Sunday, February 27, 2011

5 Guys Hamburgers and Fries Review

Today my husband took me to eat lunch at 5 Guys. I was very impressed with the great service we received, considering that is a fast food restaurant. Prices are a little higher than average fast food places, but it's worth it. The food is made with fresh ingredients, tastes delicious and they are very generous with their portions. If you are looking for a "regular" size hamburger you should order the "little hamburger", one their menu a regular hamburger consists of two beef patties. I recommend you order a regular order of fries and share, it could easily feed 2-3 people. All hamburgers come with your choice of  lettuce, tomato, pickles, fresh jalapenos, onions, bacon and cheese. They have an open kitchen concept, you could watch while they cook and prepare your hamburger. You also get the option of getting regular hand-cut fries or cajun fries. I preferred regular, cajun were a bit salty for my taste. Great atmosphere and customer service. The restaurant was very clean and the employees kept refilling the condiments, napkins, and sweeping the floor. I will definitely go back!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Conoco Phillips Rodeo Run

This morning I woke up a bit hung over, with a huge headache, and my feet hurt. I asked my sister in law "Why are we doing this again? Who's idea was it?" We are doing this for the bride, to help her and help ourselves at the same time. The bride is our best friend Elsa she is getting married this November and we are trying to get fit for her wedding. I got up this morning thinking I am crazy for even attempting to complete this challenge, I have no energy and only slept 5 hours, and this headache won't go away. As we were in line at the start line I started to get nervous and wanted to run, but run back to the truck! At first I said I was going to just walk the whole 6.2 miles but then I said if I'm going to do this I'm going to do it the right way. So the challenge was to beat my personal time from my Turkey Trot race back in November of last year. Well, I did it! The unofficial time was 1hr 28mins, I am very proud of myself. I managed to cut back my time by 16 minutes in 3 months. It might not seem like a lot but to me it is a great accomplishment. I love to push myself when I'm running out there and I hope to cut that time even more by November for this year's Turkey Trot.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Studio Movie Grill

Yesterday was my wedding anniversary and since it fell on a Tuesday my husband and I decided to just go have dinner. Our pick was Studio Movie Grill, we watched a movie, had dinner, and drinks under the same roof. We watched "Just Go With It" great romantic comedy with Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston.
Besides offering the convenience of a dine in restaurant SMG has daily specials Monday-Friday.
Margarita Mondays - $2 off margaritas, frozen or on the rocks. 
Beer-N-Burger Tuesdays - $2 off draft beer(regular 14oz.)
                                         $2 off burger(Kid's Burger not included)
All You Can Eat Pizza Wednesdays - $9.49 per person. No sharing, deletions, or substitutions. 
Pitcher Thursdays - $2 off ANY appetizer when you purchase a pitcher of beer, margarita or bucket of beer.
For showtimes, to purchase tickets or find the nearest SMG click here.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cake Mom: Kidz Bop 19 Giveaway

Do you worry about the type of music your kids listen to on the radio? If you have kids that love to sing a long to hip hop, but you are worried of the language in today's songs check out Cake Mom's Giveaway for your chance to win Kidz Bop CD!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Premios Lo Nuestro 2011

Una de las mejores vestidas de Premios Lo Nuestro fueron Ninel Conde, Gloria Trevi, Roselyn Sanchez, Adamari Lopez, y Blanca Soto. Al menos fueron mis LATINAS favoritas. Mirastes Premio Lo Nuestro? Cual fue la mejor vestida para ti? Que te parecio el show de apertura? Dejame tus comentarios!

The Winner Is...

The winner for the $25 CSN gift certificate is:
Andrea said...

andreapaetkau at gmail dot com
February 6, 2011 12:33 PM

Congrats Andrea you have 48 hours to reply to my email. If not, a new winner will be chosen and contacted. Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Herbal Essences Hairsprays

Like every girl I am always out on the look for products that will help me style my hair, and protect it from heat, while nourishing it at the same. One of my favorites looks is loose curl hairstyle. It's a sexy look that goes well for any occasion. You could either dress up or dress down with this hairstyle.

If you want to achieve Jennifer Lopez's hairstyle you should try Herbal Essences Set Me Up and Body Envy Hairsprays. These are the two products that help ME achieve this look. ;)

You could spray your whole head with Set Me Up before, and still have the manageability to style your hair as desired.
Once you finish styling your hair you could spray and hold your style with Body Envy for hours of volume and maneability. I love the products because they nourish my hair and they smell great!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Get Glam Beauty Event

This past Saturday I was invited by IndependentMami to a special event in The Galleria Hosted by Latina Magazine and sponsored Covergirl and Herbal Essences. The event was from 1:00-5:00pm, it consisted of complimentary beverages, make overs, swag bag and red carpert photo shoot. I registered online the morning of the event and arrived at 2:00pm the time of my appointment. I signed in and got in line to walk through the beverage tent and to wait for an open seat(I waited less than 5 mins to be seated). I was introduced to George one of the event coordinators and was escorted to my seat, there I was given a survey to fill out while I enjoyed my drink and watched the other ladies get their make overs. They had 9 chairs that were divided into two sections with 4 chairs for makeup and 5 chairs for hair. I did my make up first, which I was very excited about! I love Covergirl products and their TV commercials with artists like Queen Latifah and Taylor Swift. I was very excited about this particular event because I was going to be able to consult with the makeup artists and ask what products work best for my skin tone. As the make up artist started working on my face she started telling me about the products and how to apply them. She started by applying Smoky Shadow Blast in Purple Plum, a simple two step easily blendable set of eyeshadows in a light pink and purple plum. Next she applied Liquiline Blast(eyeliner)  in black and blended it with a brush. Next she applied the new Natureluxe Silk Foundation(345) that gave me maximum coverage for my inperfections. For mascara she used LashBlast Fusion Mascare and for lips Lip perfection Lipcolor #s 320 and 385. Finally she used the set of Instant Cheekbones and Countouring Blush(240). Next was hair... the hair consultant was able tell me a little about my hair type and asked me some questions about the hair products I used on a daily basis. I have been suffering from split lately she was able to pinpoint the root of the problem. I found out it was ME causing the split ends! I couldn't believe it!! She styled my hair using the Herbal Essences Set Me Up Hairspray, a very manegable lightweight product. She sprayed my hair curled it with a curling iron she let it sit for a minute and when she was done she ran her fingers through all the curls and sprayed it a little more to hold it in place but I was still able to run my fingers through my hair. What I liked about this hair spray is that it gave me maximum hold while leaving my hair feeling lightweight and manageable.
At the event I had the opportunity to meet Sue a reporter for Latina Magazine, the #1 lifestyle, entertainment, beauty and fashion for Latinas! I did an interview for the magazine and was able to talk about my favorite Covergirl and Herbal Essences products! At the end of the interview I walked down the mini red carpet for my red carpet photo shoot, took several pictures and received my swag bag with a current copy of Latina Magazine, Covergirl coupons, a Covergirl Natureluxe gloss balm(240) with SPF 15, and travel size bottles of Herbal Essences Hello Hydration Shampoo and Conditioner. It was a great opportunity to try out Covergirl and Herbal Essences new products, on my next stop to my favorite store I will have to stop by the cosmetics aisle and snatch a couple of the products used on me that day!

The before...
Me getting my make up done...
& the after shot(little blurry)!
Thank you Latina Magazine, Covergirl and Herbal Essences for the great experience!!

Valentine's Date

I have a wonderful group of friends who I consider my family and every year we all get together and go out for a Valentine's Date. This year we went to a cozy Italian restaurant in Downtown Houston called Damian's Cusina Italiana, we went on last Friday to avoid the Valentine's croud. Our reservation was originally made for 7:00pm but we were running a little late, one of our friends called last minute at 6:30pm and they gladly pushed our reservation to 7:30pm. We arrived to Damian's Cusina and one parking attendant opened my door and helped me out of my vehicle, another attendant took the vehicles keys and both welcomed us with a great smile(btw, valet parking is complimentary)! As we approach the door we noticed a sign that read "Proper Attire Required", luckily we were all wearing formal attire. The gentlemen(our hubbies) opened the doors for us and we arrived at the Hostess booth. I started to explore the cozy Cusina Italiana and the friendly staff, we were welcomed once again and asked if we wished to be seated or wait for the rest of our party. We were walked to our table and introduced to our server at the same time the rest of our party arrived. We started to place our order, started off with water for my beverage and a Lobster Bisque Bread Bowl for my appetizer. For my main entree I had their Fra Diavolo Linguine Pasta, spicy marinara, lobster, jumbo lump crabmeat and shrimp and for dessert I had a slice of Tirimisu cake. The food was delicious, the restaurant had great atmosphere, good presentation, friendly staff and affordable prices. They had a regular full menu(which we liked), a lot of the places we inquired about had a "special" Valentine's Day Menu starting on Friday 2/11. I will definetely recommend this place to any of my friends!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Rachel Marie's Nails Giveaway

Rachel Marie has reached 300 followers and is celebrating by giving away a set of nail polishes purchased by her that inlcude:
Cover Girl Sand Castle
Mystic Peacock
Plum Fairy
Ginger Snap
A pack of nautical nail files
Revlon Nail Lace Decals in Midnight Seduction
Zoya Mimi
Color Club Worth The Risque
5 Sally Hansen Lacquer Shine Minis
A set of OPI Katy Perry Minis!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Amazing Giveaway by Glama Dazzle!

In the time that I have been blogging I had not seen a giveaway like this one! Glama Dazzle has reached and passed her 200th follower and to celebrate she has put together this amazing giveaway, any girl's dream! One main entry plus 22 additional entries, HURRY the giveaway ends 02/28/2011!!

The products for the giveaway are:
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil Set ($92)
  • Urban Decay Book of Shadows Vol. III ($54)
  • Urban Decay Box of Potions ($39)
  • Urban Decay Cowboy Junkie Set ($38)
  • Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow Box ($38)
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Ammo Shadow Box ($36)
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette ($44)
  • Urban Decay Preen Shadow Box ($30)
  • Urban Decay Show Pony Shadow Box ($20)
  • Urban Decay Smoke Out Kit ($34)
  • Urban Decay Summer of Love Shadow Palette ($15)
  • Urban Decay Sustainable Shadow Box ($36)
  • Urban Decay Vegan Palette ($34)
  • NARS Tainted Love Set ($59)
  • NARS Follow The Boys Lip Gloss Coffret ($40)
  • NARS Sweet Disposition Mini Multiple Set ($40)
  • NARS Crazy Heart Lip Gloss Coffret ($50)
  • NARS Precious Mini Nail Set ($30)
  • NARS Trouble Maker Eye Set ($60)
  • NARS Hopelessly Devoted Set ($53)
  • NARS Midsummers Dream Set ($47)
  • NARS Love Thrill Set ($59)
  • NARS D. Lovely Lip Gloss Coffret ($49)
  • NARS Love Me Set ($49)
  • NARS 3 Piece Duo Lip Gloss Set ($49)
  • NARS Striptease Lip Gloss/Deep Throat Blush Duo ($45)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Weight Loss Update

I am happy to announce the number for January... The lucky number is 12! I lost 12lbs in one month. Now we are 6 days into February and the challenge continues, I would like to lose more weight. But like I said before this year I'm doing things differently and I'm aiming for a healthier life style instead of stepping on the scale every day and worrying about the number that shows up. I am having fun doing what I enjoy and distracts me(RUNNING!), and I'm LOVING the results! Remember to set short and long term goals, that will help you stay on track and motivated and it will be easier for you to achieve your goals!
I am also very excited because I won a copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Runners, I can't wait for it to arrive! Thank you Becca's Backyard!

Stay tuned for more updates on my progress!

OPI Katy Perry Collection Giveaway by Suburban Beauty

As a thank you to hers followers Suburban Beauty will be giving away a set of the new OPI Katy Perry Collection. The collection includes:Last Friday Night, Not Like The Movies, The One That Got Away, Teenage Dream and Black Shatter. I have been trying to get my hands on the black shatter for a while now and it has been sold out here in Houston, TX. If you like me are dying to try out the new black shatter go visit and follow Suburban Beauty for your chance to win!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

CSN $25 certificate Giveaway


I have a wonderful opportunity for all of my readers. One lucky winner will win a $25 dollar gift certificate to any of the 200+ CSN stores. The code could be used on one item or your entire basket. CSN has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from modern office furniture, to household items, to stuff for the kiddos! Good luck guys!

Here is how to enter:

1) Be a goggle friend. (1 entry)
2) Be a twitter follower. (1 entry)
3) Be a Networked Fan on facebook. (1 entry)
4) Tweet. (1 entry/per tweet-unlimited)
Win a $25 CSN gift certificate @corellana86 #giveaway 2/15
5) Mention this giveaway on your blog

This giveaway end on 02/15/11 at  11:59pm. Please leave your email in your comments. I reserve the right to disqualify any comment for not following the directions. *No compensation was received for this post*

Chaotic Cookie Giveaway

Chaotic Cookie has reached and passed her 350th follower and to celebrate she has generously purchased the products shown in the picture above to give away to one lucky US reader! To qualify for this giveaway you must be a follower, comment on her post along with your email address, and for an ADDITIONAL ENTRY: mention and post this giveaway picture on your blog.
Follow this link to enter for your chance to win!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Giveaway $25 Gift Certificate to CSN Stores

I am very excited to have parterned up with CSN to bring my readers this giveaway. If you have never shopped at any of the CSN Stores, CSN has over 200 online stores where you can find everything from modern office furniture to a cute pair of shoes to anything for your kitchen! You can shop for stuff for the kids, yourself, or your home. CSN has a wide variety and you could pretty much find anything!

Thanks to CSN, I was fortunate enough to get a $25 gift certificate to give to one of my readers!  One lucky person will get to shop at CSN Stores very SOON!