mark Magalog #4 April 2010 check it out!

Saturday, March 27, 2010
April is upon us! That means the new mark. Magalog is going to debut! so in anticipation of that fact, i'm posting a sneak peak of the new magalog. This magalog officially runs from March 30th to April 27th. If you'd to place an order email me or shop my eBoutique.

Magalog #4 April 2010 Click on the cover to experience the new magalog online!

Here are some previews pages:

Bring out that cat eye!

To see the complete magalog click on the cover page above.
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A Tweezer is a Tweezer is Tweezer!

Friday, March 26, 2010
I was shopping at Sephora a while back and saw the display for the Anastacia . While i was looking at the stencils for eyebrows and the cute products, one caught my eye, the tweezers. Well why not, the woman who has been on Oprah, does the brows of J-Lo, and countless other movie stars has got to put out a really cool tweezers.

According to the Sephora website, the product is described as:

Crafted from the highest quality steel with custom-slanted top and calibrated tension, this professional must-have tool handles even the finest hairs with ease.

For $28 this should be an awesome tweezer.

However, this did not catch my eye because it's Anastacia's Tweezer but because it looked remarkably similar to my tweezers at home by Earth Theraputics. The Pink SoftTouch tweezers. The Earth Theraputics tweezer retails for $9.99 on most sites but I found it at Marshalls for $3.99!

ET describes the tweezer as: Earth Therapeutics SofTouch™ tweezers are professional quality. The body of the SofTouch™ tweezer is lined with a special coating that is velvety soft to the touch, yet ensures a non-slip secure grip for perfect and precise tweezing. The tweezer tips are hand-filed, perfectly aligned and rigorously tested for exacting accuracy.

It's a great tweezer! I really love it and my sister who is very into the brow grooming thing was amazed at it and the price i paid. It has a soft feel to the hand grip and the tip is quite accurate at plucking my brows.

So for about $24.01 less than the official Anastacia brand, you can get the same tweezer for way less at and Amazon which has a Two pack for just under $10. That would make a great gift for a friend ad you get to keep one as well and it's less than $5 each tweezer.

I understand that having a great tweezer is essential especially just to keep up between waxing or threading sessions, however when you have the opportunity to get a great tweezer for a fraction of the cost. This is just way too good to pass up. Ladies save your money and purchase the same tweezer at a less price. you won't be unhappy. Shop on ladies!
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Strawberries are my fave fruit on the planet. My mom said when we lived in California that we'd go out to the strawberry patches and buy them fresh from the growers. Going home with Strawberries my parents had to buy me my own case because I'd go through it on the way back to Ft. Irwin. Mind you I was only 3. Well almost 27 years later it is still my fave fruit when market prices are great and they are from California.

So my post today will have some awesome recipes and jewelry that is strawberry themed. Strawberries

The fragrantly sweet juiciness and deep red color of strawberries can brighten up both the taste and aesthetics of any meal; it is no wonder they are the most popular berry fruit in the world. Although strawberries have become increasingly available year-round, they are at the peak of their season from April through July when they are the most delicious and most abundant.

While there are more than 600 varieties of strawberries that differ in flavor, size and texture, one can usually identify a strawberry by its red flesh that has yellow seeds piercing its surface, and the small, regal, green leafy cap and stem that adorn its crown. In addition to strawberries that are cultivated, there are also varieties that grow wild. These are much smaller in size, but feature a more intense flavor.


Strawberry Tiramisu for 2


  • 1 pint fresh strawberries
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons coffee-flavored liqueur
  • 18 ladyfingers
  • 1/3 cup chilled espresso
  • 1/2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder


  1. Cut off the tops of the strawberries and slice the berries. Reserve 2 large whole berries for garnish.
  2. In a blender, place 2 cups of strawberries and 2 tablespoons confectioners sugar; blend to puree and set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine mascarpone cheese, 1/4 cup cream, 1/4 cup sugar, and liqueur; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 1 to 1 1/2 minutes until thickened.
  4. Place 6 ladyfingers on a serving plate and brush each with approximately 1 teaspoon cold espresso coffee. Spread or pipe out 1/2 of the cheese mixture over the ladyfingers, and layer with half of the sliced strawberries.
  5. Repeat with the next 6 ladyfingers, espresso, remaining cheese mixture, and sliced strawberries; top with remaining 6 ladyfingers.
  6. In a small mixing bowl, combine 1/4 cup heavy cream with 2 tablespoons sugar; beat with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until just whipped, approximately 1 minute. Spread cream evenly over top layer of ladyfingers.
  7. Dust cocoa over whipped cream, and garnish with 2 reserved strawberries. Pour strawberry puree onto two serving plates. Cut tiramisu in half, and place onto puree.

Recipe: Sparkling Strawberry Lemonade

Found this recipe on the blog One Ordinary Day it's really great!

4-6 lemons, enough to equal 1 cup of lemon juice

1-1 1/2 c. simple syrup (recipe follows)

16 oz. container of strawberries, cleaned and hulled

1 quart sparkling water

mint to garnish (I just used small strawberries for garnish.)

Juice the lemons to get 1 cup of lemon juice. Blend the strawberries and 1/2 c. of the simple syrup in a blender or with an immersion blender, until smooth. Strain to remove the seeds. Pour lemon juice, strawberry puree, 1/2 c. simple syrup, and sparkling water into a pitcher. Add more simple syrup if needed to achieve the sweetness you like. Add ice and chill.

Recipe: Simple Syrup

(I only used 1 c. of simple syrup for my pitcher of lemonade. If you want it more sweet than tart, use 3/4 c. sugar to 3/4 c. water and add it all.)

1 part sugar to 1 part water

Combine sugar and warm water. Stir to dissolve sugar. (This can also be done on t

he stovetop, but I found this was faster and easier.)

My love of strawberries extends into my wardrobe sometimes. I have a Vintage Sarah COVENTRY Strawberry Ice Silver tone Brooch. That I found on ebay. It's so cute to add to a dress or hat. It is just too cute.

My cup raneth over when i found a pair of D'Orsay style heels with strawberries on the toe. They are so one of my ultimate faves.

I just find them lovely.

Finally a throw back to 1983 i found this pic on photobucket. This is the tricycle i had when i was three! However i think mine was all red.

A Strawberry Shortcake Trike! I remember there was a big wheel gang and i had my trike! it was awesome times! up and down the block all day.

As we move into Spring i look forward to excellent Strawberries in all the foodie forms chefs and home cooks can think of. In salads, on shortcake, Ina Garten's strawberry country cake, Paula Deen's Strawberry cake, and just plain with fresh heavy cream and vanilla. One of God's greatest creations..The Strawberry!
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mark in Lucky Magazine

Monday, March 15, 2010
Okay doing research for mark. I found this article in Lucky magazine.

Lauren Conrad celebrity, fashion designer and spokeswoman for mark., lends a hand against domestic violence. The movement call m.powerment notes that girls ages 16-24 experience the highest percentage of partner domestic violence. To aid this cause against domestic violence Lauren Conrad and mark. offer a selection of jewelry and makeup with 100% of the proceeds going to m.powerment efforts.

All the items in this campaign are under $30. an affordable way to help a wonderful cause and look fashionable all at the same time.

Visit my mark. store under the link m.powerment to take contribute to the fight against domestic violence.

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trying out new workout videos

Saturday, March 13, 2010
Okay so since i'm prego now with the second kiddo. I wan to keep working out. alot of the prego videos out there are entirely too touchy feely for me. I very much understand a new life is growing in me and that it's a miracle, however between that and sounds of gongs or flowing water (which increases the need to pause and RUN for the restroom), It's way to calm for me and not what i need.

PhotobucketI already go on base and do Zumba twice a week. to help keep the cardio up. so much fun. I wonder what it's going to be like when i'm But yeah so i went to amazon and got two DVDs used.

I got 10 Minute Solution Prenatal Pilates with Lizbeth Garcia. It has 5- 10 minute routines to help during all stages of pregnancy. I was really excited to see an instructor who did not look like a stick with a large beach ball in front. Garcia is strong and lovely. He instruction is clear and best of allit flows without the wishy-washiness. Tonight i did 2 workouts: the Standing Pilates and the core pilates. My abs are feeling it but in a good way. I felt as though this is something I can stick with. Garcia is 36 weeks along in her first pregnancy at the time.

There are 3 other workouts i will get to in the next couple of days: Pilates for buns and thighs, Pilates for flexibility and total body pilates. It's gentle and invigorating. Using light weight feels good but i will eventually have to move up. i know i can make it more difficult for me by incorporating my resistance tubing.

I really like the attention she pays to strengthening and stretching the lower back. OMG did that feel wonderful. My lower back has been killing me since i stopped traditional weight lifting and this is very much helping ease the pain and get me back to little to no pain. The ab work is fantastic with the aid of pillows to help cushion the lower back and keep me elevated and baby safe. The movements are fluid and gently strengthen. Taking the traditional pilates moves and just modifying them to fit the changing landscape that is my body.

I look forward to completing the workouts and keeping this one in my collection as my kiddo grows and my body changes.

Next review will be of Tracey Mallett's Pregnancy System 3in1. I have the book coming in on ILL so i will do a book review and a DVD review. Looking forward to it.

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Meet Mark

Friday, March 12, 2010

Okay in my love for makeup and jewelry I have decided to join the mark team. The makeup is trendy and very cute. The skincare is affordable and the jewelry is very stylish. Most important it's very budget friendly.

I just signed up today for only $20. They are mailing my start up kit and it comes with makeup, skin care, magalogs (catalogs) and a get started manual. Along with the $20 price I got a free eboutique! That is a biggie since with other companies it costs to have a website up to almost $200 a year.

I hope this endeavor will help me make some extra cash while providing customers with cute makeup and jewelry. If you'd like to check out my shop click on the pink mark Logo. If you have any questions let me know i will be more than happy to answer them.

My fave item right now is the Vintage Bloom Ring. It's so cute and come in two colors Nude and seafoam. This a great statement ring for a cocktail party or just to wear with jeans. The throw back to old glamour is huge now and this is the prefect peice to start a collection.
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Let me know what you think. Enjoy!
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