Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Make up for your Monday

Blessings to you lovely ♥Treasures♥

I am going to get better at this blogging stuff. I PROMISE!

So I have shared some stuff on Mrs. Aguila's AVON/MARK shop Facebook Page. If you haven't "LIKED" my page, you should!

Have you heard? Mascara has been revolutionized, by Avon. ‪There is a new way of dressing up your eyelashes, ‎Mega Effects‬ Macara. Your lashes have never seen anything like this.

Available in Avon Campaign 17, which starts tomorrow July 31, 2013, on my website, Mrs. Aguila's AVON/MARK Shop.

This "brush" is no brush at all, it is more like a wand, it is so flexible and so easy to apply. You can read the instructions on how to use it right on the inside of the box.
Closer look at the brush.


Get Eyes That Mesmerize! Avon's Global Celebrity Makeup Artist Lauren Andersen tells us how to create this look in a few easy steps:
1. Apply Mega Impact Eyeshadow wet or dry to control color intensity.
2. Add a bold eye liner like SuperShock to make your eyes pop!
3. Finish the look with ‪#‎MegaEffects‬ Mascara for volumized lashes.
Items from Avon and you can purchase from my website Mrs. Aguila's Shop

So let me know what you think.  Do you think you would like to try this latest makeup innovation?

Linking up with Maria-Isabel for #MakeUpMonday , come link up your beauty posts.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

My Desire is to Inspire...


Psalm 47:7(AMP)
For God is the King of all the earth; sing praises in a skillful psalm and with understanding.

Psalm 68 (NIV)
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song.

1 May God arise, may his enemies be scattered;
may his foes flee before him.
2 May you blow them away like smoke—
as wax melts before the fire,
may the wicked perish before God.
3 But may the righteous be glad
and rejoice before God;
may they be happy and joyful.

4 Sing to God, sing in praise of his name,
extol him who rides on the clouds[b];
rejoice before him—his name is the Lord.
5 A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
is God in his holy dwelling.
6 God sets the lonely in families,[c]
he leads out the prisoners with singing;
but the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

My dad died when I was five years old. Believe it or not, I have vivid memories of my dad and I cherish those memories like you have no idea. My dad and i were so very close and the trauma of loosing him, created a fear in me, a fear of abandonment. This fear did not allow me to get close to people around me. For many years it was subconscious (mental activity not directly perceived by the consciousness, from which memories, feelings, or thoughts can influence behavior without realization of it).

God is so awesome though, he revealed this to me. He reveals to heal so as it comes up God helps me to overcome this fear and free me from it and in this class/group, Making Peace with my Past, I was able to get healing for another layer of this fear. Thank you Heavenly Father.

I do not have to live in fear of abandonment anymore because I have a promise from God in this scripture...
Deuteronomy 31:8 (NKJV)
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.”
Photo courtesy of Mr. Aguila
God will help us through everything we face in life. Have a blessed weekend.

Linking up here with Desire to Inspire community
A Royal Daughter

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

CHRISTmas in July

Hello Lovely ♥Treasures♥

So it seriously feels like Christmas in July to me, especially since it rained on us at my nephews party on Saturday. I am a Cali girl and while we do get June gloom, I don't ever remember a rain storm in July here. I am not complaining. I love rain and cold weather anytime especially in the summer.

A couple weeks ago I got an email from the lovely Ms. Trine Marie that I was the winner winner of her Summer Shoe giveaway! Sweet!!! There is something about winning that is just awesome even though the shoes aren't my size, I was still super excited to get the news. I know I am not the only one, am I?

Last night, I got home pretty late but I got home to packages. I was so excited! I love receiving packages in the mail. The shoes are so pretty, too bad they dont fit me.
She even addes some pretty nail polishes, hair ties (that I LOVE) and a nail filer !
On top of this lovely package, I received my starter kit from Beachbody for my new journey. I was really excited opening it up and checking out all the goodies. It felt like Christmas in July and then it hit me I am really nervous about this journey.  I am suppose to take before pictures, get all measurements done and shared with a group for accountability. I know its no different than blogging BUT STILL just feeling a little weird about the whole thing.

We officially begin on Saturday, July 29th but I will begin working out tonight AFTER I take photos and measurements. Have any of you done this Beachbody challenge? Drank Shakeology? Worked out to the Slim in 6 videos? If so, send me some tips and tricks please!
Well now it's your turn for a chance at CHRISTmas in July. I have a few giveaways that I am a part of this month and I want to be sure you have a chance to enter them.

Joining Nykki Talks Beauty for a Cash Giveaway, $125 via Paypal Enter Here

Joining Everyday Life for an AVON product giveaway Enter Here

Joining Agape Love Designs for MARK products giveaway and its a linky party so be sure you add your beauty posts Enter Here

Have a great evening.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Not just any MAKEUP MONDAY

Hey lovely TREASURES, it's MakeUp Monday but this is not just any MakeUp Monday, this is special for so many reasons!
It is my very first time co hosting anything as a blogger, I am co-hosting with the lovely Maria-Isabel of  Agape Love Designs (whom I happen to love and stalk on every possible social media) AND last but certainly not least, we have a giveaway!! Something from Mrs. Aguila's AVON/MARK Shop of course!!!

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mrs. Aguila's Confessions

Hello to all you lovely Treasures,

I am not sure why but I love doing these "I Confess" posts.

So here goes my confessions.
  • I should be asleep already because it's almost 1am and I have church in the morning.
  • I been thinking about this post and thinking about this post for a couple hours but just couldn't get to typing it out.
  • When I got married, I gave Mr. Aguila two must haves for our apartment and that was an AC and washer/dryer hook ups.
  • I didn't get either one with out apartment but I loved the place so much that I compromised.
  • Almost five years later, Mr. Aguila got me a "portable AC" and I am not really sure why it's called portable because it is so heavy and it doesn't move around easily.
  • I have to do my laundry at the public laundry places and I hate it so much I only go once a month and if it were up to me I'd go twice a year (because I probably have enough clothes to last me for 6 months)
  • I DO have enough clothes to last me for AT LEAST 6 months
  • One day as I ranted to Mr. Aguila about not having anything to wear, he says he counted 69 blouses and that was only hanging up in the closet.
  • I have never counted them to verify the number and since then I have cleaned out the closet and given away many of the shirts that didn't fit me anymore.
  • I have gained so much weight in the past "almost" 5 years of being married and I'd say within the last year I have gained the most.
  • I am embarrassed to say how much I way BUT I am finally starting a weight loss challenge next Saturday and of course I will blog about it because that is what bloggers do.
  • My Team Beachbody coach is a Christian who offers support through the weight loss but more importantly offers to pray us through and I know that God and prayer, I can do this.
  • I am not excited at all about this whole eating healthy stuff but I am committed to loosing weight and so the journey begins. Will you follow me and encourage me and help keep me accountable?
Now it's your turn, write up some confessions and link up with Agape Love Designs and Let It Shine here I CONFESS

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Saturday Inspiration

Hello my Lovely ♥Treasures♥

Today I am going to bring you some hope inspiration.

I read alot of inspiration this week and I would like to share it with you.

When you can live authentically, you will become a beacon of light and hope for others! Free to pursue God's perfect plan for your life!! By Paula White

This has got to be my life mission statement. The Life of Mrs. Aguila is to live authentically to be a beacon of light and hope for others and to be FREE to pursue God's perfect plan for my life. AMEN!!!

God's Word is always so encouraging to me. I mean anyway you are feeling or any situation you are facing you can find something to encourage you and fill you with ♥Faith♥ and ♥Hope♥  I love God's Word.

When we are feeling down and out, if we seek the Lord our heart will rejoice.  God's word tells us to guard our hearts. I like the way this version says it.
Proverbs 4:23 New Life Version (NLV) "Keep your heart pure for out of it are the important things of life."

I read this on my GIG's Facebook from Barry Cook 
"God does not want to bring you out of your adversities all beaten up and bedraggled; no, you are not simply a survivor, you are “more than a conqueror” (Rom. 8: 37). He wants to bring you out PROMOTED and INCREASED, with ABUNDANCE. Beyond that, God wants to make the enemy pay for the wrongs done to you, His child. God wants to bring you out to a flourishing FINISH. If you’re in a tough situation today, you need to develop a RESTORATION MENTALITY. Mentally ENCOURAGE yourself that God IS going to turn your situation around. REMIND yourself that you don’t just defeat the enemy; you gather up all the spoils. Your attitude should be, Father, I thank You, for I know I’m going to come out stronger, healthier, and happier than I’ve ever been. In Christ, we are loved lavishly, covered, carried, cared for, healed, restored, revived and rewarded for our persevering faith!"
“I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him.” (ISAIAH 57: 18)
This reminds me of shifting our waiting perspective to The Waiting Treasure. Oh what treasures are inside thee Greatest Treasure of all. He holds the spoils from every battle and I don't know about you but I've been through many battles in my life. I have found the Treasure and I want all the spoils, how about you?

The Hope of the Faithful, and the Messiah’s Victory

A Michtam of David.

16 Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.
O my soul, you have said to the Lord,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”
Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
Nor take up their names on my lips.
O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Amen and Happy Saturday

Monday, July 15, 2013

A Little Bit of Everything....

Hello My Lovely {Treasures},

Happy Monday!!! I had such a busy weekend but happy to report it was a productive weekend as well.

A few things going on in Mrs. Aguila's life...
  • I am expanding my Avon business and I am now building a team. I just added 4 women to my team this month (3 on Saturday) and I am really excited to work with them and help them build up their business.  Contact me to buy or sell Avon/Mark by visiting my shop, while you are there you can sign up for email updates on specials going on.
  • There is a Free Shipping promotion going on at Mrs. Aguila's AVON/MARK shop right now with $10 order.  OFFER EXPIRED BUT YOU CAN STILL GET FREE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $30
Use Coupon Code:  ESSENTIAL

  • Yesterday Mr. Aguila and I went to a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game and had a blast together. I grew up a Dodger fan, thanks to my granddaddy, who is a huge Dodger fan and so is the rest of my family. Here are a few pictures of us having fun.

  • We were blessed with the tickets so we had no idea where we would be sitting at and I was hoping and praying we wouldn't be in the sun and praise God we weren't because it was a hot sunny day in Los Angeles. We had some really awesome seats. Of course had to have a Dodger Dog.
  • I didn't take any selfies but for my LOTD, I wore a little of everything.
    • FOTD-MAC Matchmaster Foundation SPF 15, Shade 5.0 and MAC Powder Blush (Frost) in Get-Away Bronze, part of summer colletion 
    • EOTD- SHADOWS:My Beauty Addiction Shadow Poxy to start and then for color I used Champagne on the brow lid, Royal on the crease and outer corner plus MAC Pro Longwear eye shadow in Sweet Satisfaction on the rest focusing on inner corners.  
      • EYELINER: Avon Glimmersticks Chromes in Flashy Steel, I made a thick line, then on the top right by the lash line, I used Avon Mega Impact Eyeliner in Extreme Cobalt plus on my water line.
      • EYELASHES:  I started with the L'oreal voluminous False Fiber Lashes, Black and then I finish the tips up with AVON Super Extend Infinitize Mascara, Black.
    • LOTD- MAC Coconutty.

  • I have alot of MAC empties I need to return to MAC, do you take advantage of the BACK TO MAC program? Have you heard of it?
  • It's a good thing i have Dodgers on my mind because this Saturday we are getting ready to celebrate my middle nephews 11th Birthday and the theme is Los Angeles Dodger baseball.
  • I found a Blue Velvet Recipe and my cousin and I are going to try this for our Dodger Blue cupcakes.
Well as you can tell Life as Mrs. Aguila is pretty busy these days.  I hope you have a wonderful rest of your Monday and be sure to check out more Make up, Beauty and Mani stuff over at Agape Love Designs

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It's a giveaway!

Joining Sabrina of Cattails + Cardigans and her sponsors to celebrate her 300 followers with a giveaway!!
For all my nail polish lovers, I am giving away 2 holo polishes from Avon and there is some other great prizes as well.

 Futures | 200x200 Ferris Wheel ad space.
Bloglovin' & Twitter. 

 Green Mountain Couple | A month of "Beginning Prepper" Ad Space (125x125)

Something About You & Me | Large Ad Space for 2 months

 You're In Brookelynn | $25 Target giftcard

 Caravan Sonnet | $20 shop credit to her Etsy shop and $5 Starbucks GC
Bloglovin Twitter

 Life as Mrs.Aguila   | 2 Avon holographic nail polishes. 

Bloglovin Facebook 

Discovering Simply Me | Blog Design + Ad Space.

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  5. One winner takes it all. 

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    Make Up, Ohhhh Make Up

    Hello my lovely treasures, thank you for stopping by here today.

    I have had so much on my mind lately, I haven't been able to sit and focus and put my thoughts down which is why I am just writing my blog for Makeup Monday tonight. I know, I know, I know. I am so sorry, I really am trying to get better at this blogging stuff.

    So during my 4 day weekend I took a lot of pictures of just random make up items. Some I took of the different store displays and some are from my Avon order. So this may turn out to be a wordless Wednesday, Makeup Monday post.

    New mascara, Mega Effects by Avon, that I am totally loving right now. I will be doing a review and giveaway post soon.

    Does anybody else love giveaways, as much as I do? Just this week, I won 2 more giveaways! God is good to me. I will be hosting and joining a couple giveaways on a couple of blogs I am sponsoring so be on the look out for those. (Hint tomorrow morning, July 11, 2013) you will have a chance to win 2 Avon holo nail polishes. Here is a preview. Enter Giveaway Here
    Ok so for the make up display spotting's, I had this weekend.
    I don't own anything from this brand but here it is,

    So this was the NYX display and I took a photo of the Eyeshadow base display, the price on these were $6.99. Which eyeshadow base or primer do you use?

    Both Avon and Mark have eyeshadow primers, you can check them out here
    Mrs. Aguila's AVON and MARK shop
    As I had shared with you on Sunday, I cheated on AVON/MARK this weekend and I visited the MAC store and made a small purchase for a big price. I am not sure why I continue to do that but here is a picture of SOME of the eyeshadow displays.

    I guess this Is why I go in there and I end up buying something!! Look at all these colors but seriously $20 before taxes and NO shipping just for ONE of these shadows??? I need to stay away from this evil store and stick to Avon.
    This is the Romantic Mauves quad and it is on sale for $4.99.
    This cute duo is TRUE COLOR Eyeshadow Duo-Fiji Paradise collection, color is Luscious Orchid, price $3.49.
    Love the packaging don't you?

    And finally some Avon blush, my friend ordered Rose Lustre (pictured on top) and I ordered Molten Mocha (pictured on bottom left and right) and I also have the Cranberry shade, which I love and is really pigmented.

    I also made an order for My Beauty Addiction eye shadow samples and eye shadow poxy.

    And after all this Make up shopping, I confess (yes I realize it's not Friday and this is not a confession link up post) I have not warn make up all week.

    A peek into the Avon goodies for my customers but like I said always feels like an Avon haul all for me.

    And so there you go, a peek into Life as Mrs. Aguila's adventures in make up and yes I know it's not Monday but there is still time for Make Up Monday.

    Makeup Monday

    Saturday, July 6, 2013

    Confessing Time

    Ok so it is that time again...
    1. I seriously love 4 day weekends.
    2. I love visiting my hairdresser and getting my hair done.
    3. I just got my hair done and haven't taken a picture.
    4. I love getting my Avon order and going through everything. Even if it is not mine, it still feels like an Avon haul all for me.
    5. I want to get new Avon customers.
    6. I cheated on Avon this weekend with MAC and My Beauty Addiction.
    7. I love the MAC store.
    8. I really shouldn't have spent over $40 on 2 MAC items.
    9. I was pretty jealous when one of my customers ordered a blush, an eye shadow quad AND a lipstick from Avon and only spent $22.
    10. I am thinking of returning the MAC items I bought.
    11. I am an impulsive shopper.
    12. I love to shop.
    13. I am really looking forward to church service tomorrow.
    14. I am so sleepy right now.
    15. I usually type my blogs late at night.
    16. I stay up late and I am so not a morning person.
    17. I can not wait to see my brother tomorrow.
    18. I was excited to get the KEEK app on my Windows 8 phone BUT I have yet to post a video.
    19. I have recorded a couple Keek's but then delete them.
    20. I love, love, love my new blog design and want you to check it out and let me know what you think. 
    So now go ahead and keep calm and confess and join Maria-Isabel of Agape Love Designs and Michelle of Let It Shine for a linky party.

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Wonderful Wednesday....

    Hello Lovely Treasures,

    I hope and pray that you are doing well today and that you are ready to have a fun safe Independence Day celebration.  So Mr. Aguila and I decided to go to San Diego and catch some lunch in Little Italy and watch a firework show by the ocean with our lovely friends. I am super excited. This will be our first time spending the day over there for this celebration. I will share our experience and photos with you on Friday.
    I just love this photo I found while browsing the world wide web. I don't take credit for it but it's cute and wanted to share.
    Anybody want to try one of these hand creams from Avon?  Leave a comment and I will choose a random winner from the comments to try them in honor of 4th of July (be sure to read til the end for more good news) You can check out more information on my website Mrs. Aguila's AVON/MARK shop. You can browse the ebrochure, Campaign 14, page 168 or look up Summer Mini Hand Creams.

    From right to left we have: Skin So Soft Signature Silk, 592-674
    Moisture Therapy Daily Skin Defense, 592-655
    Skin So Soft & Sensual, 592-660
    Moisture Therapy Intensive Healing & Repair, 592-640

    Here is a look into my make up bag that I pretty much carry with me from my car to my office back to my car, just for those days when i feel like wearing make up.

    And last but not least, if you are like me and wait for the specials and the deals to shop, this is for you. This is one of my favorite promotions when shopping online, to be honest, so of course I want to share it with you.

    Please feel free to email me or contact me with any questions or comments. My information is listed above.