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A Little More About Me

Hello there!

Before I start blogging about all of my favorite makeup and lifestyle topics, I figured I would tell you a bit more about myself.

I’m Nerina, a 30-something semi-recent single mom who works full time as a Middle School English Teacher as well. I love my co-workers, my job, and most of all, my students. Every single day is filled with the highest of highs and the lowest of lows.

Being a teacher has taught me so much about passion, and kindness, and empathy. It has taught me the ability to push someone to reach their highest potential. It has taught me that some days, its not about the learning, but about the love and compassion that these kids sometimes go without.

Teaching has made me a better person. My students have made me a better person. I am forever changed for having been blessed to be a teacher.


I am also a mom to a vibrant, amazing, creative, rambunctious little boy named Gavin (who is growing up wayyy too fast for my liking). He is the light of my life and the kindest person I know. He will always offer to share, he will always kiss my owwie’s away, and will lay his head on my shoulder and tell me he loves me about 30 times a day.

He is a ray of sunshine! Full of sass and humor, and is always telling jokes!

I am also blessed to have a good relationship with his dad that makes parenting easy and stress free.


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I am also a baker. I love baking and decorating cookies. For a while there, I thought this would make an amazing career for me. I love it and luckily, I am really good at it.

After the divorce, juggling a full time job and being a single mom really took its toll on me and I have not been able to take orders since.

Nonetheless, here are some pictures of some of the cookies I made.

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I also love all things make-up, fitness, lifestyle, fashion, and home decorating. I seriously cannot wait to share with you all of my favorite things!

Until Next Time,


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Starting Fresh in 2016!

Well hello there! It has certainly been a while!

2015 has certainly been a rollercoaster of a year for me. Full of highs that have given me some of the best moments of my life, and lows that have given me so much strength and faith that everything in life WILL and DOES work out.

Let’s recap some of the highlights (and perhaps some trials) of my 2015 shall we?

In 2015…

Gavin tried soccer. HATED it.. He looked so cute in his little uniform though!


We took a super fun family trip to California and Disneyland!


I lost 40 pounds thanks to Weight Watchers.


We visited the Texas State Aquarium.

I moved school districts in order to be closer to home and I am enjoying being at a place that is so challenging and rewarding. (Although I REALLY miss the ladies I used to work with.)

This year… my marriage was put to the test.

My dad was diagnosed with cancer. Cancer. The one word that can change the entire way you see and live your life.

Needless to say, life is unrecognizable.. BUT I refuse to let that get me down. I saw this quote online and it really resonated with me.


So here is to a 2016 that is going to be my best yet! One full of love, laughter, hope, and new beginnings!