Jul 23, 2015

Introducing....Maddox

As some of you may know, I have been grieving over the loss of one of my beloved pets.
I still miss her, and think of her every day. The memories she brought me were so very sweet,as well as the love we shared.



It has been a little over four months,and I knew it was time to start looking for another family member to warm our home.

I had visited a few shelters over the past few months,but never really seemed to connect  with anyone in particular,until yesterday.
Meet Maddox!
 I saw his sweet little face, and it was love at first site. We "chatted" for a bit, okay, he mostly mewed,but you get the point. When we had the chance to visit one on one,he began purring in my arms,and gently reached up to give me kisses. That was it,I was his, hook,line, and sinker.

He certainly knows how to charm a lady!

Maddox is a little over 2 months old,and was a rescue from Seattle Humane. He is a polite little gentleman,a great eater,and has a wonderful philosophy. First, start each day with a flying leap! Technically,embrace each day as new. Who wouldn't be excited! Second, when in doubt,chew it!
Humm...could that mean,take a moment and think,you know, "chew things over" and lastly,all balls are MINE! Well, little guy,you gotta know whats yours and go for it, right?
He's a smart little man.

Maddox enjoying music with Mom
 I look forward to many adventures in getting to know this super turbo charged kitten. I think he has a great life ahead.

My older cat, Baby is adapting,slowly,but bless her heart, she has been so tolerant of him.
If any of you have any get acquainted tips, I would welcome them gladly.


Mom,can't you see I'm busy?


Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

Jun 19, 2015

I'm The Sensitive Type (My Summer Skincare Routine)

 I love to keep things simple,and when it comes to skincare,it couldn't be easier than this!

My sensitive skin thrives on Lush USA products. During the hot weather season,my skin has a tendency to get fussy. Sweat,pollution from the city and sun just irritate it.

 I have always loved Fresh Farmacy soap,Full of Grace (bar moisturizer) and Eau Roma Water to take care of redness,dryness and keep my skin in tip top condition.

What's even better,is that it doesn't have to cost a fortune to take care of your skin and keep it glowing!

 My bar of Fresh Farmacy was $9,Full of Grace is $14.95 and Eau Roma Water (spritz on tonic) is $9.95 for the 3.3 oz size.




Stop in today at your local Lush store. Chances are,they will have the perfect remedy for fresh,glowing skin that's tailored just for you!

For more information,log on to http://www.lushusa.com/Fresh-Farmacy/00077,en_US,pd.html#start=7


http://www.lushusa.com/Full-of-Grace/04063,en_US,pd.html#start=6

http://www.lushusa.com/Eau-Roma-Water/9999900408,en_US,pd.html#start=2

Smile,Sunshine!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

May 14, 2015

Leggings And Dresses,And Fashion Oh My!‏



A fashion icon will soon be available to ooh and aah,and play in,dear east side girls!
That's right,Zara is coming this fall to Bellevue Square!

The fashion brand store will take up residence in the space where JC Penny used to be.

That means nearly 26,000 sq feet of fashion,accessories,footwear and more for men,women,and children.
No more fighting traffic into Seattle to get the hottest trends!

www.westlakecenter.com (via Google Images)

The store is expanding,and Bellevue was the perfect match!

More info to come as we near the opening date come fall.
I am so excited to see what Zara (pardon the pun) has in store for us.

For more info on the fashion you can find at Zara,check out their website at http://www.zara.com/us/

And yes,savvy shoppers, there's an app for that! Go here to load on your devices: http://www.zara.com/us/en/apps-c362004.html

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
Photo by www.westlakecenter.com (via Google Images)

May 7, 2015

Better Together

Mother's Day is just around the corner,so I decided to treat myself to a little gift that I have had my eyes on,a beautiful palette of coordinating colors for eyes and cheeks from BareMinerals.


Many years ago,I began my career as a free lance artist at a very well known beauty company. I  really didn't care for the BareMinerals brand,as I found the face powders to be a bit too drying,but I am really glad that I took a chance on this savvy little set,because it  is indeed so wearable and goes with everything!
The compact is broken down into three categories..."Love & Luster" Which I like to think of as the Peaches...
There's Empress and Bragging Right eyeshadow paired with The Summer Fling blush
Next, is "Lilac & Lace" the Pinks of the group... This includes Shiver and Priceless eye shadows and The Five Star Treatment cheek color.

Last but not least is Gilded & Gorgeous,the Bronzes
Featuring Hoopla and Ritzy shades for eyes and The High Dive bronzer.

There's even a duel ended brush to make application simple! This will easily pop into a tote bag or beach bag for on the go touch-ups!


Another great find at Ulta for $39.00

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.  

Apr 16, 2015

Bevvy Of Beauty

Every beauty gal loves Ulta!

Here's another reason to love it even more!

Spring is the perfect time to change your makeup to a lighter,fresher palette.
I adore all the great kits one can find at Ulta.

This Be Beautiful Color Essentials case has everything you need for a diva on the go.

Filled with the must have looks for spring,including a bronzer-hilighter combo,eyeliners in blackout and mink as well as bronze and peacock,brow powder and setting wax,2 lip crayons in sweet dreams and love story and 2 butter balm lipglosses ,as well as a selection of ten eyeshadows made to bring your eyes into soft focus.

At 19.99 this is a beauty bargain you shouldnt pass up!



Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

Apr 1, 2015

Notes From A Crazy Cat Lady

I have been a bit absent for awhile due to the loss of a very sweet furry friend that had been by my side for 16 years.


It's funny how people treat you when you are grieving;weather it be over the loss of a friend,loved one,or over the loss of a pet (as they too are indeed "loved ones")

People either tend to avoid you,think you're nuts to be so sad,or think you should just move on. Others offer a shoulder,and kind words,even a bit of wisdom. For those who do,I say a heartfelt thank you.
My Pi,was a sweet,gentle,loving soul. the best way to describe her would be serene.I adopted  her at Petsmart,who had an Animal Humane Adoption Center,and from the very first day I saw her,I knew we were meant for each other.

My favorite moment is when I came back after they had groomed her and prepared her,to see a sign on  her cage that read "I'm going home" and indeed,for what now seems a very short time,she was "home".


Pi leaves behind a legacy of love. There are so many memories.From eating my macaroni and  cheese,to sneaking french onion dip and eggrolls from my plate,to her silly climbing into bags and boxes,to keeping me company when I write (she was my "Editor in Chief")to watching her favorite shows (Project Runway,Once Upon A Time,and Kung Fu Panda) I never went to bed alone. I was always wakened with kisses and purrs. There was nothing cuter than having my nose licked when I got under the covers.I think if she could laugh,she probably would have.Heaven knows how much laughter she brought into my home. This was LOVE in little furry pajamas.



 These are the memories she gave me.She was my best little pal and "family" in more ways than I can count.I will never be CRAZY for missing her presence in my life.



If you are looking for a best pal,I strongly urge you to adopt a shelter pet. Save a life.
I am so glad that I did!

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

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 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011. 

Feb 18, 2015

Love Lite


 Part of being fashionable means maintaining a warm and inviting home. One that smells yummy,provides a relaxing environment and a haven away from the busy life we lead.

I like to rely on candles and fragrance oils as  well as flowers and plants to do that.
One of my favorite places to shop is Yankee Candles at the Bellevue Square Mall. 

 Recently, I went in to purchase a chocolate candle for Valentine's Day and when I was at the checkout, the sales associate told me about a raffle that they were having. I didn't think much about it, and said "sure,why not"and honestly, who couldn't use a few more lovely candles and reed defusers in their home? I walked out never giving it a second thought. 

 A few days later,I received a callback from a very sweet lady that told me I had won the raffle!!

My "prize" were two large jar candles one in Picnic In The Park, and Blue Summer Sky as well as Summer Wishes fragrance oil/reed defuser. These make my little studio smell like a fresh spring day! 

Thank you so much for the wonderful gift. I love how it makes my tiny place so welcoming at the end of my day.

Until next time~
Hearts and Hugs
BellevueGrl

Photo Credits:
 All photos are property of the blog owner, and may not be used without permission.
 BellevueGrl Productions, 2011.