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Wedding Day

Tongan Wedding

May 8, 2021 we were sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple.

Our wedding day was not what I had imagined it would be. Growing up I always wanted the big fancy wedding dress and massive party to celebrate the day with all my friends and family. Due to covid there was no fancy wedding dress, just my simple temple dress. There was no big wedding reception, just a small luncheon at my parent’s home. Despite things not being how I originally planned, our wedding day was so special.

With all the changes due to covid we had to arrive and leave in our temple clothes. Pila’s family brought Tongan mats and leis which really made the day feel so special. I’m so grateful for all the friends and family who made us feel so loved even from afar.

More pictures and details to come!

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Los Angeles Temple

Tongan Wedding Attire

What You Need To Know about Seint Makeup

Over the past month I’ve been able share more about Seint makeup and how much I truly love it. Today I wanted to do a post dedicated to what you need to know about Seint makeup and how to apply it!

So first off what is the IIID foundation that makes up Seint? It is made up of highlight, contour, lip and cheek and illuminator.

Highlight color should be lighter than your natural skin tone. The yellow turns creamy on the skin and gives you a “lit from within” glow! With the small end of our hac brush you apply this shade to the bridge of the nose, beneath your eyes and down the side of the nose in a pie piece shape, between your brows, on the chin and along the jawline.

Contour color should be deeper than your natural skin tone. It creates and accentuates the “shadows” on your face, giving dimension and a gorgeous sculpt to your face! Using the large end of the HAC brush apply the contour color round the edges of your face, down the neck, the side of your nose and beneath your cheekbones.

Lip and cheek color has a rosy tone which brings out your eyes, makes the face appear more youthful and warms your complexion. You apply this with a brush, sponge or fingertip to the apples of your cheeks and to the center of your lips.

Finally you finish with an illuminator which is a gorgeous shimmery cream! It gives the face a candlelit dewiness and perfects your complexion. Apply with fingertip to the top of your cheekbones, the bow of your lip and beneath the arch of your brow.

So rather than applying layers of makeup, the highlight, contour, lip and cheek get placed strategically on the face so it blends together to create one gorgeous layer of makeup. I was intimidated at first with this method but once I got the hang of it, I’ll never be able to go back to my old makeup routine!

If you are interested in trying out this amazing makeup, let me help get you color matched! There is a simple form I have set up that I can get you color matched and on your way to loving Seint makeup! You can get color matched here: Color match me

Want to check out the rest of our amazing makeup line? We have the most gorgeous eye shadows as well: shop here.

Disneyland Churros At Home

My mouth is literally watering as I write this blog post! I made this short video to show you how to make Disneyland churros at home with your air fryer! When I heard that you could buy the same brand of churro’s that Disneyland sells I was on the hunt. During quarantine I could not find these churros anywhere. They were either sold out of non existent. I went to smart and final and just decided to walk past the frozen food section and see if they had them, and there was that beautiful box of churros!

I got home and instantly had to try them out for myself and see if they truly tasted like Disneyland churros. The instructions on the box tell you to bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for 4 minutes. Instead of my oven I opted for my Ninja Foodi! I have been obsessed with using my air fryer lately so I figured why not try the churros out. I had to cut the churros in half in order to fit in the Ninja Foodi and put it on 400 degrees and cooked them for 6 minutes until they were golden brown. Out of the air fryer they went into the cinnamon sugar mix that came in the box.

The first bite of that churro, I was in heaven! They really do taste just like Disneyland churros. They are warm, crispy and doing them at home you’re able to truly coat them in tons of cinnamon and sugar. I have already made two batches because they are just irresistible.

If you get your hands on them, send me a picture of video of your at home Disneyland churro! Happy eating.

At Home Zoom Mutual

For the over a month I’ve held at home zoom mutual for my youth. One night my young women’s class president texted me and said that she missed having mutual and wondered if we could try having one via zoom. I immediately thought it was such a good idea and was excited to start. The majority of our youth come from families with both Young Women and Young Men and my fiance is the Young Men’s advisor, so we decided to combine for each zoom mutual. At first we went back and forth on ideas and had a hard time figuring out what activities and games would work and what wouldn’t. It was a little rocky at first, with poor connections but we had 12 kids sign on for the first night and at the end of the day they had a blast. After the first zoom mutual I knew we had to continue on. I’ve been posting pictures and video via my Instagram and have been getting tons of DM’s asking me what activities I’ve done and how I made them work. Below are the fun activities I’ve done and how I made them work. We always start mutual with opening exercises like normal and have one youth prepare a spiritual thought. After opening exercises we jump into the fun game or activity. Below are a few to help get you started!

GUESS WHO
I had each youth text me 10 fun facts about them. Some easy facts that everyone would know and some harder to test their skills.

Example: I have a pet dog names Makai, My favorite sport is basketball etc. There were funny facts and their secret hobbies, places they wanted to serve a mission, dreams and ambitions.

I took everyone’s 10 facts and put them into an excel grid. I would read 10 facts off at a time and the kids would write down their answers. After each round I would give the answers and we would see who won each round. This activity was not only fun and competitive, but we also got to learn more about each of our youth. We did 4 rounds which took about 50 minutes.

This was by far the most fun activity! I created a list of items and one by one I would call them out. The kids had to leave their phone or computer in one location and run to find items and bring them back. The first kid back received two points and each kid would receive one point if they were able to find the item. The kids ran around their houses which got them up and moving and we had tons of laughs along the way. One of the parents sent me a video of her three kids sprinting around in the house trying to find items before the others. It was amazing and made for some great memories. You can purchase my entire at home scavenger hunt document on my etsy page: Our Rising Generation

MAFIA
One of our young men came up with the idea of playing mafia. At first I wasn’t sure how to make this work but I figured it out! To make this work you’d need to have all the youth’s phone numbers. I had one of my counselors and her son be the narrators of the game. She texted all of the young women their roles and he texted all the young men their roles in the game (mafia, nurse, detective, towns people). Once we got our assignments we gave a thumbs up since everyone was muted but the narrators. The narrators would then say open your eyes to the mafia and decide who to kill. They would then start a group chat with the mafia players and they would decide who to kill via text. Once the narrators had the answer the mafia closed their eyes. Then for the nurse and detective they did the same thing, they had them text their answer for who they wanted to save and who they thought were mafia. When everyone woke up we unmuted everyone while the narrators told the story and discussed who they thought were the mafia. The first round took about 30 minutes since some people were getting used to texting their answers but the second round went faster and the kids even asked to stay on past the hour to finish because they were having so much fun.

OBEDIENCE – SIMON SAYS
I taught a quick lesson on obedience and tied it in with a fun game of Simon says. Now I’m not as creative as my fiance so I let him handle the Simon says game. He did Simon says in a scenario format that told a story. Playing with youth is a lot harder than primary kids! They are quick and competitive, but have fun and let the kids act silly!

I hope this helps all of you youth leaders! I’ll do a part two soon with the other games we’ve played!

Bridal Shower

Bridal Shower

Over the weekend I threw a bridal shower for my little sister!

One of the sweet ladies in our ward who was also Cassidy’s leader growing up, opened up her beautiful home and helped me throw the shower.  I spent a couple of weeks on Pintrest searching for cute ideas.  I ended up going with a taco bar since Cassidy loves her some tacos! I also did an adorable DIY lemonade bar and forgot to get a picture of the condiment station I also put out later with fresh fruit. One of our favorite things is also popcorn, so a popcorn bar as the party favor was a must have. I quickly snapped a few pictures before people came and sadly didn’t take any pictures of the dessert bar since I was too busy running around.

I snapped and instagram storied a few pictures from the shower and got a ton of comments and questions about the frames and the signs.  I actually designed all of the signs myself and just purchased gold frames to make them look nice.  If you’re throwing a bridal shower or party, I’ve also linked some of the items that I purchased incase you were wondering where you could find them.  Bridal Shower Lemonade Bar

Bridal Shower Lemonade Bar

Lemonade Bar

Taco Bar

Popcorn BAr

Date Night Jar

Gift Table

Large Popcorn JarsSimilar Beverage Dispenser, Popcorn Bags, Juice Carafes, Condiment Container, Drink Stir Sticks,  Pink and Gold DecorationsDiamond Ring Napkin Holders,  Dessert Napkins 

Pink Floral Maxi Dress

Tia Wong - Pink Floral Maxi Dress

Pink floral maxi dress

Pink Floral Maxi Dress: OASAP / Gold Pointed Toe Pumps: Jimmy ChooCole Haan

I’ll be honest when I first pulled this pink floral maxi dress out of the package I was a little disappointed that it was so sheer at the bottom.  I also didn’t plan on wearing the gold belt but when I put on the dress the cut is super wide so I was disappointed again. After adding the belt and pairing this dress with my gold pointed toe pumps to match the gold belt I wasn’t so mad at the look after all. Once I got past my initial thoughts on the dress I actually liked the way it looked on and wore it out.  You could also pair this dress with a more casual belt and pair it with sandals for a day time look.

Makeup Brush Cleaning Essentials

Makeup brush cleaning essentials

Brush Cleaning Glove: Sigma, Makeup Brush Drying Rack: Amazon

The Sigma spa brush cleaning glove is a life saver when you have so many makeup brushes to clean!  Also once you have all your brushes clean you don’t want to let them dry laying down because it weakens the glue on top and that’s how the brush tips come off after a while. I found this drying rack on Amazon so you can dry your brushes facing downward to help preserve your brushes and it’s another one of my must have items for when you clean your brushes.

Nike ‘Air Max Thea Joli’

Cut out sneakers

Nike Air Max Thea Joli sneakers

Air Max Thea Joli

Nike Sneakers

Nike Air Max Thea Joli

Nike ‘Air Max Thea Joli’ Sneaker: Light BoneWhiteNavy

Kerastase Resistance

Kerastase Resistance

I’m always a bit hesitant to try new shampoo and conditioners since I’m overly protective of my hair. When I received these products and saw the sticker that says to use the conditioner before shampoo I was of course intrigued and wondered what it was all about. After a weak of using this super creamy shampoo and conditioner my hair does feel softer than usual when I get out of the shower. I’m going to keep using it for the month and see if it continues to have a positive reaction to my hair, but so far I’m loving it!

Weekly Eleventh Avenue Picks

Here are my current Eleventh Avenue picks:
Layered Sweater

Layered Sweater $26.99

Monogram Ring Dishes

Monogram Ring Dishes $7.99 (They have a variety of designs)

Floral Hoodie

Floral Hoodie $26.99

Luxury Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer

Acrylic Cosmetic Organizer $14.99

Lariat Necklace

Lariat Necklace $2.49



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