Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter Makeup

“Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself”
-Coco Chanel


Hi guys, Isn’t it so exciting? Christmas is just around the corner (excited fist squeeze)! I am overwhelming myself with all the Holiday things that are coming out everywhere, although I refused to decorate and listen to Christmas music until after Thanksgiving. Im not quite sure why, but there’s something about waiting until the Friday after Thanksgiving to pile on all the Christmas music, sparkles and things! December and its cold weather is my absolute favorite month, not only because it’s Christmas time, but also because I can wear fluffy hats, warm coats, and dark and red lips everyday with no shame (not that I’m ever ashamed...but you know what I mean). A dark or red lip with a bronze eyeshadow is my go to makeup match for December.

What is your favorite Winter makeup look?




Products
Here's a list of the products I used on my face. There are also links to the Tarte Palette
and the NYX Palette below in case you're interested in seeing them up close, so feel free to click on those.

Tarte Rainforest After Dark
(I mixed Don’t Turn A-Brown and Make A Mauve for the creese, used Park Ave Princess to lightly contour my face, and used Champagne as the highlight)

NYX Love In Paris Eyeshadow Merci Beaucoup Palette 
(I applied the Bronze on the eyelid)

NYX Eye Pencil SPE903 Dark Brown

(I used it instead of a black eyeliner for a softer eye look that wouldn’t
over power the bold lip)

Sally Hansen Plumberry Prune Blush

Mac Amplified Tribalist lipstick 


Rimmel London Kate Lipstick Kiss of Life #111






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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Loveliest Time Of The Year

“Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.”
-William Cullen Bryant

Fall with all of its lovely colors, is my most favorite time of the year. Though the weather doesn't change dramatically here in California, evenings do begin to feel cooler and more cozy. It’s the time when I most enjoy those long evening walks and oversized sweaters. 

 

A few things that make me extra cheery this time of the year
 ♥

The Colorful leaves
Wearing Boots
Wrapping on the Scarfs
Comfy Sweaters
Fluffy Blankets
Cool evenings
Pumpkins
Fuzzy socks
Tea
Long warm baths
Candle light
Pumpkin pie
Dark lips
&
The wind on the trees

What keeps you cheery during this cool weather?





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Monday, August 25, 2014

Tarte: Rainforest After Dark



"Do What you can, with what you have, where you are."
-Theodore Roosevelt

A few weeks ago Ulta posted a picture of Tarte's Rainforest After Dark palette on their Instagram page. That same day (*cough), I went out and bought it!



The palette is for both cheeks and eyes, it contains a highlighter (0.14 oz), a bronzer (0.14 oz), a blush (0.21 oz), and six eyeshadows (0.035 oz).

I’m a sucker for cute packaging so I obviously fell in love! I was sold at the fact that its very small and thin which makes it easy to carry around, specially during traveling! 

so this is how it looks like......


It’s made up of earthy tones, which are perfect for the coming fall. 


left to right: Bare To Explore, Make A Mauve, Plum Away With me, Up To No Gold, Tan-gled Up In You, Don’t Turn A-Brown



The six eyeshadows give you a variety of different looks. They have great color payoff and apply fairly easily.Three of the shadows are matte, including Bare To Explore, Tan-gled Up In You, and Don’t Turn A-Brown.  Make A Mauve and Plum Away With Me are shimmery sheen shadows, Up To No Gold also has shimmer but its more in the metallic family


left to right: Champagne, Unleashed, Park Ave princess



Champagne is a gorgeous highlight. IT’S very sheen so it’s easy to overdo. It also tends to stick and concentrate where it was initially applied (hope Im making some sense here... hehe) so you gotta make sure it’s completely blended out.

Unleashed is a beautiful rosy pink color that matches perfectly with the warm tones of the eyeshadows.

Park Ave Princess is a very subtle bronzer that is not too orange and not too muddy. I love It because it's the perfect bronzer for my skin tone! 

Overall the palette is Amazing! I did notice some fallout, specially on the bronzer, but aside from that, I absolutely love it! Tarte did a great job on the palette, if you’re thinking of giving it a try, I 100% recommend it!

Will you be using this palette for the fall? Any recommendations of others I should try?




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Friday, July 25, 2014

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


"Do What you can, with what you have, where you are."
-Theodore Roosevelt

Hello! It's been a while since I've posted. I'm sorry for leaving you guys in the dark for so long, but thank you for sticking around, It means a lot. I've been quite busy trying to adjust to the new work flow and environment. Handling new situations can be quite difficult for me, but I think I'm now at a point where I've adapted and can get back to doing one of my favorite things, which is talking to you guys!


About a month ago I was nominated by Jasmin Charlotte (who by the way is a lovely blogger) for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Thank you Jasmin for your wonderful gesture. This post has been in the back of my mind for a while and Im finally getting a chance to sit down and write it! Ill try to get another post up for you guys before Wednesday, but for now I hope you learn a little bit more about me and discover new reads.


Rules

-Thank and link the amazing person who nominated you
-List the rules and display the award
-Share 7 facts about yourself
-Nominate 7 other amazing blogs and comment on their posts to let them know they’ve been nominated
-Optional: proudly display the award logo on your blog and follow the blogger who nominated you!


7 Facts about me

1. I lived in Mexico for the first six years of my life
2. I love peanuts but I hate peanut butter, It gives me a head ache whenever I smell it
3. I love to bake
4. I have a fetish for old people
5. I absolutely adore dogs
6. I'm a neat freak
7. I'm horrified at the idea of swimming in the open ocean


My Nominations

Leslie Morando
Me, You, & Hayley Larue
Love from Be
Style By Deb
Efflorescent Dream
Ashley's Passion for Fashion
Fashion Dreams and Lifestyle


If you don't follow these wonderful ladies and their blogs I encourage you to do so! They're amazing! 




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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summer Beauty Hacks



"Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart."
- Kahlil Gibran


It is now the 25th of June and it's officially summer here in California. I've been busy working and celebrating these past few days but I'm back with some beauty hacks. If you don't know what beauty hacks are, they're basically tricks that help make your life a whole lot easier. These eight items in specific are quick fixes for various summer beauty problems. 

Let's get started

1. Sweat Stains during summer can be unpredictable. To remove them from clothing, squeeze lemon juice on the stains before washing.
      
      2. There's no summer without Sunburns. To relieve burning skin, grab an egg and separate the yolk from the white. Rub the white all over the burn to help cool down the area.

3. To give your skin a Dewy Glow during the hot and dry summer days mix a small amount of liquid highlighter in with your foundation.

4. Summer is not the time to rock them Cracked Heels, to fix this icky problem, apply some Vaseline to them and put on a pair of socks right before going to bed

To make your Summer Fragrance last longer apply a light coat of Vaseline on pulse points, like inside your wrists. This will help the fragrance cling to the Vaseline instead of sinking into your skin.

5. Hot weather calls for bear legs, If at some point you find yourself out of Shaving cream, use hair conditioner. It works just as well and it will leave your legs feeling extremely soft.

6. Deodorant Stains are a problem, even when we're out of the summer months, to get rid of them, take an already used drier sheet and rub it over the area. 

No one likes to deal with Staticky Hair, to tame it, grab a drier sheet and run it through the areas where there's static.

7. There's nothing worse than being at a summer event and suffering from mid-day sheen. To fix this, grab a small piece of a toilet seat cover and use it as Blotting Paper. It works perfectly.

8. During the summer when keeping hair up and out of the face is crucial, spraying Bobby Pins with hairspray will make them sticky which will help them stay in place.


I hope these few tricks were helpful, let me know in the comments what you think and don't hesitate to share any other beauty hacks you may know about :)




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Friday, June 6, 2014

June Feels

(priceless, a moment through memory lane)



"Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things"

                                                                     -Robert Brault



I'm at my happiest moments right now, enjoying my favorite month of the year! There are so many great things Im looking forward to this June and I want to share them with you! 

The Feels

I'll be celebrating my 21st Birthday! Woohoo!! I’m not so sure what I'll be doing on my birthday weekend quite yet, but what ever it is, I'm sure it will be amazing. 

I got a Camara! Yay! This means I get to share amazing pictures with you guys! My boyfriend surprised me with it as an early birthday present! He has always been so supportive of all my plans and experiments and my blog isn’t an exception. He went out and bought me a Canon Rebel which is the easiest thing to use, he obviously bought it keeping in mind that I am not very technologically savvy. 

I'll be starting my new job at Starbucks! Do you know what this means?…more shopping! And more shopping means new discoveries to share with you guys! I start this coming Monday, which is all very exciting and nerve-racking at the same time because I haven't had a job in over a year! I was too busy going to school, but now that I graduated I got to get my butt working.

I'll be Heading to the Gym! It's time for me to stop being lazy and start being healthy! I promised myself that when I got a job I'd sign up for a membership. I'm one of those people who can't stick to a diet or exercise routine, so I figured that if I'm paying I'd be more willing to go. I'll Be sure to keep you guys updated on how that goes. 


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 Writing this out makes it all more exciting. I can't wait to see how it all turns out!
What are you excited for this month? 





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