Saturday, November 16, 2013

Oh My Where Have I Been?...

Hey, remember me? Yeah I have been away from some time now. Being honest, one of the main reasons why I haven't updated is cause I felt like no one was really reading my blog. Well to be completely honest I had a few readers, and I very much appreciate my readers. I just really needed that break. I just felt like I had nothing to blog about, until now.

I have been so busy with life, moving completely away from family and finding a new job. Living with the b/f after 10 years of being together. Moving out of his parents place and into a place of our own. Which by the way feels sooooooo much better! Feels so good to be on my own and to walk around in my under, whenever I feel like it! lol Does anyone else do that?

I'm really enjoying life on my own. Having responsibilities, paying bills. I may sound crazy but it just feels so damn good! I actually even enjoy my job! 

Okay besides all that I have been trying to keep up with my youtube channel. I will link my videos down below if your interested. 

Well until next time! :)


Monday, June 10, 2013

Ipsy May Bag 2013

Oh my, sorry I have been MIA. Seems like it's been FOREVER since I've last had an updated post. I have been very busy. Finally have myself a job, that's been keeping me away from my fellow bloggers. But I'm not gone for good. I have lots to share with ya, so let me first get started on this very late Ipsy Bag.

NUME Finishing Serum
I've been using this since it came out the bag and also been Loving It! Helps protect hair against environmental and physical stress, treating split ends. Also this serum delivers a glossy shine to your do. It has also helped me with fly a ways and slit ends. Plus it smells divine.

I love Zoya polishes. I was super excited to know I would be receiving one in my bag. But I'm not so happy with this color. This color is in Piaf, which is a yellow micro shimmer. I'm not too fond of yellow colors. I did try it and still didn't like it much. Maybe it will look better on top of a color?!

Juice Beauty
So happy to see this full size lip gloss in my bag! This lip gloss is in pink. Which looks more of a warmer pink. Claims it's packed with antioxidant-rich berries, sesame oil and minerals. I'm really loving the texture and color of this gloss. Makes my lips look extra pretty.

Pacifica Coconut Crushed Pearl Luminizing Body Butter
This body butter illuminates your skin with the prettiest shimmer. With ingredients like coconut, argan oil, which will hydrate and make skin healthier. I gave it a shot and it works really well. It seems to hydrate nicely and smells so yummy! Love the smell of coconut!

yaby concealer 
I received this concealer in buff. Seems to blend well with my skin tone. I agree that it's highly pigmented. A little goes a long way. It very creamy and blend-able. I like applying this around my nose, brow bone and blemishes.

I just got confirmation that my June Ipsy Bag has shipped. Let's hope that I don't post that out late! >.<

Have a fun Monday, like I' am having in the wet gloomy weather...


Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Haul: Ulta, Rite Aid and Walgreens

First off, sorry for posting this a bit late. Just been busy with other things but I didn't forget you guys! ^_^ 

I love hauls! I love reading about them or watching them. I can never get enough of them. So I wanted to share my haul with you. I ordered a few items that were on sale on Also picked up others from Rite Aid and Walgreens.

To start off, from Ulta I ordered three Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks in Coralberry, Primrose and Wink for Pink. Also three NYX Blushes in Pinched and Amber. One cream blush in Boho Chic. From Rite Aid and Walgreens I picked up NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny and Nivea Cherry Tinted Lip Care. Plus an NYC Nail Polish in Fuchsia Glamour and Rimmel Scandeleyes Kohl in Nude. (Love!)

I' am loving these spring lip colors! I will post review and swatches of these lipsticks soon. I will link the video below where you can see swatches of products mentioned.

Products Mentioned:
Revlon Super Lustrous Lipsticks in Coralberry, Primrose and Wink for Pink
NYX Powder Blushes in Pinched and Amber
NYX Cream Blush in Boho Chic
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny
Nivea Cherry Tinted Lip Care
NYC Nail Polish in Fuchsia Glamour
Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl in Nude


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Ipsy April Bag 2013

I'm pretty excited to receive my very first Ipsy bag. I'm putting Birchbox on hold. Don't know for how long but I'm very happy to give Ipsy a try. I have to say I was expecting to be on the waiting list for long, but it only took a month. Which isn't so bad. It seems with Ipsy people will pretty much receive about the same products. Some items they switch up. Everything thing comes a long with a theme bag of the month.

 This months theme is Pretty in Pink! The bag is a pretty decent size. It will come in handy with storing my makeup for when I'm on the go. It's white with bright pink lining across the opening. The inside lining has white and pink stripes with the Ipsy logo. Now on to the beauty items inside the bag.

Sexy Hair Soy Renewal
I was pretty excited so use this right away and boy does this oil smell so good! Claims it speeds up blow drying time, which I've noticed it does. It leaves my hair feeling nourishes and soft. What I really love about this is that it has Moroccan Argan Oil in it. Also gives my hair a healthy shine.

Two Cosmetics Duo Eye Shadow
 Heartache is a pretty pink duo eyeshadow, matte and shimmer finish. Seems like these two shades can be used as blush as well. The colors are very pretty and can't wait to give this a try.

  Be A Bombshell Blush
Sweet Cheeks is a very pretty rosie pink with shimmer. It claims it's highly pigmented. Seems it can be used as a highlight color too. I can't wait to try out this gorgeous color!

 Miss Professional Nail Sation Nail Lacquer
The color I receive is Of Corset I'll Call You. It's a gorgeous lavender pink with a creme finish. I'm planing on painting my nails tomorrow with this color. So look out for that notd!

I have to say I'm pretty happy with this bag and really can't wait to receive more!


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

March Favorite's 2013

Are you ready for another favorite's? I'm the type who would like the same things over an over again. So I try to pick items that are not repeated and I actually end up loving them. This also gives me a good opportunity to try out new products. That means shopping!

I've been enjoying making these YT videos. Glad I'm sticking to it too. I have lots of plans for more videos to come. Sorry I didn't attach a photo of the products mentioned, but everything is listed below and in the video. If your interested please feel free and click on the video below. 

Bio Oil
I've been using this oil for an extra boost of moisture. I've been having lots of dry patches around my face due to the winter weather. My skin drinks it up pretty quickly. Also has been helping to heal acne scars and toning down redness.

Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream Kiss
Great moistureizing balm that help soothe and heals lips. Plus it smells really yummy! :)

D.I.Y Lip Scrub
I've made this lip scrub to help heal my dry cracked lips. It's been working so well for me at removing dead skin. I like to use the Nivea Lip Butter after I'm done with this lip scrub. I will post the recipe for this D.I.Y. Lip Scrub soon!

Rohto Arctic Eye Drops
These eye drops are awesome! I like using these drops in the mornings to wake up and brighten my tired eyes. Does a great job at removing redness too. They don't call it Arctic eye drops for nothing. It gives this cooling effect when applied to your eyes. Which at first feels funny, but I'm getting used to it.

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder in Sandstorm
This is one of my favorite matte powders by far. It does a great job at keeping my face matte and shine free. I find with this powder that I don't have to keep reapplying. Which is awesome cause no one likes a powdery face!

tarte park ave princess bronzer
This gorgeous warm brown bronzer is the pretties bronzer I have used by far! I like that this can be build-able and it gives my skin such a beautiful glow.

Covergirl Clump Crusher Mascara
In love with this masacara! This mascara does a good job at separating my lashes. I can apply three coat without getting clumpy lashes. It also does a great job at keeping my lashes curled.  

Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Burlee
I don't know why I didn't pick up this color before, but this lip butter is a gorgeous mid-tone nude. This color goes really well with my skin tone, so that's a plus! One thing that I love about lip butters is that the product goes on really smoothly onto your lips. 

Maybellin Define a Brow
I like that this brow pencil has control. It works well with making your brows look more natural then painted on. It also has a comb on the other end of the pencil stick.

mid-tone nude
Wet n Wild Nail Color in Sugar Coat
I've been using this polish a lot! I like that it's a pretty milky pale pink color. I like to apply three coats.

OPI Nail Lacquer in Lights of Emerald City
I just posted a notd with this color {link here}. This glitter nail polish has tons of white squares with iridescent glitter. It's really gorgeous when you pair it on top of a base color.

Barlean's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (organic)
This is the bomb! I have been using this coconut oil to deep condition my hair. My hair is extremely damage. I like to use this oil before I shower. I will apply it all over my hair and massage it into my scalp. Wrap it with a shower cap or cling wrap and leave in for 2 hour +. I've noticed a difference in my hair's appearance. It looks and feels a lot more healthier.

Well that's all my favorite's for March. Let me know what are yous?


Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Easter Chubby Bunny Nail Tutorial

What comes to mind when I think of chubby bunny.....chubby bunny marshmallow challenge. Now I never did the challenge but from what I hear, it can be pretty fun. These chubby bunnies are not edible, but you can admire them. I have been getting lots of complements on these cute chubby bunny nails. 

There pretty much easy to do. The tools you'll need are simply a dotting tool and your colors of choice. If you don't have a dotting tool, then that's fine because a bobby pin and/or tooth pick will work just as well. In this tutorial I actually used a dotting tool and tooth pick. Tooth picks work really well in getting a detail look.

Colorful pastel nail polishes will look really pretty and go well with these cute chubby bunnies. I like how these nail polishes make the chubby bunnies even more cuter. Also adding polka dots on each nail (except ring finger) makes it even more adorable. Seal it off with top coat for a lasting finish!

If you would like to see how I pulled off this Easter Chubby Bunny Nail Art then please click on the video link below.

Products Mentioned in Video:

Have wonderful Easter everyone!


Monday, March 18, 2013

OPI: Oz The Great and Powerful Collection "Lights Of Emerald City"

I recently purchase a polish from OPI Of course it's from the Oz The Great and Powerful Collection. I've seen lots of blog post reviews and swatches of the collection and I was liking it, so I ordered Lights Of Emerald City on Amazon and fell in love with it! It's kinda depressing to admit that this is my first OPI nail lacquer....ever! 

Lights Of Emerald City
Large white squares with iridescent glitter. The base is very jelly like texture. With the base being so thick it's a bit tricky to get the large white squares painted on your nails. Next time I used this I will just paint it over the whole nail area; instead of the tips. Besides that I really love this shade. I used two coats of this polish. The base coat I use was from Forever 21 Nude polish and finished with Seche Vite.

Be prepared to see more swatches of this baby!


Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day Ombre Nail Art + Video Tutorial

I know it's early but I wanted to say Happy St. Patrick's Day! Yes, I'm actually Irish. Well my dad is Irish and my mother is Puerto Rican. Let's just say I'm mixed with a whole bunch of Okay this is going in a different direction. Let's start over...

In tradition for this Sunday, I wanted to embrace my green side. By wearing it on my nails! So in the video; that will be linked below is an Ombre nail tutorial. I pretty much love anything and everything ombre. From my hair, clothes to my nails. It's very simple and easy to achieve ombre or you call it gradient nails. I really love the dark-to-light effect. On the ring finger I try to make a three leaf clover...Yeah I need more practice there! ^_~

Can't wait to try this again with other colors!


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Depotting Loose Eyeshadows and Pigments

I don't know about you but when it comes to loose eye shadows and blushes...I make quite a big mess. So I decided to order an empty pan palette and start depotting! Of course I did my research first on depotting and it looked pretty simple so I gave it a shot! 

The eye shadows I depot were from Bare Minerals. These loose shadows have been collecting dust in my makeup draws. It sadden me just looking at them not getting used. I really love these colors, and in a way these were kinda my very first eye shadows I started playing with. I just couldn't part with them. I'm happy that depotting these were pretty easy and I will finally get motivated to use these shadows again!

I made a quick and easy video on depotting and I hope you all enjoy!


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

February Favorite's 2013 ♥

February was a pretty short month. I didn't have many favorites for last month but I still wanted to share what I've been using and loving the most in Feb. Some of the products I have been loving were also in my January Favorites 2013. I just can't seem to shake them off! ^^

Skin Care:

Simple Smoothing Eye Balm 
This eye balm has been really helpful for my tired eyes. I like that it de-puffs my eyes and keeps my delicate eye area smooth throughout the day. I like to use this eye balm in the mornings and at night.

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
I've been using this cream for about a year now and love it! My skin has been extremely dry this winter and I find that this ultra repair cream helps. I like to apply this cream on my face area.

Carmex Lip Balm
You guys all know about carmex! It's great stuff for your lips. Just like my face, my lips have also been dry and chapped. I like that this lip balm is very soothing. I like to use my DIY lip scrub (I will do a post on that soon!) and then apply a layer of this baby. Works great!


theBalm Put a Lid on It Eye Primer (travel size)
I received this in my January Birchox 2013. I actually prefer this to my Urban Decay Primer Potion. I find a lot of the primers I have are not so good for my oily eye lids. So this one seems to work really well for me. Keeps my lids oil-free and shadow in place. This travel size tube has been holding up pretty well too.

Bare Minerals Well Rested
This mineral powder works so well along with my Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer. I like how it brightens up my dark circles and makes me look wide awake. 

Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
I like to use this clear mascara to set my brows in place after I fill them in. It seems to do a really good job at keeping my brows tamed. I also like how the wand is small, so it's a prefect size for my brows.

Lorac Pro Palette
Do I even need to explain why this is a favorite?! I love that this palette has both matte and shimmer colors. Great combinations of beautiful neutral colors. I never used to love matte colors until I got the Naked palette. So I was happy when this one came out with more then two matte shades. I also like to use some of the matte brown colors to fill in my brows. 


Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
You guys know how I love this stuff! This stuff saves my life, well my nails. I'm always messing up my nail polish, cause I'm always in a rush. So this stuff drys my nails super fast! Love it!

If you would like to watch my video on my February Favorites 2013 then click on the video below!

Let me know what your favorites are?


Sunday, March 3, 2013

Birchbox: February 2013

Hey Guys!

Sorry for getting this Birchbox up so late. One of the reasons being that I just wasn't happy with this box's and few of the last ones I received. If you don't mine I will be ranting a bit here, so look away if you don't want to read

One of the reasons why I'm disappointed with Birchbox is, it arrives too late into the month.  I know they have to ship in batches but I just wasn't happy with it arriving so late. It made me feel unmotivated to write up a blog post on them. I just don't think it's right for them to bill me on the 1 of the month and not receive my box until the last week of the month. 

Over all at the beginning I was happy each month waiting to see what was inside each box, but as the months gone by; I've become more and more unsatisfied with the contents in the box. I was just getting tired of receiving sample items. I know it's $10 a month but I was hoping for much better items. There were quite a few items that I loved, like the nail polishes and makeup products. But it was about that time for me to end this long love affair. So I'm on the waiting list for ipsy. ^^

Okay so on to this, well last month's Birchbox!

This month was all about getting Red Carpet Ready, so Birchbox has packed what they think would be "Red Carpet Ready" items...I'm not so sure about that.

Color Club Nail Polish in Mamba
This is by far the most gorgeous red shade nail polish I have! This crimson color is so gorg that I just had to give it a shot. It's a very opaque color. I will be sure to do a blog post on this!

Jouer Matte Moisture Tint
I swatched this on my hand and it seems just a bit light for my skin tone. Plus the sample is so tiny that I'm not sure it would cover my whole face! It does claim it helps with shine control which is a plus, but bummed out about the size.

Kerastase Masque Chroma Riche
I'm not familiar with this brand but it seems to come straight up my alley. This is design for color-treated hair. Claims to nourish and hydrate your dry strands. Two 0.51 fl.oz. I have a lot of hair, so these two packages don't seem to come with much product. Non the less I will be giving this a try.

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
To be honest I was pretty excited to try this product out. It's 20g. Enriched with papaya micro-crystals and aloe. I tried it the night I received it. It seems to do an okay good. Face felt pretty clean, so I used it again. I skipped a day, cause I didn't want to over exfoliate. Next morning I woke up with so many break outs! Never using this product again! 

As a Valentine's Day treat (cause I deserve it!) Birchbox has added a Ghirardelli Chololate in my box. Okay so now I'm happy to recevie two things, nail polish and this chocolate.

Well that's the last box for me. Hey, maybe one day I'll get back on. But for now I can't wait for ipsy! Time for me to make a chocolate cake! ^^


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Drugstore Haul | Beauty

It's been a while since I actually went out and bought some makeup. So I thought "why not treat myself?" So I did. But see the thing with me is I like stopping for makeup and beauty items that are on sale. When it comes to new cosmetics, I usually get on the bandwagon better late. So I'm pretty happy to get my hands on some new and old cosmetics, while not really old, but you know what I mean!

I actually enjoy blogging and making youtube videos. So I made a video on my Drugstore Haul. Plus an added blooper at the Please do click on the video and let me know what you think! ^_^

Products Mentioned in Video:

Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3 in 1 Foundation (Buff Beige)
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation (Shell)
Revlon Nearly Naked Pressed Powder (Light)
Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder (Sandstorm)
Nivea Lip Butter in Caramel Cream
Wet n Wild Mega Sparkle Confetti in Lilac Frosting
Wet n Wild Coloricon in Silent Treatment
Wet n Wild Nail Polish in On A Trip
Revlon Lip Butter (Creme Brulee)
Rimmel Kate Lipstick (107)
Barlean's Extra Virgin Coconut Oil (Organic)
Physicians Formula Happy Booster Lipstick (I love Nude)

Hoped you enjoyed my haul and if you would like to see a review on any of the products in the video, just let me know!


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sultry Makeup and Voluminous Curls

Hey guys! How was everyone's Valentine's Day? The man and I pretty much did nothing. We just wanted to laze around the house. As long as were together then I'm a happy gal! I'm not much of a chocolate lover but he did get me some chocolates. I just got back from Rite Aid and all the Valentine's Day chocolates and stuff are 50 - 75% off. If you didn't receive any chocolates then this is your chance! ^_^

Okay so for Valentine's I wanted to change it up a bit. I actually asked my boyfriend what type of makeup style he wanted to see on me, and he said something with dark lips and smokey eyes. So I came up with this look! I'm pretty much in love with this look. I think the deep burgundy lipstick is the icing on the cake. I love it so much that I will be doing a blog post on that soon.

If you would like to see how I came up with this look and hair (must not forget that!) then click on the video below!

Products Mentioned in Video

Covergirl Stay Fabulous Foundation in Buff Beige
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Light
Bare Minerals Well Rested
Wet n Wild Brow Pencil in Mink Brown
Maybelline Clear Mascara
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer
Urban Decay Naked ~ Naked
Lorac Pro Palette ~ Taupe, Sable, Espresso and Cream
Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Zero
Dolly Wink Liquid Liner in Black
Model Fibre Lashxtend Mascara
L'oreal Collagen Mascara
Jordana White Eyeliner
stila Sun Bronzing Powder in Shade 01
stila convertible check & lip color in peony
benefit high beam
Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick in 107

Chi Silk Infusion
Hot Tools 1 1/4 barrel Curling Iron

Have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, February 11, 2013

Cute Valentine's Day Heart Nails ♥

Finally a nail tutorial and just in time for Valentine's Day! I'm a believer of pink so I thought I would share with you all my take on pink. I wanted to make an easy heart nail art using three polishes, a dotting tool and a top coat. If you don't have a dotting tool you could use the end of a tooth pick. That would work just as fine. In fact I used to do all my nail art (notd's) using a tooth pick or a bobby pin.

I wanted a pop of color, so I used a red polish on my ring finger. For the base coat/color, I used a pale pinkish/nude polish and bright pink and red for the hearts. Topped off with top coat!

Products Mentioned in Video:

Wet n Wild Megalast Nail Color in Sugar Coat
Color Club Nail Lacquer in He Loves Me
Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color in Red Red
Seche Vite Top Coat

If your interested on how I created this Cute Valentine's Day Heart Nails then click on my video below! :)

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

Easy Valentine's Day Makeup Tutorial "Video"

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I wanted to do an easy wearable eye tutorial. When I think of love I think of happiness and belonging. I'm happy to be spending that day with my one and only Love, Michael. 

In this video I'm using the Wet n Wild Coloicon in Walking on Eggshells. It's such a gorgeous trio that would look great on just about everyone. I'm loving how these Wet n Wild trios are super pigmented! I really need to buy some more!

If your intrested on how I got this look in the above picture then please click on my video below.

Products Used:
Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous Foundation in Buff Beige
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light
Bare Minerals Well Rested
elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer
Wet n Wild Brow Pencil in Brown Mink
Maybelline Clear Mascara

(in video)
theBalm Put A Lid On It Eye Primer (travel size)
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk
Wet n Wild Coloricon in Walking on Eggshells
Dolly Wink Felt Tip Eyeliner in Black
Jordana Eyeliner in White
Sonia Kashuk Lash Curler
L'oreal Voluminous Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara

Maybelline ColorSensational in Pink Please
NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Beige

Have a wonderful week!


Wednesday, February 6, 2013

January Favorites! 2013 ♥

 I'm not sure if it's late or not, but you know what they say "better late than never!" I thought I change it up and make a January Favorites video. It's been years since I uploaded any videos and I really miss doing them. It isn't easy too! It takes time out of your day, especially editing...But it's all a learning process and I'm learning as I go along. Filming seems to make me nervous, cause of the fact I'm in a room alone and talking to the camera. This I know will only get better with time. I'm facing the window so could you imagine what my neighbors think?!

If you have the time please come check out my channel and January Favorites 2013 video. I would much appreciate it!

Products Mentioned:

Family Dollar Cleansing & Makeup Removing Towelettes
Philosophy Purity Made Simple
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream
Maybelline Baby Lips in Peach
Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in Light
Bare Minerals Well Rested
NYX Blush in Angel
elf Contouring Blush & Bronzer
Real Techniques Expert Face Brush


What are you faves of January?


Monday, January 28, 2013

Get Ready With Me | Everyday Makeup Routine

I just posted on my channel my everyday foundation routine. It's been some time now since I upload on youtube. I'm learning as I go along. I think the most hard part is editing. Ahhh! It took me about 3 hours! I had dinner so late too. I have so much respect for beauty gurus. Next video will come soon! Video is down below.

Here's the list of products I used in this video.

The Porefessional Primer 
Revlon ColorStay in Sand Beige
 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer in Light 
bare Minerals well rested 
Maybelline Dream Matte Powder in Sand
stile sun bronzer in shade 01
NYX Blush in Angel
Benefit high beam
Wet n Wild Brow Liner in Mink Brown
Maybelline Great Lash Clear Mascara
Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze
L'oreal Voluminous Extra-Volume Collagen Mascara
stila lip glaze in grapefruit

Brushes Used: 
Real Techniques expert face brush
 Sigma F30 
ecoTools Bronzer Brush
tarte Blush Brush
Sonia Kashuk Blending Brush
bare Escentuals Brow Brush


Sunday, January 27, 2013

Purpley Taupe Half Moon

Ahhh...The weekend is just about over and time for Monday to come through. I hardly go out, well just to the super market and stuff. The weather has been cold and snowy. I love winter but hate the cold. Does that make sense? I really can't wait for spring to come!

I've been getting inspired by other nail blogs. I love when I see a combination of different colors and designs. The nail design I have for you today is blue and purpley taupe half moons. I've been loving these half moon designs lately. 

The colors I'm using are Confetti Nail Color in Bayou Blue and NYC in Persistent Putty. I love these two together! Both colors are matte with no shimmer. 

Sorry for the lack of NOTD, been pretty lazy lately when it comes to my nails. But I have plenty of beauty post coming soon!


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Birchbox: January 2013


I have been having a bit of an issue with my blogger for some time now. Hopefully the problem has been fixed and I'll be posting more often. Just in time here's January Birchbox for ya!

It's a new year so new Birchbox. Here's what's in this month's box!

Frownies Eye Gels
These eye gels claims to help improve circulation and reduces puffiness. Packed with aging fighting ingredients, helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Reusable for about 2-4 treatments. I'm looking forward to giving these a try!

Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy
This bold feminine floral fragrance is flirty and fun. Notes of wild berries, sweet mandarin, honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia and such. Guaranteed to make you smell good!

My Multi-Purpose Mattifying Moisturizer
Works by moisturizing your skin without any heaviness or residue. Claims it's
lightweight and non-greasy. Also has anti-aging compounds. Which I'm in need of since I'm over 30 now. Time for me to pack my skin with anti-aging ingredients.

theBalm cosmetics Put a Lid On It Eyelid Primer
This mattifying formula absorbs excess oils and provides a smooth canvas for layering on shadows. It keeps your eye shadow from creasing and smudge-free all day. I love eye primer so the more the merrier! I will be giving this one a try on my oily lids.

Frownies Rose Water Hydrator Spary
This facial spray helps freshen up your skin with hydrating benefits and
essential oils. With anti-aging benefits helps heal and prevent blemishes. Claims to balances out pH levels and plump fine lines and wrinkles with aloe juice, grapefruit, chamomile, and comfrey essential oils. Also can't wait to give this one a try!

As you can see this month was all about skin care so I'm looking forward to a better skin this year!
Well I would love if you shared your Birchbox with me or any other box subscription your receiving.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013

My Favorites of 2012: Makeup & Beauty

 The year 2012 has been mightly fine...No It's been one crazy roller coaster ride. I have seen and done a lot and now I'm ready to shine! I'm sharing with you all my Favorite of 2012 beauty and makeup. It's a long one so bear with me.

Purity Made Simple by Philosophy: This has been my hands down favorite face wash for years now. This cream cleanser gets my face squeaky clean. It removes all traces of makeup. I'm also sad cause I'm running low, as you can see.

Vitazing by Origins: I like to use this moisturizer when my skin gets extra dry; especially in the cold winter months. I love how it gives me a tint and also a bit of a dewy glow. Sometimes I like to wear this over foundation to give me an even extra glow to the skin. 

Pure Maracuja Oil by tarte: I ran out of this oil because I use it everyday. Right after I wash my face at night I like to put a few drops into my hands and apply to my face and neck. It leaves me waking up to smooth, moisturized skin.

POREfessional by Benefit: I had this sample size for a while now and I know I need to purchase the full size, because this primer is by far the best I've tried! A very little goes a long way with me. I also notice a huge difference with minimizing my pores.

Behind the Scenes Eye Primer by Lorac: I just recently get this. It came a long with my Lorac Pro Palette. I have to say this primer is working well for me, better then my Urban Decay Primer Potion and Too Faced Shadow Insurance. I have oily lids so it seems like every primer I've tried doesn't do the work or does it for a little bit. But this one is a keeper! It keeps my shadow crease-free and my eye shadow are bold and beautiful.

Lip Balms
EOS: I love how moisturize this lip balm is. It leaves my lips feeling so smooth. I used this before I go to bed at night, and wake up with soft feeling lips.

Baby Lips by Maybelline: I like to use this lip balm after moisturizing my skin in the mornings. I also prep my lips with this baby before applying lipstick. {swatches here}

Foundation/Concealer/Press Powder
Colorstay by Revlon: This foundation has been one of my top drugstore brand for years now. I have trouble finding a foundation that fits my skin tone and skin type. This one gives my combination skin a lovely finish. Stays put for hours. It's a bit on the pricey side for a drugstore makeup but I would so repurchase again!

Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle by Maybelline: I have been looking high and low for a favorite drugstore concealer and this one is really good. It covers up my dark eye circles pretty well. I love the fact that you roll in on. I have tried many and this is a keeper!

Dream Matte Powder by Maybelline: I love, love LOVE this press powder! I get a bit oily around my T-zone and this matte powder seems to do the trick. I've had this for some time now and I still haven't hit pan and I used this religiously.

Peach Blush by NYX: This is the blush I've been using non-stop this year. I love it so much that I'm thinking of getting a few more colors.

High Beam by Benefit: This highlight is so pretty on the cheek bones, down the nose bridge and on the cupid's bow.

Park Avenue Princess by tarte: I have been using this bronzer non-stop! It gives my face such a beautiful glow. With this bronzer a little goes a long way. {swatches here}

Eyeshadow Palettes
Pro Palette by Lorac: I just recently received this palette as a birthday gift. I love this palette so much. I'm loving how there's a mix of mattes and satin shimmery colors. I have tapped into each and every color, and just love them all. Glides on smooth like butter!

Naked by Urban Decay: Another palette that I had for a while and still loving. This is my go-to everyday neutral colors. I'm also thinking of getting the Naked 2. I just love both palettes equally!

Liners, Mascaras and Cream Shadow
Dolly Wink by Tsubasa Masuwaka: I'm going to be sad when this liner runs out. I love how it stays put and how easy it is to glide over the eye lids. I also love how the flat tip on this liner. It makes it easy to wig out for a cat eye. It's a bit pricey so I'm going to have to look for another great one this year. :(

Brow Liner by Wet n Wild: This brow liner is a prefect color for my brows. I like to lighten them up a bit and this works well.

Falsies by Maybelline: This has been a really great mascara for me. It gets my lashes dark and keeps it curl and full.

Great Lash by Maybelline: Another item I recently purchase and love. I like to use this clear mascara for my brows. It keeps them in place.

Color Tattoo by Maybelline: My favorite cream shadow by far! Bad to the bronze is such a lovely bronze color. Goes well with my brown eyes, makes them pop! {swatches here}

Lipsticks/Lipgloss/Lip Balm
Lip Butter by Revlon: As much as I love cupcakes, I love this one the most! It's such a pretty light pink color. {swatches here}

Lipstick by Revlon: In Peach, another pretty color that glides smooth on my lips. Needs to pick up some more! {swatches here}

Lip Glaze by Stila: I love Stila! This is the one color and I'm always grabbing and I have a bunch! The color is in Sea Shell. A muted pink with shimmer.

Just Bitten by Revlon: I like how these lip balms stains stay put on my lips. This one is a pink/purple color which, of course I love! {swatches here}

Beauty Tools
Makeup Brushes by ecotools, tarte and Sigma: These are the brushes I seem to be using all year long. I love using the ecotools brush for applying bronzer and press powder. The tarte brush is for blush, and the three Sgima brushes I grab all the time for applying eyeshadow.

Heated Eyelash Curler by Panasonic: I hate eye lash curlers but this one is the bomb! It curls my lash so well and keeps it curl for hours. Just be careful, since it's a heated curler.

Nails and Perfume
Top Coat by Seche Vite and Carry On by essie: I love how Seche Vite keeps my nails from chipping. It also has a glossy finish. This essie color I have been wearing a lot. I love how dark and deep the color is.  It seems to brings out the color of my skin. A really great color for fall too. {swatches here}

Ageless by Harvey Prince: This perfume smells so good and it's light and airy. It's not so strong which I love. Notes of fruits and flowery scent. 

Well that was long! Sorry about that but can't be helped since this was my favorites of the year 2012. Till next year!

What are your favorites of 2012?

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