/ barcelona bright berry, Brazilian bronze, bronzer, cream eyeshadow, eyeshadow, lip crayon, lipstick, pr sample, review, shadow crayon, swatch, trestique, venetian gold
Long time no see! It seems like life keeps conspiring against me blogging properly lately. I recently contracted pinkeye. It was my first time and thankfully it was a mild case only on my left eye. The problem is, of course, that you can't apply makeup when you have pinkeye because you risk spreading it to the other eye or contaminating your makeup. So that threw off my posting schedule a bit. I'm all better now and I want to share with you a really exciting new makeup brand called trèStiQue. I love introducing brands on my blog that you may not have heard of otherwise. It's nice to learn about smaller brands apart from the huge household names that you read about all the time. trèStiQue launched last year (2015) and their brand mantra revolves around simplifying your makeup routine. Their packaging is incredibly well executed and their aesthetic sets them apart from the plethora of brands in the market. I was sent three products from them to try and here were my experiences with them.
Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Neutrogena and in conjuction with Latina Bloggers Connect.
I never used to suffer from bad acne breakouts until my early twenties. I've started talking more about skincare on my blog because I've had to take better care of my skin as a result. There was a period of time when my skin got really out of control (around last year). I avoided photographing myself and even stopped wearing foundation all together to see if it helped. Thankfully I got it under control, and now I just deal with the occasional hormonal/stress breakout. As I've mentioned a few times before, my go-to brand for skincare at the drugstore is Neutrogena. I think they have the most complete range out there.
/ bettina, butter london, corrupt, electric eel, fotd, lets skate, MAC, makeup geek, makeup looks, matting effect lip color, maybelline, moon's reflection, oktoberfest, orange, peach smoothie, wink colour mascara
Apparently I've been very into pairing blue and orange eyeshadow, I apologize if this feels familiar. I used different products from last time, I swear. In my defense, the last look was all matte and paired with a coral lip. (Click here to see it). This one is shimmery, brighter, and features a pale pink lipstick. I did end up using Coastal Scent's Oktoberfest again because it's the prettiest warm brown eyeshadow I own. (P.S. It only costs $2 so check it out if you haven't already)
/ bourjois, colorburst, custard, fashion, fotd, healthy mix concealer, makeup looks, matte balms, milani, NARS, radiant creamy concealer, revlon, stay put brow color, unapologetic
I seem to be getting slower and slower at doing makeup as time goes by. I am genuinely astounded at what people can accomplish in their 5 Minute Makeup challenge videos. I think my brows alone take me 4 minutes so I cannot fathom how I could possibly get any type of eye makeup (or full face routine) done in that amount of time. I posted a five minute makeup look before but at least I was able to put some eyeshadow on back then. This was as much as I could get done. I'm happy with it, I guess, it gets me out the door.
/ bettina, china glaze, green apple, mint sorbet, nail art, nail polish, nails of the day, notd, sally hansen, secret periwinkle, summer, summer nail polish, wasabi
Continuing with the streak of summery posts, today I bring you my Nails of the Day. These consist of a bright color block geometric design. These slanted tip nails are easily achievable by freehanding the lines or using stickers or a piece of paper as a guideline (post-its work great). I chose mint green, periwinkle blue, and a lime green nail polish called Green Apple as my colors. I really like how these turned out because I was constantly getting distracted by my bright nails (or maybe that's a bad thing...?)