20 April, 2014

Top 6 For Spring: Cheeks + Lips

It's spring around here and I'm definitely feeling it. I have a spring pastel makeup post planned out where there will be more color (think purples and blues), but today I want to show you my top blushes and lip products for easy, everyday spring looks. The selection is predominantly pink but they all have different undertones to suit different tastes.

19 April, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light

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Here comes my late review on one of the long awaited and much talked about Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders ($45). I've been testing this out for ages and even mentioned in a Face of the Day that I wasn't enjoying it. I did end up returning this shade (Diffused Light) in order to get the one I originally wanted (Dim Light) but wasn't able to get because it was sold out for a long time. I'm happy to report that I like Dim Light much better. 

18 April, 2014

Review: Sleek Vintage Romance Palatte

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I honestly think Sleek has the best affordable palettes in the market. And as much as I like Wet'n'Wild ColorIcon Palettes, I think these are better. I wish stateside drugstores carried them so I could pick them up much more easily. The one I want to share with you today is the Vintage Romance Palette  ($11.99) which was gifted to me by the lovely blogger Latasha.

17 April, 2014

Review: Laura Mercier Radiance Foundation Primer

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I had been looking for a radiance and glow boosting primer, something to wear on those days when I didn't feel like going matte (which are rare to be honest, but they still happen). Since the Radiance Foundation Primer ($20) is one of Laura Mercier's most popular products, I decided to go with that. I bought the smallest travel size just in case I didn't like it. Although there's always exchanging or blog sales, this was a smaller hit to my wallet. Laura's primers are pretty pricey after all (first name basis). 

16 April, 2014

#NeutrogenaBelleza: Spring Makeup Look

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Disclaimer: This post is part of a sponsored collaboration between Neutrogena and Latina Bloggers Connect.

Get ready for upcoming spring makeup posts because the season is upon us! Visiting D.C. for a while, I was able to appreciate the beautiful blooming cherry blossoms. It was my first time seeing the beautiful flower in person and the sight of rows and rows of cherry blossom trees is quite breath-taking. So in order to get ready for spring, Neutrogena sent over a few products in order for me to create a makeup look. Their 2014 Spring face chart featured some frosty/lilac eyes and baby pink lips. I took inspiration from that and created this makeup look.

Review: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure

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I admittedly fell into the trap allure of the very hyped Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes. Since at the time of their release (and even now) most colors were sold out, I had to forgo my first pick, Diffused Heat, and settle for my second one, Mood Exposure. I told myself I would pick up Diffused Heat if I ended up loving Mood Exposure. Although I do love it, I don't see myself forking out $35 for another one of these.

14 April, 2014

IMATS NYC 2014 Wishlist

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Hello, beauties! I know this post is late considering IMATS NY is this weekend already happened. I meant for it to go up earlier but had internet and scheduling issues. Anyhow, I'm extremely excited that I was able to attend IMATS this year. It's an opportunity I never thought I'd be able to have. Before I started blogging, many years went by when I would see countless IMATS vlogs and pictures and think it was the awesomest thing ever. To meet a bunch of makeup artists, bloggers, and vloggers who share your passion for beauty and makeup artistry. Plus, the discounts are insane for anyone who's not a makeup artists and doesn't regularly get discounts on makeup. My wish list consisted of mostly Make Up For Ever, since it's a brand I love but the price makes it a bit inaccessible to me. Here are a few of the items I was hoping to grab: 

12 April, 2014

What I'm Wearing: Casablanca

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Another quick, everyday Face of the Day today! Here are a few of the products that are on my makeup bag rotation. The look very safe and neutral, almost borderline boring by my standard (hey, I like colorful makeup most of the time). The only pop of color comes in the form of the terra-cotta orange lipstick Casablanca from NARS (see a review of it here).