27 August, 2014

Top Notch Brown Black: Makeup Look

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Reviewing the NYX Hot Single Eyeshadows ($4.50) has been on my blog agenda for a long time. I own several now (probably about 10 or more) so it's a post that requires time and patience. I only have so many fingers for swatching. I recall purchasing a pack of disposable sponge tip applicators once in order to aid the making of those swatch-heavy posts. I ended up running out of applicators too quickly since they are basically one-use products. Back to fingers it is. In the meantime, you'll see NYX Hot Single Eyeshadows popping up in makeup looks here and there.

25 August, 2014

Color Pop Pink and Purple: Makeup Look

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Last time I featured MAC's Embrace Me Eyeshadow was when I used it as an eyeliner in this post. This time I paired it up with the equally bright 92 Eyeshadow from Make Up For Ever. Another old-timer, MAC Kitschmas Pigment, is making another appearance on the blog. I love when products get multiple features, it shows how much I enjoy them!

23 August, 2014

Spotlight: Hourglass Face Primers

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I wrote a spotlight post on KORRES primers where I reviewed all of the primers I had tried from that brand. Now it's Hourglass's turn. If I'm not mistaken, they only offer two primers in their line right now. I got the travel sizes of both so I could try them out and decide which one I liked best. Plus, they're really expensive and I didn't feel like splurging on a full size. So which do I prefer, the Mineral Veil Primer or the N.28 Primer?

22 August, 2014

Pantene #WantThatHair Hairstyles & Giveaway

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

I was selected by Pantene and Latina Bloggers Connect to recreate the hairstyles from singer/actress Maite Perroni's new music video "Vas a Querer Volver". The music video was styled by Pantene hairstylist Gabriel Samra using an assortment of Pantene Pro-V styling products. I was sent the following products by Pantene: Pantene Pro-V No Crunch Curls Whip, Pantene Pro-V Stylers Flexible Hold Hairspray, Pantene Pro-V Stylers Shaping Extra Strong Hold Hairspray, Pantene Pro-V Stylers Texturizing Sculpting Wax, and the Pantene Pro-V Stylers Heat Protection Spray. Keep reading to see my recreations inspired by the video and see how you can win your own Pantene products plus a $100 Walmart gift card.

20 August, 2014

Navy Gold Drugstore Summer Makeup Look with Walgreens

Disclaimer: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WalgreensBeauty #CollectiveBias
walgreens drugstore milani bella eyes eyeshadow navy blue gold makeup look summer tutorial
For today's post I was asked by #WalgreensBeauty and #CollectiveBias to create a summer beauty makeup tutorial. I assumed most people would go for nude/neutral eyes and a bold lip (maybe orange or fuchsia lipstick). Typically, I would too. It's a look that is quick, easy, and pretty. However, I wanted to go a different route this time around. I focused the color on the eyes and left the lips nude. You can wear this makeup look anytime, but it would be great for nighttime summer outings. All the products used in this makeup look are from affordable drugstore brands found at Walgreens

18 August, 2014

Beautiful Selfies with Neutrogena + Giveaway

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Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect.

I realize sharing bare-faced selfies isn't the most comfortable thing to do. Specially now when so many social media pictures get filtered and edited. The #NeutrogenaSelfie campaign is encouraging latinas (and all women) to embrace their individual beauty and bare skin through selfies. The biggest hurdle when it comes to feeling confident sans makeup is embracing your skin. And that is why it's important to have a steady skincare routine. 

17 August, 2014

OCC Creme Colour Concentrate in Pleasure Model

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I've acquired a new appreciation for highlighters this year and picked up the OCC Creme Colour Concentrate in Pleasure Model ($20) at IMATS thinking it would be a really nice one on many complexions. After using it on myself and on my friends, it has become my new favorite.

15 August, 2014

NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Train Bleu

nars velvet matte lip pencil train bleu nc30 review swatch
I've been putting off this review for a couple of months because I always like to give products that don't impress me a fair chance. I like to test them several times under different conditions and with a different application. And as much as I adore the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencils, the color Train Bleu ($25) and I are not meant to be.