Today's makeup includes a few oversights that are things that usually (hopefully) other people don't notice unless you point them out. I was traveling that day and had a 3 a.m. flight. I usually don't wear any makeup on planes but did put on mascara and brows that time (it was my birthday). I got to my destination very early and took a nap. I didn't take my makeup off because I was tired and lazy. Then I proceeded to wash my face and apply a full face of makeup. Yes, mascara on top of old mascara, hence the spidery lashes, and recycled brows. We've all done it, right?
11 January, 2015
09 January, 2015
For some reason I found several old posts in my drafts this past week. I've been slowly publishing some of them and I realize that this one was more appropriate in between autumn and winter but better late than never, right? I'm still wearing my dark lipsticks! Anyway, here are a few of my vampy shades (yep, I have more) ranging from $2 all the way up to $25.
07 January, 2015
05 January, 2015
Best Products of 2013 post was divided into categories (lips, face, blush, palettes, brushes, etc.) but I decided to only pick fourteen favorite products for 2014 this time. Honestly, if I were to make this post by categories again I would pick a lot of the same products from last year. Some of the items in this list were featured previously (it couldn't be helped) but there are also a few very recent acquisitions.
03 January, 2015
I feel like I keep talking about an upcoming roundup post of all my Coastal Scents eyeshadows but am nowhere nearer to actually posting it. I do apologize. There have been a few technical difficulties surrounding that post. First of all, some of the eyeshadows came with their old numbering instead of their new names. Secondly, I accidentally knocked over one of my eyeshadow palettes causing a few shades to shatter. I had already photographed and swatched them so it all turned into an inventorial clusterfuck. Regardless, here's a frosty blue makeup look I created.
02 January, 2015
Remember when the NYX Macaron Lippies ($5) came out? The hype surrounding these was insane. There were many colors that caught my eye but until I knew firsthand what the formula was like, I opted for only getting my favorite one. The shade I found most unique was Earl Grey, a muted cornflower blue. I haven't found many occasions where I've considered this lip color to be an appropriate one, specially since the formula isn't quite as good as I'd like it to be. Regardless, once I wore it out the color wasn't as intimidating as I thought it would be.
30 December, 2014
I had been meaning to try the Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ Foundation ($36) for years. It comes highly recommended by fellow bloggers. Plus, it claimed to meet all the characteristics I usually look for in a foundation-- matte or satin finish, long-wearing, and contains no SPF. A few months ago, my adoptive sister (hey, girl) got a sample from Sephora and that just completely sealed the deal. It worked amazingly well on her so I used my $25 Sephora gift card towards purchasing one for myself. Here are my full thoughts on it...
17 December, 2014
Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with PONDS® and Latina Bloggers Connect.
The original Pond's Cold Cream is a product that I am sure most people are familiar with and have used at some point in their lives. When I was contacted to collaborate with Pond's, I had no idea how much their skin care range had expanded. They now offer several facial moisturizers that suit a variety of skin types. I chose to try the Bio-Hydratante Hydration Cream because it is targeted towards oily skin.