01 August, 2014

Glitter Clubbing Makeup Look

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Are you loving the glitter kick my blog is on lately? I am! Today's glitter makeup is a nighttime clubbing look. I feel like this is a very quintessential clubbing look because it's very gunmetal/black which is the color scheme I used to wear most often back in the day. It goes with any outfit and photographs well because lighter colors tend to look washed out in flash photos.

30 July, 2014

YSL Creme de Blush in Audacious Orange

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A few months ago I received a promotional email from Saks with a 20% off discount. Surprisingly, it didn't exclude cosmetics. In conjunction with a 4.5% cash back at Ebates, it was almost like a 25% off discount. I took the opportunity to finally splurge on Yves Saint Laurent beauty items that I had only dreamed of trying out. Besides purchasing this YSL Creme de Blush in Audacious Orange ($38), I also ordered a Baby Doll Kiss & Blush (review coming soon). 

29 July, 2014

Neutrogena Pore No More: Pore Refining Before/After

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Disclaimer: Compensated campaign collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and Latina Bloggers Connect.

The better condition your skin is in, the better your makeup will look. Addressing your skin's texture using skincare products will make your foundation go the extra mile. I was sent the Neutrogena Pore Refining line and after trying it out for 7 days, I'm going to share with you my results. The Pore Refining range aims to shrink the appearance of pores and create smoother skin. The products contain alpha and beta hydroxys intended to clean pores and surface dirt. Although your pore size is predetermined, you can prevent your pores from "stretching" and appearing larger if you take care of your skin.

27 July, 2014

Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Melted Coral

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Too Faced Melted Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Melted Coral, $21: I adore liquid lipsticks. That's no exaggeration. When I saw Too Faced was coming out with their own range of liquid lipsticks I got more excited than I ever have over a makeup release. I wasn't able to buy one right away because I had save up for it first. And if I could I'd get all the shades they offer, but the one that stole my heart the most was Melted Coral

25 July, 2014

MAC Relentlessly Red Lipstick: Review

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MAC Relentlessly Red Lipstick ($15): I sold this lipstick on a blogsale a few months ago because I didn't feel like the color was unique enough to keep. It was a complete impulse buy so it was to be expected. Still, it's a nice lipstick from MAC and I feel like it rarely ever gets talked about. So here's a review on it!

23 July, 2014

Blue and Yellow Shimmering Sea: Makeup Look

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As soon as I saw the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Shimmering Sea I knew I wanted to pair it up with MAC's Tilt Eyeshadow. Shimmering Sea has an amazing, duochrome pearlessence that shifts from pink to gold-yellow (its base is an icy powder blue). Tilt is basically a frosty eyeshadow version of Shimmering Sea's blue base. Such subtle shifts in color are a pain to photograph but I tried my best.

21 July, 2014

Back for Seconds: Repurchased Products

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I seldom post empties/repurchased posts because: a) I rarely run out of products (i.e. I own too much makeup) and b) I mostly run out of/repurchase boring things like body wash, deodorant, shampoo, etc. I've put myself on an unofficial, slightly flexible spending ban because I need to start making a dent in my makeup collection. Anyhow, here are a few things I have repurchased in the last few months.

19 July, 2014

Purple Glitter Smokey Eye: Makeup Look

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More glitter makeup looks! The cool thing about this one is that it features a very affordable loose glitter! Up until now I had featured glitters that were above the $15 mark. This Poppin Pigments glitter from Hard Candy comes with two different colors for only $6