16 December, 2014

Normal/Oily Skin Routine + Review with Pond's

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. 

Let's address the elephant in the room first. This tub is huge. Huge! When I received it I was genuinely in shock. It is just as large as a three-wick candle! The Bio-Hydratante cream comes with a whopping 14 ounces of product. Using this took a little bit of getting used to because it comes in a tub (which is not my preferred packaging for moisturizers) and it's so large! I kept scooping too much product the first few times but then I adjusted. Even so, I could see this lasting me at least an entire year. 

The Bio-Hydratante moisturizer has cotton extract and is labelled for normal to oily skin. It's also hypoallergenic. My experience with it has been very positive. It absorbs really quickly into the skin and doesn't leave a greasy residue. The consistency is very thin, almost gel-like. This is definitely a good one for oily skin and humid weather. I wouldn't recommend it for combination skin because it will not do enough for your dry patches.

As part of my routine I also cleanse the skin and remove my makeup using the Pond's Makeup Removing Towelettes. You can visit Pond's at Walmart for behind-the-scenes beauty tips from the Rockettes and to see how they use POND'S to achieve glowing, flawless skin.

Visit this month's lovely large advertiser Chelsea's blog, Lush 4 Blush for beauty and lifestyle posts.

12 December, 2014

Huge Christmas + Birthday Wishlist

Saying that my makeup spending declined drastically during the second half of 2014 is an understatement. The extra money that usually went into occasional luxury beauty purchases started going towards food, clothes, coffee (lots of it), traveling, and other expenses. Consequently, my beauty wish list started to grow at a rapid pace. Since my birthday is coming up, along with the holidays, I decided to compile a list of the beauty items I want the most. Hopefully it will serve its purpose *hint, hint* :D

08 December, 2014

Advertisers, Favorite Blog + Roundup

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04 December, 2014

FOTD: Sleek Ultra Matte v2 Palette Makeup Look

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I hadn't used any of my Sleek Eyeshadow Palettes in a while so I took my Ultra Matte V2 out from my drawer and decided to do something with it. All of the Sleek Palettes I own have been gifts from Latasha so I can't post about them without giving her a shoutout. Thanks, girl! Be sure to check out her blog if you haven't already.

02 December, 2014

Mary Kay Holiday Romance Makeup Look and Giveaway

*The products received in this post were provided to me by Mary Kay Inc. for the purposes of review.
The holiday season is fast approaching and that means, among other things, that you will be attending many events, parties, dinners, etc. That is when things can get really fun. Think of all the opportunities you will have to wear makeup that is outside your everyday comfort zone. For today's makeup look I paired up with Mary Kay to present to you my take on a romantic holiday look. It deviates from the typical gold eyes/red lips holiday look and has a softer, more feminine feel. Also, be sure to check out the end of this post to see how you can win your own Mary Kay® products and $100 VISA Gift Card!

01 December, 2014

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Chocolate Suede

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I have featured a fair share of Maybelline Color Tattoos on my blog and I generally enjoy their formula. The color I will be reviewing today is from their Leather Color Tattoos Collection. I believe all of the shades from this collection will be added to the permanent range. I purchased this particular color, Chocolate Suede ($5), months ago but I still see it whenever I visit local drugstores. 

24 November, 2014

Review: MAC Pink Swoon Blush

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Hello! It's been a long time since I've posted on my blog regularly. To say that I've been busy is probably an understatement. I've actually felt really terrible about it. I love keeping my blog on a schedule and have a long list of posts on my to-do list. Unfortunately, my blog post queue ran out and, although I had some spare time to write blog posts, I didn't have time to take photographs during the morning in order to create new posts. Basically, I miss posting frequently and feel bad that I have lost touch with readers. Now that I've gotten that out of my chest, here's a product review for MAC's Pink Swoon Blush ($17 for pan, $22 for compact). 

14 November, 2014

Teal Makeup Look and Giveaway with L'Oreal Paris: #PorqueTuLoVales

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Disclaimer: This post is a sponsored collaboration between L'Oreal Paris and Latina Bloggers Connect.

For today's post I'm teaming up with L'Oreal Paris to bring you a nighttime look with a pop of teal. I was sent several products from their line to come up with this look which is simple and affordable (remember to always take advantage of the buy-one-get-one deals at the drugstore). I'm also hosting a giveaway where you can win some L'Oreal Paris products for yourself.