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March Favorites

Hey everyone so happy today to talk about my March Favorites, not too many but still they are pretty interesting products, Enjoy!!

Products Mentioned:

  • La Roche Posay Effaclar Purifying Foaming Gel
  • Bioderma Solution Micellaire
  • NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray
  • Hourglass Dim Light Powder
  • Bobbi Brown Pale Pink Blush
  • Benefit Blush Brush for Contouring
  • elf Liquid eyeliner
  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner in Intense Black

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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January Beauty Favorites

Hello everyone happy Monday, so today I have my January Beauty Favorites, products I’ve been enjoying and using a lot. I think that January was the month where I started taking better care of my skin and my hair, I mean I did use to take care of them in the past, but I was not constant which is something I’ve been working more.

Enjoy!

Products Mentioned:

  • Nivea Soft Nourishing Moisturizer
  • Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment
  • Josie Maran Argan Oil
  • Olay ProX Cleansing Brush
  • Sephora Age Defying Moisturizer
  • Benefit Creaseless Cream in Skinny Jeans
  • NAKED Basics Palette
  • Real Techniques Shadow Brush
  • Coastal Scents 250 Blending Brush
  • Coastal Scents Pencil Brush
  • bareMinerals Cupcake Lipgloss

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Frugal Friday: Battle of the Blushes

Hello everyone, welcome to another segment of Frugal Friday’s, where saving money matters, without sacrificing looking smocking hot. So today is blush talk, you know it I just love blush (and mascara), sometimes I think I go a bit overboard with it, but hey I love looking like grandma (just kidding!!) anyways today competitors are:


Hard Candy Fox in a Box Smooth Talker Blush ($6.00 USD) vs. Benefit Sugarbomb Blush ($28.00 USD)

I bought the Hard Candy blush a long time ago, I think it was when they first came out, and I thought that benefit blushes were way expensive for me. So Smooth Talker comes with four different shades that you can mix to create a wonderful color; I would say it leaves this pretty peach cheek color overall. It also comes with a small brush that I think has no use, so I disregarded that one immediately and started using my blush brush (May I suggest one from Real Techniques?). This has no scent as the benefit blushes (you know, they say that these smell like candy and rainbows), but it is no bother for me at all, I mean is not that I need a nice scent in my cheeks to look good. Overall good product and for the price, I do prefer this one instead of the CoverGirl (which scent reminds me to my grandma) blushes.

Now for Benefit Sugarbomb you can see that the design is very similar I mean it comes in this box and has 4 colors which I also see are very similar. Now I have not used this exact product but I have used other benefit blush (Bella Bamba) and they do smell like candy and rainbows. At first you don’t notice it that much but as you keep using the product scent becomes more noticeable. They also come with a brush with may look a bit better than the hard candy one, but still I don’t think that it is the optimal blush application brush. The tap separates from the product which I think is not that convenient especially if you are on the run, I prefer the tap of the hard candy because it is attached to the box. And lastly the price it is expensive. The only way is buying a kit (And that’s how I got Bella Bamba), because if I had to pay for this I rather get a NARS blush, but that’s just me.

So yep in this case I would go for the Hard Candy Blush, I think it is a good drugstore option and you can really make it work. I hope this information is helpful for you.

Have you tried any of these blushes, if so what’s your opinion?

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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November Favorites

Hello everybody, long time no see and write, so I am back after a long thanksgiving vacation, and I am ready for posting again. Truthfully I missed my blog very very much during this time, but it also gave me time to do other stuff (spend time with my family, eat, sleep and work a lot in the office).

But now is back to reality, which I enjoy as well ?, so today I wanted to show you my November favorites, because I do have some interesting things to show you.


And I even did a video, so you can watch small reviews of the products I am currently using and loving.

So these are the products that I love:

  • Lorac Pro Palette
  • Coastal Scents 28 Neutral Palette
  • Revlon Cherries in the Snow Lipstick
  • Revlon Strawberry Fraise Lip Gloss
  • CO Bigelow Lemon and Ginger Tinted Lip Balm
  • Tarte Clean State 12 Hour Brightening Primer
  • Forever 21 Earrings (Only $2.80!!!)
  • OPI Mini Nail Polishes (Red & Gold colors)
  • Benefit So Hooked in Carmella Perfume
  • Jordana Fabuliner Black Eyeliner

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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October’s Beauty Favorites

Hey everybody, so today I have my October Favorites for all of you. Hope you enjoy, some of the products are sample because I decided to dig up into my samples drawer (that baby needs to be empty).

Products Mentioned:

  • Wet n Wild Palette in Petal Pusher
  • Benefit Blush in Bella Bamba
  • Cargo Blush in Mendocino
  • Carol’s Daughter MONOI Repairing Hair Mask
  • Not Your Mother’s Smooth Moves Frizz Control Cream
  • La Roche Posay Effaclar K Moisturizer
  • Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Spot Treatment
  • Mario Badescu Drying Cream
  • L’oreal Magic Lumi Concealer
  • Burt’s Bee’s Lemon Cutticle Cream
  • Bath & Body Works Candle in Cider Lane

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Project Pan Update 10/16/12

Hey everybody, so today I have a project pan update. I know it’s been quite some time, but who would think that finishing products would take time, anyways here is a bit update to show that this project is still alive and I haven’t forgotten about it.


My Products List:

  1. Rimmel Fix & Perfect Pro Primer in 002. Completely over. I learned that I cannot use this product near my nose or I’ll break out awful. What I have learned is that this product might work for someone with more normal skin and as I am oily would not be repurchasing.

  2. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer. I haven’t seen this thing going down, but man I like this product it conceals real good and blends great.

  3. CoverGirl Liquiline Blast eyeliner in Black Fire. I got to the point where the pencil has gotten so small that is kind of hard for me to use it, but still works great. My verdict would be, once I finish this liner I will repurchase it and won’t buy any other brand ever again.

  4. Benefit’s They are Real Mascara. This product was a mess, I tried it first and didn’t like it, I let it air dry a bit and didn’t like it, it poke my eye every time I used it and you know my trouble with un-curled lashes so this was a big disappoint for me. My sister used it once and completely loved it so she took it; this proves that a product can be good for some and bad for others.

  5. Elf Complexion Duo Bronzer and Blush. The Blush is completely gone and the bronzer is almost gone but still on the run (I would give it a couple of weeks of use). I think I would repurchase this only because it does the job, and it’s only $3.00 USD, now I do have other 2 bronzers in line after this one so I don’t think I will be buying this product soon.

  6. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. I used this product like crazy over the summer but I haven’t used it that much lately so it has a big pan but haven’t finished yet. The truth is that my face hasn’t been that oily these weeks (Thank god for the fall season).

  7. Garnier Moisture Rescue Refreshing Cream Gel. When I got this product I had high hopes I mean a refreshing gel moisturizer? It was good at first but maybe my skin got used to it and stopped working on me (and it broke me out badly). So I decided to go ahead and use it for my neck (and broke me out again). This product is over and I would not repurchase it. I don’t think is a bad and this might work for normal skin types. I ended using what was left for my hands.

  8. Mary Kay Time Wise Night Complex. Completely Over I don’t have pictures of this because I included it in my empties of the month video here and threw it away, this is an Ok product but I don’t think I would repurchase it because I do consider Mary Kay as an expensive brand. I do use some expensive products but they have to be WOW in order for me to give those extra pennies away.

  9. Mary Kay Time Wise Night Solution. Completely Over and I would give the same comments I did for the Night Complex.

And something extra I discovered today; I use my NAKED palette every single day, I do believe that this palette is very school and office appropriate, besides it helps you create wonderful looks for special occasions (weddings, birthdays, etc.), well today I hit pan on my favorite shadow and that one would be SIN, I just love this shadow and I use it as a highlighter every single day. I am kind of sad because I do love this shadow, and I would think that this palette was magical never ending product. But that’s fine…

Anyways, that’s all for me today,

If you are under a project pan I would like to know, I love watching what other people include in their projects.

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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My Foundation Routine

Today I want to share with you my foundation routine. I think that for a good skin care is necessary to have an established skincare regimen. And for applying your makeup goes the same; god knows that every time I change something in my routine I break out. And that my routines do change from season to season.

So what have I’ve been doing lately?

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