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Hot Hot Hot!

Good day to all of you out there!! I cannot believe how summer has been stalking us here in Houston, and the Humidity oh my lord, that is something I’ve never experienced before. People from here tell me is not even real summer yet, so I don’t know what will happen. One thing for sure is that these past few days I’ve decided to give a rest to my flat and curling irons only because with the humidity my hair does not stay put.

So what I’ve been doing? Well, playing with all the hair products I can to get an easy hairstyle without fighting my wavy hair nature. I got to the point of saying I am letting this battle go and focus on more important stuff like organizing the new apartment (‘cuz this little hoarder hasn’t finished unpacking!). Also, for my makeup I’ve been keeping it very minimal, double wear foundation from Estee Lauder paired with my biggest discovery so far, the NYX matte setting spray, gotta love that stuff because it keeps my face from melting big time and my blush stays on the entire day. A little bit of eyeshadow from my NAKED Basics palette and my beloved ELF eyeliner. A little bit of lip gloss or lip balm and I am good to go.

I love this easy summer routine, today it took me less than 30 minutes to get ready, that has to be a record for me!! And the question of the day is: Do you have any special humidity tips for me? Also I heard hurricane season started, do you know any special things I should do to prepare for that?

Until Next Time

xoxo

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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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Frugal Friday: The Stippling Brush

Hey everyone, welcome to another Frugal Friday where I would normally compare 2 products and give you the best option. Today is something special I have two stippling brushes which have been a hit lately, the contenders are:

ELF Small Stipple Brush $3.00 USD VS. Real Techniques Stippling Brush $10.00 USD

Well what can I say I love these two, but they both have some differences between them that I feel is important to talk about. Basically I love these brushes to apply cream blush/bronzer, nothing else. Basically because they are just the perfect size for it, I would not think of another way of using them.

If you are into beauty you know both of these brands, Real Techniques by YouTube beauty guru Samantha Chapman are amazing quality brushes without breaking your bank plus they are just so cute. This brush is great because it comes packed with duo-fiber bristles, it helps you blend creamy product the perfect way, before owning this brush I used to apply cream blush with my hands but believe me it makes a big difference when you apply it with this brush. One thing though is that brush is dense so you have to be careful when you use very pigmented blushes (i.e. NYX Cream Blushes).

On the ELF side well this is also an amazing brush first of all because of the price; I don’t think that I’ve seen other brushes that have this quality at that price they are just great. I love that it is lightweight and it is not that dense so I love using this for my more pigmented blushes, it helps you blend the product pretty nice without any hassle, one thing though and this seems to be something that has happened to me with some ELF brushes is that the handle loses but as long as I add some drops of crazy glue I am good to go.

So I would really recommend both, only that you would need to see if your cream blushes are pretty pigmented and you want to save a couple of bucks go with the ELF one, but if not you can go with the Real Techniques which is a nice option too. ELF is normally sold at Target and at their website, you can find Real Techniques at Ulta (but you really have to be lucky because most of the times they are sold out) or at their website.

So I hope this was helpful for you,

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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March Beauty Favorites

It is that time of the month again, yes when I talk about my beauty favorites. March was a month that flew by pretty fast, but at the same time there were days when I just needed a break LOL. Anyways, I hope you enjoyed your March month, and are starting to enjoy warmer days now that spring arrived (I know I am).

BTW, you may notice in the video that I have my hair very very straight, well I did a tutorial on that which will be up very soon, so if you have wavy hair and want to get rid of it stay tuned.

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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My Favorite ELF Products

ELF, another brand that is inexpensive and has great and amazing products. Here I am today showing you some of the products that I consider are THE BEST (at least for me). If you have any other products that I didn’t mention, but you love please let us all know in the comments.

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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February Faves and Fails

Hello everyone, so today I have my February Favorites, I have a considerable amount of stuff, mostly drugstore, and I am proud because I’ve been using what’s in my stash and I found the perfect accessory for this summer (well at least for me!)…

Faves:

  • Clean & Clear Essentials Foaming Facial Cleanser oil free Step 1
  • Forever 21 $5.00 Dollar Pearls (Love them ‘cuz they don’t look/feel cheap)
  • Elf Blush in Mellow Mauve
  • Beauty Secrets Cuticle Oil
  • Ahava Intensive Nourishing Hand Cream
  • Garnier Undereye Roll On Concealer
  • Revlon Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow (My Holy Grail Go To Red)

Fails:

  • Fekkai Hair Mask (Smells good but doesn’t do anything for me)
  • CoverGirl Lipperfection Jumbo Gloss Balm (Doesn’t smell good)

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Wrapping Project Pan 2012

Hello everyone, so I hope everyone is having a great day/night, I know I am. So today I want to take some time to give you my last update for the project pan I started last year. Yep you read correctly, I am wrapping up project pan with only one item left. I am doing this because truthfully I know this product will have no end soon, I am talking about my Estee Lauder Double Wear concealer, this one has tons of product left and I think this will last me another whole year.

So I decided to give it a good end, having in mind that I learned a lot of things from project pan:

  • I did have a very hard time in not buying anything else; hence I cheated a bit I must say.

  • When you pick products for your project make sure that they are not new. It is a pain to use a new product because it will take loads of time to get over it (Like my concealer).

  • It is fun to create new looks with the products you have, you fall in love again with your collection.

  • You get savvier at the time of purchasing beauty products.

  • You save $

In my last update I had 3 products left:

  1. ELF Complexion Duo Bronzer and Blush.In my last update I said that I would give the bronzer a couple of more weeks. Couldn’t be so wrong because this thing lasted more than that time, but I finally finished it. As I said before for $3.00 usd this is not bad at all I really liked it, but I won’t be repurchasing this soon as I have other bronzers I need to dig in, and needless to say I have blush overstock.

  2. Maybelline Dream Matte Powder. I did have a hard time finishing this one, but accomplished it, I must say this product was my savior over the summer, but over the fall/winter I do not need that much powder for setting up my makeup. Would I repurchase, maybe I will I do think this is a great powder for Oily Skin, but right now I am using one from CoverGirl and has been working real good on me.

  3. CoverGirl Liquiline Blast eyeliner in Black Fire. Ok now I really got to the point where I cannot sharpen this pencil, which means I can no longer use it, it is so small and tiny that I had to get another one. I did repurchase the same liner again I really love this product a lot and I hope this never gets discontinued.



  1. Estee Lauder Double Wear Concealer. This was the only product I could not finish I love it and it works great on me, whenever I try to use something else (Laura Mercier, Cover FX) I go back to this one it’s just great for my skin and my dark circles. And I continue using it.

Now if someone asked me if I would go through another project pan, as a matter of fact I will, but I am working in a different approach this time (that might be less painful). So stay tuned in the next days, I will be talking about my new project for this 2013.

Until Next Time

xoxo