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TOP 5 High End Products

Hey everybody, today we talk about my top 5 picks from the High End world, I am very excited about this one because it was a collaboration with Jenn from TheJennyJenz at YouTube. I love how can you connect with people these days, we met on Instagram and as we both love makeup we decided to do this video, she will be talking about her Top 5 picks from the drugstore and I was in charge of High End.

For this video, I wanted to talk about staples, products I use everyday and some of them have been repurchases because they really made a big impact in my life lol. Enjoy!!

I am also linking Jenn’s video with her Top 5 Drugstore picks:

Until Next Time,

xoxo

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Oily Skin |Skincare, Foundations, and all that stuff

Hey everyone, I am so excited about what we will be talking today, this is the compilation of years and years of experimenting with a bunch of products designed for Oily Skin, Products that they promise you that your face will be perfect, matte, and shine free.

Let me tell you something, during this journey I have discovered that sometimes you do not have to spend too much for accomplishing good results, of course there are very nice high end products, but there are also products that don’t deserve a dime. Anyways!! I hope you enjoy!

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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What’s New at the Drugstore

Hey everybody, happy Monday! I am just recovering from a power nap I had, I just love naps, I don’t normally take naps, but when I do I feel so refreshed and my mind is clear and ready to keep going, but today we are not talking about naps. Today I will be talking about what’s new at the drugstore, it’s been a while since I did one of these, and lately all the brands have decided to release new products, I will be showing you what they are and giving you some reviews on some I have already tried. So stay tuned and enjoy!

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Is Kat Von D too much for me? And what’s been going on?

Traveling this week to visit my family…Yay!! I am very excited and happy every time I get to see them. Anyways today while doing my Packing list I thought about talking a little bit new products I’ve been using for the past couple of weeks.

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First of all let’s start with Kat Von D Lock – It Tattoo Foundation I purchased this in exchange to my Laura Mercier  – Tinted Moisturizer Oil Free which I must say did not cause a big of an impact for me, and makes me prefer way more drugstore brands besides this one, I also thought it was overpriced for the results it delivered. As I was returning this one I thought I would try the Kat Von D foundation because I heard great things about it, especially for Oily skin.

Well I got it, and let me just say this, foundation is very full coverage, I’ve never seen or tried something like it, a little bit goes a long way and photographs really nice, the package comes with a pump which is always something I give big kudos to because it is easier to apply, and it comes with a lot of product (30 ml), price wise is not that expensive as other brands at $34.00 USD and If you have oily skin this would work for you.

Now, you must be shocked of my next following words, I will be returning this product. It is not that the product is not a love, and it really is a great foundation, but I consider is too heavy for me, I tried applying it with my beauty blender to give it a more sheer appearance, but all the time it looks as if I am wearing a lot of makeup, which for an office employee that might give a different impression lol…

This is NOT a bad foundation in all means, and it did work for my oily skin, I was not a shiny ball after a long day, even after going to the gym. But it’s just not suited for me. However it depends on what you are looking for, as I said it looks great in pictures, but in person I look like wearing makeup, lots of it.

The next product I have is from Clinique OMG this is freaking cute, I saw it and fell in love, you know how much I love blush, so they released new blushes with great colors they are called Cheek Pops  I abstained myself in only getting one so I purchased Berry Pop which is a beautiful color I love it pigmentation is very good they are not chalky and you can really build the color up.

And the last thing I have is my new love, my must desired for years Tory Burch flats, these things men they are expensive, but are so beautiful and look so nice with everything. The perfect flat for work, going out, hanging with friends, etc. I am still in the process of breaking them in to see if the theory it’s true that they will become the comfiest pair of flats ever. But so far so good I love them and have been wearing them nonstop.

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Review | Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation

Last year for my birthday my sister knew that I wanted to try the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua Foundation; she was nice enough to get it for me, but I think I completely forgot to do a review for all of you. Well you can say that this review will be very accurate because I have tried this foundation in literally all seasons now and can give you my thoughts.

This foundation has been all over in YouTube and most of the reviews I read before purchasing it were very favorable, so that is why I decided to give it a try, Chanel describes this product as hybrid fluid that creates a fresh, natural complexion. Skin looks refined and feels refreshed. The fluid formula has soft, water-light texture, and comes in 10 shades that match perfectly to skin’s undertones, whether pink or beige. Dermatologist-tested. Non-comedogenic. Oil- free. It has SPF 15 (which in my opinion is not enough).

Well after reading all that and seeing all those reviews I was ready and my sister took me to a Chanel counter at Dillard’s and there I received the best treatment, they used all their line (toners, moisturizers, serums, primers & foundation) on me. Of course that after that my face felt like a baby’s butt. And I got it.

When coming home and starting to use it I had to work with it, as this is water based you need to give the bottle a good shake before using it, it took me a week of uses to get the hang of it, because even if I shook it good I could not get an even mix.

Application is easy, you do not have to be a blending pro and feels very natural, I liked this foundation mainly because of the scent, (which is amazing but this is not a perfume). However I noticed that the coverage is very sheer (I could understand why it says ultra-light) and although it makes my face look a bit brighter I do have to go with concealer to get rid of my dark circles and a couple of freckles I have.

Now for my oiliness, well it did make my T-zone shine at the middle of the day when it was summer even if I sealed it with powder, and on winter my skin was strangely dry that I could not use it because I had dry patches and the foundation would strangely sit on those. For autumn and spring it was Ok, but not great.

Overall I don’t think that (at least for me) spending $52.00 dollars for a foundation that has light coverage is justified I do think it is overpriced for what it does for me, especially because I have to go with my oil absorbing sheets in the middle of the day. I am almost over with this foundation, and although I love the scent, well I don’t think I will be purchasing this again. I keep thinking in which conditions I would buy this, and “maybe” it would be if my skin was normal (and it wasn’t that freaking expensive), but only that.

Have you tried this foundation? if so what are your thoughts on it?

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Review | Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation

For this summer drugstore brands are aiming for products that have a natural feeling to your skin (you know as if you were not wearing any makeup but still look as if you slept 8 hours every day). Honestly nobody wants to feel as if they are wearing a mask, today calls for natural looks and easy applications (because who has time to blend blend blend). Revlon entered the market with its own Nearly Naked Foundation and Powder, when I saw the name naked in instantly thought about Urban Decay and its entire Naked Line.

My background with Revlon has been using their Colorstay foundation for oily skin, and I like it, but I do consider it a bit heavy for every day. That is why I was really curious about the Nearly Naked foundation.

First of all, the design, I need a pump please and let me tell you why, when I use any of the Revlon foundations I tend to waste a lot of product, also the bottle is glass, so you need to treat it carefully and keep it away from children.

However, the foundation itself is AMAZING, it is lightweight which means this will give you a light to medium coverage. Do not expect this will take away all of your discoloration or get rid of your dark circles because it won’t, but it will brighten your skin and will make you look very natural as if you were applying a tinted moisturizer with more power. I can easily go after that with my Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer and get rid of my dark circles without my face looking cakey.

It comes with SPF 20 which I think is decent for a drugstore foundation. Now, how does this react with my oily skin? Well when I first started using it I did break out a bit but I always do when I change foundations. Sometimes, depending on the weather I do have to go with an Oil Absorbing Sheet at lunch time on my T-Zone (especially because I wear glasses), but nothing bad, foundation does stay on place and I look good the entire day.

Color Range is good, they came out with 15 different shades which gives you a wide range to select the color that suits you better, what I did is I took my favorite foundation to the drugstore and try to match it, or you can also take Revlon’s test at their website in order to see which one is the best for you.

Price is decent around $7.00 to $8.00 depending where you buy it and I really think is a good drugstore option if you are in the need of a budget friendly lightweight foundation. All in all, YES this is an approved product for me and I would repurchase.

Have you tried this foundation? If so, what are your thoughts?

Until Next Time,

xoxo


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Clinique Gives You Freebies

With winter going away and spring coming, I must admit my face was awful. I started breaking out really bad (which I normally don’t) and I my face was suffering. While trying to change soaps, which didn’t work out I remember about Clinique. I used to use Clinique in high school you know the time when you are more prone to have acne and all that, my mom used to buy me their 3 steps. So that would work for me. So the other day I had to go, I was feeling in high school all over again and I needed a solution.

While being there I noticed that they had a promotion. If you’ve been to Clinique counters you know that time to time they come with their gift bags if you buy certain amount of money. Well they had this. If you bought 25.00 USD, you would receive a makeup bag full of goodies. I wanted to go for the 3 steps again, but the little bag already came with a face wash a moisturizer and a night cream that I said I will try their foundation. I’ve never tried a Clinique foundation, but I always wanted to because I had heard good things.

So I went for the Clinique even better foundation. When I saw it I was like this size is very small, but remembered that that is the size of the Chanel Vitalumiere aqua, and that really has lasted me a long time.

My thoughts, well it’s been now 2 weeks since I started using it all together with the soap and I must say my pizza face is gone. I love the day moisturizer because it is a gel which is perfect for my oily skin but makes my face feel hydrated enough. The night cream is very rich as well and does help me a lot. For the foundation I do like it, but it is kind of light to medium coverage, it gives you a very natural look, if you do have some discoloration you will have to go with concealer, which I have to do, but overall I like it.

The makeup bag also came with a trio 2 eyeshadows and 1 blush. Shadows are meh, they were not that pigmented for me so I did have to pack more color, if you have fair skin maybe they will be nice for you. But the blush OMG I love it, and I just wished it was only the blush included.

The lipstick comes in color cranberry glace. It is very nice color as well, they had two different for you to pick this one and a more natural one, but since I am now into bright lips I chose this one. It is a very nice pop of color but not overwhelming. Very appropriate for office work.

And last the mascara. Let me say I did had high hopes for this one (as I do for all new mascaras LOL), but this one I just don’t know I didn’t like it for one thing. Ok yes it feels natural and looks good, but my lashes cannot hold a curl very easily, this doesn’t hold it, and it smudges under my eye area, and makes me look as a raccoon by the end of the day. I don’t like that and I hope you neither.

But overall pretty amazed I mean of all the products I only hated the mascara and the 2 shadows. But my face got fixed and it is ready for summer.