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It’s Party Time…Makeup Mists

Holiday Parties are coming fast, I already had a couple and  became aware of the value of looking good for pictures. I am not normally the type of girl who photographs good; actually I am the type of person who looks like this:


But skipping the babbling, today I want to talk about Setting Sprays, because I have oily skin and I always have valued the power of setting my makeup in order for it to last longer. So I will be talking about two products (drugstore of course) one I already finished and the other one is still going strong.

The first one is the NYX Matte Finish Setting Spray around $8.00 in the drugstore with 2.02 Oz. This is a very powerful little bottle I enjoyed using it over the summer, but I have to admit that even if I am oily for this season is kind of harsh for me. I do recommend it if you are extremely oily, it really works.

NYX Setting Spray

The next product is the L’Oreal Infallible Pro Spray & Set Makeup Extender Setting Spray I even got tired of writing this name, now this product is interesting because it’s around $16.00 in the drugstore with 3.4 Oz. Ok it comes with more product than the NYX one and honestly I like it even more, you know how L’Oreal owns Urban Decay (and they also have their setting spray, which I did not like at all because it makes my skin feel sticky) well this product is good, mist is very lightweight, it does set my makeup pretty good plus I do feel it extends if for a longer period of time, it does not have any scent that I have noticed which is a good thing for me and my makeup looks good in photos. I do recommend it, but the only bummer is the price, for a drugstore product I feel it could be a little less expensive, but if I compare it with trying to buy a high end brand this beats it completely. My opinion would be get it with a coupon (which is a great option drugstore gives us in the US).

Loreal Setting Spray

Do you have any other Setting Sprays you love?

Until Next Time





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,



My Sample Opinion: Beauty for Everybody Shampoo’s

Hey everyone, so today I have another edition of my sample opinion, this is related to my Beauty for Everybody bag that I got from Target a while ago. This bag came with lots of shampoo/conditioners which were targeted to one main thing, hydrate and nourish your hair. At first I didn’t understand but then I got it cold weather = dry hair, skin, etc. so we have to be extra careful with our hair.

Now I already used up the 3 samples that I got so I think I am ready to give you my opinion and which one would I purchase of the three of them.

The first one is from the Fekkai’s Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and conditioner ($22.00 full size), now the brand claims that this product is a reach and creamy product with Shea butter that smooth’s ultra-dry, coarse or unruly hair and leaves hair feeling moisturized

Let me say this, when I saw the three samples I thought L’oreal “meh”, Clear “what is that?”, and Fekkai “ooh la la”. This means I’ve always wanted to try Fekkai products. So this was the first one I had to try out, and I did, now let me tell you that maybe my hopes were set to high, I don’t know why, but truthfully this shampoo was not that exciting for me, I mean it smells good, lathers up real good, but I don’t know, I didn’t feel anything different that I would feel with the shampoo I am using at the moment, which was a bummer, and the price yikes I mean it’s expensive. So yep I don’t think this will be my next shampoo.

The second one was the Clear (what is that?) Scalp & Hair Therapy Total Care Nourishing Shampoo ($4.99 full size). Before seeing this sample I completely ignored this brand existed (hence my What is that? Quote) after seeing this brand I started noticing it in favorite videos, YouTube reviews, etc. So I was kind of intrigued with the Clear system I mean I think this is the first shampoo that talks about feeding your scalp. They state that 99% of hair’s natural strength and beauty comes from the scalp.

Now, when I used it, my first WOW was when I actually saw the shampoo it was lilac (as the package/bottle) but it had some shimmer to it, which is something I don’t recall seeing in a shampoo ever, scent is DELICIOUS, lathers real good and left my hair real nice. I really liked this shampoo, so I thought I had a winner until…

I used the L’oreal (meh) EverCreme Nourishing shampoo/conditioner/masque ($5.69-$8.00 full size), the brand claims….

Ok this is why my momma always says don’t judge a book by its cover or brand in this case, this shampoo smells AMAZING, I just loved it, it kind of reminded me of a fragrance, but I just cannot recall which one (I’ll just say it is a very pleasant one). Conditioner works real good, but the treatment (masque) is even better, after using it my hair was so smooth and silky , I didn’t use a hair dryer and my hair was so nice after being naturally dry that I could’ve left it that way. Next day, my hair still smelled good, which is not something you commonly get. And second day hair was amazing; my hair looked really good (I even received compliments from my co-workers).

Conclusion, which one would be my next shampoo? I will have to go with the L’oreal one; I just love it so much. One thing though, maybe I would skip the conditioner, but I am definitely getting that masque because that thing works wonders (even it it’s a bit pricier than the shampoo).

So I hope these reviews are helpful for you, has anyone used one of these products? If so what are your thoughts?

Until Next Time,



Beauty for Everybody

Hey everyone, so today I wanted to show you something that I got in the mail. I actually forgot when I liked target style at Facebook, but when I did I got subscribed to get a beauty for everybody bag for free. So Target sent these cute bags full of samples for people to try out and this is what I got:

As you can see in the pictures they are mainly shampoo’s and hair treatments, the bag is the cutest thing ever, it is actually a bit bigger than their last bag and it’s from the brand SOHO. I also got a booklet full of coupons for the samples attached, which you can exchange at Target.

Now the products I got were:

  • Fekkai Shea Butter Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Jergens Daily Moisturizer
  • Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Pixi Flawless Beauty Primer
  • Loreal EverCreme Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Loreal EverCreme Deep Nourishing Masque

So yep that was it, expect new reviews soon…

On other things, winter has finally made a stop at our town, seriously this past weekend I was able to get all of my winter wardrobe out (a task I was postponing for weeks and weeks) and it was just in good timing because on Monday I was able to wear my comfy sweaters.

And there is something I discovered, on Saturday we went to Marshalls and I was able to score a pair of Leggings, but these are not common leggings my friends, these are fleeced leggings which are awesome for this freaking cold….so if you can go to Marshalls and get a pair they are only $6.99 and they are from Betsey Johnson how cool is that!!

So that’s it for me, as of now, I’ve been working for crazy these past few days, but I really didn’t want to miss posting so this counts!!

Until Next Time,


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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,


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This Fall I’m Joining the Navy!

Yep, it has been decided, my color for this season will be navy. I just can’t seem to get enough of it. I really like navy pieces because I think I can mix and match them with different colors like fuchsia, gold, silver, magenta, and it also looks quite polished and elegant paired with black.

In the pictures below I have some of my favorite navy items. I really love these pieces because I can use them with anything I have.

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