October 08, 2014

Naked 3 Fall Makeup Tutorial !

Hi Beauts !

It's sadly been way too long ! I have been working so much lately, that I don't even have time to do things I normally do like workout or read a book. Now things aren't slowing down work wise, but my schedule won't be so out of sorts, so fingers crossed that means more blogging ! Now the other day I was playing around with some make up and actually ended up with one that I actually really like. I think this makeup look is great for Fall, it's a nice taupe/purple eye shadow look, which I personally love. Now I'm no makeup professional or anything but I hope you beauts like this look ! So let's get to it...

So after I primed my eyes, I applied Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe on just my eyelids. This cream eye shadow helps to the eye shadow that's going over it to pop more and bring out the gray undertone a bit more.

After that, I swept Liar over just the lid and blending it out just a bit. I love the color of this eye shadow, it's this really pretty mauve/gray eye shadow, The mauve-y tone in the eye shadow adds a really nice pop of color for the Fall time, without being so bright and vibrant like you would wear during Spring or Summer.

As for the crease color, I applied Nooner and blended away and then some more. Okay can I just break slightly off topic and say that this crease color is amazing. It's the best combination of brown with a hint of pink, so it's not that typical matte brown shadow that you use everyday, which I have no problem with because I like me some of those too.

Off to eyeliner. With a smudge brush I applied eye liner on to the top outer half lash line. The eye liner doesn't have to look perfect but you definitely don't want to make it too thick.

With the same brush, I took Darkside and smudged the eyeliner with that. Now you can smudge it as much as you want, what it comes down to is how you like it. With that same shadow I applied that to the outer v of my eye to smoke out the look a bit and whatever product is left on your brush, you'll want to use that to line your bottom lash line. Once you've blended everything out and your happy with your eye look, curl your lashes and apply a few coats of your favorite mascara.

I really hope you beauts like this look and if you do, some feedback would be great ! I think this makeup look is great for Fall and I plan to use this look a lot more. You could definitely turn it down a bit for during the day and darken it for the night time. Thank you so much for reading and sticking with me ! I feel terrible for the the disappearance but hopefully this time around, I can manage my time better. Thanks again beauts. Take care !

With love,

August 10, 2014

Sunday Social !

Hi Beauts !
Pardon the disappearance, work has been consuming more of my time then I was hoping it would . I hope you all had a beautiful week, so let's get to it !

1. One show you would love to see on Netflix that isn't there ?
Sailor Moon ! When I was 5 or 6 years old, my mom would wake me up early just to watch that show because I loved it that much. Thinking about watching it from being to end makes me a little too excited.

2. One song you wish they would play more on the radio ?
Ed Sheeran " Give Me Love".

3.  Your favorite song to sing loudly in the car ?
Jeremih "Don't Tell Em" or Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora "Black Widow". I can't help but sing to this songs, so catchy.

4.  What movie/tv do you quote most ?

5.  One silly thing you do daily
Everyday when I get into my car, I have to have a jam session even if it's for 5 minutes. I have to sing along and dance a bit, while I drive...not my safest choice but yeah.

I hope you Beauts have a great Sunday and a great week ahead of you. Thank you for reading ! Take care !

July 20, 2014

Sunday Social !

Hey Beauts !

It's Sunday ! I'm sorry I could not do the last one, unfortunately I have been working like a crazy woman. I have crazy amount of respect for people who can balance out their work life, personal life and a blog. It's not an easy task. Well let's get to this weeks questions !

1. What is the most difficult thing you have been through ?
I would definitely say losing my grandmother. She played a very large role in my life and a constant inspiration in my life. I lost her 3 years ago and it's definitely still something I struggle with everyday.

2. What was your best birthday ?
I want to say my 21st birthday and not because of the obvious. I have never been a birthday party kind of person and on this birthday a spontaneous party just kind of happened. There was great people and all just had a really fun time. It was also my last birthday that my grandma was able to attend.

3. What has been your favorite thing you've done in your own city ?
For sure going to the beach . Living in Miami means you can pretty much go to the beach year round and never worry about the temperature.

One of the reasons I  love my city.
4. What is your idea of the perfect date night ?
So I have always wanted a late night date type of thing, where we go to either Denny's or IHOP to eat and then drive over to the beach to watch the sunrise. I am a giant cheese ball.

5. Have you ever been to a blogging conference ? If so which (ones) ? If not do you want to ?
I have never been to one and yes I would want to go, could be interesting !

I hope you Beauts have a beautiful Sunday and enjoy your week ! Until next time, take care and thank you for reading.

July 06, 2014

Sunday Social !

                              Social Sunday
Hey Beauts !

So I know I've been slacking a bit, and I did apologize for it on another post and then I did it again... I'm a bit of a scatter brain and that's no excuse but I think it's pretty obvious. I am determined to change it and I will !

I have done about 4 of these and I really enjoy them and find them great. I think the ladies who thought up this concept and the great questions are pretty genius and awesome, if you ask me. I'll stop blabbering away and get to it, so yeah !

1. Favorite genre of music ?
I can't decide ! I really do like different genres  of music and to pick just one, is pretty difficult for me because my taste varies so much and I just really love all music.

2. Favorite genre of movies ?
Same thing with movies, I really enjoy watching movies and love so many of them and to pick just one puts you in a pickle, but my absolute favorites (yeah I can't pick just one..typical) are horror and romantic comedies.

3. Do you watch reality TV ? If so what was the first show you remember watching ?
Yes I do, I'm not the biggest fan of it, but I am guilty of watching it from time to time. The Hills. When I was in high school, me and my best friend would call each other and would watch the show and talk on the phone at the same time, good times.

4. Actress you'd be BFF's with ?
Betty White or be part of the Golden Girls.

5. Actor you'd be happy to be stuck on an island with ?
Liam Neeson or Ralph Fiennes, two of my favorite actors.

Check the ladies that do Sunday Social every week, their blogs are pretty awesome and cool. I hope  you Beauts liked this post and hopefully you guys noticed just how scattered brain I really am. Thank you for reading it means a lot to me ! Hope you all have a beautiful week. 

June 30, 2014

My Summer Essentials !


Hi Beauts !

Summer is finally here ! Just saying that makes me so pumped and excited . I normally don't wear a lot of makeup during the summer because well for one, a good tan almost hides it all and gives you that amazing summer  glow and it's just so hot, the last thing you want to worry about is your make up. The reality about summer makeup is, you start your day with it but by the end of the day it's completely gone and that's not fun. Now when I do decided to apply any makeup I keep it very minimal and use products I know will stay on pretty much all day and also won't cake up when I sweat. So let's get to it !

Now this here is a sunscreen that is also tinted, so it helps protect your skin from the sun but helps even out the skin tone. Now you might be thinking " Why doesn't she just use a BB Cream ?", I went to the store set on a sunscreen because it was important to me to find a good sunscreen and one that I knew would work well with my skin. This product is not greasy or sticky like others, it's a mineral sunscreen so it actually feels nice on your skin. It has organic ingredients and does not contain any hash chemicals, which is always a plus for me.

I'm pretty sure I have mentioned this before but I love this mascara. I'm basically always debating between this mascara and Benefit's They're Real, which is another must have, but I chose this one because it is waterproof. Waterproof mascara during summertime is an absolutely must, it basically guarantees that you  won't have raccoon eyes midday, which is good. It's waterproof, doesn't flake and makes your lashes look amazing, so you are pretty much set

I love being outside and tanning during the summer time, but I also like to be careful with the amount of sun exposure my skin gets. In all honesty my skin barely tans, it gets some color but not much. I use bronzer to give my skin the appearance that it has more color than it actually does, because lets face it I'll probably never have gorgeous bronzed skin. I like this one because it's very natural looking and doesn't apply muddy or orange.

When you first look at this blush you think it might not be the greatest choice to wear during the day because it has tiny specks of glitter. I honestly thought that same way until I decided to play around with it. When you blend it in to your skin, it just gives you this amazing flushed glow. It compliments bronzed skin beautifully and just really helps you achieve that nice summer glow. Also, I have oily skin and because it has Amazonian Clay, it's the only blush that stays in place and doesn't melt off your face.

During summer I like very low maintenance makeup, that goes for my lips as well. I like products that I know I can just apply them and be on with whatever I am doing. These products are perfect for that because they aren't very heavy so they won't run off your lips and make you look like a clown. They are very easy and simple and the colors look great during summer.

This nail polish is absolutely perfect for summer and a must have for me. This nail polish looks amazing with cute sandals and a great tan. The bright coral compliments so many skin tones, so even if you don't like tanning this nail polish will look great on you.

This is probably an everyday essential for almost everyone and for me as well, but especially during summer. I like to use this to help give me more of that beautiful summer glow. I like applying this to the inner corner or my eyes, my eyelids and brow bone. It also stays on all day and doesn't crease.

These sheets are a must have summer essential for me, like I mentioned before I have very oily skin, so these are great to have. These sheets wipe off the oil from your skin but they don't wipe your makeup off or spread it around your face. They are great to have in your purse and leave your face feeling refreshed and clean.

These are my absolutely summer essentials and without it them, I would probably look a little funky. I hope these products help you find new things that might work on you or add to your summer essentials. I hope you Beauts have an awesome summer ! Thank you so much for reading !

May 31, 2014

How To Stay Organized - Life of a Procrastinator .

Hi Beauts !

I have a confession to make, I'm a secret procrastinator, well it actually it is not a secret. I struggle getting things done when I am suppose to and never really want to do them. For the longest time I had the habit of putting things off for as long as I could, until I HAD to do it, like last minute had to. I got to the point where enough was enough and something had to change. I decided to become somewhat more organized and structured. This is what has worked for me and I hope it can help you !

1. Find what works for you .
We are all different, so what may work for me might not work for you. So whether it's to do lists, keeping an agenda, using an app in your phone or your computer, find which style you feel would best work for your type of personality. I personally use an agenda and post it's to make to do lists, so that I make sure I get things done.

2. Make a weekly and daily to do list.
Sundays are probably the perfect day for this, check your calendar for what you may have noted down for the up coming week and see if you have any appointments, dates, meetings, whatever it may that you have and base your weekly schedule around that. Make a list of everything that has to get done that week so that way your daily planning does not become annoying or won't put you in a bad mood. As for your daily planning, once you have woken up and you are ready to tackle the day, make a list of the tasks that must be done that day, whether it's top priority or not.

3. Tackle your top priorities first.
When you write out you daily to do list, write out your absolute must do's for the day first and do them. The more important ones might be the most dreaded but also will give you the greater amount of satisfaction. Rather than feeling all blah the entire day because you know you have stuff to do that you are not necessarily excited for, you can feel satisfied and confident because you actually pulled through and got the worst out of the way.

4. Make checking your agenda/calendar everyday a habit.
The more you attempt to try to stay organized, the easier it will come along for you. Try and make checking what ever form of organization you use daily base, this will help keep you organized but also help instill this habit in you, which means organization in the long run.

5. Make writing important dates and notes a must. 
I cannot tell you how many times people tell me the date of a birthday or a get together and I tell myself remember and off it goes to the land of the forgotten. It's a lot better if you jot it down somewhere where you will see it constantly, whether it's a reminder in your phone or a sticky notes on your mirror, get it somewhere besides your brain. Whenever I go to the grocery I have to make a list of what I need and might want because I can assure you that once I leave, there will be something that I needed an it will not be in my bags.

6. Set deadlines for yourself.
The thing about us procrastinators is that we wait for the very last minute to get things done, if not, everything would be great. Even with deadlines and constant reminders we just can't help putting things off. So how do you beat that ? Give yourself a deadline. Create one for yourself and stick to it as best as possible, this will give you time for other priorities but also if you might want to make some changes. Consider what it is your preparing for and based on that plan how soon you want it done, whether a week, 3 days, whatever works best for you, just make sure you get it done.

7. Be realistic.
So many times, the night before I plan to do so many things and I end up get half of them done. When you plan your to do list for the day, remember you are human. Try to be realistic when you are trying to get things done, don't give yourself twenty things to do in just one day and expect to do them all. Take other things into consideration and don't over do it, exhaustion is not good. The only terrible part of being human is that we can't split into ten versions of ourselves and get everything done all at once, it's a shame though. So be realistic and be nice to yourself, don't be that sucky person that wants to give you a million things to do and expects it done that same day. You are human and there are 365 days in a year, so chill out.

I'm not trying to tell you Beauts that these tips are a must and that everyone should follow these ideas, but I do definitely think they help. They have definitely helped me, sure I still fail every now and then but I try and it gets things done. I don't think it's hard to stay organized, I just think you have to really want it and live by a system that works for you. Once you have that down, nothing can get in your way. I hope this post helps you Beauts out in some way. I am planning on posting a lot more frequently than I have been lately, I know I have been lost. Thank you so much for reading !

May 07, 2014

April Favorites !

Hi Beauts !

It has been too LONG ! I was starting to feel like I lost a piece of me. I'm sorry I disappeared for a bit, things got a little busy and  somewhat personal. I needed some me time to just figure out some personal issues but I'm BACK ! I can't tell you guys just how happy blogging makes me and how great I feel typing this. So just because I went away a little doesn't mean I didn't have a few favorites in April. So let's get to it !

Maybelline Color Tattoo in Painted Purple
So this past month I have been brightening up my make up a bit, so I have been using this as eyeliner on my bottom lid. It gives a great subtle pop of color and stays put pretty much all day, plus the color is super pretty .


Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
I got this in my last BirchBox and I love it ! I'm actually planning on buying the full size bottle because it's freaking amazing. It conditions my hair and leaves it super soft and just has been a addition to my hair care. This has become an absolutely must for me.

Wet n Wild Think Pink

I bought this lipstick because I really liked the color and thought it would be a great addition to my pink nude lipstick obsession. I really like the color and the pigmentation of this lipstick, it can dry out your lips a little, but if you apply lip balm under it, you're fine.

EOS Shave Cream Pomegranate Raspberry
My new absolute favorite shaving cream. It smells amazing, makes my skin feel amazing and it just the best shaving cream I've ever tried. It comes out like a rich cream rather than a foam, and you can use it dry or wet.

Bath and Body Works Candle in Champagne Toast
This candle smells like pure perfection, it's amazing. It smells like Champagne, nectarine and blackcurrant and has a really good throw. It's not overly fruity or sweet, it just this really nice yummy smell, that's the best way I can describe it .

Sonia Kashuk Core Tools Eyebrow Comb/Brush and Spoolie Brush
Good eyebrow tools are very important to me, I need me a good comb and spoolie. I picked these up at Target and noticed a huge difference compare to the other ones I had. They shaped my eyebrows perfectly and the spoolie helps blend out whenever I shade in my eyebrows.

Mighty Leaf Tea Chamomile Citrus
I really like drinking tea before bed time or that mid day pick me and lately I have really been liking this one. It has a really nice flavor and I really enjoy the citrus as well. It really helps to calm me down and get ready for bed. I'm naturally a night person, it doesn't matter what time I wake up, once the sun goes down I'm a buzzing bee and it's sort of hard for me to come down from that. So, this has been helping and the taste is awesome.

Maybelline Fit Me Concealer
I normally have a love/hate relationship with drugstore concealers, they either work or don't. I bought this one with the intentions of using it on any blemishes and redness that I may have. Well, I decided to try it under my eyes to cover up my dark circles and it worked ! Normally anything under my eyes creases and this one did but just the smallest amount. It really blends in nicely and gives this natural bright glow to your eyes. This concealer is not full coverage, but I like to think of it as a BB cream type product. I doesn't eliminate the blemish or redness completely but it covers it enough that it makes it look way better and natural.

I hope you Beauts found this helpful and I'm so glad to be back and blogging ! I'm in the process of maybe setting up a schedule, I'm not quite sure yet, but I'll definitely keep you Beauts posted !

April 11, 2014

What's In My Purse !

Hi Beauts !

I won't lie to you  and say I don't like these types of post, because I do. I love knowing what people hold in their purses and for some unknown reason, I find it fascinating. Whenever I read or watch any of these posts on YouTube, I feel like a little kid watching Mary Poppins go through her purse, somewhat weird ? Yeah. I think what we carry in our purse gives people a lot of insight to who we are. Now the contents in my purse are not exactly amazing or super interesting, just necessary, well for me anyways. So here we go !

Notepad- Random thoughts hit me at random times, so if a blog post idea hits me out of no where, I write it down.
Car Keys- Can't go out without them !
Forever Red Mini Perfume- Is it a crime to always want to smell good ?
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion- I don't like having dry hands, at all.
Almay Liquid Lip Balm, Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss, Maybelline Baby Lips- Who doesn't care this many lip products in their purse ?
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets- Oily skin, it's a curse.
Coach Wristlet- Just like my keys, can't go anywhere without my wallet.
Inhaler- Yeah, asthma it's fun to have, if I don't have it, not a pretty sight....
Hair Tie- Just in case I feel the need to pick my hair up.
Colgate Wisp- I don't like having food stuck in between my teeth after a meal, so I like these mini toothbrushes.
Altoids- I'm paranoid of having bad breath, yeah.
Tissues- My allergies act up whenever they want to, so when they do, I need tissue.
Sunglasses- It's really sunny wear I live and I hate driving without them.
Smith's Rosebud Salve- I pick at my cuticles when I'm stressed or nervous, so I use this to moisturize them and to prevent myself from picking.
Tampon Case- It's only natural and yeah... always be prepared.
Flash Light- Just in case ? You never know.

So that's what I carry in my purse ! I hope you Beauts liked this and found it somewhat interesting...or maybe not. What is one thing that you have to have in your purse at all times ? Let me know ! Thank you for reading and take care Beauts !

April 07, 2014

Get Healthy With Me!

Hi Beauts !

About a couple of month ago, I got very fed up with the lifestyle I was living. I was eating pure trash really, heavily processed foods, sweets and a ton of white carbohydrates. I felt very lazy and lethargic, my body felt so sluggish and slow just because of what I was feeding my body. My acne was definitely acting up, I was having breakouts and it was just oil overload on my face. I finally told myself that enough is enough, so I made myself change. Before I get into this, please remember I am NOT a certified nutritionist, what I know about health is research I've done on the internet. This is what has been working for my body, everybody is different and I'm not trying to say that you HAVE to change.

  • The first thing I did was cut out heavily processed foods. No more frozen pizza or meals, potato chips, fast food, anything with hydrogenated oils, High Fructose Corn Syrup, MSG, GMOs. 
  • Soda and Sugared drinks were next. I figured if soda and sugary juices have no health benefits like water, why drink them ?
  • Once I had a little better control of my "diet", I started exercising. I started with fast pace walking for an hour and then started to progress into somewhat more intense workouts. Right now, what I love to do is Tone It Up videos on YouTube. Their workouts are amazing and really make you sweat.
  • I make myself drink a lot of water. I keep a water bottle with me at all times, even on my bedside table before going to bed. Ever since I started drinking a lot of water, I have noticed a difference in my acne and how I feel overall.
  • I love love coffee. I can have it whenever, wherever. I personally don't think that coffee is really bad for you, but some say otherwise. I used to love flavored coffee creamers, I always had to have it with my coffee. I stopped buying them because of the ingredients it has, so instead I use organic half and half, which tastes just as good and is better for me.
  • If I can't pronounce it or know what it is, I won't eat it, ingredient wise. If it's loaded with chemicals and preservatives, how good can it be for you ?
  • I had to make myself understand that there are good carbohydrates and bad ones, they aren't all bad. I try not to eat anything "white", like bread, pasta, rice and so on. I have substituted all of those with healthier whole grain/wheat versions .
  • I like to have fruit and nut bars as a snack or keep them in my purse in case if I get hungry, that way I have something in stomach to hold me over to my next meal. I really like Lara bars and Kind bars, they are delicious and all natural.
  • Breakfast ! I love breakfast food but have never been a breakfast person, eating so soon just doesn't make me feel right. I started to ease myself into breakfast little by little. I love having fruit, toast and eggs or oatmeal. It really just depends what I'm craving when I wake up.
  • Portion control... Whenever you are starving an finally get the chance to eat, you just go crazy eating, well not literally, but I think we all must have experienced that once in our lives. I had to learn proper portions, like a giant bowl of just mac n cheese or a giant steak isn't really a smart choice. When I eat meals, I like for plate to have lots of vegetables, healthy protein and some carbohydrates depending what I'm eating. So my plate will be half veggies, a quarter protein and the other quarter carbohydrates/starch.
What I mainly strive for is a healthy and clean lifestyle, but that doesn't mean I don't cheat, because I do. It's ok to have a cookie or a piece of cake, those things don't make you unhealthy. The unhealthiest thing you could do to your body is deprive it of everything you love but also going overboard with those things. Anyone can eat clean and have junk food and still be healthy. There is a saying I like to tell my friends when they are on restrictive diets or any diet for that matter, and that is that you an eat everything in moderation. You really can eat that cookie and those two chips and not gain 20 pounds and heart disease, it doesn't work that way. It's really all about smart choices, you can still enjoy food and have a healthy relationship with food if you just live by smart decisions.Eating healthy is not about losing weight, it's about feeling good from the inside out. No matter your size or shape, I believe everyone should eat right, but only if they want to. Believe in yourself and you'll go far. I'm thinking about doing a blog post showing you Beauts just an idea what I eat in a day let me know if that is something you would like to see.

Take Care Beauts !

March 31, 2014

March Favorites !

Hi Beauts !

I honestly can't believe March is over, where did it go ?! For a month that has 31 days, it feels more like 5. Normally from month to month my favorites don't really change. I'll fall in love with something here and there but not really enough to do a blog post about it. This month, I don't have a ton of favorites but I definitely want to share them with you !

Dove Nutritive Solutions Daily Moisture Shampoo

I have been dying to find a shampoo that cleans my hair right but doesn't dry it out and I think I finally found it ! This Dove shampoo is amazing and a definite must have. It cleans my hair but doesn't strip it of it's natural oils and moisture and I like how it makes my hair feels.

Burberry Perfume

I have had this perfume for more than a year but never really reached for it. One day I just grabbed it and fell in love with the smell. It's a very mild smell, you can smell that it's there but it's not a heavy smell. Once it settles on my skin and with my body chemistry it smells fruity and vanilla-y. It's not an overly sweet smell, it is sightly sweet but then you get this hint of warmness and it just smells amazing.

Just Fab Regional

Oh this bag ! I bought this bag from Just Fab and I didn't think I was going to love this bag as much as I do. It's the perfect shoulder bag, it's not too big and not too small, it can really hold a lot. What I really like the most is you can definitely wear this purse casually but also wear it with a more dressier, sophisticated look. Oh and it's pocket galore ! This bag literally has like 8 pockets, which is great when you want to fill it up.

Urban Decay Naked Lip Gloss in Lovechild

Can I be forward and say I love this ! This is my new absolute favorite, it's just like the most perfect lip product ever. The color is called Lovechild and it's this perfect better than your natural lips kind of color. The formula isn't goopy or sticky like other lip glosses, it's very moisturizing and flattering and feel like a second skin. If you want to see a swatch, I mentioned this in my Spring Lip Must Haves, so check it out !

Real Techniques Accent Brush and Eye shadow ( I bought this at a drugstore a while ago and don't remember the name and it doesn't have a label !)

I really like the way my eyes look with eyeliner. Some days I don't want such a defined look but more natural. I use this dark brown eye shadow with my Real Techniques Accent Brush and just dab it long my lash line. I gives my eyes a really nice shape and makes my lashes look a lot thicker.

I hope you Beauts liked my March Favorites ! Hopefully I can continue to do more of these, might have to force myself to try new things, ha ! What was your favorites during March ? Take care !