Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Oxblood and Chambray

Simple outfit that I wore today to go get some groceries after I dropped off my daughter at preschool today. Im in love with these booties they are so comfortable to walk around, I'm very basic when it comes to clothes specially when I have not much to do. 

Hope you have a wonderful day I'm enjoying the beautiful fall weather we have today here in Phoenix. 


Monday, October 28, 2013

Product Review: Real Techniques Core Collection Brush Set

You can find them here 

Product Details:

Great looks start with a flawless base. Create a perfect canvas with this collection of coverage essentials by Real Techniques.
  • Includes 4 full-size brushes + case:
    • Detailer brush: precision cut to effortlessly conceal problem areas; or, use with lipstick for long-lasting shape and definition
    • Pointed foundation brush: use with liquid foundation to build custom coverage
    • Buffing brush: ideal for full coverage application of powder and mineral foundation
    • Contour brush: delicately applies highlighter to contour or create sheer, soft-focus finish
    • Panoramic brush case is a 2-in-1 case + stand
  • Look pixel-perfect even in harsh light
  • Ultra-plush, synthetic taklon bristles are hand-cut and 100% cruelty-free
  • Extended aluminum handles are light and easy to use
 **all details are from ulta.com**

What I Love:

Buffing Brush: I am so in love with this brush it makes my foundation go on so effortlessly giving me an airbrush finish that no other brush that I have used has given me.  With this brush I feel like my foundation in flawless but without it feeling heavy on my skin, it helps the foundation cover all my imperfections but you are still being able to see my skin underneeth.  I also really appreciate how fast this apply my foundation specially when I'm running around in the morning.

Pointed Foundation Brush: This brush I mainly used to help me blend in my concelear and for that it's great.  I personally don't feel like this brush is big enough to put on my foundation plus im pretty sure it would take me so long. Like I said this brush works great to blend in my concealer specially because it's pointy and really gets inside the inner corner of my eyes. 

Contour Brush: This is my second favorite brush in this set it does exactly what it says, it helps me contour my cheeks right where the contour is suppost to be. This helps me get a straight line in my cheeks and also blend it in just enough so it looks seemless and more natural. I have yet to try it to highlight but I'm pretty sure I will be just as good for that too. 

Detailer Brush: This brush I have yet to use to be completly honest with you, but I do see myself using it for dark lipstick to conceal around my  lips to make my lipstick look perfect.

Panoramic Brush Case: The case is very sturdy and keeps the brushes in just one place, I personally keep my brushes in a Brush Holder that I made out in my vanity therefore the case for me is unnecessary.  The case is perfect for when you travel it keeps them in one place and prevents them from getting damaged.  Other than that I really don't have much use for it.

What I don't Love:

I just feel that two out of the four brushes will be getting the most use out of them since most of the time I use my finger to blend out my concelear and you know that I don't use dark lipstick all that often.  The case probably wont use at all since most of my brushes stay out on my vanity, its usefull for someone who travels alot and needs to protect there brushes. 
Overall Thoughts: Im very satisfied with the quality and how soft they are, I love how you can use them for different purposes not just what there intended for.  The brush case is something that since I have not much use for I would have really would have appreciated maybe another brush like a brush blush or setting powder brush.  I love the price you get four brushes for $17.99 I had a 20% off coupon that made them even more affortable.  Other than that I'm really in love with the brush set and I know I'll be using at least 2 of them non stop.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday Quote: Believe

Sometimes I'm my worst enemy, sometimes I over think and I put myself down becoming my own worst enemy. Sometimes I'm too afraid other times I just don't have the guts to stand up for what I believe and I just stop believing. 

Today I promise my self to stop, to stop criticizing myself so hard. Stop analyzing every step and just take it, I promise to believe in my self and let god guide me to where I need to be. 

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, October 25, 2013

Fall Friday: Makeup Inspiration

Unfortunantly I have no makeup look this Friday it makes me so sad because it's the day that I look forward to every week. The reason why I have no makeup it's because since I have been using the Michael Todd True Organics system I have been breaking out like crazy and I don't feel comfortable right know showing my skin right know, but I really hope that by next week I'll have some more looks up and some outfits aswell. 


**All pictures are from Pinterest using search Fall Makeup ** 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Simple Bright Eyes

Sometimes I'm in a hurry and all I need is to look put together, the easiest way to get this look is to use somthing to brighten up my eyes.  This really only took me about 10 min to get all my makeup done and be out the door.

Face Products: 
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in Soft Honey 855
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium/ Deep
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 335 Light/Medium
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 018 Creamy Beige 
Elf Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia
NYX Blush in Mocha 

Eyes Products: 

Inner Conner: Jordana 12hr Made to Last Eyeshadow Pencil in 04 Continuous Almond
Eyeliner: NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Loreal Telescopic Mascara in 905 Noir Black   
Elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Mothly Subscription: Ipsy Glam Bag

This months Products:  

Big Sexy Hair Blow Dry Volumizing Gel 1.7 Fl Oz Value: $16.95 (here)
Zoya Nail Polish in Neve 0.5 Fl Oz Value: $8.00 (here)
Wet & Wild Fergie Center Stage collection in Desert Festival  Value: 4.99 (here)
Coastal Scents Classic Shadow Medium Value $2.49 (here)

Overall Thoughts: 

My October Ipsy Glam bag has been one of my favorite bags ever, it had samples of my favorite things hair and makeup. The eyeshadow pallet has the perfect  color for fall I'm completely in love with the bronzed color on my lid and just eyeliner (look should be up later this week), the brush is really nice and soft and packs in color very nicely.  The Zoya nail polish is actually the first one that I have ever owned, it goes on very smoothly. The only thing that was not much of my linking was the gel it made my hair feel hard and stiff even after it was dried and styled. I love the little makeup bag and I can already see my self caring it with me from know on. Overall I'm very happy with this month and I can't wait for the next one.

Thanks for reading,

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Michael Todd Acne or Oily Sentitive Skin Regimen: Day One

To start let me give you a little back ground of my skin:

I have Oily combination with a very oily t-zone, I have some what sensitive skin since there is some products that will cause an allergic reaction but at the same time I can exfoliate my skin every day twice a day without it getting dried or damaged.  

Purchase the complete system: (Here)

 Why I choose this system: 

This system was something that I considered because its something that I hadn't tried and believe me I have used anything and everything from Proactive to Drugstore and nothing has really worked I would consistently have to change products because my skin will get used to them really fast.  I did get a sample of the Jojoba Charcoal Facial Scrub in one of my Ipsy Bag. At that time that I was using the scrub along with another cleanser my skin was the most clear I had seen it in a while.  To be honest with you I choose the system because  of the scrub.  

First Impressions: 

Charcoal Detox Deep Pore Gel Cleanser: 
Gently Removes dirt,oil, makeup and impurities without residue or irritation

* Removes all my face makeup with out having to scrub 
* This really gets inside my pores and makes them feel clean
* One pump is more than enough 
* Love the Citrus Scent 

Jojoba Charcoal Scrub: 
Exfoliates/Removes Impurities for all skin types

* It takes off all the dead skin away
* Very gentle on the skin 
* Love the Citrus Scent 

Kaolin Clay Detoxifying Mask
Extra absorbent 

* It feels very cooling on the skin 
* Skin feels clean and very refreshed after you washed it off
* It was on my skin for 15 Min (as indicated) 
* Used it as a spot treatment and noticed that it dried out the Pimple

Blue Green Algae Antibacterial Toner:
Highly moisturizing anti-inflamatory and anti-bacterial for all skin types

* Took away the whatever was left on my skin after the cleanser,scrub and the face mask 
* I didn't notice anything different than any other toner
* Scent is very strong (very old man like) 

Antioxidant Carrot Serum: 
Repairs and prevent future skin damage 

* Sinks into the skin easily
* Scent is very light but once applied on the skin it becomes stronger

Overall Thoughts: 

I love the way this system makes my skin feel, it calms down the redness and the bumps that I may have have significantly gone down.  I'm so in love with the gel cleanser I really like the way it removes all my face makeup and combined with the Scrub my skin feel amazingly clean.  The toner is the one thing that I have not yet seem to find anything that makes it unique keeping in mind that I have only used this system for 2 days maybe in a couple of days I'll notice something.  I also really enjoy the mask I used it the first day as indicated and it felt like it did pull out all impurities that I had, the second day I used it as a spot treatment and it did dry out some on the pimples that I treated.  The serum is very nice I don't feel the need to add a moisturizer afterwards since it gives me the right amount of moisture at night during the day I do use my Cetafyl Moisturizer. 

I will continue to use this and will update you after a month or so and show you an after picture like the one above. 

Thanks for reading, 

(I had been breaking out so bad for the past 2 months, even though I've been struggling  with acne for years it still messes with my head and affects my self esteem. )


Friday, October 18, 2013

Fall Friday: Perfect Fall Makeup

This is one of my favorite eye looks that I have created in a while, love the smokiness on the lid and a bare lower lash line. I'm also loving this lip combo it gives me just the perfect pinky nude color for my lips. 

Face Products: 
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in Soft Honey 855
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium/ Deep
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 335 Light/Medium
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 018 Creamy Beige 
Elf Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia
NYX Blush in Mocha 
Eyes Products: 
Gosh Velvet Touch Eye Primer 
Lid: Maybelline Eyestudio in 90 Irrestibly Ivy 
Crease: Elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium (I used the powder)
Eyeliner: NYC Liquid Eyeliner in Black
Mascaras: Loreal Telescopic Mascara in 905 Noir Black   
Jordana BestLash Extreme Mascara in 301 Black
Eyebrows: Elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium 
Lip Products: 
Jordana Easyliner for Lips in Baby Berry
J-Cat Pantabulus Lipstick in Honeycrisp  107
Clear Lip gloss on top 

Thank you for reading, 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Coral Stripes

Sweater: Gap (similar)  Jeans: Lucky Brand (here) Watch: Khols (similar)  Necklace: Forever21 (craving) Clutch: Banana Republic (craving)

I bet you can tell that I love this clutch since I got it on Sunday I have paired it with every outfit for the past 3 days. I wore this outfit out to have coffee with my friend on Monday morning which are finally chilly enough that I get to wear a sweater, we sat for hours just talking about our lives know and how much has changed since high school.  We also talked about our plans for the future, school, kids, family and of course this blog that to me is my priority at the moment, she asked where I see myself in 5 Years and I said that I'll love to see my blog grow and reach lots of people that hopefully I could inspire in someway. 

Thanks for stopping by, 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Simple Bronzed Eyes


I love this look its so simple and fast to put on if your in a hurry specially because both eyeshadows are in the same UD Ammo Pallet.  This look I usually wear when I'm in a hurry but still needing to look put together it takes me no more then 10 minutes.  
Products Used
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in Soft Honey 855
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium/ Deep
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 335 Light/Medium
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 018 Creamy Beige 
Elf Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia
NYX Blush in Mocha 
Lid: Urban Decay Smog (Ammo Pallet) 
Inner Conner: Sin (Ammo Pallet) 
 Loreal Telescopic Mascara in 905 Noir Black 
Elf Eyebrow Kit in Medium


Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain in 06 Craberry Crush

Thank you for reading, 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Leopard Gold and Blue

Top : Banana Republic Necklace: Charlotte Russe Jeans: Forever21 Clutch: Banana Republic
Watch: Khols Bracelet: Charlotte Russe Booties: Local Store 

I went to Anthem Outlets over the weekend to exchange some pants for my husband and of course I got to shop around and check out the Columbus Day sales. I stopped at different stores but he most appealing was Banana Republic which had 50% off the entire store including there clearance and this top was in clearance   $6.97 plus the 50% off for a total of $3.48 can you believe it ?  I sure can't it fits perfectly. The clutch was $49.98 plus the 50% off, plus I also got a sweater that was $19.97 plus the 50% off,  at the end of the day I walked away with three pieces that I love and spend less than $40.00.

PS I don't have someone to take my pictures during the day,  but I promise they get better soon. 

Thank you for reading, 

Monday, October 14, 2013

Flawless Faundation Drugstore Edition




Products Used: 
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in Soft Honey 855
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium/ Deep
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 335 Light/Medium
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 018 Creamy Beige 
Elf Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia
NYX Blush in Mocha

Sometimes people will ask why you wear so much foundation but people don't know that having makeup on boosts up you self esteem since not all of us are blessed with perfect skin. I personally have dark spots from acne, I have really bad under eye circles that no matter what I do there not going no where because they are hereditary.  This is my current foundation routine from using all drugstore products I wear this at least five days a week the other two I eighter dont wear makeup or I use a BB Cream.  I personally dont feel that the Covergirl Outlast is a heavy foundation with just one pump I covered all my face and just added concelear to the areas that needed more coverage, and I just set with powder and I'm set for the rest of the day.

What's you favorite drugstore foundation?

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Army Green and Sequence

Vest: Jcp (same) Sweater: Macy's (similar) Jeans: Tommy (similar) Booties: JustFab (same)

Don't you love when you can put together an outfit in your head and then see it come to life, that what happend to me with this outfit.  All items were purchased at different time but when I received my new favorite booties I started making outfits in my head and this was the exact image I had in my head.  Believe it or not all items were purchased for less than $20.00 most of them from the cleareance rack  but as you can see there still in trend.  I'm really in love with this outfit it will sure be on repeat for the next couple of months (with minor changes) I will make sure to show you how I restyle every piece into different outfits.

Hope your having a lovely weekend, 

Price List:

Vest: Jcp $4.97 (cleareance)
Sweater: Macy's $9.98 (clearence)
Jeans: Tommy Hilfiger Outlet $17.98 (clearence)
Booties: Just Fab $19.95 (joined monthly service)

Friday, October 11, 2013

Fall Friday: Silver Blue Smokey Eye Look

What I used:

Face Products: 
Foundation: Covergirl Outlast Stay Fabulous in Soft Honey 855
Garnier Skin Renew Anti-Dark Circle Roller in Medium/ Deep
Rimmel Match Perfection Concealer in 335 Light/Medium
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in 018 Creamy Beige 
Elf Blush & Bronzing Cream in St. Lucia
NYX Blush in Mocha 
Eye Products:
Gosh Velvet Touch Eye Primer 
Crease: Taupe- Lorac Pro Pallet 
Lid: Elf Shadow Stick & Liner in Midnight Blue 
Lid: Milani Baked Eyeshadow in Mix It Up 609 
Eyeliner: Elf Shadow Stick & Liner in Midnight Blue 
Mascara: Jordana Best Lash Extreme in Black 301 & 
Rimmel Scandaleyes Curve Alert Mascara in Black 001 
Eyelashes: Ardell 105 w/ Duo Eyelash Adhesive Dark-tone  
Jordana Easyliner for Lips in Baby Berry (used all over my lips) 
J-Cat Pantabulus Lipstick in Honeycrisp  107
Nivea Soft Lips

Thanks you for stopping by, 


Thursday, October 10, 2013

Just In: Justfab Sam Booties

Just got this babies in the mail yesterday and I couldn't wait to share them with you guys. I love them so much they look amazing on I can't wait to style them, they do fit a little big which is weird because they my size 7.5 but wearing a thicker sock solves the problem. Hopefully I'll be able to take some pictures this weekend and share them with you next week.

The price on them is $39.95 since I was a new member i took advantage and got 50% my first item you can join Justfab (here)

Thank you for reading,