Cute Blog Award!

Thank you to Practicing Pretty for tagging me as one of her favorite blogs to read!

1. What is your go to makeup brand?

I tend to use many different brands on a daily basis but I’ll go with MAC. I typically use about 3-5 MAC makeup items in daily (including brushes). However, all the other items I use vary!

2. What was your favorite fashion trend of 2011?

I guess this wouldn’t count as a trend of 2011 because I’m sure it was a trend a long time ago but I would say color blocking! I love being able to match up different colors and not have to worry about matching. Same goes for not having to match your shoes to your purse!

3. What is your favorite dessert?

Can’t just pick one, especially after trying some amazing rice pudding so I’ll just say anything with chocolate. Every time I try and fall in love with a dessert, it always seems to be chocolate!

4. Favorite color?

PINK!

5. Middle name?

None, but sometimes I wish I had one!

6. What’s the last song you listed to?

All I do is Win – DJ Khaled I have my playlist on shuffle at the moment 🙂

7. Cats or dogs?

Kitties! I have a lovely cat name Chichi and I love her!

8. Something you didn’t know about me:

I was born in Cuba and came to the US when I was six and a half! I also speak fluent Spanish! 🙂

On to my Cute Blog Award Winners!

ChromaMeSilly

Practicing Pretty

Your Style Journey

Love212

I love to read all these blogs so take some time and check these ladies out!

I want to Tag anyone who reads my blog!

Happy Saturday!

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Wet & Wild Mega Last Nailpolish

I’m a big fan of finding a good nail polish at a good price and I think I have finally found the perfect nail polish at only $2! As I mentioned in my first blog about recent bought items I got a new shade of the Wet & Wild Mega Last nail polishes in Through the Grapevine! Today I applied the color and absolutely LOVE it! It’s a perfect plum color for spring!

My favorite part of this nail polish is the brush! It’s curved at the sides so it makes the application extremely easy. I’m also extremely impressed with the quality, color and staying power. This is the second shade I own from this line, first one I got was Tropicalia and it lasted almost two weeks! For this plum shade I applied 2 coats which by the way I could’ve gone with just one because the color is amazing!

This is the shade with flash!

And without! This is the more accurate color, the flash definitely gives it a more purple tone!

I hope you guys enjoy reading about this nail polish! It’s definitely worth a try at only $2! There are a lot of other colors available in the line so if you go try any of them please let me know how you like them!

For Rice Pudding Lovers!

I know this isn’t beauty or makeup related but you guys need to try this place! It’s in Soho area of New York and it’s called Rice to Riches. It’s the cutest store with tons of flavors that you can sample before purchasing.

As a proud Latina, I’m a big fan of rice pudding especially when my grandma made it. But I’ll admit this place is pretty comparable because it has so many different flavors! You can visit their website here! It’s under construction now but they offer shipping of one of their big size containers. I’d suggest to come try it if you ever come visit NYC, I promise you won’t be disappointment 🙂

This is what the booths look like! Isn’t it cute? Check out the signs! They have those all over the store!

Here is the reusable containers it comes in. It may look small, but they really pack as much pudding as they can in there. Each serving costs $7, so worth it!

Here I am sitting in the cute booths waiting to enjoy some good rice pudding!

Thank you to my beautiful coworker, Ashante, for suggesting this place!

Anyone tried this place before? If you have, let me know how you liked it 🙂 Also, let me know if there are any other good places that I should try in NYC! I’m leaving in June!

This is the best list of shoes every woman needs! I’m missing the heel boots!

Your Style Journey

I thought this list would be easy to compile, but it took some thinking, thinking about rainy days, work, sunshine, date night, baby showers, drinks with the girls,running errands and daily life as a whole. If I had to throw away ALL but 10 shoes (tearing up just thinking about it) these would be the 10 I would have to KEEP! Here we go….

…I compiled this list assuming every woman already owns sneakers and flip flops.

1.Wedges

2.Black peep toe heels

3. Nude heels

4.The POC (pop of color) heels *any color will do

5.Cute  & Comfy flats

6.Ankle bootie

7. High heeled boots

8.Riding boots

9. Strappy flat sandals

10. Rain boots

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Fashion Finds!

I’m a sucker for a good bargain so you can always find me at the sale section digging through the mess for that hidden gem that needs to come home with me. Now I know that you may not be able to find the things that I have purchased but I just want you all to see the stuff that I’ve found to maybe inspire you to go out hunting at your favorite store!

My personal favorite places to check out the sale section:

H&M

Old Navy

Forever 21

Marshalls

Ross

Target

Here are the items I’ve scored!

Glittery Pumps from Target $8.98

I got these pretty recent, about 2-3 weeks ago from my local target. I know I’m pretty late on this trend but I hadn’t found a pair that I’d be willing to spend my money on until I spotted these at the sale section at target staring at me. They so happened to be my size and at an EXTREMELY reasonable price, so I snatched them. I haven’t worn them yet but I anticipate them being extremely painful but at least I will look really cute. Wouldn’t this look cute with my last Weekend OOTN?

Large Bag from H&M $15

I found this at H&M while shopping for my friend Denise and I got it because I realized that I don’t have a good shoulder bag. Especially for when I travel, it has become very handy! So many things fit in it! This past weekend I fit a pair of wedges, a blazer, a book, my makeup bag, wallet and a few other things! It also has a zipper so I feel like I can stuff as many things in it without anyone looking at what I have.

Black Skirt with Pink trimming $7

This is another unworn item that my roommate and I both snagged at the sale section of H&M. We both liked the pink trimming and the flattering length, it’s not too short and it’s not too long.

Beautiful Classic Handbag from Ross $18.99

You know that moment when you see something that just catches your eye and just jumps at you? Well that’s what happened with this beautiful bag. I knew I had to grab it and run (not literally) because at Ross things don’t last too long!

Small Messenger Bag from Marshalls $6.99

I found this cute small bag with amazing colors for under $7 at my local Marshalls. I was really excited about it, and bought it on the spot. I don’t always buy bags from Marshalls because they are more on the pricey side so I was pleasantly surprised to find this one.

Hope you all enjoyed reading about some of my favorite bargain finds!

As I mentioned before, I hope this post inspire you to dig through those sale racks to find that hidden gem!

Let me know what are some of your favorite bargain finds or places to find great deals!

P.S. I’m still trying out the BB cream and it’s going pretty well but still setting it with a powder. Also, used the curl calm down cream and no taming. I’m kinda sad about it but I’m going to give it another try!

Red Lipstick!

First and foremost, I just want to say thank you to anyone and everyone who is taking their time to read my blog! I really appreciate and hope you continue reading it 🙂

I’d also like to give a big shout-out to my friends, family and coworkers for all the support! Love you all! Special thanks to Yarlen for giving me a bunch of makeup years ago that served as my inspiration!

Now on to the red lipstick!

I know what you’re thinking, summer is coming along, time to put away the red lipstick and bust out the other bright colors. Well see I LOVE red lipstick and think it is so flattering on so many people who I consider it a year-round staple in my makeup bag.

I have a few favorites that I have accumulated throughout the years but still wish I had a few more!

From Left to Right: MAC Russian Red, MAC Diva, NYX Amsterdam, NYC Sheer Red, Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

MAC Russian Red

This is a great color for my light complexion! It’s bright but looks good and makes my teeth look white! It’s great with staying power but it may be a little drying since it’s a matte formula.

MAC Diva

This is a beautiful dark shade of red that compliments many skin tones! It may look scary but once you give it a try, I promise you will really enjoy it!

NYX Lip Cream in Amsterdam

This is a discovery that I made about a year or two ago and I can honestly say that it’s the best long wearing product from my collection. However, it’s a matte shade so I have a lot of problems with my lips getting dried. In order to minimize the dryness, I apply a thin coat of the EOS lip balm before applying and throughout the day if I ever reapply. This brand has many different and amazing shades! (I have a nude one called Stockholm that is beautiful!)

NYC Color Sheer Red

This is a color that I bought after hearing all of Emily Noel‘s rave about the product. She is very right about the shade because it is very work appropriate and a very nice color to ease in if you’re not used to wearing red. Also you can’t beat it at $.99 sometimes when there is a deal! (Normal price is $1.99! What a steal!)

 

Revlon Lip Butter in Candy Apple

I got this one when all the hype about Lip Butters started just to see if I would like it as well. I will say that I like it but the staying power isn’t as good but I really enjoy the color and the moisture because I don’t have to worry about it drying out my lips or having to apply lip balm every single time.

Quick Tip: Whenever I really need the lipstick to last a while, I use Jordana’s Easy Liner in Sedona Red to line my lips before applying the lipstick!

Red Shades I want to try:

Beyoncé Red

NYX Electra

Funny Red Lipstick Story

Last November while men where celebrating No Shave November, I decided that women needed something as well! That’s where the REDvolution started of Red Lipstick November which then transpired in December, January… etc! Anytime you see any of my co workers, we are usually wearing red lipstick and I love it! Shout-out to all the ladies on my team! 🙂

Moral of the story: TRY RED LIPSTICK!

 

**What are your favorite Red Shades? Any suggestions on some that I should try?**

My Favorite eos Products + GIVEAWAY!!!

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Hey there all you pretty ladies! Im really excited about this post! Why? Because I love, love, love eos AND this will be the first of many Giveaways I host on this blog. But first things first!

I wanted to share with you the eos products I cant live without! Lets get started!

  • Lip Balm: Smooth Sphere: I have this balm in 3 flavors: Honeysuckle Honeydew, Summer Fruit, & Sweet Mint. All 3 are good enough to eat! And you probably could, considering its 95% organic, 100% natural. (did I mention Gluten, Paraben, Petrolatum & Phthalate free?!). All the flavors are chock full of vitamin E and Shea Butter to make sure your lips experience nothing but delicious, hydrating smoothness. I’ve proclaimed these as little bits of heaven for even the chappiest of lips. Definitely my number 1.
  • Everyday Hand Lotion: This is a product that in its simple form…

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Weekend OOTN

This weekend I went to dinner at a really nice restaurant for my cousin’s birthday! I put together a cute but also comfortable outfit 🙂 I should have worn another jacket since it got colder later in the evening.

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Shoes: Mia Quincy Wedge $29.99 from Marshalls *Can also be found at DSW http://www.dsw.com/shoe/mia+quincy+wedge?prodId=214984

Jeans: Forever 21 $10.80 http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=f21&Category=btms_jeans&ProductID=2000040043&VariantID=

Tank Top: Basic from Love Culture (got it a long time ago for less that $5)

Blazer: H&M $19.99 *Got this baby for $17 with a 20% off coupon I had received in an email!

Necklace: Body Shop $3.90 *This Body Shop is clothing and all their Jewelry is usually pretty inexpensive!

Earrings: Miami Mart at Double Tree hotel.

Ring: Forever 21 Between $3-4

My favorite piece from this entire outfit is definitely the blazer! I couldn’t believe it was so inexpensive for such a nicely tailored blazer. It’s hard to find so I had to purchase it.

This was also my first night trying the BB cream and I used my Studio Fix to set it because I was a little scared of it falling off my face!

Yesterday I used it by itself, and I saw a little bit of shininess coming through my T zone. We’ll see what happens in the next few weeks.

Today I used my studio fix again so we’ll see how it holds up for a full day.

Hope you are all having a wonderful Monday!

What’s your favorite thing to do on a Monday so that the day passes by quicker?

 

* Everything mentioned was bought by me and are my own opinions!

Welcome & Recently Bought Items!

Welcome to my blog dedicated to makeup and fashion! I hope you all enjoy reading about what I love! Please visit the About tab to learn more about what you can find on this blog.

This weekend I got a few things that I am extremely excited about! I was in Jersey and got to visit one of my favorite drugstores: Harmon Face Value http://www.harmondiscount.com! It always has everything at great prices and some extra coupons available most of the time. My family and I also stopped by a cute boutique name Dor L Dor http://www.dorldornyc.com/ that was recommended by a friend.

List of what I purchased:

Garnier BB Cream (Harmon)

Garnier Fructis Curl Calm Down Cream (Harmon)

Wet & Wild Megalast Nailpolish (Harmon)

Revlon Photoready concealer (Harmon)

Black belt with bow detail (Dor L Dor)

Pink scarf (Dor L Dor)

1st and most exciting product is the Garnier BB Cream! I know that the reviews have been a little up and down but I wanted to give it a try especially since some of the spring heat is coming through. First impression after I took the product out was that the packaging lied! It clearly stated that the picture on the outside is the “actual size” but if you see the product, it’s not true! I’m going to just ignore that and focus on the product itself!

I will update you all once I try it for a few weeks 🙂

Price: $11.99 (Harmon Face Value)

Color: Light/Medium

I have been dying to try this product for a WHILE, but seeing it’s ~13 or more price tag always made me a little uneasy. Until I found it for $7.99 plus a $1 coupon off today at Harmon! I had to purchase it and I’m so excited to try it!

Price: $6.99 (Harmon Face Value) *price after coupon*

Color: Light/Medium

I’m adding this Curl Calm Down cream to my hair products for the summer since I plan to let my natural curls be in full swing! I already use the Smoothing Milk from Garnier, so I’m hoping this will be good to tame my mane!

Price: $3.29 (Harmon Face Value)

This will be the second bottle (other one I own is Tropicalia) of this nail polish that I buy and I absolutely love it! The different brush shape really makes a difference and the staying power is better than the Orly polish I have on now!

Price: $1.79 (Harmon Face Value)

Color: Through the Grapevine

When I saw this belt, I had to get it! I’ll post pictures when I incorporate this into an outfit.

Price: $8.99 (Dor L Dor)

Last item was this beautiful pink scarf! My friend had this on today at her Deli and the color was just beautiful! My aunt was nice enough to purchase this for me as a gift! Can’t wait to wear it!

Price: $9.99 (Dor L Dor)

Like I mentioned before, I’m really excited about all of these items!

Thank you to anyone that has taken the time to look at my blog, I really appreciate it and I hope you find something that you can relate to 🙂

If anyone has tried any of the products mentioned, please let me know how they worked out for you!

*All items mentioned were purchased by me with the exception of the scarf which was a gift from my aunt.*