Latina Magazine & CVS Beauty Bash/Mi Belleza

Good evening everyone! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend.

This past Thursday I was lucky to attend a beauty event hosted by Latina Magazine and CVS called Beauty Bash/Mi Belleza. Let me just start off by saying that I had such a GREAT time! This was my first beauty event and I can assure you that it won’t be my last!

The event showcased this falls biggest trends by their Beauty Editor Amanda Flores. I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking to Amanda and she is an absolute sweetheart.

She had a lot of great fall trends that I am so excited to try! Not to mention the demonstration of all the trends live. They also had makeup artists on hand to try out the look you preferred.

Fall Beauty Trends:

  • Dark red vampy lip!
  • Cobalt Blue Cat Eye liner.
  • Small amount of gold on the lid.
  • Smokey eye starting with the lightest color on the tear duct and then working your way to the darkest color in the outer lid.
  • Bold eyebrow!

I chose to try the dark vampy lip by a very nice makeup artist named Alexa. She used the color Plum Paradise from Maybelline and I loved it! Check her out on twitter: @AlexaTeal!

Afterwards, I met the beautiful Shaquira Bonilla! She is a makeup teacher here in Miami. Check out her amazing hair! Visit her on youtube and twitter, she’s extremely talented!

I absolutely loved meeting other beauty fanatics in the Miami area and hope to see Latina Magazine hosting more events here because you were all amazing! Thank you for all that you do for us Latinas!

Thank you for visiting my page!

Which trend will you try this upcoming Fall?
Comment below!

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Small Haul!

Hey everyone! Today I went to Walgreens and found a couple of things that I wanted to try at a good deal so I’m really excited and wanted to share it with you all!

I know that I’m once again late but I finally picked up two Baby Lip balms! I couldn’t help myself they are currently buy one get one 50% off at Walgreens.

The two colors I got are Cherry Me &

Peach Kiss

I’m really excited to try these two items! Actually, I just put on Peach Kiss and it feels amazing!

The other two items I purchased are nailpolishes.

Sinful Colors are currently on sale for $.99!

The color I got is called Rain Storm and it’s a beautiful shade of blue.

Picture is courtesy of Google Images!

Last nailpolish I got is from the new Fergie Collection for Wet and Wild. Since I’m a fan of W&W nailpolishes, I decided to pick up this shade of pink. It cost $3.49 at Walgreens but it’s not showing up on their website.

Quick tip: Check for displays to find these polishes because they were not in the W&W display.

Hope you all enjoyed this! Let me know if you would like to see more hauls!

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New BB Creams!

Just like every makeup love out there, I too was extremely excited to hear that Maybelline and L’oreal developed their own versions of BB creams. As you all know, I am a big fan of It’s Judy Time and she happened to have a very useful and informational review of BOTH products. Therefore, I wanted to share it with you all to get a better look at what they both have to offer.

I hope this helps you make your choice when choosing which BB cream will work for you! The graph below will give you an easy overview of what I thought were the biggest differences according to Judy’s review.

Maybelline BB Cream L’oreal BB Cream
Retail Price: $8.99 Retail Price: $10.95
Has SPF of 30 No SPF
Minimal Coverage Minimal Coverage
More shiny (According to Judy) Minimal Shininess
Both even out skintone Both even out skintone

Check out her First Impressions Video Here:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQkso8Vdbyk

I have yet to try out any of these BB creams since I didn’t have such a great experience with the Garnier version, therefore I wanted to do some intense research before I made the leap a purchase a new one. I hope this helps you all out too.

Below are some more reviews that I have found helpful throughout my research. Hopefully I will have a review soon of my experience with one of these products!

Thank you all for reading my blog and I hope to see some comments below with your thoughts.

June Favorites!

Happy July everyone! Another month has passed by and it’s getting so hot! Below are my June favorites. I didn’t have that many favorites this month but I really am enjoyed these items this month! Hope you are all ready for the 4th of July celebrations!

1. Maybelline Line Stiletto Liquid Eyeliner

Lately I’ve been really trying to do minimal makeup and haven’t wanted to wear my gel liner so I have giver this liquid eyeliner a try. Although it is not my favorite, it has come in handy when I am in a hurry. The formula is not that great and you really have to apply it multiple times to get a good black. However, it has been good to me in the speediness section!

2. NYX Eucalyptus

This month I have put my red lipstick away and busted out my pinks. When I first saw Eucalyptus, I was scared by all the shimmer it had but now I love it! It’s very loud but it is great for the summer!

3. Neon Target Vneck

I’ve always heard so many good things about these V-Necks but I never bought them because I found them at forever 21 for a lot less. Now I know why these are better! Main reason is that when I wash this shirt, it maintains the shape and length. This is always a problem for me with Forever 21 t-shirts because it always feels like they either got short or wide.

4. Coach wristlet

I got this cute wristlet from a coworker as a gift and I’ve loved it lately to carry all my essentials. It’s great because I can just transfer it from bag to bag or just run out with it and not have to worry about carrying a huge bag.

What are some of your favorites this month?

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Tips for Quick Makeup Look

Sometimes we just don’t have time in the morning to do a full face of makeup! It happens to me all the time so I found a way to look nice and refreshed while only spending about 3 minutes and using 4 items!

Here I am with no makeup. (Yikes!)

Here are the products I used:

Maybelline Colossal:

I’ve talked about this mascara before and will continue to say how wonderful it is! Putting on mascara will really open up your eyes and make you look refreshed!

Revlon Photo Ready Concealer:

This concealer has been working great for me so obviously it is something that I use almost daily. The coverage is great but it’s not heavy! It also adds some bightens yet conceals any under eye dark circles!

ELF Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder:

Great for a quick sweep of bronzer and blush all in the same container. Using this will really sculpt your face and it’s really quick to apply!

NYX Color Lip Balm:

I finished off the look with a lip balm that provides color and moisture in one tube!

Here is the final look!

I look refreshed and ready for a wonderful day.

Hope you guys enjoyed this!

Comment below if you try it or have any other quick tips that help you out in the morning!

What’s in my travel makeup bag!

This weekend I’m in Orlando to see my boyfriend and as I was packing I thought about being really good with the amount of makeup I took! On this particular trip, I was only taking a carry on just because I didn’t want to trot around with a huge bag for just one weekend. I went light on my makeup bag with which is pretty impressive and I’m pretty happy with myself! I also knew that I would go shopping so downsizing the amount of clothes wasn’t that hard.

In this post, I will share with you all what I take in my makeup bag for one weekend.

Makeup:

  • Nude on Nude by NYX eye shadow palette
  • Blue Flame single eye shadow by MAC
  • Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
  • Travel size version of High Beam
  • MAC blush in Emote
  • ELF blush and contouring duo
  • MAC Black track Fluid Line
  • Maybelline Colossal mascara
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation in Sand
  • Loreal Perfecting Base Primer
  • Duo Eyelash Adhesive
  • Elite Lashes #18
  • MAC Russian Red
  • Jordana Lip Pencil in Sedona Red
  • NYX Round Lipstick in Spell Bound
  • Victoria’s Secret Lip Gloss in I Want Candy
  • MAC Studio Fix power in NC35
  • Wet & Wild Brow Kit in Ash Brown
  • Revlon Photo Ready Concealer in Medium
  • Kirkland Travel Makeup Remover towelettes

Brushes:

  • MAC 224
  • MAC 187
  • MAC 129
  • MAC 212
  • MAC 239
  • ELF Crease Brush
  • Target Angled brush
  • ELF C Brush

This may look like a long list but it really isn’t! I was also able to fit it all in this cute Zebra and Pink bag from Marshalls! Of course I carry this with my on the plane because I’m always scared about something breaking if I check it in or even put it up with my carry on.

Is this a good list or should I have taken less? Tell me about how you all travel!

Concealer!

Good Morning everyone and Happy Monday!

I got a request from MommyHoodtoTheHeart to highlight some concealers that have been good to me and I have 2 that I have been using that I feel confident enough to share and recommend with you all!

Cover Girl Simply Ageless Concealer

This has been the concealer that I have been using for months and I have been thoroughly impressed by it. I got it for a littler over $12 so it was a pretty pricey but the pot it comes in has a lot of product and it has lasted me quite a while. I use my finger and pat it lightly under my eyes and it works really great. I always make sure to put the powder I use that day to set it, therefore it will last much longer throughout the day. It also works great with any blemishes that need coverage. My favorite part about this concealer is the way it blends so gracefully!

Revlon Photo Ready Concealer

This has been my newest concealer purchase as I mentioned in my first ever blog post! I got this in a darker shade for the summer since I will probably get a little bit of color. I have not used this concealer as long as the Cover Girl but so far, so good. This is a thicker consistency than the Cover Girl concealer but still blends very well and offers pretty full coverage. I really like that it’s in a stick instead of a pot because the application is a little easier. I also got this on a really good deal, so always look out for a deal since it runs for almost $13 at some places.

All in all, both concealers are great! It depends on your preference. Do you prefer a stick or a pot container? As I mentioned, watch out for deals since they can both run more than $10 at some stores. The name of the concealers have links to pretty good deals so check those out!

Here is a picture of me with no makeup and one with each of the concealers on!

Although I have these two, there are still a few concealers I have been wanting to try!

Benefit Erase Paste

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

Sonia Kashuk Concealer Palette

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind

Hope this was helpful! What are you favorite concealers!? 

Current Mascara Favorites

As requested by my old roomie Natalia, here are my two current favorite mascaras!

I have a soft spot in my heart for Maybelline mascaras just because they have been in the game for so long and still manage to produce one of the best mascaras! In the sequence of pictures you can see what I look like with no mascara up to two coats. With mascara in general, I usually apply 2 coats just because I like the length and volume. Great thing about this mascara is that you can find it at most drugstores and for a reasonable price too (usually $7 or less)!

I was recently lucky to get a sample from my cousin on her recent trip to the Chanel counter. I gave this try and I fell in love! The brush is smaller so it give you a little more precision when it comes to getting in between the lashes. This one also is quick to make a difference even with one quote as you can see in the picture. I don’t think I will be purchasing the full size because I can’t justify spending $30 on a mascara but if you can afford it, then try it because it works wonders!

Final Thoughts:

These two mascaras are my current favorites but with my current budget I would definitely stick to the Colossal because it does a really good job! Like I said, the Chanel mascara gives a dramatic effect with just one coat, while the Colossal takes two coats to really expand the lashes. If you can spare some time doing two coats then give Colossal a try! You won’t be disappointment. However, I do find myself wishing I was able to afford the Chanel, but one day I’m sure I will. 🙂

Hope you all enjoyed this!

What is your favorite mascara?

Also a big thank you to AllThingsNaomi for introducing me to PolyVore!

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