Sunday, August 13, 2017

12 Makeup Tips for a Fabulous Look

For some ladies, wearing a full face of makeup is easy because it's simply what they do every day. For others like myself, I really don't have that much time during the week, but on weekends, I make the extra effort to look and feel fabulous. Remember, if you learn to treat yourself, you learn to feel more beautiful and confident. So here is a quick and simple makeup tutorial that you can use for any occasion.

Step 1. I used the studio makeup on the go warm up eyeshadow palette with the medium and lighter shade to give my eyelids a warm touch.  Make sure to use a fluffy brush to even out color on the crease of your eyes.

Step 2. I am taking the color gold from the revealed smoky eyeshadow palette and I am only going to apply one layer all over and to the crease of my eyelid.  

Step 3. To kick the color up a notch, I am going to apply this color wet with a mist and fix. (Note: You can spray the brush once or grab an extra mason jar lid to use as a make up pitri dish.)

 Step 4. I took a girlactick precise marker liner to warm up the look by creating a  a small wing.

Step 5. I returned to the make up on the go palette and used the color pearl to highlight the area beneath my eyebrow.
 Step 6 I used the covergirl super sizer fiber mascara to give my eyelashes a long dark amplified look.

Step 7. I took a little break to grab a snack. (Hey a girl has to eat! lol)

Step 8. I used the IBY highlight and contour palette (shade 1) to the apple of my cheeks and forehead.

Step 9. I used the studio makeup soft blend plum blush to add color to my cheeks

Step 10. I used the e.l.f. cosmetics to highlight and illuminate my cheekbones. The natural glow stick targets to illuminate a beautiful natural glow. 

Step 11. I used the e.l.f cosmetics lip lacquer to enrich my lips with a smooth lip color. The lip lacquer is rich in Vitamin E and provides a comfortable wear that is non-sticky.

 Step 12. Here is the final look and although I have an ugly blemish by my chin, I loved the over all look. I also added a couple more coats of mascara to make the eyelashes stand out in the picture.

 Enjoy your day!!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Neutrogena Beauty

Every girl aspires to pack light when traveling. Some are successful, while others miss the target. Here on my blog, I share three simple things I missed to pack because I decided to downsize my luggage and focus on packing certain clothes and toiletries. And although, I was proud to have manage not over packing, I realized I had missed three daily essentials like a face moisturizer, acne cream treatment and sunscreen.

After arriving to Chicago the first night and seeing what I was missing, I knew the next day I had to make a trip to a Walgreens or Target to avoid my acne breakout from getting worse. So I was lucky enough to have found a Target in Wrigleyville to buy the following items:  Neutrogena  rapid clear stubborn acne spot , oil free acne moisturizer pink grapefruit and sport face oil free lotion sunscreen. The three items really help nourished my skin during Chicago's hot and humid weather, but it also helped reduce acne redness and swelling making me feel that much more confident to explore the city.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Weekend Day 1 in Chicago

A weekend's worth of time will be a perfect dose to explore Chicago. In my personal opinion, to explore Chicago the right way make sure you purchase tickets to a Cubs game. And before you attend the game, arrive a little early to explore the Wrigleyville community and catch brunch and  $1 mimosas at hutch chicago café.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Easy Sleep Dress

There is no easier wardrobe way to combat humidity and heat than to slip on a simple dress. Slip dresses hug the body in the right places and let's your skin breathe. It also requires little thought, since you can grab it, slip it on and be out the door! I especially love vibrant solid colors because you can wear it with everyday sandals and personal jewelry so the outfit is all about the dress as a statement piece.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

As I AM Beautiful Coils and Curls

Celebrating one's own natural hair is a lifestyle and adopting a healthier approach to love your curls in the new trend. There so many products options that cater to the curly hair chicas more often then before and product companies are paying a little bit more attention to the details that woman are looking for. Just recently I got to try the As I am hair products and although it caters to the African American woman, I wanted to test if the products will work for Latinas with wavy and curly hair. So, I am testing out four sample styling hair products listed below:

4. doublebutter cream

Before getting started, I made sure to detangle my curls with a wide comb and you can find great options at Sally Beauty Store for a reasonable price.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Hello Monday!

As you all know, the weather in California has been in the 80s with slight humidity, so to keep it fresh and simple. Throw on a pair of short with a tank and sandals. To be quite honest, I just been a little unmotivated lately an dealing with a rollercoaster of emotions. So to take a break from California my husband and I decided to plan a weekend trip  to Chicago.

I'm really looking forward to visiting the third most populous city to explore the Chi-town life, cultural and food. Hopefully this trip will inspire me with new ideas for curls and fashion as I've  been majorly slacking. Don't worry, eventually I will get over this hump, but for I need to just take my time to re-focus and breathe.

p.s. I need a tan on my legs...(lol) just keeping it real!

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Midst of Summer

Buenas Noches! It's time to start thinking about nourishing your skin during this hot weather. And let me just say, the humidity is making me feel like I am back in South Texas or Florida. However, this year California's mother nature has us all confuse with the heat, humidity, gloomy clouds, rain and snow. It's like she saying, "Get ready for me Bitches!"  (lol). But seriously, now is the time to start nourishing your skin, so you can be ready to start enjoying the warm Summer nights.

Here are my top three picks this with e.l.f cosmetics beauty care: