4th of July Fashion Ideas

Hi dolls!

Let’s celebrate America in style! I thought it would be fun to share cute fashion ideas for Independence Day. I’ve been obsessed with off-the-shoulder tops and white bottoms. The great thing about this style roundup is that everything is SUPER affordable and adorable! So bring out your favorite red lipstick and pucker up, babes!

4th of July Fashion Ideas

Goodnight Macaroon: Chambray Off the Shoulder Top – $41.25 (It’s on sale!)

H&M: Twill Shorts – $6.99

H&M: Slip-on Shoes – $12.99

Forever 21: Zig Zag Textured One-Piece – $27.90 (You can wear this with the white shorts. Super cute!)

Forever 21: Iridescent Round Sunglasses – $7.90

Maybelline: Color Sensational Creamy Matte Lip – $7.49  (Siren in Scarlet lip color)

 

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5 Products I Can’t Live Without

Hi dolls!

I’m the kind of girl who rushes to the nearest beauty store in order to test out a new product. I’m just a beauty junkie, and I love finding products that work wonders. To put it in terms we can all understand – it’s like staring at pictures of Ryan Gosling, I just can’t get enough! I’ve rounded up my 5 favorite products that I just can’t live without. These are seriously my all-time favorite beauty products!

When I find a beauty product that I can’t live without, I feel like I’ve hit the lottery. Most of the time, (actually all of the time) I’m taking a risk when I purchase a new product. Am I going to love this? Is it going to break me out? Will it smell weird? Will it match my skin? There are so many things that can go wrong when buying new products, but it’s like striking gold when you find a beauty product that you love! I know you chicas can agree with me on this one.

5 products I Can't Live Without

1. Bare Minerals Original Foundation Powder: $28.50

I cannot live without this product. Believe it or not, this was the first makeup brand/product I ever used. It’s so natural and lightweight, and that’s exactly what I love about it. It also gives your face full coverage, which is nice if you have redness or a pesky pimple. I think this powder even adds a natural glow to your skin. This product is all about enhancing your features, not hiding them.

2. Urban Decay De-Slick Setting Spray: $30

I am obsessed with this setting spray because it works! It’s perfect for keeping your makeup from looking flawless throughout the day. Of course, we all have to do touch-ups here and there, but this spray does its job of keeping your makeup from flaking, and from your skin looking like an oily mess.

3. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: $6.99 (I have mentioned this product before)

I cannot stop buying this concealer. If you have oily skin and crease a lot under your eyes, then you’ll love this concealer. I noticed when I use this concealer, it gives my skin a flawless finish, while also keeping my eyelids and under eye area from smudging or looking cakey. It lasts all day. I tend to get red around the nose and chin area, and when I use this concealer, I notice that it keeps the redness from showing through throughout the day.

4. Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge: $6.99

Think of this as the beauty blender’s step-sister. It works just as great as the Beauty Blender, but you’re paying less than half of the price. Steal! I love that it’s such an inexpensive product that gets the job done. The sponge picks up the product nicely and blends your foundation smoothly and effortlessly. It’s super soft and the flat head is perfect for blending around your under eye, forehead, and cheekbones.

5. Younique 3-D Fiber Lashes: $29 (I have mentioned this product before)

I love that the fiber lashes are easy to apply. It’s as simple as putting on mascara. Easy, breezy. The fiber lashes add so much length and volume to your lashes that they almost look like falsies, but without the hassle! I always get compliments on my eyes when I wear these fiber lashes because they draw attention and add drama. Like I’ve said before, the only drama I like are in my lashes.

My 10 Favorite Drugstore Products

Hi dolls!

I always say that you don’t need to spend a lot of money to look or feel good. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t invest in yourself. My mom always says that you should always dress the part because you never know who you’re going to run into. While it might be the Latina in her, my mom definitely has a point! You should always try to look your best. I grew up in a really tiny town and trust me, I always ran into someone no matter where I went. I would literally see about 5 people when I went to the grocery store. So yeah, I always try to look “good” when I leave my house. I don’t want to traumatize anyone. LOL!

Just remember – you don’t need to break the bank to look your best! I love finding great beauty and fashion products that do the job for a great price. I’ve rounded up my 10 favorite drugstore products that will make you look flawless and confident throughout the day.

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1. NYX “Set it & Don’t Fret It” Setting Powder: $9.99

It’s important to note that this setting powder won’t give you flashback. By that I mean, when you use flash on your camera, you won’t look like you just came out of the Scarface movie. Remember when Angelina Jolie looked like a crazy cocaine addict because there was white powder all over her face? (See pics here) Yeah, you don’t want that happening. This powder really sets your foundation and concealer nicely, and your makeup won’t budge. For $10, this is a product I can’t live without.

2. Milani Baked Bronzer: $8.49 (I’ve mentioned this bronzer before in another favorites post)

This bronzer is definitely one of my all-time favorite drugstore bronzers EVER! As I’ve mentioned before, it gives you a flawless glow. It’s perfect for summertime.

3. Flower “Go Baby Go” Blush Bronzer Duo: $7.63 (I think this cosmetic line is exclusively sold at Wal-Mart)

I absolutely love that this is a blush/bronzer duo. It’s perfect if you’re traveling or need to sneak it into your purse for a little touch up throughout the day. This product has a lot of pigment, so don’t go in heavy handed. The brush will pick up a lot of powder! I also like to rub the bronzer on my lids to use as an eyeshadow.

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1. Maybelline Lash Sensational: $5.99 (I’ve mentioned this mascara before in another favorites post)

I love that this mascara gives you both volume and length! It can be hard to find a mascara that does both, and this one definitely gets the job done! I also love that it doesn’t get clumpy. Even after two coats of mascara, my lashes don’t look clumpy or stuck together. It has a fast drying time, which is nice, especially if you want more than one coat.

2. Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal: $6.99

This mascara truly gives you thicker lashes. It creates a falsie lashes look that I love so much. Not only is the mascara as black as my soul, but it adds so much volume and drama to my lashes. I love it.

3. NYC City Proof 24HR Waterproof Eyeliner: $3.57

I personally like using a brown eyeliner because it warms my brown eyes more than black eyeliner. I love that this one applies smoothly and easily. It lasts all day without too much smudging on my top liner. For the price, it’s a solid eyeliner that I can’t stop buying.

4. L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow: $7.99

I LOVE THESE!!!! These shadows are seriously gorgeous! Not only does L’Oreal have a beautiful color range, but I love the added luminosity and glow these shadows give your eyes. The color pigmentation is just too flawless. I highly recommend buying more than one shadows because you won’t be disappointed.

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1. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer: $6.99

I cannot stop buying this concealer. If you have oily skin and crease a lot under your eyes, then you’ll love this concealer. I noticed when I use this concealer, it gives my skin a flawless finish, while also keeping my eyelids and under eye area from smudging or looking cakey. It lasts all day. I tend to get red around the nose and chin area, and when I use this concealer, I notice that it keeps the redness from showing through throughout the day. As you can see from the picture, I need to buy a new one soon.

2. Covergirl Ready Set Gorgeous Concealer: $7.99

This is another concealer I love using. It really hydrates my skin when I’m feeling more dry. Normally, I’m an oily person, but when I use my nightcream it dries out my skin in the morning. I love using this product when I don’t want any heavy coverage. I like using this product the most during the winter because it helps with the dry, patchy skin as well as gives me light coverage.

3. L’Oreal Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray: $16.99

If you can’t splurge on the Urban Decay setting spray, then this is your best option! I love that this setting spray hydrates my skin while also setting my makeup. I like that this setting spray gives you a lot of product from very little pumps. I usually have to spray my Urban Decay spray so many times to get product out, but this one does the job in one or two sprays. If you have oily, combo skin, then this product will leave your makeup matte. It won’t make you more oily throughout the day.

Beauty Review: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer

Hi dolls!

I’m so late to the party! I know this product has received so many reviews and first impressions, so I decided to try it out for myself! I have to say that I have a love-hate relationship with this concealer.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer Review

Product: Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer: $8.99 (Prices vary, but ULTA always has discounts!)

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

PROS: Feels like foundation, thick coverage for annoying pimples/redness, and thankfully, it feels like you have nothing on!

CONS: Hate the applicator, like soooo much! This might be a personal thing, but I don’t like twisty tubes or that the applicator is a sponge. I feel like you don’t know how much product you’re actually getting out. There aren’t that many shades, so if you’re a darker skin tone, it could be hard to find the shade that matches you best.

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I’m not gonna lie, I was a little terrified to post a photo of me with a huge pimple on the Internet! I do this for you! LOL. Seriously, what better way to test out this product, which is meant for concealing. However, this product mostly claims to cover up dark circles and redness, so I was hoping it would cover up the planet on my chin!

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Like I said earlier, I hate the applicator and the twisty top. Not my favorite, but not the worst either. It’s hard for me to tell how much product I’m getting because the sponge sort of soaks it all up, and I can’t twist it too much or else I’ll make a mess.

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

I love that this product is thick, yet feels weightless. I’m definitely one of those beauty girls who HATES to feel cakey. My oily skin does not react well to too much product. So it’s nice to have a concealer that covers, but that also doesn’t feel like frosting on your face.

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

With that being said, this concealer tends to crust if your face is dry. In my blemish area, I used a nightcream that usually dries out the pimple. So for the rest of the day, I noticed that my chin was more dry compared to most days, and the concealer sort of became crusty. Surprisingly, this product works well with oily skin. My under eyes looked flawless.

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Maybelline Instant Age Concealer Rewind Review

Overall, I would probably purchase this concealer again. It’s definitely not my favorite and it’s not the first concealer I grab, but it does work.

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Hope this helped lovelies! If you’ve tried this product, I want to hear from you! xoxo

Glam Look for Your Oscars Viewing Party

Hi dolls!

I’ve been so busy this awards season that I haven’t had any time to create content for y’all. Sorry!!! However, I thought it would be fun to share an easy, totally simple glam look for your Oscars viewing party. We all want to look like A-listers on that red carpet (at least I do), so why not vamp up your makeup while watching the star-studded event? I just wanted to share a fun look for you guys that way when Leo DiCaprio wins, you’ll applaud in style. 😉 This look can also be worn during date night or a girl’s night out!

Enjoy! Xoxo

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Dress up your look with glitter, red lipstick, and long lashes! Seriously, so simple yet sooooo glam!

Eyeshadow: L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow (Iced Latte): $7.99

Eyelashes: Younique 3D Fiber Lashes: $29 – I mentioned these fiber lashes in my previous post and absolutely love them! It almost looks like you have fake lashes on!

Lips: Maybelline Color Sensational (Siren in Scarlett): $7.99 – I mentioned this lipstick in my previous post and it’s such a gorgeous shade!

Besitos! xoxo

 

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

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Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

Glam look for your Oscars viewing party.

 

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What do you guys think about this look? Share in the comments below! xoxo

My 5 Favorite Red Lipsticks

Hi beauties!

Valentine’s Day is approaching! Not only does that mean chocolate (!!!), but it means wearing the hell out of your red lipsticks. Although, red lipstick never goes out of style and you can pretty much wear it anytime of the year. I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite shades and red lipsticks with you. Most of these shades are the same, but are different in scent, price, coverage, and texture.

  1. Wet n Wild: 910D Red Velvet ($2.29)
  2. Maybelline: 690 Siren in Scarlet ($7.99)
  3. Make Up For Ever: N45 Rouge Artist Natural ($20)
  4. L’Oreal: 301 Real Red ($7.99)
  5. NYX: LSS516A Chic Red ($4.00)
Wet n Wild: Red Velvet

Wet n Wild: Red Velvet

I love this red because it’s more of an orange toned red and compliments my fair complexion. It’s not too strong or bold. This lipstick has a matte finish and lasts a while without having to re-apply. I would say eating does take off the product, which happens with most lipsticks. The only thing I dislike about this lipstick is that it is round, so it’s hard to apply around your cupid’s bow and outer corners of your lips. But for the affordable price, the color and finish out-perform the applicator. Just use a liner.

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte: Siren in Scarlet

Maybelline Color Sensational Creamy Matte: Siren in Scarlet

So this one is a true red and it’s slides on perfectly. It has a creamy, moisturizing texture, but it does dry to a matte. I love that even though this is a matte lipstick, and it dries, it still feels like my lips are being hydrated. Because it is thick in texture, you can’t build it up too much or else it starts feeling like Playdough. One or two coats are probably best. It also has a slight fragrance to it.

Make Up Forever: Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick

Make Up Forever: Rouge Artist Natural Lipstick

This product applies and feels more like a lip balm, but the color is rich and vibrant in real life. It is very buildable, and 2-3 applications will do the trick if you want a deep red finish. I love that my lips are moisturized and glossy with this lipstick. It’s not for everyone, especially people who love mattes, but I think the color is beautiful. It does have a round shape to it, and that’s my one complaint. It’s hard to get in the cupid’s bow.

L'Oreal Exclusive Real Red

L’Oreal Exclusive Real Red

So sorry, lovelies! I didn’t know this was an exclusive lip product. There are some available on Amazon and Ebay. I love that this product has anti-aging ingredients and it almost feels as though it plumps your lips at the same time. The fragrance isn’t great. The lipstick applies easily. It almost glides on your lips and feels like a thick balm. The product needs build up. 2 coats is probably the best for a rich red around your lips.

NYX Chic Red

NYX Chic Red

I love this color! Sorry, by this point I didn’t even know where my lips started. LOL From all the applying to taking the product off to applying a new shade, I just couldn’t tell what was my real lip. This color has a hint of magenta in it. I know you can’t tell as much in the image, but in real life there is a hint of deep pink that blends so beautifully into the red. The application is creamy and it has a bit of gloss to it. I think this color is more blue-toned than my other red shades and I love that it’s a bit deeper in color.

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I hope you enjoyed this post!

You can bet your bottom dollar I’ll be stuffing my face with chocolate while wearing a red lip on Valentine’s Day!

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Have a favorite red lipstick I should buy? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 4 Mascaras

Hi dolls!

For my first post of 2016, I wanted to share my four favorite mascaras! I’m all about my eyes. I mean, I’m Latina and we like our eyes looking fierce and fabulous. Have you ever seen JLO’s eye makeup? FLAWLESS. So naturally I wanted to share a few of my favorite mascaras with you.

Most of the makeup products listed are inexpensive, but it never hurts to invest in a few quality mascaras. I’ve linked and listed my favorite below.

Enjoy!

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1. Maybelline: Lash Sensational $6.99

I love this mascara because it gives volume and length. It can be difficult to find both qualities in one mascara and this one does the job. Bonus: it’s inexpensive!

2.  Maybelline: The Falsies Volum’ Express $5.99

This mascara is great if you want extreme volume. I love it because it doesn’t clump and it separates your lashes. It makes your eyelashes look full.

3. Mary Kay: Lash Love $15.00

This is one of the best mascaras if you want long lashes. I love using this mascara for my bottom lashes, too. It really separates your lashes and gives them so much length! It’s one of Mary Kay’s bestsellers.

4. Benefit: They’re Real! $24.00

This mascara is a bit more pricey, but it’s totally worth it! It gives your lashes so much length and it also makes your lashes full without making them clumpy. It’s such a great product! It curls, lifts, separates and it dries pretty quickly so there’s no smudging!

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Hope you enjoyed this post! I want to know what your favorite mascaras are? Should I be trying others?