Thursday, March 7, 2013

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2- Worth the hype?

So I have been contemplating whether or not I should purchase the new series of Viva Glam lippies that MAC has released.

MAC introduced a brand new lilac shade and the beauty media continued to buzz about it. I did my research and looked up the products on Youtube to see the swatches. I must say, I was rather intrigued. The pale lavender color was something I have never seen before and it excited me. But then I snapped back to reality. I can't just buy lipstick colors because it is pretty! With a tube costing $15 a piece, I have to make sure that I will get my money's worth. Ultimately, the Viva Glam Nicki 2 lipstick seemed just a bit too pasty for my chocolate skin tone. 
As I wallowed over the lipstick shade not complementing my skin tone, I came across a swatch of the MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass that was also released. Perfection! According to the swatched, the lipglass provided the same gorgeous lilac color, but in a more sheer, wearable version. I couldn't get to the MAC store quick enough!

At the MAC store, I tried on the lipglass, fell in love, purchased it and lived happily ever after. I couldn't get over how the delicate, sheer lilac shade complemented my skin tone. It was also incredibly moisturizing and a lot of product was not needed to achieve the intended lavender look! Probably the BEST thing about this lipglass is how versatile it is. Check out my Youtube video below on how I rock my MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass. 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentines Day Look Book!

 New Video Alert!
Feel free to glance at my newest video! Looking trendy during these grueling winter months can not be easier. Not to mention, cute looks for that special Valentines Day night with your beau as well. My new look book will show all that and more! Check it out!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Print Mania!!!

Prints can be so fun, especially in the summer. In my most recent shopping trips, I made sure to include fun and bold prints into my wardrobe. Prints can be an easy way for me to experiment with new colors and textures! Whether it's tribal, Aztec, or even a classic polka dot, all prints can be transformed into a chic yet edgy look. Please check out my latest YouTube video to see how I paired all of my printed pieces into bold and daring looks for any occasion and to see where I bought my pieces! enjoy!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Juicing towards Weight Loss

Ok, so me and probably 98% of other women are currently striving to get to our "perfect summer body". Yes, I have tried this before (for countless of summers) and no, I have not ever gotten there YET. But this time, I actually have something to motivate me! I plan on going to Miami in July so I am trying to shed as much of my excess weight as I can, the healthy way, of course.

So I tried juicing! I purchased a Jack LaLanne Power Juicer and I love it! I try to juice every morining using fresh fruits and veggies. (Pictured above) Ok, sometimes the juices don't always taste delicious but I still manage to force it down, knowing all of it's health benefits lol.

I've also been trying to stick to a 1200 calorie diet. I count all of my calories and record everything I eat. Surprisingly, I don't find myself being hungry at the end of MOST days. Sometimes I do go over my calorie budget but it's all good. You can fall off the horse but you get to get right back on if you want to see any progress. And I have been seeing some progress! I lost seven pounds in a month, which is a healthy rate. I lost that without even stepping foot in a gym lol. Ugh, I'm too lazy! But now I will try to go to the gym at least for thirty minutes 3-4 times a week.

I'm so excited, not only because I'm actually losing weight but because I know I'm doing it the right way. Can't wait to see what the rest of the summer holds! Are any of you on a healthy lifestyle journey?

Check out my video on how I make one of my morning drinks!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Blue Moon

Just exploring with my Urban Decay Book of Shadows 4 palette. This was a bolder look for me.

Gel Nails Mania

Gel nails are nothing new under the sun, BUT I absolutely love them!
1-They require no dry time
2-They come out super shiny
3-They lasts for a long time

They give your real nails strength and they look a whole lot more natural then applying acrylics! I went to the salon last week to get mine done. This is my second time getting gel nails but I'm sure it will not be my last. Of course I chose to go with a mint color which is very on trend for the season.

Have you guys tried gel nails? Do you love them or do you prefer acrylics?

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Urban Decay Haul!! (from Hautelook)

So I was sooo excited to see that was having a sale on URban DEcay products! I love it because I get to purchase High end cosmetics for a fraction of the cost! I took advantage by buying a few items! The video below gives you guys a look at what I purchased and what I think about those products! Make sure you check out Hautelook.
Here are a few pics. I purchased Book of Shadows 4 palette, two 24/7 cooncealer pencils in shades CIA and NS, the Urban Lash Kit in number 42611, the Little Sins Eyeshadow Primer Potion Set, and the Ink for Eyes Cream Eyeliner.  

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Revlon lip butter swatches!!

Check out my vid on the revlon swatches!!
I love these things! They are so convenient  to just carry around it my purse. Some colors like, Brown sugar, Pink truffle and Peach parfait are colors that I can just wear everyday because they look nude, yet enhance my natural lip color. Others are more fun like the Tutti Frutti which is a perfect tangerine color for the spring! Some colors are simply too pale for me like Gumdrop and Creme Brulee. I will definitely have to incorporate some sort of darker lip pencils to to make it work for me.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

soooo I went a little lipgloss happy...

I ended up buying a set of 36 NYX Round Lipglosses!! I just got them yesterday and I have not tried them all yet but Im so excited to try some colors. I already know I'm going to give some my mom, especialy the darker colors because I dont really where deep, vampy colors. Am I crazy? Or just crazy about GLOSS! lol

Lipglosses always excites me more than any other makeup product, I don't know why. I buy more lipgloss than eyeshadow, mascara, whatever! ugh, I also got 10 Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters. I love them!! I will show them once I get a good pic, but for now, enjoy!