Graduation

Last Wednesday, one of my dearest friends was graduating from school.  Our friend group all took inspiration and dress up a little for this amazing milestone. My outfit was typical for my style, and super AFFORDABLE! I wore a black body suit from forever 21 (similar), a floral skirt from Ross, and my Aldo Yalissa loafers (yes the shoes are expensive, pretend they aren’t here). I opted for flats over heels, because the graduation took place where there were a lot of stairs to climb. The 3/4 length sleeve of my top turned out to be helpful  because it was a rainy and cool evening in Florida.

April Favorites

A video that isn’t 16 minutes long?? Have I mastered the art of editing or the art of not rambling???

Anyways hello,  My April favorites video is live!!!

Links to everything I talked about:

Clinique take the day off

Morhpe M441

Morphe R31 

Stila Shadow

Sweet Peach Palette 

 Persistence

Seduction

Frick n’ Frack

Bit-O-Sunny

 Sunglasses

 

 

Books I’m Not Finishing

Here is an important lesson: Life is too short to read through books you aren’t enjoying. I had an entire stack of books I was half way through, or haven’t started. I made a video talking about why I’m not finishing them. This is what hopefully is going to get me out of a reading slump I’ve been in for a lot of the year!

 

Tell me what books you won’t be finishing and why! If you need a sign to stop reading a book you aren’t enjoying: This is it!

MAC Lipstick Collection

I’ve been collecting MAC lipsticks since I was in high school. It’s not a massive collection, but I love them and I have shades I actually want to use.

Persistence: This is the newest edition to the family. The website describes it as a peachy cinnamon color, and I call it  my perfect nude. I’ve been using persistence the most because it’s such an everyday color for me. Persistence is a matte finish but still super comfortable to wear all day long.

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Del Rio: Del Rio is my favorite lipstick when I want a nice everyday color. I like to layer her underneath my Nyx matte liquid lipstick in french maid to make everything more comfortable. The color is described as a muted plum brown and is a satin finish.

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Stone: Stone is what I use when I want a full on spice girls 90’s lip. My skin tone pulls the brown color more heavily than the taupe that others tend to get out of it. It is a matte finish (are we sensing a trend?) and a muted greyish taupe brow (straight from mac cosmetics website).

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Rebel: My first love. Rebel is the first MAC lipstick I’ve ever owned and I have worn her to DEATH. I got her when I was into super bold lips because I couldn’t blend eye shadow. At one point, I would wear rebel every single day. Rebel is a midtone cream plum color with a satin finish.

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Viva Glam 1: This is my perfect red lipstick. It felt good to buy it because MAC donates money to an AIDS charity whenever someone buys products from the viva glam line. Mac describes it as a bowinsh blue based red with a matte finish.

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How’s your collection coming along? I’d love to know!

March Favorites!

March is over and that means favorites time! I rounded up my top items of the month to share. I did a video this time because I will get the hang of this youtube thing!

Here is everything I mentioned. It’s also in the description box of my videos! There will always be little easter eggs of something I mentioned.

Similar Versona Bag: https://www.shopversona.com/versona/m…

Similar Coach wallet: http://www.coach.com/coach-accordion-…

Alex and Ani bangles:
Updates Compass: http://www.alexandani.com/symbol-jewe…

Aphrodite’s Flower: http://www.alexandani.com/aphrodites-…

Michael Kors bangle: https://www.michaelkors.com/astor-sil…

Starbucks cup: http://store.starbucks.com/products/n…

Calvin Klein Bras: http://www.calvinklein.us/en/underwea…

H&M Pants: http://www.hm.com/us/product/81801?ar…

F21 Bomber:
http://www.forever21.com/Product/Prod…

Clinique Foundation: http://www.clinique.com/product/1599/…

NYX Lippie:
http://www.ulta.com/lip-lingerie-liqu…

Carli Bybel Palette:
http://www.ulta.com/carli-bybel-14-co…

Denim and Flowers

Spring seems to have skipped straight over Florida but I’m still dressing like it! Using a denim jacket in Spring is ideal because it’s lighter than most sweaters and versatile to use with different looks. I wore this outfit to work and it was a hit at the office! I also switched up my  florals and wore the pattern with a dark base. The small bouquets break up the dark and it made for a beautiful contrast.  I kept the shoes basic because it’s what I prefer for work,  but this can definitely look amazing with red shoes or a pair of lace up sandals with the colorful pom poms.

*Spanish translation to come*

 

  • Dress is H&M (it’s in red but I found the black in store)
  • Jacket is Old Navy (IT’S ON SALE)
  • Shoes are Aldo

Pictures by Sydney Gillum

Spring Makeup Trends 2017 (Maquillaje para la Primavera)

From Zac Posen to DKNY, Jeremy Scott to Christian Siriano, one makeup trend for Spring 2017 stands out above all: Fresh clean skin. While some designers added bold lips, eyes, and brows, the face was left to the natural beauty of the runway models, and this is such an amazing trend for the everyday.  We can store our full coverage foundations for now, because embracing our freckles and small imperfections are in! Exciting update: I’m going to try and translate a few posts at a time into Spanish!!! It’s not the best right now because I’m used to speaking, not writing. It’s scary but with any skill it takes practice.

I created two looks inspired by SS 17 fashion week. The first is more for daytime. I used a medium coverage foundation and concealer to even out my skin and cover my dark circles. Then I used a peach blush and a little bit of bronzer to add dimension and color. I also used the same blush and bronzer on my eyes to keep things simple. I finished off  with mascara for an easy look that took me 15 miutes tops! The “night” look is even simpler: I added black liner and shadow for an easy smoky eye, and a berry lipstick to add drama.

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Casi todo los diseñadores presentarton  un tema en común para el maquillaje del Fashion week Spring/Summer 2017: el rostro fresco.

En esta temporada se puede usar bases de cobertura ligera y guardar las de cobertura completa para mas adelante.

Yo me inspire para crear dos looks differente uno para el dia en el cual use una base de cobertura mediana para igualar el tono de piel. Despues use un blush peach y un bronzer para agregar dimesion y color a la cara. Tambien use los mismos productos en los ojos para simplificar el proceso. Termine con una mascara para un look facil que toma alrededor de 15 minutos applicarlo

El look de noche es mas facil:

Ya que tenemos la base del dia, ahora agregar un deliniardor y sombra negra para crear un smoky eye. Y despues un labial berry para añadir glamour.