Tuesday, February 26, 2013
I might have been struck by writer's block or perhaps, the only thing I want to mention about this outfit is the amazing bag my mother brought me from Colombia. It is a genuine-hand-crafted leather bag called Carriel, it's the same one you've seen famed coffee farmer Juan Valdez carrying alongside his donkey. I love it so very much, not only because its wearable but because it allows me to carry a piece of home with me every time I wear it. It is also super practical, it has the most efficient space dividers & even a hidden money pocket (also it has a built-in holster). I'm really into exciting lip colors, high & embellished collars, and mixed prints! Hope you guys like this outfit.
La verdad no tengo mucho que decir sobre esta pinta, probablemente es porque lo que mas me gusta de ella y lo mas emocionante para mi es mi bolso. Es un regalo que mi mama me trajo de Colombia, es un bolso tipico de Colombia hecho a mano en cuero. El bolso es conocido como Carriel y tal vez has visto a el cafetero Juan Valdez luciendo uno muy parecido. La verdad me encanta por que es muy facil de combinar, es practico y sobretodo cada vez que lo uso me siento mas cercana a mis raizes. En este momento estoy encantando con los cuellos altos y decorados con pedreria, la mezcla de estampados y tambien el labial rojo.
Blouse/Blusa: local boutique
Shoes/Zapatos: Steve Madden
Saturday, February 23, 2013
Living in Vegas grants you access to some of the most exciting tourist destinations & activities, such as, great restaurants, shows, casinos, etc... When I first moved to Vegas, I thought the places I'd frequent the most would be the glitziest on The Strip, but after going every Saturday during our first month living here, it got exhausting & those attractions lost their charm. Still, the are times when you see the beautiful flashing skyline & you can't help but feel in awe all over again, during those times its nice to enjoy what Vegas has to offer & my personal favorite is , it's variety of theater, variety, and comedy shows. Although, I've been to a Cirque Du Soleil show before, I wasn't able to capture outfit shots, I'm so glad I did this time. We watched Mystere.
Vivir en Vegas tiene sus ventajas, una de ellas es el acceso que te da a algunas de las attracciones turisticas mas famosas de el mundo. Durante mis primeros meses en este ciudad pense que iba a dedicar una gran cantidad de tiempo disfrutando aquellos lugares pero la verdad es que despues de un tiempo Vegas perdio us encanto. Sin embargo hay veces cuando veo las luces de la ciudad y me enamoro como is fuese la primera vez. Durante esas ocaciones es lindo aprovechar una de las cosas que Vegas ofrece, como us gran variedad de espectaulos de teatro y comedia. A pesar de haber asistido a Cirque Du Soleil nunca pude tomar fotos para el blog, esta vez me dio tiempo. Espero que les guste esta pinta!
Cardigan/Sweater: Local Boutique
Lipstick/Labial: NYX Violet Ray
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Through my newly found love for beauty blogging I want to provide you with the latest, most exciting happenings in the beauty industry. Today I want to encourage to lust over a new cosmetics brand. One designed by Drew Barrymore, in this case, the celeb name is not just a signature on a dotted line or a pretty face on a magazine add; Drew actually got her hands dirty (quite literally) choosing every element to bring the line together. Here are some cool facts to know about Flower cosmetics.
*Flower is exclusively sold at Walmart.
*Flower is made in the USA.
*Their products are not tested on animals.
*Flower does not spend money on advertising, all funds go towards packaging & formulas.
I purchased some of the products that caught my eye the most & here are some photos with brief reviews attached.
I've been on a BB cream kick for the past few months, in fact, I haven't worn foundation in months. Therefore I was most excited to try out this very reasonably priced Beauty Balm, here are my thoughts:
*It's a high coverage BB.
If you're looking for an improved tinted moisturizer, this product is not well suited for you. However, if you're more of a high coverage gal who is still looking for the benefits of a beauty balm...go go go & pick this up!
What I look for in a foundation is, light coverage that conceals redness & evens out the tone of my skin without looking cakey, overdone or worse, oily.
This foundation covers everything I need & want it to. It provides a subtle, light veil of coverage with a luminous finish. Due to its dewy texture you'll need to retouch with powder.
I'm skeptic of cream blushes due to the excess oils my skin produces on the cheek area, this blush however is the perfect blend between matte & creamy. It is kind of like a mousse without making your cheeks look flaky & it's very pigmented.
In the picture above you can see the blush as is & what it looks like once blended out.
LIPSTICK (LS2/Petal Kiss)
Flower offers a variety of lip products, the lipstick I picked up is the, Velvet Kiss Stick.
This particular type of lipstick is perfect for everyday wear, it's creamy & not loudly pigmented with a bit of gloss. It has the perfect amount of pigmentation & hydration. I would not recommend it for a night out that will require your lipstick to withstand eating, drinking, sweating, etc...
LIP GLOSS (Shade: LG5/ Hibiss Kiss)
I'm a lipgloss gal! The important things about lipgloss are:
1. It must not be sticky, this one isn't
2. It must be pigmented, this one definitely is
3. It must not smell like poop! This one doesn't, it just has a generic smell.
Side Note: do you remember that amazing lipgloss Blair Waldorf wore during her wedding to prince Louis, I've been looking for something like it ever since the episode aired, this is the closest I've come to it.
EYE SHADOW (Foxy Browns quad)
I think one of the easiest products to mess up when trying to create an affordable cosmetic brand is, eye shadow. I find that certain affordable shadows produce too much product fall out, have too much shimmer or they don't last long.
I picked up this quad because it has great neutrals colors that you can wear every day & also combine to create a sexy smokey eye, I also love the dark brown shadow for brunette brows.
I'm actually impressed by the quality of this product, the pigmentation is great & the shimmer is subtle enough to be pretty & wearable. The only downside I found is the lasting power, which can be easily solved by applying primer or concealer prior to application.
NAIL POLISH (Pink: Gorgeous Gerbera & Yellow: Eye Of The Tiger Lily)
Flower offers a wide range of polish colors, they're all super fun & springy!!! In all honesty the colorful nail shelf is what drew me to the rest of the brand. I find it a bit challenging to review the polishes I bought because they both have different consistency, however, I'll tell you, they have great color pay off & they don't chip. They're definitely up to par with the $9 polishes.
CONCLUSION: It's a brand definitely worth trying, it offers a great product line up for a very affordable price, in fact I paid 70ish dollars (no more than 75) for everything I purchased.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
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Hay muchas cosas que disfruto de ser Bloguera, he conocido gente maravillosa y tengo la oportunidad de interactuar con mis divinas lectoras, sin embargo el pensar en que ustedes dedican un poco de su tiempo a leer mi blog no me cabe en la cabeza. la verdad les estoy muy agradecida, la semana pasada me lleve una de las sopresas mas grandes cuando Skype me contacto para decirme que mi blog les parecia genial.....QUE?? no solo me dieron semejante opinion pero tambien me invitaron a mi y una amiga al concierto de Lady Gaga en el hotel MGM de Las Vegas. Hoy quiero compartir mi experiencia con ustedes porque sin su apoyo nada de esto seria posible.