Facebook that there might not be as many blog post and videos in the next two weeks because I'll be spending time with my family, but for the meantime there is this vlog that I filmed on my birthday.
This week is holiday outfit and makeup ideas on my blog! Thank you so much for voting on the blog poll, I really love getting that kind of input from my readers. On Thursday a couple of bloggers were invited to attend a small blogger event at Madewell in La Jolla. As part of the event we had a challenge to come up with a couple of holiday outfits using some of their clothes and accessories. As you can imagine it was a very easy task because Madewell has a great variety of cute and classic pieces. I came up with two semi-formal outfits that are absolutely perfect for any Christmas dinner.
Christmas is only 13 days away which means that you should have your Christmas gift ready? Oh, wait... You haven't even started shopping yet? Well good thing I have you covered. I've created 5 separate gift idea categories for those last minute shopping looking for affordable gifts (of $35 or less). All of these items are easily found in your city and most of them in your local mall, so you won't have to pay extra for quick shipping. If you're looking for gifts for a beauty junkie, fragrance fanatic, music lover, the blogger or YouTuber, or want some great gift card ideas then this is the blog post for you.
As women we try everything to make our skin look amazing. We buy the latest foundation, slather on as much moisturizer as we can, and we even watch what we eat in order to see results. Sometimes the way to see better results on the outside is by working on the inside. Beauty supplements aren't anything new but now there's a wide array of supplements to cover any of your beauty needs. Do your nails break off easily? There's a supplement for that. Do you have really dry skin? There's a supplement for that too! Wrinkles? You got it! I think you get the idea... I got to pick two supplements for my specific needs from NeoCell and they were kind enough to let me host a giveaway for my readers!
It's the season of bright red lips, delicious cranberry shades, and the dark vampy lips. I've chosen eight lipsticks that will suit a number of different skin tones and will look fabulous for any holiday party that you'll be attending. I've made sure to include various finishes, types of lip colors, and price tags so there sure to be something for you.
Julep ads on my Google AdSense both on YouTube and my blog so I decided to give their box a shot. I used the code FREEBOX to get my first box for free! In this box you get three Julep nail polishes plus a bonus gift. Each nail polish retails for $14 on their site so I thought the box was a really good deal. If you want to see my first impression and nail polish swatches just stick around to watch my latest first impression review.
last haul but they did used to have a full line of makeup. The makeup line isn't as big as Maybelline or L'Oréal but it did have everything from face to lip products which have now been scaled down to nail, lip, and leg products. Despite knowing about the Sally Hansen makeup products and seeing it for years on What Not to Wear I had never tried a single product until I found the Colorfast balm on clearance. I figured you can't go wrong with a lip product.
San Diego Style Bloggers community and last week I got asked to become the first vlogger featured on the website and I said "YES!" I got asked a few questions regarding YouTube, my first video, vlogging vs. blogging, and how I handle the haters. Here's the link to the interview if you wish to read it. I would love to see some of my readers and subscribers go and leave a comment, I think that would be amazing. Also I would like to thank both my subscribers and my readers for all the support. I recently reached 500 subscribers on YouTube and now have 400 Facebook likes and Instagram followers which just blows my mind. Thank you so much for everything, it honestly means so much to me.
Let me know what you thought of the interview in the comments below. I'd love to hear what you thought of it.
Let me know what you thought of the interview in the comments below. I'd love to hear what you thought of it.
I reviewed a couple months ago. In just a couple of weeks Jordana has gone from being a brand that I would walk past, to a brand that I can't walk away without something. Their products have really impressed me so far.
Emma Jane boutique in La Jolla. It was a fabulous night filled with amazing jewelry, great friends, and a lot of new faces. There were so many new bloggers at this event, many who has just moved to San Diego this past summer! So it was great being able to get to know them and exchange blog tips. It was also so great getting to see my friends again and just catch up with them. I took a couple of pictures at the event and of course I did some vlogging as usual, so I hope you're ready to attend a cocktail party with some of the San Diego Style Bloggers.
Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Dove.
This is the third and final post in the #MujerDove collaboration with Dove. In this post I'll be sharing some of my personal tips of how you can obtain beautiful and luminous skin, even in the colder months. We're reaching that time of the year that our skin becomes dry and even a little dull due to the weather changes. Even if the weather wants to dictate the condition of our skin, it doesn't mean that it needs to have it's way. It is possible to have healthy and luminous skin year round and I'll be the one showing you how.
my boyfriend attempted to replicate a udon recipe that he found on YouTube. Of course being the first episode, we didn't plan things very well so things definitely went wrong. At least we now know that he can make noodles! Apart from the noodles, all you're going to get to see are some very derpy moments that hopefully will make you excited for upcoming episodes.
Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Dove.I feel like deodorant and antiperspirant are rarely talked about in beauty blogs and I honestly don't know why. Deodorant is part of our everyday routine, it can hydrate the armpit area, and also prevent body odors. There's a deodorant nearly for everything! There's some that smell like a field of flowers, others that moisturize, and then there's products like the Dove Clear Tone Deodorant that help lighten and even out the armpit area.
LSTN to review one of their headphones I felt like it would be a very organic collaboration. Ever since filming my first impression review, I've been putting these headphones on various tests to be able to write a proper review. I've tested their noise cancelling ability, the bass, and also how they perform in a variety of situations. Perhaps the normal consumer wouldn't think of testing their headphones to the extent that I did but I'm certainly not normal consumer with a limited knowledge of headphones. I felt like my testing was crucial to figure out who would be attracted to headphones like these.
LSTN Headphones to review a pair of headphones. In case you don't know about LSTN they're a headphone company which sells headphones made out of wood! Not only does that set them apart from other headphone companies but they also give back to those in need. Whenever someone purchases one of their headphones, they donate a hearing aid to someone in need. Giving someone the ability to hear for their mom or music for the first time is a life changing experience. As a longtime music fan I can't go a day without listening to music for a couple of hours so I couldn't imagine not being able to hear a thing. I really loved the premise of LSTN Headphones, as well as their cause, so it only made sense for me to partner with them for a review. This is only my first impression, I will publish an in-depth review some time next week after I've tested for a couple of days.
Twitter about an all Scandinavian pop edition of my monthly playlist and it's finally here! It's no secret that Sweden produces some of the best pop music from Abba to modern day artists like Lykke Li and Icona Pop, who produced one of the biggest hits of 2013. The whole month of October I've been craving a lot of pop music specifically from the Scandinavian countries. If you're not as familiar with Scandinavian pop then this will be a perfect introduction to some new and eclectic artists.
For the month of October the San Diego Style Bloggers blog issued a challenge to come up with monochromatic looks. I honestly was over thinking this and actually trying to plan out a complicated monochromatic look, but this past Sunday the look just sort of happened. I went up to visit my boyfriend this weekend so I didn't end up taking my whole wardrobe and by the last day all I had was black items of clothing. When I looked in the mirror I realized "Hey, I'm wearing head-to-toe black! This is a monochromatic look!"
Disclaimer: This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with Latina Bloggers Connect and Dove.Happy Monday everyone! I have a very exciting announcement today! I have been asked to be part of Dove's #MujerDove (Translation: Dove Woman) campaign which makes me want to shout it on top of a mountain. I've been selected to be part of a group of 20 other beautiful Latina beauty/lifestyle bloggers who will be working alongside with Dove and Latina Bloggers Connect to promote luminous skin. I'm honestly so honored to be part of this group. I'm going to get the chance to share my experience with Dove's Clear Tone Anti-Perspirant which is designed not only to reduce red and dark marks on your skin, but also even skin tone resulting from shaving irritation. If you suffer from underarm irritation as a result of shaving then you're among 32 million women in the U.S. who has experienced this, and I'm definitely one of those women. There will be an series of fun posts and social media activities coming ahead like tomorrow's #MujerDove Twitter Party and also a giveaway!
So I've been online window shopping and seeing all these amazing coats, shoes, and fall makeup has made me green with envy. I literally want everything! I want every coat that I see, every lipstick that has my name written all over it, and every metallic shoe that I can find. I've divided my envies into four different categories: coats, shoes, accessories, and makeup. So if you're interested to find what I'm lusting after for just continue reading.
my latest haul then you know how I was suckered in by the new Maybelline The Colossal Volum' Express Smokey Eyes Mascara in Blue Blaze (that's a ridiculously long name). I was intrigued by the idea of a blue mascara since I've never tried a colored mascara on myself. I honestly didn't know what kind of effect this would give me so I decided to keep my face fairly natural just in case it happened to be an obnoxious blue.
Products for Pixie Cuts and my July Favorites but I've never actually done a review on it. This has been my go-to hair product ever since I got my pixie cut back in May so you know it's good. This product will not only work on women with pixie cuts, but also women who have bobs and of course men.
this look which was Ziggy's signature look, the one with the thunderbolt across the face is not Ziggy but another alter ego named Aladdin Sane. Enough chit chat and let's get on to this glam rock look that will have people asking if you're from another planet.