Review | Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily Cleansing Toothpaste and Whitening Gel System

Crest 3D White Brilliance Daily Cleansing Toothpaste and Whitening Gel System Review
I've been a huge fan of  Crest 3D White toothpaste and strips for over 5 years because I find the lineup of products to be very efficient, affordable, and trustworthy. When I first heard that Crest was bringing out a two step daily whitening system I was incredibly anxious to get my hands on it so I could see if it was better than their regular toothpastes in the 3D White range. Step 1 is meant to give your teeth a deep clean and freshen your mouth, while step 2 is the clear whitening gel. I've had really great luck with Crest 3D White products in the past so I went into the testing process with really high hopes, unfortunately things didn't go very smoothly this time around.

Simple Everyday Makeup

Simple Everyday Makeup
Last week when I uploaded the Ipsy bag video, I got so many comments about how nice my makeup looked. Some of you even requested to see a tutorial on this look and also the look I wore in my recent Instagram selfie, so I decided to combine the two look for this tutorial. I've been wearing a variation of this makeup look this whole month and I think it would be a great look for school, work, or a casual day out. This video will be another chatty makeup tutorial, meaning that you'll get to hear more about the products and brushes used to created this look. It's a beauty tutorial and mini reviews rolled up into one chatty video!

Nails of the Day | Dark Chocolate

butter LONDON x Allure Nail Lacquer in Lust or Must?
Brown seems to be one of the "it" colors at the moment in both the fashion and beauty worlds. We are currently seeing a resurgence of brown hued lip colors, nail polishes, and eyeshadows all inspired by the 90's. And by now I think all of you know how much I love the browny nudes and browny rose lip colors, since it seems that those are the only shades I've been purchasing the past 3 months. Apart from embracing brown hues on my eyes and lips, I really haven't tried the trend elsewhere until now. The Allure and butter LONDON fall collaboration includes six unique trendsetting shades, and today I decided to sport some very dark brown nails.

Review | Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara

Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara Review
I promise that this will be the last post dedicated to the new Maybelline The Falsies Push Up Drama Mascara. After seeing the last week's posts, you might have thought to yourself "is this mascara worth purchasing?" Well today I'm going to let you know whether it's worth a shot, or if you should just save your money and go with something else. I am a huge fan of big, black, and voluminous lashes without having to apply a strip of false lashes. Any mascara that claims to give you the false lash effect will eventually end up in my makeup collection because I'm still on the search for that perfect mascara. And as a Maybelline mascara fan I personally wanted to see how the Push Up Drama Mascara would measure up to some of my other favorite mascaras like the regular Falsies Mascara and the Falsies Big Eyes Mascara. Is this the new "it" mascara, or should you stick with your old favorites?

October 2015 Ipsy Bag Opening

October 2015 Ipsy Bag Opening
The last two Ipsy bags were not the most exciting bags, in fact they made me doubt the service a little. For two months straight I got two items from the same category which kind of defeats the purpose of a subscription bag in my opinion. I like getting a variety of products and brands in subscription services, that way I can get exposed to new things. This month's bag definitely renewed my excitement for Ipsy's monthly service. I got a great selection of products to try out, and as a bonus all the products that I received this month happen to be cruelty-free. If you're curious to hear more about this month's awesome bag, then just keep reading!

Red Smokey Eye

Red Smokey Eye
You may had seen this look already on Monday's post, but I was so proud of this that I actually recorded the whole process. Yes, the red smokey eye is in video! Personally I find video tutorials much easier to follow and this look was something that my YouTube channel was currently lacking. I know that this is a look that might intimidate many of you, but red is surprisingly wearable both on the lips and eyes. If you have blue or green eyes, red eyeshadows will help enhance them even more and dare I say "make them pop." So if you missed out on Monday's post, or just want a more detailed look at the tutorial then continue on to the video!

Nails of the Day | Power of Pink

Dr.'s Remedy Nail Polish in Promising Pink
Recently I was introduced to a new nail care and polish company named Dr.'s Remedy. This brand was created by two doctors after seeing many of their patients come to them with brittle and discolored nails as a result of the harsh chemicals in most nail polishes. The Dr.'s Remedy nail polishes are enriched with garlic bulb extract, tea tree oil, wheat protein, vitamin c, and vitamin e. Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr.'s Remedy released the Power of Pink collection that features three different shades of pink. Dr.'s Remedy will be donating 10% of all the Power of Pink sales to the Living Beyond Breast Cancer Foundation which I think is incredible. So let's take a look at the pale pink shade that I'm wearing on my nails right now.

Kaaboo Diary | Pictures + Vlog

A few weeks ago I attended the very first Kaaboo music and arts festival in Del Mar. This was an odd festival for me because I honestly bought my pass on a whim after seeing that The Killers were headlining the festival. As far as the rest of the lineup, I thought it was alright but it definitely didn't compare to Coachella or Outside Lands. During the months leading up to the festival I began to regret buying the pass, something that has never happened to me in the past. The management was definitely a lot more focused on ripping people off, even more than the Street Scene festival which faded into existence after 2009. Thankfully I was able to make the best out of a bad situation, but I'm unsure if I'll attend next year's festival.

Ulta Haul

It's been a while since I last filmed a haul but I went to Ulta recently with a $10 off coupon with me. All the items I purchased are incredibly affordable and products that you often don't hear about. The whole Ulta makeup range never gets talked about on YouTube so I decided to purchase a few things to test them out. I also picked up a few Essence lipsticks after hearing so many great things about them. Let me tell you, these $2.99 lipsticks definitely live up to all the hype!

Dramatic Smokey Eye For Fall

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Dramatic Smokey Eye For Fall #FalsiesPushUpDrama
Now this isn't your everyday type of look or your traditional smokey eye, this look is for the daring girls. I decided to push the boundaries and go completely out of my neutral comfort zone to unleash my inner rock star. The inspiration for this smudgy red and pink smokey eye came from the new Maybelline Push Up Drama Mascara which I recently picked up from Walmart. You all know by now that I live for volumizing mascaras, and this mascara definitely gives me all the drama that I'm craving for. I'm not going to lie, my own idea of doing a red and pink smokey eye scared me at first but I'm so glad that I challenged myself because I ended up being obsessed with this look. I am guilty definitely guilty for taking one too many selfies that day, but can you blame me?

Walmart Fall Beauty Box

Walmart Fall Beauty Box
It's official! I've been subscribed to the Walmart Beauty Box for a full year and this has to be the best box I've ever received. The number of deluxe samples and coupons in this box exceeded the $5 you spend on shipping and handling. I know I've mentioned in the past that it's by far the cheapest subscription box out there, but I also think that it's one of the most practical boxes out there. As someone who loves saving money, I really appreciate the fact that this box includes so many coupons. The coupons in this box would save you $13 on beauty and body care products which is pretty incredible if you ask me. So what exactly did I get in this box? You'll have to watch the video to find out.

Celebrating My Latino Pride Through Beauty

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Celebrating My Latino Pride Through Beauty
Today's blog post will not be a review about the latest mascara launch or an another outfit of the day featuring pieces from my capsule wardrobe, today I'm going to talk about my Latino heritage. I am incredibly proud of my Latin heritage and I make sure to show it off whenever I can. To me, I'm not just a beauty blogger -- I am a Mexican-American and a bilingual content creator. I am what I would like to refer as the modern Latina. The modern Latina is a woman who is not afraid to march to the beat of her own drum and venture to the unknown, and I'm certainly not afraid of either of those things. With Hispanic Heritage month here, I want to share how I honor my heritage and celebrate our beautiful Latin culture through this beauty blog that you've all come accustomed to. There's a lot more to beauty bloggers than meets the eye, that's all I will say.

Review | Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer

Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer Review
A few weeks ago I did a sponsored blog post with Target which featured the new Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer. While the post focused more on my idea for a quick body care routine, I did have to mention some facts about the Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer and show how the product works. Since publishing that blog post I've been using Jergens Wet Skin Moisturizer regularly to see if I prefer this over a conventional moisturizer. All I can say as a teaser is that I have very mixed feeling about the moisturizer, there's definitely some pros and a lot of cons that I would love to talk about.

DIY Minimal Sconce

DIY Sconce
It's been a while since I last posted a DIY but we're back with a very easy minimal sconce (or pendant lamp). This sconce is perfect if you have a small bedroom that doesn't have an overhead lamp as a lighting source. I know I've mentioned the fact that my room is small before but I'm really not exaggerating. Before this DIY I had two small lamps that used to sit on my bedside table and my bookshelf which gave horrible lighting and took up space. This is a great way to not only make some space but also get much better lighting. I personally love the very clean and minimal design which was very much inspired by Pinterest. So now that you've seen the end result, it's time to check out how easy this DIY sconce really is.

Mad For Plaid

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Mad For Plaid #RinseMadeRad
Outfit inspirations can come any shape and form. I often find inspiration on Pinterest, magazines, while I'm out and about, and most recently on a bottle of LISTERINE®. Random I know, but the new bottles are just pretty freaking cool. If you've followed my blog for a while, then you already know that usually I shy away from prints but I will gladly make an exception for plaid. Plaid to me is the print that personifies effortlessly cool, and it also happens to be ridiculously comfortable. Plaid is very versatile since it can easily go from the streets to a glam get together. While I love plaid, the San Diego weather makes it a bit tricky to wear it but I've come up with three very easy ways that you can style plaid while it still feels like summer outside. 

Blog Sale

Blog Sale
I've been wanting to do a blog sale for the longest time because I have so much makeup that I no longer use. A few years back I was all about the bright colors and glittery eyeshadows, which is clearly not my makeup style nowadays. I was debating whether about how to do this blog sale for the longest time since I've heard a lot of bad stories about blog sales in the past. When Poshmark announced that you could now list makeup I immediately jumped on that bandwagon. I've been a Poshmark user for over two years and have sold a lot of my clothing and accessories through the app, which is why I chose it to host my blog sale. I just trust on the app a lot, and there's a few benefits by shopping the blog sale through the Poshmark app that you wouldn't get otherwise.