Review | Pür Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara

Pür Cosmetics Fully Charged Mascara Review
A brand that has been impressing me a lot lately with their new launches is Pür Cosmetics. The HydraFluid Water Foundation was an incredible spring/summer foundation discovery and the Cameo Contour Stick is a very practical product with an amazing beauty blending sponge. Pür's latest makeup launch is the Fully Charged Mascara which is an anti-aging mascara that promises all day lift, volume, and curl. The mascara also has some other very interesting claims and ingredients which are not all that common in the mascara world.

Outfit of the Day | Experimenting with Mom Jeans

Mom Jeans
Ever since I saw the Mom Jeans SNL Skit a few years go, I couldn't help but to poke fun at the mom jeans trend. I honestly thought the mom jeans trend was going to die rather quickly, but it's back again since 90's nostalgia has hit an all time high with my generation. And I'm not going to lie, I do miss the days when fashion was incredibly comfortable while being a little bit on the weird side. During a recent trip to the Salvation Army I made it a mission to try on one of the infamous 90's jeans, just to see if I could perhaps pull it off. Well... I still don't think they're particularly flattering, but they're so damn comfortable that I couldn't care less about everything else. Comfort + 90's Nostalgia = Match made in heaven.

My Curly Hair Routine

Curly Hair Routine
Much like my skincare and everyday makeup routine, my hair routine is quite simple and minimal. I really don't like fussing with my hair, so all I do is add product and let it air dry. Despite that and having a hair routine video that I filmed last year, people still kept asking for another hair routine video. In this post I'll be showing you my updated hair routine using my favorite hair products for curly hair. This routine will work on any type of naturally curly hair, as well as wavy hair.

Nails of the Day | Midnight Rambler

Pacifica 7 Free Nail Color in Midnight Rambler
Is nail polish toxic? There's been several studies in recent years which have revealed that many of the drugstore and salon brands contain potentially harmful chemicals like triphenyl phosphate, phthalates, and parabens. Triphenyl phosphate is one of the biggest chemicals to be aware of since it's known to disrupt hormones signaling, something that is very important if you're going through puberty or pregnancy. More and more brands are changing their formulas but vegan brand, Pacifica, is going really outdoing themselves by offering a great array of nail colors that are safe for every woman to use.

Review | Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color

Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color
I know many people are starting to get tired of the matte lip trend, but I'm personally still loving matte liquid lipsticks. Any product that will last pretty much the whole day is a winner in my book, and I think I might have discovered the best drugstore offering. The new Jordana Sweet Cream Matte Liquid Lip Color come in 12 different shades ranging from sweet pink shades, to daring purples. These liquid lipsticks are not only incredibly affordable but they can really hold up well along their much pricier counterparts.

10 Makeup Tips I Learned from a Pro

A few days ago I was lucky enough to attend a bridal makeup class at the MAC Cosmetics store in Westfield Plaza Bonita. The teacher for this class was none other than the talented Gisel Calvillo, a MAC Senior Artist since 2003 who happens to be a very strong and passionate Mexican woman. Although the class was technically a bridal makeup course, the tips that were shared can work for every woman and any occasion. If you're a fan of using makeup to enhance your natural beauty, then you would have loved Gisel's tips. She's definitely a "less is more" type of girl who likes to create looks that will make a woman feel beautiful.

Found in San Diego | Carlsbad Premium Outlets

Carlsbad Premium Outlets
I still remember back when the Carlsbad Premium Outlets were the only outlets in San Diego county. My family would drive from Tijuana all the way up to Carlsbad in order to score some great deals at the factory stores, the trip would often take 3+ hours since the line at the border were ridiculously long in the 90's. Back then you had a decent selection of store such as GAP Factory and Banana Republic, but the Carlsbad Premium Outlets have really stepped up their game since then. If you're a beauty fan like myself, then this is the place to come splurge and save some money. I'm talking big luxury brands like Tom Ford, Lancôme, Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown, and YSL for 10-30% off! That's way more than waiting around for a Sephora VIB sale and these deals can be found everyday.

3 Ways to Style a Midi Skirt

3 Ways to Style a Midi Skirt
Today is the beginning of a brand new series on my YouTube and blog called "3 Ways to Style." I'm going to be taking a standout piece in my capsule wardrobe and styling it three different ways to show you how versatile they are. The star of my first episode is the Who What Wear midi skirt which is still available at Target. I'm typically not a skirt type of girl, but I instantly fell in love with this midi skirt when I laid eyes on it. It took a cute and comfortable midi skirt to break my lifelong obsession with jeans.

Get Ready with Me: Spring Edition

Spring Makeup and Hair
It's the first day of spring and I'm bringing back the Get Ready with Me videos! For this Get Ready with Me I'll be showing you this very easy spring makeup and also styling some frizzy 3rd day hair. While recording and editing this I started thinking of my past Get Ready with Me videos and boy have I improved my videos since then. The first one I ever made was recorded and edited on my iPad mini and it featured one very awkward voiceover. Kind of crazy, huh?

3B (Beauty Beyond Borders) Box

3B Box
Someone contact MTV because I have an idea for upcoming episode of True Life. Are you ready for this? True Life: I'm Addicted To Subscription Boxes. Okaaay, this wasn't my brightest idea but I do love subscription boxes a little too much. They're some of my videos to film because it literally feels like I'm receiving a little monthly gift to myself. You've seen me unbox a few different American beauty boxes on my blog, but today I'm going to introduce you to a subscription box that specializes in Asian beauty, skincare, and hair care products. 3B (Beauty Beyond Borders) is a monthly subscription service for Asian beauty fans and those who want to try out Asian beauty products but don't know where to start.

Found in San Diego | The Flower Fields

The Flower Fields
I think by now pretty much all of you know how proud I am to be from San Diego. I tend to mention my hometown in a lot of my posts because I absolutely love it here, but now I've decided to start a new blog post series to highlight some of my favorite places and areas in San Diego. To kick off this series, I'm going to share the stunning Flower Fields that are only open for a few months out of the year. You might remember The Flower Fields from a post I did last year, but this time around I got to see more of the fields and learn about the variety of events held here. Whether you have a family or not, this is a fantastic place to visit and release your inner flower child.

Nails of the Day | Baby Blue

Julep Nail Color in Margaret
Spring is pretty much here in San Diego, so it's time for me to start busting out the pastel shades. Although I'm not a fan of color in my wardrobe, you know that I'm not one to shy away from color on my nails. I probably own every shade of pastel possible: yellow, blue, purple, pink, and lots of mint polishes. I am a complete sucker for pastel colors on my nails and this pastel blue polish has me wanting to use nothing but the heart eyed emoji.

Review | Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche

Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche
If you've followed my blog for a few years now, you will know that I adore Bite Beauty lipsticks. Over the course of two years I've purchased and tried out many Bite Beauty lipsticks but my favorite formula was by far the Luminous Crème formula which sadly got discontinued. Not going to lie, I was completely bummed out when I first heard the news but Bite Beauty promised to release an even better lipstick formula. It was really hard to imagine a better formula than the Luminous Crème but somehow Bite Beauty outdid themselves with the new Amuse Bouche formula. In today's review I will be talking about the new formula, as well as comparing it to some of the other beloved lipstick formulas under Bite Beauty's umbrella.

Birchbox March 2016

Birchbox March 2016
The March Birchbox is here! This time around I didn't even get to choose any of the samples or the curated box because everything sold out super quickly. Not going to lie, I was a little bummed out that I wasn't able to pick one of the 4 luxe hair samples but maybe that worked in my advantage. This month's box has to be the best Birchbox I've received to date! Not only is the box itself absolutely adorable, but I was super content with the six samples I received. Yes, I got six instead of the usual five.

#WeAllGrow Diary

We All Grow Summit
Exactly one week ago I was at the second annual We All Grow Summit held in Long Beach, California. The conference was put together by the lovely and passionate women behind Latina Bloggers Connect, a network for Latina content creators. I've been a proud member of the Latina Bloggers Connect community since I started my beauty blog in 2013, in fact they were the first network that believed in my work and allowed me to publish my very first sponsored post with Neutrogena. I still remember how excited I was when I received the email that I got accepted into the Neutrogena campaign and I left the We All Grow Summit with the same excitement that I experienced 3 years ago. Last weekend was filled with so much knowledge and motivation to keep fighting to make my dreams become reality.

Q&A #2: Beauty

Beauty Q&A
I decided to do another Q&A over on my YouTube channel but this time it had a theme. For my first themed Q&A I decided to answer any beauty related questions. I got asked about everything from my brows to my first makeup product. Hopefully other 90's kids will identify with the need to have glitter everywhere when you first started wearing makeup.

Closet Confidential

Closet Confidential
I've been getting asked to talk more about my style on my YouTube channel. If you've been following my blog for a while, then you all know about my very comfortable and laidback style but that's not the case on my channel. I thought a good way to start introducing style videos to my channel would be by talking about some of my favorite pieces in my capsule wardrobe. I will fill you in on everything from the oldest item to my closet, to my three favorite pieces at the moment.

My New Haircut | Short Choppy Bob

Short Choppy Bob
As you may or may not know, I got another haircut! At this point of my life, I'm a very proud member of the "short hair, don't care" club. Heck, I might even consider myself the president of that club since I love short hair so damn much. Short hair is so much fun, cool, and easy to take care of. Plus, any cut that will enhance my curly hair is definitely a winner in my book. This time around I wanted to play around with more layers so I went with a very interesting choppy bob. You might be wondering what makes this bob so different, but don't worry because I will explain it all to you.

Outfit of the Day | The Chambray Dress

Outfit of the Day | The Chambray Dress
Get ready for the attack of the hats! 2016 is definitely going to be the year of the hats for me, especially since it's barely March and it already feels like summer here in San Diego. I'll basically do anything to keep the sun out of my face, so hats are perfect for me and my pale face. You've already seen me style a hat with a laid back outfit, but today I wanted to pair it with a dress to show you how versatile they really are. I probably looked like a six year-old got dressed by her mom, but at least I looked like a stylist six year-old.

Review | Pacifica Dream Big Mascara

Pacifica Dream Big Mascara Review
I'm so happy that today I'll be sharing my review on a mascara that literally everyone can use! I really want to make it more of an effort to recommend more cruelty-free and vegan makeup this year and I'm so excited to share this amazing mascara discovery with all of you. The new Pacifica Dream Big Mascara has a very interesting 2-in-1 brush that promises to lengthen, lift, volumize, and condition lashes. The mascara is also natural, vegan, and cruelty-free. And to make things interesting, this mascara also claims to help your natural lashes grow and become more voluminous. Sounds too good to be true, right?