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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Jessica Alba: Street Style

Jessica Alba's street style can be described as comfortable, chic, and effortless. I decided to recreate this look due to its versatility. For a night look you can add a statement necklace, put your hair in a bun, and add some dark lipstick. I love the chunky heels with the red laces tied around them! I have seen this trend starting up in various magazines. I do not know the designers or labels she is wearing, but the items seen here are currently available online, and in stores. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Favorite Fall Blushes.

It's that time of year and my fall blushes are coming out to play ;)
These are my top five favorite fall blushes. I tend to wear these blushes mostly during fall and winter since they look amazing on those chilly days when you want a pop of color to 
warm up your face. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Sephora Haul.

So I couldn't resist the Sephora Friends and Family Sale. I did try to limit my spending but makeup will always have my <3
Here is just a short video on what I purchased.
I hope you like it!

What did you pick up during Sephora's F&F sale? xo Catalina

Monday, October 29, 2012

Top Fall Nail Lacquers.

Happy Autumn! 

I want to share with you all my top picks of colors to rock this fall.
Fall nail art that encompasses glitter are on trend currently.
These are just some inspirational colors that I think would suit many different skin tones.
Metallics are definitely in this fall, but a down side for me is they weaken my nails so I dont purchase them as much.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Elizabeth Arden: Rose Illumination Highlighter.

Hello! I have been absent from the blogging world but I will be featuring new fall post including makeup storage, hauls, fall nail polish trends, etc. So please stay tuned!!

On another note I did a review on this fabulous product if you wanna learn more please check out Kimber Stefani website. Thank you so much and here is a little preview of the post xoxo

Sunday, August 12, 2012

M.A.C By Request: Candy Yum-Yum Lipstick.

Hey Dolls, 

Please check out my post on Kimber Stefani. I'm the beauty blogger for her lovely site and I would appreciate any feed back, or request you would like to see. For now there is a little sneak preview of the post. 


Thursday, August 9, 2012

Back to Fall: Fashion Edition.

I've grown quite tired of summer already, but I'm not looking forward to school. What I am looking forward to are the fall trends!
I will share with you all fall trends/looks that never go out of style. I have continuously seen them magazines and etc. These trends give you that effortless chic look.  

*All of the following items were purchased from Forever21

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How To:Summer Glow.

I want to share with you all some products that aid in achieving a healthy glow during the summer.
Summer is the perfect time to bring out those shimmery products!
Here are some products that really help bring out that healthy glow when your skin is tan.
For reference I am an NC44 during the summer and all of these products compliment my skin tone perfectly.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

OOTD: Summertime Sadness

I hope everyone is having a safe and amazing summer!
I was fortunate enough to go on holiday in the Iberian Peninsula and visited other countries along the way.
I had a fabulous time with my family...I couldn't have asked for more.

I wanted to share one of my favorite outfits from my trip.
These pictures were taken in Malaga, Spain.

I was going to wear a tank top under but it was extremely hot, so I opted for a plain old black bra.

With only wearing the bra under neither, the pattern of the shirt really popped which I loved!

The shirt is a see through chiffon material. I love the pattern that runs all along it. What drew me to the shirt was the cascading affect in the back.

I wanted to give the outfit a pop of color, since the top half was composed of dark shades, so I went with cuffed pink shorts.

The bag was bought in Spain and I had to have it since it reminded me of a Chanel bag I've seen in NYC about a 1,000 times. lol

It is a round bag with a quilt design. The zippers are two tassels which cut the bag in half. The original Chanel bag has just one tassel, I believe.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

TheBalm Cosmetics.

I've had my eye on these two products for some time now.
I patiently waited for a sale on HauteLook since none of the TJ Maxx or Marshalls by me carried TheBalm.
TheBalm is known for their vintage, ultra cute packaging and products.
They are carried in Sephora and are priced  high end.
I definitely want to pick up other products from the line such as Hot Mama! blush and some Lady Shady eye shadow palettes.
For now I am very content with these two fabulous products :)

Friday, June 1, 2012

FOTD: Jennifer Lopez Edition.

In Hollywood, Jennifer Lopez is known as a triple threat. 
I personally love her flawless makeup and her style.
She is absolutely stunning and has a certain glow to her that I envy!!
She seems very sweet and down to earth as well <3

I have been dying to recreate this look for some time now.
It is not exactly the same because I used darker colors, but I was truly inspired by her makeup in the "Ain't It Funny" video. 

This is my personal interpretation of the look from that video I hope ya'll enjoy it <3  

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Makeup Haul.

It has been two weeks since the Makeup Show and I have used all of the products I've purchased since than.

I am in love with everything and I will be going in depth with each product.

I can verify that all the hype about The Beauty Blender is true! I have been using it non stop for all my foundations. I would highly suggest waiting for a sale. I picked up two for $21 which I believe is the original price for one. 

The Eyelashes were 7 for $10! I selected full and wispy ones :)

Disclaimer* I did purchase all of the products with my own money.
For reference I am a NC 42-43 in M.A.C 

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The Makeup Show NYC 2012

The Makeup Show took place May 13- 14 2012 in NYC.
For more info on which cities it is held and etc click on the link :) The Makeup Show
I went with my sister and we had a blast! 
It was Mother's Day so we arrived around 1ish and luckily everything we wanted was not sold out.

  • M.A.C Pro was there and they had 20% off. Applications for the Pro card were being given there as well. Their system was organized considering it was crowded.
  • NARS had 30% off and of course I went a little cray cray! The sales people were so nice I was chi chatting it up as I waited on line with my product sheet.
  • MUFE had so much of their merchandise for 40% off! They had a great system, you waited in line but each person filled out a paper of the products you wanted and a sales person would go around collecting it. With in no time you were paying for your products :)
  • Inglot was there and the prices are in one of the pictures I took. 
So many different companies were there and a variety of classes were being offered as well. 
I had a fabulous time. I do regret not purchasing some products but there's always next year <3 

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Top Summer Nail Lacquers.

So today's post is about one of my little obsessions...nail polish!
I want to share with you all my top picks for this summer.
The latest trends for this summer are pastels and neon.
Summer is when all my bright vibrant colors come out of hibernation!
These polishes are gonna be in heavy rotation on my nail polish rack this summer ;)
The only color that's a little watery is China Glaze's Celtic Sun.
All of the colors that are featured in this post are matte and opaque. 
Enjoy :)

Friday, April 13, 2012

Wet n' Wild Haul.

Hey dolls!

I haven't been blogging and I'm sorry for that I've been super busy :(
But I want to share with you all some products I collected over the past weeks.
I did purchase all of these products with my own money.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

ULTA Haul.

Hey everyone!
Sorry I haven't blogged in a has taken over my life :(
I'm actually typing this up before I go to sleep :X

Anyways, I made a trip to Ulta and I'm starting to think they shouldn't have built a store near my house!! lol

Disclaimer: I bought all of these products with my own money. 

Now let's take a look to what I purchased :)

  • Hot Tools Pro Curls Spongy Rod Rollers
  • Real Techniques Blush Brush
  • Real Techniques Powder Brush
  • Real Techniques Stippling Brush
  • NYX Stick Blush in Hibiscus
  • O.P.I. nail polish in In My Back Pocket

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Essie Spring 2012

I hope everyone had a lovely weekend!

Pastels are all over the place for this spring. Essie is following up with this trend in their Navigate Her Spring 2012 collection.

This collection has soft pastels as well as bold colors, there is definitely a color for everyone!

Now lets' take a look at the polishes I stole from my sis to do this post hehe

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February Favorite 2012.

Hey Dolls!

So this is my first favorite post of 2012.

I don't do monthly favorites regularly just because I like to change up my routine.

When I do use products frequently or find them worth talking about them I will do a post.

Now lets see what products I used more than once this month!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

O.P.I's Pink Friday & Save Me.

Hey beauties!

I finally made a trip to my Ulta in hopes to find Pink Friday and Save Me from the Nicki Minaj Collection.
There were alot of Save Me but no Pink Friday in sight.
But than I wandered the drug store nail polish section and right there in front of my face was a nice pick O.P.I color.
I was thinking I'll just get this one instead...but when I looked at the name my jaw dropped!!
It was Pink Friday! Me and my sis have been wanting this color forever!!

Now lets see these beauties!

Right: Pink Friday
To me this color is the perfect baby doll pink!
Left: Save Me
This is a sliver base glitter with blue, green, pink, yellow and orange which consist of longer refined glitter. If you don't like large glitter this polish is not for you.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

M.A.C. Viva Glam Nicki.

Hey dolls!

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while..this semester is very hectic :(

Anyways, Today Viva Glam Nicki was released at M.A.C stores and counters.

I've been seeing so many bloggers hype about how amazing this lipstick...and I have to agree! 

The shade is so unique and's def a must have!!

This lipstick is described as a "Bright yellow Pink" color and it is Satin finish.

What do you think of Viva Glam it worth the hype?
-Catalina :)


Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Review: NYX Xtreme Lip Creams.

Happy Feb 1st!!

The weather in NYC is 60 degrees and it's getting to me!!
Today I will be discussing this new product from NYX which is the Xtreme Lip Creams.
These are a different formulation than the Soft Matte Lip Creams.
Now let's take a look at these lip creams!!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

1st YouTube Video with my sister!

Hello dolls!

So me and my younger sister started a YT channel!
I've been asked many times to start one and was hesitate because I am shy but my sis convinced me.
So far I need more practice but I really love it already.
I'm excited for what more is to come!


Please check out the channel and let me know what you think!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I'm a Scandalous....

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

This color is a black with purple glitter which consist of small and larger refined sparkles. 
With 2 layers this color is completely opaque. 

This shade is said to be a dupe for Deborah Lippman's Bad Romance.
I heard that Scandalous #761 is suppose to be a release shade of Revlon's Facets of Fuchsia...which I have been wanting forever!

I looked up swatches and they appear to be identical so I'm happy about that!
I really love this shade I feel it is a must have for any girl addicted to polish!!

Two coats of Revlon's Scandalous #761 and a top coat. 

What is your favorite glitter polish? xo - Catalina

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Milani Minerals Blushes.

Hey girls!

So I heard about the 75% off Milani products at CVS and I took advantage!I currently owned Mai-Tai and I absolutely love it! All of the blushes are matte, but Luminous which has gold shimmer.
The compacts have a mirror and brush which is great if you like to take your blush with you through out the day.
The pigmentation and staying power on these blushes are great!
Just another product that proves drugstore is just as good as high end :)
Now lets take a look...

Saturday, January 21, 2012

DupeList: Rimmel London Pink Blush Lipstick.

Hey girls!

So I was walking down the Target aisle and I came across this lipstick.  
I own Airy Fairy and Crush by Rimmel London and this lipstick caught my eye .

I find the formula to be moisturizing and the lasting power is great as well!!

Now let's take a look at this beauty!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

FOTD: Kourtney Kardashian Edition.

Hey dolls!

So I wanted to start of the new year with a BAM! So I put my hair in a high bun and my look ended up resembling Kourtney Kardashian whom I love!  

She's definitely my favorite Kardashian mainly for her sense of style & makeup.
I think her makeup always looks flawless and I love how she plays with bright colors.

Her style is impeccable. I don't think I've ever seen her in anything I haven't lusted after!!

So here is my Kourtney inspired makeup look hope you girls like! 

Saturday, January 7, 2012

M.A.C. Naturally Collection.

HAPPY 2012!

M.A.C cosmetics has really kicked off this year with two great collections, Iris Apfel and Naturally Collection.

Naturally Collection is filled with neutral colors and many products are mineralized.