The app us wine lover's need!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

I'm not going to lie, I've only recently been into wines for no more than a year now. And like most, I started out with Moscato because it's sweet. The other day, a friend and I were browsing wines to try, when all of a sudden she pulled out her phone in excitement and showed me this app she downloaded called, Delectable! 

You can snap a photo of the wine you are looking to purchase and the app will tell you what other wine lovers have to say about it. You can also rate wines you've tried. I've been pretty happy with this app. I almost bought a wine that wasn't really a favorite to many, and so I kept looking until I found one with great reviews. There's also an option for purchasing the wine online, but I haven't tried that yet. I rather buy a wine at the store than wait for it to arrive. lol Let me know if you try this app, or if you have wine recommendations yourself! 

Happy sipping! 
Good vibes, Iced coffee, and mmm wine!!

PS- Please do not drink if under the legal age! I am 24 and totally of legal age :) 

This website helps you find your foundation color!!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY, LOVEBUGS!! :) Speaking of love...I have been in love with my L'oréal True Match (w3/w4) for the longest time, but I've recently decided to start trying different brands of foundation again. Only problem was…I didn't know my shade and didn't know where to start. I know I'm not the only one out there who doesn't look forward to matching my foundation color! It's such a long process and most of the time the lighting inside stores are terrible. I've always been told to walk outside into the natural daylight and look in a mirror to see if your new foundation matches your skin tone. How crazy can one look walking in and out of a store? lol This is why I was excited to try this website I recently heard about! helps you match your foundation color if you already know your foundation color in at least one brand. Even better, if you know more than one! It completely simplifies the process for you! Just don't forget, everyone is a different shade of foundation during the summer/winter months…unless you're a vampire… which in that case, you'd be really pale… 

Step 1: Type in the brand of foundation you already own
Step 2: Search for the type of foundation you use from that brand
Step 3: Select your shade in that foundation
Step 4: Add another foundation (optional, but suggested)
Step 5: Find your matches!

Violà!! How easy was that?! You should see a list of recommended foundations in your specific shade, now all you have to do is head on out to your local beauty store and try out your recommendations! And chances are, you will either be spot on or a shade off. Now, tell me that doesn't save you so much time! Let me know how this site worked for you. Was it spot on or a few shades off? I'm so happy I found this site! 

Until next time!
Good vibes, iced coffee, and wine!

Review: LUSH Sandstone soap

Sunday, February 1, 2015

I'm in need for some serious R&R. I spent my week and most of my weekend in bed. Although, I did manage to get in some gym time. I'm pretty proud of myself for that. I even managed to make myself a nutritious breakfast. We have to take care of ourselves, otherwise who else will do it? :) 

Well, with me being sick and all, bath time is such a huge relaxer. One of the products I've been using for my spa time is Lush's soap in Sandstone. Yup, sand. I just want to say this first, this soap smells sooooo good! It has a citrus scent and whenever I smell it, I feel like I'm a beach somewhere smelling this soap. I feel extremely stress-free and relaxed. It just sends me into vacation mode. Not sure why I associate it with a beach because it has a really strong citrus scent. Oh wait, the sand hahahaha HELLO, someone just had a blonde moment. 

According to the LUSH website, this soap was inspired by the Brazilian babes who mixed sand and tanning oil to get their backsides smooth…whoa, do they know something we don't? Is this how they get such glowing skin? Hmm…I almost want to try this for when I go to Miami… 

Sandstone is actually a really rough soap. I mean…it is sand! It's really hard for me to use this all over my body. My arms and legs can't really candle the scrubbing. I do like using it on my back and neck. If you have really sensitive skin and don't like rough scrubs, this soap is probably not for you. 

Here is the list of ingredients in this (vegan) soap:
Water (Aqua) , Sand , Glycerine , Rapeseed Oil ,Coconut Oil (Brassica napus; Cocos nucifera) , Sodium Hydroxide , Sodium Stearate , Fragrance , Litsea Cubeba Oil , Coriander Oil (Coriandrum sativum) ,Sodium Chloride , Gardenia Extract (Gardenia jasminoides) , EDTA , Tetrasodium Etidronate , *Citral ,*Geraniol , *Limonene , *Linalool , Hydroxycitronellol


So, I know I said I would have makeup looks coming up, but I've been so sick lately, the last thing I want on my face is makeup. iiick! lol Hopefully, I am feeling better by the end of this week. If anyone has a Lush recommendation based on my love for the scent of sandstone, let me know in the comments below! 

Good vibes, iced coffee, and wine
until next time!

Current Drugstore Favorites January 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

Garnier Clean Face Scrubs

  • Blackhead Eliminating Scrub (oily skin): The first one I tried was the Blackhead Eliminating Scrub with charcoal. I bought it because it smelled like a fresh scented men's cologne plus I knew my boyfriend would love using it too. It's oil-free and great for oily skin. If you tend to break out a lot, the charcoal one has salicylic acid for acne treatment. I used up every last bit of the product inside and it did last me a good long while. 

  • Invigorating Daily Scrub (normal skin): The second I tried (which is the current one I am using) is the Invigorating Daily Scrub with peppermint and jojoba beads. I haven't seen this one before, but I am soooo glad I saw it. It really does smell minty like peppermint and feels even more amazing on the skin. I love washing my face with this one because it leaves my skin smooth and tingly. An instant wake up. 

I havent' tried the other ones, but I did give them a sniff at the store and I'm already planning on buying the Balancing Daily Exfoliator with grapefruit and pomegranate for my next face wash.  Let me know if you've tried any of these face scrubs and which one is your favorite! 

Milani Color Statement Lipstick (SANGRIA)

Sangria is a beautiful deep purple berry color I am completely loving right now. I'm usually a nude lip kind of girl, but when I saw this color, I had to have it. It compliments my skin tone and I love it for the winter. It even matches a couple of my winter accessories. I wanted to try one Milani lipstick first before buying more and so far, I am going back to pick up more colors! 

If you have any Milani lipsticks you want to recommend me, leave a comment below! I can't wait to pick more up! 

Until next time!
Keep the good vibes!

LORAC The Royal Eye Shadow Collection

Monday, January 19, 2015

Guess what I got for Christmas?! Well…I'm sure you guessed it if you read the title of this post hahahah. I've actually been meaning to buy one of Lorac's palettes to try out their products. I've already used a few of the colors from each palette and I am really liking them so far. The Royal collection comes with 4 palettes: QUEEN, COUNTESS, DUCHESS, and PRINCESS. Each palette comes with 4 shadows. Most of the shadows are shimmery, but there is at least one matt color in each palette. Unfortunately, I do believe this collection was limited edition for the holidays :( 

ABOVE: QUEEN palette
BELOW: QUEEN palette swatches dry/wet

BELOW: DUCHESS palette swatches dry/wet

BELOW: COUNTESS palette swatch dry/wet

BELOW: PRINCESS palette swatches dry/wet

I did notice the cream white eyeshadows in the Princess/Countess palette chalked up when I used them with water. I could have just used too much water with those particular ones, but I did not have a problem with any of the other eyeshadows in this collection. My favorite so far has been the Queen palette with Princess being second runner up. Anyone else had a chance to snatch up this collection? Leave me a comment down below!

As always,
Keep the good vibes!

Review: Objects of Affection (Gold+Beige) collection

Saturday, January 17, 2015

I'm a really big fan of MAC shimmer pigments. My all time favorite one was Gold Mode, but unfortunately it's been discontinued. Gold mode gave me such a beautiful glow that complimented my skin tone. Anyways, when I saw the Objects of Affection collection, I was immediately drawn to the golds and I am absolutely in love with every color in the Gold+Beige collection. Here are the pigments it comes with (in order): 

  • GOLD

I know this is going to be one of my favorite collections of the year. I usually use them dry, but today I discovered how much more amazing they are when used wet. Check out my photo below showing each color (in order) swatch dry+wet. I even included a photo of them with and without flash. English Gilt is my favorite for my everyday look. It adds just the right amount of glow to my skin making my face appear healthy and pretty! It's so hard to say which of these would be my absolute favorite because  I love them all 100%. I'm a glitter and shimmer girl so this collection is right up my alley, but Deep Brown is a matt pigment perfect for a smokey brown eye. It is worth every penny of my $36. :)

Stay tuned for future posts with my favorite looks I use with these pigments! Let me know if this is also one of your favorites! 

Until next time,
Good vibes, drink your coffee…or wine, 
and be beautiful!

Too Faced CAT EYES Look #1

Monday, January 12, 2015

As promised, I used my Too Faced CAT EYES palette to create a look. You guys know I wasn't too fond of the palette, but I still wanted to show you how I use the few shadows I did like. The first look I wanted to show you guys is more on the neutral side. I only used Tiger's Eye, Leopard, and Panther along with one of my favorite Mac pigments from their holiday collection (Objects of Affection) for the inner corner of my eyes. 

Let's start out with a fresh, primed, and moisturized face, also known as…the scary face. 

Now that we got well acquainted with my baby face, I like to apply my foundation and brows before I apply my eye makeup like so….

Not bad, not bad at all. Before we go on, I'm going to finish one of my eyes. Here is where I cheat and use my favorite golden eye pigment from MAC's (gold+ beige) Objects of Affection collection on the inner corners of my eyes. The pigment I used is called English Gilt. I really love how it highlights and brings out the golden tones in my skin. I feel all extra tan ;) Now THIS pigment was made for us pancake colored Latinas!

I really love English Gilt by itself. I wear it by itself with my everyday makeup. Next up, I will be grabbing Tiger's eye with a blending brush and working it on the outer corner of my eye. I also apply some with a thin brush under my waterline.

Tiger's Eye blends nicely into English Gilt. This is where I darken the outer corner of my eye by grabbing Leopard with the same blending brush.

Next, I grab a tiny bit of Panther and apply that on the middle outer corner of my eye. I only use it to darken it up a little bit more. Nothing too drastic. Oh, and of course on the outer corner under my waterline too. This will add a smokey affect when I apply my eyeliner.

 Just a little more blending…then I can apply my favorite black eyeliner. I use MAC's eye pencil in SMOLDER. It's super black and out of all the eye pencils I've tried so far, this one is my favorite!

I have fairly long lashes so I'm not much of a false lash wearer. All I need is a good coat of mascara and wah-lah! I forgot to take a photo of my mascara, but I curled my lashes and then applied MAC's False Lashes Mascara in False Black. 

And there you have it! Look #1 from the Too Faced CAT EYES palette. I wish the Too Faced Palette had a more golden tone eyeshadow for the inner corner of my eyes like the MAC pigment. The light pink/white colors don't flatter my skin tone. :( Stay tuned for my next look with this palette! Any questions? Comment below! If you have this palette, show me how you use yours!

Until next time,
Good vibes!

Latina Review: Too Faced CAT EYES Palette $36

Saturday, January 10, 2015

I know it's been a really long time since I have paid any attention to my blog, but I've recently made some changes to it, and I almost have it to where I like it :). This past year, instead of blogging, I spent a lot of my time traveling and going to many many many music festivals and shows. Now that I feel like I have a better balance of my life, I want to start up my blog again, and maybe even pursue a youtube channel or two. We shall see!

Because I have been frequently sporting my cat eye look lately, one of the gifts I received for Christmas was the Too Faced CAT EYES palette, and I wanted to write a review on it. With so many palettes out there, it always helps to read reviews! Okay so here is my honest opinion on this…I don't think it's a palette every girl should have. There are a few eyeshadows I love about it, but as a Latina, I sit here and wonder when the heck I will use some of the colors in it. I think I even saw WhatWouldLizzyDo on youtube put hers in a box she was sending out to Glambot. I like to gravitate towards golden shimmer eyeshadows to put in the inner corners of my eyes because it will always brings out the golden color of your skin, especially if you're Latina! I couldn't get that with the 3 light colors in this palette. I even tried using Purr, Meow, and Kitten on my eyelids…and I wasn't really feeling the color. They're just too pink, white, and chalky for my skin tone. I can't work with chalky eyeshadows. :(!!! I even tried the looks on the pamphlet they give you, but they're not always for everyone. Okay, moving on...You get two matt shadows (Meow and Panther) and the rest are shimmery.  At this point, I only have 6 eyeshadows left that I can use because Purr, Meow, and Kitten are too light for me. Panther is a matt black and of all the black eyeshadows I own, I do not gravitate towards this one. Bummer…

Let's move on to the positive things I have to say about this palette! Tiger's Eye is a pretty bronzy brown that I love using in my crease for smokey eyes! It's gorgeous, I love it, I know this will be the first eyeshadow to hit pan on this palette! Leopard is a dark brown that I usually use on the outer corners of my eyes for a smokey eye with Tiger's Eye. Pussy Cat is a pinkish-lavendar more on the pink side that I do like lining the top of my cat eye with. It's a great color to apply on the eyelid too. I don't usually wear pinks, but I could do with this color. Jungle Love is a dark almost black purple with purple glitters in it. I do love this color for the outer corner of the eye for a smokey look or as a smoked out cat eye. Kitty Litter is a silver/blue metallic shadow with metallic glitter in it. I don't really use this color much, but when I do…I put it on my eyelids on a grey/black smokey eye look.

So what is my conclusion? I probably wouldn't buy this for myself. I don't really see this working for many Latina's like myself. However, if you are more fair-skinned, this could totally be a different story for you. I love too faced products, but this one is just not one of them :( Has anyone else swatched this palette or used it? Maybe even have a different outcome than I have? I'd love to hear it, comment below and stay tuned for looks I will create with this palette.

Until next time, 
Good vibes!

Review: NYX soft matte lip creams

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Hey guys! I'm so excited about these matt lip creams by NYX because I for one am not too big on glosses and rarely ware them. These were totally up my alley! I think the main reason why I love these so much has to do with them making my lips feel really moisturized. Bonus:They are cruelty free too! Oh, and if you're wondering about the smell, they do have a sort of....cotton candy smell. hahah I love cotton candy, so it doesn't bother me. I'm more of a pink/nude kind of girl, but lately I've been loving these reds. My favorite out of my current four I have would have to be Milan. I still haven't decided which of the reds I like best. And that's partly due to them being very similar in color except MC MC has maybe a deeper wine red color to it. Has anyone else tried these? What is your favorite color? Oh and I also noticed each one the the lip creams had different expiration dates, so keep a look out for that! Tokyo and Amsterdam have a 9 month life span. Milan has a 12 month, and Monte Carlo Monte Carlo has the longest with 18 months.

(In order from Left to Right: Monte Carlo Monte Carlo, Amsterdam, Milan, Tokyo)

After trying these lip creams, I think I am up for trying their lipsticks now. Hopefully, I love them as much as I love these! Remember to let me know if you have a favorite color you think I should try!

Love and Hugs

Maybelline Color Show Review (Pinkalicious + Orange Fix)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Have I ever mentioned how impatient I am with dry time when painting my nails? I have a friend who tells me I need to do light coats and wait for them to dry and then keep applying coats...she's a nail polish addict. Ain't nobody got time fo' dat! lol Or at least, I don't. So I layer on thick coats and expect it to dry immediately. hahaha talk about high expectations. Well, I decided to give these Color Show lacquers a try because they look so pretty in both packaging and colors. I bought Pinkalicious #170 and Orange Fix #220 because they're really bright colors and I actually love these. I've used them so much they're practically down to half the bottle. I want to buy more colors now. I use two coats of this stuff and they dry fast enough for my expectations. They're also colors that look good on my skin tone especially when I use them together...they make my hands look tan. lol I'm pretty pale at the moment...and hopefully I get a tan in Florida. Anyways, I got bored and doodled with my nail polishes. lol Cute though, right? Anyone want to recommend colors from this line, let me know!

Love and Hugs