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NOTW

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ORLY in Glowstick


Full Body Workout

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Nude Pink Lipsticks

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  Revlon- Cupcake Wet n Wild- Think Pink Revlon- Pink Pout MAC- Snob NYX- Pale Pink Maybelline- Porcelain Pink


Favorite Finds at Trader Joe's, Mother's Market, and Sprouts

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I visit all 3 markets every week, each place has something to offer. Here's a list of my favorite finds from each market!


Red Pozole from the hot bar.   They have soy substitute for chicken, the texture & taste is pretty much the same.  Sometimes, I'll just come in for just a bowl of red pozole.  Try it and you'll be amazed.  I love it.Salad Bar- Fresh greens with loads of veggies to choose fromHot Bar- They switch up the menu daily with vegan optionsVoskos Greek Yogurt.  It's my favorite brand of Greek yogurt.  Try the strawberry and vanilla bean with honey flavors; it's super rich and creamy.  I love adding fresh fruits on top of it!
 
Juice Bar. I used to get juices from here, but now I can do it at home. My favorite drink is the super cleansing cocktail.Vitamins- Mother's has the biggest variety of vitaminsRare produce
Fresh baked muffins that are so addicting. Irish Soda Bread- This is a must try.  It feels hard as the rock, but the bread itself is so so…

NOTW

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 I went with French Tips using Sephora by OPI in High Maintenance.  This is my favorite red, ever.   For my nails I used ORLY in Bare Rose; it has a pink hue.

Easy Eyebrow Tutorial using NYC Brow Kit

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I used NYC Brow Kit.

Drew Barrymore's New Makeup line "Flower"

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I came across Drew Barrymore's makeup line called Flower at Walmart.  The display for her line is perfection.  The packaging is so pretty and sleek.  It's a bit pricey for drugstore makeup, but I'm sure it's worth it.  I decided to pick up Flower Kiss Stick High-Shine Lip Color in LS15 - Tulip.

Check out her line here!

NOTW

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 Revlon has new polishes that are scented when the paint is dry.  I chose 370 Not So Blueberry, it actually smells like grapes.  The color is beautiful, pearly purple with shimmer.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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The part where he goes to the dance floor. ;)
I rented The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and I immdetiatley fell in love with the film.  I will purchase this on Bluray ASAP.  I will probably buy the book as well.  THAT's how much I enjoyed it.  The soundtrack is amazing as well.  Here are some of my favorites quotes:

Charlie: Why do nice people choose the wrong people to date?
Bill: Are we talking about anyone specific?
Bill: We accept the love we think we deserve.
Charlie: Can we make them know they deserve more?
Bill: We can try.

Charlie: I don't know if I will have the time to write anymore letters because I might be too busy trying to participate. So if this does end up being the last letter I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school and you helped me. Even if you didn't know what I was talking about or know someone who has gone through it, you made me not feel alone. Because I know there are people who say all these things don't h…

ORLY's New Look & Polishes

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Sally's sends me coupons every month, and I noticed the new look for ORLY.  I stopped by and saw their new shades that I'm absolutely in love with.  

Starting from the left:
Ingenue: Copper metallic
Glowstick: neon/highlighter yellow 
Bubbly Bombshell: fuchsia glitter
Royal Navy: Midnight blue with light blue glitter

Nails of the Week (NOTW)

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I used Revlon Colorstay in 060 Cafe Pink.  In honor of Vday month, I kept it simple with baby pink.  I know on the day of my Vday date (it will probably be on the weekend), I'll switch it to bright red.  My boo likes red on me.

I feel like baby pink or nude colors are usually runny and can be easily ruined if you're not careful.  Is it just me?? haha.

I usually keep my nails really short, but I kept them a little longer.  They look a bit sexier!

Face of the Day (FOTD)

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Steps on how to achieve this everyday look: 1) Apply a small amount of Smashbox Photo Finish Hydrating Primer.   2) Using Covergirl+Olay Concealer Balm, lightly swipe it under the eyes, bridge of your nose, and the cupid's bow.  Blend it all with your fingers or use a foundation brush. 3) Define your brows with NYC Browser Brush-On Brow Kit in 876 Brunette. 4) Apply Buck from UD Naked Palette onto your crease, highlight the brow bone with Virgin using the same palette. 5) Line your eyes with Physicians Formula Kohl Kajal Eyeliner.  Using a Q-tip, soften the harsh cat eye for a natural look. 6)Apply Lancome Cils Booster XL on top and bottom lashes.  Apply 2 coats of Maybelline The Mega Plush Volum' Express on top lashesh and 1 coat on the bottom. 7) For the cheeks I used Benfit Hoola Bronzer, I also applied it to my temples and jawline. 8) Loreal Colour Riche in Blushing Sequin is like a lip stain but a bit creamier.  I only applied one coat for a subtle color. 
*In the 1st p…

Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara Review

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I just bought Milani Total Lash Cover Mascara and this is how it comes out of the packaging. 
 The bristles are plastic and have different lengths, textures, and thickness. 
It says on the box that each section has a specific job: define, build, and curl.
The left has 2 coats of the mascara, and the right are bare lashes. When applying mascara, I never wear it alone, a mascara primer is needed.  I got this Lancome sample from Sephora, and I'm planning to buy the full size! It's one of the best!  The left has 2 coats of mascara, and the right has a coat of the mascara primer and 2 coats of mascara.  See the difference? The right has more volume and it's super long.  I give this mascara a 4 out of a 5!

Review and Tutorial on Kiss Gradation Polishes

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So, I purchased this at Walmart, for I believe, $6.  I was pretty excited to give this a go.  I tested it on my mom, and she instantly fell in love with it.  She was content with step 1, because of the pretty shimmery pearl  color.  She said, "What else do you want to add, it's pretty already?!"
That's the result! She was super excited and kept staring at her nails.


The kit includes 3 polishes:

Step 1: Apply 2 coats of nail polish #1.
Step 2: Apply nail polish #2 on to 1/3 of the nail, starting at the end.  Step 3: Immediately apply nail polish #3 before nail polish #2 dries.  Start applying the polish in the middle of the nail to the tips, to have the gradient look.
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TIP: Apply another coat of nail polish #3 to make it look even more vibrant! Also, add a top coat to keep it looking glossy and chip free as long as possible.

This kit is very easy & affordable, and I would recommend this to anyone! 

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January 2013 Favorites

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1) EOS Blender Sponge is a dupe of the Beauty Blender.  It's 2/$9 at CVS. I use this to blend my foundation and concealer, use it damp and you'll achieve a flawless look.

2) Milani Eye Tech Bold Liquid Eyeliner is a like a thick marker, use it for an easy winged eye.  It seriously took me less than a minute to wing out my eyes.

3) Milani Eye Tech Extreme Liquid Eyeliner is another favorite because it has a fine tip so your lines will be precise.

4) ELF Eyelid Primer - I finally finished my UD Primer Potion and needed a fast replacement.  I got this for $3 and guess what? It does it's job.  It's silky and absorbs quickly.  My eye makeup lasts all night!

5) Covergirl +Olay Concealer Balm- I have found my go to concealer.  You don't know how many concealers I bought in the past couple of months.  I thought the new Loreal Crayon concealers were going to be my fave, but Covergirl beat it! I love that it's moisturizing and blends so effortlessly.  The coverage is gr…

Super Bowl

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Congratulations to the Baltimore Ravens!!! I have a lot of favorite teams such as: Broncos, Ravens, Vikings, Steelers, and The Jets.  I still don't have a set team like my Dodgers & Lakers.  So I was thrilled that the Ravens were in the super bowl instead of The Patriots.  Ray Lewis and Joe Flacco did an amazing job!  I also enjoyed watching Michael Crabtree, because I used to watch him play for Texas Tech.  This Super Bowl was so intense and stressful, but I had a blast watching it! I'm so glad that the 49ers didn't win!!  SF can't win both the World Series and Superbowl.  HELL NO! :) Just want to thank Ray Lewis for all that he has done for Baltimore!

Anyways, here's my look of the day:

Brandy Melville LA cut off tank, F21 leggings, and Air Jordan Retro 11 Bred. 

For the face, I kept a very minimal eye makeup and with a mauve lip.


Clock wise: NYX Bohemian Chic palette, ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzer in Antigua, Loreal Magic Lumi Primer, NYX Jumbo Eye …