Dreaming in pink for Valentine's Day

Image and video hosting by TinyPicHi and Happy Friday!!
Here are a couple of things that I think would make great little Valentine's gifts & are also a few things that I am coveting. ;) I mean hello...I instantly gravitate toward anything PINK..and I know many of you feel the same. I am currently obsessed with the Too-Faced melted liquid lipstick; it has such great consistency and smells amazing; I have the shade melted peony..definitely worth checking out. OMG, can we talk about these pink pumps ?!...they are the perfect shade of pink and I think they could really dress up any outfit; I have my eye on them ;) All in all, if you're shopping for a loved one or even for yourself, you can't go wrong with these. ;)
Hope this helped..and enjoy !


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Straight from the heart.....


You're only as good as the amount of passion and heart that you put into everything that you do. Have you ever heard of that? Well, if you haven't, I am telling you now that they both go hand in hand. I always try to share what I believe in because I know it can inspire others along the road. Particularly in what we call the "blogger side of the world" (dramatic, I know haha) ...it's not always what it seems. In my short time of blogging, I have learned that you just have to stay true to who you are and do what comes from the heart. As repetitive and as cliche as it sounds, its the honest truth. In other words, just be REAL...People really do appreciate when things are done in a genuine matter ( I know, I do!) When you put your all into something, it will show and others will notice, trust me. 

Ok, I'm done preaching....let's continue on with this outfit (; So as you can probably notice, we had an unexpected cold front here in Miami, so I had to bust out one of my favorite boots! Also, I have been wanting to wear this sweater for quite some time now; I'd always stare at it and think to myself .."When will it be cold enought to wear this?!"; luckily, this past weekend was the perfect occasion to wear it. It was cool and sunny...PERFECT Miami weather (another awesome hair day!). I love that it has this big red heart on it, it's so bright and fun. This could also be a casual outfit for Valentine's day if you don't want to get too dressed up; I always love a casual outfit.

WHAT I'M WEARING
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Scarf : JcPenney / similar here 
Heart Sweater : Target (old) / splurge: here & steal: here !!
LeggingsNanette Lepore
BootsShoe Dazzle / VERY similar here , here and here
Bag : Kate Spade / love this one too.



Yes, I throw in some leopard whenever I can ;)


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With LOVE ,

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"Fifty" Shades of Red


Happy Monday. ! :)
Isn't wearing red such a statement? I think it truly is. Whenever I wear a red top, a red lip or even accessorize with a red bag, I feel like I could take over the world. It has a deeper meaning then it seems...at least to me. Power, Love, Strength, Femininity, Simplicity...,every girl should have a red piece in their wardrobe/makeup bag; I promise it could never go wrong ;) I decided to pair this red cropped top with my favorite high-waisted jeans and complete the look with these black laced-up heels. I especially love the back of the heel, it gives the whole outfit some edge. And guess what, I scored these Chinese Laundry heels at a recent trip to Ross;  I found them for $8.50!!! Yes you read that right..eight dollars! Shopping at Ross is usually a hit or miss for me, but this was definitely a HIT. So, as you can see, they made it home with me (duh).

WHAT I'M WEARING
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Crop Top - JcPenney (on sale!)
High Waisted Jeans - Garage Clothing (on sale!)
Heels - Chinese Laundry via Ross (similar here and here )
Bag - Kate Spade







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A little snake print...


Hello, happy Wednesday!
I hope everyones week is going by smooth because it's almost Friday ! :) I feel like I have been so busy these days, especially since I recently started a new job. I'm not complaining though; change is always a good thing, and its been going great. Anyways, here's a casual get-up that is suitable for almost any occasion. I wore it this past weekend on a shopping trip (tell me, what else is new? LOL). My favorite part of this top is the snake print! I particularly like this color because it is a neutral, so it's safe to mix in some bright colors...like I did ;) It is a more casual feel due to the sandals, but you could definitely dress it up with some laced-up black heels as well...fab-YOU-lous. :)

Also here are my [2015 beauty essentials] in case you missed it; you definitely need to go and check them out ;)

WHAT I'M WEARING
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Top : JcPenney (similar here and here)
Jeans - JustFab
Sandals - Target (similar: Splurge & Steal)
Bag - Kate Spade (similar: Splurge & Steal)







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2015 Beauty Essentials

Hi !
Today I bring you a few picks that I think (nah I'm kidding..that I KNOW) are necessary to add to your beauty routine if you haven't already for the new year!. I am a pretty simple girl when it comes to makeup, but all of these products are a staple and must haves  ! Trust me guys lol :)
All links to products are all right after each photo!

Let's start with the most important part....


Moisturizer :
My Pick ! I use the combo Oily-to-Oily skin formula. I have been using this moisturizer for god knows how long and it definitely keeps my skin from being too oily + dry! I apply it in the morning and sometimes at night if I remember lol. I always apply it when I do my makeup; it really help refresh and prime my face for foundation. This has been a constant repurchase by me.

Concealer : 


My Pick ! I have used a couple drug store brand concealers and they simply do not work for me. I have really dark under eye circles OMG :( And this concealer works wonders ! PLUS it has SPF 35 :) This is definitely my go-to ! I use the shade NW25


Matte Powder : 


My Pick ! I have been using this matifying powder for quite some time now and it definitely works really well ! I have such oily skin, UGH ! This really helps me keep my face matte throughout the day! I apply it like 1-2 times. (I think it's time for a new one haha)


Lip Balm : 


Ok so I am obsessed with these ! I think I own like 5-6 of these babies LOL.... They glide on so soft on your lips and they smell so good. One thing I use these for is to of course moisturize my lips, but I also apply some before I wear any matte lipstick ! I hate when my lips feel dry, so these definitely help keep the moisture ! ;)


Nude & Red Lipstick : 



My Pick ! My ALL TIME favorite nude lipstick is MAC's Half N Half. It is such a nice color. A mix between a light nude/orange/brown. It has the right amount of color that doesn't overpower your lips. I just LOVE it :)

My Pick ! I have a couple of red shades that I love like MAC's Ruby Woo and Riri Woo (which are the same right? LOL ). But the one that I use ALL the time is Revlon's "Love that Red". It is a "red-orange" shade, and it photographs beautifully.


Every day neutral shadows :

The Naked Palettes 1 & 3

top: Naked 1 / bottom: Naked 3


My Picks ! I have a couple of eye shadow palettes but I usually gravitate toward these two. The Naked 1 because it literally offers all neutral colors; which are all essentials. The Naked 3 because of its rose, pinks, and taupey colors that are just beautiful and you are able to mix between both palettes to create a look. I think you'd love them too!


Mascara : 


My Picks ! If I had to pick my favorite beauty product ever, it would have to be mascara ! The main reason why I love it is because I could just wear it alone with a light powder and I still look put together (even if I am half asleep haha). These two are worth the splurge; they both give your lashes a ton of volume. Also, the best part is that they are long lasting and do not smudge! I really appreciate those kinds of details in a product. :)


Brushes :



My Picks! I have quite a few brushes that I utilize when I am doing my make up; but the two that I think are ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL to have is the MAC 224 blending brush and the MAC 195 concealer brush. I have had these brushes for I don't know how long and they still look new to this day! They are definitely worth the investment. As for the other essential eye shadow brushes, my everyday brushes are all from E.L.F cosmetics. The quality is good (sometimes I've had to replace some) and they get the job done. My favorites from them are the studio eye shadow brush and their kabuki brush for face powder.

Brush Cleanser :


My Pick ! I love this stuff ! It's great when I am trying to just spot clean the brushes that I am currently using. It takes all the makeup right off :)



Pastels

I don't know about you but I cannot go a week without changing my nail color ;) I get bored pretty quickly and I am always trying out new colors. Some of favorites are Essie's "french affair" , OPI's "You're such a budapest", Wet n Wild's " I Red a good book" and Essie's "Chinchilly". 


I really hope this helped you gather some picks for your next shopping trip ;)
What are some of your favorites?!
I am looking for a new matifying powder! Let me know ;)

HAPPY SUNDAY!

Thanks for reading :)
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