I’m going to share with you some of my favorite beauty products that I usually shop at Target.
Going to Target it’s a struggle, between their fashion collaborations and their beauty brands I manage to buy I need and things I don’t need!

1) Pixi by Petra

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I tried several products of this U.K based beauty brand. But my favorite product it’s definitely their Glow Mist I use it to set my makeup daily and it works perfectly.

2) Botanics Iconic Clay Mask

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This Clay Mask left my skin super soft it actively removes impurities and deeply cleanses pores. I also tried Boots Botanics Rosewater Toning Spritz to use it as a toner after I wash my face.

3) Nügg products

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I love their single serving mask, easy to use when you travel. My favorite is their Hydrating Mask with Camellia Seed Oil and Spirulina Extract for dry and dehydrated skin.
The eye mask it’s perfect to use before applying your makeup. The lip mask leaves your lips soft and plumped, it contains shea butter, coconut oil and liquorice root complex I also use it before applying my lipstick.

This are just some of my favorite beauty products to get at Target. What’s your favorite beauty product to buy at Target?

  

Today I’m going to tell you about my favorite oil! If you read my past review on my La Mer experience you may remember that I mentioned I mixed it with my favorite face oil.

Well, I can’t keep this amazing product all to myself so I’m sharing my favorite product in the entire world! Yes, it’s not a joke; I even bought a 33.8 oz (1 Liter) bottle so I can use it the entire year! ☺

Rosehip oil, is the best oil I’ve tried so far. Whether you have sensitive skin, oily skin, dry skin, deep wrinkles, sunburns, skin discoloration, scars or basically if you have skin, then this oil is for you.

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Rosehip oil has amazing antiaging properties, it repairs and reverse sun damage and premature aging form the sun. I’ve been using rosehip oil for several years now, at least more than six. It immediately gave me back that youthful glow and overtime it lightened my skin.

It’s full of essential fatty acids that aid cell regeneration and firms skin. It also contains vitamin C, that helps the skin protect against free radicals.
Don’t freak out because you have oily skin! Rosehip is a dry oil so it will be absorbed pretty quickly into the skin.

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How do I use it?

I use it daily at nighttime. I add a few drops to my La Mer moisturizer and then press it into my skin.
I also apply a couple of drops to my already damp Beauty Blender when I do my makeup. Particularly when I apply my concealer since I like to “bake” my under eye area. This helps to keep that area well moisturized and gives a natural finish, since I’m applying a fair amount of powder.

I hope you enjoy this new post and let me know if like using rosehip oil as part as your skincare routine. In my case I might change my night cream or moisturizer but this oil is here to stay! Thanks for stopping by!

  

Welcome to a new post! If you read some of my previous posts you probably know that I’m obsessed with La Mer products. If you haven’t read about my La Mer experience you can read it here.

That’s why I’m sharing my obsession with all of you, hosting this GIVEAWAY.

One lucky winner will take home all the products shown in the picture below.

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Here are the rules:

1- Follow me on Instragram

2- Like the GIVEAWAY post

3- Tag 3 friends

Only USA residents. No fake or commercial profiles. Winner will be chosen at random. GIVEAWAY ends at midnight on Sunday, June 12 CMT winner will be announced on Monday, June 13.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy this little gift. Thanks for your support!

  

Happy Friday! By now y’all know how much I loooove to shop at Zara. You can check my Summer Picks in my previous post. I’ve been shopping there since I was pretty young, let’s say high school times! Yep, that was a long time ago…

I like Zara for many reasons! Number one would be their style. You probably won’t like all of their items; at least that’s what happens to me. I like more of a classic look and this store does a perfect job with that.

Number two would be their quality. I think all their pieces are very well made.
From clothes, shoes and bags, I never had an issue with their clothes. Even the cheapest T-Shirts looked good. Don’t get fooled because it’s $10, they deliver in the quality department.

Last but not least would be price. Even though it’s not the cheapest store out there their prices are very good. Considering some of the items will last quite some time.

 

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Now let’s go to the actual tips:

1- Download the app
WARNING!!!!!!!!!! It’s very easy to use and highly addictive, so be aware… Just kidding you will love it! I find the app easier than the website.

2- If you like something get it!
You probably won’t find the right size if you wait to long!

3- Browse the kid section!
No kidding I’ m on the petite side and I found the cutest shoes in there.

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4- Size up!
Sometime two sizes up, since they have European sizing they tend to be quite small. Don’t trust the size just because it matches what you usually use, it will be small! Don’t size up with shoes.

5- SALE, SALE, SALE!
Don’t skip the SALE season. Sales start at the beginning of June trough the beginning of August (Summer Sale), and from December trough February (Winter Sale). I also scored some amazing deals during Black Friday.

I hope you enjoyed these shopping tips! Let me know how was your experience shopping at Zara and leave some comments below on how this tips helped you.

  

Hi, there! I’m now going to be talking about the products that came in my May Play! By Sephora box. If you’d like to know more about the actual subscription service read my subscription review.

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Now let’s talk about the products I received this month.

– Origins Maskimizer + Drink up and clear improvement masks
This sample comes with three different products you can try.
A) MaskimizerSkin-Optimizing Mask: this Primer preps, primes, and optimizes skin for mask to follow. It improves spreadability and rinseability of masks while hydrating, soothing, and boosting skin’s radiance immediately. Great for use with every type of mask except peel-off, it softens skin and boosts hydration levels.

B) Clear Improvement Active Charcoal Mask To Clear Pores: A charcoal mask that draws out deep-dwelling pore-cloggers. Bamboo Charcoal acts like a magnet to draw out pore-cloggers, white China clay absorbs environmental toxins, and lecithin dissolves impurities. It helps flush out environmental toxins, dirt, and debris that can clog pores and cause skin to look overcast—leaving the complexion clarified and refreshed. I loooooved this mask!!!

C) Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask: This intense moisture replacement mask with avocado and apricot kernel oil deeply and instantly quenches compromised moisture reserves and builds a reservoir for tomorrow. Best for dry skin types, Japanese seaweed repairs skin’s barrier to prevent future dehydration and signs of premature aging. I have to tell you that my skin was extremely soft after the first mask so I can’t tell you if this one was as good as the first mask I tried! Sorry!
Overall, I loved how my skin looked after this masks, I honestly don’t know if it’s because I used them all together. It was a great combo.

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– Korres- Wild Rose sleeping facial
It’s a lightweight overnight facial that brightens and moisturizes with wild rose oil boosted with vitamin C for powerful brightening and antiaging effects. Let me begin to tell you that I love rosehip oil so if you find a product that contains rose oil, get it you won’t regret it. To give you an honest review on this product I would definitely have to try it more than twice. I don’t know if I’m going to purchase the full size version.

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– Briogeo- Don’t Despair , repair Deep Conditioning hair Mask
This Deep Conditioning Mask works in minutes to restore essential hydration and natural vibrancy to dry, brittle, over-processed, and otherwise lackluster hair. Formulated with Briogeo’s unique NOVA Complex, this mask delivers an optimal blend of transformative nutrients from B-vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, algae, and biotin to replenish damaged hair to a shiny, healthy-looking, and lustrous state. Yesssss, rosehip oil… CASE CLOSED! This a great mask to use if you are on the run. You can leave it 5-10 minutes or even overnight. Wait and you shall see what it does to your hair!

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– Amuse Bouche Lipstick: A collection of high-impact lipsticks in dimensional shades that have been handcrafted to deliver extreme moisture, soft texture, and creamy wear. Created and crafted by hand, Bite’s small batch, low-heat process preserves a balanced blend of lip-quenching nutrients, vitamins, and omega oils that are essential for achieving healthy-looking lips. Made with 12 edible oils and triple milled pigments, this lipstick provides saturated lip color with weightless coverage and a citrus flavor made from fresh pressed fruit.

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– Tarte Lip Crayon in Latergram: This versatile lip crayon helps you to easily get vibrant lips with its creamy, easy-glide formula that imparts rich, hydrating pigment in just one swipe. Featuring an automatic twist-up tool, its crisp, tapered tip to help contour and accentuate your natural lip line, leaving you primed and coated with lip-loving™ ingredients while preventing feathering.

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I hope you enjoyed this review! Like I mentioned in my subscription review this box it’s totally worth it if you consider you are trying new things for just $10.
I can’t wait to see what next box may bring!

  

Summer is here and that means new fashion trends and colors we can explore.
This summer selection I made is just an example of some of the things I planned to use this season and some of them are in my neverending wishlist. ☺

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FLAT LACE-UP SHOES: ZARA | BLOUSE: ZARA | SANDALS: ZARA | FLAMINGO DRESS: CHICWISH | ESPADRILLES: TARGET | WHITE DRESS: CHICWISH | PINK SANDALS: NORDSTROM | NAVY BLUE DRESS: MACY’S | PINK SKIRT: ZARA

You may see that most of my selection is from Zara. I’m obsessed with that store, I like how affordable they can be (when they want to)and the amazing quality the offer.

Petite Tip: Don’t forget to check out Zara’s kid section I always find nice shoes for half the price 😉

I hope you enjoy this fashion trends and have fun this summer!

  

Hi everyone and happy Friday! A couple of weeks ago I received my May Play! beauty box. This is a subscription box program that delivers 5 deluxe samples from the same brands they carry out at the store.

This was my first Play! by Sephora Box! I must warn you that in order to received my box I had to patiently wait for almost three months. Yes, there’s a waiting list for it, but I wanted to try it and give you a good opinion on it. I was willing to wait whatever it takes just for you! 🙂

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Today, I will only talk about the actual service. I will make a review on the products in another post.

May box theme was “The force of Nature” delivering only natural product that claimed to be high performing so no harsh chemicals in this particular box.

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Each month you will receive your five samples and plus a fragrance bonus, in a nice collectible bag for just $10.

This is what you will get in your monthly box;

– A book packed with tips and tricks and helpful advices on how to use the products you got that particular month.
– A cute collectible bag that is added each month that you can use for many other things.
– A pass to redeem in- store for a free on one tutorial and 50 bonus Beauty Insider points with any product you purchase during the same visit. (Just remember each ticket may only be used once and expires after 30 days!).
– And last but not least an invitation by email to attend Play! Date, a subscribers meetup held at selected Sephora locations across the country.

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Do the products live up to the $10 price? I would say yes. Would you repurchase it? So far yes, will see what the next boxes have to offer. I like the idea of getting products that I would never pick on a daily basis.
This was my first Sephora Play box and so far I loved it! 🙂

  

Hi, welcome to a new post! Today it’s all about my La Mer crème experience. Before you splurge in any La Mer product you may want to know a little bit more about it.

Let me begin how I got my hands on my first La Mer Crème. A couple of months ago my mom came visit and she said she wanted something to help her look well rested. I immediately thought of La Mer (she has normal skin like me) but she wanted something strong to use daily.

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How do I use it?

I use the original crème La Mer every night before I go to bed ( I find it to thick to use it daily in Houston’s weather).You only need a pea size amount for you entire face and neck. I must warn you that there’s a trick in the way you need to use it.

First, applying your La Mer Crème like you would apply any other moisturizing is a big mistake. You only need a little bit, warm it between your fingers and then apply it. (Tip: I also add some drops of my favorite face oil to help the cream to break down faster). After that you will see that it will become translucent, that’s when you pressed it gently into your skin.

Does it work for every skin type?

Yes, even for the most oily skin or sensitive type. If you don’t like thicker creams for some reason then this type of moisturizing is not for your ( this is why I only use it at night). But you should definitely give it a try to La Mer soft cream which is a lighter version of the original crème La Mer.

Did  La Mer creme worked?

I’m personally really happy with the results, it made a huge difference for my entire complexion my skin looks overall rejuvenated and it gave me back that glow that we all like to have!

Is it worth the price?

Now, let’s talk about the price. Yes it’s expensive…but… I have my 1 oz. jar for 6 months. I would take advantage and get one of the Christmas kits, or any other kit they offer, that way you could try different products at once. Price wise I’m inclined to say this is your best option.

I still have my 1oz. jar is almost 7 months, they say it last around 6 months but since I’m using it with a face oil is lasting a little bit longer.

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The original creme La Mer

Is this a miracle cream?

They do call their main ingredient “miracle broth” an ingredient that was born from the sea that claims to have the power to transform your skin.

It changed the way my skin looks. If you already have deep wrinkles it won’t make them go away but it will keep the skin well hydrated you know hydrated skin is the main factor to prevent wrinkles.

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Final Thoughts

Overall my skin looks smother, brighter and it helped diminish dark spots. Even the driest or oiliest complexion will benefit from it. Don’t get fooled by the greasy texture it will soak right in.

I would definitely recommend is one of the most versatile products I know. If I’m going out of town and I don’t want to take my complete skincare product I just take my La Mer Crème. Is your antiaging, your eye cream and moisturizing all in one, you don’t need anything else.

 

 

 

  

Hi, and welcome to a new post! Last month it was my birthday and I’ve got this gift edition of a Phaidon best seller. This new edition of The Fashion Book takes a fresh look at the fashion world and the people who created and inspired it.
When my friend gave me The Fashion Book as a birthday present, I had it resting in my Amazon basket for far too long, waiting for the “please buy me discount.” Don’t wait that long to get it!

 

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The Fashion Book by Phaidon

 

An A-Z of everything you could wish to know about 200 years of fashion. Models, Moguls, Designers and Photographers are crossreferenced in the ultimate fashion book. It also showcases over 500 years of some of the greatest icons in the industry as Coco Chanel, Alexander Wang, Manolo Blanhnik Gucci and many more. The selection made is a representation of the whole industry, filled with  iconic and inspirational images. The book cuts through the usual classifications by creating fascinating partnerships: the exotic Lady Gaga sits opposite to Christian Lacroix, while Tom Ford sits together with Nicola Formichetti.

 

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Every entry is illustrated with an image that shows a particular aspect of the subject’s work or style, alongside a short text detailing key information about them. Describing Thomas Burberry as the creator of gabardine and giving details on how they created their distinctive beige and red check lining and how is now applied in everything, from umbrellas to bags.

Mentioning Coco Chanel “as a perfectionist, and the way she gestures to Alexander Liberman (former Photographer in charge of the Artistic Director and editorial for Vogue United States ) with her right arm manifests one of her fixations: a comfortable arm movement. She would rip off the sleeves of her suit time and again to achieve a perfect fit. The basic idea for her suits came from the concept of military uniforms.”

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Whether you love fashion, books or decor, this is an incredible option. Long story short this fashion “Bible” captures the history of fashion in one beautiful package.

Trust me, this is the perfect gift for yourself (if you finally decided to press the checkout button 😉 ) or any dedicated fashion follower. If you can get your hands on it, do it, you won’t regret it!

 

  

Hi and welcome to a new post! You already know a few facts about me, if not you can click the link below…My Story

Now I would like to introduce you to my furchild, Maggie! If you follow me in social media you probably seen her in some of the pictures I posted.

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Maggie is a 10 month old white and tan English Springer Spaniel, is amazing how almost a year ago she was just a puppy!

Maggie is a very active and playful dog; she loves looking through out the windows and run everything that comes to our backyard…yep even mosquitoes.

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I’m sure Miss Maggie is a rising star! 🙂

  

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