Thursday, August 27, 2015

Makeup Bag Essentials



¡Puedes leer este post en español en Tu Cita De Belleza!

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A woman's purse is filled with stuff that no one would ever imagine, but one thing that always has to be there is a makeup bag. Every woman should be prepared for any ocassion, and even more so when she is out and about - of her house. One never knows what can come up after work; a dinner with her friends, a birthday party or to simply touch up after a long day of work, and we should have some important products at hand so we can show up fresh and put together. 


A concealer to cover your under eye circles and look more awake and energized after a long day. Use one that doesn't require you to apply powder afterward. 


A bronzer to contour your cheekbones with a fine brush that fits comfortably in the bag. You can also use the bronzer as a blush (if it has a little bit of shimmer) so it can simulate a natural tan - a just came out of the beach kinda look... and not from the office.


A blush to add color to your cheeks with a small brush (or kabuki) to apply it easily. 


A variety of lip products in different shades so can have some options according to the ocassion. Include a nude lip color, a darker shade and a lip balm for chapped lips. 


A mascara to wake up the eyes. This mascara from Clinique has an ideal size and it works perfectly on your upper and bottom lashes. 


A perfume to freshen up and smell nice. Try to keep a smaller size of your day-to-day perfume in your bag so you don't combine scents. You can find almost every perfume in a roller ball or sample form. 


And last but not least, a mirror to apply your makeup precisely, hair ties so you can put your hair up if it's too hot and a sanitizing hand soap to clean your hands after going to the restroom or before eating. 


What do you carry in your makeup bag? 



Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Mom Jeans






Jeans: Levis - 501
Sandalias / Sandals: Steve Madden
Collar / Necklace: Rocksbox

Desde hace un buen tiempo había querido comprarme unos Jeans Levi's y por fin logré comprarme un par que me encanta - los 501. Levi's es una de las marcas más icónicas de blue jeans en el mundo, pero siempre los había asociado con jeans de mamá o de papá - de repente porque mi papá los ha usado toda su vida. 

No se puede decir que Levi's ha vuelto al mercado porque la verdad es que siempre ha estado y siempre ha sido uno de los grandes. Pero como ahora usar los "jeans de mamá" y lo "vintage" está de moda, ¿qué mejor marca utilizar para atacar esta moda que los jeans de Levi's?   

Por otro lado, tengo tantos proyectos en movimiento y en mente que me tengo que sentar a organizarme. Tengo que comenzar a establecer un horario de trabajo fijo y despertarme temprano (ugh) para llevar a cabo todo lo que tengo planeado. Por lo menos ya compré una agenda, así que paso uno: ¡listo! ¡Muchas cositas buenas vienen en camino!

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I've been wanting a pair of Levi's Jeans for a while now and I finally bought a pair that I love - the 501's. Levi's is one of the most iconic jean brands in the world, but I had always associated them with mom or dad jeans - maybe because my dad has worn them all his life. 

You can't really say that Levi's is now back on the market because the truth is that it has always been there and it has always been one of the biggest brands. But since now wearing "mom jeans" and "vintage" is in, what better brand to wear to embrace this trend than Levi's?

On another note, I have so many projects going on and in mind that I have to sit down and organize myself. I have to start by stablishing a work schedule and weaking up early (ugh!) to do all that I have planned. I already bought a planner, so step one: check! A lot of good things are coming!


"I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans:
the most spectacular, the most practical, 
the most relaxed and non chalant. 
The have expression, modesty, sex appeal, 
simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes."
- Yves Saint Laurent. 




Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Family Plans







Blusa / Top: H&M (similar)
Zapatos / Shoes: Zara (similar)
Cartera / Purse: Zara
Zarcillos / Earrings: Rocksbox

Estas semanas han sido como una montaña rusa de emociones ya que han pasado cosas muy buenas y cosas no tan buenas.  Una de las mejores cosas que han pasado es que mi familia está visitándome y no saben lo feliz que eso me hace. Soy una persona a la que le encanta estar con su familia, aun mas cuando no es algo que puedo hacer muy seguido. 

Claro que el tener a tu familia visitándote implica mucho mall, un poco de shopping (yay!) y mucho caminar. Para esto hay que vestirse de una manera muy cómoda que te permita estar fresca todo el día y preparada para cualquiera que sea el plan. 

Estos chores de Urban Outfitters los tenía en el olvido. Los compré hace un par de años para un Spring Break y no los he utilizado tanto como debería. Los re-descubrí cuando comenzó a pegar el calor fuerte en Miami y tuve que recurrir a los pocos chores que tengo para tener looks frescos. Me parece que son súper fáciles de hacer, de repente un día de estos les dejo un DIY para que tengan unos chores iguales a estos. ¿Qué les parece?

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These past weeks have been like a roller-coaster of emotions because many good, and not so good, things have happened. One of the best things that happened is that my family is here visiting and you have no idea how happy that makes me. I'm someone who loves being with her family, and even more so when it's not something that I can do very often. 

Of course, having your family visiting implies a lot of visits to the mall, a little bit of shopping (yay!) and a lot of walking. For this, you have to dress in a very comfortable way, that allows you to stay and feel fresh throughout the day, and also be prepared for whatever the plan is. 

I had forgotten all about these shorts from Urban Outfitters. I bought them a couple of years ago for a Spring Break trip and I haven't worn them as much as I should. I re-discovered them when the strong heat started in Miami and I had to reach for the few shorts that I have in my closet to have fresh looks. I think that they're very easy to make, so maybe I will have a DIY for you guys soon on how to make shorts similar to these. What do you think? 


"I have learned that to be with those I like is enough."
- Walt Whitman.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Ipsy Review | July



Este es el segundo estuche de Ipsy que me llega y cada vez estoy más segura de que me encanta estar suscrita a este servicio. El tema del mes fue el verano y el diseño del estuche, con el estampado llamativo y colores brillantes, era la perfecta representación de eso. 

Me gustaron todos los productos, tanto así que los incluí inmediatamente en mi rutina de maquillaje, y algunos se han convertido en mis favoritos. Me parece que la gama de productos que incluyeron este mes fue muy completa porque tienes casi todo lo necesario para arreglarte para el día o la noche -  agregando uno que otro producto extra de tu propia colección. 

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This is the second time that I get an Ipsy bag and I am even more certain that I love being subscribed to this service. The month's theme was "Summer" and the design of the bag, with it's stunning print and bright colors, was the perfect representation of that. 

I liked every single one of the products, so much so that I immediately included them in my makeup routine, and some of them have already become my favorites. I think that the range of products that they included this month is pretty complete because you have almost everything that you need to get ready for a day or night out - adding one or other product from your own collection. 


Tarte - Amazonian Clay Waterproof Bronzer 

¡No tienen idea de mi emoción al ver este bronceador de Tarte en el estuche de Ipsy! Siempre he escuchado cosas buenas de esta marca pero no me he permitido comprar nada de ellos porque no me parece una marca económica. Quedé enamorada de este bronceador y lo he incluido en mi rutina de maquillaje de todos los días - perdón Laguna de Nars. Es un producto que queda muy bien en el rostro porque asentúa muy bien los pómulos (si lo usas para contornear) y tiene el brillo suficiente (ni mucho ni poco). También lo puedes utilizar como colorete para un look como de bronceado natural. 
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You have no idea how excited I was when I saw this Tarte bronzer in my Ipsy bag! I always hear great things about this brand but I've never let myself buy anything from them because I think it's kind of expensive. I fell inlove with this bronzer and I've already included it in my daily makeup routine - Sorry Nar's Laguna. It's a very flattering product because it accentuates your cheekbones (if you're using it to contour) and it has the necessary shine (not too much and not too little). You can also wear it as blush for a natural-tan kinda look.  

Be a Bombshell Cosmetics - Lip Balm

Me encantó este bálsamo de labios porque es muy cremoso y no te deja los labios empegostados. El color rojo-naranja es perfecto para darle un toque sutil de color a los labios. Nunca me voy a quejar de un bálsamo de labios porque siempre son necesarios, creo que la mayoría de mis carteras tienen dos o mas bálsamos en ellas y uno nunca puede tener suficientes. 

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I loved this lip balm because it's very creamy and it doesn't leave your lips sticky. Its red-orange shade is perfect enough to give a touch of color to your lips. I'm never going to complain about receiving lip balms because they are always necessary. I think most of my bags have two or more lip balms in them and you can never have enough. 

Pur~Lisse Delicate Gentle Soymilk Clenser and Makeup Remover 

Lo he utilizado dos o tres veces y siento que hace un buen trabajo aunque no uno excelente en remover el maquillaje y limpiar el rostro. Es perfecto para llevártelo de viaje (cosa que hice) ya que puede meterlo fácilmente en tu estuche de maquillaje y no ocupa mucho espacio. 

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I've used it two or three times and I feel that it does an OK job in removing makeup and cleaning your face. It's a perfect size product for traveling because you can easily stick it in your makeup bag and it doesn't take much space.  

Tiny Beauty - Eyetiny Sizzle Stick Eyeliner (Blue Hawaiian) 

Nunca he utilizado un delineador de ojos que no sea negro, por lo cual sinceramente les cuento que no he utilizado este. Solo lo probé en mi mano y me pareció que era super cremoso y fácil de aplicar, ademas de que el color es espectacular y llamativo. Tengo que expandir un poco mas mis horizontes y salir de mi zona de confort en cuanto a estos productos coloridos... ¡lo haré!

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I have never used an eyeliner that is not black, which is why I have to honestly tell you that I haven't tried this one out. I only swatched it out in my hand and I thought that it was very creamy and easy to apply, and the color is amazing and bright. I have to broaden my horizons and heavy my comfort zone when it comes to these bright colored products... I'll do it!

Jor'el Parker - Classico 

Es un perfume muy refrescante e ideal para el verano. Es dulce, pero al mismo tiempo tiene un toque de mandarina que lo hace muy fresco. Lo que mas me gusta es que lo puedes aplicar con bolita, lo que hace que el producto dure mucho mas. Normalmente los perfumes de muestra vienen en un mini frasquito de spray que utilizas una sola vez y ya se termina. 

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It's a very refreshing and summery perfume. It's sweet but it has a touch of mandarin, which makes it very fresh. What I like the most is that it comes in a roller-ball form, which makes the product last longer. Normally, perfume samples come in a very tiny spray bottle that you apply once and it's gone. 


"If you're sad,
add more lipstick
and attack!"
-Coco Chanel