Thursday, July 23, 2015

I graduated!

I am extremely happy. In January 21st 2014 I started a new journey in my life going to cosmetology school! and as hard as it was at times because of babysitter situation, I made it! I graduated on July 18th 2015! and not only that but I was determined to get my license right away, and so I scheduled my practical exam 3 days later and today I passed my exam and I am now officially a licensed cosmetologist. I graduated 6 months before my actual graduation date. The last two and a half months were the toughest doing 48 hrs weekly and being away from my kids but God had a plan and he made this possible. I am forever thankful to him and my family for believing in me and helping out as much as they could. So now I am able to make videos and post more on my blog! yes

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water | Review


I have been using the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water for almost a month now and I think Its time for a review/ my thoughts on this product. First of all, I wanna talk about how unique this primer/setting spray is to me. I personally haven't heard of a product that you spray on your face and acts as a primer until I saw this and I wanted to try it out because it sounded so interesting, and I could get various uses out of it. My skin is more on that normal side and only gets a bit oily in the summer. My pores are noticeable and I normally use a primer that will help minimize the size, even though they are not huge but big enough for me to notice. Of course I wasn't expecting this spray to help with my pores but I pretty much use it to prep my skin and I honestly stopped using other kinds of primers since I've been using this. I don't necessarily notice a difference on how my foundation applies but it makes it stay on. After I apply all my makeup including lipstick I spray it on my face a few times and just sets everything. It dries quickly and the smell is AWESOME! I use foundation that are long wearing and they work even better with this spray. I have put it o the test during those days that is crazy humid (I live in Tx) and even after sweating my makeup is on and not patchy or breaking apart. I could apply it during the day if I wanna freshen up my skin and I find myself not having to touch up with powder which is something I don't like doing unless necessary. Yes this products is on the pricy side if you're like me and normally only buy drugstore make up but in my opinion, if I invest in some good primers and setting sprays my makeup doesn't have to be all highend  and it will last on my skin all day. If you are looking for something new to try definitely try the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer Water!, it is a very cool product which performs amazing. And if you feel like $32 is a lot, wait for a 20% off coupon from ULTA like I did and you won't feel as guilty ;)
<Smell is light and refreshing
<for all skin types
<did not break me up 
I hope you found this post helpful and let me know if you have used it and your experience with it.
have a blessed day ;)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hair Color Fail!!

As I type, i'm uploading a video on youtube! and I talk a bit about my hair color fail! Well let me begin saying that I have been doing my own hair for a few years (way before I started beauty school) and for the past 3 years I have been bleaching my own hair, I don't bleach it often and thats why I still have hair but that might also be because I don't bleach my roots. Well on the picture you can see purple hair but this is not what I initially wanted, actually, it wasn't what I wanted at all but my hair took a wrong turn and it was either purple or going dark, and I'm not ready to have dark hair. So now I have this weird brown/orangy hair with purple ends. Basically what happened is that I bleached my hair and I was just trying to take my blond a bit higher since it has grown and I have done this a few times already with no problem, nothing that a toner can't fix, well today not even a toner could help and my hair wouldn't get passed the orange stage. Well I don't have all the products I'd like at home for this type of problem so once the toners I had didn't change my hair much, I decided to just put on this purple and let my hair rest for a couple of weeks before I try anything else. I need to do some deep conditioning before trying to do anything else, in 2 weeks (if I can wait that long) Im going to try to do a bleach bath and see how much of that orange thats hiding there I can get rid off and maybe either put on the purple again or just go and tone it with a nice blond. Its a lot of work and I took on more than I could handle based on the last time I did this, which was about 6 months ago. Well I learned my lesson and I gotta take it easy and just be more prepared for next time, So I just wanted to talk a bit more about my hair color fail and hopefully I can update soon with some better hair news lol.
have a good night.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Spring Essentials

It's the 1st day of SPRING! I love spring but sadly where I live, spring quickly starts feeling like summer and it turns into a hot,humid mess, but I do make the best out of the few weeks when the weather is actually nice. Today I thought it was the perfect time to share a few if my essentials.) S 1.)Sandals: I love wearing sandals even though my feet get really "tan" (dark) but I just love how comfortable they are and I can just put em on with anything. I love bright colors as well as the more nude,tan sandals. This takes me to 2.) Neon nail polishes and in particular the neon yellow nail polishes. This color stays on my toes till fall comes around (haha) my husband tells me I need to switch it up but I am obsessed and I just love how nice and clean it makes my feet look. 3.) I love denim shirts. I tan really easy so I always try to have something to cover up my arms, the denim shirts are perfect to pair up with anything and it covers my arms from the sun and they're light enough to not make me sweat to much. I specially love the light wash ones. For make up 4.) I really like the It cosmetics your skin but better cc cream, not only does it cover like a foundation but it has sf 50, its anti aging and I love how it smells. Its easy to apply and very lightweight. 5.) I need to set anything I put on my face because I like a matte finish, so for years I have been in love with the Rimmel Stay Matte Powder. It is so light but mattifies my skin without making it look cakey, and I can apply it through out the day with out looking powdery and cakey. 6.)Flat Out Fabulous from MAC is one of my all time favorite lipsticks. Its a beautiful color and its matte,which is my favorite finish, specially because when its hot I hate the feeling of sticky lipsticks. This lipstick is very long wearing,and I can keep my eyes very simple with this color. There you have it, These are just some of my essentials, I might just have a 2nd part in a few weeks. This concludes my Friday night blogging, have an awesome weekend.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Maybelline FIT Me MATTE+PORELESS foundation| Review

Number of colors:16
Price I Paid: $8.99 ea
My Color 228 Soft Tan

Who else got excited when you saw this foundation at your local store? I know I did!!!
The only reason why I got so excited is because it is a new formula MATTE+PORELESS!
So a few years back I tried the original formula, i might even have a post talking about it, and honestly it was one of the worse foundations I have ever tried from the drugstore, (and I have tried many). I decided to try this one because I thought "why would they lie by saying its MATTE" so I got it along with the powder and I have been using it for about 3 weeks now, and let me tell you I have NOT used anything else since! This foundation comes in 16 different colors which I think is a nice color selection. It has no scent! As I was looking for my color I saw a few WARM TONES and got very excited because thats always my struggle. Usually foundations look ashy or orange on me, but not having that problem with this one :) I chose 228 Soft Tan and it matches my skin perfect. The CONSISTENCY is RUNNY but don't let that fool you, it covers very well and looks good even if you need to layer it. It gives you enough time to blend it before it starts to set and one set it looks really smooth and matte. I have used this with a primer and without one and it still looks great, but I have set it with the UD ALL NIGHTER SETTING SPRAY and it works wonders!My pores appear smaller but are not completely gone, which is not a huge deal for me because my pores are not HUGE to begin with, my skin looks good with this foundation, it doesn't look dry at all and is not cakey. Its very light weight and I can't feel it on my skin, I don't feel like it transfers much either and thats a plus. To me this foundation wears for a good amount of time before I notice any spots wearing off. Probably within 4 hrs I see a bit of it wearing off on my nose area which is were all my foundations wear off first, but with a little powder it looks great again. I don't ever re-apply foundation during the day, I touch up with powder in rare occasions if needed, which brings me to talk about the FIT ME POWDER a bit. It comes in 8 different shades including a translucent one which I should've went with since I ended up buying a color that is a shade or 2 lighter than my skin. Surprisingly though, its not a big deal because the powder is very light (as in it feels light) powder and the color doesn't seem to change how the foundation looks on me. I apply it with a big flluffy powder brush and I just press it lightly onto my skin to set everything. This powder doesn't look cakey even if I apply it to touch up throughout the day (if needed) but I don't find myself needing to touch up. When touching it with my fingers it feels very smooth and silky which I love, specially because when I go over it with my brush the powder is not flying all over the place. Its not messy. I made a video where I show how I apply it and its now in my YOUTUBE CHANNEL! or you can click here to watch!
I hope I didn't leave anything out, I just love this foundation, leave a comment below to tell me your thoughts ;)
Have a blessed day.