Saturday, July 30, 2016

July Favorites

    And just like that, July has come to an end…well almost. July flew by very quickly for me that I almost forgot to plan for my monthly favorites post! However, during mid-July I had already been using a few of the same products constantly. This made it fairly easy for me to select what was going to be included in this months favorites. I must say, this month I tried amazing products and I cannot wait to share them with you.

 Becca- Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Opal $38
      If you are looking for a pigmented highlighter, this product is for you! I cannot describe to you how beautiful this highlighter is. It gives the perfect amount of shimmer and it makes your skin look incredibly dewy and glowy. This is definitely a stable item for the summer.

Too Faced- Love Eye Shadow Palette $15
       I went to Nordstrom Rack one day and I came across a makeup section. I was quite surprised to find great brands at an affordable price. Brands such as Too Faced, Urban Decay, Tom Ford, NYX, and a few others that I cannot remember. The Love palette from Too Faced caught my eye because of the beautiful eye shadow colors. I think these colors would be perfect for the autumn and winter season. This month I have been using the shades cherish, devotion, and puppy love frequently.

Lorac- Buildable Blush (Matte) in Prism $22
        As I was cleaning out my makeup drawer the other day, I noticed that I have a low selection of blushes. Therefore, I made it my mission to start buying more blushes. This month I have been loving the Lorac blush in prism. It is a beautiful peach-pink color. It gives a beautiful soft pigment to your cheeks while not being too vibrant.

Mayebelline- Dream Lumi touch Highlighting Concealer in Nude Chair $5.59
          If you have read my June Favorites post, you would know that I like to try different concealers quite a lot. This month I finally decided to try the lumi touch highlighting concealer for the first time. I heard a lot of people talking and raving about this product for long time, so I decided to try it for myself. I must say, this concealer does brighten up my under eyes as well as give me enough coverage. I love it!

Maybelline- Color Whisper Lipstick in Coral Ambition (discontinued)
       Orange lips have been a must-have for me this month. I think it is the perfect color for the summer time. I’ve had this lipstick for a while now and it wasn't until this month that I decided to wear it on my lips again. This lipstick is very moisturizing as well as pigmented. It has a soft coral shade and its perfect if you just want a soft tint on your lips and nothing too dramatic.

Revlon- Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Rendezvous (discontinued)
       Unlike the Color Whisper lipstick in Coral Ambition, this lip stain is quite on the vibrant side. It is the perfect orange shade and it would look beautiful with a dewy face look, especially with the Becca highlighter I mentioned in the beginning. It is the perfect summer color!

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge $6.99
     Before purchasing the real techniques sponge, I would always use a brush to apply my foundation. When I would use a brush, I would have to brush and brush for quite awhile to really blend my foundation into my skin. However, ever since I started using the sponge my skin has looked incredible. The sponge allows the foundation to really absorb into your skin making you face look flawless and natural. Quick tip! Wet your sponge first and make sure to squeeze out the excess water in order to get the best results.

Rugrats T-Shirt $12.99
    Rugrats was my all time favorite cartoon show as a child. So when I saw this t-shirt, I just had to have it! (Even if this t-shirt was from the men’s section). Is it just me, or does the men’s section of many stores have a wide variety of cool graphic t-shirts? Honestly, this is probably the best t-shirt I ever owned.

 Mrs. Thinster’s Toasted Coconut Cookie Thins
     These cookies are so good! Whenever I reach for a cookie, I can’t help but to always take a whiff of the inside of the bag. The smell of sweet coconut is amazing. These cookies are crispy thin, and most importantly delicious!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Elegant Chic

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Dress: Forever 21 (similar version here) / Denim Shirt: Boohoo / Shoes: Asos (similar version here) / Sunglasses: Aerie / Cap: 49er Shop

Hello Everyone! Today's outfit is very simple and casual. There are some days when I don't feel like doing much with my outfit. Whenever I don't feel like going through my closet to choose a stylish outfit, I tend to always reach for a dress. I like wearing dresses rather than a top and bottoms because they are so easy to throw on. Just add some accessories and nice shoes, and you're good to go. 

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Blouse: Ross, Jeans: JcPenney, Shoes: Nine West, Sunglasses: Forever 21

I've become quite obsessed with surplice style blouses lately. Its loose neckline adds a feminine and polish touch, all while making your outfit seem effortlessly put together. 

Friday, July 15, 2016

Summer Must Reads


Since it's summer, what better way to enjoy this lovely weather than with a fun summer read? Especially if these books involve a fun summer romance? Here I include some of my favorite books that I enjoyed reading during summer and I hope you will too! 
    I am a self-proclaimed book worm. I enjoy ending my day cozying up in bed and reading a good book. I like checking off my reading list during summer and winter break before heading back to school because once school starts I hardly have any time to read. I think my love for reading grew when I was about 10 years old. During elementary school, I remember my school held book fairs and I would always purchase at least one book. Judy Moody, Lizzie Mcguire, and American Girl books were my absolute favorite books during my childhood. My parents would take me to Borders and I was allowed to purchase one book. I would aim towards the Lizzie Mcguire books all the time. I recall telling myself that I would collect all the Lizzie Mcguire books. I made it my mission to make it happen, but sadly I stopped by the fifth book. As I got older, I became gravitated towards fantasy, dystopian, romance, contemporary, and paranormal genres. Today, I have quite a collection of books. However, I had to stop purchasing books due to not having any more room in my bedroom. I plan to purchase a large bookshelf soon, so once I have it I'll continue my never-ending collection! (I'll make that my new mission).

The Moon & More by Sarah Dessen
    "At first glance, Maline seems to have it all. A great boyfriend, a close-knit family, an idyllic beach town to call home. But now, in the summer before college, Maline wonders if perfect is good enough. Then she meets Theo, an ambitious young New Yorker assisting on a documentary film about a reclusive local artist. He's sophisticated and exciting, and thinks Maline is destined for bigger things. Maline wants the moon and more, but can she balance where she comes from with where she's going? " - Books description 
Sixteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
     "Anna is dreading another tourist-filled summer on Dune Island that follows the same routine: beach, ice cream, friends, repeat. That is, until she locks eyes with Will, the gorgeous and sweet guy visiting from New York. Soon her summer is filled with flirtatious fun as Anna falls head over heels in love. But with every perfect afternoon, sweet kiss, and walk on the beach, Anna can't ignore that the days are quickly growing shorter, and Will has to leave at the end of August. Anna's never felt anything like this before, but when forever isn't even a possibility, one summer doesn't feel worth the promise of her heart breaking... " - Books description 

Cruel Summer by Alyson Noël 
    " Having recently discarded her dorky image-and the best friend that went with it-Colby Cavendish is looking forward to a long hot season of parties, beach BBQs, and, hopefully, more hookups with Levi Bonham, the hottest guy in school. But her world comes crashing down when her parents send her away to spend the summer in Greece with her crazy aunt Tally. Stranded on a boring island with no malls, no cell-phone reception, and an aunt who talks to her plants, Colby worries that her new friends have forgotten all about her. But when she meets Yannis, a cute Greek local, everything changes. She experiences something deeper and more intense than a summer fling, and it forces her to see herself, and the life she left behind, in a whole new way. " - Books description

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
    " Life in Samantha Reed's home is neat and clean and orderly-precisely planned by her local politician mother. Next door, at the Garretts', things are loud, messy, and irresistible. And when gorgeous Jase Garrett climbs the trellis outside her bedroom and enters her life, she finds herself falling passionately in love with him and everything he brings with him. The only hitch is, she's got to hide it from her mother. Then something unthinkable happens, and Samantha is suddenly faced with an impossible decision. Which perfect family will save her? Or is it time she saves herself? " - Books description 

Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
  " Nights have always been Auden's time, her chance to escape everything that's going on around her. Then she meets Eli, a fellow insomniac, and he becomes her nocturnal tour guide. Now, with an endless supply of summer nights between them, almost anything can happen... " - Books description 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Autumn Dreaming...


Friday, July 8, 2016

Red, White, & Blue

Shirt: Kohl's, Skirt: Marshall's, Shoes: Forever 21, Sunglasses: Betsey Johnson
    I don't know if you have noticed, but bandana's have become quite trendy this season. Whenever I would shop online, I would notice many of the models wearing a bandana with their outfits, and to no one's surprise, I've become quite fond of them. The perfect outfit to combine with a bandana is with a simple white top and denim bottoms whether it be a denim skirt, shorts, or jeans.  

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Cucumber Lemonade

     There is nothing better than enjoying an ice cold glass of fresh lemonade during the summer season. I am a lemonade fanatic, especially during this time of year. I have tasted many variations of lemonades ranging from strawberry, lavender, and ice tea. A few days ago, my dad made some cucumber lemonade or as we call it in Spanish, agua de pepino for the family, and I really enjoyed it! It is very refreshing and full of flavor. I grew up drinking this popular Mexican drink, and I am sure a few of you have as well. So, today I decided to make some myself and share the recipe with you all.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016



Sunday, July 3, 2016


Friday, July 1, 2016

June Favorites

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