Dec 12, 2014

Beauty Gift Guide

gift guide


Lipsticks and blushes and eyeshadow brushes....these are a few of my faaaaavorite things (in my best Julie Andrews voice) and tis the season of giving. That is why I have decided to post a couple of gift guides to make shopping a little easier this year. My first guide is for that friend or family member that loves everything beauty and makeup and is always up to date with the latest beauty trends. Some of these are also great stocking stuffers. Gift them individually or as one big gift, these will definitely make someone very happy this holiday season. Happy Shopping!! 

1. BHCosmetics Set of Makeup Brushes ($21) - How cute are these?! this 14 piece brush set comes with a variety of brushes for the eyes and the face and it comes in super cute case that makes it easy to store and keep your brushes in one place. The design is so chic, you can display your makeup brushes on your vanity and use it as decor. The case is also small and compact making it easy to pack and throw in a bag, perfect for the person thats always on the go or traveling. (Shop Here)

2. Urban Decay Vice 3 ($60) - Vice is back, in its third edition and it is fabulous! totally worthy of the name. Featuring 20 gorgeous brand-new, exclusive, never- before-seen shades in a mix of brights and neutrals. You guys know by now I am a huge fan of the Urban Decay brand and Vice is one of the many palettes from Urban Decay that I love. This will be the perfect gift for someone that is starting to play with different color eyeshadows and it can also be the perfect addition for the makeup pro to add to her collection. (Available at Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, beauty.com)

3. Elizabeth Arden Blender brush ($15) - I did not know what I was missing out on until, I started using a blender brush. It is a must have and should be in everyones makeup bag especially if you like to contour. This blender brush makes it easy to get to those hard to reach areas, like around the eyes. This one is definitely the perfect stocking stuffer. (Available here)

4. Ardell Fashion Lashes ($3.59) - My go to when I want to add extra volume and a little drama to my eyes. I buy these by the stacks, because I usually find them on sale. These are so perfect and I get so many compliments on them because they look so natural. My absolute favorites are the Demi 120 and the Wispies. (Shop here)


Beauty gift guides

1. The Petit Beaute Box with Clear Knobs ($215) - Makeup Storage is a must, how many times have you found yourself searching for that one eyeliner or lipgloss inside a makeup bag or drawer? It can be so time consuming and unnecessary. That is why I love this box, it allows you to organize your makeup and polishes all in one place and best of all it looks great, so you can keep this on top of your vanity as part of your decor. This petit Beaute Box features 5 drawers, a top drawer with an open/close lid and 4 easy slide drawers. Last but not least, the knobs are interchangeable! you can purchase different shape and color knobs to give this gift a more personalized touch. (shop here)

2. Urban Decay little Perversions Set ($45) - A little something for that naughty friend on your list, this kit includes five products for perfectly defined eyes. Inside this little black bag you will find a full size "All Nighter Eyeliner" and "Ink for Eyes, a travel size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in perversion, and deluxe samples of the hit duo Perversion Mascara and Subversion Lash primer. (Exclusively at Sephora here)

3. Urban Decay Full Frontal Lipstick Stash ($39) - This set is loaded with six deluxe samples of Revolution Lipstick in three of their best selling shade and three never before-seen ones. Lady flower, Crush, and Illicit are all new shades of pink, while some of my favorites Gash, Liar and F-bomb round out the set with deep reds and classic nudes. (Available at, Sephora, Ulta.com, Macys.com, beauty.com) **Macy's Is giving a gift with purchase ;)

Beauty gift guides
I don't know about you but I can not live without nail polish and eyeliner, and to me these are the best stocking stuffers ever. 

1. L'Oréal Paris Sparkling Soirée Nail Collection ($5.99) - This modern soirée-chic holiday collection is perfect for the season. The collection includes four winter shades and four glitter top coats that will allow you to create up to 24 mesmerizing looks. (Available at food and drug retailers nationwide until supplies last)

2. Urban Decay Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set ($52) - If you know someone like me that likes to experiment with different color eyeliner, this liner set is all they will need this holiday season. This set comes with nine travel-size shades in new, exclusive shades plus a full-size Perversion pencil. Like some of the other sets I've mention, this one comes with a mix of brights and neutral shades. To top it off it comes with a Grindhouse Double-Barrel Sharpener with the tagline " Sharpen your weapon" to make sure you're always armed and ready to go with a perfect winged eye. (Available Exclusively at Sephora and Sephora.com)

I will be posting some more gift guides in the next coming days. Is there a particular person you are finding it hard to shop for? let me know and I will try my best to help you out. 

XOXO
Nadia

Nov 26, 2014

Kiss Kiss

nstyles t-shirt
nstyles t-shirt
T-Shirt: NStyles c/o (here) || Skirt: DVF || Jacket: Zara (old) Similar (here) || Shoes: Aldo

I love a good print t-shirt and lately I am obsessed with pretty much anything that has a lip print on it. It's on my desktop, as wall art in my home office and I am on the hunt for a mug that had gold lip print on it (saw it on pinterest, if any of you know where I can find it please let me know) So when NStyles sent over this tee I was in heaven and I couldn't wait to wear it. I've had this skirt since the summer but had not worn it, I knew immediately that this DVF skirt was just waiting for this tee to make its debut. I love the details on this skirt, I am not a curvy girl at all but I feel like this skirt gave the illusion of some subtle curves and I couldn't be happier. 

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Me encanta la camisetas con impresión y últimamente estoy obsesionada con casi cualquier cosa que tenga una impresión de labios lo tengo en mi computadora, como arte en pared de mi oficina y estoy a busca de una taza que teníe una impresión de labios (lo vi en Pinterest, si alguno de ustedes sabe donde puedo encontrarlo por favor hágamelo saber) Así que cuando NStyles  me envio esta camiseta estaba super contenta y no podía esperar a usarla. He tenido esta falda desde el verano, pero no la había usado, supe inmediatamente que esta falda DVF estaba esperando la llegada de esta camiseta para hacer su debut. Me encantan los detalles en esta falda, yo no soy una chica con curvas, pero esta falda dio la ilusión de algunas curvas sutiles y yo no podía estar más feliz.

XOXO
Nadia

nstyles t-shirt
nstyles t-shirt
nstyles t-shirt
nstyles t-shirt
nstyles t-shirt
nstyles t-shirt

Nov 24, 2014

Black Maxi & Giveaway

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giveaway

Dress: Fevrie c/o ( here) || Shoes: Forever21 || Necklace & Earings: Aldo || Sunnies: Ray-Ban

Happy Monday! hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I have been so busy planning for the Holidays and that includes bringing tons of holiday focused posts to the blog. So get ready for an overload of holiday outfit ideas and gift guides coming your way starting this week. What better way to start than by showing you guys this absolutely fabulous maxi dress from Fevrie. It is definitely my favorite LBD of the moment and I know I will be wearing it more than once in the next few weeks. I am obsessed with the back of this dress and the subtle side slit. I feel sexy without having to show a ton of skin. 
Now in the spirit of the Holidays Fevrie and has teamed up with NacStyles to giveaway a $50 gift card to one lucky reader. So head on over to my Instagram for all the details on how to enter. 

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Feliz Lunes! Espero que hayan tenido un fin de semana fantástico. He estado tan ocupada con la planificación para la temporada navideña y eso incluye traer toneladas de posts enfocados en navidad para el blog. Así que prepárense para una sobrecarga de ideas de traje de fiesta y guías de regalo que  lanzare al partir de esta semana. ¿Qué mejor manera de empezar que mostrarles este vestido maxi absolutamente fabuloso de Fevrie. Es sin duda mi vestido negro favorito del momento y sé quelo usare más de una vez en las próximas semanas. Estoy obsesionada con la parte posterior de este vestido y la abertura sutil en la parte de abajo. Me siento sexy sin tener que mostrar una mucha piel.
Ahorra en el espíritu de las fiestas Fevrie y se ha asociado con NacStyles para regalar una tarjeta de regalo de $50 a un afortunado lector. Así que denle un vistazo a mi Instagram para todos los detalles sobre cómo participar y ganar.

XOXO
Nadia

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Giveaway
Giveaway
Giveaway

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween Scarecrow Costume

Scarecrow Costume
Scarecrow Costume
Overalls c/o: Old Navy || Shirt: Forever21 || Hat: H&M || Booties: Forever21
Happy Halloween!!! Today I want show you guys how I put together a last minute costume using pieces from my closet. I love halloween and love dressing up but I don't like buying the overpriced costumes at major retailers and halloween stores. It is so much more fun when you can DIY you wear it with pride and its really unlikely that someone will have the exact same look. To create the lines and lower lashes I used black eyeliner and for upper lashes I used bedazzled costume lashes purchased last year at party city. I hope this can inspire some of you, if you don't have overalls you can also wear it with distressed boyfriend jeans. I have one more costume that I will be wearing to a party tomorrow so keep an eye out for that tomorrow. Have a safe Halloween!! 

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Feliz Halloween !!! Hoy quería mostrarles cómo armar un disfraz de última hora utilizando ropa que ya tengo en mi armario. Me encanta Halloween y me encanta disfrazarme, pero no me gusta comprar los trajes caros en las tiendas grande y tiendas de Halloween . Es mucho más divertido cuando usted puede crear su propio disfraz, lo usas con mas orgullo y es muy probable que no haya alguien con el mismo disfraz . Para crear las líneas de las pestañas inferiores utilicé delineador de ojos negro y para las pestañas superiores usé pestañas de vestuario comprados el año pasado en Party City. Espero que esto pueda inspirar a algunos de ustedes , si usted no tiene un overall también se puede usar con jeans estilo boyfriend. Tengo un traje más que llevare a una fiesta mañana así que mantenga un ojo para el post de mañana . Tenga un Halloween seguro !!

XOXO
Nadia

Scarecrow Costume
Scarecrow Costume
Scarecrow Costume
Scarecrow Costume
Scarecrow Costume
Scarecrow Costume
Scarecrow Costume

Oct 10, 2014

Casual Friday

Casual Friday
Casual Friday
Jacket: c/o Old Navy || Top: Gap || Pants: Zara (similar HERE & HERE || Shoes: Zara || Sunnies: DKNY 

TGIF!! Hope everyone had a great week. I've been super busy getting ready for my trip to Miami next week. Planning a trip with two kids definitely can get overwhelming. I've been keeping my outfit simple and comfortable to go run errands and shop for my trip, but I still like to look put together and this outfit did just that. I am obsessed with this old navy jacket, you guys already know I usually stick to black , white, grey and pretty much any neutral I can find, so the color is everything to me. I also love that it can be worn in so many different ways. I've been wearing it  A LOT and you will be seeing it on the blog a few more times. So keep an eye out for that. Now lets talk about the sweats. I gave into the trend this past winter when I was pregnant (see HERE) and I loved it. When I saw this on sale at Zara during the summer I knew I had to get them. I paired it with flats but you can wear heels, sneakers or boots, they are just so versatile.  

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TGIF !! Espero que todos hayan tenido una gran semana. He estado muy ocupada preparando mi viaje a Miami  para la próxima semana. Planificación de un viaje con dos niños sin duda puede ser bien defcil. He mantenido mi atuendo sencillo y cómodo para ir de compra para mi viaje, pero todavía me gusta lucir bien y este conjunto logro eso . Estoy obsesionada con esta chaqueta de Old Navy, ustedes ya saben que me gusta usar ropa con colores  negro, blanco, gris y casi cualquier color neutral que pueda encontrar. También me encanta que esta chaqueta se puede usar de maneras diferentes. He estado usando mucho esta chaqueta y lo verán en el blog un par de veces más. Ahora vamos a hablar sobre el pantalón. Cedí a la tendencia de sudadores este invierno pasado cuando estaba embarazada (ver AQUI) y me encantó. Cuando vi esta a la venta en Zara durante el verano yo sabía que tenía que conseguir los. Lo combine con zapatos planos,  pero se puede llevar con tacones, tenis o botas para variar.

XOXO
Nadia

Casual Friday
Casual Friday
Casual Friday
Casual Friday
Casual Friday

Sep 24, 2014

Getting Ready With Neutrogena Visibly Even

This is a compensated campaign in collaboration with NEUTROGENA® and  Latina Bloggers Connect, however, all opinions are my own.

Neutrogena Visibly Even

Neutrogena Visibly Even

Hey guys! Today I bring you an OOTD (outfit of the day) inspired by the Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Collection . I love makeup and I love dressing up, but reality is that on most days I'm running around in comfy flats and ripped jeans with minimal makeup on. My day starts by getting my daughter ready for school and since I walk her to school I also have to get myself ready, but, lets be real who has time to apply a ton of makeup in the morning? especially when you have a toddler and a 6 month old. I have to keep it as simple and practical as possible and by using the Neutorgena® Visibly Even® collection I've been able to walk out of my house looking radiant without having to spend my entire morning applying a ton of makeup to achieve that glow. 
  • I start by washing my face with the Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Foaming Cleanser. It contains ESSENTIAL SOY® a natural Skin brightener that helps improve overall radiance and even out skin tone. It is also formulated with gentle exfoliating beads to refine skins texture, washing away dirt and oil, improving skin tone after every wash. It also smells amazing! I don't know about you guys but I am a sucker for a good clean scent.
  •  I will not start my day unless I moisturize, so my next step is to apply the Neutrogena® Visibly Even® Daily Moisturizer SPF 30. It is so important to use a moisturizer that contains SPF because we sometimes forget that we need to protect our skin year round and forget to apply sunscreen. So for me having a moisturizer that already contains protection against UVA/UVB, just makes it so much easier for me in the morning. It also brightens skin, improves radiance, and reduces the appearance of dullness after two weeks of use. After 4 weeks of use you should start to see a reduced appearance of dark spots. I have a dark spot on my forehead from a zit. I will let you all know if I notice a difference after 4 weeks.
  • To finish my skincare morning routine I apply the Neutrogena® Visibly Even® BB Cream SPF 30. I love BB creams for everyday use and this new Visibly Even® BB cream has quickly become my favorite. It is formulated with natural light diffusers to immediately reflect light and help reveal radiant, healthy-looking skin. It has been clinically proven to: 

- Deliver more even-toned, radiant skin in just 4 weeks
- Diminishes the look of dark spots and blemish marks

Do I need to go on? this is like the holy grail of BB Creams, I apply a small amount and it does the job. I can go run my errands all day long, feeling confident that my skin looks great.
To complete my look I just added a black liner, mascara and a lipstick. This time I choose my fall favorite shade: Red. I feel like a red lipstick can polish any look and it is my favorite lip color. 

XOXO
Nadia

Neutrogena Visibly Even

Neutrogena Visibly Even
Neutrogena Visibly Even
Neutrogena Visibly Even
Neutrogena Visibly Even
Hat: H&M (here) || Top: Gap || Jeans: Zara || Sneakers: H&M || Necklace: H&M || Lipstick: Urban Decay "Mrs. Mia Wallace (here)

XOXO
Nadia 

Sep 14, 2014

Pulp Fiction by Urban Decay

Pulp Fiction Miss Mila Makeup
Pulp Fiction Miss Mila Makeup

Hello Beauties!! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. I am a little sad that the unofficial end of summer is here, however I am really excited about welcoming the cool crisp weather because I get to switch my makeup and beauty products. Out with beach glow and the glossy bright color lips and in with the subtle eyes and dark lipstick.  That being said you can imagine my excitement when I heard of the Urban Decay limited edition "Pulp Fiction" Collection. One because I'm a fan of the Movie and two because the color pallet is perfect for fall, I just had to try it out and create a simple and easy fall makeup look to show you guys. To create the look I used the Urban Decay "Pulp Fiction palette on my eyes and the "Mrs. Mia Wallace" lipstick. You all know that I love a red lip and this color is amazing (you will see me rocking this A Lot) it is long lasting and does not dry out my lips. The eye shadow palette is also a MUST HAVE, the colors look great and it comes with a "Get the Look" card - with step-by-step instructions for creating a modern version of Mia's look from the film. Although I did not try the Heavy Metal glitter eyeliner for this look I think it is perfect to take your look from day to night in minutes and you can never go wrong with glitter. What do you guys think of this new collection? will you be trying it out? If you so, send me your pics, I would love to see the looks you create.

Here are some details about the collection and where you can purchase:

Urban Decay Limited-Edition “PULP FICTION” Collection
Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Wende Zomnir, is a diehard “PULP FICTION” fan, and with this year marking the twentieth anniversary of the film, she wanted to commemorate the occasion the UD way – with an ultra-limited-edition “PULP FICTION” collaboration. Urban Decay’s inspiration? None other than the cool (and completely badass) Mrs. Mia Wallace. Playing off her iconic look, what started out as only a lipstick and nail polish, quickly morphed into a whole collection, which contains:


Urban Decay “PULP FICTION” Palette
Recreate Mia Wallace’s dark, edgy look from the film with five shades of eyeshadow (three of which are brand new). Each shade features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™, the proprietary blend of ingredients that gives every shade its velvety texture, rich color, serious staying power and blendability. The shiny black case features the fateful Ezekiel passage voiced by Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in the film. Inside, there’s a generous mirror and a blood-red double-ended brush (a compact shadow brush and a multitasker brush). Also included is a “Get the Look” card—with step-by-step instructions for creating a modern version of Mia’s look from the film. This limited-edition palette contains:
·         RIGHTEOUS – light cream matte
·         TYRANNY – warm brown matte
·         VENGEANCE – deep taupe-brown matte-satin
·         FURIOUS – white satin
·         ANGER – black satin with slight tonal sparkle
Price: $34, Available at Sephora, Ulta, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Mrs. Mia Wallace
Mia’s lipstick is as iconic as her jet-black bob, so Urban Decay had to create the perfect shade to match. The result: Mrs. Mia Wallace, a deep blood red. Like every shade of Revolution Lipstick, this shade features Urban Decay’s Pigment Infusion System™ for insane color payoff with creamy shine. Maxi-Lip™ plumps and nourishing oils leave lips cushiony soft. This shade comes in a limited-edition, jet-black version of the usually gunmetal lipstick case.
Price: $22, Available at Sephora, Ulta, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil in Mrs. Mia Wallace
To go with the Revolution Lipstick, Urban Decay created a matching blood-red 24/7 Glide-On Lip Pencil, also dubbed Mrs. Mia Wallace. The creamy, waterproof formula applies smoothly, prevents feathering and lasts all day. Draw lines that define, then fill in your lips to help prime them for lipstick or gloss. Vitamin E, jojoba oil and cottonseed oil nourish the skin and ensure a smooth application.
Price: $20, Available at Sephora, Ulta, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com


Urban Decay Nail Color in Mrs. Mia Wallace
Urban Decay’s “PULP FICTION” collection wouldn’t be complete without a bottle of Nail Color inspired by Mia’s look from the film. The shade is of course dubbed Mrs. Mia Wallace, a deep red with a slight shimmer. The long-wearing, chip-resistant formula has a high-gloss finish that’s tough and durable, yet flexible. And it’s 3-free—formulated without toluene, formaldehyde or DBP. The full-size bottle comes with a limited-edition, jet-black cap and holds 10 ml of nail polish. You’ll wear this timeless red forever.
Price: $15, Available at Sephora, Ulta, select Macy’s, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com


Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in Gunmetal
Yes, we know Mia wasn’t wearing glitter liner in the film, but if there was a glitter liner in the ‘90s, she would have worn it. So Urban Decay created an exclusive Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner shade to best compliment her badass look –Gunmetal – black with black and silver sparkle. The water-based, buildable formula contains super-fine glitter in a clear base that dries down quickly and stays put. Peach and cucumber extract condition the skin, while carrot extract smoothes and softens. An added bonus – this shade is paraben-free.
Price: $19, Available at Sephora, Ulta, Sephora.com, Ulta.com, Macys.com, Beauty.com and UrbanDecay.com


XOXO
Nadia