I never in a million years would have though that I would end up with this in my closet
Ever since the year started I have been telling myself I will find the time to sit down and reflect on what aspects of my life I want to work on for the new year. And before you think this is another “2018 Resolutions” post, it is not. Continue reading Compelling Changes for 2018
Today I’m reviewing the very famous GlossyBox and I’m here to tell you if it’s really worth the hype. If you haven’t heard about GlossyBox before, it’s a subscription box that features beauty products even month, from hair, to skincare, to makeup, to literally everything a girl needs in their life! I’m talking about no more runs to the store to get deodorant, or face soap or nail polish! Their regular boxes go from $17.50 to $21.00 depending on what monthly plan you get! And should I mention that each box is valued over $94? Because they’re sending only the BEST brands out there!
This time I’m reviewing their limited edition box, The Ritual of Sakura (Sakura means Japanese Cherry Blossom). An exciting collaboration between GLOSSYBOX & Amsterdam based scent and cosmetic brand Rituals Cosmetics, the collection features 5 full-size products worth over $84 that have been inspired by Eastern traditions.
I have tried all of them for a few weeks now and I love each and every one, although my favorites are the organic rice body scrub and the showering oil! Everything smells divine and all of the products are full size! You are basically set for a while, and going to smells like a delicious Cherry Blossom! All of these products have a unique quality to them, the oil prolongs your tan, you can use the spray when you do your laundry to give your clothes a nice floral aroma and the body lotion has Centella Asiatica know for it’s healing properties.
This box goes for $25 for subscribers and $30 non subscribers.
It’s available now and you can get yours right here | Rituals Limited Edition
Hoy voy a hablar de el servicio de subscripción GlossyBox. Si no haz escuchado de ellos antes, es una una caja que te mandan cad ames y tiene muchos productos de belleza. El rango de sus productos va desde cabello, maquillaje, cuidado facial, literal todo lo que una mujer necesita! Te aseguro que si te suscribes no vas a tener que ir a la tienda cuando se te acabe el desodorante, o el jabón de cara o esmalte de uñas, etc! Sus cajas cuestan desde $17.50 USD a $21.00 USD depende de que paquete compras. La buena noticia es que cada caja tiene valor de $94.00 USD por que sus productos son de excelente calidad.
Por esta ocasión estaré hablando de su caja de edición limitada, The Ritual of Sakura (Sakura significa Cerezo Japonés) Esta caja es una colaboración con GLOSSYBOX y Rituals Costmetics. Una compañía de perfumes y belleza ubicada en Amsterdam. Esta caja contiene 5 productos de tamaño grande, nada aquí es tamaño muestra. Los productos tiene un valor de más de $84 USD
Llevo usándolos por algunas semanas and me encantan, aunque mis favoritos son el exfoliante orgánico de arroz y el aceite para el cuerpo, que se transforma en jabón. Todo huele delicioso y te van a durar mucho tiempo! Cada producto tiene un aspecto único aparte de su función principal, el aceite hace que te dure tu bronceado y el spray de hecho puedes hecharle a tu ropa en la lavadora antes de empezar a lavar para que te de un aroma flora. La crema de cuerpo tiene un ingrediente, “Centella Asiatica”, que tiene propiedades curativas.
Esta caja cuesta $25 USD para subscriptores y $30 USD para los que no son.
La puedes comprar ahora en este link | Rituals Limited Edition
We’re into our third month of 2017 and this only means that I am one month closer to graduation!
Welcome to my monthly favorite series, I have always dreamed of having my own section like this. I am definitely a shopaholic so you can find me constantly shopping throughout the whole year. I get to try new products every month and even re-discover old products that I forgot how amazing they were! I hope you guys enjoy this new series and find it helpful to see what products you might buy for yourself!
Ya estamos empezando el tercer mes de 2017 y esto solo significa que el día de mi graduación se está acercando más y más!
Bienvenidos a mi serie de los favoritos del mes, siempre he querido tener mi propia sección de estas! Soy una adicta a las compras, cualquiera que me conoce lo sabe, así que siempre estoy probando productos y modas nuevas todo el año. Tengo la oportunidad de probar cosas nuevas cada mes e incluso volver a enamorarme de productos que tenía en el olvido. Espero les guste esta nueva sección y les sirva de ayuda para ver que productos consideran buenos para comprar ustedes mismos!
Joanna Vargas has definitely been my favorite experience from February. I had the chance to get a facial at their location in LA and I am obsessed with their brand. The facial was so amazing, plus Asia Marie (the girl who did my facial) told me so much about my skin that I didn’t know and they gave me these face masks which has helped my skin so so much!
Joana Vargas fue definitivamente mi experiencia favorita de Febrero. Tuve la oportunidad de visitar su salon en LA y me encanta su marca. El facial que me hicieron estuvo increíble y la chava que me hizo el facial, Asia Marie, me dio muchos tips sobre como cuidar mi cara. Me regalaron estas mascarillas que he usado una vez por semana y hacen que mi piel se sienta y vea preciosa!
1. Clarins HydraQuench Cream SPF 15 (get it here)
I was in the look for a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid that was gentle on my skin so the lady at Sephora recommended this, it’s been doing its job and my skin seems to like it.
Estaba buscando una crema para la cara que tuviera ácido hialurónico y encontré esta crema que me la recomendaron en Sephora. Me ha funcionado bastante bien y mi piel no ha tenido ninguna reacción a esta crema.
2. UMA Oils Ultimate Brightening Face Oil (get it here)
I was gifted this mini sample from their line and I really like it, it’s 100% organic and natural. Its helping with getting rid of any discolorations or texture issues on my skin.
Me regalaron esta version mini de su aceite y me gustó mucho. Es 100% orgánica y natural. Me ayuda mucho a hacer que mi piel tenga un tono parejo y también hace mi piel suave al parejo.
3. Mario Badescu Rosewater Facial Spray (get it here)
My favorite skincare item of the month. This rosewater face spray is all you will ever need for your skin in one bottle! It works as a primer, pore tightening, getting rid of redness, you name it!
Mi producto favorito de esta categoría. Esta agua de rosas en spray es todo lo que tu piel necesita en una botella. Lo puedes usar de muchas formas, prepara tu piel para el maquillaje, cierra los poros, quita lo rojo en tu piel, y mucho mas!
I am trying to be a lot more healthier overall and I know the best way to do so is by making it a lifestyle not a “diet”. This month I’ve been trying to incorporate more vegan dishes into my everyday. I have significantly reduced the amount of meat, chicken and fish I eat. I have completely quit two things: diary and eggs.
Estoy cambiando mis hábitos para que sean más saludables y se que la mejor estrategia es convertirlo en un estilo de vida y que no sea solo una dieta. Este mes he intentado incorporar mas platillos veganos en mi día a día. He reducido la cantidad de carne que como y deje de consumir por completo dos cosas: lactosa y huevos.
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Accessories are definitely my favorite fashion piece of the month. I’ve been really into earrings (which I’ve never been before). I still keep my jewelry dainty like I’ve always had, but this time I’m layering them with some chokers of the same color.
Los accesorios han sido mis favoritos en el departamento de moda. Ultimamente me encantan los aretes largos (cosa que antes nunca me gustó). Aún así sigo usando piezas minimalistas, como siempre. Esta vez me fascina como se ven juntos unos aretes largos y delicados con chokers del mismo color ya sea plateado o dorado.
I have been wearing this purse every day since I bought it, if you want to know where to get similar ones check my blog post here.
No he parado de usar esta bolsas desde que la compré, si quieres saber donde puedes comprar unas parecidas haz click en este post.
1. Essence Pure nude Highlighter (get it here)
2. Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer (get it here)
3. Foundation Brush (get similar here)
4. Too Faced Hangover Primer (get it here)
5. Too Faced Born This Way Foundation (get it here)
This is all I’ve been wearing makeup-wise for February (plus mascara). I’ve been really into a natural bronzy highlighted look and these 5 products are definitely crucial for achieving that.
Estos son los únicos productos de maquillaje que he usado en Febrero (y rímel). El look que me he hecho todos los días es como un bronceado brilloso pero muy muy natural. Estos 5 productos definitivamente son importantes para tener ese look.
The weather is starting to look a lot more promising in Los Angeles. Winter definitely hit us hard this year, it’s been raining like never and I’m starting to forget the last time I saw a clear blue sky. Last week we had a couple days where we were able to soak the sun just for a couple hours so I decided to take advantage.
– Don’t forget that I always have the shopping links at the end of the post! –
This first outfit is very simple but I just wanted an excuse to wear a dress! I decided to go with a casual tshirt + slip dress combo. Some ankle boots and my favorite purse of the moment. I found this purse at TJ Maxx last week, it’s from the brand Elaine Turner. I wasn’t able to find the exact same one online since its probably is from a past collection but I featured links for some similar ones. This slip dress is from H&M and I found it at a thrift store called Buffalo Exchange (AKA mi favorite place) I know they have several locations across the U.S. I really recommend checking it out, you might be living close to one and you didn’t know! The boots are from Forever21 and they were part of their fall line, but any Chelsea Boots will work!
The second outfit is definitely more casual but I featured my current favorite thrift find (also from Buffalo Exchange) It’s a vintage button up velvet shirt from DKNY! I decided to keep the “vintage” style and wore it with some mom jeans from Forever21 that I got last summer. A red bandana tied around my neck for a pop of color and some loafer slip ons! Once again, I wore my favorite current purse, I really wasn’t kidding when I said I was obsessed, it really is gorgeous and I wear it everyday!
Since the shirt is a vintage piece I tried to feature some similar ones, I had a hard time finding button up velvet shirts but I found some affordable alternatives for velvet tops that I would’ve totally worn with this outfit!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
I hope everyone had an amazing day celebrating with your loved ones. I had a very special Valentine´s Day this particular year, my boyfriend decided to cook dinner for us. He is hands down one of the best cooks I know. He’s been experimenting a lot around the kitchen lately and oh man… he can make some GOOD dishes.
We decided to split the chores, I was in charge of decorating the table and he was in charge of the food. I tried to offer helping with something else but he insisted he wanted to do all of the cooking! Our dinner date consisted of a 4 course meal, and may I mention how much detail he put into every single thing that came out of the kitchen, from the beverage pairing, to plating. I’m so lucky to have him in my life!!
So now I’m going to walk you through all of them (pictures included, obviously)
He first brought some “California Champagne” for us to enjoy while I waited for the first plate to come out
After that he brought this dreamy cheese platter! (Cheese platters are my favorite thing in the entire world, unfortunately I don’t eat them much because I’m lactose intolerant and also strong cheeses usually give me migraines. So it’s very special when I do get a chance to enjoy one). I honestly don’t remember the name of the cheeses that we had but I know he did a soft, medium and hard. He also added some spreads like fig jam, mango-apricot jam and a balsamic glaze. Cheese & champagne definitely make a great combo!
Second came the salad. It had spinach, brussels sprouts, goat cheese, mini heirloom tomatoes and some homemade vinaigrette. This also was meant to be eaten with the champagne.
After the salad we had the main dish which I absolutely loved! It was filet mignon with sautéed mushrooms on top, baked mini assorted carrots and “teeny tiny”squashed baked potatoes. He also included some A1 and Chimichurri sauce on the side. He paired this meal with a Brown Ale.
And last but not least… dessert!
I was so excited when I saw that he made not one but two desserts! One of them was a chocolate lava cake and the other one was CRÈME BRÛLÉE! He made it all by himself, it was also his first time making crème brûlée and it was pure perfection!! He paired this last course with my favorite beer, Le Petite Fox. It’s a sour beer that we get form a local brewery here in California. I loved the contrast of having two really sweet desserts and the sour beer to tone it down!
And that concludes our Valentine’s Day dinner date! I’m such a happy girl and really appreciate what my boyfriend did for us! He mentioned he was excited for me to share his dishes with the internet world, it’s honestly the least I could do for him! Such an amazing night that I will always remember.
I wonder what we should do next year… It’s going to be hard to top this one off.
I’m doing this new thing where I will feature my monthly subscription Ipsy Bag for you guys to see what I get and hopefully it will help people who are still deciding whether it’s worth it or not.
I personally subscribed to Ipsy because its one of the most affordable subscriptions out there! Being in college and having to pay for many monthly things (Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, Adobe, etc) can easily add up! This is why I decided to join Ipsy. I definitely think that no matter what you get in your bag every month, it’s value is always more than $10 which is what it costs.
Now, I gotta be honest… there are times where I don’t like most of the items I get in my Ipsy bag but the months that I get pretty cool stuff definitely makes up for it!
This is what I got for the month of February:
Rosa Noir Hand & Body Milk: If there’s something that you should know about me is that I’m obsessed with hand lotion. Seriously, I have a large collection and you will never find me without some in my purse. So I’m really happy I got this in my bag, hand lotion is always welcomed! The scent is a little too sweet for my liking but I will for sure still use it anyway.
Elizabeth Mott Whatup Beaches Matte Bronzer: This was one of the things that definitely disappointed me this month, the size of this bronzer is definitely way to small and I can already see myself struggling to get it all over a big bronzing brush. I’m going to use is as an eyeshadow instead! This would be a really pretty everyday crease shade, will definitely bring a little “something” to your eyes without being too much (which btw is one of my favorite looks)!
Nyx Butter Lipstick in Lifeguard: I love NYX cosmetics and I also really like their butter lipsticks! I’m still deciding if I like this particular shade or not, it’s a really pretty color but being a butter lipstick they don’t have a full coverage so for me it looks like “you were wearing some red lipstick 5 hours ago and it’s time to reapply” even-though you just put it on. I should try experimenting more with this but I definitely would’ve appreciated a more neutral shade!
Trust Fund Beauty Nail Polish in $12 Latte: Nail polish is always welcomed in my life. I do my own nails all the time but I constantly struggle with chipping. Even OPI and other nicer brands would chip on me so we’ll see about this one!
Luxie Rose Gold Blush Brush 514: This brush is sooo soft. I’m definitely a makeup brush hoarder so this definitely was one of my fav items! Not sure if I’m going to end up using as a blush brush since I like my blush brushes to be completely round but I will definitely find a new use for this one. (If you have any suggestions on how to use this one let me know)
And that concludes my Ipsy bag haul! This month was OK, I was really excited to get the brush and hand lotion. The rest was meh… something that I recently discovered about Ipsy is that you can go on their website and review the items you got so they can make sure you only get items you love! The more feedback you give them the better your Ipsy bag will get!
I’ve been in the hunt for some rose embroidered jeans for the past two months and I finally scored the perfect pair!
Zara is having their anual sale, I’ve been such a fan of this event ever since I was living back in Mexico. There has never been a year where I pass on the amazing deals! After a whole winter break of non-stop looking for the perfect pair of these trendy jeans, I found them!
But this embroidered trend doesn’t have to stop here, I’ve seen tons of clothing items with them. It’s such a good way to have an accent piece in a sophisticated way.
Here are a couple that I have my eye on (shopping links are at the end of the post).
I’m so happy with my jeans and relieved that I can stop looking for them. Now I gotta get myself some of these featured items to complete my embroidery collection! What do you guys think?
SHOP FEATURED ITEMS!
Top *Similar* (I got it form Zara but it’s no longer on the website): http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?br=F21&category=top_blouses&productid=2000191934
Purse (Same model, different style): http://www.purificaciongarcia.com/es/articulo/bolso-combinaci-3fn-3fnica-mini-aapa10hf93348.html
I hope you all had a wonderful winter break. I’m still feeling that post-Christmas blues but I’m happy to be back in Los Angeles. This winter break I was lucky to spend it in the south visiting my boyfriend’s family! I had so much fun and definitely wasn’t ready to leave just yet but we all gotta go back to reality at some point!
This online shop, Zaful, reached out to me earlier in December to offer some of their clothes so I’m very excited to share with you guys what I picked! Their clothes have such great quality and kept me really warm in the cold southern winter!
(Check the links at the bottom of this post to buy the featured items!)
I’ve been wanting a nice quality suede jacket for the longest time but they all seem to be thin and I wanted something that would keep me warm. I though why not give this one from Zaful a chance and I’m so glad I did! It’s thicker than all the ones I’ve seen, definitely my new go-to jacket!
Another favorite that I picked from their website is this Leopard Faux Fur coat! I’ve had my eye on this one for a while but I wasn’t sure if I was going to use it enough to where it was worth to invest in one. So when Zaful contacted me, it only made sense to get it then! And you guysssss… IT’S MY FAVORITE COAT!
I’ve found that I actually use it a lot more than I thought I would. I wore it almost every day, it’s so warm and it feels like you’re wearing a blanket. Plus doesn’t it look so stylish? Everyday that I wear this, at least one person compliments this coat! This girl approached me in the bar asking where I got it from, the lady at the grocery store, even an old man told me it was a beautiful coat! (It’s also very affordable).
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