“Cherish the beauty of the moment” (Sarah Lucero)

Hi everyone! I know it’s been a while since my last post.  I’ve been super busy and I also did some traveling (which I will post about at a later date). My post today is about one of my recent makeup purchases, an awesome eyeshadow palette from Stila, called In the Moment. First of all, I love that’s it’s purple since it’s one of my favorite colors. I tend to navigate towards mauve and purple because I think they work well with my complexion. Second, the palette comes with 10 different eyeshadows and colors, that you can mix and match or wear alone! This palette also includes a (sparkly!) purple eyeliner and a Lookbook. The Lookbook features 6 looks: Wide Eyed Wonder, Purple Dream, Sophisticated Stare, Midnight Magic, Captivating Eye and Magic Stare. I haven’t tried all the looks yet,  so far I really like Wide Eyed Wonder and Sophisticated Stare. I will give you an update once I try the other ones. Finally, as you can see in the picture, there is a quote printed on the inside of the cover, which I thought was a nice touch.  Overall, this eyeshadow palette was a good investment and I will definitely have fun creating new daytime and evening looks! Until next time!                                                           Stila Eyeshadow

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Summer Shoe Fun!

My newest shoe acquisition is this pair of Circa Joan and David white & metallic sandals, from the Luxe collection. I found myself without white sandals for the summer season, having purged my closet of anything old and worn out during my spring cleaning. Now that it’s finally June, I feel that I can officially wear white since it’s after Memorial Day (I know, it’s an old rule we don’t have to follow anymore-what can I say, I just feel weird wearing white before the holiday!). So I miraculously found a  stylish pair my size (woot woot!) on sale on Hautelook (www.hautelook.com- this site has awesome sales every day) that was the color (white/metallic) and heel height (about 3 inches) I was looking for and that appeared to be comfortable enough to wear at work all day. Since I purchased this pair online, I did not know how they would actually look and feel in person. Well, they arrived today, and it turns out they are not only very cute and elegant, but also super-comfortable! I was so excited that I did not have to send them back! I will definitely consider buying this brand again.

I would love to hear what is your latest summer shoe acquisitions and what styles and brands you like! Please share your thoughts!

Foundation or CC Cream? That is the question

For the past few years, I’ve been experimenting with different types of makeup. I always look for something that’s affordable, moisturizing and that evens out my skin tone. I’ve tried them all: mineral powder (too dry for my skin), regular foundation (I still use it, just not every day), BB Cream and now CC Cream. So far, CC cream is my favorite makeup for my everyday wear (although I really liked a BB Cream that my sister had brought me back from a trip to Japan- it’s called Dr Ci-labo, but I’ve only been able to find it online and it’s expensive).  Recently I’ve been reading a lot about organic foundation, so I decided to give it a try. Juice Beauty has become a popular organic brand and it was on sale, so I bought the Perfecting Foundation with acai and goji berries. Unfortunately I was very disappointed. As someone with dry skin, I found it to be too dry for me, and difficult to apply (I tried with both a makeup sponge and just my hands). I couldn’t continue wearing it, but since I couldn’t make a trip to Sephora to buy my usual CC Cream, I picked up a Physicians Formula Youthful Wear CC Cream from the local drug store. This one turned really nice, the color was a good match to my skintone (light/medium) and it was moisturizing (and very affordable- under $20). I think I’ll go back to the Sephora CC Cream after I finish this one, but the PF one was definitely a good find.

What’s your favorite makeup?