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Beauty Report.


Make-up, we either love it or hate it. For most of us, we love it. It gives us the opportunity to enhance our beauty/features and it helps give us confidence. For me, I love make-up; it’s always fun trying out new product and building a relationship with the product you “found”.

I pretty much stick to the same make-up everyday; it’s pretty easy and looks rather natural. I’ve tried the super expensive kind and the drugstore type too and everything else in between… definitely takes awhile to “find” the one mascara you love or the “perfect” shade of pink for your blush. Luckily, I’ve finally found all of my favorite make-up must-haves that I’ll be sticking to for a while! Check out my beauty must-haves (showed my top faves in this post only) that I live by religiously.. Hope you try some of them! xo


From L to R: E.L.F eyelash curler |  MAC 187 brush used for lightweight application of my powder/blush | MAC 130 brush used to apply my foundation/concealer | MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW30 that I apply for under my eyes in an upside down triangle and blend evenly | Benefit Coralista blush; I use two blushes, I always add this one on top because it has a nice shimmer that makes my face glow |  Anastasia Brow Genius Kit in Medium Brown; I used to use Anastasia’s brow pencil but then I found the genius kit and i fell in love! I’ve never liked to fill in my brows with powder, but this product changed my life! It’s amazing! Highly recommend. | Laura Mercier Foundation Powder in NO.7; best powder! Gives you full coverage without looking cake. love love love! | Rohto eyedrops (usually the green bottle); I have to put drops in  every morning before I do my makeup; feels so refreshing plus I love having white clear eyes.


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From L to R: Estee Lauder Idealist Even Skintone IlluminatorI apply it before my moisturizer; gives me an even skin tone and helps my skin look glowy | Dior DiorShow mascara in 090; One of the best higher-end mascaras! Makes my lashes longer and thickens them and it’s waterproof! | MAC blush in Prism shade (I also use MAC creme blend brush in Something Special; Has been my go-to blush for years, literally. It’s a perfect shade for my particular skin tone; it’s not too pink and not too brown. Easy to layer with other blushes. | Wet n’ Wild Retractable eyeliner in Black; I love that it’s easy to glide on and it’s not too black; it’s a softer black making it more daytime appropriate |  Laura Mercier Lip Balm in Berry; gives me the perfect amount of shine and color while moisturizing my lips! | Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer; Love this! I add this before I apply my blush, gives me cheek definition and helps make me look sun kissed ready.



L to R: Marc Jacobs Daisy roll-on perfume; my go-to perfume! This is my 3rd bottle I go through this year! Smells so pretty and fresh! #MJDAISYCHAIN  |  Smashbox highlighter; perfect to brighten up my eyes! | Essie nail polish in ‘Blanc’; white nails are beautiful for summer! All white everything! This ones perfect because you only need two coats and looks solid!

Lastly, I didn’t take a photo of them but I love these products in the slideshow. They’ve made a difference in my make-up routine + face:
Clarins Beauty Flash Balm: I apply it after my moisturizer and right before I apply my makeup. Gives me a radiant look- it brightens and tightens. My fave? It leaves my face feeling so young and moisturized plus it smells sooo good! | Clarins Foaming cleanser; this stuff works! Noticed a difference in my skin within a week! My skin is super sensitive and oily. Leaves my skin feeling ultra soft; a dab goes a long way! love love this | Garnier BB Cream; I haven’t gotten back to wearing foundation since this BB Cream. It’s so light it feels as if you’re not wearing anything! | Maybelline Baby lips in Pink Punch; the perfect pink!


Mirror, Mirror…

Ok, ok… I admit it. I’m a makeup junkie. My love for makeup is somehow growing as  I get older, not sure if it’s because I find some sort of comfort in knowing that I look different every time I try 
to switch things up, but I enjoy discovering new products
and rekindling my love for those that I stopped using.

I’m not an expert or claim to be, but being around special women in my life who are make-up artists 
and creatives, I’m lucky to be surrounded by great makeup (high & low), tips and tricks!

Beauty is definitely something that as you get older, you grow into. If that makes sense. 
Now, I’m more comfortable with trying new looks, things, ideas and styles. It’s all part of
 having fun and not taking it too seriously!

Below are a few of my favorites must-haves that I’m currently into. I’m really big on lipstick, blush/bronzer, perfume 
and mascara!
Check them out and let me know if you guys have any questions!
Would love to answer any beauty related q’s.

Ok, this is serious. I must have over 12 bottles of perfume. I love scents so I’m constantly splurging on good ones, but don’t get me wrong, I’ll buy inexpensive ones too. Right now, I’m totally diggin’ Marc Jacobs Daisy Sunshine. It’s sweet, soft, and has the right amount of citrusy touch! Everytime I wear it I 
get asked what perfume I have on- it smells really fresh! #mjdaisychain

I always had trouble finding the “right” mascara.. never had one that really made my lashes stay
 up or that made them voluminous. After many, many visits to Sephora and Rite Aid to try and
 find “the one”, I’ve finally found a couple that I love and won’t stop using. This YSL Shocking mascara (volume effect). It really does the trick without having to use too many coats! I have thin, lashes 
so this really gives it an extra oomph. I also love Dior’s Diorshow mascara; I’ve been using this one
 longer and it’s my ultimate favorite. It’s long-lasting, makes my lashes stay curl and gives me volume!
I also love Maybelline’s Lash Discovery Waterproof mascara- perfect for reaching the hidden lashes!

You have to have good brushes to apply your make-up with; I know they can be a bit pricey but it will make all the difference when you start applying your make-up. Invest in a couple of good ones; like
powder, blush and foundation brushes.
 Above is my favorite- NARS Botan brush. It’s a kabuki brush that’s perfect for applying
powder, blending and buffing!

I’m not really of an eyeshadow type of girl because I don’t know how to successfully achieve a cool
 look with eyeshadows. However, I do own a few palettes because I do like to just add a bit of
nudes/browns to my lids and add a brown liner for a fresh looking day-time wear smokey
 eye. I do wear lighter shades underneath my brow for some definition and glow.
This Estee Lauder palette has been my go-to for a golden touch on my eyes. The teal and orange
 I’ll only use for special events or when my best friend is around to apply it!

For lips,  I’m obsessed with having the perfect soft pink/nude lipstick. My skin complexion is tanned and I feel like these shades always complement my skin tone a lot better than say, bright ones. I have 4 favorites that I literally buy two of every time I go and buy them (one for my purse and one in my car/or house). Lately I’ve been reaching out for this Estee Lauder in Pinkadelic 01. Gives me the right amount of blush tone pink on my lips! Looks so natural!

For my inexpensive lipsticks, I always wear Maybelline’s Baby Lips in Pink Punch. This is seriously, my hands-down favorite. I religiously wear this thing! Always carry it with me- always.
Sometimes on top of that one, I wear Laura Mercier’s HydraTint balm.
You guys always ask me what lipstick I’m wearing in my photos and those two are always it!

ps- always carry bobby pins! I do!… they come in handy, all the time.

I love me some blush and bronzer. I’ve been wearing the two for as long as I can remember. I usually wear MAC’s Prism blush and Physicians Formula bronzer. Recently, I discovered
Lorac’s blush/bronzer duo in Hot & Spicy and fell in love!
Now I don’t have to carry both my blush and bronzer palettes and can carry them in one! Plus, it 
gives me a nice shimmer when I apply it on the apples of my cheek!

The Rimmel ScandalEyes eyeshadow stick is great too, I use this only on the inside of my
 tear duct to help open up my eyes and it also looks pretty in photos! 

Below is a fun little collage to go along with this beauty post! Totally freshening up and 
wearing vibrants colors for this spring! Cant wait!
Follow me on Polyvore and you can see all my collages!




Finally a make-up post! I was constantly getting asked through emails and comments about the make-up
I wear daily, so you guys asked, I delivered! Hope this answers most of your questions, if not, feel free to email me! 
*Most of you were interested in knowing why my cheeks always have a natural glow to them…well the trick is to add a highlight on the apples of your cheeks once your powder and blush are set in. I recommend the one above by MAC, but I also use Jane Be Pure Mineral bronzer in 30 Golden Dust (buy at the drugstore) or for something really inexpensive try Wet N’ Wild’s Mega Shimmer Shimmer Dust in White Lotus, $3.
Hope this was helpful and I’m planning on doing these more often, so if you want to know anything
let me know! Planning one on my hair since you guys always ask!
Stay tuned!
*Happy News: Was featured on NYLON blog yesterday as the Site of the Day! Wooooo-hoo!
Thank you guys for all your positive support and comments on my MANGO post!