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New Video! My Dove Hair Affair

Yesterday, Dove invited me to come out and get a little pampering at their Dove Hair Affair event. Of course I said yes! I joined them over at The Grove here in Los Angeles. I met with Dove celebrity stylist Matt Fugate, who was super sweet in between all the hustle and bustle of the event. I even had time to take a little video for a new edition of Curves and Chaos T.V. Watch below! Read more

Jergens Crema Party Recap & Giveaway

Here’s a little something you might not know about me. I’m very happy being a behind-the-scenes kind of person, but I also love to plan parties. That’s why I was pretty excited and nervous at the same time when Latina Bloggers Connect asked me to host one of their Jergens Crema Live parties.  Read more

Lucky FABB Snapshots: Day One

Lucky FABB has come and gone. Just like that. It was a whirlwind of fashion and beauty blogging at the SLS Hotel in Beverly Hills. I’m not going to lie, I was a little intimidated attending this conference. Yeah, I attend blogging conferences all of the time, but this was one where I knew everyone was going to look amazing! Read more

L’Oreal Paris, Beauty, and Giveaway!

Where are my L’Oreal Paris fans at? I wish I could’ve taken you with me to their suite at the HBO Luxury Lounge! It was all in honor of the Emmy’s. No celeb sightings this time, but lots of pampering at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. You can’t turn that down!  Read more

In Photos: Mary Kay’s Beauty Bar

Hello my loves! I hope you’re having an amazing week! I wanted to share a few pictures of the Mary Kay Beauty Bar we had at the Top Latina Blogger conference in Washington D.C.  We were allowed to try on any lip liner, lipstick, and lip gloss we wanted and in any color! It was like “Hi, what can I get you today?” Lip gloss please! LOL!

I’m really impressed with their products! Especially, the Mary Kay® Creme Lipstick in Sunny Citrus. It’s my favorite right now. If you’re a Mary Kay fan, then you know what I’m talking about. Make sure you also check out their new Botanical Effects™ Skin Care line. Everyone loved their NouriShine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Mango Tango too! If you don’t know what I’m talking about…find a Mary Kay beauty consultant in your area today!


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Getting Red Carpet Ready with L’Oreal Paris & Giveaway!!

Who’s going to watch the Golden Globes on Sunday? We are now officially in award season and that means lots of gifting suites. I was invited to the L’Oreal Paris beauty suite inside the HBO Luxury Lounge at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. It was a day of pampering, which I really needed. And I got to hang out with my friend Lisann, who’s in town for the weekend.

L’Oreal Paris is celebrating 40 years of beauty, so it only seemed fit that the room was designed with gold touches everywhere! My makeup was done by celebrity makeup artist April. She gave me some helpful tips while using some of L’Oreal’s hottest products. Connie gave me one of the best manicures I’ve had in a long time…Thank goodness! This is my first time trying out their nail polish, and so far so good with their new line Colour Riche. Then the funny and talented Romero styled my hair. He had us cracking up! He gave me a very Bridget Bardot-inspired hair style.

This weekend celebrities will be get all primped and pampered courtesy of L’Oreal Paris, just like me for Sunday’s award show. I can’t wait to see the red carpet and what my favorite actresses are wearing and how they’re styled.

L’Oreal Paris wants to help get you “red carpet ready” for award season, with an awesome giveaway! Find out how you can enter to win an amazing package after the photos below!

My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
My friend Lisann and I, it's self-portrait time! LOL
April working on my eye makeup.
April working on my eye makeup.
Connie working on my nails.
Connie working on my nails.
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
I chose "Breaking Curfew" for my nails. Love it!
So many colors, so little time!
So many colors, so little time!
Loved Romero!
Loved Romero!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Har is set, now let's lounge in my gold chair!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
Thanks Romero! I felt very Bridget Bardot!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
There were candy dishes filled with L'Oreal Paris products! Loved it!
A quick pic before we leave!
A quick pic before we leave!

One reader will win the following L’Oreal red carpet package!! 

  • Lauren Merkin Diana Metallic Snake Clutch
  • MICHAEL Michael Kors Pavé Curb Link Bracelet
  • L’Oréal Paris Youth Code Dark Spot Correcting & Illuminating Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Eye Shadow
  • L’Oréal Paris Infallible Lip Gloss 8HR
  • L’Oréal Paris Magic Smooth Soufflé Blush
  • L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner
  • L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail
  • L’Oréal Paris EverStyle Alcohol-Free Styling Collection
  • L’Oréal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray

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Beauty Buzz: VS Fantasies & Dinner with an Angel

Where are all my Victoria’s Secret Beauty fans? Are you in love with Secret Garden too? The smells are intoxicating… aren’t they?

Did you know your favorite fragrances of Secret Garden have been reinvented. It’s now VS Fantasies and they’ve even added five new scents.

I was lucky enough to be invited to an intimate dinner at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Hollywood with Victoria’s Secret Angel Candace Swanepoel. Now, I didn’t know how intimate this dinner was going to be and I had never been to the legendary hotel. I had no idea what to expect.

As you can see in the pics below, it was very intimate. I met great people, had insightful conversation, and ate delicious food. I ate creme brulee for the first time!

I did get the Sheer love collection and I can honestly tell you it smells sweet and sexy, without being too overbearing. I have a sensitive nose when it comes to fragrances and this is delish! I’m dying over over the body butter!! Stay tuned…I have the entire collection you’ll be able to win soon!

And as for my dress, I bought it from my friend Crystal Rene at Haute CurVture. It was comfy and long! Just the way I like my maxi dresses. xoxo

Disclosure: My attendance to this event and gift bag were courtesy of Victoria’s Secret. The above is my true and honest opinion.  

Softcup Retreat @ Bliss Spa

Last week, my girlie Marie Denee of The Curvy Fashionista invited me to a pre-Espy’s Softcup retreat at Bliss Spa located in the W Hotel in Hollywood.

There were lots of celebs and athletes hanging around getting their choice of spa treatments. Just to name a few actress Gabrielle Union, sisters Vanessa and Angela Simmons, ESPN’s Erin Andrews, and hottie actor Jesse Williams.

As I was getting my manicure, I happened to be sitting next to the beautiful actres Gabrielle Union. We were all having a discussion about Softcup. If you don’t know, Softcup it’s the “no strings attached” feminine product. We were just getting tips on how to use it and the benefits of it. Believe me you have to check it out.

After my manicure, I munched on treats from the Little Next Door brasserie. The hummus is soooo yummy! Then I had a few cocktails while I was waiting for my amazing aromatherapy swedish massage.

And I can’t forget about my first ever oxygen facial. OK, it was my first facial ever and it was to…die…for.

I didn’t even know there was a Bliss Spa located that close to me and now I want to go ALL the time. Sometimes we need a little or a lot of pampering. Thanks to all the staff who were amazingly friendly! This is spa event I’ll never forget!

Sorry, I don’t have any pics of my outfit. But, I was wearing a coral SWAK tank and Torrid skinny jeans.

Disclosure: I did receive complimentary spa treatments and a gift bag. The above is my true and honest opinion.  

Bubbles & Bites with Gilt City & Hpnotiq Harmonie

 I really do hate missing out on a beauty event. But, you all know I’ve been sick. I was so heart broken to miss the Bubbles & Bites party over at Benefit Cosmetic’s Santa Monica location.

It was sponsored by Gilt City LA and HPNOTIQ Harmonie. I “heard” the lucky guests were pampered with mini makeovers as they sipped on delicious HPNOTIQ inspired cocktails and indulged in tasty sweet treats from the HPNOTIQ candy bar.

Photo Credit-John Konkal
Photo Credit-John Konkal
Photo credit-John Konkal

I was lucky enough to get my hands on the ultra-exclusive swag bag.  It was filled with some of Benefit’s newest products, including their oh so popular BADgal Lash Ultra Mascara! I can’t wait to use it. I hear nothing but great things about Benefit.

What’s your favorite Benefit Cosmetic beauty product? 

Gilt City, is the newest site from Gilt that offers you the biggest deals in your city. Get going! Start shopping Gilt City while sipping on a HARMONIE Blush cocktail (only if you’re 21+ over of course). They are yummy! I’ve had one before.

Disclosure: I didn’t attend this event, but I was gifted a complimentary gift bag. The above is my true and honest opinion. 

COVERGIRL’s Queen Collection BET Beauty Lounge

Ever since I got back from NYC, I really haven’t been feeling too well. So, in order to try and feel normal, I attended an event on Sunday. COVERGIRL was out and about in L.A. showcasing their Queen Collection at the BET Beauty Lounge.

It was held at the always fabulous, Nine Zero One Salon in West Hollywood and the glam was definitely on hand. This exclusive event featured celebrity make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff and actress Tika Sumpter. Both were so sweet! Ashunta gave us some amazing and useful tips, while she was getting Tika red carpet ready for the BET Awards.

We got mini-makeovers. As you can see, I did get my make up done (smokey eye) and you know they have that amazing braid bar at the salon. I just wanted something loose and romantic. I loved it! I wore this green rayon dress I bought at Target, a skinny gold belt from New York and Company, jewelry from Avenue and nude peep toe sling backs by Jessica Simpson. And if you’re wondering, that’s an amazing coral Cacique plunge bra under that dress! LOL!! Is that FYI?

I did get to hang out with my girlies Marie from The Curvy Fashionista, Ivory from Ivory Jinelle, and Romy form Romy Raves. Love these ladies!! You know what else I love? The fact that I am falling more and more in love with COVERGIRL products. Not only am I getting a reasonably priced and amazing quality product, but with the Queen Collection it’s make up especially for my skin tone! And it’s easy to apply. That makes me a very happy curvy Latina!!

I walked out with an amazing gift bag full of Queen Collection products. And if you were on Twitter today, you had a chance to win a free lipstick. Follow me @CurvesandChaos for more spontaneous giveaways!

Disclosure: Entry to this event was complimentary. I did receive a gift bag and complimentary beauty services. The above is my true and honest opinion.