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My First White Hair…Now What?

It was a hot summer day. I had just gotten out of the shower and I was combing my wet hair. That’s when it happened. There it was. Staring at me. Laughing at me. Mocking me.  A few days later I found another one. Then last week…another one.  Read more

Beauty Buzz: My Beauty Basics

I don’t know if you ever remember me telling you how inexperienced I was when it came to makeup. I honestly learn how to do something with each and every product I get my hands on. In fact, I look up a lot of YouTube tutorials for help. I’m not ashamed to admit it. Today, after months of trying different products, I’ve finally found my basics. Read more

Beauty Buzz: New from Clinique

Clinique is always creating the most amazing products and these three are no exception. When it comes to our skin, we’re always trying the newest thing to help get that flawless look. Are you worried about pores, oily skin, premature signs of aging, and dark spots on your hands? Here’s a quick introduction to Clinique’s Pore Refining Solutions Stay-Matte Hydrator, Age Defense BB Cream Broad Spectrum, and Even Better Dark Spot Correcting Hand Cream Broad Spectrum. Read more

Giveaway: L’Oreal Paris Summer’s Beauty Essentials!

Do you think you have all the beauty products you’ll need this summer? You do? Wrong! Come on ladies! There are a few things you’ll need for the rest of the summer. You’ll want to smell good first of all.  Then you’ll need something to make those eyes stand out, but will actually stay on. And you’re going to need to keep those lips looking soft and hydrated. Yes you’re going to need all that! And thanks to L’Oreal Paris you just might be one of the lovely ladies to win these summer beauty essentials.  Read more

Beauty Buzz: L’Oreal Colour Riche in Club Prive

So here’s a big surprise…I’m super lazy when it comes to painting my nails. I don’t know why, but it just seems like the whole drying process takes forever with me. And I always dent them or mess them up. I’m kind of a klutz by-the-way. I had a few minutes to spare this weekend when I was in Las Vegas, so I decided to paint them. I used L’Oreal’s Coulour Riche nail lacquer in Club Prive ($5.99). My brother said it reminds him of pistachio ice cream…mmmmm…ice cream. It reminds me of blue cotton candy. Read more

Giveaway: Limited Edition ghd Peacock Styler

You all know I chopped my hair off and it’s been glorious! I’ve cut my hair prepping time in half. Woot! Woot! Even thought it’s short, I still style it. My straightener and I are best buddies. Yup, we go way back. In fact, my “hair drawer” is filled with styling tools that I’ve had a while. Hmmm…If only there was a tool that would do the job of a straightener/flat iron, and curling iron. There is! And you’re going to get a chance to win a Limited Edition ghd styler! Read more

Mary Kay Spring/Summer 2012 Trend Report Giveaway!

© Sven Bannuscher, 2012 - www.svenler.com
© Sven Bannuscher, 2012 - www.svenler.com

Yes, that’s me in all of my modeling glory. Sorry ladies, but that’s the best you’re going to get out of me…LOL! Last month, when I was invited to Washington D.C., Mary Kay offered to give me a celebrity makeover. Of course I said YES! The experience was…well…an experience. I’ve never been pampered like this and I’m definitely no model. But, that didn’t stop me from taking it all in! 

Angie Escamilla, the stylist dressed me in Calvin Klein (top), Michael Kors (denim), and Rachel Roy (shoes). Celebrity Makeup Artist Luis Casco used products from Mary Kay’s Spring/Summer Trend Report . The same products that Mary Kay wants to give one lucky reader! A package valued at $279!!

Enter below to win this entire package!

Products featured in People en Espanol Spring Trend Report:

  • Mary Kay® Nourishine Plus™ Lip gloss in Mango Tango
  • Mary Kay® Nourishine Plus™ Lip Gloss in Au Naturel
  • Mary Kay® Cream Eye Color in Apricot Twist and Pale Blush
  • Mary Kay® Lash Love™ Mascara in Black
  • Mary Kay® Cream Blush in Sheer Bliss
  • Mary Kay® Mineral Eye Color in Cinnabar, Emerald, Ivy Garden, Copper glow and Honey Spice
  • Mary Kay® Eyeliner in Rich Jade
  • Mary Kay® Eyeliner in Deep Brown

Additional products to complete looks and fill a compact and compact mini:

  • Mary Kay® Mineral Eyecolor in Crystaline
  • Mary Kay® Mineral Cheek color in Strawberry Cream and Sparkling Cider (
  • Mary Kay® Compact (unfilled)
  • Mary Kay® Compact mini (unfilled)
  • Mary Kay® Lip liner in Soft Blush
  • Mary Kay® Cheek brushes (2)
  • Mary Kay® Eye brush sets (2 packs)

Botanical Effects™:

  • *Cleanse
  • *Hydrate
  • *Freshen
  • *Mask

*Each available in Formula 1 (Dry Skin), Formula 2 (Normal Skin) and Formula 4 (Oily Skin)

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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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Beauty Alert: Introducing ARTISTRY

One of the great things about blogging is the opportunity to learn about new and innovative beauty products. And I feel even better knowing I can share what I learn with you. Last week, I was invited, with a few other bloggers (Rachel of TheArtMuse.net and Yolanda of SassyMamainLA.com), to the legendary Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel for a VIP event by ARTISTRY.

ARTISTRY is a beauty and cosmetic brand exclusively from Amway; which consists of basic skincare, age-defying skincare, whitening skincare, intensive treatments and luxury skincare, as well as cheek, lip, eye and face color.

I had a chance to sit down and discuss skin care concerns like aging skin, skin types, and common skin issues. And it looks like age-defying products are “it” right now. ARTISTRY definitely has it down to a science too!

Take a look at some of the photos I took below.

Keep an eye out for future reviews on some of their products I received. I’m really exited to try their CRÈME L/X moisturizer, a few women I know swear by it!

Are you an ARTISTRY fan?
What do you love most about their products?
Which one is your favorite?

“Inspired by a mixture of nature and science, Artistry’s efforts are focused on understanding what causes ageing and imperfections, so we can identify new ingredients and new technologies to create state-of-the-art products that produce superior results.”


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Review: SOHO’s 4-Piece Train Case

Guess who loves their SOHO 4-Piece Train Case? Meeeeee! Do you want to know why I love it? Well…let me tell you why. I travel a few times a month and taking my make up with me has kind of been a hassle. I can’t take my heavy train case with me when I’m flying. It weighs too much. But, I can take this with me. It’s so easy to pack!

It’s part of their cosmetic bag collection. It’s a soft train case and it’s so awesome! Inside the case there are three separate organizable cases. I used it when I went to Las Vegas and it really came in handy. All my make up fit and then some. I haven’t had to clean it yet, but it’s seems like it’s easy to clean. And don’t worry about spending too much on this, it’s only $17.99. Sounds good to me!


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Beauty Buzz: L’Oreal Paris EverCreme Hair Care

L’Oreal Paris has done it again…winning me over with the EverCreme hair care collection. This is especially for you ladies out there that are tired of fighting with dry hair. You know who you are.

This collection stands out because it’s a Sulfate-Free Moisture System. If you’re like me, then you probably didn’t know that sulfates are very harsh on your hair and can leave the fibers dry, dull, lifeless, and weak. It’s also free of heavy waxes that can coat your hair and weigh it down. It’s also Paraben-Free (yay!) and 100% Vegan.

I’ve been using the EverCreme Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner for two weeks now. I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to tell a difference in my hair, but I was so wrong. My hair not only feels soft and looks shiny, but it instantly felt lighter. It was a crazy feeling. I never noticed how weighed down my hair felt before.

I’m not a fan of the vanilla, amber, and cedar wood scent, but I’m picky about that. It doesn’t smell bad or anything, I just love hair products that smell clean or fruity. And it doesn’t lather up as much either. Hmmm…maybe that’s what weighs our hair down too? OK…I’m not sure about that, but it’s something to think about.

Despite me being extra picky (LOL), I really like this shampoo and conditioner. It’s caught my attention and if you’re curious, I’d really recommend trying it.


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