Wednesday, September 26, 2012

"REBEL" Hair & Makeup + 150 Winners!!!

L'Oreal Paris and W Magazine teamed up to create the "Because I Am Worth It" competition. Myself and two beautiful beauty bloggers, Kandee Johnson & Pursebuzz re-create looks inspired by W Magazine using L'Oreal Paris cosmetics! My task was to create an easy Rebel look. Hope you like it!

 1. Pack on brown eyeshadow from lid to crease.

 2. Blend upwards, then smudge the same color to lower lash line. 

 3. Apply black eye liner

 4. Apply your favorite red lipstick!

 5. Of course, don't forget mascara like I almost did!

 6. Crimp your hair with a large barrel crimper. I found mine at Wal-Mart for under $30!

 7. Tease your hair all over

 8. Set with L'Oreal's Elnett hairspray!

I used the following L'Oreal Paris products:
- 24 Hour Infallible eyeshadow in "bottomless java"
- Lacquer Liner 24 hr Infallible in "blackest black"
- Voluminous smoldering eyeliner
- Infallible le rouge in "refined ruby"
- Voluminous false fiber lashes in "black lacquer" 
- Elnett Hairspray "unscented"

If my video gets the most votes, W magazine and L'Oreal Paris will donate $1000.00 to the charity of my choice - Invest In Youth of the YMCA! Also, 150 VOTERS will WIN a L'Oreal Paris goody bag!!! Please VOTE HERE by clicking my video before filling out the form. And please share the video below with your friends, family, and social networks with #iAmWorthIt !!!!

Friday, September 21, 2012

35 Week Pregnancy Update

 How far Along?
I'm somewhere between 34 and 35 weeks! I like to go by my original due date: Oct. 25th, however when Julianna was measured in the 1st trimester they changed it to Nov. 1st. 

How big is Baby?
According to my Baby Bump app, she is 18 inches, 5.25 lbs, and the size of a honeydew melon.

How am I feeling?
I'm feeling great!!! I seem to have even more energy than the 1st and 2nd trimester :)

I've gained 27 lbs so far. A few weeks ago Doc said I was gaining wait too fast. Since then I've been more cautious with what i'm putting in my body, cutting out sweets :(

What do I miss?
Traveling! This summer hubby and I planned traveling around Europe and Asia. Oh well, somewhere in the near future we have another partner to travel with :D

I'm still getting charlie horse cramps in bed, but its easy to get rid of (simply stretching the toes upwards towards your ankles).  Other than that everything seems to be normal. I don't know if you'd consider this a symptom, but I finally got stretch marks on my lower abdomen! And I thought I was doing so good lathering all that preventative cream :/ Ohhhh well, as most Moms like to say "Warrior Lines". OH and belly button is actually popping out! so weird to have an "outtie". 

Sweets after lunch!!! Ugh I hate that feeling. A follower on twitter suggested I drink hot tea afterwards to prevent the sweet tooth. It kinda works... Well, i think it's all in my head!

Highlights of the week?
Baby's stroller JUST arrived today! So far we have her stroller, car seat, and pack and play! All we have left to buy (for big things) are furniture for her nursery. I already know what nursery set to get her, but we're just waiting for our house to be finished :)
And of course Julianna is more active than ever! We talk to her all the time :D 

 "Warrior Lines"

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Fall Fashion 2012 Pregnant or Not!

Pregnant or not, this is what I'd wear this fall! I'm really into loose fitting/oversized sweaters, "boyfriend" button down shirts, and oversized sheer tops! I find all these tops pair very well with leggings or tight jeans! I've added a few accessories to each outfit to complete the looks.

At eight months pregnant, nursing camis and leggings are my best friend :)

 - white cami
- black leggings
- long grey cardigan sweater
- turquoise accent necklace 
- brown booties

- white camp
- black leggings
- striped turquoise long cardigan sweater
- turquoise accent necklace
- brown booties

- white cami
- navy leggings
- oversized striped boat neck sweater
- grey boots
- big bold earrings

- white cami
- skinny jeans
- plaid button up shirt
- hoop earrings
- tan boots 

- white cami
- skinny jeans
- "boyfriend" button down shirt
- rusted necklace
- tan boots

- black tank top
- black leggings
- gold multi-chain statement necklace
- gold bangles
- black peep toe pumps

- black tank top
- black leggings
- royal blue sheer pleated button up blouse
- gold multi-chain statement necklace
- "snake skin" peep toe pumps

What I'm wearing (brands & links)
Style 1: Long Cardigans with leggings & booties
- JustFab "Make Your Point" necklace
- Ross black leggings
- Target white nursing tank
- Nordstrom BP grey cardigan
- Forever 21 striped cardigan
- Ross brown booties

Style 2: Oversized Sweaters with leggings & boots
- Charlotte Russe oversized earrings
- Zara navy leggings with gold zips
- Forever 21 peach basic tank
- Forever 21 Striped sweater
- Ross grey sweater with blue ribbon on back

Style 3: "Boyfriend" button downs with jeans & boots
- Target white nursing tank
- Ross maternity jeans
- Nordstrom BP blue cotton plaid shirt
- JustFab "Kaylene" boots
- Forever 21 gold hoop earrings
- rusted necklace from Hauler Deals! its a flash site so the necklace is no longer on sale :( 
- Nordstrom BP relaxed menswear shirt

Style 4: Oversized sheer blouse with leggings & cute heels
- Black tank top 
- Ross black leggings
- Nordstrom BP black & grey sheer high-low tee
- Express gold statement necklace (bought 2 years ago)
- Forever 21 royal blue pleated blouse. I couldn't find the exact one on the site, but this is similar
- Christian Louboutin peep toe pumps

Watch the video below!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Drugstore Makeup 2012 Must-Haves!

Here are my drugstore makeup MUST-HAVES! 

 Revlon Colorstay Combination/ Oily skin
This is my go-to foundation for those hot summer days! Its the only foundation I bring to my trips in the hot sweaty temperatures of the Philippines! It has awesome, buildable coverage as well.  My color is Natural Tan.

 Loreal Paris True Match Blendable Makeup
Its perfect for All skin types! The foundation blends beautifully and has build able coverage. They must have the largest variety of colors when it comes to drugstore makeup. Reliable for sure! My color is W5.

 Maybelline Instant Age Rewind concealer
Conceals dark circles and red spots instantly! It sets very well and doesn't seem to need any setting powder. The shade I have is Medium.

E.L.F. blush in Candid Coral
This is the perfect everyday blush! You can really pack it on without overdoing it. It has a nice subtle sparkle, leaving you with a radiant glow :)

 Physicians Formula Bronze Booster in Medium/Dark
This is THE go-to bronzer! It has a subtle glow that contours my face beautifully :) Although its pricy for drugstore bronzer (typically over $10), I say its worth every penny!

 Wet n Wild Ultimate Brow Kit
It comes with two brow shades and a brow wax. I personally don't use the wax, but the shades are amazeBawls! The consistency of the powders are so buttery and easily blendable. I love how its only a few bucks too :)

 Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid liner
Perfect liquid eyeliner if you're looking for an intense black precise line. It may be a little difficult to use at first (if you're not use to liquid liner) but you'll find yourself loving it after some practice.

 Loreal Paris Lacquer Liner 24H gel liner
Its the only eyeliner i've been using since it came out this summer. In my opinion, its even better than the high end gel liners like Bobbi Brown or MAC! Smudge free and glides on easily!

 At first I didn't like this mascara because it doesn't volumize. However, its great at separating and lengthening lashes! Its completely smudge proof. I tend to wear this mascara whenever I'm using false lashes. It helps blend my real lashes with the false ones. 

 Loreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lashes Black Lacquer mascara
This is my best friend. I'm stuck with short sparse lashes, but thanks to this bad boy I can easily get thicker lashes! They can get a clumpy if you layer like crazy (like i do), but I use a lash comb to separate my lashes in-between the layers. 

 Sonia Kashuk Eye on Neutral palette
In my opinion, this is the best drugstore palette out there! You get wearable everyday neutral colors. The shadow consistency is buttery and easily blendable! I LOVE IT!

 Revlon Lip Butter in Creme Brule
Its between a lipstick and a lipgloss. I love wearing this lipstick when I go smokey on the eyes! Although its not a long lasting lip color, I love that its non-sticky and moisturizing! 

Loreal Paris Infallible lipstick
These lipsticks are one of my top favorite of all time! I prefer wearing them over MAC and Makeup For ever! They're long lasting lip colors and most days I just have to reapply once. My favorite colors are: Forever frappe, tender berry, and ravishing ruby. 

Simple Cleansing face wipes
If you're looking for a makeup remover wipe that removes waterproof eye makeup and is for sensitive skin, this is it. I like traveling with these wipes because I can skip out bringing eye makeup remover in my suit case!

Of course I can't forget about my lovely viewers!!! I made two gift bags full of all the goodies mentioned above! The only things I didn't include are foundations and concealer. I have two bags: One for a national winner, and one for International!!! If you would like to enter, see how in the video below!

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