THIS travel makeup bag holds all my must-haves, all stashed in 1 handy bag! When I travel, I typically dont want to wear a full face of makeup let alone full coverage foundation. So I love taking tinted moisturizers or very light to medium coverage foundations to get that I definitely tried look. LOL. Here is a product breakdown of my must have travel essentials needed to create a nice low key, no makeup makeup look…
I am putting together a post for my must have travel faves for skincare and other miscellaneous items that I pack. So stay tuned for that!! If you need specific shade names or colors just let me know in the comments below.
hydroflex technology moves with your skin so it never creases or cakes
medium coverage, featherlight formula for a natural finish that looks & feels like your skin
super serum complex with 8 types of hyaluronic acid promotes better bare skin
water-based formula applies evenly & effortlessly
delivers 12-hr hydration, brightens & smooths
minimizes look of pores, fine lines & wrinkles
sweat protect complex keeps skin looking fresh
waterproof, sweatproof, & fragrance free
I N G R E D I E N T S:
hyaluronic acid: intensely hydrates
water: nourishes skin
niacinamide: helps brighten & minimize look of pores
vegan collagen complex: for a smooth & plump look
marine plants: help reduce look of lines & wrinkles
sea daffodil: anti-inflammatory & helps brighten
R E V I E W
Ok now that we have gotten all the basics out of the way. Let me just tell you, this has become my FAVORITE foundation! First I love any and everything that has hyaluronic acid in it ok! And the fact that there is niacin-amide to help brighten and reduce pores automatically makes this foundation my best friend?!!! Its soooo lightweight and feels like you aren’t wearing anything. It comes in 30 shades, I am in shade 54H deep honey. Its medium coverage so its perfect for on the go activities that merit a more no makep makeup look. Its also buildable so if you want a bit more coverage you can totally achieve it. I took it one step further to see if it woukd pass the ultimate test and wore it for a shoot outside in natural lighting and it looks soooo bomb OMG! Gives you such a beautiful and nice glow, perfect for summer out by the pool or beach. It does not move or cake up. The functionality and wearability of this foundation is honestly up their with some of the best foundations I have ever used. Also as always this product is vegan and dermatologist tested. Its also sweatproof, waterproof and gives you 12 hour hydration along with 16 hour wearability.
What are some new summer must haves you’ve been trying? Was this review helpful? Let me know in a comment below.
Prime Day is Amazons biggest annual deal event, held exclusively for Prime members. Its also my fave time to jump on major savings on some of the years most trending items. Ive rounded up a couple of this years trending top deals (all have amazing reviews) and highlighted a few of my faves from different categories. Ive also put together a list of the top brands to shop for prime day below:
As we start to get ready for warmer weather. Naturally shorts would be on the list of items you want to purchase. With the many different brands, options and cost it can be so difficult tho. So when I find great-looking, high quality shorts that are comfortable and affordable I have to share.
These distressed high waisted denim shorts are sooo good! They fit comfortably have a lil bit of stretch to them and look designer but a fraction of the price. They are currently on sale so thats a bonus! They also feature distressed hem which I really love on any type of denim.
You can find great inexpensive denim shorts regardless of if you’re a guy or gal. And just like a high end pair, they can last forever if you take care of them. If you haven’t got a go to pair of shorts that you can wear over and over again why not check out these denim short selections Here
Life update: Celebrating 16 years of marriage || Mexico recap
Hi loves! Today is our last day vacationing in Mexico for our 16th wedding anniversary. Yes! You read that correctly, 16 years! And I could not resist writing a post to commemorate it. It was a fantastic adventure visiting Ensenada & Rosaritos beach but now I’m ready to jump back into reality! The internet has been a little slow lately and it also was a little hard to find the time to write. But back to the tropical bliss.
Friday we zip-lined at Las Cañades Campamento and it was sooo fun! They have 5 different bridges to cross to get to the 5 different ziplines, so its a nice little workout. This was hubby and I’s 2nd time zip-lining as the 1st time we did was in Catalina Island. However it was my dolly’s first time and she thought it was so awesome! After that we went to La Bufadora which is a blow hole tourist attraction right on the peninsula of Baja California. Lastly we ate at a restaurant called Habana Banana which was pretty good. Their micheladas were really good but the best part is you have the option to play with a baby jaguar, lion and tiger. You can also play with the adult jaguar and lion as well as hold a monkey and a huge mcCaw. We did the baby jaguar with my daughter and then just hubby and I played with the adult lion and tiger. My daughter did not meet the height requirement to play with the older cubs.
From Ensenada we drove to Rosaritos which is where our villa was. We stayed at Quinta Pacifica beach front villas. Which were pretty nice. The property was beautiful. My only complaint was that they need to do a better job of up-keeping the building. Since it is beach front the mist and weather can kind of destroy the paint and you could definitely tell there was wear and tear. But lil things like that do not bother me so I enjoyed. We checked in, got settled and enjoyed the rest of the day.
Saturday morning my daughter, mom and niece (via facetime) presented our anniversary presents by showing us a video presentation of them saying the sweetest things and singing. You can view the video Here. I literally cried all my makeup off that I had just put on. I dont know what I did to deserve such sweet souls as kids but I am truly thankful. We got dressed, had breakfast and went to ride horses on the beach and played in the pool at the Rosarito Beach Hotel. We love that hotel. You can hang out by the pool and order drinks which are really, really good. Once we finished there it was time to head back to our villa and get ready for our anniversary dinner. My hubby had his mom drive down from tecaté to be with my daughter while we went and had dinner. We ate at a restaurant called Popotla. It was really good and the mixed drinks were great.
Sunday we drove up to the Rosaritos sand dunes and drove ATVs. That was soo much fun. I almost drove off a cliff and then got stuck in the sand LOL. It was my own fault because I was driving 😂 After, we ate at Villa Ortegas inside Puerto Nuevo (Lobster Town). I had the shrimp scampi and lobster plate and it was PHENOMENAL! We almost did not eat there because the restaurant sits right on top of the water and you literally can smell the fish in the ocean. But we were told once you get your food and start eating your nose focuses on the smell of your food and it is true. Its kind if cool actually how your body tunes into and focuses on what you should be smelling in order to eat. So I’m glad we ended up staying. We headed back to our villa and hung out by the pool and jacuzzi for the rest of the day, until it was dinner time where we cooked and watched a movie via screen projector out on our terrace by the beach. It was soo nice!
Today is Monday and our last day. Its 6AM and im sitting out on the terrace writing this blog. We plan on chilling at the Rosaritos beach hotel pool again and hitting up one of our fave taco spots called Tacos El Yaqui before we leave. The tacos are BOMB!!
This trip was super fun and I’m so proud of hubby and I for celebrating 16 years of marriage! Thank you for allowing me to share and I Hope you enjoyed my lil Mexico recap! Hope you all have an amazing week!!
LTK 3 day MAJOR sale alert!!! || Everything you need to know & Participating brands
Happy Friday loves!! By the time you read this I will be in Rosaritos Beach, Mexico!!! On a much and long over due social distanced and all to ourselves vacay!! You know I will be giving all the deets very soon but until then make sure you are following me on instagram as I share different clothing hauls and BTS vacay things. I knew this trip would coincide with the LTK day sales event so I made sure to thoroughly include all details of the sale.
First, if you have no idea what LTK even means or what the sale is then please check out This post I did last year that explains everything! LTK Day is highly anticipated by millions of shoppers around the world. It is always a few days (the 11th thru the 13th) and I am so excited to share my love for fashion with my friends and family members. For this occasion, participating brands have prepared a special sale for all valued customers: You can buy regular priced items for exclusive discounts that are IN APP ONLY so follow me here (its FREE) all the way up to 60 %🤯. I will be sharing and showing my recent purchases and long time faves on my insta stories thru-out the entire sale so make sure you are following me Here!
Here is a list of all the participating brands:
Here are my personal faves that I shop from on a regular basis:
Recent Amazon purchase for beach vacay || + some travel essentials
I know majority of everyone looooves Amazon!! It is literally the best thing since sliced bread LOL. I recently put in an order for my upcoming trip this Friday and found some really good pieces!! I really love the makeup cases because I have had my old ones for over 10 PLUS years and definitely needed some new ones, So I cant wait to use those. I also got the cutest lil passport cover that comes in a few other colors and I am seriously OBSESSED😍 In addition I got a cute bathing suit, some house slippers and…. well you’ll see haha! 👇🏾
Happy new week!! I cant tell you how excited I am to try some of these products this month!! I looove serums and I just had to try the new Tarte hydroflex serum infused foundation and the new olaplex bond intense moisture mask!!! So I will be sure to give my honest thoughts and opinions on those and everything else!!! Lets get into this haul…
Ahhh. I love Natasha Denona! Her products are LEGIT a d she doesn’t disappoint with this palette. I found myself repeatedly wearing the warm browns and oranges because it paired so well with my skin tone. This will definitely be added to My Holy Grail: Makeup Edition
Ok can we talk about this concealer! Its so good. It is super full coverage and can me used to bot only conceal but to contour as well. Its also a very hydrating formula so it wont dry you out under your eyes or get cakey. This will be my main concealer for that very reason.
I love a natural nude lip look. I saw this on another blogger whose has the same skin tone as me and knew immediately I was going to love it. The formula is very creamy so it isn’t a matte lipstick more so a shiny one and definitely wont leave your lips dry.