Beauty

Reviewing Tarte Cosmetics new Hydroflex Serum Foundation | SO gorgeous!

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Hydroflex Serum Foundation

“The yoga pants of foundation”

W H A T I T D O E S:

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.

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Fashion

The best pair of denim shorts for summer: #Ootd

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.

Hat: Amazon

Sweatshirt: old but love This and This

Shorts: NastyGal {wearing M} (If your in between sizes, size up)

Sandals: Kell Parker (code: tiffany15)

Sunglasses: Amazon (comes in a set of 2)

Earrings: The Styled Collection

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

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gift guide

Buying Presents for Dad? Check Out These Top Popular Gifts || Amazon Gift ideas for men

Whiskey glass set of two

Im not old im classic funny car graphic tee // I got this tee for hubby as an anniversary gift! He loved it!

Engravable pocket knife

Fossil mens stainless steel quartz watch

Beard grooming kit// Also got this for hubby as an anniversary gift!

Mens slim wallet with money clip

Small hammer multi tool

Toilet timer

Laser engraved cutting board

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LTK sales event

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:

Tarte

The Styled Collection

Boohoo

Express

Forever 21

Abercrombie & Fitch

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#amazon

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! 👇🏾

Weekend beach tote

This is a beach bag but, Im definitely gonna use it like a carry all type of bag as well

Spaghetti strap cut out dress

I have seen this dress floating around the internets and thought it would be great for the beach. || Runs tts and is very fitted

Wide brim straw hat

I mean why would I NOT get this hat!! Its sooo chic! Im definitely gonna take some cute pics with this.

Fur slippers

I have a few of these slippers already and they are the most comfortable things plus they come in a million colors so you can match anything.

Passport cover

Ahhh!! See how cute this cover is?!!!! Comes in a few other colors as well and has i.d. And cc slots included. It also comes with a mini pen attached inside which is super adorable & handy!

3-piece makeup bag

Like I said I needed some new makeup cases because my current ones are literally falling apart. I am obsessed with the marble design too!

Large travel makeup bag

This one I got because it has a place to put your brushes and I loved the idea of having that included in the case.

Backless swimsuit

How gorgeous is this swimmie?! Its giving me very Audrey Hepburn vibes and if you know me personally I looove Audrey in Breakfast at Tiffanys! (FUN FACT: That is how my mom picked my name😉)

Straw roll up hat

Everyone needs a hat like this for the spring and summer. It will instantly dress up any outfit and make it causal-chic!

Distressed dad hat

I love a good hat on an actual travel day. 9/10 you will see a hat included in any travel or airport outfit! Its so much easier to throw a hat on when you have an early flight or need to get on the road early. And it really makes it look like you tried.

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Beauty

June Sephora haul

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…

1. Hudroflex serum foundation


2. Intense moisture mask


3. Brown obsessions eyeshadow pallete


4. Radiance bronze powder


5. Makeup organizer


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Fashion

May Instagram recap

Happy Friday everyone! We made it to the weekend🙌🏾 Ive rounded up all of my looks on Instagram in one convenient place so it’s easier to find!

TOP: Express {wearing M}

JEANS: Express {wearing 6}

SANDALS: Nordstrom


SWEATSHIRT: Express {wearing M}

LEGGINGS: Nordstrom {wearing M}

SNEAKERS: Nordstrom

Handbag: Amazon


TOP: Express {wearing M}

JOGGERS: Express {wearing M}

SNEAKERS: Dsw


SWEATER: Pink Lily (Use code:June15) {wearing M}

LEGGINGS: Pink Lily (use code:June15) {wearing M}

SNEAKERS: Dsw

DENIM JACKET: old but love This one

HAT: Pink Lily (code:June15)


DENIM JACKET: old but similar Here

TANK TOP: Amazon {wearing M}

JOGGERS: Amazon {wearing M}

SNEAKERS: Dsw


TOP: Shein {wearing M}

SKIRT: old but similar here and Here

SANDALS: Express love These


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Beauty

May Sephora faves || What I’ve been loving

Happy June! We are half way thru the year. That is insane to even say OMG! Nonetheless here we are in another month, so here are last months faves.

1. Hydrating hyaluronic under eye mask

These are soooo good!! I love hyaluronic anything because of its benefits. I tend to dry out under my eyes so these are super moisturizing and they are sparkly so its like a lil party for your eyes😂

2. Bronze eyeshadow palette

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

3. Born this way super coverage concealer

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.

4. Nars lipstick in Belle de jour

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.

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Beauty

6 ingredients you have at home that can be used as a facial to promote healthy skin.

I want to start off by saying Self-care is NOT selfish! I know personally as a mom I need to be the best for my family. Whether you are a mom, wife, girlfriend or significant other. That role requires so much of you as a person to fulfill. Often times our wanting to fill this role successfully and be the best leaves us feeling burnt out and tired. You can really lose yourself if you dont be careful and take time for you.

Think of this as your new motto!! You cant give your best without feeling your best! It starts with YOU! So make sure you do something today that makes you happy💕 I know personally I love giving myself mini facials at home. Regular upkeep of the face promotes healthy blood flow to the skin which keeps your face looking healthy, plump, moisturized and youthful skin. I usually combine my mini facial with a loooong bubble bath and a can of my fave Hey mama wines. Now whether its for 10 min or 35 min (sometimes there really isnt time) I take it and do so regularly for me.. just to sit in quiet and reflect and enjoy.

I cant stress enough how important it is to set aside time for yourself. Self care is not selfish and you can start with a at home facial with ingredients found in your home:

•use coconut oil to take away any makeup, dirt or buildup then wipe away

•use sugar & tea tree oil to exfoliate any dead skin

•use avocado & honey as a facial mask and let sit for 15-30 min (this is where you pour you a glass of wine😉 and relax)

•after rinsing apply olive oil as a moisturizer…..

Tiara’s NO! Wine glasses UP!

Life updates

Life Update: I am taking a quick blogging break

Happy Monday!! I hope your week has started off productively. As stated in the title of this blog post, I will be taking a quick blogging break. I am working on 2 really big and exciting projects that I will soon share with you. One project will be revealed next week Friday at 8pm Pst in a blog post, so make sure to come back and check that out. The other project is near completion and I have been working on it for several several months. I can not wait to share with you!

Now My blogging break will only consist of me not posting this Wednesday or Friday, but I will be back Next Monday the 24th. (See I told you it would be quick) 😂😂 I have really come to enjoy blogging so my break wont be long at all, I just need these next few days to work out the last minute kinks in preparation of my upcoming project! Im super stoked and cant wait to share🙌🏾 I will still be very much active on my Instagram so if you arent following me there be sure to @thisdollhere

I hope you have a great week💕 Thank you always for your continued support and for stopping by, until next time…

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Fashion

#Ootd: Mom style for current California weather|| Gloomy, overcast & comfy

O UT F I T • D E T A I L S

SWEATER: EXPRESS {wearing M} sold out but similar here.

LEGGINGS: Nordstrom {wearing M}

SNEAKERS: NORDSTROM

HAND BAG: Amazon

I dont know about where you are right now. But the weather in California has been sooo gloomy and cold. Booooo! Its so crazy to think I need shorts and a sweater at the same time lol. For the past few days the weather has been so whomp whomp, so I thought it would be fun to style a cute and comfy gloomy cold day outfit!! Its comfy enough to run all my errands and cozy enough to keep out the chill! What is the weather like where you are??

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Beauty

5 things you need to prevent your under eye concealer from creasing

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#1. GOOD EYE CREAM

Skincare always comes FIRST before makeup! Remember that! You would never apply foundation without applying moisturizer and the same applies to your under eyes. So make sure you hydrate with a really good under eye cream.

I love This eye enhancer and use it daily. It has a triple blend of peptides which promotes healthier skin from within. It also has a comprehensive botanical complex of rose, aloe, kiwi, lily, ginseng, geranium, primrose and lavender all to help soothe the skin and keep the area from getting dry.

 

#2. GOOD FORMULATED CONCEALER

There are a ton of concealers out there. One thing I discuss with a bunch of you like myself Ive experienced the caking, drying or even creasing under my eyes and my eye bags do not help with that. Ive learnt that it is extremely important to choose & use products that compliment your skin type. If you use a concealer that is too thin, to thick, to dry or too moisturizing it will crease. Keep in mind too for those of us that have more mature skin, a more hydrating formula is required. I have also found that when you lightly stretch the under eye area a tiny bit it creates a more fat and even surface. Therefore creating a more successful makeup application.

I recently added This concealer to my My Holy Grail: Makeup Edition. Its super coverage, multiple use and works wonders in concealing and contouring.

#3. GOOD SETTING POWDER

In order to keep the makeup from moving around under your eye area, Setting it with a translucent powder is a must! You need to Set everything really good like your life depends on it. Again the product used for setting the concealer will be based on your skin type. Some skin needs a tiny bit and others need to let the powder sit & bake. I personally have found that Actual baking and letting it sit for a while has contributed to that area being extremely dry for me. I look like an evil wicked Witch 😂😂 for real. This is because my skin is already so dry in that area.

I highly recommend This or This setting powder. I have been using the first one for over 5 years and the second I recently found and really love!

#4. GOOD SETTING SPRAY

The same rules that apply for your entire face when setting it also apply to your under eyes when setting. You need a good finishing spray to help hydrate the skin to keep it from flaking or looking cakey. It also holds all your makeup firmly in place. So make sure you spray those under eyes too!!

I am OBSESSED with This flawless finish setting spray. Its sooo so good.

#5. MINI FAN

Lastly I have found that when you’re putting on your makeup and you are waiting for everything to dry and set after you have sprayed your setting spray. Your concealer can crease in the process, especially if you have fine lines or bags. Use a mini fan to quickly dry that area while making the face you make when you put mascara on. This helps the skin stretch out while drying therefore leaving a flawless finish!

Ive been using This super cute one from Amazon for awhile now. Its also how I dry my lash extensions after washing them.

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