Friday, December 19, 2014

Marsala







Marsala. It sounds pretty tasty, and it also happens to be the name 
of 2015 color of the year!
I love this kind of earthy wine red and I couldn't help but to 
create a make up look featuring this sultry color.
Hope you guys enjoy this look and
Have a great weekend!
xoxo

Face
Becca Ever Matte Foundation 
Clinique Stay Matte powder
Bare Minerals The High Dive bronzer
Clinique Ginger pop blush

Eyes
Wet and Wild Fergie eye primer
MAC Expensive Pink e/s on lid
MAC Coral e/s on crease
MAC Samoa Silk Transition color
Inglot #102R (darkest color) outer crease
Urban Decay Blackheart e/s to deepen crease
MAC Sketch e/s to deepen crease and lower lash line
Inglot #102R (lightest color) to blend darker 
shadow on lower lash line
MAC Crystal Avalanche e/s and 
Urban Decay dust and trick on inner corners
MAC Vanilla pigment as highligth under brows
and on high points of the cheeks
Anastasia Brunete for brows
L'oreal Telescopic mascara 
and liquid liner
Ardell Wispies cut in half

Lips
NYX Deep Purple lip liner
Clinique Sugar Bean lipstick
MAC Rebel lipstick






Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Sparkle

Holiday Sparkle


Here is some inspiration for the coming holiday festivities.
 This is the kind of outfit that would be
 perfect for New Year's Eve!
I love the contrast of black, white, and red. 
Adding silver and gold accents with different
 textures gives a really nice dimension to the outfit. 
And bit of glitter is always fun to have as well
to make it nice and sparkly!

Happy Monday!
xoxo




Holiday Sparkle by fintia featuring a diamond pendant

Alice Olivia skater skirt
$920 - harveynichols.com


H M white jacket
$47 - hm.com


Even&odd slip on pumps
$53 - zalando.co.uk


COET wine purse
$170 - boticca.com


David yurman bracelet
$1,180 - nordstrom.com


David Yurman diamond pendant
saksfifthavenue.com

Friday, December 12, 2014

On a budget Home Decor



Old bottles and empty spaghetti jars $1-3

Hello loves!
Today I am very excited to share with you a little bit of my apartment. 
When we moved in to our new place
 almost two months ago, I was soo looking forward to 
start decorating the place and make it our own. 
For the past six years, at my old place, it was all about the modern/ contemporary style. 
I really loved it, but I wanted something different and cozier this time around. 
The idea of modern- meets -rustic came to my
 mind so little by little, my husband and I started with our decorating journey
 which included some DIY's and thrifting!

Ikea Dofta $5/Michaels scrapbook paper $.70/pine cones (free)
 Bath and Body Works candle $10

Random bottles and spaghetti jars are a
 great way to add some inexpensive decor,
and the fact that there is recycling involved it's a win win! 
I added pine cones that I got from my neighborhood, and other trinkets from Ikea
 which is very well know for it's affordable prices.



Mix print and textures to you give a layered look that adds to that lived- in and welcome feeling.
Ross has become one of my favorites stores for on the budget decor.
You can find variety and the store brings new items constantly.

Ikea Pello Chair $50

 I love throws, but I do not have one yet, using a big scarf 
is a great to way add a sophisticated whirl to your living room.

Ross Wooden Curtain rod $24

I fell in love with these window panels from West Elm
a few months back. After waiting for quite some time
they were finally on sale!
Patience is key. If you like something that is more
on the expensive side, check often, it will
eventually go on a lower price.

Target Geo Accent Pillow $17

Wal-Mart Chair Cushion $5

Go thrifting! This can be so much fun. 
We absolutely love going on thrifting adventures. 
Sometimes you can leave empty handed, but others,
 you can score beautiful pieces. 
We got these wooden chairs for free at U-haul. 
They have a green room
where people leave unwanted items in good condition. 
We painted them, added a pretty cushion, 
and voila!
Rustic Chair (free)

 Dollar Tree Cutlery and frames/ 
Michaels Chevron scrapbook paper and letters
$1-5

 Oh Pinterest...how addicted I am to you! I can surely get lost there for hours.
 I love that you can find pretty much anything you want. I wanted to add  a little 
something to our dining room wall so when I saw this idea, I thought it looked pretty clever and very
 easy to do! 
Doing projects yourself not only can be cheaper,
but it adds to having your touch in the room!

Jute rope $5

I love to have fresh flowers in my living room.
To me, is an instant pick me up
 and definitely adds to that cozy look. I have to admit that having
 fresh flowers all the time can be expensive, 
so having faux ones is a great 
alternative to alternate.

Thrifted Tea pot $4

 Ross Shower Curtain $8 /Target Wall decals $13/Ikea plant $5.49
Wal-Mart Towels $3



Recycled Jars


For the bathroom, Wall decals can be a great 
way to  dress a wall and very easy to use.
 I wanted a clean look, so I also used clear containers and recycled jars
 with jute rope as a decorative touch.


I hope you guys enjoyed this post
and remember...
be creative, be crafty, be thrifty!
Happy Friday
xoxo


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

There's still time! (giveaway)


Hi guys!
Just wanted to remind you that there is still time to enter my Gypsan giveaway!
For more details go to the original post here.

(This giveaway is international) 


Happy Monday!
xo

Friday, December 5, 2014

Holiday Gift guide




I love to give gifts that are practical
and people can use the most.
That's why I love Bath and Body works!
I went yesterday and did half of my Christmas shopping.

With their wide selection of scents you can make
someone's home smell really good
and look beautiful at the same time...
or even make that special someone smell really
good with their signature body and bath products!

Wallflowers
These little guys are a most have in my home. I love that the scents are subtle but still noticeable. 
My all time favorite is Mahogany Teakwood. You can't go wrong with that one in my opinion.
Bath and Body works offers beautiful Plug- ins to make these a beautiful piece of decor around the house. 

Men Deodorizing Body Spray
My husband loves them!
I think these body sprays are very practical. Just spray and go! Also, the staying power is pretty good.

Candles
This is my most purchased item! I love that with a new season there are new scents to try.
These candles last a really long time, and I burn them almost every day, for up to 2 hours.Un like other candles, these permeate the aroma around the apartment. My favorites are again Mahogany Teakwood, Sweater Weather, and Ski Lodge.
Candle tip: To avoid tunneling, make sure that the candle wax melts all the way to the corners
before blowing it out. 2 for $22

Soaps
For some people this could be a boring item but when you think about it, washing our hands is
something that we do all the time! and believe me,  these soaps  are far from boring! You can even
dress them up in beautiful soap sleeves! My favorite scents are Morrocan Fig and Honey and Topaz Waters.

Signature Collection
What I love about these is that you can find the scent you love in different products.
Perfumes, mist, shower gels, creams, You name it, there is a choice for everyone!

And there is so much more!
So if you were scratching your head
this morning thinking what to get...
Think no more and stop by Bath and Body Works!

PS: The are offering free gift wrapping
with cute name tags and ribbon
for everything you buy!






















Monday, December 1, 2014

Gypsan Giveaway

Hello my loves,
I hope for the ones that celebrated Thanksgiving, that you guys had a great time with your loved ones! 
Mine was pretty good as we celebrated it 
with two different families the same day. 
It was a long day but soo worth it.
My son and husband had the whole week off so we really enjoyed our time together.
Today, I come with a very exciting  giveaway!
One lucky reader can win this lovely lace shorts
from Gypsan!

Size M/L

To enter:
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Extra entry
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If you want to be entered on this giveaway please
comment down below
 letting me know you did the required steps!

This is an international giveway!
and ends on
 Saturday December the 12th at 12:00 EST
Good Luck
xoxo



Monday, November 24, 2014

Mexican Dream







Mexico has been one f those cities that at some point I would love to visit. 
I love the the beautiful beaches, temple ruins,delicious food, and even fashion!
There is a style of Mexican clothing
 which features bright colors and intricate embroidered floral patterns that I love.
 When I saw this peasant top from Oasap, it resembled those that can be found in Mexico.








      We made a little stop at this park.
You could see a bed of leaves everywhere, it felt magical.
This is as close as I have ever been to see "Fall"
I so want to see it in full swing.
But for that,we would need to make a trip up north.
Hopefully next year!


Oasap Peasant top c/o- H&M Cardigan (old)- South Hill Designs necklace c/o- Forever21 boots (old)
Pandora rope ring- Precious stone rings (gifted)- Fossil Messenger Bag



Happy Monday!
xoxo