Smokey Bronze + Hot pink lips


 A few weeks back I saw  Promise doing a tutorial on you tube and I loved the combination.
Bold lips is something that I just love to do so when I saw the video I wanted to do my take on it :)

On another note, New Years is around the corner!
 ... and I have no idea of what kind 
of make up I am going to do or what I am going to wear :/ lol
What are your plans for New year's Eve?




Face
Same as always !

Eyes
UD Buck e/s all over the lid blended out to the crease
UD Sin e/s as a highlight
Matte Black e/s on outer corners and crease
Bronze color shadow from 88 palette on lid and bottom lashline
MAC Smolder eye khol pencil on waterline
Clinique Gel liner on upper lash line
Ardell Wispies
Lashblast Mascara
Anastasia Brunnette powder

Cheeks
MAC Peachykeen

Lips
Elizabeth Arden Vivid pink l/l
Clinique Kissifyt l/g
No.17 Hot pink color








HELP ME WIN!

I am participating in a contest in Facebook.
Please " like"  my picture and "like"  the Brilliance New York page as well!!

I really want to win that curling iron hehehe :)

THANK YOU!



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Merry Christmas!!

I hope you lovely ladies had a great holiday!
Mine was short but really good.  After work,we drove to Orlando on Christmas Eve and spend the night eating a nice traditional puertorican meal made by my wonderul mother in law.
Afterwards, we were all  happy and full so we stayed home and I did some calls to my family in Puerto Rico.

The next day we open presents really early in the morning and we really enjoyed our son's face of excitement :)






Milani Cyber Monday sale

I had the chance to take advantage of the Milani Cyber Monday sale
and I can't be any happier with the products I purchased!
I really wanted to try their  Lip Flash pencils, nail polishes, and baked blushes.


From left to right: In a Flash- Flash Light- Flashy

From top to bottom: Flash light- Flashy- In a Flash ( With flash)

(With Natural light)


I am really happy with these pencils. They are long lasting and the effect they give to the lips remind me of MAC Dazzleglasses but without the glossy if that makes sense ha ha!
From the three, my fave is Flashy. This one is the most pigmented and creamy.


Baked blush in Luminoso, just like the name is a luminous gorgeous blush. It is such a pretty peachy sahde!
It does have fine glitter but it does not look like a disco ball. It actually gives a beautiful glow to the skin.
Since I got it, I have been using it lots!


I also got two nail polishes. Love the colors and they are easy to work with :)
From left to right: Teddy Bare- One of a kind

Violet rocks!

If you follow my blog you know that I'm a purple addict lol.
MAC Violet pigment has been sitting for too long in my vanity so I had to give it some real love! :D

I recently visited INGLOT and purchase some products so I will be posting my haul pics soon.
Well, I'm off to sleep now.. I'm so tired.. Holiday mall hours are not cool for the ones that have to work! hehe




Face
Same as last post!

Eyes
UDPP
NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
MAC Violet p/g all over lid
MAC Prussian e/s on outer corners-crease-lowerlashline
MAC Beautiful Iris e/s on tear duct area
MAC Vanilla e/s as a highlight
Middle shade of INGLOT rainbow shadows #102
MAC Indigo khol pencil on waterline
Ardell Wispies
Clinique High lengths mascara
Anastasia Brunnette 
Clinique Gel liner in black

Cheeks
MAC Conjure up

Lips
MAC Abosultely it l/l
MAC Up the Amp l/s
INGLOT l/g #541

Quick FOTD: W&W Bake-off contest

Hello girls!
I am hoping you guys are having a great week so far :)
I already have my Christmas tree up as well as  a bright light fest outside of my apartment since all the neighbors get together to do so every year! 
I will be posting pictures of it soon.

Now back to this post,
Here I am with a quick FOTD featuring some colors from the limited edition Wet and Wild baked shadows.
Since I saw them for the first time, I knew I wanted the blues. All the colors looked so so pretty.
After a mission of searching different Walgreens, I was able to find them and as planned
purchased  the Bake- off contest palrette.
I am not going to review them since there is a million reviews out there. However I do have to say that these shadows are pretty amazing for the money you pay. 
As a lot of people have said they worked best when you use them wet. You get intense pigmentation and beautiful shades to play with.
In this FOTD I am wearing the second blue marble color on the first row and the baby blue shade located on the second row. I added some of the black shadow as well. The rest of  the colors on the eyes I used the UD Naked palette. I really loved this color combo and I hope you guys like as well :)

THIS PICTURE DOES NOT BELONG TO ME


Face
 Clinique Repariwear Laser focus Serum
Clinique Even Better Dark Spot Corrector
Shiseido Mattifying moisturizer
Smashbox Primer
Smashbox HD foundation
Smashbox Halo

Eyes
UDPP
NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
 W&W Blue marble e/s on lid
W&W Baby blue e/s  on inner corners
UD Buck e/s above the crease
UD Darkhorse on outer corners- bottom lash line and crease
W&W Black e/s to deepen crease
UD Virgin e/s as a highlight
Ardell Wispies
Clinique High Impact mascara
Anastasia Brunnette powder
Milani liquifeye pencil in black on waterline
Clinique Black gel liner on upper lash line

Cheeks
Can't remember :(

Lips
MAC Absolutely it l/l
MAC Up the Amp l/s


Night Violet

It's funny how you fall in love with a product, buy it, and then for some strange reason it gets lost in a drawer.
That's what happened to me with this lipstick. Beautiful shade, and it was being neglected!
Today I definitely wanted to give some love to it :)
Please bare with my chapped lips :(



Face
Smashbox Primer
Smashbox M2 HD foundation
Smashbox Halo in Medium
Clinique Superbalanced loose powder in 5 Natural
Eyes
UDPP
NYX JUmbo pencil in Milk
MAC Vanilla e/s all over the lid up to browbone
MAC Texture e/s on outer corners up to the crease as well as on the lower lashline
Milani liquifeye pencil in black
Clinique High Impact mascara
Clinique Black gel liner

Cheeks
MAC Springshine Ombre
MAC Nuance

Lips
NYX Deep purple l/l
MAC Night Violet 



Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving day!
I am very blessed with another year of life and health.
Many good things happened, as well as many not good things.. but that's ok :)
Today we celebrated this day at my brother in law's house.
I also got to wear my Lita botties, I love them so much!!

Here are some pics

 I took this make up pic in a hurry, it's a little blurry, sorry!
Eyes: MAC Samoa Silk/NYX white/NYX Milk/UD Buck and Dark horse
Lips: No.17 Fuschia/ Arden Vivid Pink





 The grandparents with the grandkids :)
Brother and sister in law

Miracle in a tube!

Hi lovelies!
Today I just wanted to rant about a product that I have been using for about 2 months
and  I can not believe did not use sooner!
I am talking about the Clinique emergency gel lotion.
This little guy has 5% of Benzoil peroxide and it is meant to be used as a spot healer.

I have my acne prety much under control now but whenever
  I see a naughty blemish trying to make an appearance
I apply this twice a day and boooom!! 
The blemish is not going to grow and get a head, 
and no ugly mark is left to be seen :)

I am really happy with this product  so I highly recommended.
It comes in a handy tube and retails jut for $14.50



A purple roller coaster :)

I know, I know.. another purple make up!
I just can't help it... at least today I used my Nikon so the pictures today are better quality!
I've been wanting to use my  Glamour Doll shadow called Tattoed, so today I shopped my stash and used that one along with another fave that has been neglected.. Yogurt from MAC :)

As you guys can see my skin has gotten a lot better! and I can't be any happier :)
 I think I found the best products for my skin so I am crossing my fingers that I can stay with clear skin.
I will be talking about these products soon in another post.
Hope you guys enjoy the look!






Face
 Clinique Turnaorund Serum
Shiseido Mattifying moisturizer
Smashbox Primer
Smashbox High Definition foundation M2
Smashbox Halo in medium
Clinique Superbalanced powder in #5

Cheeks
MAC Amazon Princess LE

Eyes
UDPP
NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
MAC Yogurt e/s all over the lid up to the browbone and tearduct area
Glamour shadow Tattooed on outer coerners-crease and lower lash line
MAC Romping e/s above the crease and lower lash line
Inglot purple
MAC Stately black on lower lashline
Clinique Black gel liner in upper lash line
MAC Smolder eye khol pencil on waterline
Clinique Bottom lash mascara
Rimmel mascara
Anastasia Brunette 
Ardell Wispies
Lips
Clinique Sky Violet
MAC Gladiola LE
gloss




Beautiful Iris


 Helloooo!
Last night I saw a post from TinaMarieOnline and she did a gorgeous look using Beatiful Iris from MAC.
This shadow is so amazingly pretty and definitely one of my top fave MAC shadows.









 Face
Clinique Even Better Dark Spot corrector
Shiseido Pureness mattifying moisturizer
Smashbox Primer
Smashbox High Def foundation
Smash box loose powder
Clinique superbalanced loose powder

Eyes
UDPP
MAC Beautiful Iris e/s on lid, tearduct, and lower lash line
MAC Hepcat e/s on crease and above
MAC Plumage and Sketch e/s to deepen crease and lower lash line
MAC Naked p/g as a high light
Clinique Black gel liner upper lash line
Rimmel Mascara
Anastasia brow powder

Cheeks
MAC Amazon Princess

Lips
MAC Chatterbox l/s

Lita love :)


I am in love with Jeffrey Campbell shoes. Every style is so fun and unique.
Since I saw the Litas I knew I wanted them to be part of my wardrobe.
Very soon I'll be having a brown pair!
Even though the heel looks crazy high, thanks to the front platform it feels
like you are walking on a 3 inch heel :)




You guys like?

Say Yes to Cucumbers!


I have used cleasing wipes in the past without any sucess really. 
They all irritated my skin really bad so I kind of gave up and stop buying them.

A few weeks ago, a sweet  friend of mine ( that's right, I said sweet, if you are reading this) 
talked to me about these wipes so I felt intrigued and decided to buy a small  10 pack.

I really love that they have the right amount of moisture and a sweet cucumber smell which is very pleasant!
They are not a substitute for cleansing, but they do a pretty god job 
so after I use my soap I can feel my skin really clean.
You can find them at Target or Walgreens!

Great facts about the product:
  98% natural
Dermatologist tested
Non- irritating
Not tested on animals
  Paraben free
Non comedigenic
Biodegradable
and CHEAP!




I got in the mail a brochure from Sephora about Make up forever.
Inside, they were pretty much promoting different products. 
The model they used is gorgeous and 
there were 5 different instense looks featured.
One of them caught my attention and inspired me to do this make up today.
hope you guys like!




Face
Clinique Even Better Dark Spot corrector
Shiseido Mattifying moisturizer
Smashbox Primer
Smash box High Definition foundation
Smashbox Concealer
Clinique Super balanced powder
Smashbox Mineral powder

Eyes
UDPP
NYX pencil in Milk
MAC Texture e/s on lid and lower lash line
Inlogt Matte 337 above the crease and tear duct area
Clinique Strike it Rich e/s on outer corners and  crease
MAC Dark brown from Smoke and Mirrors palette to deepen crease and lower lash line
MAC Vanilla pigment as highlight
Urban Decay Zero pencil
Clinique Black gel liner
Clinique High Impact Mascara
Anastasia Brow powder
Ardell Wispies

Cheeks
MAC Spingshine LE
MAC Fun and games LE

Lips
MAC Please me l/s
MAC Ravishing l/g
MAC Mimmy LE l/g


FOTD: It's been a while


Hi guys!
It feels like ages of me sharing a FOTD!
Since I came from Spain I've been very busy at work.
Bonus time started and every time,it's really intense.
I only have this pic of the make up, so please pardon me for the lack of pictures.

For the past weeks I've been using the Smash box high Definition foundation, concealer, primer, along with their mineral loose powder and I am really liking it. I am not breaking out as often so this make up
is really doing good on my skin. I bought a trial package at Macy's for  $49.
The foundation is medium to buildable coverage so certain areas of my acne brown marks can be seen so I still need to do other tricks but it's all worth it since it is also a very lightweight foundation.
what do you guys think? :)


 Face
Clinique Even Better Dark Spot corrector
Shiseido Mattifying moisturizer
Smashbox primer
Smashbox High Definition foundation
Smashbox mineral powder

Eyes
UDPP
Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer under brows
Clinique Strawberry fudge on lid
 MAC Moshi moshi on inner corners
MAC Goody goody gum drop as a highlight
 Inglot Matte 334  on the crease and lower lashline
MAC Prussian to deepen outer corners
Milani liquif'eye teal eye liner on waterline
Ardell Wispies
Clinique Black gel liner
Anastasia Brunnette
Clinique High Impact Mascara

Cheeks
MAC Peachykeen

Lips
Elizabeth Arden Vivid pink
MAC Show Orchid
NYX lip gloss

Outfiit of the day: Lost in Toledo

From Madrid, we took a half and hour train to to the old city called Toledo. 
This place is really enchanting!
We felt like we were on a movie :)

 Charlotte Russe Top
H&M Skirt 
Steve Madden Boots
Dillards belt
Blue handbag from Lefties


 The Streets

 The amazing view


The city is bordered by a river

Madrid


I'm back!
Spain was a unique, romantic, enchanting and just marvelous place to visit.
We spent some days in Madrid as well as in Barcelona.
From the two, we really loved Madrid. There was something in the air that it was just amazing.
The people were all dressed up nicely and the streets we so alive with people eating and talking.
The food in Madrid was also delicious. 
We ate lots of ham and tapas!
Make up was non existent.. it felt nice to just don't care!













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