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I finally got my hands on the infamous INGLOT 10 Freedom System palette. I decided to play around with it today and came up with a look and I have to say these shadows are amazingly pigmented!

New Vanity Mirror!

It is incredibly bright and I think it came out Amazing!

Polish Hoarders Anonymous!

So the 1st step in any program is admitting we have a problem...

My 1st Mineral Eyeshadow Product

A palette made by Yours Truly!

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Johnson & Johnson Giveaway/Review

Hello everyone! Today I want to give you all one last chance to win $100 worth of Johnson & Johnson products. Holidays is approaching and who wouldn't like to receive some awesome beauty products?

As part of being a member of the Latina Lifestyle Collective I have been a part of an awesome Entre Tu Y Yo campaign that is now sadly coming to an end.

I wanted to introduce to you all some awesome Aveeno products that I was able to try recently and give you all an opportunity to win a box full of goodness!

I have to say it has been so awesome to be a part of this campaign and try out all of the awesome products from Aveeno. From the Skin Care to HairCare both my husband and I both love how it is on our skin and hair.

I color my hair very frequently and having curly hair I am already prone to dryness and frizziness naturally. So when coloring I always try to take care of my hair as best as I can to not further damage it.

The Pure Renewal Dry Shampoo is an interesting product to me. I know other brands have their own version and I honestly did not like them at all. I love the scent this one had and I didn't have too much of that white powdery mess on the top of my scalp. 

It is Sulfate Free as all the other items I am showing you today are.

  • Rejuvenates hair for a clean, fresh look between washes
  • Removes excess oil and impurities to help boost volume
  • Lightly fragranced to refresh with each use
  • Sulfate-free for gentle cleansing

Aveeno Pure Renewal Conditioner refreshes and rebalances for healthy manageability.

  • Conditions and Softens without weighing hair down
  • Rebalances hair's optimal moisture levels
  • Leaves hair silky and more manageable for styling
  • Sufate Free

Aveeno Pure Renewal Shampoo refreshes and rebalances for healthy manageability.

  • Naturally derived cleansers lift away impurities without over-stripping
  • Rebalances hair's optimal moisture levels
  • Designed with sulfate-free technology for gentle cleansing

Aveeno Pure Renewal 2-IN-1 Shampoo & Conditioner refreshes and rebalances for healthy manageability.

  • Naturally derived cleansers lift away impurities without over-stripping
  • Rebalances hair's optimal moisture levels
  • Designed with sulfate-free technology for gentle cleansing

Here is your opportunity to Enter and win some amazing products!

US Only Please!

In compliance with FTC guidelines, please be aware that my (GIVEAWAY) of
(Johnson & Johnson/Entre Tu y Yo ), was made possible by the Latina & Latino Lifestyle Bloggers Collective (http://www.llbloggers.com), and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson."

I received product in exchange for my honest review and/or give-away as part of the Latino & Latina Lifestyle Bloggers Collective campaign agreement for the Johnson & Johnson Entre Tu y Yo Campaign.”

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Khroma Beauty

Hello my beauties! It has been quite some time and shame on me because I absolutely have missed the beauty world and have gotten consumed with daily life. However I am getting back to it slowly but surely and wanted to share some new goodies with you all!

I recently picked up a few of the new items from the Khroma Beauty line. For those of you that may not know yes the Kardashians have come out with their own line of beauty products!! I love watching them on the show and have been a fan of their polishes and some of their clothing. They are all such gorgeous girls that it only made sense.

Where to Find:
Harmon's, ULTA, your local drugstores

Price Range:

Type of Products available:
False Lashes, Mascara, Eyeshadows, Foundation Primers, Lipstick/Lipgloss 

Good for drugstore but borderline mediocre in my personal 

Khloe's Kardazzle $13.99
 The packaging is sturdy hard plastic. Very compact to throw in your purse even. I had a bit of a hard time opening but otherwise not too bad.

Pretty Assortment of Neutrals.

This almost reminds me slightly of the NYX Butt Naked palette in the layout and color payoff. Some colors are hit or miss.

The shimmery shadows are pretty but not for everyone.

I was drawn to this color because it reminded me a bit of the shade Side Car in the Naked Palette but when I swatched it , the color almost didn't even match what was in the pan.

I love Coral Blushes and was happy to find one in this set. Takes a couple times of application and if you are medium/ tan like me takes a bit to show up but otherwise very pretty.

I love highlighters and I knew these girls would have one because their skin is always glowing! I really liked this one.

As you can see the bronzer is on the lighter side and may work for someone with more of a fair complexion. Unfortunately in my case too light but will make it work somehow.

Swatches with Too Faced Shadow Insurance Underneath

Nude Lip Set $9.99

"Look Great in three simple steps! Ideally pre-matched and formulated lipstick, lipliner, and lipgloss expose just enough and add seemingly naked veil of flesh-toned perfection."

I like the concept of the double ended lipliner/lipstick but shade was not for me from what I could already tell.

Pretty shade and has a nice scent to it as well.

Pretty decent amount of product in this big tube .12oz and will last a long time.

The minute I opened this tube I was slapped with a very unpleasant smell. Hard to describe scents but it was a big turnoff to me enough to not want to put it on my lips even.

I really wanted to love this product but there was just no way around it for me to be honest. Using the liner, lipstick , then lipgloss it just was not working. The liner seemed to almost "erase' my lips and the lipstick and gloss settled and creased like no other and was just not very flattering on me. >>Insert sad face.

I honestly feel like the items are decent. I would personally stick with the lashes and maybe the shadows but otherwise not to thrilled with the line. It is decently priced for drugstore and you get what you pay for. They can be worked with , but if you are looking for great quality in pigmentation in some of their items it just isnt there in my opinion.

Would love to know what items you all tried if any and what your thoughts are on the Kardashian Beauty Items!

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October Favorites

Hello my lovlies! I hope you all you are all doing well on this Sunday. We all get an extra hour sleep and well who doesn't love that right? For those of us that are in the NY/NJ area I can only hope that you are all safe and sound and are getting the much needed help that you deserve after Hurricane Sandy. The craziness with gas shortage and businesses being shut down to to damages is almost surreal. We never realize how much we take for granted on a daily basis until we lose it. Something as simple as power and electricity that keeps homes warm and foods preserved. 

Our jersey shore is just devastating to look at and can only hope that we will all unite in this time of need and remember that we are all family and should help one another. Something as simple as water, blankets can make the world of a difference to some. Random acts of kindness will get you very far and most certainly can make anyone's day.

 Now for my monthly faves!

Runs for $18 and is great for those of us that may have some discoloration on our lids. I have an assortment of eyeshadow primers in my "beauty cabinet" and this past month I rotated some items to show some TLC to some that had been neglected. So glad that I reached for this again. My eyeshadow lasts all day and gives me the even base on my lid if the tone is a bit un even.

You can also find this at Sephora, Ulta, or any benefit beauty counter for about $16. I love the little boxes of the blushes so was so excited when they came out with the glosses to match them. I never had the dallas blush but after swatching it just didnt work to well with my skin tone for some reason. I love the gloss because it gives my lips a bit of a warm nude shade and isnt too sticky or nasty on the lips. 

You can find Guerlain items at Sephora, Nordstrom, Saks 5th Avenue etc. This luxury lippy goes for $48. I dont have many Guerlain items in my collection because lets be honest some of our beauty wants are a bit pricey and hard to justify spending so much.
Being a contributor for This That Beauty enables me to try some item that I otherwise wouldnt be able to and review and share my opinion about. They are an amazing set of beauty girls that spoil the girls on the team rotten. I love being a part of it and am enjoying this little blogging adventure every chance I get

Has to be one of the heaviest and luxurious lipsticks I own!
Nice and Heavy!

Internally squealed a bit when the gorgeous Christene showed this to me! I couldnt get over how awesome the mirror and the packaging was on this.

Definitely something to put in your clutch for a night out on the town. You will feel instantly glamourous as you pop this bad boy out of your purse and begin applying wherever you may be. A handy mirror to help on the go, what more could you ask for?!

The shade is very wearable and soft on the lips. Has a bit of a frostiness to it but isnt too overpowering. I feel it gives just the perfect hue of pink onto the lips.

Milani Illuminating Face Powder 
This powder sells for $8.99 in most drugstores and is a gorgeous highlighting powder. I have been using it very often over my cheek bones and cupids bow. Isnt too shimmery and once you swirl your brush into all of the colors you get a great variety of different shades to highlight with.

Can be found at ULTA and even some beauty supply stores like Harmons or Face Values for $8.99. I actually picked these up at Ulta when they were having a sale and was BOGO 50% off. It is perfect for foundation and love how flawless it leaves my face. Isnt too big or too small and very soft!

 This brush can be purchased separately for $12.95 or comes also in the
 Vortex Collection. I love this brush for applying my blush. It is the perfect size and is very soft. It is great for contouring as well but I prefer to use it for blush in particular. It is the only 1 I have and I must change that asap!

You can find this at your local drugstores, Ulta etc. This goes for $9.99 and is hands down my absolute most favorite gel liner at the moment. I have had my share of gel liners and they usually dry up , crack and just dont have a long shelf life. I have tried liquid and pencil liners for winging out my liner and just like the control and wear I get with gel. This is more of a laquer and goes on soooo smoothly and wears very well. I have had this jar for a couple of months and no signs of dryness or cracking. I must get other shades!

is a staple in my skin care now a days. I have a problem with large pores and well I dont think its ever too early to begin worrying about fine lines and wrinkles as a woman lol. You can find this at Sephora or on the Murad site for around $49.50. This was also an item from the awesome gals of This That Beauty. Skincare is absolutely crucial in the beauty world. No amount of makeup is gonna cover up the bumps, scars, and other imperfections you may have like staying hydrated and taking care of your skin can!

I picked this up a while back in the Meat Packing District of NY for around $15. Thought it was the cutest little makeup palette on the go or even as a stocking stuffer. Love the Artwork on the packaging to!

I have been playing around with this quite a bit and love the blush and shadows!

Hope you guys enjoyed my monthly faves and promise to get back on track with posts etc. I hope you all stay safe and are excited about the holidays approaching! I know I am!