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Best Drugstore Liquid Lipsticks: The Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipsticks + Swatches

Products sent for consideration. I'm not being compensated for my review. All opinions are my own!

I've been wearing the L'Oreal's Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipsticks for some weeks now, and I have to say that I LOVE THEM! They are creamy, easy to apply, they last very well, and they do not transfer when you give a kiss. They also do not dry my lips and are very comfortable to wear. 

The only colors that I struggled to apply evenly were the colors 370 Roseblood and 356 Deeply Disturbed; however, I have noticed that most dark tone liquid lipsticks are harder to apply evenly. 
All other colors in this line worked very well. My favorite liquid lipsticks, which obviously depends on each person's preference- are the colors 372 Petal Potion, 360 Angora, 362 Plum Bum, 364 Milk & Cookies, and 354 Nudist.

The formula of these liquid lipsticks is creamy and easy to apply (except for the colors mentioned above). The application is facilitated by the soft triangle shaped applicator that has a small opening in the middle, which helps apply the lipstick evenly. I loved the applicator! 


I also loved the overall packaging as I think it is beautiful and elegant. They do not look like drugstore makeup, at least not the one I was accustomed to growing up. I can see that drugstore brands are definitely stepping up their game, big time! Thank you for that!

These Infallible Liquid Lipsticks cost approximately $ 9.99(depending on where you buy them) and I recommend them 100%. 

If any of these colors catch your attention, run and buy it because I'm sure you'll fall in lobe with the formula!


L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer Swatches

These products were sent to me by L'oreal Paris for consideration. All opinions are my own. 
Several months ago L'OREAL launched their Infallible Pro-Glow foundation, which quickly became a favorite go-to foundation for a lot of girls with dry, normal, and even those with oily skin. It was a HIT! 

A few months ago, L'OREAL expanded its Infallible Pro-Glow line by adding a new powder foundation and concealers. The Pro-Glow line, in case you don't know, is characterized for providing a natural luminosity/glow to your skin.

The Infallible Pro-Glow concealers claim to provide up to 16 hours of staying power and promise to conceal, correct, and highlight! 

I have tested the concealers for several weeks and I can say that I do recommend them; however, it is not a product that will be for everyone, especially those who are looking for a full coverage. 

In my opinion, these concealers provide light to medium coverage. The first time I used it I honestly did not like it because it gave me no coverage at all, and when I "swiped" the product around my under eye area, it literally disappeared. HOWEVER, after several attempts I realized that the best method to apply this concealer is to tap it into your skinOnce I started using this technique I was able to obtain a medium coverage. 

The concealer covered my dark circles well; however, if you have very dark circles, or a lot of pigmentation to cover, it may take a little (or  lot) more work to get the desired coverage. 

Overall,  the product lasted all day on my skin (for about 12 hours) and I did not see it fading or "cracking" during the day. If you like lighweight concealers and are looking for light to medium coverage, then I definetely recommend that you try the Infallible Pro-Glow ConcealersI particularly liked that, besides covering my problem areas well, it did not dry my under eyes area and it felt very lightweight! 

Below are the swatches of the 8 colors of the  L'OREAL Infallible Pro-Glow Concealer line. They have a price of $ 9.99 and can be found at your nearest drugstore! 


New McCafé Drinks and Fall Outfit: The Perfect Combination

This entry is sponsored by San Diego County McDonald'showever, all opinions mentioned here are 100% my own!    

There is nothing better in the morning than a rich delicious coffee, and the new McCafé line from McDonald's gives us even more options to make our mornings and work days more bearable!
Today I will be sharing with you my opinion on the new McCafé drinks, and I will also show you a new fall inspired work outfit.  
During the week, one of my favorite places to shop for coffee before going to work is McDonald's. Their regular McCafé costs only $ 1 and it's my boyfriend's favorite coffee. I usually get it cold or sometimes I order the McCafé Iced Mocha. A few weeks ago, I noticed that McDonald's added new drinks to their McCafé repertoire; so, when the San Diego County McDonald's invited me to try their new drinks, I immediately agreed.

Polka Dots at the Baby Shower


From the moment my eyes saw this Polka Dots dress from Torrid I fell in LOVE! It is simple, but ideal for the office, a party, or a casual day! The versatility, the style, and the fabric made me love it even more. 

I finally wore it out this weekend to my friend's Baby Shower and it was the ideal outfit! I had a ton of fun and I styled my dress with rose gold accents, like the very famous rose gold heels from INC. I know what your thinking, some one should hide these heels from me now haha but, what can I do? I love them!

Anyhow, read more to see additional outfit photos and Baby Shower decorations. I had so much fun at the Baby Shower and I cannot wait to meet the baby in person. 

Kylie Cosmetics Birthday Collection Swatches

Guess what? I finally bit the bullet and made my first order to Kylie Cosmetics. If you want to check out y video review/tutorial in Spanish, click the video above. 

Overall, I just wanted to share with you some swatches of the products. Honestly, I was very happily surprised with the quality. I'm definitely going to purchase more in the future. 
Did you buy anything from this collection?

You can find these products at KylieCosmetics.com.



THE BIRTHDAY COLLECTION  

MINI KIT MATTE LIQUID LIPSTICKS


MORE SWATCHES....


The Sexy Maxi Dress

This post is in collaboration with Windsor Store. Everything mentioned in this post is my honest opinion.
I've seen many "regular" size woman wear this exact dress from Windsorand to be honest I never thought it would look good on my body type; however, when I received it and tried it on, I FELL IN LOVE! It is sexy, but discreet!

I loved styling this dress with this long necklace and rose gold clutch also from Windsor. And yes, I know I wear these heels quite often, but when you find a pair of heels that are comfortable, pretty, and that you can walk around in for hours... then, you must take advantage of them 100% 

Overall, Windsor definitely has one of the best plus size dress options out there!
Check out more styles here

Plus Size Formal Dresses: The New Windsor Store Line

This post is in collaboration with Windsor Store. All opinions in this post are my honest opinion.

Girls, I have awesome news! Tomorrow, August 14, 2017 we, plus size woman, will have one more shopping option for formal dresses.  Windsor Store, famous for its awesome selection of formal and informal dresses, will now carry plus size! They will carry sizes 1X-3X (FYI I'm wearing a 3X). At the moment, Windsor will only be carrying their plus sizes online; however, depending on demand, they will eventually have the items available in store. 


You have no idea how happy I was when I got the news because, to be honest, there are very few party dress options out there, especially for formal dresses. Plus, Windsor has always been characterized by having a great selection of dresses that are pretty, on trend, and at a good price.

I will be sharing with you more dresses and outfits featuring their plus size line; however, I wanted to share the news and start by sharing with you my this dress. I think this is a must have! I fell in love with it. It was a bit tight on the bust area; however, I added a bralette and voila! problem solved. 

FYI: This dress, and many of the dresses I received to review, are stretchy. I was a bit worried about sizing, especially because the dresses I picked seemed to not have any stretch; however, I was happily surprised to see that most did.

This particular dress is super cute and I can see many of you wearing it to prom, homecoming, or any of those especial events that require formal attire.


If you want to see the full selection of plus size dresses, or if you want to snatch this dress before it's gone, check out Windsor Store tomorrow!