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Create the Perfect Dress for You With Eshakti Customization: The Black Tulip Dress

The dress is courtesy of Eshakti. All opinions are my own.

Has it ever happen to you that sometimes you see a dress, or fashion item, and think, "it would be perfect if it were shorter" or "it would be perfect if it had sleeves"? That happens to me all the time, but years ago I was introduced to Eshakti and I fell in love. Eshakti lets you choose those small details that can make any dress the perfect dress for you, and now you can even choose the type of fabric that you want on their designs. So whether you need a dress an everyday dress, one for work, for the holidays, or for a formal event, visit Eshakti and customize your dress, or fashion piece, to YOUR liking . 

The dress I have on is called the Tulip Dress for obvious reasons, the front has an elegant tulip opening that makes the dress more than a basic LBD— it is an elegant fashion statement. That's what caught my attention and to be honest, I'm in LOVE with it. It is perfect for the upcoming holiday parties!


Las Americas Premium Outlets: The Ideal Place for Black Friday Shopping

This entry is sponsored by Las Americas Premium Outlets. All opinions are my own.

Las Americas Premium Outlets is one of the most popular shopping centers in California. It is located on the San Diego/Tijuana border and it caters to local and international visitors. In case you don't know, outlet centers are known to have the best deals on well-known brands. This particular Outlet Center is one of my favorites because, besides being relatively close to me, it has a very good selection of stores. 

During Thanksgiving and Black Friday, Las Americas Premium Outlets will be open! On Thursday, November 23 they will be opened from 3:00 PM to 11:59 PM and on Black Friday from 12:00 AM to 10:00 PM. On my last visit to the Las Americas Outlet Centers I was able to speak with a representative who told me that they are ready for Black Friday. She told me that although Outlet Stores have very good offers throughout the year, several stores offer even higher discounts on Black Friday and they also have a larger inventory. 

So girls and boys, if you're looking for the best place for Black Friday shopping, visit Las Americas Premium Outlets .


4211 Way of the Plaza
San Diego, CA 92173-3049

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


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