02-08-2016

Hair Care – Updated

Hi guys! I’m hoping everyone is having a a fun time in this “carnaval” season!! Fat Tuesday approaching and I just finished my 6 day work stretch (those stretches that precede the weekend off, so I got something to look forward to!!). Also heading to training in Columbus, OH tomorrow and happy to learn, refresh and absorb all that Laura’s team has to offer us!!

Ok, so now that I’m all caught up we will be talking hair! One of my subscribers asked for a hair care routine and since it’s been years since I’ve filmed one I thought it would be cool to share what I’ve been doing on my hair lately. This video includes my “pro” DIY root routine, it has tips on how to do it yourself and what to look for as well as the best hair mask, shampoo for highlights and styling products I’m loving! Hope you enjoy :)

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02-04-2016

Laura Mercier Primers – Must Haves!

Morning girlies (and boys!!), today’s post is on primers, actually MY favorite primers!! Hahaha I really wanted to do a video on Laura Mercier’s primers because they are truly fab and carry a lot of “good for your skin” ingredients. I’ve been around make up (I mean, lots of makeup) pretty much everyday for the past 2 years at least, lots of trying new products and finding what works and what doesn’t work for me. One of the things I’ve learned is that when I find something that I love and it works wonders I tend to resist change. This is the case on LM primers, I like each and everyone of them at different times (I’m lying actually, I have not had much experience with the mineral and oil-free ones, but I have clients who wear them and swear by them!). Anyway watch the video to find out why I love and recommend them 100%.

Enjoy your day and feel free to reach out with any questions you might have!!!

Beijos,

Karina Signature

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02-02-2016

Social Media – Take a Break!

Hey guys, today I’d like to share with you my social media fast video. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook you probably noticed I was gone for a while! That was a much needed break that brought me back refreshed and with new ideas, new energy and a much better vision for my blog and youtube channel.

I felt that it was important to join my church’s fast because sometimes we let things of the world take over and distract us from what’s really important, in my case my relationship with God. That being said social media addiction is a huge problem in today’s society, not only amongst the blogger community but with teens and pretty much anyone who have access to a smart phone and internet have experienced some kind of agony when off line. I incorporated lots of prayer and Jesus time in my routine and turned things around from what I was doing to what He wants me to do!

Despite being a believer or not, I highly recommend a healthy break and am positive you’ll feel like new afterwards!! The video is a bit all over the place, it was my first one in the longest time and it takes some time to get back into the routine but  hope you enjoy it!!

Just today I updated my blog bio and even though I wrote this there I still wanted to share here because some of you will only look at the mobile version of this post and not go in the blog from your computer so here it is:

“I’ve been blogging for many years now and like some of you might relate I go through ups and downs on my desire to post, seasons that I’m all fired up to others that I don’t even know why I paid for a domain :/ hehehe!!
Recently however I found a new passion, a new desire that’s burning inside of me like nothing else have in the past…I’m feeling an itch to help others, not sure this is a call but I feel like I’m being led to that.
I had my confirmation when I read a note I wrote from a women’s conference I participated last year (sept.2015) “We are called to form a circle, relate with others. Link arms. Blessings will come when we get together!”
Hope you enjoy the journey!
Beijos,
Karina Signature

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02-01-2016

USS Indianapolis

Happy Monday peeps! Going with a casual vibe today because Mondays are for sneakers and perhaps pearls ;P so let’s do this!! Indy1

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01-29-2016

Kit Kat

Morning ladies and gents, I was saving some of the best for last! Last year (sounds like sooo long ago I Know, but really last month!) I went on a photoshoot adventure with my fellow MUA and awesome photographer Kelly from Kelly Brannon Photography. It was a perfect overcast and warmer than usual day for that time of the year up here in the North Hemisphere. I brought along a bunch of Vardagen shirts and this one was one of my favorite looks…not sure it was the cat on the shirt or the graffiti alleys (where I imagine homeless cats hang out at) but it just felt right!

Hello Cat Lady!

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01-27-2016

PÜR Hydra Fluid Foundation – First Impressions + Review

I’m excited to present you with my thoughts on PÜR Cosmetics HydraFluid Foundation   their newest baby – now on the market (it wasn’t when I recorded the video)

Quick overview:

PÜR’s encapsulated water complex delivers Swiss Alps-sourced water to hydrate the skin for lasting radiance while providing silky, medium coverage. HydraFluid water serum foundation is incomparably lightweight yet offers the perfect amount of coverage and satisfies the desire for dewy, breathable, luminous looking skin. This is the chosen foundation to create “bare-looking” but perfect complexion whatever your skin tone or type. Water sourced from the Swiss Alps is known for its high purity and is the ideal mineral water to refresh skin.”

PÜR recommends using three drops and using their liquid chisel brush in circular motion and layering for extra coverage. I used a beauty blender and also found great results using just my fingertips!

Ready for video action?! Here it goes:

One of my favorite things about PÜR is that they don’t test on animals! Cheers for that ya’ll :)

Beijos,

Karina Signature

 

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01-25-2016

New Year Resolutions – Why I do them and how I stick to them!

Hello my friends and happy 2016! A brand New Year has started and I entered this with new hopes, new dreams and new ways to pursue them! Today I’d like to share with you some insights I’ve had during my fasting season and I put together a video for you talking about why I think it’s important to have New Year Resolutions. Some might argue that NYR are worthless and over 90% of the people who made them have already given up from them (even though it’s still January!). I will ask you, how about the remaining 10%? I want to be a part of the greatest 10% that want to make changes and work on them even when challenges arise, life has a whole lot of setbacks, we just need to be able to get up and keep on moving babes!

Today is a brand new day, let’s make it an unforgettable one!!

One thing I mentioned in the video is the power of writing down your dreams and goals, and then I came across this awesome article that talks about just that:

5 Reasons Why Writing Down Goals Increases The Odds Of Achieving Them!

Happy reading :)

Cheers to new beginnings!

Beijos,

Karina Signature

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12-18-2015

“I Wear My Sunglasses at Night…

So I can, So I can
Watch you weave then breathe your story lines
And I wear my sunglasses at night
So I can, So I can
Keep track of the visions in my eyes…” Cheers to 80’s “bad” music that I love so much!!!! Hehehe I totally felt the eighties vibe in this shoot guys (especially this look) so pardon my music taste but nothing gets me up and going better than music from the 80’s…hello A-Ha! LightSleepers1 LightSleepers2 LightSleepers3 LightSleepers4

The Light Sleepers cropped top is from the lovely Vardagen local shop in Fishers, if you haven’t paid a visit to them yet stop by for a cup of coffee (they are famous for that!)

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12-15-2015

Indianapolis Colts + Vardagen

Hey guys, how’s it all holding up in this awesome wave of warmth we got here in Indy?! I’m thrilled!! This winter reminds me of winters back home, cold at night and warmer during the day…except we get more sunshine in Sampa…and I run on sunshine, but hey I’m happy to not be freezing under snow by now!

So the other day my friend and awesome photographer Kelly and I set out to have some pics taken and I couldn’t be happier with the results. The weather was perfect for pics and the temps helped, along of course with some good planning before hand 😉

Holiday mode full on, I chose to start with Vardagen ‘s Knights of the Round City Tee. This whole series will be featuring their more than cool super creative t-shirts, that celebrates the local vibe!! Cheers Peeps!

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12-01-2015

Ombré Fringe Sweater

Hey guys! I hope you had an awesome thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones and hopefully you’ve survived the craziness of Black Friday and Cyber Monday…deals still going strong, crazy!!

Here everything was great, lots of work but also lots of great family times….couldn’t ask for anything better, I love this season!!

This is my last batch of pics from my photoshoot with Kelly from Kelly Brannon Photography. Also last piece from the Beauty + Grace boutique in Carmel. This piece turn heads….literally!!

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