Early Fall Fashion Haul

The end of summer approaches and I can’t help but feel a little bit of excitement (ok a lot of it!)! Let me explain, I always look forward to summer and always am relieved to see it go, because the end of it means the beginning of my favorite season which is Fall BUT and here’s a big but, the huge down side of fall is that is followed by Winter the most dreadful season of all for me :(

Well, enough of silly talk about seasons and let’s jump right in to what is the most fun about them…shopping!!! Hahaha

Here’s what I picked up these last couple of weeks and some of them are still available so I hope you enjoy!

These are the only items that are currently available: (everything else was found on sale and it depends on your location. I shopped at Zara’s store in Chicago, and T.J Maxx Castleton.)

-SONIA KASHUK Limited Edition 15pc Professional Brush Set Celebrating 15 years of Award Winning Brushes 

-Zara Maxi Check Scarf

-J.Crew Crystal necklace


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iTube: Dolce & Gabbana 2014 Fall Campaign makeup and hair tutorial

Ahhh September issues…do I need to say anything else?! I mean who doesn’t love all the fall campaigns unrevealed on those big books of fashion? For a gal who’s favorite season is fall (not winter at all though..let’s make this clear!) I can’t get enough enjoyment seeing what’s coming up and getting inspired every time I flip a page, yesterday while I was doing just that I came across Dolce & Gabbana’s campaign and while I love seeing everything I rarely stop and analyze the details, or rather I’ve seem so much that I don’t get impressed or intrigued real easy . But when I saw those “Italianas” with thick lush eyebrows, bold cat eyes and super strong bone structure (aka contour!) I was in awe and immediately ripped the page and started planning this tutorial, it just felt like home…the love was so deep I managed to film, edit and post both makeup and hair videos in less than 24 hours! Yay, HUGE accomplishment not to mentioned I did everything else I had to in between without lacking on my motherly duties (insert applause!!!)


I hope you enjoy the videos and the looks as much as I did, I apologize for the length of them though…I’m horrible editing and just want to put everything in the video! Hehehehe

Little list of goodies:

- SMASHBOX Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing

- CHANEL Perfection Lumieré Foundation in color #60

- MILANI Brow Wax pencil

- TARTE Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse

- MILANI Eyebrow Kit in Light Blonde

- TARTE Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick

- LAURA MERCIER Eyeshadows in Bamboo (crease) and Vanilla Nuts (all over)

- BOBBI BROWN Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink

- URBAN DECAY All Nighter Eyeliner

- URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara

- RIMMEL Scandaleyes eye pencil in nude #5

- Trish McVoy Highlighter and eye brightener

- TOO FACED Chocolate Soleil Medium/Deep Matte Bronzer

- DIOR Blush in 234

- TOO FACED Highlighter from the Chocolate Bar palette

- NARS Lipliner Pencil in Rosebud- rosy pink

- MAYBELLINE Lipstick in Sin-A-Mon (brownish nude from the all nude collection)

- YVES SAINT LAURENT ROUGE PUR COUTURE SPF15 – Pure Colour Satiny Radiance in #10 Beige Tribute


So what’s your take? Love it or not this is definitely a classic strong woman look that reminds me a lot of my Portuguese grandma who wore a scarf on her head all the time and I just love to remember her….lots of family

members say we look a like and I’m so proud of that…in fact I believe she’s in Heaven happily smiling!


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Camo + Aviators

Hey babes I’m so very happy to be back. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago I had friends in town and couldn’t work as much, after they left I basically worked on the house to try and get everything back to normalcy and had a ton of hours to make up at Sephora…so now I finally have a couple days to put my blog life in order and I’m thrilled to be able to do that!!! In case you’re wondering I do have two new videos on the works for this week and YAY pretty stoked about those too, so seat tight and let’s get started with a bit of camo love shall we?!

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This was such an easy look to put together, for once I wanted to wear my new jewelry piece, a J.Crew necklace I bought for 40% off at the factory store (major deal!) and I wanted to make as casual and street style as possible, as this necklace really goes well both with dressy or casual clothes. I chose my camo pants to tone it down from the necklace and paired it all up with a simple solid tee and minimalistic black heels. A chain leather bag and aviators added that much spice to the whole look, simple yet pretty remarkable if you ask me :)

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J.Crew Crystal Necklace

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Once Upon a Time…

There was a sweet little blush tee with teeny tiny sparkles and I simply felt in love….that was about 12 years ago, when I arrived to the States! I was completely broke and that little tee was a total splurge. For starters it was from Express and I could only afford Old Navy and Fashion Cents, well regardless I can honestly say it was a major hit, at least for me. The tee still exists and I still rock it, it’s neutral and basic yet adds that much charm to my outfits! Here are two looks I wore recently wearing this cutie :)

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Joe’s cobalt blue jeans

Jorge Alex nude open toes

Kate Spade Nude bag

H&M Linen blazer

Tom Ford Alicia sunnies

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Express Tee

Zara destroyed jeans

Steve Madden patent white sandals

JCrew nude belt

Kate Spade nude bag

Zara Floral Blazer

This week is been a bit crazy, we have friends from Brazil staying with us so most likely I won’t be hanging around here this week! I hope you enjoy the post and see you soon :)



iTube: It’s a Beauty and Sweater Haul plus Birthday Goodies!

Hey guys, here’s my latest haul! Lots of great Sephora gratis goodies, H&M sweaters and birthday gifts I have to share with you :)

-TOO FACED The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette (B-day goodie)
-MAC “Face in a Box” Basic Brushes (B-day goodie)
-MAKE UP FOR EVER Sens’Eyes – Waterproof Sensitive Eye Cleanser
-SMASHBOX Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing
-SMASHBOX Smashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer
-CLINIQUE Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum
-TARTE Smooth Operator™ Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder
-TARTE Colored Clay CC Eye Primer Stick
-NARS Lip Gloss (I’m not absolutelly sure but I think the color is Chiuaua)
-URBAN DECAY All Nighter Eyeliner
-URBAN DECAY Perversion Mascara
-URBAN DECAY Naked Skin Illuminating Beauty Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 20
-DIOR Dior Addict It-Line in It-Pink
(All of them full sizes guys! So exciting!)

I also gave myself a Diva ring light I purchased at Amazon, it made a HUGE difference in my set up and the way light hits my face and shows my work.


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Steel-ish Look + Makeup Video

Today’s look is a casual chic style along with a video tutorial of the makeup look in Portuguese. Don’t be turned off, it’s pretty self explanatory, give it a try!

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H&M T-Shirt

Abercrombie & Fitch skinny jeans

Steve Madden Heels

Tom Ford Alicia Sunnies

Forever 21 bangles

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Stella & Dot Sutton Necklace and Somervell Necklace

Stella and Dot Cross Cuff, Amelie Sparkle Bracelet, Christina Link Bracelet

Target chain cuff

Michael Kors Watch

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Choies Studded Transparent bag (Valentino alike!)

In the bag:

Prada wallet; Chanel powder; YSL lippie in #1 and Smashbox lipgloss!


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Bananas for Stripes!

Oh goodness this was one of those outfits that are so obvious yet so unexpected. I went out for a sushi lunch with my BFF on Saturday and somehow we ended up at TJMaxx and Home Goods, oh my Lordy you can probably imagine the outcome of this adventure…lots of goodies! Hehehehe

photo 5 (1)Starting with this cute Rebecca Minkoff yellow neon rounded baggie, Kris kept on saying I needed this bag for my looks and I bought into it (they also had a Valentino wallet that looks Ah-Mazing but I couldn’t go there…anyway I loved the way this look turned out and I think the bag was the cherry on top! What do you think?!

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Birthday Special: OOTD + Makeup & Hair Tutorial

One more year is gone or one new year is starting, I like the latest! July was an incredible month for me (lucky 7 strikes again!), so much happening and so many amazing news. From our growing relationship with God, to kiddos, to hubs, to my job and my passions, everything seems to be finally falling into place, the right place that is. And I couldn’t ask for a better birthday gift!

Soooo, I gathered my #ootd photos along with the videos on the makeup and hair I wore for my big day and have them all here for you in one sweet post, enjoy :)

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What I used on this makeup:

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Lean, Mean, Boyfriend Shorts Machine!

It might be lean but certainly not mean and as far as a boyfriend shorts machine…yeah I guess we can say that! I love and wear them all the time but I like to spice up the look with a fancy looking piece here and there, this is the latest look I put together with my BF shorts and what I’m most excited about is the structured little Black & White Blazer from my most fave designer Rachel Roy!

photo 4photo 2 This look is really based on the basics of a white tank top and a pair of cut off shorts, these happen to be slouchy (which I love to add a bit of “I don’t care” attitude!). You know me, I like to dress up but I don’t like to look like I’m trying too hard,  and any time you throw a pair of BF shorts to the mix it’s like getting an automatic cool and edgy vibe to your outfit. So, I’m using and abusing of the shorts while it’s nice out and for the cooler days, nothing like a nice little blazer, sweater, cardi and even a sweet leather jacket to pair up with your shorts, take your pick and rock those babies!

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Missoni Baby, Missoni

It had been a long time since I last wore my Missoni for Target little knit dress so I thought going to brunch to see my friend Karin who’s pregnant and came from NYC to spend a few days here in Indy was the perfect occasion to wear that again, I was surprisingly pleased with the look especially wearing it with the oh-so-pretty Kate Spade blue bag (that goes perfectly with the blue from the dress). My BFF’s also tagged along for the brunch and were equally stylish, so here’s a few shots for you!

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I’m using St. Tropez tanning lotion on my legs, just for a hint of gold :)

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Missoni for Target

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