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Sigma Stellar Glow Collection

You're glowing!!! That's totally the reaction you'll get from the latest collection of loose glitters from Sigma. As I mention on the video I've always been a super fan of Sigma's brushes. Their sets offer a pretty fair price tag for professional brushes (think MAC like). I've purchased this set when I started to make YouTube videos and used on a ton of freelance work and they still feel and look like new. That being said I was excited to experiment with their makeup and so much more pleased to show you the results!! This is a spring look full of glow! Unfortunately I didn't thing the camera and lighting captured the true luminosity and shine of these products, so hopefully you'll get it when I show it closer. [show_shopthepost_widget id="2555843"] I really hope…

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Mountain Style + 5 Min. Vacation Makeup Tutorial

Ladies as some of you may know I'm on Spring Break vacay with the whole family. We hadn't had this much time together in a looooong time and as crazy as it might get at times (think when your whole family is together 24/7) I'm so grateful and truly loving every minute of this, and taking family talks to the next level! Besides time together I'm also enjoying my blogging time alone (for instance I'm writing this post at 11:20 mountain time - 1:20 Indy time) sipping a glass of vino and editing my videos and pics without having to stop every 5 minutes!! Yay for Vacay!!!! So let's talk about this cute little look (probably the only cute one I brought since we came to ski and not do "look of the day"…

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Baked Bronze Babe Makeup Tutorial + Blog Giveaway!!!

I filmed this video a couple of weeks ago as you may be able to tell we're back to snowy days, but I figure this might make your day a little brighter and in the mood to practice a spring makeup look using your bronzer as eye shadow! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2512795"] This look will be up on the blog this week and I can't wait to be able to wear this flowy spring-y stuff everyday! Next I'm bringing you a fun blog giveaway, follow the steps below to enter. Check back by the end of the month to see if you are the winner. Their name will be up on the widget when giveaway is over :) *We're using Rafflecopter due to some changes on GLEAM's structure. They no longer allow repetitive steps.* a Rafflecopter giveaway

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Philipe’s Day Spa Review + “Get Ready with Me” Video

A couple weeks ago I was treated to a Spa afternoon at Philipe's Day Spa & Cosmetique here in Indy. I got lots of pampering and age reversing treatments! Say what?! Yeah girl I know I got your attention!!! I happened to take a few shots of my face after my facial and posted one as my "before" shot on a makeup video. That got lots of people complimenting my skin. Well I do take care of it, even my esthetician Lauren said so!! But it has NEVER, EVER looked this good...after a certain age! [caption id="attachment_6304" align="alignnone" width="1024"] The "before" was taken at the evening I had my facial done.[/caption] Ok first things first. I was scheduled to do a "Time Reversing" spa package that includes a Body Toning Treatment; Anti-Ageing facial and Paraffin Hand…

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Lipstick Jungle

++ Guys I'm sorry my first upload was messed up (no idea why but youtube cut the video in half), this is the full version!++ So lately I have been so daring when it comes to lips. Maybe it doesn't appear so for you but my friends compared to what I used to do (think clear lip gloss or a sheer lipstick when I was feeling  audacious) I'm being bold now, trust me! I used to think my lips were the thinnest most boring little lips ever, until I actually learned some MUA tricks to enhance what I already have and ever since that I've been playing with them babies like a little girl, seriously! On today's video I will show you my favorite lipsticks, my trick to make them look fuller, what I…

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And the Oscar goes to…

Regardless of who wins (I am rooting for Hidden Figures all the way) I am sure this Oscar party will be very political (rotting for that too) and obviously with lots of parties to attend (in my case, a very casual girl night!). And because I like to pretend I live in La La Land I have filmed an Oscar party look for ya, straight from the corn fields friends so we can ALL got to La La Land together...ok I'm not sure this joke worked, hopefully it makes sense!!! Here's my last minute - literally- makeup tutorial/Get Ready with Me. Hope you enjoy and wear it for going out tonight or sometime soon!!! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2461811"] I really hope you enjoyed this quick last minute video, I just wanted to surprise you on the Oscar night…

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Irresistible Me – Clip In Hair Extensions

Totally late on the hair extension bandwagon and a total clip in hair extension virgin until a week or so ago when I braved myself to take these guys out of the box (yes I was scared, what if I can't do this? - Insert nail biting emoji!). But I was fine, in fact more than fine I felt goooood, and seeeexy with my extra long hair...until of course Antonio walks in the bathroom and goes: MOMMY ARE YOU WEARING A WIG???? But then I recovered from the shock and said kinda ;) Hahaha Here's the video tutorial with tips to order and how I styled mine. These extensions are Silk Touch from Irresistible Me 100% Human Hair. As a side note they are currently 30% off. I ordered the color Honey Blonde in 18" length and 200…

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BECCA Cosmetics for a Flawless Face + Tutorial

Believe it or not when we hit a certain age less is truly more. The right products will definitely take you to the next level. Some of us tend to believe that if we add a bit more of this and a tad more of that we'll look just perfect but truth is if we apply the right stuff on the right spot our inner beauty will shine and people will compliment your skin rather than your makeup! That's one more reason why I'm loving this BECCA Cosmectics trio! Once I tried them I was instantly in love and better yet my skin was glowying and feeling young and fresh, and who doesn't want that??  Becca is known for their amazing collection of highlighters but I wasn't super familiar with their skin stuff so…

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Le Messy Bun – Hair Tutorial

We all know the messy bun takes more time to do than her neat sister, which drives us all mad because we all want to look like we didn't try so hard! Yes exactly. For that reason I want to share with you my less than 5 minutes messy bun routine. That will make you like you just "rolled out o bed" and look SO naturally cute!! Here's a bit of what I'm wearing on this video: [show_shopthepost_widget id="2391480"] This day I had a blogger brunch (which I'm still to post about, stay tuned!!) and wanted to be dressy but not overly dressy since it was a brunch in the winter time and my Brazilian thin blood can not handle Indiana's wet cold...ugh!! Good news is that it makes me creative and looks like…

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Tréstique Makeup Sticks

First off I love that Tréstique's name was inspired by the French expression Trés Chic, yes one can say I'm easily impressed but who wouldn't fall for these guys?? Besides the adorable packaging they all stand up on their own and are super practical for traveling or just for carrying around in my purse. I thought about bringing these at this time of the year to give you some simple ideas for holiday gifting. My absolute favorite has to be the Florence Fig with Rose Balm lip crayon, it's the perfect "happy" mauve I've ever tried on. The matte finish is my go to finish and the coolest thing is that it has a lip balm attached on the other end of the stick. Another must have is the 16hr wear eye pencil. It glides on and…