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Beauty Talk

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…

Beauty Talk

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…

Beauty Talk

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…

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Lancome – Look at Me in my Lashes! + video

Ladies if you haven't joined influenster yet you should. It is a great way to keep up with beauty product reviews and even get to try some of those goodies yourself! I was one of the lucky ladies who received the VoxBox this month of november and I finally got a chance to come here and tell you all about it, because I've been playing with it for a few weeks now! Keep on going to watch the video and see an eye look using just three products!! The VoxBox came with all the goodies below (with the exception of the eyelash curler that I bought myself years ago - totally recommend). I have always raved about Lancome mascaras, my favorite being doll lashes. But what surprised me in the best possible way was…

Beauty Talk

Smile Brilliant – Overview & Review

Say Cheese!!! If you know me you know I smile a lot, always have that picture ready big grin on. It's just my thing! The thing of is I also enjoy coffee and wine as much as I love to smile, and those don't go together...at all!! Back in the day I was also a smoker...shocker, yup I know but hey I gave up that bad habit a few years ago (thank goodness!!). Knowing those secrets of mine I'm sure you wouldn't expect a pretty smile, but I was always very consistent on my brushing and flossing habits. Every once in a while I would do a whitening strip I'd purchased at the store and I was OK with it. When I was introduced to Smile Brilliant I didn't expect much, my teeth were pretty…

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Rodial Skincare + Makeup Review

As I posted this week on Instagram I'm loving every minute of my Rodial luxury skin care and makeup pieces. I was kindly gifted these wonderful products to try, and post an honest review about how I feel about them. If you know me you know I have a lot to say, therefore a video was called into place! Hope you enjoy and please feel free to leave me questions or comments. I'm happy and curious to try more Rodial skin care and makeup, and I love how Mrs. Rodial stands fully behind everything her brand does - check her out on YouTube too! [show_shopthepost_widget id="2104628"] As I mentioned in the video Rodial is available at Nordstrom; Ulta Beauty; Bloomingdale's and Saks Fifth Avenue Always thanks for your awesome support and I wish you guys an amazing week ahead! Beijos,…

Beauty Talk, Lifestyle

Simplicity Holistic Health + 3 Day Cleanse

I've noticed my 3 day cleanse was generating some curiosity on instagram so here we go, I'll tell you all about it! But first things first. I was introduced to Simplicity HH while working at Saks Fifth Avenue (they sell them at the Indy store, FYI). We had a tasting event along with a full introduction of the company by its owner Beth McCarthy Smith (the most cheery, energetic, joyful, positive and passionate person I've ever met, really!) and instantly felt in love with her story, her message and her desire for a healthier lifestyle. Not to mention the taste of the juices which are cold pressed to retain all the vitamins and antioxidants of the fruits and vegetables. Simplicity HH works with local farmers to support our community and all the juices are "Prayed upon &…

Beauty Talk, Karina's Videos

Long Lasting Glam Makeup & OOTD – dpHUE + GIVEAWAY!

How fun was it to co-host dpHUE's event last week with Justin Anderson and his entourage! I loved meeting everyone and I'm deeply thankful for the opportunity along with my peeps/peers who were able to be there (I know it was far, far away for a lot of us, so I totally appreciate and understand whomever couldn't be there!). Now let's talk about hair, ootd and makeup please!!!!! I got my locks bleached out for Mr. Anderson and I told him that - now I blame it on Tony who told me his specialty was blondes and I just wanted to fit in!!! (ok, more like an excuse to go blonder during fall!!). - for makeup tutorial & to enter our giveaway see bottom of post - My hair guru Kiem Voong took great…

Beauty Talk

dpHUE for your Healthiest and Glossiest Hair…and guess who’s coming to town?!

On October 11th, I'll have the honor to co-host dpHUE first event in town along side hair guru of all blondes alive. That is Justin Anderson ladies and gents!!! (Check bottom post for deets) Needless to say I'm beyond flattered and extremely thankful for this opportunity, but I'm also SUPER excited to try all of dpHUE's goodies from the generous gift basket they sent me! What most of you don't know however is that I have been purchasing and using dpHUE root touch up on my own for months now, and I love how I can keep my hair looking great and free of grays between appointments. After all, who has  2+ hours every 3 weeks to get roots done?! Not to mention the cost of salon visits. "dpHUE Touch-Up is finally a real solution for that pesky regrowth!…