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V-Day Gift Guide!

Hey lovelies, I'm sure most of us, married or single gals are waiting excitedly for V-day which is just around the corner ! Whether or not you have a loved one this day should be full of fun, joy and lots of expectations, and hey there's nothing wrong with gifting yourselfΒ  until prince charming comes along (and please ladies, don't settle for anything less than the love of your life, the guy who treats you like a princess no matter what. That's what all of us -no exceptions- deserve!!!). Here's a quick gift guide to give your guy a hand or yourself some fun ideas. No matter how big or how small your gift is, it's required to be full of LOVE! V-Day Gift Guide by karinastylediaries featuring a cake stand Eos beauty product…

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iTube: DIY – Brighter and Healthier Smile!

Hello gorgeous Ladies and Gents, I'm running a bit late on my videos this week due to school cancellations yet again...hello snow storm, we're all sick of you!!!!   What matters really is that I finally made a video on how to achieve and keep a beautiful and healthy smile. This is something I'm passionate about and while there's really no secrets for whitening your teeth I found throughout the years a good routine to keep my pearliesΒ  in check regardless of my black coffee + red wine + chocolate passion, hahahah! So, if you are interested in knowing how I get my teeth bright and how I started to spend a lot less on dentist visits check out this video:   Full list of products I use everyday on my oral hygiene: DenTek…

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Care for your Hair after Brazilian Blow-Dry! (Video in Portuguese)

Hello little ladies, today we're going to talk about hair care after a damaging chemical treatment. While in Brazil I couldn't resist and had a Brazilian Blow-Dry done. If you're not familiar with this beauty treatment it is a combination of formaldehyde and keratin that kills frizz and leaves hair straight for up to 4 months depending on how much you wash your hair - the less you wash, the longer it will last. Before considering such treatment though, beware of some side effects such as allergy to formaldehyde and take into account how damaged your hair already is as this can be pretty destructive alone. In my case, I was blessed with a head full of strong thick hair! This poor guys (my hairs) have survived a whole lot of craziness throughout the…

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Review + Tutorial: L’oreal Magic Nude Liquid Powder Foundation

So, here I go to my first review. If you choose to watch the video I'm giving all the info in there, a lot more lively if you know what I mean, hehehehe. If not I'm listing the pros and cons that I found by using this for a couple months. If your opinion differs I would love to hear it :) Pros: Cheap, this foundation retails anywhere from $10.99 (target) to $12.99 (ulta), those were the latest I checked Matte finish which is perfect for oily skin Powder finish let's you skip a step when you're on the go Flawless finish, feels like you have absolutely nothing on Cons: Messy, this is a very liquid formula and it gets all over the place if we're not careful If you have dry skin this…

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iTube: Segmento Make, Cabelo e Roupitcha

Pois eh meninas, estou mais "aportuguesada" que nos ultimos tempos! Inspirada pela procura e acessos beeeeem maiores dai do meu Brasil decidi fazer um segmento inteirinho soh pra voces como uma maneira de dizer thanks, or gracias, merci, grazie, obrigada, blah blah blah :) Ladies, today these videos are solely Portuguese spoken but you can still watch them and get what I'm doing...so till tomorrow lovelies! No rosto:Primer: L'oreal studio secrets Base: Benefit Hello Flawless na cor Champagne Primer de olho MAC paint pot na cor painterly Sombras: Sin na palpebra inteira + qualquer uma amarronzada pra contornar o concavo Delineador: L'oreal Lineur Intense na cor Carbon Black depois passe um delineador em gel, nesse caso eu usei o da Bobbi Brown mais voce pode finalizar com uma sombra preta mate qualquer dando palmadinhas…

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iTube: Urban Decay Giveaway + One Year of my YouTube Channel!

I'm in full-on celebratory and gratitude mode. As a way to say thanks for a great challenging and full of discoveries year I'm running a giveaway of this fabulous Urban Decay - Book of Shadows IV Esse mes comemoramos o Acao de Gracas que eh um feriado feito exclusivamente pra agradecer as gracas que recebemos durante o ano, e como estou tambem comemorando um ano de canal no youtube, maneira que encontrei de dizer obrigada foi fazer um sorteio da paleta MARA da Urban Decay - Book of Shadows IV Here, you'll find pictures, a video with swatches and the rules for entry! Good luck and THANK YOU for sticking up with me and tagging along on my crazy (but full of joy) life! Aqui voce escontrara um video em portugues completo com swatches…

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iTube: September Favorites

It's that time of the month yet again. Where all of your you tube favorite vloggers will do videos featuring their "Favorites" products for the current month, so along with my "Favorites" video is a nice Sigma promo for the month of October! If you need to get new brushes, please consider getting from my affiliate program and get 10% off for the month of October plus a gift on orders over $30 ;) List of Favorites: LashEm: eyelash and eyebrow enhancing serum Urban Decay Smoked Palette Lancome eye shadow palette Jade Fever #500 Milani Lipstick in Nude Creme #26 Milani Eye pencil Tropical Green NYX eye pencil Forest Nymph Mac Bronzing powder in Refined Golden Wet'n Wild Fergie (pink tones) Mac Pro Longwear Paintpot in Painterly Smashbox anti-aging primer YSL mascara Baby Doll…

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BeautyTalk: Fall 2013 Major Makeup Trends!

Hey guys, to end our segment on fall trend reports I'm talking makeup today. What was spotted on the major runways from top fashion designers who work closely with top beauty gurus is now resumed here for you: 1. The Cat-Eye: oh but of course it had to show it's grace! My all time favorite staple in makeup is now coming out in a variety of ways. Bold, smoked out, just lined on the crease, colored (think purples, wine hued, earthy colors) and even full on glittered! It's about time to learn this move, whether you are shy and like just a bit of liner or if you are completely unafraid and love to experiment, there's a look for you this season. [caption id="attachment_2647" align="alignnone" width="700"] Major Cat-Eye fall beauty 2013 trend[/caption] TIP: In…

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BeautyTalk: Celeb facialists dish on the secrets ;)

I came across this article from Glamour magazine and thought wow these are precious little secrets! I knew about a couple of them but the rest was news to me so I wanted to share them with you ;) **I'm not going to give their backgrounds or which celebs they take care of but instead I'll jump right into the home tips! The Holistic Healer (Terri Lawton): Lawton believes keeping your body's pH balance at about seven flatters skin. Her advice: Start the day with Lemon in warm water; at meals combine any food low in pH (most proteins) with a food high in pH (most veggies). Her tip for puffy eyes: Strawberry jam! "leave it on for 15 min and you'll actually feel the fluids drain" She also loves Biologique Recherche Creme Contour…