December 29, 2012

Christmas outfit of the day!

I'm back! yay!
Today I wanted to share with all of you what I wore on Christmas day. I'm sorry I don't have a "propper" picture with good lighting but I actually filmed a video, if you want to check it out :)
I thought I'd show you this photo cause you can tell what I'm wearing and it's also nice cause it has a huge Christmas tree in the background! (it's the one in Sol, here in Madrid, if you're wondering)

Shirt - Primark
Skirt - Forever 21
Booties - Bershka
Necklace - Bijou Brigitte 
Blazer - Zara
Bag - Mango

I hope you all had a very merry Christmas! :)

December 09, 2012

Update! :)

I don't know if you've noticed but I haven't been posting things recenlty, and I wanted to tell you why. 
This year is been really stressful for me; my college schedule is completely different in a bad way. I don't seem to have time to do my college work, let alone blogging. 
Also, some of you know that I started a YouTube channel back in April and I've been focusing on that, which is my "fault" obviously, but really I started this blog cause I was scared of making YouTube videos.
Anyway, I've learned to love blogging almost as much as making videos, so I'm not going to stop. 
I'm not going to be posting as frequently as I used to, but every once in a while (I don't know when) you'll be seeing posts from me.

This is not a goodbye, it's just a see you later, because I'll be posting things for all of you, like I said. 

But, if you want to know what I'm up to, you can always go to my YouTube :)

and if you're reading this, thank you so so much for your support! <3


November 30, 2012

Nail of the day - Gold and red

It's almost December and that means Christmas is around the corner, so I wanted to do something festive with my nails. I'm not good at nail art, so I thought I'd just do an accent nail.

I chose Essie's Headmistress and OPI's Goldeneye (from the James Bond collection) for that one accent nail, this is what it looks like:

I applied 2 coats of each nail polish. As you can see, the Essie one is completely opaque but the OPI one could have used another coat because it's a glitter nail polish on a clear base (although it's thicker than most glitter polishes)

I really like the combination of these two colors and I think it's perfect for the holidays.


November 26, 2012

Weekly photos #33

I'm sorry I was not able to upload this yesterday, but here it is :)

1. Some Christmas decorations on the street. I really love Christmas lights around the city, it makes a huge difference.
2. I'm so obsessed with those booties. I got them this past week at Bershka for 30€ and I love them so much!
3. This is spanish paella. My mom made it yesterday for lunch and even though I'm not a fan of it, I have to say that it was pretty good.
4. This Christmas decoration has been hanging in my room for 3 years. I don't think I've ever shown it to you, but when I was an exchange student in the US one of my friend's mom made it for me, and I love it.

5. I got Lady Gaga's perfume last week and it smells really good. I thought it was going to be strong, but it's more of a sweet scent...that was a nice surprise.
6. You all know I love salad. I don't know what else to say.
7. My father got a pineapple and he cut it like that. I always put sugar on mine because, even though no one else thinks so, I think it tastes sour.
8. And my cat in her little cave aka my duvet, my pillow and a stuffed animal haha she stayed in there for like 5 hours.


November 24, 2012

Nail of the day - Live and let die

I recently got 2 nail polishes from OPI's James Bond collection and this is one of them. It's called Live And Let Die (since all of them have names from the movies) and I'd describe it as a dark base, which I see as a mixture of navy, green and grey, with tons of fine green and gold glitter.

and, you know what's amazing about it? ...I only applied ONE coat of the nail polish!! It's crazy how creamy and opaque this nail polish is. Obviously, it starts chipping earlier if you only do 1 coat, but still, it has lasted around 4 days perfectly.

Did you get any nail polishes from this James Bond collection? Did you like them? Let me know :)


November 18, 2012

Weekly photos #32

Why do I feel like every single week I tell you that I'm stressed? This is my third year in college and it's the first one that I'm getting pressure and stress. I don't know if it's because of the schedule or something else, but I barely have time to turn my essays in and study for exams.

1. Since I barely have time for anything and I don't like thinking about lunch ideas, I eat pasta at least 4 times a week. Crazy!
2. I'm so excited to watch Breaking Dawn part 2! I might go watch it this week with my friend Cristina, so I'll tell you what I think about it.
3. Selfie in the entrance of my building...I don't really know what you call it lol
4. I got a package from Beauty Bay! :) I bought 3 nail polishes that I'll be showing you soon and then I just got another Urban Decay all nighter spray cause I run out of mine.


November 13, 2012

Outfits of the week | November 5th-8th

I recently posted my outfits of the week from Nevember 5th through 8th on my YouTube channel. I sometimes post here my outfits of the day and I thought some of you might like seeing what I wore during the whole week (well actually from Monday to Thursday cause I didn't have class on Friday) even if it's a video instead of a traditional post.

In the video I also say where everything is from, even my nail polish.


November 11, 2012

Weekly photos #31

Here are some pictures from this week :)

1. I took that picture on Wednesday. If you want to see my whole outfit, click here.
2. I bought a bag of marshmallows just cause they were by the cash register and I was waiting in line. I always find myself getting those things just cause they're there. They get me every single time!
3. I made a green juice following Benji's recipe (Benji from Benjimantv on Youtube or Judy's husband). It was quite good and definitely very healthy. It just has spinach, apple, lemon and water.
4. Then something not as healthy: muffins. These were made by my sister, so it wasn't as bad, and they were amazing. When my sister gets bored, she bakes lol.


November 09, 2012

OOTD | On Wednesdays we wear pink

Hello guys! Today I thought I'd do an outfit of the day post and, like the title says, I wore this last Wednesday. I always love it when I wear pink on Wednesdays without thinking about it (if you don't get the reference, I highly suggest you watch the movie "Mean Girls" because it's one of the funniest movies ever).

I'm sorry the light in these pictures is kind of weird, but it's been very cloudy lately and therefore, light in my room is not the best.

Sweater - Topshop
Jeans - Forever 21
Boots - Stradivarius
Belt - Lefties
Necklace - Marc by Marc Jacobs


November 06, 2012

Paris palette by Sigma | Review and swatches

Today I want to review a Sigma palette for you. The reason why I want to do this is because this palette is fairly expensive and it's nice to see what you're going to get if you decide to spend the money on it.

First of all, now that I've started with that, it costs $59. I found a coupon online so I didn't have to pay shipping, which was very nice. This palette is limited edition but it's been on their website for a while now, so I don't know when they're going to stop selling it.

The palette comes with a sleeve that is, in my opinion, prettier than the actual palette but whatever, the important part are the eyeshadows and blushes.

Here's a picture of everything that comes with it. The brushes are travel sized ones: the eyeshadow one is an E55 and the blush one is the F40. Then it comes with 8 Paris-named eyeshadows and 3 french-named blushes. Everything is gorgeous if you ask me.

Here are some swatches of all the eyeshadows in opposite order of the photo above, so: Versailles, Triomphe, Notre Dame, Elysées, Orsay, Louvre, Seine and Eiffel. The only matte color is Louvre, which is kind of disappointing, but since all the colors are so pretty, I'm not complaining too much about it.

These are the blushes in the same order, so: Rouge, Pêche and Lumiére.

Overall I think it's worth the money because everything is pretty, wearable and pigmented. Obviously, most colors are not for every day use, but they're perfect if you're going somewhere where you want to "dress up" your make up a little bit, or even if you just want to wear a more sophisticated look.


November 04, 2012

Weekly photos #30

It's November now guys! I can't believe October is over, but it's a good thing because nothing good happened that month. Let's hope this one comes a little better :)

1. Salads are my favorite thing to eat, and recently I've been adding apple to them cause I just hate apples by themselves. I think it's a great idea to eat fruit without barely noticing.
2. I was so happy with my pumpkin, but sadly I had to throw it away cause it was going bad (obviously). But oh well, I'll make a new one next year.
3 & 4. I've been wanting to re-do and organize my room. This week I organized part of my closet, mostly tops, by color and I put away my summer ones; and earlier today I organized my shoes. There are two rows in that dresser and I also had to keep some in boxes cause they wouldn't fit in there. I also put my boots out on the lowest part of my shelf thing so I have easy access to them.


November 03, 2012

October 2012 Favorites!

I've been very busy this month and I feel like I'm making excuses in every single post recently but here I am, and I'm going to try to post more frequently.
My favorites this month have been:

For my lips I chose this Baby Lips by Maybelline in the color "pink punch", the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable balm stain in the color "sweetheart" and the L'Oreal Caresse lipstick in the color "mauve cherie".

As for eyeshadow, I've been loving these two L'Oreal color infallible shadows; the colors are "pebble grey" and "hourglass beige". They're both very pigmented and gorgeous.

I've also been loving these two blushes: the first one is the Tarte amazonian clay 12-hour blush in the color "dollface" and the other one is a MAC blush in the color "stay pretty" which came out in a recent collection, so I don't know if it's still available or not. The brush that I've been using a lot to apply my brush is from Forever 21 (which is crazy to me) and it's the softest ever! It came in a set for around 8€.

This is a little more random but I've been loving that bracelet from H&M and a cleansing water from Biotherm biosource, which is actually a foam when you pump it.

What have you been loving this month?


October 28, 2012

Weekly photos #29

I've been busy with college essays and all of that and I barely have any time to do other things. Well, I don't have time because of that and because I watch too many tv shows and that consumes a lot of my free time. But anyways, here are some pictures from this week:

1. Pomegranates are my favorite fruit I think, and I'm obsessed with them, they're so good!!
2. My friends and I made coffee and one of them drew hearts in them. They look kinda weird there, but it was pretty cute. We just love to hang out and talk since we don't see each other every day as we used to (these friends that I'm talking about are the ones I went to school with when I was younger)
3. My sister and I carved this pumpkin. She did the nose and draw the batman logo and I carved the eyes and the mouth. It looked better than what I was expecting, I'm not gonna lie.
4. See this tiny pumpkin? It's actually chocolate! and it is delicious! :)


October 26, 2012

Nail of the day - Raven Red

I have yet another nail of the day post today. This time it is Raven Red by Revlon, and this is also a great color for the fall and winter time. It's a deep red color, so it's not very original but it's nice to have a color (or a few) like this in your nail polish collection.

These photos have been taken under natural light and I applied 2 coats of the nail polish. It's very creamy and it doesn't chip easy (at least that's my experience).


ps: I'm not having a lot of posts up because I had photos ready in one of my memory cards and I lost it, so I have to retake them and I'm busy with college and everything, but I'm catching up so there will be more posts up soon :)

October 21, 2012

Weekly photos #28

I can't wait until winter break! haha I'm so tired because of college and I just don't like going. I don't want to complain because I know in the end it's good for me, but at the moment it doesn't seem like it. Anyway, I've met a few people who are making it a little better, so I'm grateful for that.

1. I love my new Revlon nail polish! I think it screams fall and I know I'm going to be wearing it a lot. If you want to know what color it is, check out my nail of the day post :)
2. I took that picture after I had to go up the stairs in my building because someone was in line on the elevator already and one of them was broken. I was extremely tired.
3. And here's a picture inside the elevator. I took it because I don't do stuff with my hair very often, so yeah, I had a braid that day.
4. My father bought this pumpkin the other day after I said that I wanted to carve one, so I might do that this week. I'll show you the result on my next weekly post, but I don't think it's going to turn out right haha


October 20, 2012

Nail of the day - Jaded Night

I had never used a Revlon nail polish before but I have to say that I'm in love with the quality of this nail polish. It is Jaded Night and there's a sticker on the bottle that says it's a new shade but it might not be, I don't know.

Anyway, this is a dark green color, which I feel it's perfect for fall. I like that it is very creamy and it was almost opaque with just one coat.

2 coats, natural light
I also got another Revlon nail polish, so I'll be showing you that one soon.

October 16, 2012

How much is my face worth?

I've been seeing this post all over blogger and thought it was very interesting and fun to do, so I decided to do it myself.  It basically consists on listing all the products you use on your face on a daily basis to do your make up and add up the prices to see "how much is your face worth".

I just want to say that some products may be different every day like blush, lipstick, lipgloss and/or eyeshadow, but I tried to pick middle-priced items. Also, prices here are more expensive, so if you but these things somewhere else, it'd be different.

  • Pond's "equilibrian-t" moisturizer - 19€ (Actually my mom bought this for me and she doesn't remember the exact price but she said around 18-20€)
  • Make up for ever HD foundation - 38€
  • Dream matte powder by Maybelline - 11€
  • Garnier dark circle roll on - 8.50€
  • Maybelline pure mineral concealer - 7.50€
  • Too faced shadow insurance - 22.15€
  • Urban Decay Naked palette - 38€ (at the time I bought it)
  • NYX slide on eyeliner - 6.20€
  • Maybelline colossal volume express mascara - 11€
  • MAC blush - 22€
  • Maybelline lipstick - 10€
  • NYX round lip gloss - 2€
  • Urban Decay all nighter spray - 18€
19+38+11+8.5+7.5+22.15+38+6.20+11+22+10+2+18= 213.35€

213.35€ is a lot of money for every day make up, but obviously these products last a long time and you don't need to replace most of them in a really long time. 


October 14, 2012

Weekly photos #27

I've been very busy with college lately and I feel like I have no time to do other stuff. It's consuming a lot of time and my week seems quite short, that's one of the reasons why I don't like college, but I only have 2 more years to go including this one.

1. Gossip Girl's new season has started, yay! I've been watching this show since day one and I love it. It's true that I love too many tv shows, but this one is no exception. If you've never watched it, you should :)
2. I came home from university one day and that was sitting on my desk. I couldn't contain my excitement! haha I'll be doing a haul soon.
3. So the Jonas Brothers are back and their concert in New York was AMAZING! I obviously couldn't go, but they had these online tickets for $10 so you could watch an online live streaming and those have been the best $10 I've ever spent in my life! They're my favorite band and I'm so happy they're performing together again :)
4. I was going through my bags and I found this in one of them, the one I wore when I went to London. Nando's was so good. But this leads me to something different, because my sister and I might be going to London for a few days during Christmas time!!!!! I really want to go see Wicked (the musical) and my sister's never been to London, so we're thinking about it....well, she's thinking about it because to me it's an easy yes!

October 11, 2012

Outfit of the day | going to class

This is what I wore one day last week to go to class. I never know what to wear this time of the day because it's not warm enough for sandals but not cold enough for sweaters, so this is what I end up with.

Tank top - Zara
Shirt - Zara
Jeggings - Stradivarius
Boots - Bershka
Necklace - ASOS

Please let me know if you want to see more outfit of the day posts, since I'm doing videos on them for my YouTube channel, I don't mind taking a few photos to post here as well.

October 09, 2012

Wishlist | Tory Burch

I've been eyeing these things for a while even though they're pretty expensive. For now, I'm saving to buy the bag, but after I get it I don't know if I'll try to save for any of the others.

Tory Burch wishlist

1. City Satchel - 360.42€ / $450 - I think this bag is very cute, simple and classic at the same time; that's why I don't mind spending that much money on it, because I know it's going to last a very long time and it's (pretty much) always going to be on trend.

2. Rings bracelet - 132.15€ / $165 - I don't know why I like this, but recently I've been loving bulky and chunky jewelry. 

3. Parker Cap Toe logo flats - 200.23€ / $250 - I think these are very pretty and perfect for fall and winter. I really want a pair of Tory Burch flats, so these ones might be it.

4. Robinson zip coin case - 76.09€ / $95 - This is a very classy wallet, something that you're going to like for a long time and you're not going to get tired of.

Do you like Tory Burch?

October 07, 2012

Weekly photos #26

My first week of my third year in college has ended and I'm still trying to get used to my new schedule. We're still taking it slow but I think my classes are about to get harder and harder. I'm hopefully going to have a good time anyways with all my old friends and my new ones.

1. First day of class, waiting for the professor. As you can see no one seats in the first few rows lol
2. I believe that's what I wore my second day of class, so tuesday. If you want to see what I wore every single day of the week, you can check out my newest youtube video.
3. The subway's been really slow this week, I don't know what's up with it but it's been awful. As you can see in that picture the first train was coming in 1 minute and the one after that in 9, which is crazy because they usually come every 2-3 minutes.
4. My pink converse sneakers (or whatever you call them).

5. Those are all the different tea flavors I have currently at home. I love tea and I'm willing to try every single flavor; I recently got that mint chocolate one and it was delicious!
6. A few L'Oreal products I bought the other day.
7. This is a Harry Potter set they have in stores here right now. I don't even know how expensive it is because it doesn't say on the box, so I'm guessing it's very pricey. It's really cool, but my mom would kill me if I get it lol
8. I just came back from hanging out with my two best friends who I'm friends with since we were little and, as you can see, we got frozen yogurt.


October 06, 2012

September 2012 Favorites!

I know it's already October 6th but better late than ever, right? Anyway I wanted to show you my favorite products for the month of September since I did a video on it on my YouTube channel and I want you guys to see it as well.

1. Hervana blush by Benefit: I love pink blushes and this one is no exception. Even though it's a little bit on the pricier side, this blush is amazing and I think everyone who tries it, loves it. If you want to see a picture of what the blush actually looks like, click HERE.
2. EOS lip balm in Strawberry Sorbet: EOS lip balms are very moisturizing and this one smells really good. I sometimes apply it just because I want to smell/taste it.
3. Stay Don't Stray primer by Benefit: This is not only an eyeshadow primer, it also works for concealer, and I'd say it even has a little bit of coverage. I don't love it as much as my Shadow Insurance, but it's amazing!
4. Color Tattoo eyeshadow by Maybelline in On and On Bronze: I know this has a different name in the US but that's what it's called here. Anyway, the pigmentation is amazing and it stays in place a long time.
5. Urban Decay lip gloss in Naked: this came with my Naked 2 palette and I didn't pay much attention to it but I've been loving it recently, I'm even going to get the full size. The color looks kind of clear or nude on your lips but the glossy effect is amazing.

6. Pink body mist by Victoria's Secret: this scent is incredible. I regret getting the travel size instead of the big one because I can't get it in my country, but next time I'm in the US I'm getting the big bottle.
7. Voyage by Hermès: I only have this little sample but I love the smell. When I got it I thought it was a more adult scent, but I'm grown to love it. I don't know if I'd ever get the full size, but it's a great scent.
8. Make an Entrance by China Glaze: I don't know what to say about this, only that it's one of my favorite nail polishes ever.
9. Clean & Clear advantage spot treatment: this doesn't work like it says but I do see improvement on my pimples, so even if it works slow, I think you all should give it a try.

What are your September favorites?

October 02, 2012

Wedge by MAC | Review and Swatches

As I told you in my Satin Taupe review, on that trip to MAC I also got another eyeshadow: Wedge. This one is less known but I also think it's an essential for anyone that likes wearing eyeshadow.

Wedge is a matte brown color very comparable to Naked by Urban Decay, although I'd say Wedge is a little bit darker, but very slightly. I use Naked a lot and sometimes I just don't like to get the whole palette out just for one color, so I though this would be very nice. If you don't own the Naked Palette I really recommend you buy this one.

You can create a lot of neutral looks with this eyeshadow or you can use it in your crease as a blending color. MAC eyeshadows have amazing quality, and this one is no exception as you can see in the swatch below:


September 30, 2012

Weekly photos #25

I start my junior year of college tomorrow!! That's kind of exciting, but I'd prefer to stay at home the whole time because I'm really lazy and I don't really like college or my major that much. Anyway, I just wanted to share that with all of you.

1. I made an Oreo milkshake and I know it looks weird and not good, but it was delicious. I just put oreos, milk and vanilla ice cream. And then my sister asked me to make more!
2. This week's been really cloudy and rainy, and I hated it. I hate the rain because umbrellas are just uncomfortable and it gets worse if it's windy, which it was :(
3 & 4. This is just my outfit of the day from Friday when I had dinner with a few of my friends. You can check it out here.

I'm going to need to meet new people all over again this year because my schedule is completely different from my friends' and I'm kinda scared since it's my third year and everyone's already in like a group of friends, but hopefully I'll find nice people to sit with :)


September 29, 2012

Outfit of the day - A pop of color

This is what I wore yesterday to go to my friend's house. Another one of my friends is going to Italy to study abroad for a year so we got together to say goodbye to her.
I also wore a black blazer from Zara over this because it's gotten pretty cold here over the past week.

Top - Lefties
Jeggings - Stradivarius
Flats - Zara
Scarf - New Look
Bracelets (left to right) - ASOS, New Look, H&M

September 27, 2012

Satin Taupe by MAC | Review + Swatches

Satin Taupe is one of MAC's most famous eyeshadows. I was at the MAC counter the other day because I wanted something from the new collection but I couldn't stop looking at their eyeshadows, so I asked the lady there to recommend a neutral one. This is the first one she mentioned and after she told me the name I already knew I was getting it. I also bought Wedge, but I'll do another post for that one.

As you can see it is a beautiful shimmery taupe eyeshadow. If you look closely you can see that the shimmer is silver, and you can also notice if you look at it at an angle with the light.

I think it is a staple piece for any make up collection and I don't know why I didn't purchase it before. Even though it is a little dark, I think it can be worn in a daily look if you only use a little. Also, it is highly pigmented as you can see in this next picture:

It is definitely a new favorite of mine. What do you think?
Also, let me know if you're loving any MAC eyeshadow that you think I might also like :)

September 23, 2012

Weekly photos #24

Only 1 more week to start my classes again...and I don't want to. Even though I get really bored during the summer, it's better than being overwhelmed with papers, projects and exams.

The good thing is that since we're already in fall time, I have to go shopping for the season! haha

1. One of my guilty pleasures
2. We recently got Essie in some stores, but it retails for 12€, which is crazy! Thankfully we have internet and online stores that carry Essie for less than that (although it's still more expensive than US prices).
3. I went to MAC and got myself a blush and two eyeshadows. I'll review them soon.
4. I've been making grilled cheese and ham sandwiches a lot this week. Even my sister wanted me to make one for her...actually she was willing to pay me (1€) because she was very lazy...I didn't do it cause I was feeling lazy as well lol
5. I got my october Teen Vogue magazine, which made me happy :)
6. I was cleaning out my closet and I found this old and very wrinkly t-shirt I got at Hilary Duff's concert in 2006. I can't believe that was 6 years ago!
7 & 8. I painted my nails with those two nail polishes. The color is actually like the one in the second picture.


September 21, 2012

London Haul | Topshop, Forever 21, Primark, New Look & more!

I'm finally posting my London Haul after being home for almost a month. I don't know what has taken me so long to do this since I did the video on it a while ago. Anyway, here's everything that I got. I'm going to start with clothing items:

From Topshop I got this pretty pink sweater that has that over sized look as you can see. I plan on wearing this with a belt because it doesn't look right on its own.

From New Look I got 3 things: a sheer tank top with butterflies that I wear with a bandeau or cami underneath, a cream knit cardigan and a neon pink scarf that was on sale for 3 pounds (I promise it's neon pink, but it wouldn't pick up the right color).

From Forever 21 I got this really cute skirt that I'm in love with. Even though it's pretty summery I plan on wearing it during fall time as well.

From Primark I got the coolest shirt ever (probably not, but I'm in love with it) and a mint green knit cardigan/sweater.

I also got jewelry from some if these places. I didn't take pictures on their own cause I thought this would be better, but everything in this first picture is from Forever 21,

and here, both bracelets are from New Look and the nail polish is from Topshop

I also went to the M&M's store and got a huge bag of M&M's, which I already ate (I promise I shared with my sister haha), and this cutie:

And last but not least, here's what I got at the store in the Harry Potter studio tour. By the way, the wand is like Snape's <3