June 30, 2012

Nail of the day - Golden Olive

This nail polish is from Kiko but as you can see it looks a lot like Chanel's Peridot. Overall, I think this is a great dupe of you don't want to spend a lot of money on this color, and since I don't think I'm going to wear it that often, I couldn't justify paying 25€ for it.

This is number 395 from Kiko and since it's from the duo-chrome line it was a little more expensive than their regular nail polishes, but still it was 3.5€.

Natural sunlight, 2 coats
Indoors, 2 coats
This is a pretty close color even though I think Chanel's might be a little more on the green side, what do you think?


June 26, 2012

Summer Haul

I want to show you a few things I got over these past 2 weeks, but first of all I'm going to show you the bag I got at Zara that I said I was going to show a long time ago.

I love this bag so much! I think the studs make it even better.

You can also wear it with the sides sticking out, but I think that looks weird (even though that's how they had it in the store).

Now that I've showed you that, let's keep going with what I got recently. From Lefties:

 You guys know I love bows!

  This is a cool top because it has neon pink and I also love the flamingos kind of fading color.

I've been looking for a dress like this for a long time and I'm so happy I found it

Then from Stradivarius I got this denim jacket
And also a wallet that has a ton of space 

Then I went to Blanco and got 2 things. First I got this clutch that I'm using as a laptop case for my 11" one

And second, this orange/coral flowy top 

Last but not least I went to Kiko because my sister wanted a nail polish but I saw this and had to get it, just so I could show it to you guys. I thought it was pretty close to Chanel's Peridot, and I'm going to be doing a nail of the day so you can see. Keep in mind that it was 3.5€ instead of the 25€ that Chanel nail polishes cost.


June 24, 2012

Weekly photos #11

I finished my exams!! yay! I'm so happy I have nothing to do (college related) and I actually have time to be bored :) This week I go back to showing you 8 photos instead of 4, and I think that's more fun.
By the way, I don't know if I've mentioned it before but I'm going to the United States of America in a few days and I'll be staying there for 2 weeks, which is really exciting, but I'm still going to be posting.

1. If you're from Europe you probably know about this European soccer Cup, but if you're not, it's just a soccer competition between European countries and my country (Spain) is pretty close to winning :D
2. I went to Starbucks, again, and got a frappuccino and a couple of their big cookies, yum!
3. Salad is my favorite food and I think I eat one per day. It's just a great side to my meals.
4. If you don't know, I made a YouTube channel a few months back and this week I've been filming a Outfits of the Week video...that on the picture is what I wore last friday.

5. I went shopping (I know, shocker haha) mainly because I needed some things to take to the states and then I just got a few things that I liked. I'll be posting a haul soon but if you really want to know what I got, I posted a video that you can check out HERE.
6. I tried sushi for the first time. I'm not sure if I liked it or not, because it didn't have much flavor, but it was not as bad as I was expecting it to be.
7. My sister was jealous of me going to the states so she went to Canada. This is actually true, but she's just going to take some english classes and then she'll go sightseeing and all of that fun stuff.
8. Ok, so I think my eyes are closed and I look pretty weird, but hey! I'm standing next to a huge penguin! haha


June 21, 2012

Nail of the day - Sparkly sea

Lately I've been naming my nail of the day posts because it seems more fun than just including the name of the nail polish in the title. I named it Sparkly Sea because that's what it reminds me of: a beach with clear blue water that sparkles with the sun light.

I used China Glaze's "For Audrey" as a base color and then Essie's "Pure Pearlfection" on top.

1 coat of the Essie nail polish

2 coats of the China Glaze nail polish

June 18, 2012

Demi Lovato inspired make up tutorial

I made a Demi Lovato inspired make up tutorial on my YouTube channel a while ago and I thought I should share it with all of you blog readers as well.
I made it because my friend's sister requested it but I realized it is a lot of fun, so I would be making more make up tutorials on there.
I only took like 3 pictures of the look and that's because I was just testing the camera position; I was not thinking about posting it on here, but I saw the photos and I was like: why not?

Hope you like it. (by the way, the look includes eye make up, cheeks and lips, even if you can't see it in the picture).

If any of you has any request, please tell me and I'll be happy to make it :)


June 17, 2012

Weekly photos #10

Hello guys! I just have two more finals and then I'm done!! :) My last one is the 22nd, so that means that next week I'll (hopefully) have more interesting photos to show you. But for now, this is what I have:

1. I went to Starbucks after one of my finals and I was going to get my usual caramel frapuccino, but they had a new one that I ended up getting, called Mocha Cookie Crumble (I think). It was great but to me it just tasted like the regular chocolate frapuccino with coffee.
2. I finally ordered my Naked 2 palette!! :) I'm very excited about this. For a long time I was debating whether to get it or not and I finally got it. Just like the original Naked, it is a great palette with a bunch of really pigmented neutral eyeshadows. I recommend it to you if you like to wear eyeshadow everyday and like to try different colors, but if you only wear eyeshadow every once in a while, I'd tell you not to get it, since the colors are pretty similar to the ones on the original Naked.
3. I'm gonna post a nail of the day this week but I wanted to show you this neon color. I couldn't capture the real color on my nails with my iphone so I took a picture of the cotton pads. It is "flip flop fantasy" from China Glaze, if you're wondering.
4. I got new sheets for my bed from Zara Home, and that's what they look like. I really like the pattern and the color and it looks really nice in my room, since my walls are light pink.

Have a great week! :)

June 15, 2012

Pink Swoon by MAC: review + swatch

I have another MAC blush review for all you you today. I love blush and I feel like I can never have enough (I actually don't have that many) because they're all so unique and different, even if the difference is really small.

This blush is Pink Swoon by MAC and I would say it's a perfect pink color for your cheeks.

MAC blushes are really amazing quality and I recommend them to all of you. Just go to your MAC store or counter and swatch a bunch of them, because they are really pretty.

They are a bit expensive if you think about it (prices are different in every country but I believe it cost me around 20€) but totally worth the money. As you can see the package is really good. Little story here: I held this blush in one hand and my NYX creme blush, which looks really similar, on the other hand and that's when I really noticed the difference. This one is more heavy and the material feels nicer. You may think it's kind of stupid but I think it's important.

The color looks brighter in the package than it does once it's swatched or on your cheeks. When you apply it, it looks light pink instead of a really colorful, bright pink.

Here are two swatches on my arm so you get the idea of the color it would have once you apply it on your skin.


June 11, 2012

Outfit of the day - H&M love

I have a ton of things that I want to show you this week; hopefully I'll be able to upload them all, but if I don't have time, they'll be up by next week: I have 3 reviews (2 make up and 1 perfume), a haul, a tutorial, and probably an update on my hair. Ok, I just realized I don't have time for all of them this week.

But today I'm doing a quick and fun outfit of the day :) Again, I wore this to class to take a final. As you can see, I'm still wearing full length jeans even though I said I was going to wear shorts. You'll be seeing some shorts on my next one, I promise.

Top - H&M
Jeggings - Stradivarius
Flats - Stradivarius

Watch - Swatch (like 4 years ago lol)
Peach/orange bracelet - H&M
Pyramid (ish) bangle - H&M

I realized a lot of things were from H&M and I go there every week now. I know, I'm crazy. That's the reason behind the title of the post :)


June 10, 2012

Weekly photos #9

I'm just 2 weeks away from freedom aka finishing my finals :) I'm very excited about it but stressed at the same time because I need to study and I simply procrastinate to the max. Having to maintain a blog and a youtube channel doesn't help, but that's what I like, so I work with it.

Again, I'm only going to have 4 photos, since I'm not doing much anyway.

1. Walking down the street. Funny thing: I thought I had a final at 9am and it was at noon, so I went back home pretty mad and thought I'd go to MAC but the store was closed, so I got even more mad. I don't like to wake up at 7.30 am for nothing :(
2. This color is actually pink but for some reason it looks coral. It's "rose libertine" from Rimmel and I've been wearing it this week.
3. I finally went to MAC (not the day that I was talking about on picture number 1) and got a few things, well, just 3 haha I reviewed one the other day and I'll review the other 2 this week or the next one.
4. I went to Zara and got the prettiest, coolest bag ever! joking, but I'm in love with it. I'll be showing that and some other stuff I got this week in a haul post.

That was it for this week, I hope you guys had a nice one and if you're studying like I should be, then the best of luck for you! :)


June 08, 2012

Launch Away! by MAC: review + swatch

I went to MAC the other day because I wanted to get this blush. I've been seeing the Hey Sailor! collection all around blogger and youtube and I wanted to get something so I went online to see what they had and loved everything! So that was a problem, but when I went to the actual store, I fell in love with this blush.

 First of all, the packaging is really cute, and that's always nice when you're trying to see what you like; and it goes pretty well with the sailor theme of the collection.

I'd say the color of the blush is a light peach. It really is light and it's also kind of sheer, so you actually have to apply quite a bit of product to see its real color. Even though, when you're wearing it, it can look light pink.

Here's a swatch on my arm. As you can tell it's really hard to see but it gives my face a nice glow. It might look better on darker skin tones because it would stand out more.

Did you get anything from this collection?

June 06, 2012

Outfit of the day :)

I don't have much time to post creative stuff but I still want to post, so I thought an outfit of the day would be fun. It's simple to make and at the same time I think it's really fun and interesting because it allows you guys to see my style and how to create different outfits with different pieces (cause you may have similar stuff to what I do).

I wore this on tuesday (so yesterday) to one of my finals. It's pretty warm now but I felt like shorts would have been a little inappropriate even though everyone wears them. I was pretty much sweating while the exam was going on, so I'm definitely going to wear shorts or a skirt to my next one haha

Top - Zara
Jeans - Forever 21
Sandals - H&M
Necklace - Marc by Marc Jacobs
White bracelet - H&M
Bag - Misako (store here in Spain)

June 03, 2012

Weekly photos #8

I was about to not post this because I didn't do a thing this week (as far as interesting things goes) but I was like: oh well, I can get something out haha.
So basically I don't have to go to class anymore but I still have to take my finals throughout June, so I've been studying...actually I'm going to be honest: I've been thinking about me having to study but really I have been watching youtube videos, watching The Bachelorette, online shopping and wasting my time looking at all of the stuff I have to study. I'm the biggest procrastinator ever.

1. Every month I get the US Teen Vogue mailed to me, so when I got it I knew I was not going to study. This is my favorite magazine; I love to read old issues over and over again when I'm bored.
2. I got new glasses :) If you've seen my previous post or you follow me on instagram you probably already know. I do wear contacts most of the time, but when I'm home or travelling I like to put my glasses on.
3. I'm so excited for the Pretty Little Liars premiere this week. I watched online the first 10 minutes of the episode and it was amazing, I need to know what happens next. This is one of my favorite tv shows and if you've never seen it, I definitely recommend it to you.
4. I like fruit but I'm never in the mood to eat some (if that's a thing), but lately it's been so hot that I quickly go to the kitchen and grab some melon, watermelon or any other summer fruit; it's so fresh.


June 02, 2012

May 2012 Favorites!

I don't have to go to class anymore!!! (well, I have to take my finals, but you know what I mean). That's the most exciting thing of the month. I have waking up early, going to class, getting bored in class, regretting going to class, being tired all day, and repeating that same thing every single day. My last final is june 22nd, so that's still pretty far away but since I can sleep in, it's all better.

Okay, so let's go ahead and see what my favorites this month have been:

Urban Decay "all nighter" spray: This is a make up setting spray and I feel like it works wonders now that it's summer. I didn't really feel that it did that much in winter (although I used it every day) but now that it's getting really warm I do feel the difference.
DKNY Red Delicious perfume: This perfume smells really fresh and it has that apple hint that all DKNY Delicious perfumes have, although it's not as strong as the green one.

NYX Jumbo Eye pencils in "milk" and "yogurt": I use these two as a base for my eye shadow and they make the color on top look better. Even if I wear these I still use a primer because I feel like it lasts longer.

Milani eyeshadow quad in "desert suades": I've been loving the lightest color that looks like a highlight, but I've been wearing it a lot all over my lid, on top of the "milk" jumbo pencil. I also love the pink-ish one.

MAC mineralize eyeshadow in "snow season": I've been loving it on top of the "yogurt" jumbo pencil because I feel like they're a perfect match. You've probably seen me talking bout this eyeshadow before, but really it's one of my favorites of all time, and I've been wearing it a lot this month.

Maybelline lipstick in "162 feel pink": I love this color so much because it's pink but it's a little dark at the same time. Not very dark but you can definitely see the color from far away.

NYX blush in "peach": this color is really light and I love that because my skin is really light as well. If you have fair skin I really recommend this blush, but if you're skin is darker it might not look as nice.

Rings from ASOS: I've been obsessed with these ever since I got them. I've been wearing them like crazy and I don't think I'm going to stop doing it in june.