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


September 18, 2012

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable | Review + Swatches

A few posts ago I reviewed the Revlon Lip Butters and now I'm here to tell you about another Revlon lip product that has been talked about for a while now; the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable lip stains.

Since they are stains they last longer than regular lipstick or lipgloss but they're also moisturizing and not drying like most stains.

They come in a bunch of colors but I only have two right now; I plan on getting more because I really like this product. The colors that I have are Smitten (dark one) and Sweetheart (light one), and I like both of them very much.

People say these are comparable to the Clinique Chubby Stick, but since I haven't tried those ones I can't really say if that statement is true or not. Anyways, these are around $7-8 and the Clinique ones retail for about $20, I belive; so I think these Revlon ones are very much worth the try.

Also I have to say that they taste/smell like peppermint, which is something that I love, but I know some people may not like that, but still, it goes away a few minutes after you've applied it.

The twist up so there is more product that you don't see; I say this because some people can think that you only get the tip of the stick of product, but like I said, there is more inside.

Here are the swatches: as you can see Smitten comes out more sheer than Sweetheart but both colors are gorgeous in my opinion.

September 16, 2012

Weekly photos #23

The second week of September is now over and I still don't have to go to class, which is pretty cool. I still have more time to do nothing and be lazy although I'm going to start to get my driver's license (it is a long process here in Spain and also quite expensive compared to other countries). Hopefully I'll be able to get my learners permit in the upcoming weeks and then I'll be able to drive a car with a teacher by my side.

1. I ate this kind of Japanese food (not real Japanese, but close) and it was pretty good! I loved it because you make it in 5 minutes, which is going to be perfect for when I have classes and I don't have much time to have lunch.
2. I love this nail polish from Kiko; I've had it for a while but I never really liked it that much, I don't know what's different now but something is haha
3. I'm obsessed with the Revlon Lip Butters. I made a post about them the other day (check it out HERE) and I'm going to buy a few more because they're amazing. 
4. Just a picture of myself in my house.

5. Editing videos for my YouTube channel takes a lot of time! It's not that much the editing, but the exporting and uploading. It sometimes feels like it's never going to end, but at least I can do other stuff while that goes on.
6. Fun fact: popcorn is one of my favorite things to eat.
7. My schedule for this year was impossible to fit, but I finally did and enrolled into my junior year of college, although I don't have the subjects that I wanted in the first place.
8. Don't you guys love raspberries? I do. So yummy!!

September 14, 2012

My trip to London | Part 5

This is the last and final post from my London trip, but I'll also have a haul afterwards.
I'm going to start by showing you pics from the guards. We wanted to see the change of the guards but since the front of the palace gets packed, we stayed longer where they start and then saw from far back in front of the Buckingham Palace.

Then we went to Portobello Road and we walked through the market but didn't get anything. Anyways, there are some beautiful houses around that area.

Lastly I'm going to show you some pictures from the Sherlock Holmes museum. It's kind of funny that they would make a house and a museum out of a fictional character like this one. I mean, it made sense with Harry Potter because they have props from the movies but in this case, everything is "made up", if you know what I mean. But still, it was fun to see an old house and everyone that worked there dressed from that time.

How many of you thought that man was real? hahaha He's not, but looks like he's alive, right?

September 13, 2012

My trip to London | Part 4

It feels like I'm taking forever to post these but this one is the second to last and I plan on having the last one up this week, so I can show you my haul after.

I'm going to dedicate this whole post to talk about the Harry Potter studio tour.
It is located in a town close to London and you can easily get there by train and then take the studio bus, which is decorated with Harry Potter stuff.

The first place you go in after the entrance and a little introduction is the Great Hall, and let me tell you, you feel like your part of the movies.

The have pretty much every single thing you can remember from the movies; from the boys' bedroom to Dumbledore's office, Diagon Alley, horrocrux, random items and many more things that I don't want to spoil just in case you want to go (which you should if you go to London or somewhere near).

There are tons of places where you can take cool pictures; here I'm just showing you a few of the many I took. I was very excited through the whole tour and it's not short, it lasts for about 3 hours!

One of the most incredible things is this replica of the whole Hogwarts castle and surroundings like the forbidden forest. The lights change so you can see what it would look like at day and night time.

We also got to try butterbeer which is pretty tasty. Then we went into the shop and I got some things that I'll show you in my haul, but I'm going to say that I did get a wand...I know, you don't have to say a thing about it! haha


Coming up: Buckingham Palace, Portobello Road and the Sherlock Holmes museum.

September 11, 2012

Revlon Lip Butters | Review + Swatches

Today I want to talk about something that's been very popular in both YouTube and Blogger for a while now, and that's the Revlon Lip Butters.

I got 2 of these when I went to the US and the other one I found at a store when I went to the beach here in Spain, which was a surprise since I never see Revlon products where I live.

The colors that I have are Raspberry Pie, Strawberry Shortcake and Cotton Candy. As you may have heard, these are very moisturizing because they're half lip balm, and also pretty pigmented (some shades are very sheer but have nice color) because they're half lipstick.

The packaging is great because you always know what color you're getting. As you can see the whole package shows the color, but also the top is clear so you can actually see the lip butter.

They go on very smooth and don't have any scent. They're great if you want to apply them on top of a lipstick or on their own.
Out of the ones I have, the one that I wear the most is Raspberry Pie.

These are the swatches in the same order as I told you before:

I recommend these to all of you because I think they're very wearable and they're something nice to have since they come in a bunch of colors that suit every single look.
Have you tried any of these? What's your favorite one?