Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Personal Post

Hello Everyone,

 

 
I don't want to feel like I'm going M.I.A. on posting and commenting on your blogs so I'll fill you all in. My father died on Monday February 24. During this time I'm coping with my feelings and the sadness of this event, so I likely won't post in the upcoming days or week, but I will be back soon. Dealing with death is not easy, but I wanted to share this information with my blogger friends who have shown support to me and my blog. May God Bless You All.

Pilar

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Manicure Monday: Leather Loose

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
It's time for Manicure Monday! Today I have another dark nail polish color to share with you all. The featured color for today is Leather Loose by Sinful Colors Professional. This nail polish is from their Matte collection.

My Thoughts:

I really love this color, I think it's very pretty. I don't have that much of an issue with matte finish polishes; however, some colors look better than others with matte finishes. This is one color that I rather use a top coat. To me it just looks better and gives the nail polish life lol.

Leather Loose

 

Without Top Coat (Matte)

 


 With Top Coat (Shine)

 

 


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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Avon Makeup Review: Lipsticks, Lip Liners, and Brushes

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

I tell you those gifts I received for my birthday has kept me busy with typing reviews lol :) These are the items I ordered during my birthday month. I also wanted to get this review up since a good bit of you commented on the lipstick I was wearing in my Valentine's Day Inspired FOTD

 


Avon Color Lipsticks

 


The five lipsticks I purchased have a satin or shimmer finish that are absolutely gorgeous! These lipsticks are very pigmented and are very hydrating on my lips. These lipsticks are creamy and long lasting throughout the day. As for price they run about $8.00 each unless they are on sale. I love when I find lipsticks that are reasonably priced and great quality!

 

Swatches with flash, this is more of the true color of the lipsticks. I know the first and fifth lipstick may look similar, but I promise you they are different

 

Swatches without flash

 

 I'm wearing Fuchsia Fever in this picture (this is from last week's FOTD)


Satin Finish

1. Hot Pink
2. Red 2000

Shimmer Finish

3. Pink Dream
4. Fuchsia Fever
5. Dream Fuchsia

Side Note: Avon also offers Soft Matte Finish lipsticks, I just didn’t purchase any this time.

Avon Glimmersticks Lip Liner

 
This lip liner has been a favorite of mine for years and it never disappoints me! These lip liners glide smoothly on my lips when I line them, and this is another product that last throughout the day. The only con is that I wish Avon would offer more varieties of colors to accommodate some other lipsticks I have. I think these normally run for about $6.00 or $7.00, but I usually purchase them when they are on sale.

True Red
 

 


Perfect Plum

 

 


Avon Makeup Brushes

 

I already own a few of these brushes in addition to the brushes I recently purchased. For this review I’ll just list my thoughts about them as a whole.

- The makeup brushes come in a black color
- They pick up color and apply my makeup really well. I use the brushes often.
- Most of the brushes are full sized, except for the Face Brush which is more of a travel size.
- As for shedding, very minimal. I’ve washed my so many times and the bristles hold very well.
- Last but not least reasonably priced and great quality. I can’t remember the prices; however, just like the rest of my items you can get an even better deal when the brushes are on sale.

Face Brush
(This isn’t new, I just wanted to show this brush since I wanted to show the size)

 


Concealer Brush

 


Cream Eyeshadow Brush

 


Ergonomic Rounded Eyeshadow Brush

 

Retracable Lip Brush

 

Well there you have it, my Avon makeup review :) Have you tried or will you be trying any of these products?

Pilar

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Manicure Monday: Darker Colors for Winter

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
Last month I showed my Winter Wonderland Nails that displayed lighter colors that I like to wear during the Winter. Today I'm going to display some of my favorite darker shades of nail polishes I like for this season. All colors are by Sinful Colors Professional

 

Left to Right: Nirvana, Slate, Mauvelous, and Graped

Nirvana

 


Slate

 


Mauvelous

 


Graped

 

With flash

 


What are some of your favorite nail polish colors to wear during Winter?


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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Beauty Love Affair Tag

Hello Everyone!

I'm a little late with this tag, but I want to thank Lauren@will sing for makeup for tagging me! Go check out her blog!

Welcome to the Beauty Love Affair tag. We know you're not the kind to kiss and tell; but we want to know. We want the juiciest stories about your current love. Tell us about your worst heartbreaks. Give us the juicy details of your steamiest affair. We want to know if it was love it first sight. Tell us who turned out to be a total jerk. Confide in us about your sweetest temptation. Don't worry, this isn't about the men; it's all about your Beauty Love Affair.

The Beauty Love Affair tag was created by Saffron Lallem of Saffy Style, Ashley Maria of Ashley Maria, Love, Life, Beauty andShalunya of Shalunya & Boyet. They would love to read your answers so please feel free to tag them on Google + or leave a comment on their blogs.

The Rules:
1 Answer each question with the name of a beauty product and, if you'd like, explain why.
2. Give out more Valentines (tag other bloggers).
3. If you are tagged more than once please feel free to answer the questions again using a different type of product. If you answered the first time with skincare, then answer again with an eye, lip, face, nails, or hair product.

First Love
Oh.. You remember what it was like to fall in love for the first time. Such bliss and excitement! Who was your first love?

Maybelline quad eyeshadows

-Puppy Love
Before you knew your real love, there were those childhood crushes that sometimes blossomed into a cute puppy love. Who was yours?

Lip Smackers! I used to love these when I was younger! I think almost everyone had them!

-Love Triangle
Such a predicament. This one is so sweet and demure, but this one is so bold and sexy. Tell us about being torn between two lovers. Who were the players in your love triangle?

Revlon Lip Butter and Avon Ultra Color Lipstick. They are both great, so pigmented and both come in a variety of shades.

-Current LoveDating? Engaged? Married?
Who is your main squeeze? Tell us about the one you can't live without or can't seem to let go of. Who is your current love?

Fashion Fair Foundation Stick: This is my most used foundation and I'd feel lost without it!

-Secret Crush
Even though you're committed to your current love, looking around and admiring from afar never hurt anyone... Who are you secretly crushing on?

Essie Nail Polish: So many beautiful colors I want to try, and I've read so many good reviews about the brand.

-Blind Date
Which was The One that was introduced by a friend or mailbox company e.g Ipsy that you love?

Palmers' Cocoa Butter Formula Even Tone Dark Spot Corrector. There was a sample in Cosmopolitan Magazine, I guess it's an ok product.

-Steamy Affair
Which was The One that you left your steadfast regular for; the sexy, handsome one that caught your eye and had you hooked in a Steamy Affair?

Benefit They're Real Mascara, this is my favorite mascara right now.

-Sweet Temptation
Which was The One that has snagged your attention but you are only tempted by, you don't know yet whether you want a Steamy Affair or not with?

Candy Yum Yum by MAC: I'm soooo tempted to buy this but I'm not really a fan of matte lipsticks in general and I've heard this lipstick can be drying on the lips.

-Love At First Sight
You saw it and immediately you loved it.

Urban Decay Naked 3! A truly wonderful palette!

-Double Date
They came in a box set; two great things for the price of one.

Lorac Pro Palette: I got a palette and a small tube of eyeshadow primer.

-Friend Zone
You just knew he was amazing; but he's not all that. Who have you relegated to the friend zone

Revlon Mineral Makeup: I like this loose powder, but it's not all that special to me.


-Worst Breakup
You wanted to love him forever; but you quickly discovered that he was not 'Mr. Right.' In fact he was awful and broke your heart. Who was your worst breakup?

Almay Color+Care Lip Balm: Sure it has color, but the pigmentation was rather disappointing. I just use it on top of a pink lipstick.

-Total Loser
You were giddy when he asked you out. You had high hopes for a long relationship. Instead he was a complete dud. Who was your total loser?

Covergirl Clean Pressed Powder: Where should I start...it broke my face out, it smelled horrible and it felt heavy on my face. By far the worse face powder I've ever owned! Goodbye and good riddance!!

-Long Lost Love
You were young and he was among your firsts. You grew, you moved on, you two lost touch with each other. Recently you bumped into each other again and you remembered all the reasons you liked him. Who is your long lost love?

Revlon Lusterous Lipgloss: This is still one of favorites!

-Major Lust
You haven't yet met. You're just loving him from afar because you feel like he's out of your league. Who is your major lust?

Clarisonic Pro Skincare Brush: I've had my eye on this for a while now!

I want to tag anyone who wants to participate!

Pilar

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Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Goodies

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
I hope everyone had a lovely Valentine's Day! I think most of the south is trying to melt this snow away lol Well at least my state is. The snow kept most people in the house until today. I spent the day with my mom ♥ I received a text from my bestie this morning and chatted with him for a little bit through texting♥ Overall I had a nice quiet day. I purchased a few items from Victoria's Secret for myself that were on sale the other day, and FedEx was able to delivery today!

 

VS Fantasies Pear Glacé Body Mist and Hand and Body Cream

 

I got this for my mom :)

VS Love Spell Foaming Body Wash and Shave Gel

 

This is a new product from VS


 Makeup Bag Set

 
 
 

Makeup Bag Trio

 


Those are the few items I treated myself to for Valentine's Day :) side note, Wow there was an earthquake here in South Carolina about an hour ago (10:23 pm) all I know is that I definitely felt the house shake! First snow...now an earthquake! I'm glad it didn't last long

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Valentine's Day Inspired FOTD: A Touch Of Pink And Silver

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 
Today I wanted to do a Valentine's Day inspired FOTD. I really like this look in general, and besides pink is always fun! I wanted to incorporate silver as well!

 



Products Used

Face

- Fashion Fair Foundation Stick in Topaz
- Fashion Fair Pressed Powder

Eyes:

- UD Eyeshadow Primer Original
- UD Vice 2 (Shell Shocked) for lid
- BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 1st Edition
(Hot Pink) for crease and (Black) for outer V
- Clinque Mascara in Black

Lips

- Avon Color Lipstick in Fuchsia Fever

Tools:

-Various brushes from BH Cosmestics 7pcs Faux Croc Brush Set

-Foundation Sponge


My apologies for not including the pictures of the items I used.


Pilar

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day Movies Playlist

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Disclaimer:
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Since South Carolina is basically shut down and most people like me are snowed in lol, what better way to spend a cold day watching a few of these DVD's. Here a few of my favorite movies to watch around Valentine's Day or in just in general.

 
♥ My Valentine's Day Movie Playlist ♥

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Those are the movies on my Valentine's Day playlist, what are some of your favorite movies to watch for the holiday?

Pilar

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Valentine's Day Manicures

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Disclaimer:
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Only a few more days until Valentine's Day :) Here are two shades of pink that are my favorite to wear, especially this time of year. I didn't have much time to be creative, so I just kept my nails basic.

 


Milani Tip Toe Pink

 

 


Milani Neon Pink Hottie

 

 

Well those are two of the colors I've been wearing throughout the past week. What colors/brands are you wearing for Valentine's Day?

Pilar

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Sunday, February 9, 2014

What Valentine's Day Means To Me

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I know I've been absent from my blog for a week, but life happens lol and I've been working on some crocheting items for some customers, so between life and crocheting I've been kind of busy :)

Today I want to start off the week with one of a few Valentine's Day releated posts I'm going to share during the next few days. We all know many people celebrate Valentine's Day in various ways, and then there are some people who don't celebrate the holiday at all. Whether you celebrate Valentine's Day or not, I want to share with you all what Valentine's Day means to me.

I actually really like Valentine's Day, not for the gifts or romance necessarily. I like to show love toward the people in my life and show them how much I appreciate them. Love in general is such a beautiful thing. Love makes life worth living, smiling, and enjoying all the joy it brings. I also think that it's a great feeling to know you have people in your life that will love you unconditionally.

I think that we as people should show love and kindness, etc. all year, but I'm glad there is a day specifically for showing acts of love and kindness. I know for me showing or saying nice things to others makes me feel good. As Valentine's Day approaches I hope your day is filled with love, laughter, and happiness!!

Pilar


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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Victoria’s Secret Semi Annual Sale Haul and Review

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Disclaimer:
 My apologies for the missing pictures. My pictures were accidentally deleted off my blog. Please Refer to my Instagram account miss_pilar to view the pictures (or some of the pictures) that were deleted.  
 

I promised myself that I wouldn’t take part in the VS Semi Annual Sale, but I caved lol. This sale was pretty decent and I got some really good deals. I shopped online this time because some items weren’t available in stores and besides the sale started around the week of Christmas versus during January in stores.

1. VS Holographic Limited Edition Train Case 2013 and VS Holographic Makeup Bag

(I showed this previously)

 

 

Top part of case

 

Bottom part of case


2. VS Large Makeup Bag and VS Makeup Bag

 

I waited over two weeks for these! I’m so thankful they came back in stock online for that short amount of time when I did get to order these makeup bags. They sold out so quickly!

3. PINK Earbuds

 

These are so cute and my favorite color!

4. VS Fantasies Strawberries and Champagne: Ultra-moisturizing Hand Lotion and Body Cream, Fragrance Mist, and Body Wash

 


I started using this a few years ago, and I’ve liked it ever since! The smell can be overwhelming so I don’t use a lot at once. For instance, it only take about three sprays of the fragrance mist to last most of the day.

5. VS Fantasies Mango Temptation: Body Wash

 

This is actually my first time trying Mango Temptation. One word caught my attention “Mango” It’s something about mango that smells so wonderful. This body wash has a fruity smell that is just a wonderful scent! I’m glad I took a chance a purchased this body wash.

6. VS Fantasies Pear Glace: Body Wash

 

I finally got my Pear Glacé body wash! My item was backordered, so that's part of the reason for my delay on posting my haul. This is another one of my favorite scents from VS. I like that Pear Glacé has a fruity smell without being too sweet.

All in all I was very pleased with all my items and the sale in general. I was also glad I had a $15.00 off coupon. I’ll probably buy intimate items next time since I didn’t buy any during this semi annual sale. Hopefully I can stay off VS website and out of their store before the next sale! Did you take part of the VS Semi Annual Sale?

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Breast Cancer Awareness Inspired Makeup

Hello Everyone! I wanted to share a few makeup looks I created for Breast Cancer Awareness. I also want to take a moment to thank every...