Saturday, November 26, 2022

Gelish × Morgan Taylor- I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Holiday/Winter 2022 Collection

 Hello Everyone!

*Disclaimer: This post is contains samples from Gelish and YCC Agency. I would like to thank them for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. 

I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! Today I want to share with you a new nail polish collection from Gelish: I Wanna Dance With Somebody! This collection is based on the Queen Diva herself, Whitney Houston. Can you tell I'm a Whitney Houston fan? 


I WANNA DANCE WITH SOMEBODY

Gelish and Morgan Taylor are thrilled to introduce the Holiday Winter 2022 I Wanna Dance Collection in collaboration with the much-anticipated theatrical release, "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" (in theaters December 23, 2022). This collection features a range of six gorgeous shades inspired by the beauty, charisma, and life of the iconic superstar.

Belt It Out - Violet Holographic glitter

Command The Stage - Bronze shimmer

Blazing The Chart - Hot red creme

Record Breaker - Black with silver glitter

Signature Sound - Soft Beige Creme

Top it Off- Soak Off Nail Gel


As I mentioned I received this in PR which included an adorable mini microphone and the pearl colored case (see below). I did red nails since the holidays are here, but all these colors will look great during the holidays/Winter.



How gorgeous is this case?!

I remember being a little girl singing along with my mama to Whitney Houston songs. I think it's wonderful a collection is featuring such an amazing talent as the late Whitney Houston. I've seen pictures of her over the years with her wearing these types of colors. I think Gelish and Morgan Taylor did a great job with the color selection. If you decide to pick up the Gelish Collection, you'll need a LED Lamp or a UV Lamp. 


Friday, November 18, 2022

Beauty Holiday Gift Guide 2022

 Hello Everyone!

Today I'm going to share my recommendations for Beauty Gifts this holiday season. I received a good bit of PR this year and many of the items didn't come to disappoint. There were so many great products released this past year or products that I like in general! Lets get started this list is kind of long!

Makeup Products Gift Guide 

Tarte Gilded Glamour Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Wardrobe



These palettes are gorgeous! The packaging looks so glamorous and festive. In this gift set you get two eyeshadow palettes!

Tarte Maneater After Dark Eyeshadow Palette




This has been one of my favorite eyeshadows palettes since I received this palette. The Maneater After Dark Eyeshadow doesn't disappoint. If you're looking for a palette to create variety of daily makeup looks, and holiday looks this is your palette.

Tarte Limited-Edition Tartelette Full Bloom Amazonian Clay Palette



I think this palette was released at the beginning of the year, but it is a limited release. I didn't see it on the Tarte website, but you can macys.com and ulta.com. I recently saw this palette on those sites.

Tarte Tartelette Tubing Mascara


This is a new mascara released by Tarte. Here it is individually, but you can check the Tarte website to purchase the trio set. (This mascara along with two different Tarte mascaras).

Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Crème


The Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plumping Treatment went viral on TikTok and for good reason. This is tje Lip Crème which is a good lip product as well. Tarte has this included in a lip product gift set or you can purchase them separately.

Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Various Products 



In addition to loving the products, I love that Rare Beauty focuses on awareness towards mental health. Rare Beauty also established an impact fund that raises money to help those with mental health issues. I've tried a few of their products this year and everything that I've tried has been good quality and long wearing.

Urban Decay Naked Robin Eisenberg Palette 



I'm still have my feelings about the cost of this palette. I like it, and colors are gorgeous, but I don't feel it's worth $50. This palette narrowly made the list because of the cost. If you can, try to see if you can catch a sale or use rewards points to save a few dollars.

Real Techniques Makeup and Skincare Brushes



I've been using RT for years, and this is one of my favorite affordable brush brands. I love how their expanding their brushes line to include skincare brushes and skincare tools. You don't have to spend a lot of money to have quality makeup brushes. Most of RT brushes and brush sets cost $20 or under. 

Morphe × Jaclyn Hill Divine Neutrals Palette 



If you're on a budget this holiday season, definitely check out the Devine Neutrals Palette. It's affordable and great for everyday looks. (I haven't put my Christmas tree up yet. This is a photo from last Christmas).

Nars Reflecting Light Foundation 


This has been one of the best foundation that I used this year. The hype surrounding NARS Reflecting Light Foundation lives up to its claims. My skin looks luminous and the foundation feels so lightweight. It doesn't even feel like I'm wearing foundation. This is a great foundation if you live a humid climate or when the weather gets warm.

Pixi x Hello Kitty Collection 


For all my Hello Kitty and Pixi Lovers this is a collection that might catch your interest. This collection is so cute and the Pixi Makeup Eyeshadow Palettes are pretty good quality. 

Skincare Products Gift Guide 

Bliss Block Star Invisible Daily Sunscreen 


This is the Holy Grail product of multiple uses. I love that I can use this a primer under my makeup and a daily suncreen. 

DERMA E Vitamin C Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste



I reduce exfoliating during the cooler weather because it tends to dry my skin, but this Gentle Daily Cleansing Paste is so gentle on my skin I tend to forget I'm exfoliating!

Dr. Zenovia Skincare Scar Gel Treatment 


I've been trying this scar gel for a few months. I have an old scar on my finger that has lightened over time, but this scar gel is very soothing on my skin. I think this gel is going to be good to use on new scars as well.

Replenix Anti-Aging Retinol Smooth+Tighten Body Lotion 


I think when people hear retinol they tend to think of face products, but this retinol product focus on your body. I just started using retinol more this year, but I think this is good product to have in your skincare routine.

Drunk Elephant A-Gloei Maretinol Oil 

I mentioned that I've been incorporating Retinol into my skincare routine more this year and this A-Gloei Maretinol Oil has been one of my favorite products. It helped to even out my skin tone and my skin feels so smooth. When I use this at night, skin looks glowing by morning. 

Drunk Elephant Skincare B-Hydra Intensive Hydrating Serum 


DE B-Hydra Intensive Hydrating Serum is one those products thats good to use throughout the year to keep your skin hydrated. This is my go to product during the Winter, and this serum helps keep my skin hydrated during the Summer as well. Drunk Elephant is pricey, but their products are worth it.

Nail Products Gift Guide 

Zoya Hypnotic Collection and Zoya Y2k Collection 



Zoya Hypnotic Collection 


Zoya Y2K Collection 

Everything about the Hypnotic Collection reminds me of the holidays! I mean if you look at the colors they're perfect for the holiday season. I love how these polishes shine. I had quite the collection of glitter nail polishes. To this day I still have a love for glitter nails. The Y2K Collection is special to me because these colors were so popular back then!

China Glaze I Don't Give A Sip Collection 




For all my nude nail polish lovers this is a collection that I think you'll like. These colors are so pretty and look great during the Fall, and anytime of year.


There you have my Beauty Holiday Gift Guide for 2022. I would definitely check out to see if these products are going to be on sale especially with Black Friday approaching. This will be last my post until after Thanksgiving. I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and remember there is always something to be thankful for. See you all after Thanksgiving!




Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Houseguest for the Holidays: Gift Basket Ideas

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The holidays are practically here and many people will be having overnight/extended houseguest. Why not give your guest a welcome basket while they're residing in your home.

Personally I'm not having any houseguest this holiday season, I'm keeping things quiet and simple, but if I did have guest over I would probably put the items in photos into a welcome gift basket. 


What would you include in a houseguest gift basket?


Saturday, November 12, 2022

Zoya Hypnotic Collection and Zoya Y2K Collection: Winter/Holiday 2022

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* Disclaimer: This post contains PR Samples provided by Zoya for review purposes. I would like to thank  Zoya for sending these products. All opinions are 100% my own. Product information is courtesy of zoya.com

Today I have two new collections for Zoya for their Winter/Holiday Release! Let's get started!

Zoya Hypnotic Collection Winter/Holiday 2022


Zoya Y2K Collection Winter/Holiday 2022


Zoya Hypnotic Collection

For those who like a bit of depth, we invite you to delve into the Hypnotic Trio: three deep metallic shades that mesmerize and entice, with a slight shimmer formula for a captivating shine. Featuring a high shine finish with easy application, these universally flattering shades will bring intrigue to your look.

Rosalind A darkened sugar-plum purple, a duo chrome with a hint of blueberry that becomes more apparent when in broad daylight.

Clarice A dark emerald green metallic, she has the appeal of a lush, dark forest full of mystery, and looks striking against any skin tone.

Metora A deep boysenberry jam color with a shimmering metallic finish, reminiscent of a full-bodied red wine.

My Thoughts 

Everything about the Hypnotic Collection reminds me of the holidays! I mean if you look at the colors they're perfect for the holiday season. I love how these polishes shine. 

I typically keep my nails short during this time of year, but I'll definitely be using long press on nails for this collection! I like the look of these polishes on long nails (short nails look good with polishes as well)



Zoya Y2K Collection

Oops we did again...brought you a new metallic trio! Let us remind you of the time low rise jeans,pop punk, and flip phones were all the rage wirh these fun brights. Having these liquid holographic jelly formulas means we can leave the white correction fluid at home ;)

Sparrow A bright cyan jelly shade, this liquid holographic makes for a nice splashy look that has that boom boom pow!

Malana A G-L-A-M-O-R-O-U-S, a juicy bubblegum pink in a liquid holographic jelly formula

Tamiah A tart grape liquid jelly, infused with holographic sparkles, truly irreplaceable

My Thoughts 

I think this collection was genius of Zoya! I remember Y2K very well. I remember that some people were panicking about things shutting down and going haywire going into the 21st century. Meanwhile I was in the 8th grade early 2000.

Middle schooler Pilar loved all things glitter including nail polish on my short nails. I had quite the collection of glitter nail polishes. To this day I still have a love for glitter nails. The Y2K Collection is special to me because these colors were so popular back then!




What are you favorite colors from these collection?


Gelish × Morgan Taylor- I Wanna Dance With Somebody: Holiday/Winter 2022 Collection

 Hello Everyone! *Disclaimer: This post is contains samples from Gelish and YCC Agency. I would like to thank them for sending these product...