Friday, January 16, 2015

A Quick Little Update!

Hello Everyone! 

So I've been kind of busy this week, that's why I haven't been posting that much. I'll probably be absent for a while because I've been so busy lately, and I have a few crochet projects going on. Don't worry I'm not abandoning blogging or reading your blogs lol. I will be back soon! I just wanted to let my friends and audience know what was going on. I didn't want to appear M.I.A. I also plan on working on some new stuff for my blog as well!

Have a great weekend! 

Friday, January 9, 2015

Simple Winter Makeup

Hello Everyone! 

 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 haven't done a FOTD in over a month! So today I have a quick makeup look. Honestly I'm glad it wasn't as cold as yesterday. In speaking of yesterday, my mom's birthday was yesterday and it was freezing outside! I always thought it was kind of cool how my mom's birthday is always exactly two weeks to date after mine lol.

For this look I kept things pretty simple and neutral. 



Products Used (I didn't get a chance to list the products, but if you have any questions, let me know in the comments section)


This is unrelated to makeup, but here are a few things I purchased during the Victoria's Secret SAS and mug cozy I made earlier this week.


Victoria's SAS. I wanted to get a few clothes, but they didn't have much to chose from. Everything was basically gone.


Handmade Mug Cozy 

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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Simple Things In Life: Winter Edition 

Hello Everyone!

 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.  

A few months ago I wrote a list of my simple things in life. You can read that post HERE. Today I going to write a follow up Winter edition. 

- Drink hot chocolate


Don't you love the value pack?! This should last me for a while lol.

- Drink hot lemon tea


Another value pack! Tea is an essential for me year round because my allergies/sinus issues cause me to have chronic throat aches sometimes. 

- Burn scented candles


This candle smells wonderful!

- Buy yarn to make Winter accessories and       


A blanket I made for one of my mom's friends for Christmas 


An infinity scarf I made my mom for Christmas

- Eat soup or make homemade soup

- Watch snow fall (when it snows in 
  the south)

- Take a nap

- Snuggle under a warm blanket 


This pic may look familiar because I showed it in my birthday post. Remember when I mentioned I was sick with a cold on my birthday/Christmas? Perfect time to stay warm under my crochet blanket lol.

- Take a long hot bubble bath

What are some of the simple things in life you enjoy during the Winter?

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

My MAC Lipstick Collection

Hello Everyone! 

 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 bring you my long awaited, past overdue MAC Lipstick collection. By far MAC is my favorite brand of lipstick to wear. They offer so many shades, finishes, and collections that you choose. MAC lipsticks have a vanilla smell that in my opinion isn't overpowering and smells really nice.

Disclaimer: These are my own personal definitions of how I feel about each lipstick. All the lipsticks were purchased with my own money.


I don't find any of my matte lipsticks drying at all which surprised me! Application is fairly simple, this finish glides across  my lips without any issues. Since it's a matte finish, these lipsticks wear for most of the day. I really like this finish.


Matte Lipsticks


Matte Swatches

- Candy Yum Yum
- Russian Red
- No Faux Pas (LE) MAC Heirloom.  
- Heroine 
- Pink Pigeon 

*Retro Matte

Unlike the matte lipsticks, I find Retro Matte VERY drying! I have to prepare my lips with MAC's Prep+Prime before application and everything is fine. I definitely recommend using MAC's Prep+Prime or some sort of lip balm before apply these Retro Matte lipsticks. These lipsticks also last most of the day.


Here is MAC Prep+Prime that I use before applying Retro Matte Lipstick


Retro Matte Lipsticks 


Retro Matte Swatches 

- Flat Out Fabulous 
- Ruby Woo


This finish applies on my lips smoothly and has a nice sheen to them even though I've noticed that a few seem a little drying. These lipsticks wear about 5 hours.


Satin Lipsticks 


Satin Swatches

- Faux
- Snob
- Media
- Pink Nouveau
- Rebel


This is another finish I really like! These lipsticks have a creamy texture and usually last about 5 hours before I have to reapply. These lipsticks also have a gloss like shine.


Cremesheen Lipsticks


Cremesheen Swatches

- Lickable
- Creme Cup
- A Novel Romance (LE) A Novel Romance.  
- Yield To Love (LE) A Novel Romance Collection


*Amplified Creme/Amplified

Honestly, I don't see the difference between these two types of lipsticks. Both lipsticks are very creamy and pigmented. These usually wear about 4 to 5 hours.

*Amplified Creme:


Amplified Creme Lipsticks


Amplified Creme Swatches 

- Impassioned 
- Saint Germain 
- Blankety
- Up The Amp
- Dubbonet
- Girl About Town



Amplified Lipsticks


Amplified Swatches

- Pure Heroine (LE) Lorde Collection
- Show Orchid (Pro Lipstick)
- Violetta 


These two are my first Frost lipsticks from MAC. These  lipsticks are from the Viva Glam Rihanna Collection are shimmery and shiny without being too over the top, very wearable. I've worn these lipsticks about 3 hours before I have to reapply.


Frost Lipsticks


Frost Swatches 

- Viva Glam Rihanna 1 (LE)
- Viva Glam Rihanna 2 (LE)

What are you favorite MAC lipsticks?  What MAC lipsticks are you wanting to try?

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Thursday, January 1, 2015




I hope that everyone's new year is off to a wonderful start! What did you do for New Years Eve? I spent my night in bed watching the ball drop at midnight. I live on the east coast , so I brought in the new year the same time as New York lol. It still seems so surreal how 2014 went by so fast! Well a new year means a new start, new opportunities, and possibilities! If you read my New Year's post from last year you may remember I listed positive lifestyle changes rather than New Years resolutions. As I stated before I don't like the word resolution because it can put so much pressure on a person. Most of my positive lifestyle changes are basically the same except I want to add going back to the gym this year. You can check out my list from last year HERE . Overall I want to maintain good health, happiness, and strength for the new year!

Side Note: I received so much positive feedback on my last post especially about discussing depression awareness in addition to my inspirational posts. I will definitely write more about those topics this year! If any of you had a bad 2014, look at it this's now in the past and look forward to all the wonderful things for the future! Happy 2015!! 

Btw I didn't forget about the postivity jar! I plan on keeping another positivity jar this year! 


What are you looking forward to this year?

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