Tuesday, December 27, 2016

My 31st Birthday/Christmas 2016

Happy Birthday to Me!!!

Hello Everyone! I just celebrated my 31st brithday on Christmas Day :) For those of you that celebrate Christmas I hope that you enjoyed your day, and for those of you that don't, I hope that you are having a nice holiday season. You know its kind of funny because I was just getting used to the idea of being 30 and now I just turned 31! I swear this year went by fast!

Christmas Eve 2016

Happy Early Birthday to me from me lol. I picked up a few body care products from Victoria's Secret Pink and a free panty.

Merry Christmas Eve 

Christmas Eve Selfie. Last selfie for age 30 lol

Happy Birthday to Me!! Christmas Day 2016

Happy 31st Birthday to Me!! I was burning this candle when the clock struck midnight Christmas morning lol

Merry Christmas Everyone!! My mama bought me those beautiful balloons

Some of my birthday gifts from my mama, my Godmother, and my best friend from college. My other best friend got me a card, but I'll get that later when I see him.

Some Christmas gifts from my mama and best friend from college. I swear my mama can find anything! She found the Maybelline 24k Nudes Palette!

I can't wait to use my new makeup goodies!

I really love balloons:)

The Birthday girl

I'm a Christmas Baby :)

Homemade Birthday dinner by cooked my mama. So delicious!

My mom also made me homemade cupcakes

This is 31 :)  I had a nice birthday, and I feel blessed to see another year!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Did you check out my Blogmas related posts? If you missed those posts, here are my links are below

This will probably be my last post for 2016. I will  be back posting the first week of January. During this time I will still read and comment on your blogs! I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday seasons and Have a Happy New Year! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Beauty Favorites 2016

Hello Everyone!

It's that time of year again to share my Beauty Favorites for the year. This year I tried a lot of of different and new products and these are items that made my list.


Lorac Pro 3

I absolutely love this palette. If you like neutral colors this is a great palette to have in your collection. I've reach for this quite often since July.

Urban Decay Naked Smoky Palette

I got this last year as a birthday present and I've been in love ever since lol. I may not reach for this everyday, but I feel this palettes belonged on my favorites list since I like to create most of Smokey Eye looks using these colors.

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette 

Ok, I won't lie I got this on sale during the Summer lol. I like this palette because of the neutrals, but I don't think I would've paid the $56 for it. The quality of the palette is really good, but it just doesn't stand out.

Maybelline 24 Hour Color Tattoo Eyeshadows

From left to right top row:

- Creamy Beige
- Tough as Toupe

From left to right bottom row:

- Too Cool
- Bold Gold

I think I have 9 or 10 of these Eyeshadows, but these are some of my most used. These shadows are good to use as an eyeshadow or as a base, especially Creamy Beige and Tough as Toupe.

Milani Everyday Eyes Eyeshadow Collection 

- Bare Necessities  (02)
- Earthy Elements (05)

I had to have the whole collection of these palettes lol. I love the whole collection of the Everyday Eyes Collection, but I made myself narrow it down to the two I used the most.  I really love how these palettes are long lasting and very pigmented.

Colorupop Liquid Lipsticks

From Left to Right:
* UML: Ultra Matte Lip
* USL: Ultra Satin Lip 

- Creeper (UML)
- StingRAYE  (UML)
- The Rabbit (USL)
- More Better (UML)
- Panda (USL)
Lychee (UML)

Is it me or did Colourpop completely take over the makeup world?! I just started getting products from their site in the Spring and I've been hooked ever since! I'll be honest, I like their liquid lipsticks more than I like their super shock shadows. Their liquid lipsticks are so long lasting. The Matte liquid lipsticks last longer than the Satin liquid lipsticks, but both are very good quality lipsticks. 

MAC Lipsticks

From left to right:

- Blankety
- Candy Yum Yum

Twig has made my favorites list for a second year lol. I just really love this lipstick. I also found myself wearing Blankety and Candy Yum Yum quite often.

Milani Lipsticks 

I just started wearing Milani lipsticks in January of this year and they've quickly become on of my favorite brands of lipsticks.  Most of these lipsticks are dupes for most of my MAC lipsticks and the quality is pretty good as well. 
Side Note: I haven't forgotten about doing my Milani Lipstick Collection  post. You can look forward to that post sometime next year :)

Face Products 

Since I have sensitive skin, I try to look for foundations that won't cause issues for my skin.  I think that I found winners with these drugstore foundations.  I've said this before,  but I'm really happy that this year I've been able to find  cost friendly drugstore foundations that provide moderate to full coverage.

Perfumes and Body Mists

I'm very picky about perfumes and lotions etc, but these fragrances smell so nice! I usually like  more sweet scented perfumes and all of these defintely provided a sweet scent. Pink Friday and Bright Crystal have both have a floral and sweet scent but the balance in both is perfect. Golden Pineapple Luau smells wonderful too. It kinda reminds me of a Pina colada.

What are your beauty favorites for 2016? If you write a post for your favorites leave your link in the comments section so I can check it out! Since my birthday is on Christmas,  I'lll probably take the rest of week off posting to prepare for my birthday/Christmas!

In speaking of beauty, don't forget to check out last post for my FabFitFun Winter Box Unboxing! Use my code PILAR to receive $10.00 off of your first box! Click on the link to view that post Fab Fit Fun Winter Box 2016 Unboxing

Happy Holidays and thanks for stopping by my blog!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Fab Fit Fun Winter Box 2016 Unboxing

Hello Everyone!

* This is a sponsored post by Fab Fit Fun.  I want to thank Fab Fit Fun for sending this me this box for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

I was recently contacted about reviewing another Fab Fit Fun box. Today I'm unboxing the Fab Fit Fun Winter 2016 Box that I received over the weekend. Let me tell you these boxes sell out quickly, so to get a chance to receive a quarterly box is pretty exciting!

 Product Information

- Each FAB FIT FUN Box is retailed for $49.99/ Seasonally

-The FFF Winter 2016 Box is valued at $252.95. *Not bad for only $49.99!

Fab Fit Fun Magazine 

In every FFF BOX you will receive a magazine that gives you a description of all the products, tips, recipes etc.

What's inside the FFF Winter 2016 Box?

1. Starlight Children's Foundation Starlight Pendant

Fab Fit Fun partners with a charity to raise awareness. For the Winter Box, Fab Fit Fun partnered with the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

About Starlight Children's Foundation

Each year, more than 30 million children in the US suffer from a critical, chronic or terminal illness.

Many of these kids experience long hospital stays, painful medical treatments and sometimes a scary and uncertain future.

Starlight turns pain, fear and stress into laughter, fun and joy – because a sick kid is still a kid at heart.

Me wearing my star pin

To raise awareness about Starlight Children's Foundation FabFitFun wants you to:

Take a photo with your pin
Post it on Instagram and tag @fabfitfun and @starlightchildrensfoundation
In the caption, share your holiday wish with hashtag #wishuponastar, #fabfitfun, and #starlightchildrensfoundation

*My holiday wish is to maintain good health and have a happy holiday season. May we not forget those who are ill, especially the children. 

 2. D.L. & CO Candle

This candle automatically caught my attention. If you follow my blog, you probably already know that I love candles and this one smells so good! This candle reminds me of Bath and Body Work's Winter 3 wick cande, except this candle has a lighter woodsy scent.

3. Gorjana Necklace

What a gorgeous necklace! I don't own anything like this in my jewelry collection. I can't wait to wear this necklace!

4. Marie Mae Company Thank You Card Set

This is such a beautiful thank you card set! These cards are perfect to send out during Holidays or anytime you need to send someone a thank you card. This set includes 10 thank you cards and envelopes.

5. Moleskine 2017 Weekly Planner

This color is so pretty!

I was unaware of the stickers until I looked in the back of the planner.

I have a Planner that I use for blogging, but this Planner will come in handy for my personal schedule next year. I also really like the color!

6. Butter London Iconoclast Mascara

I've never used a Butter London Product, so I'm looking forward to using this Mascara. I love how  this mascara is full sized. I plan on doing a full review on this product.

7. O.R.G. Skincare Mineral Peel Face

I'm unfamiliar with this brand. This product is supposed to brighten skin and remove dead skin cells. I'm interested in seeing if this product will live up to its claims. The scent smells very clean and fresh. 

8. Anderson Lilley Beach Butter Body Cream

I'm also unfamiliar with this brand, but I love using body butters especially during the colder months. I really like the scent. It smells just like the description, tangerines.

So many goodies in this box! I can't wait to test out everything! I mentioned earlier in the post that these boxes tend to sell out quickly, so when a new box comes out I suggest that you go ahead and make your purchase.  You may even want to consider ordering a box pre sale to ensure you don't miss out! As a gift to my audience, use my code PILAR to receive $10 off of your first box!

For more information about FFF, I linked my first impressions post on the Fab Fit Fun Welcome Box CLICK HERE  or www.fabfitfun.com

Don't forget to use code PILAR to receive $10 off of your first box!

Don't forget to check out my Blogmas related posts. My links are below

Blogmas: Christmas Tree Decorations

Blogmas: Holiday Makeup: Rose Gold Smokey Eye

Blogmas: Holiday Skincare Prep ft. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Products Part 2

More of My December Posts

Fall 2016 Makeup Looks Recap

Reflections: My Year in Review 2016/ Almost 31 Years Old

Inspirational Post: Body Positivity

Happy Holidays, and Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Blogmas: My Favorite Red Lipsticks for the Holidays

Hello Everyone!

Me just wearing MAC'S Ruby Woo Lipstick

I love to wear a red lip, and during the holidays I love to wear a red lip even more lol. It was a little challenging narrowing down the lipsticks I wanted to share in this post, but these are the lipsticks that made my holiday favorites!

MAC's Ruby Woo my all time favorite red lipstick and Lip Pencil! 

My favorite Milani and MAC red lipsticks

From Left to Right:

Best Red (07)
Matte Kiss (72)
Ruby Valentines  (08)
Russian Red (Matte)
Ruby Woo (Ultra Matte)


The lipsticks may look similar, but each is a different shade

Me just wearing Milani's Best Red Lipstick

Can't forget the lip pencils

From left to right:

Nats Cruelly Lip Pencil
MAC Ruby Woo Lip Pencil
NYX Hot Red Lip Pencil
Milani True Red Lip Pencil 

What are some of your favorite red lipsticks to wear during the holidays?  

Don't forget to check out my other Blogmas related posts. My links are below

Blogmas: Holiday Makeup: Rose Gold Smokey Eye

Blogmas: Holiday Skincare Prep ft. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula Products Part 2

Blogmas: The Christmas Tag

Blogmas: Golden Glam for the Holidays

Blogmas: Projects with Pilar: Christmas Decorations

More of My December Posts

Fall 2016 Makeup Looks Recap

Reflections: My Year in Review 2016/ Almost 31 Years Old

Inspirational Post: Body Positivity

Happy Holidays, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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