Beauty Review: Urban Decay

 

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If you follow me on Snapchat then there’s no way you could forget the countless videos of me singing out of tune at the Romeo Santos concert.  In fact, your ears probably still hurt.

I can’t thank Urban Decay enough for the nice treat!  I had never seen Romeo in concert and gosh, he did not disappoint (I downloaded every album after the concert, #love).

But let’s chat about beauty and Urban Decay’s latest launch, which OMGeeee, a MUST have!  You know that I’m very selective about my beauty reviews because let’s face it, not every brand wins in the highly pigmented category.  But THESE blushes and lip glosses sure hit the beauty mark.  First let’s talk about the blushes; I had been craving, yes craving bright pops of color for my cheeks and I’ve met my match.  Their new Afterglow 8-Hour Powder blush provides a beautiful flush of color and delivers on the promise of lasting hours.

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My two favorites are Bittersweet and Quickie; one is this violety hue and the other a true berry pink- both look beautiful especially on medium to dark skin tones.

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The new Revolution High Color glosses are pretty awesome too- obsessed with Liar, it’s the perfect nude-y gloss and 69 is the most stunning glossy red.  The wear is so nice and has this creamy texture and highly pigmented.  These two products get an A for their assorted shade selection and formula.  Well done UD!

Below: Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in Liar (nude) 69 (red). 

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*Pardon quality of this photo, taken with Iphone.  Applying Revolution High-Color Lipgloss in 69 at Romeo Santos Concert. Wink. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Blue & White (the end of my DR vacay pics, insert sad face)

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We’ve come to the end of my DR vacation photos. Sniff.

I took these pictures of my last day there.  It was the most perfect summer day.  We wrapped up our trip in Casa De Campo where we spent a lovely weekend with my childhood best friends that live down there.  It was awesome spending time with my girls, it feels like when we can always pick up right where we left off.  That pool right behind me overheard more than it needed too.

I picked up this scarf printed dress from Zara early summer, so it’s sold out online. You can probably find it in stores. It’s uber comfy and can be dressed up or down.  You can also eat as much as you want because it sure is roomy.

I write from Miami where we’ve spent a couple of days on business.  Lot’s of exciting stuff coming down the pike, which I can’t wait to share.  Almost Friday, so sit tight. Xo

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Hemos llegado al final de mis fotos de mis vacaciones en República Dominicana. Sniff.

Tomé estas fotos en mi último día allí. Era el día de verano perfecto. Terminamos nuestro viaje en Casa de Campo, donde pasamos un fin de semana encantador con mis mejores amigas de la infancia que viven allí. Fue increíble pasar tiempo con mis chicas, que aunque estemos lejos siempre la pasamos increíblemente bien y nunca paramos de hablar. Esta piscina justo detrás de mí escuchó más de lo que necesitaba escuchar!

Este vestido impreso estilo bufanda de Zara lo compré a principios de verano, por lo que no esta disponible en la página de web.  Es probable encontrarlo a la venta en la misma tienda.  Es súper cómodo y puede ser usado mas casual con zapatos bajitos o para la noche con unas sandalias altas. También pueden comer todo lo que quieran, porque es super espacioso.

Escribo este post desde Miami, donde hemos pasado un par de días por motivos de negocios. Un montón de cosas increíbles están a la vista, que no puedo esperar para compartir.

Ya casi es viernes, así que se pueden empezar a emocionar! Xo

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How To Make Your Pedi Last Longer ( As Seen On The Outfit)

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Temperatures keep rising (especially in NYC, yikes!), which means we’re going to keep those open toe sandals handy and our feet on display for quite some time. There’s no question scorching weather can be harsh on your feet and pretty painted toes. We’ve gathered our favorite tips to prevent nail polish from chipping away and looking dull so that there’s no toe curling in sight for you this summer:

Keep ’em Breezy
Do NOT wear closed shoes for at least 8 hours after you get your pedicure. Believe it or not, it can take up to 12 hours for your polish to fully dry, so keep your toes exposed for as long as you can. You’ll need a simple flip flop for all your nail salon visits like these from Old Navy ($15).

Moisturize Like It’s Your Job
Using cuticle oil will keep your cuticles soft and smooth and allow for your pedi to be the center of attention at all times. We love this one from Essie because not only is it great, but it also smells like apricot. (Essie, $8.50)

Moisturizing your feet after you shower and before bed will allow your polish to stay on a bit longer. Water tends to dry out your skin, especially around the nail bed, which can fade or even chip your color. The Samba 2 Step Foot Fetish will give you the smoothest feet. ( Sol De Janeiro, $27)

Protect!
Reapply a clear topcoat after a couple of days to keep your pedi looking fresh and shiny and prevent chipping. This will certainly help extend your next visit to the nail salon. For quick dry and chip resistant finish try ‘Hardwear PD Top Coat. (butter, London $19)

Exfoliate 
It’s not just about the color and moisturizing, also make sure you say buh-bye to calluses by using a pumice stone regularly in your shower. This will be key in preparing you for all summer long toe exposure. Your feet will thank you! (Sallys $2.99)

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Dominican Republic Part III

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Am I being slow or what with these vacay pictures?!? Don’t judge me please.

Something about this heat is making me super lazy.  I’m in a complete heated rut.

This was certainly one of my favorite days in the Dominican Republic.  Just look at this hotel! It’s called the Peninsula House and one of our most treasured destinations in Las Terrenas.  When my husband and I started dating this was one of the first trips we took and we stayed at this hotel and had the most unforgettable time.  He always says that this is where he fell in love with me.  Ahhhh, so sappy today.

While we didn’t stay there this time, we made sure we went for dinner.  The design of the hotel is very much like a home, in fact the French owners live on the property, so the experience is very intimate and cozy.  The hotel only has 6 rooms, all with a magnificent view.  The food is de-li-cious and worth experiencing even if you don’t stay there.

About my outfit– these shorts are old from Club Monaco, but definitely a favorite. My off the shoulder top is from Zara and it’s sold out. Here are some cute similar versions I love: click here, here and here.  These Sandals have been my go to of the summer from Rebecca Minkoff, so comfy. Sunnies are TopShop, also love the flamingo version here.

Huge thanks to my bestie Cat for taking these pics.

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¿Estoy super lenta con las fotos de mis vacaciones o que?!? No me juzguen por favor.

Algo sobre este calor me tiene mega vaga. Estoy como una tortuga de lenta.

Este fue sin duda uno de mis días favoritos en la República Dominicana. Basta con mirar las fotos de este hotel! Se llama Península House y es uno de nuestros destinos más preciados en Las Terrenas. Cuando mi marido y yo empezamos a salir este fue uno de los primeros viajes que hicimos y nos alojamos en este hotel y fue de lo más inolvidable. Él siempre dice que aquí es donde él se enamoró de mí. Ahhhh, que cursi estoy hoy.

Mientras no nos quedamos allí esta vez, nos aseguramos de ir a cenar. El diseño del hotel es muy parecido a un hogar, de hecho, los propietarios franceses viven en la propiedad, por lo que la experiencia es muy íntima y acogedora. El hotel sólo tiene 6 habitaciones, todas con una vista magnífica. La comida es de-li-ciosa y vale la pena experimentar si usted no te quedas ahí.

Acerca de mi outfit– estos pantalones cortos son viejos de Club de Mónaco, pero sin duda uno de mis favoritos. La camisa es de Zara. Sandalias han sido mis “quita y pon” del verano y son de Rebecca Minkoff.

Muchísimas gracias a mi mejor amiga Cat para tomar estas fotos.

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NY Is On Fiyah!

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I write this post as I melt.  I kid you not, every time I step outside I feel like my skin is being  set on fire.  As promised, I will not complain about hot weather after the sick winter we had.  I’m a happy girl and will soak up this sunshine for as long as I can in the shortest of shorts and tiny tops.  But wait, it’s not just the heat, it’s the humidity that makes your hair look like it hates you, it’s the sweat between your thighs, ugh– okay, you get the picture.  No more graphic deets.  Promise.

These little ensemble is from TopShop, get shorts here and top here.  My bag is from Target, have not stopped wearing it. Get bag here.  And my sling back mules are Shoedazzle, still available here.

Stay hydrated my beautiful people and happy summer! Xo

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Olive Is The New Neutral by #targetstyle


This post is sponsored by Target.

Summer is in full swing, ladies and a few gents, and I’m soaking up every bit of this glorious sunshine.  Something about this heat makes getting dressed very easy, no over thinking but a great time to experiment and reinvent your look with trends that may be intimidating.  Enter olive green everything.  Forget what you’ve heard about utilitarian pieces; olive green is the new (and most FUN) neutral.  For some it may feel like a difficult style to pull off, but as you’ll see, there’s nothing masculine about the many looks you can create when you integrate this color into your wardrobe.  Best part is that this military inspired trend is here to stay and it’s the perfect transition piece for fall. I couldn’t keep my hands off this olive vest, my head was spinning just thinking of the many ways I could wear it now and later.  Here’s the now, but stay tuned to see this piece remixed later.  I suspect this will be part of my new go to uniform.

Shop Look 1: Olive Vest | Hi Rise Shorts | Shirt  | Sandals Posh Studio

Shop Look 2: Olive Vest | Top Equipment | Jeans Old Navy Old |Fringe Bag Target | Sandals ShoeDazzle

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El verano está en pleno apogeo, señoras y señores!  Es el tiempo perfecto para arriesgarse un poco y experimentar con tendencias que parezcan tener un aspecto mas masculina que femenina.  Un buen ejemplo son las piezas estilo militares en color oliva que siempre me han llamado la atención.  En mi opinion esta chaqueta sin mangas es una pieza neutral que puede ser combinada y usada de diferentes estilos. Me uni a mis amigos de Target para crear dos propuestas diferentes con la misma pieza y que les van los dos looks.

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Find your style @Targetstyle.

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Dominican Republic Vacay- Part II

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IMG_3800-670 More vacay pics! My God, writing this post really makes me miss being in the Dominican Republic.  The pool looks so desirable right now as I’m surrounded by this concrete jungle that is NYC.  We spent the last leg of our trip in Casa De Campo at my friend’s magnificent villa; just look at this pool facing the golf course!  I’d be lying if I said my wardrobe consisted of anything other than shorts on this trip.  Well, maybe a dress here and there.  I stocked up on shorts and embroidered tops for this trip; this ensemble was under $30 from Forever21.  The sandals are a classic style from Schutz. Happy week!

Shop My Look: 

Embroidered Top, also LOVE this one | Shorts love these and these | Sandals Schutz, similar here

 

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Chambray For Days

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The heat is on! And there’s no better way to beat the heat in style than with chambray. I can’t get enough of this versatile, attention grabbing trend. You would think that a classic fabric like this one would fly under the radar, but not so much. It is everywhere and I can totally see why. It makes for the most comfortable wear that looks completely effortlessly chic. It’s also a neutral so can be paired with any accessory or shoe style, dressed up or down. Here I went for a casual look perfect to run errands. Throw on a pair of wedges for brunch al fresco. Or a pair of high heel sandals for a night out with the gals.

This chambray dress is about to scream because I have taken it for way too many spins and we haven’t made it to July. Take a look. Who doesn’t want ultra soft, individually dyed chambray? You can’t blame me!

Shop My Look: 

Bella Dahl Shirt Dress | Sandals Target | Sunnies TopShop

Bueno llegó el verano! Y no hay mejor manera de combatir el calor que con telas ligeras como esta suavecita estilo chambray.  Ya se han dado cuento por mi Instagram que no he dejado de ponerme este vestido super versátil y cómodo de la linea Bella Dahl.  Piezas con esta tela esta en todas partes y puedo ver totalmente por qué.  Aparte de ser cómodo es fácil de combinar. Aqui lo llevo para una propuesta casual para el día, pero igual te lo puedes poner con tacones para una salidita de noche.

 

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An Evening with HBO Latino | El Negocio

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Well happy hump day everyone! If you follow me on Instagram and Snapchat, you know that I attended an intimate dinner with HBO Latino to celebrate their hit show coming back for season 2, El Negocio.  Now, I confess I started binge watching season 1 a few weeks ago and it’s my new guilty pleasure.  Last night a select group of bloggers and influencers were treated to cocktails and pampering pre dinner at the Tribeca Rooftop.  The theme of the evening was “secreto profesional” (professional secret).  Once seated for dinner, we were greeted by our host, the hilarious Perez Hilton who had us in stitches as he revealed details about every job he got fired from.  He also got some of the ladies to open up about their most intimate secrets that have lead them to success, both professionally and personally.  Let’s just say some of the ladies were unexpectedly honest.  OMG.  My jaw dropped a few times.

The best part of attending events like this one is running into all of the fabulous ladies I love.  The event had an awesome photographer who took these great pictures of us in the advertising setting.  How official do these photos look? I posted it on Facebook and people were congratulating me for making it on the show.  Talk about a laugh out loud moment.

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We were also treated to a sneak peek of season 2.  Now I don’t want to spill any secrets so if you haven’t watched season 1, now is the time to start binge watching and get caught up just in time for season 2 this Friday July 10th at 10pm.

I have actually partnered with HBO Latino and El Negocio for a fun giveaway.  All you need to do is leave a comment below or any of my social media handles (Facebook, Twitter or Instagram @fabulatina) revealing a #secretoprofesional, share a secret that has helped you get ahead professionally.  Four people will be chosen and will win (1) $20 Visa Gift Card and branded El Negocio post it notes.  Sweeps ends July 9th at 11:59pm EST.  Winner will be announced here on the blog on Friday July 10th.

Lastly! Let’s talk about my dress! Only $80 on ASOS.com. It also comes in navy blue, which is very pretty I must say.

Shop My Dress by clicking here –>> Dress ASOS

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Dress Up Your Shorts! As Seen on The Outfit.com

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JJZ73958 Sometimes we just need a burst of color!  And summer is the perfect time to play with brights and colors that instantly make you smile.  From bright yellows like this one to neon pink, channel your inner rainbow and put all solid black items in the back of your closet.  That’s an order.  (I’m trying, I really am!).

And since it’s finally heating up, I’ve officially retired my jeans and only plan to wear dresses and shorts for the rest of the season.  Shorts are my go to and there are so many ways to style them, whether you’re going for a casual look with flats or dressing up your shorts with killer heels and a blousy button down like the one I’m wearing here.  Let this look take you to cocktails with the gals or dinner al fresco.  It’s chic, comfortable and will keep you feeling and looking cool.  Summer up!

Shop My Look: 

Top J.Crew old | Shorts Club Monaco old | Sandals ShoeDazzle | Sunnies TopShop 

A veces necesitamos un poco de color en nuestras vidas! Y el verano es el momento perfecto para jugar con piezas de color. Desde amarillos como este y tonos rosados neón– el punto es guardar todo lo negro.  Ven que lo estoy intentando?  Aparte no he dejado de ponerme pantalones cortos desde que empezó a cambiar el clima.  Aquí me los combino con unas sandalias altas, perfectas para darle a esta propuesta un look perfecto para una noche al aire libre.

 

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