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16 Jul

I was invited to the Hudson New York Hotel for Vive Mejor Social Hour for an evening of pampering and scrumptious recipes with Celebrity Beauty Expert and Hairstylist Mario Anton and former Real Housewives of Miami and Celebrity Chef Ana Quincoces.

My friends and I walked into a beautiful penthouse filled with beauty and food products, cupcakes, amazing appetizers, drinks, a DJ spinning great tunes, beauty station, manicure station, and a roof deck where you could take gorgeous pictures.

I immediately went for a cupcake then proceeded to the beauty station to see the gorgeous hairstyles that Mario Anton was creating on guests throughout the night. Easy to do and beautiful hairstyles for every occasion. Beauty product full size samples were available for guests to take home and we were given a bag to stock up in the goodies. Food product samples were also given so we could try the amazing recipes that Ana Quincoces created when she demonstrated how to make quick appetizers using Knorr products. Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Ragu spaghetti sauce my favorite was also given out. Beauty products were from a Dove, Suave, TRESemme, Ponds, Caress and Clear. Everything from lotion, shampoos, conditioner, BB Cream, soap and body wash.

We danced the night away and it turned out to be a beautiful evening because it rained earlier but the skies cleared up and we had a ball. Any event with beauty products, music, food, drinks, and swag you already know it’s gonna be a night to remember. We didn’t want to leave. Lol.

Vive Mejor encourages Latinas to rethink their food, beauty and lifestyle routines to make them better. Check out their site here: for inspirational ideas to help you live better!

I can’t wait fir the next event. I could do this every month.


















Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given swag. Opinions are 100% mine.

Giveaway: I am giving one of my readers a gift basket including items from TRESemmé, POND’s, Dove, Caress and Suave.

Mandatory entries:
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Leave a comment below telling me which product you want to try most and why.
Good luck! Giveaway ends July 30,2014.
Winner will be announced on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.


23 Jun

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®

Allergies, allergies, allergies oh my!!! Let me just start by saying I am not a fan of allergies at all. Don’t get me wrong, I love Spring, seeing the flowers bloom, trees get their leaves and weather get warmer but I know that just means my allergies is about to do a number on me. I suffer from watery eyes, red nose and sneezing like there’s no tomorrow. I don’t like hearing the weatherman say the pollen count is high especially when I know I have to go outside because I know my eyes will be itchy and watery and my sneezing will last all day followed by the red nose. Time to hide behind the sunglasses is what I usually do. I love my sunglasses but I don’t keep them on indoors so now I’m walking around looking like I have a cold. Help!!! How can I walk outside and look normal again during allergy season. ZYRTEC® is an allergy medication that is used to treat allergy symptoms.
When it comes to beauty, the makers of ZYRTEC® have enlisted celebrity makeup artist Jamie Greenberg to help women look and feel their best despite their allergies through a series of beauty tips. Jamie has created six makeup “looks” perfect for allergy sufferers trying to look their best.

I love the “Hollywood Siren” look she created for those who suffer from watery eyes. It allows for less makeup on the eyes and draws focus to your other fabulous features. A bold, red lip coupled with a contoured face will have you go from ALLERGY FACE® to Hollywood Glam in no time.

I’ve been trying out different bold lips and it’s been working. The focus to my lips is hiding my watery eyes. Great tip!! I’ve also been relying and stocking up on ZYRTEC® every allergy season to control me and my kids allergies. They suffer like me so ZYRTEC® comes in handy every year. ZYRTEC® has our allergies under control and these great beauty tips from Jamie Greenberg have me enjoying nature outdoors minus the watery eyes and red nose.


For more beauty tips click on this link:

I also love the ZYRTEC® ALLERGYCAST App. It has been updated with Symptom Tracker to help you better understand and manage allergy symptoms. This app helps you log and track your pollen symptoms and awards you with charms along the way. Get pollen and weather forecasts together, to help you plan your day. This is great for me and my family.

What allergies do you suffer from? What are your cover ups to hide watery eyes or a red nose? Will you download the ZYRTEC® ALLERGYCAST App to help you manage your allergy symptoms? Which beauty tip will you try from Jamie Greenberg? Would love to hear your answers and/or see before and after pictures.

Check out ZYRTEC® website:
@JamieMakeup on Twitter




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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®.


21 Jun

When you hear the words Getting Gorgeous what comes to your mind? Well, for me I think of beauty, fun, friends, and lots of goodies. I get excited months in advance knowing that Vera and Audrey are working on a fabulous day for us bloggers to be spoiled and pampered. This year at the “Getting Gorgeous” event was just as fabulous as last years. You have to be there to know what I’m talking about. If you didn’t get a chance to attend I will share with you what I called a great day.

This year attendees got to be on the red carpet and be interviewed (pretend) by “Red Carpet Kids” an immersive event & experience company that allows children and adults the opportunity to step into the exciting world of being a celebrity. It was fun and they said I was a pro. I love the camera and paparazzi. Lol.

V05 treated the ladies to blow outs and hooked everyone up with shampoos, conditioners, hot oil treatments, mousse, hair spray and gel. Whatever you needed they had it all. You know I stocked up. It’s time for a hot oil treatment. I used the Silky Experiences Shea Cashmere and hubby said my hair smelled good. It was very soft and silky and it sure did smell good. I used it on my daughter’s hair too and she loved it. I also used the Perfect Hold Styling Mousse and the Anti Frizz & Shine Styling Cream. I loved the wash and mousse curly look. Got lots of compliments.

There were also foot massages and manicures for those who needed some pampering. I absolutely loved the manicure I received from Vanity Projects. They used Dior nail polish and I picked a gorgeous gray. That color and brand will be my favorite from now on. Don’t get me wrong I will try other colors but I am obsessed with that one. They also put a little bling on one of my nails.

Bali Intimates were giving bra fittings and showing their new line of bras and I must say that I was overdue for a fitting and found out I very been wearing the wrong size. How many of you know if you’re wearing the right size bra? I suggest you schedule a fitting as soon as possible. I loved all the bras they brought along and was able to choose one. The one I chose launches in July but it will be well worth the wait and in the right size might I add. I loved the texture, colors and styles. They were all comfortable. and didn’t dig in my shoulders, or fall off. Must start a new bra collection in my correct size with Bali Intimates. Thank you for the perfect bra Bali Intimates.

Voli Spirits owned by Pit Bull is a delicate blend of the finest multi-distilled wheat vodka, natural spring water and infused high quality natural flavors. Voli is an extra smooth vodka with a superb light finish. There are six different flavors. Tastes great!! Recipes for amazing drinks for your next party can be found on their website. I will be creating a special 4th of July cocktail on the blog so stay tuned for that.

Vitabath is always a pleasure to find at any event I go to. They always create these new amazing flavors that get me hooked every time. Loved smelling all the body wash and lotions and seeing my favorites. New scents included Asian Orchid & Coconut. Also ladies stock up on the Bloom Beach Blossom Collection. There is also the new Sweet Vanilla Amber fragrance. Mini gift packs are available for camp, teachers, birthdays, college, etc. I used to have a favorite but there’s too many I like so I can’t choose just one. I enjoyed my Vitabath today.

Designer Imposters and Body Fantasies brought along fabulous body sprays in all flavors and Calgon products as well. I loved the Hawaiian Ginger body wash and body cream and can’t wait to try the Epsom salt. Body Fantasies have their Signature Body Fantasies Vanilla Body Spray which is definitely something I will be stocking up on. Designer Imposters got me hooked on their Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture body spray. I can’t stop using it. I want to try them all.

Rexist360 is a power band where non-athletes/athletes can dramatically increases strength, speed and endurance. The band comedy’s in multiple grades with the ability to scale up and down while walking, running or training. It targets your abs, calves, glutes, lower back, hamstrings, quadriceps, hip flexors and hip adductors. I made sure I got one. I can even use it in the house when I’m doing different things.

Stop and Shop grocery store where you can shop online and have your groceries delivered to you. There’s a grilling contest going on now. It’s called. Master the Grill. They also have tours going on in their stores for the kids where they can learn about healthy eating. Check them out on Twitter.

Pampers products have been a favorite of mine since my first born in 1990. They came to Getting Gorgeous with their collection of Training Pants for boys and girls. If I could have carried more I would have for my cousin.

Summer Infant showed us their pop n play play pen that can be used indoors or out. Video monitors, strollers, bottles, clothing and treated us to cherry lemongrass or lemon basil shaved ice. I loved the cherry lemongrass which was very popular.

Romio offers praiseworthy neighborhood services recommended by friends and local experts. Need a recommendation? Just ask.

Whose Event will make your next party, wedding, or birthday memorable with their photo booths. They deliver fashion quality photos, custom social media integration, and photo booth innovations.

Passion Roses gave everyone a dozen of fresh roses on their way out. I picked pink roses.

In our swag bag there were other goodies from sponsors who weren’t in attendance like Born Free, Energems, Johnson’s Baby, Aveeno Baby, Block Island Organics, Probelle and Carmex.

Here are the list of sponsors on Twitter:

Thank you ladies for another amazing “Getting Gorgeous” event. Can’t wait till next year!! Check out @VeraSweeney and @AudreyMcClellan on Twitter.
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are totally mine all 100% of them. I did receive awesome swag from the sponsors.
















































TRAVEL TRENDS EVENT WITH @Momtrends #trendytravel

3 May

I don’t get away as much as I would like to but I made it my business to “Getaway with Momtrends” at Butterfly Studio on April 28th. I was invited to learn about the latest travel attire, take off tips, on the go gear, hairstyling tips, and family travel planning. This event was not to be missed.

I started with a dry hair styling session appointment. I never had a fishtail and always wanted one but my stylist took it up a notch. She made a high pony with the fishtail then wrapped it in a bun with pins. It looked great. It was off my neck and stayed in place the entire night. I still have to learn how to make a fishtail though.

Butterfly Studio hooked a lot of the bloggers up with cute hairstyles, and my favorite were the pony tails. I especially liked Nicole Feliciano’s pony.


Butterfly Studio showed all the tricks and easy to do hairstyles that’s great for everyday or when traveling. These styles looked like they took hours to do but were done in a few minutes. I know when the summer comes I like my hair off my face but also looking good in a bun or pony tail. Also using the right products to get volume and less frizz is important as well. They are located in the city and can be found at







Kim-Marie Evans taught me a lot about how to book vacations, who to book them with, and the most important how to get the most for your money. Who knew that booking group tours are actually more better than a vacation on your own. You get to do and see things that would never happen if you went on your own like dining with the locals in their homes, and maybe visiting an artist and taking home a piece of art directly from the artist. Check her out at


Britax always have the best baby gear and accessories for parents. I love their car seats and strollers. I love the colors of the strollers, and the cow print color of the car seat. They are releasing a new stroller called BOB revolutionary stroller. It has an expandable handle for those tall dads, and a handle brake which is awesome. I also love how it closes up in the push of a button. Wheels are sturdy enough even for the sand on the beach. The wheels also can be locked for jogging or unlocked to swivel when strolling around. Accessories are a must have for strollers and cars. Check out all the latest products at







Trunk was also in the house introducing their water-resistant swim backpack called PaddlePak that comes designed looking like sea creatures for the kids. Very lightweight and durable but can pack a lot. There’s one that looks like Nemo but it’s actually called Clown Fish Chuckles that I’m sure will be a huge hit. I loved Octopus Inky for my daughter and the Shark PaddlePak for my son which is larger than the other ones. The Whale and Shark are the larger PaddlePaks. Prices are $25 for the small and $30 for the large. For ages 2 and up these are great for camping, the beach, travel, parks, etc. Keeps thing from getting wet and parents won’t have to carry it because your kids won’t want to put it down.
They can be found at





Miraclesuit made sure they showed the ladies the must have swimwear and we got to enjoy a fashion show with cute sarongs, and bright color swimsuits. We don’t have to hide our figures because Miraclesuit makes us look 10 pounds lighter in 10 seconds no matter what size. They have one piece swimsuits, tankini tops, swim dresses, cover ups, and so on. I picked out a cute little number that I will be rocking this year on the beach. Head to and pick some up.







Adirondack Creamery was on board to treat us to their amazing farm fresh, local, all natural ice cream in amazing flavors like , Banana Chip, Kulfi-Pistachio Cardamom, and Caramel Apple. But those are just a few flavors they have. I loved it so much they hand delivered me ice cream to my door yesterday. I was so excited to share with my family. Anything all natural and farm fresh is supported in my house. A few of the stores you can purchase this from is Whole Foods, and Fairway Market. Also for the holidays they have Pumpkin Pie, and Egg Nog which I can’t wait to try. Here is the website to read all about their story and other flavors,















The night couldn’t have been better. Sponsors and gift bags were amazing. Thank you Nicole and Sherri for your fun and informative events. You ladies rock! Thank you to all the sponsors for your generous gifts.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I was given a hairstyling session and wonderful gift bag. Opinions are always my own.


3 Apr

“Mama always said, Life was like a box of chocolates.” “You never know what you’re going to get”, as (Tom Hanks) once put it in the movie Forrest Gump. I agree, and with Easter on the way no one knows what they are going to get, but I know what everyone wants. C-H-O-C-O-L-A-T-E!!!!! Easter just wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate candy, the Easter bunny, jelly beans, or a scavenger hunt but I’ve got even more things to add to the list for your Easter basket.

When I was invited to the HERSHEY’S Easter Blogger Event given by The Licensing Company I knew I was going to be in for a chocolate treat but what I’m about to share with you will make you stop what you’re doing and re-arrange your Easter gift baskets if you’ve already started working on them. You are going to want to add more to it.

Have you ever received or given your child an Easter basket filled with HERSHEY’S flavored lip balms? How about JOLLY RANCHER nail polish or pink BUBBLE YUM LIP GLOSS? Sounds yummy right? Well now you can kick your Easter baskets up a notch and show your kids there’s more ways to be creative and have the neighbors kids saying “Where did you get your basket?” Did you know HERSHEY’s even have woven accessories? What about throwing in a headband made from HERSHEY’s wrappers? They even have wallets, bracelets, and key chains. You can get these items in your favorite brands like REESE’S, HERSHEY’S KISSES, WHOPPERS, ALMOND JOY, etc, etc. I don’t know about you but I love arm candy and a cute headband.

Your Easter basket will be the talk of the parade. You can also throw in your favorite HERSHEY’S t-shirt. Whatever HERSHEY’s brand you like you can now wear it in style. Why stop there? Grab a sweatshirt, or sleepwear too. HERSHEY’s is doing big things and want you to be comfortable.

If you could have saw the look on my face when I saw the headphones that HERSHEY’S branded. Take your pick from earbuds, mini speakers, even DJ-styled headphones from Twizzlers, Jolly Ranchers, Bubble Yum, Reese’s, etc, etc. Throw these in your basket as well and your Easter basket will thank you.

Growing up I really didn’t want to play with dolls, so I asked my father to buy me a train set. I got my train set and was very happy. To this day when I see a train set I just want to play all day with it. Well, if you thought I was amazed when I saw the headphones I was even more in shock when I saw the HERSHEY’s branded model trains, and toy train sets. I wanted to take it home at that very moment but I left it for the other guests to look at. Trains come in HERSHEY’S brands such as Hershey’s Kisses, Milk Duds, Mr Goodbar, and more just to name a few. They have Bubble Yum tank cars, to Ice Breakers Hoppers. The Little Lines HERSHEY’S Train Playset is a great gift for your little one. I know if I would have gotten this in my Easter basket I would be the happiest girl in the world.

HERSHEY’S is stuffing your Easter baskets full of goodies from health & beauty, to accessories, clothing, electronics, and toys. Make Easter better than it was before and incorporate all these wonderful items in your basket. Also, remember these products can be given all year around. What are you waiting for? Let the shopping begin!!

I also have a great DIY craft project for parents and their little bunny hoppers to work on. It’s called “Easter Critter Cups.” My kids and I love arts and craft projects and this looks like a fun craft. Here’s what you will need to get you started.

5 oz plastic cups
Pipe cleaner or chenille stems
Craft foam – Pink, white and orange
Wire cutters
Low temperature hot glue gun and glue sticks
Wiggle eyes
Black magic marker
Yellow feathers
Construction paper – yellow and white
Easter grass
A variety of HERSHEY’S Easter chocolates and candies


1. Using the template cut out the construction paper and wrap it around the cup. Secure the construction paper ends together with tape.
2. To make the handle, use the wire cutters to cut a pipe cleaner (chenille stem). Then with the glue gun, glue each end of the pipe cleaner to the inside of the cup. Let dry.
3. For the bunny, use the white craft foam to cut out two separate ear shapes. Then use the pink foam to cut out the inner ear – mimic the shape of the larger white ear, but size it down slightly. With the glue gun attach the pink foam onto the white foam and then glue the ears to the inside front of the cup. To create whiskers, take the wire cutters and cut a pipe cleaner into two equal pieces. Twist the whiskers into the desired shape and glue to the front of the cup. Let dry.
4. For the duck, take the orange craft foam and cut out an oval shape to create a beak. Fold the craft foam in half and with the glue gun attach the beak at the fold to the front of the cup. For the feet, cut out a u- shape and on the straight side cut out little triangle pieces to create the toes, (four toes for each foot). Glue the feet to the bottom of the cup. Let dry.
5. Glue two wiggle eyes to the front of the cup near center.
6. For the bunny, glue a pompom below the eyes for a nose and use the magic marker to draw the mouth and teeth.
7. For the duckling glue yellow feathers to each side of the cup.
8. Let it dry completely.
9. Put a little Easter grass in each cup and fill with HERSHEY’S Easter chocolates and candies.

You can also go on the website and check out other craft ideas.

Retailers for Hershey’s health & beauty products can be found at:
Walmart, Target, Claire’s, Big Lots, Dollar Tree, etc
Est. retail price: $3.50- $12.50

Retailers for woven accessories are:
Kohl’s, TJ Maxx, Shoe Show, and accessory boutiques nationwide.
Est. retail price: $9.99- $20.00

Retailers for clothing:
Walmart, Fred Meyers, Burlington Coat Factory, Walgreen’s, etc.
Est. retail price: $9.99- $20.00

Retailers for electronics:
Walmart, Walgreens, TJ Maxx, Toys R Us, Best Buy, ITS SUGAR, Ross
Est. retail price $7.99

Retailers for toys:
Est. retail price: $54.99 per train set item, $74.95 for Little Lines Playset

I love all types of chocolate. What’s your favorite chocolate? What accessory would you like in your Easter basket? What would your little ones’s love added to their basket or scavenger hunt? Leave me a comment.

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. These are my own words 100% all the time. I was given a gift bag of swag.






















#SummerDreaming in January Spa Day with @themoms #spa #travel #vacation #resort

27 Jan

The moms Denise and Melissa (@themoms) have been keeping me on my toes traveling to different events this month and I’ve been enjoying every single one. I recently had the pleasure of experiencing their #summerdreaming spa day for moms. It was just what I needed with the weather that we were having I knew this was where I wanted to be. Come on, who’s gonna pass up a free mani and pedi, breakfast, and a chance at winning a free unlimited- luxury tropical vacation at one of the resorts? Not me.

The ladies at Salon Today were fabulous. They hooked my mani and pedi up just right and I can honestly say it still looks good. I went for a dark color on my toes and light for my nails. The catered breakfast was delicious. It’s always great when you get to see your friends and spend time with them. The moms Denise and Melissa are always a pleasure to hang out with that’s why I love attending their events. It’s as if we’ve known each other for years. Well it’s getting there. Lol.

Dream Resorts provide exclusive promotions for your vacation. They make sure your trip to luxurious 5 star resorts in Mexico will be affordable. They can save you as much as 75% on your next vacation, and work directly with the resorts. Check them out on Twitter @dreamresorts

Now Resorts and Spas offer luxury and comfort with amenities and activities for your family in Mexico and the Caribbean. They are all about family which I love very much because I have a big family. Parents who need a little alone time kids ages 3-12 can go to the “Explorer’s Club.” The club is completely supervised by American Red Cross certified staff and is included in your Unlimited Luxury experience. Your kids will have a ball. Parents are given a pager to keep in touch with their kids and cell phones are also provided. Plenty of activities that are exciting and educational. Follow them on Twitter @nowresorts

My family has never been to the Caribbean or on any vacation yet. Trust me my kids ask everyday. I’m trying to get them somewhere this year. I’m currently not working so it’s a little harder but God’s willing we will try and I will pray. No this is not a pity post but if someone out there in vacation land want to hook us up everything included we will pack today.

Enjoy everyday with your kids because time is precious and memories are important. Kids grow up so fast. Take plenty of pictures and video. SMILE!!!!

Disclosure: I was not paid for this post but I did receive a mani and pedi and a pashmina scarf and spa goodies to take home. These opinions are 100% my own.

Enjoy the pics!













16 Dec

Ya viene un Año Nuevo and whether you’re attending a party with your friends or an intimate dinner with your familia, Target wants you to look your absolute best!

Latinas go all out when dressing up for holiday events, especially New Year’s Eve – we want a look that is elegant, whimsical, and with a lot of sparkle. To help my readers and I achieve a glamorous look this Año Nuevo, Target identified the season’s hottest trends, including:

· A chic coat/sweater

· Injecting color into your look

· Adding sparkle

Target’s Holiday Style Trends –

· Apparel Must-Haves

o A must-have is a chic coat and sweater! Different knits and styles, metallic detailing, and the mixing of textures like faux leather and tweed are a la moda.

o Black and white colors are very popular this season. But don’t stop there. Inject some color into your look by incorporating popular jewel tones – emerald, sapphire and ruby.

o There isn’t a time of year when sparkle is more appropriate than during the holidays! Incorporate cool silvers and rich golds, whether it is a metallic dress, cute blazer or metallic scarf with sequin embellishments.

o Incorporate key trends such as mixing textures, jewel-tone colors, chic outerwear and metallic embellishments into their apparel and accessories.

· Shinny Accessories

o Add metallic heels and handbags, as well as other eye-catching accessories to your shopping list.

o Bejeweled collars, studded shoes, crystal embellished heels or chandelier earrings and an armful of bangles keep your look simple and have fun piling on the bling.

· Bold Make-up

o Sport a bold red lip-gloss, shimmery shadow, and lots of mascara for a sophisticated look that’s quick and simple to put-on.

o Bring out your eyes by adding shimmery metallic shadow on the inner corners of your eyes.

o Your nails complete the look! This New Year’s add glitz to your nails with metallic and/or glitter infused nail polish.

Tendencias de moda para las fiestas de fin de año de Target-

· Ropa indispensable

o Un abrigo chic y un suéter son indispensables esta temporada! De diferentes tejidos o con detalles metálicos, así como combinando distintas texturas a la moda, tales como cuero o tweed está muy de moda.

o Los colores blanco y negro son muy populares esta temporada, Pero no te detengas ahí, agrega color a tu look incorporando tonos intensos como el Esmeralda, safiro y ruby.

o No hay una mejor época del año para lucir brillo que durante las fiestas de fin de año! Incorpora tonos plateados y dorados, ya sea en un vestido metálico, una chaqueta cute o una bufanda con lentejuelas.

o Tambien puedes combinar tanto en tu ropa como accesorios, las tendencias más hot para las fiestas, tales como diferentes texturas, colores intensos, chaquetas y abrigos chic y adornos metálicos.

· Accessorios Brillantes

o Usa tacones metálicos, carteras, así como también otros accesorios que llamen la atención a tu lista de compras.

o Collares con piedras preciosas, zapatos con toques metálicos, tacones con adornos de cristal o pendientes llamativos y brasaletes, serán perfectos para mantener tu look simple pero divertido.

· Maquillaje Atrevido

o Usa un atrevido lapis de labios rojo, sombras de ojos brillantes y mucha mascara para tener un look sofisticado que es sencillo de conseguir.

o Resalta tus ojos agregando sombras de ojos metálicas en la parte interna del lagrimal.

o Tus uñas completan el look! Este Año Nuevo agrega brillo a tus uñas con esmalte metálico o con glitter.



30 Nov

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Code: FRAG



26 Nov

With fall upon us, Latina fashionistas are not only thinking of rotating their wardrobe, but also their makeup. Target makes it fun and affordable to meet your makeup match this season by offering guests prestige beauty lines like Pixi by Petra Strand and NP Set by Napoleon Perdis, collections exclusive to Target.

Below are trends and tips compiled by renowned makeup artists Petra and Napoleon that are sure to inspire readers to wear a new look – whether it be a bold lip, smoky eye or a flawless complexion.

Savvy Fall Beauty Tips

Trend #1: A Bold Lip

Latinas “atrevense”… try a new color for fall! Applying lipstick can always serve as an image adjustment, especially when playing around with bright colors for a quick pick me up. This season Target’s NP Set of Lipstick Brights ($12 each) can help you achieve a deep, bold lip color that isn’t quite vampy or classic red but more of a youthful and sophisticated berry pout.

For fairer skin tones: wine and burgundy
For medium skin tones: deep scarlet and cranberry
For deeper skin tones: mulberry and blackberry

How To Prep:
Before you start a deep lip, always conceal your lip line first to even out any uneven lip pigment, ensuring you will always get the cleanest lip look possible.
Line lips first and last when working with dark shades. By lining the lips first, you establish the boundaries before saturating them with intense color.
Dark colors can make the lips appear smaller, so for those women who want to remain on-trend without losing the voluptuous pout, simply dab some gloss on the center of the bottom lip to reflect light and give the appearance of fuller lips.

Trend #2: A Smoky Eye

The mysterious smoky eye women strive to achieve shouldn’t be such a mystery! “Caso resuelto”! Target’s Pixi Endless Silky Eye Pen Kit ($25) is a great beauty find – with four pens it’s easy and inexpensive to create a unique smoky eye to compliment your fall wardrobe. It is all about knowing your face, and the shades it would compliment.

For Brown Eyes: Anthracite grey is a very easy shade to create a beautiful smoky eye. It works best as a base color to then enhance it with a real high definition color like teal, peacock blue, emerald and garnet.
For Blue Eyes: A smoky bronze looks sophisticated and is very easy to wear, even as a foray into a darker smoky eye.
For Green Eyes: Smoky purple also compliments most eye colors but particularly makes green eyes “pop.”

How to Prep:
If using a vibrant powder, sketch out your smoky eye and use the bright powder on the center of the lid and blend it down with a “polishing” movement to essentially blend the color into the lid or as a liner.
Use the vibrant shade first across the whole of the lid.
Blend with a small-headed brush to graduate the effect with the intensity of pigment close to the lash line, fading as it goes up the lid.
To finish up, simply smoke it up with the grey so you get a seamless, colorful smoky look.
Apply another little bit of smoky shade on the outer corner of the eye for extra sassiness.
Brighten and lighten or line and define your eyes with the Pixi Crayon Combo ($18 each) in Wide Awake, Super Natural and Softly Smoky.
A flawless base goes best with smoky eyes. Two coats of mascara will define the eyes, and contouring the face with a subtle sweep of blush will pronounce the cheekbones.

Trend #3: A Flawless Complexion

Look “bella” in your skin! The perfect canvas for fall fashion makeup calls for a neutral palette, which is flattering for most women and is not intimidating to work with. Glowing, youthful skin teamed with flushed cheeks, strong brows and messy up-dos make for an alluring combination of sweet and sexy.

How to Prep:
Embrace the prime of your life! Primer really is the essential component in creating a perfect complexion. For that healthy glow, use a quarter-sized amount of NP Set Calming Pre-Foundation Primer ($29) that has ingredients like aloe, cucumber and peppermint extract to help reduce redness.
Apply foundation sparingly. Instead of applying to your entire face, only target the heart-shaped area of the face: below the forehead, around the eyes and down to the chin so that it blends out to nothing and leaves no demarcation.
Finish up with a dusting of NP Set Pasarela Powder Foundation ($25.50) to set your make-up.
Customize your shade of concealer. Use a mix of additional flesh toned hues to correct under eye puffiness and other uneven areas.
Give your complexion the healthy attention it deserves with a Pixi Perfection Palette ($28) that compartmentalizes into several tints to suit your eyes, cheeks and face.
Don’t forget to blush! Even after a late night on the town, blush will liven your features. Just dab on cheeks and even eyelids. Blush instantly brightens your complexion and gives you a visual lift.

Target offers a variety of exclusive cosmetics, hair care and personal care brands at a great price – making it a true destination for the best beauty offerings.

I was given an assortment of Target-exclusive Pixi and NP Set beauty products to review. I love the lipstick in color Noosa. I took pictures below how it looks on my lips. Love this color for Fall. I will be trying out a variety of products to come. Check out Target for all your makeup needs. These opinions are 100% mine.










15 Nov

I had the privilege of being invited to Target’s Holiday House Party on November 12th down on Lafayette Street. It was absolutely the most amazing house. I’ve walked past this place plenty of times and never knew that it looked so gorgeous inside and has a swimming pool as well. Can you say Fabo? I’m moving in!!!

I got to take a sneak peek of Target’s Pinterest based collaboration with Premier Party Planner David Stark. Their exclusive holiday offerings included fashion, beauty, home decor, and groceries.
Everything looked so classy and expensive but with Target’s great prices you can get so much at next to nothing. The tables were beautifully decorated for your holiday parties. Gold, black, and silver dinner plates, candles, and silverware looked amazing on the dinner table. There was also a red , white, and plaid dinner set that looked great on the table and gave off a that Target signature look. From decorations, to bed spreads, clothing, and even groceries Target offers so much you don’t have to go store to store to do your shopping. Target makes it easy to find everything you need at incredible prices and your house will look like you spent a fortune and took days to decorate but you will still have money left in your pockets for a mani and pedi.

Archer Farm Is an exclusive brand owned by Target and sells high quality delicious food from frozen pizza, trail mix, appetizers, etc at affordable prices. We sampled amazing appetizers throughout the night like Hummus Flatbread used with Archer Farms Roasted Red Pepper Hummus, Mango Curry Dipping Sauce made with Archer Farms Mango Curry Grilling Sauce, and we also had lots of other yummy foods like Shrimp with Cilantro Lime a Dipping Sauce, etc, lots of candy to take home, and Vodka Sparkler on Rock Candy. I will put some recipes below.

There was also a collection of makeup available to try out. The line is called Pixi and I’m already in love with the lip gloss. Can’t wait to try the entire collection. Polaroid also has a great camera that prints out small pictures that are super fun. Great for a night out on the town. Love the red color. That’s on my wish list. Well everything I saw is on my wish list. Lol.

The home decor should be in everyone’s home with the beautiful turquoise and silver from throw pillows, chairs, and ornaments. I love plaid shirts so I was glad to see their collection of that and of course the shoes, and boots were on point. There was also a turquoise vest that was very nice as well. I definitely have to step up on purchasing more bed sheets, blankets, and comforters. There were sheets with snowflakes, stripes, and plaid. I loved them all and need them all. I have 5 beds that I would have to purchase for. That’s a lot but with Target I know I can can great deals.

There are so many varieties of great gifts to give. There was a frame made with chocolate coin candies put inside. How fun is that? You can also give a hot sauce collection as a gift to someone who loves cooking. I definitely have to score one of those bad boys. I love heat!!

I had a great time and even met a woman that knew me from elementary school. She even lives in my neighborhood, and has a blog too. What a small world. I still can’t believe she remembers me. She said I still look the same that I never aged. What a compliment! Thanks!

Get to your nearest Target now or shop online!!
This was #MyKindOfHoliday @TargetStyle
Enjoy the pics!