Classic Valentine’s Day Makeup

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The title says itself: CLASSIC! Red lips, Gold eyes, Long Lashes and Winged Eyeliner. This valentines day makeup is a sum up of what all the girls want to look like on valentines day.  I have a similar look from last year: Valentine’s Day Makeup, I will always  suggest red lips on valentine’s specially for those girls that never wear one. Using a red lipstick, would cause so much impact on your date because is something you don’t usually do, red lipsticks are just sexy!

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Face:

Mac Foundation SPF 15 9.5
Mac Foundation SPF 15 #10 for contouring
Mac Pro Long-wear Concealer NW45
Mac Studio Fix Powder NW50
Nars Exibit A
Gold Deposit

Lips:
Nars Velvet Matte Pencil “Cruella”
NYX Butter Gloss “Devil’s Food Cake”

Eyes:
NYX Pigment Ultra Pearl
Blush Raizim
Inglot Gel Liner #77
KoKo Lashes, Soho

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil in Ebony

Smokey Eyes Makeup Look

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As I mentioned on my instagram post Smokey Eyes are the ultimate eyes makeup look. Seductive, attractive and suits every woman perfectly, and you couldnt have a better option for valentine’s day. Instead of a bold lip like on the previous post, now the main focus is on the eyes. What I like the most about smokey eyes is how it enhance the beauty of eyes; its shape, color and the look it gives.  I am thinking about having an Smokey Eyes 101, because I have so much things to talk, but better than words pictures speak itselves. So check pictures and deets below.

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Face:

Mac Foundation SPF 15 9.5
Mac Foundation SPF 15 #10 for contouring
Mac Pro Long-wear Concealer NW45
Mac Studio Fix Powder NW50
Mac Blush “Raizim”
Lorac Tantalizer Highlither

Lips:
Mac Lipstick “Velvet Teddy”
Jordana Lip Pencil in Brow

Eyes:
The Balm Palette
Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil in Ebony

 

 

 

 

Simple Romantic Valentine’s Day Makeup

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Simple, romantic and charming. This makeup look would definitely be my suggestion for a daytime event, very easy to do and takes almost no effort. If you like beiges, pinks and nudes this look is for you, I have too previous post with looks similar to this one, check this Summer Makeup Look and this Valentine’s Look from last  year.

Details below and more pictures below.

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Face:

Mac Foundation SPF 15 9.5
Mac Foundation SPF 15 #10 for contouring
Mac Pro Long-wear Concealer NW45
Mac Studio Fix Powder NW50
Mac Blush “Raizim”
Lorac Tantalizer Highlither

Lips:
Mac Lipstick “Taupe”
Mac Lip Pencil “Chestnut”
Stila Lip Glaze

Eyes:
Elf Eyeshadow Pallete
Benefit They’re Real Mascara

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil in Ebony

Bold Valentine’s Day Makeup Look

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I know most women have a sutile preference for light tones like pinks beige nudes for valentine’s day, some of us aren’t daring enough when it comes to colors on special occasions like this, umm.. that was my opinion too about a month ago. I used to think that on valentine’s day you have to be as light as possible on the light because you gonna drink, eat, talk and a bold matte lippy would be a little bit embarrassing, but you know what? DARE YOURSELF! Use any kind of lipstick you want to, any color of any formula, dare to be yourself cuz’ you only live once. A purple matte would be trick for a dinner, of course; you are going to eat and drink, maybe kiss and the color is going to start to fade without you even noticing (more info about this lipstick check Raine Fever Review  here), but going to a dinner is not the only thing you do on valentine’s day, you might go to a night club, karaoke, dancing, for a walk, I think Raine fever is perfect.

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Face:

Mac Foundation SPF 15 9.5
Mac Foundation SPF 15 #10 for contouring
Mac Pro Long-wear Concealer NW45
Mac Studio Fix Powder NW50
Nars Blush Exibit A
Beauty Blender (Concealer)

Lips:
Coloured Raine “Raine Fever”

Eyes:
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Inglot Gel Liner #77

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Pencil in Ebony

Sirloin Tip Steak

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Any steak lovers out there? Im steak lover, fan.. I would eat meats everyday all day. Going to restaurants sometimes can be a little expensive, so why do not turn a $29 meal into a $5 homemade dish?

Here it is, last week I got this a few pieces of Sirloin Steak at Whole Foods Market, prepared on the weekend  and guess what? It was amazing.

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Sirloin Tip Steak
Black Pepper
Salt
Rosemary
Olive oil and Butter

Instructions: 1. Season the steak with salt and pepper 2. Heat the olive oil for about 4 minutes 3. Place the rosemary and seasoned steak on the pan, fry each side for 5 minutes (heat must be medium). 4. Pre-heat the oven in 180 degrees while the steak is frying. 5. Make sure you stir the steak onto the butter so it can get the rosemary flavor. 6. Here it is, normally you know a medium rare steak is ready when the steak reaches 140-145 degrees, I don’t have  a thermometer for meats to measure check if it is done or not, so my trick is to check the tenderness with my finger, the less tender more cooked. 7. After 10 minutes frying, put the meat into the oven for 6-8 minutes and then you have this flavorful medium well Sirloin Steak.

Enjoy!

Gift Ideas : Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s day is right on the corner and I know some of you don’t even know what to buy to your girl. Well, this is what  you are going to know right now. I’ve collected some of the products I haven’t opened or used yet, and came up with this brilliant idea: The Valentine’s Gift Box for Her.

The Valentine’s Gift Box for Her would include small things your girl like, you might put together 10 items (more on less, depending on the size of the box and your budget) this ten item have to be small (like candys, samples, nails polishes, pictures of you both of you, a ring, you might also include a book, all depends on you) is like a 10 in 1.

The red box you see on the picture, I bought last christmas on Walgreens, I don’t know if they still have it but it was the first time I saw it. On my box, that I am going to offer to myself I have 8 items:

Victorias Secret Spray
Nail Polish
Beauty Blender
Hair Bow
Mac Foundation
Sample  Benefit Primer
Bath Bomb
Pair of KoKo Lashes

Well this is my box, you can also create yours, and the best part is not going to be too expensive. This gift idea would be perfect for a guy too, put inside of a beautiful box things your boyfriend, fiancee, husband likes and you good to go.

Hope you enjoyed the idea,

Thanks for reading!

Planning 2015

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Having a good blog is all about planning ahead, I’ve researched a lot about having the most wonderful, inviting and creative blog ever and despite creativity and time, planning what you want is the best choice.  Last year I had a total of 38 post which I think is way to low for a self-hosted WordPress website, if you are investing on a website make sure yourself and followers with as much posts as you can.

For a Beauty and Lifestyle blog, being award of special dates like “Valentine’s Day” “Mardi Gras” “Easter” and so on is crucial. So I can plan ahead what do I want to do or post regarding that subject, it actually makes you more efficient and brings more traffic to your blog. I remember last year on Valentines day, I started planning it 3 weeks before valentine’s, I was having so much traffic and everything was going on track.

This year I got myself the simplest yet an amazing gift, a planner. Now, I know when everything is going to happen, so I start planning ahead which type of post regarding that subject I will be doing. When blogging, time is an important tool, the way you organize your time is going to determine your blog’s success, then, having either a planner  or a calendar is going to help a lot on your blog management and other part of your life.

Xx

Lemon Pepper Wings

DSC_2079 2Inspired by the famous Wingstop “Lemon Pepper Wings” I decided to recreate my own recipe of this flavorful, crispy, and delicious piece of heaven. This treat is so easy to do, so quick; It takes only a total of 30 minutes of your day to be completely done. The amount of wings you want to cook is your personal preference, and depending on the amount of wings you are going to the amount of seasoning you are going to add to it. This recipe is all about seasoning , this is what is going to give them their wonderful flavor, so.. down below I will list all the ingredients I’ve used, starting from the dries to the wet ingredients.

Ingredients:

Cayenne Pepper
Garlic Salt
Black Pepper
Lemon Pepper
Parsley
2 Lemon
Olive Oil
Vegetable Oil (To deep-fry)
Beer
Sea Salt

Prep: 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Mix all the powders inside of a bowl (Garlic Salt, Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper and lemon pepper), add lemon juice to the mixture, add olive oil, add beer little by little without overwhelming the lemon’s flavor because the citrusy is the most important part of dish. 3. Stir it up until it blends. 4. Chop the wings up (in case the joins are not cut already). 5. Add the chopped wings to the bowls and let it marinate while the oil is heating (Add enough oil to cover up the wings ). 6. Deep fry the wings for about 5 to 7 minutes. 7. After frying add back to the bowl with the blend. 8. Remove from the bowl, add to a clean pan or place on a cookie sheet and sprinkle lemon pepper to the fried wings. 9. Bake the wings for 10 min, on the low. 10. Wings are ready to eat, enjoy!

Review: Coloured Raine “Raine Fever”

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Recently I found this brand out called Coloured Raine, I am in love with every single product of them, and can’t wait to try them out. Although they have a lot of beautiful products, this one particularly caught my attention when I first saw an IG MUA wearing it. “Raine Fever” is currently my new obsession, this lip paint costed me $16, I’m really pleased with my purchase, and can’t wait to post a makeup look wearing it. I have tried it on myself, it just looks perfect, check pictures below.

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It comes on this package up there, is really easy to apply because of it’s applicator tip and liquidity. Raine Fever is a Deep Plum velvet liquid lip paint that dries matte, its pigmentation is amazing, from 0 to 10 I give it 100, yaaaas A HUNDRED, it stays on your lips for hours and for that reason is a little hard to remove. Its is also cruelty, paraben and gluten free, which means it is not tested on animals, is healthier and wouldn’t cause any bad reactions to you.

I fell in love when I accessed Coloured Raine’s instagram, I was amazed with all this makeup artists’ pictures, and I was like, I WANT ITTTTT, Well… I got it! The lip paint makes all skin colors, it matches perfectly on everyone, ahh Idont know what else I can say about it, see the pictures yourself!

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This is the only product I got from the brand, but I am also wait to try Berri Raine, Electric Raine, and Truffle Raine Matte Lip Paints, Arabian Night and Plum Fairy Gloss Pot, also they have a bunch of colorful, and awesome lipsticks that I want, so I’m gonna stop here because the list would be endless.

If you like dark lips, deep plum hues check this makeup look right here and some of this lipsticks on this post.

Thanks for reading,

Xx

New Orleans, Louisiana

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I am out of words to explain how this trip was, I haven’t had this much fun for a really long time, well, actually I had but there is something different about this city, that made me put it as the number one place on map to go. Despite Luanda, the city where I was born, New Orleans is my favorite city, I do not have any reasons to complain, or say that I dislike this or that because everything was just perfect; the clubs, the people, the weather, the food, music, and much more. We were about 12, and even though big groups always have their disagreements we could enjoy ourselves to the fullest. So lucky we didn’t have to spend much money with hotel and food because I stayed at my friend’s apartment, also, it was a road-trip, then we didn’t spend money on ticket either, but we compensated drinking and parting hard 2 days straight.

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The trip wasn’t on my plans at all, I thought I would stay home all thanks giving, but suddenly I put myself into this adventure which I will never forget. So, we left Tulsa-Houston, Houston- NewOrleans and vice versa. Check our crazy pictures below.

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The 5 pictures below are not mine, I found on the Bourbon St hashtag on instagram, but I loved them so much that I decided to share too.

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I am definitely coming back. First because I identified myself to the city, second because I didn’t explore the city too much, we spend more time at the famous “Bourbon St” and around the French Quarter, but there are many other things to do out there, like hiking, boat parties, romantic dates, etc.

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This last picture was just to give you an idea on how far we drove, 3 states in three days. It was exhausting but worth it.

See you soon NOLA!

Thanks for reading,

Xoxo