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My Miami Sephora Haul

February 24, 2016

Hi loves! So I went to Miami for a couple of days this month, super happy to see my family and friends, and I was more then ready to get some shopping done! I had a long list for Sephora, that I had to edit otherwise my husband would’ve not been a happy camper haha! There where a few things I had to get, like the Laura Mercier Secret brightening powder, which I have been using and its really nice, I’m really loving it! I also got the First Aid Beauty 5 in 1 eye cream, the verdict is still out for that one since it has only been a couple of days using it but it does feels nice and not heavy to wear under makeup at all. I purchased the latest HD concealer from Makeup Forever and I love it! Is not as hydrating as the Nars concealer, that is my holy grail {see blog post here about it}, but it does cover the under eye dark circles amazingly! I got a super cute nail polish color from the Sephora line named Trilling, it’s a must have, perfect white-grayish color, give it a try if you can.

I got a 100 points reward right away because, I didn’t want to save them until next time, and I picked the pink gel coat for the nails that I had always wanted to try, so perfect timing. I got my Sephora Birthday present and this year is a set from Fresh {Face cleanser and Rose mask, that I already tried and it left my skin super soft and nice}  so quite happy about that too! At Heathrow airport before heading to Miami, I got a few duty free items, that honestly next time I will get more stuff! They had everything there! There was a Jo Malone store where I purchased my fave scent from them, English Pear and Freesia and also I got the Lip maximizer from Dior… What should I get next? My list is starting for my next trip to Sephora! P.S. Stay tune for my pharmacy makeup haul next 😉

Until next time!

Love,

Paola

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Valentine’s day Gifts for Him

February 13, 2016

Sweatshirt/wallet/headphones

InEar Headphones/shaving kit/ cup {another option}

And now is the boys turn! I try to be creative and give something that makes sense to their loved one. My hubby loves the brand Vince and I found him this sweatshirt that’s perfect for any season, and the quality is amazing! How about a shaving kit from the Art of Shaving? Men tend to shave regularly right?  Well this is a bit of a fancy brand and the travel kit is a good intro to the brand without spending too much. Electronics are always a safe bet, headphones from Beats are super popular and an item that any man would love! A good wallet is a must, and this card holder wallet from Louis Vuitton in Damier Cobalt is perfect because is small and practical and oh so fancy, and just like the ladies, Gift cards! If not on a card holder, get a cool cup and put some in there, for maybe Starbucks, iTunes or Amazon. Most stores have them now, just go with the one he loves! Its practical and perfect for that last minute present, for when you want to help with a big purchase or when you just don’t know what to give. Anyways enjoy your day, and most important show that person you love that you care, and if the budget is limited, how about making him a nice candle lit dinner, as I said its all about showing your love! kisses and until next time!

Love,

Paola

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Y no pueden faltar para los chicos! A mi me gusta ser creativa con mis regalos y dar cosas que se que le van a gustar a la persona. A mi esposo le gusta mucho la marca Vince, y le compre este suéter que es ligero para que lo use en cualquier temporada, la marca es muy buena y de buena calidad. Un kit de la marca The Art of Shaving es buena idea, todos se rasuran no? o bueno la mayoría jaja y esta marca es super buena y mas sofisticada, pero con el kit de viaje no gastas mucho. Una buena billetera como esta de Louis Vuitton en Damier Cobalt es super nice y sofisticada, además de practica. Y al igual que con las chicas, tarjetas de regalo! Si no quieres hacerlo con un tarjetero, compra una taza y se la pones allí, puede ser de iTunes, Starbucks, Amazon… todas las tiendas las venden y así le das de la que mas le guste a el! Las gift cards son perfectas cuando no hayas que dar, o cuando el quiere hacer una compra grande  y así le ayudas, o cuando dejaste el shopping del regalo a ultima hora! No te olvides que lo mas importante, es demostrar tu amor por esa persona especial, y si el presupuesto esta super limitado… hazle una cenita cute! anyways, que te la pases genial! Besos y hasta la próxima!

Love,

Paola

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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Her

February 12, 2016

Sweatshirt/ Perfumelotion/wallet

Ring/Card Holder

I’m back! After a couple of interesting months, where a new job, graduation paper and family took my life, I’m now coming back to something I love and thats blogging! It’s all in the organisation and thats my main goal for 2016!!! But anyways, lets talk about Valentine’s day! I’ve been married for a while but you can never let the details go away, I put together a few options for presents that I think are girl “approved”.  A good wallet is always cool, or a cozy sweatshirt like this one from Wildfox. I really love jewellery and I have my eyes on this ring from Monica vinader, I don’t think she’s has much retail presence in the USA yet, but here in England she’s is one of the most popular.

I love Jo Malone, they are such a lovely perfumery and you can mix the scents too, this is one of my fave. I think we all love flowers, so its always a good cute idea especially as an add on present {or a just because detail!}. I would say go with something different than roses, no? like Peonies! And since I’m quite the practical person, I love gift cards, so why not get a cool card holder and put some gift cards on it and offer a day of shopping for her? I would love that! Even though my hubby is not big fan of shopping hahaha. Big kisses for all and until next time.

Love,

Paola

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Estoy de regreso!!! he pasado unos meses un tanto complicados, entre trabajo nuevo, mi paper de graduación y asuntos familiares, pero estoy de regreso porque escribir en el blog es algo que me apasiona, y todo esta en la organización! Mi meta para 2016! Pero bueno, el día de san valentin ya esta aquí, y les tengo algunas ideas para las chicas. Una buena cartera es siempre buena idea, o un top cute como este de la marca Wildfox, a mi me gusta mucho la joyería y le he puesto el ojo a este anillo de Monica Vinader, ella no tiene mucha presencia en USA pero aquí en Inglaterra es super popular.

Me encantan los perfumes de Jo Malone, y lo mas genial es que puedes mezclar los aromas, y este es mi favorito. Yo creo que a todas nos gustan las flores, y es un detalle lindo que puede ser un extra, pero yo digo que regala algo diferente a rosas, como estas Peonies! son lindas! Y la verdad yo soy bastante practica, por eso me parece que dar un tarjetero con unas tarjetas de regalo es super cool, y ofrecerle un día de shopping con ella! a mi me encantaría ese regalo, aunque a mi esposo no le gusta mucho el shopping pero ni modo hahaha. Besos y hasta la próxima!

love,

Paola

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December Must-Haves

December 13, 2015

So I’m running a bit behind on my wish list for December, but besides being Christmas it is also my Birthday month! I’m a Christmas baby! Like literally, My birthday is December 25th. I normally know by now what I want, but this year I keep changing my mind but here are some things that would make me really happy, wink wink! I’m obsess with Uggs right now, its so cold outside that I want every style possible, but I’ve eyeing this Ansley slippers for a while, they look so comfy and perfect for walking Valentino around. The Valentino ankle boots look amazing!! I love the style, looks so sexy and cool yet sophisticated, perfect to wear with pants or a skirt/dress and tights, Want!!! Everything is about the Christmas sweaters hahaha! But quite honestly I’m not too into that, but when I saw this one from Wildfox I loved it, the morning person Christmas sweater is my type of Christmas jumper, and has my birthday date so yes, sold!

I really want a Laptop case that I can use as a purse as well, so the Kate Spade stripe laptop bag looks super cute and perfect to take my laptop around with me. Gloves, My saviors! I’m always cold and I feel it more in my hands, but so annoying I can check my cell phone with im wearing them, so the Tory Burch Whipstitch gloves sound like exactly what I need, they have the possibility to open the glove on your thumb and initial finger to use your phone. Don’t ask me why I want that rebel lipstick from MAC, I’m a nude a pinky lipstick kinda girl, but there is something about Fall that makes me love dark Lippies, and I’m waiting for Miracle Eye Wand from Charlotte Tilbury like a kid waiting for Santa, I can’t never find my color available {hubby, I’m number 3, just saying :p} so I hope to get it somewhere this month or by January. Lastly, the pom pom charms… What can I say, I’m weak! I’m jumping in the trend but they are so cute!! Love this one the colors from this one Jocelyn and this Karl pom charm from Fendi is just so fabulous. let the festivities begin… Until next time!

Love,

Paola

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New Years Fitness Goals. Getting Ready

December 6, 2015

Weight Scale// 3D Digital Pedometer//

Shoes {very similar} //water bottle from Primark {other options here and here}

Hi ya’ll! Its December and that means holiday parties, desserts and tons of food!! Yes the excitement is real! haha but let face it, in less than 30 days is 2016 and those extra pounds hit you right in the face… So why not start with your fitness goals since now, don’t wait until January 1st to start the diet, because really cutting cold-turkey as they say is going to be harder.

My strategy is getting all the tools ready for my fitness goals, and my two favorites latest finds are, this really cool total weight scale from Ozeri, the weight scale can immediately calculate your muscle and body mass, also your body fat and weight, is so slick cool looking that even looks good in you bathroom; I really like that is goes beyond just telling you the weight so you don’t freak out like me when we feel leaner but the numbers don’t go down and its all because you are gaining muscle. I also got a 3D Digital pedometer, its super small and easy to carry with you and let me tell you it will be the best investments you will make, it not only tracks how many steps you have done during the day but also the calories burned and all based on your weight and height, and its been a week since I started to use it and you will see me going for that extra walk at night with my little Valentino so I can accumulate more steps hahaha! I walk so much in London that its really a perfect way to count your burnt calories a day.

Obviously I can’t leave behind some cool fashion pieces, Love this Nike sneakers {I want this next} so soft and light, perfect for walking around town, and when I can you will see me wearing my Lululemon wonder under, they are pricey but they will last you for a while! Now, Its the time to get all you tools ready for your fitness goals of 2016, so when January 1st arrives there are no excuses! Whose with me? Until next time…

Love,

Paola

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Hola!! Hoy si ya estamos en Diciembre y eso significa fiestas navideñas, postres y bueno de ya saben pura cosa buena hahaha, pero no nos olvidemos que en menos de 30 días vamos a estar en el 2016 y esas libritas de mas van a estar allí… así que porque no empezar con tus goals para ponerte en forma desde ya, no esperes para el 1ro de enero para empezar a buscar lo que necesitas, porque si lo haces así de un solo es super difícil, por lo menos para mi lo es!

Mi estrategia es tener todo listo para ir con todo el proximo año, por ejemplo esta pesa para baño de Ozeri que la consigues en Amazon, calcula tu peso, masa corporal, hidratación, entre otras cosas y hasta se ve super nice en tu baño! Este 3D Digital Pedometor {es para contar tus pasos!haha} es super fácil de usar y no pesa nada, no solo cuenta tus pasos sino que también las calorías quemadas, las millas caminadas y todo basado en tu peso y estatura, llevo una semana usándolo y hasta voy a caminar un poco mas con Valentino para quemar mas calorías hahaha, yo camino tanto en Londres que usar esto es la manera perfecta de saber como voy con mis metas físicas del día, y obviamente no puedo dejar algunas cositas de moda por fuera, estos tennis de Nike los amo {y quiero estos también!} , super cómodos para caminar todo el día y ligeros so ni los sientes, y si puedo uso mis leggings de Lululemon, los wunder under son lo mejor, son caros pero de verdad que te duran mucho y se amoldan a tu cuerpo super bien!

Ahora es hora que pongas todas es metas listas para el 2016, y te prepares con todo lo que necesitas porque cuando el primero de enero llege, no hay excusas! Hasta la próxima.

Besos,

Paola

Disclosure: I was invited to review some items from Ozeri. No monetary compensation has been received for this post. As always, all opinions are my own. Promise!

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Cyber Monday 2015

November 29, 2015
PJ Set// Sweater// Boots//Face spray//BB cream//
Face Mask // Hand Cream //Keychain//
iPhone case// Wallet//Headphones

Happy Thanksgiving!! I hope you had a fantastic day and had a great Black Friday! Did you go shopping? The reality is that I normally had to work the day following Thanksgiving, so I’m more of a Cyber Monday kinda a girl … and quite honestly the whole waking up at 3 am to go shopping and then go to work was never for me, as much as I love shopping I need my beauty sleep! hahaha

So I weather up a few of the best options  I found for Cyber Monday so you can gets all those amazing deals from the comfort of your home 😉

  • Shop bop! Has a 15% off orders over $250, 20% off on orders over $500 and 25% off on orders over $1000.00 and they offer free shipping even free international shipping! Score!! Visit www.shopbop.com
  • Free People! Has everything 50% off! amazing! visit freepeople.com
  • Anthropology! Hhe whole site is 20% off {they have some of my fave candles!} visit www.antropologie.com
  • Asks! Has 20% off on their whole site plus free shipping. visit asos.com
  • Toyshop! Has up to 50% off on select lines and free worldwide delivery. Visit www.topshop.com
  • Cult Beauty! Has a bunch of great deals £10 off when you spend £60 with code MERRY10 , £20 off when you spend £100 with code MERRY20, £45 of when you spend £200 with code MERRY45 and £75 off when you spend £300 with code MERRY75… great way to stock up on all your needs for the year! Visit www.cultbeauty.co.uk
  • J. Crew! Has 20% off on everything and an extra 30% of sale items with code GETSHOPPING. Visit www.jcrew.com
  • Farfetch! Has a lot of items with up to 50% off but you can get an extra 10% off with code BF15. Visit www.farfetch.com

I selected a few thing I really want to get in the picture above, but If there an specific site or brand that you are looking for my suggestion is go to the website on Monday November 30th and I’m sure they are going to have something going on ;)… Super excited about the holidays and getting ready for my birthday in December! p.s. OMG I’m turning 21!! hahahaha yea right!!! JK! ;P Until next time!!

Love,

Paola

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L’occitane Creme Perfectrice

November 22, 2015

As promised, Lets talk about the Creme Perfectrice de L’occitane, I got a 7 day deluxe sample a couple of weeks ago after signing up for it online { I personally feel its a great way to test a product, not that I expect a miracle within days but just to see how superficially it would feel on the skin}, and I have to say this moisturizer is being so lovely on my combination skin. With my move to London and its weather, my skin is all over the place sometimes I have dry patches, which is a first for my normally oily skin, then I would go back to oily and I could feel like it need it to be hydrated, after using the moisturizer for a week morning and night, my skin feels plump and bright no more dry patches, It really gives it a glow and it has help to improve the texture of it, I’m really loving it.

The moisturizer promises to leave your skin feeling smooth, soft and velvety and to reduce your pores, fine lines and imperfections, although I do think is too soon for me to say something about helping with fine lines and pore reduction, I do think is does the work with making your skin feeling soft and velvety.  The Creme Perfectrice does have a scent, I really like it but I do love rose and peony scents so if that’s a problem for you this might not be the one for you to try. In the morning I just wash my skin and then I put the moisturizer before my SPF and makeup and at night I use it every other nigh combining it with my Artemis oil by Sunday Riley {Another fave! read my review about it if you haven’t}.
I would definitely give it a shoot if you are looking for a new moisturizer, it’s really a fantastic formula! Until next time…

Love,

Paola

 

 

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Sephora VIB SALE – Skin & Hair Picks

November 13, 2015

I’m back with more picks from the Sephora VIB Sale! Now lets talk about skincare and hair products, there are so many options is not even funny, I literally start making my list a month or so before because 20% off in some of this products is almost imposible otherwise, don’t forget the VIB Sale ends November 16th, 2015 and if you are not close to a store order online at www.sephora.com and use code VIB20… Oh and they even have great stocking stuffers like this and this from Deborah Lippmann , get your presents ready for your family, friends and of course yourself!

1.First Aid Beauty Skin rescue deep clean cleanser– I’ve been wanting to try this for a while!

2. Sunday Riley Power Couple Duo: Good Genes + Luna– If you read my previous blog about Artemis you know I love this brand, and I’m sooo excited to try both of this!!!!

3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir– One of the best facial mist, the one I keep buying every year, smells so good.

4. Almond Deluxe Duo from L’occitane – Love this shower oil and great present idea too!

5. Philosophy Amazing Grace Jumbo Gift Set– My mom’s favorite scent and I also love it.

6. Alterna Haircare Caviar CC Cream for Hair– One of the best hair treatments ever! I got a sample that last me for a while and it was amazing, I want more!

7. Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black Dry Shampoo– I keep seeing the beauty vloggers say is fantastic so obvi I want it now haha

8.Glamglow Giftsexy Dazzling Hydration Set– Really love the mask so I think its a great deal to try more than one.

9. Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream– One of my favorites eye creams, super light and it works!

10.Marc Jacobs Beauty The Bronze-Bronzer Brush No. 12– A very popular brush that cost $78 so if you want it, this is your moment to get it.

11.L’occitane Shea Rose Heart Hand Cream– as seen in my November picks, I’m loving this hand cream!

12. Bobbi Brown Beach Rollerball Eau de Parfum and Body Scrub– I Love this perfume, if you like the beach and that coconut, sunscreen scent this if for you.

13.Fresh Sugar Lychee Rollerball Eau de Parfum and Bath & Shower Gel– Another one of my faves, and I really like rollerballs because they are perfect to take with me everywhere!

There are so many more things to pick, but this are definitely things that I love, that I have try before or that I would love to try and keep hearing great things about! Until next time and happy shopping!

Love,

Paola

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Sephora VIB SALE – Beauty Edition

November 12, 2015

Hi! Are you ready for the Sephora VIB sale? 20% on everything at Sephora? Yes please! You read it right, it is 20% off Everything!! Its your moment to buy brands that never go on sale, Like YSL, Dior, Bobbi Brown… For me the sale is the perfect opportunity to buy things that you would eventually buy or things that I been wanting but didn’t want to pay full price and also great time to buy all those presents for friends and family. For all the VIB members the sale starts November 13th, 2015 and ends November 16th, 2015, the code to purchase online is VIB20, And without further due, here is my list of picks from the beauty section and tomorrow I’ll post my picks for the hair and skin products… ready? lets go.

1.Sephora Favorites Superstars – Perfect present and great value for your money.

2. Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip – Great price and also perfect way to sample different brands.

3. Laura Mercier Invisible loose setting powder – Its really one of the best!

4. Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder– I keep seeing the beauty vloggers mentioning like the best so I would love to try it.

5. Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Foundation– I got a sample to test and I loved it!

6. Giorgio Armani eyes to kill shadow– I keep reading fantastic reviews about it.

7. Bobbi Brown Patina Ink long wear gel eyeliner– one of the best.

8. Nars radiant creamy concealer – you know I LOVE it! And if you don’t, here is my review about it.

9. Anastasia Brow wiz in soft brown– I keep buying the same product because I just love it.

10. Urban Decay Weightless complete coverage concealer – another one I want to try!

11. Dior Diorskin Nude BB creme– its one of my fave, along with the Tarte one, its almost like a light foundation.

12. Becca Champagne Glow Palette– I could get the champagne pop highlighter so this is my opportunity.

13. Cite London Olivia Palermo Lipstick collection– Because I love Olivia Palermo! hahaha! No really, I read some reviews about them and they seam to be pretty nice.

14. Fresh Nude lip lovers mini kissing trio – perfect stocking stuffer, one of my fave lip balms.

15. Nail Inc Gel effect nail polish and the Victoria Beckham one – I been eyeing the Victoria Beckham for a while so 20% off, this is my chance!

And last but no least,

16. Christian Louboutin Lip colour and Nail polish– a complete splurge that if you have been eyeing them, this is your moment to buy!

Until Next time…

Love,

Paola

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November Must-Haves

November 7, 2015

The year is almost over, are you feeling the Christmas spirit already? I’m loving it! But my skin is lost with this cold weather, I got a deluxe sample of  L’occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting cream and it’s great, I’ll do a blog post about it next week so stay tuned, because it is worth it, my skin is loving it! I’m really enjoying the Rose hand cream also from L’occitane, I like the scent and texture on my hands. I keep looking for bags that can carry a lot but are perfect for walking around and this shopper bag from madewell looks perfect for it {use code FALLREVAMP for 25% until Monday Nov, 9th!}, there are a few different colors but I love the dark grey one, It’s a be very versatile color.

Now can we talk about this faux-leather pants from Saint Laurent? So rockstar, so statement {here’s a more affordable option}. I love tartan/plaid print for the fall, and the Marc by Marc Jacobs scarf it’s super cool and a bit different from the traditional red color ones {here a super affordable option from Boohoo}. Two pieces from H&M, because they are fantastic, and a must have for me are Sweater/jumpers like this one, the slouchier the better, simple! Also this cape is stylish and functional so its a good buy.  I had to add this lovely candle called Liquid Amber from Diptyque, is a new scent specially for the holidays, and smells so good, a mixture of cinnamon, sugar, and musk, perfect for the cold weather and to make your place feel cozy and yummy. I hope you have a beautiful month, Happy November! Until next time.

Love,

Paola

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El año ya casi termina!! no lo puedo creer, y ya se siente el espíritu navideño! Me encanta! Lo malo es que mi piel esta como perdida con este clima frío de Londres, conseguí una muestra de L’occitane Pivoine Sublime Perfecting cream y me esta gustando mucho, voy a hacer un articulo en el blog porque merece la pena, a mi piel le esta gustando mucho! Tambien para este frío, estoy disfrutando mucho esta crema de manos con aroma a rosas de L’occitane, se siente super rica en mis manos. Esta cartera de Madewell llamada the Mini Transport esta perfecta para las que nos gusta cargar de todo y caminar por la cuidad,{usa el código FALLREVAMP para tener 25%  de descuento pero la promo termina el lunes Nov, 9th!} Tienen varios colores pero me gusta mucho este gris piedra, porque es super versátil.

Ahora podemos hablar de estos pantalones? son de cuero sintetico de Saint Laurent, total rockstar, y perfecto para esta temporada {estos estan tambien super cool y mas accesibles}. A mi me encanta el tartan o plaid como le llames para el invierno y esta bufanda de Marc by Marc Jacobs esta super nice porque es un poco diferente del color rojo tradicional {aquí una opción super accesible de Boohoo}. Dos piezas de H&M,  porque estan perfectas, como este suéter super flojo y entre mas flojo mejor! Esta capa negra es super cool y muy de moda ademas que te mantiene caliente con el frío so es buena compra. Tengo que agregar esta vela de Diptyque que se llama Liquid Amber,  y es un nuevo aroma para la temporada de navidad, y esta tan rica!! Es una mezcla de canela, azúcar y bosque, perfecta para el frío de estos meses. Espero que tengan un mes espectacular, Feliz Noviembre!! Hasta la próxima…

Love,

Paola