New Makeup? Yes, Please!!!

Hello Beautifuls! I’m in Florida and I guess you can say I’m finally rested and up to writing a blog. We got here about three weeks ago, and in those weeks I have really been getting my shopping and eating on. On top of my “treat yo self” attitude, My baby brothers have been spoiling us too. They are the cutest!

I’ll be sharing the new makeup I’ve gotten today. I’ll do another post of the clothes and accessories! Yes, they have to be divided into two. I’m telling ya, my “treat yo self” motto has been going hard here. Since, I’ve slowly been purchasing these item, I didn’t notice how much I’ve accumulated until now. Good thing I didn’t bring that much makeup with me this time.

Only one of the products I bought was a replacement and that was the tarte shapetape concealer. That is my ride or die concealer. I’ve been using it for quite some time now. If you haven’t given it a try I suggest y’all head to an Ulta and give it a go.

Besides the tarte shapetape, I also purchased a tarte primer, this is the first time I’m trying this primer and so far I love it. I hate the super matte, dry makeup look and about all the primers I’ve had before do just that. Since, it’s summer I wanted a more glowy look and the tarte base tape is a hydrating primer and it gives me a great moisturizing feel and leaves my skin glowing. It’s a new fav for sure.

Another primer I got to give it a try is more on the affordable side. It’s the infamous elf poreless putty primer, it is told that it’s a dupe for the more high end tatcha silk canvas primer. Which is another primer I wanted to test out but, didn’t really want to spend fifty something dollars on it. This dupe is only $8 and you can’t beat that. According, to Jeffree Star it’s does the same job as the tatcha one. I haven’t been able to give it a try since I’m so attached to the tarte one. But, I’ll give it a try and give an update.

Moving onto some foundations. Both are new products and had launched while I was here. I was so excited to get to try these ASAP, being in Japan we don’t really have access to new products. I’ve tried both and they are amazeballs!!!

The Juvias Place is one that took the makeup industry by storm. It’s so full coverage a small dot goes such a long way. Like holy cow! The price is the cherry on top, it’s only $20, like it can’t get any better than that!

The second foundation is the hello happy from benefit. This is not as thick or full coverage as the previous foundation but, it gives me the coverage I need and it gives me the glowy look I want. It’s perfect for this hot weather in Florida. I’ve been using this foundation the most since I got it and the packaging is the cutest.

This product is a powder foundation, I took the recommendation from one of my favorite YouTuber, Nicole Guerriero. She wasn’t playing with this one!!! If you don’t like to put in the time to blend out or you just simply don’t have time, this is the makeup forever powder for you! It’s like no other powder I’ve tried before. It’s blurring and the coverage is out of this world. It’s a definite favorite for me and will always be.

I also picked up another makeup forever product, one of my favorite blushes fell and broke into dust. Tragic! So I had to get another blush. This blush is so pretty and a little goes along way. Like I have to be careful or I’ll end up looking like a clown in these streets. For $25 you get the blush and refill pan. It can be swapped out for a bronzer or highlighter.

The last products are more skincare. The first product my sweet baby brother got for me along with another thing that I’ll share later in a different post. This glow oil makes me look like a have the skin of a goddess. My skin feels and looks so smooth and the smell screams summer times. Before I go home I need to buy another bottle I need to glow all year round.

Second product is a lip mask. It’s suppose to leave your lips smooth and reduce lines. I haven’t given it a 100% try but I did test it out for a few and for the amount of time it did make my lips smooth. I’ll give an update later on.

And lastly is a somewhat new product that’s hit the scene. It’s definitely new to me! My favorite youtuber Nicole Guerriero raves about this sunscreen. I have never been a person that protected myself from the sun but, the older I’m getting I would like to save my face from wrinkles and dark spots. Also, I hate putting sunscreen on, it smells gross, it’s feel so nasty on and it’s a total b*tch to take off but, this product allows you to protect from the sun and put on makeup on top of it. It’s sort of a oil consistency and at the same time hydrates your skin. It’s pretty amazing! You can find it in Sephora or on their website. For a while they were always sold out and this was the last one they had in store. So, I’m guessing it’s a great product. I’ll give it a try and give an update along with the other products.

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Sakura Haul.

Hello Beautifuls! As, the cherry blossom begin to fall and the Sakura season comes to an end here in Japan, I’m kind of saddened by the thought that this will be my last Sakura season. As, our time here in Japan is almost coming to an end, I thought instead of being sad, why not share some cute pictures and all things Sakura.

My husband was sweet enough to hype me up and take some really cute cherry blossom pictures. I couldn’t stop laughing and telling him to stop. He really got into the photographer mode, it was freaking adorable. Take a look at these cute pictures my hubby took.

(My entire outfit, including heels are from Target.)

Besides the beautiful flowers that bloom, there are also seasonal Sakura drinks, one of my favorite ones I’ve had, has to be the prettiest and yummiest one yet! It’s from my favorite smoothie place near our house. It’s so aesthetically pleasing, I had a hard time drinking it.

Moving on to some goodies I bought at Daiso (Japanese dollar store on crack) haha, Starbucks, and MAC.

This place is seriously dangerous, it’s a good thing they don’t take cards or I’d be in serious trouble with the hubs. Just take a look at these cute things, you’ll see why it’s so hard to control myself and it’s all a dollar! They are the best at having cute stationary, so I couldn’t pass up some washi tape and stickers. The flower and dog are iron on patches for a dollar! Last thing is fake cherry blossoms, I used to make an arrangement.

If you ask my husband he’ll tell you have a mug/ tumbler hoarding problem, and he’s not wrong. So, knowing that and seeing this tumbler y’all can see it was a no brainer why I bought it. It’s pink, has cherry blossoms, and glitter. It can’t get any better than that.

Last two items I bought from MAC Cosmetics, it’s part of there Boom Boom Bloom collection. It is still available if you want to get some things from this beautiful collection. I had to have some self control so I just purchase two things. I really wanted the eye shadow pallet but, I have enough pallets so, it would’ve been wasteful. So, being the responsible makeup addict that I am, I just got a setting spray and a lipstick in the color Hi- Fructease Look how gorgeous the packaging is. Love!

Hope you enjoyed all things sakura and this little haul!

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March Favorites!

Hello beautifuls! I can’t believe I’m telling y’all about my March Favorites already, time is sure flying by. I honestly don’t mind time flying by, cause the faster the months go, the faster I can go back home.

My first favorite is obviously my girls trip with my nugz. It was so much fun and it was a very much needed mini vacation. Full of cute outfits, shopping, and amazing places, I think I’m going to need a girls trip a lot more often.

On that trip I bought the cutest charm ever! I’ve been wearing my bracelet ever since I put the charm on it. I’m obsessed!

Moving on to the my next fav this month, is this new band and cover I got for my Apple Watch. Bought both things for $14 at target.

It wouldn’t be my monthly favorites if there wasn’t a little bit of makeup in the mix. The first product is a repurchase, I’ve had the Too Faced foundation before but, I took a break from it for a while. I have fallen in love with it again. Next, is a new item and probably my favorite thing to use in my makeup routine. This Too Faced Primer Powder, it’s like pure magic in a bottle. It smooths my face and makes my makeup look flawless. This is something I will purchase always. I don’t know what I was doing without this. Last item is a red Anastasia Beverly Hill liquid lipstick. I’m pretty obsessed with reds recently, I feel like a hot mama with a red lip. It’s never a bad thing to feel good.

In my Luxury haul I posted last month I talked about my Chanel Megan Hess book, it’s the perfect coffee table book so, I couldn’t help myself to buy another. The addition is the New York fashion illustration book. It has amazing illustrations, she is truly talented. I will for sure be buying more of these beautiful books.

Finally, my forever favorite candle from bath and body works was sent by my mom. The packaging is pink and it smells amazing. It couldn’t be anymore perfect. If you ever waltz into the store I high suggest you take a sniff at this yummy candle.

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February Favorites!

Hello Beautifuls! Happy Monday! Hope y’all start off your Monday’s off great! I know I’m a bit late on posting my February favorites but, I have been a bit busy. So, better late than never, right?!

Let’s get into the fun stuff! The first thing I want to talk about is a new hobby I’ve picked up and that new hobby is crocheting. This little hobby started because my husband volunteers at the USO and they give volunteer hours if you crotchet a baby blanket. So, we now we sit on the couch and crotchet. It’s my favorite thing to do, I love it so much that I wanted to make more than blankets. I started YouTubing some videos on crocheting different things and as you can see I went with it and starting making cup cozy’s and hair bows. It’s the most relaxing thing to do.

Moving onto some beauty products. This month I don’t have a lot of new makeup besides these two products. The first beauty item is this Maybelline setting powder. I have been on the hunt for a cheaper setting powder than my Chanel powder to use for an everyday look. This powder is amazing. It’s blend into the skin beautifully, couldn’t ask for a better powder for the price.

Second product is more on the high end side. I LOVE & can’t live without highlight. It’s about the most important part of my makeup routine ever. This Charlotte Tilbury highlight pallet gives me the most amazing glow and a little goes a long way. It’s just amazing. Period!

My following favorite is this pink ottoman I got for target for my beauty room. It was something I’ve been looking into buying for awhile. It’s not as big as I would have wanted but, first, I live in Japan and it’s hard to get big stuff shipped to me and second, it’s the perfect size for my room I have now. It just ties up the room and gives it a little bit more of a dimension.

Finally, I saved the best for last. This right here is a little beautiful pouch my sweet late grandmother gave me before she passed and it’s something I cherish so much. The reason it’s being mentioned now is because I just found it. Since moving to Japan and not having a lot of space for things we left some things in the storage room. Since, seeing tidying up with Marie Kondo we decided to get rid of things and live a little bit more organized. So while cleaning the storage I found my little pouch and cried tears of joy. This little pouch is now in my bag inside another bag(so it doesn’t get damaged) and will be changed into every bag I use. This way I always have a little piece of my sweet abuelita.

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Valentines Day Outfits.

Hello Beautifuls! Valentine’s Day is 6 days away, I know romance shouldn’t only be one day but, it’s nice to have a reason to get dolled up and go out. So, today I’m giving y’all some ideas on outfits you can wear for this special romantic day. I will probably be celebrating Cupid’s day with my amazing husband before or after the day. Places will be extremely busy this day and being as we are in a foreign country and we aren’t very adventurous with food, I’m pretty sure the places we like will be packed. So, let’s get into some of these outfit that if you check my last post on makeup looks you will see which makeup look goes with the outfit.

This outfit is for a more chill and relaxed date. Probably the outfit that I will be wearing since I have to be running after a toddler, who has the quickest little feet ever! Even though, you gotta be able to chase a toddler doesn’t mean you can’t get all cute and dolled up. Here I’m wearing my favorite pair of jeans I bought at the MCX and my favorite bodysuit, also from the MCX. It’s a little chilly here in Japan. So, I topped it off with this pure cardigan from Forever 21 and my grey Ugg’s. Warm and cute.

Next outfit is probably one of my faves. Sweater and skirt are from H&M and can still be found online, btw. The knee high boots are from Target. This is super girly and still quite warm and somewhat comfortable to be able to be able to chase a toddler. This is a very Blair Waldorf inspired look and I’m here for it.

The last look is very sexy and boobalicious. This is absolutely not a toddler chasing approved outfit. But, dang I was feeling myself in this outfit. You can’t go wrong with a little black dress. The dress is from Kenneth Cole and the Cardigan is from a store here in Japan called GU. Completed the look with some heels I got from target and some pearls. So here is my glam bam sexy look.

So, there are my three Valentines Day outfit ideas. Which one was your favorite?

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Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks.

Hello beautifuls! How are y’all beauties doing? To be honest, I’m not doing so hot right now. Why, you may ask? Well, it all started with my toddler having a little bit of the sniffles and a runny nose. Lucky for him, it only last two days…. but the sniffles came on over to me and is kicking my butt. I have an annoying cough that makes my head hurt and along with that amazing feeling is a sore throat and basically no voice. It’s fun stuff when you’re trying to tell your toddler not to do something and no matter how hard you try to raise your voice, you still sound like a mouse. But, I’m not coming on here today to talk about my weak sauce of an immune system. No, today I want to share some makeup looks that range from chill to glam bam take me out on the town I’m feeling myself looks. Even though, I feel like absolute poop and not really in the take me out on the town feeling myself mood, makeup can always get my spirits up and it can help me hide my sickness. Let me tell ya, the power of makeup Issa strong! Haha. So if you like make up and want a little inspo for your hot Valentine’s Day date, hopefully, I can help ya out a bit. Btw, I’m not a makeup guru by any means, so if I can do it, you can too.

I’ll start off with all the products that I used to achieve these looks. They are mostly high end products, but you do not need these exact items to achieve these looks. Nowadays there are some amazing dupes for beauty products. Now let’s get onto the good stuff.

Moisturizer: Clinique Moisture Surge. I usually use the Tatcha Water Cream but, this Clinique moisturizer has my face feel hydrated and soft. I would recommend giving this a try if you have somewhat of dry to combination skin like I do.

Primer: Marc Jacobs Coconut Primer. This has been my ride or die primer. I love it. It makes my skin smooth and let’s my foundation go on flawless. I haven’t used another primer since.

Foundation: NARS. Oh My Gosh. This foundation is amaze balls! My new favorite foundation. I just don’t know where to start, like it’s not cakey, a lot goes a long way, full coverage, oh I can just go on and on. It’s just amazing.

Concealer: No Surprise here, it’s the tarte shape tape. Haha

Contour: NYX Wonder Stick. Now I usually don’t contour every time I do my makeup, cause I ain’t got the time. I just put some bronzer and go. But, for special days when I want to look snatched I use the Nyx contour stick.

Setting Powder: Chanel Natural Finish Loose Powder.

Bronzer: Chanel Bronzer

Blush: Charlotte Tilbury Blush.

Highlight: Charlotte Tilbury Gold Bar Highlighter. My absolute favorite part of my makeup routine.

Eyeshadow: Huda Beauty and the Morphe Jaclyn Hill pallet. Used the huda pallet for the first two makeup looks and the Jaclyn pallet for the last look.

Lipsticks: Chanel lipstick, Anastasia Beverly Hill liquid lipstick, and L’Oréal liquid lipstick.

Mascara: Chanel.

And finally setting spray:NYX Dewy Finish.

The first look is a more natural look with a nude lip.

Second look is similar but with more glitter and darker colors and a satin finish lipstick. This is pretty much. My go to look. What can I say I love my pinks!

And finally the glam bam look. This is more of night out look but, who am I to tell you when to wear a bold look. Heck I’ll go pick up some coffee in sweat pants with this look. Haha. This is the I actually had time to put on some red lipstick and not look like clown look. Just kidding. What can I say about this look… well it’s a Smokey eye with a bold red lip! And I love this look, it’s definitely out of my basic pink eye and nude lip look but, it’s a look. Haha

Well these are my three Valentine’s Day looks I have for y’all. I hope y’all enjoy. I will be posting valentines days outfits in the next couple days. So keep an eye out for that!

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August/September Favorites.

Hello beautifuls! Today I will be talking about my August favorites, I know it’s already the middle of September, but ya girl has been a bit busy. Let me fill y’all in on what is happening in my beautiful life as a wife, mommy, employee, and student, again. Yes, I have started school again, I took a break last semester and now I’m back to torturing myself. I keep telling myself it will be worth it in the end. Unlike, last semester I was doing my general studies and getting all my prerequisite credits done, but, this time I will be doing a program that gives me a little more of an understanding of the field I will hopefully be in once I am done with all my general studies. It also gives me a certification that can help me find a job when we go back to then states. So far, it has been easy, but I’m sure it will get harder the more I get into my program. On top of getting school work done, I have been making my squishy face a big boy room. I’ve been doing some DIY decor for his room, I will do a post about it and show you how cute it turned out, I’m really happy how it turned out. Now, lets get onto the goodies.

My first favorite is a new fragrance I picked up, it is a different scent from my Chanel Chance. A few months ago Tiffany an Co. came out with a perfume and I have been dying to get my hands on it and I’m so happy I finally did. It is a fresh and light sort of scent. It smells amazing and the packaging is beautiful.

These next two favorites are my recent makeup favorites. I know, only two makeup item, who am I? When I was back home in the states I was trying to find a new foundation, for a while I was using the BECCA and Too Faced foundations. After, going to Sephora a thousand times and getting samples of all the good foundations, I finally found a good one. If you’re in the market for new foundation I highly suggest trying out NARS foundation, a little goes a long way and it is full coverage. It applies amazing and it doesn’t make me look caked and above all else, it is the perfect color match. The one struggle I had with all the other foundations were some had pink undertones or too much of a yellow undertone, I have more of a natural undertone. The last makeup favorite is the famous Jaclyn Hill Palette. It is a beautiful palette, it has all the colors you need to create different eye looks in just one palette. This being the reason why I haven’t been reaching for my other eyeshadows as much.

Moving onto some jewelry, a girl can never have to much jewelry. The first piece are rose gold earrings for Henri Bendel, they are so cute and comfortable, and the best part is I got them on SALE. Actually, the next two pieces I got on sale as well. These pieces are from Ted Baker, their pieces are totally my esthetics. How beautiful are these matching bracelet and earrings, both are rose gold with a light pink enamel.

And last, but surely not least is my Louis Vuitton Speedy 30. I bought this a couple months back and it was preloved. The handles and trimming were in bad shape, so for our anniversary my amazing husband sent off my bag to get new leather and handles. It takes a while for Louis Vuitton to get the leather fixed so, by the time I got back from the states my bag was ready. Now, it looks like a brand new bag. I love it so much, it’s absolutely beautiful. The best part is even with fixing the leather and such I still paid half of what I would have paid for a brand new one. Isn’t gorgeous?

That’s the last of my August/September favorites. Sorry I have been absent for a while but, I will hopefully get it together.

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What would you like my next post be? Jasons big boy rooms tour or my makeup room tour? Let me know.