Thursday, January 21, 2016

My Makeover + a Bloomies Giveaway

Last Saturday my sister and I kicked it at the new Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. The Makeup Date event in the beauty department was what brought us out on a rainy, gloomy day. Gloom, however, was nowhere to be found once we popped inside Bloomies.

The floor was bustling with ladies lining up to check in for the Makeup Date presentation. No joke, I had no idea so many people were going to show up. But how could you pass it up?? The bubbly was flowing while the Makeup pros from Bobbi Brown, SKII, La Mer & Dior (to shout out a few) told the crowd in lively demonstrations what we all should be packing in our beauty arsenals.

And speaking of La Mer, one lucky gal WON herself a jar of the good stuff just for answering a question! Yeeessssss....the Makeup Date was informative AND they were giving away LA MER! Died. So, I sipped on le bubbs and listened and made mental notes of what I need. 

But what's a Makeup date without a chic makeover c/o Bloomingdale's NARS stylist, Stephanie Ramirez (instagram: @ambitious0utsider) ....basically I showed up TOTALLY bare-faced. I told Stephanie the facts: I don't wear makeup often. And when I do, it's minimal. We are talking mascara, maybe liner & lip gloss. 

I asked her for a subtle, smokey-eye and nude lip combo. And wow....she blew me away. This was probably the 3rd time ever having my makeup professionally applied and I loved it. Mainly, Stephanie, being a pro, worked her magic on me FAST! And it looked AMAZING! See the before and after shot below...

Major thank you to Stephanie (@ambitious0utsider) for the BOMB look! SHOP every NARS product Stephanie used on me by simply clicking on the links below! Easy peasy.

Foundation - All Day Weightless Foundation, Deauville ($48)

Concealer - Vanilla ($25)

Eye shadow base - Smudge Proof Eye Shadow Base ($25)

Eye lid - Flibuste Eyeshadow Stick ($28)

Bridge - St. Paul de Vence (35)

Eyeliner - Minorque ($25)

Mascara - Audacious ($26)

Brows - Kalamata Brow Definer ($23)

Bronzer - Laguna ($39)

Illuminator - Jubilation ($45)

Cheeks - Deep Throat ($30)

Lip color - Raquel Audacious Lip (base) $32

Lip color - Chelsea Girls lip gloss (top) $26

So, now that you know ALL about the Bloomingdale's Makeup Date event AND you've shopped ALL my NARS picks from my's about you enter to WIN an exclusive clutch from Bloomingdale's with beauty product samples inside!

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Thursday, January 14, 2016

You've got a date with Bloomingdale's

cordially invites you to 

The Makeup Event


12pm Check In

1pm Show

Don't miss out Bay Area!

To make your reservation for the event or to just make an appointment to get your makeup done with the latest products, simply send an email to Kristen Castellanos at
call her at 650.463.2029

Can't wait to see you ladies Saturday at Stanford Shopping Center Bloomingdale's for



Saturday, January 2, 2016

Kicking off the New Year with some NEW bling!

I can't thank Kendra Phillip designs enough for sending out this pyramid-shaped dazzler. The perfect piece to wear alone or obviously layered with other pieces. If you know me then you know how I love gold and how I LOVE to share new discoveries with you guys. So, Kendra Phillip sent out another necklace for one lucky reader. 

Enter the giveaway below and kick off the NEW year with some NEW bling! 

Good luck! Check out some more from Kendra Phillip by visiting their website at

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Win OR Lose...Smirnoff Ice has you covered

Football undoubtedly goes hand-in-hand with drinking beer. Mainly because football is a "man's sport" and well beer is supposed to be a "man's drink" I wrong? And while I too enjoy a cold beer in between screams at the t.v. it's nice to change things up.....make things a little more festive...drink something different!

So here enters Smirnoff Ice with their fun array of cocktails which can obviously be sipped on solo OR spice things up with a simple, very simple drink recipe. And I'll be might not be super appealing to the guys but I'm not concerned with catering to the guys here. 

Cheers ladies...this one's for us...have fun and always be safe with those cocktails.

And for my fellow 49er's gonna be a rough rest of the season so remember to please


One 11.2oz bottle of Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver

Cranberry juice

Schweppes tonic water


Orange slice Garnish (if desired)


Pour Smirnoff Ice Screwdriver over ice. Splash of cranberry juice. Splash of tonic give it that extra sparkle :)

[Play on Smirnoff's recipe the Smirnoff Ice Sunrise]