Friday, September 6, 2013

August Favorites 2013 ♡

Hi everyone! I can't believe how fast summer went by. I honestly feel like it's just started and now it's already September! I'm having my first day of class tomorrow at college! Yesterday was more like a welcome day and stuff. Soon, I'll do my Summer Favorites so be on the look out for that.

So let's get started! :)

♡Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial: I'm you've all heard about the Apocalips on all on the blogs and on Youtube. Apocalips feels like a lipgloss, but has the coverage of a lipstick. Super pigmented with a satin smooth shine. It has a different texture, it's like a velvety lip cream. Super creamy and opaque as well. Celestial is a pink mauve which is a great neutral pink(ish) color! If you want to know more on the Apocalips, I have a full review right here.

♡Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the bronze: Color Tattoos are another beauty product that is popular in the beauty world! Bad to the Bronze is a great color to put alone on your eyelid when you're in a hurry and it looks like you've spent time doing your eye makeup! On my eyelid, Bad to the Bronze looks like a neutral shimmery tan with a bronze. Which is gorgeous for a day-to-day eye makeup look or if enhanced with dark colors it can make a gorgeous smokey eye!

♡Bourjois Bronzing Powder: First off, how cool is that it looks like chocolate? But I honestly don't think it actually smell like chocolate just something sweet. It looks quite subtle and natural.

♡Maybelline Fit me! Shine-Free: This is perfect for me as it's something you can ready fast in the early morning. It looks very natural. The packaging makes it super convenient for touch up during the day! If you wanna know more, I have a full review about this right here.

♡Kat Von D Everlasting Face Shaper Blush in Por Vida: This is the latest blush to enter my collection and I love it! The color, pigmentation, staying power and texture makes it great. This blush is described as a warm pink, it's accurate, but I would say that there's hint of corals while adding a bit of a glow! It's super pigmented as well! I also have a full review on this blush right here.

From left to right: Bourjois Bronzing Powder, Kat Von D Blush in por Vida, Maybelline Color Tattoo Bad to the Bronze and Rimmel Apocalips in Celestial.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Happy 1st blogging birthday Sparkle This City!

If we go back to this date last year, I wrote my first blog post on Sparkle This City and I had no idea what I was doing. I just can't believe it. It went by way too fast and I'm sure this year will go by way too fast as well!!

Now that I understand and am more into blogging than ever I can't wait to see what this year will bring!! Also excited about college I had my first day yesterday which was more like a welcome day and stuff, but tomorrow my classes are starting! :O

Blogging is really not as easy as it looks, it's really time consuming with work/school/everything. Taking pictures, finding ideas, editing, writing, correcting and publicity! All that takes a whole lotta time, TRUST ME! But this year, I'll try to post waaay more.

Now that I'm better at posting more frequently and scheduling my posts; I have a good feeling about this year!! GET READY 2013-2014!! I have alot of goals blogging-wise and I really hope I accomplish them! Alot of promising ideas as well. Different kinds of post, maybe more fashion, lifestyle and stuff like that.

My passion for beauty is only getting bigger everyday and there's always new things to learn, to test out, to blog about, etc! Blogging is actually my main reason when I blog now, I'm like: Oh! well I'll blog about this so it's worth it ;) ahah!

I want all my followers/readers, all the sweet comments you leave me makes me so happy because I know people are actually reading my blog. Which means the world to me because I love doing this!! And I don't plan on stopping any time soon!!

In the meantime, I'll have new post up very soon! Also, make sure to enjoy everyday because next thing you know it'll be 2014. No time to waste! Do what you love and don't let anyone tell you otherwise! XOXO


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Maybelline Electro Baby Lips in Strike a rose

The second Electro Baby Lips to enter my collection. Strike a rose. A sheer coral-pink. Compared to the other one I have (Oh! Orange; review right here), this one is way more pigmented and moisturizing. My lips feel really soft after applying this one. For anyone who isn't familiar with baby lips, they are a tinted lip balm that comes with great shades, scents and packaging.

Baby Lips are the perfect tinted lip balms to add in your purse for the Summer as they aren't as heavy as lipstick. As they are lip balms the staying power isn't the best, but for balms I think it's good enough!

I can't quite explain what it smells like cause I have no idea, honestly. I know it smells like something familiar but I can't quite put my finger on it. Strike a rose is way different than other Baby Lips' formula in my opinion, the formula feels way more pigmented and moisturizing. The other ones feels more dry.

Strike a rose is one of those flashy colors that you can wear on a daily basis. 

The Electro Baby Lips' packaging are so cute! Specially this one. The coral-pink writing looks so cute against the black. 

What I love:

  • Pigmented
  • More moisturizing 
  • Leaves my lips soft
  • Color
  • Packaging
What I don't like:
  • Staying power isn't the best

Here's a swatch of Strike a rose:

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