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Life Lately // Via the Camera Roll

HAPPY Friday everyone!!!! Today I wanted to share some random camera roll and show you guys what I have been currently up to. Like I mentioned before I've been enjoying some nice weather in South America-Chile and have discovering lots of beautiful places this country has to offer. I only have a few weeks left so I'm soaking every last bit of it.
Hope you guys enjoy!

Obsessing over how beautiful the architecture of this place is- can you believe it's a bank?!

Like wow!

Being that I'm on vacation and its superrrrr hot here, I don't see why I can buy myself some cute sandals. Gotta look cute even at the beach, right? :)

Over the weekend we went to a place called Zapallar. It was so beautiful and calm I didn't want to leave! Lol 

I could sit here forever... so peaceful

what a beautiful place. 

I've always told my boyfriend how talented he is and that he should pick up drawing again. This Christmas I took it upon myself and got him a sketch book- I think he still got it.

Can't get over this gorgeous sunset!



Valentine's Day Gifts Your Man Will Love (Under $200)

Ok guys, Valentine's Day is just 4 days away!!! I feel like I was just getting ready for Christmas not to long ago. Is that weird? We are almost 2 months into 2018, how crazy is that?!
Anyways, I know that people get super hyped up about what to get for their man for Valentine's Day, as guy can sometimes be a little hard to shop for. Like I mentioned last year, I have always been the type of girl who would bake something along side as I think it gives it a special touch, which I'm going to do this year as well. I also prefer to stay in and have a homemade dinner, I find that it's more romantic and special as you both can cook together and enjoy each other company.

My guy is the type who is a nerd in disguise no joke, you would never take him for the type who likes video games and movies but he totally is. He loves playing PS4 and who am I kidding so do I, so when ever he wants to stay in and play, I'm not complaining. While he getting ready for game night I'm in the kitchen getting us something to eat like a sandwich or pancakes. Yes I said pancakes- which I think can be eaten at any time of the day not only at breakfast lol (we usually eat them at night). I've put together a few ideas that I think would be perfect and think your guys would really enjoy. Best part is, everything is under $200.

Hope you guys enjoyed,



How to: Quinoa Salad

Hello everyone!

First of all I would like to wish you all a very Happy New Years! I can't believe we are already in the first week of January! how crazy is that?! 
This year I have made it my plan to try new things, step outside my comfort zone, and put myself out there. Like for real.... I have always been a little camera shy (believe it or not) or have in some sort of way always been a little intimidated about what people may say. I know that's weird coming from a blogger but hey, I'm only human.
I'm currently in South America- sunny Chile, I figured what a great way to start the year then in another country and with good weather. It's currently 34 degrees outside and I'm loving every single bit of it. 

During the summer I am a big fan of eating a lot of fresh salads and light meals. With that said, one of the things that I love to make which is super easy and under budget is quinoa. You can add a chicken breast or a few veggies on the side or make it into a salad just by adding a few ingredients.  There are so many ways to make quinoa. You can have served hot or cold- play along with ingredients and I promise you won't be disappointed.

Quinoa is a an ancient power food other wise known as a "super grain". Its a great source of protein and its a a health gluten free carbohydrate. 

I always like to make extra so I can keep in the fridge for a couple of days so I can have. It's super easy to make and with the veggies added its healthy to snack on. 

I like to cook my quinoa with chicken stock or water for about 15-20 minutes. 
(1 cup of quinoa= 2 cups of liquid). Add in your diced green peppers, green onions, corn, salt, pepper, chilli powder (that's if you like that little kick) and the juice of a whole lemon.

Hope you guys enjoy


Make-up Brushes!

Hello my loves! I hope everyone is doing great! I'm sorry I have been M.I.A, but I have been working on a few projects that I hope to share with you guys very soon, so stay posted!

Now we all love make-up, don't we? The freedom of creating a look with a stroke of a brush is amazing. In my opinion you don't have to be a professional make-up artist to do make-up, if you take the time to learn and practice, you'd be surprised how good you could be. Now a days, you just pop online and search "Make-up Tutorials" on Youtube and bam! You got a lesson on how to do a specific look in the comfort of your own home. I for one, am not a professional make-up artist but, I am a make-up enthusiast. I love make-up. With that said, I do believe that having the proper tools is a must. When applying certain make-up products, sometimes your finger tips just aren't enough.

I was contacted by Jessica from who was lovely enough to share some research, testing make-up brushes, in which she shares people's current favourite brushes.
I felt that the information gathered was quite helpful and interesting, some which could be of great use for anyone who loves make-up and wants to try some new brushes that can per-fect their look. I have yet to try all the brushes that were listed but I do own Real Techniques, e.l.f, and Sephora brushes and I think they are awesome, and work really well.

I really enjoyed reading this article, as I found it quite interesting. I appreciated that it was written with such detail, capturing what people really look for in a brush. Does it work? Can it apply my make-up evenly and easily? How much is it? These questions sometimes we feel shy to ask a sales rep; but with this review I found that my questions were answered. If you are interested in reading this article- click here! This team of researchers tested out a list of popular brands out there that we all love, everything from Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Tom Ford and even lower priced brushes from Real Techniques, Sonia Kashuk and even e.l.f.

Note: This information is based on a recent research that was done, some may have a different opinion which is also respected. 

Jessica once again thank you for contacting me, as I personally found it very helpful.

Hope you ladies enjoyed, until next time...




Maybelline Fit Me/ Drug Store Make-up: Review

Hello my loves! I hope everyone is doing great! I recently uploaded a mini vlog onto my youtube channel of when I was on my trip to Chile. If you haven't checked it out, please do and support me.
Alright with that said, I wanted to update you guys on my make-up routine. Now I have always been a fan of drug store make-up, in my opinion they are not only affordable but some are even as good as a high end make-up product.
I have used the Maybelline Fit-Me Foundation for quite some time, and whenever I'm not using the L'oreal True Match I reach for this one. I feel like it is a perfect everyday make-up foundation to use and it has SPF 18 in it as well which is a bonus. After I apply my foundation I like to lightly go in a use the Maybelline Fit-Me powder to set my whole face. I don't really use concealar on an everyday basis but when I feel like I need to tone down a few imperfections like the casual blemish, I will apply just a little bit to that area.

I find that the consistency and the pigmentation of the foundation is great. This foundation is also pretty light weight which is perfect for me since I'm not a fan of heavy foundations, as I feel that it's too heavy on my face. I also find that its a light-medium coverage foundation, so if your in the market for that, this is perfect for you!
Maybelline fit-me comes in a variety of colour selections which is awesome, I feel like there is an option for everyone. My current shade is 125, as I have a fair skin tone and don't like to tan my face in the summer so if anything I will go up a shade or two and try to match the rest of my body and of course add a little bit of bronzer.

When ever I apply this foundation I like to start with a good facial moisturizer, let that sit in and then go in with my Benefit Porefessional Primer. I apply small drops of the product all over my face and blend it with a damp Beauty Blender. I also used the Benefit Dandelion Blush and the Hourglass Ambient Lighing Bronzer to contour my face.

I hope this blog post was helpful to you.



A Little Summer Vlog

Hey guys! Happy Sunday! Hope everyone is doing well :).. So I was looking over pictures and video footage that I had taken while I was on vacation in South America and I thought to myself, why not try to put a video together? Then I thought to myself, why not upload it on Youtube? LOL.. So that's exactly what I did, now before you go and check out the video let me just say, I'm trying to get the hang of editing and frankly it was fun looking back at where I was and remembering how it felt like being over there.
I'm also thinking of posting more videos similar to this one but where I'm actually interacting with the camera LOL (omg, can you guys sense how nervous I am?). Anyways I'm very new at this so I hope you guys like it, support me and share your thoughts :)

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It's a Special Day!

Hello guys! Today is quite a special day around here. I know Mother's Day just passed but we aren't going to stop the celebration there.. nope! It's my mom's birthday and with that comes cake! LOL .. We all need an excuse to eat some cake, don't we?
I wanted to dedicate today's post to my very special lady. My mother. She is one in a million, she truly is. My mother is one of the most inspiring people out there for me. She's pure in her intentions to help people out and says what she believes, and always means well. She's a fighter, who has been through a lot in her life time and somehow has come on top. My sibling and I are so lucky to have her and would be totally lost if it wasn't for her.

She's too cute...

She was so excited!

Cake was actually really goooodd!

I love you.

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