April 22, 2014

Jackie Cruz Spring favorites by L’Oréal

We've all heard about the hit Netflix series "Orange is the Black".  My fellow Dominican 'paisano' Jackie Cruz plays the role of 'Flaka', the bold and very outspoken inmate who works in the kitchen. Just like the character she portays, Jackie is all about style, glamour and bold lips. 

Today I will be sharing Jackie's favorite Spring L’Oréal products which also happen to be a few of my favorites as well. Let's get started!

Jackie's best beauty trick is pairing a cat eye and bold lips together. She uses L’Oréal Paris Colour Rich Extraordinaire Liquid Lip Colour. I got the chance to test this lip color and it is extremely rich and silky smooth. The color is very pigmented, shiny and it smells devine. It is infused with many oils to help deliver perfection in three dimension. It's available in 16 different shades and retails for only $9.99. 

Jackie reveals that her oldest beauty tip from mom is putting smashed avocado on her hair once a month. This provides an inmense amount of shine instantly. A product Jackie loves using on her hair is the Advanced Haircare Total Repair Extreme Split Ends Fixer. To keep the hair sleek and frizz free. I'm currently using this on my hair while on vacation. It really flattened my naughty and stubborn hairs. This is a dual action leave-in treatment that helps to repair broken fibers and mends split ends. The reconstructive gel and resurfacing serum are mixed upon application to penetrate layers deep inside the hair fiber. Apply to damp hair after showering to help seal split ends. This retails for only $6.99. 

Jackie spills the beans when it comes to what she hates. She says "I hate my large pores! But I keep them at bay with L’Oréal Paris youth Code Pore Vanisher. This takes a breakthrough approach to fighting pores by targeting them on three dimensions, number, size and depth. Airlite povodos within the formula to give the skin a soft-focus finish on the surface of the pore. Formulated with the highest concentration Perline-P, it will also strengthen and tighten to shrink the apperance of pore size overtime. This retails for $24.99. 

Jackie and I share a few of the same things. Beauty icon, Selena. Favorite city, NYC. I also secretly discovered that she loves spicy food! We're like twins!

She cannot live without lipstick, loves a bright color manicure and loves spicying things up by changing her hair color. A style that has been trending lately is Ombre. I tried giving myself this trending touch and it didn't go as planned. For a glamourous subtle ombre affect try L’Oréal Paris Superior Preference Ombre Touch. This is a great way to illuminate your current look by adding streaks of light to the lengths and tips of your hair. The expert touch Applicator which is fine-toothed plastic brush, fits snugly onto the fingertip, provides maximum control as the brush glides smoothly over hair. This retails for $9.99.

A great color for this Spring season is L’Oréal Paris Colour Riche Nail in Wild and Free. With two new bold purples in the Trendsetter Collection the fashion-sorward colors were created to add a bold pop to your everyday look. This nail color provides pure, rich coverage high-wattage shine and rare color intensity. The polishes deliver supreme shine and color intensity thanks to Crystal Acrylics shine agents and ultra-finely dispersed color pigments. Developed with durable film-forming polymers, Colour Rich keeps nails strong coat after coat, while also providing maximum coverage and 10 days of hold. This retails for $5.99.

A great liner by L’Oréal Paris is Silkissime Eyeliner by Infallible. This is a unique silky pencil liner with a creamy, liquid formula. Designed to glide on like silk, this eyeliner can be applied to the lash or waterline to create a range of intense, edgy looks. It promises up to 16 hours of smudge-free wear and comes in four shades. This retails for $8.99. 

All items are available at www.lorealparisusa.com and at mass food and drug retailers nationwide.  

I hope you guys liked this awesome and very informative post. I'm currently soaking in the sun in The Dominican Republic with my family. If you guys want to come with me on this journey follow my hashtag #NYTMxDR on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

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April 18, 2014

Inch Of An Edge


Red is the most attractive color known the men and one of my favorites. In today's outfit I was going for a classy look with an inch of an edge. Any type of drapping (to me) represents classiness and of course leather stands for edginess. Put them both together and this is what you get:)

I'm currently in the Dominican Republic for a few days. If you would like to see my journey follow my hashatag #NYTMxDR on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter

April 14, 2014

High Coverage Concealer by Laura Mercier


We all have those sleepless nights once in a while and as a result wake up with dark eye circles. In my case, my dark circles are hereditary. Everyone in my dad's family has them and I've had them since I can remember. I love trying different methods to improve the darkness under my eyes but the best method is concealing them. Today I'm sharing a new concealer that is unbelievable when it comes to helping conceal your dark circles, faking a well-rested night of sleep and lasting all day.

 I've been using this High Coverage Concealer by Laura Mercier for over one week and I absolutely love it. At first I didn't know what to think of it because the consistency was thicker than my previous concealer. All you need is a tiny amount to conceal a very large area. As Laura says, a little goes a long way! This unique 3-in-1 concealer was designed to cover, de-puff and brighten under eye circles. The highly pigmented formula builds and blends flawlessly for professional makeup artist result and lasts all day long. The concealer was formulated with honey, vitamin E and fruit acid to nourish and smooth skin, and comes in 12 shades, so you can find your perfect match.

I like applying a tad under my eye area using my ring finger in a patting motion. I've always believed that your fingers are your best tool when it comes to applying makeup. If you follow me on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter you will notice the difference in the photos I've been posting this past week. My eye are looks brighter and smoother. If you guys are wondering the color I chose was a #3. If you would like more information or want me to film a video on my YouTube channel comment your thoughts below:)

If you like to purchase this Laura Mercier High Coverage Concealer or what I call 'miracle in a bottle' you can find it in any Laura Mercier counter or through this link HERE.

April 13, 2014

Sunday Dress


Today I will keep this post short and simple. I'm wearing a beautiful Maggy London dress that is great for any given Sunday. This dress is also perfect for special occasions such as weddings, birthday parties or simply brunch. The dress has beautiful details and the color screams out Spring. I hope everyone enjoys this beautiful day. 
Hoy voy a mantener este mensaje corto y simple. Llevo puesto un hermoso vestido de Maggy London, es perfecto para cualquier dia. Este vestido también es perfecto para ocasiones especiales como bodas o fiestas de cumpleaños. El vestido tiene muchos detalles bellos que lo hacen que sea único en su clase. Espero que todos disfruten de este hermoso día.

April 11, 2014

Bring It Outdoors


Spring has officially sprung and I have become obsessed with outdoor activities. There's something about the outdoors that just can't compare to anything. The smell of the grass and the view of the water help me relax and clear my mind off things.

I have different workout clothes for indoors and outdoors. I know that might sound crazy but I have my reasons. When I'm exercising indoors I like to wear tight fitted pants, a sports bra and a tight fitted top because I like to feel in one-piece. You know, the kind of one-piece that you can stretch, jump, twirl and everything will stay intact. On the contrary, when I exercise outdoors I like wearing a loose fitted tops like this Yoga Glyphs one because it really helps the breeze swing into the right places, if you know what I mean. This top is 100% supima cotton which provides softness + comfort to any activity, and lets not forget the super cute color and heart design. Today I'm going to show you my outdoor exercise clothes and share links to where you can buy your own workout gear.

La primavera ha llegado oficialmente y me he obsesionado con actividades al aire libre. Hay algo en el aire libre que simplemente no se puede comparar con nada. El olor de la hierba y la vista del agua ayuda a relajarme y aclarar mi mente de las cosas.

Tengo diferentes tipos de ropa de entrenamiento para interiores y exteriores. Sé que puede sonar loco, pero tengo mis razones. Cuando estoy haciendo ejercicio adentro me gusta usar pantalones apretados, un sujetador deportivo y una camisa ajustada porque me gusta sentirme en una sola pieza. Ya sabes, el tipo que puedes estirar, saltar , girar y todo se quedará intacto. Por el contrario, cuando hago ejercicio al aire libre me gusta usar camisas sueltas como esta de Yoga Glyphs, ya que realmente ayuda que la brisa entre en lugares adecuados, si sabes lo que quiero decir. Esta camiseta es de 100% algodón supima que proporciona suavidad + comodidad y no nos olvidemos que el color muy bonito y el diseño del corazón tambien. Hoy les voy a mostrar mi ropa de ejercicio al aire libre y compartire enlaces a donde se puede comprar su propio equipo de entrenamiento .