Friday, August 31, 2012

Always Radiant Infinity


Product info:
Always Radiant Infinity pads feature a unique technology that conforms to each individual shape, delivering premium protection. Always Radiant Infinity pads are part of the Radiant Collection, a new complete offering of premium tampons, pads, liners and wipes that meets all of a woman’s feminine care needs. The new Collection stands out on shelves and features packaging and wrappers that compliment any girl’s unique style, making these products must-have accessories any time of the month.

My Review

I was very impressed with this new product from Always. It is super different to whatever I have tried before. First of all, the packaging of the box is so attractive and sophisticated:

Buy me, buy me!

Once I opened the package, the pad itself is soooo thin, and it has a subtle fresh scent. The pad is so thin when it's folded I'd say its about a quarter inch.

This is where it gets interesting. The design of the pad is so different, designed to absorb more than your regular pad, and I can see why: 


I had the chance to try them out, and it is super awesome. It is so thin you can barely feel it, it does absorb more than the regular pads I have used before. It stays in place and adapts to the shape of your body. I would HIGHLY recommend this pad for younger girls, since it is so thin and comfy it wouldn't be a problem getting used to it. 

Where to buy:
You can buy them at almost any retailer nationwide. Suggested retail price:  $3.99 - $5.49 (16 pads), $7.49 - $9.49 (32 pads)

Check out Tampax and Always!
 

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster

VEET wax strips



A bit of info:
This summer, keep your skin smooth for longer with VEET® Ready-to-Use Wax Strips for Legs & Body. The strips are specially formulated to remove hair on legs, underarms and bikini area from closer to the root than shaving for smoothness that lasts up to 4 weeks.

To keep legs smooth and free of hair for longer periods of time, use Veet Ready-to-Use Wax Strips for Legs and Body. I use them primarily on my legs. I have tried waxed before with other products, and this strips are by far the quickest, and less messy method for hair removal through waxing.
Does it hurt? Yes. It hurts a little when your pull the strips off the skin. The first time I did it, I didn't pull the strips fast enough so it got red and irritated, but once I got the hang of it, it was easy, quick and no irritation!


Tip:
Make sure you pull the skin tight as you pull the strip for a more effective waxing experience.
I love the little towels that come with wax strips for removal of extra wax, they are quite effective and leave the skin feeling smooth, with a very faint pleasant scent.
Where to buy?
You can find VEET Ready to Use Wax Strips at Walgreens, Target, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart!
Suggest retail price of the Wax Strips:  $9.99


Check out Veet's website!

Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen


What is it?
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration™ lotion sunscreen nourishes and pampers skin while providing broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and 12-hour moisturization when out in the sun.

This sunscreen is so awesome. Not only does it protect you from the sun with a SPF of 30, but it also hydrates the skin with its ultra-luxurious hydrating silk ribbons, It has a very sweet, tropical scent that resembles a mix of coconut and pineapple. It lasts a long time as well.  It leave the skin feeling so soft and smooth. I love the everything about it, and it is definitely a new favorite!


You can find Hawaiian Tropic products at most major retailers.
Suggested retail price: $8.99 for a 6oz bottle
For more information go to Hawaiian Tropic's Website


Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary for testing and review purposes from Influenster

Bath & Body Works NEW & Improved Shower Gel



My new favorite body wash in the world!

The Bath & Body Works NEW & Improved Shower Gel exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter, making it the richest, bubbliest lather that gives you softer, cleaner skin.Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine for lather that bursts with fragrance!F Exclusively at Bath & Body Works.
 
I have always liked Bath and Body works products, specially their hand soap. I have tried a bunch of their body washes before, but I had never tried the one called Paris Amour.

This one is by far a new favorite! I am seriously thinking about getting the perfume. The scent lingers on your skin long after you have gotten out of the bath/shower. Highly recommended!!
  • Top Notes: Sparkling Mandarin, Petite Strawberry, Cassis, Pink Champagne, Apple Blossom, Dewy Freesia
  • Middle Notes: Luscious Peach, Jasmine Petals, French Tulip, Water Lily, Frangipani

The Bath & Body Works NEW & Improved Shower Gel exclusive formula is now enriched with Shea Butter, making it the richest, bubbliest lather that gives you softer, cleaner skin.Moisturizing Aloe Vera and skin-loving Vitamin E combine for lather that bursts with fragrance!
If you would like to buy this specific one go HERE

You can find Bath & Body Works products at a registered retail store near you!
Suggest retail price of the Shower Gel:  $11.00 (Full Size, 10oz.), $5.00 (Mini Shower Gel, 3oz.)
For more information about this and other products go here:


Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NYC New York Color

I love, love, love NYC New York Color!!!

What is it?? 
Liquid Lipshine ($2.49). It has pure pigments that created a 3-D gloss effect. Vitamin E provides shine and a moisturizing feel. The formula is non-sticky, super shiny & soft. Available in 10 on-trend shades from neutral nudes, to berries & fuchsias. You can buy it at Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Family Dollar, Duane Reade, Kmart, HEB, and others.  

I love how shiny it is, how it lasts for a long time before you have to reapply and how it does not dry out my lips like other lip glosses. I have mine in "Nude New York". This color allows me to do a natural makeup look, or do a dramatic eye makeup look, without going overboard with the makeup. It is so glossy it looks wet!

The Verdict?
I would definitely try again, but in different colors! It cannot get any better than this for less than three bucks.

For more information on NYC products, go here:


Disclaimer: I received this product complimentary to test through Influenster’s VoxBox program.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Oasap High Street Fashion


Have you heard of Oasap High Street Fashion??
If you haven't paid them a visit you are missing out!
They have everything a fashionista can ever dream of: from cute accessories such as earrings and purses, to beautiful dresses for any occasion.
The best thing about Oasap is its amazing variety of clothing. I can guarantee you will find something you will like whatever your style is. They have a HUGE, I mean HUGE selection of clothing, at super affordable prices.

Oasap also has an amazing Fashion Blogger Program, which I am so happy and grateful to be part of. Here is the item I picked:

Distinctive Contrast Lace Panel Short Bat Sleeve T-shirt





This is a beautiful top. I specially love the lace detail on the collar part of the top. It is one size, and I wear a size medium, but it fits beautifully.
The fabric is super breathable and cool, perfect to wear during the hot months of summer. It is a very versatile top, you can wear it casually, with jeans or shorts, or pair it up with your favorite skirt for a night out at the club. It fits tightly on the bottom part, and it's loose at the top.
I have gotten so many compliments on this top from friends, it is already a favorite of mine!


I would like to invite you to join its Fashion Hunter Program where you can get freebies in exchange a post on your lookbook, chictopia or blogspot.
PS: If you join through this invite and approved to be Oasap Fashion Hunter, I’ll get $8 cash credit. You can invite your friends and get money too. Join Now.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Indian Market


Indian Market is a huge event for Native Americans all over the country and people from ALL OVER THE WORLD come to buy exquisite pieces of art and jewerly. It happens in Santa Fe, New Mexico, every year in August on the Plaza located Downtown. The event is so huge that several streets are closed down for pedestrian use. The streets are filled with vendors from all over the US. In the market you can find art by different Native American tribes: Navajo, Hopi, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Chemehuevi, Cheyenne, Cochiti Pueblo, Oglala Sioux, Jemez Pueblo, Acoma Pueblog, Cherokee, Dakota, Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo, Nambe Pueblo, Potawatomi, Zuni, Arapaho, among many, may others. They have from small pottery to huge, intricate, elaborate designs in marble. Women walk around the plaza wearing beautiful turquoise and silver necklaces, earrings, belts, bracelets and/or rings and men walk wearing silver belt buckles and other pieces. There are also food vendors offering classic Native American foods such as the Navajo Taco. I wish I could've taken pictures of my favorite pieces, but pictures were restricted, for copyright purposes.
Indian Market is a great way to see things and learn about Native American culture and history. I am so lucky to have experienced it yet another year.

Wearing a skirt by Chana, Native American Concho belts, earrings and bracelet

Beautiful Navajo Native American silver necklace and silver bracelet

Native American turquoise and silver watches

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

NOTD - Nutra Nail Gel Perfect Review



I recently received the Nutra Nail Gel Perfect kit from Total Beauty as a community perk. I was excited to have gotten this product because I have never tried or heard about something like this before.

What is Nutra Nail Gel Perfect?
- It is a UV-Free gel-color for nails.
- Super shiny
- Sets rock solid in 5 minutes

Here is a picture of the package:


So, what's inside?
1 Set of instructions (Warnings, troubleshooting and $3 off Nutra Nail products included)
1 Gel color bottle (in Moonstone)
1 Activator
1 Cleaner

The Cleaner is clear before opening, it is blue because I took this picture after using it


How do I apply it?
A lot of people didn't like that the activator was like super-glue. But this was what made the color set in so well.
I read the instructions. They were five easy steps to follow. However, it says to cover five nails at once with the applicator and then go through every nail with the color, making sure the Activator didn't dry. Since this was supposed to be done quick, and when I do my nails I want to be careful, not rushed. Because of this, I decided to do one nail at time. I thought that would work better for me. It did. One or two nails at time works better because that way you don't have to worry about the Activator drying before applying the color. One thing to point out, try to avoid the Activator making contact with the skin, since it is like super glue and it will be hard to take off (it happened to me). Two coats work good, making sure you apply the Activator between coats. After working on one hand, make sure you clean the brush of the nail color by wiping off excess color with a paper towel and then putting the brush in the cleaner. And using the brush from the cleaner to apply color to the other hand.
If you would like to learn more about the company or the product itself go to their page HERE.

Does it work?
Yes. The color is so nice, shiny and overall beautiful. It is very hard and did not come off when doing stuff like dishes or cleaning. It doesn't chip or break easily. Two coats were enough for me. No need for bottom/top coat.




Where can I buy it? How much does it cost?
You can buy it from Soap.com HERE for about $17.25 including shipping costs. If you don't want to pay extra for shipping, then you can get it at your local Walmart for $10. For a printable coupon of $3 dollars in savings go HERE.

The Verdict?
I was surprised a lot of people didn't like it. I liked it quite a lot. It is different, not like nail polish and the box says it is NOT nail polish. I would buy again in a different color.



Disclaimer: I received this product from TotalBeauty.com as a token for participating in the newly launched community. I was not told to review it. All opinions are completely honest and my own.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Latina Beauty VoxBox Unboxing!!!!



Yay! A few weeks ago I got selected to test out the Latina VoxBox that Influenster gave out. I just got it yesterday. Here is what I found inside:


1 Full size VEET Ready to Use Wax Strips, Leg and Body, $9.99
NYC New York Color Liquid Lipshine, full size $2.49
NEW Bath and Body Works Shea-Enriched Signature Collection Shower Ge, mini, $5
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen, mini size.
Always Radiant Infinity Pads, pack of 16, $6.99
Always Tampax Radiant Collection bonus product for a girlfriend!!!

This is my FIRST VoxBox from Influenster, I am very excited to have been selected and I'm looking forward to testing out each and every single product in the box.

If you don't know what's Influenster: it's a program where you can test out products for FREE as you unlock badges, so long as you give feedback. This is completely free!!! To sign up, go to Influenster.com


Monday, August 6, 2012

11:11 Tommy Torres


Another lyrical gem by amazing singer/songwriter Tommy Torres just came out, it's called 11:11.
This song is similar to the last song Querido Tommy, in the sense that it is also more like beautiful poem read out lout. The lyrics are so romantic, sensual, and different than what we're used to in music nowadays. The music and style of this song are so nice and relaxing.
This song talks about him having a hard, long week and not having any energy to go out on the weekend, but somehow,  around 10:10 p.m. he starts to play around. He feels so lucky to wake up next to her in the morning. The lyrics are sexy, and romantic. Here is my favorite part of the song:

...Pero algo me dice
que en las noches tan lentas
la luna se crece
y la magia comienza,
se por experiencia que la cosa calienta
como a las once y once ya verĂ¡s.

 
You know, sometimes I feel really lucky I am a Spanish speaker. I get to listen and understand beautiful music, just like this song. Thanks Tommy Torres, for making art for the ears!!!

Check out the music video below:


Saturday, August 4, 2012

Tesla and I


Tesla and I have so much fun together.

She is so crazy, smart and active. I love her! 

Get a kitten, you'll never be bored. :)

What? I like to hang out in the bathtub sometimes

Look up!

You're so comfy mommy!

Where's the spaghetti? I want some too!

Aaaahhhhh!!!! Stop taking pictures of me!
  
Okay I'm better now