Tuesday, July 22, 2014

BeautyConLA 2014 - Los Angeles

I am so excited to announce that I will be at #BeautyConLA 2014!


If you are not very familiar with what BeautyCon is, then let me explain: BeautyCon is a yearly conference that happens in London, Tokyo and Los Angeles. New York City actually had it for the very first time this year. As time progresses, it keeps expanding to other cities in the world. So, don't be too disappointed if it hasn't happened near you yet.  This conference brings you closer to the most influential fashion & beauty YouTubers, bloggers, Instagramers, Tumblrers, Pinners, and Tweethearts you most admire.

This is the 2nd year I will be attending. I cannot wait to meet those of you who will be at #BeautyConLA 2014 too! ♥


BeautyCon 2014 - Los Angeles is happening on Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Magic Box inside The Reef in Downtown LA. The event will begin at 10 am and will go on until 7 pm. The address to The Reef is 1933 South Broadway, Los Angeles CA 90007.

Make sure to register to attend by clicking HERE! There's a limited number of tickets, so make sure to do it as soon as possible. For more information about this event, check out the #BeautyConLA 2014 website.

If you want to know what happened at last year's BeautyCon, click HERE to read all about it! ♥

I hope to see you guys & gals there! In the meantime, I send you lots of love & light...

***August 15, 2014 Update: Due to unforseen circumstances & complications with my 2nd oral surgery, I will not  be attending BeautyCon 2014. Thank you for your understanding. -E.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

PHAMExpo 2014 Day 1 & 2 Makeup Looks

Hi everyone!

Last year, I shared my makeup looks for PHAMExpo and, this year, I decided to make it a tradition to give you the product breakdown. Because...Why not?! ☺ It's always fun to come up with different looks for these kinds of events to, later on, be able to look back and see how much your style & taste have changed. And, let's be honest, to make sure you don't repeat the same stuff year after year. So, here you have Day 1 & 2 Makeup Looks I wore to PHAMExpo 2014!

IG Image

***Disclaimer: I posted an image onto my IG requesting people to vote for which look they wanted to see first. Since the votes pretty much came in even, I have opted to disclose all the products used for both days on a single blog post.

Looks worn to PHAMExpo 2014! ♥ 


Friday, July 11, 2014

PHAMExpo 2014 Haul

Hey everyone,

Since we were out of town, I didn't get a chance to be near a computer to write about my purchases during PHAMExpo. I didn't buy nearly  as much as I had planned mainly because a) certain stuff was not at the show, b) the items were sold out by the time I got to those booths, c) I couldn't decide which foundations to get after all, or d) I didn't have enough money. I didn't bring as much money as I have to other shows, but I still managed to get some things I had my eyes on. This is the perfect  excuse to go shopping for more makeup later on... *wink* So , here you have it, my (small) PHAMExpo 2014 Haul:

***Special Note: The numbers inside the parenthesis (!) are the number of items purchased.

* THE GOODIES *


• Brett Freedman Mono-Shade Pencil in Milk  Choco (2) & Blondie  (1)
• City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Blush in Pink Grapefruit  (1)
• City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Lipstick in Necee  (1)
• City Color Cosmetics Contour Effect Palette (1)
• City Color Cosmetics Sunlight Trio in Collection 2  (1)
• City Color Cosmetics Timeless Beauty Palette in Gold  (1)
• Cozzette Mini Eye Contour Brush in S185  (2)
• Inglot Gel Eyeliner in 77  (2)
• J.Cat Beauty Wonder Lip Paints in Mimsy  (1), Looking Glass  (1) & Orange Delight  (1)
• Make Up Geek Blushes in Bliss  (1) & Spellbound  (1)
• Make Up Geek Eyeshadow in Cosmopolitan  (1)
• Make Up Geek Pigments in Liquid Gold  (1) & Utopia  (1)
• Miss Adoro False Lashes in #43  (3), DW  (3) & WSP  (5)
• Morphé Brushes in Deluxe Flat Contour MB30  (1), Oval Camouflage M224  (1) & Deluxe Oval Shadow S11  (1)
• Purely Cosmetics 100% Pure Silk Powder [Not Pictured] (1)
• Skindinavia Bridal Makeup Finishing Spray (1)

* THE FREEBIES *


While we were at the show, there were several companies that gave small gifts to people while waiting in line, these are the few things I scored:

• Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè Sample
• J. Cat Beauty Goodie Bag (provided by company for review).
• Parian Spirit Professional Makeup Brush Cleaner Wipe Sample
• Real Techniques Detailer & Accent  Brushes
• Rock Your Hair Spray It Hard Big Volume Hair Spray
• Sedona Lace Eyeshadow in Pink, Brick, Teal & Cream E/S (provided by company for doing IG contest).
• Tat2U Extreme Color Goodie Bag (provided by company for doing IG contest).

I had tons of fun at this year's PHAMExpo with my friends Linda (Beautzy) & Kat (IndieGoKat)! I can't wait for next year's event ☺

I'll be reviewing some of these items in the next few weeks after I have tried them a bit longer. Also, expect a giveaway pretty soon. I have some stuff in the works at the moment, so stay tuned for that!

Until next time...


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Review :: Victoria's Secret "Incredible" Sport Bra {Press Sample}

***Disclaimer: This is a sponsored blog post. Influenster provided me with complimentary Victoria's Secret products to test and review as part of a contest. This review is written with my honest opinion.

Hey everyone,

Hope every single one of you had a lovely & happy 4th of July with your loved ones! I disappeared from here for a bit because we went to visit some of Andrés' extended family in Oakland CA for the holidays. Now that we are back home,  I need a serious  cleanse & detox + I really need to get back into the swing of things again by eating right, working out and getting in shape which is where this particular blog post fits in perfectly... A few weeks back, I received the "Incredible" Sport Bra by Victoria's Secret (#VSSportBra) to use when I work out. I have been using the #VSSportBra constantly  and can now give you a full  in-depth review of this product.

IG image when I received the #VSSportBra Vox Box

Company claims, "A truly Incredible maximum support bra that's perfect for running, boxing, and high-impact workouts. With Body-Wick fabric to keep you cool and dry, and bonded, seamless technology for extra comfort. Plus, a super-soft elastic band and racerback. Get runway body in performance workout gear from Victoria's Secret Sport."

Thursday, July 3, 2014

PHAMExpo 2014 Recap {Photo Heavy}

Wow! What a weekend...!

I'm gonna keep the intro light & airy, so all of you can enjoy the pictures below to the max without having to read my boring ramblings. Plus, the photos have captions with all the details. All I'm gonna say is that I had the BEST weekend any girl-who-loves-makeup could ask for. PHAMExpo was an absolute  success & I enjoyed every second of it!

Honestly, I cannot wait for next year's festivities. The organizers of PHAMExpo did a fantastic  job & everything about it was 100% quality. I'm so happy I was able to attend and have an amazing time with my girls Linda (Beautzy) & Kat (IndieGoKat).

But, enough babbling...Enjoy! ♥

* DAY 1 *


This day was all about shopping & checking products out. I also got to see some beauty gurus, but it was definitely more about the makeup & learning experience part of the show...

Entrance to PHAMExpo at
Pasadena Convention Center.

My makeup for Day 1.

Registration Line.
How cute is that #PHAMExpo sign all lit up?

PHAMExpo Badge & Schedule of Events + Map.