Product of the Night:

Mrs Whippy Ballistic by LUSH

I have been loving so many products lately that I have decided to do”Product of the Night” posts. These will be also put together at the end of the month for a favorites video.

I was drawn to this particular bomb because of its shape and colors. Its a sweet smell, but not as sweet as I was expecting. At first glance, and after reading the name Mrs. Whippy, you would think it would smell like whipped creme. Don’t get me wrong…the scent is sweet. Its the action in the tub is why I will replacing this item on my soap/ballistic rack.

This next picture is of the white part, and the following picture is of the pink part.

I didn’t know that there were two parts to this ball…it was just an added surprise! There were so many bubbles and the water was nice and milky. The best part was…I didn’t even use the whole thing! I usually put the ball/bar in a bag and give it a nice bang on the counter and add a few pieces at a time. This will stretch the product and save you money.

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A little info from the official website:

Although she looks shamefully like a whipped strawberry meringue, Mrs. Whippy would be none too pleased if you took a bite! Instead, drop her in your bath water to fill your tub with delectable strawberry ice cream-scented foam. Mrs. Whippy is a bit slow at fizzing, so she’s best for long, indulgent soaks. Mrs. Whippy has powdered soya milk in the middle, so the water becomes extra softened when the Bath Bomb fizzes down to the centre. It’s a milk bath like Cleopatra used to have and it’s great for comforting the skin after frolicking outdoors. Jack Constantine created this one for his wife; he wanted a soothing, creamy bath that would relax her and leave her skin as soft as a vegan alternative to silk. Just don’t tell Mr. Whippy!

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I hope you guys enjoyed this short little post!

*Latina Kisses*

-Sonia

Easter Outfit of the Day – Late Posting

HAPPY EASTER!

I know, I’m a little late. If I see another egg I might kill myself lol. It was a nice day filled with good food, people, and eggs! The night before I was stressing that I didn’t have anything to wear. I like how I have a walk-in closet and I still say “I don’t have anything to wear!” I hate that.
We hit Target and Forever21 and this dress is what Ryan picked out for me.

What I am wearing:

Dress by FOREVER21

Necklace by FOREVER21

Coat by FOREVER21

Shoes by BCBG Girl
First on the agenda : Church

I’m on a fresh flower kick. Tulips are love.
There are tons of colorful roses in this arrangement. After Jude took a short cat nap, we changed into casual clothing then it was time to check out his Easter basket I put together. (picture via Twitter) He got a bible, play instruments, bubbles, candy, toys, and a stress ball…for mommy haha.

We went to a beautiful park in Huntington Beach…I forget the name but it was huge!

Jude is wearing:

Jacket by H&M

Blue thermal long sleeve by The Childrens Place

Jeans by H&M

Boots by WalMart
Egg Hunt Time!!

I helped hide over 300 eggs, so I was sure Jude would find at least a few.

My dress is by Fashion Q, sandals by Chinese LaundryLast year Jude was too young and wasn’t able to walk just yet, so it was nice to see him being active and part of the festivities.

It was a long fun day. He played in the sand, ate a huge piece of chicken all by himself, and found eggs like a big boy! He had a seat under a tree to look at his loot 🙂

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend.

*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia

Mothers Day Contest!! – Sigma Makeup Brushes

Calling all Moms!

Okay, I know what some of you are saying to yourself: What the heck! I don’t have a kid! Well you didn’t get here without one, or maybe you were raised by someone who wasn’t your mom…so improvise accordingly chicas. Of course by now, we all know that my favorite kinds of brushes have to be by Sigma. Sigma has always been good to me and were happy to sponsor a contest I wanted to hold for Mothers Day.

Since you are here on my Blog, you get a head start! Thats one of the beneifts of subscribing/following my blog…you hear it first. The prizes are :

Make me Up Brush Set (Top two videos)

The sets come in a few different colors, so if you are the winner…you get to choose the color!

Also 2 runner-ups will be getting their hands on my favorite brush

Flat Top Kabuki F80 Contest break down:

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You need to be a subscriber

Videos need to be a response to my contest announcement video (video coming soon)

Video must mention the contest

Video must be of your child doing your makeup OR you doing your mom’s / mother figure’s makeup

NO SORE LOSERS PLEASE

Good luck, and have fun!

*Latina Kisses*

-Sonia

Banner(s) Contest *OPEN*

Tick Tock
So its that time again, CONTEST TIME!!! I know that its been a while and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it, the prize is this awesome watch by Phosphor .
There are two of these babies up for grabs. The Phosphor Appear watch comes in a few different band colors: White (mine), Red (prize), Black, and Pink.

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Driven by Micro-Magnetic Mechanical Digital (M3D) technology, the Phosphor Appear watch utilizes miniature-sized rotors adorned with Swarovski™ crystals that revolve to reveal numerical or chronological information. With each minute, an electrical pulse generates an electromagnetic field that changes the position of the crystals on the face of the watch, to elegantly display the passing time, while producing a distinctive sound unique to the Phosphor Appear digital watch line.

The basic “time” mode features a 12-hour display, with the hours positioned above the minutes on the face. The watch face also offers a “seconds” mode and “off” mode, showing an entire face of crystals with no time display.

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This is what the watch looks like without the studio effects. Its also go a plastic film that is protecting the face of the clock from getting scratched. Ill leave it on there, and the winner can remove it.

I have been wearing this crystal-ed out wrist candy almost everyday since I got it in the mail. I don’t think I have ever received so many compliments on an accessory in my life. You can have one just like me…

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CONTEST GUIDELINES:

I need a new banner! There are going to be two winners, so I need two banners, one for my blog and the other for my youtube channel .

Things to consider when making my banners: I love Pink, Glitter, Cupcakes, Vintage prints, Candy, Makeup, Animal Prints, and of course you horse…my son Jude.

For my Channel I would love for it to have a few buttons: My blog http://www.sccastaneda.com/ My twitter: http://www.twitter.com/soniaccastaneda My breastfeeding group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/breastfeedingbeauty/ and My Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sccastaneda

For my Blog I would love for it to have 2 buttons: My YouTube Channel http://www.youtube.com/sccastaneda and Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/soniaccastaneda

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Now you can enter for the blog or for the youtube channel or both.

Please send me your entry to sccastaneda@gmail.com

Good Luck!

*Latina Kisses*

-Sonia

Ps: For those of you who are not computer savy, I am not obviously, keep in touch because I have another video contest coming soon!!

I whip my hair back and forth

Rapunzel, Rapunzel let down your hair…then dye it!

Yes, I finally did it! I got extensions for my hair. I have had extensions a while back, like 4 years ago, but the quality was never this great. I tweeted a couple of weeks ago about wanting to know what brand/line of extensions was the best and I received tons of feedback. Almost most of the replies mentioned FOXYLOCKS Extensions so I was very interested.
I was lucky to have been contacted by the very beautiful Imogen from FOXYLOCKS, and she sent me a set of 20” Clip-ins.
(10 tracks/pcs in a full set)

I have had my tracks sewn in before but it was so hard to keep up. Washing my hair was literally a pain in the neck. Also when removing them resulted in hair loss in the area the tacks were in.

I know that there is the glue method, it stinks and I didn’t like the fact that they will eventually slowly fall out. The glue reminds me of eyelash glue but with a stronger smell.

Clip-ins are the safest for your hair, and being able to take them out at night is the best!

There are many natural colors to choose from, and I was sent ‘Darkest Brown 2’. This would have been great if I didn’t dye my hair!
Here is the slight contrast below. Its subtle in this picture but was a huge difference in the natural light. I was dying my hair at almost midnight after Jude was tucked in, the only light I had was from my vanity.
Problema: My hair was too dark!
Solution: Dye it the same flippin color, same brand, box, everything!
I purchased the Garnier Nutrisse Hair Color in ’40 Dark Brown’ from CVS, $9.50 USD

Follow instructions labeled on box.

I lined my sink with a large plastic garbage bag to keep the area as clean as possible.

Starting with one track…the largest, I saturated the hair and continued the process to the others.

Depending on the brand of hair dye, you will need to let the hair set for 10 to 45 mins.

After the set time is up, rinse till the water is clear. Wash with shampoo and conditioner.

(Left dyed extension / Right w/o dye)

Dry and style as desired.

This finished look! My hair matches perfectly!

I am so happy with the results. I didn’t need extensions for length, but it did make my hair look a lot fuller when I put them in. I have tried so many different brands, synthetic to 100% human hair, and nothing compares!

I whip my hair back and forth – Willow Smith
*Latina Kisses*

-Sonia