No more excuses! : New Lighting

Brighter days…

My biggest problem before Jude had a steady sleep schedule was lighting. I filmed a lot of videos mid day (around noon) and / night. At night the lighting was terrible because the lights in the kitchen were yellow. I went to Lowes hardware store to pick up fly killer stuff, and walked out with VERY affordable lighting.

(picture below with two panels on)

(one panel on)
(Just my over head light, no panels on)

As you can tell…it makes a huge difference! The lighting will be great for filming night time makeup tutorials / hauls / vlogs. Pretty excited about it.

The specs:

UtiliTech 18in./46cm Fluorescent Under Cabinet Light -$10 each

I think they look pretty good on the inner parts of my windows. I usually use this window for natural lighting, so it works out great.

I did buy different light bulb/tube because the one it came with a yellow tinted light. I replaced it with a cool white fluorescent F15 light. Make sure they are compatible in size. I asked for help. To save yourself a trip…ask for help! I had to go back.

I was so happy about this new addition I had to share it with you all!

I hope this helped anyone that needed new lighting on a budget 😉

*Latina Kisses*



  1. LaJLuna

    This is such an awesome idea, Love it. Thank you so much for sharing mamas not alot of gurus like to share their lighting secrets lol xoxo

  2. Melina

    I'm so glad you did this! I saw the picture on your twitter & was wondering what it was. I started a channel and of course, my lighting sucks so i'm so happy you let us know! 🙂 I will be going to Lowes soon & hunting these babies down!


  3. Jazz

    Seriously thankss!!! very helpful, dood your haters are funny cuz they take all their time and energy just to hate. Lame!! Your great Sonia! 🙂

  4. Jessie

    I love it when I get into organization moods AND have the mula to achieve it. It feels GREAT, doesn't it?! Can't wait to see these lights in action! =D


  5. Ea Verona

    Thanks for sharing boo and I agree with Dainty Darling Digits that this post was VERY helpful. Now I can be inspired all over again to do more videos with affordable lighting and still get amazing quality! I can't wait till you put these babies to work! Take care doll!! xoxo

  6. Alejandra

    @oooookay- Actually as u can see by the comments EVERYONE liked the post, cus it is helpful for alot of people since good cheap lighting is hard to find… Keep ur negitive comments to ur self.
    & thanks for sharing Sonia! 😀

  7. Anonymous

    to the person who said this is boring ..ur funny. anyway good idea sonia i am def gonna check out these lights ! (:

  8. themakeup101

    this is great! I bought one from walmart and it sucks! It's not as bright…where did you get the picture frame that's on your window on the left side? its so cute!!

  9. Anonymous

    This post was most definitely one of the least interesting ones, and I am allowed to have that opinion. I am not a Sonia hater, I actually find her makeup/beauty posts and the occasional life posts to be interesting… But that's why I come here, to read those kinds of posts, not about hooking up some lights. For those few of you who actually did like it, that's great but I bet not even a third will actually go out and buy these lights. Just sayin'!

  10. LizKS48

    I love it when a girl has good lighting! Good for you and aren't those lights the bomb?! 🙂 @oooookay Yeah we do and yes it was so get over it and stop assuming so much.

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