I would like you to meet Michael Todd, well his cosmetics.

Okay, so if you haven’t already picked up the newest issue of GLAMOUR,

what the heck are you waiting for?
So obviously from the title of this post I am not going to rave about the magazine because frankly I don’t have to, we all know its a great.
I just uploaded a video on YouTube, and I’m sure most of you are here because of it so welcome!
The video is an inspired look of the bubbly Vanessa Hudgens.
Lets get the FTC mumbo jumbo out of the way…
Yes they sent me the products for free, and No I was not paid for this post or my video.
On to the review…
This is all of what they sent me. I am going to be very honest with you, as I know a lot if not most of my subscribers trust my word and my opinion.
Some of these items I didn’t care for the colors not because they were ugly, just because they werent me. so I will probably store them away until I think of a look I might need a orange-red lip. I don’t love and don’t hate mineral makeup, but its not the first item(s) on my list.
With that being sad, I didn’t take pictures of the two that I got nor will I discuss them.
Now to the coolest product: Cream Glace Click Pen in “Nude”
You have to click them about 10 times before the product comes into the brush head.
Ive owned a few of these click types, so it was not a big deal.
The color is beautiful and I think its the perfect highlight for the lips.

The applicator is pretty bulky but also very light weight.

When I was loading the lip gloss I thought I broke it because its not clear how one would go about removing and refilling. Aside from minor flaws, I love it!

I think I had one “wtf?!” moments and it was with the brush that came in the palette.

The third time that I used it, the brush head from one end broke off.
I really do prefer my MAC / Sigma Makeup brushes over any other
brushes so I was not too surprised by the quality. Honestly how many times does anyone use the tiny little brushes palettes come with?

I always fell like KING KONG because my hands are so big and the brush is awkwardly tiny.


Here is the cake liner in “Black” that I used as an eyeshadow, and “Hummingbird” blush.
I have yet to use the cake liner for its original purpose, but the pigmentation dry its way better than my matte black from MAC I can tell you that much. The blush is very pigmented (= more money for your buck) so it would also work great for an eyeshadow and light contouring.

On to the liners. I obviously haven’t touched “grape” the purple liner, but “black ebony” is definitely a re buy. I have gone through 3 hip cream liners by Loreal only to find myself let with a crusty dry jar of yuck. This gel liner is tiny, but seriously, you only need to dip it once to get the job done.

The eyeshadow base is also a good product. I don’t like the initial texture because it feels too watery. After it hits the air, it almost changes form and looks more like a base should. I was happily surprised with this product.

The color is a perfect middle of white and nude.

Now if you have been following me, it will come to no surprise that I love the cream sticks.
These can be used all over the face according to the companies website, but I think they are perfect for cheek color.

The Everything Sticks

The top golden color is “Trixi” and the other is “Dixie”
The pink is lighter than I was hoping but I think it would be amazing for a quick touch up at the beach. I can definitely see myself throwing this in my overnight bag.

All in all, I was thankful to the company for introducing me and those of you who follow me to their company and its products. I looked up prices on their website as well as on a very popular website All Cosmetics Wholesale. and the prices are very reasonable considering there mentions in popular magazines.

Like I said already, I love the lipgloss pens, the cake liner, and of course my new favorites: the “Everything” sticks.

Keep it fabulous!

*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia

Blushing over Affordable Cream Blush Sticks

So you might know, if you follow me on twitter, that I was searching high and low
for these three beauties.
Blushable CREME STICK by N.Y.C. Color
Someone told me to check Rite Aid. I never go there because its in a shopping center that doesn’t really have stores that I visit. Good thing I have twitter because like a silly goose I went to 5 different CVS’s in about 2 days with no luck.
I was hearing mixed reviews on these sticks but being a loca for makeup, I wanted them anyways.
When I got home I was super excited to try them out. To my surprise, they were not greasy like I was informed by a lot of chicas who have them. They are not too hard too soft…
just right for what they are, sticks.

They run about $5 each so I felt like there was enough product in each tube for the price.
From left to right – South Street Seashell, Berry New Yorker, and Plaza Pink

Pink Plaza is a perfect highlight color, South Street Seashell is an amazing color, and I will use Berry New Yorker for contouring.

Here are the other colors that are available if you are interested:
The reason these are different from my MAC and NYX :
1. These guys are in a stick, and I can throw them in my bag without freaking out.
2. They were $5 and sold a the drugstore down the street, where they sell other affordable makeup and Nutter Butters.
3. They are not sticky and lay on the skin thick and heavy. You can build
up the color but when I reach for a blush stick I wanna slap it on really quick.
4. No brush = cute faster
5. see #4 for the best reason

Like in all my posts, tell me what you think. Hate them? Love them? Have them? What colors are your favorite.
Alright girl friends, Take cake and stay Fabulous!

*Latin Kisses*
-Sonia

I was "Just Bitten" by Edward…I mean Revlon

Today I went to my sisters house to watch “New Moon” I don’t know why we are watching the Twilight saga in reverse but I guess we are getting it done.
I went to CVS for some popcorn and I ran into this blood sucker…I mean lip stain.
Just Bitten Lipstain + Balm in the color “Frenzy”

The felt tip reminds me of a marker when I was in school.
I really like this kind of applicator because its easy to stay “in the lines”.
When I researched the product before I started this post, Revlon came out with a roller ball stain which sounded like it would get everywhere and make you look like you drank a pitcher of kool-aide.
The part of this product I did and didn’t like was the lip balm. I loved the smooth texture, the fact that there was no scent, and the mega shine without and stickiness…BUT what you see is what you get.
I would have made the balm retractable so that it lasts longer.

If you are intimidated by the packaging thinking your lips are going to be TOO dark, take a look at this swatch. This is one swipe. Above the stain is the balm…its so moisturizing my alligator skin sucked it up lol.

Now do not be alarmed by my mouth all up in your face.
This picture was taken in natural light and photoshop free so you can get an idea of how intense it could be. So overall I loved this lipstain and would recommend this product to first time users. It is a little pricey, $10 in drugstores, but worth every penny. Other colors that I want to try are “Twilight” and “Forbidden”. I want “Forbidden” just because its…uh…forbidden.
If you have one for these and love the color, let me know which one I should pick up.
Until next time, take care and stay FABULOUS!
*Latina Kisses*
-Sonia

NYX Cosmetics Cream Blushes

I bought these bad boys at IMATS in Pasadena yesterday, among other things, but I was so excited to try these on. I don’t know what it is about cream blushes that really gets me going.

These colors, Golden and Tea Rose, are nothing short of amazing. I really don’t know how much of a deal I got, but I’m sure I would pay up to $3 more for them.
When naming a product, I really wonder if they are inspired by the colors / textures or if they were stumped and look out the window or down in their Starbucks cups for names.
There is nothing golden about Golden, and ‘Rose Tea’ rolls off the tongue better than Tea Rose…but what do I know?

There are slight differences in packaging between the two but you get 0.21 oz with Golden and 0.19 0z with Tea Rose

As seen above, the colors are true to their pans. Even though Golden is light it is not as sheer as I thought it would be. Tea Rose is very thick and creamy and is easily over applied.

I don’t know about you ladies, but my favorite way to apply these suckers is with a SS190 by SigmaMakeup. Of course when we are having one of those “Oh sh*t I’m late!” days I will just use my fingers. Wash your hands cochinas.

Do you love or hate cream blushes and why? I think they are a lazy OR busy girl’s secret weapon. What brands and colors do you love and recommend?

Until next time, stay safe and fabulous!

*Latina Kisses*

-Sonia

Eyebrow Pencil Dupe!

I posted my new eyebrow routine a little over 2 weeks ago…it could be longer (the lord knows I’m all mixed up) and everyone was suggesting other products I should try. The main one was Maybelline’s Define-A-Brow and it was a potential dupe (duplicate) of my new MAC Eyebrow Crayon in “Spike” ($14). I also saw a bunch of videos showing Anastasia‘s brow products and I remember I bought one a long time ago and it was garbage.

In order from top to bottom MAC, Maybelline, and Anastasia.

As you can clearly see the first two are the same! I was sooooo excited to find a real dupe thanks to my viewers. The last line was made after practically scrubbing the heck out of my hand. I don’t know why I hung on to it. I should have returned it but I was being lazy, now I have a $25 dusty pencil.
They are not only the same color they are even built alike. They are similar to twist crayons I saw at the market the other day. You don’t need very much product to fill in both eyebrows, so I will have more than enough to hook up all the busted eyebrows in my family lol.

The only thing I would change is the comb. I don’t need it or use it unless I am trimming my brows. I really like the wand, its easier to use and blends the color at the same time.

I read a lot of comments saying the Define-A-Brow was too creamy. The one I have is in the shade “Dark Brown” and I think it is not creamy at all. I wouldn’t say that is dry, its just the right consistency to fill in the brows without them looking to fake and harsh.
Try it for yourself and let me know what you think!
-Sonia