Drug Store Haul!

Physicians Formula

Warm Nude Shimmer Strips All-In-One

This product is perfect for beginners because it is so versatile and the back has instructions on how to use! The strips can be used as individuals or as a whole and work as eyeshadow, eyeliner, blush, highlighter and bronzer. In LOVE!

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Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Fakeout Mascara:

The first time I tried this mascara I forgot to curl my eyelashes. However, even with my forgetful moment this mascara immediately showed volume and length!

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Happy Booster Glow & Mood Boosting Illuminating Bronzing Veil:

Let’s be real, I got this because of the cute packaging. The bronzer has shimmer, so if that’s a no for you, stay away. Although I don’t like shimmer in my bronzers, this as a blush gives such a beautiful natural glow.

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Baked Blush Rose D’Oro:

Such a perfect baked blush! Will work on so many skin types and colors, definitely a must try!

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Bella Sand and Bella Cappuccino:

Although these eyeshadows are not as pigmented as other eyeshadows, they are such amazing transition shades. I packed one onto the other and I was even asked by two strangers what eyeshadow I was using. If you are a all natural girl, this is for you!

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Wet and Wild

Color Icon: Eye Shadow Trio

Packed with pigment for such a low price! This is also helpful for beginners by stating which eyeshadow should be used in the brow bone, crease and eyelid. 

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Love Nicole

OOTD

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” For this outfit I wanted to combine a laid back look with the glitz and glam of sequins. I love sequins and they are not that easy to style with. I kept the top and the trousers neutral and added the gold sequined jacket and the purse for that extra sparkle. I kept my makeup simple and the bold lip compliments the lights in the outfit. I will definitely be incorporating basic pieces with sparkle in the near future!”

Top: Bought in Thailand
Jacket: Charlotte Rousse
Pants: Topshop
Purse: Primark
Shoes: New Look

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“For this look I leaned towards effortless and comfortable. The skirt is an interesting length, which works well for girls of any height. While the basic white t-shirt is something anyone could have. I paired with the right accessories, like this Zara statement necklace and Primark pointy heels. This look is perfect work attire, yet it can still be rocked during afternoon cocktails with your colleagues!”

Skirt: Forever 21
Basic Long Sleeve: Gap
Statement Necklace: Zara
Bracelets and Heels: Primark
Purse: Coach

love nicole and andrea

Unreal Experiences

A couple of weeks ago, Nicole and I had one of those encounters, you would never in a million believe that actually happen, unless you experience them in the flesh. By chance (or luck!) we met Matt Daniel- Baker, magician and mind reader, at the Hilton Wembley in London. Let me clarify that I was very skeptical about mind reading and things like that. I always expect to discover or find the source of the trick.  What started as a few card tricks that were pretty great, ended up being one of the most mind boggling and coolest experiences we have ever had. Words can not describe our shock at what was happening before our very eyes. Luckily, we have a video to show you all how amazing the power of the mind is and that indeed these things happen! We could only wish we would have captured our entire interaction with Matt, as our faces would have proven how amazing this encounter was. 

Here it is! Enjoy!

 

Matt Daniel-Baker is available for bookings and you can find him at:
http://www.themagician.tv

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OOTD- Colorful Palette

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“Dont be afraid to play with colors. I love mixing colors and using bold pieces to make a statement. The skirt and top made a great color combination, but the Bershka statement necklace, and Mario Hernandez colorful purse is what brings the outfit together. I kept it light with the New Look heels so the eyes wander from my statement necklace down to my purse. My tip? Try to make the eyes go from one piece to another smoothly even if you are playing with bold pieces.”

Top: Forever 21
Skirt: H&M
Heels: New Look
Necklace: Bershka
Purse: Mario Hernandez Colombian Designer

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” I have owned this skirt for such a long time and never knew how to style it. As I am preparing to move, I found it in my closet and decided to play with it. I paired it up with a black bandeau to keep all the attention on the flowy skirt and style it with a leather jacket, to give it a rocker-ish vibe. I love this leather(faux) jacket, as it keeps me warm and goes well with virtually anything!”

Jacket: Mango
Bandeau: ASOS
Maxi Skirt: Gatsby
Shoes: New Look
Purse: Marruecos Colombian Leather

love nicole and andrea

Sephora and MAC Haul!

Urban Decay All Nighter – Makeup Setting Spray

This is the second time I purchase this product. I can’t leave the house without setting my makeup with this. Love it!

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NARS – Sheer Glow Foundation (Medium / Dark)

This IMMEDIATELY evened my skin tone. The foundation is sheer and buildable coverage. When in hot weather, I set with a translucent powder however in cold weather the foundation can be used by itself. Leaves my skin hydrated, softer and immaculate.

Note: This foundation is best for normal, normal-to-dry and dry skin types.

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MAC – Mineralize Loose Foundation (Medium / Dark)

If you are a girl that does not wear a lot of makeup, this is for you! It is medium buildable coverage, which means it is soft and light, however, its able to cover redness and dark circles. This loose foundation is perfect to wear on its own, or set a liquid foundation.

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Anastasia Beverly Hills – Beauty Express for Brows and Eyes

How did I ever live without this? This kit includes everything you need for perfectly groomed eyebrows including stencils, brow powder, highlighter and brush! If you don’t know where to start with your eyebrows, this is the kit for you!

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Laura Mercier – Secret Brightening Powder

I HAVE to set my concealer with a translucent powder, but the ones I have gotten in the past caused flashback. Not this! Although it adds an invisible lightening boost it does not appear on camera.

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NARS – Radiant Creamy Concealer (Biscuit)

I’M IN LOVE! Are you ready for how amazing this concealer is? It is: long wearing, crease proof, paraben-free, alcohol free, fragrance free, and non comedogenic. The formula is lightweight but is easily buildable, and goes on so smooth that it conceals and highlights at the same time, its just perfect!

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MAC – Sheertone Shimmer Blush (Sunbasque)

One of Jacklyn Hills favorite blushes is my new love. A blush and a bronzer in one! This won me over!

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Love Nicole

Puerto Rico: Café Cortés Chocobar

Café Cortes Chocobar

Location: El Viejo San Juan, Calle San Francisco
Time: Tuesday – Sunday: 8am – 6pm
Monday: Closed

Who doesn’t like chocolate?! Well I know a few people, and its just weird! Do they truly understand what they are missing out on?! The number one, non-guilty indulgence ever?! This new restaurant is an innovative gastronomic experience where chocolate is the number one star. You can find a wide range of food ranging from waffles to drinks, as well as sandwiches and salads. Yes, sandwiches with chocolate. Weird right? Delicious! As I am always one to experiment, and I love living the experience, this is a must if in the area. The chocolate is from the Chocolate Cortes Corporate Group, a Puerto Rican based company, so if you are from the island, support your people and if not, come taste some amazing Puerto Rican chocolate! My favorite: the chocolate waffles. Do I need to say more?
From dinning in pitch darkness at Dans Le Noir to chocolate heaven at Café Cortes Chocobar, I’m up for an experience and this did not disappoint!

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Website: here.

Love Nicole

OOTD

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“I just love the combination of colors and patterns on this look! The purple hues of the shorts mixed with the simplicity of a white button down and the pops of pink make for a colorful yet sophisticated outfit. I decided to mix patterns and use a leopard print skinny belt to create an eye catching difference in textures. Paired with simple makeup and a bold lip, this ensemble is perfect for a breezy summer day or a night out, not to cold …not to hot… just how I like it!”

Blouse: Topshop
Shorts & Necklace: Miss Selfridge
Belt: Gap
Shoes: New Look
Purse: Zara


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“This sleeveless blazer gives the outfit a sophisticated look, while the grey t-shirt gives it a laid back look. Tie it all together and this outfit fits in for a casual business meeting, or a casual night out. The Dorothy Perkins heels are so unique, I HAD to have them. Pearl accessories are my go-to items! If you never know what to wear, don’t be scared to dress up a basic item like this grey t-shirt.”

Shirt: Gap
Sleeveless Blazer: Primark
Heels: Dorothy Parkins
Necklace: H&M
Accessories: Forever 21
Purse: Marruecos Colombian Leather

love nicole and andrea