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Favorite Shop Friday-EyeBuyDirect

Araceli V.

Hey babes!

I’m late in getting you January’s Favorite Shop Friday featuring my FAVE eyeglass website…. EyeBuyDirect.

Ok, I’m not sure how many of you know how eye challenged I am, I can’t see anything without my glasses or contacts. So it’s safe to say that I love to rock some style with my glasses because I wear them ALL the time.

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Because I need options, I also need my options to be inexpensive+ good quality, that’s where EyeBuyDirect comes in. If you have normal prescription, you’re in luck because most lenses with prescription will cost you under $60-100. They also have options to add Blue Light lenses for those of you that sit in front of a computer… ahem… like moi. 🙋‍♀️

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I’m obsessed with them, I have 3 pairs already. If you’re looking for budget eyewear, check them out.

P.S. Right now they’re having a 30% off sale. Use Coupon Code: SUPER30

Beauty Favorites of the Month-January

Araceli V.

Hey bbs!

I’m finally back from a very impromptu trip to Mexico and ready to share all the beauty goodies I used for the month of January and my trip.

So I treated myself to a few makeup finds from Marshall’s. Let me tell you guys, there’s beauty GEMS for a fraction of the price at Sephora or Ulta. Totally recommend you hit up your local Marshall’s or TJMaxx to get stocked up on high-end beauty finds.

Ok, so here’s all the make up & skincare I’ve been using & loving for December and January:

Kevyn Aucoin The Brow Gel Pencil retail $28.00

Grab it on Amazon for $18.99 here!

This is hands down my favorite eyebrow pencil and I’m really sad that it’s esssspensive. What makes this pencil different is the consistency. The pencil has a gel formula that not only offers a great color but gives your eyebrow a natural hold. This means no additional step of eyebrow gel. P.S. it only cost me $5.99!

The Ordinary High Coverage Foundation ret. $6.90

Pick it up here!

I know, I know, I keep mentioning this foundation from The Ordinary but for good reason. It’s absolute perfection. The formula is high coverage but doesn’t look or feel heavy. It gives my skin the look of how I actually want my skin to look like. Please do me the favor of trying it it, you won’t regret it. Plus it’s the equivalent to 2 coffees, so basically you need to try it.

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Powder Foundation

Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Powder Foundation in DEEP PF12 ret. $56

Grab it here for 50% off!

Ok, hear me out on this. I wasn’t happy with the bronzer/contour color I was using and set out for a better formula and found it in this powder foundation. The formula is a super fine & silky texture that rivals any bronzer I have at the moment. Take it from me, use a powder foundation in a darker skin tone than yours as a bronzer/contour and you’ll never look back. Also, I snatched this high-end gem for $13. Talk about a deal!

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

Don’t be a dummy like me and pay $6 more at Sephora and pick it up here!

My lips live a pretty tragic life during winter and as usual I was on the hunt to help them out and found relief with this super cute & hydrating lip mask by Laneige. Not only does it smell like

Laneige lip sleeping mask

Jade Roller by Honey & Be

Buy here!

I’m a firm believer in the miracles of facial massage and have been loving using my very luxe Honey Jade roller from Honey & Be as a pre-skincare step. After cleansing my face I apply my fave serum and start massaging my face in an upwards motion. I notice a difference in the puffiness of my eyes decreasing after using the cool jade roller. I even took it with me to Mexico to help with yummy food face bloating.

Use coupon code ARACELI15 for 15% off your purchase

honey&bedaily jade facial massage roller

What beauty goodies have you been loving this month? Please share!

Beauty Favorites of the Month-November

Araceli V.

Hey bbs!

Happy November, these last few months have been flying been, like damn. Today I’m sharing all my favorite beauty goodies that I’ve been using for this month.

Let’s do this…

the ordinary retinol 0.5% in Squalane product review

The Ordinary Retinol 0.5% in Squalane

I recently founds out that I have a dairy allergy and my skin is going crazy. Anytime I have ANY type of dairy, yes, that means Ranch (feel free to cry for me) my skin turns into a scaly monster. yuckk!! This skincare product has been saving my face (literally!). I know, I know, Retinol sounds scary but I promise you this stuff is painless to use and leaves you with the most gorgeous supple and dewy skin.

Coverfx Blurring Primer

I’ve been filming alot of videos for my channel and needed a primer that was going to withstand a full day of makeup + possibly blur out those pesky pores near your nose & forehead. This primer does the job, it goes on really silky and really does blur out pores and leaves a great canvas for makeup.

Temptu X Boxycharm Liquid Glow

This liquid glow is AMAZING! I’ve been using it with my foundation for an extra dewy look. It has a great consistency that pairs well with matte + even glowy foundation formulas. The finish is like a beautiful rose gold almost vacation vibe.

the browgal by tanya crooks convertible brow 02 review

The Browgal by Tanya Crooks in Convertible Brow 02

I’m having an eyebrow moment right now and have been waiting for this day. The day I no longer have to maintain my eyebrows. I rarely (like every 2 mos) pluck my brows because I’m loving the fuller bushier brow. So I love using this powder to fill in the sparse areas to finish off the brows. Also, the colors are great eyeshadows if you’re in a pinch!

Bare Mineral Soft Focus Explore Eye & Cheek color

As part of my simple everyday makeup, I dug through my makeup case for a neutral brown and found this loose eyeshadow that is perfection. It’s the perfect muted color that goes with pretty much everything.

What beauty products have you guys been loving this month, share! I’d love to test out some more beauty goodies.