Next Destination: Los Angeles, California

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Hi there!

Here we go again with another brand new week, another fresh start, another chance to make it phenomenal.  You must be wondering by now, “Silvana, you’re going to LA again?” Well, indeed I am! I will be flying over there this weekend for a mini getaway to my favorite city. I feel like there has been so much going on and so many thoughts in my head, that I need to get away for a bit. So, I did it. I bought a plane ticket to California. I can’t wait to see the beautiful coast, ride down Pacific Coast Highway and hike! There is so much to do in so little time! Okay, I am getting too excited thinking about it. Remember that post about the job offer in the west coast? I can’t lie, I have been thinking about what if I had taken that job? I wonder where I’d be right now. Would I be succeeding in the industry? Just random thoughts that come to mind from time to time. I am still beyond grateful that I got the opportunity to interview for that company. If you don’t know by now, I am a girl that loves change in her life. No, I’m not saying drastic changes but even a slight change in my daily routine would do it. I get bored if my days consist of the same exact thing every single day. For example, when I get to the office in the mornings, I make a cup of coffee -specifically Starbucks Pike Medium Roast with one hazelnut creamer- but I looked down at the K-cups today and I was just, well, bored. Bored of the same thing every morning. So, I decided to make a cup of Kahlua coffee with a little bit of half/half. Let me tell you, it was AH-mazing and definitely brightened up my day. Now do you get when I say by nothing too drastic?

Something else that I decided to try was a make up palette. Honestly, I am not a huge make up junky. I prefer clothes over make up..BUT I do love trying skin care products. I have to say, I was blessed with non-problematic skin, even through the high school years when our hormones attack and leads to breaking out like no other! I always get emails from Ulta and Sephora, but I usually don’t read them because ‘the hottest new blush’ doesn’t catch my eye. While I was online shopping for…days…I decided to give Sephora and Ulta a look. I am very picky on what shades and colors I wear on my face, as you will see. So here is a sneak peak of what I purchased:

 

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I purchased a contour and blush palette from BH cosmetics, which is from Urban Outfitters. Ladies, this is the best palette ever! Like I said before, it is my first palette but the pigmentation of these blushes are INSANE. A little bit goes a very long way, especially if you have fair skin tone. I have a medium skin tone with yellow undertones; this palette looks amazing on. Also, I purchased Tarte Maracuya Oil. Oh-my-gosh. Okay, first of all it caught my eye when I saw it because I remember when I was a little girl, my grandpa would make a juice with maracuya in it and it was the most refreshing drink in the planet! In English, it is called passion fruit. I just think maracuya sounds better, ha. Passion fruit is in fact quite beneficial. It’s rich in vitamin B2, vitamin B6, folate and choline. Drinking passion fruit juice is beneficial as these B vitamins support the mucus membranes in the digestive tract as well as mental health and brain function. Also, they lower cholesterol level and improve circulation. It is known for giving a calming effect and lead to a more peaceful sleep. I got this oil because I wanted to mix it with my foundation (or alone), to give me that dewy glow during the warmer months. Um, who doesn’t want to look like a summer goddess?

Last but certainly not least, I purchased a bronzer. Tagging along with wanting to look like a summer goddess, a bronzer is a MUST. No matter where I am or what season it may be, I have to have a bronzer. I have used my NYX matte bronzer for a year now and I hit pan finally. Again, a little goes a long way. I decided to check out a new one and I came across Physicians Formula Bronze Booster Glow in Medium/Dark. Unlike my matte bronzer I have used in the Fall and Winter, I went ahead and got one with a little sparkle in it. Picture this: summer warm day, sun is out kissing your skin. You flaunt your dewy skin with a beautiful peachy colored blush; a little shimmery bronzer located slightly above your cheekbones right where the sun kisses you the most, and a little on your cupid’s bow. There you have it, you are all set for summer!

I decided to get myself pumped up about summer because although we’re so close to it, it has been non stop raining here! I am ready to get away from it. Let’s be real, who isn’t excited about warm weather, tanning, beaches, sunny days…and mojitos? I know I am! Can you guess what my next blog post will be about?

 

Until then, see you next time!

Silvana

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