Haul, Makeup

Clothing and Makeup Haul

Hi guys! Hope you’re doing good. I’m going to share my recent purchases during this long quarantine. I’ve bought from JCPenney, Skechers, Juvia’s Place, and e.l.f. Cosmetics. // ¡Hola! Espero que estén bien. Voy a compartir lo que he comprado recientemente durante esta larga cuarentena. He comprado de JCPenney, Skechers, Juvia’s Place, y e.l.f. Cosmetics.

Let’s start with the clothing and shoes department. At JCPenney’s website I bought exercise apparel from Xersion (tank top and a capri pant). Also got a short-sleeve tee from the Juniors department. // Comencemos con el departamento de ropa y zapatos. En la página web de JCPenney compré ropa para hacer ejercicio de Xersion (camiseta y un pantalón capri). También una camiseta manga corta del departamento de Juniors.

From the Skechers’ website I got a pair of Bobs Plush with cute dogs all over it. And from JCPenney, a pair of black sneakers (Nike Downshifter 10). // De la página web de Skechers compré un par de Bob’s con lindos perros. Y en JCPenney, un par de tenis negros (Nike Downshifter 10).

As for makeup, I bought some eyeshadow palettes. Took advantage of Juvia’s Place sale a few weeks back and got a bundle of the Warrior palettes (one, two and three). Also made an order on e.l.f. Cosmetics website and got all the bite-size eyeshadow palettes (can also be found on at Ulta). Got some extra bits too: a lipstick, glitter jar and an eye brush. // En cuanto al maquillaje, compré algunas paletas de sombras. Aproveché la venta de Juvia’s Place hace algunas semanas y compré un “bundle” de las paletas Warrior (uno, dos, y tres). También hice una orden en la página web de e.l.f. Cosmetics y compré todas las paletas de sombras “bite-size” (pueden conseguirlas en Ulta). Compré unas cositas adicionales: un lápiz labial, un frasco de brillo (escarcha), y una brocha para ojos.

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Will I Buy?-New Launches

Hi guys! Hope you’re good and staying healthy. Don’t forget to follow me on social media:

Here comes another post about new makeup launches and what I would love to buy. That doesn’t guarantee I will do it, I just like to share my thoughts and opinions with you. Today’s list has what is considered high-end (aka expensive) makeup brands. I actually own nothing from any of these brands (except Huda Beauty), so all I would say is going to be about packaging and colors.

DISCLAIMER: All pictures and information presented here was found on trendmood’s Instagram account.

First we have NARS limited edition Laguna Collection. From this summer collection, I’m into the Oil-Infused Lip Tint and the Powerchrome Loose Eye Pigments. The lip oil retail for $26 and comes in two shades: Laguna and Reef. As for the loose pigments, which retail for $28, Islamorada is calling my name.

Next, Huda Beauty with some Diamond Hydrating Balms that have a cool look and sheer pigmentation. They’re $25 each and comes in 4 shades. I like Negligee (sheer nude) and Dirty Thoughts (sheer lilac). Apparently, they launch in May. What’s already available is a highlighter by Fenty Beauty from their new collection Cognac Candy. The highlighter is refer to as Diamond Bomb in a copper shade for a retail price of $39. It looks quite pigmented and an amazing sheen (almost glittery), but for that kind of money I think I’ll pass for now.

I’m not a fan of any shade of pink but Sigma’s new collection called Cor-De-Rosa looks beautiful. The eyeshadow palette with 14 shades seems to have great pigmentation and retails for $49. In the lip department, I liked the Cor-De-Rosa Liquid Lipstick and the glosses in shades Cor-De-Rosa and Secret Garden. Each lip product (liquid lipstick and gloss) retail for $20. My decision is split here because I love the shades of the lip products, but I find them so damn expensive.

The Supreme Nudes Collection from Artist Couture looks incredibly luxurious. Love the 12 shades in the eyeshadow palette, they’re right up my alley. The retail price is $40, which I’m not thrilled about. There’s also 6 shades of Silk Cream Lipsticks and they retail for $18 each. Not sure which shade I like more, they all look gorgeous.

The Shade and Illuminate Face and Eye Palettes by Tom Ford are the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. Packaging looks luxurious and the shades are amazing. I’m so in love with two of them, Intensity 2 Moonlit Violet and Intensity 3 Moss Agate.

Pür Cosmetics will be launching a Trolls Collection related to the new Trolls movie World Tour. Everything about the eyeshadow palettes is precious and the pigmentation seems to be good. I like them all, but to be fair there are some colors that I already own. For example, the Funk palette reminds me of Colourpop’s It’s My Pleasure palette. So if I’m being realistic, I’ll probably buy Techno, Classical and Rock.

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Will I Buy?-New Launches

Hi guys! Hope you’re healthy and doing good. Don’t forget to follow me on social media:

During these days of being at home trying to be productive and not go crazy, I’ve been paying more attention to new makeup collections. As I was scrolling and taking screenshots of everything I was liked (on first impression), I remembered it’s been a while since I’ve done a “Will I Buy?”. So here I am, sharing with you I would love to buy.

DISCLAIMER: All pictures and information have been obtained from the account trendmood on Instagram.

I must tell you that I’m a sucker for eyeshadow palettes and lip products. So don’t be surprised when you see, that what I love from all the collections are the lipsticks, glosses or eyeshadow palettes. You’ve been warned!

First, the Colourpop x Mulan Collection looks so good. I know it’s been out for a while now, but I love Colourpop’s quality so much. I would buy: the eyeshadow palette (contains 15 shades and retails for $22), Lux Creme Lipstick in Hua Mulan (retails for $9), Lux Gloss in Phoenix (retails for $9), and a blush in ________ retails for $12).

Another collaboration I fell in love with is the one between Ulta Beauty and Marvel’s Black Widow. The eyeshadow palette has 12 shades and retails for $20. As for the lip kit duos, I haven’t decided which shade I like more. But it includes a lip liner and a creamy lipstick (retails for $16). I only own a few eyeliner pencils from Ulta Beauty so I can’t talk about the quality of these products. But they sure do look nice.

I’ve never heard of the brand Zodiac Cosmetics until I saw some new Zodiac Eyeshadow Palettes on trendmood’s Instagram. Each palette retails for $14.99 and contains 12 shades. Sadly, there are a few shades that repeat in every palette and they end up looking quite similar to each other. If I was going to buy one, it will either be Capricorn, Pisces or Taurus.

Then, we have Revolution Pro (from Makeup Revolution) with some jewel-related eyeshadow quads. They retail for $15, which I find a bit expensive for only four shades. But I liked So Jaded, Hidden Jewels and Wild Onyx.

Lime Crime launched the Lip Pops Satin Lipsticks for a retail price of $20 each, which I find expensive for a single lipstick. Don’t know if they’re worth the price because I’ve never tried this brand. But if you like this brand, you can get them in a bundle for $126. The shades I liked more are: Cold Brew (cool taupe brown), Sangria (cool toned red), and Oxblood (deep oxblood red).

These are the more affordable (in my opinion) makeup launches that I would like to buy. From all the products mentioned above, I’m more inclined to buy from the Colourpop x Mulan Collection and Ulta Beauty x Marvel’s Black Widow Collection.

Life, Makeup

Keeping myself busy

Hi guys! Hope you’re staying safe, healthy and indoors. Don’t forget to follow me on social media:

Puerto Rico has been under a 2-week quarantine/curfew for the past week and half. Because I work in a clothing store, I’ve been home doing nothing. But this week I’m trying to have some kind of routine to keep me sane.

How’s your city/country dealing with COVID-19? What have you been up to? Let me know in the comment section.

I always wake-up early, so I decided that I would get out of bed and apply makeup. Having my makeup done helps me feel better and motivates me to get stuff done.

On Monday, I did my makeup using the Urban Decay Naked Ultimate Basics and Rimmel Magnif’eyes Thunderstorm Edition eyeshadow palettes. Used Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift mascara in Very Black. Lip combo was Jordana Easyliner for lips in Rock N’ Rose, NYX Lingerie Push-Up long-lasting lipstick in Lace Detail, and Colourpop Lux Gloss in Come Thru. Still trying out the Maybelline Cheek Heat Creme Blush in Nude Burn. Then worked on the blog post that’s going up on Saturday.

For Tuesday’s makeup I used Colourpop x Kathleen Lights So Jaded eyeshadow palette with Maybelline the Falsies Lash Lift mascara and a light coat of L’oreal Bambie Eyes mascara on top. For lips, used NYX butter gloss in Praline. Then went to work with beads and made some cute chicks.

On Wednesday, I used the So Jaded eyeshadow palette again and Covergirl Lash Blast Active mascara. Used a new brow product, so don’t judge them too harshly. I used L’oreal Micro Ink Pen in Dark Brunette. Continue working on more beaded chicks and tried to finish a puzzle.

Today (Thursday), I woke up early as always, got my activewear on and walked/jogged for 30 minutes on the treadmill. Did laundry, washed almost all my makeup brushes and took a shower. Put my makeup on and continued doing laundry. Used Colourpop Super Shock Shadow in Shiny and an Ipsy sample of tarte lights, camera, lashes mascara. I think that today my brows look a bit better than yesterday, as I used the Micro Ink Pen from L’oreal again. On the lips, I applied a small amount of another Ipsy sample of theBalmJour Creamy Lip Stain in Salut!

Those are the highlights of this week so far. Officially the quarantine/curfew has been extended for 2 more weeks here in Puerto Rico. I kinda liked doing this, although I wanted to write less days (one or two). Let me know your thoughts on this life-related post, in addition to the weekly beauty/skincare posts.

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Current Makeup Favorites-January 2020

Hi guys! Hope the holidays treated you well. I’m not going to tell excuses of why I was gone. I just needed some time to think and to find the motivation to continue writing. Now that I’m back, let’s talk about some makeup and don’t forget to follow me on all social media.

Let’s start this 2020 with my current makeup favorites (as the title says). These are products that I discovered or rediscovered in 2019. For most of the makeup categories, I have two or more products. The foundations I’ve been using lately are L’oreal Infallible Fresh Wear and Covergirl TruBlend Matte Made. The L’oreal foundation has a more “natural” finish, but the Covergirl is more matte. Both work quite nice with my oily skin and Puerto Rico’s tropical weather.

Rediscovered my love for Maybelline Fit Me concealer, for days where I don’t want too much makeup as it’s a lightweight formula. But when I need to cover my dark circles, I use the TruBlend Undercover concealer from Covergirl. It’s a somewhat thicker formula and you only need a tiny amount. To set my face, I’ve gone back to my trusty Stay Matte powder from Rimmel. I put all my bronzers in a drawer for the late half of 2019, because I discovered the Milani Silky Matte bronzer. The last face category is highlight and for this I have a few, three to be exact. An IBY BEAUTY Radiant Glow highlighter sample in 24k magic (received in a Ipsy bag), the megaglo highlighting bar from Wet ‘n Wild in 684 Earth, and Covergirl TruBlend Super Stunner Hyper-Glow in Pearl Crush.

For my brows, I’ve been using the Ultrafine Brow Pencil from Covergirl. Basically, every eyeshadow palette I’ve used in the past months are from Colourpop. My mascara combo is formed by Maybelline Snapscara and Covergirl Exhibitionist, they make my lashes look amazing. Don’t get me wrong, each mascara works wonders individually but since the Snapscara has dried a but, I find its better when used with another mascara. Still loving the lip liners from Jordana, they’re so soft and pigmented. Fallen in love with two lip products from NYX, the Butter Gloss which I’m starting to think that has been discontinued because I can’t seem to find it anywhere. The other one is the Lingerie Push-Up long-lasting lipstick, which is a pigmented matte formula. Lastly for lips, the L’oreal Rouge Signature liquid lipstick has a lightweight-matte formula with incredible pigmentation.

Those are the current products I’m using, let’s hope for a year full of more amazing products. Any recommendations? Let me know in the comment section 😉

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Will I purchase?

Hi guys! Welcome back. Today I want to talk to you about some new makeup releases and whether I would like to buy them or not. I love watching videos of this kind because it helps me with making decisions. My favorite people on YouTube, that do videos like this, are: Kelsey Alfred, Andréa Matillano and KrystalKBeauty.

I’ll start with the things I’ve decided I don’t need in my life. The very first thing I know I don’t need is Urban Decay’s Naked Reloaded palette. I’ve seen mixed thoughts on this release but many people love the palette. I just find it looks similar to my Pérsona Identity palette with those earthy-shades.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

This next eyeshadow palette gave me the same vibes as the Urban Decay one, it’s pretty similar to the Pérsona Identity palette. Also, I have a very similar blue shade (from Colourpop). I’m talking about the Colourpop x Zoella Brunch Date eyeshadow palette. Although the rest of the collection looks nice, I’m not holding my breath for it.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

Now, those new Huda Beauty Power Bullet Matte Lipsticks look beautiful and I’m dying to get my hands on them. But the price tag hurt me, I find that $25 is a lot of money for one lipstick and I’m not willing to spend it that way.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

Let’s talk about the ones I would love to buy but this girl doesn’t have that much money. First is the it Cosmetics Confidence in a Foundation that comes in 48 shades (nice!). The reason?? I love their CC cream and Dani from CoffeeBreakwithDani said it was an amazing foundation (that’s more than enough for me).

Source: trendmood on Instagram

I love my matte lip products, even though my lips are crazy dry, but Pérsona Cosmetics new glosses look so pretty. I’m still not sure about this one because it’s $16 for one lipgloss, which is too much for just a gloss.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

Smashbox is releasing a new collection called the Crystalized Collection and let me tell you something. The highlighter OPTI-MYSTIC is STUNNING! I died when I saw the insanely beautiful glow it gives.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

The last product I want to talk about is from the Ciaté x Jessica Rabbit Collection Glow-To creamy powder highlighter. I’m interested in this product because the pictures look incredible and I figured that because I love a highlighter from them, I would also love this one.

Source: trendmood on Instagram

That’s all for today. What products are you interested in?

Let’s keep in touch!

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Colourpop X Disney-What I Got+Review

Hi guys!  Welcome back to the blog.  A few weeks back, Colourpop launched the Disney Designer Collection in collaboration with Disney.  I already made a post about it and what was I thinking of buying (click here for post).  Now, I’m going to update you on what I actually bought and what are my thoughts on these products.  I could only buy 4 item (2 shadows and 2 lipsticks) from the 5 I wanted, because the lipstick in the shade Tiana was already sold out.  

But Colourpop has amazing products, and I must say that this collection didn’t disappoint.  The Super Shock Shadows were creamy with good pigmentation and staying power.  Absolutely love the colors and sparkly look they give (especially A Whole New World).  As for the Lux Lipsticks, they have good pigmentation and an average staying power.  The formula is really creamy, not drying at all.

My love for Colourpop products still stand.  Their eyeshadows (powder, cream, jelly), lipsticks and the concealer are amazing products that everyone should try.

Well, that’s all from me today.  Hope you liked this post, leave your request/recommendations in the comment section.

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What will I buy?-Colourpop x Disney

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Hello guys!  Welcome back to my blog.  Today we’re going to be telling you what I’m planning to buy from Colourpop’s new (limited edition) collection in collaboration with Disney.  Launches today, September 28, at 10am PST.  It includes: an eyeshadow palette called It’s a Princess Thing ($20), 6 Super Shock Shadows ($7 each), 3 Ultra Glossy Lips ($6 each), 6 Lux Lipsticks ($7 each), and 2 Super Shock Highlighters ($8 each).  PR Box ($120) doesn’t include the highlighters and 2 of the shadows (Under the sea, Heigh-Ho).

  • Photos from trendmood’s Instagram page.

  • Highlighter’s photos from Colourpop’s website

I’m beyond excited for this collection, it looks beautiful and it’s Colourpop so I know they will perform amazingly.  Also, it’s affordable.  If I could I would buy the entire collection, but I can’t.  So, I told myself I would just buy a few things (because it’s limited edition).  When I first saw the items in the collection I decided I wouldn’t get the eyeshadow palette because I have too many palettes.  Instead I was going to buy two Super Shock Shadows and two Lux Lipsticks (I love this formula so much).

But after watching a few reviews of the collection, I decided I was going to add one more Lux Lipstick to my list.  So, the two Super Shock Shadows I’m intending to buy is Under the Sea and A Whole New World.  As for the Lux Lipsticks, I want Ariel, Belle and Tiana.  If I succeed in my buying intentions, I will let you know what I think of the products.

In the meantime, are you getting anything from this collection or any of the new products in the market?

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¿Qué compraré?-Colourpop x Disney

¡Bienvenidos a mi blog!  Hoy les estaré contando sobre lo que planeo comprar de la nueva colección (edición limitada) de Colourpop en colaboración con Disney.  Sale a la venta hoy, septiembre 28, a las 10am PST.  Incluye una paleta de sombras llamada It’s a Princess Thing ($20), 6 Super Shock Shadows ($7 cada una), 3 Ultra Glossy Lips ($6 cada uno), 6 Lux Lipsticks ($7 cada uno), y 2 Super Shock Highlighters ($8 cada uno).  Paquete PR ($120) no incluye los highlighters ni las sombras Under the Sea y Heigh-Ho.

  • Fotos de trendmood en Instagram

  • Fotos de la página web de Colourpop

Estoy súper emocionada por esta colección, ya que luce hermosa y es Colourpop por lo que sé que va a ser asombrosa.  Además, es económica.  Si pudiera compraría la colección completa, pero no puedo.  Así que me dije a mi misma que compraría algunas cosas (solo porque es edición limitada).  Cuando vi las fotos de la colección por primera vez, decidí que no compraría la paleta de sombras porque ya tengo demasiadas y no puedo seguir añadiendo más.  En su lugar, compraría dos Super Shock Shadows y dos Lux Lipsticks (me encanta la fórmula de estos labiales).

Pero luego de ver algunas reseñas de la colección decidí añadir otro Lux Lipstick a mi lista.  Así que, ¿qué voy a comprar exactamente?  Las sombras que planeo comprar son Under the Sea y A Whole New World.  En cuanto a los labiales, sería Ariel, Belle y Tiana.  Si tengo éxito en mis intenciones, les dejaré saber lo que pienso de los productos.

Mientras tanto, ¿van a comprar algo de esta colección o alguno de los nuevos productos en el mercado?

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New Colourpop Loves

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Hello there!  Colourpop recently released eyeshadows with a new formula, called the Jelly Much shadows.  There are 8 shades that retail for $8 each.

Its unique water-based formula saturates the pigment for immediate intense color application.  Super longwearing, it won’t crease, fade, or transfer; dries down to a powder finish with zero fall out.

I only bought one shade when they were released because I just wanted to try them.  Thought I wouldn’t like this formula (I’m more of a powder shadow kind of girl) but to my surprise I love it.  The shade I have is Bungalow, described as a “metallic vibrant peacock teal”.  When I first used it, my sister said I had little mermaid eyelids (LOL).

For application, I first tried it with my fingers but switched to a brush for a more precise application (website says to use a brush).  The formula has a weird feel to it but as stated on Colourpop’s website, it gives intense pigmentation and doesn’t crease or fade.  I’ve had it on my lids and my lower lash line as a pop of color.  It stayed put all day until I removed my makeup at night.  I have hooded eyes and the shadow didn’t transfer anywhere.  *Remember to leave the plastic lid on and screw shut tightly so it doesn’t get all dry.*  There’s no need to say that I will be buying other shades because they’re beautiful and the formula is amazing.

  • First photo: Swatches;
  • Top photo: What’s your sign? on lips
  • Bottom photo: Scorpio Moon on lips

Another Colourpop product I’ve been loving is the Lux Lipstick, specifically the ones from Kathleen Lights Zodiac Collection.  The retail for $7 each.  I have both shades in the collection and I must say that I’m impressed with the formula.  This are the first Lux Lipstick I try and I’m glad I did.  The formula is creamy, but it won’t bleed out of the outer edge.  The shade What’s your sign? fades beautifully but Scorpio Moon leaves a line on the outer edges of my lips.  Also, if I put Scorpio Moon on and remove it, it leaves my lips stained (I confess it looks pretty).  Overall, the shades are beautiful, the formula is amazing, and I NEED to buy more lipsticks in this formula.

What are your thoughts on these products?