Wednesday, September 3, 2014

August Favorites!!

Hey Guys && Gals...So I haven't ever done one of these because I always remember at the last minute! But this time yo girl is prepared!! Alright I am not gonna bore you guys, lets just jump right in!

Well guys that's my faves for the month of AUGUST! I am going to try and do these for each month! Especially for fall, and winter!!! I hope you guys enjoyed this! What were some of your faves this month?? Thanks for stopping by!!
"NO Matter what you crave, Always take a bite into your Dreams!"
XOXO yaya!!!

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Most Recent Pick-Ups! (Collective)

Hey All! Welcome back to my blog! So over the past month or so, I have picked up a few items here and there. Some that I had been eyeing for so long, and some that I seen and just immediately got excited for!!! They are mostly high-end items, which is why I didn't buy all at once Lol. But I always say...If its meant, it will be Lol Even when it comes to makeup! So Below I am going to show some pics, and some deets about these products!! Like why I wanted em, and what they remind me of!

Stila Sweetheart Bronzer this was a Last Chance product at my ULTA! It was only $14.50 and I just thought it was really pretty. Some of them are matter shades and some have a shimmer. Swirled together its beautiful, and sometimes I just take the shimmer shades for a lil glow!

Essence Sun Club Matt Bronzer for Brunettes!
Honestly I only bought this because it smells amazing!! It smells like coco butter. But it does wear very nicely too, I use it along with my other bronzers to get the perfect contour!

Tarte The Sculptor Face stick: I had my eye on this since it came into store! I am always looking for a way to perfect my contour! This looked so beautiful, and it swatched so nicely! It was a MUST BUY!

BECCA Beach Tint Shimmer Souffle in Watermelon/Moonstone : This brand is new to my store! And when I came in and seen all of their beautiful products, I was in AWE. These immediately caught my attention, and i absolutely had to have one. Can I just say, choosing the shade was ridiculously hard! It comes in 6 shades! I chose watermelon for the perfect summer color, I am definitely going to get another for fall!! 

Napoleon Perdis Mighty Concealer Pen in Mellow Yellow: Alright so I had been eyeing this since I first started as a Prestige Consultant! The main reason I wanted this was because it reminded me of Macs Prep & Prime. (It's a lil lighter in person) But I didn't want to pick it up at $29 because I wasn't sure if I really wanted it. But last Sunday Napoleon went 50 % OFF at ULTA, and I decided that Now was the perf time to try it! So far soooo goood!

Napoleon Perdis Mattifying Primer: For one a powder primer?? um WOW. Also this was 50 % OFF too. But I really wanted this because it kinda reminds me Ben Nye's Banana Powder with its yellow tint. Now It definitely does not wear like Banana Powder because its so silky! So I find its better if I wear it on top of my under eye setting powder to give it that brighter tint!

Well Dolls that's everything that I have picked up so far! I have really enjoyed all of these products! If you guys have tried these and love them like I do, Leave a comment below or tweet me! 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Skincare Routine: Couples Edition!!

Hey Guys! Welcome back to my blog! Today I wanna talk about skincare!
I had always had a really hard time finding the perfect regimen for my skin up until about over a year ago! For the last year I have been using the same routine with a couple add on's here and there. So I wanna talk about my skin type & what works for me! A little twist though I am also including my boyfriends skincare routine too! I though it'd be fun and informational for any male readers. Plus he has been using his routine for a little over a year also! Lets jump right in!

So if you don't know, I work for Clinique and after trying a few things, we use almost EVERYTHING clinique Lol.

My Routine!!
I have Oily/Combination skin, meaning My T-Zone is oily, but my cheeks are normal/comfortable!
Here's My Products:

Cleansing System
1.Liquid Facial Soap for Oily Skin: Basic Cleanser, picks up excess dirt's and oils without drying out your skin.
2.Clarifying Lotion #3: Sweeps away dead skin cells on the skins surface, and excess oils. & preps skin for hydration.
3.Dramatically Different Gel Moisturizer: Oil Free Moisturizer, helps your skin retain more moisture, and strengthens your moisture barrier.

Moisture Boosters
1.Clinique Smart Serum: Custom Repair Serum for damage you seen and damage you don't see. I use it for Rough Texture and Uneven skin tone.
2.Even Better Skin tone Correcting Lotion SPF 20: Oil-Free Moisturizer for oily skin, creates even skin tone and protects your skin. (Day Cream)
3.Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer: Helps keep your skin strong, and protects your skin from aging. It comes in 2 types for dry skin and oily.
4.All About Eyes: Diminishes the appearance of puffiness and dark circles, and helps keep makeup on.

I love this system that I have, my skin has never been so healthy and balanced! I do everything in the exact order I wrote. Mix & Match the Day & Night Cream!
If your interested in this system, please don't assume you are the same type as I am. You can go to your nearest clinique counter and get skin typed, or go online to their site and answer the questions. Of course I can always help also!

Mason's Routine!
1. Clinique Exfoliating Scrub: We both use this about 2-3 times a week. Helps keep the dead skin cells from building up!
2. Clinique Acne Solutions Foaming Cleanser: Helps clear and prevent breakouts, Removes excess dirt's and oils, and unclogs the pores! 
3. Clinique Acne Solutions Clarifying lotion: Medicated formula (White Powder) exfoliates, reduces oil, and unclogs pores! (Masons Fave step!)
4. Clinique for MEN SPF 21 moisturizer: Lightweight oil-free moisture, with sun protection.
5. Even Better Eyes: Lightweight eye cream, help visibly lighten dark circles.

Mason had been having really bad acne breakouts, and we were unable to find a good system for him, until last year! This acne system has worked tremendously for him! His breakouts have cleared up so good, and he rarely has bad breakouts anymore. There is a 3rd step in the acne system , which is a moisturizer ,but he didn't like it so we switched it out! Also he puts on his eye cream before his SPF moisturizer! Remember, its always better to go and get skin typed or I can help you figure out your skin needs. This system may not be for everyone!

So that is everything that we use! 2-3 times a week, I incorporate a mask, but I'm going to talk about those in a separate post, because I have so many faves! I hope you guys enjoyed this! If you have any questions or need help skin typing yourself, go ahead and leave a comment below or tweet me! Thanks for stopping by!
"NO matter what you crave, always take a bite into your dreams!"
XOXO yaya

Friday, August 1, 2014

Mini ELF Haul && I am BACK!

Okay two things I haven't done in foreverrrrrr....Blogged and Shopped ELF products! Before I get into the little things I picked up, lets began with..WHERE THEE HELL I BEEN!?

Okay folks my last blog published on FEB 25th and I have been absent since then. Basically I took a little break for personal reasons, but I am back yall! And I am so excited to start blogging again, I missed it! So lets catch up! . For one I am in a new space, I've just moved so I am still getting my vanity and things set up! I am still with ULTA/CLINIQUE , and I still love all things beauty :) Anywho lets get into this lil haul!

I haven't shopped ELF in so long, so I picked up anything that was new to my eye! and some things said "NEW" So if you have used any of these items let me know how they work or what you think of em!

So while running my errands today, I made a stop at Target for water, and ended up in the Cosmetics Department! 
The first thing I immediately grabbed was their eyelash curler! I've used it before, and then I lost it. So I grabbed it, mostly because it said it had been improved! Then while peepin' out the studio collection, I seen this Undereye setting powder! I'm most excited for this! Concealer is my thing, and I have always looked for a better way to set it! So Heyyyyyy Lol
So then I seen this Lustrous Eyeshadow, and I thought it was going to be like those compacted silky loose shadows, But its GEL! I cant wait to use this as a liner! I hope it has a good wear! Also this Eyeliner pen, It's not New but its new to me. So yeah, when I swatched it, the applicator is very firm, so it seems like it will be easy to use!
So the last two things I picked up were these. The Jumbo Gloss Stick really reminded me of the Clinique chubby sticks, which I love. I wanted to compare it to them. Off the bat tho, the quality of the packaging is not good. Like the bottom twist up thing is not sturdy! Anywho, The shimmering facial whip looked like a really pretty highlight! Funny story, Today while doing my makeup, I did very simple like just brows, mascara, and a little bronzer. And I really needed a good peachy highlight. and Waaalaaah I found one. 

So that is everything that I picked up, I am probably going to do a Review on the Under Eye Setting Powder! I hope you guys enjoyed this! I am so exciting to be blogging again! If you have any questions or if you have used any of these items before, Leave a comment below or tweet me!

Hope you Guys Enjoyed this post! Thanks for stopping by!
"NO Matter what you crave, always take a bite into your dreams!"
XOXO yaya

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Influenster..J'Adore Box

Heyyy BeautyCravers! As you can tell from the title, I received another VoxBox from Influenster! This one was a Valentines Theme! and it was awesome!!!!
Once I got the email for this box I was instantly excited!! Then when it came in, I was like..
"Ahhhhhhhhhhh" If you don't know much about influenster ,,here ya go...

So Lets get into What Came in the Box...
1. John Frieda Frizz Ease Flat Iron Spray- $9.99
    I used this tonight, Sucks that my hair will have to go up tomorrow for work! But I love that it's not heavy on my thin hair! I'm going to have my mom use it tomorrow on her curly hair. We'll see if it last 3 days! (update will be on twitter)
2. Botanics Iconic Clay Mask- $9.39
   I will be using this tomorrow night! I normally do mask on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sunday! I will definitely let you guys know how it works...(update will be on twitter)
3. Kiss Looks so Natural Lashes-$3.99
   I am not sure when I will use these, but I already adore them, because they are a natural look. I love a lash that doesn't look dramatic!
4. RedRose Tea Packets-$4.49 Box of 20
   I freaking love tea! I drink a cup almost every night! Last night I tried the Creme Caramel, and OMG it's so good! It almost reminds me of a caramel frapp, without the coffee flavor! Basically I will be buying a box! The Lemon Chiffon, I haven't tried yet, But I am sure it will be just as good!
5.Hershey's Kisses Milk Chocolates-$5.29
   Need I say anything? Its Chocolate!!! Not only that It's 1 pound of chocolate kisses! Basically this bag is almost gone!

Overall this Box was AWESOME! Make sure you guys check out influenster, and start receiving your VoxBoxes! 

Disclosure: I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing and review purposes! I am not being paid to do this post. 

Well Dolls, I hope you enjoyed this! If you get a VoxBox be sure to let me know what you got in your box! Don't forget to follow me on twitter for updates on certain products! Any Questions, comment down below or tweet me!

"NO matter what you crave, always take a bite into your dreams!"
xoxo yaya

Heart image I used
Influenster Site

Monday, February 10, 2014

Influenster/Pinch Me!!!

Hey BeautyCravers!! Welcome back to my blog! As you can see from above, Today I wanna talk about some Subscription Services I am signed up for! I'll include how they work, How much, How often and so on.....Lets Get Started!
So I have received a couple of VoxBoxes in the past, and decided that now I should start sharing them. You don't get these every month it is whenever they have a program going on they think will fit you. On the site you can take mini surveys and earn badges in order to higher the chances of you being invited to the box program. They will email you if they think you're fit for a box, and have you take a Pre-Qualifying survey, and If your're accepted they will email you with some details. I was apart of the site for about 2 months before being invited to receive a voxbox, so if it take long don't be discouraged! Be sure to stay active on the site and take the surveys! Everything is totally free! and I have gotten some amazing products from them! all full size! From shampoos, makeup, toiletries, and even more! A little over 2 weeks ago, they contacted me about a voxbox, and invited me to take the survey, so I did. A week later they said I was in, and they sent my box! It was a Dove VoxBox! 
This Deodorant is pretty good! It smells good, and it doesn't leave a residue on my shirts! Also, it last really long! I usually have long days, and I still smell fresh at the end of my day! Something I definitely recommend to someone who has long days like I do! Smelly pits aren't cute, so anything to make us smell good all day is a easy fave for me! Lol.

Next up ...Pinch me!

I am fairly new to Pinch Me! But so far I really like it. It's a lot easier than influenster! You have to be sure to check the site on Tuesdays, to be able to guarantee you get the products. They have been sold out each time I go. You take an initial survey to see what products your interested in. Then you just pick out the ones you wanna try. Once you've selected, you have a certain amount of time to finalize your shipment or else it goes back to being up for grabs for anyone else! I just received, 2 boxes....
So far I really like this site, I hope to receive more samples in the future! They are sample sized products. The Gevalia box, only came with one sample, for one cup of coffee, which was kinda lame. But overall this site is fun, and a great way to try new things! 

So Dolls I hope you enjoyed this! and I hope you guys start using these sites, they are both awesome, and FREE!!!! If you guys do join and receive products, show me what you get! Tweet me, or tag me in a pic on IG!!! Thanks for stopping by!

"NO matter what you crave, Always take a bite into your dreams!"
xoxo yaya

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Clinique 101

Hellllloooo BeautyCravers!!! So I am often asked "What is it like, working for Clinique?" and I always respond with, "It's GREAT!". But I thought I would go more into detail, and allow everyone in, by posting a new segment "Life of a Clinique Girl". 
Now don't get the wrong Idea, I am not gonna post everyday after I get off, but if something important or major happens, I will be posting details!
On Tuesday January 28th I attended my 2nd Strategy Training!
The Training was in Sacramento at the Embassy Suites. Woman from Macys, Nordstroms, and Ulta's came, from all over. We walked in and had to find our seats! 
We then began, we discussed things like ways we could gain more clientele and how to get more traffic through our counter. We watched a video of different ways a consultant can help get exactly what a guest needs. We took a couple minutes to look over some products they had out also. We also had lunch at the hotel...
After we got back from lunch, we got to do the fun stuff!!! 
I only got a picture of one, because they have already launched in other stores, and the other products don't launch until the spring! But they are our new CHEEK POPS! New long wearing cheek colors! They come in 4 different shades! and have a really cute design!
We also created face charts using some of the new products!
Other new products Include a New Mascara, a skincare product, and a New foundation product.
These products haven't launched yet, so I thought I shouldn't share them just yet!

Overall it was an Awesome time! and I cannot wait until the next one! Which I will be attending this month! If you guys have any questions about working for clinique or our Strategy Seminar, Leave it down below or tweet me!
Hope you guys enjoyed this! Thanks for stopping by!
"NO matter what you crave, always take a bite into your dreams!"
Xoxo yaya!

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Hey BeautyCravers!!! So if you follow me on IG then you know that Nail Art is something I really love to do! I always get asked How do I do it? and What do I use? So I thought I'd Share about some of the things I use, and if you don't have certain tools, What Great Alternatives there are! Today we are gonna focus on Dotting Tools! 
So Here are 2 kind of dotting tools that I own. After using other tools ( which we'll get to soon) I decided to look for some on Amazon, and I found them for $0.86 YES you read that correct 86 CENTS!!!  If you keep looking every now and then you will find a deal like that, but regularly they are available for less than $2!!!!
The "Bundle Monster" tools, came in a Nail Kit I got for Christmas from my boyfriends family.
These wooden handles are a nice touch! But they do exactly as my amazon ones, so if you cant get your hands on these, don't worry! Now if you don't wanna purchase anything, and use things you may have at home....Here are some GREAT ALTERNATIVES...

Dotting Tools!!
Bundle Monster Kit

Starting with...A Toothpick!!!!
A LOT of my beginning nail art started with a toothpick believe it or not! You just have to find a surface that you can use to dip your toothpick in polish on. Typically I use a Plastic disc I have, or a folded sheet of paper. All I do is place a drop of polish on, and then take some on the tip of the toothpick. The more you take the bigger the dot. Also if you let the polish dry on the tip, it will hold a round shape that creates larger dots! You can dispose them or you can save them for future nail art! Even though I have dotting tools, I always seem to use a toothpick too!

Don't have a Toothpick? No worries!....
Bobby Pins have those rounded ends, so it's like they were made to be nail dotting tools! and they work awesome! Just like toothpicks I also used these quite a bit, and sometimes I still do. The only downside is how thin they are, so they can be kind of tricky to hold steadily, but after a while you will get used to it! They are double ended just like a regular dotting tool, so you can create different sizes for them. Do that by letting the polish dry on the tip.

Don't have Bobby Pins...? NO Worries!
YES Guys!!! I thought of this idea, tried it out, and BAM! it works! I used my Paddle brush because I noticed it has different sizes but any brush bristles will work!...If you have an older brush, even better! Because you can pull more than one and get a variety of dotting tools!

So Guys, What kind of Nail art will you be creating?? Make sure if you use any of these ideas, You tweet me or send me a pic on instagram of the look you created!! I hope you found this helpful! Any questions? Leave em down below or tweet me! Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO yaya
"NO matter what you crave, always take a bite into your dreams!"

Saturday, January 18, 2014


      -Dehydrated pores are firm, and do not move. which means they aren't able to release what needs to come out. This cause acne, subsurface bumps, and even blackheads!
    -When your skin is hydrated it makes blood vessels larger or normal sized, which allows body to produce more collage in skin. This helps disguise any fine lines or wrinkles you may have!
   -When your skin is hydrated from the inside out it produces more radiance in your skin!
   -If your skin is dehydrated your pores will not move, which will not allow your skin to soak in your moisturizer, So basically your wasting your products!
    -Basically Drinking water keeps your skin naturally hydrated! Which means it will be able to retain more moisture also! 

   I am someone who drinks a lot of soda and caffeine also! So for this New Year I challenge all of you, and even myself to start drinking 8 glasses of water a day! I have been filling up my water bottle, and trying to do it 3 times a day! If you drink water, how do you do it? Comment down below or tweet me Your secret to consistently drinking water! 

Here's Where I got some of my Research from...
She Knows  & speaking with my Skin Therapist at work!
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this!
"NO matter what you crave, always take a bite into your dreams!"
XOXO yaya

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