Latina Magazine Hotlist Event with Caress

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Latina Magazine Hotlist Event with Caress

I was invited to attend this year's Latina Magazine Hotlist Event in partnership with Caress
I had the opportunity to spend the day getting Glam for this celebrity packed event! 

My schedule started with hair and makeup services at the Alex Roldan Salon & Spa
I asked for big hair and smokey eyes - and that is just what I got! I could not have been happier! In true blogger fashion I had to sneak in a shameless selfie under the dryer, haha!

Here is what my hair looked like after the rollers were removed and set with hair spray. Every time I get my hair done I learn a new way, or a new technique that I can take home with me and share with all of you!

Eye spy with my smokey eyes Living Mi Vida Loca's Patty photobombing me! She was another influencer hired by Caress to cover this event! I am convinced I have a lazy is always sleeping and one is always saying hi! 

I was stunned to learn that Caress booked us a room to change into, relax and enjoy amazing food before the event at The London Hotel West Hollywood.

After our fancy in room dining it was time to suit up and do any finishing touches before the red carpet began. Here I am posing for a quick instagram photo with my bff Carly. I have a long 15 year friendship with her and am so blessed to share this experience. 

Outfit details:
Necklace | Gift
Wrap Dress |
Belt |
Shoes | Christian Louboutin 
Nails | Pastel Nails, Glendora Ca

Funny story about my belt: When I went to Shop the Runway's boutique to see their pieces in person - I fell in love with the belt the owner showed me. Unfortunately it was broken and they would not get any more in stock for a few days. Good thing I am a beauty macgyver and bought the belt anyway! I was able to use pieces from an old necklace to make it work! Woot Woot! 

The clock struck 6 and we took the elevator down to the red carpet set up out side of our hotel and home of the event. It excites me to see all of the reporters and photographers who lined up eager to snap pictures of our fave celebrities!

After we checked in as VIP, thanks to Caress we had the same bands as A-Listers, we entered the rose covered rooftop. 

I was over the moon to see magic 8 balls - a ball you shake while asking it a question and it gives you answer. As a child, and till this day, I will not stop shaking it till the answer is what I wanted to see haha. 

Leave a comment if these strawberries made you drool!

Before I ended my night, I stopped in the Caress lounge to take a peek at their new products and enjoy a hand massage! 

The New Caress Forever Collection is the worlds first body wash with fragrance touch technology. The pearls in these body washes release bursts of perfume with every touch of your skin! The fragrance lasts for up to 12 hours - imagine being able to freshen up the scent of your body by simply rubbing your arms and legs! 

Needless to say, this was the best hand massage ever! 

After tons of selfies and networking, the Latina Magazine Hotlist event was a success! I am so grateful to have partnered with Caress with this fabulous opportunity! I don't know about you, but I can't wait to get my hands on a bottle - or 2 - of Caress Forever Collection!

*Latina Kisses*

SAVE OR SPLURGE | Anastasia Beverly Hills NEW Illuminators

Friday, September 4, 2015

SAVE OR SPLURGE | Anastasia Beverly Hills NEW Illuminators 
 CLICK HERE to watch the full review on this new product!

In my video I shared my first impressions on these pressed beauties. I have been a fan of Anastasia Beverly Hills since I purchased their eye brow pencil. This brands products are in all makeup junkies' kits across the nation. One of my Australian followers left a comment that she could not buy them in her country - I hope they become an international brand soon!

Here are some close up stills from my video to show the different shades.

Personally I think So Hollywood is the best color for all skin tones. Peach Nectar is a must for blush lovers. Starlight is perfect for my milky sisters out there. Finally Riviera is fabulous on tan skin like mine!

Incase you would like to make neat lines like the ones below - I used tape! Serving blogger realness haha. I fell in love with blogs years ago and after a few new posts I am rediscovering why! 
Thank you so much for stopping by! I will be doing more of my reviews on here, and if I can muster up the courage to ask others to take my photos - maybe ill share some more outfits of the day!

*Latina Kisses*

Transformation | Kylie Jenner

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Click here to watch this video

(This is the photo I used for my inspiration)

So many love or hate, or love to hate the Kardashians - I don't know them past what I see on TV or what I read in magazines. One thing is for sure - I love their makeup looks! 

| What I used in to create this look in my video |

Hangover RX | Too Faced
SuperStay Better Skin Foundation | Maybelline NY
Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard | NARS
Step - By - Step Contour Stick | Smashbox
Prep + Prime Transparent Powder | MAC Cosmetics
Dip Brow in Dark Brown | Anastasia of Beverly Hills
Air Patrol Eye Primer | Benefit  
World Traveler Palette - Morocco | Anastasia of Beverly Hills
Super Shock Shadow in Nillionair | Colour Pop
24 hour Laquer Liner in Blackest Black | L 'Oreal Paris
Pro Contour Palette | LORAC
Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Brown | L 'Oreal Paris
Dolls Just Wanna Have Fun | Violet Voss Lashes
Subculture Lip Pencil | MAC Cosmetics
Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner in Brown | L 'Oreal Paris
Peaches Blush | MAC Cosmetics
Champagne Pop Highlighter | Becca
Blow Out Dry Hair Shampoo | Fekkai

All Brushes Used

Thank you so much for stopping by! 
*Latina Kisses*

Metallic Foil Eye shadow Dupe

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Metallic Foil Eye Shadow Dupe 
that I mentioned in my latest video, click here if you have not yet seen it. The products I have been loving can be at stores like ULTA that carry both department and drugstore brands. I have seen almost all of my favorite IG and YouTubers talk about Stilas foil shadows and I jumped up and bought two. They are beautiful BUT I found something cheaper!!

First up is STILA's Metals Foil Eye Shadow "Metallic Rose Quartz" USD $32 

pros: AMAZING shine and color
cons: price, its heavy/thick and you need to add oil to it and mix before apply to your face.

And its sister from another mister...
Milani's Fierce Foil Eye Shine in #3 Florence USD 9.99
pros: price, 4 colors, and 1 step
cons: none!

Seeing these two side to side you can clearly see the Stila shadow is chunkier. obviously the color is off but the dupe is in the product. I think if I added the oil to the pot of stila I would end up with the Milani eyeshadow. 
 Aside from the fact that my hand is extremely dry lol, if the top one didnt the thick patches the consistence is spot on! I would save my money if I was you and go with the Milani palette. More colors, and extra money to buy something else! I hope this helped! 

Latina Kisses,

Sugar and Ice, and Valentine nice

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Get Ready with me: 
Valentines Date edition

I am apart of L'Oreal Paris - Destination Beauty campaign and I got the assignment to make a video but with a special request: that it included my Sugar, Sean! He loves making videos with me and even took lead on directing the scenes he's in. 
Going skiing has been something we love to do now. It took one trip to Tahoe to get us hooked on this cold sport. Before Sean you could not pay me enough to do anything that could possibly cause me bodily harm, haha. I am scared of getting hurt and not being able to work or support my son. Through love and my faith - I'm getting a lot more brave! 
 CLICK HERE to watch this handsome man in action. It makes me laugh each time I see it, and you will easily see why! Don't forget to LIKE, SHARE & Subscribe to support my channel!

*Latina Kisses*

Chocolate Glitter Glam Makeup Tutorial

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Chocolate Glitter Glam 
Makeup Tutorial 

Today, I finally got out of my comfort zone and did a bold makeup tutorial! I really liked the way that it came out and I know you will too. I am anticipating negative comments about not washing my face or at least taking a makeup removing wipe and cleaned off the old makeup from earlier that day. To be honest - I am not the only one who does that! Have you ever had to turn your day makeup into something more suitable for night time events? *Raises hands, arms and legs* MEEE! I have no problem being realistic. My non sponsored videos is the best way to really be - me. 

What I used in this video:
Too Faced - Shadow Insurance
LORAC - Unzipped Palette
L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Smoldering Eyeliner "Brown"
Liquid Sugar
OCC Cosmetics - Glitter in "Coffee"
Too Faced - Better than Sex Mascara
Urban Decay - Lashes in "TRAP"
LA GIRL - Pro Conceal "Pure Beige"
Sonia Kashuk - Blush/Bronzer
NYX Cosmetics - Lip Liner in "Nude Beige"
NARS - Lipgloss in "Tempest" 
Maybelline New York - Eye Studio Cream Liner in "Blackest Black"
ALL brushes by Sigma Beauty
Beauty Blender Sponge
Tweezer Man Eyelash Curler

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*Latina Kisses*

Motherhood: Challenges at School

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Motherhood:  Challenges at School

I am pretty open about things that happen to me and things that effect me. My son is a beautiful blessing and I would never say I wish I could take him back for anything. He is the reason I am where I am, in this bed, in this room, in this house - I did all of this for him. BUT- It has been challenging being Jude's mommy. Most recently since starting school he has been in trouble and sent to the principles office more times than I can count for "fighting". He is a strong willed boy. 
I have changed up my ways of discipline over the years. The way I was raised was how I started and it did not work. It only made me feel bad and made him feel scared of me. The same fear I had of my mother. Don't get it twisted - I love her and she's amazing - but my style is always evolving. I am currently using TIME OUT like he does at school so that is consistent and it works...for the most part. 
So in the recent months he has become very physical at school with others. I don't care if its common - I don't want it to continue. I have been told "He's a boy, he's fine". If he came home hurt from another child at school I would raise hell. But he's the hell raiser and Im his mama - so its been a tough pill to swallow for sure. Anyone else have this problem? 
I called my aunt who has her own battles raising a strong willed child and she gave me so much information and was comforting. Almost like she gave me a tight hug over the phone. I was so lucky to have her to turn to for this kind of support. I unfortunately am guilty of making faces or senseless comments about her parenting in the past because I didn't understand. Boy do I ever, now. He's not a total terror because he can be with others and not fight but the amount of times has been so high I decided to see if anyone else had this problem. This is not an open forum to tell me how to raise him - Im asking mother to mother if there are any of you who are dealing with this and how you are remedying this situation. 

*Latina Kisses*

Hauler at me!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hauler at your girl!

Today I posted my first haul of 2015. I always feel like I'm on drugs (I'm assuming thats how people are addicted to something feel). Shopping is seriously an addiction. I will even fill up a basket and then just turn my computer off and not buy anything. That is on my strongest day LOL. 

I found a few of the items from this haul if you don't want to search for them online - you're welcome!

Ecote Marley Thermal Top

Fuzzy Beanie


I tried to pull up some of my picks from Forever21 but I was having a hard time saving the pictures :( Sorry!! Was there anything that you saw that I should know about?? Let me know in the comments below!

*Latina Kisses*

Copper Glam Makeup Tutorial (Long)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Glam Copper 
Makeup Tutorial (Long)
Today I was feeling a little colorful and wanted to use a shade with attitude but nothing that will scream cray. 
CLICK HERE to watch my new tutorial. 
I wasn't sure what products I was going to use but it worked out perfectly! I am loving the eyes in this look the most - Lashes for days!! If you have yet to master false lashes; Better than Sex Mascara from Too Faced is all you will need!

What I used to create this look:

Smashbox - 24hour Photofinish Shadow Primer
Sigma Beauty - Brush E25
INGLOT Cosmetics - Orange Eyeshadow (unmarked)
Sigma Beauty - Creme de Couture "Ginger Pumpkin" Eyeshadow
MAC Cosmetics - Brush 239
Milani - "Bella Copper" Eyeshadow
Ardell - Duo ended eyeliner brush
Anastasia of Beverly Hills - Dipbrow "Brunette"
TOO FACED - Better than Sex Mascara
Sigma Beauty - Atomic #6 Eyeliner
Sigma Beauty Pencil Brush
Maybelline - Fit Me Foundation 230
Beauty Blender
Sigma Beauty - Foundation Brush
OCC Cosmetics - OCC Skin Conceal R1
Red Cherry Lashes - #43
DUO - Dark Adhesive
Smashbox - "Sunkissed Bronze" Bronzer
Sigma Beauty - Angle Brush
e.l.f. - Contouring and Blush Palette 
Artist Couture - "Conceited" Diamond Glow Powder
L'Oreal Paris - "Fairest Nude" Lipstick

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*Latina Kisses*

Sexy Eye Makeup Tutorial: Long

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Cant go wrong with a smokey liner

I am so happy with the responses I have received from my DARK SULTRY  EYE TUTORIAL that I felt inspired to keep it going! Thank you everyone for your love, support, and positive comments! I wanted to be done with comments - but I didn't want to take the way my supporters connected with me and Im glad I changed my mind!

CLICK HERE to watch this tutorial

What I used in this video:
Too Faced - Shadow Insurance
URBAN DECAY - On the run palette
Smashbox - Cherry Smoke palette
URBAN DECAY - 27 glide on eye pencil "stag"
Too Faced - Better than Sex mascara
URBAN DECAY - Perversion Eyelashes in "Trap"
NYX Cosmetic - Nude Beige Lipliner
MAC Cosmetics - Ample Pink Lipglass
MAC Cosmetics - Blush in "Peaches"
OCC Cosmetics - OCC Skin Conceal R1

Don't forget to LIKE and SHARE this video/post to support my channel!

*Latina Kisses*

What I am lusting for right now

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What I am lusting for right now...
Like right in this moment. I am really digging the PRADA "Lace-Up" Oxfords.  And when I am into something with a high price tag ($950) I have to really sleep on it! For like a year haha. Ok, maybe not that long. When I like something I am pretty stuck in my ways. I used to be super impulsive and buy things that I liked in my head but didnt really work in my closet. 

I think I will wait to see more outfits on Pinterest and Polyvor with these guys before I pull the trigger. What are you lusting over? Are these ugly? Do you think I am smoking crack? lol. 

*Latina Kisses*

Do you have Momnesia?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Mom Zone for life
...or until Jude is 18

“Momnesia” and 11 Other Ailments Only Moms Get was article I just read. I know for a fact I am suffering from all of those!! The one that I am feeling the effects from the most has to be 

Sleepliving: Proceeding through life in a heightened state of sleep deprivation.

I am trying to get through this day with all of my goals completed. Today I got up early after a long night of editing to make breakfast and pack Judes lunch for school. Turns out, while on the steps of his school, that class did not resume until TOMORROW! My son turns to me and says "I could have slept longer!" All I could think is; Me too son, Me too. I know it might sound like I am complaining about raising a terrorist but its just the sleep deprivation speaking. I am always thinking about how I spend my time - while he is with me - effects him. I want him to remember me being stable - being a hard working, independent, self sufficient, strong woman. I don't ever want him to describe me as violent, angry, depressed, lazy, and unmotivated. We are our children's future. I didn't have the picture perfect upbringing but I do know that Jude is happy, loved, and protected because of me. 
I might have Momnesia but I wouldn't have it any other way!

*Latina Kisses*

Dark Sultry Makeup Tutorial

Sunday, January 4, 2015


I wore this look for New Years. It made me feel sexy and sultry. What some makeup will do for a girl! If you like it please share this post on Social media, and if you recreate it please tag me!
All the products used in this tutorial:

Too Faced - Shadow Insurance
SMASHBOX - Cherry Smoke Palette
Sigma Beauty - Brush E38
Sigma Beauty - Brush E25
L'Oreal Paris - Infallible 24 hour eyeshadow  Iced Latte #888
Sigma Beauty - Brush E57
EVIAN spray
Maybelline NY - Eye Studio Black Gel/Cream liner
Sigma Beauty - Brush E65
Anastasia of Beverly Hills - DipBrow in Brunette
Arell - Duo ended brush
URBAN DECAY - Perversion Eyelashes in TRAP
DUO - Dark eyelash glue
Too Faced - Better than Sex Mascara
Sigma Beauty - Brush E55

(Not Shown)
SMASHBOX - Liquid Halo Foundation #5
OCC Skin Conceal - Concealer #R1
URBAN DECAY - (On the Run Palette) Bronzer
MAC Cosmetics - Whisper of Guilt SkinFinish

NYX Cosmetics - Lip Liner in Deep Purple
Revlon - Lipstick in Black Cherry

Don't forget to check back here for more details, swatches, reviews, and journal style entries!

*Latina Kisses*

Has your child ever: Not wanting to leave their father

(Jude when he was 1)
Has your child ever...

Has your child ever come home in tears not wanting to leave their other parent? It happened tonight and it was - I think - the second or third time in his 5 years of life. To be honest it hurt my feelings. I even cried a little. His father said he was tired and Jude was complaining that he was hungry. I know when Jude doesn't get his daily nap and meals when I usually fix them he is a grump! I don't know why I was so sensitive. It could have just been me missing him more this weekend, because he was with his dad for New Years Eve as well, and getting that reaction was a surprise, a bad one. I just wanted to see how many of you had the same thing happen to you. 

This is what I did. I made him food right away, I can't let the boy starve! Mind you the whole time he was crying for his dad like I was holding him captive. I told him that he was allowed to cry as long and as loud as he wanted. I asked him if he wanted to help me cook (its his favorited thing to do) he thought about it and then responded like a monster "NO!" I served him, he ate like an animal, and when it was time to wash up for bed the melt down continued. He demanded more egg rolls (lol) and I said if he still wanted them tomorrow that I would serve him more. He wasn't having it. He was screaming bloody murder. Guuurrrl let me tell you...I do NOT have patience for screaming children so he was pushing my buttons. That kind of behavior would end in a karate chop to the top of the head and a kung fu kick to the pants. I held it in and killed the situation with kindness. After we prayed, and you know I asked the lord to keep me from whopping a particular butt, he finally calmed. I gave him an example of how he was acting and how what he said effected others (and when I say others - I mean me) 

[My example] What if I was upset when you came home? What if I didn't want to talk to you and asked Daddy to take you somewhere, anywhere, other than here at home with me? How would that feel? He said he didn't like it. I also explained how his father took care of him until Jude came home to me, and I took care of him until he went to visit his father. He apologized and went to bed without another peep. I felt accomplished when I shut his bedroom door. Like I did my job, I loved my son like a mommy should. 

Good night, Latina Kisses