LookHUMAN Mini Haul

Hello and happy Saturday. Now that I officially and unapologetically do fashion stuff in this blog, I’d like to show you my absolute favorite brand when it comes to graphic shirts. As the title indicates, I’m talking about LookHUMAN, and if you haven’t already, then you should totally check it out. Today I’m showing you four pieces of clothing I have from this brand. Let’s get started, shall we?

Hoodies are usually $40, although when I got this, there was a sale going on and I got it at a discount. I love it because it’s the perfect balance between warm and cool. If you ever travel to Bogotá, you’ll understand why I appreciate an item of clothing like this one.

Ironically enough, no one was able to see me wearing this shirt while I was at work because I had to wear a uniform on it. This is the classic graphic tee with a round neck. It’s fitted, which I love because I always lean towards tighter clothes, and it looks great with jeans or black skinny pants. Like the other items I’m sharing in this haul, this is a size M.

Tees are usually $23.99, but I got mine for $19.99. There are always sales going on in the LookHUMAN site, so keep an eye out for them.

 

 

I haven’t been able to wear this tank top yet because I haven’t gone to the gym since I got it last week. I got this with the hoodie, so I did get a discount on it. The regular price is $23.99, though. I really like this kind of tops for working out. The fabric is thin and flowy. and the silhouette is loose so I won’t feel like I’m being smothered while working out. Also, I relate 100% to what it says.

 

 

 

 

This is the first item I got from LookHUMAN, and I actually bought it through Amazon and not directly from the brand’s site. I paid $29.99 for this, and, like the hoodie, is the perfect piece of clothing for Bogotá weather. I wear this as a long-sleeve shirt on days that are not warm enough to wear a shirt, but that are not too cold that I need a jacket, and it keeps me in a comfortable temperature.

Are you into graphic shirts? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

“New” Authors

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Hello and happy Wednesday. Something I love about reviewing books is the fact that I get to discover authors I had no idea about and then I can add their other books to my wish list or my TBR list. In today’s post I bring you four authors I recently discovered, as well as my thoughts on them. Let’s get started, shall we?

Eric Lindstrom 

He is the author of Not If I See You First, and A Tragic Kind of Wonderful, which I haven’t read. I really enjoyed his style, especially because Not If I See You First is told from the perspective of a blind teenage girl and he’s none of those things, so it’s clear that he did his research. I’ll read A Tragic Kind of Wonderful and let you know what I thought about it.

Audrey Carlan 

She writes mommy porn, okay? She’s the author of the Calendar Girl. I’m reading the books in Spanish, and I know that translations are not as accurate as originals. I’m also not going to talk about the quality of Carlan’s style because let’s be real, that’s not why I like her books. She’s written a bunch of other series, and I’m not making any promises here, but I might be looking into them sometime in the future.

Robyn Schneider 

I’d had a Robyn Schneider book in my TBR list for the longest time and then when I read it I was sort of disappointed. Okay, The Beginning of Everything is a good book, and I really enjoyed reading it, but the end was not my thing at all and I think in a way it affected my general view of the story. Still, she has other books that I also want to read, and I’ll give them a chance when I can.

Jessica Verdi 

She is the author of The Summer I Wasn’t Me, which I consider a must-read, especially if you’re into LGBTQ* books and want to expand your horizons beyond the typical coming out stories we’re often given in YA novels. I really liked her style and the way the story handled different issues in a realistic way. I’m going to keep reading her books and sharing my thoughts on them with you.

Now you tell me about an author that is “new” for you and whether you liked reading them or not.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

 

Soft Ombré Eyes and Lips

Hello and happy Monday. Before I start talking about today’s look, I wanted to explain that whenever I tell you about a “soft” kind of look, I’m basically talking about the “baby” version of the look. Remember that I’m recreating makeup looks that go all the way back to 2013 or so, and that by then I didn’t have the confidence or the skill to do very adventurous or intense looks.

Now, when you read or listen to the word “ombré,” just think of a color scale, which goes from the lightest to the darkest. Many eye looks start with a very light color in the inner corner, and they become darker as we progress to the outer corner. For lips, ombré usually means that you apply a darker color as a base, and in the center of the lips, you apply a lighter one. Here are the steps I followed to achieve those soft ombré eyes and lips:

  1. Primer
  2. Foundation
  3. Concealer
  4. Powder
  5. Eyebrows
  6. Light beige (base)
  7. Golden brown (outer corner)
  8. Light gold (inner corner)
  9. Black eyeliner (tightline)
  10. Mascara
  11. Bronzer
  12. Blush
  13. Nude liquid lipstick
  14. Light pink lipstick (center of the lips)

When it comes to the lips, do you apply the ombré technique or do you just go for one product? Let me know in the comments below!

Happy Monday,

Love, Miss Camila

Trying Halo Beauty: 2 Weeks

Hello and happy Sunday. As much as I love trying and reviewing different products and then blogging about my thoughts, I get super annoyed when said products don’t work. I get annoyed because I’m spending my own money on them, and I really want them to do what they’re supposed to!

By that intro, I guess you already know that I’m not happy with Halo Beauty because, after two weeks of taking it, I haven’t seen any real results.

My nails have started growing and they do look strong and sturdy, but I need them to reach a significant length before I can determine whether Halo Beauty has worked on them or not. I’m still hoping that within the next two weeks they can achieve that length.

I’m probably most disappointed about my skin because I have seen no changes whatsoever. Before I started taking Halo Beauty, I had breakouts on my chin and under my eyes, which are my problematic areas. Whenever I’m stressed or anxious, I get breakouts there, and, as I told you on the last update, I’d been anxious.

My chin has gotten better, but you can still see that I have something there, and besides that, I also got a breakout right on my hairline, which hadn’t happened before. Besides, and this could also be caused by my recent stress, I’ve noticed that the dark circles under my eyes are darker and deeper than ever.

My hair is looking good and healthy, which is something I believe I can thank Halo Beauty for. It’s still too soon to tell if it’s grown or if it’s growing at a somewhat fast pace, but I notice that is stronger, shinier, and less prone to getting dry.

The thing is, Sugar Bear Hair did the same for my hair and it was $30, while Halo Beauty is $40, and if you get the three or the six-month packs, you get discounts and free stuff with your vitamins. Plus, they’re actual gummies and they’re delicious. I tried them last year, and I was in love with them. You can check out my post on Vitamin Supplements and my Hair Update to find out more about them.

I know there are still two weeks to go, but so far, from what I have (not) seen, I’d tell you not to buy Halo Beauty, and to reach for Sugar Bear Hair instead, especially if, like me, you’re spending your hard earned money on these things.

In the comments, tell me about a super hyped, and overpriced product you got because everyone was talking about it, but that did nothing to you.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Soccer Players Mix & Match

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Hello and happy Saturday. I know you’re probably watching a World Cup match right now, so I’ll keep this post short and sweet. My name is Camila and I am genuinely into soccer. Yes, I occasionally watch other sports, but my absolute favorite is soccer, or football, which is how every country in the world but the US calls it.

I got into soccer in 2015, when I was a student-teacher, and I was able to work with second-grade boys. In Colombia, most boys that age have one thing in mind: soccer. They were the shirts from their favorite teams and players, they discuss the latest matches and news, and obviously in recess they play soccer.

It was because of those students I had over three years ago that I created the first version of my Soccer Player Mix & Match, which is now available in my TpT store. You can check it out by clicking here. I truly believe that students are more successful when we present them with topics they are passionate about, and when we combine said passions with our academic goals. I believe that teachers are allowed to have fun in the classroom too, and that actually when we do, our students are even more engaged because they sense that we are into what we’re teaching.

In the comments below, tell me about a passion of yours, and the ways in which you integrate it with your students.

Happy teaching!

Love, Miss Camila

The Alphabet Book Tag

 

 

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Hello and happy Wednesday. A few months ago, when I decided to permanently delete my other blogs (you know, the ones that I’d had for years but were unsuccessful), I went through my old posts and discovered there were some salvageable ideas. One of them was the alphabet tag, which is basically a list of books whose title begins with each letter of the alphabet. Easy enough, right? I’m only doing this with books I’ve already read, so I’m relying on Goodreads for this post. I didn’t include some letters because I couldn’t fins  book starting with them, sorry not sorry. Let’s get started, shall we?

Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Bittersweet by Sarah Ockler

C Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken

Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame

E Everything Is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer

Forever is the Worst Long Time by Camille Pagán

G Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman

How to Love by Katie Cotugno

If You Could Be Mine by Sara Farizan

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

K Kindred Spirits by Rainbow Rowell

L Life by Committee by Corey Ann Haydu

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill

Not If I See You First by Eric Lindstrom

On the Fence by Kasie West

P Paper Towns by John Green 

Remember Me by Melanie Batchelor

Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer

This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

Welcome to Hickville High by Mary Karlik

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

That’s my alphabet tag. Hopefully I can find titles with the missing letters. Now I tag you to share some titles in the comments below.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

Calm, Cool, and Collected Makeup

Hello and happy Monday. I’ve been into dating advice lately, and yesterday I came across an article on how to be “down to earth.” Now, without getting to deep here, that’s something I’m not but I’m trying to be. Basically, yes, I want to be calm, cool, and collected, you know? Today’s makeup look is my attempt at that: it’s very simple, but at the same time it makes your skin glow and look healthy. And the best thing is, it can totally pass for one of those “oh, I just threw in some mascara and lipgloss” kinda looks. Here are the steps I followed to achieve it:

 

 

  1. Primer
  2. Foundation
  3. Concealer
  4. Powder
  5. Eyebrows
  6. Light gold (eyelid)
  7. Light brown (outer corner)
  8. Faux black eyeliner
  9. Mascara
  10. Blush
  11. Lipgloss

In the comments below tell me, when do you like to sport this kind of calm, cool, and collected look?

Happy Monday!

Love, Miss Camila

Why I Stopped Watching the OG Makeup Youtubers

Laser Hair Removal.pngHello and happy Sunday. Last week I told you about the things I’ve learned when it comes to doing makeup, and how my perceptions and ideas regarding makeup have also changed. I’ve grown way more confident both on my skill and my looks, and I think that’s played a great part in my process of discovering what I’m into and what I’m not.

When I started doing makeup, I loved the British YouTubers, and I’d watch their videos for inspiration. I’m talking about Tanya Burr, Zoella, Niomi Smart, and Louise. The reason why I loved their tutorials was that I felt they were always easy to accomplish, and super natural and soft, and yes, I was into that stuff.

Oddly enough, that’s the reason why I don’t like them. I’m no longer looking for natural, “easy” looks, and I feel that’s the content they are still doing. I haven’t followed any of these YouTubers for a good four years now, but the other day I felt curious and watched one of Tanya’s most recent makeup tutorials, only to find out that it was exactly the same as the ones I used to love.

Now, that’s Tanya’s style, and I’m sure it’s the one many people follow and love, which is why she’s got a solid base of subscribers. The thing is, her style is not compatible to mine anymore. Nowadays, I’d rather watch Nikkie Tutorials, Nicole Guerriero, or Tati do half-hour long tutorials that will challenge and inspire me.

I like to be introduced to new products and new techniques, and I feel these YouTubers I currently watch, have a more professional say than the British girls had. Again, that’s the opinion of a 24-year-old who’s done makeup for over five years, and has actually gone to advanced makeup courses. You can find that Zoe and Tanya are more your style, and we can still be friends.

I’ve already asked you which YouTubers you watch for inspiration, but today I’d like you to tell me in more general terms what you like to see from those YouTubers. Are you more into a relaxed, easy kind of tutorial, or do you like all the glam? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Netflix Talk: Once Upon a Time

NETFLIX TALK_ (1).pngHello and happy Saturday. As I’m getting older, I’m more into fantasy and supernatural/ paranormal stuff, and not just when it comes to books, but also the shows I watch. I recently decided to give Once Upon a Time another chance because I watched season one a while ago and then basically forgot about it. Well, as of right now I’m on season four, so I’m almost done with the show, at least what is available on Netflix. Let’s get started, shall we?

Eleven-year-old Henry reminded me a little bit of my best friend’s nephew, and that made me love the show even more. I thought season one was super cute and innocent, even with the fighting scenes and some “deep” subjects, like the fact that Emma gave Henry up for adoption when she was 18.

There is a sexual vibe at times, but nothing explicit, I mean, it’s not Game of Thrones or anything like that. Besides, how can there not be sex when Jamie Dornan is acting? Yes, he is the hot-ass sheriff, so once again, he’s playing a character who’s into handcuffs…interesting. Also, his accent, which I thought was a bit ridiculous, is real. Oops, sorry.

I loved some more technical aspects of the show, like how it alternates between the fairy-tale world and the real world, and the amazing job done with the costumes and scenery. I also really like the fact that each episode focuses on telling the story of a particular character.

Of course, there were things I didn’t quite love, and I’m going to tell you about it. If you know me, then you probably know that I adore Ginnifer Goodwin, and that He’s Just Not That Into You and Something Borrowed are pretty much my favorite movies and I watch them every chance I get. I despise how she looks as Mary Margaret with her short black hair. It’s also really disturbing to think that Snow White/ Mary Margaret is Emma’s mom. No. Doesn’t work for me.

Have you watched Once Upon A Time? What do you like the most about this show? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

How I Use My Reading Planner

Hello and happy Wednesday. As I promised in a previous post, today I want to share with you how I use the reading planner I got in my December OwlCrate. Let’s get started, shall we?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I want to start off by saying that I use my planner to keep track of the books I’m reading, rather than to organize my reads, if that makes any sense. Whenever I start a new book, I like to add it to the “Favorite Books” section, and I especially enjoy seeing how it turns more colorful with time as I include more titles.

 

 

 

 

 

Because I often read several books at a time, I like to use the monthly calendar to record the date when I start a new read. On the fifteenth of every month, I also write down the title of the book from the reading challenge I’m doing in Spanish. When I finish a book, I sometimes like to cross out the title.

 

 

 

 

The book log is like a companion to the calendar in the previous picture. Here I’ll just write down the date when I finish reading a book, the title and my rating on it. I use the other page to review the books from the monthly challenge, given that I have a separate notebook where I write down my thoughts on all the other books I read.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, there’s the weekly planner. I use this to plan both my blog posts and the products I put up on Teachers Pay Teachers. Basically, under each day I’ll write the posts that I need to schedule, in the To-Do List I have all of my product ideas for TpT, and then in the reading list I write all the titles of the books I’m currently reading. As you see, I highlight whatever has been done to make my weekly planning sessions easier.

Do you have a reading planner or any sort of tracking system for your books? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila