Three Weeks of Sugar Bear Hair

Three Weeks of Sugar Bear Hair

DERMAE

Hello and happy Saturday. I know these updates tend to become kind of repetitive and that, you get it, Sugar Bear Hair makes my hair grow. Awesome. This is why today I’ll keep this post short and sweet.

I think that the change in my hair, especially in its length is noticeable if we compare the “before” with today, three weeks into the Sugar Bear Hair “treatment.” I didn’t see much change, however, with my hair last week and then this week. If anything, I feel it looks shorter in this picture, which is super odd, but might seem this way because it’ so dirty it maybe got that weird shape, which is not really like defined waves.

Do I still trust Sugar Bear Hair? Totally. Do I still think that it works and that my hair has become longer, healthier and overall better looking? Absolutely.

In the comments below, tell me more or less when do you start noticing that a hair care product is no longer working the way is used to.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

Primark Haul

Primark Haul

Lovely Wholesale

Hello and happy Saturday. This is going to be a pretty random haul because it turns out that Primark invoices are really tough to understand and I’ve already forgotten half of the stuff I bought there. Basically, I’m sharing with you the items I could figure out. Let’s get started, shall we?

I finally got one of those digital luggage scales because I thought it would come in handy for my trip to Baltimore. It did, although when I decided to come back home ten days later, I didn’t really care much about the weight of my suitcases and ended up having to pay extra for one. This scale cost $7.02.

If you’re in need of cheap underwear, you’ll find it at Primark. I got this bra for $3.51. Now, it’s obviously not the best quality and I know it’s not going to last me long, but it’s a good basic piece and not all bras need

to last ten years.

I’m that person who always ends up redoing their nails halfway through a trip. What can I say? My nails are super healthy and they grow at a fast pace. Besides, this cute set was $1.17. The files are alright, clearly nowhere near my glass ones in terms of quality, but they serve the purpose in case of emergencies.

This is like “that Instagram bra” but cheaper. I really bought it out of curiosity because going out and about without a real bra is not for me. I have yet to find an occasion to wear it, although I think that’ll be in a very relaxed environment, probably somewhere with warm weather. I got this bra for $7.02, so it better do something.

That’s all I could figure out from what I bought. In the comments below, tell me which of this items you’d get for yourself and why.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

October 2018 Owlcrate

October 2018 Owlcrate

Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies

100th.pngHello and happy Wednesday. This is going to be a bit of an anticlimactic Owlcrate unboxing because I forgot to take a picture of the items as soon as I got the box. Is this self-sabotage? Maybe. Let’s get started, shall we?

Choco Mint Truffle Tea from The Tea Spot 

I’ve had this tea twice already and I really like it. Tea is my hot beverage of preference, so I was happy to get this in my Owlcrate. Plus, you all know how much I love the combination of chocolate and mint. It’s like coziness in a mug.

Tea Strainer by Owlcrate Team and Michelle Gray 

I had gotten loose tea leafs in the past and they had pretty much gone to waste because I didn’t have a strainer. I think Owlcrate picked up on the fact that maybe this happened to other people, and they decided to include one in their boxes so that everyone could fully enjoy the products in the box. Besides the strainer itself being cute, I think this was a smart move from the Owlcrate team and a step towards curating more products that are useful for everyone.

Book Nerd Socks by Out of Print and Underlined 

Nights in Bogota have been super cold lately, so guess what I’ve been wearing to sleep. Again, everybody wears socks, even if not in a fashionable style, and nowadays we all know someone who likes to wear socks with cool designs in them, so either you have something great and cozy for cold days and nights, or you have a fashion item you or someone else can appreciate.

Canvas Clutch Purse from Bookworm Boutique 

Okay, this is not just any clutch purse; this is a book pocket and I’m living for it. I’m using it to store my Kindle and the notebook where I write down drafts for book studies, along with a pen. I think it’s adorable and super convenient and something you won’t think you needed until you have it and realize that your life was incomplete before.

Art Print by Michelle Gray 

I linked her before, don’t worry. If I know what the art print is about because I’ve read the book it was inspired by, then I’ll for sure use it to decorate the outside (or the inside) of a notebook and give it a bit more life and magic. That’s what I did with the cutie I got in my Owlcrate.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi and Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa 

In the month of October we got two books instead of one, and honestly, how could I be mad about that? You know I like going into books blindly, but I’ll tell you what I see: one, I see diverse authors, which I think is awesome. Two, I see that Pride might be a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, a classic I have yet to read.

As you can see, I was very happy about the contents of this Owlcrate, which also included the monthly pin. I want you to tell me the item you would’ve liked to receive and why.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

Back to Glam

Back to Glam

Kevyn Aucoin Beauty

Hello and happy Monday. I recently did this look and shared the “making of” via Instagram stories. That’s something I hadn’t done in a while and it felt good. I got the inspiration for this look the night before, just thinking about what colors to use and how to put them together. I’m sure I’ve done versions of it and shared them with you before, but this today is pure glam and I feel like the world has to see it. These are the steps I followed:

  1. Primer
  2. Concealer
  3. Stick contour
  4. Foundation
  5. Powder
  6. Eyebrows
  7. Matte brown (crease)
  8. Purple (eyelid base)
  9. Purple pigment (eyelid)
  10. Dark brown (outer corner)
  11. Purple eyeliner (waterline)
  12. Matte brown (lower lash line)
  13. Purple pigment (lower lash line)
  14. Mascara
  15. Powder contour
  16. Blush
  17. Highlighter
  18. Matte nude liquid lipstick
  19. Brown lip gloss
  20. Dewy setting spray

Now, I used to do looks like this one every weekend (exhausting, I know), and I want you to tell me in the comments what your “weekend makeup” consists of.

Happy Monday!
Love, Miss Camila

Sugar Bear Hair: 2 Week Update

Sugar Bear Hair: 2 Week Update

DERMAE

Hello and happy Saturday. In case you were wondering, this is the face of a teacher after coming home on a Friday. But we’re not here to talk about my face, right? We’re here to talk about my hair and whether I’ve seen any changes in the past two weeks.

Well, judge for yourselves. It’s obviously dirty, but it looks thick, which I associate with strength. It has also clearly grown, and I know this because I’ve been able to play with more hairstyles lately.

As for the falling out, I feel it has decreased, but then again, let’s all remember that this is more caused by anxiety than an issue directly related to the health of my hair or scalp.

Being halfway through the first month, I do feel like Sugar Bear Hair is giving my hair that boost to grow and be healthier, and you can tell. Yes, this picture was taken when I was pretty tired, but still my hair looks good, it has volume and a nice shape, which I’d been wanted to get back for a while.

In the comments below, tell me about self-care rituals that help you after a long week at work or school.

Happy Saturday!

Love, Miss Camila

Reto Lector de Abril: Opio en las Nubes

Reto Lector de Abril: Opio en las Nubes

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Hola y feliz sábado. Este mes les traigo mis opiniones sobre una novela que casi que por obligación todo joven en Colombia debe haber leído o por lo menos debe haber oído hablar de ella. Me refiero a Opio en las nubes de Rafael Chaparro Madiedo. ¿Comenzamos?

La razón por la que creo que esta novela es tan icónica es que su estilo es similar al de Andrés Caicedo. También me pareció que tenía cierta relación con la manera de escribir de Efraim Medina Reyes. Por ese mismo estilo que a veces no es lineal y en varias ocasiones parece que no fue pensado ni planeado, entiendo que hay ciertas personas para quienes Opio en las nubes no es fácil de seguir, o para quienes no es interesante.

Debo ser honesta y reconocer que yo tuve que superar esa impresión inicial y seguir leyendo, y ahí fue que me di cuenta que la novela está compuesta por varias historias de diferentes personajes, y que llega un punto en el que esa gran historia adquiere un hilo conductor y un sentido.

En el aspecto técnico de la escritura, tuve algunos problemas con la longitud de las oraciones y su falta de puntuación. Esto también me recordó al estilo que manejaba Andrés Caicedo. Para quien no está acostumbrado a este estilo, puede hacerse difícil seguir la historia. Siento que la novela no estaba bien editada y que había muchos errores de mecanografiado, que me hacían perder el hilo de lo que estaba leyendo.

Personalmente me gustó el hecho de que no sabía realmente en qué lugar o en qué tiempo se daba la historia. Para mí es una de esas novelas que pueden desarrollarse en cualquier tiempo y espacio.

Después de la novela, hay una sección de poemas, pero no le vi la relación a esta sección con el resto de lo que ya había leído.

¿Han leído alguna novela de este autor? ¿Qué les pareció? Cuéntenme en los comentarios.

¡Feliz lectura!

Con amor, Miss Camila

September 2018 Owlcrate

September 2018 Owlcrate

Lovely Wholesale

Hello and happy Wednesday. Welcome to another Owlcrate unboxing. I think for the next weeks all you’ll see will be these unboxings, but don’t worry, I’m only subscribed til December. I feel like I’ve been losing the excitement of getting these boxes lately because I don’t relate to several of the items included, which inevitably leads me to feel that I’ve wasted my money, but goodies are goodies either way and if I can’t enjoy them, then maybe someone else will, or by seeing these posts you’ll maybe want to try this subscription box, in which case the post would be worth it. Anyways, let’s get started, shall we?

Bath Soak by Leeloo Soaps 

This is kind of what I’m talking about. You probably know by now that I love everything that smells nice, and that includes soaps and shower gels and all that good stuff. That being said, I don’t have a bath tub, which means I won’t be using this bath soak. I think I mentioned in a previous unboxing that I give these kinds of products to my best friend because she does have one. I can’t say whether I like this because I haven’t opened it. Here’s a suggestion for the Owlcrate creators/curators: when picking your products, think of stuff that the majority of your costumers will enjoy. This store also has regular soap, so why not include that one instead? I’m just saying…

Fingerless Gloves by Team Owlcrate 

This is an exclusive product, so I don’t have a link for you. I really don’t want this whole unboxing to be a fail, but seriously? I mean, I would’ve at least carrying regular gloves in my backpack for cold mornings or days when I have to leave work late in the afternoon, but fingerless gloves? Honestly, they don’t make any sense to me, and because I haven’t read the book they were inspired in, I can’t even find a sentimental value for them. I know exactly who to give them to, and I think they’ll be excited.

Ceramic Mug by Cara Kozik 

Mugs! Yay Owlcrate. This is what I mean with items that have a more universal appeal. I love Harry Potter with the passion of one thousand burning suns, and I also happen to really enjoy collecting mugs and using them for the occasional cup of tea. But even if I didn’t love Harry Potter and even if I didn’t appreciate the gorgeous art that decorates this mug, I can still use this for its purpose: as a container for hot beverages. And even if I didn’t want to use it for that, I think this would make a great pencil holder. So there you have it, this is multi-functional.

Lip Balm by GeekFireLabs 

Lip balms are like mirrors in my books: there’s no such thing as having too many. I have one lip balm on my desk and one on my nightstand. I have one in my work bag, and also one in every other bag I use because I don’t want to feel that my lips are chapped and not being able to do anything about it. But you know what I love even more than lip balm? Lip balm that smells (tastes?) of something special. I loved the glazed donut one, and the mint blackberry one, and I’m sure enjoying this apple mint scent (flavor?). I mean, who even likes strawberry anymore?

Art Print by Kirsty Carter 

I’ll be short and sweet with this one: I threw it away. I had no idea what the print was inspired by, so I threw it because I didn’t want to have a pretty piece of cardboard floating around my room. I’m sorry, but I’m also very indifferent towards this “item.”

Mirage by Somaiya Daud 

I like the fact that Owlcrate seems to be curating books from diverse authors and not the same five white people Booktubers are always talking about. I don’t know anything about the plot of this book, and I want to keep it that way until I’m able to read it and review it, but a pretty hard cover and an exclusive design are always good things in my books.

Besides those “official” items, I got the Owlcrate pin and a tiny bottle of nail polish, which I think came with an ad for a new book. I’m sorry for this very anticlimactic unboxing, but I still want to know what you thought about it and what items you’d like to have.

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila