Cleaning My Hair Care Bin

Cleaning My Hair Care Bin

Hello and happy Sunday. I feel like I don’t discuss hair care much in this blog, and the reason is that I don’t really have a structured hair-care regime that I follow. I literally wash my hair only on the weekends, and I use shampoo, sometimes conditioner, and then another product that I most likely got in a subscription box. Today, though, I’ll show you what’s inside my hair care bin. Let’s get started, shall we?

First, we have the tools. I have a straightening iron I bought at TJ Maxx forever ago, two thingies for when I go for creative-ish dos, a comb, a dry hair brush, and a Tangle Teezer.

 

This is what I live by: all sorts of hair ties, scrunchies, and other hair things I don’t know the English name of. If you do, please let me know in the comments. I only let my hair down when it’s drying after I’ve washed it, and even after it’s dry, I’ll probably pull it up in a ponytail or something. I feel that hair is an important part of your look and because my job requires me to wear somewhat formal clothes, I prefer my hair to be up because it looks more stylish and classy.

 

 

 

Finally, we have those products I told you I use after washing my hair. And I have to be honest, I’d sort of neglected them, which led me to have all these opened and unfinished bottles of stuff. To solve this problem, I numbered them from one to six, one being the bottle with the least amount of product and six the one with the most. I’ve been working on finishing them by using them not only after washing my hair, but also on days when my hair is not that dirty. I am currently working on product number three, which is the argan oil.

 

What products can we find in your hair care bin? Let me know in the comments.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

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Wish Update

Wish Update

Hello and happy Friday. Remember when I ranted about how I’d bought a ton of fake engagement rings from Wish and it’d been a super long and I hadn’t gotten them still? Well, I did get some of them, so I want to do an update/mini haul. Let’s get started, shall we?

This is a Claddagh ring, which I got because I thought it was cute and not because it had any special meaning. I think it’s cute and low-key, but it still has a small stone right in the middle. I love that it’s rose gold and honestly, I just love the design of it in gene

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This set is the complete opposite of that last one. It says “everybody look at my hand.” I really like the intricate design and obviously the pink stone in the middle. It’s big and chunky, just how I like my rings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This set is a classic and I don’t wear it as much because it looks too much like an engagement ring, and I’m crazy but not that crazy. I think the cut of the stone is beautiful and I find that the width is super convenient and comfortable. I also think that a style like this will suit people with big and small hands alike.

What’s your favorite set? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Friday!

Love, Miss Camila

October 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag

October 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag

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Hello and happy Sunday. I don’t know why, but I feel like Ipsy glam bag unboxings are a lot of work sometimes. Today I’ll tell you about the October 2018 bag, and it was a weird one. Let’s get started, shall we?

CoTZ Flawless Complexion Tinted Sunscreen SPF 50

This was actually something I redeemed using points, and I’m kind of mad at myself because I got virtually nothing. It was so hard to get anything out of that tiny tube that I just gave up, so I can’t really say what I feel about it because I didn’t have a chance to try and test this product the was I would usually do. I got a 0.18 oz or 5g tube, while the full size version is 2.5 oz or 70g and is $22.99. I feel that this is the average price for a sunscreen, and given that I’d only be wearing it in my face, I think it’ll last me a while, so I think I would buy it.

Wander Beauty Lift-Off Purifying and Brightening Peel Off Mask 

I always try the products the day after I get them so that I make sure I’m not wearing any makeup or stuff that can alter the performance of what I’m testing. I’ve only used this mask once and I don’t think there’s going to be a second time. It smells and feels like straight up glue, and I feel that the texture is too thin and liquid to form a nice layer on the skin, which makes it a literal pain to peel off afterwards. I got a 10 mL or 0.338 oz tube, and the actual full size is 60 mL or 2.029 oz. I had already made up my mind about not buying it even if it was cheap, but the $34 price point only makes me confirm my decision.

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer in Light Sand 

I feel like I was finally invited to the party every beauty guru had already attended because this concealer was, and to some still is a huge deal. I think it’s good but it’s definitely not the best product I’ve tried. I got a 1 mL or 0.0338 fl oz. sample, while the full size is 10 mL or .338 fl oz. That means you get ten times as much product for $27. I honestly thought it was going to be more expensive, and had I liked it a little more, I’d hesitate whether in another life or another universe I’d buy it. It didn’t blow me away so I don’t think it’s worth the splurge.

Pretty Woman Nail Polish in Don’t Be Jelly 

I like the rich color of this nail polish. It’s definitely pigmented, and that means I’m fine with just one or two coats. However, it chips really quickly. I’m a teacher and I’m always doing things with my hands. I need a heavy-duty nail polish and this isn’t it. I got the full size version in my bag, which you can buy for $7.99. Now, that’s the standard price for a “professional” nail polish, like China Glaze or O.P.I. Those don’t chip that quickly, though, so they’re worth it to me. This one isn’t.

SLMISSGLAM L50 Lilac Sparkle Eye Blender

I had talked about this brand before, and then I found it odd that they don’t sell the brushes separately. I think that’s kind of misleading and also makes no sense to me, but whatever. I think this is a nice blending brush, maybe a bit too fluffy and soft, which means you wouldn’t want to use it for precision in the crease, but it’s good enough. I won’t be buying it, though. No, thank you.

City Color Grow Pro Highlight in Nebula 

The first time I tried this I thought it was eyeshadow and I din’t like it one bit. My experience using it as highlighter was better, but I still feel it’s a bit chalky. Also, I don’t really think that one might wear a blue iridescent highlighter very often, but to each their own. Even though I got an individual pan, this product belongs to a four-shade highlighter palette that retails for $8.99. Now, that’s a price I’d pay for  highlighter, especially because the other colors are more wearable: champagne, pink, and gold.

That’s it for today. In the comments below tell me about one product you’d like to try.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

September 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag

September 2018 Ipsy Glam Bag

Hello and happy Sunday. It feels like I haven’t unboxed an Ipsy Glam Bag in a while, and I always have fun doing these more in-depth posts and putting them together for you. Let’s get started, shall we?

It Hair Care 12-In-One Leave In Conditioner 

Let me start by saying this product smells like all the good things in the world. I sometimes reach for it just to smell it. I only wash my hair during the weekends, so when washing time comes, my tips are sometimes a bit dry and need love. Well, this conditioner gives them all the love. I got the sample version, and it contains 2 oz or 60 mL. The full size version contains 10.2 oz or 300 mL and is $17. I think that I would pay that price for this product because I’ve seen it work wonders with my hair, and I only need a small amount each time, so it’s going to last me a long time.

Doucce Cheek Blush in RSVP 

This is one of those brands I know and love thanks to Ipsy, but that  will probably never reach for on my own because I don’t agree with the price of its products. Yes, I got a beautiful mauve blush that has a bit of shimmer in it and that I think goes well with everything. But I’m not going to pay $28 for it when I’m sure I can get a dupe from NYX or Maybelline.

Trestique Mini Lip Glaze in Mumbai Magenta 

I accidentally got two of these, not sure why, but I’m not mad. This is a hot girl boss pink, which you know I have in different versions. I like that even though this is a very strong color and you can build it up, it still has a sheen to it, like a softer side to it. The full size product, which comes with a primer, is $25. This is standard Trestique price and I paid it for lip products in the past, but this particular shade is not one I reach for a lot, so I wouldn’t spend that amount of money on it again.

Luxie Beauty Harley Quinn Detailed Flat Definer 110

I use this brush to apply my concealer and I’m love with it. I will tell you more about some techniques I’ve been incorporating to my makeup routine in an upcoming post. I love getting brushes in my glam bags but I have like three blending brushes and three foundation ones already, so it’s nice to get other type of brushes for a change. This brush normally would be $20 but it is now on sale for $14. Do I think that’s a more reasonable price? Totally. Would I pay that money if I wanted to buy that brush. I don’t think so, considering that there are awesome brands that sell brushes for half that price.

Glamour Dolls Retractable Gel Eyeliner in Blue 

Speaking about a brand that sells affordable high quality products, I got a blue eyeliner from Glamour Dolls and I’ve been giving it some love. It’s not the typical in your face super pigmented eyeliner like some out there, but you can build it up and get that pop of color I love. For some reason the website is only showing be a black eyeliner, which is $2.99. Do I really need to say it? Yes I do. I would definitely buy one of each color available for that price.

Which of these products would you buy? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

New Jewelry Haul

New Jewelry Haul

 

Hello and happy Sunday. Today I bring you a jewelry haul because you know that’s something I love, but it had been a while since I’d treated myself in that department. I recently bought some beautiful pieces online from Poesie, which is a Colombian company owned by my best friend’s cousin.

I have known the owner literally since I was a kid, and I have several pieces created by her that my best friend and her family have gifted me. She recently made her website accessible, which you know is ideal for me because I buy basically everything online, so I decided to treat myself.

As you can see, I got three items, two of which come with a little paper explaining the stone used, and she also sent a really nice handwritten note, which I think is just a super thoughtful detail.

Now, before we continue, this store is based in Colombia as far as I know, so I don’t think there’s international shipping, but if you’re around, you should definitely get something. I was in desperate need of a new beginning, so this moon stone collection was just perfect for me. I got the Unuk piedra luna earrings for 29.900 COP ($9.38), the Hoedus bracelet for that same price, and the Alioth ring for 39.900 COP ($12.52).

If you want a full Poesie jewelry haul, or a full jewelry haul regardless of the brand, let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila

Kindle Haul #7

Kindle Haul #7

Alibris: Books, Music, & Movies

100th (2).pngHello and happy Wednesday. Apparently, I gave myself a break in November of 2018 because I didn’t buy any ebooks then. I did get seven new titles for my collection in December, and I want to tell you all about how little I spent. Let’s get started, shall we?

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell 

Good news about this book! It’s still $1.99, so if you’ve been thinking about getting it, do it now.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

This book was $1.99 when I got it, and it is now $9.64.

Wrecked by Maria Padan 

This title is now $5.69, which is obviously more than $1.99, but it’s not a terrible price.

The Big Leap by Gay Hendricks 

This book is now $11.99, so I would wait for a sale. (I got it for $1.99.) If I’m not mistaken, this is a Great on Kindle book because it belongs to the self-improvement genre. This means that if you get it, you’ll get credit so that you can keep buying Great on Kindle books.

Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert 

Again, wait until this is on sale, unless you want to pay $12.99 for it, which let’s be honest, you don’t. You’d rather pay $1.99 like I did, right?

The Home for Unwanted Girls by Joanna Goodman

This book is currently $9.99, if you’re interested in buying it. (Interested on?) Anyway, I bought it for $1.99.

The 12 Dares of Christa by Marissa Burt

This beauty was $1.99 when I got it, and it is now $7.99. Not a terrible price, but would you pay it?

That’s it for today’s haul. I would like to know about the cheapest book you’ve ever gotten. Share some nice stories with me in the comments!

Happy reading!

Love, Miss Camila

L’Occitane Mini Haul

L’Occitane Mini Haul

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Hello and happy Sunday. You know how my heart feels about L’Occitane, and if you don’t then you’re probably new here, in which case, hi and welcome. The fact that L’Occitane has an online shop has made my life easier but it’s also made me poorer. Take this haul, for example. I was just going to buy a shower oil for my grandma and ended up with two kits for myself.

One of those kits is the one you see in the left. It is the Reine Blanche routine. This literally means “white queen” and it is a series of products that will clarify your skin and help with discoloration. I got this kit for $10.37, and it currently isn’t sold anymore. It came with the makeup bag as well, which I think is super convenient for traveling.

Now I got another set that came with another bag. This one cost $15.87 and came with a mini aqua toner, and then some Verveine products like shower gel, shampoo, body lotion, perfume and hand lotion.

Additionally, I got some free samples, which I think I gave to my mom. I got another hand lotion, two different serums and a sample for the Terre de Lumiére perfume, which is absolutely delicious.

What’s your favorite L’Occitane product and why? Let me know in the comments below.

Happy Sunday!

Love, Miss Camila