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May Favorites 2015

BeautyMaría Elena8 Comments

I don't know about you, but I'm super happy May is over. It was kind of a really long month work wise but I'm really happy how it all ended: Having the opportunity of interviewing Fernando Rodríguez from Aaron Stewart Home as Ambinity's first Career Profile was definitely the highlight! Since May was kind of an interesting month, I decided to show off some of my favorites, ignoring the fact it's June 7th and I'm a little late now. :)

  • Macbook Pro Retina Display + Marble Case - You see that beautiful marble in the picture? That's my new Macbook! After 5 years using the old white Macbook I was ready for an update, especially before they announce our sales tax is being increased from a 7% to an 11% later this year! I think I did a great purchase. So the same day I brought my new baby home, I went into Amazon and bought myself the most beautiful marble case to complete my recent marble obsession. Totally worth it, don't you think?
  • Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Eye - I got this as a free gift with purchase after buying the Midnight Recovery Concentrate. I don't get impressed very often with eye creams thanks to my super dark genetic dark circles, but with this, I feel like it's actually making a difference. Definitely will be buying full size when it runs out. 
  • Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua - This has been my go to foundation since I bought it! It feels light to the skin and gives you a subtle glow that doesn't look shiny throughout the day. And that's a lot to say when you think about the draught Puerto Rico is going through this summer! 
  • Rimmel's Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic - My go-to summer lip look. I recently reviewed this for you guys as one of my favorite drugstore purchases since it is one of the only kind of hot pink color that actually looks good on my lips. I also feel like the longer you wear it, the better it looks. 
  • Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia/ Fragonard Sweetpea Eau de Toilette - This month I've been more into fresh and really feminine smells which is why I've been loving wearing any of these two. Jo Malone makes me feel fancy as hell and Fragonard reminds me of my teenage years when I used to wear Tommy Girl (but better).
  • How to Be Parisian Wherever You Are: Love, Style, and Bad Habits - This is the perfect summer read! Light, funny and informative. I've been bringing this with me for any relaxing moment and I've been learning a lot. Like wearing a black bra underneath a white t-shirt. What? Love it!

What were your May favorites?

Chanel Makeup Review

BeautyMaría Elena2 Comments

Oops... I did it again. I spent too much money on makeup. #SorryNotSorry

If you read one of my last wish lists, you'll know that I was planning on purchasing these two Chanel products for a while. I don't think I was planning on buying both at the same time, BUT the time when I had just joined the rewards debit program from Nordstrom in which I had to spend $100 or more for a $20 cash back. Hence, Chanel counter... BINGO! (My wallet is still mad at me)

Here's my mini haul/ review:

1. Chanel Vitaloumier Aqua - I went to the Chanel counter just to buy Soleil Tan De Chanel but that obviously didn't happen. Leslie, the awesome lady at Nordstrom San Juan's counter told me to give this lightweight base a try and I couldn't help to be impressed by the flawless and natural finish. I've been using this instead of my beloved Tarte BB Tinted Treatment 12-Hour Primer and I can't believe I like it even more. I thought it wouldn't work on Puerto Rico's weather (which has been in the high 80's lately), but it's true what they say. It does look like your skin, but better. I've been using it with Maybelline's Fit Me Matte + Poreless Powder and it's impressive that even though this foundation has a very luminous finish, it has great staying power. 

2. Soleil Tan de Chanel - As usual, I am going to be really honest here. It was REALLY hard for me to mess up this beautiful design with a stippling brush. I mean, look at it! And the packaging deserves a post on its own. How can one resist?? But lets cut to the chase: This is the best way to to contour your face, specially if you don't like that harsh looking contouring that makes you look like you are someone else. It has a little bit of shimmer but you can't see it once its on your face. It just makes you look glowy. Definetely worth the $48 price tag (ouch!).  

Final verdict: These are both worth the splurge! Do you wear Chanel makeup? Let me know what other products to try! I'll start saving up... I think I'm hooked. :)

XO, Elena