Update: Where have I been?

Hello, hello, hello!

It really has been a little bit over a month since my last actual post back in June and although not at a lot happened back then, it feels like everything is moving so fast now. I moved into my dorm in college less than a week ago and I have no idea what’s going on most of the time! Haha, I feel like that is the fun part of this whole experience. I have a hard time making friends and opening up to people and right now my biggest fear  is that I might not make any friends around here. I am making an effort to change that, though. I am. Promise! Nothing but positive vibes around here.

Something really I really am excited about is for school to start. I will be majoring in both Graphic Design and Marketing (next semester!) and there’s a really good feeling that comes from knowing you’ll be learning about subjects and things you are actually interested in! I still have to take a math class, but I can live with that.

Now, let’s talk about my dorm. Although the whole process was exhausting, I am so happy with how it turned out and I would love you make a different post on that to show you all what it looks like. Are you cool with that? I plan to slowly but surely get back on track, considering I also want to figure out my way around here and actually make friends!

Anyway, I just wanted to give you all a small update on my life and say that I really have missed you a lot. I really did and I’m so happy to hear about your summer. What did you do?! Did you travel somewhere? Did you stay home? I wanna hear about it. And if you have any suggestions on future posts, feel free to comment.

Ya girl is back and hopefully she won’t disappear again!

Much love,

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Perfect makeup for summer

Hello, hello, hello!

How are you guys doing today? I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far. Your hostess over here didn’t go to her senior trip, so I currently have a week off of school and enjoying every single second of it. Hehe.

I decided to take advantage of my week off and the fact that I got my hands on a laptop that actually works to start getting back on track with my blog after being away for a couple weeks. It feels weird because I was really starting to get the hang of this, so please bear with me while I pull myself together once again!

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Now, let’s talk business. Coming from someone who was born and raised in a place that most people would call ‘paradise’, there are some perks to growing up in it. On the good side, we have beautiful beaches, amazing food, and I get to meet people from all over the world. But on the negative side, the weather is unbearable. I’m talking about crazy heat that makes you want to stay in all day with the A/C on doing nothing.

Luckily for me, I have mastered the art of makeup during this time of the year and here is how you can make yo’self all pwetty for all da boyz. (What was that…)

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Face: L’Oreal’s Infallible foundation ($9 – $11 USD / ‎£9.99 / $200 pesos)

Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear concealer ($20 USD / £17.00 / $320 pesos)

My dearly beloved and dirty Infallible foundation by L’Oreal. What I love about this foundation is that it will stay on no matter how much you sweat throughout the day. I have completely stopped using foundation for now because I don’t like the idea of sweat and foundation and, nope. Nope. But if you feel the need/want some coverage, definitely go for a light to medium coverage base and use a double fiber or stippling brush for a natural look!

I have been covering my dark circles with MAC’s Pro Longwear concealer and it’s been a walk in the park. It makes me look much more awake and ready to take on my day with a natural, fresh look. I also found out a quick, little technique that helps my undereye concealer not crease and I’m so excited about this. Let me know if you’d like me to write a post about it!

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Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (About $22 at Sephora.com)

It’s (almost) summer and it’s hot and sticky outside, and the last thing we want is for our brows to look messy, am I right? What I’ve found that works best for me is Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Dipbrow pomade because it is not a powder, so it won’t come off but instead, this gel/mouse type formula will really stay on your brows whilst also keeping them in place.

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Eyes: Urban Decay’s NAKED BASICS palette

I don’t ask for much when it comes to my eye makeup during the summer, so when I am feeling fancy, this palette does the job for me. It has 6 neutral shades that can help you build a day look or a fancier, night-time look. My go-to palette and it is perfect for traveling!

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Lips: The Body Shop lipstick #225

Mama loves her neutrals and I have found a new favorite of mine. I recently bought this pink-ish nude beauty at The Body Shop and fell in love with it. It is a moisturizing lipstick with a slight satin finish to it that will be perfect for any day-time look! I am all heart eyes emoji over it.

It’s starting to get really hot out there, so remember to let your skin breathe during the summer! Don’t forget to wear sunscreen and a nice ol’pair of sunglasses will do the trick for you. I feel like a mom right now. Eat your vegetables.

That is it for today, sweet little ducklings. I am really happy and excited to be back with you guys and can’t wait for you to see the fun content I have prepared for you. If you have any suggestions/comments please let me know in a comment and I’ll be more than happy to work on it! Friendly reminder that you can still comment even if you are not a WordPress user. 

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I hope you are all doing well and I will talk to you soon.

Much love,

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Meet the Blogger – Isabel

Hey, lovelies! I got to answer these fun, entertaining questions for Chanelle a couple weeks ago and it would be awesome if you checked her blog out and left her some love! ❤

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Isabel NHello, hello, hello! My name is Isabel and I am the founder of fashion, makeup and lifestyle blog – Styling Canvas.

I am currently 17 years old and I live in the sunny southeast of Mexico. I’m a senior in high school and I plan on going away to college in a couple months to major in Graphic Design and Marketing! I’m really, really excited. I danced for about 9 years of my life before I decided it was time to part ways with that world and focus on other things.

I ran into Chanelle’s blog and immediately became obsessed with it. Because that does not sound creepy at all! I’m not a creep. I promise.

Can we have some of Camp Rock’s This Is Me playing in the background? Cheesy music. And now, here are some questions I got to answer:

1. When did you begin blogging?

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UPDATE: Where have I been?!

Hello, hello, hello!

What?! What is this?! Who is this person?! Ha.. ha.. I know, I know. I have been out of the loop this past month and I am so, so sorry for that! I have a very valid excuse, though! My laptop had been acting like a little bum for the past six months or so and it decided to completely die on me three weeks ago. Bummer. I had to take it to the Apple Store to get it checked and unfortunately, they’re still working on getting my baby fixed. So that’s what happened and the reason why I disappeared all of the sudden!

On the bright side, my (great) sister is allowing me to use her old laptop while I wait to get mine back so I can finally catch up with you guys and get back on my game once again! I’m genuinely so happy right now, you’ve no idea. I missed you guys. How have you been?! Did anything fun happen this month? Are you looking forward to anything this/next month? I’m excited because my birthday is in less than 27 days; June 19th, hehe.

I have a list of things I want to talk to you guys about and I can’t wait for you guys to see the little surprise I have for you which will happen (if I’m not wrong) in 21 days!

If there are any products you would like me to review or looks you’d like me to come up with, please let me know and I will be more than happy to work on that! Just wanted to write this quick little post before actually getting back on track. I hope you are all doing well and I will talk to you soon! It feels so good to be back.

Twitter: @stylingcanvas

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Instagram: @geminimoonstone

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April 2015 favorites ♡

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Hello, hello, hello! How are my precious little ducklings doing today? Insert the baby duck emoji here. It’s May 1st! It feels like April was yesterday. Hehe. Seriously, though, am I the only one who is like, freaking out over how fast time is running? It honestly feels like December/Christmas was like a month ago! I have a month and a half left of high school before I graduate and then I’m off to college. I’m so nervous but excited at the same time.

Anyways, I am back with another lil post and this time, I will be talking about the things that made me go all heart eyes emoji and feel like a fierce bi$$h throughout April! This is going to be a pretty long post so go get some snacks, sit back, relax and let’s get started.

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  1. In case you did not notice based on my Easy Makeup For A Day Out or Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour palette review – which you can read by clicking on them – posts, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Palette has owned my heart since day day I bought it. I love the shades, the pigmentation, the use you can get out of it; everything. This palette retails for $40 and you can get it at Sephora. It is on the pricey side but I believe it is worth every cent you spend on it.
  2. L’Oreal’s Infallible Foundation quickly escalated it’s way up through the charts and although I initially purchased it so I could have a light-coverage foundation to wear to school, I have found myself ditching my beloved MAC and Chanel foundations for this.
  3. The Body Shop’s InstaBlur Face Primer – this thing is amazing. It comes out in a gel-like form and once you put it on your face, it feels like you no longer have a face but a baby’s butt instead. That’s how good this is. It also makes my makeup last all day. Great dupe for Benefit’s Porefessional!
  4. Real Technique’s Miracle Complexion Sponge owns my heart. We only have about three Sephora stores in Mexico and unfortunately, we don’t have one where I live, so I had to dig through the deep dark waters of cosmetics to find a good dupe for the Beauty Blender. And I did! This is amazing and you should definitely try it if you haven’t!

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  1. Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar Palette is love, Too Faced’s Chocolate Bar Palette is life. I am in love with this palette. Apart from the fact that it smells like heaven, the warm shades in this are pigmented as HECK. I have a post on a quick look I made with this palette and you can read it here.
  2. Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer Potion: I had been using NARS’  eyeshadow primer for the past two years and I wanted to change and try something else, so I bought this. GIRL, lemme tell ya somethin’ – switching primers has been one of the best decisions I’ve made because this is amazing. It makes my eyeshadow look BOMB and I just love it.
  3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Gel and Dip Brow Pomade: I stepped up my eyebrow game with these two that I like to call my ‘dynamic duo’ and I walk around looking and feeling like the fiercest bi$$h in the room because of this.

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  1. I recently bought Lush’s Dark Angels Face Cleanser/Mask on my trip to Orlando and only used it once a week to pamper myself. Things changed two weeks ago when I got my monthly gift and broke out like a BITCH. Sorry, there was no other way to put it. I was breaking out SO. FREAKING. BAD. and this baby saved my skin. Seriously, try this if you haven’t because it is a lifesaver.

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  1. Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo: I am trying to grow out my hair so I changed my routine of washing my hair every night to washing it every two days, and this has been doing the job for me when I feel a little bit gross. It gives my hair SO MUCH volume and leaves it feeling all nice and soft. I love it.
  2. When I do wash my hair though, I use L’Oreal’s EverCréme Shampoo. This bottle of glory is sulphate free, which is great for your hair and it feels amazing when I massage it into my scalp. I just want to wash my hair for hours with this.

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  1. Valfre’s 100% Boys Tears iPhone Case – you can buy it here
  2. Sam Smith’s – In The Lonely Hour
  3. Glitter nail polish
  4. Hand sanitiser

That was it for my April favorites! Do we have any favourites in common? If not, I would love to hear about your favourites. Let me know in a comment below! It’s a new month and I am so excited for the things ahead all of us. I hope you are all doing well and I will talk to you soon.

Just a friendly reminder that you can still comment on my posts even if you don’t have a WordPress account!

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Outfit of the day (#OOTD) | April 29th

ootd Hello, hello, hello! Look at me stepping up my blog game with those edits. How are you guys doing today? I am currently on that couch potato position while listening to Tyler the Creator’s new album and enjoying life. I am having a good day and I hope you are having a great day as well. And if you’re not, I really hope things eventually get better. Crossing my fingers for you.

The weather is slowly and steadily becoming unbearable. The worst part of this whole situation is that my school is really strict with the dressing code and girls are not allowed to wear shorts or things that show “too much skin.” I took advantage of the fact that thankfully, we have AC in the classrooms and put together this nice and refreshing outfit for school. By the time I realised I didn’t take full body pictures of my outfit, I had already put on my PJ shorts and the laziness is too real right now. I took some pictures of what I wore, though! So, here you go.

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Top: Target

Jeans: Aeropostale

Shoes: H&M

Rings: Vintage

May is just two days away and I am so, so excited! Is there anything you’re looking forward to?

I just made a twitter account for Styling Canvas and it would be great if you followed me! If you do, please let me know and I will follow you back! Follow me on @stylingcanvas.

I hope you’re all doing well and I will talk to you soon.

3 Under $100: Flirty Bikinis You’ll Wear All Summer

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How are my precious little flowers doing today? Let me start this one off by saying – OH MY GOD GFUHIDJOPFVCDHSUIJOKPLVGFCDXSUHIRVFDHSX9I0O-PTR429 VDLXSVFKLSP GUYS GUYS GUYS WE REACHED OUR FIRST 1000 VIEWS ON STYLING CANVAS TODAY. WHAT THE HECK?! A thousand freaking views on our second week! This is crazy! I am honestly so, so, so happy right now and I just can’t thank you all enough for the support and love Styling Canvas has been receiving. Specially since it is still a baby! It was born two weeks ago. Really big and fat. 10 pounds. It had back rolls when it came out of the womb.

I hope you all stick around with me because I have a huge giveaway planned for you once I reach 500 followers and I’m sure you won’t want to miss out on that. Trust me. Hehe.

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Now, let’s talk summer. “Bikini body”, Iwhisper to myself as I then proceed to shove a cookie down my throat.

From a retro-two piece that would catch Taylor Swift’s eye to the LBD of bikinis – the classic black bikini every girl should own, here’s a quick little post on somewhat affordable suits to be a lazy little bum in by the pool or actually go swimming in.

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How cute is this pink retro two piece bikini from Topshop? We don’t have Topshop here in Mexico, but you can bet your sweet nanny’s butt I would drag myself to Topshop and get it because YES.

You can get this bikini set at Topshop for $48 bucks.

hbz-swim-under-100-hm*Meryl Streep’s voice* Florals for spring? Groundbreaking. But this two piece suit from H&M is adorable.

Bikini top: $20

Bottom: $13

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You will no longer have to go through TRIANGL’s instragram feed and cry on the inside because their stuff is too pricey. I found this adorable bikini set on the deep, dark waters of the internet and guess what? It is only $13 freakin’ bucks! (45% off)

You can find this baby here.

This was just a quick lil post I wanted to make just to slowly get back on track with my blog and my posts! Is there anything in specific you would like to see? Please let me know!

Friendly reminder that even if you are not a member of WordPress, you can still leave me a comment! Just click on the little box underneath this post and all you will have to do is type your name down and voila! Hope you’re having a wonderful week and I will talk to you soon.