UPDATE: Where have I been?!

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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.

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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.

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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.