SMASHBOX: THE HOODWITCH | COVER SHOT CRYSTALIZED EYE PALETTE & SWATCHES + REVIEW

I was a little disappointed when I got this palette. It’s too tiny! I thought it would be a bigger palette for the price. However, I love the packaging, though. Well, the advantage of this small palette is that I can take it with me inside my purse anywhere. It’s my first time using a Smashbox palette, and the shades are stunning. The lighter shades are not as pigmented as I thought they would be. However, you can build it up. The darker shades are my favorites. This palette had eight (8) vivid eyeshadows.

ABOUT THE TEXTURE:
The texture is smooth and very easy to blend.

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CORONA VIRUS: HOW ARE YOU HOLDING UP DURING THIS HEALTH CRISIS?

To those parent/parents like myself, we do everything we can so our children at least feel like everything are okay. We do everything we can to protect them, and to assure them to not be worry thinking about what’s going to happen tomorrow. And with schools, temporarily closed, we do everything to help our children continue learning from home.

Many times, I feel like I’m going to pull my hair off. Seriously, I’m sure it’s not just me who feels like doing it from time to time. I’m sure you are too! For now, this is our new normal. We must learn to accept all these new challenges as part of God’s way of molding us into something He wants us to be. Only God knows His purpose for allowing this to happen all over the world. We don’t know what His plan is. Whatever His plan is, we know we can trust Him.

I have two boys who don’t get along with each other most of the day. They don’t agree with everything! We -(parents) know that our kids can drive us nuts sometimes. These past weeks haven’t been easy for us all. For me, my patience is running thin. When I ‘m starting to feel it, I go to the bathroom, take a deep breath, and pray. I know, God is listening to all our cries. He is not deaf, and he will not turn his back on us. He is our ultimate healer, and He will bring healing not only this land but to all who called upon His name.

Bonding time With These two wonderful women

Beef Sinigang, Lumpia, and fried Fish. (Yum!)
Bliss is ready for her facial massage.
At Leah’s Facials.
My turn.
She’s not only a beauty expert, she is also a very good singer.
Bliss’ karaoke turn.

Had a great time with two of my friends. These ladies here are not only beautiful inside and out, but also fun to hangout with. Big thanks to my dear friend, Leah, for the food, fruits, and drink she prepared for Bliss and I. We had a blast!

LANCOME: METALLIC & MATTE EYESHADOW LOOK || SPRING EYESHADOW LOOK

A big thanks to my friend, Sally, for this gorgeous eyeshadow palette from Lancome. I got this on my birthday, and I finally got the chance to play with it. I love how pigmented these shades are, and the colors are P.R.E.T.T.Y! Not only the shade colors are pretty but the palette case and packaging as well. This palette contains 12 metallic and matte shades. Also, the heart-shaped case is charming!

LANCOME MONSIEUR BIG : 12 SHADES OF LOVE
FINAL LOOK WITHOUT MASCARA APPLICATION
FINAL LOOK WITHOUT MASCARA APPLICATION
FINAL LOOK WITH MY NATURAL LASHES (NO MASCARA APPLICATION)

Gianni Bini Faux Fur Jacket + Cheeky lime Ava (review)

I love, love, love this Gianni Bini faux fur jacket. I got this as a birthday gift from my friend, Helen, on my birthday a couple of weeks ago. This jacket is by far the most comfortable winter jacket I have ever worn. When I was doing this shoot (see pictures below), it was so windy and cold. At first, I did not even think that I would be able to stay outside a little longer, checking out new views to shoot, and also do my self-photo shoot. Thankfully, wearing this jacket helps me stay warm the whole time I was out. Also, since we are moving to Branson soon, this jacket will be my warmer for the next winter ♥♥♥.

Now, about this cute Cheeky Lime Ava bag/camera bag. It’s on sale right now. It used to be $85.00. However, right now it’s on sale for $29.99 ♥. Now, that’s a steal! Inside the bag, I can fit two camera lenses and the camera body, of course. I’m pleased with this purchase.

ABOUT THIS BAG:

Product Description 

Functional and stylish. 
Weather-resistant polyurethane exterior. 
Detachable shoulder strap.

Outside Dimensions:
Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.0″ x 5.0″ x 9.0

Inside Specs:
Padded walls protect your equipment.
Adjustable interior velcro dividers allow customization and flexibility.
Fits a DSLR camera with lens attached and 1 additional lens.
Outside zipper compartment with phone pouch
Room for batteries, memory cards, and accessories.

Misc:
Water-Resistant Man Made Material.
Stands on its own.
Gunmetal Hardware.
Wipes clean with a damp cloth.

See ya next time and have a great day!

XOXO – ESTER

Rainy Wednesday In The Twin City

Yesterday’s weather was perfect! However, today’s climate here in Monroe and West Monroe is the total opposite of yesterday. It has been raining here since last night and the entire day today. Like I’ve always said, Oh my Louisiana weather! Today, it could be winter, and then the next day will be like Summertime. This sudden weather change makes a lot of people sick, you know?

Whenever the weather is like this, I honestly don’t want to go out at all. I don’t particularly like driving in the rain, and then deal with road traffic. It’s like I have a choice, well, too bad because I/we all have to deal with it sometimes. It’s part of our daily living. How about where you live? How’s the weather in your city?

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