Essie Spring 2014 Collection

Big thank you to Essie for sending me this lovely collection of irresistible shades. #Essiespring

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Spring Beauty Must-Haves

I love spring because it signifies that the world is starting to look colorful once again. Leaving the cold and grey winter days is not a problem for me. I rather enjoy the long and warm afternoons and the April showers that grace this city only a few times a year.

Since I’ve been doing a lot of different spring tutorials, like this one here, here, and here. I thought it would only be right if I shared with you my must-have beauty products for this season. Products that range from taming frizzy hair on humid days, to bright and fun shades of lip-gloss that can brighten up your day.

Enter code “DulceDeal” at checkout to get 25% off any Gerard Cosmetics or Whitening Lightning Order:

Spring Beauty Must Haves

-John Frieda Frizz Ease Original 6 Effects Serum – $7.99
My hair texture is curly and wavy so I always end up with frizzy hair. I only use half a pump on soaking wet hair after I get out the shower regardless of what style I choose to do that day or night. It tames the frizz and it also acts as a heat protectant. Among other things it also protects against humidity, so if you like in a state such as Florida, then you should definitely give this product a try!

- ST. Ives Fresh Hydration Spray Lotion (Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract)- $7.69
It smells amazing (very similar to Olay’s Quench Body Lotion) and it’s perfectly hydrating. I love the continuous spray which quickly covers my body for faster application. It also feels light and it absorbs quickly on to the skin.

- Whitening Lightning Super Booster Whitening Pen – Enter “DulceDeal” at checkout for 25% off!
A convenient whitening pen that restores my teeth to their natural white state. No sensitivity and it’s easy to apply. I do it before bedtime and when I wake up all I have to do is rinse it off and brush my teeth. Now that the season for bright lipsticks and glosses is here, it’s important for me to keep a white smile. I have a video on my Oral Hygiene and How I Keep a White Smile if you want to see the more in depth process.
*Also great for traveling when you need to whiten on the go, like a destination wedding.*

- Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Face Sunscreen SPF 30- $7.99
This facial sunscreen is light enough to mix with my favorite foundations with out disturbing their formula. It also moisturizes my face without looking oily and white. And not to mention that the scent bring back memories of our family vacation to Hawaii, because that’s where I first discovered this product. I was so happy when I saw that they came out with a facial sunscreen.

- Gerard Cosmetics BB+ Illumination Facial Cream – $36.00
This is a great product for spring because it gives your skin a healthy, dewy finish. I mix it with my foundation to achieve a glow from within. It can also be used alone.

- Dove Advanced Care Nourished Beauty 48H Deodorant- $6.19
Strong protection against sweat and keeps you dry. It’s also gentle enough to be used after shaving. Scent is divine! Light, feminine, and floral. (I have normal skin, but from what I hear, it’s great for sensitive skin too)

- Kiss Nail Dress (wraps) Eyelets- Around $6.00 and up
What better way to celebrate this season then with colorful, bright, Aztec prints on your nails?! (Great for Coachella too!!!)

- Nivea Lip Butter Raspberry Rosé Kiss- $2.99
What a delight this is for your lips! Hydrating, rich, and creamy. Slight, baby-doll pink tint.

- Almay Intense i-Color Shadow Stick for Brown Eyes. $7.99
I choose this product as a must have for spring because it’s crease proof and easy to use. You can use the teal side as a quick way to add color to your lids or the champagne side to add shimmer/highlight. Great for girls in High School too because it’s light and fresh.

- Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip-gloss “Fiji”
A wearable and buildable shade of pink. Such a pretty pastel for spring.

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Swatches of all the Whitening Lightning Lip-glosses:

Watch my video below:

Lauren Conrad Inspired Tutorial “Smokey Eyes + Dewy Skin”

I felt inspired to recreate (with my own tweaks) Lauren Conrad’s Allure magazine cover because I loved the dark brown smokey eyes and dewy skin combination. There’s something very 60′s mod about this look. Not only with the eyes, but with the soft bombshell waves. I’m always quite fond of that being that I’ve always wished I was born in a different decade. Wouldn’t mind being a 60′s gal like my Mom!




(Pergament, Danielle. “Lauren Conrad: Her Allure Cover Shoot.” Allure. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Mar. 2014.)


The shopping list:

Make Up Forever HD Cream Blush in 335
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Baked Eyeshadow
NARS Eyeshadow Kit (Includes Galapagos)
Jane Eyeshadow in “Willow”
Sigma Eyeliner in “Boost”
L’ORÉAL Voluminous Butterfly Mascara
L’ORÉAL Lineur Intense Eyeliner
Olay Fresh Effects Long Live Moisture Satin Finish Lotion
L’ORÉAL True Match Lumi Healthy Luminous Makeup
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
Revlon PhotoReady Skinlights Face Illuminator
NYX Lip Liner in “Natural”
Maybelline Color Sensational Color Whisper Lipcolor
Benefit “Get Even” Face Powder

**The makeup artist on set used Diorshow Mono Eyeshadow in Khol and Dior Addict Extreme lip color in Mirage.**

Watch the live tutorial here!

Outfit of the Day: Jumper Stumper

I recently bought this jumper at American Eagle a couple of days back for Coachella. The fit was great, and I thought it would be a great part of an outfit for the festival. Since the fabric is breathable, it keeps me cool throughout the day, but also protects from the cool air at night. It has been hanging in plain view inside my closet, and I just couldn’t resist wearing it today while out running errands. I may wear it again at Coachella, but with a pair of black booties and a military jacket.

Today I paired this jumpsuit with a bright yellow cropped jacket and kitten heels for a glam feel. I love dressing up and everyday is a new day to experiment with my style. Getting dressed and putting thought into each look really allows me to get creative. And being creative is one of the things that I love the most.

Image via my Instagram @DulceCandy

Jumpsiut:: American Eagle (new)// Necklace:: H&M (new)// Jacket:: Forever21 (similar here)// Shoes:: Zara (similar here)// Handbag:: Rebecca Minkoff

Floral Jumpsuits:

Outfit of the Day: Valentino Debut

I’ve always been a fan of black paired with neon yellow. So now that it’s officially spring, I can whip out a new rendition of this great combination. Since I work all week, you will catch me in my mommy uniform, which persists of Target tee shirts, old beat up jeans, cardigans, and flats. So I like to dress it up a bit on the weekends because it gives me an excuse to wear my latest closet additions out like these Valentino Rockstud heels. I got them half a size bigger (6.5), which surprisingly fit well. I did have to take them to the shoe doctor because the straps where way too loose around my ankles. I had the same issue with a size 6 so the fact that I bought the half a size bigger wasn’t the case. Now my Vali’s fit perfectly snug so they’re comfortable to walk in and don’t hurt my toes.

Outfit Details:
Top:: Zara (similar here)// Handbag:: Zara (similar here)// Heels:: Valentino// Shorts:: Rachel Roy (similar here)// Hat:: Forever 21 (similar here)

Scalloped Shorts:

Neon Clutches:

Neon Heels: