Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks

LORAC Alter Ego Lipsticks
LORAC SUMMER COLLECTION


Yeah, I know! Is your heart racing? 20 luscious, sensual, and vibrant shades of lipstick. A beautiful range of colors...and how cute is it that LORAC decided to launch Alter Ego Lipsticks as part of their Summer Collection...I guess they want to add some spring in our step...wink, wink. haha. You had me at Vixen, Pinup, and Dominatrix, and Showgirl!
Sure there are nude and purple hues in this collection...but my eye always always drifts to the in-your-face bright pinks and reds. Yummy.

Take a closer look at some of my favorites.
Dominatrix 

Flower Child

Pinup

Vixen
(I'm droooooling over this one.)

And so I yeah, I'm talking up these lipsticks...but you know what? I swatched them ALL during a LuckyFabb blogger event last week. And they are all truly vibrant  and highly pigmented. The consistency is creamy . But don't worry they are not on the super shiny side. You know what I mean?


 looky -looky. 
LORAC hooked a girl up with SECRET AGENT...this is my alter ego for now...heehee! 
So look out! ♥
What do you think? Love it? Or should I stick to my red/pink pout?
from instagram.

Y tu?..
Have you tried these Alter Ego lipsticks yet? What would your Alter Ego be...and why?!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

CLARINS free gift

Clarins Free Gift with purchase this week.

Who here appreciates beauty, and gifts?! Yeah - I'm waving my hand in the air too. Look at this cute stop motion video that Clarins put together to promote their Spring gift with purchase available in their online shop.



Clarins won my heart many moons ago, when I discovered that their pressed powders are magical  and so not cakey!...Check them out for yourself, the coverage is smooth like Barry White...Which reminds me...I think I need to get some more Ever Matte Shine Control for my kit...Have any of you tried it? But also if you're looking for stellar skincare...yeah, you too boys...Check them out...spend $75 and get some extra goodies! Let me know if you get anything. Happy shopping! 
oh, and tip - use code FOLD at checkout.

xoxo

Friday, April 4, 2014

Paulina Rubio for JustFab Spring Collection

Paulina Rubio for JusFab Spring Collection 2014.

Remember when Grammy nominated music sensation Paulina Rubio made her handbag and shoe debut with JustFab last fall?...well the partnership is still going strong and this is her second collection with them. The handbags and shoes inspired by Paulina's strong and unique style will be available exclusively on JustFab.com, starting April 8th...that's right around the corner!

Take a look at my favorite picks.

Shoes after my pinup heart:

you had me at tropical and bows.

The possibilities with these...I see retro playsuits, shorts, and short flirty skirts with these.

Shoes after my rocker heart:

and these handbags have my heart going pitter patter...

this iridescent clutch reminds me of the late '60s...
when things were starting to get racier in fashion and lifestyle.

Ok, so this bag...(and I've seen it in real life) is spectacular. 
If you're looking for a purse that says...
"Um, yes - I'm a big girl -  I got my stuff together or am at least making it look like I do!" 
I like that it's more of a classic bag versus trendy...
You can pair it with a lot of things.

♥ If you've gotten to know me, you've noticed that I look up to women with ambition, who reach for the stars, and help others along the way...not just in fashion and beauty...Did you know Paulina Rubio is on Forbes Magazine's list of The Most Powerful Women in Mexico? - and she is active in the AIDS community, as well as helping children facing homelessness, birth defects, and educational disadvantages...No wonder she is a golden goddess...so yes! I am fan-girling over here. 

You go girl!...major high fives.

oh, so back to the collection...guess what?...In addition to the ten shoes and seven handbags launching next week, there is going to be a surprise release in May...I wonder what that item is...
It's driving me bananas! What do you think it is?!

xoxo
Marlita

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Mad Men Season Premiere - Series Finale - Mad Men Yourself


So you know with great sadness we have to say goodbye to Mad Men. The season premiere to the last season is upon us! Can you believe it? I know I can't...so clever and always have things up their sleeves. For instance, this fun online fashion app where you can Mad Men Yourself

I had to make two! Of course I had to pick a red wiggle dress and some cute retro lingerie. 


With this first one, I just knew I had to give some love to the ladies...haha! 

And this second one...It's like that whole thing, "People are going to stare, so make it worth their while."


Obviously the show has sass and humor. That's something that I can appreciate, relate to, and honor. 
Cheers to you Christina Hendricks, um, I mean Mad Men on some unforgettable seasons! I love you. 
I am going to miss seeing how the style of the 


xoxo
Marlita

Monday, March 31, 2014

Mod Monday with RIMMEL Mascara


You know I'm hooked on retro looks, so of course the #ModMonday thing caught my eye.
Currently RIMMEL honors the mod looks of the '60s that Twiggy, Sofia Loren, and Edie Sedgwick were so known for. They rocked big hair, and long doll-like eyelashes. LOVE.









What do you think? Are you into the mod looks of the '60s? It's like the whole "Go big or go home" thing. Ya, know. ;)
So if you want to join in on the Mod Monday thing...rock your favorite 1960's look and hashtag #ModMonday on twitter and instagram...hmm, you just might win something. ;) Head over to RIMMEL's tumblr for more deets.

BESITOS! ♥ ♥

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Birthday Girl in a Red Pinup Dress






Red pinup dress - Goodwill, leopard bow - 88 cents store, 
vintage Italian leather clutch - Out of The Closet, 
vintage brooch - gift, black and gold heels - c/o Sole Society, gold cateye sunglasses - Melrose Trading Post

Happy Birthday to me! This is what I wore to the #LALLBLOG14 Conference today...not your typical conference attire. but, eh. Whatever, that's the pinup girl life, right? :) 
By the way, can you believe I scored this flirty little number at The Goodwill?! yeah, I know! And I had the perfect black and gold pumps to go with it. Two snaps! 

Thanks for stopping by babes. Hope you had a great day!
xoxo
Marlita

Monday, March 24, 2014

Leopard skirt and hearts in my eyes








What I wore:
black cardigan - Macy's
 vintage leopard skirt - Goodwill
Jeremy Scott x Linda Farrow heart sunglasses - Karmaloop
vintage bakelite bangle - gift
Innocent necklace - Betsey Johnson

I told you, I would be back! 
Doing more outfit posts because I love dressing up. 

I found the leopard skirt at a Goodwill awhile back, my vintage bangle was a gift from my mom (I think).
Do you remember when all of the "angels" stuff or "innocent" stuff was popular? Yes, it was extremely cheesy, BUT when I found this necklace at Betsey Johnson a few years ago, I knew I had to have it...It is not cheesy at all! I love the dark metal contrast against my skin...looks more like I got a a new piece of ink! I wish!
My heart-shaped sunglasses are fun but they can be a bit tricky to wear...but either way, hope this helps in case you've ever wondered how to wear heart-shaped sunglasses.

Or am I the only one crazy enough to wear sunglasses like this?
 I would love to know if you have some outrageous sunglasses! 
xoxo

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

I've been M.I.A with my mom

Hello lovers!
Sorry that I've been M.I.A. this month. If you can tell from my previous post, I spent some time in Phoenix. I went to visit my mom for her birthday! She means the the world to me and is one of the strongest women I know!

On her actual birthday we went out to breakfast, spent the day wandering around the little ghost-town of Jerome, and then ended the night with dinner and cheesecake. A great time with family. :) Anyhow, just thought I would let you know that I'm back in L.A. and I'll be back to posting more frequently. Stay tuned for lots of outfit shenanigans!
xoxo

Thursday, March 13, 2014

OSEA Sea Minerals


OSEA Sea Minerals - c/o OSEA 

OSEA reached out to me to try out their blemish balm..(still testing that out! fingers crossed that it works!)
I guess a few well known celebrities have been using this line...Oh, so fancy! 
so I figured, if it's good enough for them. 
Then it's good enough for little ol' me.
BUT...that's not what got me. 
OSEA is vegan AND gluten-free...yipee! 
(I mean who would want animals in their skincare? weird.)


So, I've playing with the OSEA Sea Minerals for only a couple of days. It doubles as a toner and makeup-setting spray.
But let me break it down to you.

My skin:
Oily and Acne Prone.

Some ingredients include:
honeysuckle flower extract, dead sea salt, aloe barbadensis leaf juice


Scent:
subtle, floral yet refreshing

Here's the verdict:
As a Toner -  it feels so refreshing after I wash my face. Very soothing and no irritation. 
As a makeup setting spray -  While visiting Arizona it seems to lock my foundation in pretty well. (Arizona has dry weather). In California...well, I'll keep you updated when I get back, because it's a bit trickier with the weather there.

Have any of you tried this line? Let me know. How does it react with your skin and climate?

xoxo

p.s. OSEA sent me a complimentary travel size...their actual full size is 4 oz. 

Friday, March 7, 2014

Moonshine and Vintage Flair, that's my #DisneySide

Disclosure: Thanks to Disney Parks and Mom Select for selecting me to be a part of the #DisneySide celebration and for the goodies I received.

Here's how I prepared for a Disney party...and my #DisneySide is classic, vintage, and fun!
And with that in mind...I invited my guests to a happy hour that involved a little bit of vintage flair
(insert wink and twinkle in my eye.)

Most of us wear different hats on a daily basis... So I thought we could make it a play on words and throw on some vintage hats...You know, Mickey was a cowboy, Minnie loves bows and dainty hats...so let's roll with that! plus you know I had to throw some fashion in here. hellooooo!

oh...speaking of the good ol'days...Moonshine came to mind so that's what I grabbed as my secret weapon to add a little kick to the drinks. 


Moonshine with Mickey
Onyx Moonshine
Ginger Ale
7up
Lemon Wedges
Persian Cucumber Slices
(and I just eyeball everything...so have fun with it.)
You can also make it kid-friendly without the moonshine.

and I just had to set out this little Minnie...she's very special to me...my brother gave her to me over 10 years ago.

snacks! made tons of these little guys! orange slices, persian cucumber slices, dried cranberries, and granola bars...mmm.
(oh, and see that cute little Mickey and Minnie print? I passed those out to my guests so they could frame at home!)

set up classic Disney cartoons. aw, Brave Little Tailor. so cute! I am so glad that I did a happy hour, we just moved into our place and this was the perfect way to relax, drink, and chat with close friends. A great way to break in our humble little home and start off the month of March! Cheers!

Thanks for checking out my #DisneySide !
What's your Disney Side?

oh! - Stay tuned...I'll be posting a #DisneySide outfit post soon...and it involves luggage! what-what!

Disclosure: Thanks to Disney Parks and Mom Select for selecting me to be a part of the #DisneySide celebration and for the goodies I received. So much fun! Thank you!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A field trip with Ford - #FordTrends

Today I am guest blogging for My Life as Lizza.

I was sent on a fabulous adventure around Downtown Los Angeles with Ford learning about Ford Trends..
Here's a little sneak peak...from my instagram @marlitacupcake.


The Female Frontier...Ford recognizes that women are more than dreamers. We are go-getters, innovators, leaders...and the list goes on!

George McGraw founder of DigDeep talks about how they are bringing not only clean water to disadvantaged communities in other countries (and in the U.Ss.) but also providing gender equity and access to education. No wonder Ford loves you guys! And now I do too! ❤️❤️❤️ Learning so much on this Ford #FordTrends bus trip!

For more, make sure you check out Lizza's blog. ;)
 thanks guys!


xoxo

Monday, February 24, 2014

Marchesa Dress



What I wore:
Pearl by Marchesa dress - JCPenney
Betsey Johnson bracelet and necklace - Macy's
Seychelle's sandals - Out of The Closet
black sunglasses - c/o Sama Eyewear
BCBGeneration hat - Nordstrom
vegan leather biker jacket - Lohemann's

fancy little number, eh? 
I never in my wildest dreams thought I would own a Marchesa dress...and then JCPenney welcomed the collection Pearl by Marchesa last year. All of the dresses were spectacular (especially the gown with the rosettes)...
I was chatting with my friend Theresa about this and she could not believe it! Lucky for us they had been around for a few months...One day Theresa (i flippin' love you) surprised me with this dress she found on clearance for like $20 (I know!). 
The lace is so delicate and intricate.  


Ok, so this is probably weird to say...but I kinda feel like Iona in Pretty in Pink with this ensemble. :) :) :) I always favored her style over Andie's.
What do you think?

xoxo