A Latina’s Ancestry DNA Results

Three weeks ago I took my Ancestry DNA test. Come learn with me my family history. It was definitely not what I expected.

 

I hope you enjoyed learning my history and reactions to what I was expecting.

Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.

Maria

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1st Impressions Makeup Review

Every girl needs these staple makeup products in their collection: primer, brow products, blush, concealer and color corrector.Well, I been in need of replenishing these products in my makeup collection. However, I never buy makeup full-priced so I waited for a good deal. I do this so I don’t fill guilty if it doesn’t work out for me.

Well, that day came when I found Maybelline at the 99 cents store. Tons of Maybelline products were there and they had a Walgreens Label, so you know that it legit. Ulta.com had 20% off your entire purchase where I brought NYX and Elf, which NXY was already on sale for Buy 1 Get 50%.

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These are the products I purchase at the 99 cents store:

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Hi-Light Blush, Nude, 0.31 Ounce

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Hi-Light Blush Mauve

Maybelline New York Face Studio Master Hi-Light Bronzer Light Bronze

Each of the blush products cost $8.99 on Amazon.com, and I got them at 99 cents each, that is a savings of $16. The bronzer cost $11.33 and I also got this for 99 cents, which is a saving of $10.34. In total I saved $26.34 which is the half the price of a Too Faced Chocolate Bar, so that is get way to save for the semi-sweet bar.

These are the products I got at Ulta.com:

NYX Micro Brow Pencil in Brunette ($9.99 regular price, $3.99 final price)

NYX Color Correcting Concealer ($11.99 regular price,$9.59 final price)

Elf Lock On Liner and Brow Cream ($4 regular price, $3.20 final price )

Elf Aqua Beauty Aqua Primer Mist ($8 regular price, $6.40 final price  )

Now that you know the prices, now to my first thoughts on the products I got.

My friend, Sylvita Handmade gave me the Pacifica Transcendent Concentrated Concealer and the Pacifica Dream Big Volumizing Mascara. Thank you for these Vegan friendly products. Check out her youtube channel for more vegan products.

I also mention tons of other products while getting ready. These are the products I mentioned in the video, but I didn’t recently purchased:

Nuance Salma Hayek ** Flawless Finish Liquid Foundation ** 282 Medium Cool **

Too Faced Cosmetics Primed and Poreless Powder, 0.16 Ounce

ELF Studio Kabuki Face Brush

Maybelline New York Fit Me! Powder, 310 Sun Beige, 0.3 Ounce

Too Faced The Chocolate Bar Eye Palette

ELF Long Lasting Lustrous Eyeshadow in Confetti

Essence Eyebrow Fixing Pencil 

Real Techniques Core Collection Hand Cut Hair Design Makeup Brush Set

NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder/sunny 720/0.33 Oz (9.4 g)

Physicians Formula Super BB Insta Ready Contour Stick, Bronze Trio, 0.37 Ounce

L’Oreal Paris True Match Super-Blendable Makeup, Deep Cool, 1 fl. oz.

Shishiedo Eyelash Curler

Elf Lip Exfoliator

Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliner Gel Eye Crayon Eyeliner

Stila All Over Liquid Shimmer Luminizer in Rose Gold

Marc Jacobs BeautyLe Marc Lip Crème Lipstick

Elf Matte Lip Natural

Elf Baked Blush in Peachy Cheeky

ELF Makeup Mist & Set

I hope you enjoyed my tips on how to get inexpensive makeup and my first impressions on the makeup I purchased.

Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.

Maria


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Life Update before the 2016 Ends 

I set 2016 with one of my resolutions to post on this blog uninterrupted once a week. Let me announced that I failed to do this year because of life. This is what happen to me halfway through the year:

This life update is the best thing that happened to me in 2016. Sacrifices had to be made, even ones that you love such my family, writing, YouTube and free time. This is temporary and I hope that this life update will open doors to better things.

Next year, I hope to share with you, my experience in Americorps and resolutions for 2017. Keep an eye for those posts.

Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.

Maria 

Unboxing Blush Voxbox

 

Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.

Maria

 


Just a friendly reminder, I was not paid for this blog post. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All these products were free and did not cost me anything. I am not paid to write a positive review. All my opinions are my honest opinions.

Restaurant Review: Crawfish Corner

South of Downtown Los Angeles, the city of Carson is having a boom of new restaurants.

Crawfish Corner is one of these newbie restaurants in the neighbor. It is a Cajun/ Creole Asian fusion restaurant  with their main dish being boil. Located in the newly built condos on Carson Street, the restaurant imbues muted beach tones and an ocean theme.

I had the opportunity to visit this restaurant twice which helps me give a well-rounded review. So now for review.

Crawfish Corner Review

Here is the menu of the different options of seafood and sauce for the boil. They also have other dishes.

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What I got?

My family and I had 2 lbs of shrimp boil with corn and potatoes and 1 lb of oysters in the Cajun medium spicy sauce.

We order a side of rice per person. The rice sides are individual sides which I wish they did a family serving instead.

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    Final Thoughts

    I am going to give this place:

    Taste Rating System Rico 3

    It is close to (four thumbs up) but fall short because I am not a big fan of their house sauce, which I got by mistake instead of the side of their Cajun sauce.  I also did not like that their special is get 2 lbs and get corn and potatoes. But, when we open the bag we only found one small piece of corn. I would think that they would put in at least 2 pieces because 2 lbs is usually shared by two people and not just one person.

    Also watch your pockets at Crawfish Corner, it is  $$$ = la dolorous if you order too much or order the crab.

    Tips for Your Visit

    If you are planning to visit here or other boil restaurant, just beware that it can be pretty mess. So be sure that you are not wearing something that you wouldn’t mind getting dirty or make sure that your plastic bid is on super tight.

    Also, the restaurant is located in a middle of the construction at Carson Street and it is located in semi-constructed condos. So if you are driving, just know it will be a hassle to find parking.

     

    Until next time, foodies.

    Con Amor, 

    La Boquisabrosa

    Maria

     

     

     

     

     

    Review: St. Ives® Live Radiantly

     Influenster.com recently sent me a cute tropical design package filled with the latest products to review.

      
    This time it was St. Ives Body Product. The first product I review is the St. Ives Nourished & Smooth Body Scrub in Oatmeal. The second product I review is the St. Ives Nourish & Soothing Oatmeal & Shea Butter Body Lotion 

    Here is my review,leave me comment if you want me to create a video on Influenster or if you tried out these products before.

    Till the next time, stay curious and you will discover a world beyond yours.

    Maria


    Just a friendly reminder, I was not paid for this blog post. I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All these products were free and did not cost me anything. I am not paid to write a positive review. All my opinions are my honest opinions.