A Month In Beauty | January


If you noticed that I stopped doing my A Week in Beauty posts… Thank you for noticing. If you didn’t, it’s okay. They’re not coming back. It was too much having to have content for a A Week in Beauty post every week, so now, I am giving you #AMonthInBeauty! I will be compiling some of the most exciting makeup releases, Instagram accounts, and blog posts each month. You can except it the last Saturday of the month. If you’re anything you’d like for me to include, feature your blog/Instagram, leave me a comment or shoot me an email!

A Month in Releases

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow

Wet n Wild recently relaunched their Icon Eyeshadow collection. There are four eyeshadow 10-pan palettes: Nude Awakening, Rose in The Air, Comfort Zone, Not a Basic Peach; and there are six eyeshadow quads: Silent Treatment, Lights Out, Walking on Eggshells, Hooked on Vinyl, Petalette, Sweet As Candy. These look beautiful in pictures! I haven’t had the chance to try these out, but I’ve seen and read a couple of reviews. The matte shades seem to work very well, but the shimmers are not as pigmented or shimmery as you’d expect.

This image is the property of Temptalia. If you’d like to read an in-depth review of this product, check out Temptalia.
Wet n Wild Pro Brush Line

I think some drugstore brushes can be amazing. For example, RealTechniques has amazing brushes at an affordable price. Now, Wet n Wild has released their own line of pro brushes. They look beautiful. If you’ve been keeping up to date, you will know Kylie Cosmetics also released a line of brushes at a ridiculous price. These look very similar to the Kylie ones. I can’t speak in terms of quality, but design-wise, they look pretty much the same. I will be looking out for these and trying some out! If you’d like to see a review, let me know.

This image is the property of Wet n Wild. If you’d like to learn more about the brushes, make sure to check out
Kathleen Lights x Colourpop Cosmetics Dream Collection

KathleenLights is one of my favorite YouTubers. I love her videos, I think she does really amazing tutorials, and just love how she stays away from all the drama. If you’re not familiar with her, I recommend you check out her channel. Kathleen has collaborated a couple of times with Colourpop, mainly just lipsticks, but her most recent collaboration includes the Dream St. eyeshadow palette. The collection also includes three lipsticks: Raver (Ultra Satin Lip – neon oranged red), Dreamy (Ultra Satin Lip – peachy pink), and Moon Child (Ultra Glossy Lip – pinky nude with gold glitter).

Dream St. Palette

Moonchild Ulta Glossy Lip

Natasha Denona Diamond & Blush Palette 

In this blog, I like to be inclusive… even if I can’t afford it. Natasha Denona makes some of the most beautiful products on the market, but also some of the most expensive. Her palettes go for over $100, and the new blush palette retails for $89. There are two versions of this palette, Darya and Citrus. Unfortunately, I don’t know enough to be able to say if they would suit all skin tones, but I think so (don’t quote me on that). The palettes include both cream and powder formulas, I believe you’re supposed to use both formulas together. This means you would apply the cream formula first, and then apply the powder over it.

This photo is property of Temptalia. For a full review of this product, visit

A Month in Instagram

Who else is frustrated by Instagram??? Everyone? Good. If you don’t use Instagram, or don’t use Instagram with the intent to build a following, then you won’t know what a struggle it has been recently. With timelines no longer in chronological order, it is very hard to get people to see your post. I get posts on my timeline from three days ago! There are rumours that say that you need to get a lot of engagement (likes and comments) on the first few minutes for your post to be shown to all your followers. If you don’t get that initial engagement, then your post will get lost in the Instagram blackhole. I hope you check these accounts out! They post great content, they connect with their followers, and they provide any advice you might need.




A Month in Blogs

5 Things You Need To Try From Touch in Sol by LPage Beauty
MUR Renaissance Lipstick Reviews + Swatches by PaleGirlRambling
Beauty Bits and Brands I would 100% Recommend by EmilyClareBeauty
6 Blogging Mistakes I’ve Made And Need To Change ASAP by Little White Socks

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  • Thank @pixibeauty for the most beautiful package ♥️ The #pixibeauty #mattelastliquidlip is one of my favorite #mattelipstick formulas so you have no idea how excited I was when Pixi announced they were releasing new shades 🎉 And I was even MORE excited when this showed up at my door. I already owned the original shades so I gifted the extra ones to my friend (and #skincare queen 👑) @mod.young.
This formula is so lightweight, and not drying, and really, the only #matteliquidlipstick I use anymore. My favorite shade from this new release HAS to be #BerryBoost. The perfect shade for #fall🍁
No se imaginan la felicidad cuando llego este paquetito a mi puerta 😍 Estos labiales líquidos de @pixibeauty son mis favoritos. Vivo enamorada de los seis tonos que lanzaron primero, y ahora han lanzado cinco nuevos tonos más vibrantes y coloridos.
  • Please ignore the disgusting stage of my #glossier #cloudpaints 🙈 But these are my go-to cream blushes (pretty much all the ones I own). I find that cream blushes can give the most natural, flushed look and I love that. The #cloudpaint is the one I have been using the longest but I think the @flowerbeauty #blushbomb color drops are VERY similar (and MORE affordable). My newest addition is the #lilahbeauty divine duo - again, gorgeous shade and amazing formula.
Do you like a cream blush? Or do you prefer a powder blush?
Hablemos de rubores en crema! Me parece que en esta presentación el rubor se puede ver tan natural, así como pretendiendo que hicimos ejercicio pero llevamos tres horas en el sofá. Así. Estos son mis favoritos (todos los que tengo). Si buscan una opción económica les recomiendo el de Flower Beauty. Muy similar al de glossier.
#FlowerBeautygiftedme @ultabeauty #flowerbeauty #OctolyFamily #creamblush #cremeblush #rubor #rubores #thrivetribe #thrivecausemetics
  • Showing you the various stages of this look from the final outcome to my very, very naked face from a couple of weeks ago. This week has been a test to my #confidence. I got a stye(eyelid pimple) on my left eye and I looked like I had been punched (according to me). This meant I couldn’t wear ANY eye makeup. While I preach that #beauty is not dependent on #makeup, I still felt very insecure not being able to put on mascara or eyeliner. We get used to seeing ourselves in a certain way, and when we don’t look like what we’re used to, it’s not necessarily a bad thing - but just different. In my mind, if I can see a “flaw,” everyone else can see it too. When the reality is they’re probably not even paying attention. •
Do you also get up close and personal with your mirror and wonder if others can see that tiny little mark on your cheek?
Mostrándoles este look de hace un par de semanas desde el acabado hasta mi carita bien desnuda. Esta semana me ha salido un orzuelo en el párpado izquierdo lo que significó que no me podía poner #maquillaje en los ojos. Estando acostumbrada a verme CON maquillaje, fue muy extraño verme sin. Cuando estoy en la casa sin planes de ir a ningún lado, nunca me maquillo. Pero cuando voy a la universidad si. Y fue difícil. Porque pensaba que todo el mundo se iba a dar cuenta cuando la realidad es que probablemente ni siquiera estén prestando atención.
  • Nothing like #TextureTuesday and dipping into a brand new pot of @farmacybeauty #GreenClean. I had only tried one other balm before this one - and it hadn’t really been an enjoyable experience. I then got a mini somewhere and I am now the proud mother of this baby.
I love how well this removes my makeup. It is so effective and I find that I don’t have to use a lot of product. Usually I scoop some out and then start grabbing it with my fingers, but I always have some left over. If you’re in the market for a cleanser, I definitely recommend you give this one a chance. It won’t disappoint you!
Como les mostré en mis historias, he empezado un tarro nuevo de este bálsamo para desmaquillarse de #farmacybeauty. Es súper efectivo en remover maquillaje e impurezas de la piel. No me reseca la piel para nada. Súper recomendado!
  • Happy #MACMonday featuring my two newest addition to my humble @maccosmetics collection. I picked up two shades of their new #MACPowderKiss formula - Shocking Revelation (the more red/berry), and Burning Love (the deeper shade). I have yet to use them on my lips 👄 but I am very impressed by the formula! Have you tried these yet?
Feliz Lunes de #MACCosmetics ♥️Les presento las últimas adiciones a mi humilde colección. Dos labiales de su nueva fórmula #PowderKiss en Shocking Revelation y Burning Love. Ya los probaron?
  • Nothing like having enough time to do a full face of makeup. Honestly, my most relaxing time is picking out what I’m going to use, playing some YouTube, and doing my makeup. Even when I don’t have plans of going anywhere 🙈 there are about 13 products here. How many are there in your #fullfacemakeup routine!?
Nada como tener el tiempo para jugar con todo esto. Para mi no hay nada más relajante que escoger que voy a usar, poner YouTube, y maquillarme. Aún cuando no voy para ninguna parte 🙈 aquí hay más o menos 13 productos. Cuantos hay en su rutina?
#hoolabronzer #bakedbronzer #benefitcosmetics #urbandecayheat #nakedheatpalette #maybellinemascara #ohii #concealers #undereyeconcealer #thrivecausemetics #thrivetribe #fullfacefriday #motd #muotd #makeupoftheday #maquillajedeldia #maquillajenatural #maquillajeprofesional #bloggercolombiana #bloggermexicana #beautyjunkie #beautyobsessed #beautylover #beautycounter #beautytime


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