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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  • #firstaidbeautygiftedme I had been wanting to try the @firstaidbeauty Ultra Repair Tinted Moisturizer! I love a light base, especially for the summer. I was surprised by how creamy this was, I was expecting a much liquid formula like the @narsissist one. I love the natural finish of it though, it leaves my skin looking flawless and helps me even out skin tone. What’s your favorite cc cream/Tinted Moisturizer?#firstaidbeauty #OctolyFamily
Muy sorprendida con la hidratante con color de @firstaidbeauty! Es súper natural y perfecta para personas con piel seca.
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  • GIVEAWAY TIME!! 🎉🎉 So so happy to be partnering up with one of my favorite brands - @thrivecausemetics - to give you my favorite products that I have gotten to enjoy the last couple of months. This is an international giveaway!! To win you must -
- follow @mariiacanoa and @thrivecausemetics
- like this post
- tag 3 friends in the comments (all in one comment). Multiple comments allowed with different friends
- post this post to your stories for an extra entry!
This giveaway is not affiliated or in partnership with Instagram.
Thank you to #thrivecausemetics for giving me the opportunity to do this ♥️
Ends August 20th at 12am ET.
SORTEO INTERNACIONAL 🎉🎉 Estoy tan feliz de poder trabajar con unas marcas favoritas para regalarles unos productos que he estado amando últimamente. Para participar -
- Sigan a @mariiacanoa y @thrivecausemetics
- Denle me gusta a esta publicacion
- Comenten a tres amigxs en un comentario (pueden comentar varias veces con amigxs distintas
- Pueden compartir esta publicación en sus historias por una entrada adicional
#instabeauty #instaglam #redlipstick #beautyaccount #beautycommunity #discoverunder100k #bloggera #latinblogger #maquillajedeldia #boybrow #eyebrowgel #affordablemakeup #affordablebeauty #makeupjunkie #makeupproduct #colombianblogger #healthyskin #beautygram #lookoftheday #glowup #bellezanatural #drugstoremakeup #drugstorebeauty #zoellabeauty
  • Happy Sunday! Hope you all had a great weekend! I’ve been trying to take a break from my phone, but miss looking at all your beautiful beauty shots 😍I love using the @lorealmakeup Lumi Glotion and the @maybelline Matte + Poreless foundation together as it adds a little bit of glow to the base. Are you a matte or dewy type of person?
Feliz Domingo! Espero todos hayan tenido un buen fin de semana l! Yo he estado tratando pasar menos tiempo en mi celular pero extraño ver todas las fotos que ponen 😍 Me encanta mezclar la loción de @lorealusa con la base de #Maybelline.
@profusion @physiciansformula @thrivecausemetics @glossier
#instabeauty #instaglam #redlipstick #beautyaccount #beautycommunity #discoverunder100k #bloggera #latinblogger #maquillajedeldia #boybrow #eyebrowgel #affordablemakeup #affordablebeauty #makeupjunkie #makeupproduct #colombianblogger #healthyskin #beautygram #lookoftheday #glowup #bellezanatural #drugstoremakeup #drugstorebeauty #zoellabeauty
  • #peaceoutskincaregiftedme these are the @peaceoutskincare pore & blackhead strips. I was very excited to try these out, but I haven’t noticed any major differences. Unlike other strips, you’re supposed to use this for 4-6 hours. It did draw out some oil but it didn’t make enough of a difference. The blackhead strip also didn’t pull out any of the blackheads. @sephora @peaceoutskincare #peaceoutskincare #sephora #OctolyFamily
Estos strips son para los poros y puntos negros. Deben ser usados 4-6 horas. La verdad, no me parece que valgan la pena. Yo no note ninguna diferencia.
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  • Okay. I did it. I caved but @ssssamanthaa made me do it! I picked up the @hourglasscosmetics Illumee Sheer Trio 😍It’s a whole lot of cream and I am obsessed. First, #hourglass packaging is always on point. Second, they’re so beautiful and easy to use. What’s one thing you’ve bought because of a creator?
Lo hice. Compre el trío de Hourglass Cosmetics. Viene con bronceador, rubor, e iluminador. Me encanta lo fácil que es de usar.
@thrivecausemetics @itcosmetics @lorealmakeup @narsissist
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  • What’s your go-to summer lip? I am cheating on #pinkwednesday with @thrivecausemetics Glossy Lip Mark in Karlie 😍 Fell in love with this shade as soon as I got it and I think it is so perfect for this time of the year. This formula is so natural, glossy, but not sticky. Very impressed with the pigmentation! If you have not tried @thrivecausemetics yet, make sure you do! They’re coming out with some really exciting stuff.
Cuál es su labial favorito para esta época del año? Yo estoy amando estos brillitos de #thrivecausemetics. Me encanta como se ven, en especial este en Karlie.
#instabeauty #instaglam #redlipstick #beautyaccount #beautycommunity #discoverunder100k #bloggera #latinblogger #maquillajedeldia #brillodelabios #labial #lipsticklover #lipstickjunkie #makeupjunkie #makeupproduct #colombianblogger #healthyskin #beautygram #lookoftheday #glowup #bellezanatural #concealer #nars #softmattecompleteconcealer


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