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Mac Selena: Swatches

Hey, dears! Now,  I’m sure you knew I had to come back & make a post about Queen Selena’s makeup collection by Mac Cosmetics. I’ve been a Selena fan since I was a toddler. My grandma would play her music all the time when I was growing up, even after she died. So this collection meant a huge deal to me, especially being a Latina woman. This collection is more than just makeup, especially to the Latin community. It’s almost like a symbol that us Latin people can be great, too – especially now when Latin people (especially Mexicans) have been spoken negatively about in a political light. So with that said, let’s see some lipstick swatches.

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From left to right: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom, Como La Flor, Amor Prohibido, & Dreaming of You

Also, I know a lot of people were curious to know if Dreaming of You was exactly like Mac Diva. I personally had a feeling it would be similar but not an exact match. I told myself if it was an exact match, I’d be PISSED because I would like to know that these shades were genuinely inspired by Selena’s makeup & that Mac didn’t just slap a different label on a shade that already exists. So here’s the comparison…

 

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Top to Bottom: Diva, Dreaming of You

Fortunately, Diva is a bit darker & warmer than Dreaming of You.

Here’s a closeup of the Techno Cumbia/Ven Comigo compact…

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 I didn’t swatch this one though because the bronzer is the Mac Blunt & I’m sure a lot of people are familiar with it. The blush is a nice light, dusty pink shade.

If you’re interested in a little bit of the background of the collection see below…

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Graduation Fashion

Hello lovely people! Lately I’ve been posting about fashion but only about celebrity fashion and designer gowns. It’s time for a change! I’m going to write about something that’s going to help YOU out … Graduation Fashion. I know I’m writing this post a little late for college students, since most college students graduate in early or mid may. However, this post would be beneficial to high school students! I know for a fact most high school students, especially in the tri-state area, don’t graduate until June. So with that, all you senior girls should read this! Especially if you have no clue as to what the hell you’re going to wear for graduation 🙂

So, we all the know the traditional color for graduation is white. Why? I have no idea. Perhaps because it’s summer and white is bright and lovely looking. But, I’m not only going to show you white dresses. I wore a black and white dress for my senior graduation. My friends wore pink, red, blue, yellow, etc .. so you can wear whatever color. You can break from the mold. If you love it, wear it! Keep in mind, you wanna look classy not trashy. You want to look beautiful but not overdone … you’re not going to the Grammy’s. Graduations are semi-formal events. Now, let’s see some dresses, shall we?

Fire Lace Skater Dress from Nordstrom, $54

Dee Elle Cross Back Skater Dress from Nordstrom, $50

En Creme Cap Sleeve Corkscrew Dress from Nordstrom, $78

Lulu’s Renaissance Court Lace Ivory Dress, $39

Hot Off The Precious White Dress at Lulu’s, $39

Lulu’s Exclusive Bateau-n Rouge Lavender Backless Dress, $41

Forever 21’s Leopard & Rose Print High-Low Dress, $29.80

Lulu’s Lovers’ Lane Peach and Ivory Lace, $40

Delia’s Scalloped Lace Dress, $41

Forever 21’s Cutout Back Lace Dress, $17.80

Lulu’s Mighty Aphrodite Dark Blue Dress, $41

Forever 21’s Sweetheart Hi-Low Dress, $22.80

Lulu’s The Power of Lovely Seafoam Dress, $41

Lulu’s Partner in Crime Peach Dress, $45

Forever 21’s Floral Lace High-Low Dress, $29.80

Lulu’s Three-sy Does It Navy Blue, Coral, and Cream Dress, $35

Forever 21’s Contrast Lace A-Line Dress, $27.80

Forever 21’s Lace Sheath Dress, $22.80

Lulu’s Bow-tiful Dreamer Backless Red Dress, $41

Lulu’s Hook, Line, and Sinker Black and White Striped Dress, $36

Forever 21’s Sweetheart Peplum Dress, $22.80

Lulu’s Lotus Dance Strapless Cream Embroidered Dress, $46

Forever 21’s Animal Print Shift Dress w/ Sash, $22.80

Lulu’s May I Have This Dance? Blush Pink Lace Dress, $45

Lulu’s Band of Forces Black Dress, $49

So there are my suggestions for you High School gals! I hope you liked them or at least have gotten inspired. Tip: If you like the dresses from Lulu’s they are currently having a sale on sale items until Memorial Day. You get 25% off sale items!

Stay Gold. Toodles 🙂

Accessory Nation!

Hey guys! It’s that time of the week! Time for fashion faves! But this fashion faves of the week is all about accessories!!! Yes I went bonkers buying accessories this Monday but there is one in particular that I’m DYING to show you guys. Let’s jump in ….

ASOS Bag With Side Straps In Color Block, $66.50

This is the best accessory purchase I’ve made in the longest! I was literally dying to get this bag for weeks now & I finally bought it. The original price was $66.50 but with my 10% student discount made it come out to $59. Anyway, this bag was calling my name when I first saw it! I just HAD to have it & it’s finally mine! I’m obsessed with it! Usually I buy Michael Kors bags but OMG this was too pretty not to buy. So yes college girls, use your ASOS discount & go bonkers.

Tory Burch Leopard Print iPhone 4 Case, $15

So because of all the crazy & wild fun I had this Sunday, my iPhone case broke! I hate having a naked iPhone. It makes me feel like it’s going to break any second and I can’t afford to break the screen again so I went on a hunt for cute iPhone cases and voila! I found this one on Amazon. I was specifically looking for an animal print one because all the other ones I’ve had are solid colors and boring so I wanted something different. I saw this on the Nordstrom website originally but it wasn’t available anymore so thank God I found it on the Amazon website. I’m sure if I would’ve bought it from Nordstrom it would’ve been more expensive.

ASOS Wayfarer with Leopard Print, $19.50

Sunglasses are ESSENTIAL for warm weather. I used to swear by aviators & I kind of still do but I want to go with the wayfarer movement this year. I was going to buy Rayban’s but I already plan on buying Rayban eyeglasses so I don’t find anything wrong with economizing! They look fabulous on my & they fit the shape of my face perfectly. So if you want some wayfarers but don’t want to pay $150+ for them. Check out ASOS & get that college student discount, if you’re a college student of course! haha