Benefit Cosmetics Makeup #OneBrandMOTD

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Well hello there Beautiful,

If you are here you probably saw my Before and After on Instagram and Facebook 
using ALL Benefit Cosmetics Products.
Well my Blogger Bestie, Jacki, from LuxeBudgetnistas and I are both participating in a One brand Challenge where we try to do all whole face of makeup using products from one makeup brand.
We will be using the Hashtag #OneBrandMOTD so make sure you check it out.
This week our brand was Benefit Cosmetics, we both LOVE Benefit Cosmetics so we thought it would be great to start with them.
I will be giving you a breakdown of all the products I used on my look below. 

Here is my #OneBrandMOTD transformation

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Products Used are all listed below
Note: Some links are for Amazon but you can get the products on Benefit Website, Ulta, or Sephora.  

Face Primer: Porefessional

Foundation: Toasted Beige in Hello Flawless oxygen wow
Undereye Concealer: Medium in Boiing  (it's on 25% off now)
Cheeks: GALifornia
Contour: Hoola 
Nose Contour: Hoola Lite
All these I used: Cheek Parade Palette 

Lips: Lipstick in  nice 'n teasy

Let me know what you think of my #benebabe transformation  

XOXO, Gaby

Cirque Du Soleil-Luzia

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  I am very excited to be going to my first Cirque Du Soleil performance-LUZIA,
with my daughter Ariana.
I have always wanted to attend a show but for one reason or another I wasn't able to. 
Cirque Du Soleil has some of the best and amazing performances.  
The show is In Chicago from July 21st - September 3rd. 
If you haven't gotten your mom her gift yet, Now is your chance to to get tickets for both of you since they are having a Mothers Day promotion. (Details Below)

LUZIATM takes you to an imaginary Mexico, like in a waking dream, where light quenches the spirit and rain soothes the soul. Freely inspired by Mexico, LUZIATM is a poetic and acrobatic ode to the rich, vibrant culture of a country whose wealth stems from an extraordinary mix of influences and creative collisions – a land that inspires awe with its breath taking landscapes and architectural wonders, buoyed by the indomitable spirit of its people. The name LUZIATM fuses the sound of “luz” (light in Spanish) and “lluvia” (rain), two elements at the core of the show’s creation.
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Through a series of grand visual surprises and breathtaking acrobatic performances, LUZIA takes audiences on a surrealistic journey filled with wonders, playfulness and striking artistry. Smoothly passing from an old movie set to the ocean to a smoky dance hall or an arid desert, LUZIA cleverly brings to the stage multiple places, faces and sounds of Mexico taken from both tradition and modernity. Rich in awe-inspiring moments, LUZIA enchants by incorporating rain into acrobatic and artistic scenes – a first for a Cirque du Soleil touring production. 
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Performances now scheduled from July 21 – September 3, 2017 under the white-and-gold Big Top at the United Center parking lot
Public tickets for new Chicago performances of LUZIATM will be available beginning Friday, April 21, 2017 at Tickets start at $35.

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For more information, visit
To watch a preview video of LUZIA, visit

Buy now and enjoy a special limited time 20% offer* Tickets

*Offer applicable on select price levels and select shows. Cannot be combined with any other offer.
No exchanges or refunds. While quantities last. Offer ends May 14th at 11:59pm local time.

Please let me know if you will be attending the show, 
I would love to meet you all. 

XO, Gaby

Fitness Calendar-May

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Guess what?? It's been 3 months since I started the Fitness calendar.
Have you been using it? 
How has your fitness journey been?
What are some challenges you are facing?

As for me, I have not lost much weight and that is because I have been  fairly busy with events and food is involved, the good thing is I have not gained any which is a win for me.
I have also been trying Zumba again and I like it. 
I am also going to start an Ab routine today so I am excited about that as well. 

Well I have the May Calendar up and running.
I just started using a planner so I will be adding this calendar in there.
I am definitely getting these stickers to go along with both, they are perfect.

Just check off what body part you are working on that day.
I also added a spot for your water intake. (8 cups water are recommended)
Write down your monthly goals on the bottom right. 
Here are some binders , sheet protectors, or stickers you can use with your calendar.
If you like etsy here are some Etsy Stickers
 Click here for your copy of My fitness Calendar.
Don't forget to let me know in the comments if you print and use it, I'd love to know your thoughts. 
XO, Gaby

Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors

The products below were provided for review, all opinions are my own.

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Hard Candy has a new limited edition color correcting line.
There are sticks, creams, primers and powders. The line is set to help us with some of our skin imperfections such as dark circles, redness, uneven skin tone and dark spots. The new limited edition line of color correcting primers and concealers offer the power to color your way for the ultimate in clear skin! The whole line is very affordable as well so it is definitely worth a try.
From combating dry skin, acne and dark spots, 
this collection has the perfect shade for every complexion.

Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Stick, $5.
Creamy, bendable pastel stick concealer which camouflages skin imperfections.
Available in six shades.

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Here is a swatch of the lavender and pink. As you can see the colors are pigment but the lavender is slightly more opaque. These pencils are smooth and the application process is easy. 
The texture definitely is a bit powdery, I suggest using these with powder foundation. 

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Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer, $5
 Neutralizes skin impurities prior to makeup application.
Available in six shades.
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Here is a swatch of the Yellow, Green,and Orange primers.
As you can see the colors are very pigmented.
These are all creamy and a bit on the watery side, so a tiny bit goes a long way.
These tubes are great for those that suffer from bigger problem areas on the face. 
Some bigger areas would include cheeks and forehead.

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Hard Candy Color Correct Expert Créme Wand, $5
Corrects skin imperfections.
Flexible brush tip applicator is soft on the skin while contouring the face .
Available in six shades

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Here is a swatch of the pink and orange creme wands.
As you can see the colors are very pigmented.
These are creamy and just like the primer a little goes a long way.
I especially like to use these on target/smaller areas.
I used the orange to correct my under eye dark circles see picture on Instagram.

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The Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correct line is available only at Walmart.
I have partnered with Hard Candy to host a GIVEAWAY!  We will have 5 lucky readers.

Enter Below:

Good Luck, Gaby

Affordable Spring Wardrobe Refresh

Spring Wardrobe Refresh with Cheap Online Shopping

599Fashion has affordable fashion picks

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 It's springtime and that means spring cleaning our wardrobe, Although it's very fun it can get a little expensive at times. Well I'm pretty excited to let you know about 599fashion,
a shop that is great for cheap online shopping, all of their items are under $10!!!!
I was a bit skeptical at first since I thought to myself well that's a very low price for clothes but, I was excited to give them a try and surprisingly enough I really loved some of the items I received. It is always great to find affordable clothes that are good quality and giving your wardrobe a refresh.
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Jeans from 599 Fashion
Well my favorites from 599Fashion were their jeans and trousers, both a great addition to my spring wardrobe and fit great. These were my favorites because a good jean for short girls (5ft) are very hard to find and add on curves, yep pretty impossible. 
But both the jean and trouser fit amazingly and they are the lowest price I've found. Not to mention these are both high waist so no back was showing when I sat down. 
I used the Solid High Waist Pencil Fit Jeans (above) for an event coverage recently. Price: $8.99

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Trousers from 599Fashion
Here you can see the High Waist Slim Fit Trousers,
I paired them with this top for a great night out outfit.
The fit on these was great, stretchy fabric and still very dressy. Price:$9.99

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Blouse from 599 Fashion
 On another occasion I wore this ivory blouse from 599Fashion and it was definitely perfect for this dressy look. What you can't see is that is the back of the blouse is criss-cross /open so when I took the jacket off it definitely went to a sexy look.  Price:$5.99

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It's those Jeans again
The one thing I do have to warn you about 599Fashion is that the rotation on the items is really fast so if you see something you definitely have to be quick and purchase. This is how they maintain their low prices but, not to worry if you get something you're not in love with they do have a fairly easy return policy. On to the quality, the material of the clothing was good so you definitely won't be getting anything to cheap or falling apart.

 Well I am on my way out for today, I hope this post helps you save a couple of dollars in
your wardrobe spring refresh. I think you can tell I love these jeans lol.
Like always leave me a comment below and let me know if you order from 599fashion.

Spring into Fitness at Fashion Outlets Chicago

Fitness & Fashion at the Fashion Outlets in Chicago
Well it's officially Spring and that means getting ready to hit the gym and workout for that Summer body, lol. One of my favorite things to do is shop for workout clothes and my go to is Fashion Outlets Chicago. I love the outlet because there are many store options for shopping and they have some of the best prices. Last month I was invited to attend a Fashion and Fitness event which included some bites and a tour of some of their stores that carried fitness clothes and accessories. I was very excited because the Fashion Outlets Chicago is already a family favorite.

 Once I arrived I was greeted with some awesome treats from some of the businesses in the mall.
Here is the first one that caught my attention, David's Tea. The cart was very cute and not to mention the steeping mug.  I was able to taste the Strawberry shake tea and it was delicious. 

 Another great spot was Freshii,  I decided to try the Mango Tango as well as the Metaboost. I really enjoyed both and I will definitely be taking the kids there for the smoothies. I was also able to find out that they do food preparations that you can pick up on your next shopping trip, which is pretty cool if you live in the area.
Now the last food stop was Le Creuset, this was a cool stop because they had Chef Corey Rice from Season 8 of Master Chef. He made a healthy dish using a Le Creuset wok. Master Chef is one of my favorite shows and I thought it was cool to see Corey using a kitchen item that I can buy at the Fashion Outlet for a great price.

Now on to the shops that carry fitness/gym clothes.
Don't go to the gym or workout?  no worries, athleisure is in so all the options below are perfect for a trip to do groceries or a quick errand run.
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First stop was Nordstrom Rack, one of my favorites already. 
Well these two outfits were the major focus, can you tell which was my favorite?
I actually really liked the grey/black outfit, I can see myself wearing the leggings and the jacket.

The Second stop was PUMA, which I was excited about since I hadn't noticed it before.
PUMA manager talked about how all their items being especially made for their outlet store. Generally outlets are overstock from the bigger retail shops but these items are specific to them.
I was able to go back after our tour and got these 2 t-shirts.


The last stop of the day was lululemon, They sell yoga clothes.
I had actually never heard of this shop but I am glad I visited, they actually hem the pants there in case you need them shorter. I am short so this is a great added service to have.
There was also a mini yoga session going on.

Have you visited the Fashion Outlets lately? What are your favorite stores?
I think my some of my favorites are Puma, Nordstrom Rack, Saks off Fifth, Guess and Nike.
I hope this helps guide you to some great stores at Fashion Outlets Chicago for your gym wear needs. 

XO, Gaby