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NYX Cosmetics Makeup Looks

Last weeks #OneBrandMOTD makeup brand was featuring NYX Cosmetics.
NYX can be found at Online,  Ulta, adn some local drugstores like Walgreens.
For my second look I actually did my first insta story and also went live on Instagram.
I think I will be doing more live features on Instagram, make sure to follow me, it was fun having you all pick my lip color and see how we mixed 2 lip products.

NYX Cosmetics 

Makeup look using NYX Cosmetics via www.gabyramos.com
We also added some more bloggers to the #OneBrandMOTD so you will see more makeup looks from all of us. I really hope you enjoy the unique looks from each one of us.
I have combined both looks from last week into this post.
I hope you enjoy both looks as I think they can easily be re-created.
First Look

 Makeup look using NYX Cosmetics via www.gabyramos.com


Products Used are all listed below
Brows: Micro Brow pencil in brunette
Highlight: Strobe of Genius Palette (bottom right color)

Blush:Terra Cotta
Lipstick: Lipstick Suede in Soft Spoken
Lipliner: Soft Spoken
Eyeshadow: Love In Paris palette

 Second Look

Makeup look using NYX Cosmetics via www.gabyramos.com

Products Used are all listed below
Brows: Micro Brow pencil in brunette
Highlight: Strobe of Genius Palette (bottom left color with a hint of the purple)

Blush:Terra Cotta
Lipstick: Lipstick Suede in Soft Spoken
Lipliner: Soft Spoken
Lipgloss: Devils Food Cake
Eyeshadow: Love In Paris palette


Don't forget to head over to Instagram and search #OneBrandMOTD for all the looks we have to date. Don't forget to also check out Jacki, from LuxeBudgetnistas.

Let me know what you think of both of these looks in the comments below.
What other looks or brands would you like to see in the future?
XO, Gaby

August Fitness Calendar Printable

Printable Fitness Calendar for June via www.gabyramos.com

Hi Again,
Well it's officially summer and I have been preparing for my Vacation to California.
It will be my first time there and I on my list is definitely Disney and In & Out Burger.
Yes, I will be having Burgers lol. It is ok to have fun on vacation just remember after that you will have to hit the gym a little harder.

Well as for me remember how I mentioned I have been busy with events and such?
I decided that after my vacation I will be back to my schedule at the gym.

How has your fitness journey been?
Have you come hit a road block? If not what has helped you stay on track?


Well now that I have the August Calendar up and running.
I am now using a smaller planner to track my meals but I am still using this bigger calendar for all my fitness tracking.
I am still using 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.
 Click  Fitness Calendar for your copy of the 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

Rimmel London Makeup Look

This weeks makeup brand is featuring Rimmel London and it is a workday look.
Find all the details below.

Rimmel London Makeup Look via www.gabyramos.com

It's finally Friday and I have a jam packed weekend with my daughter but I wanted to share the details for my #OneBrandMOTD using Rimmel London Cosmetics. Rimmel is a drugstore brand but it is a favorite of mine for the amazing lip and face products. I used my favorite face product, the sculpting palette, as well some other great Rimmel Products.
Don't forget we will be posting the second look sometime this weekend, head over to Instagram and search #OneBrandMOTD for all the looks we have to date. 
Don't forget to also check out Jacki, from LuxeBudgetnistas.

Rimmel London Makeup Look via www.gabyramos.com

Products Used are all listed below
Face Primer: Stay Matte Primer 001
Foundation: Stay Matte  in  2013 True Beige
Contour, Highlight, Blush Sculpting Palette 03-Golden Bronze
Lipstick: Matte Show Off liquid lipstick in.. coming soon
Lipliner: Enchantment


Don't forget to let me know what you think of this look? 
What other looks or brands would like to see in the future?
XO, Gaby

Quick Chicken Dinner with Gold Peak Tea

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, INC. and The Coca-Cola Company, all opinions are mine alone. #ServeWithACoke #Jewel #CollectiveBias  
Quick Chicken Dinner with Gold Peak Tea

It is summertime and that means I am always on the go with the kids.
I work full time 830 to 5pm and our errands are usually done after that.
Errands usually range from groceries, piano/basketball practice to laundry and cooking dinner.
With a full plate I am always on the hunt for some quick dinner recipes.

Quick Chicken Dinner with Gold Peak Tea at Jewel

This past Monday I was very busy and had little time to cook a full dinner so I headed to Jewel to pick up something quick to eat.  As soon as I walked in I spotted the Rotisserie meal deal that included 2 sides, dinner rolls and a drink.  This was perfect because eating lighter and healthier is definitely a goal my family and I have set for each other this year. I was excited to put together a good meal for us in a matter of minutes.

Rotisserie Chicken Dinner

Now to put this meal deal together, I asked the employees which sides were available, there were quite a few but I wanted to pick some that were not fried. I ended going with some Mashed Potatoes and Potato Salad, yes I know two potato sides? Well I need options to satisfy different taste buds. Now on to the drink, the deal was shown with a Diet Coke but the employee said I could pick up any Coca-Cola drink.  I was very excited because that included Gold Peak® Tea it was super hot out and all I could think about was a nice cold glass of tea. Check out all the options for the meals here.

Quick Chicken Dinner with Gold Peak Tea at Jewel

Well I got home and put together our dinner.
On the Menu: Chicken with Mashed Potato and Veggies on the side with a nice cold glass of Gold Peak tea drink, talk about the perfect end to my meal. 

Quick Chicken Dinner with Gold Peak Tea

Quick Chicken Dinner with Gold Peak Tea

Like what was on our menu? Well here is what you need to do create a quick and refreshing meal
1. Buy the Rotisserie Meal Deal from Jewel, Check your local store for the deal
     Chicken
     Mashed Potatoes
     Potato Salad
     Gold Peak Tea
2. Broccoli, this was a steamer bag I bought at jewel as well, toss in microwave
3. Serve the sides everyone likes on their designated plate
3. Break apart the chicken and give everyone their favorite pieces
4. Lastly serve everyone a glass of Gold Peak tea

Quick Chicken Dinner with Gold Peak Tea

Well I hope my quick meal option helps you the next time you are in a rush.
Don't forget to get check out Jewel for your Chicken Meal deal and #ServeWithACoke
Let me know which meal deal you choose when you need a quick dinner

XO Gaby

July Fitness Calendar Printable

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Printable Fitness Calendar for June via www.gabyramos.com

Hi Again,
Well it's officially summer and I got sick, Can you believe it?
I was really sick for the beginning of July and still have a dry cough.
I was unable to create the July calendar in time but I just created it for you today.
I hope you were able to keep track on something else, so sorry. 
I will try to create and publish these a bit earlier next time.

Well as for me remember how I mentioned I have been busy with events and such?
Well that means I gained some pounds, sad face.
I have booked a trip to California next month so I am using that as motivation to get back on track.
How has your fitness journey been?
Have you come hit a road block? If not what has helped you stay on track?


Well now that I have the July Calendar up and running.
I am now using a smaller planner to track my meals but I am still using this bigger calendar for all my fitness tracking.
I am still using 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.
 Click  Fitness Calendar for your copy of the 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

Amazon Prime Day Deals

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Today is Amazon Prime Day and although I did not plan on a post today I did see some great products I thought I would share with you all. One thing in order to take advantage o the deals you MUST be an Amazon Prime subscriber, if you are not make sure to signup now.
Some of the deals are lightning deals so once they go live you have to hurry and get them because they sell fast as they are only available for a specified time. Some deals will stay live until they are sold out. Make sure to check out the deal to score some great products at great prices.

Here are some deals you may want to look into
Most of these items are on my list lol.
I hope to snap some great deals.


Beauty

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Home
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Crafting

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Fitness
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Happy Shopping,

Let me know what deals you were able to get, 
Don't forget to signup for Amazon Prime

XO, Gaby

NARS Cosmetics Makeup Second Look #OneBrandMOTD

NARS Cosmetics Makeup Look via www.gabyramos.com
 It's Tuesday and well I will be busy at a blogging event today but
I wanted to share the details from my second makeup look I did for #OneBrandMOTD using
NARS Cosmetics.  I know I am a bit late in sharing this since the next brand look starts tomorrow but hey better late then never right?
We decided that one look just wasn't enough so for the following weeks we will feature two looks for our challenge, one on Wednesday and one over the weekend.
We will be using the hashtag #OneBrandMOTD so make sure you check it out on all social media. Don't forget to check out  Jacki, from LuxeBudgetnistas.


NARS Cosmetics Makeup Palettes via www.gabyramos.com
Products Used are all listed below

Contour:  Laguna

Highlight: Dolce Vita

Blush:  Exhibit A
Eyes: (breakdown below)

Whole Eye: Biarritz
Lid: Kalahari
Crease: Bangali
Transition Color: Cairo
Lips: Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Bolero topped with Gold Digger Lip Gloss

Purchase at: NARS Website , Sephora, or Ulta
NARS Cosmetics Makeup Look via www.gabyramos.com

Here is my #OneBrandMOTD transformation
 The next look will be up tomorrow featuring Rimmel.
What type of look would you like to see?

XOXO, Gaby

NARS Cosmetics Makeup Look #OneBrandMOTD

 Well hello there beautiful,
It's that time of the week where I post a look of the day using one brand of makeup products.
This is our 5th week of #OneBrandMOTD and we decided that one look just wasn't enough so for the next four weeks we will feature two looks for our #OneBrandMOTD.
This week I will be featuring both looks using NARS Cosmetics. 
My Blogger Bestie, Jacki, from LuxeBudgetnistas and I are both participating in this 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 on all social media.
Here is my #OneBrandMOTD transformation

NARS Cosmetics Makeup Look via www.gabyramos.com


Products Used are all listed below

Face: NARS NARSissist Cheek Kit  all colors listed below (this palette is not available)
Contour: Laguna

Highlight: Devotee

Blush:  Orgasm

Lipstick: Funny Face

NARS Cosmetics Makeup Look via www.gabyramos.com

Purchase at: Amazon , NARS Website , Sephora, or Ulta

KatVonD Makeup Look #OneBrandMOTD

Well hello there beautiful,

If you are here you probably saw my beauty transformation on Instagram and Facebook using all 
Kat Von D Beauty 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 is our 3rd week.

Kat Von D Makeup via http://www.gabyramos.com

This week our brand was Kat Von D Beauty, this is actually become one of my favorite brands. 
Everything I have tried is amazing. I actually listened to her talk at last years Makeup Show as she was such a sweetheart and really cares about what ingredients are used in her products. She works hard to give us the best quality and still be cruelty free.


Here is my #OneBrandMOTD transformation
I will be giving you a breakdown of all the products I used on my look below.

Kat Von D Makeup Look by http://www.gabyramos.com


Products Used are all listed below

Foundation: Lock it Powder Foundation in 54 Medium Neutral Undertone
Contour/Highlight: Shade + Light Face Contour Palette-Shadow Play and Levitation

Concealer: Lock-It Concealer Crème in 25 Medium - Warm Undertone

Eyeliner: Tattoo Liner in Trooper
Eyeshadow: Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette- Latinus all over, Sytry in the crease and Succubus in outer v.

Liquid Lipstick: Lolita II

Purchase at: Amazon KatVonD Website , Sephora, or Ulta

Kat Von D Makeup Look by http://www.gabyramos.com

Let me know what you think of my #KatVonDBeauty transformation


XOXO, Gaby


Wet and Wild Beauty #OneBrandMOTD

Well hello there Beautiful,

If you are here you probably saw my Wet N Wild Beauty transformation on  Instagram and Facebook

using ALL Wet N Wild Beauty 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  Wet N Wild Beauty, we both LOVE affordable makeup and Wet N Wild is definitely a fave for both.

I will be giving you a breakdown of all the products I used on my look below.

Here is my #OneBrandMOTD transformation





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

Cheeks: Pearlescent Pink 
Eyeliner: H2O Proof for Wing  and Rectractable liner for inner eyes both in black
Highlighter:  Precious Petals Highlighting Powder(not pictured) and MegaGlo™ All-In-One Highlighting Stick

Lipstick: MegaLast Lip Color in Mocha-licious

Liquid Lipstick: Metallic Liquid Lipstick in My Tulips are Sealed


Let me know what you think of my #WNWBeauty transformation  


XOXO, Gaby

 

June Fitness Calendar Printable

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Printable Fitness Calendar for June via www.gabyramos.com
Guess what?? It's been 4 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.

Update:
Zumba was great, but I have missed last 2 weeks.
I tried the ab routine and it was a bit of a challenge, I did love the exercise though.
I can tell the AB routine will do it's job, my abs were sore but it was a good sore.

Well I have the June 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.
 Click  Fitness Calendar for your copy of the 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

Benefit Cosmetics Makeup #OneBrandMOTD

This post contains affiliate links.
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

Benefit Cosmetics Makeup look via www.gabyramos.com
Before
Benefit Cosmetics Makeup look via www.gabyramos.com
After

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

Cirque Du Soleil Luzia via www.gabyramos.com


  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)


A WAKING DREAM OF MEXICO 
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.
Cirque Du Soleil Luzia via www.gabyramos.com

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. 
Cirque Du Soleil Luzia via www.gabyramos.com


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 www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia. Tickets start at $35.

Cirque Du Soleil Luzia via www.gabyramos.com


For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/luzia.
To watch a preview video of LUZIA, visit www.cirk.me/LUZIA_Preview.

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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Printable Fitness Calendar via www.gabyramos.com
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.

Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.com

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.

Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.comHard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.com

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. 

Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.com

Hard Candy Color Correct Radiant Primer, $5
 Neutralizes skin impurities prior to makeup application.
Available in six shades.
Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.comHard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.com

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.

Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.com

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

Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.comHard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.com


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.

Hard Candy Limited Edition Color Correctors via www.gabyramos.com


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