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What I Wore: My Outfits Throughout The Week

To be honest, if I don’t have anything to do for the day, I like to spend it in my pajamas. I could write for hours explaining why I love my PJ’s, but I’ll summarize it in that they are extremely comfortable. However, because one cannot live in her bedtime clothes, I wanted to share with you some of the outfits I wore these past few weeks :P

Outfit #1:




I had just gotten out of the shower and was picking out my brain, trying to figure out what to wear, when I got the idea for this look. I wanted to feel super comfortable so I went for these black leggings which aren’t too tight like your regular leggings. It feels like I’m wearing gym clothes or even pajamas. I combined them with this light brown/beige top, which I love. It’s composed of soft sheer fabric that I would describe it as lace. Because it’s a bit see-through, I wore a white crop top underneath. I also like the knot on the front. I think it’s a nice little detail.

Outfit #2: 
If there is a thing I like, that can’t really explain why, is to wear shorts with long sleeve tops or sweaters. It’s like wearing jeans with a tee or a tank top , but sort of opposite, if I make any sense haha. For this outfit, I paired these loose shorts from Zara with a brown and white striped sweater from Express. Actually, the shorts are a size too big, but I prefer it that way because they look sort of boyish. I love this sweater. It’s also loosely fitted and short in length. If I put my arms up in the air, my stomach can be observed haha. I like it’s long sleeve that reach up to my fingers. 

Outfit #3:






The day that I wore this outfit I had a meeting, so I wanted to dress up a bit. I wore this long, white and blue striped blouse (more stripes!) from Ann Taylor. I chose this long top because it was sleeveless, just in case things got intense throughout the interview (I’m talking about sweat haha). I really like it’s fabric. It’s super soft and light. To add a feminine touch, I used a belt with a cute little bow on it from Forever 21. I thought it gave my body a nice shape, accentuating my curves. I paired this blouse with black leggings from Zara. Because I’m not a high heels kind of girl, I wore black ballerina flats.

Outfit #4:




Lately, I’ve been trying out new clothing styles in an attempt to get out of my comfort zone. For this outfit, I chose a white button up blouse from Zara that used to be my mom’s, but has now joined my closet haha. It has a bit of ruffle in the front, which I really liked. Also, it has a sort feminine and delicate v neck. The fabric is light, soft, and a bit see-through. I paired this blouse with grey skinny jeans from Mango and floral printed slip-ons from Pull & Bear that contrasted with the femininity of the blouse. 

I hope you enjoyed this post! Which was your favorite look? 


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Makeup of the Day: Smokey Eyes For a Formal Event




Hi guys!

A few weeks ago, I attended a formal event. Unlike other occasions, this time I wanted to do my hair and makeup by myself, without going to the salon. I guess I was trying to prove myself that I can look descent enough on my own, which helped me save a few bucks haha. Since this event was at night, I tried to find the best lighting possible to take photos and share them with you :)

Smokey eyes can be very tricky to achieve, specially because the eyeshadows used are dark colors that can be very unforgiving if a mistake is made. Either way, if there was something I was sure of that night, was that I was going to do a smokey eye look haha. Plus, these occasions are the best for going full dramatic on the makeup, so I wanted to take advantage of this opportunity. This was my first attempt, so I probably need to work on it more, but I liked the results and I think being comfortable with how you look is what counts.

Lets begin!

A little side note: this isn’t your textbook smokey eye look (if such textbook exists haha), but I really hope you enjoy it :D If you have any tips you would like to share, I’m all ears… or eyes since this is a blog haha. By the way, sorry for the quality of the photos!

Eyes:

In this look I used dark colors, consequently I began with my eyes. This was helpful because then I could clean up any fallouts without damaging my foundation.

  1. First things first, I applied Urban Decay’s Shadow Primer Potion as a shadow base to avoid any makeup fallout or fading throughout the night. This is the best eye primer I’ve used so far!
  2. I then proceeded to apply the dark brown matt eyeshadow from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette onto my crease. I used a fluffy brush to apply this eyeshadow from side to side, all over the crease. Be sure to take your time to blend and achieve a uniform dark brown color.
  3. Next, I mixed Darkhorse from the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette with the black matt eyeshadow from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. Darkhorse is a dark brownish/bronzy shimmery eyeshadow which was perfect for the eyelid. Since this was a night look, I wanted to use a shimmery eyeshadow to add some sparks and life to my whole look, specially since I was going to wear a black dress. I applied the mixture of Darkhorse and the black matt eyeshadow onto the outer half of my upper eyelid. With a clean brush, I blended everything well to avoid harsh lines. If it’s necessary, go back to the dark brown matt eyeshadow and, with the fluffy brush, reapply this to your crease, just so you don’t lose that brown color.
  4. With a clean flat brush, I applied only Darkhorse to the inner half of the upper eyelid. Again, I blended this well to avoid harsh lines and to achieve a continuos color transition.
  5. After finishing placing the eyeshadows, I used a Q-Tip with a bit of makeup removal cream and cleaned the outer portion of my eye, giving it a winged or v shape. I sort of moved the Q-Tip from the outer corner of my eye to the end of my eyebrow, creating an imaginary line.
  6. With an eyeliner brush, I used Maybelline’s Eyestudio Eyeliner in Blackest Black to create a winged eyeliner. I drew a much longer and thicker line than the usual one.
  7. Finally, I used Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara to give volume to my upper and lower eyelashes. I don’t have false eyelashes, thus I didn’t use ones for this look. If you wish to use them, I think it would look pretty.

Face:

  1. With a foundation brush, I applied Maybelline’s Fit Me Dewy + Smooth Foundation all over my face. I like to take my time doing this step to blend everything really well, avoiding any product accumulation.
  2. Next, I applied Essence’s Stay Natural Concealer in Soft Honey everywhere I wanted to highlight: under my eyes, my nose, forehead, and my cupid’s bow. I like to use my fingers in a taping motion to even out the concealer and kind of blend it with the foundation. 
  3. Because I wanted a matt finish and also wanted my makeup to last all night, I used Clinique’s Blended Face Powder. I love this powder! It sets my foundation well without ending up with a cakey face. I applied it all over my face, specially on areas that tend to get greasy easily, like my T zone.
  4. Finally, I used MAC’s Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden to contour and add some color to my face. I placed it on my cheek bones, the sides of my nose, jaw bone, and forehead.

Lips:

  1. Since my dress was black and I used dark eyeshadows, I wanted my lips to add a pop of color to the whole look. What better way to do this than by using a red lipstick. I used Essence’s Lipliner in Red Blush to outline and fill my lips.


Thanks for reading this post! I hope you enjoyed this tutorial :) 


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Beauty Review: Ecotools The Lovely Looks Five Piece Brush Set





Over time, I’ve realized that makeup brushes are essential tools for achieving a great makeup look. However, getting your hands on good quality brushes can be a bit expensive. After doing some research on affordable brushes, mainly reading blog reviews, I decided to try out Pixwoo’s and Ecotools’ makeup brushes. I’ll start with EcoTools and next week I’ll talk about Pixiwoo’s :D

EcoTools is a brand that develops makeup related products such as makeup and hair brushes, eyelashes (which I’m looking forward to try them out haha), and even body and facial sponges. As the name states, EcoTools focuses on producing environment friendly articles, which I think is a great quality to look for in any brand. Their products are accesible to everyone: you can find them in any drugstore (I think), and at an affordable price (I got my set at $15). 

The set of brushes that I got was The Lovely Looks, which is a set of five brushes: 3 facial brushes (Foundation Brush, Angle Blush Brush, and Powder Brush) and 2 eye brushes (Shadow Brush and Flat Eyeliner Brush). It comes in a nice box that has a magnet on the side which keeps the box closed and the brushes protected. I like to leave the brushes on the package since it doesn’t take too much space and helps maintain my makeup storage more organized. The brush’s handles are made of bamboo which gives them a nice quality look. When I first used them, I was amazed at how soft the brushes felt. Moreover, I noticed and was amazed by the fact that these brushes can pick up a lot of product, but little is left on the brush after applying it. This means that the majority of the product was actually used and not lost. Up to this date, none of the hairs have fallen apart even after continuous use and wash.

I like to use the Angle Blush Brush for conturing my face and applying bronzing powder. The Foundation Brush is great for placing and blending my foundation without ending up with patches of accumulation of product on my cheeks. The Powder Brush is good for powdering my face when I want a matte look. I’ve used Shadow Brush for applying eyeshadow onto my eyelid, but I guess it can be used to apply concealer as well because of it’s shape. I don’t really use the Flat Eyeliner Brush to line my eyes because I think it’s too thick. I just feel I don’t have the precision that I get when using other eyeliner brushes. I use this brush for filling my eyebrows or for applying eyeshadow onto my lower eyelid.

I hope you enjoy this review! What are your favorite makeup brushes? Have you tried these ones?


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Makeup of the Day: Green and Purple Eyeliners


Sometimes in my spare time, or when I log into Instagram (which is every morning haha), I like to find photos of different makeup looks that inspire me to create future blogposts. This past few weeks I’ve observed that a lot of girls have been using colored eyeliners. Their makeup looked fun and using these type of eyeliners can add a pop of color to your whole look. So, for this week’s blogpost I decided to create two makeup looks using a green and a purple eyeliner. One of the main reasons I began Sunny Days was to share my journey, my experiences with you. I’m not a professional when it comes to cooking or doing my makeup haha, but I think that’s the fun in anything, the fun part is learning, and hopefully you can relate to me in that sense :) Well, enough of the rumbling, let’s begin!

First Look: Revlon Skinny Liquid Liner in Green Spark




For this first look, I wanted to do the traditional winged eyeliner and then sort of outline it with this green liquid liner. I can’t say it was easy for me because at the time I did my makeup my hands were shaky haha. Also, funny enough, while choosing which pictures to use for this post, I noticed that unintentionally I created a Christmasy makeup look haha, it has green, red and golden :P Anyways, I hope you like it!

  1. I started off by applying Dior’s Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup. I didn’t want a full coverage so I lightly applied only one coat, as I wanted to keep my skin as natural as I could. If you are going to be using this look for going out or for an event, I think it would look lovely with a strong foundation and some bronzing. By the way, I’m running out of foundation, which one would you recommend me?
  2. Next, using Pacifica’s Enlightening Eye Brightening Shadow Palette, I placed the Golden eyeshadow all over my eyelid. A thing I liked about these eyeshadows is that they are super pigmented. Also, this brand makes natural, sort of organic, makeup without, which is always good to know. 
  3. Using the same palette, I applied the light nude eyeshadow, Skinny Dip, for my crease. The reason why I used a neutral toned eyeshadow is because I wanted the eyeliner to really stand out, but you could modify this and use a darker brown eyeshadow to add depth to your eyes.
  4. After blending the eyeshadows, I used Maybelline’s Master Precise Ink Pen Eyeliner in the color black. This product is perfect if you don’t like using gel or pencil eyeliners. Because it’s in the shape of a pen, I think it’s easier to work with this rather than a gel eyeliner. 
  5. I waited for the black eyeliner to dry a bit and then continued to outline the winged eyeliner with Revlon’s Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Green Spark. I really liked the product’s green tone. It’s a medium toned green that has some shimmer to it. Also, it’s really pigmented. I didn’t have to apply two coats to get a uniform color, only one coat was enough. I really liked it!
  6. Finally, I used Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara to add some volume to my eyelashes. 
  7. To finish this look, I went for red glossy lips with Revlon’s Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain in Romantic

Second Look: Lancome’s Artliner 24 hr in Amethyst




For the second look, I wanted to change a bit from the first one and only use the colored eyeliner. I have to credit my mom for donating her purple eyeliner for this blogpost haha. This look ended up been a look that contained different shades of purple haha, but I liked the results. I hope you like it too!

  1. Like the previous look, I started off using Dior’s Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup. I applied only one coat all over my face just to have a light coverage. 
  2. Next, I applied, to my eyelid, Coral Sand from the Pacifica’s Enlightening Eye Brightening Shadow Palette, which is a nice coral pink eyeshadow. 
  3. Using the same palette, I applied Urchin to my crease, which is a plum/purple eyeshadow. This darker color was great for adding depth to the eyes. I really liked how it looked with the purple eyeliner.
  4. To line my eyes, I used Lancome’s Artliner 24hr in Amethyst, which is a pastel purple. Lancome has some amazing makeup products of great quality. I really liked this eyeliner. It’s pigmented but I had to apply two coats because I felt that with only one coat, the eyeliner didn’t stood out so much.
  5. To finish my eyes, I applied Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara to add some volume to my eyelashes.
  6. Finally, continuing with the purple theme haha, I used Maybelline’s Color Sensational Lipstick in Dazzling Plum.

I hope you enjoy these two looks! Let me know what you think in the comment section :) Will you be using colored eyeliners? Which colored eyeliner do you like?


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Makeup Review: Makeup Store, Essence, NYX Lipsticks



Last week I did some changes on the blog! I had been thinking for a while on getting a new blog template. At first, I wanted to learn how to do one, but the truth is that it would take me a long, long, long time to learn and understand all the codes and programming necessary for creating a descent template. After doing some research I found the template that I currently have. I think it’s easy on the eye, it’s simple, sort of minimal, and pretty (at least for me haha). However, I’ve been having a bit of trouble reinstalling Disqus for the comments section. Thus, all the comments that were on the blog before the makeover are gone. I’m trying to fix this :) If you know how to, please let me know haha, I would really appreciate all the help haha!

For this week’s blog post, I decided to write a little review on some of the most recent lipsticks that I’ve acquired. The truth is that I don’t own that many lipsticks. Usually, I’ll just get lip balms and chapsticks instead haha. However, after seeing a lot of girls wearing plum or red lips, I thought of giving it a go and adding a bit of color to my everyday look. I hope you enjoy reading this post!


Makeup Store: Cherry Pie and Pretty Baby Lipstick

From top to bottom: Pretty Baby and Cherry Pie


I’ve noticed many makeup looks with matt lips lately, so I went in the search for a pretty matt lipstick. Instead, I found myself at the Makeup Store looking into the glossy lipsticks section haha. The reason was because I found a lipstick that called my attention, Cherry Pie. It’s a copper colored lipstick that I hadn’t seen before. It has a bit of shimmer that adds some spark to the whole makeup look. Moreover, it’s creamy and soft to the lips. The lady that helped me in the store told me that products on the Sparkling Lipstick section were very pigmented and she was right. 

Pretty Baby is, as the name says it, a matt baby pink lipstick. At first I was skeptical of getting this lipstick, but my mom encourage me to try it out haha. It’s something different form my usual picks. It’s really bright, which can be perfect for summer. Similar to Cherry Pie, this lipstick is creamy, moisturizing, and very pigmented. Both last a long time before fading a bit.


Essence: XXXL Longlasting Lipgloss in Soft Nude, and Lipliners in Red Blush and Soft Berry

From left to right: Lipliners in Soft Berry and Red Blush

From top to bottom: Essence XXXL Long-lasting Lipgloss in Soft Nude, NYX Soft Matt Lip Cream in Antwerp


I hadn’t tried Essence before and I was very excited when I found it. The first thing that called my attention was the easy on the wallet prices. Makeup can be expensive at times and it’s always great to find budget friendly products of great quality. It was pretty hard not to get everything, so I had to choose wisely. My first picks were the two lipliners. I haven’t used lipliners before, partly because I’m a bit lazy and prefer to just put on the lipstick. However, after watching makeup tutorials, lipliners can be of great help, specially when using dark colors like red and plum. Thus, I chose Red Blush and Soft Berry. Recently, I watched one of Pixiwoo’s makeup tutorials and one of the girls said that if you want a matt lip, using a lipliner to fill your lips is the best way to get a matt look, so I wanted to try this trick. These lipliners are creamy and very pigmented. You don’t need to apply too much of the product, with just one coat it’s enough. Also, I loved the super matt finish that I got when using them. 

As I was going through the products of Essence, I found this pretty nude lipgloss. I hadn’t tried matt lip glosses before because I thought it would be hard to get a matt finished using a lipGLOSS, haha …I was mistaken, it does have a matt finish. This product is true to it’s color, it doesn’t fade or loses pigmentation when you put it on, as many lipgloss do. The applicator is soft and flexible, which makes it easy to outline your lips first and then fill them in. Also, it smells great! It has a vanilla scent. Finally, it doesn’t really dry out, so be careful when drinking water or eating since it tends to fade out.


NYX: Soft Matt Lip Cream in Antwerp


From top to bottom: Essence XXXL Long-lasting Lipgloss in Soft Nude, NYX Soft Matt Lip Cream in Antwerp


Last but not least, only good words I can write about NYX’s matt lip gloss. Fist off, I love this product’s color. It’s a dark pink tone, maybe a rose color. Another product that I thought would be great for summer. When applied, it’s soft and glossy. Within a few minutes it dries, almost to the point that you don’t feel like you are wearing anything on the lips, but it maintains it’s pigmentation. It’s long lasting, which is something that I’m always looking in makeup products. It’s container size is perfect for carrying it on your purse.

Have you tried out any of these products? Which lipstick do you recommend?


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