December 29, 2015

Younique NYE Look

I wasn't planning on posting a makeup look for the holidays but once I saw this palette I knew I just had to share you this shimmery and sparkly NYE makeup look using the
Moodstruck Addiction Shadow Palette 1
and also a quick review on their
Stiff Upper Lip lip stains

December 21, 2015

Valentia True Glow Eye Cream

I am always on the hunt for a great eye cream and there are products I have used and tested for the blog that I really love and some that were nothing special. I look for hydrating but not greasy type of eye creams since I do want to use it in the AM as well before I apply on my makeup.
Let's see if the 
Valentia True Glow Eye Cream
met my eye cream expecations.

December 16, 2015

Hair Envy Starts With HASK


The cold weather can be brutal to our luscious locks. I usually get dry scalp, brittle hair and very dry ends. I have tried tons of different shampoos and conditioners, and hair masks. I try not to use heating tools as much too but there is just something in the cold air that makes my hair dry and so flat. I have never been so happy to have tried the
HASK Macadamia Oil Moisturizing Hair Care Collection
keep on reading how this is my hair-savior!

December 11, 2015

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation


December are full of holiday parties which means tons of selfies will be taken all throughout the night from outfit pictures to dancing videos to the post party selfies. And for someone to staying flawless all night, a really good long lasting makeup is needed. The new
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation
may be that foundation you need.

December 4, 2015

November 2015 Favorites


It's been like forever since I have posted my monthly favorites, but no worries folks I have a plan here. As-in every single month I will share you my beauty favorites, no skipping nor missing any months anymore. If you can tell from my cover photo, this cutie patootie panda here is one of them!
Tony Moly 
Panda's Dream White Hand Cream


December 3, 2015

fashion feature: AIBI Watches


I have a small wrist which makes me limit my style of watches to the adjustable links type and with smaller display styles. I do love the look of men's watches but it does not look right on me. I am not picky either if it's a designer brand or not, if they look great and can be adjusted to 3-5 lesser links then I'm sold! I have gone through different watches and I'm excited to add
AIBI Watches 
to my collection!

December 1, 2015

Emjoi: Micro-Nail Nail Polisher


Once in a while, I love a good mani and pedi from the nail salon but most of the time I do prefer to do my own mani and pedi at home. Keep on reading to see if the
Emjoi Micro-Nail Nail Polisher
meets of getting salon professional mani/pedi results at home.

November 24, 2015

Unique Gift Ideas


I wanted to get this up and posted before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping madness you have planned. I know most of you as well will be doing your gift shopping around this time because of the great discounts. I thought, I'd give you some more ideas on what to get that person who (almost) have everything; to that person who works so hard, and to that person who deserves some pampering time themselves.


Doesn't that make a statement or what?!?


November 23, 2015

Context Skin


When the weather changes, your skincare routine must change as well is what the "rule" or what some beauty articles have told us. This rule helped with my skin indeed! As my skin was becoming drier in the Winter, I went for a heavier moisturizer and a creamier, moisturizing face wash. For the Spring/Summer days when my skin was having an oily T-zone, I went for a light weight face wash, oil-free sunscreen and aloe based moisturizer. This rule can be expensive since you have to buy two sets of skincare products. I have put to test the
Context Skin products
to see if they can break this skincare cycle.

November 19, 2015

BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal Glow On The Go


If you are obsessed with highlighting/ strobing or whatever they call it now, this is a must-have!
BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Opal
GLOW ON THE GO

November 10, 2015

dr. brandt® PoreDermabrasion


The hardest part of doing makeup in a mirror with such great magnification is you can see every hair, wrinkles, fine lines and pores on your face which makes you more conscious of yourself. Makeup application looks flawless though, which is why I invested on one (*SimpleHuman Sensor Mirrors - highly recommend it!). In a way, it is a good thing to know how my face looks super up-close to know where I should focus more with my skincare and makeup, hence my weekly routine with
dr. brandt® PoreDermabrasion
Refines the appearance of pores
Deep cleans pores
Smooths skin texture

November 3, 2015

Fashion Feature: Mirina Collections (IS A SCAM !!!)

**UPDATE 01/28/2016**
MIRINA COLLECTIONS is a SCAM!
I sincerely apologize for not doing further research on this company but to keep the story short. The necklaces on their site can be found on Amazon.com for a really cheaper price!!!
The Ryan necklace I have mentioned before can be found on Amazon HERE! just for less than $8!!! I am really saddened how this company runs their business. 
. . .
On days I want to glam up my simple shirt and jeans outfit, I grab for a big statement piece from my accessory collection. This could be a pair of chandelier earrings or stack of bangles or a nice, sparkly necklace such as my
Ryan statement necklace from Mirina Collections

October 30, 2015

CLOSE UP by Christie Brinkley


When you're at that age, where wrinkles concerns you more than which club will you be going to this weekend then welcome to my club. 
You are never too young either to start thinking about it, so you may also just want to keep reading about 
Close Up from
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare
Christie Brinkley Authentic Skincare is a breakthrough anti-aging skincare line that works to recapture your skin’s youthful appearance while revitalizing and reversing signs of aging. Christie's products are designed to help improve problem skin, and protect against the full spectrum of damaging sun rays.

October 26, 2015

personal post: Kids? No Thanks!

I have read so many articles lately on how successful, single women in their 30's and up, have chosen a childless life. I have read a lot of articles as well on couples going through tough times trying to have a baby. Their reasons, opinions and experiences through it all. I am not either so I thought I would share my side of this baby story.

October 20, 2015

YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipsticks


YSL Beauty always hits the mark with their beauty products. From it's packaging to the quality of each, it is worth every penny you spend! On that note, I am obviously in-love with their new
Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks!
I have received these products for testing purposes through Influenster, which is a community of influencers in the social media to share their thoughts, reviews, opinions and tips on different products. If you're interested to join, click HERE!

October 14, 2015

A Day At The Races

I had an opportunity to spend a day with America's Best Racing at one of the famous horse race tracks here in New York, Belmont Park. 
Though I am not into horse racing, I was excited to learn and experience a day at the races and to share all of it with you!

October 7, 2015

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+


I have seen a lot of this on my Instagram feed, Twitter and the beauty blogosphere.
During the NYFW Nextpert TechXStyle event back in September, I had a chance to try out their mascara and speak to celebrity makeup artist and beauty expert, Mickey Williams, about her favorite mascara to use on herself and with her clients,
Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes+

Follow her on Instagram: @mwmakeup

October 1, 2015

September 23, 2015

Korean Beauty Haul Review

The very first Korean Beauty Sample Sale by Peach and Lily was held last August in NYC, and of course I was all over this sample sale to hoard up on some Korean skincare and makeup products!



September 21, 2015

Get the Look (NAILS): Betsey Johnson NYFW SS16

"The Curious Case of Betsey Johnson" is a celebration of Betsey Johnson's 50th year in fashion. It was the party of the "half-century", the Betsey Johnson way! Live music from the DJ, champagnes all around,  tons of balloons and lots and lots of tutus backstage.


September 17, 2015

Spa Week Event Oct.12-18


I always look forward Spa Week like Christmas. Who does not love a great price for a great relaxing spa session like a massage or facial or mani/pedi and so on?!? With huge events likes this, booking appointments have started since Sept.9. 
If you haven't booked your appointment go to
and check out the participating spas and salons near you!

Screenshot taken from www.SpaWeek.com

September 8, 2015

Fall Beauty with Borghese


As we say goodbye to the Summer heat waves and beach days let's get ready for the cool air of Fall with some pumpkin lattes and 
Borghese Beauty Products

September 3, 2015

Dusty Girls

It's truly amazing that just by a click of a mouse, you can get anything from any part of the world! You really can find anything online these days and here's a makeup brand that's all the way from Australia that is all made from the clay and minerals of the earth, and no chemicals at all, called Dusty Girls! I was able to try a few of the following products:
Dusty Girls Tinted Earth Cream
"Argyle Pink" Natural Mineral Lip Shine
Natural Mineral in "Golden Delicious"

August 26, 2015

Skin Hydrants


Because of the acne (oral and topical) medications I take, my skin would be drier than normal if I was not hydrating and moisturizing myself enough. I do believe that my 5-step skincare regimen has really helped my skin to be looking healthy and glowing, and of course to my forever love to drinking lemon-water all day, everyday!!!
I have recently been using a lot of skin-hydrating beauty products which I want to share with you,
StriVectin Instant Revitalizing Mask
Skyn Iceland Arctic Face Oil
Moonshot Oil Relief Concentrate Serum Restore
Aquaphor Healing Ointment Advanced Treatment

August 20, 2015

Getting Tan without any Sun


Though we only get 3 months of Hot, Humid Beach-Weather Summer temperatures here in NYC, I don't go running outside to get my tan. I do get enough from being outside with my dogs but I am not the kind to sit under the sun, and soak up all those UV rays. I actually slather on sunscreen every time before I go out. Skin cancer is not in my future plans, no thank you!
On days I do want to give my skin some color like at special events, date nights and girls night out, I have learned to embrace the greatness of self tanners. 

Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter & 
Selfie Tan'n Go Instant Face Bronzer
have been my go-to self tanners lately.

August 18, 2015

OCC LipTar/ RTW


Our favorite Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tars are now in these easy-to-use packaging! From the easy application to the 25 shades it comes in, you may want to collect all
OCC Lip Tar/ RTW
L-R: Sebastian - Hush - Anime

August 14, 2015

London Haul: Sleek Make-Up Review


So my London budget went mostly to a lot of UK beauty products, and for this post I want to share with you some of the Sleek MakeUp I bought. I will do another post of the eye shadow palettes from Sleek so this post don't become a novel long! 

August 6, 2015

Influenster YSL Voxbox


If you've been having trouble with keeping that shine away from your face, and keeping your makeup from melting off from this Summer heat, you need to read about these new products from
YSL Beauty which are the
YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer + Blur Perfector

 disclaimer: I received these products for testing purposes through Influenster and if you are interested in joining the Influenster Community and share your own thoughts on products from beauty, makeup, food, home products and more, click HERE!!!

July 31, 2015

BDB Mad About Brows + Brow Buddy Kit Review


How's your brow-game? Need some help shaping and filling them in? Check out this
new product from one of my favorite beauty brands, Billion Dollar Brows,
Mad About Brows
plus a review on their Brow Buddy Kit as well!

July 28, 2015

London Haul: Bourjois Paris Review


 I surely went overboard shopping for beauty products when I went to London. I based the products I bought from the reviews I've read and what the UK Vloggers are loving and using. 
I went shopping thinking these would be products I will not be able to get when I get back to New York, but the good news is I found most of the products on Amazon! To make it easier for you, I have listed them all on 


July 23, 2015

Review on CityColor Glow Pro Blush Palette + Lipsticks


So you can't pick which blush to wear today or which one to bring to your week- or month-long vacation, then why not bring this sleek
Glow-Pro Blush Palette  from CityColor Cosmetics!
And for some lipstick ideas, check out the shades I got from their
Dazzling and City Chic collections!


Just a heads up! This is a picture-heavy post with a short product description plus my own thoughts.
CityColor Cosmetics just launched in 2011 and have been making high quality, very pigmented products at an affordable price. All products are available to purchase online:

July 13, 2015

My Summer Must-Haves


I shouldn't be reminding you to put that sunscreen on even if you are trying to tan or not. You should be applying sunscreen all year round anyways as the UV rays does not take vacations. Sunscreen is a hair-to-toe (yes HAIR!) application that we all need to be part of our everyday- AM routine. 
For this year, here are my must-have beauty products for the Summer.

July 7, 2015

London OOTDs at Mondrian London


I just wanted to share with you the outfits I packed for our London trip and some fashion tips as well. I do love to see what other fashion bloggers wear for their trips as it helps to give me an idea to still keeping it stylish while on a limited luggage space, so I was inspired to share mine and hopefully helps you!

During our stay in London, my husband and I stayed at Mondrian London at Sea Containers which is located in the Southbank area of Central London. The beautiful hotel just opened last year, 2014 and is making a name for itself already with their rooftop bar, Rumpus Room, the only rooftop bar by the River Thames. The hotel is in a great location where you can catch a few buses, the rail and the London Tube. It's just a 15-minute walk to the London Eye, and the Waterloo Station, and 30-minute walk to Westminster.

July 1, 2015

TwinMedix Skincare Products

*sidenote: My apologies for the lack of posts the past weeks. I was on vacation-mode for a week and just want to take it easy this Summer. I do miss blogging and my bloggers! I do have tons to share with you so please subscribe and come connect with me on my Social Medias: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & Snapchat: fivetwobeauty

Now onto today's product review on a skincare brand that I found during The Makeup Show NYC back in May, called
TwinMedix
 I have been using these products since I got it and I do have thoughts for each so be prepared for a long post. You know how I love to share my personal experiences with my product reviews, it may or may not happen to you as we all don't have the same skin situation, so do just keep that in mind.

June 16, 2015

Skinny Teatox

I have never done any detox diet or supplements or juice cleansing ever. I love my green juices and fruit smoothies once in a while but I have never gone on any strict detox diet since I have heard different stories how it weakens you; how it makes you go to the bathroom a lot; how you just eat more after a detox!
I believe in balance, and once I found out what works for me and what makes me happy, I was ready to try a detox program. 
Skinny Teatox
"is a 100% natural detox tea program that promotes good health and weight loss"

June 10, 2015

Athleisure Style with RBX Active

Maybe you have read or heard the term Athleisure somewhere which is a growing trend from celebrities like Beyonce to the streets of New York. 
According to Urban Dictionary, Athleisure is
"An industry term for athletic wear that can be worn away from the gym"
 So how do you stay stylish after a workout to go get errands done?
The RBX Active Digital Camo Legging is one stylish activewear clothing that you can definitely wear outside the gym! 
"The brand delivers the best fitness apparel and accessories ensuring today's busy women can find an exciting look that transitions from the gym to the street." 

June 5, 2015

CityColor BeMatte Products


During IMATS NY back in April, I purchased a few CityColor Cosmetics makeup products. I have never heard of them before until I read +Tanya Lovetere of Leopard Lace and Cheesecake reviews on some of their products which got my makeup curiosity going. Their products were discounted during IMATS as well, I don't think there was anything over $10!  

May 28, 2015

BreakUp With Your Makeup Contest



May 19, 2015

my first Motives products


Motives cosmetics has been all over Social Media, from the inspiring makeup looks on Instagram and Pinterest to fashion beauty magazines, and so I was very excited to try out some of their products and share with you all my thoughts. 

May 11, 2015

My Thoughts on Circa Beauty


This post will be about my thoughts on Circa Beauty by Eva Mendes, exclusively sold at Walgreens stores and Drugstore.com. If you want to read about the products I purchased and what Circa Beauty is about, please read my first post here: Walgreen's: Circa Beauty


May 6, 2015

Walgreen's Exclusive: Circa Beauty

In April 2015 the gorgeous Hollywood celebrity, Eva Mendes launched her very affordable makeup line, 
Circa Beauty
 exclusively with Walgreen's and Drugstore.com. The collection ranges from $7-15! You wouldn't think it's that affordable just by looking at its elegant black and gold Art Deco packaging.
CIRCA products have been designed to work across the lightest and darkest of skin tones, making it the go-to brand for women of all ethnicities.

April 27, 2015

hourglass modernist Infinity eyeshadow palette


I have been drooling over the Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette Collection when it came out earlier this year, so when I got a Sephora gift card to spend I did not hesitate. The only problem was which of the 7 Hourglass Modernist palette to get. After weeks of stalking pictures on the internet, Instagram and Pinterest, swatching each palette at the store I have decided to go neutral. I will be sharing you my thoughts on the
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette in INFINITY

April 22, 2015

The Makeup Show's 10th Year !!!


The Makeup Show is at it's 10th Year! This is a two day event where all fashion and beauty professionals come together with some of the biggest names and best brands in the business. 
Bringing each destination over 75 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. 

April 20, 2015

Fashion Feature: Anjolee - The Art of Jewelry


If you are an online shopaholic like me; loves to get everything from groceries to makeup to accessories to clothes and jewelry online, and the best days are when your packages arrive, then you should check this website out, 
Anjolee: The Art of Jewelry
Customize a diamond ring, earrings, bracelet or necklace all at the comfort of your couch!


April 6, 2015

#NoFilter Selfies!

We all want that flawless no filter needed pictures to post on our social medias. Not only do we need to take care of our skin to keep it looking healthy and glowing but having the right makeup also helps. 
Advanced Mineral Makeup is one of the those makeup products you need to try and I'll tell you why just keep reading!


During New York Fashion Week, I got my makeup done with Advanced Mineral Makeup products and noticed my pictures from that day made my face looked really great! Smooth and flawless like I am seriously, no joke about to post these pictures without any filters!

April 1, 2015

De-Stress Yourself

We all have those days where it was just not going the way it is. This may be at work, while driving or waiting for your train or cooking or even at your shopping hour. So you get home, you just want to forget about this day...How do you destress yourself? A bubble bath perhaps? An online retail therapy? A whole 16" pizza? Or with a Ben&Jerry's and Netflix? 


Here are a few of what I have been using lately to calm not just my hormones but my skin before I break out from stress. So sit down and relax with your favorite box of chocolates or cupcake and let me give you some ideas on how to destress some more!

March 27, 2015

NYFW Fashionably Late Giveaway!!!


I was very fortunate to have attended and to work backstage for some NYFW shows last February, and I just wanted to share you some of the goodies the beautiful chaos of Fashion week had in-store!


March 25, 2015

#MeetEfva Event


Earlier this month, Swedish jewelry designer Efva Attling hosted a very intimate event at her Meatpacking District store in NYC. The guests were treated to take a look at her new collections including Catch a Falling Star and Take No Shit, which is a collection that sends a message of giving strength and gaining courage.
http://www.efvaattling.com/

March 24, 2015

Taking It All Off

What products do you use to take your makeup off? Do you use any at all or you just let your face wash do all the work?
As my beauty blogging journey grows, it has helped me explore the huge beauty world and try out tons of different beauty products including makeup removers.
 As the journey to find the best makeup out there, that includes the best makeup remover as well.
 Shall we take a look...