December 4, 2018

The Makeup Shop NYC (Dec.15-16, 2018)

To all the beauty and makeup lovers in the NYC area, this is your chance to shop some of your favorite brands that are only available to the industry's pro, now OPEN TO THE PUBLIC & back by popular demand...
The Makeup Shop NYC
Keynote with Timothy Hung during The Makeup Show NYC back in May 2018

October 24, 2018

Different Sunglasses, Different Attitude

Shopping for a new pair of sunglasses? Or just in a mood to browse? Why not check out this new site that has an amazing selection from huge designer brands such as Ray-Bans, Gucci, Burberry, Pradas and many more. is one of the largest eyewear e-retailer worldwide!
"SmartBuyGlasses is an interactive and personalized alternative for purchasing prescription lenses, designer eyewear and contact lenses."

June 12, 2018


I thought that by my adult life I would have a vanity like my Mom's, bottles of her favorite scents and her signature perfume. It's this Ylang Ylang scent, I can't remember the exact brand name but it comes in this beautiful white floral bottle, which I sometimes steal and spray myself with. Instead, I have a drawer full of perfume sample vials, bottles gifted that aren't really my scent, and maybe two bottles of perfume that I really like. I thought I would have a signature scent by now, but I have such a hard time sticking to one scent, like with handbags I love to change it up and match my scent to my mood or to the season. I do like muskier scents during the colder months and fresh, citrus scents in the warmer months, and with new perfumes coming out all the time I sure want to try them all!

If you're like me and you like to change it up a lot, and just cannot commit to a huge bottle of perfume that may cost a lot, then you may want to check out

May 31, 2018

Digital Spring Cleaning

 Everybody, who has a social media account has that edited "Online Lifestyle". What we see on our social media feeds is what we want others to see. And it's hard not to feel envious of others "online lifestyle". It's so hard not to feel like sh!t after seeing others vacation posts in Amsterdam or in the Maldives; after seeing such cute outfits and new luxury handbags from our favorite influencers; after seeing what others got for their birthday or what they did. Because when something exciting and awesome happens to us, we share this immediately. 

We've all been sucked into this "swiping black hole", spending a few minutes to hours of browsing through all Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and any other social media apps you have, and end up feeling jealous, feeling angry, uninspired and sad because you wish you're them, then it's time to do some Digital Detoxing my friend, and clean up that feed!

May 22, 2018

Deck of Scarlet | Edition No. 07

When I started blogging there were only a few subscription boxes to choose from, and now, there are too many to count. Not in a bad way at all, yes it can get overwhelming because you may want to try all of them. One is different from the other, and they all have great products in them!
It's all about narrowing it down to what you really want from a subscription. 
On todays post, I will be sharing you one of the beauty subscriptions called, 
Deck Of Scarlet
 and hopefully this helps you with your decision making.

May 15, 2018

Year 14 of The Makeup Show

“The Makeup Show is so much more than just a trade show. It is a place for artists to network, shop, take classes, set new beauty trends in the industry, and for top brands to launch new products to the pro community. With our increase in education this year there was an even stronger sense of community and inspiration for artists. Our goal for the show is to continuously change people’s lives by creating new opportunities and inspiring artists to advance in their careers. I’m very proud of what this show has become and look forward to continuing to achieve these goal in Orlando, Chicago, and Los Angeles.” 
Shelly TaggarOwner of The Makeup Show

May 8, 2018

Maybelline Lemonade Craze

This palette screams Summer to me. It has the colors of the sunset and that fruity summer cocktail drink I forgot what it's called. The
Maybelline Lemonade Craze
is a gorgeous palette but there were too many things here that did not work out for me.

March 30, 2018

Shop Smarter, Not Harder

I didn't major in Finance nor am an expert at saving money. I'm bad at couponing but I'm okay in math. I get so excited when I see savings on my receipt, and see cash back on my Ebates. I'm always about finding the best bang for my buck, who doesn't?!
I also want what's best for my buck. If I'm about to spend some money, I want to make sure that these products are top quality without breaking the bank. I love, love, love to shop and as I get older, I surely have become smarter where to bet my money on.
I hope these shopping tips I'm about to share with you, which you may or may not do already, is helpful and informative enough so you can also shop smarter.

March 20, 2018

Mini Bag Must-Haves

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

I recently have downsized to a smaller purse. Carrying a smaller handbag also meant downsizing the stuff I bring with me. This was a huge change for me since I usually just throw everything that I think I'll need throughout the day in my purse. But having limited space, makes me think twice, and be more strategic of what I bring so I can use up every inch of space in that small bag.

So keep reading if you'd like to know what are my
Mini Bag Must-Haves

March 14, 2018


A few weeks ago I attended POPSUGAR's preview event for their own beauty line called
You can check out my Instagram (@fivetwobeauty_) under "EVENTS" in the highlights for more pics and videos from the preview event.
What's more important though is 
the collection is available now at all ULTA stores and online ! ! !
"B E A U T Y by POPSUGAR makes your outer glow just as bright as your inner one."

February 20, 2018

Herpecin Lip Protectant is not just for Cold Sores

*This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own*

I don't really get cold sores but I do get chapped lips all year long. Hence, I never leave the house without a lip balm in my purse. I never go to bed without drenching my lips on lip balm. I always apply a lip balm before and after wearing a lipstick. After I shower, brush my teeth, after a meal, etc. I am pretty picky with my lip balms too, and I'm so glad to have been introduced to this very affordable lip balm that my lips and wallet are totally loving!
isn't just for those who suffer from cold sores, keep reading to learn more about this magical li'l tube!

February 6, 2018

M•A•C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour Metallics

I wore each and every color, tested them throughout my day eating, drinking and even working out. Through sweat and greasy food and coffee cups, now I'm ready to share you my thoughts on these
M•A•C Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour METALLICS

January 31, 2018

Personal Post: What's up with INSTAGRAM ?!?

One of the things I love about blogging is that I work on my own time. I don't have a schedule, I go on my own pace and sometimes there are no deadlines in regards to blog posts. A lot of bloggers I follow are great with being on schedule, always have a post up every week, updating their social medias all the time...not me. My dogs do keep me in a routine at home but when it comes to blogging, I don't sit in front of my computer to write a post unless I am in a zone and have an idea of what I want to write.
On that note, I wanted to mention even though I am not posting here, I am sharing mini-reviews on my Instagram: @fivetwobeauty_

January 18, 2018

Slowly but surely getting results with PMD Beauty

This post has been sponsored by the PRIMP Network. All opinions are my own.

Investing on really good skincare tools can get expensive, but it is an investment as in-time it will give you great looking skin!

Keep reading to see if the
PMD Personal Microderm is meant for you.

January 12, 2018

I Am Awesome, Unique, Strong, Perfect... with RealHer Cosmetics

I've been very distracted (and lazy) lately and have neglected my blog. Now I got the holiday-mode out of my system, I do feel refreshed now. I don't have big plans or goals for this year, I actually want to take it easy... Well more of like -- see how it goes instead of pressuring myself to get more likes and readers by end of the month or year OR get as many paid posts which can get overwhelming since those come with due dates.

On that note, let's begin with today's post which is a makeup review on a brand that I'm really excited to share with you! Most of you may have seen it already all over my Instagram, and know that I love what this brand stands for. Keep reading to see what I think of 
RealHer cosmetics