Monday, December 16, 2013

Rock Your Hair

Hey loves!

Today I'm sharing with you guys a new haircare and styling line I've been using lately. The brand is Rock Your Hair by Michael O'Rourke

I immediately loved how the products were centered around BIG hair! I loveeee big voluminous hair and if something promises me big hair I'm certainly all for it!

The Big Hair Rocks Shampoo and Conditioner smell amazing!!!! Of course that's the very first thing I check for. They are also paraben and sulfate free and do not dry your hair or fade color! It does add some volume to your hair, but if you have super long hair like I do it won't be anything sky high since the weight of your hair will pull down the volume. Overall it gives a great clean hair feeling and the conditioner is super moisturizing.

These next guys help a lot with the volume factor. The size matters Big Volume Root Lift and Get a Lift Volumizing Spray work in a similar manner. Both are sprays that add shine and are anti-frizz plus they give you a big volume boost. I spray it in and then work it into my roots with my fingers. The Rock Your Hair Bombshell Big Hair Powder is probably my favorite product in the line. It applies like a powder but dries clear and adds mega volume, almost like a gel pushing the hair up from the root. It also adds texture and shine.

The last two products I have to show you guys are styling essentials for me. The Spray it Hard Big Volume Hairspray is an excellent long holding hair spray that doesn't leave your hair stiff or sticky at all, which is a huge plus! Great hold and your guy can still run his fingers through your hair.
The Rock your Hair Leave-In Conditioner and Weightless Detangler is absolutely amazing. I can not pass a comb through my hair without using a detangler first and I have to admit this one has replaced my old detangler - which I had been using for years. It's super light weight and NO greasy feeling or greasy look on your hair which is one thing I check for immediately.

If you guys have tried out any products from this line let me know what you thought of it! Also check out my recent Voluminous Holiday Curls Video using my Nume Titan 3 set and these products. Thanks for stopping by today, love you <3

xoxo, Rocio Laura

Friday, November 22, 2013

City Color Beauty: Super Pigmentation for Super Affordable Prices

Happy Friday Beauties!!!!!

I hope you guys are excited and ready for the weekend!! I figured, what better way to start my own weekend than with a blog post. It's seriously so relaxing for me to sit down at my vanity and talk, I mean type, to you guys for a little while. You're all my therapists and you just don't know it haha.

Here are the goodies that I received recently from the company City Colors. I'm including prices, product names, and swatches so you guys can have all the 411. Also, don't forget to check out my makeup tutorial video at the end. I did a vampy fall makeup look in collaboration with another amazing YouTuber that I watch and love (check out her look as well, it's super pretty). In my video I used mainly City Color products so you guys could see it all in action. The products are super duper incredibly pigmented. I was actually blown away. The pigmentation was a lot bolder and purer than some Mac shadows I currently own! And the price point- phenomenal!

Check out their website - 
ALSO! Great News: I was able to secure a coupon code for you guys! It's good for 15% off your purchase!! The code is: 13RL1B15 and the code is valid until December 31, 2014.

Enjoy the pics and vid my loves!


Here's an overview of all the goodies!

Shadow Primer: Nude $2.99
White Gold Shadow & Highlight Mousse: White/Gold $2.99
Auto Lip Pencil: Cranberry $1.99

Singletone Eye Shadow: Royal Purple $1.99

Matte Lipstick: Latte, Soft Pink $1.99 each
Dual Lip Wand: Magenta $2.99
Auto Lip Pencil: Cranberry $1.99

Multi-Shade Eye Shadow: Blues & Purples $3.99

Vivacious Eye Shadow Compact: Blues & Purples $3.99

Mineral Blush Powder: Cloud Nine $2.99

Rosy Cheeks Blush: antique Rose $2.99
Be Matte Blush: Blackberry $2.99

Sunkissed Trio: Tan $5.99

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Embellishing Oxblood OOTD

Hey Beauties!!

Happy November!!!!! Okay, so I know it's beeeeen November for a week already, but boy am I happy about that. October was a super packed month for me. Halloween tutorials basically took over my life and my YouTube channel. Filming on location and editing all those special effects was super time consuming. I had so much fun but I'm also very happy to be back to normal and able to share regular content with you guys once again!

Here's a quick OOTD post from last month. I attended my sons little cousins 2nd birthday party this day. I wanted something glitz and glamy as well as comfortable. I went for a loose fitting button up from Express, tucked into a cute Forever 21 mini skirt that is full of beading for a visually interesting effect. The cinched waist of the skirt allowed me to still show my figure and not get lost in the loose top.

I paired the look with oxblood tights and a pair of JustFab heels. Keeping the tights and shoes in the same color gave me a mile-long appearance. At 5'2" I need all the illusion of height I can get. My LV speedy bag and burberry scarf finished off the look.

Hope you like the pictures!!! 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Snow Queen DIY Crown

Eeeekkkk! This post is extremely late! I had hoped to get it up in conjunction with my snow queen makeup tutorial... but then... life happened. It's too late for Halloween but maybe next year, or for a different event, this will come in handy.

Anyway, I hope you still enjoy this fun DIY and let some of these techniques inspire you to add your own twists to future projects. xoxo

What I used: (pretty much everything was from Michael's unless otherwise stated)
Glue Gun, Bendable Jewelry Wire, A work mat (from Joann's), Sticks and Twigs (from my back yard)

Snowflakes, Beads, Decorative Pipe Cleaners

Start by creating a loop on one side of your wire. Size the wire to your head in the shape of a head band and create a second loop at the other end. (These loops will help us secure the headband on with bobby pins later). DO NOT cut the wire yet! 

Wrap the wire back and forth about 3 times to add some thickness. Cut the end and use pliers to fold and tuck the wire edges so that they don't poke into your head. Ouch!

BEgin to add your twigs and sticks in between the layers of wire. I used a hot glue gun to further secure them in there. Try to look for twigs that have a shape to them, not just straight ones.

On a work surface I glued down some "icicles" and let them dry. They're pretty easy to peel off once they are dried. Add these into your crown as well in the same way we added the sticks. For more dimension add some in front, in between, and behind the wire. This will make it look more 3D and also more realistic.

With the glue gun I placed a layer of glue completely around the wire. This will further help to stick everything into place, seal up any edges so you're not poked, and also give it an overall icy look.

Then I wanted some extra sparkle so I decided to wrap decorative pipe cleaners all the way around the base of my crown.

Next, with some stringed beads I added more decoration. This was a little time consuming because I had to hot glue each bead to the other and create my stack (since they were loose once I took the string off). I then glued the stacks around the crown.

What Snow/Ice Queen is complete without snowflakes??

Finally with some white paint I painted all the high points of the crown, where snow would normally land and stick, to give it an authentic winter wonderland look.

For a better look at the crown be sure to check out my makeup tutorial video below:

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Walk On The Wild Side

Hey Beauties!!!

Happy October!!!! Me mom and I have a tradition where every month, on the 1st day of the new month, the first thing we say when we wake up is "rabbit rabbit". We've been doing it for as long as I remember and I have no idea where she originally learned it from. She taught me that it would bring you good luck throughout your whole month so I still do it to this day. I've been teaching Noel to say it also. So, to all of you beautiful people: "rabbit, rabbit!" I wish you all an amazing month and maybe you can start the tradition in your own homes!

Here is a quick little outfit of the day from last weekend. It was a relaxed day. Noel, JR and I went to iHop for breakfast. Then Noel and I spent the rest of the day in Target and at the mall.

Here is what I wore: bodysuit - Forever 21, sweater - Charlotte Russe, Jeans - PacSun, Boots - JustFab, Hair - my Everyday Glam Curls using my NuMe Titan 3 wand set (tutorial video coming Friday!)

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!!! I'm also GIVING AWAY a pair of the same JustFab boots shown in these pics!!!! The Giveaway Video will be live tomorrow!!! Check my YouTube channel or this blog page tomorrow for more details and the video with all the rules to enter. There will also be 10 MORE prize sets that you can win!!!

Finally, I'm leaving you with my latest fashion video. It's a different style than any you've seen from me before but I hope you enjoy it. My style is very versatile and I like to show you guys all aspects of me.

Love you!!!

Rocio Laura


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