Aug 31, 2015

Bronze Glow Makeup Look

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Well hello there, my makeup-loving friends!

I'm so excited to share this makeup look with all of you today. For one, I got to play around with more products from Mary Kay® (who is the official beauty sponsor of Project Runway), and second, the look I created is absolutely perfect for summer!

Mary Kay® Global Makeup Artist, Luis Casco, created two fabulous looks that were featured on Project Runway: the Sculpted Look (all about brows and lips) and Bronze Glow (all about eyes and cheeks). I got the chance to pick which look I wanted to try, and I immediately went for the Bronze Glow look!

I chose Bronze Glow because it's effortless, perfect for hot summer days and easy for a mama of two. Who doesn't love a nice summer glow, right?

The Sculpted Look is absolutely gorgeous--it's all about the brows and lips and is perfect for a night out on the town! You can check out more inspiration and videos on the Mary Kay® Project Runway page

These are the Mary Kay® products I used to create my Bronze Glow look:

1. Mary Kay Powder Brush

2. Mary Kay Bronzing Powder-Light/Medium

3. Mary Kay Mineral Cheek Color Duo- Spiced Poppy

4. Mary Kay Cheek Brush

5. Mary Kay Eye Color Brush

6. Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color- Amber Glaze

7. Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color- Gold Coast

8. Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color Precious Pink

9. Mary Kay Gel Eyeliner- Jet Black

10. Mary Kay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara- Black

11. Mary Kay NouriShine Plus Lip Gloss- Beach Bronze

Here is my version of the Bronze Glow makeup look:

Creating this effortless bronze glow look was so easy! The fact that it was super quick is a HUGE bonus!

Here's what I did to go from pale faced to bronzed "I just got back from vacation" face:


1. I took the Powder Brush and Bronzing Powder and buffed it in to the areas of my face the sun would naturally hit: cheeks, forehead, bridge of nose and chin. I was very liberal with the amount I applied and quickly realized you cannot overdo it with this bronzer, which is great! It also has this slight sheen to it that creates the most beautiful sun kissed look.

2. I applied the Mineral Cheek Duo in Spiced Poppy (whoa look at that color!) very lightly with the Cheek Brush, using very minimal product and a patting motion. I always pat on my blush instead of swipe; I find it creates a more natural look and you avoid having such a harsh blush line. I applied this blush to only the apples of my cheeks. Can I just say this blush color is my new summer fave!

This blush duo comes with a highlighter that I gently dabbed to the bridge of my nose and top of cheekbones for an even added sun kissed glow.


1. Using the Eye Color Brush, I applied Amber Glaze to my lids and crease, Precious Pink to my crease blending it in with Amber Glaze, and Gold coast as a highlight on the brow bone and tear duct.

I also applied Amber Glaze to the bottom lash line to lend the bronze glow look all around the eyes.

2. I finished off my eye look with a very thin line of Jet Black Gel Eyeliner on the top lash line and two coats of Lash Love Lengthening Mascara. I love how this mascara lengthens my eyelashes without making them look bulky or feel heavy.


I applied the NouriShine Lip Gloss in Beach Bronze to complete my Bronze Glow look!

This lip gloss has a gorgeous shimmer that catches the light just perfectly! My lips will definitely be rocking this lip gloss all summer!

I had so much fun playing with these Mary Kay® makeup products and creating my rendition of the Bronze Glow makeup look! 

For more videos, ideas, and product information, feel free to visit the Mary Kay® website, follow them on Facebook, and watch their videos on YouTube!

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Jul 14, 2015

Modern Rustic Nursery Reveal

Hello friends!!

I am beyond excited to finally be sharing the reveal of our little man's Modern Rustic Nursery. My due date is in 9 days and it's nice to know everything is finally ready for his arrival!

It's been fun sharing all the DIY's that went into the making of this nursery and I will be linking to them throughout the post in case anyone missed them.

Many of you may remember that I didn't have a very clear direction of where I was taking this space in the beginning. I had plenty of inspiration but I'm not the kind of gal that plans every detail and puts together a mood board. Going with the flow just seems to work better for me and it hasn't failed me thus far so I'm sticking with it!

I loved the challenge of designing this space! For one, it's small so I had to get creative in making some pieces multi functional. Second, there is only one wall where the crib could go so I had to work everything else around the crib.

But it worked out in the end!! Yay!! Take that small room!

Without further ado, let's get to the fun part.....all the pictures! And pictures there were warned!

Jun 23, 2015

Capturing Memories with SOUFEEL

Disclosure: SOUFEEL provided me with a product for this review but as always all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Hello there friends!

Do you all like charm bracelets? I actually like to call them "memories bracelets" since they're such a unique way to capture your life's memories and passions in a bracelet strand.

When SOUFEEL contacted me about trying their products I was instantly gawking through their website ooohing and aahing. They have so many cute charms, bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings!

Of course I said yes!

After looking through all their fabulous jewelry I decided to go with this Fervent Heart Charm Bracelet that includes not only the bracelet strand but three starter charms. I then added the Random Stripe Charm, the Red Travel Suitcase Charm (my favorite!) and the Layers of Petals Charm.

Jun 12, 2015

DIY No Sew Adjustable Crib Skirt {No more bunching up when mattress is lowered!}

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I love crib skirts; They're such a fun way to complete a crib's style. Bumpers I'm not such a fan of but crib skirt are a must, at least in my book! 

What I don't like is the bunching up that happens with store bought crib skirts when you lower the mattress as the baby gets older.

I had this problem with my daughter's crib skirt and it just ended up looking sloppy which is not cute at all!

The solution: this DIY NO SEW ADJUSTABLE CRIB SKIRT that is easy to make!

Reasons why this no sew crib skirt and I are bff's:

- It's NO SEW! I have no desire to learn to sew as of late so this is perfect for me! The lazier easier, the better.

- It's ADJUSTABLE which means the sloppy, wrinkly, droopy crib skirt look will not be happening in this little man's nursery. Hallelujah!

- I  got to CUSTOMIZE it to the exact pattern and colors I wanted and didn't have to settle for what was available in the stores. You can even add trims and embellishments for extra detail. Just call yourself a crib skirt designer, baby!

Jun 5, 2015

DIY Rustic Book Ledges {another nursery project crossed off the list!}

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Happy Friday friends!

I really hope you guys aren't getting tired of all the nursery projects I've been sharing around here lately but right now that's pretty much ALL that has been going down in the Galindo household. Our baby boy, Ethan, is due to be here in 7 weeks so focusing on the nursery to do list is a must!

At least I got to give our sofa table a chalky makeover.

If you're not interested in any nursery related projects and would rather see home diy or home decor projects, you're welcomed to visit my Project Gallery page where you will find many home ideas.

But.....if you're still with me on the whole "Project Nursery" theme that has taken over this blog of mine (and Instagram feed) then you're going to love these DIY RUSTIC BOOK LEDGES that we made out of these Anna White plans!

Here's why I'm swooning over these ledges:

They're easy to make, they're aesthetically pleasing AND my absolute favorite, they take up no floor space whatsoever which is such a huge deal when the room you're working with is very small!

Jun 1, 2015

My Current Favorite Beauty Products

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Hello friends!

I thought it would be nice to take a little break from sharing home and nursery projects and instead quickly share some of my current favorite beauty products.

These are the beauty products that I've been loving, finding myself reaching for more than usual and would recommend to any friend.

My friend Lisa from Texas Decor shares posts like these every so often and they just seem like so much fun! No tutorial, no step by step instructions and no materials list. Just a simple girl to girl gab on beauty.

Very refreshing, right?

I'll start everything off with these Suave hair products that were sent to me a while back. I've always enjoyed Suave hair products and I look forward to every new line they come out with. This line is called Luxe Style and I've tried the hairsprays, mousses, creams, curling gel and blow dry spray (for volume).

I've really enjoyed alternating between products depending on my hairstyle for the day. None of these hair products leave a yucky residue on my hair, they make my hair easy to manage throughout the day and they are easy to wash off. Not to mention they smell sooooo good!

May 29, 2015

Sofa Table Makeover Using DIY Chalk Paint

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Hey there peeps!

If you follow me on Instagram then you already know how this Sofa Table Makeover came about.

My problem was that it blended in way too much with our couch and I needed to find a way to make it stand out.....and what easier way to achieve that than with my all time favorite DIY Chalk Paint!

I asked on Instagram what color you all thought would rock this table, a light grey or a cream and the votes were sorta tied. 

May 21, 2015

Modern Rustic Crib Mobile

Well hello there friends!

Our little boy's nursery is coming along great and we're almost finished with it! It feels SO good to say that, let me tell ya! I give props to the pregnant women in their 8th-9th month preparing a nursery but that is not for me. I like to have everything done at least a month before the baby's due date so I can have time to just breathe. Anyone else feel the same way?

The latest project to get crossed of our nursery to do list is this MODERN RUSTIC CRIB MOBILE I made after being inspired by a twig I found in my craft stash. 

What was a twig doing in my craft stash? Don't ask. The important thing here is the twig found its purpose. 

You're welcome twig.