CLINIQUE rinse-off foaming cleanser
10/31/2014

CLINIQUE rinse-off foaming cleanser

Cleansing is my Heart and you may are bored of my posts about it over and over. But I want to say you take it personal. Believe me! I know that it is rare! That a person, especially a stranger tells you take is personally! How rude! So frankly for the beginning! Not sexy!
You know what? when you have no smooth clean surface you won't be able to have a sexy makeup on for your first date! You see?! I am your friend and just would like to inform you.

CLINIQUE rins-off foaming cleanser mouse by www.tobelikealady.com

Oily Skin? Acne prone? Perfect! This would be a nice one. It lasts for ages more than the money you have paid for. It is almost two months I have that and tonight I noticed I am half through. The only complain is that I need a deep moisturizer afterward! This is the only issue I have with. It is CLINIQUE Rinse-off foaming cleanser Mousse Hydro-demaquillante. It is 150 ml, 5 FL.OZ.LIQ.

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Chiffon Top and Golden print Skirt
10/29/2014

Chiffon Top and Golden print Skirt


The Look that you see is from Spring/ Summer 2014 collection by Perinola. Let me tell you a bit about the beautiful points of the pieces I have put together. A see through chiffon top has some details which add an edgy accent to it. The basic developed inspiration on the current Perinola collection is The Pompones. In other word, the Main Dress of this collection that is so versatile has been powered by this smart decoration called "Pom pones" That I will write about it in the future post. 

The "Pompones bands" are on the chest on this top . I did get the advantage of it as a Body Jewelry. The same color of bands helped with creating a complex visionary beauty. Actually a wide waist of the skirt is an effective part of it. Gold color is one of those that goes with all skin colors and says the glamour story about the look. The result of the combined pieces is an absolute effortless view of the Body. 



Perinola clothing brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

Perinola clothing brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

Perinola clothing brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

Perinola clothing brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

Perinola clothing brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

Perinola clothing brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

Top and Skirt from Perinola Spring/ Summer Collection 2014
Photography, Styling, Makeup and Hair by www.tobelikealady.com
Model: Shantal Kleiner

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Sexy Sunday Brand Review!
10/26/2014

Sexy Sunday Brand Review!

Sunday means most comfortable clothes! But Sexy either. How you can make a simple top as sexy as possible. We want more, a touch of feminine. Having so much signs of elegance in your outfit. In result, you see if there is an outfit with all the said standards, it will empower you and your life, your confidence about how you look. I know, I know everything starts from inside, nevertheless who can deny the power of clothes!

Perinola brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

You might be surprised with Spring/ Summer collection in the beginning of Fall. In tropical climate your airy cool cotton pieces are always in. It never gets cold here to not be able to wear such these kind of collections.
Perinola Brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

I have to mention another important issue about the Interviews and Brand reviews post that non of these are sponsored or paid post.

Perinola Brand Review by www.tobelikealady.com


Perinola Brand review by www.tobelikealady.com

Perinola Brand Review by www.tobelikealady.com

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POND'S and VICHY
10/25/2014

POND'S and VICHY

POND'S Clatant B3 Cleansing Foam by www.tobelikealady.com

It is not a new story and no surprise that I heart cleansing! and I appreciate the well performance of any material which cleanse dirt and pores! But if you want to know how I do feel after purchasing a disappointing product you need to read this post.

A day that any other drugstore cleanser was not available at the Market here in Caracas (Which is totally normal) I had no choice! So I picked the POND'S! In way back to home I was convincing myself that it would be a normal cleanser. Nothing bad! Calm Down! It doesn't irritate your skin. There are a huge advertisement about this brand every where. Despite all of my positive imaginations I had gone totally wrong. It was not what I need. I can literally say that it doesn't do any thing and leaves your skin as dry as a collar of a gentleman's shirt! My skin has some super oily areas, even those regions couldn't stay safe! I can describe it as a body soap which has been melted and then packed into a girly pink package. Unfortunately, I couldn't find this product on the POND'S website.

Second Sad Story, is all about a trusted brand "VICHY" that went wrong. Or maybe in my case didn't work. Because it is supposed to be so gentle! And again the same issue. It doesn't cleanse the surface properly. The texture is like a silk foam, so lovely. It smells as a spa salon. However not my type to be a my boy. I have to mention that I've had very good experiences with VICHY as you can see on several posts, The body sunscreen I have it here in my Late summer Beach essential, Another recent post about my daily cleansing routine and eye makeup remover .
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She Wears PERINOLA
10/24/2014

She Wears PERINOLA


Helena Gil

I really like to write an intro for the interview but it is truly detailed. Her brand is called Perinola! The boutique is actually a very beautiful cozy house with an amazing garden. She says:  My name is Helena Gil, I was born the 24th February 1989 in Caracas, Venezuela. I studied in the Merici Academy, afterwards I went to Paris for 6 months to study French Civilization, and I came back to Caracas to study Liberal Arts in La Universidad Metropolitana. During my education I participated in the Model United Nations, in the college newspaper as a writer, and in other extracurricular activities. I have more questions and she is going to answer them:

What made you to start the Perinolahg boutique?
 I always say that my mother had to do a lot with my creativity. I started designing my cloth when I was 15, and continued doing that till I was 19 when I met one of the woman who works with me currently making the cloth. When I met her, I realized I can convert my hobby into a career.  So I started to create my own brand called Perinola. Perinola, refers to a traditional game. Our philosophy is to be authentic, play with your clothes, express yourself and be free.

Interview with Perinolahg Brand by www.tobelikealady.com

 Who does choose the patterns?
 I do all the selecting stuff, and designing.  I have another friend who helps me with the sales, and another one who works exclusively with the sales in the other stores.

Tell us about the producing process?
 I work with a group of seamstresses who sew at their homes or at their own workshops.


Interview with Perinolahg Brand by www.tobelikealady.com


 What kind of equipment do you need?
I buy the Tie Dye Fabrics that we create our own and unique patterns. The artist who makes it for us is a specialist in Batik and Tie Dye technique with almost 40 years of experience. For all the process we need swing machines, irons, cutting tables, needles, etc.

Why do you think it is necessary to start your business in this age?
Right now we are dealing with one of the biggest crisis in Venezuela. Every day it gets more difficult to import, so anything which is made in Venezuela is more profitable. The challenge is to keep going, in such difficult country, where everything you want to accomplish is harder than anywhere else.

Which brand, you are inspired by?
 I’m inspired by EPK, a Venezuelan chain store has kids clothing line. They produce a “high” quality, nice designed products with an affordable price.

Your favorite brands? Besides Perinola, underground, unknown brands. For example, I have this vintage, lace, nude dress I bought in a flea market, which I love.

 Who is the most inspiring designer to you? CarolinaHerrera, because she knows how to keep her own and personal touch but she updates and renew her brand constantly.

 Where do you see the Venezuelan Fashion industry in the future? It is difficult to say that right now, most of our talents immigrate to other countries, seeking for better opportunities and quality of life. But if we present our performance in the international fashion industry we will accomplish a lot. For instance, CarolinaHerrera, Ángel Sanchez. So I wish, in the future, we could have the talented designers here in Venezuela developing  their own land.

What are your future plans to expand your brand?
My future plans for Perinola is to have a representation in all states of the Venezuela and continue expanding the brand throughout the other countries. Right now we sell in Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama, Miami and Venezuela.

Interview with Perinolahg Brand by www.tobelikealady.com

What do you do in a daily routine?
 I do everything, the secret is to stay focused and organized. I design, I monitor the production, make sure it’s on time and well done, the PerinolaLovers come to the boutique, we call our clients,  doing the accounting and financial controls. I organize fashion the events, I do all the marketing and the publicity of the brand...

Which pieces are your favorites from the current collection? The Vestido de Pompones, because is multifaceted, and highlights the best part of your body, and the Tie Dye robe, because it is unique fresh, Boho and super original.
Interview with Perinolahg Brand by www.tobelikealady.com
The Dress is named "Vestido de Pompones"
You can follow her latest collection on INSTAGRAM as: Perinolahg
Interview, Photography, Styling, Makeup and Hair by www.tobelikealady.com
Model: Shantal Kleiner (On Instagram: Shantalina)



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How to cover Blue and Purple under eyes?
10/06/2014

How to cover Blue and Purple under eyes?



Dark circle. Dark area around the eyes. An important meeting or event. Even by the Estee Lauder Double wear Foundation I can see them and effect whole my makeup. Obviously, I have tried so many of the high lighters and concealers. But this concealer is not like any other one. Thick, Bendable! It is LANCOME Efacernes Longue Tenue. It also says on the bottle: Long Lasting, Softening Concealer and contains sun protection factor 12; Not bad for a concealer. I tried that several days to see if lasts a long time; It does perfectly. No more attempt I need. I am completely confident about my under eye area by this product. It is a nice proper primer for lids to make them ready for eye shadows as well.

Tips for Purple and Blue under eye:
Listen, the most important tip to cover the blue and purple under eye circles, is to apply a creamy concealer with the orange undertone!  Because in the colors range, these are opposite colors and can cover each other. It works properly and beautiful. In this case, I chose almost the dark beige because has more orange pigments in it; If makes sense. Mine is in number 03!



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If I am a Long day Out
10/03/2014

If I am a Long day Out

If+ I+ am+ a+ Long+ Day+ out+ by+ www.tobelikealady.com

What is inside your beauty bag for a long day out? Everyone has own especial pieces based on what you face most. Oily areas need a powerful controller. Mine is Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-place powder in color 2W1. It's been one of my birthday presents this year. It came with nice mirror which comes so handy to check any mess during the day.

Tissue! You never know when and in the middle which situation you may need tissue! Tearful moments, coffee drops on your outfit, sneezing and next million possibilities. Always, have a pocket size of them.

Antibacterial gel. I talked enough about this Spray here.

A clean sponge! For ever is the absolute favorite applicator for the concealer I will say next.

Maybeline Fit Me concealer! The lovely on budget friendly. The equal version of NARS Radiant creamy concealer one with the almost the same packaging. Few spots of the product will definitely take your dark tired face of a long day of running eye makeup drops down and dehydration to the next level. Level of looking healthy and fresh.

Rimmel London- Lasting Finish by Kate. No 17 I never take the risk of bold lips when have no time for lip liner repairing and drawing. So the most safe way is to carry on a sheer lipstick to polish everything, lead the all attentions to your eyes not the bottom part of your face.

The Final Part: Choose a Fun Makeup bag/Pencil case!!!!




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Dream scent for Cold days
10/02/2014

Dream scent for Cold days




I have never been into the Cold and Hot days perfumes. What smells nice to me would probably work for me. Beside, discovering new scent is my fun. My duty to be done. My necessity to be able to continue my life. It is not weird at all to me and my husband. We both have the same illness and never going through the medical tests or any solution. The solution is feeding the taste, the need.



This brand, This beauty, This luxurious piece of a whole year of my life is Standhal. The bottle is 125 ML or 4.2 Fl.OZ! Yeah, it is a massive amount of perfume. It is hardly found in the market an EAU DE PERFUME with 125 ML amount.


Another crucial point about this perfume, is that It is Pour Homme! I never wear the manly perfume. In my opinion it is ridiculous to give up millions of feminine sexy relaxing scent and choose the harsh man like instead. However, this one is one of those I believe is unisex. It is deeply sexy, soft, beautiful and mentally increases the inside joy and hope. It makes me warm! I am ready to run after wearing this perfume. The simple sophisticated packaging is satisfying enough to keep the empty bottle for days and days; What I usually hate to do! I couldn't find any link of the same perfume thus I think it would be discontinued.
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Fall lips on the Budget
10/01/2014

Fall lips on the Budget


All darkness and redness you need for Fall can be chosen from these color shades. A little bit brighter or darker. Lipstick is another beauty product that you would discover a big amount of them on budget. I have created perfect glamorous look based on these lip colors 

Fall Lips on the Budget by www.tobelikealady.com

Fall Lips on the Budget by www.tobelikealady.com


From the orange undertone up to the dark berry; a sneak pick of nude brownish effect; These are more wearable fashionable lipsticks for Fall and Winter. But it doesn't mean that you can't have enough fun with colors and bright pinks, coral and sheer nude. Basically, makeup is a way to lift the mood, so whenever you feel that you need; Just commit that.

Fall Lips on the Budget by www.tobelikealady.com

 All are from the top based on the photo below:

1. Rimmel London- Lasting finish lipstick-Paradise 050

2. Rimmel London-  Lasting finish lipstick Metallic-Shimmer 046

3. Rimmel London- Moisture Renew- Burgundy Luster 540

4. Rimmel London- Lasting finish Lipstick- Alarm 170

5. L'real Color Riche- Red Passion 297

6. Rimmel London- Lasting Finish by Kate Lipstick 12

Fall Lips on the Budget by www.tobelikealady.com



Fall Lips on the Budget by www.tobelikealady.com

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