Thursday, July 24, 2014

DRY SHAMPOO - New York Streets

We’ve all been there before: Slept through the alarm, quickly spritzed hair with dry shampoo in lieu of a shower, only to discover it doesn’t work! That’s where Dry Shampoo by New York Streets comes in — It’s the beauty world’s newest and best-kept secret, especially this summer while traveling or jetting off for a weekend getaway. This is a summer must-have!

This is my mid-summer night’s dream - Dry Shampoo by New York Streets

Designed to bring life back into oily hair, for the girl on the go. Inspired by busy, trendsetters, this product is essential for a clean, odor-free, voluminous look. 

Throw it in your gym bag for a post-workout pick-me-up or add to your roots for a burst of volume, this multi-functional Dry Shampoo will do wonders for your hair.
Suitable for all hair colors (no white residue, brunettes!), this product is a beauty closet staple.

Dry Shampoo is available at and retails for $17

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


If you follow me on social media, you know that I've been at Disney World with my family this past week!  I just arrived and wanted to share with you that SHOPBOP (one of my favorite online stores) is having a major sale and it ends today!  Sorry for the short notice but you have all day to shop shop SHOP!  You can take an additional 25% off already reduced sale merchandise simply by entering 25EXTRA at checkout so take advantage!!  I'm loving this bag and this one too i mean... hello, Rebecca Minkoff!  OK, I'm off to shop now and you do the same!  But... you have to let me know what you get! Promise??  xoxo, Carla

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blurred Lines... Best Line and Pore Erasers!

Blurred Lines... Best Line and Pore Erasers!
I'm so intrigued by products that literally erase fine lines and pores!  I mean seriously!  That's just so amazing to me!  My first experience of such a nature happened when i tried Benefit's POREfessional! Wow!  This is just one of those products that you have to try for yourself to believe!  Apply a dab of this beauty on your face and boom... pores are gone

I recently tried and loved Mally Beauty Evercolor Poreless Face Defender.  It's such an innovative product. The product itself can best be described as a solid gel in a compact.  Swipe the sponge applicator on the product, dab on your face and watch as it instantly blurs your skin.  It's insane!

IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Pores Silk HD Anti-Aging Micro-Powder is soooo amazing!  Dab a little of this beauty on the brush and apply to your face in circular motions. It instantly erases pores and fine lines. This product in so effective and a little goes a long way!  Oh and if you're looking for the bronzer version of this, check it out here!

I sampled Hourglass's Veil Mineral Primer last year during the Makeup Date that i hosted for Bloomingdales.  The second i swatched it, i knew i had to purchase it!  Yes, it's a bit pricey but it smooths out your skin like no other.  Seriously, if you are able to swatch this, you must!  You will see for yourself exactly what i am talking about.  This makes your skin luminous and silky smooth while prepping it for your makeup application!  It's perfection... seriously!

So let's chat! What are your go-to products to blur out fine lines and pores?! 

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Armour V - Brigitte

I've been a fan of Armour lip glosses for over a year now.  These beauties pack on the the color and the hues are simply glorious!  When i first learned about Armour's new Vegan lippie i knew i had to try it! Brigitte is the prettiest peachy pink pearl shimmer.  This beauty will appeal to just about every skin tone as it's soft and neutral yet so feminine and beautiful.  This gloss was inspired by the gorgeous icon Brigitte Bardot for her beauty and animal rights activism.  Don't you just love that?  This gloss has major stay power!  It's rich in natural oil and butters to moisturize and protect lips.  It is also vegan, paraben free, gluten free and completely cruelty free.  This naturally based, long wearing, Rock N' Roll lip gloss is vanilla/grapefruit scented making it a pleasure to wear!  Personally I'm obsessed with this beauty!  Check it out!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

*press sample - all opinions are mine based on my experience with this product.  See full disclosure for more information.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

In My Makeup Bag

In My Makeup Bag
As a beauty blogger, i often get asked what's in my makeup bag.  While my bag always ends up way more packed than necessary, i thought I'd highlight a few of my favorite makeup bag essentials.  My picks are simple but have saved me on many occasions!  So lets dig in!

First, I'm obsessed with MAC's lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous from their Retro Mattes collection. This rich matte fuchsia is essentially my signature color.  I can keep my makeup simple but the second i put this baby on my lips... it's on!

IT Cosmetics Vitality Face Disc is so versatile and perfect for my makeup bag!  I can quickly touch up any time of the day.  This palette is not only beautiful, but looks and feels so luxurious!  It's got everything i need to add a little glow or create a quick, sun kissed look when i need a little pick me up!  I'm officially obsessed with this beauty!

The L'Oreal Paris Colour Riche Extraordinary Lip Color in Nude Ballet is officially my go-to nude.  It's important to have one in my makeup bag because as much as I'm a bold lip lover... i certainly lust for nude lips every so often!  This stunner is on another level of gorgeousness! Just ask my friend Brooke from Blushing Noir! I think i sold her on it!

I never EVER leave the house without my IT Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye/ Hello Lights Liquid Combo! With my dark circles, i have to make sure that I'm always armed with the best ! Well, this is the BEST concealer known to man and when they brilliantly made it in a dual sided tube together with one of my favorite highlighters, i screamed with excitement!  My makeup bag has never been so happy!

Pixi Crayon Combo Eye Shadow Pencil is such a wonderfully versatile product!  I love that i can toss it in my makeup bag for quick eyeliner touch ups. It can double as an eye shadow crayon as well so that when I'm in a bind, i can rest assured that this baby is there to rescue me!

It's important to carry a good dual sided retractable brush to use with the IT Vitality Palette. This one is a great option!

Oh and can we talk about this super cute makeup pouch? Obsessed!

So lets chat!  Do you have any of these products in your makeup pouch?  What's in your makeup bag?

Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Favorite Hair Clips

Favorite Hair Clips
I'm obsessed with hair clips!  They seriously save many of my 'bad hair day' problems!  When i grew out my bangs, some of these were my BFFs for real! While many may think that hair clips/pins are just for little girls, I'm here to tell you otherwise!  There are many 'big girl' versions that are elegant, fun, and just plain gorgeous.  Oh and can i just say that I've been obsessed with this photo of Katherine McPhee rocking an array of colored bobby pins from a couple of years back?  See!!!  Totally doable right?  Check out my faves!

1. Achieve Katherine McPhee's stylish look with these stunners!  PS i love the color combo!
2. I'm obsessed with this beauty.  It's just soooo romantic and perfect!
3. I mean, who wouldn't want these starry beauties gracing their locks?!
4. If i told you the number of times i've admired these at Anthropologie... i think it's time i make them mine!  Seriously!
5. I adore these! I've had them for a while and wear them often!
6. I think everyone needs these multi-colored bobby pins! They're so fun and practical!
7. Ahhh shooting stars....

So which is your fave?! Thank you so much for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM

Monday, July 14, 2014

Keep Moving This Summer with Stayfree

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.

OK ladies... it's time we have a chat!  You know, about that dreaded time of the month? Look, i know it's not a typical topic of conversation around here but i feel it's important to chat about feminine care, particularly when it involves great must have products! You see, as a busy mommy of twins, i often struggle with balancing it all... a full time job, my little twinadoes, writing this blog, massive loads of laundry, maintaining my home etc.  So when 'aunt flo'  (hehe...sorry i had to) comes to visit, i simply don't have time to mess around with the wrong pads!  This is why i reach for Stayfree Ultra Thin Regular to get me through the day and Stayfree Ultra Thin Overnight pads to ensure a good night sleep without any... ahem... mishaps! 

As a woman on the go, i want to feel as comfortable as possible during that time of the month!  I mean, who wants a massive, thick pad controlling the situation anyway!  Ain't nobody got time for that! Personally, comfort is at the top of my list when running errands and checking off all that needs to be done on a daily basis!  This is where Stayfree comes into play!  I love that their pads are thin, non-intrusive, and ultra comfortable!  Seriously, it's so nice that i can trust these babies to keep me moving without any unsightly occurrences! Besides, they fit so easily in my little pouch or clutch (depending on where my life takes me that day), and they're individually and colorfully wrapped. I purchased mine from Walmart in the Feminine Care aisle and find that they not only work well but are very budget friendly in comparison to other brands.  There is a special offer going on right now – receive a $5 eGift card from Walmart when you purchase any 3 products- Stayfree, Carefree, or o.b. feminine care products.  Be sure to check out Stayfree to learn how their products make you #FreeToMove and score some special offers! #CollectiveBias

Look how thin they are!!!

Thank you SO MUCH for reading! Xo, Carla - FMM