Wednesday, October 30, 2013

OOTD + Ulta Beauty Haul & Nordstrom Rack Fashion Haul!

Happy Humpday everyone! I did a little bit of shopping this past weekend... as per usual! Ulta was having 20% off the entire purchase, so I stocked up on some necessities and goodies with the sale. I also went to Nordstrom Rack and hit the jackpot with new Paige jeans on major sale & some pretty tops for work/life! Who doesn't love a bargain? I love finding good quality pieces on sale! Nordstrom Rack is one of my favorite places to find designer items for less. As always, let me know if you would like a review on any of the items that I picked up!

Products Mentioned:
Aveeno Ulta Calming Makeup Removing Wipes
Clarisonic Replacement Head - Normal
Macademia Oil Volumizing Dry Shampoo (ALREADY TOOK THIS BACK - IT IS HORRID!)
Real Techniques Setting Brush
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Concealer - Light/Pale
Anastasia Brow Wiz
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion
NYX Butter Gloss - Cherry Pie
Paul Mitchell Instant Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner
From Nordstrom Rack:
Paige Jeans: Peg Super Skinny in Jordan (def check your local Nordstrom Rack!)

Recent Outfit!
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Top: Nordstrom Rack | Pants: J.Crew Pixie Pants | Booties: Zara

As I mentioned a while back, my blog is going through a re-branding and I updated my FB page & now my twitter handle is @pamelaisanchez (same as my instagram) to keep things a bit more consistent!

Check out my new FB page & like it to keep up with me! :)
Beauty & Fashion With Pam

Have a great Wednesday!! 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Weekend Recap: Blo Dry Bar, new video, & lots of studying!

Happy Monday loves! TOTALLY lame weekend for me - I dedicated almost the entire weekend to grad school applications and studying! It is hard to get into study mode, but I was able to do it! Friday night, my sister and I worked out with our trainer and I called it an early night (after a little trip to Ulta!). Saturday, I was able to try the new Blo Blow Dry Bar in Charlotte! I loved it! If you know me, you know that blowouts are my guilty pleasure - thank you so much to the lovely girls at Blo for the great experience - I will definitely be back! 
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I got the "Red Carpet" from the hair menu - basic blowout with lots of volume! My stylist was S.H. & she was awesome!
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I also uploaded a new video - it is a bathroom tour + what is in my shower? I know it seems like an odd type of video, but it is a highly requested video on my YouTube channel :) 

Saturday night & basically all day yesterday were spent studying and writing - maybe not that fun, but I definitely feel accomplished! I am heading to Miami on Friday for a girls weekend with my sister. We are going to see her favorite DJ Nervo on Saturday, but if you guys have any recommendations, please let me know! I have never been to Miami for fun - just work! I hope you all have a wonderful week! )

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Review: Tom Ford Cognac Sable Eyeshadow Quad & Ultra Shine Lip Gloss

I blame my Tom Ford beauty purchases on the biggest enabler ever - my best friend Mon! Ever since she started her obsession, I couldn't wait to try out some of the products. When I was in Chicago last week, I popped into Neiman Marcus to "look" at the Tom Ford beauty line. 2 hours later and a full face makeup application, I was sold. I wanted to buy everything! Everything that the makeup artist used on my face was amazing. I am slowly going to be adding more of the line into my collection - the next things I am eying are the illuminating highlighting pen and the lip color in casablanca!
 Is it necessary to spend 80 dollars on an eyeshadow quad? Probably not.. but in our eyes - IT IS! :) I have never worked with such beautiful, pigmented and blend-able eye-shadows. Worth every penny for me, and I know I am going to use it for a long time! I decided to go with the Cognac Sable quad because I wanted to get one I could wear every day, but also one that I had a few standout shades. I am very happy with my purchase. I also picked up the gorgeous ultra shine lipgloss in Peach Absolute. AMAZING as well! I really want to get a red shade too.

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Tom Ford Eyeshadow Quad - Cognac Sable

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Natural weekend look using the palette!

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Tom Ford Ultra Lip Shine - Peach Absolute

Monday, October 21, 2013

Weekend Re-cap!

Happy Monday loves! I had totally forgotten what a REAL weekend felt like. Sleep - I LOVE YOU AND YOU FEEL SO GOOD! I had not had a "free" weekend in Charlotte in probably two months. It's amazing what sleep and not traveling can do for the soul! Friday night was chill and I just cooked dinner with my parents and had family time - always the best. Saturday, I met up with one of my good friends Jake who was in town from Atlanta for a wedding. I also did several loads of laundry, cleaned my entire room and bathroom, and filmed some videos. I ended the night with dinner at Firebirds with my family yet again! Sunday, I met up with the lovely Alexa for coffee and waffles (perfect combo - believe me)! I had not seen her in such a long time and it was so great to catch up! Love that girl! After brunch, I helped my mom pick out some outfits for her upcoming trip and then just relaxed the rest of the night = PERFECT WEEKEND. 

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My nighttime skincare essentials [DERMAdoctoer wrinkle revenge eye balm, Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Serum, Josie Maran Argan Oil] | my friend Jake and me at Wild Wing on Saturday - so great to see him! He is in law school so I barely get to see him! | YUMMY steak kabobs with veggies at Firebirds - I went from being pescetarian for 5 months to craving steak weekly! Who am I? | My sunday cheat - amazing waffle with nutella from Cast Iron Waffles!

Weekend Outfits:
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 My Tory Burch Bristol Boots came in on Friday so I rocked them this entire weekend!
Outfit 1: Blank Denim Vegan Leather Jacket | Joe's Jeans The Skinny | Vestique Top | TB Bristols | Outfit 2: Urban Outfitters t-shirt dress | TB Bristol

Hope you have a wonderful monday!

Linking up with Sami!
Sami's Shenanigans

Friday, October 18, 2013

Shop Now: Saks F&F Sale!

Sales and codes are all around us, but one of the best deals this week is the Saks Fifth Avenue Friends & Family sale! You can get 25% off mostly everything (some restrictions apply) with code FRNFAM! I personally took advantage of the shopbop code earlier this week and bought these babies, but you can still get them and more online and in stores at Saks until Sunday! 

Tory Burch Bristol Riding Boots in Black - definitely worth it with the 25% off!

Here are some of the items that I am eying. Oh how I wish I had unlimited money! 

Happy Shopping!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Re-cap: Chicago Weekend and Work Trip!

Hello loves! I wanted to share a little recap of my Chicago trip. I was there from last Friday, and I got in last night. I was there over the weekend to support one of my best friend's Caitlin on her first full marathon! She was amazing and is so strong! I am so proud of her for this huge accomplishment - seriously such an inspiration! 

Love you Caity! 
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I was able to catch up with friends I don't get to see that often. It was great to see my sorority sister, Bev, and meet Caitlin's other friend Meghan who I had never met before! I had a blast with them over the weekend. I also got to see my good friends from Atlanta Chris and Meghan who live in Chicago!
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So confession.. I am IN LOVE with Chicago. Not only does it have amazing shopping and restaurants, but the people are so nice. I won't even talk about the amount of HOT TALL men walking around the city. We were blessed with great weather and it was even warm some of the days! Of course, you know I always do some shopping damage and I did take the plunge on these babies from Zara. I will say it time after time, but Zara is one of my favorite stores and I always hit it up every time I am in a city that has one. 
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I also did something VERY bad. I did a makeup trial at Neiman Marcus with Tom Ford makeup. It was beyond amazing. No wonder his products cost what they do! I ordered the Cognac Sable eyeshadow quad (on it's way to me right now) & I bought this GORGEOUS lip gloss. Honestly - the best lipgloss I have ever used! It is so creamy and glossy, but not sticky! Tom Ford Ultra Lip Shine Gloss in Peach Absolute
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FOOD - Amazing! My friend Chris took me to Japonais - it was some of the best Asian food I have ever had. My favorite was this dish - NY strip cooked on a rock! Definitely recommend if you are ever in Chicago!
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I had a great time visiting, and had some good work meetings as well. Definitely glad to be home! Expect some videos this weekend! :)

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fall Fashion Trends Haul!

Guys, I have a major problem. I CANNOT stop shopping for fall. I feel like everything is extra cute this season and I have an urge to buy everything! I filmed a little (aka big) shopping haul talking about some of my favorite fall items I have picked up recently and how I plan on wearing them! 

What I bought:  

I hope you enjoyed watching! I have gotten requests to do more beauty product reviews and outfit videos and I definitely plan on it! 
Happy Thursday! :)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Catch-up: work, blogging events, and life in general!

Hi guys! Been crazy as per usual, but wanted to pop in and share life lately! I hate to be doing basically catch-up posts these days - I don't mean to be abandoning my blog at all, but I have just been swamped. Thankfully, this past Saturday marked the end of our Hispanic Heritage festivals and we totally went out with a bang!

We had close to 40,000 attendees - meaning that we basically quadrupled last year's attendance. I am so extremely proud of our team and everyone's hard work that made it happen. It was a monumental event for Charlotte where we were able to close down two streets Uptown and have it be named the official Hispanic Heritage celebration of Charlotte!
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this picture pretty much sums it up! 
Other than work, life has been pretty normal! I have been concentrating on eating clean and working out with my amazing trainer! I have had a few setbacks, but I am back on track! :)
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Typical dinner: Grilled Chicken breast cooked with Mrs. Dash seasoning and organic olive oil spray, sauteed kale cooked in EVOO and garlic powder, small side salad with mushrooms, red peppers, and lettuce - topped with evoo and white wine vinegar or balsamic vinegar - yum! Getting cardio in as much as possible - my trainer makes us "run" on the eliptical!  photo 1_zps30bb708a.png
My sister and I out at Bubble on Saturday, Me with our Latina 102.3 DJ Carla at Hola Charlotte, Interviewing on Channel News 14 the day of the festival, lots of coffee to keep me going, radio promotion for the festival, and my baby chloe 
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Ordered these gorgeous Anthropologie flats! I love them! Lydia Cutout Loafers

 Yesterday, I got to attend a fun blogging event at my favorite place ever - Nordstrom! If you know anything about me, I am a complete Nordstromoholic. Definitely my favorite department store by far! Yesterday, Nordstrom at SouthPark mall held a trunk show and viewing party of the new Top Shop collection that will be available there on the 12th. I loved getting to see the collection and getting to see some of my favorite bloggers as well! It was a great event! Thank you to the lovely girls at Nordstrom for having us!
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I got to see the lovely Kenya again! She is such a sweetheart and a total fashionista! Definitely check out her amazing blog! Kenya L. Fashion Blog

Recent Outfits
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Outfit 1: Top: Brandy Melville | Jeans:  Joe Jeans "The Skinny" | Flats: Lydia Cut-Out Loafers from Anthropologie | Outfit 2: Top: Madewell | Jeans: Joe Jeans"The Skinny" | Booties: Vince Camuto Hadley | Necklace: J.Crew | Outfit 3: Top: Vestique Boutique | Leggings: H&M | Shoes: Report Signature | Necklace: Derng

This pretty much sums up my life lately pretty well! Hope to be back to regular blogging soon! :) As promised, I have a new blog design/name/etc in the works, just need a bit more time!

Have a great Wednesday!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

September Beauty Favorites!

So, it's October... where did September go? It was definitely the fastest month so far this year! I discovered some great beauty products last month, and wanted to share my favorites. I would say that the standouts are the Urban Decay Naked Skin Foundation, and the Philosohopy Microdelivery Purifying Peel! 

[I got my Jordan products at Walgreens, but I found them online here at Cherry Culture -]
Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last - Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Espresso Last and Black Point
Jordana Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain - Honey Love 

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Let me know if you have any questions about any of these products or would want a more in-depth review :) Thank you for watching!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Catch up: Connecticut Weekend!

Hi my loves! I feel extremely out of the loop with blogging and catching up with everyone's lives. Time has been of the short lately, but this Saturday is my last festival of the year for work, and work will definitely be a little more calm starting next week! :) I flew into JFK last Friday evening, and had an amazing weekend with my best friends in Stamford, CT. One of my absolute best friends, Erin, got engaged earlier this year and her and her fiance just bought a house! Talk about a big year for her, I am SO beyond happy for her. She is in medical school and is extremely smart, ambitious, and not to mention an amazing friend (and gorgeous)! Love you Erin!

Erin hosted her official bridesmaids dinner and gave us all beautiful jewelry, cupcakes, and one of the sweetest notes anyone has ever written for me. I am so blessed to have these types of friends in my life! I cannot wait for all of the wedding festivities coming up next year and the wedding next October! We went to this really cute Spanish restaurant called Barcelona in Stamford and then went out to some of the local bars. It was a blast! 
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meeting on Friday at my favorite Charlotte museum - Levine Museum of the New South, Dinner and Drinks out in Stamford with my friends - so much fun! :) 
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 Saturday was Erin and Lenny's housewarming party and it was one of the most fun days I have had this year! The weather was BEAUTIFUL and just a gorgeous day overall! :) 
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Recent Outfits
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Work outfit on Friday: Trouve Blouse from Nordstrom [old], F21 drapey vest [old], Target skirt [old], Dailylook Bag 

In other news - I filmed three videos last night (until 1 am I might add) and they will be up this week/ early next week - trying to space them out! Have a great week everyone. My morning started with a faulty contact lense and then half of my starbucks oatmeal spilling in my purse - sweet!