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Born and raised in Lima Peru, moved to the U.S. about 14 years ago. Living in KC! If you are a company and would like me to review your product/service, please contact me at fiorellascloset@gmail.com I am fully bilingual and can write reviews in Spanish as well :)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My Panty Box! & en español!

Hello everyone! I can't believe October is almost over!!! Only 3 months til 2013! wow! This year has been quite different for me, full of challenges and great discoveries, one thing I started doing this year was trying beauty boxes and blogging about it! 

Hola a todas! No puedo creer que Octubre ya se termina!!! Solo faltan 3 meses para llegar al 2013! wow! Este año ha sido muy distinto para mi, lleno de desafíos y grandes descubrimientos, algo que empecé a hacer este año fue probar servicios de envío de muestras de belleza y demas, y escribir acerca de ellos.

Tonight I want to tell you about a new service I am trying out (thanks to an awesome blogger http://therosysnail.com/), the service is called MyPantyBox (you can learn more about it here). 

Esta noche, les quiero contar acerca de un nuevo servicio que estoy probando (gracias a una gran blogger http://therosysnail.com/), este servicio se llama MyPantyBox, ellos le llaman tambien "Una Braguita al mes", yo soy de Perú asi que  yo le diría "Un calzoncito al mes" (pueden enterarse de más aquí)

So what is MyPantyBox? It's nothing more and nothing less than a cute pair of undies, picked specifically for you, in your mailbox every month! 

Que es entonces MyPantyBox? Nada más y nada menos que una linda braguita (o calzoncito), elegido especialmente para ti, en tu buzón de correo cada mes!

Wanna see my undies? :) This is the pair I got! Animal print, polka dots and pink bows!!! can you say cute??? I was blown away, it's like they know me or something!!! :)
Quieren ver mi calzoncito? :) Este es el que yo recibí! Tiene animal print, bolitas y lazitos rosados!!! no les parece lindo? Me dejaron muy sorprendida, como si me conocieran o algo así!!! :)
Now, don't worry, nobody knows what's in the package except for you. This is how they mail it, in a very discrete padded envelope. It comes all the way from Spain, and they ship worldwide. Mine took about 2 weeks to get here, I am in the Midwest. 
Ahora, no hay de qué preocuparse ni avergonzarse, nadie sabe que viene en el paquete, solo tú. Lo envían así, en un sobre acolchado muy discreto. Viene desde España, y hacen envios alrededor del mundo, a todos los países. El mío tardó o solo 2 semanas, y yo vivo en el medio de Estados Unidos.
Back to the panties, when I was placing my order online, I was hesitant about them getting the size right, it seems they are genius and have thought of that as well. They offer sizes from Extra Small to 4 Extra Large, and they have a handy dandy size chart.
Bueno, de vuelta a los calzoncitos, cuando estaba ordenando en línea  estaba nerviosa porque no sabía si me iban a mandar la talla correcta, al parecer son genios y pensaron en este tema. Ofrecen tallas desde Extra Small hasta 4 Extra Large, y tienen una muy conveniente tabla de medidas y peso.
MYPANTYBOX SIZE CHART:
XS: Size 0-2 (Waist 23”-25”) Aprox Weight 86 lb-90 lb

S: Size 2-6 (Waist 25”-27”) Aprox Weight 90 lb-120 lb 
M: Size 6-10 (Waist 27”-29”) Aprox Weight 120 lb-140 lb 
L: Size 10-14 (Waist 29”-31”) Aprox Weight 140 lb-160 lb 
XL: Size 14-16 (Waist 31”-33”) Aprox Weight 160 lb-180 lb 
2XL: Size 16-18 (Waist 33”-37”) Aprox Weight 180 lb-200 lb 
3XL: Size 18-20 (Waist 37”-41”) Aprox Weight 200 lb-230 lb 
4XL: Size 20-22 (Waist 41”-46”) Aprox Weight 230 lb-275 lb



I ordered medium, and they are perfect, here is the front:
Yo pedí la talla mediana, aquí esta la parte delantera:
And here is the back:
Y aquí esta la parte de atrás:
Now, I am all about the details and in this case I love, love, love every little detail,; especially the fact that they used a safety pin to attach the little tag/card. I can't tell you how many pairs of undies and clothes in general I have ruined by pulling on those plastic things that hold the tag in place and make a whole in the fabric! I hate those things with a passion!!!
Ahora, yo me fijo mucho en los detalles, y en este caso amo, amo, amo cada pequeño detalle; especialmente el hecho que usan un imperdible para sujetar la tarjetita/etiqueta. No se imaginan cuantos calzoncitos y ropa en general he arruinado jalando y arrancando esos pedazos de plástico que otros usan para sujetar la etiqueta y le hacen hueco a la tela! Odio esos plasticos!!!
Another close up of the fabric, elastic and stitching, the panties are very well made!
Otro primer plano de la tela, el elástico y las costuras, estos calzoncitos están muy bien hechos.
The pink bows!!! :)
Los lazitos rosados!!! :)
By now you are probably wondering how much this service costs, right? well, they have tons of information on their website but because I am awesome and helpful I have copied the main parts for you so you don't have to go digging :)
A estas alturas, probablemente se están preguntando cuánto cuesta este servicio, verdad? bueno, ellos tienen muchísima información en la página a web, pero como yo soy lo máximo y me encanta ayudarlas, aquí he copiado la información más importante para que no tengan que estar buscándola :)
This is a great idea for gifts, for that friend who just got engaged or married, or divorced even ;) It would also be a great gift to yourself, or to put on your Christmas wishlist :) 
También es una excelente idea para regalos, para aquella amiga que se acaba de comprometer o de casar, o hasta para la que se acaba de divorciar ;) Podría ser un lindo regalo para tí misma o lo puedes poner en tu lista de regalos que quieres para Navidad :)

They have 3 different lines (Basic, Sexy and Premier) to choose from, within every line, you can specify whether you want things or no thongs :) 
As far as prices, the longer the subscription, the better the price, they even offer a one month trial :)
Ellos ofrecen 3 lines (Básica, Sexy y Premier) entre las cuales puedes escoger, en cada línea puedes especificar si quieres o no tangas :)
En cuanto a los precios, mientras más larga tu suscripción  mejor el precio, incluso ofrecen la opción de comprar solo un mes para probar.

From their site:
De su página web:
1 Month Subscription
1 Month Subscription to PREMIER LINE --$19.95

1 Month Subscription to SEXY LINE --------$12.95
1 Month Subscription to BASIC LINE--------$9.95
You can check out our first grade customer service and only highest quality product, without the compromise of more than one panty deliver. This is the perfect product if you want to know our subscription service for just one month, before buying a longer subscription. Choose to receive a 1 month subscription panty from any of our Lines: Premier, Sexy or Basic 

Here is the breakdown on each line and the current prices for longer subscriptions:

Basic Line
Our Basic line is the best choice if you look for building a "perfect wardrobe". Plain and comfortable fabrics, neutral colors and a huge variety of prints. Panties, culottes and thongs at the best price
12 Month Subscription ($4.99 each) $59.95

6 Month Subscription ($5.82 each) $34.95
3 Month Subscription ($6.65 each) $19.95

Sexy Line
High Quality and utmost carefully choosen designs, this panties, culottes and thongs from our Sexy Line are perfect for those special ocasions. If you want her most femenine and sensual side, this is your line: Garters, transparent fabrics, metalic details and very very sugerent openings. 
12 Month Subscription ($7.49 each) $89.95

6 Month Subscription ($8.32 each) $49.95
3 Month Subscription ($9.98 each) $29.95

Premier Line
With Fresh Design, Trendy and fashion cool, our Premiere line is for fashionistas and demanding people. Wonderfull culottes, thongs or panties for everyday, with a chic touch, embroideries, microfibers, cotton mixes for our newenest designs.
12 Month Subscription ($12.50 each) $150.00

6 Month Subscription ($15.00 each) $90.00
3 Month Subscription ($16.66 each) $50.00


I must confess, while I love new underwear, I do not enjoy shopping for it. I do not enjoy digging through a bin with everyone watching me and touching the same panties I am about to buy (I bet you never thought of it that way huh?, I know, gross!) 
Debo confesar, que aunque me encanta la ropa interior nueva, no me gusta para nada ir a comprarla. No me gusta andar buscando en un contenedor mientras todos me miran y van tocando los calzoncitos que yo voy a comprar (te apuesto que nunca lo viste de ese punto de vista, verdad? Lo se, no es una buena imagen)

From what I can see, the quality is very comparable to what you would find at VS, or any other lingerie store; I despise VS's customer service, I don't know if it's just my luck, but whenever I go into one of their stores I seem to get the "not so helpful" salespeople...
Por lo que puedo ver, la calidad es bastante comparable a una prenda que encontrarías en Victoria's Secret; yo detesto el servicio al cliente en esas tiendas, no se si es mi mala suerte, pero cada vez que voy, me tocan esas vendedoras que no tienen ganas de ayudar... 

In my opinion, MyPantyBox is a great alternative, I have a 3 month subscription right now and it is definitely going on my Christmas wishlist!!! Yes, this is way fun! :) If you are ready to give this subscription a shot, please use my link and let me know you did! 
En mi opinión, MyPantyBox es una gran alternativa, tengo una subscripcion de 3 meses por ahora y definitivamente va en mi lista de regalos que quiero para Navidad!!! Si, esto es muy divertido! :) Si estás lista para probar este servicio, por favor usa mi link y avísame!
Thank you for stopping by,
Gracias por pasar por aquí,
Fiorella :)

Saturday, October 13, 2012

OMG!!! ipsy October Bag: I love you!!!!

I took two finals today, yes on a Saturday, don't ask me how they went because one of them was "Statistics"... I'm just clearing that up so you understand when I tell you my brain is fried today and I am under the influence of as much caffeine as you can imagine! 

Yes, October's ipsy/MyGlam bag! the reason you are reading this post!!! OMG I loooooooooooooove this bag!!!! I have been pleased before but this one is just unbelievable!!! I had seen the sneak peeks and pictures from other people posting their bags and I am still smiling like a little kid because everything is perfect and amazing! 

The theme this month from the ipsy website: "This month, it's all about the bombshell. We pay tribute to the women of every era who have inspired us with their curves and confidence. And with October's Glam Bag, you'll be able to say Hello! to the bombshell in you. Now's your bombshell moment!" http://www.ipsy.com/ 

Here is the bag:

Yes! I got all these products for $10 delivered to me :) and you can too! They do not have a referral program currently but you can go on their site and sign up if you want to give yourself a little treat every month :) http://www.ipsy.com/

The breakdown:
The bag...Other months "the bag" itself has been ok, but this one is not only pretty, but also well made. Here is the inside of the bag :)
  Pretty!!!
Lip Bomb 4 - Glossy Laquer Stain by mirenesse (3.1g/0.11oz retails for $31.20 on sale, regular $39)
I tried getting a close up of the color, to me it's like a mauve color with pink undertones. I put it on and I like it so far, this is a hybrid product; it has the power of a lip stain and while it applies creamy it is not sticky like lip gloss! It doesn't taste or smell funny which is important to me :) No flavor I would say and the smell is kinda minty :)
What's Your Type "The Body Builder" - Black Mascara by theBalm (10ml size retails for $19, I received a mini 3.5oz). I am a mascara junkie! but who isn't? hahaha I'm sure this will be a great product! and i love mini mascaras and mini make up items in general because I can fit more products in those tiny bags you can take when you travel!
Pequi Oil Treatment by Couture Colour (0.5 fl oz/15 ml retails for $12). I am all about packaging and this is genius!!! Most oils get messy because they have weird caps, check this one out:
I have never heard of this brand before, this is from their website: "Instantly absorbing COUTURE COLOUR PEQUI OIL® TREATMENT is luxurious, alcohol-free, virtually weightless on hair. Dull, damaged hair is 600% stronger with a 250% improvement in shine after one application.* Works its magic on every hair type, every day, in so many ways: as a pre-shampoo treatment, pre-blow-drying for smooth, sleek hair, post-blow-drying to calm frizziness, flyaways, or any time for extra softness, shine." *Based on a clinical study 

Next up, Eye Shadow Sample - Set 7 (4 colors) by Coastal Scents (each color retails for $1.99, they are dime sized metal pods just like the ones in the 88 original palette). Here are the names of the colors I got:
 They came in a plastic blister/package:
 You can appreciate the colors better here:
 Last but not least, be a bombshell - Eyeliner in Onyx by be a bombshell cosmetics (retails for $14)
I have been *dying* to a try thick pen style eyeliner like this one, I've been eyeing the NYX Super FAT Eye Marker for a long long time but it retails for $10 so I never bought it... this looks just like it to me so I am super excited!!! and I got the whole bag for $10!!!!
I honestly feel like these $10 well spent as far as beauty bags go! Also all the brands in the bag are offering killer deals if you buy more of their products, from 15% off to $20 off!!! 
Now I gotta run, technically I should be getting ready hahaha but I couldn't wait to show you!!! I am using everything I got in this bag tonight! I'm going to dinner with my bf and if I hurry up we might make it to Sephora "just to look" :)


Have  a great rest of the weekend and let me know what you think of this bag :)

Thank you for stopping by,
Fiorella :)

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Girl With The Golden Nails!

Hope you are all doing great! Tonight I want to show you OPI's "The Man With The Golden Gun" Oh am I excited about this one!!! Here is the final product, let me tell you how I got there!
Bottle shots:
Last night I cut my nails all the way down just because I was ready for a fresh start :) I used 2 Color Club polishes I got in my Birchbox in the last few months, the gold is called "Disco Nap" and the blue is called "Insta-This". I used butte LONDON Matte Finish Top Coat over the blue and I like the way it turned out :)
But today, I finally got my hands on this bottle of awesomeness!!!! OPI's "The Man With The Golden Gun" This is what I had seen online:
This is what the box looks like in real life :)
It even comes sealed with a "proof of authenticity" sticker:
The inside of the box:
This is one coat of TMWTGG on a nail wheel:
I put 2 coats of TMWTGG over my existing manicure, it doesn't really do much over the gold but I love it over the blue!!!
This Top Coat is retailing for about $30, am I happy I bought it? Absolutely! Sometimes you have to splurge! If nothing else you can always put it on your wishlist, Christmas is right around the corner :) 
Let me know what you think! 
Thank you for stopping by,

Fiorella :)

Monday, October 8, 2012

We are bloggers!!! Giveaway Extravaganza

Hello all! I've teamed up with some awesome nail blogs to give you some great chances to win some amazing prizes!  Each blogger is giving away an equally fantastic prize!


I will be giving away Orly Buried Alive, Tokidoki Sandy, China Glaze Stone Cold and Orly Mysterious Curse.





Casey from Saving the World One Nail at a Time will be giving away the China Glaze Wicked 4 pc. set.  This set includes full size bottles of China Glaze Bizarre Blurple, Roughish Red, Glitter Goblin and Ghoulish Glow.
Vicki from Nail by Vi will be giving away a nail stamping set complete with scraper and multiple nail plates.

                                            

Samantha from Just One More Bottle will be giving away this China Glaze/Seche Vite Support Awareness set. 



Kari from Finger Glaze will be giving away two Butter Londons in The Old Bill and Pillar Box Red as well as Butter Londons Hardwear Quick Dry Topcoat.



Jill from Glisten and Glow will be giving away an amazing set of her own brand!  In this set you can win a 4oz body wash in Sangria White Peach, an 8oz body butter also in Sangria White Peach, a Glis-tcs Cuticle oil in Chamomile and HK Girls famous top coat!



Michelle from Rain Down on me Beauty will be giving away an elf nail file, Zoya fast dry drops, nail stickers, a jar of nail stars and a Deborah Lippman Tiny Dancer.



And last but definitely not least, Victoria from Punky's Polish will be giving away a mini set of The Bondettes from the new Skyfall 007 collection!  This includes a mini of GoldenEye, The Spy Who Loved Me, The World is Not Enough and Live and Let Die. 



What are you waiting for!  Enter using the Rafflecopter widget below to get as many entries as you'd like to win one of these amazing prizes!

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Thank you for stopping by! Also don't forget to enter my Halloween Giveaway which closes on October 20th!!! 

Fiorella :)

Saturday, October 6, 2012

HK Girl, OPI The Living Daylights and more...

Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I wanted to share my last manicure and a top coat I am absolutely in love with! Since I started blogging I feel like I've entered a very special world, and I have gotten to experience so many great products I didn't know existed! 

Lots of ladies I chat with online, rave about HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Clear Top Coat, I had to try it and oh boy! I'm so glad I did, this top coat is super fast drying, shiny and amazing!!! I used 2 coats on this mani, it looks great and it feels super smooth, I really put it to the test with this crazy glitter!!! The only con I could find is that the smell is a bit strong but it goes away as soon as the top coat is dry, which happens crazy fast! 

This is what the regular sized bottle looks like:
You can purchase it here for less than $7!!! I will definitely keep using HK Girl :) I believe there is a bigger bottle available as well.

Here are the polishes I used for this mani:
China Glaze: Kalahari Kiss, Exotic Encounters and Desert Sun (from the Safari Collection)
OPI: The Living Daylights (from the Skyfall/James Bond Collection)
HK Girl Fast Drying & Super Shiny Clear Top Coat

I picked the base colors inspired on the glitter colors in "The Living Daylights". It's a beautiful clear glitter with gtold, silver, turquoise and orange glitter!!! Ahhhh!!! I love it!!! Easy to apply and no digging required!!!
 Two coats of each color before the glitter!
 Another view:
Sunlight, 2 coats of The Living Daylights and 2 coats of HK Girl
I'm in love with this glitter!!!!
 Kalahari Kiss close up:
 Exotic Encounters close up:
 Desert Sun close up:
I love all the combos but Kalahari Kiss is my favorite out of the three! 
What do you think? Have you tried HK Girl, do you like it? What do you think about The Living Daylights? What other base colors would you pair it up with?

Thank you for stopping by,
Fiorella :)