Beauty with SFB: Esqido Gel Eyeliner Review

Posted on: October 23, 2018

Esqido well-known for their one of a kind Mink lashes, came out with their own Gel Eyeliner Pencils. If you know me, I’m a huge beauty enthusiast who loves experimenting and exploring new products out in the beauty world and if it works for me and my skin, and I love the product I’ll incorporate it into my beauty/make-up routine and of course share with all of you. Thanks to Esqido for partnering up and collaborating with me and this post.

I must say I’m ASBOLUTELY in LOVE! I love the texture, color pay off, and fluidity of these gel liners. They go on so smoothly and easily and are long lasting, all day wear. You can see in the photos below the color payoff and how fluid the product is, no smudging just perfection!

These gel liners are LIMITED EDITION, so if you haven’t tried them out our gotten your hands on them don’t wait, purchase one or both today! If you haven’t tried any of Esqido products I highly recommend this brand. Experience the benefits of their gel eyeliner with the convenience of a sharpenable pencil. With intense color payoff, ultra-smooth glide, and a waterproof, long-lasting lightweight formula, the ESQIDO Liner is your new holy grail.

Available in the colors black or brown.

Click the link to purchase: https://esqido.com/products/gel-eyeliner-pencil

 

Thanks again Esqido for partnering with me and this post. 

As always, thanks for reading along, following along and supporting my journey!


SFB Beauty with YSL: Tatouage Couture Liquid Lip Stain

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Hi Beauties!

I know it’s been sometime since I’ve done a beauty post……. Ask and you shall receive.

As you all may know, and if you don’t I’m a huge Beauty enthusiast on all levels. I believe when you beauty is not only on the outside it’s also from within as well. When you truly feel comfortable with yourself, in your own skin that to me, is beautiful. 

With Fall upon us, I’m always on the search for the perfect shade for the season. I’m all about lip shades that make for great transitional colors that work through the seasons. Of course, when I find a shade that I absolutely LOVE I have to share my thoughts with you all. Remember, sharing is caring, and I love sharing and I do care about you all!!

Recently, YSL released their new matte liquid lipsticks, Tatouage Couture. The shade I have on here is shade 08 Black Red Code.  The perfect mix between a deep red and burgundy, great for the Fall and Winter seasons. The formula reminds me of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Ink. YSL’s Lip stains don’t dry quickly matte, but for maximum results and full opacity I would recommend to layering the color on your lips to get its full color pay off.  The color pay off is simply gorgeous and I love the formula of this product. It’s transfer-proof, non-drying, extremely comfortable and it didn’t settle into my lip lines. It has the signature YSL scent, but it doesn’t linger once it sets. It’s unique applicator shape makes for a full and easy application. Overall, I found that these lip stains are long lasting, lightweight, ultra matte, gives a high impact color with a naked lip feel. I absolutely love this lip shade and I would highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone.  So, indulge and treat yourself to this luxurious, gorgeous product, you won’t be disappointed. YSL  offers 18 great shades that are now available at your local Sephora or anywhere that sells YSL Beauty Products. 

Thanks to Influenster and YSL Beauty for sending me this lip stain complimentary in exchange for an honest review.

 

Stay fabulous, strong, confident, fearless and beautiful both inside and out loves!!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


SFB Beauty with Marc Jacobs X Influenster

Posted on: April 18, 2017

Looking for that natural, shine and glow that’s effortless but looks and feels amazing? Continuing reading and find out more.

Currently obsessing over these products from Marc Jacobs. The perfect products to own and just in time for Spring/ Summer. I’m specifically loving Marc Jacob’s Dew Drop Coconut Gel highlighter. It’s so luxurious and lightweight giving you the perfect sheen and glow that’s so natural and beautiful. Give your skin a healthy dose of hydration and shine today with Marc Jacobs Dew Drop Coconut Gel Highlighter.

In a previous post, I mentioned all the benefits of Coconuts– not just for our bodies but for our skin, if you missed that post you can read all about my love, obsession and all the benefits of coconuts here. Marc Jacob’s also explores his love for coconut which inspired his newest beauty line that came out just in time for Spring/Summer 2017. All I can say after trying out this product: I’ll be glowing and showing off my shine this season!

When your try this product, your skin will look youthful, radiant and hydrated. It instantly lights up your complexion– giving you the perfect sun-kissed glow we all want and love. Out of all the highlighters and illuminators I’ve tried and used, I must say this has to be my favorite. It’s lightweight, and gives me the perfect amount of shine without having to use so much of the product. I must say I love the sleek packaging and the luxurious feel of this product, one that I’m currently loving. You can use this directly on your skin for the that perfect sheen highlight or you can even mix it with your foundation and primer to transform into an illuminating elixir which will give off that “glow from within” look. No matter how you use this product your skin will look beautiful, radiant and flawless. Trust me when I say this, ” A little goes long way…” The gel highlighter builds up to the ultimate sheen, where you’ll see the sensual, peachy-golden hues come through that will flatter all skin tones. The Dew drop coconut gel highlighter is formulated with : 5 forms of coconut and provitamin B5 that will help hydrate and nourish your skin. I HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone and everyone! Get your glow on today! Purchase yours at your local Sephora or any beauty store that sells Marc Jacobs Beauty products.

Thanks to @MarcBeauty and @Influenster. This product was provided to me for free in exchange for and honest review. #CoconutGlow #Contest #Ad

 

Dew Drop Coconut Gel Highlighter 

$44.00

Would you say I dew to this product? How do you dew and get your glow on?

If you do get your hands on this product (YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD!) I’d love to hear your thoughts about it. Please do share using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty #CoconutGlow

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!


Beauty with SFB: All About Chanel and the Le Lift System

Posted on: December 6, 2016

 

I’m always on the search for new products that help with anti-aging, firming and lifting. Let’s face it, as much as I love make up, theres only so much make up can do.  I’m very in tune with my skin, and I listen to my skin and make sure I treat it well too. I’m always reading and researching ways to keep my skin clean, clear, hydrated, refreshed, rejuvenated, well the list goes on. Now that I’m in my 30’s I’ve been adding more products that contain ingredients that aid in anti-aging and firming. Although, I’m still considered young and my skin looks youthful and fresh, this is how I’d like to keep it looking for as long as I can. My philosophy is why not start early, and kick the aging process in the butt with the best skincare products known to man.  Your skin should age gracefully not prematurely. We all have beauty secret, some are worth telling and sharing. Here are mine and you’ll want to try these. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!!!

I discovered these products when I watched one of my favorite Youtuber’s:  HudaBeauty’s beauty video. She talked about Chanel Le Lift products and she swore by them. She spoke very highly of Chanel and the  positive results she’s seen in her skin and they were quite noticeable. {How could you not LOVE chanel, I mean from their handbags, clothing, fragrances, make up and skincare you can’t go wrong, EVER!} After seeing the results on Huda and after hearing her speak so highly about the products I wanted to try these out for myself. And I did just that. Although, it was hard to get my hands on the massage tool. It was released overseas early last year but not many were released in the US. I searched high and low for this tool and had no luck anywhere. I was told that the US were suppose to get this hot new beauty tool back in April/May but that never happened. It wasn’t until I went to the UK where I found it and bought it. I’m so happy I did!

This unique massage tool was created to boost the effectiveness of the Le Lift cream. This simple tool helps the skin become more receptive to the benefits of moisturizers, serums even facial oils. It’s easy to use and  fits the contours of any face shape. The tool is suppose to help massage the product into your skin evenly while stimulating the skin and lifting the muscles. Reducing the signs of wrinkles and aging effects. Leaving your skin and face feeling firmer, looking youthful and lifted. It’s best to work from your chin to your jawbone and across your cheekbones. Here’s a great tip: Place the tool in the fridge so that when you apply the tool to your skin the cooling effect helps speed up drainage.

Purchase yours here: Chanel Le Lift Massage Tool 

 

The Le Lift Creme Yeux Firming Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream is the creme de la creme of eye creams. It’s so rich, luxurious and the results will amaze you. This silky-smooth not to mention a powerful eye cream. It  reduces the signs of dark circles, puffiness, firms, and lifts. After a few uses of this eye cream I noticed a huge difference and I love the results. It’s suggested to use both morning and night, but I use it for my night time routine so that the product and work its magic on my skin and eye area while I sleep. So, when I wake I look awake, fresh and ready to start the day. Try this product out and let me know your thoughts, trust me you’ll be thanking me after you use it!

Buy your own today: Chanel Le Lift Anti-Wrinkle Eye Cream  

 

This cream has done wonders for my skin. It’s soft, creamy and smooth formula helps promote elasticity, firms, contours and refines the complexion of my skin and reduces the appearances of wrinkles. It’s lightweight and feels amazing on my skin. I love using this for my night time skincare regiment so it can work its magic on my skin while I sleep. When I wake in the morning my skin looks and feel incredible. This is one cream you’ll want to owe the results will astonish you!

Chanel Le Lift Creme

Would you try Chanel’s Le Lift Products?

If so, please do share your thoughts using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty

As always thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey. I hope you enjoyed this post!


Hair Nightmares to Gorgeous Hair By Kathy

Posted on: September 12, 2016

 

 

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If you know me by now, then you know that I’m one who likes to change up my look every now and then. I’m all about experimenting, especially with my hair. Especially since I work in an industry where I need to stay up to date with current trends. For today’s post, I’m sharing with you all my hair journey. I will spare you the horrible, ratchet and embarrassing photos of my hair. I’ll just give you a short backstory behind my hair.

Let’s just say, my hair has been thru hell and back. Well, maybe not hell, but not in the best state. Thanks to the hair God’s and some research, I managed to find Kathy, thanks to her my hair has been brought back to life. But here’s a little back story before Kathy came to my rescue.

Prior to my meeting and introduction with Kathy, my hair had been thru a lot. My bad hair days started with a professional hair dye gone wrong, extremely wrong. In all the worst ways possible. I wanted to go a little lighter for the Summer and my previous hairstylist didn’t listen to what I wanted. He didn’t refer to my photo and decided to give me something completely opposite from what I wanted. He took my brown hair to platinum blonde. Can you imagine me with Platinum Blonde locks?! Trust me, it wasn’t a pretty, on me at least. Other Filipina’s and others can pull it off, yes, but I myself could not. And I wasn’t happy at all. When I ran my hands thru my hair, the ends no longer felt silky smooth. But rather, rough and like hay. My hair was officially damaged and fried. It needed a HUGE detox and time to breathe before going back and fixing it. I spent the next week at work and basically everywhere I went wearing a huge hat on my head at ALL times. But I was at my breaking point, and I just couldn’t live with my hair looking a hot mess for another week. [Due to scheduling, he couldn’t fit me in to fix the job he so horribly did wrong] I was left with no choice. [I haven’t done this in quite sometime] I went to the drugstore bought a box dye and dyed my own hair. Now putting my hair thru more shock and damage. I took it back to the dark side. Due to my hair being overly damaged and over processed, some green started to show after I dyed it. The color I picked up was Jet Black. My hair had gone thru so much in a short amount of time, it started to react to all the damage being done to it. My hair was fried, overly dyed and all sorts of damaged. It needed some TLC and fast!

After much research and just being fed up with my hair, I reluctantly was able to get an appointment at yet another local hair salon. There I met, Kathy. She looked at my hair, listened to me and knew just what to do. I brought in a photos for her to refer to.  She loved the fact I brought in photos, great for reference and inspiration. She told me, it’s always best when clients bring in photos, they not only make for great references, but another way to really visualize what the client wants. What I loved about her is that she’s brutally honest. She’ll tell you right off the bat if that particular hairstyle will suit you or not. She’s not afraid of telling you NO! She wouldn’t want her clients walking out of her salon, with 1. A bad hair do and 2. A Bad hair dye job and have her name written all over that, NO WAY! I love her way of thinking. Double plus in my book, I’m all about that, honesty is the best policy, am I right?! Kathy is amazing at what she does, she’s like a chemist in her own lab, well salon. She knows what colors to mix and what will look perfect for that particular client.  Not only does she know her colors she gives a FABULOUS Lob haircut and blowout! I’m just so happy and blessed to have found her when my hair really needed it. Since meeting her last winter, she’s given me Spring/Summer ready hair and now Fall-Ready hair. I absolutely love my lob hairstyle and my perfectly rich Chocolate bronde (Brown and slight blonde) balayage color.  Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t let just anybody touch my hair let alone color my hair. But after speaking with Kathy, telling her my worries, what I had gone through and what I’m looking for, I knew I was in good hands. Even after my hair woes, Kathy brought my hair back to life.

 

Needless to say, every time I come into the salon, I’m immediately put at ease. And now, every time I leave the salon my hair looks AMAZING and I feel fabulous. Thank you so much Kathy for giving me gorgeous hair and bringing it back to life. If you’re ever in the Jersey City/Hoboken area, and looking for an AWESOME stylish, with killer skills and a fabulous personality be sure to make an appointment with Kathy and the fabulous ladies of the Two 01 Salon. Located at: 404 14th Street, Hoboken, New Jersey.

As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey.

#SFBNoMoreBadHairDays