Heart of the Filipina

Posted on: June 13, 2018

 

Beauty is one thing, but a pure heart that is beautiful.

Heart like no other, the Heart of the Filipino.

In honor of Philippines Independence, I wanted to take this time to pay tribute and homage to my heritage and roots. Happy Independence Day beautiful Philippines! May your natural beauty, soulful people and timeless treasures shine brighter and brighter. Proud to be a Filipina. Pilipinas kong mahal (I love the Philippines). As a Filipina-American, I’m proud of my heritage and culture, and I’m proud to share it with you. I hope to continue to share more of my culture, heritage and roots throughout my journey.

Continue to remain humble, grateful, kind, loyal, loving, and always have faith. Never give up and never stop believing. Keep that spirit and light alive, always be inspired, empowered and enlightened! Many blessings and much love!

As always, thanks for reading, following along and following the journey!

 


Message from God: Just be You

Posted on: April 23, 2018

 

And out of nowhere, I hear God say to me, Just be you. Nothing else, I am in love with you, I am pleased with you. I felt overwhelmed by the realization that I am enough, just as I am…..

Sometimes, with the struggles of our daily lives and everything around us we get too “caught up” with trying to be something we aren’t and forget who we are along the way. The last couple of months, I have been struggling with so much. Trying to find the answers, trying to figure it all out. At times I felt like God and my faith abandoned me. I started to lose hope in a lot of things. I know we all have been lost, even seen a lot of dark times in our lives. Let me tell you, the struggle is real, and I mean that in all honesty. Life is never easy by no means. Life can be beautiful and challenging all at the same time. But, hey that’s life right?! Sometimes the strongest among us are the ones who smile through silent pain, cry behind closed doors, and fight battles we know nothing about. I know I let out a good cry here and there and that’s okay. Letting out a good cry here and there doesn’t make me weak, it makes me real and human. Even moreso open and honest with you all by telling you all this, but I like to keep it real and 100% with you always.

Sometimes, we need to take a breath and realize, we need to love ourselves wholeheartedly always.  At times, we can let society, the media, our circle of friends, colleagues, family whoever it is tell us what we need to be, who we should be and what we should be doing with our lives. No matter what anyone says, just be yourself. Don’t try to be something your not. Be authentically you. God created us to be unique individuals, and sometimes we need a reminder from time to time. We need to stop comparing ourselves to this person and that person and be comfortable with ourselves and who we are.

I know this is a constant struggle for all of us, myself included. Life isn’t always perfect. With social media ruling over us these days, there’s a constant need to strive for perfection. Just remember, looks can always be deceiving, and nothing is ever as perfect as it seems.  And that’s ok, don’t strive for perfection, try and work through your struggles, learn and grow from it. Add value to your life and purpose that is more fruitful beyond measure. It’s all about perception and what you believe is perfect and right for you. Just remember, you are beautiful, kind, loving, unique, intelligent, humble, and amazing just the way you are. Never forget that. I too, have to remind myself of this all the time, so trust me you’re not alone. I hope this will encourage and motivate us all to never lose sight of who we are and what is important. And if we do, it’s these little reminders and words of wisdom from the big man up above speaking to us always. God’s always on our side watching over us and guiding us along the way. Let’s never forget him, our faith and all he has to show and tell us. No one is you and that is your power.

 

I’ll end by saying, keep your faith. I know it may not seem like it now but listen theres a message in the word always.  This is my message to you today and always. Stay true to yourself, stay inspired, be empowered, have faith, never stop believing in yourself and never give up loves!!

 

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


Strength and Confidence in Style

Posted on: April 20, 2018


The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. I believe confidence and strength on a woman is beautiful. Even when its hard, when times get tough, find your light through the darkness and let it shine. Never let anyone dull your shine. Stay positive, have faith, never give up and never stop believing in yourself loves!

Shop my look

Top: TopShop; Similar  Pants: Nordstrom Halogen Handbag: Chanel

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


No Beauty Shines brighter than that of a Good Heart

Posted on: March 29, 2018

“A woman with a voice, is by definition a strong woman.” 

Take delight in the Lord and he shall give you the desires of your Heart. Psalm 37:4

 

I hope everyone is having a great week so far. This post I’m sharing today is about finding strength, trusting it, reflection and having a good heart. In life, we all go through things that many of us can’t explain or don’t even understand. Sometimes, things happen in our lives, that is so unexpected, heartbreaking and life changing that it effects us in so many different ways. I, myself have been going through a very painful time in my life. Something so painful I wouldn’t wish this kind of pain on anyone. They say that pain changes people. There are two types of pains, one that hurts you and the other that changes you. It can make a person trust less, overthink more and sometimes even shut people out. Pain can also be a motivator for finding strength.

During this time of reflection, heartache, soul searching and guidance through my faith. I’ve seen myself struggle through the pain. I see that pain has changed me in a way where I was at a point where I’ve doubted others and myself. I’ve seen how my pain has hurt me to the core. I’ve even been at a point where I’ve completely shut people out. Not that it was on purpose, not that I didn’t or haven’t valued them, their care or advice. But I couldn’t bare to have my pain and hurt drown in them too. When one experiences pain of this nature, the only natural and human reaction is to feel alone. Leaving you with much doubt –where you begin to question every little thing.

Please know this,  TRUST and BELIEVE if you’re going through any kind of pain or hurt you’re not alone. Even though it feels like you are, you aren’t. I tell myself this everyday, because I still struggle with this from time to time. I also know that it’s easier said than done. What I have learned is that we can’t never allow the pain or hurt to let us lose ourselves in the process. Repeat after me, I matter, I am important and I am enough. These are things I say to myself everyday, although it can be a struggle I still manage to say, believe and repeat it. But hey, trying is half the battle. Sure, I have my moments of sadness, and it’s perfectly normal. Let it out, it’s healthy. We all need a good cry here and there. If we don’t let it out, one of these days you may just explode with an overflow of emotions. But little by little, let it out. Let yourself feel through the pain and hurt. This isn’t something you can prepare yourself for, it’s also isn’t something you can just wake up the next day and just say ok I’m over it. It’s a process, an ebb and flow of ups and downs. Everyday is different. Some days will be good and some days will not be and that’s perfectly fine.

Reflection and Coping….

I reflect, I grieve and I have my ways of coping through it all. We all find ways to deal and cope with things.  I’ve truly appreciated my small inner circle and family for their support, guidance and love during this time. You find that during these times of struggle, you find out whose truly in your corner and by your side.  As far as my time, I try and use my time in a productive way. Whether its keeping myself occupied with work, family, friends or other activities that I enjoy. For instance, I have a passion and love for singing, I have since gotten back into singing, joined a choir and have done a few open mic nights. I found that it has been a way of release and a means to keep my mind off of the pain for the moment in time. I’ve also had the honor and pleasure to guest speak at various business events. Although I’m going through this very painful and tough time in my life, I’d still like to be an advocate and use my voice as a means for positive change and for me its a way to help others and give back, which is my mission and life’s purpose. It truly warms my heart to be able to inspire and empower men and women through this platform. To provide a sense of hope, encouragement and positivity through the lenses of style, beauty, lifestyle as well as real life situations. I hope that my voice, experiences, businesses and words of wisdom provide a sense comfort and strength to all. As well as be a means for positive change not just for ourselves but as a whole.

Let your coping mechanisms be positive and constructive. Don’t let them be ways where it will lead you further down the rabbit whole. If you need to, seek advice from family, your inner circle or even professional help, do so.  Releasing the pain and hurt helps, even if it’s only in the moment it’s conducive to the process. If you can write about it, writing can be very cathartic and helpful too. Let it all out, even if you find yourself getting emotional, LET IT OUT. And remember this is your pain, you’re the one going through this. No matter what advice or what anyone says to you, although the intentions may be for your benefit, this is your process. You handle and you go through the motions how you see fit for yourself. Also, remember to love yourself through it all. Be kind, be gentle to yourself. You’re going through a lot, so don’t be too hard on yourself especially if your trying. Love yourself first and foremost. Take care of you.

Above all, trust and believe that you have the strength, it’s within you.  That voice inside you, that is your inner strength, listen to it. Let it guide and help you through the pain. Sometimes in life, we can’t explain why things happen the way they do. No matter how painful it may be. I can confidently say that I know I’m a good woman, with a good heart and only the purest intentions. But what I have also learned that having a good heart can also cause a tremendous amount of pain and hurt. One thing that I know for sure, I may be going through a tough time now. BUT, this will never stop me from being the woman that I am. No matter how much love and care you have in your heart and even with your good intentions, sometimes not everyone is equipped to handle it, or even grow with you. That’s the tough part, but hey not everyone has the capacity to love the way you love, realize it or see the good, even if it’s starring them right in the face. Sometimes you may be too much goodness and heart that others don’t have the capacity to hold on to it, cherish it and know how to take care of it. I’m content in knowing not to expect a lot in return. But also knowing what I deserve. Even though I know that what I have already matters and I can see the growth potential in all aspects. Not to say you shouldn’t have any expectation but having less expectations saves you from an immense amount of pain. If that makes any sense at all.

Food for thought….

This is what I do know. Here’s the thing about people with good hearts. They give you excuses when you don’t explain yourself. They accept apologies you don’t give. They see the best in you when you don’t need them to. At your worst, they lift you up, even if it means putting their priorities aside. The word “busy” does not exist in their dictionary or vocabulary. They make time, even when you don’t. And you wonder why they’re the most sensitive people. You wonder why they’re the most caring people. You wonder why their existence is not so essential to your well-being. It’s because they don’t make you work hard for the attention they give you. They accept the love they think they’ve earned and you accepted the love you think you’re entitled to. Let me tell you something. Fear the day when a good heart gives up on you. Our skies don’t become grey out of no where. Our sunshine does not allow the darkness to take over for no reason. A heart does not turn cold unless it’s been treated with coldness for awhile. That’s truth and honesty in a nutshell. That’s not bitterness, that true, honest words from someone with a good heart. We don’t just love, we love hard, unconditionally, wholeheartedly and immensely. Find the strength within you to know, no matter what pain can do to you never lose sight of your good heart and pure intentions. Never let pain make you bitter. Turn pain into strength. The road of pain and hurt isn’t easy by no means. Always remember your good heart, you’re a good person and you have the power to be strong, it’s always been inside of you. Never lose sight of your strength and your good heart.

Breathe, and let it go….

Life throws us curve balls, things we can’t explain. They are either there to test us or to strengthen us or even both. I’ve been told that God gives his strongest souls the most challenging feats in life because he knows they can handle it and they will prevail. This hasn’t been easy by no means. But with the grace of God and my faith, I still haven’t lost hope. Turn to your faith and let that be your strength and let that empower you through this time.

Breathe, and let it go. If it’s meant to be it will find it’s way. I firmly believe that. Maybe we’re all experiencing some form of pain for a reason. Sometimes we have to struggle a little to find the deeper meaning behind the message. If you believe in something so much, then keep your faith and find strength through it. When there’s a will there’s a way.  If you’re going through any pain or hurt, remember you’re not alone. I’m here for you. It’s never easy, I’m still going through it. We can remind ourselves of our strengths, our faith and our good hearts. Through it all, we can empower ourselves to find hope, light and positivity through our time of struggle.

 

Remember to never lose faith, never lose hope, never stop believing and never give up! You’re a good soul, a dope soul with a good and pure heart of gold. Never forget that!

 

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


Women’s Wednesdays: Anniesa Hasibuan

Posted on: March 15, 2017

 

As Women’s History month continues, I wanted to show recognition to this remarkable woman. Someone who has redefined culture, impacted the world and fashion and is the epitome of what it is to be a strong, empowering female. Her name has been heard all over the world and rightfully so. At the young age of 28, her designs go beyond fashion, she is not only a designer but an influential role model for many women all over the world. Her name is: Anniesa Hasibuan. If you haven’t heard of her yet, now you have, she is one woman whose unforgettable. A humble, talented women that has made her mark on the world as one of the first Indonesian females to present during NYFW last September.

This NYFW season, I was grateful to attend another show of hers, and I was reluctant to sit front row alongside my fellow Lady Bosses Ellese from Rock Paper Glam and Gina from What The Doost. Each season, I’m in complete awe with all of the creations the designers present during NYFW. Anniesa Hasibuan is one designer who not only creates exceptional pieces but gives a whole new meaning to the word empowerment. Last September, she presented her collection where all her models wore the infamous hijab. The Hijab as been seen on many women all over the world often times as a sign of modesty and privacy. Most often, women have been stereotyped as disempowered and constricted when wearing the hijab. But she quickly changed many perceptions of that in one evening. It’s as if I was transported to another time, where women were seen as equals, where we all stood strong and proud wearing the hijab. In one evening, her impact during NYFW, made a HUGE statement in the most positive ways seen all over the world.   The hijab is now not only seen as a strong symbol for many women around the world, but a big fashion statement that is recognized and seen has something quite powerful.  Despite’s many misconceptions and stereotypes, Anniesa Hasibuan changed the view of many and has made a huge impact on both the world and fashion.

This season, she presented her F/W ’17 collection Drama. Once again, she left us in complete awe with all the glitz and glam. Each model dazzled and shined down the runway, in her hand beaded pieces, full-length detailed skirts and intricate designs accessorized with once again the infamous hijab. Her collection and show uplifted our spirits and left us wanting more. Although the hijabs proved to be the main focus last season that wasn’t the case this season. They blended into the background as the outfits took center stage— but perhaps this was the intention. Her designs modeled and seen on the runway illustrated a strong, elegant, glamorous, empowered woman who had exceptional taste and exuded a luxurious lifestyle and persona. Anniesa has proved to us that she is a women beyond her time that can will continue to make waves and statements for all of us to applaud and follow. It comes to no surprise that Anniesa Hasibuan stunned her audience again with an intense, regal runway show. I’m sure many of you are aware of how we females have felt disempowered in our society lately. After seeing Anniesa’s show and many other designers during NYFW, the presence of the female voice was very strong. Giving us all hope that we can all stand proud, unite together and feel strong, empowered and uplifted.  If you attended any of the shows at NYFW you felt the strong politic presence this season. The feeling and atmosphere was quite powerful. Anniesa Hasibuan not only keeps us fashionable but inspires us to be all we can be no matter what race or culture. More reasons to love her, not just for her fashionable creative talents but her encouraging female spirit.

After seeing her show, I left feeling proud and teary-eyed. Her runway show not only gave me chills, but the message and impact she’s made on the world is truly incredible. There aren’t many women who’ve dared to make a difference, made changes in cultural perspectives and continues to uplift everyone around them but she is one whose done this and so much more. I’m blessed and grateful to witness her journey and see how she’s made a name for herself heard all over the world.  She is a true example of a strong, influential, creative, inspiring lady boss who we all can look up to and follow for years to come.

Behind the Scenes and interview with Anniesa Hasibuan:

 

If you missed this show, watch it here:

What were your thoughts about her runway show? Do you think she’s an inspiration to us all? What are ways that you can inspire, empower and enlighten the world?  Please do share your stories I love hearing from you and please use the hashtags: #SFBWW #SFBInspires #SFBEmpowers

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

 

 


SFB Gets Personal: New Year, New Me: Resolutions and Goals for 2017

Posted on: December 26, 2016

Hi Loves!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I hope it was filled with much love, happiness and joy. The holidays for me were spent with family and friends on the West coast. It was great to see family that my husband and I hadn’t seen in quite some time. As well as, spend some quality time with our immediate family too. As I’ve mentioned before, the holidays and the time of the year, gives me all sorts of the feels, and every year I’m filled with many emotions. Mostly good ones but as I’ve said the holidays and the time of the year always gives me the feels. In just a few days, we turn the page and close the book to 2016 and welcome the new year. Although 2016 was a year filled with much success, love, new friendships, and amazing memories I’m ready to welcome 2017 and see what it has to offer. One of the new things I will add to my blog is a section where I get a little more personal with you al. Although, I feel like I get pretty personal already, I wanted all of you to get to know me a little more. So, for 2017 I will get a little more personal and share more of my life with you all. While also continuing to inspire, enlightened and empower you.

With 2017 just days away, I don’t know about you but I always like to set goals for myself for the new year. Some may refer to them as resolutions, but I like to make goals for myself. Goals that are realistic, positive and ones that will be good for me in the long run. I hope you all can join me and set some goals for yourself as well. We’re all in this together, right?! Set goals that are realistic, ones that you do for you.

 

Here are my Resolutions/Goals for 2017: 

  1. Don’t sweat the small stuff
  2. Try more New Things
  3. Make more time for family and friends
  4. Explore more
  5. Make time for “Me” time
  6. Live more in the moment and never let a day pass you by
  7. Stay fit, Be active and Stay Healthy
  8. Don’t let work get the best of me and know when to step away
  9. Continue to be inspired, enlightened and empowered
  10. Continue to be Happy 🙂

Get to know me more, reasons behind the goals and resolutions: 

One of the things many don’t know, and I will admit is that I wear my heart on my shoulders. I’m human, and someone who cares and one who has a big heart. And at times, I can let me emotions get the best of me. I often let things get to me more so than they should. I tend to “sweat” (so to speak) the small stuff and let it get the best of me. But for 2017, I will try my best to not to be bothered by things so easily and to not sweat the small stuff.

Sometimes, I can get too involved in my work (because I love what I do, and feel very passionate about it) that I don’t know when to step away. For 2017, I will learn to make more time for myself, my husband, my family and friends. Work will always be there, and I will remain dedicated to my life’s passion, while also making more time for the people I love and care about. I’ll also know when to turn the phone off and step away. For 2017, I will be more conscientious to turn off and step away ( the phone and computer and from work). I’ll live more in the moment and never let anything pass me by.

As a blogger,  avid photo taker and IGer– I will admit that I have become overly obsessed in trying to get the “perfect shot.” Sometimes, I will admit I strive for perfection way too much. But I’ve also learned that it’s  ok to not be so perfect. I mean, imperfections is what makes us all unique in our own way. So, maybe I won’t have the perfect photo every time, that’s ok by me. For 2017, I will learn to love my imperfections while continuing to stay true to myself.

I’ve always lived by the rule: It’s ok to indulge one in awhile. But like many of us, I too can get carried away with that saying. But I’m turning the tables and getting back on track. I truly believe that 2017 is my year, and the year for all of us. For 2017, I will commit to staying fit, being active and healthy. We only have one life and body so we gotta treat it right, right?! So whose with me?

I like to call myself an adventurous soul, who loves learning and trying new things. I want to continue this for the new year and years to come. I don’t want to limit myself and I want to be more open to new things. So for 2017, I will continue to be open to trying and learning new things.

And lastly, although I characterize myself as a very happy and content person. I always set this goal for myself every year. There were times in my life where I wasn’t so happy and content, but I left those dark days behind me and have been so much happier ever since. I mean it’s not hard to stay happy when you have the love of your life by your side, great friends who are like family and family whose been by my side through and through. So for 2017, I’ll continue to be happy and I hope my happiness can add sunshine to your lives too!

I look forward to sharing more about myself with you all, more on beauty, fashion, lifestyle and travel, and continue to inspire, empower and enlighten you in 2017! Let’s make 2017 AMAZING!!

What are your goals/resolutions for 2017?

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


Cozy, Casual Fashion

Posted on: November 4, 2016

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Happy Friday Loves! I hope everyone is having a fabulous day and week. I wanted to share this outfit and photos with you from our trip to the U.K. back in September. I know I’m a little behind on my travel diaries post, but don’t worry it’s coming to the blog VERY soon. Stay tuned!

My husband and I travelled to the beautiful U.K. for our Anniversary trip. We were celebrating 3 years of being happily married. Here we are in Edinburgh, Scotland. While in Scotland and the U.K. we enjoyed the beautiful Fall weather along with the gorgeous foliage and crisp air on this side of the world. If you ever get the chance I highly recommend you visit Scotland and all over the U.K. it’s simply magical.

During my travels, I like to feel cozy, comfy but stylish all at the same time. This was the perfect outfit to walk around and tour the city. These flats by the way are the most comfortable pair of shoes I’ve ever owned. We walked were the ultimate tourist walking and explore all over. You’d think my feet would be so sore, but they felt glorious. Be sure to check out the brand: Gentle Souls by Kenneth Cole, it’s like walking on clouds. Trust me you’ll love the brand and your feet will be thanking you. Not only is this outfit comfy, stylish, casual, but it’s also perfect for Fall. The bomber coat is so on trend right now, you’ll want to jump on the bandwagon and get one for yourself. Not to mention, a great staple piece to have in your wardrobe. And this bomber jacket right here is still available at Zara for only $39.90. You can’t beat that!  Shop my look and get all the details to my outfit below. I hope everyones having a great week and enjoying the weather back home!

As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey. I hope you love this outfit as much as I do. Would love to see and hear all about your fashion go-to’s and style tips. Comment below, write to me or share you’re photos by using the hashtag: #SFBFashion. <3

 

 

SHOP MY LOOK

BACKPACK: Sol and Selene “All-Start” Backpack in Grey

SUNGLASSES: Smoke x Mirrors Volunteer Sunnies in Blue Glam/Matte Silver w/ Brown Lenses

FLATS: Gentle Souls Portobello Penny Loafers in Gold

BOMBER JACKET: Zara Bomber Jacket in the Color Khaki

BLACK T-SHIRT: James Perse Relaxed Casual T-Shirt in Black

BLACK DENIM: J. Brand Maria High-Rise Super Skinny In Seriously Black 

HAT: Janessa Leone lla Wide Brimmed Fedora in Black 


A Tribute to Modern Femininity: Say Sì

Posted on: November 1, 2016

 

Looking for the perfect Autumn + Holiday scent and lip shades??

Look no further, today I’m teaming up with Influenster and Armani Beauty to tell you all about Say Sì Eau De Parfum and Armani Beauty’s Lip Maestros.

Do you consider yourself a woman whose passionate about life, accomplished, audacious in your own right and the perfect balance between glamour and chic?? Say Sì Intense Eau de Parfum is the perfect scent for the modern day woman. A woman who enjoys saying yes to her most vibrant emotions. One whose stylish, passionate and craves an unexpected adventure. All things I’d like to characterize myself and more. But aside from how it makes me feel and how I’d like to describe myself, the scent is absolutely sensational–you’ll be turning heads and attracting so many as you walk by them. Thanks to Armani Beauty and Influenster for gifting me this scent. And after trying this out, I knew it was one I’d love and one to share with everyone. It may be intense but nothing too overpowering or strong, nothing you or I couldn’t handle.  I love this scent so much, and so does my husband. He finds its invigorating and absolutely LOVES the scent on me. This fragrance screams: elegance, sophistication, style and glam all at the same time. This is one scent you’ll want to own, now available at: sephora.com, macys.com and armanibeauty.com. Buy yours today!

Sì Eau de Parfum Intense accentuates the sensual and elegant facets of the Armani woman. The duality of an extremely seductive blackcurrant neo jungle essence, with just a hint of silky freesia, and a timeless chic intense chypre accord. A fragrance of passion, softly powerful, assertive and unmistakably feminine. (ArmaniBeauty.com)

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If your in search for the perfect shade of red this holiday season, this is one lip shade you’ll want to own. Perfect for the holiday season— Armani Beauty’s Lip Maestro’s in the shades 400 and 201. It feels like butter on your lips–so rich, fine in texture, intense color pay off,  drys matte and long-lasting. Perfect for my long hour work days, doesn’t transfer, and super hydrating. All things I look for when I’m in need of a new lip color. An intense matte shade that last up to 8 hrs with very little need for reapplication, this is one lip product you’ll want to try and own. Be sure to check out Lip Maestro by Armani Beauty now available at armanibeauty.com and sephora.com

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I received these Giorgio Armani Beauty products complimentary but all opinions are my own. Be sure to try these out and if you do please do share using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty.


Halloween Inspiration Looks

Posted on: October 18, 2016

Not sure what to be for Halloween this year??

Well, you’re in luck, here are some Halloween Inspiration looks I created. Maybe one or all of these inspo looks may be something you’ll try this Halloween.

For the first look, I was inspired by none other than Snapchat. One of my fave filters is the Deer filter. I like the voice changer on this feature is just too cute.  So I decided to recreate the filter.

These are the products I used. I always start off by priming my face with Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional, then I do my eyes and then the face.

 Halloween Inspo Look #1 

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 Eyes: 

NYX Cosmetics: Eyeshadow Base in shade ESB03

Lorac Cosmetics: Entire Lids: Lorac Pro Matte Palette using Bare and Latte, Crease: mix Corduroy and Chocolate and blend together and blend out. Middle of the Lid: Lorac eyeshadow in shade Inspiration.

Inglot Cosmetics : Gel Eyeliner in shade 77

Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Chocolate. To create brow hairs similar to deers (for a more realistic effect), I used the Anastasia BH Brow Wiz and created fine lines. I also used NYX Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil in Black and created more fine lines.

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Face: 

 

Foundation: Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless oil-free O2 Foundation in shade Hazelnut

Face Powder: Neutrogena Skinclearing Mineral powder in shade Honey Beige 70

Translucent Face Powder: Laura Mercier

Highlight: Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in shade: Soft and Gentle

Concealer: NYX Cosmetics Full Coverage Concealer in shade CJ01 Porcelain & Inglot Cream Concealer in the shade Anticeme Creme

Nose: Anastasia Contour Kit Medium to Tan using the darkest shade down the sides of my nose connecting up to my eyes.  Down the middle I used a little of Inglot cream concealer in shade Anticrime creme and blended it. I used a white eyeshadow from the Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette to prevent creasing. For the tip of my nose, I used Inglots gel eyeliner in shade 77. To prevent creasing on my nose I patted the black eyeshadow from Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette.

Dots: I used white face paint

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 Lips: 

Top lip: Tarte Cosmetics Dry matte lip paints in the color Naughty (Black)

Bottom Lip: Esos lip balm and then using Chanel’s Pinceau Levres Biseaute Angled Lip Brush and pat on Lorac Cosmetics eyeshadow color Inspiration to match the eyelids

And that’s the complete look with all the products I used to create this inspired look. I hope you try this look out and have fun with it, I sure did.

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HALLOWEEN INSPO LOOK #2 

Sexy Kitten 

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Eyes

Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer base in the color Sin

NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in the color 601 Black bean, I used this all over my lid and smoked it out. Creating a base for my smokey eye. Blended the base out to begin the smokey effect. Proceed with eyeshadows to place over the base. (To prevent creasing)

Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, mixing the colors Blackout and Pistol for my crease. I also mixed the colors Verve and Snakebite to add a little sparkle to the crease. Blending all the colors and smoking them out, giving you the smoky effect. For the lids I used the colors Half-baked and Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette color Gold.

For eyeliner I used Inglot’s gel liner in shade 77, creating my signature winged line. I made my wing a little thicker.

To create the lines and point in the inner cover of the eyes use L’Oreal’s Infallible sculpt eyeliner in the color 904 black. Use the same line to create the whiskers and dots below your nose.

For the waterline I used NYX Cosmetics eyeliner pencil in the color black. I also used Inglot’s gel liner in black below my water line and midway below my water line and smudge it out. Then I used the gold eyeshadow (Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette) for below my waterline to the inner corners of my eye. Give the look a little dimension and making my eyes POP!

 

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Face

Stowaway Cosmetics Radiant Complexion BB Cream in Shade Medium

Highlight: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Moonlight

Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, I mixed the medium shade and dark shade blended the two colors and chiseled  and contoured my face. Enhancing my cheekbones and features.

Face Powder: Chanel in shade Les Beiges

Blush: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Chroma

Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in shade Warm: Medium-Dark. Blend using beauty blender.

Translucent Setting Powder: Laura Mercier (For under eyes, forehead, bridge of my nose, chin, below my contour)

Nose: Use Inglot’s gel liner in shade 77 and then use black eyeshadow (Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette) over the liner to prevent creasing and movement.

 

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Lips

Top Lip: Tarte Cosmetics Dry Matte Lipstick Paint sticks in the shade Naughty (Black)

Bottom Lip: L’oreals Lipstick in the color 406 Zoe’s Red

So for this look, I took my go to smokey eye look and just deepened it up a bit. Added some cat features,  a cat ears headband  turtleneck sweater and my Saint Laurent Leather jacket. And thats the complete look. Simple and easy, definitely something you can wear out if your looking for something last minute.  Here are the products I used for this inspo look.

 

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Halloween Inspo Look #3

Easy Sugar Skull 

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Face

Left Side of the Face: Hourglass Veil Foundation in shade Beige

Right Side: White Cream Make up face paint

Left side Concealer: Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer in shade Light

Face Powder: Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in the shade Warm Natural

Translucent Setting Powder: Airspun loose Powder

Powder for Right Side of Face: Sonia Kashuk Brightening powder

Blush: Chanel Powder blush in the color Rose Petal

Highlight: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Moonlight

Contour: Lorac Pro Contour Palette

Eyebrow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil in the color Chocolate

Lines and designs : L’Oreal infallible sculpt liquid eyeliner

Eyes:

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Left Side: Inglot’s Gel eyeliner in the shade 77 Black

Right Side: Creating a circle or an oval around the eye and over the eyebrows, use Inglot’s gel liner, then fill in all black. To prevent creasing and movement use a black eyeshadow to set the black around the eye. I used the black and sparkle olive green shadows from my Be Bella Cosmetics eyeshadow palette. Smudge and smoke out around the eye area.

Lips:

 

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Red Lips: Palladio Cosmetics Lip liner in the color Rockin’ Red, top it off with Revlon’s Lipstick in the color True Red

Black Lips: Jordana Cosmetics Sweet Cream Matte liquid Lip Color in the color Witchy Night

Top off the look with a flower crown as seen here. I bought mine at the Halloween store, but you could totally make one of your own using real flowers or even silk flowers. The choice is all up to you. This look is easy and fun to create. I also created loose curls to make the look more feminine and sweet as oppose to scary and gorey, but it’s totally up to you. Still a fun look overall.

Halloween Inspo Look #4 

Dia De Los Muertos inspired by @SincerelyJules look 

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Eyes: 

Creating a circles or oval shapes around the eyes and over the eyebrows, using Inglot’s gel liner, fill in all black. To prevent creasing and movement use a black eyeshadow to set the black around the eye. I used the black and a mixture of blue  shadows from my Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics eyeshadow palette. Smudge and smoke out around the eye area. Once all the eyes are filled in black, create half circle or petals around the eyes as seen above. Once you’ve created your flower eyes, fill in the petals with blue shadows (from my Eyes Lips Faces eyeshadow palette). For each petal I added some rhinestones (these stones are ones you’d use on your nails, I bought these from Sally’s Beauty Supply store). I applied them with Duo glue, the kind of glue you’d use for false eyelashes.

** You can use any colors you’d like to create this look. These are the colors I chose when I decided to create this look. But it’s up to you, have fun with it, have fun with make up and colors 🙂 **

Face:

Concealer: Inglot Cream Concealer in the shade Anticeme Creme

All over the Face: White Face Paint

Face Powder: Sonia Kashuk Brightening Powder

Nose: Inglot’s Gel Liner, Black Eyeshadow Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette

Blush+ Contour: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics in the color Beach Please, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit

Lines+ Designs: Starlet Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil in the color Black The total absence of light & L’oreal’s Infallible Sculpt liquid eyeliner in the color black

Lips: 

Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick in the color Soft Maeve

Finish off the look with a floral crown and dress in all black. All black everything my go to look. Or you can totally be festive and wear a traditional Day of the Dead attire, the choice is yours. Just have fun when creating all these looks, I did and I’m sure you will too. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I did. I’d love to see you all recreate these looks, and if you decide to do so please share your photos using the hashtags: #SFBBeauty #SFBHalloweenInspoLooks

As always, thanks so much for reading, following along and I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a lovely Halloween loves!!

 

 


NYFWSS17 RECAP

Posted on: September 30, 2016

New York Fashion Week (NYFW) has come and gone. Another season added to the books. Although it was a crazy and SUPER busy week, I had so much fun!! I can’t wait until next season. This season I attended a few shows and events, met old and new friends. All in all, a fun and event[FULL] week. Here’s a recap along with photos from the shows, presentations and events I attended. I wasn’t able to attend every show and event, but I hope you were able to catch all my adventures and fun during NYFW on my Snapchat.

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The shows I attended:

Marissa Webb

Fashion Palette’s Australian RTW SS17 Collection (Multiple Designers)

Leanne Marshall

Dan Liu

Tommy Hilfiger x Gigi Hadid SS17

Rebecca Minkoff

Style NYFW (Multiple Designers)

Anniesa Hasibuan SS17

Brock Collection MADE NYFW

ART <3’S FASHION (Multiple Designers)

The Set NYFW

Jasmine Chong Presentation

Olivine Gabbro

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Event’s Attended:

Shop style Social House

Kimora Lee X Harper’s Bazaar at Bloomingdales

Rihanna X Bergdorf Goodman

X Jewellery X My Fashion Guitar Kickoff NYFW

Coterie X Mercer Hotel (Lounge)

Walk In Closet Event at W Residences

Daniel Gregory Natale Event

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What we can look forward to in Fashion for Spring/Summer 2017: patterns, prints, bold colors, flowy gowns, trains, capes, beaded details, fringe, ethereal vibes, and ruffles. One things for sure I’ll definitely be rocking some of these styles come Spring/Summer of 2017. My closet and me CAN’T WAIT!!

What style will you rock next Spring/Summer 2017?

I’d love to hear you, comment below or write to me. Please do share your fashion secrets and what style you’ll be rocking come Spring/Summer 2017, us the hashtag: #SFBFashion.

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