SFB Beauty: Kopari with Me

Posted on: June 13, 2017

Hey there Loves!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far! With the Summer weather in full swing, I wanted to share with you a brand and their products that I’m absolutely loving!

I’ve told you before, I have a huge obsession with coconuts. I also shared all the amazing benefits they have for your overall health and even beauty. If you missed that post you can read all about it here. A few post ago on my Instagram, I shared my newest product obsession with the brand Kopari. Kopari, is a slimmed-down version of the word ‘kopparai’ in Indian it means coconut. Coconut’s are the fruit of all fruits that have the most amazing benefits.

Coconuts are a delicious and nutritious source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. It has tons of calcium, potassium, and magnesium, as well as plenty of electrolytes. Coconuts are full of diverse health benefits from protecting against heart diseases to preventing tooth decay! They can also protect against heart disease by increasing good cholesterol and lowering the ratio of bad and good cholesterol. They help treat malnutrition because it is easy to digest and absorb. Coconut’s also have great beauty benefits too.

Coconut oil can make your skin feel and look radiant! Who doesn’t want glowing skin!!? You skin feels smooth, hydrated, supple and moisturized. Coconut oil is made with fatty acids and the good kind that have great overall benefits: Lauric, Capric and Caprylic acids. These are good fats that help keep skin hydrated and super soft. Most importantly, it contains vitamin E , which is loaded with antioxidants to keep skin ageless and protect against dryness. Great anti-aging components that will keep us looking beautiful and youthful. Not only does coconut oil do wonders on your skin but your hair too. Coconut oil can make your hair look and feel soft, luscious, strong, shiny and healthy. Coconuts are full of restorative proteins and vitamin E which help to increase body and shine to your hair.

Kopari takes coconut oil to the next level… Only using pure, innovative, organic ingredients to enhance its overall performance. Now, how can you not want to try Kopari after all hearing all of it’s amazing benefits.

Say Aloha to Kopari Beauty—where every product starts with 100% organic coconut oil and is made with the purest intentions. So you always know your beauty is safe with us. And best of all, performs like a dream.

With Kopari, you can coconut with confidence because:

  • We use 100% pure, organic coconut oil sourced from the Philippines.
  • All of our products are made as natural as possible with the safest ingredients. Pinky swear.
  • No sulfates. No silicones. No parabens. No GMOs. No toxins. No kidding.
  • We don’t compromise performance (nope, not ever). Our products are absolutely effective, salon quality, spa-worthy, beauty bombshells.
  • We use the right blend of pure ingredients with cutting-edge chemistry to enhance the benefits of coconut oil. This secret sauce delivers better results than conventional products.
  • We believe in being totally transparent about our formulas and stand by every ingredient decision we make. No really, ask us anything.

It’s made out of only the purest and organic ingredients. How does Kopari’s coconut oil differ from other coconut oils? Kopari’s coconut oil isn’t like your typical cooking oil. It’s not yellowish like most coconut oils, it’s clear, white and non- fragrant. It’s paradise in a jar, literally!  In fact, it’s strictly for all things beauty related. High quality coconut oil for the skin and hair, sustainably sourced from a small family farm in the Philippine islands.  So, I can tell you from personal experience– Kopari’s products are highly organic and pure. Another plus, they’re from my native homeland of the Philippines, where I can guarantee you everything there is not only beautiful but pure and honest. All there products in my opinion, are must-haves and great for the Summer season.  {The result? The highest quality coconut oil with the finest aroma, absorption, and texture. The bottom line is we love and nurture our coconuts every step of the way so we can consistently deliver you the most high-end product. Discover what thousands of Kopari fans have said about our Coconut Melt… this is no “grocery grade” oil and will become a staple in your beauty regimen}!

My absolute favorite product from Kopari is their Organic Coconut Melt . This is the holy grail of all Coconut oils. It’s straight up 100% coconut oil that’s so pure you’ll truly be amazed! I absolutely love coconut oil, especially this product from Kopari. There are so many ways to use it, here are ways you can incorporate Kopari’s Organic Coconut melt  into your beauty routine and reap all it’s necessary benefits.

7 Ways to Use Coconut Melt and it’s benefits: 

  • All over Moisturizer for your body
  • Under eye moisturizer to rid those dark circles and tired eyes, it plumps up the skin underneath your eyes. Leaving you looking more awake, youthful and the skin moisturized and hydrated
  • Deep conditioner for your hair — leaves hair feeling soft, looking healthy, strong and luscious (Focusing on your ends (the dries part of our hair))
  • Moisturize and hydrate your lips with a small amount
  • Use in place of shaving cream for a dry shave– leaves your skin feeling super moisturized, soft and glowing
  • For all those Mama’s to be use coconut oil as a topical treatment to reduce the signs of stretch marks  use a small amount around your growing belly to keep the skin looking and feeling smooth and moisturized
  • Use the coconut melt as a natural make-up remover– it nourish your lashes and skin. The best product to use to get even the toughest make up off your skin. Leaving you with soft, moisturized and hydrated skin.

The overall benefits—-It leaves your skin feeling and looking soft, hydrated and moisturized. The results will amaze you. Your skin will be glowing and radiant, I guarantee it!

If your looking for an added glow, that sun-kissed look, try another one of my favorites from Kopari– Coconut Body Glow. Whether your on the beach or just want that effortless sun-kissed glow all year round, this product does the trick. It’s lightweight, non- greasy and you’ll smell like pure coconut gardenia paradise. So get your glow on today with Kopari.

And because I love you guys so much and I believe in sharing all my tips and tricks along with my beauty secrets– I want you to try and get your hands on Kopari products today. Click the link: http://rwrd.io/ssnim52 to receive 10% OFF your first order!

So, what are you waiting for, click the link and get your Kopari on today! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Feel and smell like paradise all year round, you’ll love Kopari just has much as I do!

There you have it guys, my confessions and obsessions with Coconuts, coconut oil and Kopari. Do me a favor and try these products or all of Kopari’s product line this Summer. If you ever have any questions or concerns, I’m always here to listen and give the best advice I can to suit your needs. Please feel free to always comment below or even write to me at: emilysotera@socialfashionistabeauty.com. I also love interacting with you all via social media. Feel free to send me a IG Direct Message as some of you already do.

 

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


Friends giving 2016

Posted on: December 1, 2016

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This year my husband and I hosted our 3rd annual Friendsgiving. An evening filled with lots of laughs, love and a whole lot of food. We definitely feasted that evening. I may have gone a little overboard on the food–let’s just say that  it was enough to feed an army. Another fact about me:  I enjoy hosting, entertaining, cooking and creating recipes to share with everyone. All I can say is that it was worth it and I’d do it all over again in a heartbeat. To be honest, I didn’t take many photos from the evening, why you ask? Although, I enjoy capturing all of life’s moments. I simply wanted to enjoy the evening with our friends and take in the moment. If you follow me on Snapchat (SocFashBeaut17) then you saw a glimpse of the festivities. I love this time of the year, it gives me all kinds of feels. It made me realize even more how blessed, grateful and thankful my husband and I are for family and friends.

Before every Friendsgiving I also prep before the evening. I think of the menu, tablescape and home decor for the evening. My go to source for inspiration is Pinterest. Pinterest is a great resource for all sorts of things, definitely a website to check out if you haven’t already. As for the invitations I make sure to send them out way in advance to give our guest ample time to make work out their schedules. I love a good handwritten letter any day. I’m all about personal notes and touches. But since we live in a Social Media and Tech day in age my go to source to send out invitations is via Evite. It’s user friendly, it has a variety of invitation templates to choose from and your guest will receive your invite instantly via email. Simple, fast and easy. Our theme for the evening was Chic Holiday Glam using accents of Silver and Gold. I love having fresh flowers and candles to add to the table. Fresh roses are beautiful, they smell great and they make for a great centerpiece for any table spread. Candles add a nice touch to your tablescape and home decor. Giving off that intimate and homey feel.  I added some glitter pine cones, votive candle holders, gourds and painter hurricanes. With little accents here and there, I kept the tablescapes and decor simple, elegant and chic. 

For the Appetizer Table: I added a few gourds to the table I thought they fit perfectly for Fall and our Friendsgiving theme. I filled some silver painted hurricanes with old wine corks and filled red mason jars with flowers to complete the table spread. 

For the Main Dining Table: I had fresh flowers in low vases and glass hurricanes with floating candles as the main centerpieces. I added a few glitter pine cones as table accents. 

Most of my tablescape decor came from: Michaels, Party City, Pier 1, Target, and Home Goods.

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Give Thanks Banner

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Thanksgiving Napkins

Plates 

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Cheers Marquee Light

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Give Thanks Sign

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The Menu 

Appetizers

Sweet Potato Bites

Apple Roast Beef Crostini’s with Honey Drizzle

Cranberry and Pomegranate Crostini’s

Assorted Cheese, Grapes, Crackers and Almonds

Main Courses

All Organic and Gluten-Free (Minus the Dinner rolls)

Baked Mac and Cheese

Roasted Garlic Parmesan String Beans

Roasted Garlic Parmesan Brussel Sprouts

Pesto Pasta

Roast Parmesan Cauliflower

Roast Balsamic Brussel Sprouts with Turkey Bacon

Cranberry Stuffing

Mash Potatoes

Gravy

Honey Roasted Carrots

Turkey

CornBread

Hawaiian Dinner Rolls

Dessert

Mini Salted Caramel Apple Pies

Mini Nutella Filled Donuts

Nutella Donuts

Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

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[PHOTO ABOVE TAKEN BY ENLIGHTENEDBYBRAVERY]

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This year, we welcomed old and new friends and family to our home. Our Friendsgiving was filled with many fond moments that we can add to the book of memories we’ve compiled over the years. After eating, we enjoyed some laughs, drank wine and played a few fun rounds of Charades. All in all the evening was fun and enjoyable. We thank everyone who came and enjoyed the evening with us. We’re thankful, grateful and blessed to have you all in our lives. Thankful to see another year and share a wonderful evening with friends who’ve become family. Our hearts are overjoyed with so much love and I know how tummies were filled and stuffed with delicious food. Thankful, grateful and happy to end 2016 on a good note and with more memories to cherish forever. May we continue to celebrate the good times in our lives together in the years to come. 

What are you thankful for this year? 

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

 


My Dream South Beach

Posted on: September 29, 2016

Welcome to Miami, Bienvenido A Miami!

Who doesn’t love a good getaway….. This quick , yet fun escape destination was Miami! I stayed at the beautiful Dream South Beach  located on the famous Collins Avenue. This ever so chic, upscale and art-deco inspired boutique hotel was the absolute dream.  The the perfect location to unwind and relax for the weekend. The Dream South Beach is within walking distance to just about anything: Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, restaurants, shopping, the beach you name it. The hotel features a rooftop pool, lounge, spa and a Mexican restaurant. Whatever you decide to do during your visit, your guaranteed a great time.

Miami is always fun, the perfect travel destination to celebrate a milestone birthday or any celebration for that matter. The perfect weekend for fun in the sun, family bonding and celebrating with my girls.

We had an amazing weekend in Miami and at the Dream South Beach. Thank you to the staff at the Dream South Beach, we had a fantastic time! Thank you for making sure our stay was nothing short from spectacular. It was very hard for us to say goodbye, but until next time. Miami is just a quick flight away, hopefully I’ll be back soon!

Thank You Dream Hotel Miami Beach for having me, looking forward to my next stay. #Sponsor #Collaboration

Book your next stay at the Dream South Beach.

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Swimsuit: Eco Swim By Aqua Green

Bottoms:  https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/eco-swim-solid-high-class-bikini-bottom-8132491/?color=9325

Cover-Up: Eco Swim

Tote: Kayu Designs

Shorts: H&M 

Sandals: Birkenstock

Hat: J.Crew

Sunglasses: Karen Walker

Hat: Eugenia Kim Hat 

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Dress: Oasis Cuba Cami Maxi Dress, Multicolor

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Dress: SheSimplyShops

Sunglasses: Quay Australia “On The Prowl”

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Ballerina Botanicals X Social Fashionista Beauty

Posted on: August 9, 2016

Today I’m talkin’ about skin and telling you all about Ballerina Botanicals.

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Every now and then life can be exhausting… Not only does it take a toll on your body, but your skin as well. While trying to juggle work, travels, and time with my husband, friends and family, I always try and make time for myself and my skin.

If you don’t know by now, one thing to know about me is that: I like to take good care of my skin + body. While I strive to live a healthy life, I like to do the same for my skin. When you eat right, exercise, it’ll also show in your skin as well. Leaving you with radiant, glowing healthy skin. With a little help from the right skincare products. If you haven’t checked out my skincare routine head on over to that post and check out my 11 steps to keeping my skin clean, fresh, hydrated and rejuvenated. My updated skincare routine is coming to the blog soon.

Today, I want to tell you all about this organic and holistic skincare company: Ballerina Botanicals. Ballerina Botanicals is an organic skincare company that strives to keeping skincare simple and natural. Their holistic approach to life is simple, same goes for their products. They stir clear of any harmful toxins and other chemicals that half the time we can’t pronounce. All their products contain 100% pure therapeutic essential oils and are all organic based. They use only the best of the best for their product and they strive to keeping their brand and products cruelty-free and toxic-free. I love how they believe that less is truly more and that what they strive on for their brand and products. I admire their efforts in keeping their products simple, using only organic based ingredients and creating a products that one could really benefit from.

When, Michaelene the owner of Ballerina Botanicals reached out to me and wanted to work together and collaborate. I was thrilled, but also hesitant as well. I wanted to be straight forward and honest with her. My skin is quite sensitive and at times acne-prone. But after reading more about the brand and what they’re all about, I decided to go ahead and try it out. She sent me their best -seller: The Develope Detox mask.

After a few uses of the mask when needed, and as directed I noticed a change in my skin. It definitely cleared up my skin from any blemishes, stress related marks as well as hydrated my skin. My skin’s never looked better. I’ve received many compliments about my skin and I tell them about the mask and Ballerina Botanicals. This is one brand and product that i’ll continue to use and recommend. I love it so much, i’ve incorporated the mask it into my skincare regiment, which i’ll talk about in my updated skincare post, coming soon!

Below i’ve listed more information from their website on the product and what it’s suppose to do for your skin, how to use it and the ingredients used in the product.

[http://www.ballerinabotanicals.com/listing/287210183/organic-charcoal-mask-with-bentonite]

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What it’s suppose to do for your skin: 

Our Activated Charcoal Facial Mask is formulated with detoxifying, cleansing, and healing benefits. Unlike most masks, ours will not dry out or crack while using it. We use coconut oil and Aloe Vera in this mask to hydrate the skin and leave you feeling revitalized! It will strip your skin of any harmful toxins. Tea Tree oil in this mask makes it great for anyone with oily skin or breakouts. All Natural. GMO Free.

Directions: 

Use 1x per week for best results. After cleansing, massage onto skin a thick layer and leave it on for 20 minutes. Use our hydrating face cream right after rinsing. Test on arm before using on face

Activated charcoal draws out toxins and pulls every impurity out of the pores making it great for treating acne and blemishes

INGREDIENT HIGHLIGHTS: 

*Bentonite clay absorbs and rids all the toxins that have been drawn out by the charcoal. It is a healing clay that reduces inflammation. It also has an abundance of vitamins and minerals to nourish the skin.

*Activated charcoal draws out toxins and pulls every impurity out of the pores making it great for treating acne and blemishes

INGREDIENT LIST:

bentonite clay, activated charcoal, organic aloe Vera, Manuka honey, extra virgin coconut oil, elderberry extract, lavender essential oil, tea tree essential oil, lemon essential oil

For Free shipping on US orders over $75 use PROMO coupon code FREESHIP75. Handmade in the USA. (4 oz glass jar) 

Thank so much to Ballerina Botanicals for collaborating and partnering up with me for this post. All thoughts for this post is my own aside from product information from the companies website.

For more information on Ballerina Botanicals go to: http://www.ballerinabotanicals.com

What are some products that you use? Comment below, I love hearing from you!

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