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!


Fall Rocker Chic

Posted on: October 19, 2018

Happy Fall! I feel the chill in the air and Pumpkin Spice and Chai lattes are back in stock. Pumpkins and gourds on every street corner in preparation for Halloween just around the corner. Changing things up and bringing some Fall color into my wardrobe. For this look I was feeling Rocker chic edgy street style vibes by incorporation darker hues perfect for Fall. Stay tuned for more Fall inspired looks coming soon!!

Outfit Details

Top: Vici | Leather Jacket: Zara | Leggings: Revolve   |Shoes: Vici

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

 

 


TOP FALL 2018 TRENDS

Posted on: October 5, 2018

It’s officially FALL! New season, means new trends. Here are some of my faves for this season. I always love hearing from you, let me know what your most excited to seeing and trying out the most.

 

Animal Prints

I’ve always been a fan of this print, and you can never go wrong with it. Try it out

Bold Lips 


Who doesn’t LOVE a bold lip, I sure do!

Power Pant Suits

I love a good pant suit, dress it up, down, go casual. No matter how you style it, you’ll be so on trend and Tre chic!

Minimalistic Make-Up

There’s always time for glam, but less can also be more too. Try the no make up, make up look

Pajama Pants OOTD

I love the whole bedtime fashion concept, comfort + style is always a winner in my book

Medium/Long Hairstyles with a slight Wave

 

Definitely my newest and fave hairstyle look. I’ve always been a fan of long locks, but change is good. Have fun with your hair, change it up, don’t worry it’ll grow back!

All I see is shades of RED 


Who doesn’t LOVE the color red, great color especially for FALL! Add a POP of color like RED and trust me you won’t be disappointed!

 

Handbags MY LOVE, but What’s in style Smaller sized bags

So chic, cute and oh so trendy! My motto, Accessorize, Accessorize, Accessorize. Accessories really bring an outfit together!

 

What are some of your fave trends that your looking forward to wear and try? Let me know I’d love to hear from you!

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


SFB Fall Look: Shades of Olive Green

Posted on: September 28, 2018

 

“I have always believed that fashion was not only to make women more beautiful, but also to reassure them, give them confidence.” — Yves Saint Laurent

I love taking great staple pieces and dressing them up and accessorizing! When you look good you feel even better. Loved this look that I styled. I wore this outfit to a Red Carpet event in New York City. It was super chic and fashionable. A simple look, but super glam all at the same time. I paired it with these stunning rose gold heels by Who What Wear. What I also love about this look its very versatile. You can dress it up, down, whatever you decide you’ll be looking fashionable and fabulous.

If your looking to style this for a more dressed down, casual look, pair it with some white sneakers and a jean jacket. For a more dressy night out look wear some fun black patterned tights, black or tan knee high boots and either a black blazer or even an overcoat. The possibilities are endless with this number. I would definitely wear this look again, and definitely style it in different ways. I’ll most definitely share via Instagram,  Pinterest, and my other social media platforms.

If you aren’t following along already, please do subscribe, follow and share! You won’t be disappointed!!

Instagram: @SocialFashionistaBeauty

Pinterest: SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY

Twitter: @SocFashBeauty17 

 

Shop My Look 

Dress: H&M (old) Similar, Similar , Similar| Shoes: Who What Wear | Purse: Prada |

Sunglasses: Privé Revaux |

Style Options

Sneakers: Cole Haan | |Denim Jacket: Madewell |Boots: Stuart Weitzman 

Blazer: Lioness | Patterned Tights: Calzedonia | Overcoat: Pretty Little Things

What colors do you like wearing during the Fall? Please do share, I LOVE hearing from you!

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


SFB Beauty: Benefits of Dry Brushing

Posted on: September 11, 2018

 

Dry Brushing…. I know what your thinking—what is this and it sounds so barbaric. This beauty technique has been around for decades and making it’s way back into mainstream beauty and here’s why. Dry brushing has been known for it’s many benefits, its not expensive at all, it’s so simple and heres what it does:

Helps shed dead skin cells (and encourages new cell renewal),

Gives you smoother and brighter skin.

It can also help with any pesky ingrown hairs

Aids and assists in improving vascular blood circulation and lymphatic drainage

You know me I’ve always believed in the idea, “Sharing is caring” and when I tell you this technique works it absolutely does. Take time for yourself for a change, make self-care a priority, because it is and it’s important. It goes hand in hand with your health and overall well-being. So, why not try it out, you won’t be disappointed!!

4 Reasons Why you Should Start Dry Brushing

 

#1. INCREASE CIRCULATION


 

Not to sound too scientific or spiritual, but circulation is what sustains us and blood flow is the life force within us. For real. Our circulatory system is the pathway that supplies vital nutrients + oxygen to every part of our body and pushes waste and toxins out. Slow or stagnant circulation can cause some serious issues for our cells, organ functions, energy levels and overall health. While skin is our largest organ, it’s also the last to receive nutrients from the body, so dry brushing provides a much needed boost of blood flow to keep skin nourished, clear and radiant. Increased blood flow = serious skin glow. (Stay tuned for my post on how to get glowing skin COMING SOON)!

 

#2. EXFOLIATE


 

Gentle strokes with natural bristles is all you need to reveal smoother, softer skin – no harsh, aggressive or abrasive exfoliants needed. Dry brushing effectively exfoliates + sloughs off dry, scaly skin (insert praise hands emoji here) which improves skin’s texture + tone and preps skin to better absorb moisture. Without proper exfoliation, you may just be applying moisturizer on top of layers of dull, dehydrated and dead skin cells, which doesn’t allow for nutrients to deeply hydrate and heal. Be sure to dry brush pre-shower and massage in this body oil  (my favorite body oil) post-shower, and we think you just might become obsessed with this beauty ritual – and your new skin.

 

#3. DETOXIFY


 

One of the most powerful and important benefits of dry brushing is lymph drainage. Okay, it may not sound pretty, but we can’t stress enough how essential lymphatic drainage is for radiant skin, a healthy body and a happy self. The lymphatic system helps to detoxify the whole body, but when this system is blocked, it causes toxic buildup in tissues – leading to blemishes, rashes, irritations and other skin conditions. These light, simple strokes stimulate lymph flow to flush out toxins + waste which strengthens the immune system, prevents sickness and increases energy levels. Add dry brushing to your beauty routine to promote radiant skin, daily detox and feel even more invigorated.

 

#4. IMPROVE APPEARANCE OF SKIN


 

Smoothing away impurities in the skin and the appearance of cellulite? It’s possible. Dry brushing has been believed to soften fat deposits below the skin’s surface, redistributing them throughout the body and reducing the appearance of cellulite. Whether it’s a temporary effect (plumping + invigorating skin) or a long term solution (removing toxins to rebuild connective tissue) for cellulite, the bottom line: dry brushing works.

 

DRY BRUSHING — 4 EASY STEPS


 

  • Pick up a dry brush (Click here)  and before showering, begin at your feet and brush upwards with gentle, short strokes – always towards your heart.
  • Brush in a counterclockwise direction over your belly (this helps to improve digestion!) and then brush from your hands to your heart.
  • To finish, brush down toward your underarms to help flush out toxins + improve lymph drainage. Always use light pressure – the point isn’t to scrub off your skin, but to gently, effectively get blood + lymphatic fluid moving.
  • After showering, apply body oil  (Click here, here, here for some of my faves) + enjoy your skin’s glow and your new found energy.

Start dry brushing today and I promise, you’ll fall in love with your skin all over again – or finally, for the first time.

Keep your skin glowing all year round, start dry brushing today!

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

 


SFB: Faith+ Positivity+ The Little Things in Life

Posted on: September 10, 2018

 

 

Life can throw us a lot of curve balls and we all continue to fight battles each and every single day. For some of us, this can deter us from moving forward, where we feel less  motivated in doing just about everything. My advice to you all and I’ve always continued to say this—–NEVER GIVE UP. Trust me I know it is easier said than done, trust me I know this all too well and I get it. Sometimes we think simple fixes can make things better, but we mustn’t look for material things or other things to make things better. It’s the little things in life that should help us keep moving forward. It’s starts with this and for some of us we underestimate how powerful this can help us. We all experience various life challenges and through these battles and difficulties we must keep our faith, and believe in the power of prayer.  I know all too well, that with all of life challenges that we go through, it’s so easy to lose our faith and hope. Sometimes our faith comes in waves because we go through all these ups and downs in life which makes us wonder and question our faith and even God. We all want the answers, we all want immediate results. But unfortunately, life doesn’t work out that way. But that doesn’t mean that things can’t happen, but not as immediate as we would like or hope.

 

What we must always remember, it’s all about timing and in God’s time. God hasn’t forgotten us, he is with us and he hears our prayers and thoughts, we must never forget that.  I also hold God and my faith as the number one driving force in my life that has kept me going in all aspects of my life.  In addition to the support of my love, family and friends. They have been the people in my life, the reason why I’m motivated to keep going. Like all of us, I am human, and I can be the first to admit that I have lost my faith at times. But without fail God has shown me in more ways than one that he is with me. I have lived by this scripture from 2 Corinthians 5:7 —-  I will walk by faith even when I cannot see…. I truly believe there are signs everywhere and he is with us, guiding us and showing us even when we can’t see it he is. We must remember that. What I will leave you with is,  remain strong even when it’s tough. Stay positive, even when there are things leading you to think or act otherwise. Pray for peace, pray for hope, protection to keep that positivity and good energy and vibes flowing in your life. Be kind always. Spread love in everything you do. Lastly, keep pushing, keep going. Never lose hope, never give up and never stop believing.

 

Here are some of my words, psalms and bible scriptures that have continued to stay with me and help me throughout my life:

I will walk by faith, even when I cannot see… 2 Corinthians 5:7

Psalms 23

Psalms 91 for Protection

Psalms 37:4

Corinthians 13-4

Psalms 46:5

Proverbs 3:1-12

Luke 11:1-54

Whatever you believe in, keep that and hold onto to that. It will help you during all of life challenges. Stay inspired, empowered, motivated and always keep the faith. Stay positive!

 

 

 

 

Outfit Details 

Shirt Dress: Zara (So versatile, can be worn as a dress or even a top).  |

Booties: Dolce Vita | Lipstick: Nars| Earrings: Aurate NYC |

Remember to always have faith, stay strong, keep the positive vibes flowing, never give, never lose hope and never ever stop believing.

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


Have Patience and Have Faith

Posted on: August 28, 2018

Lately, I’ve been hearing about, reading and witnessing so many heartaches, deaths and just a lot of pain overall. Life currently hasn’t been easy, and I can see that we’ve all been affected by something in one way or another. But what I can say is that if you get up each and everyday, your trying at least. Sometimes we can be too hard or too critical of ourselves, but we are trying. Even though at times it seems like everything is crashing like a ton of bricks and we just can’t seem to bare it anymore. If I’ve learned anything thus far in my 33 years of life, it’s to NEVER GIVE UP.

A few days ago, I met a lovely woman who spoke to me about her struggles and difficulties that she’s experienced over this past year. She’s torn because she’s leaving her current home to relocate and live with her parents as she tries to recovery and win her fight to cancer. As we chatted for a bit, she was telling me how disappointed she was with herself because at her age she didn’t see this life for herself. She wasn’t too thrilled to move back home and live with her parents. Not that she wasn’t or isn’t happy to see her family, but thats not where she physically wants to be. She imagined her life looking different. She saw herself  married, with kids possibly, and both her and her spouse would be growing and building their lives together. But instead, life hit her hard. She was diagnosed with Cancer, and she’s been receiving Chemotherapy treatments this entire year. I definitely felt for her. Even though, there are various forms of Cancer out there, I’ve dealt with it personally in my family and with close friends. I currently have a friend whose fighting for her life right now with stage 4 cancer. Life is never easy. But I keep on hearing that God gives his strongest soldiers the toughest battles because he knows that they can and will grow and become even stronger from it. I still struggle with this statement. Because it’s something I’m still trying to understand and grasp every single day. When we hear about death, when we hear about life threatening illnesses, heartache– I ask God why did he have to take away our loved ones so soon? What is the lesson we need to learn through all this pain and turmoil. Our conversation continued as we both saw and realized we were wearing the same evil eye and hamsa macrame bracelets. Which symbolizes protection, safety and warding off evil spirits. It only goes to show how faith has been a strong presence in both our lives in all forms.

This has been a tough year to say the least for me. Some days have been harder than most, but what I can say is that I’m still alive through the grace of God, patience and my faith. I try and continue to remain strong and positive as best as I can. Even though it’s all definitely been tested time and time again. The woman I met, she said she’s learned a lot in this time as she heals and tries to fight her battle with Cancer. She said what this has taught her is to have faith but most importantly patience. That resonated with me a lot, because that’s what I’ve learned as well. Faith doesn’t make anything in life easy, but it makes it possible. We might not receive the answers or signs right away or when we want immediately, but we must continue to have faith and we must be patient. Even though we haven’t seen yet. We must walk by faith and not by sight.  Because with faith and patience anything is possible. I, too have had my share of battles and hardship like many of us.

In the latter half of 2017, I was diagnosed with Adenomyosis. It’s a rare condition that effect woman typically late in their childbearing years but can occur at any age. Sometimes there aren’t any visible signs of the condition. Many times it can go unnoticed for years. Having been diagnosed with this, my faith, my strength and patience has definitely been tested. It’s definitely taught me a lot about my own personal strength, my faith and patience.  At times I found myself lost, and just wondering , why…. It made me question a lot of things, including something that’s been very important to be which is my faith. I’ve always wanted to have a children, to have a family in general. This post has been hard for me to write, because I’ve had my share of pain and hardship with experiencing various miscarriages. The excitement to carry your own child and feel it growing inside you then have that taken away all of a sudden is beyond  any words I can express. So needless to say,  its been a difficult road to conceiving and also carrying to term, but it doesn’t mean that there isn’t hope that I won’t be able to. I haven’t lost hope which is what I’m essentially saying. I’ve weighed all the options, done my research and sought out various opinions from Medical professionals. I know many women struggle with infertility every single day. But if you read and do your research about the condition, seek out your options, and get the proper care it doesn’t mean that it isn’t possible. I just also found out that Gabrielle Union was also diagnosed with this condition as well. She’s struggled with infertility for years and many doctors couldn’t pinpoint what was wrong until now. But she has said that even having this condition, this will not stop her journey in trying to have her own children.  ( To learn more about Gabrielle Union, journey with Infertility click here). When the time is right and God blesses me or any other women with this condition, with a child,  I know that it’s not only a miracle but God’s will and his doings. Remember to do your research, know that with having this condition, if you do get pregnant, it’s perfectly safe to carry a child. Get all the facts and don’t be misinformed.  What I’ve learned about my condition, is that having a child can help me in my situation, but I leave it in Gods hands to heal me completely. Where I no longer have this tumor growing inside of me and blessed with a healthy, loving and happy family.

Living with Adenomyosis hasn’t been easy. It’s been a tough road so far, but I’m not going to let this beat me. I’m going to fight through this. I know God, my guardian Angels, family and friends have been supporting me with their love and prayers since day one. I believe in miracles so I’m going to continue to pray, have faith and have patience. This won’t beat me, and I know one day the blessings of a family, will come it’s just all in God’s hands. Going back to my conversation with the woman I met, the important and key words that came out of that conversation were to continue to: stay positive, have faith and have patience. No matter what life throws at us, we must continue to have faith, have patience and remain positive. I know it’s definitely easier said than done but trying is half the battle. When you try and when you believe your half way there.

 

I know with continued prayers, faith, and patience, I know God can create miracles. We may not understand it now, but I can only hope everything will fall into place and make sense eventually.  We just have to keep the faith and the positive vibes flowing.  Every situation is different and I know it can definitely be worse. So, I still continue to count my blessings and thank God every single day. Gratitude is everything. Something we need to always remember.

 

So if you follow me on Instagram (@SocialFashionistaBeauty) I’m sure you’ve noticed a lot of my post and stories related to faith, staying positive and being patient. Along with being kind and to never stop believing. Although I have strong passion for all things beauty, style and lifestyle, faith is a huge component in my life as well. So as I remain in my faith and keep my positive thoughts flowing I love sharing that positive energy and the Lord’s word with you all to carry you through your days as well. We all need any and all forms of resources for hope, faith and positivity so I’m happy to share and pass it along to all of you.

Outfit Details: 

Jumpsuit: A New Day  | Jewelry: Chloe and Isabel | Evil Eye and Hamsa Macrame Bracelets: Anthropologie | Clutch: Givenchy (Currently on SALE) |Shoes: Birkenstocks; Tahari (old) Similar  | Sunglasses: Karen Walker

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Instagram: @SocialFashionistaBeauty

Twitter: @SocFashBeauty17 

To learn more about Adenomyosis click here

The strongest people aren’t those that show strength in front of us, but those that fight and win battles we know nothing about. We are all fighting a battle each and everyday. Even when the days can and seem so dim, and you feel like giving up , DON’T. Be kind, have faith, have patience, and never stop believing. Faith doesn’t make things easy, it makes them possible.

To all those fighting battles, experiencing tough times, hardships, heartaches, pain, and struggle remember to have faith and patience. God is with us all. Continue to pray, stay positive and never lose hope. Believe in miracles and fight for what you want and believe in.

 

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. As always, thanks for reading along, following and supporting my journey.


SFB’s Drugstore Favorites

Posted on: August 22, 2018

This post is long overdue. I’m a beauty lover with a knack for getting more for your buck. I’m all skincare and all things beauty related. I also like finding affordable products that work just as well as the high-end products sometimes even better. Who doesn’t like saving money either…. Being the beauty enthusiast that I am, I do also have my favorite high-end products– but I also enjoy affordable brands too. But here’s a round up of all my favorite drugstore beauty products that’s great for all skin types. I’m all about affordable finds, giving you that high-end look at a fraction of the cost. 

Lash Paradise

https://www.target.com/p/l-oreal-paris-voluminous-lash-paradise-204-wtp-blackest-black-28-fl-oz/-/A-52117732?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health+Beauty+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Health+Beauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9067609&gclid=CjwKCAjwzenbBRB3EiwAItS-uwi_YIj9xH23F677HY8YZp1dI53ft0UI5RPxYqTNDGnaGksT3e9YPxoCeYMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

Price: $7.49

Leaves you with a natural voluminous lashes that will last you all day and night, definitely worth the purchase!

Dove Beauty Finish Dry Spray Antiperspirant

https://www.target.com/p/dove-beauty-finish-dry-spray-antiperspirant-3-8-oz/-/A-16638950?ref=tgt_adv_XS000000&AFID=google_pla_df&CPNG=PLA_Health+Beauty+Shopping&adgroup=SC_Health+Beauty&LID=700000001170770pgs&network=g&device=c&location=9003567&gclid=Cj0KCQjwk_TbBRDsARIsAALJSOay6urSsxIP2sOiRKkHz7NBzKBjqSZRzHb-lzfoAeGRetf2dqlVJ6kaAiCIEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

Price: $5.99

Dries instantly, doesn’t leave any residue or stain. Last up to 48 hrs. Leaves your skin feeling soft and moisturized. Helps delicate underarm skin recover from shaving irritation

Neutrogena Hydraboost Water Gel/Creme Moisturizer

https://www.riteaid.com/shop/neutrogena-hydro-boost-gel-cream-for-extra-dry-skin-1-7oz-0358979?ra_group=gPLA30pct16&gclid=CjwKCAjwzenbBRB3EiwAItS-u3Pwm6zLJEmJfR3e5_2fRKsZatOQGM-lx8NeBeln8878ITBkZ5ehsRoC10AQAvD_BwE

Price: $13.99

Keeps your skin hydrated and supple. Leaving you with a natural, fresh-faced glow. 

Neutrogena Build a Tan 

https://www.target.com/p/neutrogena-build-a-tan-lotion-6-7oz/-/A-39593831

Price: $8.99

Looking for a tan without having to sit in the sun, well look no further. This gives you a gradual natural looking tan thats buildable.  Tan will develop within two to four hours after application. A tan that will last you up to a few day to two weeks. To deepen your tan apply regularly.

Maybelline Vivid Colors Matte Lip

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/maybelline-color-sensational-vivid-matte-liquid-lipstick/ID=prod6301942-product?skuId=sku6285135

Price: $8.99

Pure pigment with a creamy-liquidy base that will leave you with velvety soft luscious lips. It doesn’t dry matte but leaves you with the look of a matte lip. Long-lasting and wearable, comes in 20 shades.

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Hydrating Tint

https://www.cvs.com/shop/neutrogena-hydro-boost-hydrating-tint-prodid-1260288

Price: $16.99

This may be my absolute favorite drugstore tint foundation. Its light-weight and super hydrating. It moisturizes, plumps and last up to 24 hrs. With flawless smooth, natural coverage. Oil-free, definitely worth the try.

Milani Baked Blush 

https://www.cvs.com/shop/milani-baked-blush-prodid-1015293

Price: $10.29

Rich pigmented and highly build, beautiful matte shimmery blush. Giving you the dual effect of color and sheen. Perfect for the Summer to give you some color and glow for a soft, fresh summer look or even great for an all year round illuminating look. Crafted on Italian terracotta tiles, the finish adds a warmth and radiance that is the very essence of beauty. Shape, contour and highlight your best features with Baked Blush.

No7 Early Defence Glow Activating Serum

https://www.target.com/p/no7-early-defence-glow-activating-serum-1oz/-/A-52458348

Price: $17.49

Looking for radiant, glowing skin in a snap? Here’s the product just for you. If you haven’t incorporated a serum into your skincare routine, nows the time to start. Keep your skin looking youthful and radiant with this product. Age is just a number but don’t let your skin divulge that number. Find your glow in 7 days with NEW Early Defence GLOW ACTIVATING Serum from the UK’s #1 skincare brand, No7.In one week, 87% of women saw a more radiant complexion. Early Defense GLOW ACTIVATING Serum, with Ginseng and Vitamin C boosts skin’s natural renewal process to clear and refine pores for a glowing complexion. This powerful formula also supports your skin’s natural defenses, calming skin’s reactivity to stress and protecting by neutralizing damaging free radicals caused by the sun & pollution.

No7 Lift & Luminate Triple Action Eye Cream

https://www.target.com/p/no7-lift-luminate-triple-action-eye-cream-5oz/-/A-52458787

Price: $18.39 

Eye cream is essential for skincare. I learned at a very young age how to take care of my skin. Eye cream is key to reducing fine lines, and wrinkles. Leaving you with a bright-eyed lifted and luminated look. My go-to eye cream for my daytime skincare routine. Discover No7’s Lift and Luminate Triple Action Eye Cream, supercharged with technology from No7’s clinically proven Triple Action Serum to target three key signs of ageing in older skin: Wrinkles are visibly reduced, skin appears lifted and noticeably firmer and skin tone is more even. Created especially for the delicate skin around the eye. With continued use, the appearance of dark circles is reduced, and under eye puffiness and eye bags are less visible. After 8 weeks, 83% of women agreed their eyes looked brighter.

No7 Youthful Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence

https://www.target.com/p/no7-youthful-vitamin-c-fresh-radiance-essence-33oz/-/A-52336270

Price; $15.12

When I was told Vitamin C isn’t just good for your body it’s does wonders for your skin. I needed to find the right product that was suitable for my skin type. Having sensitive-combination skin this gave me all the things I was looking for in a product and so much more. It’s a 2 week radiances treatment. So a little goes a long way. It leaves your skin looking a feeling soft, radiant, bright and refreshed. The No7 Youthful Vitamin C Fresh Radiance Essence is a 2-week radiance treatment. It works by providing your skin with 5% pure Vitamin C, an anti-oxidant to support skin’s natural renewal. By freshly activating at home, you ensure the Vitamin C remains at its most powerful to provide maximum skincare benefits. After first use, skin feels softer and refreshed. After 2 weeks, 91% of women agreed their skin looked more radiant. This essence makes skin look brighter, promotes a more even skin tone and improves skin texture.

No7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil

https://www.target.com/p/no7-174-youthful-replenishing-facial-oil-1oz/-/A-17261958

Price: $ 18.39

Who doesn’t want to look young forever? This may be the foundation of youth potion in the form of a facial oil. This is definitely my daily holy grail product. Once I discovered and tried it out it’s been incorporated into my routine and I’m so happy to have found this magical product. It as anti-aging agents, it’s non-greasy, and perfect for all skin-types. No7 Youthful Replenishing Facial Oil leaves the face radiant and moisturized after each daily use. The all-natural formulation includes rosehip seed oil to nourish the skin and protect against the harsh drying effects of free radicals. In as little as four weeks, the signs of aging are reversed with a reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The anti-wrinkle oil has a natural fresh scent and is free of sulfates and parabens. Apply the oil generously to the face and neck for optimal results.

No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking Wipes Value Pack

https://www.target.com/p/no7-beautiful-skin-quick-thinking-wipes-value-pack/-/A-14708966

Price: $8.79

Gentle and fragrance free. Takes off even the most stubborn make up. Deep cleans pores and removes impurities. No time for your full skincare routine? Refresh and nourish your skin quickly and easily with No7 Beautiful Skin Quick Thinking facial cleansing wipes. These gentle, fragrance-free wipes deep clean pores, remove impurities, eliminate makeup (even waterproof mascara!) and moisturize skin all in one easy step. No7 Quick Thinking Wipes contain vitamin pro B5, extracts of witch hazel and fennel to help cleanse and hydrate. Leaving skin feeling smooth, clean and fresh. Ideal for all skin types.

Nivea Essentially Enriched Lotion 

https://www.target.com/p/nivea-essentially-enriched-lotion-33-8-oz/-/A-51580304

Price: $9.99

My go-to body lotion since I was a teenager.  Keeps my skin moisturized and hydrated. Leaving my skin looking healthy, smooth and soft. Indulge in rich, nourishing moisture. Specifically formulated for very dry to rough skin, Essentially Enriched Lotion gives your skin the intensive moisture it needs. Within two weeks, Essentially Enriched Lotion transforms very dry skin into healthier, more nourished, hydrated skin. Enriched with natural sea minerals, Vitamin E and Almond Oil, this unique formula dramatically improves the skin’s condition for touchably soft skin every day.NIVEA’s exclusive Hydra IQ technology supports skin’s own hydration network to unleash deep, non-stop moisture that lasts more than 24 hours.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Mineral Face Sunscreen – SPF 50

https://www.target.com/p/la-roche-posay-anthelios-mineral-face-sunscreen-spf-50-1-7o

Price: $33.99

Dermatologist recommended. I always make sure never to leave the house without applying SPF even on gloomy, rainy days. It’s always important to protect your skin at all cost. This is a great brand and product. Great for sensitive skin.

Honest Beauty Invisible Blurring Loose Powder

https://www.target.com/p/honest-beauty-invisible-blurring-loose-face-powder/-/A-53248946

Price: $19.99

Very much comparable to Laura Merciers Translucent loose powder. This is my my go-to for setting powders for a more affordable price. It gives you that matte look, and keeps my whole face looking flawless all day long, even through my longer days. If your looking for a powder that similar to a high-end brand this is it. 

Honest Beauty Gentle Clean Facial Cleanser

https://www.target.com/p/honest-beauty-gentle-clean-facial-cleanser-5oz/-/A-53248638

Price: $12.99

Gentle on the skin, foams up when applied to the face. Leaves my skin feeling clean and fresh.

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circle Concealer 

https://www.target.com/p/maybelline-174-instant-age-rewind-174-eraser-dark-circles-concealer-treatment/-/A-50042372

Price: $ 7.99

This has been my go-to drugstore conceal for so many years now. Great coverage and it’s long lasting. It doesn’t crack or crease.

Vital Proteins Collagen Beauty Greens Powder- Coconut Vanilla Powder-10.2

https://www.target.com/p/vital-proteins-collagen-beauty-greens-powder-coconut-vanilla-powder-10-2oz/-/A-52637553

Price: $21.99

I absolutely love this product. I mix it into my protein shakes and I’ve noticed a difference in my overall digestion, energy, hair skin and nails. An added plus is that it taste great too!!  Vital Proteins’ Collagen Beauty Greens™ Coconut Vanilla helps improve digestion using collagen peptides. Who knew greens could be so good? With several blends of organic fruits and vegetables, collagen peptides, hyaluronic acid and probiotics, covering your nutritional needs is delicious and convenient.**These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Stay tuned for an updated skincare routine for day and night coming SOON!

I’d love to hear from you! What are some of your favorite drugstore beauty products? Please do share by commenting below or better yet write to me.

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


SFB’s High End Beauty Favorites

Posted on: August 21, 2018

Ask and you shall receive…. It’s been long overdue, but here is my full product list of all my high-end favorites and staples for beauty products that I use. Just like I mix up my style with high/low fashion, I do the same with my beauty products. As much as I love to get more for my buck and save money, I also like to treat myself every once in a while with a few of my favorites—-all things beauty related. As for my daily beauty routine, for the Summer, I alway tend to keep it pretty simple. For the most part, my routine for day and night throughout the year is pretty simple as a whole. Sometimes, I like  a little more glam every now and then, but for the most part I like to keep it fresh and simple. As a beauty enthusiast, I love trying and testing out different products. Over the years, I’ve acquire some of my favorites and staples that I’ve incorporated into my daily beauty routine. Here and there, I change it up–but I tend to stick to what I know, what works and what keeps my skin looking radiant, clean, fresh and glowing all throughout the year. I may some  tweaks a few things during the change of seasons to keep my skin supple and hydrated, but these are in fact my HOLY GRAIL PRODUCTS.

Here’s the complete list of all the beauty goods. 

Summer Fridays Jet Lag Mask 

https://www.sephora.com/product/jet-lag-mask-P429952?skuId=2071322&icid2=products%20grid:p429952

Price: $48

GLOW RECIPE Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask

https://www.sephora.com/product/watermelon-glow-sleeping-mask-P420160?skuId=1955764&om_mmc=ppc-GG_1165716914_56760238487_aud-299050439438:pla-418863873529_1955764_257731960016_9003562_c&country_switch=us&lang=en&gclid=COifn62tgd0CFVOaswodAB4FbQ&gclsrc=ds

Price: $45

First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish

https://www.firstaidbeauty.com/skin-care/product/face-cleansers-exfoliators/facial-radiance-cleansing-facial-polish

Price: $25

Dolce and Gabbana The One Eau de Parfum 

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/dolce-gabbana-the-one-eau-de-parfum-2.5-oz?ID=256443&CategoryID=31628#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D69%26ruleId%3D24%7CBOOST%20SAVED%20SET%26searchPass%3DmatchNone%26slotId%3D55

Price: $118

Dolce and Gabbana The One  Eau de Toilette

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/dolce-gabbana-the-one-eau-de-toilette-spray-3.3-oz.?ID=4871464&CategoryID=31628#fn=sp%3D1%26spc%3D69%26ruleId%3D24%7CBOOST%20SAVED%20SET%26searchPass%3DmatchNone%26slotId%3D24

Price: $100

Prada Candy Eau de Parfum 

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/p/prada-prada-candy-eau-de-parfum-prod138850007?childItemId=NMC0X1N_&focusProductId=prod137560001

Price: $122

Prada Candy Kiss Eau De Parfum

https://www.macys.com/shop/product/prada-candy-kiss-eau-de-parfum-spray-2.7-oz.?ID=2738645&tdp=cm_app~zMCOM-NAVAPP~xcm_zone~zPDP_ZONE_A~xcm_choiceId~zcidM05MDR-9d642fb4-44e7-4ca7-888f-e0ce4e6d386e%40H7%40customers%2Balso%2Bshopped%2430087%242738645~xcm_pos~zPos2~xcm_srcCatID~z30087

Price: $122

Caudalie’s Thé Des Vignes Fresh Fragrance

https://us.caudalie.com/care-body/product/fragrances-and-perfumes/the-des-vignes-fresh-fragrance.html

Price: $39

Chanel Coco Noir Eau De Parfum Spray 

https://www.barneys.com/product/chanel-coco-noir-parfum-bottle-503656617.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwk_TbBRDsARIsAALJSOazgVyvaIzEQrg81Sk2Bp710uPY09Gc_fzjC6gWlOQnQxsHxTPXzdAaAh1GEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds 

Price: $200

AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam

https://www.sephora.com/product/treatment-cleansing-foam-P232930

Price: $50


MARC JACOBS BEAUTY

Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter – Coconut Fantasy Collection

https://www.marcjacobs.com/limited-edition-dew-drops-coconut-gel-highlighter-fantasy/C0000186.html

Price: $44

Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder

https://www.sephora.com/product/translucent-loose-setting-powder-P109908?icid2=products%20grid:p109908:product

Price: $38

Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner 

https://inglotcosmetics.com/eyes/eyeliner/item/352-amc-eyeliner-gel

Price: $16

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

https://www.sephora.com/product/radiant-creamy-concealer-P377873

Price: $30

bareMinerals CORRECTING CONCEALER SPF 20

https://www.bareminerals.com/makeup/face/concealer/correcting-concealer-broad-spectrum-spf-20/USMasterCorrectingConcealer.html

Price: $22

Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Essence

https://us.caudalie.com/care-face/product/cleansers-toners/vinoperfect-essence-2.html

Price:$42

Caudalie Beauty Elixir 

https://us.caudalie.com/care-face/product/cleansers-toners/beauty-elixir.html

Price: $49

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

https://us.caudalie.com/care-face/product/serums/radiance-serum.html

Price: $79

La Mer Creme De la Mer 

https://www.cosbar.com/la-mer-creme-de-la-mer-webp00131002-a

Price: $325

Caudalie Detox Overnight Oil 

https://us.caudalie.com/care-face/product/night-treatments/overnight-detox-oil.html

Price: $50

Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face

https://www.sephora.com/product/urban-environment-oil-free-uv-protector-broad-spectrum-spf-42-for-face-P307405

Price:$34

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask

https://www.sephora.com/product/advanced-night-repair-concentrated-recovery-eye-mask-P417359

Price: $46

Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil 

https://www.sephora.com/product/brow-wiz-P202633?icid2=products%20grid:p202633:product

Price: $21

Kopari Coconut Melt

https://www.sephora.com/product/coconut-melt-P413350

Price: $28

SK-II Facial Sheet Mask 

https://www.sephora.com/product/facial-treatment-mask-P375852?icid2=products%20grid:p375852:product

Price:$135

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift + Firm Mask 

https://www.sephora.com/product/24k-gold-mask-pure-luxury-lift-firm-mask-P392607

Price:$80

Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches

https://www.sephora.com/product/24k-gold-pure-luxury-lift-firm-hydra-gel-eye-patches-P406104

Price: $75

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencils 

https://www.sephora.com/product/velvet-matte-lip-pencil-P78834

Price: $27

Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask 

https://www.sephora.com/product/lip-sleeping-mask-P420652

Price: $20

Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick 

https://www.sephora.com/product/luxe-lip-color-P400625?icid2=products%20grid:p400625:product&skuId=1743707

Price: $37

Oribe Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Creme

https://www.oribe.com/imperial-blowout-transformative-blowout-creme.html

Price: $68

Oribe Split End Seal 

https://www.oribe.com/split-end-seal.html

Price: $48

Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray

 

https://www.oribe.com/shop/sprays-mousses/impermeable-anti-humidity-spray.html

Price: $42

Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo

https://www.oribe.com/collections/gold-lust/gold-lust-dry-shampoo.html

Price:$44

Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo

https://www.oribe.com/gold-lust-repair-restore-shampoo-2.html

Price: $49

 

Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Hair 

https://www.oribe.com/shop/shampoos-conditioners-treatments/glaze-for-beautiful-color.html

Price: $58

Oribe Signature Conditioner


https://www.oribe.com/shop/shampoos-conditioners-treatments/signature-condtioner.html

Price: $42

Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil 

https://theouai.com/products/rose-hair-and-body-oil

Price: $32

Ouai Hair Oil 

https://theouai.com/products/hair-oil

Price: $28

What are some of your favorites and staples that are on the higher price point end? For me, I believe sharing is caring and I LOVE sharing my faves and staples with all of you. Feel free to comment below or write to me, I love to hear from you!! 

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

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Practicing Gratitude in Style

Posted on: August 8, 2018

Start and end each day with a grateful, loving heart. Begin your days with positive thoughts. When you do, trust and believe all that good energy and good vibes that come your way. In my opinion, remaining calm and positive in any given situation, is the way we all should live life. It’s definitely easier said than done. But trying is half the battle, but we must learn to shake off the bad and seek the good. When you shift your negative thoughts, and remain positive in any given situation, you will see a shift in your mindset and overall perspective of life. Trust, believe and always have faith.  Practice gratitude daily and you will increase your energetic vibrational frequency. Focus on the positive, even when some days are harder than most. Set the tone, not just for your days but as a whole. Stand strong and always #hustleandheart. Gratitude is a powerful process of shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things.  We’re all fighting battles that many of us don’t know about–so be kind, be grateful always, and above all never lose faith and hope. No matter what we all are facing, we still must be grateful and thankful for the blessings of each and everyday. Keep the good vibes flowing!

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