Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Posted on: May 8, 2017

Looking for some gift ideas for your Mom?

I’ve got you covered, here’s my gift ideas for Mother’s Day that I know you’re Mom would love and appreciate! Show your Mom some love and give her the gift she’s gonna love and enjoy. Here are some of my gift ideas that can be helpful for you if your looking for something that will wow her with these luxury gift ideas. But of course, nothing says I love you more than a card, flowers and even taking her out to eat to show her you love her. No matter how you show her you care and appreciate all she does, I’m sure she’ll love the thought and sentiment. Happy Mother’s Day to all the fabulous Mom’s out there including my Moms!

 

Givenchy Antigona Medium Leather Tote

$2,995

Denis Colomb Kolkata Scarf

$295

Givenchy Limited Edition Couture Le Rouge Lipstick 

$38.00

Art Deco Octagon Drop Earrings

#38.00

Pure Silk Pillow Case

$79.00

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil Eau De Parfum

$120.00

Le Mer The Moisture Intense Collection 

$290.00

Hermes Clic Clac H Bracelet 

$660.00

Coach Rogue Tote with Link Leather Detail

$995.00



These are my picks for Mother’s Day, which would you choose for your Mom?

I hope these gift ideas were helpful for you. Please let me know if you choose to get one of these items for your Mom by commenting below.

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


5 Favorite Scents Perfect for Spring/Summer

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Looking for a new perfume scent thats perfect for Spring?

Here are my current favorites that are not only great for Spring but great for the Summer months too!

 

Parfum Divin by Caudalie  $64.00

Float away on a cloud of alluring scents with notes combining Bulgarian rose absolute, Moroccan rose essence, Virginia cedar, vanilla, and spicy pink pepper. The gorgeous mirrored bottle, topped with a beautiful beechwood stopper, gives the appearance of being infused with pure gold. (Caudalie.com)

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium $118.00

Voted 2015 Best New Female Fragrance by the Fragrance Foundation and Allure Best of Beauty award winner. With a glam rock aesthetic, this addictive gourmand floral entices with notes of black coffee for a shot of adrenaline, white florals to instantly seduce, and vanilla for sweetness and sensuality. Playing on the incongruity between the bitterness of the coffee bean accord, an ingredient never used before in such a high quantity in a feminine fragrance and radiant white flowers, BLACK OPIUM gives a sensation of light-headedness, bordering on ecstasy.First there is the wake-up call. The coffee bean note hits you hard, jolting the senses. Next, it becomes softer and more feminine with the white flowers of jasmine sambac and absolu of fleur d’oranger to finish incredibly addictive and emboldened by the ambrosial appeal of vanilla and the woody notes of cedar and patchouli, giving a roundness, depth, and mysterious elegance. Audacious? Perhaps. Addictive, electrifying? Definitely. (yslbeautyus.com)

Parfums De Marly Safanad $290

The Parfums de Marly fragrance collection, named after the famed French Marly castle, draws inspiration from the legacy of Louis XV and his love of breeding thoroughbred horses and creating perfumes. Each bottle reflects this rich heritage with an embossed crest and rich accents. Safanad is an intense fragrance with a subtle blend of orange blossom, iris and ylang-ylang that flows with other rich, unforgettable notes.

– Top: orange fruits, pear.

– Middle: flowers, iris, orange blossom, ylang-ylang.

– Base: sandalwood, amber, vanilla. (Parfum De Marly)

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil $168.00

Tom Ford introduces the solar side of its elusive orchid. A radiant and sensual force of nature, Orchid Soleil captures the seductive warmth and reflective bare skin of the Tom Ford woman. Floral and oriental, this crisp fragrance is illuminated, dramatic and rhythmic. Floral, oriental, tuberose petals, black orchid headspace, spider lily accord, vanilla, chestnut cream accord, patchouli. (Tom Ford)

Philosophy’s Loveswept $66.00

Loveswept is this lively, romantic fragrance makes a woman feel irresistibly swept
away and inspired to live each day with passion. go from flirty to
head-over-heels in love, like you’re being swept off your feet again
and again. Loveswept is an irresistible feeling.
The notes: fresh bergamot and citrus capture the spark of new love;
soft florals of pink jasmine, lotus blossom and purple passion fruit. (Philosophy.com)
 
Which one would you wear?
What’s your favorite fragrance?
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting my journey!

 


Social Fashionista Beauty’s His and Her Luxury Gift Guide

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Looking for the perfect gift for her or him? Look no further, here’s a list of my favorite luxury items for the season that he or she will surely LOVE and will thank you for it!

 


His+ Hers Fragrances

Parfum De Marly 




Chanel

 

His + Her’s Skincare Gift Sets

Tom Ford 

Caudalie 

His + Her’s Fashion

Boss Hugo Boss

Calypso St. Barths

His + Her Velvets

Gianvito Rossi 

Boss Haimon Trim Fit Velvet Dinner Jacket

His + Her Wallets 

Givenchy Men’s Wallet 

YSL Large Monogram Wallet

His + Her Jewelry + Accessories

Nirav Modi

Salvatore Ferragamo Watch 

Cufflinks

Hope this luxury holiday guide is helpful for you.

Happy Holidays and Happy Shopping!

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


Fall Fashion Edition: Fall Outfit from Day to Night

Posted on: September 30, 2016

 

My New York look in full effect. It’s so basic,  yet so chic all at the same time. For the daytime I like to feel comfy, and this is a great casual and chic look.  For a more daytime casual feel, as I’ve done here, wear flats. For the night time, throw on a pair of heels to make this outfit sizzle for a night out on the town. My favorite heels to pair with this outfit: Jimmy Choo Kiki Suede & Fringe Heels. In addition to the heels, change up your lip color to be night time ready. My suggestion would be: a bold red lip or even a deep mave or brown lip color. My favorite Fall shade lipsticks are: Bobbi Brown’s lipstick in the Shade Cocoa and Tom Ford’ Lip Color Matte in shade Ruby Rush What I love about wearing all black, it’s a look that’s so effortless and stylish. An outfit so basic, you just need to accessorize it to take it to the next level. I’m a huge fan of accessories! With the right accessories, you can make your outfit POP! If you’re looking to take your accessories to the next level, and you’re looking for unique, stylish and chic jewelry, head on over to my boutique: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza.

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Shop my look by clicking the links below

Blazer: Revolve Clothing

Top: Equipment ( Similar Top, I purchased my Equipment top last year)

Bag: Gucci (Old, Purchased back in 1998 at the Gucci Boutique, Atlantis, Paradise Island, Bahamas

Jeans: Frame Denim

Shoes: Chanel (Old, Purchased these back in 2010)

Hat: J.Crew

Sunglasses Quay Australia

Lipstick: Urban Decay

Necklace: Chloe and Isabel

Bracelet: Cartier

Bracelet: Hermes

Rings: Chloe and Isabel

 

 

 

All photos were taken by the lovely: Fay Photography @FayPhotos_NYC


ON WEDNESDAYS WE WEAR PINK: MY FAVES AND THE PERFECT SHADES OF PINK, CORAL AND NUDE FOR THE SUMMERTIME

Posted on: June 22, 2016

Looking for the perfect shade of Pink, Coral and Nude for the summer. Look no further, here are my fave shades of lippies for the summertime.

For me when it comes to purchasing a lipstick shade I look for:

* Killer colors and shades, something that goes well with my skin tone

* Something out of the ordinary, I LOVE to have fun with colors

* Something different from those in my collection

* Moisturizing and Hydrating products

* And if they are Matte shades, long- lasting products

* I love colors that POP

As for these beauties, these have been my go-tos for the summer months. The color Pink, blush, nude and corals has grown on me over the years and I just love how the colors look on me. Especially blush tones, they look great with my skin tone tone and I feel like the color can compliment just about anyone. Another reason to love these colors!! 🙂

 

TOM FORD SCANDOLA MOISTURECORE LIP COLOR

 

 I discovered this shade at an Exclusive VIB Rouge event for Tom Ford. And after trying out the color I just knew I had to purchase it. It’s the perfect nude with a hint of Pink and blush that adds a nice touch to your lips. Nothing to bright or overpowering. Just the right shade for something everyday or even for a night out . I would suggest wearing this lip if you want a hint of color and a pretty nude pink lip if your wearing a heavy eye make-up. It’s also a great color to wear on its own, the possibilities are endless.  This was mentioned in my favorites post, it’s a fave for a reason!! Check it out, tag me in a photo and let me know your thoughts on this perfect shade for the Summer.

 WHERE TO BUY IT: http://www.sephora.com/moisturecore-lip-color-P407305?skuId=1813583&icid2=D=c6:products%20grid:p407305

The perfect shade of nude with a hint of pink for the summer. Not only is it an amazing color, it’s also lightweight and super moisturizing. And it stays and last for HOURS.

PRICE: $ 55.00

NYX EXTRA CREAMY ROUND LIPSTICK IN SHADE 626 VITAMIN

 

I found this drugstore find at Target 2 maybe 3 years ago and it’s been a fave ever since. NYX is one of my favorite brands, not to mention it’s an affordable brand. I love how versatile NYX is and how innovative they are with their products. It’s the perfect shade of coral and pink mixed together in one. I call this my party lip. I love wearing this during the summer months, it just screams SUMMER and the perfect coral pink for a daytime look or even nighttime glam. I tend to do very minimal makeup during the Summer months because in NYC it’s steamy hot and I don’t want all my make up to melt off lol. So this gives me the right amount of POP and COLOR to  brighten up my face.

 WHERE TO BUY IT: http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/extra-creamy-round-lipstick/NYX_006.html?cgid=lipstick

 

PRICE: $4.00

CHANEL GLOSSIER GLOSS IN SHADE 297 SWEET BEIGE LEVRES SCINTILLANTES

 

I love this sheer moisturizing gloss. It’s an all time fave and I actually use it all year round. I don’t just limit it for the summer months. I love it so much I got through it fast that I’m buying it again and again. Sheer but gives you just enough color with a pop of shine if you want to try something that isn’t a lipstick. Super moisturizing and hydrating for the lips.

WHERE TO BUY IT: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fragrance-beauty/makeup-lipgloss-levres-scintillantes-88721/sku/88755?WT.srch=1&WT.mc_id=FB_PLAMakeup424123889_en_US_&WT.mc_t=sea&gclid=CJGQxcqtvM0CFUxZhgod1tACNw

PRICE: $30.00

MAC’S LIPSTICK AA1 HALF AND HALF

 

This lipstick right here has been in my collection for YEARS! It’s the perfect nude for any occasion. I often use this in combination with the Chanel Glossier Gloss in shade 297 to give an added effect and shine to my lipS when I get all dolled up. I don’t think I could ever NOT love this shade. Some say its a nude but to me goes on like a nudey pink. It has hues of pink in it as well. But I HIGHLY recommend this shade to anyone and everyone.

WHERE TO BUY IT: 

http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13854/310/Products/Makeup/Lips/Lipstick/Lipstick#/shade/Half_%27n_Half

 PRICE: $17.00

BOBBI BROWN LIP COLOR IN SHADE 31 COCOA

 

This lip shade may be outside of the “pink” color shade realm but it has a hint of it and it’s a fave so I thought to add to the list. This lipstick I feel you can get away wearing it all year round, and I admit I do wear it all year round. I found this shade years ago while shopping at Sak’s Fifth Avenue with my Mom while trying to find a new lip shade for her. But when I saw this color I immediately said YASSS!! It’s a bit deeper than your average nude or pink color, possible leaning towards a maeve or brown. A beige plum brown as described by Bobbi Brown herself. To me depending on what season it may be it’ll look like a deeper tone in the Fall/Winter months and in the Spring/Summer months it’s looks more like a plum, pink shade. But when I wear this lipstick sometimes I tend to use a lighter shade underneath using either a pencil or lip shade to line or fill in my lip first then use this on top. It gives my lips a fuller look while giving off the ombre effect. I just like being creative when using make-up. Make-up is so fun to play around with, experimenting with different colors is one of my favorite thing to do. I enjoy experimenting and working with colors and make-up and creating art on my face or clients faces for many to admire.

WHERE TO BUY IT:

 https://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/product/2342/7524/Makeup/Lips/Lip-Color/Lip-Color

PRICE: $27.00

NAR’S SATIN LIP PENCIL IN THE SHADE ISOLA BELLA

 

Now, I will admit I have a tendency to over line my lips sometimes… I have my Kylie Jenner moments.  But who doesn’t, i’m not afraid or ashamed to rock the look, and neither should you. This Satin Lip Pencil can give me the Kylie Jenner lip  giving me a pretty shade of blush pink. It compliments my skin tone and I’ve gotten a lot of compliments with this lip color. I either wear it alone or line and use one of my lipstick shades to add dimension and depth to my lip look for that particular day. But I  tend to use this on the days when I don’t wear a lot of eye make up and just want a pop of color to brighten up my face for the day. This is just great all on its own. It’s long lasting, moisturizing and hydrating for your lips.

WHERE TO BUY IT: http://www.narscosmetics.com/USA/isola-bella-satin-lip-pencil/0607845092025.html?cm_mmc=SEM-_-Google-_-NRE_G_USA_PLA_PLA_SHOPPING-_-PLA&gclid=CPihsvmxvM0CFcdehgodMLUFFQ

PRICE: $26.00

YSL ROUGE VOLUPTE SHINE IN SHADE 15 CORAIL INTUITIVE

 

I discovered this shade just last weekend while at the Sephora store with my Mom. Sometimes when you aren’t looking for something at that moment for yourself you tend to find something that you may actually like or even love. This is what happened when I was looking for a new lipstick shade for my Mom. I was telling her about the YSL Rouge Lip shades and I wanted to get her a new shade for the summer and just in general. In process, I too found this particular coral pink shade thats SUPER hydrating, moisturizing and so pretty. The color stay isn’t as long as I would like, but the hydrating and moisturizing benefits are two pluses in my book. But the color won me over, so I was definitely a keeper.

WHERE TO BUY IT: http://www.yslbeautyus.com/rouge-volupte-shine/3365440237612.html?gclid=CKDJr4ipvM0CFQxahgodklYM3A&cm_mmc=cpc-_-googleSearchBrand-_-YSL%20Make%20Up%20-%20Ph_Product%20-%20Rouge%20Volupte-_-kw%3A%20ysl%20rouge%20volupte%20shine

PRICE: $37.00