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


SOCIAL FASHIONISTA BEAUTY FAVES LIST: BEAUTY, FASHION, HOME AND MORE!

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Ask and you shall receive….

I know this has been a long awaited post, so here it is guys. Here are all my favorites /LOVES from beauty, fashion, home, and much more. So if you want to find out more just keep reading!

BEAUTY FAVORITES:

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QUE BELLA MOISTURIZING GEL EYE MASK

WHERE TO FIND IT:  http://www.target.com/p/que-bella-professional-eye-masks-3-pairs/-/A-26393144

WHY I LOVE IT: I’ve tried many different ones, but these are great. Not only are they affordable, they brighten, tighten and have reduced dark circles and under eye bags tremendously.  Soothing, gentle and hydrating. I use them religiously and would recommend them to anyone and everyone. Available at target.

PRICE: $2.99

CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIR

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.sephora.com/beauty-elixir-P6025?skuId=455774&icid2=D%3Dc6%3Aproducts%20grid%3Ap6025

WHY I LOVE IT: This is one product I carry with me all the time. Raved about my many celebrities this was the best thing that was ever created. Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s famous elixir of youth, Beauty Elixir is formulated with grape extracts and clarifying ingredients to provide an immediate burst of radiance. The complexion treatment reduces dullness and is infused with toning rosemary, astringent mint, and soothing rose essential oil to prepare your skin for further treatments. (Sephora.com) I used this everyday after I cleanse, to set my make up and as a refreshing spritz. Great for travel, I use it all the time. A natural, innovative toning mist that sets makeup, provides an instant burst of radiance, and tightens the appearance of pores, featuring the same bestselling formula with a new, improved pump to finely and evenly distribute the lightweight mist. (Sephora.com) Great for uneven skin and texture, dullness, pores and dryness. Once you try this you’ll LOVE it too.

PRICE: 1OZ $18.00 3.4 OZ $49.00

CAUDALIE GRAPE WATER

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.sephora.com/grape-water-P12045?skuId=1424217&icid2=D=c6:products%20grid:p12045

WHY I LOVE IT: I discovered this product after watching one of Amerie’s youtube videos. And after reading up about it I decided to purchase it and give it a try. I’m so glad I did because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this product. It’s 100% organic formula increases hydration and reduces sensitivity. Grape water provide immediate benefits of +127 percent hydration and -61 percent sensitivity when used. It’s soothes, hydrates, reduces redness and calms the skin. It has unique ingredients of both minerals and active plants that help strengthen your skins barrier function making your skin more resilient and less sensitive over time. That’s amazing, it has done that and more for my skin. And because the product is so versatile you can use it as a makeup setting spray, toner after cleansing or to use during the day as a refreshing spritz. Either way your skin will love you for it!

PRICE: 12 OZ $13.00 6.7 OZ $22.00

NATURE REPUBLIC California Aloe Vera Cleansing Tissue

WHERE TO FIND IT:  http://www.roseroseshop.com/nature-republic-california-aloe-vera-cleansing-tissue-1pack-80pcs.html

WHY I LOVE IT: These Cleansing tissues are the best. Soft and gentle and they take off all my makeup just about everything from my face from the day. I mentioned these on my snapchat before, and I only speak the truth when it comes to what I use especially on my skin. Very soothing and refreshing on the skin too.

PRICE: $5.80

NATURE REPUBLIC Aqua Collagen Solution Hydrogel Mask

WHERE TO FIND IT:  http://www.yesstyle.com/en/nature-republic-aqua-collagen-solution-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-mask/info.html/pid.1050192299

WHY I LOVE IT: This is another sheet mask that i’m loving. It’s a hydrating mask that’s infused with collagen. While your wearing the mask it works to strengthen your skin’s elasticity while adding moisture back into our skin with its marine enegery. The formula is enhanced by hyaluronic acid, while it moisturizes the skin with its pure Hawaiian ocean water enriched minerals which help to make your skin healthy. Great mask to give your skin elasticity, hydration, moisture and just healthy skin all around.

PRICE: $ 7.90

NATURE’S REPUBLIC COCONUT BIO SKIN MASK

WHERE TO FIND IT:  http://www.yesstyle.com/en/nature-republic-coconut-bio-skin-mask-moisture-1pc/info.html/pid.1050181346

WHY I LOVE IT: I’m all about mask especially sheet mask. This mask right here though, is simply AMAZING!! Super moisturizing, with ingredients to give your skin hydration and elasticity. Ultra-Moisturizing, and excellent elasticity. (Review on Nature Republic products coming soon to my blog)

PRICE: $6.90

TOM FORD SCANDOLA MOISTURECORE LIP COLOR

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

WHY I LOVE IT: 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

TOM FORD GOLDEN PEACH CREAM AND POWDER EYE COLOR

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.sephora.com/cream-powder-eye-color-P407138?skuId=1813492&icid2=D%3Dc6%3Aproducts%20grid%3Ap407138

WHY I LOVE IT:
Gorgeous color this duo cream and powder eye shade. Cream to work in as a base and the powder to add some dimension and drama to your eye makeup. It’s not heavy or cakie, you can wear it on it’s own or with other powders and cream shadows. These ultra-pigmented, metallic colors glides on rich giving you an intense eye with just enough shimmer and glow. A great lustrous and seductive eye for the summer. I love this duo compact, great for travel. And since I don’t wear much makeup in the Summer time, this is great. It gives you just enough drama and color without having to use so many products.

PRICE: $ 60.00

TOM FORD NEROLI PORTOFINO ACQUA

WHERE TO FIND IT : http://www.sephora.com/neroli-portofino-acqua-P406909?skuId=1804343&icid2=D=c6:products%20grid:p406909

WHY I LOVE IT: Light, soft, fresh scent great for the summertime months. And the scent lingers and last longer than your average Perfume. Brings me back to my days in Italia specifically the Amalfi Coast and the Italian Rivera.. Love this fragrance.

PRICE: $ 205.00

TOM FORD CREAM CHEEK COLOR IN: PIENO SOLE

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.sephora.com/cream-cheek-color-P407337?skuId=1813682&icid2=D=c6:products%20grid:p407337

WHY I LOVE IT: Perfect shade for the summer months. We all want that glow, sun kissed skin. This will do the trick. Not to heavy or harsh, it’s lightweight and gives just enough sheer and glow your skin needs. Love the color and texture of this product. I wear very minimal make up during the hot summer months and I love to add a little highlight on my cheekbones. This does just the trick, it comes in two shades, this was just perfect for my skin tone. Love this!

PRICE: $68.00

JOSIE MARAN PURE ARGAN MILK INTENSIVE HYDRATING TREATMENT

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.sephora.com/pure-argan-milk-tm-intensive-hydrating-treatment-P384780?skuId=1721430&om_mmc=ppc-GG&mkwid=srtdlfKXC&pcrid=50233217079&pdv=c&site=_search&country_switch=&lang=en&gclid=CPfVxtfoic0CFYEehgodG50HoQ

WHY I LOVE IT: This is another Josie Maran product that has become and absolute favorite. I’ve incorporated this into my nighttime routine and it’s done wonders for my skin. (This will be seen in my upcoming update skincare routine post, coming soon) I used this as a serum during the night time hours, its light and keeps my skin hydrated, smooth and gives a my skin a phenomenal glow. If you aren’t using any serums in your routine you should start NOW. It will do wonders for your skin. I used to have a lot of acne scars and sun and skin spots when I was in college and in the last 9 years since I’ve added serum to my skincare regiment my skin has changed tremendously and in and amazing way. Its great for day and night, it will leave your skin feeling silky smooth, soft and hydrated. And i’ve been told it has made me look younger than I actually am. Can’t beat that. Try it out for yourself.

PRICE: $81.00

JOSIE MARAN 100% PURE ARGAN LIGHT

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.sephora.com/100-pure-argan-oil-light-P380805?skuId=1548270

WHY I LOVE IT: I’ve used this product for YEARS and I absolutely love it! I love the fact it’s not just great for your face, but your hair, nails and skin. It may sound weird using oil to moisturize your face especially if your like me who has combination skin. But ever since i’ve incorporated oils to my face routine, it’s been a HUGE game changer for my skin. I used this product on my face at night, it give my face enough moisture, and helps to control my acne prone skin as well. I also take a travel size with me and use it while i’m up in the air. Just like when we are sleeping at night, our skin and face tends to lose a lot of moisture and hydration. A dime size of this Argan oil light goes a long way. And my skin feels and looks clean, moisturized, fresh and hydrated. Great especially during the cold winter season as well. You can also use this product on your cuticles, and your hair as well.

Check out my full on skin routine: http://www.socialfashionistabeauty.com/#!BEAUTY-BLOGGER-Secrets-How-tos-Tips-and-Tricks-Ways-to-getting-Glowing-Healthy-and-Hydrated-Skin/cyh4/56204b5e0cf2c3a4a7104e12

PRICE: $48.00

PETER THOMAS ROTH 24K GOLD PURE CLEANSING BUTTER

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.sephora.com/24k-gold-pure-luxury-cleansing-butter-P402689?skuId=1737808&icid2=D=c6:products%20grid:p402689

WHY I LOVE IT: I’ve tried Peter Thomas Roth’s mask before and when I went to Sephora last I saw this and decided to check it out. I’m so happy I bought it, it’s now part of my face wash routine.  (I’ll have an updated Face routine up on the blog soon) I love using this at night, I wash off the day using this cleansing butter and it literally takes off everything, my make up, stubborn eyeliner, I mean EVERYTHING. And it leaves my skin feeling clean and moisturized. Definitely worth the purchase.

PRICE: $55.00

CURL KEEPERS BEACH MIST SPRAY

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.frizzoff.com/99-Curl-Keeper-Beach-Mist.aspx

WHY I LOVE IT: I was gifted this product when I attended a  Beauty Press event last month. I used this during our trip to the Bahamas last month and it kept my beach waves intact and left my hair smelling amazing. My husband LOVES the scent as do I. I don’t have curly hair, but when I do style my hair using a curling wand, blowout or even a curling iron I love using products that one smell great while also keeping my hair looking amazing. This product from Curl Keeper did just that and more giving my hair the right amount of texture, moisture and volume.  Shop the link above and find this product and learn more about their hair care line on their website. You can also find their products at Target.

PRICE: 3.4. OZ/ 100 ML 9.99 8 OZ /240 ML $17.50

FOR THE HOME FAVES:

HONEST COMPANY GLASS + WINDOW CLEANER

HONEST COMPANY GLASS + WINDOW CLEANER

HONEST COMPANY MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER

HONEST COMPANY BATHROOM CLEANER

HONEST COMPANY BATHROOM CLEANER

4/5

 

AURA CACIA AROMATHERAPY MIST EUCALYPTUS HARVEST

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.amazon.com/Aura-Cacia-Aromatherapy-Eucalyptus-Harvest/dp/B0039BOZ08

WHY I LOVE IT: I discovered this product when we were in Miami last February/March at Whole Foods. Before we left for our cruise, we went to Whole Foods to pick up some last minute things for our cruise. And while roaming the aisles I stumbled upon this product. I love anything Eucalyptus, it’s clearing, refreshing and rejuvenating. This came in handy on the cruise, sometimes it can get a bit stuffy in our suites so this was a great scent to spray all over our bedroom and suite. It’s even a body spray as well. Great combo with a such a fresh and clean scent. Our steward and butler loved the scent too that I recommended it to them as well. You can find and purchase via the link above or even at your local Whole Foods.

PRICE: $5.67

HONEST COMPANY DISH SOAP ULTRA CONCENTRATED, PLANT BASED, GREASE-CUTTING DISHWASHING

LIQUID IN GRAPEFRUIT AND LEMON VERBANA

WHERE TO FIND IT: https://www.honest.com/cleaning/honest-dish-soap

WHY I LOVE HONEST COMPANY PRODUCTS: I discovered some of the Honest Company products when was at Target. I started reading up about Honest Company, their brand and what they stand for. I love the fact they are plant-based, no harsh and strong scents of harsh chemicals and natural products. They leave our home looking and smelling so clean and fresh. They also offer great products for babies and kids as well.  And I love that one of the Co-Founders is: Jessica Alba. She’s been an all-time favorite for many years. And I love that she created such an affordable brand thats simply HONEST. If you haven’t check out The Honest Company go and read up about it and check them out. You can test them out by trying out their free trial by signing up on their website. (NOT SPONSORED)

PRICE: $3.95

HONEST COMPANY MULTI-SURFACE CLEANER

WHERE TO FIND IT: https://www.honest.com/cleaning/honest-surface-cleaner

PRICE: $ 5.95

HONEST COMPANY BATHROOM CLEANER

WHERE TO FIND IT: https://www.honest.com/cleaning/honest-bathroom-cleaner

PRICE: $5.95

HONEST COMPANY GLASS+ WINDOW CLEANER

WHERE TO FIND IT: https://www.honest.com/cleaning/glass-cleaner

PRICE: $5.95

FASHION + STYLE FAVES:

 

QUAY AUSTRALIA : ” ON THE PROWL”

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.quayaustralia.com/products/on-the-prowl

WHY I LOVE IT: These have to be my fave Quay Sunnies. They are big and have mirrored lenses. I wear them all the time. Great size for my face shape, they are quite the popular pair. These sold out quick, but I think they are now available on their website or a 3rd party website: whitefoxboutique.com.

PRICE: $50.00

QUAY AUSTRALIA SUNGLASSES

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.quayaustralia.com

WHY I LOVE IT: If you don’t know about Quay Sunglasses go out and buy some. I saw a lot of youtube make-up guru’s wearing and talking about Quay. So I went and checked out their brand, and OMG. I died and fell in love. Affordable sunnies that are big and oh so fashionable. Go shop Quay now!

PRICE: $50.00-$60.00

CHLOE + ISABEL JEWELRY

WHERE TO FIND IT: www.chloeandisabel.com/boutique/emilydesouza

WHY I LOVE IT: Affordable, high quality, fashionable, chic jewelry with a LIFETIME GUARANTEE. Loving our newest collection inspired by the Amalfi Coast one of my favorite place in the entire world. Shop my boutique today and discover these styles and so much more. 

PRICE: $16.00- $180.00

GENTLE MONSTER SUNGLASSES & EYEWEAR (DEBORAH MIRRORED LENSE SUNNIES)

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://en.gentlemonster.com 

http://en.gentlemonster.com/shop/ver1_detail.php?it_id=1450953047&cata=b0

WHY I LOVE IT: I discovered Gentle Monster from one of my faves LV from HausofColor. And I feel in love with her sunnies. I had to ask her where she bought them and she told me: Gentle Monster. So I checked out the brand and since them I fell in love. I love how they customize the fit so it’s just right for you. If your in the NYC area go and check out their Flagship store at: 79 Grand St, New York, NY 10013.

PRICE: $215.00-$450.00

CELINE NEW AUDREY SUNGLASSES

WHERE TO FIND IT: https://www.celine.com/en/collections/spring/sunglasses/new-audrey-sunglasses-

acetate/41805CPLB.19DT

WHY I LOVE IT: I love big Sunglasses, great for any day, and for trips. These are the perfect size and shape for my face. I have an oval face. And the Celine New Audrey’s are one of my faves. Sleek and chic loves. Great for any face shape I feel. So, if you don’t have a pair you should pick some up.

PRICE: $ 405.00

CELINE ZIPPED TWISTED CABAS SHINY SMOOTH CALFSKIN HANDBAG

WHERE TO FIND IT: https://www.celine.com/en/collections/spring/leather-goods/zipped-twisted-cabas-shiny-smooth-calfskin/177343A90.07NK

WHY I LOVE IT: CELINE– another fave designer. I’m a handbag lover for sure, but this one right here its simple yet chic and classy. I own a few of her signature Celine Nano, Medium Luggage tote and her Trapeze handbags. This one right here is a great bag to have when you live and work in the city. I love to be hands free and this bag is great for that. Plus, its big enough to hold all the things you need for the day, and it’s not heavy at all. Love the black color with red interior with detailing on the strap and yellow on the opposing side of the strap. Simple, minimal but still chic. Great city bag to own and add to the collection. Plus I believe it comes in other styles, but this right here is my fave.

PRICE: $2,500

CHANEL YELLOW PYTHON FLAP MAXI HANDBAG

WHERE TO FIND IT: http://www.chanel.com/en_US/fashion/products/handbags.html

WHY I LOVE IT: First of all, if you know me you know my love and obsession for handbags is REAL. And I love adding unique, classic and fun pieces to my collection.  This one right here has to be my fave for the season. The color, I love yellow and with the summer season, you can pair this with any outfit, it will look fabulous. The details, the python flap and all oh my goodness, just gorgeous. But I will admit this bag was hard to find because of the detail and design, but it’s definitely a keeper. You don’t need to really accessorized that much with this bag by your side, because the bag speaks for itself. So if you were to accessorize, I’d keep them minimal, so it won’t take eyes off of this beautiful bag.

PRICE: 6,000 AND UP

 

OFF THE SHOULDER TOPS

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WHERE TO FIND IT: http://ilycouture.com/collections/tops/products/blue-linen-off-the-shoulder-top?variant=18817618054

http://www.revolve.com/eight-sixty-painted-garden-off-the-shoulder-top-in-rose-smoke-teal/dp/EIGH-WS272/?d=Womens

http://www.loft.com/striped-off-the-shoulder-top/405344?skuId=20970000&defaultColor=1448&colorExplode=false&catid=catl000011

http://www.lulus.com/products/born-to-wander-ivory-off-the-shoulder-top/319172.html

WHY I LOVE IT: The look is so chic, sleek and feminine. So just enough skin, and such a great look for this season. This look can be dressed up, down, casual, glam, however you choose to style it you’ll look oh so fashionable and fabulous.

PRICE: $30 AND UP


BEAUTY TUESDAYS: SPRING SALE CLARRIA COSMETICS

Posted on: April 5, 2016

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Fashion Fridays: Winter Essential and Accessories keeping you warm but staying fierce and Fashionably Chic!

Posted on: January 22, 2016

Baby it’s cold outside…… BRRRRRRRR

With the cold weather upon us its time to layer up and bundle up . A couple months ago, I posted a photo on my instagram (@SocialFashionistaBeauty) where I was bundled and layered up for the cold weather. And a lot of you asked about my go to fashion wears during those cold, frigid winter days.

Ask and you shall recieve, here it is—here I’ll share my #FlashbackFriday winter photos of me and my fashion go tos, and my go to fashion essentials (price points, brands, etc) and places to shop these fab items to keep me warm but still looking fashionably chic. It may be cold outside but it doesn’t mean you can’t still look stylish and chic!!

Winter Fashion Wears {Essentials and Accessories}

 

 

 

   

 Camp Livingston Parka                                             Black Grey Plaid Tassel Classical Scarve

$115 MODEKUNGEN.SE                                            $9.90 $22 ROMWE.COM

Inverni Black Beanie With Fur Pom Pom                 Black Cashmere and Fur Pom Pom Beanie

$245 HALSBROOK.COM                                             $170 $215 BLACK.CO.UK

INVERNI Wool-Cashmere Gloves with Fur Trim      UGG Australia Shearling Bow Gloves

$240  BROWNSFASHION.COM                                    $135 www.uggaustralia.com

I’m all about the fur whether it’s real fur or faux fur,  it’s uber chic and fashionable.  Fur can definitely dress up even the most casual outfit. If you’re into fur too, try  and incorporate in your winter wardrobe. Fur is versatile too, whether your going casual or even dressed up, either way you’ll feel warm and cozy and look oh so fierce.

Whoever invented and designed the blanket scarf is a genius! I just love the blanket scarf, great for laying and bundling up for those cold days. The blanket scarf is so long with lots to work with, it can be work in many different ways . Dress it up, dress it down either way you’ll still look stylish and keep warm too! Try wearing wearing over your sweaters like a poncho, you’ll take you’re outfit to the next level.

Those big puffy coats aren’t always the most flattering and fashionable. But they definitely keep you warm. Sticking to fashion and staying on point, shop for a coat with fur details around the hood. Your street style will be on trend and on point, still feeling and looking comfy but you’re overall look on fleek.

  The items listed may be pricey, these are just examples I used on my polyvore collage. BUT don’t fear you can find these items for a more affordable cost.  Forever 21, Macy’s, Zara, H&M, and so many others all have variations of these winter fashion staples and more. Fashion is everywhere, so just go with your personal style and work it girl! These are just a few of my staples, and what I used to keep warm. I may like to splurge here and there but I won’t turn down a sale or bargain, I mean who wouldn’t!! 🙂

  Two of my favorite places that have the best bargains but still have the latest in fashion trends is at: Century 21 and Nordstrom Rack. I will admit I do like to splurge a little on designer wears, but Century 21 and Nordstrom Rack sell designer clothing, accessories and more for a fraction of the cost.  Great discounts and bargains guarenteed. Who could EVER pass up a good bargain, am I right!?!?!?!?

Have fun with your wardrobe. And remember just because it’s cold out, it doesn’t mean you can’t look chic, stylish, and fashionable. Enjoy and stay warm and cozy during these winter months.  For more fashion, style, tips, and trends stay tuned my loves!

What are your fashion staples you wear to stay warm?

Do you have a favorite winter accessories?

Tell me your thoughts, comments, I love hearing from you! Comment below, subscribe and write to me!!

XO,

SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY


FASHION: Secret’s Out: I’m a Designer Handbag LOVER! Move over TOTE, here comes the MINI!

Posted on: December 11, 2015

I guess it comes to no secret or surprise, especially for those who know me and have met me.  But, yes,  I’m a HUGE designer handbag LOVER!! My collection has grown so much over the years, and continues to, that I just keep telling my husband and myself that they’re  great investment statement pieces. (LOL 🙂 )  I love switching my purse up and accessorizing it with an outfit for any event. I also like to keep up with the handbag game, and stay on trend. While also staying true to myself, my style, while also being unique, fun and classic all at the same time.

After work yesterday, I took a stroll down fifth avenue to do a little christmas shopping. I noticed that many women even men carrying smaller accessory pieces versus the popular tote size handbag. Now, I’ve always been a huge fan of big purses–they are great for travel, the office, and they fit just about anything and everything. But I will tell you that as of late, I’ve enjoyed carrying less. And as the saying goes, “Less is More,” and this is so TRUE!! Clutches, Pouches, Crossbodys, you name it are all the rave  in Handbag fashion. And I’m in complete awe and a big fan. Some may call me a little  bag hoarder, but my style is:  classic, fun,  and stylish yet unique. And this is the same for when I make a purchase

My latest purchases that go with the current mini trend: Chanel Caviar Leather  Zipper pouch, Goyard Bois Pouchette Clutch, Givenchy Antigona Clutch, just to name a few. And carrying around a clutch or a pouch even a crossboday is so cute, fun and not to mention so chic!! As of late, I’ve been loving my Givenchy Envelope Clutch, my Chanel Caviar Leather O Case Clutch Pouch,  they’re great for everyday use to glam up a simple outfit. Or even for a night out on the town, and you don’t have to carry a huge purse, just carry your essentials for the day or night. No matter how you wear and style your mini bag you’ll be lookin’ oh so cute, chic, and so on trend!!

During my shopping adventure yesterday, I went to Henri Bendels, and saw so many pretty things, I wanted to purchase EVERYTHING!! But, one thing I did admire the most is their Cosmetic Clutch from there West 57th Collection. They are so stylish,  uber cute and not to mention so versatile. Another plus is that it’s affordable too, priced at $98. You can put all your make-up, travel essentials and more, it fits a ton.  Or, wear it out with a fab outfit as the perfect clutch! Win win for me, when you can find a bag is useful, practical, and stylish!  It comes in an array of colors, I’m sure you’ll LOVE it just as much as I do. With the holidays upon us Bendel’s some great holiday sales going on now:  20% OFF ALL JEWELRY & HAIR ACCESSORIES + EXTRA 20% OFF WHEN YOU SPEND $150! FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS.

Plus, they offer complimentary embroidery monogramming on any leather product they offer. So head on over to their website: http://www.henribendel.com or if you’re in the New York City area stop by the store and shop til you drop!! You won’t want to miss out!! Great gift options!! Enjoy!!

Even though I’m a lover of all types of handbags, any shape or size,  Big or small, but I’m totes lovin’ the mini trend. (Get it LOL)  Take a look at a few of my fave mini bags that have caught my eye and have made it into my collection. So many to choose from, but when you find the ONE, you will be in LOVE!!

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 Not sure if you can fully commit and make that big purchase, no worries! Check out: bellabag.com and trendlee.com to purchase Luxury Handbags for up to 80% off Vintage or Pre-Owned Handbags. All authentic guranteed!

What’s your favorite handbag designer?

Are you a fan of the Mini trend?

Share your photos with me using the hashtags #SocialFashionistaBeautyDoestheMiniBag #SFBLOVESFASHION

Write to me I love hearing from all of you : emilysotera@socialfashionistabeauty.com

Until next time…..

XO,

SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY


Time to Travel– My Travel Itch!

Posted on: October 8, 2015

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I’ve ALWAYS been a travel fanatic, but sometimes life gets in the way and I can’t seem to make it out of town as often as I’d like. Well at least to travel for pleasure and fun and not for work.  But ever since I was a little kid, and I had my first experiences of travel I immediately LOVED getting on planes and traveling to a new place each time. Since then I’ve wanted to travel the world. In the last year I’ve traveled to Italy, Paris, Switzerland and now I’m ready for my next adventure.

I’d like to be relaxing on a beach somewhere and sipping on a Caribbean cocktail while enjoying a good book while hearing the waves crashing in the ocean. Enjoying the heat and working on my killer tan! I mean who wouldn’t want to be on a beach somewhere tropical! 🙂
I’d love to go back to Paris and visit the infamous Louve Museum or even sit in front of the iconic Effiel Tower and see it again for all it’s beauty.  I’d enjoy sipping parisian coffee while eating a rich and buttery croissant and french pasteries, and exploring the streets and sights that Paris has to offer.

I’d go back and explore more of Lugano, Switzerland, just an hour by train, north of Lake Camo in Italy. Sip on a cold beer and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Alps and the lake.

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Traveling to Italy is definitely a place I LOVE going back to again and again. Italy is so relaxing, beautiful, and has so much to offer many tourist and travel lovers like myself. A place I don’t mind exploring over and over. Eating and enjoying authentic Italian cooking while sipping on fine Italian wine is something I could get use to.

I LOVE taking in all the sights everywhere I go, taking beautiful photos of anything and everything, theres so much to see in the world and I’d love to take it all in and enjoy every minute of it.

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These are just a few places I’ve ventured to, but it just means that my travel itch is in full effect. And I’m ready to travel and jet set to somewhere different and exciting.
My travel plans are in full motion and I’m currently working on some new travel plans, I plan to travel to: Paris, Ireland, Scotland, Morroco, Italy, and Asia. I’d like to travel all the time and to anywhere really, but these are just a few places i’m considering traveling to. Traveling is so inspiring. I’m ready to embrace new cultures and get inspired by the beauty thats out there in the world.
Where have you traveled to? What places would you like to go to?
Travel with me and share your travel stories with me.
Here are a few photos I took during my travels, enjoy!
XO,

SOCIALFASHIONISTABEAUTY

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