I know it’s been sometime since I’ve posted, but I’m back with a holiday gift guide just for you.
Finding the perfect gift isn’t easy and can be stressful all together. Well, I’m hoping to make your holiday shopping painless and stress free and easy. Here’s my list of great gift ideas for every person in your life.
I can’t believe the holidays are basically here. Every year, I feel like it always sneaks up on me and BAM its here. As much as we try and prepare and get ready it can be overwhelming. Especially trying to find the perfect gift.
As craziness and stressful this season can be at times, we must remember its the season of giving yes as well as receiving. Sometimes we can get carried away and forget the true meaning of the holidays and what it’s all about. Just remember during this season, that it’s not about the amount of money you spend but the thought and gesture that matters the most. Along with spending time with your loved ones, and enjoy each and every moment. Not to mention to believing in the magic of the season. Never stop believing!
Also-stay tuned via my Instagram (@SocialFashionistaBeauty) because I’ll be doing some holiday giveaways because I’m all about giving the LOVE back to all of you who have followed me through my journey! So stick around and stay tuned, you won’t want to miss these gifts!!
Now let’s get shopping Loves!
Gift Ideas for ALL THE LADIES
The Little Words Project Bracelet ( Use my CODE: LWP223NU for 10% OFF your Order)
C+I Designs By Emily DeSouza ( Use code: FFHOL18 for 25% OFF your Order)
Caudalie Gift Sets $12-$79
Henri Bendel Handbag $250
Natori Robe $98
For The Men/Man in your Life
Charles Tyrwhitt Shirt $29.50-$69
Whiskey Lovers Set $179.99
Art of Shaving Gift Sets/Gift Card $60-$200
For the Sports lovers (For both Men+ Women)
NFL Apparel (Use code: FOOTBALL25 for 25% OFF)
MLB Apparel (Use Code: BAT1 for FREE SHIPPING)
NBA Apparel (Use code: HOLIDAYS for 60% OFF and FREE SHIPPING)
There you have it! I hope this Holiday Gift Guide is useful and helpful for you! Hopefully your holiday shopping is stress free and enjoyable. Don’t forget to watch my instastories and Instagram ( @SocialFashionistaBeauty) for the holiday giveaways. Follow @SocialFashionistaBeauty for more! Happy Holidays!!
As always thanks for reading, following along and supporting me on this journey!
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
First Aid Beauty Facial Radiance Polish
Dolce and Gabbana The One Eau de Parfum
Dolce and Gabbana The One Eau de Toilette
Prada Candy Eau de Parfum
Prada Candy Kiss Eau De Parfum
Caudalie’s Thé Des Vignes Fresh Fragrance
Chanel Coco Noir Eau De Parfum Spray
AmorePacific Treatment Cleansing Foam
Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter – Coconut Fantasy Collection
Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer
bareMinerals CORRECTING CONCEALER SPF 20
Caudalie Vinoperfect Brightening Essence
Caudalie Beauty Elixir
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
La Mer Creme De la Mer
Caudalie Detox Overnight Oil
Shiseido Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector Broad Spectrum SPF 42 For Face
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Concentrated Recovery Eye Mask
Anastasia Brow Wiz Pencil
Kopari Coconut Melt
SK-II Facial Sheet Mask
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift + Firm Mask
Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra-Gel Eye Patches
Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencils
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
Bobbi Brown Luxe Lipstick
Oribe Imperial Blowout Transformative Styling Creme
Oribe Split End Seal
Oribe Impermeable Anti-Humidity Spray
Oribe Gold Lust Dry Shampoo
Oribe Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo
Oribe Glaze for Beautiful Hair
Oribe Signature Conditioner
Ouai Rose Hair and Body Oil
Ouai Hair Oil
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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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)
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
Here are a few things I’m loving at the moment that would be great for Spring! Even though the weather in NYC has been a little erratic and we get glimpses of Spring weather here and there, my mindset and wardrobe is already Spring Forward! These are my current favorites that I’m loving, and I wanted to share them with you. Enjoy my Spring favorites and have a wonderful weekend loves!! XO
Necklace: Chloe + Isabel
What would be your Favorites or LOVEs for Spring?
What would you wear? Please do tell by commenting below, I love hearing from you!
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey!
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 + Her’s Skincare Gift Sets
His + Her’s Fashion
His + Her Velvets
His + Her Wallets
His + Her Jewelry + Accessories
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!
Spa Day anybody? I say YASSS and ABSOLUTELY to a spa day any day.
With Spa week in full swing, I thought it would be fitting to share my experience at the Caudalie boutique store and spa on Bleeker Street, NYC. I have been a huge fan of Caudalie and their products for many years, but I have to say this is one spa that I haven’t visited until now.
Nothing makes me and my skin happier than a little TLC at the spa. I had an amazing experience overall. I visited Caudalie on Bleeker Street, back in August. A day to relax and unwind. Also a great way to prep my body and skin for my upcoming trips. A great way to let my skin and body breathe and get revitalized and rejuvenated.
Upon arriving at the Caudalie Bleeker Street boutique, I was greeted by the staff with a glass of their draining tea. One of my favorite teas that aids in detox. It’s a delicious blend of 5 100% organic* plants, these herbal infusions were exclusively created for the Vinothérapie® Tisanerie des Spas. It’s meant to accelerate the elimination of water and toxins for an immediate sensation of well-being. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.
Vinosource Anti-Oxidant Hydrating Facial
Divine Body Treatment
A relaxing body massage featuring our award winning Divine Oil, a combination of 4 exceptional plant oils. Your skin will be luxuriously softened, moisturized and wrapped in a delicate floral fragrance (rose, grapefruit, pink pepper, vanilla, cedar and white musk).
I had the most amazing specialist, her name is Melissa. If your ever in the NYC/West Village area be sure to ask for her she’s the best! She began her career with Caudalie at the founding Spa and store in Bordeaux, Paris , how AMAZING! She did an exceptional job at accessing my skin and what it needed during my visit. She’s also quite knowledgeable about the brand and their products. Melissa is the perfect Caudalie specialist to ask all your skincare questions and needs.
I came on a great day too, they were celebrating the release and Collaboration of their newly designed product and one of my favorites I might add, their beauty elixir. Jason Wu x Caudalie, if you haven’t tried their beauty elixir I highly suggest you should. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. Be sure to pick up a bottle of your very own the limited edition collaboration Jason Wu Design beauty elixir available in stores and at a Sephora near you.
After my treatments, I felt re-energized and refreshed. I’m all about amazing skincare and using the right products that my skin needs. I’m a huge fan of the Caudalie brand and their products. Their spa experience is an added plus. The Caudalie spa and boutique was not only relaxing but the ambiance and interior design was so very zen and luxurious. Definitely a place I’d come back and visit. If you haven’t been to the Caudalie Store and Spa you should definitely check it out.
Products I Bought:
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When was your last Spa visit? Remember to always make time for yourself. We all need a little TLC every now and then. 🙂 If you’ve gone to a Caudalie Spa or boutique, I’d love to hear about your experience. I love hearing and learning about others beauty tips and tricks. Share them with me by commenting below or writing to me using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty.
As always, thanks for reading, following and supporting me in my journey.
Not sure what to be for Halloween this year??
Well, you’re in luck, here are some Halloween Inspiration looks I created. Maybe one or all of these inspo looks may be something you’ll try this Halloween.
For the first look, I was inspired by none other than Snapchat. One of my fave filters is the Deer filter. I like the voice changer on this feature is just too cute. So I decided to recreate the filter.
These are the products I used. I always start off by priming my face with Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional, then I do my eyes and then the face.
Halloween Inspo Look #1
NYX Cosmetics: Eyeshadow Base in shade ESB03
Lorac Cosmetics: Entire Lids: Lorac Pro Matte Palette using Bare and Latte, Crease: mix Corduroy and Chocolate and blend together and blend out. Middle of the Lid: Lorac eyeshadow in shade Inspiration.
Inglot Cosmetics : Gel Eyeliner in shade 77
Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in the shade Chocolate. To create brow hairs similar to deers (for a more realistic effect), I used the Anastasia BH Brow Wiz and created fine lines. I also used NYX Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil in Black and created more fine lines.
Foundation: Benefit Cosmetics Hello Flawless oil-free O2 Foundation in shade Hazelnut
Face Powder: Neutrogena Skinclearing Mineral powder in shade Honey Beige 70
Translucent Face Powder: Laura Mercier
Highlight: Mac Cosmetics Mineralize Skinfinish in shade: Soft and Gentle
Concealer: NYX Cosmetics Full Coverage Concealer in shade CJ01 Porcelain & Inglot Cream Concealer in the shade Anticeme Creme
Nose: Anastasia Contour Kit Medium to Tan using the darkest shade down the sides of my nose connecting up to my eyes. Down the middle I used a little of Inglot cream concealer in shade Anticrime creme and blended it. I used a white eyeshadow from the Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette to prevent creasing. For the tip of my nose, I used Inglots gel eyeliner in shade 77. To prevent creasing on my nose I patted the black eyeshadow from Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette.
Dots: I used white face paint
Top lip: Tarte Cosmetics Dry matte lip paints in the color Naughty (Black)
Bottom Lip: Esos lip balm and then using Chanel’s Pinceau Levres Biseaute Angled Lip Brush and pat on Lorac Cosmetics eyeshadow color Inspiration to match the eyelids
And that’s the complete look with all the products I used to create this inspired look. I hope you try this look out and have fun with it, I sure did.
HALLOWEEN INSPO LOOK #2
Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow Primer base in the color Sin
NYX Cosmetics Jumbo Eye Pencil in the color 601 Black bean, I used this all over my lid and smoked it out. Creating a base for my smokey eye. Blended the base out to begin the smokey effect. Proceed with eyeshadows to place over the base. (To prevent creasing)
Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, mixing the colors Blackout and Pistol for my crease. I also mixed the colors Verve and Snakebite to add a little sparkle to the crease. Blending all the colors and smoking them out, giving you the smoky effect. For the lids I used the colors Half-baked and Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette color Gold.
For eyeliner I used Inglot’s gel liner in shade 77, creating my signature winged line. I made my wing a little thicker.
To create the lines and point in the inner cover of the eyes use L’Oreal’s Infallible sculpt eyeliner in the color 904 black. Use the same line to create the whiskers and dots below your nose.
For the waterline I used NYX Cosmetics eyeliner pencil in the color black. I also used Inglot’s gel liner in black below my water line and midway below my water line and smudge it out. Then I used the gold eyeshadow (Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette) for below my waterline to the inner corners of my eye. Give the look a little dimension and making my eyes POP!
Stowaway Cosmetics Radiant Complexion BB Cream in Shade Medium
Highlight: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Moonlight
Contour: Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, I mixed the medium shade and dark shade blended the two colors and chiseled and contoured my face. Enhancing my cheekbones and features.
Face Powder: Chanel in shade Les Beiges
Blush: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Chroma
Concealer: Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless Complete Coverage Concealer in shade Warm: Medium-Dark. Blend using beauty blender.
Translucent Setting Powder: Laura Mercier (For under eyes, forehead, bridge of my nose, chin, below my contour)
Nose: Use Inglot’s gel liner in shade 77 and then use black eyeshadow (Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette) over the liner to prevent creasing and movement.
Top Lip: Tarte Cosmetics Dry Matte Lipstick Paint sticks in the shade Naughty (Black)
Bottom Lip: L’oreals Lipstick in the color 406 Zoe’s Red
So for this look, I took my go to smokey eye look and just deepened it up a bit. Added some cat features, a cat ears headband turtleneck sweater and my Saint Laurent Leather jacket. And thats the complete look. Simple and easy, definitely something you can wear out if your looking for something last minute. Here are the products I used for this inspo look.
Halloween Inspo Look #3
Easy Sugar Skull
Left Side of the Face: Hourglass Veil Foundation in shade Beige
Right Side: White Cream Make up face paint
Left side Concealer: Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer in shade Light
Face Powder: Bobbi Brown’s Sheer Finish Pressed Powder in the shade Warm Natural
Translucent Setting Powder: Airspun loose Powder
Powder for Right Side of Face: Sonia Kashuk Brightening powder
Blush: Chanel Powder blush in the color Rose Petal
Highlight: Lorac Cosmetics in the color Moonlight
Contour: Lorac Pro Contour Palette
Eyebrow: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil in the color Chocolate
Lines and designs : L’Oreal infallible sculpt liquid eyeliner
Left Side: Inglot’s Gel eyeliner in the shade 77 Black
Right Side: Creating a circle or an oval around the eye and over the eyebrows, use Inglot’s gel liner, then fill in all black. To prevent creasing and movement use a black eyeshadow to set the black around the eye. I used the black and sparkle olive green shadows from my Be Bella Cosmetics eyeshadow palette. Smudge and smoke out around the eye area.
Red Lips: Palladio Cosmetics Lip liner in the color Rockin’ Red, top it off with Revlon’s Lipstick in the color True Red
Black Lips: Jordana Cosmetics Sweet Cream Matte liquid Lip Color in the color Witchy Night
Top off the look with a flower crown as seen here. I bought mine at the Halloween store, but you could totally make one of your own using real flowers or even silk flowers. The choice is all up to you. This look is easy and fun to create. I also created loose curls to make the look more feminine and sweet as oppose to scary and gorey, but it’s totally up to you. Still a fun look overall.
Halloween Inspo Look #4
Dia De Los Muertos inspired by @SincerelyJules look
Creating a circles or oval shapes around the eyes and over the eyebrows, using Inglot’s gel liner, fill in all black. To prevent creasing and movement use a black eyeshadow to set the black around the eye. I used the black and a mixture of blue shadows from my Eyes Lips Face Cosmetics eyeshadow palette. Smudge and smoke out around the eye area. Once all the eyes are filled in black, create half circle or petals around the eyes as seen above. Once you’ve created your flower eyes, fill in the petals with blue shadows (from my Eyes Lips Faces eyeshadow palette). For each petal I added some rhinestones (these stones are ones you’d use on your nails, I bought these from Sally’s Beauty Supply store). I applied them with Duo glue, the kind of glue you’d use for false eyelashes.
** You can use any colors you’d like to create this look. These are the colors I chose when I decided to create this look. But it’s up to you, have fun with it, have fun with make up and colors 🙂 **
Concealer: Inglot Cream Concealer in the shade Anticeme Creme
All over the Face: White Face Paint
Face Powder: Sonia Kashuk Brightening Powder
Nose: Inglot’s Gel Liner, Black Eyeshadow Lorac Eyeshadow Pro Palette
Blush+ Contour: Be a Bombshell Cosmetics in the color Beach Please, Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit
Lines+ Designs: Starlet Cosmetics Eyeliner Pencil in the color Black The total absence of light & L’oreal’s Infallible Sculpt liquid eyeliner in the color black
Lorac Pro Liquid Lipstick in the color Soft Maeve
Finish off the look with a floral crown and dress in all black. All black everything my go to look. Or you can totally be festive and wear a traditional Day of the Dead attire, the choice is yours. Just have fun when creating all these looks, I did and I’m sure you will too. 🙂
I hope you enjoyed these looks as much as I did. I’d love to see you all recreate these looks, and if you decide to do so please share your photos using the hashtags: #SFBBeauty #SFBHalloweenInspoLooks
As always, thanks so much for reading, following along and I hope you enjoyed this post! Have a lovely Halloween loves!!
It’s been some time since my last post on my skincare routine. Here is my updated routine with some of my beauty + skincare tips and tricks that are beneficial for your skin and overall health. Sit back, relax and grab a come of coffee or water. This will be a long post, but an honest account on all my beauty, healthy and skincare tips and tricks. Enjoy!
I try to make it a daily routine to pamper my skin. Over the years, I’ve used products that contained anti-aging components. But in the last few years, I’ve began to incorporate more anti-aging products to my skincare routine. Now that I’m in my 30’s, I want to keep my skin, youthful, glowing and radiant. I want to prevent early signs of aging and age gracefully through the years. Research has shown that it’s best to start preventative measures sooner rather than later. When you stick to a daily routines, a well-balanced diet, staying hydrated, getting a good nights rest and listening to your skin the results will amaze you.
Lately, I’ve learned a great deal about many anti-aging products and have been experimenting with products that best suit my skin. For this post, I’m sharing my updated skincare routine, along with my healthy + beauty secrets for anti-aging and much more.
First things first, in order for us to look healthy on the outside we need to be healthy on the inside as well. Leading a healthy lifestyle is vital and important in getting great skin. Fruits, Veggies and healthy proteins contain many health benefits along with acting skin solutions. Skincare products are great for our skin, but we can also find active ingredients within our foods that are beneficial to our health and skin. Below are a few staples in my diet that are also great for your skin too. Health is wealth in my opinion. We only have one body, so we need to make sure to treat it right in all aspects.
Staples for me are:
Fave Fruits: Apples, Pitaya, Strawberries, Mango, Lemons, Watermelon, Bananas, blueberries, Avocados, Tomatos, Pears and Tropical Fruits
Veggies: Spinach, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Sweet Potato, Beets, and Zucchini
Healthy Protein: Lean Meats– Chicken, Beef and Turkey
Fish+Seafood: Salmon, Cod, Shrimp, Tuna, Flounder
First things first, always stay hydrated. Hydration is key. A great way to keep hydrated is drinking water, at least 11 cups daily. There was a time where I too, struggled with this but it’s become like second nature to me. It’s best to maintain the habit of drinking water. I like to make it a habit to start first thing in the morning, during the day at various intervals and before I go to bed. It’s so important to stay hydrated, great for your overall health and skin too. In addition to staying hydrated, it’s great to load up on good healthy snacks throughout the day. Almonds are a great go to snack for me. They contain the healthy fatty acids you need and want for healthy skin and body. They also help to slow down the aging process.
Now, aside from a healthy diet is my skincare routine. I like to stick to a routine, and staying consistent. Consistency is key in maintaining healthy looking skin. Although, I’ve changed my products here and there I still stick to my routine for both day and night. For me, I like to keep my skincare routine pretty simple. Here’s what I do:
Morning Skincare Routine:
Facial Oil: On days when my skin just needs extra hydration and moisture (Fall/Winter Months can be used both day and night) Sunday Riley’s Juno Hydroactive Cellular Face Oil
Eye Cream: Caudalie’s Premier Cru Eye Cream
Moisturizer: No 7 Early Defence Day Cream with SPF 30 Every now and then, I’ll use a tinted moisturizer with added SPF: Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Oil Free in the shade 3C1 Fawn
SPF: Neutrogena’s Hydro Boost Gel With Sunscreen for extra protection
For the night-time I use products that are richer and can absorb into my skin while I sleep. The majority of my products for the night-time have a lot of Anti-aging agents to help keep my skin youthful, hydrated, firm, and rejuvenated. So, while i’m sleeping they can work their magic. So that when I wake in the morning my skin feels nourished, youthful and well rested.
Elixir: Caudalie’s Premier Cru Elixir ( Can be used for the daytime as well)
For Extra TLC Skincare Needs:
For extra hydration and moisture, I’ll often use various hydrating mask and sheet mask. My favorite hydrating sheet mask are: Nature’s Republic Aqua Collagen Solution Ceramide Hydro Gel Mask, Nature’s Republic Real Green Tea Aqua Gel Mask , SKII Facial Treatment Mask , and Too Cool For School Egg Cream Mask Hydration.
If I didn’t get enough sleep the night before, and I wake up with puffy eyes and dark circles— I’ll use some under eye gel mask. They’re great for depuffing, replenishing and reducing the appearance of any dark circles for your tired eyes. My favorite go to under eye masks are: Tarte’s Pack your Bags 911 Undereye Rescue Patches, Peter Thomas Roth’s 24K Gold Pure Luxury Lift & Firm Hydra Gel Eye Patches and Que Bella Professional Moisturizing Gel Eye Mask.
In the event my skin is going thru either hormonal spells or the occasional flair up. A great mask that I’ve tried and recommend is Ballerina Botanicals Detox Mask to find out more about the product click here. Another favorite of mine is Glam Glow’s Supermud Clearing Treatment Mask. If my skin needs a little lift and brightening I use Glam Glow’s FlashMud Brightening treatment.
Be sure to exfoliate your skin at least twice a week. My favorite exfoliator at the moment is: First Aid Beauty’s Facial Radiance Polish. I also love : Dermalogica’s Skin Prep Scrub and Daily Microfoliant Powder Exfoliant.
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If you missed my skincare routine and the products I used click here to read all about it. I hope you enjoyed this post and hopefully it will be beneficial for you. It’s best to always listen to your skin, and give it the TLC it deserves. Please do share your beauty tips and tricks. I love learning, experimenting and hearing from you. Feel free to comment below and share your photos using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty.
What are some of your beauty tips?
What product(s) would you use?
As always, thanks for reading, following along and supporting me in my journey.
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!
QUE BELLA MOISTURIZING GEL EYE MASK
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.
CAUDALIE BEAUTY ELIXIR
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
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
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.
NATURE REPUBLIC Aqua Collagen Solution Hydrogel Mask
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
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)
TOM FORD SCANDOLA MOISTURECORE LIP COLOR
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
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
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
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!
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.
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
PETER THOMAS ROTH 24K GOLD PURE CLEANSING BUTTER
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.
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:
AURA CACIA AROMATHERAPY MIST EUCALYPTUS HARVEST
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.
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)
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
HONEST COMPANY GLASS+ WINDOW CLEANER
WHERE TO FIND IT: https://www.honest.com/cleaning/glass-cleaner
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.
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!
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
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.
CELINE NEW AUDREY SUNGLASSES
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
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.
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
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
The cold weather is upon us!! It’s starting to feel like winter, EEK !!!!!
With the cold weather upon us, it’s important to keep our skin from suffering. Here I’ll share the products I use to keep my skin hydrated and moisturized. During the winter months, our skin loses moisture, leaving it dry, frail, and dull. This means we need to give our skin even more TLC and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. So our skin stays replenished and supple all year round. I’m big on taking care of my skin. Every day and night I follow a routine, check out my skin care regiment, I posted a couple months ago. Stick to a routine and keep your skin healthy, moisturized and glowing all year round!
Here are my holy grail products that help keep my skin: moisturized, healthy, supple, and glowing throughout the winter months.
*****My new fave product*****
Dermologica PreCleanse, I found this out from Desi Perkin’s Snapchat, and I had to get it and try it. And I absolutely LOVE it!! It literally takes off ALL my make up. So I find myself not needing to use my make-up wipes that can dry out my skin at times. But after using this before I cleanse my face, it’s been a game changer for my face. I’m SO happy I got it and tried it and now i’ve incorporated it into my updated skincare routine. I feel so fresh and clean and I see a big improvement in my skin after using this product. In my opinion, it’s a great product, even during the winter months. Precleanse is absolutely AMAZING, if you haven’t tried this product out you should.
Dermologica PreCleanse : $38.00 (Great for taking off ALL your make-up, it literally melts off, doesn’t feel greasy or overly oily after, just fresh and clean)
Beauty Grape Water : 1 oz $18.00 / 3.4 oz $49.00
Caulie Beauty Elixer : 6.7 oz $18.00/ 2.5 oz $10.00
No.7 Protect and Perfect Intense Advance Serum : 1 oz $29.99
Dermologica Active Moist Moisturizer : $41.00
Josie Maran Light Argan Oil : $48.00