Start and end each day with a grateful, loving heart. Begin your days with positive thoughts. When you do, trust and believe all that good energy and good vibes that come your way. In my opinion, remaining calm and positive in any given situation, is the way we all should live life. It’s definitely easier said than done. But trying is half the battle, but we must learn to shake off the bad and seek the good. When you shift your negative thoughts, and remain positive in any given situation, you will see a shift in your mindset and overall perspective of life. Trust, believe and always have faith. Practice gratitude daily and you will increase your energetic vibrational frequency. Focus on the positive, even when some days are harder than most. Set the tone, not just for your days but as a whole. Stand strong and always #hustleandheart. Gratitude is a powerful process of shifting your energy and bringing more of what you want into your life. Be grateful for what you already have and you will attract more good things. We’re all fighting battles that many of us don’t know about–so be kind, be grateful always, and above all never lose faith and hope. No matter what we all are facing, we still must be grateful and thankful for the blessings of each and everyday. Keep the good vibes flowing!
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Natural is beautiful, but make up is always glam.
I’ve always enjoyed testing and trying out new make up products. Although, my go to look is more on the natural side I love to glam it up every so often. I love to have fun with products and try different looks, great for special occasions or even to try on some of my clients. I particularly love playing around and trying different types of lashes too. Lashes can definitely add drama and glam to any look but can also be very natural at the same time too. I have your typical asian long lashes, but fall straight. I love long, full, luscious lashes with curl and lift. I’ve always loved how the look of full, luscious lashes. I would often get my eyelashes done with extensions. Although the trend and habit looks great, it can be costly and at times a little hard to maintain. But you’re in luck, I have an alternative with all the same qualities and so much more. Looking for the same look without the cost and maintenance? Here’s how you can achieve the same look and effect without spending so much. These have become my go to favorites lately and I’ll be featuring them in my beauty favorites post coming to the website soon. They’re at a great price point, high quality, easy to apply with all the same luxury that eyelash extensions has and but so much more. The process may seem daunting, tedious and a little tricky. But once you get the hang of it, it’s pretty simple. The alternative– luscious, luxury, mink lashes by Esqido.
I’m all too familiar with faux lashes and what I’ve noticed, some can be harder than most to apply and not to mention heavy on the eye. Lashes by Esqido are lightweight, easy to apply and absolutely beautiful. Esqido specializes in luxury mink strip eyelashes, and ever since launching their lash collection a few years ago, they’ve garnered crazy interest by so many. They’re lashes have been seen on the Victoria Secret Angels like Adriana Lima, Candice Swanepoel, Gigi Hadid, and A-list celebs like Rihanna, just to name a few. Discover ESQIDO’s mink false eyelashes. Meticulously handcrafted, every pair is incredibly soft & lightweight, stunningly beautiful, and unbelievable natural looking. I’ve partnered up with Esqido to tell you all about there amazing brand, why you should get your hands on a pair(s) and why you’ll absolutely love them!
Thank you to Esqido for sending me these two gorgeous pairs of lashes. I am so grateful and absolutely love them. I wore them to a recent event I attended and they certainly glammed up my look. They were super easy to apply, super lightweight and easy on my eyes. They’re soft, luscious and absolutely stunning. You can see the before and after in the pictures seen here. You can easily notice the vast difference. Even without all the glam, they can be wore for a more natural look as well. See my full glam look featuring the BFF Esqido Luxe Mink Lashes.
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Be confident, be stylish, be glam, be YOU!
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I’ve been looking for some fun, flirty, romantic dresses to add to my wardrobe and I’m loving this one right here. I’m *blushing* over this dress. I love the criss cross details and flare sleeves it’s definitely a keeper. This is the perfect Spring dress that can transition nicely into the summer months. Another reason why I love this dress — it’s so versatile it can be wore as a dress, long tunic top the possibilities are endless!
I’ve styled this look for a perfect day outing– but this dress is also great for night time fun as well. Throw on some sexy heels to spice up the look– here’s my fave pair of heels from none other than Jimmy Choo . Freshen up your make up and hair for a night time glam look and you’re ready to go. You’re in luck ladies, shop Tobi is currently having a SALE on their entire website, shop now and receive 50% OFF your entire orders. So don’t wait, shop this dress and the entire website for some fashionable, chic and stylish clothing at an affordable price. Good quality clothing that’s affordable and wearable. To complete my outfit, I’ve also paired it with some peep toe gold flats, my gold Anya Hindmarch clutch, my Desi “High Key” Quay Australia sunnies and of course some gold and rose gold mixed dainty jewels. I’ve always said that accessories ALWAYS pull just about any look together.
Happy Fri-Yay and Happy Cinco De Mayo Love!!
I love Fridays, I mean who doesn’t love FRIDAYS!
Well, for starters it’s the end of the work week and at my office we can dress down or casual. Not to mention, Fridays are the days when the hubs and I go out for Date night. So, even though it may be casual Fridays at the office, with it being date night, it makes Fridays even sweeter! Plus, it’s an excuse to get a little dressed up while still being a little office casual. For this look here, I mixed some high and low fashion to create this office casual/date night ready outfit. I’m getting a little flirty on this Cinco de Mayo TGIF not to mention this outfit screams flirty yet tasteful chic vibes. Another reason why I’m looking forward to this Friday, it’s my Husband’s birthday weekend. So, let the celebrations and festivities begin! Date nights are my fave time too, no matter what we do it’s always nice to enjoy that time with one another. It’s the perfect way to unwind after the work week, reconnect, reflect and enjoy the evening. What’s not to love!!
For my outfit, although it’s a simple look, it works for both the office and for after work outings. No matter where you wear this look, you’ll be looking fierce and fly while turning heads wherever you go. One things for sure when it comes to shopping for me, I always look for pieces that make for great staples for my wardrobe. Pieces that are versatile and work well with styling for any particular season. For this look, I took a current favorite– this white lace-up top and created this fun, flirty office ready and after work outfit.
Here, I styled this super cute white lace-up top from Tobi.com with a blush leather jacket and denim jeans. All of these pieces paired together make the perfect Spring outfit. I love this look so much I felt like Beyonce, and I was definitely feelin’ myself — very edgy, fashionable and flirty. Lucky for you shop Tobi is currently having a SALE site-wide, so shop Tobi now and receive 50% OFF your order. This Enjoy The Ride White Lace-Up top is lightweight and super comfortable. Not only is this top fun and cute, it’s super affordable too. The perfect transitional piece to style in various ways that will work for the Spring, Summer even early Fall months. I especially love the lace up detail at the neckline, different from your average white top. Very stylish and flirty. What are you waiting for, shop this top now at Tobi.com today! To complete my look I’m wearing some of my dainty jewels, Chanel purse, sunnies and a fun fedora.
Looking for more ways to style this top? Here are some style ideas for you to try:
Pair it with a fun fringe denim skirt, knee-high boots or sandals. Take the look up a notch and dress it up with some black high waisted trousers and some chic heels. Since this top is so versatile, whether you decide to go casual or dressed up the possibilities are endless. Final step: Accessories always complete and bring the look together, in my opinion. So, no matter how you wear this top you’ll be looking chic, stylish and so fierce. Hurry, and purchase this FAB top today at Tobi.com . Shop their website for some great deals that can’t be missed!
Always remember to just have fun with your wardrobe and remember to work it ladies!! Always, be creative, be stylish, be glam, be You!
Enjoy your Friday and Cinco De Mayo! Cheers!
Thanks to Tobi.com for partnering up with me for this look. All thoughts and style ideas are my own. If you’d like to shop my look, see details below.
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Jacket: Paige |Top: Tobi| Jeans: Rag & Bone|Shoes: Hogan| Handbag: Chanel |Sunglasses: Quay Australia | Sunglasses: Fendi|Baguette Rings: Noellery | Necklaces: Noellery | Bracelet: Cartier Cartier| Wedding and Anniversary Band: Lorraine Schwartz | Watch: Rolex| Hat: Banana Republic | Earrings: Chloe and Isabel
What are you upto for Cinco De Mayo?
What are some of your staple pieces in your closet? Please do share by commenting below, writing to me ( I LOVE hearing from you) or by using the hashtag: #SFBFashion.
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Looking for that natural, shine and glow that’s effortless but looks and feels amazing? Continuing reading and find out more.
Currently obsessing over these products from Marc Jacobs. The perfect products to own and just in time for Spring/ Summer. I’m specifically loving Marc Jacob’s Dew Drop Coconut Gel highlighter. It’s so luxurious and lightweight giving you the perfect sheen and glow that’s so natural and beautiful. Give your skin a healthy dose of hydration and shine today with Marc Jacobs Dew Drop Coconut Gel Highlighter.
In a previous post, I mentioned all the benefits of Coconuts– not just for our bodies but for our skin, if you missed that post you can read all about my love, obsession and all the benefits of coconuts here. Marc Jacob’s also explores his love for coconut which inspired his newest beauty line that came out just in time for Spring/Summer 2017. All I can say after trying out this product: I’ll be glowing and showing off my shine this season!
When your try this product, your skin will look youthful, radiant and hydrated. It instantly lights up your complexion– giving you the perfect sun-kissed glow we all want and love. Out of all the highlighters and illuminators I’ve tried and used, I must say this has to be my favorite. It’s lightweight, and gives me the perfect amount of shine without having to use so much of the product. I must say I love the sleek packaging and the luxurious feel of this product, one that I’m currently loving. You can use this directly on your skin for the that perfect sheen highlight or you can even mix it with your foundation and primer to transform into an illuminating elixir which will give off that “glow from within” look. No matter how you use this product your skin will look beautiful, radiant and flawless. Trust me when I say this, ” A little goes long way…” The gel highlighter builds up to the ultimate sheen, where you’ll see the sensual, peachy-golden hues come through that will flatter all skin tones. The Dew drop coconut gel highlighter is formulated with : 5 forms of coconut and provitamin B5 that will help hydrate and nourish your skin. I HIGHLY recommend this product to anyone and everyone! Get your glow on today! Purchase yours at your local Sephora or any beauty store that sells Marc Jacobs Beauty products.
Thanks to @MarcBeauty and @Influenster. This product was provided to me for free in exchange for and honest review. #CoconutGlow #Contest #Ad
Would you say I dew to this product? How do you dew and get your glow on?
If you do get your hands on this product (YOU DEFINITELY SHOULD!) I’d love to hear your thoughts about it. Please do share using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty #CoconutGlow
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Recently, I’ve been receiving so many compliments on my hair. I’ve been meaning to do an updated hair post– so, here it is. I’ve started using this new hair care system by Loreal: Ever Pure. In just a few washes I’ve noticed the amazing effects it’s had on my hair.
For many years, I’ve tried many different hair products from high end to drugstore brands you name it. My hair has been thru the it all over the years. Plus, I’ve colored my hair just about every color (except for purple, blue, pink) and my hair has seen it’s fair share of products. So, I guess it’s safe to say my hairs been fried, dyed, dull and damaged through the years. In the last couple of years, I’ve taken better care of my hair (using less heat tools, no abrasive color treatments etc….) and I’ve noticed a huge difference. I’ve changed up my hair products too. For the most part, I’ve used salon suggested, high end hair products up. It’s only in the last 3 years or so I’ve changed things up. Ever since I discovered Loreal’s hair care products my hair has gone thru a tremendous changes and in the most amazing ways possible. Their newest hair care line is absolutely amazing and heres why.
The shampoo + conditioner moisturize your hair and leave it smelling fresh and invigorating. It’s formula combines rosemary and floral botanicals which smells incredible. Another reason that makes Loreal’s Ever Pure products so great: they’re sulfate-free, paraben-free, free of harsh salts, vegan and dye free. Both products have a rich and creamy consistency that isn’t heavy but rather it lathers on smoothly throughout your hair. This system specifically is great for color treated hair (which is what I have) and it keeps color pure for up to 4 weeks. The last time I colored my hair was back in November and up until now my color is still looking vibrant and fresh as if it was done yesterday. My hair has never looked better. It feels and looks more hydrated, soft, silky, smooth and looks oh so fabulous as you can see.
The 10 in 1 elixir is another amazing product from Loreal. All three products have done wonders for my hair. The elixir specifically helps restore hairs vitality in as little as 1 week. After using the elixir, I noticed a huge difference in my hair almost immediately. My hair has stayed healthy, reflecting my radiant hair color even though my hair was colored months ago. These are all the things its’ done for my hair and what it’s proven do to for hair in general:
Apply on to towel-dried hair and scalp in sections. Gently work into hair to evenly distribute. Do not rinse. Style as usual. My hair looks and feels healthy and fresh. I can wash my hair knowing my hair will look great after each wash. We all want to have that “after salon visit” hair ( gorgeous salon blown out hair) everyday especially after a full nights rest. But rest assure, after using Loreal’s Ever Pure products your hair will look and feel incredible. Let’s be honest, I don’t know about you, when my hair looks that good it not only makes me feel amazing but gives me an added boost in my confidence too. No matter if your hair is dry, color treated, curly, you’ll love these products just as much as I do and you’ll see what it can do you. So #freeyourhair from all your hair worries and try these life-changing products. Get the gorgeous hair you’ve always wanted that will not only look amazing but you’ll feel amazing too!! Trust me, you’ll LOVE them –you’ll thank me later.
Shop my Look + Products:
Loreal Shampoo/Conditioner/Elixir/Tee: Old, Find Similar here/Jacket: BlankNYC/Denim: J.Brand/Shoes: French Connection (On Sale Now)!/Bag: Last Season, Smilar HereNecklace+Multi-Wrap Bracelet: Chloe +Isabel
Have you tried out Loreal’s Ever Pure Hair products?
If so, let me know your thoughts and what it’s done for your hair.
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Looking for the perfect Autumn + Holiday scent and lip shades??
Look no further, today I’m teaming up with Influenster and Armani Beauty to tell you all about Say Sì Eau De Parfum and Armani Beauty’s Lip Maestros.
Do you consider yourself a woman whose passionate about life, accomplished, audacious in your own right and the perfect balance between glamour and chic?? Say Sì Intense Eau de Parfum is the perfect scent for the modern day woman. A woman who enjoys saying yes to her most vibrant emotions. One whose stylish, passionate and craves an unexpected adventure. All things I’d like to characterize myself and more. But aside from how it makes me feel and how I’d like to describe myself, the scent is absolutely sensational–you’ll be turning heads and attracting so many as you walk by them. Thanks to Armani Beauty and Influenster for gifting me this scent. And after trying this out, I knew it was one I’d love and one to share with everyone. It may be intense but nothing too overpowering or strong, nothing you or I couldn’t handle. I love this scent so much, and so does my husband. He finds its invigorating and absolutely LOVES the scent on me. This fragrance screams: elegance, sophistication, style and glam all at the same time. This is one scent you’ll want to own, now available at: sephora.com, macys.com and armanibeauty.com. Buy yours today!
Sì Eau de Parfum Intense accentuates the sensual and elegant facets of the Armani woman. The duality of an extremely seductive blackcurrant neo jungle essence, with just a hint of silky freesia, and a timeless chic intense chypre accord. A fragrance of passion, softly powerful, assertive and unmistakably feminine. (ArmaniBeauty.com)
If your in search for the perfect shade of red this holiday season, this is one lip shade you’ll want to own. Perfect for the holiday season— Armani Beauty’s Lip Maestro’s in the shades 400 and 201. It feels like butter on your lips–so rich, fine in texture, intense color pay off, drys matte and long-lasting. Perfect for my long hour work days, doesn’t transfer, and super hydrating. All things I look for when I’m in need of a new lip color. An intense matte shade that last up to 8 hrs with very little need for reapplication, this is one lip product you’ll want to try and own. Be sure to check out Lip Maestro by Armani Beauty now available at armanibeauty.com and sephora.com
I received these Giorgio Armani Beauty products complimentary but all opinions are my own. Be sure to try these out and if you do please do share using the hashtag: #SFBBeauty.
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.
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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.
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Welcome to Miami, Bienvenido A Miami!
Who doesn’t love a good getaway….. This quick , yet fun escape destination was Miami! I stayed at the beautiful Dream South Beach located on the famous Collins Avenue. This ever so chic, upscale and art-deco inspired boutique hotel was the absolute dream. The the perfect location to unwind and relax for the weekend. The Dream South Beach is within walking distance to just about anything: Ocean Drive, Lincoln Road, restaurants, shopping, the beach you name it. The hotel features a rooftop pool, lounge, spa and a Mexican restaurant. Whatever you decide to do during your visit, your guaranteed a great time.
Miami is always fun, the perfect travel destination to celebrate a milestone birthday or any celebration for that matter. The perfect weekend for fun in the sun, family bonding and celebrating with my girls.
We had an amazing weekend in Miami and at the Dream South Beach. Thank you to the staff at the Dream South Beach, we had a fantastic time! Thank you for making sure our stay was nothing short from spectacular. It was very hard for us to say goodbye, but until next time. Miami is just a quick flight away, hopefully I’ll be back soon!
Thank You Dream Hotel Miami Beach for having me, looking forward to my next stay. #Sponsor #Collaboration
Swimsuit: Eco Swim By Aqua Green
Cover-Up: Eco Swim
Tote: Kayu Designs
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Hat: Eugenia Kim Hat
Sunglasses: Quay Australia “On The Prowl”
Can you believe it’s already September?
I feel like every year the Summer months just fly by. The Summer baby and lover in me wants to hold onto Summer for as long as I can. Luckily, the weather in New York City is still warm enough that we can still enjoy the summer heat just a little longer while longer….
When it comes to shopping for swim suits, I’m very indecisive and picky. I always have to make sure the fit looks right, and of course I want it to look flattering on me as well. So, when Eco Swim by Aqua Green contacted me to work together, I was excited to collaborate together, but was unsure about receiving a swimsuit without trying it on. But I’m happy I took the plunge to see how they create sustainable, fashionable swimsuits and clothing all at the same time.
I received my cover-up and swimsuit just in time for our trip to Miami. The fit was just right and quite flattering to my body. My body type is fit but curvy. I’m always overly conscious of my bust area. But, thankfully the fit was just right, and I loved the black polka dot design on the swimsuit. Not only was it cute but stylish and chic all at the same time. The cover-up was great as well. It can be styled on its own, or paired with these cute shorts (as seen on me) or even a mini skirt. Here, I paired their Jacquard Collar White Cover-Up with some cute black and white patterned shorts. [I’ll have all the links to each item listed below]. Overall, I’m happy with the fit and style of the swimsuit and cover-up. Even after a few washes the material has still held up and looks brand new. The quality on both the cover up and swimsuit is simply amazing.
What I admire most about Eco Swim is their message and mission behind their brand. I’m all about leading a healthy lifestyle and living in a healthy, safe world and they do all that and more. Eco Swim is a 4th generation family run business, that not only cares about the materials they use but how they are created and produced. They’ve created something that sustainable and fashionable with dual purpose. Consumers are given amazing quality and planet-friendly swimwear that ’s not only better for you but for the entire planet. How can you not LOVE that!Their motto is “reducing your carbon footprint in the sand.” The work they do is truly amazing!
Aside from creating fashionable, sustainable swimwear, Eco Swim strives to help keep beaches and rivers clean. ECO SWIM is committed to several beach and river cleanups each year through retail partnerships.” [ECO SWIM BY AQUA GREEN] With the help and partnership of many retailers they have removed 6,600 lbs of trash from our oceans and waters and continue to do so. Their mission and philosophy,
“ ECO SWIM is a way of life. It’s the journey of learning to love, respect, and have a sense of responsibility for our planet. It’s about appreciating the past, enjoying the present, and anticipating the future. It’s protecting what is important to you while creating a better world for tomorrow.”
The more and more I learn and read about this company, I’m happy to have partnered and collaborated with them. I believe in the brand even more, seeing all the good they are doing for our planet, is truly remarkable. Their swimsuits and clothing are designed and created out of recycled nylons and other eco-friendly materials, which are all made in America. Thank you Eco Swim for collaborating and partnering with me on this post. All thoughts are my own.
Follow their page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecoswim
Shop my Look:
Swimsuit: Eco Swim By Aqua Green , Bottoms: https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/eco-swim-solid-high-class-bikini-bottom-8132491/?color=9325 Cover-Up: Eco Swim
Sunglasses: Karen Walker
Sunglasses: Gentle Monster
Dry Shampoo: R+Co
Body Oil: Lucy B’s Shimmer Body Oil
Hat: Eugenia Kim Hat
Photo Credit: @SocialFashionistaBeauty and my Amazing husband @DeSouza_03
As always thanks so much for reading, following along and supporting me on my journey!