SFB Beauty with YSL: Tatouage Couture Liquid Lip Stain

Posted on: October 12, 2017

Hi Beauties!

I know it’s been sometime since I’ve done a beauty post……. Ask and you shall receive.

As you all may know, and if you don’t I’m a huge Beauty enthusiast on all levels. I believe when you beauty is not only on the outside it’s also from within as well. When you truly feel comfortable with yourself, in your own skin that to me, is beautiful. 

With Fall upon us, I’m always on the search for the perfect shade for the season. I’m all about lip shades that make for great transitional colors that work through the seasons. Of course, when I find a shade that I absolutely LOVE I have to share my thoughts with you all. Remember, sharing is caring, and I love sharing and I do care about you all!!

Recently, YSL released their new matte liquid lipsticks, Tatouage Couture. The shade I have on here is shade 08 Black Red Code.  The perfect mix between a deep red and burgundy, great for the Fall and Winter seasons. The formula reminds me of Chanel’s Rouge Allure Ink. YSL’s Lip stains don’t dry quickly matte, but for maximum results and full opacity I would recommend to layering the color on your lips to get its full color pay off.  The color pay off is simply gorgeous and I love the formula of this product. It’s transfer-proof, non-drying, extremely comfortable and it didn’t settle into my lip lines. It has the signature YSL scent, but it doesn’t linger once it sets. It’s unique applicator shape makes for a full and easy application. Overall, I found that these lip stains are long lasting, lightweight, ultra matte, gives a high impact color with a naked lip feel. I absolutely love this lip shade and I would highly recommend this product to anyone and everyone.  So, indulge and treat yourself to this luxurious, gorgeous product, you won’t be disappointed. YSL  offers 18 great shades that are now available at your local Sephora or anywhere that sells YSL Beauty Products. 

Thanks to Influenster and YSL Beauty for sending me this lip stain complimentary in exchange for an honest review.


Stay fabulous, strong, confident, fearless and beautiful both inside and out loves!!

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

5 Favorite Scents Perfect for Spring/Summer

Posted on: April 4, 2017

Looking for a new perfume scent thats perfect for Spring?

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


Parfum Divin by Caudalie  $64.00

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

Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium $118.00

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

Parfums De Marly Safanad $290

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

– Top: orange fruits, pear.

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

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

Tom Ford Orchid Soleil $168.00

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

Philosophy’s Loveswept $66.00

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


Social Fashionista Beauty’s His and Her Luxury Gift Guide

Posted on: December 14, 2016

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


His+ Hers Fragrances

Parfum De Marly 



His + Her’s Skincare Gift Sets

Tom Ford 


His + Her’s Fashion

Boss Hugo Boss

Calypso St. Barths

His + Her Velvets

Gianvito Rossi 

Boss Haimon Trim Fit Velvet Dinner Jacket

His + Her Wallets 

Givenchy Men’s Wallet 

YSL Large Monogram Wallet

His + Her Jewelry + Accessories

Nirav Modi

Salvatore Ferragamo Watch 


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!

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!!







 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…..