Thursday, September 25, 2014

Flat lays

I am loving putting stuff together through flat lays. Pretty much still styling only photo styling this time. If you follow me on IG Im sure you have noticed it by now.

I like sharing the products that I use.
I need to do more reviews here on my blog. It just gets tricky when you do blogging on the side. I am really trying hard to keep up.

I find it easier to get great shots if I use a white background. I use a piece of cardboard, the ones I use for my visual/mood boards. Gather the products that I want to feauture. Hold my camera up above the flat work space making sure everything is seen.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Where at: Fashion Happy Hour

Since the next Fashion Happy Hour event is upcoming I would like to share my fun experience attending it and being a part of it.

I learned about them through eventbrite. The first one I attended was when after I have finally adjusted with my new life here in the US.

I wanted to network, meet more creative people, explore new brands and visit new places. 
Co bloggers would host and they would invite me, since then I would go if my schedule permits. 
It was my weekender activity and it was the perfect place to catch up with people that I have not seen in a while too.

After a few months of attending I was invited by Valentina (beauty behind FHH) to join as one of the featured bloggers and of course I said yes. I helped style for the fashion show.
My model Natalie from DAMA modeling school was amazing. I love how these ladies are so dedicated with what they do. She modeled the style I chose for her very well.

So if you are looking for something different this week check them out, they are on Facebook and Instagram.
Unfortunately I do not have a lot of photos during that night. I was too busy choosing outfits for the show.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gucci Beauty

(Waaaah)literally screamed when I saw this. Gucci is one of my fave designer brand. I am so happy to see that they have a beauty line now. The quality better be good. Obviously I have high expectations.

Im no make up guru. I just love colors and this is my type of color wheel besides season colors. 
Kept adding pieces to my cart and ended up clicking X(exit) since I really dont need this. Might end up getting one lipstick from them. We shall see.

Price range is from $29-$79 (approx)
This is from their website. Im sure department stores will carry them. I have seen them on the Neiman Marcus website too and Saks.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Style of the Week

First look
Went for my visa appointment so I wanted to look chic but comfy. Was not in the mood for heels so wore my pointy flats. This top I got last year from Zara is the second time In wearing it again. Black pants are a staple piece. Even if its crazy hot here in Florida I could not stop wearing black.
Second look
White top is a basic tee from the H&M A/W collection, paired it pleather shorts since you know the weather here. Can't wait for my trip and layer! I miss the cooler season, its time! Slip ons are my Aldo all time fave
Third look
Chambray dress is from Armani Exchange and kitty flats are from Charlotte Olympia. This was on a Sunday thats why I chose a more laid outfit. We celebrated my mother in law's birthday. She looks fab! Love her!

Sorting Out

As much as I love browsing Muji's website for acrylic drawers I prefer shopping in stores so I have a feel of how they look in person so went for these drawers from Marshalls for now.
Way cheaper too.
How I organized
1. Checked which mascaras should go. I buy a lot (curious to try various brands) and sometimes I lose track and forget I even have them. So I put a sticker label and do a color code to remind me which I need to get did of red for newer purchase and blue for the older ones. I label it too with the date of purchase. I do this for all of my makeup.
2. First drawer is the stuff that I use more often. Mix of all sorts of makeup. From primer to lip liner.
3. Next drawers vary from blushes to compact powder. I arrange them by shade.
I obviously need more storage space but Im keeping it simple for now and sticking to the basics.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Speaking of

Im sure by now you have noticed how much I have wanted a Rimowa suitcase. It has always been on my wishlist. So many colors to choose from and finally decided to get it in my fave color.

I dont think I can ever go back to a different brand, this is just super light! I will make sure to do a review once I have used it. I will post it on my YouTube channel.

Model: Salsa Air

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Beauty Buys

I dont think I will ever get tired of discovering new beauty products. Its something I love to check when Im out shopping,came home with these babies. Check out my channel for my insights about each item.

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Friday, September 5, 2014

The attempt

Im totally not over summer and that is the problem lol! When I was choosing my outfit earlier I wanted to create the balance between having some touch of color and slowly mix in fall colors. Im trying!

Top and Skirt: Zara
Shoes: Gucci
Purse: Prada
Sunnies: Alexander Mcqueen

My 30th

Oh yeah its mah birthday! Feeling extra special and loved! Received my swap box from Singapore and I will show the make up products I received (check my YouTube channel).

Super excited to celebrate my birthday in London,got the good news today and my visa was issued! We couldnt go this month because we have a crazy schedule. I better get that Rimowa suitcase Ive been eyeing on. Hmmm which color?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Shoe Hunt: Air Loubi

I was looking for comfy flats since we have plans of going out of the country next month. Fit of the shoe is very important to me so as early as now Im planning which pair to bring and came across this style.
According to the website the ultra comfy flats are worn exclusively indoors or during long flights. I would totally wear them for that emergency painful high heel scenario. I need to see this in person! Since I go at least once a year on a long flight I am tempted to get these. But why not for strolling? Id still wear them outdoors!
I think I found my new sneakers.

Monday, September 1, 2014

End of the month faves

Here is a recap of last month's faves. Cant get it out of my system: black and white combo!
This buried treasure cake from Ale House is the bomb! Try also NARS Audacious collection. Which was officially launched today,
September 1 (Barney's offers all of the 40 colors I believe) I chose the plumish color to use for fall season(shade is called Charlotte)