Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May Beauty Board

best beauty products of 2017

Bobbi Brown Art Stick Liquid Lip: these lipsticks have an amazing formula. They're the most opaque liquid lipsticks I've ever tried. They really are like melted, liquified lipsticks. The best way to apply them is with a lip brush, however, because the squeezy-tube packaging can get messy. The tiniest bit of product will suffice, so you will have these a long while. Once on, they're hydrating, light and dry down to a semi satin finish. My favorite shade is Azalea. Every time I wear it in my insta-stories, you guys ask what lip color I'm wearing. 


Avon True Color Nourishing Lipstick: you definitely can't beat the $8 price point on these (now, $6!). These new Avon lipsticks offer a great range of colors and a very moisturizing formula. They apply easily, and feel good on the lips. Not very long lasting, but they do the trick.  There are ten new shades, my favorites of which include Mellow Melon (an unique peach/pink combo) and Spring Lilac (this Spring's 'it' shade). They also smell sweetly, of delicious fruit.


Urban Decay Quick Fix Hydracharge Setting Spray: I'll admit that when I first began to test out this product, I had a good amount of skepticism, after all, I don't ever use primer, so a primer water seemed a bit unnecessary.  Well, girl, let me tell you something about this little wonder; my skin feels very dewy and nourished when I mist this all over, and something about it causes my makeup to apply more evenly and last longer.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Magique at Faena, Miami, Date Night Outfit

The Faena Hotel has brought an entirely new feel to Miami's nightlife and arts scene.  I mean, when Baz Lurhman helps design the interiors of your hotel, I think you're in good shape! Just saying. Faena, and its umbrella developments that span over six blocks of Miami beach water front, have been credited with breathing new life to the area south of 30th & Collins. Faena Theater is located inside the hotel. It's a throwback to the 1970's, when dinner theaters were having their moment (that's what Wikipedia says). It's a pretty interesting place. Every now and then, we make our way to the hotel and theater, to check out what new shows are playing. It makes for a great date night. 
Miami fashion blogger
Wearing: Rolla's Delilah Blouse here // DVF leather skirt // Steve Madden Clutch //
Playing currently is Kevin & Caruso's Magique; a not-so-ordinary magic show, filled with illusions, handmade costumes, and lots of sequins (on show girls). It's set to the tune of some 90's jams, with some current Top Ten stuff throw in, which makes it fun. Because the dinner theater is small and intimate, you're guaranteed a good seat. It's a fun and unique experience that I recommend for a fun night out. 

Ticket Info:
Bonus: two drinks, complimentary with each ticket purchase.
Magique runs through the end of may, every Tuesday and Sunday.
Tickets: available here.$65 adults / $45 for children (although, it's not much of a gig for kids in my opinion) or you can e-mail for reservations: faenatheater@faena.com.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Laser Facial Risks And How A Caudalie Facial Helped Save My Skin

laser facial side effects
As bloggers, we are oftentimes invited to try out new local experiences. I write about fashion and beauty, and as a result, I'm always scoping out the newest skincare/beauty launches and treatments in Miami. In February, I had a "laser facial." Lured by the promise of renewed, glowing skin, I went in for my appointment with high hopes. The truth is, I should never have done anything because there was nothing wrong with it. At the time, I had a great routine going; my skin was already healthy and hydrated. I've never had an issue with dryness...until this "facial." The results were terrible. As you can see, I ended up with squares imprinted on my face, from the laser nozzle. After the red square patterns faded, I was left with extreme dry patches all over. I also have lots of texture that I never had before. 

It's now May, three months later, and my skin is JUST getting back to normal. 
I credit Vanessa (a great aesthetician) over at Caudalie Brickell City Centre, because she gave me an incredible, hydrating facial. I have plans to go back next months! Below, I've got a full breakdown of the products she used, plus outfit details. 

Caudalie Brickell City Center: 701 S. Miami Ave
Spa Facial Menu here.
E-mail to book a facial at Caudalie


Outside the Caudalie boutique and spa - Brickell City Centre

Friday, May 12, 2017

Victoria Beckham x Target: Outfit

By now, you've heard that the quality of the Victoria Beckham for Target line is great. It definitely is.  I'm bringing you a quick outfit post today wearing a VB for Target top. The top is a nice, thick material. It doesn't wrinkle (maaajor plus), and has cute fringe detailing along the hem. It's Available online, at Target.


My shoes are also from Target! I can't believe how comfortable these Mossimo Daphne platform sandals are. I complain endlessly about shoes being uncomfortable. Who would have thought that a $29 pair of shoes would be easier on my feet than designer heels?


All of the details on my accessories, are down below. Thanks for reading. xx

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Kari Gran Lip Whip - Lip Swatches

Today's post is all about the natural and hydrating, Kari Gran Lip Whips, some of the most nourishing colored glosses that I've come across.  Kari Gran has a back-to-basics approach to skincare and makeup. Named after the brand's founder, they seek to combine a love of makeup and beauty with a no-fuss, chemical free list of ingredients that make for a great line. 
Kari Gran Lip Whip in Shimmer
Kari Gran lip whip in Shimmer
Kari Gran lip whip in Suji Red
Kari Gran lip whip in Suji Red



Below, I've got the shades swatched for you, but first, here's why I love the lip whips:

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