Hey loves! So yesterday, December 9th, 2017 marked the first snowfall of the season in New York. It was really cold but the snow was really pretty. Did I stay home, covered myself in blanket, sipped hot chocolate in my favorite mug? NOPE. Although, that sounds incredibly relaxing, I actually made the effort to put on going out clothes and went to Brooklyn. Continue Reading
Hey loves! I can’t believe we’re 23 days away until Christmas. Have you finished your holiday shopping? I don’t know about you but I was able to participate and did my part on Black Friday shopping. Living in Long Island and making sure I got to the mall as soon as it opened for that one day of a year, where people go crazy shopping, was a successful tactic. I cannot imagine shopping if I was still living in the city. Did I get good deals? Mmm, on some of the stuff I got, yes. I’d say that I was definitely in that “Shopping Mode: ON” situation. Continue Reading
#RoxieTravels starts now! From September of 2016 up to the present, I have traveled at least once or sometimes twice every month. Was it fun? Hell yeah! But of course, exhausting at the same time. I can say that I travel hard and work hard. I go to the West Coast quite a lot and feel like California is my 2nd home. Busy, right? This is why I haven’t been as active as I was in the blogging world, but that is about to change! Continue Reading
Hey loves! So, I want to share you my personal story/experience this past NYFW SS18! I’ve done a couple of NYFW backstage from the past but this one was different and definitely an awesome experience! I’m not as active in blogging like I used to but it feels good to look back and reminisce. Blogging has seriously given me opportunities that I’ve once just dreamed of. Calling all my blogger babes, can I get an AMEN? 💕🙌🏻
Some of you may have already known but if not, I have a pretty fun full-time job and that is working for a beauty brand called Voesh New York. Let me tell you, it has been a whirlwind since I started! What do I do? I talk about how much I love our products because I really do! If you haven’t already, check it out because Voesh products are Uh-mazing!
Voesh went backstage for Prabal Gurung NYFW SS18 and prepped the nails with lead nail artist Mei Kawajiri. Described as femininity with a bite, Gurung’s collection was largely inspired by the designer’s dedication to promoting change around the world. Also a noted activist, Prabal opened the show with the quote, “Grant me strength to change the things I cannot accept,” a sentiment that was accompanied visually by the presence of some of today’s most empowering models including sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid, Ashley Graham and Taylor Hill.
Backstage, lead manicurist Mei Kawajiri, a Japanese talent that has become widely known for her 3D nail sculpture and hand-painted detail, treated each model to a fully enriched, completely waterless instant manicure courtesy of Voesh New York and their cutting-edge Collagen Glove and Sock system. Vegan, Paraben-free, Gluten-free and cruelty-free, the gloves and socks mimic the results of complete professional manicures without the need for soaking water, cuticle softener, cuticle oil, massage lotion or paraffin wax. As they were pampered pre-show, Gigi, Ashley and the other models became instant fans of the travel-friendly products thanks to their compact package, simple use and of course their skin-softening, dewy results. Through the unique waterless manicures, Mei was able to create a naturally glowing look to accompany Red Carpet Manicure’s clean color and match Prabal’s boldly beautiful collection.
As for the makeup look, it was done by the amazing, MAC Cosmetics. Dewy skin, brushed up brows with glossy lids and lips. Models stormed the runway with their hair slicked back to perfection by Wella. And of course, nail prep by Voesh New York and color by Red Carpet Manicure. I’d say, the nails, makeup and hair look really complimented each other.
Working with Prabal Gurung backstage for NYFW was super busy but definitely rewarding! I couldn’t be more proud of Voesh for being a part of this season. To summarize my experience, it was da bomb! This season went by way too fast but I’m glad I was able to take photos to make this memory last longer. 🤭 I wonder where Voesh is gonna be next season.. exciting thoughts!
Did you participate in any NYFW shows? Backstage coverage? Share and let me know your experience in the comments. I’d love to hear your stories!
Phew. A new post finally that I have been wanting to share with you babes! Yes, I know, I know.. I have been MIA for a while, AGAIN! Sorry, it’s so hard to keep up. 😣 There are so many things I want to blog about but I can’t seem to sit down and write. I have been traveling a lot, at least once a month and have accumulated photos, specially food snaps 🤣 that you should see in the next upcoming posts!
Speaking of traveling, I’ve been wanting to talk about SkinForum‘s 6 Step Facial in a Box. A new addition to my weekly/monthly skin care regimen! A complete facial treatment in a box curated based on what your skin needs most. SkinForum is a subscription based website so you can get your skin fix delivered right to your doorstep, every month.
Of course, I went for Detox + Radiance! 😍 Who doesn’t want a radiant looking skin? And deep cleansing is definitely a must for me on a weekly basis. The key ingredients of the Detox + Radiance Kit are Niacinamide, Fruits and Green Tea extracts. Living in this busy city can be so stressful to the skin, so detoxing is much needed! Thanks to this box, I can get rid of dullness and impurities in my own convenience.
Here’s a video showing what products you get in the kit and application! All of the products are formulated without parabens, synthetic colors, mineral oil, petroleum, chemical sulfates and phthalates and are also dermatology tested. Each products are all numerically labeled and ordered with simple instructions that make them so easy to use and follow.
Onto the steps..
STEP 1: Magic Cleansing Cloth, to cleanse and remove make up and impurities.
So in each packet, you get 3 pcs of cleansing cloth that contains 3ml cleanser infused with rice extract that has a bunch of skin benefits like brightening and tightening the pores.
I did the facial treatment with a full face make up on but I recommend using your favorite cleanser to deep cleanse even more. I used one of the round wipes to remove face make up and the other two for my eye make up.
STEP 2: Gentle Exfoliating Swab, to exfoliate dead skin and polish.
Super trendy in KBeauty and such an interesting product. A jumbo size swab infused with 1.5ml AHA/BHA + Aloe extract. I used this on areas like my forehead, nose and chin where I feel like I needed to exfoliate. I love the combination of formulas where it’s strong enough to get rid of dead skin and Aloe to calm your skin.
STEP 3: Soothing Toner, to calm and refine.
You get a round wipe infused with 1.8ml soothing and pH balancing toner in each pack. Toner is definitely a must have in my skin care routine and I must say, this toner left my skin feeling refreshed!
STEP 4: Skin Makeover Mask, to nourish and hydrate.
A silver foil mask infused with detoxing goodness! Silver coated that blocks toxins and helps lock in moisture for a supple and brighter complexion. Plus, you look pretty cool!
STEP 5: Super Serum, to revitalize and restore.
Each packet contains 2ml vitamin rich serum. I love how this serum doesn’t sit on your skin and actually penetrates. It’s also not sticky and greasy.
STEP 6: Repairing Cream, to repair and renew.
Each packet contains 2ml power repairing cream to finish and lock the pampering treatment. This cream seriously feels like butter on my skin! Just like the serum, it didn’t sit on top on my skin and made it really smooth and nourished.
I must say that SkinForum’s Facial in a Box is not just a skin care regimen but a pampering experience! I loved following the complete 6 steps and how my skin felt after each product. My skin looked glowy and hydrated after one treatment. Just imagine when you keep doing the treatment every week/month. Such a fun way to keep your skin care routine on point!
Hey loves! Spring is finally here in New York. The season for bright lips, vibrant eyeliners, pop of colors, pastel nail polish and so much more that I can’t think on top of my head. To cut this intro short, I filmed a video of a Spring makeup look that I would rock any day on this beautiful season.
I was also inspired by ELF Cosmetics #Baecation event that was all over social media to celebrate Coachella and really wished I was there. All of the products used for this makeup are from ELF Cosmetics and most are my favorites. Continue Reading
I cannot believe it’s that time of the year again. The Makeup Show NYC 2017 is just around the corner. Are y’all ready for this? They are coming back to New York on May 7th and 8th with incredible sponsors and must-see keynote speakers! It will be two days full of education and inspiration to members of the makeup community. In addition to rubbing elbows with other makeup professionals and receiving exclusive product discounts, attendees of The Makeup Show NYC will also have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Keynote speakers at The Makeup Show NYC will share everything from their road to success, tips and techniques, and advice for those looking to advance their own careers. It’s where the makeup community get together and celebrate their passion for beauty! Continue Reading