A Day Out with The New Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens

Happy October my dear friends! The weather is starting to change a little bit here in the sunshine state, but it is still sunny and very humid. Even though the weather is changing we all have to protect our skin. Years ago I didn’t really care about protecting my skin from the sun, but now that I am getting older I am seeing the effects of those careless decisions.

One of my latest faves is the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens! Today I am sharing a little review on how great this product is, and how is never too late to start caring for your skin.

Perfect for daily use

This past weekend I went on a little adventure to the Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. Before I applied my make up I grabbed the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen that contains SPF 30 with UVA/UVB protection. It’s water-light and makes your skin feel refreshed. I also used it around my neck, chest, shoulders, and arms. Places I knew that the sun would hit.

Usually, when wearing sunscreen the lotion feels a bit heavy and you have to spread it multiple times so you won’t have any white marks leftover. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel lotion feels smooth, you don’t feel like you are wearing it at all.

Keeps the skin hydrated

When I arrived at Epcot my makeup wasn’t melting and my face felt fresh. Of course, I packed the lotion to apply a couple of times later, but the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel lotion stayed on for a while and I didn’t feel like I had to re-apply multiple times. My face didn’t feel greasy, or dry at all. It kept it hydrated throughout the day. You can re-apply as much as you can, I did a little bit after I walked half of the park and when it randomly rained. Also, it’s oil free!sunscreens that are oil-free are hard to find so this is definitely a huge plus.

Easy to carry around

When I go to any kind of adventure I like to carry a simple bag. Nothing heavy, useful and of course chic. The Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel lotion sunscreen comes in a great size to carry around. I love how I just dropped it in my bag and it was easy to carry. I don’t like to carry anything that is heavy,  so you can definitely carry this in any kind of purse without taking a huge amount of space.

I also tried the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 50. It’s oil-free and non-comedogenic, which means it won’t clog pores. That is a huge plus ladies! I hate it when any kinda of sunscreen clogs my pores and makes my face feel heavy.

It’s never too late to take care of your skin. Weather is doing your daily routine or heading into a new adventure ALWAYS WEAR SUNSCREEN! Coming home after eating & drinking around the world at Epcot, and not having sunburn or marks on my face was a total success. So friends I highly recommend that you start taking care of your skin, and look for a product that will fit your lifestyle and most importantly that will benefit you. I am so happy I found the Neutrogena Hydro Boost Water Gel Lotion Sunscreens, I don’t longer have to worry about my skin suffering when I go outside. 

with love,

 

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Brandbacker. All opinions are 100% my own.

 

 

 

 

Getting Ready For The Makeup Show!

Getting Ready For The Makeup Show!

I am currently getting ready for the makeup show in Orlando. What girl doesn’t love make up? Throughout the years I have gotten more and more interested in the artistry of makeup. Growing up my mother taught me the basics. She wasn’t into wearing a lot of makeup, but I grew up as a dancer, so makeup was very important on stage.

I had my moments were my makeup was a mess, OMG if I showed you pictures! Thanks to youtube and other platforms I have been able to learn more about products & techniques. This upcoming weekend I will be attending the Makeup show in Orlando, FL. The Makeup Show is one of the biggest pro make up events in the USA. It brings people from all over the world, Many professionals in the field teach techniques and share great insights from the industry. Definitely check out The MakeUp show to learn more about this awesome event.

Here are some current trends from MakeUp artist James Vincent:

In Your Own Skin

Natural Skin is a must have for the summer months. Look to the Red Carpet, runway or your favorite fashion magazines and you will see models and celebrities wearing makeup that is barely there featuring a soft matte finish. A sheerer coverage complexion with strategic warmth and shine is flattering for any face. Chose a long wear or waterproof option for optimum summer wear. A few of our favorites are Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation and MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterblend. For additional hold and perspiration control, try Alcone or Mehron anti shine and sweat products as a primer. The pros swear by them to keep clients looking cool in the most intense heat.

Bright Eyed Wonder

Bold, beautiful pops of color were the perfect addition to summer and resort runways this season. As all over eyeshadow, a bold swipe of eyeliner or a bit of brightly colored mascara are a few ways to take the trend to your everyday. Try Danessa Myricks ColorFix for a long wear pro favorite that can be used as cream shadow, liner, mascara or lip. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliners add a touch of bright color with a simple application. Colored Mascara from Kryolan is an excellent pro classic available in his from bright neons to bold jewel tones and take just a minimal amount of makeup skill.

Graphic Designs

Neo Graphic Liner is an easy summer choice. Pair a bold black liner with any lip from barely there to a daring red and it will always work. Traditional cat eyes are a bit blockier this season or try a sexy, smudgy cat eye for an unforgettable modern look. Stila Microtip Stay All Day Eyeliner allows you to create any shape effortlessly. Stillazzi Borderline Intense Gel Eyeliner is quickly becoming a pro favorite that’s easy to apply, featuring a super durable formula that looks fantastic from day to late night.

Glitterati

Glitter is never going away. This summer we are seeing easy glitter looks along the eyelid as liner or shadow. Try Mehron’s new Echo Pressed Glitter Palette for a no mess, easy option that works well on its own or overshadow. Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow have a large variety of beautiful summer shades that apply with one swipe. For a more ethereal glitter experience, look to Danessa Myricks Beauty, Kryolan or MAKE UP FOR EVER for the most magnificent glitter makeup options.

Smoke Screen

The smoky eye never fails to make a return for fall. This season we see an eye that uses texture for impacts as well as color. Combine different formulas for off the runway, editorial looks that work well for every day. MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Pencils are the perfect base for smudgy, sexy lines. Layer on a gel liner like Stillazi or a cream product like Danessa Myricks Colorfix for added drama. Finish with your favorite shimmer shadow like Cozzette metallics in a rich, blue tone and you have an easy and unforgettable smoky eye that is seasonal as well as sensational.

I can’t wait to share more with you guys about The makeup show. I will definitely be creating a post about all the cool insights and the goodies I find on the post. Hope you guys enjoy these trends & if you have any trends that you would like to share please do.

with love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Tap Into Your Creativity

How To Tap into Your Creativity

Even if you are not creative, you can tap into your creativity. Yes, you read that right you have creativity inside of you. Some people think that there is no creativity inside of them whatsoever, but it’s wrong. Tapping into your creativity can bring many advantages & positive things in your life. Doing something you enjoy, or learning a new skill doesn’t have to be perfect. All you need is your commitment to go for it. Studies have shown the number of benefits that creativity brings into your life. Take a read into this article ” 5 ways creativity positively affects your life”.

Why live life with the same routine? Life doesn’t have to be like that for you. Maybe you have been wanting to get into photography, drawing, painting, DIY, dancing any creative skill. The time is here, don’t wait any longer. Creativity is always available to you and I want to help you tap into it.

Go to a museum or a gallery

Going outside of your usual places will spark creativity. Do a google search around your area, & find a museum or gallery. There are so many artistic people sharing their work. A lot of the museums or galleries are FREE! so definitely take advantage.

Set aside time

Setting time of your day to create something is important. Let’s be honest sometimes we become too lazy, scheduling your creative time will help you so much. Think of this time as a self-care, or me time. We all need a little time for ourselves away from the madness of our everyday lives.

Look up videos or images for ideas

There are tons of tutorials on YouTube. I love to follow illustrators or people that do DIYs. It really creates a spark in me to get out of my comfort zone as an artist. Pinterest is another great platform to find inspiration.

Sleep

Sleep goes hand in hand with creativity. You will not be able to survive a long day, come home and sit to create anything if you haven’t slept. Getting rest is important for your brain, even if is a little nap of 30 mins, will help you so much.

Visit an art store

Take a random trip to the nearest store by you. Look at all the products they have there. Get yourself some crayons, color pencils, paints or anything that you can think of to make something. I advise you to look up the store and see if they have an app. For example; Joann & Michaels have an app where they have coupons. You can use them and save a lot of money.

I have been a creative person since I was little. But don’t get it twisted I hit walls sometimes where I don’t know what to create. This tips that I have shared with you today, I have also applied them to my creative life. So you are not alone in this journey! I hope you found this post helpful, and feel free to share with me what are you creating, or do to tap into creativity.

with love,

 

Fall Pieces To Incorporate Into Your Closet

Fall Pieces To Incorporate Into Your Closet

I am currently taking a deep breath and saying goodbye to the summer. But when I go outside it feels like summer still. I went to Starbucks and the pumpkin spice lattes are being served, OMG!! So I am definitely saying goodbye to the summer. I am getting my closet ready because fall & winter are my favorite seasons. Today I want to share with you guys about my latest collaboration with Standards & Practices.

As much as I love fashion, I am very particular where I buy my clothes. When I went to fashion school I learned more about fabrics and construction. Since then my life has not been the same. I have watched many documentaries, and have read news in regards to fast fashion. If you don’t know what fast fashion is please please do yourself a favor and do your research. By the Way, post coming soon in regards to this topic.

Working with brands that believe in providing garments made with great quality, and that are not breaking the rules is very important for me. I strongly believe that investing in pieces that are made out of good quality fabrics, and eco-friendly will not only help your budget but the environment.

Standards & Practices it’s a brand that is dedicated to the women who want to stay on trend, on a budget and always fashion forward. Their pieces are very well made, with great fabrics. They are eco-friendly using greener technology and innovative designs. 

My 1st fall piece

Is the Milla Sheer Black Skimmer Top. A top with sheer sleeves, very flattering to your body, sheer back with a detailed zipper in the middle. It goes very well with any kind of bottoms or a pencil skirt.

My 2nd fall piece

Bardot High Waist Basic Rinsed Denim Knit Ankle Skinny Jeans

Denim is always a must-have. I finally found a pair that is Comfortable and stretchy, being a latin woman with some hips it’s very hard to find jeans that fit me well.

I truly like these two pieces. Both fit perfectly into my wardrobe. Remember to add Pieces that are versatile, fashion-forward, and eco- friendly. Check out Standards & practices, you will fall in love with their denim, is to die for. Use my code MISFIT to get 25% of your purchase. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and wishing you all the best for this fall. Before I leave… what pieces are you incorporating this fall? share on the comment box! I really want to know.

with love,

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Standards & Practices. All opinions are 100% my own. 

 

 

Celebrating 2 yrs. of Blogging!

Celebrating 2yrs of Blogging!

Happy month of August friends. I cannot believe that this month I am celebrating 2 years of blogging. I remember it all started with my mom telling me a story about a girl, who had gone through a lot in her life and created a career out of her blog. The seed was planted in my head but I didn’t really think anything of it. Later on, I started to see & hear more about blogging, how people were creating careers out of it. Blogging is not the same like years ago, I honestly had no idea what it was until I started doing my research & met up with a friend who shared with me a couple of tips on how to start one.

Why did I start blogging? 

What I can recall from my childhood I was always a different girl. I NEVER followed the crowd, never was into the things that other kids in my age were doing. I was always dancing, involved in creative things and had a few friends. Until today I have followed the same mindset and will never stop. After graduating college and realizing that getting a job in the fashion industry was going to be very difficult I felt confused. I was at a very low point in my life, felt lost because I had some many gifts and no one wanted to give me an opportunity. At that same time, I started sketching more and posting my work on Instagram and the buzz began. I didn’t want my blog to look like other bloggers, I wanted it to have significance, something different and I was very scared to jump into it.

After a year of doing research while working a part-time job that conveniently had a computer and it wasn’t that busy, I took the plunge and created my blog. I started blogging to share my knowledge & passion for fashion, life experiences, my artwork, and journey as a creative entrepreneur. Blogging is beyond the writing and images for me, is about the stories I create that connect with you my friends & other readers. Content that can be inspiring and educational with my own twist on it.

Blogging is very challenging 

Even though I have been blessed to meet so many people, attend conferences, events and work with different companies blogging is very challenging. I love to plan and be organized about my schedule, but this year for me has been very up and down and finding the time to create the content has been difficult. Blogging is not just sitting down writing and posting, is really thinking about the content that you will write. Making sure it’s accurate, clear, well written, content that will attract readers. 

There is so much more that goes into it, people don’t really know what goes on the blogging journey. There are times that I feel guilty for not posting or blogging about what everyone is blogging right now, but I have learned that I am on my own path, running my own race and there is no rush to be something I am not. So I take my time and share what is on my heart, blogging about my journey and doing it my way. Honestly, I know I can be more consistent blogging but I am making it work with the time that I have.

Things I have learned…

Confidence

Writing skills

Networking

SEO ( please please learn more about it if you want to start blogging)

Consistency

Friendships

Balance

Time

The World

Time has really flown by, but I am proud of the platform I have created. Blogging started as a way for me to get my gifts & talents into the world, but it has expanded beyond that. Blogging has helped me so much in my career, and personal life. No matter what happens in the blogging industry I won’t stop doing it. Hopefully, this platform will continue to inspire you, I have huge plans for it so stay tuned. Thank you all so much for taking the time to read my post, and commenting. If you are a blogger or want to start blogging please leave me a comment sharing what you liked about this post, and what you have learned about blogging as well. Have a great week friends!

with love,

 

 

 

Discovering The Creative Entrepreneur in You

Discovering The Creative Entrepreneur in You

I was sitting down with a friend one day having coffee & talking about everything we like to do. We talked about creative entrepreneurship and how much we wanted to learn more about it. Since I was a little girl I was always involved in different things. In school, I was involved in chorus, drama, honor clubs & volunteer programs. This woman had no life in high school, forget boys and typical high school drama. Going to college, moving away from home and experiencing another culture taught me how I loved doing different things. Can you please choose one thing? that is what my brain would say, and I fought it for so long. So if you have been through something similar let me just tell you, you are not crazy. You are not alone.
I’m going to share with you how I discovered that I was a creative entrepreneur, and how I took the plunge to start this journey.

So what is a creative entrepreneur?

According to Google, the creative entrepreneur is about setting up yourself or a practice of setting your business, in a creative industry. The focus of the creative entrepreneur differs from that of the typical business entrepreneur, or the social entrepreneur in that she/he is concerned first. Essentially, creative entrepreneurs are investors in talent – their own or other people’s.
In other words, creating a business using your creative skills.

What Steps To Take

The steps you take into realizing you are a creative entrepreneur is key. When I first realized I had the soul of an entrepreneur I was scared. I read many stories, articles, did my research and did not want to face it. My family & close friends have always supported me, but it was scary to accept the fact that I was passionate about many things. So I started doing research and reading blogs. Doing a self-quiz helps too, asking yourself what are you passionate about?. Do you like to draw, write, make things?
If your list gets long, don’t panic. There are certain things from that list that you can venture in and make money from.

Organizing Your Time

Organizing your time is very important. I had many many but many jobs in my lifetime. Different industries that if I made a list you would never believe it. It was good and bad because it taught me different skills, and what I really liked in the job force. As an entrepreneur, you can work on different things, but you have to have discipline. I remember I was working my regular 9-6 then going to the gym, setting time for design projects, reaching out to companies to find more work, and working on my personal projects like this blog. During the weekends working NBA games for the Orlando Magic, and also scheduling time for more projects. Once you get a hold of how to organize your time, and what works for you it should be fine.

Taking the Leap

Taking the leap into a creative entrepreneurship journey is not easy. You need passion, and to let go of your fears & doubts. When I started to see that I could create illustrations for other people & brands, I had to take courage and be positive. It is a day to day process, you have to believe in your work or otherwise, people won’t. If you are passionate about anything, and you want to do it, it will take time and patience. So if you want to blog, create an Etsy shop or make music, do it!! no matter what take the leap.

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Types of Creative Entrepreneurs:
Freelancer
Educator
Coach
Artist
Maker
Entertainer
Curator

There are so many other things that you can do on the side. Just be creative, ask yourself what do you like to do. I am still in the process of monetizing a lot of my creative outlets. It’s very hard to find the time to do it, but because I enjoy it & love it I find the time no matter what. Sometimes I do work just to share it, or for friends and I don’t make any money but I love it. Is not always about the money, it’s the impact of your work. I hope you guys found this post helpful, and please let me know down below on the comment box if you are a creative entrepreneur, and share some tips about your journey! I would love to hear it.

P.S: Here are some great websites with a lot of resources:
http://creativeentrepreneurs.co/
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/293326
http://thiscreativelab.com/blog/
https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290948
http://curioustribe.com/creative-entrepreneurs/

with love,

 

The Fanny Pack Trend is Here To Stay

The Fanny Pack Trend is Here To Stay

Today talking about the fanny pack trend and how is here to stay. But before I start let me say hello, my dear friends! Oh, how I missed writing and sharing with you guys. I know I always say that it has been a while, but it has been a couple of weeks since my last post which was saying goodbye to my 20’s. In my new season, I have experienced so much change, having t balance it all has been rough. Besides trying to do it all, you know I keep an eye on trends & whatever is going on in the fashion world. It is very important for me to share about it because I am passionate about style. I want to share with you guys helpful information, so the first time I saw the fanny pack trend was around December of last year somewhere. I want to say it was at a show or a post, but to best honest, I was never into fanny packs. The first fanny pack I ever owned was when I was little and it was just used to go to Disney and carry my autograph book.

The Fanny Pack Trend is everywhere

Now everywhere I look there is someone rocking a fanny pack!! Either wearing it the original way or across the body. Not only women are wearing fanny packs but men as well which is great to see. Right now New York Men’s Fashion Week is happening and all I see on my feed since I follow the hashtags is guys rocking their stylish outfits with a fanny pack.

About two weeks ago I went to a fashion event, and found a waterproofed fanny pack! this was a win for me, I wanted a fanny pack to add to my wardrobe, a versatile piece.

You might be thinking “that is not my style, or I can’t ever wear that” but don’t be discouraged. Style is about taking risk, trying new things, mixing new pieces with old ones and being yourself.

The Fanny Pack is here to stay, is not going anywhere yet so if you want to try it, do it!  There are so many places selling fanny packs right now, so find one that you can afford of course and the one that speaks to you.

Here how I style mine! Let me know what you guys think of this fanny pack trend, do you like it or is it something you are scared to try??

Have a great week friends!

with love,

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Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored. All opinions are a 100% my own. It does include a few affiliate links.

Keeping Track of Time with my Mockberg Watch

Hello Friends!

Hope you guys are having a great month of June. June is a very special month for me because it’s my birthday!! in two weeks I shall be celebrating another new year of life, and it’s scary. But exciting at the same time. Earlier this year I was able to attend a great event in Miami hosted by iDeal of Sweden. The event was so nice, full of great decorations, the restaurant were it was hosted was beautiful and they gave us a goodie bag full of great products. In the bag there was a watch from Mockberg. The brand is all about simplicity, sophistication and quality, they are from Sweden and all of their products are created with the versatility to go from a regular work day to a night out event.

I have worn watches here and there but never made it an everyday accessory. I love how simple and classic my new Elise watch makes my outfit look, I chose a silver color because I love silver and also because it goes with a lot of pieces from my closet. It’s a bold & simple piece at the same time, made of steel and woven mesh.

 

If you are looking for a perfect gift, or a great accessory for your wardrobe I highly suggest you guys check out Mockberg. Great products made out of great quality and so stylish. You can also my code “kreadivmisfit” for 15% off your purchase until September 9. I hope you guys enjoyed this post and have a great week.

with love,

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Mockberg. All opinions are 100% my own.

Trend Alert: Polka Dots

 

Fashion Bloggers Bren & Pip Parkins

Illustrated by yours truly

 

Hello Friends! I feel like I always start my post saying “it’s been a while” but guys it has been a while. I am so sorry I have taken so long to write a blog post, life has been a little hectic and with a lot of transitions. Today I want to talk about how Polka dots are hot right now!! I haven’t seen this trend in a while, polka dots give me a vintage, chic, classy type of vibe. I was looking through my Instagram feed today, and saw so many girls that I follow wearing polka dots outfits. A combination of different pieces, and accessories, certain people are afraid of wearing polka dots, but is doable. You can mix and match pieces, like stripes, bold colors, and lots of denim, Also keep in mind that with any pattern you gotta consider size and proportion. I found some images of all these beautiful ladies wearing different styles of polka dots, and they all have different bodies.

Keep an eye of how they style them too. If you have a polka dot piece that you haven’t worn in a while or you aren’t to sure on how to wear it, this will give you some sort of idea, and inspiration for your polka dot outfit.

Polka dots from the Mulberry runway to the streets!
 

 

I have created a listed of items that you can shop now as well

 

with love,

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