Self Care Essentials

Hello Friends!

Can we talk about how time is flying? I cannot believe that October is here. September was definitely a crazy month, but we made it through. Even though it was a very challenging month, there were many blessings. I got my first two campaigns! also I was able to host a fall fashion event, and sketch live at Vera Bradley (Post coming soon)  I was on a roll and something unexpected happened, something that I was not ready for in any way. Unfortunately my fur baby/best friend and companion Echo died this past Wednesday October 4, 2017. My dog was a huge part of my life, I truly wish I would have posted more about her, but God knows how much I love her and gave her the best life. It has been a very rough couple of days for my family and I, but we are thankful for the time we were able to spend with her, the memories and the great dog that she was to us. If you have fur baby, a dog or any kind of pet; cherish it, love it, spend time and never take it for granted. As you can tell, time is flying and is very important to spend time with the ones that really matter.

For this month as much as I want to work and do so many things, I want to focus on taking care of myself. Taking care of yourself is very important. If you are not resting, eating healthy, exercising, and slowing down from your crazy schedule you can get sick and feel burned out. I have been there where I do way too much, and forget about myself. I want to share with you certain items that I have been using, and will continue to use throughout this month, to make sure that I feel and look healthy. Making sure my mind, soul and body are in a good standing place, so I can continue to work hard and do the things that I love.

For mind & Soul:  A Devotional from a really good friend of mine Carrie Lucarini.  She is a woman who has dedicated her life to God, and shares her heart on this devotional. It has been very helpful to me everyday because it helps me to get a scripture before I start my day. You can get a copy here:  http://www.xulonpress.com/bookstore/bookdetail.php?PB_ISBN=9781545611562

Another great item that has helped me to relax and enjoy “ME” time, is this Caramel Corn handmade soy candle from  Marcish Market. My friends Marc & Trish have started this awesome business, and they create this awesome soy candles. My house smells great, packaging is so cute and on the top of the lid, it has a scripture. They use man made synthetic oils, but their oils are non-toxic. I highly recommend it so check it out when you guys can.

Simple Skincare :  With all the craziness and stress that I have been under, I have been using Simple skincare products. I have used this products for almost a year now. My skin is very sensitive, and I have tried it all pretty much, but this products have been the only ones that have helped me. They don’t use harsh chemicals or artificial perfumes. I truly enjoy using the cleanser and the smoothing facial scrub.

 L’oreal pure face mask: I love love this mask! it’s such a good investment for your skin. It exfoliates, unclogs and tightens pores. It’s very smooth on the skin, and afterwards it feels refreshed and soft. They have three different kinds and the one i’m using currently is the red algae.

Olay regenerist micro-sculping cream face moisturizer: Great moisturizer! I was given one at the blogher 2017 conference that I attended this year. I really like it and it’s very soft on my skin.

La Vie Est Belle Fragrance body lotionBody lotion that smells amazing, and it last throughout the day. I use this after I get out of the shower and leaves my skin very soft.

OPI Fiji Collection: I was sent a small set to try it out from the ELLE Magazine inner circle that I am part of, and the colors are so rich and pretty. Even though they are spring/summer colors, they are great for any occasion during the year.

Skinn Cosmetics Lip 6X Balm: This lip balm I use it before going to bed, and it helps my lips to stay hydrated and moisturized. You can use it throughout the day too before putting on your day to day lipstick or lipgloss.

I hope you guys found this post helpful. I encourage you to take some time, rest, take care of yourself, eat healthy and exercise. Also invest in products that are good for you and will help you to stay in balance. I would like to thank  Marcish Market for my awesome candle, Simply Stylist for my Skinn Cosmetics Lip balm and Elle inner circle for the OPI Fiji collection. I have enjoyed using this products, and I am sharing my honest opinion on them. Thank you all for your love and support, don’t forget to subscribe to my blog so you won’t miss a thing.

Have a great week friends!

XOXO

Kreadiv Misfit

 

 

 

 

 

Simply Miami Pop-Up Event

Hello Friends!

Welcome to my part II of my Miami adventures. So besides visiting the Miami Design District which you probably saw in my last post. I also traveled to Miami for the first Simply Stylist pop-up event with Coppertone. I am also writing this blog in Spanish, find translation at the bottom.

[ Bienvenidos a la segunda parte de mis aventuras en Miami. A parte de visitar el Miami Design District, tuve la oportunidad de atender el primer evento que Simply Stylist que hicieron en Miami con Coppertone. ]

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I have been a Simply Stylist follower for a while. Before I was a blogger while I was in design school. I attended one of their conferences which are held at the Grove in LA, and it was so helpful. I learned about fashion blogging, networking, styling and tips on social media. They are having a great conference coming up this summer so I highly recommend you go ahead check it out.

[ Yo e sido una seguidora de Simply Stylist por un buen tiempo. Cuando yo estaba estudiando diseño en los Angeles, tuve la oportunidad de atender una de las conferencias y me ayudo mucho porque aprendi mucho antes de empesar mi carrera como blogera. Aprendi mas de estilo de diseño, redes sociales y acerca del negocio de el mundo de las famosas blogs.]

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The event was held at the Eden Rock Miami Beach Resort. When I arrived the first thing I saw was this beautiful wall created with numerous flowers. Whoever created this wall did a great job. This was THE place to take the pics and showcase the product as well.

[El evento fue en el hotel Eden Rock Miami Beach Resort. El hotel es muy bonito y cerca a la playa. Cuando llegue lo primero que vi fue la pared que ven aqui en la foto, me gusto mucho porque era echa en flores. La persona que creo esta creacion hizo un muy buen trabajo. Esta pared era para tomar las fotos y mostrar el producto.]

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There were three different stations. The first one was Coppertone which was the major sponsor on this event. There were two aestheticians who took a look at my skin and told me I needed a little bit of more sun. Yeah I don’t get much sun but they shared with me a couple of tips on how to take care of my skin.

Their new clearly sheer whipped sunscreen goes on your skin smoothly and absorbs quickly.  It helps your skin to feel smooth and not heavy,  water resistant, UVA/UVB protection and wont’t clog your pores. It’s so smooth and easy to use. Stella the aesthetician taught me to use it before putting on my foundation and through out the day I applied that way I wouldn’t get sun burn since it was such a hot day.

I highly recommend that you guys use this product. You don’t want to get skin cancer or damage your skin in any type of way, specially since summer is around the corner. For more info check out  www.coppertone.com .

[ Habian tres diferentes secciones. La primera era de Coppertone, que fueron los patrocinadores del evento. El evento era acerca de como protegerse la piel especialmente que el verano ya empiesa. Habian dos estecistas que estudiaron mi piel y me dijeron que tengo que tomar mas sol. Que tengo que usar este producto que es muy bueno, y a buen precio antes de ponerme maquillaje. El nuevo producto no es tan cremoso, resistente al agua, se siente muy suave en la piel y protege bastante. Ese dia Miami estuvo muy caliente y cada rato tuve que estar poniendome crema para no quemarme. Porfavor protejan su piel y si quieren mas informacion de este producto, aqui esta la informacion para que se eduquen mas.  www.coppertone.com .]

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There were other stations, the other one was reading of the lipstick. It was a small consultation and they would advice you what colors to wear and how to take care of your lips. The last one was all about nail care. They had great products from this company LVX which are products vegan & cruelty free. Very smooth, creamy and long lasting . Currently wearing their nail polish and it’s so nice.

[ Tenian dos estaciones mas. Una te leian el color de los labios. Y le aconsejaban a uno que color usar y como cuidarse los labios. La ultima estacion era de solo el cuidado de la uñas. Tenian productos de la compañia LVX que se enfocan en proveer productos de buena marca libre de crueldad y vegana. Estoy en estos momentos usando un esmalte de esta compañia y es muy bonito y suave.]

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The stations were decorated so pretty. They had intax Mini polaroid cameras so us influencers & bloggers can take photos. There were cupcakes, water, champagne,  popsicles a variety of delicious snacks throughout the event.

[ Las estaciones estaban decoradas muy bonitas. Tenian camaras intax para tomar fotos. Habia agua, champaña, pastelitos, paletas y otros pasabocas.]

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I met many influencers and bloggers. Women that have great sense of style and have a heart for this industry. No competition but support only. I felt like I knew these women for a while and can’t wait to colab with them in the future. There were other major bloggers I met that I admire so much, Kelly Sacks and Angela Cruz. It was nice to meet Brandi Cyrus and see Sarah Pollack Boyd who is the founder of Simply Stylist. I had met her in LA back in my first conference. Women who are making a difference in the industry and inspire me so much.

[ Tuve el placer de conocer muchas blogeras y influenciadoras que tienen un gran estilo y corazon para esta industria. Nada de competencia si no solo apoyo. Senti como si conociera estas muchachas por mucho tiempo y no puedo esperar hasta que pueda trabajar con ellas en el futuro. Conoci otras blogeras que admiro mucho como Kelly Sacks y Angela Cruz. Conoci a Brandi Cyrus y volvi a ver a Sarah Pollack Boyd la fundadora de Simply Stylist que la conoci en mi primera conferencia en Los Angeles. Mujeres que admiro mucho en este medio y me inspiran a ser mejor. ]

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It was such a great weekend surrounded by so many awesome people, learning about skin protection and inspired to learn and grow more in this industry.  I thank God for my brother who went with me, who took my photos and who is my right hand in all my projects.  Big thanks to Simply Stylist and Coppertone for a great event and all the goodies I got.

Thank you guys for reading this post. I hope you guys enjoyed it, learned a little and be encourage to go out there and follow your dreams and passions.

[ Fue un fin de semana muy chevre. Estar rodeada de tantas personas que admiro, aprendi mucho del cuidado de la piel y como ser mejor en esta industria . Le agradesco a Dios por mi hermano que me acompaño a este evento y siempre me apoya con todos mis proyectos y me toma todas mis fotos. Gracias a Simply Stylist y a Coppertone por la invitacion y los regalos que me dieron.

Gracias por leer mi blog espero que les haya gustado mucho y sigan sus sueños y no se rindan.]

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Con Mucho Cariño,

XOXO

KREADIV MISFIT

Photography by:  Nicolas Bolanos

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