How is everyone? As always, I’m sorry that I’ve been away. I missed blogging so much! I’ve told you all recently that I have been working on creating better content this year, but it’s much easier said than done. I’ve been really busy and haven’t found time to shoot. I work a lot, and the only day I have off I’m doing self-care and watching anime. But anyways, I’ve been seeing snake print so much on my instagram feed! First of all I want to start by saying I’ve been wearing COLORS for a few weeks now, and it’s been extremely liberating (for those that do not know, I have always been a lover of all black pieces). So naturally my next step was to try some sort of print, and I ended up with this pair of flares. I won’t lie to you, my first impression of the pants was that the material was odd. I mean, for the most part they fit amazing and accentuate your thighs and butt. I’m wearing the smallest size available, and Misspap offers free US shipping which I LOVED. Next, my top. It is literally one of the best purchases I made in 2018. I also have it in black, and it has a very unique cut to it. A cool-but-essential wardrobe staple in my opinion.
I’d like to talk about the actual photos now. My best friend of over 10 years, Robert, took these with my iPhone. It was very impulsive, but somehow everything just came together so nicely. He’s a ride-or-die so I figured he’d be up for it (he has zero experience taking photos). When I looked through the library of pictures he took, I was SHOOK. It’s safe to say that he is my photographer now, and a very funny one at that.
Here’s a track I was listening to while typing this post:
I missed expressing myself so much. I get mental blocks sometimes but it’s funny how the outcomes of my own life give me the creativity I felt I was lacking. I’m a very emotional individual, but my own emotions helped me create this project alongside a dear friend of mine (@organic.honey_). It really blew my mind that she listened to me, understood the mood and concept I wanted, and truly put it together in front of my eyes. In order to understand this project, I recommend you listen to the song that inspired it in the first place. You cannot understand my emotions or train of thought, but this song conveys them perfectly. EVERGLADE is my interpretation of the repercussions of love. I know that to most people this seemed like a well put together outfit shoot, but “point-and-shoot” content has become progressively boring. Also big thanks to (@shhbbyisokay) for jumping in and taking additional shots.
Hoping to continue to create better content for my platforms! Happy Friday
Let me know what you’d want to watch if I started a Youtube channel. Still contemplating it, but it would allow me to expand DBD! Leave a comment if what you’re interested in is not on the poll already.
By far the worst haircut I’ve ever had. I’m looking like my mom’s favorite kindergarten portrait. I know we can ALL relate when I say that it is rare to find a hairstylist that can truly bring a reference photo to life. My best friend’s mom is one of them, and I will never go to any other hairstylist again, MARK MY WORDS. But anyways, on to the outfit. The Prince of Wales check print has been so popular lately, and I got too excited when I picked up some affordable pieces at my local Forever 21 (3 to be exact). They’re all literally the same print, but who really cares. I DON’T. This outfit was inspired by a Instagram photo of Bella Hadid, in which she’s wearing a white Orseund Iris corset over a white tank. There’s something sexy about layering a corset over a tee or tank, and I’m definitely here for it.
Thank you to everybody that has been cheering for TNDNCIES! I appreciate you, and I’m living a dream because of you.
*Photos taken by Alesa Estrada, who has also been the photographer behind the content for TNDNCIES. Follow her art on Instagram @visual_pollution72
Hello everyone! How have you been? I hope you ended 2017 with a positive mind, and lots of love. 2018 is here, and it seems like there are a lot of changes going on for every single one of us. The end of 2017 was a an exciting, but scary couple of months for me. I withdrew myself from the blog life for half the year, and this is why:
I am very happy (but mostly nervous), to announce that I’m launching an online shop! I’ve been working on it for those 6 months I was missing, and I’m finally ready to unveil it to you all. TNDNCIES (Tendencies) is a space I’ve created for all women to shop my personal fashion picks, which are a reflection of what DBD represents. Everything will be black and minimalistic, with the occasional color thrown in the mix. I want TNDNCIES to inspire you, but most of all I want it to make you feel confident. I love every single thing I’ve picked out for you, and I hope you will too. I will be updating our New Arrivals as new trends emerge. You will be able to shop the official site within the next week, and I’ll be announcing it on Instagram as soon as its up and running.
As some of you know, I love Korean fashion, but I am also very inspired by everything Japanese. I’ve been listening to 80’s Japanese disco and it’s the best shit ever💕 This look was my twist on Japanese streetstyle, and it has become one of my favorite outfits of 2017. I thought the culottes combined with sneakers would make me appear shorter than I already am, but the tube top definitely helped elongate my body. And okay these sunglasses are SO COOL. They pulled the look together, and I’m crying over the Kurt Cobain inspired frame (and the red-orange tint). If you’ve read my previous post you’d know that red was one of the IT colors on the runway this season.
I had alot of fun editing these photos, btw. Will post again soon, じゃあね!
Today marks the first day of fall! A new season brings in new ideas. I know I’ve been gone for way too long, but I’m happy to say that I have been exploring my creative freedom. I’ve been having fun messing around with different editing apps for iOS, and submerging myself in Tumblr, YouTube, magazines, and music. Hope you enjoy the rest of my content from here on out.It’s time to grow.
So if you live in Texas you know that fall/winter doesn’t really happen until like November. It’s about to be October and we are currently experiencing 106 degree heat out here. With that in mind, I knew I couldn’t throw on my thigh highs (as badly as I wanted to), but I was able to substitute them for my go-to ankle boots. This oversized sweater dress was waaaay too oversized so I had to cut a chunk off the bottom. A little DIY, right quick. But this color though!! Sage green. I don’t have anything this color, but I liked that it still falls under the neutrals. I’m being stubborn as f**k at this point, because I know damn well that red and purple are THE season’s colors. But anyways, anything oversized looks sexy with thigh highs, so I’m hoping it gets cold soon so I can wear this outfit out.
I’m finally back after a few months! I’ve missed blogging and I’ve missed all of you! First things first though, post-graduate life is both relieving yet stressful in its own way. I guess you never really get to chill. Been working towards some really exciting things for DBD. I will be featured in Cream City Magazine for the month of October, which I answered a really fun questionnaire for. I didn’t hold back, and I tried to truly let my personality shine through. Hope you all can pick up a copy next month!
On to what you’re really here for: My Current Makeup Routine.
For the most part my makeup routine doesn’t change much, and it really hasn’t for the past 6 years. I find products that work for me and I wear them religiously. Most of the products I’ll be talking about have been my favorite for ages, for the exception of the FENTY Beauty products I picked up, which are brand new to the routine, but have quickly become my new go-to’s. Shall we begin?
Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Primer: I don’t like primer because I feel like there’s a layer of gunk on my face, but the consistency of the Pro Filter Primer really surprised me. Extremely hydrating and a MUST for the Pro Filtr Foundation. I’ll apply the primer starting from the center of my face, and massaging it outwards.
Fenty Beauty Pro Filtr Foundation: Okay so I’ve never gotten so many compliments on my complexion before, like even dudes told me my foundation looked “pretty”. This is a breakthrough for me, because I’ve been a HUGE Makeup Forever Foundation fan for years. Something finally topped it, and I’m not mad at it. I wear the color 310 in the Fenty Pro Filtr Foundation, and it is hydrating as well as brightening. It really makes you glow. I apply about 3 dots on each cheek, chin, and forehead, and blend it with a Morphe E6 brush. (Something to note: the Pro Filtr Foundation does not cake, and is so amazing for layering and blending other products on top of it).
NARS Creamy Concealer: My favorite concealer of all time, it’s one of the products I always reach for. I apply it in the shape of a triangle under my eyes, and blend it with a damp beauty blender. Ill go over my eyelids with the excess concealer left on the beauty blender, just because I like to.
Ben Nye Banana Powder: My secret to setting my concealer. The banana powder brightens the area, and stops any creasing.
Too Faced Natural Eye Palette: Next, I’ll use the shade Sexpresso and an angled eyeshadow brush to create a winged liner that is subtle. I truly only wear full-blown eyeshadow or a black winged liner on the weekends, and for special occasions.
Covergirl Professional Super Thick Lash Mascara: I’ll put on a light layer of mascara, and slightly curl my lashes so they hold my falsies later.
Milani Stay Put Brow Color: Using the angled brush that comes with the pot, I lightly outline the natural shape of my brows. This is only to outline them, and comb them with the spoolie brush, because I will fill them in with MAC’s espresso shadow.
False Lashes: My favorite part of doing my makeup! I’d like to believe that this is my signature look: big, long lashes. I actually combine two pairs together, and the style depends on how I’m feeling. As many of you already know, I’ve been putting falsies on for over 8 years so yes I do wear them everyday. It’s so fast for me, and my makeup always looks put together.
Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Pan in Harvest Brown: Apply a bit of this shadow under my bottom lashes, to add a little depth to my eyes. I’ll coat my bottom lashes with mascara too.
Kan Von D Shade & Light Contour Palette: With an angled ELF bronzing brush, I contour my cheeks with the two lightest shades of the palette. Using the same two shades, I also contour my nose a little bit.
Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso: Next, using a super fluffy blush brush I add one of my favorite blushes to the apples of my cheeks. A small amount of the blush goes a long way!
Colourpop Lipliner in Faded: I love a pretty pink lip, especially on my skin tone. I use this creamy lipliner all over my lips. I usually switch back and forth between this liner and the Rimmel 1000 Kisses liner in the color Spice. Also one of my favorites.
Fenty Beauty Shimmer Skinstick in Rum: Finally, ill swirl a small stippling brush over the highlighter and apply it to the focal points of my face shape: my cheekbones, chin, and my nose. This highlighter is KILLING IT. It’s so smooth and lightweight but really packs a punch. It gives me a soft and healthy glow.
And that completes my current makeup routine! Everybody has different taste in makeup, and this is how I like to do MINE. Hope some of you found this helpful, and you can ask me any questions in the comments. Also, let me know if you’d like for me to start a DBD Youtube channel. I think it would be more engaging *shrug*.