Networking for Fun

FIDM always creates flawless events for their grads and students.

It truly makes me proud to be a graduate from that school. They always make you feel missed and welcomed all at the same time.

So this Saturday event was definitely one for the books.

As soon as I saw the boat I was beyond excited to board.

img_5211Right when you board your handed a champagne glass and head to your table.

The food they served was brunch inspired, so you know that I had to get some bacon. My favorite thing I ate there was their french toast. It was warm, soft but firm and went well with champagne. My bf of course had to try a little bit of everything and I don’t blame him. I snuck a few tastes here and there.

img_5207

Our table was the best. They were so much fun and very lively.

img_5208

When it was time to network we all headed up stairs. The FIDM alumni reprehensive Shay did an amazing job decorating the roof top.

img_5202

img_5205

The wind didn’t stop me from snapping a few pictures of the sea. There was even a nice girl who took this photo of us.

img_5198

I had such a great time being surrounded by passionate individuals.

 

IPSY August Glam Bag

Yesterday my IPSY glam bag came in for August.

I’m not going to lie lately I have been very disappointed with my IPSY glam bags. I feel like they really don’t care about what they give their consumer. Before I was just grateful that I was getting to try all these make up products for $10 a month.

But once I got a chance to get monthly bags from Sephora, I noticed the difference. Both bags cost the same amount and yet they are night and day. Sephora just gives you AMAZING things to try out and is the same for everyone (which I love)! No one get something better than the other. While IPSY, I feel gives their best products to those who talk about them more on social media.

img_5107

So this month was another month of disappointment. I received two of the same products that already tried. Both of which I thought were okay for drugstore quality. The only thing that I wanted was the make up bag. Which I am beyond excited that they gave me the one I wanted.

img_5113

1.OFRA Cosmetics: OFRA x @DupeThat “You Glow Girl” Highlighter

The brand OFRA has disappointed me for the second time. I was given an eye shadow from them and felt like it wasn’t pigmented enough. It wasn’t surprising that I felt the same about their highlighter too. To push it to its limit I even tried spraying some water on my brush to see if it could pick up more color…it didn’t.

 

2.Jelly Pong Pong Cosmetics: Neapolitan Palette

The shadows are pretty creamy but I found them to be a little chunky when swatching them. One of the things I do like is that they have a nice shimmer to them. The dark brown color is really pretty if you get it smoothed out.

 

3.Ciaté London: Spinning Teacups

Best nail polish brand I have tried. Normally I stay away from painting my nails because of my daily tasks. They usually start chipping after the first day. But not this brand. I like that I have had it on for 3 day so far and it has not chipped!!

 

4.Pacifica: SUNDREAMS LOTUS INFUSED BRONZER in Sunkissed

Since I visit Whole Foods often I notice what kind of organic beauty products they carry. One brand I can help but sample a spray or dap of lotion is Pacifica.  So I was pretty excited to see that this month I would be trying something out from them. When opening it up I was worried that the color was too dark. But as I tested it out, it was very light and if you wanted to you could build the amount of color. I loved the sunkissed beach look it gave my cheek bones.

 

5.Marc Anthony True Professional: Nourishing Argan Oil of Morocco Deep Hydrating Treatment

After trying it out for the second time I thought it was okay. Since I recently cut my hair I don’t need any hair deep treatments. When I used it, it just gave me an oily scalp feeling. I couldn’t stand it and took another shower to wash off the treatment from my hair completely.

Survey for Modern Meow Designs

Hello my beautiful readers!

Today I decided to switch things up and ask you guys a design survey. Yesterday and this morning I have been focusing on creating a business card for myself. It has been a long two days trying to create something that I would approve of.

But since this project is too personal I’m going to need your help chosing a design. Each one is slightly different so be sure to take a good look at each of them.

Comment your favorite below.

I appreciated your time.

STYLE 7

Option: 1

STYLE 6

Option: 2

 

 

STYLE 5

Option: 3

STYLE 3

Option: 4

STYLE 2

Option: 5

STYLE 1

Option: 6

STYLE 4

Option: 7

Monday Motivation

Good Morning all my sleepy heads!

This week is going to be very important for me. I have a FIDM alumni networking event on Saturday. So this week I’m going to be polishing up my resume, portfolio and even my website.

I plan on getting some new business cards printed and giving out Modern Meow stickers. It’s going to be so much fun seeing college friends while sippin some bubbly.

So to celebrate new changes and mercury going into retrograde, I wanted to share this quote. Hopefully this sets the tone for the rest of the week.

What separate’s you from everyone else is determination.

Sending everyone some positives vibes to kick ass. Happy Monday!!!

 

  • Erika

 

Relaxing into the Weekend

Have you ever had a day or week when you were feeling a lack of interest or enthusiasm? Where you have no desire to put any effort into yourself?

Usually when I’m in that mind set its due to a crazy work week. I tend to just throw whatever is appropriate and have a very minimal make up.

But today I woke up with a desire to actually get ready and leave the apartment happy. So I picked a cute, comfy outfit and even applied bronzer. Nothing feels better than when your confidence shines through you and putting in that little effort made a huge difference.

Lately I have been experimenting with many make up techniques and my mood has benefitted from it so much.

This weekend I’m planning on just relaxing and pampering myself. I hope you all get the chance to set aside some time for yourself.

July Sephora Play Review

 

img_4798

This months Play theme was Effortless. If summer could pick beauty products it would choose everything that was in this months bag. They had so many goodies that I had no idea what I want to try out first. My mind was completely blown away when I saw the beautyblender blotterazzi. Automatically I thought this is going to be a good Play bag.

img_4820

1.NEST Citrine:

If you love NEST perfume as much as I do then you got to get this one. I fell head over heels for the perfume! It smells so lovely and light. This fragrance is the perfect blend for what I am looking for. It’s sexy, dewy, and fresh, and still shows up on my skin. Every whiff was utter bliss, I found myself sniffing my waist throughout the day.

 

2.beautyblender blotterazzi:

With the one beauty blotter I received, I also got a small sample of the blendercleanser in a subscription box. I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. I’m heading to Sephora after work today to pick up some more so I can have them at home and at work. It absorbs oil without smudging my makeup around. It also fits perfectly into nooks around my nose, where you’d usually have to smush a blotting paper and mess up your foundation. Love, love, love this thing.

 

3.Ouai Wave Spray:

I’m not a huge fans of the Kardashians but I am a Chrissy Teigen fan. Jen Atkin is the founder and creator of Ouai, she is a hairstylist to many A list celebrities. So when I saw her wave spray I couldn’t help but squeal. The wave spray is amazing! It smells so good and gives my frizzy/wavy/curly hair some hold and keeps the poofiness to a minimum. It also left my hair feeling manageable, not brittle like some salt sprays.

 

4.Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing:

Since I have oily skin, I have tried many primers that helped control it. After trying several out I always came back to this one. I discovered it when a former Ulta employee told me that this one was by far better than Porefessional by Benefit. When she said that I had to try it immediately. I can honestly say that it did work some amazing blur miracles. I love that it helps control my oil production and minimizes my pores.

 

5.Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer:

I ADORE this bronzer. The color is great, goes on light which is perfect for building up however deep a bronze you’re looking for. Great for my medium/olive complexion and smells like chocolate!

 

6.First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Deep Cleanser With Red Clay:

The beginning of this summer was pure hell. I recently got my acne under control from an antibiotic that was prescribed to me. My skin became significantly clearer, to the point where I didn’t need make up. I would have the occasional breakout but when summer came my skin went crazy. I thank the heavens that I got a chance to try this out and control it. I had always heard that this brand created skin miracles. So of course when I tried it I noticed a big difference. The redness went down along with the size of them. It turned an outbreak to a controlled situation. By the next morning there were already some that disappeared.

 

 

 

 

626 Night Market

Today started off with a nice hot coffee.

img_5088

Photo booth at for Bruce Tea.

I woke up feeling the effects of having a fun weekend. It all started Friday night after work, we decided to go to the 626 night market. It was beyond tasty!

img_5049

Photo booth at for Bruce Tea.

Right when we arrived we had no idea where to start. Our minds were being blown after seeing booth after booth. I found myself saying that I had to try that after every single one.

img_5050

Paintings that were turned into art fixtures.

 

But like most night markets you get some things that were not worth trying. There were about two things that I found that were pretty delicious. For dinner we tried this Filipino chicken and beef BBQ skewers. It was the best Filipino BBQ I have ever had. The ratio of crispness and sauce was perfect!

img_5051

For dessert I had this Thai rolled ice cream. Words can’t describe how amazing it was. Since it was rolled up, it was extremely creamy and light. Every spoonful was pure heaven! The guy who worked there highly recommended the Cookie Butter ice cream over any other creation.

So I took his advice and was extremely happy with it. The only bad thing is now I crave it. Hopefully I can find one near my apartment if not, then I’ll have to wait until September 626 night market.

 

Erika