Tuesday, November 14, 2017


Clarins Fall 2017 Fall Collection roundup:
  • Jolie Rouge lipstick in the shade Deep Red - super opaque, and creamy. A bold, blue based red that applies seamlessly, and wears very comfortably. Highly recommend. 
  • Super Restorative Instant Lift Sheet Mask  - I'm an absolute sheet mask addict. If I'm being honest, I'm actually bothered by my love of the sheet mask. A single use product is difficult to justify, price-wise. But, whatever.  My all time favorite is this mask, but this Clarins mask gives similar results (visibly plumps) and is less expensive. You'll also have a good laugh when you put it on because it wraps around the back of your ears and your neck. 
  • Clarins Lipliner Pencil in the shade Roseberry - a creamy matte lipliner that applies very smoothly and is not patchy. This shade is a great berry shade.  I've been wearing it to work and lasts a good portion of the day. It's a bit drying because it's matte, but if you layer it with a balm, it's perfect. I use this one.
  • Ombre Matte Single Eyeshadow in the shade Midnight Blue -  the name of this shadow is deceiving. It's not a matte. It's got a beautiful, very subtle sheen. It can be easily built up. It wears best over an eyeshadow base or primer, to bring out the vibrant blue pigment.  I recommend pairing it with this shadow base. 
Swatches below xx

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Love to eat? Love tacos? Then there's an event that's got your name written all over it. Enter, Tacolandia, Miami's first annual all you can eat taco event where the price of admission gets you all the tacos your little heart desires. Think of it like a pub crawl, but for tacos. You'll have access to unlimited taco samplings from over thirty different South Florida vendors, each putting their spin on a classic taco.  

Participating restaurants include Agave Taco Bar, Amour de Miami, Candela Gastrobar, Coyo Taco, Deck Sixteen, El Grito, El Jefe Luchador, Fresh Guacamole, Huahua's Taqueria, La Lupita Taqueria, La Santa Taqueria, Milty's Gourmet Catering & Events, My Ceviche, Orale Mexican Restaurant, Plomo, Rocco's Tacos & Tequila Bar, Rubio's Coastal Grill, Tacology, Taquiza, and more!

When: November 18th, 2017
Time: 2:00 PM (VIP) 3:00 PM (GA) until 6:00 PM
Where: SoHo Studios located at 2136 NW 1st Avenue Miami, FL 33127

GA tickets start at $35. VIP tickets start at $50 and include complimentary drinks in the VIP area. A portion of ticket sales will benefit Feeding South Florida.

Buy your tickets here. 

Sunday, October 29, 2017


October Beauty Favorite: Tan-Luxe
October Beauty Faves time! I love this time of year! Makeup wise, I like wearing a red or wine colored lip. For my eye makeup, I love a good a dark purple and gunmetal smokey eye. I recently discovered the brand Touch In Sol at Sephora.  I've swatched three of their Metallist Liquid Foil & Glitter Eye Shadow Duo's for you below. They're beautiful and so shimmery. I've also swatched the best shade of Nars' Powermatte Lip Pigment.  For my Miami girls: a homegrown candle and all around spiritual wellness brand is making the rounds. More under the cut.  

Sunday, October 22, 2017


Getting an Amore Pacific facial at Neiman Marcus, Merrick Park


I'm new to the Amore Pacific line, but have been impressed by my one month use of several of their products. Today, I'm giving you a run-down on some of my favorites and a look into the brand.

Friday, October 13, 2017


Sometimes, a period of transition lasts longer than you anticipate. Sometimes you don't even realize that you're actually in one. Roughly six and a half years ago, my Miami fashion blog began as a fashion diary, chronicling daily outfit choices. Today, The Fashionable ESQ is still my passion project, but, you guessed it, it's in transition.

I enjoy blogging just as much, if not more so than when I first began. I'm not going anywhere, but the blog is adapting, and changing. I began a new job seven months ago. It's less restrictive, in some ways, but more time consuming in many other ways. I've also become less tolerant of the way brands pitch, or maybe the right way to say it is that I've become more selective of the projects and collabs I undertake.

I know that a lot of the original Miami blogging community feels the same way - and if you check out their outlets, you'll see the changes unfolding daily.

I never thought I would say this, but, change is a good thing. 

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