Wednesday, July 8, 2015

On Location Style + Beauty: FBF by Checka Nagare Wrap and Neutrals from MAC and Guerlain

Above: FBF by Check Nagare Wrap.
Last week, I spent sometime on the coast of Central California (detailed HERE); this gorgeous stretch of land and sea afforded me the perfect opportunity to wear (yet again!) my *Nagare Wrap from the emerging independent line FBF by Checka.  Currently in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign (contribute and get a FBF by Checka tank top), this brand, designed by LA local Francesca Skwark, features creative pieces with a casual flair.   Inspired by the streamlined genius of this particular wrap--note the black, white and gray color palette, flowing lines and unique layered cut--I coupled it with curated neutral makeup favorites for a breezy take on coastal style.

Kindly scroll on for more images, beauty details, swatches and the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...

Above: Worn with a simple black tank, Rag and Bone Dre Boyfriend Jeans (reviewed HERE) and some black Ash high tops, the Nagare Wrap exudes casual chic.
Above: It's an excellent summer wrap for cooler mornings and breezy afternoons.
Above: I love garments with a generous amount of
Beauty Details:

Above: Products for a pared down and neutral look.
Since I was technically camping at Limekiln, I kept my beauty look pared down and focused on neutrals, the likes of which included:

Above: Although it was overcast, the UV rays were strong--I combatted potential damage with the Amore Pacific Resort Collection Sun Protection Stick SPF 50.  Great for touchups on the go, the stunning gold tube can be easily tossed into a handbag.
Above: Some simple MAC neutrals...Soft and Gentle and Cherish.
Above: A swatch of MAC Mineralize Skin Finish in Soft and Gentle...this highlighter holds its own amongst many more expensive versions I own.
Above: MAC Cherish brings me back to my college days...I don't know why it took me so long to return to this subtle yet pigmented nude!
Above: A swatch of MAC Cherish in direct (yet fleeting on that afternoon!) sunlight.
Above: Juxtaposition.
Above: A swatch of the Guerlain My Terracotta Hydrating Powder in Natural Brunettes
The following images reflect all products in action on location at Limekiln State Beach, CA...

Above: Last look. 
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this on-location style and beauty post and, if you like to cocoon yourself in soft fabric, I encourage you to take a peek at the Nagare Wrap.  I love to support independent brands whenever possible, especially when the style resonates with my own aesthetic and as aforementioned, FBF by Checka is in the final two weeks of a Kickstarter campaign

Good things ahead, including a fresh style-centric post and my comprehensive Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping guide, slated to go live tomorrow (Thursday, June 9th) the meanwhile, here are some important dates to keep in mind:

--The Beauty Professor

** PR sample provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me),  however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. 
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  1. You look absolutely stunning! Hope you're having a great week! :D

    1. Thank you so much, Rebekah! I hope you are having a great week as well!


      --The Beauty Professor

  2. Beautiful! Cherish is one of my fave MAC lipsticks too! Love the pics! 😘

    1. Many thanks to you, Elizabeth! Love that we both love Cherish ; )


      --The Beauty Professor