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October Must Haves

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, November 07 2017 10:49AM

Wow, it has been a good couple of months since I've done a favorites blog post. Nevertheless, I have some items that I've been loving all through October. I included a little bit of everything from beauty, to hair care, jewelry and some stationery items. So enough chit chat because I can already tell this is going to be a long one.

My first item is one of these portable perfume holders. I really don't know the name of it. It's good if you have a big bottle of perfume and you transfer it into this and now you can take your perfume on the go with you. No more roller balls. It even has a spray nozzle. You simply take the spray nozzle off your big bottle of perfume and put this contraption on top and keep pushing down until the contraption is full. I love it and it being a pretty rose gold color is an added plus. It's the size of basic lipstick.
Recently with the expansion of my Stationery line I've been drawing a lot more. With that being said I was using a Staples brand pen to line my drawing and it was bleeding through the paper. It didn't matter what type of paper it was. It bleed through it all. So I searched my supplies and came across this Pilot Precise V7 Roller Ball in Fine Point.I love it. It's smooth, doesn't bleed and leave my lines perfect. I'll never line with any other pen ever.

Recently, Nicki Minaji and MAC teamed up with each other to do a full on collection. Now when I saw this I had to jump on it. Number one the packaging is to die for. Yes, I'm a packaging junkie. Two the color is everything.
This one is Nicki's Nude. On MAC's website it is described as soft corally pink.
I absolutely adore this color. It's a corally pink but not on the summery coral pink side. It's a more wearable color that you can wear everyday. Which I sometimes do. I pair it with a pink lip liner and a brown lip liner. No gloss is need in my opinion. You can add more brown lip liner to make it more earthy. More pink liner to make it more pink.It's very versatile. Go and get it.A must for any makeup junkie.
With it officially fall now. I've been deepening the colors of my lipsticks.With that being said I had to whip out my Whirl MAC lipstick.
It's described on the MAC's website as a dusty rose and they couldn't be more correct. I pair it with Whirl Lip liner and a brown lip liner. The perfect fall lip color. Plus it's a matte finish but still super moisturizing. One of my go-to colors. Definitely a must in any makeup collection.

First off Happy Birthday to all my Scorpios. I go through periods were I wear necklaces and then I don't. I've been in a necklace wearing mode and my go-to piece has been my Scorpio Brass Golden Chain necklace available on my website. Besides the fact that it goes with just about anything. It's also a conversational piece. I literally had people start a whole conversation about Scorpios.Like really. But anyway.I've been loving it to death.

I go through hair products like nobodies business. So when I ran out my old moisturizer I went through my stash and found this True by Made Beautiful Hydrating Hair Butter. I never noticed until today that is says it's for 3c | 4b/c hair. My hair is mix combination of 3b, 3c and 4a if you can believe that.
It's a creamy, light weight mixture that my hair loves. I do the LOC method when I was my hair and I use this moisturizer after I do that. Because it's water based and not too heavy my hair loves it and absorbs it nice. I use it on my hair when it's wet and when it's dry. It leaves my hair light and well moisturized. Add a oil to seal and I'm good to go. I'll definitely be buying another one when this one is done. Oh and I totally forgot to mention how good it smells. Delicious. You can find it a your local beauty supply store, Target and Walmart.

Now a while back I ran out my hair styler/moisturizer and went in my stash and came across this. I was like hmmm, let me give it a try. Olive Oil ORS Smooth-N-Hold Pudding is the business. It's hydrating, plus has a good hold it and makes the perfect styler.

Like it's name it has a pudding consistency. I've used it to style my hair while it's wet, and when it was dry. Plus, I've done a wash n go with it. Through it all it has performed perfectly.It's like a 3 in 1 product. I only hope when this one is done I can find it in stores.

I've come to learn that I'm a gel pen type of girl. Move over the regular bullet pen. This one is pretty generic gel pen from Dollar Tree the Jot brand in a 0.7 mm point. It writes so smooth and doesn't bleed through any type of paper. A win-win for me.
I'm totally in love with this page marker I made for my planner. Would you believe it's from a makeup palette box. Yes, a makeup palette box. I added a Heidi Swapp pocket on this side to hold my monthly calendar and a die cut.
The other side features another pocket of cardstock and holds extra stickers. I decorated the pocket with varies die cuts from several Stationery brands. All I did was laminate it to make it sturdy. You can search on Youtube how to make a page marker. It's super easily and I shared on my Instagram stories while I was making it .

Finally, my last favorite is my Head in a Planner Die Cut. She available for personal use in my Facebook Group. The story behind her is, she was supposed to be one of my very first die cuts. When I print her out with all the others she printed like this. She just won't print me for anything. I've kept her in my planner ever since. Since I recently got a laminator I laminated her so she's protected.

Well this concludes my Must Haves for October. What are you loving?

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November Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, October 27 2017 10:04AM
November is only days away and like the leaves falling it time to update our journaling cards. For November, I kept it pretty simple. A simplistic one and the other featuring 3 leaves in fall colors.
Just like previous months I cut mine with a scalloped scissors to add a decorative edge.One will be going in the front of my TN shown above and another will be going in a pocket in my recollections everyday planner. Don't think too hard about it. Have fun with it.

Now on downloading them.

To download, simply click on the image.


November Journaling Card


Leaves November Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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October Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, September 29 2017 06:37AM
October is only days away and it's time to remove September's journaling cards with October's. For October I decided to create 3. A plain one, a pumpkin because October is the height of pumpkin season and a spider's web one because of the obvious Halloween.

Just like before last month, I printed mine and then use a scallop edge scissor to add a more decorative edge. One will be going in the front of my TN shown above and another will be going in a pocket in my recollections everyday planner. Don't think too hard about it. Have fun with it.

Now on downloading them.

To download, simply click on the image.

October Journaling Card

Pumpkin October Journaling Card

Spider's Web October Journaling Card

Enjoy and be sure to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.

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Fall Bucket List Printable

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, September 22 2017 06:37AM
Happy Fall!!! Today is officially the first day of fall no matter if the temps don't match the season. I am not complaining.smiley Nevertheless, what better way to get into the feel of the season then with a fall bucket list.

Now you guys know the previous seasons I used stickers from Me and My Big Ideas sticker book to create my bucket lists. Since I'm on a printable kick I made my own with a laundry list of actions that anyone anywhere can do. I left plenty of white space so you personalize it. In my case, with fall stickers. It's made for personal size unfortunately. Unless you change the layout of the page at printing.

You have a bit of everything from apple picking to watching Hocus Pocus and everything else in between.

To download, click the image below.
To print:

To print ,simply click print. Easy as 1-2-3.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us or comment below.

Enjoy!

P.S. Feel free to tag us on Instagram @SatinDollCo. We would love to see how you decorate and use your printable.



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September Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Monday, August 28 2017 01:04PM
September is literally days away and fall is definitely in the air. Especially if you're on the east coast. This month I included 2 journaling cards instead of 3. One being plain and straight forward and the second being school related.Since by now all the children should be getting ready to start a new school year. So the stack of books with a pair of reading glasses are a perfect theme for September.


I printed mine and cut them using my famous scallop edge scissors. Giving them a little something something. I think I'll be keeping mine in the front of my TN but you can store them inside a pocket or adhere them to a dashboard. The possibilities are endless. Have fun with them.

So I know you're dying to download them. Simply click print and you're good to go.

To download, simply click on the image.

Books Journaling Card

September Journaling Card


Enjoy and be to follow us on Instagram and tag us if you use our journaling cards. Hashtag #satindollco .

Note: For personal use only.



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August Journaling Cards

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 25 2017 08:20AM
An idea hit me yesterday while scrolling on Pinterest. Why not create monthly journaling cards. So I got to work and came up with 3 different designs. A plain and simple one, one with a watermelon and one with the character I created Sandra the Petty Cat. They're super cute and you can use them any number of ways.

One way I love to use them is in the front of my planner. Another is you can punch a hole and add it to your planner. Or you can add it to a pocket in your planner. The possibilities are endless.

So I know you're dying to download them. Simply click print and you're good to.

To download, simply click on the image.

August Journaling Card

Petty Cat August Journaling Card

Watermelon August Journaling Card

Enjoy!



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Adventures in Coney Island

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Friday, July 21 2017 10:57AM
Yesterday me, my sister and her best friend went to Coney Island for the day. Now if you're a fellow Brooklynite then you might remember the Coney Island from the late 80s and early 90s. Where Nathan's was the highlight of your trip there, the Himalaya ride was the place to be even if you weren't old or tall enough to get on it in my case and you never stepped on foot on the beach. Times have truly changed and now it's more a tourist attraction. So let's go on a little adventure of the new Coney Island.

Our first stop was Nathan's.I'll confess it's been a couple (probably 3-4) of years since I stepped foot in this part of Coney Island. Nathan's is still Nathan's except they added a outside eating area and they kind of restructured the inside.But my only complaint is the whole staff is Asian.What happened to all the local staff they used to hire unless it's under new management.

We walked down the street on the side of Nathan's and there was all this cool wall art for you take pictures in front off. So cool and beautiful to showcase local artists.
Also there were a ton of new shops and stores. All those games on the outside and food joints. Gone. We then walked up the ramp to get to the boardwalk to eat our Nathan's . Now this was a site to see. The beach was so clean and jammed packed because it was super hot and day two of a heat wave. 96 but felt like in the 100s according to the weatherman. It was hot period.
I'm sorry I didn't think to bring my bathing suit with me. So then because my sister's best friend was taking her favorite student out for the day she bought her an all day pass for the rides in Luna Park. Then the fun began.

As we walked into one section of Luna Park we were hit with yet another great piece of wall art.
I didn't take any photos inside Luna Park because #1 we were too busy watching the student have so much on the rides. Such a thrillseeker. And #2 children everywhere.

But overall, I'm happy to see Coney Island got a facelift it definitely needed. I'm glad it's flourishing and thriving. I'll definitely go back soon and hopefully when my older sister comes back home for a visit we'll take here because if you remember the Coney Island of the past. You'll have to see the Coney Island of today.

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CurlFest 2017

Getting PersonalPosted by Gaetana Tuesday, July 18 2017 06:03AM

Summer is not summer without attending CurlFest in Prospect Park here in Brooklyn, NY. This past Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to take the day off with my sis and go. I was dressed and pumped ready to go and see all the amazing vendors, beauty influencesors and of course to buy some amazing products. FYI, I had a mental list in my head of what I needed too.

Me and my sister was running a bit late because she had to beat my face to the gods and then finding a parking spot on Eastern Parkway is always an adventure. So by the time we trek our way through Prospect Park to where CurlFest was it was already after 12:30. We walk actually past the registration line by accident because they set up the tents differently this year and when I say the line was lonnnnnnnnnnnggggggg for general admission to get the general admission gift bags.We said nah and headed right into CurlFest.
Can we say vendors galore. Palmers, Eden BodyWorks, Mielle Organics, Madam CJ Walker, LottaBody and those are the ones I stopped at where the lines were reasonable. The others were Iman, Shea Moisture, Crème of Nature, Curl Keeper, Design Essentials, Jane Carter Solutions, Jamaican Black Caster and Nyako. No two booths were alike. All booths were giving out samples plus many more giving out ice pops, water, lemonade, and etc to keep us all cool. Many were holding demonstrations of using the actual products on someone’s hair. I really wanted to stop at Crème of Nature but they were the one with the longest line but the samples they were giving away was ridiculous. Full size I believe. Nevertheless, I was able to purchase my go-to products that I needed to wash my hair when I got home. Winning.
After stopping at some of the booths we visited the Marketplace Vendors. I always love stopping by them and seeing what’s unique to purchase. Being a creator myself, it’s kind of hard for me to buy but I’m always on the lookout for something unique. My sister wanted a head wrap particularly a black one for work. Luckily, we got to Fanm Djanm early and she still had some available. Thank god. And she’s such a sweet heart too. She was on hand if anyone need help wrapping their wrap. We stopped at another vendor that was selling unique afrocentric earrings for $5 and $10. My sister got a wicker material pair and a hamsa pair to match her new tattoo. There was a couple vendors selling t-shirts, sunglasses, face painting, unique dresses and tops, henna. I’m a little sad that I didn’t get my henna again for the second year in the row but I guess there is always next year. Oh and even Spike Lee had a booth there selling and autographing his t-shirts. Super cool. Managed to snap a picture to show my dad.

Food…. Can I say it was hooootttt. Lord, you would think with the rain the day before it would have been comfortable. Nope. Hot. We checked out each truck and settled on the Jerk truck. We didn’t want to wait for the Jerk Chicken to be done so we the Cilantro Lime Brisket. OMG!!!! It was so good. I wish we would of got a photo but we were too hot and hungry to think about that. At that point my sister’s coworker finally got there and we wrapped up eating and then walked around. By this time the crowd had grown from the hundreds to the thousands. I swear we were standing on a hill and you could look down into CurlFest and all you saw was people. It’s a beautiful site to see. Women of all ages, skin types and curl textures. We hit the stage area to see what they dj was playing. After being in the crowd for a bit we went around again to the vendors to see what my sister’s coworker wanted to get. After that we decided we had enough and it was time for a real lunch. We then started our walk out of Prospect Park but along the way we had to do a lil’ photo shoot because we couldn’t end CurlFest without one.

So in closing, I totally enjoyed my second year of CurlFest. All the vendors and marketplace was amazing, the dj was pumping, the food vendors was amazing but the best part was seeing everyone with their natural hair. All the textures, styles, the fashion even the little kids. Too cute. If CurlFest didn’t reach a million people this year they were close to it and it will definitely reach it next year. Amazing job to the CurlyGirlCollective. See you next year.

Totally forgot to share the samples that I was able to snag from some of the vendors.As you can see I already started to use two. It isn't as nearly as big as the stuff I got last year but it's still a good haul of stuff.I'll let you know most likely in my future must haves if any make the cut.




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