Modeling since the age of 15, Natalie Lim Suarez has been a notable figure in the fashion industry for years. Based in NYC, she is 1/2 Chinese, 1/4 Spanish, and 1/4 Mexican. With her passion for photography, creative direction, design, music, writing, modeling, and style, NATALIE OFF DUTY was born. Completely inspired by the "model off duty" on-the-go lifestyle. Sharing her stories, inspirations, and projects through her own photography and writing. Already noted for her winning fans in Harper's Bazaar UK, featured editorials in ELLE, and WWD for her "Good Taste." Along with campaigns and ambassadorships to top fashion and beauty brands from around the world. Some including COACH, DKNY, L'oreal Paris, Saks 5th Avenue, Sunglass Hut, Levis, and Nordstrom. Her eclectic, unique style has launched many successful design collaborations sold in top retailers around the world. Next to fashion, Natalie's other passion is music. Singing along with piano/guitar continue to pop up in her upcoming fashion campaigns.
I spend every summer by the sea. Whether it be in Montauk, the Caribbean, or Maui. With all of my sunny summer travels, I have added in a little extra boost every morning and night with SK-II‘s Facial Essence Treatmentto renew my skin. My skin is always so much better whenever I wear no makeup. It’s in the summer I really let my skin breathe, and would really like to show its natural dew.SK-II’s Facial Essence Treatment’s main ingredient is Pitera: a clear liquid rich in vitamins, amino acids, minerals and organic acids. I have read so much about this miracle ingredient that I decided I needed to try it and take the #OneBottleAwayFrom challenge. My personal skin goals? An even skin tone with a firm, smooth texture. The SK-II Facial Essence Treatment actually exfoliates, minimizes pores, and helps to reduce and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. Even though my skin doesn’t have muchshow many signs of aging yet, I’m dedicating every single day in preventing my skin from any damage. This summer, my goal is to go #OneBottleAwayFrom being makeup-free which is why I decided to embark on this #OneBottleAwayFrom journeyall summer long. That means for me, minimizing the size of my pores and really evening my skin tone and diminishing any acne “spots” from those teenage years. The ultimate goal is to feel confident enough to go absolutely foundation free this summer. It’s pretty amazing how this bottle has transformed my skin from the spring time until now, and helped me reach this goal.
I am officially a lipstick junkie. As I dig through my beauty drawers, I found 3 amazing shades to wear for the rest of summer. A pinkish-brown lip pencil, a sorbet orange tint, an iridescent stick that goes over any color you choose. All so different, yet all amazing with a bare face. I skipped foundation this day in my house…just a few swipes of concealer and highlighter to get me camera ready. Just as any French girl would do. Oh, and for all who will ask: amazing silk dress is by JH.ZANE.
It was a perfect morning at Shelter Island’s The Chequit Hotel. This place was built in the 1800’s just steps from the coast. It feels charming and feels so remote, unlike most of the hotels I stay in when I travel for work. There are no TV’s in the room…gasp…you can’t hear a sound, maybe just the creak as you walk across the hallway. As a city girl, it certainly took me a few moments to get into this slow paced swing-of-things. I don’t think I’ve had a better night’s rest in a long time! Shelter Island is a place to grab a few good books and really relax. A place to unplug. I spent my mornings on this gorgeous sun porch overlooking the waterfront. I’d have my cup of coffee before making way for the little town down the road, where all you can find is a pizza joint and cafe. It’s a whole other side of Shelter Island I’ve come to love, just a 10 minute cab ride away from the parties and night life. For super quick weekend trips to the Hamptons, I kept my makeup super minimal. Sure, I love a clean face and bold brow, but I’m playing with a lot more color on my lids. I recently fell in love with a deep purple shadow, an unexpected pop for the end of summer.
My hair has never really felt better. I went a few shades darker with my color. I had an amazing cut…my bangs feel a lot more light, framing my face. The ends of my strands feel super smooth. But it definitely took time for me to achieve extra healthy, strong hair. After my Nexxus salon experience, I decided it was time to dedicate a little bit more time each day to treating my hair. I began the #Lockin24 challenge with theNexxus Therappe shampoo and Nexxus Humectress conditioner. For a little extra power, I have been using the Nexxus Encapsulate serumon the ends of my damp strands right after I shower, or first thing in the morning. The results are magical. Here is my hair, with 24 hours of moisture protection.