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Friday, February 14, 2014

Wedding Makeup

Did a makeover on this young lady for one of her best friends wedding..

The lighter eyeliner (powder) really did it for me with this look... she looked so fresh & radiant yet still had a little edge with the smokey eye!

If you focus on good skincare, you will use way less makeup!

In Soho With Bobbi Brown . . . No Big Deal


My experience meeting Makeup Artist & Businesswoman BOBBI BROWN was such a delight! After taking this pic with Bobbi I said, "I'm about to send this picture to my mom!"  Then all of a sudden Bobbi goes... "What's your moms name?"  I say, "Rhea."  Bobbi then says to me, "Get Rhea on the phone, I'd like to tell her what a beautiful daughter she has!"  At this point I'm trying to play cool pretend my palms aren't sweating & my heart isn't racing... is this really happening to me right now?  Bobbi Brown just said I'm beautiful & would like to speak with my mom... okay, no big deal. I call my mom... they speak, my mother is in total shock because she just loves Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, definitely wasn't expecting a phone call from Bobbi herself! 

"Doubt who you will; but never yourself"

Thursday, February 13, 2014

S/S 2014: YSL Top Coat Lip Gloss!

I am a huge fan of luxury makeup; I just love when the seasons are changing and we get all the new launches! New shades, formulas, textures....

YSL has launched their new lip gloss line called Gloss Volupté. ($32)
As a makeup artist 9 times out of 10 I use a lip gloss on my clients, even if its just popped right in the middle for a little dimension to give the lips a pretty pout.  How brilliant of YSL to label the top coat glosses, giving them a title and an actual purpose...
  • Gold - to add a dazzle of glitter
  • Pure - for intense shine
  • Smoking - for a day to night look


Get unbelievable shine without the stickiness. Inspired by a kiss, Gloss Volupté provides up to ten times more shine than a classic gloss. The unique applicator is shaped like a kiss and allows for even application over fuller or finer lips. Mix and match the three top coats to the glosses to achieve different looks and effects from subtle to sultry!




 Always keep an emergency kit in your purse; double sided tape, Tylenol, a small energy bar & of course.... lip gloss!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Mini Haul

Dior Limited Edition Jewel Mani Duo & Lipstick quad (deluxe sample size)

Bobbi Brown extra face cream, ink liner, blk coffee & noir kajal liners,  smokey eye mascara & eyeshadow base.

"Happiness is the secret to all beauty"

Night Out On The Town Makeup : Contouring !





I used Bobbi Brown foundation sticks to contour & highlight Bree before applying her BB Cream in a stippling motion then buffing & blending onto her skin.  I applied a powder blush & Bronzer over very softly. 

“When you're the most happening person at the party, it's time to leave” 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Replenishments: Urban Decay Setting Spray!

I was going through my kit.. Getting rid of stuff, organizing & taking note of the products that I need to replenish... Then I thought, what a perfect series to have!

I'm a makeup junkie & l love to splurge on new makeup whether for myself or my kit.

I'll do in depth posts on products that I love & will forever replenish... I really wanted to get back into the groove of blogging again, & this seems like the best way for me to start! 

ღ Urban Decay Setting Sprays

 I absolutely love these sprays! I'm really in love with a lot of products that spray BUT this particular one is my all time FAVORITE! This product will forever remain on my list of replenishment! I've been using it for years on myself & clients! 

Ways I Use:

mist face before & after foundation for a flawless, & most importantly poreless 16 hrs. 

mist foundation brush before applying foundation

for a quick touch up throughout the day, mist tissue and blot foundation, then apply touch up powder (a tinted sheer/translucent powder works wonders for a quick pick me up!)

Beauty Of This Product:

It has a patented temperature control technology.... Meaning it's actually lowering the temperature of your makeup -which ultimately keeps your full face looking fresh, cool & poreless. It's also not one of those sprays that feels like you're wearing a sticky coat, it's so fine & light it's like an invisible protective shield against heat, humidity, sweat, rain & wind all bottled up!

There are 3 different formulas:

All Nighter, De Slick & Dew Me... All pretty self explanitory as to which one you should use according to your skin type and the finish that you're looking for.

Hope you find this series helpful, enjoyable & informative, if you have any questions or requests for upcoming blog posts please feel free to drop me a few lines in the comment box below!!


On one hand we have beauty & love; on the other hand we have to take the garbage out once a week!