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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Henna Design

 

 
 

  Henna tattooing is a cultural practice that dates back over 5,000 years. Henna today is used as a popular form of expression for luck and happiness.

I decided to get a henna designed temporary tattoo for my trip to Trinidad this year. I knew for sure that I did not want the red henna- I wanted black. After doing a little research on black henna I found a lot of information leading me to believe that black henna is unsafe. I heard about a temporary gel that can be used to achieve the same look of black henna but instead a safe all natural gel is applied and it is 100% painless!  



 
They say to refrigerate the gel to store (I did not) so can't give a proper review on this product - I'd love to know if the consistency really stays the same and can be reused. I didn't put my gel in the fridge until the next day, when I tried to use it again it was an epic fail ; but I only have myself to blame because I did not follow the proper care instructions.
 
Even though I did not use the traditional henna for my tattoo (and this kit is easy enough for you to do for yourself or one of your friends can do it for you) I decided to go to an official henna artist- it is said that applying henna can be a deeply moving and communicative experience for both the bearer and the artist and opens a spiritual connection where a gifted blessing can be received.
 
 
My tat lasted about 9 days, the cool thing about having this kit is you can retouch your design when it begins to fade by just tracing over it!
 
 
Would you ever try henna? What are your thoughts?
 
 
 
The world is a book, and those who do not travel only read a page.
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wedding Trial

Before:

After:



I was booked for the job; her Indian styled wedding is on July 5th ; look out for photos!!




Friday, June 13, 2014

Soft Smokey ; Nude Lip


My little beauty! Just love this girl, I've been doing her makeup since the very beginning of my makeup journey.. Her and her family hold a special place in my heart ♥️

Mercedes has not changed her look! Soft smokey eye with a nude lip. Very clean & elegant... Literally perfect for any occasion!

Products I usually use on her include:

▪️Clinique Moisture Surge Spray
▪️Bobbi Brown Hydrating Face Cream
▪️Anastasia Brow Powder
▪️Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer 
▪️Nars Turkish Delight Gloss
▪️Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner 
▪️Chanel Le Volume Mascara
▪️Kiss Au Naturale Lashes
▪️Guerlain Bronzer
▪️Smashbox Under Eye Illuminator
▪️BenEye Banana Powder


"Stay committed to your decisions; but stay flexible to your approach."

 







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!