Through Sophias Eyes
Had the pleasure of working with Sophia today of a project with Marissa Gonzales. More to come, but go check out her photos of http://digitalsophia.tumblr.com/. Shes amazing! xox
With the holidays in a matter of weeks (finally!) its time to start thinking about what you are going to be putting on your lips to last through the holiday work parties and family days to come! Maybe even a bit of champagne as well… you need to start with a moisturized pout and the rest is up to you! Below are a few of my all time and new time favorites! Enjoy.. and yeah, go for it, indulge...
Makeup Bag For Fall
Its time to ditch all of our old products from summer/fall and start getting our winter products in place. Here are a few face saving, glowifying, and beautiful new items every girl should try out and put into their winter break essentials lists! (or to leave with a loved one for a holiday hint!) What does every woman want besides amazing hair? Amazing skin… and to look just a bit fresher...
FALLing in love with the new colors of the season!
Hello Ladies! Its that time of year again! So excited I can finally leave my flip flops behind for some boots and leggings, but what is better than that? UM these amazing new Essie colors for their latest collection! I really am so in love with all of them. I loved the spring trend of the mint color palette so I am esctatic they darkened it up for fall! You can...
Easy Summer Style
Hello Ladies! Today I want to go over a look that will allow you to basically roll out of bed, but this less than ten minute look will have you feeling bright and lovely! You can finally finish that cup of coffee with this time saving must have. First, I am OBSESSED with the top knot (in all of its forms)! It can be sleek and chic or messy and lovely. You will only need couple tools to make this...
On the news! Blowing away :)
Best of Beauty Awards 2011
Move over Allure, here’s my best of drugstore/Department Store makeup products LIPSTICK Drugstores and/or Discount Stores - Revlon, Soft Nude Department Stores, Specialty Stores, Spas, and/or Salons - Mac, Ruby Woo LIP GLOSS Drugstores and/or Discount Stores - Covergirl, Guava Splash Department Stores, Specialty Stores, Spas, and/or Salons - Mac, Pretty Plush BLUSH ...
Working It Out?
As summer is on its way… well lets face it I like to think of spring as one of the seasons I wouldn’t mind just fast forwarding right though - pale pinks and lilacs just arent really my thing, allergies and flowery dresses? Mmmm no. So while that is all happening Id just like to focus on getting into great shape for a fun summer. Its good for your body and mind to work out outdoors...
Must Haves for January
I’ve always know to moisturize on a regular basis to leave your skin in great condition and that SPF needs to be like a religion to you to keep that skin cancer away, but now Im becoming a ritualist about it like I always should have been! And you should too. Putting the products in the right places in my place is actually what made me change. Random… but it works. Vaseline - Aloe...
Happy holidays everyone! Its not summer anymore so its time to put away those cosmetic goodies and bring in some new and old favorites. As the weather gets colder, the colors get bolder.. and the gift sets get better! The holidays is a great time to get some beauty bargains and those sets that only come once a year. Often our favorite items will come in a gift bag now with a few samples of new...
Products of the Month - September
If you are a makeup lover, which lets face it ladies… I know you are, welcome to my beauty bag of products. This is a list of some of my new and old favorites from the past few weeks! Lets get lost in a little makeup shall we? 1. Nars - Body Glow www.narscosmetics.com/ $59 Since we have a bit of summer left in us, if you dont reside in the northwest, we might have a little more...
Its All About Those Eyes
.. and the creams you use to protect them! For the past year or so I have been trying out several eye creams for 3 month periods. I know its important to use one but I just didnt know which reviews to believe. With my skin tone I dont get super dark circles but I do have puffiness in the mornings so that was my main target concern. Here it goes! I hope this helps you on your search for the best! ...
Every girl knows (well, hopefully by now) that they really need to use an spf and a good moisturizer in their daily routine… but some do not know the order in which they should go in. Did you know you need to put on the spf ALWAYS before your moisturizer? Heres why: The skin doesnt absorb the ingredients in the sunscreen properly if not applied on clean skin. This is one of my personal...
TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS!!!
makeupdoll: I have entered into Bobbi Browns Contest for “Pretty and Powerful” search. PLEASE PLEASE go vote and reblog! I really really really want to be apart of this and meet her! I LOVE HER! Here is the link! l l l v http://prettypowerful.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/contestants/1633/permalink THANK YOU SO SO MUCH IF YOU DO! WRITE ME SO I CAN THANK YOU!...
Beautiful Bridal Hair
Worked with this amazingly gorgeous hair last week for a wedding. (isnt this head band amazing?)
Beauty Shopping Bag
First off I just have to say I am a HUGE fan of Laura Mercier.. seriously. Her stuff is great.. not caky at all and she has a great range of options. Baked Shadow in Black Karat $22 This product has to be tried! You will seriously think its to die for. Its described as a black gold but its olive too. Its a great wet/dry shadow.. layering it dry can make it go from barely shimmery gold to...
Summer Time Glam
Summer time is here and its time to get out the SPF, waterproof, and the unmeltables! I am going to start with hair this time… fun old ones and new products are coming out for the season and I just have to share some of my favorites! First off.. our hair is going to be getting a lot of sunshine and it tends to get a little drying with all the pool time and beach so its my favorite to do a...
All About Those Tresses
You dont turn heads by throwing your hair into a baseball cap ladies, okay if my some amazing glory your Angelina Jolie - you could wear anything and make it sexy, but for the rest of us girls our hair should acutally be done. Im all for a few days of going all natural, especially during summer but to pull off and put out that sexy and chic look. Lets perfect the blowout shall we? If you...
I had a lovely experience this past week working with a girl named Hannah Elise,the designer/maker behind Hetterson. Hetterson is a handcrafted line of clothing and knitwear made in the north west. Its shipped to all over the world and this girls got talent! Each of her beautiful, and I mean beautiful pieces are completely made by her, with a strong focus on sustainable materials and production....
Hello Ladies, and welcome to my March testimonies! If you are reading this its probably no news to you that women everywhere own Nars products. They are just so great and the products are just so worth the money. I cant tell you how much I really do love their stuff. So this month I want to pick some of my new and old favorites to share with you! NARS - Trio Shadow (Limited Edition) $45 ...
BOTTOM LASH MASCARA!
Every girl loves her lashes coated with mascara! Dont they!? Of course. We are always trying out new verisons but I will always stick with the amazing L’Oreal Voluminous in Carbon Black.. but even for a makeup artist the bottom lashes can get a little tricky because of how small and fine they are. Its the smallest brush on the market, its stay-proof for 24 hours, and it comes in a...
ACE Hotel, Portland
I had the fabulous experience working with Skye and Lisa Warner Photography a couple of weeks ago and I just want to share the great photos! Enjoy… and tell me what you think! http://lisawarninger.com (this is how you can contact her!)
Looks like fall is here… and you know what that means! Time for some changes. How about brows? Most people dont really pay a whole lot of attention to brows but thats all about to change. Here are a few of my favorite brow taming tools and kits. I promise once you get the hang of it, it will change your whole face when your doing your makeup. My first choice is Brow Zings by Benefit ($30)....
Products of the Month!
Hello Ladies! Welcoming in September tomorrow (I know it happened so fast) I thought I would fill you all in for my favorite products for this glorious month. drum roll please!!!!! #1 Stila - Liquid Lip ($22) This FABULOUS product comes in 6 great shades - so far - Caprice, Coral, Fiery, Muse, Patina, and Petal. I am head over heals for the classic red shade, Fiery, and I can promise that it...
Its summer time ladies, enjoy your face.
This month I have been really into lighter makeup.. which is really different for me. I usually like to wear a lot, because I can never decide what I want to put on. No drag queen stuff - but lots of gloss and lots of shadows. Anyways.. here are some of my new favorite blushes :) TRY IT. LOVE IT. Dream Mousse Blush in Peach Satin $6 or $18.50 the newest collection from MAC Pro Stores -...
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Kristin wore a gorgeous creme colored rhinestone mini dress, so I wanted her makeup to Shine like her dress. Here are a list of products I used to achieve her golden glow. I started out with MAKE UP FOR EVER Face and Body Foundation to even out her skin tone. The great thing about this…
You know why I love LA? Because its heaven & hell. Just depends on how much...
Its summer time again!
… and that means your skin is about to become more oily! To avoid getting break outs its the season to put away your full coverage foundations and trade them in for a good tinted moisturizer! This is the one I have started to use everyday and I love it. I always put on concealer before but none the less its fab! Clinique Moisture Sheer Tints SPF 15 Lightweight cream-gel tinted...
Kim Ks Makeup Artist's Product!
“EYE M GLAM is a sheer highlighting powder that will give you the most gorgeous, golden glow. Using GIELLA mineral pigments, I custom blended EYE M GLAM while sitting on the floor in my apartment one evening, determined to come up with the best highlighter. I wanted a product that would give all my clients a consistently sheer and natural glow. Being able to use and test it...
May's Products of the Month!
Oh goodness I havent been on in 3 weeks! Ive been so busy Im sorry, but get ready for some MUST HAVES… I think this will make up for the past couple of weeks. Enjoy some retail therapy. Sephora and Too Faced presents: The Nude Revue ONLY $38… unbelievable. I highly recommend Too Faced Cosmetics. They have an amazing eye primer and Im not going to lie.. I love most of their...
The Wonders of Shades
Welcome to shading the face ladies… Im sure you know contouring is important, but it is more than important… it makes makeup look flawless. Its great. I think everyone wants great cheekbones and this is exactly what you were looking for. If you notice there are two colors of foundations being used here. A light one, used to ellimutate the skin, and a dark one to contour the angels...
Get the look on any budget
Apply your choice of off white / cream/ champagne / white all over lip and apply a few coats of your fav black mascara, throw a little blush and gloss and your ready! Cover Girl Single Shadow in French Vanilla $3 Mac Pigment in Vanilla $20 Depending on your skin tone, Naked or Vanilla would be great colors. NOTE: if you have never used Mac Pigments before, something to remember is that...
For my bestfriend/Blair lovers everywhere! So if you are a Gossip Girl lover like my friends are, you might be in love with Blair. If you do you know she wears very suttle makeup and still looks so gorgeous. Blair Look #1 For this Rolling Stone cover she still looks so effortless. Here are some products to buy to re create this look for yourself! Slightly Shimmery Brown Shadow - Mac...
Evening Everyone! Okay, so thanks to my beautiful big sister I just fell in love with this product. She let me use it in her car and its a must have! DIOR LIP GLOW - SPF 10. Dior Addict Lip Glow responds to the color chemistry of your lips to create a shade that is uniquely yours. Smooth it on to moisturize, add sun protection, and enhance your natural lip color.
Something fun to get ready to, enjoy ladies and...
Bronzer; You should look kissed by the sun… not attacked
This is the newest to the Nars collection! Nars did so well with their award winning blush in “Orgasm,” that they are building on to that success with the new Nars Orgasm Illuminator. Its a tinted product that is suppose to be the same or better than the powder version. I think that the blush is TO DIE FOR, and this is great also. This is another one of my favs. Its called...
just ordered a big batch of ben nye banana powder!