Oh my gosh, dolls, I am so sorry for neglecting this blog. It’s been a crazy busy month for me and I haven’t had time to breathe! I got to do makeup for a music video a few weeks ago and had to share! Our day started at 7 am and the shoot wrapped around 9 pm; it was absolutely exhausting, but I loved every minute of it. I was too busy to take great pictures, but here are some shots from the set:
Some of the other makeup/hair girls working on the star of the video.
One of the fantasy looks, very bold. The contouring we did didnt translate so well in this pic, but you’ll see how cool it is once the video goes up :).
The eye makeup I did for one of the dancers, it was fantasy inspired as well. I didn’t get a shot of her whole face when it was done, we were hurrying them out of makeup.
Mariah, one of the other dancers. I did her entire look, it was Nicki Minaj inspired.
The girls rehearsing.
Shooting the dancers :). So many great dance crews there!
I’ll post the music video and information once it’s released so you can all take a look :). How have you all been?
Happy New Year Beauties!
I hope you all had great holidays/vacations and that you rang the new year in with style :). I’m sorry for being away for a while, I’ve been going through some things in my personal life and needed some downtime. Anyway, I’m back and ready to blog and pursue my makeup dreams this new year while keeping you all in the loop! Here’s an EOTD that I put together for the new years eve celebrations:
-Benefit F.Y.Eye! primer all over lid and along lower lashes.
-Inglot DS 504 on lid and inner 1/2 of bottom lid.
-Inglot DS 483 blended into the outer v of the upper lid, dragged into the crease and outer half of bottom lid.
-MAC Carbon used to darken the outer v slightly.
-Urban Decay Sin blended along edge of DS483.
-MAC Dazzlelight along brow bone.
-Revlon Colorstay liquid liner along upper lashes.
-MAC Graphblack Technakohl liner on waterline.
-Covergirl Lashblast mascara.
Happy Thursday Babes!
I hope you’re all having a great week. I’m done with school, a certified makeup artist (yay!), and ready for my week off to catch up on sleep :).
My awesome friend Alla over at SauceBox cosmetics sent me some goodies to giveaway to a lucky reader. The items included are below:
-One mascara in Black.
-One face primer.
-One lip gloss in Pink Swear.
-One blush in Cocktail.
-Two eye shadows, one in Tremor and one in Anaconda.
How to enter:
-Please leave a comment on this post telling me what you’re wishing for this holiday season :).
-You must be 18 and over to enter in the contest.
-A valid email address must be provided so I can contact you if you win.
-One entry per person.
The giveaway closes at 11 pm, Pacific Standard Time on Monday, December 26th. I’ll contact the winner via email and they must respond within 24 hours or I’ll pick someone else to receive the goodies :).
I hope you’re all having a great Monday so far. I’ve been super busy getting ready for xmas and working through my finals. Counting down to next week, I’ll be off work until the 2nd :D.
I had to share an awesome sale going on right now over at SauceBox; all of their items have been marked down to under $7 :). The promo code for 30% can’t be used for this, but the deals are amazing so take a look and shop your heart out!
Once the sale is over, you can use the code again for some awesome new items that I can’t wait to share with you :).
Also, I’m getting ready to post a sweet giveaway of SauceBox goodies!
Hello Lovely Readers :),
How’s your Monday going? Hopefully it’s not too painful after the long weekend. I’m in go mode at work and in school, so no normal sleep until after December 14th! Even thought they’re not makeup related, I wanted to post a review on the Dr. Scholl’s fast flats I picked up last month before my trip to Vegas. I knew I was wearing heels and couldn’t stand the thought of having to walk the strip barefoot (gross). I got the black flats that came with a little gold clutch and don’t know how I had a clubbing/bar hopping night without these before.
Fast Flats range in price from $7-$14, you can buy them online or at Target and drug stores. They’re simple black ballet flats not meant to be work every day–they’re pretty thin and not necessarily pretty. I loved that these folded up into the gold clutch they came with or any of the other clutches I own, so I could carry them discreetly instead of dragging flip flops around. After walking a mile (no joke) in heels and dancing, my feet were dead and the staff at Tryst wouldn’t let us just take our shoes off and be barefoot. I pulled my flats out of my clutch and let the relief of being flat footed wash over me, LOL. While my friends were ouching their way back to the hotel in their stilettos, and buying over priced flip flops in the club bathroom, I was happy happily walking back pain free.
The downside to these is that you don’t have anything to put your heels in, but I can look past that and I’m fine with carrying them with me on the way back to the car/hotel.
Again, these aren’t meant for daily use. The upper part of the flat is very thin and the sole is as well, but it has a grip. I’d recommend these to all of my friends that wear heels for nights out and special events, they are a lifesaver and more sanitary than walking around barefoot in public a la Britney Spears :P.
Happy Sunday Beauties!
How are you? I’ve been in my pj’s for most of the weekend, trying to get over being sick. Took a quick trip to Hollywood yesterday morning and I cannot wait to show you the haul from my new favorite makeup store :). Here are some EOTD’s I threw together using my new Inglot colors for most of the eyelid, blending out with some Urban Decay neutrals. I’m even more obsessed with Inglot now, they held up all day along with being really nicely milled and pigmented.
Happy Tuesday Dolls!
How’s your week going? Ready for the turkey day festivities? I’m counting down to the delish feast that my best friend is putting together :).
On to the good stuff! As my kit/makeup collection grows, I’ve found myself buying shadows that don’t come in a little box/container–they’re the loose metal pans that are meant to be in palettes. I was getting pretty tired of having to keep the shadows in the plastic packaging because they were a pain to open up and they were easily damaged in my purse. I looked around for a while because I didn’t want to limit myself to one company’s shadow pan shape/size, I wanted to throw all of my loose pans together and keep them in one place. I found the Z Palette and couldn’t be happier with my purchase! The case is made out of sturdy cardboard, has a clear cover so I can see all of my colors, and it’s lightweight/easy to carry. The magnetic base grips the metal shadow pans really well, I’ve shaken it open and flipped it upside down and the shadows haven’t fallen out once. If you have non-metal shadow pans, you can just stick a little magnet to it (also sold on the site).
I love the sleek look of the palette so much. They come in a large (above) and small size, and are available in different colors. I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a freestyle magnetic palette. Click here to visit the company website.
Happy Monday! I’m so excited that this is a short work week, looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner at bffs house and sleeping in all 4 days of my weekend. I’m heading out to LA/Hollywood this weekend to pick up some things for my makeup kit as well, so I’m excited to share those with you :).
I was in Vegas for Halloween weekend with my girlfriends, and while walking around the forum shops, I found the Inglot store. After a quick happy dance and some excited squeals, I headed in and picked out some shadows in colors that I didn’t already have in my kit.
In natural light:
-Pearl 423- a shimmery deep brown with copper and purple tones depending on where the light hits.
-AMC Shine 09- a gold with a slightly peach/pink shimmer to it.
-Double Shimmer 504- beautiful teal/aquamarine blue. LOVE this one so much.
-Double Shimmer 483- a deep shimmery navy blue.
-Double Shimmer 481- my favorite of the bunch, this is a khaki green that I haven’t seen anywhere else. Creates a beautiful subtle smokey eye.
I’m officially Inglot crazy and cant wait to pick more up at the store in Newport Beach soon. The colors are intensely pigmented, blend like a dream, and last all day long. I picked up the pans for their Freedom System and they came out to $5 each :)–seriously, how could you say no?! I’d recommend these to the newbies and the serious makeup artist looking to build up an amazing shadow collection. Click here to visit their website.
Happy Sunday Beauties!
I hope you’re all having a great weekend :). I’m staying in today, trying to rest up before another busy week. Seriously, cannot wait for this semester to be over so I can sleep more than 5 hours a night. The wedding I did makeup for went beautifully and I cant wait to post pics when the photographer gets them back to the bride :). Makeup school is moving along fantastically and I’m a little sad that I only have a month left to go. I’ve been learning so much, and making awesome friends in class–taking the course has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. I’ve got business cards printed and now I’m going to start working my butt off to build up a clientele and get my name in the industry. If you’re in Southern California and would like to get glammed up, send me and email and we’ll set something up :). Here’s a 50’s inspired FOTD from yesterday:
Before lipstick. Just did some neutral contouring around the eyes along with some dramatic winged liner and lots of mascara: