It's happening!! I'm hosting my very first pop up salon with my besties! For more details, check it out HERE
Monsters Monsters Monsters! Check out the photos from this years IMATS HERE
Read up on how Sol Sisters celebrated Chayla as their Woman of the Year HERE.
Check out my review and photos HERE
For a review of Fenty Beauty click the link HERE
For a full review of the Dose of Colors DesixKaty collection, check it out HERE!
Every year I look forward to attending the International Makeup Artists Trade Show in Pasadena. This is an amazing opportunity for beauty enthusiasts and makeup artists to bond over contour, highlight and all things beauty related. Check out my photos and thoughts HERE
It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted a blog post, and I figured I should start the new year with something important that’s been top of mind for the past few months: SKIN! Read about my journey with psoriasis HERE.
!!!! IT'S HERE!!!! Check out my review of the Master Palette by Mario with swatches and looks HERE.
Theres something so satisfying about purchasing a new foundation, especially when you’ve found a color that matches well and provides amazing coverage. For more on my review for the Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick, check out my blog HERE.
For all the highlight obsessed makeup junkies out there, you must have known about the Jaclyn Hill & Becca Champagne Collection. I hopped on the website a few weeks ago and I am SO happy that I scooped a palette. For more photos and swatches, check out my blog HERE.
Last week I had the pleasure of working with the very talented Jenny Baquing of Shelovesdresses.com Check out the looks HERE.
DOSE of colors recently released an eyeshadow palette called 'Hidden Treasures'. Where you can find natural jewel toned eyeshadow colors for your everyday glamour session. For more photos, swatches and a full review check out my blog HERE.
I couldn’t wait to immerse myself in as much of the Moroccan culture that i possibly could in 6 days. My friends and I visited Casablanca, Marrakech and Essouira and i can officially say that I am in LOOOVE with Morocco <3 Check out my beauty haul HERE.
Ok so can we discuss these highlighter palettes by Anastasia Beverly Hills? I had no intention of purchasing these highlighters at IMATS and then bam! I am now the proud owner of the Gleam Glow Kit. For more photos and swatches, check out my blog HERE.
I’ve been a fan girl of Jeffree Star (Makeup artist, musician, model, fashion designer) for a while now and I’m excited to play! For photos, swatches, dupes and my review, head on over to my blog HERE.
For photos from this photoshoot, head over to my blog HERE.
Check out my KaePop Collection mini haul and review HERE.
OBSESSED with Dose of Colors Liquid Lipsticks! You are to?? Check out my blog HERE.
The weekend i wait for every year.. IMATS LA!!!
Check out my pics and haul HERE.
Now that winter is here, I know my skincare routine needs more love than usual. For a list of my top 5 products, check out my blog HERE.
Check out my new lipstick fave with photos, a review and swatches HERE.
Once a year women of all walks of life reach out to that one friend that knows someone at Sephora for their Friends and Family discount. Check out my haul HERE.
For a Holiday product, Hourglass came out with a limited edition Ambient lighting palette pretty early on in the season. And I’m not mad at it :) For a full review and more photos, check out my blog HERE.
Earlier this summer I was invited to be a part of this AMAZING photoshoot for Loft Photography. For more info and photos check out my blog HERE.
I've been going through my skin care/makeup routine and i decided I want to change up a few of my foundations. One new foundation that i've been a really big fan of is the Too Faced Born This Way liquid foundation. Check out my full review on my blog HERE.
For a review of my favorite highlights, check out my blog HERE
I’m coming back from Japan and the Jetlag and Onigiri withdrawals have finally left my system :) Japan was everything I expected it to be and more, from seizure inducing robot shows to fish market debauchery at 3:00am, it was incredible. My friends and I are fairly open to new and fun experiences, so when one of us brought up the idea of getting Geisha makeovers and taking professional photos, the obvious answer was… “Duh!”.
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In celebration of LOVE, I created this colorful look.. For more details and photos, check out my blog HERE.
So i dont know if anyone noticed, but i love highlighters.. I am obsessed with looking as fertile as possible by using any and all beauty highlighters. For more pictures and my review, check out my blog post HERE.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of glamming this beautiful woman. For more photos and a beauty breakdown, check out my blog HERE.
Dose of Colors just came out with a trio of their to-die-for liquid lipsticks! I’ve had the lipsticks for a while now, but I’m just getting around to reviewing the lippies! For more photos and swatches, check out my blog HERE.
Trouble finding an eyeliner that’s creamy, not watery, AND has lasting power? Let me introduce you to the Tarte Tarteist Clay Liner! Want to know more? Check out my review on my blog HERE.
Ok.. Confession. I have sensitive skin, I’ve had sensitive skin since I was a child and I’m obsessed with finding new skin care products to try. To see what i use and how I calm my skin, check out my blog HERE.
I know I’m late to the party, but shame on you Lime Crime.. Shame. On. You. Check out my thoughts on the Lime Crime scandal on my blog HERE.
This weekend I had the pleasure of glamming the very beautiful Mina :) Her dress was a soft dusty pink so we went for a soft and glowy, dusty pink. While this look worked perfectly with her outfit, this look works for date night and valentines day looks too. For more photos and details check out my blog HERE.
Smokey eyes are some of my favorite looks to do. I went out for a fun night in San Francisco and I really liked the combo I came up with playing with my MAC palette. For more photos and details check out my blog HERE.
Metallic temporary tattoo’s are all the rage in fashion accessories right now. Metallic tattoos are fashion forward and stylish with no strings attached. I’ve played with this type of stick on jewelry for a while now and I am absolutely obsessed! for more photos, check out my blog HERE.
I know everyone has been raving about Dose of Colors matte liquid lipsticks, so I had to try them! I’ve been a fan girl of Dose of Colors since last year’s IMATS LA and I’ve been in love with their consistency and pigmentation. Once I found out about their matte liquid lipsticks I couldn’t wait to try them out. For more photos and info on these lipsticks, check out my blog HERE.
This weekend I had the pleasure of making up some beautiful ladies for a "Surrealism Ball" in San Francisco. Also, because we're in San Francisco, this meant that the makeup had to be over-the-top! The inspiration for each person was drastically different, yet SO fun! For more details, check out my blog HERE.
Oh IMATS.... Ever year, I look forward to celebrating my makeup obsessions with the rest of the makeup loving community! Every blogger, Youtube star and beauty enthusiast was in attendance, and there's nothing better than to be in a room surrounded by your peers. My best friends/cousins accompany me and make this trip more of an experience than a haul, and I love them to death for geeking out with me every single year. We've attended IMATS for the past 6 years and every year I get excited and almost sick from anticipation :) For more info check out my blog HERE.
Recently i've in love with doubling up on lashes! Lashes always bring out your eyes and double stacking lashes brighten up your eyes that much more. For details I've listed everything i used, in my blog HERE.
Thanksgiving is over and now my pants don't fit like they used to :) But I put up a few lights around the house to make me feel better and now I'm planning on makeup looks for the holidays. You can never go wrong with a smokey eye right? I used MAC’s Plumage to get this look down with a few colors from my LORAC Pro Mega palette. For anyone interested in the products used I’ve listed them in my blog HERE.
Two weekends ago i was invited to be a part of the SolSisters Revival, in conjunction with Glide SF. This event was put on to makeover 10 deserving women in the community who have survived some form of abuse or hardship. There were teams of makeup artists, hair stylists and fashion guru's who's sole purpose for the day was to make each and every one of the honored guests feel like a Queen. Not knowing what to expect I was simply hoping to do someone's makeup for the day, little did I know that I was in for an eye opening and fulfilling experience. For more details, check out my blog HERE.
Creating a smokey eye does not mean you need to cover your entire lid with black eyeshadow. Using neutral shades can create a subtle but sexy smokey eye. For today's makeup I mostly used my Naked 2 palette HERE.
Negative space nails are trendy and different. For a step by step application of these nails, check out my blog HERE.
Now that the weather is starting to cool down here in the Bay Area, I figured I could create a look using a grey toned lipstick and dramatic winged look on the eyes. Check it out HERE.
I know I said I'd do 3 Halloween looks, but I thought I could do a 'pretty' Halloween look, I know that there are some people who are not comfortable with painting their entire face or applying prosthetics for Halloween. So for those of you who are thinking about an under water costume or a dramatic makeup look using blue (without sacrificing your beat) check out my photos HERE.
Welcome to part 3 of my Special Effects Halloween series. I must have been in a sick and twisted mood when I made this, but whatever it was, I had this idea that I'd slit my throat and then try to put it back together again using safety pins. Weird? I know :) Check it out HERE.
For my 2nd look in this Halloween makeup series, I decided to create a diseased zombie scar using liquid Latex and my Makeup Forever Flash Palette. Check it out HERE.
So Halloween is coming up and I am Ex-Cite-eD! I've created 3 special effects looks for those who are interested in looking like death for Halloween :) My first look, is this slashed mouth look inspired by the movie Gone Girl. I watched the movie Gone Girl recently and I thought, "How would I create my own death if I was Amy? What would be a cool way to go out?" No, i'm not psycho lol, but i thought about Halloween makeup and what that would look like. Now I’m not saying I’d go and fake my death, but playing with special effects to make it look like I'm dead is a fun second :) Check it out HERE.
I was channeling my inner Asia-Barbie and I thought I'd post a fun ombre pink lip. I kept the eyes neutral using my LORAC Mega Pro Palette. At first I started with just pink lipstick and then I looked over at my lipsticks and I saw a few of my NYX lip butters and thought I'd add some Orange to my lips. I love the look and I'm happy with the turnout! In order to achieve the ombre look, I used a lipstick brush to blend the two colors together into a fade. For anyone interested, i've listed the products used in my blog HERE.
Anyone that knows me, knows that I am obsessed with Nails and Nail Designs! I love accents and I LOVE fun nails. But my go to nail polish is ZOYA's Matte Black Velvet nail polish in Dovima. I've had this bottle for a LONG time and I'm beginning to run out, but anytime i'm in a nail design rut, I run to Dovina. For anyone who is interested I've listed step by step instructions on how to achieve this nail look. It's super easy and fun to do, if I can do it, anyone can :) Check it out HERE.
Every once in a while I come across a beauty product that I become obsessed with. If it's good enough for me to use everyday, it's good enough for me to share. This week I HAWKED amazon.com to purchase the LORAC Mega Pro Palette. Of course I chose overnight shipping so that I could play with the colors as soon as possible :) For more pictures and details, check out my blog HERE.
Want a bold look for Fall? Try doing a silver smokey eye with a dark red lip. When working with a smokey eye and a dark lip, sometimes the juxtaposition of the dark eye and the dark lips can wash out your skin tone. When you have a sultry look like this, it's important to apply bronzer and/or blush to keep your color from washing out. Plus for me, I have dark hair, so it's even more important to keep my color from fading. For this look I used my OCC Lip Tar in Black Metal Dhalia which is a metallic burgundy color with red shimmer or "pearl". For anyone interested, i've listed all the products used in my blog HERE.
It's Fall people!! You know what that means!? It's time for BOLD lipsticks *Happy Dance*. I love wearing darker reds and sporting bold lipsticks during this season. Right now I have four lipsticks on rotation for Fall, for more photos and details, check out my blog HERE.
Lets get ready for date night shall we? For this look, I decided that I wanted to keep my makeup soft and sweet using what else? MAC’s Sweet Sienna eyeshadow pigment. At first I decided not to use eyeliner with this look to keep it soft, and then something inside me told me to line my lashes :) I love the way it turned out, and for anyone who is interested, I’ve listed the products used in my blog HERE.
So we’ve all heard of the Beauty Blender right? That magical pink sponge that allows you to effortlessly blend liquid and/or cream foundations into your skin like a dream. If you don’t know about the beauty blender or haven’t purchased this little wonder, learn more here.
The Beauty Blender recently came out with a green Micro Mini Beauty Blender that’s about 1/4 the size of the original Beauty Blender. My first impression when I got my hands on the micro mini was that it would make concealing more precise. When I tested the micro mini on myself, I found that it helped to conceal the hard to reach crevices of my face: inner eye and outside of the nostrils. The quality of blending is excellent with the exception of the lack of density in comparison to the original Beauty Blender. When I used the micro mini on a client who had more mature skin, the micro mini was GREAT for concealing fine lines.
My overall thoughts on the Beauty Blender Mico Mini is that the micro mini is a fun tool, it is not necessary in your kit if you already have the original beauty blender, although it lends itself to be very helpful if you have clientele with mature skin. Using the micro mini is similar to using the tip of the original beauty blender, and it works just as well as the original :) Check out the rest of my review on my blog HERE.