Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Kristen Stewart Vanity Fair Look-France

One of the many things I do while surfing the net is go on gossip blogs. It's a guilty pleasure of mine seeing what celebrities are up to. Plus, it keeps me up to date on what's going on in pop culture. While I was surfing I saw a few candid shots of Kristen Stewart in Paris, France posing for a new Vanity Fair shoot. I absolutely love the dark hair on her, and her makeup was too beautiful to pass up. I shoot a video on what I think is pretty similar to the look above. Products used will be updated soon.

Take care.

Monday, February 20, 2012

I want to go to the beach!

One thing I realize more than anything is that being a brunette can be damn hard sometimes. Being able to have dimension and see it, is almost impossible for me. All I see is a dark endless mop of hair that doesn't want to do me a favor. Recently I decided to take a leap of faith and dye my hair OMBRE style. For those of you who aren't familiar with ombre it's a gradual fade from dark to light. It looks gorgeous on brunettes, and I thought why not, let's try it out. It didn't turn out as light as I wanted it to be, but you don't want to rush this look.

One of the reasons why I wanted to do ombre is the dimension you get from the hair style. It's effortless and has an ease to it. I'm pretty lazy and the tousled beach look fits my life style. My hair is about shoulder length so this gives my hair some volume and prevents me from using too much heat on my hair, as my hair is naturally wavy.

I made a tutorial on how I style my hair everyday. It's very similar to Alexa Chung's hair style and hopefully once I'm done the ombre process my hair color will look pretty similar to hers.

Enjoy the video.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

bareMinerals READY Eyeshadow 8.0

The Playlist

It's been a long long time since I've made a blog posting, I know. No excuses this time. Let's just go a head and jump into it. I'm pretty sure I've made the decision to actually make this into a beauty blog. After all it's the industry I work in and I'd like to think I'm pretty knowledgeable about beauty products. Actually, REALLY knowledgeable. Beauty products are one of the only things I really and truly have a passion for. So it only seemed like the natural thing to do.

I wanted to start reviewing products that I enjoy using so I could share them with you just in case anyone was curious about them. Today's post is going to be about bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow palette in "The Playlist".

This palette is filled with most beautiful warm tone colors. You get a little bit of everything. Some colors more for a day time look while others are more for a sassy dramatic night time look. It's such a versatile palette and the colors are gorgeously pigmented.

If you don't know much about Bare Escentuals they're a natural company that's been around for quite some time providing the largest mineral collection. Minerals have been a craze in the beauty industry for some time now, but only recently has it begin to grow even more popular. My reasoning behind this is because minerals are a natural alternative to regular makeup. Free of parabens, synthetic dyes, and sulfates it really makes a client more comfortable about what they are applying to their skin. And lets be honest, I think we live in the age of smart consumerism. We want to be more educated about what we put on or in our bodies.

The Playlist palette is actually made of a specific mineral. Now minerals surround us everywhere. They're in soil, water, pretty much anything that comes from the earth. The specific mineral they used in this palette is sea mineral. Sea minerals provide for smooth velvety application, and makes these colors some of the most pigmented pressed powders I've seen on the market. They also provide anti-aging properties that will smooth the eyelid area. As far as lasting power, they stay bright and vibrant with out creasing. Which is the true test for me. Also, big selling factor as a free lance makeup artist, it works on ALL skin tones.

All in all a stellar edition to my makeup collection.

Here's one of my video tutorials where I used the palette on my friend Meagan for a bronzed makeup look. Enjoy.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Emeli Sandé - Daddy ft. Naughty Boy

Wow. Do yourself a favor get her album. Amazing.