• 7 Best Mascaras for Volume and Length
  • The Review: Brooke Elizabeth Organics Skincare
  • NEW Short Blonde Hair
  • 5 Minute Smokey Eye Design
  • Glowing Skin Beauty Essentials

NYFW SS ’15 Makeup Looks to Try

Makeup looks to try from the NYFW SS '15 runway show

NYFW SS '15 is over, but the fashion makeup trends will stay in our arsenal of makeup looks until next spring when we can official feel safe to bust them out. With that said,  not all of these makeup looks are spring-friendly-only, there are definitely a few makeup looks that are safe to wear now, that you should wear now. Check out the 3 NYFW SS '15 makeup looks to try that I personally love and give my stamp of approval on.       Smokey Brown Eyes: For the Pamela Rolands SS ’15 show, lead makeup artist, Matin Maulawizada for Laura Mercier, created a monochromatic design that was, “effortless and dramatic.” He created a smokey brown eye by applying the Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Colour in Cocoa, at the lash line, and blending it up and out around … [Read more...]

7 Best Mascaras for Volume and Length

7 of the best mascaras for adding volume and length to your eyelashes.

As a serious mascara junky, I am always on the hunt for one to blow my mind. I tend to go towards volumizing mascaras and lengthening mascaras since my eyelashes are at zero percent on their own. Over the past 10 years as a makeup artist, and trying out hundreds and hundreds of different mascaras, I have found a few mascaras that are on my list of ones to keep in my makeup kit and in my makeup bag. So here are 7 best mascaras for volume and length that I keep in my mascara files.       1)   Neutrogena Healthy Length Mascara: This mascara has a large fluffy brush that grabs the lashes and fans them out perfectly, adding 400% more volume and length. 2)   NYX Doll Eye Mascara: For full on fluffy lashes that stay put, this drugstore mascara is … [Read more...]

The Review: Brooke Elizabeth Organics Skincare

Organic Skincare and organic facial oils

  While I was in Oregon a few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the owner and skincare genius behind the skincare line, Brooke Elizabeth Organics. It was actually a random encounter, which led to me walking away with a few of her key Organic skincare products, including her coveted facial oils. First Impressions: This organic skincare line smells like a botanical garden and I can’t wait to get home and try it out these facial oils. One of the major bonuses of this skincare line is that it is simple and yet effective. It has one cleanser and one toner that is suited for every skin type and then focuses on the use of facial oils. There are four different facial oils to choose from and I am going to walk you through each one of them. Awaken  Organics … [Read more...]

NEW Short Blonde Hair

Transitioning from long hair to short blonde hair

  As of a few day's ago, I have short blonde hair. I have always been a blondie, but 4 years ago I decided to go dark. And, then of course, as time went on, I transitioned to a bazillian different versions of dark hair. I am not one to really ever be satisfied with my hair, the moment I get it done, I am already thinking about what I can do different the next time. I am not talking major hair changes, but subtle differences in color and texture.  But I was kind of getting sick of the brown long hair thing and made a pretty drastic decision - as far as hair goes - to chop it off and go back to blonde (thanks, Beyonce, for the inspiration); I now have short blonde hair. Currently, I am indifferent to this decision. Actually, I am kind of freaking out… majorly freaking out. … [Read more...]