Saturday, July 23, 2011

♥ Laura Mercier Training Photos ♥

I was so delighted to be invited to a training with Laura Mercier's global makeup artist Jeffery Tasker in Soho a couple of weeks ago!

It was beyond fun & informative!

“Tell Me & I'll forget; Show Me & I May Remember; Involve Me & I'll Understand.”

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Beauty Tag!

What's your favorite makeup look?
Once it's fresh & clean, I love it!

What part of your body do you love?
I love my lips! :*

Who is your beauty icon?
I'm inspired by many celebrities. Lately most of my looks are inspired by Stacey Dash.

What beauty product makes you feel instantly sexy?
False Lashes.

How do you look after your skin?
I use Boscia's Makeup Breakup Cool Cleansing Oil or Fresh's Soy Face Cleanser. Exfoliate twice a week with AmorePacific's Enzyme Peel. Boscia's Balancing Facial Tonic. Jurlique's Herbal Recovery Eye cream. Bosica's Oil-Free Daily Hydration (a.m) AmorePacific Rejuvenating Crème (pm) Laura Mercier's Mineral Primer (to lock in all of my skincare) Once I'm outdoors I keep my Peter Thomas Roth's Oil-Free SPF 30 mineral powder in my purse. (Sounds like a lot, but it's really not lol skin will thank me 20 yrs. from now!)

What is your signature scent?
I love the original Juicy Couture. (I wear other scents sometimes too) I always layer my fragrances though. As soon as I get out of the shower I spray Pink Sugar all over, then after I'm dressed I'll put on Juicy or whatever fragrance I choose for that day. (I get compliments all the time when I'm wearing this combo!)

What are your hair care secrets?
I am 2 years natural.. free of color, relaxer & extensions! I honestly need some hair care secrets because at times I just feel like getting a relaxer & making my life a thousand times easier! I love wearing my hair straight even though it's naturally very curly so my flat iron is my bff! ♥

How do you pamper yourself?
By using Ole Henriksen's African Red Tea Exotic Body Scrub & a nice detox mask! I feel renewed after that kindof a combo! (I'm such a girl!)

What is your beauty pet peeve?
Can't stand messy makeup! If your going to do it, do it right!

What would your desert island must haves be?
My family!

Finally, do you have a beauty philosophy?
Oozz Confidence!

If you are reading this... TAG you're it! Send a link to your post so I can read it!

“To wish you were someone else is to waste the person you are.”

Painted Love Lipstick!

Painted Love Lipstick in Stiletto by Kat Von D has become my summer go-to red lip! The simplest & one of the fastest looks that I love to do is a contoured eye (using shade darker than skintone in crease) & a liquid liner (I've been gravitating towards Stila Sequins lately!) With this very simple, clean look I get to play up my lips a lot more! (one of my favorite attributes hehe)

Active Ingredients:
♥ Natural Seed Oil (Castor): Acts an emollient and moisturizer.
♥ Hydrogenated Polydecene: Emollient and contributes to long-wearing effect.
♥ Vitamins A, C, and E: Provide antioxidant and antiaging properties.

If you're on the search for a long lasting orange-red, or just a great tube of rich, full color lipstick check out Kat Von D's collection of Painted Love Lipsticks!

Simple yet captivating.

“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.” -Gwyneth Paltrow

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bridal Pics!

Before The Bride ♥

Before Sister of the Bride ♥


Before Sister of the Bride ♥


"If it hasn't been photographed ; it doesn't really exist"