New Website & What I've Been Up To!

I am so excited to finally launch (or do a pre-launch) of my new website and share it with you guys! Let's be honest - my old site was pretty juvenile - but hey - it was pretty decent for someone who literally has zero tech-savvyness and I was able to showcase my work in a functional way.  When the time came to renew my domain, I decided it was time to re-brand and I am so happy with the way everything turned out! 

I have had the craziest few months, packed with hair and makeup appointments, makeup lessons, personal shopper appointments, and weddings!  I have also been bumping into so many of my past brides while I'm shopping for some reason, and it's always lovely to catch up with them and to see how marriage is treating them : ) 

This past weekend was filled with prom appointments as well as makeup+ hair appointments for wedding guests.  I've shared my two favorite transformations below: 

We had a distressed mom call us over the weekend because her daughter hated the way her hair turned out after she left the salon. She felt that the hairstyle looked way too old for a prom event & asked if we could fix it. She had originally booked us for makeup only but luckily we were able to take the whole thing down & give her the youthful style she wanted! 

This sweet client's main concern was to cover the discoloration in her cheeks & to look fresh and awake. I think we did a great job without making her look cakey, wouldn't you guys agree?

Glam Session with a Focus on a Glowing Complexion

I had a glam session with Joanna a few weeks back - she had questions regarding makeup application since her daily routine consists of only mascara - and we had a great time going over product suggestions as well as technique tips.  

I gave Joanna a bronzy smokey eye that did not overpower the rest of her face & focused on contouring & giving her a glowing complexion + a fuller brow- honestly, how great does her skin look?!  

Joanna loved her makeup so much that she left me a glowing review ! Thanks, Joanna!  I'll be waiting for your call once your boyfriend proposes! ;)

Make-up Monday

I was so happy to be able to share my love for makeup with my fellow coworkers last Friday!  It's fascinating how much control you have over a makeup look, simply by using lighter vs. darker colors, smoking the eyes out, or even contouring the face.

Joy opted for a natural, office-appropriate look.

Claudia's dramatic, Friday-night-out smokey eye.  I contoured her face with NARS Laguna Bronzer & highlighted with Benefit's High Beam Liquid Highlighter.

Earlier This Month

Hi Loves!

Here's a look that I did earlier this month:

Quick 411: Steph's concerns were mainly her oily-skin and monolids.  We took care of that with Murad's Skin Brightening Primer (face) and Too-Faced Shadow Insurance (eyes).  I gave her a flawless complexion using Chanel Perfection Lumiere foundation (LOVE this for anyone who wants their makeup to last all night!) and contoured with Sleek Makeup Contour Powder in "Light".  I created a gradient smokey eye using my trusty LORAC PRO Palette and a pair of beautiful lashes from Red Cherry

Steph was extremely happy with her enhanced look!  What do you think? :)

Photoshoot - Daytime Vixen vs. Nicki Minaj-inspired Look

I was so happy to work with Jade last week for a fun pop-up shoot!  *I apologize in advance - we did this pretty late at night so there was no natural lighting - the photos did turn out a bit funky because I took her "before" photo when the sun was still out, and the other photos were all taken after nightfall, with flash. 

We opted for a pretty, smokey yet subtle look for our first set of photos.  I really wanted to highlight her beautiful almond-shaped eyes and create a flawless complexion.
After a while, we decided to amp it up with a Nicki Minaj-inspired look!

Jade's flawless skin, almond shaped eyes and full, luscious lips made my job incredibly easy.  It was really fun to see how different colors showed up on her beautiful caramel-colored skin - I, for one, would never be able to pull off that beautiful Urban Decay lippie!