Quick Tip!

By adding a little shimmer to the inside corner of the eye, you create the effect of a bright and youthful look no matter what eye you are wearing that day. Most shadow palettes have a light shimmer color that you can use here, you just want to choose something with a light hue that has some good shimmer to it. NOT GLITTER! Shimmer. You can also expand this out to a nice gold color if it is more of a night time look, but for the everyday eye I would stick to something natural and light, like Kitten by Stila below.

Once you decide on the color, do your eye as you normally would for the day. Before you go in with your eyeliner and mascara, take a small brush (or even your ring finger) and dab a little highlight to the inside corner of your eye. You can carry the product up onto the lid a bit, as well as along the lower rim. This will make such a hug difference, not only opening the eye but popping the color and giving you an all around youthful and awake appearance. The best part, it looks VERY natural and most people would never be able to put their finger on why you look so different!

Some fashions I LOVE


This is a simple, easy, and imperative tool to executing a flawless beauty look. Without the right brushes, you may end up with hard lines and un-blended edges making you look more like a monster than a model. The key to makeup is BLENDING, so I am here to instruct you on what brushes are needed to do this important task. Here we go!

Foundation - I use my fingers for this because it is on my own face and I find that my own fingers are my best tool. By using fingers, you warm up the foundation and can pat it into the skin making it less likely for the makeup to sit on top of the skin and more easily blended into the creases. BUT! If you don’t like to use fingers on your face, opt for a firm, flat synthetic brush.

Powder Brush -I personally have to ask that you shy away from these HUGE powder brushes I see everywhere. They, in my opinion, get WAY to much powder on them and in turn over coat your beautiful skin in a layer of dryness. My favorite type of powder brush would be medium sized with round edges. And as I have said before, the less powder the better!

Blush Brush - 2 types for me. When using a powder blush, I go with and medium, sometimes slightly angled type brush. Too big and the blush covers to wide of an area, too small and you may have too much of a line. Here is the size I use for powder blush:

When using acream blushI go with a smaller brush head, but still like the longer hairs for blending. This way it can still really move the product around before it sets.

Eyeshadow Brushes -For your eyes, you want 2-3 brushes depending on what look you are going for. For an everyday look, have one flat brush to lay the lighter color over the eye. Then have a longer rounded brush to add the darker color into the crease. If you want to take it up a level and add a pop of dark color on the edge or smudge some liner around the rim of the eye, you’ll want a short and tightly bristled smudge brush.

Eyebrow Brush -If you are using a pencil, more power to you. you will only need a blending tool to take some of the color out if you happen to make it a little too dark. Blending tools look just like a mascara wand, but without any product on it. Just brush this through the brow and you can lift or blend the color after you apply. For a powder eyebrow application, you want a nylon brush with firm bristles. Firm bristles are a must because of the accuracy you want in creating the perfect brow.

Eyeliner Brush -This fully depends on how thick or thin you want your liner and what type of liner you are applying. This would be one for you to look at in the stores and decide what’s best for you. The thinner the brush, the thinner and more precise the liner will be.

Lip Brush -If you end up using one, I like a very flat brush with tighter bristles and sometimes a sharper edge. Lipstick should look very precise, and to shape your lip you need the right tool. If you are lip gloss kind of girl, you have nothing to worry about. :)

Target campaign I worked on. I love doing projects for places that I am currently enjoying shopping in! Although it means giving my paycheck back to them essentially. :)

Great week at work, from the Kat Von D photo shoot to The Glee Project. Fashion and music combined, inspiring all around. 

Must Have Eye Shadow Palettes

Let me begin with the basics. In order to create a great eye you should have at least 3 colors to blend together. Eye shadow palettes are amazing for this reason. Usually created in themes, palette collections usually theme their choices into a complimentary pattern that you will be able to create several looks out of. I have lately began a love affair with 2 palettes that I now cannot live my life without. Here we go!

The Urban Decay “Naked” Palette is almost everything I look for. Its only downfall would be the lack of matte colors, in which it only has 2. This is an amazing palette for creating many different looks, from fresh and natural to the fullest of the smokey eye. My favorite look right now is a little Virgin over the whole eye, accented with Naked along the crease, add some Toasted in the crease for boosting shine, and a little Hustle on the outer edge. All blended, it is great for day or night.

Stila’s “Happily Ever After Palette” is one I am using every day. The colors in the photo above actually do it NO justice, so let me break it down a bit. The colors of the palette start with Bliss (matte ivory), Kitten (vanilla shimmer), Veil (grey/taupe shimmer), Beauty (matte fawn brown), Twinkle (deep blackberry), and Forever (shimmer lilac). These colors are a genius combination for a shimmering OR matte look, or combo of both! Now, I have not hit on the bonus features of this palette. On the right hand side we have a  lipstick (and cheek combo) in the color Love and a Lip gloss in The Kiss. Both compliment the shadows so incredibly well, creating a romantic and bohemian overall look. That’s not all. Slide a drawer out from underneath and you will find an extra boost for your face! Cheek color in Flush and a Bronzer. Literally, this palette has all bases covered and will be your one stop to creating a look without having to go buy several products to clutter up your drawers.

Tips and Tricks - Eye Cream
In the morning, we usually don’t have time to wait around for the active ingredients in our eye creams to de-puff our eyes before we have to get that makeup on and run out the door. A great tip is to have your eye cream stored in your refrigerator. This makes the eye cream cold and in turn the cooling effect will have the immediate results we need out of our cream. The active ingredients will kick in later and we are covered from start to finish. No puffy eyes, no circles! Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks - Eye Cream

In the morning, we usually don’t have time to wait around for the active ingredients in our eye creams to de-puff our eyes before we have to get that makeup on and run out the door. A great tip is to have your eye cream stored in your refrigerator. This makes the eye cream cold and in turn the cooling effect will have the immediate results we need out of our cream. The active ingredients will kick in later and we are covered from start to finish. No puffy eyes, no circles! Enjoy!