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Bridal Beauty

    On your wedding day, I think it’s very important to look and feel naturally beautiful.  Your photos will be seen and cherished forever, and I want to make sure that every bride looks like the most beautiful version of herself.  This is not the time to try out the latest makeup trend, or…

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Beauty Bus

The other day I was reminiscing about my first days as a makeup artist.  I was so excited to be freelancing for a respected makeup line like MAC, and I loved all the interesting people that I got to meet.  That day, I was working at the Christopher Street location in New York City (the…

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Happy New Year!

    I am so excited that it is 2012, and I have a really good feeling about it.  Dougall and I had a wonderful staycation during our holiday experiment; I feel completely rested and ready for the new year.  I even made some resolutions that I plan to keep!  The first one is to…

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stange beauty inventions

Hey guys, here’s a link to a very cute article about strange beauty inventions. My friend Rachel sent it to me and I thought that you might enjoy it. My personal favorite is the toast and jam shower set. I mean c’mon, a toast-shaped shower sponge? On a similar note, I’ve been recently obsessed with…

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Basic Makeup Class

I taught such a fun class this past weekend! It was a basic makeup class designed for a group of high school girls that I know. Most of the girls in the class are also in a painting class that I take. My friend Marilyn teaches the painting class, and we get together monthly to…

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Searching for a good Sunscreen…

  So I’ve been testing out a couple of natural sunscreens and have come to a few realizations: a.Sunscreen with a super-high SPF can make you look like a pasty, white ghost. b.It’s almost impossible to wear an organic sunscreen without looking like a shiny/oily greaseball. c.I’m kind of practical (read:cheap) and prefer not to…

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Golden Girls

Okay, how amazing was Betty White on SNL? That woman makes me laugh so much! At 88 years old, I find her completely inspiring for her energy and sense of humor. Seeing her always reminds me of Golden Girls, my all-time favorite TV show. I loved watching Dorothy, Rose, Blanch and Sofia having so much…

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Our new place

We finally moved into our new home! Dougall and I had been looking to buy a new place for well over a year in LA, which is way longer than we expected it to take. Who knew there were so many people in Los Angeles? We made four previous offers and got outbid on each…

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Happy New Year!

Hey guys, I hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve! My husband and I cooked a great meal, had a nice bottle of wine, and worked on our vision boards. Alright fine, we bought most of it ready-made at Whole Foods and drank more than one bottle of wine. Nonetheless, it was really…

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Warming up the face

Winter is upon us! I love this season because of the cold weather and holidays. It must be the Miami native in me, because I never had a real winter growing up. Hot chocolate, a warm sweater, and good moisturizer are all very comforting to me. I took the photo above when I was in…