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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…

autumn leaves

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…

All day long!

On the topic of weddings, it is the makeup artist’s job to make sure that the bride looks flawless all day long. Since this can mean up to twelve hours of perfect skin, I need to work with products that will go the distance. For my last wedding, I decided to use MAC longwear lustre…

temptu primer

Makeup Primer

I am so glad to be back home in Los Angeles! I was in NYC over the weekend to do makeup for a wedding, which I love to do. It’s gratifying for me to be part of such an important time in people’s lives. It can also be stressful for the bride, which is why…

sea salt

DIY Salt Scrub

Ever since we got back from Israel I’ve been thinking about the Dead Sea and its effects. After just one visit my skin felt clearer and softer than ever. It got me thinking: how come I don’t use salt more often? I decided to experiment with making a skin scrub. After using it for a…

glitter lip gloss

Glittah!

On Friday I did some makeup for a charity event called Friends of the Family, which was a lot of fun! It’s organized by TV therapist Stacy Kaiser, and benefits families who are in trouble both financially and emotionally. Some of the kids in the program were performing, and I was putting glitter and lip…

The Dead Sea

I just got back from an amazing trip to Israel! While I am jet lagged to the point of feeling narcoleptic, I had to tell you about my experience at the Dead Sea. My partner and I joined my parents for a one night stay at a hotel, and we spent most of our time…

jergens natural glow face lotion

Bronzed Skin

Now that summer is upon us, many people like the look of gorgeous bronzed skin. However, since we all know how bad the sun is for our skin, it’s important to use an SPF. So how does one banish pasty skin without getting sun damage? Self tanner of course! My favorite self tanner ever is…

Getting your face to glow

One of my favorite ways to exfoliate is also the cheapest. Use a washcloth! I’m surprised that more people don’t know about this. Take any clean soft towel, wet it with warm water, and just gently massage your face with it. The towel will help to scrub off dead skin and leave you glowing! This…

Why are we so hard on ourselves?

Do you ever notice how critical people are of themselves? As a makeup artist, I regularly come into contact with models, actresses, and tv personalities. These are some of the most beautiful people in the world! Why is it, then, that they criticize themselves just as much as your average 9th grade girl? It’s fascinating…