Set it and Forget it!

I recently returned from a lovely Wedding in the Dominican Republic, where I had the pleasure of styling the Bride's Hair and Makeup.  Destination Weddings are always a gorgeous place to say 'I Do', but sometimes dealing with the Tropics can be difficult.  You have to make sure your makeup can stand up to the heat and humidity! The best possible way to ensure my makeup stays put is to never forget the translucent powder!  Any of my clients will tell you-  you're not finished until you are properly powdered!  I am obsessed with Makeup Forever's High Definition Microfinish Powder- this product can do no wrong.  It seals the deal and keeps the makeup looking smooth and matte all night long!  When dusting the powder on the face, make sure you are blending correctly, because no one likes a ghost when the camera flashes.  My skin has a tendency to be quite oily down my T-zone, especially during the summer.  This product makes me feel confident that my makeup (and my clients!) looks flawless, all day and all night!


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Check out this gorgeous couple! Congratulations to Jessica and Michael!

Check out this gorgeous couple! Congratulations to Jessica and Michael!

Everyones Dewy'n it!

Warm weather.... I can almost feel it on my skin.  We are almost to the finish line of this horrid winter weather, aren't we?   Either way, we've got to be ready for that Springtime Glow.  In my book, that means to start with Tinted Moisturizer.  There is no better way to perfect that dewy, I've been laying around in wildflower fields with a glass of cold Rosé, look.  Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer is the top choice for me.  It is sheer coverage that comes in several tints to match your complexion perfectly!  It is super lightweight and provides protection from the sun with Broad Spectrum SPF 20.  Dewy, natural coverage + protection- honestly, you are killing two birds with one stone, right? Warm months can mean oily skin for some, so they offer Oil Free, along with Regular and Illuminating.  Take my advice, just DEW it!

I Heart NARS

Hi Beauties! Friday is always the best day of the week- the promise of an exciting weekend ahead.  Its a chance to dress up, go out and explore a new place.  They say you are never fully dressed without a smile, which is true, but every smile looks better with a bold lip.  My new obsession is to try every single shade of NARS Audacious Collection.  Each color is dramatically beautiful and applies like satin to your lips. My top favorites right now are Fanny (Deep Purple Pink), Charlotte (Burgundy Red) and Lana (Bright Orange/Red).  The lipstick is amazing, hands down, but what I also love is that each lipstick has a magnetic cap so you will NEVER have to worry about your favorite lipstick ruining your favorite purse.  

One of my favorite combo's is Fanny Lip lined with MAC pro lipliner More To Love!

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Good Night Cream

Happy Wednesday makeup lovers!  I have to write about an overnight cream that I have grown to love.  Every night before bed, I clean my face and apply Mario Badescu's Seaweed Night Cream.  It is just perfect for combination skin, as it hydrates the skin without use of oils!  The seaweed extract makes the skin so soft and contains Elastin and Collagen- Bye Bye Wrinkles! Plus, anything that smells this amazing is a check in my book.  It is so good, I even got my husband to try it out!  When your husband raves about an overnight cream - it must be a keeper.  Available for purchase at Nordstrom, Ulta, or direct from the website!

Back to Basics

Ok guys, I love makeup- actually I may have a severe obsession with everything makeup-  but before you can look glamorous, you must start with the basics.  I have a few items that I simply cannot live without.  I am obsessed with Smith's Minted Rose Lip Balm and Smith's Rosebud Salve, both created by the Rosebud Perfume Co. To be honest, this company must be doing something right as they have been around since 1892!  I use these products on every single client, (men and women) and it is just perfect.  The Salve is not greasy at all, and glides on smoothly.  The Minted Rose Balm has just a teeny tint of nude with a peppermint zest, good morning dolls!

Let's be honest, you can't apply beautiful makeup unless you have a squeaky clean palette to start with.  We don't always have enough time to go through the necessary beauty regimens to clean and prep our skin before applying makeup.  My favorite makeup remover is a drugstore favorite, Neutrogena makeup remover cleansing towelettes.   I can't get enough of these.  They take off every ounce of makeup, even waterproof mascara, and leave my skin soft and smooth. I prefer the night calming scent because it reminds me of lavender. If you haven't tried these cloths yet, what are you waiting for?

Spring Break Pout

Everyone loves a nice pop of color, especially when dreaming of crystalline waters, coconut mojitos and a big floppy hat while lounging in the tropics. Which is why I ADORE Rouge Pur Couture Vernis à Lèvres Glossy Stain by Yves Saint Larent.  There are countless chic colors, many of which are perfect pouts for the tropics. What is amazing about this product is that the stain feels light, like a gloss but it is not at all sticky and lasts all day long!  My current favorites are #9 Rouge Laque, #17- Encre Rose, #24 Fuchsia Intemporel.  The brush is great because the shape really allows you to apply easily and beautifully. Pucker up while sitting at the pool or apply a few extra coats to complete your outfit on date night. Go on, go for that second Margarita, your spring break pout is staying put! See you in paradise...