Thursday, March 31, 2011

Indian Bridal Trial - 3 Looks

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another bridal look.  My client happens to be marrying a classmate of mine from college, small world!  This is another Indian Bridal ceremony where I get to create three different looks, yay!  We went from super neutral to smokey and fun. 

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Model Portfolio Shots - 3 Looks from Natural to Maxim Sexy

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another shoot post!  I worked with the amazing MMFotography again to get some amazing shots of a model who was interested in building her portfolio.  Her aim was to get into print and beauty...and hopefully one day Maxim!  I did three differents looks and show you exactly how I did it.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Luxury Brand to the Stars - Rodial Cosmetics Review

Hi Bellas,

I recently had the chance to try out some products from Rodial - a high end British cosmetics and skincare line.  I had heard of them after watching Pixiwoo rave about their products on their YouTube channel.  I reviewed a wide range of items - spray tan, concealer and makeup remover wipes.  It's nice to try some luxury products once in a while.  The line has been endorsed by all sorts of celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger, and Posh Spice - you know, all the hot ones!  If you're interested, make sure to check out my review!

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Monday, March 28, 2011

Foundation Recommendations for Tan Skin Tones

Hi Bellas,

I got an email from one of my viewers.  She needed help with foundation recommendation shades.  She has a skin tone like me and wanted to know what I liked to use on myself.  As you know, I've tested out a whole lot of products in my day, but I do have a few favorites that really stick out.  You may be surprised at the results.  Oftentimes, I get questions about what shades I recommend.  It's difficult in that I don't know the exact shade names and numbers for every product line out there.  However, I am pretty familar with what I wear.

If you're around an NC42 in MAC, or you're considered a tan, medium dark shade, you may want to check out this post to see what foundations I recommend.  These are items that I actually wear on myself.


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Friday, March 25, 2011

My Top 10 MAC Glosses

Hi Bellas,

I apologize for my two day absence.  I had a bout of food poisoning and then I needed to prepare for a presentation in class yesterday.  The presentation went well, I'm recovered and I'm back with another post!  I'm hoping to get my video editing system working so I can finally get a new video up.  Meanwhile, I'm continuuing my series on my favorite MAC products.  I've already featured my favorite lipsticks and eyeshadows.  Today I'll be focusing in on my favorite glosses - or lipglasses, gelees, lustreglasses, whatever you want to call them, lol.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Risque Soul Photoshoot

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with pictures from another photoshoot.  I worked with a music artist known as Risque Soul.  We did some really fun looks for a photoshoot for updated media shots.  I did three different looks from smokey to super bright.
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Monday, March 21, 2011

Brand Focus - Eve Pearl Must-Haves

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post!  This one is a little different.  I decided to start a new series called "Brand Focus".  I'll feature some of my favorite cosmetic lines and then highlight the must-have items.  Today I'll be featuring Eve Pearl.  I have EP products in both my kit and personal makeup collection.  I'll break down exactly what I recommend getting and why.  If you haven't tried out her products or are debating on which ones to get, this is a definite must-read!

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Friday, March 18, 2011

Easy Tip for Dry Skin- Transform your Body Lotion

Hi Bellas,

Here's a quick tip of the day for you.  Do you have dry skin?  Your typical body lotion isn't doing it for you?  Well I have a quick tip that works wonders!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Melissa's Bright Birthday Look

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another makeover.  Today's post features my girl Mascara Melissa.  I did her makeup for her birthday a few weeks ago and you know I took the opportunity to snap a few pictures for you all!  We created a really fun, bright look that came out beautiful.  Not only that, but I used very affordable products.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Black Hair Media Photoshoot Video

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another video!  This time it's not by me, but I do make a guest appearance.  In the video you'll see my cameo for a shoot I participated in for http://www.blackhairmedia.com/.  I was the lead makeup artist and you'll see me in action.


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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Engagement Pictures - Pretty Pinks & Browns

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another client makeover.  I worked with one of my future brides to be to give her a beautiful, natural look for her engagement pictures.  I used pinks and browns for her eyes - always a winning combo.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Glowy Wedding Guest Makeup

Hi Bellas,

Happy Monday!  I'm back with another FOTD.  You might already know that I don't typically wear makeup on a day to day basis.  Usually it's tinted moisturizer and if I feel like it, blush and powder.  The opportunities that I do my makeup I really try to take a picture so that I can show you all.  I had the opportunity to do so when I attended a wedding a few weeks ago.  

Friday, March 11, 2011

Twitter Giveaway to Celebrate 8,000 Followers!

Hi Bellas,

Happy giveaway friday!  Believe me, I have not forgotten about my giveaway to celebrate reaching 8,000 twitter followers!  I'm already closer to 9,000 and don't worry I'll have another giveaway for that as well :)

Think of this as my belated Valentines Day Gift to you.  I did a Pretty in Pink prize theme with some of my favorite products.



Thursday, March 10, 2011

Glam Birthday Makeover

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another makeover. This was my second time working with my client. You may remember that I made her over for her Alter Ego Photoshoot here. She had taken the pictures to display at her big 40th birthday bash. This post, i'll show you the glam look we did for her Hollywood Affair themed birthday party.


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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Winners! Glitter Gal Blinged Out Giveaway

Hi Bellas,


Thank you to everyone for participating in last week's giveaway hosted by Glitter Gal.  I picked two winners - one for the mascara set, and the other for the nail polishes.




Click here to see who won!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Beauty Fill in the Blank

Hi Bellas,


I got this idea from Spoiled Pretty's Blog.  She had an interview with celebrity Makeup Artist about filling in the blanks for statements regarding his favorite beauty tricks and brands.  I thought it was really fun to do and I wanted to share my answers vs those of Mario Dedivanovic. 



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Monday, March 7, 2011

Products I Regret Buying - The Actor Bag

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with a new kind of post.  I've seen some YouTube gurus post videos on products they regret buying.  Sometimes I'll like a product at first glance but notice that later on it doesn't really work out for me.  I am offering completely honest feedback on items that I've purchased with my own money.  I hope these posts are helpful for some of you who are deciding whether or not to purchase a product.



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Friday, March 4, 2011

Sedona Lace Freebie Friday - 88 Warm Palette Twitter Giveaway!

Hi Bellas,

Happy Friday!  Today I'm lucky enough to host the Sedona Lace Freebie Friday on Twitter.  If you're not following me and Sedona Lace on twitter, go now! I'll be hosting a giveaway for the 88 Warm Palette through the weekend.

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Thursday, March 3, 2011

Derek Blanks Alter Ego Shoot - Vintage Glam and Punk Rock

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another post! I had an amazing opportunity to work with Celebrity Photographer Derek Blanks last year. He's shot the likes of Fifty Cent, Nicki Minaj, and recently he shot the promo ads for BET's the Game. You may recognize him from some of his amazing Alter Ego Photoshoots where celebrities get to split personalities - there was footage of his shoots when he worked with the Real Housewives of Atlanta.


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Review & Giveaway! Glitter Gal Blinged Out Mascara & Holographic Polish

Hi Bellas,

I'm back with another review and giveaway!  I've partnered again with Glitter Gal to feature some of their blingiest products.  From halographic nail polish to rhinestone encrusted mascara, make sure to check out this post for my review and giveaway!


Tuesday, March 1, 2011

My Top 10 MAC Lipsticks

Hi Bellas,

I recently did a post on my top ten MAC eyeshadows.  It was pretty well received, so I thought I'd do a series out of it.  Today I'll be featuring my top 10 MAC lipsticks.  This is great for those of you who want to build your own personal collection or for makeup artists trying to consider what colors work for a kit.  I picked colors that would look great on everyone.



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