Happy Friday everyone! I’m so glad it’s the weekend again, aren’t you? So a few days ago, I was going through my Instagram feed and came across a photo of Kim Kardashian. I instantly fell in love with her makeup look, and decided to recreate it on myself! Don’t be mistaken: even though we have similar features, I’m not transforming into Kim completely. I’m simply gaining inspiration from her photo and putting my own twist on this look. I know the eyes look intense, but trust me, it’ll look gorgeous on you! It’s perfect for the night out on the town, dinners with your friends and for romantic dates.
So… my hubby and I have been attending summer concerts recently since there’s tons of them in Downtown LA, which is where we live. It’s so much fun discovering new talent that’s just waiting for their big break, and dancing the night away in a little bar or concert venue. I also feel like concerts allow you to dress edgy and wear things that are a little bit out of the ordinary. Music is all about self-expression, just like fashion. So even though you can feel free to pull out those crazy or bold pieces on a night out for a show, you always want to be comfortable enough to dance and float around the bar or venue.
When you’re looking for some out-of-the-box and truly unique beauty ideas to kick up your everyday makeup routine, the fashion runways are where it’s at. The only thing that could ever outshine the crazy clothes and luxury of a fashion show is the makeup and hair. While you probably shouldn’t copy the look for work the next day, it just shows what makeup is all about: new ways of combining colors and making your personality shine through. Right now, strobing is the latest trend and it is such a far stretch from the bronzy, saturated tones we’re used to seeing especially in these warm summer months. It’s not a new technique, and many European women opting for a natural look do this all the time. But unlike the contouring we’ve seen the past year, it’s not complicated and it’s starting to push contouring out of the ring.
It seems like every week there’s a new “it” product, and it’s hard to keep up! Natural products are the latest buzz right now, but are all of these oils and extracts really all they’re cracked up to be? I can tell you for certain that when it comes to coconut oil, it’s truly miraculous. Not only that, but you can’t even imagine how many things you can use coconut oil for. I know of some potentially unexpected uses for this wonder oil that will take your health and beauty routine to a whole other level.
Can you believe we’re already halfway done with July? A couple more months and it’s going to be the holiday season! Before I get way too ahead of myself though, I’m going to enjoy what’s left of summer and its warm weather. What’s great about downtown Los Angeles is that there’s always events and festivities happening, especially in the summer. Kas (hubby) and I decided to hit the town the other night to check out some outdoor concerts, and I wanted to create a fun and bold makeup look. For step-by-step on how to do this look on yourself, check out my Day-To-Night Summer Look video at the end of this post.
Now that summer is in full swing, there’s tons of family parties and festivities that I’ll be attending soon! I wanted to create a fun shimmery look while looking elegant and classy. I personally love shimmer in the summer, because it adds a beautiful glow to the eyes and makes the look sexy. I think this is the perfect look for a girls’ night out or a fancy date.
Last weekend, I attended BeautyCon LA and it was so much fun, but chaotic! There were so many people, and getting inside the building was a mission so I hope you were all able to make it in at some point throughout the day. Special thanks to my amazing subbies who made it out to my meet-up I had outside by the Big Swing Ride. It was such a pleasure to interact with you and see your lovely faces. It makes me happy and ecstatic when I can put faces to all the names that leave wonderful comments on my YouTube channel and blog. While I was there, I received tons of makeup goodies and thought I’d give back and do a giveaway for you guys. Without you, I wouldn’t be where I am today, and for that I’m forever grateful. Your support and words of encouragement keep motivating me to create new content for you guys. In addition to the selection from the BeautyCon goodie bags, I decided to add some of my all time favorite products in the giveaway as well! Follow the rules below to enter.
Let’s be honest, I LOVE to accessorize. My jewelry box is full of accessories, but the one thing I never neglect accessorizing are my nails. I’m always taking care of my nails, and am very particular when I choose my nail polishes. Depending on the color you choose, your nail polish can definitely complement your outfit, and act as a statement piece. One of the reasons why I’m always changing my nail color is that it reflects the mood I’m in. Say I’m feeling happy and energized, I’ll choose a much brighter color. But if I’m feeling sexy and bold, I’ll pick a darker color to set my mood. You guys are constantly asking what colors I have on my nails in my videos, so I thought I’d share with you some of my summer nail polishes to wear for the season.
Happy Friday loves! Today’s Five Minute Friday is for that natural matte smokey eye you’ve been requesting. I used all matte products so you won’t find any shimmer in this tutorial. I think this look is perfect for a day or night party! I hope you guys enjoy this look and will be a able to recreate it!
Dealing with acne and oily skin is tough, and I’m speaking from personal experience. Still to this day, I have to use specific products to help maintain my troublesome skin, and to prevent any future blemishes. But I’m not going to let that prevent me from experimenting with different types of makeup! Being a makeup artist allowed me to try products of all sorts, and eventually I found several ones that complement my skin type. Everyone’s skin is different, and the products that I recommend may not necessarily work for you; always make sure you check with your dermatologist if you have questions about your skin and any products you’d want to use. Click here for my Skincare Video Playlist for more tips and advice!