Thursday, March 31, 2011

Marisa's Wedding

I had the privilege of being a part of Marisa's wedding on February 20th. She was such a pleasure to work with and looked gorgeous. She was nervous but chose to do wear red lipstick. It turned out awesome! Sometime it pays to step outside your comfort zone. :) Artworks Tulsa Photography was her photographers and they did an amazing job. Check out the awesome pictures.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Simon G Jewelry Contest

Check out this outfit I designe on But even better is the fact that you can design your own on using Simon G's earrings featured here for a chance to win Diamond earrings.

Modstrom sequin cocktail dress
90 EUR -

Halston Heritage sequin handbag
216 GBP -

Jordan Scott amethyst ring
$1,188 -

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Product I Love: Stila Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer

This product has become an absolute can't live without product for me. I use it every single day. It was recently featured on Good Morning America as one of the best anti-aging makeup products. Check it out here

This awesome moisturizer has light diffusing pigments which help to even out your skin tone. It also contains hyalauronic acid which helps to increase elasticity and increase hydration levels of the skin. Plus it includes good-for-you ingredients such as ginseng root extract, gingko biloba leaf extract and chamomile for antioxidant protection. It's oil-free and water resistant.

Personally I have been using this product as a light foundation. I honestly only need concealer to cover any blemishes. I would 110% recommend this product to anyone and everyone.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Makeup Idea for a Hot Valentine's Date

If you have a date with your special someone for Valentine's Day, here is a fun look to try. I started by sketching out an idea I had.

Now you want to start with a blank canvas. I used Stila's new Prime Pot in Taffy. This is an amazing product because it is waterproof and really helps cancel out the color of your eyelid. This allows whatever color you are using to truly shine.
Now you are going to take a light champagne color and apply to your whole eyelid. Then take a dark brown and apply all the way up to your crease. Remember blend, blend, blend. When you are doing a dark color eyeshadow, you could also apply your foundation last. This will allow you to take care of any fallout. I used Stila's new Trio in Ethereal.
Once you have gotten your color to where you like it, you are going to line your eyes. For this look you will be using a deep brown liner on the top lid and a purple on the bottom. Line your full eye on both top and bottom. I also lined my bottom rim with the same purple color. Smudge your liner out a little on the bottom to give you a more dramatic look. I used Stila Smudgesticks in Lionfish and Purple Tang. Sorry this picture isn't very good. :)
Now apply a few coats of black mascara, blush and your favorite lip gloss. When you use darker colors on your eyes I would recommend a very neutral gloss. Now you have a look that your loved one will love.