I am officially back to freelancing!!! And I could not be happier!!
I learned allot the last few months, about myself and my work ethic. I stayed because I believed in it. But in retrospect, it wasnt worth it. The toxicity of that place and their lack of "culture" really did a number on me, both mentally and physically. Always put yourself and your happiness first! You deserve it. <3 The best thing to come from that job was the few solid friends I made, who I now create meaningful art with. And a bitchen skin care routine....seriously my skin has never looked so good. ;)
It has taken me awhile to announce it, because it honestly took me awhile to shed that negativity. Im back on my grind, loving every second of it. With a new found sense of purpose and knowledge, YA GIRL IS BACK.
Im trying to find the time to shoot more personal content like this. I want to share my favorite new beauty products, my first impressions of makeup, and makeup looks. I want to work on turning this blog into a sick beauty blog. Ill still be featuring weekly glams, and photoshoots that im working on.
Ive been feeling really adventurous with my makeup and style recently, and as I experiment with my over all look, id love to share them here.
I also would love to hear from you! What do you want to see more of? As a beauty professional, im happy to pass down tips and tricks that ive picked up through out the years. My comment section on each post is always open!
Im not over the Fenty hype. Im wearing the Pro Filt'r primer and foundation. Also Trophy wife is the only highlighter that I wear now a days. Im also wearing Milani Cosmetics Contour stick and lipstick.
I thrifted half this outfit. The only thing not thrifted is the body suit from a random shop in the Santee Alley.
Thank you so much Kiyana for hanging, and taking these rad photos!
Take a look at her work kiyanatehrani.com & on instagram @Kiyanatehrani
Behind the scenes, friends and blurry photographs.
This sums up the end of summer for me.
Joshua Tree Shoot October 2017 ( See photos from the shoot HERE )
bbq, impromptu shoot and a quick beach trip to watch the sunrise. September 2017
Santa Cruz / Malibu October 2017
A few of my favorite people
A heat wave in the middle of October
We left LA at 3am. Our car loaded with gear, snacks, Haole (the dog) and 4 very sleepy people. This was a half-kinda-sorta impromptu photoshoot. Maya and i knew we were going to the desert, but everything eles kinda fell into place. We somehow convinced our friend, who is a very talented actor and model, to get up at 2:30am and adventure with us to Joshua Tree. Our other friend Chris was visiting us in town, and managed to get him to come with us and shoot video of this little trip.
Not only did we shoot a million looks, but we checked out allot of cool hiking trails and drove down sketchy dirt roads. It was perfection.
Photo: Maya Sacks
Model: Sierra Barter
BTS video coming soon
as seen in Elements Mag.
Teamed up again with my girl Sam Hodges. She is the kind of person that i just click with. We hella get each other, our styles and tastes always line up. Its the kind of realtionship where we really trust in eachother, and in that we are able to really get creative and play.
Photo: Sam Hodges // @samhodgesphoto
Model: Rebecca Bailey // @rebecca_bailey10 // Ford Models
Designer: Anika // @anikaperkins
Hair: Eka // @eka_hair
Makeup by me
Makeup details at the bottom of the post!
photo: Josie Simonet // @JosieMonet
Model: Marina Komesarovic // MarinaKomesarovic
Styling: Ebony Campbell // @ebonynicolecampbell
Lighting: Nick Durr // @dicknurr
Hair & Makeup by me
Makeup: Skin prepped with Makeup forever Step 1. Makeup Forever ultra HD liquid foundation.
Nars Blush. Artiste Couture "illuminati" & Fenty Beauty 'Trophy Wife'. Eyeshadow is a mix of a few different things.
Lips are an old cinema secrets lip pallet.
SO IN LOVE with these photos. I was able to catch Kirstin on her trip out to LA and we took some beautiful images. We shot this in the middle of summer in a hot studio in the middle of the fashion district. It was harsh, but I could not be happier with how the shoot came out.
I've been favoring minimal makeup recently. I've been really into simplicity, and feel i can focus more on the quality of the makeup and really enjoy the discipline of it.
Photographer: Kirstin Anne // @itskeeerstin
Model: Yulia // @yuliia_kurochka // LA models
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice
This video didn't go 'viral' but 1.2M aint bad. LOL. This was blushers first truly makeup video, and there are allot of reasons why I think the video didnt go 'viral'. But i'm still very happy and proud of this one.
Shot and edited by my partner in crime Demitri // @lifeasDem
I haven't posted any recent blusher videos lately. This is what I do as my day-job, its a little different from my norm, but i hope you enjoy these videos. <3
I help out with every blusher video thats made, some more then others, here are some of my favorites.
Starting with the Face Masks Video: Im super proud of this video, I did a ton of research and fought really hard to make this one happen. The rose mask is 100% original! I teamed up Demitri and we knocked this one out of the park. For some reason they wanted me to cover my tattoos in this video, since we used a model, a little bit of a bummer, but oh well.
My friend Maya took some beautiful still for us as well, ill include them here too.
This next one is "hair hacks" It was a really quick one, and allot of fun for us to make. Again Dem and I killed this video <3
Both Videos were shot & edited by my partner in crime Demitri // @lifeasdem
This last one was a real struggle and a great learning opportunity. The blusher team went through many changes during the course of production, too many reshoots to count, and lots of growing pains. But im still very proud of this video and how far it came.
This video was shot by Helen. Edited by John Tulp. Assited by Demitri
Video: Dem // @LifeasDem
Photos: Maya Sacks //@mqsphotography
I LOVE THE FAIR. I love fair food, I like looking at rocks and all the exhibits and I love the atmosphere and the rides, basically all of it. For this shoot we went down to the OC fair and shot a new campaign for Barton Perreira. Im super proud of this video.. Not to mention that we all got to eat elote & funnel cakes <3
Video: Ryan Hackbarth // @rhack
Photos: Dante Costa // @dante_Costa
Model: Sierra // @sierrabarter
Its been a minute, but im back at ya with sick new work.
Recently published in Sicky Mag.
Posting all of the photos because theyre all way too good not to share
Photography Josie Simonet
Fashion Ebony Campbell
Model Matui at Photogenics LA
Hair & Make-Up Crystal Jalanis
Lighting Nick Durr