the perfect spring makeup

I look forward to spring all year long. It’s my favorite season (if i had to pick one). Once spring rolls around I practically live at the flower market, I try to keep my apartment filled with flowers and plants. My favorite flowers finally start blooming come march/april. Also getting out of the dark cold winter is always welcomed.

i took this photo March 28, 2017.

Theres something about the way the light hits my apartment in spring. I get gorgeous light all year long, but maybe it’s the way the light spills in through the fire escape- creating a beautiful dappled light across my curtains. It’s dreamy and soft. I made a little disco ball moment to hang in my window which has been really fun…

Im definitely trying to document my space as much as possible. And once i had a free afternoon, i set up my lights, tripod and put on some makeup. Im so happy with how these photos came out, im so excited to share them with you.


makeup + outfit details below

I got my fist PR package ever!! Glossier sent me their full range of Perfecting Skin Tints + Cloud Paints
I of course had to try them out. My skin is super acne prone and I have oily skin, btw, and i loved the skin tints! I can do a review on them if youd like, let me know in the comments!

I wanted to create a soft spring look. I used my new skin tints for a light coverage + concealer. no powders at all. Using a cream blush and cream highlight is a great way to keep your make up looking fresh and light. I applied the blush on my cheeks, eye lids and forehead to keep the makeup looking natural and sunkissed. I blended everything out with my fingers and added freckles at the end.

Fenty Beauty -Pro fltr primer
IT Cosmetics- byebye undereye
Glossier- Perfecting Skin Tint
Glossier- Cloud Paint in Storm
Wanter Beauty- Glow Stick in Nude Glow
Milani Cosmetics- Strobe Light Highlighter 02
Anastasia Beverlyhills Dipbrow
NYX buttergloss

Styling:
Thrifted mens Button-up
Bralette from Urban Outfitters
bongo jeans from some random skate shop?
Thrifted chain + U.O rose pendent

buttercake // 35mm

Hello friends, 
Its May 24th and I woke up to rain on the ground. Its been overcast and gloomy the last few weeks, which I normally love, but i've been anticipating summer so much. I mean, I live in LA for a reason. 
Heres some photos we shot a few weeks ago, 35mm unedited. Makeup details at the bottom

I've been really into experimenting with color, and im loving yellow and golds right now. 
For this look I'm wearing:
Sugar Pill "Butter cake" and Fenty Beauty "Trophy Wife"  on my eyes. 
NYX Liquid liner, Ardell lashes, and my favorite Anastasia BeverlyHills Brow wiz in 'Soft Brown'.
Skin is prepped with, like 5 primers and moisturizers. (Im all about this glass skin trend)
No foundation, just concealer from IT Cosmetics 'Bye bye under eye'
Im also wearing a Wander Beauty cream highlighter & Milani powder highlighter on top, for the glow ;)
Lips is a Milani cream lipstick.

outfit:
Top from amazon (ayee)
Jacket & Jeans Vintage levis
Hat from the surplus
Mom hooked it up with the belt
And shoes are f21

Shadows // 2017 reviewed

Hi, its 70º here in LA, and im ending my year at the beach. I love Southern California. 
Makeup detail at the bottom of the post <3

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Though we still have two more weeks of the year. I'm so ready for 2018, with high expectations and a ton of ambition. (A high contrast to last year).  2017, for me, was a roller coster. With allot of ups and a few, very low, downs.  I feel like I've learned a lot about my limits, my self-worth and focused on refining myself. 


Some big milestones this year:
At the start of this year I made it my resolution to do more art. I was feeling really burnt out on makeup, and overall dissatisfied with my work. I realized makeup was my life. It was my passion, my hobby, my job. So I decided to make time for making art. I've always been interested in calligraphy and typography, so everyday (with a few exceptions) I sit down and practice lettering. It was probably one of the most satisfying things I've done all year. I even featured my work in an art show. :)
I started a youtube channel which lead to a job creating a 'viral' beauty page. Making a youtube was scary enough and a huge accomplishment for me.
I went on my first real vacation to Hawaii!!! probably one of the coolest things I did was swimming for turtles.

We've had alot of tragedy this year as well, Ive had friends and family directly effected by the Las Vegas shooting and the Thomas fires (still raging). But I am glad we are all still safe and well. I  hope the new year is good to me and all of you. 


Tell me about something amazing that happened to you this year <3

Outfit details:
Jacket- thrifted from this sick store in Ventura. Dress - Forever 21, i love it. I own two. Shoes from a store in the Santee Alley. Sunglasses- Raen

Makeup: Fenty Beauty Pro Filter primer & Foundation. Milani Cosmetics Contour & highlight stick. Set with the Milani Prep-set-glow powder. Highlight is Artiste Couture in 'Illuminati".  Eyes- I used the Naked 3 pallet. NYX liquid eyeliner. Lips are Tarte lipstick. Brows are Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz.

Not sorry about the photo overload, I just love them so much. Thanks so much Ryan!!
See his work here: Ryan Hackbarth  // @rhack

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Fall Makeup // Blusher

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