My Beauty Must Haves – Zardozi Magazine SS15

Hi guys! I’m so honored to be Zardozi Magazine‘s guest beauty advisor this issue! A few of my must-haves were swapped out for other products (maybe for availability’s sake?? I honestly don’t know), so i wanted to reiterate my faves here – I always want to make sure my recommendations are authentic and honest for you guys before you shell out any $$$.

I don’t use masks as often as I should because they’re so time consuming and messy but when I do I love the Aztec Indian Healing Clay mask. You all know I love my Dr Dennis Gross Alpha Beta Peel Pads, I’ve raved over them for so long and still use them lovingly. Another peel-like product i’ve begun using regularly is Pixi Glow Tonic.

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Mod Bridal Makeup – Priscilla Presley Inspired

Ahh it’s finally the weekend, this was one of the busiest weeks for me so I’m so happy to finally get to wind down. Before I get to my much needed TLC I have a new tutorial for youuu!

As I was typing up my last post and had Priscilla Presley on my mind I realized that I just had to try and recreate her gorgeous bridal makeup. I love the iconic 60s double winged liner, I don’t know how these ladies had the patience – it was so hard and time consuming for me but I think I did pretty alright!!! I hope you guys like it :) I had to complete my look with my Desio lenses in creamy beige. Enjoy!

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Pleasantville

Happy Hump Day!

I don’t know why I’m on such an old-fashioned kick this week but I loved this outfit I wore to Gen-Beauty last weekend! I die for the makeup and hair trends of the 60s but love the colors and prints of the 70s; so as I threw all this together and put my makeup on I think i had a little mishmash going on of the two decades. You know who I wish i could look like?? Priscilla Presley during the 60s, serious babe!

I had fun with these photos, usually i just quickly batch process my photos through Adobe lightroom but I edited these on my phone to get that grainy-dated look.. hopefully they look cool & not like I used a crap camera lol! Let me know what you think, mwah!

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60s Bollywood Makeup

Hi Everyone!

I was watching one of those 100 years of beauty videos and was really enjoying seeing all the different styles and trends through the decades. 60s style has always been my favorite – dramatic eyes & huge hair; a very glamorous style but prim & proper at the same time. I was googling Bollywood looks and was surprised to see how much India’s trends paralleled the west, even way before the internet! Today I created a 60s Bollywood inspired look – dramatic winged liner, heavy blush, & just a super soft and sweet feminine look all around. Enjoy!

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O’ahu Travel Diary, Hawaii Part 2

Aloha my LOVES!!!! Ahhh, you guys are the BEST! Thank you so much for all of the wonderful feedback yesterday on my video and part 1 of this blog-post! I know I keep saying this but I worked so hard on this video, I wanted it to be perfect and interesting for you guys (& helpful for anyone planning a trip!) – so to know that all of these sleepless nights paid off is an amazing amazing feeling. I loveddd reading all the comments from those of you that have trips planned already or are now planning trips because of my episode, to know that you all are actually engaged with the content is incredible. I felt so cheesy recording my voiceovers but I wanted to be super informative and share things that I wish I knew before my trip!

Enough with my rambling though, let’s get on to Part Two of my Hawaiian vacation where we spent a few days on the gorgeous island of O’ahu. Each Hawaiian island is supposed to be completely different in terms of the landscape, culture, and all around vibe. While O’ahu is by far the most modern and Maui is super lush and relaxed, I found O’ahu’s mishmash of modern & utopian to be fascinating. Within very short drives you can see the city’s high rise buildings, lush rainforests, mountains, cliffs, charming towns and villages, gorgeous sandy beaches and crystal blue water. I’ve said this twice already but in my opinion, O’ahu is the absolute perfect way to close out a Hawaiian vacation because it’s a great transition back to city life. I was still living in Chicago when we went on this trip, if we had come back straight from Maui I think the harsh contrast would freak me out LOL! Alrighty, as usual.. I’ll blab as we go :) Enjoy!… View Post

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