As much as I love the glam, on a day-to-day basis I’m a pretty simple girl and don’t do too much more than making sure my skin is clean and hydrated. As I’m getting further into my 20s and approaching 30, I’m realizing just how important skincare is. I’ve always been crazy about moisturizing but I wish I added a preventative regimen to my hydrating routine earlier in life; luckily it’s better late than never!
I have a super simple but highly requested tutorial up on my channel today – a breakdown of how I over-line my lips! For years I would just line my lips as usual and go a little outside of my natural lip-line. Lately, I’ve been starting above my top lip and working my way down; I call it drawing a little mustache. You’d think that the final result would look the same but I find that this is what works best for me to not only get a dramatic over-lined look but I also have more control over the shape of the final product and it always ends up looking prettier. I had the pleasure of shooting this video at Smashbox Studios; while i was there for the day they taught me how to create custom lip glosses and let me create my own personal color. I ended up with a muted purple / mauve type of color and they named it Irene’s Dusty Rose. Smashbox is doing a giveaway of my gloss and get this.. there will be 100 winners!!!! I’m talking, full sized, proper Smashbox packaging, delivered to your door! & with 100 chances to win, your odds of winning are amazing!! Subscribe to my blog HERE and it’ll take you to the giveaway page right after! Can’t wait to see you guys rocking my lippy, good luck!!
Today I collab’d with my friend Nabela, we each created our own Desi bridal makeup look.. her’s is more fresh faced and mine is heavy glam of courseeee! I had serious flashbacks of my wedding while i created this look today since it was pretty similar to my day :) Almost wish I could get married all over again! Enjoy!
I’ve been having a lot of fun with my makeup lately and have been trying to make it a point to step outside of my regular makeup looks. Not only have I been trying to change up the usual winged liner / matte brown lip look I always end up with but I’ve been trying (emphasis on the word trying) to change up the products that I use. I have a surplus of makeup but when I like something, I end up constantly reaching for it which causes me to neglect anything else i have – new or old. By forcing myself to use different things, my looks actually have been ended up visibly different! Usually I feel like no matter what I do or what I change, in photos It always looks the same but just my last 3 looks on IG alone I think created great variety! Okay, I’m babbling :) Today, I created a grungy wet look, let me know what you think!! Enjoy! xo
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.