Summer Beauty Tips With Ulta

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It’s summertime and you wanna be summertime fine without a pound and half of makeup on your face. I mean, that’s how I feel at least. I went to get my hair done and I know my stylist likes to take photos of her work when it’s done. That’s fair, but I’m not always trying to have a full face on to go to the hair salon.

I didn’t wear any makeup, but I packed a few things just in case she asked. I knew a little prep would keep me from feeling sorry later. As soon as she asked for a photo-op, I grabbed my makeup bag and powdered my face with BareMinerals. This creates flawless and even coverage.

Filled in my brows with Anastasia Beverly Hills’ brow pomade. This lasts longer than the pencils so it’s a better buy and it has great definition. When I go for the I’m not wearing makeup look I like to glow. Like I’m sun-kissed. That’s where Becca’s Skin Perfecting Illuminator comes in for subtle luminosity.

Last but not least is a swipe of Tarte lip tint. Gives that “just bitten” I’m a little flushed vibe. It’s the final touch in my 3 step, “I woke up like this” look. This all took about 5-10 minutes. Saved me from looking washed out and exhausted to her instagram audience of 32k.

What’s your quick step routine? Come on don’t hold out on me.

Ulta provided a gift card for me to do a little shopping. Opinions are my own. 

Sun-Kissed Siren

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Stila Cosmetics invited me and my photographer Ryan Chua backstage during Swim Week for the Clover Canyon Resort 2015 show. It’s always great getting to go backstage and learn about what you’re about to see on the runway, direct from the minds of the artists. The Clover Canyon show stuck out to me because the look is perfect for Florida and actually pretty simple to recreate. Again this look is super easy and requires very minimal product. After doing the video with Monet I found myself easily recreating the look for myself. Since it’s so light you can really build with it and take it from day-to-night if you like. Whether you go day or night, it’s a great way to look really fresh with minimal makeup.

I’m still not at a place where I feel comfortable demonstrating makeup and stuff for an audience. That’s why I decided to team up with my friend Monet. She’s a professional makeup artist so you can definitely trust she knows what she’s talking about. Not sure how into this format you guys would be but it’s fun to experiment. Apologies the audio is so low still working out a few things with filming. Let me know what you think. :)

backstage photos by Ryan Chua
makeup by The Artist Monet

Limited Edition Beauty

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I absolutely love Glossyboxes. The packaging is always luxe and the products are top-notch. With that said the Net-A-Porter Glossybox is on another level. It’s a really great way to sample their beauty offerings. The box is $40 and that’s a freckin steal for the products that you’re getting. I’ve been using the Avene Thermal Spring Water spray religiously which I didn’t really expect. I used the Klorane Dry Shampoo in NYC (where I received this box) to keep my hair clean, and to give me a little boost during Fashion Week since I couldn’t exactly wash my hair. The Kevyn Aucoin Eye Shadow Duo is great for a bewitching smoky eye. The light shade also makes a great base for my neutral makeup looks as well. My favorite thing in this box has to be the Ellis Faas mascara, not only is the packaging super sleek and cool the product is excellent. I love the wand and the versatility of building up to a more made up look. I haven’t used the Philip B gel, the RGB cuticle oil or the Natura Bissé SPF yet. I’m excited about trying out a new Natura Bissé product though, as I love their Diamond Life Infusion serum.