Summer Beauty Tips With Ulta

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




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

Style Coalition Lounge


I work with Style Coalition quite a bit here on the blog, you can check out some of our projects here. It was so great to stop by their office space and put faces to the people (hi Christina!) who I’ve been emailing with for some time now. Lounges are always so appreciated during fashion week. It’s a constant go, go go, so it’s nice to have a spot amidst the madness to pause, recharge, and refresh. Style Coalition teamed up with TotallyHer and Burt’s Bees to host this invite only event. Extra special love for introducing me to this amazing Lip Crayon from Burt’s Bees. Who knew?! The pigment is amazing and layers great with the other color products in their line. The makeup artist showed me a few tricks hehe.

photos courtesy of Style Coalition