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While there are many things that you want to have perfect for your wedding day, your bridal makeup is the one that has the most potential to be overlooked.  Your pictures will last a lifetime, and given all the time you spend planning your wedding, you don’t want to look back on them with any […]

I’m back this week with a spotlight on one of my virtual and in-person makeup lessons.  This lesson is for all those brides not quite ready to get their makeup done by a professional makeup artist or those who prefer to do their own makeup. Instead, learn how to create a timeless, and elegant bridal […]

Did you know your skin is the largest organ of the body.  One of its main functions is to protect the body from external factors such as bacteria, chemicals, and temperature. So taking care of your skin and the skin barrier should be reason enough to commit to a skincare routine.  But what if you […]

A couple of months ago, I wrote a blog post about the proper order to apply your skincare for the daytime.  Well, I’m back with a follow-up for your nighttime routine.  I’ll ask it again because so many people don’t realize this: did you know that there is a correct order in which you apply […]

As you flip through the pages of a beauty or fashion magazine or check out beauty blogs, you will find a lot of advice and information. However, there is a lot that is inaccurate or just plain wrong. For example, have you ever had someone say mineral oil is bad for your skin or that […]

As a professional makeup artist, one of my most asked and answered questions is: “Do I really need a bridal makeup trial?” On one of the biggest days of your life, it is important to try to make sure that the day goes smoothly.  One way this can happen is by deciding exactly how you […]

The trend continues for clean and organic beauty products and brands in 2021, and it does not seem to want to end.  More and more people are looking for healthier options to replace standard beauty brands. Unfortunately, there is no true definition for clean beauty. Furthermore, there is a plethora of greenwashing and fear-mongering in […]

Spring is here, and I love the fresh air and the bright sunshine so much that I am spending all non-working hours outside in the backyard.  I’ve rounded up my current favorite products, which happen to be mostly organic beauty products.  I’m using these products day in and day out for those Spring beauty vibes.  […]

It’s that time of the year.  Spring is officially here, and winter weather is on its way out.  Well almost.   I am looking forward to the warmer weather and hopefully a little bit more rain as California has been super dry this winter.  As the weather starts to warm up, it’s time to rethink […]

As I discussed in my last post, the wedding beauty timeline was created to help you determine how to plan for all your bridal beauty needs prior to your wedding. In part two, I will be discussing the last couple of months before your wedding. If you missed part one, you can check it out […]

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