Posts tagged with "2016"



product reviews · 05. May 2016
Back in my twenties, I worked behind the counter selling cosmetics for top cosmetic brands. I was used to selling lipsticks for $20-$30 and eyeshadows for $45. Conditioned to accepting these price points, I paid a lot of money for my makeup addiction. Now a mother of two, and a bit more savvy, I'm ready to explore other makeup brands sold outside of the traditional department stores. In search for affordable and quality makeup; I turned to Instagram. One brand that stuck out in my Instagram...
makeup · 18. April 2016
Mornings are hectic for me as I have 2 sons to tend to; one 4 year old and a 4 month old baby. When I have 10 minutes to spare, I pull myself together as fast as I can. Today's makeup look is very natural and easy to do. Majority of my time is spent on prepping the skin as it is the canvas to my art work. Here are the products used: Smashbox BB Cream: it primes, protects with SPF 35, controls oil 100% Pure Organic Rose Hydrosol: 100% Organic Rosa Centifolia Flower Water, certified organic 100%...
Hair · 15. April 2016
As the seasons change from winter to spring, there's a renewed spirit due to the blooming flowers and warmer weather. Clients call the salon requesting highlights, Balayge and dimensional colors. Hours are spent on the stylist chair; foil after foil and not to mention the suffering of dehydration under the dreaded hooded dryer. The timer goes off and hallelujah it's time to rinse and go onto the last phase of the process. Finally, the chair turns around and the big reveal gorgeous shiny and...
interviews · 11. April 2016
Community Centered is a segment highlighting talented individuals and businesses in the beauty, fashion and health industries. This week's spotlight is on Browistry; a skin studio boutique in the heart of the San Francisco Financial district. Browistry, offers brow shaping, lash lift services and facials for both men and women. With the change in season and temperature, I asked owner and skin expert, Denise Elias- Wu her advice on skin care and beauty. What are your favorite products for...
makeup · 10. April 2016
The latest addition to my red lipstick collection is from Charlotte Tilbury. I've been anticipating the arrival of her cosmetic line since I've heard about the launch of her stand alone store in Covent Garden, London. I happened to be at Nordstrom, Valley Fair Mall and noticed her line. I spent 10 minutes there, not enough time to play with everything. I picked up the So Marilyn lipstick to review. So Marilyn is from the K.I.S.S.I.N.G collection ranging from backstage nudes and red carpet reds....