Friday, July 24, 2015

Philosophy New Perfume Collection Is All About Creating Your Signature Scent


While at Sephora I got a chance to chat with Philosophy brand rep Carolyn, She shared with me how Philosophy created a spectrum of scents allowing you to make your own signature fragrance. my philosophy notes can be worn alone as well as layering. Their are 6 scents; GIVING, EMPOWER, GRATEFUL, COMPASSIONATE, EXPRESSIVE, & TRUTHFUL that was designed exclusively for Sephora. The great thing about my philosophy is how it represents you at your most beautiful, it's all about YOU! How you feel, what you believe, and your personal philosophy. There are so many ways to layer the 6 fragrances giving you over 700 different combinations. 

I personally love to mix 2 fragrance because my style is eclectic. Most days I wear a feminine scent mix with a masculine scent. Thanks Carolyn for taking time out to introduce me to Philosophy new perfumes. I can't wait to play with my philosophy and see what I create...how about you?

if your philosophy is giving...express your true self with this sparkling musk eau de parfum created to evoke the quality that shares its name. worn individually, giving is comfortable and inviting; paired and layered, it adds warmth and harmony, creating your unique, signature scent. part of the my philosophy: collection of eau de parfums designed to showcase compositions that sing one fragrance note above all others, beautifully. the my philosophy: collection also includes truthful (fruity blossom), grateful (watery floral), expressive (warm citrus), compassionate (creamy vanilla) and empowered (cashmere woods)

if your philosophy is empowered...express your true self with this cashmere woods eau de parfum created to evoke the quality that shares its name. worn individually, empowered is smoky and magnetic; paired and layered, it brings texture and mystery, creating your unique, signature scent. part of the my philosophy: collection of eau de parfums designed to showcase compositions that sing one fragrance note above all others, beautifully. the my philosophy: collection also includes truthful (fruity blossom), grateful (watery floral), expressive (warm citrus), giving (sparkling musk) and compassionate (creamy vanilla).

if your philosophy is grateful...express your true self with this watery floral eau de parfum created to evoke the quality that shares its name. worn individually, grateful is tranquil and classic; paired and layered, it adds an aquatic air and fluidity, creating your unique, signature scent. part of the my philosophy: collection of eau de parfums designed to showcase compositions that sing one fragrance note above all others, beautifully. the my philosophy: collection also includes truthful (fruity blossom), compassionate (creamy vanilla), expressive (warm citrus), giving (sparkling musk) and empowered (cashmere woods)
if your philosophy is compassionate...express your true self with this creamy vanilla eau de parfum created to evoke the quality that shares its name. worn individually, compassionate is warm and enticing; paired and layered, it adds spiciness and depth, creating your unique, signature scent. part of the my philosophy: collection of eau de parfums designed to showcase compositions that sing one fragrance note above all others, beautifully. the my philosophy: collection also includes truthful (fruity blossom), grateful (watery floral), expressive (warm citrus), giving (sparkling musk) and empowered (cashmere woods).
if your philosophy is expressive...let your true self shine through this warm citrus eau de parfum, created to evoke the quality that shares its name. worn individually, expressive is engaging and well-rounded; paired and layered, it adds lift and dimension, creating your unique, signature scent. part of the my philosophy: collection of eau de parfums designed to showcase compositions that sing one fragrance note above all others, beautifully. the my philosophy: collection also includes truthful (fruity blossom), grateful (watery floral), compassionate (creamy vanilla), giving (sparkling musk) and empowered (cashmere woods)
if your philosophy is truthful...express your true self with this fruity blossom eau de parfum created to evoke the quality that shares its name. worn individually, truthful is luminous and uplifting; paired and layered, it adds a playful femininity, creating your unique, signature scent. part of the my philosophy: collection of eau de parfums designed to showcase compositions that sing one fragrance note above all others, beautifully. the my philosophy: collection also includes compassionate (creamy vanilla), grateful (watery floral), expressive (warm citrus), giving (sparkling musk) and empowered (cashmere woods).

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Makeup: NARS Bridal Must-Haves



Brides these tried and true NARS makeup formulas will ensure your look that will last the entire wedding day

G SPOT THE MULTIPLE:
Rich gold infused rose. The original multi purpose stick for eyes, cheeks, and lips

DOLCE VITA BLUSH:
Matte dusty rose. Richly pigmented, micronized powder formula 

LIGHT REFLECTING SETTING POWDER LOOSE:
Invisible powder prolongs makeup wear without a trace of color

ORGASM BLUSH:
Peachy pink with gold shimmer. Universally flattering as a blush or as a highlighting shade

YACHIYO KABUKI BRUSH:
Artist favorite for defining and highlighting the face. Hair is pen super goat hand spun wisteria handle



Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Glam Life Of A Makeup Artist


I'm on the road for Artistry Lab. A total of 8 makeup brands will be teaching makeup tips & tricks to Connecticut Makeup Artist from Sephora. So I knew I had to have not only great makeup but fabulous hair. So I brought my High Tops rollers and Lemon Drop brush from The Dry Bar to achieve my blowout look. 

What do you think? Did I do a great job on my hair? I think it look professionally done. 

I'm so glad the event is in the same hotel I'm staying in because it gives me an opportunity to run up to my room every 4 hours to do my breathing treatment. At least my makeup is on fleek while I'm sitting here doing nothing. I have to use a nebulizer because of my lupus so I'll be on this for awhile. My lungs are inflamed so it makes it hard for me to breathe. 

Monday, July 20, 2015

Trilogy Rosehip Oil Does The Body Good













I love that I can use Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil on my face and body. Not only does it help my face giving me flawless skin but I can use on my scalp to help with hair growth, on my nails for thicker nails, on my lips when dry, on my body where I have dark spots, stretch marks, and any other body scaring. I wish this bottle would come in a larger size because I really use my Rosehip Oil for everything. Trilogy doesn't  make these promises I do, I have seen a big difference when I use it, that Rosehip Oil is no joke. There is something magical about it. Don;t say I didn't share this great find with you. Go pick up a few bottles at Whole's Food. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Fun Day On Set For Starbucks Photo Shoot In Connecticut


My makeup set up for Sarbucks photo shoot

It's always fun when you get to work alongside your bestie at work...The talented hairstylist & makeup artist Melissa Paldino

Luv my First Aid Beauty

Getting talent Nick skin ready using First Aid Beauty

Always trust Sexy Hair & L'OREAL Paris hair products when I'm on set

Sheldon my second talent about to get sexy hair

Melissa turned me on about Kevin Murphy hair products

Keeping Nick curls sexy

Have to keep my talent skin safe...Banana Boat & L'OREAL Paris sunscreen

Having fun with Melissa

What's more delicious...the Starbucks Frappucino or the lips shades from DIOR Beauty, Stila Stay All Day Lipstick, Sephora Collection, Absolute New York Crystal Shine




One of the cute things we have in common...we both luv The Golden Girls

It's a wrap

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Skincare: Sephora Collection Face Masks And They Really Work

On my bucket list this summer it's all about me taking care of my skin. Pampering it with the most luxurious items and treating it with and to exotic ingredients. With so many items out there how do you choose. Not every skincare product has to cost $125.00, here is an item that's only $5.00 at Sephora that will help you to protect the face before you beat the face.Sephora Collection offer a line of natural fiber face masks that are infused with active ingredients that will provide deep nourishment to the skin. They have one for every skin type. I've listed each one of the face mask to help get you on your way. 

Sit back, relax while sipping on a glass of wine and enjoy your face mask. 15 minutes later your skin will look brighter, feel smooth and refresh, 

 
Rose Mask: Provides deep moisture and brightening properties through natural rose extract. 

Lingzhi Mask: Creates the appearance of smoother, plumper, and younger-looking skin. 

Lotus Mask: Refreshes tired skin and reduces signs of strain and fatigue. 

Honey Mask: Nourishes and balances to soothe and refresh dry or sensitive skin. 

Pearl Mask: Perfects and brightens with natural-origin pearl to create high luminosity. 

Ginseng Mask: Tones and energizes while providing a tightening effect for a plumped and supple complexion. 

Green Tea Mask: Mattifies and purifies to soothe skin, absorb sebum, and reduce the appearance of outbreaks. 

Pomegranate Mask: Awakens, energizes, and protects the skin with antioxidant-rich natural pomegranate extract. 

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Getting New Sephora Pro Makeup Brushes



I'm always excited about getting new brushes. I received 10 new makeup brushes from Sephora, what a treat! These Sephora brushes are all from the PRO collection, their designed to give great precision and the brush heads are all densely packed with synthetic bristles, perfect for when you want to build coverage and layering. All I can think about now is creating effortless makeup looks at my next photo shoot on Friday for Starbucks.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

I'm Feeling Flirty Today In My Nicka K NY Pink Lipstick



I don't know about you but when I'm doing my makeup I am either motivated by something and/ or a new makeup item. Today I refell in love with an oldie but goodie...my yummy pink hydro lipstick from Nicka K New York. I luv the way this shade of pink look on brown skin, a perfect match. 

I'm feeling so girlie, I know it's just a lipstick but I like it a lot!!!





Monday, July 6, 2015

Have You Fallen In Love With Velour Silk Lashes Yet





Yes their here, Velour Lashes Are Here...well at Sephora. Have you heard of Velour Lashes? If not, this is why Velour Lashes are so in demand. Their the original creator of mink lashes.

Velour Lashes are luxurious, long-wearing (up to 20 wears), premium silk false lashes made by hand. Velour lashes are 100% silk, the same material that is used for actual lash extensions. This is the first time this material has been used in a faux lash. These lashes' signature cotton band can be manipulated to fit any eye shape. Velour Lashes are more natural looking than synthetic lashes, and more comfortable. Double-ended lash applicator ensures a steady and controlled application leaving you with a full and dramatic look.

Velour Lashes (US $23.00) EXCLUSIVE




To help you with your gorgeous new lashes your going to need the following items.

Velour Lashes Two Easy Lash Applicator $20.00


Velour Lashes Brush On Eyelash Glue $14.00


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Everyday Is Like Being On Vacation When You Live In Candlewood Lake In Connecticut



After all my hard work of working in the beauty industry as a makeup artist this is such a blessing to spend my off days home in Connecticut on Candlewood Lake private beach getting my writing done while enjoying just the little things. Once done, I relax by doing some planting and gardening at my home.