Back To College Care Package From Sephora

It’s almost about that time again where parents will be putting together care packages for their kids heading out to college. Here are a few items that I thought a girl might need her first week leaving home. All of the items can be found at a Sephora near you.

Clarisonic Mia 2 Summer Beauty Bag Sonic Cleansing Set

Coola Sport Continuous Spray SPF 30-Tropical Coconut

Living Proof No Frizz Humidity Shield

Clinique Pep Start Quick Cleansing Swipes 

Sephora Collection Green Tea Face Mask

Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bun Bum Cream

Sephora Collection Intenstive Instant Moisture Cream

Perricone MD Pre: Empt Series Exfoliating Pore Refiner

The Estee Edit by Estee Lauder Dissolve the Drama 2-in-1 Makeup Remover + Cleanser


How I Get A Summer SunKissed Look

Everything I need on my boogie down brown skin to give me a sun kissed summer makeup look. I look so glowy like I been on vacation in the Caribbean soaking up the sun. These products I can use year round when I want to achieve that look.





How To Get This Fun Bold Lip Color

This look was suppose to be about a Nightime Smokey Eye at Sephora Beauty Class but I wanted Jen to really push the look by giving her a fun lip color. I selected Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Plan 9, a opaque deep sea foam green lipstick. Because, it’s a opaque shade I selected Kat Von D Metal Crush Eye shadow in Iggy, a metallic mermaid green shade. I scraped a little of the shadow out on a cotton round in had Jen use her ring finger to dab the product on the middle part of the lip to get a high pigmented metallic lip. What a rebellious look…

Monday Motivation At Home Enjoying Life

I work hard so I can play hard. It’s really true. All of my makeup artistry experience, 20 plus years I worked my ass off so that I could one day relax at my home. So instead of taking a lot of trips to spend time at a public beach I just grab my bag, a big hat, flip flops, a drink in just walk down to the lake. No driving, right in my backyard I get to enjoy this.

So as I’m sitting here I’m thinking of a master plan to continue Beauty Blueprint & Beauty Happy Hour makeup classes. One class I teach up in coming makeup artists how to work in the beauty industry. My Beauty Happy Hour class is where I teach a group of women how to create a look of their choice. I’m just trying to organize myself in get more visual of both. I want to make sure I’m giving my clients the best info possible.

As Ice Cube Said Today Was A Good Day

Today was a beautiful day minus the rain. Waking up to a nasty morning of rain at 6am I wasn’t feeling well. My body was so achy that it took awhile to get out of the bed. I was so  worry that I was going to have another not so good health day. My day started early having to be at Sephora for 8am for a Nighttime Smokey Eye class.

Great time teaching a Sephora client, a regular client of mine how to complete her rebel eye makeup look with a bold colorful lip.

Having to much fun with Stephanie Blanco trying to make a video for the Instagram page. We had this great idea but it didn’t come out as we planned…to funny!

It’s now 3:30pm, home just collecting my thoughts while the guys are inside preparing dinner.

I purchased these beauty sunflowers yesterday while in New York.

Dinner is on


A Nice Afternoon In New York City By Myself

Headed to New York City this morning to do makeup on Fashion Blogger Nashelly Messina of Fabulatina.  I always enjoy doing her makeup, it’s nice to have personal clients that is actually effortlessly fabulous.

The weather in the city was so beautiful that I fell in love with New York all over again. After I finished doing makeup on Nash I went for a stroll, had a nice lunch follow by a few glasses of champagne, shop for flowers at Dahlia Flowers, hung out in Grand Central market picked up dinner from Ceriello’s  Of Manhattan for the finest gourmet meats.

The weirdest thing about today was that I felt amazing! Didn’t have any of my daily challenges with my lupus, lyme disease, & ra…New York, just what a girl need.

Hourglass Cosmetics New Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Is Innovated

Hourglass Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation

I recently got to play with Hourglass Cosmetics new Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation. Let me tell you, it’s wonderful! Hourglass out did themselves on this item. The foundation comes in 26 shades, it’s creamy, longwearing, and a concealer in one with 12 hour coverage. I told you, it’s wonderful!

The formula contains twice as much of a pigment to give an instant full coverage. If you use their foundation brush you can buff the foundation to give you a sheer to medium coverage. I will use these foundations to contour & highlight with. Usually with cream products you would use either a brush or your fingers to warm up the product, I find that the product adjust by itself to your body temperature to easily blend into the skin. I like the shape of the foundation, it’s a unique triangular bullet to give a precision application. The brush also has a unique shape to fit into the contours of the face, around the nose and under the eye. Definitely the future of foundation, it’s really innovated!

Hourglass Foundation Brush