I Survived Working Black Friday So I’m Turning Up At Home

Toasting to anybody that had to work BLACK FRIDAY!
My Favorite: MIONETTO PROSECCO BRUT
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Sephora Senior Artist Training

Today was the first day of the Senior Artist training. I’m excited about this new chapter in my life. I’m not only going to be elevating myself but others who are passionate like myself in the world of artistry. I have been bless to touch so many with makeup artistry. I’ve work with celebrities, TV shows, fashion shows, photo shoots and so much more. I’ll continue to work big assignments but I would like to now teach and share my 18 plus years with upcoming makeup artists. I hope Sephora will have me!

While At Sephora I Met A Great Muse To Showcase My Makeup Artistry

 

I love doing makeup on this beautiful model Caitlin Monahan. You might recognize her face, she does a lot of photo shoots with Make Up For Ever. She always make my makeup artistry look flawless. Caitlin knew today I would be at Sephora so being a VIB Rouge she was able to stop by to get a custom makeover. With so many amazing makeup brands to choose from I was in a artistry playground.

 

On Caitlin I used the following makeup items.
Face: Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation in 127=Y335, Make Up For Ever Multi Use Pro Finish Powder in 118 Neutral Beige
Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Medium Brown
Eyes: Stila Eye shadow Palette Eyes Are The Window Palette in Soul, Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Intense Black, Laura Mercier Kajal D’Orient Eye Liner, Sephora Collection Mascara Full Action Extreme Effect Mascara, Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil in FBI
Contour: Tarte Amazonian Clay Matte Waterproof Bronzer in Park Avenue Princess
      
Highlight: Perricone MD No Highlighter Highlighter, Bobbi Brown Highlighting Powder in Bronze Glow
Lips: Buxom True Nude Lip Foundation in Buff, Nars Lip Gloss in Greek Holiday
Lashes: Sephora Collectiom Luxe False Lash in Plush

My Favorite Must Have’s Fab Finds At Sephora

I went to Sephora today to see if I could find some new goodies. I found two great FAB FINDS that I wanted to share with you ladies.
Finally a makeup company took an interest with making a contour palette for us boogie down brown people. Smashbox Step By Step Contour Kit in Deep is an exclusive palette only at Sephora. It’s three blendable, buildable shades contour, bronze, and highlight the face for foolproof contouring, and the specially designed angled brush assists with even application. $45.00

I also found these Sephora Collection Contour Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof. The creamy texture, the intensely pigmented bright colors, and the long wearing smudge proof liner is everything I was looking for. I luv the way it glides on soft then dries in a matte finish, comes in 10 shades. $14.00

SEPHORA VIB Rouge Before Brunch Event

It’s Sunday morning and it’s all about Sephora VIB Rouge Before Brunch event nationwide. Doors are opening at 9am, the event is for 2hr where VIB Rouge customers will have private shopping time at the store. 
Makeup and skincare brands will be there to participate offering makeup looks as well as doing mini facials. Shoppers will get 4x the points on all purchases, a limited edition cosmetic bag filled with samples. I’m elated hope to see you there!

Trish the Store Director checking in the VIB ROUGE

Gina from COVER FX was doing foundation matches
Zack from CLARINS was offering skincare cocktails

TARTE was giving sultry eyes

SEPHORA staff looking good in their red lips

Phil helping out in fragrance

Zack has all the baskets

Luv shopping with my favorite makeup blogger…Georgie O’Connell (@gmogirl2)
Checking out Stila cosmetics Inked Liner

Never pass up an opportunity to do Georgie makeup

Alex from TARTE was also there to support

What’s Your Favorite Nest Fine Fragrance

A girl can never surround herself around too many luxury items. My choice of fancy is from NEST Fine Fragrances. For the last 8 months, I have lost the sense of smell. So you can only imagine what it’s been like for me someone who loves to smell and surround themselves around intoxicating scents. I’ve been missing my favorite floral fragrances that I normally submerge myself into everyday

Laura Slatkin, founder of Nest Fine Fragrances is a woman that I would luv to shadow for a day. In 2008 she launched Nest Fragrances Collection, her own line of luxury scented candles. Her brand became in such high demand that she came out with additional home fragrances. Slatkin has taken what she loves to to a whole new level of glamxurious. Her home is filled with candles and enormous flowers and plants. I can only imagine how amazing her home must smell.  Her house parties must be divine, now that’s an invite that I would luv to get my hands on. 

Her newest scent is Verde, an exceptionally fresh green woody scent capturing the crisp essences of wild fern and Himalayan cedar combined with verbena leaves and vetiver. My favorite combo that I luv to mix together from NEST’s collection are Midnight Fleur and White Sandalwood. Imagine an exotic wood, patchouli and black amber blended with sensual notes of night blooming jasmine and vanilla orchids followed by white indian sandalwood blended with creamy almond, white musk and exotic spices Check out NEST’s other treasures of candles, reed diffusers, and personal care.


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Verde Eau de Parfum $68.00

Amazon Lily Eau de Parfum $68.00

Dahlia & Vines Eau de Parfum $68.00

Indigo Eau de Parfum $68.00

Midnight Fleur Eau de Parfum $68.00

Passiflora $68.00

White Sandalwood Eau de Parfum $68.00

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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).

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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. 

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

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.