9.10.2016

TRANSITIONAL BEAUTY ROUTINE



It's that weird summer-to-fall transition. Here's what I put on my face!

SPF, FACE, and BROWS

Makeup routine tutorial
Makeup routine tutorial

I use Dermalogica Dynamic Skin Recovery on my face before makeup, it's a broad spectrum sunscreen, moisturizer, and has anti-aging properties. I switch off between Coola's Makeup Setting Spray and Goldfaden MD Sun Visor; these are great for putting over makeup whenever that every-two-hours reapplication time comes up.

Makeup routine tutorial

For most days, it's Glossier's Perfecting Skin Tint because it's light and sheer. For slightly more coverage, I'll use Tarte's bb Tinted Moisturizer (and bonus, more SPF!) To spot treat and conceal, RMS's Un-cover Up is perfect, and it has slightly more yellow undertones for my Azn skin. // On my brows is Glossier's Boy Brow pomade in black, or I play around with Chosungah 22 Dong Gonn Minn Brow Maker if I want to lighten to brown.


EYES AND CHEEKS

Makeup routine tutorial
Makeup routine tutorial

I use Chosungah 22's Ink Jet Black Tatt Eyeliner because of the fat marker with pointed tip that gets the job done. Next, I line my water line with Colourpop's eyeliner in nude to make my eyes pop. Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is my holy grail item, it has consistently performed better than all else. // I apply a swipe of Marc Jacobs Air Blush Soft Glow Duo followed by their Glow Stick Glistening Illuminator on the high parts of my cheeks, brow bones, inner eye corners, and cupid's bow. I then apply a small amount of Pixi Flawless Finishing Power in translucent only in the areas needed: around my nose, between brows, and under my eyes to set the concealer.


LIPS
Makeup routine tutorial
Makeup routine tutorial

Lastly is lips! For this time of the year I'm quite liking the use of dark and dramatic glosses. I love Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper gloss--it not only has a tingly effect for immediate plumping, but also has ingredients to increase lip volume in the long term over time with regular use. I'm using this in their deep burgundy color Midnight Purple below, and alternate with Lust Red, their true red, and Colourpop's Ultra Glossy Lip in Wolfie, a rosy red with a gold metallic finish.

Makeup routine tutorial

Here's the final look! Now put stuff on your face, too.

xoxo

9.01.2016

DEL AMO GO

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Vintage Dior bodysuit, For Love & Lemons bralette, After Party by Nasty Gal skirt, Maryam Nassir Zadeh Sophie Sandals

Last week I stopped by Del Amo Fashion Center in Torrance for some much-needed retail therapy. It totally has the Target effect--I came for a few things but left with so much more, in a really good way. Stopped by Zara for a classic bomber, which led me to Lush for a glittery bath bomb, the glitter reminded me of Milk Makeup's hologram highlighter at UO, and you get the picture. Topped it off with a trusty backpack by Guess. Not to mention all the sweet Poke'mon we came across, AND I owned my first gym! (Team Mystic for the win). I hope this news helps convince your significant other to tag along. And although college is a chapter behind me, this is a great spot to do damage for your back-to-school shopping!

xoxo

8.03.2016

LE PETIT

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Le Petit Paris DTLA Los Angeles
(Outfit) Brixton Mayfield Fedora, jumpsuit, Mansur Gavriel mules, vintage Gucci crossbody

A couple weeks ago I was lucky enough to have a hosted meal by Le Petit Paris just down the street from my loft in DTLA. Let me first say that this was one of the best meals ever. From start to finish, everything was just perfect--it was one of those times when you try something new or prepared differently and end up craving it for days on end. Still can't stop thinking about how amazing the pasta was. I am an absolute cheese fanatic, and they set this giant wheel/bowl of incredible parmesan on fire to soften the center, then coat the pasta with it by stirring it in and serving fresh onto my plate.  I went way past my threshold for fullness that day and gained 2 pounds, but I'm not mad--totally worth it. Huge thanks for having me!


xoxo