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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Get rid of undereye circles!

Hello there! Hope you all had a great Christmas, here's a quick video blog on a makeup trick I learned from Kandee Johnson my favorite Youtube beauty blogger! I use this tip all the time, and it really makes you look awake and refreshed! Try it out and tell me what you think! This is a series of tips i did for INCompass a blog about style! Stay tuned for some more tips and tricks :) Here's the link to Kandee Johnson's video A must see! LOVE her <3

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Best and a few worst Beauty Trends of 2011

OK guys so i thought I would share with you guys my thoughts on the best beauty trends of 2011, and a few looks that im happy to bid farewell! Let me know what you think, did i miss any trends?





CANDY COLORED LIPS
One of the biggest trends i have seen this year is Bright Candy colored lips! Red, orange pink, anything goes. This is a look that anyone can pull off and it gives that instant touch of glamour to your makeup look. For those of you that are scared of a bright lip like this, you can ease yourself into the trend with a sheer berry color, and berries tend to look great on any skin tone. My advice is to pair this look with a clean neutral eye, nothing too smokey or dramatic. 



DRAMATIC LIQUID LINER

I have been seeing this graphic look everywhere! Liquid liner is making  huge comeback, not just your typical cat eye, but even in the crease and under the eye.  Be careful not to over do it, because it can be borderline cartoonish. If you dont have the steadiest hand a easier way to enjoy this trend is Dior's new Velvet eyes stick on eyeliner! Love it!






TOP KNOTS

I personally rocked this trend as much as I could! It's so easy yet looks so chic and put together. This was my go to hairstyle when i didn't feel like styling my hair. haha. The top knot can be worn tight or messy and piled on top like Lauren Conrad.






BRAIDS
Braids were everywhere this year! This is one of my favorite braided looks of the year, rhianna rocked it with her bright red hair and cascading braids. Messy, dutch, fishtail, braids are always a do :)





THE "NO MAKEUP" MAKEUP LOOK

This barefaced look is so great but a lot harder than it looks! It's all in the details, you have to make sure you have freshly groomed brows, fresh glowing skin, and barley there eyeshadow. It takes a lot of work to look this natural! The basis of this look is all in the prepwork, make sure you exfoliate regularly, and use a good moisturizer before starting this look. 




EXTREME LASHES
I LOVE LASHES! I am seeing a lot more drama in the lash department, false lashes are so glamourous and can give anyone's eyes an instant lift. I wear my false lashes almost everyday, with a natural taupe eyeshadow, and it gives a fresh bright-eyeed look. A few tips to applying lashes at home:
1. Make sure you trin the lashes to fit your eye, and always cut from the longer side (outside in)
2. Put mascara on your own lashes first it helps the falsies and you reall lashes blend together
3. Take a hand mirror and place it on the counter and look down into it when applying your lashes, instead of straight on in the mirror. This will help you to get them as close to the lash line as possible.
4. Don't overdo it with the glue! Only apply a thin strip to the base of the lashes, and make sure to let it get tacky, otherwise they will slide all over the place. 



BOLD BROWS

I love a bold brow! This looks great with a very clean muted makeup look. 





THE NAKED PHENOMENON
 This eyeshadow palette was all over the makeup blogs for quite sometime, and every beauty gurus' channel! it was sold out everywhere and for good reason, it is a great collection of neutral and smoky colors, its very versatile and great for everyday. They recently launched a NAKED2 palette, will you be purchasing? 




OMBRE HIGHLIGHTS
 I LOVE this hair trend (when done correctly). It gives a really beachy bohemian look and is a great way to change your look without having to color your entire head! 






DONTS!


TALON NAILS

I just cant get into the talon nail thing. I think it makes the fingers look stubby, and it's slightly creepy. eh.

FEATHER EXTENTIONS

Feather extensions came and went. Fun while it lasted.




















Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Bright Orange Lips!


So i am loving the trend of bright red and orange lips this season! Kourtney Kardashian (my favorite kardashian) has been wearing a lot of this color, and it looks gorgeous with a natural eye and flawless skin. She uses Yves St Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in Le Orange but since she revealed it, it is always sold out! I found a great dupe from MAC, its a similar orangey-red, and it is also a longwearing lip color! I would say its a little more orange than red, but i like it that way! What do you guys think? Would you wear it?
Here's a (bad) pic of me with the color on, at a L.A.M.B. event!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Check out these beautiful images from Naomi Chokr Photography. I did the makeup for this beautiful shoot at Ana Molinari's home. I love these ladies make sure and check out their video blogs at www.threekitcheneers.com 








Saturday, December 10, 2011

Makeup on Amanda!

Here's one of my favorite looks on my friend Amanda! Warm smokey eyes with a pale pink lip! Here's what I used on her eyes!
Naked lunch/lid
Swiss chocolate/crease
Blackberry/outer corner
Carbon/lashline
Blacktrack/liner
Red cherry lashes #1

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Behind the scenes at hydroxycut!

Hey guys I just got back from Miami, we were shooting another hydroxycut commercial! I have shot with them 3 times, first was in Sarasota, the second time was in Key West and this time we were in South Beach! I love this company they have a great team and it is always a blast to work on with them. BTW for those of you that are wondering, yes they do lose all the weight and yes it does work. It doesn't mean it is an easy process, they work out all the time, and change their diets. I talked to each of the people about their experience and I learned that losing weight is really a lifestyle change, and its not something that is going to happen overnight. (booo) Nonetheless i went and purchased my own bottle of Hydroxycut after my first shoot with them, lol, but i don't think i am ready to give up my comfort food and booze quite yet!

This is just for hair and makeup1 geez!
A boat full of bikini babes crashed out shoot while the guys were shooting!
The girls taking a break! Dont mess up your hair!
The cutest Hemingway cat, made it's way on set. look at those paws! ^_^

lash love!!!!

Ok guys so here are my all time favorite lashes! As you can tell by my blog title, I love lashes, and i wear them every single day... Im obsessed. Ps. that is not a picture of me, just another asian girl..lol
But look at what a difference it makes! They are the "full glam" lashes from Sonia Kashuk @ Target. Surprising right? Although I know these lashes are synthetic, they make my eyes pop without looking too fake or cheap, and because they are not real hair, i believe that they last a lot longer. Unfortunately my local Target seems to always be sold out :( I would definitely recommend you to try these, especially for asian eyes :D

Julia Test Shoot


Heres a test shoot i recently did with David Lantrip, it was shot on venice beach. Im loving the earthy feel of the photos! I think i need to get myself a fur vest, super cute!

SRQ Magazine Spread




Check out some of my work in the current issue of SRQ Magazine! This was shot a beautiful home in Longboat Key. The models name is Libby, and that is her actual daughter :) The photographer is Troy Plota.