Sunday, November 13, 2016

Full Force Fall Makeup

Hi girls and boys, I uploaded a little Fall Makeup tutorial on my Youtube channel and I would loveeeee if you guys checked it out! Don't forget to give me feedback, leave comments and questions. In this video I featured my Makeup Geek palette which I have also dedicated a blog post too and my favorite Kat Von D liquid lip, Vampira. Your fall makeup collection is not complete without this color. The finish is a stunning matte it is perfect for any holiday party or evening out. You can purchase it at your local Sephora. It is a must have, I promise!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Worth The Hype

I know, it seem like there is a new "amazing" palette on everyones instagram timeline that we all MUST have on a weekly and sometimes even daily basis. The photos of the new product are perfectly lit, every top beauty guru is using it, and the sparkle in the shadows are too die for. The new Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) palette in collaboration with celebrity makeup artist Mario D lives up to all of the amazing qualities ABH says it does.
I like ABH and own a few of her palettes, they are pretty, but they were never really my go to palettes, for different reasons. Sometimes the palette is not pigmented enough, too pigmented, or not practical for daily use. This was not a palette I planned on purchasing, simply because the other ones I purchased sit on the sidelines while I do my daily makeup routine. It was gifted this palette by my best friend Tippy, and it has been my best cosmetic gift yet! This palette has a smooth application and has the perfect amount of pigmentation. The shimmer shadows have a soft and smooth texture with great longevity. This palette has become my staple and go to because of its color range, versatility, great quality, and longevity. This is ABH best palette yet!


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Nudestix Magnetic Matte Eye Color

At the Generation Beauty event a little over a week ago I had the pleasure of meeting Taylor, the Founder behind Nudestix makeup! I approached her to ask some questions about the brand and she was so welcoming! I didn't expect her to engage with me too much because their booth was super busy, as you can imagine. She took the time out to speak to me and also gave me four of their new Magnetic Matte Eye Color's to try. I was super excited! I have been impatiently waiting to try this brand and see what it is all about.

Over the past week I have dipped into what Taylor has gifted me and it is everything I expected it to be! Perfection! This brand is about women who are "on the go." You do not need to be a pro makeup artist to make these products work. They are easy to use, long lasting, pigmented, and gorgeous for the on the go beauty. The color shades of the Magnetic Matte Eye Color range from simple day time shades to something you can wear to the cocktail party you are attending this weekend. Nudestix Magnetic Matte Eye Colors are $24 on their website and also on the Sephora website. This brand is definitely one worth trying!

The swatches from top to bottom in the photo above are Fig, Cocoa, Army, and Slate.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Generation Beauty NYC Weekend

Of course I had to do a little blog post about the my weekend at all of the Ipsy Generation Beauty festivities! Friday night Ipsy hosted their Generation Beauty cocktail party the PhD rooftop here in NYC. It was a great time to mix and mingle with everyone going to Gen Beauty the following two days ahead and to get to know one another. Oh, and networking of course. The music was great, drinks were awesome, and the vibe was amazing as I would expect! In the second photo of this post you can see the Ipsy swag bags they gave out to us in front of the New York sky line. I might do a youtube video dedicated to what was inside of them. It was absolutely insane!!! I should of known when I could hardly carry it out of the dream hotel, I am not exaggerating when I say it was heavier than me! LOL. Earlier that day Ipsy also hosted a Creator Day at the Dream hotel which was their first one ever! leave it up to me to leave my camera home due to running out the door last minute. Ugh! I was so upset, I had no choice but to use my good ol' iPhone camera and I only have a few pictures from that event. There will be Youtube videos to follow! :)


Monday, September 5, 2016

Summer Birthdays

Random Madison fact. Everyone in my family was born during months January to February and June to September. Nothing in between. We have two full months of birthday celebrations every single weekend, it's pretty crazy, and fun!


Guess What?

The new and cool place to take photos is the car wash. Who knew? I love taking photos of the water droplets on the window, with the flashing lights in the background it has a pretty cool effect. Beauty is everywhere.


Cafe Habana

I guess you could say I am a foodie....I'm starting to think much of my lifestyle category will be filled with delicious food that probably isn't great for our daily diets. But....the truth is we need to treat ourselves sometimes! It is essential, I promise. One of my  favorite spots for Cuban or Mexican is Cafe Habana. It is a cozy place downtown that is super casual with a fun atmosphere. Everytime I visit I order the Cuban sandwich and the grilled corn Mexican style. SO good every time! If you are in the area I definitely recommend Cafe Habana.  You're welcome! ;)


Friday, August 26, 2016

Sue Tsai Misadventures of The Heart

Sue Tsai is currently exhibiting in New York City displaying her most recent work, Misadventures of the Heart.

I discovered Sue when her painting was on Wale's album cover back in 2014 and I've loved her style ever since. I am obsessed, I even had Sue Tsai nail art at one point! I have a sweatshirt too that everyone asks about every time I wear it. What I like most about her work is how bold every piece is, the colors are always super vibrant and it is clear there is a story with emotion behind each piece. They are all unique but easily recognizable. I always wonder where her inspiration comes from so I felt so lucky to meet at her at the exhibition. I was so excited!! I finally met the artist behind my favorite artwork! Seeing her work in person was an amazing experience, she is incredibly warm and so generous with her time, chatting up all those who came to support her work. The opportunity to get up close and personal and really see every detail was inspiring.


Monday, August 22, 2016

Lunch In Long Beach

My uncle Danny just turned 30! yayyyy! so in honor of him, we celebrated his birthday at Swingbellys in Long Beach, Long Island. They mostly serve BBQ foods and let me tell you...the fried pickles are too die for! If your not into pickles, I get it BUT! these fried pickles are worth the try. Every time we come here, I make sure we get an order of fried pickles. They also served BBQ wings which were also really good. They were called the Dry Rub Swingz, yummm. If you are heading out to Long Beach for some summer sun, I recommend stopping in Swingbellys for lunch! Awesome place to be.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Zoeva Brushes

Zoeva brushes are so bomb! They sent me the rose gold set which comes with seven different gorgeous brushes. I have had this set for over a year and they never fall apart or shed. Usually after washing a brush many times they start to shed, but not my Zoeva rose gold set! These brushes are definitely the most soft, durable, and best looking set of brushes I own. You can find this brush set at Zoeva Brushes on their website. They cost approximately 83 US dollars. They are pricey, but soo worth it!

The Pier


Santa Monica Fun

Quick picture I took at the Santa Monica Pier of the games. It was such a beautiful and fun place!

Body Jewelry

Before I say anything here, this is my photography but NOT my waist.....I WISH it was! Anyway.... Body Jewelry. It's summer right now, and this is the PERFECT time of year to dress an outfit up with Body Jewelry. The way it looks against tan skin is just...everything! It's a fun way to make what your wearing a little sexier. It shows off your tan and accentuates your curves. What's better than that?!

Beauty & Pin Ups

This photo was taken in Las Vegas during the reveal party for the Global Beauty Masters Competition. Global Beauty Masters brings hair and makeup artists from all over to showcase their talents and compete for the title of Global Beauty Master.  All the hair products and tools used during the competition were provided by Beauty & Pin Ups. They have a line of innovative products, my favorite being a curling iron that was like nothing Ive ever used before. My hair lasted for DAYS after! I had the opportunity to meet the man behind the brand Beauty & Pin-Ups, Priel Maman. He shared his journey as a hair stylist, and his creation of products and hair tools. It was inspiring to hear how an idea can turn into a brand when you have a dedicated team and true passion. Thank you to the entire Beauty and Pin Ups team for making my first trip to Vegas memorable and awesome!!!

Coney Island Video Shoot

This is a picture from the time I did nine models for a video shoot in Coney Island. I was exhausted, but it was so much fun! The girls looked so pretty and everyone was super nice. It turned out to be a fun day and I can't wait to go back to Coney to work on my own shoot!

The Trick To Prepping Your Skin For Makeup

We all love some form of makeup... whether it is a volumizing mascara, that simple go to eyeshadow, or a grunge style smudged eyeliner.  A full face of glam is captivating and desirable in the 2016 beauty world. We are lucky to live in an era where you can learn makeup techniques at the click of a button. Yet, some of the most important tips are left out or overlooked. In order to achieve the perfect, flawless, full face of glam prepping the skin is an essential part of any makeup routine! No matter what skin type you have, you need to keep your skin moisturized. Many people with oily skin make the mistake of skipping the moisturizer to eliminate the risk of the "shiny" look, when truthfully you are missing the most important step! The skin must be moisturized and primed to avoid rough patches and foundation sitting in small crevices. Whether you are oily or dry, you will need a moisturizer and a primer! Any foundation can look flawless but how you manipulate the product is what matters. With a moisturizer and primer that cater to your skin type your foundation will look smooth, glowing, and natural.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

The Shadows You Can Not Live Without

Makeup Geek eyeshadows are a must! Ever since I received this package in the mail I have been addicted. Their regular eyeshadows cost $6 and their foiled shadows are $10. Not a bad price for a large variety of shadow colors and a great quality product. Head over to my Youtube channel where I have an entire video dedicated to this palette. There you will also find swatches and name of each color shadow in this photo.

Kylie's New Metallics Are Worth The Hype

There have been many mixed reviews about the Kylie Metal Liquid Lips. Personally, I love the product. The Metallic Liquid Lips are a sheer texture. The best thing about having a sheer liquid lip is how the product can be manipulated. When you have an opaque lipstick, the product will be very true to color. When the product is sheer, you can style the lipstick differently each time you wear it! You can apply a liner liner, a color in the same family as the product and apply it all over the lip with the liquid lip on top. The color of the liner will peek through while the sheer liquid lip still shows. It can be worn many different ways which makes each metallic color even more desirable.
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