9.19.2014

Perfect Red Vegan Lipstain




Friends, the perfect red vegan lip stain is here!! A few months ago I connected with Breanna over at Healthy Skin AZ. She and I immediately clicked and I'm now one of her loyal clients. We connected in so many ways, she's a dreamer and hard worker just like I am so we are naturally drawn to one another.

At one time Breanna struggled with her own personal case of acne and wanted to know how to resolve the issue and make it better with out the harmful chemicals that are found in today's cosmetics and skin care. Because of that she decided to get into the skin care field and since then has launched her own amazing skin care products including makeup.

She noticed that I love me a bright bold red lip and wanted to see if I wanted to collaborate with her on a fun vegan lip shade. Well, of course I said yes!! How cool is that?? If you remember the lip shade from MAC called Fashion Nomad than you would have remembered how amazing it was! Every single time I wore it people would comment on it. So I thought since that was one of my favorite colors that I had to have a new improved and vegan color just like it. And Breanna made it happen!! You guys, this color is amazing and last all stinkin day without all of the chemicals. And one huge thing I want to mention is that portion of the proceeds go to charity. How awesome is that???

Check out my video below to get the full scoop and head over to Breannas site right HERE to get your hands on some today.




 Ingredients: carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oil, ricinis communis (castor seed) oil, euphorbia cerifera (candelilla) wax, butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), mangifera indica (mango seed) butter, caprylic/capric triglyceride, copernicia cerifera (carnauba wax), oryza sativa (rice) powder, citrus grandis (grapefruit seed) extract, tocopheryl phosphate (vitamin E), iron oxide, mica, sodium hyaluronate (hyaluronic acid).

9.17.2014

Back To School Messy Top Knot




Back to school messy top knot say what!?? This really applies to everyone and anyone but I want to focus on my back to school ladies because this style is adorable, stylish and takes only a few minutes. We all look for ways to be different and now you can be different by trying a different variation of the dated Top Knot and go with a fun messy rope braid top knot.

Watch my video below on this super simple back to school style and make your mornings a lot easier with a few of my simple steps. Also, if you are loving my videos please subscribe to my channel and give this video a big thumbs up.


What you will need for this style:
Elastics
Spray Clay by Sexy Hair

9.15.2014

NYFW Hair and Makeup Trends


NYFW hair and makeup trends friends!! I'm kicking this amazing week off with my home girl Stephanie with SN Makeup Artist who is my official makeup contributor for Confessions. If you are loving the incredible looks she is creating, make sure to head over to her blog HERE and follow her on Instagram. She and I decided that we wanted to do a fun pairing of some of our favorite makeup and hair looks straight from the runway at NYFW SS15. Both hair and makeup looks we choose to replicate are perfect for either fall or spring and can be worn by any women.

The trend Stephanie replicated in the below video was the bold lip trend. Now, seems pretty easy and self explanatory right? Well sort of, but I love the twist to this trend Stephanie created. Make sure to watch the video below and subscribe to her YouTube channel if you're not already. Oh….and btw….make sure to watch this video until the very end because there are a few bloopers you don't want to miss out on.



Products used for the Bold Lip Makeup Tutorial by Stephanie.
Foundation- FACEAtelier in 2
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Medium
MAC Pink Swoon blush
 MAC Painterly Paint Pot
 MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel
 MAC Candy Yum Yum
 MAC Pigment in Madley
Royal Lip Brush
MAC Brush




Were you loving the bold lip makeup tutorial as much as I was??? Stephanie is the greatest isn't she! Now, lets talk hair friends. In the below video I show you how to get an ultra chic braided chignon just like we saw on the runway at the Tadashi show and like the previous video, make sure to watch it until the end for some hilarious bloopers.




Hair Products I used:
Kerastase Forme Fatale
Kerastase Ciment Thermique
Label M Hairspray

9.13.2014

How To Tutorial on the Bubble Pony


Bubble ponytail y'all. So, I feel like a complete idiot! When I filmed this tutorial on the bubble ponytail, I couldn't think of the name for it. I say Poofy pony but its obviously the bubble pony seen on lots of celebs including Khloe Kardashian. I love this bubble ponytail look because its a statement hairstyle but is so so easy to achieve. All you need is a few products and tools such as a comb, elastic bands and some spray clay by Sexy Hair.

Watch my hair tutorial video below to get the low down on how to achieve the bubble ponytail and look like a celebrity in minutes.


9.12.2014

How To Cut Toddlers Hair














Wanna learn how to cut your sons bangs?  Because today I show you how I trimmed up my son Indys bangs. This is his first hair cut guys!! So he turned one a few months ago and I've been so excited to give him a little boy cut but wanted to wait until he turned one. So now that he is well past one, it was hair cut time. I wasn't ready to do the whole big boy hair cut and wanted to see what it would look like on the longer side so I ended up just trimming up his bangs and thought this was the perfect time to show you ladies how to cut your sons bangs where its not straight across and looks like a bowl.

For this technique, I used my Hattori Hanzo Shears, pulled the hair slightly to the opposite direction of how his hair parts and cut it at an angle instead of straight across. This is key ladies!! You notice in the fourth picture how I'm slightly cutting into his hair at an angle instead of parrell to his hair. This is called point cutting and this technique it going to allow his hair to look soft as it lays down instead of a heavy bowl cut. BAM, easy!!

I used Hot Tots Sweet Pea Serum which is and organic hair care product and he is wearing a shirt from one of my favorite online kids clothes companies called Indie Nook that if you have kiddos, you just have to check out!! And last but not least, I have to give my photography friend a shout out for helping me document his first hair cut. Amy with Amy Frances Photography took these amazing pics.

So now that you know how to trim you babes bangs yourself, lets all try to get rid of the dreadful baby boy bowl cut one by one. Ha!

9.10.2014

Hair trends from NYFW SS15 by Odile Gilbert

Legendary Odile Gilbert rocked some of the most amazing hairstyles at NYFW spring 2015. She is the lead hair stylist for Kerastase and if you check out the below photos you will know exactly why. Today my friends I wanted to simply show you all of the looks the infamous Odile created using all of Kerastase products and give you my two cents. Enjoy! 


Jason Wu models wore a simple everyday texutred pony. I love this look because every women and hair texture can get away with this simple yet chic hairstyle. 





 Rebecca Minkoff SS15 show, Kérastase Lead Artist Odile created a sexy, bed head look using products from the brand’s iconic Couture Styling collection, including the NEW V.I.P dry texture spray and I'm just loving it! I feel like barely there waves have been seen all over place on celebrities even on the red carpet.





At the Suno show, Kérastase Lead Artist Odile Gilbert created a glossy cage herringbone braid look using products from the brand's iconic Couture Styling collection, including the NEW Laque Noire anti-humidity hairspray which I haven't gotten the pleasure to work with but can't wait to get my hands on some. While I feel that this style would be tricky to do yourself, its definitely wearable to the everyday women.




At the Zac Posen Spring 2015 show, Odile for Kérastase created a glossy feminine pompadour using products from the brand’s Couture Styling Collection, including Forme Fatale blow dry gel, NEW Laque Noire strong hold hairspray and NEW Kératine Thermique thermo-protecting primer. I'm loving this look for the red carpet but not to keen on the look for my everyday peeps. I feel like it was on style point for Zac Posen but don't see myself recreating this look for my clientele.



Photos Credit Kessler Studios

Thakoon Spring 2015 show, Odile created a glossy, just-out-of-the-water hairstyle inspired by models in Herb Ritts' photos. To achieve the look, Odile used stylers from the brand’s iconic Couture Styling collection and the NEW Kératine Thermique thermo-protecting primer. This style is really wearable and achievable to all types of women, I would just recommend for the everyday gal to hold off on the high shine feel to it and then you will look red carpet worthy in minutes.

How to Style Curly Hair




Curly haired friends, where you at, where you at?? I've been getting so many requests on how-to's for how to style curly hair and I've listened ladies because in this video, I show you how to take your curly hair to the next level. Its amazing with what a little bit of time and a few products can do for my curly haired ladies.

Now my model has really long and thick curls but that doesn't mean my shorties can't utilize this technique as well. And actually my model is my friend and aesthetician Breanna with Healthy Skin AZ who has some pretty stellar curly locks. To style her thick curly hair we used a hot tools iron, product by Ouidad and a diffuser. So check it below and make sure to head to Breanna's site HERE and say hello!




Products Used:
Hot Tools Curling Iron
Ouidad Moisture Lock and Define Gel
Air Diffuser