Sunday, April 24, 2011


Hi Gorgeous & Handsome :-)

So where WHERE WWHHHERE have I been? I appreciate all who followed the GGGS and apologize for my absence. If you'd like to stay up to date with my life as a makeup artist and studio hairstylist in LA, along for the scoop on photoshoots, television, film, runway, bridal, etc etc etcetera, let me know HERE. Who's still with me?? Comment below, Love x

Friday, February 25, 2011


Of course everyone knows this Sunday is the Academy Awards! and for all you make-up artists/lovers out there this Saturday February the 26th is the 83rd Academy Award makeup and hairstylist symposium. This years Oscar nominees in the makeup/hairstyling category will be discussing their work. This is a great way to meet some connections and find out how these make-up artists work their magic!

Click on the link and it will take you to the website for more info. Ignore where it says that tickets are no longer available because there will hundreds of seats available and no need to buy tickets because walk ins are welcome.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. Click on "83rd ACADEMY AWARD MAKEUP ARTIST AND HAIRSTYLIST SYMPOSIUM" and it will take you to the website.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Bliss @ Gilt Groupe!

Bliss is on sale on Gilt Groupe! Not only can you login and take advantage of Bliss products at a steal, you can also purchase treatments at the Bliss spas located in midtown ATL, Chicago, Dallas, Hoboken, LA (2 locs), NYC (3 locs), San Fran, Scottsdale & South Beach. So an oxygen face treatment or microdermabrasion isn't exactly your cup-o-tea? No worries, Love, snag yourself a massage instead!

Problem Salved Duo

Fabulous Facial + Best of Skintentions Moisturizer

#Relaxation! (Yes, please!)


Monday, September 13, 2010

Inspiration: EYES!

Today's eye-makeup look:

The lovely Cydney!

The Urban Decay Naked Palette and MUD eyeshadow in Vineyard were used to achieve this look. I used Virgin, Creep, Gunmetal and Half Baked from the Naked Palette; please comment below or email for questions or to request a tutorial.

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencils are the perfect medium for creating a well-defined eye with little fuss, even for the shakiest of hands! After lining, try using a shadow brush to apply similarly hued shadow to the liner for a softly edged effect.

Add a pop of highlighter to the inside corners of eyes to bring them back together and counterbalance the black liner that can make them seem farther apart.

Isn't Cydney gorgeous? She's intelligent and kind too! Love her!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

A List of My Least Favorite Things:

While sitting in a chair having my eyelashes clamped and curled at school today, I realized that the experience prompts enough anxiety to boost it up to a spot on the list of my least favorite things in life. (I'm considering general circumstances, I know that terrible occurrences like earthquakes, accidents, tornadoes, hurricanes, illness, injustice, poverty, hunger, and similarly heartbreaking things happen every day and are much more serious than anything I am about to list).

As far as my fairly normal list of least (fairly controlled) favorites go, I have a spot reserved for the annual (yes, THAT annual), getting a shot or having blood drawn, going to the dentist, and having my eyelashes clamped inside a metal curling device. I thought of this list while sitting in a chair being made pretty and realized just how much I truly love my Japonesque heated eyelash curler for my own use.

I'm still reeling from the lashing!

What route do you prefer to make those lashes perky?


The Great Liner Debate

As I alluded to in my previous post, I am currently furthering my (makeup) education at a specialized makeup school in Southern California. Which, might I add, is a perk for you also because you'll be receiving more information and helpful tips related to one of our favorite past-times - makeup!

Today's class concentrated on eyeliner; focusing on (material) options, technique, tools, and trends! After practicing applying with varying combinations of the aforementioned, it seemed that the material favorite was "cake" eyeliner. My personal favorite, however, is still pencil eyeliner. I love that pencil liner can be applied in a thin and natural or bold and dramatic style, a clean or smudged line, and can create a nice outcome even for the shaky-handed.

My absolute favorite pencil, you ask?

24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

I am particularly fond of this pencil's creamy texture that can be easily sharpened to create a slimmer line or applied messily and smudged. The 24/7 Glide-on Eyeliners do just that - glide-on, and once applied they stay put! After lining the product is smudge-able for about 30 seconds and then sets in place, where it will stay until you remove it. Not only is this liner available in hot hues like Lust (dark purple), Flipside (bright teal), and Deviant (the perfect royal blue), it can also be purchased in Zero (classic jet black) and several shades from the brown family.

Product information direct from Urban Decay:

The best Eye Pencil ever, ever, ever! Never before has a pencil this creamy and brilliant been waterproof, too. Velvety-soft, this never-before-seen formula stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries down to a long-lasting finish that WILL NOT budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect with the wide selection of lush tropical hues, deep metallics and unusually vibrant neutrals. Incredible with Urban Decay Eyeshadows!

Created with 50% moisturizing ingredients suspended in a sophisticated waterproof formula, 24/7 Eye Pencils offer long-lasting color and a dreamy, creamy feel when applied. With Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E and Cottonseed Oil.

Tips: 24/7 Eye Pencils are ideal for lining inner lids because the waterproof formula stays put. Just apply, try not to blink for a sec, and you’ve got immovable liner.
*The product information above has not been altered or edited in any way. Do not share eye products with others without first sanitizing appropriately between each use.
When it comes to liner, do you prefer gel, liquid, cake, pencil or another option? Which eyeliner product is your favorite?
Goodnight, Gorgeous! Time to rest those pretty peepers!