I’ve been fan of both brands for some time now. I think Make makes wonderfully interesting products that are unique, easy to use and add a bit of life to the cosmetic world. Maryam Nassir Zadeh makes the most beautiful chic shoes that Zara budget wont allow me to have. So, the palette will do in the mean time.
If you’ve come to this blog before you will be familiar with Mary Claire’s beautiful photography. She is my collaborator and friend on this lovely space. She, time and again, takes my breath away with her beautiful work. Her ability to capture beauty in all it’s subtly is something I’m not even sure how to truly describe, but I am always emotional when she sends me new photos. She has the ability to capture someone’s true essence, someone’s heart in a photo. What a gift that is.
Happy Valentine’s Day!! Today I thought I would celebrate the day of love with love. Ever since I saw Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo & Juliet my life has never been the same. I am obsessed with love and romance. As I’ve gotten older and I now obsess less about Leo DiCaprio, I wonder about longevity and the realness in real life relationships, as I currently reside in singledom. I love learning how people meet but more importantly how do people stay together? I know love involves a bit magic, kismet but the older I get the more I'm interested in people who have been together for a while, who have built their lives together and still seem truly in love with each other.
Welcome to no makeup Mondays! Where I post a photo of me not wearing makeup. Something I absolutely do not want to do! I decided to do this because I think vulnerability is the key to real, authentic beauty. I find my real beauty when I bare not just my face but also my heart. I figured with #nomakeupmondays I could do both. Real beauty is about love and acceptance for our truest selves, our stories and our inner workings.
If you know me than you know the way I love my sister. She is the best person ever. She is strong, confident and damn she is smart. She for most her adult years has been a passionate seeker of health the holistic, natural way. She’s tried it all, even gave up washing her hair six months in an effort to see if her hair would balance it’s natural oils and end up with shiny healthy hair, that other naturalist claim happen. She ended up washing her hair but her love for natural remedies in beauty and self-care have continued.
I met Sarah a few years ago working on a shoot together with a mutual friend. We, like most people these days, began to follow each other on Instagram. I’ve since kept updated on her life through her open, honest words and beautiful photos about motherhood. She has carried that openness throughout her fraternal twin pregnancy (boy and girl) while also caring for her young toddler Penny. It is because of that honesty that I felt the urge to reach out and ask if she would let me doll her up, chat with her, and put her here in this space.
Another year has past. We made it. Congrats everyone. I know it's felt like a feat of will to have lasted the year that was 2016. I don’t know about all of you but the climate of words, the mood of the year felt like dread with a whole lot of gratitude for it’s end.
On this currently obsessed holiday edition I wanted to not only bring the current beauty products I am obsessed with but also, an easy to do holiday beauty look.
A holiday beauty look for me is going to be little bolder and yet keeping in my preferred style, simple. I like to add a bit more color and bit more sparkle. For this look I decided to do that through highly pigmented gold shadow, glowy skin and a stained red lip.
Beauty looks for me, should all possess a sense of playfulness, simplicity and fun. I advocate looking like you always but don't be afraid of working with a trend to fit your personality. Don't be afraid to break your routine and try something new.
I took a trip at the end of September/beginning of October to New Mexico with my sister. Road tripping out to the southwest is something I have wanted to do for a while. For over a year it has been steadily streaming through my brain, “get to New Mexico”. I don’t know where this started or why but the seed was implanted. That seed had another little seed inside it and it said “get to New Mexico and see Georgia O’Keeffe’s home and studio in Abiquiu.”
Tracey is a wife, sister, daughter, friend, model, and in the last year she has been Mom to Kirra and Greyson, her twins. I asked her to share her story of motherhood on this very special day of celebrating all the beautiful things our mothers do and are.
In the time since the new year began I made a conscious choice not to give myself any resolutions (over it/eye roll). I didn’t want to wrap myself in unrealistic expectations or just start another new year with ways I can change or do things. It’s a recipe for "not good enough." This year I decided everything is enough as is. I really tried to start the year off listening to what I truly needed. What I needed was to start the year off with what is...me, myself, and I exactly as I am right now.
I am not the biggest fan of glitter, especially glitter makeup. I don't know particularly why. Maybe it's too girly for my taste. But my first reaction usually is to not use it. I find it messy, difficult to clean up and it seems to never leave the body. You'll find it months later in your hair or on the back of your leg. How does it get there??
Merry Christmas!! What a lovely time of year it is in December. I was lucky enough to grow up with utterly fond memories of the holidays, full of traditions and comfort that I look forward to every year...
It’s that time of year again, the wondrous, joyous time of the year when I go broke. JUST KIDDING (but really)…anyways I love the holidays. Everything is cozy, familiar plus everything smells so good...
They (Oprah) say a gratitude practice can change your life in the most positive of ways. With side effects of positive emotions, more joy, happiness, better sleep, compassion, kindness and stronger immune systems. I mean, "Hi, I want that"...