Keely via Annie

There is something so special about Indian brides, from the vibrant colors to the dramatic makeup and big hair. We can't get enough! Keely's was an absolutely stunning canvas for Annie to work on, theres no wonder she turned out so beautiful. Can you say bombshell?! Here are a few of our favorite images from the event: 

Thank you so much for having us Keely, we wish you all the luck in the world with your new family. 

Friday Favorites!

Paris to Amsterdam, Toronto to Miami,4 trips in 4 months,with 4 of my besties and there was one common thread. " D can we please go make up shopping, I want what you use!" So make up shopping we went. 

 

Below I'd like to share with you my all time favorite products for daily life and travel. Adding these items to your make up bag will ensure you are prepared for any tripthat may come your way. 

 

Heres a little daniellestyle tip: sample sizes are the way to go when traveling but they can be super hard to find. Ebay is the ultimate go-to for stocking up. ( notice my mini NARS bronzer:) 

 

Lancôme absolute radiant smoothing

powder

  - this powder is from the gods. Smooths the appearance of the skin. Amazing and worth every penny $58 Nordstrom

 

Smashbox x-rated mascara

  • I'm all about having the right wand and this one grabs your lashes as you apply the mascara so that both sides of the lash get covered. LOVE

 

Morphe setting powder brush

    -Stiff yet soft bristles, great for setting under eye concealer

 

Lancôme pressed powder

-Sometimes you just need a little matte coverage. 

 

Ester lauder ideal lights

  -Highlighter, concealer, foundation, this illuminating stick does it all. Creamy formula that resists creasing.

 

Cinema secrets foundation palette

-Cake concealer for days you wake up with what grandma erb called the "Sunday flu" 

 

Tarte tartiest creme eye liner( brush included)  creamy and smooth. Very easy to apply

 

Armani contour fan brush

-This is my all time favorite brush. You just have to try it, Perfcet for contouring

 

-Armani creme eyeshadow #11

Creamy eyeshadow that set to a crease resistant eyeshadow base. 

 

-Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick color: milk shake

  Use this as a highlighter for a nude lip

 

 

Lorac pro eye shadow palette

 This palette is slim for travel and has all the colors you could need. Matte and shimmery shades

 

Armani hydro proof foundation:

  This foundation is from the gods. Light weight, sublime coverage, and application is foolproof and stunning. 

 

 

Burberry cheek stain rose

  Soft hint of gel color. 

 

Nars bronzer : laguna

Make up Eraser

Stumbled upon this little gem while Christmas shopping at  Nordstrom. So let me get this straight, this little wash rag is going to take off all my make up without any removing solution at all? Sure it is.....

Well, this little sucker rocks! With a little water,  One side removes a your make up and the other side exfoliates. This little Majic eraser for the face even gets off the most stubborn waterproof liner and mascara! 

For $20 give it try. I bought 7 for gifts! 

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Armani Make Up

Traveling is a passion of mine for many reasons. The food, the culture, the make up;)  

When traveling  I take every chance I get to visit different make up counters and research new make-up lines on the market. My most recent trip brought me to one of my favorite counters to play at ..... ARMANI

ARMANI'S make up line is just mmmmm yummy. Everything from their foundations to their brushes are exquisite. Get this...I love this line so much that I let the make up artist working there do my make up. Yeah, even I will get my make up done at a mall if it's at the ARMANI counter!

 

Here are some treats I picked up today.

 

Shooting with my buddies...

Last weekend I had the great pleasure of working with 2 of my favorite people for a little shoot.  Susan Jackson ( photographer) and I have been friends for years and i was so happy to get this shoot in before she moves to san fransisco. And you all know that annie Heyward ( hair and make up)  is my main minx. 

We shot the photos in my bedroom at my new house and the lighting was a gift from above. Susan and annie knocked this one out of the park. There are so many good shots I can't even choose. 

 

Thanks annie and Susan for taking the time to help me get some great new shots! Love you both!

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Toys

Instagram may be my new favorite place to find cool products. This past weekend I got to give my new elstile magic curling iron a spin. I'm obcessed as is everyone else who has laid hands or eyes on it. I have never curled hair with such ease. The rotating collar is genius! This thing makes curling hair fun it's so easy. Check out the videos on their website. Super cool tool! 

 

Instead of turning your wrist to wind the hair, you rotate that white collar with your thumb and it does the work for you. And at $75.00 it's a steal!  

Instead of turning your wrist to wind the hair, you rotate that white collar with your thumb and it does the work for you. And at $75.00 it's a steal!  

Lancôme's absolute powder review

Hello everyone! Wanted to share with you my latest and greatest beauty find. So I watching a make up tutorial and the artist was using a powder I had never heard of to set the foundation on mature skin. The way she described this powder convinced me to give it a try. Holy father of translucent powders this product is incredible! The best way I can describe it is to say it has the consistency of a cloud and the finish of a halo. It's luminosity blurs imperfections and adds a timeless glow. Such a gem unfortunately comes with a hefty price tag of $58.00 that said, well worth the price. 

Tip: try finding a sample size on ebay! 

Lancôme absolute powder in peche  

Lancôme absolute powder in peche  

Tattoos & Bruises

Let’s talk about tattoos and bruises for a minute. Ive never been one who believes that they can be covered. Even when attempted by professionals, it just ends up looking like a big bruise.I don’t know about you but if I had to choose between my tattoo or a bruise I think I would pick the tattoo.  There is a reason that Angelina Jolie still walks around with a Billy Bob tattoo. If it could be covered, she would have done it. That said, this last weekend my associate make-up artist Andrea attempted to cover a bruise on a bridesmaids arm. It was a pretty bad one. She used a creme, full coverage cake foundation in a warm tone to neutralize the blue/purple of the bruise and you could still see it. Then I remembered the awesome orange toned powder in my Kat Von D dark and light kit. As I applied the powder all three of us said at the same time, “ Whoa…what was that?!!!!!" The powder completely neutralized any darker undertones. I’ve been doing make-up for 14 years and I’ve never seen a bruise covered this well. Here’s the formula if you are wanting to play with covering a tattoo or bruise yourself. 

 

1. Start by applying a warm toned creme concealer to the area you are trying to cover. When I say warm I mean orange or apricot. Those are the colors that will neutralize. Try Cinema Secrets foundation in warm.

    - make sure to only cover the areas that are dark. 

 

2. Apply a full coverage pressed powder over the creme. I like MAC’s full coverage powder. 

 

3. Then swipe the area with Kat Von D’s powder in Levitation. It’s the top one on the far right. 

 

4. Spray the area with a make-up setting spray. My favorite is by Final Seal by Cinema secrets. This will ensure that the make-up stays in place and won’t rub off on clothing.

Another Skin Care Addition

ALERT!!!!! Anyone that struggles with acne needs to try this! I couldn't believe how well these little suckers work. Its flesh colored, band-aid like circle that you can't see! You place it over your blemish and it draws all the uckies out of the spot and turns white when its pulled all the gunk out and its flat by the next day! Its so wild. Another thing I'll do, is if I have a really stubborn one coming in that needs a high percentage benzoyl peroxide on it, I'll place that on the blemish and then put the dot over top, that way it doesn't move over night and by the next day, you're good to go! Its one of the coolest things I've ever used. Check them out, I got mine on Amazon as per usual. 

New kit addition

MAC has come out with a new product called soft serve eye shadow that I'm absolutely in love with! It's a fluffy eye shadow that adds just the right amount of sparkle. Not 12 year old at a birthday party glitter. I've been absolutely loving applying it to the highlighted part of the eye lid for just an extra little pop.  

My favorite color is bounce around. Give it a try.  

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Verseo skin spatula

Okay, let's chat a little about how most of us clean out our pores. It includes finger nails, and a magnifying mirror. Maybe a face mask but those don't really pull out all the junk that makes your skin look dull and lifeless. And then there's those black heads around your nose and chin that no matter what u do you cant get out. There has got to be a better way!

My good friend Susan recommended I try this Weird looking spatula thing called the Verseo skin spatula. Holy moly does this thing work. Here's how: it uses ultrasonic vibrations to coax the junk out of your pores. All you have to do is push the blade ( dull not sharp) across moistened skin at a 45 degree angle. You will NOT believe what comes out of your pores. Oil, dirt, black heads you name it, it comes out. So gross and so wonderful at the same time!

After only 2 uses I noticed a huge difference in the size of my pores and have over all clearer skin. This little sucker is a must have and for $50 on Amazon you can't go wrong.  

P.s. I even let my husband give it a try. He is now as obcessed as I am.  

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"I'm gonna call you when I get married some day!"

I hear women say that to me all the time and I can't tell you how flattering and heartwarming it is when they do call. Just like when Amber jones called for me to do her event. Amber and I have known each other for years. She was a freshman in high school and modeled for the same company I did hair and make up for. She said, " When I get married some day I'm gonna call you." I'm so glad she did. Doing her hair and make up was just like the good old days. Here are some photos of the lovely Amber shot by Lisa Hessel.

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Selfies by Jon koch

There's nothing better than running into a past bride of mine and hearing how happy they were with their hair and make up. " I've never felt so beautiful in my life." Is a phrase I never get sick of hearing. Elizabeth Eby was a bride of mine from a few months ago and when I ran into her at cardwells she gushed about how great some photos of us together turned out. Her favorites from the whole day in fact. " we took pics together....when?"  "Oh you mean pics of me taking a selfie of you?"( I post selfies with all my Bride's after their weddings). She was right, they are adorable and Jon Koch never disappoints. Thanks Jon for once again capturing the joy of making someone's wedding day magical. 

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By Terry Baume De Rose'

Have you ever had dry lips so bad that you couldn’t stand it? You can’t think about anything but the relief some chap stick would give. Travel always makes me extremely dry, which is why I was wondering through the make-up isles of Bon Marche in Paris hoping to score a sample of gloss, balm, something…anything to soothe my parched lips. Ah, bingo. I see a sign that says, “ Rose Lip Balm by a company named By Terry.Never heard of it before, but here goes nothing. The ladies at the counter were gracious enough to help me out with a sample,and oh my I was really impressed. This balm was creamy, not sticky, and had the most intoxicating rose fragrance. My porthole of knowledge ( google) told me it was for sale in the states, so I thought I’d grab some at home. Bad choice, most things are cheaper if you buy in the states,but because by terry is a french company, what was 30 euro in France is not 60 us dollars in the states. Sixty bucks for lip balm??? Are you nuts?  I know it’s crazy, but this product does double duty. It acts as an emollient and hydrator for your cuticles and it really works. Instantly absorbs and hydrates. Which is a tall order considering my hands are constantly dry from being in water. And then there’s the rose scent. No one does rose scented anything like the french. They somehow manage to scent things with flowers and not make them overwhelming. Food, make-up, parfum everything. So, if you are ever in the mood for a new balm, give By Terry’s Rose balm a try. You will not be disappointed. 

It's like a little trip to the spa for your lips. 

It's like a little trip to the spa for your lips.