New Blog: Vinyl Blush



New blog alert! If you were wondering where I’ve been hop on over to Vinyl Blush, my new blog, which I named after two of my loves: music and makeup. These two things are almost magical in making people feel more empowered, which is the goal of the site. I will be covering beauty, fashion, health, entertainment and more!

Feel free to provide me with feedback or requests for future posts. You can subscribe on the site to receive email updates. Hope you enjoy it!



June Favorites

Hope you all have been having a wonderful start to your summer! Mine has definitely been a roller coaster ride. Check out my June Favorites video to find out where I have been all month and what I have been loving during that time. I talk about my updated foundation routine for the summer and rediscovering my love of playing with color.

P.S. My blog has been hella dry because I am working on a new one. Follow me on my social media outlets or subscribe to this blog to receive an email update when I switch over to my new site.

Beauty Obsessions: Winter 2014 Edition

I’m taking a break from filming tutorials while I’m in brow rehab. In the meantime, check out my current beauty favorites from recent purchases. 

Let me know what are your current must haves or recent discoveries in a comment below.

Haul: Tom Ford, YSL & Chanel


This haul’s theme was “mo’ money, mo’ problems.” I’m testing the waters of the luxury beauty world and I was less than enthused when I spent more on a particular item and the sticker shock exacerbated gripes that would have probably been minor had I paid a much lower price. I know it is unrealistic, but I expect 100% satisfaction from the Tom Ford’s and Chanel’s of the world. But like anything else, it will take trial and error to find each brand’s strengths and weaknesses according to my taste. 

Click here to see the video and find out what I loved and what I was over from my collective haul.

Tutorial: Pop of Color Eye Makeup

I’m super excited to share this makeup tutorial I made for Seventeen Magazine featuring a crazy pop of green on the eyes that is perfect for the spring , which can’t come any sooner. I was over the winter before it started and with good reason – this year has been brutal.

Click here to watch the tutorial.

Haul: Hourglass, Urban Decay, Drugstore & More

It has been a few weeks since I filmed a haul video but don’t think I have not been shopping lol. I will say I have been doing better and researching before going crazy and picking up, for example, Hourglass’ Ambient Lighting Blush in every color (confession: I have barely had a chance to play with the two I mentioned in the video and I already want to add Luminous Flush to the collection). Click here to check out my latest purchases that I am so excited about.

Tutorial: Neutral Makeup For Date Night

Date Night Makeup Tutorial

When it comes to a Valentine’s Day look, for me it is more about the outfit than the makeup. It inspired me to create a neutral look that won’t compete with what you decide to wear. I added some sparkle on the lid and an insane cheekbone highlight for those of us who can’t go without at least a little bit drama. Click here to watch the tutorial.