DIY Pumpkin Facial

If there’s one thing I L-O-V-E, it’s this time of year! The weather allows for boots and scarves, cool breezes (Making it so I dont need to powder my nose nearly as often!), and best of all…PUMPKIN versions of all my faves…lattes, pies and even DIY FACIALS!!

Here’s an amazing one that helps repair, smooth and smells incredible!

Ingredients

2 teaspoons cooked or canned pumpkin (pureed)

1/2  teaspoon honey

1/4 teaspoon milk

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon spice

Directions

Combine all your ingredients and apply. (Avoiding eye area.)

Leave on for 15-20 minutes

Rinse with warm water.

Benefits

According to Divavillage.com Pumpkin is full of vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, potassium, alpha-carotene, zinc, beta carotene, and lutein. Pumpkin enzymes can soothe and protect your skin. These essential nutrients can reach deep within your pores and absorb quickly.Pumpkin nourishes dry skin instantly, giving you a healthy glow anytime your skin needs a boost!  Colder weather can make your skin especially dehydrated, and the brisk fall and winter breeze certainly doesn’t help. Pumpkin works as an accelerator for other ingredients, helping the skin absorb vital nutrients and vitamins quickly.

Happy Fall my favorite pamperers 🙂

xoxox

2011-Fashion Shoot VIDEO. Summers End

Here’s the long awaited Studio 7a photography‘s beautifully done romantic, hippy, fashion shoot video from October 2011. I was honored to be the hair and make up artist for this shoot..CLICK HERE to check out the behind the scenes “how to’s”. Enjoy Dolls! xo

Photographers & Videographers:

Jay Warren-Studio 7a photography

Lenny Lester- Life is a Postcard

Jason Taylor- Taylor Films

Hair and Make up:

xoxox

Fall Fashion Shoot 2011 x2

There is nothing like the excitement of incredible artists collaborating and the energy that is on location of professional shoots like these ones with Jay Warren of Studio 7a Photography. He is HANDS DOWN one of THE most inspiring artists I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and I find I continually give myself a little pinch because I am SO blessed to work with him! He pushes me daily to want to raise my bar. Enjoy these pictures…Have to admit Im pretty proud. 🙂

(And CLICK HERE here for some behind the scenes beauty tips, colors and products! ❤ )

I had SO much fun with this beauty’s red locks! Waves and curls were created with my trusty wand iron and end were left out from the barrel. Teasing was done throughout the midshaft with minimal lift throughout the base. TUTORIAL TO COME. Obsessed!:)

To working with people who inspire you to be your best,

xoxo

sneek peek of fall 2011 fashion shoot

Wednesday I had the pleasure of working on a beautiful fashion shoot in the country side of Murrieta, CA. It was a gorgeous day oozing with undeniable talent. Working with my amazing friend, Jay Warren of Studio 7a Photography along with Photographer Lenny Lesser and videographer Jason Taylor .
The focus of the shoot was to obtain high end and casual catalog fashion shots and collaborate with some great artists and beautiful models.

There were 3 models, all of which I had the pleasure of dolling up! Going with the Bohemian/Hippie/Vintage Rustic fashion looks, 2 of three models were first prepped with Goldwell’s Top Whip Mousse to create a base and hold for irons and braids. After dried all hair was misted with Enjoy’s Styling Spray as a working spray and thermal protectant and a Enzo no clamp iron was used to created soft romantic curls/translated waves topped with Sebastian’s ReShaper as the finishing spray. Traditional braids and a rope braid were showcased, as well as a reformed (modernized) milkmaid-braid.

Make up looks included light, minimal foundation and MAC’s Strobe cream were used to create a dewy look. Eyes were kept glowing with Urban Decay’s Naked Palette for gold and smokey tones, along side MAC’s Melon Pigment  (which was also used on the apples of the cheeks for a high light). Minimal eye liner was applied, just heavy mascara in my trusty waterproof Maybelline Great Lash and lips were lined with a natural liner and NYX Mega Shine lip Gloss in Sugar Pie.

Overall a great day..and Im beyond excited to show off more of the shots. 🙂

from the girl who glosses up the beauties,

xoxo