Thursday, November 5, 2009


MAKE UP FOR EVER is celebrating it's 25 years of fabulousness by offering a limited edition set of it's 'Aqua Eyes' pencils. The second I opened this little box of treasures it made me feel artistically inspired!

You get 25 gorgeous colors of these incredible eyeliners in a sturdy tin case! It's a bit of an investment, but the value is fantastic! Especially for those of you that are professionals, this kit is an excellent addition to your collection. These pencils are magic, they go on smooth, silky, and vibrant yet somehow are still wonderfully waterproof! Now I never have to dig through a bag of pencils again where the tops fall off making a mess of everything.

I'm all giddy for this new goody, and I can't wait to play with each and every color!

Go ahead and treat yourself, or put it on your wish list... the holidays are right around the corner!

Aqua Eyes Collector Set $249 (valued at $425)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


by Peter Thomas Roth

I have always wished there was a solution for my clients that have trouble growing in over plucked eyebrows. Now that wish has seemingly come true! This eyebrow conditioning treatment supposedly will make your sparse uneven brows appear noticeably thicker and fuller.

The .14 oz container does put a small dent in your wallet at $85 a pop. But I know for a fact that for those who have to fill in their brow's bald spots everyday, that is a small price to pay to fix this beauty burden!

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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

NOW CARRYING 'JAO' Hand Refresher!

The all natural, refreshing sanitizer that won't dry out your hands. It is packed with essential oils such as tea tree oil, clary sage, and lavender, that give it antiseptic, moisturizing and therapeutic properties. Jao's multi-purpose products are specially formulated without dyes, petroleum or artificial fragrances.
I use it obsessively, not only to sanitize but to freshen up... It's been absolutely essential to carry around in the miami summer heat. I honestly don't leave home without it! Come by the studio to covet this beauty cult item of the industries top professionals.

Beauty from the Outside-In

As my awareness of toxicity levels in cosmetics has grown, I have made it a mission to find products that not only make you beautiful on the outside, but on the inside as well.

You may think, well it's just makeup, is it really getting into my system? The answer is yes. Lipsticks/ glosses don't just disappear into thin air in between touch ups, and same goes for foundations, powders, etc. It is absorbed into your skin which can lead to ingredients getting into the bloodstream.

When scanning the back of your products keep an eye out for any 'parabens' and talc. Both have been linked to various cancers. For instance, cosmetic grade talc has been scientifically linked to ovarian cancer for many years now.

So what can you do to start living cleaner and greener? Keep an eye out for the many natural products that are now on the market. They are all over the beauty industry now, and are looking better than ever. My first concern with going natural was whether they could create the same quality final product as the many other goodies in my makeup kit. I can honestly say that I have found a line that truly does stand up to the level of quality that I am used to. That line is Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics.

I am now carrying the full line in my studio in South Beach, and it makes me feel so good to be able to share this beauty secret with my clients. From the varieties of coverage in the foundations and concealers, to the gorgeous pigments of the eyeshadows and blushes, this line really brings it. All while cramming in 'good for you' ingredients such as pomegranite , green tea, and algae extracts.

sunbeam circle delete pure pressed base Nighttime Eyeshadow Palette

Come on in for a consultation to get your personalized clean, green, makeup makeover~
Or go to the Jane Iredale website and browse all the goodies they have to offer.

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Makeup Studio in SOBE CALM!! Come See!

Finally I have a little studio in South Beach! It's in a wonderful private spa/wellness center called SOBE CALM. It's a very homey and calm environment where people can come and get beautified from head to toe!
Come in for the works...
Do a private pilates lesson with a pro, then get a fantastic facial from Tatum Fritts (skin specialist extraordinaire), a massage that will change your outlook on life, a mani/pedi from the famous Tuka, a beautiful new hair do, and then of course the icing on the cake... Magnificent Makeup by Me!
We are making a valiant effort to be clean, green, tree hugging mamas, so come on in and learn how you too can start to detoxify your life!

Sobe Calm, be beautiful, be healthy, be you.

Location: 1301 Alton Road, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Call for appointments: 305 531 5994
To reach me directly for makeup appointments call:305 484 0478

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Easy on the Eyes

making eyes easy...

To my surprise she really brought the goods with her makeup line, from quality of the products to the sexy packaging. I haven't gotten a chance to try everything in the line, but one thing that I bought and love are her "True Romance" eye shadow palettes. I got both 'Ludwig' (warm earthy tones) and 'Beethoven' (icy cool tones). The shadows have great pigment, go on smooth, and have nice staying power. Both palettes have 8 shades, giving you all that you need to create any look no matter what time of day or outfit you're rockin'.

Of course I have about a gazillion different shadows and love them all for different reasons. But these are now what I reach for when I'm about to hit the road. They really consolidate my travel kit, and for someone who is a chronic over-packer that is a Huge deal!

sold at sephora...


"The Sensual Skin Enhancer"

I am not often impressed when it comes to foundations and concealers. There seems to always be something wrong... not enough coverage... good coverage but too greasy or cakey.. bad color choices, etc.
But I must say that this one is different! A silky smooth result that will cover all blemishes and discolorations! I swear I heard angels sing when I first pressed this product to my face.
No it is not cheap.. at $45 for .63oz pot. But you are paying for quality with this one. The beautiful thing is, a little goes a long way. I swear, a dab will do ya with this creamy concoction. You can just concentrate it in the areas it's needed most, and then blend outward around the rest of your face. Just dust a loose powder on top and you're instantly flawless and fabulous. With the 12 shades that he created you are sure to find the perfect fit.

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Happy Shopping!

Runway Inspiration: "It's big, it's bold, it's a Blast from the Past"


Yes these looks are a bit extreme for the average gal, but if you want to take runway to the real way take it down a notch... or a few notches.

To bring this 60's/70's inspiration to your personal beauty routine you could start with LASHES!

They are always a sure bet to make your eyes look big and beautiful. And no.. it's not just for the pro's. Go to your local Walgreens or CVS and you will find a ton of options in the beauty section. Usually they're next to the nail stuff. To get the full effect I recommend going with the strip lashes, my personal favorites are #117, #45, #110, and #105. But if you want something a little more natural go with #53 which is a more like a "demi lash" which means it is smaller in length. So on those who have big eyes it will start in the middle of the lash and just lengthen the outer corners of your lashes, opening the eyes up and out. If you have smaller eyes then these are a good fit for the entire lash. Where as if you used the other styles you would most likely have to trim them to fit. If you don't trim you risk it looking messy and poking you in the eye which isn't fun for anyone. Make sure you pick up some lash glue as well and then follow these easy steps.
(side note: using a magnifying mirror is a big help)


1. Carefully take the lashes out of the container. They are delicate, and if you pull too hard you can damage the structure of the lash which will make it look bizarre.

2. Make sure you put on your mascara and some eye liner at the base of your lashes. This will help them blend.

3. Hold the glue free lash up to your eye to see where you want it to go and to see if you need to trim the ends at all.

4. Squeeze some lash glue on your hand or a pallette. Then take the back of a makeup brush or tweezers, dip that into the glue and then smooth a thin layer of glue along the entire strip of the lash.

5. While looking in the mirror lift up your chin and look down to the mirror, giving you a better view of your lash line. Holding the strip from the middle and on the tips of the lash, lay the lash right at the base of your natural lash line. Secure the middle first, then let go and go back to push the rest of the strip down.

6. Wait a few minutes for it to dry ( it will go from white to clear). Then add another coat of mascara and more liner to make it blend, and to pop the eyes even more!

In addition to the lashes you can add some color to your eyes to continue this vintage look. Think fun and flirty spring hues, like pinks and greens. To compliment those big bambi eyes a glossy lip is always key. Also pump up the volume with your hair, use big rollers after you blow it out, then do a little teasing at the root on the top of your scalp. Brush it back, spray some volumizing hair spray, and voila! Your are instantly a sexy siren right out of a bond movie!