Getting Ready For The Makeup Show!

Getting Ready For The Makeup Show!

I am currently getting ready for the makeup show in Orlando. What girl doesn’t love make up? Throughout the years I have gotten more and more interested in the artistry of makeup. Growing up my mother taught me the basics. She wasn’t into wearing a lot of makeup, but I grew up as a dancer, so makeup was very important on stage.

I had my moments were my makeup was a mess, OMG if I showed you pictures! Thanks to youtube and other platforms I have been able to learn more about products & techniques. This upcoming weekend I will be attending the Makeup show in Orlando, FL. The Makeup Show is one of the biggest pro make up events in the USA. It brings people from all over the world, Many professionals in the field teach techniques and share great insights from the industry. Definitely check out The MakeUp show to learn more about this awesome event.

Here are some current trends from MakeUp artist James Vincent:

In Your Own Skin

Natural Skin is a must have for the summer months. Look to the Red Carpet, runway or your favorite fashion magazines and you will see models and celebrities wearing makeup that is barely there featuring a soft matte finish. A sheerer coverage complexion with strategic warmth and shine is flattering for any face. Chose a long wear or waterproof option for optimum summer wear. A few of our favorites are Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Foundation and MAKE UP FOR EVER Waterblend. For additional hold and perspiration control, try Alcone or Mehron anti shine and sweat products as a primer. The pros swear by them to keep clients looking cool in the most intense heat.

Bright Eyed Wonder

Bold, beautiful pops of color were the perfect addition to summer and resort runways this season. As all over eyeshadow, a bold swipe of eyeliner or a bit of brightly colored mascara are a few ways to take the trend to your everyday. Try Danessa Myricks ColorFix for a long wear pro favorite that can be used as cream shadow, liner, mascara or lip. Marc Jacobs Beauty Highliners add a touch of bright color with a simple application. Colored Mascara from Kryolan is an excellent pro classic available in his from bright neons to bold jewel tones and take just a minimal amount of makeup skill.

Graphic Designs

Neo Graphic Liner is an easy summer choice. Pair a bold black liner with any lip from barely there to a daring red and it will always work. Traditional cat eyes are a bit blockier this season or try a sexy, smudgy cat eye for an unforgettable modern look. Stila Microtip Stay All Day Eyeliner allows you to create any shape effortlessly. Stillazzi Borderline Intense Gel Eyeliner is quickly becoming a pro favorite that’s easy to apply, featuring a super durable formula that looks fantastic from day to late night.

Glitterati

Glitter is never going away. This summer we are seeing easy glitter looks along the eyelid as liner or shadow. Try Mehron’s new Echo Pressed Glitter Palette for a no mess, easy option that works well on its own or overshadow. Stila Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadow have a large variety of beautiful summer shades that apply with one swipe. For a more ethereal glitter experience, look to Danessa Myricks Beauty, Kryolan or MAKE UP FOR EVER for the most magnificent glitter makeup options.

Smoke Screen

The smoky eye never fails to make a return for fall. This season we see an eye that uses texture for impacts as well as color. Combine different formulas for off the runway, editorial looks that work well for every day. MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Pencils are the perfect base for smudgy, sexy lines. Layer on a gel liner like Stillazi or a cream product like Danessa Myricks Colorfix for added drama. Finish with your favorite shimmer shadow like Cozzette metallics in a rich, blue tone and you have an easy and unforgettable smoky eye that is seasonal as well as sensational.

I can’t wait to share more with you guys about The makeup show. I will definitely be creating a post about all the cool insights and the goodies I find on the post. Hope you guys enjoy these trends & if you have any trends that you would like to share please do.

with love,

 

 

 

 

 

 

How To Tap Into Your Creativity

How To Tap into Your Creativity

Even if you are not creative, you can tap into your creativity. Yes, you read that right you have creativity inside of you. Some people think that there is no creativity inside of them whatsoever, but it’s wrong. Tapping into your creativity can bring many advantages & positive things in your life. Doing something you enjoy, or learning a new skill doesn’t have to be perfect. All you need is your commitment to go for it. Studies have shown the number of benefits that creativity brings into your life. Take a read into this article ” 5 ways creativity positively affects your life”.

Why live life with the same routine? Life doesn’t have to be like that for you. Maybe you have been wanting to get into photography, drawing, painting, DIY, dancing any creative skill. The time is here, don’t wait any longer. Creativity is always available to you and I want to help you tap into it.

Go to a museum or a gallery

Going outside of your usual places will spark creativity. Do a google search around your area, & find a museum or gallery. There are so many artistic people sharing their work. A lot of the museums or galleries are FREE! so definitely take advantage.

Set aside time

Setting time of your day to create something is important. Let’s be honest sometimes we become too lazy, scheduling your creative time will help you so much. Think of this time as a self-care, or me time. We all need a little time for ourselves away from the madness of our everyday lives.

Look up videos or images for ideas

There are tons of tutorials on YouTube. I love to follow illustrators or people that do DIYs. It really creates a spark in me to get out of my comfort zone as an artist. Pinterest is another great platform to find inspiration.

Sleep

Sleep goes hand in hand with creativity. You will not be able to survive a long day, come home and sit to create anything if you haven’t slept. Getting rest is important for your brain, even if is a little nap of 30 mins, will help you so much.

Visit an art store

Take a random trip to the nearest store by you. Look at all the products they have there. Get yourself some crayons, color pencils, paints or anything that you can think of to make something. I advise you to look up the store and see if they have an app. For example; Joann & Michaels have an app where they have coupons. You can use them and save a lot of money.

I have been a creative person since I was little. But don’t get it twisted I hit walls sometimes where I don’t know what to create. This tips that I have shared with you today, I have also applied them to my creative life. So you are not alone in this journey! I hope you found this post helpful, and feel free to share with me what are you creating, or do to tap into creativity.

with love,

 

Fall Pieces To Incorporate Into Your Closet

Fall Pieces To Incorporate Into Your Closet

I am currently taking a deep breath and saying goodbye to the summer. But when I go outside it feels like summer still. I went to Starbucks and the pumpkin spice lattes are being served, OMG!! So I am definitely saying goodbye to the summer. I am getting my closet ready because fall & winter are my favorite seasons. Today I want to share with you guys about my latest collaboration with Standards & Practices.

As much as I love fashion, I am very particular where I buy my clothes. When I went to fashion school I learned more about fabrics and construction. Since then my life has not been the same. I have watched many documentaries, and have read news in regards to fast fashion. If you don’t know what fast fashion is please please do yourself a favor and do your research. By the Way, post coming soon in regards to this topic.

Working with brands that believe in providing garments made with great quality, and that are not breaking the rules is very important for me. I strongly believe that investing in pieces that are made out of good quality fabrics, and eco-friendly will not only help your budget but the environment.

Standards & Practices it’s a brand that is dedicated to the women who want to stay on trend, on a budget and always fashion forward. Their pieces are very well made, with great fabrics. They are eco-friendly using greener technology and innovative designs. 

My 1st fall piece

Is the Milla Sheer Black Skimmer Top. A top with sheer sleeves, very flattering to your body, sheer back with a detailed zipper in the middle. It goes very well with any kind of bottoms or a pencil skirt.

My 2nd fall piece

Bardot High Waist Basic Rinsed Denim Knit Ankle Skinny Jeans

Denim is always a must-have. I finally found a pair that is Comfortable and stretchy, being a latin woman with some hips it’s very hard to find jeans that fit me well.

I truly like these two pieces. Both fit perfectly into my wardrobe. Remember to add Pieces that are versatile, fashion-forward, and eco- friendly. Check out Standards & practices, you will fall in love with their denim, is to die for. Use my code MISFIT to get 25% of your purchase. Hope you guys enjoyed this post and wishing you all the best for this fall. Before I leave… what pieces are you incorporating this fall? share on the comment box! I really want to know.

with love,

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Standards & Practices. All opinions are 100% my own.