What’s in my Beauty Fridge

So I finally got a mini beauty fridge (thanks Easter Bunny)! I did not want to fill it with all of my products as they would not all fit, so I put a few of the ones that I use the most.

Here are the products listed:

  1. Eye Mask : gotta keep these cool so they can work their very best and depuff the area around your skin
  2. Lip Mask : same goes for this one, these keep your lips plump, but I think mostly its just a self-care patch to apply anywhere on your face that needs to depuff
  3. Bye Bye Undereye Cream : This is one of my favorite products since I feel like my dark circles are so prominent
  4. Exfoliating energy facial with enzymes : Youth to the People created this mask that I have been trying a few times a week and I love it! I am still testing it out in my mini-fridge
  5. Jade Roller : I have heard mixed things about jade rollers and recently it’s not very good, but for a quick depuff in the morning it actually works for me
  6. Firming Mask : Kiehl’s ginger left and hibiscus firming mask just feels better when it is cooler and makes my skin feel rejuvenated

What areyour go-to beauty products?

Gucci Beauty Pop- Up

The thing I love about LA is there is always a pop-up or something fun around the corner. I work nearby a building where there are frequent pop-ups. I have seen Lulu’s, gym shark and now Gucci take vacancy in the space.

Gucci’s pop-up I actually would have had no idea about! But we stumbled upon it and my co-worker found out it is open to the public. It was a photo op experience, which I had no idea about until I got inside. I remember the door man telling us the tags for all of the pictures we take and I said, oh I won’t be taking pictures because I don’t look great, I just came from work. He probably thought, “well she’s in the wrong place”.

Luckily they had beauty touch ups with their new lipsticks and mascara so the photos did not come out absolutely terrible.. however if I had known it was a photo op I definitely would have prepared a bit more!

I love the color of the lipstick the I tried, it was a rusty colored red and let me tell you, the mascara is EVERYTHING! Not going to lie, I didn’t think that mascara’s were too different other than the brushes that were used. BUT, the best mascara’s I have ever used on their own have been Chanel and now Gucci. I definitely would recommend as they are super splurge worthy.

All in all, I am so happy I went and I would say wherever you are based to check out the places that are always right under your nose.

Link Lovin

I started reading three articles a day over the holiday break. Most days I read only 1 or 2 but I always shot to read at least three. I never really use my twitter but I decided to start using it for finding articles to check out regarding fashion, celebrities, beauty, and trends.

Social media is always a tricky one as there are so many things it can be used for; showing off, investigating, news, etc. I choose to use each platform differently, and until now, I never really had a purpose for going on twitter every day. I use the discover page to learn about news in general as well as find out more about big breaking stories in the media. I always scroll all the way down to fashion and beauty and the bigger publications have their most recent stories posted.

  1. Influencers over the age of 60
  2. Fashion Trends Analytics of 2019 
  3. Florence Pugh on her age gap relationship 
  4. Latinx-owned beauty brands as mentioned by Nylon 
  5. Have you heard of Kevyn Aucoin’s new Glass Glow Face product? You should! 
  6. Greta Thunberg on Climate change as told by British Vogue 

Got a favorite publication? What is it?

Makeup Tips from the Pros

So if you read my last blog post about the Who What Wear event, you know that I was able to attend a few master classes with celebrity makeup artists Pati Dubroff whose clients include Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Elizabeth Olsen and another class with makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan whose clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sabrina Carpenter.

I learned a ton of tips and tricks and of course I just had to share! Here is a video featuring some of the tips, but if you would rather read along here is what I learned:


 

Kelsey Deenihan’s holiday looks:

Prep Skin, then apply foundation on face EXCEPT for the under-eye area. Add an under eye mask while doing your eye shadow and when you’re done, then apply concealer to the under-eye area.

Pat in concealer with your fingers

Smudging brown liner between lashes gives a fuller effect

For your lashes, wiggle at the root then swipe for length

Pat your bronzer into your cheeks for the illusion of a “face lift”

 

Product recommendations:

Chanel Water Fresh Tint was a huge hit for both classes as the product is light and has bursting particles which diffuse the color of the product when they are broken up

Lus Lash Glue has an amazing hold

Kiehl’s Blurring Primer 

 

 

Pati Dubroff’s Celeb-Inspired Beauty Looks:

Skin prep is a NECESSITY. The more you pamper and wake up the skin, the less makeup you will need

Prep with icing and massaging

Add moisturizer to the perimeter and not the center, add to where you would want highlight so for example your upper cheekbones but not your t-zone

You want to use a lighter colored foundation/concealer in the center of the face to add brightness and you want it to be matte. Matte primers work well for this.

Mix your foundations so you can get perfect color and it works well year-round.

You want either a strong lip/brow combo OR a strong eyeshadow never all three because you need balance on the face

 

 

Product Recommendations:

Chanel’s Soleil de Tan is perfect for a light finish and the perfect bronzer

A fluffy brush with space in between so that the product is not so dense on your skin but is light and airy

 

 

Something both makeup artists mentioned:

Your Fingers are your best tool

You want natural, light, bright and airy makeup

Minimal Layering

 

 

 

 

Who What Wear Event

The great thing about LA is that there are always amazing pop-ups here! They can be hard to keep up with, but when I hear about a great one, I definitely have to attend! Who What Wear is one of the go-to places for beauty, fashion, and entertainment! For someone like me that works in the fashion industry and has a blogging side hustle, this is a great place to keep up with the trends!

I attended The Line Up by Who What Wear on both Friday and Saturday and it was a cannot miss event! They had a killer bar for samples where you get to pick out which ones you want to take home, and some amazing products to try and hear more about.

For a girl like me who has only one go-to makeup look, this was a life saver! (I am going to do a whole other blog post on the makeup tips and tricks I learned next!

I was lucky enough to be able to attend two of the masterclasses with celebrity makeup artists Pati Dubroff whose clients include Margot Robbie, Priyanka Chopra and Elizabeth Olsen and fellow makeup artist Kelsey Deenihan whose clients include Millie Bobby Brown, Kelsea Ballerini, and Sabrina Carpenter!

I learned so many helpful tips and tricks I had NEVER heard of and let me tell you did they work! I am that girl that will sit there taking notes on her phone for every detail I did not know!

Let’s talk samples! Who What Wear is, of course, a well-known company and had amazing samples to show for it. They brought together amazing, well-known

brands such as Anastasia Beverly Hills, Deva Curl, Boscia, Too Faced, Dyson and more! I even received a bag of Chanel products from one of the masterclasses.

As for the outfit, this is something I felt totally comfortable wearing all day. I am in love with the floral pattern against the all black. Also, I cannot get over these boots, they were a Christmas present to myself and I am beyond obsessed with them! They are so comfortable and I did not need to break them in like normal boots. I think everyone needs a pair no matter what part of the country you are from!

Me with Pati Dubroff

Blazer : Lulu’s // Boots : Steve Madden

Rainy Day in LA

All I could think when taking these pictures was props to bloggers and influencers who live somewhere that is always rainy or cold, like maybe Seattle? I was wanting that golden hour glow and instead, I got gloom!

So I went for a casual, simple neutral look. While it was just a bit chilly, opting for a coat option just seemed best since it goes well with the weather. I thought of some rainy weather staples as well as a few things that I like to do for those few days a year when it like to really come down here in LA!

Click on the link to see a few of my favorite rainy day pieces:

Rain Boots

Clear Umbrella

Teddy Coat

Rain Coat

 

I also just feel like rainy days are those days when you finally finish that book you’ve been wanting to read, you eat that tin of ice cream and you watch that Disney movie with your puppy! Here are a few more ideas:

  • Go to the movies and get a jumbo popcorn
  • Walk around the mall
  • Stay home and clean out your closet
  • Make it a girls night in
  • Read your favorite magazine
  • Do something creative
  • Call someone you haven’t talked to in a while

Coat : Forever 21 // Jeans : Levis

 

 

Favorite Links from Around the Web

Every once in awhile I like to share my Friday Faves but I thought I would mix it up a bit and share some interesting links that I found on the internet!

The internet is a HUGE place! I don’t really think we get that (well at least I don’t) since I don’t know anyone that ever goes to the second page when you search something on Google! What are your favorite things to search for or look at on the Internet? I definitely go for funny videos, (follow me at briana.nicole03 on tik tok) recipes, how-tos and news!

Fashion

Lifestyle

Top : Lulu’s // Jeans : Lulu’s (Levis) // Bag : TopShop