The Wonders of Getting Enough Sleep

Beauty sleep is very much real. In fact, the BBC reported that sleep deficit has effects on your face, and eventually on your social life as well. They state that lack of sleep can make your face “significantly uglier,” making you appear unhealthy and unapproachable. The study conducted by the Karolinska Institute, found that people…

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A Girl’s Mission

The shoot started like any normal shoot with the call sheet of a model, stylist, makeup artist and of course, the photographer who had a vision of what we were going to help bring to life. I arrived with my hair and makeup kits ready to go, in an old victorian hotel in San Francisco’s…

Coconut Oil and Baking Soda Facial Scrub

This facial scrub is made of two natural ingredients, which are inexpensive and safe to use. It can be used for every skin type, even problematic skin. Ingredients: 1/2 cup coconut oil 1/2 cup baking soda Instructions: Warm the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds or less until it becomes liquid. Then, mix…

Introducing The NEW Pretty Girl App!

I created the Pretty Girl Makeup App for a number of reasons. I wanted to be able to reach my customes with updates and make it easy for them to be able to order products. I know how easy it is to say, “Oh, I’ll do it when I get home.” We all know what…

Everybody Needs a Break Sometimes!

It’s been a while since I have written on my blog. I have been MIA due to a much-needed break. At first, I was disgusted with myself for needing one, but then I realized my life was getting consumed with constant work and very little fun. I decided that between frequent photo-shoots, running Pretty Girl…

Makeup Trends I Wish Would Go Away

Too much self-tanner and bronzer is a major No-No! A light swipe of bronzer is a great way to warm up your skin and even fake a day at the beach, but more than that and you just look radioactive. A healthy glow is the goal Heavy liquid eyeliner worn during day on pale light skinned…

Happy Independence Day!

With so much talk of Health Care and Immigration during this 4th of July. I wanted to honor the 3 fabulously artist friends that I am blessed enough to work with. Karl Sanchez(@Karlsanchezmakeup) is from France, We are both represented by Look Artists Agency in San Francisco. The first time we met was at Neiman Marcus…

Treat Yo Self

Today I’m going to be sharing some at-home spa tricks for your Summer skin. Let’s take a half hour and treat ourselves to some much deserved relaxation. Summer is here and who isn’t loving all this heavenly sun?? However, after a long winter our skin needs some TLC to achieve and maintain that summer glow….

Choosing Your Cosmetic Lineup

Do you ever look at someone or at yourself in the mirror and something seems off? Often time we are using too dark or too light of a foundation on our skin. During winter months, our foundation is a shade or two lighter than in the sunny summer months. My best advice is to try…