Sunday, December 23, 2012

We kind of like Christmas photo shoots

My very best friend happens to be a wonderful photographer and each year we come up with a theme and head to Kakie's hundred acres in the woods and spend the day dressing up and posing like models and laughing and at the end of it all we end up with some Rivera girls pics.

2010 Rockstar Chicks

2011 Cute Nerds

And now the 2012 photo shoot, Funky Ballerina along with the makeup I used for each of us.

Ileana's makeup
MAC Face and Body foundation in N1
Urban Decay Naked 2 Foxy eyeshadow across the whole lid
Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in onyx-lined the up and lower water line
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Dramatic Volume mascara in black applied generously to the upper and lower lashes
Urban Decay Naked 2 Tease eyeshadow applied to the brows with a brow brush
Bobbie Brown Nude Pink blush applied through the cheek bone
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Lose Powder applied as a highlighter through the cheeks
MAC lip glass in Wee Coquette

Daniella's makeup
Neutrogena Skin Clearing oil-free foundation in Nude
Clinique Almost Powder in Neutral
Urban Decay Naked 2 Foxy eyeshadow over the whole lid and Tease through the crease
Maybelline Unstoppable eyeliner in onyx on the top water line
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Dramatic Volume Mascara in Black
Dramatic, winged out false lashes
Urban Decay Naked 2 Busted and Blackout eyeshadow mixed together and applied to the eyebrows
MAC Harmony blush through the cheekbones
MAC SIlver Dusk Iridescent loose powder as a highlighter on the cheeks
MAC Cyber lipstick (doesn't she look fierce?!)

My Makeup
MAC Face and Body Foundation in N1
Clinique Almost Powder in Neutral Fair
Urban Decay Naked 2 Foxy and Tease eyeshadow applied to the lid and through the crease
Urban Decay Naked 2 Busted and Blackout eyeshadow applied to the brows
Urban Decay Naked 2 Blackout applied with an angled liner brush to the upper and lower lash line
Max Factor 2000 Calorie Extreme Lash Pumper mascara in Black Velvet
Bobbie Brown Pale Pink and Nude Pink Blush applied to the cheeks
MAC Silver Dusk Iridescent Loose Powder applied as a highlighter to the cheeks
MAC Creme De Nude Lipstick

May your Christmas be Merry!


Sunday, December 9, 2012

I love birthdays

Happy 22nd Birthday to me! This birthday reminds me of a story from my community college days with my best friend Mary Kathryn.

We had heard about this guy who talked to walls and people who weren’t really there, basically he was crazy, but harmless and his name was Ryan. But we had never seen him and we had been going to college for almost 2 whole semester. So he was like the phantom crazy guy. The very last day of school I just had one gift left to hand out to a professor and I stopped inside the L.A. building to write in the card. Mary Kathryn was telling me a story when all of a sudden, out of no where, we hear, “Hey you cute, both ya’ll are.” I turned around and there he was. “Oh you got a lil’ baby face, how old you guys?” we didn't tell him we were sixteen, we just stared at him. “Are you 21? I know your not 22!  Seriously, how old you guys?” And still we stared. “Do you know the bad thing about being 21? Your siblings want you to go buy them alcohol. But you say NO! How old you guys? For real...are you 21? Do you want to come stay at my house for the summer? Do you come from dat way or dis way? You probably come from dat way. Well, you take dat lil’ road, you know what I am talkin’ bout? Then you will see dis car, hail damage on the left fender, and your there. We gonna have fun” And with that he waved and walked away. We laughed and then I looked at my note of gratitude and it read “have a summer.” So much for my sweet note! I stopped by the college the other day for transcripts and he was still there…talking to a wall. Some things never change....I miss those days that I thought would last for ever, it seems like yesterday I was worried about Algebra and thought 22 was forever away!

GB tribal print wedges from my sweet family, my mom wasn't too crazy about them!
But I just adore them.

Silver Dusk iridescent highlighter powder from MAC. Completely in love with this
sheer shimmer.

My mom found these vintage pink and white ruffle saucers six months ago and
kept them hidden away from me all that time! They match my pink and white ruffle plates!

Bobbi Brown is wonderful, let's all agree about this. Ok? Ok! Nude Pink and Pale Pink blush!!!
Being 22 is fun!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Holiday Special

This is the time of year for photo shoots, fancy dinner parties, and holiday fun. In honor of the season, I am offering a makeup special now through the New Year. My holiday pricing is $75.00 for a full makeup session including brows, and lashes. If you have a special look in mind message me a picture or description on fb or leave a comment below! Here are some of my holiday favorites!

Images from google for inspirational purposes only