As a model, there is a type of photoshoot you do every once and a while called a “creative” or a “test.” Basically what this means is just a photoshoot that isn’t for a brand, where the makeup artist, photographer, and model all hopefully use the photos to build their portfolio. Wanted to share some fresh creative shots from a shoot I did the other day in LA!
It’s funny because when I first started modeling (wayyyy back in the day when I was 15) I HATED when makeup artists didn’t use mascara on me. Always thought my eyes looked so weird without black eyelashes. Now I feel the complete opposite! I finally love the way I look without mascara, and am happy to shoot with none at all 🙂
Maybe that comes along with the fact that I am getting older or I’ve just given up and accepted myself as-is. 😂
Anywho, no vlog in today’s post! Just wanted to share some fun new shots with you. And on that note… need to go edit my next video!
Looking back on some of my older videos (okay… MOST of them) I just CRINGE. I don’t know what I was doing or who I was trying to be but that shit AIN’T ME folks. I guess when I started YouTube I thought I had to be “bigger” than I am in real life. Took me a long time to figure out how to just be myself on camera.
With that, not only has my makeup routine changed significantly since I started filming (no more “baking” or thick ass makeup that looks like shizen in real life) but also you can now see me doing my makeup without trying WAY too friggin hard to build some sort of “online persona.” Now you just get boring old me lolol. But I think that’s better than fake me (aka what I used to do when the camera started recording a year ago.)
I really love making this kind of chill video, so make sure you head over to my youtube channel and leave some love if you like this too! It helps me know what kind of stuff you want to see.
Also, here are the links for all the products used in today’s video!
Today’s vlog is one I’ve been wanting to make for a MINUTE, but is actually a bit challenging to create a ‘behind the scenes’ video of a photoshoot. This is because when I am at a photoshoot, ya girl is WORKIN! But this particular shoot was a “test shoot” so I felt more comfortable bringing out my camera and vlogging as well. If you watch the video above I describe what a test/creative photoshoot is and explain what’s going on.
Well lookie here friends! Troy and I have been dating for a year! 💞
This little milestone definitely called for a glam tutorial dedicated to the occasion. I mean, the man has put up with my sh*t for an entire year, the very least I could do was look cute for our date. LOL. Kidding… kind of/sort of/not really. 😜
Troy if you are reading this (I honestly don’t know if he reads my blog LOL) you’re the best. And I love you very much. ❤
ANYWHO (I won’t bore you with gushy stuff), this glam was done with just a few products, because I am working with a small portion of my makeup kit while traveling here in Costa Rica. And carrying around the small amount of makeup I brought honestly still feels like way too much. It gets so heavy!!
So I was kind of forced to design this look with just a few products. And, I wanted to make it easy so that you can do it at home as well. In all my makeup tutorials I really try and clearly explain my steps, so that you can get the same result!
Does it help?? Have you recreated one of my looks? Or, used any of the tips and are now obsessed? TELLLLL MEEEE!!! I would legit be shook if you sent me a pic recreating one of my looks. SHOOK TO THE CORE. So pls do 🙂 email@example.com. Or just slide into my insta dms. You know how it isssss.
MINI TRAVEL UPDATE:
Today is officially the last day of our two weeks in Santa Teresa, and we are moving on to Montezuma tomorrow! Then to Jaco. Going to be a busy weekend cuz I will be VLOGGING DA WHOLE THINGGGGG (love vlogs, they are so fun) and we will be moving around lots. Can’t wait to see the next AirBnb we have booked, it has MAJOR jungle treehouse vibes.
TALK SOON babe!
PS: Please give my video a “THUMBS UP” on youtube!! Still new to the YT game and that helps me lots 💗
This video was created due to popular request…. LOL. I feel like people always say that when nobody actually requested anything. But, in this situation it seems people are very interested in how I do my eyebrows lol. And it just so happens that I have LOTS of wisdom to share on the subtle art that is eyebrows.
This video was 45 mins long, and I condensed it into 6 minutes of goodness for your viewing pleasure.
***A quick little rant before we get started here***
One thing that has been driving me NUTS, like totally bonkers, lately is how there’s this trend of big time makeup artists doing brows FIRST.
WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WHY. 😩
It. Is. So. WRONG.
I had a rather ragey bit in this video that took up about 2 minutes where I went deep into why it should be illegal to do your brows first, but it took up too much time so I had to cut it in editing lol.
But alas, I WILL BE HEARD!
Let me explain why it makes NO SENSE AT ALL to do your brows first when glamming.
When putting on foundation, you will move them or get foundation on them and mess them up.
When concealing, the same as above.
When blending, the same as above.
And after you’ ve messed them up by doing steps 1 – 3, you will have to re-do them in the end anyways.
WHICH IS WHY, my brows, will always and forever be done LAST! After I’m finished with the other 6 million steps it takes to get this girl looking beat.
Phew, already feeling better now that I have gotten this out on the internet. It was necessary. Can’t be having you thinking it’s okay to start glam with your brows. The thought of it causes me severe anxiety. 💀 (<– that’s me, ded from brow anxiety.)
I need a prosecco now to recover from this traumatic experience we’ve just had here.
LOL. I kid.
But I really do feel very strongly confused at why anyone would ever do brows first.
***RANT OVER*** (and far too liberal use of caps lock in this post, apologies)
SO yeah. Back to my video and the awesome contents of said video…
I shared the BEST tips and tricks on how to get natural, bombbbbdiggity lookin’ brows in this tutorial! Some VERY REAL pro tips in here that are easy to integrate into your makeup routine.
Oh one more thing… I only used 2 PRODUCTS. Yeah, it’s actually a pretty practical and useful tutorial if I do say so myself in my entirely biased opinion. 😇
This blog just got outta hand so quick lol! Ya girl is fired up rn with all this talk of starting glam with brows.
Ya girl cannot wait. I am so impatient with these things. Not going to lie the last few weeks in Vancouver have felt like a lifetime. Time always seems to move extra extra slow when you are excited about something.
Do you feel like that too ever?
Anywho… I’ve got about 6 million chores to do before I leave. Really annoying pre-travel stuff haha. SO IMA GO DO THAT.
Every birthday over the age of 25 just gets worse. I swear. I’m not even willing to type out how old I’m turning because teens will think I am ancient. Teens, do you read my blog? I feel like you don’t….. 15 year olds thing anyone over 20 is soooooooo old. *cue eyeroll* I know this because one time I told my 14 year old cousin that “I really liked instagram” and she told me “instagram is for old people.” I laughed it off like it was no big deal (because I am obviously a chill/cool/hip older cousin), but I really went home and cried.
The entire experience was V traumatic.
To console my rapidly aging self…
***PAUSE FOR DISCLAIMER*** to anyone reading this who is older than me and thinking “you little piece of sh*t you are so young”….. 1) You remember what it was like when you suddenly went from your early 20’s nearing 30. PRACTICE EMPATHY MY FRIENDS. 🙏🏻 2) I know 27 is actually SO YOUNG it’s cray cray. I am just being dramatic/jokey/this is all in good fun. 😝
*Back to the regularly scheduled programming*
To console my rapidly aging self, I made this video on how I’m gonna glam myself UP for my birthday this Sunday! And, more importantly, I made this video so everyone knows my birthday is coming and sends gifts. 😉
Anywho, this makeup tutorial is a bit longer than I normally do, but it is honestly SO HARD to fit a full face glam into under 10 mins, PLUS this time I did two different first impressions in the video as well. One of which was the Sephora birthday gift for this year. Which is V relevant cuz you need to know what to pick when your birthday comes!!
Lots of good stuff in this one.
Take a gander, and if you like the tutorial pretty pleaseeeeeeee go to Skinny Belle Youtube and throw a thumbs up on this bad boy. It helps a lot. And it makes me feel happeh inside. V V happeh. 😊
My latest beauty tutorial is here – how to get perfect eyelashes!!!👀 I get asked almost daily about my lashes, if they are fake, and if not, which mascara do I use?!
All V good questions.
Because when people see me WITHOUT mascara (referencing the horrifying image on the left) they never believe that my eyelashes are real. So, here we have it! The super-duper-officially-official eyelash tutorial. And proof that I don’t wear falsies every day. 😂 Because, ain’t nobody got time for THAT. 🙅🏼
I am obsessed with this video because there are SO MANY GOOD TIPPITY TIPS IN IT!! ✔ It’s great being able to share all the tricks I learned over my many years modeling and working with makeup artists.
And makeup is fun. I’m never not having fun whilst glamming. So there’s that too.
What do you guys think? Do you like this beauty tutorial? Or, do you have another favourite? Comment and let me know!
Ifffffff you like this tutorial, pleaseeeee click here and give it a thumbs up 👍🏼 on YouTube! I’m still a noobie in the Youtube world, and the “thumbs up” really helps my content get seen. 🙏🏼 Pls and thankssssyou! ❤
Also: thanks for your patience with the quality of my videos. It’s still only been about 3 months since I first shared a video, and I didn’t even notice the EXTREME difference in quality between my first posted video and now. I actually had someone comment on YouTube the other day saying how I used to look really shy and awkward and now I am being myself and the quality of my editing/filming has improved drastically. After she commented I went back and watched my earlier videos… OH MY GOD. I am already so embaressed and want to delete hahaha. Fuck. Oh well. They will be there for us all to laugh at I guess. Anyways, kind of a random tangent I am on here but I just wanted to thank you for your patience — I am so used to being photographed and writing all the time, but the video thing is new for me. The learning curve has beena wee bit steep, but I promise you things will be better and better with every edit. If there is something you ever want to see, please TELL ME! Slide on into my dms, comment here, whatever. I value your input a LOT. ❤
LOVE YOU ALL. GOOD LUCK IN THE OLYMPICS! WHICHEVER TEAM YOU ARE CHEERING FOR! The whole world has come together for this event. Pretty epic considering the climate of things right now. (Again, the olympics really has taken over my life lolz.)
But first, I need to tell you something. Or, bitch. Whatever.
There is good news, and bad news.
This Valentine’s Day makeup tutorial is so damn good. It is the perfect flirty, natural, yet sexy look for the big day. We even use some Kylie Cosmetics products, which always make for a big sexy pout. 💋 And the eyes are a bit more spicy than normal with pink tones and a soft winged liner.
(This is the part where I bitch. Sorry but I need to tell you what is going on!!)
I posted this last night on YouTube, and it was LIT. So many views, comments, and likes! As a new YouTuber, that is a V big deal. And I was stoked!
This morning I woke up to a bunch of messages telling me that the video randomly cuts off 3/4 of the way through the tutorial. 😭 There was no way to fix this, so I had to delete my video and repost it (the version you see above.)
This majorly sucksssssss.
Re-posting a video means losing all momentum from the awesome possum engagement I had on the original version. NO FUN AT ALL. 🙅🏼 Apparently this issue of videos getting cut off was happening to a bunch of other people this week as well. 😔
Anyways, I’m in the process of healing my mind, body, and soul from this deep trauma. LOL totally kidding, but it did suck.
Needless to say, the whole situation was frustrating. But now I’ve gotten it all out, and we can move right along.