My sister and I were going to a trunk show in Montecito, California and I wanted a look that was fresh, but not overdone.  I also wanted to play up my features in a way that was playful and pretty, not sexy and sultry… this was a daytime event with ladies who lunch and I wanted a look that was on point and respectful without sacrificing any style.  My sister suggested playing up my brows and lips and leaving my eyes clean and simple.  Her suggestion was spot-on… and this has now become one of my go-to makeup looks. Check out the video below for the simple step-by-step tutorial to achieving this bold look.


Coachella Weekend 1 has come and gone.  Coachella Weekend 2 is on the horizon.  All kinds of other music festivals are going off this summer (a little shout out to Santa Barbara’s own gem of a festival, Lucidity, which I attended… and loved).  If you want to embrace the festival vibe, but still keep your locks tamed, try out this simple “hippie headband” created by Kiki E. (currently featured on Totally Love It).