I had such a wonderful birthday celebration on Sunday at the Mondrian in LA to welcome my 30th year of life! Thanks to my wonderful sponsors I was able to offer my guests a goodie bag as my way of saying ‘thank you’ for helping me celebrate and for donating to one of my favorite charities, START Rescue.
If you’ve already seen my Get Ready With Me video for my birthday, you know I’m giving away one of these awesome goodie bags. Here’s what you need to do to enter:
1. Be a US or Canada resident.
2. Leave a comment on this blog post, and be sure to include your correct email address in case I need to contact you.
3. A winner will be chosen via random generator and announced on Friday, August 1.
At my party I asked guests not to bring gifts but instead bring donations for a good cause. If you feel like you might want to do something nice for me on my birthday, I am asking that you make a small donation (every dollar counts!) to Wildlife Waystation in Los Angeles. It is NOT a requirement to donate in order to enter the giveaway, I understand some of you may not be able to at this time, but it is optional in case you want to make my 30th birthday even more memorable! If you would like to donate, click here.
There’s no better time to rock a bronze glow than summer. We’re more tan, we’re wearing clothes that reveal our shoulders and décolleté… It’s the perfect time to bring out the sun goddess in us! I don’t normally go for a high-shine highlight; usually I keep it more subtle with just a hint of a glow at my cheekbones. But today I needed my bronze fix so I created a look that’s super glowy but took it easy on the eye makeup.
Lip gloss is one thing I just can’t seem to have enough of. The perfect nude, the perfect pink… The search never ends! Luckily I’ve added a few new favorites to my lip gloss collection thanks to theBalm‘s latest release, Read My Lips! This self-proclaimed ‘smart-mouthed’ lip gloss (packed with ginseng, by the way) comes in 11 gorgeous shades, some opaque and some sheer. If you’re into rich, luxe lip gloss shades, these are for you! I’ve already picked my favorites (Bam! and Snap!… Duh. You know I was going to go for the nude and the pink!) but the darker, more rich shades are to die for if you’re into a more dramatic lip.
A smoky eye isn’t in my usual beauty routine. I very rarely reach for my 4 different blending brushes to make a smoky look like this happen! But It had been a while since I’d ventured into dramatic territory so I figured I was due for an updated smoky eye makeup tutorial. This time I kept the lids glimmering in gold and focused most of the intensity on the bottom lash line for an extra smoky look.