Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The Truth About Sulfates||VBD Investigates

its time to come clean...

Sulfates have been getting publicly dissed for a few years now and people generally cringe when they find out that their beloved hair product contains-gasp-sulfates!! But let's stop for a second, what exactly are sulfates??

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

||July Beauty Buys||

a healthy face is a happy face...

As July came to a close, I realized that this month I mostly bought skin care items. Honestly, in the summer heat, I seldom want to wear makeup and would like to go makeup-free more often. That being said, I've recently been thinking seriously about my skin and how I take care of it. I was in a pinch and left with no face cleanser, toner, or moisturizer!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Besame Beauty at Miss L Fire's

besame girls are glamorous girls...

Miss L Fire, a UK based vintage inspired footwear company, held a 1940s makeup demo at their store in Hollywood. I attended this event two months ago but still thought it was worth sharing with you all! It was a fun time--complete with snacks, fabulous goodie bags, and a chance to chat with the creators of Besame and Miss L Fire!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

What's in my makeup bag?|June Edition|

it's in the bag...

I've never been one to hoard makeup, but I thought it was time to spotlight my bag and what products I'm currently using on a daily basis. Especially in the warmer months, I like to keep my coverage natural and the products to a minimum.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

3 Things You Need to Know About Choosing Foundation

its all about that base...

Today I'm going to be focusing on liquid foundations. There are many factors to consider when making your choices; such as the occasion and your lifestyle. You need a foundation to suit these needs and fit your routine. Foundation is the most important element to get right. A poor choice can ruin the overall effect of your great eyelashes--or distract from your bold lip color.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

9 MUST HAVES for Vintage Hairstyling

 I can remember back in the day when I was scrounging for tips to help me style my hair vintage. I wished someone would just explain things to me! I had loads of questions like "How did women in the 1940s do it? What tools do I need? And What in the world is setting lotion? " Thankfully, the Internet is now full of great blogs and resources that can help you learn to style your own fabulous vintage hair. Everyone is different and has their own preferences, but these are the tools that I can't live without!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Beauty Haul|The Makeup Show L.A. 2015

When it comes to makeup, I am definitely on the lookout for some new favorites. I decided to attend The Makeup Show for the first time this year. Geared toward makeup professionals, there were lots of free demos and opportunities to further your product knowledge and pick up a few tips from the masters of makeup. Among them were Ashanta Shariff, James Vincent, and Orlando Santiago. I'm quite satisfied with this haul. I went out of my comfort zone and went with some brands that I've never used before.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Product Review|Stila Pallette: In the Light

Stila in the the Light Eyeshadow Pallette |This was my first stila pallette and I really love it. The colors are very versatile With 10 shades to play with, I can get loads of different looks from this little guy! The color payoff is quite good and the texture is nice. I really like the mix of shimmers and mattes, it keeps from me looking too reflective, if you know what I mean. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Channeling Grace:A Vintage Photo Shoot

1950s vintage hairstyle via

Last week I was so excited do be involved in a photo shoot for my salon. A vintage style was required and I delivered. Here are some snapshots I took that day. (Apologies for the low-quality phone pics!) I really enjoyed it and can't wait for next time!