Cozy Sweaters and Messy Hair...

So we have had a pretty warm winter in Houston this year, but some rainy days just make you want to bring out those cozy sweaters.  I am in love with this pink sweater from Forever 21.  I also recently discovered a new favorite nailpolish from Target and it's called Defy & Inspire!  The color I'm wearing is Pinky Promise.  I usually do my own nails so I'm always on the search for beautiful colors that don't easily chip.  I've gotta tell you that it has been 4 days and not a single I'm pretty much in love :)

I hope everyone stays safe out in this rainy weather and hopefully we get a few more days of winter before summertime arrives in the H.

Spotlight on my favorite MUA!

So a few weeks ago I got a little chance to model for one of California's hottest makeup artists!  Erika and I became friends on social media before actually meeting...and I was truly impressed because she's just as beautiful in person as she is in all of her photographs (and not to mention her amazing personality).  I was pretty excited when she reached out to me and asked me to be one of her makeup models, and I was actually free that evening so it worked out great.  

Erika is a San Francisco based freelance makeup artist. Erika has experience both on set and behind the scenes at fashion & swimwear shows. She not only has experience working in both makeup & hair but also has a background in fine art which is evident in her flawless beauty looks.  She is also a licensed cosmetologist.  She is making the big move from California to Texas, and will be traveling back and forth.  If you need a MUA in the Houston area, I highly recommend her!  Here is a link to her website.  She has all sorts of different packages and if something is not listed you can contact her to see if she can make it happen.  

I'm going to admit that I'm very picky when I get my makeup done because oftentimes I feel that I look very different and I guess it doesn't feel very natural.  Sometimes I think if you are used to a natural face without makeup, you just feel extremely overdone.  Honestly speaking for photography purposes, it is just perfect.  I feel it is always better to get your makeup done professionally if you are taking important pictures or if you have an important event because you will end up looking flawless!  Someone like Erika who is experienced with the art of makeup will highlight and contour your face to accentuate your features and so when the light hits your face it will truly reflect in a beautiful way.  

Anyway with Erika it was just a whole different experience.  She did my makeup so beautiful, and so natural and I really felt that I looked flawless!  She used gold tones to match my accessories and hair and she really made my eyes stand out, which is my favorite part!  I really wish I could do my makeup like that and in fact I really need to sit there with her this summer and learn from her because she has such amazing skills.  If she hosts any workshops or makeup classes, I will definitely let you all know because I will be the first to sign up.  Erika really takes the art of makeup to another level.  Her background in art is evident because she uses a person's face as her canvas and really enhances the bone structure to create a very flawless and elegant look.

I'm extremely excited to have found such an amazing makeup artist and new friend in Houston, so I'm awaiting her big move to Texas!  I will have lots of future collaborations with her, so be sure to go and follow her on social media.

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