Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

Quick Braided Bun Tutorial

February 5, 2016

Here’s a quick change to our normal “effortless” bun…The Braided Bun, works best with long hair!

  1. I sprayed Paul Mitchell Dry Wax on my ends for some texture with a little shine and oil 
  2. Tie hair up, I like it pretty high so you can see the bun/braid
  3. Do a three strand braid
  4. When you get to the end of your braid, pull the sides of the braid to fatten it up, have a bigger braided bun
  5. Wrap it around your pony
  6. Bobby pin in place and lightly pull the braided bun


Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

Side Braid Hairstyle

February 2, 2016

Played around with some braids, didn’t know what to do with my hair so braided it and rolled it to a super easy side updo.

With all the hair to one side, I did a simple 3 strand braid.

Hold the end of the braid

Start pulling the sides of the braid to fatten and add texture.

Roll the braid up by your hair and pin.


Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

Dutch Braid to Side Fishtail

February 1, 2016

Had so much fun this past weekend with my client, getting her ready for a big wedding! She loves braids and so I created this style for her. With the help of pictures for inspiration and extensions! 

Step by Step:

  1. I blowdryed her hair smooth using Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray for some texture 
  2. Curled her hair with a 1 1/4″ iron while adding her extensions. 
  3. Started in the front and did a Dutch braid to the side of the fish tail
  4. Then incorporated all her hair to that side and continued to a fishtail 

We are so in love with it!! 

Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

Product Review: Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment

February 1, 2016


Best hair treatment ever!…. Well, right now it’s my favorite! 

I have to share this new hair treatment by Kenra,  Revive Treatment Strengthening Masque. Since I’ve received it, thank you Kenra!, I’ve been using it on all my major haircolor makeovers and have noticed the difference as soon as I rinse out the product from my clients hair. 

What is it? It is a concentrated conditioner that targets damaged hair while it saturates the hair with moisture and shine

How to use: after shampooing, use in replace of a normal conditioner and leave in hair for minimum 5 minutes. Then rinse. 

What’s to love? Your hair will feel so soft and healthy

Cost: it’s about $23.00

If you’ve tried it let us know what you think and comment below xoxo

Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation Review

January 25, 2016

Trying out the new Maybelline Dream Velvet Foundation for the day. I really wanted to try a foundation that I could grab at a local store. Good things I have heard about this foundation is that it is infused with water so it will hydrate your skin for 12 hours. Also used the Dream blender sponge and it made the application so easy!

Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

How To Get Soft Beach Waves Tutorial

November 10, 2015

Soft Beach Waves


So many of my clients ask how I do my soft beach wave curls, I finally made a video! Hope it helps! Here are a list of the products and tools I use pretty much all the time


Kenra Hot Spray– protects hair from heat

Kenra Silkening Mist– weightless shine that smells yummy!

Wet Brush – Key tool to giving it a soft look. Used on wet hair to help detangle (amazing!), but I use after curling on dry hair to blend the curls

BabyLiss Pro Nano Titanium Curling Iron– 1 1/4″ I loove this iron!!


Step by Step:

  1. on dry hair spray Kenra Hot Spray
  2. Part hair in half from center part down to nape and place on each side of shoulders
  3. section hair away (from bottom to top of crown)
  4. take medium amount of hair and curl AWAY from face
  5. continue until one side of your hair is done
  6. repeat on opposite side
  7. spray Kenra Silkening Mist all throughout for shine
  8. ***KEY to soft waves*** brush hair with wet brush :)




Azelle Santa Ana



DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Poison Ivy Halloween Makeup

October 30, 2015



Another part of my Comic Series, Poison Ivy!
Again the most important part is the color and the black lines.

That is what makes it more cartoon like oh and

of course the contacts are a big deal too :)



Products used:

Kryolan and Ben Nye Face Paints

Glue Stick from Target

Colored Contacts

Colored Hair Spray

Fake Leaves

Lashes from Fright Night Glam

Baby Powder




  1. Cover brows with glue stick, wait to dry.
  2. Then cover with white Ben Nye Clown Cake
  3. Set with Baby powder
  4. Using a neon green face paint from Kryolan neon palette, pat all over the face to shade face green.
  5.  Paint eye brows with an orange face paint.
  6. I used a bright melon gold pigment for my eyeshadow.
  7. Used black gel eyeliner for my eyeliner and to create lines around my face
  8. Lashes are from mesmerizing, fright night glam.
  9. color lips with a liquid matte lipstick
  10. apply yellow contacts
  11. spray hair orange using be wild jerome russell sprays.
  12. then make a leaf crown. :)
  13. shade and color in neck line with black face paint
  14. have funDSC04173

Wonder Woman

October 29, 2015



Wonder Woman Makeup Tutorial

How cool is this look?

I always have a favorite one and  this year its Wonder Woman!




Products used:

Contacts I purchased from a little boutique online, I have heard crazy things about contacts on the market right now so I would be very careful on where you purchase these.

For my face paint I used products form Kryolan, Ben Nye Makeup and Wolf Bros.


Hair Color Spray I used Jerome Russell Be Wild Spray.




To see the exact steps and everything I used check out my Youtube video below.


Tim Burton Cheshire Cat

October 29, 2015



Last year I turned myself into Cheshire Cat. But never had time to share the products I used.

Below is the florescent palette I used to get all the color on my face.

Kryolan UV Da Glow Palette

After using this palette, I also used Florescent eye shadows to set and

blend the face paint.








To get the bright colors for my hair I used:

Jerome Russell Color Hair Spray 






Salon Perfect Lashes- Demi Wispies -SavvySpice blog makeup tutorial


For my lashes I doubled up some Demi Wispies from Salon Perfect. 

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Have an Amazing Halloween!!!

  • Alana Dawn