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February 2012



February 22, 2012

Last week I got to work with this new artist, Chantel.

HairStylist: Adrianne

Stylist: Danielle (Digit)

Makeup: Alana Dawn (me)

you can’t really tell in the photo but the makeup was super glittery!


Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

SoulPancake For the OWN Network

February 21, 2012

I am so grateful to be working with these amazing people! They are so positive and creative and I couldn’t ask for a better group of people that I would want to be around. These are short episodes that air on the OWN Network.

My life long goal is to meet OPRAH! I have not done that yet but working for something that aires on her Network is very close so maybe soon :/ plus I love the concept and everyone on set is awesome! They want me to bring Azella! (picture above is Azella and I on set)

The crew setting up this huge old vintage TV set that they made themselves!

Below are a few of the episodes that have already aired, you’ll get the idea of the show when you see these episodes. Hopefully they will extended the length of the show and they can turn into 30minute episodes. :) 

Heart Beats

Basket Weave Hair Inspiration

February 17, 2012

I was browsing through a hair magazine and got so inspired to do this hair for a photoshoot. I love hair to be used as a canvas to work on. This basket weave look is amazing! I need to do this!

Hair stylist Chris Vandehey used Aquage Defining Gel to wrap and sculpt the hair. He sealed the look with Aquage working spray.



DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Adeles Grammy Makeup Tutorial

February 16, 2012

Adele looked STUNNING at the Grammys! She was by far best all around with her makeup, hair, gown! I can just go on and on about how gorgeous she looked. So my picture is a little exposed due to the flash but if you watch the video I recreated EXACTLY how Adeles makeup looked for the red carpet and for her performance! She went for the classic old Hollywood look and she pulled it off perfectly!

I love that she made this album from her past experience with an EX. We all have those “bad” experiences but the fact her album was successful her EX must be kicking himself in the butt right now! hahah I love it!

So here is the 2nd look. All her makeup Artist did was add a little bit more color to her crease and instead of her bright red lip they gave her more of a natural pink lipstick.

Click on the video below to see how to get this look and what products to use!

Hope you all LOVE it! For more of my videos click go to (click on link).



Alana Dawn

Beauty Tips, DIY

Striped Nail Video Tutorial

February 15, 2012

I hope you all had a great Valentines Day. Some of you are still celebrating V.Day with your loved ones this weekend. I posted this nail look a few weeks back and I just finished editing a video. Good Nail Art video wether you are celebrating V.Day or not :)

Look how easy it is to get perfectly striped nails in just a few minutes. Watch the video below.

Heart you all!


Alana Dawn 

Beauty Tips

Valentine’s Day Nails

February 14, 2012

I love how today is filled with so much Love!! This is an amazing feeling to have everyday!

I did last minute Valentines day nails! I used white polish by OPI alpine snow, flashy fuchsia by Sally hansen, and a black art liner for designs.




XOXO Azelle

DIY, Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Happy Valentines Day

February 14, 2012

So today is the day you celebrate love with your special someone. If you don’t have a date or aren’t in a relationship (so overrated lol ) its a day to love yourself, to remind yourself that you are worth it, you are loved by good friends and family and deserve to have this day to yourself. :)

My favorite bible verse on love…

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

-Corinthians 13:4–8

For everyone who has not seen my posts. Here are some makeup and nail ideas you can do for your special date. :)

a romantic look using the naked palette from Urban Decay. I got so many requests asking me to do a few looks using these colors and this is what I came up with. :)


A fun flirty eyeliner for a night out.

Romantic Soft Smokey Eyes

Fun Black and white Striped Nails

Black Matte Nail Polish and Hearts

and finally pink studded nails



Alana Dawn

Beauty Tips

Essie Spring 2012 Collection

February 13, 2012

Pastels and Neons mixed together! So pretty.

Essie’s Spring 2012 Collection has 6 colors, 3 pastels and 3 neons.

1. Navigate her (new growth green)

2. A crewed interest (pretty pursuable peach)

3. Olé caliente (spicy scarlet fever)

4. Orange, it’s obvious! (headstrong outspoken orange)

5. To buy or not to buy (limitless lilac shimmer)

6. Tour de finance (incandescent fuchsia futures)

xoxo Azelle

Beauty Tips, DIY

Matte Heart Nails

February 12, 2012

Count Down:

2 Days til LOVE day! if you have that special someone you are going to spend your V.Day with you should manicure your nails to look like these. It says Valentines Day without being in your face! How adorable are these?

I used China Glaze black nail polish.

and China Glaze Matte Magic nail polish! this is my new favorite. All you have to do is apply a coat or 2 on top of any color polish and it turns the polish into a flat finish! AMAZING!

So here is another picture of my fabulous nails without the red heart on my ring finger.

To learn how I did the hearts and see exactly what I did step by step check out my video below. :)

I hope you guys LOVE!!!


Alana Dawn