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April 2013


Project: Long hair and Layers

April 29, 2013

One of my favorite things to do is adding layers to LONG hair! I just LOVE the way it looks! 

For Long/Fine hair- you can create the appearance of fullness

For Long/Thick hair- you can remove a lot of the weight, which allows for easier styling and faster blow dry time

Here’s one of my girls who has extremely long hair, medium density, yes All hers- no extensions! lol

Before and After:

xoxo Azelle


Day 3 of Nume

April 26, 2013

Day 3 on my NUME wand

Today is my 3rd day of the same curls from my NUME wand. On the first day of curls my hair looks similar to the photo below, the curls are tighter.As the days go on my curls loosen and start to look like a natural beach wave.

The trick… I brush my hair with my fingers and use dry shampoo to keep it fresh. I don’t like to wash my hair everyday because it strips it from its natural oils and it also takes forever to do. haha

To see how i use my NUME WAND click here.  

Back view of my curls, love how my curls look the 2nd and 3rd day. 

 Love you guys!

Yours Truly, 

Alana Dawn 


My #tbt shoot with Sisanie

April 25, 2013

Love this photoshoot with Sisanie and Laffit, from kiis fm, some time back. Sisanie is one of the funnest, sweetest, ambitious woman I know! She’s also one of the DJs on KIIS fm and all over USA. You can hear her midday on 102.7 kiis fm.

Just looking through some old pictures. This is my #tbt, it was just a fun shoot for Sisanie’s collection. 

One of the looks was a high end/avant garde type. I gave her a high bun and pre made some hair balls to pin on the bun.

The other look was a simple ponytail with a twist

Can’t wait to do another fun shoot!

xoxo Azelle


Prom Look 2013

April 25, 2013
Prom Look #1
Makeup of the Day
If you guys have been following me you obviously know I love makeup with a pop of color.I did the above makeup look using this palette from Urban Decay (click here)
I showed you the colors I used and placement in the photos above.
Prep: Apply Painterly paint pot from MAC all over your lid to keep your shadow from creasing, and it will brighten up the shadow as well. 
1.  Apply Maui Wowe shadow to the center of your lid with a flat brush. 
2. on your inner crease apply grifter, you can mix in a bit of last call to brighten up the pink. 
3. Apply chopper to your upper crease blending the colors together. 
4. Next apply polyester bride to the highlight, right below your eyebrows using a flat brush. 
5. Using a pencil brush, take mildew and smoke it out right below your lower lash line. 
6. Take Oil Slick and apply it to the outer corner of your eye, on your top and lower lid. 
7. Apply House of lashes in Noir Fairy using DUO
8. Then shape and shade your brows using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Genius and Pro Palette. 
Lipliner: Embrace Me from MAC line and slightly fill them in 
Lipstick: Pink Nouveaufrom MAC 
Gloss: Apply Angel Lipglass from MAC just to the center of your lips. 
Face makeup is all Belleto Studio Airbrush Foundation! (F3 and F5) 
What do you think? leave a comment on what look you want to se next :) or find me on instagram @alanadawn
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Review: Belletto Studio

April 24, 2013

Belleto Studio Review 

I finally have time to write about the Belleto Studio System. Above is a photo of how my foundation turned out after using the Belleto Airbrush System. 

I used colors F3 for my whole face and F5 where you would contour to give my face some definition. I like how the foundation turned out, it gives you a matte finish almost like you set it with powder. 

The application is easy, you place a few drops into the cup of the system and you spray it on, I like to spray my foundation on when the dial is on med, then slowly release the product onto my face in a circular motion so that the product gets placed evenly. 

The photo above was taken after 5 hours of wear. What do you think?

to purchase use the promo code “alanadawn” (lowercase)

until next time, 

Alana Dawn 


From Cali to Chi-town

April 17, 2013

Love my cousin!! She is such a traveller working for an amazing company doing Quality Control for cosmetics! I was in awe when she met up with Chanel Cosmetics!!

Anyway, On one of her visits she let me cut and color her hair.

The Cut: added Soft layers and customized it more when it was dry to remove some weight on the top, this allows more movement and less layers on the bottom for a fuller effect

The Color:  Added highlights with warmer tones

The Style:  On wet hair I sprayed Bumble and Bumble Thickening Spray, then dry with a blow dryer and curl. I love adding beach wave curls with my hot tools curling iron, they get so hot! I used a 1 1/4″ iron

XOXO Azelle


Bridal Updo Trial: Low Bun

April 16, 2013

Low Bun Updo

This style for a wedding is so timeless. Perfect for the bride if she wants a classic look. I know it’s not the best picture quality but it really is pretty!

We have more beautiful bridal hair and makeup pictures on 

XOXO Azelle


Project Ombre: Coachella ready

April 15, 2013

Project Ombre: Coachella Read

Got my client, Celia of ready for Coachella! She wanted to go lighter with her ombre to have a little more dramatic effect and a contrast with her darker base.

The Color: Lightened her ends and toned with an ash, kept her base a warm brown.

The Style: 1″ iron, by Hot Tools, and did some beach waves

The Products: Biolage Exquisite Oil, for super soft hair, perfect for thick hair

xoxo Azelle

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Natural Soft Look

April 15, 2013

Makeup of the Day:

Since all of you wanted to know these colors here they are :)
The colors and steps are very simple.

Step 1: Apply Amber lights from MAC all over your lid with a flat brush

Step 2: The softly brush soft brown across your crease with a blending brush.

Step 3: Apply rice paper from MAC on your highlight. 

Step 4: finish the eyes by applying house of lashes in the style bombshell to your lash line. 



I did my brows using the Anasatasia brow genius kit.


Apply Lady Danger all over your lips and use a dab of

clear gloss right on the center of your lips. 

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DIY “heroine” lipstick

April 9, 2013

I have yet to get “heroine” lipstick from MAC so I decided to mix colors to make a color similar to it. 



1. Take a deep plum lip liner, I used Vino from MAC, line your lips and slightly fill them in. 

2. I took a purple liner  (24/7 glide on from Urban Decay)  and filled the rest of my lips in. 

3. Then I took a bright pink lipstick, Impassioned from MAC and dabbed it to the center of my lips. 

4. Optional: Apply clear lipglass to your lips. 


or buy buy heroine lipstick from here.


Steps on my eye makeup are on a previous post.