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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

DIY, Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Pink Studded Nails

February 10, 2012

I bet you want to know how I did these pretty pink studded nails!

Aren’t they perfect for Valentines Day?!

One of my favorites that I have done so far.

What you need…

China Glaze Polish: Dance Baby (click here for their site)

China Glaze: Top Coat


Paper Towel

I hope all you lovelies heart this nail tutorial. Watch the video below to see how I did this . :)

Enjoy you V.DAY!


Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

The Wet Brush

February 2, 2012

My friend Jessica, who is a celebrity hair stylist recommended this brush to me. She said that this brush will detangle your hair without it ripping your hair off. My hair is crazy thick and wild! I ALWAYS get this weird knot at the bottom, I swear it looks like I have dreadlocks. haha Conditioner doesn’t even help it!

So when she told me about this brush I didn’t think much of it but when I saw it at the hair show this last weekend for $5 I had to buy it! So the next day after I got out of the shower I brushed my hair with this “Miracle” brush it took me seconds to take out the knots and it didn’t even hurt. Its weird, how does it do that? lol

The real test is when I try it out on my sons long hair and if he doesn’t complain then I am definitely naming this the miracle brush!

Try it! you can even purchase them on Amazon


Alana Dawn

DIY, Heart Beats

Perfect Stripped Nails

January 17, 2012


1. Paint your nails white. Let sry completely.

2. Cut tape into stripes and lay them evenly onto your nails.

3. Paint over the tape with black polish.

4. Peel tape off.

5. Top coat. Done!



Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Black Glitter Smokey Eye

January 11, 2012

Black Glitter Smokey Eye



What I used! :)

Base: White clown cake (Krylon)
Lid: Silver (Mehron)
Crease: Carbon (MAC)
Crease2: Copperplate (MAC) on top of carbon
Highlight: Nylon (MAC)

Glitter: reflects silver glitter (MAC)

Liner: Blacktrack (MAC)
waterline: smolder (MAC)

Lashes: Salon Perfect


Watch more video tutorials on my youtube channel,




Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats


January 6, 2012

My makeup of the day!

What I used:

1. Base: Painterly MAC

2. lid: Blanc Type MAC

3.Crease: Copperplate MAC

4.  Waterline: Smolder MAC and smoke it out wit parfait amour MAC

5.Lips: beet liner girl about town lipstick


Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Heart Beats

Melody Ehsani x Lady Art

January 5, 2012


a behind the scene photo I took with my little iphone, a little camera plus action and it looks professional!

Makeup: Alana Dawn

Stylist: Ashley Ludwin

Jewelry/Designer: Melody Ehsani

Melody is one of my good friends who I love! Her passion for her work is so inspiring, she puts LOVE into every piece she designs. Check out her entire look book below. :)