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Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp

Makeup Monday- Wearable Cut Crease

January 12, 2015

Hello Beauties!!

So I wanted to share with you how I do an easy daytime cut crease eye shadow. As I was going through instagram, youtube and other social media, all I could find was over the top Cut Crease Looks. I wanted to something more wearable for any day of the week whether you’re going to work or school, and it can easily transition into a night out look if you want to top it off with glitter.

Let me know what you think! As always, share your looks with us! #LAMakeupMonday


Karissa Sig




Spotlight: Elev8 Boutique Long Beach, CA

October 8, 2012

Today’s spotlight is the cutest boutique in Long Beach, that so happens to be owned by my brother, Patrick Santa Ana.

 An eco friendly clothing store, which houses independent designers & launches new brands, carries refurbished, & vintage clothing & accessories for both men & women! They have an amazing sale rack offered everyday, as well as hundreds of one-of-a-kind, handmade jewerly, funky rings, necklaces and earrings and always vintage inspired gems floating around the store. 

Check them out on Facebook! Elev8

Their re-launch party is October 13, Saturday 7pm-11pm

DIY, Hair/MakeUp

DIY: Simple Braid Updo

September 13, 2012

A super easy updo you can do on yourself!

1. Part your hair (side looks cute with this look)

2. Section out the front hair and braid, make sure to secure the braid with a band

3. Gather the rest of the hair in the back and tie a ponytail. Braid that tail

4. Take the end of that tail and wrap it around the ponytail. Secure with bobby pins. Now you have a big, braided bun

5. Take the 2 front braids, coming from both sides of the ear and wrap those around the big braided bun.

and you have your self a cute, quick updo!


Short Hair Style- flat iron curl

December 27, 2011

My first short hair style tutorial! It is so much easier with short hair for me. I wake up with an automatic style. For this look I decided to use a flat iron to curl.

1. Section hair
2. Grab a medium amount of hair and place the flat iron parallel to the floor .
3. With hair in the iron, you are going to flip the iron around “ribboning” the hair in the iron. The slower you ‘ribbon’ your hair the curlier the result

Try it out and play with the flat iron. Works great on long hair too!!
xoxo Azelle


Purple Eye Liner

December 20, 2011

I normally do black eyeliner on my water line, but this morning I woke up wanting to do purple! I just got this purple eyeliner by Nabi at a local grocery store.  If you want to brighten up your daily makeup, try different colored liners on the bottom waterline! Purple also brings out the gold in your eyes!

XOXO Azelle

Beauty Tips

Limit Hand Sanitzers

December 17, 2011

Limit the use of hand sanitizers. I am guilty of this because I find sanitizers so convenient to use and kills a majority of germs.  But, it contains alcohol and that drys out your hands quickly, especially in winter weather.

Always have a moisturizer handy. In your purse, at work, your room, bathroom, car….
Choose a cream with glycerin to soften and urea to remove dead skin.

Beauty Tips

Chapped Lip Tip

December 16, 2011

Our unpredictable cold, windy, rainy weather often leads to chapped lips. Avoid “flavored” lip balms, it may increase irritation by licking your lips

Exfoliate your lips at night with a toothbrush, I like to use baby toothbrushes. I mix sugar and a little bit of olive or grapeseed oil to use for brushing my lips.

xoxo Azelle


Short hair don’t care!

December 16, 2011

I have been bored with my hair lately. I couldnt’ decide if i wanted to color it or just cut it! And with having long hair, or below my shoulders, I wanted a hair cut that would be noticeable. So initially I shaved one side, I know, that’s been done but I wanted to do it anyway. I was happy with the result but still wasn’t satisfied completely.  I knew that deep down inside Ive been wanting to just cut off my hair…. I mean cut it off… and I love it!
I still am planning on coloring it and go a little shorter next time.

XOXO Azelle