Thursday, April 30, 2009

Me doing what I love!

Just some of my stuff while I was doing a job in Texas.
(Can't bring all my stuff on a 20 hours road trip drive) Had to leave some room for the kids and hubby stuff =)
More stuff but didn't have room to lay it out on the table. Makeup has been majorly upgraded since lol
My airbrush machine and gun. I use Iwata
My studio in Miami

If you don't have this chair get one! omg it makes life a lot easier!

Me hard at work doing bridal makeup, just some of my makeup. Can't bring everything to work with ya lol.
It's a lot easier to pack makeup in a zip lock bag for each person esp. when your doing 5 or more client's at the same time.

Here are some photo's of me doing what I love! So yesterday I had to pay my Dr. a visit and get my ear taken care of. It still hurts and now it's both ears! Great! I'm in so much pain but what can I do.. at least I went to get it check out and got medication for it. So 20 more day's till my induce date! grrr I'm so happy yet I'm so scare of the labor pain.. I had both my kids natural so I know what pain is and how freaken painful it is.. It seem like it was just yesterday that I gave birth to my daughter and man it was sooo painful.. Who ever said it's not painful was lying! lol
So I was tag by the lovely abcgrrrl-

what is your current obsession?
Bugaboo stroller, I keep wanting to deck out the stroller, like buying a liner and changing the stroller colors and ect.. Anything baby right now.. I'm preparing my nest!

what is your weirdest obsession?

Finding something wrong with myself, like a pimple or just something on face or body.. grrr I hate it!

What are you wearing today?
yoga pants and a v-neck tee..

what's your favorite comfort food?
Sticky rice and my Asian baby back ribs. Good thing I love love too cook!

What would make today special?
If someone can take all these pain away for me, even if it's just for a day. Would be nice to be pain free.
I would like to be stress free even just for an hour would be great.

what would you like to learn to do?
I would like to learn so many things in life and right now I can't think of it my mind is like blah blah..

what's the last thing you bought?
Hall's cough drops & my medication

what are you listening to right now?
Beside listen to Sonia & Kai going at it I'm just listen to what ever Noah has on in his office. He blast it loud enough for us all to hear. Mostly house and trance.

what is your favorite weather?
If I had it my way I would like the weather to stay in the low 60's-70's with a really nice breeze.


what is your most challenging goal right now? Giving birth in 20 day's! I have been having nightmares about giving birth, although this is my third child.
I had both of my kids natural so I know how painful it's going to be.. I feel sick to my stomach just thinking about the pain!



what do you think about the person who tagged you? She's a sweet heart!

if you could swap lives with anyone for one day who would it be and why?
I love my life and love and adore my hubby & kids and I couldn't image being without them. I know they feel the same way and wouldn't ever want me to swap lives with anyone.


If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
I would just want to go to Texas and visit my family. I miss them like crazy! I love how my mom pampers the crap out of me...



which language do you want to learn?
Spanish! I should have pay more attention while I was in Spanish class. Living in Miami means you better some sort of Spanish.lol
English isn't the first language here it's spanish!


what do you look for in a friend?
Someone who I'll be able to share anything and everything with. Someone who understands me and can put up with my mood swing.




who do you want to meet in person?

I'm looking forward to meeting my daughter who has been in my belly for 9 months now! I want to see her and hold her already!




If you had $100 now what would you spend it on?
I want some sushi! I have to wait since I'm pregnant, I would spend my money on food! I love to eat!


favorite designer?
Chanel and I love Maricano


Do you admire anyone's style?
I like Fergie's style very sexy but always classy.



Describe your personal style
I love looking and feeling sexy. My style is fun and sexy!



what's your favorite ice cream flavor?
chocolate chips!Chunky money & almond swiss



what is your favorite makeup brand?
Mac cosmetics, Chanel, Nars and Dior


what makeup do you use a lot?
Chanel foundation and powder, Mac belightful,Mac pink plaid and velevet teddy lipstick my favorite lipstick


Do you get enough beauty sleep? yes or no?
Nope not at all.. I'll be lucky to even get 4-5 hours of sleep.



Why did you start your (beauty) blog?
I needed something to do! Other then that I've been wanting to write a beauty blog for the longest and love meeting other mua and people who loves makeup.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Mac Rose romance Haul




So today I really needed to get out of the house. My daughter has been sick for the past two days, She had a really high fever for the past two days. I have a ear infection so it made matters worse because I was in a lot of pain and she was crying non-stop.
I felt like pulling my hair out! Good thing her fever went down and she's feeling a lot better now. Sonia is back to her naughty self again.. I'm still dealing with my ear pain.. Today I felt the need to get out of the house since cabin fever was eating me alive! We went to have Mexican food at this awesome Mexican place in Naples. The best taco's ever!! I'm really not a fan of Mexican food but this place was the sh*t!~
My hubby's favorite place and did I mention it was a hour in a half drive to the place and of course to Mac lol We live on a island so just to get off the island takes about 35 min and another 30 min to get on the highway, then 3o more min to the mall.. lol I wanted to go to Mac to check out the Rose romance collection. I like to see things in person rather then online. I hate shopping online, I hate the wait and things always looks so different online.

I didn't get too crazy as I would have liked too..
Here are just a few things I picked up, Since I will be going to Mac again on Sunday.


My mini Rose romance collection<3> Et tu, Bouquet
Pigment-Mutiny,Circa plum
Rose beauty power-Blush of youth
Might get summer rose on Sunday (Still thinking about it)

Lipstick- A rose romance, Angel, fresh brew. She forgot to add-
Odyssey & way to love, so I will have to get it on Sunday. =( Mac roll case- I might be selling the brush case it's brand spanking new so If anyone would like to buy it let me know. With shipping $40.00 Still in plastic packing

Mac Sculpting powder in palette-Sculpt, shadester & bone biege
Mac powder palette-

Mac lightful deep creme
Mac Strobe creme- Very good for highlighting
Mac brush-#138
Mac brush-#174

My friend Meela that works at mac gave me a stack of their face chart!
Last but not least my chanel foundation & powder. I use Chanel but would like to go back to usin
Mac since it's way cheaper!
Sunday I will be attending Mac Bridal master class..Oh I def. can not wait! I just hope I don't go into labor from now till Sunday lol I've been looking forward to the bridal master class, since I do a lot of bridal makeup. =)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

My family! keeps getting bigger =)

Sonia lovess playing with makeup. Like mother like daughter lol I use to play with my mom's makeup all the time when I was a kid. My mom said she totally get's it from me.





My other son Bambam





My hubby & me wif our little princess
missing our little handsome prince in this photo.
He was in the wedding so he was busy taking pictures with the bride/groom.





My two beautiful kids





My son Kai & baby girl Sonia






My daughter Sonia.

I'm a full time mom/wifey to my hubby & kids and another one on the way. I have about 3 weeks left to go before I give birth.I work full time as a manager for
two different company which has nothing to do with makeup once so ever.
I manage a tire/wheel business for my hubby, which I have to deal with dude's
everyday and just because your a woman they think I have no clue about tires or wheels. Yet I know a lot more then a lot of the males I work with.. They just think just because your a woman you have no clue when it comes to car. It's my full time job from Monday-Friday along with being a house wife and on the weekend I'm busy with my makeup.. I had to put it on hold till I give birth, I'm totally itching to do makeup though. I don't want to do it on myself right now since I look and feel so fat.. Although I know it's baby fat, I still would rather wait till I get back to my regular self. I keep telling myself just a few weeks to go =) As for now I will be posting up some of my clients photo's a lot is bridal makeup since I do a lot of bridal makeup. Only thing with bridal makeup is that you can't get all dramatic. It's more of a natural/glam makeup.Still fun though.. Well anyways here are some photo's of me and my family, thought I share it with you guys..








k much love!




Julie




Friday, April 24, 2009

Makeup brush review





Here is a photo of my makeup tool belt and of course my brushes.
I still need to buy more brushes most of the brushes are Mac, Chanel, Nars, Body & soul.
I wanted to take more photo's but my camera ran out of batteries lol my daughter was playing with the camera.
My tool belt is getting so full that I needed something else to put them in, I order the Mac roll case coming in this Monday.

So here is my reviews on brushes and what I use most of the time when I'm working:
*Foundation - Body & soul#8 or Mac #190 -Since I do Airbrush makeup I haven't really been able to use any of my foundation brush. =( I still try to put it to use tho.
*Concealer - Mac #195
*Powder-Mac#187 or Mac # 129
*Highlight-Mac #189 Mac # 188
*Brushes for eye lid- * Mac-239 & mac 242
*Eye shadows blending brushes- If you have smaller eye's try -Nars #12 I love this brush!
*Nars #13 is another favorite for creating a smoky look.
*Nars # 14 is great to create a smoky look at the outer corner because it has a really tight tip.
*Body & soul # 3 so great for blending. I swear by this brush and can not live without!
http://bodyandsoul.com/
*mac #226 is so much better then mac #222 and Mac # 217
It's about time mac comes out with a smaller blending brush-Mac # 226 is a lot more tight and smaller then the 222 & 217 esp. for people who have smaller eyes like me.
*Smoothing and cleaning up brow bone I use -Mac # 224
I love fan brushes, I use this to clean up any loose or fallen makeup-Mac #184
*Eye liner brush-Mac # 209 or Sonia Kashuk liner brush It's actually better then the mac #209 and a lot cheaper.
*eyebrows-Anastasia angled cut small # 15

So here are some of my favorites, Once I find more time I will be adding more to the list.
I didn't mean to follow myself lol but I'm still new to this whole blog thing..





















Looking for extoic and fun jewelry ladies..
Other then doing makeup my sister and I have a jewelry business together.
We sell beautiful and fashionable jewelry.
Here are some photo's and I will be trying to upload more as I go..
If you have any question and would like price or would like to purchase please let me know..
Like I said this is just some of what we have, we have so many more..
much more to come.. Makes great mothers day gifts!





Good afternoon! Another beautiful day, yet I'm not able to enjoy the outside weather due to bed rest.
With nothing to do as of right now I mind as well uploads some photo's of my work..
I will be having reviews on some of my favorite brushes soon.
With so many brushes out there it's so hard to have a favorite ones, but I do!
Once I have my baby I will be doing more makeup updates on my own face and of my models as well.
Couple of more weeks to go till I give birth..
If anyone have any questions about any of these looks please comment or message me, More then happy to let you know.
Kinda lazy right now.
Once I clean my daughters room, I will be able to take some picture of my makeup collection.







Thursday, April 23, 2009

Natural day time makeup



A lot of people always me for a day time look. Well here it is ladies!
For day time look it's about looking natural and fresh.

Ladies it's very import to use foundation, reason I say this is because we all have discoloration. This is where Foundation and concealer comes in place.
Moisturize -Use daily . Moisturizing will keep your face hydrated & Protecting your face fr om the sun and from every day damages.
any moisturizers will do-always stick to something that works for you.
Product that I use to on her:

-Mac Studio fluid spf 15
-Mac select cover up- go one/two shade lighter then your foundation when picking out a concealer.
Apply foundation all over face. conceal any area that you want to cover. A little goes a long way.
-Mac paint pot in -bare study all over eyes.
Using your mac brush # 239 pat on mac eyeshadow in Brule over your lids.
With mac brush # 222 apply mac Charcoal Brown on your crease
apply Ground Brown to outer corner of eyes. this is to create contrast and make your eyes appear bigger.
Going in with brush #224 apply
mac Bisque on brow bone, clean up any harsh line.
Using any cream eyeliner apply on lash line & with a black eyeliner pencil on bottom lash.
With a small tip brush apply mac brule shadow on bottom of yours eyes.
put on a few coat of mascara of course, top lash n bottom lash.
cheeks -springsheen-
mac bronzer in golden
highlight face with belightful just above where you apply your blush this will give you a really nice glow.
Lips-
mac lip liner in Subculture
lipstick-Mac hug me

So here is my everyday look, hope you all enjoy! If you have any question plz feel free to leave me a comment! Another thing..
you don't have to use all Mac product, Use what ever you have in your makeup kit. Have fun with this look!


xoxo
Julie
www.Tastestyling.com

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Makeup over for Jodie


This is Jodie..
Jodie is a beautiful woman who does not wear makeup nor does she know how.
Every time I see her she always ask if I can help her out with buying makeup and doing her makeup of course I love doing makeovers.
I love the look they get once they see what makeup can do to them.

This is why I love doing what I do.. Jodie is a mother of two in her mid 40's
taking care of her two beautiful daughters with a full time job and never has time for herself. Jodie deserved to be pamper and she's such a beautiful person inside and out.
Here is her before and after photo.
Jodie told me she felt and look 10yrs younger =)

Want Jodie's looks-
Foundation was apply by Airbrush makeup. Which gave her a really nice flawless coverage.
I know a lot of people don't use airbrush makeup but another favorite foundation of mine is -
*Mac Studio Sculpt Spf 15 foundation
If you do not want to spend that much on foundation then you can pick up -
*L'oreal true blend foundation
-conceal any pimples/dark area esp under your eye
*Mac select cover up
Groom & shade in your brows ladies, If your scare to do it yourself then have a professional do it for you .
I use eye shadow to shade in Jodie's brow, use any *Small angle brush
I find Eye shadow look's more natural then a eye brow pencil.
Prep eye with Mac paint pot in *painterly
On her lids I used Mac-Naked Lunch
Crease of eyes -mac tempting eyeshadow
Outer crease of eye - blend mac espresso eyeshadow to the outer corner of eye to give a smoky look.
Under her eye bone I used mac rice paper
using a cream eyeliner on her top lashline
line bottom eyes with any black eyeliner pencil and go over with a couple coat of mascara. My pick for mascara is cover girls lash blast
Cheek-
Mac Flirt & tease
I contour her cheeks with a bronzer in Mac Golden
Powder- My all time favorite is Mac Blot powder
For her lips-
Lipliner in -Plum
Lipstick in-Viva glam VI a clear coat lip gloss in the middle of her lips, to create a fuller look.
I highlighted her face with Mac belightful in Iridescent powder (a must have ladies)
I put this on top of the blush to give her a glowing look but not over doing it.
A little goes a long way.

Enjoy!

xoxo Julie









Colorful and big fun lash, A girls best friend! This is one of my favorite look's on each girls I wanted to create a differnt look on each person.
For the first model Felica I wanted a purple look but with a hint of a little pink.
As for the middle person it is yours truly! I went with a teal smoky look.
Last model Candy I went with a pink look with rainbow eyelash. I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo or not..



Hey everyone,
My name is Julie and I'm a makeup artist and have been doing makeup for some time now.
I created this blog for all my friends and clients and anyone and everyone who want's makeup tips or have any question about makeup.
I love giving tips and makeup advice.
Makeup is not only my job but it's my passion! I promise my friends/clients that I would give them tips on makeup so here I am! lol
If you would like to see more of my work you can also visit my website www.Tastestyling.com

I specializing in-
-Airbrush Makeup
-Bridal Makeup
-Tv/Film
-High Definition Make-up.
-Print/Fashion
-Prom
-red carpet events
- & other special events.

Once I find the time I will be having " How to videos" on youtube
Bear with me since I'm a mother of two and another baby on the way =)
I will be adding photo's of before and after shot's of my models so if you have any question feel free to ask!
Hope you all enjoy!
xoxo

Julie