Beauty, Graphics, Portfolio

graphics // bronzed bunny

Hello. My life has been so busy, but I’m so thankful for all the amazing projects that I get to work on.  I love all my clients and love being a graphic designer. I really do.   Since my last blog, I did a little traveling to both Spain & Portugal. I hope to get to my photos soon and share all the amazing places that I was able to see.  Our world is such a beautiful place! Anyways, I’m a little off topic here…

For my last project, I partnered with Jeni Castro, founder of Bronzed Bunny and the project was to create a Bronzed Bunny Look Book for potential franchise opportunities currently in California. The Bronzed Bunny specializes in organic tanning, sugaring & body scrubs. I wish we could have a Bronzed Bunny in Seattle. It all started with Jeni’s amazing photography + combination with a mix of typography.  You can view the complete look book here. Here is a glimpse of the Bronzed Bunny Look Book…

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Beauty, Celebrity, Fashion

makeup monday // janelle monae

Hello! It’s been a while. For the last two months, I have been incredibly busy. I’ve missed you!  Over the weekend I finally watched the move Hidden Figures. I adored it.  You must see it. Briefly, it was about three brilliant African-American women at Nasa during the 60’s who served as the true brains behind one of the greatest operations in history – the launch of astronaut John Glen into orbit. One of the brilliant minds was played by Janelle Monae.

Janelle Monae is An American Singer, Actress, Songwriter and Model. I absolutely love her beauty. She is so stunning. Love her classic features. She can pull off any pop of color with her beautiful skin tone.  In 2012, she gained the title of COVERGIRL.  She is my new beauty crush! Here is a glimpse of some of Janelle Monae’s editorial shots…

 

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graphics // social lashes

Social Lashes. My first project I wrapped up for 2017.  I was lucky to partner with a lash boutique – Social Lashes.  The need was for a modern graphic look book that showcases the 5 lash styles – Socialite, Bold, Fearless, Daring and Sassy.  I loved working on this project – Beauty and Graphics – two of my favorite things.  The result was an all black and white look book that showcased a mix of typography both with a fashion feel and bold handwritten statements and also mixed with casual beauty editorial photography.  Here is a glimpse…

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Beauty, Celebrity, Color, Design, Fashion, Graphics, Infographic, Invitations, Pantone, Photography, Portfolio, Typography

2016 // top posts

Hello. Happy New Year’s Eve! You know I love my eves! 2016 was a really good year for me. I made transitions with my career and couldn’t be happier.  My business is doing very well and I love, love, love all the projects that I worked on this year.  I’m looking forward to what 2017 will bring.  Celebrate the last moments of the 2016! Thanks for allowing me to share my blog with you.  Here is a glimpse of the most popular Sparkle is the new Black posts for 2016…

Top post for 2016

 1. GK Krew //photoshoot

2. dom + elle Look Book

3. Save the Date Infographic

4. High Fashion Save The Date

5. graphics // Wedding invites

6. Pantone Fashion Forecast 2017

7. makeup monday // refined romance

8. Backstage at Rodarte

9. California Love

10. makeup monday // golden globes

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makeup monday // refined romance

Lorac Refined Romance

Hello and happy makeup monday! I’ve missed you. I went to the Nordstrom sale a few weeks ago and came across Lorac’s Refined Romance Eye/Cheek Palette. I love it and am so obsessed with it. I’ve been using it everyday since I got it! My favorite out of the whole palette is the Gold Shimmer eye shadow {i know surprise, surprise}.  The gold shimmer is so  perfect for that summer bronze glow.  I also love the shimmer highlighters – I use it for my upper cheeks and nose to give that subtle highlight. It’s the best and color palette is truly romantic. The best part is that this palette is retails for $18. That is amazing for a palette. GO GET IT NOW!  Here is a glimpse of the colors….

Lorac Refined Romance

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makeup monday // Becca X Jaclyn Hill

Becca x Jaclyn HillOn June 16th Beauty enthusiasts will be so happy to get their hands on the new Becca x Jaclyn Hill palette. A limited-edition, iconic face palette, featuring five shades of highlighter and blush—in collaboration with Jaclyn Hill, creator of the original Champagne Pop. Champagne pop is major.  Champagne Pop is a limited edition shade of BECCA’s Shimmering Skin Perfector, which is a cult favorite product among beauty fans.

Becca x Jaclyn Hill

It’s really true – I’ve tried Champagne Pop and I ABSOLUTELY Love it. A month ago, I got a beauty alert about this special palette. I ordered it immediately and I’m glad I did because it sold out. I’ve been using the palette for a couple of weeks and I love the shimmer and love the colors. I was so eager to use it that I swiped my brushes across the colors before taking photographs.  This palette gives you all the glow you could want—all in one place.  Here is a glimpse….

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makeup monday // ColourPop

ColourPop

Makeup Monday has been MIA. My blog needs some attention and love.  Busy, Busy, Busy! My latest obsessions are the eyeshadows from ColourPop.  I love ColourPop. I’ve been hearing about the brand for a while, but have been hesitant because it’s an online purchase. I always like to see the packaging and try out the colors in person. I chanced it because I’ve heard nothing but rave reviews. I went ahead and ordered a few matte lipsticks and about 10 shadows and blush. When the package came, I was so excited. The packaging is super cute and good quality. They even had a personal note – love that little touch. The best part is that their products are so inexpensive.  We are talking $5 for shadows and $ 8 for blush. And you know, I’m a MAC girl and I swear by MAC quality, but ColourPop is definitely one of my new favorites.

ColourPop

Look how cute the packaging is.  What I love is the snake skin texture of the shadows. I really love the eyeshadows and blush. Amazing pigment!  Not super impressed with the matte lipsticks. Way too matte and makes your lips super dry. Don’t love that. Go for the eyeshadows!

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