Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Woman of the Month

Today is the last day of June, and to end this month, I chose to do a spotlight on Bianca Joson as "Woman of the Month." I met Bianca back in fall 2008 semester at City College of San Francisco. Poetry brought us together because we met in our Poetry For the People class. Bianca is such a sweet girl, always laughing and smiling, someone you'll love to be around. She is very talented, an aspiring singer, who has a soulful and melodic voice. Even though she works three jobs, she continues to be bubbly, and never complains. She is the definition of a hard worker. Bianca represents women, because she is beautiful through her voice, personality, and hard work. She is all around gorgeous. Congratulations Ms. Joson!

Bianca Joson
(this picture was tooken a couple months ago I did her make-up here)

Monday, June 29, 2009

Daiso Beauty Products Review ...How To Apply Falsies!

Hey honeys! Today after summer school, I took bus to Serramonte Mall. From there I waited for another bus, to take me to my former high school.(to request my high school transcript to be mailed to Kapi'olani Community College, Hawaii) I just missed my bus, and had to wait almost an hour for the next one! So, I decided to walk to Daiso, which is near by the mall. Daiso is a Japanese $1.50 and up store. I love it there! They have so many cute stuff to buy, from decorations for the house, cooking utensils, organize containers for almost anything, and the list goes on and on.(you need to go there to see what I'm talking about, and the store is pretty big too and on top of that its affordable!) My favorite section is the cosmetic section. Today I bought six pairs of natural, long criss cross false eyelashes(two sets come in each box for $2.50, that's basically $1.25 for one set!), a medium sized, rainbow striped flat mirror(that stands when you pull the cover back, I love the flatness because it takes up little space in your make-up bag), a small sparkly star covered envelope that contains 150 face oil blotting sheets(its good to keep these in your purse for when your feeling a little oily or sweaty, you hold up one sheet to your skin and press lightly using your fingers, this absorbs the excess oil, to prevent breakouts from occuring, when your face make-up and sweat mixes, it can seep into your pores, leaving your skin open to forming pimples and zits, blotting sheets are also good to take the shine off from sweat), and a small, six compartment, clear plastic container(you can store any little gadgets you have in here, but I'm going to be using this as a storage palette, to mix lip glosses, lip sticks, pigments, and eyeshadows) Down below is a picture of the items that I bought, and below that is a pic of me wearing the falsies, if you want to learn how to apply falsies please see the direction section.

How To Apply Falsies:

1) Use liquid eyeliner to draw a line just above the upper lash line.
2) Curl both lashes on each eye using a eye lash curler.
3) Take the set of lashes out of the box, and use a tweezer to gently lift the outer corner of the lashes to the middle, then to the inner corner. Repeat this to the other lash band.
4) Take two fingers from each hand and gently hold each end of the lash band, gently bend it for a couple seconds so that it fits your eye shape.
5) Take a q-tip and add adhesive eye lash glue to the middle stick the q-tip.
6) Using the tweezers, take the mid section of the q-tip and apply glue from one end of the lash band to the other.
7) Wait about thirty seconds for the glue to become tacky, then slide the lashes onto the top of your real lashes.
8) Using a tweezer, or an end of an eyeshaow brush, gently push in the lashes from the inner corner, middle, and outer corner, the lashes should be right above wear your eye lashes start.
9) Using and end of an eyeshadow brush, slowly lift your real lashes and flase lashes from the root to the tip, this helps the glue dry the lashes so that the direction goes upward, because you don't want to have them droop). Then retrace your liquid liner, so that no glue is showing, and so that the lashes blend with the eye liner. Repeat steps 1-9 to the other eye.
10) Bat those long lashes girl!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

How To Get Kimora Lee Simons Loose Curly Hair

I love Kimora Lee Simons! She is such a multi-talented woman. She is a model, mom, fashion designer of Baby Phat, an author, she's everything! When you watch Kimora's show, "Life In the Fab Lane", or when you see pictures of her, a lot of the times her black hair is styled in loose curls. Down below is a picture of Kimora, and below that is a picture of the hair products that I used to get this look, under that is a picture of the final look, and last is a picture of my eye make-up, if you want to learn how to get this look please see the direction section, enjoy!


1) Take two golf sized portion of root lifting volume mouse and work it into the roots of your hair
2) Using a comb or pointed edge, make a two inch side part
3)Grab a handful of the hair section at the crown and clip it,(use a comb to make the lines even and straight), then put that section to the side
4) Behind the clipped crown section, take an inch wide of hair and tease it from a couple inches up from the root then down to the root(so that it's not messy lightly comb the outer top of the teased part)
5) Keep repeating step 3 to the next layers behind the clipped section, you'll start to see the volume, because the teased hair layers lie on top of each other and start to add height
6) Once your done teasing a couple of layers, take the clip off the crown section and put that layer of hair above the teased hair(so that it blends with your unteased hair)
7) Take your heated curling iron and take a one inch wide section of hair from the bottom section of your hair then curl your hair from below your ear and down, only hold the curling iron in place for about thirty seconds then release the loose curl(the more longer you leave your hair to heat in a curl, the more defined it will be)
8) Repeat step 7(work your way from the bottom to the middle, then to the top layer(at the top curl your hair from the section that starts from the top of you ear and down), keep doing this until you have gone through each section in each layer
9) When your finished, lightly spray your hair to hold your loose curl hair style(don't spray to much! or else your hair will weigh down),if you have hair where if you spray your hair and within a couple hours it looses its curls, then i suggest you buy a hairspray for maximum hold
10) Rock the hair style and flaunt it!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Beauty Rush Eye Shadow...and Summer Glow Make-up Look

My girls have been telling me about the big semi-annual sale taking place at Victoria Secret. Earlier today, I checked it out, and found some selected cosmetics that were 75% off. Above is a photo of all the beauty rush cream eye shadows that I bought and were marked down for $1.75 each. These eye shadows go on really smoothly and I love the pretty shimmer it gives off. I'll be using these cream shadows as an under base. So that it does not crease, I will set it by using a flat brush to press a similar eyeshadow powder over it. Beauty Rush has many more cosmetics for a reasonable price for good quality make-up. Go to Victoria Secret and check it out!

Down below is some pix of the "Summer Glow" make-up look that I did today. Below the pictures is a list of all the products that I used to create this look, if you have any questions please comment me.

Beauty products used:

face: "Jump Rope" foundation stick by Benefit, "NC42" studio fix by M.A.C

cheeks: "Bronze" blush by Bare Escentuals, I also used a champaigne eye shadow by Sephora as a highlight for the upper cheeks and t-zone (sorry there's no name, it came in a palette)

eyes: "Black Fabu Liner" liquid eye liner by In Color Jordana, "Jet Black" Kajal pencil eye liner by Rimmel, "Black Hypnose" mascara by Lancome, "Bronze Medal" cream shadow by Beauty Rush, "Glampagne" cream shadow by Beauty Rush, "Couture" eye shadow by Lancome (used to fill in eye brows), white highlight, medium shimmery brown, and golden bronze shimmery eyes shadows from Sephora palette

lips: "Spring Fling" juicy tubes smoothie lipgloss by Lancome, frosted nude lipgloss from Sephora lip palette

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Make-up Application Class Day 1

hey ladies and gents! About a couple hours ago(which was considered yesturday) I was attending my first make-up application class at Skyline College in San Bruno. The class is three hours long on Wednesday and Thursday nights, and it last for three weeks. So in total we have six beauty classes. The class started at 6:00 p.m. and ended at 9:00 p.m. In these three hours I learned some new things and reviewed things I already knew. Even though I have been doing make-up for the past couple of years, I wanted to learn more on how to apply make-up for different face shapes and tones. So, I decided to take this class so that when I do apply for cosmetics, I can write this in my resume. When I looked around the class room I was so amazed to see women of many ages, from teens to older women. All of us gathered to seek new techniques and tips to strengthen our beauty knowledge, so that we can apply it to our future make-up applications. Our teachers is named "Ms. Khalil." She owns her own salon in San Carlos, and has been in the cosmetology industry for twenty years. With so much experience, she now teaches make-up application classes. I learned some new facts from my teacher. Here are some of them:whenever you highlight you are bringing that feature forward and enlarging it, whenever you are contouring you are bring that feature back and decreasing it, whenever you are applying make-up with your finger to you face or others, you should use your ring finger because it applies gently with less pressure, whever you want more coverage with foundation, moisten a sponge, then add the foundation, when you press the damp sponge with foundation, you will get full coverage, green and yellow concealers are used to balance skin tones, when using make-up the goal is to enhance positive and diminish negative, whenever gray/white hair start to appear, you can take a brush and damp it with water and use eyeshadow that is the same tone as your hair, to hide it your roots, back in the fifties "cake mascara" was created, you can still buy it today at certain stores, this mascara is not in a tube, instead it on a pad! The good thing about it, is that you have control on how much you want to use, and if you use it to do others make-up it won't get contaminated, because you swipe the amount on a disposable brush. Ms.Khalil also showed us some of her make-up books, her make-up set/brushes/train case, and she even passed around her latest beauty toy that she bought online. Its so cute! It's a rubber face, where when you pull off the first layer, there's a second face underneath. And she also, seperately bought different rubber eye and lip shapes to practice on. For later tonight, we are assigned to bring all our make-up gear to start hands on application. I'll keep you, beauties updated, and post up pix of the creations I learn!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Hey ladies and gents! I decided to do a simple, fun turquoise inspired look. I love the color turquoise, its my favorite, its gorgeous! My room's theme is Hawaiian, with all these turquoise accessories. (my bedsheets,curtain, my mom painted turquoise hibiscus flowers on my drawers, and closet handles, even my garbage is turquoise! lol) When I think of the color turquoise, it reminds me of many things. Such as the beautiful cultural jewelry, and the tropical ocean waters. I looked up the symbolism of the color turquoise and it means: refreshing,sophisticated, provides protection, health, confidence, strength, independence, creative expression, communication, self reliance, individual responsibility, healing, emotion, intuition, generosity, and love. Turquoise has grown to be each part of me, because each of these meanings have built the woman that I have become. Heres some pix of the beauty products I used, and the final make-up look:

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Peacock Feather-eyes

Hey honeys! About a month or two ago, I did this peacock feather inspired look. I got inspired from my peacock feather earrings that I have, and I wanted to re-create the gorgeous colors into an exotic eyeshadow look. Here's the pix of the peacock bird and the make-up:

I'd like to introduce myself...

hey honeys! My name is Deanna, and I love to express myself through creativity. I love doing hair and make-up because I like helping women feel confident and sexy about their selves. In the past, I have done many gigs from weddings, proms, quinces, debuts, winter ball, and many more occasions. I charge a reasonable amount, so if you in the area and need hair and make-up, please feel free to hit me up to make an appointment(comment,message,e-mail me). Recently I have been taking pictures of my creations, to build a portfolio of my work. Down below are pictures of two lovely ladies that I met from high school. I did Allison's and Meaghan's hair and Meaghan's make-up for their El Camino High School Senior Ball back in May '09. For Allison, I did her hair in a side bang swept, a little volume at the crown, with a side curly pony tail. For Meaghan, I did her hair in loose curls, with inspired Alicia Keys swished bangs. And for her make-up I gave her a soft smokey look.

model: Allison Lam

model: Meaghan Alfonso