Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The Makeup Show Returns to Orlando Nov. 15-16 2014

Makeup fanatics rejoice! The Makeup Show is coming back to Orlando Saturday, November 15 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, November 16 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando (9801 International Drive). It's your chance to hone your craft and gain valuable insight from some of the industry's most recognized artists. And, let's not forget, it's a makeup lover's shopping delight with more than 75 beauty brands for you to shop. 

Check out some of this year's keynote speaker highlights: 

Saturday, November 15
Timeless Beauty with Eugenia Weston from (10:30 a.m.-noon)
An Emmy Nominee, cosmetic architect, color theory expert, and considered the original brow guru, Eugenia will share her career insight and timeless, classic makeup techniques notable for any novice and seasoned makeup artist.

Inspiring Artistry: Working in Television with Eryn Krueger Mekash 
(1-2:30 p.m.) 
Sponsored by MAKE UP FOR EVER 
Eryn understands the necessity of surrounding yourself with supportive artists that share your vision and will offer insight on what you can do to land the jobs that put you in good company and bring your career to the next level.

Making It In Makeup with Renny Vasquez (3-4:30
In this first time keynote for The Makeup Show, Renny speaks about his own journey and shares his ideas on the things you can do to put your own career on the fast track
Sunday, November 16
Making Up with Merrell Hollis (10 -11:30 a.m.)
Watch as Merrell Hollis shows the detailed techniques for which he has become known and listen as he shares insight on what you can do to build your own career in the celebrity makeup field.

Making Up With Tia Dantzler (noon – 1:30 p.m.)
Listen as Tia tells you how she managed to become an internationally recognized artist working with celebrities like Barack Obama and Jennifer Hudson as well as photographers like Matthew Rolston and Annie Liebovitz.

Face Off Panel with Laura Tyler, Nix Herrera & Erik Garcia (2-3 p.m.)
Sponsored by Crown Brush
For the first time at The Makeup Show Orlando, Midwest brand based Crown Brush brings together some amazing up and coming talent. Listen in as these artists share experiences, show you their favorite brushes and techniques and offer advice on what you can do to succeed in any area of the industry today. 

And those are just a sampling of what's to come. The Makeup Show boasts more than 30 keynote speakers and seminars over the weekend, so make sure to get there early and secure your seats. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, visit

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Girly Things by *e* on Allure Magazine's Daily Beauty Reporter

As the title of this post suggests, I'm featured on Allure's Daily Beauty Report blog! You can see my video here.  Now excuse me while I completely geek out.

If you follow Allure Magazine closely, you may have noticed they were recently holding their Beauty Blogger contest. What you didn't know was that this blog made it into the alternates list and I was asked to participate in the challenges as well. I had to keep it on the lo-lo, which was difficult considering I was pretty much acting like this. 

Basically, everyone who knew me thought I had lost my  mind. The other less logical theory was that I caught a leprechaun and was in possession of a pot of gold -- and I wasn't sharing. Now, I can finally reveal what had me skipping around like a love-struck teenager. And in case we don't fully appreciate how long I had to hold this secret in, notice I'm sporting totally different hair (Spoiler alert: If you don't follow me on IG, I have dark hair again). 

I didn't make it into the final contest (womp, womp!), but they liked my submissions so much, they still wanted to use them (woop woop!)

So, go check out the Revlon makeover I gave my sister and then leave a nice comment or two. In the meantime, I'll be over here, freaking out.

And making exactly that goofy face. 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Manicure Monday: Pure Ice It's Complicated

Happy Monday! My birthday is this week, which means this weeks' mani has to be a little festive. Since I received a fun glitter polish in my recent Influenster Viva Voxbox, it all worked out perfectly.

I layered Pure Ice's It's Complicated over Zoya's Jacqueine so the glitter would look like fun confetti over frosting. I don't know, that's just what it makes me think of.

Pure Ice It's Complicated nail polish
Seche Clear base coat, Pure Ice It's Complicated (1 coat), Zoya Jacqueline (2 coats), Seche Vite top coat

Pure Ice polishes are available at Walmart and retail for $1.69. It's Complicated is a multi-color glitter polish with chunky octagonal glitters and smaller micro-glitter. Like many glitter polishes, it can be tricky to work with to get full coverage. However, layered over another color, you can get decent glitter pay off if you follow this chunky glitter application method that I learned from Cristina over at Let Them Have Polish. If you just try to swipe it on like you would regular polish, then the glitter pay off is pretty sparse. 

Pure Ice It's Complicated nail polish

If you love all things glitter, perhaps give this one a go. I wasn't personally blown away, but I'm also not super crazy about glitter polish. I really have to be in the mood for it -- and even then, sometimes my enthusiasm wanes after a few hours.

I was much more impressed by the creme polish (After Hours) I received in my Influenster Voxbox along with this one. Creme finish polishes are my jam.