Entries from July 2016

{ Dallas Shaw x Gloss Up }

July 7, 2016

I think we can all agree that come summer time, make up is minimal. If you’re like me, you get a nice sun-kissed tan and mainly rock mascara { my fav }. Your skin is fresh an free at this point–theres no need for foundation. Sometimes, however, this can leave you feeling naked. Why not spice things up with a bright, candy colored lip? You can still feel natural here, just let the gloss bring the glam.



Here are a few of my favorites. What are yours?


{ 1. juicy shaker }  { 3. tinted lip oil }  { 2. lip cream }  { 4. ultra gloss }

{ My must-visit lunch when visiting CA… }

July 6, 2016

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A few weeks ago, I got to visit with some amazing people (both the Caroline Herrera and Disney teams) out in California for work. When we rolled up to the Beverly Hills Hotel I knew I was about to experience some true Hollywood glamour. Because I’m a design geek I spent some time just admiring the outside of the hotel and maybe one of the most on-point logos of all time.

As I walked through the hotel and down the corridor – a path coated in
A cool salmon pink, trimmed in green with  brass accents – I knew this place was designed for me. While I can’t share much about the hotel aside from that walk to the restaurant, I was sure it was designed just for me.

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The Beverly Hills Cabana Cafe is someplace I was hoping to get some time to visit so when we were invited in by the delightful team there I literally adjusted our entire week schedule in order to find a way to breakfast in this Cali institution.
I brought a friend along and we decided to start out morning off with cocktails. (We got caught up in the ambience. Seemed like the thing.) I had an Instagram-Worthy vodka and watermelon choice, because I can’t resist a good ombré. We enjoyed our egg breakfasts in the most glamorous shaded booth. While relaxing on the striped cushions, we took in the pink walls covered with perfectly manicured climbing ivy, and admired the mirrored sconces over each table. To our left- the most charming grouping of tables, which led to the hotel‘s iconic pool. I wanted to cancel the rest of my day, grab my white high waisted bikini and make myself a part of the scene but unfortunately after the most glam brekkie ever we were forced to switch to coffee because we had some work to tend to.

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Thank you for having me in team Bev Hills. I can’t imagine how glam the rest of the place is- but fully intend to check it out when I come back to Cali on the book
Press tour later in the year.

five bold textures to try in 2016

July 4, 2016

If your life me, you are always looking for something interesting to set you apart. Sometimes its a pop of neon, or a pair of mirrored shades. Recently, It’s been texture. I’m always added them to my illustrations for an extra sparkle or pop–why not apply it to real life? It doesn’t have to be something crazy, but just a little something. Beads, sparkles, studs, or even fringe, like this awesome YSL jacket.


Check out my pinterest for some pinspiration and how-to.


Design by Ana Degenaar + Development by Brandi Bernoskie