Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Glossed & Found | Summer Travel Fashion Editorial

"America The Beautiful" July 4th Editorial out now on

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This was the most relaxing day I've ever had in a long time on an editorial. The team traveled to Harbor County, Michigan and discovered a cute town full of spicy personality with unique, kitschy areas. Model Jasmine of Factor Women did a splendid job!! I had such an amazing time. Here are a few behind the scenes photos from the day.>>

Here's Jasmine and my hand! 

Having fun on set, flying kites!

These Sophia Webster heels alone were one of the highlights from the shoot. 
We all loved these!

Last look of the day>>

PHOTOGRAPHY | Jennifer Avello Photography
HAIR + MAKEUP | Andrea C. Samuels | Makeup Artist
MODEL | Jasmine Ann Shogren | FACTOR WOMEN
FILM | Jordan Lindley

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Monday, July 1, 2013

DIY Lipstick Palette

I am in LOVE with The Container Store


This store is THE go-to place for every artists organizing needs. I always head to the store on North Ave in Chicago, IL. I'm pretty sure I could be an employee there because I know the store a little TOO well. 

I wanted to show you all how you can use one of their unique containers for your benefit. There is a section of The Container Store with tiny, random containers. They are very inexpensive, between .50 to $8, depending on the size, color and style you choose.  

So I found this container for $2.99. 

It's flat, wide, and perfect for any kit. It will keep all your lipsticks in order!
So I took this home, cleaned it out, and grabbed all my random Maybelline, MAC, and Inglot lipsticks in tubes.

I used a spatula wand to scoop out all the product from the lipstick tube, then used a q-tip to smooth the surface of the lipsticks.

If you want your lipsticks to look smoother, I would microwave it for 8-10 seconds.

If you like, you can label your lipsticks on the back of your palette with a label maker, permanent marker, or whatever floats your boat! I personally like my palettes to look clean and simple, so I chose to not label this palette. 

This is one of the fun parts of working in your passion, re-organizing and re-thinking how to save space for yourself is not a chore! I'd love to see what your custom palettes look like when you finish.


Corn Nuts

I had the awesome opportunity to work with photographer Ross Feighery for the Corn Nuts 2013 advertisements. Tattoo artist, Jason, created the old english "Lopez" tattoo by freehand with sharpies! So talented!

I was brought in to create a dirty, slightly sweaty effect on the talents skin for camera as well as lightly grooming his facial hair. Here are a few behind the scenes shots as well as the final shot chosen for Corn Nuts.

Head to to see the full ad!