I have always loved the blogs & Youtube channels that feature a story on what’s inside their handbag. I’m constantly curious to see what your must have/go to products are. I’ve put together a quick list of my top essentials that always live in my bag- no matter what bag I carry!
Saje Pocket Pharmacy- Never leave home without this. It includes everything you could need to help you get through a tough day. I highly recommend you picking one up. My favorite one out of this is the Peppermint Halo. Laura Mercier Vanilla Fragrance- I fell in love with their fragrances a long time ago and this is always my go to scent. I LOVE the smell of vanilla! So if you have any suggestions, please let me know 🙂 Kat Von D Compact- I love to use this for a quick touch up after a long day. Hands down one of my favorite powders on the market. Comparable to the Armani Luminous Silk compact powder. YSL Wallet- Never go anywhere without my Wallet. I love an all black wallet and instantly fell in love with this when I saw it, so I had to get it!
Now lets move on to lips… what are my go to products? Buxom Cosmetics Lip Balm & Plump Liner- The big O lip balm is hands down my favorite lip balm to date. It’s hydrating but adds a tint to your lips. The tone almost self adjusts to your lip tone and will look different on everyone. It’s also very cooling on the lips!!!! Lastly, the plump liner…Cannot live without this. I have them in all colors, thanks to Buxom Cosmetics. I use it to line and fill my lips. Long lasting, pigmented and comfortable to wear.
PS. One last thing that I always have in my bag. My hand lotion!! I cannot go anywhere without my hand lotion. It is a necessity. I only love the Glysomed hand cream. If you know me, you know how much and how often I use my lotion. #addictedtohandlotion
A lot of you have been asking if I’ve gone to makeup school and if I recommend it. The truth is that education and learning is ESSENTIAL in your personal and professional growth. I am an advocate of learning. Some people go to school and take away very little information, while others retain almost everything. Figure out what works for you.
I have personally gone to makeup school for global make up artistry and the program included Tv & Film, SPFX & Prosthetic’s. If you’re looking to go to makeup school to learn the basics, look no further and check below.
I had the Online Makeup Acadamy reach out to me through my social channel to do a review of their program. After looking over their program and kit, I must say that it is an incredible starter program for those of you that want to pursue your passion without it costing an arm and a leg. They offer a full program with a starter kit which covers the essentials.
You have projects and assignments that you need to complete through this program and I highly recommend you all reaching out. This isn’t a paid post, just an honest review. The items below are ALL part of the kit!!!
They have several different courses that you can decide one, below is the master makeup artist course. Check out http://www.onlinemakeupacademy.com for a detailed version of their other courses;
The Master Makeup Artist Course includes:
A complete professional makeup education, beginning with the Essential Makeup course continuing through to our Advanced Makeup Artist curriculum.
You will receive an exclusive Master Makeup Kit, which has been expanded from our original kit, and is specifically selected by our team and includes all products necessary for fashion, beauty, editorial, bridal, and beyond.
15+ hours of video training and a complete makeup artist manual.
You will receive a certificate of completion, showing that you have mastered the in depth knowledge of the Master Makeup Artist Course.
Upon graduation, you will qualify for PRO cards and will automatically receive access to registering for PRO cards from our partners.
We have created industry guided assignments and highly encourage our students to use this opportunity to build their professional portfolio.
We included a module focusing on business, branding, and marketing. We teach you how to create a website, get business cards; we are here for you every step of the way as you begin to build your business!
Lifetime course access and post-graduation support.
Our specialized curriculum has been proven successful through hundreds of students within our New York City school.
I recently did a call out on my Instagram page for any burning questions you may have about me and my life. I have been giving you all the beauty and makeup advice for awhile now but I really want you all to get to know the me behind the lipstick!
I picked a few of my favorites but welcome any new questions in the comments. I love when magazines have those quick all about me Q&A’s at the back so I hope you enjoy this snapshot into me!
What is your go-to cocktail? White wine, champagne, and anything with gin.
What’s the first thing you do when you wake up in the morning? I check my phone and read over my group chats with my girls. It’s always LIT 😂
How many photos do you have on your phone’s camera roll right now? 13,660….. normal, no? 🤦🏻♀️
What’s your nationality? Persian 🤗 Born in Iran, moved to Canada when I was 6 💛
What is your biggest pet peeve? Lack of ambition. 🙈
What is your favorite skin care product that you can’t live without? Josie Maran Argan Oil. This is my be all and end all. I start and end my day with this product.
What is your lighting set up? What cameras do you use? I either use natural light or the Diva Ring Light. Honestly waiting for the perfect natural light is one of my favorite things to experiment with. I have a Canon t5i Plus for my selfies and for product placement photos I use my iPhone. Natural lighting is always best for product or flat lay photos as to avoid flash back. If you would like to know what apps I use to edit please comment below!
Have you gone to makeup school? Yes. I took a year long global makeup program. I have continued to learn over the years however and honestly passion is the best thing you can have in your brush belt. Before makeup school I pursued a degree in Criminology/Law and completed a 4 year program. I just could not quiet the voice in my heart that said beauty was my calling.
What was the first CD you ever bought? Destiny’s Child!
With summer coming to an end, i’m craving Spring ’18 already! Peep below for a few images from one of my favorite designers that stood out to me at VFW . Charly Thorn is just an 18 year old Australian designer and her pieces are beautiful. The teal coloured fabric is 100% Australian Merino Wool, the transparent fabric is 100% silk, and the print is 100% linen. Can’t wait to show you all more pieces from the collection. In the meantime, check out Charly Thorn and swoon over some of her beautiful SS’18 collection. #womanwhosupporteachother