Spooky Halloween Make-Up Tips


If you’re going to create bruises or dirty, rough, and irritated skin, matte eye shadows in shades like lime green, mustard yellow, violet, dark brown and blue are must-haves! Any amount of frost or shimmer will give the illusion away in an instant so stick with matte finishes.

Eyelash Adhesive | It’s actually liquid latex. Spread a thin layer onto the skin and start picking and scratching it–be careful though, it’s still your skin you’re scratching at! Fill in the “holes” in your skin with that dark red lipstick to create a nice “road rash” effect!

Make sure to set your make up with Ben-Nye Setting powder to make your look last all night.

Have a safe and Happy Halloween

“Outdoor Gallery Premiere” featuring Bradford Stewart


Culver city based Contemporary Painter Bradford Stewart, and Landscape Architect, Greg Davis created a beautiful outdoor garden art gallery using natural materials with exotic accessories.

It was a fun evening under the stars experiencing the first L.A. Outdoor Art Gallery.


Buy Local Produce! Help The Local Farmers!

Studio City Farmer’s Market. Sunday Morning’s 8:00am -5:00pm

This morning Scott and I went out to breakfast and we went across the street to our local farmer’s market. This is the place to be on Sunday morning. The place is packed and the fruits, vegetables, honey, fresh breads, and everything else smells divine. It is so important to support local farmers. The produce and meats in the grocery store is so disgusting. Not only are they filled with chemical s but they are void of flavor and nutrients. We cannot afford to lose our small farmers. The best thing you can do is grow what you can yourself and buy from your local farmer’s market. Save the fossil fuel, save the planet, take care of your body. Scott and I have started our own herb garden. It’s a good start.


Peaches at the Studio City Farmer’s Market


We purchased some great peaches, carrots, onions, garlic, carrots, celery, and berries. We even got some eggs from a local farmer. I am going to stick to only buying in season produce. I want to experience the best flavors and nutrition I can. It also helps to really appreciate every season. I can’t wait for fall!!!!


Always Be Networking!

As a make-up artist I always am looking to meet new people in and out of my industry. It’s the best way to build a business. Ads aren’t really working anymore. It’s all about your relationships. I visit a few groups every week. It’s so important to join some organization that act as a sales team for you. Word of mouth is still one of the best ways to get loyal clients. Here are my top 5 tips for being a great networker.

Encino Power Tipper Luncheon I am pictured with Laura and Jason.

Beverly Hills Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast in Beverly Hills at the Avalon Hotel. Pictured with Katrina Kritz Owner of Katixon Skin care.

My Top 5 Tips For Networking

1. You are there to give, not get.

All too often, new entrepreneurs and job seekers go into a networking event thinking it’s their one shot to get X, Y or Z. By setting the stakes so high, you suck all the fun out of the event and put an inordinate amount of pressure on your shoulders.

Change your mindset. You’re not there to get. Instead, you’re there to contribute to the event, help others or just learn what other professionals are doing. This little change in thinking will boost your sense of purpose and self-worth and erase that overwhelming pressure. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself having a good time, developing strong relationships and attracting loads of referrals.

2. Connect with everyone.

Maybe your goal is to find a new job as a community manager, but you’re “stuck” talking to an IT engineer. Don’t write off the opportunity. I can’t tell you how many people have found a client or job through someone who knows someone who knows someone. What’s the lesson here? Appreciate each person you meet, don’t be dismissive, and never ever scan the room while talking to someone. You just never know where a conversation may lead.

3. You don’t need to know most people, jut the right people.

There is no need to shotgun your business cards across the industry or to pepper everyone with emails. Instead, focus on finding people who are relevant to you. As time goes on, you can decide if the interests that you share with someone are worth pursuing further. It’s better to have 5 people willing to help you out than it is to have 500 that simply know your name.

4. Don’t overlook anyone. You never know who might surprise you as a power partner.

Maybe you don’t think a local blogger would be a good contact because you work at a medical practice. However, when you open a new branch and you want to let people know about it, you’ll be glad you reached out to someone with an audience

5. Follow Up!

One or two days after meeting someone for the first time, follow-up with a brief email or note. This is an opportunity to develop the relationship by bringing up a topic that you discussed before or making a comment on an interesting topic. Following up with relevant conversation helps to anchor your previous interaction in their mind and displays more personality than just sending a message that says, “Thanks for talking!”