Welcome to my page.

I am a Makeup Artist, Esthetician and a fashion enthusiast. I blog about fashion, skincare, makeup, cooking, shopping, interesting places and remodeling projects around the house.

My future goals are to open a Makeup Studio and spend half the year in Paris.

If you follow me I will follow you. I love to read other blogs especially Fashionable ones.

Enjoy! Deedee

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

What's in My Closet (Cute Little Blazer)

I picked up this little gem at my favorite consignment shop for $5! To stay true to my fashion comfort level, I styled this with my favorite Jeans and Tee. To Jazz it up I added these socks I got in a Birch Box about two years ago. I really love these shoes and like to mix colorful or crazy socks with them. What do you think?

Jacket: Forever 21
Tee: H & M
Jeans: NY & Co.
Bag: Steve Madden
Shoes: Stonefly
Sunnies: Ralph Lauren
Watch: Quartz
Bracelet: Denielle's Jewelry Designs

Monday, September 29, 2014

Deedee's Beauty Corner (e.l.f. Vampire Beauty Book)

I spotted this Vampire e.l.f. set while in Target. I picked it because of the Fall colors. It has Rusts and Plums mostly. They do have 3 other pallets and I think they are worth checking out. The eyeshadow pigment was good and I can use this for everyday, as well as Halloween. The other three pallets are Enchanted, Wicked and Diva. The eyeliner is actually good and the lip gloss is very sheer. I was hoping for more pigment on the gloss.

Which one is your favorite?

Monday, September 22, 2014

What's in my Closet (First day of Fall Fringe)

Now it is officially Fall! In my area our weather is still warm. The high for today is 91. It will start to cool down at the end of October. The temperature will fluctuate from the 70's to 90's between now and then. Luckily it does cool down at night.

I have been digging in my closet looking for Fall fashion and pulled out these mark. pants from a year or two ago. They are still a favorite of mine. I paired these pants with this super cute fringe top I picked up at my favorite consignment shop.  I love fringe and how it moves when I walk. The casual girl in me loves the fact the fringe is actually on a black Tee shirt.

Top: Forever 21
Pants: mark.
Bag: Coach
Shoes: NY & Co
Earrings: Betsey Johnson
Sunnies: Vintage
Bracelets: Vintage

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Deedee's Beauty Corner (Control Corrective Crystal C Serum)

I picked this serum up at a Control Corrective class I took for Jessner Peels. I tend to work on tightening and lifting serums for my face but my neck and chest suffer from sun damage. I have lived in California most of my life and have spent years in the sun. I unfortunately spent time in tanning booths while working in a salon for four years. So I do have sun damage. Vitamin C is helpful to reverse sun damage. I like Control Corrective products because they are products that produce results beyond what you can buy at the store. I have been using the Vitamin C faithfully for about 3 weeks and my skin does look improved and feels healthy to the touch. I use this product am and pm everyday. If you are young with little or no sun damage use sunblock. Do it for your future self. Well everyone should use sunblock regardless of your age.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

What's in my Closet (How to dress for a heat wave)

When it is 106 degrees it is pretty impossible to dress for comfort. What I have found living in this climate is to wear your hair up. Sandals and shorts with very light material tops is my best choice.  I am not a huge sundress girl. I also keep a water blowing fan, lots of cool water to drink and sunglasses at all times when out. This is what I put together. These two pieces (top and shorts) are from my favorite consignment shop for a total purchase of $9!

Top: Copperkey
Shorts: Forever 21
Bag: Brighton
Shoes: mark.
Earrings: mark.
Necklace: mark.
Sunnies: Vintage

I ended up taking my hair down since I like it down better I tend to do that all day long. Hair up hair down. Anyone else do that?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

What's in my Closet (My other pair of boots)

Fall will be pretty warm around my place in the world. I can still pull off a Fall look with boots and Fall colors.  I got these boots last year and they are comfortable and cute. I put comfort as my first priority. I also love this mark. leopard bag it is still one of my favorite bags.

Top: H & M
Skirt: Anthropologie
Boots: Forever 21
Bag: mark.
Sunnies: NY & Co.
Necklace: Target

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Deedee's Beauty Corner (Getting the most out of your facial)

Most people know it is good to exfoliate skin and facial masks pull out debris and tighten skin. Well that can be true but if you don't use the right mask for your needs and exfoliate before you mask, then you are wasting your time.

*This post is for skin that is for the most part normal, dry, combination or oily. I am not referencing any skin disorders such as acne, eczema or any other type of ailment. To know what is correct for you in those cases you should first talk with a dermatologist or Esthetician in person so they can do a skin analysis.

Before applying any mask you need to exfoliate with a scrub, a good scrub. Your skin will only be as good as the products you use. This doesn't mean expensive just good quality. I got two Posh BFF face scrubs in Feb and I am only on my second scrub. I use it every night. So for $22 each that is a good value as well as good quality. The reason you use a scrub first is to remove the dead skin so the mask can do it's work.

The two masks I am using from Posh are Sea Witch and the Rain mask. If you skin is irritated or dry go with the Rain mask it is soothing, you can leave it on as long as you like, it will not harden and smells like fresh roses. This is also a great anti aging mask.

If you need some extra cleansing and tightening go with the Seawitch mask. It is a clay mask that tightens skin and pulls out debris. This mask is pretty intense so you only leave it on for 3 minutes. (Set that timer)

I alternate week to week on the masks. I have normal skin. My skin was not always normal but years of good skincare it has evolved into skin I am happy with makeup or not. You can take oily skin with acne and turn it around don't throw in the towel.

To recap:
Exfoliate (scrub)
Serum or moisturizer

Masking once a week is what I recommend. 

My favorite serum/moisturizer from Posh is Sweet Young Thing

Posh has a whole line of skin care for the face as well as for your body. Send me an email or comment here if you have any questions.