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

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Scenery to Photograph (Murphy's Ranch)

Murphy's Ranch is in the Hills above Santa Monica. This is a beautiful place to hike and it is huge. I could never understand how people get lost hiking but I can see it now. I am not a true hiker I go hiking but not to break a sweat. I just want to explore. So this place has all sorts of rumors about being a Nazi camp in the 40's, but the Park Ranger told me that is not true. Either way the buildings are real and it is pretty interesting to see in person. They are going to tear down the buildings at some point so this will not be there forever. Some of the structures are in bad shape and the hike is pretty hard so I would say don't bring kids! The very first stairs you come to is steep, uneven, and very long. I got winded going down the stairs. I would not recommend using these stairs. If you continue up the fire road until you get to the gates (pictured below) that is the best way to get in. Go past the water tower and when you come to a second dirt road go left. Look on your right for a set of stairs that are much better and you will come out by the power house. I wish someone had posted this info before I went.

This is the gate. The wall is broken so you can get in to the left

The water tower

Good stairs. At least compared to the other stairs.

 The old garden

This is the front of the power building which you come to at the bottom of the stairs.

Inside the power building

If you walk to the right about 500 feet you come to this building that has mostly fallen down. I'm not sure what it was. 

I was here to do makeup and hair for a photo shoot so I will blog about that when I get my pictures.

These are the stairs I didn't like. Picture this times five, this is only the end of the stairs!

I wanted to leave you with the view you have before you descend into the canyon.

Monday, November 24, 2014

What I read this November (Style Eyes)

I'm not much of a story reader. I actually like to read things that inform me about many subjects. Makeup Artistry is obviously one of them.

Style Eyes was written by Taylor Chang-Babaian and photographed by Albert Sanchez

This book is full of how to info, with pictures to go along with it. It had everything from proper eye care, tools to use, eye types, eyebrow fixes, products what they do and how to apply and how to apply eye makeup for all ages.  This book really has everything you need to know in it. I would recommend every person who does makeup for themselves or others definitely get this book.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What's in My Closet (Michael Kors)

I picked this sweater up a year or two ago at the Nordstrom Rack. The original price was around $175 but I got it for $34! I wasn't looking for a sweater since I don't like them but it was so beautiful I thought maybe I would wear it. Well I pretty much don't wear it but I do think it is beautiful. It is a little awkward with the sleeves so If I push the sleeves up then I like it better than my Jacket. What do you think?

Sweater: Michael Kors
Jeans: Old Navy
Boots: Forever 21
Bag: mark.
Sunnies: Vintage
Earrings: Betsey Johnson 

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Makeup Artistry by Deedee (Fantastical Fanatical Faeries)

This past weekend I worked at Fairmont Park doing makeup for a really fun Photo Shoot. The weather was perfect and the park is really beautiful. Perfect setting for this photo shoot. I love doing fantasy makeup it is definitely my favorite.

Here are a few photos from the shoot

Model: Sarai
Photographer: MKS Images
MUA: Deedee Madeupgirl

This is a little behind the scenes photo I took

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

What's in My Closet (Pink Plaid)

I'm not a fan of sweaters at all. I think they are uncomfortable but wearing a Hoodie all the time probably isn't very fashionable. I put this sweater over a LBD from mark. which makes it a little more comfortable and I think gives the dress a more casual look.

Dress: mark.
Sweater: Say What
Shoes: Stonefly
Bag: Makeup Bag Estee Lauder
Sunnies: NY & Co.
Ring: Micheal's 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Deedee's Beauty Corner (Ulta Glam and Glow Beauty Box)

I needed to pick up some lashes for a photo shoot I was working this weekend.  This beauty box was right there calling my name as I walked in the front door. It was on sale for $19.99 and with 20% I got it for $15! Good deal. The box comes with:

57 eye shadows a mix of matte, shimmer and glitter. These shadows are OK the pigment is medium but it has so many pretty colors and it is perfect for day use.

2 Blushers. Again you have to layer to get the pigment but I did use Girlie at a photo shoot and it came out beautiful.

3 Eyebrow powders. I tried the light and it worked for me.

8 Eyeliners. I love these they go on like butter and the pigment is perfect.

2 Lip glosses. They have shimmer in them which I love in a lip gloss.

1 Face powder. I LOVE this powder! I also used this at the photo shoot and it was amazing.

2 highlights Cool and Warm. I didn't really like the highlighters to be honest they gave a metallic look as if I used too much shimmer. 

1 Glow. I didn't like it. Too much shimmer for face but would be good on shoulders.

10 Eye shadow applicators. I only use these to test the colors.

Overall I think it was a good value.

Friday, November 7, 2014

What I read this October (Dark World)

I wanted to share a cool book I just finished reading Dark World. I thought it would be a fun read for the month of October. It is co written by Zak Bagans from The Ghost Adventures TV show and & Kelly Crigger.

If you watch the show and find yourself saying orbs? mists? then this will bring some clarity to what they are talking about on this show and shows like this. You also get information on how they got started which I wondered about and about the equipment they use. After reading the book I feel like I took a class on Paranormal Investigation 101.

He has a new book coming out in February I'm Haunted and since I enjoyed this book I will get his new book when it comes out.

 I have never studied the paranormal just watched the shows about it. I am not a skeptic but have never thought too much about it. When I was in my twenties I lived in a house built in 1924 and it was directly across the street from a mortuary. I had a few experiences but never talked about them. I had people come to me when I was moving that told me how scary my house was and things that happened to them! My thought was "You're telling me this now?" but I just told them "It's fine I have lived here for four years." I'm actually happy for my experiences and stories it is really fascinating.
Anyone else ever live in a house with strange unexplained occurrences? I love hearing other peoples ghost stories.

You can get this book at the public library. I did.