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California Dreaming Shoot Featured on Southern California Bride Blog

Today a styled shoot I did with some amazing creatives was featured on Southern California Bride Blog!  It was incredible doing the makeup on such a flawless face... and can we talk about the lovely model's brows? AMAZING!!! Details on Vendors below! 

Photographer: Joey Photo | Cake: Dina Ousa | Bridal Boutique: The Dress Theory | Wedding Gown Designer: Sarah Seven | Venue: The Bradford Ranch in San Diego County | Planner & Decor: Events by Sonya | Florals:Lovely Stems Floral | Hair Stylist: Jennie J Beauty | Make-up Artist: Lindsey Jones Make-up Artistry | Stationery: Four Things Paper

Meet the Makeup Artist - MASTERMIND


It's time for a Meet the Makeup Artist MASTERMIND- SD edition!!! Join Morgan Gates and I on May 27th from 6-8pm for a meeting of the makeup artist minds!


Morgan and I are going to share our stories of how we got started in the beauty industry, how we met, our careers in New York, some business tips and most importantly: our sacred philosophy of Community over Competition.

This event will leave you feeling more inspired than ever!


If you are a makeup artist interested in attending, please email me a little about yourself: Remember that we want makeup artists of all styles and experience levels to join. Everybody is welcome! However, space is limited, so we will only be accepting a couple of artists for the talk. We are so excited to meet you!


 Preach, Amanda Genther, Preach.

Elegant Coastal Wedding Inspiration Shoot

Makeup Studio Art

Every morning when you wake up, ask yourself, how can I be more like this girl?

Screen Shot 2015-04-06 at 8.27.24 PMOr more precisely, how will I spread general badass-ness today? More beauty? How will I hang or how high will I hold my head today?  This print I found on by Charmaine Olivia. I loved the print so much I had it professionally framed in NYC. It's traveled all the way to San Diego with me and right now it's hanging over my makeup table in my new makeup studio. And I've also added two little buddies! The first is by, @unskilledworker, an artist I found via Pat McGrath's Instagram. I couldn't find a print to buy, so I just made one in photoshop and printed it up.

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The second little print I picked up is by Garance Doré from Riffle Paper Co. Garance also has a bunch of other cute colabo products with Riffle Paper Co.

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Both prints are framed in an Ikea Ribba Frame.

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Oooo... and Riffle Paper Co. had free shipping for orders over $75... sooo... I picked up these magnetic list pads and note cards that I've been dying to have to send to my clients! They are too cute!!! JPEG image-8C8AEEB64F0F-1Screen Shot 2015-04-17 at 10.29.02 AMA tip that I learned- to write on the gold envelopes, you'll need a special paint pen like this sharpie. Otherwise the marker looks grey and sheer. Updates next week on the rest of the makeup sutdio and also on the lighting system that has taken me MONTHS to perfect!