Beauty & Style

3 Years of LuxLyfe + A Giveaway!

I truly can’t believe it’s been three years since I started my online journey! When I began my blog my makeup career was in a transitional place and I knew I no longer wanted to do it professionally.  I longed for something more exciting….but I wasn’t sure what or how or when. In high school I wanted to host a show (specifically one like Wild on E!) and somehow along the way that dream seemed like it would never come to fruition.  Doing makeup allowed me to be part of the exciting world of entertainment without really putting myself out there… but it wasn’t my true passion.  Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the beauty industry, but I wanted to be on camera! It took me a really long time to admit that to myself.  Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 10.44.08 AM
Sharzad Kiadeh

I am so thankful EVERYDAY that I started chasing my dreams when I did. I can’t imagine not doing what I do. It’s opened up doors and opportunities I truly only dreamed about. I’m not trying to toot my own horn, I’m trying to encourage people to go after what they want. There is a saying in farsi “Whenever you get the fish out of the water, it’s fresh” basically to me that means that no matter where you are in your life, it’s not to late to start something new and go after what you want. Sharzad Kiadeh

I love my job and have worked harder than ever. I have no clue where I will be next year or in five years and that’s what is so exciting about what I do. There are endless possibilities and the sky truly is the limit. Sharzad Kiadeh

I want to take a minute to say a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has followed my online journey with me. Without your support I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.

Sharzad KiadehLast thing before I end my rant- I am giving away ONE ticket to come hear me speak on October 7th in LA with a ton of other major movers and shakers online. To qualify, just send me an email telling me what your dream job is and why you want the ticket.  It’s that simple. I will pick a winner by Friday!

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Email Me For A Chance To Win: Sharzad@LuxLyfe.com
*Must be able to get to Los Angeles! I can’t fly anyone in yet… sorry! One day!



Golden Bronze

After a recent selfie many of you asked about my makeup so I figured I would share my “Face of the day” and what I used to create it. Today’s look is all about summery golden bronze. I want my eyes to stand out so I used a bold copper shade on my lid followed by a pop of gold right in the center. I rimmed under my eyes with one of my all time favorite liners, Golden Bronze from Nyx, applied several coats of my fav mascara (Voluminous #duh) and kept everything else pretty neutral. All the products are below and you can purchase them straight from my site! Yippee! Happy Thursday kitties. Meow.
Sharzad Kiadeh

Get my look!

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Bare Minerals Haul

When I was in San Francisco a few weeks ago I got to visit the Bare Minerals headquarters (I share some of my trip on a recent vlog). In addition to my tour of the headquarters and getting my makeup done, I got gifted with a pretty awesome goodie bag. I wanted to share some of my favorite products with you guys. I hope you enjoy the haul!

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BeautyCon

BeautyCon

Last weekend was BeautyCon. For those that don’t know BeautyCon is a beauty and style summit where influencers share their tips, secrets and stories about all things blogging, vlogging, makeup and fashion. It’s a great way to hear from and meet some of your favorite cyberlebrities. It’s fun to see how much it’s grown since last year too. I heard there were over 4,000 people at the LA Mart this year. So cray! Friday was the annual Platform pool party and Saturday was the big show. Hope you enjoy a snapshot of my weekend and my “get ready with me” video. THANK YOU to everyone that came up to me and said hi! Love my beautiful subscribers! BeautyconScreen Shot 2014-08-17 at 9.30.31 PM Screen Shot 2014-08-17 at 9.31.37 PM Screen Shot 2014-08-17 at 9.31.51 PM Screen Shot 2014-08-17 at 9.32.15 PM Screen Shot 2014-08-17 at 9.32.44 PM Screen Shot 2014-08-17 at 9.33.00 PM


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Mila Kunis Makeup

Mila Kunis Makeup

Remember Makeup Mondays!?! Well guess what, it’s Monday and I have a makeup tutorial. Yipee! Below is my attempt at a recreation of Mila Kunis’s face from her recent cover of W magazine. I hope you enjoy it.

L’OReal Voluminous Mascara
Bare Minerals BareSkin
Maybelline Define-A-Brow
Smashbox Face Primer
Smashbox Limitless Cream Shadow in Topaz
MAC Eye Shadow in Embark
MAC Eye Shadow in Saddle
Smashbox Blush in Regal
Buxom Bronzer in Tahiti
MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown
Buxom Gloss in Hello Lover
Physicians Formula Gel Liner
NYX Eyebrow Push-Up Bra
bareMinerals Powder

If you haven’t already, check out my Makeup Mistakes video.

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What’s In My Makeup Bag

What's in My Makeup Bag

Anyone out there in cyber land curious as to what’s in my makeup bag!?! lol This is actually my travel makeup bag, specifically for trips in the summer. In my last post I recapped my recent adventure in Florida with my family, obviously Florida in the summer is a super HOT, humid place. I had to make sure my beauty and makeup bag reflected the weather.  Below is a peak at what I brought in an attempt to look cute in the sweltering heat. Watch the video below and be sure to check out my list of goodies. Hope you’re all enjoying your summer! What's in My Makeup Bag

 

 

Click on the links to purchase some of my favorite products!
Mor Beauty Bag
Oil of Olay Regenerist
Bare Minerals Foundation
Secret Deodorant
Pixi lip stain in Rose
Pixi Brilliance Balm Nearly Naked
Skin Again Vanish
IT Hair Care Surf Spray
Em Pillow Plush n Lollipop
Nyx Golden Bronzer Eyeliner
Real Techniques Brushes
Tonya Crooks Tweezers

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Four Handed Massage Heaven

Cure salon and spa

Cure salon and spa
For my birthday this year nothing sounded more exciting than a day of pampering at a luxury spa. I also hadn’t had a chance to get my sister her bday gift yet. (She now shares a birthday with my son and I wanted to get her something in addition to a NEPHEW!) I decided on the Cure Salon and Spa in West Hollywood for a few reasons 1) they offered a hamamm (I hadn’t been in one since I went hammam hopping in Instanbul two summers ago) 2)They had a four handed massage. Done.  The hammam was great, but can we talk about the four handed massage!?! Umm… wow. It was SO wonderful. The flow, pressure and unique blend of movements made it one of my favorite spa experiences ever. It will be hard to go back to just a regular two handed massage! #ImSpoiledNow Cure salon and spa Sharzad Kiadeh

After multiple showers, a hammam, a rub down and a luxury bubble bath I think it’s safe to say I cleaned off all the baby barf that may have been lingering or hidden somewhere on my body. So gross I know, but I’m told I need to get used to that.

Check out this vlog to see more from me and my sis at the spa.

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*Top two images courtesy of google



California Girl Favorites

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Take it from a real deal California Girl, the selection of goodies below are just what you need to make you feel fine, fresh, fierce. We got you on lock. Did I just quote Katy Perry!?! Oh yeah. We’ll melt your popsicle too. Happy Happy Friday everybody- remember you can purchase all the items below by clicking on the images or the links. #CaliLove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Push Present Gift Ideas

Push Present Gift Ideas

I am a firm believer in the push present. What is that you ask? Well, it’s a gift that your baby daddy should give you after you “push” your baby out. Even if you have a c-section you are entitled to gifts! After 10 months (whoever said it was nine is a LIAR!) of an emotional roller coaster ride that includes weight gain, unexplainable tears, uncomfortable pains, swollen feet and a whole batch of other pregnancy symptoms, you deserve a treat! Below are some push present gift ideas that I personally want. If you are preggers, feel free to take this gift guide and casually place it in front of your man so he gets the memo. You DESERVE it! Push Present Gift Ideas Push Present Gift Ideas Push present gift ideas Push Present Gift Ideas

 

1) Your new nuggets name on a personalized necklace.

2) Sexy heels you can look forward to rocking once the swelling goes down!

3) An awesome diaper bag.

4) A NON-diaper bag, aka a really fancy purse. You can’t go wrong with Chanel!

5) Your first family trip. I want to go here and here.

6) A spa day.

7) Jewelry- pretty much anything that sparkles!

8) A strong cocktail followed by a spicy tuna hand roll (or ten!)

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