Beauty & Style

How to GROW Your YouTube Channel

Hello from cold Chicago! A few months back I had the pleasure of chatting with one of my favorite women, Susan Yara. Susan has had a very exciting career working as a beauty host for some major companies. (She was actually the first beauty host I watched and subsequently met in person…and then stalked obsessively over the years…) Her most exciting new venture is the launch of her new company/YouTube channel called Mixed Makeup. You NEED to check it out. The quality and content is perfection AND she has big names like Catt Sadler with segments on her channel. I was so flattered when she asked little old me to share some tips on how to grow your youtube channel. We had a blast filming the fun and informative video below.  Enjoy!

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Get Ready With Me: Easy Fall Makeup Tutorial

Guess what? I have another easy fall makeup tutorial for you. Literally the day after labor day I said goodbye to pinky lips and hello to my fall colors. I love a strong lip and a neutral eye. I think it looks so polished and sexy.  The look below is super easy to recreate and will look fabulous on any skin color. Happy Fall Beauties!

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Smokey Bronze Eye Makeup

Hello and happy Friday beauties! Here is my latest face of the day. I have a smokey bronze eye makeup tutorial below along with all the products I used to create the look. It’s easy, and will look good on any skin tone. Go out there and try it this weekend. Cheerio!

Smokey Bronze Eye Makeup

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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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