I’m on week 3 of my celeb makeup transformation series with Moda Mob and below I have TWO celebrity makeup tutorials for ya. Are you jumping up and down with excitement!?! The first one is a classic Kylie Jenner look and the second is a a bright, fun Taylor Swift look. Enjoy them both and be sure to check Moda Mob this Friday for a brand spanking new tutorial.
Right around 7-8 months pregnant I noticed some serious joint pain happening, especially in my wrists. I figured it was due to the fact that I gained a ton of weight. (Hi 55 pounds) Fast forward to now, I’ve lost a decent amount of weight (still 15 to go) but my wrist pain has gotten worse. After multiple trips to the doctor I decided it was time to freeze myself. Wait, what!?! I know, so random right? Apparently freezing yourself is great for inflammation, arthritis and a ton of other ailments. I headed to the Cryo Health Care Clinic in West Hollywood and hopped in a machine that was set at 220 below. Repeat -220 degrees. You’re going to have to watch the video to see what happens!
Remember that one time I had a massive belly!?! Umm… yeah, me too. So I finally got my hands on my maternity pics and I wanted to share them. I remember feeling so large and in charge and I seriously did not want to take pics of myself… but looking back I’m thrilled I did. It’s crazy to imagine that my wiggly little dude was once all up in my belly. Daaang. Oh how I love my little shmush. Anywho, enjoy the pics and have an amazing weekend. Also- for any of you preggies out there, TAKE MATERNITY PICS! Your future self will thank you.
Photography: Alana Fickes
Hello Thursday! Things have been so cray cray the past few days with work and I’m still trying to get settled in my new house and I’m trying to raise a decent human. How do people balance everything without the help of meth!?! Don’t worry, I’m not on meth, just wishful thinking. SO back to my jam-packed week. On Tuesday I was invited to speak on a fashion and business panel about how to work with brands and get paid. I loved sharing the stage with my fellow online movers and shakers. We’re all in similar industries but earn our money in completely unique ways, and I love hearing about how they get their hustle on. Speaking of hustle, yesterday I was asked to join a live cooking hangout with Ana Gasteyer, Laura Vitale and Weight Watchers. Just go ahead and pinch me. I cyber hung out with someone from SNL!?! Is this real lyfe? (Can we say shweddy balls!?!) Below are a few snaps from the madness and my latest episode of The Mom’s View. Enjoy!
Hi beauties! I’m excited to announce that I will be doing a new makeup series with ModaMob (insert happy dance)! ModaMob is a fabulous YouTube channel filled with all things makeup, beauty, fashion and fun and they’ve asked lil ole me to collaborate with them. Each week this month I will have a brand spanking new celebrity transformation. The first one is a Kendall Jenner makeup tutorial and it’s up on their channel now. I hope you like it! Please let me know if you have any requests for tutorials in the future. Have a great weekend!
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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!
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!
Get the look!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last 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!
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!