La Jolla, Ca: Local Beauty and Skincare

I was recently hired on as an Esthetics Educator at a local beauty academy, so what started off as a field trip with the class turned onto a deeper mission. There are quite a few cool skincare spots in La Jolla, California, so I decided to get the info and share them with you. As…

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Having Fun With Green Beauty!

Ever have that moment when you feel like you could run the world and how did you ever doubt yourself? How did you doubt going with your gut feeling instead of carrying the fear of change despite the lack of a net to catch you??? Well this is one of those moments for me…still no…

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With Love, From House of Vine: The Skin Care Studio

In case you didn’t know, my skincare studio, also named House of Vine, is open for business!! I am officially taking appointments at House of Vine, which is nestled discreetly in my bungalow house in the urban and creative neighborhood of Golden Hill, in the heart of San Diego, California. It’s been a journey with…

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What Forms of Protection Are you Using? If Any…

What forms of protection are you using? Keeping it PG, I’m speaking of SPF protection that is.  UV rays are the number one cause of premature aging and of course skin cancer. UVA = aging, UVB = burning and UVC = radiation. Broad spectrum sunscreens protect you from all UV rays. So with so many…

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How To Make Up

The Makeup Show in downtown Los Angeles last month was a blast! Outside of breaking the bank toward goodies for myself and adding to my makeup kit, I sat in on a tutorial/demo with Kathy Jeung, Celebrity Makeup Artist (IG @KathyJeung) to mega stars Gwen Stefani and Rita Ora to name a couple. During the…

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My Daily Beauty Products

A couple weeks ago I posted a picture on IG showing a few of my favorite beauty products that I am using right now and since sharing is caring I thought I would provide a bit of information about them in this post. I am literally loving these and wearing all of them daily or…

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Beauty Pointers: Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming a Makeup Artist

The love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is Art. – Emerson Enjoying those long romantic walks down the makeup aisle? Or, instead are you spending time being confused at Ulta, Sephora or MAC? Either way I am sharing the things I wish I knew before becoming a makeup artist. Here you have…

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How to Apply Lipstick Like an Expert

It’s my Bday and I am talking about lipstick! Do not ask me why, just thought it was a good topic. Lips are an important aspect of the face. I mean we do use them to communicate and express ourselves verbally and otherwise. A properly applied lipstick can do wonders for your social, professional…and your…

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Perspective

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! Yes, House Of Vine is still here! I know it has been an insurmountable delay and I’m not about excuses, however with getting through my venture of taking a night course to become a certified makeup artist while working my demanding federal career in management by day, it really was a…

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