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Rach

21st October 2014

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Bahaha… my guy best friends are the best .. Joe the Hero to the rescue again, saving lives as always ;) if anybody knows anything about healing injuries or saving a life, it’s this guy lmao.. @_spideyjoe_

Bahaha… my guy best friends are the best .. Joe the Hero to the rescue again, saving lives as always ;) if anybody knows anything about healing injuries or saving a life, it’s this guy lmao.. @_spideyjoe_

20th October 2014

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My team killed it today at our famous Contour & Highlighting class!! This is still our most popular class and we’ve had it about 4 times already! Every client had so much fun, went out of their comfort zone and went home with some new must-haves .. my coaches shared their expertise in all worlds and were amazeballs with their teamwork and energy … annnd that’s my AM waving to y’all at the very end hahaha… #ilovemyteam #team202 #sephorawc202 #sephorawalnutcreek #subc #contourandhighlightingclass #sephora (at Sephora - Walnut Creek)

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18th October 2014

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And last but not least, my beautiful Bride @carrieangela3 !! Your makeup turned out perfect, best out of the 3 times I’ve done it.. you looked gawjussss πŸ˜πŸ˜™πŸ’œ Congratulations again on your big day, Mrs. Cox!!! πŸ’“

And last but not least, my beautiful Bride @carrieangela3 !! Your makeup turned out perfect, best out of the 3 times I’ve done it.. you looked gawjussss πŸ˜πŸ˜™πŸ’œ Congratulations again on your big day, Mrs. Cox!!! πŸ’“

18th October 2014

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My Mother of the Bride! She wanted a nighttime smoky eye to compliment her dark charcoal grey dress. Her lips are also not on yet, but it was Laura Mercier’s Red Chocolate lipliner w/ Bobbi Brown’s lipstick in Shimmer Bronze πŸ’œ #carriewedsryan #loveblendnbeauty

My Mother of the Bride! She wanted a nighttime smoky eye to compliment her dark charcoal grey dress. Her lips are also not on yet, but it was Laura Mercier’s Red Chocolate lipliner w/ Bobbi Brown’s lipstick in Shimmer Bronze πŸ’œ #carriewedsryan #loveblendnbeauty

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18th October 2014

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3 of 4 of my beautiful bridesmaids earlier today! (1 was MIA lol) They don’t have lips on yet tho because they ate n drank afterwards haha…so I did lips for everyone at the very end just before pictures πŸ’‹ For LIPS i mixed Sephora’s cream lip stain in 2 Classic Beige & Infinite Rose w/ Buxom’s White Russian on top. For EYES, the Bride wanted a neutral eye w/ a pop of Mint to match her Mint trim and accessories on her bridal party. πŸ’œ #carriewedsryan #loveblendnbeauty

3 of 4 of my beautiful bridesmaids earlier today! (1 was MIA lol) They don’t have lips on yet tho because they ate n drank afterwards haha…so I did lips for everyone at the very end just before pictures πŸ’‹ For LIPS i mixed Sephora’s cream lip stain in 2 Classic Beige & Infinite Rose w/ Buxom’s White Russian on top. For EYES, the Bride wanted a neutral eye w/ a pop of Mint to match her Mint trim and accessories on her bridal party. πŸ’œ #carriewedsryan #loveblendnbeauty

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17th October 2014

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My client today was absolutely stunning!! I was so blown away by her spirit that we instantly clicked and became friends. πŸ‘­


Her story: Elizabeth is a 52-year-old lifestyle model who always wore black winged eyeliner, heavy mascara and used her fingers to apply all her make-up. She hates her freckles and how tired she felt she always looked. She was looking for a new fresh look as we channeled Brooke Shields to revamp her, as she just broke up with her boyfriend. What a jerk, right?! He’s clearly missing out. πŸ’


Elizabeth now has not only her essential tools and must-have make-up, but she always said she felt like a brand new woman because she “really needed this!”


This is why I love what I do … she not only LOOKS beautiful but she FEELS beautiful in her own skin again!!! πŸ‘ΈπŸ’“

#ilovemyjob #sephorawc202 #sephorawalnutcreek #sephoragirlsarelegit #loveblendnbeauty

My client today was absolutely stunning!! I was so blown away by her spirit that we instantly clicked and became friends. πŸ‘­


Her story: Elizabeth is a 52-year-old lifestyle model who always wore black winged eyeliner, heavy mascara and used her fingers to apply all her make-up. She hates her freckles and how tired she felt she always looked. She was looking for a new fresh look as we channeled Brooke Shields to revamp her, as she just broke up with her boyfriend. What a jerk, right?! He’s clearly missing out. πŸ’


Elizabeth now has not only her essential tools and must-have make-up, but she always said she felt like a brand new woman because she “really needed this!”


This is why I love what I do … she not only LOOKS beautiful but she FEELS beautiful in her own skin again!!! πŸ‘ΈπŸ’“

#ilovemyjob #sephorawc202 #sephorawalnutcreek #sephoragirlsarelegit #loveblendnbeauty

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16th October 2014

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Yup. That’s where I’m at today … #nodaysoff #sleepy #imsotired #ineedcoffee #help

Yup. That’s where I’m at today … #nodaysoff #sleepy #imsotired #ineedcoffee #help

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15th October 2014

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Anonymous said: What are great moisturizers for oily/combo skin?

that’s a very general question, lol … it honestly depends on what you want your skin to look like or how you want it to act. for example, do you want to control an oily t-zone? do you want to balance your skin? do you want your skin to glow? do you want it to look matte?

I also don’t know how old you are — that plays a big part. If you still have immature skin (adolescent, no more than 18), then you don’t need anything drastic. If you’re a young adult (early-to-mid 20s), then you might want to look into preventative anti-aging stuff. I’m almost 30 — anything anti-aging is straight up my alley to help keep my skin young and healthy! haha…Β 

but if you’re just looking for drugsture, Garnier, Olay and Aveeno make some really good ones for daily use.

14th October 2014

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Beef Stir Fry πŸ›

Beef Stir Fry πŸ›

13th October 2014

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Anonymous said: i wrote a letter to one of my friends who i back-stab each other in high school we both been out of high school for four years. i finally got the courage to write her letter stating everything i did how much our friendship meant to me i even ask for forgiveness we saw each other had ice cream. the only thing is she ask me ''that in order to get her trust back i have to earn it'' what does this mean?

Trust isn’t easily given, especially to someone who’s trust has been broken. Speaking from experience, i truly believe in second (even third, fourth and fifth) chances, but the person has to prove to me that they’ve changed and my decision to trust them again was the right decision.

Trust must be earned, meaning you have to show her that you are a trustworthy person. Be there for her, don’t flake on her, be a true friend, don’t do stupid shit to her, etc etc, the list goes on. She needs to see that you are worth trusting after what you did to her.

I have a question though — you said you backstabbed each other. so why are you the only one who’s trust must be earned? if she screwed up too, then she needs to earn her trust with you as well. However, judging by your apology letter, it sounds like you may have been the one in the wrong — is that the case? It looks like she’s giving you a second chance, but what i want to know is whether or not you’re the only one who’s trust has been broken .. because if she screwed up too, then she owes you an equal apology and needs to earn your trust back as well. In other words, this shouldn’t be a one-sided game, the feelings must be mutual; you both have to want this friendship back.

Good luck!

13th October 2014

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Anonymous said: soooo the guy I'm seeing doesn't like when I wear foundation or makeup for that matter (besides my eye makeup, three cheers for banging ass cat eyes). I have super oily skin, large pores, moderate/mild acne scars depending on my time of the month. all my foundations are super full coverage (prolongwear, double wear, teint idole, studio fix), do you have any recommendations on what i can do to perfect my skin since I'm still insecure? i have on a glycolactic peel as I type -___-

It doesn’t sound like your skin is as bad as you think it is. I would learn to be comfortable in your own skin, because that’s really what’s attractive to a guy. Wearing pounds of make-up is unattractive to most men, but i happen to be dating (and have dated) a guy who doesn’t care because he knows i love make-up. he has said before that he loves me either way and still thinks i’m beautiful bare faced, hehe. THAT’S the kind of guy you should be dating, girl!

but alas, most guys really do hate make-up because it gets everywhere, they’re afraid to mess up your artwork and it just doesn’t look natural most of the time (unless you are making it look so natural he can’t tell .. in which case, props to you girl). It sounds like he really just wants to see you for you, though. Which is a great thing — that means he doesn’t care about the same insecurities you have. I would recommend a foundation that’s incredibly lightweight and non-transferable, but still buildable. Think Face & Body foundations from either MAC or MUFE or even L’Oreal’s Nude foundation. You can even go for a BB or CC cream, which tend to cover a tad bit more than tinted moisturizers and have more skincare benefits. My personal favorite right now is Philosophy’s No Reason to Hide perfecting moisturizer — it has a built-in serum that helps with texture, large pores, unevenness, overall correction, and radiance.

If you HAVE to wear an actual foundation because it’s a must for you and you can’t compromise, try something lightweight but still effective: think MUFE HD foundation, CoverFX Cream Foundation or Tarte Amazonian Clay.

You an also cocktail your perfect foundation — one of my clients’ favorite is a mix i made for her using MUFE’s Face & Body foundation and MUFE Full Cover concealer — absolutely flawless. :)

13th October 2014

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Anonymous said: I have super oily t-zone and I was wondering what you would recommend for primer. High end and drug store. I do use a setting powder but I do not want to bring it with me to touch up. I have blotting sheets but I go through it like crazy. Any recommendations??

High End: Becca Ever Matte, Dior Pore Minimizer, Benefit PoreFessional, Tarte Clean Slate Poreless, NARS Pro Prime Pore Minimizing primer and Algenist Pore Corrector primer, Philosophy Total Matte-ness

Drug Store: NYX Angel Veil, Neutrogena Shine Control

13th October 2014

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Anonymous said: do you know whats coming out for holiday 2014 at sephora! any banging ass promo codes like the samples last year?

i do know — but as a beauty insider, you will receive all the updates via email so make sure you’re signed up so you’re in the loop. ;)

… sorry, no teasers! but most of the holiday sets are out already! :)

13th October 2014

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Anonymous said: Hi Rachel. I love your reviews and tutorials on youtube. I have normal skin and im looking for a moisturizer, cleanser, toner, etc., that will bring my dull skin back to life. I use MAC studio sculpt foundation or Estee Lauder double wear (either of them on occasion) and both with MAC pro longwear concealer which are amazeballs. But...Help! i still need something to give my dull skin a kick. What would you recommend? TY ♥

Moisturizer: Origins GinZing line is great for energizing. I also like Fresh’s Youth Preserve lotion (radiance one). Lately, i’ve been enjoying Philosophy’s Take a Deep Breath SPF 30. Nude also makes a nice daytime Radiance moisturizer with SPF and Bliss also makes 2 different moisturizers also great for daytime and a glow/radiance.

Cleanser: almost anything will work for you, just depends on what you’d like it to really do. i generally like cleansers that are gentle but effective, like Fresh’s Soy face cleanser, Bliss Triple Oxygen foaming cleanser (great for a boost of energy in the AM), and REN Rosa Centifolia foam cleanser are favorites of mine. Shiseido, Peter Thomas Roth, Algenist, Origins and Ren are also great brands.

Toner: I’m a huge fan of toners, but I feel like almost anything will work. My personal favorite is a filipino brand called Eskinol. I also hear Bioderma is very popular but i’ve never personally tried it. I also love Lush’s Breathe of Fresh Air and any kind of “softeners” from Fresh, Lancome or Shiseido.

If you feel like your skin is dull, i highly recommend face masks on a weekly basis. You’ll love what they do for your skin! My personal favorite for rejuvenating my skin is REN’s Glycol Lactic Renewal mask. I’m also obsessed with Glam Glow masks, they’re worth every penny. Bliss Triple Oxygen mask, Origins GinZing. and Philosophy’s Purity masks all give skin a little boost in the AM if your skin looks tired. I also like Brightening sheet masks, they’re fun to use!

I also recommend you look into a serum! They work wonders! For brightening, I suggest Ole Henriksen, Dr. Dennis Gross, Philosophy or Caudalie. I also like beauty oils — my favorites are Ole Henriksen Truth Activating Oil, Algenist Anti-Aging Repair Oil, Boscia Tsubaki Oil, REN Omega 3 Oil, and Fresh Seaberry Oil (my #1 beauty oil!) Another secret weapon? Dr. Dennis Gross Peel pads — miracle workers!!!

Good luck with your new skincare regimen! :)

13th October 2014

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Anonymous said: Could you put a video of how you made your acai bowl? Please :)

Sure :) there are a ton of videos up already but i wouldn’t mind doing another one … :)