Monday, April 11, 2016

Festival Ready with Mark. Jewelry

Festival season is upon us and this was a chance for me to flaunt my new mark jewelry collection! The collection includes burnished silvertone with semi precious stones coin necklace, a hand chain, and interchangeable earrings that can be worn as I'm modeling them or longer with the extra piece that's shown in the stock photo. Already received loads of compliments so far! 


All available on my website

What kind of jewelry are you wearing this festival season?

Location: Suspended in a Sunbeam Music Festival, Apple Valley
Shot by: Jeff Hansen

xo, Ivey

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Avon's Perfectly Matte Lipsticks

The matte lip trend is all the rage right now, which is perfect timing because Avon recently launched their new collection of matte lipsticks in 12 gorgeous shades! Not only are these colors bomb dot com, they're creamy without being cakey! I feel that some matte lipsticks tend to be drying. However, Avon's new collection seals in moisture for a lightweight, velvety feel! Check out the swatches I did for you guys below.

Perfectly Nude | Marvelous Mocha | Electric Pink | Ideal Lilac

Adoring Love | Pure Pink | Ravishing Rose | Coral Fever

Hot Plum | Red Supreme | Wild Cherry | Superb Wine

At first, texture is very velvety, creamy and glides easily on the lips. Afterwards, the formula dries to a complete matte without being drying at all. It felt VERY comfortable to wear. Although the formula isn't long wearing, it doesn't transfer very easily and wears off nicely throughout the day. I do recommend that it is important to exfoliate due to wearing a dryer formula than a standard lipstick. This will avoid chalkiness and noticeably dry skin on your lips! Also, using a lip liner with your lipstick will give you a different look! Different, but nice! Colors are very pigmented and I've even noticed they smell pretty nice too! I would compare these lipsticks to MAC's matte lipsticks except Avon's are less drying.

My Personal Faves: Marvelous Mocha, Pure Pink, Red Supreme, and Wild Cherry!

Avon's new collection of Perfectly Matte Lipsticks are now available on my website and are on sale for $5.99 which you can order here.

Wearing: Avon's Perfectly Matte Lipstick in "Red Supreme"

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

What's Your Why: Avon's New Campaign

I am so thrilled and ecstatic to finally share the project Avon has been working on for their new campaign "What's Your Why?". I was able to take part and participate in this amazing video to showcase representatives reasons for joining this amazing company. I joined Avon during college to have extra money for going out and having fun. Now, I've made this into a full career!

My Story

Full Video

Let me know what you think! 

xx, Ivey

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Sultry Valentine's Day Makeup

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Products Used:
Magix Face Perfector
Ideal Flawless Cream Concealer in Nuetral
Ideal Flawless Liquid Foundation in Light Nude
Extra Lasting Liquid Concealer in Fair
Ideal Flawless Loose Powder in Nuetral
True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte
mark. All Time Longwear Cream Eyeshadow in Tender Love
Big and False Mascara 
Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Honey
True Color Eyeshadow Single in Beige (for contour)
Glimmersticks Lip liner in "Red Brick" 
Perfectly Matte Eyeshadow in "Red Supreme"
Perfect Eyebrow Kit in Soft brown

Ardell Demi 120 False Lashes

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Colorado Wedding

I flew out to snowy and beautiful Denver, CO to celebrate the wedding of my high school best friend. Not only was I her maid of honor, I was also her makeup artist for the entire weekend (bachelorette party, wedding rehearsal, and actual wedding). This weekend made me realize how much I actually like to do bridal makeup. For the bridal look, I went with a smoky, soft plum and brown eye, well groomed and defined eyebrows, lush lashes, and blush lips. The bride normally goes au natural on a daily basis so this was fun to play up her natural features! My favorite part of her face was her eyebrows. All it took was to fill them in slightly with Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Dark Brown and a clear coat of brow gel. Since I posted a photo of my bride on social media, I've been getting asked on how much I charge for bridal makeup application which is something I never thought about but am highly considering on doing now. So, I'm thinking of going back to school to become a professional makeup artist and esthetician. At the moment, I'm currently exploring schools in the Orange County area. Do you know of any schools that I may like? If so, comment below!


PRIMER: Avon Magix Face Perfector // FOUNDATION: Too Faced Born This Way Foundation // CONCEALER: Bare Minerals Correcting Concealer // POWDER: NYX Studio Finishing Powder // CONTOUR: Anastasia Beverly Hills Powder Contour Kit Light to Medium // BROWS: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dip Brow in Dark Brown // EYES: Avon True Color Eyeshadow Quad in Mocha Latte (all shades) + LimeCrime Venus Palette in shade "Divine"// LASHES: Ardell Demi Lashes in 120 + Avon Super Shock Max Waterproof Mascara // BLUSH: Avon Ideal Luminous Blush in Warm Flush // LIPS: Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Double Dare // HIGHLIGHT: Becca x Jaclyn Hill Shimmering Skin Perfector in Champagne Pop

xx,  Ivey

Thursday, December 3, 2015


Okay... so I've been MIA for a while now. The last few months have been so busy. I went to New York, have been trying to get into working out more consistently, and have been focusing on my business. Like I seriously need to get a mani-pedi, facial and a haircut stat! Frankly, I need to be better about prioritizing my schedule along with taking better care of myself haha. Anyways, with Christmas around the corner and my birthday following soon after, I thought of things that I've been wanting to get my hands on. Take a look!

Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay Eyeshadow Palette
Because why wouldn't I want a makeup palette designed by my queen???

Holographic Backpack
I love anything holographic. I've actually been eyeing this UNIF backpack for a long time but I don't think they're available anymore. Not sure since I haven't been looking recently. Just look at those colors... *sigh*

Vans Classic Slip-On Sneaker in Matte Irridescent
I haven't worn Vans since 9th grade. When I saw these babies though, I fell in love. Plus, I gotta match with the backpack! Unfortunately, they're already sold out on NastyGal. 

White Queen/Full Duvet Cover
Since I bought my comforter, I have been having the most amazing sleep ever! However, I'm beginning to realize that with continued use and washing, it's begun to show signs of wear and small little stains (darn those pomegranate seeds!). Currently looking for a duvet cover with a high thread count. Found this one from Target :)

Bohemian Jewels
I would say my ideal style is boho + glam grunge. I love all things hippy, leopard, black and spiked. Would love to expand my boho jewelry collection, especially rings. 

Face Sheet Masks
The first sheet mask I've ever tried was the Tony Moly I'm Real Rice Mask Sheet from Urban Outfitters for only $3! After one use, my skin looked and felt amazing! No breakouts, no extra oils, no hyper pigmentation. I'm seriously in love with these. 

Getaway Trips
If there's one thing I love more than discovering good places to eat, it's cool places to travel to. Luckily, these places are within a 4 hour drive at most. Would love to visit (from the top) : 1) Big Bear- cabin, fireplace, waffle house for breakfast, sip on hot chocolate while looking at the snow. 2) Solvang- I came here in February for my 21st birthday with my boyfriend. It was so stunning to see a Danish village and with the holiday season here, I bet it's even more festive. 3) Palm Spring's RoboLights- This Christmas display flows over 4 acres of crazy statues, weird decorations, set ups, and artwork. Reading about this reminds me of Tio's Tacos in Riverside. Down to drive an hour to see this in person!

Well, there you have it! My wish list at the moment. 
Hope you enjoyed the read!

xo, Ivey

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Tips on Oily Skin and Best Avon Products to Use

Too often I find people who are confused with all the makeup and skincare out there, therefore they use the wrong products. If you know what you're skin type is, the search for the right products is much easier. I've decided to do a series of videos based on skin types and what best Avon products to use for that specific skin category. I've first done OILY SKIN, because that's the type of skin I have. I plan on doing a few more on dry skin and sensitive skin as well. Enjoy!

xx, Ivey