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New Film Premiere !

The Festival of Lights Movie Premier   The film that I went all the way to Guyana to do hair and makeup for


Festival of Lights (@FestOfLights)

Dept Head Hair & Makeup-Dyana Aives (@InURfacemakeup)

 opens up today in

New York Nov. 9 - 15th
AMC Loews Village 7 66 3rd Ave. New York, NY 10003 (212) 982-2116

and
Los Angeles Nov. 9 - 15th
Laemmle's Noho 7 5240Lankershim Blvd. NorthHollywood,CA 91601 (310)478-3836




I'm proud of this film because it had always been a dream of mine to do Hindi Ceremonial makeup









and this film really let me stretch my wings,





all the way to Guyana.









I love it because it's Beautiful and Raw, at the same time....
 just like Guyana




http://www.FestivalofLightsfilm.com



Parker Posey: Fearless woman, not girl interrupted - CNN.com

Parker Posey: Fearless woman, not girl interrupted - CNN.com

Here's my hair and makeup on Parker Posey for her CNN interview

Too Faced Cosmetics - Better Than False Lashes

When I was 14 years old, I had a really beautiful best friend, who was just a little bit evil too. Let's call her "Cher". She had the longest lashes I had ever seen! I had tried everything to get mine to look as long as hers; Baby powder under my mascara, Olive oil at night, layering, separating with a safety pin, nothing worked. Finally I asked her... "Cher, how can I get my lashes to look like yours, all long and fluttery"? She said, "you really wanna know"? "yes, I'll do it, just name it" I said. "Cut them" she said.. "cut them???" "Yup" she said "how short do I cut them?" "That depends, how long do you want them? The shorter you cut them the longer they'll grow" she told me. I raced home, ran to the mirror, and scissors in hand prepared to have super long, luxurious lashes, after all, I had cut them to the base, short as i could without bleeding. Long story short.....She got a…

A moment for NYer's everywhere

This is a testament to all my friends and family back in NY & NJ that had to brave the storm that rocked them to their foundation, only to make them stronger. We are NYers, it takes a helluva lot more than terrorists and storms to break us! It's one of the things that I love about New Yorkers and what I've always been so proud of, is that after we've gone thru something together, it strengthens us, it makes us closer. I'll never forget the feeling of how connected I felt to my neighborhood, as a kid, after Hurricane Irene, we all emerged from our houses as if we were woken from a really long nap, and all gave each other a pat on the back as we acknowledged that yes, in fact, we had all gotten thru it unscathed. It was even greater when the Sept.11th attacks were over. I remember being so proud of my community for banding together and reaching out to each other. For once putting aside our differences like an old cup a'cawfee, and embracing our neighbors a…

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The probability of love at first sight....

or how a shaving soap changed themy world.... I may have a problem balancing the girlie girl in me, with the cynical New Yorker? I don't usually think of myself as a hopeless romantic, but lately I equate everything to relationships, even blogging about products. As much as I'd like to be that wham bam thank you ma'am reviewer... you know, the one that gets the product and says "OK you'll have final copy in 3 days", I just can't. I need to fall in love with it, even if only for the moment, and for that I need to get to know you better.  Seriously, can you really get to know a anything in such a short time, enough to feel confident telling all your friends about it ?  Because that's what you are, you're my friends. 
And friends can smell BS a mile away.  So I'm not going to candy coat it, if I love it, I'll scream it from the rooftops, and if I don't....well. 
I'm the chick that is going to tell you straight, but don't worry sweet pea, i…

The Crazy (but true) Things We Do in The Name of Beauty

When I was 14 years old, I had a really beautiful best friend.
I won't say she was evil, but I will say, adolescence is difficult, and friends sometimes do shitty things to each other ...
You get the picture?

 As for my friend? (Let's call her "Suzie".)
She had the longest lashes I had ever seen!      


 I had tried everything to get mine to look as long as hers; Gobs of mascara separated with a safety pin...Baby powder under my mascaraOlive oil every night Nothing worked, finally, I asked her...

"Suze, how can I get my lashes to look like yours, all long and beautiful? She said, Do you really wanna know?
Yes, whatever it is, I'll do it, just name, it I said.
Cut them, she said.
Cut them???
Yup, she said
How short do I cut them?
That depends,... How long do you want them? Her eyebrows raised, The shorter you cut them, the longer they'll grow" she told me.
I've Heard About This GIF from Iveheard GIFs
I raced home, ran to the mirror, and with scissors in …

My brow routine - A quick Everyday Eyebrow Makeup Tutorial in 5 mins or less

Quick Tip Tuesday - unruly brows! Here is  a quick 5 min beauty tip that I use and think you'll love. If you've seen my blog before you know that I am more than a just a little obsessed, with Lastics Shave Soap.
But check this out...you'll never believe how I use it today!

Here's my routine.
You will need 1. A brow brush - the ones I use are either
Senna fine line,Ve's Favorite Brushes - Slant Tip 
 Nars #5 brow brush.  2. A brow pencil
I don't spend big money on this, the one I'm using for this video is from Daiso (it's $1.50 and I love it!)  3. A brow powder
 I am using Senna's brow palette because I want to use 2-3 colors so it looks natural and not one dimensional  4. A spooly or a toothbrush
to brush them into place and      


5. Here's the kicker, instead of brow gel, I use my Shave Soap from Lastics
 it holds them in place without feeling crunchy (plus it smells ahhhhmazing!)











6. A brow highlighter  (optional) 

to clean up and sharpen your edges - …