Tuesday, October 20, 2015

"Makeup Basics" Seminar *Certified*

Hi Beauties,

I will be hosting another amazing Makeup Basics class in greater Los Angeles area November 15, 2015 from 12-6PM. The class will be certified (PRO Discounts for life YAY!!!!) and I will have two guest speakers present. There will be complimentary desserts and a glass of champagne for my fabulous students, along with an epic class of course :)

Early bird tickets are now on sale! Be sure to purchase now because prices will go up starting October 31.

Here is a link for more info: https://makeupbasics.eventbrite.com


Friday, August 14, 2015

Makeup Tonight (My New Business Venture)!

Hi Beauties,

I wanted to update you guys on my new business venture :)

My partner and I have started a company called "Makeup Tonight" where we have artists host makeup classes at posh restaurants all over Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco (we will be expanding to many other cities soon). All the classes are separated into themes such as "Irresistible Smokey Eye," "Contouring & Highlighting," "No Makeup-Makeup," and much more. The classes are  hands on which is crucial to learning makeup because you retain information faster and better this way. Yes, it's easy to watch a YouTube video on a certain look you want to achieve but when you try to mimic the same look on yourself, or others, I guarantee you will struggle with it, especially if you are a beginner. When you have a professional teaching you and correcting your mistakes you learn a lot faster and make less mistakes versus watching a tutorial.

I am currently the head artist in LA and we have classes weekly in every location. I have other very talented artists teaching in NY and SF.

Meet my NY artist, Miryam: https://instagram.com/glossythings/

Meet my SF artist, Johanna: https://instagram.com/makeupjohanna/

We post promo flyers on our Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter daily of any upcoming classes in all the locations and we also have all the classes listed on our website (all links below).

The classes are $59. YES, ONLY FIFTY-NINE DOLLARS!

You are required to bring some products with you and we gift you some products to use during the class and take home. Oh, and you also get a Swag Bag aka a gift bag filled with amazing goodies. For example for our "Contouring & Highlighting" class you bring:
  • Concealer (1-2 shades lighter than your skin tone)
  • Blush - Your Favorite Shade
  • Powder - Pressed or Loose
  • Beauty Blender 
...and you get:
  • Morphe Bronzer/Blush Brush
  • Morphe Highlighting Brush
  • City Color Highlighter
  • City Color Matte Bronzer
  • And....A Makeup Tonight SwagBag!
All classes are weekdays (Monday - Thursday) from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM at restaurants around your city. 
In LA we host classes at the Sofitel Hotel, Aventine Hollywood, Pop Champagne, etc...
In SF we host classes at The Vestry, Monroe, etc...
In NY we host classes at The Chester, Ainsworth Park, etc...

The concept behind our classes is to come with your girlfriends (or alone) enjoy a nice cocktail and learn the theme of the night. The environment is very fun yet very informative :)

Here are some pictures from past events:

 I hope to see you guys at our classes :)


P.S. If you guys have any questions email our MakeupTonight team at 


Saturday, May 2, 2015


Hello Beauties,

I have officially created a website where I will be blogging. This is a long time coming and I am so excited. I will no longer be blogging on this site, please refer to the link below for any new blog posts. Make sure to follow my blog via email all you have to do is input your email address so you can get notifications when I post something :)

Here is the web address: http://fortheloveofmakeupbaby.com

Also, if you haven't heard the news I have started a new business venture which I am beyond excited about. Check us out, you won't regret it ;): http://www.makeuptonight.com


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Review!

Hey Beauties,

You guys have all been yearning for a review on the new Nars foundation, so here you have it :)

Okay so it took me some time to get used to this foundation because it's tricky! First things first Nars' shading is so darn complicated (for me at least), I took home 2 different colors before I realized the shade "Mont Blanc" was right for me. Why did I take home 2 shades and not test them out in the store? Well because when I spot tested them on my jawline they looked fine. The problem prevailed once I applied it all over my face, it either made me look like a giant yellow balloon or a dead ghost; "Mont Blanc" happened to be my happy medium lol.

So lets talk a little about the foundation:

  • It's definitely light weight; it feels very smooth and velvety. 
  • It isn't as luminous as it claims; it's more demi-matte in my opinion.
  • It is definitely not all day. It wears for a few hours but it settles into fine lines (laugh smiles, wrinkles, etc) fairly quickly. 
    • I have tried this foundation with a bunch of primers to see what it is most compatible with. I have moisturized and used a velvety primer (Japonesque Velvet Touch Primer) underneath this foundation and it still gets into the crevices of my face and doesn't elongate the wear power. I have also used a silicone poreless primer (Too Faced Primed & Poreless) and I realized my face looking extra oily and the foundation was breaking up (bummer). I have also used a color correcting primer (Clinique Superprimer) and although it gave me a flawless finish (as did all the other primers) it still settles into my smile lines and I feel that I need to touch up with powder after 2 hours. 
    • P.S. I set my face with either a pressed or loose powder every time!
  • Not compatible with other foundations. I tried to mix it and it started to break apart on my face so stay away from mixing this foundation with other foundations.
  • Definitely full coverage. It will cover everything!!!!
  • It is advised to use only 1 pump on your face (laughs). That is a joke to me given that the pump lets out only a dot, YES a dot, of product. I normally use 2-3 pumps for my whole face. *Shake before you use it*
  • You must must must have an exfoliated face if you want to use this foundation because it does tends to enhance imperfections on the face. 
  • Compatible with dry skin if you moisturize and I advise anyone with oily skin to stay far far away. 
  • I blend this with my beauty blender after I dot the foundation on my face.
Overall, I do like this foundation but I don't love it. I use it because it's new and I can get away with it looking somewhat flawless for a few hours but it's not something I reach for if I want my makeup to last all day and look flawless all day.

If you wish to purchase this foundation, here are a few links:

I hope this was helpful! Please do remember that what might not work for me might work for you (vice-versa). So, your best bet is to get color matched at Sephora and take home a sample.

Instagram: @fortheloveofmakeupbaby
Email: fortheloveofmakeupbaby@gmail.com


Friday, March 20, 2015

I Will Now Be Booking Makeup Appointments!

Hey Beauties,

I have some great news for you all today. After a REALLY long time of debating whether or not I should take this step or not I have decided to just do it. I will now be booking appointments as a freelance mobile makeup artist...aka a makeup artist that comes to you!

Some of you are wondering why I am doing this now and not sooner?! Well let me put it this way, all of the experience I will gain freelancing will help me with another project that has been in the works for a while but will not be revealed until every aspect of it has been perfected :) I know I'm giving you guys anxiety lol but trust me you are going to be very happy when you hear the news! I'm the type of person who commits herself to something 110%. Thus, I need everything to be done thoroughly and with much thought before I present it to anyone.

I never intended to do makeup on clients because that was just never my thing, it wasn't my goal, and it didn't interest me. However, for the sake of where I want to be and the things I want to do I need to gain hands-on experience. I've learned that no matter how much product knowledge, technique, and talent you have unless you put it all to work and see the outcome you can't master a skill and move forward. My decision to freelance all stems from this. I feel that I cannot move forward with my up-and-coming career without this crucial step. I know that I don't have to explain myself but I thought I would go ahead and do it anyway so that everything is crystal clear :)!

Okay so here is the breakdown:

I currently reside in Los Angeles, California therefore I will be booking appointments predominantly in LA. If you are interested in me traveling further than LA please email me and ask if I am able to commute to your location (charges will apply).

Makeup: $100 (within 25 mile radius of 91604 -Studio City- zip code. Anything further charges will apply). A $50 deposit must be made via Paypal and the payment must be approved before your appointment can be secured. The remaining $50 (or more) will have to be cash pay once I arrive.
Lashes are included in all of this and it usually takes anywhere from 1 to 1.5 hours depending on the look you are going for.

Photoshoot: $200

If you are interested please email me at fortheloveofmakeupbaby@gmail.com 

-Your Full Name
-Desired Date & Time 
-Location (Full Address)

Instagram: @fortheloveofmakeupbaby

Email: fortheloveofmakeupbaby@gmail.com


Monday, March 9, 2015

Rocksbox: The Premium Jewelry Subscription Box (Review + 1 Month Free Code)!

Hey Beauties,

Rocksbox recently reached out to me and decided to give my followers a chance to try Rocksbox free for one month! As always I like to test out a brand before I say anything about them and I must say the whole concept of Rocksbox is so unique. I love the idea of testing out my personalized jewelry before purchasing it because I personally have very sensitive ears (I can only wear high quality metal earrings or else I will get an infection) and I hate trying on jewelry at the store. So far, I have zero complaints from the company, I love the items I received, and the shipping was fast too!

What exactly is "Rocksbox?"
Rocksbox is a premier jewelry subscription box. Basically, they send you a box filled with three pieces of jewelry based around your taste and you get to borrow the pieces, test them out, and wear them before you decide to purchase them. How cool, right?! If you decide you don't like the items you can swamp it out for a new set. The best part is that they feature 30+ amazing designers including Kendra Scott, House of Harlow, Gorjana, and Loren Hope.

How Does It Work?
You sign up using my code (listed below), which will give you a FREE 1 month trial, and you can start enjoying Rocksbox. If you sign up after 30 days from this post (April 9, 2015), it turns into 50% off.
Just fill out the fun survey they give you to determine your personal style and you are on your way to recieving your first box. Oh, and did I mention this code has unlimited use :)
P.S. If after you have placed my code in the applicable box and it still asks for your card information to charge you, put it in because it will be voided. They just need your card information to make sure they get their products back.

Code: "fortheloveofmakeupxoxo"

If there is anything I haven't covered please check Rocksbox's website :)

If you follow me on Instagram tag me and Rocksbox once your box arrives. I can't wait to see what goodies you guys get!!!
Oh, and you guys can check out my Instagram where I made a little unboxing video showing you all of my #Rocksbox goodies.

My Instagram: https://instagram.com/fortheloveofmakeupbaby
Rocksbox Instagram: https://instagram.com/rocksbox/
Email: fortheloveofmakeupbaby@gmail.com


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Everything You Need To Know About "Hautelook"

Hey beauties,

I wanted to dedicated a blog post to the flash sale site Hautelook because it is honestly one of my favorite online shopping sites. I have been using this website ever since it launched back in 2011 and have been addicted ever since.

How does it work?
Basically every day there are new brands out for sale in each category (Womens, Mens, Kids, Home & Beauty). Every morning at 8am the new brands are introduced and they stay up for about a week. And by the way these aren't cheap brands they have designers such as Valentino, Marc Jacobs, Vince, Joe Jeans, Brian Atwood, and much more. They have also have beauty brands such as Kevin Aucoin, The Balm, Million Dollar Tan, Crown Brush, NYX, Koress, Lorac, Mario Badescu, Mehron, and so much more!
Side note: Popular brands and products tend to sell out fast!

If you spend $100 or more shipping is free. If not, shipping rates do apply! The worst part about the shipping is that it takes forever for your stuff to come but for the price you buy the products for, its worth the wait.

Almost all the items are on sale for more then 50% off which is insanity, sometimes its even 70%. Your wallet will thank me later! :)

How do I sign up?
Just click on the link below to sign up and start shopping. I suggest downloading the app because it is so much easier to keep up and navigate versus always trying to go on your computer. I check the app every morning to see what brands are out and what brands I should expect to see in 3 days.
Click Below, Sign Up, & Start Saving!

I have purchased so many items off this website including all my products from The Balm, some Lorac goodies, acrylic makeup drawers, jewelry, shoe storage, designer shoes, and much much more, I guarantee you won't regret becoming a member!

Happy Shopping!

Email: fortheloveofmakeupbaby@gmail.com  --> My email has changed beauties, I do have and resound to the other one however, if you have any questions or you are contacting me about business inquiries please do email this address from now on. Thank you!
Instagram: @fortheloveofmakeupbaby

-Love Greta! Mwah!