Wednesday, January 24, 2018

My 10 Minute Nighttime/Skincare Routine


Ladies! This is my nighttime routine on a good day. Sometimes after I finish prepping Kai's food, I just want to wipe off my makeup and knock out, but I had time to document what I *try* to do for my nighttime skin routine.

If you can't watch the video, I did snapshots of my thoughts below, but I definitely go more into depth in the video.

Let me know what you guys think!

CLEANSER

Biossance's Cleansing Oil - makeup remover
Philosphy's Purity Face Wash - overall face wash, exfoliated with a washcloth to wash off dead skin

TONER

If you have problematic skin: SKII Facial Essence (has salicylic acid and removes dead skin)
Sensitive skin: Kiehl's Iris Extract (more moisturizing)

*I would recommend the Kiehl's over SKII. It's more affordable and is not as harsh. It really depends what you are trying to accomplish with your skin!

EYE CREAM

Volition Beauty Eye Cream - super thick and moisturizing, but doesn't absorb to the skin. Hit or miss, depending on what you like! Try it once to determine what you like.

SKIN SERUM

Erno Lazlo Nighttime Serum - SUPER moisturizing. Perfect for dry, winter weather.

Sunday Riley Good Genes Serum - Really brightening! I LOVED this and will definitely repurchase. It contains lactic acid, which is still a gentle ingredient, but it did sting a little bit for me. This came as a set with the night oil, so it's recommended to use both. If you have super sensitive skin, I would not recommend this. 

FACE OIL/SLEEPING MASK

Biossance Oil is my favorite! Hands down.

Sunday Riley's Luna Super Oil - Not my favorite for the price. I think you can get just as good of a serum at a more affordable price point, like Smashbox's Primer Oil (my holy grail product that does it all).

Dr. Jart's Sleeping Mask - I've been so lazy about this lately. I try to use it every night, but it's okay if you just use a face oil.


SLEEPING LIP MASK

Laneige's Lip Mask - I don't drink enough water and am so dehydrated, so you can definitely see it on my lips. Love this product at the work it does as I'm sleeping. This is a repeat product for me and is only $20.

LASH SERUM


Grande Lash - It WORKS! And it's cheap. Nothing else to say. 🤣


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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Matcha Oreo Cheesecake


This is food for the soul and SO easy to make.

All you need:
  • 1 pint of heavy whipping cream
  • 2 boxes of 8 oz cream cheese
  • 30-32 Oreo pieces that you grind
  • 1/2 cup of melted budget
  • 1 tablespoon of finely ground matcha
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
Watch the video to see how easy it is to make this no-bake cheesecake! For the final product, sprinkle the matcha powder and top with fresh fruit.



Friday, December 29, 2017

Smashbox "It's Fire" Tutorial + Creating Your Own Liquid Highlighter


Orange is a scary color to think about putting on your eyes, but I loved playing around with Smasbox's "It's Fire" Photo Edit Eyeshadow palette and showing you guys how to create a look using colors that you normally wouldn't.

Hope you enjoy!!

Smashbox Camera Ready BB Water in Light/Medium
Smashbox Photo Edit Eyeshadow Trio in It's Fire
Smashbox Primer Oil
Buxom Plumpline Lip Liner in Covert Affair


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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Morning to Night Makeup




Hi everyone! This video tutorial I did on my Instagram story is all about transitioning your daytime makeup to a GNO/going out look.

We've all had to rush from the office or workplace to meet for dinner with our friends, so redoing your entire makeup is sometimes not ideal. This is how I get ready for a ratchet night in less than 20 minutes. 🤣


Linked everything below to make it easier for you too!

Colourpop Super Nova Shadow in UF Woah (less than $6!)
Milani Smudge Stick (sold out and discontinued). My favorite alternatives that are similar to the Milani eyeshadow stick:


Friday, December 15, 2017

Curling Short Hair in 10 Minutes


5 minute video for you guys today on how I curl my short hair! I get a LOT of requests for how to wave your hair, so I'm so glad I was able to get this up.

Didn't need much, but I listed all the product below! Remember, the dirtier the hair, the sexier. 😈

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

5 Minute Face + My Holy Grail Product



Real moment: I just woke up before filming this video and you can tell. 🤣🤣  I tried my best guys.

Okay, so I know that when you see a "no makeup makeup" tutorial, it always feels like it takes more work than actually doing your makeup, but I promise you this is a simple and easy way to get out the house and get out FAST. 🤣

HOLY GRAIL PRODUCT, guys. I swear by the Smashbox Primer Oil. I literally use it as a makeup primer, nighttime oil, dewey highlighter, moisturizer... everything! I cannot stress my love for multifunctional products enough.

In the video:

Smashbox Primer Oil
Tarte Concealer in Medium
La Roche Posay Sunscreen
Nudestix Eyebrow Pencil in Brown
Glossier Cloud Paint in Dusk
Milani Brown Eyeliner Pencil (discontinued)
Chapstick Total Moisture Hydration in Coral Blush

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Welcome



Hi guys!

My name is Yuri, and I'm a hair and makeup artist based in LA. I wanted to open up this blog to have one main space where people could go to find my videos, recipes, beauty tips and mommy tips.

Usually, I am always on the go, so if you follow me on Instagram, you've probably seen a bunch of my Instagram stories which have gotten amazing feedback (thank you!!) The problem with having Instagram stories only, though, is that they expire, so I thought it would be a great idea to have this archive for anyone who forgot to screenshot a story or maybe didn't catch it for the day.

I hope you guys enjoy this blog I put together for you guys, and I would love to hear your feedback! If you have suggestions and things you'd like for to me talk about, you can leave a comment anytime.

Love, Yuri