Monday, December 16, 2013

Vaute x Ecco Bella

It probably goes without saying, but I absolutely LOVE working with people that are on a mission to make the world a better place! Which is why working with Leanne Mai-Ly Hilgart of Vaute Couture is always so awesome. Leanne designs fabulous clothing and coats using all sustainable fabrics and no animal products whatsoever. This season, I teamed up with her to do makeup for Vaute's Fall/Winter LookBook, as well as Leanne's new press photos (she just went red!)

On our last shoot together, Leanne introduced me to Ecco Bella, a gorgeous, vegan makeup line. I fell in love with their lush colors and textures, so we decided to collaborate. All the makeup I used on Leanne and the models in her lookbook is by Ecco Bella! Be sure to check out their new website and try some of my favorite items, such as the FlowerColor Blush and Lipsticks. It's all infused with plant-based goodness like green tea and aloe vera, plus the colors are really pretty and wearable.

Model Emily Nolan is the founder of "My Kind of Life" a vegan lifestyle blog!

Beauty Food Supper Club #3

On November 12th, Jolene Hart Swanekamp, Sara Jane Mercer and I hosted our 3rd seasonal Beauty Food Supper Club at Sun in Bloom. In honor of the upcoming holidays (and our shared "recipe" for health and happiness) we titled the event, Beauty, Food & Gratitude. As you can see below, the lovely Jolene is expecting a baby very soon! We all have so much to be thankful for. 

Jolene, Sara and I - thrilled to be hosting together!

Once again, the Supper Club was attended by so many dynamic women (and even one man this time-cool!) We chatted the night away over an amazing, vegan and organic/local foods feast created by Sun in Bloom Founder and Head Chef, Aimee Follette. 

This is Aimee sharing her inspiration for creating the meal and encouraging us to try the entree at home!

The gorgeous 4 Seasons Salad

Raw Pumpkin Cheesecake- oh my!

Our guests also took home a wonderful gift bag featuring beauty and wellness goodies by La Bella Figura, W3ll People, Kusmi Tea, Youngblood Cosmetics and Hail Merry. We are so grateful to our sponsors and everyone who attended the Beauty Food Supper Club! 

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Naturally Beautiful

Earlier this year, I was thrilled to be invited to appear on a new Veria Living television show called Naturally Beautiful. Veria is a super-cool network that focuses exclusively on health and wellness. Hosted by the amazing Nitika Chopra of Bella Life, Naturally Beautiful is all about beauty from the inside out! 

I was asked to do a series of makeovers, offer beauty tips and lots more. I was totally honored to be a guest on not one, but two episodes of the show. My first one just aired on December 3rd and it was so much fun to watch! 

Nitika and I talked all about how to choose makeup for different skin tones and face shapes. Then I demonstrated by creating makeup looks for three different women, using my favorite products from Jane Iredale, Christopher Drummond, Nvey Eco and 100% Pure

I look forward to sharing the episode with you, as soon as I get the link (it can only be watched live for now).  And, I will keep you posted on the 2nd episodes air date. 
In the meantime, here are some shots from the set! 

Having a blast with gorgeous host, Nitika Chopra!
With Nitika and Beauty & Wellness Coach Paula Locabara, also a guest on the show
Me and Nitika with my lovely makeover models