So Fresh & So Clean

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How to get a naturally luminous look / By: Alexa N. Hernandez
Photos By: Leo Deveney 
Jewelry: Jacquie Aiche/Catbird
Blouse: Think Closet

First Step: Toning the skin with Sunday Riley’s ‘Martian Mattifying Melting Water Gel Toner‘ to prep the skin and to keep the dewy look in the right places which are the high points of the face not the T-Zone.
Second Step: Sunday Riley’sGood Genes‘. This step is amazing because it contains a lactic acid that gently helps exfoliate any dead skin and also consists of a pearl finish, which is crucial for that glow we all want.
Third Step: Sunday Riley’sUFO Oil‘ for an additional glow and continued hydration. Not only does this oil help treat active breakouts but it also helps reduce pore sizes because of the salicylic acid and tea tree oil. It also balances any dryness with it’s milk thistle and cucumber ingredients.
Fourth Step: A few blemish/under eye touch ups with NarsVanilla Radiant Concealer‘. This concealer provides the perfect amount of coverage avoiding that caked on look that most concealers do.
Fifth Step: Glossier’s Boy Brow‘ brow gel in brown. I have tried many brow pencils and gels, and this one is perfect giving you that natural brow look.
Sixth Step: Alexa used the Vapor HaloIlluminator‘ on the high points of my cheeks, corner of the eyes, and nose to really finalize that dewy fresh face.
Final Step: Dinoplatz Peach Melba Lipbalm‘ for that hydrated, and slightly tinted lip.

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Second Look: Transitioning into a toned down evening look.
Step 1: Repeat Sunday Riley’sGood Genes‘ adding luminosity and hydration.
Step 2: Tom FordShade & Illuminate‘ this is the most fool proof sculptor the texture is so sheer that you can build up from a light chisel to a full contour.
Step 3: Charlotte TilburyBlush in Ecstasy‘ an extra glow.
Step 4: Charlotte TilburyCara D‘ Brow Definition. This pencil is wonderful because it defines the brow without hiding the hairs to give you depth.
Step 5: Eyes that glitter provided by Lemonhead’s, ‘Adult Film’. This glitter is vegan and made with coconut oil unlike most harsh glitters that irritate the skin. This glitter looks so fresh, and is great because it’s translucent yet adds iridescence to the eyes.
Step 6: Dinoplatz ‘Escalator Mascara‘ this jet black mascara, thickens up the lashes extremely quickly and provides full volume!
Final Step: Charlotte Tilbury’s Matte Revolution Lipstick ‘Birkin Brown‘, Alexa chose brown for my lip to add a classic contrast to the fun glitter eye, and also a unique alternative color for Fall.

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Arriba Arriba!

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Photos By: Sara Decou

I headed to Cabo for my Best Friend’s Wedding on March 24th. I checked into the JW Marriott in San Jose Del Cabo, and immediately slipped into my Beth Richards, “Esme One Piece”. I could not have had a more pleasant experience at this Resort. The architecture of this Hotel was so beautifully constructed, and the interior decor had it’s own spicy taste of Authentic Mexican. Speaking of which, the food was outstanding, so fresh and gourmet.
I highly recommend this Hotel, if you need a quiet place to decompress and lay your head, poolside and in the luxury of your own room.

Beth RichardsEsme One Piece/Levis X Net-A-Porter– White Cutoff Shorts
Ancient Greek Sandals Plekti Thais  /Jaqcuie Aiche Jewelry, Thierry LasryOrgasmy

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Basic B*tch

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Photos By: Sari Morgenstern

-Shop My Look-
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Monrow– ‘Tissue Tee’ (Here)
Black Orchid– ‘High Rise Skinny in Holland’ (Here)
Soludos– ‘Canvas Platform Derby Flats’ (Here)
Jerome Dreyfuss- ‘Johan’ (Similar)
Jacquie Aiche– ‘ Pave Starburst Ear Jacket in Rose Gold’ (Here)
Gabriela Artigas– ‘Tusk in Rose Gold’ (Here)

Ok… so I know that I’m wearing just a basic white tee (which is the best thing ever) and a pair of denim high-waisted skinnies by Black Orchid, but I swear there is nothing wrong with being a basic b*tch when it’s hotter than the Devil’s home here in LA…
I cropped my Monrow ’tissue tee’ which is such a fitting name for something I would own in my repertoire, and rocked it with laced and striped espadrilles by Sulodos.
My accessories game consisted of a pair of black Barton Perraira sunnies chained with rose gold perfection by Kimba. Tying into my Rose Gold love affair I have my new Jacquie Aiche ‘Pave Starburst Ear Jacket’ and my everyday Gabriela Artigas ‘Tusk in Rose Gold’.

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