makeup

Top 5 Recent Obsessions

1. Stila Eye Glitter

This product has been a game changer! For all my clients that want to extra bright this is my go to product. Great for the kit! I bought Kitten Karma because my friend had lend it to me during one of our make up jobs and it was everything! ''

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2. AMEX Platinum Card & Travel Hacking

It is like I have discovered a whole new world and I can't get enough! If you love traveling as much as I do, this card is seriously the best thing! I can't stop thinking about all the places I want to go to and the ease of lounge access. I honestly wish I got it earlier! I am so passionate about traveling! If you want to sign up for the card, above is my referral link, it would help me a lot too! The $550 is worth it to me because of the following benefits: 

  • $200 Uber Credits 
  • $200 Travel Fees Covered
  • $100 Off PreTSA/Global Entry 
  • Priority Pass Lounge Access and Centurion Lounge Access 
  • Gold Status with Hilton/Starwood/Marriott
  • Concierge (Broadway/Event Access) 
  • No Foreign Fees 
  • & Many More 

 

3. Concerts 

I have and probably will always love live music! Ever since my trip to Coachella I have been booking concert tickets here and there. I am so excited to watch some of my all time favorite artists, some are:  

  1. Bumbershoot (J.Cole, Sza, DVSN, TPain and so much more!) 8/31 to 9/2
  2. Sam Smith 
  3. Childish Gambino
  4. Gallant 

4. Friends 

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Ever since my colleagues have invited to Friends Trivia, I have been Netflixing it from the beginning and now my boyfriend and I have been just binging all of the seasons together and shockingly the opening song never gets old. We are on 5/10 season. I have already watched most of it 2 decades ago but its so nice to get back in it and watch it again. It brings me a lot of joy! 

5. Book: "How I Raised Myself From Failure to Success in Selling" by Frank Bettger

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Since I am ramping up my new sales/business development role in my digital marketing company, it was recommended I read this book and I can't tell you how much this book have influence my communication skills. I can read this book over and over again and I recommend it to everyone in sales and not in sales. 

xoxo Vanessa 

Final Photos: Vintage Free People Commercial Photoshoot

This photoshoot was so much fun!!! One of my all time favorite shoots, I was literally in awe with the location and style! It is always an honor to work with Heather!!! She's just so simply incredible. Our model Celeste was perfect for this shoot. She has an enchanting vintage quality about her look so for her makeup I played up her prominent eyes and added a dark maroon smokey look and red/purple lips with minimum face makeup. Check out the incredible photos! 

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Model: Celeste Miles (@celestialmiles) from Heffner Management 

Photographer: Heather McIntosh (Reese) HMR Photography (@reesephotog)

Location: The Ruins (@the_ruins)

Style/Clothes: Free People (@freepeopleseattle)

Makeup Artist: Vanessa Ronquillo (@contourandblush) 

 

<3 Vanessa 

 

 

Oscars 2015 Makeup Trend: Bold Colored Lips

STATEMENT: TIMELESS RED LIPS!  

The red carpet at the Oscars is a deserving reason to glam up and what screams classic HOLLYWOOD other than the red lipstick?! The trend this year are bold lips! I love the classic red lips, clean eyes, with a dark eyeliner because it is timeless. Red screams classy and bold, it brings the famous red carpet element and I have to say these beauties pulled it off the BEST! I love that there are so many different shades of red, you just have to know you skin undertone cool, neutral, or warm you can choose your shade of red accordingly. My favorite red lippie is MAC's Russian Red!

Featured Above (left to right):  Lady Gaga photographed by Getty Images, Behati Prinsloo photographed by Valerie Macon, Margot Robbie photographed by Ethan Miller, Sophie Hunter & Benedict Cumberbatch photographed by Jordan Strauss

I am a huge movie buff and watched every single Oscar nominated best picture film, so the Oscars is always a big deal to me. I wonder what everyone's thoughts of Sunday's show and results. I honestly was massively disappointed with who won Best Picture, either Selma or Imitation Game, or ANY OTHER MOVIE in that category won my vote over Birdman. Maybe, it was just not my cup of tea. I was happy for Eddie Redmayne because he was brilliant as Stephen Hawking but I was rooting for Benedict Cumberbatch for best actor. In the best actress category my vote was for either The Theory of Everything's Felicity Jones or Gone Girl's Rosamund Pike for best actress. Not going to lie I was pretty thrown off by Julian Moore winning, because really who watch that movie? So happy about the supporting actor and actress winners, especially the win for Boyhood's Patricia Arquette. That movie needed an award for all of that time spent making it. It was a great social movie experiment that I really wished had a bigger purpose.

If you ever want to talk movies let me know! I watch a movie a week! 

<3 Vanessa