Coachella 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Well, it’s finally here. Festival season is upon us and for me that means Coachella! The main questions I get asked by those who have never attended this life changing event is, “Is it really worth it? Is it all just hype? It’s so expensive…” And to that all I have to say is yes, no, and so?? The Coachella experience is worth every dollar, every sunburn and every aching back from sleeping in a tent. It’s worth the trip, the lost shoes and porta-potty use (ok that part really sucks, but still…) it’s worth it all. It’s an incredible experience that I look forward to all year long and I’m here to tell you that if you’re thinking about going, go. Go with an amazing group of friends, go with plenty of booze, go with an open mind and a friendly attitude. But most importantly go prepared after reading this because I’m going to tell you what I pack to stay cute and fresh during this three day adventure in the California desert.

My Perfect Hair Routine...PERFECT.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My Perfect Hair Routine...PERFECT.

My Perfect Hair Routine...PERFECT. by mandyapplemakeup 

Well I did it. After thousands of dollars spent on hair care I can happily say that I have found the perfect routine. Even with all of my desires for change and restlessness I honestly do not see myself ever changing my products. They work in harmony, they smell amazing and my hair has finally got her groove back.

Current Inspiration: Azealia Banks

Sunday, March 15, 2015

I've been into Azealia Banks ever since my friend put on her 212 video while we were getting dressed to go out to a party in 2011. I love that she is herself, unapologetically. She is honest about her feelings about other people as well as spiritual beliefs (if you've seen her instagram lately you know what I'm talking about).

I'm also really into the 90s influence that she adds to her music and style. This video 1991 is so reminiscent of that area and I'm also a little more obsessed with it because the key makeup artist for this video was Cynthia Rivas. She's a MAC Pro artist that I've met and follow her career, she does some amazing work and I really love the looks that she put together for this video. I like the combination of adding a pop of color with a neutral/mauve lip. They're fun but also very wearable and chic.

Winter Foot Care

Friday, January 30, 2015

Winter Foot Care

I've said on here a few times that I really don't like the process of putting on lotion. It takes a special kind that isn't too sticky or greasy for me to actually wear it. In the winter however, I really don't have the luxury of being this picky because my skin gets so dry and cracked that it needs extra love to keep it comfortable, especially my feet. Here is a remedy I do when I feel my feet start to get extra dry, or worse when they crack and I have a painful cut underneath my toe because I didn't start this process early enough.

Yoga When You're Sick?

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

So for the past couple of weeks everyone at work has one by one been catching a bug that's going around, and unfortunately today I fell victim to it. Luckily it was my day off so I was able to drink lots of fluids and rest, but I also felt like my body needed an extra pick-me-up. I decided to look into a yoga sequence specifically for when you're feeling sick and I found one! I actually love all of Yoga with Adriene's videos so I was happy to see that one of hers was the top pick. I'm posting the video in case you or anyone you know wants to give it a try. I decided to do it right before I was going to settle into bed and my body does feel a lot better.

My Favorite Winter Fragrances

Monday, January 12, 2015

Here are a few of my favorite scents for the winter time. I try to match the mood of the scent with the weather for the most part, yet some of these can be worn all year round (Chanel is always in season). If you're looking to switch up your everyday fragrance, here are some of my favorite options.

The Perfect Cherry Red Lip

Sunday, January 4, 2015

This lip combination was actually discovered by accident while I was at work. I never, I repeat NEVER wear lip gloss. Kind of because of the texture but mostly because it always ends up on my teeth. I also am a sucker for a great matte lip shade and they last longer than a gloss does. However, as you may know I am a total label whore when it comes to nice packaging and damn it, Chanel really did it for me this time!