Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review + Before & After

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Review

I've never been a fan of wearing false eyelashes. They're heavy and often rip out natural lashes in the process. I gave up on them a long time ago. However, I love the glamorous effect of false ones and often try to emulate with mascaras and boosters. 

Happy to say, Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes has helped me achieve this dream. Entrepreneur, Donna Sims, was awesome enough to send me a sample to review for my Cute LA readers. Confident it would convert me into a 3D mascara lover - Hint: IT DID.

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Mascara Case Open

Beautiful presentation, I felt I was being initiated into an elite club. The directions are easy, however, I didn't use a base of my favorite mascara first. Instead, I just got right to the action. Here's how I applied Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes: Transplanting Gel on lashes, followed immediately by natural fibers on one eye, repeat on the second eye, let set a moment, then seal with transplanting gel. Repeat the process if you want to build a more dramatic look. It felt like coating lashes with light feathers.

Aside from highlighter in the corners of my eye, I had on NO eye makeup for the BEFORE photo.

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes Before and After
Before Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Before Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

After Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

After Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Close up of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Close up of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Close up of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Close up of Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

Younique Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes are going to be a staple in my arsenal of makeup. A great way to achieve full eyelashes without using fake ones. Well worth it, as I already plan to purchase as a gift for Christmas.

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How To Measure Eyeglasses

How To Measure Eyeglasses Infographic

I've been wearing prescription eyeglasses since the third grade. Which I don't care what anyone says, I blame my need to sit three inches from the television. There's nothing like literally trying to be in the action of Saturday morning cartoons.

Anyway, recently my prescription changed, I hate when that happens. The only silver lining is the chance to buy cute new frames. Proud to say, I never get the overpriced ones from the Doctor's office. I like my eyeglasses to cost less than my mortgage, thank you! I'm a fan of Zenni Optical's affordable glasses and bought the frames pictured. 

Zenni Optical Eyeglasses

I'm happy about my choices. Especially since, I've had my share of failed glasses. It took me years to figure out what works best for my face. If you need help figuring out which frames compliment you. The infographic below is an easy-to-read guide for finding your frame measurements

What Are The Best Eyeglasses For Your Face Shape? - Infographic

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About.Me Interview: Entrepreneurship in Los Angeles

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Recently did an interview with the social platform, about.me. - Entrepreneurship in Los Angeles. You'll learn a bit about my journey becoming an advertising producer in Los Angeles

About.me is a pretty dope social platform that allows you to have a homepage introducing you and your social media links in one place. It feels comparable to having an online business card. In addition, it's a great way to connect with brands for collaborations and drive traffic to your fashion blogs. I've connected to some awesome people so far.

Here's an example of what my about.me looks like:

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P.S. Cute LA has a shiny new Instagram - @Cute.LA - Hope you give it a follow. :D

Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide!

Small Business Holiday Shopping Guide

Every holiday season while people are lining up outside of their favorite stores for black friday, I wait patiently for Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. With the new challenge every year to take care of all holiday shopping within those two days. I've been successful a few years in a row now! Which doesn't matter when my best friend, without fail, drags me to the mall the day before Christmas.

I decided to share my favorite small businesses for 2014 and where I plan to get most of my holiday shopping done. I love to give gifts that tell a story and that are unique. A healthy mix of beauty, fashion, and subscriptions. These small businesses are owned by hardworking entrepreneurs that took the steps to make their dream a reality. 

good hYOUman was started by my friend, Brett Novek, in honor of his wonderful father, David Novek, who passed away from cancer. An inspiring company, good hYOUman is made in Los Angeles, CA and includes tops, bottoms and accessories for men and women. Each top is hand screened with a graphic of your choice. Favorites include: "my life story will be a good one," "born to create," and "thankful."

I've been purchasing good hYOUman since day one, they're hands down the softest shirts I own. Highly suggest jumping on their mailing list, they have flash sales all the time exclusive to their newsletter.

good hYOUman: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Commodity Fragrances

I recently did a post on Commodity Goods, and had to bring them back for this holiday guide.  In fact, Commodity Goods has a gift set perfect for the holidays. The gift set allows friends or family to sample ten mini fragrances, pick their favorite online and have the full bottle shipped to them.

I plan on getting this for a few friends, since I find people should have the experience of picking their own scent. This gift will surprise and delight them.

Commodity Goods: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Angela Roi Handbags

First off, Angela&Roi handbags are gorgeous. These bags are made of vegan leather in every color you can imagine. Angela&Roi's mission is "donate by color." Meaning, each bag's color signifies a cause in hopes to bring awareness and support. With the handbag and color of your choice, a percentage is donated to the cause it's associated with.

From your best friend to grandmother there's a cause and style for everyone to believe in. 

Angela&Roi: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

For those beginner DIY people or the more experienced, Darby Smart has a DIY craft kit for them. You'll find DIY kits in fashion, jewelry home decor and food just to name a few. Gift your friends with subscriptions or pick out individual kits that fit their personality.

Last Christmas, with an awesome promo code (from their mailing list!), I gifted myself with a year subscription. It was such a treat to get a surprise in the mail every month. Never disappointed, a lot of kits include supplies to use for many future DIY projects.

Darby Smart:  Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Tautmun Header

I worked with Tautmun earlier this year and love their branding - minimalist and stylish. You'll find great basics, sweater, knits, accessories etc. at an affordable price point. You can stock up for all your girl friends, sorority sisters and secret santas. In addition, there's a black friday sale going on now and free shipping in the U.S. with no minimum

You can't go wrong with Tautmun for those that like classic styles in black and white. We all have those friends that make a white t-shirt look flawless. This is the store for them this holiday.

Tautmun: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

Alima Pure Header

I love make up, I buy it from everywhere at all price points. However, when it comes to everyday wear, I stick with Alima Pure. It's a natural cosmetics line that allows you to find the perfect match for your skin. They understand diversity and all skin is not created equal.

This gift is perfect for the beauty obsessed in your life. Get them on mineral based makeup and their skin will thank you for it. Bonus, I have sensitive skin and this never breaks me out. 

Alima Pure: Website | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook

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Do you have a favorite small business you plan to shop at this holiday season? Shout them out in the comments! Would love to learn about them.

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Please Note: I wasn't paid to include any of these businesses and I do NOT belong to any affiliate programs. :)

Live Art Love Housewarming Party

Live Art Love Housewarming Party

Recently purchased a home in Los Angeles with my brother and business partner, Armani. This place doubles as the workspace for Live.Art.Love Creative Company. After a bit of construction, we were finally able to have our housewarming this month. 

My brother and business partner, Armani Joseph.

My brother and business partner, Armani Joseph.

Lots of drinks were courtesy of Blackmask Rum and Ludlows Cocktail Co. with a special thanks going out to BeCore Marketing Agency for arranging these goodies!

Blackmask Rum

Blackmask Rum comes in a variety of flavors including original spiced, island coconut, tropical chai and black primo.

Ludlows Cocktail Co jello shots

Ludlows Cocktail Co. makes premium all natural jelly shots. These delicious jello shots come in: fresh lime margarita, moscow mule, old fashioned, meyer lemon drop, and planters punch.

Live Art Love Housewarming Party

Los Angeles based, actors, models and creatives stopped by for drinks, games and networking. Games included retro video games Sega and Nintendo, Jenga, Cards Against Humanity and of course beer pong. 

Actor Andrew Rush with Brittnay Royce

Actor Andrew Rush with Brittnay Royce

Becore LA's Jen Fisch

Becore LA's Jen Fisch

Audio Expert Alex Goens

Audio Expert Alex Goens

Comedian Norman Towns

Comedian Norman Towns

Creative Claudia Irving

Creative Claudia Irving

Screenwriter Jude Lizama 

Screenwriter Jude Lizama 

We've affectionately dubbed the new home the #LALoveHouse because more events, dinner parties, and workshops are coming in 2015! If you're a Los Angeles Creative and want to get an invite hop on the Live.Art.Love mailing list

What are some of your favorite games to play at parties? Let me know in the comments!

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