New York Minute

This past weekend I had the chance to go to New York briefly per my beau’s birthday request, and by briefly, I mean less than 30 hours. Hey, 30 hours is plenty of time in a city that never sleeps.

I’ve been to NY a few times in the past, but I’ve never actually had the chance to walk around Times Square. Luckily for us, our boutique hotel was one block away from the busy landmark. We also traveled to SOHO, explored the Lower East Side, ate wonderful food, and walked around… a lot. *Whew*. It was a brief but memorable trip and I plan to return there more often this summer.

– With a little inspiration

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Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetFoundation: Smashbox Studio Skin | Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz | Eyeliner: Maybelline Eyestudio Lasting Drama Gel Liner | Mascara: Lancome Hypnose Drama | Lipstick: Mac Satin Lipstick in “Brave” (go to lipstick)

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City of Angels

Hello everyone! I thought that it was time to give blogging another chance after many inconsistent attempts in the past. My aspirations for this blog is to simply inspire others. Inspire them to be expressive, to travel, to explore, and simply be themselves. I also want to showcase my work as a Makeup Artist, share behind the scene images, beauty looks, and share my growth as I become a better artist. This is just the beginning stages and I hope that you will join me on this blogging journey and see how it matures and progresses, just as I will. 

With that being said, I recently visited Los Angeles for the very first time to celebrate a milestone birthday. What better way to spend a birthday than traveling to the west coast for the first time, right?

I was accompanied by one of my very best friends, Karmin. Naturally, we did most of the cliche tourist activities to see what LA had to offer. First stop was In-N-Out Burger, and I must say it was one of the best burgers I have ever had! Which, I am now currently craving thanks to reminiscing about it. Over the next few days we visited The Walk of Fame, went to Fairfax Avenue for some shopping, LACMA, and went to both The Santa Monica Pier and Venice Beach. Also saw some awesome street art while we were driving around.

During our brief stop at the Pier we rode the ferris wheel that overlooks the Pacific Ocean, which felt surreal. That was definitely the highlight of our trip. We then headed over to Venice Beach and caught up with some friends, observed the skaters, walked the boardwalk, and ended up in a huge drum circle right on the beach! It was great seeing so many different people come together and just have a great time. I can’t wait until my next visit.

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