Burning Sunset Tutorial

Hello Everyone!

I'm back again with another tutorial. In August last year, I did my curly fauxhawk tutorial and wore a bright makeup look using Sugarpill Makeup because I was planning on working as a makeup artist for them at a festival in SF. I finally recreated it for a tutorial and posted it today :)

I have been writing articles for Beautylish and will post them here for you guys to see, so here you go if you're interested:

Dolce & Gabbana Inspired Tutorial

4 Quicktips to Improving Your Videos

Punk Couture Tutorial

Armani Inspired Tutorial

Inexpensive Lighting Tips

Beauty Guru Must Haves for Theme Parks

Lady Gaga's Crazy Cartoon Eyes Tutorial

The Fast Track to Long Hair

I have a couple of more but that's plenty enough to keep anyone busy haha! Let's get going with this tutorial!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Sugarpill Pressed Shadow: Buttercupcake, Dollipop, Poison Plum, Afterparty, Midori, Tako
Urban Decay 24/7 Glide On Pencil in Flipside
MUFE Aqua Eyes Pencil in 0L
Inglot Blush #36
TheBalm Marilouminizer
MAC Pro Longwear Lipstain in Stylesetter
Inglot Holographic Lip Gloss in #543


From Beginning to End Tutorial

Hi Guys!

I haven't posted in a while and I apologize! I've been very busy and I can finally say why. I started working for Beautylish and have been for the past 2 months. It's been a blast so far and I love what I'm doing there. I've written several articles and have articles going up every week if you're interested :)

The reason I'm blogging today is because I posted a tutorial on youtube! I thought it would be interesting to post from the beginning of me getting ready even before I shower up to when I'm completely done getting ready.

I also posted a video on living healthy and exercising if you're interested!

As with the tutorial, here are the products I used:

TheBalm Time Balm Concealer
Lancome Dual Finish Face Powder
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo Pencil in Cottage Cheese
MAC Eye Shadow in Cork
Inglot Eye Shadows
MAC MSF Natural in Medium Deep
Urban Decay Eye Shadow in Half Baked
Covergirl LashBlast Mascara
Inglot Matte Gel Liner 77
Red Cherry Lashes

Sultra Curl Safe Heat Protectant
Big Sexy Hair All Nighter Hairspray

I hope you are all doing well and I will post on the big makeup convention I went to soon!


Underwater Glow Tutorial

I'm back with a bright colored tutorial! I know, bizarre! I haven't done one of those in a while and for some reason I was just in the mood to put a bunch of colors on my face based on mermaids, water, nautical life, pirates, etc (I know, I watch too much Disney). I hope you all enjoy!

Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Bare Minerals Prime Time Primer/Shadow in Urban Nature
MAC Eyeshadow in Plumage
MAC Eyeshadow in Woodwinked
MAC Eyeshadow in Shimmermoss
MAC Eyeshadow in Bitter
Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Half Baked
Buxom Mascara
MAC Eyeshadow in Vanilla
Inglot Eyeliner #87 and #77
Red Cherry #47
Benefit Blush in Bella Bamba
Milani HD Advance Lip Color in Romantic Rose

I hope you guys like this look and until next time I'll talk to you soon! :)


Graduation Day in VA!

Hi Guys!

So I'm going to continue on with my trip to VA! The second day I was there, it was my cousin's graduation day and he really wanted me to have a fauxhawk on his big day which made me laugh and think it was cute at the same time. It was still kind of windy outside but it wasn't storming, which was a relief since I was planning on wearing a dress and heels. I'm so proud of my cousin for graduating :)

The dress & the jacket are from H&M. The belt is from Wet Seal and the heels are Cathy Jean (which coincidentally are my favorite).

After we went to a Mexican restaurant and I had a shrimp and avocado salad, my cousin Kaycee had tacos, my cousin Patrick chile relleno, and my aunt had salmon. The food was so good!

That night we went to this place in Washington D.C. called Co.Co Sala which is a chocolate place that has amazing desserts! We ordered an artichoke tart and a salad, then we had amazingggg desserts that left me speechless. So goood!

Sorry there's not much to this post today, but I hope it will suffice for now! Take care & I'll talk to you soon enough :)



Hello everyone!

I hope you are all doing well! I've been asked numerous times if I have a facebook and I do, although it's a personal one and I only add friends which is why I haven't publicly posted it. Although, I did create a facebook fan page for jazziebabycakes. If you are interested in liking and following along that would be great, please click here to do so! I created a video talking about it here:

Until next time, I'll talk to you soon :)


East Coast Bound

I’ve been super MIA on here and I promised to be posting more often, sorry! I’ve been very busy to say the least. May 16th was my birthday and as such I went to celebrate on the weekend prior to it. It was a blast and I’m so glad I got to spend time with friends and family. Part of the reason why I’ve been so busy is because I started a new job! I’m very excited about it and it combines a lot of things I love together in one package. Now I’m commuting on the train to SF everyday and it takes up a lot of time especially since I’m trying to get working out into my full day. Needless to say it’s going to take a while to figure out a steady schedule.

This month is a month of a lot of occasions and changes. Two days after my birthday I flew to VA after work to see my dear cousin Patrick graduate from university. I was there for 4 days and had an amazing time. The first day I got to catch up on sleep while they were at work and then played around with some makeup. Then we went out to dinner. I figured I’d post the outfit I wore because I liked it.

The blazer and cardigan are from H&M, the skirt and shoes are from Cotton On, and the belt was from Wet Seal I believe. I find it interesting the inexpensive finds I purchase that can snazzy up an outfit. The watch I’ve shown before, but it’s a vintage Minnie Mouse watch that my aunt gave me. We went to a restaurant that had great food.

I actually ate a lot of delicious food while I was on the east coast so bear with me while I flood this blog with food porn within the next couple of posts.

For now I’ll end here, but I do have more pictures to post of my trip to VA. I hope you enjoy the posts to come! Take care :)


Minty Fresh Tutorial

I’ve had a couple of requests on this look and it’s something I’ve been doing on almost an everyday basis. It’s a great way to be neutral but to kick it up just a little bit with a shimmery duochrome color.


Too Faced Shadow Insurance

Urban Decay 24/7 Glide on Pencil in Corrupt

Inglot Eyeshadows: 363, 54, 361, 8, 352

Inglot Pigment: 85

Make Up For Ever Aqua Eyes in 0L

Covergirl Lashblast

K Palette 24/7 1 Day Tattoo Eyeliner

Red Cherry Lashes #74

Inglot Blush: 32

Benefit Benetint Lip Balm

I hope you are all doing well & you'll definitely be seeing from me soon! :)


My Niece's Birthday

A couple of weeks ago I drove about 2 and half hours away from where I live to go celebrate my niece's birthday. I managed to get a couple of shots of my outfit and figured I'd post it up here for you guys :)

Before I show you my outfit, look at how gorgeous this child is with her blue eyes and curly blonde hair!

She's hilarious, my niece is an absolute riot. I normally don't like children, but this girl had me cracking up the whole time with her natural sarcasm and how straight forward she is. That is one thing I can say I enjoy about kids. During that day it was kind of windy and I'm glad my outfit was completely comfortable and flowy.

The sunglasses I wore are Rayban Wayfarers and I love them so much. I've just come to the realization that I need to embrace my hipster qualities and not fight them because I know a lot of the things I do and things I like are considered to be hipster, but its totally fine haha. If you're interested in the specific Raybans I have click here.

Most people don't see my nose piercing because it's so small, but I've had it for a year now. I have no regrets about it whatsoever. I love it. I actually wanted to pierce my nose a good couple of years ago but never did it. The earrings I'm wearing are from H&M. I believe I purchased them about 3 weeks ago to a month ago so I'm not sure if they're still in stores but feather accessories are popular right now, so I don't imagine anyone having trouble finding some.

I've really been enjoying wearing slouchy tops because they're very comfortable. I bought this pale jade colored one from Love Culture for about $13 I think. It's pretty inexpensive and completely comfortable. The tank underneath is from H&M and the leggings are from Cotton On.

I love to wear costume jewelry because I think they're so funky, inexpensive and fun to play with. Both of the rings I'm wearing I purchased in the diamond district in NYC on different trips there. The owl necklace and other chains are from Forever21 and the watch is actually a vintage Disney watch with Minnie Mouse on it. My aunt found it in her house a while back and since she doesn't have any daughters I asked her if I could have it and she said yes :)

This is a close up of the watch. It's so cute right?!

The sandals are from Mia and I bought at Nordstrom Rack. I love that my tattoos peeks out a little in this photo. I love how you can't see how big it is because it goes up to about 2/3 of my calf.

Even though it was a little windy, the weather was still fantastic. I'm hoping it starts getting warm regularly because I love this season. I hope all of your are doing well and I'll see you soon! :)


Strawberry Mask

A couple of weeks ago I tried this strawberry mask that was posted on Beautylish because I thought it would be interesting since I've never made a homemade mask before and the fact that I already had all the ingredients in my house didn't hurt at all. Living in Northern California has a lot of benefits to it and I could go on for days discussing it, but I won't haha. One of the great things is the produce here. Right now strawberries are in season so they're all around here. I had purchased some and they were close to spoiling, so I figured I'd try this out! On the link above, it lists all of the ingredients needed and how much of each for this mask.

Overall after the whole process, I liked how my skin felt afterwards and the fact that my face smelled amazingly sweet didn't hurt either. I swear I wanted to lick my face for the next day it smelled so good!

I hope you are all having a good week thus far & that you're having great weather like we are here. You'll hear from me soon! Take care!


Functionality of Packaging Design

Some of you may not know, but I am a graduated graphic designer and naturally having that eye for design, especially packaging design, I tend to be somewhat judgmental on makeup products when the packaging isn't useful and is a waste of space and time. This is why I don't try some brands. I know it's wrong to base why I wouldn't try a product based on packaging when the product itself is probably very good, but the way I feel is if a product is good on it's own, it doesn't need a whole lot of fluff and flash to sell it. A good example would be the shadow books that you see from Too Faced and Urban Decay. While I would like to try these out, the fact that they are so bulky and take up so much space turns me off completely. I have enough makeup as it is and to have that much space taken away from me just from cardboard and printing doesn't make any sense for me.

In another aspect though, when packaging is sleek, thought out and is designed with functionality in mind, I am more than overjoyed. The first time I saw how Inglot's palettes stack up and are magnetized completely made my day. They are great for packing your kit and stay closed so that your eye shadows and lip products don't get contaminated or possibly damaged during travel.

Another example of good design, especially good re-design is Urban Decay's Primer Potion. As you might have seen before, the packaging for this product was terrible for using the most out of the product. Trying to get the primer out of the bottle with the applicator was kind of a hassle in spots where the product would gather and the wand wouldn't be able to reach it. This is why I was so glad that they realized this and went to a much more usable squeeze bottle.

Do you pay attention to packaging when purchasing a makeup product & do you let it affect your purchase decision based on how you would use it or is it merely whether it looks good?



Because I've toned down a little, my routine on how I fill my brows have changed (but only slightly). I did this video as a way to show what I do on the daily, so I hope this helps you all with your questions about brows.

Estée Lauder Artist Eye Pencil in Soft Smudge Brown
MAC Eyeshadow in Cork

Hope you guys are having a great start to your week and that your Easter was fantastic! I'll talk to you all soon enough :)


Healthy food fix!

A couple of days ago I got home from the gym and was ready to munch down on some food because I'm usually very hungry by the time I'm done working out. It was about dinner time and I was cooking a chicken breast. I knew I didn't want to put too much carbs on the agenda because it was night time. So I looked in my fridge and found these things to make this simple but delicious dinner. I thought I would share with you all since I get a lot of questions of what kind of food I eat.

1 chicken breast
1/4 of a small purple cabbage
about 8 romaine lettuce leaves
fresh salsa
1/2 of an avocado
1/3 cup light sour cream
lime juice

I pretty much just made wraps with them and filled the leaves with all of the toppings along with a couple of dollops of the light sour cream and a drizzle of the lime juice. I don't count calories 100% so I'm not too sure how many calories this meal is, but it is nonetheless a healthy meal as opposed to having tacos (especially ones that have a fried tortilla).

A lot of the food I make has a lot of color to it and I think that has a lot to do with the fact that I'm a graphic designer and makeup artist. I can't help but make things with color and food is no exception. A lot of what you enjoy is what looks good, so why not make sure your food looks appealing while it tastes so! By incorporating colorful and delicious vegetables into your food, you help yourself eat healthy and enjoy the food you're eating!

I hope this was helpful for some of you and until next time, cheers :)