Friday, August 12, 2011

I'll tumbr for ya

One is never enough for a Gemini so here is my twin blog: Roxy Inspired


Tuesday, August 2, 2011


My new beauty page in Women's Surf Style Magazine is on stands now!

I love writing for WSSM and supporting the amazing community of womens surfing. I am proudly a surfer of 17 yrs and going strong! Thank you WSSM for giving me a killer platform to share my beauty advise!

Find WSSM on stands now at Barnes and Nobles, Borders, Walden Books and Books-a-Million!


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Its The Little Things

That make me happy.





                            SANTORINI, GREECE

                                                NATURE (ALWAYS)


Friday, July 1, 2011


I am so exited to introduce the best makeup kit of the summer from one of my most favorite brands: tarte 

tarte is known and loved by so many for using only natural ingredients in every product in the line (thanks Maureen!) so you can feel good and look good at the same time!   

I rarely write about things like this however when I come across products that I fall in love with, I am happy to spread the love because I know how overwhelming the world of makeup can be these days.  This kit provides everything you need to create a radiant look for day and night which is one of the reasons I love it so much. Its compact, easy and full of quality products that will complement any skin tone perfectly. 
Click on the link to see and purchase: tarte

Founder & CEO Maureen Kelly to is going to appear live on QVC Saturday, 7/2 introducing the kit and if it sells out, then that's it! Inside you will find:
*A new shade of the Amazonian clay 12-hour blush in an exclusive QVC shade: peaceful soft pinkish-peach making it PERFECT for summer! (retail price: $25)

*A new QVC exclusive blush bamboo brush (retail price: $27)

*emphasEYES™ Amazonian clay waterproof cream eyeshadow in a new shade: a shimmering taupe making it perfect for day and night! It has massive staying power and is universal shade that will work on every skin tone! (retail price: $22)

*A new QVC exclusive eyeshadow bamboo brush (retail price: $28)

*smolderEYES Amazonian clay waterproof eyeliner with sharpener in a new shade: fig (brownie-plum; retail price: $25 available August 2011 separately)

*LipSurgence™ natural lip luster in a new shade Sweet: a golden pink shade making the perfect finish to your radiant look! (retail price: $24)

*Lights, camera, lashes! Clinically-proven natural mascara that really adds drama to your lashes but in a natural formula to keep them healthy! (retail price: $19)

You also get a deluxe mineral powder bronzer in park ave princess and a deluxe sample of tarte’s pure maracuja oil which delivers a high dose of essential fatty acids and vitamin C to hydrate your skin.

All of these items come in a beautiful purple zip up makeup bag and is sold RIGHT NOW only on QVC for $49.94 so don't miss out!

Have fun glowing from your makeup in this gorgeous set! 

X R X 

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Tiffany Campbell: Hey Roxy! I would love to know a blush color/brand to get a fresh from the beach look. Oh and I love your videos with you and the Tone it Up Girls :)

First of all Thank you SO much for your support Tiffany! This is a great question because so many women fear blush thinking it will make them look like a clown or "over-done".  Blush, applied correctly, is actually the makeup product that can make you look fresh and awake.  Here are a few of my favorites in a variety of formulas:


Tarte Cheek Stains:  Tarte makes my favorite stain/gel formula blush. Its so easy to use and comes in an awesome variety of colors. I like to apply it using my fingers and blending it just over the apples of the cheeks. An added bonus is that you can also use these stains on your lips and lids.  This is a great formula for those with dry skin but is friendly to all types of skin. 


Nars Cream Cheeks:  I love these cream colors because they blend so softly and deposit the perfect amount of color. I sometimes use a brush like M.A.C's #188 to get a very light application or use my fingers to get a stronger wash of color. You can also use this product over your lips for a stained lip color. 


Smashbox Blush Rush:  These powder blushes rock.  The colors melt into skin looking so natural and some come with a gorgeous shimmer (not glitter) leaving your cheeks with a fresh glow for hours. 

To choose a color best to get a "fresh from the beach look" depends on your natural skin tone. I tend to work with more of the bright pink or coral shades because they come across very natural and healthy looking.  The key is to blend the color softly over the apples of the cheeks where you naturally blush.  I also like to apply a very light application to the bridge of your nose where you would also be slightly flushed from the sun.  Remember that less is more and don't be afraid to try because you can always take it off and re-apply if you need to.

Happy blushing! :)


Monday, May 2, 2011


Every year various magazines feature a story where they expose celebrities without makeup.  Some of those magazines are tasteless and cruel others actually promote these high profile women from a  positive and TRUE angle.  Well I had the wonderful pleasure to work with PEOPLE MAGAZINE who most definitely spin their story "Not a Drop of Makeup" in a tasteful and REAL light.  

I worked on 4 of the 10 beauties that are featured in the story all of which I put my word on were gorgeous wearing NOT A DROP OF MAKEUP.   What I noticed and loved about all of these women was that they all came to set very comfortable to be wearing nothing but their true face.  Sadly it is so rare to see that these days and especially when its a woman who is constantly in front of cameras.  

I gave each of them an oxygen skin treatment from the amazing skincare line: Intraceuticals.  This brought their already amazing skin to full hydration and a rejuvenated state ready for the camera.  Intraceuticals offers an incredible skincare line outside the oxygen treatments as well and they were the products I used on the girls.   

Although I am a makeup artist who loves color and using makeup as my medium to create art on faces; I am so particular about skincare and approach all of my jobs with full attention and concern to my clients skin before I even start thinking about the makeup.  
After all it is my canvas.  
It was the amazing makeup artist Shu Uemura who's philosophy was "Beautiful Makeup Starts with Beautiful Skin", he couldn't have said it better and this is a philosophy I swear by.  I am so proud that I was a part of a shoot that will hopefully shed light on woman out there to not hide behind their natural beauty but rather own it like these women do.

Here are the shots I worked on in the story: 
"NOT A DROP OF MAKEUP" shot by Don Flood

(click on the photo to enlarge)