Industry Insider: Meet MUA Chandra + a Fall Bridal Look

Allow me to introduce my dear friend, Chandra Campos. She is one of San Diego’s elite makeup artist’s and specializes in bridal looks. Not only is she amazing (duh!) but her charm and wit add to her whole package. One convo with her and you’re liable to be ¬†laughing your boo-tay off with her one liners. ūüėČ

Ch-ch-check her out…

One of our infamous self-portraits

+Tell us a little bit about yourself?

CC: I was¬†basically¬†born into the beauty industry; everyone in my family is either¬†a business owner of a salon, spa, or has been in the industry for 30+ years. Needless to say, I know makeup and skin like the back of my hand. I started with M.A.C. cosmetics and soon¬†realized¬†I loved doing weddings, personal events, photo shoots, etc. I left MAC and ¬†started Chandra Campos¬†Makeup¬†Artistry. My business is growing and I’m very excited for whats to come in the future. I think my clients are in for a real treat.

+What’s currently in your makeup bag?

CC: DuWop Lip Venom in clear, Orange Tempura lipglass by M.A.C. (limited, sorry because its really an amazing color),  Makeup Forever Duo Matte powder.

+Your #1 beauty tip:

CC: I find that most people don’t do their eyes before their foundation. By doing your eyes first, you’re not working twice by having to fix your foundation from eye shadow fall-out. [<<This is an excellant tip! Remember this loveleigh’s!]

+Foundation you’re obsessed with right now?

CC:¬†Chanel Perfection Lumi√®re.¬†I’m currently obsessed with the glow-y, healthy-skin look. Chanel does just that, plus, gives a soft finish, with a natural looking feel. It’s as if you have nothing on!

+Favorite Skincare product:

CC: NeriumAD! My skin has never looked and felt better. [Visit her Nerium website and stay tuned for Chandra’s blog too]

+Quick trick(s) to spice up someone’s everyday look:

CC:¬†To add something fast to your everyday look (without spending a lot of time) add a soft brown eye shadow to the bottom lashes–this will make your eyes look more polished. Extra mascara and you have a quick, easy, and finished looking eyes.(A few suggestions: soft brown, saddle, texture, all M.A.C. colors)

Also, add a mineralized highlight right above the cheeks to give that subtle glow and your look will be complete. ( M.A.C. mineralized skinfinish powders are beautiful as highlights)

Here is a perfect Fall Wedding makeup look Chandra created for our friend Ahsue:

Nanoo Gold (M.A.C.limited) & Hush (M.A.C.) & Nylon (M.A.C.) on lid

Saddle (M.A.C.) & Soft Brown (M.A.C.) in crease

Black liner–on top only (Makeup Forever in aqua black)
Saddle lined on bottom lashes
Mascara is Smoky Lash by Makeup Forever
Mixing YSL¬†Le Teint Touche √Čclat Illuminating Foundation¬†with Chanel perfection lumier’ to create the perfect combo for her skin color.
Using a Beauty Blender for contour color by Nars in Tahoe.

#34 M.A.C. lashes
Cheeks: Dainty with Peaches by M.A.C. to create that perfect, soft peach with a touch of pink.
Lips: Have to have it lip liner by M.A.C.- YSL Rouge Volupté in 30 (Faubourg Peach) with Hue (M.A.C.) and Patty Cakes by Metal Edge.

+Talk about your vision for Ahsue’s bridal look. What inspired you?

Ahsue is naturally beautiful. Makeup is about adding, creating structure, or definition that isn’t there. Ahsue already has everything we love so I just played up her natural structure; with colors that are already in her palette. (i.e. warmer colors)

Ahsue is very unique and trend setting. I kept that in mind when I created her soft and clean makeup look that would match her style. I only wanted to enhance her already beautiful face.

So stunning, right? I know, that’s why I had to share with all of you.

If you’re getting married and want to consult Chandra, please visit her makeup website.

Love, LL

xo

Falling for Fall-My Best Friend’s Wedding

Fall. By far, my favorite time of year. I may be a little biased because I was born in the greatest month of Fall [Heeeyyy, October babies]. I love it.

My best friend Ahsue [pronounced Ah-sue, thank you] ¬†got married last month and her choice of colors for a fall themed wedding were breathtaking. Everything was so sweet and I couldn’t help but be in awe of all the little details-they really set the mood for the whole day. It was truly¬†loveleigh.

+Plus, my children were a part of the festivities and that might have added a touch more of amazingness too [just sayin’!].

The day was filled with so much love, laughter and culture[<<—my fav part]

Flower girls and the Persian ceremony setting. Pics don’t do it justice–everything was so ornate and beautifully detailed.
How gorgeous is this bouquet? It was hand made and included a tiny pic of her Grandma.
The bright, perfect for fall, flowers.
Fashion Deets: my reception dress found here
I will be posting Ahsue’s bridal makeup look soon and introduce you to one of SD’s amazing bridal MUA, Chandra Campos.

Get ready!

Love, LL

xo

Turning 30! And feeling fabulous {!!}

I just turned 30. {AHHHH!!} 

As I leave behind my 20s, I will happily embrace the next decade {and pay homage to the decade I was born into as an 80‚Äôs icon—hello Madonna!}.

My red lips: Russian Red found here. Truly a universal red that looks fab on all skin tones. It’s a blueish-red that is matte + super intense

Maybe some people are scared of 30 because it feels like the end of youth. I refuse to see it that way.

I definitely think its a distinct marker between being young and getting older, but thankfully there are beauty remedies that can fix this! (<–I will be sure to find ‚Äėem, and share with all of you loveleigh’s.)

My 30’s will be a time for taking care of myself and being healthy.¬† Feeling beautiful from within and allowing that to portray outwardly. Annnnndd of course, finding the latest and greatest beauty products that will ease the way.

It will also be about enjoying the time I have and savoring every single moment with my loved ones.

It’s about feeling loveleigh.  It’s about everything that has brought me to this very moment.

I am blessed.

A few things that made my day extra loveleigh :

Happy Birthday to me! A gift from Sephora. Let me tell you these little sugars make the lips extra luscious. They are made with real sugar + have an SPF of 15 and are free of parabens, sulfates, & synthetic dyes.
Butter London Nails is another amazing nail line sans: formaldehyde, toluene, and DBP.
For my first mani/pedi in my 30’s, I wore the color ‘lovely jubbibly’. Fitting I’d say (!!) and a much appreciated gift from my loveleigh Aunt/Fairy Godmother. Find it¬†here.
My new love muffin, Pandora.

Love, LL

xo

Emi-Jay Hair Ties <3

Are you so over the not-so-cute elastic hair rubber bands? You know the ones that rip our hair out and hardly hold it in place? Well, allow me to introduce a chic new hair tie by Emi-Jay. Emi-Jay are functional, handmade hair bands created by two teens with a dream of being in fashion. A hair revolution, Emi-Jay can be seen all over magazines and in the hair of celebrities such as Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Demi Lovato, and Oprah, to name a few. The best part is, the two young teens donate a portion of each purchase to Locks of Love.

My loveleigh Mother was the first to introduced me to Emi-Jay. She picked out a set for me and my daughter that matched our taste and style. Not only are they the cutest darn things ever, they serve as a stylish bracelet when not in your hair.

 

I have very fine hair (not thin, there’s a difference), so no matter what, I get that annoying dent from regular pony tail holders. These little cuties are made with soft and stretchy material that will leave your hair absolutely dent-less.

 

 

It’s amazing that they actually HOLD for a workout, yet work for high-glamour situations equally well.

These ties come in a refreshingly wide array of colors. I die over the leopard!

You can find your very own Emi-Jay here. Retails for $6.50 for a pack of 3 or $12.99 for 5.

+What Emi-Jay color pack will you choose? Let me know what you think.

Love, LL

xo