My inner monologue repeats two things often: #1 I could drop my entire life in the states and move to either Barcelona or Mexico City and #2 do it before it’s too late. So, as you can imagine – I am very fond of deeply rooted passionate cultures. Do you remember the movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona that came out in 2008? It was one of the earliest sparks of total fixation I had towards one of my homelands, España, was due to watching that film in high school. I had dreamt about self discovery in a land of vast art, music, and FOOD. My 16 year old self knew I would thrive in that environment and alas I DID and it was even more special because I went with the most important people in mi vida.

The flamenco dinner and dancing show was by far the most breathtaking experience! I can still feel the intense steps and striking heel sounds against the wooden floor panels in contrast to the in-house band which gave me hella Gipsy King vibes.

I’ve been dying to go Santorini ever since I saw Sisterhood of the Traveling pants and Lena Kostas was escorted via mule up the iconic blue and white landscape.  The island was everything I imagined it would be – aesthetically pleasing doors, jaw dropping coastal backdrops,  etc.  My ensemble was inspired by the crisp white found all around the island paired with authentic leather slides I copped in Athens.  Dose of Colors Coral Crush and falsie lashes were the main makeup players.

Bareminerals hosted a fabulous summer soiree at the ever-so-charming Catch LA.  Guests were able to play with the new lipstick shades – ranging from bright pinks to sultry vamp shades.  Hidden amongst the crowd was a lip reader – yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like.  Attendees were able to get their lip imprints read by a lip reader post smooching a notecard.  She was strangely accurate on my reading (shhh it’s a secret).  I’m very pleased with all the lippies and quality!

My boo BJ Panda Bear invited me as a guest to Skyline Fest, which included performances by Eden, Lido, Miike Snow, and Duke Dumont.  It was an active HOT day – so I went for a practical look.  Body suit and denim shorts paired with some Nikes to be a dancing queen.  I kept my makeup simple but creative.  The white winged liner caught a lot of attention and I wasn’t mad about it.