Friday, December 23, 2011

Confessions of a "Makeupholic" and a new look!

I'm one of those people that not only loves playing with makeup, but that also has this fascination with collecting makeup. Needless to say, when the new Urban Decay book of shadows was announced, I convinced myself not to get it. "I have so much makeup," " i barely even have time to put on makeup with a toddler running around," and "I already have a lot of those colors," where some of the things I told myself.
Then, I went to my local Sephora and the Book of Shadows was the first thing I saw when I came in. Tempting me and drawing me in with the cute purple speaker-my favorite color!- and super cute butterflies, how dare they! So I did what any sensible adult woman would do, I bought it, even though I didn't need it, I bought it!

Sally Hansen Salon Effects Real Nail Polish

For all the ladies with two left hands, Sally Hansen's Salon Effects Real Nail Polish Strips is a great buy! Switch your nail color in a flash without the dry time! They have created 40 fashion-forward styles.

Click on the image to view larger

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Adele inspired Updo

Hi Dolls, this side updo is inspired by the fabulous Adele! Her style screams vintage/50s inspired. So, get ready to take out your teasing brushes to get this glam look. This updo is great for any event. You can dress it up by adding rhinestones or fresh flowers. Best part is it only take 15 minutes and you do not need hot tools!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Behind the Scenes- Day to Night Beauty

Hello Makeup Friends,

I wanted to share with you a Behind the Scenes video of a fresh beauty look. In it, you can see how easily a look can be changed from office appropriate, to "let's party." A few months ago, I had the pleasure of working with this model, Jenny, for some head shots for her portfolio. We took the look from...

Fresh and Clean...

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tutorial: Fall 2011 Look- Inspired by Beyonce

Hello my dear makeup friends!
Oh how I have missed this blog! I know it has been a while since I have posted, but I am back. I have been super busy in both my professional life and my personal life. Between motherhood, purchasing and remodeling a new house, going back into the workforce, and a million other things, I have abandoned my blog. Eleni has been holding down the fort while I was gone, and she has done a fabulous job. I know you all enjoyed her super cute looks. Okay, enough with the blabber, I know you will forgive me. I finally took pictures of a look and I can't wait to share it with you. 

I, along with probably all makeup bloggers out there, fell in love with the makeup looks in Beyonce's new video "Countdown." Here is my own version of one of the looks in the video. I used colors that compliment my complexion, so don't expect an exact copy, this is just inspired by it.

Here is the look I'm talking about:
It's retro, fresh, and cute! What's not to love?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Elegant Voluminous Bun Tutorial (5 minutes)

I wanted to share with you all this elegant bun I created for work. As a few of you may know, I'm completing my Special Education internship this semester. I'm teaching seven autistic boys in second and third grade. So you can only imagine how busy I am! Today I was observed on a science lesson; so of course, I wanted to look extra nice. Did I mention I LOVE MY BOYS!? Anyways...I find this look appropriate for work, parties, and/or events! This classic bun is a great way to add class and sophistication to your style.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Everday Summer Eye Looks

Summer is ending soon, so I wanted to post 3 easy summer looks that I created using Smashbox Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette and Urban Decay's eyeliners. This small palette is great for everyday looks or to pack away for a vacation getaway. Smashbox Photo Op Eye Enhancing Palette is specifically designed for brown eyed girls, so you are guaranteed a pretty look! But don't worry my blue and green eyed babes, Smashbox covered you girls too!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Prim & Proper Updo! (10 minutes only)

I came across this easy hair tutorial that I wanted to share with you all. This Updo only takes 10 minutes and its great for those dirty hair days. Once again no hot tools needed! I made a couple tweaks to the look just to glam it up. Hope you guys enjoy it.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Twist & Links Hair Tutorial (15 minutes)

Here's another fun easy updo that is great for any hair type. The best part was no hot tools were used! For this look I applied Carol's Daughter Hair Milk Curl Definer the day before and let my hair dry naturally. I love her products because it left my wavy hair super soft and manageable with a nice hold. Check out the updo below:

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Flower Power 2.0

Hello Makeup Friends,

I know it has been a while since I have posted a look, but today I bring you this fun look for summer! A while back I did a look called Flower Power that became one of the favorite looks on the blog. Recently, I kept getting requests to revisit the look, and so here it is! I used a different color combo to change it up, so I would not call this an exact replica of the look, just a new interpretation of it. Read on for products used and tips:

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Easy Breezy Summer Look

Whenever I go away for a Summer Vacation, I try to keep my makeup as simple as possible. Now that I'm a mom, I have even less time to do my makeup and I hate to waste away time that I could be spending out having fun. This look is my go to look for the summer months. I just modify it to whatever color I'm feeling at the moment. Read on for some tips to do a quick and easy Summer Makeup Look.


Friday, June 24, 2011

Product Review: Benefit's New Mascara "They're REAL!"...honest

Hello beautiful makeup junkies! Here's a product review for the new Benefit mascara. This product is not available in stores yet, but it is available for Sephora's VIP members. All you need is 100 beauty points to get a sample of Benefit's "They're REAL!" mascara. I was super excited when I got the email about the new mascara because I'm a big fan of their BadGal line. Below you'll find before and after pictures.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ancient Ruins...Relic Eyes

Last night I was transported to a beautiful mysterious land as I listen to my new collection of World music. The album is called Garden of Eden by Mosavo. My three favorite pieces of the album are The Enchanting Harp, Black Tulip and Misirlou. The flute, drums, and harp takes you on a beautiful musical journey. During that voyage, I was inspired to create this elaborate Middle Eastern look.

GypsyNet members, Raqs sharqi, and Raqs baladi fans what's great about Middle Eastern adornment is there's no wrong way in doing it. Look at your favorite dancers and get inspired by how they do their makeup/costumes and add your own twist to it. The dots around my eyes were inspired by BDSS Ansuya. Remember this is an art, feel free... feel inspired...and let the music move your makeup brush.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Bohemian Summer Shoot

I had the pleasure of working as a Makeup Artist and Hairstylist on a Bohemian/African Tribe inspired photo shoot recently. I love what I do, and recently I have found another passion of mine, and that is styling the overall theme and also wardrobe for shoots. For this Particular shoot I worked together with Owl Garden Styling to come up with these three different outfits complete with Jewerly, Makeup and Hair.

The pictures of this shoot were taken by photographer Diana Santisteban. To view more of her work visit her website at: 

The First Look- Teased Hair emulating a Lion's Mane

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Photo shoot: frilly, dreamy, vintage, & sweet...

This photo shoot was done by yours truly! The girl seen in these pictures is a future graduating senior of the C/O 2011. She was interested in getting her makeup done and having her senior pictures taken. However she didn’t want traditional senior pictures, rather pictures that reflected herself and the theme of her party, “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. So, I found the perfect opportunity to shoot my own photo shoot! I love photography! Problem is that I don’t own a professional camera nor have training. But, a good friend lend me his camera and gave me a crash course.  

Monday, May 9, 2011

Giveaway announcement!

Avant Garde Look done by me :)

Hello Makeup Friends,

The website is finally up!!!! There are still some minor tweaks to be done, but I decided to put it live so that you can all see it. I am very proud of the work that I have done through the years and I am happy to now have a website that showcases this. 

We received a lot of entries for the giveaway, but unfortunately a lot of you did not read the instructions, because we got lots of Email entries, but not as many followers. I know a lot of you thought that the colors would be Pink, White and Black, but as you can see I went with a completely different color scheme.

The official Giveaway winner is blog follower Miranda!!! I have the box here ready to go and will be dropping it off at the post office later today. Congratulations!

I want to give a special thanks to Carlos, of  SBM Design Firm for his fabulous work in designing and creating the Adorned Faces website. I recommend them to any of you that are in need of a website or any marketing products.

Like us on Facebook and Tweet us on Twitter!

Friday, April 29, 2011

GIVEAWAY time!!!

Hello Makeup Friends,

They say Good things come to those who wait, and I know you have been very patient waiting for my new website. I promise it will be ready very soon, there have just been some tweaking and since I'm a control freak I want nothing but the best for all of you.

Since you have been so patient, and also to celebrate that we hit 10,000 visitors I have a special gift for you!
A fabulous goodie bag filled with some of my favorite makeup products. In it you will find NAKED pigments, the NYX glitter pallette, Inglot lipsticks and much more.

Become a blog follower and then send an email to guessing the three Main colors that will be used on the design for the Adorned Faces website.

Make sure to visit next week to see if you were right. If more than one reader guesses correctly then I will randomly select one of you to be the winner. Remember you have to get all three colors right!

Start sending those emails!

 Like us on Facebook and Tweet us on Twitter!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Message to Blog Readers

Hello Makeup Friends,

I wanted to take a moment on this gorgeous Sunday afternoon to let all of you know of some exciting news.

My Portfolio website will be launched very soon! You can go to to get a little preview.
At this point of my career as a Makeup Artist, I felt it was time to launch a website where all of you can view a compilation of my work in a more organized matter.  Anyway, I won't give it all away, but I will keep you posted on the progress and make an official announcement once the site goes live. In the meantime, make sure you save the link.

I want you to know that the Makeup by Jaday blog will continue full force. I love to share my tips and tutorials with all my readers, and therefore I will continue to do so here on this blog. Now you will have two places to get your makeup fix... the blog and the website!

Thank you for all your support and encouragement!

I leave you with these words to ponder...

"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."
- Eleanor Roosevelt

 Like us on Facebook and Tweet us on Twitter!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Subtle Spring Look for the Career Woman

This look was requested by reader Miranda. She is a busy career woman and mom, and she wanted a "not so colorful spring look" that she could wear to work or a night out. To me, spring is all about glowing skin, rosy cheeks, and COLOR, but just for Miranda, I held back on the color and came up with this more subtle look. Scroll Down for Instructions.
Enjoy :)

Reader Requested- Modern Pinup for Spring

Hello Readers,
I know I have not posted a new look for a few weeks, but I have been so busy applying makeup on others, that I hadn't found the time to log on and post. I missed you all!
As requested by blog reader Glamorosa, here is an easy daytime pinup look. This makeup looks great and is very in for Spring and it does not have to be reserved for special events like the more dramatic looks. It's an electric blue liner, paired with a vibrant red lip. This look is very simple to achieve, just follow my instructions for the Pinup look, but use a bright liner instead and skip the lashes. Read on for Products used.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Spring Look- Pink and Violet Surprise!

This is the 2nd look for the spring series. This one is also bright and colorful, but I used a different style and color combo. I used frosty pink, violet, and deep purple, but the surprise is that I added a pop of ocean blue. I really like how all the colors look together. To finish off the look, I added a bright Pink lip stick and gloss. I have to say this is one of my favorite looks I have done in a while. I got lots of compliments on my makeup that day. Try it yourself and maybe you will get compliments too! Enjoy :)

Monday, March 7, 2011

Spring Look- Bright Greens and Blues

Spring is my favorite season, not only because of the weather, but because of the makeup. I love wearing fun colorful makeup looks. With that said, I will be doing a series of spring looks for the blog just in time for all of you to wear them out during the season.

The first look is this bright green and blue look that's a bit dramatic, but remember you can always do the same thing, but tone it down using colors that are not as strong. It honestly took just a few minutes to do the eyes, so keep reading for the instructions. 

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Classic Pinup/ Old Hollywood

This post is a treat for those of you that have emailed and posted comments requesting another Pinup look. I adore the 1950s era, not only for the movies, but for the clothing, makeup and overall style of the time period. This look is my go to look for pretty much any type of fancy or formal event.

The Pinup look is actually one of the fastest looks to achieve and I will show you how to do it in this tutorial.

Candlelight Romance Makeup

This makeup look is perfect for a romantic dinner date by candlelight. The soft smokey eyes will seduce your date and have him stare deep into your eyes all night. You will enhance your beauty, without looking like you packed it on or tried too hard. Follow along for instructions.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

"Girly Girl"- Purples and Pinks

Ever since I had my baby girl, I find myself gravitating towards more fun, "girlie" colors. What can I say? I guess it's because my house has been bombarded with pink items. I used that as inspiration to create this lively, girlie look using pinks, purples, and violets. I invite all of you to find a cutesy flowery dress, grab a "Barbie pink" lipstick, and have fun creating your own Girly Girl look.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Party Look

Have a fun party or hot event to go to? Want to wear a makeup look different than the same old Smokey eye? Well, here is an easy and quick look you can do! All you need is some gold and brown eyeshadows, black liner, and a gold glitter pen. Scroll down for a list of products used.

See more on this post by clicking "Read More" below!