Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Magpie Darling Magazine

Magpie darling is a new British magazine that features beautiful editorial work from creative photographers and stylists.

We are super excited to say that our work was selected for their December issue! We made it to the front cover and got a beautiful spread in the magazine.

As always it was wonderful working with Diana Santisteban.

Photography: Diana Santisteban Photography
Wardrobe Styling : Tiffany Brigitte Domenech @ Style Agency
Model: Shelby Israel @ Next Models

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Red Carpet Inspired Makeup & Hair

Hi Ladies,

Jaday and I have been very busy on the weekends the last couple of months. Even though we are not posting much on the blog, please follow our facebook and instagram! I wanted to share with you the look I did on my friend Valerie. She was going to a wedding and bought a beautiful gown. I wanted her to look like a movie star! Excuse the quality of the pictures, they were taken with my iphone. Hope you like this look! If you are inspired to recreate the look, send a picture to our facebook; we would love to see it. Click Read More to see the list of products I used.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Quick Look: Retro Cat Eye

Hey there!
I haven't posted a look on the blog in a few months. I figured it was about time! I did this makeup look tonight and got lots of compliments so I decided to post it. The pictures were taken with my iPhone so I apologize in advance for the low resolution. If you want to get your daily beauty fix, make sure to follow us on Instagram! We post several times a day on our account @adorned_faces.

A lot of starlets have been sporting retro inspired cat eye looks on the red carpet, Kristen Stewart and Demi Lovato just to name a few. All you need to accomplish this eye look is soft beige and black eyeshadows, black eyeliner and lots of mascara. Make sure to use matte makeup, too much shimmer can make this look dated. Keep the lips nude and go have fun! This makeup look is not for wallflowers, beware, stares will follow!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Make Natural Curls Last

Hello everyone! This post was requested by a dear friend. Click read more if you're interested in making your natural curl/wave last longer!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sexy Beachy Waves

Hi ladies! Many of you liked and asked me to do a tutorial on the beachy wavy hair look I posted on Instagram.Those who aren't following, our account is @adorned_faces. Those who are following... THANKS! WE ARE ALMOST AT 300 FOLLOWERS! Woo-Hoo! Click "read more" to see the tutorial.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hair Clips 101

Pictures taken from Pinterest

Hair accessories are a great way to glam up any hairstyle. Many people have told me they just don't know how to incorporate them in their hair. So I found this cute video from Ruche that shows how to style your hair using different hair accessories.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Adele Inspired Chignon with a Light Smokey Eye

Nothing makes me feel more glamorous than tear drop earring and a vintage chignon paired with sparkly hair accessories. Some say it's old fashion... but what can I say?! Come to think of it, I shall quote Miss Zooey Dechanel:
"I love old music, old movies, screwball comedies, 
vintage clothes and basically I’m an old-fashioned gal." 

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Exotic Smokey Eyes & Braided Bun


Valeria wanted a bright smokey eye with a pop of color. I decided to use blues and purples to bring out her brown eyes. Click on to see more detailed pictures and the side braided bun I created.

Skin Care & Makeup Classes

Skin Care & Makeup Classes brought to you by Adorned Faces! 

Teaching a skincare and basic makeup class this afternoon. These ladies are going home with some great tips! Book your class today! Email me at Jaday@adornedfaces.com 

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Follow Us on Instagram! adorned_faces

Hello Everyone!

I know we haven't posted much on the blog lately. But that doesn't mean we have stopped doing what we love!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Polka Dot Summer Nails

I have recently gotten into nail art. As a mom to a toddler, I rarely have time to go get my nails done, so I have decided to literally take matters into my own hands.

I will be posting nail tutorials on the blog whenever I come up with something cute. Let's start with this adorable polka dot nail art I did today while the baby napped.


Read on for  a tutorial and lots more pictures!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Exciting News!

Time for the big news!

 I am a huge advocate of the principle that beautiful makeup starts with beautiful, healthy skin. You have to take care of what's underneath the makeup in order to look your best. As many of you may know, I'm a licensed skin care specialist and esthetician. I take great care of my skin and always advice the same to my clients. Foundation and powder can only cover up so much.  With that said, I am very happy to have secured an excellent spa location in Doral, so that my clients can benefit from all natural, organic skin care.

That's right! Adorned Faces has expanded to  not only makeup and hair, but skin care as well. Our goal  is to cover all your beauty needs.  We are officially having an introductory special for the next 3 months.  Get a relaxing and soothing Full Facial for $35.  Using only high quality, organic products that are good for your skin and the environment! This will also include a personalized skin analysis using high end technology. Call me at 786-260-5400 to book your first appointment. You will not be disappointed. Stay tuned for video and pictures of our new location :)


Monday, April 30, 2012

Big Announcement Coming Soon!!!

Hello Everyone! 

Adorned Faces is always trying to reach your beauty needs.We have a BIG Announcement coming soon. 

Here's a teaser picture. 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

My Journey with WEN: Wen Haircare Line Review

I've been on the quest in getting healthy hair for the past 2 years. And WEN was just what the doctor ordered lol. Below you will find pictures that I've taken the past 3 months.

WEN's Cleansing Conditioners

Chaz Dean has different cleansing conditioners base on your hair type. The information below is taken directly from Chaz Dean's website. These awesome ingredients are what sold me into buying the product.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I'm Offically a Wen Girl!

A few of you have seen my posts on Facebook about Chaz Dean's Wen Haircare line. I've been using the line for 3 months now and I don't think I'm going back to regular shampoo again! I have seen a difference in my hair and I've gotten so many compliments at work and from friends.

Continue reading to find out the pros and cons about the product.

 picture by thebeautysleuth.com

Monday, April 16, 2012

Modern 60's Inspired- Yellow

I have been obsessed with 60's fashion and makeup lately. I guess I can blame it on Mad Men, but the truth is I have always loved all things retro. The clothes, the style, the makeup, everything was just so much more exciting than now! When it comes to work, I give the client what she wants, which lately has been what I like to call "the Kim Kardashian" look: Smokey eyes, bronzed cheeks, and glossy nude lips.

When it comes to my personal style, I tend to stick to either Pinup style makeup, or Mod 60's makeup. Maybe I should be more adventurous and wear more color, but I find this retro style of makeup not only easy to achieve, but also flattering on me, so I end up wearing it more often than not. For this particular look, I used a bright yellow color to make it more suited for spring. I love how it came out.  Here is the look:

Read on for more pictures and makeup tips for spring!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Marilyn Monroe's Beauty Secrets Revealed

I found this wonderful video by famous makeup artist Lisa Eldridge about Marilyn Monroe's beauty secrets. Lisa shares interesting facts of Marilyn's transformation into an iconic Hollywood star. Did you know that Marilyn use Vaseline on her face as a primer? This gave her a healthy young glow. Lisa goes on demonstrating makeup techniques in how you can achieve Marilyn's glamorous look at home. I hope you enjoy the video as much as I did!

Hair Care Tips: Blow Drying

Hello There!

Here are a few hair drying tips I've learned from my mom, grandma, hair stylist, and beauty articles. These simple tips make a big difference! So ladies it's time to take care of your mane.

 picture from adella.com

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Modern 60's Inspired Makeup

I haven't done a makeup tutorial in a while, it's been too long. I have a toddler running around the house, which leaves me with very little time to write. May I add, my daughter who is only 16 months, is already showing interest in makeup. She loves to use my brushes to give makeovers to anyone willing! It's too cute. I've had this makeup look saved on my computer, for a couple of months now, and today I am finally writing a tutorial. Keep reading for a tutorial.

Click on the pictures to Enlarge

 This is a 60's inspired makeup look that can be worn without looking like you stepped off a time machine. I added a bright pink lip to give it a more modern and fun feel.

Click on for closeups and a tutorial!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Adorned Faces in Joie Magazine!

Jaday and I were super excited to hear that our 60s inspired shoot was chosen for Joie's Magazine, and even more excited when we saw that the shoot got a FULL SPREAD! Isn't that cool!?

Check it out!

Joie Magazine issue #6

Front Cover

Stylist: The Stylologist
Model: Tyler Ocampo
Makeup: Adorned Faces Jaday Martinez
Hair: Eleni Delgado

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Editorial Magazine

2012 is shaping out to be a rather busy year for my makeup artist career. Apart from working with lovely Miami  brides,  I have been doing lots fun and inspiring shoots with the talented Diana Santisteban. We recently got contacted by teen model Haven, to put together a shoot for her book. I wanted to share with all of you that the shoot was chosen to be featured on Editorial magazine! I hope you enjoy the little preview below.

"Editorial is a collection of fashion imagery. It is a magazine filled with photographs from artists all around the world. No words; just images. They represent fashion, art, and photography"- Erica Hopson founder of Editorial Magazine

Here is a preview of the magazine:

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

New Addition to the Blog: Hairstyles

I'm super excited about this post. As many of you may know, I have been tapping into the field of hairstyling. I really enjoy creating fun looks on myself and even more on others. Jaday and I have been working on hairstyling for photo shoots and weddings for over a year now. So we have decided to add a new page to the blog where you will find a collection of our work. The page is divided into three sections:

Monday, February 13, 2012

Less is more- Bridal Makeup

I wanted to share with you some photographs of a wedding we had the pleasure of working on recently. I love being a part of a bride's special day. I realize the immense responsibility we have to ensure that the bride not only looks beautiful, but that she feels at ease and relaxed while being pampered by us. It's important to listen to the bride and work with her vision, after all, most women have been dreaming of this day since they were little girls. In this case, the bride wanted to look as natural as possible, she had never worn makeup before and was really nervous. Sometimes less is more, and this is the perfect example of that.  I gladly created this soft look, enhancing her natural beauty while at the same time keeping the makeup natural. I will never forget her face when she saw herself in the mirror! 


Click on for more pictures...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Avant Garde Photo-shoot: Femininity VS Masculinity

The past two years I have been assisting Jaday in photo-shoots working with creative photographers and stylists. I enjoy preparing for the shoots and seeing their mood boards turn into reality right before my eyes. So last winter break I decided to do another photo-shoot. This shoot is completely different compared to my previous one: Frilly, Dreamy, Vintage, and Sweet

This is my favorite picture from the shoot.

Yes this is a DRAMATIC look. I enjoy applying makeup as a form of expression rather than just the beauty aspect of it. It's liberating to grab a brush and know you have no restrictions, limitations, or boundaries....

Monday, January 23, 2012

1960s Inspired Photo-shoot: Behind the Scenes Video

Here is the behind the scenes video of the photo-shoot we did this weekend at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fl. As always we had a blast working again with Diana Santisteban. She never fails to amaze us with her creativity and beautiful shots. We also had the pleasure working with Tyler Ocampo a beautiful model from Wilhelmina Models and fabulous Kym Martin who was the stylist of this shoot! We will be posting the pictures soon in our Print Portfolio.

Monday, January 16, 2012

The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards

Last night was the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards. I love watching E! Red Carpet interviews. This year Pepsi presented the Glam Cam 360 where you can see your favorite stars from head to toe in every angle! Below you will see a recap of my top five dressed actresses, favorite hairstyles and makeup of the show.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Celebrity Inspired Romantic Updo

I can officially say I'm obsessed with updos! I've been styling my hair up all week adding ribbon, fresh flowers, and bedazzled clips. They are so much fun and they make me feel very pretty. For the ladies that do not like having their hair all to the back, side updos are perfect for you. Side hairstyles have been popular amongst many famous stars like Lauren Conrad, Taylor Swift, Selena Gomez, Miley Cyrus, and Carrie Under just to mention a few.

These styles inspired me to create Lisay's Romantic Updo. This is part 2 of Lisay's makeover. She normally wears her hair down so I created this side romantic updo for her special event. 

Friday, January 6, 2012

Beauty Makeup for Teens

Hi Girls!
Here is my friend Lisay, she was invited to an anniversary party and wanted to look extra special for the event. Lisay is only sixteen years old and normally doesn't wear a lot of makeup. So I decided to use browns, golds, and a hint of blue to add a bit spunk to this look.