Back to School Deals

Hello loves! This post is going to be the essentials I got for school and how I found the best savings while shopping for school clothes, supplies, etc! So to start off with the first thing you’ll need, a backpack. … Continue reading

New York Fashion Week S/S 2017 Prep and Schedule

Fashion Week Prep With NY Fashion Week S/S 17 underway, many are prepping for all the upcoming trends for the season to come.  If you are venturing out this year, I thought it would be nice to share some of … Continue reading

Punked Proposal: Crime Scene Style

I said YES! XOXO Besos Anna Castillo VIDEO description: Best proposal EVER! Mock/Faux Crime Scene proposal causes an emotional rollercoaster for Celebrity Makeup Artist and Forensics Criminal Investigator Anna Castillo. The (faux) “Death” note read in the video has nuances … Continue reading

Spring Beauty 2015

Beauty is blooming with captivating colorful trends. Here’s how to achieve one of our favorites! XO AC Continue reading

INK…Beauty Labs are Here!

It took some settling in, but now, INK…Cosmetics is on scene! We have just secured a space for our new INK…Cosmetics Makeup Academy. Understanding the need to support local small businesses, Landers Photography School graciously provided us with the perfect … Continue reading

2015 Golden Globes Makeup

There were so many beautiful beauty looks from tonight’s 2015 Golden Globes.  One of our favorites was Jessica Chastain looking oh so vavavoom! Some said she resembled a modern day real life Jessica Rabbit? What do you think? Nicely done! … Continue reading

Golden Globes 2015 Beauty Prep

Finally, the 2015 Golden Globes are here!  Want to know how the stars are preparing?  We have the inside scoop! Morning of: 1. Eat small breakfast, but hold the salt!  2. Get at least 30 mins of cardio in and … Continue reading

Foundation Application Like a Pro

1. Prep I cannot stress this enough!  Never sleep with makeup on!  PLEASE!  It’s horrible for your skin.  Starting your daily makeup regimen with clean skin is just as important.  So, cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin. 2.  Prime I … Continue reading

Home Office Makeover

TO DO: Get out your trash can and clean up! Throw out any unnecessary mail. Stack the important stuff for later. Clear off your desk. This means everything, then wipe it down with the appropriate cleaning products (wood – furniture … Continue reading

Tricks to Pulling Off a Bold Lip Color

  HAPPY 2015!  New Year = new look. Why not start with your lip color? There are many colors on the market, so where do you start?  Try anything!  Don’t be afraid of color!  Here are some pro tips to … Continue reading

Hello 2015!

A BAD HABIT I’M GOING TO BREAK Vulgar language.  Sometimes my NY attitude can get in the way, not to mention being in a male dominated career field…the F-bomb is used as a comma in my sentences at times.  So, … Continue reading

Get the look: 2015 Holiday Smokey Eye

1. Start with a clean and moisturized face.  This means grooming your brows too. 2. Apply a Face Primer all over your face. Add Shadow Primer to the eye lids only. 3. Using a wide shadow brush apply INK…Cosmetics Shadow called … Continue reading

INK…Cosmetics Makeup Artist Choice: Matte Beauty

I don’t know how many times I am asked:  “Anna, I like matte makeup but I don’t want it to look dry and cakey.  How do I pull this off?” Well, ladies and gents it’s pretty simple. 1.  Less is … Continue reading

Makeup Artist Choice: Plum by #inkcosmetics

Our favorite #MUA shadow pick at the moment? @INKcosmetics Plum matte #eyeshadow! 1. Apply with a short bristled shadow brush and pat the highly pigmented color on your lid. Start at the lash line and work slightly upward. 2. Use … Continue reading

Want to lose weight? Try Yoga!

I know! I know!  Here goes another blog talking about another weight loss strategy!  Well look, there is more to loosing weight than just getting on that treadmill and lifting those dumbbells.  It’s about getting a good nights sleep, drinking … Continue reading

Master Holiday Small Talk!

PARTY TIME!  Yes! Yes! Yes!  Fall/Winter is my favorite time of the year!  This means, food, family, fun, and parties!  So, to help lessen your social stress, I have compiled a short list to help you mingle like a pro! … Continue reading

3 Products to Tackle Pimples

I would be lying if I said I didn’t get a blemish every now and then.  A flawless face requires flawless skin.  I mean common, even the “Barbie’s” of the world aren’t really perfect! There are a few things you … Continue reading

Easy Veterans Day Brunch

I am lucky to have all my family together on this day of remembrance!  I couldn’t help but treat them to a lovely family brunch of chicken and waffles. This is a slightly different twist to your momma’s recipe.  Check … Continue reading

Age Spots Just Faded Away: No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion

I recently received a call from my girl “Pepper” (yes, that is her name and I love it) who wanted to know more about my beauty regimen and how to get rid of age spots.  I had to tell her … Continue reading

INK…Cosmetics 2015 Focus

Well it’s that time of year!  INK…Cosmetics has unveiled their three new focus areas for 2015.  Take a look at the vision video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KoX02wh-_0&feature=em-share_video_user One thing we pride ourselves on is the fact our followers are organic to INK… … Continue reading

NEW #inkcosmetics 2015 “Magnetic” Face Palettes

Hello Beauty Lovers, Yes, we do listen! We are happy to share our fan requested “build your own” MAGNETIC Face Palette by @inkcosmetics which will launch December 2014 just in time for the new year!  INK..Cosmetics is looking forward to … Continue reading

Just Be…

A few weeks ago I wrote about reconnecting to oneself. Well, let me give you a tour of some things that I do. My husband calls me “a tree hugger”, my nieces “a hippy”, and my daughter calls me “bohemian … Continue reading

Photography Make-up using S/S 2015 Beauty Looks

Recently I posted photos of Olivia Allen, Creative Director, INK…Cosmetics, LLC, on our @inkcosmetics instagram page wearing the latest S/S 2015 beauty looks.  Now, I was also asked this week to breakdown the look by one of our INK… fans … Continue reading