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

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

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

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

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

At-Home Pampering Products

  Some say “Sunday fun day”… I say “Sunday none day.”  What is this you ask?  Well, Sunday’s are my days to do NOTHING or at minimum what ever I want.  It’s my day!  So, this Sunday I wanted to … 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

Photo Ready Beauty

Whether you enjoy a good old #selfie or you crave the lime light, you can’t leave the house without these photo ready beauty tips! 1. Start with clean, moisturized, and toned skin for a smooth, clear canvas. 2. Use a … 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

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

Faux Lash How-To

You would never catch my eyes undressed for an important event. Some have joked by saying I have an arsenal of lashes. One for every occasion, to include when I conduct criminal interviews. I don’t know how many times I … Continue reading

Love Potion Number 9

Prior to my departure from the DC area, I was pleasantly surprised to discover this oil at a little holistic shop in Old Town, Alexandria, VA.  I swept some of it on the inside of my wrist and could not could not … Continue reading

Hodge Podge Decor

inkinsideout-anna castillo-decor-Hodge Podge Decor-June-2014

So, I am back in TX.  It’s been about 9 or 10 years since I was here last. What a long spring.  The military packed me up, delivered, and unpacked my home in what seemed to be an eternity.  This … Continue reading

Pop of Color

I never pass up the opportunity to make a statement.  Eyes are the windows into the soul, so why not amp up your beauty look with a pop of color? To achieve this look: (using http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com) Apply @inkcosmetics HD foundation … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Date Night Beauty

  One of my favorite looks to do for a cool spring/summer night dinner with ????? It is clean, young, and mysterious! Here is the breakdown using all @inkcosmetics products.  Get yours at http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com! What you need: Apply Shadow Primer … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Hand Care

Summer is within arms reach!  Here is a quick and easy at home tip to help make your lands look younger. Ingredients: Juice of 1/2 Lemon 2 drops Licorice Root Extract 2 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Olive Oil Directions: Combine ingredients … Continue reading

Karl Lagerfeld Fragrance Review

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld launched his new fragrances in March of 2014. The fragrances include masculine and feminine versions – Karl Lagerfeld for Her and Karl Lagerfeld for Him. Karl Lagerfeld for Her is a fresh scent of citrus, fruit … Continue reading

Ethnic Treasures

I feel pretty lucky to live near our nation’s capital.  If you ever get a chance to visit, I highly recommend you venture out to some of the ethnic grocery stores.  You not only get to try something new, you … Continue reading

2014 Spring Nail Pick

Spring is finally showing its beautiful colors.  This means time for a new at-home mani!  I was skeptical about this one though.  I am use to a good old french manicure or nail salon gel nails, but thought I should … Continue reading

Weekend Fashion, Fun, and Friends

  This weekend I decided to go for “no plan down time.”  This meant, I went wherever my heart desired.  I started it off by chilling at the lake house Friday night with a little paint, canvas, and “Peanuts.”  My … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day for One

ink inside out-anna castillo-Fashion and Beauty-Valentine's Day for One-February 2014

Valentine’s day is supposed to be all about showing feelings of love, affection, and friendship.  I have always believed you should show this to those you care about everyday.  Sometimes, February 14th can be overrated.  Even when I was in … Continue reading

Winter Storm and PJs

ink inside out-anna castillo-Motherhood-Winter Storm and PJs-January 2014

Okay… so what a glorious day!  Snowed in and loving it!  Confession: Yesterday I got everything done…except the workout!  BOO!  I wanted to ensure I got what I needed done for work before bed after cleaning up the house.  I … Continue reading