let’s talk about skin, baby


Figuring out your skin is like solving a really hard math problem. It takes awhile and a lot of work, but it’s totally worth it. I turn 30 this year and I’ve decided to truly take care of myself, starting with my skin.

I got a facial at the beginning of the year and found out that my skin is blotchy and extra sensitive. When I heard the facialist say those two things, a lightbulb went off in my head and I was like, “Oh, ya she’s totally right.” And yes, I wash my face every night and “take care” of my skin but I’m not focusing on exactly what my skin needs, therefore, it doesn’t look as good as it could. I need to be using products for sensitive skin and stay away from the ones that will irritate it more. My goal isn’t necessarily to have skin where I never need to wear makeup again because, come on, I love makeup and it’s my career, but just to have clear, beautiful, bright, healthy skin!

So, I started researching… I took what my facialist told me as well as things I knew and decided on a brand called “Avène”. It’s a French skincare brand and they mainly focus on sensitive skin and sun protection. It’s all pretty light, unscented and calming. So far, I’m extremely happy. I think my skin looks less red and it’s less dry. I’m loving the way it feels as well.

The products I started with are the Gentle Milk Cleanser, Gentle Exfoliating Gel and the Redness Relief Soothing Cream with SPF. My skin feels like silk and the exfoliating gel took away dry skin patches. Also, the cream helped a ton with redness!

On top of using the right products, I’ve also promised myself that I will gift myself a facial about every 3 months.

1. it’s  E X T R E M E L Y  necessary for bright, healthy skin.

2. it’s relaxing

3. I deserve it!

Do yourself a favor and take care of your skin too! Start with a facial! You never know what you’ll discover about your skin.

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xx, Coco

new year, new changes.


Hi everyone! I’m Courtney and I’m a freelance makeup artist in LA. For 10 years now, I’ve been able to work every day in what I consider to be my true passion and not a day goes by that I don’t regret my choice in this field. I get to make people look and feel their absolute best everyday.. how great is that?

But, I have some other passions too.. like, food and fashion. I seem to always be eating and somehow always going shopping. For years, I’ve been told to start a blog, but I just never felt like it was time or that I could commit to something like that, but then 2019 started and I knew I wanted to tackle something new this year. I wanted to challenge myself in a different way, so alas.. I started a blog!

Now, do I know anything about starting a blog?   H E C K   N O!

But, that’s kinda what life’s all about. Isn’t it? Facing your fears head on and stepping outside of your comfort zone. I’ve always been a big believer in those two things, so I’m taking a chance here and hope you all enjoy what I have to share!

I’ll be taking you along for the ride in this crazy thing called life and here’s what you can look forward to:

-M A K E U P: fun looks, tips & tricks, new products, my makeup work.

-G O O D  E A T S: favorite/tried & true recipes, family recipes & fun restaurants/coffee shops.

-L I F E S T Y L E: a look into my style, favorite stores, & daily life happenings.

Thank you to everyone who told me to do this a long time ago and for believing in me…

I hope you all enjoy this!

H E R E  W E  G O..

xx, Coco