Beauty Profile: Jezz Hill, International Makeup Artist, New York City

Chufy – Courtesy of Jezz Hill

I first met Jezz, virtually through Chufy, since then Jezz’s work has gone on to grace the covers of various magazines, such as Mexican Vogue, Mexican Elle and Issue Magazine to name a few. Jezz also comes to your home if you live in New York City and will do your makeup for an important event, like the Met Gala.

Jezz Hill, Courtesy of Jezz Hill

She’s also worked on ad campaigns and could be a model herself. In fact she should add modeling to her resume, but not only beautiful outside, she’s kind too and always willing to help out, she found time to answer a few questions, they were supposed to be five questions but ended up being eight, thanks Jezz.

Jezz Hill, courtesy of Jezz Hill

Skincare you can’t live without: Tata Harper’s cleansing oil, Reparative Moisturizer, Grown Alchemist instant soothing serum, and Lannolips Lip Balm.

What makeup products do you recommend for glowing skin: Beccas’ Perfector Liquid Highlighter and Kosas tinted face oil.

Courtesy of Jezz Hill
Emma – Courtesy of Jezz Hill
Courtesy of Jezz Hill

What type of lash enhancing products do you carry around with you while working: Byredo Mascara, it’s the best mascara I’ve ever tried, plus it’s vegan, all natural and cruelty free.

Mexican Vogue – Courtesy of Jezz Hill

Red Lipstick you carry in your makeup kit, is there a new shade you use: Sephora’s 01 lip stain, forever.

The proper way to create a smooth canvas for makeup application: Exfoliate, cleanse, and hydrate. Skin preparation is the most important step. Currently in-love with Shisheido’s Synchro skin radiant lifting foundation. It’s great for everyday since it has SPF30.

Does diet have a role in good skin: Personally, my skin always looks and feels its best when I eat (not a restrictive) a diet full of veggies, fruits, antioxidants and tons of water.

Your view on vegan or clean beauty: I think it’s amazing we are seeing more and more vegan, cruelty-free and clean beauty. I support it 100% and really feel the industry will shift completely towards that direction.

Courtesy of Jezz hill

What can always be found in your makeup bag: An oil cleanser, reusable cotton pads, hyaluronic acid serum, moisturizer, rose water, lip balm, brow pencil, concealer, a lips and cheek tint and mascara.

Jezz knows makeup application, creating beautiful basic makeup and creating the aväntˈɡärd makeup that allows the creative to experience and show what gorgeous hues can do.

Courtesy of Jezz Hill

Thank you Jezz, here’s to running around chic! @JezzHill

New in Skincare & Makeup

Victoria Beckham makeup bag $88 @VictoriaBeckham.com- Makeup bag is water proof.

I know, I know, Diamonds are a girl’s best friend but what about skincare and makeup? I count those two as best friends too. There are so many new lines out these days and working from home allows for a lot of online shopping. Also, a lot of brands have been smart in that they allow for Afterpay or Quadpay, companies that allow you to pay for your goodies in 4 interest free payments.

A friend of mine said that it was for people with no credit, I say it’s like a credit card, just no interest and you don’t feel guilty shopping, it’s a win-win.

Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum $95 @Victoriabeckham.com

I am so enthralled with Victoria Beckham’s new beauty line and with her collaboration with Augustus Bader. I am also very much into Dear Dahlia, a Korean makeup brand that like Beckham’s makes clean beauty. I have a wish list and a few items I already purchased, for when we are able to be out and about, like traveling to another country or New York City.

Rouge Triomphal by Chanel $42
Posh Lipstick in Pop by Victoria Beckham $38

If you don’t feel like investing right away in VB’s Cell Rejuvenating Power Serum, you can invest in the travel kit that contains 6 ampoules of serum that will transform your skin.

Chanel also came out with a brilliant app, you can now try on lipstick virtually. My color is Rouge Triomphal, or color 257. Also, it’s worth noting that Chanel offers free two day shipping and gives each beauty purchase two deluxe samples, it keeps you coming back.

Lip Definer in Red by Victoria Beckham $24

There are two Victoria Beckham lipsticks I am dying to add to my makeup bag, she recently came out with “Posh” Lipsticks, those two shades I’m coveting are “Pop” and “Pout”. There are matching lip definers too. Another item I want that I don’t need is the Tuxedo Smoky Eye Brick, but I think it’s just so pretty, wouldn’t you agree?

Smoky Eye Brick in “Tuxedo” by Victoria Beckham $56

Style Profile: MARIA LAURA, WIFE, MOMMY AND TRAVEL, ART & FASHION AFICIONADO, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA

It’s funny how there are some people you just click with and support each other through life’s ups and downs. Maria Laura is a cherished Instagram friend, and her adventures entertain and inspire one to live their best life. She’s a fashion icon, and is no stranger to interviews or being seen in print.

She has three talented, gorgeous children, like their mommy they are not intimidated by the camera or being caught on video, dancing and performing.

She recently returned from a family vacation and found time to answer a few fashion questions and let me tell you that it’s going to be hard choosing photos, they are all beautiful and Maria looks stunning in each one. Maybe when I get to Buenos Aires she will invite me to tea, Maria knows how to serve the most marvelous teas.

Last Purchase: A white sequin dress (very suitable to wear during the pandemic, she laughs.)

Favorite Piece of Jewelry: A Tiffany 18k Gold “Love” Ring, a gift from my husband.

“Love” ring by Tiffany’s

Run around staples: A great pair of denim and a nice handbag.

Current Wish List: I don’t have one.

Fashion Icon most admired: I really don’t have one, but if I had to say, Jackie Kennedy Onassis.

If you could live in any type of clothing: Dresses, you slide into them, they are so easy and you don’t have to think anymore other than choosing shoes and a handbag.

What item of clothing do you chose before getting dressed: I choose my outfit first and then I choose my shoes and handbag.

Favorite Restaurant: I don’t have one, I like trying them all, I like to experience all cuisines.

Advice for women creating a wardrobe: I think it’s a good idea to start off with a great pair of denim and shirt, but to also invest in unique pieces, don’t invest in trend, it’s crucial to buy less and better, look for investment pieces with longevity and find a good tailor. Try buying from ethical companies that use reusable, sustainable materials. There are several smaller companies that make beautiful budget friendly fashion, definitely stay away from trend, if you can.

Thank you Maria Laura, here’s to running around chic! I told you there were too many photos to choose from. To follow Maria Laura @Ohlala_Malala

Style Profile: Peony Lim, Mother, Wife, Blogger and Consultant, London, England

I first virtually met Peony when I was working on Red Lipstick quotes for my Citygirlinredlipstick.com blog. Which I still work on every-now and then.

I admit, I have a girl crush on her, hers are the only makeup tutorials I watch, and I even bought a few of the products she mentioned in her latest makeup tutorial. I am good with makeup, but as a well-known SF makeup artist told me once, I am good at doing basic pretty makeup.

Peony is great with makeup tutorials, and hair tutorials, fashion and lifestyle tutorials. She’s honest and only endorses what she truly believes in. You can trust her to tell you the truth about which items she truly recommends.

She’s so honest, she discussed what it felt like to lose her hair, something as women we all go through, especially now with the pandemic.

She’s kind, I don’t know how she managed it, Peony found time to help me out, again and answered a few fashion questions. Oh and if you ask her a question, she answers you, not like other bloggers that ignore you. This is why she’s the ultimate girl’s-girl.

Describe your style: Classic, Modern.

Fashion icon: My Mother, she always surprises me and has a unique style all her own.

Last piece of clothing you purchased: Totem Jacket.

What piece of clothing would you live in if you had the choice: A white shirt.

Favorite shops: Hermes and Massimo Dutti.

Best fashion bargain: eBay preloved designer pieces, i.e. Alaia and Loro Piana etc.

Style advice: Be yourself, that’s better than anything else.

@peonylim.com

What was your last splurge: Jewelry from my own line, the one diamond ring.

Uniform for errands: Jeans, cashmere jumper, Golden Goose sneakers, cargo jacket and either an Hermes or Chanel handbag.

Basics you swear by: White shirt, jeans, cargo jacket, Alo Yoga, Ultraboost, Chanel pumps, black ankle boots.

Thank you, Peony. Here’s to running around chic.

Skincare

I upped my game with skincare during the pandemic, my eyebrows sort of grew back by accident and look better. I then grew tired, with all of the cooking and cleaning I’ve been doing. But I started back up again and can see the difference.

$49 @VioletGrey.com

I love spraying my face with Caudalie’s beauty elixir, I recently purchased another bottle to keep in reserve, that’s how much I love it. I invested in a Quartz Rosebud Eye treatment set by Angela Cagalia, a Quartz Roller set from Amazon and The Hana Cure.

$65 @angelacagalia.com
$37.50 @vichy.com

I tend to use Peptide Ampoules by Vichy, and recently ordered their Lift Serum and Hyaluronic Acid face Serum.

$29 @Violetgrey.com

I’ve bought lot’s of other items to, for when this Pandemic is over, I can’t wait for it to be over. In the meantime, I am taking afternoon walks, and trying to take care of myself.

I literally love makeup too and invested in eye makeup, like Victoria Beckham’s SmokeyBrick, Clarin’s Eye Kit and Chanel Eyeliners and eyeshadow sticks.

$56 @victoriabeckham.com
$43 @clarinsusa.com

My Current Wish List

My current wish list isn’t very long, let’s just say I indulged myself this past holiday. I played Santa Clause and of course I bought my Valentine’s Day gifts early, why you may ask? Because with the pandemic, shipping could be an issue and if you order with enough time, there shouldn’t be any disappointments.

Demi-lune bag by APC $515.00

What’s’ on my list?

Porte & Paire $260 @Netaporter
Priya – Double Strand Necklace by Jenny Bird $135.00
Poncho Coat in Camel by Freepeople $125

All of these items are affordable and budget friendly, the reality is I don’t need them, they are only wants and what’s that saying, that buying things you don’t need is stealing from yourself. Let’s hope I stop stealing from myself. Here’s to wish lists…..

What I bought Myself for Christmas

I don’t know about you, but I finished all of the Christmas shopping weeks in advance of Xmas. I also bought myself my own Christmas presents, because who doesn’t do that? I’ll be honest though, I live in the same old clothes day-in-day-out. I am storing everything for when this pandemic is over and I am allowed to travel again, and go into the office. I am blessed with being able to work from home and hope that everyone has a good Holiday Season. I also bought myself Skincare from Caudalie, La Roche Posay, and Estee Lauder. Haircare from R&Co and Bumble and Bumble – plus a few items from Cos, a cashmere crew-neck sweater and a V-neck, sleeveless knit dress to wear with white dress-shirts and my Cuyana leggings.

Cuyana Leggings $75
Jenny Bird $190
Vince Booties
Nike $140
Adidas

Style Profile: Rolanda Costa, Private jets Flight Attendant, Lisbon, Portugal

With her Puppy, Mia.

Rolanda is a woman that inspires, she exhumes beauty in all that she does. She’s a Jet-setter that travels the globe and befriends all those she comes into contact with, her radiant smile is contagious. Rolanda is no stranger to interviews and is as easily comfortable wearing a ballgown as she’s wearing jeans and sneakers.

She had a few minutes in between flights to answer a few questions.

Last Purchase: A pair of D&G sneakers.

D&G
Wearing Red Lipstick

Current Wish List: No clothing on my Wishlist, this pandemic has made me realize that I have more than enough.

Favorite Restaurant while at home: Seen, in the Tivoli Hotel. Depends on when I’m traveling, but nothing beats a good food market in Asia, where fresh food is prepared in-front of you.

Skincare: Because of my job, I use a lot of serums. Collistar, The Ordinary and Elizabeth Arden Capsules that I mix with my moisturizers.

Shoe shopping in New York

Items you bring home from a trip: I bring Collistar from Italy, it’s such a good brand. Plus perfumes, especially Dior Addict and Hermes. I’m currently wearing Un Jardin Sur le Toit.

Here’s to Running Around Chic!

Wish List

My wish list isn’t long and most importantly it’s budget friendly. Having a background in luxury sales, I understand fabrics and style. Since I was a little girl, I scoured the fashion magazines for clues as to what made a woman’s style tre’s chic. It’s the little things, and before you leave your house, take off an accessory, less is more.

Anine Bing $599
MAEVE JACKET by Anine Bing $399
Wave Frame Clutch by Mansur Gravriel $895

Everything’s Coming-Up Pearls

My most recent purchase @TheRealReal.com

Lately I’ve been obsessed with earrings, as my sister Wendy say’s “Your jewelry walks into a room with you, you put your handbag down, but you’re always wearing your jewelry.” I recently noticed a trend that pearls seem to be the focus, pearls are always in style, but lately have taken a front row seat next to her sister, Diamond.

I had to buy a pair of dangling pearl drops, seems along with age comes expanding ones horizons, in the jewelry department that is.

Here’s to running around in pearls.

Style Profile: Mira Singh, Senior Retail Executive, Toronto, Canada

Mira is one of those women that looks effortlessly pulled together, she mixes Zara, Claudie Pierlot, and Sandro with patterns from Anthropology (to mention a few) with other brands for a chic aesthetic. She’s as comfortable wearing heels as she’s wearing a pair of Jimmy Choos or Veja.

Weather she’s glammed out or not, she’s always running around chic whether she’s on the streets of Paris, New York, Seoul or the Beaches of Sri Lanka. Mira is the ultimate traveler and brings that je ne sais quoi wherever her travels may take her.

Mira was gracious and answered a few questions, she’s been recently engaged and busy planning a wedding.

Wish List: Max Mara Teddy Bear Coat, Stretch Sandals by Bottega Veneta and anything from Emilia Wickstead’s collection at Net-a-Porter.com

Stretch Sandal by Bottega Veneta @ModaOperandi.com $1,050.00
Albino Camel Teddy Coat by Max Mara $4,250.00
Ba&sh Cashmere Turtleneck sweater

Most Recent Purchases: Neutral Cashmere Sweater by Ba&sh and a pair of Mounser gold and pearl earrings. I’m trying to build my closet with investment pieces.

Mounser $315 @holtrenfrew.com

Favorite Restaurant: Terroni, Toronto, Canada

Necessities: Masks by Alfred Sung

Here’s to Running Around Chic!

Obsession, Hoops

I’ve been obsessed with hoop earrings and the funny part is that I never thought they looked good on me, but I’m starting to come around. There are a variety of hoops available, from 14k to recycled materials. We selected a few of our favorites. Which is your favorite? We found several contenders, from Cuyana, David Yurman and Anine Bing.

Crescent Hoop Earrings by Cuyana $145
Mini Hoop Earrings by Cuyana $125
Cablespira Hoop Earrings by David Yurman $950-$1600
Mini Hoop Earring by Anine Bing $59/Sold Individually and currently sold out, put yourself on the waiting list.
Hoop Earrings by Anine Bing $399

Small Accessories

I have been shopping with Cuyana for years, I love that they use sustainable materials, something just isn’t right about wearing anything too flashy these days and I consider Cuyana affordable luxury. I recently purchased their Slim Wristlet Wallet, in red with my initials embossed. I love that my cell phone fits perfectly.

Mansur Gavriel Zip Card Holder $195

Perusing the word-wide web, which is something I used to do, but haven’t been doing much of late, I discovered Mansur Gavriel’s Zip Card Holder in a pretty-in pink. I will have to keep thinking about that, as it’s not necessary, but it is a want. Another favorite is one from Anine Bing.

Zip Card Holder by Cuyana $75
Slim Wristlet Wallet by Cuyana $115

I fancy Cuyana’s Zip Card Holder too, but I mustn’t get carried away.

These are available in assorted colors and there are other small Accessories to choose from.

Luca Card Holder by Anine Bing $99

Fashion Sneakers

I’ve personally have never been into sneakers, but having developed a foot-problem during the pandemic, I’ve become obsessed with them. Seems I can’t wear slippers during the day or for long periods of time while working from home. Instagram seems to have my number because the adds I see are catered to sneakers and I just can’t resist.

Nike – Air Max Verona $130

I’ve recently purchased the Nike Air Max Verona and have been waiting for it to arrive, it’s arriving this afternoon and I can’t wait. I’ve been wanting another pair of Nikes but they have been sold out in my size and the one place that has them available doesn’t ship to the United States, so sad.

Nike’s I can’t have

I also ordered another pair of sneakers, this time by Adidas, perfect for running around chic wouldn’t you agree?

Falcon Shoes by Adidas $100

Lounge Pants of the Moment

It’s usually not acceptable to run around wearing sweatpants or lounge pants unless you’re off to the gym, a run or about to take a much deserved nap. But since the pandemic has been on-going and most of us work from home, what has become acceptable is a sweat pant that is adaptable with the work from home lifestyle and that odd errand that requires venturing out of the house.

The Gap & Old Navy

I myself have been stocking up on Cuyana’s Tapered Lounge Pants and their Pima Tapered Pant, but there are other brands making similar lounge wear that one can live in. You can pair them with t-shirts, sweaters, turtlenecks or wear them under dresses for an-at-home comfy feel.

Cuyana – French Terry Tapered Lounge Pant $95
Cuyana Lounge Pant $45