Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Productive Things To Do During Self-Isolation

Life feels like a movie right now. It's spring break, but due to the Corona Virus outbreak, everyone is stuck at home. I'm back in Los Angeles with my family and trying to stay in as much as possible. Colleges have transferred to online using Zoom, and all of my modeling shoots and upcoming fashion shows have been canceled. That being said, I have a lot more time on my hands so expect lots of new posts! Today, I'll be writing about all the productive things you can be doing while stuck at home. 

I'm sure mostly everyone, including myself, used the first couple days of quarantine to watch Netflix and relax. Right now, no one is sure when we will be able to go back to normal life so here are eleven things to do when you are bored and still want to be productive.

1. Clean out your closet.

You can donate and sell clothes online through Poshmark, ThredUp, Buffalo Exchange, and Depop. 
Buffalo Exchange and ThredUp will send you a bag in the mail to fill your clothes with. All you have to do is send it back to them. They will sell your clothes for you and send you a check. This is the easiest way to sell your clothes!

2. Get ahead on homework and final projects

With your extra free time, you can get ahead on homework or any work projects that you have been procrastinating. I've been working on my final papers in all my classes and I signed up for two summer classes.

3. Redecorate or clean your room

Having a space that you love is so important. Buy some new things for your room and get rid of any clutter. Do a deep clean by dusting, vacuuming, and organizing your things. 

4. Sell or donate your old books and textbooks

To get rid of more clutter, you can donate or even sell your old books and textbooks. There are a bunch of websites that will give you money for your old books such as Bookfinder or BookScouter. It's a great way to clear out and make some extra money!

5. Read

You can finally get to those books you've been wanting to read!

6. Make a dream board with goals for the future.

Dream boards are so inspiring. I create one every year of all the things I want to accomplish during the year. You can print out pictures and make a collage with your dreams. Every time you look at it, it will inspire you to start working towards your goals! 

7. Learn a new skill

Whether it's cooking, painting, or learning a new language, learning skills are a great way to spend your time. 

8. Look for new opportunities

Research new school or work opportunities; maybe it's changing companies, learning how to start your own business, or applying to graduate school. 

9. Work on self care.

Spend time taking care of yourself. Take a bath, put on a face mask, drink lots of water, lay in the sun, and catch up on your sleep schedule. 

10. Work out and stretch

While you are stuck inside, grab a yoga mat and do a workout. There are tons of workout videos on youtube. 

11. Make a Difference From Home

You can donate your time by volunteering from home. You can decorate cards for senior citizens, make toys for animals, or create bird feeders. 

What productive things are you doing at home?

Friday, March 20, 2020

New Photos for LA Models

I recently updated my portfolio for my modeling agency, LA Models, and wanted to post some of the pictures! My photographer was Mark Mendez and he was so great. We shot these photos in an alley, behind a supermarket, in Los Angeles. Proof that you don't need to be in a studio to get cool photos! 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Elton John's Oscar Party 2020

Last week, I went to Elton John's Oscar Party. This was my third year going and every year is so much fun. I was supposed to be in Boston that weekend for a class but I had to change my schedule around because when you get invited to Elton John's party, you go!

The first part of the night is to walk the red carpet. This is when you get your pictures taken by a bunch of different photographers and do interviews. This year, I did my own hair and makeup which I was really nervous about but I think it turned out okay! 
My dress is by JarloLondon and my shoes are by Nina New York. For jewelry, I'm wearing a ring by ShaneCo that my boyfriend bought me for Christmas and a necklace that my grandma gave me. 

This was my little sister's first year going and she looked so beautiful. She's in the entertainment industry too and is always doing amazing things! You can follow her on instagram @graciedundee.

During dinner, everyone watches the Oscar Award Show. Last year, Gordon Ramsey was the chef! After drinks and dinner, the auction begins. The auction is always crazy! Elton John's piano was sold for over $200,000. Other auction items were Vanity Fair Afterparty tickets, trips, and a signed picture of Leonardo DiCaprio. 

Elton John gave a speech and introduced Sam Fender and his band. They performed some songs while everyone danced the night away. 

Towards the end of the night, Elton John always performs a song! 

Award Show season is always so fun and I'm so grateful I got the opportunity to go again. 

Can't wait until next year...

Friday, February 7, 2020

Get Ready With Me | "No Makeup" Makeup Look

Good morning! I hope you're all having an amazing week. I'm trying out a new blog format where I'm making videos to insert into my blog. Let me know if you like this style better than just writing.

I'm going to be showing you how I do my makeup for modeling castings or meetings. I call this my "no makeup" makeup look. I love how natural it looks! 

I start with my Clinique lotion. Clinique has a ton of different lotions for every skin type.

Then, I use my Clinique CC Cream in the shade "light". I've used this for years and I love it because it looks so natural. CC Cream stands for color corrector so this is a great product for you if your skin tone isn't completely even. I have some redness to my skin and it completely covers it. It also has SPF 30 in it.

Next, I use my NARS concealer in the shade "Vanilla". I apply it under my eyes to get rid of any dark circles.
For eyebrows, I use the Benefit GimmeBrow Gel in the shade 3.5.

For mascara, I use Neutrogena's Healthy Volume Mascara. It's super easy to remove, has no clumps, and the formula protects your lashes. 

The last step I do is a little bit of bronzer. I use Benefit Cosmetic's Hoola Bronzer.

I hope you enjoyed getting ready with me! Let me know what you think of the video.

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