Beauty Hacks

Sometimes we are such in a hurry that we tend to forget a few things. Here are some beauty hacks that are easy and fast that will help you get through your busy days.


"Are You Even Wearing Makeup?"

That’s a response you probably want to hear. Here’s a natural makeup beauty hack tip from Gina, the founder.

1. Before you start putting on make up, mist the the beauty blender with Hydroglow Beauty Mister.

2. Then dip it into the foundation. It helps the foundation looks more natural and not as cakey.

3. Apply all around the face and there you are done! This tip leaves you with you skin looking makeup less. 


Keep Your Skin Hydrated Through Your Sleep

Living in a dry weather area/low humidity has caused my skin to be dehydrated sometimes. I use a humidifier in my room at night when I want that extra glow or after I traveled on a plane. I simply like using good ole H2O in it steaming up my room. I usually place it next to my bed somewhere giving me that extra hydrated skin while I am sleeping.  It's like a mini hydrating facial mist while you sleep!


Wide Awake Eyes in Seconds

A white eyeliner is a deal maker when it comes to making the eyes come alive. A lot of times, we don't focus on inner rim as much as the outer part of the eyes. However, this little beauty hack can change your look in seconds. Before you start your eye makeup, use a white eyeliner on your inner rims. You will see that your eyes will pop more and look well-rested.

That Glow Though


Keep your skin hydrated with the Hydroglow beauty mister!

Why you should bring the hydroglow beauty mister everywhere you go.
1.  Whether the summer weather is dry or humid, it can definitely affect your skin in a bad way.  Bring the hydroglow mister and spray away because it can help you cool down and leaving your skin glowing.
2. The hot weather can irritated our mood sometimes, so spray for a fresh feeling. The rose gernanium and petals in the beauty water can help you boost your mood too.

3. Last but not least, the hydroglow  beauty mister can help keep your makeup glowing all day. You can use it as a makeup primer or setter


Beauty food for the summer! (KAH-LUE-ME) is an amalgamation
of the Greek word “kalon” which means ideal
physical and moral beauty and the
word “lumi” which means light.

I had the chance to meet with Chrissy and Jayla, Founders of Kalumi Health recently and have been snacking on there beauty food collagen protein bars. They keep my satisfied until my next meal and are packed with good-for-you and good-for-your-skin foods. They were pregnancy approved fro my Dr. so that got me even more excited. This makes it on my Summer Glow list, especially for all you traveling this Season, or simply always on the go. Check out what Kalumi Health is all about...

Combining marine collagen with our favorite beauty-boosting super foods, like yacon syrup and vitamin rich sweet potaoes, KALUMI BEAUTYfood was born. The result? Hydrated skin, longer nails, thicker hair, happy tummies and a nutritious, really delicious, protein bar.
 All of Kalumi's ingredients are gluten free, non-GMO, non-dairy, soy free and fake free. We pride ourselves on giving you clean, nutrient rich and above all, great tasting snacks.

MARINE COLLAGEN, extracted from fish skin and scales, is recognized as the safest source of collagen. It is free of all possible toxins and diseases linked to collagen derived from land animals.
Marine collagen is absorbed 1.5 x faster than other sources of collagen, which means it has superb bioavailability. Because of this, it is considered the best type of collagen for your hair, skin and nails.


Let's not forget about that hair glow!


I have been using Captain Blankenship's Golden Waves Sea Salt Shimmer Spray on some of my phostoshoots lately and I have been loving everything about it! Especially that it doesn't leave the hair to "crunchy" with a soft feel. Its blend of organic sea algae and aloe vera to help nourish the scalp and hair with vital nutrients and minerals while Atlantic sea salt adds texture and soft waves. Spray on hair liberally and shimmer away in the summer sunshine!

You can add texture, waves and a touch of golden shimmer by spraying all over hair when wet or dry, then tousle and style. Shake well before use.



Social Media Cleanse

You are way cooler than your Social Media feed. Way cooler. And far more beautiful without those filters. Don’t compare your behind the scenes, and unpostable moments to someone else’s highlight reels. Comparison can truly be a thief of joy! Being present over perfect has been my go-to lately. Reminding myself that I don’t have to be perfect, just present while doing my best. Have you read that book? #presentoverperfect I recommend it highly!

Did you know...

The word POEMA inspired me for my new beauty brand, POEMA ROSE COLLECTION.

POEMA is a Greek inspired word for Masterpiece, also where we get the word “poem” from. God made us an original work of art. We have no duplicates. I can never be like anyone else, and no one can ever be me! We are created on purpose for a purpose. We are beautifully, wonderfully and fearfully made. The world needs what we’ve got! May we be bold, beautiful and kind to one another along this journey.

THE BEACHY WAVE (aka Rocker Beach Wave) Hair Style by Jamie Leonard

Here's a little Hair Inspiration created from my dear friend and L.A -based Celebrity Hair Stylist- Jamie Leonard! We created this video while getting Brittany Martinez ready for her Interview with us. (coming soon)

I love when I get the opportunity to work with Jamie on photo shoots and T.V for Makeup (me) and Hair (Jamie). She's a Santa Cruz boho-babe- native and her laid-back, calm, effrotless approach to work and life reflects that while making you want to be around her all day! Her great sense of style with vintage pieces she hand selects and wears ( and also sells) is refreshing and brings such a care-free, vibe to L.A. 
She humbly KILLS it at her job with her gifted styling skills and I would say my favoirte stlyle she gives is the L.A. famous; THE BEACHY WAVE! ( she also sometimes calls it THE ROCKER BEACH WAVE)
I think our work style and approach is similiar when it comes to an effortless and never over-doing it look. To me, this speaks highly about carrying the best beauty available on the inside and confindently knowing that. Having a beauty within that looks better than any listick or hairpary can ever give you! We hope you enjoy and dont forget to comment or share, we love to hear what you think. With love, Gina Caraballo/ Founder FL&B.

Here is a breakdown from Jamie:
In doing this style-
I prepped the hair with Foundation Mist by Oribe, this protects the hair while using heat and curling, I also add a small drop of Gold Lust Oil by Oribe.

I sprayed Davines Sea Salt Spray for texture.

Finally, I sprayed Super Fine Hair Spray all over by Oribe.

After I finished bending the hair with an up and down motion to create a wave ( as shown on video) I sprayed the hair on the bottom half ends only using a downward motion with Texture Spray by Oribe.

I used a 1 1/2 inch Curling Iron to go back and create  more wave and texture while "touching up" any peices needing more movement. 

Finally, I shake out hair with comb or fingers to create the ultimate beach waves or as I also like to call- a ROCKER BEACH WAVE. 

Thanks for watching!
Jamie Leonard
Owner @blossomatelier Vintage Stylist & Personal Shopper
Hair & Makeup Artist. 

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