Archive of ‘Coachella’ category

FLB GETS GLOWING WITH MODERN MINERALS

It’s definitely fun to get back to blogging a little bit! Most of my focus has been shifted to the business and development side of FLB so it’s refreshing to just sit down and type out my thoughts and the fun things I’ve been up to. Diane, the gorgeous mastermind behind green beauty brand Modern Minerals and I have been in touch for awhile now and have always wanted to collaborate in some way. So when we sent each other some of our own goodies we both knew we had to share with you guys how convenient and gorgeous are products are together! Below I’m showing you some eyeshadow and foundation blends but what I especially love is the convenience of our travel size options and how many looks you can create by simply having those in your makeup bag when your on the go!

I feel like I have nearly all of the Modern Minerals collection so there are so many options to show you guys of how versatile are products can be together. One of the stand out products to me was the rose and coconut infused eyeshadows in “Maya” and “Pink Sand”. Both of those shades are matte and provide you with a really great base to blend one of our illuminating oils with and make your own bronzer or blush that can also be used on lips as well! The tones I came up with are absolute perfection for fall. Below you will see that I blended “Pink Sand” with our Lovechild rose gold Illuminating oil to make a pretty berry toned blush and the results are stunning! This is the ideal shade to simply dab on your lips and cheeks for a fall glow, and did I mention the ingredients in our oils will keep your skin uber hydrated during the cooler weather months?!

Aside from all the color blends you can make with our products, one of my favorite blends is actually adding a  few drops of my Illuminating Oil with Modern Minerals loose mineral foundation powder for a dewy tinted moisturizer!! Honestly guys this has been my go-to lately as we still have such dry fire weather here in SoCal, so my face is craving hydration all day, everyday. The oil keeps my face hydrated, plump and glowy all day while the loose foundation gives me just the right amount of coverage. This is why I have the most heart eyes for loose mineral makeup babes, the possibilities are endless to what you can create and sometimes with pressed powders I feel like they just sit on top of your skin while loose powders blend in so beautifully.

I wanted to show you babes exactly how I blend them because I feel like some think its an art when truly all I do is drop one drop of oil in the bottom of the Modern Minerals foundation cap and blend with the desired amount of powder I like. I like a tad bit more coverage so I add more powder than oil, but if you prefer less coverage and more dewiness, simply add more oil! 🙂 You can blend into your skin with your fingers or a stipling brush/foundation brush. I’ve tried all methods and they all work just fine. I’ve tried SO many foundations, bb creams and tinted moisturizers guys and I truly feel like this method makes my skin look the most healthy and glowy out of everything I’ve tried before. I just think you can’t go wrong when you can customize your desired coverage and hydration and what works best for your skin type! For those of you curious my Modern Minerals foundation shade is “Medium Beach”. I go a tad darker to keep my complexion on the warmer side.

Now onto the exciting stuff! To celebrate our collaboration together and glow babes on the go, Modern Minerals and Free Love Beauty are teaming up for the absolute ultimate GIVEAWAY on Instagram!! Simply head over to the @freelovebeauty Instagram page for all the details on how to enter. But we aren’t stopping there babes, we love and appreciate all of you so much that we are BOTH offering 15% off all purchases from now until Friday, November 3rd with code WELOVEBEAUTY15. Thats right, that code can be used at http://www.modernmineralsmakeup.com AND http://www.freelovebeauty.com/shop. I absolutely adore seeing FLB products works so beautifully with other green beauty brands and us boss babes coming together to create amazing things! Have an amazing week glow babes!!!

 

FLB AT COACHELLA

If you happen to follow my Instagram (@freelovebeauty) then you know I had an amazing Coachella adventure this past weekend!! I thought it would be fun to recap my trip and share some of the highlights and tips based on my experience!

First and foremost I have to point out that I didn’t take a ton of pictures of my outfits because that isn’t really what it’s about for me, I’m one of those people who actually go for the music, well and maybe the food! lol Don’t get me wrong, Coachella fashion can be amazing and I was rocking crop tops and tons of fringe, but I also do that in my regular everyday life so that was nothing new for me, haha! Anyways on day 1 I was pretty glam with lots of jewels, glitter on my eyes and my hair tousled just right, BUT on day 2 I wore ZERO makeup (that’s right, i said zero) and threw a hat on my head and called it a day! Now the reason I was super low-key on day two was because day one I was a sweaty, dusty mess and I realized the more natural I was, the more comfortable I would be, and I really was! My hubby told me on day two I looked like a real hippie should, natural and free. So that would be my first TIP free birds, don’t try so hard, wear something you are comfortable in and let your bare skin soak in the desert air!!

My next little slice of advice is to keep your weekend balanced! You don’t have to spend every single waking minute at the festival, the desert is a vacation in itself and my husband and I also spent quite a bit of time by the pool just relaxing!! Remember the desert is hot and it can take a toll on you by the end of the day, so the hub and I headed out to the festival in the afternoon which was perfect timing for the acts we wanted to see and it was starting to cool down a bit! So my next TIP is to not overwhelm yourself, if you are tired-relax, if you are hungry-eat, if you want to lay by the pool-do it!!

My absolute favorite part about Coachella was Jack White performing. He is one of my favorite musicians of all time so it was a major treat for us to watch his two-hour non-stop performance. For me it felt like I was witnessing a legend perform, perhaps the same way my Dad felt about Led Zeppelin when he was my age. Like I said before, these festivals really are all about the music so my last TIP is to just make sure you appreciate and take in everything around you. My best memory of the entire trip was grubbing on these hand cut french fries covered in BBQ pulled pork then smothered with this insane homemade cheese sauce (sorry no clean diet for me here!) with my hubby, sitting on the grass getting ready for Jack to come out and play!! Which brings me to my last TIP, make time to eat lots of food, because everything there is SO good!!

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As you guys can see, our trip was full of sunshine, palm trees, amazing music and gorgeous sunsets. I highly recommend experiencing a big music festival at some point and if you aren’t a SoCal native like me, don’t fret because there plenty of festivals sweeping across the country that are becoming really big such as Sasquatch, Governor’s Ball, Sweet Life, SxSW, Outside Lands, Bonnaroo and many more!! Check out http://www.musicfestivaljunkies.com to find a festival near you!! Peace and love always free birds!