How I Rock A Red Eye Flight + My Blue-Whale-Sized Long Distance Relationship

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I have been epically blessed with a wonderful boyfriend who just so happens to live on the moon. Ok he’s in London but still. I like to trick myself into thinking we are “SUPER LUCKY” by getting to live in both London and New York City. That is what he refers to as my peppy American/Californian positivity. Yes, I had to go to another continent to find a man that would call me upbeat. I’m not crazy (although I admit this is me brainwashing myself) many people never get to live in cities that awesome. I love calling New York, California and London all my home. However, it does involve a lot of Skype dates, letter writing (No that is not a joke, my bros: receiving a letter in the mail is the ultimate panty dropper) and FLYING. I’m convinced Virgin Atlantic should name at least one jet after us since they rudely haven’t offered to give us unlimited free flights for the remainder of our time apart. Here are my tips for getting on that all-night airplane journey and landing flawless. 

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PV Bridal: Nicole’s Wedding!

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After months of chatting and two trial runs I finally had the honor to create some wedding day makeup magic for Miss Nicole Economou! (Now a Mrs. technically!) On Friday September 19th Nicole married her man of TWELVE (let’s say it again for my monogamy-panicked readers, put down Tinder for one second… TWELVE) years, Mr. Scott Baron. I was so excited to show up to the Millennium Hilton in NYC’s Financial District to glam up this beautiful (inside and out) bride, her sister/maid of honor and the groom’s sister/bridesmaid (all also stunning). There was a lot of beautiful humans running around, you guys make it easy. Check out the looks I made for this big day!

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60’s Twiggy Inspired Makeover with Amanda: Featuring Too Faced Cosmetics!

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My friend Amanda continues to be one of the first ladies of PV. From the very beginning she has supported the blog with the enthusiasm and veracity of a golden retriever puppy. So when she texted me after a late night out “I don’t want to do anything today. Can we please just play and do 60’s makeup” you know your girl said "Yep". 

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Terrible Beauty, Style and Life Choices Made 2005-2014: Happy Birthday Cam!

This video chronicles the hilarious, epic, awful beauty, style and life choices my best friend Cam and I have made in our ten years of friendship. Albeit this is edited, in ten years we made more weird choices than can fit in a 5 minute video.Thanks for the extensive hair damage and bronzer skills, to many more! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CAM! I LOVE YOU! 

BH Cosmetics Baked Eyeshadow Review ft. the New “Wild” Palettes

Check out my review of BH Cosmetics’s baked eyeshadows including the new and super fabulous Wild palettes! I can not get enough of these three babes, they are so different and dynamic. Click on for links to all three and the legendary Galaxy Chic palette. 

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Easy Nude Looks For Fall- My Story Using the Steller App!

Click on to check out the story I made on the coolest visual storytelling app ever, Steller! I broke down some of my favorite nude makeup looks, let me know which ones you’ve been loving.

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Long Term Relationship Products: Favs for Two Years or More!

[PV How To] Removing Glitter Nail Polish: The Hate Crime of The Beauty World

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I’ve always maintained that my favorite color is “gun metal” I used to say this with a totally straight face. I love a dark grey metallic like nobody’s business. However, sometimes a hag has to let it go like Frozen, enter glitter nail polish. Confession: I loathe removing glitter polish. In truth this is like “confessing” that you hate people that kick puppies or heart shaped engagement rings-You’ll get plenty of company. We all loathe it, loathe it with the intensity of a thousand suns. I despise it more than I despised my first boyfriend’s new girlfriend. Hate it more than I hate Tom’s (still maintain they’re nothing but sad peasant shoes). Hate it more than when they let Marisa speak on The OC (girl, you are JUST for show). Not unlike what capri pants did to fashion in the 90’s, removing glitter nail polish is the hate crime of the beauty world. Until now. Read on to find out my trick that made my bitterness fold like a Nicki Minaj For Target bustier. 

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