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This is a really good #tbt...nine years ago today, @billy4fun proposed to me on snowy, freezing night in Seattle. The Beautiful Clarks opened for Rosie Thomas (I love you!) He insisted I sing with him that night even though I was under the weather. Right after we sang “Scarlett”, I thought he was grabbing my arm to ask if I’d play tambourine, to which I vehemently started whisper - shouting “no!” I turned around and he was on one knee. 500 people in the crowd, I was stunned! I saw that sparkler, though, and put it on my own finger, to which he said “Is that a ‘yes’?!” Life is crazy and beautiful and painful and full of so much love and so many trials. You’re the best person to go through it all with.
These photos were taken by the talented @julieharmsenfitts !
This is a really good #tbt ...nine years ago today, @billy4fun proposed to me on snowy, freezing night in Seattle. The Beautiful Clarks opened for Rosie Thomas (I love you!) He insisted I sing with him that night even though I was under the weather. Right after we sang “Scarlett”, I thought he was grabbing my arm to ask if I’d play tambourine, to which I vehemently started whisper - shouting “no!” I turned around and he was on one knee. 500 people in the crowd, I was stunned! I saw that sparkler, though, and put it on my own finger, to which he said “Is that a ‘yes’?!” Life is crazy and beautiful and painful and full of so much love and so many trials. You’re the best person to go through it all with. These photos were taken by the talented @julieharmsenfitts !
Finished 1/2 days assisting the incredibly talented @shelbyadelerogers, for the @pacificnorthwestballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Such a different world but so magical and fun!
Finished 1/2 days assisting the incredibly talented @shelbyadelerogers, for the @pacificnorthwestballet’s production of The Nutcracker. Such a different world but so magical and fun!
The next best thing to seeing this beautiful piece, “Moonlight Solitaire”, in person, would be winning a poster by @markmaggiori. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you must attend his show! 
LONESOME SOULS
Artist: Mark Maggiori 
Where: @maxwellalexandergallery 
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 630pm

Wish me luck - I hope I win!
P.S. if you go and are one of the first 100 people there, you can snag me a poster and I’ll reimburse you! 🙏🏻✨
The next best thing to seeing this beautiful piece, “Moonlight Solitaire”, in person, would be winning a poster by @markmaggiori. If you live in the greater Los Angeles area, you must attend his show! LONESOME SOULS Artist: Mark Maggiori Where: @maxwellalexandergallery When: Saturday, December 9, 2017; 630pm Wish me luck - I hope I win! P.S. if you go and are one of the first 100 people there, you can snag me a poster and I’ll reimburse you! 🙏🏻✨
#fbf makeup tests just because I want to ...with #jessicadobson of #deepseadiver. We went with a version of the first look! You can see it on their music video for Wide Awake, on @youtube...or scroll back awhile! 
@jdobson_mansen 😘😘
#fbf  makeup tests just because I want to ...with #jessicadobson  of #deepseadiver . We went with a version of the first look! You can see it on their music video for Wide Awake, on @youtube...or scroll back awhile! @jdobson_mansen 😘😘
Here’s another, because I can’t get over my niece’s beautiful face and that sweet baby Alpaca
Photography | @karamercer.co / @_karamercer 
Styling | @itsdanielle.davis / @danielledavis.co 
Model | @jtmherbst 
HAMU | @irisandgold
Here’s another, because I can’t get over my niece’s beautiful face and that sweet baby Alpaca Photography | @karamercer.co / @_karamercer Styling | @itsdanielle.davis / @danielledavis.co Model | @jtmherbst HAMU | @irisandgold
Some fall vibes for your Monday🍂🍁
Photography: @_karamercer / @karamercer.co 
Model: @jtmherbst 
Styling: @danielledavis.co / @itsdanielle.davis 
HAMU: @irisandgold
(And yes, a real, live, less than 24h old baby Alpaca!)
Some fall vibes for your Monday🍂🍁 Photography: @_karamercer / @karamercer.co Model: @jtmherbst Styling: @danielledavis.co / @itsdanielle.davis HAMU: @irisandgold (And yes, a real, live, less than 24h old baby Alpaca!)
Maybe it’s the winter time that always has me going back to creative work and doing makeup on myself, but I want to start sharing more of that. I enjoy being creative so much, but most of my jobs don’t allow for that...so who better to work on than myself?! I’ve been so inspired by several pages as of late who share creative makeup looks on themselves. So voila! (Beautiful artwork in the back by @JessalinBeutler)
Skin: @vapourbeauty and @narsissist 
Lips: @narsissist power matte lip color in “walk this way” with “roman holiday” over the top
Eyes: @urbandecaycosmetics silver glitter, @bhcosmetics blush palette in the pink and red shades
Maybe it’s the winter time that always has me going back to creative work and doing makeup on myself, but I want to start sharing more of that. I enjoy being creative so much, but most of my jobs don’t allow for that...so who better to work on than myself?! I’ve been so inspired by several pages as of late who share creative makeup looks on themselves. So voila! (Beautiful artwork in the back by @JessalinBeutler) Skin: @vapourbeauty and @narsissist Lips: @narsissist power matte lip color in “walk this way” with “roman holiday” over the top Eyes: @urbandecaycosmetics silver glitter, @bhcosmetics blush palette in the pink and red shades
#randomtalkingvideo complete! After about 900 takes, I finally communicated what I’m trying to say, although I have so much more to say on this topic, as I’ve been thinking about it for weeks. That instead of being afraid of not being liked for who we are, what we represent, our body of work, our art, we think about how powerful it is to repel and also attract people. Reality is not everyone will like you, connect with your work, find you charming or interesting to work with...BUT! there are tons of people who WILL, and those are the people you need to find, connect with. I’ve spent so much time curating my page, thinking about what I post, that I forget it’s not all about an image on the screen...when someone hires me or anyone without speaking to them, the reality is they will find out who you are when you show up...and they may not like you. Fact. So here it is, here is a snap shot of me. I talk on my stories but spending 60 seconds sharing an idea that means something to me is pretty liberating and powerful. (LAST 3 seconds on my story 😆🤦🏻‍♀️)
Thanks for being a hard ass, @ryanorrico.
#randomtalkingvideo  complete! After about 900 takes, I finally communicated what I’m trying to say, although I have so much more to say on this topic, as I’ve been thinking about it for weeks. That instead of being afraid of not being liked for who we are, what we represent, our body of work, our art, we think about how powerful it is to repel and also attract people. Reality is not everyone will like you, connect with your work, find you charming or interesting to work with...BUT! there are tons of people who WILL, and those are the people you need to find, connect with. I’ve spent so much time curating my page, thinking about what I post, that I forget it’s not all about an image on the screen...when someone hires me or anyone without speaking to them, the reality is they will find out who you are when you show up...and they may not like you. Fact. So here it is, here is a snap shot of me. I talk on my stories but spending 60 seconds sharing an idea that means something to me is pretty liberating and powerful. (LAST 3 seconds on my story 😆🤦🏻‍♀️) Thanks for being a hard ass, @ryanorrico.
I DON’T USUALLY REPOST BUT WHEN I DO, GOOD LAWD. This message is for any and all freelancers out there...and anyone who wants to hire us, please take note...
Repost from @candacesheppard - Feelings are not facts. Fact is that too many people, common AND celebrity, think it's ok to take your time, money, energy and your confidence because they can't afford quality service

They have no idea how many days we give up with our families and kids, the hours we spend cleaning our kits, the fatigue over how to market yourself, build a website, offering consultations, drafting contracts, disinfecting brushes, learning new techniques, crying cause after 3 months it still doesn't look right! But you keep pushing... Imagine... if you have a hard time matching your foundation how hard it is for us artists to do it on all skin tones.. THEN the time it takes to learn to do it WELL

Don't miss that part... you can do it but can you do it well? 🌾👀🌾 This applies to all creatives: Artists, painters, poets, photographers... it doesn't matter

If you've invested into your BUSINESS it is your duty - NOT YOUR CHOICE - to charge accordingly so you can keep running your business professionally. People that wanna be mad don't understand  business is NOT personal. Fact.

And before someone tries to come for me before I send for them let me be clear... *** clears throat*** I'm running a full time business over here and it costs

I've also invested multiple years into my craft and am an expert. Yes. Expert. I'm not speaking of cheap artists that want to charge a lot but can't clean a brush properly, have no understanding of contracts and let alone can't even blend. Yeah I said it 🙄 That's not a solid business, it's a hobby if you treat it that way.

I don't need to be validated and real talk have not had these problems in years. I'm speaking on behalf of so many I hear discouraged, crying and ready to give up because not even family or friends support or respect their time

You teach people how to treat you and I'm gone make sure that all close to me stay lifted up AND paid. Comment your thoughts below, repost and share!

Inspired by @officialbonnetchronicles 💋
I DON’T USUALLY REPOST BUT WHEN I DO, GOOD LAWD. This message is for any and all freelancers out there...and anyone who wants to hire us, please take note... Repost from @candacesheppard - Feelings are not facts. Fact is that too many people, common AND celebrity, think it's ok to take your time, money, energy and your confidence because they can't afford quality service They have no idea how many days we give up with our families and kids, the hours we spend cleaning our kits, the fatigue over how to market yourself, build a website, offering consultations, drafting contracts, disinfecting brushes, learning new techniques, crying cause after 3 months it still doesn't look right! But you keep pushing... Imagine... if you have a hard time matching your foundation how hard it is for us artists to do it on all skin tones.. THEN the time it takes to learn to do it WELL Don't miss that part... you can do it but can you do it well? 🌾👀🌾 This applies to all creatives: Artists, painters, poets, photographers... it doesn't matter If you've invested into your BUSINESS it is your duty - NOT YOUR CHOICE - to charge accordingly so you can keep running your business professionally. People that wanna be mad don't understand business is NOT personal. Fact. And before someone tries to come for me before I send for them let me be clear... *** clears throat*** I'm running a full time business over here and it costs I've also invested multiple years into my craft and am an expert. Yes. Expert. I'm not speaking of cheap artists that want to charge a lot but can't clean a brush properly, have no understanding of contracts and let alone can't even blend. Yeah I said it 🙄 That's not a solid business, it's a hobby if you treat it that way. I don't need to be validated and real talk have not had these problems in years. I'm speaking on behalf of so many I hear discouraged, crying and ready to give up because not even family or friends support or respect their time You teach people how to treat you and I'm gone make sure that all close to me stay lifted up AND paid. Comment your thoughts below, repost and share! Inspired by @officialbonnetchronicles 💋
Just a shameless selfie for a few reasons: y’all need to know I changed my hair color because why not?🤷🏻‍♀️I’m in the beauty industry and I gotta keep you updated. 😆Also, this @narsissist power matte lip color is my new obsession. The color is called “Walk This Way.” It’s creamy, it lasts, and it’s non-drying. Also, if you have bangs but still want to curl your hair, curling the front pieces inward seems to be much more flattering...or it is on me. Waiting to grow my bangs into some 70s shaggy ones. 
Happy Saturday!
Just a shameless selfie for a few reasons: y’all need to know I changed my hair color because why not?🤷🏻‍♀️I’m in the beauty industry and I gotta keep you updated. 😆Also, this @narsissist power matte lip color is my new obsession. The color is called “Walk This Way.” It’s creamy, it lasts, and it’s non-drying. Also, if you have bangs but still want to curl your hair, curling the front pieces inward seems to be much more flattering...or it is on me. Waiting to grow my bangs into some 70s shaggy ones. Happy Saturday!
This is my beautiful and talented friend, Nichole, of @sweetpearlxoxo! I got to do her makeup for her @kickstarter launch video she’s doing today! Nichole made all the truffles and cheesecakes for my wedding, and will be opening her bakery in Richmond Beach! Be on the look out for her goodies - they’re so delicious!
This is my beautiful and talented friend, Nichole, of @sweetpearlxoxo! I got to do her makeup for her @kickstarter launch video she’s doing today! Nichole made all the truffles and cheesecakes for my wedding, and will be opening her bakery in Richmond Beach! Be on the look out for her goodies - they’re so delicious!
Almost #tbt, so I’ll do #wcm instead!
Beautiful bride, Ashley, from this past summer...
Photographer: @mollymoormeier 
Hair: @charbonsalon / @qwnhart
Almost #tbt , so I’ll do #wcm  instead! Beautiful bride, Ashley, from this past summer... Photographer: @mollymoormeier Hair: @charbonsalon / @qwnhart
Haven’t shared much about brows/microblading on here except via my stories...but I want to start throwing it in here and there because 1. You can have the brows you want! 2. I love being able to do it! 
Brows frame the face, lift your eyes and are simply one of the most important features on your face. They’re easy to change and make a big impact on your overall appearance.

Here’s my client today, before and after. Using a series of fine needles and customized pigment color, I create hair strokes that mimic the appearance of real hair. With proper pre/post care, your new brows will last 1-1.5 years. 
You can see more of my work here: @irisandgold_brows. 
Message me for pricing and booking details!
Haven’t shared much about brows/microblading on here except via my stories...but I want to start throwing it in here and there because 1. You can have the brows you want! 2. I love being able to do it! Brows frame the face, lift your eyes and are simply one of the most important features on your face. They’re easy to change and make a big impact on your overall appearance. Here’s my client today, before and after. Using a series of fine needles and customized pigment color, I create hair strokes that mimic the appearance of real hair. With proper pre/post care, your new brows will last 1-1.5 years. You can see more of my work here: @irisandgold_brows. Message me for pricing and booking details!
Morning and happy Monday. Just some sass for the start of your week...
Photography/Styling:  @reesephotog 
Model: @jtmherbst 
Location: @locketspace 
Hair & Makeup: me
Morning and happy Monday. Just some sass for the start of your week... Photography/Styling: @reesephotog Model: @jtmherbst Location: @locketspace Hair & Makeup: me
🍂this beauty. #firstlook
Ok, I’ll share one! 😆 loving the pose, the mood, the styling...and I guess the makeup and hair are cool, too. ☺️
Photography/Styling | @reesephotog 
Model | @jadynherbst 
Location | @locketspace 
Hair & Makeup | me
Ok, I’ll share one! 😆 loving the pose, the mood, the styling...and I guess the makeup and hair are cool, too. ☺️ Photography/Styling | @reesephotog Model | @jadynherbst Location | @locketspace Hair & Makeup | me
Isn’t she stunning?! Beautiful Hartley, for her bridal trial today. 
Skin is @maccosmetics softening toner & strobe cream; @beccacosmetics backlit primer; @ctilburymakeup foundation & @narsissist radiant concealer. @hourglasscosmetics ambient powder for the glow; @narsissist diffused bronzer. Lips are @maccosmetics liquid lipstick in Unchanging and lip liner in Staunchly Stylish. Blush and shadows are a million different things, ha! Love this look and her incredible (natural!) lashes!
Isn’t she stunning?! Beautiful Hartley, for her bridal trial today. Skin is @maccosmetics softening toner & strobe cream; @beccacosmetics backlit primer; @ctilburymakeup foundation & @narsissist radiant concealer. @hourglasscosmetics ambient powder for the glow; @narsissist diffused bronzer. Lips are @maccosmetics liquid lipstick in Unchanging and lip liner in Staunchly Stylish. Blush and shadows are a million different things, ha! Love this look and her incredible (natural!) lashes!
Im so proud of this girl! She is such a natural, even though it was her first time modeling and had some nerves. Thank you, @reesephotog for taking these photos today! 
Makeup & Hair: @irisandgold 
Model: @jadynherbst 
Location: @locketspace 
Photographers, agencies, look out! @heffnermanagement @smgmodels @tcmmodels @imgmodels @wilhelminamodels !!
Im so proud of this girl! She is such a natural, even though it was her first time modeling and had some nerves. Thank you, @reesephotog for taking these photos today! Makeup & Hair: @irisandgold Model: @jadynherbst Location: @locketspace Photographers, agencies, look out! @heffnermanagement @smgmodels @tcmmodels @imgmodels @wilhelminamodels !!
Prepping my niece for her first test shoot today! I used the @limecrimemakeup Venus II palette and a little bit of @anastasiabeverlyhills Renaissance palette on her eyes; @chanelofficial, @narsissist, and @coverfx on her skin; @gressaskin lip boost in Bella on her lips; and @urbandecaycosmetics blush in Video. Excited to share some #bts soon...
Prepping my niece for her first test shoot today! I used the @limecrimemakeup Venus II palette and a little bit of @anastasiabeverlyhills Renaissance palette on her eyes; @chanelofficial, @narsissist, and @coverfx on her skin; @gressaskin lip boost in Bella on her lips; and @urbandecaycosmetics blush in Video. Excited to share some #bts  soon...
Sometimes you smudge black liner on the bottom lid, throw on some @maccosmetics strobe cream and that's the magic of makeup. It's there to bring life to a story, make an emphatic statement or gently whisper one. This is my fourth shoot with @jessalinbeutlerline, and I'm always honored and excited to translate what they want to say, even with just a touch of makeup. 
Photograph|| @karamercer.co / @_karamercer 
Clothing|| @jessalinbeutler 
Model|| @humbow
Hair & Makeup|| @irisandgold ~SS18 Look Book~
Sometimes you smudge black liner on the bottom lid, throw on some @maccosmetics strobe cream and that's the magic of makeup. It's there to bring life to a story, make an emphatic statement or gently whisper one. This is my fourth shoot with @jessalinbeutlerline, and I'm always honored and excited to translate what they want to say, even with just a touch of makeup. Photograph|| @karamercer.co / @_karamercer Clothing|| @jessalinbeutler Model|| @humbow Hair & Makeup|| @irisandgold ~SS18 Look Book~