New Werk ! Vogue Arabia

Cheers to Jack Waterlot, my genius friend and mastermind behind these images.  Leave it to him to curate the actual dream team that made this shoot possible, from the perfect hair, face, and wardrobe, to the fantastic location.  Thank you for including me in this top notch line up with none other than classic black almond shaped nails.  We were feeling fancy so I used Chanel le vernis of course, Gris Obscur to be exact.

<3

photographer: JACK WATERLOT

hair: DENNIS GOTS

makeup: VAL GHERMAN

fashion editor: DEBORAH AFSHANI

model: AMILNA ESTEVAO

nails: DESTINEE HANDLY

xx

Miss Handly


New Werk ! LUCY’S Magazine

What a treat to create some minimalistic nail art with this all female creative team under the direction of the mighty talented and super fine Paris Helena for LUCY’S Magazine. 

Check out the full beauty editorial HERE.

Shout outs to the fabulous ladies behind these images <3

photographer: PARIS HELENA

hair: MARLEY GONZALES @ REX AGENCY

makeup: TAMI SHIREY

model: DARINA PILINA




Cosmoprof Asia 2017

Wow, it is hard to wrap my mind around the fact that it has been a whole year since my first journey to Cosmoprof Asia in Hong Kong.  I was beyond thrilled to return again as one of the conventions official beauty bloggers this year! Drawing from my experience as a hair model with Wella, Sebastian, and Clairol for the past 7 years, this year my focus was hair and Cosmoprof brought in the very talented Hana 4 from Tokyo to cover nails. However I couldn’t keep myself from being a bit cheeky and actually encorperated hair into my nail art look for the convention this year.  After the wildly fabulous and wonderful Gabriel Samra lightened up my locks with Clairol Kaleidocolors, I convinced nail boss and House of Polish founder Robert Nguyen to inlay some of my freshly cut hair into gel designs on my nails. This process and looks can be peeped in a lil youtube video I cut together HERE or at the end of this post ;-)

For two days I spent time with some of my favorite brands and discovered some new ones that found their way into my top picks for the convention. On the first day I challenged the head of education at Babybliss Pro to give me a 10 minute updo using nothing but bobbypins and their signature Miracurl Defining Spray. I actually slept in that updo and then visited my friends at Amika to tame my messy mane into some sleek locks using their Obliphica Ceramic Flat Iron and Heat Defense Serum, finished with one of my new favorite products, the new Amika 001 hair fragrance.  Check these looks out a quick & snazzy youtube video HERE or down below.

For my top picks it was rough but I covered everything from hair care to hair removal.  I’ve also included some photos of my favorite brands, products, and moments from the show in a nifty little grid below.  Best part is that most of these are available to buy online, gotta love the internet! 

Click each product for more info!

TOP PICKS !

xx

Miss Handly

p.s. 

Make sure to watch the videos in at least 720p quality ;-) 

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