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Desert Dreaming.

Saturday, June 24th, 2017


Welcome to the NEW website. You may have noticed I’ve been silent. This website needed to be updated and that took some time. I’m back! Check out all of the updates. Speaking of which- I’ve updated my LIFE. I have relocated to the desert for work and I have fallen in love with the energy, architecture and the entire landscape here. I’m currently creating the flow and the foundation for a truly beautiful experience here. I am offering all of my skin therapy services here in Palm Springs so make an appointment to see me if you’re coming out! If you need a makeup session book that too!
I look forward to hearing from you!


Thursday, August 13th, 2015


I love my Tatcha blotting papers.

From my Instagram….

Actress Daniella Alonso for the cover of Most Magazine.

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015


Makeup by me!

Natural Mascara Round Up at The Tao of Dana!

Sunday, November 9th, 2014


Click here to read this article at The Tao of Dana

High performance, chemical free, natural mascara continues to be a top product request from my clients so I wanted to present a few truly outstanding, all natural mascaras that I’ve recently discovered…


Lily Lolo Mineral Cosmetics Natural Mascara

Lily Lolo is a U.K mineral makeup line with a highly touted natural mascara that is getting rave reviews for creating long, thick, smudge and flake proof lashes. This mascara is also vegan.


Simple Beauty Minerals Ultimate Healthy Mascara

Simple Beauty Minerals has a great mineral makeup line. I’m really impressed by this mascara. It’s super nourishing, thickening and lengthening, with a true black formula. Something else amazing about this mascara- it smells beautiful. Like Blackberry jam! It’s also vegan.

The Organic Pharmacy Organic Glam Natural Mascara

Amazing wand. Ultimate lash saturation. All natural ingredients- 60% organic formulation. Lengthens, curls and conditions lashes with beeswax, organic aloe and Vitamins A, C and E.

Kevin Murphy Angel Wash, Angel Rinse & Angel Masque. Showing my hair some love.

Friday, August 8th, 2014



This trio is doing magical things for my hair. Kevin Murphy creates some of my favorite products for my professional kit that I can’t live without. This trio is my at home “must have” hair repair right now and I couldn’t be more grateful. I just got my hair brightened by my friend Gilbert Muniz.

Essie All In One.

Friday, June 27th, 2014


This keeps my nails stain free from daily polish use. A new favorite. I love Essie polishes and appreciate that their polishes are DBP, Toluene and Formaldehyde free.

Laura Vandervoort for PETA.

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

This is my absolute favorite PETA campaign that I have worked on yet. Laura was underwater for a lot longer then anyone anticipated and I have Colorescience, Tarte, Make Up For Ever and OCC Cosmetics to thank for the waterproof beauty. Makeup by me. Photography by Robert Sebree. Hair by Gilbert Muniz.


My Perennial Nail Color Favorite….

Thursday, March 27th, 2014


Essie “Ballet Slippers”….I wear this shade for all of my on-camera makeup demonstrations and interviews because it makes nails look so classic and clean. My all time favorite!


Monday, March 10th, 2014


….My dear friend Stephen and I toasting to friendship at Gracias Madre in West Hollywood.

Many people I know lead incredibly full, busy, somewhat crazy lives. In my world, where a 12 hour day on set is not uncommon, it can be difficult to make plans and see loved ones. All of us get intensely focused in our lives and sometimes take for granted the beauty of human connection. I’m talking about good friends. Catch up. Check in. Don’t lose the love. Respect everyone’s time but know that those that are meant to be in your life- want to be there. They will make the time. These are the ones that no matter how long it’s been since you’ve been able to get together are the ones that when you finally are able to get together and sit at that table again- it’s as if you’ve never left….

It’s not too late! Gift collections not to be missed….

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

If you missed my series of holiday posts at The Tao of Dana here is a link to start at the beginning and check out what made my lists. It’s not too late to still pick up some of these fantastic gift set collections. Enjoy!