About Sabrina and The Beauty Look Book
Hello! Welcome to The Beauty Look Book blog! I started The Beauty Look Book in 2009 while I was in grad school as a way for me to feature photographs and reviews of high-end luxury beauty brands that I fell in love with. This blog has evolved to include swatches, detailed product comparisons and reviews of beauty products to help feature what's new and what I love in beauty. By day, I currently work full-time as a finance and market analyst for a Fortune 500 Company in Southern California. My blog is my second job/hobby where I share what I love in pictures and reviews on things I love in home, beauty and fashion. For more about me, you can read a few interviews on Feather Factor and Makeup and Beauty Blog.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can we follow you?
What's your skintone?
I have medium-toned olive skin. My favorite foundation was Chanel Shell Teint Innocence (sometimes Beige in the summer). Since it was discontinued I've fallen in love with Dolce and Gabbana Warm 100 Powder Foundation, Tom Ford Foundation Stick #5 Natural and still am a huge fan of most Chanel foundations (usually B30).
What kind of camera do you use?
Since the start of my blog I've used three cameras. From the date I started until May 2013, I used a Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-N1 Carl Zeiss 8.1 Mega Pixel digital camera. It was given to me as a gift in 2005. Starting 2011 some photographs were taken with an iPhone 4S and 5S. This year I invested in a more professional camera, in May of 2013, I started shooting photos with a Sony NEX6. I don't have any professional training in photography, editing or graphic design although I do try to take photos as accurate as I possibly can.
Top: Sony NEX6, Bottom: Cyber-Shot Carl Zeiss DSC-N1
Where else do you post?
I am a member of The Purse Forum (Lina), Makeupalley (Lina) and Specktra.net (Sabrilina). I am also on Twitter @BeautyLookBook and Instagram @BeautyLookBook, you can also find me on Bloglovin: The Beauty Look Book. As of late May 2013, I started a new lifestyle blog called Styled Notes.
What are your favorite brands? Holy grail items?
My tastes are constantly evolving. As I transitioned from my late 20's to early 30's I've grown to love more dramatic colors although I still go for what's natural and classic with a modern twist. Working in a conservative corporate enviornment puts some restrictions on me for what is work-appropriate (having to meet regularly with all levels of management, customers, delivering presentations and reports). My favorite brands right now include:
- For cosmetics and color: Chanel, Tom Ford, Dolce & Gabbana, Edward Bess
- For skincare: a mix of SK-II, Koh Gen Do, Chanel
- For body care: L'Occitane, Neutrogena
- For fragrance: L'Artisan, Frederic Malle and Diptyque
You can contact me via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org (I still check my other address, email@example.com). Thank you so much for visiting my blog! I hope you find helpful tips and reviews and leave feeling inspired!