5 Tips To Make Your Halloween Makeup Last All Night Long

October is the start of a festive few months in our lives, beginning with Halloween. It's a fun time of the year! So many of us are planning our Halloween makeup, and considering how much time and effort we put into the day, it's important to think about keeping your makeup on your face.  ...more
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How to Get Ready in a Flash and Still Look Amazing

My husband always brags that I get ready quicker than any woman he has ever met. After watching my mom and best friend get ready for a night out, I can see why he said that. I have always boasted about the speedy way I go from undone to dolled up. There are a few techniques I use to help me pull it all together in a flash. Trust me, I have been able to master the art of getting ready and so can you with these helpful tips. ...more

(REVIEW) 3 Amazing Charcoal-Infused Cleansers That Love Your Skin

There’s been a buzz building about charcoal-powder-infused soaps for a while now. You can find charcoal-powder-infused soaps for men, women, babies, and yes, even dogs. The Ancient Egyptians used a messier form than what we use now for cleansing and for healing wounds....more
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Safe, Cruelty Free Makeup at Sephora

Hello, friends!! I hope you're finding this makeup series helpful. I know for myself, I was sort-of putting off researching makeup because I was like "NOOOO IT'S TOO MUCH WORK AND I LIKE MY MAKEUP!!" Buuuuuuttt.... obviously that didn't last, because here we are....more

Makeup Items That Every Woman Must Have in Her Kit

One of the most prized possessions of a woman is her makeup kit. Whether it is a small makeup bag that’s ideal for travel or it is a giant kit with a huge array of products, a makeup kit holds a lot of beauty secrets. How do you get that glow? With a highlighter. How did you make your lashes so long? With falsies. Have you lost some weight? You used a contouring palette. Hence, your makeup kit can have a major impact on how you look on a day-to-day basis. Therefore, there are some items that it should have in order to accomplish this task....more

Drug Store Makeup Favorites

As you all know, I am a MAC junkie.  I usually don’t spend time or money on random products that I see, afraid that no matter how in expensive, they will ultimately be a waste.  That being said, I must admit that I have started to succumb to the appeal of drug store cosmetics ever since I moved right next to my local Target....more
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How to Shop for Foundation

Working as a professional makeup artist for nearly a decade now, I have helped countless clients find their ideal foundation.  Most people seem to be very overwhelmed, which is what prompted me to write this advice blog.  Here are my tips when shopping for a new foundation.1.  Be realistic!  This is the key to success for you and the makeup artist.  Ask yourself some simple questions…....more

Brush Cleaning 101

If you own makeup, you own brushes.  Brushes are an investment, and must be taken care of!  A clean brush works better, and also helps keep your skin clear and free from breakouts.  Brushes need to be cleaned in two ways.  Flash cleaned (every day or every other day- which does not require a lot of time nor water) and deep cleaned.  Depending on how often you use your brushes and what type of product you are using, it is in my opinion that brushes should be deep cleaned (with water, and dried overnight) about once a week, no less than once every two weeks.  The...more