Everyday Makeup Routine Tutorial

Everyday Makeup Routine Tutorial

Can I get a Hallelujah?!  I finally....FINALLY.... got my first YouTube video published and it feels so..... scary, for lack of a better term.  It also feels like a huge weight off my shoulders and for that I am relieved!  To be completely honest, I recorded the original makeup tutorial in July.  Yes, July!  Embarrassingly [...]

All About the Eyes

All About the Eyes

While it’s never too late to start, it’s really best to start using anti-aging products well before the signs of wrinkles or aging skin even show up! Though I try my best to stay on top of preventative skin maintenance, the one thing I wish I would have taken up sooner is the use of anti-aging [...]

My LipSense Product Review

My LipSense Product Review

I love the look of lipstick, but I must be honest when I say it's not a huge part of my everyday makeup routine.  I am perfectly fine with just wearing a gloss or lightly tinted lip balm, but lately I've found myself more and more interested.  I have to admit, I'm lazy with lipstick. [...]

My not-so-secret “beauty secret”; I wash my face with Dove soap

My not-so-secret “beauty secret”; I wash my face with Dove soap

About 3 years ago, I was getting a pedicure and I couldn't help but notice how perfect and flawless the technician's skin was.  His (yes, it was a gay guy) complexion and makeup application was better than any woman's makeup I had ever had the pleasure of viewing so close up.  I just couldn't help [...]

August Beauty Favorites

August Beauty Favorites

August is here and it's time to share this month's beauty favorites!  Yes to Tomatoes Clear Skin Charcoal Mud Mask- Smells great and leaves my skin smooth, even, and hydrated.  I use this mask once a week right before I take a shower.  It helps control oil and removes impurities.  Great product for a great [...]

2 Lipsticks I Can’t Stop Wearing

2 Lipsticks I Can’t Stop Wearing

A month or so ago, I decided to freshen up my look with some new lipstick colors.  For me, the easiest and fastest way to switch up my everyday makeup routine is to incorporate a a new lipstick or two into the mix. I have to admit though that I'm not usually one to wear [...]

Makeup Talk: Drugstore vs. Designer

Makeup Talk: Drugstore vs. Designer

Makeup is makeup, no matter the price tag.  If the application is flawless, does it really matter how much it costs? Something to think about: A company like L’Oreal, who is is the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty organization, will put out similar products in different packaging for you to consume depending on your budget. [...]

How I trim my side-swept bangs

How I trim my side-swept bangs

Ok, so that's a really terrible and scary shot of me about to trim my own hair, but the reality of it is that it can be scary to cut your own hair, especially when you have no cosmetology training whatsoever which is why it's best to leave it to the professionals!  Now, I'm not [...]

Natural, Full Eyebrows

Natural, Full Eyebrows

Eyebrows are the frame of our face!  Trust me, you just need them!  They're the finishing touch to everyone's face. See what I mean?  Like any beauty trend, eyebrows have gone through a number of phases.  First they were bushy, then everyone went through a hairless phase (put the tweezers down please!), and most recently, [...]

July Beauty Favorites

July Beauty Favorites

Follow my blog with Bloglovin  July is here and that means it's time to share my picks for this month's beauty favorites! Click the items listed below to Shop my Favorites! Living Proof Full Dry Volume Blast My hair is naturally fine and straight and shall I say.... limp.  It always needs a little pick-me-up [...]

Summer Nails- My Top 3 Go-To Summer Colors

Summer Nails-  My Top 3 Go-To Summer Colors

I have to admit, I'm really intimidated by all the colors in the nail polish aisle.  I get a little anxious while staring at the wall of endless colors....there's just so many!  I always find myself thinking, "I like this color, but I already have one that's really similar to it."   I have recently [...]

5 face washing mistakes you might be making 

5 face washing mistakes you might be making 

So you think your doing all the "right" things to maintain a clear completion?  Are you sure?  Here's a list of the top 5 mistakes you might be making. Not using a cleaner that's right for your skin type.  Do your research.  Skin care is not a one type fits all. Missing spots!  Forgetting to [...]

Face Mask Friday! Mask Time = ME Time

Face Mask Friday! Mask Time = ME Time

BOO!  Did I scare you?  I sure scare my kids every time I wear my sheet masks! Let’s be honest, being a woman isn’t easy. It’s a continual struggle to keep up with the ever-growing list of self-care and beauty regimens- Eyebrow grooming, haircuts, hair color, nails, and shaving/waxing to name a few.  But in [...]

Lovin’ Lately

Lovin’ Lately

Here's a few of the items I've got my eye on or am currently using. ONE       TWO      THREE      FOUR      FIVE      SIX      SEVEN      EIGHT      NINE shift dress- love the lace detail and how light and comfortable this looks Stainless steel travel coffee mug- been using this nearly everyday since I got it.  Perfect for drinking [...]

Undone Waves for Short Hair; a Step-by-Step Pictorial

Undone Waves for Short Hair; a Step-by-Step Pictorial

I get lots of likes and comments on my current hairstyle and was most recently asked to do a tutorial. While I would love to film a tutorial, I find it very hard to dry and style my hair all in one, uninterrupted setting thanks to my kids ;).  So, after an off and on debate, [...]

JUNE Beauty Favorites

JUNE Beauty Favorites

I've decided to start sharing a monthly list of my favorite beauty products. Each month I will showcase 5 or 6 of my favorite masks, lipsticks, moisturizers, nail polishes, hair products, and/or fragrances.   This month I accidentally chose to share all face products but I will try to share a variety in the months ahead. [...]

My stay-at-home must have’s

My stay-at-home must have’s

My ideal Saturday or Sunday is a 'staycation' at home with no plans whatsoever....  No alarm. No chores. No need to shower or get ready in a hurry. I often dream of the day when I can sleep in, drink my entire cup of coffee while it's actually hot, make breakfast and eat it in one [...]

Summer Date Night Look

Summer Date Night Look

Summer date nights are the best! Am I right!?! I LOVE patio dining and there is no better way to take advantage of the gorgeous weather than dining outdoors. My typical date night attire is generally nothing too fancy.  In all honesty, I usually just wear the same top I'd had on all day (if it doesn't [...]

My Favorite Drugstore Makeup Products

My Favorite Drugstore Makeup Products

It's so easy to be swayed by the popular, alluring displays and flashy designer-brand makeup advertising.  Who doesn't want a flawless appearance like the famous faces representing high-end designer products?  Believe me when I say, you can achieve a similar (nearly exact) look using drugstore products at a fraction of the cost.   All of the products [...]

“No Makeup” Makeup Look

“No Makeup” Makeup Look

There are days when you want your makeup to look effortless and natural.  The "no makeup" makeup look is great for when you don't want to put on much makeup, yet look like a natural beauty.  This look actually enhances your natural beauty, rather than hiding it under layers of makeup. As much as I [...]