Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Oh, How I Love Weddings...

Normally I don't post pictures of clients whose makeup I've done, but I couldn't help it with this one. Janine and I went to high school together and she approached me earlier this year about me doing her hair and makeup for her wedding. They had the sweetest wedding and she makes a beautiful bride!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Fixes For Your Summer Beauty Probz

Fried, chlorinated hair:

As a girl with purple hair, I totally get what it's like to battle with unhealthy hair every day. My go to shampoo and conditioner are Kenra's Clarifying Shampoo and Ion's Effective Hair Care Treatment. The Ion Conditioner runs at $11.79 and Kenra's Shampoo runs at $18.99 a bottle.

Dry skin: 

Let's all admit that dry skin and summer just go together. To get rid of dry, flaking skin, I use a teaspoon of honey on my face and leave it there for about 10 minutes, then I rinse off very thoroughly.


Every year, no matter how much sunscreen I put on, no matter how much I reapply, I always get sunburnt cheeks. With a burn so intense, who would want to even think about putting makeup on for that hot date you have later? I use Young Living Lavender Oil to ease the burn and help redness fade. My sunburns are gone within hours, and the burn is gone immediately. At $22 a bottle, it is well worth the weeks of enduring painful sunburns.

Covering up tan lines-long term fix

In a Birchbox I received last summer, I got the St. Tropez Self Tanning Mousse. At first, I was super skeptical because helloooo self tan? No thank you, I don't particularly feel like being an Oompa Loompa today. But after getting a REALLY bad tan line that I couldn't cover up with makeup, I decided why not? It couldn't be worse than the tan line. I fell in love. This stuff is incredible! Beginning at $18 a bottle for the 50 ml bottle, this stuff is definitely pricey, but if you just leave it for your tan lines, it should be able to last quite some time.

Covering up tan lines-short term fix

Well, crap. You're going out for a night on the town with your significant other in that cute strapless dress, but you have awful tan lines. There's no covering that up quickly, and you leave in 20 minutes! Just pull out you handy-dandy Diorskin Nude Tan Glow or your Anastasia Contour Kit and your good to go! The cheapest on this occasion would definitely be the Contour Kit at $40 with six colors. If you were looking for something that would definitely do the job right no matter what, Dior's Nude Tan is your go-to. At $52, this doesn't run cheap, but you can definitely pop into Sephora and just dab some on if you don't want to spring for it. Nobody will be any wiser, right?

Thursday, July 17, 2014

What's In My Purse?... And How Much Does It All Cost??

Every girl knows that your purse is a magical, mystical wonderland of stuff. The one day you forget something like that tub of body butter you've been holding onto for months and you desperately need it. So why not just keep everything in there always?
These are the basics that are constantly in my purse:

My purse! A cute little Betsy Johnson from Ross-$39.99
My wallet- From Charming Charlie's- $26
Sunglasses- From Target- $16.99
My ID, emergency cash, gift cards to that weird froyo place down the street- $79
Keys- Over $160 to replace
Business cards- $2.30 from Vistaprint
Coconut Water- $0.23 
Cherry fruit strip- $0.20
Bag containing my Young Living Oils- From Target- $6.99
All of my YL Oils-Over $400

Whatever random book I'm reading at the time- $10.99
My Benefit rewards purse-Free
Rimmel Nail Filer-$1.99
Rimmel Polish- $4.99
Lorac Pro To Go-$38
Elizabeth And James Perfume Roll On- 250 Sephora Points(free)
Ulta Powder- $12
Beauty Blender- $19.99
NYX concealer-$6
NYX Matte Lippie- $6.99
Eyeko Mascara- $9.99 

 That brings the grand total of things in my purse to a whopping $882.63! That's an incredible amount of investment put just in the things I carry around all day! There are some things not even pictured like my iPhone which is worth $600 alone or my digital camera which is worth $250! So what do you carry in your handbag every day?

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Trouble In Paradise"

If you aren't following depechegurl on Instagram, I highly recommend that each of you should! She did this look earlier this week, and I fell madly in love, so I decided to try it out for myself! I used a few different products then she did, but the product list is below for those of you who want to know!


Lorac Porefection Foundation
Nyx Under Eye Concealer
ELF Tone Correcting Powder
Anastasia Dipbrow in Chocolate
Anastasia Contour Kit
Coastal Scents Blush Palette
Coastal Scents 252 Color Palette
Nail Rock's Green Sequin Glitter Set
Lorac Primer
Milk Pencil by NYX
OCC Lip Tar in Pool Boy 
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Bronze Beauty FOTD!

I used five very simple products for this look and you can use the same to achieve it!

Novablush Concealer
Anastasia Contour Kit
Anastasia Dipbrow
Lorac Pro 2 Palette
Novablush Lipstick in Coral Bliss

This is my current go to look for summer and it takes me all of five minutes! I'll be posting a tutorial very soon!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Was getting ready for a date when...


Product List:
Novablush Foundation, concealer, lipstick, and setting powder
Lorac Pro 1 and 2
Anastasia Dipbrow in Chocolate
Tarte Mattenificent Palette
Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara