3 Beauty Trends the Everyday Women Should Avoid

I'm a huge believer that makeup should suit your lifestyle and needs. So I often get frustrated with many online beauty trends that look so amazing on Instagram or  in a makeup ad. However, they simply are not applicable for real life. If you're reading this, you have probably tried some of the makeup trends I'm talking about only to feel frustrated. "Why don't I look like that girl in the picture? I'm using the same product she is using." This is ...

5 Tips for Adding Volume to Fine Hair

This post is sponsored by Dove Hair Care but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. I have really fine hair and it's hard to make it look full and healthy. When I tried Dove's Thickening Ritual Shampoo, Thickening Ritual Conditioner, and the Volume and Fullness Dry Shampoo, I was immediately in love with the results. You will love the smell and the awesome price point of these products! Tips for Amazing Volume With Fine Hair Volume isn't something that comes ...

Makeup Artistry Bootcamp – Round Two!

I am super excited to announce round two of my week long Makeup Artistry Bootcamp. This is a great program for anyone interested in working as a makeup artist or for someone who wants to gain more knowledge about makeup. The program will cover an extensive introduction to makeup application and makeup products. The course will be held during the following dates and times: June 11-15 2 to 3 hours each morning (depending on class size) **The times for the classes will be ...

Tinted Moisturizers and BB Creams for Summer

Tinted moisturizers and BB creams are ideal for Arizona's hot summer days and nights. They are lightweight and easy to apply. Even better, they contain sunscreen to protect your skin. I love that many of them provide amazing coverage but look very natural on the face. These are the ones I highlighted on AZ Midday: Dr. Jart BB Cream. This was the first BB cream to be sold at Sephora. It's amazingly lightweight, has a high SPF, contains amino-peptides for anti-aging, and ...

Having Trouble With Your Mascara? Here’s Why…

People always ask me, what's your favorite mascara? The real question to ask, is what mascara should I be using - because there are so many good ones out there. This mascara is the most popular mascara in the United States, while this one is the most popular mascara worldwide. I'm kind of partial to the one that is most popular worldwide, but it's price-tag might be the reason it's a little better. The popularity of this mascara does not mean you need ...

5 Tips for Dry Skin

When you have dry skin, makeup is often a little more challenging. Why? Things just don't seem to blend as easily as they do when you have a balanced complexion. So what can you do about it? Here are a few tips to help you battle your dry skin. 1 - Use the Right Products One of the most important things you can do for dry skin is to use the right products. The popular matte foundations sound wonderful, until you try to ...

Valentine’s Day Makeup on AZ Midday!

Are you excited for Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day? I am! And I have some of my favorite makeup products for you to use for the special day. Here are the ones I shared on Arizona Midday.   Laura Mercier Radiance Primer. This is in my top 10 for instantly improving dry, dull skin. It's amazing, and I'm not a big primer person. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. Great for hydrated, healthy, natural looking skin. Stila Liquid Lipsticks. I wear the matte ones daily, but they ...

Pink and Red Lipsticks for Valentine’s Day

I'm so glad Valentine's Day is around the corner and my bright pink lipstick that I wear daily will be even more appropriate.  In fact, I might even go brighter just for fun. I personally am not as much of a red lipstick lover, but I do love it on others. If you've been wanting to try it, Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity. Check out the following list of pinks and reds in a variety of shades - some more ...

Put Your Best Face Forward This Year

  I love, love, love seeing so many women taking time for themselves and their beauty routine in 2018. It's a great way to boost your self-esteem and ensure that you look and feel your best. A beauty related goal can seem challenging if your other goals involve saving money or adopting a less is more mentality. Luckily, Neutrogena has a lot of great products that won't break the bank and will still help you feel amazing. When You Need a Pick ...

18 Products You Should Buy in 2018

I know your New Year's Resolutions are to lose weight, eat better, save money, etc. But what about a Resolution to look better?? We all need that? Don't you agree. Here's some of my favorite, must-have beauty products that can help you do this. 1 - Lancome Definicils Mascara. I've tried a lot of mascaras and I get why this is a favorite. It's awesome. Definitely not a must if you are obsessed with volume, but it coats easily, looks good, ...