5 Favorite Lip Products to Try

I'm obsessed with a good lipstick and I thought I'd share my current top five! I use them for a variety of different reasons, because I am a firm believer that a girl can NEVER have too many good lipsticks! Maybelline Shine Compulsion Lipstick This lipstick feels amazing! I use the dark magenta color and lightly dab it on my lips for a stain like look and some moisture when I want a no-makeup look. Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lipstick For a long wearing ...

Is This Mascara Your New Must-Have?!

I absolutely love trying new mascaras, so when I was sent this mascara from Avon I was so excited. I instantly fell in LOVE, which is fitting given it's name - LOVE at 1st Lash! Here's my mascara review so you know why it's probably a must-have for your makeup bag. Pros: I loved the results of this mascara from the initial coat. You can get a wonderful fluffy, natural look or build it for more volume. I like both options. Here ...

How to Look Amazing at Homecoming

Homecoming is just around the corner for many of you. Whether you are doing your own makeup for homecoming or having someone do it for you in Arizona, it is always good to have some ideas. Here are so of my favorite tips and inspiration to guide you. SMOKEY EYES If you want a smokey eye look, try avoiding grey tones because they tend to look harsh against the skin. For the look above, I used the FOXY FLEKK palette. It's a really ...

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 ...