Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Girly Girl!!

I'm loving Bethany's gift ideas for the hostess mom!!  Her gift ideas have inspired me to invite a few friends over and have a party! If you are a girly girl, then you are somewhat like me - you love all things pink and like being spoiled. I hope your Mother's Day is filled with joy, pampering, and a few of these amazing gift ideas. Nail Polish and Manicure Set It's not secret that I'm in love with this nail polish. It ...

Why Strobing is SO Much Better Than Contouring!

I'm the first to admit I've never been the hugest fan of the contouring trend. Sure contouring is awesome in a controlled light setting. I also love to subtly shape the face with matte bronzer - my version of contouring. I've been doing this for years, before contouring was even main stream. Now thanks to social media, there are constant videos of people contouring their faces and everyone wants in on the action. Here is the problem. Contouring requires heavy makeup. ...

More Eye Concealer Tips on Arizona Midday

If there's one part of makeup women get frustrated with, it is under eye concealer. There are so many options to choose from, how do you pick the right one? Even more, where do you apply it? I broke it down for you on my segment with Arizona Midday. Two Part Process During the demonstration, I mentioned eye concealer being a two-step process for me. First, I brighten and highlight certain areas of the eye with a product that illuminates. My personal favorite ...

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 ...

Q&A With Charlie Riddle, Head of Artistry for Jane Cosmetics

Jane Cosmetics is truly a unique cosmetics company, with a mission to and teach others to be kind. I LOVE THIS! I think it is amazing to see a makeup brand focus not only on enhancing the outside features of the face, but also what is on the inside. Because at the end of the day, both of those things make us pretty. So when I had the chance to interview Jane's Head of Artistry, Charlie Riddle, I jumped at the ...

This Nail Polish is Practically Magic!

I've been raving about this nail polish for a good week on my Instagram Stories, so I thought it was time to tell you more about it here. The nail polish does NOT need a base coat to work. You simply apply this top coat once you are finished. WHAT I LOVED: It lasted for me. As I'm writing this, I am on day five and my nails still look perfect. This doesn't even happen to me with gel nails. It's ...

Spring Trends on Arizona Midday – All the Product Information You Need!

How fun was the spring trends segment on Arizona Midday?! If you didn't get to see it, you can view it below. During this segment, I highlighted some of the top makeup trends for spring, including metallic eyeshadows, brows, non touring, and highlight/strobbing.   Here are the main products I featured: Metallic Eyeshadows stila glitter and glow liquid eyeshadows Brows stila brow pen - my personal favorite lancome les sourcils definis - a great alternative to the pen for defining the brow lancome sourcils styler ...

Take Your Look From Day to Night in Under 5 Minutes!

Getting ready for a night out can seem daunting, especially when you have little kids running around or are busy from a long day at work. Fortunately, it doesn't have to take forever to amp your day look up to something a little more dressy for night. This is an everyday look for me - t-shirt and jeans. I love the ease, comfort, and style that these pieces offer. When I'm going out at night, I usually like to look a little better in ...

Get This Spring Look AND Learn Why Glitter is for EVERYONE!

I've been using refined glitter eyeshadows for years. I LOVE them. They make the eyes pop in pictures, they brighten, and they can give you that metallic look that is super on trend right now. When most people hear glitter, I think they get scared and assume you are applying craft glitter all over your face. This is NOT the case. The glitter in most makeup, particularly eyeshadows, is usually very refined, and it gives the eyes a nice sparkle. You ...

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things…

I have favorite products that will probably never change, including stila's brow pen and laura mercier's concealer. However, I fall in love with new things all the time. My list of favorite things grows or changes with time. Here are some of my current obsessions. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadows. I love to layer them on top of eyeshadow with my fingers. I also noticed that a makeup artist I worked with in LA used them for the Oscars. A High Quality Matte Shadow ...