Letter to the New and Up-And-Coming MUAs of the World

So, you want to be a makeup artist? I was asked by a sweet friend to take some time with a talented up-and-comer, a young lady who loves makeup and wants to make it her full-time love interest, and profession. I get lots of questions from others about how to get started too. I am…

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Top 5 Post-Prom Lessons

If you have wondered where I have been…well, it has been prom season, or shall I say “Prahm Season.” Although I have done many prom seasons, this one was remarkable and I learned lots. Here a few of the things I absolutely loved learning from Prom 2015: 4 or less. Period. A few times this…

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What the “Huzz” Is All About!

So many of you have asked via social media about some congratulatory comments made on my timeline, and then a few made by me (calling Stephen “The Huzz”). Well, you guessed it! I did it; I got married…again. It seems to be a joke in my circle of friends that I have made such poor choices with…

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One Shoot, Three Looks

Hey Y’all! I am not much for bragging, but it is truly hard not to when you have friends and beautiful as this girl! This is my precious friend, Melissa. I have known her for several years, and met her during a hockey season our sons shared on a common team. After much chatter, I…

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Hair and Makeup: In the Beginning

He will probably die soon. My Dad, that is. As I write, he is in a hospital with his life supported by machines, and has been for several weeks. His body is in shock from renal failure and there is nothing I can do to stop what is happening inside his war-torn skin. I pray…

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Basic Base: Foundation Tips

I get a few questions over and over. The most popular question is how to get a flawless face. There is something about great skin that sets a great canvas for anything else you artfully place on top. The answer to this simple question can be summed up with a few simple factors: Clear Canvas, Beautiful…

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Me and My Little Instagram

I learned about Instagram from my teen son. Seriously. Once I figured out how to use it, I was hooked – for completely different reasons than my little boy. I was completely inspired! As such, I would like to share a few of my favorites; some mainstream, some not. Each of these accounts serves to…

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Words of Wisdom to My Younger Self

As I spent time with some sweet mothers and daughters last weekend, I thought a lot about my own daughter. I thought about things that I wanted her to know – things I wish I had known. So here are a few little things from my heart to my younger me. Maybe they are for you too. You are…

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On Being Basic

 “She is so basic.” Why has being “Basic” become an insult? Lately, I have heard it hurled around like a member of the profanity family. While, the media over-complicates beauty to muddle up classic aesthetics. Let me tell you…Being beautiful is simple, basic.  Basic Skin Care Squeaky clean skin that glows from the inside will…

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