The Power of “No”

“Sure.” “My pleasure.” “Glad to help.” “Yes, I will.” “No problem.” “Of course.” Are you yessing yourself to death? Are you exhausted? Bitter? Tired? Out of time to pursue your goals? This might just be for you (and me!). Advertisements

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Why I think SnapChat Might Save Humanity

No. That was not a trick title with a hook. I seriously think SnapChat (SC) might save humanity. At the very minimum it will add more humanity to the online world.

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Simplifying Beauty, Photography, and Business.

Hair and Makeup. That is how it started. And, I am proud of that. Beginning in the beauty business really taught me a lot about what a client really wants – how the client wants to feel. I learned that any client is really someone you are in a relationship with; you are sharing life…

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To Selfie or Not to Selfie

  There are times when a cell phone photo simply will not do. We all love to be able to regularly update our status with fun shots of the here and now, but there is a time and place where that simply will not do to really communicate with clarity, emotion or fairness. But why?…

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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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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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Makeup Moods – Instantly Adding That Certain Something

We all use photos of ourselves to convey snapshots of moments in our lives, feelings, even sentiment. If you photos are falling flat, the culprit is likely lighting or makeup. I will not address the lighting just yet, but there are some simple makeup fixes that will immediately help. Add some Drama – Vampy, dark…

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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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The Power of Pictures

Pictures are not just photos to stuff in boxes anymore. With the age of the internet and the growing pull of social media, pictures are validation of life; the way we share our moments and hearts with our friends and family. Selfies have become the kisses we blow and the hugs we give. They scream,…

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