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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Client Composite

These are some of my clients. Before I ooze my blessing on you, and shine all of my buttons before you, let me brag on some of the most precious gifts I have been given (outside of my salvation and my family). Most of you know that for a long while I have been a…

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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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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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Beautiful Hair Basics

When taking photographs, it is striking how much hair adds warmth and interest to the photo. I believe that hair makes or breaks the quality of photos. That caveat to that is, hair must be no-fuss and not take over the shot, unless it is the focus (or editorial – purposefully dramatic). Especially when using natural…

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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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Welcome Friends

If you came over from http://www.thatbasicchic.wordpress.com THANK YOU (and I am sorry for the little blip). You made it to the right place. *Sharing my humanity and failing forward* This is just a little welcome to tell you that I am glad you dropped by. I will be busy posting content, but until I have…

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