Pop of Bronze | Redhead Friendly Eyeshadow Tutorial

  This week it's been so lovely in California.  I found myself driving home from a photo shoot in the late afternoon sunshine and just reflecting on all the things we don't expect in our lives that end up being so wonderful. Never ever growing up in (the also beautiful but sometimes cold) upstate NY did I picture myself ...

Individual Lashes Are EVERYTHING.

  Individual lashes are one of my all time favorite beauty tricks.  They make me feel instantly better.  Once, I was watching football at with my friends and felt SO tired and looked tired.  I left the restaurant, went out to my car, put on individual lashes and came back in.  Insane?  Yes.  But those lashes made ...

Makeup For Red Lipstick Days

This is a question I get alot.  How do I wear red lipstick?  Or more often, people will tell me they feel like they look like a kid who found her mom's makeup drawer when they wear red (or bright) lipstick. But, hey, who's your gal who's always got a beauty trick up her sleeve?  ME!  ...

Basic Eye Makeup For Non-Basic Ladies

One thing about "natural makeup" that I have learned by trial-and-error, SIGH, is that it's actually better to wear a little bit more shadow, in neutral colors.  Wearing less makeup actually made me look more tired, instead of fresh and natural, AS PLANNED. For this post, I'm using the Stila "In The Light" palette, which is ...

How To Fix A Broken Compact

How to fix a broken heart: complicated. How to fix a broken compact:  a couple of drops of 70% rubbing alcohol. Yep, it's that simple.  Don't toss a broken compact! Seriously, easiest fix ever. What you'll need: - 70% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol - Plastic Wrap - Knife or spoon - Q-tip for edge clean-up How to Fix: 1.  Place a couple of drops of alcohol ...

The Black/Brown Matte Smokey Eye Combo

Ok.  Ok.  Ok.  This is a new favorite eye look of mine.  It really makes your eyes pop.  I love it for night, I love it done softly for daytime, I love it I love it I love it. **Brown & Black Smokey Eye** <-- Video What you'll need: -Brushes: 1.  Crease 2.  Lid 3.  Liner 4.  Smaller Blending 5. Larger Blending -Shadows, all ...

How to do a Cat Eye Liner: A Tutorial FOR YOU MINXES

The Cat Eye.  This look has been around for thousands of years.  Oh, hiiiiii, Cleopatra, wazzz up, girlfriend? When you master the cat eyeliner technique, it is the easiest and fastest look you can do.  In under a minute, it can make you look completely polished and pulled together. Buuuuut, if you don't know how to do ...