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A look inside my purse, and inside my past

February 9, 2013

On the heels of my first televised interview describing how I made my way from my previous career as a social worker to the world of makeup, I thought it fitting to share with you this bit of my back story… as well as what I’m currently carrying in my own personal makeup bag, as I told it to Sarah Howard, of beautybanter.com. 

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go after what you want. what’s stopping you?

February 6, 2013

Perhaps the most difficult part in pursuing a goal lies in the first step: identifying it.  This post isn’t about the makeup products I used to create a smoky eye on the talented and beautiful Amanda Seyfried before she walked the red carpet…

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The gorgeous Isla Fisher at the Golden Globes last night!

January 14, 2013

I love doing makeup on a fellow red head, particularly when I like their personality as much as I like Isla’s. Instead of doing her normal smokey eye and nude lip, we switched it up a bit and went for it with a bold lip color. Just look at how radiant she is! Literally this woman is glowing!

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in my bedroom: my night stand products feature #2

January 12, 2013

Welcome to my night stand arsenal of products to combat the emotional and physical winter time blues. Find out what I mean inside.

 

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show the world that less is more: super basic makeup 101.

December 24, 2012

The #1 request I get from women is to teach them how to do a natural looking makeup application. Here’s one of my favorites, on one of my favorite faces: Mini Anden.

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Scrubbing

December 8, 2012

I love the feel of a good scrub. Whether it’s my feet, my elbows, my scalp, or a very gentle exfoliation on my face, I’m into it. These are my current shower-time favorites that I’ve been enjoying since late summer. Their scents help me wake up in the morning and say goodbye to the day in the evening, and they keep my skin smooth and silky. Plus, there’s not one unnatural ingredient in the lot.

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wear a bold holiday lip like Eugenia

November 24, 2012

I count this timeless beauty, model, attorney, farm and restaurant owner – Ms Eugenia Silva – among my favorite faces to paint on, and as a wonderful friend. We’ve shared a lot over the years we’ve known each other, including a love for the best products. Luckily for me, she’s as excited by the green beauty industry as i am!

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How I created Gwyneth’s red carpet sizzle-y navy/gray/black smudgy eye

November 15, 2012

This is one of the most beautiful, simple yet impactful ways to make sure your eyes steal the show. 

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Mutual aid is not charity. we have to help each other, hurricane or not.

November 11, 2012

I’ve been trying to find the beauty in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Blogging about tweezing eyebrows didn’t feel right when so many people have been in the depths of despair. This blog is dedicated to helping others. Image: Occupy Sandy volunteers’ planning meeting.

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More reasons to love the Fall… Rich berry colored lips!

October 13, 2012

It’s that sweet spot between end of the summer and the start of the holiday season. It’s time for you to break out those gorgeous fall lip colors and see how fun it is to wear deep plums, rich berries, and dark reds. Choose from a barely there sheer wash of color, super pigmented mattes, and glossy payoffs.

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