Tuesday, April 7, 2009

New work in People magazine

I have worked on shoots for People magazine a number of times and the latest was here in Columbus! The couple I worked with were just amazing and I had such a good time working with them!!

The issue is on newstands now. April 13 issue on page 94 for anyone who would like to look it up.

On the makeup front spring really is almost here! I know that the weather has turned dreadfully cold but I know the sun will be out soon enough! I am looking forward to some new spring colors!

The new stuff from Guerlain is really calling my name! I may have to break down for a lipgloss or that eyeshadow palette!

In sad news I read that Stila filed for bankruptcy. If you have any favorite items it probably wouldn't hurt to stock up now!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

First I want to wish everyone a very happy Valentines Day! Can you believe we are already to 2/14/09?! Where does the time go?

Since today is Valentines Day I thought I would dedicate this entry to all things pink, red and in love! (pertaining to makeup for course!)

The first is this NARS set (I just *heart* NARS!)
How perfect for V-Day it is "The Love Set"

The next is a personal favorite: Kevyn Aucoin Creamy Moist Glow blush in Pravella (an awesome cream blush and gorgeous pink color!)

How about Philosophy's Candy Hearts lip duo? Looks way cute!

Finally there is the line that makes some of my favorite eyeshadows: Shu Uemura eyeshadow in IR Pink 100

Everything above is available at www.sephora.com (for free shipping on orders of $35 or more use the code: SHIP35 until Feb. 20th)

With these products above you are bound to have a gorgeous Valentine Day flush!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New Bridal Gown shop!

Wow! I can't believe it has been since April that I posted anything! Time flies and it was a busy wedding season. I must say this past year was wonderful. I worked with so many outstanding brides I wouldn't even have the space to tell about them! I feel truly blessed to meet and work with such amazing people! I want to send a huge "THANK YOU!" to the many brides that have touched my life this past year!

I also had the privilege this past weekend to attend the open house for a new bridal gown shop! For those of you located in the greater Lima area Simply Elegant Formals in Wapak just opened! They have a great shop with amazing dresses! Plus the owners are the sweetest! It is definitely worth a visit!


In beauty news I just have to say I am excited for the holidays! Buying makeup any time during the year is fun but all of the holiday sets make it AWESOME! My most recent purchase was a NARS set complete with blush and gloss. LOVE it!


I am also quite excited to wear and do some holiday makeup! New Year's Eve is one of the best nights of the year. I am still planning my look but I think this year it is going to include a little smokey shimmer from the Vincent Longo Wet Diamond eyeshadow in Concerto. It is really gorgeous!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

First magazine

I don't usually post about the commercial makeup work I do on here but I figured this time I would. For any of you in the grocery store this week feel free to check out First magazine (Eva Longoria is on the cover this week). I did the makeup for a photo shoot on page 25. The super sweet Shelley lost an incredible 90lbs!

That was a fun day and Shelley was a blast to work with along with being incredibly inspirational!

Thursday, April 24, 2008


As a pale girl forced to avoid any tanning beds I have embraced self-tanners! I started with them when I was in middle school back in the day when self tanners were orange and streaking was a problem. It is amazing how far they have come!

One of my favorites is by the master of the glowy tans himself, Scott Barnes! This makeup artist genius (and the man responsible for Jennifer Lopez's makeup) created a wonderful spray on self-tanner called "Self Tan Mist". What I love about this one is the color and the ease of blending. I end up with a perfect sunkissed look when I use it!

The downside is it is a little hard to come by. It is available at:

Also, as many of us pull out our bottles of self-tanners I have always LOVED this site (sunless.com)! Check it out for many great tips for getting the perfect tan or reviews of different self tanners:

Accident prone?

I am pretty good about staying on my feet but recently I lacked some navigation skills and tripped over a stick while I was rollerblading. As luck would have it I was also not wearing any pads (a big no, no especially if you are a bride with a wedding coming up) and banged up my knee.

Off to the store I went in search of something to help me knee heal faster and prevent any scarring. I have a family wedding coming up soon and I would really like to wear a short dress without worries of a banged up knee.

As luck would have it I came across The Johnson & Johnson Advanced Healing Pads. I am quite impressed! It has been a week and when I took the pad off I was pleasantly surprised that my knee was healed and only a very light shade of pink! In comparison I also did minor damage to my hand and used regular bandaids on it. My hand does not look as far along as my knee in the healing process even though my knee was worse.

I have decided that these are well worth having around for accidents like mine. Time will tell but I do believe I am going to be mark free from my fall!

Hopefully this may help anyone else out there like myself that was out of the loop in regards to bandaid technology! :-)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Your skin

With many weddings fast approaching I thought a quick blurb on skincare would be helpful!

Coming out of the winter months and with all of these crazy weather changes we have been having can create havoc on your skin. Now is the time to pay attention and change out your routine if you skin is calling for it.

For your skincare routine there are three biggies that come to mind:
-Exfoliate your skin
-Keep your undereyes *well* hydrated
-Moisturize your skin

While everyone's skin is different most skin types will benefit from doing the above regularly. To have beautiful, glowing skin does not need to cost a fortune (though I must confess to being a product junkie) just look for products that work well for YOUR skin type. If you need to seek professional help in the form of a dermatologist, esthetician, or even a cosmetic surgeon go for it and start early enough that they will be able to really help you.

I can't emphasize enough what a difference it will make on your wedding day if you have a solid skincare routine in place prior to your wedding. Regardless where you go to have your makeup done (of course we would love to be the ones to do your makeup!) having nicely exfoliated, moisturized and well hydrated undereyes will allow your makeup to look that much better!