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It was the best of signs

I’m in love – with Sassy Dove. Consequently, I love anything with Sassy Dove’s name on it. (Is that as egocentric as it sounds? Oh, well. Sue me.)

Consequently, when BestofSigns.com offered me a kick-butt banner of Sassy Dove, my wheels started turning at the possibilities. Could it be an amazing background for my Youtube videos?  How absolutely fabulous could I make it look? Continue reading “It was the best of signs” »

Stassi Schroeder’s Vanderpump Hair & Makeup Rules

I don’t watch much reality TV (at least not that I admit to), but I’m in girl-love with Stassi Schroeder. She’s the most fearless femme fatale on Bravo’s Vanderpump Rules – she knows what she wants, what she deserves, how to get it, and who’s not worth her time.

Plus, she’s like mega-gorg and it’s a little disgusting. Her ombre-blonde (I’m officially coining the term “blombre”, write that down) waves have caused a frenzy not seen in reality TV since Lauren Conrad. So how does she get her look? Continue reading “Stassi Schroeder’s Vanderpump Hair & Makeup Rules” »

Old Hollywood Makeup Part 1: Eye Makeup [VIDEO]

Ready for some Old Hollywood makeup? I’ve been into the style ever since I dressed as Marilyn Monroe for Halloween (admittedly I did not pull it off as well as Debby Ryan did Marilyn).

Cailin as Dottie Hinson A League of Their Own Halloween Makeup and Old Hollywood Redhead HairThis year, I went as Dottie Hinson (the spitfire girl ballplayer played by Geena Davis from A League of Their Own) since I was determined to stay a redhead for Halloween.  Dottie’s makeup is Old Hollywood, but a little rougher and dirtier since she likes to play in the clay. I kicked her simpler look up a notch cause, well, I’m not playing baseball outside.

Here’s the video with my usual touch of humor and complete lack of class:

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Kevyn Aucoin Doing Carrie’s Makeup in Sex & The City

Kevyn Aucoin in Sex and the CityAs my close friends know, I’ve been basically obsessed with Sex and the City since episode 1. I can quote every episode almost word for word. So you can imagine my surprise when while rewatching an episode called “The Real Me” yesterday (on Bravo!, or E!, or some channel that ends in an exclamation point and loves to rerun SATC) in which Carrie Bradshaw models in a fashion show, I saw something I’d never noticed before: the late, great Kevyn Aucoin! Continue reading “Kevyn Aucoin Doing Carrie’s Makeup in Sex & The City” »

A Toast to the Beauty Makers, Plus A $2000 Free Beauty Treatment Contest

A toast to the beauty makers Regency Beauty InstituteThere’s a stigma associated with the beauty industry, and people look at it negatively sometimes – beauty as a career is considered superficial, and not necessarily thought of as a meaningful place to make your career. But I can tell you from personal experience, the beauty industry and those who work in it have impacted my life for as long as I can remember. These people are the beauty makers. 

Like most women, my life has been filled with moments influenced by the beauty industry. It started as a child, when my grandmother, addicted to the goddess that is the Gift With Purchase, passed on countless makeup bags and the occasional lip gloss to me. I relished in these moments – my glimpses at my future womanhood. 

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