After starting to go live on Facebook for my Halloween looks, I got tagged in so many candy cane eye liner videos on Facebook. And it’s finally that time of year! Before we get started… I’d like to offer a word of advice. This is definitely one of those looks that you can get wrapped up in and obsess over. You can literally spend an hour going over it again and again to get the lines perfect. And then you’re running late for your party because it took you three times as long as you thought it would. My advice: don’t sacrifice […]
Christmas is right around the corner and that means Christmas parties! Especially if you belong to a church! Man, do we really like to celebrate Christmas for some reason 😉 And the holidays are a great time to get glam! Think sparkle, shimmer, glitter, and red lipstick 💄 That was the inspiration for this look! I wanted something pretty and extra but still simple to do. I went with timeless winged liner, a pearly highlight, and contoured cheeks. And while my (overdrawn) lips are obviously eye catching, the real fun is in the glittery silver eyeshadow! To achieve this look, […]
Disclaimer: All links go to Ulta.com. Mary Kay products are linked to my Facebook group, should you be so interested to purchase. If you already work with a beauty consultant, please reach out to them to make any purchases. I’ve seen this blog post and YouTube video circulating for a bit and thought it would be fun to do! Basically I’m going to give a quick tutorial on my everyday makeup look and then break down the cost. I think this will be really interesting to see – I’ve never calculated the cost before! First, I started off by […]
All righty, let’s talk about something that often goes hand-in-hand with direct sales companies: brand loyalty. Brand loyalty is a simple concept: it means that you only use products from that brand. All network marketing companies encourage brand loyalty, and some representatives will tell you it’s a must. Brand loyalty shows that you’re confident enough in your product to use it yourself on the daily. It’s also a great lead in. For example, if someone compliments you on an item from your line because you’re wearing it, it’s easy to strike up a conversation about it. Let’s just get it out […]
While the quality of a product matters a great deal, the quality of the tool being used to work with the product matters a great deal more. That’s basically a complicated way of saying that if your brushes suck, so will the way your eyeshadow looks. It doesn’t matter if you’re working with luxury eyeshadows, crappy brushes will destroy your look – guaranteed. But the good news is that quality brushes don’t have to be expensive! There are lots of affordable brushes out there that perform very well, and that’s exactly what we’re going to talk about today. Brushes that rock […]
Lots of things exist on a spectrum. Beauty sponges do not. Beauty sponges are either good or horrid. There is no in between. If you’re a makeup junkie (#guilty), you know this. The two main stand outs are the Beauty Blender and the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (the one I used to use). However, almost every other brand has released a beauty sponge, and I was excited when Mary Kay announced they were going to be releasing one!
This Halloween season, I really delved into creating Halloween looks. This was a first for me, as I usually stick to traditional makeup looks; however, I really found myself enjoying it! Really allowing my creative juices to flow felt great and I loved the amount of focus and concentration each look took. As a mom, I do too many things mindlessly or while on auto-pilot – so it felt good to use some brain power. Just as a disclaimer, I am not at all trying to make it out like these are original looks. I drew inspiration from several different […]
Let me just start off by explaining how weird I am. I mean, at least in this one instance – ain’t nobody got the time for me to actually tackle that entire can of worms. Okay, so, I sell Mary Kay, right? Which means I obviously believe and stand by the products, right? So I can’t even begin to explain why I sometimes have doubts over our makeup products! We release a new product and I’m like, “ehh, it can’t be THAT good” and then I don’t order it for myself until months later. This rings true for makeup because […]
Y’all, Fall is around the corner and I am freaking out! We’ve been under 100° all week long and are supposed to drop below 90° by Friday! *insert happy dance* Fall makeup trends are some of my favorite! Smokey eye shadow, grungy eyes, vampy lips – SO GORGEOUS. A huge Fall trend is warm eye shadows, but I know not everyone feels comfortable with oranges and reds, so I cane up with this. This look is mainly neutral with a little bit of orange smudged on the lower lash line. The neutral colors make it more wearable for everyday and […]
Spoiler alert: I love it!