In My Makeup Bag

Here’s a sneak peek of what my weekend looked like: Makeover after Makeover after Makeover (x5). It was so. much. fun.

The way you look can quickly affect your confidence and how you feel in that moment. I love using the wide assortment of Mary Kay products to make people look, feel, and BE beautiful! Of course, it’s about more than the makeup… I love that MK pushes the lifestyle with God first, Family second, and career last!

Check out just one look Mary Kay products can create:

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Prior to using any products… only acne present here 😉 No shame.

20130410-DSC_3367The first two steps, used every morning and every night, work together.

Would you believe the Time Wise 3-in-1 cleanser and moisturizer work together to do ELEVEN things? Cleanse, exfoliate, freshen, energize, hydrate, smooth, firm, soften, protect, rebuild, and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. It rightfully won the Good Housekeeping Stamp and is one of our best sellers!!20130410-DSC_3375Concealer always come next, I love that it is lightweight yet long lasting. It also is great that there are so many shades to choose from; something for every face. It helps conceal imperfections such as blemishes, age spots, and under eye circles to create a beautiful flawless face.20130410-DSC_3373I follow it up with Mineral Powder for a natural, matte finish. I love that it gives build-able coverage.This is crazily comparable to Bare Minerals, with a much better price tag!! (Think $28 compared to $16)!!! 20130410-DSC_3335

Can’t forget the blush— gotta have the perfect luminous flush on the cheeks. It makes ya look more alive!

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I love to even extend some of this light, all over color around your tear duct… It adds a dewy accent & really makes the eyes look wide awake and pop!

Then, the crease needs some “Chocolate Kiss” to be happy- oh wait, thats us girls once a month 😉20130410-DSC_3343

This deep brown gives depth and warmth to the lids.20130410-DSC_3347 20130410-DSC_3349Finally, when I’m feeling it, I add “Sweet Plum”. It looks like a very deep purple in the tray but adds the perfect accent. 20130410-DSC_3351 20130410-DSC_3350

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Black eyeliner and Black “Lash Love” mascara unarguably finish out every eye look! (Can I get an amen?!)

Mary Kay’s eyeliner is long wearing, fade resistant, smudge proof, and waterproof. What more can you ask for?

Are you constantly looking for the perfect mascara to wear everyday? I’ve found what you NEED! The secret is a flexible, sculpted brush that separates and coats even fine, hard to reach lashes, with no clumps!!- That is important to me.

20130410-DSC_3392My final step… True Dimensions Lipstick in Natural Beaute’.

I’ve fallen in love with this formula for lipstick. I am not a big lipstick girl… it is always SO drying and I can’t wear without gloss..  MK has finally helped me find this all day, everyday color, that’s moisturizing! It wouldn’t look out of the ordinary with workout clothes but still looks gorgeous with a dress on date night!

It’s becoming a problem… I sell this constantly! I can’t even keep it on the shelf!20130410-DSC_3355The finished face!

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As always, a HUGE thanks to JML photography for the product and step by step photos. If you’re in need of any photography (products, family, wedding, maternity) call this dude. He’s kinda awesome.

I hope your weekend was full of relaxation~ I know mine was.

Thanks for reading!

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A Different Kind of Morning

Not the peaceful, quiet morning I wrote about yesterday…

Today the leap out of bed came at 3:30. Yes, am. We were ready to get in the car! Destination… Destin, Florida.

The bags are packed. Assignments turned in. Worries left behind. We are ready for sun, sand, and lots of laughter!

Whitney, Spencer, Mitchell and I are on our way to the coast for 6 days!!! I have a few blog posts scheduled for you so keep an eye out for those. Then, come Thursday, I’ll update you on all the sunny fun!

PLUS Thursday I will have my Mary Kay stuff in hand & quickly become a business woman!!

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If you want to keep up with me between now and then, or schedule a FREE makeover for when I’m back, check out the above! Twitter, Facebook, Instagram..

Until next time…

March, September, and everything in between!

Creating the Perfect Curl, March 2012

This technique will create a really versatile style (as you can see below!) you can wear anywhere/anytime!

Hope you enjoy! Give me some time as I get more used to iMovie and time in front of the camera too 😉

I’m just thankful my hair hasn’t ended up like this yet!! YIKES!

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How’s your Sunday? Hopefully restful!

I’m working on a desk before & after to show you once I’m back in Stark~ Its TO cute!

Back to Basics: Skincare

I used to be the girl who used all of this when it came to my skincare routine…

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In my head, “I was trying everything. Nothing worked….” Maybe because I also believed more scrubbing/exfoliation would lead to better skin.

Boy was I wrong! Finally, I thought, better try what I never had before… less effort. less extras. less scrubbing! (GASP!)

Let’s simplify…

These borings have changed my skin- for the better! Yes, I even use off brand!

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Makes me wonder in what other areas I need to relax & get back to basics…

One product I know I have shared with you before is Ponds Cold Cream. It is amazing for makeup removal! Soft on the eyes & has an amazing smell! It is the 3rd product to round out my daily skin regimen and I don’t see that ever changing!

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What keeps your skin in tip top shape?!

My Daily Makeup Routine, Feb 2012

The only difference from the video is that I have been using Clinique High Impact Waterproof in Black!

Keep an eye out~ I will be selling Mary Kay soon and you may find you want to add or replace part of your routine!