My Beauty Emergency Kit

Bobbi Brown lip gloss in Citrus, Benefit's They're Real, L'occitane Shea Butter, and Narcisco.

Bobbi Brown lip gloss in Citrus, Benefit’s They’re Real mascara, L’occitane Shea Butter, & Narcisco “Her” perfume.

I’m definitely a minimalist (the opposite of a hoarder). Toting a whole bathroom cabinet in my bag is not appealing. So what makes the cut?!? Here are some of my beauty favorites for your daily adventures!

Lip gloss…



I’m going to be buried with a tube of lip gloss. Touch-ups of course but I just don’t feel finished without it. On a day off you’ll catch most celebs with a lustrous pout and sunglasses (nothing else).


Awesome lashes no need to say anymore! A great mascara can change your life. Try: Benefit’s They’re Real mascara for that “falsies” effect.

Shea Butter…

1 of the ultimate multi-purpose products. I use it as a hand cream, brow tamer, cuticle smoother,  & lip balm.

Travel fragrance…

A touch of freshness after a long day of work, right before dinner with my girls or husband.

Have You Been Wearing a Boring Ponytail?!?


If you’ve been wearing your hair pulled up in a ponytail since January than read up! Here are a few of my favorite quick yet chic hairstyles just in time for spring. The New Top Knot Take a section of … Continue reading

The “No Makeup” Look

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Glowing, healthy skin is always in-style. Here’s how to achieve the “no makeup” look with a few of my favorite products.

1. For that “J Lo glow” add a few drops of Stila’s All Over Shimmer liquid luminizer to your foundation or moisturizer.

2. You want that real skin feel. Try Bare Minerals new BareSkin Foundation. It’s a correcting liquid foundation with a serum all in one.

3. Use a cheek cream that blends into your skin for a natural flushed look. I Like Josie Maran’s Coconut Watercolor cheek gelee in Poppy Paradise (you can also use it on your lips).

4.  Apply several coats of mascara. Try Loreal’s Collagen Mascara for thick, lush lashes.

*Beauty Note: Keep your brows maintained for a overall polished look*

BEAUTY-full, Broke, AND Fabulous!

Originally posted on The BEAUTY-full Life:

crying-woman-with-empty-walletThis is the “Broke Girls” guide to looking fabulous! Everyone is on a budget these days. Sad to say most women put their beauty needs on the back burner. Here’s a few tips to keep you looking HOT, get the most out of your products and help you save, save, SAVE!

1. When you’re strapped for cash collect deluxe size samples from your favorite makeup counters to help tie you over till your next payday. They’re also great for traveling.

2. To save money on a manicure do the trimming, buffing, etc. yourself then go to the nail salon and ask for a “polish change” ranging from $6-$10 to get the finishing touches.

3. Invest in products with multi uses like cheek creams that can also serve as a lip stain or argan oil that’s great for your hair, face and body. Also saves on…

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The Red Lip Guide

Red Lip CollageRed lipstick is a Fall beauty staple, but what shade is correct for you? Here’s our guide to help your lips go from ewwww to oooooh!

Red Lip Chart

3 Pro Tips …

1. Exfoliate your lips before applying any lip color. It will allow your lipstick to go on smoother.

2. Prep lips with a translucent powder for a longer-lasting color.

3. Lip liner is optional, but for a more defined & natural looking lip apply it after your lipstick.



A Hipp Giveaway

jenna-hippCelebrity nail stylist Jenna Hipp has brought “green” to the nail biz by creating a collection of eco-friendly polish. They contain no formaldehyde resin, toluene, and other stuff we can’t pronounce! Yet still remaining long-lasting and chip resistant. Celebs such as Jessica Alba and Emma Stone seek out her lush manicures. Using fun color names like “I Surf With Boys” and “Say Yellow To My Little Friend”. Jenna is based in L.A. but for more Hipp tips visit

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