I'm going to shake things up a little and share a simple list of my favorite business books, but what I really want this to become is a place where I can consistently update with new books as I find them. I am a committed reader - sometimes it's Audible, other times Kindle. Those are my two choice methods. And when I really want to absorb something, I do that whole trick from elementary school - where your teacher would say "I want you to read along in your book while I read aloud".Read More
Maskcara Beauty’s first annual convention, Dream, was like nothing I could have imagined! So much to learn experience and implement!
I’m overwhelmed with love and gratitude for this company so it’s only fair that I recap it in this post!Read More
One of the most frequently asked questions I get is "what are the ingredients in Maskcara makeup?"
And I always want to applaud those who ask, because if we're getting real, there are SO many chemicals in the world that are really dangerous. In fact, so many that in the European Union over 1300 ingredients are banned from being used in cosmetics.Read More
About five years ago I learned something that has changed the way I look at my life and the way I contribute as a partner in my marriage. Now, I must give the disclaimer that I do not claim to be a marriage expert in any way, but I will say (at the risk of sounding like I'm bragging) I do have an incredibly strong and healthy marriage.Read More
Ya'll know I love me some Target shopping. Like every other woman on this planet. ;)
And I've been eyeing that end cap with Kristin Ess products for quite some time now. I have heard good things from a few people, but never made the leap myself.
Until the last fateful trip to Target when I noticed that all the Kristin Ess products were buy 2 get one free! Uhmmm? Yes, please!
I snagged the Dry Shampoo, the Texture Spray, and the Instant Lift Thickening Spray.Read More
I wasn't always confident. In fact, I don't think anyone is always confident. I think it's something that ebbs and flows.
I had a really long childhood ebb. Like a lot of people... probably a lot of you reading this even!
I was not the popular kid in elementary school, or the one that a lot of kids wanted to spend time with. I never did figure out why. But what I did know is that I wasn't picked first for things. If I was invited to birthday parties or other childhood events, it was kind of an afterthought. Like, oh... we probably should invite her. I was left out of games on the playground.
But there was one thing in particular that got to me for a really long time…Read More
It's not a secret by now how obsessed I am with the Summer Bundle that Maskcara Beauty released. It's literally the worlds most perfect bronzer and blush combo, in my very humble opinion. ;)
Couple it with the Stay Outside Setting Spray with SPF... and it's basically perfection for the summer!Read More
It's about time I write this blog post! I get asked ALL the time what I use to light my videos.Read More
In 2011, I made a decision that started a traumatic snowball effect in my life for the next 3 years to come. It was a really bittersweet decision to leave a job where I had made friends I loved, enjoyed the job itself, and felt needed and appreciated by everyone I worked with. I felt valuable to my boss and the company. I didn't realize until I left it how much lack of value for their employees other companies have.Read More
Bella Creme Bronzer is finally here! This bronzer is so gorgeous and perfect for when you might be feeling like you want a little more of that sunkissed look! Watch the video below (originally recorded live) where I demo this product!Read More
So you just received your first Maskcara palette?! Yay for you! It's so exciting getting new things!
Let's walk you through how to set everything up and become acquainted with your goodies!
You'll find a whole bunch of beautiful things in your box - including the box itself.Read More
Ever since the day I first tried SeneGence lipstick, I was impressed by it's long lasting power, until it started flaking off in wierd bits and chunks, despite my perfect application. Don't get me started on the burn that came from being loaded with alcohol and the overly potent smell of the stuff.
I chose to quit using it, but from then on, I was determined to find a good, lightweight, long-lasting lipstick that I liked. I stumbled across Younique's Moodstruck Crush Lip Powder from my friend Courtney Bready and decided to give it a shot.Read More
I'm such a sucker for pink, lovey, girly gifts and things. So of course, the Maskcara Valentine's Day, or should I say Galentine's Day, collections are right up my alley!
There is so much to love about these!Read More
So, I'm far from perfect in this routine, but that alone has done something really powerful for me...
It's proven to me that the days I carry out the routine, I AM more fulfilled and have a more productive and successful day. It's shown me just how important it truly is! Sometimes it's easy to let your morning routine feel like little things that aren't totally pertinent to getting things done during the day.Read More
I get asked A LOT to help people select Maskcara colors that work with eye looks they find on Pinterest, so I thought it would be fun to start a seasonal series on my blog where I'll share some looks I like, and the Maskcara eyeshadow colors you could use to create the look!Read More
The new year is always a fabulous time to re-evaluate your routines and what you do for yourself during the year! And make new plans to treat yo self! :)
This year my Maskcara Team, Team Gorgeous, is hosting a giveaway for one lucky lady to treat herself to a brand new HAC Pack setup from Maskcara Beauty.Read More
The Maskcara Beauty Independent Artist Program is turning ONE!
On January 17, 2017, Maskcara Beauty launched it's Independent Artist Program and on that first day 340 beautiful women took the plunge into the opportunity that has already changed A LOT of lives!
...and I'm joining the fun and celebrating Maskcara's one year birthday party and I'd love you to join me!
11 years ago today, I planned and executed my wedding in 4 hours. Yes, you read that right.
When I tell people this, it raises a lot of questions! The biggest being... why? And that question is totally expected and reasonable.
I was not pregnant, so we'll get that one out of the way right quick. But here's the full story.Read More
Starting on December 13, 2017, I am giving away 12 days worth of my very favorite things this year! You won't want to miss some of these giveaways!Read More
Maskcara Holiday Deals are broken up into a few different days of deals! And they are holding nothing back this year with the best of the best makeup. With sales on Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and through the Holiday Season - I wanted to create one place where you could reference all the deals available and how to get them.Read More