Thursday, October 25, 2012


I am so excited to share these incredible images with all of you...Christine Shields and I got the opportunity to work with Zoe Sherman on the most perfect day at the Oregon Coast. We couldn't have done it without Holly Stalder, Margaret Saunders, and Kate Rutter.


As most of you know I am a mom to a precious little girl. My favorite thing in the world is to stay in our pj's all day and do nothing. However I also love being a girl and taking a little time for myself. I strongly believe its very important for mom's to take a little time for themselves whenever possible. I know this can be challenging so here are a couple easy tips to help getting ready easy with little ones.

Monday, September 17, 2012


I recently had the privilege to be shot and interviewed by my sweet friend Christine Shields.

Monday, September 3, 2012



I am so excited about some of the Fall 2012 makeup trends I am seeing. I am not going to lie I was IN LOVE with the Top Knot and bright lips for Spring/Summer. However I am saying out with the old in with the new.

The biggest trend I am seeing for Fall is DARK CHERRY LIPS. I think there are two ways you can wear this look for a bold yet sophisticated style.

The first is the bold lip with a dark smokey eye or at least a very thick wing liner...

The second way which is my personal favorite is to pair the bold lip with a natural contoured eye and tons of mascara. This look gives definition to the eyes and cheeks but really allows the lips to be the focus. I personally LOVE the runway version with the super thick "twiggy" lashes.

* A great way to get this look is to use a skin colored blush 1-2 shades darker than your skin tone. You can use the blush not only for contouring the cheeks but also to contour the eyes.

* Apply your crease color with a dome shaped fluffy contouring brush. I start in the outer corner of the eye and move my brush back and forth creating a half moon shape. You can highlight the brow bone and this will also help blend your crease seamlessly. You can also use this shade on the high planes of your cheeks to create highlight above your contour.

* Use a smudging brush to apply it under the eyes. This will give you that gorgeous natural lived in makeup look under the eyes. If you want the super dramatic lashes put a thick coat on with the tip of the applicator brush let it fully dry and then apply a second coat. If you have limp or straight lashes don't forget to curl your lashes before you apply your mascara.

* Once you have chosen your favorite lipstick make sure to purchase a matching lip pencil and possibly a lip primer to avoid from bleeding. Apply your lip pencil first and make sure to fill in your lips lightly so that the lipstick can just glide over the top. If you are wanting to use gloss you only need a little in the center of the bottom lip so that you can avoid excess bleeding.

*finish by using a concealer brush and a little finishing powder around the lips to erase any mes-ups. This will also help your lips pop!

Please check out my pinterest board for more "FALL 2012 MAKEUP". I would recommend visiting your favorite makeup store to try out a couple different shades. The same color is not going to work for everyone and its okay to be versatile depending on your ethnicity, coloring, features, age, profession, etc.

I think this makeup trend is going to be super versatile for any fall outfit. Remember ladies there is no reward without the risk. I always get the most compliments when I step out of my comfort zone and rock it. We are strong, bold, exciting, and courageous so go bold or go home this Fall.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012


Are you are sending your teen back to school or just looking to add to your makeup collection but are afraid this will burst your budget?

Recently a good friend and colleague of mine and I were chatting makeup. I always get excited when I talk to her because she is what we call the bargain hunter for quality but affordable makeup products. I love this because not all of my clients can afford high priced makeup.

Over the last week I have been collecting a couple of items that were recommended to me. I have been using them on myself as well as family and friends. I have to say I have been having so much fun not only trying new products but also the difference in price. Now don't worry I don't plan to buy "drug store" makuep for my clients. However I love providing advise on "what" to buy when choosing a more affordable route. Also I think this is a great option for teens going back to school. I was actually able to try out some of the products on my beautiful little sister that I am excited to share with you.

The first stop on my journey was to Fred Meyers makeup section where I picked up some REAL TECHNIQUES BRUSHES. I bought the set of 4 brushes for $17.99 and I have to say that I am IN LOVE with these brushes. I also picked up some WET AND WILD lipstick in BARE IT ALL 902C and PINKERBELL 968. I actually found out about these lipsticks from Pinterest and I am loving PINKERBELL which I have on now.

The second stop was to Target's makeup section in search for E.L.F. I have to say I was very skeptical about this line because they are SO affordable. However I purchased a couple of the products, did a demo on my little sister who needed back to school makeup and fell in love!

Here is what we purchased: The makeup remover wipes, Lengthening and Volumizing Mascara, Tinted Moisturizer in "NUDE", The 1801 Foundation Brush, Under Eye Concealer and Highlighter in "MEDIUM AND GLOW", Tone Correcting Powder, and Shimmering Facial Whip.

First I removed any excess oil with the wipes and then applied the Tinted Moisurizer with the 1801 brush.

Next I used the Concealer mixed with the Highlighter under her eyes.

I also applied just the Highlight at the top of her cheeks and applied a pop of the Shimmering Facial Whip to the apples of her cheeks. I finished off her face with a very light application of the Tone Correcting Powder.

I only needed one coat of the mascara to give her a very youthful natural look.

I was also able to pick up an EOS Lip Balm that my little sister informed me off. The EOS Lip Balm's are so fun and certified organic. We finished off Codi's look with an application of the lip balm.

Here is Codi's before and after shot.

Remember that Codi is only 13 so we went for a very natural back to school look. You can for sure take your look up a notch with some of the more dramatic colors. I plan to do a basic smokey eye tutorial soon.

I have also heard that the Suave Dry Shampoo is fabulous...

Happy Shopping!

Friday, July 20, 2012


There is nothing more beautiful than Zoe Sherman being shot by CHRISTINE SHIELDS in black and white...

Thursday, July 19, 2012


One of the most frequent questions I get asked is "What products should I use on my skin to prevent wrinkles?" I think people are expecting a magical answer when its simple...SPF. The problem is young people only think about their skin now instead of in 20 years. I know a lot of people feel sexier when they have a tan however the result shows in your skin as you age and can even be detrimental. It is easier to prevent sun damage than to try and fix it later.

Here is the good news...You can still have a sun kissed glow without the harmful sun rays...

I recently had the opportunity to get a spray tan by Misti Eveland. Misti with Beauty by Misti is incredible with her customized spray tans. Misti spray tanned my sister and me for an event that we were attending and I must say we felt fabulous!!

Misti uses a product called Aurycle Tan and it is a chemical free, animal cruelty free, vegan, and is an organic product.

Misti offers a variety of packages at her salon and will even travel to your home for a more private setting.

Misti customizes every tan she does and personalizes her tans with an airbrush application. The tan takes about 20 minutes to apply and can last 7-10 days with proper maintenance.

I absolutly loved my spray tan and will include a couple shots of my sister and I from our night out on the town.

I would still recommend applying sun screen every day. Almost every makeup and skin care line sells a product with spf. I personally get my sunscreen from my moisturizer and then I layer my makeup on top of that. If I want more of a sun kissed glow I use a bronzer.

If you are already experiencing sun damage I love and would recommend the Clarisonic Brush with whatever skin care line you are currently using.

You can contact Misti through FACEBOOK
or you can email her at 503-329-2452

Monday, July 16, 2012


One of my favorite parts about doing makeup and hair is the before and after shots. I wanted to share with you all a couple of my favorite's from this year...

If you are a bride, hair and makeup artists, or just someone wanting to learn how to apply your own. Please inquire with me about taking a class to learn more.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I was so pleased with our most recent bridal shoot. I am so excited about these veils because this is a brand new style of veil. We are calling this style an "Eye Blusher". When Portland Bride and Groom Magazine saw "The Evelyn" they loved it and published it. They said it was fresh and new and that makes me a very happy girl...


One of my favorite parts about working in weddings is getting to finish the bride's hair and makeup with a customized head piece. I am excited to see what the future holds and all I can say is I AM THANKFUL...

Here are a couple photo's of some of my the newest pieces. The photos are taken by the very talented Christine Shields.

You can find my pieces for sale here!

Dress by Holly Stalder


Had to share 2 shots from a recent shoot with Christine Shields ...

Model: Molly Reardon


Don't miss this opportunity!!!


I am so proud to share my recent press...

Summer/Fall 2012 Portland Bride & Groom


Hey all! I think one of the sexiest new trends is headwear. Of course I love this because of my bridal line of hair accessories. However this new trend can be worn as street wear or dressed up to attend a wedding...

Please check out the newest More Good Day segment covering this chic new style... More Good Day Segment.

You can find these headbands at Gypsy Chic on Mississippi or you can purchase directly from LUX.

Here are a couple tips to achieving this effortless style...

Dont overthink this look, it should make getting ready easier...

Use a Surf Spray or a Dry Shampoo to create a natural lived in hair look...

You can also rock this look with braids...

Your makeup should be light and have a sun kissed look to it. You want to use a light application of a tinted moisturizer with spf, bronzer, cream blush, mascara, and a lip gloss with spf for the summer...

Lastly I wanted to include a "How To" wear your turbin...