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My Best Friend is My Personal Assistant

I hired my best friend of almost 10 years. I know I know people always tell you that you shouldn’t mix work and friendships, but I totally didn’t listen. You see, my best friend Nikki just graduated college and was having a really hard time finding a job. She applied to so many I think […]

What’s In My Makeup Bag

I wanted to share all my staple makeup products I personally use on myself. It is a little different than what I use on my clients because when I do my makeup, my skin type is different than some of my clients so that would require different products. These work well for me, and if […]

What’s In My Hair Bag

I wanted to share the hair tools I personally use on my natural hair and my extensions. It is a little different than what I use on my clients because doing your own hair is a lot more difficult than doing it on someone else. These are the tools I use to make it easier […]

Why I Became a Hair and Makeup Artist

I get asked this question so much as a hair and makeup artist: “Why do you do what you do?”. Honestly, it has been hard to answer this question right off on a whim. I really have to think about it. I don’t want to say the typical answer, ‘I want to make people feel […]

How Marie Kondo Helped Me Move

Have you ever moved? It’s SO stressful, even just moving to another city in the same state! You have to find boxes, make sure you don’t leave important possessions behind, and you have to balance this with your job and busy lifestyle. It’s not like you can just take a week off to move, or […]

My Personal Favorite Makeup Products

I want to share my top favorite makeup products with you! These are my go-to’s, my necessities, the essential products that I use. I would highly recommend them to anyone! Please keep in mind this is NOT a sponsored post. I really love these products and use them whenever I get ready for the day, […]

How I Saved My Father’s Life Part 2

Donating my kidney was one of the best decisions of my life. I have been told by many that I’m so brave for doing this and that I am so selfless, but honestly I do not see it that way. I did what I needed to do and what I saw was right. I am […]

How I Saved My Father’s Life Part 1

Back in 2014, my family found out some awful news that changed our lives forever. My father was diagnosed with renal kidney failure. We didn’t know what to think or what to say. There were many tears shed in that doctor’s office that day. Ever since I was little I was always a daddy’s girl. […]

Work + Life Balance

According to psychology research, work-life balance is not something many have achieved. People tend to put most of their efforts on work while their lives separate from work are lacking. Or, they do the opposite – they put most of their focus on their personal lives and let it interfere with their work ethic. I […]

My Intense Skin Care Routine

Having a customized skin care routine is essential to your health. The first signs of aging is in your skin! If you take care of your skin, your skin will take care of you. Not only is it good for your health, but your makeup will lay on better and smoother. I am very VERY […]

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