Before and After Adult Acne

I recently revealed my personal before and after on social media of me using the Unblemish regimen from Rodan+Fields. I wanted to also put it here on my blog and tell you a little more of my story. I never … Continue reading

Spring 2014 Makeup Trends

I know it seems evil to post about spring when here in Nebraska we have 5 inches of snow on the ground and wind chills reaching sub zero temps but, it’s that time of year to start getting your spring … Continue reading

Fall 2013 Beauty Must Haves

Fall is my favorite season for beauty!! A lot of lines really go all out to have the best fall launch and a successful 4th Quarter in sales.
I have a few things I am obsessed with right now that range from skincare to hair care.
My favorite cleanser right now is by Andalou Naturals. It is the clarifying cleanser for active/oily skin. It is so gentle that it doesn’t irritate my skin. I found this at Whole Foods.
I have searched high and low for a bb cream that doesn’t irritate my skin and found one by DERMAdoctor that I will continue to use as long as it’s made! Their DD Cream 15-Benefits-In-1 dermatologically defining bb cream broad spectrum SPF 30 is wonderful. After a week and a half of use my existing break outs were healed and I have no new break outs. My skin has a nice glow and it gives me just enough coverage. This product is available at Ulta.
To keep my fake summer glow through fall I have been using Bobbi Brown’s Shimmer Brick in Bronze. It highlights and warms the skin at the same time to extend the sun kissed look well into winter. Note: my sunkissed look is completely achieved with sunless tanning lotions and bronzer! No sun here! I found this shimmer brick at Sephora.
My favorite mascara right now is Chanel Le Volume. I most generally use black but they have other shades available. The brush is genius. This is available at Dillard’s.
Since lightening my hair it is a little on the dry side on the ends so for a moisture boost I have been using Yarok Feed Your Ends. It is vegan, free of alcohol, free of parabens and free of sulfates. It doesn’t weigh down my hair and I think has made my waves more consistent. This product is available at ecodivabeauty.com
Last but not least, I found a beautiful matte eyeshadow palette by Sonia Kashuk for Target called Eye On Neutral 02. As a makeup artist it is always hard to find solid matte eyeshadow palettes and they are so important to have in my kit. The pigment is amazing and they blend so nicely. The shades are the perfect blend of browns to grays. Matte eyeshadow looks so much softer on camera than shimmer if you are having any kind of photography done, this is a must have palette for your collection. Plus, it was only $20 for 12 professional grade shadows! This is available at Target.

That’s my favorite products right now! This is always subject to change since beauty updates faster than technology!

Ash

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New Hair Color

I needed to lighten my hair to better maintain my gray coming in and go a little longer in between color. I decided on a messy ombre. I completely love how it turned out!

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The lipcolor I am wearing is Plum Orchid by Laura Mercier. My color if the season! I am obsessed with it!

Where Have I Been?

Hello!!
Oh my gosh I have been gone too long!!!
So sorry.
Wedding makeup season wi be wrapping up for me in a few weeks and commercial production has started to slow a little. I have a little more free time to update you all!
I got to work on lots of fun projects this year that I cannot wait to share with you all once they have launched!!
I had the most beautiful brides this year! Once their photos are available I cannot wait to share them with you all.
My kids started 4th and 1st grade and the year has started off great! Now that I spend more time at home I have noticed huge changes in their behavior at home and school and grades are way better. I am so thankful I work from home and only part time. It is truly a blessing.
I have lightened my hair!!! I did it myself too. I know scary but, I absolutely love it! So stay tuned for some upcoming product updates, tutorials, and portfolio updates! Oh and vegan updates!!!

Changing 30’s

Hey there! Tonight I am writing as I reflect on some very significant changes I have made in the past few weeks. I recently changed jobs, went vegan (you can read about that in my last post), decided to get healthy again and started working out on a regular basis, and I am pretty much a full on holistic hippie! That’s a lot if change going on. It has meant I must clean out the negative energy that surrounds me. This includes people. It is super hard to do but, it is a must if you want to live a positive life. We have to surround ourselves with people that have goals and stream sunlight and positivity! I have to say so far my mind is so clear and so focused for the first time in almost two years. I feel balanced and at peace. If this my 30’s I welcome my 40’s.