Skin Is In

Wedding season is among us… I’ve been busy!

I haven’t forgotten you are out there waiting for a spring post. I will get back to you with some eyes and hair trends. I will be working a hair dressing event June 6 and bringing the inspiration back to you.

Let’s take a brief moment to looks at the skin that is in. I want you to know that one of the season’s best accessories is skin, so make that appointment with your esthetician. My favorite in Elisha Reynoso in Visalia CA. She works magic on my face.

This season you can cut your morning makeup routine in half because camouflage and serious cover is out of trend. (I never loved it anyway.) So let’s all plan to show off our pure, clean, freckled, dewy, and blushed skin.

skin blog

Don’t forget the sunscreen! Elisha has me using Eminence Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF30Unknown-1

and  Eminence Organic Sun Defense in Honey Apple SPF 30


You can see this lovely trend from spring fashion week!
Calvin Klein Collection

Calvin Klein



Jason Wu


Jason Wu

williamson spring summer 2015 source ian gavan via getty images

Feeling like your skin isn’t quite there? Here is a home recipe for immediate treatment to do some quick spot healing for immaculate skin.

Acne Spot Treatment

When you have a blemish that needs to disappear—stat—try this nifty trick. The yeast fights bacteria, the lemon helps dry the blemish.

Brewer’s Yeast
A squeeze of lemon juice


Make a paste using a little bit of brewer’s yeast, a squeeze of lemon juice, and a bit of water. Apply right on your blemish and leave for 10 minutes, cover with a bandage.

Always consider any food allergies before applying to skin

We can feed our face and never count calories. Read this cool article.

Punch ’em In the Mouth (The Spring Season’s Punchy Lip Color Trends)

lips post2

This is my favorite time of year.  I look forward to Saturday mornings at our local farmers market. I love to grab a fruit bowl with the hubby and bring home some edible goodies for the week. I love cool morning walks while sipping a latte.

Inspiration Happens

Inspiration Happens

All the blooms remind me of childhood flower hunts. Don’t tell, but I totally picked flowers from the neighborhood lawns and made bouquets for my mom. I have always been intrigued by the complicated names for flowers. The Calla Lilly is a Zantedeschia. When I would gather flowers as a child and ask my parents what they were called the always told me nearroadians. It wasn’t until I was older that I realized they were jerkin’ my chain: “near road-ians”.

IMG_2974copy 1

I get excited about the sweater wraps in the morning and the sun dresses in the noontime. It’s time to break out the coconut body scrub and get ready to bear those nude shoulders, backs, and legs.

Oh yes, it is spring, and over the next few post I want to share my take on the style trends.  This season’s love affair with lip color is exciting. There are so many options. I’ve seen mattes, stains, tinted balms, and on the flip side, some “for real” lip color.

The list of must haves:

  • A great sugar scrub: This preps the kisser for whatever shade inspires that day.
  • Nude lip color: This time of year skin becomes part of our wardrobe. There are many variations of the nude hue… stain, matte, or lipstick. The goal is to keep it as close to the natural lip as possible. Make sure your color selection doesn’t look too washed out or pale. Sometimes I like to tap the color on to avoid looking made up. This is also a fantastic color option when paired with a dramatic eye shadow.
  • Bold lip color: Nude is chic, but this season lip color sometimes takes center stage.  Some of the colors are so playful it’s like a carnival for your lips. I immediately find inspiration in cotton candy and candy apple shades. What is it about me and my love for food? Maybe I’m hungry while writing this because if I were to describe the rest of the shades on my list, they are really reminiscent of that farmers market fruit bowl I mentioned earlier. Think fruity… peaches, tangerines, cherries and plums. Yum!


Just have fun! Try different shades, application styles, finishes, and opacities. Get creative!

All makeup work done by Jacquetta Sorensen.

Here are my inspiration images from the season’s shows:

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Demystify the Cat Eye

Does the cat eye makeup technique leave you scratching your head? If so, don’t cry — you are not alone. This is challenging even for many makeup enthusiasts. Here is some instruction that will work for most everyone.

Keep an eye on the eye!

 Believe it or not, this application is as easy as 1 2 3…

Before I give you some of the tricks in my bag, I want to share a tip for a clean liquid liner eye frame. When you apply liquid liner, use the lashes as your guide. Instead of trying to create a perfect line on the lid, place your brush on the lashes and slide along the lash line and you will never get it wrong. This technique can be used for the simplest of eye frames.

 I know this sounds too simple, but every time I teach it, the technique draws a crowd.

 Now, let’s build upon this simple eye line and take it to the dramatic cat eye.

Step 1. With the eyes open (left), mark the intersection where the eyeliner will pass through the crease of the eye.

Step 2. Mark where you want the eyeliner to end. The diagram on the right is what the points will look like when the eye is closed. Every eye has a different shape so these points will look different on every eye.

Step 3. The image below shows your final step. Connect the dots and fill in the shape. When the eye is closed there is strange triangular shape, but if the technique was done correctly, you will end up with a perfect cat eye sweep of liner.