Birthdays and updates

The past two weeks have been packed full with special memories. My best friends came into town to help me celebrate a huge milestone in my life. The big 30. I had such a great time that I feel like it still has not hit me… I am no longer in my twentys. 
Ten years ago I moved to Georgia and started with my current company. Back then I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. Freshly 20 in a new city. Now I have a vision for my life and I would like to believe I am on the right path. is coming up on a year old and has brought me so much joy. I love creating and sharing. 

As I have gotten older my group of close friends has shrunk tremendously, but I think that is okay. The people I have kept in my life are my family and they are the ones that push me to pursue my dreams. 

I just want to say thank you for sharing my recipes, beauty videos and my life with me! I can’t wait to see what the future brings. 

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Lets Catch Up! | Beauty, Lifestyle,Fitness


My dirty thirty is coming up pretty soon. While I have finally come to terms with the fact that my 20’s are almost over I still want to go out with style! Head over to my youtube channel to help me decide on the makeup look I will be doing for my big night out! My YouTube Channel

tom and chee

You all know ( if you have been following me for a while ) that I am on a constant health quest. On Friday Patrick took me to my new heaven. Tomandchee. This place only serves grilled cheese and soups. You can get your grilled cheese classic or on a donut. This is obviously not a healthy option, but how can you say no to a restaurant that not only specializes in your favorite food, but also serves your sandwich packed with salt and vinegar chips!!!!!

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This week I have also been obsessing over gum paste flowers. I finally made time to try them out! This is the first one I made. I don’t really recommend eating them. Yes, they are pretty, but gum paste reminds me of stale marshmallows.  This cake recipe will be up this week too!

Thanks for catching up with me! 🙂

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Glowing Spring Night Out Makeup

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Spring/Summer are on the way and fast! It is already predicted to be in the 80s this weekend in Atlanta. I put together this really simple glowing spring break look for those warm nights out. The star of the show is definitely this Jordana liquid matte lip paint. They are under $5 at Walgreens. Such a steal compared to the other liquid lipsticks coming out.

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Valentine’s Day Makeup – Smokey vs Neutral

Valentines Day Makeup

Valentines Day Makeup

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Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite times of the year to play with makeup. You can do something dark and smokey or something fresh and glamorous. We do not typically do much for such holidays, but we will probably go out to dinner.

Smokey Eye

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I am pretty sure I am going to do something more like the first look. Very fresh and glowing with a lot of lash. I am pretty excited because even though we like doing something small just the two of us I ordered a gorgeous red dress and I cannot wait. What look are you doing this year?

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New Years Eve Party Look

New Years 2016

New Years 2016

Happy New Years! I seriously cannot believe how fast this year has passed by! 2015 has been one of my most blessed years yet. I finally got this blog up and running after talking about it for years, I am about to share a one year anniversary with the love of my life, we rescued my puppy Jarvis and I started a new job. Huge things are coming in 2016. I will be dedicating a lot more time to my website. For now I hope you enjoy this very easy New Years tutorial for any last minute plans!

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Products I used:

Rimmel 25 Hour Foundation 101

MAC Pro Concealer NC15

Rimmel Translucent Powder

Morphe Quad – Shades of Brown

Wet and Wild Gold Glitter

Rimmel Glam Eyes Liner

Rimmel Argan Oil Mascara Very Black

Mary and Betty Loumanizer

Lorac Pro To Go Palette Bronzer and Blush

Jordana Lip Liner Tawny

Mac Lip Glass Viva La Glam

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GRWM- Champagne Eyes and Red Lips

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Have you seen the meme floating around that says there are two kinds of people? Those that approach Christmas with “It’s coming” and those that approach it with “It’s Here!” I am that second person. It is officially November 6th and I am already shopping for my Christmas decorations. I just do not think 25 days is enough time to get everything ready for Christmas. I start shopping in October for gifts and decorating in November. This year I want to do a lot of DIY posts for the blog! I cannot wait to share all my easy decorating tips and kid friendly recipes.

Anyways- back to the makeup. I only had 20 minutes to get ready for our impromptu movie date the other day. I wanted something fresh and in the holiday spirit!

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What I used:

Revlon Photo Ready Foundation
Maybelline Dreamlumi Concealer
MAC Pro Shaping Powder Emphasize
Buxom Shadow Jetsetter
The BALM Maryloumanizer
Urban Decay Basics
NYC Liquid Liner
BareMinerals Bronzer
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder
Milani Baked Blush
Ardell Wispies Lashes
Rimmel Glameyes Mascara
Jordana Tawni Lip pencil
MAC Malificent Lipstick (Ruby Woo is a great dupe!)
ELF setting spray

 I hope you try it out for yourself!

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Land That Job EVERY Time – Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Interview Tips

Hiring season is here and I want to share a few tips that will help you always get the job. You already have an interview set up. That should be the hardest part of the interview process. I have over 10 years experience in hiring.

Tip #1 – If you know the name of the company, scout it out in advance. If it is a retail setting go in as a customer. What are all the employees wearing? What is the company selling? How long has the location been open? Same goes for a restaurant or any location open to the public. One of the most frustrating parts of interviewing is when the candidate does not know about the company or the position.

Tip #2 – Now you have already done your research. Bring a notebook with you to the interview. Once you hand the interviewer your resume it is good to have something with you to jot down a few notes.

Tip #3 – Let the interviewer bring up the pay scale. If it is an entry level job it might be set pay that you can look up online first. You never want the interview to be about money (even though it is a huge part). When you start talking numbers before it is brought up by the interviewer, you give the impression that you do not care about the job you are doing. Just the money.

Tip# 4 – Over dressing is way better than being under dressed. If you can check out what other employees are wearing it is good to try and dress the part. Example: If you are going into the makeup industry wear all black and focus on your makeup. If you are going into an office setting a suit is the way to go. I prefer pant suits, but if I were going to an interview I would wear a skirt suit. It looks like you have put in just a little more effort. Pull your hair back. It does not necessarily need to be up, but it should definitely never be in your face. Simple makeup is best. My go to look is a light buffed out crease with winged liner. Easy, but you tried. Wear a light cologne or perfume. Nothing over powering.

Tip# 5 – Dedicate the entire day to the interview and be early. Go ahead and plan on the interview taking several hours. Hopefully it does not, but sometimes you will need to meet with several people or fill out paperwork. It is better when you are not trying to rush anyone.

Tip# 6 – Never bad mouth your last employer or interrupt the person interviewing you. This should be common sense, but I promise you – it isn’t.

Tip# 7 – This is the most important tip of all. Be confident, not arrogant. There is a very fine line between arrogance and confidence. I love when people tell me that they are the person for the job and they WILL exceed my expectations. I would say 75% of the people I interview act as though they are too good for the job. Every time someone comes in with this attitude, I completely tune out the interview. If you are too good for the job then go apply somewhere else and stop wasting everyone’s time. That sounds harsh, but it is true.

When I first moved to Atlanta I went to an interview where they spent the first 15 minutes giving our group a list of rules. I did not find that very welcoming and I knew it was not the place for me. Before the interview started I thanked them for the opportunity and told them I knew it was not a good match.

On the opposite side of the spectrum I was finishing an interview and I did not think the person was going to be a good fit for the position I needed filled. I was wrapping up my questions and I asked if they had anything to add. The person said “Yes, what qualities do you need to add to your current team to make them stronger because I know I can be that person.” They got the job. Completely changed my mind in 30 seconds. That is confidence. Confidence is what is going to land you the job. Make sure the person interviewing you knows what you are bringing to the table. Just be very careful you are not putting down the company when you are talking yourself up.

#8. Lastly, be yourself!

That wraps up my interview tips! Let me know if you have any questions or additions!

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Fall Makeup Featuring Urban Decay Basics – Mauves and Cool Browns

Fall Makeup Mauves and Browns

Fall Makeup Mauves and Browns

I have never liked cool colors or pinks on my skin tone, but lately I have discovered a few different combos that actually bring out the blue in my eyes. I used the Urban Decay Basics Palette as well as the ELF Blush Palette in dark to create this soft daytime look.

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Products I used:
Naked Basics Palette
Elf Blush Palette – Dark
Revlon Nearly Naked Foundation
Rimmel Glameyes Mascara
The BALM Maryloumanizer
Jordana Lipliner
NYX lip liner pale pink

I hope you enjoy!

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Mauvey Glam Eyes Featuring The NAKED 3 Palette

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Warm colors are my safe place. Bronze, mustards, reds, oranges, light browns, dark browns – they all bring such life to the face. My skin tone is absolutely awakened by warm colors, but I have felt like I have been in a rut. The same few colors every day.

Last night I stayed up eating cookies in bed while watching Gotham on Netflix. Side note – Did you know Keebler made cookies nearly identical to the girl scout Samoas? Did you also know I am slightly embarrassed to admit I buy packaged cookies when I can make my own…

Anyway, when I woke up I just was not feeling my best. Tired, wiping crumbs off my sleepy cheeks, I needed a pick me up. It was time to dust off my Naked 3 palette.

Mauves, pinks, purples and browns. Such a great original variety of colors. I need to remember to reach for them more often! I created a really easy look using only this palette. Strange is the best matte pink shadow to really open up the eyes and help you looked rested. Give this look a try!

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Products I Used:

Naked 3 Palette

NYC liquid liner

Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara

Rimmel Lip Liner Spice

Buxom Lipgloss Dolly

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Fall Matte Makeup 2015

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Matte Makeup looks are a big trend right now. Usually as soon as the weather threatens to cool down the matte makeup appears. I love matte eye looks for every day. I used my all time favorite Toofaced pallet to create the look. Unfortunately, this exact pallet was limited edition. The chocolate bar pallets have very similar colors. I definitely recommend one of those for this look.

Products used:

Buxom Eyeshadow – Jetsetter

Toofaced Limited Edition Pallet – white, light brown, medium brown, dark brown, and cranberry

Check Out the Toofaced Chocolate Bar Pallet Here

The BALM Maryloumanizer

NYC Liquid Liner Black

Rimmel Glam Eyes Mascara Black

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder Translucent

Jordana Lip Pencil Cabernet

ELF Matte Lip Cream Coral

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