It HAS been done!

Keyword: zombie bride, bridal makeup, halloween makeup

It’s that time of year where people start thinking of what they are going to be for halloween.  Well for one bride I have booked, it came pretty easy to her.  She hired me to work her wedding on Halloween weekend. Her wedding is a costume party and they whole bridal party will be made into zombies!!


You cannot believe the excitement I had when I first got the inquiry. Upon having her trial last night I learned that they are actually to be wed at the justice of the peace a few days before and that the wedding is really just an excuse to have a halloween party.  Still, she will be arriving in a hearse and walked….or should I say carried, down the aisle in a coffin!  The flower girl will be throwing dead petals and they will be eating “brains” instead of a four tier wedding cake.


I so wish I could post pictures from the trail but I don’t want to give it all away.  Rest assured I will be taking photos left and right on the morning of the wedding.

This has been done before.  She is not the first to come up with this concept.  I give credit to everyone who can pull this concept off!  Stay tunned in October to see how it all turns out!

Cuts, burns, chapped lips, & shaving!!


Keyword: neosporin, chapped lips, shaving, chapstick

With the start of the cold air comes one thing I hate- chapped lips!!  Okay, okay, I also hate shoveling snow, being cold, having to wear bulky jackets, ice on my windshield…I could go on and on, but lets stick to chapped lips, shall we??  I always struggle with finding a chapstick that actually does a good job. I feel like all I do is keep reapplying and it gets me nowhere. Well, for those of you battling the same war try picking up both the Daily Hydration Therapy and the Overnight Renewal Therapy from Neosporin’s Lip Health line. It says you will see results within 3 days but I saw it almost instantly.  I love that the daily one has spf 20 in it!  That is so important!


Don’t laugh, but this is what I use instead of soap or shaving cream. I’m serious!  Okay, it can get a little messy and I have to use the throw away razors because can really get all gunked up, but this stuff is awesome. Hello!!!…it’s for minor cuts and burns. Isn’t that what razor burn is?? Next time you are going to shave your legs….or your bikini area…try this!  Seriously!

Welcome to the weekend!

Keyword: friday, wedding, mothers day

It’s my second favorite day of the week!  FRIDAY has finally arrived! There is so much going on this weekend, I am not even sure where to begin!


First off, I have a makeup trial tonight with one of my older brothers friends from high school.  This is very exciting for me. My brother is 6 years older than me. I can remember the days when I thought him and his friends were so cool. They were in high school and here I was, this twerpy little elementary school kid. I can remember always trying to spy and sneak down stairs to hang out with them!  So I feel extra honored that I was asked to do her makeup. I know she is going to look beautiful on her big day!


Fast forward to Saturday…the day I get to work a wedding that I am probably going to be super emotional for!  My little sisters best friend from elementary school is getting married!  Not only do I have the privilege to do her hair, but I will be attending the wedding as well. It’s so unbelievable how fast time goes. And my heart is filled with so much joy that I get to make her feel even more special on her wedding day!  Tomorrow is a day I look forward to very much!

But of course, we cannot forget about Mothers Day! I hope your got your mom something very special! I am excited to give my mom her gift.  I just know she will love it!!


Happy Weekend to all, and Happy Mothers Day to all the moms out there….including mine!!

And a happy passover too!

Keyword: easter, passover, bunny, eggs, egg hunt

While the easter bunny gets ready to come deliver all kind of goodies to you and your family, I wanted to take the time to wish you all the best holiday weekend!  I hope your time spent with your family and friends adds wonderful memories to your history. Easter is one of my favorite holidays.  I always love a good excuse to spend time with close ones, but also…who can resist a good easter egg hunt?! And let’s not forget about the peeps!! Yum, yum!


Now, the Easter bunny must get ready for the big day!


Happy Easter to all!  Have a wonderful weekend.  See you all back here on Monday!!



No, I don’t think I am too old!

Keyword: shimmer art, glitter tattoos, shimmer body

If you are a girl, you cannot look at that and not wish this it was on your arm, or leg instead!  It’s so sparkly, and pretty!  So I bet you are thinking…how do I get one of these, and is it appropriate for someone my age to have one? Well, let me just say that it is appropriate for any one at any age to sport a glitter tattoo.  If someone gives you a hard time about it, you just send them my way! So now that you so desperately want one, let me tell you my story-

I was laying in bed last night flipping through the channels.  I had a long busy work day and even though I was tired, I could not for the life of me fall asleep. So here I am watching Nickelodeon at 1am because they play all the old 90′s Nick shows and it totally takes me back to being a kid! All of a sudden this commercial comes on.  I actually got so excited that I sat up in bed just staring at my screen.  I can make my very own glitter tattoos?!  Are you serious!?  It was like a dream come true.  I immediately grabbed my phone and wrote down the website in the note pad where I jot down article ideas.  I knew it had to be the first thing I wrote about as soon as I woke up!

Here’s how it works… You get one of two sets (don’t be cheap, get the bigger and better one. No one wants to be stuck with only 4 colors!) Pick your stencil, place it anywhere on your body.  Use the glue to paint your skin inside the stencil.  Remove stencil and paint glitter over sticky surface.  Accoding to the commercial it lasts for about a week.  To order this product and watch the infomercial they have go to

I just want to cover my body with all kinds of glittery stars and butterflies!


The meaning of this article = I am just a big kid (never mind the fact that I turn 30 tomorrow!)

Oh…just some good cookin’!


Keyword: food, smell, hair

So it’s your good friends birthday and you get invited out to have some amazing hibachi (Hotoke in Smithtown to be specific! yum!)  You get yourself all dolled up, pick out the perfect outfit and take your time washing your hair and giving yourself an awesome blow out.  Dinner is as amazing as you expected and the show they put on while cooking the food right in front of you makes for a very entertaining night! You have a wonderful night smiling and laughing with friends (while looking awesome, don’t forget!) And then you get home!!  Everything smells!  Not only your clothes, but your hair!  Now, if you are like me, then you don’t wash your hair every day.  So here is my dilemma: My hair looks great.  Remember, I gave myself that awesome blow out earlier!  This should normally last me 2 to 3 days. But now my hair smells like hibachi!!! I don’t want to wash it again for a number of reasons.  One being that every time I wash it, more and more of my pink streaks wash out, and lets not forget the time and effort that goes into the blowout process. Do I really want to do it all again only 4 hours later?  Ugh!  So, I’ve tried the whole spraying perfume in my hair but that never really works.  I always end up rewashing and starting from scratch.  But there has to be a better way, right?  Please, someone tell me that they have a better way to say goodbye to yummy food smells from my hair without having to reshampoo!!  I await your thoughts and ideas….



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The living sea!

Keyword: Face Off, SyFy, prosthetics, make- up, special effects

Last weeks episode of SYFY’s ‘Face-Off’ was probably one of the most interesting episodes between last season, and this season….and we are only on episode 2.  The contestants were given a challenge to bring sea creatures to life but the kick was that all make-up had to hold up underwater!  They were put into teams of two and got to work right away! Immediately drama beings, as expected of reality tv otherwise we wouldn’t watch it, would we?

While most of the creatures were pretty spectacular, there were two that just didn’t make the grade what-so-ever and in fact it was embarrassing to watch! Ian and RJ decided to create a shark and thought it would be funny to put him in a suit and call him a “lawyer”. As soon as they came up with the idea I knew it was a bad one.  They took the easy way out here.  Everyone else spent time on full body make-up and these guys dressed their model in a suit. For this concept to work, the make-up they DID do should have been absolutely amazing…and it wasn’t. Their biggest down fall = not sewing the clothing down.  As soon as their model jumped into the water, his whole jacket and shirt went up and covered his face, exposing his unmade-up body.  I was shaking my head the whole time watching this.

I had higher hopes for Jerry and Nix. One is known for his painting skills, the other had been doing FX make-up for like 40 years or so. When their turtle stepped out on stage I thought I was at an amusement park for kids. I could see children lining up to take pictures with the cool cartoon-like turtle!  This is NOT the way to impress the judges. It only got worse from there!  When he jumped into the water, he couldn’t seem to get his barrings and when he finally did, his shell almost completely came off.  It was such a disaster! In the end, this duo was rated the worst out of all of them…and with good reason!


I really hope to see more from these contestants. They have a lot to prove after this episode!