5 Reasons to Get Married in the Fall

5 Reasons to Get Married in the Fall

Many brides know exactly what they want when it comes to their dress or flowers, but struggle when it comes to picking the time of year to actually have their wedding. This might happen for many different reasons – maybe they love every season, or simply don’t even know where to start. So if you are having a hard time with this decision as well, I am here to help guide you. Although I have good things to say about every part of the year, I am going to talk about why getting married in the fall is a perfect choice for any type of bride, and why it should be a final contender!

Why You Need to Update Your Skin Care Regime

Why You Need to Update Your Skin Care Regime

Skin care trends are becoming more and more popular these days, potentially leaving you confused or overwhelmed on where to begin. And especially now with all the various types of DIY scrubs and face masks emerging, it’s important to stay up to date on what people are finding helpful v. harmful for their skin. As a licensed esthetician, I am always emphasizing the importance of using products that are best suited for each individual skin type – which believe it or not, may or may not align with the current trends.  

So whether it be throwing away products, or trying some new ones, read on to see why you should update your skin care routine!

How to Have Long Lasting Makeup

How to Have Long Lasting Makeup

I know the struggle—no matter how hard you try, your makeup almost never seems to stay on when you need it to. And although you might re-apply routinely, the face that you worked so hard on in the beginning of the night, seems to disappear and smudge away by the end of the night.

As a bridal makeup artist, I need to ensure that my clients look beautiful from the time I apply their makeup to the time their wedding ends. So today I’m sharing with you some secrets to keep your makeup lasting through the night!

5 Favorite Fall Makeup Trends of 2018

5 Favorite Fall Makeup Trends of 2018

Summer is officially over, and it’s once again that time to break out those cozy knit sweaters, and flannel shirts! I am here to inform you that the season of fresh-faced looks has come to an end, and there is a completely new makeup style guide that has taken its place.  But don’t fret- by sharing with you my absolute favorite fall makeup trends, you will be fully up to date, and ready to take on this year’s 2018 fall season!  

Dealing With Burnout As An Entrepreneur

Dealing With Burnout As An Entrepreneur

In our society, busy is seen as a badge of honor. People one-up each other over how few hours of sleep they got the night before. We're all running around like chickens with our heads cut off constantly, and I have been no exception lately. When you are faced with a large amount of work on any project, you are at risk of burnout no matter how much you might love what you do. 

Why You Need To Throw Away Your Scrub Immediately!

Why You Need To Throw Away Your Scrub Immediately!

You may have heard about St. Ives Apricot Scrub in the news lately as its parent company is being sued over its formulation. All of the estheticians of the world collectively rejoiced, as this is a product that many people use and believe helps their skin when in reality is doing much more harm than good.

Jaymine and Jigar's Des Moines, Iowa Hindu Wedding

Jaymine and Jigar's Des Moines, Iowa Hindu Wedding

I think that wedding videography is an often overlooked service that is a really cool way to relive your wedding day and remember all of the fun. My bride Jaymine recently sent me the same day edit that her videographer, Aria Films, created from her wedding. And if you're anything like me, you love watching wedding and proposal videos, so have a watch of Jaymine and Jigar's beautiful wedding. 

Mythbusters: Skin Care Edition

Mythbusters: Skin Care Edition

If you're anything like me you very much enjoy shows like Mythbusters and Adam Ruins Everything where common misconceptions are "ruined" for you. And there are SO many misconceptions that I hear all the time about skin care, so today I wanted to bust some skin care myths! 

Pivot

Pivot

I don’t know if you’ve ever felt as though you were floating through life, doing what you were supposed to do but not what you wanted to do, but I have. I was a high achieving and intelligent young person, but always had issues applying myself if I wasn’t passionate about something. In the family I come from, you graduated high school, went to college, then got a traditional job that offered a 401k and good insurance and allowed you to do the things you want to do…

My Travel Beauty Essentials

My Travel Beauty Essentials

As you may know if you follow me on social media, I'm a bit of a travel junkie. I love setting out and exploring new places and meeting new people! My most recent trip was to Thailand, which I absolutely fell in love with! Being a beauty junkie as well as a travel junkie, I have perfected my travel skin care and beauty to ensure I'm bringing as much as possible to continue my routine! Here are some of my favorite products to take with me when I travel.

Foundation Review: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

Foundation Review: NARS Sheer Glow Foundation

I recently decided to switch foundations as I was previously using Urban Decay's Naked Skin foundation, which I loved the finish of but I felt it was breaking me out. After taking a look at the ingredient list, I realized there were some ingredients in there that could be problematic for my acne-prone skin. So after doing some research on foundations that are safe for acneic skin I bought two contenders from NARS, the All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation and the Sheer Glow Foundation, both in the shade Barcelona.

How long does it take before you see results from new skin care?

How long does it take before you see results from new skin care?

I TOTALLY get it. We live in a world of instant gratification, so we're trained to expect immediate results from everything we do. I know you get super excited when you go home with a new skin care product, and I know that oftentimes you're a little disappointed when this new cleanser that was supposed to change your entire life doesn't show you a noticeable difference in your skin after your first use. But with skin, we've got to be patient. Those of you who are serial switchers are never letting any of these products actually have a chance to work for your skin. Sticking with a routine for even a week and not seeing results isn't enough. So what is?

Chicago Cubs Styled Shoot

Chicago Cubs Styled Shoot

I'm sharing a styled shoot that I participated in last year that celebrated the Chicago Cubs' historic World Series win, which was also featured in Wedding Day. My friend Carla of Forever Incredible Photography is a big Cubs fan and contacted me wondering if I'd be interested in working with her on a styled shoot to celebrate their win. I don't think I could have told her yes any quicker! I thought it was such a fun idea and a cool way to commemorate the Cubs' win.