How to Use a Curling Wand

Curling wands have become a household hair styling staple over the past few years. I have had mine for about 7 years now and I don’t know what I would do without it! One question that I am asked often is how to use a curling wand. I totally understand how a curling wand would seem pretty intimidating but they don’t need to be at all!

How to use a curling wand

One of the best things about a curling wand is the ability to create different curls with it that can create entirely different styles! I will be sharing how to create different curls in a later post because I wanted to teach you first just the basics of using a curling wand. I am sharing just how to make a basic barrel curl. [Read more…]

Makeup Brush Cleaning Techniques and Homemade Cleaner

Let’s face it, cleaning makeup brushes isn’t the most enjoyable activity to do. Because of that, often times it gets put off and we are left with dirty brushes that cause uneven makeup application and breakouts on our skin. It is so important to clean your makeup brushes! I used totally dread cleaning them, but I have learned a few tricks to making the process a little faster and more enjoyable. I want to share my top two makeup brush cleaning techniques and my top secret homemade brush cleaner!

Makeup Brush Cleaning Techniques and Homemade Brush Cleaner Recipe on

You can watch my video where I demo both of my preferred methods and scroll down for links to everything you need to wash your makeup brushes and beauty blenders! [Read more…]

MaskCara Beauty Event

 Photo credit: Shannon Elizabeth


Every once and a while, I have a “pinch me” moment because of an opportunity that I get because of blogging. I had one of those moments when I was invited to attend a beauty event to celebrate MaskCara’s new makeup line. I was surrounded by some of the most amazing, influential social media savvy women in the entire world that night. We got mini makeovers, ate delicious food, and had girl talk until we felt like we had known each other for ages.


The event was held at Image studios in Salt Lake City. As a cosmetologist, I have seen my fair share of salons, but I have never in my life seen one more beautiful than this place. It was mind blowing!

My favorite makeover of the night, was hands down Alycia’s. She was gorgeous before, but after a little coaxing from Michelle Money, Alycia got eyebrows!



Isn’t that change unbelievable? I always, ALWAYS talk about the power of eyebrows and this is just a testament to that. Everyone needs eyebrows. Laura is the artist behind these beauties and this was her reaction when she saw how Alycia’s eyebrows turned out. I seriously probably could have kissed her too!


Things got a little weird there for a minute when we started bonding over nose hairs, or the lack there of.


But nothing made us feel more beautiful than when Vivian and Cara got their hands on us and worked their magic.



Seriously, you guys. If you don’t already own MaskCara’s HAC pack, do yourself a favor and buy it right this second. The ability to highlight and contour while covering your blemishes is incredible.


This is one event I find myself thinking about time and time again. It was a really beautiful night and I am so grateful for the opportunity that I had to go and be around such amazing human beings.


You can watch a video about this fun event and a tutorial to show you how to use Maskcara’s makeup HERE!

Big, HUGE, thank you’s to Mint Arrow, MaskCara, and Michelle and Laura for all of your hard work in planning this event!