Thursday, December 3, 2009

Music and Makeup Movies

Beauty comes in many forms...My favorite of which is beautiful music.

If you are a lover of beautiful music, then you MUST go out and buy this album!!  And I do mean the album "O" by Damien Rice.  Not the I-tunes!  Because then, you would not be able to flip through the provocative and haunting images that he has created in the liner notes.

A couple of my personal faves on here:  Volcano, Blower's Daughter, and Cold Water.
Hopefully my lil' sis and I will eventually play Cold Water at Log On Open mic night!

Why is this album so necessary?  It is full of beauty, melancholy, and hope.  There are so many beautiful musical surprises that will astound you...the vocals are haunting and amazing.  The lyrics are powerful, simple, and true. The melodies, harmonies, and dissonance throughout will humble you and break your heart.

Mr. Rice has shared his soul and I hope it warms your heart as it has mine.  Go buy it today!!

And on another (non-musical) beauty note :)...Thanks to all for watching my Merry and Bright video this week!  I am the Elle Video Star for the week!!  OMG!!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Blogging Beauties

Hello friends! This is a very quick post, cause I gotta go get ready for my second job...BUT I just wanted to say hi! I am so inspired by my fave makeup blogger Kandee...she is actually in the lead for the Elle vid this week :) Just wanted to say, take a look at the videos! Somehow, mine got thousands of votes!! Who knows what's going on....but I won't complain :)

And follow Kandee's blog here:

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The beautiful city of wind

And here are some images from one of my most fave cities...Chicago!  I have had the great fortune the past three years to go to a national Food Bank conference there, and I always have a great time!

I LOVE the architecture, LOVE the changing leaves in the fall, and the SNOW!  I also LOVE the fact that public transportation is so easy to use!  I was so proud of myself when I took the bus from my friend's street (with my giant suitcase), through town, to the train stop, and on the train to the plane!  And basically for FREE!  I purchased a 24-hour fun pass the day before and had used the value already in 2 bus rides!  Hello, Beaumont, at least put in some sidewalks :)

  And no...You are NOT dreaming, this is actually Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn, Breakfast at Tiffany's) and a real-life unicorn.  They were spotted out on the town the night of Halloween, oddly enough...

Thanks to my new friend Heather for opening her adorable home to me the last weekend.  I had a Mah-velous time dahling!  And if you've never been to Chi-town, go ASAP!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Jazzy for the Blues

Here I am, All Jazzed Up, ready to listen to some blues at Log On Cafe....where I am typing this very instant, enjoying some inexpensive chardonnay :)  and priceless music that just gets ya right there.  I am so grateful to have found the blues...I feel it in my soul and know that one day I'll get the chance to share my blues with the world.

All you pretty ladies...

Well, this is kinda hard to read but it's very exciting!  If you go to Sarah Evans blog, (see the link to her website in the previous post) you can find this ad for a boudoir session that includes makeup with ME!!  If you've never seen boudoir pics, they are classy and beautiful and a great gift for Valentine's Day (or anytime).

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Makeup and computers just might mix

Here with the girls lookin at makeup stuff! A New Years pic of hair and makeup I did for one of the lovely ladies helpin' me learn how to use this dang blog!! Thanks miss amy ;)

And here is the other beautiful lady helpin' me. Too bad it's the back of her sexy head! Thanks Katie ;) This is from a photo shoot we did in Spring '07.

Friday, September 25, 2009

SETX Wedding Preview

Okay, so it's been over 2 months since my last post, and I'm the ONLY person who's even read that :)  I AM going to be technologically advanced (she says in the mirror 10 times every morning....hmm maybe that is a good idea)!

And so, here are some pics related to the Southeast Texas Wedding Preview this past Sunday at the MCM Elegante in Beaumont.  I was "the makeup lady", doing makeup on anyone and everyone who would let me!!  It was a lot of fun! 
 Thanks to Ashley Behn of and for making it such a success! 

My wonderful friend Daylis was an amazing model!  I also had the privilege of doing makeup on Sarah of saraheevansphotography.  Look at some of her amazing stuff here:

I had a LOT of traffic and did makeup for 3 hours non-stop!  I was either making up Daylis or anyone else who stopped by and wanted a little touch-up!

And here is the incredibly beautiful "Bride Daylis"!!!!  If you look a little closer in the right-hand corner...that pic is the bridal portrait by Sarah Evans that I did makeup for and was used on the billboard for the preview!!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Opening my heart via computers

Hello world! This is me, trying to be technologically advanced and share my love of makeup and all things beauty with all of you. I hope we can all learn something new and amazing along the way. Thanks!!