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Showing posts from December, 2012

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my clients; Past, Present and Future, a Safe and Wonderful New Year! It has been an honor to be able to provide makeup services for so many beautiful people. I am looking forward to an exciting 2013 and hope most of you will follow along on the journey!

Smoothie Detox

After the holidays, I always feel the need to detox for a healthier, fresh start My favorite is a berry banana smoothie 1/2 cup blueberries 1/2 cup raspberries 1 banana 1/2 cup orange juice 2 tablespoons flaxseed Start by adding flaxseed to blender and grind into a fine powder Add berries, banana and oj and blend until smooth If you freeze berries prior to use, it will create a creamier smoothie

A sweet love letter....

From Georgia bride Hollie....

Motivation ~ Inspiration

You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf....

Quote of the Day

This has certainly been one crazy year. It's never too soon to reflect on changing your way of thinking. I have vowed to focus on the here and now, keep the past where it belongs and enjoy life. "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again" Here's to a fresh start and a new way of thinking!!

Georgia Wedding - Nov. 3, 2012

A few wedding day images from my Georgia Bride Hollie and her bridal party Photos: www. marybethtyson .com

Summer Hair all Winter Long

During the summer months, I find my hair looks amazing after spending a day at the beach. The salt water and ocean breeze create loose, messy curls that reminds me of a carefree time. When winter rolls around and the days at the beach are nonexistent (even in Florida), I have the perfect cure for the cold weather blahs. Use a homemade Sea Salt Spray to recreate the beach wavy hair of summer. You will need a spray bottle, a cup (8 oz.) of warm water, a teaspoon of Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil and a dab of clear hair gel. Add the warm water to your spray bottle. Next, add the teaspoon of Sea Salt, then the 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil. Now add just a dab of clear hair gel. This will help keep the curls in place. Add the top to your spray bottle and shake well. Spray on dry or damp hair and scrunch to create beachy waves.

Pantone Color Institute announced 2013's Color of the Year

PANTONE 17-5641 Emerald, a lively, radiant, lush green, is the Color of the Year for 2013.  I can't help but be reminded of The Emerald City in the Land of Oz. This luminous color can be added to your wardrobe or makeup for a burst of freshness!  A bright pop of Emerald Green will liven up your look, adding a fun and zest. Here are a few makeup options to add spice to your style.

Tonia's Wedding Photos

Sneak peek at Tonia's wedding

Cami's Engagement Photos

Photos courtesy A.J. Neste Photography

Let it glow, let it glow, let it glow....

As temperatures begin to drop, humidity lowers and the winds pick up, your skin can become dry and irritated. You need to take care of your skin from head to toe. Here are a few tips to Winterize your skin. Start by switching your facial cleanser to one that is designed for sensitive skin. You want to avoid over exfoliating as it can cause your skin to become dry, red and flaky. Hot showers and baths will open the pores causing moisture in the skin to evaporate. Opt for luke warm water instead. When you dry off, use patting motions rather than rubbing the towel across your skin. Apply a moisturizing lotion immediately to help seal in the moisture and keep your skin soft and supple. To perk up dry, tired skin, use a hydrating facial mask infused with vitamins. This will help restore the natural glow of the skin. Feed your skin with antioxidants and Omega-3 fats. Choose foods with nutrients that will help your skin retain its natural oils. Be sure you are getting the

Aaah....the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.....

When the crowded malls and gift searching begin to take a toll, why not add a little sparkle to yourself at this oh-so-festive time of year?  Here are a few fun items that would knock the lip gloss off any Glamour Girl.  O*P*I Good Tidings We Bling! Red and Green Nail Lacquer. Boscia Pink Peppermint Blotting Linens. A package of 100 blotting linens infused with the invigorating essence of peppermint for a fresh sensation to pep up your complexion. Sephora Lollipop Lip Gloss A shimmery pink gloss in an irresistibly cute lollipop-shaped container. Philosphy High Tea Tidings Set A trio of moisturizing formulas that leave skin soft, silky, and kissed with deliciously fruity scents. Too Faced Sweet Indulgence Palette A confection of a collection designed to satisfy cravings for color and countless looks.