6 Easy Steps to Prep Your Skin for Makeup

What’s the missing link between what you see makeup artists on Youtube and Instagram with a full face of makeup VS. your own? They show you the steps to achieve the given look and the makeup products to use for each step, but somehow your skin isn’t poreless, glowy, and supple looking after the look has been replicated… You’re most likely missing the most crucial step: Read More

Top Five Makeup Brands You Didn’t Know were Cruelty-free

Surprisingly, many of the most popular makeup brands you see browsing in Ulta and Sephora are 100% cruelty-free. For me as a makeup artist, knowing this information it seems ridiculous to use any brand that tests on animals, being there’s such a wide array of other options. If it’s truly beautiful, how can it harness the ability to harm another? It wouldn’t. With that being said, here are five amazing choices that will enable your harmless vanity to rise. Read More

Dangerous ingredients in the beauty products you’re using?


As you may or may not know, there are very little regulations on the ingredients that are allowed into our beauty products. The FDA has a list of Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) ingredients that doesn’t seem to consider long term affects, and continual exposure to them. Some of these ingredients are added to cut ends, Read More

Does drinking water really quench your skin’s thirst?

This summer you might need more than your 8 glasses of ice water.

As we roll casually into the summer months, our hectic lives don’t seem pause and we end up forgetting to drink enough liquid to quench our bodies thirst. As we’re sweating out all of that aqua, does following up with a gallon of water a day actually result in your skin being beautiful, plump, and radiant? Read More

Harmful Products to Your Health and Environment?

“Our mission at Aveda is to care for the world we live in,
from the products we make, to the ways in which we give back to society.
At Aveda we strive to set an example for environmental leadership and responsibility
not just in the world of beauty but around the world.”

As I browsed my options for Massage Therapy and Esthetic schools in Central Florida, I was blown away by Aveda Institute, and their mission is what ultimately won me over.Giving back to society, and sourcing sustainable ingredients for their products is just a small fraction of the impact this brand has demonstrated. Are the products you are using in your daily skincare regime, and hair care harmful to you and the environment? They very well could be, and this raised crucial questions in my mind as I began researching a product line to use on my clients, and a brand to stand by. Read More