3 Ways To Help Your Hairstylist Not Screw Up Your Hair

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Communication is key- and not just in your personal relationships. I think we have all been-there-done-that in this story: A trip to the salon for "something a little different", but leaving with something so far from what we wanted. I started my career as a stylist in a salon and I can say that I have been on BOTH sides of this unfortunate mishap: The cape is removed and the big reveal yields tears and disappointment. It's not fun for anyone involved; it can be heartbreaking for the Continue Reading

Quick Winter Skin Pick-Me-Up

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Heyo!  Just a quick note to let you know that I'm still preggo over here and DRYER than ever in this changing winter weather. Thanks hormones + Nashville's indecisive weather patterns! I mean, my skin cannot get enough moisture/lotion/oil!!  One of my faves to aid in this has been the Lustro Body Oil in Jasmine. It smells divine and keeps me soft, supple and stretch mark free!! To boot, its got NO chemicals or preservatives which makes me very happy for myself and the little life I'm Continue Reading

Give Gifts That Give!

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This time of year, I tend to get a bit  conflicted. I love to give Christmas gifts! And let's face it, I love to get them too. And shop for them... and wrap them. But the older I get, the more aware I become of the lack in the world we live in.  What if, this year, we could give two-fold? A super sweet gift for someone you love that is also directly supporting another life and culture?  It's the best of both worlds. I've found 3 organizations that make fantastic apparel! They are Continue Reading

Major Tips for Holiday Lips


Thanksgiving gatherings. Christmas parties (all of them). New Years Eve. What do these days all have in common? Eating and drinking! How's a girl supposed to keep her lips on whilst enjoying the holiday fare, without having to touch up every 6 bites? (Could we be so vain?) I'm sure most of us have tried a variety of different "Long Lasting" or "12 Hr. Wear" lipsticks. But do you know what I have found? The color may last but the wear does not. After an hour or two, my lips begin to Continue Reading

How TOXIC Is Your Skincare Routine? (And what to do about it)

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"The Situation": 101 The European Union, over the last 2 decades, has banned over 1,300 chemical ingredients in their personal care products. {These chemicals have been linked to learning & developmental disabilities, autism, ADHD, hormonal alterations, cancer and even prenatal side effects, and these are just the beginning.} The U.S of A, however, has banned 11. 11?! To boot, our country hasn't passed a federal law to regulate ingredients used in personal care products since Continue Reading

My 3 Fav Healthy Preggo Habits!


I decided before I was even close to being preggo that once I was there, it would be the healthiest I'd be in my life, for me and for my bebe! I didn't want to fall victim to the lie that as women we have to gain 80lbs and consume double because we are "eating for two". The truth is that we ARE eating for two, but one of you is very, very small. The average woman only needs about 300-500 more calories per day throughout pregnancy to keep up with the demands of her and baby's growing Continue Reading

Think Skin Checks Aren’t Necessary? Check Out My Guest Post at REN Dermatology!

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I've recently acquired new friends at REN Dermatology! They're awesome.   They've asked me to use my experiences over the past 7 years of being a hair and makeup artist to write regular pieces for their blog, how fun! This is the first of many to come...   Click here to read about my recent run-in with some skin health issues, and why it's important to get skin checks on the reg!   Spoiler alert: Dr. Lee found a spot I didn't know I had. Continue Reading

Jergen’s BB Body: Why you need it.

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I had a little fun in Target last week! Who doesn't l o v e Target?! No one, that's who. I was purchasing a few items to restock my kit for some jobs this week (false eyelashes, mascara, Q-Tips, etc..) when I stumbled upon a bottle of something that sounded like MAGIC... And it is. Jergens BB Body   I purchased the Medium/Dark. (If you have ANY kind of tan in these warm months, I would go with that. It's not a very dark tint.) I couldn't wait to try this stuff. The Continue Reading

Our Little Secret Is Out

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We've been keeping a secret.  I didn't want to, I swear! But it had to be kept. A three- month long secret... I know I've totally been MIA. I haven't been posting anything new or going to events or interacting. It's felt like there's a giant wall between us!! But alas, the time has come when I can share with you this secret, and things can go back to the way they were... SEAN AND I ARE FREAKIN' HAVING A BABY!!!!!! It must be contagious. I think 99% of my friends are preggo. Continue Reading

Look Pretty, Save Money: Mousse (not your mother’s 80’s hair product)


First! A mini update: Hi guys! I've been traveling/working for the last couple of weeks so pardon my absence. I've missed you. I was in Las Vegas for the 2014 ACM awards and then hopped over to Los Angeles for some much needed R&R with Sean. It was fantastic; time well-spent with great friends in awesome weather.... it was perfect. But alas, it's back to reality and back to the grind for me! I have just enough time to pop out the latest Look Pretty, Save Money before I meet with Continue Reading

I Like to Punch Things and You Should Too


It's spring, whether the temperature outside says so or not! And this means that summer is right around the corner. And that means that we will all be on the beach, at the pool or playing in sprinklers... in bathing suits.  See ya winter! Goodbye stay-in-and-binge-eat-cookie dough-movie-nights! (...maybe...) It's time to get our butts in gear and in shape. Good news! I just found the perfect solution for anyone who loves a butt-kicking workout and having fun.  B O X I N Continue Reading

Look Pretty, Save Money: EyeLash Growth Serum

Happy Monday, all! Today I'm bringing you one great product that my celebrity clients rave about/love and it's less expensive over-the-counter alternative that I use. Let's talk eyelashes. I'm a serious eyelash freak. I like 'em long, full and real. Buuut not all of us were born that way --> me! {{ Side note- I used to have lash extensions and they were better than you could imagine, I felt like I didn't even have to wear makeup! But between up-keep, cost and the lack of lashes I Continue Reading

Look Pretty, Save Money: Face Masks

Good morning all! It is snowing here in Nashville (in March!) and I am a cranky pants about it. IT'S SPRING.  ~~Aye aye aye~~ To cheer myself up, I may just have to pamper my skin today, poor thing just wants some relief from the frigid temperatures. Luckily, this week is all about skincare, while I help you Look Pretty, Save Money. Below, I compare a mask my clients rave about and one very under-appreciated mask; one of them you may just be able to snag while grabbing your groceries... Continue Reading

I Got A Clarisonic – This Is My One Regret.

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Here's what happened (with photos):  The condition of our skin is so vital to feeling beautiful. Having the option to put on makeup (or not!)  is so freeing and a huge confidence boost, am I right?  If you've ever struggled with blemishes, you know how humiliating it can be. Don't you just want to crawl into a hole and hide?! I most certainly did. I didn't even want Sean to see me without makeup. I have struggled with hormonal acne on-and-off throughout my life. The last 2 years have brought Continue Reading

Look Pretty, Save Money: Argan Oil

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>>It's that super awesome time of the week! I bring you one killer beauty product (what I use on my clients) and then it's less expensive alternative (what I use on ME).  >> >>This week it's all about hair care. I want to help you Look Pretty and Save Money. >>  What I use on them: Morroccan Oil $38 Moroccan Oil has made a name for themselves- they are solely responsible for the "argan oil" hype that we see everywhere. I recommend this to tons of my female Continue Reading

Dang, girl! // Anna Redmon


Who she is: Wife.   Momma.   Wardrobe stylist.  Twin.  Movie costume designer.   Clothing designer.   Friend. Anna-freaking- Redmon!!! Anna lives in Nashville with her touring musician hubby Jeremy Redmon, and 2 adorable babies (Irabelle and Adron). She's a super creative wardrobe stylist, clothing designer and costume designer for films (and former model, duh). We've worked together on countless photo shoots over the last several years and I still get excited when I have the privilege to be Continue Reading

Look Pretty, Save Money | Blush

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Alright, alright! This week's product hack is one of my all-time favorites! Blush, blusher, rouge- whatever you call it these are both sure to please. But do you want to pay $30 or $3? Check it!   Look pretty, save money with... What I use on them: NARS 'Orgasm' $30 I love these colors! NARS' "Orgasm" is a color that I use on nearly every gal in my chair, especially my country gals! It brightens and "wakes up" any face instantly! What I use on me: E.L.F 'Tickled Pink' Continue Reading

5 Reasons You’ll Really Like Liking Yourself


  We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light. ~Mary Dunbar Hey, you're awesome. People like you.. and I bet if we met, I'd like you too. Soo...you should like yourself! But it's not always that easy. Some people are great at liking themselves, others not so much. It's so easy to look in the mirror judging and picking ourselves apart about the smallest things! One of the reasons I decided to start liking Continue Reading

Look Pretty, Save Money: Dry Shampoo

It's that time again you guys! Happy monday! Today I'm bringing you one amazing product that I use all the time on my clients, and it's less expensive match that I actually use on myself. $50 hairspray?? Ain't nobody got that fa' that. Except for like, Katy Perry. Cheers to looking awesome and being smart with your hard-earned paycheck.   Look Pretty, Save Money with.. Dry Shampoo.   What I use on them: TIGI BedHead Dry Shampoo $18 This stuff is the bomb.com. I love the Continue Reading