Highlighting and Contouring with the Best Blend Forever Brush

In today’s tutorial I am going to show you how to use the Best Blend Forever Brush to Highlight. You can also use it to contour but I still prefer the Detail HAC brush for contour. The Best Blend Forever (BBF) Brush gives the lightest yet full coverage look, as if you have had airbrush…

Christmas Prep List

Every year I try to start early with my Christmas preparations but it never fails, I usually feel pretty stressed out by the time Christmas is here.  This year though, I am feeling  ready to enjoy the holidays.  Having a solid prep list has really helped.  Here are a few things I have done or…

What inspires you?

If I am being totally honest, I have been uninspired lately. Which is probably the reason for no posts or tutorials in a few months. Life gets busy and for me, my hobbies are the first to take a backseat. I focus on the necessary and let everything else go. I find so much joy…

Summer Makeup Tips + Tricks

Happy Monday!  This is the beginning of our last full week of summer break.  I am kind of sad about summer break being over, but also excited to get back to a routine! Anyway, here is a little tutorial on how I have been doing my makeup lately so it lasts all day in this…

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July, swimming at my in-laws and lighting off a few fireworks at home.  Normally, we host a big party at our house, but this year we skipped it.  I definitely missed it, and look forward to hosting a Husker football party or two this fall to make up for…

Photo of the day

Hey, Hey, Hey, Happy Sunday!  This past month has kicked my butt.  We have had gymnastics, baseball, t-ball, vacations, golf lessons, swimming lessons, piano lessons, VBS and finishing our basement.  I am not trying to complain, but am so excited for a less scheduled July.  Saying ‘no’ to things that aren’t essential and ‘yes’ to…

Copper and Denim Eyeshadow Tutorial

Well!  It has been a minute since I have posted anything and a good month since I have shared a tutorial!  Life has been busy lately, a trip to Estes Park, Colorado and Chicago- both were fun but I am glad to be home and getting caught up on laundry.  I am always amazed at…

Easy Sugar Scrub

This past winter was quite rough on my hands.  After mentioning it on my Instagram account, many followers recommended a scrub, lotions, oils, using gloves when doing dishes, etc.  There were so many great suggestions!  One that really helped me was using this sugar scrub every few days!  I found similar ‘recipes’ on Pinterest, but…

Basic Everyday Makeup

Today I am showing how I do my makeup on most days.  I love this simple look and these colors flatter most people.  I sped up this video to save on time, but it takes me about 10 minutes from start to finish in real time!  Let me know what you think of this style…

Easy Everyday Eyeshadow Tutorial

Need a quick eyeshadow look for everyday?  I got you covered!  This look will transition great from day to night too, with adding one more color, Trust, on the outer corner.  Trust me, it worked great- no pun intended.  I hope you are having a great Thursday and all the colors and brushes are linked…

Snow Day #6

Snow days.  We have had 6 of them since my kids went back to school in January.  They have had one full week of school between holidays and snow days and it seems like this winter will never end.  That being said, we have definitely enjoyed our fair share of sledding this year, which makes…

Maskcara Artist Program

I wanted to let you know I added a section all about the Maskcara Artist Program here on my site!  I joined the program in January 2018 and it has been such a fun year of learning!  If you are curious about it or want to know more, head on over to the side bar…

Get Ready With Me! #GRWM

I always love watching the full on tutorials of other artists getting ready to pick up any tips/tricks on how they do their makeup so I thought I would do a sped up version.  I listed all the products below of what I used, makeup brushes and linked everything to my Maskcara Beauty site to…

Favorite Books I have Read

I love reading about others’ favorites, so I thought I would share a few of my favorite books I have read.  Some of these titles I have read recently and others it has been a while, but nonetheless, they are my favorites!   Top five favorite cookbooks: 1. Well Fed by Melissa Joulwan 2.  Gather…

Eyeshadow Tutorial

  I have shared this eyeshadow tutorial before on my Instagram page, but thought it was worth sharing here because it is one of my favorite looks!  I used the following colors and they are all available via the links!  Let me know if you try the tape trick I show in this tutorial, too!…

New Blue Eyeshadows Arrived

Maskcara Beauty released 4 new blue eyeshadows this past month and I thought it would be fun to show you a way you could use them!  I like mixing warm and cool shades together and also using mattes and shimmers together.  I think it keeps the eye look from looking too flat or too disco…

My Curly Haired Tutorial and Favorite Products

I have been asked a few times about doing a tutorial on how I curl my hair, so here is my indepth way I curl my hair.  To begin with, I am starting with clean and blow dried hair. When I dry my hair, I like to use the following products. Lanaza Healing Color Care…

All about those brows

Today, let’s talk about brows! Brows bring balance to your face and frame your beautiful eyes.  They can really change your overall look, so it’s important to fill them in correctly.  Let’s jump right in. Beginning with your face shape, things to consider- is your face more rounded or is it more long and thin?…

My Skin Care Routine

Skin Care.  It seems like everyone is talking about it and with good reason.  Your skin is the very foundation for how your makeup will lay and appear.  If you take care of it well, your makeup will look its best and most natural.  I would encourage you to do your research for your own…

Trendsend Box from Evereve

This week, I want to share about a great clothing service from Evereve, The Trendsend Box. I began using this service about 2 years ago, when I knew I was done having kids and wanted to rebuild my wardrobe after living in maternity clothes off and on for 5 years. I love how this subscription…

Maskcara Makeup Brushes

Happy Friday! I am not sure about you, but this week has been an interesting one! Back from a trip, a shortened school week, decorating for Christmas and of course regular kids activities! I am tired just thinking about it! Anyway, I wanted to hop on here to share a bit about Maskcara’s Makeup Brushes…

DIY earring holder

  The other day as I was getting ready, I realized my jewelry was getting a little unorganized.  I had earrings all over my closet shelf and couldn’t find what I needed quickly, so I looked up on Pinterest different jewelry organizers.  I didn’t want or need anything too fancy, and saw something similar to…

Favorite 20 minute Workouts

I don’t know about you, but I get bored with my workouts pretty easily.  I have found over the years that the best way for me to stay motivated is to switch up my routines.  Some weeks I focus more on lifting, other weeks it might be more cardio based.  Sometimes it is a mix…

Makeup & Glasses

Have you ever wondered what makeup looks best for days when you wear glasses?  Maybe you wear glasses everyday or maybe just on the weekends.  Either way, here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you look your best in glasses. Eye shadows:  When you are wearing glasses skip the smokey eye look…

Endless Options for a quick Breakfast

We have been in a bit of a breakfast rut lately so I have been working hard to change up our options! I asked my kids some of their breakfast options and they reminded me of our egg muffins we love.  The best part is you can add the ingredients you and your family love!…

Whole 30 Complete.

Yesterday, I completed my second full Whole 30.  I would be lying if I said I wanted to quit it 983,834,432 times.  I am really happy though I stuck it out and completed it.  I did my first Whole 30 in January of 2015 after I had my 4th child.  It was a great way…

Whole 30, Day #5

Today is my 5th day on Whole 30.  Have you heard of the Whole 30?  It is a 30 day reset designed to figure out food sensitivities by eating real whole foods and cutting out sugar, legumes, grains, dairy, MSG, carrageenan, sulfites, processed food and alcohol.  It is quite strict but the benefits are numerous….

Oh Monday.

We are back after a week long vacation in Minnesota!  It was a great week full of family time, games, relaxation, water skiing, crafts, golf and fishing!  I have been catching up on laundry, editing pictures and the day to day things this past weekend.  I will be getting to a regular schedule here soon,…

2 1/2 weeks Left of Summer Break

I can’t decide if that is a good thing or a bad thing that school starts in 2 1/2 weeks for three of my kids.  Part of me is so ready for more of a schedule and structure to our days and the other part is ready for time at the lake, backyard campfires, s’mores,…

Breakfast Parfait

This morning we made yogurt parfaits and they were so delicious I had to share here!  I found a great yogurt at Costco yesterday and I am kind of picky with what yogurt we buy.  Many brands add gums and additives to make it certain thickness or texture or added sugars.  This is the Kirkland…

Blogging again

Well, after about a year and a half break from blogging, I am at it again.  I will admit, it blogging kept me taking photos and documenting my family way better than what I have been doing.  I hope to use this space as a way to share some of my passions- adventures with my…

My favorite Instagram accounts to follow

Happy Friday!  Here is another round of favorites- some of my favorite Instagram accounts! Beauty: Lauren Bown Kate Bryan,  Small Things Blog **They are sisters too! Mackenzie Brown Home Design: Hip and Humble Style Becki Owens Nesting with Grace Fashion: One Little Mama Almost Ready Blog The Lillie Bag Photography: Dear Photographer Blog Beyond the…