The Make Up Show Update!

Monday, April 27, 2015

Last year, I was so excited to be a part of The Makeup Show Chicago! I'm happy to announce I'll be there again later on this year. Sadly, it's not until November for me, but for you lucky East Coasters, this is a show you can't miss! This is the must attend event for all makeup professionals.

The NYC Show will be taking place this weekend:

Metropolitan Pavilion 
125 West 18th Street, NYC. 
Saturday May 3, 2015: 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Sunday May 4, 2015: 9:00 am-5:00 pm

3 New Keynotes were announced for this year's NYC Show:

Billy B – Married To The Makeup Show 
The Importance of Building Relationships in the Beauty Industry
Sunday, May 3rd 3:30-5:00
Located on 5th Floor Stage

Billy B. has always been single and happy. This year Billy returns to the stage where he kicked it all off ten years ago to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of The Makeup Show ….which is by far his longest relationship.
In his keynote, Billy will share stories, memories and relationship advice to take you to the next level in your career. Billy will discuss building strong relationships, understanding the arrangement with an agent and the importance of trust, honesty and integrity in your artistry and career.
As in his past keynotes over the last 10 years, Billy will make you cry, laugh, reminisce, and inspire you to use any relationship you have in your business or work environment to be better, all while keeping you happy and invested in your true self. Learn to listen and learn, forgive and forget, make better decisions and move on when needed.

 Iconic Artistry: Rebecca Restrepo, A Career in Makeup
Monday, May 4th 10:30-12:00
Located on 5th Floor Stage

With an ability to recognize and highlight what is different about each face in front of her and an uncanny understanding of fine art and technique has an ability to bring something unique and memorable to every makeup application. A native New Yorker, she studied painting and fashion at FIT and the School of Visual Arts, eventually discovering makeup as the perfect blend of the two. Rebecca’s natural ability and passion put her in position behind the scenes and in front of the camera. As a bilingual artist her family’s Colombian heritage and her favorite painters influence her eye for color and keep her busy with . some of the most inspiring women in politics–Michelle
Obama and Nancy Pelosi – as well as celebrity icons like Gwyneth Paltrow, Nikki Reed, Amy Adams, Kelly Ripa, Alicia Keys and Brooke Shields to name a few. In 2012, Rebecca was named Elizabeth Arden’s Global Makeup Artist. In this role, she will serve as both a spokesperson and brand ambassador. in her first time keynote at The Makeup Show, she shares her story and insight with you. Listen in as Rebecca let’s you in on her advice for success in this ever changing industry. Let Rebecca take you through one of her iconic makeup applications and answer the questions that come up in every artist’s career including building a career with a brand, finding work in front of the camera as a beauty expert and becoming the best artist you can be I’m every area of your career.

 Innovation in Artistry – David Klasfeld for OCC Makeup 
Sunday, May 3rd 2:00-3:00
Located on 5th Floor Stage

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics began in 2004 with only two shades of lip balm. Since then, the brand has grown into an entire range of innovative, professional-quality makeup that makes a major stance for the causes it supports. Best known for Lip Tar, a high-pigment liquid lipstick collection, OCC is cruelty-free and PETA-certified as 100 percent vegan. As Creator and Founder of Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, David has managed to make his ground breaking line a must have for makeup artists and enthusiasts everywhere while growing the business with integrity and an understanding of the needs of the professional artist. In this presentation, David will share the story of how he started OCC from the ground up (with only two Lip Balms, Tarred and Feathered) and offer insight into the process of starting a makeup line. Listen in as David details how to become a trendsetter while staying true to your core beliefs, . If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own makeup brand or need to understand better ways to separate yourself from the pack this presentation is one you should not miss.

Have you been to The Makeup Show yet?

Flea Off Market Louisville, Ky.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


 I've written about my Flea Off Market experiences here and here. If you're a reader of my blog, you probably know how much I live for flea markets, ethnic markets, and everything quirky and vintage. I have such an eclectic taste, its hard to just pin point it to just one thing. I *love* colorful vibrant things (think Mexican/Indian type textiles, although I really don't decorate with it.). I also love looking through vintage pieces (Old Avon and quirky bottles), but I still have yet to figure out how to display it without looking cluttered in my home. I'll have to invite Martha Stewart out to lunch one day :P Still, it doesn't deter me from purchasing items that I find unique, useful, or have some sort of history to it. 

After running some errands, I took a stroll through the market. It was such a beautiful, *gorgeous* day out, the weather couldn't have been better. It felt great getting out of the home (is it just me, or does it feel like this winter just dragged on forever?).

As soon as I entered the market, I could hear live music, and saw tons of people shopping and eating.


 As much as I wanted to eat first (foodie problems..), I decided to make my rounds through the aisles to do a little shopping. I was so into my shopping, that I completely spaced out and didn't take many pictures (oops.). *But* I did come across this little booth (The Almond Creamery), that had some adorable milk bottles that caught my attention. She had such a cute set up! Once I realized it was Almond Milk, I'll be honest, I was a little skeptical. I've tried store bought almond milk before, and absolutely hated it. It tasted flat, nothing like milk (which I love!), and couldn't bring myself to finish the container. I read through the labels she had, and saw "Lavender" flavored. The foodie in me kicked in, and I had to taste it... I'm so glad I did, because it was delicious. It was Lavender with Turmeric (which surprisingly went very well together), it tasted sweet, floral, with just a hint of spice. You can definitely taste the Turmeric, but it was a great harmony in mouth. I craved it the next morning, and was very sad when I finished the last drop.

I wish I would've taken a picture of the booth (they had an awesome collection of gemstones, both loose and with fittings), but I did purchase a very pretty Moon Stone Pendant for only $10.00. I paired this with a silver necklace that I purchased, at another flea market I visited in Owensboro for my brother's wedding. I love it!


 I stopped at "Pho Sho" for their Banh Xeo. This. Stuff. Was. Delicious. I have never had Vietnamese food that was as flavorful as this. The chef did an amazing job with the spices and flavors, I need to figure out if they have a food truck somewhere!


I'm so hungry writing this post, I hope they are at the next Flea Off Market (and by that time maybe I'll give myself a little cheat day haha.)

Have you been to the Flea Off Market Before?

Flea Off Market
1007 E. Jefferson St,.
Louisville, Ky. 

A little inspiration.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


A tiny bit of inspiration<3

Exclusive Accessories Collection Launching at Sephora! Today!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Break Ups to Makeup, is this incredibly fun and quirky accessory company that has just partnered with Sephora! Break Ups to Makeup carries everything from Clutches, to shirts, and other fun pieces that features funny slogans and quotes. T

Starting today, Sephora is carrying these adorable makeup pouches (now available online and in stores throughout the U.S and Canada). Along with their exclusive pouch, "Life is Short, Wear More Makeup." The clutch itself is canvas, and sleek, so its perfect for traveling! (I'm always looking for new makeup bags to easily tote around.)


Aren't these cute? I live by the quote on the top one haha.

For more information on their products, visit:

Site Announcement

Thursday, April 9, 2015

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Thank you again for your patience<3

Have a great day!

Fashion Event at Talbots!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

I was so sweetly invited to be the hostess of the Talbots Fashion Event for derby. The day before, they styled me for the event (I loved my experience, I had a great time getting fitted for the fun day.)

Mornings before events, I like to pamper myself. There have only been like 2 times that my parent's take the boys (for the entire weekend) to give me a little break. (Not that they don't offer, but I know children can be a handful!) So, I got to enjoy a quiet morning with my tea, while getting prepared for the day ahead. I lit a candle, turned on some music, put on a face mask and relaxed before heading out to Talbots.

I loved the items that their stylist helped me pick out. I selected a beautiful pastel pink dress for my event.

Along with a beautiful delicate sterling silver necklace<3

I picked out a rollerball of the Talbots perfume as well (floral, and very long lasting.).

Arriving at the store, everything was gorgeous (I love the lighting in this place.) Its a huge location with upscale clothing and accessories galore.

Customers were were greeted by a guest book signing, pelegrino, and refreshments.


Dee's in St. Matthews were part of the event to showcase their fabulous hats (seen on the mannequins above), and Hair by Benny and Friends were there to give complimentary hair touch ups and discounts on some of their hair products.


 I had a great time! Thank you to everyone who stopped out to hang out with us<3 Also a huge thank you to Talbots for inviting me to be a part of the party!

If you're interested in attending an event, they have one more coming up on April 14th. Its a wonderful opportunity to get some Derby inspiration and enjoy some beverages and snacks. Talbots is amazingly attentive, anything you're looking for they will go above and beyond to help you get the perfect outfit. It was wonderful meeting all of the nice women there!

Have you been to Talbots before?

Derby Fashion Event: April 14th, 2015. 5pm-8pm.

194 North Hurstbourne Lane
Louisville, Ky. 40222