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Bronzed and Beautiful: Soak Up the Summer Sun

Bronzed and Beautiful: Soak Up the Summer Sun
Summer has rolled around and with that everyone is going out into the heat and coming back inside with a beautiful sun-kissed glow, while I prefer to stay inside where the air is cool, the drinks are cold, and not a touch of UV Rays have kissed this porcelain skin. Still, I’d like to have a bit of glow too!

Spring Showers: A Light and Bright Makeup Look

Spring Showers: A Light and Bright Makeup Look
Spring has finally sprung, and with that come lighter, brighter makeup looks. I’ve seen so many fantastic looks all over my social media lately, and my little inspiration fairy started buzzing all around my head. Everything from budding pink roses to the clear blue sky gave this fairy a fit of delight, and how best to express that than through my makeup?

Happy Birthday to Us!

Happy Birthday to Us!
It’s a double-birthday celebration today! Mine and Beauté’s. While Beauté is just a couple decades younger than me, I have to say that we both don’t look our age! 

Rosey Romance: A Valentine's Day Makeup Look

Rosey Romance: A Valentine's Day Makeup Look
  Ahhhh, Valentine’s Day. The day of love, whether that be for a significant other, new crush, family, friends, and perhaps most importantly, you...

NEW PRODUCTS- Fresh Start, Flawless You!

NEW PRODUCTS- Fresh Start, Flawless You!
  In the New Year, Beauté Minerals is keeping its eyes forward and really focusing in on the windows to the soul. New brushes to sweep away the s...

10 Minute Everyday Effortless Look

10 Minute Everyday Effortless Look

Between everything at work and my New Year’s resolutions (like getting my butt to the gym at 5:30 am), I hardly have time to do much more than wash my face and throw my hair up. As resident beauty guru here at Beauté Minerals, that simply would not do. So in a few spare minutes I scrounge up, I came up with this simple, everyday polished look that is perfect for days when I need a little extra ‘umph’ in my style, all in 10 minutes or less! The concept is simple: polish the skin, make the eyes sparkle, and pop a little carefree color on the lips. Easy, right?

Holiday Makeup Look Using the NEW Fresh & Festive Set

Holiday Makeup Look Using the NEW Fresh & Festive Set

In years past my skin would have it's own extra special meltdown this time of year. I would pack on layers and layers of chemical and filler laden makeup every time I had an event, and then have to strip is all off afterwards. Now, I say no more! But, I still want to look glam and glowing, right?

Beauté Minerals has saved the day with their brand new Fresh & Festive Holiday 2018 Set, and I just had to play with all of the goodies. Thankfully my friend Elizabeth was willing to recreate the look for you all with a step by step guide!

Black Friday is Almost Here!

Black Friday is Almost Here!
    Happy Thanksgiving, lovelies!! The parade is on, the turkey is in the oven, and I am snuggled up on the couch with a warm mug and thanking my l...

Fall Date Night Makeup Look

Fall Date Night Makeup Look
I have been incredibly jealous of all the fall leaves I keep seeing on instagram (c'mon, Florida, palm trees can change colors too, right?). While I can't enjoy typical fall weather, why not recreate that feeling on my face? And so, this beautiful fall glam/date night/Thanksgiving makeup look was born! In this tutorial, my good friend Elizabeth takes you step by step in recreating this fabulous look that showcases all of the copper and gold hues I wish I could see. 

In-Flight Beauty Essentials

In-Flight Beauty Essentials
We are well into the holiday swing, and with those holidays I generally have to fly all over kingdom come, visiting this family member and that one. Hopping on and off flights, running through airports, waking up at the crack of dawn to catch a flight or being forced to take an overnight, aka one on which I am guaranteed not to sleep. Between all of that crazy travel, how on earth do you find the time (or the carry-on room) to make sure you’re looking bright and bushy-tailed for all of those family photos Aunt June will inevitably post all over Facebook?

Exposed: The Dark Side of Cosmetics

Exposed: The Dark Side of Cosmetics
Many cosmetics companies focus solely on how their makeup makes your skin look and don’t take into consideration how their makeup makes your skin feel. They end up adding fillers and other cheap additives as a shortcut to achieve the desired effect and increase their bottom line. Not only can these synthetic additives irritate your skin and clog your pores, they can also contain very harmful chemicals like parabens, phthalates, and octinoxate (more on those nasty things later).

Makeup Tutorial: So-Easy-It's-Spooky Halloween Look

Makeup Tutorial: So-Easy-It's-Spooky Halloween Look
Hello ghouls and witches! 
Are you ready for the FIRST EVER Beauté makeup tutorial?!? I personally am beyond pumped because our lovely Social Media Manager, Elizabeth, came up with this so-easy-it's-spooky look just in time for the office Halloween party. Can you say, 'bad witches' y'all? 
Get ready to go from fresh faced to frightfully flawless in a few easy steps! Let's go!