Category: BEAUTY

Mascara Love: 3D Lashes

Posted on August 5th, by Melanie

Mascara is always a tough purchase for me. I hate to spend a lot on it because I am never sure how long it will last or how much of a difference it will make on  my eyes. I kept seeing stuff about 3D lashes in my Facebook feed and I was so curious! I have light colored lashes and they aren’t very full, so at this point I would be willing to try just about anything!

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A few of my friends swear by Younique’s 3D Lashes; so I decided I would give it a shot. First off, I was impressed by the pretty packaging and ease of use. The quilted case  comes with 1 tube of transplanting gel and 1 tube of natural tea tree fibers.

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You first layer the gel, then the fibers and then one more layer of the gel to keep the fibers in place. For a more dramatic look you can start with a layer of your own mascara.… Continue Reading

Free Haircuts with Bumble & Bumble!

Posted on May 21st, by Melanie

Have amazing hair and not sure how to style it? Or just looking for a fun new cut? Well Bumble & Bumble University is looking for hair models, and the next one could be you!


The BB U. model project provides a FREE Bumble & Bumble designed haircut, in a professional and educational setting to anyone with appropriate hair for their classes and the willingness to explore new looks.

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They are currently looking for models for long layered looks on June 29th and above the shoulder bobs on June 30th in Overland Park

to sign up email a current photo to: (make sure photo is current showing both length and texture)

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Beauty Beat

Posted on May 8th, by Melanie

Summer is always a good time to freshen up your beauty routine! Here are some of my current faves…

I thought I loved the Wet Brush until I discovered the Tangle Teezer. This brush is amazing! I love the design of it as well as how it easily gets through tangles, while also giving a bit of a scalp massage! My kids love it too!

beauty1 Opi’s spring Brazilian Collection is vibrant and fun. I am especially loving Kiss me, I’m Brazilian. It’s a peachy pink, which looks great on tan feet and hands!

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I can’t get enough of my Tarte “Lights Camera Lashes”. It’s pricier for mascara but it is by far the best higher end mascara I have tried. No clumping, just thick lashes! (available at Beauty Brands)


I recently discovered NYX cosmetics through a friend. They sell it at our Ulta here in Kansas City.… Continue Reading

Our Weekend: KCFW & a new Westport hot spot

Posted on March 17th, by Melanie

Happy Monday everyone! We started our official “Spring Break” this week. J is out of school, so we will be trying to fill the days with some fun activities. I am praying for nice weather so we can be outside!

This weekend was packed with activity. Friday night we went to one of our faves, Westport Cafe with my in-laws. They have a wonderful happy hour that is not to be missed. The menu and drink specials are fantastic. We totally indulged in a rich cheese tray, mussels, and pommes frites. yum.

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Saturday my husband took J to the Brookside parade and I enjoyed 2 blissful hours of reading on our deck while the baby took a nap. It was a gorgeous 71 and sunny on Saturday. It finally feels like Spring is truly around the corner. Saturday night I attended Kansas City Fashion Week’s saturday night round of runway shows with my friend Sarah. Continue Reading

A Day of Beauty

Posted on February 28th, by Melanie

On Wednesday I was lucky enough to attend the Beauty Brands Expo. If you aren’t aware, Beauty Brands is actually based out of Kansas City! So, as a lucky member of the “media”, I got to sit in on seminars and demos from all my favorite beauty product and hair vendors. I loved getting the inside scoop on what is new and exciting for 2014.

Here I am with Katie Van Luchene (executive editor for KC Magazine) ready to fill our goodie bags!

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I left with a wealth of beauty knowledge and received some useful beauty tips from experts and artists from around the world.

Katie Jane Hughes (the cutie in leopard) who is the global color ambassador for Butter London showed us how to use brown mascara on your eyebrows to fill them in! Hello…genius! She also gave me the inside scoop of some celebs whose makeup she is doing for the Oscars.… Continue Reading