Category: BEAUTY

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.

Seattle Bob Demo

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

Scent of a Man: Best Fragrance Roundup

Posted on December 11th, by Melanie

There is something about men’s fragrance that is so yummy. I actually find myself leaning towards the more masculine scents.They are very clean and less “floral” than scents that are made for women. My husband likes fragrance just as much as I do, so he has tried and tested many over the years. Here is a round up of some of our favorites…old and new!

Scent of a Man
1. Chanel Platinum Egoiste: Invigorating, woody ‘fougère’ scen
2: YSL L’Homme:  fresh, woody fragrance is effervescent with bright, sparkling notes of bergamot, ginger, and vetiver. This fragrance of contrasts is a unique combination of luxury, art, and modernity for timeless elegance
3. Creed Green Irish Tweed: This rich, green, spicy, sporty, and unforgettable fragrance is one of the best known fragrances of the House of CREED.
4: Chez Bond: sparkling citrus tones, herbal tea accord, sandalwood.
5. Prada Lunna Rossa:. Lavender and orange essence burst forth in an instant wave of aromatic freshness, transitioning into a cool heart of spearmint and sage, which then smoothes into a noble and sensual base of wood and amber notes