Experience of a Lifetime

I have been in the Skincare, makeup, image industry for 20+ years helping women see their beauty. Everything from everyday makeup, wedding day, pageant, photo shoots, and TV interviews. Today I was able to have a first. I was the makeup artist on location for a national TV program doing a shoot here in Phoenix. It was an all day gig AND so fun.

Here’s a couple of pics from the day. I’ll post the show when it airs.

Thanks for sharing in my excitement. I just had to share right away. Someone else took the pics of me doing my thing. I’ll update this post when I receive them.

Have an amazing day!

Home – June Photo a Day

Here is a small glimpse into my home from the Photo a Day challenge for June for days 13, 21, 27, 28, and 30. There are parts of my home that I truly love the way it looks and feels. Then there are other parts that in this phase of my life is a challenge to keep up.

13. Art  We were once told by an interior designer that most people don’t have enough artwork to work with for a redesign. We have an over abundance. We truly appreciate art and having beautiful pieces on our walls. We have a small home and our wall space is limited. We switch things around from time to time. Mostly I dream of the day we’ll have enough room for most of our “collection” to be displayed. Here is one of my favorites. It was a wedding gift from our dear friends.

Art – Paris Scene

21. Where you slept   Trying to make ones bedroom a haven is not the easiest thing with kids. It should be a place I can come to and feel like Jackie not mom or wife or… you know what I mean. Anyway, I am constantly finding cars, legos, stuffed animals and small people clothes in my bed, on the floor, or in my closet. It also ends up being the catch all space for the “stuff” you’re not sure where it should go when people pop over. Here is where I sleep under a beautiful parisian painting.

Where I slept

27. Bathroom  Yes, this is one of the rooms you may not ever get a great pic of… before kids it was a cute room. Not it is a boy bathroom. Still the same color and decor just “kid-a-fide”. We’d been swimming so these are the pretty beach towels hanging to dry.

Bathroom – Towels

28. On the Shelf  This shelf is above the painting of Paris from above. It is one of the areas I feel is most “me”. We did well with color selection, composition, and theme. I try to remember if I could do it once I can do it again.

On the Shelf – Paris love and surprises.

30. Friend  For some reason I wasn’t with friends on this day. However, we have a wall of family and friends in our living room.  The boys love looking up there and finding themselves and our different friends. We need to get a few more frames as our memories continue to grow each year as well as our children. Sweet P is always looking for more photos of him. Being the 2nd child we have tons of photos, just not on the wall yet. Poor Baby. Need to remedy that.

A Friend – Wall full of them

How do you keep “you” in a home full of “kid-ness”?

Fashion – Color Choice & Mood

Have you ever noticed that when you are in certain moods you buy certain colors? I am always drawn to purple, it’s “my color”. I am big on color as it is one of the areas I teach my clients about when I meet with them about personal style. I am “old school” and still see the value in color draping and knowing your best colors.  That being said, I also understand that we go through color phases in our life, partly from the trends that are available to us and partly what our mood or out look is.

I have had some migraines lately and have been feeling pretty… well… cruddy.  As I was going through my closet I noticed a new color trend that has never been there… Grey. Pretty much describes my mood too. Now, yes, grey is a great neutral, however, I tend toward black. I did have grey in my closet before this, like 2 things, but I have been choosing to purchase and wear grey a lot lately. I think I better go find some new purple things to see if it brings my mood up. I did luckily find some fabulous pink capris that have been fun to create new looks with.

Lots of grey for a purple girl.

What is your color trend and is it linked to your mood?

Make up – January Photo a Day 26. Colour

Colour is such a big part of my life! I help people wear the right colours (clothing & make up). I want and like colour in MY wardrobe. Although if you ask my 6 year old he’d tell you I like black. He’s right, I like it WITH colour. 🙂  Colour in my home, we have purple couches. Yes, my husband is OK with this.

This palette is one of my favorite from BeautiControl. It’s called Tropicana. Just so pretty. Can be subtle or bold.

Tropicana