Elle.com; Looks From the Summer Music Scene

Summer music festivals are in full swing and all eyes are on the ladies. Elle.com has chosen their favorite looks from the girls who rock our worlds and set the trends. You can see their pics right HERE.

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Carissa in Dolly Magazine!

My readers in Australia know Dolly Magazine well, it’s geared toward teens like a Cosmo Girl or Teen Vogue is here in the U.S. I was beyond honored when they asked me to be a part of their Beauty & the Blogs article. They spoke with top Editors from different sites and got our perspectives on various beauty topics, mine being beauty myths. There are too many to name, but I gave my best 5 beauty myths and top 5 budget-friendly buys.

It turned out to be a 4 page extravaganza that was really beautifully done.

Bloggers know best, it’s all about what we love. I’m in pretty amazing company.
We have the Sydney-based blogger of StuffThatIBought.com

Also the Beauty Editor for Teen Vogue and the Editor of Primped
…And me! What?! Click the images to make them bigger 

Thank you to the editors at Dolly!

Click HERE to check out Dolly online.

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No-Commitment Beauty Transformations at Elle.com

These virtual try on new hair and makeup things online keep getting better and better. This one you see below is from Elle.com where you can use your photo, or choose one of their models to ‘try on’ different hairstyles, makeup looks, and even accessories like earrings and hats.

Click HERE to change your hair in an instant without any fear.

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Colorado Parent Magazine Mommy Makeover and Cover Shoot

Recently, I was part of a team of fashion and beauty experts here in Denver who got to work with Jennifer, a busy, sweet, and deserving mom who won the opportunity to experience a full makeover. After she was dressed, cut, highlighted, and fully made up, she transformed into the cover girl for the May issue of Colorado Parent Magazine.

For her makeup, I used earthy tones to bring out her auburn coloring. We went for an easy, natural look and brought out her cheeks using a pinky blush. We talking about keeping makeup simple and how to manage a quick routine using the basics. She was a delight to be around and we all loved getting to know her.

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Thank you to Colorado Parent Magazine and the team; Style Consultant Milena Joy, Photographer McCory James, and Hair Stylist and Co-Owner of Thompson & Price Salon in Denver, Stanley Thompson 303-733-1110.

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Happy (Belated) Earth Day!

Oh Earth Day. What was once a genuine push to make better decsions that affect us all is now a product push. It’s a day (like most holidays) where the sentiment is shoved aside and the marketing machiene takes front and center.

But it doesn’t have to be that way.

I do celebrate the companies that are donating to great causes in support of Earth Day (or month), and those introducing a new ‘greener’ line of something that’s toxin free, but for the most part people feel like they have to buy something to take part in the day’s festivities.

I recently put together a how-to artice for ShoestringMag.com that details a way to get rid of the makeup and skin care items you don’t use, while picking up a few things you need. It’s called a Beauty Swap and it’s a fun way to get together with your friends and trade out the things you know you’ll never use without throwing them away. Best yet, you’ll walk away with what you need without spending a dime.

Trust me, this is the best form of recycling there is. Don’t throw out perfectly good makeup and skin care that you aren’t using, organize and beauty swap. And don’t forget the wine.

Click HERE for the article.

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‘Green’ Beauty Ideas on a Budget

I just wrote a great article (if I do say so myself) for ShoestringMag.com just in time for Earth Day about how to ‘green’ up your beauty routine on a budget ($25 is the most expensive thing on the list). Don’t be overwhelmed if you’re looking for more natural makeup to add into the mix, especially since I’ve already tried a few and can say with certainty that they’re definitely worth a look.

You’ll find the article HERE

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