Classic Fall Makeup And Classic Hair Pairing

Photo Credit: Amy Frances Photography

Its just another Manic Monday….wish it were Sunday…Oh wait, no I don't because today is makeup Monday friends. Makeup Monday's are when my fabulous fellow beauty blogger Stephanie with SN Makeup Artist guest post as my official makeup artist genius. She and I came up with the idea to pair hair and makeup looks for you all. Because lets get real, sometimes we could all use a little help pairing the two together.

Stephanie shows you how to get the perfect classic beauty look that is trending for fall. She totally got me hooked on this trend. She emphasizes on not wearing much eyeliner but really focusing on the lip. Want to know what all the hype is about…then start watching her fun video we created so you can get the low down and jump on this trend. Also, don't forget to subscribe to her channel right here. .

And then comes the hair…..It's really hard to go wrong with a classic chignon and that's why I made it a tad editorial by softening the sides with some sexy wispy fly aways. Are you loving these looks? If so, I'd love to hear your comments below if you have any suggestions or looks you are dying to know.


Fave 4 Product Review

Hairspray review time!! I just love it when I find a new product that I'm obsessed with even though my husbands over here rolling his eyes as I don't need anymore hair product to add to my overflowing hair product cabinet.  Fave4 sent me their hairsprays a few weeks ago, and I'm totally sold! They have four hairsprays in the line that all do some pretty amazing things to your hair.

Inside the Fave 4 hairspray line they have the workable hairspray, firm hold, texturizer and the flex hold. And if you want to learn more about each one, then your going to have to watch my video below and get the full scoop on each of these fun hairsprays.

And get this, I've been exclusively using them for my Upstyling Classes that I'm now offering. Exciting right!! But not as exciting as the fact that  Fave4 caught wind and made a coupons code for 20% off when you use Confessions20. Amazing right??? So watch the video below and then get some hair sprays with my confessions code so you can get the right kind hold you crave for every occasion.


Playing Dress up With 31 bits

Hey friends! I had the most amazing opportunity to be involved with a fun collaboration at Frances Vintage with 31 bits. My sweet friend Alex over at Avestyles invited me to the styling party and I was absolutely thrilled to attend.

 The low down on 31 bits is that it is a company that was started in 2008 by five college girlfriends that traveled to Northern Uganda for a trip. While in Uganda they met some women making these adorable paper beaded jewelry. They realized that these women had a gorgeous product and desperately needed an income, at that time 31bits was born.

Since 2008 31bits has grown from 6 to over 170 beneficiaries in Uganda. 31 bits runs all sorts of amazing programs for the women in need and since launching have been featured in Harpers Bazaar, People Style Watch, Martha Stewart just to name a few.

I loved layering my 31bits and adding a bit of color to my everyday white and black attire. The Santa Fe necklace is my favorite as its a big statement necklace that is classy and has a tiny pop of color. This was such a fun collaboration and I'm obsessing over my new bits. You have to go check out there fall collection or if your local, head over to Frances Vintage in downtown Phoenix to get your hands on some too!

And go check out my other Phoenix peeps Summer with The Girls with Glasses, Lindsay LettersRachel Bagley, Jessica from SeeSaltLauren KelpStyle Tutor and Alexandra from Avestyles see how they styled their jewelry.


How To French Braid

Wanna learn how to french braid? Now is your chance. A french braiding tutorial has been requested so many times and I finally decided to do one. Of course I added a little bit of Jenny flare to it and pulled it out to make it a tad bit more editorial. So grab a comb, an elastic band and someones head of hair and lets learn how to french braid while watching my below video.


Half Up Twisted Braid Style tutorial

Where are all of my curly haired friends at because this half up twisted braid hairstyle tutorial is for you.  I've been getting a lot of requests for some hair inspiration for women who have long curly hair and I came up with the perfect hairstyle! Have straight hair and feeling left out? Don't be sad…this hairstyle will work well for you to. The hairstyle I'm talking about is the half up twisted braid style.

Yes, the name is a mouth full,  but its gorgeous and is really easy to do. My model is actually my lovely aestician and friend Breanna from Healthy Skin AZ. Here's my little Breanna plug, but she is the reason why my skin is looking so good these days. She has her own skin care line and its amazing! OK, back to her hair….Breanna has gorgeous but thick locks that are to die for and so by adding twists to her hair it helps reduce some of her bulk while keeping her look stylish. Don't believe me? Watch the below video and see for yourself.


Dreaming in Pastel

With fall right around the corner and fresh on my mind, pastel colors are still in my heart. One of spring and summers biggest trends this year was pastel hair color. Leave it to some of my favorite celebrities like Nicole Richie and Kelly Osborn to help this trend go hard. Now, just because all of us will soon be dreaming of fall tones in the upcoming weeks, doesn't mean you girls can't rock the pastel trend now. One of falls most anticipated hair colors will be platinum with a gun metal gray tone as well as a lilac.

Now, you may have remembered my post about my new friend and makeup contributor Stephanie Nieheisel. Well, this my friends is the first project that her and I creatively collaborated on and I have to  say we made some major magic. Make sure to check out her makeup blog HERE for lots of makeup inspiration and be sure to come back on Mondays to check out her makeup ways on my blog.

And I can forget to give some major props to the women behind the camera Tiffany. This shoot was shot by the ever so talented Tiffany Egbert who I just had the amazing opportunity to meet and work with. Her work is soft, whimsical and was the PERFECT photographer  for this shoot that Stephanie and I dreamt up. I mean…..who keeps perfect vintage gowns around

Cassie Brooks modeled in this shoot and was so sweet to let me take her pastel by using Label M's powder sprays. If you're not familiar with this product you need to be, and if you want to learn how to use it, drop by my YouTube Tutorial on it.

So what do you girls think? Loving this trend too? Will you be dreaming in Pastel tonight?


All You Need Is Love

I feel like I don't nearly talk about my company Heart Yourself as much as I should. Yes, it has nothing to do with hair, but the whole idea behind it was to help inspire women to feel good about themselves when wearing a piece of jewelry that has a beautiful meaning behind it.

Over the last few months Heart Yourself has organically grown into more a charity related jewelry line. A portion of our sales were going to a women's organization called Fresh Start, but over the course of time,  I've had a few companies contact me to help them with a charity cause and I just knew I had to jump on the opportunity.

A company I've worked with a couple of times and has such a wonderful message behind it is Go Shout Love. The owners of Go Shout Love wanted to be able to provide an easy and accessible way for others to help families who are going through tough times and have organized different ways to help with fundraising, spreading awareness and offering support to brave families.

They generally help families who have a child with a rare illness. With having two children of my own it truly hits close to home and I knew I had to jump on board. This month Go Shout Love are featuring a little unborn child named Lennon. You can read his story HERE.

Heart Yourself has made a very special sterling silver all you need LOVE necklace in Lennons honor which you can find HERE.  This necklace is made out of sterling silver and comes with an adjustable chain so you can adjust it to 16-18inches. And get this…..each Love necklace sold, we are donating $10 dollars to help cover costs of Lennons medical bills. We are trying to raise 1,000 dollars so that means we need to sell 100 and I'm confident we can! We are going to offer free shipping until next Thursday so use coupon code LOVEFORLENNON to get free shipping.  So feel good about adding a little love into your life and purchasing this necklace for baby Lennon. After all….all you need is a little LOVE.