Tag Archive: skin


my new secret weapon

Yep, That’s right, Aspirin.

I haven’t taken aspirin for a headache, and I’m not sure why we have it on hand, but I was up Googling what “home remedies” to try for the crop of zits that has taken over the right side of my chin. Seriously, 10 zits.

So I crushed up an aspirin with the back of a spoon(I felt so Sid and Nancy) and made a paste. I put the paste on that family of zits and let it dry.

I rubbed it a little for gentle exfoliation to remove it and then…….

…..It was as if the pimple fairy came and just sucked all the yuck out of those Pimpletons and told them to move the hell outta town. GONE. Immediate gratification. Sayonara.

I did a little more reading, and seems you should only reserve this method for emergencies, because, transdermally, you could “take” a little too much aspirin. But we’re not talking about chronic acne, we are talking about that “morning-of-the-wedding-oh-shit-I-have-a-zit” zit.

Don’t crush 10 aspirin and put it all over your face like a mask, you junkie.

Spot treat a zit and walk away. It’s MIRACULOUS.<---I apologize for the caps, but it's that good. Now go wash your face, put down those french fries, and go to bed.

Diane and Merrit called me to do their makeup for Diane’s son’s(Merritt’s brother’s) wedding in Grapevine.

Neither woman wears much makeup on a regular basis, but wanted to be “freshened up”, and evened out.

These are 2 examples of simple wedding attendee makeup, strong eyeliner on the top lashline only, a little color on the lids, lots of mascara on curled lashes, brows filled in with powder.

NARS PRIMER, a light application of foundation, powder, concealer, blush and bronzer on the face

On lips I used NARS velvet matte pencils with gloss to finish.

I want to thank Merritt for bringing her adorable kids to their appt, Harper had a blast!! HAve a safe trip back to Washington, it was great meeting you!

I hope the wedding was fun, and the rain didn’t put too much of a damper on things. If it did, at least your makeup stayed put!

Summer’s here, don’t THINK you can go to the pool without just a little somethin’ somethin’ on your face. Even out skin, protect lips, and accentuate eyes without looking like a mess.

TRY this: So your skin is looking less than smooth? In the shower, put some brown sugar in the palm of your wet hands and rub in tiny circles on your face and decolette’ (Rinse it off, yo.) Moisturize or self tan! For body, do the same but mix 1 part sugar to 1 part olive oil. Shmooooth.