Back to School Deals

Hello loves! This post is going to be the essentials I got for school and how I found the best savings while shopping for school clothes, supplies, etc! So to start off with the first thing you’ll need, a backpack. … Continue reading

New York Fashion Week S/S 2017 Prep and Schedule

Fashion Week Prep With NY Fashion Week S/S 17 underway, many are prepping for all the upcoming trends for the season to come.  If you are venturing out this year, I thought it would be nice to share some of … Continue reading

Word of Mouth

I spent the day with my beautiful baby girl Olivia.  We decided to visit local vendors in downtown San Antonio, TX after church this morning. As our #First stop, we hit our go-to healthy breakfast hideout, Rosella Coffee for our favorite toasts. … Continue reading

Spring Beauty 2015

Beauty is blooming with captivating colorful trends. Here’s how to achieve one of our favorites! XO AC Continue reading

INK…Beauty Labs are Here!

It took some settling in, but now, INK…Cosmetics is on scene! We have just secured a space for our new INK…Cosmetics Makeup Academy. Understanding the need to support local small businesses, Landers Photography School graciously provided us with the perfect … Continue reading

2015 Golden Globes Makeup

There were so many beautiful beauty looks from tonight’s 2015 Golden Globes.  One of our favorites was Jessica Chastain looking oh so vavavoom! Some said she resembled a modern day real life Jessica Rabbit? What do you think? Nicely done! … Continue reading

Golden Globes 2015 Beauty Prep

Finally, the 2015 Golden Globes are here!  Want to know how the stars are preparing?  We have the inside scoop! Morning of: 1. Eat small breakfast, but hold the salt!  2. Get at least 30 mins of cardio in and … Continue reading

Foundation Application Like a Pro

1. Prep I cannot stress this enough!  Never sleep with makeup on!  PLEASE!  It’s horrible for your skin.  Starting your daily makeup regimen with clean skin is just as important.  So, cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin. 2.  Prime I … Continue reading

Makeup Tip: How to Use Shimmer

As  Makeup Artist I get the chance to work on some of the most beautiful people in the world.  Some are famous and some are just doing their thing in the professional world. Depending on what job I am hired … Continue reading

Tricks to Pulling Off a Bold Lip Color

  HAPPY 2015!  New Year = new look. Why not start with your lip color? There are many colors on the market, so where do you start?  Try anything!  Don’t be afraid of color!  Here are some pro tips to … Continue reading

Hello 2015!

A BAD HABIT I’M GOING TO BREAK Vulgar language.  Sometimes my NY attitude can get in the way, not to mention being in a male dominated career field…the F-bomb is used as a comma in my sentences at times.  So, … Continue reading

Get the look: 2015 Holiday Smokey Eye

1. Start with a clean and moisturized face.  This means grooming your brows too. 2. Apply a Face Primer all over your face. Add Shadow Primer to the eye lids only. 3. Using a wide shadow brush apply INK…Cosmetics Shadow called … Continue reading

The Homeless Have Names Too: Meet Karen and Frank!

What an amazing holiday season!  Here is the recap thus far! Stage 1: Week before Thanksgiving. I can honestly say this Thanksgiving has been one I will never ever forget!  Let me set the stage… Every year I feed the … Continue reading

INK…Cosmetics Makeup Artist Choice: Matte Beauty

I don’t know how many times I am asked:  “Anna, I like matte makeup but I don’t want it to look dry and cakey.  How do I pull this off?” Well, ladies and gents it’s pretty simple. 1.  Less is … Continue reading

At-Home Pampering Products

  Some say “Sunday fun day”… I say “Sunday none day.”  What is this you ask?  Well, Sunday’s are my days to do NOTHING or at minimum what ever I want.  It’s my day!  So, this Sunday I wanted to … Continue reading

Makeup Artist Choice: Plum by #inkcosmetics

Our favorite #MUA shadow pick at the moment? @INKcosmetics Plum matte #eyeshadow! 1. Apply with a short bristled shadow brush and pat the highly pigmented color on your lid. Start at the lash line and work slightly upward. 2. Use … Continue reading

Want to lose weight? Try Yoga!

I know! I know!  Here goes another blog talking about another weight loss strategy!  Well look, there is more to loosing weight than just getting on that treadmill and lifting those dumbbells.  It’s about getting a good nights sleep, drinking … Continue reading

Master Holiday Small Talk!

PARTY TIME!  Yes! Yes! Yes!  Fall/Winter is my favorite time of the year!  This means, food, family, fun, and parties!  So, to help lessen your social stress, I have compiled a short list to help you mingle like a pro! … Continue reading

Advice for Aspiring Makeup Artists #inkcosmetics

So you want to be a makeup artist?  Let’s not bore you with fluff…instead here are 6 quick tips to get you on the right track. 1. Master your talent! No one wants an artist who is just “okay” at what they … Continue reading

Photo Ready Beauty

Whether you enjoy a good old #selfie or you crave the lime light, you can’t leave the house without these photo ready beauty tips! 1. Start with clean, moisturized, and toned skin for a smooth, clear canvas. 2. Use a … Continue reading

3 Products to Tackle Pimples

I would be lying if I said I didn’t get a blemish every now and then.  A flawless face requires flawless skin.  I mean common, even the “Barbie’s” of the world aren’t really perfect! There are a few things you … Continue reading

Age Spots Just Faded Away: No7 Total Renewal Micro-dermabrasion

I recently received a call from my girl “Pepper” (yes, that is her name and I love it) who wanted to know more about my beauty regimen and how to get rid of age spots.  I had to tell her … Continue reading