Spring Beauty 2015

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

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

NEW #inkcosmetics 2015 “Magnetic” Face Palettes

Hello Beauty Lovers, Yes, we do listen! We are happy to share our fan requested “build your own” MAGNETIC Face Palette by @inkcosmetics which will launch December 2014 just in time for the new year!  INK..Cosmetics is looking forward to … Continue reading

Moving Day

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It has been a couple of weeks or so since the military moved my belongings to my next destination.  I felt the need to post something since the summer months are a high moving season for our troops. Moving day came … Continue reading

Forever Young!

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A lot has happened in the past few weeks.  I am awaiting yet another cancer check after a scare, which I am convinced, is work/stressed induced.  Without disclosing too much information about my work environment, I can say this… I … Continue reading

Small World

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I have been inundated with work but would not pass up the opportunity to post this! Here is a perfect example that you never know when the stars will align again to the point that you would run into someone … Continue reading

16 years of Service

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I cannot believe it!  Today marks 16 years of active duty Air Force service.  I have been blessed!  I am grateful for the simple fact that I have been able to build what I have off of a military salary. … Continue reading

Setting Your SMART Goals

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I can be a bit of a worry wart.  At night I have a terrible time getting to sleep.  I stay up thinking about the things I did during the day, and let me tell you, everyday is never the … Continue reading