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  Oh WOW!  Yes, as if I didn’t have enough going on in my life, now I added a #podcast.  Well for those who have followed me through the years I did have a small online radio show for a … Continue reading

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

SORRY!!

I have to admit that I used to hate to say SORRY.  I know, as a therapist it is important to seek forgiveness and accept responsibility for one’s own actions. However, as Mercia, wasn’t feeling it so much.  I am … Continue reading

My 3 Hangover Cures

1.  Take a multi-vitamin.  Alcohol flushes certain nutrients, like vitamin B-12 and folate, out of your system.  Those vitamins not only support blood flow (essential for flushing toxins from your liver) but also boost your metabolism and your energy, something that’s … Continue reading

Weekend Study Routine

Planning out study time: Draw up a study timetable (see samples below) and block in all activities, work, lectures, and any household or other responsibilities you may have. Include meal times and travel time. Be realistic. This should be an … Continue reading

10 Quick Fixes To Consider Before Selling Your Home!

When a home sits on the market for too long it loses appeal and can cost you money. Making some quick updates to your home can save time and bring in the buyers you need to seal a deal. Check this out! 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

How to Survive a Long Distance Relationship!

As creepy as it sounds, when he is not looking I am watching him.  I watch him walk away and can’t help but stare at his cute butt as he unconsciously struts his stuff. I watch him when he interacts … 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

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

Home Office Makeover

TO DO: Get out your trash can and clean up! Throw out any unnecessary mail. Stack the important stuff for later. Clear off your desk. This means everything, then wipe it down with the appropriate cleaning products (wood – furniture … 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

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