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

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

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

Be Careful What You Wish For…

I had a different topic to write about, but then decided that since this was stuck in my brain; this was a perfect place to start. First, let me introduce myself…Hi my name is Mercia Cummings. I am a Mom … Continue reading

Pop of Color

I never pass up the opportunity to make a statement.  Eyes are the windows into the soul, so why not amp up your beauty look with a pop of color? To achieve this look: (using http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com) Apply @inkcosmetics HD foundation … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Date Night Beauty

  One of my favorite looks to do for a cool spring/summer night dinner with ????? It is clean, young, and mysterious! Here is the breakdown using all @inkcosmetics products.  Get yours at http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com! What you need: Apply Shadow Primer … Continue reading

Summer 2014 Hand Care

Summer is within arms reach!  Here is a quick and easy at home tip to help make your lands look younger. Ingredients: Juice of 1/2 Lemon 2 drops Licorice Root Extract 2 tbsp Sugar 2 tbsp Olive Oil Directions: Combine ingredients … Continue reading

Karl Lagerfeld Fragrance Review

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld launched his new fragrances in March of 2014. The fragrances include masculine and feminine versions – Karl Lagerfeld for Her and Karl Lagerfeld for Him. Karl Lagerfeld for Her is a fresh scent of citrus, fruit … Continue reading

Office BBQ Beauty

Warm weather is coming I promise!  This means drinks, food, and plenty of BBQ’s for Summer 2014.  Here are some easy office get together beauty tips for a flawless day-time look to party perfect in minutes. Clothing: Casual Friday’s shouldn’t … Continue reading

Weekend Autumn BBQ

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I have been assigned at my current location for well over 3.5 years and have given them my blood, sweat and tears!  Part of my new look on life was to take care of me and my beautiful Mini Me! … Continue reading

Gone CAMPING!

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Did the word camping just come out of my mouth? Never did I think I would be telling Mini Me to pack her bag and hygiene kit to go camping!  That just happened!  I am taking Mini Me on a … Continue reading

Home away from Home

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I love long weekend get aways! I love it more when I am able to entertain in my own home.  There is just something about making people feel wanted, cared for, and loved.  Whenever I think I might have a … Continue reading

Bed, bath and Mommyhood

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Today was a bit stressful.  I woke up with the worst headache and neck strain ever! I need a new freaking pillow!  I made the mistake of sleeping on my down feather pillow last night.  UGH!  (Side note: Thanks Mini … Continue reading

VMA 2013 Beauty

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Our pick for the best VMA beauty babe? Let me just say I have never been so happy!  In 2011 I was afforded the opportunity to do Aubrey O’Day‘s make up for the Indashio show and she was a complete … Continue reading

INK… Cosmetics seen on LogoTV

TWO HATS: I feel so blessed!  I must admit my life has been interesting to say the least. During the day my responsibilities include investigating criminal allegations and  on my off time it’s picking the perfect look for a bride, … Continue reading

Bath and Beauty Organizing Tips

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1.  Check out your local antique stores for old silver treasures that can act as a make-up brush holder for your vanity! 2.  Having family or over night guests?  Try this idea.  You can pick up inexpensive items at your … Continue reading

Summer 2013 Beauty

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Summer is creeping around the corner…THANK YOU GOD!  This is a great time to let your natural beauty shine through.  The key to mastering this look is great skin.  Not everyone is born with a perfect complexion.  No worries!  Here … Continue reading

Iris Apfel – INK Cosmetics Brand and Blog Inspiration!

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We are right there with the lovely Iris Apfel!  She has been a fashion and lifestyle icon for years.  Her thought process on having fun with what you wear and being comfortable with who you are has inspired freedom of expression … Continue reading

Everything’s Peachy

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I am loving everything in the peachy coral tones.  For some reason this color makes me smile.  Plus it makes my not so suntanned skin look tanner!  So, I am trending this color all by myself at the moment.  I … Continue reading