lunes, 30 de marzo de 2009


When I asked Casie what her vision was for her makeover, I think the answer went something like "smoky, sexy, flirty, mysterious". I don't know if I accomplished that, but it's not too hard to make Casie look hot. Here's the before:And here's how it came out:

miércoles, 25 de marzo de 2009


El semestre pasado, tenía un blog escrito en castellano. Ahora no escribo nunca en español y me siento rara… La verdad es que, esta lengua y su cultura forman parte de mi alma. Un día sin español no me vale. Tengo que oir sus erres, su ceta, formar los sonidos con mi propia boca. Es bonitísimo. Con tal de la cultura, me hace falta escuchar un poco de flamenco, ver fotos, pasar tiempo con unos amigos hispanoparlantes. Me quedan seis meses de estar en los estados unidos...¿Después? Mi vida empieza de nuevo en mi querida España.

martes, 24 de marzo de 2009

the satt-pack.

Continuing on in the beach makeup series, I simply did the eye makeup for Satt (Sarah Satterlee). Enjoy the pics!



lunes, 23 de marzo de 2009

the bride

Recently, I received one of the biggest honors to date. Katie Pluhowski asked me to do her wedding makeup! Right away, I was thrilled and immensely nervous! I have the responsibility of giving this bride the look "she's always dreamed of". We will be practicing in the coming months so that when the big day arrives she will look even better than she ever envisioned. Here are a few shots from one of our first go-rounds.


I calculated and I've been doing people's makeup for ten years now. At the tender age of 12 I began doing my friends' makeup and getting in trouble for it. I would do my makeup behind my mom's back during recess, only to get yelled at at the dinner table for wearing mascara.

Anyway, in all ten years of makeup, I have learned that sometimes the makeup just does what it wants to. In the look I created on Lauren Beck, whom I have known since move in day at Baylor, the makeup took over and she ended up looking like a pin up model from the 40s. Sexy, but unintentional. Take a look:



Melanie, or "Milan", has a naturally exotic look so I thought I'd emphasize her Aruban eyes. I'll let the pictures do the talking.

sábado, 21 de marzo de 2009

beach makeover series

During the best week of my life in Destin, Florida, I had the opportunity to do makeovers on all six of my fellow beachgoers. In these next few entries I'll highlight each girl.

Sadie Morgan, one of the most vibrant people you'll ever meet, was the first recipient of a "Miller Face" (we were calling it this at the end of the week...made me really sad I don't have a more interesting last name). Anyway, Sadie has gorgeous skin and shining eyes, so I wanted to make this the emphasis of her makeover.
Beautiful Sadie before:

Beautiful Sadie after:

My favorite part of the whole process? Sadie's reaction. I could tell she felt more confident and beautiful (which is a perfect reflection of the beauty she exudes every minute!) Makeup-artistry has been perpetuated by reactions like little Sadie's.

What I used:
eyes: Sonia Kashuk concealer (under and on lids)
shadows: Too Faced- Steel Magnolias, Too Faced- Glamazon
liner: LeKohl by L'Oreal

cheeks: Too Faced- Caribbean in a Compact

face: Light by Bare Escentuals

lips: Too Faced- Love Bites

viernes, 6 de marzo de 2009

true love waits

I've been wearing this ring since 7th grade, which makes 10 years now. God has been good, forgiving, and overwhelmingly gracious through those ten years.

He has protected me and shown me what true love really looks like. And it's worth waiting for.

miércoles, 4 de marzo de 2009

monster mash

These past two weeks, I performed in Baylor's All-University Sing. Imagine: fraternities and sororities doing the biggest off-Broadway show they can come up with.

My favorite part? The excessive make-up, of course. Here are a couple of snapshots: