My Microblading Touch Up Appointment & What I Wish I’d Done

image of microblading touch up numbingAfter your initial microblading appointment, once your brows have healed, you will need to return to the salon to have your microblading touch up appointment. This is typically 4-6 weeks after your first microblading session. A touch up appointment is needed for a variety of reasons. It is unknown how your skin will take the pigment, there will be fading, and there could be some unevenness that needs to be corrected. The microblading touch up appointment is done the same way as the first appointment and takes about the same amount of time.

Your microblading artist will look at how well your brows took the pigment, notice where more pigment needs to be, and will draw the [Read more…]

Happy Valentine’s Day

image of heartsHappy Valentine’s Day to you today! Whether you are part of a duo, celebrating with your child, or just loving on yourself, I hope that you take time to love on someone. I’m not much for the holiday, but a little reminder about love is always nice. Hope you have a fun heart day!

John C. Maxwell + Rachel Hollis = Perfection

image of a John Maxwell consistency quoteTwo words just excited me in a way that made my mind race and lit a fire deep within my heart: Consistency Compounds.

I was listening to the Rise Podcast with Rachel Hollis. (In case you’ve been living under a rock, Rachel Hollis is the amazing author behind the “Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant To Be“). In this [Read more…]

January 8, 2019: A Day to Remember

image of self loveI did something this past weekend while I was out of town that I haven’t done in forever. I looked at myself in the mirror and said, “I am deserving and worthy“. What you don’t know (and what I probably should leave out) is that I was going to the bathroom and the door facing me had a mirror on it. What can I say? I saw an opportunity and went for it. What better time, right?!

In all seriousness though, years ago I used to look at myself in the mirror (never while going to the bathroom, I might add) and [Read more…]

Obsessing Over Younique’s Moodstruck Beloved Palette, Volume 2:

image of Younique eye paletteWhile I was out of town in California for Younique’s Black Status Retreat, my Moodstruck Beloved, Volume 2 palette was delivered. Of course it happens like that, right? The second I leave on a plane is when my package arrives.

If you remember the palette we launched February 2018, this one probably looks somewhat familiar to you… and it should! Last year’s palette was such a huge hit, so [Read more…]

Microblading: All the Details & What You Need to Know

image of microblading day by day healingMicroblading has been around for some time, but it’s only been in the recent years that it’s become super trendy. Eyebrow-envy can be found by scrolling on Instagram and seeing all of the makeup posts with perfectly manicured brows. You know the ones I’m talking about… They leave you in complete awe, wondering why you don’t have the skills to do your brows like that.  (Or is that just me?)

I first learned about microblading a few years ago and decided almost instantly that I wanted amazing brows too. While it took me a long time to muster up the courage to make an appointment, I did it on [Read more…]

Fall in love with Younique’s February Kudos!

Image of Younique February KudosGet ready to fall in love with the February Kudos, which has Younique’s newest bundle. These colors are on trend and the pinks and purples will make you feel all kinds of romantic, whether you’re going out on a date with your spouse or hanging out with your girl friends. In addition to the beautiful eyeshadow palette, you have a choice of a blusher, which is brand new, and it comes with a fluffy crease brush. You can’t go wrong with this bundle!

Last February, Younique [Read more…]

Younique’s New You•ology Skincare Line: Everything You Need To Know!

image of You ology cleanser Custom-made skincare just for you based on your skin’s needs? Let me introduce you to the brand new You•ology skincare line!

First, a little back story: As you may know, Younique set the bar for long lashes in 2014 with their 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. Women went crazy over the length and volume that the mascara provided their lashes with and the company exploded. The mascara went on backorder so many times because the demand far surpassed the supply that was available, yet the orders kept coming in. The backorders almost created more of a buzz because people want what they can’t have. Lots of people could have said that that moment was the perfect time to get involved with Younique.

Well guess what? Younique is about to do it all over again. Whether [Read more…]

#Last90Days Challenge

image of #last90daysYou know that feeling you get when the end of December starts creeping in and you decide to change everything to be a better person, a better mom, to lose weight, to eat better, to exercise, etc? Ah yes, the infamous New Years Resolutions. I guess, in theory, it’s a great idea. We should all strive to be better, in all of the areas in our life.

But what happens (usually) around [Read more…]

“Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” Book Review

image of personal development bookLast night I was flipping through my saved books on my Kindle & decided to start “Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It” by Kamal Ravikant. I had no idea specifically what this book was about, more than the personal development side of it, but the cover intrigued me.

It’s a predominately black and white cover with a person standing pointing a gun to the head and a red heart on [Read more…]

still i rise

image of still i rise tattoodear kristin,

when you looked at the “tattoo ideas” folder on your laptop, you just knew that one of the saved pictures was speaking to your soul. you knew it was the one even though you kept searching for other “small inspirational wrist tattoos”. you knew right where you wanted it so that it could provide inspiration in those moments you needed most to remember just how awesome you are.

it’s your daily [Read more…]

Tattoo Time: I did it!

image of bold quoteThis past Tuesday, while in Calgary, I decided I wanted to finally get that tattoo I’ve been talking about for a few months now. I looked up tattoo shops, read reviews, set my Sidekix app (think of Waze, but for walkers) for the route, and went on my merry way. Once I got to the shop, I was greeted by a girl who told me that they didn’t have any availability that day, but that [Read more…]

Calgary Reflections, Take 2

image of Calgary, CanadaWanderlust: A desire to travel, to understand ones very existence.

The last time I was in Calgary, I was moved beyond belief. It was such an incredible experience to have had that time to do all the things, some of which I knew I wanted to do & others that just happened as a result of not having a plan.  This city is such a fantastic place and it’s amazing what can happen when you just let go and get out there.

You know you’re doing something right when [Read more…]

Choose Joy. Always.

image of joyJoy does not simply happen to us. We have to choose joy and keep choosing it every day.” – Henri J. M. Nouwen

Do you do that?
Do you choose joy every day?

Are you living life and choosing to see all the good, even in the times when it is tough? Or are you letting life & all of [Read more…]

Makeup Look of the Day 💟

image of Younique makeup look of the dayFall is my favorite time of the year. I love the leaves changing & the air cooling. I love pumpkin everything and bundling up with sweaters & cute jackets. It’s such a wonderful time of the year, but living in Houston leaves much to be desired when it comes to Fall. Houston doesn’t really do Fall. The cooler temperatures coming in may be around 85 degrees and [Read more…]