August 08, 2017

What is next for the Blog?

 It's been a long time since I've wrote a written blog for you all but wanted to take some time out to share some of my thoughts from everything I've been working on this year. 

 For those of you who are actively following me and even for those of you who aren't, I started my revamped version of Beauty Blogging back in December 2016 and it's be a trip. I created my public profile on Instagram and my Youtube channel and surprising wasn't afraid to post videos of myself to the public even though I thought I would have been. Part of that is because I think it's become so normal for everyone to express themselves publicly where 10+ years ago before the iPhone and social media that wasn't the case. The whole thing started of as a rush, I won't even lie. It was awesome to get "likes", "loves", and even a compliment here or there even though that wasn't the point of what I was doing. Sure, there are people out there who post for attention but I post for my own creativity. Eventually that little stuff loses it's luster and you have to find ways to stay motivated, inspired, and creative to keep up with trends and new products coming out. It can be exhausting and constant but it really is so much fun for me to explore. Especially when it comes to making it my own. 

 After I became a full time stay at home mom to my son last year, anything that had to do with ME went out the window. Having my first baby was like taking the life I created and built up until then, all 30 years of me and turning that box of everything I knew and dumping it all out on the ground. There were broken pieces, there were pieces of me I had lost along the way, there were new things I was finding out about myself as a mother and my child that was so overwhelming that only mother's who have ever felt that way could relate to what I went through.  

As a person with a Bachelors degree in Studio Art, creating has been my greatest passion. I even discussed with my husband last night how tough it can be to be a creative person like me because I'm not driven by money, I'm not driven by power. I'm a hard working, loyal wife and mother first and foremost. I'm someone who has a huge heart and has been hurt by a whole lot of people just like everyone else. I'm someone who despite my greatest efforts of avoiding it, feels things deeper than most and tries to block that out because it makes most people uncomfortable. Yet, I'm driven and inspired by positive quotes, other artists, positive people, my faith in God and people who are in touch with their truth. The creative part of me is the easiest part of me to bury but at the core of it I knew it's what I always been meant to do from a young age.

That brings me to now. What's next for me? Where do I take Dee's Beauty Blog so it continues to grow, so it continues to help others, inspire others, connect me to others with same minds and same hearts? I go back and forth between buying my own website and getting a web designer to help me create something awesome, I debate if I should use my Youtube channel to speak on beauty, womanhood, and motherhood and keep up with my Instagram "Makeup of the day" posts. Am I a Beauty Blogger or Beauty Influencer or both and what's the difference? All I know now is what I'm doing here is positive and has been really beneficial for me as far as having something special for me. I look forward to working through the puzzle pieces to figure out the best way to create something bigger and more special to all my followers as well. 

Thank you, as always, to my most loyal friends, family and followers who have been there for me to encourage me always! You're support means so so much! I can't wait to hit some major goals this year including my ONE YEAR anniversary! It's been such a fun ride so far. 



March 23, 2017

Give me all the UNICORN

As most of you know, there has been a unicorn trend on the rise in the past year. I've seen it everywhere from recipes on unicorn hot chocolate and cakes  that look oh so yummy, to clothing such as LuLaRoe where if you have a special pattern you love, it's called your "unicorn".

This colorful trends has really been messing with my little girl, fairytale days and I can't help but feel nostalgic as well as giddy over it. My sister and fellow blogger Swiss Missus, got me my first unicorn item for my birthday coming up and I cannot wait. These are the UnicHorn brushes by Sugar & Cotton. Look at how pretty these colorful bristles are!!! I can't wait to try them.

Just as I couldn't get anymore excited, Tarte came out with a spring release of their own unicorn makeup brushes and palatte and my jaw hit the floor. I have to have it all. Check out their version of brushes with gold handles! This is a 5 brush set with a powder brush, contour brush, liquid foundation brush, crease brush and eyeshadow brush. Perfect for the latest trends in applying a full face of makeup. 

They also came out with a stunning eyeshadow palette, highlighter, 2 matte glosses and a rose gold liquid liner. (All pictured below) Each product was so thought out and is so gorgeous and fun for Spring! So shop on Tarte's website now or get out to Sephora as soon as possible because these are limited edition items and I'm sure they'll sell out soon because they are too beautiful!

I'm so inspired by such a fun and colorful trend and I hope you are too. You can now follow me on Twitter to see more fun things from me.

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As always, thank you so much for the support and love!


Dee's Beauty Blog Now on Twitter

Hello everyone! 

Wanted to inform you that I've joined another social media platform for my blog.  You can now find me on Twitter by clicking here @DeesBeautyBlog. Make sure to follow me for makeup looks, quotes, and all things BEAUTIFUL!

You can also follow me on Instagram and my Facebook page. 

Thank you for all the love and support as always!



March 11, 2017

Evolving My Blog in 2017

I started Dee's Beauty Blog back in 2011 as a hobby of mine because people in my life would ask me advice about how to do their makeup knowing I loved it so much and I thought I could use this blog to share it that way on social media. 

While I've used this blog for the last 6 years, I really slowed down in the creative writing side of it the last 3 years. Now that my personal life has somewhat slowed down I made it a personal resolution to get back into things in 2017 and it's been a true joy.

Social media continues to grow and change so much and I'm doing my best to learn it all and keep up with things as well as tie each one together. It's a lot more work than I anticipated and I'm still trying to find a balance with it and being a full time mom. Trends are ever changing, blogging is evolving and influencer marketing is becoming a huge thing for people. All this new information on how to do this correctly and effectively has my head spinning in a good way. I feel in a way that this is my creative calling. 

For those of you who don't know me well, I have had a passion for the arts for as long as I can remember. I remember knowing from an early age I was meant to create and to be an artist. I remember the first time I took a paint brush to a blank canvas that I gasped because it felt so natural to me. It felt like it had been something I had always done even though it was the first time. It was the coolest experience. The colors felt like they were apart of me in a way I can't explain. 

I have also enjoyed makeup since I was a teenager and since one of my first jobs out of college was being a manager of several makeup lines, it inspired me even more than when I was young. I had to take several classes on makeup application and skincare. I was captivated by different pigments of the shadows, the formula of foundations, the correct steps needed to apply a full face of makeup. I had no clue prior to that how much goes into it and how much fun it could be. It was very similar to why I loved to paint. Merging both makeup and painting just feels like such a refreshing thing for me to pursue at this point of my life and that's why I'm here now.

Thank you for those of you who are following me on this journey. Thank you even more to those of you who have reached out to me to tell me how much you're enjoying what I am putting out there or giving me feedback on how to improve. It's been so encouraging and fun! And that's what makeup should be to all of us, FUN! 

My goal is to review all kinds of products in different price ranges and to put live videos out there to talk with you and not at you about the kinds of things I'm learning or kinds of things you wish to learn that I'm excited to share with you. 

Please follow me and share with your friends! Links are below! Stayed tuned for more updates this year! 

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Thanks for reading!

January 03, 2017

All About the BRUSH

Hi everyone! Just want to say thanks again for following me on this new venture of vlogging and instagraming my beauty blog! It's a lot of fun and your support means a lot to me. 

I had many of you reach out and ask me why makeup brushes are so important and which ones are needed when doing your makeup. Depending on the makeup you use daily will depend on the brushes you need. 

Below is the vlog I recorded this past holiday weekend on makeup brushes, what they are used for and I also added in there how to avoid spillage of eyeshadow when applying eyeshadow with concealer and foundation already applied and when it isn't. 

Here is a list of links & prices of brushes I use daily! The Mary Kary and the Shiseido ones I mention in this vlog unfortuneatly are no longer available as these are brushes I got 5 plus years ago. I apologize for that but you should be able to purchase similar brushes at Sephora & Ulta. 

-Realtechniques Expert Face Brush $8.99 
-Sephora Angled Natural Brush #50 $15.00 (ON SALE NOW)

-LAB2 Just Blending in Brush $6.99

-Anastasia Brush #12 $18.00

Thank you again for your support! Please follow me @deesbeautyblog on Instagram and on my YouTube Channel for updates and tips. 

December 23, 2016

Five Minute Makeup Look

Hello!!! Today I thought I'd give you a short Five Minute Makeup Look for those of you who need a quick step by step guide on how to get your makeup done on the go. I like to apply eye and face moisturizer first and let that absorb before applying the following, in the following order:

  1. Concealer
  2. Eyebrows
  3. Mascara
  4. Bronzer (or Blush)
  5. Any eyeshadow
Here are the products I used and the links to purchase:

Check out the video above! The products I used are listed below in the notes. Hope you enjoy!

December 22, 2016

Holiday Look 2016


Here's a makeup tutorial just in time for your holiday parties for an fun, pretty look. I used gold and purple eyeshadow and topped it off with some gold glitter. 

Here are a list of the products, their cost and their links below:

Foundation- Lancome Tient Miracle in Bisque 5C 330 ($47.00)

Concealer- Make Up For Ever Full Cover in 5 ($34.00)

Eyeshadow- EM by Michelle Phan palette in "Shanghai Lavendars" ($28.00)

                      NYX Ultra Pearl Mania in "Mink" ($6.00)

Glitter- MAC Brilliants in "Reflects Gold" ($22.00)

Bronzer- Hoola by Benefit ($29.00) and Tarte "Park Ave Princess"($30.00)

Eyebrow- Anastasia Dip Brow in "Soft Brown" ($18.00) & Mary Kay Eyebrow Gel ($10.00)

Liner- NYX Matte Liquid Liner in "Black" ($15.00) & Kohl Black Liner

Lip- NYX Xtreme Shine Lip Cream in "Natural" (No longer carried by NYX) 

Hope you enjoyed watching!!! Wishing you and your families a very SAFE and BLESSED Holiday!