Hair, Makeup and Beauty

makeup brushes 101

Makeup Brushes 101 | A List of Essentials

Welcome to Makeup Brushes 101, where I’m going over all the essential makeup brushes and uses. You’ll want to bookmark this! I’ll even answer the question, “how do I clean makeup brushes?”, because cleaning your brushes is just as important as having the right ones. Everyone wants their makeup to be on point, and no […]

morning hair

Morning Hair Parenting 101 (With Links That Help)

Y’all, it’s been one of those morning hair catastrophe days, and I feel like I need to go back to parenting 101. If you have a teenaged girl in your home, you know what I mean. Her room looked like a war zone, there were tears on the Eggo waffles, and no amount of begging, pleading, […]

Saving Hair From The Flat Iron, One User At A Time

I’m on a mission of saving hair from the flat iron, a gift from God. Also known as a straightening iron, or “straightener”, this is one of the most versatile tools on my station. It straightens and smooths, it curls, it aids in processing chemical smoothing treatments, and it can even add volume. *This post […]

cute down hairstyles

Cute Down Hairstyles | Let Your Hair Down!

Cute Down Hairstyles | Let Your Hair Down! Who’s ready to talk about cute down hairstyles?  Cooler weather, tailgating, bonfires and sweatshirts are right around the corner!  Let your hair down this fall with these cute and easy down hairstyles and the latest fall hair trends. Bring on the fall breeze, Mother Nature! *This post contains […]

half up hairstyles

Cute Half Up Hairstyles | How To

If you follow the latest in hair trends at all, then you know that cute half up hairstyles are very popular right now, and have been for a while. These looks are not just for weddings and formals, but perfect for an every day look for school or work, as well.  Wearing your hair half […]

Avon Lady

I’m YOUR New Avon Lady | A Giveaway!!

Hi, my name is Martie, and I want to be your Avon lady! Never mind that I’m already your Flaxie Hug Lady, your hairdresser gear lady, and your blogger lady.  I like being lots of ladies! Ok, that sounded weird.  Although, I have been accused of having multiple personalities before. Coach never can figure out […]

Glamour Photography Is Not Dead!

Glamour Photography Is Not Dead Do you ever see pictures of your friends on social media and feel a dig of jealousy at how gorgeous they look?  Is their skin flawless? Is their makeup on-point?  Are their eyebrows totally perfect?  Chances are, they’ve been tinkering with their pictures.  The good news is, you can, too…with a free […]

Messy Bun for Thick, Heavy Hair

If you have ever seen me before in your life, you’ve probably seen me with a messy bun in my hair.  It’s the hairstyle I choose at least 3 or 4 days a week, because I’m lazy like that. Yes, I was a hairstylist for many years, but that job required me to make other […]

Modern Salon Interview

Guys, I can’t tell you how excited I am!  I had the pleasure recently of interviewing with Modern Salon’s Rosanne Ullman (she’s a project editor for Modern Salon Media), and I am now featured in one of her articles!  She stumbled upon my blog post Hairdresser Health: It’s Important, and requested an interview with me, which […]

Put On Your New Years Makeup!

New Years Makeup New Years makeup time is here…it’s almost New Year’s Eve!  Where ya going?  What’re you gonna be doing?  Who are you partying with?  You can assume that I’m attempting to live vicariously through you, because it’s true!  We haven’t partied for New Year’s Eve in the past several years now, and I […]