TMG Project: Johnson’s Baby Rock Star Glam Suite…

My Johnson’s Baby Rockstar Glam Suite was a total hit!!  So, a few weeks back, I teamed up with Johnson’s Baby, The Sheraton Tyson’s Corner and celebrity makeup artist Ketta Vaughn to create a “Rockstar Glam Suite” called Sipping Social.   This was born out of an ask from a friend of mine Celena Gill who wanted a makeup lesson for herself and a friend.  I said, Why don’t we turn this into an event and invite some other ladies!!  I got Ketta involved and the rest just fell into place.  Celena gave tips on how to manage your time when you have kids, I gave tips on how to use Johnson’s Baby products in your everyday routine and Ketta showed us three looks Office, Happy Hour and After Hours and I was the model/guinea pig!

The Sheraton Tyson’s graciously provided us with the Presidential Suite (whoooaaa mama!!) and some yummy eats from the Brix & Ale restaurant downstairs.  Our guests sipped champagne, noshed on nibbles and learned some FANTASTIC makeup tips and looks.  It was a perfect Sunday afternoon, the weather was fabulous, the view was spectacular and the company was amazing.  We laughed the entire time….

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The Rundown:

Here are some of our Rockstar Mom Tips (even if you aren’t a mom, you can apply some of these to your routine)

  • Organize everyone:  Have as set place for keys, backpacks, coats, umbrellas etc. I like to use baskets and bins from Target/Walmart. It makes things infinitely easier.
  • Wake up an hour before your child does:  This way nobody is trying to cuddle, sleep in etc.  Even if you aren’t going to work outside of the home OR if you work from home set those boundaries/.  Get up, get your clothes on, and make breakfast.
  • Use a crockpot:  THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER.  You can prep on Sunday for an entire week and freeze in a ziplock bag.  Run the ziplock bag under warm water while you get dressed, dump it in the crockpot, set it for 7 hours on low and leave the house.  Dinner is hot and waiting for you when you arrive and you have ZERO cleanup.
  • Don’t be afraid to take a personal day:  It’s important to make sure everything is on track EVERYWHERE in your life. Once in a while, take a mental health day to play catch up.
  • Have a mini makeup kit.  For those days when concealer and blush just won’t do the trick….whip out your mini makeup kit and pump up the glam!  It should include a multi-use products that will work on lips, cheeks and eyes (like NARS The Multiple), a tinted moisturizer w/sunscreen, mascara, mini eyelash curler and a nude/natural lipgloss.  If you need to glam it up in 5 minutes or less, this should do the trick!

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Some of our beauty tips for using Johnson’s Baby products included:

  • Use Johnson’s Soothing Lavender Baby Shampoo to clean your makeup brushes once a week.
  • Johnson’s Baby Oil is the perfect go-to eye makeup remover, as it’s gentle and has hypoallergenic properties so that it doesn’t irritate your skin. This is especially great for removing waterproof mascara and eyeliner.
  • Johnson’s Baby Powder is a beach bag essential because it removes unwanted sand from fingers, legs and toes.
  • Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil with Aloe Vera & Vitamin E is perfect for soothing sunburns and it’s also great for preventing peeling.
  • Johnson’s Baby Powder is the perfect base/lash thickener for mascara. Add some powder to your lashes before adding mascara to add volume and thickness. Just use a Q-tip to apply
  • To keep skin moisturized year round, apply Johnson’s Baby Oil Gel right after you step out of the shower to lock in the moisture for long lasting results. Specifically, target your dryer areas such as elbows, knees and heels.

Celebrity makeup artist Ketta Vaughn did a fantastic hands on lesson where she applied one look (in this case it was an office daytime look) and graduated it in intensity by adding elements until she got to the full on glammed out version she called after hours. We actually had four looks because she did two after hours looks with different lip options.  See the looks below.ThreeLooks TMG Project:  Johnsons Baby Rock Star Glam Suite...

I will have a video up soon that shows Ketta giving her makeup lesson, so you will feel like you are right there with us!  would you like to see an event like his in your area?  Let me know in the comments… Check out more photos form the event in the gallery below.

All photos copyright TheMakeupGirl – Credit Kristopher Johnson-Hoyle

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CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway!

CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway! Hey hey!! Okay so we had the BEST time the other night when we literally shut down Brix and Ale at the Sheraton in Tyson’s Corner for our MTV VMA Viewing party. We had goody bags packed with the latest CoverGirl makeup and we all put on a signature lip and eye look for the night. I arrived early at the hotel and got all the products into the gift bags and then headed downstairs to the venue. We ate, drank and had a blast! Of course the Beyoncé performance at the end of the night was MINDBLOWINGLY amazing.

Gift bags ready to go!

Brix and Ale is a restaurant located in the bottom of the Sheraton Tyson’s Corner and we had yummy food, drinks (featuring a state of the art wine vacuum system) and a HUGE TV on the wall with the awards front and center (which made for great awards viewing, I highly recommend it!). We laughed and played with makeup but mostly posed for snaps after we had everything on.

We were wearing…

  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Shineshadow
  • COVERGIRL Bombshell Curvaceous Mascara
  • COVERGIRL Outlast Illumina Lip Color

If you don’t know about CoverGirl Bombshell Mascara – GET INTO IT. It’s one of the best drugstore mascaras (or mascaras period) that you can get for the money. All the girls loved that one for sure..

AshleyandLauren CoverGirl Looks That Rock Viewing Party + Giveaway!

Some quotes from the guests…

Yvonne: “Whoah look how big my lashes are!!??!”

Ashley: “These shadows are amazing!” and “I will be brightening my teeth tonight!”

Lauren: “Ma’am (she says Ma’am when she wants to place emphasis), my lashes look huge!”

Kaleigh: “I am in LOVE with this Olay swirl eye cream…..I need this in my life!” and “This lip color stayed on through two drinks, I’m SOLD!”
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Red Carpet Beauty: Beyoncé’s Nails at the VMAs…

Beyoncé’s nails at the VMAs were just as showstopping as her 15 minute medley performance at the end of the show!  She looked AMAZING from her red carpet walk to her flawlessly executed performance and finally her press room celebration for her 4 awards including the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award.  She kicked off the evening on the red carpet by wearing a black dress from Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran from his FW 14/15 collection, she performed in a dazzling Tom Ford bodysuit with black fishnets and then changed into a burgundy Zuhair Murad dress for the press room. WHEW!!  All the while with minimal makeup but sparkling sliver nails…

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Credit Image: TLeopold/Globe Photos/ZUMA Wire

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The Rundown:

Beyoncé chose a silver liquid metal shimmer shade from Nails inc for her VMA performance. Here’s how to get the look:

  • BASECOAT: Nails inc NailKale Superfood Base Coat, $15,
  • COLOR: Nails inc Cambridge Terrace Polish, $9.50,
  • TOPCOAT: Nails inc Gel Effect Top Coat with Kensington Caviar, $15,

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    Photo by Kevin Mazur/MTV1415/WireImage


In case you missed her performance, here it is again below…


What did you think of Queen Bey’s performance and her red carpet looks?

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Red Carpet Beauty: Robin Wright at the 2014 Emmy Awards…

Robin Wright Emmys 2014

Robin Wright at the 2014 Emmy Awards.  Robin Wright gets better and better with age.  I love her pixie cut, the fact that she can and she is a damn good actress.  Celebrity makeup artist Tricia Sawyer created the look for Robin Wright for tonight’s … [Continue reading]

Secret Ingredient: Kale Beauty Products!

Kale in Beauty Products

Kale Beauty Products!! KALE, the all around trendy superfood (which I love, by the way) has moved from the salad bowl and into your beauty cabinets. A growing number of heavy-hitting brands are capitalizing on the phytonutrient, antioxidant, vitamin, … [Continue reading]

TMG Project: MTV VMA’s Twitter Party This Sunday!!

MTV VMA's = Looks that rock

Hey hey babies!  Who doesn't love a party??  A twitter party that is! After last year's event with the Robin Thicke/Miley Cyrus twerking disaster (that really was the beginning of the end for him wasn't it?), I'm quite certain that SOMETHING … [Continue reading]

Beauty News: Allure Magazine Partners with Beauty Booked….

Beauty Booked App

Allure magazine partners with Beauty Booked to create an online/mobile booking solution for salons/spas.  Allure is already the authority in this area (I LOVE the Salon/Spa directory in there, I have found many a new spot that way) so the app part is … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Smashbox Full Exposure Palette…

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

I don't usually get excited about eyeshadow palettes but this Smashbox Full Exposure Palette [$49] has changed my mind! These are 14 shadows that you will DEFINITELY reach for over and over for hundreds of combinations.  I usually find that I only … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Blo Blow Dry Bar…

Blo Gaithersburg

Blo Blow Dry Bar has opened a new location!  Few things make me happier in life - one of them is getting my hair blown dry by someone else!  It's always straighter, smoother and lasts longer than any at home blow dry I give myself (I'm good...but I'm … [Continue reading]

Fall 2014: MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2….


Round 2 for MAC + Rihanna with MAC Viva Glam Rihanna 2 hitting stores and online this coming September. The shade is a departure for the franchise which has favored reds and pinks in the past!  This shade, a silvery mauve is sure to turn heads trend … [Continue reading]

5 Summer Beauty Problems SOLVED…

Summer Beauty Problems

Yep, I have the solution to 5 summer beauty problems!  Even the most careful person can end up with some collateral damage during the summer months.  Days of fun in the sun, heat, humidity and chlorine can do a number on our skin and hair, leaving us … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Favorite Lipsticks….

5 Favorite Lipsticks

Now that summer is in full swing, time to grab a new shade to pop your look!!  So I put together a list of my 5 favorite lipsticks for you.  By the way, did you know that today is National Lipstick Day? Well, it is and what better way to celebrate … [Continue reading]

GLAM Beauty Board: Summer 2014 Reviews…

Glam Beauty Board

Hey hey!!  As a member of the Glam Beauty Board, I periodically receive a selection of products to review.  Lucky for me - most of them I have never tried and in most cases have been DYING to (It's the beauty junkie in me...LOL) Last week, I got the … [Continue reading]

TMG Faves: Eve Lom Cleanser…

Eve Lom Cleanser

I can't believe I've never tried this - and once you won't either.  Eve Lom Cleanser isn't called, "Probably the best cleanser in the world..."  by Vogue for no reason.  It probably is.  In case you are not aware, Eve Lom was Born in … [Continue reading]

New for Fall: Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner…

Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner

Hourglass 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Eye Liner is my new favorite thing. I love new innovations, and this one is at the top of my list.  A good cat eye was SUPER hard for me to do until gel liner came along - it always looked wobbly.  When you have the gel … [Continue reading]

10 Must Have Travel Beauty Essentials…

Travel Beauty Essentials

Greetings from California! Here are my 10 Must Have Travel Beauty Essentials...I have been traveling more and more lately AND now (thanks to Julia) have it down to a science. One of my biggest things that I do all the time now is ask for akincare … [Continue reading]

Refresh Your Makeup Storage this Summer…

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We already talked about cleaning out your makeup bag - this time we need to clean out your makeup storage! If you are a beauty junkie, it's hard to keep things in check. Like anything, there is a fine line between collecting and hoarding.  With … [Continue reading]

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye Gets an Update…

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye

When a product reaches cult status, you just know it.  Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Eye is one of those products.  The thing I love about Estee Lauder is that when they realize that a product has reached that status, not only do they maintain … [Continue reading]