Feather boho earrings | Beauty with the Baby | Denver airbrush makeup artist

sometimes I like to take a little break from mommying, and painting faces, and create fun wearable art. Since 2010, the feather trend got me like,... all the heart eyes.

handmade feather earrings

I used to make earrings and headbands and sell them at my salon in Omaha. I thought maybe one or two of them would go, but I was making more and more each week. It really set up our account to make our big move out to Colorado. I got to busy setting up camp out here, then the rest of life happened. Including this little sweetie that I've been making so many headbands for before she was even made. 

Now I am back, revisiting my crafty day. One day a week, even just for a few hours at nap time. The craft box is back open, and the feathers are flying.  

handmade feather earrings

If you are interested in checking them out, I'll post them to @beautywiththebaby instagram. You can direct message me there if you see something you like or would like me to make. I'll probably be sticking to earrings in this style for the time being as I work on creating a mommy and me line.  

handmade feather earrings

My fingers are already aching with needle nose plier excitement.   

Location : In-Tea Littleton Colorado

Photography by Baby Rose Photography

Little Poppy Co Monthly Giveaway | Beauty with the Baby | Denver Blogger

After I get past the fact that this look my daughter is giving us is like total toddler.... I'm so happy to talk a little more about my Little Poppy Co month subscription bow giveaway!

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For one... this monthly bow subscription concept is like genius! My little gal flies through bow so quickly. She plays hard, and shes fast! So before I can even get a chance to check... we've left so many lovely headbands behind. Wahh Wahhh...

Plus, who doesn't love a monthly mailbox surprise! Opening the box to see those little pink plastic mailers is like all the heart eye emojis... 

denver mommy blogger giveaway

Each month, those gals at Little Poppy Co put together a cohesive set of three bows or headbands to send out to their subscribers. A bonus to being an exclusive member is that each month you can order past bows that you may have missed and extra add on bows. 

I know I love it when moms ask me where I get Ruby's things. I love it more when it's a sweet little boutique like find.

little poppy company bows

Head on over to my instagram page and follow Beauty with the Baby. Look for the above photo. There you will find your chance to win a FREE month! 

Winner will be announced Sunday the 28th!

Good Luck BwtB followers!!

little poppy company bows

Alicia's Wild Basin Lodge Wedding | Beauty with the Baby | Denver Airbrush Makeup Artist

I am finally getting around to blogging this beautiful wedding I got the chance to be a part of last August. Alicia was totally on the ball getting me booked almost a year before her wedding date! Total kudos, Girl! I love getting stuff nailed down early! Just so happens that the date was also my birthday. She's also a fellow Nebraska girl.. so this wedding held so many special places in my heart. 

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She came into town to finalize some wedding details and we had a little trial session.  I really cannot express how important a trial session is. I was able to learn her skin type and to steer her in the right direction as far as goals and skin care treatments so that her skin would be on point for her wedding day. Especially changing climates from humid to very dry. It was a big change in how the makeup would lay on the day of. So I recommended she check out my amazing cousin in Omaha, Jessica at Victor Victoria for a little skin balancing act. As you can see from these gorgeous photos from Caroline Colvin Photography... everything was absolutely perfect.

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She wanted something natural, but with a pop in her lashes... it all balanced itself out so beautifully. 

Sandey from Union Salon created these beautiful hairstyles for Alicia and her daughter. I love that they both had braids to match. 

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denver wedding hair and makeup

I wish nothing but the best for this Nebraska beauty... She pulled off such an amazing destination wedding that everyone should be jealous off. 

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denver airbrush makeup artist

Location -  Wild Basin Lodge in Estes Park

Hair by Sandey at Union Salon

Photography by Caroline Colvin Photography

Highlight like the Pros | Beauty with the Baby | Denver Airbrush Makeup Artist

One really easy step that you can add to your daily makeup routine is a killer highlight. Highlight is meant to make those areas stand out. Giving a bit of an optical illusion. That's why every Hollywood makeup artist is crazy about it. On the red carpet and under all those bright flash bulbs and stage lights you need a little something to keep you standing out in the crowd. In comes the highlight and contour routine. This blog will give you the basics on highlight. Check back next week for contour tips and tricks. 

There's a few different types of highlighting product. Here's a few of my favorites at the moment.  

face highlighting products

Cream- l'oreal this is great for dry skin types, and a more natural finish. It give those areas more glow rather than shimmer.

Powder-Mary Lou Manizer  this can be used on top of all your other product. Use a flat blender brush on top of your cheek bone to give a dewy effect. This defiantly is more sparkly than a cream. 

Stick-High Beam I use this as a highlight in my inner tear duct and sometimes on my cupids bow. This contains a little more shimmery glitter than a cream. 

face highlight guildlines

Follow the guidelines of these photos when applying cream highlight. upside down triangle under the eyes and between the brows. Down the center of your nose to your cupids bow. A triangle on the chin.

face highlight blending

Blend with a fluffy cream foundation brush. It's your choice whether to add it before or after your foundation. Since I use airbrush foundation, I highlight and contour first. 

Find your glow and add it into your routine.  

Photography by Baby Rose Photography