How to Get that Summer Glow!

Everyone looks better with a healthy glow, am I right? Keyword being “Healthy” though, people! Stop baking in the sun and get your glow on with my new favorite Self-Tanner by South Seas! They have so many formulations, so there really is something for everyone! I LOVE using their Tanning Mousse on my body for a deep, natural, island tan. For my face, I use their Tahitian Glow Lotion….this stuff smells amazing and you are instantly transported to a tropical paradise! Seriously, I love this product. You can pick up some for yourself at

My girl, @MorganNorstrand looking flawless in her SouthSeas Self-Tanner!

I was browsing the makeup aisle in my local Walgreens in search of an inexpensive but glamorous bronzer…I found it! Wet & Wild has a great selection of shimmering bronzers for under $5! I grabbed them all and headed to my studio to play.

Normally when applying bronzers, I like to leave the “Diamond” of the face untouched by bronzers, but with this look I applied the bronzers to the nose as well as inner apples of the cheeks…be sure to watch the video…since this is tricky to explain in words. haha

Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks for being here!



Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summer Beauty Must-Haves

Summer Beauty Must-Haves on KUTV’s Fresh Living

I think I can speak for all of us when I say, thank goodness it’s FINALLY Summer! With the temperatures rising…so do our moods. Sunshine is good for the soul! But before we head out to enjoy the much anticipated rays…here are some of my top picks to add to your Summer Beauty Rituals!

First up is my go-to solution for the perfect streak-less glowing tan: South Seas has multiple options when it comes to their fabulous formulations of self-tanners. Their “Hottest” item is by far is their Sea Foam Tanning Mousse. It’s super easy-to-use and when applied with their Bronzing Mitt, you get a streak-free finish that smells amazing! I have used my fair share of tanning products over the years, and have had some not so great looking tans, not to mention the obvious “I’m wearing a self-tanner” smell that seems to enter the room before I do! Thanks to South Seas, I no longer have those issues…and guys, the scent their formula’s have is seriously amazing. You’ll want to apply it everyday just so you can smell like you’re on a Beach Vacay in the islands! Their Sea Foam Mousse is a steal at just $24, and you can pick it up at

Next up is a no-brainer when it comes to Summer Beauty Must-Haves: Waterproof Eyeliner & Mascara! Maybelline has launched their new Falsies Lash Lift Hydrofuge Mascara and at only $8.99 at you should definitely add it to your Makeup Bag! This mascara has fibers in it that allow you to build up your lashes to insane lengths! Apply multiple layers and don’t let it dry between coats…you want to maintain a clump-free lifted lash look!

When it comes to eyeliner, I’m a sucker for anything in a pen. It seriously makes application so quick and easy and with the Maybelline Hyper Easy Liquid Eyeliner in Waterproof…you’ll have that gorgeous winged liner even after a dunk in the pool! At just $6.99 do you even need to think about it? Get it now at

The perfect duo for Summertime

This last item makes me giddy like a 13 year old! It’s the Limited Edition Chi x Barbie Collection! Yes, that’s right pink lovers…Barbie and Chi have come together to give us the trusted hair brand’s favorite styling tools…now in Barbie Dream Pink! EEK! Can you stand the cuteness? Not only did they release the Hot Flat Iron and Curling Iron in the iconic Barbie pink, but for a limited time your favorite CHI hair styling products come in the pink packaging as well! Now we can live like Barbie all summer long with great hair! Available at

Limited Edition Chi x Barbie Collection

Well there you have it, my friends! My Summer Beauty Must-Haves! I hope you enjoy these great products! Have a great Summer!



Teen/Tween Beauty

Teen Beauty Segment on CBS Affiliate, Fresh Living.

First off, let me just congratulate you mom’s out there that are raising teens! What a difficult age, am I right? It’s like terrible two’s but you can’t pick them up and put them in time-out anymore! Plus, not only are their attitudes getting worse, but their skin is too! Thanks to the teenage raging hormones! UGH! I hated my teen years because the havoc my hormones played on my skin was a nightmare!

I knew when I had kids that I wanted to protect them from those harsh years of acne, and bullying! Sooo…we taught our daughters when they were young about the importance of cleansing, toning, and moisturizing ones’ face. It became part of their daily routine, just like brushing their teeth…and it has paid off!

Even though they were establishing good habits and keeping their skin clean, when those hormones went haywire…they started getting pimples…everywhere! We tried a lot of different products and brands and finally found the solution that worked for them.

Prana SpaCeuticals created a teen Acne line called, “BanAcne”. It’s formulated using banana extracts and oils to help rid the skin of infectious bacteria and create a healthy foundation that is protected from breakouts. It’s been life changing for my girls! The formula is gentle and safe for their young skin and it actually works! Hallelujah!

Prana SpaCeuticals BanAcne System – $73.00
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There are a lot of great products from Prana SpaCeuticals that I love for myself as well! Be sure to check out their entire line at (My personal favorites are their hydration masques, my skin feels quenched and supple which is difficult to do when living in the high desert) Bravo!

Skincare, Masks & Hand Sanitizer from Prana SpaCeuticals

Next up, let’s talk oily teenage hair! Gross! I don’t know how it can get so bad in only 24 hours! These girls wash their hair everyday and still somehow end up oily some days. Thank goodness we found COLAB Dry Shampoo!

COLAB is a multi award-winning dry shampoo that’s suitable for all hair types, colors and textures.

Their incredible formula effectively absorbs oil and instantly refreshes roots with an invisible, lightweight finish. Yes, I can even use it on my dark hair!

Hair feels clean, soft and beautifully fragranced in an instant.

What’s more, COLAB is totally vegan friendly, comes in a range of incredible fashion-forward fragrances and has been created by a team of beauty industry experts.

What more can I say? It’s everything you want from a dry shampoo and more…because it’s only $5.49 at Target, Wal-Mart and Rite-Aid. Uhhhmazing!

COLAB Dry Shampoo $5.49 at

As a professional Makeup Artist, my daughters have been around glitter, glitz and glam their whole lives! So much so, that I thought they wouldn’t have an interest in makeup until they were much older….to my surprise they started asking when they could wear certain things like Mascara, or Lip gloss when they were around 10-11.

I never wanted them to feel they couldn’t wear makeup. (That backfired on my parents when I was teen…because I “couldn’t” wear it, only made me want to wear A LOT of it even more!) So..I’ve let my daughter’s slowly transition into wearing tinted chapsticks, or colored mascara’s.

Now that my Lillybug is almost 13, she’s been experimenting with eyeshadows and blushes….but thankfully she is still perceptive to what Mom has to say about properly applying it at her age. She can wear pretty much any color of the rainbow and it still looks age-appropriate because she knows HOW to wear it.

One of my biggest concerns about raising daughters in this delusional world of “Beauty” is that they will lose sight of themselves by trying to conform to someone else’s idea of beauty. I think as Mom’s we need to set examples of self-love and sharing positive vibes with our offspring.

I was delighted to find RealHer Makeup. A brand that stands for something amazing! Check out their Mission Statement…it says it all!

“We are a high quality, CERTIFIED CRUELTY-FREE and PARABEN FREE makeup brand featuring empowering and inspiring affirmations on our product. Our mission is to inspire and bring out the best in every individual, to know their worth, to feel proud of their individuality, to love each and every one of their flaws, and to not fear who they really are. Each of our products come with a self-affirmation to remind us everyday that we are enough.”

Boom! Need I say more? Well, I will, because I never know when to stop talking! haha As a professional Makeup Artist my level of standard for cosmetics is ridiculously high. I was over-the-moon with the formulations that RealHer Makeup created. So much so, that I can tell you….I USE THEM EVERYDAY!! (insert gasp here)

When I heard about their sister line – Love You First, I knew it would be perfect for my girls. Designed for the younger fashionistas, this line has everything for our girls to feel empowered and look fabulous! My daughters love their eyeshadow palettes as well as the sparkly lipglosses. You can never go wrong when glitter is involved.

I hope you love these teen-friendly products as much as we do!



Spring Pastel Makeup Tutorial

It’s the perfect time to step-out of your comfort zone and try some new colors! Today I’ll be showing how you can apply those beautiful pastel colors for Spring!

Using NOMAD Cosmetics, Quad Eyeshadow in “Malibu”.

NOMAD Cosmetics, Surf Shack Series – Malibu – $17

Here is the full tutorial as seen on KUTV’s Fresh Living. Now, go give it a try and let me know what you think!


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Contouring Tutorial

Alright guys. Contouring doesn’t mean spending loads of time drawing swirly floral designs all over your face. (seriously YouTubers, just stop.) The art of contouring is all about manipulating light and shadow. Creating depth with darker shades of makeup can help to define certain features. Want those chiseled cheekbones? Swipe a dark contour color from the ear to the center of the cheek and blend, blend, blend!

In this video I give you the basic contour of the face. Hope this helps ya’ll!


Beauty From Home – (During Self-Isolation)

The lipstick effect is a theory that even in times of economic crisis, women will spend money on lipstick or other beauty products.  Why?  Because it boosts our morale! So to help YOU look and feel your best from home, we have some great, inexpensive, Beauty Products you can have shipped to your door during this “isolation” period.  

First up!  Revlon’s NEW Total Color Hair Color.  This boxed hair color is a completely CLEAN & VEGAN formula, free of ammonia, phalates, silicones, mineral oil, and more.  Not only does it provide 100% Gray Coverage, but it smells amazing!  They have a wide-range of colors to choose from and can be found at all major retailers and online. It’s ONLY $6.98 at and a life-saver for those of us going gray!
Full Product Review & Tutorial Here!

Next up – It’s all about the NAILS!  While unable to get in to see my nail tech, I’ve found that I can easily maintain that “Freshly Manicured” look by applying Color Street’s Nail Polish Strips.  These are super easy-to-use and provide a beautiful finish to your nails.  They even have them for your Toenails!  Prices range from $11-$14 and can be purchased at

Lastly, let’s talk Skincare, particularly FACE Masks!  I am a HUGE fan of Face Masks.  In fact, most nights you’ll find me slathered in some crazy colored mask and scaring my children! haha  In all seriousness, though, face masks can provide an intensive facial treatment that will leave your skin brighter, smoother, and more hydrated.  Yes, please!  Some of my favorite masks can be found online at  They offer a wide variety and even carry lip masks and eye masks!  Any chance to add more hydration to my skin, I’m in!  Starting at only $6 YOU too, can enjoy a spa treatment in the comfort of your own home!

Stay safe, healthy & beautiful my friends!


Beauty on a Budget

Watch the segment to see what Beauty Products we LOVED!

You don’t have to break the bank to have luxurious products that work!

I visited my friends on CBS Affiliate – KUTV’s Fresh Living to share all the wonderful Beauty Products I found. We had a blast playing with products! I love how Kari will dive in and sample anything and everything! These ladies are so much fun!

We started off the show with COLAB Dry Shampoo. YOU GUYS! This formula will change your life! This amazing product is from the UK and was recently launched here in the US! Score! They have amazing fragrances (my fave is Fruity, and my daughters LOVE Unicorn, go figure). You can grab a can at Walmart or Target for only $5.49!

Trying out the yummy COLAB Dry Shampoo’s.

Next up is ECRU New York Velvet Air Moisturizing lipsticks! Game Changer. I normally DON’T wear lipstick, because I hate the heavy feeling on my lips. Not with this formula! We slathered on some beautiful colors and experienced the light-as-air Velvet finish. Did you know this product goes on with a soft satin finish, but you can easily change it to a Matte finish with just the swipe of your finger? UHH…Mazing! For $24 at ECRU New York.

Oh, Spongelle, how I love you! These incredible body wash infused buffers are designed to cleanse, exfoliate, massage and nourish! Plus they smell delicious! You will NEVER go back to your boring Loofah again! Trust me! Also, you get over 14+ uses with this one product! SCORE! Pick out your faves today! Only $14.

Sharing the bubbly goodness of the Spongelle Body Buffers

Last but not least is Vitabrid C12’s Dual Drop Serum. I am a serum junkie! I use it all the time, not just for day and night but anytime I want to refresh my undereyes. This stuff is like magic! Using a stabilized form of Vitamin C, this product is quickly absorbed (no oily or greasy residue) and it is packed with benefits for skin that looks and feels brighter, firmer and deeply hydrated. (My UTAH friends, you NEED this!) This product normally retails for $62 but from now until March 31st you can get it for 84% off! Yep, just pay $9.90 by going to their website and using Code “ALLURE20” at checkout! You’re welcome! 🙂

BONUS! I’m giving away products from each brand! Want to enter? Go to my Instagram @RebelBeauty for details. Good luck!

Share with me what your favorite Beauty on a Budget product is!

Stay beautiful my friends,


Valentine’s Looks on ABC 4!

I had so much fun playing with makeup back on my favorite show, Good Things Utah! In this segment I focused on how you can take your Day-Makeup to Date Night-Makeup with just a few steps.

Let’s talk Lashes!
Lashes can make the biggest difference in your makeup look. Sometimes they can be intimidating, but trust me, they are worth it! My favorite go-to lashes are by Kiss! You can grab them at Walmart or any drugstore. While you’re there, grab the Kiss Aloe Lash Glue in Black. It’s an easy-to-use glue that is infused with aloe and is gentle on your natural lashes.

Tween Beauty
Moving on to my baby girl, Lillybug, who joined me on set today to model how tweens can sport a fresh Valentine’s Look too! Using the NEW Love You First Line of Cosmetics from RealHer Makeup, just launched at Target! Safe, clean makeup with a Positive Marketing Message! Win-Win!

Using the Real Her – Define Your Own Beautiful Palette we dove into the black to give viewers a tutorial on how you can add some intensity to your eye makeup!

RED Lippy
We closed the show by sporting red lips using the Real Her “I’m Fabulous” Kit. Such a great kit! It has a liner, liquid matte lipstick & my fave, the gloss!

Hooded Eyelid Video Tutorial

The Hooded Lid – Not Anymore!

One of my biggest concerns when it comes to the eyes is the Hooded Eyelid! Such a pet peeve. It makes me look tired, angry, or both! Doesn’t matter how much sleep I get, I wake up with my eyes feeling heavy and I have to constantly lift my brows up in order to properly see. LOL!

So what can those of us who have been genetically gifted these heavy lids do about it? Well, there is a surgical option for those that are having complications with being able to see clearly ( I believe this surgery will be in my future). It’s called Blepharplasty. You can look into if you wish, but I’m not here to talk about that route today.

Today I’ve got some quick tips on how you can minimize the appearance of your dreaded hooded lid!

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SOS Winter! Skincare Must Haves

Winter is approaching – the days are getting shorter, the nights longer and the thermometer starts showing negative. The weather is no more a friend, but a frenemy. It’s cozy at home with a blanket and a cup of tea, but once outside our skin screams! It’s time to keep a sweater or fleece blanket at hand – and switch up your cosmetic drawer with something more substantial.

SOS Winter! In the begging of winter, the skin needs different care solutions and formulations other than in summer, since the humidity in heated rooms is significantly lower. This leads to dry, dehydrated and sensitive skin. But why? The so-called hydro-lipid layer of the skin, which acts as a natural protective shield, gets out of balance due to the lack of moisture. But also the temperature shift from brooding heat in the summer to chilling cold in the winter is a great challenge for our skin. The self-protecting functions of the skin decrease and it dries out, as the natural moisture in the skin evaporates faster. As soon as the temperature drops below 8 ° C, the organism restricts the skin’s own production of sebum. The circulation also subsides in many parts of the body, causing the pores to contract in order to retain the heat in the body. The result is dry, flaky skin as well as irritation and redness.

What products and ingredients to use then? Hyaluronic acid works best in different chain lengths so that it penetrates the skin at different depths and cushions superficial and deeper wrinkles and wrinkles. Oils, especially those containing argan extract, jojoba, almond or macadamia nut oil, are particularly suitable for the needs of dry, brittle and powerless skin. The vitamins contained in them deeply nourish, strengthen the lipid barrier and thus prevent moisture loss.

For sensitive skin, facial masks are a go-to! They complement your daily skincare routine and have a soothing effect. Use once or twice a week, same goes for a scrub. Since the skin tends to dry in winter, it cannot renew itself sufficiently compared to well-moisturized skin. Experts also recommend using the power of essential oils to give the skin extra nutrients.

Body oils are a fantastic pampering treatment when they are applied directly to moist skin after showering or bathing and are rubbed in gently. This stimulates the blood circulation and gives the skin an “intensive protection” against moisture loss.

Just as important as facial and body care is the care of the hands. They particularly suffer in the winter months, as they cannot produce their own skin fat. Similar to the body lotion, the hands should be spoiled with a richer cream. In the evening apply this thick and cover cotton gloves and wake up in the morning with soft hands.

What is often forgotten, is the intensive hair care in the cold season. From the summer months, the hair is often strained by the sunlight as well as by chlorine and salt water. Nurturing shampoo, a deep conditioning treatment for the hair and scalp should be applied regularly to ensure the great look of your hair.

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