An Ode to Ella Ora

She Who Prays, Golden Girl I was not expecting what I received, She Who Prays, prayed over me. Turned me to Gold. With potions and notions, of strength and self-healing. Soft, posh surroundings Beautifully dimmed lights. Delicate touch, I didn’t realize I needed...

My Country’s Showing.

Good morning!  For the longest time, I’ve wondered what would pull me out of my blogging drought, and here it is:  Sausage gravy & biscuits. My daughter asked me to make these for breakfast this morning.  She rarely eats before school, and especially...

ZO Skin Health: The Obagi Reboot

Reinvention is a necessity in the beauty marketplace, especially for well-established brands that have been around for many years.  Just ask Dr. Zein Obagi, the inventor of the skin care line that was once found in nearly every well-heeled medicine cabinet across the...

Birds

Birds.  United Kingdom slang for “young women.”  I’d like to add “sassy, quick-witted, and cheeky” to round out that definition. Last year, I had the lovely good fortune to work with this group of women who were in Charleston celebrating...

The MAC Days

My career in bridal makeup began at the MAC counter 10 years ago, and oh, those were sweet days!  I felt so legit in my head-to-toe black. . . “the uniform.”  I had a train case full of Studio Fix and Mineralized powders.  I had palettes for days!  Eye...

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