A few months ago I wished a good friend of mine happy birthday and she responded by saying “Thanks girl. 29! I’m a little depressed!”

I think she was maybe referencing that she felt old or something? She’s only lived a fraction of her life (hopefully!) and she already feels like that?! So sad to me!

We’ve been listening to The Power of Now in our little household and it has so many good points.  Here are a few good tidbits from it:

“If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place. Primary reality is within; secondary reality without.”
― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

“All negativity is caused by an accumulation of psychological time and denial of the present. Unease, anxiety, tension, stress, worry – all forms of fear – are caused by too much future and not enough presence. Guilt, regret, resentment, grievances, sadness, bitterness and all forms of non-forgiveness are caused by too much past, and not enough presence.”
― Eckhart Tolle, The Power of Now

When I’m getting caught up in worry I’ve been trying to remember to just be in the moment. Sounds a little cheesy but it totally helps.

So back to aging. Last year I was prepping to teach a class to women who’s ages ranged from 21-99 and I wanted to have some good quotes. During my search, I happened upon this post written by one of my favorite people, Cara. She said pretty much everything I was thinking, but better. You can read it here. 


Complexion: Lancome Absolue bx foundation, Laura Mercier Secret Concealer #2, Maskcara cosmetics to contour in Stone, Tarte Cheek Stain Flush

Eyes:  Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer, Urban Decay Naked Basics PaletteLancome Artliner in Noir, Flare Lashes Combo ArdellLancome Brow Pencil in Taupe

Lips: Urban Decay lip liner in Catfight, Bobbi Brown Crystalkari_webIsn’t Karri beautiful?

She was one of my models for a class that I did for the darling Steph of Hair and Makeup by Steph.  (ps Steph teaches hair styling classes and she’s amazing!)

I love Ms. Steph. She’s a good one. Hairandmakeupbysteph_vivianmakeupartistI will be offering some new types of classes for those who would like to be makeup artists (all levels.) If you’re interested either comment below or shoot me an email and let me know what kinds of things you’d like to learn, I want the classes to be as useful as possible!

Photos by JessaKae

2017-07-14T15:43:21+00:00 February 23rd, 2015|Makeup, Uncategorized|10 Comments


  1. Nicole February 24, 2015 at 7:54 am - Reply

    You do such amazing work! Do you do makeovers for anyone? How much? I would love to know how to make myself look younger. I feel like I am ageing daily!

    • Vivian February 24, 2015 at 8:48 am - Reply

      Yes I do! If you email me (link is at the bottom of my blog) we can send you info!

  2. Debra February 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    You did my hair & makeup for family pictures a few months ago and I LOVED it!
    I would love to take a class on techniques of applying eyeshadow ( somehow mine never looks as good as yours and others make-up artists pics) and highlighting and contouring.

    • Vivian February 24, 2015 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      Hi! How are you!? Yes I’d love to do a class! If you’d like to email me (the link to my email address is at the bottom of my blog) we’ll send you the class info!

  3. Carla February 24, 2015 at 10:48 pm - Reply

    I would love to attend a class – especially interested in highlighting and contouring.

  4. Tara February 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    Me too! Particularly highlighting and contouring since those are things I haven’t worked with much.

  5. Jalee February 25, 2015 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Yes!!! I cant say it enough how much I love your work 🙂 For me I want to find a foundation that I love and looks amazing on my skin and last all day. But honestly any class will do!

  6. Steph Brinkerhoff February 26, 2015 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    Um I just saw this. Love that photo!!

    • Vivian March 4, 2015 at 11:25 am - Reply


  7. Kelly Crawford February 28, 2015 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Hey girl! Okay so um, what about a class for a mom who wants to look awesome every day but has no idea how to do her make up? “cause thats the class I SOOOOOO want. I would even get a group of us together if you would prefer. We could all line up in front of little mirrors like on House Bunny… okay totally kidding. But really I would LOVE for someone to sit me down and say this is what you need to use and this is how you need to use it. please please please please– don’t make me beg!

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