Category Archives: Life

DIY Bracelet!

Don’t you have bracelets just lying around that aren’t in anymore or look too manly? or better yet- your husband’s/bf’s/dad’s/ brother’s bracelet which is just collecting dust.  REUSABLE!

Create your own design to a link bracelet- just add some color a cute braid on the side and you have bracelet you will never want to take off!!

Here’s more from the creator- so many more diy bracelets from here.. ❤ diy projects!


From Pinterest- Let’s not water down our coffee anymore!!!

How creative is this?!!

We all love iced coffee- I actually just recently fell in love with it, but absolutely cannot stand when my coffee sits a bit longer and gets watered down! WHY!!!???? I yell! I have to throw away the last 1/4 cup because it’s just not the same anymore!

It’s time for a change! Don’t use ice cubes with water in your coffee, make coffee cubes- and voila- no more excessive water in your coffee -to-go cup!

Don't let your iced coffee get watered down!

Don’t let your iced coffee get watered down!

Braided low-up do




Cutest – going out do!!






Clean those brushes!

Tutorial on how & why to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)

Tutorial on how & why to properly clean your makeup brushes. (a tablespoon of white vinegar in a cup of hot water, and a 20 minute soak, followed by a hot, then cold rinse and pat dry will do it. Disinfects, dissolves grease/makeup, leaves no film, and inexpensive.)

Bethenny Frankel

check out her twitter page!/Bethenny

or her blog site:

Very inspiring one- The place of yes: how to live life successfully and in a positive state of mind.. I should have finished her book by now, by lack of time holds me back.  Great energy, a successful user of the secret… well worth looking into her page and her remarks. What a way to keep my day energized! 

xoxo love u bethenny 



The HnM blog site

Please visit my other wordpress site at  The site will soon grow into a luscious page of beauty tips, tricks, ideas, thoughts, inspiration, and much commentary from all my fans. Be sure to follow and comment whenever you’d like.

I am always open to all thoughts, ideas and remarks.  Contact me at any time. Read more in the about HnM section and contact me anywhere you’d like.

Don’t forget to “like” me on FB. xoxo

App for advertising/marketing design- Is there an “app for that”?


So I am searching for an app, maybe someone can assist me here. I need to form a business card for my boss.  I am sure “there’s an app for that”.  I am looking for an app to use on my mac book, not cell phone nor ipad.  I would also like to set up logos with this app, invitations, brochures, newsletters would be helpful to have on this as well.

Does anyone know of an app for something of this nature. I basically need an advertisement creator… but I searched that and can’t seem to find anything. I am pretty computer savvy but for some reason there is nothing quite what I’m looking for. I know of the “pages” app, but want to hear if anyone know of anything else similar.

This may be asking for too much in one, but if it was free (or close to it) that would be ideal!

Thanks for the site visit and hopefully I’ll get some answers…



Tagged , ,

My new Hair n Makeup Blog Page

Please visit my HnM page @

oh and of course, tweeting is the new form of communication I hear, follow me! @HnMbyAnia

xoxo Followers

Tagged , ,

Airbrushed Skin

Have you ever wondered how celebrities get the airbrushed look to their skin? Is it because their skin was always like that? Hardly! Believe you me, you should check out YouTube for some scary before and afters of celebrities who’ve been papped without makeup!

The secret isn’t some miracle food they’re eating (although a healthy diet does help, nor is it some miracle cream…the secret is all in the cover up! Here’s our cheat sheet to perfect skin…

Product Of The Week: Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit –

This award-winning concealer kit successfully obliterates any and every trace of all night partying and angry zits in a flash! It comes as a creamy concealer and pressed powder so you can set your concealer and you’re done for the day. And the best part is that it doesn’t settle in fine lines accentuate them if you have any. The formula itself is genius – moisture infused so it stays fresh and never looks cakey or cause your skin to dry out. A definite must-have!

And now you have the concealing sorted, here’s how you can cheat your way to airbrushed perfection…

1. Prep Your Skin Smooth! Start the right way by gently exfoliating skin with a super gentle scrub such as Simple Scrub which is perfect for all skin types, or use a gentle face cloth with a cleansing balm such as Eve Lom’s legendary Cleanser – pricey, but worth it!

2. Hydrate: Now use a good moisturiser for a smooth finish and don’t forget the eye cream. We love Olay Complete moisturizer for fuss-free smoothing. Finish with Avon Anew Clinical Eye cream to lift, tighten and smooth your under-eye area for a rested look.

3. Prep Your Canvas: Laura Mercier Face Primer is a makeup bag staple to even the skin out, diminish pores, give an even finish and hold your makeup firmly in place. Now apply L’Oreal True Match Foundation for a perfectly flawless everyday look without looking done…

Or try a BB cream such as Garnier BB cream which is affordable AND fantastic!

4. Work Those Flaws Invisible: Now apply Bobbi Brown Creamy concealer kit to your undereye area to brighten, as well as corners of your nose, cupids bow and over any marks and blemishes. Blend in using a brush, especially if covering spots.

Top Tip: Apply concealer AFTER foundation if you are concealing spots or the act of applying the foundation will rub off the concealer! You can apply before foundation if you are just doing the eyes as you should not be putting foundation under the eye area!

5. Set Your Handy Work! Now set your handy work with a super light dusting of Cornsilk or Rimmel Match Perfection face powder. Brush away excess with a large kabuki brush and you’re ready for your other makeup.

So that’s it! 5 EASY steps to flawless skin!

Until next time