The Making of a Minthead

U send me swang-in’. Oh you send me swang-in’… I remember the first time I heard these words back in 1993 – the unmistakable intro to the first single from Mint Condition’s sophomore album, From the Mint Factory. And it was that first song that had me hooked. A new Minthead was born! When I’m with…

Quick Beauty Tips: Layering

Ladies, we put more than a few products on our face each morning – moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, etc. Here’s a quick tip to keep all those products from just caking up on your face and leaving you looking like a hot country mess by the middle of the day. Put on your moisturizer while…

The Art of Respect

I love to hear friends quote wise sayings drilled into them by their parents and grandparents, including those I learned myself. My personal favorites are: “If you really wanted to do it, you’d find a way to do it.”  (my mother) “If it don’t come out in the wash, it’ll come out in the rinse.”…

Quick Beauty Tips: Bright Lips

For my fellow ladies of color, especially those with darker skin tones, don’t be afraid to rock a bright lip, like MAC’s best red, Ruby Woo, or funky pink Candy Yum-Yum, also from MAC. Just pair each of them with a darker lip liner, blend the liner well and then apply the color. Here are two marvelous…

Quick Beauty Tips: Moisturizer

Quick beauty tip: When applying moisturizer, be kind to your skin and gently massage the product into your face, neck and décolletage. Use upward strokes to avoid pulling the skin down (gravity will do that over time!) An even better practice – gently “press” the moisturizer into your face – it will allow the product…