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I just LOVE these Kortnee Kate images because they illustrate that I have just a leeetle bit of fun while I’m working. I mean, I kinda like my job. This was in by inbox from Mary this morning: “Hey Nancy! Just wanted to send a note saying thanks for the beautiful job you did on the […]

September 11, 2014

We all love makeup before and afters, but today is slightly different. I first saw photos of 2009 Elm on Facebook. My friend Mike Basch of Squirrel Films said he has studio space to rent so I went down the next day. I had just started to look around for a place that would offer […]

August 14, 2014


 I met Alison several years ago when I was doing makeup at channel 5 and we stayed in touch. So I was thrilled when she contacted me to do her June wedding. Such a gorgeous woman, both inside and out! I was fortunate enough to work with a lot of my favorites people as well: […]

July 21, 2014

 Even though we’ve been at our Ft Thomas location a year, we recently added a dedicated classroom for our FACEing classes. Plus we had never really gotten the opportunity to get the place photographed and show it off ! My rookie and photographer extraordinaire, Mandy Leigh, did an amazing job capturing the personality of our […]

June 3, 2014


The most frequently heard comment from myFACEing class attendees? That they never realized how much of a difference good brushes can make in how they apply their makeup. Once you understand what each brush is designed to do, your application will be so much easier and look 100% percent better. Here is a quick guide […]

March 24, 2014

 Back in December I posted about a starter makeup kit for a tween. Yesterday Ranee and I did a fun FACEing class for a group of four twelve year olds who go to school with my daughter. None of them really wear makeup except for dances, but they want to learn the right way to […]

February 17, 2014


Today on Facebook, one of my friends asked me for help; her twelve year old daughter wants makeup for Christmas and she doesn’t know where to turn. Her well meaning friends suggested lessons Sephora, Bare Minerals, and Clinique. Well, $50 or even $75 doesn’t go very far at any of those stores, and as far […]

December 4, 2013

At my advanced age, I thought I knew it all, had tried it all, and that there was no “holy grail” of skincare. I have never had great skin and have battled acne since I hit puberty. I worked for years in prestige cosmetics and studied esthetics at beauty school, so I have had access […]

September 20, 2013


from Sarah, her BRIDEFace artist, “I could not get enough of this lovely bride and her wonderful wedding party and family! This beauty just finished dental school and returns to school this fall for orthodontics. We kept her look simple yet elegant for her afternoon wedding with dramatic neutral eyeshadows and a flirty pink lip. […]

September 16, 2013

I looooove when my clients bring in photos of makeup they like. Puts everyone on the same page and can save a lot of time. But let me illustrate some of the challenges with what you see in a photo, particularly many of the most popular ones you’ll find on Pinterest. Check out these side […]

September 3, 2013


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