DIY- Vintage Compact Fill

You’ll need: vintage compact with metal basin, jewelry cleaner, knife/ spatula, alcohol, paper towels, heat gun, your favorite cream product (lip/ cheek color or cream concealer).

A great place to find compacts is at vintage or antique store- or an estate sale. Soon I’ll have them up for grabs on my website! Stay tuned for the store opening!


Disassemble the compact.

IMG_2205Scrape out any remaining powder

IMG_2208Now to make the outside sparkle and shine…

IMG_2210grab your jewelry cleaner from 1996…

IMG_2209Start Scrubbin’… then rinse with water and let dry.

IMG_2212Now for the inside basin pan… wipe with alcohol until completely clean and let dry.

IMG_2211 Grab your favorite lip color or cream concealer.

IMG_2213 Shave it into the pan…

IMG_2214grab your gun…


Put a paper towel under the pan and the shaved cream makeup-

IMG_2217 and let her rip…


IMG_2219 meltier…

IMG_2220almost meltiest…

IMG_2227now let it cool off…

IMG_2232IMG_2233find your pieces to assemble the compact…

IMG_2230ooooo…. ahhhhh!!!!

IMG_2234 Now get a little box and some ribbon pretties…

IMG_2235 IMG_2236Tulle is always a good idea!



I hope you have fun with this!!! It’s such a great gift! Especially for the makeup obsessed!

My baby teaches me

Please enjoy some morning time pics and a little poem <3YesDearstudio-8833-X3My baby teaches me. She teaches me compassion. Compassion like I never knew I could feel. love. understanding. She motivates me. She pushes me to be my best. She challenges me and makes me resourceful. She brings me down to earth, roots me in life. She brings me to the moment and keeps me there longer than I’ve ever been able to be. She makes me savor life. She shows me how wonderful and exciting experiencing the world through the senses can be. She makes me a child again. She makes me sing loudly. Our souls connect deeply. I look into her eyes and I say to her, Namaste. Then I understand, the light in me sees the light in you. She shines like the sun and warms my whole being. Harley baby, I love you.YesDearstudio-8913-2530x1827YesDearstudio-8860-2530x1763YesDearstudio-8872-2530x1687 YesDearstudio-8916-2530x1687 YesDearstudio-8929-2530x1687

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Tuesdays Together- September 22nd 6:30-8:30 details here!!! tues-togetherHi all! Morgan Gates and I will be hosting a Tuesdays Together on September 22nd! There will be fellow makeup artists galore, meeting up in the spirit of Community over Competition. Plus, a quick New York Fashion week makeup trend report! The event is for all Creative Entrepreneurs and Small Business CEOs, including: Artists, Bloggers, Boutique Owners, Calligraphers, Designers, Event Planners, Florists, Makeup Artists, Photographers, Stylists, Wedding Pros, Writers and more!



To learn more about tuesdays together, check our the Rising Tide Societyrising tide societyPlease email me to RSVP!

Baby Harlynn ~ 3 weeks

Baby Harlynn melts my heart! What a little love nugget!  Photos by                          Tangerine Tree Photography, thank you so much Sheri! xoxo

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Hot Makeup Bags

On instagram I just saw Riffle Paper Co’s new colabo with Le Sport Sac- Ahhhhdorbs! Check out the cute makeup bag they have! One side is different than the other- too cute! 
Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 4.20.45 PMScreen Shot 2015-06-14 at 4.20.32 PMBut below is my fave bag- it’s small, washable, compartamentalized, reasonably priced and by Bobbi Brown, of course ;)
Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 3.59.20 PM And it’s actually exactly the same as this Prada makeup bag- just without the Prada logo! Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 4.04.13 PM This little guy I thought was cute too! It’s by Ted Baker– but it would get so dirty! Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 4.05.24 PM

Harlynn’s Mark

I never thought it was possible to spend so many hours of a day staring at a baby. I stare with love and in wonder… for hours… but which seem like moments. I’ve never been so incredibly present in my whole life. In fact, Harlynn is sleeping on my chest right now, and I take breaks often to stare at her face, watch her breathe, wonder what she’s dreaming about. I hope that the sounds of my heatbeat and breathing bring her comfort and make her sleep deeply. I am so in love. <3Harlynn Mark first name

Luke and I have been doing lots of unconventional and new age-y parenting stuff… and I’m ready to add another item to the list: Harlynn’s Mark. It’s a piece of art with the intented purposeof it being a symbol for her to have. It’s a gift from her grandparents and I comissioned and organized everything. I fell in love with the Logo that Elisabeth Timpone did for Chellise Michael Photography, and I asked her if she would be interested in creating a symobol for Harlynn. She was very excited to be on board, sent me a couple of sketches then a final piece was in the mail!

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Thanks Elisabeth! We love it! IMG_8579 IMG_8580Before I got in touch with Elisabeth, I knew I wanted an arrow for Harlynn. I would say the name over and over… Harlynn, Harlynn, Harlynn… and so strongly, SO strongly, an arrow came to my mind. I still can’t figure out why, but it still feels so right. I want this bow and arrow to be sybolic. I want it to be Harlynn’s. This mark represents all that we wish for her: to have an adventurous and cunning spirit, flexible and strong mind, just and true heart, and seek learning, understanding and love always.


Harlynn MarkThe mark is gonig to be made into a stamp… and I’m going to put it on all kinds of things… lunches, stationary, clothes, books… when she looks her bow and arrow, I hope she thinks of her family and knows how much we lover her!!!

Bye for now! -Lindsey xoxo