today's gang with our hosts with the mosts!!
casey scott, me, cashlynn perry, danielle lindsay, debbie worthen
casey was making the funniest jokes with that extension swatch on his head, haha, love these guys!
our gorgeous mama, cashlynn perry's before shot, such a natural beauty inside and out.
and vavoom, holiday party ready with her after shot.
before lock 'n long hair extensions.
with her luscious set of 18" lock 'n long hair extensions.
today i had the privilege to collaborate with my friend danielle lindsay, ceo and creator of lock 'n long hair extensions to do a very special makeover on a very deserving mama.
cashlynn perry's 19 month old son, stockton, was born with an undiagnosed genetic syndrome, affecting his body. ranging from physical deformities to organ function, growth development, etc. his body and neurological development are not developing past the infant stage. he is gtube, trach and shunt dependent to survive. he had 10 surgeries before he even turned one, two of them being brain surgeries. he has had several rides in the ambulance, has been life flighted twice and has spent a lot of his life at primary children's hospital. though they know many of his smaller diagnoses', they don't know the cause of all his symptoms. the only thing that they know is that it is not allowing him to function, or develop properly. because of that, he simply will not have a long life.
all they can do is live and love stockton one day at a time.
can you imagine?
the stress and heartache, the ups and the downs?
we are all dealt different cards in life and it is what we do with those cards that make us who we are. cashlynn is such an inspiration, she has a glow about her, an inner beauty that radiates. she is positive and kind and is such a hard worker. it was our honor to give her this makeover, to help giveback to someone who gives so much of themselves and has no time to take care of herself.
thank you to fresh living and ch.2 for giving us a platform to bring awareness and spread holiday cheer to those in need.
to learn more about the little miracle that is stockton perry, his fund and the charity their family works so close with, you can click on the following links:
as for the holiday makeover and the products used:
beauty gems shimmering eyeshadow compact, only $9.74
smash box baked fusion, $32
smashbox camera ready bb cream, $42
smashbox photo finish foundation, $16
sugar lipscrub, $22.50
benefit erase paste, $26
nyx hd finishing pwder, $9.99
nyx liquid suade liquid lipstick, $6.99
*in shades: kitten heels and vintage
nyx lip pencil, $3.49
*in peek a boo natural
shimmer and berry lips go hand in hand for a holiday look like cookies and santa.
something you need to be careful of is not overdoing it and looking like a disco ball.
pick just two areas on your face to focus the shimmer on. for cashlynn we picked her eyes and her cheeks, adding a beautiful deep matte berry color on her lips.
if you decide to use a shimmery lipgloss i would recommend doing a shimmery smokey eye or playing up your cheek bones.
but remember, just two areas for shimmer :)
before applying your reds and berry colored lipsticks make sure to exfoliate first. always follow with a bit of chapstick or lip primer to keep lips nice and hydrated, that way you won't look all chappy and peely. no one wants to make out with a flakey lip princess. lol after, use a nude color lipliner and fill in your entire lip then apply your lipstick. this will help prevent your lipstick from running. if you do accidentally line or apply outside your lip-line, grab a mini foundation brush and canceler and erase it off.
lock n long hair extensions are ahhhhmazing.
the photo above shows traditional single bead method vs. the lock n long method.
night and day!
i love them because the quality is top notch, super affordable and they are quick and easy to install (seriously, like 15min) and if you want to remove them or tighten them, you can do it yourself.
each set comes with all the tools you need to keep your extensions at bay with out having to pay someone at a salon.
we used rio nights in 18" on cashlynn and they blended beautifully.
to order or learn more about these awesome extensions you can clink here (you may see a familiar face modeling them, hehe):
also, extensions are a fun way to add some glam and sass to your holiday and new year look.
we hope you enjoy the segment, i will post the link to view it as soon as it airs, below:
*thanks again to our ahhhmazing mama model, cashlynn, for taking time out of her busy day of caring for her sweet babes. we will always cherish this segment.
and to all of my amigos reading this, remember this holiday season to be grateful for what you have and to always give and help those in need. you can make someone's day in the littlest way, you never know when someone needs a pick-me-up.
lot's of love.