Monthly Archives: December 2012

Look Glamorous with GloMinerals

GloMinerals Deluxe Kit from, Westlake Dermatology

My friends at Westlake Dermatology and asked me to explore their products for Beautypendence. I was interested in learning about and trying GloMinerals make-up, so they generously sent me the GloMinerals Deluxe Kit. It’s a fun collection of just about everything you need to pull together a glamorous evening make-up look. Here’s the skinny on what’s included in this $85 kit. Continue reading

Local Love: SALON by milk + honey

Entrance to milk + honey on Guadalupe at corner of Cesar Chavez

milk + honey has been a spa staple in downtown Austin for nearly seven years. On more than one occasion, I’ve been the lucky recipient of gift certificates to the spa where I’ve indulged in a massage, facial and mani-pedi, all exceptional. Formerly, the spa and salon were housed in separate locations in the 2nd Street District, but no longer! Just last week, milk + honey opened their beautiful, new, spacious location at the corner of Cesar Chavez and Guadalupe. I was kindly invited to partake in a service at the SALON by milk + honey to write about and share with all you Beautypendents. Continue reading

GUEST POST: Mistletoe Mayhem: How To Create It Beautifully This Year

Editor’s Note: It’s another guest post from Austin-based professional matchmaker and relationship expert Julia McCurley. Here she shares her tips for creating some magic under the mistletoe. For more information on how to transform your love life, please visit her website: All opinions shared below are her own.

Mistletoe, Julia McCurleySanta Claus is coming to town. Will you be ready for what he brings you?  At this time of year emotions run very high. If you are attached, it can be the most romantic time of the year. If you are unattached, it can seem like “The Nightmare Before Christmas”.

Going solo to all those events, answering all those questions like, “Why are you single?” And, of course, there may be no one to stand with under the mistletoe.  This is where my experience in offline personalized matchmaking services comes to the rescue. I specialize in helping people find the love of their life. Continue reading