• Byroe Tomato Serum

    HANG ON LITTLE TOMATO

    As a small child, I would mix up concoctions of lotions in a tin in order to come up with the best foot cream. My mom would pay me a quarter to rub her feet with said mixture. I think we were both delighted with this arrangement. I was always reading the ingredient lists and descriptions of every skincare product in the bathroom cupboard. In my teens, I used my babysitting money to buy skincare and beauty products. I continued to read beauty and skincare related magazine articles and experiment with products until I went to school to become an esthetician, where my love for all things beauty and skincare…

  • BEND, LITTLE WILLOW

    I post once per week on my blog and publish them on Sunday. On Instagram, #SelfcareSunday is a popular hashtag, so I thought self-care would be an appropriate topic for a post. First, what exactly does “self-care” mean? Self-care can mean something different to each individual. One of the definitions found on Merriam-Webster.com is simply: “care for oneself.” Today’s post is dedicated not only to self-care, but simple self-care that can be done at home without spending any money. I thought I would share just a few of the items from my self-care list. This does not mean these are things you would choose to do for yourself as part…

  • SHE WORE BLUE VELVET

    As a makeup artist to stars such as Keira Knightley and Kate Winslet, Lisa Eldridge has become somewhat of a celebrity herself. I have been a loyal Lisa follower since she first started posting videos nearly a decade ago. Her book, Face Paint: The Story of Makeup, which was released in 2015, is truly a must-have for any makeup lover. Lisa released a line of lipsticks and I am fortunate enough to own a handful of these little beauties and will be featuring them in today’s blog post. She also has a jewelry line, which is equally stunning. One day soon I’ll invest in some of her jewelry. Rings are…

  • ALL OF ME LOVES ALL OF YOU

    There are some people who develop a lifelong commitment to one lip product and they don’t think twice about it. They always carry their classic yellow pot of Carmex everywhere they go. It was something that they picked up in their youth and have never had any reason to part ways with and that’s totally cool. I am not one of those people, though! I constantly have different lip balms in rotation. I will certainly repurchase favorites, but I am always up to try something new.  The handful of lip care products I am featuring today are not the only lip products that I own or love; they just happen…

  • Charlotte Tilbury Makeup

    AND EVERYTHING WENT FROM WRONG TO RIGHT

    If you are a lover of luxury makeup, then you are probably familiar with Charlotte Tilbury. The red-haired beauty maven and award-winning celebrity makeup artist has been a shining star in the makeup industry for quite some time. She caught my eye when she launched her cosmetics company in 2012, which caused a lot of buzz and made me eager to try out her products. The first time I ever laid eyes on Charlotte’s skincare and makeup line in person was in May of 2014 at her stunning cosmetics counter in Selfridges in London. It was love at first sight. (Are you singing Kylie Minogue now?) I was so blown…

  • I DECIDED WE SHOULD BE FRIENDS

    If I had to describe Victoria Beckham in one word, it would be…ICONIC. I don’t personally know her (someday!), but I do know of her. She is a singer, wife of footballer David Beckham, a mother, a designer, and a savvy businesswoman. I dare say most people have heard of her. I asked my husband if he knew who she was and he did (thank you sports!). She is even listed on the Hello with Hirons bingo sheet, which practically makes her a member of the British royal family.* With her signature smoky eye combined with an already successful business as a designer, it’s no surprise that Victoria Beckham has…

  • Amy Bierling, Blogger

    CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES!

    Is David Bowie singing in your head now? Yes, he’s singing in my head, too. The first day of autumn is on Monday and it’s the perfect time to talk about change. I am switching gears and want to update everyone on what that means. As many of you know, I have a background in writing and have enjoyed utilizing my skills by helping people craft professional emails, write and update resumes, as well as ghostwrite and edit blog posts. I thought I would try my hand at freelance writing as a business to see how I liked it. After a trial period of a few months, I’ve come to…

  • YOUR FAVORITE BEAUTY PRODUCT IS DISCONTINUED!

    How do you cope when your favorite skincare or beauty product is discontinued? If you’ve been using skincare and beauty products for any length of time, I’m sure you have experienced the following scenario: You start using a product, decide it works well for you and add it to your beauty routine. In this case, let’s say it’s a lipstick. When the lipstick bullet is nearing the end, you repurchase it and your fondness becomes comfortable and reliable, like that ratty old sweatshirt from your teens. You use it for your signature, everyday makeup look and it plays an important role in how you look and feel and how people see…

  • Amy Bierling Freelance Beauty and Skincare Writer for Hire Drinking Hot Tea at Laptop

    WHAT TO EXPECT

    Welcome to the blog section of my website! I want to take a moment to let my readers know what to expect from me and this space. I am a freelance writer, so my intent is to write. The main purpose of my website is to let my current and future clients learn a little bit about me and my niche, understand what writing services I offer, have a way to contact me, and have the opportunity to read something I have written. If you haven’t already read the “about” section on my website, I will take this opportunity to give you a brief introduction. I live in Michigan (the…