10 Easy + Affordable Beauty Tricks (New Series!)

Hey guys! I have an new series I’m really excited to start with this new year. One of my new years resolutions was to develop a better beauty routine (I’ve been stuck in the same mascara/ponytail nonsense since age 15 with the exception of the sock bun of course!). So I asked the expert advice of the fantastic hair and makeup stylist, Christie Somers (see her full bio on my about page here). Not only has Christie worked with superstar clients as Rachel Ray and Naomi Watts, but most recently, she spent four months on the presidential campaign trail as the personal colorist, hair stylist, make-up artist, and wardrobe stylist for Mrs. Ann Romney (so yeah, she’s pretty legit guys).

She’s teaming up with photographer, Alisia Packard, a fantastic photographer in Salt Lake City who shoots everything from weddings and family, to advertising agencies and magazines (see her full bio here as well on my about page). I’m so excited about this dream team combination!

Christie will feature a different beauty tip  using one or more of these favorite products every month.

Here’s a before and after of a model using all 10 of the tips, amazing transformation don’t you think? I’m so excited to learn all of her must-know tips she’ll be sharing with us.  Hopefully I’ll break free of my beauty rut!

Keep reading for a sneak peek of the products Christie will be telling us all about the next few months…

Photography by Alisia Packard
Styling by Christie Somers
Modeling by Taylor Gunn


I use the it’s a 10 miracle spray mainly to detangle my children’s hair and I am in love with it and cannot say enough good things about it. It really is a miracle.

Fantastic idea, can’t wait to hear her tips. Nice to meet you new ladies!

You look great! I love the idea of using minimal products in your beauty routine.
I’ll be looking forward to future posts.

That’s such a big difference, and your hair looks amazing in the second photo. I can’t wait to see different hair looks and little tips and tricks.
xo, Maria

wow! I’ve always loved “before & after” photo sessions, and every girl needs beauty trips so yes I’m super excited for this dream team coming up! thanks liz!

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