Jul 06 2016
Quick Eyeliner Tips!!!
Eyeliner that is cheap, quick and easy to apply!
I found a fun eyeliner I have to share! L’oreal Voluminous Superstar liquid liner. I love Laura Mercier pencils smudged with dry shadow, too, but this has been my FAST morning secret lately.
I found out about it because I was at Walgreens looking for a liquid foundation I’d been reading about. The girls there said I had to try this and they were right!!! Amazing!
Are you curious to what foundation it is???? Want me to share??? ??? Before I do, here is my eyeliner tutorial.[youtube id=”x-5_dPZoXiE” align=”center”]Hope the video is useful and you can save a little money and learned a little in the process! I love teaching! Being a makeup artist at Nordstrom for over 8 years, really built the passion in me. I don’t do much makeup artistry anymore, but I sure love sharing tips and tricks of the trade!Okay, okay 😉 here is my cheap foundation find : L’oreal Lumi True Match. I’ve found W 5 to be just about perfect but could maybe buy W 6 and mix the two. Especially when I have a spray tan. My favorite high end foundation is Makeup Forever HD from Sephora and I just bought their primer, too! The Skin Smoothing formula since I have larger pores. I love me some Laura Mercier foundation primer but just wanted something a tad different for once.
Mar 04 2016
My Journey – Who Is Stacy Rody?
Oh the journey!! My social media family has grown tremendously over the last few months. I thought it was time to share a little more about me – the good, weird & ugly.
I’ve seen an incredible amount of personal growth & business growth over the past 3 years. My team is growing by leaps and bounds this year and I couldn’t be more proud. I wanted to share a little more about me or remind some of you what my passions are.
It isn’t all perfect … not even close! I’m a REAL person.
* I grew up a very insecure person
* At the age of 12, I was told by a relative that I might be cute on the outside but as soon as I opened my mouth, nothing important came out
* I met Jesus at age 12 but didn’t surrender my life to Him until I was 23
* Really “meeting” Him was the pivotal moment that changed the course of my life forever. He heals my hurts and loves on me daily.
* I had a pony named Partner growing up and learned how to french braid on his tail. Growing up on 5 acres with all sorts of animals was so fun!
* I dabbled with drugs and the party scene until I met Jesus. Smoked cigarettes for over 5 years until I was 23 and then quit cold turkey
*On my 13th birthday I ate almost a whole bulk container of Sour Patch Kids and every Christmas it was a bulk container of Jelly Belly’s
* I’ve since traded dried fruit for my old “gummy” addiction and feel tons better
* I am very sensitive to foods and finally realized I was gluten-intolerant after having my second baby. I won’t touch the stuff.
* There have been times where I’ve struggled with depression and secluding myself into a shell. Exercise is the BEST drug for me to combat this
* I am learning how to have a “thicker skin” and ONLY look at the positive in life
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* I do not have a college degree
* I’m addicted to spray tans
* I’m a makeup artist and esthetician by trade but have become literally obsessed with helping women feel beautiful from the inside out with health and fitness
* Working at Nordstrom for 8 years left me with a nice appetite for all things beautiful #shopping
* I’m an “outgoing” introvert and have a fierce phobia of microphones
* I had my heart broken at 19 and I went from one unsuccessful relationship to the next… always missing something…
* I had to take a year off from dating (I’ve been on more blind dates than one person should ever go on) to let Jesus come into my heart and heal it
* I ironically met my husband on a blind date ;)* I was in debt when I got married and never thought I would make a decent income….was used to living paycheck to paycheck
* We’ve been married 10 years and I adore my man! Being a wife and mom is the BEST thing ever to me
*Having a girl and a boy is what I’ve always dreamed of. Love their personalities and snuggles.
* I love working to help support my family and also grow as a person so I can teach my kiddos about failing forward and how to push past tough obstacles
* I’m not a certified fitness trainer but I love helping women find their inner confidence through their physical strength
* I get excited to coach other women build successful businesses from home so they can have freedom to choose if they want to work outside of the home or not
* I love working with those that stay in the game….the consistent ones who will not give up
…. because – that – is – me!!
I am NO longer that shy insecure girl but a CONQUEROR! That is ALL because of what Jesus has done in my life…. all the way down to Beachbody. He knew I needed this business so He could refine me and show me I had a voice.
There is always a message in our messes. The journey is the beautiful part of it all.
So… while I LOVE fitness, nutrition, make up, fashion, hair, home decor and all things girly -everything does not come easy to me. I have to work hard at it!
Go buy ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ on Amazon. You will NOT regret it!
If you need someone in your corner – I’m that girl. I’d love to hear more about you 🙂
Thank you for your support here and on social media. I truly appreciate the community that has grown around and with me…
Have a wonderful night!
Feb 01 2016
Goals Were Never Even A Thought, Now They Are Everything
The Girl with no Goals
The girl in the before picture never made goals, felt self-conscience ALL the time, and had no idea how she was going to teach her kids about not giving up-because that’s all she knew how to do. She wasn’t in a place of need or guidance from God because she balanced it all on her own shoulders. She stayed in her comfort zone. Goals weren’t even in her thoughts. She ate her emotions and hid her true feelings from just about everyone. This was 9 years ago.
Fast forward 6 years and there was an opportunity placed in front of her. She watched as others shared their stories of where they came from and what they had accomplished. The goals they had made and accomplished. She wondered, why not me? Why couldn’t she earn extra money and make my own hours, actually make goals and hit them?
Working at Nordstrom’s left me wanting to not give up the niceties of life. Hello fashion, shoes and cosmetics!! Being able to support the family using the talents God gave me would be a win/win, right? Being healthy in mind, body and spirit for a career seemed pretty legit. To have something that fit in the cracks of my mommy-life and build on itself seemed too good to be true. I didn’t have all the health answers but I knew what was working for me and loved encouraging people. To have something that would teach me to step out, learn to fail and get back up and would continually build my character. Here’s more of my full story!
The Girl with Goals…..and Hitting Them!
Fast forward to present day. I’ve been able to use the gifts God has given me. I actually have made goals and hit them!! To invite others to join me in having more energy for their families. To stay home with the kiddos and work in my Juicy Couture sweats. To be challenged daily and fight the good fight of life and NEVER give up.
Maybe you don’t have kids yet but you want to make a career out of something that keeps you accountable to your own health goals? Maybe you’re a mommy but want something on the side for yourself? Or perhaps you want to grow a business at your own pace for when the kiddos are in school full time or off to college? Maybe you want to switch careers to something more meaningful than what you’re currently doing.
As I look at how much I’ve learned and grown, I can’t keep this to myself. I set goals, hit them and now help others do the same. Coaching has given this worker-bee girl a sense of pride and purpose. It allows us as a family to give more and be together lots. No more punching time-clocks for me. Only freedom to pay it forward and teach others how to share their stories. Message me to join our group next week to learn more….let’s hit some goals! ??
Jan 07 2016
Makeup Ideas: Crying….how to hide it?!!
Cute Makeup Ideas
When you cry your eyes out the night before your 5 year old goes to Kindergarten, the eyes get a bit puffy? and it’s time for cute makeup ideas! To combat that puffiness, matte medium -dark eye shadow helps a ton. I like dark brown for blue eyes and dark grey for brown eyes.
Today was Nars Coconut Grove eye shadow with Laura Mercier BlackTight Line for liner. Anything with shimmer would have made my puffiness shine like the sun.
After drop off, I went immediately to Target to buy something I didn’t need. I also made my bed because somehow that makes me feel better heehee. For more makeup ideas go check this post I wrote awhile back about primer and foundation!
Nov 21 2015
Best Face Wash – Alba Botanica – Acnedote!
The Best Face Wash
I really believe this is the best face wash out there for the price! I am actually not too competitive…so please no haters, this is just my opinion! I love facial products and was a makeup artist for over 15 years. I still do a bit of makeup for friends from time to time. I am also an esthetician and really look into what I use. I love PCA products and I give myself facials on a regular scheduled basis. I want my skin to look young. I also have oily skin and get really bad acne as well. Alba Botanica has the best face wash I have found. Oh and let’s remember, face wash is only a small part of having good, healthy skin.
For those of you with teens or really oily/congested skin, this is a great way to clear it up and have your face feeling renewed and not break the bank. Apply it once a day at first, to make sure it doesn’t dry your skin out, and then you can apply as needed in trouble spots. Listen to your body and don’t overdo it. You can damage your skin and that is definitely not worth it!
I have always had acne prone skin. Since I started living a gluten-free lifestyle and added Shakeology (my superfood meal replacement) to my daily routine, it’s cleared up a lot. Yep, I’m an esthetician with breakouts. Oh well? So make sure you really take a look at your diet. Dairy can also have a lot of negative affects on your acne. Food is a tough area to change, because usually thing hurting us, is the item our tastebuds love the most!
You can find Alba Botanica, the best face wash at Super Supplements or Target. (I prefer Target….because there are so many options and who doesn’t want to roam around Target for a bit!)
Sep 10 2015
Makeup Concealer Tips from a Makeup Artist!
Makeup Concealer Tips!
Here is the down low on my makeup concealer tips. I take it on the inside corner by the bridge of the nose (we always need brightness there) and then make sure to touch the outside corner. We don’t really have darkness all the way under the eye so I only use it where there is discoloration. That way extra product is not sitting in my smile lines. On the lookout for a new under eye concealer though. Was using Laura Mercier. Thinking Nars is next! Oh and Sephora is the place to go to pick these up!
Now time to check in my challenge groups and see what these fit mamas are up to! Thanks for checking out my makeup concealer tips, that will teach you how to be beautiful in covering up those puffy eyes!
#makeuptips #makeup #darkeyecircles
Aug 20 2015
Makeup Ideas – Primer and Foundation!
My Personal Makeup Ideas
When looking for makeup ideas, do you know that feeling when you have finally found the perfect combo? I do!! For years I have been using the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. She makes a couple different kinds but I love the original. It keeps my makeup on way longer AND keeps my skin looking super smooth throughout the day. Having fairly oily skin, this is perfect for me. I am always looking for new makeup ideas.
There are some really great silicone based brands but Laura Mercier uses aloe and water and for some reason, it’s perfect! My skin loves it…. and I have some tough skin. Even in my thirties, I still have breakouts. I mean, I am an esthetician, a makeup artist and I still fight acne!! This product is the best by far, so try it out! With that being said, I am always on the lookout for new product. Even though I am loyal to Laura Mercier, I know other people have had great success while using other types, but this is my makeup idea!
Thennnnn, a friend told me about the Make Up Forever foundation. I mainly bought it because she told me Kim Kardashian uses it ☺heehee, but really- it’s amazing. I won’t lie, I love Kim Kardashian makeup ideas and makeup tips! I get my primer at Nordstrom and the foundation at Sephora. I love both places…..I would even go as far to say, they are a woman’s best friend!
P.S. If you spend $50 at Sephora, you get a free makeup lesson. Book an appointment before you go in and try some new makeup ideas while you’re there. I’m due for another lesson, too.
You’ll have to let me know if you try them!! Share some of your makeup ideas!!