Thursday, August 26, 2010


I've come to one of my favorite parts of owning and creating a makeup line.
naming all my products i have been working on forever!

so i just took this photo twenty minutes ago haha since then sadie has stolen my headband and my hair is tied back up in a knot.

I only used elizabeth knight products. (as usual) why would i waste my money on other people's stuff when i can create whatever i want, right?..

I haven't had any foundation for the last two weeks since I left it at a photo shoot, so i've just been wearing a mixture of sunscreen and bronzing lotion on my face. doesn't clog my pores so my face is glowing.. then i used my gel eyeliner pot and slanted eye brush to do a little kitten eye. and then put on some real simple lipstick and rubbed my lips toether so it would smear a tad bigger than my natural lip line. i also put some of this matte waxy plumper (stuff i am still working on getting into production) on top of it so thats why you get the glare and it looks like half my lower lip is a different color. its a personal preference thing, gives you a crazy 3d effect.  i dig it.. 

thats about it, oh and i used black mascara, ive been rocking plum mascara for weeks now since i finalized that creation but today i went with black.

so i got this look using 4 products and it literally took 3 minutes. my hair was damp last night from a bubble bath and i tied it in a knot and this is what it looked like when i took it out this morning.

alright, i am going to start naming stuff. 
where would you guys like to be able to purchase elizabeth knight? online? in dept stores? 
how about brannon's salon at the hard rock in vegas?? I'll cross that bridge within the next two months!
I am thinking about launching a few products by december just so everyone has the oppurtunity to get their hands on some elizabeth knight and then season by season i will introduce tons of fun new stuff that you guys are going to make staples in your makeup kits. =) 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


simply do not acknowledge the negative! it's sooo much easier. surrounding myself with like minded people who are driven by creativity and ideas rather than gossip and drama is the most incredible motivation to live life to the fullest. if someone is a constant downer in your life, why are they still in your life? surround yourself with people who appreciate what they have, not people who complain about what they don't have.. or even worse complain about people not appreciating what they have. a really short prayer can be just the reset button that you need for the moment, day, year etc... try this.. when you are driving alone... everytime you stop at a red light say something you are grateful for outloud. by the time you reach your destination you will be well aware of how blessed you are! <33

Monday, August 23, 2010

Hatred in Haiti

If there is one outstanding charity that I would love to spread the word about it would be KOFAVIV at 

People always ask why is everyone so obsessed with doing charity overseas when there are people right here in our own backyards that need help? are we so naive we don't just praise the lord that people are helping one another whether near or far? I have heard so many horror stories about the aftermath in Haiti. 

I was sponsoring a young boy there and I still don't know if he is ok, the letters and drawings have stopped coming.

 I read an article and I cannot help but get the shivers everytime I think about it. (my daughter is two and this makes me want to fly over to haiti and take all those women and children and sneak them home in my suitcase!!) I am going to simply re-type it... here we go.. 

"A New Tragedy Facing Haiti's Women and Girls"
"The massive earthquake that struck Haiti on January 12 and lasted 35 seconds. But women and girls there are still feeling devastating aftershocks in the form of rampant sexual violence. The sprawling tent cities housing thousands of displaced Haitians have, experts say, become epicenters of sexual assault, where victims as young as two are reportedly being raped every day. Although reliable data is difficult to come by, the Haitian antiviolence group KOFAVIV tracked 230 rapes in just 15 camps in port-au-prince in one nine-week period. (and consider that there are more than 500 camps in the capital.)
   Even before the quake, rape in Haiti was staggeringly common. But now the tent cities lack security, privacy and lighting, and "rape is rising because women have nowhere to go to be safe, and hardly anywhere to turn for help," Says Beverly Bell, founder of Other Worlds, a social justice advocacy group. In one horrific case, an 18 year old was gang raped so violently that she could not walk the next day it took eight days for her to get treatment. In Port-au-Prince, a women said something Bell can't forget: "The way you saw the Earth shake, that's how our bodies are shaking now." Perpetrators often attack at night, preying on women while they use dark latrines or sleep next to their children. One mother told Bell that she sleeps with a machete under her mattress. Other women try never to sleep at all. 
  Startlingly, some have this could have been prevented. Experts have long known that violence against women often increases after a disaster. That was seen in Indonesia after the 2004 Tsunami, and even here in the United States after Hurricane Katrina. "When police stations and courts are destroyed, women become more vulnerable than ever," says TAINA BIEN-AIME, Executive director of the international group Equality Now. Add men's post-disaster anger and desperation to the mix and women's bodies become targets. What do Haiti's women need right now? Advocates say that no real safety will come without better housing. But more security patrols, lighting and separate bathrooms within the camps would be a start, and you can help. 

a $50 donation to KOFAVIV at helps provide women with a security kit that includes a flashlight, whistle and a cell phone. "Until the rights of women and girls are protected," says Bien-Aime, "This country can never recover."

This got me scouring the web, looking for more information and ways that I can contribute. There is nothing that breaks my heart more than violence against women in ANY shape or form. Even if all you can do is bring awareness, pray for the women and children all over the world, no matter their condition... from the lonely housewife who seems to have everything to the woman living under a tarp in the worst living conditions imaginable, we all need to stick together. Love your sisters, tell a stranger that she is gorgeous. My mother in law is a true inspiration, she is just as loving, warm, and kind of a person whether it be a complete stranger in need, her own mother in law who recently moved in three doors down because she is suffering from alzheimer's, any one of her 11 grandbabies... or a dying woman in a remote part of Kenya which she frequents often. She has told me stories of being in Africa and feeling so useless, not being a doctor and just seeing so much tragedy and pain, her friend there Sister Frieda said something so profound that it made me cry when I heard the story.. something along the lines of means enough just to sit with someone in pain, desperation, any condition that is not favorable... you can hold their hand, pray for them, just be there with them... It's so true. Our time is our most valuable gift.

Monday, August 16, 2010

light it up, slowwww downnnnn

so I did a photoshoot with skinnie magazine for their november issue last week... I feel really weird cuz they talked me into wearing a swimsuit, mostly because the boss and this amazing woman michelle designed and hand made it, but this was the photo my makeup artist took in the bathroom when we were getting me all bronzy with elizabeth knight. the actual bikini photos are not as revealing i am in a weird hammock and you can only see my face and forearms.. hopefully they turn out cool. i am NOT a model. so i started cracking up when the photographer actually said the words "seduce the camera" I was LIKE NO WAY you guys actually say that??? i thought it was only in the movies hahahaha... wellll... anyways. i love my husband, this was the photo i sent him to get the thumbs up on wearing a bathing suit in public. i don't actually look that good, its the angle. don't be fooled i am a mama.

ok i am still reading all of the entries for the elizabeth knight giveaway! you guys rule!

oh and I made a new lipstick strictly for this fall.. it's called undercover lover and it's super gothic maroon. ive been wearing it all day everyday, blue ashbury's and maroon lipstick are actually an amazing combo....

k happy birthday to me in the last photo, my last minute birthday started rad as we went to see one of my very dear  friends beau play with his band bless the fall at the paladium... and then after dinner it just sucked super hard, about five minutes after the last photo was taken i was crying in drais nightclub because i got yelled at by my super drunk friend for her ex boyfriend telling me happy birthday....but it got really good once it was kyle, me, our best friends jeremy and carly all in our hotel room in bed watching movies and stuffing our faces with room service...


love you all. i can't wait to share my passion of beautifulness with you. i almost want to launch elizabeth knight in europe first! everyone help me get to paris, i need to meet some real women all over the world.
ciao <3

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Revolving doors

Drugs are american.
I've had a super jacked up back and they've been doing steroid epidural injections, then they tell me to take it easy. Really?! I have so much pent up aggression right now. I hobble around and everyone makes fun of me, you're not funny you idiots. Put me in an awkward situation ill tell it just how it is. I will not apologize for not being pretentious. I don't need negativity in my life, I don't need high school drama, if you don't want to hear my truth then you should just stop while you're ahead.

If something is bothering you, speak up. Nothing ever became of the passive aggressive human who kept their mouth shut. Holding in all those hurt feelings of animosity will eat YOU alive, not the other person.

Whether you tell your problems to a punching bag, the gym, cry a river, scrub your house until it is spankin', do not fail to address the real issue at hand.

Love is not always comfortable, life is not always comfortable! When you care about someone you take the extra effort to step out of the batter's box.
My impatience has given me no time to fabricate intricate tales embellished with spits of truth.

The times when you claim "I'm just so confused, I don't know what to do" ... Those are when you know EXACTLY what to do. You're just trying to a. change your own mind or b. Blame the decision your about to make going against your inner voice on someone else.

There is a reason that the saying life is short is so cliche.
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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Elizabeth knight

I've been getting lots of emails lately asking where when why how etc about getting ahold of elizabeth knight... As of right now the line is not available for purchase. I'm a perfectionist and want to be 110 percent certain that the final product represents my vision exactly. BUT I feel like I can't be stingy with my prototypes and samples... Since all my close friends and family have been wiping me out (which I love) I want to give you guys a sneak peek as well.... So let's do a giveaway!! Here are the rules...
1. There are none.. Hahahaha
Whoever is interested I want you to create something that transpires the meaning of what beauty means to you..
Be completely honest and don't hold anything back. It can be a photo, drawing, poem, essay, even an act of kindness- do something that impacts anothers life in a big way and write about your experience.... I will then pick the top ten and send the winners a mystery elizabeth knight product. Mind you these are prototype packaging with experimental logo placement but the actual makeup is to die for. Not really, I would never in a million years condone dying for makeup.

K love you all little sugar medallions. Good luck! The wait won't be much longer...
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