Hey there gorgeous!
Or if you're a dude for some reason on a mommy blog, whatsup dude!
My name is Katelyn and this is my little corner of the internet! I am a 27 year old hair stylist and makeup artist living in Northern Virginia with my husband Andrew and our amazing daughter, Adalyn. I have been a professional hair stylist and makeup artist since 2009 and I own my own business, Pink Blush Beauty! This blog is a collection of my favorite memories, as well as the adventure of going from the glam life to mom life, and somehow landing in the perfect balance of glam-mom life. Take a peak through these pages to check out my beauty reviews, hair tutorials, family vlogs, and the journey of raising our little dove!
Thank you so much for stopping by! We're so glad you're here!
They say there ain't no hood like motherhood. They weren't joking. Take a glimpse at our adventures in pregnancy and motherhood.
ADDYS FIRST BIRTHDAY: BIRTHDAY ON A BUDGET
Let me just say ahead of time, I went a little overboard. By a little overboard I mean, A LOT overboard. I spent months upon months of planning this party and the 48 hours prior ended up being I N S A N E. I had a very particular style I wanted for her party but had to successfully manage to do all of it on a strict budget. I learned some amazing tips and tricks I am going to share with yall!
FIRST BIRTHDAY CAKE SMASH & PHOTOSHOOT: HOW TO DO IT ALL YOURSELF
I am not going to sit here and pretend to be a super strict mom who's kid is on gluten free, dairy free, preservative free, no artificial dyes, no corn syrup, no sugar diet. This cake isn't this kids first sweet tooth junk food rodeo. Which is why I was very surprised our cake smash ended up uh... not as succsesful as I imagined. Let's just say take my advice and do not plan a messy photoshoot before nap time.
DIY BIRTHDAY DESSERTS: SMASH CAKE & CUPCAKES
If I find a way to do something myself and save a crap ton of money, I'll do it. If it's a task that I know is going to be extremely difficult, I'll pray while I do it and hope for the best. Andrew and I are the kind of people who love cooking shows! Addys was actually born with a marathon of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives on in the background. A couple months before Addys birthday, I jokingly told Andrew I was going to make her cake and cupcakes myself. He had about point zero faith that I could do it, so that's when the cake baking obsession began.
Hair, makeup, and skincare, oh my! Wow that was way too corny. Let's uh, just pretend that didn't happen. Okay? Cool.
UPDATED SKINCARE ROUTINE:
One of my New Years Resolutions was staying consistent with a good skincare routine and also purchasing good products for an actual real life skincare routine, not just cleansing my face and call it a day. So a little before January 1st, that's what I did and holy crap, my skin has come a long way already.
GET READY WITH ME: EVERY DAY MAKEUP
Everyone has a go-to makeup look. This is mine! In this video I do a quick walk through of how I do my every day makeup look. Yes, there are super long dramatic lashes involved but have you met me? I L O V E my big lashes! This is a great easy "natural" look with a touch of glam!
Just a typical millennial mom with a YouTube channel and some recipes she stole off of Pinterest. Oh! There's actually some educational blogging stuff in here too!