I have not been fantastic at controlling my reactions. I’m praying for peace and to go back to being slow to anger. 💜💜

I have not been fantastic at controlling my reactions. I’m praying for peace and to go back to being slow to anger. 💜💜

Well, it’s official! I pulled the trigger and registered for my 6th Susan G Komen 3-Day for the cure! That means this will be miles 301-360 (not counting all the training walks) and they’ll be logged 11/21-23/14 in San Diego! If you want to donate or walk with me, please go to www.the3day.org/goto/Mandie

Well, it’s official! I pulled the trigger and registered for my 6th Susan G Komen 3-Day for the cure! That means this will be miles 301-360 (not counting all the training walks) and they’ll be logged 11/21-23/14 in San Diego! If you want to donate or walk with me, please go to www.the3day.org/goto/Mandie

Does anyone know when this comes out? I think I need it.

Does anyone know when this comes out? I think I need it.

Didn’t get around to posting this yesterday, but after a wedding, I got to do fun things in Milwaukee with Tommy! #100daysofhappy #100happydays  (at Y-Not II)

Didn’t get around to posting this yesterday, but after a wedding, I got to do fun things in Milwaukee with Tommy! #100daysofhappy #100happydays (at Y-Not II)

Here are a couple behind-the-scenes shots from my headshot session Wednesday night! The actress reminded me of a combination of Anne Hathaway and a hairstylist I know!

Here are a couple behind-the-scenes shots from my headshot session Wednesday night! The actress reminded me of a combination of Anne Hathaway and a hairstylist I know!

I know what you’re thinking, and yes. This is the weirdest combination of picture and text, and yes, it is a very unflattering picture of my stud muffin and I. Let me explain! 
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About five weeks ago, I applied for a scholarship to study movie makeup in Paris. I was kinda scared to get it, because it would mean uprooting both Tommy and I and moving to a different continent, but at the same time, I was super excited by the opportunity. I mean - studying makeup in Paris?! I found out yesterday that I did not win the scholarship, and I was very sad. As is often the case, my bad situation also brought to light my blessings. For the most part, I had only told my closest friends about the scholarship, and when I gave them the news, they were supportive in a wide variety of ways, which made me feel blessed. I told one of my friends “I’m healthy, have a boyfriend who was more than willing to move across the world with me to a country whose language he doesn’t speak, have a great group of friends, and am paid to change people’s lives and play dress up. I have no reason to cry! Plus, I just put on aqua eyeliner. People who just put on aqua eyeliner don’t cry!” She asked to see the eyeliner, I took this picture, and Tommy photobombed it. I decided this is a new beginning. This is the start of #100daysofhappy and a new goal. A more focused direction in life. And I’m excited for it! XOXO, Mandie 💜💜💜💜💜

I know what you’re thinking, and yes. This is the weirdest combination of picture and text, and yes, it is a very unflattering picture of my stud muffin and I. Let me explain!
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About five weeks ago, I applied for a scholarship to study movie makeup in Paris. I was kinda scared to get it, because it would mean uprooting both Tommy and I and moving to a different continent, but at the same time, I was super excited by the opportunity. I mean - studying makeup in Paris?! I found out yesterday that I did not win the scholarship, and I was very sad. As is often the case, my bad situation also brought to light my blessings. For the most part, I had only told my closest friends about the scholarship, and when I gave them the news, they were supportive in a wide variety of ways, which made me feel blessed. I told one of my friends “I’m healthy, have a boyfriend who was more than willing to move across the world with me to a country whose language he doesn’t speak, have a great group of friends, and am paid to change people’s lives and play dress up. I have no reason to cry! Plus, I just put on aqua eyeliner. People who just put on aqua eyeliner don’t cry!” She asked to see the eyeliner, I took this picture, and Tommy photobombed it. I decided this is a new beginning. This is the start of #100daysofhappy and a new goal. A more focused direction in life. And I’m excited for it! XOXO, Mandie 💜💜💜💜💜

This is my hand in the middle of Monday’s shoot! It might be time for me to invest in a @pawpalette, haha! But which one should I get? Bonus: near my wrist, there are some concealers, but everything else there came from one palette. Do you recognize it?

This is my hand in the middle of Monday’s shoot! It might be time for me to invest in a @pawpalette, haha! But which one should I get? Bonus: near my wrist, there are some concealers, but everything else there came from one palette. Do you recognize it?

This is so true and scares me so much! Sugar is seriously an addiction. I know, because I honestly fight it daily! Trying to ween myself away for my own health, and for the health of my future babies!

This is so true and scares me so much! Sugar is seriously an addiction. I know, because I honestly fight it daily! Trying to ween myself away for my own health, and for the health of my future babies!

My goodness! It took a lot longer to get everything together to pick a winner than I imagined! Congratulations, @amberroserob! Send me a message with your address via my website (link in bio) and I’ll ship your prize today! 
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So, when should I do the next one? 😉 Should it be when I hit 2000 followers on here? A certain date? I was going to wait until around my birthday in September, but this was fun and I don’t know if I can wait! 
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Those who followed me just for the contest, I hope you stick around!

My goodness! It took a lot longer to get everything together to pick a winner than I imagined! Congratulations, @amberroserob! Send me a message with your address via my website (link in bio) and I’ll ship your prize today!
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So, when should I do the next one? 😉 Should it be when I hit 2000 followers on here? A certain date? I was going to wait until around my birthday in September, but this was fun and I don’t know if I can wait!
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Those who followed me just for the contest, I hope you stick around!

Today was CRAZY! First I had an audition, then I had a shoot as a model (bottom left - can you guess which costume I modeled?) then went to a shoot as a makeup artist (behind the scenes shot bottom right, selfie with photographer and actress on top)! I can’t believe that this (and helping people get fitter and richer) is my real job!

Today was CRAZY! First I had an audition, then I had a shoot as a model (bottom left - can you guess which costume I modeled?) then went to a shoot as a makeup artist (behind the scenes shot bottom right, selfie with photographer and actress on top)! I can’t believe that this (and helping people get fitter and richer) is my real job!