Missy is a former first grade teacher turned stay-at-home-mom and professional blogger. She writes a style column for a local magazine publication and posts daily at Pink Pistachio, a lifestyle site specializing in empowering women and making everyday life special. When she’s not blogging, she enjoys playing and eating donuts with her boys, entertaining, and snuggling her dog, LuLu.
Her projects have been featured by Cool Mom Picks, Life & Style Magazine, and Huffington Post - to name a few.
Beat the rush with this five-minute makeup routine. Learn how to quickly apply primer, foundation, blush, eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and still have time for a bit of lip gloss! This lesson will also give you tips on double-duty and time-saving cosmetics that you can use to achieve a flawless look - and still get out the door on time!
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Fabulous in Five post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Searching for a beautiful look that is simple enough for everyday wear? Learn to use neutral makeup that will brighten and enhance eyes of any color. Missy, a regular blogger at Pink Pistachio, will show you how to prime eyelids for makeup that lasts all day - and how to blend two slightly-shimmery eyeshadows for the perfect “I’m not trying!” look. Finish this style with an application of mascara and coppery eyeliner and you are good to go - morning through night!
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Eye Candy post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Party, anniversary, or girls’ night coming up? Add a little glamour to your style with gloriously golden eyes! Learn how to apply primer, eyeshadow, and eyeliner to create this fun and sexy look. Don’t forget the best part - top everything off with a little (who are we kidding - a lot) of liquid gold eyeliner for a look that is sure to dazzle!
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Golden Eye post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Inspired by the leading ladies of Mad Men? Achieve their classic cat eye look by following the beauty tips outlined in this lesson. Learn how to smoothly apply eye makeup to create a beautiful and subtle look that can be worn day or night. Spoiler alert! Use a counter or table to steady your hand as you apply your eyeliner - this will help avoid wobbly lines!
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Cat Eye post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Not sure how to style your hair? Skip the salon and try this simple updo that can be paired with a casual outfit or dressed up for a day in the office. Best of all, it’s easiest to do this bun with dirty hair - so no need to wash your hair! Learn how to tie up your hair, tease it for volume, and pin it into place for a hairdo that will last all day.
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Big Top Bun post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Want to add a little drama to your makeup routine? Learn how to apply false eyelashes and make your eyes look bigger, fuller, and more striking. In this lesson, Pink Pistachio will break down the steps to make applying your falsies easy - including cutting the lashes down to size, applying the glue correctly, and other tips to making the results look natural.
More beauty and style tips, check out Applying Falsies.
Mix up your manicure routine (without taking a trip to the nail salon!) by using nail art. Learn how to embellish your favorite nail polish color by adding newsprint. Spoiler alert: you don’t need to glue on the newspaper! All you’ll need is your typical base and top coats, favorite nail polish (a nude color works best), rubbing alcohol, and an old newspaper.
For more beauty and style tips, check out Missy's Hot Off the Press post on the Pink Pistachio blog.
Recycle - or rather, upcycle! - your old t-shirts into handmade fabric bracelets. Follow along with Missy, regular blogger with Pink Pistachio, as she teaches you how to finger-knit your favorite fabric to create these fun and fashionable bracelets. A perfect craft for both kids and adults, this project is fast, easy, and can be done using materials found around the house!
More beauty and style tips, check out Bangles for a Buck.
Mix up your style with this flirtatious play on the traditional braid. Learn how to part, braid, and pin your hair for a look so easy that you might surprise even yourself! As versatile as it is fun, this look can be paired with lace for sophisticated bridal hair - or with summer flowers for a casual style worthy of a day in the park. Keep this updo in your back pocket as a perfect fix for those bed-head bad-hair days!
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Milkmaid Braid post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Skip the hair salon and learn to create quick and beautiful curls on your own. Perfect for medium to long hair, this hairstyle is great for whirlwind mornings when you still want to look your best! In this lesson, Missy will teach you to create natural and stylish curls in 10 minutes or less using a curling wand, a bit of hairspray, and her easy beauty tips.
For more beauty and style tips, check out the Loose Curl post on Pink Pistachio's blog.
Want to look magazine-cover ready? Airbrush makeup will do the trick. In this lesson from Pink Pistachio, learn how to apply airbrush makeup (foundation, blush and highlighter) for a completely flawless finish. You’ll see a live demonstration and get some product recommendations, as well as must-have application tips. Skip the trial and error and achieve airbrushed perfection - it’s easier than it sounds.
Somewhere between a smoky eye and a cat eye, the smolder eye is a glamorous look that’s perfect for a night on the town. It’s a different take on the typical smokey eye, one that’s a bit softer but undeniably dramatic. In this lesson from Pink Pistachio, learn how to do smoldering eye makeup. You’ll get the scoop on some of the best-quality beauty products on the retail market, as well as makeup application pointers for a flawless finish!