They say that beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, but I have to break it to you: sometimes beauty is in the hands of you make-up artist. Sure, true beauty and worth aren’t found in make-up recipients, yet having the number of a good make-up artist on speed dial does go a long way. So imagine my joy I discovered Monroe Make-up and Hair Lounge, and express beauty salon, where you get your make-up done while sipping on a glass of bubbly. Yes, sometimes I’m really just this superficial and life is just this easy. Instant make-up, instant happiness.

Enjoy a few instagrams from Monroe and some of my favorite make-up quotes. Have a wonderful weekend, and stay beautiful!


“I don’t like standard beauty – there is no beauty without strangeness.”

– Karl Lagerfeld


“The most beautiful makeup of a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy”

– Yves Saint-Laurent




“Beauty, to me, is about being comfortable in your own skin. That, or a kick-ass red lipstick.”

– Gwyneth Paltrow




“Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn’t do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.”

– Bette Davis




“Just have fun. Smile. And keep putting on lipstick!”

– Diane Keaton


“Beneath the makeup and behind the smile I am just a girl who wishes for the world.”

– Marilyn Monroe