Motherhood is hard, makeup doesn't have to be.
I simplify makeup for busy moms.

hey friend!

Being a mom is hard, makeup doesn’t have to be! I teach busy moms how to simplify their makeup routine so they can feel beautiful in minutes. I am a wife, a mama, an award winning hair and makeup artist, and a small business owner in Lexington, KY. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but that girl you were before you were a mom, she still matters!

I also co-own Lexington’s premier bridal beauty business, Blush + Glow, with my fabulous friend and business partner Dana. In the spring of 2021 we opened Lexington’s first wine bar and boutique, The Blushery

I do a LOT of things. This year I am focusing on cutting back, and enjoying more time with my friends and family. I am convinced that we can all do anything we want to do with a good old fashioned to-do list (and a great babysitter.) If you love to work, but also love being a mom, we should be friends! 

i'm so glad you are here!

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xo - Melanie

Hey friend!

Being a mom is hard, makeup doesn’t have to be! I teach busy moms how to simplify their makeup routine so they can feel beautiful in minutes. I am a wife, a mama, an award winning hair and makeup artist, and a small business owner in Lexington, KY. I don’t know who needs to hear this, but that girl you were before you were a mom, she still matters!

I also co-own Lexington’s premier bridal beauty business, Blush + Glow, with my fabulous friend and business partner Dana. In the spring of 2021 we opened Lexington’s first wine bar and boutique, The Blushery

I do a LOT of things. This year I am focusing on cutting back, and enjoying more time with my friends and family. I am convinced that we can all do anything we want to do with a good old fashioned to-do list (and a great babysitter.) If you love to work, but also love being a mom, we should be friends! 

i'm so glad you are here!

simplify your makeup

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xo - Melanie


I Can do an updo with my eyes closed! Not even kidding!

I am 100 % a control freak.
Do not get me started on "fonts"

I have loved hair and makeup since i was a little girl. I taught myself how to french braid
when I was 7!

I live for Frozé from The Blushery

i have met my idol, Carrie underwood, twice. yes that is two times. my biggest regret is not asking about her perfume.

5 thing you may not know about me

I Can do an updo with my eyes closed! Not even kidding!

I am 100% a control freak
Don't get me started on "fonts"

I HAVE LOVED HAIR AND MAKEUP SINCE I WAS A LITTLE GIRL. I TAUGHT MYSELF HOW TO FRENCH BRAID WHEN I WAS 7!

I live for Frozé from
The BLushery

I HAVE MET MY IDOL, CARRIE UNDERWOOD, TWICE. YES THAT IS TWO TIMES. MY BIGGEST REGRET IS NOT ASKING ABOOUT HER PERFUME.

5 things you may not know about me

I married this guy

I wear many hats, and 'wife' is one of them. I met my husband when I was 17, but we didn't start dating until I was 31. we got married when I was 33. So ladies, I am here to tell you it is OK-you will not turn to dust if you haven't found the right one by 30!! I wouldn't change a thing.

He is my biggest cheerleader. He always tells other people "I just stay out of her way, and let her do it. She's got BBT (brains, beauty, talent)!"

THANKS BABE!

i've loved him since I was 17!

I am also mama

My entire world changed in June of 2019, when I became a mama. My daughter Cameron is my greatest joy, and my biggest blessing. 

I want her to grow up knowing that you can truly do anything that you want to do, and her mama is proof of that. 

I want her to know that while makeup is fun, and can be empowering, true beauty is an inside job. Like they say sweet girl, pretty it as pretty does. 

the bridal beauty biz

Every Saturday you can find me glamming up brides of the bluegrass with my dream team of gals over at Blush + Glow, the hair and makeup business that I own with my one of a kind rockstar business partner, Dana Peddicord! 

Our team has grown over the years, and to learn more about booking for events, head on over to the Blush + Glow website!

my little brag book:

Voted ‘Best Hair Stylist of the South’ 2017 by Southern Weddings Magazine
Featured on the cover of TOPS in Lexington as one of ‘Lexington’s Leading Ladies’ June 2018
Engagement and Wedding both featured in Bridal Bliss Magazine (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)
Featured as one of Lexington’s leading bloggers in Mour Magazine, and Skirt Magazine
My work has also been featured in: Kentucky Bride, The Scout Guide Lexington, The Wedding Chicks, Tops Weddings, Love Stories TV

the boutique & wine bar

In the spring of 2021 my long time business partner Dana and I opened a boutique and wine bar in Lexington, KY. 

We wanted to create a space for women to gather, celebrate decompress and take a. break. 

Stop and smell the rosé at The Blushery, where you can finish a conversation, a glass of wine, and find the perfect pair of jeans. You can now shop with us online as well!

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xo - Melanie

I married this guy

I wear many hats, and 'wife' is one of them. I met my husband when I was 17, but we didn't start dating until I was 31. we got married when I was 33. So ladies, I am here to tell you it is OK-you will not turn to dust if you haven't found the right one by 30!! I wouldn't change a thing.

He is my biggest cheerleader. He always tells other people "I just stay out of her way, and let her do it. She's got BBT
(brains, beauty, talent)!"

THANKS BABE!

i've loved him since I was 17!

I am also mama

My entire world changed June of 2019, when I became a mama. My daughter Cameron is my greatest joy, and my biggest blessing. 

She is the reason behind my hustle.. I want her to grow up knowing that you can truly do anything that you want to do, and her mama is proof of that. 

I want her to know that while makeup is fun, and can be empowering, true beauty is an inside job. Like they say sweet girl, pretty is as pretty does. 

the bridal beauty biz

Every Saturday you can find me glamming up brides of the bluegrass with my dream team of gals over at Blush + Glow, the hair and makeup business that I own with my one of a kind rockstar business
partner, Dana Peddicord! 

Our team has grown over the years, and to learn more about booking for events, head on over to the Blush + Glow website!

my little brag book:

I am also mama

Voted ‘Best Hair Stylist of the South’ 2017 by
Southern Weddings Magazine

Featured on the cover of TOPS in Lexington as one of ‘Lexington’s Leading Ladies’ June 2018

Engagement and Wedding both featured in
Bridal Bliss Magazine (Fall 2017, Spring 2018)

Featured as one of Lexington’s leading bloggers in
Mour Magazine, and Skirt! Magazine

Featured as Top Hairstylist for 2018 Love Stories TV

My work has also been featured in:
Kentucky Bride Magazine, The Scout Guide Lexington,
The Wedding Chicks, Tops Weddings

In the spring of 2021 my long time business partner Dana and I opened a boutique and wine bar in Lexington, KY. 

We wanted to create a space for women to gather, celebrate decompress and take
a break. 

Stop and smell the rosé at The Blushery, where you can finish a conversation, a glass of wine, and find the perfect pair of jeans. You can now shop with us online as well!

Shaman vice cardigan iceland, single-origin coffee adaptogen helvetica DIY art party. Salvia meditation heirloom, PBR&B raw denim subway tile forage kale chips next level semiotics viral vice edison bulb blog. VHS cold-pressed meditation iceland lo-fi literally retro vegan. Cray 3 wolf moon post-ironic, umami kombucha cliche master cleanse meditation. Unicorn next level flannel

DIY coloring book four dollar toast tumblr venmo everyday carry hella woke affogato. Lo-fi succulents whatever, everyday carry activated charcoal poutine mixtape hoodie plaid cred palo santo af food truck mlkshk. Taiyaki skateboard vegan pinterest, vinyl bespoke 3 wolf moon brunch. Poutine seitan salvia offal bicycle rights godard thundercats kitsch tilde. Forage raclette put a bird on it, vegan vexillologist fashion axe craft beer marfa direct trade helvetica man bun humblebrag.

xo - Melanie

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I simplify makeup for busy moms.

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