Friday, December 31, 2010

New Years Make-Up & videos!

Happy New YEARS! yes, no matter how you're 2010 was.....we're gonna make 2011 A-mazing!!!!
Here's a new year's make-up look that is sure to ring in your new year right!
Yes, I am recycling this video...because this make-up look is still one of my favs...and sure to snag you a compliment or 10! ha ha ha

and then a funny one for your new year's pleasure....
How NOT to get kissed on New Year's!

and last but not least...why I don't like New Year's! ha ha ha

I will probably just be sitting on my couch or in bed or new year's! maybe I'll do a live blogtv cast at midnight to spice it up! ha ha ha
may this year be filled with so many awesome sparkled of hope for you hearts....

we're gonna make this year 2,011 times better than last year! ha ha ha

Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Bedroom!!!

this is not my "real" is my "dream bedroom" inspiration bedroom! ha ha
Reasons I love it:
it's glamorous, girly, cozy, and a little bit Barbie! I love this room! I found this picture searching online...and I fell in love with this style!
this room is a good "dream room" runner up too! I La-la-la-love the soft candy-pink walls!!!!!

Here's some cool furniture websites I found: (some are a little crazy expensive but they have the most fun inspiration ideas for your room!)
GLAM Furniture
Room Service

One of my fav places in LA to look and fun home decoration treasures, it INDIGO SEAS. It's on the famous Robertson Blvd, next door to the even more famous restaurant, The IVY...The Ivy owner, also owns Indigo Seas....
 they have a wonderland of ecclectic style, striped chairs, brightly colored starfish, umbrellas, fans, candy colored candle holders! I got my idea to buy cheap candle holders, white wash them, then paint them with a light color wash...I made mine for like $10...they sell them for like $100! ha ha ha

I love getting inspired by fancy things, then fuguring out how to make them myself for cheap! Hope this got your creative-decorating ideas going too!!!

I may just be doing a bunch of videos on re-upholstering chairs or refinishing furniture! ha ha ha ha

stripes, staple guns and hot glue sticks....your budget decorator....kandee

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

A little bit of "heart" reality...

I wanted to post an update video about the Road To Reunion series:
now you can watch the families being reunited with the their mom's and dad's that have been overseas for up to a year!
Can you imagine...when we think we miss someone when we haven't seen them for a few days or weeks!

My heart goes out to all the precious families that are missing a special loved one right now. I can only imagine what that must feel like.
To all the families...who are not with their mom, dad, brother, sister, husband, fiance or boyfriends...I pray for your strength and their safe return to your loving arms!

huge love from my heart to yours....kandee

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Fun Eyebrow Art Design

Eyebrows frame the face! Here's how to get even more decorative eyebrow frame!
I've been decorating my eyebrows like this for some years now...
it's fun, you can change it...(because people always ask why I don't tattoo it on!)

I love this, it's like custom design for you face...get creative with it and have fun- you can always take it off!

Liquid eyeliner-
I used MAC liquid liner in BOOT BLACK
but any liquid liner will work!
FOR FUN: try different colored liquid liners!
Don't worry if you mess up, just take a q-tip and push it against the skin and twist. You can dip it in a little eye make-up remover to help get it off.
Here's the full picture I used to this look for too!
I still need to edit the tutorial for this look...I had a friend film it ans it's like 45 minutes long...ha ha ha
 not how I normally film tutorials, but because it was at a photoshoot (this picture was by my dashingly good-looking friend, Marc Cartwright, we started our careers off together!) people stop at talk to me, are asking things, talking to each other, so it's not that great of a tutorial! ha ha ha

have fun with your can always wash it off! hee hee

eyebrows and liquid liners....your kandee

here's the video:

Monday, December 27, 2010


one of the number one questions I get is: all about foundations
so here is my FLAWLESS FOUNDATION APPLICATION on my sister (who makes me laugh all the time...I love this video...because this is how she's been since we we're little)...

whether you have oily skin or wrinkly skin....I used the PRIMER to blur lines and wrinkles from COVER FX (Click HERE to see the link)
  • A primer makes your skin look extra smooth and flawless
  • It also makes your make-up stay on longer and look wayyyy better

(I always use 2-  One in a shade slightly more yellow or golden than your actual skin tone (to cancel out the redness) and one 4-5 shades darker than your skin tone to contour and shade)

Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation is a rich and luminous foundation offering full coverage while hydrating and protecting the skin. I use this foundation in Hazelnut Beige to apply all over.

THEN I used Make-Up Forever HD Foundation in 5 shades darker (don't know the number I used, it's worn off!)  


My FAV concealer is COVER FX Foundation (they call it a foundation, but it's so FULL coverage I use it as a concealer) I love this stuff, it's AMAZING!!!



For Blush I used: POSEY cream color from MAC (any pink will work)

For Contouring I used: BLUNT from MAC (any shade of non-sparkly, dark powder will work)

Highlighting I used:  SHELL cream highlighter from MAC with

Silver Dusk Powder Highlighter on top

LASTLY: I did a once over the eyelids to prepare them or shadow with SOFT OCRE paint pots from MAC


Now let's get ready to get perfect looking skin that will last all day!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thinking about what's wrong?

Even when it feels like you want to freak out and run away!

 Today and everyday...let's not think about what's wrong..but let's think about what's right!

That wrong thinking takes just as much energy as it does to think about what's right!

Your heart may be heavy, you might feel like you have more problems than you can figure may feel like you've been praying for something and not getting the answer you want...

I got an urgent message about my sister being in the emergency room this morning with heart problems. I love my sister so much, she makes me laugh more than anyone, and she has always been the most protective little sister of me. Instantly I wanted to race to her side..but I am hundreds of miles away.  My prayers can be be with her instantly, God's peace can fill her heart with "it's-okay-ness" faster than I can even walk to my car. I just got word from her hubby, that she is doing better, nothing serious, just going for some x-rays. I am so thankful for this news!

I may have problems in my life...but I'm not going to focus on them...I'm going to focus on what's right!

Don't think about:
  • how you don't have money
  • how your relationship is not good
  • how bad things are with your job
  • how alone you feel
  • how you wish you'd find Mr or Mrs. Right...
  • how maybe a loved one is in the hospital or not doing well
You need to focus on what's right...
The tides of change maybe turning as you start thinking differently...
Hope is always the best choice. Choosing to leave those "bad thought" behind you, is right where they need to be...
Your future is too great to let some problems be rainclouds blocking the sunshine of happiness in your heart!
Say: No problem is going to rule my life or my thoughts....right now I'm choosing to think about what's right in my life...
I surrender all my thoughts to God...and trust that He will fill me with peace...My problems are too big for me to hold on to and try to find a solution...
and the funny and amazing things is...whenever I do that....I do have peace...and I expect good things...and sure enough...the gears start turning...for happiness and peace...and so do I!

Say this with me today:
Oh sure I've got problems, everyone does, but I'm thinking about what I've got right! No problem is gonna take me down. I'm gonna get right back up...and think about the all that's "ALL RIGHT" in my life!

huge love and yay-ness, for waking up today, being alive, and knowing we have the chance to change our future....your kandee

Saturday, December 25, 2010


what do you get when you mix a pink tree and a  pregnant lady?!? ME on Christmas! ha ha ha

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I am sending you huge amounts of love, sparkles for your heart...and a huge dose of "you are not alone"....I'm with you in matter what happens or is happening today..."it's okay"....I am sending hugs, love and if I could I'd have the biggest Christmas celebration with everyone!!!

Off to finish opening presents and to go make homemade hot chocolate!!!

CHECK BACK ON MY KANDEELAND BLOG to see pics from our Christmas Day LATER! YAY

HERE's A present that I hope makes your Christmas a little brighter with some laughter from my sister!!!

Candy canes, hot chocolate, and hugs bigger than any tree you've ever seen..from me to you,

And may the love that entered the world, this day we are celebrating, fill your heart with love overflowing!!!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Imperfect Christmas Eve & Kristie Tunick

heavy hearts, hurts and sadness...

man, sometimes our dreams of a perfect "movie like" Christmas make our hearts so sad because our "real" Christmas is just not looking like our dream one! ha ha ha ah

Maybe our family is not the greatest, maybe one person always manages to hurt you or make you feel bad, or is just awful to be around!It could be anything I blogged about, relationship, stress, money, feeling alone...

Release it right now!! There is probably not ONE perfect's ok. I am having an imperfect Christmas..and you know what? It's ok.

NExt year I'm gonna make it a real hum-dinger of a Christmas! It's ok if I couldn't get my kids all the things they wanted, it's ok since I just moved and everything is still unpacked, it's ok that baby is coming soon and I don't feel ready, it's ok if I don't get to be with all my family, it's ok that some family is not so pleasant to be around, it's ok that Christmas is normally my favorite time of year, but this year just doesn't feel like feels crazy...
just moved last coming in just a couple few weeks, nothing is put away, I couldn't even get all my decorations out...lots of stressful situations with so many things in my life I'd be writing for hours...ha ha ha ha

But you know what? It is alright...everything is gonna be ok...
I sometimes think that God allows all this to happen to me, so that my heart will grow stronger, and  my attitude will be even more gratetful when things go great! And that maybe by my heart hurting, it will help encourage someone else that is hurting too...

and then there was Kristie Tunick....
This whole thing with Kristie Tunick...started off by me and my big heart wanting to help a girl who left me a messages and then on my phone, crying, saying how she was scared to die, only had 3 weeks to live, and wouldn't make it to Thanksgiving. I have to tell you, I had a funny feeling in my stomach about her from the very beginning, but I just ignored it, and thought I was making it up. (I should have listened to that feeling!)...
I have no idea if she is even really sick with anything...I just believed that since 20/20 on ABC did a natioanl news story on her "mysterious" disease it must be legitimate. When I talked to her she sounds like she's on heavy medications, she rambles about things, talks about topics that don't really have anything to do with her health. At first I thought this was just her way of dealing with her "impending" death.
Trying to help her has turned into a huge stressful mess for me...I could write about it, but I made this video to help explain. Please watch the end, I received a nasty email from her after I wrote her an email about feeling betrayed and not wanting any more correspondence with her.
THIS IS WHAT I  EMAILED HER after Brian and Kristie kept trying to contact me about a diaper bag they sent me:
Hi Brian...I couldn't find the return label attachment it was just the tracking number. And don't worry you guys don't need to get me anything, it would be more of a blessing if you used that money to help take care of your expenses. I will return it, things are a little crazy as baby is coming soon, I just moved, adn have 3 others to take care of! ha ha ha

I will not be able to correspond very much any longer as all of the things with Kristie have and are continuing to be a huge source of stress, which I need to be free from for the baby right now.

This has had a very negative effect, from me trying to help. I feel slightly betrayed, as when Kristie contacted me crying saying she was scared to die and would not make it to Thanksgiving, I really put a lot of things on line to reach out and help. I am a very "beleiving" person and give everyone the benefit of the doubt. When Kristie told me she only had three weeks to live and didn't want to die, I wasn't about to ask if they doctor told her that, is she just came up with that number as a possible time frame to live. And in my trying to help is rallied a lot of others to want to help too.

I read through some of the texts Kristie had sent me, and missed something she sent. She mentioned dealing with all these "born again Christians" who keep emailing her. This deeply offended me, as I am one of those  "born again Christians". My faith is what fills me with joy, gives me peace, and God is the very foundation of my life. I am very sorry, I do feel that Kristie is very sick, but not me, nor anyone can truly help Kristie at this point. God is the creator and ultimate healer. I know I had sent Kristie some links to spiritually inspiration things and never heard a comment about them.

I truly hope Kristie gets the help that she needs. I owe a lot of people an explanation of what has happened, because people listened to my plea for help on Kristie's behalf...and they feel betrayed by me. And I feel like Kristie wasn't totally honest with what or who came up with her diagnosis of weeks to live I never would have posted something saying 3 weeks to live, if I had known this wasn't true. And the 3 weeks to live comment is the reason why I did the video in the first place.

I will not be able to respond as I really can't bring anymore stress into my world right now, with baby coming very soon. I relinquish Kristie and you both, to God's hands. He is the only one wise and strong enough to bear this weight.
I truly hope you both have a merry christmas. And I thank you for the kind gift, and if you do get me a return label (the box didn't even have a return address on it)...i wish return it to the company and please use that money to take care of yourselves.

huge love and may God work in both of your hearts, kandee

I think Kristie Tunick may have more than just physical problems. I  found out from someone that has a dress shop that tried to help Kristie, that Kristie asked her to make her a couture dress and to buy her a bunch of make-up, she even told the lady that she needed to make me a dress too! (I don't want a dress! I was just trying to save her life!
Others who have contacted Kristie to help have told me about odd things she has said to them, and all of them have had a weird feeling too. And Kristie would make weird statements about buying people things, and that she grew up "wealthy", and after several times of her telling me to go pick out fancy outfits to where that she would buy me...I knew something was wrong. I refused any of her offers and told her that is she was really doing badly financially, she should be using any money to help her survive. I've now heard others saying she said this same thing to them, too.

Just so everyone knows...I received no money on her behalf, I have given her no money...Kristie said she would tell people about me when the news stories came in, and I said I wasn't doing it for that, I was doing it to save her life! I don't think someone who was really dying even say such things, in hindsight. I thought at first she might seem a little weird because of all her medications she said she was on, but I think she has real serious problems. I've read more things from people about her, and everything everyone says, is exactly the same stuff she says to me. I even watched a youtube video where somone plays a clip from a voicemail and other people said, "maybe that's not even her on the voicemail", I listened and not only is it Kristie but it's her boyfriend too.

I will let you watch the video...and I just feel so awful about trying to help someone that was not honest with me...I really wish I had done this for someone that had a kind heart that really needed help, or a little baby or child that needed the help...

remember no matter who or what tried to get us down this Christmas, refuse to give them the power to deal your happiness, huge love and lots of hot chocolate, kandee

Thursday, December 23, 2010

ok...Everything should be fixed now!

ok...this will be the very last post about the Make-Up brushes....I've just gotten soooooo many emails about people trying to get here's my quick answer video...and I've been working with the Crown Brush people, who are make sure EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE can get these!
So here's the updated blog post with the links to buy them: click here
HURRY DEAL ENDS DECEMBER 31st (you can still order over the holidays...even thought they are closed on Christmas day!)


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

How to Survive the Holiday!

Oh sure the holidays...may seem fun and wonderful, and we feel all this pressure that everyone is having the best Christmas except for us...maybe are dealing with:
  • the loss of a loved one
  • we are all alone
  • we don't want to deal with our family
  • you just broke up with someone
  • we are feeling more sad because our Christmas isn't going to feel so great!
 Or maybe some mean lady wrote obscenities on your car window (that she didn't even spell correctly!)...after staring at me with her "evil-eye"...yes she parked right next to me...and even after we tried to say sorry, I didn't see her car...even though she was far back from mine..she must have thought I shouldn't have gotten into her lane...I feel bad for her really! For her to get that upset over someone trying to turn into the same parking lot as pretty sad...then for her to take the time to write things on my window..and she waited for me to come out..then drive really sad! and kinda' funny..ha ha ha ha now that I think about it!
No matter what is getting you down or breaking your heart...
Christmas isn't about going to Christmas parties (to which I never get invited anyway! ha ha) isn't about having the best decorated house or getting the best isn't even about being with our loved ones really...
 (I didn't even have money for a Charlie Brown tree like this one year! ha ha ha)
And believe year we were so poor...when Jordan was a baby and I was a super young wife...I wanted to I cut a tree shape out of a cardboard box and taped it to the wall and drew decorations on family, not really much food...just me and my little baby...but we had a wonderful time!

Christmas is really about celebrating Jesus' birth...
Not about dealing with relatives that have hurt you....feeling alone, or broke....
There's always next Christmas..and it can be 10 times more wonderful....
Whenever I've felt sad, or been alone on a holiday....I always tell myself...."Next (Christmas, new year's, birthday, valentine's day....) is going to be awesome! It's ok if this one isn't great....I'll make next year's super wonderful to make up for this one!"

Rest in the peace that, that little baby, who's birthday we celebrate can provide...and if this year is feeling not so wonderful...he'll give you double for all your you'll have a double great Christmas next year!

And my granmda used to say: "Christmas is the only time you sit around a dead tree and eat candy out of sock!" ha ha ha ha

Don't let anyone steal your joy..whether it's a difficult family member, (a mean lady who wrote not nice things on your car window!), not having a lot of money, feeling alone...
Keep that happiness alive in your could be sitting all alone singing Christmas songs to yourself, dancing around your room, or just driving around looking at all the pretty twinkly lights...
as long as you keep watering the love and happiness garden in your heart...and trusting that God will give you an amazing Christmas to make up for any bad'll be alright...
until then make some hot because I'm sending you the biggest hug...and I wish I could throw a huge Christmas party for everyone...and we would sing and eat...and really be MERRY!!!

candy canes....kandee

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

How to make your Great Grandma Hot for the Holidays!

WHO: this is my great gramma Viola (but we call her Gramma Vi)...she loves crocheting, making tortillas and Chuck Norris (she loves Walker Texas Ranger)...she really like coffee from Starbucks...and bacon.

She will be 91 after Christmas on her birthday!

I love her so much...she is so positive and happy all the time, no matter what! My favorite is when I would call her and ask her, "Grammy, how are you?" and she would say, "oh, still breathing!"... ha ha ha

WHAT: so my mom put on my super-big-cat-eye glasses as we found them packing...and then she said, "I have to go show Gramma! She'll love these!"....she did!!!

We decided that we should do a make-up make-over tutorial on gramma!! Wouldn't that be fun!?! Let me know what you think? I think it would be so awesome to make over my grammy!

She has had a very rough life, needing to leave school to take care of her 11 brothers and sisters...from being beaten by her first husband, thrown out of a moving car by him, he cheated on her, then he died in a motorcycle accident, being a single mom...she was a real life Rosie the Riveter (she would built the sites for the guns in World War II)...til she met my Grampa (who I loved so much, but is waiting in heaven for us)...and nothing has ever gotten her down or sad...she always says, "It could be worse!"...and no matter what everyday, she says, "Thank you my Jesus!" for letting her breathe and see the wind in the leaves of the trees!

Word of the day from gramma: It doesn't pay to get old! ha ha ha can click here to see how "fancy" I looked moving yesterday...ha ha ha...I know a tutorial is on it's way...ha ha ha ha:

from the great grand daughter......kandee

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Why I'm not perfect:

I am so far from's funny sometimes!

I've been married like 27 times...
I have a bus load of kids...
and I am no where near the life I had imagined for myself when I was young!
ha ha ha ha

Perfection isn't pretty much doesn't exist, except in how we envision things to be in our mind.
My sister once told me that my imagination is so great...nothing will live up to how great I imagined it!
ha ha ha ha ha
and if you struggle with I can be soooo frustrating!
I always worry that I didn't make the perfect decision, buy the perfect "whatever" at the lowest price...
I have realized that the most beautiful things in life are the ones with imperfections...
the most wonderful people are the ones that are far from perfect...

God new that every imperfection and imperfect thing that happens to us...can be the very thing that makes us the most beautiful.
Just like a's the little imperfection that gets turned into something beautiful.

I remember someone unkind, commented how none of my kids looked like alike (since I've been married 75 times...ha ha ha)...and one of my friends told me, "yeah, but how boring would it be if they all looked alike!"
My life maybe far from perfect...things that have happened in my life have looked far from perfect...but each one...has turned into the most perfect, imperfect thing.
From moving from LA when I had to come home and help my parents...
cried and thought my dreams were over....
and in turn, I was being put there so I wouldn't be working like crazy, doing make-up on long days for movies or tv shows....
but instead I had nothing else to do....but have time for the opportunity to start doing Youtube...and now I receive more rewarding comments of how I've been able to add some joy and inspiration to so many hearts....this is more rewarding than working with any celebrity!
I love being imperfect:
  • I love that I have a huge bump on my lower lip where my teeth went through my lip when I crashed on a little toy called a Roller Racer!
  • I love that my body isn't perfect..and I don't care if I have cellulite...and I'm still gonna wear a bathing suit out!
  • I love that my life has been more exciting because of how "imperfect" it's been...married a million times...pregnant a thousand more times (ha ha ha)...
  • I've never had the perfect life I thought...didn't marry the first guy I fell in love with, didn't have a little home where I'd it home and take care of the baby while my handsome, kind, funny, creative, and perfect husband would come home and tell me he loved me more than anything...and that we were going to dinner and fancy restaurant!
  • I love that I have kids with all different eye colors..and they each look different!
  • My leg is now very imperfect looking after my window accident- but you know what, now my leg is unforgettable! ha ha ha
  • I love that no matter what comes at me that isn't perfect...I know God is life is like a beautiful mosaic of all different colors...and no matter what you keep adding more beauty to it, through all these different little pieces of broken-ness... a one colored perfect piece would be very boring...
  • I could keep going but this will turn from a blog to a novel! ha ha ha
If you feel like your life, relationship, family, body, career...
is imperfect....
LET GO OF PERFECTION!!! AND embrace the beauty of imperfectness!

This bring my heart so much comfort when I'm feeling imperfect:
"The Lord will work out his plans for my life—
      for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.
      Don’t abandon me, for you made me." (it's from psalms 138:8)

We don't have to worry about our life not being how we's work in progress...and each thing that goes "wrong"..could be the very piece that will guide us to where we're supposed to be!
incredibly imperfect...your kandee

Saturday, December 18, 2010

SUPREME WINNER!'s the winner for the SUPREME NECKLACE winner!!!!
 I first have to say that you have no idea what it meant to my heart to read all the comments from every, precious, one of you! I can't tell you how much your words mean to me!

Secondly, I'm not very good at doing contests, because I couldn't pick just one winner, so I picked 2!!!
One winner from Youtube comments and one winner from the blog comments!!

The winners will get a special note from me inside too! Hope you guys like your necklaces!

If you didn't win and want one too, you can go here and order one:


FROM YOUTUBE we HAVE: missleaharlette

And from the kandeeland  blog comments, user name:  REBECCA!(need to hear back within 24 hours or a new winner will be chosen! hurry!
(I NEED REBECCA! to comment below to verify it's her, and please leave me an email address to contact you with! Don't worry I'll delete it as soon as I read so you don't feel weird with having your email address on the blog!)

Hope you guys had fun! I have more fun giveaways coming up too!!!
huge love and necklaces....your kandee

I truly do love and care about you all, and your words of love are engraved on my heart! Thank you soooo much!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Did you lose this!?!

Are you having a blue Christmas?
Have you lost your happiness and hope?
"you can't change your problems but you can change your attitudes about them!"

Maybe your Christmas is feeling not as great as everyone thinks or as happy as you wish:
  • maybe your heart is hurting
  • you're in an abusive relationship
  • you are having money struggles
  • no work
  • family problems
  • sadness
  • depression
  • dealing with mean people at school or work
I get thousands of emails from hearts that are hurting..and I care so much about each hurting person...I know what it feels like...and I hope this encourages you!
My life is filled with things that make me feel like I want to cry some days...we never know how what hurts are going on inside people's hearts and lives.
You never know how one extra smile, or a cheery "Have a Merry Christmas!!!" could add a little brightness to someone's day.

No matter what your hurt is, or how hopeless you can change how you feel about it...
Joy isn't just something on Christmas cards, it can be in your heart!
How to brighten the spirit of your heart:
EXPECT great things...stop saying things like:
  • oh, nothing ever great happens to me
  • nothing is going to work out
  • my life is miserable...
STOP will feel what you think
Are you thinking good things? Bad things? Sad things? Anything hopeful at all?
Faith is what you need for things your hoping for. If you never expect anything good, you're never going to receive anything good.
Live everyday with anticipation of it being a great day. Don't let that sad, stinking thinking rule your thoughts...say no matter what is going on around me, who is saying what to me, or trying to hurt me...I won't let them win the battle over the happiness in my heart!

Here's an example from something I just had to change my thinking about:
I was getting very sad and depressed, because I have been so busy with Glaminars that I haven't been looking for a new house to rent and my time was running out to find one...
after spending days driving up and down every street, finding out places had been rented just minutes our hours before I called, I just felt like crying. I had found one house I really liked, that was so cute..I called and they had just rented it! I felt hopeless and told my mom, "what am I going to do, I'm not gonna find a place to live!"...
My mom said, "You need to give all your cares to God, you need to put your hope in him that he is going to find you a place, and have faith that he is going to take care of you. Stop worrying and give it to God, and ask for him to find you a place."
You know what?!?
That night I prayed, and I asked God to find me a place, and that I would stop worrying and rest in the peace that He has and always will guide my life and take care of me...
This was such an answer to my prayer...
I found a house that was soooooo much better than the one I was so sad about being rented!

This is how life is..we try so hard on our own, we get frustrated and sad, we lose hope, and soon we are saying things like:
  • I'll never have a nice house
  • I'll never lose weight
  • I'll never have the life I want
  • I'll never become...this or that
  • no one even knows what's going on in my heart or mind
  • no one cares...I'm all alone
  • nothing is going right for me
  • my life is so far from perfect
  • I should just end my life.....
NO! You should just end the way you've been thinking about things!
Decide today, that no matter what or who feels like it's making your life and heart sad...that you will not be ruined, hurt or destroyed by whatever it is!
You will start with your thoughts...expect change- even if you see none!
Expect hope - even if you have no signs pointing in any direction!
Expect happiness no matter what- even if all your problems seem to big!

Today I am dealing with things that scare me, things that are frustrating, things that are causing my heart to feel so hurt, things that could make me break down and want to cry and not get out of bed...
But I am deciding..these problems WILL NOT BREAK my spirit...I will be happy, I will smile at everyone I see, I will live with the hope for miracles being on their way!

I won't give up, give in, or lose hope...I I REFUSE TO BE DISCOURAGED!

Don't worry you don't have to be religious to hear's just something that encouraged me so much...and I hope it encourages you too!
"Those who wait for the Lord, who expect, look for, and hope in Him, will renew their strength"
(if you want to read more, that was from Isaiah 40:31)
Lift your hearts and hopes up to heaven...and may blessings and peace fall like snow from heaven down on you today..making everything beautiful and sparkling!

huge love and happiness...from your friend who's choosing hope and happiness no matter what else goes super wrong in my day!...kandee

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Make-Up Brushes for Christmas!!!

Oh ! Oh ! Oh!
 I am so excited to tell you all about this!

CROWN BRUSH is an amazing make-up brush company...they make pro brushes..and not just in my opinion, but tons of other pro make-up artists I know!

They've been a little pro secret for years...but now you can get them too!

CHECK OUT THIS REDONKULOUS DEAL that CROWN is giving to all my Subscribers!!!!

15 PRO Make-Up Brushes for $29.99 (that's only $2 a BRUSH!!!!)
They normally sell for $43.99...but for all you it's $29.99
when you go to check out for the discount!
everyone that buy a brush set with the KANDEE code will be entered in to win a $1,000.00 shopping spree at!!!! The winner will be announced on January 4th!!!

#1. The PINK Clutch SET: 15 brushes with matte black handles, shiny black ferrules (the metal part), and sable hair and taklon lip and angled brushe! CLICK HERE TO GET THE PINK SET
#2. The Bronze Clutch set: matte handles and bronze-black ferrules:
#3. BLACK & RED Clutch Set: glossy red handles, shiny black ferrules:

All you need to do is click on one of the links above and at check-out enter code: KANDEE



You will love these brushes...they are my favorite! And a big thanks to Crown for offering this to all my subscribers, this was so nice of them!

so here's a fun thing to add to your Christmas list!!!!

yay make-up brushes.....your kandee

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Road Trip to San Francisco with my mom!

What: a road trip
Where: you'll see
Who: me and my mom (who goes by the name of everyone beside me and my sister, who call her many variations of mom: mommsie, mommerina, mommer...)
I thought you would enjoy our funny "short" video, abot our roadtrip....the beauty school "nurses" we saw....and me eating beef jerky! ha ha ha

get ready to hop in the car and hit the highway me and my mommer....

beef jerky...kandee

if you're bored...check out my personal-daily--pregnant-mom-blog (ha ha)...

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Supreme Contest!

Get ready for some Christmas Contest!!!
This one is to be looking like the Supreme Queen of the Scene...with your very own Supreme necklace like mine!


Pinky Loco...who made these has offered some supreme-ness to give away!!!!
Yay! If don't win and still want to buy one, click here:


1. You must be a subscriber to my channel on youtube: thekandeejohnsonshow

2.You must be a follower on this blog (so I can contact you if you post here too!)


4. You must comment a different reason why you like my blog or youtube (each one must be different so youtube won't mark comments as SPAM)

5. You must reply back within 24 hours after the winner is announced or a new  will be chosen.


CONTEST WILL END THIS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17th at midnight (PST)...and winner will be announced Saturday, December 18th on this blog.
Get commenting and here's the video:
HAVE FUN....Kandee (get ready for more fun giveaways too!!!)

Monday, December 13, 2010

A "HOLIDAY" special!

(I love the look on my sister's face right here! ha ha ha)
This is a "special" treat for you-hoo!!! hee hee hee
I like to call it, "Kandee sings (or at least tries) Christmas songs with her special sister-guest, Tiffany!)

We attempt to sing:
Frosty the Snowman (FAIL)
Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer (yeah we got this one!)
and a special Tiffany impersonates, me, the end! ha ha ha you be the judge!
Hope you enjoy this "audio" gift of song...ha ha ha from me and my sister Tiffany Myers (she was a Johnson up until she got married to my favorite brother-in-law, Mr. Myers)
Merry almost Christmas...!!!!! yay! I love Christmas!!!!!!

huge love and lots of Christmas songs...your kandee

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Cute Hair Tutorial (super fast too)

Here's a super fast, cute and fun hair tutorial!
(this was the hair I did for my FALL Make-Up video!)
this is a "cute" and messy version of the side pony tail...
quickly add some messy curls, so you have some pretty, "sexy" tendrils" of hair...and a low pony tail that look so cute.
(an essential part to this "messy" cute style)
SIDE NOTE: teasing will not harm your hair if you do it properly...
my favorite teasing brush is the TEASING U, 100% Boar Bristle Brush from MONROE- it is by far the best teasing brush I've ever used or even seen!

  • Plastic and Nylon brushes or combs will cause breakage and damage to the hair-
  • BUT boar bristle brushes actually distribute natural oils in the hair and add shine
  • Always PUSH the HAIR TOWARDS the root
  • NEVER just "attack" the hair with a comb! ha ha ha

~make sure you use hair spray to hold all the teasing in place~

My favorite hair spray is:
SEBASTIAN RE-SHAPER- it is amazing and smell so good (i get compliments all the time on how good my hair smells when I use it!)
It's a professional hair spray (I get mine at the beauty supply because I have my cosmetology license), but CLICK HERE , and then click on where to FIND IT!
I like: L'Oreal Elnett (it's a classic hairspray)
Now let's get ready to watch the hair tutorial!

oh and if you want to see the make-up in this that is too!

hairspray and big hair...your kandee

Friday, December 10, 2010

Kandee and the Make-Up Factory!!!

yes, just like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory....I felt like I won the ticket to go see Willy Wonka! But this was even more fun for me....I got to go to the Ben Nye Make-Up Factory  where they make everything!!!! ahhhhhhh so fun!!! (this was me in the lab with Dana Nye, Ben Nye's son who runs everything...he was a make-up artist for years favorite is that he did Sherman Hemsley's make-up for The Jefferson's!)
 A LITTLE ABOUT BEN NYE: this was Ben Nye, who was a make-up artist that started in the 1930's, working on amazing movies like, The Fly, Gone with the Wind, The Sound of Music, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (with Marilyn Monroe)...and hundreds more from the 30's all the way up to the 80's!
Ben Nye started the Ben Nye Make-Up company for make-up artists in the movie and theatrical industry...famous, notable, and exceptional make-up artist have used Ben Nye for decades now!

me in the lab looking at foundation samples!
oh my wonderland of make-up labs! There were shelves full of beautiful pigments...and ingredients and things I've nver heard of, but it looked like a mad-scientist lab of beauty!!!
Me and Dana putting labels on the concealer containers!
me (no pregnant labor laws were violated! ha ha ha) stirring foundations! so fun!!!!!
Look at me! Learning how to fill concealer containers!
bottle of fake ZEST MINT flavor!
Filling giant bottle of fake blood! The real stuff makes me queasy, but I can totally handle fake blood!
putting stickers on face powders!
me taking a ping pong (aka table tennis) break with some of the Ben Nye staff! I did pretty well for a minute! ha ha ha
I felt like a kid in a candy store...look at all those beautiful pigments!!!!
me and Pat, talking about all the colors in the new palettes! I love them all! I was saying how much I love the Fashion Rouge Palette!
me and Pat, putting together the "Kandee Palette"...can you believe they even made me labels to put on the palette! I was in make-up heaven!!!!!
 may I introduce the "Kandee Palette"!!!!! Can you tell by my smile, how excited I am!!!!
OH MY LOOK!!! Here's all the colors I picked that I absolutely LOVE!!!
Shell (ER-314), Au Naturelle (ER-318), Cobblestone (ER-315), Smokey Taupe (ER-36), Graphite (ER-98), Twilight Blue (ER-98), Mink Stole (ER-37), Coco Brown (ER-538), Black Brown (ER-595), Brown Berry (ER-78), Eggplant (ER-782), Black (ER-99)...
this is the only palette I've been using for the last 4 weeks, then when I went to BEN NYE, I got to add some of my favs to it!!!!!! These colors and pigments are amazing! No wonder they're what all the make-up artist in movies and tv use!

You can order the individual colors and palette from:, or from, or
me mixing lip liners and colors in the Ben Nye Make-Up studio...I can't even describe how fun this was for me!!!
Look!!! I got to mix up my own HOT PINK Lipstick!!!! They named it "Kandee Pink!"...this was such a fun, fun, fun day for me!
A huge thank you to Dana Nye and all the staff at Ben Nye, that welcomed me and made me feel like one of the make-up team members at their amazing company!
I will never forget this was sooooo fun beyond words!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER A BEN NYE CATALOG and have fun looking at everything!

Kandee in the make-up factory!!! yippeeeeee
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