Easy Valentine’s Day Look

Ahh, love is in the air. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, are you ready?

I of course will be working this upcoming Saturday, but I am thinking chocolate is definitely in the cards (I enjoy chocolate all the time, despite what the calendar states).

And, if you are indeed a fan of chocolate, check out “Too Faced” and their chocolate bar. It smells like chocolate and is one of my favorite palettes as of lately.

Surround yourself with those you love not only on the 14th, but daily!



Bold Berry Lips

Greetings, friends!

What a chilly day in Wisconsin. I think it is a “balmy” 15 degrees. Give me something tropical, please.

I am currently sitting at Panera (my second home, let’s be serious), trying to get some things done and plan out my upcoming week. I live by my $1 planner I bought at Target. And I color-code things. Seriously. Problems? Nope! Organized!

This look today is a beautiful neutral eye with a bold “in your face” lip. I have also been a fan of the dark lipsticks and they are great for the fall and winter (but if you are like me, I love this color year round!)


Things I’ve Been Loving Lately

Hello friends!

My, my, my. I have been been loving a bunch of things lately! Such as (but not limited to):

1. A solid workout at Crossfit (you should see my hands though, yikes!)

2. Naps (I need more of them)

3. Skinny hot cocoa from Starbucks (no whip, man)

4. Netflix binge sessions (Dance Moms…don’t judge)

5. Chinese with my gal pal Katie

Ok, all of those tidbits aside, there are some PRODUCTS that I have been loving lately! Check out what I have been loving lately, and let me know what you have been frequently grabbing!



Let’s face it, sometimes we don’t have a whole lot of time to spend on our makeup. We live busy lives, we are hungry and feel it necessary to eat that bowl of cereal than spend 20 minutes contour in cheekbones. As a television producer, I am behind the scenes but I still enjoy looking good (I firmly believe looking good makes you just FEEL good).

But, with a busy schedule like mine, I don’t always have a lot of time to spend doing my makeup.

Check out this quick on-the-go look! And the best part? It is drugstore heavy!

Keeping it classic.

Hello friends!

I am all about staying classy and keeping it classy. So, what better way than to create a simple yet classic look?

Not to mention, I have been absolutely loving red lips lately — reminds me of a sophisticated woman ready to take on the world (or maybe just tear up the town).


My Go-To Look

Hey everyone!

Boy, it sure is frigid outside here in Green Bay! I do believe the temperature is in the negative digits. Here’s wishing spring would come a smidge early!

To warm up, how about checking out my favorite go-to look? It’s super fast, super easy and simple, and will get you out the door quickly. Enjoy!

Post one: Here’s Haute Hills.

Greetings, readers. Okay, no need to call me “Haute” or anything, but I do go by “Hills” on occasion. In fact, I am completely OK with that.

I have been wanting to start this beauty blog for quite awhile and well, here I am! As a University of Minnesota alumna with a degree in journalism, you can probably guess that I enjoy writing. In fact, I do it for a living.

But I have always had a passion for makeup: an outlet to get creative with color and let my imagination soar.

So, let’s put two and two together, right?

OK, glad that’s cleared.

Makeup doesn’t have to be used to conceal or cover up (but let me tell you, I do get some pretty nasty blemishes, ha). I am here to show you tips and tricks and products that will help enhance your already beautiful self.

I hope you enjoy this journey along with me!