maskcara artist | kristen carlton


I struggled for weeks trying to think of a name that meant something to me. Something that wasn’t just “cute”. We were at the hospital one day (you can read all about that on my thoughts page) + it hit me…

SWEDE + SAILOR : the two people I admire most.

SWEDE : My great-grandma Elsie was a cosmetologist and always made everything around her beautiful.  She’s the reason I chose to pursue the beauty industry in the first place.  Her determination, work ethic, and desire to create beauty are all attributes that I continue to aspire to.

SAILOR : My husband + best friend.  He is the strongest man I know. He encourages me to become a better person and pursue the things I was created to do + he pushes me out of my comfort zone constantly – whether I like it or not. Without him, none of this would even be here.

This is my life. I like to share what I’m doing/creating/learning with all of you. You will be sure to find plenty of makeup tips, pictures of my plants, easy recipes, DIY projects, cancer stories, + so many other random things. The possibilities are really endless.

thanks for being here!