LEARN AT EVERY TURN. That’s my life’s philosophy.

That said, I’m on a mission to improve my processes at every turn in life.

Welcome to Put on a Little Makeup. I’m Lisa and I’m a recovering L.A. native now based in Silicon Valley. This site is my outlet for the things that I sell on eBay and etsy.

It’s also filled with my passions in learning, beauty, parenting, technology, and style related with a little bit of my everyday life thrown in for good measure! I like motorcycles, too, and try to find ways to combine my many interests.

I lost the manual when the road that I was on took several sharp turns. So now I’m here, finding things out again.

“Put on a little makeup” is a lyric from the Adam Ant song Goody Two Shoes and I think that it’s my life mantra.

This is one of my many before and after moments and if I can do it, so can you! It really is only hair and makeup at the end of the day, which means that you can wash it off or dye it if you need a change. Start over with a clean slate.

Before and After

There was a woman that used to live near my elementary school. Her name is Susan Strauss aka “The Lava Lady” and this woman left a lasting impression.

I still think of her fondly after all of these years. Most kids were afraid of her and she lived in a stark and dramatic house that looked like black lava rocks. Her blush, platforms, and big, friendly smile peppered an already unusual neighborhood in Hollywood.

Susan Strauss

I didn’t expect that I’d be here at 40, the parent of a toddler daughter with another one on the way. What can I say? I like to change diapers. Not.

Colette makes me laugh yet feel incredibly frustrated (at the same time) and I’ll talk about her sometimes, although this isn’t a mommy blog.

Even though there are major developmental milestones in life, every parenting situation is truly unique and I do my best not to judge.

Your comrade in life and beyond,


P.S. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook,  and YouTube.

Maybe I have a slightly unhealthy fixation with Pinterest as I’m going on over 8,000 pins with nearly 2000 followers. All that insomnia turned out to be useful for something.


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