10 Makeup Artists You Should Follow on Snapchat
Move over, Instagram: Snapchat is becoming a big hit with incredible makeup artists. Thanks to this app, we’re one step closer to getting a glimpse of all things glam. Between taking goofy selfies and posting snap stories from around the world, these talented ladies will bring you some major beauty inspo. Scroll on for 10 makeup artists you’ve got to add on Snapchat asap.
1. Liza Lash: Miss Liza is so freakin’ adorbs. Her eye makeup is always so spot on, whether it’s bright or natural. With those eyes, we think she can pull off anything, and she’s teaching us how to as well. (via Snapchat Lizalash)
2. Shayla: This girl is always killing it, whether she’s hitting the gym hard or flaunting her amazing curves in gorgeous dresses. Add her on Snapchat for some major stylish moments. (via Snapchat Makeupshayla)
3. Makeup by Lilit: This lovely lady is always so posh, and now you can be too. Not only can you spot her on Snapchat, but you can also take her online classes. Take note: She is not afraid to play with color. (via Snapchat Makeupbylilit)
4. Desi Perkins: This gal is not only talented in the makeup department, but she is also hilarious. Her snaps will have you thinking you’re best friends. She is a must-follow for a mixture of laughs and looks. (via Snapchat Desiperkins)
6. Nene: This lovely lady really takes you on an adventure in her snaps. One day she’s partying on a boat and the next she’s taking a stroll in the city, and she has beauty looks for every occasion. All you have to do is watch. (via Snapchat Kluermoi)
7. Lustre Lux: Okay, before we explain how amazing she is, check out that bold lip. This girl isn’t afraid of a little risk, and it always pays off. Add her on that dancing ghost app of yours for some super-fly makeup looks. (via Snapchat Lusterlux)
8. Amrezy: Amra is a makeup goddess. Scratch that — she’s a goddess of everything. From her flawless outfits to her contouring skills, her snapchat stories are filled with absolutely stunning looks. (via Snapchat Amrezy)
9. Huda Kattan: Huda, aka the queen, is one of the top international beauty bloggers. She is always on the go, and you can be right there with her. Between her snaps of Dubai and her adorable daughter, this power mommy is always looking gorgeous. (via Snapchat Realhudabeauty)
Did we miss any must-snap makeup artists? Let us know in the comments below!
Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com