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Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yesterday was more than just makeup...

Why do I love what I do so much?  Well not only do I get paid to be creative and play with makeup but I get to make a lot of people feel amazing.  Being able to give that feeling to someone is kind of addicting.  I had a client yesterday who after a couple of bad makeup trials was feeling very nervous.  She wanted to look natural yet stunning.  After chatting for a few minutes, I felt confident about her bridal beauty.  When I was finished, I spun her around back towards the mirror... and she cried happy tears immediately!  Her reaction was so genuine, I was instantly choked up.  She said she had been stressing out about this so much she felt an instant weight lifted and a sense of relief had come over her.  To be able to make someone feel so beautiful and confident was and always is an amazing experience.  Ladies and gentleman, this is why I do what I do.

Friday, August 27, 2010

DIY Hollywood Style Bubble Bath

1 raw egg
1/2 cup of shampoo
1 teaspoon of gelatine

Mix all ingredients together with an electric beater.  Add to the bath water when the tap is running.  Why gelatine you ask? Gelatin's high collagen protein content helps keep your skin smooth and firm. Many creams contain collagen to moisturize the skin but it is more effective when taken through food.  So eat some Jell-O after your bath!  Curious about the egg now?  Raw eggs contain natural proteins that greatly improve the appearance of tired skin.  The shampoo is just for bubbles!  Use your favorite but a moisturizing one will make your skin feel softer.

Have a nice relaxing Hollywood style bath with a nice glass of vino and a couple of cucumber slices over your eyes.  Make sure to let me know how it worked for you!  Until next time dolls...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Totally Tubular Rosebud Salve!

This cult-favorite, multitasking miracle balm is now in a convenient tube format! This beloved multi-purpose essential not only moisturizes and soothes dry lips; it also calms and heals irritation, soothes the sting of minor burns, helps heal cuts, tames mangled cuticles, helps fix ashy elbows and knees, and minimizes diaper rash.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates
- Synthetic Fragrances
- Synthetic Dyes
- Petrochemicals
- Phthalates
- GMOs
- Triclosan Whether in a tube or a tin, Rosebud Salve is a mini moisturizing miracle. The .5 oz is $6 & available at Sephora.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Mascara Review

One perk of being a makeup artist is getting to try so many amazing products!  I have been sent quite a few mascaras recently and wanted to let you know which I loved.. and some, not so much.  I'm based out of Savannah, GA where the humidity is insane!  I have tested all the brands in the crazy heat for weeks and this is what I've come up with:

#1 Make Up For Ever- Smoky Lash
Out of the brands listed, this is my absolute favorite.  Why is it my fav?  This mascara is amazing with or without curling and primer.  I don't always have even time to do all the steps or the want... I know, I'm a bad makeup artist!  Love the full brush. It doesn't smear or run despite the record breaking humidity.  For $22, this mascara is worth every penny!

#2 MAC- Zoom Lash
I really like the mascara because it creates volume and you can easily build up the lashes.  I also love that it is smuge-proof.  For $14, this is a great buy!

#3 Smashbox- Hyperlash
This mascara comes in at #3 on my list because it is beautiful with curling & primer.  If you don't have the time or the want, this one won't give you the VaVa Voom you are most likely looking for.  But with the extra help, it is really nice.  It has more of comb applicator vs. a brush.  I tend to favor a full brush.  This is a good buy at $21.

#4 Naked Minerals Black Out Mascara
Now you all know I LOVE Naked Minerals Pressed Foundation but I do NOT love this mascara.  The reason is because smudges!  And smudges bad.  I tried it 3 days in a row.   I tried with & without primer to find the same result.  It is all natural, but for $15 it's on the bottom of my list.

I hope this helps you find a great match.  I also love Avon's Wash Off Waterproof & L'Oreal Double Extend in the gold package.  My top 3 are found at

For primers: Try 1000 Lashes from Hard Candy or Layer from Smashbox.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hey Guys- Have an Oily Face or Head? Read this...

What it is:
An all-in-one, non-sticky moisturizer for your face, scalp, forehead, neck, and ears that contains broad-spectrum UV protection.

What it is formulated to do:
Matte For Men Complete Head Care Lotion is the first product to combine the three most important benefits that men want in a lotion: sun protection (SPF 25), superior moisture delivery, and oil and shine control.

What else you need to know:
Unlike other sunscreen-containing products, this formula is non-sticky and odor free. It is safe for sensitive skin and won't clog pores. Available at Sephora. 2.5 oz $30