Monthly Archives: July 2011

Your Guide To Face Primers

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Face Primer by SmashboxEyes Concealer/Shadow Base by Smashbox

Primers are the one product that seems to confuse most people. "Why do I need this" I hear them moan!  I have always been a major advocate of this must have makeup accessory, because nothing else keeps makeup on longer, and helps to make your skin look as flawless.  My favorite brand for skin and eyes has always been Smashbox (love the Luminous!) and for lips, you can't go wrong with Benefit LipPlump.  The article below gives a great description of the reasons to prime…Enjoy!

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NuMe 25-13mm Reverse Curling Wand

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NUME 4 Play Interchangeable Clipless Curling Iron

Now that summer is upon us, magazines have been blasting pictures of beautifully tanned women with gloriously wavy, beachy hair (hello, impossible expectations!).  So, since I obviously can’t have the tight, taught and tanned body, I can at least try to fake the wavy hair.  Summer waves aren’t as impossible, or hard to achieve as they may seem.  I was able to try out the new line of curling wands by NuMe, and was thrilled with the ease of these irons.  I experimented with the 25-13 mm Reverse Curling Wand, which creates the look of looser curls on top, and tighter waves near the ends.  Very Gisele!

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Lindi Skincare for Cancer Patients

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This summer one of my oldest and dearest friends was diagnosed with Breast Cancer.  Knowing that she was going to suffer, and brave through Chemotherapy made me feel helpless, and threw me into a frenzy to find things to help ease her situation.  If I couldn't miraculously heal her, than at least I could research and find products that would help make her situation alittle more bearable.

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Miami Fashion Week’s Summer Makeup Looks

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Last week Miami was the hot spot for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim.  Models flocked around in the newest swimwear, and makeup artists showed off the best for summer fabulousness.  MAKE UP FOR EVER ALLIANCE artist, James Vincent served as key make up artist for the Diesel fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami.

Complexion & Cheeks:  "The look was kept simple with slightly bronzed skin for a healthy looking holiday tan."

James used a combination of MAKE UP FOR EVER Sculpting Kit #1 and MAKE UP FOR EVER Mat Bronze
 MAKE UP FOR EVER Uplight #31 (sparkling pink) and #33 (golden copper) to highlight cheeks and warm up the face.

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Summer Hair Care Tips

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Summer Hair Care: Fact and Fiction

By Hope DeAngelis Schmid for Brilliant Color and Beauty Today

Your skin isn’t the only thing you need to protect from the sun — summer can wreak havoc on your hair color too. Those strong UV rays that cause wrinkles can dry out your hair, and chlorine and saltwater can strip your hair of its natural oils and leave it discolored.

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Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish Powder

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As the top contributor to my site, the magnanimous Kevin James Bennett is my personal mentor to all things beauty product related.  They don't call him "Blenderella" for nothing! He takes the best products in the industry and blends them all together in his trademark stryle.  His InMyKit website is #1 resource for makeup students, and artists alike to find the best products for HD and your makeup kit.  This man searches for the best makeup in the industry and takes no prisioners.  I have always listened to his advice, and he has never steered me wrong. 

Here is his review of a product that I personally have in my own professional kit.  Not only do I think the owner Robyn is an amazing resource to the industry, but she genuinly is a great lady.

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Bobbi Brown Tortoise Shell Collection

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As a makeup artist, alot of my clients often confide in me that they feel less confident when they wear their glasses.  Now, makeup maestro Bobbi Brown (who is famous for her own thick rimmed glasses) has created a line especially to enhance the look of those of you lovelies who wear the spectacles. 

The thing that I love about this line is that it can be worn with or without glasses.

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