Monday, August 31, 2009

OOH LA LASH!

Hey gals! Just wanted to hip you to the hottest new mascaras out on the market! Whether you want, longer, stronger, thicker, green, or blue lashes, these mascaras are definitely worth a try!!!!!

Lengthening:

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Smashbox Cosmetics Lash DNA. The bristles on the wand are, "double-helixed" which is sure to lengthen like you couldn't imagine!

Waterproof:
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My personal fav: DiorShow by Christian Dior. If what you need is a great water-proof mascara that thickens, this puppy has your name on it :). Just ask my brides if they loved their lashes! They do :)

Color Trends:
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Yves Saint Larent Faux Cils mascara in a variety of colors is for you bold chicas out there :) Spotted on the fall runways in the color grey, this is soooo 2010!

Mineral Based:


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100% pure bareMinerals and antioxidants, this high performance mascara has a 360 degree comb to separate, lengthen, and lift!

Lifting:
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One coat of thi hard-wax mascar, and your fab curly flutter's a go---courtesy of Anastasia herself! She is the grail of eyebrows among the Hollywood's elite. I loooooove her eyebrow pencils!

Volumizing:
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Don't let the bristles intimidate you, Dolls. Use just as you would as with any other mascara wand. This sassy upgrade has the same spherical brush to capture tiny lashes at the root, with the added benefit of a lash-lengthening formula!

Multi Task:

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I loooooove to use clear mascara on almost every photoshoot. It is perfect for keeping brows in place, for male models lashes, or for my super natural gals :)

Do I have you excited about mascaras? I hope so! E-mail me your personal favs!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Gorgeous Guy Alert!

Hello Fab Chicas! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer :) Wedding season is upon us, so I am not able to post as much as I would like. I do promise however, to make every post worth the wait, Dolls! :) I bring to you two, "Gorgeous Guy Alerts". I had the pleasure of working with two terrific Heyman Talent Models a couple weeks ago. I had a blast, and they look, GORGEOUS :)

Special thanks to Shannon Williams Photography. The baddest photog around :)
www.shannonwilliamsphotography.com


The first model I bring you is Jay Davis. Jay is such a ray-of-sunshine to work with. Very humble, and unaware of his handsomness :)
Ladies, can you believe an innocent face like this belongs to a boxer? Yes! He is :)

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For Jay, I chose to stick with light, and natural. I started off by professionally grooming his brows, a wonderful concealer stick by Bobbi Brown, Mac Select Sheer powder, and Burts Bees chapstick. It is my own personal belief that every guy should maintain a well groomed brow. It takes years off of him by, "opening the eye", and is very elegant.
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Our next model is Tony Banks. Tony is also a gem to work with. A true gentlemen, soft spoken, but hilarious. Even while I groomed his eyebrows, he stayed ever calm, and gentle :) Don't let those puppy dog eyes fool you. Tony is a Black Belt in Martial Arts!!!!!! I used the same products as mentioned above for Jay, but in the appropriate colors :)
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Again, thanks again to Shannon Williams for the fabulous pictures :) It is always a pleasure working with him!

Hope all is well everyone! I am off to prep for a modeling job for Wendys!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lethal Lips!

Hello dolls! With the fall season approaching, now is the time to get ready to work the darker lip! Don't worry! Everyone has a dark lip color that is chic, yet elegant for them. The trick is just finding what works :) Darker lips make your teeth appear whiter, and are a fabulous accessory.
Before we go into the hottest new burgundy's, wines, and reds, I must remind you all how important it is to start with a well moisturized lip. Darker lips can highlight every imperfection one has :)

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I personally love using basic sugar, and gently massaging the granules into my lips. I rinse, and pat dry. You can also take a tooth brush, and massage daily. Rubbing a face cloth across your lips while bathing, also works wonders.

For a major splurge, you can try Laura Gellers, 'Lip Strip'. At $16.00 a pop, it lasts about three months, and leaves your lip soft/supple.

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Next, you will want to apply a thin layer of pressed powder, concealer, or foundation to the lips. This gives your lipcolor something to adhere to :)

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Your next step will be to line your lips. You will want to choose a lip liner that compliments the lip color. It does not need to match perfectly. Ladies, please do follow your lip line exactly. Drawing a line outside of your lips is an instant way to "date" your look, and looks un-natural.

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Now, you are ready for that lip color! Below, you will find some of the best on the market :)

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Laura Gellers' creme couture lipstick in the shade, 'Bordeaux'. This matte formula is stocked with silicones for a soft, weightless finish. Even though this puppy is matte, not to worry! It is very conditioning!

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I love Givenchy Rouge Interdits' lipstick in, 'Flirting Brown'. This is sure to give you a "va-va-va-voom" pout.

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Loracs' lipstick in, 'Leading Lady' is so beautiful! Infused with antioxidants, this lipstick has a special SMS complex (Second Messenger Complex) that helps counteract the visible signs of aging! Yay!

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Isn't this gorgeous? It is Yves Saint Laurents' lip color in, 'Swirly'. This color-shine complex keeps lips visibly smoothed, plumped, and radiant----not to mention, drenched in a decadent display of color!

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Here we have Duwops' limited addition lip color in, 'Private Red'. Made with classic "mood lipstick" technology of the 70's, this formula adapts to your body to create the perfect red for you.

That is all for now lovely ladies :) Hopefully this gives you a great place to start! Below are images of women showcasing an array of reds. :)

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You see? Anyone can wear red! (Yep! That last pic is me! Photo courtesy of Shannon Williams Photography)

Gotta run! Beauty calls!