May all of your desires be fulfilled in the new year.Posted in Other | Tagged 2014, New Year | Leave a comment
Clear skin starts from within, and one of the best, cheapest and most effective ways to get there is to help your body flush out toxins by drink plenty of water. Increasing your fluid levels help to keep your brains fully functional and therefore better able to cope with stress, but it also replenishes water in the cells. Make sure you drink the recommended eight glasses of water a day, and drink more after exercise.Posted in Skin, Skincare | Tagged clear skin, how many, protect your skin, skin benifits, WA, water per day | Leave a comment
Lupita Nyong’o gives an award worthy performance in Steve McQeen’s “12 Years a Slave.” Nyong’o character Patsey steals every scene with both her natural beauty and exquisite pain.
Award season is upon us, as we continue to see more of Lupita Nyong’o I hope to continue to see more beautiful makeup choices. Nyong’o may have the most striking skin, the highest cheekbones and beautiful and dark eyes but her it’s her lips that are all the buzz. She is not afraid to use color whether it is a deep wine, citrus orange or candy pink Lupita Nyong’o ‘s lips are lustrous and we love it!
What color lips would you like to see Lupita Nyong’o wear?
The Hollywood Reporter‘s annual Beauty Issue is out! The 2013 issue is packed with top beauty picks and tips from the makeup artists who deliver the hottest looks to the brightest stars!Posted in Celeb, Covers and Mags, Make up | Tagged anne hathaway, artist, celebrity, glam squad, january jones, jessica alba, Olivia Wilde | Leave a comment
Remembering President John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his assassination.Posted in BEAUTY ICONS, Celeb | Tagged 50th, anniversary, JFK, John F Kennedy | Leave a comment
Women around the world want the secret to beautiful makeup. Want the secret to natural makeup and stand out lips? I am revealing the secret here!
Use a liquid foundation throughout your skin. Why a liquid? Skin is a living organ that will absorb the water content in a liquid foundation. Leaving the pigment in the foundation to cover your skin looking resulting in a even layer of foundation throughout your face. Apply a dime-sized drop liquid foundation to your skin with a brush or sponge for best results. Using the less is more approach will make it easier to achieve a sheer and natural application. Blend entirely through the face and neck, not leaving streaks throughout the skin. Covering these areas of the face will give you a smooth complexion and a great base for your additional makeup like blush or bronzer.
Don’t be intimidated by the color. Every woman can wear pink blush. Blush brightens the skin making your appearance more vivid, vibrant and youthful. Apply a delicate, pop of pink to the apples of your cheeks and go! It’s that easy.
When shopping for the right red, ask yourself 2 important questions. What is your preferred lipstick texture; Matte, glossy or creamy. What color pay-off do you desire; Bright and bold, soft stain or an opaque wash of color? If you’re a fair skin sista opt for a true red with a cherry pink to red undertone. Olive skin, try a blue based red that will stand out against your radiant complexion. Medium brown skin tones should try a lipstick with an orange value to it’s undertone, this shade will pop against beautiful brown skin. Deep chocolate skin tones should try a red with a deep pink saturation to its base tone.
Makeup tips are abundant here, stay tuned!Posted in Awards and Premiers, Brushes, Celeb, Cheek, Eye, Lips, Make up, Show Me!, Skin, Skincare | Leave a comment
Society has aligned beauty with youth, suggesting that one doesn’t exist without the other. Beauty exists in various forms. Beauty is ageless, timeless and beauty is confidence. From 60 to 42 these women have proven that beauty doesn’t carry an expiration date, it thrives through vitality.Posted in Awards and Premiers, Celeb | Tagged angela basset, black dress, black women, lynn whitfield, nia long, over 40, red carpet, tina knowles, Viola Davis | Leave a comment
Cleaning your makeup brushes is often overlooked but is a hugely important step in your makeup routine. Makeup brushes are a breeding ground for bacteria and dirt that can cause breakouts. Makeup tools can become contaminated, especially brushes used to apply concealer, eyeliner, lip color, and cream eye shadows or blush. Sponges, eyelash curlers and mascaras are also common breeding grounds for bacteria. According to dermatologists filthy makeup brushes can pose a risk of infectious agents like fungus (ringworm), parasites, and viruses too. Regularly cleaning and deep washing brushes makes them soft, easy to use, and makes them last.
How to keep brushes clean and sanitary:
Keep brushes clean by using brush cleansers between clients. Deep clean brushes with a mild shampoo. Squeeze a quarter-sized amount of shampoo into the palm of your hand. Sweep brushes back and forth through the shampoo. Rinse until water is clear. Shape brushes back into original brush form and lay flat to dry.
If you or your clients have an eye infection or a cold sore, you should wash all of your tools and throw away any cosmetics you used during that time!Posted in Feature, Show Me! | Tagged adesign, Bobbi Brown, claudioriaz, clean, how to, MAC cosmetics, makeup brushes, makeup forever, sanitize, tom ford beauty | Leave a comment
“If you can’t have fun, what else can you have?” – Lex SadlerPosted in Other | Leave a comment
One of my favorite works of art. I apply this to my life. Sometimes it’s best to smile and not let everyone know what you’re thinking, keep them guessing. Other times it’s not.
The Mona Lisa (La Gioconda or La Joconde) is a half-length portrait of a woman by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci, which has been acclaimed as the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world.
The painting, thought to be a portrait of Lisa Gherardini, the wife of Francesco del Giocondo, is in oil on a white Lombardy poplar panel, and is believed to have been painted between 1503 and 1506, although Leonardo may have continued working on it as late as 1517. It was acquired by King Francis I of France and is now the property of the French Republic, on permanent display at The Louvre museum in Paris since 1797. The ambiguity of the subject’s expression, which is frequently described as enigmatic, the monumentality of the composition, the subtle modeling of forms and the atmospheric illusionism were novel qualities that have contributed to the continuing fascination and study of the work.Posted in Other | Tagged La Gioconda or La Joconde, Mona Lisa, museum, Paris, The Louvre | Leave a comment