Monday, December 31, 2012

Break out the Lashes for 2013

Miley Cyrus

2013 is going to be the year of the lash, so break out your furry, fluffy or barely there lash look to accentuate your eyes. If you are not a fan of the falsies you can create your own false eye lash look with your mascara.
One my of my  absolute favorites right now is Maybelline Falsies, I have to honestly say since using this product I have not missed wearing false lashes as it creates the right effect. All you have to do is start from the root of your lash and work your way up and keep reapplying for fullness and length. Keep in mind that this product is not water proof so I recommend that you apply a waterproof mascara to top it off after you are satisfied with the effect to seal in the product. I promise you , compliments will follow you as it looks really natural.



If you are into getting the most for your money, Maybelline Falsies is the way to go , note the curved tip which allows for the product to get as close to the root of your lash and helps to give your lashes a natural curl as you are applying it. Some mascara's tout that they are black but they end up  looking matte and dull, this is not the case with Maybelline Falsies as it is very black, no dullness just the right amount of sheen . Try it out and let me know what your experience has been with this product , I am sure it will make your favorites list.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Tyra Shares Her Summer Beauty Tips with us!


If you are having a bad hair day especially with this crazy heat here are some tips from Tyra which we can all take to the Bank... I will be trying this out.


"A bad, bad hair day, I slick my hair back. I put water on it first, a little oil, a little grease, a little vita-pointe, and then I do it in a twist, twirl it around with a million bobby pins, and then I get the little baby hairs around my edges and slick them down with some brown gel, or clear gel, and then I tie a scarf around it. Then, I get in the shower, put my make-up on, get dressed, and right when I’m about to walk out that door I pull it off, and it looks like that was done on purpose."


Tyra also suggestions using a wet wash cloth to set your makeup and to get rid of excess powder build up.


Summer heat can also make it harder to put your best face forward with sweat threatening to ruin your makeup. Banks says that if you wear foundation, make sure to powder it very well. "Then, before you leave the house, take a washcloth, wet it, ring it out real hard, and push that washcloth all around your face, and it kind-of absorbs all of the excess powder and it also sets your face really well," she says. "And then throughout the day, don’t keep putting powder on top of a greasy face. Take a tissue first and dab it all over your face, then powder yourself after."


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Friday, June 8, 2012

The "Brotox" Era Has Arrived for Men!


Giving your special guy a present is becoming less difficult as now you can add botox to the list that men are desiring these beauty treatments to keep up their image. We can now debate which of the two sex is more obsessed with youth.
 Men of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds are embracing the beauty industry — from noninvasive procedures to cosmetics and salon treatments — to maximize their prospects, in both the job market and the dating scene. 


“These days, when you’re in the business world, you have to look groomed,” said new Brotox and pedicure convert William Jordan, 49, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla. “I don’t have a friend who doesn’t do this right now.”


According to sources;


Beauty trend quite like image-conscious South Florida, where Plantation, Fla., dermatologist Dr. Richard Greene is seeing almost as many men for cosmetic procedures as women — unheard of just a few years ago. To keep up with demand, GBS The Beauty Store’s six South Florida salons have had to truck in four times the number of men’s grooming product lines in the past couple of years.


As Father's Day approaches you can add Botox to the list, I guess it is one more option women have, it helps to take the guess work out of things. 


Look out for more news as men are indulging into beauty treatments.


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Sharada's Daily Tips : Making Your Own Tinted Moisturizer!




Liquid Foundation + Moisturizer = Tinted Moisturizer!

 To make your own tinted moisturizer all you need is your liquid foundation, the Maybelline Fit Me 320 works great for me and your moisturizer. Just mix them together, a bit of foundation mixed into your foundation for a barely there coverage. After applying with your fingers you can dust on your powder and you are good to go.

Men in India Love this cream!

Step aside ladies , you are not the only one that wants to beautify yourself as the men in India have a favorite cream that they love to lather up with as the skin whitening trend is dominating the male sector of the cosmetic market. according to market reports the skin whitening creams used by men are emerging as key trend in the market.


A recent published report by the"India Cosmetics male Market - consumer Insights 2012 - by Kuick Research states that the consumption of the cosmetics products of Indian men has witnessed and upward trend due to shifting perceptions about the use of cosmetic products along with its feel good factor.

Even though the Indian male cosmetics is in its early infancy stages, men are willing to pay top dollar for their beauty products and this suggests that over time it will increase. So ladies we might have some competition at the counter.

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Are You Ready For The Battle Of The Lashes?


Xtreme Lashes has launched a national salon competition to culminate October 22nd at the Joint Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. If you are a salon owner all you have to do is send in your video entries  showing creativity and passion and the ability to withstand extreme challenges of the elimination round of the finale that will be held in LasVegas.

This what the competition represents:
The competition highlights the avant-garde spirit in the beauty industry, where the very best come face-to-face in a fierce showdown of exceptional talent. It will challenge salons to work as a team and present an innovative interpretation of a chosen theme, within a short amount of time, with no limit to creativity.

If you are a salon owner and want to get in on the action which will be a great promotional tool for your business as salon teams will be featured on LookTV. To be a part of this national challenge you must create a video explaining how your team can take “Xtreme” beauty to the next level. Salons must put together three of their best stylists as an official team. Entry videos must first be uploaded on YouTube, and the video link must be emailed to video@battleofthestrands.com.

If you see 2011 winner Kim Vo turn up at your salon start screaming because you made it into the final 10 headed for Vegas. Good luck!

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The Bored Housewife Who Became The Cosmetic Queen!


Shahnz Husain who hails from India was once a bored housewife who spotted a Gap in the beauty industry and has now has a global cosmetics empire.Husain presides over a private company selling more than 250 products in 60 countries and is feted as one of India's leading business gurus. 


If you are a budding entrepreneur her advice is:

"It's not what you want, but how much you want it," 

According to India Daily News Husain constructed her empire using a system of franchises that enabled her to ride the wave of ayurvedic treatments becoming fashionable around the world. Ayurveda, which originated in India, aims to restore balance in the mind and body through herbal therapy, diet and massage. Its lucrative commercialization is sometimes criticized by doctors in India, who believe it is a scientifically proven holistic approach to health.

Though Husain has her critics her business is in high demand as she has  products are now sold in some 150,000 stores in India and she has 300 salon franchises and 53 beauty schools, according to the company, which does not release sales figures.


So folks if you have a dream and you want it, "GO GET IT"

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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Beauty Trends: Are Bangs The New Accessory?

It seems the new thing this season are bangs, whether they are blunt, fringed or side swept, they are indeed the new accessory to adorn your face. I would dare to try it but I am not sure how my curly hair would conform when straightened. I think I will be skipping this one. But if you feel you can pull it off why not give it a go and throw a few highlights to up your fab factor. Ginnifer Goodwin is rocking the side swept look but with her cut she can go very classic with a Giget look. Jessica Beal who is about to tie the knot with Justin Timberlake decided to get with the fringe which gives her face more definition and draws our attention to her great smile.

After the break check how to cut your bangs with this smart tool.

If you Love the Kardashians you will Love Khroma Beauty!



It has just been announced that the Kardashians, Kim , Kourtney and Lam lam's wife Khloe will be launching their own makeup line. Am I surprised? No, I was wondering when they were going to take a piece of that pie as they are always made up. The Keeping Up With the Kardashian's beauties have teamed up with Boldface Licensing+Branding to create their first cosmetics range and are very excited by their latest business venture.


Kim, 31, gushed about their array of beauty products, on her official blog:


I’ve been waiting forever to be able to tell you guys and I finally can… my sisters and I are launching our own makeup line!! We’ve teamed up with Boldface Licensing+Branding to create Khroma Beauty, our line which will feature all kinds of makeup products, from eyelashes to compacts and everything in between! We will be launching a special holiday collection featuring eyelashes, mascaras and Kardazzle Compacts this winter and then the full line will launch next year!!


Makeup plays such a a huge role in all of our lives, whether we’re on camera, at a shoot glammed up or just keeping it natural day to day and it’s a dream come true to be able to create our own line of products to share with you guys. We can’t wait!!!! xo.”


I am looking forward to seeing what Khroma Beauty has in store for us!The E! stars will be releasing a special holiday assortment in Ulta stores this December, which will feature eyelashes, mascaras and Kardazzle Compacts. A larger array of products will launch in early 2013.

Beauty News - China to Approve Non - Animal testing!

China is in the news as they will be approving non - animal testing of cosmetics ingredients. This move by China was initiated by PETA's ( People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) US branch which  funded the scientists and  have successfully guided Chinese officials towards the recognition of  a first alternative method to animal testing.


According to sources:



 PETA  was concerned that despite many cosmetics companies have pledged to cease any animal testing, they were nevertheless required to perform such tests in order to market their products in China. PETA US thus awarded a grant to scientists at the Institute for In Vitro Sciences (IIVS) late last year, to meet Chinese officials and share their expertise and guidance.


Look out for more developments in the cosmetic industry as PETA seeks to bring awareness to the cruelty of animals .


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Sharada's Daily Tip: Argan Oil!





ARGAN OIL

I have been using this product for over 2 years (Thanks Katie!) and I used to be plagued with split ends. This product is just as good or even better then some of the well known brands and my hair loves it. Tried and tested I give this product 5 starts.








Beauty News: Fujitsu Phone App that can track Your Skin!

 Folks they have done it again, as smart phone maker Fujitsu is now in the beauty business as they have developed a phone app that can track the effects of the products you use on your skin. The app determines the effects of the products you use over time. To use the app you would place a color chart on your skin and the app will zero in on the color that your skin reflects once your picture is taken.


The best places to take the pictures are around your cheekbones, the nose, cheeks and the mouth. Fujitsu has hopes of partnering with skin care companies who would feature the app as a part of their line.


The Company states..


Fujitsu Laboratories has created a reference color chart that enables users to accurately measure the color of their skin using a smart phone,' says the company. 
When the photograph is taken, even if hair or a finger partially obscures the standard color pattern within the chart, the segmentation of each color can be accurately extracted,' says Fujitsu.


The product is currently still under going field testing and will be launched in Japan.


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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sharada's Daily Tips: How to Use Your Fan Brush!





FAN BRUSH

On the high end you can purchase your fan brush for example the Makeup Forever brand for over $40 bucks, they are very luxurious and feels great on against your skin. However, if you are on a budget or don't want to spend so much you can make a visit to  your local craft store and look for a brush that has a fan like shape, you can go synthetic if you are going to use it to apply mascara as the natural hair bristles will soak up the product and also it is difficult to keep its shape. For a fan brush to use with your bronzer  look for one that has goat hair or natural bristles.

Get Your Legs Ready for Summer!



Grace Jones proved during the Queen's Jubilee that she is the ultimate Queen of legs as she graced the stage in a corset number showing her toned and equally moisturized legs. You can bet your bottom dollar that Grace Jones is always bikini ready as her legs are always on point. So for those of us who need to get our legs ready for the waves here are some tips to help get our legs ready for the Summer. 


SUMMER LEGS TIP: MOISTURIZE
If you want beautiful legs, the key is to moisturize, moisturize, moisturize! Pick up a super-rich moisturizer that contains SPF 15 so your legs can benefit from some extra emollients. Moisturizer can reduce your chances of getting dry, itchy, and flaky skin and make skin look healthier when you go tanning. Make sure you moisturize your legs from top to bottom after a shower and right before hitting the beach for maximum benefits. Turn down for the night with one more application of moisturizer for some extra protection overnight.


Another great way to get your legs banging is to massage away the cellulite, you can do this with this great  Ginger scrub recipe that will get your legs ready.


Ginger scrub recipe



Ginger not only increases circulation and oxygen flow throughout the body, but it also has a warming effect on the skin.






Ingredients You Will Need
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons sea salt


Directions:
Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. These measurements should make enough scrub for your upper thighs, but if one batch won't cover the area or areas you want to tackle, double the amounts for a bigger batch. This formula goes on damp skin best so you may want to apply in the shower. Use your hands to to areas with cellulite, scrubbing in circular motions. Spend about 10 minutes massaging it into your thighs, butt or wherever you need help before rinsing with warm water.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Oscar De La Renta Gives us a Peek at Spring 2013!

Head Dress Trends!




For Spring 2013, you most certainly will have your pick of head wear if you are tying the knot. If you want to keep it  simple wear a jeweled tiara bandeau or if you love flowers why not wear it in your hair or go for if you are in the mood to make a  statement you can don a Spanish inspired look.Oscar De La Renta's 2013 projections are chic and flawless as the neutral makeup with a hint of color on the lips is all in tune with the elements of spring.


Think Baby Blue !


Blue is certainly taking over as the dominant theme blue from the antique statement earrings to the floral head dress. The classic french manicure took a back seat  as blue pastel will be the look for Spring and I can imagine you can rock any pastel nail color for your wedding and you will be in tune with the trend. Are you loving it?

Sharada's Daily Beauty Tips!



All you will need for this customized pencil in a pot is your favorite liner and an empty eye shadow pan and a sharpener. Start out by sharpening your liner and breaking off the fresh tip into the pan. Continue the process until it is all done. 


Stay tuned for more beauty tips from Sharada!

Sun Protection for 'Dem Babies'!


As it gets hotter we must not forget dem babies, they need to be protected from the sun's harmful rays even when it is cloudy. Here are some tips to keep in mind when it comes to your little ones.


Time your outing right.


A morning stroll or late afternoon playground visit is great, but lay low at midday (between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.) when the sun is strongest.
When you do go out, protect your baby's very delicate skin with lightweight, layered clothing, a hat, and a parasol or other sunshade for her stroller.
And don't forget that clouds, no matter how big, do little to block the harmful, radiating rays of the sun. Just because you can't see them, doesn't mean they aren't there — so keep your baby covered up.




Sunscreen smarts. 


Until a few years ago the American Academy of Pediatrics advised against the use of sunblock for babies under six months of age. The new guidelines say that sunscreen may be used on small areas of the body such as the face and the back of the hands if adequate clothing and shade are not available. Here, sun-savvy info:


Look for a product that has an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 15 that protects against both kinds of ultraviolet rays — UVA and UVB — and is waterproof or water-resistant if you plan to hit the pool, beach, or backyard sprinkler. Also, seek out a sunscreen free of PABA, an ingredient that's often irritating to babies' skin. There are many especially-for-baby products on the market so read labels and choose carefully.


Spread the sunscreen all over any exposed skin 15 to 30 minutes before you go outside. And don't skimp — in this case, more is definitely better. Pay special attention to the nose, lips, and ears, using zinc oxide or a sun stick designed especially for these extra-susceptible and sensitive parts of the body.

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Revive Your Tired Eyes Naturally with these Cool Tricks!

Tara Reid
I know growing up you have often heard that if you have dark or tired eyes from staying out late or maybe partying too hard using sliced cucumbers on your eyes will help. It is so true as cucumber which consists of mostly water when placed on the eye helps the hydrate the eye area and the fact that it is cold helps as well.


So if you are out of cucumbers one day you can try these other helpful tricks to revive your beautiful eyes.




Reach for the peas. Any bag of frozen food will do, but frozen baby peas have a way of fitting into the nooks and crannies around your eyes. Put a soft cloth around the plastic package to protect your skin from the frigid surface, then chill out for 5 to 15 minutes while the cold shrinks the swelling.


Make a milk bath. Milk is a natural soother if eyes are irritated as well as puffy. "Just don't use skim milk, since it doesn't contain fat, one of milk's most soothing components," says New York dermatologist Amy Wechsler, MD. Other ingredients in milk that calm swollen skin: protein, amino acids, lactic acid, and vitamins A and D. Pour milk into a bowl of ice so it gets really cold, saturate a clean washcloth, and apply to eyes for up to 15 minutes. Soak and reapply when the cloth loses its cool.

Enjoy!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Miranda Kerr's Unusual Lash Curling Tips!

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Miranda Kerr is on a mission to show us that there are other alternative ways to curl your lashes.I know some of us might be scared to use the lash curler because you are afraid a piece of your eye might come off as you squeeze. So for those of us who want to try a safer more approachable method before advancing to the might lash curler why not use a good old spoon. Check out the step by step instructions.





Lash Prep
1
Prepare your eyelashes with powder.This will help to  smooth out the texture of each individual lash, ensuring that your lashes won't stick together. The powder gives your lashes a fuller look.You can use either baby powder or conventional loose powder.


2
Apply mascara to your lashes. Mascara will help reinforce and sustain the curl you will create for your lashes, as well as give them a longer appearance. Apply an even layer over all of your top lashes. Make sure to brush through all of your lashes to separate them before you move on to the curling process.


Using the Spoon
3
 Hold the spoon with your right hand when curling the eyelashes on your right eye. Hold the handle of the spoon in the palm of your hand and make a fist with your pinky, ring and middle finger. Turn the inside of the spoon that you eat off of, toward you. Place your thumb on the curve of the bottom of the spoon and your pointer finger on the back of the spoon for support.


4
Curl your lashes. Try to curl them as soon after applying mascara as possible, before the mascara dries. Place the edge of the spoon where your thumb is placed, on top of your lashes. This will ensure that your mascara doesn't spread onto your eyelids. Now hold the underneath of your eyelashes with your thumb and firmly press them toward the edge of the spoon. Continue until you have perfected the curl you desire.


After the break Miranda shows us how to really do it.

Sharada's daily beauty Tip: Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder





Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder $8.95






Black Opal has always come out on top with quality products and their oil blocking powder is no different, you can get it in pressed or loosed powder form. The pressed powder is great to keep handy while on the go and you can keep a stash of the loose powder. When using the loose oil blocking powder just go light and tap it into the skin with your wedges. It will be a lifesaver this Summer keeping your makeup looking fresh and on point. Trust and believe!

It's Time to Get Patriotic with Your Nail Polish!




It's time to rock your country's flag and represent this Summer as the Olympics get ready to be kicked off. Who will you be rooting for? Why not express it on your nails, from the vibrant Jamaican colors of the land of wood and water to the American stars, you will be sure to be noticed. Even the royals are getting in on the trend for the Queen's Jubilee as princess Eugenie represented by wearing the British flag in honor of her Grandmother the Queen. 


After the break check out the Princess repping her British flag after the break..



Takai Launches Preservative Free Mascara



The organic movement is certainly taking over as now the Taiki Group, a manufacturer of makeup and skincare tools, dispensers and products, recently announced to have successfully eliminated preservatives from mascara formulas, while keeping the products free from microbial contamination. The issue of microbial contamination has been a major issue when it came to mascaras, because we know the serious risks of eye contamination. So with the introduction of Eco G+ we will have a mascara that provides preservative free protection. I guess the shelf life of this mascara will be short but it will be healthier. look out as Takai will be launching more products like lip glosses with no resin. Stay tuned.


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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Will You be Vajazzling Your Hair?

Amy Childs just announced the launch of her hair vajazzle line and she did it in grand style as she channeled pop icon Britney Spears at her premiere. Ms.Childs certainly got the vajazzling point across as she was studded from head to toe from her blonde wig to her nude flesh colored body suit. Amy modeled her own line which features a kit where you can add bling to your hair. people are sceptical about the product but I think it will be a hit as people just love to wear bling. Let's see if the Hair Vajazzle line will be a hot one for Summer. What will they think of next!


After the break check out how Amy Childs channeled Britney Spears at her product launch.
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Part 2 - Taking Care of Your Wig!

Nothing is worse than seeing someone rocking a dishevelled matted wig and you feel like you want to snatch it right off their head and give it a good washing... or maybe not. We know that with this intense heat we are going to sweat and that means we have to maintain the upkeep of our wigs so we are always looking ready to take on the world. So here are some helpful wig care tips to help you stay on track.


After wearing your wig and it starts to get a bit funky and the hair starts to look dull, you can revive the softness and to keep it looking fresh:
  • Brushing your wig with a wire brush
  • Use a half mixture of shampoo and water in a spray bottle (more water please). Then lightly spray\y your wig and allow the shampoo to penetrate the hair.
  • Leave it to dry and if it gets a bit stiff comb out the shampoo residue.
  • This interim cleaning will add a nice clean scent to your hair.
If you love it curly, check out this tutorial on how to roller set your wig after the break.

Sharada's Daily Beauty Tips!

Product Review : NYC City Proof Lip Gloss



Cut Your Morning Beauty Routine In Half With These Helpful Tips!



"The Doctors" show us how to effectively cut our morning routine in half, by nixing the unnecessary steps that we take. It's like downsizing but in a good way, so remember break out that baking soda it really works! 

The brush in the video really caught my attention, who wouldn't love a three in one brush? Meet the Goody Quickstyle Brush which has super abosrbent microfiber bristles that removes 30% of the water as you style. This is what the Goody Quickstyle Brush features.

PRODUCT FEATURES:
Absorbent microfiber bristles remove 30% of water for faster styling
Antimicrobial microfiber keeps the brush fresh
Side Vents for maximum air flow
Lightweight design to reduce hand fatigue while drying
Ergonomic handle is textured for extra grip

You can pick up this three in one brush for a little over $12.00 and guess what they have thethree in one comb... I wonder how those work,? If you find out let me know!

Just A Taste of High Fashion from Audi Fashion Festival!


This picture is just for some visual stimulation, notice the theme of the big hair while keeping the lashes uniformed. This is what it is all about going against the norm and pushing the boundaries of creativity. Loving it!




In keeping with the theme of big hair, we see a more wearable look on the left with edgy eyes and on the right we see a model sporting what is reminiscent of a birds nest. At a show like this anything goes, but a theme is kept in mind to keep some uniformity. 


photo credit:zimbio


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sharada's Daily Beauty Tip!



Hi folks I will be doing a series of videos,showing quick tips for your beauty fix. If you have any topics you want me to cover just place it in the comments and I will be sure to make a video addressing the topic.


For this tip all you will need is baking soda and water, this acts like a form of microdermabrasion as it exfoliates the skin leaving it silky smooth. It will help to improve your acne and black heads. let me know if you see any improvements.

Take a Peek at What's Under Katy Perry's Makeup!

This is the image we are used to seeing, fully dressed and made up, whether she is sporting green or purple hair,Katy always has on her war paint ready for the paparazzi. However on the Ellen show Katy in promoting her new movie "A Part of Me we get to see Katy before she hits the stage in all her naturalness. It is quite refreshing as Katy reveals we get to see her looking bloated and sporting a pimple or two. 


See what the real Katy Perry looks like after the break...

The Trends Spotted at the Glamour Awards!

PINK LIPS

Ellie Golding (left) and Rochelle Wiseman were spotted at the Glamour Awards sporting pink toned lips. This is a great illustration how pink can be worn by everyone, you can go bright and glossy like Ellie or muted and matte as worn by Rochelle. Would you rock the pink lips? It certainly would brighten your face.




BRIGHT RED LIPS




Vanessa White (left)and Una Healy opted for that glamorous look at me bold red lip and as you can see it works whether you are wearing a little black dress or you decide like Una to go red on red. Take note of how defined their lips are especially Una's lips as she has a somewhat of a cupids bow to create definition. Are you feeling it?


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Spot Concealing Tips You Need to See.



Meet 19 year old Cassandra Bankson who suffers from Acne, she created a you tube video to show people how she covers her acne, hoping to help others out there. As a result of her sharing something so sensitive and being so good at covering up her blemishes she has become an overnight sensation drawing in over 7.6 million views on you tube. I felt that video was very helpful as she showed how she achieved a flawless coverage. So I hope this will help those of you who have skin issues like Cassandra.




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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Celebrity Hat Trends for Summer!

A great  way to protect your skin from the blazing sun is to wear a fashionable fedora. From Nicole Richie to Tia Mowry- Hardict, they are all wearing this trend. You can wear it with a cool Summer maxi dress or take it up a notch with a suede look for a more dressier outing. it really works, why not kill two birds with one stone, looking hip while protecting your skin. Are you loving it?


After the break find out which hat will work for your face shape.

Adding a Pop of Color With Your Accessories!



Jessica Alba has been spotted on a few occasions sporting lime green shades which brightens her face. There are days when you are not in the mood to wear much makeup but you still want to look bright and fresh. Why not run to your local dollar store and I am sure you can pick up a pair of colorful glasses that can be worked in to give your look a little edge on those down days. If you want to push it a step further you can add more color with a light scarf.




If you not in the mood to wear glasses why not opt for a bright punchy cardigan or an even colorful vest. Let's not forget you can get in on the trend of the colorful jeans that can make a statement. Choose from the variety of hot pinks to turquoise I am sure you can find a color you love.

Selecting The Right Ponytail for You.



Nobody can wear a ponytail quite like Kim Kardashian she is the queen of the tails, whether long or short, edgy or classy she knows how to seamlessly rock the pony. I am sure some of you have a few tails hanging in your closet and there are others who want to rock it but are not sure how to attach it so it appears as natural as possible. So if you want to have options and be able to rock some long hair let's get to it.


Tips for selecting the right ponytail for your hair.
  • When making your selection try and get one that closely resembles your real hair color for seamless blending.
  • Decide you want to go with a synthetic grade or human hair pony based off what you are planning to do with it. If you intend to put heat on your hair it's best to go natural.
  • If you want to create dimension and add volume to your hair, select a ponytail with highlights.
  • If your hair is fine or lacks body, a curly style ponytail extension can add the volume you desire. 
  • If you have wavy hair that is unruly or naturally thick, choose a ponytail hair piece with a slight wave to complement your hair's natural waviness.
After the break learn how to attach your ponytail after your purchase. 

It's Really Okay to Go Without Makeup!




Ali Larter (Heroes Star)
It's really alright  to give your face a makeup break, it gives your skin time to breathe and renew itself. You will notice that when you take a makeup break your next makeup application looks even fresher. Sometimes it is good to change it up a bit, if you are scared about going completely bare, wear a tinted moisturizer which will give you just enough coverage. Personally I try to incorporate makeup free days as much as possible, as showing skin is a good thing. If you have been noticing alot of celebs have been going against the norm and putting pictures of themselves out there wearing no makeup. Back in the day, that was unheard of as celebs were just picture perfect. I guess this is a way for the celebs to identify with their fans showing them that they are regular people who have off days.
So go ahead and have a makeup break

DIY: Get in on the Dip Dye Trend!



If you have been watching The Kardashian's or even my favorite Khloe and Lamar you would have noticed Khloe's new hair color which is called dip dye. Dip Dye is where the hair starts out dark and ends up light towards the ends. It is a gorgeous look which I know will be hot look for the Summer as "A" Lister's like Drew Barrymore have been seen sporting the Dip Dye trend. I guess it is the Tied Dye version for the hair. Are you loving it?


If you are ready to get in on the Dip Dye trend check out this helpful video which gives you options.

Monday, May 28, 2012

How to make a face mask using essential oils!




Essential oils act as transporters to carry therapeutic benefits to the skin layers They also help improve the skin's condition by stimulating circulation. A great way to utilize your essential oil on the skin is by adding ti to distilled water. By itself the essential oil can be pretty potent and so if you have sensitive skin this is the way to go.
Start out by  putting 5 to 10 drops of the essential oil into 4 oz. of distilled water, place it in a spray bottle and use as needed. Essential oils may also be added to your lotions or moisturizers. However, because the oils are volatile, you cannot make up the preparation in advance. Pour some lotion into your hand; add 3 drops of oil and apply to your skin.


A great way to incorporate your essential oils is to use it in your mask. after the break find out how.



Make Your Own Honey Mask!


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Sunday, May 27, 2012

Get Ready for Summer with Wavy Beach Hair.



There are a variety of ways you can get that wavy beach hair for that great Summer Party. You can either start out with freshly washed hair then apply mousse which helps with getting your curls defined. to further enhance the waviness you can part your hair in four sections and then twist them in a bun and secure them with bobby pins. This is great to do the night before as it gives the hair to dry out a bit and set.

This informative video will get your hair beach ready after the break.


Erase Sun Spots With This Space Drink!




Would you be brave enough to consume a beverage that has been developed by Nasa scientists which claim to erase sun damage? I would try it... This photo taken shows that the drink known as AS10 ( very scientific) has proven to rejuvenate sun damaged skin. So i am sure that this very expensive beverage will be flying off the shelves as sun goddesses will be gulping it up.


According to sources the visa photographs reveal the condition of the skin below the surface by utilizing different measures of  light exposure – were taken of 180 participants at the start of the trial, and again after four months of drinking two shots of AS10 a day. By the end UV spots were reduced by 30 per cent and wrinkles by 17 per cent. That is a big reduction.





AS10 was designed as a nutritional supplement for astronauts contains a blend of fruits . If you want to indulge in this fountain of youth get ready to cough up £30 per 750ml bottle, the cost was just under £300 over the four months. 


If you decide to try it let me know if it works!

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Perfect Your Foundation Stippling Technique!



This is a great  video which will help you  fine tune your stippling technique for a flawless foundation finish.

Nail Polish Trends: Getting the Moon in Your Manicure































If you love to be on top of the latest nail polish trends you know that the half moon is all the rage this season. They come in gold and blue , black and grey whatever color you can dream up you can get it done by your nail technician. If you want to be able to create your own nail moon on your own, even just for a bit of experiment you can with these easy steps. It's always great to be able to know that you can do it yourself... right?


After the break follow these steps to create your own signature moon!

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Part 1- Taking Care of Your Favorite Wigs.

                                 Credit: Melissa Ford Instagram
A good wig especially one made with human hair is certainly not cheap and as a result one has to know how to maintain and care for such high end accessories as i call it. If you are a wig lover and I am sure there are lots of you out there who have massive collections it is important that you know ho w to take care of your investments. Here are some tips to help preserve the life of your wig and to keep you looking fly when you step out.


Invest in a good wire brush,this will keep the tangles out without pulling the hair out of your wig.Losing hair is a big no no, what's the point of that anyway. Do not over brush your wig, you can use your fingers to pull at the wig gently to help with detangling.


A great way to store your wig when you are not using it is on a wig head or styrofoam wig stand. It helps to keep the shape of the wig and overall it's better than throwing it down in a bag or drawer where it can get tangled. On this stand you can keep it perfectly styled and ready to go. Leeping it covered with a wig nest is also great to preserve the styling and it helps to tame the stray hairs.

Stay tuned for part two of how to wash and maintain your wig.



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