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June 2009

Beauty Tips

Aloe Vera…Face Lift.

June 30, 2009

Aloe Vera is soothing to the skin (especially when you have a sunburn), moisturizes the skin and can prevent hyperpigmentation.  Aloe contains polysaccharides, glyco proteins, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Aloe Vera can be used to temporary “tighten” your skin. So you would want to apply this right before you go out. 

All you would need to do is cut a piece of the aloe vera leaf, slice it open and apply the gel directly to your face, leave it on for about 10-15min and rinse off with cool water. 

BET Awards Makeup Trends

June 30, 2009

Keri Hilson had brown smokey eye shadow with black winged out liner and white eyeliner in her water line, bronzy cheeks and natural lips. She looked gorgeous. 

Ciara, her make up was very natural, very light shadow with no eyeliner making her lashes stand out, bronzy cheeks, and pale lips. 
Beyonce, I LOVE HER PERFORMANCE. She also had a bronzy look with very little eye makeup, kept it simple.
Alicia Keys, I loved her shadow it also was a smokey eye but her shadow winged out instead of just the eyeliner. 
DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Gold/Green Eyeshadow Combo

June 29, 2009

Okay so first off, I’ve been super busy the last week so I have not been able to post as much as I’ve wanted. but here are some photos of a color combo I love for the summer!

Base: Rubenisque (MAC)
1/2 Lower lid (inner corner): Goldmine (MAC)
1/2 Lower lid (outter corner): Olive Green Pigment (MAC)
Crease: texture
High Light: Motif

Again you dont have to use eye shadows from MAC you can use other shadows that are similar in color. NYX is more affordable and has great pigmentation. I use MAC colors b/c i love them but I have also worked there for years so I had the discount benefit :)


Is the Shag back?

June 29, 2009

Happy Monday! Well, this is what happens when I finally can gather myself together on my day off…I’m late on Kristen Stewart’s  (Twilight’s Bella) new hair cut?

She looked so feminine in her long, subtle layered hair .. This new cut shows her edgy, fun side. But I guess this new cut shows her personality more? I mean we tend to judge artists with how they look and what they wear. It looks cute when she pins it all up, like a pixie cut.
This is also a perfect example of a really shaggy, super layered hair cut slash almost a mullet. 
Beauty Tips

Quick Tip…

June 26, 2009

Metal Mouth, Train Tracks, Brace Face, Ironman etc… Anyone that has or has had braces know that it could get annoying to be called names. So if you do have braces all you need to do is take the focus away from your mouth and put them on to your eyes. 

   Play with eye shadows, try different colors, smokey eyes etc.. This will take the focus away from your mouth and you can avoid all the name calling. 
Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp

Behind The Scenes… with M.E.

June 24, 2009
Melody Ehsani…. such an inspiration to us women . Make-Up by Alana

Hair by Azelle, her creation, isn’t she good!

Azelle and I hard at work. 
Thank You Melody, Linus Shentu for photography, Nick and Ajax for filming, and Kev for helping with the interview. 
Stay tuned for final cut photos and video .
DIY, Hair/MakeUp

Say hello to EVA!

June 21, 2009

Hi! So pretty Eva came last friday for a color appointment. A red, but something “normal”.  And the result… 

Again reds are soo beautiful but be on top of the upkeep. Look back on my post titled ‘Redheads’
One of Eva’s concern was, “What about my eyebrows?” I recommended to not color it, bc the grow out can look gross especially if it is a bright color. And since she is one of the few who takes time to groom her brows I think it would be better just to try something temporary.
I suggest she try Show Off by MAC. It is a brow setter. ‘ Adds shine, style, grooming, overall wow! to the brows. A brush-on gel that grooms and slicks brows into shape without flaking or stiffening the brows. Available in several tinted shades or clear, it can be used on its own, or for a nice natural look stroke over Eye Brows. May also be used on lashes, sideburns, and chops – any facial hair.’ The color Show Off is a rich brown with a little hint of reddish tone.   

If you prefer shadow, try mixing Brownscript with Espresso (both MAC shadows). AlanaDawnLA recommends this!

$13.50  check it out on MAC

and say hello to EVA on her myspace!

Beauty Tips

Make-Up Brushes

June 19, 2009

(from left to right…227,224,217,214)

I got a request from EYECEE, Can you list your must have brushes, especially ones for eye makeup?

    First of all thank you for your request, we love hearing from everyone. I am going to be doing a little more research and ill be making a video of exactly what brushes are good for your eyes and face. 
    For now, my favorite brushes to use are MAC brushes they are such great quality, they are pricey but I think of them as an investment. If you use cheaper applications / sponges etc… you have to replace them often. I have had my brushes from MAC for at least 7 years, (they end up being cheaper in the long run) as long as you take care of them they work perfect.