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March 2014

Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

What To Wear With Your Hair: Its A 10 Miracle Leave In Plus Keratin

March 27, 2014

Here’s a new favorite product that I will probably be using for all my color clients, It’s A 10 Miracle Leave in Plus Keratin. I’m not too sure how long ago this product came out with “Plus Keratin” but I love that it did… Why?? because Keratin is a natural protein found in your hair, and when we lose keratin, (from color, heat style or from environmental damage) our hair gets dry, unmanageable and just not fun anymore. So when we add keratin, our hair gets stronger, easier to style, and prettier.  That’s why I love that this leave in treatment adds some keratin back in your hair.

What’s to love: 

  • Increase styling & manageability
  • Perfect for all hair types
  • Replaces lost protein
  • Protects the natural keratin in hair
  • Protects against heat
  • Restores hydration balance
  • Detangles, defrizzes & adds shine
  • Strengthens hair structure
  • Seals cuticles for extra silky hair

Who’s it for: Everyone, especially chemically treated individuals

How to use it: After you wash your hair, towel dry and spray in.  Or on days you don’t wash your hair but your hair is feeling dry spray it in. So pretty much everyday

Check out more of this brand here: It’s a 10 HairCare

You can get it here: It’s a 10 Miracle Leave In Plus Keratin

For my clients hair makeover, I love to use this leave in. It gave her hair so much shine and was so soft. I love it!!It's a 10 Miracle Leave in Plus Keratin


xoxo Azelle


Spring Makeup Tutorial

March 25, 2014


Spring Makeup Tutorial


1. Apply white eyeliner all over your lid and blend it out with your finger, I set the white eyeliner with white eyeshadow. apply the light peach color from the d’antoinette palette from Lime Crime across your crease. 

2. On your lower part of your lid apply the light peach right next to the white shadow and follow it with the bright pink a aqua blue from the aquataenaia palette from Lime Crime.  

3. Follow your lower lash line with the same colors. 

4. Apply a liquid liner to your upper lash line and a khol pencil to your lower lash line. 

5. then finish up the look by apply demi wispies from Ardell Lashes. 


Ardell Demi Wispies



 Lime Crime D’Antoinette Palette


Lime Crime Aquataenia Palette



Final Look :)

you guys can purchase all the products from Naimies beauty store.

Have an amazing day make sure to keep checking back from more tutorials and makeup inspirations.

xo, Alana Dawn


Spring Time

March 24, 2014

So I finally have time to write down the details to this look. If you know me than you know I love the color purple! It’s been one of my favorites since I was in grade school and the best thing about this lavender is that it’s matte!!! I love everything matte right now!!


Step 1: to make to lavender look super bright apply white eye liner across the entire eyelid and waterline.and blend it out with your finger.

Step2: take the lavender color and pack it on, right on too of the white liner.

Step 3: take a natural soft brown and apply it to your crease.

Step 4: use vanilla pigment for your highlight right below your eyebrows.

Step 5: finish your look with Ardell Demi wispies for your lashes


For my skin I used Tarte cosmetics liquid foundation, powder and bronzer.

Lips are fearless lipstick and glass from Tarte Cosmetics.

Brows are soft brown and chocolate brown from Anastasia Beverly Hills pro palette.


Love you guys!! Enjoy the look check back tomorrow for another spring look.
-Alana Dawn


Warm tones vs Ash tones

March 11, 2014

Such a pleasure working with my client Jannie. She was so fun and I’m glad I got to know her as well as take care of her hair! Jannie is an amazing makeup artist, super driven, such a caring person and a wife and mother. When she came to me, she had long beautiful hair filled with warmer tones, old pieces of highlights. And she was ready for a change.

Her cut: She wanted to take up some length because she felt her hair was losing volume and fullness. So I took off a good 3-4 inches, added volume mainly in the back, not so much on her ends so it won’t be too thin.

Her color: well she wanted a change and showed me a picture I previously did with lots of blonde. So what’s the best thing I thought to do for a change? Cancel out the warmth, use more ash

Here’s the result. So beautiful!!



We love the result!!!

As I mentioned, she’s an amazing makeup artist and constantly educating her self with newest products and tools to beautify you!

For any questions, you can contact her here:
IG: jannieyoung
Text: 626.500.9450


Dark hair and Braids

March 10, 2014

My client has one solid color. No highlights, just simple shiny dark brown almost black hair color. And that’s how she wants her hair, simple and no maintenance whatsoever. For our appointment I take care of her retouch, do an all over gloss and cut an inch on the length (no layers whatsoever as well).

So instead of doing the basic blowdry style, or even adding some curls. I decided to braid her hair. Change it up. Braids are a great go to for a quick style and to add some dimension and texture in the hair.

Especially if you have dark hair it’s great to add some dimension to the color.
How beautiful is this style on her?



xoxo Azelle

Beauty Tips

How to blowdry your hair: Written tutorial

March 2, 2014

Here’s a written tutorial on how to blowdry your hair like you just got it done professionally. Well, close to it. No round brush necessary. Just a tweak in your routine to get that volumized look.

First, products are important. I like to start off with some volumizing sprays or mousse on the roots, on damp hair. Then, apply heat protectant in the ends. This will protect your hair from the blowdry and any hot tools you’ll be using after and adds moisture.

Now for your professional at home blowdry:
1) Start blowdrying your crown area. Lift your roots and dry your roots first. You can flip your head upside down or use a wide tooth brush or fingers to lift your roots and dry. Blow drying your roots first gives you that natural volume. Sometimes we tend to get the blowdryer and start drying the ends first, leaving the roots to dry flat.

Once your roots are completely dry…

2) Rough dry the rest of the hair. No particular way, you can section and clip away hair if you have thick hair.

By now you should have your whole head dry. So you have the option to start curling your hair or flat iron the ends.

At the end of the blowdry, use a lightweight shine spray to control fly aways and adds shine. Don’t forget your hairspray!