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Product Review: Kenra Platinum Revive Treatment

February 1, 2016

  
  

Best hair treatment ever!…. Well, right now it’s my favorite! 

I have to share this new hair treatment by Kenra,  Revive Treatment Strengthening Masque. Since I’ve received it, thank you Kenra!, I’ve been using it on all my major haircolor makeovers and have noticed the difference as soon as I rinse out the product from my clients hair. 

What is it? It is a concentrated conditioner that targets damaged hair while it saturates the hair with moisture and shine

How to use: after shampooing, use in replace of a normal conditioner and leave in hair for minimum 5 minutes. Then rinse. 

What’s to love? Your hair will feel so soft and healthy

Cost: it’s about $23.00

If you’ve tried it let us know what you think and comment below xoxo

Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

How to get large waves

October 21, 2015

Just want to share my new favorite crimper! I have super stick straight hair and love having body and movement. I have always wanted the Shakira curls, or the crimped look, but not permanent! I found this large crimper that gives me the deep waves I have always wanted! It’s by Hot Tools, a well known beauty brand with lots of beauty tools.

Here’s a quick video of the deep waves:

and you can get it here:

Hot Tools Ceramic Tourmaline Deep Waver Styling Iron

How to get big waves

 

  1. on dry hair spray heat protectant, I use Kenra Professionals Heat Protectant
  2. Bring all your hair to each side, left ear and right ear.
  3. Section hair, use clip, this allows you to be able to curl all your hair without missing any. Sometimes if I don’t section my hair, i’ll have straight strands I miss.
  4. After completely curling everything, run your fingers through and loosen!

 

 

 

Azelle Santa Ana

Reviews

Soft Touch Permanent Makeup Review

November 25, 2014

unnamedWhat is Soft Touch Permanent Makeup? It’s probably the best permanent eyebrow service ever offered!! lol Just saying since I got it done and am so in love with the result so I want to share with you all my experience.

I recently discovered an artist, Sharon Vu Watari, that offers this service. Been stalking her Instagram @spabymode and every new picture she posted reassured my decision to have her service.

So what exactly is Soft Touch Permanent Makeup?

It’s a makeup tattoo service that will last up to 3-5 years depending on one’s skin type, lifestyle and body chemistry. A maintenance is recommended every year or so to maintain color and shape. The technique Sharon uses is proprietary, but she can say it is heavily based on shading techniques that can be best described as ombre. These techniques are derived from her art background where she was able to excel in pencil drawings. Sharon is truly an artist in her craft!

The Process: I did a consultation first and highly recommend that before you book your appointment. You get to meet your artist and get introduced to the whole process. In the consultation Sharon doesn’t do your eyebrows then, she just checks out what you have and recommends what she thinks. Then on the day of, she’ll take pictures of how you normally do your eyebrows if you did do them yourself, and pictures of your eyebrows without makeup.

The part where she starts sketching in your new eyebrows, she is constantly  making sure your posture is upright and even. When she’s done sketching, she gives you some time to check if you like what she did. If there are any concerns or changes just let her know! I was taking a million selfies to make sure I loved my new brows. After you’re happy with her work, she mixes color thats best for you.  Then starts her ombre shading technique on your eyebrows. I went straight through without any breaks. The tattooing was very tolerable and was very worth the minor discomfort. The whole service from sketching the eyebrows temporarily to tattooing them on was a little less than 2 hours for me.

At first the eyebrows will appear thick and dark, within a day or two it’ll lighten up and thin out to look more natural.

So happy with the result!!

 

Spa By Mode- Sharon Vu Watari

(714)775-7478

9876 Bolsa Ave.
Westminster, CA 92683

facebook.com/spabymode

instagram.com/spabymode

xoxo Azelle

Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

What To Wear With Your Hair: Kenra Dry Texture Spray

May 14, 2014

What to wear with your hair: kenra dry texturizing spray

 

It’s a happy mix of dry shampoo and spray wax. I love both individually, so together this stuff is my new best friend.

What’s to love: medium hold, adds texture, increases fullness up to 278%, absorbs oils

How to use: on dry hair, spray on roots before teasing, or all throughout from roots to ends

Who’s it for: anyone that wants crazy amount of texture, for creating updos, perfect for beach waves style

Thank you Kenra for this new product!!! www.Kenra.com

xoxo Azelle

 

Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

Tartes Precision Longwear Liquid Liner

April 16, 2014

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I was so excited to try this eyeliner!!! I love me some winged eyeliner! but,

sometimes it takes so much work to do, I only have few minutes  to

get the job done! I normally use an angle brush and MAC black track gel liner,

which is great but time consuming. With one swipe, this eyeliner is super dark and easy to handle.

So easy to have a steady hand with this liner. Very happy to add this to my everyday collection.

What I LOVE about Tarte is all their products are so pure and formulated WITHOUT

 parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, and gluten.

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Above is the eye shadow collection from Tarte Cosmetics.

This is what I used to get the  look below, super soft beach look.

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1. i used the gold shimmer on my lower half of my lid.

2. then used the soft matte brown across my crease.

3. The matte white for my brow high light.

4. the dark brown shimmer below my lower lash line.

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Then to finish the look I used Salon Perfects Demi Wispies for my Lashes.

and Anastasia Beverly Hills chocolate duo powder from her pro palette on my brows.

Hope you enjoyed this look. See you in the next post.

xo,

Alana Dawn

Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

What To Wear With Your Hair: Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13

April 16, 2014

I started playing around with Kenra Perfect Medium Spray 13. Kenra has different hairsprays, with different numbers, which represents the hold factor. 13 is the perfect medium spray. I’ve been using it a lot on wedding trials and photoshoots, because it allows me to change up the styles without combing through hard hairspray and no flakes. So it is perfect! I’ll use it before styling to give a little hold and after the style for a medium hold.

What’s to Love: It’s the perfect medium spray! no flakes, no crunchy hard to comb hairstyles, versatile

Who’s it for: Anyone wanting a moveable hold and will be changing hairstyles, hairstylists working on set, weddings, film and in salon,

How do you use it: on dry hair before curling/flat ironing or after on a finished style

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Find out more on their website: Kenra Perfect Medium Hairspray 13

 

xoxo Azelle

Beauty Tips, Reviews

Miracle Cream For Everyone Embryollise Lait-Creme Concentre

April 6, 2014

Soooooo I  recently found out about this cream by an amazing Makeup artist, Loli. I was intrigued why it’s labeled as a miracle cream, so I went ahead and got it. For my experience on myself, it seemed a little heavy, but then again my skin is on the combination/oily side so I am very particular with creams.  Since I thought it was a little heavy, I decided to use it as night cream.  Woke up the following day and my skin felt and looked refreshed.  Then, I also researched that it is a great primer for makeup, so I went ahead and gave it a try before my foundation. Was a little skeptical just because of fearing it would be too much for my oily skin, and my experience was I love it!!!

Who’s It for: ALL skintypes  yay!

What’s to love: 3 in 1- Primer, moisturizer, and makeup remover, quality ingredients, emollient oil and combination of natural active ingredients: Shea butter, beeswax, aloe vera and soy proteins. Also paraben-free

How do you use it: at night, before makeup, and to remove makeup

Where to get it: Embryollise Lait-Creme Concentre

Loli, makeup artist, Review: “Ohhhh dang!!! Yup you’re gonna be addicted ahhahah.. It hydrates on contact without leaving any residue! and as a fellow makeup artist you know that most moisturizers mess with the integrity of any foundation when applied before hand! But Embryollise is like a miracle cream for any texture and type of skin! It’s like chapstick for your face. Ohhh and it naturally brings the Ph levels back to normal. Boom!” -Loli, www.MakeupCity.net

xoxo Azelle

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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

Beauty Tips, Reviews

What To Wear With Your a Hair: Wool Shake by Redken

February 22, 2014

What’s to love? Gives hair a beachy textured result. If you don’t mind feeling products in your hair you’ll love this stuff. It’s giver volume to fine hair and style to super pin straight hair.

Who’s it for? Fine hair, wavy hair, straight hair….. Anyone really that wants the above results

How to use it Shake well! It’s a gel like consistency, a little heavy.
For fine hair, you can spray on the roots on damp hair and blow dry buoy will definitely get result and feel the texture right away. Another way to use it is spray directly on your hands and run it through or scrunch it in your hair, especially for wavy hair.
Fit pin straight hair, spray on damp/dry hair, mid shaft to ends and watch the texture form.

Check it out here…Redken Wool Shake

Xoxo, Azelle

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Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

Physician Formula BB Cream Review

January 16, 2014

PHYSICIANS FORMULA BB CREAM

REVIEW

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So I purchased this a few months ago. I actually did a review on it already. But at that point I never tried

Physicians Formula BB Cream  Pressed Powder. BTW the photo above is unedited so you can see the true coverage of the BB cream.

Yesterday I decided to try something new.

I wanted to review a product that was inexpensive and easy to purchase. So I picked these items.

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This is said to be the ALL in ONE  “Miracle Cream”

Now if you are looking for a natural Dewy finish then this is the product for you.

First I applied the “all in one” BB cream all over my face. I purchase the Medium/Deep color but wish I got the

Light/Medium now because its not summer and my skin tone is 4 shades lighter.

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I set the BB cream with this BB pressed powder and it really gave my skin a nice finish.

It looked flawless! something I was not expecting. I expected it to look chalky for some reason. But this product

laid on my skin so nicely it looked so natural.

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So then I tried this bronzer. I love how it has SPF 20 on it, but does it really work that way?

I need to look into more research about this, because that is AMAZING!

I really liked the color of it right when I applied it but I noticed as the

hours flew by the bronzer started to fade away. But the good thing is…. I do know that they have

another bronzer  >here<  that works wonders. This is how they explain it on their site…

“Revolutionary Italian technology combines the best features of powder, baked and cream bronzers for the most stunning bronze glow. Delivers a skin-perfecting finish unlike any other bronzer, we had to call it “Deluxe”!

After using it several time I will have to agree that it melts into your skin giving you a natural glow! :)

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BTW they sell the Beauty Balm Makeup Kit that has all the products I just described in one package which is a little cheaper.

check out Physicians Formula >here<

Sincerely, 

-Alana Dawn