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Lip Swatch: Ombre Duo NYX

February 6, 2016

Love these Ombre duos by NYX! One end is dark that compliments the opposite lighter end.

This one is Nutmeg and Ginger Ombre

Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

Quick Braided Bun Tutorial

February 5, 2016
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Here’s a quick change to our normal “effortless” bun…The Braided Bun, works best with long hair!

  1. I sprayed Paul Mitchell Dry Wax on my ends for some texture with a little shine and oil
  2. Tie hair up, I like it pretty high so you can see the bun/braid
  3. Do a three strand braid
  4. When you get to the end of your braid, pull the sides of the braid to fatten it up, have a bigger braided bun
  5. Wrap it around your pony
  6. Bobby pin in place and lightly pull the braided bun

Done!

 

 

Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

Side Braid Hairstyle

February 2, 2016

Played around with some braids, didn’t know what to do with my hair so braided it and rolled it to a super easy side updo.

With all the hair to one side, I did a simple 3 strand braid.

Hold the end of the braid

Start pulling the sides of the braid to fatten and add texture.

Roll the braid up by your hair and pin.

Done!

Hair/MakeUp, Step by Step

Dutch Braid to Side Fishtail

February 1, 2016

Had so much fun this past weekend with my client, getting her ready for a big wedding! She loves braids and so I created this style for her. With the help of pictures for inspiration and extensions! 

Step by Step:

  1. I blowdryed her hair smooth using Bumble and Bumble Thickening spray for some texture 
  2. Curled her hair with a 1 1/4″ iron while adding her extensions. 
  3. Started in the front and did a Dutch braid to the side of the fish tail
  4. Then incorporated all her hair to that side and continued to a fishtail 

 
We are so in love with it!! 

Hair/MakeUp, Reviews

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

Influence: Where's Your "heart"?

Makeup Monday- Influence: Where’s Your Heart?

April 6, 2015

Hey Guys!

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So today’s post is going to be a little bit different. We wanted to feature other artists who we are influenced by.  Its no secret that I just recently got Certified as a Makeup Artist. The Course was so much fun and I was seriously so blessed to have instructor that I did. Dominique (@Dominiqueldr  on instagram) is part of a group called Batalash. As an Instructor, Dom will push you to constantly strive for better. When I say Push, I Mean PUSH! Lol. She will make you start over and over until you get it right. I absolutely hated this at first, it was so frustrating. As weeks went by and I started to see my progress,  I grew a deep appreciation for her critique.

As An artist Dominique pushes the boundaries of what people perceive  as “Pretty.” Her passion for the art of makeup radiates in all of her work. If i could describe her work in 3 words it would be: Flawless, Edgy and Alluring. Here is some of her work:

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We Asked Dom Some questions about herself and below is her questionnaire. I hope you take a minute to check her out, she’s a truly talented artist.

 

How/when did you get started? I have always had a passion for art – a passion that was supported by my parents who always encouraged me to use my talents. I have since played around with different media, makeup being the latest.

 

What was that aha moment that made you realize this is you? I was the most reluctant to open an Instagram account, but as soon as I did, the feedback was positive and so many doors have opened. That was my affirmation.

Top 3 Must Haves for your Kit?
MUFE Flash Palette, Cozzette and Sigma brushes, Cinema Secrets brush cleaner.

What’s In Your Purse?
In my purse: my wallet, keys, a day planner, two notebooks, The Alchemist, perfume, a banana, an orange, a bag of trail mix, sunglasses, a mirror, headphones, three kinds of mints, Labello, Tylenol, eye drops, MAC Honey Love, and Gerard Cosmetics Shimmer of Hope.

Whats your unique style in Hair/Makeup: My hair changes colors all the time – I just can’t stick to one color for long. What is unique about it is that and probably the fact that I can’t often be bothered to do much with it. I just wash it and let it chill. My makeup varies depending on my mood and time limit. I go from crazy and colorful to toned down and neutral to naked faced. I do tend to reach for the most color (read: acid green)

Beauty tip: Whatever your style, rock it with confidence. Makeup is expression and we are all still learning. Book: the Bible.

Advice for newbies in your industry Perfect :practice produces progress. Do not use others as your measurement of success.

Songs On Playlist/on rotation

Million- Allen Stone

Resolution – Matt Corby

Change Going to Come – Josh Schott

Beautiful – India.Arie

Thank you Dominique for taking the time to be apart of today’s post!

 Hope you liked it beauties!

Love,

Karissa Sig

Beauty Tips, Hair/MakeUp

Makeup Monday- Sad Girl Glossy Lips

March 30, 2015

Hello Beauties!

Here is a quick tutorial on how to do a dark glossy lip. The reason why I did a gloss over this dark color was because this formulation from Anastasia BH is a bit too drying on my lip. I added the gloss over and I really just loved it. You can of course, go with out the gloss and keep it matte.

Products Used:
NYX Lip Liner in Plum”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick in “Sad Girl”
Urban Decay Lipgloss in “Love Junkie

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Hope You like it!

#LadyArtLooks #LAMakeupMonday

Love,

Karissa Sig