Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Infamous and most deadly! (Demo Included)

Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler!

I say most deadly in the title because if you are not careful, you can pull out all of your lashes in one gripping motion! That would not be a good look...

In case you have missed the buzz, I am here to fill you in on the news. Every Fab Glam Girl should own an eyelash curler. Let me make this clear not just any lash curler, but the one and only, forever imitated but never duplicated Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler!

Not even Revlon's Eyelash Curler can stand up to this dynamic tool! As one of my friends states, "It grips, holds the lashes tightly, and gives a curl taking your lashes to a new level!"

Curling your lashes everyday will not only make your eyes appear bigger and brighter, it will also make your lashes appear longer and even healthier.

Even women who already have great lashes will benefit from curling your lashes.

Using an eyelash curler is easy. You simply grip your lashes as close to the lash line as possible and squeeze firmly. You repeat these same steps in the middle and end of the lashes.

Then you apply your desired mascara.

Check out this awesome anniversary sale at Nordstorms

shu uemura 'Essentials' Set (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Be chic with shu uemura's highly acclaimed must-have items! Set includes the bestselling Eyelash Curler that delivers the perfect curl; full-size Mascara (a lightweight, waterproof gel mascara that keeps lashes perfectly curled all day); and High-Performance Cleansing Oil (1.7 oz.), which cleanses and removes makeup while maintaining the skin's integral balance and ridding skin of impurities in one easy step.
A $56 value.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Show me whatcha working wit!

To embrace the celebrity that lives within you, I always tell my clients to accentuate your best feature.

My favorite is the eyes, because I can decorate them with any shade of eyeshadow and pull it off. When it comes to magnifying your best feature, the rule of thumb is to always do it gracefully but captivating to say the least!

It can be something as simple as a very nice blush, to an eye catching Lip Color.

I always encourage my clients not to be afraid to step outside the status quo of makeup. Push the limits and try something different.

Makeup has no limits and or boundaries; it allows you to use your face as a canvas. The fun thing is anytime you mess up, you can always wash it off and start over!

Stay tuned for my 5min glam session! coming soon!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Oily Skin

Over productive sebaceous glands are responsible for oily skin. The good news is this skin type is generally slower to show fine lines, wrinkles and discoloration. The downside can be more frequent breakouts, large pores and a greasy appearance.

I suggest a cleanser that will help to reduce some of the oil production and clean out your pores.
I like to use Mary Kay 3 in 1 cleanser for oily skin because it Cleanse, Tones, and Scrubs, leaving my skin not too dry but rather smooth to touch. www.marykay.com/glamlane $18.00

Using a clay mask 2 to 3 times a week may also help with sebum production.
Dr. Brandt Poreless Purifying Mask $40.00 Absorbs oil, draws out impurities and tightens enlarged pores to clear blackheads and breakouts.

There is also a myth that people with oily skin do not need to use a moisturizer. This is not the case. Everyone needs moisture, you just have to make sure you choose the correct kind. A mattifying lotion with SPF is great for oily skin. Any product line that will not clog your pores is exactly what a person with oily skin needs.

For more detailed information about oily skin check out this article.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008


We all suffer from breakouts and there are several different factors that can cause a breakout.

If you have a breakout around the mouth area it can be contributed to a hormonal factor. IE: If you have changed Birth Control or if you are going through Menopause.

If you have a breakout around your cheek area near your ears or on your chin, that can be contributed to your phone usage. Not cleaning your cell phone, house phone, or any phone you talk on can cause zits to appear. I know for myself these are my most common breakouts.

Another cause of breakouts is not exfoliating your skin properly. You should exfoliate your face at least 2 to 3 times a week. Exfoliation is the removal of the oldest dead skin cells that cling to the skin's outermost surface. When done correctly, exfoliation leaves the skin smoother and fresher looking. It also makes penetration easier for products like serums that nourish the skin.

When dealing with sensitive acne prone skin you want to use a mild exfoliate. You would benefit more from a chemical exfoliate rather then a manual one.

Manual exfoliation is when you physically remove the dead skin cells
Chemical exfoliation is when one of the ingredients in the product you are using chemically dissolves the old skin cells, without any additional effort required from you.

A manual exfoliate tends to irritate a breakout and spread the bacteria causing more breakouts. A chemical exfoliate for sensitive skin that I would recommend Murad Exfoliating Acne Treatment Gel Sephora $53.00

Product Recommendation: Philosophy The Microdelivery Exfoliating Wash/Sephora $25.00 (Designed to effectively cleanse the skin while providing resurfacing benefits. Gentle enough to use daily, this unique formula is sulfate-free and formulated with ingredients designed to replenish and protect the skin with topical antioxidants as it helps condition the skin and retain its moisture level.)

It is also important to keep your hands out of your face. Your hands come in contact with all kinds of nasty, greasy, oily stuff throughout your day that you don't even realize. Touching your hands to your face transfers all that dirt, grease, and oil from your fingers to your face. Yes, not touching your face will help your complexion.

If you are a person that are prone to breakouts it is best to use a face wash that contains salicylic acid. This active ingredient will not only help with present breakouts, but it will help to prevent future breakouts from occurring.

For those of you who suffer from the old so fateful ZIT that comes when Aunt Flow (your cycle) comes to town, it's best try to catch it before it surfaces. I like to use Neutrongena Spot Treatment. I can usually feel where it is going to surface and I just apply it there, and the next morning the ZIT is ZAPPED!

Product Recommendation: Neutrogena On-the-Spot Treatment/Walgreens $6.99

Skin that is prone to breakouts should invest in a skin care regimen catered specially to the needs of Acne Skin. Staying consistent and mindful of your breakout when you have acne can have renown benefits for future breakouts.

IE: Proactiv http://www.proactiv.com/index.php?acnt=GTP0000S&s_kwcid=TC-5339-180088931012-S-18776901512

If you find that your breakout persist or get worse seek treatment from a professional.

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