Fashion/Hair/Makeup: Do’s and Don’ts of Mascara

Fashion/Hair/Makeup: Do’s and Don’ts of Mascara

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How long has your mascara been in your makeup bag?  Are you washing off all your makeup at night?  Are you wanting your eyes to pop more? Explore the do’s and don’ts of mascara and great tips on improving your lashes!

DO’S:

1.Do use a primer. Using a primer will help to condition your eye lashes and helps when you remove the mascara later. It is important to remember that your eye lashes are hair too, so just as you condition your hair everyday, you must treat your luvly lashes with the same respect!

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2.Do use a costume eye makeup remover. Your eyes  must be kept clean, and often times our eyes are sensitive to elements in our environment, and products that we use on them. It’s important to get educated about your eye sensitivities and use what works best for the health of your eyes. Make sure all the eye make up and mascara are 100% removed. You should not still see any of the makeup on the cotton ball, or pad, when you are done cleansing. Keeping your eyes clean, will help your eye lashes to be in great condition. There have been studies done on women who do not wash there eye make up off at all or properly, and the results show that there are small micro-bacterias that form on your eyes. Yes, that’s right, bugs! Gross! So let’s avoid the bugs in the eyes and make sure you wash all your eye makeup off each day.

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3.Do replace your mascara and the eye lash conditioner every three months. The tub that the both products come in is dark and moist, therefore, after a certain amount of time, with use, the chances of increase bacteria in your mascara and conditioner tubs has increased. It’s important to remember to replace both products, every three months, to avoid eye contamination.

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DON’TS

1.Do not tug the eye area. The skin surrounding your eye area is very delicate. In fact, you could compare it to tissue paper. This is why you will see so many eye creams, and serums out there to help condition the under eye and lip area. That skin does not produce oil, there fore, it more likely to wrinkle. So make sure you never tug on your eye area.

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2.Do not share eye makeup. When you use mascara and eye makeup, you are introducing your own bacteria to it. You’re body is able to handle this bacteria, because it is your own. However when you introduce new bacteria into it, your chances for eye infections increase dramatically. Never, never share your eye makeup!

  3.Do not let your make up bag get dirty Make sure that every so often, you go through your makeup bag, and clean your mascara, primer, eyelash curlier and eye lash separater and really all of your makeup. Take a clorax wipe and wipe everything down, let it dry, make sure that your make up bag is clean and place back. It should take you no longer than 5 minutes. Makeup is likely something you wear everyday on your skin and eyes, therefore, the bacteria increases and could cause you to break out or have an eye infection. The point is to not go crazy on this, but to just keep it clean.

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Great Mascara Tips to beautiful Lashes

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1. Items you must have: mascara, primer, eye lash curlier, eye lash seperater.

2. Make sure that you first prime the eye lashes.

3. Apply a tiny amount of mascara on the tips of the lashes.

4. Let it all dry. (It should take a min.)

5. Curl your eye lashes. Count to 10 and repeat, a couple times.

6. Place a little more mascara on your lashes and use the separater.

7. Let dry and repeat with the curler.

8. Final application of mascara and you are done. You will find that your eye  lashes stay perfect all day long!

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Interior Design: Mirror Mirror on the wall…

Interior Design: Mirror Mirror on the wall…

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So which ones the prettiest of them all for your space? Mirrors are the most perfect element to bring into a tiny space to make it big, and the finest to bring in to a large space to make it grand. Which mirror suits your space? Remember mirrors can be art work or they can be a bendable element to increase the visual look of your space, or of course both.

Make your tiny space bigger

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The fact that you can see the rest of the room in the mirror is what makes your eye think this space is larger than it really is.

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I love this vintage, window mirror. This really helps to break up the space and help the viewer thin the room is bigger.

small room miorrs

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This particular mirror gives the immediate illusion that the room extends much further then it really does. I love a good optical illusion!

Large space Grand

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This simple, elegant styled room is paired perfectly with this grand, brown framed mirror.

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I love how this mirror appears to be a doorway to another room, thus making this space grander.

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How pretty, is this style, color and design of this mirror. You are able to see the table setting twice, which allows for the eye to automatically be illusion-ed that the space is bigger.

Artwork

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This colorful, eclectic, oval mirror is a unique piece of artwork and defiantly a great focal point to the space.

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I love the antique, gold finish and inter-kit design this mirror has. It blends in with the room theme, but is defiantly an eye catcher and piece of art work.

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This is defiantly the focal point of this space.

Weddings: To veil or not to veil?

Weddings: To veil or not to veil?

Are you a “veil” bride or would you prefer another option?

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If you are a veil bride, you either love the drama of it all, or are a traditionalist. If you do love the drama aspect, it’s likely you would choose a cathedral, embellished veil. However, if your love for the veil falls under the traditionalist umbrella, then you would likely find a more simple, shorter veil. Drama-queen or traditionalist, they are very beautiful and your photographer will be able to do a lot with it in photos.

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Vintage, lace detail, long, full cathedral length.

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Vintage, lace and crystal beading.

Traditionalist

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Simple, elegant, just past the waist in length, no additional beading.

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Short, simple, elegant.

Another option?

There are so many choices if you decide against a veil. Think outside the box, and remember you can be drama-queen or traditionalist in these options!

Bird-Cage veil/handpiece

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Beautiful roses, placed on one side, with a large scale veil gently over the face. Sweet and elegant.

Dramatic bird-cage veil

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Dramatic, large scale veil, with beautiful white feathers.

Vintage Head-wrap

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If you are doing an up do, this vintage, lace, head wrap is the perfect touch.

Diamond head band

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The details on this piece is beautiful! Crystals, beading, and feathers, love love love it! Perfect for an outdoor, beach wedding.

Sheer head wrap

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This is so unique! I love how it acts as both veil and head band. It’s beautiful sheer, chiffon flows into a lovely rose.

Vintage, head piece

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This beautiful, vintage, head piece is covered in lace and crystals and diamonds.

Drama, flower power

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This is not only drama and fabulous, but it is hot this 2013 year! I love this!

Hats off

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Why not wear a hat? I love the style and color of the hat and how it matches the entire bridal concept here.

Fashion/Hair/Makeup: Vests are back for Summer 2013

Fashion/Hair/Makeup: Vests are back for Summer 2013

Vests are the new hot trend this Summer 2013 Season! From denim to  india-inspired embroidery!

What vest will you wear best this season?

Denim & Lace

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I love this light denim washed vest with cream, lace placed at the shoulders only. Perfect for summer! Wear it with a dress or wear it with skinny jeans and platform cork wedges!

India-inspired Design

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How cute is this! So simple, yet so detailed! You can wear this with gold, detailed earnings and gold bangles.

White Denim

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This is perfect to wear with a high-low, chiffon skirt, tank and gladiator sandles.

Interior Design:Curtains

Interior Design:Curtains

Curtains can be the focal point of your space or a way for the windows to speak for themselves. Let’s explore a few options for your space today!

Black and White Stripes

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I love these curtains! The designer use two separate patterns in a small and large scale in this room. The large scaled black and white stripe curtains are a perfect addition to the black and white theme. You’re eye automatically goes from bright, red lamp and blanket to bold black and white striped curtains. The curtains serve as the second focal point of this space. I just love utilizing both large and small scaled patterns to create a design concept for a space!

Curtains can be Art

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This designer used a unique neutral and sheer curtain to cascade from the ceiling to act as both a divider and art for the space. I love this look! Perfect if you would place curtains like this through out the entire space…it would be perfect for entertaining. You could have sections for your guests and would create a more intimate environment!

Ascent Piece

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So shades of purple are the ascent colors in this room. White walls, with beautiful pops of purple shades for acent pieces. The room as a shell is very monochromatic, but with the perfect touch of purple shades and different patterns coming from the curtains it is the perfect purple room!

Weddings: Wedding Entertainment

Weddings: Wedding Entertainment

Weddings are a beautiful and very personal occasion. So why not make the entertainment something grand and personal to you and your groom?

Three ways to entertain your guests:

1.) Cartoon and Movie Characters.

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Find costumes inyours and the grooms favorite cartoon and or movie characters and have the groomsmen and or wedding party surprise everyone in them. Have the DJ play along with it and have a fun video and or music involved. There is no reason  that weddings have to be stuffy and boring. Live it up and have fun, but make sure it’s in your own way. If you, as the bride would want to surprise your hubby to be on this, I promise he will love it and thank you for years!

2.) Dancers

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I think it’s so beautiful to have wedding themed appropriate dancers as guests arrive to the reception. According to David Tutera , Famous Wedding planner/Entrepreneur, he has had many different themed dancers to fit the theme of his bride’s wedding theme. If you are doing a winter wonderland theme, have the dancers dress up in all white, with extravagant, wintery outfits. If you are doing a Gothic themed wedding, have a collection of skeletons, and gofy monster dancers.  What if you want a Gipsy-Themed wedding, have a few belly dancers come. No matter what your theme, you can find a fun dancer or two to help move the crowd into your theme.

3.) Multipurpose Dj.

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There are Dj’s out there that can not only work a crowd with other famous artist music, but also, dress to impression those famous artist as well. At a recent wedding, I attended, I found the DJ, was able to not only manipulate his voice to fit many old and new artists, but also do impressions in voice , costume, and dance. He was amazing and the crowd was so into it!

Fashion/Hair/Makeup: What’s in your mom’s closet?

Fashion/Hair/Makeup:What’s in your mom’s closet?

Help bring out the 2013 Fashionista in your mom for this Mom’s Day! Maybe you’re mom’s style is not in style anymore, don’t give up, glam her up with this year’s looks!

Look #1:Outerwear

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Metallic Coat, paired with contrasting colored scarf. Conservative, yet very stylish!

Look#2: Casual/Dressy

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Flower prints , vibrant colors and the mixture of patterns are all the rage this 2013 Spring/Summer season. And these looks are perfect for mom!

Look#3:Dressy and Fabulous!

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I love this collection by charlie brown! A simple color palette, but so vibrant and dynamic in style and texture! I love the animal print bracelets and large scaled grey dress with the bracelets! Perfect for mom to dress fresh in glam!