COLOR YOUR WORLD!

Back in Florida and it is time for me to chat beauty and lifestyle on The Chat on NBC12. Today my TV segment is all about color and ways to color your world too!  If spring has not arrived yet for you…explore these wonderful colorful finds!

OPI has a new nail collection of infinite shine nail polishes named the Fiji Collection. With peaceful and festive fun colors like Living on the Bula-vard and Polly Want a Lacquer…these rainbow hues will make your manicure last up to 11 days. You don’t have to go to Fiji you simply have to own this collection of gorgeous shades inspired by Fiji’s sun,sand and water.

www.opi.com

Cotton Candy liners by Absolute New York has a fun new collection of milky pastel hues that will delight and highlight the eyes.What  playful pops of pastels! www.absnewyork.com

Want to learn more about Color? And what they say about  YOU?  Jaclyn Peresetsky’s book called Discover the Power of Your Colors is a must have for your book collection.http://www.jaclynp.com

The Bagel Store in Brooklyn,New York makes THE original bagel that broke the internet!

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Bagel artist Scott Rossillo has created the most color filled and delicious bagels I have ever seen. TODAY I am featuring a rainbow hue.He uses the same old fashioned techniques and wonderful ingredients used in bagel making for years. They offer a variety of awesome bagels and so much more.

Cotton candy flavored bagels? Yes, please!

Cream cheese with your bagel. Oh don’t even think of plain! A yummy artsy cream cheese they have created looks like sprinkles on a cupcake and it is called FUNFETTI and spreads like cream,tastes fabulous and looks dreamy.

If you’re craving a NYC style bagel and want to brighten your breakfast or snack world….you too can taste and get them.They ship bagels to your door. But I must mention there is a waiting list …so get on it darlings! I AM IN LOVE with this company and yummy bagel.

http://www.thebagelstore.com

754 Metropolitan Ave. Brooklyn, New York 718-782-5856

*They also do catering and make the perfect gift!

Color brightens our world and makes us feel energized and fabulous!

Get some happy shipped to your door with any of the above color filled editions.

 

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When in doubt…throw it out Darlings!

BLOG Thorw it Out 1-2017.JPGAs the new year rings in… and things have calmed a bit think about your beauty and skin care products not just eating better and losing weight!

And now is the hard part. Smell them, shake them and see which you may have to part with.Yes, actually throw out and start fresh! Bad beauty isn’t very pretty and surely not healthy.

As a professional makeup artist I see ALL kinds of cosmetic bags.But some of my clients collections of makeup and their makeup bags frighten me!

  • Her bottle of foundation has turned green along with the beige hue.
  • Another clients  lipsticks had a horrific scent and didn’t glide on like silk.
  • Their eyeliners are so chopped up and the wood base is ready to rip out her cornea anytime.I know this was from not sharpening with the correct pencil sharpener.
  • Another clients nail polishes are turning yellow and green…it makes me want to scream!
  • The blush has such an oil build up on it I could fry french fries on the powder blush from her facial oil.
  • The skin care smells rancid and her sunscreen shakes very watery as it has lost its magic.

The truth is you can’t keep skincare,makeup,nail polish and more forever!!!

I know you love that fave’ shade they discontinued years ago but you’ve got to say goodbye to it. For the sake of your complexion and your health…this is a must.So, now with the  weekend here…perhaps you have some time my dear to play a game I call Let’s Throw It Out!

Restart your beauty game or your face and health won’t look the same.

Perfecting that perfect Liner & Lip!

Shadow Shields Liner tip

Even as a professional makeup artist I have trouble creating that perfect liquid eyeliner and pretty in place pout sometimes.

Those of you who are challenged you know this problem too. In all my travels for my work in beauty and play  I see many women and girls who go way overboard with eyeliner or the line is out-of-place  like a mountain view the liner is up and down. I also see this at cafes,the airport or out & about ladies applying their  lipstick on their lips and they then rub their lips together at the airport,in cafes and out and about.They are TRYING…but that is not what you are supposed to do.

IF you want a rescue to both these problems…Give Shadow Shields a test drive they are like a beauty bib for your boo boo’s and little makeup messes!

Super cool…

If you have breast cancer…or any cancer

OPI New Image PASSIONHere are some tips to make you feel a little better and to look beautiful. I hope you enjoy them and will use them.

Your skin will go through many changes. Take time for a quick shopping trip to update your beauty regime.Use a skin care regime that is more hydrating.Chemo and other treatments will make your skin drier.

Even if you are not a lipstick,lip gloss or lip balm girl …you will definitely NEED something on your lips to keep them moisturized. Be READY for kissing and look better too.

There is NOTHING like a little color on your face.
Some days you may not feel like it and must simply stay in bed but the times you feel up to it… It can be as simple as 1,2,3.
You don’t have to use foundation. Use a tinted moisturizer.Perk up your eyes with a little eyeshadow or eyeliner.Add some blush to your face. Forehead,cheeks and chin.If you want the feel of mascara…use CLEAR mascara.

TREAT YOURSELF to something like a luscious pink nail polish like OPI’s MOD FOR YOU!

Use an organic/vegan body lotion or hand cream that makes you feel pretty,smells YUMMY and makes you feel good.If you are not into much fragrance at this time use a fragrance free one or even olive oil or coconut oil will do the trick.

Oh the many moods and ways your body will change.If you are always HOT. I have been hot flashing since I was 5 years old. I am almost always HOT. Try HOT GIRLS PEARLS to keep your body cooler.These beautiful gems around your neck or on your wrists will feel cool and refreshing. So cool I even wear them to the beach for a stroll to keep cool.
Visit their website for more information.www.hotgirlspearls.com

Cancer is a sneaky disease and a club I too did not want to join. I did not want to be invited.PLEASE do yourself and your family a favor.Get a skin care exam for a check up all of your body for skin cancer (starting as a teenager)

Get a mammogram if you are of age or your doctor recommended.Preventative maintence makes you prettier and live longer.
Just a reminder MEN get breast cancer too.Remind him to go for a check-up!

If you’d like to see more tips like these and me in action check out the video go to http://www.firstcoastnews.com click on THE CHAT

Eventually you gotta say goodybe to your beauty booty!

NB8J8503Now’s the time to take better care of you and your health too.The start of spring or a new year does not mean thinking about losing weight and eating right. Yes, they count however it is also a time to start fresh with your beauty products, makeup brushes and manscaping supplies. Like milk, fruits and other foods your beauty has a shelf life. Once opened, kept too long or stored in a steamy bathroom or car they need to be replaced.

Give yourself a few hours in the morning when you are fresh or a few in the afternoon. Spread out your things on a portable table and evaluate. How long ago did I buy this? When was the last time I used it? Did I ever use it? Does it smell funky or has it gone bad. Did you know once opened even if you have not used it much the air and sunlight affects your product and can change its effectiveness.
Once skin care products hit the light, they lose their super powers. That is why you see so many brands use amber, dark blue or opaque packaging.

Once you have got the old or used products lined up that you do not use anymore…I like to play a game called let’s throw it out. Have a garbage can ready.

Here is my professional guide on how long you should keep your products:
Skin care: A year or more.
Tooth Brush: Throw out every three months at least.
Hair Brush: Once a year.
Sonic Face Cleansing Brush or Toothbrush head: Throw out every three to six months.
Eye cream: A year or more.
Retin-A: Less than a year.
Foundation: Liquid lasts a year or more. Cream a year or two. Powder base lasts the longest.
Lipstick: Two years or more
Lip-gloss or lip balm: lasts approximately a year or two.
Blush: Powder blush lasts approximately 2 years or more & cream blush lasts a year or less.
Lip and eyeliners, brow liners: I find good quality pencils last longer than you think. They can last years.
Liquid or gel eyeliners: Liquid lasts years and gel will only last a year. Less IF you do not close the lid properly. Gel liners dry out fast!
Eye shadow: Powder lasts years unlike crams which last a year or less.
Mascara: A healthy rule is 3 months or more.
Loose powder: Can last years.
Shampoo: A couple of years.
Conditioner: A couple of years.
Nail Polish: A year or more if it does not come out right on the nail when you use it will need to be thrown out.
Perfume OR After-shave: Once opened or closed it does expire. A year or a bit more.
Makeup Brushes or makeup sponges; need your attention too. Replace your sponges often so germs do not build up. A sign they are getting old is when they fray and start to fall apart. If your makeup brushes start fall apart and hairs start to fall out in small or large clumps it is definitely time to think about replacing them. If the hairs separate from the silver ferrule this part and cut your face. throw it out.Not all your makeup brushes just the ones that are not working well when you apply and blend your makeup or falling apart.

When in doubt…if it smells strange, gets rancid or changes color and or doesn’t move and apply like it used to…throw it out.

Once Opened Beauty Expiration Kit is a cool kit that you can mark your products purchase date with a water-resistant label and pen. It comes in a cute kit that lets you know how long you had that product.

Use up what you have and LOVE, throw out what you are NOT using. Do not pass USED makeup on to your daughter, friends’ mom or family. You will spread bacteria and they may even give them a skin or eye infection. While I love saving money it is not worth handing down…just throw the products out.

Do not allow your products to clutter your bathroom or house and get in your way.Deleting and updating these will keep your skin, eyes, face, lips and body healthy.
Guys too this includes you too!

Start spring right and with fresh beauty and a good and healthy habit. It will make a world of difference!

Doesn’t she look …delicious?

Sorry I have been up to my lips with life and my business and not had a chance to post. Being me is exhausting. I have so much to say since my last post on beauty finds from the NYC International Beauty Show. I promise I will post more.

Here is a peek inside of what I have been up to.

This photo shoot was LOTS of fun! The model was just perfect for what the client wanted and photographed wonderfully. Sometimes photo shoots are a challenge. At times the model is all about her and not about your needs. This shoot it was all about the client and our model Kelli was very willing and open to the makeup artist(me).

I wanted a look for her that was SWEET and approachable via the eye!

Doesn’t she look DELICIOUS? I