Happy National Lash Day!

Celebrating false eyelashes and lash extensions all day. You know I love sharing beauty secrets or new trends with you…

This is a beauty and skincare must have!

Lash Savers… A silky protective mask for your lash extensions or if you wear your faux eyelashes to bed. Worth looking into http://www.lashsavers.com

They can also be used as a sleeping 😴 mask too.

Lashes for Days!
Lash Lifts or False Eyelashes

Do you know how National Lash Day even started?

House of Lashes created this holiday to bring attention to this part of a persons face. so glad they did. I love ❤️ celebrating all kinds of holidays especially when it comes to beauty!

Day 28 of MY Beauty Secrets

As you know you shouldn’t go to sleep with a full face of the days makeup on!

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I see there are some girls and women who are wearing a full face of makeup under that face mask. You wonder how I see their faces? It is usually BEFORE they put their mask on in the parking lot. Or I see the eyes, forehead or sides of the face around the face mask.

But there are also many of you are turning only to eyeliner,eye shadow, mascara or just false eyelashes on…you need to make sure you remove ALL of that nightly. Don’t get so lazy that your skin will suffer or worse yet you get an eye infection.

So, two things you must remember to do for eyes.

False eyelashes need to be removed nightly.

Place eye makeup remover onto your lashes for six seconds or more and then remove by pressing gently and wiping it all off. I prefer using cotton rounds. Repeat the same for eye makeup. Don’t tug or pull on your lids and lashes. Please!

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Also be careful to alternate between basic mascara and waterproof mascaras. Over time your waterproof mascara will destroy your lashes and maybe even a loss of lashes.

Remember your eyelashes need a bath too! There are a few new products on the market to do just that safely and without destroying your lashes.

As a professional make-up artist I have seen it all through the years. Be gentle. Eyes need to be treated well and with lots of TLC love. They give you eyesight daily. Treasure them. Protect those eyes and eyelashes.

Day 25 of MY Beauty Secrets

Do you use eye lash curlers?

I so love to use them too! They are my lash BFF. But do you ever really clean them? Do you? I professionally recommend you do.

Here’s why:

1. Bacteria is growing all over it! You don’t need an unwanted eye 👁 infection.

2. The rubber head strips get filled with mascara gunk!

4. Eventually your Eyelash Curler will need replacing. But in the meantime please remember to replace the rubber band strip inside. It doesn’t last forever!

5. If your lash curler isn’t curling like it used to and mascara isn’t looking the way it used to. Throw it out. Buy a new one.

Wash 🧼 your eyelash curler regularly!

A simple recipe:

Soap and warm water 💦 with a sprinkle of tea tree oil in clean water at the end. Rinse. Towel dry. Allow it to dry on a paper towel overnight.

Clean and disinfected and ready to … CURL!

Day 23 of MY Beauty Secrets

As a professional Make-Up Artist I use products and things in different ways. I love being a creative and thinking outside the box,circle and square.

Lashes

When it comes to mascara and the beauty photo shoot or the client calls for a natural not caked on mascara look… I use a Tinted Grooming Brow Gel on the lashes instead of a true mascara. It adds thickness and color. But the lashes look totally natural.

Another product I like to use is a CLEAR Brow gel on the lashes and not just the brows. Colorless and natural my clients love ❤️ both the looks.

Great Lash

I to this day have always loved the mascara called Great Lash in that hot pink and lime green tube. My sister bought me my first tube!while cleaning and organizing during this pandemic I discovered a booklet with the history of it and how it all began. I thought you’d like to read about the backstory.

How it all began was in 1915. Tom Lyle Williams watched in fascination as his sister performed what she called the “secret of the harem” mixing petroleum jelly with coal dust and ash from a burnt cork and applying it to her lashes and brows.

Mabel’s simple beauty trick ignited Tom Lyle’s imagination and he started what one day become a billion dollar business. He named it Maybelline (Mabel + Vaseline),after his sister.

1916

The original Maybelline  girl was modest and shy,captivating and public with her long,luxurious dark lashes.

1917

Maybelline launches the first mascara sold for everyday use,Maybelline Lash Beautifier,a cake mascara available by mail order.

1920’s

The promise in early advertising was simple yet powerful: “Fine Makeup,Sensibly Priced”

1930’s -40’s

 By this time, the modest shy Maybelline Girl has become more confident, with heavily made up eyes and a Marcel Wave.

Maybelline cost only .10 cent as a cake mascara is introduced in drugstores in 1932.

Maybelline becomes the first cosmetic company to advertise on the radio.

1950’s

Maybelline becomes the first cosmetic company to advertise on national television and use celebrity spokesmodels, including actress Rita Hayworth.

1960’s

Maybelline

Launches its first mass-marketed packaged as we know it today,with the brush inside the tube.

1971

Maybelline launches Great Lash mascara.

 

1971-2008

Over the next two decades the iconic pink and green tube is modernized. One great lash is sold every 1.7 seconds!!!

 

In the 1980’s advertising including the now famous tag line.

” Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s Maybelline.”

2009

Maybelline launches Great Lash BIG Lash Mascara.

 

2011

Maybelline Great Lash New York … celebrated its 40th Birthday!

Looking good until today.

The story goes on with a fresh young addition to the Great Lash collection… Lots of Lashes and an ever evolving mascara brush.

I love the backstory of this brand as I embrace this mascara in hand.

By the way…

Professional makeup artists stock it in their makeup kit including me.

 

Can this really …Disinfect my MAKEUP?

Yes… it can! Keep reading below.

You know how dirty our beauty supplies can get! Our makeup brushes need cleaning and disinfecting and now even more so. Alcohol,brush cleaner and soap and water 💦 Are great but aren’t enough.

AND who knew we could disinfect our eye shadows, lipsticks, blushers,foundation at all???

It is called SterileLight Illumicide. It is a disinfecting case. Dermatologist tested and recommended. A QUICK disinfectant. It kills 99.9 % bacteria in just minutes.

What does SterileLight disinfect for you?

Makeup 💄

Mascara wands

Lipsticks 💋

Lip liners

Eyeliners

Makeup palettes 🎨 and kits

Compacts

Blushers

Powder compacts

Hair brushes

Hair combs

Hair clippers

Razors

Scissors ✂️

Tweezers

Gemstone 💎 face and body rollers like the iconic Jade Facial roller.

Lash extensions

Makeup Brushes

Makeup Sponges

It even DRIES your makeup brushes after you wash them and fast. NOT over night.

Easy to operate. Easy operation panel with LED countdown.

I couldn’t believe my eyes and neither could my beauty team.

I want to show my clients how clean we are and their health is most important when it comes to applying makeup 💄 on them doing a makeup lesson or face care. This unit is so amazing it’s not only wonderful for my beauty business it is awesome for my home.

I will never clean and DRY my brushes without SterileLight by my side either.

Sharing is caring

I am not the companies sales rep. I’m not selling you but I am telling you this is fabulous for our industry and for home use as well.

Check out their website for ALL the information.

http://www.sterilelight.com

Visit my Instragram page to see more photos on my personal experience disinfecting and MORE!

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I was supposed to be on TV 📺 here in sunny Florida this past Friday but they had to cancel my much needed beauty report introducing this due to the Pandemic we are going through. But I simply couldn’t wait to share it with you!

 

Las Vegas IS always fabulous!

Been so busy since I came back from Las Vegas I finally had a moment to tell you about my beauty filled and foodie trip. I got to go with my sweetie so that’s always good. It wasn’t as hot this year as it usally is in the 100 degree and more mark. I never get tired of Las Vegas and go a few times a year.

I guest spoke at the International Esthetics Cosmetics and Spa Conference.

My class went well and I love the eager to learn audience of makeup artists,estheticans,plastic surgeons and Boss Babes.IMG_5302

I enjoyed and sat in on some other classes TO LEARN too but my fave part of any beauty conference is always  discovering what is on the show floor! Shopped til I dropped. I discovered a few new brands and tools I will share with you in the next few blog posts too.

Healthier Looking SKIN is still in! And so are all kinds of beauty devices and facial tools for anti-aging but they are sold to beauty professionals in the spa or plastic surgeons and dermatologists offices. Where they need to be. I think sometimes these at home machines and pro devices are best used by the PROFESSIONAL. Putting the wrong device in the consumers hands can harm you especially if you don’t know what you are doing.

💄 Makeup is sparkling with all things glam and glitter.

woman sleeping

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Lash and hair extensions reign supreme.

woman looking down

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Nails 💅are so colorful and blinged out with crystals and some are in varying shapes including very pointy.

close up photography of a woman in black nail polish holding a mug

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I enjoyed my usual foodie spots for food away from the strip where the locals like to go. And at the top of that food list is the infamous In & Out Burger and animal fries too!

I stayed on an extra day to RELAX  and to join Las Vegas Now’s  host Courtney Perna again. So happy to join her again as she’s always fun to work with and quite a show host… loaded with personality! This time my segment was  Asian Beauty Secrets Revealed. Having just been to Korea and China I had a few unique things to share with their TV viewers. The best part of the segment was rolling an Asian Skin Smoothing and Relaxing face roller with her for fun on Boomerang.IMG_5450

This cool little tool is still on a roll in China and now the USA. Using it is so cool and refreshing and the beauty benefits surely beats a face lift… any day!

Asian Royalty used it for centuries now it has made it to main stream from China. Great for those of you who love all things anti-aging. Revs up circulation and they do so much.

Have you ever seen unusual fruit at an Asian market and wondered what they are?

Dragon fruit and Durian are delightful to eat or add in a smoothie for younger looking skin and overall good health. Don’t be afraid to explore what’s not familiar to you and taste what you never tried before.

Asian women I interviewed on the streets of Hong Kong also shared with me that infamous Pearl Powder. Sold by the box in little vials you almost think you are buying something white powdery and illegal. But it is not. It is a powder when mixed with water makes an amazing skin brightening and tightening face mask. The women use this beauty find that is handed down from generations.

Wishing  I were back in the Orient I had a craving for Dim Sum (Chinese Brunch) that is in some places served all day. I adore the owner,staff and food at Orchids Garden. So, authentic and delightful! About 8 MINUTES from the Las Vegas strip. They serve it on hot oven carts. So delicious and you won’t break the bank.DIM SUM IMG_5278

Shopping in Las Vegas is always fun. You can shop on the strip or go out and drive half an hour to an outlet mall called in Prim. They have a Tommy Bahama Outlet my husband so loves. I enjoy the H & M outlet and other discount shops.

By the airport there is also fabulous shopping experience (not just on the strip) and since I am addicted to all things containers and tidying up… The Container Store is also there! I don’t have one in my city so I try and shop one when I travel. After you’re done stop at the center and have a cocktail or go to grab a bite at The Lazy Dog restaurant. The first time I ever had sweet potato tater tots. Everything made from scratch and from the farm! Food …so fresh.

And by the way, if you’re into cannabis. They have licensed recreational dispensaries there now. It is legal.

Next time you travel ✈️ to Las Vegas check out some of these spots. You don’t need a ton of money or gamble to enjoy Las Vegas. I can’t wait to go back in a few months.

I’ve always had a beautiful experience!

Bat Those Lashes…Sexy!

…I can’t wait to paint the town with these!!!SCOTT BARNES LASHES

If you like the look of JLO and the way her skin shimmers and her lashes.!

Scott Barnes should be your go to for his lashes and his product called BODY BLING!

He is handsome,talented and a wonderful celebrity makeup artist.Wish you could meet him.

Get ready for spreading some LOVE and do lots of lash batting and kissing.

This mascara is the bomb!

Cherry Blooms

Unlike me it seems every single girl or woman I meet love WEARING mascara. And many I meet are on the hunt for it!
Constantly on a quest for flirty,fabulous,longer lashed eyes!

The reason I say unlike me is that due to allergies I cannot wear many brand mascaras as well as enjoy fake eyelashes as the glue (no matter what brand) annoys my eyes. So, my go to fave product has always been lipstick!

However, if you are seeking that mascara of all mascaras! I received a package in the mail and had to share with you.

It is called Cherry Blooms…and like a cherry tree blooms from tiny flowers to cherries your lashes will bloom.There used to be a large cherry tree in the backyard of my grandmother’s home and I always admired their beautiful journey and blooms.
So, getting back to the mascara there is this saucy Aussie woman who loves to invent things and she came out with this mascara.
They call them lash extensions that you BRUSH ON. no fuss,no glue, no mess.
The mascara is a two step process which I first thought might be a long task especially on the go.
First you apply the gel from a wand, then you apply the black fibers (which are the lash magic to me) and then a coat of the gel to set.

On clean eyelashes with (no other mascara necessary) I couldn’t wait to try and see what volume of lashes I would see as my eyelashes have never been long looking nor defined. My husband’s lashes are what women would envy and he doesn’t even use an eyelash curler not fair.I also waited a few hours to see if my eyes would be allergic or puff up or itch after a coat of the mascara set.
Well, everything went well no swell,no itch no whining on my part.

Longer lashes in less than 60 seconds! My lashes looked AMAZING! I never had such full and beautiful lashes. Best of all they did not crunch. Do you know what I mean by that? You know the feel when you put on several coats of mascara and the layers feel like they are mini tree branches that will snap off? This mascara does not do that.

Great for ladies with allergies,who wear contacts and who want to look good without a TON of time and layered application. It is a really fast process.

The benefits of this product I read online are:

All non-toxic ingredients.Stimulates lash growth,as a good quality beeswax helps cells regenerate faster.Anti-bacterial properties so it doesn’t breed bacteria and has a longer shelf life. Moisturizes those lashes.Lasts longer then other pop up copy cat brands!
LASH LOVERS UNITE!
If you want to look like yourself only better and like the look of fuller,longer or false lashes…you NEED this! It is the bomb!

http://www.cherryblooms.com or available in the USA at a spa near you.

Lashes for days this Easter!

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Like Christmas Easter is a beautiful time too. Spring is in full bloom and color is all around us. I love to create Easter/Spring baskets for my husband and family.They don’t have to cost much money and the process can be so much fun.If you are looking for something fun and unique for the lady or teen in your life’s basket why not give them a pair of bunny ears from the Dollar Tree and these lashes from http://www.carlashes.com

“WOW” them this Easter with these in that someone specials Easter basket. You know I love to share about beauty,food,travel and life.I couldn’t resist telling you about the PINK lashes FOR THE CAR by Turbo Styles Carlashes.

Nothing says I love you like these lashes you don’t paint on your eyes but place on your car.
Paint the town pink and make yourself happy too!