GLAMour Time:

GLAMOUR TIME:
Im recognizing a young lady that I have been following on twitter for about 3 years now. She is a Health & Beauty guru as myself.
Patricia Falona, otherwise known as the witty @MeanGirlTrishy on twitter has come out with her own collection of lipsticks called, ‘Mean Girl Collection.’

Her first lipstick released, being called ‘Patty Cake’ which is a dark brown color. Perfect for a winter and fall collection!

In total she has 4 lipsticks:
Patty Cake- Chocolate
Act your wage- Pink with a hint of purple shade
Humble Snob- Nude Pink
Naked Hustler- Nude

ImageHer lipsticks are described as, ‘…creme lipsticks, smooth and soft texture and rich and glowing color… makes lips appear fuller and the color has extreme staying power that will not fade or feather.’These lipsticks can be worn with or without lipgloss.
Her lipsticks can be purchased at:
www.KALMcosmetics.storenvy.com
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Starting off your MUA Kit…?

20 Pointers to Get You Started

1. Hand Sanitizer! – nuff said!rby-woman-red-lips-make-up-tools-de
2. Skin Moisturizers– It is great to carry a moisturizer, applying makeup to dry or oily skin is not easy.
2a. Lip Balm– well conditioned lips make product application sooo much easier.
3. Brush Cleaner– Baby shampoo or clarifying shampoo works just as well. I also keep a small spray bottle of rubbing alcohol to keep it sanitary.
4. Disposables– Cotton swabs, wedges and rounds, spoolies (disposable mascara wands), colts foot applicators (they look like little lip gloss wands), and some people like disposable plastic spatulas.
5. Makeup Wipes (or baby wipes)
6. Foundation– I started with Graftobian HD Crème Foundation palettes.
7. Concealer– There are so many different kinds out there. My first were Ben Nye.
8. Finishing / Setting Powder– I’ve heard great things about MUFE transluscent setting powder. I currently have Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder.
9. Blush Palette– BH Cosmetics, Coastal Scents are all great for starting out.
10. Contouring Powder/Bronzer (2 shades darker than skintone)– You can pick these up anywhere! I use MAC’s Blunt Blush.
11. Highlighters– You can purchase highlighters or, in a pinch, you can totally use eyeshadows. I use concealers from time to time that are two shades lighter.
12. Eyeshadow Primer– This is very important, especially for oily lids. Primer keeps the colors from migrating and, in some cases, intensifies them.
13. Eyesahdow Base– Yes, this is a little different from primer. If you are a painter, this is more like Gesso. I think there is actually one named Gesso. You would use a white base before applying bright colors that can easily be lost against your skin tone.
14. Eyeyshadow palette– I’ve used BH Cosmetics and Shany, both of which I found to be great for the price.
15. Eye/Lip pencils!– Nyx comes highly recommended. Their jumbo eye pencil in Milk is almost always sold out!
16. Eye Liners black and brown– I carry both pencil and liquid. Recently I picked up Loreal HiP Gel Liner and I love it.
17. Mascara black/brown/clear– Black and Brown for sure but why clear? Clear mascara is great for setting eyebrows! In a pinch? Spray a bit of hairspray (not too much!) on your finger tip and dab your brows. 😉 I always have a bottle of Aqua Net near by, its the best setter!
18. Eyelash curler– Sometimes this is the perfect touch to really open up the eyes! If you are using falsies (strip lashes), curling the natural lashes with the falsies really brings them together for a unified, natural look.
19. Lipstick– These are available in palettes as well, didn’t you know? I waited for a sale and bought up a bunch of Revlon shades from the local drugstore to get started.
20. Lipgloss– A few cute shades are great to start but don’t forget clear gloss! Its super multi-purpose, add a gloss to the perfect lipstick or add eyeshadow and you’ve got a custom lip color.
(Don’t forget to always carry your business cards on you at all times)
 

Quick tips you should know about make-up!

draft_lens18109086module151223936photo_1309593353tippicBlend, blend, blend your makeup! Seamless gradations look clean and beautiful.

Contouring is an extremely powerful tool that will aid you in accentuating or down-playing parts of the face. This is extremely useful when it comes to making up different face types.

My third huge tiplearn the color wheel. You cannot live without it and becoming familiar with it will only make your life easier. My knowledge of the color wheel comes into play every time I mix foundations, pick eyeshadow colors, blushes, the list goes on. There are pocket color wheels available at most office supply and craft stores.

MAC Viva Glam Nicki 2

ImageYES, it is TRUE! 

Nicki Minaj remains the spokesperson for MAC Cosmetic’s Viva Glam collection 2013. She will be launching her second MAC ad, Viva Glam Nicki 2 on February 9th 2013. Serving up this February is the new Viva Glam Nicki 2 Lipstick and Vivi Glam Nicki 2 Lipglass. Like her first MAC ad, all the money raised will go towards people affected by HIV/AIDS. Isn’t that great?!

The Viva Glam Nicki 2 limited-collection will include a
Image lavender lipstick and a matching Lip Glass, perfect timing for the upcoming Spring Season! Available globally February 9, 2013 at all MAC locations or online at http://www.maccosmetics.com

Brown Sugar & Honey Face Scrub Exfoliate…& Mask.

Now to those of you who feel they need to exfoliate EVERYDAY…DO NOT…I REPEAT DO NOT! When you exfoliate it opens up your pores, and if you do it everyday there is no water cold enough that will close those pores back up! If you have oily skin I would recommend you exfoliate twice a week. Dry Skin should be exfoliated at least 4 times a week. Combination skin can be exfoliated at least twice a week as well. && REMEMBER to always close back up your pores after washing your face with COLD WATER!

Brown Sugar & Honey Face Scrub

ImageHoney is high in vitamin C, a variety of B vitamins and minerals. It is rich in amino acids and contains antioxidants which fight free radicals and reverse aging. Honey is antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. It is a humectant making it an effective moisturizer because it binds moisture to the skin and keeps it hydrated.

Ingredients: One tbsp. of organic honey, one tbsp. of brown sugar, ½ tsp of coconut oil or oil of choice

Directions: Mix ingredients, wet face with warm water and smooth the face scrub over skin. Exfoliate gently for about 30 seconds, do not exfoliate too hard. Rinse skin with warm water.

Honey Mask

Ingredients: One tbsp. of honey, one egg white, one tsp. of vegetable glycerin, and ¼ cup of flour

Directions: Whisk together ingredients, smooth on face and let sit for 15 minutes. Rinse off with warm water then follow with a splash of cold water.

Toner PERFECT for Sensitive Skin

This toner is perfect for those of you with sensitive skin or outside all day…

Aloe Vera Toner

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera contains essential vitamins and minerals, proteins, polysaccharides, enzymes, amino acids and 200 active plant compounds called phytonutrients. Aloe vera supplies oxygen to the skin cells, rejuvenates, hydrates and makes the skin flexible.

Ingredients: One cup of pure aloe vera juice or gel, and one cup of distilled or spring water

Directions: Mix aloe vera and pure water together in a glass container and shake well. Apply the mixture to skin with a cotton ball once or twice daily after cleansing skin then apply moisturizer.

You may need to refrigerate this mixture. Follow aloe vera label directions regarding storage.

Natural Skin Toner

So I realized in using Toner it dries my face out because its taking away all that is left that a cleanser does not get. The Alcohol and all of the other harsh ingredients were just doing to much for my face, so I decided to do a little research and use something that would work better for my skin….

ACV Toner

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Apple Cider vinegar contains alpha-hydroxy and amino acids that help dissolve dead skin cells. It treats acne and exfoliates and balances the ph of the skin. ACV will leave your skin with a beautiful glow.

Ingredients: One cup of organic, raw ACV and one cup of distilled or spring water. A 1:1 ratio works great for my skin but you may need to adjust the ratio according to your skin needs. Some people may find a 1:1 ratio to strong and use a 1:4, or 1:8 ratio ect.

Directions: Mix ACV and pure water together in a glass container and shake well. Apply the mixture to skin with a cotton ball once daily after cleansing then apply moisturizer.

I would not suggest ACV for sensitive skin types.