Thursday, August 23, 2007

New MAC Collection

I was just at Nordstrom today and saw the new Smoke Signals collection. The smoky eye look comes in a cool pallette with blues, black, and grey, and a warm one with deep burgundy and browns. There were some really pretty eyeliners and new pigments, too. Here are some pics.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Always apply a highlight shade under the eyebrow and in the tear duct area. This creates at an open, bright-eyed look. Younger women can choose shadows or creams with shimmer; older women should stick with sheer, matte colors like vanilla. Highlight shades include: light pink, white, vanilla, gold, iridescent, and champagne.


For those of you who watch my FAVORITE show... TLC's What Not to Wear, you know who I'm talking about. I want to make a tribute to Carmindy because I think she is so amazing! She makes applying makeup make sense. She can transform a woman in minutes, but the best part is, that woman can actually go home and re-create the look! She has a book out called the Five Minute Face, and I would totally recommend going out and getting it TODAY. Also, you can visit for some great tips as well.

Saturday, August 18, 2007

How should I do my hair today?

HAIR from Allure magazine
Soft, broken waves look cool and carefree.
Blow-dry hair using your fingers. Then, select random sections and wrap around a medium-barrel curling iron, release, and tousle.

Forget shabby. These chignons are simply chic. (And that doesn't mean overdone.)
Apply texturizing cream before blowing hair out. Follow with a flatiron to make ends extra-straight. Then, gather hair into a low ponytail using a brush—and then your fingers—to create subtle grooves in your hair. Secure with an elastic band, and twist the ponytail until it loops up around itself. Secure your chignon with another elastic, but leave the ends loose and slightly fanned out.

fav mascara

It just can't be beat! Maybelline Great Lash mascara is always geeting reader's choice awards in the magazine polls. I use it daily! If you have a bigger budget, Lancome is a great pick, too!

awesome exfoliating mask

For those of you who love to exfoliate, (and those of you who don't), try this mask from Arbonne. It retails for $32.00 and is worth every penny. (Your face will thank you) If you aren't an arbonne consultant already, I can help you!


So, the other day one of my clients pointed out to me in Glamour that the celebs are coloring their hair a new shade. It's called Brond. A mix between blond and brunette. I guess it's a natural look, but i don't love it. If you have nice golden skin I think it could work for you. But it's too boring for me. Sorry! Check it out on Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Biel.

Paul Mitchell® And the Winner is... PAUL MITCHELL
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Worked Up Self magazine announced Worked Up as the favorite in the “Best Hairspray” category with the following accolades: “Hairspray doesn’t have to mean stiff and sticky, as this new formulation proved.” Now that’s news to get worked up about!

Hold Me Tight™
Shape magazine editors, readers and panel of experts agree: Hold Me Tight is a top performer. Judged on criteria such as ingredients, performance, aesthetic and value, Hold Me Tight earned its bragging rights in the Hair Styling Category with the 2007 Shape of Beauty Award.

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Sculpting Foam has been a must-have with stylists for years. Now it’s getting the recognition it deserves with the “Favorite Styling Product” designation, courtesy of the American Salon Professional’s Choice Awards.

Super Skinny Daily Shampoo & Super Skinny Serum
Stylists know their liquid tools better than anyone. That’s why we were so pleased when Super Skinny Daily Shampoo was voted “Favorite Shampoo” by the 2007 Stylist Choice Awards, while Super Skinny Serum took home honors as the “Favorite Product You Simply Can't Live Without.”

Fall makeup

According to MAC cosmetics, some looks for the fall include:
Dark eyeliner
Defined brows
Matte skin

(Just don't do the stark white, matte face, and super dark eyeliner, goth look)

OK! Can we just talk about the new OPI nail color collection?

Oh my gosh! I think this is my most favorite ever! The new Russian collection just came out and I love it! The same jewel tones are seen here on nails, too. I am sooo glad this trend is here to stay. (for now, atleast) My favorite color is Russian Navy. Who would have thought? Navy nails! It looks fabulous!

What's new for fall?

Have you noticed how big animal prints are right now??? Well, I have. That's why I ordered these adorable shoes. The little ones are Kenneth Cole Reaction for Kate from, and I got a pair from Nordstrom. They are Steven by Steve Madden.

Also, jewel tones are really in for the fall. Think of you favorite and look for a shirt in that color. rubies, sapphires, amethyst, emerald, garnet... gorgeous!
All of the tops shown here can be purchased at Nordstrom.

MAC looks

These are some face charts from the Viva Glam VI collection.

Celebrity hair styles

Looking good at any age!

Paul Mitchell > What's New > Faboulous Hair at Every Age

Just because we’re all getting older doesn’t mean we should look it. Paul Mitchell Editorial Director and celebrity stylist Lucie Doughty shares her tips and tricks for clients in their 20s,30s and 40s, so they can always look their best—no matter what their driver’s license says.

For women in their 20’s, this is the time to experiment with new cuts, color and styling. Clients should take a cue from actress Keira Knightly, whose chameleon style is always fun and varied.The long and short of it—try shorter styles with fun color. Long-haired gals can ask their Paul Mitchell stylist to be creative with looks from the To Have & To Hold collection from Paul Mitchell.Make it work—be sure clothes and make-up fit your target look. Practice makes perfect—try a wide range of products for each hair experiment. Paul Mitchell has a Category to suit every look.

This is the time when women realize what works for them and start to own their look. Charlize Theron is a great example of a style icon who knows how to look gorgeous for any occasion.Color counts—be sure to ask you Paul Mitchell stylist to use tones of color that flatter your skin. They can experiment with lighter and darker shades of hair color.Maintenance matters—schedule an appointment every six to eight weeks for cut and color.You go girl—Express Style – a must-have for girls on the go.
Forty is not what it used to be—today, 40-something women are sexier and more confident than ever before. Just look at Mariska Hargitay. She recently had a baby and looks amazing. She is the new standard for forty.Warm up—as your natural hair color starts to change, have your Paul Mitchell stylist introduce warmer shades. Stay away from dark colors that may enhance lines or dark circles.Change it up—think about cuts that compliment your face and look fresh. Keep hair contemporary—nothing dates you more than the same old hair cut you’ve had for years.Finders keepers—stick with your can’t-live-without-’em favorites, like Sculpting Foam™, Extra-Body Finishing Spray, and Gloss Drops.
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