Thursday, September 29, 2011

Skincare that you Eat!

I always say you have to treat skin conditions and concerns from within.
 A Makeup artist and a Nutritionist have created a serum that uses Powerful Antioxidants that are applied directly to the skin and ingested!


Its a blend of potent antioxidants that doesn't leave your skin sticky or discolored. 
I would love to try this because it's like a dream product editable skincare with no sugar or calories.You get 3,000 ORAC units from ingesting this serum twice a day. ORAC is the measurement of Antioxidants. It stands for 
(Oxygen,Radical,Absorbance,Capacity) 
 I think that you only get around 1500 units from eating the proper 5 veggies and fruits a day!
 I know I almost never eat 5 servings of vegetables and fruits in a day. 
I try but I never make it! That is just a major health benefit if that is true!  
 It is supposed to protect your skin from free radicals while boosting collagen from the inside! 
I would be willing to try this out for 28 days!
I love this idea it's exactly what skincare should  be and is meant to be, a combination of protection on the outside and nutrition and rejuvenation on the inside.
 I'm only skeptical about this product because a lot of people are and can be very sensitive to acidic skincare and skin treatments with grape seed oil and different berries! 

Click here to read more about this product and it's creators
  

Monday, September 26, 2011

Violent Lips Temporary Lip Tattoos

Oh my God! I am so fascinated by Violent Lip's Temporary Lip Tattoos!

Now there is a time and a place for everything but I don't know if I ever will have the opportunity to wear little cherries all over my lips or pink and purple cheetah lips! Maybe I can on YouTube! 

I have clients that would wear these for work or going out! 

I think these are so cool, even genius if they made them in just lip color shades or like lipstick shades then just add gloss and your good all day!



 It could change the way we use lipstick like for example wedding makeup without lip touchups.


For now I want to order a pack of these to try to see if they are easy to use, how long they last, and how well do they show up. 
I know they look FUN! I can't wait! The tattoos with just the word on the bottom lip start at $9.99 US and the prints are around $15 US.


What ones should I get?
What one would you get? 
Talk about thinking outside the box! 


Click here to visit Violent Lips and to see them all! 



Wednesday, September 14, 2011

MiasFunShow: Peace Sign Sneaker Boots from Justice

MiasFunShow: Peace Sign Sneaker Boots from Justice: I got these Sneaker Boots from Justice for Girls. They were $42 US but we got lucky and they rung up $12 US! Yay! What I like about ...

Monday, September 12, 2011

What you need to know about buying Makeup

I have worked for the MAC counter, Estee Lauder Counter and Clinque.
I am blogging truthfully about sales tactics and how easy it is for unsuspecting people to get run over by sneaky little tricks,
the Cosmetic Companies don't want you to know about!
I want you all to have control over what you purchase and really use the items you get.
Unfortunately being a sales person relies on the Power of Suggestion! 
Learn to read the signs of the cold world of sales.
     
 Have you ever walked in to the MAC store or any makeup counter for that matter and been completely sidetracked? *Yeah 
You were just going in to get your foundation or mascara and end up walking out with eyeshadow quads, lash primer, concealer, powder and you even ended up trying a whole different foundation, a new formula, because the sales person told you it's better then what you like!
If this hasn't happened to you, it can!


I just came across some old notes from a MAC class, I guess it was a selling update, because what I jotted down was all about making people buy more than they want or need! 
I am not talking about tactics that are agressive, I mean little subtle suggestions that would possibly lead to a bigger sale!  
I was so shocked when I read the hand out they gave us that day!


It reads:
Try to not ever let someone leave without buying more then one thing.
*Does that explain why every time you try to just go buy your lipgloss you get asked if you would like to see the matching lipstick, lip liner or perhaps if those don't work lip primer.


Always try to make a sale of at least $50, if you are not doing this you will fall behind on your daily goal.
*Again if you stop in the mall just to pick up your bronzer for example the sales person is not pleased until they have shown you the brush you should be using to apply your bronzer.


Read your customer figure out how much you can sell them by their personality, create concern and then address that concern.
*This one was really disturbing to me because this means that employees are not being trained to truly help people they are being taught to manipulate customers looking for help.
"Creating a concern" is a real mind game to play on someone, this is when your beauty advisor/sales person, knows they are about to lose you they will say something like do you want to try our new foundation it will help you with your dry skin! Bam you gott'em now the customer wants to know why they need this particular foundation! 


When you are asked to go get a product to try on a customer bring back 3x times the amount of product to demo on the them.  
So this is when you go to your favorite makeup counter and think I do want to try that new eyeshadow I saw in the magazine  and the sales person/beauty advisor came back to you with not only the eyeshadow you wanted to try but eyeliner, mascara, eyeshadow primer and brushes! 


My advice comes from being on both sides of that makeup counter as a customer and as a beauty advisor/sales person.
1.) Have a list of what you want to buy. If you don't know exactly what product, try to stick to what you went to the makeup counter for, it's so easy to be sidetracked.
2.) Don't buy things you know you won't wear. If you know you like pale pink eyeshadow don't let someone tell you you should wear electric purple.
3.)Whenever a sales person is really pushing a product be leery.  They may have another incentive for pushing so hard. 
If you want to get the blush you have worn for years but the sales person/ beauty advisor is suggesting a strange blush that don't even match your skin, over and over you know this person probably doesn't care what it looks like on you or what you wanted, they just need to move that certain product! 

There was an older woman I worked with a Estee Lauder, she was the top sales person at the counter for like 100 years. She was cool, but you couldn't turn your back on her. Sweet old lady on the outside and barracuda on the inside. She could cause a customer mental anguish. She would say things like while your here for your mascara you need to do something about your acne, wrinkles,oily skin, dry patches, age spots. People would walk away and then come back I was always surprised. What she would do was plant a time bomb in their mind, meant to explode later, the customer is left thinking "Do I have wrinkles?" She was a master of manipulation.
 Sad to say she isn't the only sales person like that!


Saturday, September 10, 2011

MONSTER HIGH'S Draculaura Makeup Look



I tried to keep this look simple since my inspiration for this look was my daughter's fascination with these dolls and her halloween costume is MONSTER HIGH'S Draculaura!


Doing this look was so much fun, I hope you have fun recreating it!

For my hair I used Hot Pink Hairspray from the Spirit Halloween Shop.
I just spaced out the chunks that I was going to spray pink. Make sure if you do the hairspray method you are in a well ventilated area. Also its messy so cover up counter tops or floors before spraying, I learned the hard way I had a PINK bathroom! 
It was simple for me because I have long black hair but you can also buy a can of Black Hairspray if your hair is lighter.
Once your hair is sprayed , wait about 10-15 mins before moving on with your hair.
Next part your hair for pigtails.
After you put your hair bands on your pigtails your finished.
*Children's wigs are available on line 

I made little earrings just like Draculaura's but I forgot to wear them when I was filming the tutorial.
Draculaura wears safety pins on her ears!
 I used 2 big safety pins and 
I put a silver studded earring through the hole on the safety pin to create the earrings.
 *I also hot glued them shut for safety so they wouldn't pop open and poke my face.

I did fake lashes for this look so that is a little bit harder for a child to do.
They actually sell lashes that are suitable for children.They usually have an adhesive strip on them already so its easy.
Just trim the lashes appropriately so they fit the child's eye!
These lashes are at the Halloween Shops and online.

Draculaura's Heart on her face is easy and should be done last!
I used a lipliner and topped it with a hot pink eyeshadow.

Vampire Fangs
I used glue in fangs they were fairly easy to do.
I just developed a lisp with them in! 
Allow about 10 minutes to do this step.


Makeup Steps

Face
* I used a sponge and put a pale pink concealer all over my face.
*I set the concealer with a colorless powder.
*I then dusted a pale shimmery powder all over my face to really get that pink skin tone.
For darker skin tones use a Neutral Foundation or concealer 1 or 2 shades lighter then you are.
Then use a pale pink powder or eyeshadow all over your face.


Eyes
*I primed my eyes with a MAC Paint Pot in Painterly
*I went back and put a purple glitter eyeliner as a second base all over my lower lid
*Then I packed the pink eyeshadow on my lower lid using a shader brush
*Then I used a fluffy eyeshadow brush to blend out the seem between the crease and the lower lid
* Next I took more of the same shade of pink eyeshadow and blended it into my crease
I was trying to follow the doll's eyeshadow but having a darker lid and light crease
Now for the highlight
* I used a cream glitter eyeshadow and mix in a little cosmetic loose glitter and applied it right under my brow bone all the way across.
* I allowed a few minutes for it to dry before blending the crease into the bottom seam of glitter
*Apply eyeliner behind the lash line and extend it out for a more made up look
*Apply mascara to your bottom lashes
*Line both waterlines with black eyeliner

Lips
* I lined my lips with a burgundy lipliner
* I applied a burgundy or dark red lipstick
*Then I topped it with a matching gloss
Click the video below to see the tutorial