Styling Hack “Knot It”

Styling Hack "Knot It"The easiest way to define a waistline without a belt is knotting your shirt right at the middle. It lends a more creative finish than just tucking in your shirt and adds a playful touch.

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An Easy Way To Cheat A Gel Manicure

An Easy Way To Cheat A Gel ManicureESSIE nail care had done it again! They are launching a new product in May that will give your manicure a gel-like look without having to “cure” it under a LED/UV light lamp. ESSIE GEL-SETTER is a top coat that is thicker than usual. Your nails will look super shiny and look like a salon gel manicure. It can be used with any nail polish and has anti-chip properties!

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Why Is A “Thank You” Important?

Why Is A "Thank You" Important?Our fast paced world has impacted our social graces (not in a good way) and we live in a world of consumerism so we take a lot for granted! We should always say thank you when someone does something for us (big or small). It we start forgetting common courtesy, life becomes unpleasant for us. A simple verbal thank you is often enough but sometimes a different thank you is more appropriate. Send a written note, flowers, phone call, simple gift or a gift of time. The people in your life will be acknowledged and feel they are important to you!

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Beauty Pet Peeves

Beauty Pet PeevesWe were hoping to avoid venting about our beauty pet peeves but alas we feel obligated to write about what drives us crazy!

  • FOUNDATION THAT DOESN’T MATCH! It is suppose to match your neck and not look like a mask on your face.
  • UNBLENDED anything! Please, blend, blend and blend!
  • LIP LINER THAT IS THREE SHADES DARKER THEN YOUR LIPSTICK! Line your lips in a color that either matches your lipstick shade or is darn close to it. Be sure to clean up the outside of your lips with concealer.
  • EYEBROWS THAT LOOK LIKE A STENCIL – Your eyebrows should look natural and not like they were stenciled on with a Sharpie!
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The Vaseline Camera Trick That Gave Old Hollywood Actresses A Gorgeous Glow

The Vaseline Camera Trick That Gave Old Hollywood Actresses A Gorgeous GlowThis season’s lit-from-within makeup totally channels Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Models strutted down the spring 2015 runways of Opening Ceremony and Rag & Bone wearing healthy, luminous skin. Meanwhile, beauty brands like Too Faced and Clinique are tapping into this trend with new foundation and bronzers that make it easy to recreate the looks that recall Rita Hayworth, Dorothy Dandridge and Marlene Dietrich.

As Becca Cosmetics style director Kerry Cole recently told The Huffington Post, there was more to those iconic complexions than just strategically placed face powder. Cinematographers used Vaseline to achieve a soft, dreamy aesthetic. Excerpt from Dana Oliver/The Huffington Post

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Keep It Simple This Summer

Keep It Simple This SummerIt’s time to start thinking about warmer weather and what that means with our appearance. Typically, winter reflects heavier makeup and darker nail colors. In the summer, you want to appear fresh and unencumbered – meaning keep your makeup application simple and fresh looking, wear pastel colors on your nails and toes (no chipped polish please), and enjoy wearing a ponytail or braids with all the fun hair accessories. Remember; please don’t tan unless you use a self-tanner!

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How Much Do Beauty Bloggers Make?

How Much Do Beauty Bloggers Make?Most of us are addicted to YouTube for the latest makeup or hair tutorials. Have you ever wondered how much those beauty bloggers make? They actually make a lot of money!

AdAge did a deep dive on YouTube’s most popular beauty bloggers and calculated what the most popular stars are making, using data from Outrigger Media. As it turns out, some are making tens of thousands of dollars per month.

If you have a passion for beauty, willing to work hard and learn how to brand yourself, you can join the ranks and start turning your passion into a full-time job!

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The Actor’s Attitude

The Actor's AttitudeAn actor should always regard a TV audition as a performance. It is important to appear professional, relaxed and confident in spite of any nervousness you might feel. Keep in mind, as an actor, that in asking for the client’s confidence in you to sell a product you must first prove your ability to sell yourself! Self-esteem along with acting skill and technical knowledge are the key ingredients for a successful audition.

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Do You Breakout When Using SPF Products?

Do You Breakout When Using SPF Products?There are two general types of sunscreens, physical and chemical ones. Physical sunscreens use physical UV filters, while chemical sunscreens use chemical UV filters.

A physical sunscreen protects your skin from the sun by DEFLECTING or blocking the sun’s rays. A chemical sunscreen works by ABSORBING the sun’s rays. Obviously, a physical sunscreen is best because it deflects the harmful sun rays and it has only two UV Filers (Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide). A chemical sunscreen contains 12 UV Filters which is way too many chemicals!

So, next time you are checking out skin care or cosmetic products that contain a SPF, looks for the physical version which will help prevent skin breakouts!

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Fancify Your Button-Down

Fancify Your Button DownDresses are expected evening wear. Go for the surprise, and make crisp button-down acceptable nighttime attire. A full skirt and fancy flats help the look to feel dressed up without being stuffy.

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