How To Layer Your Skin-Care Products

How To Layer Your Skin-Care ProductsBy layering your skin care products properly, you’ll receive the benefits the products were designed to provide. When you layer products, be sure to give them 1-2 minutes in between application so they will dry and not pill.

  • Serums are the lightest so start with a serum designed for your skin needs.
  • Antioxidants brighten, protect against sun damage and promote collagen growth.
  • Moisturizer will lock in the serum and antioxidants.
  • Oil will make the skin look radiant but only in a very small dose and only in very dry areas. Oil can penetrate moisturizers but not vice versa.
  • Sunscreen is the last step!
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Congrats To Project Gravitas & JAG Models!

Congrats To Project Gravitas & JAG Models!Socially-conscious dress company Project Gravitas and JAG Models, an agency devoted to embracing women of all sizes, are teaming up to promote body-positive change within the fashion industry.

In an interview with HuffPost Live, Project Gravitas founder and CEO Lisa Sun explained that her fashion company is all about fostering confidence among women. Since most of our perceptions are shaped by the media we consume, she said, it’s crucial to show more than one type of body image in fashion.

“So, we’ve got to show more than just size zeros and twos,” Sun said. “Size zeros and twos are beautiful, [but] we’ve gotta show size zero through 18 … because that gives girls the chance to say, ‘I am me and I’m in a magazine too.’”

According to JAG Models co-founder Gary Dakin, this consumer-oriented way of thinking is starting to make waves in the industry. (Courtesy of Huffington Post)

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Taking Holiday Photos

Taking Holiday PhotosIt’s that time of the year again where families gather to pose for the much anticipated holiday photo! Unless your family matriarch has issued a mandate that everyone will be wearing the same color or a specific clothing item (hopefully not reindeer sweaters), choose a color that is most flattering to your skin tone, keep your outfit style simple, go light on the accessories, go natural on your makeup and hair style and remember to smile. Since family holiday photos are preserved for posterity, you don’t want to be looking at this year’s photo in 10 years and wonder “what was I thinking”!

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A Top Beauty Dilemma Solved!

A Top Beauty Dilemma SolvedWhen your favorite eye shadow is broken, don’t despair. Apply a small amount of rubbing alcohol and mix it with your eye shadow into a smooth paste. Pat it down with a spoon and let it sit overnight. It will be good as new and ready to use. This also works with powdered blush. By extending the life of your powdered beauty products, you will save money.

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Coconut Oil

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is rich in antioxidants and vitamin E. It contains antibacterial and antimicrobial properties that make it an ideal moisturizer. It actually penetrates the skin and hydrates deep into the skin tissue. AND, it is one of nature’s organic sunscreens. This is a ‘win-win’ product, hands down!

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What Is Showroom Modeling?

What Is Showroom Modeling?Once a designer has their garments (collection) ready, they hire showroom models to present the designs to buyers, department stores and special clients. In addition to modeling the garment, sometimes a showroom model is required to talk about what they are wearing. That means they must be smart, outgoing and have a great smile! Showroom modeling can be conducted inside a designer’s office, department store, retail store or in a convention setting.

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Fall/Winter Boot Trends

Fall/Winter Boot Trends

So many choices for boots this season – there is a style for everyone!

So many choices for boots this season – there is a style for everyone! Pick your favorite look from animal prints, patent leather, suede with crystals, metallic leather, fringes, graphic prints and embroidered leather. You can clean and shine patent leather with Windex, use a special brush to clean suede, leather crème for all leather and most importantly for fancy styles, stay out of the snow and salt!

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Hottest Fall Nail Colors

HOTTEST FALL NAIL COLORS The hottest fall nail colors are so fabulous that you’ll be wishing manicure day was every day. Fashion Week highlighted jewel tones (think deep blues and purples), metallics (silver, gold, bronze), nudes, gray (light to dark) and our favorite classic of all time, red!

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Fall 2014 Beauty Checklist

Fall Beauty ChecklistNow that fall is here, you’ll want to consider a smooth transition from summer to fall with your beauty routine. A DIY or professional facial is a great way to kick off a new season. A thicker moisturizer will keep your skin and neck soft and flake free. Remember to apply sunscreen as harmful UVA rays are present regardless if the skies are gray. Be sure to continue using an eye cream and perhaps switching your skin care products if your skin tends to be drier during the fall and winter months. If the summer months damaged your hair from salt water, chlorine and sun, get in the habit of doing weekly deep conditioning treatments. Your hair would love a vacation from blow dryers, flat irons, curling wands and chemical process; consider going “au naturale”! Don’t forget your hands; cuticles get very dry so invest in cuticle oil and a deep penetrating hand cream. Remember to wear gloves in the colder months!

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What Is A Body Double?

What Is A Body Double? A body double is a term used in film-making. A body double substitute replaces the credited actor on film where the character’s body is shown but the face of the actor is either not visible or shown indistinctly.

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