Summer Beach Defense

Summer Beach DefenseOur annual summer reminder of protecting your skin has found a no mess solution that will keep you excuse free! It’s Neutrogena Beach Defense Water + Sun Barrier Stick with SPF 50! ($10.99 at your local drug store). We strongly encourage you to protect your skin at all times and avoid tanning beds!

Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than 3.5 million skin cancers in over two million people are diagnosed annually.  About 90 percent of nonmelanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.   

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Trendy Crop Tops For Summer

Trendy Crop Tops For SummerThe crop top isn’t a new trend; it’s been around since 2009! The reason for its longevity as a trend is because it isn’t for everyone. As a trend, the crop top and its variations, including the tube top, isn’t about exposing your whole stomach. Instead, in 2014 it’s about interpreting the crop top into an elegant or sophisticated new look that often shows just a peep of the midriff. Check out models in the different varieties of crop tops in the magazines.

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Our Top 3 Model Picks For Summer Beauty

  • Out Top 3 Model Picks For Summer BeautyFRINGE BENEFITS: Constantly bending your lashes with a curler can cause them to fall out faster. This new curling mascara by Physician’s Formula Organic Wear CC Curl + Mascara ($10) let you skip that extra step while protecting your lashline. Its slightly curved wand helps extend your lashes up and outwards, and it’s made with ingredients, such as aloe and cucumber, designed to prevent breakage and sculpt and thicken hairs.
  • SMOOTH OPERATOR:  Maybelline’s latest primer (Baby Skin Instant Pore Eraser @ $7) instantly helps reduce the appearance of pores. While it won’t exactly erase them, the transparent gel formula will immediately blur the look of pores and can be used under foundation for a smoother-looking complexion.
  • TAKE TWO:  This lip and cheek multitasker (Kiss Me Twice Lip & Cheek Chubby @ $10) from Drew Barrymore’s line Flower will help cut down on your makeup routine. Just swipe it on for sheer, natural color, and add layers if you want a more intense color. As a bonus, the formula contains ultra-fine silicone powders that are supposed to fill in lines and play down wrinkles.
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The Over-60 Supermodels Giving Fashion A Fresh New Look

The Over-60 Supermodels Giving Fashion A Fresh New LookOne of the most talked-about models of the year is Jacky O’Shaughnessey, the 62-year old face of American Apparel. Jacky only began modeling in 2011, when she was discovered in a NYC restaurant by AA’s creative director. Cindy Joseph, one of the most successful older models working today said “When society sees beautiful, happy, healthy women being represented, it changes the perspective on what aging really is. You can be full of vitality, passion and adventure at any age!”

It’s great news that the fashion and beauty world is embracing more diversity. Thanks to models such as Beverly Johnson, Cheryl Tiegs & the legendary Carmen Deli’Orefice, mature faces are taking the fashion industry by storm. We think it’s about time!

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Makeup Counter Hygiene

Makeup Counter HygieneThere have been many extensive studies on public makeup testers and the results show staph, strep, and even E. coli bacteria on makeup testers, and on Saturdays, the percentage of contamination on tester products was 100 percent.

It isn’t possible to avoid makeup counter germs all together but we hope the following tips will minimize your chances of picking up a nasty infection!

  • ALWAYS use sample products that don’t require finger dipping. Squeeze bottles of creams and lip glosses are always a better alternative to lotion jars or pots of lip gloss.
  • NEVER use shared brushes, and always opt for disposable applicators instead. Don’t double-dip with your applicators. Each dip should always be with a new, clean applicator.

Studies showed that cosmetics used around the lips, eyes, or nose are the worst, resulting in the spread of afflictions like cold sores, conjunctivitis, or pink eye. Therefore, avoid any products that must be directly applied to the nose, eyes, or mouth, especially mascara.

If you don’t see rubbing alcohol or disposable applicators, ask for them, and don’t be afraid to ask for individual samples as well. Just because they’re not out on the counter doesn’t mean they’re not available.

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Actor’s Unions

ACTOR’S UNIONS There are two major unions for actors. Actors Equity Association (AEA) is a union created for stage actors. The other union is the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). The two unions merged and are referred to as SAG-AFTRA. This union represents film, television and radio artists.

Union actors are guaranteed certain pay rates for their work. The unions, to name just a few benefits, regulate working conditions, health and pension benefits, expanding work opportunities and protecting members against unauthorized use of their work.  There are pros and cons of joining a union too early. To learn more about the different unions, visit www.actorsequity.org and/or www.sagaftra.org.

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Freeze Your Eyeliner!

Freeze Your EyelinerIf you want that seamless eyeliner look that models are famous for, put your eyeliner in the freezer for 15 minutes before applying your makeup. You’ll love how it simply glides on!

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The Purpose of Skin Toner

The Purpose of Skin TonerHave you ever wondered what’s so special about skin toners? Are they really necessary or just another product to spend your money on? We believe, as all models and actors know, that skin toners are an important part of any skin care regime. For starters, a toner will remove any residue left behind by your cleanser. There are different types of toners, each based on an individual’s need. Some toners refine skin by tightening pores and others are astringent and control oily skin. A toner can restore the proper PH balance to your skin. A toner will reduce fine lines and some wrinkles and give you a smooth, refreshed and flawless look!

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Model’s Pomegranate Beauty Tip

Model's Pomegranate Beauty TipPomegranates can help you attain younger looking skin and it’s also loaded with antioxidants, vitamins K and C, potassium, copper, zinc and iron. Pomegranate fruit helps hydrate dry skin, it fights against inflammation from acne breakouts, protects your body against the sun and environment and it stimulates collagen production.

So, the next time you are at your grocery store, stock up on the fruit and/or pomegranate seed oil!

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What Is An Actor’s Reel?

What Is An Actor's ReelA ‘reel’ is a compilation of clips from an actor’s body of film and/or television work that shows them at their acting best. Reels can be posted to online casting services in addition to the actor’s headshot and resume or directly submitted to casting professionals. Reels allow casting people to see the actor in action, and are being used more and more as a determining factor in who gets called for an initial audition.

When putting together a reel, actors select the best moments from their work and then have the collection or reel put together professionally. Beginning actors who do not yet have television or film work to include in a reel should consider creating one.

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