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How To Quick and Simply Clean Your Makeup Brushes


Having the ability to clean makeup brushes properly can certainly make the makeup keep on smoother as well as your brushes stay longer . Harmful toxins , dead skin cells as well as oily residues can develop in a brushes bristles . This is not simply bad for your own makeup brush , it can be bad for the skin additionally . Making use of dirty brushes can result in breakouts or maybe skin infections .

Surely , brushes need to be spray cleaned between reaching the skin as well as reloading with tone , no matter whether it is the similar color or not , to be able to preserve the cosmetic things in the kit or even individual collection . Skin carries a good deal of bacteria , oils , as well as dead cells , along with dirt as well as debris usually . In fact , experts are now obtaining that the 500 million microbial cells on each and every square inches of the body differ from total body part to body part , and can have implications on the skin’s health .In case you stroll with the vast most of beauty blogs , guitarists as well as beauty enthusiasts similar will show you to apply baby shampoo on the brushes , but I discover this a bad method for brush cleaning . 2 things particularly create this a less-than-stellar option . One , baby shampoo is Continue reading

Choosing the Correct Sunblock

apply-sunscreen1As you plan to go out to the beach, one must-have item in your list is the sunscreen or sunblock.  Most likely, you will take time basking in the sun. While the heat might seem soothing as you enjoy the breeze from the beach, it can also be lethal to your skin. The sunblock guarantees you safety for your skin against the UV light. The challenge comes when you need to find the right sunblock for the beach. Here is a guide to aid you in your search:

• Mind your skin

The first thing that should pop in your mind is your skin type. You should pick a sunscreen that will not cause any harsh reaction to your skin. Your skin sensitivity is very vital. Suppose you have a reactive skin that is very vulnerable to pigmentation or acne, then you will need to pick a special sunscreen. Ideally, choose a BB (blemish balm) cream that has a Sunburn Protection Factor of at least 20.

• Choose a water and sweat resistant sunblock

With such a sunscreen, you can be sure of it protecting your skin even when you sweat or when you are in the water. The Sunburn Protection Factor, SPF, will be effective after around forty minutes when in the water. Others can remain active for more than eighty minutes in the water. Nonetheless, the sunscreen might not be effective if you go diving.

• Consider the Broad Spectrum Coverage

As you choose the sunscreen, consider the Broad Spectrum coverage, which is the ability to prevent your skin from UVB and UVA rays. The UVA rays tend to penetrate through the skin and speed up aging. Conversely, the UVB rays cause a skin burn and the reddening of the skin. The sunblock that you choose should have a good Broad Spectrum coverage.

The sunblock that you choose should have a good Sunburn Protection Factor. To ensure that you choose the right sunblock that is suitable for your skin, consult an expert for further help. A good sunscreen assures you of safety when you are out in the hot sun.

How To Get The Best Winged Eyeliner


Winged eyeliner not only gives ladies a classy look but also a voluptuous look.  It is popularly known as the ‘cat eye’.  Achieving perfect winged eyeliner is a challenging task for most ladies, especially those with no proper technique.  However, there are many ways of achieving perfect winged eyeliner.  Mostly, ladies get discouraged to try this look especially when they cannot get it right at the first time.  It is advisable for beginners to use pencil liner first but for those who have mastered the tricks can go with the liquid liners.  Herein is a step by step guide on how to get winged-out eyeliner;

Step 1

Start by applying eyeliner to your upper lash line from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye.  Swipe your eyeliner repeatedly to get a darker shade while making sure the line is as thin as possible.  When drawing, it is important to keep your eyelid as flat as possible to get a neat line.  Although, at this stage a little roughness does not mean much.

Step 2

Hold your eye pencil diagonally from the corner of your nostril to the corner of your eye, this will enable you to measure how far the out wing is to go.  The line should extend out and upwards.  This line can be extended as much as you prefer.

Step 3

Draw a thin line out acting as the wing, this line should appear to be extending from the lower lash line.  The line should be about 45 degrees out and up, it should be directed to the end of your eyebrow.  While drawing this thin line, it is important to assume a stable position in order for you to get a neat line.  For a classy look, you should draw a short line while for a sultry look, one can extend the line more as long as it does not touch the end of the eyebrow.

Step 4

Draw a straight line from the middle corner of the eye to the tip of the wing.  The eye you are working on should remain tight and closed.  Once you have created the outline, fill it in until the skin between the lines is well covered.  Thicken the curve as you go to the outer corner of the eyelid.  Using short strokes you can smooth out the line in case it appears to be rough.

Step 5

Examine your eyes to make sure they relate to each other.  Finally, trace over the entire outline with liquid liner and let it dry for 15 seconds before blinking. Although, this is optional depending on one’s preference.

In the case, you cannot get your arm steady place it on a surface for extra support. Make more practice to achieve desirable winged-out eyeliner.

September Issue

So, I have been a little behind on writing as of late. Let’s face it, I’ve been less than inspired these past months. However, my “passion for fashion” never fades. In fact, I could spend ALL day shopping online from site to site finding the perfect ensemble for an event, but then again, I also have a life.
September is my absolute favorite month to bury my head in magazine and fashion related articles to get me through the whole next year, as far as wardrobe goes…

Here is a list of my “must haves” for the coming cooler months.

1.Leather, and more Leather! I’m still obsessed with the pieces I purchased on the past couple years. Can you say good investment? I plan I rocking this trend again this fall/winter. Pants, Skirts, Vests, Jackets, EVERYTHING Leather! Mmmm Yummy.

2. Pointed Toe Pumps & Booties. All day.

3. A Beautiful Camel, Cream, or Pastel – colored coat.

4. High-waisted skinny & Bell-bottom jeans. Darker wash.

5. Tall- Flat boots, that fit the calf… Black & Brown, leather*.

6. Jewels, accessories. More is more.

7. Dark lips. Dark red. Plum Red. Deep dark..

8.  Faux Fur. Vest, Coat, snood, or fringe in boots. “fur” is classic.


DIY Mani & Pedi Perfection

I love the look of freshly lacquered nails, in any and every color. However, the more my to-do’s build up through the year, the more and more I dread going to the nail salon and sitting for a hour and a half. There is the whole not being able to freely use your hands issue that drives me the most crazy. That and every little thing going through my mind as to what I should be getting done, instead of sitting on my bum getting my cuticles nipped.

I feel l have pretty much mastered the DIY mani/ pedi, ad I’m going to share my tips and tricks with you..

Tools you’ll need are:

  • Nail Polish Remover
  • Angled Make-Up Brush (or any thin and sturdy makeup or nail brush)
  • Cuticle Remover/ Softener
  • Callus Foot File or Pumice Stone
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Cuticle Nippers
  • Medium grit / fine Nail File
  • Nail Clippers (optional)
  • Toe Separators
  • Top Coat & Base Coat
  • Color
  • Rapid-Dry spray (any no-stick cooking spray works too)


First start by removing any existing polish, and cleaning the nail of any dirt or oil.

Next, apply cuticle remover around every nail, and even on bottoms of feet. Once it has set it for several seconds gently push back cuticles, and file bottoms of feet and around toes, then rinse.

Next,  trim cuticles, shape nails, and smooth any rough patches on top and around nails with file/ or buffer.

Insert toe separators ( twiated paper towel or Kleenex will do).  Apply base coat, two coats of color polish.

After you polish, clean around cuticles with brush dipped in remover. Re-dip and clean brush as you go over excess around nails. Wipe brush on a paper-towel, to remove excess color as you go from nail to nail.

Now,  touch up any mistakes on nail bed with more color, and apply top coat to seal it all in.

Lastly, let nails set a good 60 seconds before spraying dry spray.

* If handy, set nails in a bowl of ice water for a 10-30 seconds, to really get polish settled. Reapply Rapid-Dry spray, or non-stick cooking spray to nails as you go about life for the nesxt hour or so.


Fried Day is Blog Day

An old school Bone Thugs N Harmony song just popped into my head called, “Fried Day”.  It goes something like, ” You wanna *Blog*,  who gotta *Blog,  you wanna *Blog?”….

Everyone and their sister seems to have a Blog these days. A lot of wonderfully entertaining ones are out there too…

That being said,  I would like to say that, I pride myself in giving my readers an accurate,  no B.S. ,informational read on products and ideas that I feel confident and passionate about. My goal in writing is to assist or help anyone out there that may not have access to the latest and greatest products, or fashion ideas out there, and I would like to help guide that person through my personal, very real experience.

Here is what you can expect from the information I write on.

- Expert advice –  I have been  a professional in the Beauty industry for over 12 years.

– I have had experience with a very wide range of products.  Drugs store brands, professional salon brands, cosmeceutical, and medical. (Hair, skin, & beauty).

- My professional experiences come from working professionally. Doing hair in a salon, performing clinical esthetic procedures in Plastic Surgeons offices, Editorial, fashion, and special occasion makeup, and fashion styling.

So, although “Blogging” may be another social media outlet for some to gain more exposure to in-turn gain more clientele, or business, or even “small town fame”, I choose to write on what I care about and nothing less.  That is what you can always expect from I welcome suggestions, and questions on anything and everything beauty and fashion, and life related.



(*Original song lyrics replaced) Wink!. . Good vibes to all and God Bless!


*No, I don’t smoke.

This chick is a total rockstar!

Have you heard of this yet? A Harvard business student Grace Choi, invented a printer that creates makeup. The best part is, everyone will be able to do this from their own home! She is beautiful and a genius,  can this girl be anymore amazing?! Can you imagine, finding your favorite color you want to use as a shadow through your computer? It will be as easy as click, print and voila! It absolutely blows my mind, but this is the future of the beauty industry people, and I’m so excited!

I found her through Harper’s Bazaar’s website, check it out.

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