Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Own Worst Client!!!!

Hey there Poptarts
                                With all the advice and suggestions I give to clients I've come to realize I'm horrible at sticking to my much valued words. I normally put my mind at ease by convincing myself I'm too busy or just don't have the time. I'm well aware of the many wasted hours I spend crushing addictive candy or trying to figure out truths from 4 pretty liars. That precious time could be put to great use, so from here on out I'm making a change...time to start actively practicing what I preach!

Tomorrow I fly out to do makeup for part 2 of a fabulous desi wedding. The flight isn't major so I thought 'meh, no harm doing my makeup prior to right?!?' - WRONG! That small flight is prime time for me to throw on a face mask and relax my mind before the festivities began. I think I might finally break down and try this Snail Collagen Filler one!!!!!

Found this and other gems at my favorite local Korean beauty store.
This particular mask is by Leaders Clinic - a company run by some of the top clinical experts in Korea and has a two step system. Step one which is an Ampoule Booster and helps with the absorption rate of the mask. Step 2 is the mask itself which contains a special formula that aides in improving elasticity which has been damaged by the environment. The filler system contains elasticity building ingredients such as snail mucus components, marin collagen, and coenzyme Q10 that helps in restoring suppleness and firmness to the skin.

I've been avoiding trying this out (ya know the eek factor with snails and all), but I'm actually super excited to see how well it works. And I'll definitely be following the steps I shared with Mickela Mallozzi of Travel Bare Feet during our Travel Beauty Tips segment on her YouTube channel. Check out my video version of Throw Back Thursday and while you're there Subscribe because she is AWESOME!

I'm still in awe over how white my teeth are ^__^... modest much >_>
Would you try a snail mucus on your face? Let me know your thoughts by commenting below. 
Until next time Love & Hugs ~_^

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Transitioning Summer Makeup to Fall

Hey there Poptarts, I know its been forever since I've blogged for you all but trust me when I say your girl has been swamped! But, good news....I'M BACKKKKK....and I've got some terrific new posts coming your way, so lets jump right in.

As you can tell from the title this will be about what I consider to be some essentials for smooth transitions between the summer to autumn seasons. And lucky for you they can all be found in one place - Alcone at Home.

Quality but compact brushes - So yeah, I know you're already like huh?? But lets be honest with ourselves here...September is the real woman's New Year....and we get super busy. Whether its rejoining that pilates class we neglected during the summer, falling back into real work mode after all the vacations taken, toting the kiddies off to school or flaunting the new yet oh so fab autumn wardrobe (we all know the best clothes are sported during this season), we are BUSY! And this is where the brushes come in. Having a set of high quality bushes that can take care of every part of your face and fit snuggly in a gym or that new Gherardini is priceless.

The Favorite Brush Set from Alcone at Home is a perfect choice. At first glance you see 4, but realize you have 8 professional grade brushes in a handy little waterproof chocolate toned case....just too cute!

You get a powder brush, an angled powder brush, a blush brush, a concealer/foundation brush, a shadow brush, a liner brush, an angled liner brush, and a lip brush with this set and they are a dream to use.

Gorgeous lips are a must for any season, but seriously I've done soo many shades of nudes, bright purples and pinks that I feel the need to pack away the summer fun and pull out the autumn siren!

The Fired Up Lip Palette will take you from the beach babe to runway glam in no time! Fall lines are being previewed all over the world and reds are definitely the lip look you'll want! Trust me, if designers are requesting it you're going to want that feisty pout as well. This Alcone at home lip palette comes with three beautiful and creamy shades for you to choose from. Use them alone, mix and match...make it your own, then rock it out!

The magnetic palette also comes equipped with a mirror and mini lip & shadow brush.

Eyes to die for are a no brainer during the fall season. The weather is getting cooler, the leaves are falling and your smoldering stare will be turning heads.

The 9-Shade Must-Have Eyeshadow Palette is exactly what you'll need to get the perfect eye with every try! From shimmer to matte, highlighting to smoked out and everything in between this palette is hands down a MUST HAVE. Monochromatic is trending for fall and these highly pigmented shades would be perfect alone or in a myriad of different combos.

A perfect selection of neutral, rose and smokey tones....I just love them.

That's all for now but while you're here, check out my fellow bloggers and see their tips on transitioning makeup from summer to fall.

Ren from Makeup by Ren Ren
Casey from Beauty 101 Blog
Jen from JenJeniferJeny

.......You'll love them all ~_^

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Until next time (I promise it won't be that long)
Love and Hugs <3

FTC Disclosure:  I am affiliated with this Alcone at Home.  I have purchased all Alcone at Home featured products and I will receive a commission through any items purchased through the links provided.  All opinions provided are of my own honest assessment.