I have to share with you Bobbi Brown’s Holiday Collection. I love the entire collection but I have to share my favorite products: Eye Paint Palettes in Chocolate & Gold and Onyx & Silver. Wet your eyeshadow brush and apply to the eye – feel free to get creative too!
When looking for the perfect eye shadow, no matter the color you are looking for, we all want something that lasts. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve found the “perfect” color only to have it be “MIA” two hours later. Yeah you can spend an extra $20 on a primer that will make that color last a little bit longer, but what if I told you that you could have a base, water resistant, color that lasts all day? I know I’m a little biased on my preferred makeup brand, but I have tried plenty of cream shadows, but I haven’t found one better than Bobbi’s Browns Long Wear Cream Shadows. They are not only beautiful on their own, but are the perfect “base” for a powder shadow over it. The pigment in these colors are beautiful as well. I took a picture of a few of my favorite cream shadows.
There are 18 regular cream shadows **favorites: malted, galaxy and beach bronze** and there are 12 metallic cream shadows available. Cream shadows are $22 and worth every penny. They can be applied with a cream shadow brush or your finger. I find it easiest to use these cream shadows to apply a very thin layer with your cream shadow brush then use your finger to smooth it out. If you use too much, it WILL get clumpy and look crusty. These cream shadows aren’t really meant to be layered.
TIP: Using short strokes layer color on lids for a more pigmented effect. For a more sheer effect, use your fingers to blend.
In the picture below, I chose a few of our metallic cream shadows which are based more on “sparkles” than a high pigment these are mainly meant to add pop to a powder shadow or to be worn over a regular cream shadow. *Top to bottom: Chrome Patina, Beach Bronze, Heather, Brown Metal, and Starry Purple*
They say everyone has their “AHA” moments or the moments that they realize what they are doing is something that has meant to be for a long time. This moment can happen in any profession and can happen at anytime. For some people it catches you offguard on a normal Wednesday afternoon. I’m sharing with you an article written by a graduate of Pivot Point Academy Beauty School. This article is amazing and shows that in life, sometimes it’s the little things that mean the most to people. Her name is Alexa and here is “AHA” moment story.
If you would like to read this article and more please go to http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/vance/firstchair_2011fallwinter_v2/index.php#/1/OnePage
Just the other day I was given the opportunity to learn about the first blow dry bar, Blow NY and their new hair care line, blowPro. I decided to try and review their Faux Dry (dry shampoo) for girls everywhere (myself included) who don’t have the time to wash, blow-dry, straighten, and curl their hair everyday. Faux Dry uses the “shake-shake-poof” strategy.
TIP: Don’t shake it like a salt shaker. Simply shake the product up and down twice, squeeze the bottle and POOF the product into the section(s) needed. To get more added body, use your hands to work in the translucent dry shampoo or you can use a brush.
Some things I found that I loved with the Faux Dry: no white residue in scalp or on my clothes, smells fresh and not fresh like the once popular “baby’s bottom” smell. The Faux Dry also isn’t wasted with their method of the “shake shake poof” because you aren’t shaking it into your hair getting it everywhere but your head. After I tried this product, I was instantly sold, well I lied- I was sold after the “POOF” part of the “shake-shake-poof” method.
The whole blowPRO care line is paraben & sulfate free
Product Pair Up :: blowPro ‘perfect’ Shower Cap $18
This oversized shower cap is ideal for that same girl that does not have time to wash her again but does have the time to hop in the shower. The shower cap has a terry cloth inside lining that is sure not to let any heat, water or steam touch your hair. One of the girls I work with puts hot rollers in her hair for the perfect curl and is still able to jump in the shower and get ready for her day with the use of her blowPro shower cap.