February 22, 2017

Full Shine Clip in Hair Extensions

 Clip in hair is fun -- it adds sexy length and volume to your own hair without the price tag, maintenance and damage that bonded etc extensions do.  I recently changed my hair to the popular Balayage trend but found it difficult to find good quality clip in hair extensions to match my new look. I literally spent days browsing through google to find the perfect match.
I am always skeptical buying items from China and International  companies as the quality is never quite like the picture and the return policies are a hassle. I was more than pleasantly surprised with the Full Shine Balayage clip in hair extensions I found on AliExpress. They resembled the pictures and I got a million compliments this weekend when I wore them out to several different events.

February 1, 2017

The Ultimate Setting Powder

Finding the perfect setting powder is essential for all makeup lovers looking for a long lasting and flawless finish. I have been in the beauty industry working as a makeup artist and trainer for 8 years and have tried several different brands and setting powders. I have become addicted to the Cinema Secrets Ultralucent Setting Powders and the oh so popular Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder.

Setting Powders were created to be used (some) before and after makeup application to enhance the longevity and wear of the makeup application. They are used to essentially set the makeup for all day wear. They are great for preventing shine by absorbing oils and leave the skin smooth by minimizing fine lines and pores. They are especially perfect to be camera ready as they contain light reflectants remove shine and glare. They are best applied right after foundation application (while foundation is still wet) by using a powder puff or makeup brush and patting it into the skin. Take a look at the benefits of my two personal favs to see which best suits your needs and price range.