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El Cuidado De Mi Pelo Rizo Y Mi Consejos y Trucos

El Cuidado De Mi Pelo Rizo Y Mi Consejos

Siempre he tenido el pelo rizo. Personas con el pelo rizo saben que el cuidado de nuestro pelo es particular. Para mantener rizos saludables, uno de los más importantes elementos es la hidratación. Necesitas usar productos que hidrata tu cabello. Preferiblemente productos que hidrata cuando lavas tu pelo y tambien cuando lo peinas a tu modo. Lo siguiente son los productos que uso para el cuidado de mis rizos. Y consejos o “tips” en el mantenimiento de tu pelo rizo.

Champú Y Acondicionador
Siempre busco champú y acondicionadores que tienen mantecas, aceites, y que son particularmente para el pelo rizo. Si no usas champús y acondicionadores que tienen ingredientes que hidrata, los ingredientes que limpian pueden a la misa ves pelar tu pelo de los aceites naturales que hidrata tus rizos. Amo la marca Tresseme, que tiene una línea para rizos, pero cuando no lo compro siempre busco productos que tienen palabras y ingredientes que ayuda pelo rizo. Lo siguiente son palabras que busco:

Hydrate-Hidrata
Butter-Manteca
Oil, -Aceites
Cream- Cremas
Protect and Strengthen- Proteger y Frotilizar
Protect Cuticles-Proteger foliculos

Peines
El cuidado de pelo rizo también incluya el tipo de peines y cepillos que usas. Para mis rizos uso dos peines que tienen dientes anchos, una para cuando lavo mi cabello y la otra para cuando lo peino. Pelo rizo necesita peines que desenredan sin mucha abrasión. Si halas tus rizos mucho, produces “frizz”, o pelo reseco. Uso un peine cuando estoy en el proceso de aplicar el acondicionador. Esto asegura que el acondicionador pase por todo mi cabello, y desenreda antes de que tenga la oportunidad de secarse.

Estilar
A salir de la ducha, peino y estilo mi pelo primero. Pelo rizo se puede secar facialmente, y más si a humedad. Paso otro peine, y aplico la crema de SheMoisture Coconut and Hibiscus, (Coco y Hibisco) de la línea para rizos. Paso el peine otra vez para distribuir la crema por todo mi cabello. Después bajo mi cabeza hasta al piso y con un poco más de crema empiezo exprimir mi pelo para arriba. Esto se asegura que mis rizos formen en todo mi cabello y no solo en la parte más abajo. Finalmente dejo que mi pelo se seca al aire y lo estilo a mi manera. Si uso una secadora de pelo siempre uso un difusor. Sin una, tu pelo se puede quedar reseca demasiado y formar “frizz”.

 

Marca’s que e usado o que uso:

SheMoisture,

Tresemme

Garnier Fructis

Curl Keeper

Deva Curl

 

Tambien es bueno aplicar un “deep conditioner” o acondicionador profundo que mantengas en tu pelo por un rato. Esto lo puedes comprar o hacer con productos que encuentras en tu cocina. Uso el de SheMoisture de la misma línea, con coco y hibisco de aves en cuando. Estos acondicionadores profundos ayudan cuando queras que tu pelo sea más hidratada de lo que es. Común cuando has usado una plancha, o secadora de pelo.

Productos que no debe de usar:
No uso productos con alcohol que son parte de mucho gels, porque alcohol reseca mucho el cabello.
Productos para otros tipos de cabello, obvio, pero esos productos no tienen los ingredientes que TU pelo necesita.
Un cepillo o peine que tiene dientes chiquitos. Cepillos con dientes anchos deje que tus rizos pasan fácilmente. Si uso peines, es para tener una cola de caballo o “ponytail”.

Eso es básicamente como cuido mi pelo rizo. No es tan difíciles, si mantengas a tu pelo hidratada, sobre todo. Si estás en el proceso de aprender cómo mantener tus rizos, espero que estos consejos te ayuden. ¿Cuál son los productos y marcas para pelo rizo que te gusta? ¡Si tienen preguntas en cómo mantener tus rizos, déjame un comento aquí o en mis redes! -T.S.

 

 

Beauty Lifestyle Spanish /Espanol

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

Recientemente fui de compras para nuevos productos para el cuidado de mi rostro y nuevo productos en maquillaje.  Si me sigues en Instagram tengo un ‘story’ en mi pagina que se llama ” Unboxing en Espanol” en que hablo de estos productos. Pero si no lo vieron, aqui estan mis productos favortios del momento.

  1. Garnier SkinActive Moisture Rescue Refreshing Gel Cream– Compre este hidratante de gel porque queria probar un hidratante que no era de crema. Durante mi busqueda de un nuevo regimen para el cuidado de mi piel, me entere que para mi peil mixta era mejor un hidratante de gel y no de crema. Para mi, un hidratante de crema se sentia grasoso, y el gel de Garnier se disuelve facilmente en mi piel. Tambien me gusta el olor, que me recuerda al mar.

 

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

 

2. NYX-Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Foundation-Este base lo compre por tratar algo nuevo y me encantaaaaa! Sigo a Francis Nieves por Instagram y ella lo recomenda. Tengo que decir que no puedes sentirlo y que se queda todo el dia SIN un ¨setting spray¨.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

3.NYX- Lid Lingerie Eyeshadow Palette, Paleta de sombras- Soy un amante de los neutrales en maquillje. Y soy amante de los Lip Lingierie Y Lip Suedes, que son la inspiracion de este paleta.  Los colores son perfecto para todos los dia’s. Ya lo use un par de veces y es facil de usar para algunas de nosotras que no somos artistas del maquillaje.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

4. NYX HydraTouch Primer– Tengo piel mixta que puede ser grasosa y reseca. Este primer o imprimacion es perfecto para eso y es libiano. No necesitas mucho, y no lo tienes que difuminar tanto.

5. NYX Slip Tease Lip Lacquer en Spiced Spell Labial– Compre este labial en mi cumpleanos con el cupon que me dieron por ser parte de el programa Makeup Crew. La mayoria de mis labiales son mate, casi no tengo labiales de gloss entonces queria comprame uno. Amo el color, que se llama Spiced Spell.

 

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

6 . Essie: Say it Ain’t Soho– Este esmalte me lo enviaron una compania que trabaja con bloggers para probarlo. Es parte de la coleccion Otono 2018 que era inspirada por la ciudad de Neuva York… la isla de concreto (como el nombre de mi blog).

 

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7. Maybelline: Made For All en el color 385 Ruby For Me– Otra compania que trabaja con bloggers me envio este labial. El concepto de la coleccion Made For All es que los 7 tonos pueden ser usadas con 50 tonos de piel. Me encanta el tono, y como me quedo.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

8. Too Faced Shadow Insurance 24 hour Anti-Crease Eye Shadow Primer:  Por mi cumpleanos compre este primer o imprimacion para sombras. Lo compre en Sephora para recivir mi regalito gratis! Ya lo use, y trabaja espectacularmente, lo tengo puesto en las dos primeras fotos de abajo.

Belleza:Mi productos favoritos del momento

Extra: No es maquille pero para mi cumpleanos, que fue el Sabado 2/2 mi mama me regalo un collar de She Is Gold Jewlery.   Tiene la forma de Puerto Rico y me encanta!

 

Cual son tu’s favoritos del momento? Tienes algunos que mencione? Dejame saber en los comentarios o en mis paginas de redes sociales!-T.S.

Beauty

Jeval Beauty Event

Jeval Beauty

Last Week DCG Media held a beauty event featuring Jeval Medical. With a focus on skincare this new line of beauty has solutions for many skincare concerns people of every skin color have. Creator of Jeval Medical, Dr. Jacob Varon and Youtuber Rocio Laura held a panel discussion on all things skincare. Bloggers and Editors from various publications attended the event to learn more about Jeval Medical. The event also included a makeup station by Vera Moore Cosmetics where people got a chance to get a one on one touch up on their makeup and talk to creators of Vera Moore Cosmetics, Vera Moore and her daughter Consuella. Guests also got to get blowouts at the dry bar station by Studio 1031 and got manicures done by GHL Nails. Refreshments by Spring 44 Vodka, like the Treat Yo Self cocktail were served as well as appetizers and mini cupcakes by Honor Thy Sweets. Guest also had the chance to take fun pictures in the photo booth.

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Pictures courtesy of press.

Jeval Medical was created by board certified plastic surgeon doctor Jacob Varon with the purpose of making clinical beauty more affordable. With his knowledge of which ingredients work best for skin care concerns like rosacea, acne, wrinkles and Psoriasis he created a line to combat these and other problems. Before the panel started Dr.Varon went around to editors and bloggers for one-on-one questions. They got to ask Dr.Varon about hyper pigmentation, dull skin, wrinkles and any personal skin problems they were having. Dr. Varon suggested which products would be best to combat these problems, but had no problem in recommending other treatments or procedures.  During the panel Rocio guided the event with questions on the company and skin concerns many women have. Rocio had discovered that she has Rocsia so had a personal connection in needing Dr. Varons products. As a vlogger with over 53,000 followers on Instagram alone she knows how important it is to have healthy skin. As we all know skincare must come first before beauty, and Rocio emphasized this during the panel.

Following the panel guests were able to mingle and get their hair, nails and makeup done. They were also able to buy Jeval Medical products with a special discount for the event. Media and press took home goodie bags full of Jeval Medical products to try.

 

Products:

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You can also find products like Therapeutic Shampoo, Concentrated Vitamin C Serum and a Skin Bleaching Sysytem on the Jeval Medical website. Jeval Medical products are colorless and odorless, ideal for sensitive skin. Assuring that your skin won’t have an allergic reaction to any of the products. Learn more about Jeval Medical on their website! There is a sale going on, make sure to add the code 60918-01 to take advantage of their buy one, get one 25% Off + get a Free Unisex Travel Bag promotion.

Let me know if you’ve tried Jeval Medical before in the comments and in social media!-T.S.

Beauty

What I’m loving: Vera Moore Cosmetics

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Sponsored post featuring Vera Moore Cosmetics

Entrepreneur and former soap opera actress Vera Moore was used to paving the way before she started Vera Moore Cosmetics. While on the path to working for the federal government Vera Moore realized her love of theater and dedicated her free time to auditions. She got her first acting gig on the show called South Pacific as a member of the chorus. She soon moved on to acting in soap operas which lead to her a role on NBC’s  Another World where she was one of the very first black actresses cast. During her ten plus years sitting in a makeup chair she realized that there was a lack of products available for women of color. This inspired Vera to create a long-lasting foundation that looked natural on women of color. From that one successful product her beauty and skin care line was launched. The company is now 39 years old and has managed to grow and break barriers such as being the first business owned by a person of color located in Greene Acres Mall on Long Island.

 

The beauty business was always a family trait as Vera Moore’s husband owned a hair salon that their daughter Consuella grew up in. Vera Moore Cosmetics has continued its legacy of being a family owned business, with Consuella as the COO. She is also a professional aesthetician and helps Vera progress the brand by bringing her younger point of view and experience. Vera and Consuella focus on providing genuine quality and listening to what their customer needs are. They want their costumers to have healthy skin, look beautiful and to feel great in their skin. Those basics are why the brand is highly successful with classic colors and skin friendly products that can never go wrong. Although they are not afraid to include pops of fun colors and experiment with their brand. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting both women on multiple occasions and I can honestly say they are a pair of happy and genuine women. So its fair to say that they put their own personalities and values into the Vera Moore brand. Here are a few of the products that I’ve tested from the brand and check out my YouTube channel were I do an unboxing and swatching of the products.

 

Lips: The one makeup product I can’t live without is lipstick! So I was super excited when I got a few lipsticks and something I haven’t used in a while, lipgloss! Which contain ingredients such as coconut and sunflower seed oil, spearmint, aloe vera and vitamins C&E. While the lipsticks include ingredients such as castor oil and beeswax.

Lipstick:

  • Vera’s Red
  • Oynx Wine
  • Autumn Gold

Lipgloss/ LipLiner:

  • Lollipop (bright pink, has a hint of mint!)
  • Baby Doll ( My FAVORITE, blush color that can go with every look)
  • Naked Innocence ( A sheer gold, nude color perfect to top other lipsticks or on its own)
  • Lip Liner Pencil in Chestnut (brown)

Brows: I am very particular when it comes to brow products so I was glad when I fell in love with how the browliner glided right on. And it has a spoolie! It is definitely part of my everyday arsenal now.

  • Browliner in Brunette
  • Brow Kit in Dark Brown which comes with a brow powder, brow highlighter crème and brow wax.

Face:

  • Collage Powder in Sahara. This setting powder has antioxidants!
  • Powder Blush in 8th Ave. (gold shade)
  • Powder Blush in Moccasin. (nude pink shade)

Eyes:

  • Eye Liner Pencil in Onyx
  • Mascara in Black. I love the tube design and the GIANT wand!
  • Eyeshadow in Dusty Rose (bright pink)
  • Eyeshadow in Taffy (nude)
  • Eyeshadow in 24kt (light gold)

Skincare: I was also sent the Vera Moore’s Signature Collection set. I’ve used it and I swear I feel my skin tightening! My mother basically took this from me and is in love with it. She also says she can feel her face firming. She also has told me a problem area, the chin is less wrinkly! So it is a must have for the both of us now! Except she’ll have to get her own soon! My mother never raves about skincare, so I know she’s serious.

  • Peptide+Serum with vitamins C+E+CoQ10+Gotu Kola
  • C+Moisturizer with vitamin E + CoQ10

 

 

The Vera Moore brand is not only a success story that generations of entrepreneurs can look up to for its success as a business but one that gives back. Despite her many recognitions and accolades Vera has stayed true to herself by being apart of many business centers and conferences that help up and coming entrepreneurs. These include The New York Woman Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Centers and the organization Best Buddies that focuses on the needs of autistic children. These are just a few of the recognitions and organizations she has received and is a part of as there are way to many to list! Her products are not only used by the everyday woman but by anchor women, makeup artists, celebrities and have been used on shows such as the Wendy Williams Show. You can find Vera Moore products in Duane Reade, Walgreens and directly on their website. Vera and Consuella make sure to answer their customers questions so don’t hesitate to send them an email with any questions you might have about their products. Make sure to go over to my YouTube channel next for my Vera Moore unboxing!

T.S.

 

 

Beauty Shop

Mothers Day Gift Ideas: Nordstrom Beauty Edition

Mother’s Day is around the corner! Have you brought a gift for one of the most important women in your life yet? No? Well no worries here is a gift guide I put together for the momma who loves Nordstrom. Click here for the fashionista mom who loves Target! These are a few things that I’m loving from the beauty department at Nordstrom right now. Let me know what you love and which you are going to get for your mom. Perhaps you’ll want to get them all and put them in a Mother’s Day gift basket?-Affiliate Links included within this post.


Laura Mercier Almond Coconut Milk Honey Bath- $45.00- Perfect for the mom that needs serious alone time!

 

 


Nordstrom
Clinique Marimekko Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration-$18.50- Color Sober Pop- For the makeup junkie mom!

Nordstrom        Laura Mercier Creme Brulee Souffle Body Crème-$60.00- For after that bath!

 

Nordstrom                      Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil-$27.00- Color Mysterious Red- For the bold beauty.

Nordstrom     Giorgio Armani Smooth Lip Pencil-$30.00- Color 9- Lip liners are always needed to keep that bold lip in check!

Nordstrom Laura Mercier $26.00- Color Blush- For the mommy that likes a more subtle beauty look.

Happy Shopping-T.S.

Beauty Shop

BH Cosmetics Sale! My Top Lippie Picks!

 

I’m a little addicted to lipsticks! I have so many that my makeup drawer dedicated to lipsticks is having a hard time closing. That doesn’t mean I can’t figure out where to put new ones. Here are some from BH Cosemtics that I’m loving. Hurry BH Cosmetics is having an up to 50% sitewide sale!!! (Affiliate links are included within this post.)

 

 

Long-Wearing Matte Lipstick in Sophia ON SALE NOW: $8.99

 

BH Lipkit in Serena $12.95

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Illuminate Liquid Lipstick in Paris Originally 6.99 on sale now $4.00

Rosey Raye – Lipstick- $8.99

If you’re into creating your own colors try the Nude Lips – 28 Color Lipstick Palette. $7.00 Originally $12.50!

BH Lip Kit in Sorbet $12.95. They have this kit in the color “Tabitha” a pink, if that’s more up your alley! Or if you fancy a lippie named after me lol! Hurry the sale ends in 7 hours, shop now!

 

Happy Shopping!

T.S.

Beauty Lifestyle

Salud For the New Year

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New to the beauty market is Salud (health) by Dr. Rigo. A health and wellness brand that includes all natural ingredient filled products.  Their goal is to provide all natural health and beauty solutions for all your wellness and beauty needs. From hair and skin health to digestive health, Salud has an all natural alternative for everyday products. Now I love trying anything new, especially if its health conscious because as a society we have become more aware about what we put in our bodies. If it’s important to you what you put in your body why not what you put on your body? If you’re leading an all natural lifestyle adding an all natural beauty routine is a no brainer! Here are some of the products I love from Salud.

 

Mabella Facial Cleansing Soap Bar

This has become my go to for washing my face in the morning to when I have take off makeup at night. I absolutely love the scent which is derived from the combination of the natural ingredients. A mixture of oils such as rosehip oil, yogurt made with goat milk and the popular beauty ingredient charcoal are what make up the facial bar.  Each ingredient has a specific natural remedy for skin irritations. Rosehip Oil contains vitamins,antioxidants and fatty acids that help lighten dark spots. The oil also helps reduce wrinkles and hydrate skin. Goats milk contains lactic acid which helps remove those dead skin cells that clog pores. While my favorite ingredient the activated charcoal pulls bacteria, dirt and toxins from your pores. It basically fights my skins arch-enemy, blackheads!

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Mai Hair and Body Oil

If you’re looking for a natural way to style your hair and keep your skin smooth try they Mai Hair and Body Oil. This natural moisturizer combines RoseHip Oil, Organic Safflower, Hemp and Kukui Nut. All of which combined help with the hydration and protection of hair while stimulating natural growth. These natural ingredients are also great for curly hair like mine. Curly hair has a tendency to dry out, but the natural oils in the Mai Hair and Body oil fight brittle dry strands.

 

Maria Firming Cream

For an all natural solution to wrinkles why not source from your own skin. That is the idea behind the Maria Firming Cream. Made from Squalane, an unsaturated oil which is produced by our natural skin cells. Squalane is also found in olives, palm trees and other natural sources. COQ10 is the second and last ingredient  in the cream, known to be in many highly priced anti-aging creams.

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Learn more about Salud and their great health and beauty products here. And watch me test out their Mai Hair and Body Oil on their YouTube and Instagram channel!

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Picture courtesy of Salud YouTube channel.

 

Wishing you love, success and Salud!

T.S.

 

 

 

Beauty Lifestyle Uncategorized

New Hair! I Love It!

Vitto Mazza

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll know I recently got my hair done. I got it cut and for the first time ever, colored! I had been wanting to get my hair colored since before New York Fashion Week, but unfortunately I was not fast enough in booking my hair stylist. I say that because she is always booked and for good reason! My hair stylist Krystal works at Vito Mazza known in 2012 for being the best Salon and Spa in the U.S. by Repackage.

I had never had my hair colored but I was ready for a lighter look and to say good-bye to my naturally dark brown/black hair. I have thick curly hair but my curls were being weighed down by the length of my hair. I was also losing hair in the shower and some days in bigger chunks than I was comfortable seeing. I take Biotin, the supplement known to help with hair growth and strength, but not regularly. So I was ready for a change that would be healthy for my hair.

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My hair before my new cut and color.

I chose my hair stylist before I chose the salon, as she is someone I went to college with. Don’t you love when you’ve kept in touch with someone who becomes successful!? I knew she would do a great job on my hair not only because I knew her, but because her social media is a resume for her work. A scroll through her Instagram alone is an album of her meticulous cut and colors. And not to mention my mom who has very short hair has become her one of her clients as well. Although my mom colors her own hair she always gets it professionally cut. She’s been getting her hair done by hair stylists since I was little, so I knew she would shoot me straight on where to go.

I was more excited for the change than nervous and had sent Krystal pictures on what I was thinking. I didn’t know what the name of the style I wanted was, thankfully she did. Turns out what I wanted was a balayage! Similar yet different from an ombre hairstyle due to the way the color is applied. The goal in this technique is to make the color transition more natural looking. Unlike an ombre hairstyle, dark hair or your natural hair color is left uncolored in the bottom half of the hair. Who Knew!

Here are the steps Krystal took to achieve my awesome new hair.

  • Dry cut my hair.

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  •      She then applied Matrix Light Master, which lightens the color of your hair (the blayage).
  •      Once she applied the Matrix lightener she wrapped those sections with foil.

Vitto Mazza            Off to the dyer for 20 mins, so that the matrix could set.Vitto Mazza

  • My hair was taken out of the foils and the Matrix was rinsed out.
  • She then toned my hair with Matrix Color Sync which helps strengthen the hair fibers. It also helps get rid of unwashed color pigment while locking in the color.
  • Next Bond Ultim8 Step two was applied to my hair for ten mins. This step helps protect your hair from damage in the process of coloring.
  • Once the Bond Ultim8 was rinsed off my hair was shampooed and conditioned with Matrix Biolage Hydrasource.

 

 

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Once the foils came off my hair was lighter already!

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Amazing new do!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 A sit under the dryer came next to lightly dry my hair.

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Already loving it at this point!

She then cut my hair again, to give it a long in the front and shorter in the back style.

   As I hardly straighten my hair I opted for a curly do so she styled it with Deva Curl frizz free foam,   coconut curl cream and curl boosting gel spray  .

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Krystal and I. Loving my new hair!

I use Tresemme Color protect shampoo and conditioner every morning. I try not to leave my hair under hot water as I don’t want the color to be stripped quickly. Once a week I apply the Matrix Bond Ultim8 for ten minutes and rinse it out. I am currently using Shea Moisture coconut, hibiscus curl and shine leave-in conditioner for thick and curly hair when I style my hair

My amazing hairstylist Krystal is also a Matrix Artistic Educator. She not only works for Vito Mazza but does hair for special occasions like weddings and proms. Check her out and book her now, she gets booked fast!

I love my new hair! Have you ever tried a new hair style? How was your experience?

T.S.

 

 

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The Makeup Show NYC

the makeup show nyc

the makeup show nyc

I recently attended The Makeup Show NYC for the first time ever. Open to press, beauty and fashion professionals this two day trade show allows industry insiders to expand their careers. There were also seminars, business forums, hands on workshops and a career fair. I was excited to learn about new products, techniques and discover brands I was not familiar with. Not to be missed were some of my favorite brands such as NYX, Makeup Forever and last but certainly not least Kat Von D. Here is what I saw, learned and most importantly what I bought!

Learned

I was able to sit in on the ” Editorial with Minerals. Truths and Misconceptions ” seminar taught by Valerie Hernández Garcia of Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics. She created looks that were editorial ready. In both the fashion and beauty industry when a look is editorial this simply means its meant to be shot for a magazine, commercial, etc. Tips given  included using stick glue (yes craft glue) to get eyebrows to form in your desired direction. This helps create a dramatic look and holds for a long period of time. This is a necessity when makeup artists work with models and are shooting long hours. Valerie also used the brands “Minerals in the Mist Recharge” spray to set the makeup. The “Recharge” scent is infused with a blend of ginger, mint, mineral nutrients and vitamins. The “Minerals in the Mist” spray comes in an additional three scents “Refresh” a mix of tangerine and grapefruit, “Relax” a blend of lavender and vanilla and “Restore” a grapefruit, lime and rosemary blend. The mineral makeup went onto the models face like a second skin.The mist not only sets the makeup but protects and hydrates your skin.

The MAkeup Show

Youngblood Cosmetics

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Valerie using Young Blood Mineral Cosmetics

Youngblood Cosmetics was founded by Pauline Youngblood in 1996. Before creating Youngblood Cosmetics Pauline worked as a medical aesthetician where she helped patients who had severe skin damage. Many of the patients had traumatic damage due to cosmetic surgeries, acne, rosacea and more. The patients recovery took up to six months or more and they didn’t have many choices to help conceal their skin. Pauline noticed this dilemma  and worked with chemists to create a line of makeup that could cover the harshest of scars. Not only was the line she created able to cover scars, it allowed the patients skin to heal and breath during the recovery period. It was not long until patients were using her products not only during recovery, but for everyday use.

 

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Youngblood Cosmetics is influenced by California and its laid back lifestyle. Made specifically for sensitive skin, this cosmetics line includes eco-friendly and cruelty free ingredients. The minerals in Youngblood cosmetics include Malachite, Rhodolite, Hematite and Zincite. These finely ground minerals help protect your skins tissue and cells. Youngblood has won the “Best Foundation Award” from Beauty Launchpad and “Best Mineral Blush” from NewBeauty.

I also sat in on Artist of the Year award winner Jordan Liberty’s business forum ” Art and Influence”. Jordan is an L.A. based makeup artist, photographer and makeup educator. He has worked on TV, backstage at New York Fashion Week and on beauty campaigns around the world. Jordan can also be found on YouTube where his videos teach  educational and professional makeup tutorials. Jordan gave career tips and spoke about his go to products. He also created a refreshed  and clean look while using the new glossy eyelid trend. See the video below and watch him create the look.

 

Here is my haul!

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Top to Bottom
Infallible Paints in 314 Spicy Blush by L’Oreal (press freebie)
NYX Lingerie Liquid Lipstick in Exotic- original $7.00 (makeup show $4.90)
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lolita. Original $20.00 (makeup show $15.24)
Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper free with purchase.
NYX 3-in-1 Brow Pencil in Black. No I don’t need this and I love my thick eyebrows, I just like the extra dark color on my brows sometimes. And they are thinner on the insides although only I can tell. DONT OVER TWEEZE IN HIGHSCHOOL! Original $13.00 (makeup show $9.10)
Crown BK9 Deluxe Oval Foundation Brush $5

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Crown Brush
Beauty So Clean Conditioning Brush Cleanser-free

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Mehron Conceal-It HD Celebre Pro concealer palette. Top to bottom, light to dark: Porcelain Blush PB, Golden Wheat GW, Honey Glaze HG, Soft Sandalwood SS, Cream Cocoa CC, Toasted Walnut TW.-press freebie
The Original Makeup Drop Silicone Makeup Applicator. Original $20.00 ( Makeup Show $10.00)

Besides all the free beauty lessons learned and what I bought home I loved the body art at the show. Many makeup artists and agencies were creating out of this world looks. These works of art took hours! I also learned which makeup brands have worked with major TV shows and plays. The actors in the play  “War Paint” based on the lives of makeup giants Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden had their makeup done by MAC. While the makeup brands that worked with the shows ” This is US”,  “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and more were present at the Makeup Show.

 

I also loved the artwork by Moises Ramirez in the “Colors of Beauty ” art gallery. His artwork combines painting, photography, makeup artistry, illustration and drawing.

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“The Girls”- Acrylic on canvas

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Moises Ramirez

New Products: Some of which I was tempted to buy aka liquid lipsticks! Metallic in makeup are all the rage and high pigmented glitter in a rainbow range of colors was a hot item as well. Cozzete débuted Matte Infinite Eyeshadows which come in matte, crystal and velvets textures. While Sephora débuted the Pro Dimensional Highlighting Pallet. See pics below for more!

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Kevyn Aucoin: Molten Lip Color Molten Metals Collection

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Smashbox: Be Legendary Liquid Lip. Metallic and Vinyl

 

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NYX Epic Ink Lip Dye

I loved attending the Makeup Show and gaining knowledge on the beauty industry. I definitely  wish I could’ve been at two places at once to catch all the seminars. I look forward to next year’s show. Let me know in the comments and social media if you attended the makeup show in your town. The Makeup Show makes stops in Chicago, Las Vegas, Dallas, L.A. and Orlando. Stay tuned to my social media for pics. Until the next one!

T.S.

All pictures and video are mine except for press pictures which were sent to me by the Public Relations department of The Makeup Show.

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Double Dare’s OMG Face Mask Review

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Concreteislandista was given this product for review by Beautypress and the participating brands. All opinions are my own and truthful.

Face mask are extremely popular currently in the beauty biz. With so many out on the market its fun finding ones that offer a special something. That’s what Double Dare OMG! 2 in 1  Detox Bubbling Mask kit has to offer. The 2 in 1 kit offers a detox bubbling mask and a Microfiber mask. Double Dare uses natural ingredients in their products so the ingredients used on your skin are gentle yet effective. Some of the ingredients include Methylpropanediol which helps your skin organically absorb natural nutrients. Also in the mask is glycerin a natural fat which restores your skin and defends against dryness. As well as Vitamin B3 which shrinks large pores and helps with uneven skin tone, lines and weak skin. The hydrolyzed collagen in the mask helps form new collagen with amino acids which help thicken skin and correct uneven skin tones. I am always a bit wary about what I put on my face as my skin is a bit sensitive, but always feel better knowing I’m using natural ingredients. I was excited to see how the mask worked and what the outcome was.

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OMG 2 in 1 Detoxifying Face Mask

 

Step 1: Detox Bubbling Mask

One aspect I found interesting about this OMG! face mask was it can be applied on the face with or without makeup. Other masks I have tried require a washed face, meaning this mask has the power to remove your makeup. Although I applied it with a clean face. The mask was wet with the detoxifying ingredients, once you unfold it you place it on your face. You can instantly see gentle suds forming on the mask. The mask is cool to the touch and gently lies on your face. After adjusting the mouth, nose and eye openings I  gently rubbed the mask  to create more bubbles. Now these were not one or two little suds, these were big and numerous bubbles. To see the detoxification in action is something I’ve never experienced before. The bubbles not only work to detoxify your skin but cleanses and removes dead skin cells. The next step is to sit back and relax as you leave the mask on for 1-3 minutes. During this time the mask remained wet and cool. It did not dry or get stiff like other masks I’ve tried. Once again I loved the smell of these products. I left it on for a full 3 mins then it was time to remove it and wash my face off. After lightly drying my face as recommended I was ready for step 2.

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First Mask

 

Step 2: Microfiber Mask

The microfiber mask consist of nutrients, hydrolyzed collagen and plant-based stem cells. All of which work to give your skin and healthy young glow. Once again the microfiber mask was prewet with these ingredients. After applying and adjusting the mask it is recommended to wait 15-20 mins. Within this time period your skin is absorbing the nutrients, collagen and stem cells. Although I didn’t feel anything particularly different happening, the coolness of the mask was relaxing. After 20 mins I was ready to remove the mask. Once I removed it I had an urge to wash my face because there was remaining liquid on my face, do not do that! Instead I rubbed the rest of the excess into my face, as recommended. I even went into the package to scoop out what was left. I also rubbed it down my neck, a part of the body women forget about often. The result was as an extremely smooth, moisturized and great smelling face. There was a shiny glow to my face as well.

 

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Second Mask

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My face felt as smooth as a baby’s bottom!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopefully I can put the video I made up but the storm on Friday has weaken my area’s WiFi. I will let you know when the video is up. Stay tuned to my Instagram for more pics on the mask.

Have you tried the OMG! 2 in 1 Detox Bubbling Mask? Let me know your thoughts in the comments and on social media!

Read my review on the OMG! Hair Mask Here!

T.S.