Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How to Apply Blush

 There are several different ways of applying blush to your face. For the young crowd, teens and 20's, applying using the technique of smiling first and then applying the blush with the cheek bones high from the smile is great. Remember, after smiling the cheekbones drop and for the older ladies, gravity is working against  exactly what is trying to be accomplished which is up lifting! So let's create the perfect look that helps defy gravity....

In this case we want to raise the cheekbone:
1. First feel where your check bone is (no smiling) and blend higher to the eye back towards the ear.

Smiling creates wrinkles which will NOT give you a smooth finished look...Play with it and see what works best for you. 

If you want to add contouring to your face, read my article on How to Contour.

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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Quote for the Day

"Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude."
-- Zig Ziglar, Author

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wendy's Look Book Maxi Skirt Pairings

 I love Wendy's Look Book videos and here's another one where she suggest what tops and accessories go well with the maxi skirt. She also has a 3 Runway Ponytail Look Video that is easy to follow.

Here are the Featured Items she shows:

Featured item :: Alice + Olivia skirt

Outfit #1 :: Alice + Olivia top, Alice + Olivia skirt, Robert Rodriguez & J.Crew belts, and Cole Haan Pumps
Outfit #2 :: Splendid tee, Alice + Olivia skirt, Ann Taylor belt, Stella McCartney sandals
Outfit #3 :: Burberry jacket, 10 Crosby Derek Lam top, Alice + Olivia skirt, Givenchy pumps

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Motivational Quote

"Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open."
-- Alexander Graham Bell, Inventor

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

3 Runway Ponytail Looks

I love Wendy's videos and when I found this one, knew I had to post it.

"Hi Everyone! We're taking the traditional ponytail and giving it a spin today. We're going to create 3 ponytail looks - a soft wave ponytail, a messy wrap ponytail, and a keyhole ponytail. I think sometimes the ponytail gets a bad rep for being 'lazy', but in my humble opinion, I love it because it's versatile, fuss-free, and dramatic. Thank you so much for watching!"

Tools :
- Hair ties
- Bobby pins
- Teasing comb
- Hairspray
- Oil & paste for sculpting
- Curling iron

If you like this video, see her earlier video on 25 ways how to wear a scarf from an earlier posts...
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Monday, May 6, 2013

Summer Skin Tips: Self Tanning for Acne Prone Skin

 Guest Blogger: Dr. Agnes P. Olszewski, Founder of AcnEase www.acnease.com

Summer is almost here and we want to look our best at all those weddings, graduations and beach and garden parties, so we speed up nature (and avoid harmful exposure to UVA – “bad” sun rays) by using self-tanning products. When you have acne or rosacea, you need to be aware of how the use of sunless tanning products may present a risk of irritating your skin and amplifying the existing skin problems. Remember these 8 rules to keep from getting any flare-ups.
Summer Skin Tips: Self Tanning for Acne Prone Skin
  1. Choose products that are light, without a heavy oil base. Heavy oil will clog your pores.
  2. Choose products that contain SPF of at least 15 so you don’t have to apply a second layer of sun protection on top of the sunless tanning product.
  3. Select products with moisturizers if your skin is dry or sensitive. Those with oily skin may find that gel based products work better for them.
  4. Choose a tanner that contains vitamins, herbal extracts and antioxidants when possible.
  5. Exfoliate your skin before you apply the self tanning product. However, if your skin is heavily irritated, or your acne is severe, you may do better without exfoliation, and therefore consider using a bronzer (temporary darker or “gold” hue make-up or powder) instead of a self tanner.
  6. Applying the self tanning product without exfoliation and on uneven skin may cause streaks and darker spots that are difficult to remove for weeks. Bronzer on the other hand may be blended in and adjusted as needed. Remember to remove it at night with a gentle cleanser.
  7. Choose a self tanning product that is the lightest to match your skin color.Darker colors amplify the look of marks and scars.
  8. When opting for a bronzer instead of a self tanner, dab concealer in your original skin color, or one shade lighter, on your acne, pimples, scars etc. Blend a bronzer with your usual foundation and distribute evenly, and in sheer layers with your fingertips. Or, if you want an even more shear look, apply with a lightly damp cosmetic sponge . Avoid dark shades and heavy layers of bronzers and make-up.
Finally – the tanning pills: they are commercially banned in the US, yet some people get their hands on them. DO NOT USE THEM! They contain the carotene chemical canthaxanthin (the same pigment found in carrots), and have been associated with hepatitis and urticaria, a condition that involves relentless itching and skin eruptions.


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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Healthy Spring and Summer Snacks

 Eating healthy includes foods that your body can naturally metabolize and utilize to feed the muscles and organs with out having to work over time. That means eating low glycemic and frequently throughout the day including healthy snacks! You can read more about how to eat low glycemic from one of my previous articles written called, Why low-glycemic diet is best. 
As the warmer weather approaches, we need to keep our bodies hydrated especially our skin!

Here are 5 snack ideas that are quick and easy to prepare:

 Apples and Walnuts

Protein Whey Shakes
Non-fat Greek Yogurt and Fruit

Raw Veggies and Hummus
Hard Boiled Egg

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La La’s Star Power Helps Motives Shine at IBS

 From JR Ridinger, Pres. of Market America-parent company of Motives...
La La’s Star Power Helps Motives Shine at IBS

The International Beauty Show in New York is one of the industry’s premiere events, marking a huge opportunity for cosmetics brands to make a name for themselves. With La La Anthony turning heads at the Motives booth, it’s no wonder that Motives Cosmetics was the talk of this year’s IBS!

Building brand recognition is a critical component of establishing long term success, and with La La representing Motives at IBS, we couldn’t have a better ambassador for our brand! The Motives booth even had a visit from La La’s husband – NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony! Talk about Star Power!

Star power means media attention, and tremendous exposure for our brands and business. As you can see in these amazing photos, La La and the Motives booth were swarmed by beauty professionals eager to learn more about the incredible Motives Cosmetics line, and Motives for La La!

Congratulations to La La, Christian Vazquez, Kevin Buckman, and the incredible Motives team for an amazing showing at IBS. You guys rocked the house and helped establish Motives as the hottest brand in the country! This year’s International Beauty Show was a huge success for Motives, and can be a great event to use to stimulate conversations and spark interest in our brands and business.

Sharing the following links is a great way to leverage La La’s incredible star power to help build awareness for Motives and your UnFranchise Business. It’s amazing what can happen when star power meets people power! So tell me, how will you leverage this incredible event to help build your business?

Keep growing!
-JR Ridinger