Monday, August 25, 2014

Top Picks of the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Red Carpet Arrivals



Alexandra Daddario

Amy Poehler

Chelsea Peretti

Christina Hendricks

Jessica Pare

Keke Palmer

Laura Prepon

Laverne Cox

Lena Headey

Lizzy Caplan

Louise Roe

Lucy Liu

Michelle Dockery

Nancy O'Dell

SofĂ­a Vergara

Uzo Aduba


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Friday, August 15, 2014

Eye Lashes


Lashes have the responsibility of enhancing the look of your eyes and can be categorized into 3 easy types: Strips, Individuals & Extensions.


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Strips/Party Lashes or False Lashes are applied as a strip and fastened along the rim of the eyelid with a medical-grade adhesive. Strips are not designed to be worn for more than 1 to 2 days at best, so consider them a quick fix to eye fashion.


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Individual Lashes are lashes that are applied in-between your own natural lashes to give your whole eyelash more body and volume, although they can appear to have some extension. Individual Lashes can come in different types, such as clusters and "V" lashes. While the application process by a trained lash technician is more expensive and time-consuming, there is a longer life expectancy of 1 to 3 weeks, depending on care.


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Lastly, there are Lash Extensions, which also require an extensive application process similar to individual lashes, but proper care and management can help lash extensions last as long as 4 to 6 weeks. Lash extensions are directly attached on to the natural eyelash itself and held in place by a medical-grade adhesive. The extension is usually placed a fair distance from your eyelash line so that the glue and extension DO NOT touch the eyelid. See brands such as NovaLash, Reese Robert & Xtreme Lashes.




Video 1 & Video 2


Reese Robert | NovaLash | Extreme | Ardell | i-Envy by kiss | Kara



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Modern Salon Maisie!

Have you see my latest entry in Modern Salon?

page 74

Monday, June 30, 2014

The Orlando Premiere International Beauty Event and African American Festival

I know this is a little late, but please forgive me. I just wanted to share my journey about one of the best beauty shows in our industry, the Premiere Orlando International Beauty Event. Let me start by saying thank you to the creator for blessing me with a gift that allows me to impact peoples’ lives in a way I never could have imagine. Please allow me to take you on my trade show journey.

Day one - Saturday

We got our badges and headed to find my classroom and the location of the CND event. We sat in during a CND Segment with Beauty Industry Chemist Doug Schoon, as he educated on the importance of properly removing Shellac and other Gel Polish, and the damages that can be done with improper removal.

Later, we celebrated and networked with our peers at the Nails Magazine and Beauty Tech Networking Event. I reconnected with many old friends like Naja, Katie, Athena, and Millie, and even met new friends such as Terry Terrance.

Day two - Sunday

Let the show begin! First stop, I headed to the floor and then to my classroom. I relished the opportunity to empower my peers. After my class, I headed to get some knowledge for myself.

Day three - Monday

I headed to the Empower Nail Art booth, where I was a guest nail artist showing nail professionals how to customize their work using Empowered Nail Art. After my time at the booth, I stopped by some Famous Names to learn about the latest invention of the ultimate nail layer protection, IBX. (stay tuned for more to come about IBX). Before I knew it, it was time to say goodbye to my extended family in the Nail Community. This is why I love my career!

2014 African American Festival

For those of you in the DMV area, you missed a festival of a lifetime. I sponsored the Beauty Lounge and it was awesome. We had massages, nails, scalp analysis, mixed chicks products, and much more. The line-up was truly amazing. I reconnected with my Brand Ambassador, Temika Moore, and my L.A. girl, Elise Neal. Baltimore is bringing Family, Fun, and Education to the DMV area. Please be sure to bring your support next year. Visit www.africanamericanfestival.net for more information.




Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Natural Colors of Inspiration

The colors of the Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge Brand & Logo can be appropriately tied to Nature, particularly the warmth of earthy brown tones. Our spa is a peaceful haven that provides a temporary escape from the common busy lifestyle that often accompanies living in a city, just as nature in isolation is similarly known to be a tranquil counterpoint to human habitation. When delivering a service to the public and community that fosters principles such as nurturing, warmth, relaxation, peacefulness, and rejuvenation, there is no better source of inspiration than Mother Nature.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The TRENDS of the Season for
Hair, Makeup & Nails.


Hair: We are finding in the African American Community that Natural Hair is a huge hit. What's so great about natural hair is that it gives you the flexibility to wear your hair straight as well as textured. Please check out the different natural hair styles. To add a little enhancement to the hair for personality, just add a little highlight and low lights.

Short hair is a definite for the Spring and Summer. Many women are expressing themselves by shaving one side and embracing multiple colors. As for men, a little more hair on the top is what is being sported, and a close shave with a little beard is what you can find for the season. Leaving the hair lightweight, not heavy, is a very masculine look; just close enough to keep it professional, but risky enough to be edgy.





Makeup: Well, makeup is the greatest fashion accessory. When choosing foundation for every day wear, you want to keep the protection of your skin in mind.


Loose Mineral vs Press Mineral

Bluffajo Honey Glow Foundation


Loose mineral gives you light coverage; press mineral gives you the flexibility for better coverage that can transition you from a day look to an after 5 happy hour look.
Note: Change sponges daily. If applied with a brush, clean brush after each use.


Bluffajo Naughty Girl Cheeks

Bluffajo Inversess Eye Shader

Super O Cheeks

Hot color for lips, eyes, and cheeks: Greens, Peach, Orange, and Nudes. Bronzers can be applied over your blush as well as provide a face lift for your face, leaving you with a sun-kissed appearance.

Bluffajo Snow Kohl Eye Pencil

 

 

If you are hooked on black liner, try a blue or brown to really soften the eyes. Adding white pencil on the inside opens up the eyes and makes it wake up. Making sure your makeup does not match your cloths, they should complement each other, not over power. Lashes are another necessity and among the hottest accessories for the season; whether you are using your own or receiving an extension, they must be cared for.

Kissable lips always make a great impression of freshness for a woman. Lip gloss have been around for decades, however lipstick mattes are here to stay.

Bluffajo Luscious Lip Gloss

Bluffajo Hush Lip Gloss

Bluffajo Smile Lip Gloss

Great colors for lip glosses can be found from the Bluffajo Cosmetic lineup: Luscious, Smile, and Hush. Also check out collections from other known brands such as Bobbi Brown, Revlon, Cover Girl, etc.




Nails, Nails, Nails: the ultimate fashion accessory. A great set of nails can make the total look. Here are some of the hottest colors and brands for the season.

Essie Hot Blue

China Glaze Sweet Hook

Vinyl Lux Paradise Collection

Zoya Nude & Seche Perfectly Poised

The Spring and Summer is all about coming out of your cocoon by renewing your look and using color as your expression! So, what is in your makeup bag this spring?
Tip: you need lips, cheeks, a sunkiss bronzer, lashes, nails and you are ready!





Article also on All Things Fashion DC.