I am a part time model, full time mother of 2 wonderful children. I have an obsession with beauty products, shoes, fashion, hot rods, and cats! (I have 5!) =^.^= Because i am a model, I have to keep my skin healthy and fresh, which is hard because of my age and also my adult acne...but through testing different products, i have finally gotten it down and found my miracle products! I also have to change my hair style/color alot...currently i have very dark brown hair w/blonde chunky highlites and red chunks as well,,,so as you can imagine my hair needs special care. Its also naturally curly but I never wear it that way - I wear it straight everyday and YES I use a flat iron almost daily! So i look for the best of the best when it comes to beauty products for hair, bath, skin...because I always have to be ready to go in an instant...looking my best!
Staten Island, NY
|Special Skin Characteristics:||
|Special Hair Characteristics:||
|Desert Island Items:||
Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate
Murad Clarifying Toner
Tigi Catwalk - Headshot Shampoo/Conditioner
|My Beauty Secret:||
Without great skin, makeup can only do so much. I have oily/combination skin and since I have turned 30+, I started getting adult acne. I tried a ton of products, but the one product i cannot live without is Kate Somerville's ExfoliKate. Since I have been using this product...my acne has disappeared, and my skin is glowing and more balanced! You don't use this product daily, actually you are supposed to use it twice a week...but I tend to use it a bit more ;) I noticed a difference after 1 use, and now when I wake up my skin feels fresh, looks great, and my makeup goes on alot smoother and looks so much better! I can't say enough good things about this product...love it!
Oh boy..I take forever! In a nutshell (a large nutshell!!!): gotta start my day w/a big cup of vanilla chai tea, then shower. Shower I use Tigi Catwalk Shampoo/Conditioner and sometimes Wen by Chaz Dean in Fig (great for shaving!). Get out, dry off, moisturize! OK makeup... : after cleansing, toning, moisturizing skin, I apply Smashbox Photofinish Primer (if I have a photoshoot that day, otherwise I skip this step), then MUFE foundation. Dust face with loose powder by Sephora w/a matte bronzer to give a sunkissed glow but not shimmery. Apply MAC primer for eyes, then choose MAC pigments and apply to eyes. Line eyes with MUFE liner in black kohl and use a smudge brush to blend the liner. Mascara - depends on my mood ;) Then blush - I use either Mac or Sephora (just what i happen to have at the moment). Lips, believe it or not I really like Victoria's Secret very sexy liner and VS lipstick or if I don't use lipstick then I use MAC Lipglass. More chai tea..then off to tackle hair! Usually I let my hair air dry as long as possible, then apply one of my heat protectant sprays and a drop of Biosilk, blow dry w/a flat brush until completely dry, then I flat iron in sections until finished. Finally done...celebrate with more chai tea!
|My Horror Story:||
Do you remember a product called Sun-In?? Very popular in the late 80's, early 90's? Lets just say I will never forget it!!! My hair is naturally very dark brown, almost black...this stuff gave me blotchy spots of orange, like crayola orange!!! And it dried out my hair in the worst way.
|My Celebrity Look-a-like:||
My look changes alot - I have been told I look like Tara Reid (when I was blonde and tan), Rose McGowen when I have dark hair and pale skin....but then again someone once told me I look like Phoebe from friends (???) So I really don't know!
♥Kate Somerville ExfoliKate♥(review used from beautybloggingjunkie.com, but I couldn't have said it better myself!!)"This seaweed-green scrub is tres chere (expensive) but sends dulling older-than-dirt skin cells running for the hills so you don't look older than the hills. Or better yet, older than The Hills. Here's what I'm into about this scrub: you FEEL it working. The active fruit enzymes go to town on your skin to reveal a smoother, rosier complexion. Its packaging is truly intelligent: it's an air-tight jar with a top that depresses in order to dispense scrub without letting air into the container. Air breeds bacteria. Who wants that? Not you, girls."
♥Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer♥
(review taken from Sephora.com because I couldn't find words to describe it better! Love Sephora!!!)
What it is:
Smashbox makeup artists use this product to create a perfect canvas for foundation application. What it is formulated to do:
The silky blend of vitamins and antioxidants smoothes and perfects skin, while the unique formula helps to inhibit the destruction of collagen, and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish.What else you need to know:
Use after moisturizer and before foundation for complexion perfection. This skin-soothing blend of antioxidants, which can be worn alone or under foundation, works overtime to fill in fine lines and even out skin texture.
Best of Sephora Winner 2008
♥MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Invisible Cover Foundation♥
(review taken from Sephora.com because I couldn't have described it any better! ♥Sephora!!!)
What it is:An oil-free medium-to-full-coverage liquid foundation that covers skin imperfections flawlessly while remaining invisible on-screen and in real life.What it does:Creates a soft-focus effect, designed to meet the coverage concerns of those in the spotlight. It creates a complexion that looks flawless, even in bright or harsh lighting.What else you need to know:This Sephora-exclusive foundation comes in 25 different shades to suit all skintones
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