Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Every year for the Holidays I receive a Gift Card to Best Buy, and I love that store. Partly because their colors are blue and gold (like the San Diego Chargers - GO BOLTS!) and mainly because I'm a big fan of music and electronics. You can shop there too with online promo codes to get big discounts on all the things that you wanted, but didn't get for Christmas perhaps.

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Resolve to take care of your skin in the New Year. Make a New Year's Resolution to give your skin the care it deserves. You don't want to look old and wrinkled like Father Time, you want soft and smooth skin like Baby New Year. Implement a sensible skin care program and you'll love the results. Remember, when you look better you'll FEEL better and people will pick up on this and notice what a confident person you are. Click Here for the scoop on caring for your skin.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

What I love about blog marketing with PayPerPost. What an exciting program this is, being able to make some cash while writing about things you like, and giving your opinion - and what woman doesn't enjoy giving her opinion? I'm new to it and I'm having an immense amount of fun with it already. Maybe my blog will be selected as "Blog of the Day" soon. I also like to watch the status report of other bloggers and how much money they have earned. Many folks were able to have a very Merry Christmas thanks to PayPerPost. I didn't join in enough time for that to happen, but I'm working on having a great Valentine's Day thanks to the program.
Five-Minute Makeup Routine. If you're short on time in the mornings (and who isn't?) just take these seven quick steps and you'll be made up for the day. It takes just 5 minutes. Cleanse and moisturize your face, then apply your foundation. Dust on some bronzing powder to give you some color. Lightly put it on your cheeks, chin, middle of forehead and nose. One quick coat of mascara, then a neutral lip gloss and finish with a creamy neutral eye color on your eyelid and up to the browbone. It will dry to a powder and last all day. Off you go!

Friday, December 22, 2006

Those in 20s Join Quest to Retain Looks
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Thursday, December 21, 2006

Start the New Year off with a New Look!

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Makeup Tips for Women over 50 - If you're fifty and up, you might want to pay attention to these handy makeup hints.
Start with a sheer foundation on skin that has been exfoliated. Be careful not to use too much foundation.
Apply loose powder to set your foundation and make it more transfer-proof.
Nothing worse than leaving foundation marks on someone's clothing after giving them a hug!
The other night on Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Ving Rhames left some foundation marks on Conan's cheek.
Eyeshadow colors should be matte finish with as little shine as possible as it will make wrinkles and fine lines stand out.
As far as blusher or rouge, use a creamy blush right on the apples of your cheekbones. Be sure to blend well. The effect you're going for is that someone ran up and pinched your cheeks and made them rosy.
Select a lipstick in a neutral shade. Top with lip gloss. All women over 40 should wear lip gloss because it gives a youthful appearance.
Apply eyeliner on the upper eyelids only. To put it on the bottom would only make your eyes look heavy and droopy. Use short, sketchy strokes when applying eyeliner.
End with mascara.

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Moisturizer - Use it on the area between the bottom of your nose and your upper lip when you have a cold to keep it from getting red and chapped from repeated nose-blowing. I'm suffering through a cold right now and I use my regular daily facial moisturizer this way. I apply it throughout the day to keep the chapping and redness away.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Holiday Glamour Makeup - For Tips, see this great book by Robert Jones called Beaute Occasions.
It takes three shades of eye shadow to shape the eye:
Robert illustrates the basic three-shade application technique for the best results in shades that complement and enhance eye colors.
Robert will share fantastic makeup looks for special evenings and occasions. Included are tips for photography makeup to help to define your best features.

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

The San Diego Chargers and their winning season have been occupying my blogging time and I apologize for not posting for awhile, but my team is currently 11-2 and I am so proud of them. I've caught Charger Fever!

Monday, December 04, 2006

Holiday Gift Ideas - This great Manicure/Pedicure kit is a winner. It's called the Cutiekit, Your Professional Manicure Pedicare Tool Kit and it's your very own set of tools to take to the salon with you when you go for a manicure or pedicure.

For more great holiday gift ideas, click here.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Holiday 2006 Glamour Looks - It's all about the shimmer and the shine. Subtle sparkles will give you just the right look for all those fabulous holiday parties. For the body, try a shimmery body lotion. For the face, accent your regular makeup with shimmery highlights. Put a splash of a sparkly creme-to-powder eyeshadow on the outside of your eyes, just below the browbone. Use the same product to place a dot of color on the inside corner of your eyelid.
Top your lipstick with a touch of ultra shimmery lip gloss on just the center of your top and bottom lips.
Select a cream blush that has just a hint of sparkle to it. Blend well! The trick is to make it look like someone ran up and pinched your cheeks to make them rosy. You don't want stripes on your face.
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Friday, December 01, 2006

Give Your Hands a Hand! They put up with a lot and the skin on your hands deserves to be taken care of. The skin on the back of your hands contains very few oil glands. That's why hands tend to show their age more than almost any other body part. Keep the skin on your hands moisturized. Use a good hand cream and remember to wear gloves when cleaning, gardening or doing the dishes. Take care of your hands and they will take care of you.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Earring Organizer - this one rocks! Check it out, there's even a slipcover for it so you can take it on travel with you. Would make a great holiday gift too.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Eye Makeup Remover - Using one is your best bet for keeping the skin around your eye area looking its best. You won't believe how often I see women applying their facial cleanser to their eyelids and around their eyes. Generally, facial cleansers are not meant to be used in that area. Remember, the skin around your eyes is extremely delicate and it will show age quicker than any other facial feature. Invest in a good oil-free type of eye makeup remover and believe me, your eyes will thank you!

Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!
Have a safe and happy holiday.
Instead of battling the crowds tomorrow, shop from your seat and not your feet. Check out my online shopping site.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Shop Til You Drop! Wow! Yesterday I had a couple of appointments in the morning and after that my husband told me to get in the car and that he was taking me shopping. We drove through the beautiful countryside all the way out to Charlottesville, VA stopping at all the motorcycle dealerships along the way of course, like Waugh Harley-Davidson, Virginia Power Motor Sports, Jarman's Sportcycles, and even a trip to the Fashion Square Mall. We ended up needing to buy dog food before we got home so we stopped in at the PetSmart located at Short Pump Town Center in the West End of Richmond. I was floored! I used to live in the Wellesely apartments right near there and it was nothing but woods when I lived there! Amazing. It's a huge outdoor mall, which works REAL well in San Diego, like at Horton Plaza. In Virginia, though, it doesn't work quite as well. It was freezing cold and windy with some raindrops falling and an outdoor mall was just not where I wanted to be.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Whew! What a Busy Week I had! I'm so glad I can have a day with no appointments to sit back and take a little breather, especially on a day like today. Above average temperatures for late November and a lot of bright sunshine. Maybe I'll be able to finally get to this book I ordered so I can post of a review of it here on the blog.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Lip Gloss Tips, a quick hip lipgloss tip.

Lip gloss can be worn over your favorite lipstick for added shine or alone for natural and healthy looking lips. Women over 40 should wear lip gloss to help them achieve a more youthful look. A natural lip gloss color is the best when you want to keep the color you have but want some extra shine.
If you'll be applying a lip gloss over lipstick, you should pick a lip gloss color close to the lipstick color. Do not apply lip gloss over the entire lips or your lips may appear to be heavy and fake. By putting a small amount of lip gloss just on the center of both the top and lower lips you'll have the perfect slightly pouty look with just a hint of shine.

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Went to a Fashion Show on Saturday. Helped the models with their makeup and then got to sit back and enjoy the show. Scarves will be big for the season. Click here for a cool scarf tying guide. Chain belts and big necklaces are also in. My favorite part of the show was a reversible skirt with a hem that was ruched all around the edge and longer in the back than it was in the front. Very cool.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Veterans Day. A BIG Thank-you to those who have served our country. You are truly heroic and I admire your bravery and courage! God Bless You!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I did something new and different yesterday. I worked at a polling station for the elections in Maryland. A 13-hour shift! Our station had good representation from the campaigns of Collins Bailey, Jay Bala, Peter Murphy, Mike Lukas, Steve Warner and a few others.
Many thanks to the people who worked there with me! We had a fun time and kept each other laughing despite the rain that began falling around 2pm and the temperatures in the mid-50's.
Boy was I ready for a nice home pedicure and footbath after all that time on my feet!

Friday, November 03, 2006

Acne Treatment Comparison from this morning's episode of NBC's Today show revealed that all the effective treatments contained benzoyl peroxide. I have received great feedback on this treatment and that's the one I recommend.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Unique Halloween Haircut: A friend of mine cuts hair, and this is how her son wanted his hair cut for Halloween. Go Tyler!
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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Trick-or-Treater Total from last night: 6

We had a skeleton, angel, Tony Stewart with a boy dressed as a girl, and then two older boys dressed as girls. Wow, I wish they had called me ahead of time for makeup advice...

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween, everyone! Have a safe and fun one!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

My Celebrity Look-A-Likes. I matched with Gia Carangi at over 60% - wow. This is an old picture though. I'll re-try later with a current pic.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Protect your fingernails - especially when playing frisbee! I lost a couple of nails yesterday evening while tossing a frisbee around with my dogs. I did not have any sort of coating on my nails. There's a really nice nail hardener with actual diamond chips in it. There are many different kinds, depending on what shape your nails are in (weak, paper thin, peel easily, etc.) so head out to the drugstore and find something to help your nails. I found some cool glow-in-the-dark nail polish for Halloween!

Thursday, October 26, 2006

New Book by Linda Wells, Editor for Allure magazine. I saw a clip about this on the morning news. One beauty tip talked about using the corner of a paper matchbook to separate lashes after applying mascara. Pretty interesting. I'm gonna check the book out. Here's the product link in case you'd like to as well.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

It's freezing cold and windy here today! Hand cream, lip balm and extra hairspray are a must.
Sunday is a big glamour shot photo session so I'm getting some of my in-town clients ready for that. It's always a blast! There's a professional hairstylist to take care of the hair, and then I get to work on the makeup portion and get them camera-ready for the professional photographer. Photo session makeup colors must be chosen carefully, or they won't show up on film.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Dry Winter Skin: How to Deal with it by Katrina Price

Feeling like a refrigerated raisin is often not the best way to enjoy the winter season and the joyous holidays that accompany it. Here are some tips on how to deal with dry winter skin.

Your skin in winter can become dry to the point of being painful. I myself began feeling the effects of the cooler weather in early October. My lips became tender and chapped, and I had to switch to a different formula of daily facial cleanser because the exfoliating beads in my current cleanser were irritating my skin. I’ll have to limit my daily exfoliation to just twice a week. Also my hands and feet became very dry.

Indoors you’re subjected to dry heat and outdoors you’re bombarded with harsh winter UV rays from the sun and chilling winds. Yes, the sun’s rays are still just as dangerous as in summer and they will reflect off any snowy surfaces, bouncing the rays right back on to you. You’re going to need a good facial moisturizer with SPF in it.

Here are some more tips to help you combat dry winter skin:
Use a lip balm (preferably with SPF) and do not lick your lips under any circumstances. That just makes it worse. Keep your hands moisturized with a good quality hand cream.

Drink plenty of water and limit your alcohol intake. Alcohol is a dehydrator.

Buy a humidifier if you don’t already have one. It may help keep your heating bills down as well. You know, the whole heat and humidity thing. Think Amazon rainforest.

Use a shower filter. It will filter out the skin-drying chlorine in your tap water. Avoid hot water even though it feels good on a cold winter morning. It will only strip your skin of its natural oils and cause water to evaporate more quickly. Also, it pays to switch from soap which can dry the skin, to a silky body wash which will help your skin retain moisture. Pat your skin dry when exiting the shower, don’t rub. Apply a nice moisturizer to help seal in moisture.

When the humidity drops to 50 percent or less, you will need to pay even more attention to your moisturization routine. Stay away from harsh scrubs or cleansers since they will eliminate most of the skin’s oils and dry your skin out more easily. This applies to skin care products as well as cleaning products.

My favorite winter skin care tip is before you go to bed, apply a thick, rich moisturizer to your feet, concentrating on the heel area. Then put on a nice cushy pair of socks. When you wake up your feet will be soft and smooth and well-hydrated.

Not paying attention to extremely dry skin can lead to health issues and act as a welcome mat for rashes and skin infections. So take good care of your skin and enjoy your winter!

Katrina Price is a skin care consultant and the owner of http://www.skincareteacher.comand it’s accompanying blog,

Saturday, October 21, 2006 Rocks! Go to the search box at and enter these search terms one by one:
katrina price
skin care and glamour
skin care expert
What do you see? ME! Well, links to my sites, anyway.
Results at Yahoo! Search are not that shabby, either for the term skin care and glamour

Friday, October 20, 2006

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Skin Care Begins While We're Young By Kadence Buchanan

The skin care industry is a virtual goldmine. With more women and even men growing more aware of the need to care for their skin, the skin care industry seems poised to get even bigger in the decades to come.

Already, the industry has shown a segmentation of various products that cater to specific market niches. There are cleansers, moisturizers and other skin care products for women as well as for men, and these are further divided by skin type or skin color as well as by age and lifestyle.

Overall, however, they share one single purpose: to make the skin beautiful - which is to say, to make the skin look fresh, young, vibrant and healthy. Nothing makes a person look younger - or older, for that matter - than their skin. Our skin is the first thing other people see and assess
In terms of skin care, the importance of starting young cannot be stressed enough. Many beauty experts believe that the sooner you start taking care of your skin, the better. Even children will benefit from constantly washing their face and hands as well as staying away from the sun. Over-exposure to the sun is the single biggest reason for the premature aging of skin.
The sun's UV radiation rays can also create free radicals (split oxygen molecules that are corrosive) tht damage the elastic proteins that the skin needs to keep it tight, causing sagging skin with prolonged and continuing exposure.

Teaching teenagers that tobacco and alcohol can make their age faster and look bad may well be the most effective way of making them avoid these vices, especially considering how sensitive teenagers can be about their appearance.

The general rule about health - that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure - applies to the skin as well. Once your skin has become weathered, sagging and wrinkled, there is no way to turn back the clock except perhaps through surgery. However, going under the knife is not an ideal method.

In the final analysis, bad skin is simply the result of a lifetime of accumulated bad habits. Paying attention to this process and taking steps early can give us a lifetime of great-looking skin.
Kadence Buchanan writes articles on many topics including Health, Nutrition, and Computers
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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Razor Burn - Seven Tips On How To Prevent It
By Mike Jones

Razor burn is caused by hair that is pushed back into the follicle. It can become inflamed and then develop into an ingrown hair.
Use these seven suggestions to minimize the risk of razor burn:
#1 Use a clean, sharp razor each time
#2 Always shave in the direction of the hair growth
#3 Shave after your shower
#4 For some using a shaving oil or gel rather than a cream helps avoid clogging the pores (For others a cream works better -experimentation may be needed)
#5 Avoid passing the razor over the same area numerous times
#6. If razor burn appears, apply an aloe-vera based cortisone cream twice a day to soothe the skin and reduce redness.
#7. Use Ingrown Hair Treatment to treat or prevent ingrown hairs when shaving and eliminate razor burn.
Additional shaving tips:
Avoid shaving when first getting up after sleep as body fluids make the skin puffy making it more difficult to shave the hair. After 20 or 30 minutes the skin becomes more taut so the hair shaft is more exposed making it easier.
Don't stay in the bath too long before shaving. The skin will shrivel after eight minutes or so making it difficult to get a smooth, close shave.
The more repeat strokes over an area of skin the greater risk of irritation. To remove stray hairs which are not removed after one or two passes with the razor, use a pop-up trimmer.
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Sunday, October 15, 2006

Cold Weather Skin Care Tips: With cooler weather here you'll definitely want to be sure and keep your skin moisturized and hydrated. Keep a travel-sized tube of hand cream with you wherever you go. Try incorporating a night cream for your face into your skin care routine. The sun's rays can be very harmful in winter so be sure and wear your SPF. Also, chapped lips are always a problem this time of year. Use a lip balm to keep them smooth and hydrated. My favorite winter skincare tip is to rub a thick moisture lotion onto your feet before you go to bed, and put a thick pair of socks on. In the morning, your feet will be smooth and soft!
To find/buy products mentioned in this article, click the top link on this page.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Eye Creams - What a difference they can make!

Check out these before and after shots of the eye area. Notice the lines and creases just under the eye in the top photo.

Stress, fatigue, and the damaging effects of the sun can really take a toll on your skin, especially the delicate eye area. That's why using an eye cream is SO important.
When applying products to the eye area, use your ring finger since it is your weakest finger and will do the least amount of damage. Also, be careful not to rub your eyes too often. When removing eye makeup, use an eye makeup remover, not your facial cleanser.
For more tips, visit

Friday, October 06, 2006

I haven't been posting much this week, I've been working on a makeover of a different kind. See for the details. I went to the game in Baltimore last weekend and it was a good time, even though they lost by just 3 points. We're ready for the Steelers on Sunday nite!

Monday, October 02, 2006

Product Order of Application: Evening Routine
Eye Makeup Remover, Cleanser, Moisturizer, any additional Moisturizers, Eye Cream
Product Order of Application: Morning Routine
Cleanser, Microdermabrasion (2x/week only), Acne Treatment Products (skip acne products on days using Microdermabrasion), Sunblocks, Moisturizer, Eye Cream, Concealer, Foundation, Powder, Lip Liner, Color Cosmetics, Mascara.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Basic Skincare For Different Skin Types By Karla Gae Pascua

Using the wrong skincare product is not only a waste of money, it can also lead to irreversible skin conditions. But in order to choose the most appropriate products for your skin, you must first determine whether you have oily, dry, a combination of the two or normal skin.

Remember that every regimen has to be tailored to your skin and as the condition of your skin varies from time to time, so does your skin care regimen. There are basically four main steps in skincare—cleansing, toning, moisturizing and protecting.

When cleansing, avoid rinsing with hot or cold water as extreme temperatures encourage the development of broken capillaries and dry skin. Use tepid water and rinse off cleansers thoroughly. Cleansing scrubs may be used if you have oily skin but don’t overdo it; that only stimulates the oil glands to produce more oil.

After cleansing the face and neck areas with a mild product, you may apply toners to close pores that the cleansing process may have opened. Toners remove traces of cleanser and produce a tight, refreshed feeling when they evaporate. Remember that toners may not adequately remove all traces of a make-up cleanser so you should use a cleanser first, especially if your skin is oily.

Now for moisturizers. When we speak of moisturizing the skin, we are really talking about moisturizing the dead layer of the skin (stratum corneum) that is visible. When you get out of the bath, the stratum corneum is moisturized but it doesn’t stay this way for long. In order to moisturize the skin, one has to put water into the stratum corneum and keep it there. This is exactly what moisturizers do.

Oily skin may not need moisturizers in the first place. If you need moisturizing, choose those that are oil-free. If you have normal or dry skin, use water-based moisturizers. If the skin gets too dry, switch to one that contains more oil than water. If you have skin types, you can treat the oily and dry areas with the respective formulae or leave the oily untreated and treat only the dry areas with the appropriate formula.

After cleansing and moisturizing, use a product that will protect the skin against sun-damage to delay the tell tale signs of ageing. Use a sunscreen for oily skin during the day. It also helps to moisturize the skin and serves as a base for make-up. If the skin is very oily, a gel formulation may be more appropriate. For normal, dry and combination skin types, protective sunscreens may be applied during the day.

Skincare need not be complicated so clear the confusion and debunk the myths. Know and stick to basic skincare and achieve the healthy, beautiful skin that you’ve always dreamed of.

About the Author: Karla Gae L. Pascua is a senior copywriter at Agatep Associates, Inc., one of the country's leading public relations agencies. Pascua has been writing professionally for over a decade, seven years of which were under the stewardship of the industry's acknowledged father of public relations, former UST professor, and journalism textbook author, Charlie Agatep.


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Moisturize your neck area. Don't forget when you're putting moisturizer on your face, put some also on your neck area. This will help keep the "tukey gobble" from forming on your neck later in life.

Monday, September 25, 2006

A Great Manicure
Step 1– Nail polish remover. Hold cotton ball/pad for a second or two to help lift off color. Do top of nail and underneath the nail.
Step 2– Apply hand cream to soften cuticles.
Step 3– Wrap orange stick in cotton and push back cuticles. Trimming cuticles with scissors or“peelers” can lead to infection and hangnails.
Step 4– Use facial toner to remove oil and hand crème.
Step 5- Shape nails with emery board. File in one direction, don’t saw back and forth on natural nails. Choose shape for your hands. If you use your hands a lot choose rounded squares, they maintain strength better and prevent breaking and chipping best. If you want your hands to appear longer, choose ovals. Don’t file sides. That cause snails to split.
Step 6– Apply base coat — helps smooth out surface flaws by filling in ridges and weakspots which can lead to breakage. Be sure to flatten brush out when you use it. This will keep layers thin. Paint under nail tip and across tip of nail. Allow 2-3 minutes to dry.
Step 7– Apply color same way as base coat. Don’t bring the initial coat all the way down to the cuticle. Leave a tiny bit of space, this helps the base coat adhere better. Try to use 3 strokes; one in center, one on each side, and finish with nail tip. Allow 2-3 minutes to dry between coats. Apply second coat by starting all the way at the base of the cuticle. Use as few strokes as possible. Allow2-3 minutes to dry.
Step 8 - Apply a top coat , it helps protect enamel from smudging, chipping and nicking, and helps nails dry to a hard finish in minutes. Apply top coat as thin as possible. Remember to flatten the brush out. Use the three stroke technique. Apply top coat under tip of nail and across nail tip ridge. Allow 2-3 minutes to dry.
The day after the manicure, be sure to massage in hand crème.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Eyeshadow Tips for Different Eye Shapes

If you have a fuller, HOODED EYE: highlight the brow inside the hood using a light color, then take a midtone color and accent the lashline into the outer hooded area towards the brow.

WIDE SET eyes are when you have more than one eye space between them. Don’t put color on outer edge of the eye, you want to push them together and accent the inner eye.

SMALLER EYES (so much lid): Highlight the lid to open them up and give brighteness.

DEEP SET EYES: Bring the eye out to you. Don’t go too dark on the lid. Highlight the lid and contour above the crease. PUSH dry powder up where lashes grow (on the top lashes) to fill them in after one application of mascara to make the powder stick.

CLOSE-SET EYES: Less than one eye space apart. Highlight inside of lid to give the illusion that the eyes are farther apart. Apply accent or darker colors as far out as possible.

DROOPY EYES: They turn down at the outside corner. Concentrate mascara on inside and middle lashes to open up the eyes. Don’t do mascara on the outer lashes as you don’t want to accent the droopiness.

If you wear GLASSES: You don’t have to do darker colors because you wear glasses, you just need more intense color.
For more tips, visit

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Eyeshadow Tips

All eyeshadows have warm undertones and 85% of women need a warm undertone. You cannot shape the eye with a color (example: blue) you must neutralize it first with a warm color. Eye makeup does NOT need to match your clothing anymore. Also, don’t wear blue eyeshadow because you have blue eyes. You CAN, but, it won’t intensify the blue. Most people think it will make them stand out more. It won’t make the color stronger.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Concealers - Helpful info and tips

Yellow concealer conteracts everything! Use the yellow to hide and cover things. Use a light ivory concealer-it’s a great highlighter- you can put it under or mix it into your foundation for a sheen look.
If you have any scarring, scars don’t have pores so it wont grip the foundation. You need to put concealer on your scars so it will grip the foundation for coverage. Good to do it twice before applying foundation.

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Eye Area Makeup Tips for dark circles, bags, and dry areas

If you have dark circles under your eyes, that's bruising blood vessels. Drinking lots of water helps dark circles. Apply a light ivory concealer to the dark circles (but NOT below them) and don’t extend all the way up to the lashes as it would make your eyes appear closed in. Blend it upward and outward.
If you have under eye bags, skin is puffy and creates a shadow underneath. Apply a shade lighter of concealer to the shadowed area of the bag. Blend it on the sides and make sure to lighten the shadow.
If you are dry under the eye, make sure you are wearing eyecreams. Pat it on the problem and in a couple minutes, rub it in and then apply makeup.
Thanks to Jodi Even!

Monday, September 18, 2006

What's Your Face Shape?
Mine's probably square, although I hate the thought of a square face. Makes me think of those little Lego people. Well, I guess their's were both square AND round, weren't they?

OVAL: broad at face, tapers at chin
ROUND: shorter, fairly wide, full cheeks and chin
HEART: broader forehead and cheeks and narrows to chin
PEAR: broader at cheeks and jaw and narrows on the forehead
SQUARE: all four corners have a tendency to be seen
LONG: Narrow and long

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Medium Lip Makeup Tips
If you have medium lips, try this makeup application technique:

Apply a lip primer to keep your lipstick from feathering and to help it stay on longer. Let dry before applying other lip products.
Using a lip liner, line the natural edge of your lips and then fill in the lips with the liner. This provides a good base for the lipstick. Apply lipstick to the top lip, working from the center outwards. Next, apply lipstick to bottom lip, sweeping the color from corner to corner. Select a coordinating lipgloss and apply just to the center of your top and bottom lips.
For more tips, visit

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Thin Lip Makeup Tips
If you have thin lips, and would like to make them appear fuller, try this!

Using lip liner, draw a line slightly above the natural top lip and around the bottom lip lines. Color lips in completely with lip liner as a base that will help your lipstick stay on longer.
Dab a small amount of concealer to the center of the top and bottom lips.
Apply lipstick to top lip, starting at the center and working outwards to the corners. Apply lipstick to bottom lip, going from corner to corner. Apply lip gloss to the center of the top and bottom lips to help make lips look fuller.
For more tips, visit

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Hydration and Moisturization Notes

Hydrating the skin adds water to it, and using a moisturizer locks the hydration in and maintains proper hydration on the surface of the skin to keep it from drying out. It does this by increasing the water-holding ability of the skin with molecules called humetctants, and covering and sealing the skin with an emollient to maintain and replenish the skin's water barrier which is broken down by constant cleansing of the skin.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Chargers: 27, Raiders: 0 SPANK!
That's the football fan in me coming out. I grew up in San Diego, remember? Go Bolts!
Oh! I keep forgetting to post that my cutiekit arrived and it is indeed very cute. It's got all the tools needed for a great manicure or pedicure and you take it with you to the salon so you know that they'll be working on you with clean tools.

Monday, September 11, 2006

I Remember:
Adele Sessa
Age: 36
Occupation: equities trader, Cantor Fitzgerald
Location: World Trade Center

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Saturday, September 09, 2006

My fingernail is almost fully grown back in after they had to remove the nail in May when I broke the tip of my finger. There's a thin layer of nail towards the tip, and from the middle of the nail back to the cuticle, there's a thicker layer coming in. I'm so glad it grew back. The doctor told me sometimes they don't.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Skin Care Products - What they are and what they do

Cleanser - comes in bar or lotion form, effectively clears away impurities
Mask - exfoliates because dry skin dulls the face
Toner - restores the skin's pH balance
Moisturizer - hydrates the skin and firms and softens
Foundation - helps protect skin against the elements
If you don't like to wear foundation, try one of the new tinted moisturizers that are out now.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

"All Natural" Skin Care Products

If a product is truly ‘all natural’ it would have a very short shelf life and/or would need to be refrigerated. If the product directions don’t tell the consumer to refrigerate it or that it will expire in a short time it is not ‘all natural’. Most products need to have a synthetic preservative in it so it lasts, and they need to be uniformly manufactured and in large quantities so being all natural would not even be feasible. Also, all natural product ingredients would be varied by too much rain, too little rain, and a number of other variables.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

It's National Skincare Awareness Month!

September is National Skincare Awareness Month, founded by Renee Rouleau. Visit and take the time to get more educated on:
+Protecting your skin from sun damage
+Diet and lifestyle and how they affect your skin
+Proper skin care routine
+Myths & facts about skin care products

Friday, September 01, 2006

Eyebrow Tweezing

I need to tweeze my eyebrows today. I usually tweeze them, I've only had them waxed a couple of times. My contact lenses are a real hinderance when I'm trying to get a good close look at my brows, so I have to take them out and get right up close to the mirror. For getting the correct shape, I found some great information at this site.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Mineral Oil

WHAT IS MINERAL OIL? The mineral oil used in foods, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics is a colorless, odorless, tasteless oil that has excellent emollient, lubrication and solvent properties and a long shelf-life. Cosmetic-grade, pharmaceutical-grade and food-grade mineral oils are highly purified and refined, and meet exacting standards and specifications for composition and purity. All mineral oils originate from fractions ofpetroleum, but those used in cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and foods undergo numerous purifying and refining processes.

WHICH IS BETTER, MINERAL OIL OR VEGTABLE OIL? As usual, which is better depends on the intended use. All oils have varying degrees of emollient and lubricating properties and can be used as solvents for other beneficial ingredients in particular products. Because some vegetable oils can spoil or become rancid when exposed to air, antioxidants and preservatives must be added to products containing these oils so these products have an adequate shelf-life. Since mineral oil does not have these shelf-life problems, formulators often combine vegetable and mineral oil in the same product to obtain “the best of both worlds.”

WHY IS MINERAL OIL USED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS? IS IT A “FILLER” AS SOME COMPETITORS CLAIM? Mineral oil is used as an emollient, lubricant and solvent for other ingredients. Because it assists the skin in retaining moisture, it is often used in moisturizers, skin supplements and foundation makeups, particularly in products formulated for dry or normal skin. Because of mineral oil’s excellent solvent properties, it is often used in cleansers intended to remove oil based makeup, including eye makeup removers. Mineral oil is often or frequently selected as a cosmetic ingredient to obtain the benefits of these very valuable qualities.

WHAT IS THE SAFETY OF MINERAL OIL? Mineral oils that qualify as cosmetic-grade, pharmaceutical-grade and food-grade have excellent records of safety. Many dermatologists and researchers use mineral oil as a vehicle when performing patch tests on other materials, because mineral oil virtually never causes allergic reactions.

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Your Aging Skin

At 20 years—The skin on the face is still free of wrinkles.
At 25 years—The first wrinkles appear on the forehead and under the eyes. Laughlines become apparent.
At 30 years—“Crow’s feet” develop at the corners of the eyes.
At 40 years—Permanent wrinkles begin to appear in the area from the ears to the neck.
At 50 years—Wrinkles appear around the nose, ear lobes, and chin. The skin is noticeably drier.
At 55 years—Folds form at the nape of the neck and mostly on the areas exposed to sunlight. Hyper-pigmentation or discoloration begins.
At 60 years—Wrinkles around the mouth deepen and the cheeks begin to sag.
At 70 years—Wrinkles begin to overlap, forming a crisscrossing net of creases. Pigmentation is now quite evident.
Although these changes are typical, there may be exceptions. The proper use of cleansers, moisturizers and cosmetics is essential to maintaining a youthful appearance. Visit for more information.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Peptides and Vitamins for Skin Care FAQ

1) Is Pentapeptide 3 truly the "breakthrough" in fighting fine lines and wrinkles?
Yes, as well as Retinyl Palmitate they are both great Vitamin A derivatives.

2) Why does our skin need Collagen?
Collagen plumps up the skin and causes it to look firmer.

3) So what does Pentapeptide 3 do for our Collagen?
Collagen is a skin conditioner that imparts smoothness of the skin. The ingredients Pentapeptide 3 and Retinyl Palmitate both cause your body to produce its own collagen which causes the skin to look pumped up (firmer).

4) Why do we now have Pentapeptide 3 and Retinyl Palmitate instead of Alpha Hydroxy
They took the place of Alpha Hydroxy Acids because the Pentapeptide 3 and Retinyl Palmitate ingredients are much gentler for our skin and because they are a Vitamin A derivative. Your skin needs many vitamins but Vitamin A is what has the most effect on helping your skin to produce it's own Collagen.

5) Does Vitamin C help reduce and repair Sun Damage?
Yes, Ascorbyl Palmitate, which Doctors say is the best form of Vitamin C does help to repair Sun Damage and can protect the skin from UV damage.

6) What about Vitamin E?
Vitamin E (Tocopheryl Acetate) is stronger and more effective at repairing skin damage.

7) What about Vitamin B?
Vitamin B is super for providing your skin with a healthy glow and also for moisture retention that helps prevent drying out of the skin. When skin dries out it is like a raisin, it can form wrinkles. Vitamin B is called Niacin and also Pantothenic Acid. It’s really good for those with Sensitive skin.

8) I have heard that Vitamin K is great for dark circles, is it really? And is that all it's
good for? Vitamin K does help to repair dark under eye circles but it is also a good defense for discoloration under the eyes. Vitamin K is also great for redness, spider veins and bruises. Vitamin K is also used as a treatment for spider veins because it enters through the pores all the way to the damaged capillary or artery and helps the blood to clot, thus stopping any seepage (which is often the cause of dark circles) and allowing the tissue to heal itself. Vitamin C is also known for its ability to diminish dark circles.

Monday, August 28, 2006

Tick Bite Leaves Red Mark

I was bitten by a tick on the chest area about 7 years ago and the red mark is still there. It's similar to this picture. Very annoying, as I'm not a fan of skin imperfections. After removing the tick I went to the doctor and got on antibiotics so I wouldn't get Lyme disease, or tick bite fever (rickettsia). I'm not a fan of drugs either so I didn't enjoy that treatment too much. My favorite tick removal tool is the De-Ticker because it's much easier to use than tweezers. Okay, so their theme song on the website is kinda hokey but the tool works! It allows complete removal of the entire tick. I bought mine at the Vet. Wish I had owned one 7 years ago when that other tick bit me. Might not have left a red mark.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Holiday 2006 Gift Service catalogs will be mailed tomorrow. I've been busy stapling and labeling them today. The special deal is this: Order $150 worth of gifts and pay only $100! The ordering deadline for this special is Sept. 10th. If you'd like to receive a copy of the catalog, click here to e-mail me. Please note, I can only ship within the U.S.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

The Spa Night went extremely well, even though we didn't have as high a turnout as we did in June. The pedicure station was fun! I usually work the sunless tan station so I wasn't sure what all to expect. Our local Tastefully Simple rep, Cathy Lyon "catered" the event and all the dips and breads she brought were awesome! LOVE the black bean salsa dip, which was layered under cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Yum!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Since I'm running the Pedicure booth at our Spa Night event tonight, I got to thinking about the tools I'll be needing to bring, just to make sure I'm not forgetting anything. How I wish the clients would bring their own tools/supplies - kind of like this kit from Cutiekit, Your Professional Manicure Pedicare Tool Kit

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Today I'm working on getting ready for a big Spa Night event taking place tomorrow night. I get to run the Pedicure station this time. I really enjoy these events, it's such a fun girls night out.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Skin Care for Rosacea

Rosacea (say row-ZAY-sha), a chronic skin inflammation is a facial skin disorder which affects an estimated 15 million Americans, most of whom don't know they have it. In a study, over three-fourths of people polled were not familiar with rosacea.

What causes rosacea? That remains to be seen. It is not contagious. It may be hereditary, and people of Scottish, Welsh, Irish, English and eastern European descent note higher rates of rosacea than other ethnic groups.

What does it feel like? Most sufferers complain of itchy facial skin along with burning and stinging. Some people may even experience edema, a swelling of the face. Eyes can feel gritty and dry. Swelling of the nose due to excess tissue is not uncommon.
Due to rosacea’s acne-like effects, many sufferers report a feeling of lower self-confidence, and some even avoid public situations.

Symptoms include eyes that are watery, sunburn-like redness on cheeks, nose, chin or forehead, bumps or pimples, and small visible blood vessels. It can often start as a red patch on the cheek or another part of the face, and then spread to other parts of the face. This is not to be confused with a red, almost always smooth (no bumps or pimples) “butterfly” pattern that often appears across the bridge of the nose in those with Lupus.

It helps to keep a diary and log which items are triggers for episodes of rosacea. In almost all cases, people who identified what triggers a rosacea onset for them had great success by simply avoiding those items. Here are some of the most common triggers: wind, sun exposure, emotional stress, alcohol, spicy foods, strenuous exercise, hot or cold weather, hot baths, heated beverages and certain skin care products.

That being said, here’s how to care for your skin if you have rosacea. Perform a gentle cleansing of the facial skin every morning with a mild soap or non-abrasive cleanser. Smooth it on your skin gently using your fingertips. Avoid loofahs, brushes or sponges. Rinse the skin with lukewarm water and gently pat skin dry with a soft towel. Half of all rosacea sufferers tend to have dry or flaky skin. If this is the case, use a facial skin moisturizer after cleansing.

There is no medical evidence that links rosacea with skin cancer, but sufferers may be more likely to develop skin cancer later in life because of their light complexions and their heightened sensitivity to UV radiation from the sun.

Natural treatments are effective in managing rosacea’s symptoms and may include the almighty B Vitamins, hydrochloric acid supplements, pancreatic enzymes, azelaic acid, topical antibacterial herb creams, dietary modification and immune system enhancement. Colon cleanses have also proven successful in the elimination of many disorders, including rosacea.

Katrina Price is a nine-year veteran of the skin care and cosmetics industry. More information and a gentle skin care set compatible with those suffering from Rosacea can be found at her site,

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Good Hair Day...

...but a no-so-good makeup day. Darn my hooded eyes! Oh, how I miss the old "wake and shake" hairdo. A tumbling mass of curls, all silky and shiny. This pic is 10 years old.

Friday, August 18, 2006

ACNE Sufferers: Check out the Before and After pictures on the Beauty Tips A-L page at Pretty amazing!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

I think I'm finally getting over my cold. Will still have to miss my H.S. Reunion out on the west coast, though. I was looking forward to it. With the way airline security is this week, I'm happy to stay put. I can't imagine my carry-on consisting of a few items thrown into a plastic zipper baggie.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Microdermabrasion Matters

It should almost be called microepidermabrasion since the treatment affects the epidermis. Here’s some info on the microdermabrasion process, which some are calling an instant facelift.

Microdermabrasion is the name given to buffing away the surface layer (stratum corneum) of the skin using tiny jagged granules. This layer of skin carries all your blemishes, tiny wrinkle lines and other imperfections. It’s a barrier, yet minute molecules still make it through. The microdermabrasion procedure can take place at home, a salon, or a doctors office. Most people think of microdermabrasion as a treatment for the face, but it is also performed on arms, hands, chest and neck areas.

Home kits are sold with or without tools. I personally prefer the latter. Mine consists of two steps, a cream with tiny rough granules in it, the same material that is used in the professional treatments, and a serum to apply after you’ve washed the granules off your skin, to soothe and moisturize it. I do this twice a week.

What happens during the process is that you’re breaking up the surface layer of skin, and the body responds to this by rushing to replace the lost skin cells with new ones. This improves the surface of the skin, because the new cells that come in look and feel smoother. Imperfections such as damage from the sun, blemishes and fine wrinkles are erased. Any lotions and creams you apply now will make it through to the lower layers of skin and therefore be more effective.

People with certain conditions are not good candidates for a professional microdermabrasion treatment. However, a topical application may still be fine. These conditions include Diabetes, Lupus, Dermatitis, those taking anti-coagulants, open sores, Herpes, moderate acne, weak/fragile capillaries, Psoriasis, Eczema, skin or vascular lesions, and active Rosacea.

If professional microdermabrasion treatment is done incorrectly, the skin can become bruised or discolored, especially in the lip area. Blemishes can occur if the machine’s vacuum tension on the skin is uneven. Anywhere from one to three passes over the skin with the tool are done. Be prepared for mild swelling and redness that can last anywhere from an hour to as much as two days. The cost of such a treatment is around $200 and usually requires repeat visits throughout the year.

Results of Microdermabrasion treatments are noticeable within the first or second application. You’re gonna love what you see!

Katrina Price offers her insights into the world of skin care and cosmetics. More information about microdermabrasion and other topics can be found at

Monday, August 07, 2006

Developed a cold over the weekend. Oh Boy! Also got my new Inspiration and Motivation blog up and running at My goal with it is to help people stay motivated and focused on their way to success. That's what FOCUS stands for, after all: Follow One Course Until Successful!

Friday, August 04, 2006

Sunless Tan Tips and Tricks

Everyone wants that healthy glow. Here’s how to get one without the use of the sun or tanning beds.

You can have a glowing tan all year round. Stay out of the sun and give your skin a natural looking tan with a sunless tanning lotion. They’ve come a long way in the past few years. No more orange skin! This is the procedure I follow when applying sunless tanning lotions. I’ve been using them for years and have found that this way works the best.

First, shower and exfoliate with a buffing cream, sugar scrub, or loofah all over, concentrating on your drier areas like elbows, heels and knees. After your shower, apply moisturizer to those drier areas. Put on disposable gloves and apply sunless tanner full strength or use equal parts of sunless tanner with body lotion or a sunscreen lotion. Go back over drier areas with an old towel to absorb excess tanner. Try applying the sunless tanner to tops of feet with a cosmetic wedge. This will allow you to control the application better. Careful between the toes! The lotion tends to pool there. If you didn’t wear gloves, wash your palms thoroughly at this point. Wear old/loose clothing around the house for about 20 minutes before dressing.If you don't have a sunless tanner made especially for faces, follow these steps if you want to use the tanner on your face as well.Start with clean dry face, no makeup or oil. Put petroleum jelly on eyebrows and along hairline. Use dime-sized amount of sunless tanner mixed with facial moisturizer and massage in a circular motion, avoiding eyelids, apply lightly around lips and chin. Spread up to hairline and behind ears. Wipe off the petroleum jelly and adjust your makeup accordingly.To maintain your tan, reapply every 3-5 days. After showering, pat dry - don’t rub. Use a moisturizing lotion daily. If your skin starts to look scaly, slough off the dead skin cells by repeating the process from the beginning.
Other helpful hints:
Careful on the inner part of your elbows. Lotion will tend to pool into the crevices here and you’ll end up with darker areas.
If joints are too dark, use the scrub.Streaks? Tone them down with a cotton ball soaked in astringent, nail polish remover, or a slice of lemon.If you missed a spot, apply sunless tanner to the area, wait for it to dry, and apply another light layer over it and the surrounding area to blend.If your palms are too dark because you didn’t wear gloves, use a sugar scrub or wash your hair. Shampoo will fade the color on your hands.Not dark enough? Reapply the next day for a darker tan.

And there you have it! Treat yourself to a sun-kissed glow today!

Katrina Price has over nine years experience as a skin care and cosmetics consultant. Visit for even more helpful hints and information.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Fingernails – Nailing the Nail Care Routine

Next time you have the urge to open a can of soda with your fingernails, go find a spoon or other utensil instead. When dialing a phone number, use the eraser end of a pencil on the keypad. Fingernails should not be used as tools!

In this article we’ll go over some great nail care information to help keep those ten friends looking their best!

Every week, take a few minutes and care for your nails this way:
Remove old polish with a cotton ball that has non-acetone polish remover on it.
File each nail gently from corner to center, and do not file in a back-and-forth see-sawing motion. You are not a lumberjack! The nail may split or develop ridges. Also, don’t file the sides of your nails.
Soak your hands in warm sudsy water and allow them to dry thoroughly.
Put a base coat on your nails.
Apply hand cream.

For nail color, prep nails as stated above. After the base coat, apply two thin coats of polish and then a top coat. Then apply the hand cream.

See? Wasn’t that easy?

Nails are made of keratin, a hard protein. If you ever have to have a fingernail (nail plate) removed due to trauma, it takes about 4 – 6 months to grow back, and that’s if the nail bed isn’t damaged. I know this from personal experience. My fingernail became dislodged when the tip of my finger broke in early May of this year. It’s a little over three months later now and the nail is about 75% grown back in. I was very happy that it did grow back, seeing as how I work in the glamour industry, I don’t know what I would have done without that nail. It was my middle finger that was affected, by the way. It made for a very interesting conversation piece.

Here are some more helpful hints and tips:
Don’t shake the bottle of nail color, you’ll just end up with a bubbly manicure. Roll the bottle of nail color between your palms.
Keep the neck of the nail polish bottle clean by wiping it with a cotton ball dipped in polish remover. This will keep air from getting in and making the polish thicken.
If your nail polish has become too thick, you can use nail polish thinner.
Don’t blow on your nails to dry them. Your breath is moist.
When applying polish, two thin coats of color will cover better, dry faster and last longer. You also won’t see those annoying bubbles in the polish on your nails.Add a top coat every few days and it will protect your nail polish and keep your nails shiny!

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Another stifling hot day, unreal. I find myself reaching for the sheer fragrance mist bottle and I spritz it on to feel refreshed on days like these. You can find these at on the top link of the Shop page. Different scents to choose from. Luckily the A/C in my car rocks! I even had to turn it from 2 down to 1 this morning because it was freezing me out.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Went to the Orioles / Sox game in Baltimore yesterday. It was a stifling 96 degrees at game time and the game lasted just over 3 hours. We had great seats though, so I didn't mind that much.
I'll be adding more nail care tips to the site today! One of my own fingernails is almost all the way grown back in from a nail trauma injury I suffered back in May. They had to remove the fingernail completely, so my finger looked pretty scary there for a while.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Whew, it's a hot one today. Much nicer to saty inside and work on the computer. Here's an article I wrote recently. Enjoy!
Skin Care and Beauty Routines – How Does Yours Measure Up?

Good skin care and beauty are easier to achieve than you might imagine. And since we only get one face per lifetime, it’s much better (and cheaper) to invest in good skin care rather than a facelift.

When choosing a skin care regimen, it is important to use all of the steps from the same brand because they are formulated to work together. Don’t use a piece of this set and a piece of that set. Also, be sure to use ALL the steps in a skin care set. You wouldn’t bake a cake and leave out the flour, would you?

Wash your face thoroughly before applying makeup and glamour cosmetics. Give yourself a nice facial. An artist wouldn’t paint a masterpiece on a stained or dingy canvas, right?

When applying your facial skin care cleanser, use light strokes so as not to tug on your skin. Mask should not be applied too close to the mouth or the eye area. Toner and moisturizer round out the facial and now you’re ready for foundation and color cosmetics.

True beauty comes from within, and makeup and cosmetics simply enhance that. If your skin care and beauty routine doesn’t involve a lot of glamour makeup, don’t worry. A few shades of neutral or sheer cosmetics will give you that special glow and look of natural beauty. Pay attention to your manicure and pedicure as well.

For goodness sakes, don’t fall asleep with makeup or cosmetics on. It’s estimated that for every night you do, your skin ages by 12 days! Give yourself a quick facial before you hit the sheets. It’s called skin CARE for a reason.

Katrina offers her insights into the world of skin care and beauty. You can read more by visiting

Thursday, July 27, 2006

I am in the process of adding a Bridal section to the site. I've done numerous glamour makeovers for brides. One was naturally tan and she just wanted some lipstick and mascara. Stunning! I also have gift sets for bridesmaids/attendants presents.
OK, gotta get some sleep and be fresh for when Chargers tickets go on sale in the morning. Can't wait to see them play again!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

It's my birthday and I've gotten lots of flowers and cake. My best present (so far!) was that my website is up and running. Yeah! I already have a laundry list of things to tweak, so I'll go get to it.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Hi and welcome to my first-ever blog which will cover all things beauty: skin care, glamour, makeup, cosmetics, makeovers, facials and all that other good stuff. It's Tuesday, July 25th, the day before my birthday. I just finished work on my website called and it is uploading for the first time this very minute! That site has an "Ask the Expert" section where you can do just that, for whatever beauty-related questions you might have. It also has links to some very cool stores. I'll post again tomorrow with more news.

Monday, July 24, 2006

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