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.
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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!
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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.
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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.