Monday, October 24, 2011

Dirty Little (Beauty) Secrets

OK, so I tend to boss the girls in my chair around a little bit.  But it's only in their best beauty interest.  Swear!  So just so we have full disclosure, I do practice what I preach.  When I tell you to stop shampooing/conditioning/heat-styling each and every blessed day, really, stop, because I don't do that more than every 2 to 3 days myself...and you always love my hair!!!  When I tell you professional hair-care products really do make a difference, believe that I love a bargain, too, but I know how much you spend on your hair color, and I want you to keep it beautiful!  That is my name on your head!!!  I use professional color, shampoo/conditioner, stylers and tools--they matter!  Dry shampoo does rock my world!  I had my babies 15 months apart, and I still needed to look like a beauty pro a few days a week!  It creates body/volume, refreshes and absorbs bedhead greasies, makes you feel fairly human when you really should be a zombie, but you still must actually WASH your hair once in awhile!!!  Come on, people!  There are limits to product performance!!!

But I won't yell at you about these little dark and uglies....

a) I have used baby wipes to remove my makeup at night since several years before I ever had my tiny humans! Safe for small bum cheeks, safe for my face cheeks?!
b) I am vain enough that I still don't take off my mascara/eyeliner before bed...hubby likes me natural, but I love mascara'd lashes.  I just don't care.
c) Unless I am super-lucky enough to get a morning shower, I rarely rinse the previous night's moisturizer/eye creams off before applying fresh morning makeup...see previous note for extra time-saving morning makeup cheat!!!!!! Yikes!
d) I take my makeup bag to work with me and I do freshen up every so often between clients...My job is to make you look great, but I have to look that way, too! It inspires confidence in all of us!!!

Here's to feeling beautiful, dark circles, secrets and all!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

You might be a (beauty) junkie if...

1.  You spend your birthday cash at, ulta,, etc.
2.  You practice new makeup looks when you get your most recent copy of Allure, Elle, etc.
3.  You scour said magazines looking for the right pic to bring to your hair stylist (love the bangs!)
4.  You are a YouTube tutorial fan
5.  Your four-year-old gets into your "products" and knows proper placement of said products
6.  You find yourself explaining techniques to your children as they watch you get ready, i.e. stippling,  contouring, blotting
7.  You watch those infomercials and begin adding items to your gift wish list! (QVC, too!)
8.  You start asking your husband if he noticed the waitress' eyeliner/bronzer/hairstyle

You know who you are, and you know what I'm talking about!  Love it!  Live it!