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QuickClips: Contouring/Highlighting

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Hello, beauties!  This is my super-easy way to minimize cheek chub, and chisel your jawline and cheekbones!  I had a recent trip to the dentist, which left me puffy, so I thought I'd show you my tips and tricks for contouring and highlighting my face!  Enjoy!

Also, I have been playing with the video editor on YouTube, and look how different my very first video is with just a couple tweaks!!!  So fun!



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Catching up, beauty!

Hello, my beauties! I have been busy lately, creating beautiful looks for my clients, taking my kids to the pool, and clearing out extra junk from my life. I have still been using up beauty products, but also giving items away that I still don't use myself. Today I even canceled another magazine sub so I don't have more and more clutter coming into my home and life! That was a difficult decision, sounds lame, yes, but I do feel relieved. I am still blonde blonde, and I do think I'll stay that way for summer, as well as keeping my locks growing. I will update a pic soon! I recently went to a Goldwell New York training, with my face educator, Mary B. We learned some fresh color techniques and some interesting cutting updates. All in all the day was super-energizing for me professionally. What kinds of summer plans do you have coming up? Any beauty changes in your near future? Would love to hear about them! Cheers to summer refreshments, of all varieties! L

A Bump in the Road...Zits.

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So I miss this skin, you know, from just a couple of months ago?  I know the big 3-5 is crrrrreeeeeeepin' up on me, but I did not intend to court adult-onset acne!  I don't think that is necessarily what is happening to me right now, but I am suffering from the worst case of bumps/pimples/annoying eruptions I have ever experienced in my life.  I have always felt grateful for good skin, as somehow I have been lucky in that area.  I have always had sincere empathy for my friends and clients who have had trouble with acne.  And now my heart really goes out to the girls and guys who suffer from the embarrassing effects of acne, in all its forms.
I am reaching for my favorite at-home peel again, but let me tell you what is going on, first.  For about the last three or four weeks, I have had multiple eruptions on my chin, at first, and then on my left cheek.  I have had the stray pimple on my chin almost monthly (damn you, menses!) for the last two decades!!!  But I have NEVER had …

Happy Birthday Hair and Makeup

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You've all seen the transformation I did on Trina several months ago, right?  You can check that out here.   Well, for her birthday she wanted me to transform her again!  Oh my goodness, isn't she gorgeous?!?!?!  We had so much fun making her extra fancy for her special day.  Here is what I did:

Hair:
foiled in blonde highlights using PaulMitchell Dual Purpose powder with 30 volume. reshaped style using point-cutting for layersapplied AG Plastique extra hold volumizer from roots to ends; dried hair using my hands to apply tension and wrapping technique around head for smoothness.  Once about 90% dry, added direction and volume using large round brush Makeup:
started with bare faceapplied Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB cream with foundation brush; patted to remove excessapplied foundation with same brush;  patted off excesscontoured with matte bronzer under cheekbones; added warm pink blush at applessoftly highlighted tops of cheekbones, cupid's bow, bridge of nose and br…