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  1. 3 Traits of a Successful Cosmetologist

    September 10, 2019 by barbara

    You may have wondered if you have what it takes to become a cosmetologist and f you could be successful in this business venture. Becoming a cosmetologist requires rigorous training as well as serious business smarts. If you are interested in this profession, consider the three traits of a successful cosmetologist to know if this job is a right fit for you.

    Business Savvy

    A large part of being a cosmetologist is fully managing or assisting with managing a business. Even if you are not the business owner, you will likely have to take payments from clients and book appointments. You must have knowledge of business practices and feel comfortable constantly learning more about this side of cosmetology.

    Client Centered

    Above all, you must be willing to listen to your clients’ requests and concerns and give your best effort in achieving the look they desire. Taking charge of someone’s hairstyle is a very important responsibility, and you must be willing to accept constructive criticism in order to better your techniques. Keeping clients happy is perhaps the most important step in becoming a successful cosmetologist.

    Eager To Learn

    You may have a client come in requesting a treatment that you are unfamiliar with. You may learn that there are better products on the market that can help you better please your clients. You must be willing and eager to learn about new advancements and new trends in cosmetology. If you are unwilling to research hair treatments so that you can perform them to the best of your ability, you are showing your clients that you do not value their patronage.

    Cosmetology can be a rewarding career with its own set of challenges along the way. If you are interested in becoming a cosmetologist, consider if you have the traits that are needed to become successful in this field of study.


  2. Look and Feel Younger With Makeup

    August 26, 2019 by barbara

    We all know that age is just a number, but many women want their skin to look a little more fresh, dewy, and wrinkle-free.  Here are some tips gathered from makeup artists, dermatologists and other experts on how to look and feel your best at any age.

    1. LIGHTER LIPSTICK

    Dark shades can be unflattering especially on mature skin because lips get thinner with age.  It is best to choose rosy reds or flesh-colored shades.  Do stay away from peaches and oranges, which can make teeth appear yellow.   Do you know that wearing lipstick without other makeup can make you look older than if you wear no makeup at all?

    2. BLUSH

    To have an instant cheek lift, place your blush brush at the highest point of your cheekbone and apply color in a circular motion. Choose warm pinks, apricots, or bronzes since they create less contrast.  We like this Sweet Peach Glow illuminating, blushing and bronzing palette that is infused with the juicy scent and skin-loving essence of peach to give your face a radiant natural peach glow.

    3. LIFT YOUR EYES WITH PENCIL

    If you have been using liquid eyeliner, maybe you may want to try a creamy and soft eyeliner pencil. The softness of a classic kohl or gel pencil enlarges the eyes more than liquid liners do. If you have droopy-looking eyelids, blend the liner up at the outer corners with a Q-tip or flat eyeliner brush.

    4.  GET THE RIGHT CONCEALER

    Cover-up can be a tad tricky to apply.  Some products may sink into crevices thus emphasizing every fine line. To get the most coverage with the least product, try “camouflage,” a dryer form of concealer that can take years off of your face. It does not contain as much oil as a regular concealer, therefore it would not move.  Try Urban Decay Naked Concealer.

    A bit of soft shimmer is flattering as you get older because it brings light to the face.  A woman’s skin starts to lose its radiance when she hits her 30s.  As such, a creamy neutral shadow, like champagne, pewter, or rose gold dab on the inner corners of the eyes can wake up the face. Try Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette.
    With the right tricks, turning back the clock can be as simple as opening your makeup bag.  Hope you find these tips useful.  Time to check out some high-quality wholesale makeup online to stock up.

  3. Fall Makeup Trends You Need To Try

    August 21, 2019 by barbara

    Summer is the time to be all-natural and fresh-faced, so by the time Fall arrives, there is a good chance you are over the no-makeup makeup. With that in mind, let’s say goodbye to sun-kissed skin because there are many ways to welcome the fall season in very good style.   Just as a great statement necklace can transform your fall outfits, these makeup looks make a serious statement. Scroll down to read the latest gorgeous new beauty trends to try on your eyes, lips, and cheeks this autumn!

    Subtle blush is a must all year-round, but this season’s trendy rouge is inspired by the flush you get when there is a chill in the air. Make your cheeks pop by adding a touch of extra blush along cheekbones, blending out toward your temples.

    Ditch your basic black liner for a sleek swipe of blue to brighten eyes. all you need to complete the look is a slick of neutral lip gloss and a touch of mascara.  Love what you see? Check out Anastasia eye shadow palette and create your own colors.

    Mauve is one of those perfect shades for transitioning from warm weather to cooler temperature because it feels more dramatic than summery shades.  As mauve is flattering on a variety of skin tones, you can also wear it on your lips, cheeks, and eyes.

    The sunny, orange hue was spotted on the Fall 2019 runways, and J. Lo’s makeup moment at the Fashion Awards proved this tone-on-tone makeup is actually wearable.

    Get the Huda Beauty Palate if you are inspired by J Lo’s look. The all-in-one eyeshadow palette consists of 18 highly-pigmented shades, ranging from flattering mattes to shimmer-drenched hues, and has everything you need to transform your lids.

    Create metallic eyes like Jessica Alba’s mesmerizing look thanks to an iridescent shadow all around her upper and lower lids. It is made even more dramatic by lush lashes and black eyeliner.

    Glossy lips are back in style.  Check out the Anastasia Beverly Hills lip gloss below to shop for one.

    Hope the above tips are enough to get you covered on the makeup vibe for this season.


  4. Types of Lash Extensions

    August 15, 2019 by barbara

    Lash extensions are all the rage right now, and this trend is only growing. Whether you’re exploring options for the first time or searching for a new adventure, you have options. Length, fullness and lash color must be considered, but did you know the material itself has more options than ever? Here is a list of material types to consider in your search for lash extensions Long Island.

    Man-Made

    You may think all lashes are man-made, but that is not the case. Man-made lashes are very common, though, and they have an important benefit: Curl. Part of the process in creating this lash material is creating the curl so you never have to worry about curling or perming them. This isn’t the case with all lash extensions.

    Silk Lashes

    Silk lashes are medium-weight lashes. They tend to be thicker and fuller, which is great for a date night or a special occasion. These lashes might be a little heavy for day-to-day wear, but some people like the extra weight. Don’t be fooled, though. This is not the same silk you find in your scarves and clothing.

    Animal Lashes

    Lash extensions can be made from the hair of animals such as minks and foxes. The benefit of these lashes is that they are very light and natural-looking. The downside to them is that they can be very expensive and require extra effort (remember the curling issue?). Animal lashes can be real or faux so be sure to check if you have any allergies.

    There are multiple options for which to choose when considering lash extensions. Each option has its ups and downs. Do your research before finding a provider and then take time to talk with your specialist to find the best fit for you. Then you can make an informed pampering decision.


  5. Beauty Tricks By Celebrities On Looking Young

    August 15, 2019 by barbara

    It is no wonder that celebrity icons such as Naomi Watts, Jennifer Lopez, Victoria Beckham, and so many others become unofficial beauty experts. They always appear well-groomed when in public spaces.  Coiffed, groomed, lacquered, and primped since they were at a tender young age, these women have grown up alongside the best makeup artists, skin experts, and hairstylists in the industry. Therefore, they are bound to acquire bountiful beauty knowledge, and many of them have even introduced their own lines, brands, collections, and collaborations.  Do you wonder why celebrities look much younger than their actual age?

    With all eyes on them, celebrities are under constant pressure to look fabulous. Needless to say, they also work with the best professionals when it comes to makeup artists, hair stylists and fitness instructors to help them look their best, which explains why they are often privy to the best beauty secrets and makeup tips.  Celebrities rely on makeup artists to make them look like goddesses. You can get the same results by getting your face done using Huda Beauty Palate, which is filled with vibrant, highly-pigmented shades.

    Some beauty and makeup tips include:-

    1.  Use a product that colors correctly.
    2. Choose a long-wear eye shadow in a neutral shimmery shade. It creates additional texture on the eye, while also adding a lifting effect.
    3.  Dark matte colors can make the lips look thinner while nudes wash people out.  Try using berry shades or a rosy-tinted lip balm.
    4. Always use sunscreen.
    5. Remember to remove all your makeup before bed.

    With the right products and a strategic application, you really can look younger with makeup.  You may want to check out some wholesale makeup for a refreshing new look.

    This is a favorite beauty quote by Calvin Klein: “The best thing is to look natural, but it takes makeup to look natural.”


  6. 3 Steps You Shouldn’t Skip in Your Skin Care Routine

    August 13, 2019 by barbara

    There’s a lot of advice out there about how you should treat your skin and what you should put on it, and that may make it easy to give up on skincare entirely. However, you can keep it simple and take care of your skin without splurging on tons of products.

    Cleansing

    An effective cleanser is the best way to prevent blemishes and keep your pores clean. It washes away sweat, dead skin cells, makeup and any other impurities that find their way onto your skin. If you want a cleanser that does double duty, you can find products that have special ingredients to soothe dry, sensitive, oily or acne-prone skin. Washing your face should be one of the first things you do as part of your morning and nightly routines.

    Moisturizing

    Moisturizer is essential to support your skin’s protective barrier and control oil production. The type of moisturizer you use will depend on your skin type. Generally, dry skin will require a heavier moisturizer and application twice a day to keep the skin supple. Oily skin, contrary to popular belief, does also require moisturizer to prevent overproduction of oil, but a lighter formula may be best. You can also find botanical skin moisturizers if you’re interested in products that are gentler on sensitive skin.

    Applying Sunscreen

    Sunscreen is the most important thing you can put on your skin. Protecting your skin from the sun not only prevents skin cancer but also reduces the risk of wrinkles and dark spots. You should find a sunscreen that is made for the face and has an SPF 30 or higher. Like how you choose a moisturizer, you will have to choose a sunscreen formula that is right for your skin. There are also many suitable moisturizer and sunscreen combinations on the market.

    Skincare is important, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. You can use only a few products that are right for your skin type and still get healthy, glowing skin.


  7. Eyebrow Pen That Gives The Look of Microbladed Brows

    August 13, 2019 by barbara

    Eyebrow tattooing is an extremely popular treatment which offers a pretty permanent solution for fuller brows. The thin, hair-like strokes created by the tattoo gun are very realistic.  For those who do not want to go through the tattoo process but want microbladed brows, they can use the microblading pen which produces the same effect.

    If you are looking for eyebrow pens/pencils that offer an easy way to fill your brow and leave incredible realistic strokes that look like real eyebrow hairs, then you may want to read on to find what is popular now.

    Maybelline Tattoo Studio Brow Tint Pen that fills in natural-looking hair-like strokes that last up to 24 hours.

    Etude House Tint My 4-Tip Brow.  This revolutionary brow pen comes with four soft and pliable brush-like tips for even and consistent application. It is smudge-proof and the sebum-proof formula lasts for hours.

    Loreal Brow Artist Micro Eyebrow Tattoo Pen Definer.  The micro-trident tip mimics the application of microblading for natural, hair-like strokes. It can last up to 24 hours without smudging or budging.

    Just like a microblade, all the above features a slanted tip with several prongs to leave incredibly realistic strokes that look like real eyebrow hairs.  What’s best is that they are not costly and are a pretty sweet alternative to microblading for needle-phobic.


  8. Fall Makeup Trends For 2019

    August 9, 2019 by barbara

    Summer 2019 was all about pretty pastel eyeshadows and oversized eyebrows (Think 90’s).  As Autumn will be arriving soon, it is time to steer your glam game in a new direction, one that can support your darker tone fall wardrobe.  Just in time for the revival of your sweaters and boots, you may want to check out some of the coolest fall makeup ideas that are trending now. If you love neon eyeliner that was highly popular in the summer, well fret not because this trend is still around and so are the graphic shapes and glitter sprinklings.  However, you may have to swap the sunkissed glow for heavy metals and grungy smoky eyes.

    The Autumn/Winter 2019 runway saw the return of some beauty classics such as smoky eyes to red lips and blush.

    Sultry gold lids are a staple in fall beauty and for 2019, there will be lots of different techniques for using eyeliner.    Use a lighter shade of gold to brighten up your eyes, then layer a hint of inky shadow around the outer corner just for drama sake.  This is a go-to going out look.  Check out Anastasia eyeshadow palette for some glamourous gold color.

    Dark copper eyeshadow will totally elevate your favorite smokey eye for the new season.

    A full neon lid can be a bit much for the Fall season which is more about darker tones. If you are still craving for a pop of color, try dusting your go-to summer shadow just in the corners of your eyes.

    Cannot wait to get your hands on some fall makeup colors and play around?  Get this Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette which has 39 super-pigmented shades. With four rows of perfect color combos and a row of super-sized transition shades, it is the ultimate color wheel that you need this season.

    Maintaining a makeup theme is a thing now.  Here is a tip – rather than figure out which shades will complement one another, simply stick with one or two tones that are similar to save yourself from having to piece together that puzzle.

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  9. Choosing The Perfect Pageant Dress

    June 17, 2019 by barbara

    If you are in a pageant, then you want to be noticed. After all, all the contestants in attendance are bound to be beautiful.  Confidence is key when it comes to winning your pageant. A lot of confidence comes from what you are wearing.  The right dress can really make you stand out amongst all of the other women competing in a beauty pageant. There are many things to consider when it is time to choose between the wholesale pageant dresses available today.

    It is very important to take your time when choosing the dress.  Below are some of the things to consider when it comes to choosing the right dress for you.

    The Shape 

    The first thing you want to consider is the shape of the dress. The silhouette of a dress is important because it can accentuate or bring attention to your best features as well as hide areas about which you may feel insecure. If you really like your torso area, you can go with a form-fitting number. If you are conscious about your hips, you can have the dress puff out once the dress hits your hips.

    Colors and Patterns

    Next is to consider the color or pattern of your dress. You want to choose a color or design that is flattering to your skin tone and will show up well on television. Therefore, it is good to consider which colors look best on you but also which colors may not pop well on camera. When trying on pageant dresses, try looking at a dress from far away. Very often, a camera will not be able to pick up all of the details of a dress. Thus, you may not want to choose dresses that have elaborate details and go with a color that pops or design that is easy to recognize from far away.

    The Neckline

    The neckline is one of the most important features of your pageant dress.  You definitely want to wear a dress with a pleasing neckline, but you want to make sure that it is not too low. After all, if a neckline is too low, you risk showing too much of yourself and giving off a negative impression of your character. Try to go with a neckline that accentuates your features in a classy way. For example, if you have toned arms, you may want to go with a high neckline to draw attention to your arms. You can also go with a halter top-type neckline or you could have a neckline that is more square in nature.

    Dress With Straps 

    The straps of a dress will affect both the neckline and the shape of the dress. There are many choices to choose when it comes to the straps of your pageant dress.  Dresses with straps make a good impact.  If you decide to have straps on your pageant dress, you then need to decide how thick these straps will be and where they will fall on your body. Remember to make sure that the dress does what it needs to do, which is stay in place when you are walking across the stage.

    Materials and Fabrics

    The type of materials the dress is made out of will affect its overall look and how comfortable you feel in the dress. You can find dresses that are made from beads, satin or silk. Ultimately, the materials of the dress will be affected by the look you want to go for and what feels best when you try the dress on.

    You cannot steal the crown if the pageant gown is not worthy. Shop through the wide selection of styles, colors, and designs at Babyonline, the only retailer that has everything you need to impress even the most experienced judges.   Their gowns are the most show-stopping collection for the season. With any of these dazzling pageant dresses, you will be able to show your individuality and personality.  Hurry and start shopping now.


  10. Beauty Tricks With Baby Powder

    May 6, 2019 by barbara

    A bottle of baby powder only costs a few bucks and there are so many amazing ways we can use it for besides putting it on babies.  Here are some of the interesting and smart uses for baby powder:-

    Plump Lashes

    If you want a fuller look, dust baby powder over eyelashes before applying mascara.

    Dry Shampoo For Hair

    You can use it as an alternative to expensive dry shampoo.  Rub some baby powder into your scalp.  This will soak up grease and also adds a nice scent to your hair.  Alternatively, you can sprinkle some powder onto your hairbrush and brush through.

    Clean sandy skin effortlessly

    If you are going to the beach then do not forget to bring along a bottle of baby powder.   Just a small sprinkling of this stuff will quickly and easily remove any sand.

    Remove oil stains from clothing

    If you get oil on your clothing, simply sprinkle each side of the material with some baby powder. Lightly rub in with your fingers and leave to soak in then hand wash it.  The oil stain will be gone.

    Smell-buster

    Sprinkle some baby powder into your shoes and feet every morning and it will help soak up a sweat. You can also use it to give your feet a quick refresh during the day. This works really well if you are not wearing any socks with your shoes by absorbing any moisture and lightly disguising any odours.

    Time to go out and get yourself a bottle of baby powder if you do not have it already.  You’ll be amazed at all the helpful ways you can use this budget-friendly fresh-smelling powder around your home.