Sunday, February 27, 2011

Red Carpet Ready

Hey guys!

Sitting here watching the Oscars.  It's so fun for me to check out the hair and makeup (and fashion)! This year, forget over-the-top gowns and bold statement jewelry; the hottest trend of the season is natural beauty. Think Gwyneth Paltrow, Natalie Portman and Nicole Kidman, to name a few. With these fabulous products you can achieve the red carpet-ready look and sparkle just like a celebrity!  


For Hair:

For lustrous locks like Hollywood starlets, Audrey Hepburn, Kate Winslet and Renee Zellweger, indulge your strands with the Philip Kingsley’s Elasticizer. Celebrity favorite and awarding winning, this treatment delivers a rush of moisture inside the hair’s cuticle – silkiness, suppleness, elasticity, bounce and strength are instantly apparent.

Price and Availability: $45 at


For Face:

With The Organic Pharmacy’s Collagen Boost Mask your skin will look radiate like the stars. Providing an instant boost, this Aloe and Seaweed gel is packed full of potent antioxidants to instantly lift, tighten and brighten the complexion.

Price and Availability: $117.95 at


For Eyes:

It works for Demi Moore and Sarah Jessica Parker; and it will work for you! The Opal Sonic Infusion Systemcombines sonic micro-massage with a proprietary Anti-Aging Serum for immediately noticeable and long-lasting reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. In just 60 seconds you will look refreshed and feel energized to strut your stuff!

Price and Availability: $245 at Sephora stores nationwide and


For the Body:

Forget the sunburn and embrace the wonders of airbrush technology. Luminess Tan will have you looking slim, bronzed and ready for the red carpet with a full body tan in less than 30 minutes.

Price and Availability: $149 at


I <3 Awards Season!  Have a great Monday everyone.  Make it a good week!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Q & A

Hey guys!

Gosh, it seems like it's been forever.  I hope everyone is well.  I got sick with the flu which put me out for a week, celebrated my birthday with the most amazing friends and family, and have stayed busy at the salon.

Since I started this blog, I've received LOTS of questions.  Some of which are quickly answered and an entire blog entry isn't needed for them so I decided to do a Q & A section! 


Q: If I only take one make-up product out with me, what should it be?

A: If you can't take the whole lot, grab an all-in-one lip and cheek tint.  This will give you a lip stain and blusher and it's surprising how a bit of color can add radiance to your face while detracting any flaws.  My favorite is Benefit's Benetint. 

$24 at Sephora

It's the original and still the best rose-colored cheek and lip tint. Kiss-proof and water-proof, this sheer tint gives you a gorgeous glow!


Q: How can I fix the oily patches that ruin my make-up during summer?

A: Instead of applying MORE make-up, carry a packet of cosmetic blotting papers in your purse and blot the oil when needed.  Follow with a very light dusting of translucent powder.


Q:  How can I stop my eye shadow from flaking onto my cheeks when I apply it?

A:  This is a question I get ALL the time.  About-turn your make-up routine and apply your eye shadow before your foundation and concealer.  Dust off excess loose eyeshadow powder and THEN apply the foundation.  Also, ensure that you always knock the excess powder off your shadow brush before application. 


Q:  What's the best brush for doing smoky eyes fast?

A:  Use a wide, contoured brush with soft bristles that come almost to a point in the middle.  It's the perfect shape for blending shadow in the outer corner of the eye and into the crease.

Great brush set!  Sephora Smoky Eye Brush Set


Q:  What's an instant fix for creased eye shadow?

A:  Resist the temptation to put more shadow on top.  Instead, use some Vaseline and the top of your finger to even it out again.


Q:  How can I fix a broken lipstick?

A:  Set the broken bit aside and place the remainder of the lipstick in the tube under a naked flame to soften not melt it.  Weld your stray piece back on and leave to cool.  Lipstick saved.  PHEW!


Q:  What's the best way to stop nail varnish from drying up in the pot?

A:  Keep it in the refrigerator


Q:  How do I thin clogged-up nail polish?

A:  Add a few drops of nail polish remover to the polish sand shake the bottle well before applying.  Voila! 


I hope this was somewhat helpful.  Thank you for all of your questions and keep them coming.  I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Feather Extensions

I've had a lot of inquiries about my feather extensions so I wanted to post a few pictures!

The feathers come in assorted colors.  They can be washed, blow-dried, straightened, and curled along with the rest of your hair.  They are $40 per cluster.  I have three small clusters in my hair placed in different spots.  They are a fun way to give your hair some change without doing anything permanent!
Call TODAY to have your feather extensions in just in time for Valentines Day. 

Willow Salon. Jade or Brittany are currently offering feather extensions--843.720.7557


Are you using the right mascara?!

Hey guys!

I'm currently home sick with what I think is the flu.  Been in been for about three days now and I'm about to climb the walls.  Praying for a speedy recovery :)

Here's a fun little quiz I stumbled across that tells you the best type of mascara for your specific use!



Have a great Thursday everyone.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Celebrity Look: Mila Kunis


Sorry it's been a little while since my last post...been busy which is always a blessing :)  Is anyone else as obsessed with Mila Kunis as I am?  Mila Kunis is undoubtedly one of the most naturally beautiful young actresses in Hollywood. I loved that her makeup at the People's Choice Awards was lush with nature-inspired tones of shimmering chocolate and emerald green. STUNNING.

To get the look, her makeup artist has accentuated her brown eyes with a very soft earth-tone smoky palette, using shades of brown and khaki on lids, shaded up to browbones. To add intensity, she used a smoky quartz pencil along lower lashlines. To complement the major eyes, she kept the rest of Kunis' face understated with a soft peach cream blush and a flesh toned gloss.

To get this Look:

Chanel Quad

Makeup Forever Eyeliner in Light Taupe

NARS Blush in "Sex Appeal"

LipFusion Gloss in "bloom"

Have a great Wednesday everyone!