Friday, May 16, 2014

Rihanna Summer Hair

Rihanna's pink hair is it hot or not?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Tracee Ellis Ross

Trace Ellis Ross in a Honor Woman Dress  and Louboutin Pumps.

Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland  looks absolutely gorgeous in  Lanvin Ete 2014 Collection at the American Ballet Theatre opening night Gala.

So you want to be a Makeup Artist?

So you want to be a Makeup Artist?  Social media can be a great source to network and promote your business. I have seen a lot of people promoting themselves and their business as makeup artist.  So before we get into what license you need how to obtain your license let’s talk about why. Why do you want to be a makeup artist? Do you like a face as a blank canvas and cosmetics as your paint to create something beautiful? When watching television do you look at the makeup and see what’s wrong or right with the makeup? Do you watch movies just for the makeup and not the movie itself? If you can answer yes to those questions then you have a good drive to becoming a makeup artist.

 I know a lot people have watch YouTube and think I can do that I love putting on makeup.  I have to warn you that most of the people that you watch on YouTube are not Professional Makeup Artist. The people that you are watching have not gone to school or pass the Cosmetologists State Board Exam and do not have a license.

The first that you should do if you are serious about becoming a makeup artist and want to be paid for your services is to do your research.  In the State of California, New York, and Missouri you are require by law to have a cosmetologist or esthetician license. 

In the state of CA Business and Professions code section 7317 states that it is unlawful for any person, firm, or corporation to engage in barbering , cosmetology , or electrolysis for  compensation without a valid , unexpired license issued by the board, or in an establishment or mobile unit other than one licensed by the board, or conduct or operate an establishment, or any other place of business in which barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis is practiced unless licensed under this chapter. Persons licensed under this chapter shall limit their practice and services rendered to the public to only those areas for which they are licensed. Any violation of this section is subject to an administrative fine and may be subject to a misdemeanor. Practice of barbering, cosmetology, or electrolysis for compensation without license which carries a $1,000 fine. If a person is not charging or receiving compensation from clients for the application or products, s/he does not need to be licensed.

 In the State of New York Appearance Enhancement Rules and Regulations section 412. Civil penalties The practice of nail specialty, waxing, natural hair styling, esthetics or cosmetology, or the operation of an appearance enhancement business without a license or while under suspension or revocation, or in violation of an order directing the cessation of unlicensed activity issues by the secretary pursuant to 411 of this article, is a violation and is subject to a civil penalty of up to $500 for the first violation; $1,000 for a second such violation; and $2,500 for a third violation and any subsequent violation.

In the State of Missouri It is unlawful for any person in the state to engage in the occupation of cosmetology or to operate an establishment or school of cosmetology, unless such person has fist obtained a license as provided. Any people who shall act in any capacity other than by demonstration to or before licensed cosmetologists, or maintain any business where in a license is required pursuant to this chapter, without having such license, or any person who violates any provision is guilty of a class C misdemeanor.

 Person employed in retail cosmetic sales, definition--board, rules, inspection.
329.035. 1. For the purposes of this section, "person employed in retail cosmetic sales" means any person who assists customers to select cosmetics by allowing the customer to apply samples of demonstration cosmetics, assisting the customer to apply cosmetics, or applying the cosmetic to the customer. There shall be no skin-to-skin contact between the salesperson and the customer. Assisted cosmetic applications by the customer or the person employed in retail cosmetic sales shall be performed with single-use applicators, except for perfume or cologne, samples applied to the hand or the arm or dispensed from a tube, pump, spray or shaker container, or samples or applicators that have been cleansed before each use or application. No person employed in retail cosmetic sales as provided in this section shall accept any remuneration from the customer for performing any of the acts described in this section or make such assistance or application conditioned on any sale.
2. A license as required under section 329.030 is not required for persons who are employed in retail cosmetic sales if such persons do not hold themselves out to have a license, permit, certificate of registration or any other authority authorizing such person to practice the professions licensed by the board.
3. The board may promulgate rules establishing minimum sanitation standards for persons employed in retail cosmetic sales, but such rules shall not require a sink at the cosmetic counter for a source and drainage of water or any other electrical sanitation equipment required in hairdressing or cosmetologist's or manicurist's shops licensed pursuant to this chapter. The board may inspect retail cosmetic sales establishments to ensure compliance with this section and rules promulgated there under.
My question to you is how bad do you want it? If this is a dream, passion, and love then go to school pass the board and get licensed. 

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My daily routine that I use to keep my skin young, healthy, and pretty.

I get a lot compliments about how pretty my skin by skin they are referring to my face. from other makeup artists and different people on the streets. One time I was at a makeup counter and one of the makeup artist said oh my you have beautiful skin and of course I said in return thank you. The lady goes and get other workers to come and look at my skin and they all asked the same questions what do you use on your skin? So the first thing I would like to say is that I am a licensed makeup artist I have a CA license which stands for Cosmetologist All. Also, I do not drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes , or use drugs and I drink plenty of water.Yes drinking alcohol and smoking cigarettes can cause damage to your skin.  I do not use makeup everyday and when I do I make sure that I protect my face when applying and removing my makeup. Also, I make sure that my brushes are clean. Sanitation is very important when applying makeup that is why you when you want to have your makeup done make sure that you are going to a makeup artist that is license I can not stress that enough.

I am going to share with you what I use daily on my face. As well as how I protect my face when using cosmetics. The first then is that I do not use bar soap or body wash on my face because it will dry out your skin. I use  neutrogena deep clean cream cleanser every morning. It is great in removing oil, dirt, and make up from your skin. I also use at as a makeup remover when removing my makeup.

So after I clean my face with neutrogena I apply ambi fade cream. It helps to fade away dark spots and even out your natural skin tone.

Before applying makeup I use MAC prep+prime. An ultra-fluid lotion formulated with special-effect silicone. Calms and soothes the skin, blots away excess oil, and evens out skin redness. Improves the lay down and application of foundation or powder.

After applying my makeup I  spray on my face MAC fix+. An aqua-spritz of vitamin and minerals, infused with a calm-the-skin blend of green tea, chamomile, cucumber, topped off with the fresh, natural, energizing scent of Sugi. Adds radiance, finishes makeup. You can also spray this on your brush before applying your eye shadow and it will make your eye shadow more vibrant.

I always clean my makeup brushes before I apply any kind of makeup.  I also clean my makeup brushes when I switch eye shadows colors on face. I really like the spay on brush cleaner it sanitize and cleanse the brushes. Plus it drys very fast without leaving the brushes wet.
So these are some of my favorite things that I like to use to make sure that my skin stay looking young, healthy, and pretty.

What style type are you?

What style type are you? Are you just one type are a combination of different types? If you are like me then you are all of the different style types. Depending on my mood, weather, or event I can either be one or the other and sometimes I can use mix and match pieces from each style type.

Image / Vibe: Free-Spirited, Whimsical, Romantic, Vintage
Style Icons: Kate Moss, Nicole Richie, Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen, Sienna Miller, Mischa Barton
Couture Inspiration:  Matthew Williamson, Chloé, Missoni
Signature: Funky and Tribal Prints, Head pieces, Vintage accessories and clothing, Earthy-Colored Tones (Browns, Neutrals) with a pop of vibrant color!

Image / Vibe: Confident, Glamorous, Sexy
Style Icons: Blake Lively, Kim Kardashian, Penelope Cruz, Eva Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren
Couture Inspiration:  Versace, Valentino, Zuhair Murad, Marchesa, Hervé Léger, Gucci, Armani Privé
Signature: Fitted “Body-Conscious” dresses, Bold animal prints, Glitter and Bling

Image / Vibe: Timeless, Simple, Basic
Style Icons: Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston, Elle Macpherson
Couture Inspiration: Calvin Klein, Dior, Chanel
Signature: T-shirt, Blazer, Straight-cut pants/jeans, “Timeless” colors (Black, Grey, White, Camel, Navy, Khaki, Burgundy)

Image / Vibe: Quirky, Fun, Wild, Maverick, Unique, Risk-Taker
Style Icons: Lady Gaga, Michelle Harper, Rihanna, Gwen Stefani, Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj
Couture Inspiration: Vivienne Westwood, Betsey Johnson, L.A.M.B., Comme Des Garçons
Signature: (Unusual, whimsical, quirky, peculiar, unconventional)

Edgy / Rocker Chic
Image / Vibe: Dark, Mysterious, Urban, Underground
Style Icons: Rooney Mara, Taylor Momsen
Couture Inspiration: Azzedine Alaïa, Alexander McQueen, Balmain, Givenchy, Ann Demeulemeester, Altuzarra
Signature: Black, Leather, Ripped Jeans/Leggings


Image / Vibe: Sophisticated, Empowered
Style Icons: Kate Middleton, Victoria Beckham, Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn
Couture Inspiration: Donna Karan, Hugo Boss, Carolina Herrera, Roland Mouret, Diane von Furstenberg, Hermès
Signature: Structured Silhouette Attire, Wrap Dresses, Pencil Skirts

Image / Vibe: Subtle Elegance, Modest, Simple, Clean-Cut
Style Icons: Angelina Jolie, Michelle Williams, Emma Stone
Couture Inspiration: Céline, Jil Sander
Signature: Classic styles with a twist or modern take, often unicolor outfits, Color range is from “Timeless” colors (Black, Grey, White, Camel, Navy, Khaki, Burgundy) to Modern Vibrant colors.

Modern / Fashion-Forward
Image / Vibe: Bold, Trendy, Chameleon, Adaptable, Urban
Style Icons: Demi Moore, Leighton Meester, Madonna, Sarah Jessica Parker, Heidi Klum
Couture Inspiration: Balenciaga, Lanvin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartney, John Galliano, Yves Saint Laurent, Alice + Olivia, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs
Signature: Statement Necklaces, Colorful Attire, Patterned or Textured Attire, Very On-Trend but not as risky as the Eccentric style.

Image / Vibe: Intellectual, Old Money, Inspired by Prepschool attire
Style Icons: Alexa Chung, Emma Watson, Olivia Palermo, Rachel Bilson
Couture Inspiration: Paul Smith, J. Crew, Lacoste, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger
Signature: Oversized Sweaters, Stockings, Polo, Buttoned-Up Collars, Cardigans, Bows, Oxford shoes

Image / Vibe: Relaxed, Nonchalant, Cool, Easy-Going
Style Icons: Cameron Diaz, Lindsay Lohan
Couture Inspiration: Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone
Signature: Loose Tank Tops, Graphic Tees, jeans, ripped shorts

pictures from snob affair

The meaning of color

Did you know that the color you wear have a meaning? Even when you are not saying anything the color that you wear speak volumes about how you are feeling what you want to project to others.
Black is the color of authority and power. It is popular in fashion because it makes people appear thinner. It is also stylish and timeless. Black also implies submission. Priests wear black to signify submission to God. Some fashion experts say a woman wearing black implies submission to men. Black outfits can also be overpowering, or make the wearer seem aloof or evil. Villains, such as Dracula, often wear black.
Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. White reflects light and is considered a summer color. White is popular in decorating and in fashion because it is light, neutral, and goes with everything. However, white shows dirt and is therefore more difficult to keep clean than other colors. Doctors and nurses wear white to imply sterility.
The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. It is also the color of love. Red clothing gets noticed and makes the wearer appear heavier. Since it is an extreme color, red clothing might not help people in negotiations or confrontations. Red cars are popular targets for thieves. In decorating, red is usually used as an accent. Decorators say that red furniture should be perfect since it will attract attention.
The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Sports teams sometimes paint the locker rooms used by opposing teams bright pink so their opponents will lose energy.
The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. It causes the opposite reaction as red. Peaceful, tranquil blue causes the body to produce calming chemicals, so it is often used in bedrooms. Blue can also be cold and depressing. Fashion consultants recommend wearing blue to job interviews because it symbolizes loyalty. People are more productive in blue rooms. Studies show weightlifters are able to handle heavier weights in blue gyms.
Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. It is the easiest color on the eye and can improve vision. It is a calming, refreshing color. People waiting to appear on TV sit in "green rooms" to relax. Hospitals often use green because it relaxes patients. Brides in the Middle Ages wore green to symbolize fertility. Dark green is masculine, conservative, and implies wealth. However, seamstresses often refuse to use green thread on the eve of a fashion show for fear it will bring bad luck.
Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. While it is considered an optimistic color, people lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms, and babies will cry more. It is the most difficult color for the eye to take in, so it can be overpowering if overused. Yellow enhances concentration, hence its use for legal pads. It also speeds metabolism.
The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. It is also feminine and romantic. However, because it is rare in nature, purple can appear artificial.
Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Light brown implies genuineness while dark brown is similar to wood or leather. Brown can also be sad and wistful. Men are more apt to say brown is one of their favorite colors.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Tom Ford

Oh how I love Tom Ford he is an amazing designer.

Katy Perry

Roberto Cavalli designs one of Katy Perry performance piece for her Prismatic World Tour. 

Michael Kors

Michael Kors new store opening in Shanghai.