Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring's Hottest Nail Lacquers

This Spring is all about the neon and sorbet colors. A simple way to add a POP of color into your wardrobe without looking like a clown is by painting the little workers we call fingers!
You can always expect for M.A.C. to give you exactly what you need! This season  the makeup empire released their spring collection entitled "Shop M.A.C. Cook M.A.C."
My favorite 2 are called "Midsummers Dream" & "Play Day"
The most efficient way to get shiny full on color with no gaps or streaks is to : 
  1. Apply Underlacquer/Base Coat (allow 5 min of drying)
  2. Apply 1st coat of color (allow 10 min of drying)
  3. Apply 2nd coat of color (allow 10 min of drying)
  4. *Optional* Apply 3rd & last coat of color ( allow 15 min of )
  5. Apply Overlacquer/Top Coat (allow 15 min of drying)

Remember have FUN with your nails and take good care of them, they are just as important as any other part of our bodies!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Makeup Mysteries: MAC's Fix +

What does it do?  
When do you use it? 
Is it good for my skin? 
Why does everyone like this product?

Every time I work with a client, and I bring this item out. I instantly get the question "What is that?", "My friend has that; what does it do?", or my favorite "I have that! I love it! But I have no idea what it does..."- WHATT??? 

I've had enough of the foolery! It's time to clear this up once and for all. 
Doing a little research I went to "MAC's" website as well as asking some of my friends and fellow artists on how they use Fix+. 

I want to make sure when you are done view this post that you will spray you Fix+ with purpose!

(No matter how much you spray)

Here is what MAC defines Fix+ as. 
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. Spray it on. Skin drinks it up!
( so this is going to HYDRATE, SOOTHE, and REFRESH you skin)

I'm the kind of makeup artist who likes to use an item for multiple functions. Here is a list of what you can do with Fix+.

Like any item that you spray always hold Fix+ 6inches away from your face. Spray 3 time on the left side of your face, than the right, finally the center(in no particular order).
  • Spray before starting your makeup to energize and lightly hydrate your skin
  • If you notice that your skin looks looks powdery when you are done applying your makeup. Spray Fix+ and let it dry. You will notice that you will see your natural texture underneath. 
  • If you have a matte eye shadow that you want to use as an eyeliner. Spray your liner brush with Fix+ to create a smoother line.
  • Using mineral eye shadows can be messy some times. If you spray your shadow brush with Fix+. You will see that the color of the mineral shadow is much stronger.
  • Feeling slightly stressed? Spray Fix+ and you will notice how relaxed you will feel thanks to it's soothing components. 

Fix+ is right for everyone it has lots of functions and is something that you will need as a staple in your personal kit!!!


It is lightweight, very hydrating, it absorbs quickly and you seem to feel your skin "exhale" as if it wants to say: "Thank You for a fantastic gift!"