Thursday, April 21, 2011

Words of Self: Exercise as a lifestyle

Exercise should be a necessity. Whether its stretching daily, walking everywhere you go, never taking the elevator and choosing the stairs or working out at the gym.

Being active will improve your health greatly. It reduces stress, cure physical injuries, add years to your life, etc. The list goes on!!

Exercise not only will make you feel better about how healthy you will began to feel, but you will have a better outlook on life.

Just remember don't over do it, be careful, and enjoy an active life!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

International Makeup-Artist Trade Show 2011

Although i was planning on go to the IMATS Makeup Trade Show since three months ago, I still managed to be very much excited this morning as if I had just herd I was going. My mother picked me up around 8 am and we headed to the show, which began letting people in at 8, where workshops started at 10.

The lines were semi long, but moved very quickly. While waiting I immediately chose the workshops and booths i wanted to visit, but things don't always go as planned. When we entered we saw a bunch of hollywood makeup. For example, live-like dead people, cone heads, aliens to Eddie Murphy. Next to the mini museum we watched as the makeup artist prepared their models, who roamed the building, for the student competition.
 The Instead of going to the first workshop, we shopped for some new colored CICI Fashion brushes, and most lines were crazy!!! It was hectic because this was the first booth you come to, we had no idea what else we were going to to see.
A spray painter and artist caught our eye. Two models, simultaneously, became works of art by the two. There was a line next to the Wolfe Face Art & FX cosmetics, to get work done, and we made sure to place ourselves  at the end of it. While we waited my mother got some eye serums from GrandeLASH-md. Finally after 40 minutes she got a elegant face design and then I got decorative cheetah prints on my hand.
We took picks, and entered a room of masterpiece. There were several more makeup booths, including a seminar on horror like makeup that i chose to ignore. Glittery colors caught my eye, canadian Lit Cosmetics glitters (shown later) to be exact. so I touched up my mom with some samples and headed to Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics cosmetics. And boy, did I get a treat. I saw the Queen of Blending. I used to watch her vids daily before i got into my natural hair phase. She let me take a pic and when gave me a hug. I was joyous. We got some OCC vegan lacquer and some glitter.

The rest was much of a blur. We went around the crowded room inching. I tried to view some other stuff but could hardly see it because of the bunch of people. I viewed naked cosmetics and stilla and temptu. I tired to get some Inglot (of Japan) pallets, but that was the worse spot to be. But after i passed that crowd i got, yet, another surprise. Julieg, another great MUA of YouTube, was there. She seemed a lil busy so I made sure to snap a picture as she waved hello.
After that we watched the OCC Skin airbrushing workshop, which we chose out of the many other workshops there, given by the creator. He was funny and very informational. I went bare faced just to get my foundation done, but when he asked for a volunteer I guess I was a second to late. I would have loved it. He explained the ingredients and how he wasn't interested in tactical advertising, only the truth of his products. Not only did he speak of the products he offered her spoke of others. He explained the pros and cons, and I loved that he said not to give up on other makeup techniques, but to see the airbrushing as an option. He was great.
To finish off the show we went back to the natural, alcohol and paraben free Canadian makeup booth, Lit and got more work done. My mom transformed her elegant eye into a funky eye and I got a dual-glitter line on my eyes. We left with some makeup and solution.

Here are more of the other companies that were there

Show will also be tomorrow, Sunday.

Sorry if photos are unclear, more will be shown soon.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Natural Beauty Remedies

Well researching some DIY cosmetic recipes, I stumbled across this video (below). Though I already knew about some of the product backgrounds, I was taught some more.
I had no idea about using the lemon in shampoo helps eliminate dandruff, i didn't know that you had to grind oats before applying it to the face, and i didn't know the backing soda in shampoo breaks down product buildup.
Other remedies included the use of sugar as a scrub, oil as a moisturizer, and milk in a foot bath

Monday, April 4, 2011

Blog Giveaway! Cosmetics OR $10 Gift Card

I would like to promote my blog some more. So the best way I believe to do this, is to host a giveaway. I also want to give my product drawers some space. Therefore, I am hosting a giveaway and contest on my blog and youtube channel. (RULES BELOW)

Two winners will receive either a $10 gift card to anywhere OR unused or swatched products, such as the following: eyeshadows, lip balms and stick, a facial mask, blush, applicators, a nail polish, and a foundation that is a shade darker than me. 

***ADDITIONAL: If you would like a product added (especially Mary Kay), feel free to let me know in your comment. I will add the product or something close to it. 

RULES (read all before implement your entry)
  1. Subscribe to/Follow my Blog 
  2. Read and Comment on AT LEAST two post on my blog. (Feel free to ask questions.)
  3. Comment this post once subscribed, explaining how you have subscribed and entered. 
    1. For an additional 2 entries, subscribe to my youtube and comment any video. My YouTube   
    2. on this post write the name of your youtube (if any)
  4. US and National
  5. I will be using

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Featured Person of the Month-MOE DOLLAZ

 Our first and current Achiever of the Month is the lyrical artist, MOE DOLLAZ.

"Next Level Anthem" by Moe Dollaz is a great tune for your ears. Sampled from Jay Z's Encore, Moe Dollaz added a wonderful personal feel to this piece. Not only did Moe show his skills, he also incorporated his team, Next Level Squad of East New York, Brooklyn. "Next Level Anthem" is a most recent song of many attributes Moe Dollaz has on his youtube:
He is currently underground, but his drive, dedication and charisma will surely land him a great career.
Please check him out and subscribe.


Friday, April 1, 2011

Words of Self: Eat right for a better life

I know many of us are accustomed to fast food restaurants, processed foods, and frozen dishes BUT these are many of most of the bad foods we eat.

Unhealthy foods (with excess sugar, with sat. & trans. fat, with harsh and unnatural chemicals) not only contribute to physical harm, such as excess weight, clogged arteries, and disease, but emotional as well. "Bad" foods cause bad and sad moods. Studies have shown that healthy eating will heal mood swings in women and depression in all.

Also, don't starve yourself. eat at LEAST three times a day. this helps provide energy you need throughout the day and allows your metabolism to work constantly. Only eating one to two times a day may actually cause you to gain weight because your body doesn't have the energy to burn fat and doesn't want you to dehydrate or starve. And remember, you can eat almost anything you want, just consume in proportions.

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