Sexy Updo Hairstyles for a Romantic Date Night

Tired of wearing your hair the same old way every single day? How about surprising your Valentine with a sexy updo on your next romantic night out? A little extra time spent on your new style may save Cupid an arrow. Did you know “The neck is the most sexual part of a woman's body, so exposing it is a subconscious way of flirting?” Try one of these easy styles to send a message to that special someone in your life. The Ponytail According to professional hairstylist, Kate, “There is a big difference between the "I'm going to the gym" ponytail, and The Ponytail.” In her video tutorial, Kate lists these steps to help you achieve perfection: Start with hair already styled with curling iron and product Use a jaw clip to secure a small section of hair at the crown to ensure a … [Read more...]

How To Create The Perfect Smokey Eye

Ah yes that age old question "how to do a smokey eye." As a makeup artist, it is the question I get asked most often. The smokey eye makeup look is the most asked for look in makeovers and special event appointments. You can perfect this sultry makeup look at home with some practice using these steps. Smokey eye how to: Step 1: prime and prep If you're going to put all this work into your smokey eye, your'e going to want it last all night. And you do not want it to crease. I highly recommend investing in an eye primer. You just need a bit, use your finger to blend it over the whole eye lid and up to the brow. At the very least, use your concealer so the eyeshadow has something to stick to. Step 2: eyeliner Use a kohl pencil to line around the whole eye into the lash line. … [Read more...]

What Is Your Body Type?

Every stylist will agree, the best fashion advice is to dress for your body type. But how do you know what your body type is? GET OUT THE MEASURING TAPE! The numbers don’t lie. 8 out of 10 women I have consulted with over the years (and there have been thousands) tell me at first blush their body-shape is X or Y. And, most of those women are wrong. Rather than argue with them, I’ve learned to get out the pink measuring tape, a piece of paper, and a stick drawing of a woman…and start measuring! Got your measuring tape? You will want to take measurements of: Your shoulders (with your hands to your sides) – you might need some help with this one Your bust line Your rib (right under your bust line) Your high waist – natural waist Your low waist – belly button high High … [Read more...]

Wedding Day Beauty Tips

Wedding Ideas from dresses to makeup and more It's the day of your wedding, and the tips and advice you received from your mother, friends, and loved ones have paid off and you look and feel beautiful. Time has been spent arranging your hair just so, making up your face perfectly, and getting you ready for your big day. Many times, however, brides just consider the big picture - and often forget how uncomfortable they may be during the ceremony or reception in a hot, heavy dress with four-inch heels. It's a bad scenario, but it happens. To keep you up, dancing, and mingling with your guests, here are a few of the most essential bride must-haves for your wedding day. With a little forethought and a carefully packed cocktail bag, you can be prepared for whatever the day has in store with … [Read more...]

How to Clean Suede Shoes

Originally used for women’s gloves, suede is now a favorite among designers for clothing and accessories. And where it used to be thought of as only appropriate for cold or cooler temperatures, suede is now considered fashionable in any season. So, no need to pack up those suede shoes just yet! Suede these days has become a big player in Spring runway collections and now the appearance of suede in stores usually means that spring is right around the corner. One designer in particular has me drooling over his suede pumps. I was born for Italian luxury. I can feel it. And who could resist these blue suede shoes? (You were waiting for that, weren't you?) “Well, you can knock me down, step in my face, slander my name all over the place. Do anything that you want to … [Read more...]

How to Pluck Your Eyebrows in 3 Easy Steps

Plucking my eyebrows is not the most entertaining item on my to-do list of grooming, but it's one of the easiest and most important ways to be a foxy mama which is why I'm here to teach you how to do it. Start off with your tools.  All you need for a basic pluck job is a pair of awesome tweezers {Tweezerman are legendary} and some cuticle scissors, and for a more advanced grooming, the gathering you see below. Step 1: Pluck above your eyebrow.  There are plenty of people who will tell you never, ever to pluck above the eyebrow.  And they are all wrong.  Did you see how many stray hairs there are above my eyebrow in that first photo?  What if I were to just leave them up there for the whole world to see?  That's not called grooming, it's called denial.  Don't go too crazy but … [Read more...]