Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Best New Summer Beauty Products for The Perfect Travel Destination Looks

Summer is nearly here and holidays are just around the corner. Chances are you are booking your tickets for your dream vacation whether it is to a far-flung corner of the earth, or somewhere close to home.  The preparation is often as inspiring as the actual destination.  You’ve planned your outfits down to the last accessory and now you need to sort out your beauty kit so you only take what you need and don’t find yourself with the wrong products.  Actually, vacation time is the perfect opportunity to try out a new look, to experiment with either less or more than you would usually wear, and to have some fun with your beauty routine.  Maybe you want to have a quick, simplified, versatile look so you don’t waste precious holiday time in front of a mirror, or perhaps you want to look like you are a seasoned travel pro who knows exactly the best look to blend in with the locals. 
Whatever your motivation or destination there are amazing new products that will be fun to use and have your out the door in no time at all looking absolutely gorgeous.  Here are my top picks to pack - let’s go! 

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

A Model's Secrets: How To Treat Large Pores

Spring is the time of year we want to reveal our skin, wear less makeup (or at least look like it), and have a healthy glow to our complexion.  One of the biggest concerns is large pores around the t-zone area of the nose, forehead, chin and especially the inner cheek areas, making it difficult to apply makeup and keep it in place, and being notoriously difficult to conceal. 

Pores encircle tiny hair follicles allowing the release of oils, cooling the skin.  There are several factors which cause enlarged pores and identifying their cause helps to know what to do to minimize them.  Genetics are a major cause and are passed down through generations.  Thicker skin has more difficulty releasing oils and sebum through the pores and will easily clog and become congested, causing  blackheads. Irritation can also cause stress on the skin resulting in larger pores.  Oil and dirt can settle into the pores, clogging and putting stress on them.  Aging skin begins to slow production of collagen and elastin, causing the skin’s elasticity to weaken and stretch the pores open.  Sun damage has the same effect.  

There are ways to treat and minimize enlarged pores, revealing a healthier, younger complexion, and more even skin tone.  Start now and your skin will be glowing in not time, leaving winter skin far behind.  Here are my top step by step product choices to shrink pores:

Cleanse:  Tata Harper Purifying Cleanser  - gentle and clarifying cleanser to remove all makeup, pollution and oils; use morning and evening. 

Treatment Mask:  Boscia Luminizing Black Charcoal Mask - peel off mask that removes blackheads and oil using activated charcoal; use twice per week.

Alpha Lipoic Acid and DMAE: Perricone MD Intensive Pore Minimizer  - gently exfoliates and tightens pores; use one cotton ball soaked in product after cleansing, both morning and evening.

Anti-oxidant serum:  Skin Inc. Vitamin C Serum Rebalance & Tackle Pores - vitamin C, vitamin B6, and vitamin E have anti-inflammatory properties that calm and protect, while increasing collagen production to strengthen skin; apply two to three drops twice daily before moisturizer

Retinol:  Dermadoctor Picture Porefect - specifically formulated to treat enlarged pores and refine skin tone; apply twice daily before moisturizer, being certain to wear a high SPF sunscreen to protect treated skin from sunburn.

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    XOXO Shelley

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Industry Powerhouse Seeks to Improve Standards for the Business of Modeling

Read full article at the link above.

Industry changes are happening, albeit very slowly, to improve the working conditions and standards of modeling and on-set life, and now actions are being taken by industry powerhouses to address the issues of payment and non-payment of models.  

It is common for models to be nearly always in debt to their agencies, or in a holding pattern to be paid for work they have done.  Agencies charge for expenses that are often not accounted for with receipts for the model and withhold pay for ninety days or longer after a job, oftentimes putting the model in a vulnerable financial position which removes all power she has over her career and relationship with the agency.  It can be much worse for foreign models who are away from home and family, and who have a language barrier.  

To be clear, agents send invoices to clients the day a job is completed, and demand payment within one week if not sooner.  They then use that money to cover the agency overhead such as salaries and operating expenses.  When the model requests her fee she is told that the client hasn’t paid, and the agency will delay for three or more months before making any payment to the model.  After they take their percentage and the model’s owed expenses such as for rent, comp cards, and travel, the model may receive a payment.  Sometimes models are told that they have so much debt with the agency that they will not be paid at all.  Models are often made to feel like they have no right to ask for their earnings, and that they should not expect receipts for billed expenses.  The agency has complete control over the model’s financial situation which in turn means where she lives, where she travels for work, and her budget for food, and transportation.  

The industry has gone unchecked or monitored for decades and these sort of payment practices are not acceptable today.  The industry is dated in its treatment of its workers, and the time has come for regulation.  Freelance does not mean free. Agents do not work for free, and neither do models. 

Please seek advice through to know your rights, to be informed, and to ask for legal help for any modeling industry issues you are experiencing. 

                                                        XOXO Shelley

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Festival Season Beauty - Time to Shine

Festival season is almost here and it’s high time to kiss winter goodbye and let your wild child shine.  And shine is an understatement this year.  The best beauty looks will be creative, colorful, and high on the glitter factor.  

The key looks have holographic qualities, using a rainbow of colors that are meant to be other-worldly.  The opposite of minimalism, go for bright shades, worn all together, and top them off with shine and glitter, including your hair.  

Many brands have created festival kits for both beauty and hair with all you need to create ethereal mermaid looks and unicorn hair.  Check out to find kits that have everything you need in portable sizes.  

Be yourself, be unique and create your own stand out beauty looks. When else can you totally throw out all the beauty rules and have this much fun with makeup?  

                                                             XOXO Shelley

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