Mid-Week Merch

This week we are talking about the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer! 

Lets talk about why we love it! 

1. FASTER DRYING TIME....lets say this one more time: FASTER DRYING TIME. The biggest reason people don't like drying their hair is the amount of time it takes, especially if you have thick hair, and a lot of it! 

2. Three speed settings providing the ultimate control. 

3. Magnetic attachements! Gone are the days of the diffuser/smoothing attachments falling off mid-style. 

4. Light weight. 

5. Prevents extreme heat damage. 

6. Quieter than most dryers on the market. 

7. Relatively indestructible. I can't tell you how many times we've dropped this thing, and it keeps on trucking along! 

This dryer may be a little on the high end in regards to price, but its worth every single penny. Dyson is also an incredible company that takes very good care of their consumers, and that is a major plus in our book! 

Click the following link to purchase yours! 

Mid-Week Merch

Welcome to another Mid-Week Merch. This week we're obsessing over the Lancome Absolue Poweder, it has quickly become a staple in our makeup kits. 

Let me tell you why we love it! 

1. It is very finely milled, resulting in a smooth appearance rather than that cakey look that NONE of us are looking for. 

2. It is luminous so it has multiple uses! You can use it for an overall glow for dry/combo skin or as a highlight on oily skin. 

3. Very rarely is powder ok to use on mature skin, THIS ONE WORKS! One reason that powder shouldn't be used on mature skin is because it tends to settle into fine lines and wrinkles, but this powder doesn't do that, even over long periods of time. You might say its the miracle powder everyone has been looking for! 

How to use it: Dust it on with a powder brush, or press on with a powder puff starting at the center of the face and working outward. 

This is a luxury brand, but it is worth every single penny! Click on the link below and you can purchase it for yourself! 

#TeachTuesday

KERATIN! What is it and who is it for? Keratin treatment, also known as Brazilian Blowout, is a product applied to the hair to help tame frizz and unmanageable hair. This girl, Sophie, came in with one of the most unmanageable manes we've seen in a long time. It was thick, frizzy, partially curly, partially straight, all around hard to style and manage for her. She called it "the beast." An hour later she was walking out the door with the most beautiful hair she'd ever had. A picture speaks a thousand words!

The best part about the keratin treatment that we offer is:

1. It is quick,

2. No post treatment waiting period! When you leave you can feel free to exercise, wash your hair, go on vacation, put it in a ponytail, anything you want!

3. You are also able to curl your hair and it will hold, unlike other treatments on the market.

Mid-Week Merch

Happy Wednesday! Today we're coming at you with another one of our favorite products! 

It might seem simple to you, but to us, this glue is an absolute staple! We will never use another brand of glue again. We also prefer the clear-white version because it doesn't get that gummy look that some black glues get. Now lets find out why we like it! 

1. Its latex-free! Often when people have a negative reaction to faux lashes, it stems from the glue. Most lash glues contain latex, this is the most common ingredient that causes an allergic reaction. 

2. It is waterproof! It is perfect for special events, such as weddings, in which people may cry! Or contact wearing individuals that deal with a lot of moisture in their eyes. 

3. It dries clear! 

4. It is not tested on animals. 

5. IT LASTS ALL DAY AND NIGHT, which is by far our favorite part. 

Click the following button and find the glue: 

#TeachTuesday

Lash extensions, what are they and who are they for? Lash extensions are individual lashes glued individually to your existing lashes to create a fuller and longer looking lash. They typically last no longer than 3 weeks, you have the option of getting a full 1 week later, 2 weeks later, or 3 weeks later, after 3 weeks it is considered a full set. These lashes are ideal for the girl that doesn't wear a lot of makeup, or the girl who doesn't wear oil based products.

What you want to avoid:

1. Wetting within 48 hours.

2. Oil based cleansers or makeup.

3. Mascara, luckily with lash extensions you can throw your mascara out he window!

4. Oily hair products. You may not realize it, but as you spray hair products, they can get all over the body and face. Oil will break down the adhesive on the lashes, they will shed faster than normal.

One thing to remember is that some shedding is normal as we lose lashes regularly without even realizing it. With that said, we do want to avoid speeding that process along. You will also want to comb through your lashes with a spooly free of product once a day to keep from tangling. #teachtuesday

Mid-Week Merch

Hello friends! This week we have a product to share with you that we absolutely love! 

Why we love it: This dry oil is packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids. It penetrates into the skin quickly and is noncomedogenic, which means it won't clog pores while its hydrating your skin and improving texture! This oil is perfect for day or night, you can also use it within your foundation, our favorite way. For our more dry skinned clients, we drop one or two (a little goes a long way) drops into the foundation and pounce it on the skin with a damp beauty blender, creating the perfect finish! It won't hold on to your dry patches for dear life and you'll finally get the radiance that every dry girl is looking for. It is also 100% cruelty free and vegan friendly, which is certainly a plus! 

#TeachTuesday

Welcome to this week's #teachtuesday! "What is balayage," this is a question we are often asked. Simply put, balayage is a technique for highlighting the hair in which the lightener is painted on in such a way to create a graduated, natural looking effect. Who is an ideal candidate for balayage? Someone who doesn't have a lot of time to frequently visit the salon, but needs their hair to always look done, as this service can still look great up to 12 weeks later. Someone who has shoulder length hair or longer. Someone who wants to keep their natural color but add in some fun without needing a new growth touch up regularly. Someone who wants the sun kissed look. Someone who likes to wear their hair wavy or curled regularly. Who is not an ideal candidate? Someone with hair shorter than shoulder length. Someone who is all over grey, as this process is for lightening, not darkening. Someone who wears their hair stick straight more often than not. #teachtuesday

Benefits of Keratin

We've all heard of it: Keratin AKA Brazilian Blowout. Most of us know what it is meant for, or so we think! This services is typically advertised as a treatment that helps tame, frizzy, unruly hair. We have accidentally discovered the added benefits!

The science behind keratin is that it seals the cuticle. If you imagine your hair strands as open faux christmas trees, once you apply the keratin it closes those branches up, like when you're ready to store your tree until next year. Katie had this problem among the fact that it just wouldn't grow. It was fine, frizzy, and short. Since starting her keratin treatment, she has gained inches, fullness, and a smooth cuticle. Certain strengthens each strand, meaning it no longer breaks off, offering newly found length! Who knew? We didn't! It seems like a pretty obvious benefit now that we think about it, but no one ever mentions it so we didn't know! The company itself does not advertise this as a benefit, so we are thrilled to have discovered it. Don't believe me? Just take a look at the photos below, the proof is in the pudding, my friends! 

The above photo is the before of Katie's hair. As you can see its very fine, you can see through to the scalp, the frizz is untamable, and you can see breakage throughout. 

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Here is Katie's hair after few treatments! You can no longer see the scalp, it is full, healthy, much longer, and no more breakage! Katie is left feeling more confident and her hair is easier to style which is especially helpful as she takes care of her family and uncountable weddings in her career as a wedding planner.  

Keely via Annie

There is something so special about Indian brides, from the vibrant colors to the dramatic makeup and big hair. We can't get enough! Keely's was an absolutely stunning canvas for Annie to work on, theres no wonder she turned out so beautiful. Can you say bombshell?! Here are a few of our favorite images from the event: 

Thank you so much for having us Keely, we wish you all the luck in the world with your new family. 

Friday Favorites!

Paris to Amsterdam, Toronto to Miami,4 trips in 4 months,with 4 of my besties and there was one common thread. " D can we please go make up shopping, I want what you use!" So make up shopping we went. 

 

Below I'd like to share with you my all time favorite products for daily life and travel. Adding these items to your make up bag will ensure you are prepared for any tripthat may come your way. 

 

Heres a little daniellestyle tip: sample sizes are the way to go when traveling but they can be super hard to find. Ebay is the ultimate go-to for stocking up. ( notice my mini NARS bronzer:) 

 

Lancôme absolute radiant smoothing

powder

  - this powder is from the gods. Smooths the appearance of the skin. Amazing and worth every penny $58 Nordstrom

 

Smashbox x-rated mascara

  • I'm all about having the right wand and this one grabs your lashes as you apply the mascara so that both sides of the lash get covered. LOVE

 

Morphe setting powder brush

    -Stiff yet soft bristles, great for setting under eye concealer

 

Lancôme pressed powder

-Sometimes you just need a little matte coverage. 

 

Ester lauder ideal lights

  -Highlighter, concealer, foundation, this illuminating stick does it all. Creamy formula that resists creasing.

 

Cinema secrets foundation palette

-Cake concealer for days you wake up with what grandma erb called the "Sunday flu" 

 

Tarte tartiest creme eye liner( brush included)  creamy and smooth. Very easy to apply

 

Armani contour fan brush

-This is my all time favorite brush. You just have to try it, Perfcet for contouring

 

-Armani creme eyeshadow #11

Creamy eyeshadow that set to a crease resistant eyeshadow base. 

 

-Anastasia Beverly Hills liquid lipstick color: milk shake

  Use this as a highlighter for a nude lip

 

 

Lorac pro eye shadow palette

 This palette is slim for travel and has all the colors you could need. Matte and shimmery shades

 

Armani hydro proof foundation:

  This foundation is from the gods. Light weight, sublime coverage, and application is foolproof and stunning. 

 

 

Burberry cheek stain rose

  Soft hint of gel color. 

 

Nars bronzer : laguna

Make up Eraser

Stumbled upon this little gem while Christmas shopping at  Nordstrom. So let me get this straight, this little wash rag is going to take off all my make up without any removing solution at all? Sure it is.....

Well, this little sucker rocks! With a little water,  One side removes a your make up and the other side exfoliates. This little Majic eraser for the face even gets off the most stubborn waterproof liner and mascara! 

For $20 give it try. I bought 7 for gifts! 

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Armani Make Up

Traveling is a passion of mine for many reasons. The food, the culture, the make up;)  

When traveling  I take every chance I get to visit different make up counters and research new make-up lines on the market. My most recent trip brought me to one of my favorite counters to play at ..... ARMANI

ARMANI'S make up line is just mmmmm yummy. Everything from their foundations to their brushes are exquisite. Get this...I love this line so much that I let the make up artist working there do my make up. Yeah, even I will get my make up done at a mall if it's at the ARMANI counter!

 

Here are some treats I picked up today.

 

Shooting with my buddies...

Last weekend I had the great pleasure of working with 2 of my favorite people for a little shoot.  Susan Jackson ( photographer) and I have been friends for years and i was so happy to get this shoot in before she moves to san fransisco. And you all know that annie Heyward ( hair and make up)  is my main minx. 

We shot the photos in my bedroom at my new house and the lighting was a gift from above. Susan and annie knocked this one out of the park. There are so many good shots I can't even choose. 

 

Thanks annie and Susan for taking the time to help me get some great new shots! Love you both!

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