Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Down Home Beauty

Aw, shucks. Everyone is smokin', sizzlin,' sexy, hot on Nashville. Down home country beauty, big hair and sequins never looked this good. I haven't met the beauty Miss Panettiere, but the gorgeous, lovely Connie Britton is a client. I'm a fan of country and all things Nashville. Neutrogena teaming up with Hayden, makes smart, clean sense.

Neutrogena has teamed up with the stunning, flawless Hayden Panettiere's, character Juliette Barnes. Neutrogena Brand Ambassador Hayden Panettiere, ABC's Nashville devilish darlin', takes you behind the scenes. 'How to videos' help create stunning makeup, ready for your Country close-up.

Lead Nashville make-up Artist, Erin Koplow walks you through the different looks. It;'s fabulous MU application, step by step. 

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Everyday Glow
Everyday Glow, a sexy bronze, flawless glow, is clean and pretty. Everyday Glow looks fresh on and off-set. Start with a great base. Neutrogena's lightweight, Healthy Skin Compact Makeup with SPF #55, blends flawlessly for radiant skin that looks great throughout the day, while protecting against damaging sun rays. Erin applied Healthy Skin Blends Sun kissed bronzer to the face for a sun kissed glow. Erin's tip: apply bronzer to the eyelid, pulls together the whole look. A few coats of Healthy Volume Mascara, start at the base and wiggle your way up the lid. Instant sexy eye gratification.  MoistureSmooth Color Stick in Juicy Peach on the lip, adds shine and shimmer. There you have it, like mama says, "keep it simple." With four easy steps.

Professionally Polished 

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Hayden's character, Juliette Barnes likes a confident, polished look. Erin stepped up Hayden's makeup creating more depth and dimension, while maintaining a healthy glow. Erin applied Neutrogena Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup Broad Spectrum SPF 20 with a brush, upward strokes evening out the skin for a luminous finishHealthy Skin Blends Sun kissed dusted on the cheeks, forehead, for the star that your are. Crease Proof Eye Shadow in Perfect Pink, sheer color with a hint of sparkle swept across the lash line and into the lid, looks fresh even after a twelve hour day. Nourishing Eye Liner, along the waterline (Thanks, Erin! for the awesome application description) brings attention to the eye, creating a sexy, confident look. Healthy Lengths Mascara creates length and its healthy. What more could a gal ask for. When going for a 'big-girl' eye, add a few extra coats. Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20, a blushing rose shade. Oh, Nashville this girl looks mighty purty.

Show Time

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A great makeup artist knows when to adjust her tools, like any great artist.
Show Time, or the Stage, TV, Film, Editorial require different makeup products to look diva delish. Erin is a pro. She took us through Hayden's different character looks effortlessly. Show Time, Hayden 's Juliette gets to GLAM it up. Pull out all the stops, while managing to look fresh and pretty. The hot lights require an awesome primer. Neutrogena's Shine Control Primer doesn't crack, leaving the skin prepped and ready for your close-up. Shine Control Liquid Makeup is breathable foundation. Buildable, matte coverage, feels light under pressure. Go ahead and get dramatic, Healthy Volume Mascara in Carbon Black creates the IT factor. I might go with waterproof, just to be foul proof. Rim the eyes with Nourishing Eye Liner, and blend. Luscious lips, bronzer and voila. Erin Koplow, you rock. Thanks for your tips and tricks. See you at the rodeo.

Check out  the Neutrogena - Hayden Panittere's makeup tutorials, and recreate the smashing looks:

Thank you Neutrogena, Nashville and Ambassador, Hayden Panettiere.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Movin' On Up TIKI Style

Supreme Sauna at TIKI


SupReME Sauna. The most intense calorie burning and detoxifying sauna around.

c/o TIKI

When I half-heartedly moved from NYC to a small town, let's say it was a major adjustment.
I was part of the fashion and beauty 'in crowd', conquered the Big Apple. What I didn't realize was the Big Apple, stole the best parts of me. My return was a kick in the reality butt. I rediscovered through nature, quiet simplicity my spirituality, passion, holistic nature and creativity. The sabbatical, was a return to a simpler lifestyle. When my niece stumbled upon the ultra cool TIKI Face book page, I did a happy dance. Something new & different, good for the mind, body & soul.
I chatted with the sweet, accommodating, stunning Founder, Bridget Reilly about TIKI. The origins, how it came to about.
Bridget fell in love with exercise, Infrared Saunas, healing benefits, detoxing properties, healthy living and wanted to share it with the Community. TIKI offers Infrared Sauna, Oxygen Bar, Reiki, Eyebrow Threading & Neuromuscular chair massage. At an affordable price.

Auburn can be conservative, but somehow TIKI  fell into place. The stars lined up, and TIKI Spa was born. 2, 1-3 persons Far Infrared Saunas, 1 Upgrade for 1-2 people, Near and Far, all equipped with awesome, Chromotherapy (light) available. 
I had my own Infrared Sauna, choose blue light, lulled by the soothing sound of waves.

My mom and I indulged in the Aroma therapeutic Oxygen Bar, with yummy flavors like Eucalyptus, Lavender, Vanilla, Cherry, Cinnamon, and Spearmint. It was such a treat. We walked around all day amazed, we can breath!
Thank you, Bridget for the TIXI experience. Auburn is lucky to have you!!!


Chromotherapy Color Benefits

Orange:Orange is warm, cheering, and non-constricting. It stimulates creative thinking and enthusiasm.
Yellow:Yellow helps strengthen the nerves and the mind.
Green:Green is the color of Nature and the earth. Green affects blood pressure and all conditions of the heart.
Increases intuition and sensitivity. Works disinfecting and antiseptic. Tones the general system. It builds the skin and relaxes sensations of stress.
Blue:Blue is cooling; electric, astringent The Blue Ray is one of the greatest antiseptics in the world.” Cools down inflammations (don’t forget rheumatic inflammations), fever, high blood pressure, stops bleedings, relieves the bursting headaches, calms strong emotions like anger, aggression or hysteria.
Purple:These are colors of transformation. These colors slow down an over-active heart; stimulate the spleen and the white blood cells (immunity).
Red:Brings warmth, energy and stimulation, therefore good for energy, fatigue, colds, chilly and passive people. Red energizes heart and blood circulation, it builds up the blood and heightens a low blood pressure. It energizes all organs and the senses.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bang You Head

There are hair products, and then there are totally hot, rocking hair products.
Hot Pink Product. A studded heart icon signifies Michael O'Rourke's love for the artist, industry and life. Rock Your Hairarrived in a pink Leopard box, it won me over.
This rocker chick digs big, bold hair, Hollywood Rockin' style.

Rock Your Hair by South African born, LA based celebrity stylist and icon, Michael O'Rourke brings edge to a whole new level. "Known best for his ROCKSTAR style, world famous cutting system, and HIS big heart." 

"Michael's vision behind Rock Your Hair is to do more than inspire women to wear Rockin' BIG BOLD HAIR, he wants to give back. A portion of all Rock Your Hair sales goes to supporting shelters for abused and battered women and helping them to start their lives again."     
How awesome is that?!

Hot Pink Delicious 

Rock Your Hair Shampoo & Conditioner, work magic on fine, lifeless hair. Cleans and refreshes with a sinfully, delish scent. Creates instant volume and shine.

Sulfate Free Volumizing Shampoo 10.5 oz.
Fine, Flat, Thin, Limp Hair? Call Me!!!
Provides luxurious volume without depleting moisture or fading color.
Vitamin enriched for strength and ultimate shine.
Sulfate and Paraben Free formula is safe for all hair types

BOMBSHELL Big Hair Powder

Need a lift? No problem. Dust powder at the roots for added volume. So funky, stash one in your purse, whenever you need a lift. Need shine and texture? Apply BOMBSHELL all over the hair, Rock Your Hair and your world. 
I bet the ladies from SMASH, would dig it for 'Bombshell, the Musical'.

Big Hair Powder 0.9 oz

Get Bigger, Thicker, Fuller Hair!
Backcomb In A Bottle with a Rockin' Fragrance.
Explode lifeless hair, instant lift and volume.
Lightweight formula, thickens hair.

Talc & Micah based powder that liquefies to provide boost, shine and texture.

MIRACLE Leave- In Conditoner

If you're like me, LA LA gals, and the rest of Fashion and Beauty world, you prob. wash your hair once a week. When I do, it's wash, rinse, condition. I hate heavy products that weigh hair down. MIRACLE Leave-In Conditioner feels light, looks luxurious, and sex pot hot. Good to go, rockin' all week long.

Towel dry, lift roots, two spritzes, it's a hair MIRACLE.

Leave-In Weightless Detangle
Shinier, stronger, healthier hair
Soy, wheat and oat proteins to reinforce hair from shaft to ends
Replenishes moisture and shine to dry, color treated and chemically processed hair
Tangle tamer for all hair types
Rock Your Best Hair Yet

SIZE MATTERS Big Volume Root Lift

Rock Your Hair bust out the big guns. Almost a foot long and13 oz., SIZE MATTERS. This Mac Daddy makes a bold statement. Give hair the royal treatment, over the top volume

Size Matters Big Volume Root Lift 13 oz
Get Bigger, Thicker, Fuller Hair!
Aerosol Spray Mousse that creates volume from the root without weighing down ends.
Humidity resistant formula that protects against dry & brittle hair.
Use Prior To Blow Drying.

SPRAY IT HARD Big Volume Hairspray

Don't you love it when a product actually does what it's says. And, delivers?! SPRAY IT HARD is a hair stylist's dream. On set, in the greenroom, trailers, photo shoots, TV & film, artists will be stocking up. Rock Your Hair staples in their kits. Spray that doesn't feel stiff, sticky or brittle. Smells scrumptious. Even BIG BOLD Rock n' Roll hair stays put.

Spray It Hard Big Volume Hairspray 10 oz
Big, Bold Rocking Finishing Spray
Customer Top Rated!
Get Bigger, Thicker, Fuller Hair!
Fast Drying formula locks in volume and keeps humidity out.
Firm, flexible, workable hold with long lasting memory that adds instant shine.
No flaking or stiffness.