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August 19, 2017

Coercing Creativity – 6 Tips For Finding Inspiration As An Aspiring Fashion Stylish

So you’ve decided to take your first steps on the journey to becoming a fashion stylist, and now that you’ve made the leap, it can be hard to gather your thoughts and inspirations into a compelling visual form.

Below are 6 tips aimed at helping you find your super-styling muse, and ways you can communicate this effectively to boost your career and your client base.

Look Out!

If you’re aspiring to a career in fashion styling, it’s important to keep your eyes open. Widen your circle of inspiration by seeking out new experiences and adventures. If you’re able to travel, it’s an excellent way to absorb influences and ideas.

Sometimes even a weekend away in a new environment is enough to trigger a new way of seeing, or some new aesthetic insight. Separate cities within the same country (think of the differences between Melbourne and Brisbane in Australia) will help to convey that there are cultural, climatic and environmental considerations to take into account when styling a client. Seeing these differences play out in situ is a very valuable experience.

Take Notes

A surefire way to ready yourself for a successful career in fashion styling is by undertaking fashion stylist courses. Armed with insider information, tips and tricks, you can be assured that your confidence and competence will skyrocket.

Completing a formal course will also allow you to make contacts and connect with likeminded individuals. It’s also a great way to update your knowledge and inspiration arsenal – industry professionals have seen and heard it all, and are willing to share their invaluable insight with you as you undertake your journey.

Culture Vulture

As with any new learning pursuit, it’s a good idea to read widely and read often. Seek out information and inspiration through the publications and journals of other countries, continents and cultures.

Think of the differences between French Vogue and British Glamour magazines. By being able to absorb and reflect on differing source materials, you will more ably form your own aesthetic opinion and style, while also grounding yourself with knowledge of emerging trends and markets on a global (not just local) scale.   

Cross Over

Art. Architecture. Music. Literature. These may seem like separate and disparate forms, but they’re all inter-related as they impact and influence our aesthetic sphere, and help to form our understanding of the world.

Understanding how wider design trends can be adapted and applied into your fashion styling will help to keep your business relevant, modern and interesting in a wider sense. It will also mean that you’ll never lack source material – whether it’s a song, a building or a sculpture. Artistic inspiration is everywhere and available for free.   

A Musing

If you’ve ever looked at another human being and thought ‘I love their style’, then you’ll find this next tip is a nod to simple instinct.

Try to deconstruct the fashion choices of people you find particularly stylish. Ask yourself questions like ‘why does this work’, and ‘why do I like this?’ By treating stylish friends and acquaintances (or even celebrities) as your muse, you will have an initial roadmap to some styling ideas, and reasons why these ideas are appealing or just ‘work’.

By unpacking simple questions you will begin to understand more nuanced notions inherent in fashion (and art and design). It can also be equally helpful to deconstruct fashions and fittings that you don’t particularly like – constructively think about why choices don’t work, and how you would change or improve outfits to create more visually compelling and flattering looks.

Pin It Up

Remaining up to date and filled with fresh inspiration is easier than ever in the digital world. Sharing platforms such as Pinterest and Reddit allow users to gather and discuss current trends, fascinations and inspirations. Pinterest is particularly helpful as it allows users the ability to create a digital pinboard where they can visually curate inspiration and get feedback from other users.  

A career in fashion styling is ever-changing, interesting, and filled with inspirations from all the senses. Remaining open to new experiences and interests, and reading widely will help to ensure your ongoing success, and will keep you current, relevant and avant-garde well into the future.

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August 19, 2017

Great & Affordable cosmetics & Skincare

Recently when I took a trip to the mall and I discovered a super deal of very inexpensive cosmetics that kick ass!

Plumping Lip Gloss by ELF

First I tried the lip plumping gloss. I got 2 colors , a natural and a light pink they call sparkling rose. They have a sexy natural look them I liked this product so much that I went back to the ELF store and got 2 in each color. They are only about 5 dollars each. While I was at the store I also got some day cream with 15 spf and a moisture serum.  The beauty Shield has vitamin C and other protective ingredients.  The cream and serum is well under 10.00 so it is quite affordable. There are a few actual brick and mortar stores however , this cosmetic line can be gotten easily online. So if you   are looking for an effective but affordable line of cosmetics and skincare then I highly recommend ELF.

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August 18, 2017

8 Top Products By Celebrities

Constantly looking flawless, vacationing at a new beautiful destination or seen living in luxury, celebrities are often placed on a pedestal and inundated with a level of power, influence and responsibility. So when a celebrity endorses or creates a product, it’s hard not to be intrigued. However, the reliability of celebrity claims can often be jaded by commercialization, making it hard to determine which products are actually worth purchasing. Let’s check out some products that are either marketed or created by A-listers and have proven to be beneficial.

1. Sofia Vergara for Ninja Coffee Bar

Known for its variety of brew types, Sofia claims the Ninja Coffee Bar reminds her of the speciality coffee that she enjoyed in Colombia. Not only does this coffee system have a unique brewing technology, built-in frother and customizable servings, but it accommodates different sizes of coffee and even iced coffee without that awful watered-down effect.

2. Beats by Dr. Dre

For a long time, Beats by Dre have been popular for their crisp sound and sleek style. Now available as a wireless accessory, these headphones are great for intense workouts, warming up for a game or even doing household chores — no need to worry about them falling out or getting tangled up in the cords.

 

3. Ivy Park Activewear by Beyonce

Queen Bey prides herself on being a style icon so it’s no surprise that her line of activewear is on point. With a variety of styles and products, Ivy Park is stylish and lightweight, making you feel comfortable and fashionable when working out.

4. Kim Kardashian for Lumee Phone Cases

Not only does it have a sleek style but the Lumee Phone Case has a built-in light that is meant to allow users to take a perfectly lit selfie. Endorsed by the selfie-queen herself, Kim Kardashian, there is no one better to trust when it comes to unique phone accessories.

5. Cravings Cookbook by Chrissy Teigen

With a love for food, fun and family, Chrissy’s cookbook includes easy, straightforward recipes to all those delectable meals you crave. Including breakfast, lunch and dinner, this cookbook is great for a busy mum, young adult and even a beginner, and provides handy tricks that can be used in the kitchen.

6. 50 Cent for Glaceau Vitamin Water

Having previously owned shares in the brand, 50 Cent now endorses Glaceau’s Vitamin Water, owned by The Coca-Cola Company. Available in many yummy flavors, Vitamin Water has a number of vitamins and antioxidants and is a quick hydrator, making it perfect for constantly active individuals. You could even try Vitamin Water Zero, which is just as delicious but has zero calories.

7. The George Foreman Grill

Since its inception in 1994, the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat-Reducing Grilling Machine has sold over 100 million machines. The original concept involved creating an indoor grill that cooked on both sides at once and drained fat away from the food, making it healthier for consumers. It has gone through a number of improvements through the years, making it a great asset to any kitchen.

8. Kylie Cosmetics by Kylie Jenner

As a young and fresh style icon, Kylie Jenner’s line of cosmetics has been growing in popularity. With her first eye palette having sold out instantly, according to product review site BestProducts.com, her range of make-up includes high quality products in a range of gorgeous colors.

Celebrity products are often instantly popular in market due to their associations, however some products actually provide great benefits to consumers. Try some of these suggestions and see the quality of product stand out.

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August 17, 2017

Top Reasons To Customize Your Mattress With The Experts!

Do you know that your mattress is a significant part of your life and in case you sleep on the wrong mattress you will invite restless sleep and back pain in your life! It is crucial for you as a person to invest in the right mattress for your sleep or else you will suffer from health issues that might turn worse with the passage of time.

 

Understand why your bed is important to you.

Most people overlook the need to buy the right mattress for their bed. They believe just any mattress will do. However, your body after a hard day’s work deserves the rest and care it deserves. In case, you sleep on the wrong mattress you will notice that pains and aches in your body increase. One of the biggest problems of sleeping on the wrong mattress includes your body sinking into the whole bed. You do not get the support you need, and the pressure points of the body are affected. It is here that you need to ensure you either change or buy a new mattress for your bed. You can opt for an innerspring, memory foam, air filled or customized bed as per your choice and needs.


Take expert guidance when you are customizing your mattress
Professional experts of bedding showrooms help you when it comes to choosing the right mattress for your health needs. You may customize your mattresses with TOILE – a name that invokes trust and quality when it comes to bedding and home décor. Ensure that you speak with experts and check for any underlying aches and pains you might have in your body. With the aid of their advice and guidance, you can tailor-make the mattress that meets and matches your needs without hassles at all.
Quality and comfort for years to come
When you are looking for the right mattress for your needs, ensure that you check for quality, comfort, and functionality. Beds come with a warranty, and they last for 10 to 20 years. At the same time, you must ensure that you take care and clean your mattress properly so that you face no problems or issues at all. In case you are not sure of the right kind of bed that is suited for your physical health and age, consult your doctor to find out.


Specifications -get the right measurements and guidance from experts
Discuss specifications and have the mattress delivered to your home without hassles at all. Also, ensure your family sleeps on the right bed. With the aid of customized mattresses, you will never face health problems at all. These mattresses ensure you receive comfort and health at the same time. They allow you to sleep better and you will not wake up feeling tired and fatigued.
Customized mattresses are not expensive, and they are affordable for your pocket. Opt for the right one today and see the difference it makes to your life and improves both the quality of health and sleep.

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August 17, 2017

reveal a healthy, youthful looking skin with Arbonne

 

The new RE9 Advanced Cellular Renewal Mask from Arbonne is a powerful facemask made with botanical exfoliants that reveals healthy, youthful looking skin. This mask is suitable for all skin types and checks off every box for what you would want in a mask: gently removes dead skin cells, visibly improves the appearance of skin tone and texture, and unclogs- and minimizes the look of pores. Pineapple and papaya extracts smooth and soften the skin, algae extract helps diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and sustainable orange stem cells help improve the appearance of skins radiance, elasticity and firmness.

The mask is very simple to use and easy to remove. The product looks and feels like a face cream. Apply a layer of the mask over your face, avoiding the eye area, and leave on for 5-7 min (I left it on for a few min longer to give it an extra boost). The easier it is to use, the more likely I am to actually use it, so I am a big fan of masks that do not take 30+ min to use or create a big mess in taking it off (i.e. clay masks). My cheeks were a bit flush right after I washed the mask off, which the directions say to expect, and I have very sensitive skin so would recommend using it only once a week to those that do too. The first time I used this mask, I could see results right away. My skin felt smoother, clearer, and had a healthy glow to it.

Visit: www.arbonne.com and view a large array of skin care and cosmetics.

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August 17, 2017

WBTV Morning news segment product photos to share

WBTV Bounce Morning News Beauty product spotlight August 17

WBTV Set Up August 17

Jessica Cosmetics WBTV Aug 17

Pura dor WBTV August 17

OMG WBTV Aug 17

Luscious Cosmetics

BCL Spa 4 step

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August 16, 2017

Summer Skin Issues & How to Fix Them by Board Certified Dermatologist (LCVIP)

By Board Certified Dermatologist, Dr. Margarita Lolis

As we head into the cooler months the weather change impacts our skin. We may notice changes to texture, tone, perhaps some breakouts and over all ruddiness and damage from being outside enjoying the summer. Here are some of the most common post summer skin issues I see in my practice along with some solutions for them.

  1. Sunspots and wrinkles.

Days at the beach or pool can lead to sunspots even if you apply sunscreen. We cannot reach every spot and sometimes we forget to reapply after swimming. Also, even when wearing polarized sunglasses, we may put them on our heads; temporarily squinting leading to crow’s feet.

If you’re noticing some new spots, freckles and wrinkles reach for a retinoid. Your dermatologist can offer prescription strength creams. Deeper wrinkles like the ones between the eyes usually require something like Botox but, you can minimize the appearance with creams that feature glycolic acid or alpha hydroxy acid. These are wonder vitamins for the skin stimulate skin shedding and cellular turn over. A serum used at night will help; but be patient and use it regularly to see a gradual change. Chemical peels and intense light treatments (IPL) can handle any discoloration.

  1. 2. Clogged pores and dullness.

During the summertime, we perspire plus we are exposed to daily pollution in the air. When you combine these factors plus daily use of make-up, pores get clogged. Beneath the skin are our sebaceous glands which secrete an oil called sebum. Sebum sticks to dead skin cells like glue and funnels these dead skin cells through the pores. This is a process that is supposed to help you maintain healthy skin. The problem is when the weather and elements speed up the process pores become clogged. The dead skin cells get trapped along with bacteria and this leads to dull, ruddy skin with breakouts. An exfoliating face wash with glycolic acid or salicylic acid helps tremendously. Your dermatologist can create a skin care regimen based on your specific skin type and issues so you don’t deregulate pH levels in the skin which will only make things worse leading to…

  1. Acne flare ups.

Consistent heat and humidity combined with cell phone use and touching our faces after touching dirty surfaces, leads to a post-summer breakout. These breakouts can be cystic which means bigger, deeper, more painful pimples. It also can lead to a cycle of breakouts that include, treat, pick, peel, scar, and heal only to see another pimple and another. Over the counter acne treatments such as face washes with sulfur, black charcoal masks and soaps, spot treatments with benzoyl peroxide can certainly help. However, when the breakouts are consistent a dermatologist can assess your skin and present solutions that may even involve nutritional changes, vitamins and light therapy for mild or moderate acne.

  1. Dry lips.

We all know about winter time lip chapping. In the summer lips can get incredibly dry. Using a lip balm with SPF is very helpful but unless we are applying it regularly while at the beach, pool, or working out outdoors, one swipe under lip gloss isn’t enough. Drinking water, and keeping alcohol consumption to a minimum helps keep us hydrated. When we are dehydrated, we see it on our lips. Pay close attention to any freckles or discoloration to the lips after prolonged sun exposure. If you see any odd changes, see your dermatologist.

  1. Ashy, flaky, itchy, skin.

If you are often in chlorine or salt water you’ll find your skin to feel rough and dry almost as if it is shedding. Also, going from extreme heat to cool air conditioning leads to skin going from perspiration to goosebumps. This rapid drop in temperature affects skin. Taking luke-warm showers and using a gentle exfoliating skin wash followed by a hydrating moisturizer keeps skin supple. Add a few drops of vitamin E to your lotion for added nourishment.

When it comes to the face, peeling foreheads and noses points to sun damage. Oftentimes people wait until something is visible to them or when an is followed by a dry patch. Dermatologists can look at things with a more discerning eye plus magnifiers that enable them to flag something that could escalate into something more. If everyone put October on their calendars as the month to see a dermatologist for a skin check we would see many skin conditions be solved quicker. This includes melanomas.

About the expert:

Dr. Margarita Lolis, M.D. is a board-certified cosmetic, medical dermatologist and a fellowship-trained Mohs surgeon with over 20 years of experience. In her practice, she addresses common skin concerns such as acne prevention and treatment in both teens and adults, sun-damage, skin discoloration, wrinkles, changes to skin texture and loss of volume. On the medical side, she is a trusted expert in melanoma and over-all skin health. Dr. Lolis prides herself in honoring facial symmetry to deliver a natural look to her clients. She always recommends a healthy skin care regimen plus lifestyle habits that are aligned with her holistic approach to beauty.

As an anti-aging, functional medicine physician, Dr. Lolis masterfully addresses age management, starting with internal issues, such as hormone and gut health, nutrition, and detoxification leading to a vibrant appearance from the inside out.

A graduate of Yale University and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Lolis has authored numerous book chapters and medical articles in leading dermatology journals, and completed a melanoma research fellowship prior to residency.

Dr. Lolis is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American College of Mohs Surgery, and the American Society of Anti-aging. Her practice, Skin, Laser, and Surgery Specialists is in New York City and Bergen Country, New Jersey.

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August 16, 2017

THE MINT

Hello!

As some of you may know….today marks a week away from my performance at The Mint LA. It will be a 30 minute set along Taimane, BobbyRock and others. Throughout the set I will perform my own original songs as well as some covers of some of my favorite music. I will even be performing a song I wrote that has never been released or performed for anyone before. My set begins at 7:45! Come listen, drink, eat, and dance with us! Here is where you can get tickets for $10! P.S. you must be 21 or older to attend 😉 Thanks!!!

Ticket Link: http://themintla.com/event.cfm?id=263469

I hope to see you there!

Best,
Lizzy

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August 16, 2017

Tune in tomorrow for another fab! beauty TV segment with Enya

Tomorrow on WBTV Bounce TV during the 8 am hour, Enya Flack of It’s a Glam Thing will showcase beauty products that are conveniently “matched” in sets and kits for easy use and best results.

To include:

Jessica Cosmetics Nails Kit

jessica cosmetics nail kit, dry, brittle, damaged

www.jessicacosmetics.com

Pura d’or Hair Loss Prevention Therapy Shampoo & Conditioner Set

purador hair loss therapy shampoo conditioner

http://www.purador.com

 

BCL Spa 4 Step Starter Kit

bcl spa 4 step kit

 

www.bclspa.com

& select salons and spas worldwide

 

Double Dare Spa OMG! Mask Kit

omg! double dare spa mask

www.doubledarespa.com

Luscious Cosmetics BROW LUXE TOOL KIT

Luscious Cosmetics BROW LUXE TOOL KIT

Luscious Cosmetics BROW LUXE TOOL KIT

https://www.iloveluscious.com/

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August 15, 2017

Industry-First: YouCam Launches Skin Diagnostic Tool

We want to share some exciting news from the world’s most downloaded beauty AR app, YouCam Makeup. The leading beauty AR app just launched an industry-first skin diagnostic tool, bringing personalized skin assessment to the palm of your hand. The new Skin Diary relies on AR facial recognition technology, AI and deep learning to evaluate the skin’s condition in real-time via the user’s camera on their smartphone.

The new feature scores four signs of skin health, including wrinkles, spots, skin texture, and dark circles. After the skin is scanned, a detailed skin health report is shown, highlighting the user’s skin age and relative skin scores as compared to the same demographic of other users. You can also track your daily results in the Skin Diary section, which allows users to the check the efficacy of their skincare regimen over time

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/youcam-makeup-makeover-studio/id863844475?mt=8

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cyberlink.youcammakeup

 

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