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NYC Makeup Show 2014: Makeup Haul and Review

I survived another makeup show and left without buying everything I laid my eyes on. This year I wanted to try out a few brands I’ve heard of but did not have the pleasure of using. I’m excited to show you my goody bag.

Young Blood

It’s been around for eighteen years, but this was the first time I actually tried their face products on my skin. You won’t find them in department stores, they are in selected places. It’s a mineral makeup company that uses ingredients which is beneficial for your skin. All the products felt light and not cakey. It gave my skin a luminous glow and evened out my skin tone.
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Mineral Primer

It’s a silky formula that just glides on your skin. It will leave your skin velvety smooth.
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Liquid Mineral Foundation Tahitian Sun

A smooth formula that is easy to blend and build-able.
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Ultimate Concealer Medium Tan

This emollient concealer will erase your dark circles and will not settle in your crease. I love the consistency of it and how it doesn’t feel cakey.
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High Definition Hydrating Mineral Perfecting Powder Warmth

This powder will lock down your makeup the whole day. It will give your skin the airbrush makeup effect. It’s soft texture will leave your skin looking smooth.
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Natural Loose Mineral Foundation Toffee

Its an all in one foundation and powder that cover and even your tone. It brushes on seamlessly.
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Young Blood is my new favorite makeup brand. I love the way all the face products feel on my skin and it has the right amount of coverage.

Oliv Ares Haus of Glam Beverly Hill Lashes

I love lashes and I could not pass these ones up! They have 12 different strip lashes with fun names that will whisk you off to places like, like Monte Carlo, Tokyo, and Paris, Their pamphlet includes a short description of each lash. I decided to go with Beverly Hills: Perfect for every housewife period. The lashes crisscross giving the illusion of dept and thickness. They will glam up your everyday look. What I love most is that about these lashes are that they are light and fit naturally on my eyelids.
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Graftobian HD Glamour Creme Palette Warm

With this creme palette a little goes a long long way. The creams are highly pigmented and it’s buttery texture goes on really smooth. It’s creamy consistency allows for versatility and maybe used as concealer or as cream foundation. The palette comes with 18 warm shades that range from medium light to medium dark. I couldn’t wait to dip my fingers on all the shades and blend.
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Embryolisse For Dry Skin

My favorite moisturizer. This stuff got me through a very harsh New York winter. It saved my skin from being dry and cracked. I had to stock up and get three of them. What I love about this moisturizer is that it includes ingredients like shea butter, aloe vera, and soy extract. It leaves my skin soft and silky.
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Makeup Look: Lips That Pop Using MAC’s “Girl About Town” & “Beet”

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Girl About Town

Makeup

  1. Prep your skin with the ultra hydrating Embryolisse for dry skin, which acts a moisturizer and a primer.
  2. Apply your favorite foundation, mine is Make Up For Ever’s HD Foundation in N153.
  3. Conceal any dark spots and blemishes, here I’m using Kett in shade N3.
  4. With gently brush strokes apply your eyebrows. I used Tigi’s Eyeshadow in Chocolate to define my brows.
  5. On the lid apply Liar from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette with a fluffy brush to make your eyes twinkle.
  6. Swipe Blackheart onto your crease to give your eyes some dimension.
  7. Place Buzz in the middle of the eyelid to blend all the colors.
  8. Under your cheek bone apply a matte bronzer.
  9. On the apples of your cheeks dust a pink blush to give you a glow.
  10. Line and fill in your lips with MAC’s “Beet” to make it stay longer.
  11. Top off the look by applying MAC’s “Girl About Town” on you lips and pressed them together. Muah, youre all done. Now get ready to hit the town.

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Quotes: Audrey Hepburn

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Miss Hepburn’s beauty was beyond what we saw in her films, but was also reflected in her way of life. Not only was she a glamorous hollywood star, but was also a humanitarian. She inspired people to be their most beautiful self through her actions and kindness.

It’s not all about how you look, it’s also about how you feel. Hamaholic shares the same beliefs as Audrey Hepburn. Smile and be beautiful.

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Earth Friendly Products

Happy Earth Day everyone!

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No flowers were harmed in the making of my hair wreath :)

Today is about making the world a better place by protecting our environment and making choices that will benefit the future of our earth. Here are companies who have made a conscious effort to make hair, makeup, and skin products sustainable and eco-friendly. They are passionate about beauty and beautifying the world with their wonderful products.

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100 Percent Pure: Have you ever heard of makeup that is good for your skin and the environment? 100 Percent Pure is just that. The company makes products that help beautify your skin and hair, while using natural, organic, and vegan ingredients. Their colors come from fruits and vegetables, not from chemicals and dyes. Try their products, your hair and skin will thank you for it!

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Nuema: This company that cares for your hair and the world. They use clean and green ingredients, as well as recycle resources. Neuma partners up with companies that support fair trade and reusable energy. It’s a win-win situation for your hair and our environment. Nuema’s amazing hair products will leave your tresses looking shinier and healthier.

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Ecotools: “Looking beautiful and feeling beautifully is what Eco Tools is all about”. Their makeup brushes made from synthetic bristles and bamboo are cruelty-free, soft, and applies seamlessly. Since Bamboo is a renewable material easily grown at an exponential rate, it is the perfect sustainable material for a brush handle. These fast growing plants can keep up with demand, so get yours today!

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Bdellium: This company carries professional eco-friendly brushes with bristles that are soft, vegan, and synthetic. Similar to Ecotools, it comes with a bamboo handle. No animals are harmed during production. The hypoallergenic properties of the brush makes it compatible with sensitive skin. The Bambu line comes in 3 fun colors: green, yellow, and pink. Pick your color!

Try these products out if you haven’t already. They will change your life and help the environment!

Please let me know of any eco-friendly cosmetic and hair care lines that you love and respect!

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Spring Collection: Hair and Makeup Trends

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Natural Makeup and Maiden Braid

For spring it’s all about looking so fresh and so clean clean, yes I ripped that line from an Outkast song. Fresh and minimal are key to creating the latest spring looks.

Makeup: Barely there makeup is a trend this spring with minimal eye makeup and a natural pout.

How-to: Dab a bit of concealer and BB cream to give you a natural skin glow. For this look you won’t even need powder, you want a dewey finish. Skip the eyeshadow and go straight to lining your lash line and plumping your lashes up with mascara. My new favorite mascara is Loreal’s Voluminous Original, which gives me ohh la lashes. Get those rosy cheeks by dusting on some pink blush. Butter those lips with lip balm and a light pink lipstick. For this look I prepped my lips with the ohh so smooth Smith’s Minted Lip Balm and topped it off with Revlon Colorburst in Candy Pink.

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Hair: Braids are the new hair accessory. They’re fun, chic, and versatile. Brides are even incorporating them into their hairdos. I decided to go for a maiden braid, which is easy and simple to do.

How-to: Part you hair into two sections. Start by braiding one side and then do the other side. Once you have two braids, grab one braid and lay it on the the opposite end of your head and pin it and do the same with the other braid creating a headband.

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Orange Lips and Messy Bun

Makeup: Orange is this seasons must have lipstick color, so trade it in for your reds of last season. Don’t get me wrong, I love my reds, but orange is a little more fresh and fun for spring and can also be paired with a cat eye.

How-to: For this look I’m using NYX lip pencil in the color Orange and then smothering my lips with Revlon’s Kiss Me Coral. To get the true color, first cover your lips with a concealer and then line your whole lip with the pencil. This technique will keep your color on longer as well as make it pop. Apply the lipstick and smack your lips together. I paired this bold lip with a subtle cat eye, which is another trend that is seen on the runway. Apply a little powder under the eye to prevent smudging. For the cheek I went with a bronzer for a subtle sun-kissed glow, using Nar’s Irresisitiblement, which I’m so in love with.

Hair: Ballerina buns can be messy or neat, but they always look sophisticated. It’s a style that can fit practically anything in your wardrobe, from jeans and a white tee to a little black dress. For this look I went with a semi-messy bun.

How-to: Start by apply pomade or your product of choice to make a sleek high ponytail. Next wrap the rest of the hair around the ponytail and use bobby pins to secure it in place.

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Wedding Hair Forecast

Wedding season is on it’s way! New trends are making the cut and some classics are here to stay. Here are a few looks that I say “I do” to.

Braids – This bohemian up-do creates texture and elegance when paired with curls.

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Bun – This ballerina look is a no fuss, chic, and elegant wedding trend that will last throughout your night. Try to dress up your bun with flowers or an accessory of choice.

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Waves – This classic look is timeless, elegant, and glamorous. You can’t go wrong with soft waves decorated with an antique hair brooch to finish this look.

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Beach Inspired Look

I want summer to come sooner! Maybe this beach inspired look will help:)
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Flash Palette

If you want glitz and glamour try this palette. It has sparkle, plum, and pink. These colors are perfect for a first date or your wedding day.

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Travel And Be Beautiful

Look what I found! Jetblue in JFK caters to hamaholics! Perfect for those who forgot a product or want to add to their collection.

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Neutral Eye and Voluminous Lashes

Simple yet glamorous. You can never go wrong by dressing your look up with lashes.

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Lipmate Part

I got these Stila lip glazes as a gift and I’m loving all the colors! I can’t decided which I like most. Help me find the perfect lip gloss color.

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Go For The Gold!

Create a glamorous neutral smoky eye with this Smashbox palette Sparkle. You’ll shine the brightest with this look.

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I’m Blue

For this smoky blue eye I used my Smashbox Cosmic palette. Try these colors, they’re out of this world.

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Ready For The Weekend

You can’t go wrong with a neutral smokey eye and lashes.
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DIY Tomato Mask

Want glowing skin? Try this mask. Its filled with a number of vitamins.
Ingredients:
1 Tomato
1/2 lime
1 Tablespoon

Directions: Blend all the ingredients together till it becomes a purée and apply to your skin with a makeup brush. Leave the mask on your skin for 20 minutes and your skin will magically start to glow.
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Rockabilly Inspired

With some curls, a pompadour, and pin curls you can recreate this retro hairstyle. Top your look off with red lipstick. Voilà you’ve got this look.
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Timeless Look

This look was inspired by Veronica Lake, an iconic actress in the 1940′s. Her peek-a-boo bang and waves are still seen on the red carpet.
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If you want to achieve this look all you need is a 1 1/2″ curling iron and hair clips. Start in the back and take 1 1/2″ sections and curl them to the left, and clip it once its curled. Take the next row and curl them to the right. Once you’re done with the back take the left section and curl towards the face. Make a deep side part on the left and curl the rest of the hair on the right towards the face. Now you’re ready for your close-up.

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Rapunzel Got Her Wish

Shhhh, can you keep a secret? Make extensions look like natural hair by cutting face framing layers and layering the back. This will give these extension some life, movement, and body.
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Traveled Back In Time

My model, Debbie, was magically whisked back to the 1940′s with a touch of my magical hair wand.

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