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Simply Ageless

5 Apr

It’s time for more Hollywood glamour!  I first met Luisa to do her makeup for a  photo shoot, and I was struck on how much she reminded me of  Hollywood actress, Penelope Cruz. It must be Luisa’s dark eyes, the smile, the  hair, and oh yes, let’s not forget the cute accent, that make her seem like she could be Penelope Cruz’s sister.

Penelope Cruz (on the left) and my lovely client, Luisa (on the right)

Let’s make that BABY sister. Penelope is 8 years older than Luisa. Which begs the question –  how does one keep that youthful glow? Here are my top 3 tips for glowing skin:

1. Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen! I don’t really care what kind it is or what the spf is, the key is to wear it everyday. When it’s sunny, cloudy, rainy, or somewhere in between – wear your sunscreen ladies. If you don’t you’ll pay later with wrinkly, blotchy, sun-damaged skin. And don’t even get me started on tanning beds. There’s little that even the top skin care specialists in the world can do for you fake and bakers! Not to mention the health risks involved. Unsure what sunscreen is best for you? Contact me and I’ll be more than happy to point you in the right direction.

2. Exfoliate (within reason) – I love freshly exfoliated skin, especially after a facial. Skin is dewy, revitalized and glowing. But I’m horrified when I hear clients tell me how they scrub their faces every night with harsh abrasive scrubs or washcloths! Be gentle. Be nice to your skin. An enzyme mask (look for ingredients such as glycolic or salicylic acid) once or twice a week along with regular facials, is a good start to younger looking skin.

3. Hydrate From Within – drinking plenty of  water each day flushes out toxins from your system, keeps your skin hydrated and is essential for anti-aging prevention. If you really want to step it up – try adding healthy oils to your diet such as olive oil or flax seed oil which helps protect the skin against oxidative stress.

 Photography: Shutterdee.com / Jewelry: Laurie Sarah Designs /Photoshoot for: Couture Wedding Collection

Old Hollywood Made New – Part 1

8 Mar

“Nothing Makes a Woman More Beautiful Than the Belief That She is Beautiful.” – Sophia Lauren

My inspiration for this post is Sophia Loren.  She is gorgeous and her look is sultry and timeless.

Photo by Jack Cardiff

Recently, I had the privilege of working on a photo shoot for Couture Wedding Collection, where the models reminded me of Classic Hollywood Stars. Here’s Cynthia. She’s my “Sophia Loren” inspired bride:

Photo by Dee at Shutterdee.com

How can you get that  “Sophia” look? It’s all about the eye! Here are 3 easy steps to achieve it:

 1) I used Sephora’s Nano Eyeliner in Glitter Black to achieve that smokey yet soft eye. It’s really easy to work with. 

2) Equally important is to highlight the brow bone. Try Bare Minerals eyecolor in Snow. It’s the perfect glow without being too shimmery.

3) A strong brow is a must, but you want it to look natural in order to stay current. I love tarte waterproof Amazonian clay brow mousse. It makes it really goof proof to get the brows you’ve always dreamed about!

By coincidence, Cynthia’s little girl is named…. Sophia. 🙂

She's as sweet as she is cute!

To see more of the photo shoot visit www.coutureweddingcollection.com.

Stayed tuned for more Hollywood inspired brides!

A Brave New World

22 Feb

 It’s my very first blog post!  Just a short time ago,  I barely knew what blogging was about and here I am with one of my very own. I was inspired to blog partly because of my involvement with Couture Wedding Collection  and the new friends I’ve made as a result. Looking at their blogs along with all the beautiful wedding blogs, sparked a desire to express my own point of view.  I had two problems to overcome: my computer skills are basic at best and I’m a bit shy by nature. It’s taken me a few weeks but I’ve worked up the courage to just go for it. Small step  for some – but a pretty big leap for me. My goals are to break out of my comfort zone a little , try something new, and have fun! Oh yeah.. and I’d also like to share what I know and love about  skin care and makeup. 🙂