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Friday, December 31, 2010

Loreal Studio Secrets Primer

I got this product at "The Makeup Show" in New York back in May.  Loreal was giving away "goodie" bags and this was apart of the number of products we got.  I must say that I like this product.  The consistency is a cream form sort of in between a moisturizer and a paste type product (if that makes sense).  I use it after moisturizer but right before foundation to prime the skin.  I think Studio Secrets is great for clients with oily skin because it makes the skin "matte" helping to control the oil throughout the day.  A little bit goes a long way so use it in moderation to prevent the "casper" look!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Beauty Supply Palette Look

No photo available...sorry!

Products Used:
- MAC Paint Pot (Painterly)
- MAC Corduroy Eye Shadow
- Loreal True Match Powder (C8)
- Beauty Supply Palette
- NYX Eye liner (Black)
- Maybeline Colossal Mascara (Black)
- MAC Slave to Love Blush
- NYC Lip gloss
- NYC Clear Lip gloss
- MAC Cork Lip liner
- Loreal True Match Foundation (C7)
- Loreal True Match Powder (C7)
- Kiss Stick Foundation

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Inglot 546 AMC Lip Gloss

I heard about "Inglot" last year.  It was in one ear and out the other until I went to The Makeup Show in May of this year and saw their booth.  Ever since that day (May 16, 2010) I have been in love with their products. After the show I went back to New York to their store and lost my mind!  I noticed this lip gloss and had to have it.  This lip gloss is one of my favorite makeup things.  It's iridescent and clear but when you put it on it takes on other colors.  I usually put it over a lipstick to add shine and enhance the lip color a little.  I've also used it alone and noticed in the mirror that it was clear but when I looked at my lips through the car window with the sunshine it was pink iridescent.  I thought it was soooo cool.  This lip gloss also comes in a hot pink color that's awesome as well.  I can't remember the price but it wasn't over $15.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

This Christmas

This Christmas
Today was a good day. As I look back on all on the 5 Christmas' I've spent with my husband I have to admit that each one gets better and better. He still gets excited around the holiday season and acts like a kid in a candy store when he sees gifts under the tree. I admire that about him because no matter how old he is he allows his inner child to come out and have fun. He loves to see the look on my face when I open gifts he's purchased and I am the same way. We act like big kids and I'm ok with that. I appreciate my husband and his family for supporting and helping me this year and trying to ease the pain of me not being with my family for the holidays. I'm looking forward to next year and more Christmas' to come. 

I hope you're christmas was a Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

YouTube Pink Glitter Tutorial


Products Used
- Hard Candy Eye Def (Pink) - Lid
- Inglot Black Glitter Eye Shadow - Crease & Cut Crease
- Inglot Purple Eye Shadow - Crease
- Inglot Beige Glitter - Brow Highlight
- Wet N Wild Gel Eyeliner - Top & Cut Crease
- Maybeline Black Mascara
- Sally Beauty Supply Eyeliner - Bottom
- Maybeline Medium Brown Brow Pencil
- MAC Corduroy Eye Shadow - Brows
- Cover Girl Stick Concealer - Brow Highlight & under eyes
- Kiss Stick Foundation
- Loreal True Match Powder
- Airspun Translucent Powder - Under eye area
- MAC Nymphette Lipgloss
- MAC Sweet As Cocoa Blush
- #600 Lashes

This was my first video tutorial so please bare with me!
Video Tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx0ri-Hznsw

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

All In One Blush & Bronzer


I've used "Format" blush by MAC Cosmetics for about 5 years now and I have to say that I've liked it since the day I started using it. This blush gives you the option to add warmthSearch Amazon.com for Format blush to your look without purchasing a bronzer. This blush has a slight shimmer finish and is great to use as an added "umph" to your holiday look. Remember that it doesn't have a matte finish like most blushes but that's what makes it different.

*Please be careful because a little will go along way.*



Photo by: www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com

Monday, December 13, 2010

Great Lashes Start with Great Mascara

Maybeline has to be one of my favorite mascara's.  This mascara has been around for ages and has definitely proven itself worthy.  Mascara's have come and gone but the original formula is still an all time favorite.  I use this waterproof formula for my brides.  There's nothing worse than a gorgeous face with black streaks rolling down her face.  Waterproof mascara gives the bride (and bridal party) the option to cry and still look fab...lol.  I mostly purchase black but for mature clients and fairer skin tones, I use soft black or brown.  

Photo by: www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Holiday Eye Shadow Sets

I stumbled upon these holiday eye shadow sets when I was in Sally's one day about a month ago.  They caught my eye because of the bold colors and also the packaging says "Waterproof Eye Shadow Palette".  After sampling the colors (on my hand) I must say that the colors are really nice.  They seem to be true to color.  I haven't had time to do a look yet but I will do that later.  I wanted to get this product info out before they sell out.  The palettes come in 3 shades for only $9 each.  I think that is a great deal considering you get the cute compact case and 4 shades.  
Happy Holidays!


Photo by www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com

Friday, December 3, 2010

I'm ready for my close up



I'm not a big fan of being in front of the camera. I'm more of the "behind the scenes" type gals. Today was one of my days to be in front so as I applied my makeup I had to make sure it was on point...being that I'm a makeup artist and all. I also had to make sure my hair was laid and every strand was in tact...being that I'm a hairstylist and all. Anywho, it took me about 24 hours to prepare for the shoot and about 20 of those hours were mostly thoughts of hair and makeup lol.
The shoot was fun. Daryl and I always manage to talk for an hour and then shoot and then talk and shoot at the same time. Then our creative minds come together and we start finishing each others thoughts (weird) and then we start playing around for another hour. In the end we get a lot accomplished but it's truly an all day process. As I sit here and blog, I am reminded (by my stomach) that I haven't eaten since yesterday so that means I've been running off of pure adrenaline. So with that said...I'm about to go eat!

Makeup by: www.divinecre8ions.com
Professional images are soon to follow

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Giving Thanks

It's always important to say "thank you".  No matter who it is or what the situation may be, saying "thank you" could be the most valuable thing you can give to a person.  This thanksgiving holiday was special for me in a personal way.  I spent it with my husbands family here in Maryland.  Although it was low key, I am thankful for them and the love they've shown me since I've moved here.  I am especially thankful for my husband and his love and support.  We may go through our rough patches (like every married couple) but God always manages to guide us through the obstacle to put us back on our path. 


I thank God for his mercy, love, forgiveness and guidance.  I am not a perfect person and yet he always manages to smile on me in ways that I can't even imagine.  Although I missed being with my family in Houston this year, I am thankful that I had food to eat, a roof over my head, and people to share the holiday with.  

Friday, November 19, 2010

Go Green or Go Home Look


Products Used:
- Wet N Wild Black Gel Liner (Eyebrows)
- Inglot light beige glitter shadow (Under brows)
- Inglot Matte Green Eye Shadow (Lid)
- Inglot Bright Green Glitter Eye Shadow (Inner eye)
- Inglot Dark Green Eye Shadow (Crease)
- Inglot Dark Blue Eye Shadow (Crease)
- Inglot Black Glitter Eye Shadow (V-Crease)
- NYX Milk Eyeliner (Bottom)
- Wet N Wild Black Gel Liner (Top)
- Maybeline Black Mascara

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Smoke and Mirrors


I stumbled across this nail polish while I was at Target on Friday.  I am familiar with SoniaKashuk products but had never purchased any products.  This particular nail polish stood out to me because it looked like I could get the "minx" effect without the "minx" price.  
After applying it (2 coats) and my usual Sech Vite top coat, I have come to the realization that I love this nail polish and I will be going back to purchase the black one as well.  The texture is still smooth (which I love) so I don't feel the grains from the glitter.  The color is true so you get what you pay for and the price is very reasonable at only $4.99/bottle.  



Monday, November 8, 2010

You Never Know What You're Gonna Get


I had the pleasure of meeting this young lady through the social networking website, twitter about a year ago.  I was new to twitter and began following "@TywanaT" because she was in the DMV area and also an event planner.  As time went on, she began to compliment me on my work which sparked a couple of conversations here and there.  I would often extend an invitation for her to come in and get a complimentary makeup application but we never set a date.  Later on I found out that Tywana rarely wears makeup and when she does, it's very minimal.  
One day she contacted me about a hair appointment and I will tell you that the day we met (in person) was the day of a friendship to come.  We talked as if we'd known each other for 10 years.  Now that she is a regular client of mine I find myself having to schedule her appointments around time that we can talk for at least 2 hours or around my lunch time so we can go and talk.  The friendship between Tywana and I is both business as well as personal and I am thankful that she is in my life because she gives me great advise that helps me look at things through the eyes of a "consumer, client, and business owner".  I can tell you that Tywana knows her stuff!  She is an excellent event planner that will give you 110% of herself to make sure that your event is the best that it can be.

I had the opportunity to sit down with Tywana Tyler, owner of "Simply Beautiful" Event Planning and here's how that conversation went:

Divine Cre8ions: How long have you been an event/wedding planner?
Tywana:  I've been a wedding/event planner for the past 8 years
Divine Cre8ions: What made you decide to be a event/wedding planner?
Tywana: Event planning has always been my gift as well as my hearts desire.I started out with meeting/event planning. Over time I came to see that there was so much more fulfilment in wedding planning. There's so much to know and to learn. And, my skills, gifts, and, creativity can't be cramped up in a box! The sky is the limit  with what one can do in the wedding industry. Thus, now this being my area of concentration in the event planning industry.
Divine Cre8ions: What is your favorite part of your career?
Tywana: The favorite part of my career?? Where shall I start?  :-) Being able to create and design the vision our clients have for their special events. Secondly,  knowing that each event that I put my mind and my hands to is created "Simply Beautiful" and the outcome is a happy client.
Divine Cre8ions: What is the least favorite part of your career?
Tywana: My least favorite part of my career is having to cut uncommitted vendors from my network circle. In this industry, one has to be committed to service and excellence. If not, you won't last around me.
Divine Cre8ions: Where do you see your business in the next few years to come?
Tywana: In the next few years, Events Simply Beautiful will be a full time, full service event management and design company. I'm happy to say we're almost there! ESB will also be  offering classes and trainings in efforts to build  better planner/ vendor relationships in the event planning industry.
Divine Cre8ions: How can consumers reach you to use your services?
"Wherever all things are Simply Beautiful"
www.eventssimplybeautiful.com
tywana@eventssimplybeautiful.com



Makeup & Hair by: www.divinecre8ions.com
Photo by: www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Congratulations Calvina


I had the pleasure of meeting Clavina at the reception of another wedding I did makeup for and was attending. We instantly hit it off at the reception and exchanged contact info. She came in to do her bridal consultation and booked on the spot. Calvina has such a sweet spirit about her that instantly rubs of on all around her.
Today was the big day so as I made my way to New York and met with her and her bridal party this morning at 4:30 am the magic became to come together. Everyone looked fabulous, the dresses complimented every bridesmaid and her mother was absolutely gorgeous. I see where she gets her sweet spirit from.
Congratulations Calvina and Donny!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Maternity Mommy



I had the pleasure of painting Ciara's belly bump for my "Divine Intervention" Makeup Showcase back in July. Since then her baby girl has been born and both mom and baby are doing well. 

I enjoy this "perk" of my career because it allows me to be apart of their family history moment. It allows me to be creative and also gives mom-to-be's the opportunity to do something different with their maternity moments. Congrats to Ciara your new bundle of joy!!


Makeup by: www.divinecre8ions.com
Hair by: Christina Jones
Photo by: www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com 

Saturday, October 23, 2010

"Purple" Inspired Makeup Look

Products Used For the Eyes
- NYX Milk Jumbo Pencil (from brow highlight to lid)
- Purple Eyeliner (in brows)
- Purple Eyeshadow (in brows)
- Lancome Personal Style Metallic Eyeshadow (turquoise) (lid)
- Inglot Dark Purple glitter shadow (lid)
- Inglot Black glitter shadow (crease)
- Inglot Dark Purple glitter shadow (crease above black)
- Inglot Light Purple glitter shadow (below brow highlight)
- Inglot Beige glitter shadow (brow highlight)
- #47 Lashes (top)
- #49 Lashes (bottom)
- Maybeline Mascara




Products Used For the Lips
- Inglot Black Crayon (lip liner)
- MAC Cyber Lipstick
- Inglot Iridescent Lipgloss (white)

Products Used For the Face
- MAC Studio Stick NC50 (foundation)
- MAC NW40 Concealer (under eyes)
- Nixie Cosmetics Powder (under eyes)
- Loreal Powder (over foundation)
- MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

ELF Beauty Book

As I was shopping in Target one day I decided to go by the beauty department to see what  products might catch my eye.  I came across this little book and picked it up.  It's actually very cute.  I like the idea of makeup being in a book not to mention the cost was only $5.00.  I'm a fan of ELF products anyway so I had nothing to lose.

I REALLY like this book.  The fact that you get 12 eye shadow colors, an eyeliner, and a a mirror in this cute little compact book is tooooo coool!!  I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical about the shadows appearing cheap or not having very much pigment due to the price but that wasn't the case at all!  Each color is highly pigmented and is true to color.  The black has a hint of glitter in it that you can actually see on your eye after application.  I checked online at ELF and found out that they have 8 different books including those for lips and face.  I would definitely recommend this product to those who are watching their pennies this winter and preparing for the holidays.  Even if you're not pinching pennies, this would be a great buy to have in your collection for travel purposes and convenience of not having to bother with carrying several different eye shadows with you on the go.

















This is the look I created using this palette

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bridal Beauty starts with Healthy Skin

Every bride wants and needs to feel gorgeous on their wedding day. There is not one bride that I do a makeup consultation for that says "I don't want to look great on my wedding day". What I do realize is that many of my brides don't have a good skincare regimen that they use on a daily basis to create a foundation for wedding day beauty. Flawless makeup starts with flawless skin.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of going to "Origins" to take a look at their skincare products. I had seen the products before in the mall passing by and had heard about them through a friend. It wasn't until I went into the store one day where I got a closer look at this highly recommended line.

As I walked in, I was greeted by a young lady that worked there. I told her why I was there and she began to ask me about my skincare concerns/problems. She then began to pull product from the shelves to show me different options. At first I thought that it was just another product line that I was going to use for a week or so and toss to the side like the rest because I needed that "wow" factor....boy was I wrong. She sat me down in their reclining chair and began to give me a facial. I have to admit that I was a bit nervous but she was gentle and very knowledgeable about the products. By the time she finished I had spent $65.00 in the store in less that 45 minutes! I still love the products and my skin feels and looks fabulous! So a special shout out goes to "Jay" and her team of "Origin" experts at the Annapolis Town Center location.


Products purchased
Checks & Balances (Combination/Dry skin)

-Helps detoxify and free skin of harmful, free radical-releasing impurities.





Modern Friction (All skin types)

-Gently removes sluggish cells, uneven patches and surfaces skin damage. Mops up free radicals. Refines, polishes andsmooths without the irritation.


A Perfect World (All skin types)

Protect your skin against the damaging effects of oxidative stress with the now-famous White Tea wonder. Creates a protective bubble around skin. Helps build skin's resistance to environmental damage and visible signs of aging.




Have a Nice Day (Combination/Dry skin)
-Nourishes, protects and fortifies skin. Defrays sun's rays.
"Origins" offers complimentary facials everyday. They last about 15-20 minutes and are a great way to try their products with any obligation. They currently have a special going on for women with sensitive skin called a"Redness Relieving" facial. This step by step facial is geared to women withsensitive skin and that need "soothing" products to use. This special includes a free facial cleanser as a free gift however, you will need to book an appointment for this service. I encourage you to visit your nearest "Origins" today and tell me how your experience was.


Annapolis Town Center
1915 Towne Centre Blvd
Annapolis, Maryland 21401
(410) 266-7276

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Lashes 101

Lashes 101
Most women want to wear lashes but have no idea of which one to choose.  Here are a few lashes that I love to work with on a regular basis. 


I use the #747 XS lashes for my brides or clients that want a little drama with their makeup but are not regular eyelash clients.  They're small and light-weight yet only extend past natural lashes about 1/4".




I use #747S lashes for clients that want a hint of drama to the eye and are more familiar with lashes.  This style (believe it or not) looks fabulous on brides because it's not an over powering lash.  It adds more length but not as noticeable.


I absolutely love this lash style.  It not only gives you drama but it gives length.  I use #600 lashes in a lot of my photo shoots and fashion shows.  I've worn them myself to events but I would not recommend this lash for a wedding.  It will over power the look of the eye.  


I use #47 lashes for the ultimate drama and drag!  If you're going to wear this lash you better be ready for the drama.  As you can see, the base is pretty thick which means the lash will be heavier.  If you are not use to lashes then you will not want to try this lash just because it will take you from 0-10 instantly.


I use #602 lashes for bottom lashes.  As you can see that the placement of the lash goes down and not up.  This means that they are for the bottom lash line.  This lash will add just a hint of drama to your bottom lashes and paired with top lashes they can create a "fierce" look.  I may use them on a bride depending on the situation (new years eve or holiday wedding or a themed wedding).

Stay tuned for Lashes 102

Why you should try Airbrush Makeup


Why should you choose airbrush makeup versus traditional?

What is Airbrush Makeup?
Airbrush makeup is makeup that is specially formulated to be applied to the face using an airbrush system or with the proper mixing cream. You can apply foundation, blush, eye shadow, and mascara using the system. It providesthe face with flawless beauty. We all feel better when we know we look good. Airbrush makeup will make you look and feel great.

How does Airbrush Makeup work?
Just a couple of drops of liquid makeup is placed in an airbrush gun that is attached to a air compressor. The makeup is then gently sprayed over the skin, using a tiny mist. This mist covers the skin lightly and allows the skin to breath. It will leave your skin light without the "cake" feeling. The liquid mists lay on the surface of your skin creating a smooth, flawless finish that won't block your pores or irritate your face. Once the liquid is applied, it begins to dry and stay on the skin's surface. Once it dries, it is moisture and smudge resistant.

How long will Airbrush Makeup last?
Airbrush makeup applications cover and last all day long. One application is all it takes to have a beautiful face for weddings, proms, and other occasions. Airbrush makeup is waterproof and will not smudge with light touching. Some liquids appear "dewy" on the skin and other liquids appear "matte" on the skin and can last up to 16 hours on the skin depending on what product is used. It can be applied on anyone even men. Its hypoallergenic and very sanitary because there are no makeup brushes involved.

Are there other uses for Airbrush Makeup?
Airbrush makeup can be used on the whole body. It can cover skin imperfections, scars, and even tattoos and stretch marks. Most products don't contain oil or alcohol so it's safe for any skin type.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My New BFF























A couple of months ago I started reading a makeup book by celebrity makeup artist "Scott Barnes".  I came to a chapter in his book where he suggested using a razor for eyebrows.  I had used a eyebrow razor before for convenience in between brow appointments but at this point in my life I am (or should I say "was") desperate for some brow attention.  What it all boils down to is that while living in Texas I had a FABULOUS eyebrow threader who faithfully groomed my brows every 4 weeks.  Well since moving to Maryland almost 2 years ago I still haven't come across someone that has just "wow'd" me.  Every time I go to the threading place the lady threads my brows thinner and thinner.  I've also had them waxed and that didn't go well at all either.  They were uneven so I found myself doing more work to my brows without makeup than I did with makeup!
SOOOOO after coming across this part in the book I decided to go back to old faithful and began grooming my brows again myself.  Although I like to go to the spa and be pampered, I find that doing my own brows puts me back in the pilots seat.  I groom them as often as I want and it only takes me 5-7 minutes to do both eyes.  

Here's what I do:
- Cleanse my face and neck
- Apply my scrub to my face and neck then rinse 
- Apply moisturizer to the brow area only
- Groom my brows
- Apply toner all over my face and neck w/cotton ball
- Apply moisturizer all over my face and neck
- Apply my makeup 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Styling Tips for the everyday woman



I shampooed and conditioned Heidi's hair with Paul Mitchell products.  Before I blow-dried her hair I applied Paul Mitchell "heat seal" and combed it through to the ends.  After that I used Paul Mitchell's "super skinny" serum to her hair for frizz control and shine.






I began by curling Heidi's hair with my flat iron.  I took 1/2" partings and curled her hair under.












Once I curled her whole head I combed through it and began to pull curls apart with my comb and my fingers.





Once the curls were in place I went back with the same flat iron and flipped a few pieces of hair in the opposite direction to create a funky look.






I made sure the flipped pieces were smooth.









Once I was finished, I sprayed her hair with a little spray shine and a small amount of holding spray.












Model: Heidi G.
Hair & Makeup: www.divinecre8ions.com
Photos by: www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Meet my "Industry" Soulmate

www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com


Just to show you how God and "Social Networking" works, I met Daryl Brown about 8 months ago on "Twitter".  There is this thing on "twitter" that we call "FF" aka "Follow Friday" and someone (I can't even remember who) recommended that we "follow" Daryl.  I clicked on his profile because I like to know who people are before I just start "following" them.  I saw that he was a photographer so I viewed his website and was very impressed.  So I gave him a shout out and he responded politely and we got to "tweeting" back and forth.  As it turns out, I was in the process of looking for a photographer in the DMV area to be a part of an event I was having and reached out to the "twitter" world by sending out a general "tweet".  Well guess who responded? Yes, Daryl did!  I was extremely happy that he had interest in doing my event but was concerned about how he was going to get from Atlanta to Maryland.  As he laughed at me he then told me that he was FROM Atlanta but LIVED right down the street in Arlington, Virginia.  I was still puzzled because me being from Texas, I didn't know that VA was like 45 minutes from MD lol.  After he stopped laughing at me, I gave him the details of the event and I guess as they say...the rest is history.

I can honestly say that Daryl Brown is the BEST photographer I have EVER worked with.  It's almost scary at times because we have the same visions and know which direction we want to go with the shoot without having to finish the sentence.  He's professional, talented, funny and really studies his craft.  Didi I mention he was funny....lol.  So you can imagine him being funny and me being silly on a shoot set...HEEELARIOUS! I had a chance to seriously sit down and talk to Daryl and here's how that went:

Divine Cre8ions: How long have you been a photographer?
Daryl: I've been a photographer for 11 years now.


Divine Cre8ions: What made you decide to be a photographer?
Daryl: I dont know if there was really a decision...I've always been fascinated with images and how they evoke different types of moods and emotions and how I am able to share my mood or feelings through an image.


Divine Cre8ions: What is your favorite part of your career?
Daryl: The favorite part of my career is seeing the smiles on individuals faces after they've had a great session with me...because to me that says that I gave them something special, unique and timeless and that image or images will be talked about and passed on from generations to come.


Divine Cre8ions: What is the least favorite part of your career?
Daryl: Not shooting...thats the God honest truth.  When I'm not shooting I feel like I'm not accomplishing anything.


Divine Cre8ions: Where do you see your business in the next few years to come?
Daryl: In the next few years I see my business being on the front lines with the best of them...my team and I have a passion and drive that I know will not only propel my business to the front lines but will definately propel theirs as well.


Divine Cre8ions: How can consumers reach you to use your services?
Daryl: They can reach me by carrier pigeon...hahahaha nah seriously consumers can reach me at www.darylbrownphotography.viewbook.com/



Here is some our work together...enjoy!


















































































Friday, July 30, 2010

Blue Sparrow

Blue Sparrow (neon) Nail Polish by China Glaze

I like this nail polish because it has a hint of glitter in it.  I purchased a nail polish similar to this one months ago but had to apply 4 coats in order to get the glitter to really pop.  With this nail polish I only applied 3 coats.  I like my nail color as true to color as I can get it.  With 2 coats I was able to see thru the tips of my nails so I just went ahead and applied the third coat.  IT'S A PERSONAL PREFERENCE!  All in all, I'm always a happy camper when it comes to China Glaze Nail Polish!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sally Hansen "Color Quick" Nail Pen


I've been eye-balling this nail polish for a while so I finally decided to make a purchase today. To my surprise, the nail pen is very easy to use and the polish comes out even and steady. It doesn't dispense too much at one time so I was actually able to do about 3 nails before reloading. What I didn't like about the pen is that when I went to click the put-on for more polish, I was scared that I may accidentally mess up a nail because of the way the button goes down on the pen. The polish looked as promised on the package so they get an "A" for that and I really didn't need to coats but I did anyway :-0)! I did apply a clear top coat polish because I like the shiny look of nails. The color didn't last a week.  It started chipping after about 4 days.  Overall I give Sally Hensen an "B" for this product!

Tweetup

I had the opportunity to attend my first "tweetup" on Tuesday and I must say that I had a nice time. There were quit a few people there, there were drink specials, and appetizers available to guests if they wanted to purchase them. At the end of the night I ended up meeting 5 people and telling them about "Divine Cre8ions" as well as giving them a business card. I'll definitely attend another "tweetup" event.

Here Comes the Bride


I've always loved doing hair but there is something about making a bride glamorous on her special day. The bride in this pic was a challenge for me because she had already done a test run with another hairstylist/makeup artist and didn't like the turn out so her guard was up with me. She paid a lot of attention to details not only with her hair but with her makeup as well. In the end she booked with me and here is her final style for the wedding day. I appreciated her for challenging me and making me remember why I love my career so much. She was extremely happy for her wedding and that meant a lot to me.

www.divinecre8ions.com

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Everyone should "Recycle"


I purchased this new China Glaze nail polish last week and I'm in love. It's a smoky gray color that is very classy yet fierce. It gives a new look rather than my typical black nail polish that I also love to wear. If you're in the market for a new look try this color called "recycle".

Posted by ShoZu

Monday, July 12, 2010

Shadow Sheilds


I finally got a chance to use my "shadow shields" and I must say that I'm in love. After I applied my models foundation I stuck the shadow shields under her eyes and began to apply her eye shadow. Before you I knew it the eye shadow was falling but it the shields were there to catch the "fall out". Now when I removed the shields it only removed a small amount of the foundation but it was fixable. I'll be definitely be using them from now on. The cost of these lifesavers is less than $20. Visit www.shadowshields.com for ordering info.

Posted by ShoZu