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Get Cheeky

Get Cheeky

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One of the most misunderstood, misused and most-skipped staples of the daily make-up routine: blush. The right blush color and application has the ability to help shape your face and bring your skin to life. The over-bronzed trend of the past few years has left so many afraid to try and add new shades to  their repertoire. The Beauty Department is back at it again, giving great advice on the many…

Bride to Be

Bride to Be

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Makeup Tips for the Beautiful Bride to be By Rachel Gallenberger of Effortless Elegance Every bride deserves to look and feel effervescent on her special day. There will be family, friends, and photographers capturing her every move with their cameras. So this is where the importance of a makeup artist comes in. The makeup artist is there to insure that the bride looks stunning and does so by implementing the…

Essence of Beauty – An Essential Introduction

Essence of Beauty – An Essential Introduction

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When I sat down to write my first blog entry, tired from a long week and eager to hit my first deadline, I sat in front of the computer for a minute looking stupid. I had no idea what to write about. I felt like the options were endless: the latest lip trends, the cutest colors of the season, how to rock a red lip… I just didn’t know where…

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10 Things No One Ever Tells You About Concealer

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March marked the milestone of 10 years for me in the beauty industry, and let me tell you it’s been an amazing journey. Before I stumbled upon my passion and love for hair, I spent 4 years as a full time makeup artist. While my life has been consumed by the hair world, makeup design will always be at the core of who I am as an artist. I’m always…

Come2Gether Event

Come2gether Event San Diego

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February 8th marked a night in San Diego where the beauty industry’s top professionals came together with Beauty Changes Lives Foundation, in order to raise money, awareness, and showcase amazing talent. Bellus Academy President, Lynelle Lynch and founder of Beauty Changes Lives, is the driving force behind the foundation and its beliefs. With the idea and knowledge that beauty can make a person feel better, make them happy, and increase…

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What Your Hairdresser Wants You to Know

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Pinterest is full of lists of “need to know” information. Some are good, some are just okay, and some are spot on. When it comes to the one-on-one relationship with your hairdresser, honesty is key. I love this cut & dry (no pun intended) list brought to you by The Frisky. It’s important for the client to know how to be prepared and realistic when sitting in the chair of…

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The Curl Chronicals

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It’s human nature – we all want what we don’t have. Blondes want to be brunette; brunettes want to be blonde. Flat hair searches for volume; voluminous locks want to be tamed. Curly ladies want their hair straight; straight hair craves to be curly. But what if we simply embraced what we had? It’s all about knowing how to work with it. Naturally curly hair is truly one of my…

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The Perfect Blowout

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The 1950’s feel of having your hair styled and set by a professional to last for days has come full circle and over the past few years, blowdry bars have been popping up everywhere. While this luxury is a nice treat, what’s the trick to getting soft, flowing volume at home? Elle‘s step-by-step to the perfect blowout at home is sweeping the boards of Pinterest.   Step 1: Prep hair…

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Dry Shampoo

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Dry Shampoo – you can’t turn a corner without hearing about it or seeing a new one pop up on the shelf. But what is it? What does it do? What is it for? Do I need it? This week’s pin is brought to you by thebeautydepartment.com and they do an incredible job of breaking down the details behind all of the hype. Here are a few highlights: “What is…

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The Imperfect Pastel

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Brave, soft pastel tones have been at the forefront of trend for a while. 2013 brought us a world of baby pinks, lavender and silver. While 2014 is continuing to ride the wave, it has taken on a new life. The modern pastel is best described in one word – imperfect. Grunge and luxury are colliding into hues that are fresh to the eye. Rusted corals, stonewashed reds, muted golds…