Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Luscious, & Luxurious LIPS! From Winter into Spring!!

      What you speak is creation! So, your lips are the focal point of your face! 
Let people see the glam!...
Or, if you are like me, for the dry winter months you have; 2 chap sticks  a lip mask, 3 glosses and 5 lipsticks in a purse at all times, because I don't know if I will feel matte, super high shine or naturally glowy...For the spring, I'm a hydrating lip conditioner, Burt's beeswax, 2 gloss & 2 lipstick, type of girl! But, I digress! I simply, must keep something on my lips at all times, so I know what I like & what I simply ADORE!
 Lustreglass Right now that adoration falls on a Winter to Spring staple for my lips, MAC Cosmetics', Lusterglass in Wonderstruck!
 There is something about a sheer PINKY  Mauve, light gloss with yummy flecks of gold shimmer mixed in that compliments the the Winter Pallet: (Red's, Oranges, Purple's & Hot Pink's) as well as it does the Spring Palet: Bright Paste's, Nudes, & Mocha's. Try it over your favorite colors, today! It will either lightly mute or lift the selected shade! You won't be disappointed! So, in this case it is more than OK to KISS & TELL!

Zen love & Blessings,
Lover of all BEAUTY!

Monday, February 11, 2013

"Bright EYE-deas!" Featuring Maracuja C-brighter eye treatment from Tarte

                                Tarte-MaracujaC brighter eye treatment

    The Maracuja Oil product line from Tarte has been a huge success, & now they have added a new product to the collection- their Vitamin C brighter eye treatment.

    This product contains maracuja oil( rebuilds & replenishes the skin), rice bran,mango,coconut, oat sugar ( instantly smooths & visibly tightens the skin), and Vitamin C (gives the skin a brighter appearance).
    Women have stated based on a study using the product that between 2-6 weeks they noticed the eye area looked noticeably more hydrated,firmer & tighter, and had a brightness in appearance.
    Retailing for $38.00 this is a product that your skin will crave!  Available at Sephora and Tarte  

Stay fabulous!!

Larry Thielen Jr
Hairstylist/Makeup Artist for Making Up Las Vegas

Thursday, January 31, 2013

TO LASH OR NOT TO LASH? THAT is the question!

Any one who know me, knows that I wear gloss and lashes to check the mail! No, REALLY, it's true. I have pictures!

 So it is NEVER a question for me. My new"LASH LOVE"” is from TarteLights Camera Lashes 4 in 1 Mascara! It is EVERYTHING that it says, it is light and not clumpy, adds just enough thickness and length with two coats and the packaging is SEXY! 

Aside from ALL that, I LOVE the natural ingredients that TART uses like oryza sativa (rice) bran wax, cyclopentasiloxane, hydrogenated stearyl olive esters.  I am even MORE impressed with what TARTE does without in their cosmetics: 
Without parabens, formulated without mineral oil, formulated without phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfates, and formulated without synthetic fragrances

So be FEARLESS and LASH out!!!
Zen Love & Kisses

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Getting the perfect sized curls requires the right size Curling Iron.
Tight,Spiral Curls-use a 3/4 in sized iron

Medium Curls- use a 1in-1 1/4 in sized iron

Loose Curls- use a 1 1/2-2 in sized iron

No matter what type of curl you want to rock that day,try these tips to help the curls hold while having them be bouncy and touchable.
Holding hairspray at least 6 in away and spray a section of hair with a workable spray like Sebastian Shaper, Big Sexy Hair spray and play. Lightly brush through the section with a flat paddle brush. Curl the section of hair and hold for 12-15 seconds. Release hair from iron,but let your hair cool before touching the curls.
Once your done curling your entire head-lightly scrunch if your doing tight curls; lightly rake through if your doing medium to loose curls(you don't want the curls looking too perfect which can resemble prom or wedding style). Finish off with a medium hold spray like #SebastianShaperPlus,#SexyHairSpray&Stay.
Stay fabulous!!

Larry Thielen Jr.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Beautiful skin needs love from the inside out!

WE ALL want beautiful skin (or most of you who read this blog do).

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. -Hippocrates
Do you know what he is saying here?  Words to live by.  Don't eat a Mickey D's hamburger, "fries" (i use the term loosely) and soda for dinner and then be mad 'cause your pants don't fit or your face breaks out or you have to take medicine for high cholesterol.
We ARE what we eat.  If you want beautiful skin, you must eat beautiful foods and you must be healthy.  As much organic as possible, avoid anything that has been injected with steroids, hormones and/or antibiotics.  The plant based diet seems to be the most healthful, often times it can reverse horrible ailments, even cancer.
The more I know, the smaller my food choices become.  25+ years ago I stopped eating red meat after a summer job at Burger King.  2+ years ago I stopped eating dairy (directly. I will still eat milk chocolate and an occasional baked good.  But nothing creamy or cheesy). 2 months ago I stopped eating poultry and eggs.  I feel great, my skin looks better then it did in my 20's and people are often shocked by my age, but no one joins me.  Instead, they tell me I am crazy, obsessed etc. They also tell me that regardless of the information, studies and facts I throw at them, they will not change the way they eat.  It's kind of sad. I look around to many of my friends, family, acquaintances and see obesity, a whole lot of prescription drugs, acne, hair loss, depression, fatigue, anemia, insomnia a lot of it accompanied with some pretty atrocious eating habits.  Most have an excuse for their condition, and it rarely blames themselves or what they put in their mouth.  I have watched friends and family die in front of my eyes, who could have extended their lives by simply changing their diet or stop drinking beer every day.  There are people who flat out refuse to eat fruits and vegetables. To the adults, I say, pick up a book and read about how you are killing yourself and if you are a parent of a child who you let eat like this...shame on you.  Your child will have irreparable damage done if they are raised on pb & J on wonder bread , fast food, school lunches, and are never forced to eat a fruit or vegetable.  Our bodies simply CANNOT survive.  The problems will come later, after it's too late.
A BIG part of the problem is that people claim to be using "common sense" (which I believe doesn't really exist, but that's a whole 'nother blog in itself).  The problem is that we are so inundated with commercials and marketing that are sneaky and confuse us into thinking certain things are healthy.  The politics of it are quite disgusting....there are people in position in our Dept. of Agriculture, who inform the public of what is "healthy" and how much of what we need in our diets, who have financial interest in dairy or beef.  WTF?....is all I can say to this!  That explains the "Milk it does a body good" nonsense, and so much more.
An example of how even the most "health" conscious can be mislead by media, diets, etc.  I have a friend, Soonya, whose body is smokin hot and she works her butt off for it.  It wasn't but a year ago or so that we were discussing the means she uses to get the results that she gets.  to sum it up, she told me that she works out hard almost everyday and that ALL she eats is protein.....WHAT?  I, of course, launch into a full inquiry....how much water is she drinking? A gallon a day.  How often does she poop?  Maybe once a week.  OMG, colon cancer waiting to happen, not to mention the host of other issues that come when you do not get all the nutrients that your body needs.  Now, I am no health professional or nutritionist, it is however, my hobby and my love.  I immediately put her on blueberries and suggest a pro biotic.  I give her the standard lecture about how food works in synergy and that you need this to absorb that and so on.  I was checking in with her at least once a week, "how are you poopin?" I would ask. She now has a very well balanced diet and an even more Smokin Hot Body!  But even more importantly, she is much healthier and poops once or twice a day. Phew!  Soonya thought she was doing the best thing for her body, but she would not have been able to go on like that for very long with out starting to develop issues. Each day that your body is deprived of essential nutrients, it can NEVER recover, there is no, making it up the next day.  The damage has been done.
I have started using one of those calorie counting apps, not to count calories, but it shows me all the nutritional info.  I can see how much protein, calcium, fat, fiber etc that I need and how much I am getting.  Most of what I eat is quite healthful, but I need to make sure I am getting all the other stuff that my body needs.  I think after a month or so, it will have me trained pretty well and I will no longer need it. 
Not all methods work for everyone.  But check yourself, educate yourself, ask questions and know who is providing the answers and why.  A study promoting dairy, paid by the dairy association....hmmmmm, suspect for sure!
Health is not a perspective.  It is an actual science.  How does your skin look? Do you have regular bowel movements? Do you break out constantly as an adult?  Are you losing hair? Are you always gassy? Is your tongue coated (this is bad).....
So, to surmise, WE ARE WHAT WE EAT. Healthy food, lots of water and you are on your way to a more beautiful you!

May all of your days be beautiful!!
Lisa Strawther
CEO Making Up Las Vegas

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Makeup Forever Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector

Have you ever looked in the mirror halfway through the day and realize that your eyebrows have smeared?  Or, have you been poolside during the summer and were so nervous about your eyebrows washing off?  I live in Las Vegas and have very oily skin so I've had such a difficult time finding an eyebrow solution that actually lasts in our 100 + degree summers.

After a lot of disappointments, I stumbled upon Makeup Forever's Waterproof Eyebrow Corrector and fell in love.  Not only do my eyebrows last throughout the day, but I don't have to worry about accidentally wiping or smearing them off.

This item comes in a liquid form in a squeeze tube and I was nervous that it would be messy, but that's not the case at all. You just apply a little bit on your eyebrow brush and fill in the shade of your brows. It will definitely take some getting use to if you have not worked with liquid eyebrow tint. But once you get it right, you will have defined eyebrows that look very natural! Which is very important for me, because I am a natural kind of girl. The product comes in various shades, so you can definitely experiment and play with the colors til you find something that fits perfectly.

May all your curls be shiny!
Ingrid Moreno

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Cream Shadows

Tips for Cream Eyeshadows

Cream shadows have gotten a bad rep due to issues with caking in the crease of the eyelid and wearing off half way throughout the day.
Usually when I hear this from someone, I ask them how they are applying it and what do they use before hand to ensure all day staying power.
There are steps to ensure all day staying power with cream shadows:
1. Apply an eyeshadow primer on your lids first and let it set for a few seconds. Urban Decay's Shadow Potion & Too Faced Shadow Insurance are great primers that help keep your shadow on all day.
2. I prefer using cream liners from a pot or a tube rather than those that come with a wand applicator. I feel you get better application. You can use your finger to apply , but I suggest a cream shadow brush. Bobbi BrownMAC , and benefit make excellent ones for this purpose. I then blend with a fluffy blending shadow brush.

3. I usually dust a little of MakeupForEver's HD Powder on top for extra staying power.
4. Finish off with liner and Mascara by Tarte.
My top Cream Shadow Brands- Nars, Bobbi Brown, MAC ,Urban Decay,Benefit,and MakeupForEver
Stay fabulous!!
Shared by Larry Thielen Jr. for Making Up Las Vegas