Monday, July 12, 2010

Volume WITHOUT Back-Combing!

I had a great experience with a new hairstylist this weekend - her name is Mistie, and her salon is The Hair House in Destrehan, LA.

She not only gave me a great haircut, but taught me different styles for my curly hair. She also blew it dry straight, and showed me how to style it that way. The time and energy she spent on education was outstanding. One new thing I learned about - that I must share with you! - is "Healing Style" by L'Anza - the Powder Up Texturizer.

Instead of teasing the hair at the crown, and creating a mess of knots, you can get height using this POWDER. It's the coolest thing I've ever tried in my hair. You sprinkle it on, and then rub it in..."tousle" the hair a little at the root - and you've got gorgeous volume without the mess. And it stays!!

Here's the website with more info on these products, if you're interested: - Powder-Up Texturizer

Just had to share - I feel like I have a new toy!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fox News Story

This is so exciting! Our company's anti-aging products were featured on a Fox news story recently by an international makeup artist! And there are other GREAT tips for dealing with the heat of summer.

This recent TV segment aired on Fox® news in central Pennsylvania, featuring internationally renowned makeup artist Mickey Williams as she shares some skin care tips for looking your best this summer.

Check it out:

Monday, July 5, 2010

Tinted Moisturizer vs. Foundation

For those of us who live where the humidity is high, the temperatures are high, and the likelihood of makeup staying put is understand the foundation dilemma ("should I even bother? will it just melt off? will it even look natural? my face feels like i have a mask on!!").

One way to get the coverage without the "mask" feeling is with a great tinted moisturizer. There are fantastic products that have SPF in them, and your skin feels like you have nothing on it - but, you have the coverage you need...perfect!

Use concealer only where absolutely necessary (mostly just in a half-moon shape in the inner corner of the eyes), and to cover any imperfections...but concealer tends to be very heavy and thick, so you don't want to have too much of it on summer skin.

Use a translucent powder to finish the look. Apply the powder with a large powder brush (or kabuki brush) - dip it in the powder, tap off the excess, then apply to your skin with a light, swirling motion. Ahhh...feels cooler already.