Recent Updo and Curls

Here is an update of a few styles I’ve done in the past couple of months for my clients weddings and Miss USA.

Tune into my instagram @omgartistry I will be doing quick updos and styling tips to show some of these!

Also funny story, a client asked me ” I saw this style on pintrest can you do it?” Low and behold, its my photo that went viral a year ago.. needless to say I answered, “Yes, yes I can” with a big smile. 🙂

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How I Helped My Skin In Less Than 4 Months

How I Helped My Skin In Less Than 4 Months

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This portrait may come as a huge surprise to the people who personally know me. As a makeup artist, I personally consider it is so crucial to have flawless skin; the truth is, that’s not always possible. I’ve made some severe decisions and my final step was Accutane (which can cause depression, seizures, and cracking of the skin.) I was willing to take those risks. With a ton of research and an angel with a wealth of information on products, I was truly saved.

1. Cut dairy, NOW!

a. Milk/Cheese/Coffee Creamers contains components related to the hormone testosterone that may stimulate oil glands in the skin, setting the stage for acne.
b. Try using the alternative. Non Dairy Creamers, Almond Milk, Silk Milk, etc. Trust me, this made all the difference in the world.

2. Drink like a fish.

a. Water that is… water removes all impurities and toxins in the body. It helps flush out lingering pollutants in the system and helps clear the face and body.

3. Eat Clean.

a. If it’s frozen, microwavable, or pre packaged. You may want to consider the alternative. Keep in mind, this is not for everyone, but I was desperate and willing to try anything.

4. My Main Savior For My Acne.

a. Rodan + Fields, if you have never heard of it, you need to get used to this name… I live, sleep and breathe this product. After only 3 weeks I saw major results.  Unblemish does exactly what the name says. It has now been 4 months and I’m not perfect but I see the forest through the trees. The product keeps working and working. I’ve been recommend this product to all of brides as well who want a clear complexion for the most important day of their lives.

Here are a few photos to show my progress.

Day One: First Day on the Unblemish Program.

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Photo 2: First Month on Unblemish. As you can do the redness and inflamation reduced by 50%.

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Photo 3: Second Month on Unblemish. My face was cleaning itself of the bacteria. The acne marks are noticeably reduced, stil a little redness.

photo-21Photo 4: Third Month on Unblemish. Redness had calmed down and acne scars have remarkably reduced

photo-23Photo 5: Fourth Month on Unblemish. Scaring is minimal and keeps getting better and better with every wash.

photo-24My Before and After.

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UPDATED AGAIN PHOTO: ALMOST ONE YEAR LATER!!!

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These are the products included in the Regimen

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I have really second guessed posting picutres of my personal progress but I know that if I could just help one person, I’d be able to help others feel as good as I do today. Patience is key but there is an answer and luckly the answer doesn’t affect your liver or give you seizures! I am an open book and if there are questions, ask below or if it’s private you are more than welcome to email me at omgartistry@yahoo.com To Order Unblemish from Rodan + Feilds and take the step towards a better tomorrow click here. For my brides, I highly recommend this product. With all the stress of wedding planning, you can plan on having a clear complexion! They also have great aging products for mature skin. I will be doing another post of my mother’s progress as well. They have a reverse product that actually revirses sun damage/melasma/ dark spots. All the before and afters are on the site!

5 Best YouTube Highlight and Contouring

Highlighting and Contouring is the new makeup trend. Lots of celebrities and models are using it and its looks amazing! Highlighting and Contouring are techniques that make the face look thinner. It works the best on a round face. What is highlighting and contouring?

Contouring is when you use a bronzer underneath your cheekbone to make it look higher and more defined. Highlighting is when you get a really light, sometimes shimmery colour and apply it to any bone on your face to make them stand out.

Highlighting and contouring can be a tricky technique to perfect. OMGTRENDS has found the top YouTube videos for Highlighting and Contouring. Each video gives you specific directions and will make you look absolutely beautiful and natural.

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Winter Wonderland Weddings

Winter time is such a beautiful time to tie the knot with you man. Everything is white, the air is colder (so that means you are closer to your man), and everyone is happy because it’s the holiday season. Having a wedding in the winter can be so much better than the spring and summer. In the winter you do not have to really worry about rain, there is no humidity, and you can more fun with accessories to dress up your wedding gown.

OMGTRENDS has the top five winter wedding ideas!

1.Get Furry with Fur! On your winter wedding day add some fur to your look. The fur will make you look extra elegant and keep you warm and cozy.

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2. Serve something Toasty! At your winter wedding serve coffee and hot chocolate. This will keep your guest cozy and happy. On the coffee and hot chocolate cup put yours and your grooms names and the date.

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3. All bridesmaids must wear dark colors. Pick a dark color for your bridesmaids to wear on your winter wedding day. This will let you be the center of attention.

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4. Add winter like trees to your mass and reception. By adding fake or real winter like trees, it will really feel like you are in a winter wonderland. It’s a beautiful decor.

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5. Give out snow globes as a favor. Snow globes have winter wonderland wedding written all over it. You can make it personal or make it cute!

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There are so much cute, fun and elegant aspects to a winter wonderland wedding. These five tips are a MUST when it comes to winter weddings. The five tips are not too much winter, but just enough!

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A Furry Fall

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Fur: sinfully soft & extremely warm. This Fall 2013 designers had no shame in using fur. Lots of garments will have lots of fluffy fur. Fur is something that is elegant and only a true fashion lover knows the “true meaning” of fur. If you aren’t into real fur (which is totally understandable) then def go for the fake fur option. Whether its real or fake (by fake we mean well done) then you can have a glamorous and elegant look to go out in the city. If you are just getting into fashion or aren’t as daring, do a simple by having it on a purse. If you are a fashion diva then you already know to be rocking coats with fur.

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Jigsaw faux fur coat
$430 – johnlewis.com

Brown coat
$395 – glam-net.com

Brown long coat
$78 – ringsandtings.com

Noisy may black vest
$78 – nelly.com

Jacques Vert scarve
$130 – houseoffraser.co.uk

Asos hat
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Nothing Over $10

The Holidays are right around the corner. If you have to get presents for your bestfriends, your best friends friend, your mother-in-law and your whole entire family, why not bargin shop? OMGTrends has some really cute and on trend mervchandise that is all UNDER $10.00. All of these cute goodies are from Forever21 and all can be found online. Which is your favorite Forever21 goodie?
Everything is Less than $10

Wedding Updo Ideas, Which Look Is Your Favorite?

To kick off wedding season, I though I’d give some of my brides some updo ideas! Might I propose some soft caramel highlights for brunettes and some baby blonde highlights for blondes to break up ashy color to create dimension in the hair. It’s the bee’s knees when it comes to photographing your luscious locks for your special day.
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A gloss spray will do wonders as well for a finishing touch of shine! Have your hair stylist recommend one at your salon. I always love Rene Furterer Glossing Spray. The product is light yet packs a punch on the shine without looking greasy.

ECRU New York created the perfect product, how so? Well between its weightless ability to create firm, touchable curls and also provide antistatic and UV protection. Almost like the perfect hairspray? I’d agree!

Rene Furtere Purchase Here

ECRU New York Purchase Here