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!

Fall Red Hair Collection

Poor red hairs get the worse reputation. Red heads are stereotyped right from the start, even before they even speak a word they are being called mean names. But not this Fall! Red heads are making a stand and are looking more beautiful than ever. Red is in this Fall and women are looking absolutely gorgeous in all the different shades of red.

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The Fall Red Hair Collection is absolutely stunning. The red tones range from mild, warm, and dark. A lot of celebrities are wearing the red toned hair color now. It’s a perfect color to dye your hair for fall. It gives you a new look and a new attitude. Forget about what todays public stereotypes Red Heads as.

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Any girl can rock the red hair look. The collection has colors called red, tangerine, orange, ginger, and fiery red. The red hair look gives off a unique, sexy, and confident look. You will defiantly be turning heads if you decided to dye your hair red this Fall.

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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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Tying the Knot

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A simple and chic hairstyle for this Fall is the knot bun. The knot bun is sexy yet sophisticated. This new fall trend hairstyle can go with any occasion. You can “tie the knot” at a party, club, date night, or just to hang out. This hair style is easy to do and does not take much maintenance. To do the knot hair style: blow dry hair straight, create either a clean center or side part, secure hair in a ponytail, then wrap your hair around in a loop with the ends pointing up or tucked under, a round ballet bun, or the classic double knot.

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Buh-Bye Ombre… Hello Splashlight

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Ombre is over and splashlights are in! Instead of getting ombre highlights this fall, you have to try splashlights. Splashlights are a horizontal band of bleached hair that stretches from ear to ear. Its super edgy and trendy! Splashlights involve bleaching a small horizontal section of your hair. This effect starts with the undermost layer and then covers all the hair above and below the strip with a color close to your orginal shade. Would you dare to try Splashlights this Fall?

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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