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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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!

Top Five Braiding Videos

It is a new year so that means new hair! It is so overwhelming and exciting to see all the new fashion, hair, and make-up trends that come with the new year. A new trend for 2014 is braiding. Braids in all different forms and looks.

OMGTRENDS is obsessed and in love with all the braid celebs and girls are wearing for this new year. We have found the top five YouTube braiding videos. Braiding can get tricky if you are trying to teach yourself. With step by step videos, it makes braiding fun and easy.

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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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Top 5 Makeup Gifts for this Season

What is something most women will not walk out the door with… Makeup! Makeup is something most women need in their life. Makeup does magical things and is a beneficial thing to have. The only problem with makeup is that it cost an arm and leg.

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If you are a guy or even a woman and you are trying to figure out what to get your girl for Christmas, why not get her some makeup? Do not go to Walgreens and get makeup. Go to your nearest beauty store and spend that couple bucks on some good quality makeup. Spending the extra dollars on makeup really shows when you go to apply it your face.

OMGTRENDS Top 5 Makeup Gifts for this Season:

1. Naked 3

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2. Bare Minerals Faux Tan Face

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3. Lancome Hypnodrama Mascara

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4. Watts Up Highlighter by Benefit

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5. Nar’s Laguna/ Deep Throat Combo

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Each of these items are something that is SUPER beneficial in a girls makeup box. OMGTRENDS most defiant recommends these products. In fact, OMG Artistry CEO uses some of these products in here everyday makeup routine below.

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The Tricks to Stay Healthy on Turkey Day

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Thanksgiving… The one day in the year where it is socially acceptable to eat four pieces of pumpkin pie in one sitting. BUT since everyone is on a health and fitness kick, it’s probably better to eat one slice of pumpkin pie. Here are Ten Healthy Thanksgiving Tips for you to follow this upcoming Thursday!

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  1. Get Active – The day of Thanksgiving morning before you start cooking, take a long walk. Walk with your family, friends, or love ( even though you should be working out at least three times a week).
  2. Eat Breakfast – You might be thinking you are saving calories, but experts say if you eat a small breakfast it will help you control what you eat later on.
  3. Lighten Up – whether you making a Thanksgiving feast or catering use foods with fewer calories, fat and sugars.
  4. Use fat-free chicken broth on the turkey and in the gravy.
  5. Reduce oil and butter where ever you can.
  6. Use plain yogurt in mashed potatoes.
  7. Police you Portions – look first and map out the Thanksgiving buffet. Get reasonable sized portions, instead of overflowing your plate.
  8. Skip Seconds!!!!!!
  9. Eat white meat instead of the dark meat.
  10. Left overs are MUCH better the next day! 😉

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Thanksgiving is a day of thankfulness, family, and love! Instead of stuffing your face with your favorite American food, spend some quality time with the people you love!

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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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