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!

Les Nouvelles Esthetiques & Spa Magazine PUBLISHED!

 

2014-07-28 18.49.17So honored to announce the #1 Magazine for Skin, Spa & Esthetiques featured my Highlighting & Contouring article! Thank you Darling Juliette for the wonderful photography!

 

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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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Steve Aoki actually IS NOT a DJ?

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What.. is.. this?

Steve Aoki expands on his “experiment”

“I wanted to explore the fickle nature of popular music fads by devising a public and onstage persona that could push the bounds of ridiculous behaviour to an extreme and still manage to get away with it.”

“For me it’s about trying to be as absurd and laughable as possible without any of the audience being aware of, or being willfully ignorant of, the sheer absurdity of what they’re witnessing. The EDM explosion for me was the perfect vehicle to explore that idea because it seemed like that audience were capable of mindlessly accepting the most crass gimmicks and personalities,” explained Aoki.

“I kept adding more and more unnecessary vulgarity to the show, bright flashing lights, topless performances, silly hair, Indian headdresses, trampolines. I kept thinking that at any moment people would realise that this was no longer dance music but that it was an absurdist pantomine and the game would be up. But no-one has ever even suspected.”Steve Aoki Record Release Event Celebrating "Wonderland"

“Even when I started throwing cake into the audience, which I intended as a not-so-subtle reference to the circus that my show had become, the audience just lapped it up. No-one thought to themselves ‘Oh look, he’s started throwing cakes into people’s faces like a fucking clown, surely this can’t be legitimate dance music?’.”

Spokesman for the A.C.P.A., Arnold Trumball, described his admiration for Aoki’s project, “It’s a tour-de-force in method acting. He’s been living as this consciously asinine DJ for the last 15 years without ever breaking character. Can you imagine living every waking moment as the DJ character Steve Aoki? Churning out shit track after shit track. Attending shit gig after shit gig?” questioned Trumball. “Not being able to hold your hands up to even your closest friends and admit ‘my career as a DJ is an absurd joke’. That’s real dedication to your art.”

Well, I’d have to say. I did fall for the whole article but indeed it’s all false. Yes, It would have been by far the best scandal to hit EDM ever, but it does make you think doesn’t it? We do idolize these DJ’s and pedestal them as if they were actually dancing/singing performers. But new age music, its all about bigger and crazier then the last performance. Take Miley, newest rumor is she’s having Juicy J’s baby? That’s false as well. But as long as your in the headlines you’ll always be in our minds. It’s all strategy!

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Directly from Aoki’s website is quoted below. You can’t always believe what you read on the internet kids!

“LOL!! Did you got fooled by this fake “story” on Wunderground.ie?”

“My crew and I had a good laugh about it when it was first posted (more at how bad the joke was than it actually being funny), but unfortunately some of my fans thought it was real.”

“· I never said any of this and these quotes are completely untrue. Dance music is my love, is my passion, is my life. I live for my fans and I take my art very seriously.
· I’d hate for any up-and-coming artists to see this post, take it to heart and believe it has any shred of truth or legitimacy. Dance music is a serious art form and we’ve been working very hard as an international community to push our voice and message to the masses.
· This story does the opposite and in no way should my fans believe it to be true at all. I love you all very much and you’re the reason why I do this for a living. You’re the reason why I push myself to become a better artist and performer and continue to take my show to a higher level.”

Well played.. but guess what Steve Aoki? Your trending! And that fake article just raised your popularity level!

 

 

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!

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The Hunt for Lead Role in Fifty Shades Movie is Over!

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Blonde beauty, Dakota Johnson (Ben and Kate, The Social Network) will play Anastasia Steele and Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) will star as the whips and chains sadist role of Christian Grey in the film Fifty Shades Of Grey.

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The look of the two MAY work, but I personally think they could have chosen a better Mr. Grey like Matt Bomer. As adorable as Dakota is, I would think of more Alexis Bledel, star of “Gilmore Girls” to look more small town girl turned bad. This “mommy porn” could go from bad to worse if they do not play the cards right when it comes to this flick. For instance Twilight, in the book Edward was suppose to be tall, handsome and muscular but instead they got… well… Robert Pattinson.

Lets not even talk about what this will be rated in the theaters, NC-17 I presume? Are they even allowed to have pain inflicted porn in the theaters? Who knows, times have changed. What do you think? Good choice or bad and who would you like to see play the role?

Get the Famous Olivia Curls!

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Want to learn how to create Olivia’s famous curls!? On September 22 & 23 OMG Artistry will be teaching two classes. Hair 101 on blow drying your own hair and curls just like these in the photo. Also, only on the 23rd, a bridal undo class doing a few different styles. All participants interested please write your e-mail in the comment box or check out Instagram ( omgartistry and omgtrends). Can’t wait to see you all there! Follow me OMG Artistry and OMG Trends on Instagram!