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!

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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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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?
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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!

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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?

Why your bridesmaids should never do their own makeup!

Why your bridesmaids should never do their own makeup.

 

Now I know what you’re already thinking… this is an article supporting everything I already know but your bridesmaids insist on still doing their own beautifications for the day of YOUR wedding. Granted… When agreeing to being in a bridal party, there are tons of committed costs associated and yes it does add up. Nevertheless, after reading, you’ll leave with a better approach to your girls on how to not make them look like these lovely ladies below.

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Step One: Read this entry.

Many brides maids have the good ol’ saying, “Oh I’m really good at my makeup, I don’t need a professional” Wrong. Professional Makeup Artists understand the structure of the face, coloring and texture. As much as the Bare Minerals Counter Clerk will tell you “This product is flawless for your face and its light weight and hypo allergic” BOOM! Perfect for Sally’s wedding. Suzy is running head first into a huge situation come two months after you get the images back from Bob the Photographer. “Why is my face pale and shade of grey”, she begs to know. Well Suzy, what that clerk did not tell you was, mineral makeup has tiny reflective particles inside the product that when a professional photographer takes a photo, it bounces off the skin and creates a pale looking face. You will not see it in person by any means, but will unquestionably notice in photos. Also makeup with SPF will in fact do the same exactly thing for photos. Titanium Dioxide, which is what is in sunscreen, will give you the same result. Sorry ladies, this is a must to skip out on the SPF for one day.

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Step Two: Do your homework.

Don’t be rushing into decision making when it comes to hair and makeup and invest the time and money to do trials. HATE to say it but if a makeup artist is giving away her trials for free, chances are she doesn’t value her time as an artist and just looking to get the booking. Now… that is not for every artist, but we can say I’ve encounter a few wedding sharks. Make sure they come to you the day of the wedding, very important. By them having you sign a contract, is it not just protecting them but it’s protecting you as well. Read it very carefully. Make sure you speak to and confirm with the artists, 1 month before and 1 week before.

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Step Three: Pricing

Depending on your region, hair and makeup could run $150-$250 or more per person. Get pricing from the artists but do not base your decision on price, big mistake.  If your paying $30 for makeup, like I said…she’s just looking to make extra money on the biggest day of your life. In order to feel your best, you must look your best. A good artist isn’t cheap and a cheap artist isn’t good. You’ve already invested in your photography and if you go with a cheap artist, your investment is out the window. I always tell my brides; a great gift for the bridal party is to pay for their makeup. Before anyone can even tell you they want to do it themselves, you need to gently explain how important it is to you, that all her best friends as well as herself will have life long photos of how gorgeous everyone looked at her wedding. Chances are they will want to comply since they will want you to give the same consideration the day of their wedding. Not to mention, this will avoid the one bridesmaid with a heavy hand and others with next to none. The smokey eye bridesmaid will only distract the crowd from you.

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Now, if your bridesmaid continues to forgo getting professional makeup, make sure to educate her on NO mineral makeup or SPF, but remember, she’s your brides maid for a reason. She committed to your every want and need. Just kidding, but really.