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!

Top Five Beauty Tips to Make you Look Less Tired

Between work, school, starting a family, or having a boyfriend and husband they can all make you look tired and worn down. Us ladies need to look beautiful and refreshed! OMGTRENDS has found some quick and easy trips to help you look less tired.

Here are five products OMGTREND most def recommends to use whenever you have not had enough sleep or if you are just feeling super tired.

1. Benefit Porefessionals: Quickly minimize the appearance of pores & fine lines for smoother-than-smooth skin! Apply this silky, lightweight balm alone, under or over makeup. Translucent, oil-free formula complements all skintones and helps makeup stay put. Contains a Vitamin E derivative, known to protect skin from free radicals.

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http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/the-porefessional

2. Garnier Roller: Instantly roll away dark circles. Caffeine Gel + Rollerball energizes and stimulates microcirculation. Lemon Essence brightens. Tinted mineral pigments instantly corrects dark circles.

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http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod2450073

3. Urban Decay White Eye Liner: Creamy, forever-lasting, award-winning and waterproof pencils.

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http://www.urbandecay.com/urban-decay/eye-makeup/24%2F7-glide-on-eye-pencil/122.html

4. Watts Up Highlighter by Benefit: The soft focus highlighter turns on “watt” ya got with a delicate champagne glow that’s gorgeous. With a cream-to-powder finish…it’s a switch on “wow” for all complexions. You’ll adore the smooth applicator & luminous sheen.

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http://www.benefitcosmetics.com/product/view/watts-up

5. Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Milti-Function Eye Cream : combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under circles while special optical diffusers noticeably brighten eye area.

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https://omgartistry.myrandf.com/Shop/Product/AAEY015

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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Lets get Hot & Steamy…

For us Floridians, Florida has been hit with a nice cold front. To up North, this weather is warm, but to us we need scarves and boots. To warm things up today, OMGTRENDS has found the Springs 2014 underwear and lingerie trends.

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Underwear and lingerie are a VERY important clothing in your wardrobe. Underwear and lingerie are important because it’s the only clothing that makes you feel sexy without anyone else knowing or that special person knowing. Also its important to having matching sets. Matching sets make you look sexier, feel sexier, and OMGTRENDS promises you that your man will think it is sexier.

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This Spring 2014 the underwear and lingerie trends will include pastel and vibrant colors and lots and lots of lace. The trend is very girlie and simple. The trend kind of gives off a “good girl look”. Some of us can use this look, but also it will make your man crave you more.

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For lingerie, the trend seem to be little lacy dresses. The actual underwear is sexier than the lingerie. The idea is to leave some imagination to eye, this lets your guys imagination run wild which can lead to better things… if you know what we mean!

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Best New Years Dress for your Shape

Now that Christmas season is over, its time to focus on the New Year and New You! New Years is such a magical time. Its a time for family, loved ones and starting fresh. It is an obvious rule that you MUST dress fancy, classy and correctly to start off the new year.

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OMGTRENDS has the top ten dresses that are perfect for YOUR body type. Just because you don’t have a model body or body of a celebrity does not mean you can not dress like them. Every body type if gorgeous. You just know how to dress it correctly and let your beautiful assets show.

1. Curvy Hips: A Wrap Dress

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2. Longer Looking Legs: A Peplum Dress

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3. Slender and Tall: A Hemline Dress that falls at the knee

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4. Hide Your Thighs: A-Line Shape dress that defines your waist.

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5. Petite: Romantic fabrics with ruffles

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6. Something Slimming: Something black and fits correctly on your sides.

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7. Busty: Top half dresses that some off SOME skin, but NOT a large about of cleavage.

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8. Rounded Bodies: A dresses with an obvious seamline at your natural waistline.

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9. Small Bust: Go with a shimmer dress.

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10. Hide your arms: Something with sleeves and lacey

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Source: http://www.realbeauty.com/health/wellness/best-new-years-eve-dresses#slide-1

Stocking Stuffers: Last Minute Gifts for the Holidays

Two more days till Christmas Day! Have you finished up your shopping or did you wait till the last-minute. Maybe you have gotten all the gifts for your friends and families but haven’t filled their stockings yet. OMGTRENDS is here to help and give you some stocking stuffers ideas.

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Stocking stuffers are always fun. The gifts must be small enough to fit in a stocking. You can always do little cute things, but you can also do grand surprises in the stocking. Each stuffer can be for men or women.

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1. Gift Cards: Gift cards maybe seem like you didn’t put a lot of thought into it, but at the end of the day everyone loves free money to their favorite store or place.

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2. Sunglass: Sunglasses are a perfect stocking stuffer. The sunglasses can be no name or even name brand. It will be a nice surprise for your loved one!

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3. Jewelry/Watches: It’s always fun to throw people off. Get the person something fancy and place it in their stocking. They will NEVER suspect it.

4. Candy on Candy on Candy: Whats Christmas without sweets. Hit up your closest Walgreens and load up on Holiday candy and treats. Everyone LOVES sweets!

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5. Makeup/Shaving Products: Either man or woman you need one of these. Get them something they may need. Makeup, shaving products, facial wash, shampoo,etc. It shows you notice things too!

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