Monday, May 24, 2010

Comopak's Airtight Mascara Pen

Cosmopak’s Airtight Mascara Pen

Ok so I know we’re all on the look out for the next cool and snazzy li’l products that make us feel as though we’re on the cutting edge of the make up industry. It’s kind of like buying shoes for your make-up kit.. LOL.. So you can imagine my giddy excitement to find THIS little do-dad. Granted, it’s not actually owned and distributed by any particular cosmetics company (that I know of) but OMG it’s AWESOME!! I mean AIR TIGHT?! I’m a biiiig fan of cleanliness and hygiene, especially when it comes to my make up, so when I saw this “Airtight Mascara Pen” I dang near slid off my seat.

So for those of you either starting your own cosmetics line or those of you who already have one and are looking to sprinkle a little “snazzy” on your current line, THIS is soooo the piece you were looking for.

Airtight Mascara Pen

First 100% airtight mascara. No Bacteria.
A breakthrough in mascara packaging. 3 years in R&D, 5 years field testing. New formula, new applicator, new wiper equals new effect. Tapered TPE brush and mascara comb allows for precise and even application on lashes. Formula is always separate from the brush so it guarantees freshness.

You can go to to find this an other exciting new containers to house your already fabulous and unique products J Happy shopping ya’ll!! xo

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Cosmoprof North America

It's about that time ya'll!! That's riiiiight!! It's Cosmoprof North America and it's going to be held JUly 18-20th at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas... Yup, I did say VEGAS BABY!! WOOT WOOT!!!

Who is this show for? Well if you're in Salon/Spa Management,Specialty Store, OTC Beauty Store, Chain Salon, Cosmetology School, Distributors/Wholesalers, Importers/Exporters, Manufacturers, Product Developers or a Buyer then this is a show you REAAALLYY shouldn't be missing. It just doesn't make good business sense.

In Pavillion "A" you'll find Cosmetic & Personal Care where they will showcase the best in skincare, cosmetics, toiletries, frangrances, organic beauty products and accessories.

Pavillion "B" will house Packaging, Contract Manufacturing & Private Label. This is dedicated to suppliers.

Pavillion "C" will show you Wellness and Spa goods. (doesn't it just SOUUNNDD relaxing?? LOL)

Pavillion "D" will boast Hair, Nails and Tools. I'm bursting just thinking about it!!

Ticket Prices:

* 1-day- $60.00 / person
pre-registration ($85 after June 21)
* 3-day- $110.00 / person
pre-registration ($135 after June 21)

So get on it!! Click on the title of this blog and you're halfway there!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

IMATS Vancouver

Well, it’s spring, and my mind is on Art, Color, Fun and Creativity. You can imagine my excitement when I realized that with spring, comes the IMATS Vancouver J. That’s right ya’ll… Next month April 17th & 18th 2010 @ the Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel!!!

That said, lets get into the nitty grittyJ We all love a li’l nitty gritty after all…

Here’s a bit of what you can expect to see in Vancouver. Oscar Award Winning Artist Howard Berger (The Chronicles of Narnia, Inglorious Bastards), Eddie Malter (artistic director or L’Oreal Paris Canada’s Fashion Week) and Charles Porlier (Twilight Saga: Eclipse) will all be there for your ogling pleasure.

You’ll also receive over 20 hours of education from genius’ currently working in the industry. Greats such as Kevin-James Bennett, Caitlin Callahan, Jon Hennessey and Sonia Leal-Serafim will be present to shine their brilliance on each and every one of you. Companies such as OCC (Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics), Kett, Naked Cosmetics, Crown Brush, Temptu and much much more!!

What you’re gonna wanna do is get your tickets early so you can save some cashJ . Cash that you will inevitably spend at the show on all types of goodies!! Visit before March 31st to pre-sell your tickets and save up to $10.00. Every li’l bit helps in this economy doesn’t it?! Uhhhh, YEAH!!

So enough with the dilly-dally!! Get on it people!!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

More Minerals for All!!

Check it out ya'll!! From the makers of "Classified Cosmetics" aerosol airbrush... AERO Mineral Make Up Mist. This mineral make up is combined with aloe, moisturizing vitamins and botanicals.. That's right!!! Hydrating mineral makeup just for YOUUUUU!!!!

This make up line is oil free, long wearing, gives sheer to light coverage and has the largest color selection. To top it off?! It's only $14.99 for a 1.5 oz can:) Oh one more thing... LOL... you also get free shipping with any online purchase of two or more cans.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sugarbomb and CupcakeStop Team Up for Yummy Galore!!

OMG Is this not the most ADORABLE thing you've ever seen?! Leave it to Benefit Cosmetics to make things super dee duper sweet for us ALL! It's not enough that their packaging is UBER girlie and makes us all want one of each, but they've gone ahead and added actual SUGAR to the darling li'l do dads that keep us all wanting more!!!

Ok, lemme elaborate!! I just got this flier in my inbox! For those of you who haven't subscribed to Benefit newsletters (what are you waiting for?), here's what they had to say:)

Just in time for fashion week, on Friday February 12th, 2010 starting at 9:00am EST at the New York City CUPCAKESTOP Truck, between Broome and Spring streets Benefit Cosmetics will present the Sugarbomb!!!

The Sugarbomb!! Can you STAND it?! Sugarbomb, is Benefit Cosmetics new face powder. In honor of this CupcakeStop has created a LIMITED EDITION
"Sugarbomb Cupcake"

The first 300 people to purchase one of these delicious cupcakes will receive a FREE Benefit Sugarbomb Face Powder worth $28.00 (one per customer while supplies last)

So now, as though fashion week wasn't enough to get you out of bed early, now you've got this mouth watering, sugary goodness just waiting to make it's way into your mitten bundled hand:)

You're welcome!! LOL

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Elle Correspondant

Ok so what kind of dreamy is THIS?! Elle Magazine and Smashbox Cosmetics has teamed up and is looking for their next RED CARPET REPORTER for the "Film Independent Spirit Awards". The award show is scheduled for March 2010!!
Woot Woot!!

Simply click on this link and fill in your information for them to consider. Make sure you look super-de-duper lovely in your video so they can see no reason to choose someone else!!

Here's your chance to shine ya'll:) You'll get your makeup done by Smashbox, Fly to Hollywood and report from the Red Carpet!!

Ok so on your mark... get set...GO!!! lol..

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Rethink What Matters!!

"Freedom: the condition of being free; the power to act or speak or think without externally imposed restraints"

When you think of make-up, sometimes you think "Coverage" as opposed to "enhancing". Some may even think "Heavy" instead of "uplifting". Well, though as a makeup artist I know that there are all types of cosmetics that offer all of the above, I understand that the average woman, the consumer, may not know the difference.

Bare Escentuals is another company who realizes that there are misconceptions as far as what people think of when they think of make-up. They also realize that beauty is not skin deep, it comes from inside. Who we are and how we love and care for each other is part of what makes us beautiful.

In an effort to accentuate the positive, empower women and their self confidence inside and out, Bare Escentuals has launched a movement known as "Rethink What Matters". With this campaign, they will be releaseing thought provoking taglines to help start honest conversations between women about things that really matter to them. Thankfully, when we're with our girls, we can talk about anything (thank God) without being judged or censored. Now, there will be topics we can add to those heart to heart talks and really get into the nitty gritty of who we are, what matters to us and how to be a better us:)

Now, I'm not saying that Bare Escentuals is going to start sky writing, or mailing out random "fortune cookie" like papers with sayings on them.. LOL.. though, wouldn't that be funny?!
What they are doing is for example, one foundation reads "Rethink Going Bare in Public". This Bare Minerals foundation feels light (weightless even) but gives you all of the flawless coverage you're looking for.

Every week at there will be a new discussion topic and 5 questions for you to answer (you gotta love the interactive part of it all!! LOL) which will give you a chance to win free stuff and goodies!! Yuh-huh!!! I sooo did just say FREEBIES!! Oh I got your attention now I can FEEL it!!! LOL.. The new products and topics will be featured weekly (every Friday).

Now, the REAASSONN you're going to want to stay tuned to my bloggy-poo is because I'm going to let you know when the really BIG contest is approaching, so that you can sign into and try to get yourself some BIGTIME prizes:) Oh yeah baby!! I got the info right here, you'll see it here first and you'll take it home!

You will also be able to start winning giveaways here at!! Just for being a loyal reader:) So be sure to stay tuned, keep reading, visit the website listed above and load up on some good stuff!!

Rethink What Matters!!
Sound advice for every day of our lives doncha think?!

Monday, February 1, 2010

International Beauty Show New York

Well, it's about that time. Time for the International Beauty Show- New York!! With trade shows popping up here and there, I wouldn't want you to miss even one.

This particular show will be held on March 7-9 2010 at the
Jacob Javits Convention Center in NYC!

This show will help you learn the skills and tips you need to improve not only your business but your profits, gain more clients and retain the clients you already have:)

Here's a little info from the packet they sent me:

"For just one admission fee, you'll access valuable FREE classes in haircutting, color, styling, makeup, nails and business. Exhibitors also offer classroom education and provide expert tips and information to increase your profitability. For those interested in a more tactile learning experience, we present the Hands-on and Focused Work-whop series in cutting, haircolor, makeup and business.

In addition to these classes, the legendary Main Stage hosts exciting performances and demonstrations by distinguished artists. Joing the remarkable Dee Adames, Nick Arrojo, Brad Graham, Vivienne Mackinder, Woody and Amy Michleb and Martin Parsons for brilliant presentations- see all these performances for FREE with your exhibit hall ticket!

Walk through miles of ezhibits and easily test and compare essential tools and products. Exhibitors have arranged fantastic show specials and in-booth education sessions only available at this event. Shop the newest and learn from the best!"

By clicking here, you will be taken directly to their website where you can get information as far as lodging, travel, exibitors and more:)

So for all you hair folks... now's your chance to soak your tootsies in a fun filled couple of days.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Don't Miss It!!

This just in!! My INBOX that is:) LOL...
All ya'll LA'ians (ok that's just plain funny..LOL) need to get on this! Don't miss out! It's THE MAKEUP SHOW LA!!!

Don’t Miss your chance to take a Hands-On Workshop with Top Industry Artists! Classes are almost sold out...Book them now while there is room… ONLY 1 Month till The Makeup Show LA!

Ve Neill, Eve Pearl, Jon Hennessy, Kathy Aragon, James Vincent, Orlando Santiago, Myles O’Reilly, Christina Farrell and more!!!!!!!

All master and hands-on workshops are sold on a first come first serve basis.
Only 20 spots per studio.

View the full schedule on our website events page and email for an application.

It’s the West Coast must-attend event for the industry!
Sunday, February 28th & Monday, March 1st
9:00 am - 6:00 pm daily
California Market Center
110 East 9th St, Los Angeles

Visit for all education schedules and information on tickets, exhibitors and more....
You can contact The Makeup Show Office at 212.242.1213 or
by emailing

Sunday, January 24, 2010

TEN Words for a Stronger Career

OMG I'm soo excited I can hardly STAND IT!! Look what Mr. Michael DeVellis is doing for us:)
Straight from my Inbox to your screen (If you're not already on the mailing list, seriously, get on that will ya?)... I just can't take it NO MO'!!!!

Copy and Paste baby!!!

Beginning next week in Los Angeles, We invite you to join Michael DeVellis, founder of "The Powder Group", "The Makeup Show" & "On Makeup Magazine", as he helps you uncover the key techniques and business skills essential in Taking your business to the next level; no matter what part of the industry you work in or how long you've been working in the business.

In this popular series, Michael will focus on ten key words that should be the current focus of your career path and business strategy. The industry today requires that you think differently and entails a understanding of business, interpersonal, marketing and branding that can take you and your work in a new direction.

This event is the starting point for your strongest career ever. This special first-time seminar series has previously only been available to attendees of "The Makeup Show"! Now you can work with Michael and a small group of your peers to develop a new way of thinking about your career and move yourself into a path of focused direction. In this special two-hour event, Michael will take you through the next in his series of Ten Words and help you develop a connection to your own career and success by using them in your daily life and work.

And as an added bonus- each attendee will also have the opportunity to receive a complimentary portfolio review by Michael DeVellis at the event!

Don't miss this intimate opportunity to get a stronger hold on your career with one of the most inspirational programs offered "The Powder Group"!!

Please contact The Powder Group directly with any questions by emailing: or calling (212) 627-7447 .

Once you have registered you will be contacted to confirm which location you will be attending.

Los Angeles: Sunday January 31
1:00-3:00 pm
Temptu Studio
201 Westmoreland Ave
Suite 133
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 739-1800

New York City: Saturday Febreuary 6
1:00-3:00 pm
Obsessive Compulsive Studio
121 West 27th Street
Suite 1200
New York, NY
(212) 675-2572

Ft. Lauderdale: Sunday March 21
1:00-3:00 pm
Cosmix School of Makeup Artistry
2635 East Oakland Park Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33306
(954) 564-4181

Event Fee:
$45 for TPG Pro Members and Students
$65 for all others
*Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis*

Click Here to be taken directly to their site for more information and to sign up!!

Put your "Best Face" Forward

When creating our websites, it's important to keep in mind that the WORLD has access to it. If life has taught us anything, it's "Once you've put it on the internet, it's out there FOREVER".

Keeping that in mind, lets think about what we put out there for the world to know about us. As a Make Up Artist, Blogger & Beauty Editor, I am VERY aware of what I put into cyberspace. Reputation is EVERYTHING. Perception is EVERYTHING. Some might even say, that there are people out there that RELY on "Hype" in order to get work, move up the ladder or just get from one day to the next.

Whether we like it or not, rumors, defamation & hearsay can be a part of someone's downfall. So, here I am looking through my "Inbox" and I found an interesting article that I'd like to share with you all.

It's all about balancing yourself and your website. How to make it as "everybody friendly" as you can.

The article is called: The Balancing Act of Making Everyone Happy With Your Website and it's written by Erin Ferree

Posted on January 21, 2010 it reads as follows:

"When you create a website, you're trying to make several different audiences happy. You've got searchers coming in from the search engines, you want those search engines to rank you well, and you've got past and prospective clients. Referral partners are also out there looking at your site and sending business your way.

Each different audience for your website has its own requirements, different things it's looking for, and unique needs.
You have to think about each audience you're trying to appeal to as you design and develop the different parts of your site. That includes navigation style, types of pages, text on those pages, design, coding, offers, and calls to action. You have to make sure that each of these elements balances all the others�so that there aren't too many pages with not enough content, or that navigation is so complex that it's hard for people to find what they're looking for.

It's easy to focus on one audience's needs over another.
Getting stuck thinking about one element of your site can result in an unbalanced site. And as you try to make your website do more, as you add complexity, it's harder and harder to keep the functions at equilibrium.

The more elements your site contains and the more audiences you think about, the more difficult it becomes to keep everyone happy.
Focus on balancing everyone's needs and concerns. If you focus on one of your audiences over the others, you'll wind up with a website that seems out of balance and doesn't meet some of your audiences' needs. For example, you can focus too heavily on writing your site content to appeal to the search engines and create a site that's so keyword-laden you look a bit crazy. Instead, try to keep all of your audiences' needs in harmony so that everyone has a good experience and is impressed by your site instead of wondering what's wrong with it.

When you write, design, and code your site, think about:

Who is visiting it? Where are your clients coming from? Search engines bring searchers to your site. Past clients look you up for new projects or needs. There are potential customers who have been referred to you. And those who have met you at networking events or seen your booth at a trade show. Each of these audiences has different levels of knowledge about you and different issues that they want to address.

What do they want to know? Each audience has different needs, problems, and concerns. The search engines want to know what your site's all about, and they want to see your keywords. Past clients want contact information and to see if you can help them with their new need. Potential clients want to know if you can solve their problem, and they want to know if you're trustworthy and likeable. People who have already met you want to get more information on your services and find out what's next in the process of working with you. Think about why people are coming to your site and how you can help them along.

What you want your website to do for your business? Your website should be more than just pretty. It should do a job (or several jobs) for your business. Think about how it can most benefit your business�whether by bringing in new clients, getting noticed by the search engines, sharing your thoughts with the world through articles, helping you get the media's attention, or maybe some other function entirely. Whatever job your website must do, make sure that everything you put on it works towards making that happen.

4. Are you being accidentally contrary? Do any of the things you've put on your site for one audience contradict what you've written for another? You want to make sure that your site always makes sense, no matter who's reading it�or how much of the site they read. You also want your site to mesh with your printed marketing pieces, phone conversations, and the delivery of your products or services to ensure that your customers stay happy.

If you think about these 4 things as you're developing your website, you'll create one that keeps all of your audiences happy. The site will keep you happy in the long run, and you'll get more return on your investment in it as well."

You can read more of Erin's writing by visiting her blog @

The Makeup Show LA

It's coming ya'll!! There's no stopping the MAKEUP TRAIN!! LOL.. That's right, "The Makeup Show LA" is scheduled for February 28th-March 1st 2010!

At the California Market Center
110 East 9th street
Penthouse 13th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90079

Here's some info directly from their website to give you some idea of what's in store for you:

"The Powder Group and Metropolitan Events are pleased to announce the dates of the second annual The Makeup Show LA!

"On February 28th and March 1st 2010 the makeup industry will come together to celebrate the craft of the professional makeup artist for the second time ever - at the global epicenter of entertainment and glamour - Los Angeles.

Like The Makeup Show NYC and Miami, The Makeup Show LA will be a pro-artist event for everyone in every area of the makeup industry. We'll deliver the same pro-driven, artistically inspired, celebratory energy of The Makeup Show to the west coast, and bring together your top brands and inspirational artists and educators for two amazing days of community, career and craft building.

It's the west coast must-attend event for anyone in the business of makeup and beauty."

"The Makeup Show LA is a pro-only trade event open to anyone involved with the makeup artist industry. Makeup artists, retail artists, aestheticians, hairstylists, fashion stylists, agents and bookers and of course students of makeup, hair or aesthetics are invited to attend. Proof of profession or student status is required.

Admission to The Makeup Show LA includes all seminars and lectures, full access to the show floor and in-out privileges. Entry to The Makeup Show LA also allows participants access to great hands-on workshops. These hands-on workshops are only available to attendees of the show and are at an additional fee.

Tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

ADVANCED TICKET SALES ARE NOW OPEN - (Advanced ticket sales closed Thursday, February 25th, 2010 at 5pm EST). Ticket Purchase click here.

2010 The Makeup Show LA Rates
Show hours 9:00am – 6:00pm

Advance Tickets
One Day Ticket $35
Two Day Ticket $50

Student Tickets (Students with ID receive a 10% discount)
One Day Ticket- $31
Two Day Ticket- $44.50

At the Door – If Available
One Day Ticket $50 - Tax is not included
Two Day Ticket $ 70- Tax is not included

Local 706 union members receive free admission to the show. Please email Amanda your Union ID card, and you will receive a complementary Ticket to the show.

Group Tickets
Discounted Group Rate available. For more information email "

Now I dunno about you but that's enough to make a girl wanna book her flight right the heck NOW!! Leave it to Michael DeVellis and James Vincent to bring you such an awesome event.

You're going to want to hold on to your tax return so you can really stock up on some of the things you need. Lawd knows the discounts at this show is RIDICULOUS!!

Visit The Powder Group website for more information on exhibitors, travel information and anything else "Makeup Show" related :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2010 Joe Blasco New York Weekend Seminar

For those of you who have been holding your breath just WAITING for Mr. Joe Blasco to open a school in New York, you can finally BREATHE EASY!! It's finally happening!!

Now in addition to his schools in California and Florida, he's branching out into our neck of the woods (OK yeah, I live in NY..LOL)

There may be many of you out there who have contemplated becoming a makeup artist. It's all about passion for what you do after all, thankfully this particular school lets you "try it before you buy it"!! I kid you not! Check it out....

Ok, on April 10th and 11th from 10-4 at The New York International Beauty School you can attend their very first Pro-Makeup Seminar!!
Iiiiiii know.. I'll wait.. Take it all in.. LOL..

500 8th Avenue New York, NY

This is sooo the event you're going to want to attend. Here's the thing, you're going to get so much information in such a short time frame. You're going to be able to ask questions, try new things and decide for yourself if being a Professional Makeup Artist is for you.

There will also be a financing expert on hand to help you enroll if you decide that it is in fact something you'd like to jump into with both feet.

Remember, the craft of Makeup Artistry has got to coarse through your veins. You absolutely have to love it as it takes, hard work, dedication and ambition. It's really right up MY alley and I'd love for you to discover that it's up YOUR alley too:)

Just in case the flier I'm posting is too small for you to see, lemme give you a little taste of what's in store for you at this school.

You will gain knowledge and experience in Natural, Clean, Fashion, Glamour and Avant-Garde Beauty Make Up. You'll learn about Hi-def Paint and Powder Aging, Rubber Stretch and Stipple Aging, Bald Cap, Hair Work, Injury Simulation and Prosthetic Appliance Application!!!

Ok, I know this is a lot to take in but my darlings, there's more...
You can attend this fantabulous event for quite the bargain price!

To learn more about Joe Blasco and his schools, click here to be taken directly to their website.

Instead of dragging this out, let me give you the contact information for the
Director of Enrollment in New York:
Michael Roberts
(323) 668-2058 (Office)
(310) 218- 2679 (Cell)

**He is the fountain of knowledge you're going to need to get any and all info on this school:)**

Be sure to tell Mr.Roberts that you heard about this from

As for accommodations, how bout The New Yorker Hotel?! Sounds FIYAH doesn't it?
It is!! Check it!!

Comfy right?! Yuhuhh!!

Lookit!! Plenty of room, even with two beds, so you can get a group of friends together who all want to attend the seminar and book a room together. And um, hello, it's NYC and class is only from 10-4 so you can get your learn on, and then get your party on!! LOL...

I'm sayin', can't be all work and no play!! We have to have a happy medium:) So book your room and enjoy this snazzy li'l discount courtesy of The Joe Blasco School:)

Simply let tell the reservations desk that you're attending the Joe Blasco Seminar and they will hook you up with a sweet discount. You'll then be on your way to Make Up Heaven and comfy cozy accommodations:) Say it with me...

Thank you Mister Blaaassccoooo, and of course
Thaaannnkk Youuuu Miiiiicchaaeellll!! LOL..

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Spring 2010 is no time for the Meek

I understand that there are many of us that are under the threat of an impending snow storm. There are others that are basking in 70 degree weather (you know who you are!! LOL). However, for all of us, Spring is on it's way whether we're ready for it or not.

Ahhh Dolce, what can you say about these two?? Dolce & Gabanna can always glam up and bring back a classic look. The Marilyn-esque Scarlet wearing scarlet... Fabbuuuu!!

Kind of frosty, kind of spring. It's plain to see that both ends of the spectrum are going to come into play this spring. No middle ground here people.. Lets DO THIS!!

Looking natural is ALWAYS a good way to go. Looking like yourself with a little extra punch. Get on this and pretty up your makeup case:)

This look by Dolce & Gabbana is Spring time enough to be summer forward. It screams sexy, with a touch of innosence. Thank you D&G:) xo

Estee Lauder is most certainly left in the wings on this one either. This Spring 2010 collection is enough to make me want to run out to the store and pick it up. I mean would you just BEHOLD THE PRETTY of it all?!

Spring cleaning has GOT to happen and more importantly SPRING SHOPPING also has to happen!! So don't be scrrrd, roll ur sleeves up and ditch the old and bring home the new:)

Lets continue on with Nail color.. Simple, not a big spending needs to happen, however an introduction of COLOR has to happen.

I guess you COULD always stick to the safe French Manicure, but WHYYY when it's so easy and fun to change up your nail color for the "Funner"..LOL..

Violet but not, red but not really, irredescent as can be yuppers!! Gotta LaLaLove a polish that changes when it feels like it..LOL..

The classic, beautiful, vavavoom Red.. Makes you wanna be a hand model :) It's all types of timeless and is really a MUST HAVE whether you're a "French manicure" girl or not.

These darling little bottles, hold darling little colors which are perfect for you not-so-bold ladies who still would like to partake in the springtime fun that is colored nail polish. Choose your color, or colors and change them every week till summer time hits:)

Leave it to Chanel to bring you the best of the best. With these new putty colors you can change your color, your style and your attitude with one fell swoop:) Gotta love it!! and well.. I do!!

Coming soon... Spring 2010 Hair Trends!! Stay tuned lovies:) xo