MAKEUP FOREVER ACADEMY- OPEN HOUSE

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Well it’s finally happened. The heaven’s have heard your prayer for more education and they have replied with a beautifully resounding YES. On Wednesday March 18th from 6-9 pm at the Makeup Forever Academy will hold an open house at 552 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.

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You don’t have to already have skills to attend this school they will take the passion you have for learning the art of makeup and mold it into a full on artistic safe just bursting with talent. What’s so great about this school is that it teaches at EVERY level. No more searching for where an already working artist can go to sharpen their skills or learn new skills, gone are the days where you would only attend classes if you didn’t have a clue.

The Makeup Forever Academy welcomes all and their class schedules are so accommodating that just about everyone can attend if they’ve got their mind made up.

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Spaces are limited so make sure that you don’t miss out on this amazing jump start or continuing education in the magical world that is makeup artistry!

RSVP to academy@makeupforeverusa.com

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Legs As Smooth As Glass!!

We’ve all been there, we jump in the shower or throw our legs over the tub ledge and start shaving away. When we’re done we slather on some lotion only to notice that we still feel some stubble or bumps left behind. In an effort to help you get ready for those “leg showing days” of the future I thought I’d share a tip or two on how to get legs so smooth they feel like glass.

We all know to wash our faces, exfoliate & follow with a moisturizer to keep our complexion looking its best. There might even be some a night mask every now and then to make sure we’ve removed all dead skin cells or blemishes that may stand in the way of beautiful radiant skin. When it comes to your legs, it’s time we start thinking the same way. First things first, shave your legs at the END of your shower. Doing so, will give the steam from your shower a chance to soften the hair follicles which makes them loosen up the hold they have on your hairs. Next, invest in a body exfoliate. These grainy little wonders scrub and gently slough off the dead skin cells, forgotten lotions and anything else that might cause resistance in removing all the hair.

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Once you’re all scrubbed up (go ahead and use that scrub on your feet too btw, it helps to get rid of dead skin cells and you’ll emerge with soft supple feet), rinse your legs off and reach for your shave gel. Glide the gel all over your legs and rinse your hands (slippery hands mean the razor can slip and that can lead to a nasty knick so just rinse). Grab your razor and shave against the growth of the hair. Going against the growth instead of with the growth gives you a closer shave.

When you’re all done, pat your legs dry and reach for the body butter. I know there are plenty of lotions out there but in my opinion, body butter is where it’s at for locking in moisture ALL DAY LONG and helping with that smooth feeling. Honestly, my all-time favorite (aside from shea butter direct from the plant) is Clinique’s body butter.BathandBodyWorksBodyButter

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There you have it ladies, the smoothest legs you could ever ask for. Now just top those  stems w/ R.C.K (Red Carpet Kolour) and you’ll have the most amazing legs you never knew you already had.

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Did you know??

 Concealer as a Primer.

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You can use concealer as an eyelid primer for your eye shadow! For those of you who don’t use primer before your shadow, you may have no idea what you’re depriving yourself of, I urge you to try it. I think this is a great little tip because of the fact that there are plenty of people out there who DON’T use a primer or even own one but those same people will most likely own concealer. I mean who doesn’t have a little something they want to cover up??

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Anywhoodles, because there are SOOO many types of concealers out there I will tell you that the concealer that you choose to use as a primer should be either skin toned or white. This will ensure that you will get the truest color out of your shadow.

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Here are some to consider that do the job, don’t break the bank, save money because they multitask, save space (again with the multitasking) and will last for EVER. A little goes a long way on these babies 🙂

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The Makeup Show Orlando

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It’s that time of year Florida, when things get shaken up just a bit more in your sunny state as The Powder Group presents The Makeup Show Orlando. Just in time for the holidays on November 15 & 16th professionals will be able to take advantage of discounts, education and more! Can you STAND it?! From the hours of 9-6 on Saturday and 9-5 on Sunday Makeup artists, Hair stylists, Photographers, models, stylists, students , pretty much all of you in the professional beauty, hair, nail and fashion industry will enjoy more than you can handle from other professionals in your field.

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Learn about the new product lines and launches, check out the makeup workshops and even learn where you can further your education at artistry schools! You will want to bring along your business cards, comp cards, your portfolio and a red bull as you network with your peers and even potential employers (never let an opportunity pass you buy).

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This is a professional only show and is guaranteed to deliver above and beyond your expectations!

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Keynote speakers scheduled are Eugenia Weston; founder and creative director of Senna Cosmetics on Saturday from 10:30-12:00 and Eryn Krueger Mehash sponsored by Make Up For Ever on Saturday from 1-2:30. The fun doesn’t stop there, from 3-4:30 hear from Renny Vasquez as he speaks on Making It In Makeup. Take notes people, take notes!!

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Sunday morning rings you in to a wake-up call by Merrell Hollis at 10am till 11:30 and at noon to build your appetite up for lunch you’ve got Tia Dantzler a celebrity make-up artist who is also eager to share her insite with you on how to take your career to the next level.

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To purchase tickets online, simply click HERE.

Advanced tickets:
One day- $45
Two Days- $60

At Door:
One Day- $55
Two Days- $70

Students get a 10% discount of the door price or online advance price and if you’re part of the local 798 Union you can get complimentary entrance on both days. Just RSVP to Sophia@metropolitanevents.com by Wednesday Nov. 12th. Make sure you have your union card though when you check in or you’ll be turned away.

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Is there a better way to spend time with your friends than to get a bunch of you together, rent a limo and haul your cookies down to the show and take advantage of your group rate!?!?! If you have 15 people or more email Sophia as well and she’ll give you the “in” price for you and your pals.
It will be at the Hyatt Regency Orlando 9801 International Drive. Orlando Florida.

** photos borrowed from The Makeup Show website and other online sources**

Sea Rx- Product Review

One of the goodies in my Birchbox is this amazing little anti wrinkle cream by Sea Rx.

It’s antioxidants and vitamins help to fade wrinkles leaving your complexion smooth and healthy looking. What’s interesting is that his face cream also works on crows feet!! So no more buying a separate cream for those.

It’s smooth thick texture glides on smoothly and absorbs quickly. Your face has no greasy feel. Just feels healthy and supple.

Not only do you save money, but your nourishing your whole face leaving it needing less makeup! Notice I didn’t say “no makeup”, lol.

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