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Dazzle Diaries: Airbrush Makeup


Love this stuff!!! I didn’t think i would, but I actually really do! Its my favorite Revlon Foundation thus far.
Tracy T – Dazzle Diaries


Kaizen Beauty Students Make-A-Wish Using Their Style & Talent


I have always embraced the idea that “STYLE” is all around us. It isn’t just about a magazine add. It’s in a smile, it’s in a laugh, or it’s in a group of inspired young artists donating their talents to a worthy cause. I was fortunate to experience all of these examples of style today while spending time with an unconventionally chic blend of raw talent being trained at the Kaizen Beauty Academy. President of the Pembroke Pines Florida school, Jackie Nepola, brought her brightest students together to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in their grand re-opening Kut-a-thon and I made sure I was there to bring you all the highlights of this fun event. Upon arriving, I was greeted by American Vocal Academy Music Community members, D.J Foxwell (Dani Navarro) and Pop Artist Tiffany Luna spinning his awesome mixes. Kaizen students like Steven and Mathieu, among many others were donating their creative talents to glamorize all those who came out for a festive day of face painting, pink hair extensions, posh manicures, fab facials, stylish cuts, and amazing messages by Dr. Ted Berger (Chiropractic Physician). A constant flow of fresh faces to beautify kept Kaizen Beauty Academy’s most promising talent inspired and I look forward to seeing more of their trend setting savvy skills in the near future.

All my best to my new friends! Thank you for showing me a wonderful time.

Bighugs,
Jacqueline Jax
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Style Watch: Braided Tresses



Look what’s at the top of our list for hot hairdos. Braids are a subtle and sexy way to add a little uniqueness to your style, whether you’re wearing your hair straight or curly, up or down. It’s all about balance. If you outfit is classic or more sophisticated, then try a stunning updo with a braided twist. Long tresses with random braids adds a unique feel to a casual sundress or blouse with jeans. Try a braid today and send me a photo of your own fun look.

See you tomorrow!
Xoxo, Jacqueline Jax
Style Editor Today’s Truffles & Designer JackiesBoutique.com


Rock n’ Roll Bang


What is it about bangs that can look so sweet yet so seductive? L.A.M.B.’s runway goth-gone-mod makeup may have us feeling a little dark but I’m smitten with the modern day Betty Page above-the-brow bangs and long, loose waves. This is pretty much the ultimate, retro rock ’n’ roll hairstyle for the couture fashion diva that can pull it off. This look would also be great with a longer bang, for the altitude shy. Either way, it’s a fresh Fall idea.

Xoxo, Jacqueline Jax
Today’s Truffles Style Editor & Designer JackiesBoutique.com

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Fall Runway Hair by Debbie Harry


Hair at 3.1 Phillip Lim got a dose of cool inspired by Debbie Harry and I’m enraptured by it. “We’re doing fluffy hair inspired by Blondie,” said hair master Odile Gilbert about the retro-glam dos. “Girls are getting their hair blow-dried and flipped out, no matter how long or short their hair is.” So my darling Truffle Girls if you looking for a new do for Fall, it’s time you turned up the volume. Tip: lift hair while still damp and spray a volumizer on roots only, then dry hair lifting each section. Throw your head forward and use a light hair spray at the roots to add volume with hold. Finger into place.

Xoxo, Jacqueline Jax
Style Editor Today’s Truffles & Designer JackiesBoutique.com


Natural Beauty On A Budget


Extra Virgin Olive Oil: It’s chemical free and has many uses other than for cooking.
1.  Warm a small bowl of the oil and soak your nails for 5-10 minutes to strengthen your nails and soften the skin.
2.  Massage the skin using a mixture of the oil and fresh rosemary to soothe sore muscles.
3.  For chronically dry hair only, apply a small amount of the oil to your hair for 5 minutes as a deep conditioner.  Rinse thoroughly.

Oatmeal: This common breakfast food is both exfoliating and moisturizing for the skin.
1.  Treat yourself to an oatmeal facial once a week by combining 1 package of plain instant oatmeal, a half a cup of water, 2 tablespoons of  plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of honey, and one egg white.   After mixing thoroughly, apply all over the face, let sit for 15 minutes, and rinse with warm water.

Apples + Honey = Beautiful Skin.  Enough said. Combine a finely grated apple of your choice with 4 tablespoons of slightly warmed honey.  Apply a thin layer to face and let sit for 10 minutes before rinsing with warm water.  If you have sensitive skin, skip the apple and just apply the warm honey.

Apple Cider Vinegar: A.C.V. has been called a miracle fluid because of its beauty and health benefits.  It is believed that this vinegar can help to burn fat and suppress appetite, as well as regulate the PH of the skin and remove build up from the hair.
1.   Mix a ½ a cup of the vinegar with 1 quart of water and use as a hair rinse after shampooing and before conditioning.  To fight dandruff, leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing.
2.  For acne prone skin, mix 1 parts vinegar with 2 parts water, soak a cotton ball with the mixture and apply all over the face as a toner.

****Lastly, I heard an interesting rumor that Milk of Magnesia makes a great face mask for oily skin because it disinfects and absorbs oil.  This one is for the ‘Bizarre’ section. Leave a comment below and let me know if you try it. 🙂

Written by Jenny Karl
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Dare To Play With Fall’s Hottest Makeup


Hallelujah! All the designers are sending their models stomping down the runways rocking bold colored shadows.  Get the look that is hitting the streets this fall with daytime and evening looks for every skin tone. Tip: For daytime, select one bold and one neutral eye shadow and blend well. Go soft on the lip. For evening: the skies the limit but be sure to use an under eye shield when applying so you won’t end up with purple raccoon shadows. If you can’t find a shield, a folded piece of tissue works perfectly ever time.

Xoxo, Jacqueline Jax – Style Editor Today’s Truffles & Designer JackiesBoutique.com

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Royal Keratin with Jenny K


What’s new for the season? It seems to be long lasting, straight hair courtesy of the Brazilian Keratin Protein Hair Treatment. This Natural keratin protein treatment lasts 2-4 months depending how often you shampoo and the texture of your hair.  It provides you freedom from damaging hot tools, like flatirons and blow dryers, because after the treatment there is less need for hot tool use. This innovative treatment also blesses you with quicker, easier styling and will basically cut your styling time in half. Other pros are the reduction of frizzies. In fact, it almost eliminates frizz, while making hair smooth and shiny without having to use expensive products or damaging flatirons and blow dryers.

Keratin protein is the same protein as the natural protein found in human hair. Therefore, this treatment will strengthen, rebuild damaged hair and keep it from further breakage! The process is simple. At the salon, your stylist will wash and clarify your hair until its squeaky-clean. Then they will apply the creamy keratin treatment (which by the way comes in multiple yummy scents such as chocolate and strawberry) to entire head, and hair will be blow-dried. After the hair is dry, to seal the protein into each strand of hair, your stylist will use a flatiron in small sections on medium to high heat, depending on your hair type, to complete the fusion of the protein into the hair!

Your stylist will give you 3 options. Depending on your hair type, formaldehyde free (all natural keratin protein), 2%, and 4 % formaldehyde, which are for more difficult curly, frizzy, thick, unmanageable hair types. After the initial treatment you cannot wash your hair for 48 hrs and you must avoid any shampoo’s that contain sodium chloride (salt). You will need a special shampoo, which your stylist will recommend for purchase. It is also not recommended to get your hair wet in any salt water (ocean, pool, hot tub, etc.) This will break down the keratin protein that is keeping your hair straight and frizz free.

Brazilian keratin hair treatment specialist, Tina Hunter, from Jacques Michael Salon in west LA, says the process takes about 2-3 hours depending on the thickness and length of your hair and offers a package deal for $200 including the special shampoo and conditioner, which normally runs 40$ for the set. Usually the keratin treatment alone can cost upwards of $250- $350, depending on where you go.

Tina used Global keratin hair treatment on me and sent me home with Global’s shampoo and conditioner. And over two months later, my hair is still in tiptop shape! This after picture was taken 2 months after my initial treatment! And these after pics are of my hair dried naturally from the shower; no blow dryer or flatiron was used! Amazing!

ProTip: Get your color done before the treatment and the keratin protein will seal in your color, less fading!

– Jenny K (JennyKarl.com)

Royal Keratin Conditioning and Straightening Treatment Demonstration by Donna Oz from Donna Oz on Vimeo.


Get that J.Lo Glow (Without Baking Yourself in the Sun!)


Everyone wants that bronzed goddess glow. And I’ll let you in on a little secret, it comes in a bottle!  She may have invented it, but Jennifer Lopez certainly wasn’t born with it. Here is how you can simply and affordably get that ‘head to toe’ Hollywood glow for yourself.

Face: It is very important to take care of your skin –especially the skin on your face.  Worshiping the sun (or a tanning bed for that matter) is only going to harm your skin and accelerate aging.  So, if you don’t have a natural tan, then you may want to look into a self tanner. They can be found literally everywhere, from department stores to drugstores.  Clarins makes a great one, as does L’Oreal.

Step 1: Exfoliate your skin with a gentle face scrub, like the Anti-Aging Exfoliant from ClearandSmoothSkin.com, before the first application and apply the self tanner every 2-4 days to keep up your color.

Step 2: Use a dewy moisturizer, like the Tinted Mineral Moisturizer from AnEssentailYou.com, daily as it acts as a moisturizer, foundation, and a physical sunscreen all in one. Your skin will be instantly brightened and flawless.

*Looking for that more dramatic bronzed goddess look, mix a spot of liquid bronzer, like Seraph Cosmetics Liquid Face and Body Bronzer, with your liquid foundation and moisturizer to add a subtle glow while still providing coverage.

Body: Although the skin on your body is much thicker and less sensitive than the face, you still need to take gentle care of it.  Keeping the skin hydrated will help retain elasticity, which will reduce stretch marks and keep skin looking young and healthy.

Step 1: Using a loofah or sponge and the same scrub I recommended for the face, buff away that layer of dull dead skin from your neck to your toes.  

Step 2:  Create an illuminating body moisturizer by mixing the liquid bronzer by Seraph with any body lotion to achieve that natural ‘I just got back from the islands’ glow. A product like Jergens Soft Shimmer Skin Radiance Moisturizer is a fabulous option because it uses light reflectors to naturally highlight the skin making it look and feel radiant, while the liquid bronzer gives some much needed color. This Jergens lotion, amongst numerous others, can be found in any drug store. Apply a healthy covering all over the entire body. (FYI, you will burn about 30 calories if you apply vigorously!)

Written by Jenny Karl
www.jennykarl.com


Your Fall Face Starts Here


As summer winds down, the sun adjusts it’s path and we long for a change. The fall fashion guru’s bring us lots of fabulous choices to transform our summer sizzle into a warm fall palette of divine luscious hues. Here’s a great way to start.

1) Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation is a beautiful smooth and silky formula engineered to protect your skin from harsh rays and keep you glowing well after summer has ended. With a full range of shades to choose from, you can easily find a match that is perfect for your summer sun-kissed skin. Tip: As you spend less time in the sun, purchase an extra shade lighter to blend together as your skin tone transitions.

2) Richer and warmer shades with pops of color are the hues to have as we trend into fall 2011. These gorgeous eyeshadow’s work so well together for most skin tones making it an easy pick for pretty much any outfit. These shades still work well with your end of summer whites and turquoise hues. Tip: It’s all about blending well and don’t be afraid to add a shot of teal liner to any warm palette.

3) What would fall be like without a vivid read lip cream to liven the complexion. “Drink it in” by Edward Bess is an amazing color that will work well on almost everyone. The best reds this year have more orange base than blue this year therefore looking much warmer on the skin. Tip: Always use a lip primer and liner first then dust around the lips with a setting powder to prevent bleeding. Fill in color with a brush and blot while applying to stain the lips first. Adding to much product can encourage bleeding so keep it rich but watch not to over apply.

I’ll be back again soon with more fashion and beauty tips for Fall 2011. Check out my latest trend watch video at Youtube.com/TodaysTruffles. Don’t forget to subscribe.

Jacqueline Jax
Style Editor TodaysTruffles.com


Environmentally Friendly is the Summer Trend


Have u noticed all the hybrids on the road lately? I sure have! And the trend to pursue a more environmentally friendly lifestyle doesn’t seem to just stop with your mode of transportation. The summer trend in hair, makeup, and fashion is most definitely leaning in that direction as well. The trend seems to be to preserve not only the earth but also yourself.

All natural, organic, and environmentally friendly hair care, skincare, cosmetics, and clothing have never been more in the spotlight than right now. With stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes taking the place of our regular supermarkets, it has never been easier to take care of yourself inside (nutritionally) and out (physically and fashionably). Just as we nourish our internal bodies with healthy food and drink, we also nourish our external body with healthy, guilt free beauty products and hip clothes, which in turn nourishes our souls as well.

Now, just because all natural ingredients are in, doesn’t mean that all natural colors are as well. Bright colors like corals, hot pinks, and neon colors are definitely the new spring trend. Bright makeup, bright jewelry, and bright clothes equal a brighter spring season it seems.

Have no fear; there are many all-natural and botanically based makeup lines that offer brighter and even ultra shimmery colors.  My fav’s are www.herbsofgrace.com and www.anessentialyou.com. Both companies offer a large assortment of bright-pigmented loose powders, which come in matte or shimmer and can be used on eyes, lips, and cheeks!

Some other great sites to check out are www.clearandsmoothskin.com for fabulous all natural skincare.  Try the virgin coconut lotion; it’s to die for! www.Recycleatee.com carries bright colored organic T’s and are based right in southern California.   It’s a one-stop shop! Every girls dream!

Written by Jenny Karl (jennykarl.com)

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Skin Care Secrets: A Glowing Girl, is a Happy Girl!


I was having cocktails with a sweet friend the other night and she inquired about my skin secrets. You know there have been many great products that have worked for my skin at different stages but just recently I was introduced to a wonderful specialist named Dr. Shino Bay Aguilera. (Ft. Lauderdale Cosmetic Dermatologist) I may have just begun his program but thus far my skin is glowing and I couldn’t be more delighted with both his recommendation and personal care. So before my friend heads off for her appointment today, I promised to post the 3 most crucial elements in my skin care regimen.

1) Environ Ionzyme – a gylcolic eye cream meant to restore and prevent fine lines and wrinkles. Using this twice a week at night only.

2) B-Sensitive – a wonderful nourishing cellular primer that helps to draw the treatment into my skin to maintain moisture and help prevent irritation that may be caused by the retinol.

3) Diroseal- a retinoic acid treatment with very little irritation. It encourage the growth of new collegian, increases the thickness of the epidermis, softens the skin and reduces redness. (I use this treatment mixed with the B-Sensitive moisturizer twice per week at night)

If you have any questions about this product or others that I am using daily, don’t hesitate to ask me below.

Lisa, have a wonderful time meeting with Dr. Shino.

Sincerely,

Jacqueline Jax
Editor TodaysTruffles.com

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TOP 5 Summer Beauty Tips


a.        Stay Hyrdrated! Drink Lots of water and water based fruit and veggies like watermelon! Beauty comes from within and that includes the food we eat and the liquids we drink. We want to take care of ourselves from the inside out

b.       Always wear SPF, even on the lips. This is important, although we want to be tanned to perfection, we don’t want the consequences of baking in the sun too long. Prevention is key if we want to prevent premature aging, sunspots and even cancer – eeeek!

  c.        Change your make up: Less is more with make up in the summer: Tinted moisturizer or a lighter foundation correct unevenness, and make sure to get color matched professionally because our coloring often changes from winter to summer.

d.       Exfoliate to slough away all of those dead skin cells that are blocking your pores. Clogged pores can cause breakouts and can keep you from achieving that natural glow. And if you self tan and you get kind of blotchy or streaky, exfoliating will help you get rid of that.

e.        Moisturize your skin. We often think that just because its so hot outside we don’t need to moisturize our skin. When we spend lots of time in the hot sun, our skin can become parched. Before bed be sure to treat yourself to something that’s going to help repair and protect your skin from damage and dehydration.

For more wonderful tips and tricks please be sure to stay tuned to my videos atwww.youtube.com/dazzlediaries.

Hope you all are having a BEAUTY-FULL summer!

Love, Tracy
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Top 5 Summer Tips for Curly Hair


Shout out to my mom and dad for combining their gene pool and giving me my twirly tresses. I have never been one to wish that I had straight hair. I always loved the versatility of my own locks. I can wear it curly or straight depending on my mood, my outfit, or my preference for the moment. The shaft and physical make up of curly hair is a lot different than naturally bone straight hair, and it requires a different kind of care. Through the years I have learned to manage my hair and take care of it properly. Now that summer is here, I know that being out in the sun can definitely dehydrate my hair causing damage and leaving it dry and brittle. And so during these months, I try to keep my heat styling down to a minimum. After all, who wants to sit under a hair dryer for 25 minutes when its 95 degrees outside, right?

Here are my 5 tips for dealing with curls.

1. Keep it Conditioned

The idea is to be proactive about your hair care. Make sure to stay hydrated from the inside out. Drink lots of water. Try to avoid shampooing everyday and be sure you are using moisturizing shampoos and conditioners. I suggest sulfate free ones. Sulfates strip natural oils from your hair which is exactly what we do not want to do. Also look for naturally moisturizing ingredients in your hair care like coconut oil and/or argan oil. Use a wide tooth comb to comb through your hair while the conditioner is still in it. This will make it easier to detangle.

For added hydration I like to deep condition my hair at least twice a month. I use pure virgin coconut oil as a pre-shampoo treatment. Before shampooing, I apply warm coconut oil all over my hair, focusing heavily on the ends. I wrap my hair up in a warm towel and let the oil penetrate through the hair shaft for 20 minutes. Then, I shampoo and condition as normal. It’s an easy and effective hot oil treatment that’s great for nourishing the hair.

2. Fighting the Frizz

It’s a given. As humidity rises, so will your curly hair. Frizz is something all of us battle with. But take heart my curly headed friends. We can create a preemptive strike against the frizzies. The culprit here is usually a lack of moisture. Curly hair is naturally more dry because the oils from you scalp can’t work their way down the shaft, so we need to mimic that. After washing finger comb some anti-frizz serum through your locks. I suggest Chi’s Silk Infusion. Try not to brush or comb your hair after you get out of the shower. That will make frizz worse. Finger combing is the best option here. You can then scrunch upwards with gel or mousse to define your curls. And let air dry.

3. Swimmer’s Hair

Summer is usually associated with vacations and water. Whether it’s the pool, or the beach, or the lake, our social circles congregate around them on a regular basis. And when it’s blazing hot outside who wouldn’t want to dive into the cool blue!? The problem is all the chemicals in the pool and all of the salt in the ocean will leave your hair extra dry and make it feel like straw. Since hair is porous, it will soak in whatever you put on it. So, one of my favorite things to do before diving in is to apply a little leave in conditioner to my hair, especially the ends. My hair will then soak up the leave in conditioner instead of all of the chlorine or salt. Redken makes a fantastic UV Rescue Swim Cream that provides hydration as well as protection from harmful UV Rays.

4. Easy on the Heat

Constant flat ironing and blow drying can stress the hair out, leaving it brittle and split end prone! Thankfully waves are so en vogue right now!

Try to get in the habit of air drying your hair. Limiting the use of heat will your hair looking and feeling it’s healthiest. If you must use heat be sure to use a good heat protectant like TRESemme’s Thermal Creation’s Heat Tamer Spray before applying heat to your hair. If you are using a dryer, I suggest using a diffuser. The diffuser will disperse the air throughout the hair and not interrupt the natural wave pattern which can also cause frizziness.

5. Protect Your Hair with Fashion

Hats are totally in right now! Grab a stylish hat and create an outfit around it. You can get personal styling consultation from the gals over at http://www.jackiesboutique.com. The hat will make you look ultra fashionable and keep your hair (and face) protected from the harmful effects of the sun in style!

These tips should help you keep your curls and your sanity at the same time. Enjoy and Good Luck!
Love,
Tracy
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Trend to Try: Orange Lips


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This trend is all the rage right now as they exploded off of the spring and summer runway shows and onto the lips of fashionistas all around. Its fresh and fun and a great thing to pair with a soft, minimally made up face.  The citrus colors range from a burnt bright red to a lighter peachy shade of orange, so there’s a shade in there for every skin tone.

If you are a newbie, and you’re not quite comfortable with swiping on an opaque orange try dabbing on just a bit of an orange toned lipstick of your choice onto your lips with your finger. This will give you the citrusy effect and provide a sheer wash of color. Then top off with a melon colored lip gloss. This is a great way to try the trend without wandering away too far outside of your comfort zone.

If you’re a bold trendsetter, then go all the way! Make your lips pop with some of the best orange lips colors out right now. I recommend Product picks: M.A.C Lipstick in Morange or Revlon Color Burst Lipstick in Coral.

Remember that this is a standout accessory all on its own, so you don’t want the rest of your face to compete with your vibrant lips. Keep everything else as simple as possible. Apply a touch of bronzer along the contours of the cheekbones to add dimension and color to your face, soft brown eye liner to define the eyes and some mascara and you are ready to go!

Now, orange you glad you tried orange!!!!! 🙂

Have a great day friends!

Love, Tracy T-

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Color Block Me


Color blocking is something we have seen on spring/summer runways for a couple of years actually, but it seems that it is just now reaching its zenith of popularity amongst celebrities. We have seen this look on Jennifer Lopez, Kim Kardashian, Camilla Belle, and Katy Perry to name a few. Tangerine, emerald, yellow, purple, pink, and teal…the idea is to create unusual color combinations to create an outfit, and there are hundreds of different color combinations to choose from. It’s refreshingly easy to achieve too!

Bright colors aren’t for you? It’s ok, you can color block neutrals too! Try shades of brown or a combination of black, grey and white for a toned down version of the trend.

I also want to point out that this trend is not only appropriate for clothing, but you can incorporate it into your make up as well. Here is a link to my latest tutorial–a look I did that was inspired by color blocking.

Tracy T-
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Hollywood Lash with Jenny K


Celebrity Make-up Artist Jenny K gives us the dish on Hollywoods Lash crazy.
The new rage in Hollywood has made a right turn from plastic surgery and cosmetic injections to non surgical, non needle, brush-on lash enhancement products. For $39-$150 a tube, you too can have lashes like the stars, for 3 months at least. One tube is about a 3 month supply and just like Rogaine for the hair, if you discontinue use, your lashes will shrink right back to size. You need to use this product permanently in your beauty routine if you want to keep those long thick lashes so luscious.

This seems like it can get quite expensive, but if you calculate all the ‘not so great’ products we buy and try and then throw in a drawer to rot on a weekly basis, spending your hard earned money on a product that actually shows results doesn’t seem so unaffordable. At least that’s the excuse I tell myself as I continue pull out my charge card.

Brooke Shields, the former queen of those fabulous 80’s brows, is now the reining queen of Latisse, eyelash enhancement product, http://www.Latisse.com . It’s the best lash growing product I have found on the market as far as effectiveness and affordability. Brooke swears by it and by the looks of her lashes, I think it’s worth a try. Brooke is the spokesperson for Latisse, the first and only FDA approved prescription eyelash growth treatment for those with inadequate or insufficient lashes. Latisse is made by Allergan, the same company that brought Botox and Juvederm into the world. According to Latisse.com, the product is also endorsed by Anastasia, brow expert to the stars. And my clients who use it have lashes that make me green with jealousy!!!! I’m running out to buy it as we speak……or as I type and you read 🙂

* Tip – Although your lashes maybe lengthening with the lash growing product, you may still want to accentuate your new longer lashes by using a volume enhancing mascara and an eyelash curler. Curl your lashes before you apply mascara by placing the open lash curler as close to the lash line as possible, getting as many hairs inside of the curler. Making sure your are not too close to the skin, press down on the curler and hold your lashes inside for 15 seconds. Then immediately apply a few coats of a volume enhancing mascara like the intense volume mascara in black from anessentialyou.com. If your lashes still aren’t big enough, then add a bit more drama by applying individual eyelashes to the ends of the eyes to intensify the cats eye effect! Prrrrrr,,,,,sexy!!!! – Jenny K (JennyKarl.com)


Makeup Tips From NARS Artist Uzo


NARS International Makeup Artist Uzo works with the world’s top designers and celebrities. She encourages woman to discover their natural beauty and personal style. Check out Uzo’s top recommendations for Summer.

1) Uzo recommends using a powder foundation in the summer time. NARS makes a great powder made with nylon so it never looks cakey and goes on very smooth. With UVA/UVB protection, it’s perfect for touchups all day long. On celebrity’s braving the red carpet, she often layers a combination of Sheer Matte and Sheer Glow foundation. Only 1 pump of each mixed together and a light setting of powder and your stepping out with beautiful summer skin.

2) The biggest summer trend for evening eyes is a teal colored eye pencil (Kaliste) with the NARS eyeshadow duo (Dogon). It’s exciting and really makes the eyes pop. The combination is a beautiful classic taupe with icy green undertones against a charcoal black.

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Dazzle Diaries: A Pore Cleansing Experience


TodaysTruffles.com loved Dazzle Diaries with Tracy Timberlake’s pore cleansing recommendation. In her video, she compared the available products and gives you the heads up on how to get the dirty heads out….  Today’s Truffles Team

Its no secret that when it comes to skincare, I love products that are made with natural ingredients! Boscia is one of those tried and true brands for me. They are perservative free, meaning not only are they paraben free, but they are free from any and all skin irritating preservatives. I love their black mask and their gel cleanser. They have recently introduced new Pore Purifying Black Strips to their line.

The Claim:

These strips cleanse and purify the pores with its key ingredients.

• Charcoal Powder draws out impurities and detoxifies.
• Silica controls excess oil.
• Witch Hazel Extract, a natural astringent, tightens the look of pores.
• Jojoba Leaf, a powerful antioxidant, combats free radical damage while it nourishes and protects skin to prevent premature aging, and Willowherb, a unique anti-irritant, helps to calm skin inflammation and reduce visible redness and irritation.

Here are my initial thoughts on the black strips. If you are interested in trying them out for yourself, they can purchased at:

www.sephora.com

www.ulta.com

www.bosciaskincare.com

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A Peak at Paris Fall 2012 Hair – Runway Sonia Rykiel


Sonia Rykiel Fall Winter 2012 Paris

Sonia Rykiel Fall Winter 2012 Paris

A sneak peak at what’s ahead. Messy side parted buns and dramatic lips.
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