I thought I would share a little secret of mine. Her name is Tussanee and she is the one responsible for making my skin look and feel 17 again. Tussanee at Integrity Skin is by far the BEST facialist I have EVER been to. I’ve tried them all, Face Place, Sonia Dakar, you name it. They have all been great, but Tussanee is the only person I will trust my skin too. Her facials are so good, I almost don’t even need any retouching! LOL
If you are looking for an excuse to spoil your self. Make an appointment ASAP and tell her I sent you, you will not be disappointed. As well as facials, Tussanee at Integrity Skin also does the most beautiful eye lash extensions and spray tan’s. Integrity Skin is conveniently located in Pasadena.
I was out shopping the other night for things I do not need like black shirts and grey pants and I decided to stock up on some of my favorite Lip Balm from LaMer.
I couldn’t have been happier to learn that LaMer is donating $10 to breast cancer research for each lip balm sold during the month of October. This is by far my personal beauty must have as I never leave home with out it!
Give your lips a treat and help fund breast cancer research at the same time. get yours now! www.lamer.com
I have not done a product of the week in a while now so I thought I would review a few great lip glosses!
MAC Cosmetics has recently launched a lipglass and lipstick called “GAGA 2″ The shade is sort of a brownish, peachy beige. Not exactly an easy color for everyone to wear, but I really like this lip glass paired with a pink lip liner like Dervish, also from MAC Cosmetics.
Every cent of the selling price of MAC VIVA GLAM lipstick and lipglass is donated to the MAC AIDS fund. For more information visit www.macaidsfund.org
The MAC AIDS fund has raised over 200 Million since it was established in 1994.
Visit www.maccosmetics.com and pick yours up today and support a great cause.
With just 5 shopping days left. I thought it would be great to share my top beauty gifts for the beauty addict in your life. I picked 5 great gifts that fit all price ranges. Check them out below.
5: My first gift is perfume, try and find out if the person you are shopping for has a favorite scent. Try Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf or my personal favorite Black Orchid from Tom Ford. Black Orchid is a unisex scent and smells amazing on.
4: Josie Maran Beauty in a box is a great gift with mini versions of some of Josie Maran Cosmetics best sellers and some of my personal faves. The kit comes with Lipstick, Liner, Gloss, 100% Argan oil and a few other great items.
3: The Clarisonic skin care brush is definitely on my Christmas list this year. The brush cleans makeup 6 times better than tradition cleansing methods. The brush also clears and minimizes pores and helps skin care products absorb quicker while creating noticeably healthier skin.
2: Brush Kits are always a great gift. Who doesn’t love a fresh set of beauty tools? Try the Prestige Brush Collection from Sephora or some of the holiday brush kits from MAC Cosmetics!
1: My number one beauty gift item is the Temptu Airbrush System. This state of the art at home Airbrushing kit will give you flawless look after look as if you had your makeup done by the pros.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they are celebrating 25 years of Awareness, Education and Empowerment. I had the pleasure of working with Fran Visco who is the National Breast Cancer Coalition President and who is also a breast cancer survivor. We shot a TV ad last month for her campaign to end breast cancer.
For more information check out www.BreastCancerDeadline2020.org
On September 15th an episode of America’s Next Top Model Cycle 15 aired that I did the makeup for. The episode was about teen bullying and I ended up missing the episode when it aired but later watched it on iTunes. With all the recent teen suicides in the news as of late, this episode of ANTM could not have come at a better time. Teen bullying is a serious issue right now and I am glad that an entertainment show about modeling can help shed light on this issue.
The episode was shot by photographer Deborah Anderson at Smashbox Studios in West Hollywood. The shoot was 60′s inspired so for makeup, I created a different eye makeup look for each model. I really had to be creative with each model, because 60′s eye makeup is very distinct with the strong lines and cat like eyes. I used a total of 48 pairs of eyelashes that day and some models had 5 or 6 pairs at a time. Each model had a negative word painted on there body that they were called as a teen like Lanky, Queer or Stupid and they also had a positive word written on them as well like Beautiful, Smart of Free to name just a few.
Hair: Damien Carney
Styling: Anita Patrickson
Check out the video and some stills from the day below!
Check out the August issue of Los Angeles Magazine for the Best Of LA 2010 issue with an editorial shot by Bonnie Holland. The annual Best of LA issue finds all the greatest spots in LA for Food & Drink, Shop & Primp, Parks & Play, Tots & Teens, Night Life and Fix & Renew.
I think it is safe to say that June Gloom is finally behind us here in LA and I spent most of my day laying in my pool thinking about what I was going to write this evening. Summer is all about the beach, family vacations, pool parties and getting that perfect bikini bod.
I am a huge advocate of sunscreen, even when I am laying by the pool or at the beach in Malibu trying to get the deepest darkest tan possible, I wear a SPF15 on my body and a SPF60 on my face. I reapply both of these several times during the day. SPF is short for Sun Protection Factor and means wearing a sunscreen with SPF50, your skin will not burn until it has been exposed to 50 times the amount of solar energy that would normally cause the skin to burn. It is really important for your sunscreen to also offer both UVA and UVB protection. For a great article and more information about sunscreen go to this link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunscreen
After a day at the beach, it is really important to make sure your skin is moisturized. The sun, chlorine and salt water remove the moisture from the skin causing us to have ashy and dull looking skin. The skin can even crack and blister from over exposure. After your shower, make sure you moisturize your skin with a body cream. Some of my favorites are the Body Hydrating Cream from Dermalogica, Lait-Creme Fluide from Embryolisse and Daily Replenishing Lotion from Eucerin. Apple liberally to body immediately after your shower on a damp body.
Have a fun and safe Summer.
Check out these beautiful images of Giglianne from “If I Can Dream” shot by Deborah Anderson. “If I Can Dream” is a new reality show that airs weekly on hulu.com , you can also go to www.ificandream.com and watch the different camera views in the “If I Can Dream” House.
You can see my live photo shoot with Giglianne at www.ificandream.com and look up episode 14. You can also check out my short film that I did with Ben from the house in episode 19.