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When I was an artist at Saks Fifth Ave I had the pleasure of selling some of the best brushes in the business. Many of the customers would ask why they needed more than one or two( eye ) brushes and I would explain it like this: You know how all golf clubs look the same but hit the ball differently? Well brushes are the same way. The brush will pick up and place product differently so that the effect will be lighter or heavier depending on the brushes size , shape and hair. All of these are factors to take into consideration.
When choosing a brush there are key elements to understand: the longer the hair, the softer the hair, the more sheer the application. Synthetic hair is best for wet and or creams; short , stiff brushes are best for blending/smoking liners and fluffy soft hairs are best for all over blending.
I have recently (last year) discovered the most wonderful tool in my arsenal , the Beauty Blender. This pink egg shaped wonder makes a foundation application look like the most flawless skin ever!!! Ive used other sponges and believe me when I say, There Is NO other!
“BEST Mascara I have EVER used” – Cari Baker, Makeup Artist
Oh the woes of a makeup artist.. Rarely do I get sucked into the vortex of “Its the next big thing, Its Amazing, It’ll change your life blah blah blah..”
How to STOP Breakouts – Over 30 years old
For awhile there I had terrible skin. Breakouts all the time.
- I was told it was hormones.
- I was told I needed expensive skincare products.
- I was told to change my pillow case every day.
- I was told to clean my cell phone daily.
But it took a lunch with my friend #jjVirgin - and she asked why the hell was I eating dairy….”doesn’t it make you break out?” Uhm, I honestly didn’t know since my skin still looked terrible – even after I did all of the above.
You see, eating healthy is something I love. So, I used to eat low fat cottage cheese and organic milk every day because it was ‘healthy’.
Almost immediately after STOPPING ALL DAIRY – my skin cleared and stays clear…until I eat dairy again.
Are you over 30 with skin that breaks out? Have you tried eliminating dairy? Eliminate dairy and eat/drink 8-10 servings of veggies EVERY DAY to dramatically change your skin. See my Beauty Juice Recipe HERE
And yes, the more things you do, the better your skin will be. So…..
- Use skin care with active ingredients (like retinal, salicylic acid, etc.) – 30-90 days to see results
- Get your hormones balanced by a naturopathic physician or endocronologist who specializes in hormones (sometimes it’s something as simple as getting a prescription for birth control) – 30-90 days to see results
- Eliminate dairy (That means EVERYTHING dairy) – 1-3 weeks to see results
- Consume 8-10 servings veggies daily (eat them or drink them) – 1-3 weeks to see results
What have you noticed makes a big difference in how your skin looks?
Tips for Savvy Moms
By now, you’ve probably seen the 7 quick and easy things you can do to help you go from feeling drab to feeling FAB, right? Well, recently I chatted with All Things Mama star, Nadine Bubeck about a FEW of the 7 things. Sometimes it’s fun for you to have a visual. So here you go. [Read more...]
Spring Clean Your Beauty Routine
Spring is in the air. That means it’s time to spring clean your closet and your cosmetics….but let’s thing about it as spring cleaning for fun things! Because I’m going to show you a way to get rid of what isn’t making you look and feel like the BOMBSHELL and Red Haute Mama that you are, AND help you use your newfound space to add FREE pieces of clothing, accessories, and beauty products to your bombshell arsenal.
READY? [Read more...]
How to Dress Younger – (And Still Look Age Appropriate)
It’s official. I feel old.
My daughter is now 16. My friends who are older than I am are just starting to have babies, so you and I both know I’m not really old. But boy-oh-boy there is something about YOUR children getting older that makes you feel older.
Regardless of how old you are (in chronological years or in spirit), you can look young (and FEEL young) with how you dress. [Read more...]
Unconventional Ways to Recharge Yourself
Last night I did something I’ve never done before…..I refused to cook dinner. I also refused to go out. You see, it’s so easy to feel that your family isn’t appreciating you and your culinary (or lack of culinary) talents and just feel like you’re going through the same motions again and again. [Read more...]
Want to Eat More Greens That Actually Taste Good?
- Wash and thoroughly dry kale
- Place on a glass plate (ceramic doesn’t heat as evenly) – Do NOT overlap
- Spray with your favorite oil (we like canola or olive oil spray)
- Salt to your taste
- Microwave 2 1/2 minutes
- Flip over
- Microwave for another 2 1/2 minutes
- 2 cups Almond Milk
- 2 cups Fresh spinach/kale (or 3/4 – 1 cup of frozen spinach/kale)
- 1/2 cup of Frozen blueberries
- (add more liquid to make it more liquidy, or add ice to make it more slushy)
Q: Hey Red Haute Mama,
Please let me know what your favorite drug store mascaras are. I’ve used Chanel, Dior, Tarte, Lancôme and I’m not convinced they’re superior to the cheapies.
Nancy – Santa Barbara, CA
Why do Some Foods Make You Sick, Tired, & Overweight?
My goal in life is to help women all around the world recognize their beauty. How you look affects how you feel about yourself. Heck, it affects how others treat you. (Just wear high heels with jeans one day and see how you instantly get more flirty glances from strangers)!
And if you don’t know by now, I’ve gotta tell ya, I’m lazy when it comes to exercise. Like really, really lazy! I do the things that get the biggest results and take the shortest amount of time. And eating lots of delicious food is something I need to keep my sanity. So I’m never going to be on a “diet” or starve myself….my love affair with food is too strong – but I will almost always choose foods that I now know make me look and feel beautiful. Do you?
And it’s my goal to share those time-saving tips with you so you can feel more beautiful too.
One of my pageant girls who ate super clean and worked out 3 hours EVERY DAY…..was still lacking confidence in swimsuit. Even with all the working out she did, she still had a belly and didn’t look like she worked out as much as she did.
After reading The Virgin Diet, she changed EVERYTHING…. she ate MORE food – doing exactly what JJ Virgin suggested, she exercised LESS – the way Scott Keppel of STS Scott’s Training Systems (You’ll see him featured here soon….his workout advice is nothing short of miraculous!) suggested, and she lost 7% body FAT in 6 weeks! And she rocked her bikini on stage.
I didn’t sign with the FORD/Robert Black Agency – Modeling and Talent Agency until I stopped eating eggs (which I totally ate EVERY day, (because eggs are supposed to be good for you, right?) The reason I stopped eating them? JJ said I was allergic to them. Lost 15 pounds, stopped having gas all the freakin’ time, and suddenly had a flat tummy….without even trying! Best part? I was eating a TON of food (and still not exercising as much as you’d think). *guilty smile*
So here’s my quick and easy tip for you….eat a boat-load of yummy food – especially the ones JJ suggests! And if you are eating the foods that are making you look less beautiful than you are, then check out her free teleseminar where she will teach you how to “swap” foods that make you break out, gives you stinky gas (hey it happens), and makes you look 10 pounds heavier than you really are….with food that makes your skin glow, makes you smell like flowers (or at least you don’t have to blame your toots on the dog or your kids anymore) AND makes you look 10 pounds lighter.
Or as she says, it’s “LOADED with great info on HOW to do the Virgin Diet, WHY some foods make us sick, tired and overweight, and WHERE to make powerful food swaps.”
Check out her link HERE. It’s free and you can only see it for a few days as a free gift (she’s getting the word out about her new cookbook – so she’s giving out lots of yummy, free advice to help promote it). Trust me, when you follow her FREE advice, you will forever change your life! There are lots of great healthy eating tips out there. And there is lots and lots of good advice. Not everything works for everyone. But I love JJ’s “Diet” because you are (temporarily) eliminating foods you may not even know you are sensitive/allergic too. When you re-introduce them, you easily find out what does and does not make you feel beautiful. Her approach saves you THOUSANDS on lab fees and doctor’s visits (I should know, I’m married to a doctor and I see the lab fees patients have to pay the labs…Yikes!). Soooo…..You’re welcome. :)
Wishing YOU a beautiful day!