Explore the precision detail that brow threading provides

The Power of the Brow                                                                                                                            Did you know that the brow is the strongest feature of the face that connects the eyes and lips? This is why it is so important to have your brows in order. What I like most about getting your brows done is that it is an investment toward a polished and well-groomed look.

This blog post addresses the history of threading; the technique; the benefits of threading; the pros and cons of waxing vs. threading; and to provide a spotlight on one of our local Chicago businesses as a Brow Salon in the Bridgeport community.

History of Threading
The majority of people believe threading originated in India over 6000 years ago and spread throughout Asia, the Middle East and in recent times Europe. The Arabic word for threading is ‘Khite’; in Egypt it is also called ‘Fatlah’. It is truly an art in mastering this technique.

Threading Salon Store Front
Threading Salon Store Front

The Technique
In threading, a thin (cotton or polyester) thread is doubled, and then twisted. It is then rolled over areas of unwanted hair, pulling the hair out of the hair follicle. On the contrast of tweezing, where single hairs are pulled out one at a time, the threading technique can remove short strands of hair.

IMAG0988_store stationsBenefits of Threading vs. Waxing
• Threading does not peel off layers of skin and does not cause skin to sag.
• Hair does not grow back as fast as waxed hair. Better than waxing!
• Skin does not become red and irritated. Great on sensitive skin!
• Threading can pull out specific hairs for a truly unique design or arched affect
• Threading does will not produce more hairs or make hairs stronger. No in-grown hairs either.
• Threading will remove even the finest and the smallest hairs from the surface, leaving your skin smooth. Threading lasts longer than other techniques.

IMAG0994_ threader and clientSalon Spotlight: Brows Threading- Threading & Temporary Brow Tinting
Hours of Operation: 10a.m.-8p.m.
Location: Bridgeport – 606 West 31st Street, Chicago, IL 60616 (Wallace and 31st Street)
Telephone: 312-808-0773
*Services Provided
• Eyebrow shaping-$10
• Upper Lip-$5
• Chin-$8
• Side burns -$8
• Full Face-$25
*Be aware that prices are subject to change, when I featured this blog, that was these were the prices.

Threading Salon Store-work area. Signage and Pricing
Threading Salon Store-work area. Signage and Pricing

Eyebrow Tinting                                                                                                           This service provides the semi permanent tinting of your eyebrows. It darkens, deepens and enhances pre-existing or natural color. The color application lasts approximately 4-6 weeks. Seasonally, brow tinting lighter shades are used during the Spring & Summer seasons and darker shades are used during Fall and Winter months.
Henna Tattoos                                                                                                           Come visit Brows Threading to get henna tattoos for your special event or party. Henna tattoos are all natural and completely temporary. The paste is made from a plant and does not cause any interference with the skin. Henna tattoos can last anywhere from 2-4 weeks, depending on your skin type and location of application. Most tattoos cost between $5 and $20 and many different shapes and images are available.
The Threading Experience                                                                                    Stop by Brows Threading today to experience the art of customized hair removal that will last for weeks! While you are there, make sure to get a henna tattoo to show off to your friends.
Education Discounts                                                                                                   We know that you are staying on top of your studies…getting your brows threading may not be in your budget, but still want to look your best. Discounts for IIT Students: Any IIT student with an Illinois Institute of Technology ID card can receive a discount.

Creativity in Fashion with the use of Charmin tissue paper

The Charmin Tissue Paper Creation

This dress has great detail to be made from tissue paper. Not only was the wedding gown made of tissue paper, but the head piece, the earrings, and the flowers on the shoes. When I entered this contest, I was serious and really wanted to win. Though, I did not win the contest…I still won because this project taught me discipline, patience, focus, and determination. I want to again Thank my Model for her passion for helping me bring this idea into fruition.

Due to the competition’s guide lines: I used glue and tape exclusively and no thread was used. It took me approximated 2 weeks to create the tissue paper wedding gown.

Photo Credits:

Hair- Celestine McGee

Makeup- Celestine McGee

Dress Design- Celestine McGee

Photography and Artistic Direction- Rod McGee of Chicago Imaging Solutions.com

Additional Accessories- Head Piece, Earrings, and Shoe Ornaments created and designed by Celestine McGee

If you every need advice or ideas about competitions, creativity or themes contact celestialenterprises.com and they will be happy to be of assistance to you!                 A special thank you to my mother and sisters for encouraging me!

Model wears dress made from tissue paper. Designed by Celestine McGee.

Look at the details of the flowers made of tissue paper on the trim and train portion of the dress. It was very intricate along with the upper bust portion of the dress as well.

Model wears dress made from tissue paper. Designed by Celestine McGee.
Model wears dress made from tissue paper. Designed by Celestine McGee.

The Charmin Tissue Wedding Gown
The Charmin Tissue Wedding Gown

Image shows the shoes and the details of the trim of the dress.
Image shows the shoes and the details of the trim of the dress.

May your lips look deVine with the benefits from wine: 100% Natural Lip Shimmers by deVine

May your lips look deVine with the benefits from wine: 100% Natural Lip Shimmers by deVine
Official Logo for deVine
Official Logo for deVine

The Premise
When others think of wine, they may think of entertaining, conversation, dinner, and cooking, healthy concepts to name a few. However, one may have never thought of connecting the benefits of wine with beauty. Well, with the deVine product we do just that…primary features possesses the elements and benefits of the grape via wine, but infused with cosmetic beauty line. We heard it through the grapevine that this product is truly deVine.

deVine products with logo pictured with wine
deVine products with logo pictured with wine

      Beauty Aspect

Premier Health Concepts, LLC presents the whole deVine line
Premier Health Concepts, LLC presents the whole deVine line

deVine Lip Shimmers bring the magic of wine to your lips. Available in a range of wine-o-licious™shades, our lip shimmers not only bless your lips with a moisturizing glow, they infuse your lips with the powerful antioxidants from the primary ingredient in wine-grapes. Resveratrol, Grapeseed Oil, and Polyphenals help combat free radicals that can cause cellular lip damage. All natural deVine Lip Shimmers promote anti-aging and helps your lips stay healthy, happy & beautiful.

The Discovery From a small seed comes a big idea! deVine has created an innovative line of products that address beauty and health from the inside out. A revolutionary concept, deVine has extracted all the powerful, nourishing benefits of wine grapes and infused it into it’s deVine line.

deVine is All natural – Alcohol free – Gluten free – Cruelty free – Pesticide free – Paraben freetic-tac-deVine image

deVine features
Resveratrol, a powerful antioxidant containing phytoalexin (antimicrobial substance) found in the skin of red grapes.
Grape Seed Oil, another anti-oxidant and rich in phenols. It’s a wonderful moisturizer containing a high content of Linoleic Acid, a fatty acid essential for cell membranes and skin health.
Red Wine Antioxidants or Polyphenols, known to fight free radicals and help prevent cell damage.

deVine with grapes as the supporting the health benefits.
deVine with grapes as the supporting the health benefits.

Tasting Lips Shimmer Notes
deVine Lip Shimmers are available in 8 wine-a-licious aromas and hues to suit every palette and every tone…Beauty products for the wine lover in you!

Bordeaux –Luscious deep black cherry lifts your spirits and gives your lips a deep pink shimmer.
Cabernet – A bold copper bronze look embodied with spirit and true appeal. Let your lips lead the way to fun & excitement.
Champagne–Celebrate the moment with this light and creamy shimmer with a hint of strawberry.
Chardonnay–A soothing and creamy untinted balm with a light shimmer vanilla.
Merlot–Deep red berries create a bold dramatic look with a luscious and smooth shimmer.
Rose–Soft pink hue for a subtle, natural look. The light fruit finish makes is perfect for everyday wear.
Pinot Grigio-Lingering notes of fire cherry and muscat grapes balances this lightly tinted shimmer and give your lips a fresh spirtiz any time of the day.
Pinot Noir– Enchanting and elegant hints of plum, cherry and warm vanilla bean create a tawny lip effervescence that transcends age.

About Premier Health Concepts, LLC.                                                                deVine is created …and manufactured in the USA in an award winning facility that exceeds federal quality standards and operates under the strict guidelines of the FDA. This facility is USDA certified organic.

State Street Presents a Beauty Scene at Macy’s Chicago


Macy's Cosmetic department Beauty Scene.
Macy’s Cosmetic department Beauty Scene.

September 30th – October 3rd; All Day – Macy’s on State Street, 1st Floor

The iconic windows at Macy’s on State Street will come alive for the hottest beauty event of the season. Makeup artists will host live cosmetic demonstrations in the windows which will be broadcasted onto State Street. Customers will enjoy VIP treatment while experiencing the latest cosmetic trends during individual beauty consultations and take home a complimentary gift with a purchase* of $100 or more.  Plus, they’ll receive a special token of appreciation along with their scheduled appointment! Visit Macy’s on State Street to reserve your spot now with your favorite cosmetic line or call 312-781-3862.

Tell Macy’s that Celestine McGee of Celestialenterprises sent you!

Artist applies lip color to client.
Artist applies lip color to client.

What’s Your Mascara Face?

Mascara face OP-2015Ciate’ London has kicked off the craze on Social media to get beauty influencers to share their mascara faces!

Using the sell-out Triple Shot Mascara, each influencer pulled their best face and encouraged their fans to as well.

Due to the unique star-shaped applicator, with our Triple Shot Mascara…it instantly lengthens, volumizes, defines and curls! Brighten, enhance, and enlarge the appearance of your eyes with one of its three shades, Black, Expresso, or Midnight Blue-$22 at Sephora.

And the winner is: Mario Make Me a Model Competition-Elements of Style 2015

And the Winner is….Mario Tricoci Presents: ELEMENTS OF STYLE
Last evening at the Redmoon with over 250+ in attendance! All gathered to watch professional models meshed with modeling contestants for the 7th Annual Mario Make Me a Model.
The Designers
Two Penny Blue
The Order
Elena Bobysheva
Sahar Dada
The Modeling Contestants/Designer lines represented in the Grand Finale
Joshua Pacheco-MISANTHROPE
Kaylyn Pryor-THE ORDER…The Winner!!!🎉
Paige Palonis-SAHAR DADA
Michael Blouin-J TOOR
Wansas, NiCola, Eli’s Cheesecake, Factor, Chosen Model Management, Michigan Avenue Magazine, Wella Professionals, CBS Chicago-Channel 2 and Mario Tricoci
Bella Colletta and Velvit Vault

For more images view this link from Flicker https://flic.kr/s/aHskkynzEd


About Mario Make Me a Model
“Mario, Make Me a Model” is the Midwest’s preeminent fashion event launching careers; inspiring young people and supporting Chicago’s fashion industry by identifying emerging talent, creating experiences and opening doors to opportunity. The program has launched the careers of young talent who have worked with virtually every Chicago-based periodical as well as New Beauty magazine, Neiman Marcus, Home Shopping Network, Nordstrom, Glossed & Found and Def Jam Records among others. Several have gone on to agencies in New York, Paris and Milan and still others have appeared in national television commercials including Carson’s and Southwest Airlines. In 2015, Mario, Make Me a Model returns for a seventh year, demonstrating the Company’s continuing emphasis on discovering young talent. Visit http://www.mariomakemeamodel.com for more information on contest rules and regulations, to follow the aspiring models and for details on all of the “Mario, Make Me a Model” events

Images from the 7th Annual Mario Make Me A Model
Images from the 7th Annual Mario Make Me A Model

The Makeup Show returns to the Windy City-Chicago for 2 days: November 7th & 8th

CHICAGO, IL – Returning once again to the Windy City, The Makeup Show Chicago brings the nation’s largest pro-driven beauty event to the Midwest on November 7th and 8th at Bridgeport Art Center. This inspiring gathering will bring artists of all levels together for an exciting weekend of education and opportunity. This year’s lineup for the highly-anticipated keynotes includes:

Saturday, November 7th
• “Innovation in Artistry” with David Klasfeld for OCC Makeup: In this presentation, David will share the story of how he started OCC from the ground up and will offer insight into the process of starting a makeup line. If you’ve ever dreamed of owning your own makeup brand or need to understand better ways to separate yourself from the pack this presentation is one you should not miss.
• “Superstar Makeup Artistry” with Melanie Mills: In this inspiring keynote Emmy Winning Makeup Artist and Cosmetic Brand Creator behind the beautiful line Gleam, Melanie Mills, lets you in on the secrets to finding your own success in this ever changing industry. Join Melanie for her keynote presentation as she shares her story and shows you the makeup application she has become so famous for.

Sunday, November 8th
• “Inspiration in Artistry” with Derrick Rutledge: In his first keynote for The Makeup Show, Derrick will share his experiences as a makeup artist to some of the most iconic women in the world, including Oprah and Michelle Obama. He will also offer insight, advice, and some of the makeup application tricks that have made him one of the most exciting artists working today.
• “I’m With The Brand” with Jake Broullard, sponsored by NARS Cosmetics: Jake will share his thoughts on how you can build your career with a brand as well as offer insight into upcoming trends. He will show you some of NARS Cosmetics’ most signature looks and share ideas on what every artists needs to create these modern makeup looks and become the most successful artist they can.

The Makeup Show Chicago will feature over 60 beauty brands each offering exclusive show discounts, including Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush and Temptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Contributing Sponsor Pinnacle Cosmetics, and School Sponsor Make Up First.

The Makeup Show Chicago will be held on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 9am to 6pm and on Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 9am to 5pm at Bridgeport Art Center, 1200 W. 35th Street, Chicago. For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit www.themakeupshow.com.

About The Makeup Show

The Make Show Chicago Keynote Presenters
The Make Show Chicago Keynote Presenters

Melanie-mills Derrick-Rutledge Jake-BroullardThe Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Dallas, Chicago, and Orlando. Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional. Each show offers an unparalleled lineup of education and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community. The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business.