Thanksgiving from a Beauty perception 

 Wishing all of my family members, readers, industry contacts, supporters… you know who you are! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!💋

Professional set up for a makeup application

This article post will address essentially what I am thankful for as it relates to beauty. I have identified 10 points of engagement:
1. Fellow Beauty Bloggers Followers- they are unconditionally supportive and they make you better!

2.To all of my Public Relations team for providing me with meaningful beauty related topics and events to write about.

Press coverage for Mario Make Me A Model-2015
3. Thanking Examiner.com for helping me realize that becoming an independent blogger was a great choice for me.

4. Maintaining and nurturing relationships in the beauty industry after 35 years.

My role as a Makeup Artist

5. My passion for writing about beauty and bringing the topics and events to life. Thank you WordPress for making this platform a reality!  Blogger site address link.

6. Investing into a new i phone 6 Plus…it’s amazing! I am actually writing this post via my cellular phone…a special “Thank you” to my hubby for getting the top of the line technology.

Creative work done on my phone

7. Studying/Taking the Strategic Marketing Management class, where I will obtain a certificate in the M.A.C. Program-Marketing, Analytics and Communication. The concepts that I have learned in this class will solidify my skills in marketing and social media platforms.

 

Marketing Team deVine

Marketing Team deVine
8. Thankful for my photography and creative editing skills, which go hand-to-hand with blogging/journalism.

Creative Editing Samples of my work

9. Thankful for my continued passion for the beauty industry and my innate ability to adjust and learn new concepts thus making me feel empowered!

10. My unconditional ability to support others and genuinely be happy for them…thus acknowledging their success and accomplishments through my journalism, blogs and beauty coverage of events.

Products received as a result of press coverage

With this being said, I have a lot to be thankful for… this has always been my passion and I am my happiest when I am in the marketing arena. For all these things,  I am truly grateful ❤️.

Happy-Thanksgiving

The power of the pomegranate from an holistic healthy approach in the name of beauty 

 Let’s explore the pomegranate fruit… What is it? Where is it derived? What are its health benefits? Does it help with beauty and purification of the body? My blog will address the various products made with the pomegranate.

I will begin with my favorite juice Pomengranate.

  

Drink to Your Health.                                        POM Wonderful 100% Pomegranate Juice. A little sweet, a little tart, and a whole lot of healthy. Powered by pomegranate antioxidants, it’s authentic, delicious and 100% pure. There is no added sugar, colorants or cheap filler juices. Over $35M has been provided as part of POM’s commitment to scientific research. 

Healthy Benefits of the pomegranate

One of the oldest known fruits, found in writings and artifacts of many cultures and religions, the pomegranate (punica granatum) is an original native of Persia. This nutrient dense, antioxidant rich fruit has been revered as a symbol of health, fertility and eternal life.

Hair care products/Shampoos from Pomengranate

 

A shampoo that gently cleanses hair as it enhances color and helps keep color-treated hair healthy and vibrant is not an easy task. Not only does the color fade over time, but hair is also weakened and damaged by the use of chemical treatments, sun exposure, frequent shampooing, heat styling, and pollution. The key ingredient in this shampoo, pomegranate, is rich in antioxidants and tannins, which help to bind color to keratin and protect hair from environmental stress. 

Skin care products made with pomegranate 

   Lightweight cream-gel leaves skin soft, hydrated and balanced, providing a matte finish. Clinically proven in only 4 weeks to minimize the look of pores, help reduce the appearance of redness and improve skin radiance. 93.1% Natural. – Key Ingredients:15% Pomegranate water and Pomegranate Extract: A powerful anti-oxidant, rich in Vitamins A, C & E, tannins and polyphenols, helps to minimize the appearance of pores and rejuvenate the skin.

 Homemade masks made with Pomegranate  

Fresh pomengranate-photography by Celestine McGee
 

Pomegranate and honey face pack -Prepare a paste by mixing a few pomegranate seeds and 1 tablespoon of honey. Mix them well and apply it on your face and neck. Leave it for about 30 minutes. Then wash it off with tepid water. Repeat it for 2 – 3 times a week for best results. You will definitely feel an improvement with skin’s elasticity and suptulness.   

My creative dream products derived from the Pomengrante would be a line collection health & beauty products consisting of:soaps, shampoos, facial masks, moisturizing creams, bath beads and  even a makeup in stick form of foundation all made with the key ingredient of the Pomengrante. This is something that is not a trend and it definitely will not fall out of style… Healthy beauty is in syle💅🏽👄💄👠.  

For more Pomengranate beauty cosmetics check out my favorite store at Sephora   

Some of my favorite Celestial picks include, but are not limited to:

 

Sephora-Anti-Fatigue Mask
  
Stila Cosmetic. with Pomengranate
 

The beauty of giving: Appreciation to my readers

The beauty of giving: Appreciation to my readers

 Thank you Readers for supporting my articles and blog posts.I am thankful for readers and followers like you. To express my gratitude  and appreciation for you. The 1st three (3) to respond & like my blog post will win a prize from Celestial Enterprises.com 

In addition to linking my article, I’d like for you to also select a ” favorite blog post ” and briefly state why it is your favorite. Understanding what my readers like will allow me to write more of those types of articles. 

 
In order to receive your complimentary  gift. Please do the following:

  • Send/respond to my email address in subject matter grateful readers
  • Please be sure to include your name, address, state and zip code
  • You receive an appreciation complimentary gift from me (within a week).

Again, thank you for your continued support!😊Have an enjoyable holiday season. Happy Reading!  

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show-2015

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show-2015

The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2015! – Look of the show. 

Makeup: The Angels’ runway makeup featured sultry brown eyes, rosy, bronzed cheeks, and a balmy nude pout.

Hair: Sexy and tousled waves were created using Victoria’s Secret Hair products and Beachwaver hair tools for a glossy, polished and effortless runway look.

Body: Luminous skin is essential to the Victoria’s Secret Angel runway look, which was achieved using the Victoria’s Secret Body Care collection for sexy soft skin.

Fragrance: As the ultimate runway fragrance, the new Victoria’s Secret Dark Angel engages all of the senses; sultry and undeniable sexy.

About Victoria’s Secret

Victoria’s Secret is the largest American retailer of women’s lingerie, whose 2012 sales were $6.12 billion. The company sells lingerie, womenswear, and beauty products through its catalogs, website, and its U.S. stores.

The Makeup Show Chicago has come and gone…but the buzz is still in the air

A pictorial collection from the Makeup Show Chicago 2015.

Booth at the Makeup Show

Makeup Artist from Empire

The Nuturing Force

 

AJ Crimson Beauty

An Airbrush Artist Kit

  

An amazing Makeup company

 

A Classic Vintage Look Makeup setup

 

Vintage Makeup

 

Celebrity Makeup Artist James Vincent

 Over 500+ attendees attended the Makeup Show Chicago over this past weekend. It is such a great feeling to meet, learn, connect, and share the talents and skills that you possess. Everyone is a unique and unrepeatable talented being and as this artistic abilities are being displayed…you just want to grasp it all.

On the first day of the Makeup Show Chicago, the press was invited to get a preview of favorite products and pick by Celebrity Makeup Artist, James Vincent. This was so cool because this gave us an exclusive “sneak peak” not to mention the bag of goodies to take home. Here are the products pictured below.

Contents from Makeup Goodie Bag

There were also keynote presentations lead by Superstar Makeup Artistry with Melanie Mills. Becoming a successful makeup artist working in the world of television requires much more than a great makeup application. Expectation for artists in this area of the industry is extremely high as application, organization, work ethic, integrity and professionalism also play an important part. Creating your own makeup brand also goes far beyond anything the average artist deals with. Melanie Mills is one of the hardest working women in our industry. In this inspiring keynote Emmy winning Makeup Artist and Cosmetic Brand Creator behind the beautiful line Gleam.  Melanie Mills, let you in on the secrets to finding your own success in this ever changing industry. Melanie during her keynote presentation shared her story and show you the makeup application she has become so famous for. Melanie answered questions to others get on the way to finding their own success in any area of the makeup industry.

Emmy Winning Makeup Artist- Melanie Mills
Emmy Winning Makeup Artist- Melanie Mills

Natural Girl Hair Imports entereprenuers share their vision for the business

Local beauty salon owners Natalie B. and Ava S. of Natural Girl Hair Imports sat down with Beauty Industry Blogger Celestine McGee of Celestial Enterprises to discuss their immediate plans with the recently opened Natural hair studio located 1507 South State in the South loop area.

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Ava Selmon, Celestine McGee and Natalie Birdsong during Grand Opening Celebration.
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Images of Natural Girl Hair Imports-Store Front posters

Our interview consisted of the following questions:

Celestial Enterprises:                              Where do you see your business within the next 3 to 5 years?

Natural Girl Hair Imports:                      In the next 3 to 5 years we will position our company for national expansion, dominating the human hair import market. Additionally, we plan to venture into the educational arena offering seminars and instruction on how to thrive and survive in the hair industry.

Celestial Enterprises:                              How will your business support the community?

Natural Girl Hair Imports:                      Natural Girl Hair Imports’ humanitarian efforts include participation in the Sock Drive for the homeless community in Chicago, donation of our services for those who are less fortunate during the holiday season, food drives and neighborhood beautification of distressed and poverty stricken neighborhoods. We are always looking for new ways to support our local community.

Celestial Enterprises:                              How is your business different from other businesses of this type?

Natural Girl Hair Imports:                      Natural Girl Hair Imports’ point of difference is our unique ability to meet the needs of a growing population seeking a more ethnic look. Textures like Natural Kinky and Malaysian Relaxed Natural enable our clients with natural hair to add extensions without compromising the integrity of their natural hair. At this time we carry over 9 textures which meet our clients’ needs.

Celestial Enterprises:                              Will your business conduct educational sessions to educate consumers on how to use your hair selection categories?

Natural Girl Hair Imports:                      We educate our customers on the different textures during a thorough consultation or just by walking in. Inquiries can also be sent to info@naturalgirlhair.com. Questions sent there regarding hair textures or services will be answered within 1 business day.

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Display of Human Hair at Salon- Photography by Chicago Imaging Solutions.com- Bryant McGee onsite photographer.

This has been great! I really appreciated  both of you taking time to meet with me. I am so happy for your new business establishment and wish you all $UCCE$$ 👍

During your grand opening, I won a discount off my next service, so I will be paying you a visit for a new Natural hair look.

About Natural Girl Hair Imports

Natural Girl Hair Imports owners
The Owners of Natural Girl Hair Imports: Ava S. and Natalie B.

We at Natural Girl Hair Imports hold our business to a very high standard.  All of our premium hair has been thoroughly tested to the highest degree.  We have conducted an international search to find the finest quality hair.

Clarins Fights The Holiday Face Bloat

Clarins Fights The Holiday Face Bloat

My friends at Clarins wanted to share some news with you…my devoted readers !

With the holidays rapidly approaching, salted snacks and sugary treats will be within an arm’s reach at every turn. While the immediate pleasure is undeniable, the resulting effects on your skin – not so much.  

Never fear because below you’ll find a list of some of the biggest enemies in the battle of the bloat, all of which may be combatted by Clarins Shaping Facial Lift Duo – a revolutionary formula with Clarins’ breakthrough Total V Contouring Complex. Inspired by the Asian beauty ritual, which highlights flawlessly contoured features, in just 4 weeks you’ll see a refined profile, facial contours and lifted jawline.

 

Clarins
 

CHEESE & DAIRY
– Sadly, our bodies struggle to break down dairy and the enzyme lactase. The digestion of these hard-to-process bits of deliciousness cause gas and bloating.

 

Various Cheeses
 

ALCOHOL
– Making merry often includes a toast or two, but the sugar hidden within these delectable drinks can add some volume to your face and neck. From spiked egg nog to champagne to candy cane martinis, stay away!

Alcoholic Beverages
 

TURKEY – A classic holiday dish laden with sodium! Delicious and even nutritious – but beware the bloat! 

Holiday Turkey

So, even in the midst of holiday festivities, we just want you to be mindful of your skin. Remember this common phrase…”you are what you eat”.  The things that you digest ultimately affects the skin…just  some food for thought😊