Makeup First School of Makeup  Artistry hosts an Open House 

 Do you know anyone that’s interested in the beauty industry? Do they possess the following traits:

  • Has a knack for working well with their hands
  • Has an eye for color, creativity and charisma
  • Do you love working with people?
  • Can you look at a face and know which makeup look is suitable ?

If you answered yes any of these questions, you may want to come out to Makeup First school of Makeup Artistry.

Photo courtesy provided by Makeup First website
 
Join then for thier OPEN HOUSE tonight from 6-9pm! This is school is one of my favorites for producing professional talented makeup artists.

The work on display is amazing ! You would note believe the quality work was produced by students.

Photo courtesy provided by Makeup First website
 
Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry, founded in 2006, is the only state-certified comprehensive art program for the training of makeup artists in the entire Midwest. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the School is dedicated to the art of makeup and its many facets. The School is now an approved sponsor for CE under the IL Barber Act.
For more details and to also view their website and  RSVP on our website makeupfirst.com 

Our mailing address is: 

Make Up First                                                           100 N. LaSalle St. Suite 1015                       Chicago, IL 60602

About Make Up First School of Makeup Artistry

  
   Make Up First® School of Makeup Artistry, founded in 2006, is the only state-certified comprehensive art program for the training of makeup artists in the entire Midwest. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, the School is dedicated to the art of makeup and its many facets. The School is now an approved sponsor for CE under the IL Barber Act.

Mario Tricoci Introduces Olive and Pear Treatments

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas introduces Tuscan Pear and OliveLuxury Body and Nail Treatments. Starting March 1st!

All images courtesy of Mario Tricoci’s website

What a wonderful way to enjoy becoming tranquil, relaxed and renewed!

Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas announces a new Tuscan Pear and Olive Massage ($11 Add On to Any Massage)

“Escape to the Mediterranean by adding the new Tuscan Pear and Olive luxurious body butter to any massage. This all-natural body butter has 8 premium emollients for moisture repair and healing benefits to the skin. The scent of fresh olive fields and crisp pear notes will relax the body and stimulate the senses,” says Mario Tricoci Body Director Cassandra Stratton.
   
  

All images courtesy of Mario Tricoci’s website
 
“The Tuscan pear and Olive Mani Pedi is a specialty service. Along with its incredible fragrance, it is a very moisturizing pedicure manicure. The scrub is a natural oil based salt and sugar scrub with vitamin E and jojoba. The combination of salt and sugar gives the best of both worlds – salt for a deep defoliant and the sugar for a more gentle exfoliate – mixed together for the perfect combination.

This upgraded service also offers a high quality foot peel. We spot treat all difficult callouses with a solution to help break them down leaving your feet smooth and soft. We finish off the pedicure and manicure including a warm mask and a relaxing massage with our rich and creamy body butter,” says Nail Director Amber Edwards. 

All images courtesy of Mario Tricoci’s website
 

About Mario Tricoci Hair Salons & Day Spas 

  
Italian-born Mario Tricoci began his career in Europe at an early age, rapidly advancing within his profession throughout the international beauty industry. Mario launched his American hairstyling career in the Chicago area over 40 years ago and participated in numerous national and international competitions where he gained significant notoriety. Today, Mario is globally recognized as a trend-setter and visionary in the beauty industry. 

Stylie launched intuitive business solution for independent hairstylists

Want to learn more about this business solution for stylists??? Here’s the details!!  Mobile and desktop platform offers seamless scheduling, point of sale system. 

Phone app for independent hairstylist
 

So let’s just sit your beautiful self down. Today, Stylie announces the launch of Stylie One, its seamless business management solution built especially for independent hairstylists, at America’s Beauty Show. 

Supporting the independent hairstylist with simpler software including inventory, scheduling, auto-marketing, point of sale and more to help manage his/her business, Stylie One is designed to cut down on time spent on administrative processes while increasing the opportunity to connect more deeply with clients.  

 “Independent hairstylists typically manage 250 or more loyal clients, leaving limited time for the operational tasks that come with renting a booth or running a salon suite on your own,” said Michelle G., an independent stylist and now in-house advisor to Stylie. “Until now, the industry has lacked a solution created especially with one hairstylist in mind, but I’m confident Stylie One is a major step in supporting their business’ success, allowing them to do more of what they love.

 

Photo courtesy provided by GoStylie
 
 Unlike other solutions on the market, Stylie One’s team has spent decades pursuing their vision of simpler software and more intuitive design, and it’s paid off, with their tanning salon software products now #1 in the US. They’re now bringing that same intuitive simplicity to help a stylist’s unique business practically run itself. The mobile and desktop platform offers the following features so hairstylists can keep their world simple while helping clients feel beautiful:

  

  • Mobile, on-the-go access. The mobile app keeps business information at the fingertips of hairstylists and is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets. From scheduling to inventory, hairstylists can easily access simple reports from anywhere.
  • POS and inventory management. Stylie’s software simplifies sales, bookkeeping, and inventory management by providing automatic updates, filed receipts, purchase and return tracking, and more. It even offers a group pay option for any group requesting to pay one bill.
  • Credit card processing. Fast, easy, and secure payment processing paired with a competitive 2.65 percent fee streamlines payments right alongside all other aspects of a hairstylist’s business. Stylie is compatible with Apple Pay and will soon accept smart chip cards.
  • Online scheduling. Stylie replaces impersonal, back-and-forth texts and missed calls with effortless online scheduling through its Schedule Fresh integration. In addition to allowing for quick and easy scheduling, Stylie will handle automatic reminders to keep clients alert and on time.
  • Salon relationship management. Through client profiles, Stylie allows hairstylists to keep track of technical notes on hair consultations, as well as personal details related to each client’s product preferences, birthdays, anniversaries, and more.
  • Easy automation. Let Stylie do the grunt work with auto receipts, appointment reminders, set-and-forget marketing campaigns, and thank you messages. With easy setup and auto-tracking, this feature keeps clients feeling loved by their hairstylist.

“I consider us very blessed to have so many customers over the past two decades helping us exceed everyone’s expectations in the tanning industry,” said Chad Hankinson, vice president for Stylie. “We’re excited to bring all we’ve learned to another exciting sector of the beauty industry.”

In celebration of its launch, Stylie is offering independent hairstylists who sign up by April 1 a two-month free trial followed by a special rate of $19.99 per month. For more information and to sign up for a free trial, visit www.GoStylie.com.

ABOUT STYLIE.                                             Launched in 2016, Stylie provides an intuitive yet simple point of sale (POS) and scheduling software – Stylie One – for independent hairstylists looking to seamlessly manage their business. The robust solution handles credit card processing, inventory, book-keeping, client information, marketing texts, appointment confirmations, online scheduling and calendars, and more, so hairstylists can focus on what they do best: making clients look and feel beautiful.

NEW! XO, Victoria Eau de Parfum

Sheer Perfection~you will definitely want to sample this fragrance and then buy it if you like it.

I like to share with my readers the category of the fragrance. Just seeing a blog post doesn’t immediately connect you with the fragrance, but knowing the family of the fragrance/description gives you an idea.

 
XO, Victoria Eau De Parfum XO, Victoria, Romee 

A sunkissed rose. Wild, free and effortless. Happy is the new sexy with this vibrant floral fragrance.

Inspired by the refreshing energy of springtime—sun shining, flowers in full bloom—our perfumers created xo, Victoria, a free-spirited twist on the original Victoria fragrance.

Pet Ally Victoria Rose meets the airy cool of Twilight Orchid, a rare scent that can only be captured at nightfall. Sparkling citrus notes give it a sunny feel. Hints of English Ivy add woody warmth. Sheer perfection, just for you. 

The Collection:
EAU DE PARFUM, 1.7 oz. $52, 3.4 oz. $68

  
FRAGRANCE LOTION, 8.4 oz. $25

  
FRAGRANCE MIST, 8.4 oz. $25

  
EAU DE PARFUM ROLLERBALL, .23 oz. $18

  
FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Floral

NOTES: Victoria Rose, Lady Apple, English Ivy
Available in Victoria’s Secret stores, catalogue and at VictoriasSecret.com.

For locations near you.👍💋

Great beauty finds at Dollar Tree

   

A look acieved by L.A.Colors makeup line
Dollar Tree Cosmetics Pick of the week

That’s right! Beauty on a budget. I always like to share creative ways of purchasing great makeup with the professional, novice and the like. If you are new to makeup or just want to explore and practice various techniques…shopping at these types of stores help you explore your options.

If you just do makeup on yourself or do it professionally, it’s good to have referral for getting reputable products. The cosmetic line that I am featuring today is:

L.A. Colors-Color Expressions 12- eye shadow palette

  

Create endless possibilities for showing your true beauty! Long-lasting formula has a smooth and silky application with rich, intense colors that blend easily. Each palette has 12 complementary and versatile hues so you can achieve just the right color effect. Its convenient size tucks easily in small clutches, cosmetic organizers, and make-up bags, plus each palette come with a 4-sided applicator. Ideal for women’s shelters, building care packages, spas, salons, and resale. Case includes L.A. Colors® Expressions 12-color eyes

L.A. Colors® –Expressions lip colors 

 

L.A.® Lip colors that give you expression
 
Give your pout a punch of glamorous color! Long-lasting, aloe and vitamin E enriched lip color offer rich, smooth coverage in colors you’re going to love — plus, it’s non feathering for a perfect pout all day. They tuck easily in small clutches, cosmetic organizers, and make-up bags, plus they’re ideal for women’s shelters, building care packages, spas, salons, and resale. L.A. Colors® Expressions lip colors assorted among Frozen Berries, Mauve Glaze, Luscious Wine, Pink Frost, Berry Ice, Dusty Rose, Berry Red, Cocoa Shimmer, Lilac Frost, Sorbet, Cherry Red, and Satin shades. 

L.A. Colors® Expressions liquid eyeliner and mascara 

   

L.A.Colors® Expressions liquid eyeliner
 

Stunning details that will not smudge or smear! Liquid eyeliner is specially formulated for long-lasting beauty throughout your busy day, plus it’s water resistant and comes with an ultra-fine brush for precision lining and control. Its convenient size tucks easily in small clutches, cosmetic organizers, and make-up bags, plus it’s Ideal for women’s shelters, building care packages, spas, salons, and resale. L.A. Colors® Expressions liquid eyeliner assorted among black, dark brown, and brown.

L.A. Colors-Expressions Bronzers and Blushes

  
Enhance your natural beauty with gorgeous shades of bronzer and blushes! Bronzer gives that sun-kissed warm glow, while blushes offer that just-been-kissed radiant color. Both offer a natural, long-wearing finish with a silky-soft application and come with a double-ended applicator brush. Their convenient sizes tuck easily in small clutches, cosmetic organizers, and make-up bags, plus they’re ideal for women’s shelters, building care packages, spas, salons, and resale. L.A. Colors® Expressions products assorted among Bronze Glow bronzer and Toast, Peach Rose, Spice, Pink Blush, and Berry Plum blushes. 

So the next time you visit a Dollar Tree store, keep your creative spending in mind and check out their products!

You may want to prepare some goodie bags and share with women’s shelters, use for care pages or clients give-sways for patronaging the business.👍😀

  

Clarins Spring 2016 Colour Collection

Clarins Spring 2016 Colour Collection

My friends from Clarins came to Chicago, Illinois at Macy’s to share the Clarins’ new Spring 2016 Skin Care and Makeup Colour collection. Clarins’ Skin Care Specialist & Makeup Artist, Dayan Herrera spoke about the new products launch and shades. We learned interesting tips about product knowledge features and usuage.

 

Skin Care Skincare Specialist & Makeup Artist, Dayan Herrera
 
Based on the theme: You never stop. So why should your skincare?   #Worth the wrinkle

Presented the latest innovation for women  who are always on-the go, and a demo  of a 5-step beauty routine to achieve a flawless look for any occasion. 

Guest Artist discusses the Spring 2016 Colour Collection
 
As an independent blogger, I got a chance to interview the guest artist to find out more about the product line line launch and how to interact other products within the brand.

Blogger discusses Clarins products with guest artist
  
An amazing product for waking up your makeup!
   
The featured products are:  

New Launch-Ombré Iridescente~ Smoothing & Long Lasting-$24

This product is amazing! The new cream to powder eyeshadow combines the comfort and smoothing effect of a cream with a long -lasting , sparkling finish. The luxuriously light, easy  to-blend texture is perfect for any look.

New Shade-Multi- Blush Cream Blush~The creme de la creme of blushes-$38 

A smooth, multitasking cream-to-powder blush that delivers a flush of natural -looking color. Rose Wax helps prevent skin dehydration , while Clarins’ Light Optimizing+ Complex adds radiance and illuminates the  

 

New Shade-Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector~ For younger, fuller-looking lips-$25

A softly textured lip gel  with a deliciously  sweet scent and 3D shimmer. Experience the lusciously smooth, shiny and filled lips you’ve always dreamed of. Sheer, but shaded enough to wear alone or to complement your  favorite lip shades.                                                              

New Shade-Rouge Eclat Lipstick~Satin Finish, Age-Defying-$27

The first age -defying lipstick by Clarins offers more than just vibrant color. An innovation combination of 100% plant waxes – mimosa, jojoba and sunflower- and unsaponifiables of cocoa. Inspired by the tones of satin feel of the iris, it veils the lips in youthful, radiant shades.

Clarins Cosmetic Display

Clarins Makeup Artists provided mini- make overs using products from the Clarins Spring 2016 Colour Collection

Makeup Artist applying Clarins cosmetics
  

Thank you Clarins for inviting me to another successful event! The Goodie Beauty bag was superb! I definitely will be using your products on my clients!

Blogger- Celestine McGee of Celestialenterprises

The Clarins Spring 2016 Collecton

Valentine’s Day Collection 2016

Valentine’s Day Collection 2016

  
This is so great ! Another reason to get something new for yourself or recieve a gift for Valentine’s Day yay! My friends from Victoria’s Secret presents their:

Very Sexy Collection
 

 
The newest, hottest lace in need-right-now colors…just picture yourself  wearing~Very Sexy Add 1 Cup Push-Up, So Obsessed Add 1½ Cup Push-Up & Bombshell Add 2 Cups Push-Up

Very Sexy Front-Close Push-Up, Multi-Way, Demi, Cropped Bustier & Unlined Styles

  
If you need a special fit ..,Sizes  range A-DDD $49.50 & up.

  
And now for the senses-Love Me More

THE FRAGRANCE COLLECTION:

  
EAU DE PARFUM, 1.7 oz. $52, 3.4 oz. $68

  
FRAGRANCE LOTION, 8.4 oz. $25

  
FRAGRANCE MIST, 8.4 oz. $25

  
EAU DE PARFUM ROLLERBALL, .23 oz. $18

  
FRAGRANCE FAMILY: Warm

NOTES: Golden Grapefruit, French Canelé, Liquid Amber

Happy Valentines Day!❤️❤️❤️💕