Clarins Lip Collection

Looking for the perfect summer lip look? Clarins lipsticks, glosses, and balms are created in Paris and adored worldwide, thanks to their staying power, their eco-friendly formulas, and the way they actually moisturize lips. This summer, Clarins is offering even more colors and formulas. Let me know if you’d like any additional information or images!

New JOLI ROUGE BRILLIANT delivers an irresistible and subtle shine. Pearlescent pigments and mango oils nourish, soften, and protect the lips from dehydration, while adding sheer color for elegant shimmer. Available in 10 shades. Price: $28, Available online now ( and at Clarins counters nationwide starting May 2016.

Clarins Lip Collection

INSTANT LIGHT NATURAL LIP PERFECTOR is a softly textured lip gel with a deliciously sweet scent and 3D shimmer. Experience the lusciously smooth, shiny, and full lips you’ve always dreamed of. This glossy lip treatment is sheer, but shaded enough to wear alone or complement your favorite lipstick. Available in 3 new shades. Price: $25, Available at Clarins counters nationwide and online ( starting June 2016. 

DAILY ENERGIZER LOVELY LIP BALM is made up of extracts of cocoa, shea butter, and red currant, and provides 8 hours of hydration, immediately repairing lips. Inspired by the Iris flower, it veils the lips in rosy radiance and leaves them feeling satin-smooth. Price: $20, Available at Clarins counters nationwide and online ( starting June 2016.  

INSTANT LIGHT LIP COMFORT OIL in new RED BERRY is a non-sticky, gel-like oil that comforts and nourishes lips for an irresistible pout. A lip care treatment rich in plant-based active ingredients immediately soothes, protects from dehydration, and enhances the lips’ natural radiance and beauty. Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil transforms lips from dry and damaged to plump and luscious, adding a hint of color. Price: $25, Available online now ( and at Clarins counters nationwide starting May 2016.

Do your lips right for the summer!👍💋💋💋

Blogger-Beauty Celestine McGee

Sengalese Braids with a twist 

Sengalese Braids with a twist 

The 2-Strand Twist
There are so many hairstyles to rock these days. How does one define their style? As a professional cosmetologist, I was always taught my my instructors to : A.C.T.  This means when determining which hairstyle works best for your client you must A.C.T.       

1. Analyze-the condition of the hair , and the type of texture of the hair.                                           

2. Communicate-  with your client by determining your lifestyle, habits, type of work etc. and the factor in determine if  the hair is in good condition, is there any thinning, excess shedding or breakage of the hair.

3.Type of Texture- understanding one’s hair type (straight, wavy, curly and kinky  (round, oval, or flat ). Knowing this information will allow you as the stylist to determine if the proposed hair style is suitable . 

My client: Liannah is a talent individual that is active and  loves the arts. Upon doing A.C.T. Selecting the 2-strand Senegalese twist in 18 inches was a perfect match for her hair texture, lifestyle and versatility of  looks. 

Before Image with cleansed hair
Always gather necessary implements, tools and supplies. Organization is key because it will allow flow and efficiency with the installation process.

Preparation Set-up
Suggested amount of hair packs at 7
  Following the prep and set up, my client’ s hair had been shampooed in advanced, so I applied the plait braids as a foundation for applying the crocheted Senegalese Twists. Using hair clips allows for keeping the hair controlled  during the braiding process.

Tools of the trade
Braids prior to Crochet Instillation

My process for installing the Senegalese 2-strand  crochet twists began at the nape area of the head working from center, left, to right ( this technique is a horse shoe shape).

The timing of the instillation process can vary with head size, hair density and amount of braids used. 

Products used

ORS Edge Gel

Coconut Scalp Hair Oil

Installation Tips

  • Avoid excessive tension of braids around the hairline
  • Avoid snagging hair with the crochet applicator

Maintenance for your Sengelese 

The hairstyle can last from 2-3 weeks 

Versatile Styles-Looks

1st -Look
Profile view of braids

Now you have a clean, neat, and versatile look! 

Enjoy your new Sengelase 2-Strand Twist


Another look achieved from 2-strand crochet

A special “Thank You” Yahaira Gulfui Diaz and  my lovely model Liannah Gisselle Diaz.😘

Sabon: Healing the skin through exfoliation

The Sabon products line is an excellent product to pamper and care for the skin. With Mothers Day around the corner…Sabon will be an excellent gift idea for your Mother or a Mother inspiration in your life. 

Sabon Store located in the Roosevelt Collection-Chicago,IL

Our inspiration comes from Nature, which holds powerful secrets. Delicate herbs and botanicals whisper the secrets to longevity and perfect health. Fragrant flowers, by way of oils and petals, bestow beauty and healing magic on their users. It is through these marvels of aromatherapy, that we are able to offer an experience of serenity to the mind. We are inspired by the healing properties of the Dead Sea, with its vital minerals and salts. 

Sabon Body Scrub -In Lavender Apple

It is through this miraculous and legendary sea and our dedication to sourcing natural ingredients, that we are able to offer a healing experience for the body, mind and soul.

Store Clerk in Sabon

Product Highlights 

The products are ideal to use for manicures, pedicures and overall skincare.  The cool thing about this product line is the moment that you walk through the door of the Sabon store; there is this large stone sink that you can use to sample the product line. You actually get a chance to sample the product before making a purchase.

The product is great for dry skin. For best and consistent results use daily. The skin is prepped by cleansing , exfoilation and moisturization. 

Gift Ideas

About Sabon~History                                                     In the summer of 1997, in Tel Aviv, two young visionaries began making soap in their home. Guided by an ancient aboriginal recipe they had stumbled upon during their travels, they meticulously blended various local herbs and flowers into their magical mixture of fragrant oils and lye. After cooling and setting, this mouthwatering soap was sliced into hearty chunks, liberating the dreamy fragrances that would invite the curiosity, and envy, of their neighbors and friends.

All Photography by C.I.S
Bar Soaps by Sabon

Today, with the same love and creativity that inspired the original bar of lavender soap, Sabon has expanded upon their soap line to include delightful and dreamy products for the body, the home and the soul. This spectacular, and much loved, collection of lotions and potions is now available in stores across Israel, Europe, Japan and the United States.

SABON’s first store opened in the mid-nineties on Sheinkin Street in the heart of Tel Aviv. Since then, SABON has expanded to be an international network, with over 130 stores around the world: New York, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Rome and more. All products are manufactured and packaged by SABON Israel and shipped worldwide.

Store Display-Roosevelt Collection-Chicago, IL