November 29, 2009

Hello Ladies!
I am so excited to be reporting on my fun adventure to the IMATS( International Makeup Artist Trade Show). I can honestly say that it was well worth the 42$ admission fee and that I defiantly regret not getting the two day Pass. =(
It was like nothing I had ever seen before. I thought it was only me in this big world of makeup artistry but then to my surprise there was a showroom full of makeup artists of all different levels. There was something comforting about being surrounded by people who face the same challenges as me and also to be surrounded by those who have come far in this industry. It inspired me, and gave me faith to believe in my talent.
Everybody there was really friendly and insightful! There were a lot of my fellow students there, and I also saw a lot of my instructors. I would have to say that one of the coolest things I saw at the show was the live makeup. They had makeup artist actually working on projects. It was amazing! Just breathe taking what these artists could do with the flick of their wrist.

A couple of my favourite booths at the IMATS were Alcone, Pari,Yaby,Royal & Langnickel, Crown Burshes and Auraline. I of course could not resist and managed to by myself! Make sure to check out my photo album of all the goodies I picked up!

Along with my elf cosmetics I will be reporting on my new cosmetics. Pros and cons, and of course look forward to Jo.Ritaaas quick tips and personal favourites!
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Eyelash 911 =)

November 18, 2009

Hey Everybody!
Those of you, who know me, know that I have a HUGE obsession with lashes! I love long, full, curled sexy voluminous lashes. Mascara is the one piece of makeup I will not leave the house without, weather its clear just to add a little bit of oomph, of a full set of thick lashes to get that desired seductive look. Bottom line, I LOVE LASHES!
What I don’t love about mascara is that day after day I feel that they are not at their best. I feel that with more and more mascara use they lose their potential. My lashes will clump more, appear shorter and not look as fantastic as they did the first day I but mascara on. I find that if I take a break, about 3-4 days when I got to reapply mascara again, they are the beautiful lashes I fell in love with from day one.
Now I’ve thought about lash extensions, even heard about Latisse (prescription eye lash grower).Both would be costly and I’m sure would involve a not so affordable upkeep. Luckily, I have stumbled across a product on the market that keeps my lashes healthy, long and full day after day for a low price!
Alright you guys! Make sure you write this down! My lash miracle worker can be purchased at any Trade Secrets Location. My secret little weapon is called Brow & Lash Growth Accelerator by Ardell. It can be purchased for under $10.00! What I love most about it is it is simple to use and true to its word! Apply one to two layers on eyelashes and eyebrows before bed and you’re done! Simply wash it off in the morning when you wash your face. I guarantee ladies that your lashes will feel and look healthier and fuller within a week. =)
I am so excited about this product you guys! I hope you will add it do your nightly routine as I gladly do! =) If any of you test it out, let me know how it works for you!
Jo.Ritaaa =)

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E.L.F Product Trial #1 =)

November 14, 2009

I finally found some free time to test out my new E.L.F products! I have got to say I am impressed. I’m not going to lie, based on the price and the buzz I wasn’t expecting to fall in love with any of the product, but I have to say I already incorporate a couple of my new E.L.F products apart of my every day makeup routine.
After I applied foundation and contoured it was now time to test of my new E.L.F All over cover stick! I got three different shades, spotlight, Lilac Petal and Golden Peach. Spotlight is perfect for an all over highlighter, Lilac Petal is perfect for achieving subtle rosy cheeks and Golden Peach is perfect if you want to enhance an all over dewy look.
I decided to use spotlight! The product comes in a nice little package, perfect travel size. It has a very nice fragrance to it, nothing to strong but pleasant and last long enough to get the job done. The colour intensity is perfect, there wasn’t a lack of shine nor was it too shiny. When I placed the product on my face it was visible. I find that with most low end products you lose the pigmentation once you place the product on your canvas. It blended really well and didn’t get lost in the process.
This product is defiantly a must for my kit and I defiantly recommend it, especially if you’re just starting off, it’s a great price for what you get. Sure it’s no MAC or Benefit, but for the price I paid I am a happy shopper.

Quick tip =)
If you’re in a rush, but still want to leave the house with a healthy glow try this out! Mix in some foundation with your moisturizer, that way you can do two steps in one! Then take your E.L.F All Over Cover Stick and highlight your nose, your cheek bones and just above the peak of your lips. Now ladies don’t forget to blend, blend, blend. When you are satisfied with these two simple steps take some bronzer and apply it all over your face in a 3 motion. Curl those lashes, apply some of your favourite mascara and finish off with some lip gloss!
Let me know if any of you have tried or will be trying out this product! I can’t wait to hear from you guys!


November 03, 2009

Hello fellow Blogger's!

I am currently attending school to become a Professional Make-up artist. I thought what would be more fun than to blog about my journey as an artist and to comment on all the fun things along the way!
Today I have just received my order of E.L.F cosmetics; I will be testing them out during the week and will report back! I'll also be listing witch items and colours I've gotten
What I will let you know is that E.L.F cosmetics have a beautiful line of cosmetics and at an awesome price!
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