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Have you ever been watching a makeover show and wished it was you getting the expert advice on how to bring out your best self?  A must have for every “makeover in waiting” is the newly published book, My Style, My Way

This is an exciting collaboration of beauty experts sharing their proffessional guidance on accentuating your positives.  Get expert advice on every aspect of beauty from your developing your personal style, building a wardrobe, to savvy socializing strategies.

My Style, My Way also features one of my favorite makeup artists, Brenda Azevedo, owner of Just B Cosmetics.  She provides her expert advice on finding your makeup personality and how to apply your makeup accordingly.

Click here to get your copy of My Style, My Way.  This is your opportunity to take these experts home with you and get started on your own complete makeover.

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner.  Whether you have  a romantic date planned or not, this holiday of love is the perfect time to accentuate one of your sexiest  features:  YOUR LIPS.  Here are a few tips to help you achieve the perfect pout.

 1.  Use a lipliner.

    -Ideally you want your lips to be symmetrical.  Outline lips to create symmetry.

    -Completely fill in lips with lipliner to avoid a harsh lipline as your liostick fades throughout the day.

    –Click here to see Tips on Lips:  The Perfect Shape

2.  Choose a shade of lipstick by considering your skin tone and the fullness of your lips.

   -Pale and nude colors will make lips appear fuller.

  -Dark colors will make lips appear thinner.

Click here to see Tips on Lips:  The Perfect Color

3.  Lip care is a must.

  -Exfoliate lips at least one a week.

 -Apply a lip balm before to keep lips moisturized while you sleep.

Click here to see Tips on Lips:  Lip Care

Love the look of red lips, but afraid it won’t work for you? You really can look great in a classic Chanel red lipstick .   It all depends on the undertone.  Here is a quick lesson in color theory to help you choose colors that best compliment your complexion.

It is important to take the undertone of your complexion into consideration. The universal categorization of undertones is as follows:

Pink undertones: cool complexion
Yellow undertones: warm complexion

There is no real method to determining your undertone. However, if your veins appear more blue, you more than likely have pink undertones. If your veins appear more green, you more than likely have yellow undertones. Seek the professional assessment of a makeup artist if you are still unsure.

Cool complexion: complimented by blue based colors
Warm complexion: complimented by yellow, orange based colors

This is a very general explanation of color theory just to give an idea of how to choose colors that will compliment you. Click here to learn more about color theory.
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It’s that time of year again and makeup lovers are flocking to their local cosmetic counters for holiday shopping.  The gift ideas can seem endless for the average beauty junkie.  However, the possibilities come to a deadend if you’re shopping for a beauty junkie who also happens to be a veganUrban Decay Cosmetics comes to the rescue with the perfect holiday gift idea.

Urban Decay has introduced a Vegan Palette!  It includes six of Urban Decay’s most popular eyeshadows (Twice Baked, Half baked, Smog, Minx, Urb, and Gunmetal), a travel size eyeliner pencil (24/7 Glide-on Eye Pencil in Zero), and a sample size of Eyeshadow Primer Potion (Sin).  The packaging alone is enough to fill you with holiday cheer; displaying artistic images of butterflies, puppies, and dolphins.  It retails for $34.00 USD.

The Urban Decay Vegan Palette is the perfect holiday gift  for any eco-friendly fashionista.  Go to and purchase it online or find it at your local Sephora or Ulta.  The Vegan Palette is a limited edition item, so don’t miss the chance at this unique gift idea.  CLICK HERE to learn about more healthy beauty products.   

Have you ever tried to decipher the ingredients of your beauty products?  If so, you probably felt you needed a degree in chemistry to understand exactly what you were using on your body.  Then comes the realization that the world of beauty and the world of all things natural and organic are very far apart.

Aveda has helped bridge the gap between these two worlds by providing one-stop shopping for natural beauty.  They manufacture a full line of makeup, hair care, and skin care products.  The entire line is naturally derived from plant products.   Aveda also offers salon and spa services for those who aren’t too keen on do-it-yourself treatments and prefer to be pampered.

Visit to find your local Aveda Institute.  Also, CLICK HERE to read Ms Toi’s article on the Aveda Institute of Atlanta.

Purchasing professional quality makeup brushes can be thought of as making an investment.  Adding to your collection of brushes does not come cheaply.  However, there is a cosmetics company offering high quality products without the high price.  You may not have heard of Sigma Makeup, but their buzz is growing louder.  

Sigma Makeup is a brand synonymous with quality and function.  Their products are handmade and developed to provide the highest quality standard.  Sigma offers a complete line of professional makeup brushes specifically designed to give flawless results.  Each brush is individually tested for performance, resistance, and durability.

In addition to the high quality, you can hold on to more of your hard earned cash.  Sigma Makeup products are reasonably priced compared to other top cosmetic companies.  Don’t miss out on the savingsCLICK HERE to check out Sigma Makeup’s awesome products and awesome prices.

If you’re not already obsessed over Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, you will once you learn what they’re all about.  Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics is also known as OCC.  They are famous for their innovative Lip Tars

Lip Tars are ultra pigmented, opaque, long-wearing lip colors that shine through in High-Definition photography.  These lip tars come in a wide range of colors enabling makeup artists to mix and blend to create any hue on the color wheel

In addition to their amazing products, OCC is also committed to quality.  Their products are 100% vegan and cruelty-free.  The Lip Tars in particular do not contain any harsh preservatives or parabens.  They are made with hemp oil, peppermint oil, and vitamin E

Click here to check out my “Click and Win” Giveaway video and see me demo a lip tar application.  Be sure to enter the contest for a chance to win OCC’s newly introduced Lip Tar colors.  Also, for more information on Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics visit their website at .


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