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Beauty Notes: "Sugar" Music Video


3 DIY Looks

Look #1 - "Noir"

Wet-look hair using a heavy gel, comb through with fingers and scrunch to desired look.  

BB Cream foundation with a natural lip butter.  

Shimmery champagne eyeshadow base with a pop of coffee-colored shadow at lower lid/outer corner.

Line upper lid with dark brown pencil.  Optional: false lashes.

Tap lotion onto any part of skin that needs a dewiness.

Look #2 - "Cover Girl"

Spray hair liberally with Sea Salt Spray.

Begin brushing over a deep part as the texture begins to dry.

Pin opposite side hair tight behind neck.

Medium coverage foundation and soft matte powder finish.

Waterline with a nude pencil and swipe on a liquid black cat eye.

Apply fluttery long false lashes.

Define brows to desired look.

MAC Heroine lipstick.

Cut small strips of scotch tape and stick to center of nails, horizontally.

Paint two coats of dark grey polish and allow to dry.

Remove tape and apply topcoat.

Look #3 - "Dark Dancer"

Slick back hair with a strong hold gel.  Pin sides for shape.  

Powder face two shades lighter than your natural color.  

Carefully apply the darkest red lipstick, finishing with crimson liner for precision edges.

Swipe black shadow under lower lashes and out onto temples.  Blend thoroughly until there are no harsh lines.

Contour cheekbones with matte bronzer.


Beauty Sabbath


Give Your Face a Day Off.

Did you know your skin breathes, eats, drinks, and creates waste just like you do?  Think about it.  Using a great moisturizer can be a game changer since your skin absorbs (eats) whatever you put on it!  If you're not drinking enough water and getting dehydrated, your skin becomes dry and flakey.  Your pores allow your skin to get oxygen (breathe) and excrete sweat and bacteria (waste).

Taking care of your skin can be a complicated matter, but one of the simplest things you can do is give it a DAY OFF.  I'm talking NO makeup.  Let's add hair to that order and give it a break from scathing flat irons, curling irons, alcohol-based hairsprays, and product.  What have you got?  Why, it's a BEAUTY SABBATH!

Being on tour most of the year, I've noticed my skin and hair get "parched" the longer I go without a day off.  Stage makeup is pretty thick and the suicide roll doesn't get it's fabulous shape naturally.  I am constantly manipulating and abusing my skin and hair to look good on stage.  But I think anybody that has a job where they have to look "nice" is experiencing the same thing.  I urge you to try taking a BEAUTY SABBATH and see how beneficial it can be.


Pick (1) day per week that you can go au natural.  I chose Sunday because I usually don't work or socialize much on that day.  The ritual begins the night before (so in my case, Saturday).  The following list is in sequential order:

-Remove all nail polish (toes too)!  Do any trimming/filing necessary.  

-Take a long hot bath and scrub your entire body thoroughly with a natural soap and wash cloth, sponge, whatever you got.

-Shampoo your hair and apply an intensive repair mask, wrap it up and soak in the hot water for 5-10 minutes.

-Rinse it all off and get out!

-After you towel dry, you have 5 minutes to apply an organic moisturizer or body oil.  Really make a ritual out of it, like a self-massage.  Focus on dry spots and sore muscles.  

-Towel dry your hair and rub a few drops of argan oil between your palm, run through the lengths of your hair and throw it up into a loose bun.

-Using an eye makeup remover, get everything off, even the little black specks between your lashes.  

-Apply your facial moisturizer and a rich lip balm.

-Floss your teeth, brush thoroughly, and do a good mouthwash.  

Now sleep like a baby and spend the next day (your BEAUTY SABBATH) completely makeup free!  On Monday you will feel like a new person!