Wednesday, August 19, 2015

My Day Job...

I have been doing hair since 1999. This is my day job, a hairstylist. I love what I do. I am not where I want to be in my life but surely I will get there. Hard work and dedication pays off.

I used Pravana in purple and Redken 4rv. She wanted a change so I gave it to her. She loved it and there goes another happy client. Connect with me on Facebook and also my hair IG gisell_hairstylist

Saturday, August 15, 2015

It's Your Brush Love by IT Cosmetics

I love this cleaner. It cleans instantly. It is easy to use and I know you will love it.
How often do you clean your makeup brushes? Although this tends to be the one thing we most overlook, it is one of the most important things we can do! Bacteria and natural oils transmit onto your brushes every time they come in contact with your skin. And if you are using them on clients, you may be picking up germs and transferring them onto other people including you.
How is this cleanser different you might be asking yourself? Easy! Spray generously onto brush to dissolve any makeup. Gently wipe the brush onto the napkin. Dries quick in no more than 2minutes.  That simple!
What's your favorite brush cleanser?

Friday, August 14, 2015

Advanced Acne Wrinkle Reducer and Anti-Aging Moisturizer by Murad

What it is:A treatment for adult acne-prone skin, that clears and prevents acne and hormonal breakouts and Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

What it is formulated to do:
Developed for adult acne-prone skin, this acne formula treats and prevents future breakouts in one application. Enriched with Kombucha Collagen Defense®: derived from nutrient-rich, black tea ferment, it works to minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful-looking complexion—without over-drying.

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens

What else you need to know:
This product is noncomedogenic, gluten-free, dermatologist developed, and it is not tested on animals.
This ultra-light, fast absorbing moisturizer hydrates without causing blemishes while defending against early signs of aging with broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection. Kombucha Collagen Defense® reduces the appearance of fine lines for a youthful-looking complexion.
I swear by this product line. Murad products works perfectly. Take care of your skin. You only have one and you cannot replace it. Murad is the best line around. All I can say is that my skin looked really plump, hydrated and bright when I was using this moisturizer and I certainly believe that with consistent use this moisturizer would work wonders for my skin. I'd really like properly trial this out after I finish my Correcting Moisturizer. Basically, if you have dry, combination or dull skin and you're looking to really invest in some skincare that's going to really *do* something for your skin then I'd recommend giving this a try.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

My Sculpted Face by IT Cosmetics
Follow the detailed face sculpting chart for reference. Apply as the final step in your makeup routine, over the top of your foundation. Using The Heavenly Luxe® Mega Fan Brush or the Heavenly Luxe® French Boutique Blush Brush, dust on one or more of the contour shades in areas that need to be minimized. The contour powder should be a few shades darker than your skin tone and should mimic the color of a natural shadow. Next, dust on one of the highlighting shades to areas that need a bit of enhancing. The highlighting helps maximize your best features by pulling them forward. Complete instruction guide included with special sections on how to enhance or hide each desired feature.
Key Benefits:
  • Maximize your most beautiful features, minimize others
  • Look 10 lbs. slimmer and 10 years younger instantly
  • Universal, perfect for all skin tones
  • Easy to use face chart included

I love to contour. I believe in because it does work.  For example: me. I have no cheekbones at all. I do have double chin and this works magic on me. I contour all my problems away and I highlight the parts I wish I had. That simple. Here is my results:

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Poreless Pressed Powder by IT Cosmetics
What it is: this product is a new take on it Cosmetics’ best-selling Bye Bye Pores, which is a translucent, loose formulation that works to prevent shine and visible pores. It’s a VERY fine milled silky-feeling powder.
My thoughts:
Pros • It blurs my pores and acne scars. Gives me a much ‘softer’ look. • You only need a little bit, just a light dusting. • It keeps my skin from getting super oily. • The compact has a mirror and a puff, perfect to blot on-the-go. • Just as good as the loose powder, just easier to use.
Cons • It leaves a slight white cast, especially noticeable in pictures. • If you use too much you end up with a chalky looking finish. • It changes the shade of my foundation a little bit (makes it slightly lighter especially on pictures).
My advice when using this new pressed version is not to use too much. It’s light and when used correctly it makes your foundation look flawless! My pores and acne-scars are a lot less visible. Plus, it keeps my oily t-zone under control. It gives me the same result as the loose powder, just a lot less messy! Use it gently around the hairline FYI.


Monday, August 3, 2015

My New Hair Cut

I want to share pictures of my new haircut. It is a bob, slightly longer on the sides. I cut off about 5 to 6 inches and most of my ombre was cut off. I am pleased to say that even with all that off the color still looks amazing.
I love it!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Fulom Penetrating Hydration

Moisturizing Face Cream
Extra Care Body Lotion
Cleanser for face and body

The cleanser is not only for your face but your body as well. I have tried other cleansers who have stated they are usable for face and body only to find it has been over-drying for my face. I have to be careful with scents and body shower gels tend to have fragrance and that is something I try to stay away from. The cleanser is very clean smelling. Foams up nicely and pretty much does its job. I have it stocked in my shower. Fulom Face and Body Cleanser rejuvenates the skin through a gentle cleansing process that hydrates and minimizes removal of skins natural oils. This is accomplished through use of mild soap agents, pH adjusted, humectants (maintains moisture) and organic fulvic acid. The simple light fragrance contained in the cleanser is refreshing and designed for the most sensitive skin.

The moisturizer I really like! Light, airy with a soft scent. Really nice in fact. It is really a light creamy moisturizer. My skin loves it! The moisturizer doesn’t have sunscreen which is a very important ingredient for me. Fulom Dry Skin Moisturizing Cream was developed to nurture dry skin and relieve itch through maximizing nutrient replacement as well as aid protecting exposed skin. A blend of ‘gentle skin’ ingredients and fulvic acid readily penetrates the skin without streaking or leaving an oily feeling.

The body lotion works fabulous on my skin. It is not heavy and does not have a sticky feel. Absorbs quickly and keeps your skin moisturize. I love it.

The whole product line would be great for someone with really dry skin! I use the body lotion on my hands all the time especially with my career as a hairstylist my hands is always in the water.

Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Murad 3 Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture and Perfecting Serum Skin Care Products

Murad is my 1st choice for my personal skin care.

Murad's Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture
 is a treatment moisturizer you should definitely consider if you can use products with retinyl palmitate in them. Retinyl palmitate is a fabulous anti-aging ingredient. You can apply this in the morning, before the makeup if you want or alone. I love this olotion because it keeps my face hydrated all day. This moisturizer is gentle enough for sensitive skin and effective enough to be used with all of Murad’s anti-aging products for increased hydration. The velvety formula provides moisture, smoothness, and comfort, leaving the skin perfectly polished and radiant.
Hydrate your skin all day long. I love it!!!!

Murad Products to Soothe the Redness on Sensitive Skin

Murad Redness Therapy Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum is a multi tasking product that improves hydration and calms irritated skin while reducing sensitivity. Formulated with super hydrators that hold up to 1,000 times their weight in water this serum eases irritation caused by waxing, professional skincare services, sunburn and allergens. If you’re looking for a skin care solution that provides moisture and hydration while not aggravating sensitive skin that’s prone to redness and irritation, then Sensitive Skin Soothing Serum is perfect for you.

Although I swear by most of Murad products I am sad to say that theses did not work for my redness. That's does not mean that it wont work for you. So do not stop yourself for not trying it. I love Murad products and they do not disappoint. It is just that sometimes products works differently on other people.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Tattooed Eyeliner by Skone Cosmetics



Tattooed eyeliner has a liquid felt tip pen applicator that's super easy to use to create lines, cat eyes, or wings.  It's waterproof, smudge proof and won't run or feather. Literally lasts ALL day – even through a workout!


This liner has a long super fine tip that makes detail work a breeze. It glides on smoothly and once it sets, it's not coming off easily! It starts light at first but you can build up to make the color darker. I love my tattooed eyeliner.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Murad Skin Care Products Review

Rapid Age Spot and Pigment Lightening Serum
What it does?
Fast-acting treatment featuring Hydroquinone fades away dark spots, age spots, and freckles. Evens out skin tone to reveal a clearer, brighter complexion while inhibiting future pigment formation.
85% of users saw spots lighten in 1 week based on a Murad sponsored study.
Just to clarify, I do not use this two products together. I use the serum to lighten my age spots and some light freckles on my cheeks. I love it of course. Murad does not disappoint again. I have never used this product and it did its job. How do I know? because people ask me why is my face so clear? Thank you Murad

Acne Clarifying Mask
What it does?
This weekly treatment for acne-prone skin featuring a natural clay-based formula calms skin, reduces irritation and minimizes breakouts. Helps absorbs pore clogging dirt and oil as it draws out impurities.
To be honest I do not have an acne problem but I do get those when it is time for my menstrual period. I get those hard acnes that hurt and are impossible to squeeze. Well this mask is awesome. I apply it to my problem areas only. So it definitely should last you a while. I really feel it getting down into my pores and cleaning them out. I will recommend this mask to anyone who has acne prone skin.
You will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Slim Quick Pure Shakes

It has now been 1 week since I started this experiment, and I can report that it does take away hunger. I only take it twice a day when eating, six hours apart, so I take it with breakfast, then a snack six hours later. Perhaps I should mention here, that I’m now down 5 pounds. I am super excited. We’ll see how it all comes down. The taste is excellent. Give it a try and let me know how you like it.

SlimQuick Pure Protein Powder

  • Protein powder designed for women
  • Weight-loss supplement
  • Helps to create lean muscle and boost metabolism
  • Designed to aid with calorie control by helping you feel full
  • Formulated with antioxidants, calcium, vitamin D, and BioPure Green Tea
  • Delivers 10 grams of protein per serving
  • 300 grams per container
  • Serving size: one scoop (approximately 20 grams)
  • Double chocolate flavor

Monday, June 22, 2015

Elite Serum Extra Strenght Syringe for Eye Wrinkles


I want to introduce to you this amazing eye serum drops. Like most women in their early 30's, I've started to notice the crows feet around my eyes, some times dark under eye circles, especially when I haven't had enough sleep, and more recently. I have noticed lately I've used more concealer around the eyes to help cover up the problem, but that's only hiding the problem. I want to fix the problem but am not yet ready to try botox or something more serious. Besides they are very costly, beauty services and I do not have the money to waste.
When I first got my Elite Serum, I was completely fascinated with the Syringe-like bottle this serum comes in. I really liked how it deposits the correct amount for you. Once applied to my eye area, I love how cool it felt around my eyes. At first it seemed like I was applying too much serum, but my skin soaked it right up within minutes! I loved immediately how moisturized my eye area. To order and read more information please visit their website at:
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Saturday, June 13, 2015

IT Cosmetics New Collection Reveal as of June 8th 2015

I love IT Cosmetics
Flawless look. You must try to see for yourself. The quality is amazing which means it is strongly pigmented. A little goes a long way. I love IT Cosmetics. Try for yourself.
 The highlight~


Friday, June 12, 2015

Murad Skin Care Products

 Invisiblur Perfecting Shield

Flawless and fabulous in just one step. This invisible skin perfecting shield blends together advanced treatment, primer and SPF technologies to immediately blur and protect while combating the signs of aging.

The barley oil used in this formula is a naturally gluten-free substance.

Intensive Wrinkle Reducer for eyes

Specifically formulated for the delicate eye area to significantly reduce the appearance of crow's feet and dramatically improve skin firmness.

Youth Builder Dietary Supplement

Combats visible signs of aging from the inside by reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and supporting increased collagen production and elasticity.

My skin is tight as can be at 38 years old. I love Murad and my skin is worth every penny.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Exposed Skin Care Products

This is my review on the Exposed Skin Care line. This is a four step night and day kit. It includes a facewash, toner, a day cream, a night cream, and a washcloth. The expanded kit has the moisturizer with it.

What It Claims: "Clearer skin in 30 days guaranteed. "
For me was its use of natural products. I have sensitive skin, so trying to stay away from harsh chemicals is a must. The website claims it is for all skin types and the acne medication part of their formula is suppose to be gentle for the skin. I love gentle products with gentle ingredients.
Product Texture/Application:
Step 1: Facewash: The first you do is wash your face. You only need a bit and it lathers up really well. I washed my face with lukewarm water and rinsed with lukewarm water.
Step 2: Toner: I think out of all the steps, the toner was my favorite. I applied it with a cotton square and it felt amazing on the skin. Instant cooling effect and it closes pores. One of my favorite products but the moisturizer wins for me.
Step 3:Clear Pore Serum (Night)/Acne Treatment Serum (Day): The night treatment cleans out your pores and fight acne at night. The day serum is suppose to prevent acne and keep the skin clear of those nasty acne producing bacteria.  They both spread very easily and you only need a wee bit amount. They both smell awful. I think out of all the bottles, these two are the worse. But then again, these are the products that are most important, so all the medication is here.
Step 4: Moisturizer: I loved. Kept my face moisturize all day. This part is very important to me.
Results/Review: I was IN LOVE with the product the two weeks I used the kit. My skin when to normal and I didn't get any other blemish. It also reduced or completely destroyed any acne I did have on my face. I really thought I found the perfect product for me and you.


Tuesday, June 2, 2015

How to Protect Your Hair from the Summer Sun and Pools

Summer is coming – there’s really no stopping it – and, while that’s great news for all of us beach lovers, summer adventures often take a toll on our hair. Whether you’re out in the sun all day or are hitting the pool, the sun, salt and chlorine can destroy your mane. So what can you do protect it? Here are some tips you can try:
Rinse your hair before you go in the water. Sounds odd, right? If you saturate your hair in cool, clean water first, your hair is less likely to immediately absorb all that salt or chlorine. Think of the extra rinse as an extra layer of protection. I also apply a leave in conditioner and secure in a bun.

Rinse and repeat conditioner!  After spending a day at the pool or the beach remember to thoroughly rinse your hair with cool, fresh water when you get out of the water. You can even look for an after-pool chlorine rinse or shampoo to help get every ounce of those harsh chemicals out.

Sunscreen for your hair! Believe it or not, your hair is just as sensitive as your skin and lathering up with shampoo and conditioner that includes sun protection.

Moisturize. By giving your hair the extra moisture it craves, you can build up the strength in the shaft of the hair. This added strength will help your locks protect themselves from the penetration of chlorine and other harmful pool chemicals. In other words, load up on the conditioner and give your hair an extra special treat with occasional leave-in treatments. never enough protection, I say.

Get a regular trim. Trims will help the healthy hair stand strong against the tough UV rays, salt water and harsh pool chemicals. When your hair is already dry, its defenses are down and the results will just mean more dry hair. Trim those ends and start summer with a healthy head of hair.

Enjoy Summer 2015

Friday, May 22, 2015

Murad Skin Care Line for Men


Murad Man Regimen


Complete regimen provides a superior shave, deep cleaning and delivers oil-free hydration and sun protection. Also reduces redness, bumps and irritation to leave skin soft and smooth.

The Benefits

Murad Man is a brand of doctor-developed formulas designed to provide powerful, yet simple, solutions to concerns specific to men’s skin. This patented approach provides a comfortable shave and deep cleans as it inhibits irritation and razor bumps for skin that feels and looks its healthiest.

How to Use

Massage a moderate amount of Cleansing Shave over dampened face and neck to build up a rich lather. Shave as normal rinse and pat dry. Repeat cleansing in the evening. After shaving apply Razor Burn Rescue onto face and neck, for severe razor burn use twice daily. Follow with Face Defense in the morning, massage over face and neck. For optimal results, use recommended Murad evening moisturizer.

My results:
This shaving cream really picks up the hairs  on my skin and gives me such a smooth shave. The product is concentrated so I don’t have to use so much. Murad is the best skin care out there.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Conflict Of Interest 2

It's LIVE! Happy release day for me today. I am so happy that I get to share this romance story with you all. I love Evan Daniels and if you like those alpha males you will love Evan. Please share with everyone and if you read this book, let me know your thoughts.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Age Reform Day Regimen by Murad


I really like how all Murad products are labeled with a number on each bottle that signifies what order you need to apply them. Skin care with all it's serums and moisturizers, can get pretty confusing sometimes, so I appreciate the clarity.

The first step in this regimen is the Refreshing Cleanser. This cleanser is gentle and hydrating while still giving you a deep clean. After using it, my skin feels very clean and soft. It comes in a really big tube, and the product lathers, so you don't have to use a lot. A little can go along way.

The next step is to apply the Complete Reform. This product firms, exfoliates and provides softer, smoother skin day and night. It's supposed to increase firmness 61% after just one application. I agree that my skin feels more firm and tight after application as well as more hydrated.

The third step is the Perfecting Day Cream. This cream not only moisturizes, but it also protects your skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, as it contains SPF 30. It has the same consistency and scent as sunscreen, but it doesn't leave your skin as oily. My skin feels supremely moisturized after application.

My Opinion:

 I love this line of skin care products. It's one of my favorites. All of the products work so well together and on my skin. My skin has been looking healthier and more radiant than ever.


The Benefits:

Designed to combat signs of aging and soften fine lines and wrinkles. Restores suppleness and provides a smooth, younger-looking complexion.


This comprehensive anti-aging regimen features Dr. Murad's signature Glycolic Acid formulation to minimize dullness, roughness and dryness while maximizing skin's firm, youthful appearance.



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Treat Pesky Cellulite With Biopolar Radiofrequency Energy

The time has never been better to address nagging issues of appearance. With innovative advances in skin care technology, it is now safe and affordable to treat skin conditions that can cause devastating effects on self-esteem. Across Canada, women are stepping out of the shadow of negative body image issues by trying state-of-the-art skin tightening therapy.

Due to the way women’s skin is composed, cellulite is a common condition that affects 90% of the female population. Their skin is naturally thinner with less supportive structure reinforcing its surface, and their bodies have a naturally higher fat to muscle ratio. While these features are completely harmless, it does cause the undesirable dimpled look of cellulite. When large areas like the thighs, stomach, and buttocks are afflicted by cellulite, many women find it hard to feel comfortable in their own skin.

Skin tightening treatments aim to increase self-esteem by reducing the appearance of cellulite. In a completely safe and non-invasive treatment, skin care professionals use state-of-the-art bipolar radiofrequency to target the cause of cellulite. An RF emitting laser is administered to the skin, and its heat encourages the body into a naturally occurring wound healing process. The laser aims at collagen and other fibres that make up the supportive structure of the epidermis, and the healing process causes your body to regrow and strengthen the parts where they have become loose. The result is stronger and tighter looking skin. While this regenerative process is happening deep under the skin, circulation to the area is naturally increased. The increased blood flow encourages the break down and absorption of fat cells. 

The immediate benefit of skin tightening therapy is tighter, smoother looking skin; however, its long-lasting effects are immeasurable. By eliminating the features that cause self-consciousness, women see an enduring boost in their self-esteem. Self-worth and self-confidence are at an all-time high when one doesn’t have to worry about looks.

Rapid development within the skin care profession has made these treatments affordable to anyone who wants to improve their quality of life. To find a skin care clinic that offers these treatment, be sure to find a location that hires only fully trained and experienced skin care technicians. The technicians of Hairfree Laser Skin Clinics are experts in administering the advanced lasers, ensuring that your treatments are safe, harmless, and fast. When you visit a caring, experienced technician, you’ll never need recuperative down time, so you can go on living your daily life without any interruptions. 

Any stigmas surrounding cosmetic enhancements have evaporated as these methods have been proven to be safe and effective. For women who want to remove cellulite that stops them from living the life they want, skin tightening treatments can create a brighter and more confident future.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

My Looks With Motives Cosmetics

I am loving Motives Cosmetics. I am trying new looks with them. Love to play around and they fabulous. Come and join the fun.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! Five-Piece Collection


IT Cosmetics CC+ Your Way To Radiant Skin! Five-Piece Collection ($72.00 regularly, $59.96 today) is QVC’s TSV for today (the 27th). I received the set yesterday, and I haven’t been able to test everything, but I thought I’d share swatches and preliminary thoughts. I believe the majority of the products are new and permanent, so I expect to review some of the pieces individually once I’ve finished testing!

Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC+ Cream Illumination: very dewy, very radiant; doesn’t feel heavy, slightly more than medium coverage (I’ve only worn it once, but one pump of product was a little more than medium coverage), only saw very fine shimmer in a 5x magnifying situation.
Anti-Aging Vitality Face Disc: This is already available on its own for $38 normally. The highlight is very strong and a little goes a long way, blush is pigmented and blendable, bronzer felt smooth but thin and not as pigmented or as blendable as the highlighter/blush.
Pretty in Spring Eyeshadow Trio: consists of a light beige with warm undertones and a frosted finish, rosy peach with warm undertones and a satin finish, and dark brown with warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It created a very warm, reddish look used together. Pigmentation was good to great, textures were blendable, the two more matte shades were slightly powdery.
No-Tug® Dual Airbrush Eyeshadow Brush: dual-ended brush with a velvety-matte black handle in the middle. There were no immediate cons from using it once.
Heavenly Luxe® Radiance Wand Brush: large, fluffy, moderately dense face brush with a lightly domed, tapered tip. The brush head felt soft on the skin but is rather large, so while it felt nice to use, it seemed best for applying really sheer color on a larger area, but applying the highlighter just on the cheek bones was more challenging, even when using just the tapered edge.

My Opinion:
I love IT Cosmetics. Especially the brushes. It gives such a flawless result.



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