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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Bring it on Macy's!

It's about time! The most commonly asked for brand at Sephora is "Bobbi Brown." Atleast 3 times, everytime I work, I have a cleint asking me if we sell Bobbi Brown, and I have to say "no," and send them to Macy's. But not anymore, mwaahahahaa! Sephora now sells Bobbi Brown! Take that Macy's, bring it on!

You can check out the collection here.
I honestly have never tried the collection ever! So I'm super excited to see what all the fuss is about. Anyone really love Bobbi Brown? What are your favorites from the line?
xox Laura Beth

Sunday, September 19, 2010

How makeup can start a smile trend.

I had a client who is currently going through Chemotherapy and her eyebrows had fallen out due to the treatment. Her goal was to get the most natural look, and I was ambitious to satisfy her need. I tried a few different products, like eyebrow powder, markers and pencils. I really like the marker because it's water proof and usually people recieving chemo treatment can have hot sweats. But considering we were just working with skin and no brow, the markers looked so fake and so did the powder (plus the powder would never stay after a slight sweat). I avoided doing the pencil because I thought it would look the fakest, but I grabbed the right pencil: Benefit instant brow pencil in medium to dark. Her brows looked so natural. She was so happy with the results, and her boyfriend approved of my work. I was so happy to make her feel good about her brows again, she looked great!
To shape her brows I used stencils from Anastasia, petite arch, and it really worked well with her frame, and was the shape she once had. This product is really a good tool.
It felt good to help someone in a hard time in their life, her smile really made my day.

Share a Story with me below of a time makeup made you smile :)

xox Laura Beth

Friday, September 17, 2010

My 10 Beauty Mishabs, what are yours?

Here are some of my Beauty Mishabs, that can happen quite often:

1. Sneezing right after I'm done applying my mascara.

2. When I try on a bright lip and then change my mind and want to go lighter. The bright shade practically stains my lip and it's hard to go nude after.

3. Cleaning out my hair brush, I always forget and then it gets embarassing to look at.

4. When I apply my blush in dim light in the morning, and then get in the car and look in the natural light and realize I need to tone it down.

5. When the cold winter wind makes my eyes tear, and then I get to class (usually happens there most) and realize my liner is running.

6. When I over product my hair and my bangs fall flat. Luckily you can use baby powder to avoid rewashing, but it's still better when your hair just comes out right the first time.

7. Once my blow dryer died mid-way. I was going to see my boyfriend too, so I had to think quick. I ran over to my neighbors and begged to use hers. Luckily she said yes, and I finished my hair. But the next day I had to go out and buy a new blow dryer, $150 later...

8. When I sleep on my eyebrows awkward and they get stuck in a dracula/ Mr. Snuffy position. Nothing alittle water cant do, but if you wake up next to your man, and you had no idea, then it's so embarassing.

9. Sometimes I wish there was a lip balm that didn't come off, so when I kissed my boyfriend, I didn't have to re-apply.

10. When my brush begins to shed on my face, and I don't know. Then all day I'm finding little brush hairs all over my look, and worse is when someone tells you they're there.

What are some beauty mishabs you've encountered?

xox Laura Beth

Monday, September 13, 2010

Fashion's night out, Time square, pictures/ video!

As I posted earlier this week I was invited to work Fashion's Night Out in Time Square for Sephora, and the Temptu airbrush pro-team. I had such an amazing experience. When I first arrived I was part of the Temptu street team, where I literally had a Temptu airbrush strapped to my side and went around airbrushing random girls on the street. Doing instant in street makeovers was so outside my comfort level. Walking up to random strangers and saying, "you need some pop on those cheeks girls!" I was so surprised how many girls said "Definitely, let's do this!" It really helped me break a new barrier with myself, and now I can say I've done that.
After about 3 hours on the street team, the sun began to set, and I went inside to airbrush all night inside. Kat Von D was due to make an appearance at 7:15, and fans were beginning to pack in left and right. When she did arrive she came in the front door and the doors were on lock down. She went upstairs to spiff up and I was set to have lunch. Since the front elevator was being bombarded by people, I went up the back stairs, and guess who walks out? Kat Von D, who looked at me shyly and said, "Hey, how are you?" I said, "Hey" casually back and walked up to get my purse. I just thought to myself, did I just really do that. I just nonchalantly Heyed Kat Von D, like I knew her, haha. She was a doll the whole visit though, she didn't have to say hi, and she's on my celeb like list now, lol.

Kat Von D above, the best picture I got anyway, on my way out to lunch.
Below is my makeup for the event (Still in my pjs lol )Sephora also had live models all around the store, and in the front window. The models had alot of patience standing all night long. They were literally standing the whole time I was there, which was about 10 hours. I made one of the window models laugh by doing an awful dance in front of the window. I'm sure she won't get a paycheck cut for that though.
Temptu had temporary tattoos made for the night, I chose to apply this one:
I have some pictures of Kat Von D, but I didn't get an opportunity to take one with her because I was on the job, but this video really shows how hot she was. Her skin is flawless, and she's super tall.

I can't load the link onto this page because it belongs to Temptu, but I was there working and you see me within the video. I'm in the first 15 seconds in the video, and then two more times. Check it out.. it was such a fun event!

xox Laura Beth

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Oh no, Kim!

Sephora has given Kim Kardashian the boot! I'd say for good reason too. Kim had a deal with Sephora to sell her fragrance exclusively to them, it was in contract. Unfortunately Kim broke her promise, and is now rumoring to be selling her perfume in Target and Macy's. She broke the rules and Sephora kicked her to the curb. Guess she thought they wouldn't notice? haha. I think it's rather silly of her, if she stayed with Sephora she may have gotten a deal to make her own makeup line, that was actually of decent quality, like Kat Von D and Tarina Tarantino did, they were smart cookies. But I guess we'll never know now of the line that never was....

What do you think of Kim's move to Target/ Macy's, good or bad move?

xox Laura Beth

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Guess who's meeting Kat Von D?

I was invited to represent my store in a Temptu (airbrush) demonstration, were Kat Von D will be making an appearance. I am so excited to see her in person considering I love her makeup line. I'm not too much into her famous reality show L.A. Ink, I only saw it once. I just really love her line. Her Tattoo Concealer is one of my everyday makeup products, I couldn't live without it. It really does a miraculous coverage on my post blemish marks. I'm so excited and can't wait to show you all pictures, and updates of this day. I'll try and do as much research as possible, but I'm not sure how the day will pan out, because I will be getting paid to work there, so I have to work, but this is definitely fun work :)

xox Laura Beth
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