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Monday
May052014

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner! Libby Goes to Fashion Week!

Last week we ran a "rock your best red lip" selfie contest of our Facebook fan page and the prize was 2 *sold out* VIP tickets to the Savannah Fashion Week runway show! After many entries and a seriously close race of "likes", Libby Muenckler was named the winner. Thanks so much, Libby, for sending us a recap of your experience at the show along with these behind the scenes you captured including your winning selfie!

Well, Savannah proved it again - our small town has some big time fashion. I was lucky enough to win a pair of VIP tickets to Thursday nights Fashion show & I could not be more appreciative to Dollface by Jules!

From models to makeup & couture to casual - Savannah Fashion Week showed off the best of the best.  I was blown away by the designs from Troy Allen, Brooke Atwood, April Johnston & of course my good friend Emily Bargeron or as most of Savannah calls her - Mamie Ruth.

These designers prove that is does not matter where your studio space may be - their designs could wow runways in any major city. I wanted it all. Local boutiques such as BleuBelle, JPaige & James Gunn (Just to name a few) also proved that shopping local is the way to go in Savannah - again - I wanted it all. Every aspect of SFW was Local, Local, Local ... best of the best ... & again proved that our small town has some big time fashion.                            
- Libby

 

Monday
Mar172014

Camping + Beauty Routine = Happy Camper??? 

I recently went on my first real camping trip, and by real I mean a tent, no running water to speak of, and electricity… what is that?... Real camping. Now for the girl that always packs a separate bag for toiletries, i.e. hair and makeup, this was a source of serious PANIC. Not wanting to look like “that girl” to the other campers I decided it was time to simplify! And I actually made it an entire weekend without a suitcase full of beauty products. Gasp! The time and effort it saved me was, to put it mildly, liberating. This got me thinking that new moms, hard working professionals, and even busy students might be able to benefit from some simplification of their own routine.

First I thought, “What are my necessities?”…

Coconut oil- I use it for everything, facial cleanser, eye makeup remover, moisturizer, lip balm, the list goes on, not to mention it’s my favorite cooking oil!

SPF- you should not ever walk outside of your house without it on. Period!

Dry Shampoo- I’m so excited about this product Redken just released… It’s called Pillow Proof. My clients are loving it because it extends their blow outs for days and it weathered the test of time on my trip. It’s a two part system (so it did take up a little room in my bag). Part one is a primer, add your favorite styling products next, blow dry as usual and use part two as a refresher (dry shampoo) daily.

Bobby Pins- This may seem a little indulgent but they save my hair daily and if you are ever in a pinch, just channel your inner MacGyver… think of all the things he could’ve made happen with them!

Baby wipes- the possibilities are endless.

For my makeup (yes I wore some… vanity never dies) I prepped with a little coconut oil, a baby wipe and SPF. I dusted my face lightly with a pressed powder. They are great for quick even coverage. The Dollface girls always rely on Naked Minerals. Find it at www.nakedminerals.com

 

I then filled in my brows a bit, added some mascara, a little bronzer around the hairline, cheeks, and chin, and finished it off with a little tinted lip balm. To tell you the truth I’ve continued to keep up this look ever since and I love it, not to mention the time it saves me! I sprayed a little dry shampoo in my hair and pinned it up and I was ready to go for the day. 

Sometimes simplicity reigns!

 Photo by Erin Rene Photography Makeup by Emily Warren, Dollface by Jules So for all of my friends and family that laughed at the thought of me on this venture… I survived! Just because I enjoy makeup and hair and making things beautiful doesn’t mean that I don’t find beauty and enjoyment of nature and natural elements. In fact I think people are the most beautiful when they are natural and being outdoors inspires me. It was nice to be away from technology and the constant beep of my phone. I’m even looking forward to my next camping trip!

I hope this finds you all happy campers!

Until next time,

Emily  

 

Monday
Dec232013

Beauty Gift Guide!

Christmas is a time to go to parties, get dressed up, and my favorite hobby- SHOP! It is the ‘season of giving’ but sometimes you run out of gift ideas. I am here to help with that problem! Most girls enjoy beauty related gifts, so here are some of my personal favorites!

Wand Curling Iron ($44.00 at hairenvy.com): This is one of my favorite styling tools! It is easier to use if you are a beginner at curling your hair, and doesn’t leave any clamp marks! Also, it comes with a glove, so you won’t burn your fingers!

 

 

Essie Nail Polish in ‘As gold as it gets’ ($8.50 at ULTA): Fun, sparkly nail polish is perfect for the holidays, or any day! You can wear it on all of your fingers, or just one for a pop of sparkle. I love Essie’s nail polish, and I would suggest two coats! 

 

Pink Paddle Brush ($6.99 at Sally’s Beauty Supply): A brush is something that most people don’t by themselves often enough, but can definitely use! This is just a basic paddle brush, good for most hair types, and it’s PINK, of course!

 

 

DIY Magnetic Makeup Board: For a ‘do-it-yourselfer’ you could make this cute magnetic makeup board! This is a great way to make your gift personal, and save money. If you know the color scheme of the person’s get ready space, you can make it coordinate!

 

DIY Pumpkin Spice Lip Scrub: This is another ‘great do-it-yourself’ gift! During the colder months especially, a lip scrub can be a lifesaver for a night out that you want to wear red lips!

Click here for Jules' DIY recipe & easy directions!

 

I hope this will make your holiday shopping easier and maybe a little cheaper as well! Don't forget to subscribe to our blog and newsletter so you don't miss a beauty tip or trick!

Merry Christmas!

Love, Mandy

Monday
Dec022013

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Monday
Jul082013

Orange You Loving This Hot Summer Hue?

From coral to peach, from mandarin to salmon, I have found myself magnetically drawn to all things orange in my wardrobe, accessories, makeup and nail polish this summer.  Tangerine Tango was the Pantone Color of the Year for 2012, but the momentum has by no means slowed down.

When the sun comes out and temperatures rise, peach and coral shades help to bring a healthy fresh glow to sun-kissed skin.  Orange is everywhere I seem to look!  From avante-garde runway looks, to editorial publications, to wearable red carpet glamour, shades of orange have become welcome alternatives to pinks and reds. 

 

 

 

On June 6, our friends at MAC released a limited edition collection All About Orange featuring 8 gorgeous lipsticks, 3 blushes, 3 Creamsheen Lip Glasses and a eye shadow quad called Rainy Season that complements the juicy tones beautifully!  Check out the entire All About Orange line of products photographed by fellow beauty blogger, Karen of Makeup and Beauty Blog.

 

 

 


After seeing these beautiful hues created by MAC, I was inspired to create a few makeup looks of my own featuring a Dollface favorite, TEMPTU AIRpods.  To create the fresh monochromatic daytime look that I did on my model Maricela, I let the Clementine AIRpod shine!

For her eyes, I applied Clementine blush on her lids, then used a taupe matte shadow on her crease to create dimension; then I applied Champagne highlighter to the inner corner of her eyes for a pop of brightness.  Her cheeks are Clementine blush and Champagne highlighter.  And on her lips, I applied the Clementine blush by spraying the product onto a cosmetic wedge and patted it onto her lips.  I followed up with a red/orange lip liner I found at Big Lots and topped it all off with clear gloss.  Doesn’t she look stunning?!

 

 

For a more evening look, I created a smoky eye using Make Up For Ever Aqua Shadow in #15 all over the lid and on the lower lash line. Then I brought in a bit of orange by layering Clementine blush over it the cream shadow by spraying the product on a sponge.  Finally, I added bit of dark brown matte shadow in my crease.  Like the daytime look, I applied – you guessed it – Clementine blush on my cheeks.  And on my lips I am wearing Sunflower by NYX. 

Although this color family can be intimidating at first glance, I can assure you that there is a shade out there to compliment every skin tone.  Those with blue eyes will find that oranges will make your baby blues POP!  If your skin has a naturally red undertone or if you suffer from rosacea, I encourage you to use coral blushes to bring a beautiful natural flush to your face without accentuating redness.  So go out there and be bold… you’ll be glad you did!

Xoxo,

Melissa