Beauty

Cleansing on the Go!

Closeup photo of removing eye makeupDecember is a busy month and most of us will be traveling for the Holidays. Sometimes being away causes us to break our normal beauty routine. Dinner parties, too many martinis, and then, the inevitable happens: you go to bed in a full face of makeup. But do not fret! To make cleansing easy and low maintenance, keep makeup wipes on hand. Just swipe off makeup with already-moistened towelettes, and call it a night. It is so easy! You don’t even need to go to the bathroom, keep a pack nearby, and clean up right before you hit the pillow.

When you sleep in makeup, your skin is missing peak times to breathe and repair itself. This can put your skin at risk for any number of problems. Read More

Men And Skincare

Bolin Webb RazorTHIS ONE’S FOR YOU, GENTLEMEN! (Ladies learn some tips for your man in case he is not reading this!)
Have you noticed more and more men’s skin care products popping up on the market? That’s because there is a heightened interest from men. Some men who used to wash their face with bar soap are realizing that there are better ways to take care of their skin. Below are a few products men swear by. Derived from plant and seed extracts, these luxe products moisturize, reduce redness, and fight wrinkles-without leaving you feeling greasy. By the way, info on this sexy razor is at the bottom of this story. Read More

Skincare Routine For Fall

Close-up of a Young Woman Getting Spa Treatment. Cosmetic CreamSince November is already here, I figured I’d kick off the month with some useful tips on how to update your skincare routine for fall. Just because fall is here doesn’t mean you can slack up on your skincare regimen.  Your skin actually produces more oil in the summertime, so it’s super important to change things up for fall and winter. Harsh weather can do a number on your delicate skin. There are several important things you should know when the temperatures start to drop. Read on to find out what you can do to get primed for the new season. Read More

Basic Makeup Brushes

Beautiful Young Woman Applying Makeup. Brunette GirlMakeup is supposed to help accentuate our features and enhance our look but when used incorrectly, it can do just the opposite. I see some women willing to spend a lot of money on a lipstick but really skimp on the tools that might make their makeup application easier and their products last longer. I recommend everyone to splurge on the best quality brushes. Basic set of good quality brushes is a must because best make up application happens with the right brushes. There are two main categories: natural-hair brushes (quarrel, sable, goat) and man-made (synthetic, nylon, polyester). My favorite ones are brushes made of teddy bear hair. Teddy Bear Hair is super soft and luxurious and made of fiber that Read More

Aging Hands

applying hand lotionWe spend so much time and energy paying attention to preventing and erasing wrinkles on our faces that we tend to forget other parts of our body, for example -our hands. Hands can age just as fast, if not faster than our faces can. So this would be a good time to show them some TLC.

Hands are the most exposed and uncared for parts of the body. They begin showing signs of aging much earlier. If you are like many women, your at-home hand care is limited to using dish washing detergent with moisturizer and maybe a drugstore hand cream now and then. But with just a bit more effort, you can improve the appearance of your hands right now, and 20 years from now. There are three main factors that can make your hands age. Read More

20/20-Deception

After I was badly portrayed on 20/20 interview due to network’s selectively chosen footage in order to mislead, I was contacted by Behind the Chair magazine to clarify my industry and my name. Hopefully the interview bellow will put everything in perspective.

There is nothing like a controversial news story to set opinions and hearts ablaze, especially when it involves one of our own. Recently, ABCs 20/20 broadcasted a segment called Confessions of a Hairstylist, which revealed the unpleasant goings-on of some salon practices.Hair Colorist Ilona Shine was interviewed for the episode and came under fire for negatively representing the salon industry as a whole. But according to Ilona, her intention during the interview was far from what was included in the broadcast. So we asked Ilona to give her side of the story, and to bare the facts that she says were left on the cutting room floor. Read More