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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Top Secrets to Having Flawless Wedding Day Makeup

Top Secrets to Having Flawless Wedding Day Makeup

The day every girls dreams about is coming true for you! The man of your dreams has proposed, you have been showing off your ring, and smiling from ear to ear for days. Now that you two have set your date it is time to start planning, booking, and securing important people to make your day go off with no errors or bridezilla moments.

Booking your makeup artist is one of the most important people you need on your big day. Why? You will take thousands of pictures that will last for a lifetime.... When you look back at those pictures what do you want to say?

Here's a list of things you don't want to say:
1. OMG my brows were huge!
2. OMG what was the beauty trend!?
3. OMG that doesn't look at me!

To prevent from having those moments there a few secrets you need to know and I am spilling allll the tea. Shhhhh and tell all your friends.

Preparing your skin for your wedding day is as important as finding the venue...no one wants to get married with bad skin or at a horrible location. Ok...maybe a little dramatic but both statements are very true.

One of the biggest regrets #luxbrides tell me is that they didn't have a skin routine leading up to their big day BUT expected to have flawless skin. You will be stressed and filled with emotions which can be very harsh on the skin causing breakouts, premature wrinkles and/or blemishes.

So if your big day is approaching you want to read the tops secrets to having flawless wedding day makeup! You can totally play Flawless by Beyonce as you read to set the mood. Lol

#1- Find a Dermatologist 
Don't waste time hiring Google to help your skin. Invest in a real doctor to tell you what is going on with your skin. Once the doc has spoken you can choose how to proceed. Personally I didn't like the medications given so I went old school/ remedy to calm and stop acne. Before going to the doctor I thought I had eczema - spent hundreds on products that didn't work because they were the WRONG products. Find a great dermatologist in your location HERE

#2- Create a skin care regimen.
Now that you have completed step 1 it is time to get that skin glowing. Creating a skin care regimen is needed for daily usage. Don't stop once you start to see results- this is our biggest mistake. Instead continue to use until after the honey moon. Find out your skin type HERE to start the process. Knowing your skin type will also help the makeup artist use the right type of foundation. Using the wrong skin type foundation or products can prevent makeup lasting for long periods of time after application.

A few in-store products I recommend for all skin types are;
- Face wash
- Witch Hazel
- Astringent

#3- Get a facial. 
Depending on your skin type you may need a couple of facials before your big day. I would not recommend more than 1 facial a month. Facials are that hidden gem we forget about because it sounds sooo expensive. However, there are many benefits your skin is missing out on that can help you have flawless wedding day makeup. Some of the benefits include; deep cleaning (a wash cloth & soap won't do this), anti-aging (no stress or premature wrinkles), skin rejuvenation, calming (relax during this high stress time), and will help your skin regimen perform at its best.
* -want a blog post about the different types of facials? Let me know below.)-*

#4- Under eye mask it.  
Hydrating the under eye will reduce the puffiness from the bachelorette party the night before and prevent creasing of the concealer. The Wandar eye mask instantly brighten and tighten the skin around the eye area. In all your pictures the focus is mainly the dress and eyes. If the eyes look tired, red, or puffy they will show up in pictures which will require your photographer to do additional editing or show up in the countless phone pictures from guest. Don't skip the eye mask before makeup application.

#5- Hire a professional makeup artist.
I know you are probably thinking..this is not a secret Christina. However, I have heard countless horror stories from brides to be about how their makeup artist didn't give a consultation (red flag), unprofessional (cussing or bad attitude), couldn't get in contact with them after paying deposit and many many many more stories. Don't hire your friend who is just starting out or cousin who changes passions monthly to support their dream- save that for going out nights or practice sessions. Your wedding day is a moment you have to remember FOREVER & pictures can only be edited so much before you say "OMG that doesn't look like me"! Determine the type of look you want- natural, dramatic, modern etc. Depending on your request the artist may not be the best in that application. Ask for their work, attend bridal shows, or just book a #luxexperience if we can't help you I will point you in the right direction. Overall, hire a professional makeup artist.

Many of the top secrets focus on your skin because flawless makeup is only as great as the skin it is applied too! 

Don't make the mistake thousands of brides do yearly putting their skin last. Have a beauty question? Leave it below and it can be the next blog post.

Thank you for reading this blog post. Stay lux & confident!

Don't forget to follow on social for more advice, tips, and more!

Your Beauty & Style Expert



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Best Shoe Sites For Women Size 4 and Up!

Best Shoe Sites For Women Size 4 and Up!

Do you remember the scene from Cinderella when every girl in the village tried to fit the glass slipper? It was a dream to marry the prince and it could happen if they could fit the slipper. However, no one could fit the shoe because it belonged to Cinderella and her foot was super small.

Finding small shoes can be hard to locate because most shoe companies only sale sizes 4.5 -5 in samples. However, like Cinderella small feet are special too and those who wear small sizes should also feel like a Queen when shopping. I cant guarantee a prince with purchase but I can guarantee a stylish shoe with compliments! 

Like clients who have large feet I also have clients who have small feet.
One of my lovely followers on Facebook said “Finding nice heels in size 5 is the hardest”. 

I never want shopping to be hard that is why when I read that comment I knew I had to make a post for my #luxbabes who are struggling to find nice, cute, chic, and stylish shoes. Let’s get back to exciting shoe shopping days!

If you need help finding shoes for sizes 9-15…yes 15…read 5 Shoe Sites for Sizes 9-15! Maybe you have a friend or relative who’s always upset they can’t find cute shoes in their large size so make sure to share!

1. Cinderella of Boston -(Perfect name right!) 

2. Aldo 

3. Jildor 

4. Marmi - The perfect small shoe size boutique. 

5. Zappos - (Something for every size and gender. Sooo under rated.) 

Thank you for reading this blog post. Stay lux & confident!

Don't forget to follow on social for more advice, tips, and more! @pinkluxpl 

Your Beauty & Style Expert



Friday, May 25, 2018

Best Shoe Sites for Women Size 9-15

Best Shoe Sites for Women Size 9-15

You have your glass of wine, music playing on Pandora, and laptop open (or phone) ready to search for new shoes! Let’s be honest who doesn’t like shopping for shoes?? We only have two feet but need tons to choose from…yes NEED! Lol So many styles to choose from but only a few are lucky to get added to the cart.

However, if you have a size 9 and up foot the shoe shopping experience may not be as exciting.

It’s more like wine, music, laptop, searching on dozens of websites, starting to feel frustrated, being frustrated, filling wine glass again and trying to find what you need but ending up with ugly, plain, flats. Yea, doesn't really sound like a great evening anymore.

Your evening can end GREAT! Keep reading...

So many of my clients have super stylish outfits but feel limited to shoes- they have the basic black, nude, and brown shoes. I preach building the basics first but it can make getting dressed boring if you are limited to only 3 styles. Even minimalist have 5 types to choose from on a daily basis.

Well no worries…I did all the research for you so save your time and get back to enjoying the shoe shopping experience. Below are the bestshoe sites for women size 9-15….YEP I found up to a size 15! Woohoo…do your happy dance!

Just let me know if you find something cute below in the comments or over on social media –Instagram : @pinkluxpl

4. Zappos

Thank you for reading this blog post. Stay lux & confident!

Don't forget to follow on social for more advice, tips, and more! @pinkluxpl 

Your Beauty & Style Expert



Thursday, January 25, 2018

10 Most Common Wardrobe Mistakes

10 Most Common Wardrobe Mistakes

Women love to shop! It is true. Have you ever found yourself just randomly scrolling on a website then one week later (or if you were on Amazon 2 days later) a box arrives at the door. You open the box, tear the package open and your eyes smize at your new garment. (Best feeling- I know.) Some times that item becomes a favorite you wear over and over. However, 80% of the time that item only gets worn a handful of times before it’s replaced by something else you temporarily love.

 (Image Pexels)
Unfortunately, for some this cycle goes on year after year usually ending in mornings with nothing to wear. In 2018 I don’t want you going through the endless unhappy wardrobe cycle. This is why I wanted to share the 10 most common wardrobe mistakes shoppers make year after year! 

1. You don’t reflect.
Before shopping take a look at your current closet. Find those items you love and determine WHY. Are they a certain color, silhouette, fabric? Did you feel amazing in it? Often we purchase new items without reflecting on what we have or what it can be worn with in your closet. If you can’t wear it with at least 3-5 garments –it’s a NO!

2. You don’t plan.
Seasons change the same time every year however, you wait until mid or the end of the season to try to stock up on necessities. Shop one month before the season starts to get first picks of selections. Shopping tip* stores update/stock inventory one-two months before the season changes. Also, create a budget and plan accordingly.

3. You purge but repurchase similar items.
If you purge the item DON’T look back or have purge remorse. Treat it like a bad ex and move on.

4. You don’t use a tailor.
A tailor is not just someone you see on your wedding day. Find a great one and hold on to him/her. Love an item but can’t fit it anymore? If it is worth it, take it to tailor. Fall back in love with the garment once it fits.

5. You buy for the number not for comfort.
A certain size doesn’t mean you are not or less beautiful. Instead of tearing yourself apart because of a number focus on the fit and how amazing you look in the garment. If it doesn’t fit instantly compliment yourself DON’T bash your body. ~Self script: Omg it doesn’t fit…I love my legs, booty, and hips so let’s find something that makes them stand out! Smile and go find that item.

6. You haven’t determined your style/ personal brand image.
This can be hard especially if you don’t know where to start. Sorry to tell you that having dozens of pinterst boards or taking style box quizzes are not going to help- it is a great start. Get someone who is not biased to help or who doesn’t want to create a mini them. Remember if you never ask you will never know.

7. You don’t measure yourself.
Stepping on the scale and measuring yourself can be the most dreadful experiences like ever! Instead look at measuring your body as a tool and piece of knowledge to help you grow into the best YOU! I recommend measuring twice a year (Jan-June & July-Dec).

8. You still think quantity matters not quality.
Can you barely see all your clothes in the closet? Do you feel like nothing represents you well? If so buying more is not the answer. Instead review 1-7 and get quality pieces girl! No need for 7 pairs of black jeans….like really…when do you wear the 7th pair? Keep your fav 2-3 and purge the others.

9. You still think you have to lose 10-100lbs to have a great wardrobe.
This is the #1 reason I hear as a personal stylist. I have some great news- YOU LOOK AMAZING already! A great wardrobe/style is available for ANY size. You don’t have to wait. Learn now and it will help you no matter your size or shape.

10. You don’t think you make wardrobe mistakes or need help!
Criticize or correct? One is easy to do but the other takes looking in the mirror. Which one will you do in 2018? Will you break the mistake cycle?

Do you make a wardrobe mistake I didn’t list? If so tag us and  tell us on Instagram or Facebook @pinkluxpl

Thank you for reading this blog post stay lux & confident!

Your Beauty & Style Expert


Tuesday, January 9, 2018

5 Beauty Products Every Video Content Creator Needs

5 Beauty Products Every Video Content Creator Needs

In 2017 the #1 way people enjoyed their tips, information, knowledge was from video content. This includes webinars, YouTube videos, FaceBook Live, Instragram Live/post. Don’t get me wrong people still love to read but they rather get the content in video form. In 2018 video content is not going anywhere and I would advise you to stand out not blend in.

What does this mean for you?

It means hopping on with a 2 day not brushed/combed hair or running eyeliner days need to come to an end.

Just think about it from the viewer’s perspective. They are scrolling and see you looking uninviting with your image...guess what? They are going to keep scrolling or not take you serious if they choose to tune in. 

Does this mean you need to have on a full face of makeup? NO!

Does this mean you need a glam squad? NO!

It does mean you need to give your audience something to look at and not get distracted by your background or worse get bored.

The truth is you don’t need a beauty team on payroll just for you to go Live on Facebook or make Youtube videos. You do need to know what products and tools can help make you stand out from others in your profession.

There are millions of video content created daily. How will you stand out?

To get started these are the 5 beauty products every video content creator needs (They won’t cost you a fortune) :)

#1 Concealer- Remember a whole face of makeup isn’t needed but covering up a zit from pms time, redness, or dark under eye circles is needed. Find a concealer that matches your skin tone to cover those emergency moments. To make it appear like skin not a cover up- blend out with your finger in circular movements slowly going outward.

#2 Mascara- Eyes tell a lot about a person. Make your eyes pop instantly by adding mascara. If you have blonde eyelashes or very thin lashes they easily disappear in video content. Try darker mascara such as dark brown or black.

#3 Lipstick- (Step away from the nudes) Cameras are directed towards the face so making your lips pop can help you stand out from others in a positive way. It will catch the viewers attention, get them to start asking questions and listen to what you are saying.

#4 Nude Eyeliner- Unlike black liner- which closes the eye. Nude eyeliner makes the eye appear more open which makes watching the video easy on the viewer’s eye. If you have very large eyes wearing brown eyeliner will help tone down the eye shape but don’t make them appear closed.

#5 Eye Drops- Being on camera for long periods of time or being directly in front of lights can make your eyes red or dull/dry. If you are sharing some juicy content don’t let your eyes stop you. Be proactive and use eye drops. I use it before every episode of Hot Topics so the cameras won’t pick up the long day I’ve had on television.

Have you tried one of the products mentioned in 5 Beauty Products Every Video Content Creator Needs

Did you notice a difference? If so tag us on Instagram or Facebook @pinkluxpl

Thank you for reading this blog post!

Your Beauty & Style Expert

Friday, January 5, 2018

6 Fashion Trends that Need to Stop in 2018!

6 Fashion Trends that Need to Stop in 2018!

By a raise of hands how tired are you of the crazy Instagram fashion trends of 2017?

(Raises both hands and screams MEEEEE)

Every year the fashion industry gives us some fabulous trends that turn into necessities like stripes or mixed prints. However, it also gives us some horrible trends like garbage bags worn as dresses but put a $2000 price tag. (Crazy right?!)  Just because it’s created doesn’t mean it needs to be around forever. Trends are meant to go away and new ones will be created. Below are 2017 trends I wish would just burn….okay a little dramatic but as a personal wardrobe expert they literally make me cringe when I see them on women & men. No shade if some are your favorite. :/ You rocked them in 2017 now it’s time to donate….or throw away!

Jason Dean 

#1: Clear heels.
No matter how cute these shoes are on women’s feet after a few moments they look like someone trying to squeeze their foot to wear Cinderella size 6 glass slippers. The boot version makes everyone’s feet look sweaty and in need of air conditioning. The trend was cute but like all things they must come to a STOP at some point.

#2: Leggings as pants.
Wearing leggings as pants was never ok in ANY year however, in 2017 (Thank you Kim Kardashian) legging outfits where the “it” look and I am pleased to announce it needs to STOP! Just because you add an oversized coat to the outfit leggings are NOT pants. Leggings should not show underwear, camel toe, or pubic hairs. I am sorry but that is what I have seen since this trend became popular. Leggings will now and always be a layering piece not the main piece.

#3: Fur slides.
Where do I start….just stop….throw away immediately! That’s all….

#4: Shower robes as dresses.
This is the perfect example of “just wear what you have on” when your friend calls you last minute to invite you to an event. However, I don’t think she/he meant it literally. I am nervous that next shower caps will be the new hat. (If you see this remember you read it here first! Haha) Rita makes it look fabulous on the red carpet but was I the only one terrified the whole time her belt would come undone or loosen. I don’t know about your robes but mine never stays completely closed a little too much boob shows. Just me? 

 #5: See through dresses.
Soooooooooooo why wear a dress? Mesh, lace, plastic etc doesn’t keep you warm, covered up, or decent.  This is what I consider indecent exposure! It is an illegal action in every state so please bring back the real dresses and STOP see through dresses. Leave them for sexy time in the bedroom with your mate.

#6: Shoe thigh high boots.
In 2017 thigh highs, waist highs, body highs where everywhere and seen on all your favorite celebrities to bloggers. I loved them and purchased for clients who desired to rock the trend too. However, like every trend someone always goes wayyyyy to far. This is when designers created the sock/shoe thigh high boot! They gave no ankle support, rolled down (team thick thighs), and looked horrible worn over jeans. Just STOP! 

Do you have any fashion trends you wish would just STOP in 2018? If so tag us on Instagram or Facebook @pinkluxpl

Thank you for reading this blog post!

Your Beauty & Style Expert

 P.s. No intentional shade given! xoxo

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