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Spot Light On 🍃Delizioso Skincare🍃

Healthy Beauty, locally!

This past March I had the opportunity to work with Ariel and Leeona, two beautiful and inspiring young women in business. 

These sisters are the brains and scientists behind this organic and vegan friendly line of cosmetics, skin care and hair care products. The range of products available is mind-boggling! That is Delizioso 

Everyone from consumer level all the way up to beauty professionals can find what they need. See what others are saying on their Instagram

During a recent visit I left with the cosmetics pictured above. This included a foundation, concealer, mascara, Beeseline, lipstick and lipgloss. What is not pictured is a beautiful dark brown liner that I immediately put aside to use in my professional kit.

Get Yours Here & use coupon code ” SPRING ” to Save 25% off your order of $50 or more! 

First Impressions:

I would be lying if I said that I had previously made my cosmetic purchases based on whether it was organic or not. I make a living providing a service to people who want their make up done and make sure that it stays put. Therefore I pay closer attention to the durability, wearability and overall versatility of the product I choose. It has been my own personal experience in the past that make up lines claiming to be organic, natural, mineral, etc. do not provide the length of coverage necessary for paying clients.

My mind was completely blown the day I tried my face products from Delizioso! The foundation and concealer work together harmoniously, while the creamy lipstick is true to the shade description and appearance; it also lasts hours without having to touch up.


Before and after, straight from iPhone – no filters or editing (just really great natural light and good posture!)

I am in love with this line…

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Life Planning? I’ve gone planner crazy!! (Lifestyle Blog)

All about the colour coding, highlighters and sticker embellishments. Only problem is I usually run out of space.

I just didn’t have the ambitions to fork out 60+ dollars to order another popular life planner organizer, that would “only last me 12 month” before he had to buy it all over again.  I am stingy.   

As a busy stylist, I needed a planner that could hold my personal errands and appointments, my freelancer commitments as well as the salon clientele appointments all in one place.

A fellow woman in business posted about receiving her DynamicPlanner, along with a photo that showed the size of this book. I was intrigued so I looked further into it. Lo and behold this is a local product, to our own London Ontario!  

  

Features:

  • 7-day layout, including a 12 hour schedule grid in half hour increments. Great for professionals that schedule appointments with clients as well as keeping track of your own personal errands and tasks.
  • Amazing motivational quotes to keep you charged and inspired.
  • Fabulous downline tracking charts, follow up templates and much much more!!

The ladies at DynamicPlanner also post updates and videos to help you utilize your planner to its fullest potential as it applies to yourself and your business.
If you should wish to get your own, use my promo code “Mallory” at checkout to save! BUY NOW
Happy Planning!!

Life Planning? I’ve gone planner crazy!! (Lifestyle Blog)

All about the colour coding, highlighters and sticker embellishments. Only problem is I usually run out of space.

I just didn’t have the ambitions to fork out 60+ dollars to order another popular life planner organizer, that would “only last me 12 month” before he had to buy it all over again.  I am stingy.   

As a busy stylist, I needed a planner that could hold my personal errands and appointments, my freelancer commitments as well as the salon clientele appointments all in one place.

A fellow woman in business posted about receiving her DynamicPlanner, along with a photo that showed the size of this book. I was intrigued so I looked further into it. Lo and behold this is a local product, to our own London Ontario!  

  

Features:

  • 7-day layout, including a 12 hour schedule grid in half hour increments. Great for professionals that schedule appointments with clients as well as keeping track of your own personal errands and tasks.
  • Amazing motivational quotes to keep you charged and inspired.
  • Fabulous downline tracking charts, follow up templates and much much more!!

The ladies at DynamicPlanner also post updates and videos to help you utilize your planner to its fullest potential as it applies to yourself and your business.
If you should wish to get your own, use my promo code “Mallory” at checkout to save! BUY NOW
Happy Planning!!

Revitalize your skin! Tips for a dewy spring complexion 

Last week I shared a couple of my top hair care products to transition from winter to summer hair care. 

 

 Today’s article will be my current suggestions to restoring the softness and moisture your skin may be missing at the turn of the season 🙂

This is my skin routine. I have combination to dry skin, I tend to get flaky skin easily (pictured above). After the first use of these products in this order, I saw an immediate improvement in my complexion!

During

  

See after at bottom! 

The MOST important thing to remember is to drink water, treat your skin from the inside out. 

Daily Cleanse!

SUPERCLEANSE™ Daily Clearing Cleanser by GLAMGLOW 

 

 Based on the top selling SUPERMUD Clearing Treatment, SUPERCLEANSE™ is the natural next step in the SUPER family for problematic skin. The revolutionary daily cleanser transforms from mud into a foaming lather to dissolve oil and makeup—rinsing away pore-clogging debris and impurities. It’s designed to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and create a mattified, super clear complexion. 

Weekly Treat!

1) SUPERMUD™ CLEARING TREATMENT by GLAMGLOW

10 minute weekly treatment mask, can also be used as spot treatments.

 This formula was clinically developed by GLAMGLOWÂŽ dermatological chemists to help fight all common skin concerns including breakouts, discoloration, black and white heads, razor bumps, and in-grown hair. Powerful, skin-clearing mud visibly draws out dirt and congestion while a proprietary six-acid blend dramatically brightens and softens skin. It works to magnetically draw out dirt and pores with Activated-X Charcoal, leaving skin smooth and healthy-looking. 

2)THIRSTYMUD™ Hydrating Treatment by GLAMGLOW

Restores hydration, leaving skin soft and supple. Can be worn overnight & used daily as well! 

 THIRSTYMUD™ uses the newest, most advanced, and extreme hydration active technologies. It moisturizes, restores, replenishes, and calms the skin. Dewdration™ boosts and locks in moisture for a dewy and youthful result while HydraPack™ leaves skin with an instant silky, soft, and supple feel. GreenEnergy™ smooths and energizes the skin, giving you a healthy-looking, glowing complexion

Sold exclusively at Sephora

Daily Prep!

1) Skin Best Serum-in-Cream

 

The efficacy of a serum, with the caring comfort of a cream, now united in an innovative texture that transforms the look of your skin. 
 
Instantly, the skin appears smoothed and more radiant, giving you a flawless skin tone. In 1 month, your skin looks more beautiful, as perfected, and stronger against external aggressions: the youth* of your skin is like protected for the years to come.  Source 
I purchased a treatment and night cream set at Shoppers. 


  

And there you have it! I hope this helps some of you, easily accessible product that really works. 

 

Happy New Year, Baby!

So last night we said “good bye” to 2014… And hopefully trends like over lined lips (a la Kylie Jenner), Instagram brows and extreme highlight & contouring. 😏

My last wedding party was at the end of October, leaving me to rock it hard at the salon to make that $$ during the holiday season (November/December). I made it through! Barely…

I have been extremely sick during this last two months. But luckily there’s a good reason…

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This is fantastic exciting news for us as we have been hoping to expand our family in 2014. God knows when the time is right so now we will have our sweet pea in July 2015.
Also, this does not affect 2015 Bridal Bookings as I have blocked dates for myself mid June til mid August 🙂

There’s so much coming up this month!

January 18th I will be a guest speaker as well as a vendor at the 3rd Annual London Prom Expo.

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All proceeds raised go to the Children’s Health Foundation. In the past years we have raised substantial amounts to help support important services in the foundation.

We will have several vendors at the event plus a fashion show by junipers dress boutique

False Lashes, what’s up with that?

Not sure about the ever growing lash terminology? Well I’ve put together a few tips & tricks to help you navigate the world of lashes…

False Lashes / Strip Lashes
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Refers to strips of authentic or real lashes, usually individual lashes tied to a clear band.

Pricing
These can usually be found in any cosmetics aisle, ranging from $1-$200.
Of course, these are one of those things of “ya get what ya pay for”…the $200 end includes materials such as real mink lashes (lashes made with the finest mink hair).

The lashes I have taken pics of are from Quo(Shoppers Drug Mart) in Glamour 308. My personal favorite as they are flared at the ends and blend nicely with any length of lashes.

Application
Although an economical choice for eye enhancement, applying strip lashes on your own can prove difficult.
You will need the appropriate adhesive for lashes, you can find this in either a clear drying formula or dark drying formula. It all depends on your regular make up wear and how much you’ll need to blend the lash line into your natural lash line.
Some people will require the trimming of the lash trip, as it is not a one-size-fits-all product. Place the un-glued strip across your eyelid starting from the inner corner to where your own lashes start. Take note of where the strip ends at the end of your lash line. Using a pair of cuticle scissors, cut from the outer end (usually where the lashes flair or are longer).
You can then proceed to utilize the tiny piece that you cut off as a filler for the ends. Simply place it on top of the lash strip at the outer corner of your eye to give it a little more volume.

Your best bet is to search YouTube for tutorials on how to apply strip lashes. Or contact me for your private lesson. Practice makes perfect 😉

Care
I’ve put together a quick check list of how to reuse and clean your strip lashes. Depending on the quality of lashes, you can get up to 20 uses out of them.
*this pictorial demonstrates cleaning my synthetic strip lashes. Always follow manufacturer recommendations prior to a DIY article 🙂

Remove glue residue
I recommend doing this after each use, as it can muddy up a look to attach clumpy strips.

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Using a pair of tweezers helps the job get done.

Alcohol Soak
Once both strips are free of thick residue, soak in isopropyl alcohol. Avoid makeup remover, as some strips are assembled with glues (rather than tied) that can be broken down by the makeup remover and tragically end the lifetime of your lashes.
Here I used 50%, basically because it’s not useful for anything else lol the alcohol content is enough to break down the rest of the adhesive. This won’t disinfect, at least not to my standard.

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Once the lashes are saturated, gently sweep along the strip with a spoolie to help any left over adhesive.

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all done!
Now just pat the lashes on a clean towel and put back into tray. The tray helps them keep a slight bend, which makes application easier.

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Now, you’re good to go!
A few more tips for everyday lash wearing:
• apply a light coat of mascara to your natural lashes BEFORE applying your strip lashes. It’s not always necessary to coat the falsies in mascara after applying, only sweep under to blend your natural lashes up into the strip.

• trimming to fit will ensure comfort. If you feel pinching, impaired vision or any other irritation, it could be a fit issue.

• make sure you are using adhesive for strip lashes. Glue for the “flairs” or individual lashes are made for a longer wear and can be too strong for strip lashes.

Hey look ma, I’m on tv!! Well, my makeup is anyway ;) (pt 1/2)

This past week I was lucky enough to be asked by not one, but TWO industry professionals whom I admire to assist or provide hair and makeup services for their daytime tv debuts on Rogers TV (London, Ontario).
On Wednesday morning, I got to glamify my amazing friend Stacey of Stacey Hanlon Photography
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Stacey is a photographer from the Ingersoll area who specializes in glamour and boudoir portraiture. I came to know Stacey in June 2013 through a woman’s business network that we both belong to, and I took the chance and reached out to offer my services to her and her clients. BEST decision ever.
After meeting her and seeing how she interacted with her clients – I was awestruck. Never before had I seen anyone with the ability to connect and disarm the guards of a woman who is about to have photos taken of her in her delicates. It’s was all natural and genuine. The environment is a safe and secure one. Since then I have become somewhat of an assistant to Stacey on set. The comfort level she creates for the client produces mind blowing images that usually has the client in disbelief that they could “actually look like that”.

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So it’s only natural that Stacey has words of wisdom when it comes to tapping into the world of self esteem and confidence. This is what her Rogers TV interview will focus on.

Please be sure to visit her facebook page as well.