How to do Pinup Hair Rolls, Part One, Tease and Smooth.

   One of the things I get asked and complemented about the most is when I have my hair coiffed and have my hair rolls. Whether it’s a single “Barrel roll” or two “Victory Rolls,” people get intrigued on how I create them and they usually think it’s extremely complicated to do vintage hair styles. I completely understand why people would think that because I thought the same thing when I started getting thought I would never be able to do a roll or any cool pinup hair styles. Now I feel confident.  

   Because I get asked how I do my hair a lot, I decided to do and show a basic way on how to create them.  These are just the basics on how to get started and create rolls. Once you learn and practice, you’ll realize you can actually create them and to be able to do all different styles that include a roll because the basics never  Below are some photos of me with different hair roll looks. You might recognize one from my site in a past article long time ago to give examples.

   This is PART 1 of pinup hair basics which is how to properly tease your hair and how to smooth it to prep it for doing vintage hair styles, especially any kind of rolls. Tools you’ll need:  Rat-Tail Comb, smoothing brush, pomade or hair wax, and hairspray. First thing is how to Tease and Smooth. Teasing is definitely a must  for MANY vintage inspired hair do. To start teasing, part your hair into sections. Make sure they’re smaller sections makes teasing your hair a lot easier. It also gives you more volume and height with your hair.

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While holding one of your sections of hair, first make sure that you’re holding a section of hair tightly. Next take your rat tail comb and very quickly, move the comb in and out of your hair in a circular motions. To keep the volume and height, when you’re done teasing a section of hair, take some hairspray and spray at the roots of the section.

After you’re done teasing, you’re now ready to smooth. It’s important to smooth any frizz without ruining your tease. Take a tiny amount pomade or wax and rub it between your fingers to warm it up. Then gently smooth any pieces of hair you want to keep looking smooth. You can use your smoothing brush for this.

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   Just smooth out the outer layer of your hair. Don’t brush through your tease. 24730

 

   To set your hair wax Spray it with a little hairspray.

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   You are now ready to proceed with your vintage or pinup hair style. Get ready for Part 2.

 

 

 

 

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Makeup for the Spa

I love wearing makeup and being creative but whenever I get a spa treatment done, I’m obviously not going to do a full face of makeup. Especially if I go to get a facial (duh) and when you I get massage, even if I’m wearing eyeliner, my makeup still sometimes get smeared or giving me a “heroin chic” look.

Here’s how I do my face up after my skincare to get spa treatments, depending on what treatment I get of course, facial, massage. Also my spa necessities I bring with me.

For makeup if I’m getting my massages, my go to is Bare Minerals matte loose powder foundation and loose original mineral veil loose powder. If I’m skin is acting acting up, I’ll bring my MAC studio fix powder foundation compact just curl lashes, put clear brow gel on my brows, and a lip treatment.

For a facial I just bring a toner that will soothe my skin like Fresh Rose Water Toner. I’ll also bring my MAC powder foundation to use ONLY if I’m feeling self conscious.

The most important thing is for me to have my sunglasses. Especially coming out of a soft lit spot and then going into the bright light. Always bring them with you.

Here’s some spa beauty tips for ideas if you’re feeling self conscious and can’t go into these spas without anxiety. Thank you for reading.

Sex Kitten Pin Up Magazine (Vol 1.)

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    I’ve had the privileged to be featured in a brand new, Volume 1 PIN UP Magazine, “SEX KITTEN PIN UP MAGAZINE,” and I’m so extremely honored, flattered, and  incredibly excited.

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The  few photos used for this particular magazine of mine were ones from the my “EMERALD BURLESQUE PERFORMER SHOOT,”  taken by Hamayak (Hami)Hakopian makeup done by me, and my hair done by Elisa Lara. You can find them both on social media, especially if you check out, read, and follow my site posts here under here;

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 MY 2  PREVIOUS MUST READ POSTS HERE: 

1. MAIN PHOTSHOOT FEATURE: 

 

“EMERALD BURLESQUE PERFORMER BEAUTY SHOOT.” published on March 7th.    

2. “BEHIND THE SCENES TEASER,” published on March 6th.

CHECK OUT SEX KITTENS PINUP MAGAZINE’S LINK: IG: instagram.com/sexkittenpinupxoxo

Tips and Tricks on How To Stop Your Foundation from Oxidizing

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Because I wrote that short but harsh recent article,“Major Beauty Misses!” 

    I decided to do a tips and tricks post on how to keep you foundation from oxidation. I already provided two previous tips in my “Major Beauty Misses” article, don’t buy those two products.

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1. USE A PRIMER– This should be a no brainer because almost everyone uses primers now a days.

A primer will create a barrier between your skin and the foundation, which should help prevent it from reacting with your natural oils which stops oxidation. 

If you have combination skin, consider using an oil-controlling primer on your T-zone and a hydrating primer on the rest of your face.

Speaking of Primers,  here are some good things to remember when buying and using primers depending on what you skin you have:

A Mattifying Primer would be great for your T-zone, with a Nourishing Primer on dry areas on you face. 

2. Blot your SkinAfter you apply your primer, take a half-ply of clean tissue and use it to blot your face. Do this again after applying your foundation—it will remove any excess oils and moisture to help the foundation colour to stay true.

3. Go Oil-Free- You will most likely have luck switching to an oil-free formula foundation, as fewer oils might mean less chance of an oxidative reaction on your skin.

4. Balancing Your ph Level- Depending on your skin care routine, the products you may use, exfoliators, moisturizers, or depending on your skin type if it’s dry, or oily, your ph level may be off. 

HERE’S A GREAT TIP ON HOW TO RE- BALANCE YOUR PH LEVEL:

An idea for your skincare routine is apple cider vinegar as a toner. Since oxidation can be triggered by skin with an acidic pH level, you could try balancing it with the ACV.  According to Dr. Karen Hammerman, a New York dermatologist, “Skin is naturally acidic but when vinegar is used as a toner, it helps skin find the ideal balance between dry and oily.) Make sure to dilute it, though—say, one part vinegar to two parts water—and apply with a cotton pad.

HOPE THESE TIPS AND TRICKS WORK ON HELPING YOUR SKIN AND TO KEEP YOUR FOUNDATION FROM OXIDIZING.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR NEED RECOMMENDATIONS ON PRODUCTS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO LEAVE THEM IN THE COMMENT SECTION BELOW.

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NEW HUGE BEAUTY REVIEW

Here’s my latest video for this post of my LATEST FAVORITES that I had been wanting to share, film, and talk about for awhile now. Enjoy this video and if you haven’t already, make sure to subscribe to my YOUTUBE CHANNEL. I listed the products that I talk about in my video below here also.

1. BLOOD SUGAR PALETTE by Jeffree Star Cosmetics

2. GOTH-O-GRAPHIC by Wet N Wild

3. PRETTY EASY LIQUID EYE LINING PEN by Clinique (Thank you for this recommendation Kandee Johnson.)

4. RE(MARC)ABLE FOUNDATION by Marc Jacobs 

5. “YES PLEASE” CUTE AF eyesshadow palette by Colourpop

6. MORPHE MAKEUP BRUSHES

7. SECRET BRIGHTENING POWDER (Perfect for brightening under your eyes) by Laura Mercier.

8.  REAL TECHNIQUES MIRACLE COMPLEXION SPONGE

Major Beauty Misses!

I haven’t done a monthly HITS/MISSES VIDEO FOR A WHILE NOW. EVEN THOUGH I REVIEW FASHION, BEAUTY, AND MORE REVIEWS ON HERE, I DECIDED TO REVEIW MY (MISSES) HERE BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE THE PRODUCTS OR PACKAGING ANY MORE, THERE ARE ONLY TWO PRODUCTS TO GIVE MY NEGATIVE OPINIONS ON, SO I THOUGHT IT WAS SILLY TO DO A LONG VIDEO FOR SO FEW MISSES, AND EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A SHORT LIST, THESE ITEMS ARE MAJOR MISSES FOR ME.

   I DON’T RECOMMEND EITHER OF THEM!

MY NEW BEAUTY, FASHION, AND STYLE “HITS,” WILL BE IN ONE OF MY FUN FANTASTIC VIDEOS IN THE NEXT POST HERE!

HERE ARE MY 2 MAJOR MONTHLY MISSES:

1. Boscia BB Cream- I not a huge fan of BB creams anyways but this one was the worst. It didn’t do anything it said it was supposed to do. For example, it doesn’t adjust to you skin tone like it said it did. I used the lightest color which didn’t bother me because it was supposed to adjust your skin ton. It didn’t do any of that and then almost looked cakey and greasy at the same time which is hard to do. 

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2. Becca Foundation- I love a lot of makeup and beauty products from Becca so at my most recent GROUP pinup Valentine’s Day shoot which I posted SOME of the photos here on my site in late January, early February, when the MUA started using the Becca foundation, I was excited because I had never use their foundation before. How disappointed was I?

   This foundation was so cakey and by the end of my shoot, my WHOLE FOUNDATION COMPLETELY OXIDIZED SO I LOOKED REALLY ORANGE AND STREAKY BY THE TIME MY PHOTOSHOOT WAS OVER. I even noticed it in a few of my photos. I noticed on their site that there are different Becca foundation formulas out there but the one I believe was used on me was the Becca Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme’ because I had read some reviews on this particular formula and they had problems with oxidation also.

   You all know I know makeup, how to professional do makeup, different brands, beauty, and formulas. The Ultimate Coverage Complexion Creme’ sits on the skin in a very ugly way, no matter what moisturizer/primer you use, and settles into any fine lines you may have. I have a very good skincare routine and keep my skin very healthy but it didn’t matter….. CAKE CITY!

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My Blood Sugar Palette Review

This palette was a HUGE HIT FOR ME. I’ve been practicing eye looks with almost all the colors and it is my favorite Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette. DEFINITELY BUY OR PRE-ORDER THIS PALETTE ON JEFFREESTARCOSMETICS.COM OR AT BEAUTYLISH! YOU CAN DO SO MANY LOOKS WITH THIS PALETTE DESPITE YOUR MAKEUP STYLE!