More Photos from RuPaul Drag Con, L.A, 2018

Here are more photos from last weekend at the convention. Enjoy. And make sure to check out my previous post and LIKE, COMMENT, and FOLLOW my blog on both this post and my previous article on RuPaul’s dragcon L.A, 2018.

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Hair Removal Tips and Tricks

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   This tip ad trick is a great one that i just discovered. This evening when I was taking a bath, I had a yummy new bath bomb from one of the my favorite brands, Soap&Glory in warm arm, and two conditioners in the other. My sexy intuition razor was laying beautiful on my bath counter. By the way, for those who don’t know, I’m about to get personal….I only take baths. I was getting ready to take my bath this evening with the biggest purpose was my hair removal routine. I have many hair removal routines but that’s too personal and will be saved for another time.

 

To get my bath ready, I turned my water on so it was very warm, not scalding, but very warm. Warm temperature helps your hair follicles stand up better than cold water. This tip is great for shaving and other hair treatments.

 

Also when adding my yummy lime bath bomb to the hot water, I took my hair conditioner and squeeze a few dollops into the running water. That helps soften your bath water, hence softening your skin.

I’ve mentioned this tip and trick in past articles here but it’s a good one so I thought it good to repeat it. Applying a hair conditioner, especially a thick hair conditioner to your body where you plan to do hair removal will really soften your hair and make it less painless when removing. Tonight I used my OGX Sugar Cookie conditioner because I ran out of my vegan hair mask that I can get cheaply at the drug store. Normally I use my mask for hair removal. My favorite one is Maui Hair Masks.

Once I finished my removal treatment, my body felt like butter. I fell yummy in my Ed Hardy night gown.

****Hope these tips and tricks help you with your hair removal excursions. Any questions you have about anything above, feel free and comfortable to leave them in the comment section below. 

   xoxo

Here’s a BIG TIP AND TRICK to BOUNCE BACK YOUR SKIN

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You all know I try ON A LOT OF BEAUTY PRODUCTS and doing MANY BEAUTY REVIEWS. Anyone who wears or tries a lot of skincare and makeup products that they have never tried before and don’t know how they’ll react to your other products and skin need to remember that not all products you try will react perfectly with you skin.

If you notice your skin getting dry, dull, noticing new acne popping up, etc., IMMEDIATELY STOP USING YOUR NEW PRODUCTS, ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE USING A BUNCH OF PRODUCTS AT ONCE. ESPECIALLY ONES THAT YOU’VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT BEFORE AND/OR JUST STARTED USING.

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After you stop using the beauty products that are affecting your skin in a negative way, go back to your normal skincare routine. This will definitely balance and bounce your skin back extremely fast right after you stop testing your beauty products.

******ALSO YOU MUST ALWAYS STAY HYDRATED! DRINK WATER AS MUCH AS YOU CAN. I’M NOT SAYING OVERLOAD YOUR KIDNEYS BUT WATER IS THE FASTEST WAY TO GET YOUR SKIN LOOKING BACK TO NORMAL AND HEALTHY.

HOPE THIS BIG TIP AND TRICK HELPS YOU ALL! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS, LIVE THEM BELOW!  THANK YOU FOR READING AND FOLLOWING MY PAGE HERE!! LOTS OF LOVE!

None these photo images were taken by me.

Makeup Tool Essentials

These are my favorite makeup tools that I use daily. I have many beauty tools I use but these are my tops.I recommend all of these products to check out and try. Most of these are inexpensive and are available online as well in most stores.

 

FAVORITE FACE TOOL ESSENTIALS:

  1. Powder puff– For touch ups and to control shine. Very cheap to buy and can be found almost anywhere. They usually cost a dollar or two.
  2. The Original Beauty Blender. I also am really liking my Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. My go to for foundation, concealer, setting under eye powder and more is definitely the beauty blender although I do like the shape of the real technique sponge. 
  3.  A Big Fluffy Powder Brush- This is a must-have for setting makeup, touch ups, wiping away any eye shadow excess, etc. This brush does the most work when doing makeup and it has many jobs and can fix a multiple of sins. 

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FAVORITE EYE TOOLS:

1. Morphe Eye-Shadow Brush M433

2. Morphe Eye-Shadow Brush M441

3. My sharp angled Brush- The brand wiped off the handle because I use it so much.

4. Shiseido Eye Lash Curler- I can’t be without my eye curler and the best eye curler I’ve ever used is by Shiseido.

5. Eye Brow Comb and Brush- I believe this is a must-have in any makeup lovers and artist’s kit. It brushes your brows straight, separates your lashes if you have any clumps, and more. You can find these anywhere but the one I have right now is by Beauty360.

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FAVORITE HIGLIGHTING TOOLS: 

1. Morphe brush M510

2. Higlighting Fan Brush- You can get these anywhere and don’t have to spend money on a luxury fan brush if you don’t want to.

These two brushes are my tops because my Morphe brush is perfect for when I want to have a blinding highlight so aliens can see me from space, and my fan brush is perfect for everyday when I want a more natural glow.

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FAVORITE BLUSH TOOLS:

  1. Artis Oval 6 Brush

2. Ucanbe Purple and Black Blush and Contour Brush

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LIP TOOLS:

1.   I only have one lip tool and that’s only if I’m not wearing liquid lipstick. It’s my lip brush. There are so many on the market by I like the retractable ones because they are easier to store and less messy. My current one I’m using is the retractable lipbrush by E.L.F

*****My last makeup tool essential is my fan. I’m sure you’ve seen me in photoshoots and pictures with my wooden flip fans. I have a collection. My fans are essentials because I use them to dry and makeup, setting spray, (especially since I use my double setting spray technique) lipstick, and more.

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I hope this list inspired you to try new makeup tools out and to see which ones are the best.

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.

 

 

 

 

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.

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.

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