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Speaking of Beauty: A Guide to Discovering and Defining Your Self Worth Regardless of Media Influence

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Inner Beauty Journal – book by Holly Fulger and Melissa McNamara

It’s finally here!!  I’m pleased to announce that after 3 years of providing inner-outer beauty workshops for women from every walk of life, actress Holly Fulger and I have collaborated on a book together!

This book includes self discovery exercises, meditations, a Values Based Style Profile, and makeup looks designed for each Style!  Are you an Inspirer, a Dreamer, a Seeker, a Leader or a Thinker?  This book will help you to understand and redefine how you present your self to the world.

We did interviews with 10 VERY different women to find out how they define beauty, what their childhood experience was with their image, and how their life experience shaped them to be the person they are today.  All of these women are absolutely fascinating, and provide great insight into the world of beauty!

LAUNCH PARTY

You are invited to attend the Speaking of Beauty Inner Beauty Journal Launch Party to celebrate the uniqueness of women and experience the book for yourself.  The Speaking of Beauty Team will be available to talk to you about the book, provide makeup tips and guide you through the journal process.

Please join us:

Bleu Clothing - 454 S. LaBrea  Los Angeles, CA

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Wine and Cheese will be served

Please contact me with any questions:  Beautifuloutlook@gmail.com

See you there!!!!!

 

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Makeup Tutorials On eHow – Keeping Your Makeup Clean

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I’ve designed a set of 10 Makeup Tutorials on eHow that are for anyone and everyone who is interested in how the professionals do it!

Lesson #1:

Keeping Your Makeup Clean

Most people don’t understand why it is so important be sanitary and clean with not only your brushes, but your makeup too!!  Unclean use and storage of makeup can cause skin irritation, breakouts and rashes.  Watch my tips to understand some key ways to avoid these common mistakes.

Four Useful Tips:

1.  Use a spray-on brush cleaner in between shampoos.  You can clean your brushes this way daily!

2.  Store your lipsticks in a stackable lipstick storage container!  That way you aren’t directly touching the product to your lips, eliminating cross contamination.

3.  Apply mascara with disposable mascara wands.  Usually, if your mascara is applied using the wand, it sits in your mascara, breeding bacteria.  If you don’t want to throw away your mascara after 3 months, use a different wand each time!

4.  Clean your makeup case using eye makeup remover.  Remove all excess product from your case – keep clean and look like a professional!

To see my complete series of 10 Makeup Tutorials, click on the link and explore the world of beauty!!

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Eyelash Extensions Los Angeles

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My clients always ask me about eyelash extensions…  Will I like them?  Will they make my lashes fall out?  What happens if I want to take them out?

Lucky for me, my BFF Billy Lowe is an expert in this matter!  Here’s what I can tell you.  It really DOES matter who you go to.  Get references, ask to see their work, etc.  If it is done by a true professional, that has the proper training and certification, you will absolutely LOVE the results!!

Forget all those chemical products that promise to make your lashes grow over time, and MAY alter the color of your eyes! (Yes, it’s true, I’ve seen happen!)  Billy is the real deal, and you’re sure to love the long, luscious lashes you get as a result of his fine work.

Now I know all about it, and you can too!  If you want to read all about eyelash extensions, check out Beauty Buzz 90210!!

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What Does Beautiful Mean? Redefining Beauty

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Melissa McNamara Questions the Definition of Beauty

It’s a New Year, and it’s time for a New You.  Right?  Isn’t that what we all strive for?  The truth is that beauty is so much deeper than a resolution that is impossible to keep.  It is a reflection of who you really are and the uniqueness you bring to the world.

As a makeup artist for over 19 years, I’ve seen the impact that media has on the everyday woman.  The outside world places so much emphasis on our physical beauty.  Just open any magazine, and take a look.  The way beauty is defined is so limited, and let’s face it, it is completely unrealistic to strive for.  It’s no wonder that many of us look in the mirror and feel less than ideal.

Think about what beauty REALLY means to you and how you present that to the world. I believe that if we are truly aware of what makes each and every of one us unique, special and different; your core beauty shines through naturally.  Once you have a deeper understanding of your core beauty, then you can work on small improvements with makeup artistry tricks or a new hairstyle.

 

Here is my challenge to you in 2012.  At the end of every day, think of something beautiful about yourself. If you make someone laugh, you are humorous – which is beautiful.  If you lift someone’s spirits when they are down, you are compassionate – which is beautiful.  Always appreciate the fabulous person you are, and you will always feel beautiful.