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Makeup Monday…

All about beauty tips every Monday.
I was inspired over the weekend to talk about Lip-Liner. I love liner. I do not wear it all the time, but when I want to have more of a defined lips, I make sure to pull out sharpener and get it ready.
Over the weekend I was at a party where I knew no one and there for I was talking to everyone. I happen to stumble across the cutest college kid. We made small talk for a bit. but, I could not help but look at her lips. This 5 foot nothing petite little things lip-liner was taking over her entire face and distracting me from the rest of her beautiful features. I wanted to grab her hand take her into the neatest bathroom and give her a lesson on how to apply and wear liner and lipstick.
This is why I wanted to make sure I give the lip-liner 101 to you all. It is super easy to just blend your liner and lipstick together. It will enhance your lips and not distract from your beauty.

Step one:
Apply lip liner to outline your lip. If you think by going outside you actual lip line will make them appear bigger… You are sooooooo wrong. You will end up looking like BOBO the clown.

Step two:
This step is the secret tool to blending liner and lipstick. Put on your lipstick on horizontal instead of vertical. I use a lipstick brush to make sure I my lips are even. However, either a brush or your actual stick will work great. Just do it like you would brushing your teeth, up and down not side to side.

Step three:
After applying your lipstick HORIZONTAL, Blot your lips and apply your lipstick one more time. It sounds tedious to be  blotting and re-applying. By doing this will help your lipstick last longer on your lips.

Final Step:
Apply lip gloss, MAC glass, or what I use Carmex to give a shine kissable look.

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Cellulite Be-Gone

Make-up Mondays are back-  and I am bringing you a home remedy that will help prevent cellulite. I have heard of this remedy before, and I was a skeptic because I have tried almost everything and nothing worked yet. Dr. Oz had this on his show this morning and here is what he posted on his site.  It is Dr. Oz tested and I am a sucker for that Dr.

Coffee Grinds Scrub for Cellulite:

Method: Combine ½ cup coffee grinds with ¼ cup brown sugar. Place olive oil over areas of cellulite and then rub the rub mix into skin in a circular motion. Scrub for 5 minutes to exfoliate.

Verdict: True! Caffeine can enhance fat metabolism, especially right beneath the skin. It’s easily absorbed when applied directly on the skin. It’s also a diuretic, so it gets some of the fluid out of the fat beneath your skin so that cellulite is less visible. Olive oil is a moisturizer and an emollient, which softens the skin. The brown sugar works as an exfoliate. Although this is not permanent cellulite fix, it’s an effective temporary solution.

Check out more home remedies on Dr. Oz website.

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Thirsty Thursday:

Today’s drink I am going to have at Happy Hour is a Coconut Kiss…

.7 oz Pinapple juice

.7 oz white rum

.7 oz of  Jamaica rum

1 oz of coconut cream

1.4 oz of orange Juice

.4 oz of cream

It  is refreshing, light and makes me feel like I am on an island somewhere warm. After my last sip I snap out of my vacation coma and back to reality.

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How To Have Long Lasting Lip Color…

Watch while I show you step by step tips on how to apply and have long lasting lipstick from early morning well into the evening.

Brought to you by, TruChic your go to image consulting firm in Northern California.

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Quote Of The Day…

“There is real happiness to be gained from being able to distinguish between things that cannot be changed and things that should be changed

Live your life according to the light that is within you–or burn out”

There you have it. Another day with another inspiring quote. Get out there into the world and make the most of today!

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Really….Shoulder Pads????

I just received an e-mail from a concerned reader who wants to know if big Shoulder pads are back in style. Here is what they wrote…

Dear Casey,

Are shoulder pads coming back? Please, for the love of God’s Pajamas say NOOO!!!
Vote No On Shoulder Pads

Dear Vote No On Shoulder Pads,
I do have to admit that you have been seeing celebrities wearing larger shoulders. However unless you are walking the red carpet and having multiple pictures taken of you this is one flash in the pan trend you can live without. When there is no point to add any volume to your shoulders. This is not the 1980’s where women have to look like line backers in the work place to look powerful nor is it appealing to add volume to your frame. If you look at Kim Kardashian(below) in her red leopard print velvet dress her one shoulder is just a dramatic accent to this dress. When most of us regular women go out we don’t nessarly need that extra drama to an outfit. we just want to look pretty and feel good.
To sum up my final thoughts….This trend is not for everyone. It is not worth investing in and trying to make it work. Know that you can still be fabulous and look amazing without doing those 15 minute trends. Trust me it is ok to leave the shoulder pads at home.

If you have question’s that you want Casey to explain it all. Please e-mail me at casey.trudeau@yahoo.com

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