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My Professional Tips and Tricks for Getting Your Makeup To Look It’s Best!

18 May

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Perfect your makeup in a magnifying mirror with LEDs that mimic natural daylight so you don’t step outside and see unblended blush and splotchy foundation.  My Favorite is the Riki Light! Or you can get a less expensive one off Amazon! 

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Map out where to put on concealer, foundation, and Natural translucent powder for the best photo-ready makeup!!

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Watch How Here!

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Apply your under-eye concealer in a triangle rather than little dots — it’ll draw attention to the brightest part of your eyes!

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Watch Tutorial Here

https://youtu.be/8HiGoedqCbM

Burshes are KEY! Seamlessly blend all your products from foundation to concealer to eyeshadow with a set of Professional Type Synthetic Brushes for a Great Price! 

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For the smoother and more blended 3D finish, handle your brushes like a PRO!  Hold them like paintbrushes (aka loosely from the bottom) rather than like pens tightly.

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Use a eyebrow pencil or bursh to line up where your brows should start, arch, and end before filling them in for your best and most natural-looking eyebrows!

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Layer this eyelash primer  under your mascara for long and clump-free lashes for days and conditions your lashes to keep them healthier!  It ALSO GROWS YOUR LASHES!  YASS GIRL YASS!  🙌🏼🙌🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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Mascara!  Legit a MUST HAVE and I’m a mascara SNOB and never till I found this one have I been more in LOVE!  Comes in Waterproof and Water Resistant!  I love the waterproof one because it doesn’t budge or smudge litterally then comes off with a good eye makeup remover and cloths! And guess what….this mascara can grow your lashes up to 48% longer in just 4 weeks! Primer and Mascara! 

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➕ Inceases length by 46% in 4 weeks! 🙀

Our BRAND NEW Undersense 3 in 1 Lash Primer and Mascara not only builds lashes for longer, fuller lashes, but it ALSO GROWS THEM!!! What??? 😮

Your lashes can grow up to 47% in just 4 weeks, just by using any 1 of our 3 lash products!!!  💥Those are just the results by using only 1💥 product!!

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Let’s Talk Lips!  Wheather you are a gloss girl or a lip color girl these are THE BEST ON THE MARKET!  

The premier product for SeneGence®, LipSense is a patented, amazing departure from conventional lipsticks and lip colours. LipSense is versatile in that you can mix shades to create a number of effects.

  • Unique product is waterproof and does not kiss off, smear off, rub off, or budge off!
  • Does not dry out your lips – it works to restore the moisture content
  • Colour lasts anywhere between 4 and 18 hours
  • COMES IN EVERY COLOR YOU COULD IMAGINE!!

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WATCH the Power and the MAGIC of LIPSENSE BELOW!!

 

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Hope you have enjoyed these TIPS! Let me know if you have any questions and want some of these amazing products!  I know you will love!

xoxo

Meredith

NaturallyGlamorousAristry.com

NGAByMeredith.com

 

 

Pretty Spring & Summer Makeup Trends You’ll Want To Try

13 May

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Spring has officially sprung, and Summer is right around the corner that means it’s time for a FRESH set of beauty trends to test out. There were plenty of runway looks to take makeup cues from this season—ranging from simple to bold—and I don’t know about you but I can’t wait to GET OUT and enjoy the Summer Sun!

From super bronzed skin to bright manicures, here are some makeup trends that you’re about to see everywhere.

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Extra Sun-Kissed Skin
Think bronzed goddess dripping in gold. It’s all about the GLOW!!  You can go overboard with champagne and metallic shades to give your skin a sun-kissed and very healthy dose of shimmer. Use Bronze Dust in conjunction with Pearlizer to achieve the look.  You can also check out this Blog Post on achieving the J Lo Glow!

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Pastel Rainbow Nails
This playful manicure allows you to wear all of your favorite spring shades at once. Simple apply a different one on each nail, mirrored on both hands. To pull it off, pick up five complementary but distinctive colors. I recommend doing Gel or Dip Nails!

 

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The eyeliner game has been upped this season. From graphic designs to vibrant colors, it’s all about going bold with your liner.  Liquid Eyeliner will add an element of surprise and make your peepers pop.

 

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Vibrant Bright Lips

Usually reserved for fall and winter, red lips were big on the spring catwalks—but with an fun bright twist.  Either a good lip color or a highly pigmented gloss!

 

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Bold Brows + Lashes

By now we should know that bold, bushy brows aren’t going anywhere. This time around they were paired with a good waterproof mascara and a clear glossy lip.

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Bright Eye Shadow
Put down your neutral eyeshadow and pull out the color. To create this look, imply apply a small amount of highly pigmented bright shadowsense in concentrated areas around your eyes, then use a small brush to blend them together. The resulting bright look is beautiful and nothing basic.  You can go as BOLD as the left or as SOFT to the right!

Just have fun and don’t be afraid to be BOLD!  Why Not?!  It’s fun!

Let me know if you have any questions on how to achieve these looks and what products are my favorites!

xoxo

Meredith

Naturally Glamorous Artistry 

NaturallyGlamorousArtistry@gmail.com

Best Tips & Tricks for Flawless Summer Skin and Makeup

9 May

Does keeping your hair and makeup away from all the crazy sweat and grease in the summer seem like a huge challenge? Do you feel like why bother?  Keep reading for the best summer beauty tips that’ll make your face show that amazing glow even on the hottest of days.

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Fresh Skin

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Your best bet for fresh skin during the steamy summer days are creamy formulation foundations rather than powdery ones. A good tinted moisturizer is a great choice if you prefer light to medium coverage as it is much lighter in texture than most foundations, the downside being that it will mostly just even out your skin tone rather than cover any pimples or more visible imperfections.  If that is needed you may add a good concealer for extra coverage in those areas.

If you are set on using full-coverage foundation, try mixing your primer with your foundation — yes, you read that right! Switch up the way you use primer and mix it with your foundation before applying it to your face, as this will allow for the foundation to set into your skin better and help avoid melting in the heat. The look you will get if you use this trick is dewy, fresh skin with full coverage that does not look cakey.  You may also mix a good pearlizer foundation with your coverage foundation to get more of a dewy look!

Pro tip: Don’t forget sunscreen! One of the most important tips for a summer foundation is to get one with a high sun protection factor. Or use foundation that has a mechanical shield equivalent to spf to help protect your skin from harmful UV rays!

Fun Bright Eyes

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Summer is the best season to play around with color, and your eyelids make the perfect canvas for this! If you’re looking at super long-lasting makeup, Senegence Shadowsense  are the best choice. They will brighten up your eyes and make them pop with a cool glow, and the shades will only look better the hotter it gets!  You don’t have to go as bold as the full pigment, you can soften and layer!  Make it your own!

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The Perfect Blush

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During the summer, you may want to switch from your regular, colored blush to a light bronzer — considering the heat is likely to give you naturally pinky cheeks.

Get that bronze summer glow by applying liquid highlighter like pearlizer to your cheeks with a damp sponge for a gorgeous, sunkissed glow. This way, the bronzer will melt into your skin for a dewy finish that looks great both in the sun and in the shade.

Pop those Lips!

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Say bye-bye to heavy dark lipstick, and join the fun world of colored glosses! One of the best rules of summer makeup is to keep it as light as possible, so that you avoid a cakey-looking face.  And you can POP!

When it comes to lips, liquid high pigmented glosses have been making a huge comeback. Just like with eyeshadow, you can play with a wide range of colors with only one rule — the shinier the better!

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Can’t wait to see you all ROCKIN’ these Summer Makeup Tips and Tricks!

xoxo

Meredith

NaturallyGlamorousArtistry.com

NGAbyMeredith.com

NaturallyGlamorousArtistry@gmail.com

BODY GLOW

1 May
Who wants the perfect Summer Glow ☀️ like J Lo?! 🙋🏽‍♀️

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Our Pearlizer foundation gives that amazing glow without being Shimmery or Glittery! 🥰
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INSTANT J LO GLOW!! 🙌🏼👏🏼

Then even better you can Mix with our luxurious Shea Butter Body Cream with the powerful Seneplex Complex (Hello Anti-aging) and you have the perfectly hydrated anti-aging restorative GLOW for your BODY! 💫

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This is a MUST HAVE for the Summer but also keeping your skin GLOWING throughout the year!! 🙌🏼👏🏼💁🏽‍♀️
Who needs to get their JLO GLOW ON?
Message me for details on how to order!  Or click Below!
xoxo
Meredith

Could your favorite lipstick be poisonous and harming your health?

30 Apr

Some makeup products contain a number of chemicals but the one thing that can take a toll on your health and body is lead, component present in lipsticks.

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We love using makeup and looking all dolled up but have you ever thought about the ingredients of your makeup?  Most makeup can contain a number of products and when we step out, we end up buying a lot of new products but we don’t really think much of it. As long as we like the shades and quality, that’s all that matters to us. The one things that really matters is what we tend to ignore. We never really take a look at the ingredients of our makeup and beauty products. Some of these products contain something known as lead. All those lipsticks that you use may contain this ingredient. Most makeup contains a number of chemicals out of which this one is the worst. Most makeup products surprisingly don’t contain very little amount of lead, it contains enough lead that cannot be ignored. Now the question is what does lead do that is so harmful?

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Our skin tends to absorb some of our makeup which contains lead and this can lead to lead poisoning over time. We’ve all been using makeup products for a while now, unknown to the fact that it contains a harmful ingredient. This ingredient has been piling up inside your body over the years and you never know when it may turn out to be too much and you’ll end up with lead poisoning. There’s nothing known as a safe amount of lead, every little bit of lead you consume affects your body.

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Lead can cause more than just lead poisoning. It has been linked to other health risks like behavioral problems and learning disabilities. It can also mess with your hormones and fertility.  Lead can turn you infertile and impact puberty and periods as well. It comes in contact with your blood and it can lead to problems like hypertension and other heart-related problems. It can damage your brains and impact your nervous system and kidneys as well. Your makeup could be a major health risk and you can never know how lead may impact your body and organs.  This is not to alarm you but to inform you!

Make sure you know what you are applying to your lips!  Thank goodness I have found the perfect LIP COLOR that isn’t a lipstick or lip stain!  It’s actually like a SKINCARE SYSTEM FOR YOUR LIPS! Watch the video link below!

Click here to watch and learn how I explain this Magic Lead Free Lip Color

 

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Message me with any questions!  And to get you some MACIG LEAD FREE LIP COLOR ASAP!!

xoxo

Meredith

NaturallyGlamorousArtistry@gmail.com

www.NaturallyGlamorousArtisty.com

www.NGAbyMeredith.com

 

My Favorite Self Tanner & Tips

8 Aug

This is one of my all time best secrets!! For those who know me and for those who don’t.  You must know that I LOVE to be a “Bronze Goddess” !  But I DO NOT get in the sun or in a tanning bed.  I’m a firm believer in sun protection!!  Not only because I’ve seen it accelerate the aging process but also because of the major skin cancer factor.  There is another way!!  So how do I keep my skin looking Bronzed without UVA/UVB harmful rays? Why Self Tanner of course!

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I have tried almost every single self tanner on the market.  No really, I have.  The self tanning products have come a long way from the (won’t say the brand name) orange bottle with the horrible smell and made you look orange back in the early 90’s. Now, there are some really great ones, but this is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. It goes on so smooth and is easy to apply.  And as for the smell, wonderful!  Like coconuts!! This tanner is to get the tan you’ve always wanted. What I love most is it is Safe and ok for your face too!

Tip: I do suggest using a Tanning MIT when applying. It makes everything go on smooth and won’t get on your hands. This one feels like velvet almost and doesn’t slip off your body!

You can purchase the tanning mit here!

I also use this! 👇🏼
Tan Detox. This salon-inspired home treatment is designed to remove unwanted self tan build up, leaving skin ultra soft and smooth. Tan Detox is pampering bath oil that combines a luxurious blend of lavender, lemon and hazelnut oils to help create a calming spa-like environment at home. Ideal for use as part of your beauty regime, Tan Detox returns the skin to its normal tone ready for a fresh application of self tan. Includes a gentle exfoliating cloth.

This is fabulous to get your skin exfoliated and ready for the perfect application of self tanner.  I put about 2 caps full in a bath and soak in the bath.  Then take the wash cloth and massage your skin in circular motions.  Get all of the old self tanner and dead skin off.  Then after the bath, dry off and apply a nice non-fragrant moisturizing lotion all over.  You need to wait a while before applying self tanner.  That’s why I suggest doing this bath the night before you want to tan, or do the bath in the morning, then that night apply the self tanner, then the next day your skin is looking fabulous and bronzed!!

Helpful Links:

Click here to purchase the self tanner

Click hereto view application video

Hope this helps all of the SUPERMOMELS out there!!

xoxo

Meredith

My Favorite Self Tanner & Tips

8 Aug

This is one of my all time best secrets!! For those who know me and for those who don’t.  You must know that I LOVE to be a “Bronze Goddess” !  But I DO NOT get in the sun or in a tanning bed.  I’m a firm believer in sun protection!!  Not only because I’ve seen it accelerate the aging process but also because of the major skin cancer factor.  There is another way!!  So how do I keep my skin looking Bronzed without UVA/UVB harmful rays? Why Self Tanner of course!

I have tried almost every single self tanner on the market.  No really, I have.  The self tanning products have come a long way from the (won’t say the brand name) orange bottle with the horrible smell and made you look orange back in the early 90’s. Now, there are some really great ones, but this is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. It goes on so smooth and is easy to apply.  And as for the smell, wonderful!  Like coconuts!! This tanner is to get the tan you’ve always wanted. What I love most is it is Safe and ok for your face too!

Tip: I do suggest using a Tanning MIT when applying. It makes everything go on smooth and won’t get on your hands. This one feels like velvet almost and doesn’t slip off your body!

You can purchase the tanning mit here!

I also use this! 👇🏼
Tan Detox. This salon-inspired home treatment is designed to remove unwanted self tan build up, leaving skin ultra soft and smooth. Tan Detox is pampering bath oil that combines a luxurious blend of lavender, lemon and hazelnut oils to help create a calming spa-like environment at home. Ideal for use as part of your beauty regime, Tan Detox returns the skin to its normal tone ready for a fresh application of self tan. Includes a gentle exfoliating cloth.

This is fabulous to get your skin exfoliated and ready for the perfect application of self tanner.  I put about 2 caps full in a bath and soak in the bath.  Then take the wash cloth and massage your skin in circular motions.  Get all of the old self tanner and dead skin off.  Then after the bath, dry off and apply a nice non-fragrant moisturizing lotion all over.  You need to wait a while before applying self tanner.  That’s why I suggest doing this bath the night before you want to tan, or do the bath in the morning, then that night apply the self tanner, then the next day your skin is looking fabulous and bronzed!!

Helpful Links:

Visit www.NGAbyMeredith.com to purchase the self tanner

Click here to view application video

Hope this helps all of the SUPERMOMELS out there!!

xoxo

Meredith

 

My Favorite Self Tanner Tips and Tricks

8 Aug

This is one of my all time best secrets!! For those who know me and for those who don’t.  You must know that I LOVE to be a “Bronze Goddess” !  But I DO NOT get in the sun or in a tanning bed.  I’m a firm believer in sun protection!!  Not only because I’ve seen it accelerate the aging process but also because of the major skin cancer factor.  There is another way!!  So how do I keep my skin looking Bronzed without UVA/UVB harmful rays? Why Self Tanner of course!

I have tried almost every single self tanner on the market.  No really, I have.  The self tanning products have come a long way from the (won’t say the brand name) orange bottle with the horrible smell and made you look orange back in the early 90’s. Now, there are some really great ones, but this is MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE. It goes on so smooth and is easy to apply.  And as for the smell, wonderful!  Like coconuts!! This tanner is to get the tan you’ve always wanted. What I love most is it is Safe and ok for your face too!

Tip: I do suggest using a Tanning MIT when applying. It makes everything go on smooth and won’t get on your hands. This one feels like velvet almost and doesn’t slip off your body!

You can purchase the tanning mit here!

I also use this! 👇🏼
Tan Detox. This salon-inspired home treatment is designed to remove unwanted self tan build up, leaving skin ultra soft and smooth. Tan Detox is pampering bath oil that combines a luxurious blend of lavender, lemon and hazelnut oils to help create a calming spa-like environment at home. Ideal for use as part of your beauty regime, Tan Detox returns the skin to its normal tone ready for a fresh application of self tan. Includes a gentle exfoliating cloth.

This is fabulous to get your skin exfoliated and ready for the perfect application of self tanner.  I put about 2 caps full in a bath and soak in the bath.  Then take the wash cloth and massage your skin in circular motions.  Get all of the old self tanner and dead skin off.  Then after the bath, dry off and apply a nice non-fragrant moisturizing lotion all over.  You need to wait a while before applying self tanner.  That’s why I suggest doing this bath the night before you want to tan, or do the bath in the morning, then that night apply the self tanner, then the next day your skin is looking fabulous and bronzed!!

Helpful Links:

Click here to purchase the self tanner

Click here to view application video

Hope this helps all of the SUPERMOMELS out there!!

xoxo

Meredith

Just “Stuff” Everywhere…A letter to Moms

18 Nov

Seriously.  It is probably one of the biggest issues I have struggled with and continue to do so.  Just STUFF everywhere.  Right now my living room looks like a land mine of toys went off, all of my beautiful framed pictures on my PB Studio Wall Shelves are all laid down flat on each of the top 3 shelves because my one year old loves to knock them all down, toddler puffs are on the coffee table, the kitchen table ends up being the hording zone of STUFF and there is laundry in my dryer (my secret hiding place).  BUT I am finally having my cup of coffee that has been warmed up twice while Elena naps and I’m trying to get the energy to work out.  (Enter exhale now) Yes, when we have our precious little ones there is just STUFF everywhere and it can be overwhelming.  I know.  God forbid anyone wants to come over or heaven forbid “stop by”.  (PSA..People don’t do that to Moms of little ones.)  We all know its true, admit it.  BUT, and its a big BUT one day, and I don’t ever want that day to come,  I will have too much time on my hands.  My house will be immaculate and I will miss all that STUFF everywhere. So Moms (and Dads).  Lets try to give ourselves a break.  It is okay that my house is a “mess”.  Lets all say this together.  Hi, my name is ___________________ and it is okay that my house is a “mess”.  It means that we are being great parents and focusing on our kids.  I want to applaud us all for putting our children first. Keep up the good work Moms and Dads!  And in the words of Juan Pablo, “Esss Okay”. 😉 xoxo, Meredith “Children are not a distraction from more important work.  They are THE MOST important work!” – C.S. Lewis  

Fall Nails

21 Sep

Can you believe FALL is here?!!  With the first day of fall officially starting tomorrow I was inspired to post about one of my favorite Fall Nail Trends. 🙂

Dark Nail Polish

All spring and summer I wear a soft light pink or french manicure but the minute there is a nip in the air and fall arrives I am onto my dark nail polish.  I’ve really fallen in love with Gel Nails.  Being a very active mother and washing my hands all the time to stay healthy, regular nail polish just doesn’t last that long.  Doesn’t mean I don’t love regular nail polish, I wear it on my toes, sometimes on my finger nails, as well I apply the regular nail polish on top of my gel nails if I want to switch it up a bit. 🙂  The color on my nails in the picture (taken in direct sunlight) to the left is a new color from Gelish named Jet Set.  It is a dark grey purple.  It’s GORGEOUS!!  You can get it at most Sally’s Beauty Supply stores or if your manicurist carries Gelish colors ask for Jet Set.  Or another great fall/winter Gelish color is Bella’s Vampire, or Strutt Your Stuff (Had to get that one on amazon.com)  There are many great colors out there, but these are just a few!

Here are Gelish’s Fall Collection Colors

Hope this has inspired you to go pick out your favorite fall dark color and share with your friends!  Just do it!  It’s so much fun!

XOXO,

Meredith

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