Tuesday, April 8, 2014

The TRENDS of the Season for
Hair, Makeup & Nails.

Hair: We are finding in the African American Community that Natural Hair is a huge hit. What's so great about natural hair is that it gives you the flexibility to wear your hair straight as well as textured. Please check out the different natural hair styles. To add a little enhancement to the hair for personality, just add a little highlight and low lights.

Short hair is a definite for the Spring and Summer. Many women are expressing themselves by shaving one side and embracing multiple colors. As for men, a little more hair on the top is what is being sported, and a close shave with a little beard is what you can find for the season. Leaving the hair lightweight, not heavy, is a very masculine look; just close enough to keep it professional, but risky enough to be edgy.

Makeup: Well, makeup is the greatest fashion accessory. When choosing foundation for every day wear, you want to keep the protection of your skin in mind.

Loose Mineral vs Press Mineral

Bluffajo Honey Glow Foundation

Loose mineral gives you light coverage; press mineral gives you the flexibility for better coverage that can transition you from a day look to an after 5 happy hour look.
Note: Change sponges daily. If applied with a brush, clean brush after each use.

Bluffajo Naughty Girl Cheeks

Bluffajo Inversess Eye Shader

Super O Cheeks

Hot color for lips, eyes, and cheeks: Greens, Peach, Orange, and Nudes. Bronzers can be applied over your blush as well as provide a face lift for your face, leaving you with a sun-kissed appearance.

Bluffajo Snow Kohl Eye Pencil



If you are hooked on black liner, try a blue or brown to really soften the eyes. Adding white pencil on the inside opens up the eyes and makes it wake up. Making sure your makeup does not match your cloths, they should complement each other, not over power. Lashes are another necessity and among the hottest accessories for the season; whether you are using your own or receiving an extension, they must be cared for.

Kissable lips always make a great impression of freshness for a woman. Lip gloss have been around for decades, however lipstick mattes are here to stay.

Bluffajo Luscious Lip Gloss

Bluffajo Hush Lip Gloss

Bluffajo Smile Lip Gloss

Great colors for lip glosses can be found from the Bluffajo Cosmetic lineup: Luscious, Smile, and Hush. Also check out collections from other known brands such as Bobbi Brown, Revlon, Cover Girl, etc.

Nails, Nails, Nails: the ultimate fashion accessory. A great set of nails can make the total look. Here are some of the hottest colors and brands for the season.

Essie Hot Blue

China Glaze Sweet Hook

Vinyl Lux Paradise Collection

Zoya Nude & Seche Perfectly Poised

The Spring and Summer is all about coming out of your cocoon by renewing your look and using color as your expression! So, what is in your makeup bag this spring?
Tip: you need lips, cheeks, a sunkiss bronzer, lashes, nails and you are ready!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Read this great article about Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Top 6 Most Effective Celebrity Diets

The Alkaline Diet
Back in January, Victoria Beckham tweeted a picture of the cookbook Eating the Alkaline Way. "Love this healthy eating cook book!!" she enthused. Clearly, it loves her back; Posh has maintained her signature svelte frame with a diet rich in fruits and vegetables that curtails consumption of acid-forming foods like dairy, pasta, meat and fish. The goal? To keep the body's pH balance between 7.35 and 7.45. Other famous fans of the diet book, penned by Natasha Corrett, the stepsister of Sienna Miller, include Jennifer Aniston, Kirsten Dunst and Gwyneth Paltrow.

Eating the Alkaline Way

The M-Plan Diet
The secret to Katy Perry's "California Gurl" body? Mushrooms. With the M-Plan diet, Perry eats a mushroom-packed lunch or dinner every day for 14 days, then watches the pounds slip off. Great for removing unwanted bulk from problem areas like the stomach and thighs, the program still allows the dieter to retain her womanly shape-the mushroom meal plan won't effect the bust.

The 5-Factor Diet
Megan Fox is a huge fan of celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak's 5-Factor Diet, which Eva Mendes, Alicia Keys and Jessica Simpson also swear by. The program encourages dieters to cook with five ingredients or less and follow Pasternak's rigorous exercise regime.

5-Factor Diet

The Beauty Detox Solution
To shed her baby weight, Drew Barrymore has been using celebrity nutritionist Kimberly Snyder's Beauty Detox Solution. The program, of which Fergie is also a fan, encourages a plant-based diet and lots of juicing.

Beauty Detox Solution

Tracy Anderson's Food Program
Celebrity trainer Tracy Anderson recently launched a nationwide food delivery program that guarantees weight loss when combined with Anderson's workout methods. With a menu featuring options like Proven├žal eggs with eggplant zucchini and coconut flan with mango passion fruit sauce, as well as a separate program for vegetarians, it's no wonder Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez are hooked.

Tracy Anderson's Food Program

The Fresh Diet
Christina Aguilera slimmed down with The Fresh Diet, a home delivery meal plan created by a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef. The program touts a vast menu, with meals like multi-grain strawberry pancakes, mango-stuffed pork loin and key lime cheesecake landing on hungry dieters' doorsteps twice a week.

The Fresh Diet

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Please Vote Maisie Dunbar Spa Lounge for Best Mani/Pedi in the Goods & Services Category

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Let your vote count. Tell everyone you know, and a tremendous thank you to everybody for their support!

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My experience at the International Salon and Spa Expo


I kicked off my New Year with the first show of the season, the International Salon and Spa Expo in Long Beach. For the first time in years, I decided to attend without teaching a class, and it was great being on the other side. I am always excited about learning new tricks of the trade that I can bring back to my team so we can better nurture our guests. Please join me on my trip.

Me with Nails Magazine Publisher & Vice President Cyndy Drummey
and Nail Talk Radio Host Athena Elliot

Me with Hannah Lee, Nails Magazine Editor

Me and Anne Moratto, Editor of Modern Salon

Me and Kathy Weltman, C.E.O. at Soft Landings Towels