Archive for August, 2014

30 Aug

Nude Lips

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 30, 2014 /

Come fall nude lips are going to be everywhere.  The secret to pulling them off effortlessly is to go with a light reflecting formula.

 

  Here are a few of my favorites

LIPPY Liquid Lipstick $18.00

This neutral liquid lipstick is tan in colour, with a little bit of pink mixed in for good measure.

Color: Tea With The Queen

This is one of my daily go tos. Love it!

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M.A.C. Tinted Lipglass  $15.00

A unique lip gloss available in a wide variety of colours that can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick, Tinted Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It’s pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic colour. It contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips. Tinted Lipglass is packaged in a convenient bottle with a sponge tip applicator that provides a quick, smooth, even application. A unique lip gloss available in a wide variety of colours that can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own…

Color: C-Thru

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M.A.C. Pro Longwear Lipglass
A longwearing Lipglass that goes on smooth and lasts for up to six hours! Envelops lips with shine and colour and pro-longs the hours between re-application.

Color: Ready or not

Perfect nude lip for brides

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Revlon ColorBurst Lipgloss $5.99

Color: Bellini

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What is your favorite nude gloss?

27 Aug

Do I shave my legs for this?

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 27, 2014 /

You are now a Mom… You are no longer Heather, Natalie or Carolyn you are “Mom”.  Are you even considered a person?  Moms are servants, drivers, cooks, cleaners, nurses, coaches, teachers, exterminators, plumbers and even superheros… we have transformed into characters.  Sure Moms are loved and even adored, but the expectations are endless, we are suppose to be tireless, available 24/7  and absolutely stable ha…

Who takes care of Mom?

Taking care of yourself can feel selfish, strange and counteractive.  We became moms to care for, to love and nourish these little humans, we have transformed into caretakers BUT guess who we often forgot to take care of?   Our well-being, emotional and physical state should be number 1!  When we are feeling good about ourselves, when we are happy we exude that energy to our families.  If we are feeling confident we are showing our children to be confident. Take 15 mins in the morning and put on your makeup, do your hair, get dressed and I am not talking about  yoga pants.  Allow yourself to take the time. No excuses! When you walk out that front door in the morning you are setting your mood for the day. Make it a great day!

Have we lost ourselves?

Have we found it difficult to get back in touch with ourselves, maybe part of the difficulty is trying to figure out who you are trying to get back in touch with. So much has changed since then, we have created this new life we are so proud of but you still need to be an independent person.  Often people ask me what I do, and never fails to slip right out of my mouth I am a Stay at Home MOM… Really that’s all I am? The second it comes out I want to smack myself because I am NOT just a stay at home mom.  I am a confident small business owner that runs a successful freelance makeup business, I’m a beauty blogger, I am a Philanthropist. This has taken me a while to accept, I am not just a mom I am so much greater than that. I want my boys to see and know that you can play many roles in your life but most important is to always be true to yourself.

When someone asks you how are “YOU” doing?

Things are great! The kids are back to school and loving it…. WAIT STOP they didn’t ask me how my kids were, they asked me how am “I”  am doing.  As MOMs its embedded in our Mom DNA to put our kids first, we use their happiness as a proxy for how we are feeling about ourselves.  Take time to explore your feelings, give yourself permission to talk about yourself.  Ask yourself the same question how are “you” doing?

If we, as mothers do not start taking care of ourselves we will end up Burnt-out, washed-up, and wiped-out, on the verge of an explosion to the next person who dares to look at us wrong.

We need to detangle the idea of selfishness from taking care of ourselves.

Ask yourself before children, “Would you have shaved your legs for this?”  If the answer is yes, then do it.

You deserve it.

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25 Aug

Jamberry Nails

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 25, 2014 /

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Are you tired of waiting for your polish to dry while smelling the horrific chemicals, but still want absolutely gorgeous nails? Try Jamberry Nail Wraps and discover the nail revolution. Jamberry is almost like a heavy duty sticker, with a heat activated base, and a vinyl top coating. This vinyl coating gives it the amazing shine that never fades, and a seal that makes these wraps last for 10-16 days! With 300+ different styles to choose from, your nails will never be boring again! Not only do these wraps look fantastic, but they also improve your nail health and strength.

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Ask me how you can try Jamberry for FREE! The current special is Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Do you love Jamberry and would like to earn yourself some wraps for FREE?

What’s your personality?

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Check them out at http://jaymefloyd.jamberrynails.net Like us on Facebook- Jayme’s Jamerrific Jamberry Nails, Follow us on Instagram and Pinterest- @jaymesjamerrificjamberrynails, Find us on Google+- Jayme Floyd.

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20 Aug

Hair Extentions

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 20, 2014 /

 Are you considering hair extensions for your Wedding Day or Special Event?

I have an amazing place for you to go www.hairextentionsbuy.com

Their clip in hair extensions are made from 100% remy human hair. Out of the entire Human Hair category, remy human hair gives the most natural appearance. It is the preferred choice as it has the following appealing benefits:
1. Last longer time without tangling
2. Stay healthy and strong even after washing
3. Able to color, curl and straighten
4. Able to use normal hair products to deal with
5. Look more natural and blends better in with your real hair

Clip in is a quick way to get longer, thicker hair really quickly for a special night out. It is probably the easiest, fastest and safest way to add length, color and or volume to your hair with little or no chance for causing any damage to it.

Clip in has a quick and simple application and removal process, and can be changed frequently to match your mood or style. It is the perfect starting point if you are new to extensions and would like to experience the feeling of wearing them.

RECOMMENDATION: For fine hair we recommend 7PCS or 9PCS set. For medium to thick hair we recommend 11PCS set.

**You could go to Sally’s beauty Supply and pay double the cost of what you would pay at hairextentionsbuy.com not to mention the wide variety of colors and lengths**

Click the link on the right hand side for special offers

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19 Aug

A Novel Romance

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 19, 2014 /

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Fall in lust with A Novel Romance, a colour collection teeming with deep, luscious shades that will leave you feeling overwhelmed with desire. Passion mounts, and these hues fan the flames of your deepest emotions, as an amorous adventure begins. Seduced by a secret lover, eyes lock, shrouded in the lustful, metallic hues and cool blackened purples of our Eye Shadow quads. Get provocative in seductive plum and burgundy Lipstick. Then, play the temptress in come-hither shades of sweet lavender and soft rose gold. Finally, cheeks flush in shimmering Powder Blush, as you turn the page towards a powerful climax…leaving you utterly breathless.

A Novel Romance: Eye Shadow x4
A passionate mix of pale neutrals, mid-tone grey and deep browns The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.

5.6 g / 0.19 US oz
US$40.00

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My Fantasy Pale neutral olive (Veluxe Pearl)
Fall in Lust Mid-tone cool grey mauve (Frost)
Dance in the Dark Deep blackened brown (Matte)
Rising Passions Greenish charcoal with gold pearl (Velvet)

 

An Amorous Adventure: Eye Shadow x4
An explosive combination of seafoam green and plum tones. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.

5.6 g / 0.19 US oz
US$40.00

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Sable Gold plum with bronze pearl (Frost) (Permanent)
Sex & the Oyster Mid-tone seafoam green (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
Brawn Mid-tone plum brown (Satin)
Black TiedBlack with silver sparkle (Velvet) (Permanent)

A Passionate Quest: Eye Shadow x4
A sultry selection of light pink, rich eggplant and violet navy. The highly pigmented powder formula applies evenly, blends and builds beautifully.

5.6 g / 0.19 US oz
US$40.00

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The Wrong Man Light cool dusty pink (Satin)
Serenade Mid-tone orchid pink with blue duochrome pearl (Veluxe Pearl)
Brazenly Rich eggplant (Veluxe Pearl) (Repromote)
Stay Sultry Deep violet (Satin)

Lipstick
Colour plus texture for the lips. Stands out on the runway. Simmers on the street! What made M·A·C famous.
3 g / 0.1 US oz
US$16.00

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A Novel Romance Light cool dusty pink (Cremesheen)
Good KisserMid-tone fuchsia (Matte)
Hearts Aflame Mid-tone brick red (Matte)
Lingering Kiss Deep plum red (Matte)
Myself Soft shimmery nude beige (Lustre)
Yield to Love Mid-tone rose (Cremesheen) (Online Exclusive)

Tinted Lipglass
A unique lip gloss available in a wide variety of colours that can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own, over Lip Pencil or Lipstick, Tinted Lipglass is the perfect product for creating shine that lasts. It’s pigmented, very shiny and can impart subtle or dramatic colour. It contains Jojoba Oil to help soften and condition the lips. Tinted Lipglass is packaged in a convenient bottle with a sponge tip applicator that provides a quick, smooth, even application. A unique lip gloss available in a wide variety of colours that can create a high gloss, glass-like finish or a subtle sheen. Designed to be worn on its own…
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4.8 g / 0.17 US oz
US$15.00

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Bared for You Soft rose gold
Pure Fiction Mid-tone violet pink
Reckless Desire Sheer pearlescent lavender grey
Talk Sexy Dark purple
Wanting More Washed-out lavender

Powder Blush
Colour for the cheeks and face. Various formulas. Different looks.
6 g / 0.21 US oz
US$22.00

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Fun Ending Soft neutral peach (Satin)
Animal Instinctss Shimmering plum (Frost)

A Novel Romance Nails
An impassioned midnight romance comes alive in six Nail Lacquers to tempt you in intriguing nocturnal hues, developed by nail guru Marian Newman. Royal blue, charcoal and violet lure you deep into the night as crimson and magenta light your heart aflame. Like fiction brought to life, the passions of this after-dark adventure seem almost too good to be true.

Studio Nail Lacquer
M∙A∙C Studio Nail Lacquer provides rich, opaque colour in three high gloss finishes: cream, pearl and glitter. A brand new formula, developed without toluene…
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10 ml / 0.34 US oz
US$12.00

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Before Dawn Green grey
Midnight Storm Deep magenta
Sunset Sky Mid-tone crimson
Midnight Strata Dark violet
Midnight Ocean Dark royal blue
Midnight Sky Deep charcoal

A Novel Romance Eyes

Come-hither eyes tempt in highly charged shades of Electric Cool Eye Shadow. Hues of deep cobalt, pearlized black and soft, pale champagne drive your lover wild with a look that’s almost sinful. Arousing shades of Fluidline Pencil fuel this passionate quest, as you set sail for secret shores of pleasure.

Fluidline Eye Pencil
Ultra-smooth pencil provides the same brilliant coverage as M•A•C Fluidline. This liquid liner in a pencil effortlessly glides on, staying for hours. Easy to…
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0.28 g / 0.01 US oz
US$16.00

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Atomic Ore Gold
Earth Sign Deep brown
Deep Blue Sea Deep ocean blue
Metropolis Deep metal gray
Evil Twin Blue purple
Black Brilliance Black
Water Willow Deep khaki green

Electric Cool Eye Shadow
A new generation of texture, this buoyant, spongy formula provides coverage, colour and wear with a unique, flawless finish. Formula builds seamless coverage…
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2.1 g / 0.07 US oz
US$21.00

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Pure Flash! Pale champagne (Repromote)
Love Power Soft shimmering rose (Repromote)
Superwatt Light shimmering taupe (Repromote)
Coil Copper bronze (Repromote)
Gilded Thrill Gold
Switch to Blue Rich cobalt (Repromote)
Highly Charged Rich purple with pink pearl (Repromote)
Blacklit Black with multidimensional pearl (Repromote)

17 Aug

Airbrush VS Traditional Makeup

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 17, 2014 /

A lot of brides are talking about airbrush makeup application, but many don’t really know what it is or if it would be right for them.  There really in no concrete answer. The correct application for your own personal needs is more important. Any makeup can make you the prettiest version of yourself you can be.

Heres the differance:

Airbrush

It is a different application method of putting on foundation.  You can spray on layers which help build and control coverage, it adheres to the skin for a long into the evening. Keep in mind airbrush does not work for all skin types, it will not change the texture of you skin.   Airbrush makeup is WAY to thin to be used as a foundation for acne, scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, or dry skin. At best, it may be used as a fine finish on top of a traditional foundation simply to give it a finer finish once most of the work has been done. And by work, I mean that a professional makeup artist will more than likely lay down an entire face full of foundation and concealer, giving you a flawless look long before the start button on the compressor is pushed.  Airbrush makeup is a much finer product, thinner than a traditional foundation. Because it comes out as a spray. Think of it as tiny little pixels being applied as opposed to a big block of color. Also, it makes blending a breeze! Carrying it down to the neck and decollete is smooth and seamless. The caveat is that because it is so fine, it only works best on skin that is already in pretty great condition and should never be applied heavily. And, it doesn’t really have a leg up on traditional methods unless a specific and unique look. You’ll find most well-respected celebrity makeup artists use traditional makeup, because it is more precise.

Traditional makeup application

This is my personal preference, where foundation is applied with a series of brushes  to create that flawless airbrushed look.  Using the traditional method gives you more of a range to choose foundation and customize it for the right skin type.  I love that I have the ability to paint a face like a blank canvas, with full control over contouring, highlighting using a variety of brushes.  Traditional foundation is more opaque, and has a richer coverage. Also, because the finish is in hand-blending, you can work the product into skin that may have some texture issues, filling in all the nooks and crannys. It allows you to be more involved, more detailed, because you don’t have to worry about ruining a finish since the finish is largely contingent upon your skill as an artist and not a machine. Not to mention, traditional foundation is more flexible when it comes to building up or sheering down coverage, which gives the artist more control over the final outcome. With many professional brands offering silicone based formula’s, the durability of a traditional foundation is more water-resistant rather than water proof, but it looks, acts, and feels more like skin.

How do you know if you have chosen the right makeup artist:

Do you feel comfortable with them.  Would you want to spend your wedding day with them. Makeup artist start in the morning and stay with you sometimes until you are in your dress and ready to walk down the aisle.  Could you picture yourself being friends with them after your wedding or using them for future events.  I have loved becoming friends with my brides over the past years I have gained so many new girlfriends, followed them on Social Media watch them grow, have families and I am grateful to be a part of their lives.  Being a makeup artist is not just my job its part of my life and who I am.

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Have you ever had Airbrush makeup? What are your thoughts? 

14 Aug

How Long Your Makeup Really Lasts

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 14, 2014 /

How Long Your Makeup Really Lasts

Yes, it’s probably time you tossed that lipstick.

 

Mascara (3 months) 

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Eyeliner 

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Liquid ( 3 months) 

Five-Great-Eye-Liners

Pencil ( 2 years ) 

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Eye shadow ( 3-18 months) 

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Brow Pencil ( 1 year) 

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Lipstick ( 1 year)

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Lip Gloss ( 18 months) 

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Lip Pencil ( 1 year) 

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Face Powder ( 1-3 years) 

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Liquid Foundation ( 6-12 months) 

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Cream Foundation ( 12-18 months) 

Concealer

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Pot, Stick, powder ( 2 years)

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Liquid  (1 year)  

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Powder Blush ( Up to 2 years) 

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Creme Blush ( 1 year) 

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13 Aug

2014 Hair and Makeup Wedding Trends

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 13, 2014 /

Say Yes To The Dress seems to be the most trending wedding shows and phrases you hear these days. Choosing a wedding dress is one of the biggest decisions a bride will have to make.  BUT what about your hair and makeup.  Many brides seems to forget or put this off till last. You want to look your best and still look like you! I know many of you spend countless hours browsing Pinterest trying to find the “look”  which is why I have I have put together 2014’s most popular wedding hair and makeup trends.

1.  Cat eye

This classic vintage look is elegant and timeless.

2. Gorgeous Braids and natural flower elements

Braids have been a feminine staple since we were little girls.  They are romantic and can we worn with long or short hair. Fresh  flower crowns and accents create that whimsical look many brides desire.

3.  Barbie pink lips and bold lips

Gorgeous colors in shades of raspberry and  powder pink will give you that perfect kissable pout.

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Whats your favorite wedding trend?

11 Aug

Photo Ready

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 11, 2014 /

Get photo ready with Smashbox new Studio Prep Kit

 

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This is an Amazing deal!

$36.00
Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Lash Primer, Under Eye Primer all the  essentials you will need to prep your face.
This kit is great for brides who are looking to do their own bridal makeup or on a day to day to day basis.   You never know when you’ll have your picture taken, you always want to be ready!
Do you prep your lashes?

08 Aug

BE LEGENDARY

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 8, 2014 /

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BE LEGENDARY LIP GLOSS

Saturated shades of gloss with mirror-smooth shine that’s never sticky.

Color: True Red

BE LEGENDARY LONG-WEAR LIP LACQUAR

Say hello to the next-generation of lip color, BE LEGENDARY LONG WEAR LIP LACQUER—the new boundary-pushing formula that delivers maximum high-lacquered color with major comfort—all day long.

Color: Legendary Red

BE LEGENDARY LIPSTICK

Just one swipe and you’ll see this is the stuff beauty legends are made of. From modern mattes to hydrating creams, our ultra-luxe formula glides on for show-stopping, saturated color every time.

Color: True Red and a Matte True Red

You can purchase any other these for $20 each at

www.smashbox.com or www.sephora.com

Smashbox offer I received 8/6/14

Happy Shopping!

XOXO Ashlee

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