Archive for December, 2014

30 Dec

New Years Resolutions

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 30, 2014 /

Thank you for a 2014 filled with beauty, laughter and inspiration. You have all given me so many reasons to be proud and smile, I am truly looking forward to 2015.

Setting a New Years resolution had been a tradition for many…  In the past I have not really set New Years resolutions for myself BUT this year I am!

I came across a sample work sheet then added a few of mine own to help me set some goals…

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Ok Here goes

Place I want to travel:  I have a long list this year. I want to visit my girlfriends all over Tennessee, New York and California for some much needed girl time.

I am going to work harder at:  Staying organized, with so much to manage between my business, the magazine,  kids schedules and day to day life…  This is my number 1 goal

Bad habits I am going to break:  Not replying to emails right away. I am so bad at this!  I always say I’ll do it when I get home or later tonight and then a day goes by… not done.

I’d like to spend more time doing: Trying to relax, I am very high strung and I can not be bored, I have to be on the go-go-go.  I’d like to slow down and relax

( just for a minute of course)

Project I would like to finish:  Re-doing my bedroom and Bathroom, mostly painting…

I want to wear  more of: O gosh everything, I want to vamp up my wardrobe and have fun with it.

A class I’d like to take: Sounds Silly but I love taking makeup classes, I didn’t attend very many in 2014 but I want to take more in 2015, somewhere fun though like Vegas

There you have it!

Happy New Year may 2015 bring you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, and joyful experiences!

XOXO Ashlee

Fill out the Questionnaire yourself  post on Ashlee Miller Artistry Facebook!  I would love to hear your goals.

19 Dec

Skin Laundry

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 19, 2014 /

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 I had the pleasure of attending Skin Laundry’s Grand opening in Scottsdale Quarter Wednesday December 17. If you haven’t heard about skin laundry don’t worry I will tel you all about it.   I went in for my first treatment today and had a wonderful experience. Jordan who checked me in was so cute and sweet.  I am very insecure about my bare face and despite my imperfections she made me feel beautiful in my naked skin. Ashley the nurse who administered my treatment went through each step very thoroughly, explaining exactly what she was doing with no surprises. I have had laser treatments before but this was a very different experience. Skin Laundry has a spa inspired atmosphere, the aroma when you walk in is very calming. I look forward to my future visits.

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What is Skin Laundry:

Skin Laundry is a simple, smart and safe laser skin treatment solution designed to make maintaining healthy skin both accessible and convenient. The signature 10-minute medical-grade treatment delivers a deep down skin cleaning and improvement with no down time.  Using modern technonlgy and advance non-invasive laser and light therapy, Skin Laundry’s proprietary system vaporizes the dirt, debris, pollutants and toxins in the skin deep within pores resulting in brighter, clearer and cleaner skin.

Overall Results:

Just as one’s physical health is improved with ongoing fitness, Skin Laundry believes that it takes commitment to improve a persons skin-the body’s largest organ.

Immediate Benefits:

*Vaporizes dirt and removes bacteria leaving skin clean, clear & glowing

*Improves dull complexion

*Tightens & Brightens

Long-Term Benefits:

*Reduces the signs of sun damaged skin & early signs of ageing

* Noticeably reduces fine lines and wrinkles

* Stimulates collagen & elastin production leaving skin smoother, more subtle and firmer

* Reduce overall redness

* Clears acne and helps prevent future breakouts

* Reduces the visible appearance of pores

*Evens skin tone & texture

* Reduces the visible amount odfscarring on the sin fro acne lesions & cysts

* Reduces Hyper-Pigmentation, evenness, sunspots, age spots and Melasma

* Diminishes visible broken capillaries

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Products:

Skin Laundry has developed an essential line of everyday skin products aimed at helping maintain and improve a person’s results between Skin Laundry treatments. Available for purchase at all clinic locations.

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Skin Laundry was founded in Santa Monica, CA in 20113 by Yen Reis. Yen’s vision of improving overall skin health by making state-of-the-art laser technology  more affordable to the mass market.  The Arizona location at Scottsdale Quarter is the beauty brand’s sixth clinic in the U.S.  I had the pleasure of meeting Yen, she is such a joy to speak with. Yen extrudes wonderful energy , enthusiasm and passion for Skin Laundry.

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Location:

Skin Laundry @ Scottsdale Quarter

15037 N Scottsdale Road Suite 160

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

480.300.7217

**Call for Treatment Plans**

Website:

www.skinlaundry.com

www.facebook.com/skinlaundry

www.twitter.com/skinlaundry

www.instagram.com/skinlaundry

10 Dec

Gift the Perfect Palette

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 10, 2014 /

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Smashbox

On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette

$42.00

Add a touch of luxe to your eye look with Smashbox’s On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette! 28 party-perfect shades of Smashbox’s best-selling, super blendable Photo Op Eye Shadows – from runway-inspired jewel tones to lush neutrals.

FREE Try-Me-Size Smashbox All For Eyes with any $35 Smashbox purchase (offer valid 12/2/14-12/24/14 or while supplies last) 2276589

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

Contour Kit

Light To Medium

$40.00

Details

The premier contour and highlighting palette for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Features 6 perfectly crafted highlighting and contouring powders for sculpting and defining your features.

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Lorac

Unzipped Palette

 $40.00

Get Unzipped and unleash your natural beauty with LORAC¿S universally flattering nude eye shadow palette. Create unlimited head-turning looks with the mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for long-lasting color and 10 ultra-rich, shimmering and matte shadows in a super sexy, nude palette. LORAC: Unzipped, Uncensored and Unbelievable!

FREE mini Lip Lustre Lipgloss with any Lorac purchase (offer valid 12/2/14-12/24/14 or while supplies last)2278453

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Too Faced

Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection

$49.00

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Indulge your craving for chocolate with these 16 antioxidant-rich cocoa powder infused matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums – that smell like sweet chocolate. Inspired by Too Faced’s best-selling cocoa powder infused Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, the collection of decadent shadows is the perfect complement to any skin tone. Includes Too Faced’s signature how-to Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started.
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It Cosmetics

Limited Edition Holiday Naturally Pretty Celebration Matte Palette

$42.00

Limited Edition Holiday Naturally Pretty Celebration Matte Palette contains 14 luxe, antiaging, silk-infused eye shadows that are all matte, but can transform into pearl shades with the tap of a brush, thanks to the Transforming Pearl shade. This beauty must-have includes all the universally flattering shades you need to take you from day to night, no matter what the occasion. Developed with plastic surgeons, these shadows are formulated with lid-loving ingredients, including peptides, collagen, silk, and antioxidants

I found all these Palettes at Ulta.com

Happy Holidays

Ashlee

08 Dec

Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $25

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 8, 2014 /

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Bite Beauty

Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis

$12.00

What it is:
A limited-edition lip collection with Crème Lipstick Duos, Matte Crème Lip Crayons, and Lush Fruit lip glosses—all in head-turning hues and packaged in bright red ornaments for the holiday season. 

What it does:
Featuring Bite Beauty’s deluxe lip minis, ranging from Crème Lipstick Duos to Matte Crème Lip Crayons to Lush Fruit lip glosses, they’re the perfect holiday gift for all skintones. The Lush Fruit Lip Gloss is a mini lip gloss with high pigments and fruit ingredients that are delicious enough to eat. The Matte Crème Lip Crayons offer timeless matte shades that give lips intense hydration. The Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo is a bite-sized lipstick with two contrasting shades.These festive shades come in an array of colors—from vibrant and bold to demure and subtle.

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Ciaté

Tree Trinket Nail Duo

$10.00($16 value)

What it is: 
A two-piece nail polish tree ornament set. 

What it does: 
Add twinkle to your tree and your fingers with this duo of festive goodies. These delightful, limited-edition, pro-formula polishes feature a high-gloss finish and come in a pair of giftable holiday ornaments. Use them to decorate the tree or use the included gift tags to give them to your nearest and dearest and share the love. This set features an exclusive, limited-edition glitter finish. 

This set contains: 
– 2 x 0.1 oz Mini Paint Pot nail polish and effects in Tinsel Town and Wrap Star 
– 2 x Ornament, bow, gift tag

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SEPHORA COLLECTION

Gold Star Eye Brush Set

$22.00

What it is: 
A basic five-piece eye brush set in a compact box with a luxe golden finish. 

What it does: 
Portable, sleek, and perfect for travel, this brush set is on trend for this holiday season with a champagne gold finish. The set includes all the brushes needed for almost any eye look and the tube keeps the brushes together and protected while saving space in your carry-on or on your vanity. 

This set contains: 
– Shadow brush 
– Smudge brush 
– Angled shadow brush 
– Angled liner brush 
– Cream shadow brush 
– Gold case

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Chloe

Chloé Mini Travel Gift Set

$15.00

Capturing the spirit of women, the Chloé vision is not about one singular woman, but rather about the rich and varied personalities of all Chloé women. This fresh, smooth floral fragrance evokes sublime powdery rose. The effect is chic, comfortable, and entirely addictive. Top notes of pink peony, freesia, and lychee embody subtle freshness. At the heart, midnotes of magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose rise to sublimated femininity. A base of velvety elegance comes to fruition through cedarwood, amber, and honey. 

Roses de Chloé is an invitation to grace. Luminous and subtle, it inspires and evokes a unique facet of the signature Chloé rose, capturing the spirit of the Chloé woman. The fragrance exudes an immediate and incredible freshness, derived from the top note bergamot. This sensation is gradually joined by a heart of Damascena rose essence, modernized with a magnolia accord. The trail on the skin is of white musk and amber, the signature base of the Chloé house. 

This set contains: 
– 0.17 oz Chloé Deluxe mini 
– 0.17 oz Roses de Chloé Deluxe mini

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Sephora Favorites

Give Me Some Lip

$25.00($90 value)

What it is:
A six-piece lip sampler set with coveted glosses, sticks, tints, and lacquers—including one full-size product—in pink and nude shades. 

What it does:
Match up with your perfect lip shade with this multibranded lip set that lets you choose your favorite or gift the perfect stocking stuffers to those you treasure most. Experiment with different formulas to achieve the perfect everyday lip. 

This set contains: 
– 0.03 oz Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick 
– 0.12 oz Nars Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss 
– 0.07 oz Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian 
– 0.02 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability 
– 0.05 oz Deluxe Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage 
– 0.20 oz Full-size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout

03 Dec

‘Tis the season! Holiday Makeup Sets

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 3, 2014 /

‘Tis the season! It’s time to dust off your sparkly dresses and glam-up your beauty routine. To help get you in the spirit, I’ve rounded up a few of the makeup holiday set—from subdued to all that glitter.

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Smashbox
Rock A Legendary Lip!

$39.00($99 value)

What it is:
A set of nine deluxe lip colors in reds, nudes, and pinks for getting any lip look for the season. 

What it does:
Let lips impart a pop of color—whether it’s a subtle sheen to seriously shiny. Mix and match the formulas and shades to create a custom lip color that’s all your own. 

This set contains: 
– 3 x 0.13 oz Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Legendary, Cognac, Promise 
– 3 x 0.04 oz Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary, Cognac, Pout 
– 3 x 0.10 Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Firecracker, Off-Duty, Flamingo 

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

Redefining Red

$15.00($20 value)

What it is:
A duo with the bestselling Rouge Artist Intense red lipstick and Lip Line Perfector for creating the perfect red lip look. 

What it does:
Bring glamour to your holiday looks with this bestselling red lipstick and colorless lip liner set. Line lips with Lip Line Perfector, which works with any lip color to prevent lipstick from feathering, and it fills in fine lines around the lips. Swipe on a vivid color with Rouge Artist Intense, a highly-pigmented lipstick. The iconic red shade pairs with warm and cool undertones to flatter any skintone. 

This set contains: 
– 0.018 Lip Line Perfector lip liner 
– 0.05 oz Rouge Artist Intense 43 lipstick

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

Makeup Station

$300.00($662 value)

What it is:
A makeup artist’s set for creating backstage looks and glamorous holiday style with 30 iconic bestsellers for eyes, lips, and the complexion. 

What it does:
This ultimate Makeup Artist’s collection lets you create infinite looks for the holidays—and beyond. Featuring 30 professional must-haves for the makeup love, this set lets any artist explore and indulge in all the backstage essentials. Housed in a reusable, professional backstage Makeup Artist’s Case, this set includes primers, powders, eye, cheek and lip favorites, and Artisan Brushes. 

This set contains: 
– 0.5 oz Travel HD Primer 
– 0.07 oz Travel HD Pressed Powder 
– 0.09 oz HD Blush in #210 Cool Pink 
– 1.01 oz Travel Mist & Fix setting spray 
– 12 x 0.07 oz Artist Shadows eye shadows in M-500, I-544; ME-108, I-414, D-320, M-100, D-236, ME-216, I-922, S-748, ME728, M-630 
– 2 x 0.04 oz Aqua Eyes eyeliner in #21L, 25L 
– 0.23 oz Smoky Extravagant mascara 
– 0.40 oz Aqua Seal makeup sealer 
– 0.09 oz Star Powder highlighter #926 
– 0.14 oz Glitter #3 
– Faux Lashes 
– 2 x 0.04 oz Aqua Lip lipliner in 8C, 14C 
– 2 x 0.08 oz Aqua Rouge lip color #14 
– 0.12 oz Rouge Artist lipstick in Intense 43

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Sephora Favorites

Glitz & Glam Party Essentials Sampler

$45.00($156 value)

What it is:
A nine-piece day-to-night makeup collection with our most glamorous party essentials, packed into a festive metallic clutch. 

What it does:
Vamp up your makeup with this set that takes you from day to evening looks. It features nine makeup must-haves to create the perfect glam look, or to incorporate into your every day look. Stay organized when you store all of your beauty necessities inside the included clutch for touch ups throughout the day. 

This set contains: 
– 0.1 oz Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Infrared Matte (matte true red) 
– 1.4 oz Drybar Detox dry shampoo 
– 0.5 oz Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad nail color 
– 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color in Rose Gold 
– 0.049 oz stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose 
– 1 Pair of SEPHORA COLLECTION false eye lashes in Astonish 
– 0.08 oz Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter in Luminous Champagne 
– 0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder 
– 0.04 oz Lancome Artliner eyeliner in Noir 
– Festive metallic clutch

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SEPHORA COLLECTION

All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette

$15.00

What it is: 
An impulsive, giftable palette of four wearable blush shades, eight glamorous eye shadow shades, and a universal highlighter. 

What it does: 
This sleek, chic palette is portable and giftable and is the perfect purse companion for any holiday party. The univeral highlighter and four blushes compliment every skin tone and add just the right amount of color and sparkle. The variety of eye shadows are designed to complement the glamorous gold and sultry silver top coats for multiple glittering looks that can be taken from day to night. The included full-size mirror is perfect for touch-ups on the go. 

This set contains: 
– 8x 0.05 oz Eye shadows 
– 4 x 0.06 oz Blush 
– 0.14 oz Universal highlighter/luminizer

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SEPHORA COLLECTION

Mini Glitter Liner Set

$16.00

What it is: 
A set of five mini bold glitter eyeliners. 

What it does: 
Add seasonal sparkle or transform your eyes year round with this limited-edition set of mini party eyeliners. The pocket-size format means they can be taken anywhere or given as stocking stuffers. The ultra-glitter finish ensures hours of carefree sparkle without the mess. 

This set contains: 
– 5 x 0.05 oz Mini Glitter Liner in Evening Blue, Mystic Teal, Majestic Purple, VIP Gold, Sweetheart Pink

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
– Parabens

01 Dec

Preparing for your Boudoir session

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 1, 2014 /

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It is never too early to start planning for your  Boudoir photo session, and this planning should be a fun part of the process!  Think about what kinds of outfits you’d like to wear and get them together.  Pick out your sexiest heels.

Find clothing, sexy heels, accessories and props to use in your shoot
Lingerie is nice, but sometimes a tight t-shirt, soft sweater or over-sized button-down shirt can be even sexier
Using something meaningful to your significant other is a great way to personalize your shoot
military dog tags
musical instruments
a favorite tie or button-down shirt
sports fan jerseys, hats and gear

Five Days Before

“Ladies, it’s time to pamper yourself”

If you wax, do so a few days before your shoot
Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed
If you’re planning on getting a haircut or color, give yourself a few days to make sure you are happy with it
We highly recommend a salon manicure and pedicure for a flawless finish
Stay out of the sun – while a base tan will be nice in photo’s, red skin will not
PLEASE – NO SPRAY TAN unless you have done a test run prior too
Drink plenty of water for luminous skin
Lower your salt intake if you’re worried about retaining water
Try on your outfits and lingerie to make sure they fit properly; remove all tags and labels

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The Day Before

“Get ready for a wonderful experience…”

Shave and moisturize
Double-check everything you will be bringing the night before and make sure that you leave plenty of time to get to the studio without stressing – heels, jewelry, accessories and props
Have a nice and relaxing evening with no stress
Get a good night’s sleep – eight hours is ideal

The Day of your Photo Shoot

“Relax and Be Ready”

Use clear deodorant
Wear loose-fitting clothing to your session to avoid red marks on your skin (no jeans, tight socks or tight clothing)
Eat something light but filling before you leave the house
Finally, RELAX – it is completely normal to be nervous, but don’t worry because you are in very good hands. Our hair stylists and make-up artists ( me )  are the best in the area, and they will make you look amazing. Lisa has been shooting boudoir photography for several years, and she knows exactly how to coach you, pose you and make you comfortable throughout the shoot. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most clients – Kick up your heels and embrace your best self!

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For more great ideas check out my Boudior Board on Pinterest


Ashlee Miller Artistry