Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #26 - May 26th, 2009

Get some sleep!!

In this busy world, it can be hard to tune out and get some zzzs at night. Since beauty rest is important, Brett shares his top tips for getting a good night's sleep.

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EARS - Try earplugs! The complete silence is relaxing, but don't try this if you need to wake up to an alarm in the morning! Try to buy earplugs in a bright color so if you happen to lose one in the middle of the night, it will be easy to find.

EYES - Try an eye mask! It's important to block out light, and the slight pressure it puts on lids will calm the eyes. The habit of putting an eye mask on every night before bed really helps to put the body in sleep mode. Look for eye masks at Bath & Body Works; they sell really soft and inexpensive versions.

MIND - Forgetting the worries of the day and turning off your brain for bed is the hardest part. If you wake up in the middle of the night, try not to get anxious. Instead of worrying about sleep lost, try distracting your mind. Think of a favorite movie and try to recall each scene, beginning with the opening credits. Bet you won't get very far! Brett's fave for this trick is Grease 2!

Now go on and get your beauty rest!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #25 - May 19th, 2009

Inspired by the LA summer weather, Brett gives us his first fragrance Quick Tip!

The summer is here, and everything should be light and breezy. But what do we do if our favorite fragrance is warm or heavy??

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For Brett, who loves vanilla, finding a summer scent can be quite the dilemma.

His solution: Mix your fave warm scent with a light, citrus-y fragrance to amp it up and give it a fab summer vibe! Just dab a little bit of your go-to winter scent on as a base and spritz a light, summery scent on top.

Here are some fresh and sunny fragrances he recommends to layer with your best winter scents:

* Calyx Sheer Exhilaration - Just relaunched! This one has a lemon-y fresh scent with a hint of flowers that screams summer.
* Demeter - An inexpensive line with fun scents such as Pomegranate and Pineapple that are easy to mix and match.
* Fresh - The Sugar scent is unique blend of orange and white lily - sweet and light and a perfect complement to your fave warm scent.

Now you'll never smell like November in June again!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #24 - May 12th, 2009

Special guest celebrity makeup artist Steven Sollitto is back with Brett for a new Quick Tip - and this time, they're talking about a summertime necessity : MATTIFIERS!

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Both Steve and Brett agree - mattifiers are easy-to-use products that really work. A necessity for every makeup maven's tool kit, mattifiers take away shine and are perfect for summertime!

Be sure to use a mattifier before your next "red carpet" event - extra shine tends to show up in photographs. Steve likes Peter Thomas Roth Max Anti Shine Mattifying Gel.

How do you wear a mattifier?

- Put a tiny amount of mattifer in the palm of your hand and spread evenly over your whole face as a foundation prep, and then touch up the T-zone area after you apply make-up.

- OR Use mattifier as an alternative to foundation for an au naturel, polished look.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Tuesday QuickTip #23 - May 5th, 2009

Traveling never felt so good!

Brett shares his favorite TSA-friendly drugstore pick for locking in serious moisture -
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream.

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Beauty products come in all price points and sizes, but Brett's hands-down favorite hand cream can be found at the drugsotre AND can make it through security with you.

Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, in a handy 2.0 oz tube, has a high concentration of glycerin to lock in moisture and give you a satin-y, not greasy, feel.

Brett especially loves the fragrance-free option, and even recommends using this intense hand cream on feet and elbows!