Quick Beauty Tip

April 29, 2013

If you are like me and you do your own nails... Then honey I must tell you that oil, if not properly removed from the nail plate prior to polish application will cause poor adhesion and peeling of the polish as well as bubbling. I dont know about you, but shoot I want my nails to last for at least a week. So wash and clean your nails well before you paint your them. 

Inglot Cosmetics

Beauty Newness!!!

April 24, 2013

Its my duty to keep all of my fresh faced beauties in the KNOw... Whats New in the world of beauty is, INGLOT Cosmetics launches “Virtual Makeover” app now available on iPad and iPhone. INGLOTs “Virtual Makeover” app allows you to take an array of cosmetics and colors wherever you go.   Simply upload an image of your own face or choose to create the look on one of the six pre-existing models.  Whichever picture you choose there are thousands of variations and looks you can create directly on your picture.  Let your imagination run wild!

Have you been too timid to mix up your makeup routine?  No problem!  This app allows you to experiment with exciting new looks using INGLOT’s vibrant color palette and rainbow of products before you buy them.  Not only is there an array of cosmetics available for your eyes, lips and cheeks but you can also color-match the best products for your skin using the apps virtual foundation color matching technology. And all this can be done with ease as the app offers simple step-by-step guidance.

But that's not all!  You can also virtually build your own Freedom System Palette of eye shadows and lipsticks from the comfort of your own home.  Assemble your custom-made palette by selecting the palette size desired and then drag each color from the easy-to-use display into your virtual palette.  The color options are endless! 
Are you in love with the new look you just created?  Your image can easily go from photo to front door.  Once you have finished your makeover the products can be added to your online cart and redirected to for easy checkout and delivery.  Love it so much you want the rest of the world to see?  The app also has an email and social sharing feature that allows you to easily share your new INGLOT makeup look in your social circle. 

INGLOT “Virtual Makeover” app is FREE by visiting iTunes at:

About Inglot
INGLOT Company was established over 25 years ago by Wojtek Inglot, a young chemist working at that time in R&D department in a pharmaceutical company.  His principal objective was to produce high quality products at fair and reasonable prices, using only the best possible ingredients and raw materials from the most reputable suppliers. All Inglot cosmetics are produced within the European Union and 95% of them are manufactured in our own state of art production facilities. We work with make-up artists and colour consultants to bring the latest trends in colour, texture and form to the market. We are constantly developing new products and have just launched the world’s first ever Breathable Nail Enamel ensuring better health care for nails whilst enhancing their beauty. Our unique Freedom System allows customers to experiment with countless shades and colour combinations of different face products, giving them the opportunity to create their own customized colour palette. We are present in 300 retail locationsworldwide.

Did you Know?

Did you Know??

April 24, 2013

This is for all my fresh faced beauties who rock their real nails and need that nail polish to last!!! 

Always bear in mind that to touch hair when it has been fixed in place with hair spray or other hair fixatives disturbs the finish of your manicure. Many of these products contain alcohol or other solvents which will remove the gloss and damage the color appearance of the nail polish


PARNEVU Hair products a MUST HAVE!

April 23, 2013

Hey Fresh Faced Beauties… As you may already know, I don’t talk about hair often. So, tonight is the night!! If you use relaxers to help straighten your hair then this is for you.

I have recently had the chance to try out new products. Which I really needed because I am really not in  love with my current relaxer.  It seems like most relaxers would not leave my hair straight enough or it would be straight but dried out.  I’m sure many of you can relate…

Well honey, I am here to tell you there is a solution because I finally found a SUPERB relaxer that makes my hair sing if it could. Its called T-Tree No-Lye Conditioning Relaxer System by PARNEVU.  This amazing relaxer straightens your hair while eliminating dry flakes and relieves itching while leaving scalp and hair moist. This (NO LYE) relaxer contains vitamins and protein. Greater penetration of conditioning agents during each step of the application helps restore and rebuild your hair leaving it straighter, softer, shinier, and full of body.

But wait I’m not done yall… There is another product I absolutely love by Parnevu. It’s their Hair Maynnaise. It’s a treatment for weak, damaged hair and its enriched with olive oil, egg protein and organic herbs to promote healthy hair. Honey let me tell you why this Mayonnaise is the… it works from within the hair shaft to help strengthen fragile roots, mend split ends and moisturize dry brittle hair. Every time I use this hair mayonnaise my hair feels like it just drank a glass of water. 

Nail Art

The Nail Picasso: Nail Art

April 22, 2013

As you already know, aint nothing like walking up out the nail salon with some freshly done UNIQUE nails!!! If you ask me, NAILS is defiantly part of our accessories!!

With that being said I want all my fresh faced beauties to check out these beyond fabulous nails by Cara Gaskins, also known as The Nail Picasso. She has been a leading, celebrity nail stylist in the metropolitan Washington D.C. area for the last 22 years. Cara is currently one of 4 owners of the renowned Salon Couture located at 7625, Marlboro Pike, Forestville MD 20747. Cara is called the Nail Picasso for a reason, she has lead the industry in innovative nail techniques that are mimicked all over the country. She enjoys sharing this craft with others as she also teaches advanced classes to up and coming nail artists. 

You can follow Cara Gaskins on instagram @Thenailpicasso or 
contact her directly at 240-508-6671. 


Q and A:

April 18, 2013

Hey yall, Here is a question from one of my fresh faced beauties…

QHey Monica!! What can I do to minimize the look of my pores? And what is a good face washing regiment? ie how often should I exfoliate, do facial mask, etc. I have combination skin which on any given day can be more oily or dry depending

A: When it comes to your pores there is a pretty simple answ er for that. Just keep up with your daily skin care routine. I say this because as you get older, oils and skin cells can build up in your pores, causing them to expand. Which brings me to your next question…

A good skin care routine for combination skin includes…   
-Use a cream mild Facial cleanser (If you wear makeup then use a cleanser that can also take off makeup such as the facial cleanser/ makeup remover by Neutrogena Naturals) 

-Use an Oil free, lightweight facial moisturizer ( I use a moisturizer called Dew by DDF

-Exfoliate once a week using a scrub such as the purifying pore scrub by Neutrogena Naturals

I use a different facial cleanser when I have a few breakouts I want to quickly diminish. For that I use the Eccential-C Cleanser by Murad. It has glycolic, and rice amino acid along with vitamin, A, C and E to quickly Zap any bumps. Apply it on DRY face and let it sit for like 3 minutes, and then wash it off. The next day I’m usually happy with my results and then I go back to my regular mild cleanser due to me not being a fan of using a glycolic every day.

Well as always, I hope this helps! Please follow me via Instagram @_beautyexpert and “like” me on facebook EXPERT OF BEAUTY


Best Top Coat EVER!!!!!

April 17, 2013

Im gonna start this off by saying Seche Vite is literaly the BEST top coat hands down!!!!!  The way seche vite works is freaking amazing! Seche Vite penetrate through nail lacquer to the base coat forming a single solid coating over the nail plate for a much more durable finish. Oh and did I mention it dries SUPER fast! Other top coats give me bubbles and takes forever to dry.

Seche Vite was the first single procedure non-yellowing dry fast top coat for nail polish that dried and protected the underlying nail polish much faster and created a more durable shield than anything on the market. 

If you, do you own nails then this is a MUST!!

eye liner

Quick Beauty Tip

April 16, 2013

Nowadays the eyeliners everyone is loving at the moment are the super easy glide-on pencils like the 24/7 Urban decay eyeliners. However as you may know, they can be a little hard to sharpen because of the gel inside of the pencil is so soft.

Well my tip for that is to just simply put you pencil in the freezer for like 15 before you sharpen them. The gel will harden and will sharpen with ease!!!


April 15, 2013

This is for all my Pro MUA's and MakeUp lovers... Over a dozen brands will be launching new products exclusively at the show, May 5 and 6

NEW YORK, NY –  The Makeup Show NYC offers a sneak peek of the newest products on the market, and you can be amongst the first to pick these up on May 5 and 6.  This highly anticipated boutique beauty event will once again deliver the hottest trends and beauty products in the industry. Below is just a sampling of these products that you will find launching exclusively at The Makeup Show NYC:

Kett Cosmetics – The Makeup Show NYC attendees will be the FIRST to get their hands on Kett Crème Blush.  This vitamin enriched formula melts into the skin to create buildable color from barely there to bold and rich.  Kett Cosmetics will be launching 6 shades in pro pan refills or individual compacts.   But there’s more!  They will also be offering a complimentary brush with purchase, only at the show!

Layla Cosmetics – Layla Cosmetics will be introducing their new pro line to the USA for the very first time!   This collection will be making itsfirst-time ever debut at The Makeup Show NYC with a professional assortment of makeup and nail polishes!

Parian Spirit – Parian Spirit will be introducing a new 4 oz pump of their professional makeup Brush Cleaner exclusively at TheMakeup Show NYC.  The citrus oil in their brush cleaner reconditions the bristles as the alcohol disinfects; leaving your brushes clean, sanitized and like new. This is a must product for any makeup artist to carry in their kit!

More new products will also be launching at The Makeup Show NYC from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics and Embryolisse USA.  Stay tuned for announcements on these coming soon!

The Makeup Show NYC will also feature over 75 beauty brands, 6 keynote speakers, 20 seminars, and 14 hands-on workshops.  A few of the brands you will find at the show include:  Diamond Sponsor MAKE UP FOR EVER, Platinum Sponsor Crown Brush andTemptu PRO, Silver Sponsor NARS, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, Stila Supporting Sponsors Smashbox, INGLOT Cosmetics, Alcone Company, The Powder Group and On Makeup Magazine.

The Makeup Show NYC will be held on Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 9am to 6pm and on Monday, May 6, 2013 from 9am to 5pm atMetropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY.   For a complete list of participating brands, educational speakers, schedule of events and prices, please visit

About The Makeup Show NYC
The Makeup Show is owned and produced by Metropolitan Event & Production and travels internationally from LA, NYC, Chicago, Europe, and Orlando.  Bringing each destination over 60 beauty brands, and unique convergence of artists and community, where beauty professionals are sure to find an artistic energy that will inspire any beauty buff, from the passionate beginner to the seasoned professional.  Each show offers an unparalleled lineup ofeducation and appearances from top beauty professionals and focuses on career building and networking within the makeup community.  The show provides a unique experience for the makeup professional to network directly from the best in the business. 

Translucent powder

Translucent powder

April 01, 2013

April showers bring May flowers. Along with flowers comes the HEAT! Which means you may need to pull out the powder, well translucent powder that is.

A translucent powder is a sheer, silky, colorless facial powder usually used to set makeup. But honey, it can be also used greatly during the tuff hot summer months to control shine and give the complexion a matte finish. Translucent powder is for all skin types. 

You would just simply apply the translucent powder with a large powder brush, brushing powder lightly all over your face.

Revlon has a photo ready translucent powder that I'm loving at the moment but truth be told just about every cosmetic line has a translucent powder. 

Be careful because some translucent powders are very thick and unblendable so it looks like ashy powder instead. So please in the powder WELL and even take a picture to make sure the powder is not visible  Sometimes the camera can see what the eye cant. The pic below is Nicole Kidman and Uma Thurman with translucent powder not blended well. There makeup artist should be FIRED!

nicole kidman powder face

Well as always I hope this helps... Please "like" me on facebook! ---> Expert of Beauty

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