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Let’s Celebrate!

I want to wish you all very happy holidays and a wonderful new year!  Let’s celebrate families, however they come to be “family”, and what that means to each of us.  

All my best wishes to you and yours; xo  Allana

Photography by Allana Wesley White    www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone of Blush and Beyond   www.blushandbeyond.com

Styling by Laura Taylor  www.laurataylorstylist.com

Gowns and skirt by Swedroe by Ariel  www.swedroebyariel.com

Models are twins Price and Wesley with Elite Models Miami,  Alecsa and Dylan with MP Mega Model Management Miami, and twins Kylie and Hannah with Soleil Kids.  And sweet Fina, the giant schnauzer.

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Summer’s prettiest hair

 

Soft, feminine hair is perfect for summer, showing off shoulders and neck, and keeping you cool at the same time.  Colleen Stone, hair and makeup artist for Blush and Beyond created these styles in our recent beauty editorial.  We began with a neat french braid that left our model’s hair with waves when we took it down.  After removing the french braid, she held the waves with just a bit of hair spray to help maintain their shape.  Next she gave our model a faux bob by pinning the hair up and underneath to create the illusion of shorter hair, showing off the model’s heart-shaped face.  Finally, she put the hair in a loose bun, pulling little pieces out to give it a soft, unfussy romantic look.  These looks go from office, to brunch, to evenings out.  Let your girly side free and try some of these looks for yourself.   The best part is, these looks are not meant to be perfect, only perfectly undone.

Photography by Allana Wesley White  www.allanawesleywhite.com

Hair and makeup by Colleen Stone www.blushandbeyond.com

Styling by Pamela Sarmiento www.pamelasarmiento.com

“The first makeup I ever bought was….” Makeup Basics

Recently I shot with Emily V., a teen girl who has modeled since she was quite small. During hair and makeup I overheard her saying that her mom had just helped her pick out her first makeup products and she was excited to start experimenting with them.  It reminded me of my own first encounter with makeup and I remember exactly what my mom got for me, including the little cosmetic case with strawberries on it.  It was a very big deal, indeed, and even though I barely used its contents, I felt very grown up just to have “makeup” of my own.

A great first makeup kit for young girls begins with the basics.  Since most teenagers have the odd pimple or three, a concealer that covers well and disappears on the skin, such as Boots No7 Stay Perfect Blemish Cover, will be top of the list.  Brush sets are great and should include eye shadow brushes, a big blush brush, and an eyelash and eyebrow grooming brush, like this inexpensive set from e.l.f.

 

Girls love to learn how to do different looks with their eye shadows and spend hours watching tutorials online, so having an eye shadow palette with multiple colors will give lots of variety. This set from DuWop has nine colors broken up into three combinations for endless variations.  These particular colors are somewhat sheer so it will be hard to over-do the eyes.  Don’t forget to curl the lashes BEFORE applying mascara so you don’t rip out lashes.  I like to warm up my curler under the warm water tap to help set the curl a bit more.  Tweezerman makes a great all-round eyelash curler.  CoverGirl LashBlast Fusion Mascara has an easy-to-hold wand and leaves the right amount of mascara on the lashes without going overboard.

 

 

Who doesn’t love to try different blush colors?  Clinique has the most delicious colors in their Cheek Pop Blush collection, ranging from pale peachy colors to roses and plums.  Almost too pretty to use!

 

 

Lip glosses and balms are almost the first cosmetic products girls want to buy and try, and most girls will amass a huge collection of them.  Maybelline Baby Lips comes is a great assortment of sheer colors and they really do leave your lips feeling super soft and supple and plump.  Totally addicting!  For a little bit more shine, Stila’s Lip Glaze Trio in Spring Break isn’t too sticky and is easy to apply, and even layer for different tints.

 

 

Finally, you need the perfect place to store all these products and Apple & Bee have the cutest cosmetic cases of all sizes and functions.  And don’t forget a mirror for reapplying.  Choose one that is flat and has a cover like this one from Tweezerman.

 

 

You’re all set!  This is just the beginning of your cosmetic adventures and the looks you will try out on yourself.  Shop around and don’t forget to check out the local drugstores for products that are affordable on a teenage budget.  Take care of your skin and wash off your makeup every night, and don’t forget to wear your SPF everyday!

Emily’s hair and makeup by artist Colleen Stone of Blush and Beyond