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The long awaited post about THE MAKEUP SHOW !

I know, I know,..... it's been forever since my last post, and I could make excuses and say " a cross country move, a breakup, another move, (not necessarily in that order)...sometimes life gets in the way".....
but truth be told, I got sooooo much loot at the makeup show that I wanted to be able to actually use it, and not just on myself, but on my clients, so that when I spoke to you about it, I'd actually have something to say.

So without further adieu, I give you ..... The Makeup Show LA Bloggger Bag

There was so much in this "goodie bag" that I almost don't know where to start.
 I have a few favorites that I could go on and on about so I'll leave those for last. I will say this, there are some things that I selfishly will keep in my own makeup bag that my pro-kit will never know about!!!

***to purchase all these products, just click on the underlined links below***

First up Model in a Bottle,@ModelinaBottle

One of my friend Stephanie's, (@newbeaut…
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Some of my previous work!   I love when I come across my work by accident I was surfing around and looking for inspiration, when I came across this music video for Atlantic recording artist, Ryan Star, that I had done the hair and makeup for.
 And yes, even guys wear makeup, in fact anyone in front of a camera is wearing makeup if the video is going to look like a quality production. It's just a matter of knowing the difference between Male Grooming (which is closer to "manscaping") and Men in Makeup.
Which you've seen if you watch any of the male beauty influencers, such as James Charles.
(who's makeup I did not do).
  Here's a little tidbit that you aspiring makeup artists may want to remember before you get hired for a music video.
It doesn't matter if it's your favorite song, If you are the makeup and hair person on a video, they will do about 20 takes (if you're lucky) you WILL be singing that song, on the way home, in the grocery store, the …

We have a winner !!!!!!

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and the winner is LESLIE GANN CONGRATULATIONS! You are taking home the Hammam Spa Gift Set from @zakiasmorocco & @inurfacemakeup
please contact me to leave your address so I can pass it on to the people at Zakia's Morocco !

You can reach me by email :inurfacemakeup@gmail.com
or DM me on twitter

How to Turn Bath time from Humdrum to Hammam!

I am very big on pampering myself with bath products. It seems like no matter how stressful the day, there is nothing like a hot bath to literally wash all my troubles right down the drain. Nothing could be closer to the truth than when taking a Hammam. For those of you that have never heard the term before, a "Hammam" is a Moroccan cleansing ritual, which in America translates to a very hot bath to really relax you and open up your pores. It's also the name of the gift set that was given to me to review by Zakia of Morocco.


The benefits of visiting a hammam, sauna or steam room.

Physical and emotional detox. Reduce stress, anxiety and allow deep relaxation.
Beautifying the body and face. Exfoliate dead skin from your body, unclog pores while eliminating toxins from the skin and
Fight acne. Regulate skin oil secretions to prevent acne and help heal scars and reduce redness.
Skin nourishing and rehydration. Provides essential vitamins and minerals.
Anti-aging. Allow yo…

When it's time to relax, here's my secret weapon......

I am half convinced that everyone on social media has anxiety disorder. 
Whether it's ADHD, OCD, Mania or a combination of all three, (no judgements here, myself included), we are a product of our environment.  We live in a society where if you don't sleep; you are considered a warrior! 

A quick peek on my Instagram, and you'll notice I am proud to display the quote, " 5 am The time when Legends are waking up or going to sleep". 
We are, without a doubt, perpetually plugged in. 
We have conversations with our significant other as we check our email. We are Snapchatting our way through meetings and
Instagramming our dinner. 
And it's not only generation Y, even the President (whether he's "yours" or not...) has a Twitter account! 

 It's amazing we can sleep a wink, with all this stimulation! 

4 Reasons why I'll never use a standard charging cable again - ( 2 min read )

As anyone that has an iPhone will tell you, when it comes to charging cables for this battery-draining  beast, "the struggle is real". 

I'm tired of giving  $20 to Apple so they can stuff their pockets every 6 or 7 months, when their standard lightning cable tears or breaks. Then again those $6 Chinese imports from 7-11 may as well be disposable!


 So when I had the chance to check out the Power-Up Cable for iPhone and saw that it was coated in a nylon braid to make it extra durable and reinforced on both ends, you know I jumped at it!


I mean, what's a Boss Girl with a dead iPhone? (unproductive, that's what!)

Here's why it has my vote:
1- It's 6 feet long, so I'm not stuck leaning against the wall trying to send one more email while my phone is charging! "Wait until it's done charging", you say?
   "Hi, have we met"???

2. That nylon braid, not only makes it extra sturdy, but I don't have to worry about the cord tangling eithe…

The Crazy (but true) Things We Do in The Name of Beauty

When I was 14 years old, I had a really beautiful best friend.
I won't say she was evil, but I will say, adolescence is difficult, and friends sometimes do shitty things to each other ...
You get the picture?

 As for my friend? (Let's call her "Suzie".)
She had the longest lashes I had ever seen!      


 I had tried everything to get mine to look as long as hers; Gobs of mascara separated with a safety pin...Baby powder under my mascaraOlive oil every night Nothing worked, finally, I asked her...

"Suze, how can I get my lashes to look like yours, all long and beautiful? She said, Do you really wanna know?
Yes, whatever it is, I'll do it, just name, it I said.
Cut them, she said.
Cut them???
Yup, she said
How short do I cut them?
That depends,... How long do you want them? Her eyebrows raised, The shorter you cut them, the longer they'll grow" she told me.
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I raced home, ran to the mirror, and with scissors in …

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