Monday, April 04, 2011

When Pearls Ruin Your Passport Picture...





My first agent, Dennis Reed, used to call them 'pearls'. It was the first time I had heard the word alluding to those tiny spots full of white blood cells that lay on top of the skin causing beauty havoc. The public at large call them pimples and, these uninvited guests pop up the minute you say gala, personal appearance or passport picture. In case of the latter, consider you might be stuck with an image for twelve years that would probably set security alerts within TSA and Customs officials that deem your image unrecognizable; consequently sending you to secondary holding every time you travel.  Who knew a 'pearl' could be so offensive?

All right, let me not beat around the bush as your 'pearl' might be growing exponentially as we speak. This is the deal: You want to get rid of it ASAP! Right? Well, ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to Sampar's Prodigal Pen Blemish Corrector.

Sampar's Prodigal Pen is a mix of 100% natural ingredients, with oils of lavender, sage, savory thyme, rosemary, cinnamon, oregano and clove. This miracle mix has detoxifying, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties and yet the light gel gets absorbed very quickly into the skin. 

My experience with Sampar's Pen? I love it! Effective. Practical. It's going right into my grooming cabinet and traveling bag. Roll it on the affected area at night and in the morning your 'pearls' are almost gone. Thank you Sampar.

Before I go, here's a link where to order this magical pen: Sampar Blemish Pen

pd.: I love the fact that there are no funky chemicals in this pen. You know, anything green or to save the world, I'm in. Oh! I also heard it helps with bites, those of mosquitoes and similar jungle insects of the Diptera order. (I'm so thankful for city life.)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

A Handsome Newfound Love...*kyoku.





Happy one more time, as for the past who knows how many seasons, to be directing beauty at the Carlos Campos' Fall/Winter 2011-12 fashion presentation. As a makeup artist, you are always looking for the ideal makeup/skin care sponsor to go hand-in-hand with the designer's vision; for example, the minimalist designer paired with the minimalist makeup line, and so forth. Well, this season I have made a match in heaven, Carlos Campos and *kyoku for men, my newfound love!

*kyoku for men is man's man line. Founded by Asim Akhtar, the son of one of the founders of StriVectin, *kyoku was inspired by the healthy living of the people of Yuzuri Hara, a village just about two hours outside of Tokyo, Japan. In this village, diabetes, heart disease and Alzheimer's are simply non-existent. But, the added bonus of living in Yuzuri: flawless skin.

The skin care line is infused with amazing ingredients like bamboo extract to pump up your skin's hyaluronic acid (the stuff babies have abundantly in their skin, hence their soft derriere
) and volcanic ash for deep detoxification of the skin. It's like having a going-away-detox-program but at home, like Charlie Sheen sans lost episodes of "Two and a Half Men", twitching and texting.



Those who know me well are aware that I'm not a morning person, although I'll definitely wake up happy for some "sake infused shave cream." Oh yeah! One of my favorite products from *kyoku. You bet I'll follow up with some extra Mimosas and I'll be a happy morning-er.


The eye fuel? A double whammy. A winner! One pump bottle that divides into two separate chambers: one pumps the uplifting eye gel and the other the eye radiance creme. Voila! No tired glances at the show.

I hope you can join me this Saturday, February 12th, for the Carlos Campos' Fall/Winter 2011-12 fashion presentation at Exit Art (remember to RSVP). We'll be having fun, for sure, and the men will definitely be that man's man all women want and men want to emulate.

I have to say, I'm in love with *kyoku for men. I hope you fall in love too!

Oh! Soon to come exclusively at Barney's NY.