Eye”brow” You didn’t know

I know, hold your breath I’m about to discuss those fabulous things that sit so innocently above your eyes, just daring you not to think you know how to brow-glam them.

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Before I started to style my eyebrows, I just thought to myself, why is my hair so dark and my brows not as black as my hair… WHY??!! Fast-forward, and now we have a plethora of products to choose from.  There is powder, pencil, pen, pomade, and gel but, which one is right for you?  This article is going to just tell you a little bit about each of these products and let you see which is suitable for your brows.

PENCIL- This is the most popular, which I keep in my makeup case for clients that prefer pencil instead of powder.  Pencil can give a soft look to your brows, and also you can use it under brow powder for a very natural subtle look.  Eyebrow Pencil is excellent because you can fill in sparse areas, or defining the brow more.  I tell clients that when you first try a pencil, always remember to start at the back of your brow, not the front.  You tend to be a little heavier handed and will lighten up your stroke as you come forward.  I like to Benefits Cosmetics Goof Proof Brows, it’s such a natural product and works well.

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EYEBROW POWDER- This product will help fill in any holes or sparse areas in the brows.  Remember, I told you that you can apply powder over a pencil? The reason I stated that is because the powder acts almost like a setting powder and will have your brows last longer and look very natural.  I know many of my clients state they had trouble picking out a shade that really complemented their eyebrows, I recommend you choose a color closer to your base hair color for a softer realistic look.  To use a brow powder, you’ll need an angled brush to effectively fill in your brows with powder.  You’ll need to coat the brush with the formula before dabbing; it on the back of your hand, the sweep in the direction of your hair growth with a light hand.   I like Bobbi Brown’s Brow Powder I keep this in my case for my clients that rather have powder.

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POMADE- This is the secret to the bold brows you see all over Instagram and YouTube.  In addition to giving brows a dramatic, defined look, this formula can also give brows a subtle hold.  This product is excellent for those with very sparse eyebrows, and looking for a quick way to fill them in will love a pomade.  If you have thicker brows and decide to use pomade, you will have a dramatic, bold look. One of the leading pomades is by Anastasia Beverly Hills. My personal go-to cream/pomade is Chella Beauty – visit www.chellabeauty.com…   I fell in love with this company after receiving a complimentary “brow kit” during StyleCon NYC 2018 and keep this product in my personal makeup kit and have introduced several of my clients to these products…

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GEL – This option by many professionals is one of their go-to-options because, it’s one of the quickest and easiest ways to add color, subtle hold, and fullness to the brows.  In fact, they keep brows in place very well.  A gel works well for individuals that have coarse, unruly brows really get an excellent benefit from this product.  I like using this product, and my technique is, I take any extra product off the spoolie… I use small, light-handed strokes, softly backcombing the brows… I think my go-to-product for the gel is Glossier Boy Brow…

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These are just a handful of the brow products that are on the market, but we have even touched on markers, wax, or color. The one thing I can say is whichever you do decide to use, make sure that you practice and try out several different brands.  I thought this video was great to share on how to style your brows naturally.

 

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XOXO

 

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Fragrance Review

I know that we are always looking for a new scent or smell that could be our possible signature smell.  Well, LaPazions- I did the same thing but, there is a story that goes along with this… I have to take you back to my very early years right out of high school, going into university.  I had a good friend that worked as a “nanny” for a very well-known family.  The mother always smelled so divine, and I literally like fell head-over-heels for the fragrance that she wore.  I made it my mission to find out what it was and low and behold it was Antonia’s Flowers, well needless to say I couldn’t afford it on a high school/university budget… WHY!!!??

Now, we’ll fast forward to the present times, and now my favorite fragrance has been retired or no longer being produced… WHY!!?? Ergo, I started trying to locate perfumes that possibly had the same notes or familiar smells.  I purchased the fragrance NEST COCOA WOODS, needless to say, the notes aren’t anything close to “Antonia’s Flowers” (This is a face of disappointment).

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Let’s get into the review, NEST COCOA WOODS FRAGRANCE is a havier scent, that I wasn’t really expecting since it was on the listing of perfumes that are comparable to Antonia’s Flowers.  The notes are rather strong of the bittersweet Cocoa (very predominant), also are notes wrapped in white sandalwood, Thai ginger, and dry sequoia woods (which feel like they are all competing for the front-line).  I’m not sure if it’s just my body-chemistry or what but, it didn’t smell that appealing.  With this being stated, I have to tell you all they really thought the packaging through completely.  I love the box; it’s a vibrant deep chocolate color with a floral print and the name placed in a signature way that catches your eye.

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The bottle is just as stunning as the box, the thought that was placed in the production of this product is beyond beautiful.  The bottle is like a precise duplicate of the box, right down to the floral design, and the allure of keeping this on your beauty table is all there.

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LaPazions, as you all know, I also am looking for the story behind the product, and by far, the Founder, Ms. Laura Slatkin, really delivers why she developed this fragrance.  The story is compelling, and has you fall in love with the idea of NEST.  I may not like this particular perfume for myself, but I will be investigating other fragrances that are offered by this brand.  Here is a behind the scent video that details Ms. Slatkin’s passion for this fragrance:

 

I hope you all enjoyed my review, and I hope if you try this fragrance, you’ll drop me a note and let me know your thoughts.

XOXO

20200620_120136Sonya LaRae- Certified Image Consultant, MUA, Certified Relationship/Lifestyle Expert, Educator, and Motivational Speaker

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Fixed on Sobriety (Weight Loss)

Hey LaPazions, I know many when they see the word “Sobriety,”  they  automatically think you are speaking of either, someone addicted to drinking, drugs or even sex addicts.  I’m not speaking of any of these when I say “sobriety and weight loss.”   This post has a lot to do with me and my weekend, you see this weekend was very special for me due to two major occurrences:

  1. A special observance
  2.  Sip and Chat

I was so excited for both events, but as the dates drew closer I started pulling my wardrobe i.e. Professional Image Consultant (don’t read between the lines because, I’m going to fill in all the blank spaces).  I am very confident in my skin and I am one that believes beauty isn’t superficial, it is from deep within and I own every inch of it… What I am speaking on is this, I have stopped wanting to carry the extra weight on my body, I didn’t like most of my outfits that we pulled for the weekend, I found myself not loving the example (health wise) I am setting for my followers and those that I am mentoring.  I made a “Sober Commitment Agreement” with myself and decided to get real with my diet and choices..

I live a somewhat hectic life and schedule, which means I skip meals, grab what I can get, drink one too many coffee’s, snack on things that I shouldn’t and lastly eat at bad hours.. Yes, that is me Sonya LaRae.. LOL!!  My assistant just passed out after reading this.. Hey, I believe in being real not just with you or my clients but, much more for myself and holding myself accountable for my choices.  Here it is many times I don’t get photographed full-length waist up is always my go to choice because, you kind of have the “illusion” of not being that heavy .  Well LaPazions, here is a full-length picture of myself:textgram_1551572772Yes this is me and oh by the way I wear a LOT of black, but only because I love the color and I think it has become my uniform of choice…  LaPazions  today I am going to take up 7 Commandments to my journey via the fabulous Jillian Michael:

  1. DO NOT OVEREAT (EVEN HEALTHY FOODS):  “Weight maintenance and weight loss are about how much you’re taking in,” says Michael’s. “I don’t care how healthy the food is. Don’t overeat!” she stresses. Granted, healthier foods will do a better job of fueling your body, but at the end of the day, a calorie is a calorie.

2.  COUNT CALORIES – BUT NOT FOREVER:  While counting calories has a bad rap in some nutritional circles, Michael’s considers it to be absolutely essential if you’re trying to lose weight–and she doesn’t budge on that opinion. “You must know the calories,” she says. Michael’s also stated, “I can’t tell you how many times people come to me and they’re like, ‘I can’t lose weight.’ Or ‘I’ve plateaued.’ And then I look at the simple math and I’m like, dude!” While calorie requirements for weight loss are different for every person, Michael’s urges people to get an app to do the work for you—and once you get the hang of it, you can be conscious of the calories in your food without the technology.

3. READ LABELS AND MAKE EATING QUALITY, NUTRITIOUS FOOD YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY: The bottom line is, it’s about the quality of your food. Get rid of the chemicals,” she says. “Read the label. You have to be proactive about your own health in every possible way. And if you don’t know what the hell it is, you probably shouldn’t be eating it.” Healthy food

I have to pause here and tell you all that number 4 has got to be the hardest thing in my diet and life to do:

4.   BE CONSISTENT WITH EXERCISE:  Now this has got to be Michael’s #1-rule for exercise is to be consistent. “Try to go at least four times a week, and try to get in at least four half-hour routines,” she says. “Consistency is critical.”   Look for me I’m just first trying to make it a twice a week consistent routine.. I use to be a swimmer and I swam everyday for years while in middle school – college.. My body was in great shape and  I felt great everyday, I want that feeling again energy!!

5.  DO A VERITY OF WORKOUTS THAT YOU LIKE:  I thought this was such a good suggestion by Michael’s, because it’s really true if you don’t like what you’re doing you will not keep doing it i.e. exercise and dieting.. LOL!!

I refuse to call my new sobriety a diet, I’m determine to look at it as a new way of living healthy and better than ever!!

6.  GIVE YOURSELF A TREAT:  Now don’t get excited reading that, this means that you get to have something that is good but, also not 900 calories…  This means don’t go cold turkey on your sobriety weight loss goal, give yourself permission to have something like a slice of pizza or a scoop of ice cream.. Just don’t go wild on your treating of self..

See I always remember that statement, “What you put in you is what you will get out”  We have to know that our selections are what either helps us to stay healthy or keeps us on our weight gain, unhealthy lifestyles:

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7. MOST IMPORTANTLY, IDENTIFY YOUR “WHY” AND WRITE IT DOWN:  I find this so important when I work with my clients.. You have to know why you’re changing your habits, so this way you can keep your changes and move forward in a healthy lifestyle..

I’m excited to be taking this journey and I hope in a few months I’ll repost another full-length picture and you’ll see the insane healthy lifestyle changes I’ve made..  I cannot wait to hear your feedback on this topic and to see what you’re doing to walk in your Weight loss Sobriety.

xoxo

Sonya LaRae

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Ardell Magnetic Lashes

Ladies I am about to blow your mind with this review- you may be asking yourself how so?  Like this, I will NEVER  purchase another pair of lashes that have to be glued on, nor will I be going back to my girl for my lash extensions!!  Yup, you just read this correctly because, the magnetic lashes by Ardell are AMAZING.   

The Ardell lashes, that we are bring to you, are the Magnetic Accents that just make your eyes pop.  Let me tell you they look so natural, aren’t heavy , and they frame your eyes beautiful to add that little mystique.  I get more compliments wearing my Ardell Magnetic Lashes, then I have ever with the full-strip (glued), or my extensions.  I have to tell you the little tricks I’ve done that make them extremely easy to apply.20190404_133208

I apply mascara to my lashes 1st, which I’ve noticed it helps with the application process.  I place my top lash close to the rim of the lid, and because of the mascara, it helps them sit just on top.. I then place the bottom lash right under the top lash and you feel the magnets lock together, and Bam!! they are on and looking fabulous:

I’m really looking forward to hearing your thoughts and feelings on the products, and we would love to see your fabulous lashes on.  Please make sure you follow us on Instagram located at http://www.instagram.com/lapazimageing

 

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BH Cosmetics Product Review

Woohoo!!  We absolutely love these days when we get new products into our inventory,  we get to try them out, review them plus- give you our honest feedback.

In this fabulous haul, we received the following products: Love in London (which is gorgeous pigmented eyeshadows in nudes and rich earthen tones), Marble Collection Warm Stone (12 high pigmented colors with a shimmer), Foil Eyes (28 lush pigments that are bold and span from rich earth tones to light shimmers), Blushed Neutrals (26 Color Eyeshadow & Blush Palette), Classic Blush (10 color blush palettes that range from a fair pink to a richer deep Mauve), Plus the fabulous Ardell Magnetic Accents.

We had a great time with our products and used the following on our model President/CEO- Sonya LaRae:  Eyes: Marble Collection Warm Stone, Foundation: Trublend by Covergirl M30, Contour: Tarte Cosmetics, Blush: Classic Blush in Warm Pink and to give those beautiful green eyes that extra pop: Ardell Magnetic Accents Lashes:

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We love the products and the pigments are true, bold and rich.  They go on very smoothly and don’t clump or flake.. Very light weight and gave our natural look a clean and fresh feel.  We would recommend all these products and plan to keep them in our inventory and will introduce them to our clients.

Article by:  Jasmine Gonzales – Licensed Cosmetologist for LaPaz Image Consultants

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