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Monday, November 30, 2009

Contest Giveaway!!! Follow me, Retweet and Win! Bobbi Brown Foundation! $50 Value!!

From now through this Friday, December 4th, I will pick one lucky winner to receive this phenomenal Bobbi Brown Foundation! All you have to do is follow me on twitter if you're not already and retweet this contest! Easy as that! :), The winner will be given the foundation along with a page of tips on how to apply it.

This foundation is one of my favorites, not only because it's not cakey and heavy, but also because it's ideal for all skin types and goes on smoothly with an air brush finish! It's longwearing, evens skin tone and has SPF 15. It offers weightless coverage while hydrating the skin giving it a supple, plump and clean feeling...

Do not miss this opportunity to win! Make sure you follow the contest steps by Friday or else you'll miss out!! Happy Holidays! :)

Jessica Perretti
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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Naples Makeup Artist Reviews Basic Do's & Dont's of Skincare!!

Let's face it, we ALL get breakouts, dry spots, wrinkles, no one has perfect skin! Not even celebrities (as much as they like to hide it)! Inevitably these flaws are still going to pop out every once in a while, but there are a few simple, basic steps that every man/woman can take to make sure they don't get out of control.


The absolute number one thing to remember when it comes to acne prone skin is to wash your face every night before bed!! Ideally, you want to wash it morning and night, but if you only have time to wash it once, do it at NIGHT! Throughout the day harsh pollutants and bacteria come into contact with our skin, makeup is also harmful. At night when we sleep our body heals itself from the day, including the skin. Washing all of the harmful radicals off at night aids your body in the healing of your skin. Sleeping in makeup can cause terrible breakouts and even causes women to wrinkle faster! Secondly, you should exfoliate about 3 times a week to give your skin a nice glow and eliminate all of the dead skin cells that can also lead to clogged pores. Finally, masks are a woman's best friend. They resurface skin, draw out dirt, oil and makeup, and can hydrate if you so choose. If you have clogged pores then a mask is your best friend (only use about 1-2 times per week).


Stay out of the sun!!! The best anti-aging technique is sunblock, I promise you! If you feel ugly without a tan like many women do, get a spray tan or use bronzer. Tanning beds are the worst catalyst for premature aging. Also, Make sure you keep your stress levels to a minimum. As a Naples Makeup Artist, I can get pretty stressed because of all the activity around here. I always make sure to give myself at least 5 minutes/day to relax and just breathe, letting all of my stress disappear. Stress can cause aging and deep set wrinkles.


Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!! Do not be too harsh on your skin, but if you have a peeling area or your skin in general is dry, exfoliate, tone and then moisturize with some type of emollient moisturizer, which draws moisture to the skin. A great one is Clinique's Moisture surge, it delivers moisture throughout the entire day to your skin, it's oil free and is in gel form so goes on very smooth! It's by far one of my favorites.

If you have any questions on skin care or makeup, feel free to email me :). I'm always happy to answer people's beauty needs!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Naples Makeup Artist Reviews NYC makeup: Foundation & Powder

As a Naples Makeup Artist I often get asked the question, "There are so many makeup lines and skincare products, how do I possibly choose what's right for me?!" Even I still struggle with what products to use and am constantly trying new things. My newest discovery is for women on a budget but still want something matte for pictures/oily skin, etc.

NYC has awesome foundations and powders that are perfect for pictures! And guess what?! They're only $2!!!! I do not recommend this product for women with sensitive skin, but if you're looking for a quick fix for pictures and something matte, NYC is the way to go! Their color line is also very pretty, however the pigments are not quite as strong as say a MAC, HIP or Dior shadow.

If you have any questions feel free to email me!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Naples Makeup Artist Reveals Chanel Skincare secrets

Normally I go for the foaming cleansers like Olay or MAC green gel cleanser, but lately because of the winter weather change (although I live in Naples) and the air becoming dryer, I've found that my skin is starting to peel and become more dry. Being a Naples Makeup Artist I have access to many products and know a lot of skin care reps. My friend Antoinnette from Chanel suggested that I try their Precision micro beaded cleanser.

Not only is this cleanser hydrating and a pollution preventive, it also is oil and fragrance free. The soothing botanicals smooth and hydrate skin and the micro beads are gentle enough to use daily! It exfoliates and conditions skin at the same time.

The lotion of the line is PACKED with vitamins and minerals to give your skin all of the health it needs and all of the nutrients it's lacking. I highly recommend this product for women/men who are prone to breakouts but need a little moisture. Even if you're oily it's always good to moisturize. The more you dry out your skin, the more oil you'll produce ;).

If you have any questions feel free to email me! I would be happy to help you with your beauty needs :).

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