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Spring Lip COLORS That Pop

May 16, 2017
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At the moment we are loving the celebration of all that is fresh, new and spring. From chopping a few inches of your locks for a lighter feel and look, freshening up with balayage and highlights or revamping your makeup look, spring is the PERFECT time to try something new and daring.

Today we are sharing one of our favorite new makeup trends and the quickest ways to freshen up your look.

Magnificent magenta and tarty tangerine lips are on the scene this season in a big way and we are really digging the fun fruity vibe of the both of them but what we LOVE about them is that both the berry- tint and the citrus option look FABULOUS on just about every skin tone!!

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Actress Emma Stone

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Actress Nikki Reed attends Gold Bunny Celebrity Auction Raising Awareness For Autism at Gramercy Park Hotel on March 10, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Actress: Nikki Reed

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Actress Solange Knowles

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05: Actress Reese Witherspoon attends the "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 5, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)

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If you’ve got to have these new shades here are a few of our favorites-

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1. Shiseido Perfect Rouge in RS 452

2. NYC New York Color Expert Last Lipstick in Air Kiss

3. Rimmel Show Off Lip Lacquer in Apocaliptic

4. Bite Beauty Cashmere Lip Cream in Crianza

5. Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupté in 206

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Tangerine

1. M.A.C. Lipstick in Morange

2. Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick in Tropical

3. Illamasqua Lip Color in Soaked

4. Dior Lipstick in Rendez-Vous

5. Maybelline Lipstick in Electric Orange

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Airbrushing

February 14, 2017
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Airbrush makeup.

In the past decade the phrase “Airbrush”has been misused as many times as “All Natural” at the grocery store. I’ve seen everything from infomercials with celebrities to aerosol cans filled with “airbrush” foundation.  I can only speak about the tools, training and products we use at Makeup in the 702 but with more than 15 years experience in the industry-here is what you need to know.

Airbrushing refers to not only to the application of foundation, but the physical
formulation of the foundation as well. To help get a better understanding of what your getting or in some instances paying for, ask your artist what type of compressor they use and if they use actual airbrush foundation.

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The ONLY airbrush compressor that gives the PSI an artist needs to achieve an even and non-streak coverage is Iwata. Dinar and infomercial devises don’t have the airflow needed for smooth, even coverage. They’re also not made for commercial use so are likely to break and stop working when the motor gets hot from extended daily use. Certainly not what you want on your wedding day!! Foundations also need to be made specifically for an airbrush compressor. All to often I see inexperienced makeup artists use a traditional foundation and “base it down” with water or some other fluid in an attempt to make it thin enough to pump through the compressor. First, when liquid is added to foundation it’s chemical composition is changed. This causes the inexperienced artist to use several “layers” to get the end result look needed for photos. Hence what should be weightless has now become the feeling of a pancake on a clients skin. Even coverage is gone and any texture on the skin becomes exaggerated and glaring.

For an artist the tools and training to perform quality airbrushing services for a client are an on going cost. In fact, very expensive cost. However, at Makeup in the 702 we will stop at nothing to provide quality, long lasting end result looks. For the client the end result of airbrushed skin is priceless.

Benefits of Airbrush:

  • Custom blend your color on the spot
  • Coverage for face, neck, check, arms and back (1/2 body)
  • 15 hour coverage
  • Non transferable
  • Withstands the heat of the Las Vegas desert
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Custom wedding airbrush makeup

What airbrush can’t do is change the texture of your skin. No makeup can do that and an artist should not make such promises. Take a look at the wall next to you, do you see the texture? I can paint that wall blue, black, purple or green and the texture will still come through. If I want to change the texture of the wall I need to sand it or change it prior to painting.   Consumers and artists alike have been sold by the cosmetic industry that a primer will change the texture of the skin. That is in fact not true. The only way to change the texture of the skin is with skincare and injectables, and even at that, the change in texture is only temporary. Some primers can help traditional foundations hold longer but in my opinion they really are just another layer and should not be used in conjunction with airbrush.

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Easy, Breezy, Beautiful……..INCLUSIVE……CoverGirl

January 27, 2017
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Last year we were lucky enough to work with international cosmetic and beauty power house COVERGIRL for their national conference and product launch event. It was one of the highlights of our year and it got me looking a bit deeper into the company and their history.

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Any one who knows me, can totally attest- I jump at the opportunity to dive into an online research project!!

 

Look at this “lovely”, vintage 9 hour “eye polish” ad!?

 

 

 

 

Below is a collection of some of the fun vintage adds as well as some of the exciting new brand ambassadors the company has welcomed.

 

 

Something that really stood out to me while I was reading up on COVERGIRL was its long standing practice of diversity and inclusion.  For decades they have celebrated beauty in all its shapes, shades and colors.

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The brand broke ground and shook the foundation (hehe makeup pun totally intended) of the cosmetic industry in late 2016 by announcing that makeup artist James Charles would be the companies first male spokes model.

 

 

 

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Another big win for inclusion in the industry was when the company also brought on Muslim beauty blogger Nura Afia to the team.

 

Another celebration and example that extraordinary beauty is found all across the globe.

 

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Tattoo’s on Her Arm and Love in Her Heart- Tattooed Brides

January 20, 2017
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Sometimes when i should be working on the mountains of paper work that surround my desk, or I get on the internet to check an address of an appointment…….it happens!!! I get completely sucked into the never ending labyrinth that is the internet.

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Most recently, I’ve stumbled across some INCREDIBLY beautiful images of brides dawning equally as beautiful art on their bodies.

 

 

Take a look at some of the ones that really caught our eye.
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From the bold makeup to the cheery orange hair this couple has us swooning over their beautiful joyful celebration.

 

 

 

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Again with a beautiful bold red lip!!! I am such a sucker for a bride brave enough to wear a colorful dress!!! This stunners ink grabbed my attention but this stunning pink gown is princess perfect.

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This incredible moment right after their love is made official is almost enough to make you cry.

With this delicate up-do hairstyle with woven ivy, this bride is really pulling at our hearts!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Far more breath taking than this sun set shot is the over flowing joy and love flowing from these two. You can see the adventurous and exciting spirit they share.

More pictures of beautifully inked brides and their fun and funky styles can be found here or one of our new favorite blogs- Rock N Roll Bride.

 

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A New Found Love of IKEA

October 28, 2016
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In the last 6 weeks I have planned and implemented a move to a new studio, a move to a new house and several fabulous get togethers. This busy fall schedule and the recent opening of the new IKEA in Las Vegas has us loving all things Scandinavian and sleek for the season. Here’s a collection of some of the bits we’ve come to love.

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Rotera Lanterns

Lanterns ($4 each) hung from a tree set such a romantic tone for a sophisticated garden party or backyard bon fire. Inside, they can be lined up along a dining table with spider webs and candles would be perfect for a spooky Halloween set up, and could be transformed with a bit of greenery for Christmas. 

 

 

 

 

 

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With this versatile feature, it can be hard to know if taking a seat in the back yard, setting your cocktail down for a moment or kicking your feet up is more appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hang various sizes of these classic paper pompoms ($5 each) give the space dimension. If using outdoors in holiday decor or for a night wedding, wrap with white lights and garland.

 

 

 

 

 

IKEA PS Cabinet

This industrial piece works well in a house as a buffet or sideboard, but is also ideal in an office for files and supplies. The sleek lines and industrial appearance provide a really lovely contrast to some softer materials and elements, line luxurious cushions and house plants that are often found in the home.

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With elegance and ease, these candle holders ($16 for set of 3) will add height and drama to a table scape or mantle alike. Like many of the lighting options found in that blue and yellow nirvana that is IKEA, these candles have so many uses that they are just perfect for- from wedding decorations to setting a warm and romantic tone on a patio.

 

 

 

While we could joyously spend a whole day wandering from room to room in that lovely warehouse, and every time we go in there a new favorite is spotted, these are just a few at the top of our current list.

For more brilliant inspiration on how to incorporate IKEA into your wedding decor check out this lovely post at Tailored Fit Photography. And the always delightful Brit + Co. has some clever uses as well.

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100 Best Wedding Photographers in the U.S. and Canada for 2016

March 18, 2016
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Last month SLR Lounge announced the 100 Best Wedding Photographers in the U.S and Canada for 2016, the Makeup In The 702 team was so excited to see some familiar names and friends honored on the list.
“SLR Lounge’s mission and goal is to create a community where the best working photographers are teaching, educating, and elevating the entire industry” – it was with that mission in mind that the below list was compiled.
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Makeup In The 702 has had the privileged of working with the incredibly talented John Michael Cooper of Las Vegas’ Alt F Photography. Not only is John a truly kind and gifted artist, with an eye for capturing the most beautiful images, he is also a passionate educator. He participates in conferences, conventions, work shops and is always one to say “YES” when asked for input and advise.
I once asked John why he is willing to share so much of his knowledge in the photography community by hosting workshops. John responded – “I feel like sharing knowledge is the best way to gain knowledge. By sharing with your community what you know you raise the bar for everybody.”
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Those honored are listed in alphabetical order.
  1. Aaron Morris – New York, NY
  2. Abby Plus Dave – Calgary, AB
  3. Amanda Basteen – Des Moines, IA
  4. Anna Kuperberg – San Francisco, CA
  5. Ashley And Jeremy Parsons – Kansas City, MO
  6. Ashley Fisher – St Louis, MO
  7. Bambi Cantrell – San Francisco, CA
  8. Bradford Martens – Dallas, TX
  9. Brett Butterstein – San Diego, CA
  10. Brian And Allison Callaway – Los Angeles, CA
  11. Brian Maheux – Fort Collins, CO
  12. Camille & Chadwick Bensler – Vancouver, BC
  13. *Caroline Tran – Los Angeles, CA
  14. Charleton Churchill – Sacramento, CA
  15. Chrisman Studios (Ben, Erin and Mauricio Arias) – San Francisco, CA
  16. *Christina Blanarovich – New York, NY
  17. Cliff Mautner – Philadelphia, PA
  18. Crystal Stokes – Charlotte, NC
  19. Curtis Moore – Winnipeg, MB
  20. Dallas & Sabrina Kolotylo – Vancouver, BC
  21. Danny and Julia Dong – San Francisco, CA
  22. Dave Paek – New York, NY
  23. David Murray – Kennebunkport, ME
  24. Davina and Daniel – Montreal, QC
  25. Derren Raser – Arcata, CA
  26. Divine Method – Toronto. ON
  27. Dylan And Sara – Portland, OR
  28. Ed Pingol – San Francisco, CA
  29. Elizabeth Messina – Santa Monica, CA
  30. Emin Kuliyev – New York, NY
  31. Erich Mcvey – Salem, OR
  32. Eugene Michel – Spokane, WA
  33. A Fist Full of Bolts – Seattle, WA
  34. Gabe Mcclintock – Alberta, Canada
  35. Green Tea Photography – Ottawa, ON
  36. Hiram Trillo – Dallas, TX
  37. Impressions by Annuj – Toronto. ON
  38. Jacklyn Greenberg – New Haven, CT
  39. Jasmine Star – Orange County, CA
  40. Jeff Newsom – San Luis Obispo, CA
  41. Jenna and Tristan – Vancouver, BC
  42. Jennifer Moher – Peterborough, ON
  43. Jeremy Chou – Orange County, CA
  44. John Michael Cooper – Las Vegas, NV
  45. Jordan Voth – Seattle, WA
  46. Jose Villa – Solvang, CA
  47. Joshua Dwain – New York, NY
  48. Julie Paisley – Nashville, TN
  49. Justin And Mary Marantz – New Haven, CT
  50. Justine Ungaro – Studio City, CA
  51. Kathryn Krueger – Waco, TX
  52. Kelly and Sergio – Tucson, AZ
  53. Ken Pak – Centreville, VA
  54. Kenny Kim – Chicago, Il
  55. Kristi Odom – Reston, VA
  56. Kristina and Dee Robinson – Sacramento, CA
  57. *Lin and Jirsa – Orange County, CA
  58. Luke Edmonson – Plano, TX
  59. *Lurey Photography – Cherry Hill, NJ
  60. Mantas Kubilinskas – Washington, DC
  61. Matt Roberts – Santa Barbara, CA
  62. Matt Miller – Atlanta, GA
  63. Matthew Sowa – New York, NY
  64. Melissa Jill – Phoenix, AZ
  65. Michelle Gardella – Wethersfield, CT
  66. Mike Allebach – Norristown, PA
  67. Morgan Lynn Razi – Houston, TX
  68. Nessa K – Washington DC
  69. Nicole Chan – Boston, MA
  70. Pat Furey – Toms River, NJ
  71. Raymond and Jessie – Vancouver, BC
  72. Reese Allen – Charleston, SC
  73. Rob Greer – Los Angeles, CA
  74. Roberto Valenzuela – Los Angeles, CA
  75. Ryan Brenizer – New York, NY
  76. Ryan Joseph – Tampa Bay, FL
  77. Sam Hurd – Washington, DC
  78. Samm Blake – Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  79. Scott & Melissa Hopkins – Savannah, GA
  80. Sean Leblanc – Calgary, AB
  81. Susan Stripling – New York, NY
  82. Taylor Lord – Austin, TX
  83. Timothy Eyrich – Alliance, NE
  84. Todd Laffler – New Jersey, CA
  85. Tony Gambino – Bend, OR
  86. Tony Hoffer – Downingtown, PA
  87. *Trevor Dayley – Phoenix, AZ
  88. *Twisted Oaks – Hammonton, NJ
  89. Two Mann – Canmore, AB
  90. Tyler Wirken – Kansas City, MO

For more information on the selection process and to see the complete list with links to the winners sites and portfolios check out the SLR Lounge site.

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5 Common Pre-Wedding Hair Mistakes

March 1, 2016
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You know you really shouldn’t chop off ten inches or dye your hair purple right before the big day, but did you know that dirty locks and leave-in conditioner are huge no-nos as well? Chances are, you didn’t. We hit up a bunch of bridal hairstylists to get the scoop on the not so obvious pre-wedding hair mistakes too many brides make. Be honest, are you guilty of any of the below?
1. Picking the wrong hair accessory…
For your style of dress, wedding and/or hairdo! The right accessory will glam up your whole look, while the wrong one can be gaudy, misplaced and ruin everything, says wedding beauty expert and founder of A Bridal Piece, Keka Heron. “Take the time to shop around, and consult with your stylist for the best piece for your desired look.”
2. Using a leave-in conditioner or doing a deep conditioning treatment right before
Soft hair, do care! Depending on how often you wash your mane, the bridal stylists at Eva Scrivo Salon suggest doing a deep conditioning treatment no sooner than one to two shampoos prior to your wedding date. “Otherwise, your hair will be too soft to work with, which will affect the longevity of the style,” they explain. As for leave-in conditioner, steer clear of it the wedding week. “Leave-in conditioner tends to leave your locks looking oily and dirty for a few days afterward so if you’re planning on giving your hair a last minute rejuvenation, make sure you do it at least a week in advance,” warns bridal hair and makeup artist Jordan Mae.
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Get them for your trial, not just the day of! As Brittany Lo, Founder of Manhattan-based beauty service company Beautini, points out, many brides fall in love with a hairstyle on Pinterest only to discover that it looks totally different on them at their trial. So they purchase hair extensions last minute to fix it. The problem with this? Extensions often need to be cut and color matched, cautions Lo. “We’ve had brides show up with hair extensions they want to use that are a completely different color and poor quality.” If you decide to use hair extensions, she highly recommends splurging for 100% human (Remy) hair and avoiding the synthetic kinds.4. Not washing your hair
Turns out, dirtier isn’t better! A lot of brides show up with dirty hair because someone once told them it’s better for their style, notes NYC hairstylist Amy Moscowitz of Cutler Salon. “On the contrary, if the hair is too oily it can be very hard to manage. Instead, arrive with clean, dry hair so that your stylist can prep it with the proper products.”

5. Skipping cuts and trims for the sake of long locks
Big mistake, brides! Most girls want their hair to be as long as possible so they avoid haircuts and trims until after the wedding, tells Moscowitz. “This is a bad idea because the ends will split and continue to split until they look horribly damaged. This will definitely show if you’re wearing your hair down,” she warns. I recommend a small half-inch trim every 12 weeks for a bride that is growing her hair. This will keep it long but healthy.”

 

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The Complete Guide to Where to Put Your Eye Makeup

February 23, 2016
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Eyeliner, eyeshadow, blending brushes — oh my! Learning to use eye makeup is no easy task, even for seasoned beauty buffs. If you have a tough time decoding all those tricky makeup tutorials, we have an easy guide to each part of the eye so you know where all those eyeliners, mascaras, eye shadows, etc. should go:
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​​​BROW BONE/HIGHLIGHT
If you want your brows to “pop” and open up your eye area, you can add a matte or shimmery pale eye shadow directly under the brow.
LID
Typically, your main shade or shades of eye shadow go on your eyelid, but you can get creative with your eyeliner here, as well. Some people have a lot of space here, while others have very little — it varies from person to person.
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Between your brow bone and eyelid, applying a darker shade of eyeshadow here, right along your eye socket, adds dimension to your eye. Tip: If you have hooded eyes, play with different placements for crease shadow, opening your eyes after each test to see which placement makes your crease shadow visible.
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The outermost corner of the eye where eyeliner or deeper shades of eye shadow are typically applied in a “V” shape, though you can blend your makeup into a “C” shape for a softer effect.
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​UPPER LASHLINE
Right along and above the edges of your upper eyelid where your eyelashes begin, you can define your eye with eyeliner or eyeshadow, or even simply mascara.​
WATERLINE
The inner rim of the eye, the waterline can be host to dark eyeliner to add a smokey look or pale nude eyeliner to make the eye look wider and more awake.
LOWER LASHLINE
Just below the waterline, your lower lash line is where liner and shadow can be applied to define the eyes.
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This is the inner corner of the eye, and where you can add a little pale or shimmery shadow here to open things up.
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What You’re Eating May Be Ruining Your Face.

February 19, 2016
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Before your reach for that second cookie (a pour another glass of wine), consider this: Your diet may be affecting more than your weight and health, it could be ruining your skin, too. How? It’s all detailed in a new book, Younger Skin Starts in the Gut, out in March 2016, from Dr. Nigma Talib, a London-based naturopathic doctor and skincare specialist.
Not only does she claim she can distinguish which foods someone overeats based on their complexion, but she’s even come with names for each not-so-healthy look, including “wine face,” “dairy face,” and so on.
Curious if you have one of these “faces”? Dr. Talib has created handy visual aids to help you figure it out. We also chatted with her to find out ways to combat these annoying skin problems — and get a healthier complexion.
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WINE FACE
There are plenty of benefits of drinking red wine — in moderation, that is. Just as red wine can stain your teeth and mess with your mouth, it can lead to your skin looking ruddy and lined.
​The Symptoms
Pronounced lines or blemishes between the eyebrows, droopy eyelids, pronounced fine lines and wrinkles underneath the eyes, dehydrated skin with feathery lines across the cheeks, enlarged pores, a reddish skin tone, and deep nasolabial folds.
​What It Means
“On top of the fact that it’s full of sugar — as well as potentially pesticides and sulphites — wine causes dehydration,” Dr. Talib told ​Good Housekeeping​. She adds: Your body loses water, your liver is overworked, and your digestion can go “haywire” the day after indulging, leading your skin to look wrinkly, ruddy, and saggy.
Even worse than the short term effects: If you drink excessively on a regular basis, Dr. Talib warns that you can disrupt your gut’s bacteria, leading it to be potentially pathogenic, meaning it can cause diseases. In short, drinking a fourth glass of wine multiple times per week just isn’t worth it.
So, how much wine ​is​ safe for your skin — and how can you get rid of these symptoms?
“I recommend taking a break from alcohol for three weeks,” she advises. After that, Dr. Talib suggests living an “80:20 life,” where you have a glass or two of wine 20% of the time, but totally abstain from booze the other 80%
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​The Symptoms
Swollen eyelids, under eye bags, darkness under the eyes, widespread acne and blemishes, pale cheeks, and concentrated pimples on the chin.
​What It Means
Putting an extra splash of milk in your coffee or adding just one more scoop of ice cream to your sundae may be tempting, but Dr. Talib warns that it can seriously upset your complexion — even if you’re not lactose intolerant. “As you get older, you lose the enzymes that let you properly digest lactose,” says Talib. This leads to inflammation all over your body, including your face, which can appear tired and red.
If your face is starting to appear swollen and sleepy, and your skin looks dull and bumpy, Talib recommends taking a break from dairy all together for a few weeks to see how different your complexion can look.
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​The Symptoms
Lines and wrinkles on the upper forehead, sagging under the eyes, widespread blemishes and pustular or cystic acne, gaunt appearance, thinning of the skin, dark gray or pasty white hue to the complexion.
What It Means
​It’s no secret that consuming a bunch of sugar on a regular basis can wreak havoc on your weight, energy, and overall health, but it can also mess with your skin. Sugar leads to glycation, a process in which excess glucose molecules cling to your collagen, distorting it and leading it to be stiff.
If you really want amazing skin and you’re sick of seeing all those spots and fine lines, we’ve got bad news for you. “I recommend avoiding sugar as much as possible — there’s nothing nutritious about it,” says Talib, but adds that it’s okay “every now and then, in moderation.” Key word: moderation.
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Meet the delightful Devan and Stephen- A Real Love Story

February 16, 2016
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From the first time we talked to Devan about her wedding, her infections smile and zest for life were so apparent….even over the phone.
We asked her to share a bit about the love of her life, Stephen and how special their day was and here’s what she had to say
Stephen and I met in February when he moved to Las Vegas. His first impression of me was, “This is one crazy lady!” (crazy in a good way, of course). I thought, “This guy is really cool! We’re going to become great friends.” Over the next few months we shared lots of laughs, hikes, tacos, church services, did I mention tacos? Ever so slightly, our friendship began to grow and on Sunday, May 31st, we got engaged!
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Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
This verse truly captures the love that Stephen and I have for God as well as each other. We believe that because of our delight in Christ, he has blessed us with one another. So, on Sund​ay, November 22nd, we made a shared commitment to delight in one another for the rest of our lives and we are very excited about that!
Devan and Stephan- it was an absolute joy to be part of your special day.
The entire Makeup In The 702 family would like to wish you both a life time of joy and abundance.
Venue: Angel Park Golf Club – Jessie Reid
D.J.: DJ Plus – Sam Davis​
(samdavis927@outlook.com)
Photography: Rapp Photography – Stephanie Boulton
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