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Anti-Aging Line™

Makeup Artist labelIf you look up “mature eyes” on any internet search engine, you will find a pitch for skincare products and surgery.  This perpetuates the idea that only young eyes (the kind that are airbrushed beyond reason) are beautiful.  I am out to change that perception!  When I meet with my clients face-to-face, I teach them about what I call the Anti-Aging Line™.

When I teach them about the Anti-Aging Line™, I find women refer their friends to me like crazy; because once you understand this, you really can improve your makeup application.  I have been collecting pictures of my willing clients so you can see this on other eye shapes— that way you can find the Anti-Aging Line™ on yourself.

Find line between the corner of your nose, eye and where your brows should end.

Here is my mug:

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Here is a close up.

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Notice how I keep my makeup within the purple line?  Each part of my makeup pulls the viewer up to where I want them to look.  I don’t accentuate the downward angle of my eyes, because that points out the wrinkles.  If I were to draw my makeup on my lid like we typically are taught, I would be accentuating the wrinkle, or the hinge that is there.  When we are young, our eyes are angled up and we can do fun and funky makeup applications—but as the eyes come down, that doesn’t work.  I’ve found that if you keep your makeup within the line, you are fine!

If you would like individual help with this, I can meet with you one-on-one in person or through Skype!  You can contact me by emailing me at glamourconnection@yahoo.com or calling me toll free at (801) 455-7364.  I’ll have a video up soon showing you more about the Anti-Aging Line™.

Anti Aging Line

Mature Eyes

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In 1989 big eye-shadow and big hair ruled.  I was 16-years-old and was bold with my makeup too—I wore brown eye-shadow hesitatingly applied.  Self-criticism held me back from enjoying those over the top eye-shadow styles of my youth.  In my book I talk about how I was able to find my way out of the cycle of not appreciating what I had.  Now, 25 years later, gravity has become an issue as I feel my wisdom growing, and I can totally appreciate what I have—beautiful, mature eyes.

If you only look at beauty magazines and Pinterest for your makeup application tips you may have laughed out loud as I cheer for my mature eyes—we could get really frustrated with our eyes because they are not the same as they were in 1989, 1979 or 1969.  Time happens and our eyes shift.  That shifting isn’t bad.  I believe that ageing is beautiful and I want to help you see it!

As an early makeup artist most of my work came from brides.  Those girls had the young eyes you find in all the magazines.  You can really do anything you want with eyes like that—just look at the crazy makeup tips you find.  I want the tips I share to help you feel more comfortable and see yourself as the beauty you are.  I believe we are all beautiful; we have just been trained to think that only perfection is beautiful.

I have a ton of makeup tips for mature eyes—but here is my concern:  if I just start posting these awesome tips you may not see what I am talking about.  You need to be retrained first.  You are beautiful.  You are perfectly normal.  What is being sold to you in magazines as “the standard” is not normal. 

Look at this:  

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In this example, notice what you don’t see.  There are no wrinkles, no hinge on the outside of the eye.  We get this hinge wrinkle from the movement of the eye.

Now look at these:

Lady 2        Lady 1

 These ladies must have been moving their eyes too much.  With all these wrinkles, they must have had years of too much squinting in the sun.  The problem is… these are nine year old girls!  But THIS is the standard we are held to.

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She is fabulously airbrushed to a standard of perfection that we all fail to meet.  Because it is not real.

 

Here is a picture of me (please notice what a good hair day I am having).

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I look stinkin’ hot and I am real.  You can tell this picture hasn’t been edited because look at this picture and notice what you see.

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It’s like I have wrinkles—shocking!!  I look great for 41 as I use SeneGence skincare.  Look at this without makeup on and see the real “normal”.

The wrinkles, the downward pull of the eye.  Notice how you don’t see it on the first picture?  It is because I used my makeup as a tool to guide the beholder to where I want you to look.  (In my next makeup artist blog I am going to start teaching you those tricks.)

 

As you are out there looking at Pinterest, see if they are real tips on real faces or if the unreal standard of beauty will make you think that nine-year-old eyes are old because they are not airbrushed.

How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness Audiobook

author labelOne of the first questions I got from people when I wrote How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness was, “When is there going to be an audiobook?” You, my readers have said you want to hear the stories, not just see them.  I’ve heard you want to have it read to you as you drive, work, run errands.  I know the real truth, you want to hear my hilarious voice tell you jokes and have me entertain you!  Since my book shares many personal stories from my life, I knew I was the one that had to read it.  I’ve worked hard to record my audiobook, working to give life to the words through my voice.  I’m so excited to have the audiobook available for all of you.

Listen below for a sample from the audiobook.

If you pre-order before December 15th, your CD copy of How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness will be only $15. 

Click here to pre-order a copy.  CD copies of the book will be mailed out by December 15, and will arrive in the United States before Christmas.  Merry Christmas and enjoy!How-To-Embrace-Your-Inner-Hotness-Cover

 

Missing Tooth

WARNING, pictures of my dental surgery are below.

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I admit it, I love my wiggle tooth, but I didn’t always.

When I was nine I knocked out my front three teeth, and the excessive dental work began.  I hated the gap, it made it so obvious what missing and what was so clearly wrong with me.  The funny thing is that those feelings of inadequacy were really coming from me, and not from others.  Sure, kids teased me, but what made the situation worse was how I handled it.  In my book How to Embrace Your Inner Hotness I teach how to get over self-taunts and about how to change the perceptions of ourselves to see the radiant women we really are.

I’ve learned in my nearly 20 years of working with women in beauty, that we all have an area, feature, or something we just don’t like about ourselves.  Yes, there are makeup tricks that can minimize facial features to bring out our best; but I really love helping women see how beautiful they really are, and helping them start the real work—seeing themselves differently.  I can meet with you one-on-one through Skype.  I am here to help you see that you are far hotter than you think you are!

Through helping other women, I actually got so good at changing my perception that I LOVE my wiggle tooth!  I’m not saying that I want to have a retainer with a tooth attached my whole life… but then again, maybe I do!  The tooth is such a relatable subject and always an instant icebreaker.  I often joke that “I am soooo HOT, I don’t need all my teeth!”  It is funny– I like funny.   But Mr. Greene doesn’t love it so much… I guess when he takes his wife out a on a Oral Surgery romantic date, he would like to look across the table at a full toothed smile.  It’s particularly annoying to him because we have already paid to have it repaired, and I’m putting it off because it’s so funny.  I guess I can see his point of view on this.

So, on October 16th, I reluctantly dragged myself to the oral surgeon.  I was so sad—not only would my adorable toothlessness be gone, but I knew it was going to hurt.  I’m not really one who thinks being drilled on is fun.  With that said, I firmly believe in choosing to have fun in any situation — here in this picture with the drill head attached to the recently placed implant.

I would like to point out that my lip color survived all of this with grace— meaning it stays on like a rock star!  I forgot to take pictures that night of my still perfect makeup because I was high—you know, legally drugged up—since it really hurts to get drilled on.  The important thing that every girl IMG_0079needs coming out of oral surgery is to know that her makeup is still there and looking awesome.  I can help with you with that part, but the missing-tooth hotness, you will have to take care of on your own.  I can show you how to bring out your best without looking like you tried too hard.  If you want amazing skin, and want to know where to put your makeup and the right colors just for you that stay looking perfect all day until you take it off— I can help with that.Tooth X-ray

As for my tooth, in four months, after the bone heals around the implant, I will get a new set of not-as-hot-though-very-expensive-teeth.  I firmly believe that Mr. Greene will miss the wiggle tooth.  Although, if we’re being completely honest… probably not.

 

 

Jamberry Nails

The company Jamberry nails has a very cool concept.  Instead of waiting for what feels like eternity (at least to me) for your nails to dry, you can use these nail wraps.  They’re made from vinyl and once you know what you’re doing, it’s really easy to apply.  Even better- the wraps last for weeks.completed nails

You all know I do makeup, all day long.  Because of that, I love long-lasting, easy beauty.  I love looking great without the fuss.  I’ve found Jamberry fits in perfectly with that mentality.  They’re gorgeous and I particularly like them on my toes.

So, when Jamberry called me to speak for them, I was not very dignified on the phone.  I was so excited to have the opportunity to speak for a company that does something so cool.

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Jamberry organized an amazing show for their executive level leaders, and I brought the Hotness™ to share.  While I know you’re dying to hear the details, I can’t tell you all about it because they asked me to participate in the same show again.  I’ll be traveling with them to Orlando, Florida in January.  Jamberry treated me very well and even gave me the swag bag they gave their hardest working leaders.  All of the attendees received a copy of my book at the show.

Recently, I also spoke at “The Women Empowered Conference” put on by the Ogden/Weber Chamber.  They gave each attendee my book in the swag bag.  It’s such a thrill to be able to speak and have the attendees be able to learn more about How to Embrace their Inner Hotness!

Smokey Eye Tutorial

Step by step on how to do a beautiful smokey eye using SeneGence long lasting makeup!

Step 1: Moisturize So your eyes look hot at 40! (like mine!)

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Step 2: Brows Apply product then ‘scratch’ with other end to look natural

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Step 3: Apply a base of light color (here I used Candlelight) This is so your eye doesn’t become ominously dark when the dark colors are applied

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Step 4: BLEND BLEND BLEND! Apply dark color (Ebony Essence typically). Use a brush to apply and blend (Use a more color for night (makes it darker) and a lighter color for day events) *Note: When not using SeneGence products, your makeup will likely get a crease by the end of the day!

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Step 5: Add a layer of garnet with the applicator to add depth and interest and BLEND! Just straight black is goth!

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Step 6: Highlight the brow to keep eye open with sandstone pearl and BLEND!

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Step 7: Eye Liner with Ebony Essence Use an angled brush and apply product to it from the tip of applicator as shown. Line your eye – note the angle so as not to make your eyeliner ‘wing’ take flight!! For night eyeliner, you can add black liquid eyeliner to this step *SeneGence makeup will not smear and dries quickly and will last all day or night!

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Step 8: Highlight with whisper pink and, you guessed it – BLEND!

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Step 9: Apply Mascara The wonderful think about SeneGence mascara is that it doesn’t clump or run and will last all day (as will the rest of the make up).

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Final Result – Beautiful Smokey Eye

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Ease of use

Lip color can do a lot for women and, if we let it, it can help ease transitions from activities throughout the day. For instance, say you work full time for a corporation that is pretty conservative. You would wear one LipSense lip look to work that says “I am conservative, with a kick,” if that’s who you are. Additionally, throughout your busy work day, trips to the bathroom to touch up your lipstick are completely unnecessary. All you need to refresh your look is a swipe of gloss, that you conveniently keep in the top drawer of your desk. So swift is the application that going from meeting to meeting, you stop by your desk for a mere 20 seconds and leave the other women in your next meeting wondering how you found the time to reapply. Just think of all the extra time you will have.

At the end of your work day you head off to the gym. Working out without having to remove your lipstick for fear of it ending up all over everything keeps your confidence up, enabling you to work out with the gusto of your spin teacher. Wearing LipSense you wouldn’t need to worry about reapplying before rushing off to that dinner date with your man, or potential man. But say you want to look a little more flashy for this particular evening. By adding one simple layer of a deeper color, brighter color or shimmer you could achieve just that. You took your day look into an evening look with one simple brush of LipSense color – and you won’t leave any traces of lipstick on him either.

Trend Tips Spring 2010

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Key points we love:

Softer Colors, more see through colors – LipSense looks can be customized for ever changing trends. Simply adding a softer color, like Creme De la Creme or Beige Champagne, on top of the solid colors, like Brick or Fuscia, gives you a softer look. No more wasted product.

No Heavy Foundation – MakeSense Foundation is very light on your skin. Giving you a flawless base for your look.

If you are new to SeneGence products and live near South Jordan, UT, Leta Greene will provide you with a Free Makeover to try it out. See the About page for more details on setting up yours.

Classic Beauty – 2010 Golden Globe Awards Edition

After any award show every celebrity television program, website and magazine gives its own perspective on best and worsts. For Glamour Connection, an emphasis on the good keeps a positive outlook on beauty. Here are a few of the highlights.

Drew Barrymore

A complete beauty, Drew Berrymore’s makeup is flawlessly simple, yet very glamourous. With the pop of a pink, berry colored lipstick, she is stunning.

Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt looks amazingly happy with new fiance John Krasinski. She brought out the pink in her dress by actually wearing lavender eyeshadow. Shading her lips slightly darker really brings her look together.

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman is such a classic beauty. Although her makeup is very basic, staying within the mostly nude shades, she highlights her eyes with dark eyeliner without overdoing it – necessitating a darker lip color.