Must haves for July!

Dose of Color 

(any of the lip products 

they are very pigmented)

Hair RePear T-Shirt Hair Towel

Trademark Lollia by Marmot Elona

Eau du Parfum in Calm

StriVectin Volumizing

Hand Treatment 

Captain Blakenship 

Golden Waves Sea Salt

Shimmer Spray

Sunday Riley Juno
Hydroactive Cellular 

Face Oil

Kopari Coconut Oil

Coconut Body Glow

Michael Todd 

Charcoal Detoxifying

Facial Mask

Hand Saving Recipe!

Honey Sugar Scrub Hand Treatment 

1 tbsp honey

1 tsp sugar

1/2 tsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp powdered milk

1/4 tsp lemon juice

Mix together into a slightly runny paste in a bowl.

Apply gently rubbing the mixture into damp hands. Let mixture sit on hands for at least 10 minutes. I recommend applying the mixture onto hands over the sink and putting each hand in a baggie to contain any mess. Wash hands in warm not hot water without soap. Once rinsed off apply hand cream.

I like to do this treatment once to twice a week at night.

If you have any allergies or sensitivities to any of the ingredients please don’t try this recipe.

Favorite Products of the Month!

L’Occitane Cleansing Shower Oil

Giorgio Armani Ecstacy Lacquer in Red to Go (402)

Urban Decay Matte Revolution Lipstick in 1993

Nars Audacious Lipstick in Liv

in Lana

Burberry Beauty Complete Palette in Dark Spice (05)

Erborian Pate Au Ginseng Concentrated Black Mask

Tocca Cleopatra Eau de Parfum

Molton Brown Black Peppercorn Body Wash

Patchouli & Saffron

Great Celebrity Make Up Artist’s Tips!

Thank You To My Blog Readers!


I have recently have been getting a lot of very lovely and kind comments from my readers.

I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much it means a lot to me!!!



CT Esthetic

A Look Back At 2001: Fashion and Cultural Events!

Via  Chicago Reader

Sure, Bjork wore a stuffed swan to the Oscars in March. Vogue, People, and Esquire magazines put out simultaneous “age issues” in August. And after 66 years in business, Mademoiselle folded in October

JANUARY Already beleaguered by the press for her performance during the presidential vote-counting scandal, heavily lacquered Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris gets it this month from Mr. Blackwell, who ranks her tenth on his annual list of the nation’s worst-dressed celebrities. “The pretty, brassy lassie from Tallahassee needs cosmetic direction,” proclaims Hollywood’s self-appointed fashion cop.

FEBRUARY Men’s beards are experiencing a popularity unparalleled since the 70s, reports Ruth La Ferla in the New York Times. Most in vogue is the “shadow beard,” a manicured version of Don Johnson’s Miami Vice stubble that’s “groovier than the goatee and covering more acreage.” Of his own facial hair, home furnishings designer Alexander Julian says simply: “Stroking it makes me look smart.”

MARCH The U.S. Army announces that black berets will be standard headgear for all soldiers starting in June. The Rangers (the elite infantry group that already wears black berets) and the Green Berets register their formal opposition, but many soldiers are relieved to be rid of the envelope cap, which one calls “an eyesore and an embarrassment.” Explains haberdasher John Helmer, “A beret can be morale-building, because it is pretty cool looking.”

APRIL The Girl Scouts of America issues new uniforms: cargo pants, bucket hats, and polo shirts carefully designed to be indistinguishable from those found at the Gap or Old Navy. “It’s hot! It’s savvy! It’s today!” says the organization’s Web site. “Abercrombie has shirts just exactly like the Girl Scouts’ one,” 11-year-old Tori Lardner tells the Chicago Tribune.

MAY Survivor host Jeff Probst forces his cast to show up to the reunion show in the same smelly, filthy, worn-out clothes they’d worn for 45 days in a row during filming. Meanwhile, on the show’s Web site, copies of the tube top worn by winning survivor, Tina, are marketed as “the Buff.” Part head scarf, part tube top, the Buff is a “uniquely versatile, stitch-free garment you can wear as you struggle to survive.”

JUNE Cosmopolitan promotes the mullet the as the “most wanted new mane.”

JULY The U.S. Polo Association sues Ralph Lauren for $100 million, claiming the designer used a campaign of intimidation to sink the polo association’s own apparel line, which Lauren had earlier claimed infringes on his copyright. (On August 1 Polo Magazine loses a suit brought by Lauren and is ordered to change its name.)

AUGUST Berlin’s Humboldt University releases a study showing correlations between a woman’s character and the color of her bikini. Women in green bikinis tend to be charming, it claims, while a red bikini indicates a sporty woman who likes a challenge. Woman who wear one-piece suits are not studied.

SEPTEMBER Fashion models by the dozens cancel their overseas bookings and lie low, throwing the season’s tight schedule into a tizzy. “Girls are not wanting to fly right now,” Click Model Management owner Frances Grill tells the New York Times. “Those who are, are going with a lot of trepidation.”

OCTOBER New Yorkers are too depressed to shop, reports the New York Observer, and salespeople all over town are bored and listless. “I’m still in the place where shopping feels disrespectful,” says one woman. Equally disaffected are some designers: Hussein Chalayan trots out unraveled, half-torn garments at the spring ready-to-wear shows in Paris. “Tailoring didn’t seem appropriate,” Chalayan tells the International Herald Tribune

NOVEMBER Shoe designer Manolo Blahnik denies reports that he withdrew a pair of stilettos from his latest collection for fear that the three-and-a-half inch metal heels could be mistaken for weapons by would-be hijackers or airport security. The actual problem Blahnik’s U.S. license holder George Malkemus tells the New York Times, was that the razor-sharp heel dinged floors and punched holes in carpets. “The decision had nothing to do with anything political,” says Malkemus.

DECEMBER Romanian newspaper Evenimentul Zilei reports that 64-year-old Ioana Cioanca has crocheted a raincoat from her own hair. Cioanca says she plans to wear the coat with a matching skirt, blouse, bag, and hat, also made out of hair.

Via Wikipedia












Soldiers board a Chinook helicopter




Main article: Deaths in 2001













Specific date of death unknown

  • Etan Patz was declared legally dead. He was an American child that disappeared on May 25, 1979. His disappearance sparked the missing children’s movement.

Nobel Prizes

Nobel medal.png

Brain Power!


‘Normal’ Barbie -What Barbie Would Look Like If Based On Actual Women!

‘Normal’ Barbie By Nickolay Lamm Shows Us What Mattel Dolls Might Look Like If Based On Actual Women (PHOTOS)

Via The Huffington Post  |  By Nina Bahadur Posted: 07/01/2013 4:29 pm EDT  |  Updated: 07/02/2013 1:20 pm EDT


What would Barbie look like if she were modeled after the average American woman?


Very different, it turns out.


Artist Nickolay Lamm of used CDC measurements of an average 19-year-old woman to create a 3-D model, which he photographed next to a standard Barbie doll. Lamm then photoshopped the 3-D model to make it look like a Barbie doll.


“If we criticize skinny models, we should at least be open to the possibility that Barbie may negatively influence young girls as well,” Lamm said in an email to the Huffington Post. “Furthermore, a realistically proportioned Barbie actually looks pretty good.”

Considering how peculiar a Barbie body would look in real life, Lamm concluded: “If there’s even a small chance of Barbie in its present form negatively influencing girls, and if Barbie looks good as an average-sized woman in America, what’s stopping Mattel from making one?”

Nickolay Lamm



My First Blogoversary!

Hugs and kisses to all my readers!


A contemporary birthday cake

I can’t believe it!

It is my First Blogoversary! 

It is one year ago today

that I started my Blog!

Things to Look for When Applying to a Beauty School!


  • How many students to a teacher?
  • What is the teachers educational background?
  • How long have they been teachers?
  • How do they grade?  Can you retake a test?


  • What are their accreditations?
  • How do they help you to prepare for licensing?
  • How many hours of book and salon/spa hours will you be required to do?
  • Is the school well supplied?  What do you need to use from your own kit that should come with enrollment and what does the school supply?
  • How many beds or chairs does the school have?  Is it enough for all the students in the class to take clients or work on each other?
  • What is their attendance and tardy policy?
  • Do they have an rolling admission?  If so where in the program would you be starting?
  • How many hours before you can see clients?
  • Do they offer financial aid?
  • Do you get charge for hours if you need extra time to graduate?
  • What is the dress code?
  • In inclement weather how will I be notified that there will or will not be school?
  • What is their hiring percentage for students after graduation?
  • Do they help students to get jobs?
  • Do they have a curriculum that teaches students how to make a business plan, write a resume, sell retail, and go on an interview?
  • What is their percentage of students that graduate?

author: ArtisticAbode

Most important!!! Not sure about something!!!  Ask before signing on the dotted line!!!!!


Ask if you can have a service with a student to see the school in action!

Don’t be afraid to ask the students for their candid opinion of the school!

%d bloggers like this: