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Aug 202014
 

When I was a kid I loved playing with dolls. So, of course, my favorite doll was a Barbie but I have never owned one. My sister and I had different dolls that weren’t as chic but had lots of long hair. The best part for me, was styling their hair and I never cut any of the dolls hair and they were never beheaded.

Back then there wasn’t much choice in skin colors and hair textures but we had great imaginations and didn’t let that affect us too much.

So, when checking out Pinterest lately, I was so surprised to see how gorgeous and life-like the Barbie style dolls are. I love the current hair colors, hair styles and makeup looks and the variety of ethnicities is a refreshing sight to see.

Here are some of the fabulous dolls that caught my eye…..

 

This is the Barbie I remember wanting back in the day…..

50s Barbie

50s Barbie

 

50s Barbie

50s Barbie

 

60s Barbie

60s Barbie – Love the Updo!! I used to practice his one on my doll.

 

Here are the Barbies of today…….

Blonde Afro

Blonde Afro

 

Cute Bob Haircut

Cute Bob Haircut and smokey eye

 

Dread Locked beauty

Dread Locked Beauty

 

Red hair

Red Hair Beauty

 

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Dark and Lovely

 

A Beauty in Glasses

A Beauty in Glasses

 

African Beauty

Chocolate Beauty in animal print

 

Indian Beauty

Indian Beauty

 

Real life Doll

Real life Doll

 

 

Faux Hawk and Cat Eye

Faux Hawk and Cat Eye

 

Grey Hair Don't Care

Grey Hair Don’t Care

 

Scooter Love

Scooter Love

 

 

 

Aug 182014
 

Botox is all the rage but I think great skincare starts with a good beauty routine! Here are the products I use and love…

1.  Always remove your makeup before going to sleep. I like to use a facial wipe to take off the majority of the makeup then I alternate between an acne wash and a foaming facial wash.

2. A few times a week, I use a  mask or scrub to remove the dead skin and keep it bright.

3. Always use a night cream and eye cream to moisturize while you are sleeping. And for daytime I always a full spectrum spf for sun protection.

For bath and body my new favorite shower gel is Korres’ in assorted scents. Don’t forget to moisturize afterwards with a great lotion or body butter!!

 

Skincare favorites

 

 

Jul 262014
 

I had the chance to do Vanessa Marano’s hair and makeup for the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards. We based her hair look on the fabulous blazer (styled by Karen Raphael) she was wearing so a sleek ponytail was in order. Here are the steps to achieve her fabulous hair look from the Red Carpet Fashion Awards site.

 

Vanessa Marano Young Hollywoodweb

Vanessa Marano 2014 Young Hollywood Awards

 

Vanessa Marano 2014 Young Hollywood Awards

Vanessa Marano 2014 Young Hollywood Awards

Jun 192014
 

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The exciting and gorgeous new June  issue of RegardMag.com is here featuring our first double cover with talented co-stars Katie LeClerc and Vanessa Marano, of ABC Family’s Switched at Birth. We all had a lot of fun doing the shoot on a fabulous yacht in Newport harbor. A special shout-out goes to jewelers Black, Starr and Frost who provided the gorgeous pearls and diamonds as well as the body guards.

As always, the issue is packed with a variety of movie and TV celebrities as well as some amazing designers and Industry Insider profiles.…

Katie LeClerc + Vanessa Marano (ABC Family/ Switched at Birth)
Rochelle Aytes (ABC/ Mistresses)
Briana Evigan (Step Up: All In)
Industry Insider: (ABC Family’s Switched at Birth/ Lizzy Weiss)
Summer Beauty Editor Picks
Designer Profile: Amy Devan (Naveda Couture)
Regarding Style: Justine Ezarik (AOL/ Hardwired 2.0)

Man of Style – Summer Watchlist:
Jake T. Austin (ABC Family/ The Fosters),
Drake Bell (A Fairly Odd Summer),

Sinqua Walls (Starz/Power),
Ian Anthony Dale (TNT/ Murder in the First)
Lou Diamond Phillips (A&E/ Longmire)

China Ann, Sierra & Lauryn McClain(Disney/ Ant Farm & Singing Group)
Jaime Murray (Syfy/ Defiance)
Madeline Brewer (Netflix/ OITNB & Hemlock Grove)
Italia Ricci (ABC Family/ Chasing Life)
The cast of VH1′s Hit The Floor (Dean Cain, Kimberly Elise, Jodi Lyn O’Keefe, Taylour Paige)

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