Author: Michelle Bankson

mommyhood has not gotten to me . . . I’m growing my eyebrows out on purpose.

  I’ve been getting funny looks lately from some of my friends, family, colleagues, and especially my clients. No one ever says anything to me, but I know what they are staring at: my uneven, patchy eyebrows! Maybe no one

Posted in eyebrows, grooming, makeup, misc, skin, threading, tips, waxing

****Glamour Shots*****

One of my very first jobs doing hair and makeup was at Glamour Shots, a makeover photography studio inside malls all over America. It’s probably best known for its early ’90s images of women in feather boas and big teased

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Girl Time

After a week of spending lots of quality time with some of my best girl friends, I feel compelled to stress the importance of girl time! It is vital! So good for the soul. Girls…. we need each other to

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Bathing

It’s that time of year again. The air is cold with lower humidity. Many of my clients are complaining about dry, irritated skin and brittle, dehydrated hair. It’s the perfect time to break out those natural oils I’ve mentioned in

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Sunblock

I’m about to head to the beach for a much needed summer vacation and I just realized… I haven’t shared a very important favorite! Sunblock!!! It’s taken me years of frustration before discovering a great everyday sunscreen to wear under

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New Favorites

Mascara Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara by Tarte Cosmetics This is my new favorite mascara. I love how it builds on the lashes. It’s hydrating and reparative. It lasts all day, doesn’t run,  yet comes off easily with eye makeup remover.

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My Top 4 Favorite Moisturizers

In my very first blog, I expressed the importance of what we put inside of our bodies. Now I want to touch base on what we put on the outside. Skin absorbs 60% of products used topically, whether natural or

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Airbrushing

Kind of obsessed these days

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The hunt for mascara

One of my biggest pet peeves is when a product I love gets discontinued. It ALWAYS happens. About six years ago Bourjois stopped making my favorite mascara. Since then, I’ve been in search of something comparable.  I tried everything from

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Welcome to my First Blog

I’m back in my hometown, Fairfax, VA for the holidays. I have to say that being away from dry, polluted Los Angeles air makes such a difference in my skin. Dry polluted air = dry polluted skin. I know I’m aging

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