12 June 2014

Green Wedding Makeup Trends 2014: Guest Post over at Green Bride Guide!

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and many also relish in copying looks from the red carpet and the runway, especially in New York. Now you don’t have to spend a fortune or apply cosmetics loaded with toxic chemicals to recreate this season’s hottest looks for your Big Day. This week on Green Bride Guide I show brides how to mimic the style of stars like Lupita Nyong’o, Taylor Swift, and Jennifer Lopez the eco fabulous way with the best Green Wedding Makeup Trends 2014!

Contemporary bridal looks borrow heavily from high fashion and hot Hollywood starlets, and many of these of-the-moment celebrity style trends can easily be achieved using clean, green beauty products. Bridal Beauty Artist Eden Di Bianco shares her tips for translating these trends from walking down the runway or red carpet to walking down the aisle.

Trend: Orange lips

Seen on: The runway for Rag & Bone and People’s Most Beautiful Person of 2014 (Lupita Nyong’o).

orange lipstick on a bride inspired by Lupita Nyong'o

Image: Capital via www.asos.com and www.inspiredbythis.com

If you dare to be bold, go for a bright happy non-toxic orange lipstick such as Voila matte lipstick by Ilia ($26) or for a more subtle look, choose a soft coral like Bite Beauty’s High Pigment Pencil in Syrah, which is a peach toned matte nude. If you’re seeking a more moisture rich lip formula, try Coral Crush from Red Apple Lipstick which is gluten free, paraben free, and vegan ($23.50).

Click here to read more: 2014 Eco-Friendly Bridal Beauty Trends.

14 May 2014

12 Tips to Prepare Your Hair for Your Wedding

If you want a magnificent mane on your wedding day you should start preparing your hair about 6-8 months in advance following these 12 tips to prepare your hair for your wedding that I frequently offer to clients and friends. This simple and definitive list highlights what I consider to be my best and most practical tips for haircare based on my experience as a hairstylist and bridal beauty professional.

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25 March 2014

Alba Botanica Sunless Tanner Review

Alba Botanica is a vegetarian skincare brand that has been a staple in health food stores for a long time. Their sunblocks are very popular, but one item on the display recently caught my eye: a natural SELF TANNER.
Yes, please.
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18 March 2014

How To Get the Perfect Self Tan for Your Wedding or Special Event

Hello, Friends! The first signs of Spring are finally starting to arrive after a seemingly endless winter. Whether you are getting married or attending a wedding this season and feeling self conscious about your pale pallor (hello, pasty legs), sunless tanning is a great way to get that fresh healthy glow without dangerous UV exposure that can speed up aging and cause wrinkles, dark spots, and cancer.  Here are my top tips on how to get the perfect self tan for your wedding!

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20 February 2014

4 Tips to Avoid an Unsafe Makeup Artist

Welcome to the next installation of FAQs oriented blog posts about the business end of Beauty services and why hiring a seasoned Beauty Artist is the best way to ensure a quality experience. Today’s topic is one that most consumers are not aware of that is very important but often overlooked: SANITATION. What does sanitation have to do with giving good face? Read on after the jump…

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28 January 2014

Introducing: Mermaid Mist Volume & Texture Salt Spray

Hello, Beauties! I am pleased to present Mermaid Mist Volume & Texture Salt Spray by Eden Di Bianco, the first in a blossoming line of natural and cruelty free hair care products handmade here in NYC by yours truly based on my own recipes and field experience as a Beauty Artist.  This product is ideal for all hair types to help create soft waves or that carefree texture and moveable volume you only seem to get after a day on the beach.

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27 January 2014

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9 December 2013

Jane Iredale Dream Tint Review

Dream Tint from Jane Iredale is a tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 with a very natural, buildable coverage. The product has recently been reformulated, so I am reviewing the new version!

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27 November 2013

Why Is There Alcohol in Skincare?

Fatty alcohols just want to be understood.  A number of people, upon reading the label on a skincare product will see stearyl alcohol and exclaim “Oh no, I can’t use anything with alcohol.”

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15 November 2013

Skincare Discussion: Eczema

The dry season is once again  upon us, and that means eczema flares for many.  How can you treat it at home to get some relief from the redness and itching?

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