When its time to let go and why

I recently had the opportunity to work on a corporate film project for a local company. On set, one of the ladies asked about her flaking mascara. I asked her how long she had had her mascara and she told me over 3 years! I began to explain to her the dangers of using expired products and I was not surprised at all when she said "Oh, I didn't know that"
I feel like thats the case with many people. A lot of us don't know how long the shelf life of our makeup is and why its so important to discard makeup after it has expired. Since makeup companies are not required to post expiration warnings on their labels, you have to use your best judgement to know when its time to toss it out. The preservatives used in most cosmetic should kill common-use bacteria. However, studies have shown that a small amount of bacteria is often present in makeup prior to purchase. Upon the makeup’s exposure to air, airborne bacteria are introduced. The concentration of bacteria is augmented with unsanitary practices such as unclean hands or unclean applicator or brush. Don’t be alarmed; this is usually not a health hazard. If you are healthy with intact skin, a small amount of bacteria is not a problem. However, there is a higher risk for infection from contaminated products if your skin is non-intact. So if you suspect an infection don't use your makeup. If you have used it while you had an infection get rid of it and NEVER share your makeup with others.
As for the shelf life, heres some professional advice on how long to keep it around before its time to toss it out.

• Life-span = 6 months to 1 year
• Warning signs = thickening, altered color, or change in odor

• Life-span = 1 to 1 ½ years
• Warning signs = color change or thickening

Face powder, Eye-shadow:

• Life-span = 3 years
• Warning signs = texture change when applying, dryness or change in color

Pencils: (for eyes or lips)
• Life-span = 3 to 6 months
• Warning signs = Change in odor, texture, or color

Lipstick and lipgloss:
• Life-span: 2 years
• Warning signs = taste or odor change, stickiness

As for mascara, It is so important that it is replaced every 3-4 months. This is one you definitely should not keep around longer!
And one last thing... Never add water to formulas that are drying out. Your just asking for problems at that point! If you have to add water, your way overdue!!


Morgans long hair tip

If there were just one tip I could give when it comes to the growing out process of your hair, it would be to have your hair trimmed on a regular basis. I would recommend seeing your Cutting Artist at least every 6-8 weeks.
You may be thinking "What? My hair just grew! I don't want to cut it!" but this step is so important. Trimming your hair often is going to save your hair from damage that leads to breakage, and eventually lifeless dry stringy ends. If you are having your hair trimmed regularly you won't need more than a half inch at most trimmed. This regular treatment will result in healthier hair, and fuller healthy ends.
Let me clear up the "Trimming your hair makes it grow faster myth." Unfortunately this is false. your hair grows at the root, and will grow faster or slower depending on the health of your scalp. However, trimming your hair will save you from continually breaking at the ends, which will cause you to lose length over time.
My new favorite product for all hair types, but especially long hair is Sublimateur Jour by Kerastase. I like to think of this product as a lotion for your hair. Think about how often you could use hand lotion. My answer is all the time! Your hair could use it too. Kerastase inroduces Sublimateur Jour as your hair lotion; its a unique hair cream that can be applied throughout the day to provide instant lightweight nourishment, incredible shine and suppleness.

Follow these few little tips and you will get to experinece long thick luscious locks!

L~ Morgan


Product Spotlight

New from Kerastase!!

Oleo Relax Slim
A new and innovative in salon ritual and at home regiment
Volume control smoothing treatments for dry, thick and rebellious hair

-Dry hair is strengthened from within to help protect from future damage.
-Volume reduction! Rebellious hair is controlled and volume reduced for easier styling
Anti frizz protection- frizz and unruly ends are disciplined, hair is left relaxed with a sleek finish.
-hair is lightweight, sleek and extra smooth
-Hair is left feeling natural

The oleo relax slim treatment is a volume control smoothing treatment for dry, thick and rebellious hair. It tames and smoothes the hair while protecting from frizz, also reducing unwanted volume in the hair leaving you with more manageable hair. The treatment will need to be applied every 4-6 weeks, and an at home regiment is recommended to keep your hair smooth, manageable and frizz free.


As summer starts to wind down and the days are getting shorter and cooler, fall hair color is on the mind. The change of a season is a great time for some fresh new color. I have always loved the idea of going a little darker and richer in the fall and winter, but there are no rules! This season always inspires me with rich warm browns, cinnamon reds and golden blondes.

"melting color"
photo zooomr.com

One technique that I love is called color melting. The concept is that the hair is darkest at the roots and gets lighter, or "melts" towards the ends. Think Sarah Jessica Parker and Gisele Bundchen. Because of the way the roots are done to look darker than the ends, you don't get the regrowth that you get with foil highlights. Everything is very seamless. This technique can be done on almost any length of hair, and the end result is subtle and gorgeous. Blondes achieve the look of having spent the summer on the beach with natural looking highlights and brunettes can experience rich color at the roots with carmel toned tips.


Its been a while... Heres what we have been up to.

I recently had the opportunity to come on the set of Bully Beatdown as the Hair and Makeup Artist for the Utah portion of the show. If your not familiar with it, its a reality show on MTV that basically takes MMA fighters and bullies and puts them in the ring together. It's meant to teach bullies a lesson on beating up on others and what it feels like to get your butt kicked!. The first fight I saw I was almost in tears but by fight 4 I was really into it wanting to see some action!! The show airs on Aug. 27th at 9:00 pm on MTV. Check it out, your in for some good stuff this year! Heres a couple of pictures from set.

So of course after being amongst so many people in shape, Macy decided it was time to get our trash kicked and the team headed out to a little boot camp. We were so sore for the next days after! Instructor Lott totally worked us!
Carol and I had a chance to be a part of Julie and Chris' wedding out in Oakland CA. We had the chance to work with Heidi Uhl of Retrospect Studios. It was such a fun trip. Hot Chocolate will never be the same for me!! Heres Heidi and I outside the Oakland temple. Carol is inside touching up the bride. This was such a great experience and our very first out of state wedding. With it, we are hoping to start a new trend!

And of course... NAHA's. The North American Hairdressing Awards held in Las Vegas NV. Courtesy of Larry and Sheri Curtis (the coolest people on earth) Greg and I had a chance to see what the industry is really all about. We were inspired greatly by the amazing talent that surrounds our industry. Who knows maybe in the next couple of years.....

Aside from that, we have been working with the editor of Utah Bride and Groom doing the editorial for the Jan issue (its going to be smokin hot!!) and our new On-Site team just wrapped their first gig as a team, the Alysses Bridal Catalog.
So hence the lack of posts!! Congratulations to Kara, Tanya, Julie, Raven and Melissa who were all married this month so far. Thanks for allowing us to be a part of your wedding day!!!

Makeup Education now @ Studio Enizio

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Enizios Razzle Dazzle Purse and Boutique Party

Modbod and Blend Fashions, Tribal Jewelry, Footsies, Annie M jewelry, Orchid Experience and more!
Join us Aug. 7 2009 4pm-7pm
Door Prices and Giveaways!
Perfect for all Shoppers at heart so bring your friends!!!!!