Archive | September, 2012

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

28 Sep

GARGLE THIS GOODNESS!

Oral hygiene is very important but most mouthwashes contains certain kinds of alcohol and other ingredients that can cause cancer or damage the esophagus. Washing your mouth out with soap sounds more like a favor than a punishment when you think about it in the long run!  Fresh breath is not worth cancer, so stay away from products that have been scientifically linked to this deadly disease.

Boil 2 cups of water. Add in 1 teaspoon of fresh organic mint leaves, 1 teaspoon of organic cloves and 1 teaspoon of organic rosemary leaves. Let this boil for about 20 minutes. If you are a person who loves to feel the burn add 2 oz of vodka to the boiling water. Let it cool and store it in a sealed jar and now your ready to get swishy with it.

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

27 Sep

LIP STAY(N)

Lip and cheek stains are a great way to enhance your natural beauty. They create an even color and a matte finish, simply perfect . Lip stains will stay on longer than other lip products, even when wet. It actually stains your skin,  creating a beautiful color from the inside rather than on top.  You’ll need berries, coffee, and olive or almond oil.

The berries you choose will be determined by the hue you pursue.  Berries can give you colors ranging from pinks and reds to blues and purples. Mix different berries together or just use one kind. Place approximately four berries into a small mixing bowl and use a spoon to mash them up. Have a cup of already-prepared coffee to darken any color that you create by simply mixing in a few drops. Add  a spoonful of olive oil with your mashed berries and mix well. You can simply adjust the color and texture to your liking by adding berries, coffee or olive oil.

There is no exact science to this, it’s all about preference. The berries stain and the rest just add depth and texture. Now apply your lip stain. Just use your finger or a cotton swab to distribute the stain across your lips or cheeks. Apply a generous amount, allowing it to set for a few minutes. Remove the excess and your lips will be left with a fruity flush. For a fabuluster lacquer apply FASELINE ( see my natural Vaseline tip) over the top!

Look at me, Dammit!

26 Sep

Aim to make eye contact with everyone you meet.  You’ll make a positive impression on others and instantly feel more alert and empowered.  You will directly and instantly connect with others and others will connect with you.  Remember it’s not a staring match, but not being able to read someone through eye contact usually means you are not only avoiding them but yourself as well.

Cracked Out Over Shells!

25 Sep

Crack that shell people!

If you are a chip or salt craver, try unsalted pistachio nuts, walnuts in the shell, or peanuts – they curb your cravings for saltier, unhealthy junk food, plus you are keeping your fingers busy, slowing down the eating process giving your mind and stomach the chance to agree that you are full. Kids love the game of cracking shells and working for their food too.  It will be our little secret that you are teaching them good eating habits of slowing down and enjoying the eating process.

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

25 Sep

SPRAY PAINT!

There are many expensive quick-dry oil sprays to put on your freshly painted nails. And most of them are full of harmful ingredients. This tip will save you money, really works, and has ingredients you actually would ingest…reach for your natural cooking spray!  Just be sure it’s an unflavored version or your French manicure will smell like French fries.

Fit and Fabulous at Great Adventure Six Flags, New Jersey!

24 Sep

Mark Nelson has been so supportive of me over the years, providing me great advice, connections, and at times just the necessary kind words to motivate me even further.

Reichen, Brandon, Craig, and Mark

Reichen Lehnkuhl, Brandon Liberati, Craig Ramsay, and Mark Nelson

I casually mentioned to Mark about six months ago how much I love amusement parks.  THANK GOODNESS I MENTIONED THIS, cause I couldn’t have been more excited when he asked my fabulous partner, Brandon Liberati of Logo’s “RuPaul’s Drag U”, and I to help host his 9th Annual Fairgrounds:  Out at Night 2012.  My fellow hosts included Joe Gorga and Melissa Gorga from Bravo’s “Real Housewives of New Jersey”, Reichen Lehnkuhl from Logo’s “The A List: New York”, and Recording Artist, Dina Marie Delicious.  Special thank you to Broadway Photographer, Bruce Glikas, for providing these terrific photos.

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Brandon Liberati, Joe Gorga, Melissa Gorga, and Craig Ramsay

Brandon Liberati, Dina Marie Delicious, and Craig Ramsay

Brandon Liberati, Bruce Glikas, and Craig Ramsay

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

24 Sep

SHIMMER H(EYE)LIGHTS

We all know about using dark eye shadow to cover grey, but what do you do for grown out highlights? Between visits to your colorist touch up trashy roots by spraying a light hairspray onto them and depending on what hue your highlights are use any shimmering gold or brown eye shadow over the top! This is only for a temporary fab fix… get an appointment pronto!