Archive | October, 2012

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

31 Oct

STUPID FLUORIDE

Did you know that 33 studies have linked fluoride with reducing the IQ in children? And 97% of western Europe has rejected water fluoridation. So don’t be dumb, be a smart mouth and use Fluoride-free toothpaste. I Prefer Tom’s fluoride-free whitening paste. If possible avoid  drinking water from the tap if fluoridation is your city’s incomprehension!This chemical also builds up in your Pineal Gland which is believed to be your connection to your spirit. Stupid AND secular! So next time your dentist tells you it’s good for you, remember these are the same people that put lead fillings in your teeth.  You can have pearly whites AND the pearly gates!

 

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

29 Oct

GO AWAY YOU BUG ME!

That insect repellent you spray on yourself and your loved ones contains horrible chemicals like DEET  that harm everything from your eyes to the birds and the bees ( literally ). This is a simple syrup that will beat off bugs. First fill a spray bottle (I use an 8 ounce container) 1/2 full with distilled or boiled water. Then add witch hazel to fill almost to the top. Now add 30-50 drops of essential oils to desired scent. The more oils you use, the stronger the spray will be. That’s all it takes! My personal fab fave mix is: Rosemary, Clove, Lavender, Geranium,Cinnamon and Eucalyptus.  No more pesky pests, you smell amazing,  AND your birds and bees will still work!

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

26 Oct

ALL THE RELIEF YOU CAN MUSTARD!

If you are suffering from a sore throat then this is your succotash. Forget that chem filled cough syrup and mix up this mustard medley to mollify your misery. Mix 2 tablespoons of  organic mustard with the juice of half an organic lemon, one tablespoon of sea salt, one tablespoon of raw honey, and 1 1/4 cups of boiling water. Pour into a mug and let your batter brew for 15 minutes before use. Now go ahead and gargle. The spell of your potion should last for a couple of days. Happy Swalloweeng!

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

25 Oct

BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE!

Don’t let cold weather leave you woeful. If your chassis gets chilled you’ll be singing a shaky version of Foreigner’s “Cold As Ice”. Let this be your lodestar to layering!

Your first peel of polar prevention ( the one that is closest to your skin) should be a lightweight tight fitting Polypropylene, silk, polyester, Thermax, Thinsulate, or wool. Do not make the all to frequent faux pas of cotton because it traps moisture, it stays soggy, and actually draws heat from you. The second layer should lasso that warmth and keep it corralled.  This  material includes down, polyester, fleece, wool and new synthetic/natural blends. The outer shell protects and serves from any wet cold cons from breaking into your secure warm under cover. This material should be something water resistant like Gortex, leather, or any winter overcoat. And don’t forget  those feet. Anyone who knows me will attest to my foot fashion, I love a great pair of fabulous, colorful wool blend socks. Follow these simple steps and this winter and the only Foreigner song you’ll be singing is”Hot In The City”!

Last Chance To Vote!

24 Oct

Got plans Saturday night? Attend one of the most unique events of the year, Second Annual GoGo Dancer Appreciation Day Festival and Competition in West Hollywood on Saturday, October 27th, hosted by Frontiers Media‘s Vic Gerami and Stefano Rosso of Micky’s West Hollywood.

14 of the hottest GoGo dancers in LA are currently competing on Frontiers’ website, www.frontiersla.com/gogo, as 7 with most votes will advance to compete LIVE at the Festival for a panel of 12 celebrity Judges including Michelle Visage of RuPaul’s Drag RaceJonny McGovern of Big Gay Sketch Comedy & Editor in Chief of Advocate Magazine & Editorial Director of Here Media Groupplus your very own Fit and FabulousCraig Ramsay and Brandon Liberati.

The red carpet event starts at 7:30 on Larrabee Street as it’ll be closed at Santa Monica Boulevard between Eleven & Revolver. City of West Hollywood is a partner in this event, there’s no admission fee and it’s open to the public.  There’s a surprise pre-competition live performance, 10 non-competing GoGo dancers entertain the crowd and DJ extraordinaire Derek Monteiro spins the night away.

The fabulous Billy Francesca is this year’s MC who has a few surprises planned.  Following the competition, there’s a Frontiers hosted after-party at Micky’s starting at 10:30 with giveaways and prizes from event sponsors.  You can see photos and video interviews of all the dancers and vote for them until midnight tonight at:  www.frontiersla.com/gogo

Congrats to our winner!

24 Oct

We recently had the great pleasure to meet the winner of our “Fit and Fabulous” prize package which we gave away at the Buff n’ Cut event in West Hollywood awhile back.

Brandon, Sarah, and Craig!

Brandon, Sarah, and Craig at Mothership Salon!

Sarah Knight took home a new fitness wardrobe from MPG – Mondetta Performance Gear and a hair style makeover from Fabulous Brandon Liberati.  Congratulations Sarah!

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

22 Oct

AVOID HAIR APPOINT-LAMENT!

This is your simple do-it-yourself guide to making your very own happy hairstylist.  Be nice to the receptionist! Look at them as your stylist’s personal assistant. They are only following the guidelines your designer designated. If you don’t like what you’re hearing, take it up with us. They have 100’s of people’s schedules they are trying to accommodate, not just yours.

Never ask to be “squeezed” in. What we do takes time. Essentially what you are asking us is to take time away from another client that managed their schedule more efficiently than you did, and you wouldn’t appreciate that if that punctual patron happened to be you! Arrive at least 5 minutes early. This is actually our job even though it may appear to be fun and games. If every client shows up late we spend our day playing catch up, and it’s not fair to us or again to those that do arrive on time. And remember a courtesy reminder call is just that, a courtesy. It is your responsibility to keep track of your appointment. Now you are well on your way to being the favorite client!

Just a few more pearls of wisdom… dispose of ever using the word TRIM. Let me explain. When you say,”I will only take a short time, because all I need is a trim”, your artist gets agitated. It requires skill, expertise,  and knowledge. We have just as many steps to execute expertly a cut whether it’s 1 inch or 1 foot that we are whacking. If your children are of the corn, please leave them home or cancel your appointment until some poor babysitter can be terrorized. If your child is mild then by all means bring them along! You are the walking billboard so your beauty is in our best interest. If you don’t like something please call and we will cure what ails you. And if you call when you love something you will make our day. One last tip… we don’t have a Phd in psychology that would be a therapist, all we have is a pair of scissors and an opinion!

Supermom Workout!

19 Oct

I’ve seen so many mothers put everyone else’s needs and health ahead of their own which usually leads to exhaustion, unhealthy weight gain, adrenal drainage and sometimes auto immune disorders.  So how does a mother take care of herself while having all of the world problems and responsibilities on her shoulders? My client and supermom friend Mandy Ellen shows us how.

Not only does she care for her family, she is founder of the charity organization Turn Kindness On and a former Raiderettes cheerleader.

In fact you can catch her on the field this weekend, Oct. 21st, when the Raiderettes Celebrate 50 Years of Football’s Fabulous Females and also connect with her on Facebook!

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

19 Oct

FROCK-RA FASHION!

Did you know that  your current reality or vibration is partially determined by the mood you project to those around you? AND the reciprocating mood they project back! We call this Mirroring. Wearing dark, somber colors will vacillate a certain vibe. Bright colors and fun, interesting patterns give you a sassy regalement response. I know … black is so flattering and sheik, so save it for those days you’re in an energetic deficit! You have 7 main energy centers in your body called chakras. Each chakra is governed by a color that attracts a certain energy.  Wearing these colors open and activate these centers and will attract the desired buzz.

1st chakra is the root center located at the base of the spine and it’s color is red. Red will attract passion and desire. 2nd chakra is the sexual and emotional connection center located around your navel and it’s color is orange. Orange vibrates creativity, desire, and discovery ( my favorite color!). 3rd chakra is found at the solar plexus and it’s hue is yellow. Yellow will bring self empowerment, identity and integrity. 4th chakra is the heart center and it’s color is green ( or pink). Green/pink will vibrate love, inner balance, compassion, emotional expression,nurturing and forgiveness. 5th chakra is the throat and it’s color is blue. Blue vibes speaking truth, expression, and inner thoughts verbally, communication. 6th chakra is the third eye located at the forehead and it’s color is violet. Violet vibes foresight, intuition, self awareness, peace and imagination ( my second fave). 7th chakra is the crown chakra located at the top of your head and that color is white. White is a culmination of all the colors and reflects purity, faith, inspiration, courage and spirituality. For example, if you’ve had a lovers quarrel and you plan on groveling, wearing green would be the color to persuade your paramour for forgiveness. If seduction is what you savor then red is your flavor! So if you’re manifesting a certain “sensei”tion then follow this guide of guru hues.

Brandon’s Fabulous Beauty Tips

18 Oct

DON’T LOOK LIKE A CLASS CLOWN

Welcome to the flashback costume party of  academic proportions! If you want to make the grade at your reunion put dieting, Botox and lip injections in detention. Your key to being the top of your class is your hair. Get a cut 3 weeks before and for guys and dolls with short hair make it 2 weeks.  Men, if you still have your hair, you’ll be a hit even if you’re unemployed! And if your bald, rock it. Check out my guybrows, burns and beard  tips for your guy’d to facial hair graduation.  Women (and men) who dye their hair, make sure the hue you choose at least resembles a color that is found in nature. No facials or eyebrow waxing within 3 days of the soirée. Remember what happened to Samantha on Sex And The City? You don’t need to make that a real life rerun. Spray tans within 3 days will not land you on the honor roll. Guys and Dolls don’t show up in ANYTHING you’ve ever worn to work, you’re “smarter” than that. You’re homework is to buy yourself something new, flattering and comfortable. Hire a personal shopper, every great department store will have one for you. Remember, you will be sporting a name tag so nothing strapless. Last but not least, slip yourself into some sexy shoes and you’ll be the one they’re hot for, not teacher!