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“Flaming Honesty”

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Meet James Christopher Darling — who I lovingly refer to as “James My Protege.”

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For the last 4 years annually, the first Sunday in June, is usually MY big event, the New Jersey Hall of Fame Red Carpet Induction Ceremony.

…And this one right here is always by my side, through all the months of planning, assisting me throughout with no question.

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This June, I turned the tables for a day that means a lot to my assistant.

I wanted to take the time to assist James at HIS big event, the NJ Pride parade where he would be selling his new self-published book “Flaming Honesty.”

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James writes:

“If you’re stranded in a wasteland of unattractive men and rarely sober women (like New Jersey), where do you go to seek advice? Sure, there’s always therapy and the occasional Oprah rerun, but do they ever really get to the core of the problem? Well, yes, pretty often—but James Christopher Darling offers you something slightly more entertaining, not to mention far more attractive. (I mean, have you seen him yet? He’s on the cover; they don’t just hand that spot out to anyone!) Whether you’re having trouble in your love life, with your wardrobe, or even making a final decision on that nose job, James is here with the answer in this collection of painfully funny realities that, by the grace of God, somehow turned into a book. Where others might sugarcoat advice, James Christopher Darling will offer you the flaming truth!”

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I was lucky enough to have the first signed copy of “Flaming Honesty,” as well as to apply the makeup for the book’s cover shoot; and as usual, am THOROUGHLY happy, amused, and in hysterics with the talents of ‘My Protege.’

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Click on the link below to view additional information (including his AMAZING reviews, and 5-star rating) on Amazon

Or, to purchase “Flaming Honesty”

http://www.amazon.com/Flaming-Honesty-James-Christopher-Darling/dp/1477575367/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370868609&sr=8-1&keywords=flaming+honesty

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Holiday Facial Specials

Much of our local area has been affected by the recent tragedy of Hurricane Sandy.  And many of our dear clients of Face to Fase – Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio have been without their possessions, have had to throw away memories, and may not even be able to return to what they’ve called home for years.

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THESE are the individuals, especially, who could use some extra Relaxation in their time of need.

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Click on our “Products” tab at the top of the page to view our more than 50% OFF Facial Gift Card Specials available from NOW thru Christmas Eve, and consider treating Yourself or someone else to some well-deserved stress relief this Holiday Season

Prom Fashion Show

 

It was right when I left those very same doors at Toms River High School East that I began my makeup career nearly 12 years ago…

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Every year annually for the past 6, I am happy to return to TRHSE as an alumni to volunteer my time and expertise to these future Fashionistas and Business Leaders by applying the makeup for their Prom Fashion Show!

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Each year the show features a group of girls (and boys)  even more fantastic than the last, and it is a true pleasure to take some time to get to know a little bit about each of them – their upcoming college focus, their dreams and their aspirations

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Wishing all of them an Amazing remaining Senior year, and a Successful and Beauty-full Future!

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Divine Elegance with Familiar Faces

 

Throughout my career I have been blessed with wonderfully supportive clients — many of whom have come to me for years; and some who at their first experience with our products and services, have told me that I am ’stuck with them for life!’ :)

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It is because of my clients and their constant consideration that I have been able to reach the successes that I have today, and that I may live the dream daily of being my own boss.

Likewise, they know that I will do anything I can to elevate them in the same way that they so generously have for me.

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In similar regard to business, I had such a wonderful incidence working with Divine Elegance by Deirdre last year applying the makeup for her Bridal extravaganza, that it was an immediate decision of mine to work with her again.

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I was excited to see some beautiful familiar faces from our last showcase; to welcome some new ones; and personally thrilled to present an opportunity to some of our own from Face to Fase as a special Thank You for their appreciated patronage!

Both Alexandra – our aspiring professional model; and Yahaira – who has dreamed of modeling since she was a little girl; worked the runway, put on an amazing performance, and did us proud!

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Eye On Ocean County

 

Ocean County’s got its eye on Downtown Toms River – AND on our Spa / Studio! :)

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Along with Arleen Read; Marketing Director of Downtown Toms River, and Kevin Mizikar; our new and enthusiastic Executive Director; we recently journeyed to the Comcast TV studio for a sit-down interview with Eye On Ocean County.

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Kevin, Arleen and I; along with many other businesses, are proud to belong to such a beautiful, historic area as ours.  And, we were eager to share not only our experiences there; but our many upcoming events for 2011, and our plans for the future in the grand revitalization of Downtown Toms River.

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I am a very active member of our Business Improvement District’s Promotions Committee, as well as a Downtown Toms River business owner.

Our contemporary Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio and our modernized opinions as a young entrepreneur were welcomed with open arms by Arleen and our committee, and we know that Kevin, also a young success will supply a fresh new set of ideas and goals to strive for in the New Year.

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Watch our story – as well as my own personal account of the start of my relationship with Downtown TR, and what happened when I first spotted my beautiful white storefront in the heart of town on Washington Street – and how our new location ”face to fase” contributed in modifying our existing business Vanity 101…

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*Eye On Ocean County airs on the Comcast network channels 19 and 97.  Look for us on Monday December 20th at 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm.

And…view our “Portfolio” page where will we be adding video of our  experience!

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A Salute to Our Vets!

 

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Toms River; along with many towns across the nation, unfortunately, has been hurt deeply by the loss of some of our dedicated military service men and women.

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Annually, on Washington Street in Downtown Toms River, where face to fase is located; our community is invited to come together in celebration of our Vets while honoring their sacrifices and profoundly appreciated service to our individual freedom and our country’s, in the Veterans Day Parade.

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Many onlookers and supporters watched from our storefront’s lawn; directly across from Town Hall, where many touching speeches of remembrance were made.

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On behalf of myself and of my business, Vanity 101 and face to fase – Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio; I’d like to extend a heartfelt and unending THANK YOU to our clients, family and friends who have served and are serving in our armed forces.

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ALWAYS KNOW THAT YOU ARE SINCERELY APPRECIATED!!!

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Divine Elegance Bridal Showcase

 

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The early Fall showcases a beautiful time of year, and thus makes it a very popular time for nuptials – particularly during September.

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This September, face to fase was invited to take part in a high-end Wedding professional exhibit where we provided our makeup application services for a fab Bridal runway fashion spectacular at the newly renovated Quality Inn in Toms River.

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Our Vanity 101 cosmetic line graced the catwalk on the faces of all the stunning models and performers in the Divine Elegance by Deirdre show.

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As a top professional in the Wedding/Glamour Industry, we are not only available, but eager to meet with our Brides-to-be to discuss any and all of your Special Day’s beauty needs.

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With over 10 years professionally in the industry, we have a number of insider beauty tips and techniques to ensure that your makeup lasts all day, looks flawless in photos, and will help you achieve the vision you’ve always had for your Wedding Day.

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It is our mission to make sure you turn heads!  ;)

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* For more information on our Bridal Services … please view our page to the right.

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** To view some experiences that our Brides/Bridesmaids have had with us…search our Testimonial page at the top.

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“All Eyes” on Our Jersey Girls!

 

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“All Eyes” on Our Jersey Girls!

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Just hours before “Team Hurley” from Toms River High School East began on their journey to Huntington Beach, CA for the US Open of Surfing, where they were chosen amongst only four other schools in the nation to compete in Hurley’s high-fashion “Walk the Walk” competition – they made a stop at face to fase for some runway-ready lashes.

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Our Jersey girls (and guys) looked and performed amazingly in their “catwalk meets boardwalk” procession.

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Adding to their “boardwalk” theme were some cleverly made over-sized props that the new grads constructed out of paper mache, in the form of all Jersey’s favorite beach-side delicacies – ice cream cones, cotton candy, fries, pizza, pretzels and of course stuffed animal prizes.

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Among the tens of thousands watching their performance were celebrity judges Lauren Conrad from The Hills, new cast members from 90210, Bob Hurley himself, and others.

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Hard work got them there…originality made them stand out…and their good looks proved to be a tough competition…

…because it is widely known that no one compares to an East Coast Jersey Girl!

So, this competition proves that we are in a category all our own! ;)

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CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT JOB TO YOU ALL!!!

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National Fashion Show

 

Toms River High School East “Walks the Walk” In The World’s Biggest High School Fashion Competition…And We Are Helping Them Get Runway-Ready!

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The dedicated, participating students in this national design competition supported by Hurley (as well as Converse and SkullCandy) have spent months upon months of online video challenges, advertising campaigns, social/viral marketing and voting – where clearly, all of their hard work has paid off…

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Not only have they won their bracket, but HS East has acquired the MOST VOTES IN THE NATION, and have been invited to the final round of “Walk the Walk” at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California this August!!!

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As 1 of 5 finalists, HS East, with an audience of tens-of-thousands and celebrity judges; will be creating their own 5 minute fashion show and compete on the runway for the grand prize of $25,000.

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All of the committee members have collectively come up with a vision for their theme, and I am happy to assist them in pulling their look together with makeup.

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Being a former Raider, I am SO PROUD of all of their accomplishments and am thrilled to be involved with their exciting final project!

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Keep up the great work!!! And I’ll see you girls again soon…!!!

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Downtown TR’s 8th Annual Ice Cream Festival

 

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As a self-proclaimed frozen treat connoisseur, I would never pass-up a day completely devoted to ice cream…!

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And, as member of the Promotions Committee for the Downtown Toms River Business Improvement District, I was more than happy to be involved in this year’s 8th Annual Ice Cream Festival – located on Washington Street, right at face to fase’s doorstep.

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Along with a number of our committee member volunteers, I joined a large group of T.E.A.M. students from all of the Toms River High Schools, in an all-day “scoop fest” in preparation prior to the event on Saturday July 17th.

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It was a beautiful and successful day for us in Downtown TR; and I would like to PERSONALLY THANK ALL of our clients and friends who braved the heat to come down to support and visit us at our table.

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As always, we appreciate each and every one of you!!!

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