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Cut-out The Counters

 

When you think of trendy and even edgy colors and dramatic makeup techniques, some mall makeup counters come to mind…

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However, what if you could achieve everything you wanted – intense shadows, extreme lashes, makeup to last you through your day (and night … and even next morning!) WITHOUT having all eyes on you in an open, crowded mall…

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Our personal experience is just one of the reasons that Brittany and her friends love us!

…We also know a thing or two about makeup ;)

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As an everyday cosmetic junkie, myself, with a self-proclaimed eye makeup obsession, it was very important to me to carry a WIDE range of color in shadows, eyeliners, blush and lip products in my Vanity 101 line – including a number of double-pigmented (super vibrant) options for the extra daring, down to the most natural shades; as everyone has their own unique style and comfort zone.

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At face to fase – Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio, we lovingly refer to Brittany’s visit in the last weekend every September as “The Pregame” before her annual Birthday extravaganza!

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For years now, we’ve had the pleasure of taking part in her special day by providing the perfect accessory to her always-fabulous celebratory outfit!

Brittany looked stunning in her black and teal dress, and had this to say about her recent experience…

“Thanks so much Leigh Ann! I look awesome due to your awesome makeup skills :) Thank goodness for you! Best stay around forever otherwise I’m in trouble”

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On behalf of myself and our shop … HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AND SEE YA NEXT YEAR!!!

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Congratulations To One Of Our Own…Frank Edgar!

 

Nationwide, it seems as though you can’t turn on the TV anymore without encountering one of our Jersey natives.

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Although some press has been better than others when it comes to our popularized state, one thing is for certain -

-WE ARE TOUGH, AND WE HAVE GOT TALENT!

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This past Saturday, August 28th 2010; one of our very own Toms River success stories reiterated that statement…

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Frankie Edgar – UFC Lightweight Champion of the World defended his prestigious title against BJ Penn at the UFC 118 in Boston by unanimous decision.

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There is no ‘question’ that “The Answer” has a huge fan base worldwide, but his biggest support comes from his hometown, family and friends.

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We are honored to have spent a very special occasion with those very same family and friends of Frankie’s on his Wedding Day, where we applied makeup for his beautiful Bride Renee and bridesmaids.

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On behalf of myself and our shop – we wish nothing but continued love and success to the Edgar family, AND an undefeated title from now on! :)

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CONGRATULATIONS CHAMP!!!

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Back-to-School Brows

 

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September is right around the corner, and so is the beginning of a  new school year.

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Students and teachers alike are eager to get a fresh start for “Back to School” with new clothes, latest styles; and for those pupils transitioning into an upper grade or college – extra grooming.

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Boys and girls – men and women; everyone is putting the final touches on their new look – from head to toe…to brow!

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Eyebrows, as small and seemingly insignificant as some think, when cleanly shaped and done correctly, can completely change your face as well as open up and brighten your eyes.

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Take a look…!

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“No Regrets” by Tasting Grace

 

Our makeup has come to life IN VIDEO!

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As the band’s Official Makeup Artist, we are proud to present….

THE MUSIC VIDEO FOR “NO REGRETS” BY TASTING GRACE

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ENJOY!!!

Woman to (Independent) Woman with Dr. Lisa Vernon

 

Face to fase and ‘Woman to Woman’ with Dr. Lisa Vernon…

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I had the absolute pleasure of meeting Dr. Lisa Vernon while doing her makeup for a photo shoot featuring her joint medical practice many months ago.

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I knew right away that she was a strong, independent woman – complete with much inward and outward beauty.

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After receiving constant compliments on the photo from both her patients and colleagues alike, I am blessed to say that Dr. Lisa continues to patron our shop for facials, waxing and makeup!

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And, we are eager to support her IN HER NEW PRACTICE!!!

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Dr. Lisa Vernon can now be found at:

730 Lacey Road

Suite G08

Forked River, NJ  08731

609-693-2900

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On behalf of myself and our shop – We wish you MUCH continued success!

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*Here is a sneak peek before Dr. Lisa Vernon’s new professional head shot photo…

Flavored Gloss, Rhinestones and Shimmer… Oh My!

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Girls of all ages love to “play” with makeup - and experimentation may begin as early as their pre-teen years.

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I was invited to host a fun makeup instruction class to a naturally beautiful group of young students at the Barbizon School of Modeling and Personal Development.

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Blessed with flawless skin, the objective of our class was not to cover their tiny faces up, but rather, to show the limitless, enjoyable side of makeup and to teach each of the young girls to use their imaginations in ALL aspects of their development throughout…

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The sky is the limit, girls!

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Corrective Color … For Your Face

 

When up-against a white dress, every Bride wants to gain some “color” before her big day…

But, for a July Wedding in the heat of the summer, what happens when you accidentally get too much?!

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Have no fear! … It is easy for a professional to turn a “flushing Bride” into the beautiful Blushing Bride that she’s always dreamed of.

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Whether it be sunburn or Rosacea, a simple alteration of foundation and blush colors can completely tone-down redness to eliminate the ruddy, and accentuate the flawless!

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Our lovely Bride, Dana was not “loving” her post-sun complexion before we began, but she was certainly glowing with excitement after…

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Trend: Holiday Weddings

 

Friday and Sunday Weddings are becoming increasingly as popular as Saturday nuptuals; and even more-so when they fall on holiday weekends.

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Everyone enjoys a 3-day weekend, especially when that third day can be spent in recovery and relaxation after a lengthy celebration.

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This 4th of July, Kelly’s fireworks came in the form of a walk down the aisle!

She chose the main focus of her makeup to be on her eyes – with some darker, smoky shadows and a strip of false eyelashes; while a few of her bridesmaids chose to pull-in the gorgeous color of their “honeydew” gowns with variations of green accents…

“Working Woman” The Asbury Park Press Article

 Featured on June 20, 2010 In the Sunday’s Best Section of the Asbury Park Press under

“Working Woman”

Leigh Ann Borrelli

face to fase – Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio. 44 Washington St. Suite 108. Toms River, NJ  08753

732 . 668 . 2181 .   www.Vanity101.com

Work ethic is something that I learned at a very young age; in fact I began working at 14 as soon as I could get my working papers, and even joined a high school marketing class program, just so I could leave school early to go to work.  When my employer at the time told me that they could not guarantee I would get off work on my graduation day because they were short-handed, it left me no choice but to look for another job.

That misfortune (or what I thought it was at the time) and a series of other “misfortunes,” unexpectedly led me to my passion – which 10 years later I now call my career…

I began working for a makeup counter – something I NEVER envisioned myself doing; if not for the fact that they were hiring, and I needed a job.  But immediately after, I started loving what I was doing, and it showed.  I was getting repeat customers, I was out-selling everyone in the store including the manager by thousands of dollars each month, and people kept asking me where I learned to do makeup the way that I did. 

I was self-taught, and the idea of school had never even crossed my mind, but two years later when the same question kept coming up, I decided to look into it. It was then that I encountered my next set of supposed adversity…once my teachers saw what I could do with makeup, they asked ME to instruct the rest of my class. Disappointed, I was convinced that I just taught myself an expensive lesson.

But one of my teachers encouraged me to keep going.  She saw potential in me, and, she saw someone else in me.  She made me borrow her copy of a book that beauty icon, Sophia Loren wrote.  This book (particularly a chapter on vanity) inspired not only my personal life, but my career as well.  In fact, it came literally in-hand with me when I registered my business name – Vanity 101, at the age of 24.

With a business name, and an unclear vision of what I wanted to do with it, I continued working the front desk for a hair salon, but soon became nostalgic of my makeup days.  It was then I decided that the only job worth having is one that you are happy with everyday, and I knew that I was the only one who could control my happiness.  So, I began an extensive research process, and acquired my own line of product– Vanity 101 cosmetics and skincare.  I displayed it in the salon, and just as it started generating interest, Strike 3 -the economy hit and we closed.

Yet another blessing in disguise, I knew it was a sign that it was my time to make a move.  I stumbled upon a beautiful storefont that has turned out to be everything I never knew I always wanted.  With a new location, I chose a new, more unisex name, face to fase, where I can offer both of my areas of expertise – flawless artistry, skin esthetics (fase) by Vanity 101.

I was fortunate to realize what I love to do at a young age, but to anyone, at any age I’d say “Everything happens for a reason,” – even if you consider it a mishap.  If not for losing my job, I would have never found my career; if not for my teacher, I’d never have found the basis of my own company; if not for my marketing class, I would not have gotten the fundamentals in business, and if not for staying in school and completing my license, I would never be able to be a Spa owner as I am today.

Now, my work has been published on magazine covers, in countless Bridal albums, in professional model’s portfolios, in music videos and in commercial logo design and packaging.  I am the exclusive Makeup Artist of Liz Jeressi of 94.3 The Point, who is featured with my makeup on multiple Billboards; I’m the celebrity Makeup Artist to the guests of “Let’s Talk” with Gary Gellman; and as a member of the Gala Committee of the NJ Hall of Fame, I was privileged to provide makeup services for the event; meet and present my products to Danny DeVito, Susan Sarandon, Jack Nicholson, Joe Piscopo, Vivica Fox and so many others at this year’s Induction Ceremony.

“Attractive” Inside & Out

 

There is no doubt that our client Michele Competello is attractive…but, it goes deeper than what meets the eye…

Michele is a Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach who recently launched her new website www.MicheleCompetello.com, and she asked face to fase to be a part of it by applying makeup for her site’s head shot photo.

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As a continued supporter of our company, I have had the absolute pleasure of knowing Michele for years. 

Beginning as her eyebrow specialist, Michele was an enthusiastic attendee at our Spa’s Grand Opening last year, and has has patroned our shop ever since; for facials, waxing and Vanity 101 products.

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Michele is looking forward to helping many people through her services, which were popularized by the book The Secret

The Law of Attraction encourages positivity, and we at face to fase are POSITIVE that she will be a great (and beautiful) success!

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