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Summer-Skin Detox

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and The Jersey Shore Woman Newspaper could not have chosen a better cover model than Gail Winterstella; who not only beat the odds after being diagnosed in 1999, but she also has beaten the business survival odds with over 26+ years  in her industry!

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Her upscale eye wear boutique, Gail’s Optical in Sea Girt, is full of unique styles, and is completely on top of the latest and most fashionable trends (as you can clearly see from her photo!)

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I am so pleased to have had the pleasure of applying Gail’s, as well as her sister and business partner’s makeup for our shoot, and I look forward to hearing of their success for many years to come!

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With cooler weather coming, we are officially in the midst of Autumn!

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The Fall is a transitional season for our skin, where you may experience a period of dryness, or another uncommon disarray until you’ve had the chance to fully adjust to the outside conditions.

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In this edition of Vanity 101,  we’ll go over ways to make a “smooth” skin  transition into our next season, after the previous months of Summer and it’s blocking SPF may have left some residual behind…

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Click on our link here to read Summer-Skin Detox

Summer Sun. Bake In It? Or Fake It?

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Jacqui Kapinowski; our cover-featured model contracted Bacterial Meningitis at age 23 and then again at age 28.  Then at age 35, she started experiencing seizures, numbness and severe spasms in her legs, stomach, head and neck.  Her spine started to deteriorate to a swayback position, which is an acute inward curvature of a section of the spine.   This new mysterious illness with its spasms, progressive stiffness, rigidity and dystonia began to take over from her chest down to the lower extremities of her body.

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It was four years before she learned her diagnosis was “Stiff- Person’s Syndrome” (SPS).  The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines Stiff Person’s Syndrome as ‘a rare neurological disorder with features of an autoimmune disease’.  There is no cure.   HOWEVER, she has adapted, and far-exceeded to incredible expectations in her current daily life.

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Adaptation is imperative in life — especially when you are handed less-than-ideal circumstances.

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As opposed to the typical  ”SPF suggestions”  that most Summer-skin articles consist of;  I decided to share a personal story of my own, including the adaptations that I, myself, had to make as a former “Tanorexic.”

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At the age of 17, as soon as I could start driving, I rode myself every day to the local tanning salon.  I began tanning at 5 days a week, then progressed to 6; and finally 7 days a week; at the maximum number of minutes, for a period of years.

(Years I pray now, that I could only take back…)

However, that all came to a screeching hault at 24 when I had a pre-cancerous mole surgically removed from my leg, due to excessive UV exposure.

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A true wake up call for anyone comes when you are forced to wait agonizing hours in anticipation of your own biopsy results.  Especially with the realization that you did the damage to yourself.  No young person should EVER have to go through that, and my only hope is that my young readers take my story as a warning that no matter how invincible we think we are, “it CAN happen to you.”

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In my opinion, “tanning” for our current generation, is equivalent to “smoking” in our last generations…

When it began, everyone was doing it, and no one knew of the impending consequences.

Now that we DO KNOW, IN FACT that over exposure to the sun will lead to cancer; just as in the ill-paved road smoking will take you down — it’s time to make an adjustment.

In our article, I’d like to share some shocking statistics  that I found when doing my research, direct from the Melanoma Research Foundation, and alternate ways to achieve the beautifully-bronzed look you desire — the Healthy way.

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Everyone loves a tan – and you have many options to achieve it!

Click on our link to read some tips on a Healthier alternative to Tanning or Sunbathing in our current edition of “Vanity 101″ , complete with a printable $10 OFF coupon for our Spray Tanning service at face to fase – Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio, to help avoid those Self-Tanning “faux”-pa’s that our New Jersey Tanning Mom has made infamous…

Brow Beating

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Spring is inevitably a time to refresh and renew, as did so many of the diverse women on our cover of this edition of the paper – in their lives and in their careers.

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One of our featured models is a very Special client of ours; Stephanie Marie Hanvey, whom I’ve had the pleasure of applying makeup for for the last two of her youthful 14 years.

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Not only was Stephanie an Apollo winner at the age of eleven, but she is certainly a young “Woman on the Move” as all of our featured covergirls are; with many, MANY new projects in the works which we are excited and honored to be supporting her in as her Makeup Artist.

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Stephanie is the youngest Jersey Shore Woman ever featured in the paper, and at the opposite end of our “JSW firsts” is another VERY Special client of ours,  Emily Spreder, who this April celebrated her 105th Birthday (God Bless her!)


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She is the true definition of living each day to the fullest.

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At her age, Emily goes to get her hair done, is always dressed to impress (with some sparkly jewelry from our Boutique!) and in fact, she was one of our first clients when we opened over 3 years ago, when at 102 years old then; Emily had cataract surgery done and for the first time could see her wrinkles — she immediately asked her niece to take her to us for some Vanity 101 anti-aging skincare! :)

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She is the epitome of our mantra of LOOKING and FEELING Good! It just may be the key to a Long and Happy Life…

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In true “Springtime” renewal, why not start fresh with one of the most important features of your face — your Brows!

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Our new edition of “Vanity 101″ will guide you through the do’s and dont’s of your Brow grooming, and give you helpful guides to cut down the Brow-Beating that may have been self-inflicted, or imposed upon you by the assistance of an inexperienced technician.
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Click on our adjacent link  to read the full Spring 2012 “Vanity 101″ article including a printable coupon for $5.00 OFF A Brow Makeover at Face to Fase – Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio, and 10% OFF any of our Vanity 101 Brow Products in our exclusive Cosmetic line.

Make 2012 YOUR Year For Great Skin

What better reason than the New Year to start fresh and to get on the right track in Life (and Style!)

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Our Winter 2012 edition is absolutely full of fantastic tips and trends from cover-to-cover

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I am thrilled to have Susan Korwin as our cover-featured model, but also to have her as a contributing writer going forward throughout the year…

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Susan is a Certified Life Coach and Style Consultant who is exactly the right Jersey Shore Woman to get us all off to a good and positive start to the New Year with countless words of wisdom and advice for all of our readers.

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OUR goal at Vanity 101, for YOU this year is to not only start-off right, but to STAY CONSISTENT with your skincare.

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When it comes to your skincare, less may be more. 

Finding a good Cleanser and Moisturizer (and most importantly, making a point to use them every day) will be just enough to get you on the road to flawless skin in 2012.

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Click HERE to read our latest “Vanity 101″ article with great insider beauty tips on how to get 6 uses out of 1 small product – Your Eye Moisturizer

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And, for our printable 50% OFF  Coupon for a Customized 60 Minute Facial at Face to Fase – Facial Spa & Cosmetic Studio – CLICK HERE and enjoy some Relaxation, Pampering and a Kick-Start to Great Skin this year from US to YOU!

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Even The Jersey Shore Woman newspaper has had a makeover this January 1st! 

Click HERE to see our updated table of contents page, and highlights of this editions articles

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Cosmetic Karma

 

It was a true pleasure to be able to work, yet again with Mrs. New Jersey, Claire Pavlinec by applying her makeup for the 2011 Fall cover of The Jersey Shore Woman Newspaper. 

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Claire exudes style and sophistication; and that is what we Jersey WOMEN are all about!

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I am proud to say that Claire loved our Vanity 101 products, and will be wearing them during her appearances at New Jersey Fashion and Beauty Week this October!

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Follow our link below to read Vanity 101’s latest topic – Cosmetic Karma; where you’ll learn the top 5 things (including some vices…) that by adjusting NOW, will help you to experience a brighter and more aesthetically pleasing result in years to come.

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Here are the top 5 things that you [think you] can get away with for now, but are sure to catch up with you in the not-so-distant future if you are not careful…

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And, from now thru November take advantage of our latest Special: 

$5.00 OFF a complete Eyebrow Makeover in our Studio’s Waxing Lounge including Waxing, Tweezing, Re-Shaping and Filling-In for ONLY $10 with this ad.

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Red Carpet Induction NJHOF

 
As the official event Makeup Artist, this year’s New Jersey Hall of Fame Red Carpet Induction Ceremony was AMAZING, and I am proud to have introduced all of this year’s Celebrities to our Vanity 101 cosmetic and skincare line;  as well as a long list of NJ-inspired goodies as the originator/distributor of the NJHOF Award Show Gift bags.
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For a full list of our Award Show Gift Bag donors, view our “New Jersey Hall of Fame” category to the right, and to read the latest edition of Vanity 101 in the Jersey Shore Woman, including our June/July 2011 special offering…

Click this link, and we hope you enjoy!

All of Vanity 101’s products are available through our website INCLUDING this edition’s featured Special in our “Products” menu above!

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Maternal Makeup Advice

 

 

Featuring Mother / Daughter Duo – Mary and Carol Higgins Clark

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Click the link below to read our Mother’s Day edition of Vanity 101 in the Jersey Shore Woman:

Read about what some of our client’s learned about makeup from their Mothers, and see how you can put an updated spin on those tips for THIS generation – compliments of Vanity 101

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What did Mary and Carol Higgins Clark say when I asked them about makeup while applying theirs for the cover … ???

When I asked Mary regarding her passed-down beauty routines, she said, “Makeup?  The more the better!”  Carol, a natural beauty, laughed while I thought, “Wow, a woman after my own heart!”

Photoshoot

 

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Theresa Artigas Photography

604 Union Ave.

Brielle, NJ  08730

732-223-7885

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As a professional Makeup Artist, a lot of my work is applied for the purpose of my client’s photography … weddings, headshots, promo materials, etc. 

But, with a project of my own – a column in the Jersey Shore Woman newspaper; at the request of the publisher, it was time for some new photos – this time, of myself.

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I always feel that my place at a photoshoot is behind-the-scenes; as I am much more comfortable with my work in front of the camera, rather than my face!

Theresa Artigas photography, the offical photographers of the JSW, did an amazing job at not only putting me at ease in a perceived intimidating situation, but  they also take some amazing photos!

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Here are some from my shoot.  Look for these in an upcoming edition of the Jersey Shore Woman…

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Spring Cleaning for your Makeup!

 

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How should you prepare for this Spring?  This new season should be an ideal time to go through your drawers of old makeup to determine what stays, what goes, and what should be replaced…

Click on the link below to view Vanity 101’s debut edition in the Jersey Shore Woman newspaper … 

February / March 2011

Vanity 101 – Topic: Spring Cleaning for your Makeup!

NEW Beauty Column – Jersey Shore Woman

 

We are excited to be working in conjunction with the Jersey Shore Woman Magazine with the inception of our NEW interactive Beauty Column “Vanity 101.”

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Post any of your cosmetic / skin / beauty related questions via our “Contact Us” page or our “What’s New on Facebook” page and we’ll interactively devote our answer to you in an upcoming column.

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Look for our published works under our NEW ”Vanity 101 – Jersey Shore Woman” category

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We are very much looking forward to giving you Vanity 101’s course in an “Intro to Beauty…”


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