Organic Skin Care Has Delicious Ingredients

As our world continues to change more than ever due to globalization and a projected 5 billion internet users in the near future, one idea remains clear: consumers want healthier food and cosmetic choices.

With the information revolution reaching never-before-seen access to anything in question, humanity has one scary task amidst the barrage of trade secrets revealed. People must choose what they want.

Freedom comes with consequences, however, as behavioral experts say having to choose is causing mass depression in modern day society. Take cosmetics, case in point: the Kardashian/Instagram full makeup following argues that moisturizer, primer, concealer, foundation, contour, powder, highlighter, eye shadow, eyeliner, lipliner, lipstick and false lashes are great for a day look. Ten-year olds are doing this in YouTube videos and posting for everyone to see.

Most of the people I know and follow disagree with that mantra. Makeup has its place for special events, but with many of our parents (and even some of us) coming down with cancer after middle age, it raises the question as to what and how much we should or should not be using on our bodies.

If you make a lotion for dry skin that has only three edible ingredients in it, will it be effective and could it reduce the risk of generating disease in our bodies? Since the whole world is posting their secrets online, it is easy to find out.

Shea butter, coconut, avocado and essential oils have distinct healing properties when used in longevity. Containing vitamins, antioxidants, fatty acids and antiseptic benefits, it doesn’t take a scientist to create a serum that works for your skin type.

Safe to eat in most circumstances, making your own skin products is like deciding whether to eat in or dine out for the evening. Do you have time and the inclination to gather ingredients and learn a recipe? If so, go searching. You’ll find a myriad of them online.

If making your own body butter seems like a lot, consider supporting your local vendors by frequenting farmer’s markets and craft fairs. Even more convenient, Etsy is a platform that only sells homemade products, giving you a chance to meet the maker of your food-grade skin care while ordering online.

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Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada

Good Makeup Is Easy

Did you know that good makeup is really simple? Understanding where to highlight and where to shadow is key
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Also using matte (non-shimmery) makeup is flattering for any skin over 30 years of age

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This is because shimmer magnifies fine lines and skin texture
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Making wrinkles more prominent (stand out more)
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Not that there’s anything wrong with wrinkles-every human gets them
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But our culture values soft, clear skin, and minimizing fine lines makes you seem fresh, healthy, and competent
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This adds to your likeability and helps you attract others

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A highlighter that is one shade lighter than your skin tone lifts your features
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Use it in concealer, foundation, or powder around your face in a C-shape framing your eyes, on top of your cheekbones, down your nose (if proportional and narrow,) and under your eyes,
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including at your tear duct and just under the arch of your brow
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Shadowing, or contour, is used to frame your face

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Similar to a picture frame around beautiful art
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Use it to diminish the appearance of extra skin under your chin too
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Smooth your eyebrows with wax and moisturize your lips to finish
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Easy! Remember: highlighter makes bigger and shadowing makes smaller
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#Makeup

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Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada, USA.

1970’s Fashion Makes Another Comeback

This month I visited the fashion district of Los Angeles and found myself staring at the women around me. They were dressed, head to toe, in 1970’s memorabilia. Their wrap-around dresses and jumpers had geometric lines, they had bell-bottom jeans under floral chiffon dusters and when I saw their platform shoes and V-shaped haircuts, I knew it- this era is back.

Following the lingering music festival trends that celebrated colorful, flowy, braided clothing (and hair), groovy throwback fashion takes it a step further. In the beauty industry, we are seeing a lot of boho trends from magazine looks on celebrities and at public appearances like the Grammys, including still current messy bun and broken waves hairstyling.

Since most of us got 70’s forehead fringe five years ago and wore it proudly in our eyes for another four, bangs are not on the predictions list for hair trends in 2019. We do see straight hair coming back, and that only means one part line for this style genre: right down the middle.

One 1970’s trend we are not seeing yet is disco. Shimmery, glittery, dance-all-night wardrobing has yet to appear. Instead, expect pop culture favorites like thin sweaters tucked into high-waisted flare jeans.

Bohemian and free-flowing is still popular. With our salon located in the Midtown District in Reno, we see boho daily. Hair is long, half braided or bunned and gently highlighted. Messy yet put-together is the norm. For clothing, Midtowners are shopping in grandma’s closet and at thrift stores and they love it.

Riding the tailwind of 1960’s-era geometrically-shaped-outer-space everything, the 1970’s were a time of freedom, self-expression and groove. With a mix between nature and the future, styles are wildflowery and far out-something our pop culture can experiment with and enjoy.

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada.

Spring Beauty Trends

It’s time to break out of your wintertime bun and scarf routine and put on something colorful-spring is here! Whether your hair is short or long and you use makeup or are makeup-free, by setting up some beauty goals for your appearance, you can be sure to enjoy your look with blooming inspiration.

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For starters, consider the type of lifestyle you want in the next 3-6 months. Will you be indoors or outdoors, sweaty or dry, professional or carefree? When you plan your next hair or makeup redo, think about how versatile it needs to be.

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Broken waves are IN. This look, be it for business or pleasure, is widespread across celebrity and fashion lines in 2019. If you have short hair, tousle with a sea salt spray. For longer locks, create open ended curls or twists going in opposite directions, then shake it out. These days, you never can tell how old your shampoo and style is and we like it that way. It means you get to go on with living your life and feeling enhanced all day long.

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Coral and Lilac are favorite colors this season. With Living Coral winning the Pantone Color of the Year crown, expect to see lots of selection when shopping for clothing and accessories. Lilac is a new hair trend and it is HOT. For brunettes with cool to neutral skin tones, try chocolate-lilac. For warmer complexions, go for the coral.

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Low-maintenance is key in this year’s beauty regimen with increasingly more women giving up makeup on the daily and focusing instead on fitness. If you like to wear a little color on your face, the Kardashian brow has evolved into a softer, pinstroke brow in the same shape as before. Think Instagram in an antique filter.

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Whatever your plan for spring, your hairdresser and makeup artist friends can help you decifer the information out there. Just because it works for the girl in the video may not mean successful techniques for everyone. For best results, ask for a customized hair and makeup plan at your local beauty salon.

 

 

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Owner of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada. 

 

Highlighting and Contouring Makeup

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The buzzwords highlighter and contour have been circulating for a few years now. If you need help understanding how to apply and choose your colors, read on..

For starters, good skin tone is the foundation of any great makeup look. With many modern women opting out of foundation, a good complexion can be as easy as keeping fit with exercise, nutrition and lots of water. If you prefer not to go bare, apply a thin layer of foundation in your skin type need: lotion or powder for oily skin, cream for dry skin. Concealer can be used sparingly as needed.

Contouring and Highlighting Brings the Attention to Your Eyes

After you have your base figured out, choose a contour that is the same texture as your base: powder for powder, cream for cream. If you are bare-skinned or only have a powder contour, apply a translucent powder across the entirety of your face with a fat, fluffy brush first. Your contour should be in a neutral brown that is two shades darker than your skin tone. For special events and photography, you can go three shades darker.

Since contouring recedes, smooth it into a soft frame around your face and neck, shoulders included, (if you are showing them). This dark recession will cause framing around your face, bringing the attention to your eyes and mouth.

Highlighting, or lightening, is one shade lighter than your skin tone and can be matte (not shiny) or pearlesque (shimmery). For skin that is over 30 years of age, opt for matte since shimmer magnifies fine lines.

Highlighting lifts the face

Use matte highlighter for photo sessions

Highlighting lifts the face and accentuates the beauty of your bone structure. I prefer cream highlighters in matte or shimmer. Apply under your browbone and in a big, dotted “C” shape beginning just outside the center of your forehead and around the outsides of your temples, down to the tops of your cheeckbones.

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If you have a proportionate nose, you can also run a thin line down the center of your nose and lightly tap the upper lip and center of your chin. A little goes a long way, so be gentle and remember to blend.

Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Owner of Breeze Salon Reno

Reno / Tahoe Destination Weddings

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The Harrah’s Mansion (Rancharrah) – Weddings by Breeze Salon Reno

Have you ever seen the crystal blue waters of Lake Tahoe or breathtaking Gardnerville valley? If you are dreaming of wedding pictures with majestic mountains, lavender fields, or pine tree meadows, the Reno/Tahoe area is your destination.

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Gardnerville, Nevada – Weddings by Breeze Salon Reno

The nice thing about Reno is that it has an international airport and ample lodging for your wedding party and guests. From the city’s high rise-hotels and nightlife to the country’s endless landscapes of mountains, greenbelt and high-desert sunsets, this region is full of beauty.

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South Lake Tahoe – Weddings by Breeze Salon Reno

Considered the gem of the west coast, Lake Tahoe is a crystal-clear glacier lake surrounded by snowy mountains most of the year. It’s water visibility is a deep 70 feet and cruises run daily for you to see it. When clouds allow, sunsets here can be astonishing.

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Incline, Nevada. Cloudy sunsets over Lake Tahoe create memorable views

Lavender Ridge is a colorful option for your destination wedding. Full of fields of purple and silver lavender that seem to go forever, this Reno venue has an outdoorsy, elegant, rustic theme.

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Nestled in a huge desert valley, Sparks, Nevada is surrounded by hills and mountains and is home to memorable sunrises and sunsets. Just minutes from the Reno Tahoe International Airport, weather patterns unique to the area cause beautiful clouds to form and turn color. When the sun sets, the skies turn purple, pink, orange, yellow, silver and gold.

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Sunsets in Reno are heavenly

Although you likely won’t be able to plan your wedding around cloud patterns, having them appear on your wedding day is an added bonus. 30-40% of the skies in this area are cloudy-a wedding photographer’s dream.

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Sunset over Virgina Lake, Reno.

If it snows on your wedding day, your photographer and makeup artist will be able to handle adjusting, especially if they are local professionals used to the weather. If you are lucky enough to get pictures with snowfall, cherish them-they can be just as beautiful as sunny shoots.

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada- Weddings by Breeze Salon Reno.

Weather in Reno and Tahoe is unpredictable. Most locals will tell you to plan for any kind of weather, as some Julys have seen snow and some Januarys have seen barbeques. Temperatures are usually chilly to warm, ranging from 30F degrees to 98F.

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Lavender Ridge, Reno. Weddings by Breeze Salon Reno

Indoor weddings are common in Reno as the city is one of the original mining establishments from the 1800’s silver rush. Casinos emerged as the first skyscrapers in the town and now cater to events and vacationers. An indoors city wedding will shelter you from sporadic weather and will make it easier to navigate the town during wedding week.

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Indoor weddings at the local casinos are glamorous – Hair and Makeup by Breeze Salon Reno

Because local casinos earn more revenue from conventions and special events, pricing at these hotels is attractive. A great option for smaller-budget weddings, casinos are a one-stop-shop for your venue, catering, DJ, photographer and lodging. These resorts have the capacity to cater to large weddings as well, and they remove the need for transportation since everything is handled on location.

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How do you plan your Reno / Tahoe desintation wedding? Come stay for a few days and tour the different locations. Enjoy Reno’s Midtown District with it’s quirky shops and delicious modern food. Stop in for lavender-based products at Lavender Ridge. Take a beach day up at Lake Tahoe. Better yet, take the three-hour cruise and see the lake in it’s entirety.

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Genoa is known for its beauty.

Remember to take an afternoon to visit David Wally’s Hot Springs in Genoa for a spa day and fine dining. The place resembles the Old West and is on the Nevada prairie in Genoa. Rooms with a view overlook an immense valley that is surrounded by mountains.

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High desert wedding by Breeze Salon Reno- Genoa, Nevada.

The Atlantis Casino Resort Spa has one of the top 100 restaurants in America and an award-winning spa. Just a mile away, the Peppermill Spa and Resort looks like Tuscany with beautiful fountains and art. Be sure to eat at the venues while visiting-the casinos in Reno have some of the best restaurants in town.

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Galena Forest is about fifteen minutes from the Reno Airport

Getting married in the woods is a favorite for couples who seek a casual setting. With pine needles and grass covering the ground, you can plan to wear boots, sandals or flats. Views are cozy with pine and aspen trees surrounding your venue. If you like the outdoors, this is an option worth looking into.

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This bride married in the Galena Forest

Known as The Biggest Little City in the World, Reno has its nickname for a reason. With beauty comparable to other destinations worldwide, weddings in Reno, Tahoe, Genoa, Sparks, or Gardnerville are accessible and affordable. There is room for all and ample activities for you and your wedding party to enjoy the region before and after your big day.

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Gardnerville, Nevada (backyard wedding) – Breeze Salon Reno

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Rebecca Schembri is a Published Hair and Makeup Artist and Director of Breeze Salon in Reno, Nevada

Galentine’s Day Makeovers

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Be sweet to yourself: now is a great time for a health and beauty makeover.

Ladies, want to look and feel LOVELY this month? Check out these tips to up your self-love appeal:

1. Get a great haircut. Having a new ‘do’ makes a huge difference in your appearance. Ask your hairdresser for something that flatters your face. For inspiration, look for pictures of haircuts on people that look like you. Remember to use good products on your hair for heat protection and polishing.

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Blow Out Balm Heat Protector smells delicious and defends your hair from breakage.

2. Get a makeup lesson. Most makeup artists offer private or group classes and can teach you how to make simple adjustments to your makeup routine, giving you fresh and glamorous looks for day and night.

3. Get a mani/pedi. There’s nothing like having manicured fingers and toes-it’s so pretty and clean and sure to make you feel more beautiful.

4. Get some exercise. Great skin tone and energy are attractive traits and make you feel confident. That’ll put a smile on your face and will help draw in the people around you.

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A beauty makeover adds to your confidence

5. Drink lots of water to hydrate your skin and to help keep a fresh mind. This is epic for your well-being.

6. Eat healthy foods. Subscribe to a healthy food blog and practice great nutrition. You will feel better and you will have a more positive outlook- this is definitely attractive.

7. Better your conversation skills. Make a list of 20 fun questions you could ask someone while getting to know them such as, “What’s the funnest thing you did this year?” and “What do you like most about such and such and why?” etc. These types of questions bring out the best in others and generate friendship and appreciation. Plus, you might learn something interesting.

8. Single? Get out and meet people! Go to mixers, events, meetings, parties, and anything else you can think of. Have fun.

9. Finally, Sweet One, pick out some new outfits, dress saucy and enjoy yourself. You deserve it!

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Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Wedding Hair

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Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

How to choose the right wedding hair for your big day? Here are some hacks that, as a Wedding Hair and Makeup Artist, I specialize in:

Bridal hair mostly depends on the type of dress you will wear.  If your dress is low cut or strapless, hair can be swept up to reveal the neckline or left down to be showcased.

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Dresses that are low on the chestline leave open space for flowy hair. Bridal Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

A dress that is high on the neck or shoulders takes up more visual space and may look better with an updo. Backless dresses look beautiful with hair completely pinned or off to one side, giving the wedding audience a chance to admire the your beautiful skin from behind.

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Extra-long hair may look best pulled into a cascade to flatter both the bride and the gown. Hair by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

The idea is to keep proportion between your hair and dress so that they compliment each other.

For bridesmaids, hair can be similar to yours but should never upstage the bridal look, since you have center stage on this day.

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Bridesmaids should have hair that supports the bride. Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Many hairstylists offer a free wedding consultation and have recommendations for other wedding needs, such as makeup and photography.  Getting professional advice can make planning your wedding a little easier.

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Wedding Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Rebecca Schembri, Published Hair and Makeup Artist

Are you getting married soon and would like a free wedding consultation? Please call (775) 338-9241 or email BreezeSalonReno@gmail.com.

Continue reading:

WEDDING DO’S AND DONT’S: https://rebeccaschembri.com/2018/08/02/brides-how-to-love-your-wedding-day/

WEDDING MAKEUP: https://rebeccaschembri.com/2018/12/28/wedding-makeup-3/

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Wedding Makeup

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#selfie! Wedding Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241

How do you choose the best makeup look for your big day? Here are some pointers…

If you want a pure and fresh look, ask your makeup artist for ‘night time natural’. This will give you a soft look that isn’t washed out in pictures. Your audience will love it.

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Reno / Tahoe Destination Weddings by Breeze Salon

If you want something more dramatic, ask for ‘ballroom’ makeup. This includes a sexy, smokey eye, lots of blush and contouring and a nude or natural lip. This is a great look for evening weddings and if you are comfortable wearing makeup.

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Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri BreezeSalon.Reno@gmail.com

If you are a fashionista type, meaning you love inventing your look and keeping up with the latest trends, let your makeup artist explore some artistic looks with you. This is commonly seen at Red Carpet events and is fun and unique.

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Bridal Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

Whatever your style, remember to trust your makeup artist! As long as he or she comes well-recommended, has a great portfolio and understands your needs, you will be in excellent hands. Your pictures will turn out amazing, too.

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Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Wedding Makeup

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How do you choose the best makeup look for your big day? Here are some pointers…

If you want a pure and fresh look, ask your makeup artist for ‘night time natural’. This will give you a soft look that isn’t washed out in pictures. Your audience will love it.

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Reno / Tahoe Destination Weddings by Breeze Salon

If you want something more dramatic, ask for ‘ballroom’ makeup. This includes a sexy, smokey eye, lots of blush and contouring and a nude or natural lip. This is a great look for evening weddings and if you are comfortable wearing makeup.

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Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri BreezeSalon.Reno@gmail.com

If you are a fashionista type, meaning you love inventing your look and keeping up with the latest trends, let your makeup artist explore some artistic looks with you. This is commonly seen at Red Carpet events and is fun and unique.

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Your bridal makeup should last all day in an outdoors setting. By Breeze Salon Reno

Whatever your style, remember to trust your makeup artist! As long as he or she comes well-recommended, has a great portfolio and understands your needs, you will be in excellent hands. Your pictures will turn out amazing, too.

Meghan Emerson Wedding

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