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Beauty Makeovers

22 Jan

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

Ladies, wanna look and feel LOVELY this season? Check out these tips to up your romantic 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.

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 excercise. 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.


Go get ’em!

5. Drink lots of water to hydrate your skin and to help you 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 which is definately 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!


Photography by Ben Sumlin, Reno. Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri schembrisima@gmail.com

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Tips for A Great Photo Session

8 Jan

Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri, Reno

Need help getting amazing pics out of your photo session? Take some tips from a professional!

First, get a great haircut that favors your face. Any experienced hairdresser can give you a new look. If you color, have your hair touched up a week in advance.

Since photography lighting will wash out your skin tone, be sure to up the vibrancy of your makeup by 25%. If you never wear makeup (men included), add some pigment to your cheecks and lips going one shade brighter than your natural coloring. A non-shimmery, colored lip balm will work for this.

Practice your model face. Take a few minutes to learn how to pose and how to do appealing facial gestures. It’ll make all the difference!


Makeup for Men by Rebecca Schembri. Photo Mark DeFabry, Reno.

And finally, get plenty of rest the night before and be sure to plan your meals and snacks so that you don’t get hungry while getting your pictures taken.

As long as you are relaxed and prepared for your photo shoot, you should get the results you want. Remember to thank your photographer!

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Wedding Makeup

2 Jan

#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.

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.


Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri schembrisima@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.

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.

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Wedding Hair

31 Dec
Reno / Tahoe Weddings

Wedding Makeup by Rebecca Schembri

How to choose the right wedding hair for your big day? Read on..

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

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 the hair completely pinned or off to one side, giving the wedding audience a chance to admire the bride’s beautiful skin from behind.

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


Bridal Makeup by Rebecca Schembri 775.338.9241

For bridesmaids, hair is similar to the bride’s and should never upstage the bridal look since the bride has center stage on this day.

Many hairstylists offer a free wedding consultation and have recommendations for other wedding needs such as makeup and photography, helping make this a day to remember.

Rebecca Schembri, Breeze Salon Reno

Please call (775) 338-9241 or email breezesalon.reno@gmail.com to request your free wedding consultation.

Makeup Trends for Fall 2014

30 Sep
2014 Makeup Trend

Liquid or Gel Liner Continues to Trend in 2014

Makeup this fall is barely noticeable with nude skin dominating the runway in 2014. The look is dewy and achieved with a shimmer-based sheer foundation or tinted moisturizer. Lips have a Victorian-era bitten feel in natural pigments of orange, red and pink. This look can be created using a small amount of lipstick towards the back of the lips and patting throughout the lips to spread. Follow up with a matte lip balm.
Continuing in last year’s appeal, the liquid eyelined wing tip is ever strong with variations of color. Look for bright blue, green or neon. Double strokes either above or below the eye are prominent.

Fall Makeup 2014

Fall Makeup is Mostly Nude in 2014

Metallic eyes are peeking through in designer lines and can be expected to stay the course of winter. Any shimmer eyeshadow palette will see you through this recurring fad.

2014 Makeup Trend

Metallic Eye Shadow

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Five Minute Makeup

22 Jan

Hair and Makeup by Rebecca Schembri for Nicole Williams State Farm Insurance

Want to be beautiful all day long in just five minutes? I can show you how.

As a makeup artist, I have to do good work quickly since YOU have places to go! Here is a beauty base you can flaunt in just minutes:

First, you will need the following items:



~Apply CONCEALER with foundation brush in the t-zone and to blemishes. Blend outwards

~Apply BRONZER with bronzing brush to all outsides of the face and neckline. Include under the cheekbone

~Apply BLUSH to apples of the cheeks. BLEND into bronzer with circular motions with a big, clean powder brush

~Apply MASCARA to both sides of top lashes and to bottom, if desired.  Two coats are great as long as you wait a minute between coats. Brush out any clumps with a dry mascara wand or lash brush

~Apply COLOR LIPGLOSS in matte or shiny

The emphasis in this look is bright skin. If you want extra beautiful, you can add on from here…especially if it’s date night.

Good luck and remember to send me your questions.

Rebecca Schembri…Your Personal Stylist

schembrisima@gmail.com /775.338.9241

Fashion Trends

5 Sep

Fall’s beauty trends are giving us natural appeal and a continuation of 2013’s taste for simplicity versus Old Hollywood.

Similar to the beauty chasm between the rich and poor in last year’s The Hunger Games, fashion this season is a teeter totter of extremes. Look for braids (still), ponytails, buns, short bangs and even texturized BOWL CUTS, offset by glam looks from fifty years ago.


Bowl-Cut and Mullet-Inspired Short Hair

Expect to see a lot of stark, middle parts and soft, touchable hair. This hippie-inspired mentality began last spring and reflects free will and community, or the coming of a new age.

Side parts, for those that do not participate, are also very extreme.


Cool Gold Hair with Middle Part

For glamorous looks we can enjoy sixties Hollywood glamour and some GOLDEN hair color. Not into warm golds? Try new ICY GOLDS which complement cool skin tones. Think Marilyn and Motown for hairstyles.

Vintage_Hollywood_ Glam

Vintage Hollywood Glam

Clothing has another round of  modernistic, flowy looks and lots of uptown texture like wool blends and tight, Old-Europe-inspired patterns. Classic is IN! These styles are worn separately, so far.

Makeup looks are matte but sometimes shiny on the lips.  Adults are seeing a lot of red lips with natural makeup.


Red Lips and Natural Hair

Teenagers are still in love with Edward and are wearing a lot of vampy black eyeliner with red lips for their daytime look and they have brought back the mullet sans Joe Dirt.  Interesting!

What’s next for 2014? My guess is WWII military-inspired looks are going to keep climbing. Hippie trends will continue to shadow the mainstream and hair may be going short for an eighties reprise (long sigh). Take note at Beyonce, Rhianna, Anne Hathaway and, yes, Miley Cyrus.  Master magician Criss Angel has even cut HIS hair this year.  Are YOU ready?


Criss Angel’s New Look is Fresh, Classic and On-Trend for 2013

Enjoy being fashionable!

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