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Hopping Into Spring 2017 ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŒธ

     Happy Spring Time! April showers, May flowers people! Spring is finally here. I survived my first winter in a couple years and boy am I so glad that is over. Now back to what I relate to, amazing weather. With new weather comes a new wardrobe right? Exactly. With new weather also should come a cosmetic wardrobe revamp! Tuck the heavy smokey eye back in the closet until fall, Spring/ Summer 2017 is all about an effortless glow and “no makeup makeup.”  

   Yesterday, I got the opportunity to attend Spring Cosmetic Training 2017 for the North Eastern Region. Holy cow it was amazing! Anastasia Beverly Hills, Smashbox, Urban Decay, & Bare Minerals were apart of this springs training focus and I couldn’t be more excited to share with you both some new goodies from all the brands as well as some old favorites that will play into the seasons “no makeup makeup” look! 

  I recently worked on the set of a shoot for a boutique store launch (Dear Diary Pittsburgh,PA)  set to open this weekend in Pittsburgh, PA Southside area. For this particular scene we used some of the newly released products to create a look of minimal makeup with a radiant glow. Dear Diary is set to have their soft opening this Saturday (April 15th doors opening @ 12:00 PM. IG Details:@shop.dear.diary @shann_danielle_mua

   Below are just a few of the items I was given to review in the next coming weeks. I can’t wait to share with you guys what I fall in love with, and what becomes a staple in my daily makeup routine this spring ๐ŸŒธ

  

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Urban Decay Week๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’•

    This week at Urban Decay (Pittsburgh) it is Urban Decay week! A full week of festivities celebrating cosmetics #1 selling L’Orรฉal brand.(For those of you who don’t know, L’Orรฉal owns Urban Decay as well as some of your other favorites.) Before & After using all Urban Decay product. 2/6/2017.

   We kicked the week off with a denim down day, leather and lace, and think pink day. All while the focus of sales being to push all Urban Decay products with every single sale! 

   Today was a fun day! We did some face sheets. Face sheets are not only fun for makeup artist, but they great practice on days when we aren’t booked back to back appointments. They also serve as an example to guest, giving them inspiration for looks they wish to create. 

   Pittsburgh, PA : This Saturday, February 11th come out to Urban Decay South Hills Village. My team and I will be doing makeovers and giving you first looks at all new Urban Decay products!! 

** Book an appointment with me @ shannwhitlock@gmail.com 

 

Don’t be TARTE-y for The Party๐ŸŽจ

     Favorite palette 10 days into 2017… Tarte’s Tarteist Pro Amazonian Clay Palette. Tarteist Pro consist of not five, not ten, but TWENTY, yes 20 highly pigmented shades, 4 of which are shimmers, and 16 mattes. With so many colors to chose from, this palette can easily be your answer to creating everyday looks as well as special occasion glam. 

     I was given the pleasure of putting the Tarteist Pro to work on one of my beautiful clients. Paired with a nude lip, Tarte’s “Little Black Dress” lashes, and a great glo from Tarte’s Tarteist Pro Glow (which deserves its own feature), I was able to achieve her requested look. A gold shimmering lid with a smoky outer corner. 

   Create endless beauty with Tarteist Pro palette! I promise you will not be disappointed. โ€‹โ€‹โ€‹Tarteist Pro retails for $53.00 and can be purchased at Impulse Beauty inside Macys!  

*If you’re in the Pittsburgh, PA area book an appointment with me @ Impulse Beauty South Hills Village!   Email Me:shannwhitlock@gmail.com


    Curls For All The Girls ๐ŸŒ€๐ŸŒ€

    We’re about a month out from warm weather here in Southern California and it could not be more exciting! Summer clothing, summer bodies and a summer glow to accentuate our summer curls!  
      It’s all about curls right now whether they’re natural or wand made. Curls are timeless, beautiful and quick. 5 minutes and you’re ready to go to beach bunch with your girlfriends! How do I create curls? With my favorite new wand of course!  
       Working at a cosmetics store can be hazardous to the pockets, but the Remington Pearl ceramic wand is amazing and did not break the bank. Retailing for $30.00USD at Ulta Beauty stores and online at http://www.ulta.com this wand is everything! It comes in 2 sizes as well, so those of you with long hair you are not left out! 

      Everyone needs a style change from time to time and adding some curls is the perfect way to switch it up. With the Remington Pearl you can do just that! It’s cone shape gives dimension to meet your style needs, the controls are digital, and the wand reaches a very steamy 410 degrees. This is the perfect purchase! You will look extra hot this spring/summer thanks to your Remington Pearl wand! Bring on the warmer weather! ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒŠ

    -Shannon Whitlock.

    Spooky Claws ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿพ

    With Halloween almost a week away it’s time to get yourself a dark, mysterious nail color.

     You can never go wrong with a classic black. Nothing says “BOO!” like a dark shiny set of black nails. Put a little spin on them and make them matte black. Now not only are you ready for Halloween but you’re also incredibly fashionable.  

     

     Matte Black square nails. Courtesy of La’Mour Nails & Spa. San Diego,CA.


      For ideas of great nail art during the holiday season I follow Instagram page @sensationails4u. They have the dopest nail art photographs and tutorials. Pictured below are just a few of my favorites from their page! Go follow @sensationails4u and even take a photo of theirs to your nail tech for some awesome nailspiration!  Your Halloween won’t be complete without a great costume and a set of spooky claws! 

     www.instagram.com/@sensationails4u 

    Written By: Shannon Whitlock 

    Instagram: @shann_danielle_xo

    A Few Of My Fav Things: Mascara ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’„

    With HUNDREDS of mascaras to choose from how is a girl to decide! No worries because you don’t have to! Just give them all a try. So today, the “Few Of My Fav Things” feature goes to Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara. 

     
      Too Faced Better Than Sex is arguably one of the best mascaras on the market. The hourglass shaped wand makes it easy to get in between lashes fully saturating each and every hair. This lightweight formula is easy to use, goes on smoothly and is clump free. For all of my false lash lovers this is the perfect mascara to use when you need a little lash break. You’d be surprised how full and voluminous those lashes will look without the falsies! 

      
    Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara is an easy find. Get your hands on it at any Ulta Beauty and Sephora. Retail $23.00USD . I promise this mascara will deliver and is worth every penny.  

    Before & After. Using Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara.