Thursday, June 19, 2014

7 Reasons To Try Teal Hair

I'm blue bee-dat-ooh-deee-dat-do-dow...
No blue in mood, but blue in the hair. And not in the little ol' lady blue hair either! ha ha ha

So here's 5 reasons why I died my hair blue:

1. When my hair is short and dark it just look more manly, I think.
2. I missed my pink hair, but have to bleach it way too light so the pink shows up.
3. One of my fav colors in turquoise, and this is sorta' close as teal.
4. My mom actually agreed that I needed a fun color, and helped me pick the teal. I love my mamma.
5. I've realized I actually like this color with my skin tone! ha ha ha
6. And more people seem to interact with you and say they like your hair color when it's a fun color. People everyday stop and say they like my hair color, which never happens when it's just brown. ha ha I've had a lot more fun conversations started all because of my hair!
7. The teal actually look really good with my skin tone and makes it look more golden!

You can see it's "bright" teal-ness, in this pick of me, when I ran into Amber Rose in the Nashville airport. We are both good friends with Priscilla Ono, who does her make-up!

And in the more darkly lit areas, it looks more dark teal like this!

Life is too short to just have one hair color! ha ha ha

Who knows how long I'll keep this, blue is a hard color to keep in the hair! But hope it's a fun visual change!

PS. I will be teaching 2 make-up classes this weekend at the International Beauty Show in Las Vegas this weekend, a High Definition Make-Up Class on Saturday and a Bridal Make-Up Class on Sunday, click here to find my classes and sign up, if you are going! Can't wait to hug you!

Teal hugs, your homie Kandee

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Friday, June 13, 2014

Today is Friday the 13th and A Reason To Celebrate

This is my dad, a very little Ellie and yours truly... just 6 months before my dad went to his new and glorious home in Heaven...

2 years ago today was the hardest day of my life. It was a day that felt like a wild tornado of pain, shock, grieving, mourning, and emotions that can't even be described with words. On this day two years ago, I had texted my dad and was heading home to the airport, where my dad was going to pick us up. But on my way to the airport, I got a call, that my dad had been in an accident and had been "promoted" to his new heavenly home.

I think of my dad every single day, waves of sadness and missing my dad, overwhelm me sometimes, but that's part of missing someone with our little earthly hearts. My dad would say: "No, don't you be sad! If you knew how awesome Heaven was, you wouldn't be sad! I want you to be happy and enjoy every day to the fullest while you're still on Earth! Go make me proud! Show this world what you got! Share love with everyone around you, everywhere you go! And make today better than yesterday!"

Today is not a day to be sad, or wallow in sadness or a day to force myself to imagine the pain that I went through or relive any of the moments or emotions from that day. Today and any day that marks the day you've lost a loves one, is a day to celebrate them, their life and the love you have in your heart! It's a day to remind you, to live bigger, better, bolder in their honor! Don't live small when you need to live extra large, in honor of that loved one. Let your heart shine more love, let your smile be bigger, all in their memory, and to shine more of all the sparkle, that they've left in your heart!

I watched videos of my dad, and re-read a bunch of texts my dad sent me this week. My heart was filled with love and I took in every bit of my dad's words. And even though my dad may not be on Earth anymore, all his memories are alive in my heart. Whenever I get sad and wish I could call my dad, I know his words stored in my heart so well, that I can just imagine everything he'd tell me.

Today I can't promise I won't cry, I might even cry while I'm smiling! Crying is good and heals your heart. My grandma said, "tears water the rainbows of healing to come out over your heart." So let the healing tears fall, let the rainbows of joy come out over your heart.

We can cry, but we don't need to wallow in the sadness. Don't let the death of them, be the death of your joy. Anyone we've lost would want us to, pick ourselves up, lie with some extra spunk, extra love, extra boldness all while we carry a banner of love and remembrance of them over our heart!

I know my dad is waiting for me in Heaven, that I have the wonderful hope that I will see him again, for eternity in heaven, which is far longer that this short little life, here on Earth filled with problems.

And if any of you are hurting and grieving with the pain of losing someone, I pray that God wraps you up in His heavenly comfort, like a big cozy blanket and that hope and joy start to fill your heart back up again. And that you choose, you decide in your mind, right this moment, that you will NOT live a life of unending agony, wallowing in the pain, but that you will choose too live a life that would make your loved one proud of your strength but mostly your joy!

Losing a loved one doesn't mean you need to become bitter, it means you know how more understanding of that pain and you know can comfort others that have gone through the same thing, and that that you are going to make this life better, in someone's honor!

My dad used to say: Make today better than yesterday.

And today, I will make it better than yesterday and I will keep doing that until the day I see my dad in heaven again too!

Huge hugs and so much love, your friend that knows the heartache of loss, but has decided to make my life "a gain" of joy and love, in memory of my dad. And thank you, Jesus (whether you believe in him or not, this is just what my heart believes) for being the sacrifice, so that this life isn't all we have, your friend Kandee

Let's live big, bold, better and with more fun and happiness today. I'm gonna make today as great as I can, for you dad!

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

Eyebrows! Eyebrows! Eyebrows! How I Do My Eyebrows!

This has been the much requested, long awaited video on how I do my eyebrows! Ask, and you shall receive, even if it takes me a couple years! hee hee

Eyebrows from the face, the darker the eyebrow the younger you look (mine will be black soon, ha ha ha) and defined brows can slenderize the face and soften sharp features or bring a more angular look to a more "round" face, like mine.

Here's how to get waterproof, sweatproof and smudgeproof brows. Whether you just want perfectly defined brows, and are heading to school, the beach or anywhere your brows won't leave you high and dry.

*This is also great for anyone who suffers from alopecia, or is going through chemotherapy or any type of hair loss, OR that may have any eyebrow loss to due to over-tweezing, scarring or thinning brows.
 Some come watch me give you some tips for filling in the perfect brows:

*No matter what you hair color, your brows can be 1-2 shades darker than your natural hair color.
*If you want to look older, lighten your brows, to look younger go for a darker brow.
*Even if your hair is black, it will soften up your face to go with a dark brown brow.
*For the blondes, usually blondes need to define the brows the most, go with a taupe or dark blonde color.
*Red beds can use an auburn shade or even a light brown.
*Practice makes perfect, just keep trying until you get your perfect shape down! It's only make-up, you can always just wipe it off and try again!


You need to make sure you have a good, stiff, angled brush of synthetic fibers, like Taklon. Animal hair bristles are too fluffy and will not give you a precise line. Plus, you always want to use a synthetic bristle brush when you using any gels or creams.
*You can also get a good synthetic "eyebrow brush" at the craft or art supply store in the painting section.

BROW BRUSH: I use the Synthetic Brow Duo Brush from Anastasia of Beverly Hills in #12.

Anastasia of Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade (it will take your brow game to new levels) in Chocolate, but in comes in every shade from  blonde, auburn, chocolate, dark brown and ebony.
* I love this because you get a more precise application, and it won't come off since it's waterproof.

I also love the Tarte Wateproof Amazonian Clay Brow Mousse.

And if you have fun colorful hair, you can use the Inglot Colored Cream Eyeliners in turquoise, pink, green, blue, every color!

And back in the day before they had all these awesome eyebrow products, I used to just use the MAC paint pot in Quite Natural!

May that help you keep your brow game strong! Your brow-pal, Kandee

Because brows do make a difference:

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Who's excited about the Kelly Osbourne MAC Collection?!?

(above: blush in Cheeky Bugger, lipstick on left: Strip Poker lipstick on right: Riot House, black eye pencil in Smolder, an oldie but goodie, and a jumbo penultimate liner in rapid black)

Who is so excited for the Kelly Osbourne + MAC Collaboration?!?
Not only do I love the lavender packaging and pretty much every single color in this collection:

The Kelly Osbourne MAC Collection will be out JUNE 12th - July 10th.

 This blush is just a beautiful mix of peachy and pink.

And you know I'm a sucker for a nude lip! And you can add a pop of peach with the Riot House shade on the right, to add to your soon-to-be, summer glow!

And the packaging....again, you hand me something baby pink or lavender and I'm in love!

Who else is excited?!?!?!?

If you missed it, come check out my newest the crazy before and after with this new lip plumping device:

QUOTE OF THE DAY (if you missed it on my Facebook):
Don't worry about someone looking like they're living in the fast lane of life, with success, parties, money and fancy things.....some people r going no where fast & others are going SOMEWHERE slowly.

Huge huge hugs, your virtual bestie, Kandee


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

How and What You Need To Look Like Angelina Jolie as Maleficent:

Now I am not Angelina Jolie, but I did my best to show you how to look like Angelina Jolie as Disney's Maleficent. So here's how to do it and what you need and a little info on her look:

1. It was Angelina Jolie's idea to have the Lady Gaga like Cheekbones.
2. Rick Baker created multiple sets of prosthetic cheekbones until the decided on the perfect pair.
3. Angelina Jolie, came up with the design for her colored contacts and was very involved in designing Maleficent's look.
4. Angelina's personal make-up artist, Toni G, did her make-up and applied her prosthetic cheekbones and nose piece everyday.
5. They wanted Maleficent to look beautiful and unlike the "greener" version of Maleficent in Sleeping Beauty.

Here's the I made for How To Do Maleficent Costume Makeup and below I'll list everything I used for the look and how I got the costume:

What I used for Maleficent's make-up:
FOUNDATION: Pale Ivory Foundation (I used Givenchy Photo Perfexion)
POWDER: any translucent powder
CONTOUR POWDER: Taupe Eyeshadow from MAC (I also used a dark taupe grey from my Ben Nye Essentials palette to add depth to cheekbones at the end)

Cream Eye Color: MAC Paint Pot Soft Ochre
White eyeliner for the waterline: OCC Feathered Eyeliner
MAC Eyeshadow colors in: Brun (dark blackish-brown), Concrete (taupe brown), Vex (light pearl with green-grey hue), Ground Brown (dark reddish brown), Goldmine (gold shimmer), Brule (soft Ivory) and I used some grey-brown and black from myP: BEN NYE ESSENTIAL PALETTE
BLACK EYELINER: I used Smolder from MAC applied with an angled brush
MASCARA: any dark black mascara
FALSE LASHES: I used two pairs- Urban Decay lashes in LURE and Flutterlashes in 

MALEFICENT CONTACTS: I ordered the Maleficent Contacts from Exotic Lenses.
I'm not good with contacts and it took us at least 45 minutes to get one contact in my eye! ha ha ha

BROWS: Dark brown eyebrow gel: Anastasia of Beverly Hills in Ebony

LIPS: Cherry Lipliner from MAC with Urban Decay Super Saturated High Gloss Lipcolor in F-Bomb to replicate the slight-gloss, red that Toni G searched hard to get, that not matte, but not glossy lip color.
*And the MAC RED lipstick is almost an exact dupe from the Red from the Maleficent Collection.

MALEFICENT NAILS: I got acrylic nails put on to look like Angelina's nails in Maleficent, they are much pointier and longer than I'd normally wear, and I used a nude color from Essie, which name I can't remember...ugh:

Plastic Maleficent Horns which looked like a party favor hat: stuffed with foam and then duct taped to be 3-dimensional, then wrapped with satin strips on a head form, and glued onto plastic:

MALEFICENT COSTUME: I actually had my friend Vanessa Gonzales, who's an amazing costume designer, make the Maleficent collar, cape and brooch. She had to hunt for wire at Home Depot to make the flared Maleficent cape.

MALEFICENT COLLAR: just a piece of black fabric folded and safety-pinned in the back.

I hope you guys liked this and liked learning some extra info on the video! I love you all...
and if you missed it, come watch my new Audrey Hepburn tutorial and let me know if you want me to do a post about all the things I used to create this video too:

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