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  • 10 Summer Fashion Tips 2014

    March 9, 2014No comments yet

    If you’ve been a fan of the ‘Co for a while, you’ve probably seen us kickin’ it with our girl Iliki. She’s the fashionista we bring in when there’s a serious need for some swanky style. Iliki is the owner and fashion stylist for Las Vegas styling company, Style Lush. When we needed some 1930’s threads for our #30daysgorgeous sesh, The Seance, Iliki dressed our models. When we needed her to outfit some male models, she had our back. We…


  • #30daysgorgeous: Blue Luck Bridal

    February 28, 2014No comments yet

    In the middle of our #30daysgorgeous project, we also had the massive bridal show that is Bridal Spectacular. Naturally, bridal shows at the start of the year are lavish productions, riding the wave of all the holiday engagements. (Here in the ‘biz, we know you husbands-to-be like to pop the question between Thanksgiving and Valentines day. There ya go, a little insider info for ya!) That means that between organizing, collaborating, and actually doing 30 shoots in 30 days, we…


  • The ‘Co Convo – Nighttime Skin Routine

    November 22, 2013No comments yet

    The ‘Co Convo: Nighttime Skin Routine Being a beauty professional puts a lot of pressure on us to look good… actually, great… ALL the time. The very first rule of being truly beautiful is great skin care. Night is an ideal time to really care for and pamper your skin. Once the makeup of the day is washed away, it’s time to give that tender face some lovin’ and rest. It’s not called beauty sleep for nothing! Here’s what a…


  • Monthly Beauty Subscription Services

    September 9, 2013No comments yet

    Monthly Beauty Subscription Services How many of you have a drawer of beauty “rejects”? You know, those items that you had to get because they take away wrinkles, smooth your skin, make you look like Heidi Klum? You get them home, try them out, they don’t live up to the hype and you have to tell them – “Your Out – Auf Weidersen!” I have that drawer. Whenever I can, I would raid the beauty counter to try and scour…


  • Beauty and Fashion Deals- Pretty Apps!

    September 4, 2013No comments yet

    Beauty and Fashion Deals – My obsession with Apps Do you want to save money on makeup or beauty supplies? Who doesn’t! What you might not realize is that all of these coupon apps that you see on the market can be used to save money on your favorite beauty supplies as well. Here are a couple of my favorite coupon apps that can also help you save money on your beauty needs: Snip Snap Did you ever walk into…


  • Beauty Budget- When to Save, When to Splurge

    June 1, 20132 comments

    In these lean and mean times, a girl still has gotta look good. It’s a good think that a few awesome products and pretty tricks separate the hotties from the…uh…homely. Don’t feel like your pay cut means a trip back to the dollar store. Here’s my top 6 Budget Beauty Tips! Splurge- shop smart with your shoes The general rule of thumb when it comes to purchases is that you want to invest the most in what is going to be…


  • Melting Makeup: Survival Guide to Las Vegas Summers

    April 14, 2013No comments yet

    Confession: I LIVE for Vegas Summers. Where out-of-towners liken our heat to sticking ones head in an oven, I live for soaring 100+ temps. And after spending nearly thirty years in the sweltering Vegas heat, I’ve learned a thing or two about keeping your makeup in place well past margarita-hour. The key to any water-resistant makeup is…wait for it… silicone. That’s right, silicone! And if not silicone, oil. Sounds strange, I get it, but hear me out. I know right now you’re…


  • Get Tanned, not Tanged! A guide to not-orange spray tans

    December 3, 20122 comments

    Jersey Shore has scarred us for life. That bronze, golden tan we once coveted now gives us nightmares about skin cancer (tanning beds) or Snookie reincarnations. Well, my dear pale girl, this is your guide to glowing goodness without fear! Really read this blog and commit it to memory. It’s not much, but what I’m about to tell you will give you a tan and keep you from getting Tanged. (You know, that orange powdered drink thingy.) Side Note- you know we…


  • What we’re Thankful for!

    November 24, 2012No comments yet

    It’s the season of thanks, the season of gratitude. Most makeup artists carry hundreds of products in their professional kit at any given time, but among the masses of cosmetics there are a few precious things we are especially grateful for! Here’s our list of can’t-do-without’s and gotta-have-its. Find some deals on Black Friday and you’ve got yourself a double dose of pretty! Two Faced Primed and Poreless This velvety, creamy, oh so smooth primer is a must have for…


  • A Pretty Penny… What’s the deal with makeup artist rates for weddings?

    October 5, 20122 comments

    A long long time ago in a blog far away, I wrote about this rather uncomfortable subject-makeup artist rates for weddings. That blog has since gone the way of the dodo bird when the new site launched, and for a while it was forgotten. Two recent incidents have prompted me to resurrect the subject and dust it off once more: the sudden crop of “weekend warrior” makeup artists undercutting legitimate companies giving women a false idea of the value of…


  • Claudio Riaz – Makeup Brush Maverick

    July 31, 2012No comments yet

    Amelia C & Co resident makeup artist and ultra-Riaz fan, Gina M, give’s you the details you’ve been craving on this luxury new  cosmetic and brush line, as well as her must-haves from his uber-svelte collection. Feeling generous, she also included some pro tricks on how to wield these sexy pieces once you own them. Meet the man behind the brushes, Claudio Riaz This 20 year beauty veteran grew up with a houseful of women- seven sisters! Fascinated at a…


  • Airbrush Makeup vs. Traditional: A Makeup Artists Perspective

    May 2, 201258 comments

    I wrote an article just like this about five years ago, at the height of my anti-airbrush parade. I stormed up and down these cyber alleyways loudly explaining why I just loathed this trendy makeup application, and let me tell you I had good reason! I had seen just so, so many terrible airbrush makeup applications, thing gone wrong, streaks and smears… I even had photographers who used our services because they hated having to retouch it. And then, in…