Dhalia Edwards Makeup Workshop

This past Saturday I held my first group makeup workshop and it was so much fun.  I loved answering all the questions everyone had and the hands on interaction. Topics we went over included: Eyebrow techniques, eyeshadow blending methods, how to create... the perfect liner, how to properly apply lashes, full face from (prepping/correcting the skin to a flawless finish) Highlight/Contouring to enhance your features, and lip application.

 My guests each received a special major goodie bag with products from Ardell Lashes, MAC Cosmetics, L.A. Girl Cosmetics, L'Oréal Paris.
 
A Big Thank you to all the participants for signing up, my assistant Melissa Roomsburg for being the model and Zoe from Andi & Zoe Photography for the photos. xo
 
Interested in joining the next workshop?  Follow us on Facebook for a future date announcement.
 
 
 








 

 

MAKEUP INDUSTRY - ARE YOU MY FIRST INTERN?

I'm a freelance makeup artist working in bridal, advertising, fashion, TV and with celebrities.   I’m looking for someone to assist for approximately 5-7 hours a week remotely and onsite. Hours may fluctuate depending on projects. 

PART-TIME ASSISTANT
Location:  Virginia Beach, VA
Date Posted: Sept 20, 2014
Category: Makeup Application assistant / social media


Description
Dhalia Edwards is growing and I need your help! I am looking for two Part-time interns.  If you think you are the right person for the job, please email me asap at dhaliaedwards@yahoo.com I would love to meet you!! Check out all the details of the job below.  And pass it on to anyone you think could be a good fit.


Responsibilities
* Online outreach and promotion using Facebook, IG
* Assist with large scale weekend bridal groups, fashion shows
* Inventory Maintenance

Requirements
* Must have some knowledge on makeup products & application 
* Comfortable using the following social media platforms; Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram.
* A self-starter who works well independently and confidently
* Very detail-oriented and has strong communication skills 
* Good time management, planning and problem solving skills 
* Must live in the Hampton Roads area

Start Date: Immediately.

CONTACT
Dhalia
Facebook: @dhaliaedwards
Instagram: @dhaliaedwards



MAC Pro Lip Palettes



The preferred way for Artists to stay on trend, organized into five compacts, each offering a shade-wave of six tones that streamlines your kit. Customize within the same shade family, or cross-pollinate between palettes. Available in Red, Orange, Pink, Plum and Brown.  So glad I added these to my kit, light weight and more storage room.
 Available HERE

Sleep Tight.

Last nights skincare products.

•MAC Volcanic Ash Exfoliator.
•Evian Natural Mineral Water spray to refresh & tone.
•AmorePacific Age Defense Cream. 
Flawless Skin! Goodnight.

Morning Skin-Care.

Thought I'd share Today's morning skincare products after a few request. Apply to your skin in this order.
•Fresh. Cleanser
•OLE Henriksen Truth Serum all over face and neck
•Shiseido SPF 40 face cream
•Chanel Hydra Beauty Gel Yeux under your eyes.
 Flawless-skin!

Orange Gelish





Had a little mani/pedi this weekend and I'm in love with this Gelish orange shellac shade.  What do you think about shellac nails?


Uban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencils




Scored these Urban Decay eyeliners from Sephora at 50% off.  Love them!

*Glide on color that stays put for the duration of your non-stop, on-the-go day! These cushiony, creamy eye pencils deliver powerful, vibrant color that slides on smooth and stays soft and creamy for blending (about 30 seconds), then dries to a long-lasting finish that won't budge. Line eyes with a hint of color or go for the full artistic, multi-hued effect. Truly inspired, these pencils go all day and all night. 



DevaCurl Hair




I've had a few request on doing a hair product post for my curly hair so here it is....

Have you heard of DevaCurl yet?  This is what I've been turned on to and using lately to define my curls/waves better and yield on the dryness and frizz.   AND I'M LOVING IT! :)

Keep on reading to see how I use each product shown above.  Please be sure to click on the links to get the full info on use and product ingredients. 



First I wash my hair with the No-Poo cleanser, Read HERE.


Second I condition my hair with the One Condition, Read HERE.



Then I apply the amazing Styling Cream which is how I was introduced to DevaCurl, with a sample.  Read HERE.  



Once a week I do an intense moisture treatment with the Heaven In Hair, I leave it in for an hour.  Read HERE


DevaCurl is formulated WITHOUT:
- Parabens
- Sulfates 
- Phthalates

I hope you clicked on the links and learned a little more from the creator of DevaCurl.  It truly has thought me how to better dress my curls.


A Little Bit of Ulta in YOUR Life!






So lets end this beautiful Father's Day Sunday with a GIVEAWAY! Thanks to Ulta one lucky person will win a $25 Ulta giftcard.  How? By just following the 2 steps below.


In order to be entered all you have to do is comment below by saying "Ulta" and be sure to Follow our blog & LIKE our facebook page. That's it! It's that Easy!


Winner will be chosen Friday June 28th. Good Luck!
AND THE WINNER IS.......... #1  MistyRose (Congratulations MistyRose please email me dahlia@me.com to claim your Ulta gift card)


FOLLOW our BLOG (right hand side of this page)




LIKE our FACEBOOK Page... "HERE"



Spring Treats Giveaway


So lets start this Easter weekend off right...With a GIVEAWAY that is! Featured below is what 1 lucky person will receive ==> A Carolina Herrera Note pad with matching pencil from the Target x Neiman Marcus collaboration, OPI Polish in "Gargantuan Green Grape" and a J.Crew 2013 Neon pocket datebook. How lovely are these Spring treats?!

In order to be entered all you have to do is comment on my facebook page HERE with "Spring Treat" and be sure to LIKE my facebook page. That's it! It's that Easy!

Winner will be chosen Friday April 12th. Good Lucky! Happy Easter.



OPI Polish Set - Giveaway


(click on image for a more detailed view)

(Take The Stage, A Qui Bit of Red, Crepes Suzi-Ette, Rising Star, Monsooner Or Later, Off With Her Red, Here Today...Aragon Tomorrow)


Excited to announce the giveaway for this March is a set of not 1, not 2 but SEVEN brand new OPI nail polishes.

If interested in winning these for FREE please just leave a comment below stating "OPI Polish" & be sure to follow MzFashionCloset on Facebook HERE (the giveaway will also be running there)

I'll be picking a winner randomly on Sunday March 10th.  Good Luck! ...and as always Thank You for reading my blog.

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AND the WINNER is #4 (Kimberly Gibbs) from Norfolk, Virginia. Congrats Kimberly!!! Please email me your address at dhalia@me.com so I may ship your polishes out. :)
A BIG BIG Thank you to EVERYONE who entered. I already have another giveaway lined up so as always Stay Tune! :)

Chic Sunday Brunch Birchbox


Gossip Girl Edition


A closer look...


Color Club | Nail Polish in Disco Nap: Gives nails a gilded look with this luxe metallic polish. Full size, $8


Dr. Jart + | Waterfuse BB Cream: Think of this four-in-one moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and skin-perfecting tint as the Swiss Army Knife of your beauty lineup. Full size, $32




Ojon | Volumizing Shampoo: Made with ultra nourishing Central American ojon oil, this weightless shampoo helps hair look and feel thicker. Full size, $22


Algenist | Complete Eye Renewal Balm: Dark circles don't stand a chance against this rich eye cream, which softens fine lines and deflates puffiness with a unique micro-algae compound. Full size, $65


I Spy Birchbox.



My first Birchbox.  I was excited to come home yesterday and see that my Birchbox had finally arrived.  After reviewing all of my goodies and I must admit in less then 24 hours I have tried every single product. haha.  At least 1-2 products are full size so you're already getting your $10 worth.  Oh, and these aren't cheap products we're talking about. 

So let's take a look....


Nice box inside of an already nice shipping box.


The Goods!


Revolution Organics | Freedom Glow Beauty Balm: This all natural pigment adds a healthy glow to your cheeks, lips, and lids. Use it for a gorgeous unified look. Full size, $36


OlÌe Biologique | Huile Moderne: This lightweight blend of 5 organic essential oils including argan, rosehip, and bergamot can be used on face, body and hair. Full size, $56

Atelier Cologne | Orange Sanguine: A juicy scent, pure blend of blood orange, jasmine, and sandalwood. Full size, $55-150


Befine | Skincare Sampler: Revive dull skin with this gentle cleanser and moisturizer duo. Both use rice extracts to restore skin's natural barrier. Full size, $24 each


Le Palais des Thés | Tea Bags: Sophisticated Parisian green tea blends. 20 bags, $12.50


Nothing like receiving a monthly gift for yourself.  So what do you think? Have you signed up yet with Birchbox?


BB Cream

What is BB Cream and why are Asian women and now everyone else crazy about it?

BB cream, also known as Blemish Balm, Blemish Base or Beblesh Balm, is a cosmetic item sold mainly in East and Southeast Asia. Originally formulated in Germany by Dr. med. Christine Schrammek in 1967 it was initially used by dermatologists to help laser surgery patients protect, soothe and refine highly sensitive skin while providing light coverage for post-laser scars, acne and other blemishes. Although BB cream was not specifically created for the Asian market, it provided a solution to a common skin problem for many Asians: impure skin. The cream eventually found its way into a broad mainstream market when Korean actresses recommended it publicly. BB creams come in a variety of different formulations and qualities mainly perceived as being anti-inflammatory, regenerative and having a soothing effect. Some are said to have skin whitening or brightening properties. Others are said to be anti-acne or anti-wrinkle, some are intended to even out skin tone, and yet others to lighten blemish scars. BB creams are sometimes used like a primer under foundation, and if tinted may supposedly replace foundation and some newer ones are advertised as having functions of primer, foundation, moisturizer, sun block, pore minimization and skin refining together, making them an economic skin care solution.

Brands on the market aside others include BRTC - Bio Remedies Therapeutic Cosmetic, Dr. Jart, Lioele, Skin Food,Etude, The Face Shop, Missha and SKIN79.
In recent years BB cream has gained a noticeable following for its skin-regenerating functions and is now also widely used in Asia to supposedly provide natural-looking skin coverage. It has been named "the secret of Korean actresses", which gained it large exposure in Asian markets and now working it’s way to the US markets. (via Wikipedia)


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I want to thank my friend Damaries for introducing me to the Missha BB brand. I'm loving it and so are my clients. I used it this past weekend for a bridal consultation and she along with her overseeing family said how much her skin looked porcelain like and beautiful. Here are some Missha products I've purchased and recommend you do the same if you want that flawless look.




  • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream #31 SPF 42
  • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream #27 SPF 42
  • Missha M Perfect Cover BB Cream #23 SPF 42
  • Missha M Signature Real Complete BB Cream #23 SPF 25
  • Missha M BB Boomer (Primer)
  • Missha M Shiny BB Cream SPF 27


For more information about BB creams read this article on Style.com