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Build your portfolio while in LA for the BET Awards June 14, 2011

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UFW Los Angeles PMD Shoot Out Party (During The BET Awards Weekend)

JUNE 24, 2011

UFW is looking for the hottest Photographers, Make up Artist, Models, Designers to participate in a Photo Shoot Out. If your talented in one of these area’s, please submit your pictures for consideration. The final contestant will be notified if selected. The Shoot out will be at private downtown loft location. Photographers will share pictures, designers/ make up artist will have new looks and models will increase their portfolio while they are in Los Angeles for the BET Awards Weekend. If your interested, please submit your photo’s immediately. Top participants will receive a free flight to Atlanta PMD Shoot Out Party in July, 2011. If interested in being a judge for this specialty event, please submit credential to : PMDSHOOTOUT@gmail.com.

After the PMD Shoot, a private party will take place on set. This event will be video taped for TV consideration. Please RSVP for this event :www.pmdshootoutparty.eventbrite.com

Submit pictures to: PMDSHOOTOUT@gmail.com

I have no relationship with this contest or the organization (Urban Fashion Industry) promoting the contest.


Personal Care Industry reach new heights

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Archtek Cool Mint Toothpaste Tablets

In continuation of last weeks bright, beautiful smile talk…we are headed to new heights in the cosmetics and personal care industry!  Let me know if you’ve tried this already (it’s been out since last year):

US-based Archtek has launched Toothpaste Tablets, in chewable form. Once chewed, the product turns to a similar consistency to toothpaste, allowing the teeth to be brushed as normal.

The Toothpaste Tablets are available on the company’s website and currently retail for $3.25, and can also be found nation-wide through the REI retail chain.


Bright Smile from Tom’s June 7, 2011

What is the first thing you notice about a person?  For me, it’s skin and then the smile.  I’m always drawn in by a beautiful smile and what helps best is to have a bright smile.  Not only straight teeth, but white teeth.  For years, i’ve been too scared to try whitening techniques.  I’ve heard horror stories first hand from cancer survivors, with claims to having been obsessed with teeth whitening using the laser light technique.   As a former researcher, I’ve read too many journal articals and research papers on the harmful chemicals (causing tooth decay and further staining and even leading to increased tartar build up) in teeth whitening toothpastes and products.  Just the other week, I noted to a friend of mine that her teeth were so white and pretty.  She confessed she’d been using the Crest at-home whitening strips.  I was very tempted because her teeth were so pretty.  I must admit, I probably would have tried it if I’d had the time to get to the store.  But finding out about this, I can continue to stick to my natural ways and try Tom’s: 

Natural oral care provider Tom’s of Maine has launched what is claimed to be the first ever clinically tested natural whitening toothpaste on the US market.

The maker claims that Natural Simply White Fluoride Toothpaste has been clinically proven to whiten teeth, even though the formulation does not include conventional whitening ingredients such as bleaching agents.

Conventional whitening toothpastes can contain a number of ingredients, including abrasives such as silica, which help to remove stains, or peroxides such as carbamide or hydrogen peroxide.

Tom of Maine says its new whitening toothpaste is based on three different types of naturally occurring silicas that combine to gently remove tartar and stains without causing any damage to the tooth enamel.

This product has mixed reviews, so we’ll just have to be the judge for ourselves.  To be totally honest, I’ve never been a big fan of Tom’s although my mom and sister are faithful users.  I just prefer a stronger, minty feel after brushing.  Hope to let you know my view soon.

Information excerpts from CosmeticsDesign.com


Pat McGrath Downsizes for Dolce & Gabbana June 2, 2011

Vogue cought up with make-up artist Pat McGrath who was in town to show the new season’s colours from Dolce &Gabbana.  Pat is legendary for among other things carrying oodles of make-up kit with her on the road.  She had downsized to a sparkling clean Dolce and Gabbana kit, each item complete with its own stick-on label, applied by one of her three assistants.  Pictured beneath Ms. McGrath is the highly covetable Dolce and Gabbana Animalier compact.

Taken from The Vogue Beauty Blog (May 31, 2011 entry)