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Make Sure Your Curly Hair Is Treated With Kit Gloves. Don’t Touch Curls Until They Are COMPLETELY DRY! This Will Help To Eliminate Those Frizzy Ends.

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Nothing Screams LOOK At Me Then A Heavy Fringe!

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Beauty Stocking Stuffers



Stocking Stuffers

Beauty Stocking Stuffers

I admit it, as a makeup artist, I am obsessed with beauty products. I can’t go near a cosmetic counter without covering myself with powder, paint and potions.  In fact, I’ve never met a beauty product I didn’t like.

If you have beauty aficionados on your holiday gift list, my TOP FIVE beauty stocking stuffers will guarantee smiles on their faces.

David’s Top Five Beauty Stocking Stuffers

1) The latest and greatest hot topic in skincare is facial oils.  My favorite is Jurlique’s Skin Balancing Face Oil.  Blended with a mix of divinely aromatic organic daisy, rose and sweet violet oil, this non-greasy oil provides protection and moisture in harsh winter weather. Smooth on a light layer before bedtime or under makeup to nourish the skin.Beauty Stocking Stuffers

PRO TIP – In cold climates, I like to mix a few drops of facial oil into foundation to give my models a hydrating glow.

2) Another hot item on beauty shelves is facial mists – these refreshing sprays not only give an instant moisturizing pickup, they add vital antioxidants to the skin for cell turnover and revival. My top pick is Sulwhasoo Hydro-Aid Moisturizing Lifting Mist.  This herbal seaweed mist instantly supplies moisture to the skin and relives signs of stress and fatigue.  Fabulous!Beauty Stocking Stuffers

PRO TIP – Headed to an after work party and your foundation is a tad crusty? Give yourself a light mist of spray to refreshen makeup and add a glow.

3) Who doesn’t’ love a new body lotion?  For baby soft skin, try Bodycology Nourishing Body Cream.  Packed with Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Vitamins C and E, this yummy cream comes in 10 subtle scents – I mad for Wild Poppy and Blackberry Vanilla.  If you have a beauty addict that has everything, this is the perfect gift.Beauty Stocking Stuffer

PRO TIP – If your feet are extra dry, try coating them before bedtime with cream and slipping your tootsies into cotton socks.  In the morning, your feet will be as soft as a baby’s behind.

4) Lip gloss is always the perfect gift. If you have an organic gal on your list, try Aubrey Organics Natural Lips Sheer Tints. These moisturizing wanded lip glosses come in eightnatural shades – I love Sheer Pink – that are packed with rich emollients to keep your lips soft as well as sexy. 

 

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PRO TIP These amazing glosses can be blended onto the cheeks for a soft glow.

5) A fresh set of brushes can turn anyone into a makeup artist.  I adore the Esum Detailing 9-piece Brush set made specifically for eye makeup.  Draw winged eyeliner, smudge smokey eyes or blend highlighter; these brushes are designed just for the gal that loves eye makeup.   Bravo!

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PRO TIP – Always wash your brushes every 14 days with a mild shampoo and let air-dry.

For more tips, follow me on Twitter @davidmaderich and Instagram @davidmaderich

 

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“Happy Halloween, Love Ringlett”



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Happy Halloween, Love Ringlett

Dog Costumes

If the dog costume fits, where it!  Ringlett thought several costume changes would be the perfect way to get more treats.  Guess what? It worked.  Hope you have a spooky day!

Want your dog to wear costumes like Ringlett? Just click below

The Shark

The Turtle

The Elephant

The Devil

The Grape

The Headless Horseman

The Basketball Player

“True beauty isn’t about perfection.  By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves” Kristan Serafino



“Happy Father’s Day”



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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to the man who will hold my hand and my heart forever ❤ Happy Father’s Day Daddy!

Top 25 Reasons Why My Daddy is a Rock Star:

  1. He is just the greatest.
  2. He makes the best chocolate malts.
  3. He taught me the meaning “Work Hard”…and the satisfaction.
  4. He loves to golf.
  5. He never let the Monsters hiding under my bed and in the closet to get me.
  6. He let me eat candy when Mom said NO!
  7. He allowed me to grind the gears in his Porsche so he could teach me how to drive a stick shift car.
  8. He taught me the importance of good sportsmanship, whether winning or loosing.
  9. He loves Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.
  10. He is really handsome.
  11. He drove me to school everyday.
  12. He always thinks he’s funny…. I’ll just let that slide :)
  13. He sends me flowers every Valentine’s Day.
  14. He calls me every morning to say  “I Love You”.
  15. He thinks the “Three Stooges” are hysterical.
  16. He thinks the New York Yankees are the greatest baseball team ever to step on the field…every year!
  17. He wiped my tears when my heart was broken.
  18. He can clear a dance floor with his moves.
  19. He still holds a high school record in track & field.
  20. He laughs when I laugh.
  21. He is the life of any party.
  22. He thinks Jaclyn Smith is HOT!
  23. He calls his best friend his “Goomba”.
  24. He is a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Karate.
  25. He is my HERO!

I love you Daddy! Have the best Father’s Day ever!

 

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino


“Happy Birthday To My Dog Ringlett”



My Dog #Ringlett

Three monumental occasions fall on January 21st, 2013;

1) Martin Luther King Day

2) The Presidential Inaguration

3) The fifth birthday of my little girl Ringlett

All have profound meaning and worthy of celebration, but excuse me if I’m slightly partial to one in particular.

Happy Birthday Ringlett…and many many more!



“Happy Holidays”



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Happy Holidays from our Barbershop to yours! 

xo,

Kristan & #Ringlett

 

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino



“Last Minute Holiday Beauty Gifts By Celebrity Makeup Artist David Maderich”



Written by: David Maderich 

The holidays are fast approaching, and if you’re like me, you’ve been too busy sipping martinis at holiday parties to even think about gift giving. Well, dear readers, take a peek at my “Last Minute Holiday Beauty Gifts”.  I mean, what gal doesn’t love the gift of beauty?

I adore all-in-one makeup kits – and Pixi has one of the cutest kits this holiday season.  The Early Bird Morning Light kit  is packed with 3 blushes, 2 bronzers and 20 eye shadows. All the colors are designed to make you look wide-awake and ready to start the day or night.   This fabulous little kit also makes a divine stocking stuffer for gals-on-the-go.

Every glamour girl loves lip-gloss, so why not indulge her? I am in love with Mally Rancol’s new Mally Holiday Slimline Lip Gloss Library.  Packaged in a gilded gold gift box are 10 super shiny liquid lipsticks in every wearable color under the rainbow – from natural to pink to red to plum.   Buy one for every gal on your list.

Gel nails are all the rage, but they are not only expensive, but time consuming.   For the do-it-yourself gal on your beauty list, try Sally Hansen’s Salon Gel Polish Gel Manicure Starter Kit.  Each kit contains all you need for 10 perfect salon gel manicures with high gloss shine and zero chips for up to two weeks.  I tried these nails on a shoot and they are a breeze to apply.

Sexy smokey eyes make the perfect holiday gift.  Urban Decay’s 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Zero (black) is the first pencil that I’ve discovered that stays put on the inner rim (the water line).  And this stuff stays on forever – cry, make love or rumba until the cows come home and you will still look fabulous.  Try other colors like Lust (purple) or Flipside (teal) for 24-hour liner or blend it out for nonstop eye shadow.  I even use it for lipstick!  I swear, this stuff doesn’t move.

What beauty junkie isn’t  on the perpetual hunt for a good foundation? Well, look no more.  Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Foundation Stick is here.   This is definitely my new favorite foundation.  Not only does this miracle stick have amazing coverage that you can layer on for sheer to heavy coverage, but it also stays fresh all day with a soft dewy finish.  I swear, Tom Ford can even make foundation sexy!   Buy one for every girl on your list!

Sexy wavy hair is a gift every girl dreams about.  Make her hair dreams come to life by giving her the new John Frieda Definition & Curl Wavy Curls Iron.  This fabulous titanium ceramic-coated 1 to 1 ½ inch iron makes sassy loose waves that will make Santa swoon.  Just wrap the hair up the iron like a candy cane and your hair will be ready for holiday fun.

For the sassy lass or lad  that craves a holiday stocking stuffed with skincare, make them smile with Osmotics Cosmeceuticals.  I highty recommend the eye creams.  These tiny jars of hope will help erase the sags and bags of everyday living – and what fashionista doesn’t love that!  Try Blue Copper 5 Firming Eye Cream to firm and tighten the eye area or Renovage Cellular Eye Repair for serious mature skin with crow’s feet and sun damage.

Finally, for the person on your beauty list that has everything, I’ve found the perfect gift.  Everyone washes his or her hands, right?  And all that washing leaves the hands dry and cracked, right?  Well, say hello to Soap & Glory Cream and Soaper Duo  – hand soap and hand cream paired together in a nifty stainless steel caddy that will look genius on any counter.  Fabulous!

Now get out there and shop until you drop!

Want everyday Makeup Tips? Follow David on twitter @davidmaderich

 “True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino



“Holiday Beauty Blues 2013″



Written by: Kristan Serafino

Can someone please tell me where 2012 went?  It doesn’t seem possible the holidays are here.  What few days are left on the calendar after Halloween is a blur of feasts, travel, and shopping.  Along with the exhaustion of increased holiday activity, heightened expectations, and ever growing shopping lists can come a BIG case of the Holiday Blues.

SerafinoSays wants to do its part in counteracting this common anxiety by helping you cope with the Blues.  We suggest you embrace the Blues by recharging your batteries with this array of Blue retail therapy.  Oh go ahead….throw something in your stocking for yourself. :)

 Essie Snake It Up – $11.25 Laura Mercier – Sateen Eye Color – Haze – $22.00

Thierry Mugler Angel Etoile Star Eau de Parfum, 2.6 oz $190.00

Moroccanoil Luminous Hair Spray – $20.00 IsClinical Active Serum

Chanel Le Crayon Yeux _ $29.00

Sephora Atomizer $15.00

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino


“A Family Recipe For A Happy Thanksgiving”



Why is it that on one day out of the year we set aside to give thanks? For me…I want to give thanks to all of my readers for every day. Thank you for giving your time out of the day to read and comment on SerafinoSays. 

So as you gather around the table for Thanksgiving Day, I share with you a Serafino family classic recipe for my entire “blog family” to enjoy!

Amaretto Sweet Potatoes

6 sweet potatoes

1/4 cup of milk

3/4 cup of sugar

2 eggs

3/4 cup Amaretto Di Saronno

1 stick of butter

1/4 cup orange juice

Bag of Mini Marshmallows

Cook the potatoes. Peel skin and  put in bowl. Add melted butter and mash  with electric beater. Add all other ingredients and beat until creamy. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes. Remove from oven. Add Mini-Marshmallows. Return to oven for about 10 more minutes until marshmallows are golden.

Mmmmmmmm…Delicious!

Do you have a Family Recipe you want to share?  Email Kristan@SerafinoSays.com and we will post it on Thanksgiving morning!

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino

 



“Happy Halloween”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

This Halloween will not be your typical Halloween in New York City.  The 39th Annual Halloween Parade that stretches more than a mile in length along New York City’s Sixth Avenue has been cancelled for the first time in its history.  While this announcement leaves its 50,000 costumed participants, and 2 million spectators highly disappointed, it seems insignificant in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

SerafinoSays had decided to forgo our mascots annual costume contest.  We thought it may be insensitive and superficial to be dressing up our dog #Ringlett in her Halloween costume when millions of our fellow residents of New York & New Jersey are without power, or even worse, returning to their home only to find it has been destroyed.

Then we saw something to change our mind.  My sweetheart and I were walking around our neighborhood earlier today we saw kids fully dressed up for Halloween, complete with huge smiles (except for a couple zombies that were very scary) hoping to score a bag full of candy.  It was at that moment we realized the resilience of our City.  We have many, many family & friends without electric, but for a few short hours their full attention will shift to their children’s dreams and expectations of a fulfilling Halloween Holiday complete with trick or treating.

With that good spirit fresh on our mind, we rushed home to put on Ringlett’s Halloween costume with the hope of recreating a few of those smiles so freely shown by those kids walking down the street.  For those that are dealing with the tragedy of Hurricane Sandy, our hearts and prayers go out to you.  For those that are fortunate enough to enjoy the norm of Halloween, please be safe and eat lots of candy for all of us!

Happy Halloween!

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino



“Happy Columbus Day”



Written by: Kristan Serafino

Since Christopher Columbus wasn’t particularly a fashionista, so SerafinoSays decided to recognize this holiday by honoring his supporting ensemble.  The Santa Maria, Nina, and Pinta are the unheralded vessels that allowed Christopher Columbus to achieve his notoriety.  But while most Americans know their names, we know little more.

The Santa Maria, the flagship captained by Columbus himself, was the largest of the three at 115-feet long, and the Nina and Pinta were much smaller at approximately 50-feet long.  Together, the vessels carried 120 men, supplies, and light weapons for defense.  The celebrity of the three is the Santa Maria since it was captained by Columbus during his quest to find a quicker passage to Asia that eventually led to his discovering the Caribbean islands and the New World.  The Santa Maria never returned to Spain, but was run aground and completely destroyed in a storm on Christmas Day.

The Nina, formally christened the Santa Clara, was known to be the favorite of Columbus and logged more than 25,000 miles under his command.  Columbus eventually returned to Spain on the Nina.  Although not of popular as the Santa Maria, it was not without a few swashbuckling tales.  At one point it was captured while on a secret mission to Rome along with its crew.  The captain (not Columbus) and a few crew managed to escape, stole of small boat and rowed back to the Nina under the moonlight.  They managed to break free of the robes holding the ship at the dock and made sail safely returning to its home port.

The Pinta had a long life at sea, but it was far less storied.  The Pinta’s claim to fame is that it was lost and left for sunk after several violent storms, but always managed to eventually show up at its home port.

So let’s raise our glasses to cheer the unsung heroes that without them, Christopher Columbus would not be the discoverer of the New World.

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino

 



“Happy Birthday Mommy”



Written by Kristan Serafino

Is there any doubt what influenced my career choice?  None other than my Mommy.  We are celebrating her birthday tomorrow with a historical collage of birthday’s past.  Never let it be said that my Mommy let a trend go by without giving it a whirl.  From big hair, to even bigger hair, to a flip and a bob, Mommy is always stylish…of course I am slightly prejudice.

You can all celebrate my Mom’s special day by following her Pintrest Page.  It’s her latest obsession, but then do you blame her….Giggle!

“True beauty isn’t about perfection. By liberating people to realize this simple fact, we help them see the real beauty within themselves.” Kristan Serafino



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