Friday, May 1, 2015

The Kylie Jenner Challenge - DIY bigger lips with no surgery The SAFE way.

In the pursuit of celebrity enhanced beauty, teens everywhere have been following a trendy "challenge" by enhancing their lips in a natural, but painfully and potentially harmful way. This dare has become viral, so much so that it has it's own hashtag #KylieJennerChallenge, however it's leaving many with "Buyer's Remorse". Although there is a safer way to achieve this natural lip augmentation
 - read down the page for my recommendation because this trick really does work.



Kylie Jenner Then and Now
Even though the reality star claims she has never had plastic surgery one thing is for certain - she was not born with the lips we see her in today.

Kylie: 2009 WireImage vs 2015 Instagram photo

The now 17 year old Kylie Jenner has denied that she has had any plastic surgery and claims that she creates a fuller looking lip by over drawing with her lip liner -  as a model I know that over-lining will give the illusion of bigger lips, but not this much. Since Jenner herself has not laid claim to using this popular "challenge" technique we can only guess that injectable filler has been used to create her pout. Teens everywhere, in pursuit of the no surgery DIY Kylie lip are shocked with the very real results. The Challenge itself takes less than a minute but the effects can last up to a week and according to some dermatologists ... not without potential long term damage. Here's how it works.

1. Take a shot glass, or plastic cup (even a Pringles can)
2. Put on top of your mouth and suck in





A SAFER WAY:
As a beauty expert I talked about this phenomenon a couple of years ago for Arizona Midday on nbc affiliate KPNX, and featured a lip pump that can be used safely if you follow the directions which only allows for a few seconds of suction a day to create a prettier version the Kylie lip challenge.  Watch this video clip below to see more.




Get your Luscious Lip Pump {Here} $49.95


The Science Behind why this works
Swelling and Bruising happen because the suction created is actually breaking your blood vessels in the fragile tissue of your lips. The longer you suck the worse it is and if you have fair skin you will probably be even more sensitive.




50 Shades of Swollen 
Example after example are being captured by bloggers and in social media - these type of compilations going viral with million of views. Watch this:









Thursday, April 30, 2015

How to Make your Hair Extensions Last Longer.




There are 2 very important tips when it comes to taking care of your hair extensions that you probably haven't heard about, but I guarantee it is the best advice you will get if you want to make your temporary hair extensions to have a longer life! 


BRUSH BRUSH BRUSH
Just like a dentist tells you to brush your teeth after eating, so will a hair extension expert explain that brushing multiple times during the day is the number one way to make sure your extensions stay untangled, silky and shiny. What happens is that when you have a lot of hair fixed on your scalp in an extension design and you move your head side-to-side it can easily get tangled. Add to that your own natural fall of of your real hair and you can end up with a mess. This is why brushing often is so important for maintenance. Try to keep a small brush in your purse and take it out every time you use the ladies room to give a quick run through your locks. [Or if you really listen to your dentist brush your hair and your teeth together every time after eating.] If your extensions are tangly start at the bottom and work your way upward while brushing down. This one step alone will make your extensions last twice as long as they would otherwise. I personally love using the Wet Brush, and their mini "Squirt" version for this purpose.


DO NOT WASH 
I know it might seem gross, but washing your extension too much is one of the worst things you can do if you want them to last longer.  This the on of the most mis-understood hair care advice I can give you. Hair extensions, even though made with real human hair, will not receive any natural oils from your scalp and won't need to be washed frequently, especially if you are using clip ins or my personal favorite, Hidden Crown with an invisible wire halo-design. In fact, washing them too often will dry them out. Even if you are wearing them every day, you should be able to go a couple of months without washing. If you wear your hair curly one day and want it straight the next, it's better to flat iron - not to wash it. Or jUZzz it up with a spritz of water and let it air dry before styling. 




Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Enter the 2015 More Magazine Beauty Search : WOMEN with MORE Ambition, Beauty, Style and Passion!


To enter this year's 2015 contest click [HERE]


5 years ago I entered More Magazine's Beauty Search Contest and was chosen as the first ever Grand Prize Winner. It started just like this ... I saw the contest and decided to enter. What happened next? 

I flew to New York City and used the money I won to self publish my book Face This: Real Advice from Real Models and began writing this blog. Winning also launched me back into the modeling world full time at age 45 with campaigns for the Four Seasons, Cover Girl and Olay. I appeared on covers of magazines and co-hosted a morning show for ABC along with becoming a nationally known beauty expert. And it all started with this single entry to a beauty search for More Magazine in 2010. I encourage you to enter !






Monday, April 13, 2015

POSING LIKE A MODEL - HOW TO TAKE GREAT PICTURES FOR THE RED CARPET - PROM - WEDDINGS - INSTAGRAM or FACEBOOK


Shelley Goodstein & Dr Kevin Pounds
I've had my share of red carpet photo ops. Being a model certainly helps when it comes to knowing how to pose year after year. So I thought I'd share a few tricks I've learned for perfect red carpet moments.  Besides sucking it in and good posture, here's how to pull off a perfect pic!


The Classic.
This is your fail safe, go-to pose. Turn to an angle, one foot in front of the other - one leg bent and one hand on the hip! This might be the absolute, most photographed pose of ALL time. Definitely flattering for any "booty"!

Kim Kardashian - photo credit: Getty image


Cross your legs. 
Yes, imagine you are in need of a bathroom and VOILA you have the super slimming forward facing pose. 

Emily Ratajkowski - Photo credit : HuffingtonPost.com



Unladylike - Legs apart.
 JLow repeats this pose often and may be one of the few that can get away with it. Keep in mind this pose is only flattering from the right angle though HINT: Always know where the camera is. Your legs appear slimmer because of the space between. Point your front foot. 
Jennifer Lopez - Photo credit: Grammy.com

The BFF pose
Let's face it, life and photos are always better with your bestie by your side. Plus if you're the "smarter" friend, you'll cheat yourself a little behind to hide a little extra-whatever. This pose always works well as long as you both don't have the same "better" side!
Madison Reed and Victoria Justice - Photo credit : Wire Image 

Twice as nice. Double bent arms.

For this you need the perfect dress and the confidence of a warrior princess or Greek goddess! 
Taylor Swift from Grammys.com


Working the crowd - Air KISS pose


Adrianna Lim - photo credit: Wire image


Using a Prop - Polly Pocket Style

Katy Perry/Rosie Huntington Whitely - Photos: Hollywood Gossip




Avoid a seated pose - standing will always look more flattering ... unless of course you are half naked with this crew at a bonfire in Puerto Rico!
Photo credit: Victoria Secret 















Thursday, April 9, 2015

Hello Beautiful! 4 million views at A Model's Secrets blog by Shelley Goodstein

Book Launch - February 2011


Milestones ... these are the moments in life we pause and breathe in, cherish and remember.







My little blog, A Model's Secrets, hit 4 million views today, and for this I am extremely grateful. It reminds me of how far this journey has brought me.

I began my blog to help promote my book and to empower women to look their best using the tricks that models use and have access to. I had no idea that such a simple way of sharing secrets, could bring so many wonderful women and sisterhood to my life. 

My purpose is to help everyday women look and feel more beautiful, more confident because they too know the tricks that celebrities and models use to look their best. It's no secret that if you feel good about yourself inside, it will emanate outside.

Thank you for logging in, visiting and leaving your comments. For sharing and caring. 


XOXO
Shelley