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About a year ago I began to use Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser. I noticed a dramatic change in my skin. I have normal to oily skin and this cleanser was the best beauty choice I had made!

I use to use Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel obviously not for cleansing, but as a moisturizer. And, unfortunately this was not helping my skin. The lotion was smooth but, it would irritate my skin. The most important thing I noticed in my years of using various facial cleansers, and moisturizers is to pay attention  when applying any creams, powders, scrubs. When your skin begins to turn flush-red this may be a red-flag. Even if this occurs for a few seconds do not disregard this.

I immediately changed my moisturizer to  Kheils Daily Moisturizer. This product actually worked for my skin. I use a small pea-sized amount on my temple, cheeks, and chin. I give it a few seconds to dry before applying my foundation. Note whenever using beauty products not every product on the market will benefit you. Many beauty bloggers, magazine publications shout at the top of their posts for buying a particular product well because, they are most likely being sponsored by the product.

One thing I have taken away from being in public relations is don’t be quick to  trust any post or editorial credit. Beauty editors are fabulous individuals whom try tons of products before posting about them. Once again not all things will work best for everyone. Some of us have dry cuticle’s, whereas others have dry cheeks. The best thing you as a consumer can do is try..test out products before settling for something you love.

-Ani

@ The Beauty Artist

Success is flare boiling inside of us for the individual whom craves to feed this hungry beast the universe will reward you gracefully. I have noticed amongst my lovely community of Armenian women success comes in different shapes, sizes & packages. I am personally a fond member of the social-media realm, blogger universe, and internet geek amongst the many individuals whom are glued to their cell-phones, laptops & tablets. Constantly finding new knacks to play with, practice, compile I will try anything for the sake of trying it. Most recently I have observed the phenomenal trend of talent make-up artist with the uproar of Instagram popularity these fabulous young women have not only gained a tremendous amount of followers they are successfully taken this passion for the “arts” (yes I consider this an art) and successfully turned this into a career path.

Predominantly speaking in this case young Armenian women have blossomed their skills into business opportunities, partnerships with various beauty & skincare brands in addition to launching their own make-up academies, beauty /skincare lines, one-on-one seminars, not only are they creating a path for themselves. They are humbly schooling others about their passion for beauty; their techniques for the trade, in addition introducing a new industry we could not have fathomed could be a successful path for many of us whom grew up with Armenian families. As young children we were encouraged to yes, of course follow our dreams, go to college, get a decent job, do what makes us happy etc. As children many of us were encouraged to become doctors, lawyers, engineers, so to visualize a career path as a child was envisioned for us by parents before we found or developed our own passion[s].

Maybe it was our Mothers, aunts, or cousins whom we had the advantage of adorning as youthful children. I know in fact that many of my talents came from studying my Mother & her sisters as they would dress for parties and family gatherings. Countless skills I established were from the women in my family embedded in me from a young age. Yes, talent is a gift not all are born with yet, you can achieve anything you wish by simple practice. Anything you want to achieve takes time, patience and hours of practice even the perfect smokey eye can be accomplished or the ever so exciting contour of the the nose.

This is not to say these career paths were not fine visions for our future nevertheless with the infinitely growing numbers of occupations available in the 21st century. Our Armenian parents were “old-school” for them a successful career was a prestigious representation not only of the individual but, of the family whom raised this person. See we are an extension of our families we hold our family names with dignity and pride. I’ll save this for another blog post for now my intention is to show my appreciation to these talented women who are contributing to society with chic magnetism.

I speak for all of your followers in saying we applaud you, we thank you and we wish you continued success in all your endeavors. They have paved a new wave of careers for aspiring young girls & even boys.

Please take a moment and follow some of these incredibly brilliant females. I for one follow many of their social-media platforms please excuse me if I missed anyone. This post is not in particular for the Armenian female but, for the women in this trade overall.

Love,

Ani E.

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Social-Media is your image…

One thing I have noticed with individuals whom try to differentiate themselves with their brands is that this does not always work.  For example, when you are a jewelry designer you should definitely disengage your personal social media accounts with your professional. As much as you would like to share your personal photos, thoughts, experiences you need to separate the two so that you can contentedly cultivate your brand.

In some cases individuals are their own brand. In this case than as a social-media consumer we want to see more of you! For example, a talented makeup-artist as a consumer we constantly want to see what fascial products you are using, how you contour your cheeks, what particular hair styles you prefer, and even the brands you wear. For a social media consumer to constantly want to see what your brand is doing next it is essential that you provide them with the best quality photos, this includes maybe investing in a great camera.  Pictures do speak to us we are a culture of hungry photographers who want to share everything with our followers.

I highly recommend investing in a photo-light basically if you have a product you need to share with your followers a bright white table you can probably use something you have around the house/office. As long as your photos are clear & precise however, do not add any additional filters. No one is interested in the contrast changes; we just want to see the product clean as is. The best friend you can have in this case is a bright sunny day. You may add creative aspects with some fun flowers, or a Starbucks cup, add a cute pencil, or a hair-clip as long as your product is spotless & vibrant.

For those whom want to showcase models maybe at a financially appropriate price. Using a friend or colleague is the best way you can always offer them your services or gift them your product for their time spent. One important note I’d like to address is make sure they are comfortable with this project. Have them practice posing or just be natural. Sometimes models can look uncomfortable in images it is because they are! Make your model feel comfortable encourage them just to think of something pleasant or someone they admire.

Try & keep the postings to a minimum do not overdo it by spamming your followers feed with nonsense. Keep your political, religious, personal affiliations to your personal accounts. Do not forget that this is your trademark.

Most importantly connect your Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. We have become a mobile generation & everything is at our fingertip’s with a click of a button we can easily access a multitude of outlets. Happy posting!

 

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-Ani

 

The Armenian-Woman

With the over-flow of influential bloggers we have become absorbed in this world of social-media-celebrities. From our Myspace days to Twitter and Instagram our world has become sort of chaotic. Although, I am very thankful for some of these lovely individuals for their makeup-tutorials of how to do the perfect cat-eye, or how to contour my cheeks, to the very inspirational fashion tips, and lets not forget the DIY projects. I love social-media just as much as the next person.

What in the world did we do before the internet? The internet has assisted many of us in personal life, as well as our professional. Numerous individuals I know established careers thanks to the help of Instagram. As the saying goes “A picture is worth a thousands words” we can now showcase our talents or just narcissistically post photos of ourselves. With the assistance of telecommunications we are able to connect with individuals from all around the world. Assist in teaching someone a new talent from threading their eyebrows, to the perfect bow-tie, lets not forget the beautiful ombre cake!

I have tried abundant times to re-frame my blog for a fashion savvy setting however, every time I try something comes up. And, no its not because it was not the perfect lay-out however, it had a lot to do with my personal appearance. As you know I am Armenian, I have curves I have long-luscious-thick hair not to mention an irritable personality whom hates humidity. As a result as many times as I have tried to take photos like my favorite fashion bloggers I just wanted to rip off my clothes & jump into a pool. I truly admire their sense of style, I follow their tips on how to mix prints, colors, wear my boyfriend jeans nonetheless, I circle back to the this thought in my mind “I am Armenian and, honey this is not for you”.  My darling Aimee Song whom has impeccable taste, astonishing beauty, I truly admire because I cannot just dab on a little bit of lipstick and stand in front of a palm tree looking fabulous. Now, don’t misconstrue why I cannot. Its not that I wont its just that once more time “I am Armenian and, honey this is not for you”.

What do I mean? Now, if you were Armenian you may understand where I am coming from. I grew up with a younger brother I had no sisters. My Mother was very strict never let me wear makeup, nail polish, nor color my hair. I had my aunt Lucy whom I admired dearly Lucy was 19 when she came to live with us here in the states. I would watch Lucy put her makeup on, comb her hair, clandestinely go through her closet for the reason that, I wanted to dress like her. As years past and I became of age my Mother eventually allowed me to wear nail polish, use mascara, along with other beauty products. I eventually understood her choices & I respect her strict upbringing.

Now, when I say “I am Armenian and, honey this is not for you” what I am trying to articulate is that I really enjoy taking the time to apply my makeup, choose my outfits, curl my hair, furthermore that Armenian women unfortunately cannot get ready in 15 minutes. For us this is our run-way show, we need to have the utmost faultless attire, on point lighting, structured pose, in addition to the ideal makeup preference. It is a shame you cannot jump through the image and smell our choice of perfume. I truly admire the woman whom is effortless yet still looks phenomenal however, being an Armenian woman is fabulous in its own.

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