Thursday, March 31, 2011

Top 5 Most Popular Posts in March

I can't believe that April 1st is right around the corner. Spring is already here. I was just getting adjusted to those early, dark nights and the long, dark and cold mornings.

This past month has been an exciting month for me. Half-way through the month, I retired from my eight-year reign of working as a bartender. I am now working in the beauty industry full-time as a Beauty Advisor. I've been spending my free time updating my blog on a regular basis. My Life as an Esthetician is now located at it's very own domain name. The blog also has it's own Facebook page. I finally have time to do the things that I love like research topics, write and publish posts, take pictures and attend special beauty events.

Here is a look back at My Life as an Esthetician's top five most popular posts of March 2011: 

#5: Awesome Tool: MAC Foundation Finder

This post was written and posted back in January, right in the midst of me trying to find a new foundation. Being a long time MAC fan, I went on their website to see what my beauty heroes and heroines had to say about foundation. The helpful video guide I found on the MAC website takes the mystery out of foundations by breaking down step-by-step on how to find the right MAC foundation for you. The interactive tool explains in detail all the different types of foundation coverage, finishes, shades and undertones.

#4: Makeup Look: Naked Palette

The infamous Urban Decay Naked Palette. I've never met a palette before with such a cult following. The Naked Palette is more popular than the homecoming queen in high school wish she could ever be. I love this palette because the twelve matte and shimmery eyeshadow colors create endless possibilities for a natural, neutral or smokey eye look, for either day or night. I despise this palette because its constantly out of stock. I receive several calls a day from clients asking when the palette will be back in stock. Clients then demand to know why there never seem to be enough quantities to go around.

#3: Beautiful, Clear Skin Starts With Clean Skin

It's a fact. You can't have clear skin without having clean skin. Washing your face twice a day, especially before going to bed is one of the most important (and cheapest) pieces of beauty advice an esthetician could give a client. Washing your face twice a day is important. Washing your face twice a day the right way is even more important. Yes, there is a right way to wash your face. I personally believe in and practice IDI's signature Double Cleanse.

#2: Benefit b.right! Radiant Skincare Event

I love Benefit. I love skin care. I love special events designed to bring local beauty/makeup/skincare bloggers together to mingle and check out new product that hasn't been released to the general public yet. This is a definite perk of being a beauty blogger! We are so lucky to have the Benefit corporate offices right here in San Francisco. I had an amazing opportunity to visit Benefit's uber cute corporate office back in February for the sneak peek preview party introducing Benefit's brand new skincare line. The products smell good, feel good and the packaging is adorable. Could you imagine getting to eat lunch everyday in that cute, pink break room. Swoon!

And the most popular post in March was....envelope please.......

#1: Put Your Spin on Skin with the International Dermal Institute

As many of you know, I am a huge fan of Dermalogica. I am an equally huge fan of IDI, Dermalogica's education center. I attended IDI's Guest Speaker Event (GSE) this month, which was called Put Your Spin on Skin, featuring Annet King, the Director of Global Education for Dermalogica and IDI. Annet's main focus for the evening was to discuss how skincare professionals are able to market themselves and do their own PR without needing to hire a fancy person or company to do it for them. I walked away from the event with a wealth of information and a ton of ideas. The evening also helped remind me why I became an esthetician in the first place.

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