Now that the rush of the holidays is over, I have been focusing on how we are going to improve Genie Beauty for you in 2017. What we do well and what we need to do better. I had two experiences this year with Christmas gift shopping (one at a popular home-wares store and the other at an online boutique) and was unpleasantly surprised with both.Read More
I love a bargain as well as the next girl; but putting my health at risk for discounted skincare or cosmetics is just not worth it. A lot of buzz has been created by a recent article on website refinery29 (http://www.refinery29.com/2015/08/92495/gray-market-beauty-industry-dangers-precautions) about “grey market” beauty products and it really hit home for us at Genie Beauty. Grey market products are people or companies who use another company’s logo and/or similar packaging with counterfeit product in them. This is illegal and can be dangerous. The issues of unauthorized distribution and outright counterfeit product has caused headaches for us for many years.Read More
I turn 50 today. It’s hard to believe that that much time has passed . . . it seems like yesterday I was fresh out of school and dreaming about what my future would hold! Today, my life today is so much more than I dreamed. And for that I am incredibly grateful. Over the next couple weeks I’ll be sharing my story and how Genie Beauty came to exist and become a multi-million dollar brand. But for today, let me share the four things I’ve learned that are important to me professionally but more importantly, personally.Read More
To say this winter has been crazy and atypical would be an understatement. California’s been hit with cold temps and rain . . . the east coast has been unseasonably warm and then hit with massive snow and the “in-between” states (I can say that because I’m from Texas) have had a little bit of everything in-between!Read More
1. Buy just one thing with Fringe just so you don't look like Rip Van Winkle. One of the top fashion trends this fall is fringe- whether you choose to have fringe on a handbag, on a bootie or a necklace; channel a little boho chic to give your look some Fall freshness. Here are some ideas of how to incorporate the look into your wardrobe. And please, just wear ONE fringe item at a time!Read More
I thought everyone might need a little boost to make it through to the end of summer. Here are Seven tips to help you keep your cool for the remainder of the summer . . .
1) Remember Sunscreen – I know this sounds obvious but I want to remind you because it is the number one reason why your skin wrinkles, becomes splotchy and discolored, and looks like a dried up sponge! This is one of my top “secrets” to having younger-looking skin – I wear SPF 50 underneath all my makeup. There is no such thing as a “safe” tan or a “little color”. When your skin changes color it is in response to damage.Read More
Marie Claire Magazine recently published an article about the 30 makeup tips you have probably never heard of before from Makeup Artists all over the world! I picked out a few I thought are interesting and want to share them with you.
"Add your favorite blush to the cheeks before you apply foundation for a glow that looks like it's coming from beneath the skin. A bright, warm pink at the apple is perfect for any complexion."—James Vincent, celebrity makeup artist and director of artistry for Ardency InnRead More