Photo Blog: Spring has Sprung

Finally!! My favorite time of year. Spring is in full swing and the weather has been incredible! Here’s some photos to help you get excited for spring time! XOXO FOLLOW ME INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK / TWITTER ~MY PHOTOS~ ~NOT MY … Continue reading

Marble Thrills featuring Playboy Cybergirl Tawny Swain

Hey everyone! Today my new pictorial “Marble Thrills” went live at Playboy.com. Check out the pictorial below or click here XOXO FOLLOW ME INSTAGRAM / FACEBOOK / TWITTER

Artist Spotlight: E-Dub

So I’m starting a new set of posts this week, featuring artist that I take a personal interest in. I love all genres of music so expect all sorts of artist. If you’re interested in being featured email me at tawnyswain@gmail.com.

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Name: E-Dub

Bio: Born November 8, 1989, Eric White started living everyday. At a young age he started writing raps. Age 8 to be exact, when He made a remake to “Wanna Be A Baller” with “Wanna Be A Farmer”.

Any tips for up and coming performers? No matter what you’ve been through, you’re a star in the making

Founder/CEO: Mostly Paper Productions

Upcoming Projects:
We Are State Of Mind – April 12, 2014
On The Come Up Vol 3 – May 2014

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E-DUB FACEBOOK
MOSTLY PAPER PRODUCTIONS FACEBOOK
FAN PAGE

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Photoshoot with Jose Luis

This past week I was in Dallas shooting with the amazing Jose Luis. We shot for 2 days and shot 7 different looks. It was a great time and I'm planning another trip very soon.   Xoxo       … Continue reading

Model Tawny Swain in “Be My Boy”

This past week I was in Dallas to shoot with the amazing Jose Luis. We shot a bunch of different looks and got some really great film footage. Check out our short film “Be My Boy” and if you like it, share it!

Model: Tawny Swain
Credit: Jose Luis
Location: Studio 310
Make-up: Kay Castro
Song: Be My Boy by Handsome Boy Modeling School

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Be My Boy (Model: Tawny Swain) from Jose Luis on Vimeo.

The Do’s and Don’t of Beauty

Below are the best natural beauty habits that you should keep, and why – plus, the ones you should probably stop, asap. Let us begin!

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Keep doing this: Applying your skincare products from forehead all the way to the chest. Seriously! This is not a fun habit for people who are skimpy with products, but it’s essential because really, the neck and chest get zero love in common skincare routines. We don’t moisturize there, or apply antiaging products there, but it gets a lot of sun exposure, and it’s an area that starts showing signs of aging around the same time as the face. Instead of using just 1 pump of product (moisturizers and any treatment products, like serums) to cover your face, do 2 pumps and massage the product all the way down to your upper chest. You’ll be glad you did!

Drop this one: Going to sleep in your makeup. Even just once or twice a week. When we sleep, the entire body goes into maintenance and renewal mode, and the skin does too. Sleeping with makeup on interferes with the skin’s natural regenerating processes, and can clog pores. Makeup-removal wipes are okay, but because there’s no rinse involved, they usually leave some kind of residue on the skin’s surface. It’s best to head to the sink and do a full wash – Refreshing Cleanser is a 2-in-1 cleanser and makeup remover, while preserving hydration for a healthy glow.

Keep doing this: Applying your Body Oil (or natural body lotion) immediately after stepping out of the shower, while the skin is still warm and slightly damp. Doing this ensures that the water that’s still on the surface of your skin gets brought into your skin as your body oil is absorbed, to ensure that your skin stays hydrated for longer. Revitalizing Body Oil is perfect for this because it’s a super low-molecular-weight, so it sinks right in with no greasy finish.

Drop this one: Drinking 3+ cups of coffee a day. It’s brutal to admit, but coffee isn’t very good for the skin, because caffeine is very dehydrating. If you’re frustrated with the performance of your daily moisturizers, it’s key to think about what you’re doing each day that could actually be drying the skin from the inside out (like drinking lots of coffee, or smoking, or forgetting to drink water).

Keep doing this: Wearing SPF every day. It may seem like a pain to do that extra step in your skincare routine each day, but it’s important because UVA rays are the ones that contribute mostly to wrinkles and the skin’s degradation (photoaging), and they can reach our skin through clouds, fog and glass. So load up!

Drop this one: Getting frequent intense chemical peels. While they leave your skin glossy and glowing and looking pretty much perfect, they are very intense treatments and, when used often (like once a month), can actually contribute to aging because they are stripping to the skin’s strength and structure. Anti-aging is all about reinforcing the skin’s youthful structure and collagen matrix; intense treatments can compromise that structure and weaken the skin in the long-term. Stick to getting a peel treatment every few months at the most, and look for more gentle natural treatments that offer similar results (like Resurfacing Mask, a gentle beta hydroxy treatment for instant glow).

What are your skincare-habit resolutions this year? Any you think everyone should hang on to, or let go of?