Sunday, October 31, 2010

Beauty Talk .... The Blog Talk Radio Show

Welcome to November!!!  Holiday season is upon us and schedules are definitely changing.  Speaking of schedule changes, Beauty Talk will move temporarily from Thursday nights to Mondays just during the month of November.  If you are not able to join us live, just check out the archived shows.  Beauty Talk will take place on November 1st, 8th, and 15th.  We WILL NOT have a show the week of Thanksgiving.  We will resume our normal Thursday night schedule on December 2, 2010.  Join us!!!

Tomorrow's guest is Marietta Carter-Narcisse.  We will discuss 'The Business of Makeup Artistry'

The call in number for the show is 914.803.4399.

Beauty Talk Recap - Australian Makeup Artist Rae Morris

Last week on Beauty Talk... The Blog Talk Radio Show, we had the pleasure of interviewing Rae Morris.  Rae Morris is a top makeup artist in Australia as well as the States.  Here is a list of some of Rae's 'Must Have' products.
Tweezers (no particular brand)
Lip gloss
Eyelash curler
Liquid luminizers
Take note, and pack your kits accordingly. :-)

For more info on Rae Morris, check out her website:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Beauty Talk & Susan G Komen For the Cure

 Help us in the fight against Breast Cancer.  Join Illusions Beauty as we raise money in honor of our Aunt Ann Jones who died of breast cancer in March 2002.   For every view of Episode 2 of Beauty Talk ...The Webseries during the month of Oct, we will donate $1 to Susan G Komen for The Cure.    Please watch and tell your friends.  Thanks You!
Yours In Beauty,

Denise & Janice

Hair Goodies

Its not that often that I have the time to review products anymore. But when I do, I always enjoy it.  The latest products that I reviewed were: 1) AMIKA Obliphica Oil (Sea Buckthorn Berry) Pure oil and 2) A SEDU Revolution Professional Nano Tourmaline Ionic Styling Iron.
I gave myself quite a bit of time to try these products, especially the oil.  I wanted to see how my hair would react to the oil in different temperatures and with different hairstyles.  I found the oil to be very light.  Only a drop was necessary to give my hair the moisture and the shine that it needed. And it smells LOVELY!

To top this review off, I not only used the Obliphica oil to give my hair moisture and shine, but also to protect it from heat from my straightening and styling irons.  The best styling iron on the market, in my opinion, is the Sedu Revolution Professional Nano Tourmaline Ionic Styling Iron.  It's simply AMAZING!!  This iron's temperature adjusts all the way to 450 degrees (too hot for most hair types,so be careful).  Because this iron gets really hot, its best that you use at a lower temperature.  If more than 400 degrees is needed consult your hairstylist. Styling with this iron can be really fun.  Because I have layers in my hair, I enjoy flipping it.  But its great for straight and curly looks as well.
During my recent visit to the hair salon, I asked my stylist to use the oil and iron on my hair.  She loved it so much, it was easy for me to convince her to try the temperature setting on 450.  She advised me not to use the iron at 450 at home, but she agreed that  my hair could handle it as long as she was styling it herself.  I fell in love with the results and all of the stylist in the salon fell in love with my iron.  They all wanted to know where they could get one.  I simply told them, "".

*Disclaimer: All products were received for free.  This review is solely for the purpose of expressing my views and personal opinions of the above listed products.  Purchase and use at your own risk.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Beauty Breakdown #1

Beauty Breakdown:


Photography by Richard DuCree

Welcome to a new segment of Beauty Talk With Illusions.  In response to your emails and questions about some of the products that we use, we decided to give you all a breakdown here on our blog.  If you have any questions, feel free to send them to

Foundation - Foundation stick  IC 4
Concealor  -  Foundation stick IC 3
Powder -  Golden
Blush - Hibiscus on cheekbone & Mauvelous on the apples
Eye liner - Black gel  liner & jet black pencil
Eye shadow - Delight all over eye, Graphite on lid, Odyssey on outer corner and in the crease.
Lips - Matador Red

All products from Illusions Cosmetics (

Friday, October 01, 2010

Beauty Talk ....The Web Series - Episode 2

Beauty Talk .... The Webseries premieres it's second episode on Youtube.  In this episode, we interview the owner of the All About Face Academy, Celebrity Makeup Artist, Nakeah Fuller.  Take a look and leave us your comments about the show and what you would like to see in future episodes as well as future seasons. 

Make sure you go out and take check it out a few times.  We will have another giveaway, and it will be a little trickier than Episode 1's giveaway.  Join the fun and be sure to tell your family and friends about Beauty Talk.