Staying Pretty in Sin City

Vegas, both fun and exciting, is also probably the most physically and mentally draining city in America- not to mention it is like picking up your liver and playing badminton with it.  I have been so lucky to have frequented The City of Sin several times for both work and play.  Work is rather difficult because between the oxygen pumped casinos and hotel rooms to the ding ding dings and festive nightlife- you are lucky to get a good nap in before you have to be up for the next day of work.  Going to Vegas to work seems just silly to me...but if you can squeeze in both party and work time equally you are pretty much a rockstar. In my case I work trade shows.  Giant sausage-fest laden conventions, standing in a busy booth under bad fluorescent lighting in often unattractive attire.  Work all day, then cocktails, then dinner, then club, then dance, then blackjack, then waking up in a strange place that looks nothing like the hotel you checked into.  

 SO!  I like to have my handy Sin City Survival Kit ready to go! 
 You can use all 5 of these items in less than 10 minutes.

*Bottled H20- Like, a gallon a day....the 8 oz. bottles on the sensors on your mini bar for $10 aren't going to cut it.

*Vitamin E face misting spray from Body shop-  Its small, smells pleasant, is an instant moisture mist you can spray right on over your makeup for a nice refresher throughout the day.  Vegas is in the desert. You will be like an old peach if you do not moisturize heavily while you are there....especially if your body is not used to it.

*Emergen-C - These packets of 1000mg of Vitamin C can be found at several drugstores everywhere.  Add it to your bottled water to get a great boost and replace some of those nutrients you killed the night before at the craps table.

*Baby Powder- For your hair because quite frankly when you go to bed at 5AM and have to be up at 6AM to work you will not have time to wash your hair.  If you do not already know the trick, sprinkle a little bit on your scalp and rub it in.  Gets rid of greasy mugs in minutes!  If you have loot, spend the extra dough and buy a fancy dry shampoo (Bumble and Bumble make a great one).  Although I've even used face powder effectively.

*Preparation-H- Yes, people do put this under their eyes to help with the bags.  It reduces swelling.  The cream NOT the gel.  The gel is straight grease and will cause breakouts.  Found this out the hard way at one of my first photoshoots in Atlanta.  (Thanks Natalie)

All of this combined and you will look like this!!
Day 3 of Vegas trade show last week.  

The FDA has not reviewed or approved of any of these statements.  


Brighten your grill on the go.....

Spot a hottie across the bar?  Been drinking merlot for the last hour?  (5 hours if you are me)  Fear not for there is a nifty little product that will brighten your red wine stained smile in about 60 seconds.

Touch Up, by GO SMILE
These fantastic little ampules come in convenient travel packs (I keep them in my purse) holding 7 of the little grill sparkling tubes that you "Flip, Pop, Touch Up" when you need it.  The end of the mini tube has a polisher on it so you can scrub, whiten and freshen.
CAUTION:  Do not do this directly at the bar.  Although you could, because I have, but my friends pretended they did not know me.

For just $10 you can get this mini pack that could get you through at least a week of happy hour and speed dating events.  Oh!  Did I mention they come in fantabulous flavors such as Watermelon Mint and Green Apple?  Skip the cheese fries, this could be like a meal and appearance-improver all in one!

You can buy these bad boys at Sephora and other beauty related stores!


A Formal Introduction....

Since I am popping the blog cherry I figured it is only appropriate to meet each other before we take our relationship to the next level.  Since I have been involved in the modeling industry for several years now,either as a model or makeup artist,  I feel it is only fair to share the tips, tricks and shortcuts that can be achieved in just 10 minutes.  Living in New York City, you learn a whole new perspective on moving fast-   just look at the scary, yet efficient Nascar-like movement of pedestrians in the streets. 
"Not enough time" is not an excuse anymore; with this, you can find things to make your life easier, and yourself more confident....all in ten minutes or less.

All of these opinions are mine.  All of the products have been tested and used myself.  If you are a PR or have a service or product that you feel I should introduce, please email me below.

PHOTO:  Vegas Bathtub.  Gin and Sake Productions