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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

MDW Photo Diary

Sun
Heat
Pools
Tan
Puppies
Braids
Neon Nail Polish
Golf Carts
Food
Dessert
Food
Dessert

The perfect unofficial kickoff to Summer. I couldn't have asked for a better Memorial Day Weekend.
Did I really have to come back to work?!? Can't the real world be on a school calendar & we can have Summers off??


 The pups & their princess baby pool!


 The heat makes them sleepy...zzzzzzz

 Yep caught off guard in this one. But it was too funny not to include
 hahahaha love her!!!! This can only be described as a "Cali Face"

Us "responsible" adults letting the 15 year old drive!!



 Hanging on for dear life on the back of the golf cart




 Sinful Colors Polish in "Dream On" the unofficial Summer Pedicure Color 


 Sinful Colors Polish in "Fly Away" "Irish Green" "Neon Melon" & "Pink"

 Someone got a little too much sun & burnt her nose!!




COOLEST BRAID EVER!!!! Triple French Braid into one monster braid. I'm pretty talented! Patting myself on the back for that one.
With our crazy hair my sister & I rely on the crazy braided hair-dos that I come up with to get us through the Summer!

Monday, May 30, 2011

mark. make-up Monday: Instant Vacation

Here in America we are celebrating Memorial Day Weekend - the unofficial kick off to Summer! In NY it has been completely beautiful the entire long weekend - a nice break from the the 2 weeks of rain we've had. I finally got a little bit of color ((thank god)) & I've spent the weekend relaxing and enjoying my 4 days off!

I hope you all enjoy my giant curly messy hair because it will pretty much be like this the whole Summer because its just too hot to do anything else with it ((unless I get a keratin treatment again like I did last Summer - then my hair will look amazing at all times! lmao Check out last Summer's keratin post HERE))


Summer Holiday/BBQ/Party Make-up is all about SPF, Glowing/Dewy Skin & Less is More to me! Your skin looks too good in the Summer with a natural glow to cover it up with lots of product!! Here's what I used for this minimal Summer Look!!

All products are mark. & can be picked up @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com

  1. Prep entire face with For Goodness Face Moisturizer SPF 30 - SPF should be the most important factor in your summer makeup routine
  2. Apply Get a Tint Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (in Buff/Natural) to entire face with hands. Apply Get a Tint Shimmer Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15 (in Ivory/Nude) to cheeks, forehead & chin using mark.'s Foundation Brush. **Brand New Product out next month** Really gives you that dewy, glowing look!
  3. Use Good Riddance Concealer (in Ivory/Nude) to cover any blemishes & under eye circles.
  4. Apply Just Pinched Instant Blush Tint in Peachy to apples of cheeks & blend with fingers.
  5. Apply Bronze Pro in Pro Glow to cheeks using mark.'s Angled Contour Face Brush.
  6. Apply iMark in Biscotti to entire lid. Apply Gioai to crease, corners of eyes & lightly underneath lower lash line.
  7. Apply 2 coats of Scandalash Mascara in Blacklash to upper and lower lashes.
  8. Apply Lipclick SPF 15 Lipstick in Nudie to lips.

SPF SPF SPF...these should be your 3 favorite letters during the Summer months!!! I use SPF in my daily moisturizer, in my tinted moisturizer & in my lipstick/lip balm!! 

I feel like people always forgot to protect their lips from the Summer sun! I love mark.'s lip products designed to protect your lips! 
--> Their brand new LipClick SPF 15 Lipstick comes in 8 sheer shades perfect to achieve that super trendy lipstick look while protecting at the same time! 
--> If lipstick isn't your think check out mark.'s Totally Balmed SPF 15 Tinted Lip Balm. This Lip Balm comes in 4 super sheer shades that provide protection with just the slightest hint of color!!!

Lets face it when your lounging at the pool all you need in SUNSCREEN, LIP BALM & SUNGLASSES!! & mark. has you covered!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

mark. National Sales Meeting: The PRODUCTS!!

Hope you all enjoyed my previous post on all the amazing people at mark.'s National Sales Meeting, but I know you're probably all dying to know about all the STUFF at the meeting, all the new products...all the amazing products we got to go home with and everything that is coming in the future!!

Well here it is!!

First off HOW AMAZINGLY COOL is the mark. tote bag! This will be permanently attached to my arm - stocked with magalogs & samples pretty much forever!!! My fav part is the "I'm Hooked Up" printed on the inside!! SO CUTEEEE!!!

& you know they didn't give us these bag without anything in them!!! It was FILLED with products & samples - even some stuff that hasn't come out yet!!!!!

Ibiza Sol Fragrance, Mini Nail Polishes, After Sun Balm & Eye Sticks!
Fair Trade Change is Gonna Come Foaming Body Exfoliator (my absolute favorite mark. Body product!!!!)
Help Wanted Anti-Acne Exfoliating Cleanser & Get Treatment Anti-Acne Overnight Fix (BOTH BRAND NEW!)
LipClick Sheer Lipstick SPF 15 in Nudie
TONS of Min-A-Real Cream to Powder Mineral Foundation Samples!
mark.'s Color Cluster Ring!!! (SO HOTT!!)

Plus this products that haven't hit the magalog yet:
New mascara!!!!! OMG this is going to make you FLIP. It has tiny synthetic bristles so you get every single hair! I can't hardly wait until this comes out!
Eye Cream with SPF 15 - I've been dying for mark. to come out with an eye cream. Its also my #1 request from customers. Well this one is worth the wait & coming out in time for Summer!
Beaded Bracelet - I mean do I even have to comment its awesome!
Drop Long Earrings - I wore these to the Recognition Dinner! They are super hot!!

Pick up these products NOW @ http://jgiardina.mymarkstore.com
Now for the beauty & fashion products to come!!!
OMG over-the-knee boots! leopard purses! clustered necklaces! tights! & so much more

OMG that knuckle ring I want it RIGHT NOW! Plus new highly pigmented eyeshadows in brand new colors! More nail polish shades & new Sleek Snap to It cases!!
Heres the mascara!!! Check out that wand!! AHHHH
The bracelet!!! Plus new concealer, Shimmer Tinted Moisturizer & Gradual Self TANNER!!!!!
All new Lipclicks!!! (available NOW)

Plus the last amazing gift we were given...mark.'s new m.Powerment necklace! I'm not sure when this will be available but it is SO HOT! I can't stop wearing it. Its actually 2 necklaces (one short & one long) so you can wear them separate or together for that super trendy layering look! 
Let me tell you this necklace is going to be such a big seller!!!
Its so amazing PLUS all the proceeds go to mark.'s m.Powerment Cause which fights helps fight the cycle of domestic violence & dating abuse!
Learn more about m.Powerment HERE

& I'll leave you with Ana's AMAZING video recapping all of the events that went on during our time in NYC!!! Make sure to check out the awesome video Ashley Greene left for us!! She's amazing!!!



Thursday, May 26, 2011

mark. National Sales Meeting: The People!

Me accepting my Recognition Award!! from mark.'s Power House Team of AMAZING women!
(l to r) Elena Panos (Communication & Education Leader), Elenor Mak (National Sales Director) & Vanessa Reggiardo (Global President)
OMG On Your mark. Get Selling Go! was absolutely the motto for the 3 days I spent in NYC with 100 of mark.'s Top Selling Reps & Mentors last week!

It was an AMAZING 3 days...more amazing then I ever imagined it to be. When I initially won the Dream Trip (which I had to sell $2800 worth of mark. products in 2 months to get!!) I was excited but at the same time I was thinking...I only get to go to NYC...a 20 minute car ride :( Let me tell you, now having experienced it I would have sold $5000 in 2 months to get there!

The National Sales Meeting was so inspiring & I now have more motivation than EVER to get out there & spread the word about mark. The products are AMAZING...I don't understand why everyone isn't using them or at least know about them yet!

Did you know that mark. is the #6 Trend Beauty Brand in the WORLD only behind MAC, Nars & a few others!?!? mark. is trendy, affordable & great quality!! 

Just wanted to share a few pics from my trip ~ Hope you all ENJOY!


Me & Ana!!! Who you probably all remember from when I shot the National mark. Commercial back in March!
Click HERE to watch Ana's awesome video & my post from the shoot!
My mark. Momma, GAIL, shes the reason why I got to the Meeting!! Her team in the #1 Top Selling mark. mentor Team in the COUNTRY!!
Learn about being part of her amazing team HERE




AHHH talking on mark.'s Monthly Rep Webcast!! I spoke about how amazing mark.'s new Foundation Min-A-Real is!!! I was so nervous I don't even remember what I said!
Get Out my latest mark. Monday post where I used Min-A-Real for the First TIME!--> HERE

~ Day 2 ~



mark. celebrity make-up artist Jamie Greenberg doing an awesome look on one of the reps!
our ADORABLE place setting at the Recognition Dinner! Bet your dying to know whats in that box!!!
((hint hint next post I'll tell you!))


~ Day 3 ~
Leaving NYC with a bag full of goodies & a head full of knowledge (I know I'm cheesy)!!!! (ahhh tomorrow's post will be about all the amazing products I got & all the awesome new things to come!) 

Already thinking about how amazing next year's meeting will be! Hope I get to go!


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