Beauty 911. What’s Your Emergency?

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I hope everyone is safe, healthy and staying home. If there was ever a time for self-care, I’d say it would be now.The bubble baths are nice. Face masks are always a treat. But there are some things that we really need some expert advice for. The lashes…the nails…the brows…the list goes on. I’m certainly not saving lives here, but if I can offer some good “Beauty 911” solutions, then I’m happy I can help! I couldn’t do this one alone, so I brought in a couple of amazing experts to give us some tips and great products to try… home.


I’m a frequent flyer over at the Muah Makeup & Lash Bar in Westwood, NJ. , so I asked founder, Ashlee K., what we could do to spice up at-home date nights and this is what she suggested.

“For pretty bright eyes, line your top lash line with a Felt Tip Liner. Lay the marker flat along your lashes and pull across. To open up your eyes, run a Nude Eyeliner pencil along your waterline (aka your bottom lash line). To top it off, apply a full strip of Mink Lashes. This will lift your eyes and make them really stand out!”

Thank you Ashlee, for coming to our rescue! Oh, FYI…. EVERYTHING on the Muah Makeup website is 30% off?!?










Introducing Nas Zaheer, Founder of Karma Organic. His line of organic nail polishes and products are AMAZING. Karma Organic nail products are free of TPHP and are ‘7 free’; they do not contain toluene, formaldehyde, DBP (phthalate), camphor, formaldehyde resin, xylene, and/or parabens. They’re safe for pregnant women, kids, cancer patients and allergy sufferers. Chip resistant, durable, and with no harsh odors, they are available in glossy and matte shades. The non-yellowing formula is cruelty-free (not tested on animals). Packaging is 100% recyclable.
This nail strengthening formula of his polishes contains calcium and coffee extract to help strengthen natural nails without the use of formaldehyde. Weak, thin, splitting nails or peeling nails will benefit from the use of his polishes.

I asked Nas for some advice about taking care of your nails while undergoing chemotherapy (AND in quarantine), here’s the scoop:

Q. What kind of precaution should one take when getting their nails while they’re going through chemo?

A.  Don’t cut your cuticles, use oils on the nail to keep the cuticles from drying out. And no artificial nails ever please.

Q. Are you products safe for cancer patients?

A. Yes, they’re definitely safe for cancer patients, people with allergies, children and expectant mothers.

I also asked Nas how we can nurse our weak nails back to health, now that we’re unable to go the nail salon….but are dealing with the aftermath of removing gel and artificial nails at home. But before I do, I just have to share something.

Nas gave away THOUSANDS of dollars worth of his hand sanitizer to local hospitals, police and fire departments due to COVID-19. A big thank you to you Nas, for your incredible generosity!

Q. What’s the best way to remove artificial nail products?

A. Gels may be soaked of, but if you have acrylics it’s best to let them grow out (cut and file them)

Q. My nails are really weak. What’s the best combo of your products for me to use?
A. Use the Triple Base or Deep Nutrition first to build your own nails. Then you can apply color, then the quick dry or the two in one base coat. Change after one week, and your nails will become very strong and healthy after just a few weeks.
Karma Organic Fun Fact:
The (beautiful) color, “Denise’s Paris Cafe,” was named in honor of his wife when he purchased two round-trip tickets to Paris as a surprise gift.


Thank you Ramy for creating this amazing Emergency Brow Kit, to help us with our brows while we’re house bound. This limited edition set contains the following:

The RAMY Tweezer By Tweezerman – A slanted, rounded tweezer that grabs even the tiniest hairs

The Patented RAMY Brow Master Eyebrow Stencils – The World’s Only Customizable Brow Stencils to help you create and maintain the best shape for your bone structure.

The RAMY Brow Scissor by Tweezerman – Curved to align with the curve of your brows as you trim excess length.
The Ramy Browtility Brush – The Double-ended Brow tool to use when trimming and tweezing and can also be used to apply and blend Brow makeup.

If you were to purchase all of these items, your grand total would $84.00. How about the entire kit for $29.99? Plus $10 off with coupon code CFBrow10 at checkout? Thank you Ramy, OMG!!

I had such a nice chat with Ramy the other day. While I had his ear, I asked him for some do’s and don’ts when doing your own brows. Read carefully, ladies:

1. Take a conservative approach when grooming your brows. When in doubt, don’t pluck it out!
2. If you’re afraid of ruining your brow shape, outline your brows first with a brow pencil, making you’re brows look as full as possible, then tweeze only the hairs outside the pencil to keep brows clean without over-tweezing.
3. Always trim before you tweeze (if your brows need trimming). Once you trim the hairs you’ll realize you don’t need to tweeze as much as you thought.

Thank you Ramy! We will be sure to channel you when we (courageously) attempt to do our own….

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