Thursday, January 31, 2013

Beauty tool cleaning with Bethany Karlyn

So maybe if we start spring-cleaning now this winter weather will go away? (If only!) 

Either way, there are certain things that you shouldn’t wait until that one time of year to clean, (hopefully clothes, dishes, all those everyday things.) But one everyday item seems to fall through the cracks are your makeup tools. 

We know you wouldn’t go months without washing your every day face washcloth (gross,) so why neglect your beauty tools? 

Although we’d love to believe our skin is flawless and clean, every time we use makeup brushes they are collecting bacteria, oils and dead skin. Soon, that builds up and makeup isn’t the only thing we’re painting on our faces anymore. 

So, in order to avoid a bacteria breeding ground and caked-up makeup in your brushes, you must clean them! There are many methods out there, but yours truly, celebrity makeup artist and creator of Prtty Peaushun, Bethany Karlyn, is here to share her tips with you!


Beauty tool cleaning with Bethany Karlyn

Parian Spirit (1) has always been in my kit since the beginning of time. It cleans, conditions and disinfects all brushes including sable and squirrel hairs. This environmentally safe cleaner dissolves all types of makeup products including oils, powders, waxes and adhesives without the need for water. No artificial colors or fragrances. Won't damage paint or wooden brush handles. Mild citrus scent. Most importantly… it's fast-drying. This is essential for the set.

Another great option when no water is available is makeup remover face wipes. I use Comodynes wipes (2). I always have the sensitive formula on hand. I used to bring a suitcase full of these back from Paris when I'd go to do the shows. Now they're available at Trader Joes! Infinitely less expensive than a round trip flight to France… but not quite as fun! 

For convenience especially when traveling or for my makeup kit, I love the new Beauty Blender Solid (3) for cleaning my brushes as well as my beauty blender. It's everything the original cleanser is plus the ease of portability of a solid. Light lavender scent.

At home or in a hotel, when there's plenty of time for drying, a mild shampoo will do the trick or a gentle dish washing liquid. Just as they cut through oils for hair or dishes, these products do the same for the oils in makeup. After washing and thoroughly rinsing, I like to spin the handles quickly between my palms to create a centrifugal force that spins all the excess water out of the brush hair. Then I reform the brush hairs into the intended shape and stand it in a glass to dry. 


We'd love to hear your tried and true methods! 

Happy cleaning!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

You use THAT for WHAT!?

We know you love spending an arm and a leg on beauty items... (uhh, false!)

With new trends and products coming out, what seems like everyday, it's almost impossible and bank-breaking to keep up. (Not to mention back-breaking if you try carrying it around all at once!)

Here to make your life a little easier, we'll be sharing some not-so-heard-of tips, products and unconventional items that you can implement into your beauty regimen to lighten your load or just mix it up a bit. 

Every week, discover multiple ways to use beauty products or new ways to use products you may already have around your house.

Of course, it's only appropriate to start out our You use THAT for WHAT!? posts with … yours truly, Prtty Peaushun!

Prtty Peaushun, skin tight body lotion with glowing reviews, we know. But, (unless you've scoured the FAQ on the Prtty Peaushun website,) you probably didn't know that this magic potion is also great for curly hair, fresh ink, insect repellant/bites and heals sunburns -- all on top of helping the appearance of imperfections, cellulite and giving an amazing glow! Okay we're bragging a bit now...

Curly Sues: Blend a drop of Prtty Peaushun on your hands and smooth over hair's surface to de-frizz or mix it with your leave-in conditioner. (It's also great for glowing highlights!) Experiment with amounts to find your best results.

Tatted?: Prtty Peaushun (in plain) is great for healing fresh ink. The lotion also makes a tattoo's brights brighter and darks darker.

Because Prtty Peaushun is made with almost all natural ingredients, it can safely be used in many ways including on the face and one Facebook fan even suggested lips!

Have you tried any other uses for Prtty Peaushun? We want to hear 'em!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Only Her Makeup Artist Knows For Sure: Golden Globe Awards!

We love the red carpet.   The ladies of TV and Cinema were absolutely stunning this past Sunday at the
 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  These ladies stood out to us for the glow they radiated.  Amazing healthy, dewy, super star glow!  We of course think it is due to Prtty Peaushun, but only their makeup artists know for sure...

Halle Berry
 Katharine McPhee

 Amy Adams

 Jessica Alba

 Jennifer Lawrence

Monday, January 14, 2013

Celeb Love: Emily Blunt!

Did you watch the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards last night?  Wow, again the fabulous ladies of TV and Cinema did not disappoint.  One of our faves Emily Blunt looked aglow, per usual, thanks in part to her incredibly talented makeup artist Jenn Streicher and Prtty Peaushun Medium.  Emily was also a nominee for lead actress in a comedy or musical for her role in Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, congrats to you Emily!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Only Her Makeup Artist Knows For Sure!

Yeah, award season has officially kicked off and we couldn't more excited.  There were so many lovely glowing ladies gracing the red carpet last night at the 18th Annual Critics' Choice Awards.   These actors, however, did stand out to us as having an amazing, healthy glow about them and while we can't say for sure, we like to think it's because of Prtty Peaushun.  What do you think?

Anne Hathaway

Emmy Rossum

Molly Sims

Naomi Watts

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Feeling Lucky to be included in this Lucky Community!

Kelsey Nicole, contributor to Lucky Magazine Community and blogger,  wrote this lovely piece about switching over to natural products for her skin care needs.  Of course she had to include Prtty Peaushun!!  Our lotion is made from 92% RAW natural ingredients.   Read about all the amazing products she is resolved to trying this year!

My third and final goal for 2013 is to use more natural beauty products. What do I mean by natural? I mean products without parabens, sulfates, synthetic materials, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, formaldehyde, triclosan, DPD, the list goes on and on.

Last year I read, No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt, and became MUCH more aware of the chemicals in the products I was using on my skin. It is unbelievable how many untested chemicals are floating around in the products we put in contact with our skin everyday (hair care included!).

I often go back to the book, No Dirty Looks, to reread sections and refresh my memory. After reading the book on my Kindle I actually bought it a second time in the paperback version so I flip through it easier (nerd alert!). Another resource I use often is the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database where you can search through over 78,000 products to see how your favorite ones score in terms of safety.

After becoming more educated about the vast amount of untested chemicals I was putting myself in contact with everyday, I began to make small changes in my daily routine and was incredibly happy with the results. This year, my goal is to do more. After a little more experimenting, I am planning to dedicate a entire post or series comparing my former daily routine to my new, natural and organic routine. Here are some green products I would love to try this year:
1. Harmonic Pureluxe Shampoo // 2. Harmonic Pureluxe Conditioner // 3. josie maran argan lip gloss // 4. W3LL People Narcissist Stick Foundation // 5. Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm // 6. butter london 3 free in cranberry // 7. S.W. Basics Cleanser // 8. kahina Brightening Serum // 9. Dr. Hauschka Volume Mascara // 10. alima pure luminous shimmer eyeshadow // 11. WEN Cleansing Conditioner // 12. rms living luminizer // 13. Dr. Bronner's Organic Lavender Shave Gel // 14. amala Rejuvenating Eye Cream // 15. Josie Maran Argan Oil // 16. Acrue Day Cream // 17. Marie Veronique Organic Anti-Aging Mist // 18. Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Organic Lip Balm // 19. Jason Soothing Aloe Vera Body Wash // 20. Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion // 21. Origins Totally Pure Deodorant // 22. Christopher Drummond Eyeliner // 23. Olivella Cleansing Tissues & Makeup Removing Towelettes // 24. 100% Pure Juicy Pink Grapefruit Lipgloss // 25. organic avenue* Love Beauty Cleanse

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Top Ten Workout Tunes for January!

It's that time of year, resolutions were made and for most people, getting in shape was one of them.  Use these tunes to get sweating, provided by RunHundred.Com.

Nicki Minaj - Va Va Voom - 128 BPM

Coldplay - Charlie Brown - 138 BPM

Icona Pop & Charli XCX - I Love It - 126 BPM

Pitbull & TJR - Dont Stop The Party - 126 BPM

50 Cent, Eminem & Adam Levine - My Life - 89 BPM

The Wanted - Chasing The Sun - Danny Verde Remix - 129 BPM

Macklemore, Ryan Lewis & Wanz - Thrift Shop - 96 BPM

Fun & Janelle Monae - We Are Young - Betatraxx Remix - 106 BPM

Will I AM & Britney Spears - Scream Shout - 131 BPM

One Direction - While We're Young - Dave Aude Remix - 130 BPM

 For more workout songs, check out the free database at
 Browse song selections by genre, tempo, and era—to find music that best fits  your workout.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Celeb Love: Erin Andrews!

ESPN's lovely Erin Andrews has long been a fan of Prtty Peaushun.   Here she is on Jimmy Kimmel Live, her gams are aglow in Prtty Peaushun!

Resolutions in 140 characters or less from Business Week

"Brevity may be the soul of wit, but thanks to the limitations of twitter, it is also the soul of sound advice!" ~ Bethany Karlyn

Looking for some sound advice for 2013?  Business Week found some for you!
We asked several prominent business leaders and management consultants to use a tweet to suggest one resolution you should make to enhance your life and your career in 2013. Here’s what they had to say in 140 characters or fewer:

Please remember to be polite to each other in 2013. In and out of business, manners go a long way. Thank you.
—Richard Branson, Chief Executive Officer, the Virgin Group

The greatest advice I can give is the greatest advice I’ve been given: be humble. It has changed me and I think about it every day.
—Clay Christensen, Harvard professor and author of “How Will You Measure Your Life?”

Don’t try to be interesting; try to be interested.
—Ping Fu, CEO, Geomagic and author of “Bend, Not Break”

Dedicate 1 hr a week to hosting office hours: open your door, block off your calendar & invite your team to drop in & share.
—Caroline Ghosn, CEO, the Levo League

Stop agonizing about personal decisions & start asking, “What would I tell my best friend to do in this situation?”
—Chip and Dan Heath, authors of “Made to Stick” and “Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work”

Prioritize your tasks by importance & track your time to make sure you’re focused on what matters most.
—Sheena S. Iyengar, Columbia Business School professor

Be courageous enough to take a risk on a new product, service, or business model that’s never been tried before.
—A.G. Lafley, former CEO, Procter & Gamble (PG), and co-author of “Playing To Win: How Strategy Really Works”

Decide to get out of your own way in 2013 by focusing on that 1 experience, mentor or behavior change that will take you to the next level.
—Stephen A. Miles, CEO, the Miles Group

Cut hierarchies by teaching senior managers to ask more questions than they answer & give more power to frontline employees.
—Vineet Nayar, CEO, HCL Technologies

Mean what you say, follow through, and be consistent in sticking to your principles. Don’t try to control people; connect with them. (@DovSeidman)
—Dov Seidman, CEO, LRN and author of “HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything”

Brady is senior editor at Bloomberg Businessweek in New York.

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

You made 2012 GLOW!

Happy New Year! We're excited to jump into 2013 and have a lot in store to announce!  Because of you, 2012 was a glowing year for PRTTY PEAUSHUN. It was filled with many highlights - that we are bursting with gratitude for.  

We were honored to be featured in W Magazine, ALLURE, STELLA, GOOP, The London Telegraph, Hello Magazine and Our partnerships with Joyus and Open Sky blossomed and we landed on top products of the year lists for both!

Be sure to keep an eye out for us on The New Normal and 30 Rock. And of course, keep watching the red carpet for more celeb love of PRTTY PEAUSHUN. A special thank you to: Tracy Anderson, Molly Simms, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Leonna Lewis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Brooklyn Decker, Serena Williams, Cate Blanchett, Toni Trucks, Emily Blunt, Judy Greer, Gabby Douglas and all of the makeup artists who use PRTTY PEAUSHUN as their go-to for glow!

Thank you, thank you, thank you for the long list of glowing reviews, bloggers...we feel the love from near and far.

Wishing you all peace, love and laughter for the new year!