The Beauty Betch Rants

Is a new section of the blog in which I am inviting all my girls to bring me your tired,your weary,your lame and unused products.Tell me your beauty woes,cosmetic catastrophes and all about that snot nose that gave you lousy customer service. I wanna hear it all. But beware if you show me yours,I'll inevitably show you mine! So be prepared to hear all about the best and the worst of my latest finds. This section isn't just a place to let your hair down it's a place where me & my crew (whichever lazy ass I can get in here) will answer refer or correct anything that we can.It's also a section that will help me to make Veritas a better product by hearing where competitors fall short I can improve my products and service.

Since I am trained in all aspects of the beauty industry please feel free to question skincare,hair care,cosmetics,cosmetic surgery etc.

if you're currently thinking Oh this is not for me,Really? It isn't? So you mean to tell me that you're currently using every single product you have ever purchased? I thought so! 

I'm not asking you to bash any other cosmetics or hair products. I'm inviting you to assert yourselves the beauty industry is a Multi-billion dollar industry with very little accountability when a client is displeased with a product all too often it's thrown into the dungeon.

 (The Dungeon is what I like to call that drawer at the base of your vanity or in your bathroom where all the unused cosmetics lie in the dark plotting against you while you secretly curse the day you bought them and the colorful salesperson that talked you into them)

 I'm asking you to tell me about that product and let's see if we can figure something out to do with it, This is not a promise that I can fix the beauty industry in a single swoop or that I can magically make shitty products better lol. But Sometimes it's as simple as a new application technique or a phrase I love is re-purposed makeup.
Here are two examples:
(Clients names have been changed to protect their innocence)

#1Manolo really wants the Veritas Browser it's an amazing brow product with a light brow powder and a dark brow powder a portable brow brush and a waterproof brow pomade and it's all that for only $37.50,But she tells me that she just bought a brow pencil for $35.00 at blank in Macy's and its sliding all over her face when she went back with it they suggested a brow powder from blank for $35.00 so she's now convinced that she loves my browser but she's already invested $70.00 in both crappy products.I ask to see the culprits and sure enough she shows me a very dark creamy brow pencil and a very light brow powder.Enter Ms.Love's re-purposing after cleaning both products off with alcohol I suggest she have a seat and we try this alleged brow pencil as an eyeliner. Well what do you know it glides on and stays in place plus its waterproof! Voila! One down and one to go brow powder is tricky it's too dark to be a bronzer too light to be a powdered liner but maybe just maybe it could be a brown eye shadow a matte brown eye shadow is pretty much a staple in every makeup case. After I showed her a contour brush and how she can apply it as a quick daily makeup color using it as a shadow. Tah Dah 2 products out of the dungeon and 2 sales at Veritas.

#2While working at Saks Fifth Avenue in NYC a client comes in to make a return I open the bag and I almost faint! It's Creme De Lamer! Anyone that walks upright will tell you that Creme De Lamer single handedly revolutionized the skincare industry by creating one moisturizer for all eye,face,throat and decolletage and at $155. a jar it put alot of cosmetic associates kids through college as well but how on earth could this woman We will refer to as Winston how could she dislike Lamer? Everyone loved that cream for goodness sake I'd have lists of clients with credit card #s attached waiting for it to come in before a shipment arrived! Sacre Bleu! Was it Armageddon? So I ask her a few questions and sure enough she hates it! So I ask her how she's applying it and here in lies the problem. This particular product was sold with a tiny little spatula.You all throw those away right? WRONG! That is the suggested amount of use. So I explained all she needed was 1/4 teaspoon of this cream on her fingertips and warm it ,once its warmed you press it into the skin this woman was using 2 tablespoons of it every time and had the cholesterol deposits under each eye to prove it.We all live happily ever after she used the rest of her cream happily and is still a client of mine til this very day.

That's what I mean by accountability,I like to think that all Veritas employees make a commitment to their clientele to provide them with quality service and most importantly to LISTEN! But not everyone thinks that way.

So hear I am inviting you to enter at your own risk the section titled "The Beauty Betch Rants" and tell me your beauty likes/dislikes/loves. Help me to help you and to make my company the best it can be.

The Bun gets Chic!(This is not you grandmothers bun)

I've recently gotten some questions about my Naughty Librarian do. 
Well actually some of you ladies inquired about how I got my bun so tight and so perfect.
Also for my Twitter family check out the awesome custom sweatshirt created for me
 by DEB  @imawear
 Isn't she crazy talented ?

Tight Bun not Buns!
This is a 12yr old picture if I knew of any secret
other than diet and exercise for a tight Bun
I'd be retired too a bottomless community somewhere in the Caribbean
with a private Cabana boy!


So I'm all set to share with you my sleek new 2 minute hair style

 I'm so proud of myself

 As if I re invented the wheel for all of you mom's on the go and in pops my Lil girl (20yrs old is not so little)So here she comes to tell me she's been doing that since Jr.Varsity Cheer and She knows a better way to do it  because... 

(File this under kids say the darnedest things)
Even the Beauty Betch can learn something new!
Amanda with her hair in the Donut
Amanda's hair down at its full length.

Actual Donut available in Beauty Supplies for $7-$20
 comes in light foam or black for darker hair colors

This is the Donut that the Cheerleaders use.
It may look familiar since you simply take a clean sweat sock and

Lie it out flat, cut off the toes then roll it up
you get a light weight,washable version of the foam donut .

Quick check list

  1.  Donut-Either store bought or cut sock created
  2. Hair wax or putty (you can use gel but it may flake)
  3. Tight toothed comb(this means teeth close together so you get a sleeker look)
  4. 2or3 Bobbie Pins in the color closest to your own  hair
  5. ponytail holder (preferably w/no metal or embellishments)
Shameless Plug
The best time to begin this hair do is 
straight out of the shower on towel dried hair
turn your head upside down
 and brush all your hair up to the crown
(think tele-tubby high,not your standard pony high)
Now take your hair and wax warm it in your palms
this will make it easier to distribute evenly
 through out your entire hair.
 Now that your palms are evenly coated with wax smooth it upwards so that any fly away hairs are pulled up and into the pony,
once you have it all brushed up and you have warmed your wax and smoothed it into your hair
 now with your left hand holding the ponytail,take your comb beginning at the nape of the neck start taking swift strokes up into your handheld hair follow this procedure all the way around your head.Until you feel that you truly have all of your hair slicked into a ponytail on top of your head swap out your hand for your rubber band (or your arm will cramp and people will point)
Next simply slip the ponytail through the donuts hole and pull all of your hair over the donut covering the prosthetic and tucking underneath any excess hair slip a Bobbie pin into the ends and under the bun securing it in place. Depending upon the length of your hair you may have more or less hair if you have alot of extra hair try making a braid and wrapping it around to dress up the bun a bit.
I hope you ladies have some fun with it and feel free to submit your comments or photos. I didn't realize that I had the comments section off oops!
Cut me some slack I'm new to this!