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Olly International acquires Theresa Longo!

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After auditioning at the Olly International Model Management Exposure Forum Toronto I was so pleased to receive a letter of acquisition welcoming me to the Olly International Model Team. The Olly International Model and Talent Management Staff are incredible people! The next step is my introductory video will be featured on their website. Exciting!
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Theresa Longo’s Expert Make-Up Tips

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Being immersed in the world of hair and makeup puts me face to face with professional makeup artists from around the world!  Over the years I have amassed a vast number of expert make up tips to share with you. This post outlines my typical routine for photo shoot make up. To determine a less dramatic every-day -wear-look, this post has been divided into two parts: Every Day Wear & Photo Shoot Flair. I have worked with a lot of talented, inspiring make up artists. They are highly passionate and love to be creative. Check out my beauty secrets and expert makeup tips below:

Every Day Wear

Make-Up Tip #1. Always Start with a Fresh Face
Wash your face before applying make-up. Give your makeup a fresh foundation by cleaning and cleansing thoroughly prior to the ‘paint’.

Make-Up Tip #2 Choose Your Base
For every day wear I love L’Oreal True Match  

 Make-Up Tip #3 Conceal, Contour and Highlight
My favorite makeup tool is undoubtedly YSL Touche Eclat.  I use this above and below my outer brows, around my mouth, nose, and along the bridge of my nose. YSL Touche Eclat actually perfectly conforms to your skin tone and can be used to spot treat as well. I have included a contour diagram. The white shows where to use your YSL Touche Eclat on your face for best results. I use my clean fingers to blend my make-up. Check your face in natural light to ensure you do not have any unsightly streaks!

Make-Up Tip #4 – Beautify those Brows
Beef up your brow game with a great eyebrow pencil. When your eyebrows are well done you can get away with wearing as little make-up as possible. Good brows frame your face and make you look put together. For the best brows, a tip is to angle your brows, starting where your inner eye creases with the angle peaking ever so slightly out of center of your eyeball when you are looking straight ahead. Lastly your brow should end at the outer corner of your eye, approximately on the same level as your brow started. See Diagram. My favorite brow pencils include Maybeline and MAC eye brow pencil.

Make Up Tip #5- Luxurious Lashes
If you plan on turning your look up a notch for club wear or for a phot0 shoot, please proceed to Make-Up Tip #7 now. For every day wear, line your eyes with liner and brush a couple coats of mascara on your lashes. Here is a great tip for eyeliner: When drawing the line on your upper lid, the widest part of your line should be above your eyeball. Many ladies widen the line as it nears the corner of your eye; If you want to open up your eyes and make them more round, make sure your eye liner is thickest over your eye ball only.

Make-Up Tip #6 – Lovely Lips
Finish off your every day wear with lip gloss. Fresh, dewy lips are a must for your every day wear look.


Make-Up Tip #7. Applying False Lashes
Many ladies tell me they have a hard time applying false lashes, I’ve heard from ladies that  it’s ‘messy’ or ‘impossible’. For me, I have mastered the trick to applying perfect lashes every time. You will need a pair of tweezers, and eyelash glue. I love QUO products. First, make sure you put each lash on the correct eye! Put the widest part of the last toward the inner corner of your eye! Many ladies apply the lash starting with smallest end first. To make your eyes appear round and wide ensure the longest lashes are next to the bridge of your nose. This will open your eyes and make them full and gorgeous. If you would rather apply the lash smallest end first- that is fine; however I am simply outlining the professional make up tricks I have learned over the years of working in the modeling industry. So, now you know which lash goes on which eye, cut the lashes in case they are too long or too wide. Take the first lash in your hand and apply a band of glue along the edge of the lash. Wait a few seconds, and gently lay it over your own lashes along the base of the lash line against your eye lid. To further solidify the lashes, and to prevent them from permanently popping up, use your tweezers to carefully bond the false lashes against your own. Always look away from the tweezers when bringing them anywhere near your eye.

Make-Up Tip #8. Define your Eyes!
After you have applied your lashes, add base hues to your eye lid. I prefer a reddish, rust colored base, gold, deep greys and purples to accent my brown eyes. Add Mascara and Eye Liner. Go back to Make-Up Tip #5 for useful tricks to applying perfect, professional grade, eye liner and mascara after color.

Make-Up Tip#9. Bronzer or Blush
I rarely wear blush or bronzer unless a MUA applies it. Reserved for public appearances or TV blush or bronzer really amps my look. Blush should be applied sweeping from the center of your face below the apple of your cheek all the way up to the highest point on your cheek bone.

Make-Up Tip#10. Lavish Lips!
My look is finalized by lining my lips with a color slightly darker than the hue of my lips and a quality gloss. There are endless options for lips. For glossy color, apply a coat of clear gloss over your favorite lipstick color. You can also leave your lips nude and glossy, or alternatively forego the gloss and wear a matte finish color for a classic, sexy look. In the cold winter months or in the hot summer sun, Lip Medex protects, smoothes, and saves my lips.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Hair Care & Repair

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Have you ever had a question about hair or wondered about a hair myth ? We’ve got the answers here in this blog! This blog is ultra special because he has agreed to offer powerful insight into ANY my most pressing hair myths & questions! We’ve also got incredible references to back up the fine points to this discussion & to shed additional light on how to get the most flair from your hair…

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How to Kill a Cold FAST, & Naturally!

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At the first signs of a cold it is important to act fast. The obvious first piece of advice is to practice prevention: TAKE Avivo Pur all natural vegan VITAMINS
Vitamins will HELP you tremendously. Magnesium and these vitamin B’s are incredible for your immune system, among others.

Through good hand-washing hygiene and always carrying around a bottle of hand sanitizer, you can also kill a lot of harmful bacteria. You can use some of the best Hand Sanitizer Canada has to offer or you can create your own hand sanitizer from ingredients you have in your cupboards. If you suspect someone near you is coughing or sneezing with a cold, cover your face! Recently after a lot of travel I became run down. I treated my illness using the following all natural remedies for curing a cold. I am a firm believer in all-natural cures. It is important not to mask your cold & flu symptoms with heavy drugs or cough medicines that leave you feeling loopy. For me, it is certainly not an option to reach for Tylenol, Advil or OTC medications – I simply choose not to. Instead by following these remedies I cured my cold and brought my body back to balance within two days.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice.
If you are feeling under the weather, follow these tips and you will be back to your old self in no time…
More Tips For those who want to Cure a Cold Naturally and Safely …

1. Garlic.

Garlic is known for its incredible healing properties. Garlic kills cold and flu on site. The best way to take garlic is to go to the grocery store and buy a garlic bulb. Peel the outer skin away (like an onion) and you will be left with the cloves inside. Pop one or two cloves each day. If you throw the clove into the back of your throat you will not be overpowered by the taste. Garlic is known to boost your immune system tremendously. Garlic is also great at regulating your blood sugar and your cardiovascular system. If you are suffering from a cough with your cold garlic is a phenomenal cough suppressant. For even more effective relief of your every cold symptom, crush the clove of garlic a bit before you pop it in your mouth. Mashing the cloves of garlic releases the highly potent healing juice even more so and ensures you will digest a lot of it. Garlic is a magical cure for any cold symptom. Studies have shown people who take garlic regularly are virtually immune to cancer. You can continue taking garlic after your cold is cured to further bolster your immune system. If you suffer from congestion or sinus pressure, you will be amazed at how quickly Garlic works to ease those symptoms.

2. Drink extra amounts of water.

If you follow along with my Health Tips you are already familiar with just how much water you should be drinking every day. Water keeps your skin fresh, tight, clear and glowing. When you have a cold or flu your body needs extra amounts of fluids to successfully battle the bugs. You should aim for between 4-5L of water if you have a bad flu or cold. It does not have to always be in the form of drinking water. Soups and teas are highly effective at relieving common cold symptoms and also work to ease tough congestion. Keep drinking!
Top teas to fight germs: Green Tea (Honey can be added if needed – Honey is also known to be anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and packs a huge healing punch!)

3. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is purported to treat numerous diseases, health conditions, and annoyances. To name a few, it’s supposed to kill bacteria, ease digestion, and wash “toxins” from the body. It is best to take a couple ounces of apple cider vinegar diluted in water to ease all cold symptoms and relieve you of aches and pains. Apple Cider Vinegar can be harsh on your teeth so be sure to only use this remedy for a few days at a time before giving yourself a break. On top of the immune boosting properties of apple cider vinegar, it also gives your skin a glowing complexion and is an anti-aging miracle! This all natural cold cure will soothe your throat and ease any tough pain you may be suffering from.

4. Cayenne Pepper

If you have the sniffles, and you are congested beyond belief, get ready for this miracle all-natural cold cure: Cayenne Pepper. For two days straight this was my best friend. Cayenne pepper as a cold-symptom reliever worked better for me than any other OTC medication I have ever tried. The trick to taking cayenne pepper is to get about half a teaspoon of the stuff on a spoon, tilt your head back all the way, and pop it into the back of your throat. If you don’t enjoy spiciness you may feel as if your throat is convulsing and also on fire. This means it is working. Furthermore, get ready with the lemon water and tissues. You are majorly going to be needing both after you down a spoonful of this stuff. You will notice immediate changes to sinus pressure and congestion. You will also notice cayenne pepper relieves any and all stuffiness. Give this a try – but I warn you: it is not for the faint of heart.

5. Rest!

Give your body a chance to rest by booking at least two days into your calendar where you do as little as possible. Your body needs all the energy it can get to fight bothersome bugs! Your immune system is boosted by 7+ hours of solid sleep per night.

6. Ginger
Make sure at the first sign of a troublesome cold or flu you pick up fresh ginger. Ginger is known for having properties that reduce stomach pain or sickness. I make this tea by slicing up fresh ginger and simmering on the stove until piping hot. It is a spicy, relaxing tea! Ginger is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Ginger is also known to be an intense pain killer. Reach for this all-natural cure before choosing to treat your illness with any OTC drug and you’ll be glad you did!

I sincerely hope you can get through your cold using these all natural health remedies just like I did. I am super proud to be able to fight a cold this way. I am also 100% confident about everything I put into my body.
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How I lost ALL 55 lbs Baby Weight in 3 Months!

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Exactly how I lost 55 lbs gained during pregnancy in 3 months! (And what motivated me to do it!)

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Remembering George Dimitroff

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Eat for maximum fuel, perfect health & beauty! Top Tips to Look Great!

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This regimen outlines my favorite diet tips for physical improvement and longevity. I feel the best I have ever felt in my entire life. Follow this diet and your skin will be bright, your energy level superb, and your mind clear and alert. Your cardiovascular system is improved and your digestion is impeccable. When you are faced with the choice to eat something ‘not so great’ – just imagine what your body will look like in a few weeks if you stick to the plan. I actually watch my skin (particularly my face ) grow younger before my eyes. You have everything to gain by making small adjustments….

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Workout Motivation & Inspiration

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One day at the gym, after running around 20-ish kilometers on the treadmill, I hopped off to walk around the track and a man walked right up to me.  “How far did you run?” He asked. “23 kilometers,” I told him.  “I used to be able to do that,” he replied.

He then pointed to his knee and told me he had injured his knee years ago, and after surgery, he wasn’t able to run anymore, let alone run long distances. He told me that if he was able to, he would still run.

This got me thinking. There are many people in the world who are physically unable to work out. There are also many of those in the world who are perfectly capably able to work out, yet who choose not to. I will always remember my conversation with this ex-runner. Now I make it a point to schedule my workouts so that I literally have no excuse to miss them.

Every week, make it a point to write your workouts into your planner and in your smartphone. Ask Siri to make a reminder for you. There really is no excuse for working out. No one ever regrets a vigorous workout.

How motivating!

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Make the MOST of your Fitness Regime: Part 3 in Ultimate Health Tips

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I keep track of things I do regularly to optimize my health and wellness. This translates to high impact cardio, An ab workout, or maybe extra pushups during the day. It is exciting to reach fitness goals and watch your body change shape. Read this post to find out my optimal fitness suggestions, you will find you begin to effortlessly achieve the body, health, wellness, & state of mind you desire…

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