Wednesday, December 7, 2011

My Review of Daily Brush Cleaner

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An anti-bacterial daily brush cleanser for quick cleaning in-between makeup applications. Disinfects brushes to provide a fresh and clean application every time. Helps to keep your brushes lasting longer for extended use.

Great Brush Cleaner

By Rashida The Glam Doctor Williams from Michigan on 12/7/2011


4out of 5

Pros: Easy To Use, Functional

Best Uses: Everyday, Travel, Going Out

Describe Yourself: Classic Style

I am a makeup artist who has had this product in my possession for about a year. I never used it because I thought that it wouldn't stand up against my currant brush cleaner by Parian Spirit that packs a lot of punch to my brushes and cleans instantly without a lot of fuss. Well this morning I had to clean a few brushes in a pinch and I had ran out of my other brush cleaner. So I saw this cleaner laying around in the drawer that it had been in for a minute and I said, what the heck since I have nothing to lose. I didn't have time to wash the brushes and they needed to be santized very QUICKLY!! I was nervous that the brushes would remain wet for a long period of time as with the MAC brush cleaner. Well well well!! to my surprise the smell was amazing and soft, it cleaned the brushes AND drummrollllll the brushes dried in record time!! I was SOLDDDDDDDD!!!!!! I will now always use this brush cleaner in professional makeup kit. Thanks ELF for continuously making great products!!


Thursday, November 3, 2011

Apply Your Foundation In a Minute or LESS!!

Kabuki Face BrushFor the past few weeks I have been using a Kabuki Face Brush by ELF Cosmetics to apply my liquid & cream foundations and it has given me a flawless airbrushed look in a under a minute. I dip the brush in a small amount of the foundation and buff it into my skin and it's flawless. I am going to purchase a few more of these brushes to apply foundation on my clients with this technique. Sign up for ELF today to get a constant flow of coupons. Here is the link fo the brush, it cost $5.00 Also a disclaimer, no I am not being paid by JA Cosmetics to promote their brand, I just like it!!


Daily Facial Moisturizer UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50Last night while shopping at Walmart I was looking for a good moisturizer. I was very nervous because I didnt want anything that would irritate my already sensitive skin and also I didnt want anything that would make it more oily than it already can get at times. When I do makeup classes I always refer my clients to Cetaphil who are looking for good skincare products that will not irritate their skin.  Well I found  a moisturizer by Cetaphil with a SPF of 50 (The initials SPF stand for Sun Protection Factor. The higher the SPF number on sunscreen, the more protection you have, or the longer you can stay in the sun without burning)I was blown away. because this will really protect the skin well.  I used the cleansing bar this morning and followed up with the moisturizer and the smoothness going on was wonderful. In addition it was not greasy, oily or heavy. It also doesnt have a scent and it's non-comedogenic. It's now almost 7 hours later and my skin still feels amazing. I would recommend this product to anyone who does not have a skincare regimen or someone looking to try something new. You can read more about this product at for the face. Please make sure you are using a moisturizer during these very cold months because it will dry out the skin.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


I am a bargain hunter like the next person and I love to find great cosmetic buys on a budget. I've been using the ELF brand ever since it came on the market years ago. I was skeptical at first because of the price point but I've found that they have some great products for $1-$3. What I love most about this line is that they are in constant contact wiht their client which is so important because it keeps us coming back for MORE!!. There is a sale almost every single day, I am not kidding. The sales and discounts vary but you can expect 50% off, BOGO, FREE SHIPPING AND FREE PRODUCTS with your order. Please go to their site and sign up. I am always trying out their new products and I will review often for you all.
Makeup Removing Cleansing Clothes. I swear I have about 30 packs of these in my makeup studio now. These are a staple in my kit. They feel great on the skin and they do not irritate my sensitive skin or my clients. They cost but I only buy them when they are 50% off so that I can stock up.
This is my next favorite product that I cannot live without in my kit. I use it to base this eyes as a primer to hold the eyeshadow in mplace all day long. My clients shadow has been known to stay on for a few days if needed LOL. For $1 it's a steal!!!! and when they are 50% off I get them .50.
It has a nice smooth feel and it has Vitamin E for the hydration so that your lips dont dry out or flake. It looks great alone OR on top of a nice lipstick.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Im Back~Here's What I've Been Up To!!

I am so sorry that my last blog post was so long ago. I just want to update you on what has been going on with The Glam Doctor. I've been able to do so many amazing things and work with so many amazing people. I had the pleasure of being the makeup department head on 3 movies of which two have been released ~Blessed and Curse and CornerStore Movie

I've been able to work with a few celebrities~Nelly, Robin Givens, Leon, Drew Sidora, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Brandon T Jackson, JMoss, 21:03, Kierra "KiKi" Sheard, Karen Clark-Sheard, Angela Winbush, Deitrick Haddon, Mali Music, Keith Washington, Sheryl Lee Ralph (I did not do her makeup but I got to touch up her lips lol), worked doing makeup for Aretha's backup dancers and so much more. Wedding and Prom Season has been wonderful. We beautified close to 35 prom girls and 42 brides by the end of October photos coming soon. So The Glam R Us staff has been quite busy. We've given back to a few charities as well this year. The Glam Doctor worked with the following charities The Rhonda Walker Foundation, The Dave Thomas foundation where I was a celebrity chef at Benihanna "wayyy cool" and as always we give United Way a giveaway to use for it's fundraisers at AT&T. This year we are connecting with MDA to raise money by being locked in jail at Hockey Town on Oct 5. We are also the leading makeup team for Impact Network which is the first African American owned Christian Television network. I also got to work with the amazing renowned international photo journalist Monica Morgan who has been a great mentor and friend. I attended The Makeup Show Chicago and had an amazing time , but the highlight of my trip was getting to meet someone whom I've admired from afar Sam Fine. To say the least, we have been very busy!!!! Please check back often as this blog will be updated at least once a week so that I can keep you my fans and clients abreast of the happenings of The Glam Doctor. Look out for product reviews, client spotlights, Bridal Bliss a section where we will talk about brides and their bridal makeup and all of the things that we will have coming up.

Right now you can sign up for two amazing classes that I will be doing October 22. They will be held at Imagine Me Salon in Southfield MI. Class 1 is $85.00 and it is a Basic Makeup Class for the woman that wants to learn to apply her own makeup. It's from 10am-1:30 pm and you only have to pay half to reserve your space in the class , click on the link for more information

Class 2 is a class focusing on how to do your eye makeup "Stunning Eyes" is what's it is called. It's only $55.00 and half is due to hold your space. Click on the link for more information Thank you for continued support. Here are a few photos

R&B Sensation KEM

Makeup: Rashida "The Glam Doctor" Williams

Photographer: Monica Morgan

Me Prepping a few brides