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Sexy, sultry Kim enters the Scene

Sexy, beautiful Kim entered the scene this summer.  She is showcasing a red, curly wig accented with green eyeshadow and green mascara. More to come!

Sexy, beautiful Kim entered the girlie DC scene this summer. She is showcasing a red, curly wig accented with green eyeshadow and green mascara. More to come!

 
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Posted by on October 12, 2013 in Corsets, Images, Makeover Studio, Makeovers

 

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My First Southern Comfort Conference

I returned late Sunday night from my first Southern Comfort Conference (SCC) after driving over 600 miles from Atlanta, GA, to Washington, DC. My mind is still whirling from four days of total immersion in the trans* community.

Beth dresses in a black top and skirt, black wedge sandals, silver jewelry, and Mulberry Forest Glossy Lip Stain to head down for her first night of networking at SCC.

Beth dresses in a black top and skirt, black wedge sandals, silver jewelry, and Mulberry Forest Glossy Lip Stain to head down for her first night of networking at SCC.

I arrived late Wednesday night to a bustling patio filled with trans-women. My minivan was packed full of Riedel wine glasses, wine, Mary Kay demos and products, Ardyss corsets and shapewear, and one small suitcase of my clothes. After three bell hop carts delivered my wares, I changed and went downstairs to mingle with the ladies, including several I’ve met before in the DC area. I went to bed early by SCC standards between 1 and 2 a.m.

On Thursday, I was completely consumed by preparing for and running my wine education seminar and wine tasting social. Twenty guests attended my wine education seminar and gave me excellent feedback on the information I presented, my presentation style, and personal appearance. Yes, I love getting compliments and trans-women never cease to compliment my appearance! 🙂 We tasted three United States wines during the seminar and used a simplified Court of Master Sommeliers tasting grid to analyze the wines together. The guests enjoyed this so much that one girl even asked for permission to take a photo of my slide!

After my seminar, I had to hurry to set up for the wine tasting social in the bistro area. The hotel graciously provided tables, ice and ice buckets, and standing cocktail tables while SCC volunteers helped me move 15 dozen wine glasses and three cases of wine from my room to the bistro area. My friend Laura and SCC volunteers helped me with many set-up and logistics details. We tasted six wines from the lands of the Romance languages (Spain, France, Italy, Chile, Argentina, Portugal). I’ll post more details of the wine tasting on my zindiva.com website soon. Guests had a great time and many thanked me as they left. After tear down, I was exhausted and went back to my room and fell asleep by 11 p.m.

Beth and Kristin Beck both attended the trans-vets reception on Friday. Kristin recently published the book "Warrior Princess" that described her time on Seal Team 6 and life as a transgender woman.

Beth and Kristin Beck both attended the trans-vets reception on Friday. Kristin recently published the book “Warrior Princess” that described her time on Seal Team 6 and life as a transgender woman.

On Friday, I slept through the seminar I planned to attend on trans-veterans but did make it to lunch, Kristin Beck‘s talk, the trans-veteran’s reception, cocktail hour, dinner, and the Jungle. I met some awesome people at the trans-veteran’s reception including veterans from the Korean and Vietnam eras up to the present and all branches of service. I really hit it off with Christine, who is also a Mary Kay consultant who works primarily with trans-women but also has some genetic girl (GG) clients. She also took photos of the conference and I loved posing at her portable studio on Saturday night. At dinner, I sat with a couple of cute girls, Markee and Raven, who had attended my wine tasting.

Beth had a blast dancing and flirting with trans-women at Jungle, the largest LGBT club in Atlanta.

Beth had a blast dancing and flirting with trans-women at Jungle, the largest LGBT club in Atlanta.

Later that evening, I headed with the SCC ladies via shuttle bus to the Jungle, the largest LGBT club in Atlanta, though about half the size of Town Danceboutique in DC. I had a blast at Jungle, the best night out at a club for me in quite some time. I loved dancing and flirting with the trans-ladies and before I knew it, it was 3 a.m. and time to take the last shuttle back to the hotel. Did I do the smart thing and go to bed? Of course not–it’s SCC! I had a few girls up for some wine and hanging out and stayed up til 6 a.m.!

On Saturday, I slept through the SCC lunch and ate at Maggiano’s across the street.

Laura looks fabulous with her Mary Kay makeover. Despite her hard work on video production and lighting, her makeup stayed put all night!

Laura looks fabulous with her Mary Kay makeover. Despite her hard work on video production and lighting, her makeup stayed put all night!

Then I had a Mary Kay makeup makeover for my friend, Laura, who wanted a simple yet elegant look for the ball. After applying skin care and liquid foundation, I set to work on the fun part–color! Her soft blue eyes invited me to use beautiful golds, browns, and coppers (Honey Spice, Gold Coast, Amber Blaze, Copper Glow) for eyeshadows along with black eyeliner, lash primer, and Lash Love Lash-Lengthening Black Mascara. We created light pink cheeks (Shy Blush) and subtle contouring (Bronzer and Highlight Powder). We finished off her look with the Enchanted Mauve Glossy Lip Stain and the Finishing Spray. I love the limited edition Glossy Lip Stains! The stain stays all night long and into the next day unless removed with eye makeup remover!

Beth gets ready for the ball and the last night of SCC.

Beth gets ready for the ball and the last night of SCC.

After that, I took a nap, applied my Fantasy and Fairytales makeup, then went to dinner, danced, and socialized.

As the final official SCC event, the dance and bar areas drew lots of trans* people.

As the final official SCC event, the dance and bar areas drew lots of trans* people.

With it being the last night of SCC, I made sure to talk to lots of girls and dance with a few too.

It's time to get silly! Beth helps Tiffany, a first-timer, smile for photos by being her silly self.

It’s time to get silly! Beth helps Tiffany, a first-timer, smile for photos by being her silly self.

Then I invited a couple girls up to my room for some wine and I stayed up til 4 a.m. chatting. Yikes–this SCC schedule is nuts!

Sarissa loved her new look and how easy it is to apply.

Sarissa loved her new look and how easy it is to apply.

Sunday morning, Sarissa invited me to join her for breakfast and then she came up to my room for a makeup makeover before my late checkout. She loved her look and the tips she picked up.

I finally got on the road to leave SCC close to 3 p.m. Sunday when there were very few trans* people still at the hotel. I felt like I was leaving almost a ghost town compared to the bustling venue that greeted me when I arrived.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2013 in Makeovers, Parties

 

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Paige @ Play: 1 Makeup Look, 3 Wigs, 3 Totally Different Girls!

Paige 3 Ways!

Paige arrives in drab awaiting the magic and transformation ahead!

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Paige loved the way the foundation made her face look lifted. This photo shows her with skincare on her whole face but foundation on only one side. Can you tell the difference?

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Paige is wearing an Ardyss Slim Shaper ($100) and Panty Reshaper ($85) to model this super short, sexy dress from Wet Seal.

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Paige shows off this long, light brown wig with style. Check out how the choker necklace, Badgley Mischka leather hobo bag, and Guess shoes complete this club look. Elizabeth Taylor earned this gold bag from Mary Kay by working her business!

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Can you say wow?! Paige looks hot! Work it girl!

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Get Paige’s look: Mary Kay @ Play Tuxedo Baked Eye Trio ($10), Black Eyeliner ($12), Lash Primer ($15), Lash Lengthening Mascara ($15), and the latest trend of the Mulberry Forest Glossy Lip Stain ($16)!

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Paige shows off her heels and legs!

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Paige shows off her assets! The Slim Shaper ($100) and Panty Reshaper ($85) enhance her figure to create those scrumptious curves!

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Outfit change! Paige selects a blonde bob, a black cardigan, and jeans for her next look, which she loves.

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With the same smoking hot makeup look, Paige becomes the girl next door with a wig and outfit change. Amazing!

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Paige and Beth joke about her soccer mom image in this wig and outfit. 🙂

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Uh, oh! Look at that cutie! She’s having fun and it shows! It looks like we may have saved the best look for last!

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Paige is a natural beauty in this curly, dirty-blonde wig! She wears this look effortlessly.

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Paige, Benita, and Beth all decided this was their favorite wig look for Paige. She wears the wig with ease and confidence.

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Paige’s cheekbones are enhanced by using bronzer ($12) and highlight powder ($12) in addition to blush ($12).

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Paige meticulously applied layers of the Mulberry Forest Glossy Lip Stain ($16) with a Mary Kay flat-tip Concealer brush ($10). She cut in the edges of her lips for definition by approaching the lip edge with the brush at a sharp angle.

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Accessories like the white rose with black trim and the one-of-a-kind pearl necklace add a flirty, fun look.

 

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New On-Trend Look: Enchanted Forest

Dawn, before her makeover

Dawn, before her makeover from Mary Kay’s limited edition Fairytales and Fantasy line

Dawn glows after her Enchanted Forest makeover by Elizabeth Taylor

Dawn glows after her Enchanted Forest makeover by Elizabeth Taylor

Elizabeth Taylor plans Dawn's Enchanted Forest look with her.

Elizabeth Taylor plans Dawn’s Enchanted Forest look with her.

Elizabeth Taylor applies foundation to Dawn's face to create a neutral canvas to build her color look

Elizabeth Taylor applies foundation to Dawn’s face to create a neutral canvas to build her color look

Elizabeth Taylor focuses on getting every detail of Dawn's look just right

Elizabeth Taylor focuses on getting every detail of Dawn’s look just right

Elizabeth uses the new Smoke and Shimmer wand in Enchanted Mauve on Dawn's eyelids, the new Kohl Eyeliner in Mulberry Forest, a touch of black eyeliner, crystalline eye shadow, lash primer, and Lash Love Lengthening Mascara.

Elizabeth uses the new Smoke and Shimmer wand in Enchanted Mauve on Dawn’s eyelids, the new Kohl Eyeliner in Mulberry Forest, a touch of black eyeliner, crystalline eye shadow, lash primer, and Lash Love Lengthening Mascara.

Dawn's makeup is finished with contouring, translucent powder, and the Enchanted Mauve lip gloss stain.

Dawn’s makeup is finished with contouring, finishing spray, and the new Enchanted Mauve lip gloss stain.

 
 

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Grand Opening Celebration of Elizabeth Taylor’s Makeover Studio

Elizabeth Taylor's Makeover Studio features beautiful shoes from size 8 to size 15, designer purses, and 8 wigs

Elizabeth Taylor’s Makeover Studio features beautiful shoes from size 8 to size 15, designer purses, and 8 wigs

Join me in celebrating the Grand Opening of my Makeover Studio on Friday, August 16, in Alexandria, VA, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.!

Socialize with friends while enjoying food, drinks, giveaways, and discounts on all my Mary Kay skin care & makeup and Ardyss Corsets and Shapewear! Pamper yourself with complimentary corset fittings and makeup demo and play areas!

To make sure there’s plenty of food and drink for all, guests are requested to bring a food or alcoholic beverage item to share. 🙂 This event is LGBT-friendly including trans-friendly. 🙂

***Check out these Reshaping, Makeup, and Skin Care Pampering Stations!***

~~Corset and Shapewear Station: Get your perfect hourglass figure in 10 minutes with a professional corset and shapewear fitting! 30 minute appointment slots available starting at 6 p.m.

~~Fantasy & Fairytale Makeup Station: Check out the latest on-trend colors from Mary Kay’s “Fantasy and Fairytales” limited edition collection!

~~Mary Kay at Play Color Station: Create a fun new look with the brand new “Mary Kay at Play” color line, totally youthful, fun, and dramatic looks at just $10 per item!

~~Mini-Spa Station: Treat your hands and lips and make them super soft with Satin Hands and Lips!

**Save 10% on my entire makeup, skin care, and body reshaping product lines all weekend long in honor of my Grand Opening Party! Sale begins Thursday, 15 August through Sunday, 18 August! Free nationwide shipping on all orders over $50! Order via text, email, or facebook message**

Check out the designer purses and wigs!

Check out the designer purses and wigs!

***Here’s the Evening Lineup*** 
– 6 p.m. Complimentary corset and body shaper fittings beginning at 6 p.m. Reserve your 30-min time slot now! 🙂
-7 p.m. Party start time!
-8 p.m. First drawing for free prizes and extra discounts on makeovers and products
-9:30 p.m. Second drawing for free prizes and extra discounts on makeovers and products
-11 p.m. Afterparty!!! Freddie’s BeachBar? Ziegfeld’s/Secrets? Somewhere else? We’ll play it by ear!

Contact me at elizabeth.taylor.makeover@gmail.com to schedule your corset appointment, RSVP, or order products!

I hope to see you soon! To being absolutely fabulous!

 
 

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Shopping and Cocktails with the Girls!

What a perfect day yesterday! I shopped for clothes to add to my crossdresser wardrobe and had some great finds including dresses, skirts, camisoles, blouses, and a cardigan. Great prices too! 🙂 In the evening, I met up with a group of tgirls and admirers at a lounge in DC, where we sipped on custom girly cocktails and chatted for hours!

Several of the girls asked me questions about the corsets and other body shapers that I feature. Brandy asked if I had a “corset bar” in my studio. I told her that I have four styles of corsets for a wide range of sizes as well as panty reshapers to lift and round the butt. Leigh mentioned how much she loves corsets. Since I was wearing my Body Magic shaper, I showed the girls the quality of the garment, which they admired.

Christine complimented my makeup as she left. I had applied a neutral, bright, fun look used the creme eye shadows of apricot twist, iced cocoa, and pale pink; black eyeliner; Lash Love Lengthening mascara–love it!; and neutral lips. I absolutely LOVE owning all the Mary Kay eyeshadows so I can play and create new looks!

Throughout the evening, we talked about lots of other girly things too, but my lips are sealed! 🙂 To get involved with the tgirls in DC, check out tgirlnation.com and http://www.meetup.com/DC-TransLadies-Community/

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2013 in Corsets, Makeovers, Parties

 

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Having a Blast with Barbie!

Every crossdresser wants something a little different from a makeover: more passable, glamour, natural look, and Barbie. Yes, Barbie! One of my current clients loves looking “a little trashy” and wanted to go for a Barbie look. I scoured the images on Google of Barbie dolls and Barbie makeup styles and decided on a Barbie makeup look: smoky eyes with light pink on the eyelid.

The Makeup Look: I used Pale Pink cream eye shadow on the lid, Beach Blonde cream eye shadow on the highlight, and Black Pearl mineral eye shadow of the crease. I used the smudger brush with the Black Pearl to create a smoky eye look. We finished off Barbie’s eyes with black eyeliner, Lash Primer, and Ultimate Mascara. For lips, we went for a touch dramatic, outlining her lips with Spiced Tea lip liner to make them a touch larger, and filling in with lip liner. Then we added the bright pink Hibiscus Lip Stick and Pink Sateen Lip Gloss. We used the Translucent loose powder to set her makeup.

The Hair: We used a long blonde wig with a touch of black streaks from my collection. The hair is a touch wavy and looks great on Barbie with it over one shoulder. This is definitely not the wig to wear if the goal is to be passable!

The Clothes: Barbie already owned a bright pink and back miniskirt and a lacy black top with 3/4 length sleeves. We added a black, stretchy belt, and a one-of-a-kind teal necklace. She donned black tights with a small pattern on them and black pumps. Super sexy!

The Barbie Attitude: As the makeover progressed, Barbie’s mood and presentation began to change to match her outward image. She became more flirty and into girl talk. She sauntered down the hall with confidence, one foot in front of the other, hips swaying. She flipped her hair over one shoulder and looked back at me, perfectly posed for the camera. She leaned against the door frame, embodying her flirty personality.

Barbie tried on a couple of other wigs and outfits, which she promptly declared “Soccer Mom” because of the comparatively conservative and flattering bob cut. And just as quickly as the wig change, she changed to present more as her version of Soccer Mom, looking cute and sexy but much more subdued than Barbie. I was thrilled when Soccer Mom changed back into Barbie for girl talk and wine downstairs with another genetic girl (GG) and me. I loved the Barbie girl time and was a touch bored by Soccer Mom in comparison. I can’t wait to visit with Barbie again and find out what other type of look she wants!

 
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Posted by on June 4, 2013 in Makeovers

 

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