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An Update from us on COVID-19

An Update from us on COVID-19

At 1KMEG PR via MyStyleLive we’re learning as we go, too. Here are some best practices and notes we thought might be helpful as you communicate with your customers, followers, and community.

Keep your subscribers informed. Make sure they’re aware of any changes in your day-to-day operations or modified business hours.

Highlight delivery and takeout options. Sharing your delivery and takeout options will put customers at ease and help keep revenue coming.

Run a gift card promotion. Remind customers that you offer gift cards, or run a promo or special offer on gift cards. This will help bring in revenue now, and help to bring traffic through the door in the future when the pandemic concerns calm down.

Reassure your customers. Let your customers know about all of the precautions you’re taking to help reduce the virus spread. Include any additional cleaning measures or staffing adjustments, and reassure them that you’re safe to do business with.

Stay engaged with your social following. More people will be staying at home, so your social media channels provide a captive audience opportunity. Use Social Posting and Scheduling to keep followers engaged.


Char Dennis, MBA
1KMEG PR via MyStyleLive

Dear Customers,

Dear Customers,

We want to assure you that we take the health and well-being of our community, customers, and associates very seriously. Like you, we’re closely monitoring the quickly developing effects of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we will practice social distancing. We have temporarily closed our store to protect and care for those who work with us, our customers, and the public.

We will miss seeing you in our store, but we’re still open online 24/7, where service remains uninterrupted. You can also find us on our social channels to keep updated.

We are all in this together. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and will follow guidance from public health officials and government agencies, so we can continue to support our customers and communities as needed.

For more information about COVD-19 and what you can do to keep healthy and safe, visit the Centers for Disease Control at or your local health department’s website.

Char Dennis

How to Determine Your Skin Type

Skin experts divide skin types into these 5 categories: normal, dry, oily, combination, and sensitive. Mine is combination, and I’ve been using all my skin products accordingly since I was 13.

I’ll take you through a simple 10-minute trick to find out what type is yours. All you need is a paper tissue and a bit of patience.

Step 1. If the tissue has multiple layers, separate them; we only need 1.

Step 2. Wash your face and don’t apply makeup for a few hours so that it returns to its natural state.

Step 3. Apply the thin layer on the tissue to your face and tap all over it with your fingers so the tissue sticks. Leave it on for 10 minutes.

Step 4. Take off the tissue and look for oil stains. Here’s what they indicate.

If oil stains cover more than 50% of the tissue, then you have oily skin.

If you can hardly find any oil marks, it means you’ve got dry skin.

If there’s a T-shaped stain from where the tissue touched your forehead and nose, your skin is either normal or combination.

And if in addition to any of these, you’ve got any reaction on your skin, such as red/pink spots from the tissue, then we’re dealing with sensitive skin.

Check for the skin type every time you’re buying a new product!

3 Secrets of Wedding Makeup

Getting ready for the big day! And now it’s time to choose a makeup artist and make an appointment.

I’ve had my sister and 2 best friends get married wearing my makeup and I’ve been a makeup consultant at over 40 weddings since. Here are 3 things this experience has taught me that I think you should know too.

1. Don’t try to get the exact same makeup you saw in a magazine

In my experience, this has been a reason for tons of failures. That’s because the woman in the magazine doesn’t have your hair, your dress, and most definitely she doesn’t have your face shape and features.

Instead, pin all the options you love on a Pinterest board or in an old-fashioned scrapbook. Take it to your makeup artist and find the perfect solution for your face, body, and style together. This takes us to #2.

2. Never skip the pre-wedding trial run

If you think it’s unimportant and you’re just wasting your money, I’m sorry to tell you this is not the case.

We all want the big day to be perfect. We know it won’t be perfect anyway but the least we can do is try. A pre-wedding hair and makeup trial is a way to foresee tons of potential mistakes and avoid them.

First of all, you’ll see how this particular makeup fits your own and very unique face.

Second of all, you’ll know how it feels to wear it for an entire day, whether it’s too heavy or just fine.

And this leads us to the third point: does your makeup survive till night? Make sure to eat and drink all you can on the trial day, as well as hug and kiss all the time. You need some bulletproof makeup, and that’s no joke!

3. Try to hide that you’re the bride

Artists overcharge for wedding makeup all the time and that’s not fair. I’ve seen over 150% of increased price just for the word bride. Unless you know your makeup artist very well, don’t tell them that it’s for your own wedding.

Go to the trial with your Pinterest board as if you want it for a different special occasion or you’re going to a wedding as a guest on the trial day. Then, if you like it, make another appointment for the big day and clarify how much you’re going to pay.

Show up in your dress and stay confident. If nothing would’ve changed, you didn’t need to tell anything about your webbing.

How to Protect Your Hair from the Sun

I’ve been lucky to spend most summers of my life at my aunt’s country house in a hot and sunny region. The sun gives you so much energy and joy, le alone all the Vitamin D. But the exposure isn’t all that good for your hair and your skin. Today we’ll go over the hair part.

I’ve tried all the methods in the world to protect my hair from direct sunlight. I’ve covered them with all kinds of hats and headbands. Yet, you can’t live your life with a covered head. At some point, it just becomes too much. That’s why I have this to-do list for the hot season.

1. Trim your hair more frequently

It’s crazy how the malnourished ends react to the heat. The reaction will then spread all the way to the roots unless you take care of them at the very beginning of the season.

2. Avoid extra heat

The sun is already getting to you with its hat, so at least don’t add to it. Use blow dryers and flat irons as little as possible. Or at least choose the light mode.

3. Don’t forget your conditioner

Your conditioner not only moisturizes, but also protects your hair. Look for a brand that allows the most frequent use and try to stick to it.

And that’s my top 3. Share the post on your social media and add your magic method of protecting hair from the Sun.

Flat or Wavy: How to Decide

I’m leaving curly out to dedicate a separate post to my favorite and the most difficult shape of the hair. Let this one be just about straight and wavy.

Before getting to choose any hairstyle, remind yourself about the natural structure of your hair. That’s most likely what suits you best. But it’s not a reason to not try anything else. So go ahead and choose your next hairstyle counting in these factors:

1. Length

The longer your hair, the more space you have for waves. Use it! See, women with shorter often straighten their hair to make it look longer. With really long hair, you can curl your hair all you want.

2. Thickness

Here’s the rule: the thicker-the straighter. Straightening is the last thing you want to do to thin hair: it will look even thinner. But the thicker it gets, the better straight styles start to look.

3. Face shape

Basically, there’s no restriction as to what hair you can wear with a certain shape of the face. But there are some patterns you might want to check for yourself. Waves usually look great around triangular faces. People with round faces tend to straighten their hair more often. And lighter waves are a great choice if you have a square face.

What’s your hairstyle for this season? Share the article on your page and post a selfie to show us!

How Practicing the Catwalk Helps You in Life

Runway models to the catwalk for a living, and practicing all the time makes sense. But why should you practice the catwalk as well when it doesn’t pay you?

Here are the 4 reasons why I do it.

1. Improve your posture

I once saw in a movie (was it The Princess Diaries? I’m not sure) how a grandmother was teaching her granddaughter to walk with a book on her head to keep her back straight. I wish my grandma was like that. It took me years to get slouching completely out of my system. Now I regularly practice the catwalk to keep my posture perfect.

2. Stay confident and sexy

When doing the catwalk, I can’t help myself feeling like a superstar on a runway. There was a study proving how a good posture and a neat walk make you look about 30% more appealing. And here’s the best part: you look better to yourself, too. I’m not sure how it works, but basically, you start treating yourself as a much more valuable person.

3. Nail those heels

Seriously, how do you walk like a regular next-door girl in high heels? You’re at the bottom, woman! Act accordingly. A regular walk makes your outfit look cheaper, so you should think about giving yourself the touch of a runway model.

These are my top reasons, but you might have yours. Maybe, after all, you aspire to become a top model. So start practicing today!

Time to Play Dress-Up!

I don’t have my own kids (yet?) but I have 2 adorable nieces and a sweel tiny nephew. I watch the little girls once a week, and the boy will be joining us soon as he grows up. Now, all we do during the one day we have together is play dress-up. Here’s why.

When I first decided I’ll play dress-up with the girls, I did expect them to get excited. But it never had occurred to me that this could become a weekly thing, and a favorite one! I thought they would get tired after 3-4 dress-up days at most, but this just isn’t what happened. Instead, they changed the way I looked at this game.

I, like every other fashionista, have a very large, yet a limited wardrobe. But the great thing about playing dress-up is how we manage to reimagine every single piece of garment.

Have you seen those DIY videos where an old shirt turns into a super trendy new dress without a single cut or stitch? Well, that’s nothing compared to what my little nieces’ imagination creates.

After 14 months of dress-up with only one week missed due to me getting cold and not wanting to expose my nices, I came to believe that big brand name designers with the most original ideas for their collections just play dress-up with kids for inspiration.

These tiny creatures create combinations that no adult would think of. Yet, those turn out incredibly beautiful!

I’ve now taught myself to think like a literal child. And now it turns out that my cheetah print leggings go perfectly with my rose gold top. This is something I would never dare try on before. I would be afraid it would look super cheap. But do you know how it actually looks? Bold, extravagant, and plain gorgeous. I just had to pick the right cheetah print with the top of the right fabric.

Today, I dare you to wake up your inner child and play dress-up. You won’t believe how it’s going to turn out.