Glam Squad ~ makeupbyalecia Blog

NEW Airbrush Tan - Quick Results!!

Booking now to launch our BRAND NEW RAPID TAN!!! This top of the line new product will give you the same gorgeous color we've always given you but, get this in just 2 hours!!! Wait a maximum of 3 hours for deeper, darker color!! Amazing!!! Color will still keep developing up to 8 hours after initial spray but you can now shower within 2-3 hours of your Airbrushing!!! In a pinch and want color for an event at night?! We now can have you ready in same day!! Or maybe the process of spray tanning isn't for you?... Now its quicker than ever?! Remember that at Aloha Tan we always give the you the best product and are always on top of the newest & best ways to get bronzed!!!

We have only a handful of appts available at special pricing for Tuesday July 10th!!

Give us a call 831-384-2373

makeupbyalecia Budoir

The Glam Squad has now teamed up with talented photographer Liza Linsao Photography. She has had a couple photography marathons and plans to do more. No need for a lot of skin to show but most clients were doing it as a surprise gift for their husbands or significant other. They all had birthdays or anniversaries coming up. It is such a fun collaboration and If you've ever thought about doing anything like this, definitely give it a go! Most the women felt it was a bucket list adventure and had never taken photos like this before. There will be more to come!

Check out makeupbyalecia or Liza Linsao photography online or on Facebook

Community Involvement

Great Scholarship program for local women by the Carmel Women's Club! I so glad that Aloha Tan and makeupbyalecia could be a part of it.

Bride's Choice Awards 2012

{Serving the Central Coast,CA} – January 23, 2012 – WeddingWire, the nation's leading wedding Marketplace, is excited to announce Aloha Tan has been selected to receive the prestigious WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ 2012 for Beauty & Health!

The esteemed annual awards program recognizes the top local wedding vendors from the WeddingWire Network who demonstrate excellence in quality, service, responsiveness and professionalism within the wedding industry. While many industry awards are selected by the organization, Aloha Tan was selected based on its stellar reviews from past newlywed clients.

Aloha Tan is recognized as part of the top five percent of wedding professionals in the WeddingWire local vendor community, comprised of over 200,000 wedding professionals throughout the United States and Canada. The Bride’s Choice Award recognizes the best local wedding vendors across 20 service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers, based on their overall professional achievements throughout the past year.

“WeddingWire is thrilled to honor the success of the top-rated wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community,” said Timothy Chi, CEO, WeddingWire. “Since the launch of the Bride’s Choice Awards™ program four years ago, thousands of outstanding wedding professionals have been recognized by the bridal community for their supreme service and dedication to the wedding industry. It is with great pleasure that we congratulate Aloha Tan for their continued professionalism and commitment to enriching the wedding planning experience for engaged couples.”

We are happy to announce that Aloha Tan is one of the very best Beauty & Health within the WeddingWire Network, which includes leading wedding planning sites WeddingWire, Project Wedding,, Martha Stewart Weddings, and Weddingbee. We would like to thank our past clients for taking the time to review our business on WeddingWire. Thanks to their positive feedback we were able to receive the WeddingWire Bride’s Choice Awards™ for 2012. For more information, please visit our WeddingWire Storefront today at

To learn more about the Bride's Choice Awards™, please visit

About WeddingWire, Inc.
WeddingWire™, the nation's leading marketplace serving the $70 billion wedding industry, is the only online wedding planning resource designed to empower both engaged couples and wedding professionals. For engaged couples, WeddingWire offers the ability to search, compare and book over 200,000 reviewed wedding vendors, from wedding venues to wedding photographers. WeddingWire also offers a comprehensive suite of online planning tools for weddings, including wedding websites and wedding checklists, all at no charge. For wedding professionals, WeddingWire is the only all-in-one marketing platform for businesses online and on-the-go. WeddingWire offers one simple solution to build a professional network, improve search visibility, manage social media and reach mobile consumers. Businesses that advertise with WeddingWire appear on, and other leading sites, including (NYSE: MSO), and

Attention Brides of 2012

Hello all brides of 2012 - We have amazing deals for hair, makeup and tanning for this year. We feature VIP discounted rated rates for all waxing needs before the wedding and are on board with Betty Bows who hand crafts gorgeous bridal hair pieces. Most of our work can be found online on Facebook, which we are able to update constantly with new events we work our magic on!

Find us - Yelp Us!
Aloha Tan
Toni Michelle Salon
Betty Bows
Uniquely Sheek

Cream Eyeshadow

I love cream eye shadows! They can be used as an eye shadow base or as eye shadow. I prefer always packing a cream shadow with a powder shadow to secure and have it look the best but they are great to use alone in a pinch for shadow. I am trying these new Maybelline mousse feeling creams.. So we shall see how they work. They are nice and pigmented which gives a great effect on color! I like my shadows to be true to color and not fade and these seem to have that quality... I will be using these over the next couple days and seeing how the wear throughout the day and how my powder shadows work with them.

New Interesting Info on our amazing Airbrush Formula

Aloha Tan has 2 amazing formulas for their Airbrush Tanning—Original and Age Defying!
We are available in shop and for House Calls! Check us out on our websites for more info and pricing or feel free to give us a call!

We are available for Airbrush Parties Too!

Cool Tip: Our Spray Tan is used by some amazing Stars!!
Mariah Carey - Sofia Vergara - Carrie Underwood - Kim Kardashian

♥ ♥ Our spray tan, just know its the BEST!!!! ♥ ♥

Book your spray tan appts now

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Best Spray Tan!!!

So Amazing!!
Confirmation we have the BEST Spray Tan ... Our spray tan known as 'Best of the Best' by Allure Magazine three years in a row!!! Our brand just wrapped there work on Dancing with the Stars and promo'd on some other popular ABC shows.. Suburgatory & Modern Family!!! Wooohooo!! You have to come to Aloha Tan and try it out!!
If you've had it, share the great news to your friends!!!

Bring your Christmas List and a friend! There is something for everyone!
We will have Aloha tan will be here with spray tans and amazing make up, get a clean start on the holidays with waxing services by Brittney, add some kick to your hair...... with Michelle of Toni Michelle Salon who will be applying feathers and tinsel for your hair, wonderful handbags, inspiring jewelry and charms with Jewel Kade, Betty bows with custom handmade bows and headbands, beautiful Willow House products, yummy treats by Hollywood Cupcakes, Tastefully Simple samples, and Shannon with her fabulous portable boutique Uniquely Sheek!! A portion of the proceeds will be donated to My Myseum come help us support a wonderful cause!!
MY Museum - Monterey County Youth Museum425 Washington Street, Monterey, CA 93940

A cold glass of water.

I'm here to give the 411 on moisturizing your acne. Yes that's right your number one defense against acne is moisture! Your skin needs a good balance of oil and water to keep up it's protective barrier. If you have oily/acneic skin you probably use products like Benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid that dry up oils left on the skin. Well take a look at this, well balanced skin needs oil & water. When you starve your skin of water your skin protects itself by creating more oil. Yep you just caused your own skin to create MORE oil. Out of desperation to dry up those oils you throw on a clearing spot treatment and dry out your skin some more. So your skin defends itself once again by doing the only thing it can do, make more oil!!!! Your skin is like a little overzealous factory pumping as much oil as it can muster to hydrate and protect it. What can you do? Give your skin that drink of water its begging for! A good lightweight or oil free moisturizer is what it needs. As soon as your skin thirst is quenched it will put its oil factory on hold. Also a good moisturizing mask will do the trick. Find your moisture "balance" and your skin will thank you for it.

Concorso Italiano, Bentley Debut, Philip Treacy Hats & London

Well, it was on the calendar early in the year, I was waiting, and then the BIG Weekend finally came and passed. It was such a great experience! I was the Key Makeup Artist for 2 big shows.... Concorso Italiano was early Friday morning August 19th and the girls rocked metals and fishtail braids!! The event was amazing and so much fun...
The very next day, I was tired but headed to Pebble Beach for a "top secret" Party... that was the only thing, they did not allow any phones or cameras inside the Pebble Beach-Beach Club so I don't have many pictures to showcase. This Show was produced by a company based out of London. They debuted the new 2012 Bentley using international hat designer, Philip Treacy, and his unique hats. His hats were amazing! Treacy even designed a hat using the Bentley logo placed boldly on top. The whole event was perfection. For this show the look was given to me, Robert Palmer "Addicted to Love", it was an iconic music video from the 80's... think black eyes, fair skin, and bold, juicy red lips. The models in the video sway unrythmicly from side to side with no emotion. This look fit perfect with show, which had the models walking to opera music, surrounding the New Bentley, which was completely covered!! I had such a blast working with the entire cast and crew, United Productions, Philip Treacy, Doug Lee with California Models and Talent. Great Opportunity so excited for the future!!!

Waxing vs. Shaving

How often do you shave? Everyday? 3 times a week? Well not anymore, waxing is your new best friend. Imagine a world where there's no regrowth for 2-3 weeks!! Yes that is right, 2-3 weeks!! When you shave you take the hair off at the base where it is the thickest. So when it grows back it's even thicker than before!Waxing removes the hair from the root. Over time waxing thins the hair so less grows back. Waxing helps to exfoliate your skin as well, leaving it silky smooth. So when should you start to wax.... NOW is the time to start! Fall and winter usually have us wearing pants and shirts with sleeves, so no worries that anyone will notice as you are getting your hair on a waxing schedule!! Have gorgeous, hair-less skin!

NEW Airbrush Tan offered!!! Now 2 Airbrush Tans offered @ Aloha Tan

"FOREVER YOUNG" is a new airbrush tan we will add to our list of services. This new spray tanning solution allows for gorgeous luminous color while leaving your skin silky smooth, it is filled with only the best ingredients!! Vitamins, antioxidants, premium extracts, and collagen boosting serums to give your body a rejuvenation treatment and keep it "forever young"!!!

multivitamin power recovery® masque

multivitamin power recovery® masque

Our weather has been so crazy!! One day its sunny, the next its rainy and windy- with the weather all over the place our skin has a hard time. I have found that I have been more frequent to break outs but this mask has helped me. Find the time to do it.... At night while watching your favorite show or in the morning while drinking your coffee or tea.

Local Glam Squad!!!

"Need Hair, Makeup & Tanning for your big day???

You have portraits being done, a big event, wedding, a dance...?

I wanted to let you know we have amazing packages that help you get all of that done! We are local and have space for in-salon Bridal parties as well as travel all over the Monterey Bay for our Wedding Services.

If interested please contact me and I will email our Packages!! Hope to be your Glam Squad!!"

Concealer- Tips and Tricks

Concealer- Tips and Tricks: "Concealer- Before or After your foundation?
It actually varies and there is no real right or wrong way to do this...
If you use your concealer for under the eyes and use a lighter shade or it is best to do this before your foundation so you can conceal under eye circles but not have a drastic color difference. The foundation over the top will allow the face to look even again BUT don't overblend because sometimes putting the foundation back over will take some of the concealer back off...Don't be afraid to add a little concealer back to the under eye if need be.
Sometimes concealer is overdone...If you put your foundation on first you may notice many areas are already evened out, then with a concealer that matches your skin tone you can add a little coverage where needed!"


makeupbyalecia: "New tip- want to look natural but still need help evening the look and color of your skin OR going to spend your day by the pool and don't wanna fuss with makeup but still want to cover up a bit
TRY a tinted moisturizer. It's one easy step. It has a tiny bit of foundation mixed with a moisturizer and typically will have some sunscreen too!!!! It's great for your skin and still helps to even everything out naturally!"