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Melissa McNamara would love to help you find your look at a Core Beauty Workshop for Teens
Jan. 04.

Teen Makeup: What’s All the Buzz About?

Have you noticed that everywhere you look, there is media coverage, documentaries and articles all debating this topic. There seems to be more and more interest in how young women perceive their role in society and how that translates to the way they project themselves to the world.

Melissa McNamara would love to help you find your look at a Core Beauty Workshop for Teens

Well, I’m here to tell you that most teens I meet all want the same thing.  To be respected as individuals, to have their voice heard, and of course, to look their best. How can we as the older generation support our teens in being their best selves?? How about not “telling” them who they should be, but rather letting them discover for themselves who they really, truly are.

At out Teen Core Beauty Workshops, we help these fabulous young ladies to discover just how beautiful they really are, by utilizing a self-discovery exercise that helps them to fully understand how they are truly perceived in this world. We then guide them through makeup artistry tips and techniques to bring out that inner beauty.

What can you do help your tween or teen feel confident and ready to take on the world? Send her to our next Core Beauty Workshop.

Our next Core Beauty Workshop for Teens:   Saturday, February 25th
                                                      12: 00 pm -4:00 pm    Los Angeles, CA     Tuition is $50.00

Sign up for our email list and you’ll receive more information about Core Beauty Workshop for Teens and our entire workshop schedule!  Click here for Core Beauty Workshop Email Newsletter Sign-up.  

Ready to enroll your teens in the workshop NOW?  Ha, ha… we understand!

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Holly Fulger believes in redefining beauty so it works for you
Jan. 04.

Redefining What It Means To Be Beautiful

I want to start my “New Year New You” commitment by redefining beauty. Let’s face it……beauty is complex. There is so much more to beauty then just appearance.  It is so much deeper. Beauty is a reflection of who we are….it begins in our hearts and in our souls and is reflected outwardly. I believe that we intrinsically know this to be true, but all too often we get caught up in what others’ definition of beauty is.  The outside world — particularly the media — presents beauty in very simplistic terms. To our society at large, beauty is all about the physical. Physical attractiveness in our culture is very limited, especially for women. All you have to do is open any magazine, or turn on the television. With few exceptions, women who are presented as beautiful are thin, tall, have relatively perfect facial symmetry, and have spectacular bodies….which usually includes long legs and/or large (or perfect) breasts. A very small number of women actually meet these standards naturally. It’s no wonder many of us often feel less than ideal.

Ultimately, I believe it is up to each and every one of us to determine our own beauty and value.  Many of us never take the time to consider how and why we value ourselves; we base our self-esteem entirely on outside opinions. If we don’t meet the measure of beauty presented to us in the media, we must not be beautiful. So…..I want you to try something. I want you to begin every day by telling yourself that you are beautiful. Challenge yourself to consider your own beauty in new ways. Make “beauty” synonymous with “kindness” or “strength”. Find one thing about yourself each and every day that is beautiful….whether it’s your kindness or your strength…..your smile or your laugh….find one thing. This will help you to appreciate who you are and what you have to give. And, it will help you appreciate your fabulous, beautiful self. Always remember, you are the most beautiful version of you.

Holly Fulger believes in redefining beauty so it works for you

Thanks so much for reading! Please send us a comment. We would love to hear from you! Or, you can email me at corebeautyworkshop AT gmail DOT com. We want to be the ones to help you feel as beautiful and sexy as you deserve to feel! We are committed to you and your beauty. And we would LOVE to see you at a Core Beauty Workshop!! 

And remember, if a group class isn’t your style, you can always learn from us in a private setting.  Just email me, Holly, and we’ll talk about what’s best for you.   Email hollyfulger AT gmail DOT com  Or if you’re in Los Angeles, call 323.864.0608 to schedule an appointment.  See you soon!


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2 Core Beauty Workshops Logo Holly Fulger
Sep. 19.

Core Beauty Workshop Introductory Course

Every woman deserves to feel beautiful at every age!
In your heart, you know that is true.  But do you feel it every day?
Most women don’t.

Holly Fulger and Melissa McNamara

We are Holly Fulger and Melissa McNamara and we invite you to let the Core Beauty Workshops show you how to use your inner beauty to reflect your outer beauty.

In the Core Beauty Workshop Introductory Course, our Core Beauty Reflections (TM) process will help you reveal personal reflections of your deeply personal truths, and how you can use these truths to transform your outer beauty.

What’s really true for you today might be different than what was true for you 5 years ago.  Who you really are might surprise you!

In a very relaxed environment, your class begins with our Core Beauty Reflections Process which will help you will feel more ease and confidence in making some of the smaller decisions about your life.     How much easier would your life be if you had a small daily reminder of what really works for you?  The Core Beauty Reflections process  can help you wake up feeling refreshed, renewed, and knowing how to experience the best of who you REALLY are — every day.

Then, using Swiss developed and American made highest quality skin care products and make-up, our professional makeup artist, Melissa McNamara will take that information about your inner beauty and design a new CUSTOM make-up look to clarify your outer beauty.

Register for Core Beauty Workshop’s New Year New Course
Saturday, January 28th from 11 am – 4 pm.
$50 for early enrollment.  

Watch this footage of an actual Core Beauty Workshop Introductory Course!

Saturday, November 5th from 11 am – 4 pm.

Enroll here!

If you’d like to learn more, keep reading!


“Every woman deserves to feel beautiful!”  Holly Fulger

Professional make-up lessons in a studio can cost you $100 or more – and if the make-up artist has no idea of who you are as a person, you can go home looking like an imitation of the make-up artist – which may or may not be a good thing.

Consider for a moment how much time and money you have wasted on make-up that just wasn’t right for you.  For instance – eyeliner.   In one workshop we watched while one woman’s very small eyes seemed to become larger when she let go of the ”rule”  to use liner under her eyes.  What was true for her was that eyeliner under her eyes did NOT work.   With just a hint of shadow above her eyes and a little mascara, her eyes became more alive and reflected who she really is.

Over a 10 year period of time I (Holly) bought 50 (!) red lipsticks searching for the right red.  Costing between $8 and $35 a piece – that’s a lot of lipstick and a lot of money.

Consider how much time you waste on looks that just “don’t look like me”.  Let an experienced professional assist you in choosing your best colors, your best techniques and let those be a reflection of your inner beauty.

We would be so excited to show you how to make your inner and outer beauty work together!

Here are a few comments from Core Beauty Workshop participants:

“Thank you Core Beauty for an illuminating day!   The Core Beauty Workshop is an amazing way to explore what makes you unique.”  Snow Mack, Los Angeles, CA

“I had such an incredible experience with Core Beauty.”  Suzanne C., Los Angeles, CA

“Sooooo good.  And so good for you!”  Elizabeth C., Los Angeles, CA

Our next workshop is on Saturday, November 5th from 11 am – 4 pm.
Lunch is included and your tuition is just $50 for early enrollment.  ($75 the day of event)

Enrollment Options

Thank you for considering the Core Beauty Workshop Intro Course!
We hope we get to meet you soon!

Read about all of the Core Beauty Workshops here.

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Fashion's Night Out 2011 Beverly Hills Makeover Winner Bathshava Chase - Copy - Copy
Sep. 13.

Fashions Night Out 2011: Core Beauty Workshop Ladies Glam It Up for Beverly Hills!

Core Beauty Workshop Team On the Town
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Core Beauty Workshop Winner Batsheva Chase gets a Makeover from Melissa McNamara for Fashions Night Out

Each one of the Core Beauty Workshop Divas rocked a different look that was inspired by a night of runway glamour in posh Beverly Hills.

Our Core Beauty Workshop Winner Batsheva Chase looked ravishing with her sun kissed skin and copper smokey eyes.  I mixed a little liquid bronzer with her foundation to give her that LA tanned glow without the orange-y Snooki fake tan.  She loved her eyes to look dramatic, so I blended dark brown liner on her lid and combined it with a little copper shadow.  Since she loves drama, I added a strip of lashes to complete the look.

Core Beauty Workshop Speaker Dari McKanzie with Bathshava Chase on Rodeo Drive for fashions Night Out in Beverly Hills

Core Beauty Speaker Dari McKenzie and Makeover Winner Batsheva Chase Showing Off Their New Looks at Fashions Night Out

Dari McKenzie, our Core Beauty Workshop Guest Speaker, really wanted to keep things classy, just like her!  I loved the idea of giving her darker eyeliner in the inner rim and smudging in between the lashes, and finish it off with a strip of lashes. (One of my FAVE looks!)

For Holly Fulger, I gave her a cat eye with individual lashes to go with her signature red lip.  She is all about batting those baby blues and what better way to create more focus than plumping up those lashes!  False lashes are a great way to transform your daytime professional look into an instant “I’m ready to hit the town” diva!

As for me, I love a black, smokey eye…  I’m definitely not afraid to pile it on for the sake of beauty!

Fashions Night Out Beverly HIlls 2011 Holly Fulger and Melissa McNamara

Holly Fulger and Melissa McNamara at Prada on Rodeo Drive

I bet you would like to know how to get these looks, wouldn’t you?  The Core Beauty Workshop on September 24th is the answer to all of your beauty questions!  Click here to learn about all of of our upcoming Core Beauty Workshops.

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Sep. 03.

Fashion’s Night Out 2011: Enter to Win Free Makeover – Read this post to find out how!

YOU can enter to win a free Core Beauty Workshop Makeover and party with us on Thursday, Sept. 8 at Fashion’s Night Out in Beverly Hills! Just enter your email in the box to the right and you’ll be automatically entered in the contest! More details on this video:


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