Friday, December 2, 2016

Applying individual lashes! So much easier than you think!

The holiday season always makes us want to add a little extra glam to our make-up.  It's so fun to WOW them at a Christmas or New Year's Eve party with a more dramatic look.  In this video, Jane Iredale shows you how easy these are to apply....and nothing add more gorgeous drama than full, luxurious lashes.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Two new brands at BCC

I've got two new brands to share with you.  First is Esquire Grooming!  It's a men's grooming line from CHI.  Esquire is a complete line for men, including everything from shampoo to styling products and clippers, combs and brushes.  If you haven't yet found a great gift for the men in your life, check out Esquire!  He'll love it!


Per-fekt is just what it sounds like.  It's healthy beauty simplified and contains no mineral oil, fragrance, paraben or gluten!  Their products include a Smoothing Shimmer Gel in 3 "just off the beach" shades, a Skin Perfection with SPF 30 and a Lash Building & Lengthening Gel.  If you love healthy skin products that add a touch of shimmer, check out Per-Fekt!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Winter...make some little changes to your beauty routine.

Winter can be a glorious, festive time of the year.  Snuggling on the couch in a cozy blanket with a warm cocoa or hot toddy and a great movie is just one of the wonderful perks of the cold season.  But, winter can bring challenges to your beauty care routine to keep your hair, skin and nails looking their best.  Take a few moments to read these tips...small changes that bring beautiful results.

Everyone's scalp dries out in the winter.  If you're finding flakes this time of the year, a weekly (or more often) dandruff shampoo should be your first change.  Be sure you get a quality shampoo that treats your hair kindly as it tackles the dry scalp.  Matrix Biolage ScalpSync is a great one.  If you like a sulfate-free shampoo, try Thermafuse Thermadan Sulfate-free Dandruff Relief.

Use a heavy-duty moisturizer from head-to-toe.  Apply it right after your shower or bath, while your skin is still damp to increase your moisture retention.  Even if your skin is normally fine, the dry, cold air of winter can have it feeling tight and itchy, so apply it every day.  Hempz Pure Hemp Ultra-hydrating Herbal Body Moisturizer or Cuccio Butter Blends (comes in 7 delightful scents).

Don't forget your lips.  The sensitive skin of your lip area needs extra protection at this time of year to avoid chapping and cracking.  If you already can feel it, it may be time for Qtica Intense Lip Repair Balm.  If you want prevention, then LaLicious' Lip Butter is perfect!

Fight the frizz and fly-away strands.  Keeping your hair soft and silky during this time of year can be a little challenging, so applying an anti-frizz lotion or spray to your hair is essential.    Redken Frizz Dismiss Lotion Spray or OSIS+ Tame Wild Smoothing Anti-Frizz cream are both great!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Take a little ME time!


If you're like me, holiday preparations can leave you feeling a little Grinch-y!  Between shopping, decorating, baking, kids out of school, the job and the extra social events, you have very little "me" time...and that's NOT good.  So...get out the fragrant bath salts and scrubs and a deliciously scented candle and fill the tub with steaming, soothing water.  Today, give yourself a treat!  You've earned it!  Don't tell yourself you don't have time.  Don't let anything interfere.  Set aside an hour tonight.  Then relax away the season's stress.  It's my plan for tonight and I promise you it will be worth it!

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Parabens???

Beauty Care Choices has licensed cosmetologists as our customer service staff.  They get asked all types of questions each day, but one of the most common is, "What is Paraben?" or "Does it matter if it is paraben free?"

Paraben is the most commonly used preservative in the world of cosmetics and personal care products as well as in the food and drug categories.  Paraben is an inexpensive mix of acid and alcohol of p-hydroxybenzoic acid that effectively extends the shelf life of a product by preventing bacteria growth.  You can find them everywhere in your daily life; in soap, face and body moisturizers, deodorant, hair styling products, and even shaving cream.

While the FDA still approves the use of Paraben (with an advisory note to use as small a quantity as possible), it does not mean that you have to use it.  First, be sure to look at the ingredient list of any beauty or personal care products that you purchase.  Parabens are usually easy to spot as it includes “Paraben” at the end of the ingredient name.  Many beauty product companies are now using the extracts and oils of select plants and flowers known to have anti-bacterial properties.  The one caution...since these are organic products, be sure to check the expiration date.

Now you know!  If you ever have a question on a product we sell, how to use a product or ingredient, just call us.  (866) 409-7227.  Se habla espanol!