Thursday, September 21, 2017

Godefroy...for great eyebrows and lashes easily!

We often give tips about how to define your brows or apply mascara.  Now I want to introduce you to another way to keep eyelashes and eyebrows looking great without daily effort.  They are products from Godefroy.

28-day mascara is permanent eyelash tint that is a safe and gentle gel formula that delivers rich, long lasting color that lasts up to 4 weeks! It takes less than a minute to apply and is Cosmetology Board approved. The tint color is black.  You do one eye at a time and brush on like mascara, applying first the colorant and then the gel activator.  You can do both the upper and lower lashes.

Instant Eyebrow Tint comes in four shades (light, medium and dark brown and natural black) and takes about two minutes.  If you have stubborn grey hairs, it will take slightly longer.  Each kit contains three applications.  The color will last up to six weeks.  We say six weeks because eyebrow hair tends to recycle...hairs fall out and new ones grow.

Godefroy also has a lash curling gel and tint colors for beards and mustaches!  Take a look!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Why use a heat protectant?

Let's be honest - no one rolls out of bed in the morning with flawless hair. Most of us go to great lengths to achieve a hair style that makes us look and feel our best.  There is, also, a far better chance of having a successful day if we feel good about ourselves first. So Glam On!

We do pay a price for our styling.  Hair really takes a thrashing from the beautification processes we use like blow drying, straightening, curling, or crimping.  And, if we do this almost daily, it will leave tresses seriously damaged. The constant heat exposure will cause the Keratin proteins, which give hair it's strength and elasticity, to break down.  This results in evaporation of  vital moisture from the inside of the hair. The outer surface (cuticle) of the hair cracks, frays, and frizzes. Pigments, which give hair color, can also change as a result.  Not to mention if you happen to heat style on wet hair, the steam will blast through your hair's structure, destroying it.

So let's counter the damage with education: Why use Thermal Protection?

Thermal protection can make a dramatic difference in minimizing heat damage.  It contains helping ingredients such as natural oils that have low thermal conductivity, meaning they coat hair fibers, allowing heat to transfer slowly. A good thermal protectant will:
  • Allow for hair to be more manageable and touchable.
  • Add moisture to your hair, preventing the loss of natural moisture.
  • Form a barrier over the cuticle on the hair strand,  minimizing heat damage.
  • Smooth the cuticle on the hair shaft; making hair less porous and,  therefore,  less likely to frizz in humidity.
Here's how to choose Thermal Protection:

Look for products that contain Argan oil, Coconut oil, or Olive oil, as these oils have nourishing properties that protect hair and condition. Once you have the right product for your hair, always read the directions. The most common directions will recommend that you spritz or use a dollop of thermal protectant on damp hair before blow drying and using heat tool styling.

Tested and True Tips:
  • Allow some air dry time if possible.
  • Switch it up and blow dry with cooler air, it may take longer but it closes the cuticle and leaves hair shiny.
  • Give hair breaks from heat tool styling.
  • Separate hair into smaller sections when using heat tool styling, to minimize the number of passes through the hair.
  • Set heat tools to the lowest setting to avoid maximum damage.
Happy Thermal Protected Heat Styling!

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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Make-up Brush Guide

Many cosmetic products come with a small "applicator" brush, so why invest in good make-up brushes?  First, these small applicators do not give you the control you need.  They also do not usually stand up to repeated use.  A good make-up brush, designed for a specific purpose, will let you achieve the look you expected from the product.  Quality make-up brushes are an investment you really want to make if you want to apply your cosmetics like a pro!  Below are the must-have brushes you need to blend, highlight, and contour your face to perfection.

he brush should be soft, but substantial enough to pick-up the powder in the first place.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Apply eyeliner like a Pro!

Of all the cosmetics we may use to make-up our face, probably the most difficult to master is the eyeliner.  Below, we give you some of our best tips and tricks.  Even if you have avoided using eyeliner because it always ends up looking messy, these tips may help you create the sexy, gorgeously lined eye you've always wanted.

Eyeliner smudges so easily because the eyelids are the greasiest part of the face. Before applying makeup, reduce oily residue with an alcohol-free makeup remover. Then apply a light layer of foundation to even your base, and finish with a dusting of translucent powder over the lid. It will set the color and absorb oils throughout the day.  TIPSkip—or cut back on—putting eye creams on your lids pre-makeup to avoid slippery textures later.

Any type of hard line on the face needs to be done perfectly or not at all. Messy liquid liner makes people look older and harsher. If you have rounder eyes, opt for powder and gel liners that will smudge enough to create an almond-shaped contour. Fine pencils and pens are ideal for more elongated or oval-shaped eyes.  TIP: Avoid dull or waxy points, and put pencils in the freezer for 30 seconds before sharpening.

Resist the urge to pull your lid taut when applying liner. When you let go, the line will look distorted. Instead, create your own eyeliner stencil by applying a piece of Scotch tape across your partially closed lid (press it on your arm first to make it less sticky). Then fill in the area below it, starting at the outer edges and moving inward.  TIP: Keep eyeliner on the top lid three times thicker than liner on the bottom. And for extra staying power, use waterproof gel liners on the bottom lash line.

Great makeup requires touch-ups, so be ready to reapply. When relining, maintain eye contact with the mirror as much as possible. Eighty percent of your eye makeup should be done looking straight into a mirror for the best results.   TIP: Dab blotting papers on your lids throughout the day to catch crease buildup without smudging your line.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A new you? Change-up your make-up routine with 3 little tips!

The best way to make a makeup change is to choose the feature you get complimented on most, and play it up with a color that's the opposite of what you normally wear. Like neutrals? Go for color. Like color? Try earth tone

For a modern take on luminous skin, try pearlized pink-sand shades on lids and cheeks. With a pale matte mouth, you'll look rock-club cool (and not too disco). Pair pink lids with a natural, understated face.

Instead of shading hollows of your face, switch to highlighting. Using paler hues, accentuate under the brows for a mini lift, and dust a lighter blush along the cheekbone to plump cheeks.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Copper - Cleanse your skin & get great benefits!

Copper was one of the first metals used in cosmetics.  In ancient Eqypt is was believed to give magical powers to those who wore it.  While that may not be true, it does help to prolong youth.  It's the new anti-aging ingredient.  Does it really work?  We did a little scientific research and here's what we found.

The Science:  Collagen is the main structural protein of connective tissue.  In humans this "glue" comprises between 25-35% of whole-body proteins.  Copper, in the form of bound peptides, stimulates collagen and elastin formation.  Both of these functions are essential in maintaining a youthful skin and in reducing the signs of aging.  the copper peptide GHL-Cu is abundant is young people, but is present in much lower levels in older persons. 

So, to answer the question...does it really work?  Yes!  That's the simple answer and there is lots of research to back-up the answer.  So the next question is what/where can I get copper benefits in skin care products.  Clinical CareConquer(Zit) MaskZit - Camphor Mask with Copper PCA is a top-notch copper-infused cleansing mask.  If you want to start care early Clinical Care's Conquer(Zit) ToneZit with Copper PCA is perfect for oily and acne skin types.