Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Achieving the "Wet-Look" Hair!

You see top models and celebs with these fabulous slicked-back wet-look styles.  So you think, I love that look and I'm going to try it.  Yet, you end up with a yucky, sticky mess!  You've tried your gel and hairspray and even a little hair oil, but can never quite pull it together.  Well, we're going to tell you how...a nd it is so simple.  Reach to the other side of the hair product aisle, to the traditionally men's grooming and grab the pomade.  Yup...that's it!

"Layrite is seriously phenomenal. It’s this old-school men’s pomade that slicks hair down beautifully without any flakes or crunch, and it washes out really easily,” says Kristin Ess, celebrity stylist.  The styling tip: dip a tint brush into the pomade and, section by section, painted it over the hair, making sure each strand of hair is totally saturated, so it will lay flat. That's it, nothing more. The pomade keeps everything in place until you wash it out; it’s amazing.

Have curly hair and want the look.  No problem, the coolest thing about pomade is it straightens your curls as you comb through it. 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Be as great as DaVinci when you contour!

Chiaroscuro is an Italian word used to describe the use of light and dark in a way that creates a three-dimensional effect.  DaVinci's Mona Lisa uses this technique to bring her face to life.  He also used a technique called sfumato which means blurring of lines - a softening with no sharp edges and a complete inability to tell where colors begin and end.  When you follow the techniques of DaVinci, your face will always be ready for a "selfie" or the flash from some else's camera. 

Slapping on a little bronzer in the wrong color can make you look clownish.  So what are the right colors?  Choose a color that's a couple of shades darker than you skin tone for contour.  Shimmery pearls in gold, pink, beige or peach work best for highlighting.

You are working to achieve facial definition by following the premise that dark colors recede and light colors stand out. 

First apply your foundation, tinted moisturizer or BB cream, but not your concealer.  (You may not need much if you are contouring correctly.)

Now, depending on your face shape, brush your bronzer onto the areas like under the cheekbones, chin and jaw line, down the sides of your nose if you want a narrowing effect, temples and where the brow bone meets the hair line. 

Next use your highlighter from the last third of the brow bone to the top of the cheek bone.  Apply it on the bridge of the nose, but not quite to the tip.  You can also apply it in the corners of the mouth to achieve lift and on the bow of the lips to achieve a pout.  Put it in the corner of each eye to brighten and widen eyes.

Finally, and this is the most important...the true artistic touch...Blend, Blend, Blend.  Think you've blended enough...blend some more!  Sfumato (blur)  those lines!

Monday, September 26, 2016

We are very Proud and thank our great staff & loyal customers!

We just were notified we have earned the Circle of Excellence Platinum Award for the third year in a row!  Beauty Care Choices strives always to provide quality customer service, top quality professional s products and to make sure you receive your products on-time and packaged with care.  It's a team effort by all of our wonderful staff!

We are thrilled to announce that Beauty Care Choices has earned the 2016 Bizrate® Circle of Excellence® Platinum Award. For seventeen years, we have had the honor of recognizing the very best in internet retail. We’re excited to have you as part of this exclusive club!

The Bizrate Circle of Excellence Platinum Award recognizes those online retailers that have provided outstanding online customer experiences throughout the previous twelve months. This year, 97 online retailers received this award, representing the top 2.7% of our North American Retailer Network. Congratulations on your accomplishment!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Every girl wants to be a princess at least once!

Beauty Care Choices is not just an online retailer.  We are also a salon in Redding, California.  We love being involved in community events such as Think Pink (which started in Redding by the way), Locks of Love and our local Women's Health programs.  This, however, is one of our favorite events!  It's a little girls' Princess Tea!  This annual event raises funds for the Youth Caring for Youth charity.  Our "real" princesses and princes are all local volunteer teens.  Beauty Care Choices salon staff do their hair and make-up and then spend the rest of the day with the young attendees in the "Bibbity Bobbity" salon.

Your little lady will meet some of her favorite Storybook Princess Characters as she walks down an enchanted pathway into the Grand Ballroom. It’s a Fairy Tale come true as your little princess feasts on the “Happily Ever After” Dessert Tower. She will get the "royal" treatment as she receives a light dusting of makeup in the “Bibbity Bobbity” Salon. There will be a “Wonderland Craft” area and afterwards, she is invited to glide in the Princess Parade to kick off the start of the ball. Also, she will have an opportunity to sing along with the princesses and have her picture taken with her favorite princess.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Everything you want in a polish...and NOTHING else!

We have it!  LVX - the award winning one-coat and gel-like formula nail polish is 7 toxin free and socially responsible. It is formulated without the use of Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, DBP, Toluene, Camphor, Xylene & Parabens. LVX is TPHP free and Gluten Free. LVX is luxury and eco-friendly products that do not compromise quality or finish. All LVX products are produced in USA.

Check out their gorgeous colors - all 99 of them! Here are just 4...we love them all!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

You'll love how AG leaves your hair "High & Dry"

AG's High & Dry - get amazing lift and volume in just a couple of minutes of spray and crunch as you lift the hair!  AG shows you how!