Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Audrey B is excited!

Audrey B from Manheim, PA is the winner of last week's Box of Beauty...Shape & Shine!  Congratulations to her.  The box full of great products is on its way to her today!

Spring Color!

Spring is the time of renewal! The earth turns green and blossoms! Everywhere we see baby animals emerging from dens, nests &  fields. So how about you? Are you ready to renew? We've got the hottest spring colors in eye shadows, nail polish and hair all ready for you!

Bodyography's new Spring Expression shadow line is just in.  Gorgeous pastel shades of blue, green, mauve, peach & more.  Their "Galaxy" shade of white is just perfect to brighten you eyes and let in the sunlight!  Just apply a smudgy line along your upper and lower lash line.  P.S.  They are on sale!

Hands will flutter like the softest of butterfly wings when one of Zoya's Delight Spring 2015 collection colors is painted on your nails.  Toes will twinkle in their sandals with color's like Tiana (palest green), Daisy (a hint of sunlight) or Lillian (a magical touch of a blue-green sea). 
Tressa Watercolor's is color-renewing shampoo.  Now hear this!!!! TaDa...Tressa has added Watercolors Conditioner and we have them!  The shampoo and conditioner deposit back just enough color as they cleanse and care for your color-treated hair.  Color tone is boosted and color lasts longer. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Structure UK is here at Beauty Care Choices

Their Promotional Video says it all!  If your ready for an edgy, extreme styling product, here it is!

Promotional video for STRUCTURE
Posted by STRUCTURE Hair on Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Saturday, March 28, 2015

What's New?

Well, lots and lots at Beauty Care Choices!  We've just added Olivia Garden Brushes, Satin Smooth Skin Care and the new Matrix Cleansing Conditioner to our over 200 brands!

First, it's the new Cleansing Conditioner by Matrix!  It's from their Biolage line!  You know Matrix...they have some of the best professional products.  These low-foam products come in formulas for Fine, Medium, Coarse or Curly Hair.  It's an all-in-one shampoo and conditioner that really leaves hair clean, shiny and healthy.  Everyone in the family will love it for the convenience and for how your hair feels.  P.S.  All Matrix is 20% off right now!

We've always had Satin Smooth Waxing Products.  Now, they have created and we've added their innovate line of collagen skin care products.  Tone, Tighten, Plump and care for your skin.  These are the ultimate collagen masks for your face, eye area or lips.  Infused with marine collagen, you will look and feel younger!
Olivia Garden brushes have unique shapes and are designed for give you better control.  Better and larger vents means hair dries faster and ceramic ion means it dries smoother.  They come in round and paddle styles and various sizes.  Check them out!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Summer Hair Inspiration!

Summertime...and the livin' is easy or so the song goes.  We've found some great tousled looks that are perfect for the summer (or just too feel like summer).   Easy and quick to style with a good texture spray.  We like Ocean Spritz Beach Texture Spray by Wella, Soleil Beach Waves Spray by Fekkai and Back to the Beach Texturizing Mist by Brocato.  Just spritz on your dry hair and scrunch as it air dries. 

Diane Kruger has a mid-waved do that is max-waved style!

Gigi Hadid's long layers are tossed just right!

J-Lo's just taken a small front side section and pinned it up to perfection!

Keira Knightley's has paired her beach waves with a sun-kissed glow!

Sienna Miller doesn't have long layers, but she does have a great beach-y Style!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

What Products Stylist's Love

Ever wonder what your hair stylists favorite products are?  We can tell you!  The 15th Annual Stylist Choice Award winners were just announced.  This annual event encompasses stylist from all over the country...experts in hair care.  Voted the Favorite Product you Can't Live Without...Kenra Volume Spray 25.  Here below are more of this year's award winners.

Favorite Hair Repair or Treatment.....Joico K-PAK Deep Penetrating Reconstructor
Favorite Dry Shampoo....TIGI Bed Head Rockaholic Dirty Secret
Favorite New Styling Product...Redken Pillow Proof Express Power
Favorite Hairspray....Kenra Volume Spray 25
Favorite Oil....Moroccanoil Treatment
Favorite Tool Company...Farouk Systems CHI Styling Tools

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Congraulations Randa J

Randa, from Tuscaloosa, AL is the winner of the 3-17 weekly Box of Beauty "Fresh & Clean" giveaway.  The box of wonderful products is on it's way to her.  Enjoy Randa!

Daily Skin Care

We found this great video that tells you how and in what order to apply your facial skin care products.  This video was done by DermaE (a great skin care line by the way), but whatever skin care products you use, the steps in this video are the correct order.  If you are looking for skin care that works...whether it is anti-aging, anti-wrinkle, exfoliating, firming, or corrective, DermaE is 100% vegan!  Check them out here!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Jane Iredale "Forever Pink Just Kissed"

One of Jane Iredale's top 10 products was included in a New York Times Style section story titled "Steps to Beauty That Fit Her Just Fine".  Gorgeous actress, Anna Kendrick, shared her beauty routine and included her make-up essentials.  Her lips:  "I'm not big on lip color, but I like to have a little bit of something.  I just ordered Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain.  It doesn't just give you that bee-stung thing for two seconds; it lasts for hours".   You can order yours in Forever Pink or Forever Peach.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Get a "Dancing with the Stars" Tan

After this long winter, when your summer tan is just a memory, you don't have to envy those wonderfully bronze tans sported by the celebrities and dancers on Dancing with the Stars.  You don't have to rival Snow White.  Norvell has AMAZING, healthy sunless tanning products and Beauty Care Choices is ready to ship them to you!  The Dancing with the Stars Performance Air Brush Spray is a micro-fine mist the give you flawless, even coverage.  The Color Boosting Skin Perfector delivers an instant skin illumination and lets you gradually build to a gorgeous bronze.  Add a little salsa shimmer with their Dazzle Shimmering Mist.  You can accent all over or just mist a little glitz onto your hair!  Ready to tan?  Click here!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Box of Beauty Winner!

Congratulations to Suzannah D. from London, TN.  She was the winner of the Box of Beauty giveaway that ended 3-16.  Suzannah's Box of Beauty is on its way to her filled with Enjoy, Wella, Goldwell, Joico, OSIS+, and Redken Products.  We hope she loves them all! 

New Brand "Neuma" is now at Beauty Care Choices

If you haven't heard of this brand before and you're all about sustainable products, this may be just what you have been looking for!  Neuma products are great performers, but they have not synthetic fragrance, sulfates, parabens, 1,4-dioxane, phthalates, glutens, neurotoxins, aluminum compounds, glycols, formaldehyde donors, urea, or carcinogens.  What you do get is Shampoos, Conditioners, Styling Products and Treatments that give you incredible shine and style.  We are very proud to carry this brand.  You can see the whole product line here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Four great celebrity eye looks!

All of these stars have a look that is worth a try. We've got the tips below to help you get it right.

Olivia Wilde has a super-sexy smoky eye look. Get this sultry look by keeping everything soft and smudged. Hard lines are harsh and can make you look scary instead. Use a brush to blend out the eye shadow and a Q-tip to smudge the liner.

Angelina Jolie also has a smoky eye, but she has soften the sultry look with warmer tones. Use browns instead of blacks. It's has a more grown up sex appeal.

Kaley Cuoco has a two-toned approach that is extremely effective and flattering. Purple is actually a very versatile color with skin and girl flattering shades. Kaley used a sparkly lilac shadow on her lids and paired it with a glittery amethyst liner on her lower lashline.

Taylor Swift has wings! Her look is both seductive and sweet. She has thick, dark liner that demands attention but the upward wings create a demure effect. Using liquid liner can be a little difficult. Try using a light brown pencil liner to draw a practice line first. Once your satisfied with the shape, then go over your line with the liquid.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Personalize your Look

Bounce into spring with a look that is all your own!  A new style is always a little boost. Personalize a look that pushes a few boundaries!   The styles here may be more than you would dare, but hopefully they will inspire you!

Friday, March 13, 2015

A Ruby French Manicure!

This feminine and formal nail look is easy to achieve.  The darker red on the tips and lighter red on the nail bed gives you a "dressed up" feel.  Essie Polish was used.

1.  Apply your base coat and let dry completely.
2.  Paint one layer of a bright red on all nails.
3.  Follow with a wine-red layer on each nail.
4.  Now select a very deep red and apply to each tip.
5.  Complete with a top coat to seal it all.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

New Skin Care Innovations

In 2014 we had elements such as organic orange water, rooibos tea and licorice root as the hot skin care ingredients.  They were and are great in any skin care regimen but some new innovations are creating a big buzz in the skin care industry right now.

Microsilver - it has both anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties so it is great to treat sensitive skin.  Look for this in products that are to treat Rosacea and acne. 

Encapsulated Active Retinol - You have all heard of retinol...it's not new.  What's new is the technology that increases the efficacy of the ingredient getting into the skin.  It helps every sign of skin aging by boosting collagen synthesis and stimulating cell turnover.

Salcornia Herbacea - It's a seashore plant that is so good at managing moisture.  It survives salty soil and dehydration.  Used in skin care products it has unique hydrating properties that stimulates the skin cells' natural water channels so skin more readily absorbs moisture.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Spring Forward" Hair Color Trends

What are top stylists from some of the best professional brands predicting for the "in" hair colors this spring...we did a little research and here's some inside info:

Wella Professional's Jennifer J is for muted pastels, "It's a color that is so pretty and feminine..."
Aloxxi's artistic advisor sees a move toward dimensional color juxtaposition such as golden violet brunettes with rosy coppers.
TIGI is voting for the rose-beige combination.
Kim, at Schwarzkopf predicts blondes will be going darker, transitioning into what he calls "oh-my-goth" shades and brunettes will be dipping into the blonde pool.
Scruples Co-president Mia thinks it will be metallics...silver blondes, coppery redheads and bronze brunettes. 

What do we think?  We think all of these predictions will come true.  Hair color is your own individual statement and trying out new trends is part of the fun of being uniquely you!  We'd love you to comment below and tell us what your springtime hair renewal will be!

Monday, March 9, 2015

A Twisted Polished Bun!

Click on over to our "How to" Video page for a great new look! Surface Hair products (they're 100% vegan and good for your hair), shows you how to create a great up-do easily! Surface products are gluten free and paraben free.

Congraulations Heather B!

Heather B from Portland, Oregon  just won the Box of Beauty giveaway.  She will soon be enjoying a Slim Sonic toothbrush, LaTweez lighted tweezers, a Redken round brush, and products from Kenra, Joico and Morocannoil. 

Our next Box of Beauty Giveaway will be posted soon. 

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Beauty is Timeless!

Achieving timeless beauty takes a little time and effort and quality products that protect. Don't wait for the first wrinkle to appear before your start. Don't wait for hair to appear thin, lifeless and dull. If its already happened, then you need products that help to reduce or minimize the damage and to protect going forward. It is never too late. Today's anti-aging technologies and recent skincare and hair care breakthroughs means you have some powerful weapons for timeless beauty defense.

What should you look for in an anti-aging skin and hair care products? Surprisingly, some of the same ingredients used in skin care anti-aging products are also the essential anti-aging hair care ingredients. Beauty Care Choices makes it easy to know before you buy...product ingredients are listed right on the product web page.

Alterna's Caviar products are anti-aging hair care at its best. The Caviar CC Cream 10-in-1 Complete Correction is a miracle for repairing damage and adding smoothness and moisture to hair. To keep hair supercharged daily you can't beat Caviar Anti-aging Rapid Repair Spray. Get gloriously gorgeous shine and moisture easily. TIP: blow-dry hair...when hair is nearly dry, spritz a little and brush as you finish drying or styling. You won't see flyaways or frizz, just beautiful hair.
Take care of your face during the day using Robanda Anti-Aging Moisturizer with SPF 30 (the level of protection recommended by dermatologists). The luxuriously lightweight creme replenishes moisture and enhances cell renewal as it protects. At night, cleanse face thoroghly and apply the Intensive Night Cream. It beautifully moisturizes and provides powerful anti-aging benefits. Robanda is all about anti-aging skin care prevention and repair.   Need immediate repair?  Instantly Ageless is a facelift in a bottle.  It works to instantly reverse signs of aging and lasts up to 8 hours.

Bad night's sleep? Feeling droopy and your face shows it? Extreme Lift Face by Kinerase is your anti-aging and repair best friend. It immediately reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. After cleansing skin, smooth it on (a little goes a long way) and wait 5 minutes before applying moisturizers and make-up. You will see and love the results.

Key Anti-aging Ingredients:
  • Retinol - a derivative of vitamin A, making it a milder version of retinoids (a prescription-only wrinkle fighter). While it takes several weeks to see results, retinol is the most effective over-the-counter anti-aging ingredient. Apply retinol-based products at night on dry skin to avoid sensitivity and be sure to apply a moisturizer with SPF every morning.
  • Ceramides (Skin and Hair) - the "glue" that holds out skin together and will help to mend broken hair fibers and reinforce the hair's structure. Niacinamide - lightens dark spots caused from acne scars, sun damage or old age with a vitamin B3 derivative that prevents pigmentation from rushing to the surface.
  • Hyaluronic Acid (Skin and Hair)- a humectant, meaning that it draws out water from the air and dermis (the skin that lies below the surface). It even spurs new collagen production.
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids - exfoliators that gently dissolve the "glue" that holds surface skin cells together, letting the dead ones slough away to reveal youthful looking skin. This process encourages cell turnover, which typically slows with age. Getting rid of dead skin also lets moisturizers, serums, and skin treatments penetrate the skin and work more effectively.
  • L-ascorbic acid - is stable Vitamin C, an important antioxidant that helps build collagen, reduce inflammation, and promote elasticity to plump up skin.
  • Avobenzone - protection against UVA rays paired with benzophenone-3 or oxybenzone to shield against UVB rays. For maximum protection, apply a chemical sunscreen directly on skin before serum, lotion, or makeup.
  • Antioxidants (Skin and Hair) - slow down the clock and help prevent and repair damage to your body tissue by encouraging cell growth, neutralize free radicals (unstable, damaging molecules in your body caused by elements such as sunlight, smoke, and pollution). The most popular antioxidants include vitamins C and E, pomegranate, green tea, and coffeeberry extracts.

Friday, March 6, 2015

Make Blue Eyes Pop!

This "How to" video is from GloProfessional.  They have GloMineral Cosmetics for your face and body that contain antioxidant and pharmaceutical grade ingredients. 

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Mineral Make-up Facts!

The History:
Mineral makeup got its commercial start in the 1970's but its history is as ancient as the human desire to enhance one's looks. Mineral makeup is a return to technologies that have been in use since ancient times. Many ancient cultures used ground-up natural minerals as a means of applying color to the skin for decoration, camouflage, war paints, etc. Cleopatra's kohl-rimmed eyes are an example. The history of mineral makeup goes back much farther, even to early cave-dwellers.
In 1976, cosmetics firms were required to list ingredients on their products for the first time many consumers were shocked at what they were putting on their skin. The growing desire for natural cosmetics coincided with the increasing number of women who identified themselves as having sensitive skin. Add in marketing and media awareness, and an aging baby boomer and the mineral make-up industry blossomed.

What is in it?
Minerals such as iron oxides, talc, zinc oxide, and titanium dioxide are micronized, or ground and milled, into tiny particles to create makeup. Different products micronize to different levels. A product micronized to six times leaves minerals larger so they go on the skin with light to medium coverage. Products micronized 12 times create fine-sized particles that sit closer together and offer more coverage.
A key difference from conventional makeup is what's not in mineral makeup.It generally does not contain the emollient oils and waxes, fragrance, and preservative ingredients found in conventional formulations.
To ensure you're buying a quality mineral makeup product, read the label. If it says "mineral-enriched" or if the formulation is liquid or mousse, these products may contain ingredients such as paraben preservatives or dimethicone added for a smooth texture. Items that aren't powders might also contain moisturizers, antioxidant vitamins, or other good for your skin ingredients, so it's your choice.
Is it worth it?
When it comes to mineral makeup's skin-soothing properties it is anti-inflammatory, noting that the calamine lotion you use to calm a rash is basically zinc oxide colored with iron oxide, both of which are in mineral makeup. But there's no proof of this claim or indication of how much product you need for that result. What about the claim that it's so gentle you can sleep in it? Mineral makeup's light-as-air feel is part of what makes it so popular, and tempting to sleep in. Still, experts advise against sleeping in makeup of any kind to prevent clogs and irritation.
Mineral makeup might not last as long on your face or be as durable as conventional makeup because it doesn't contain standard cosmetic ingredients such as binders, waterproof polymers, and other "stick-to-your-skin" agents. You may still need to add an SPF to your face as well. True mineral makeup is limited in its natural range of shades, so it may be difficult to find a perfect skin tone match. Today, however, there are so many brands and variations, you have unlimited choices: try Jane Iredale, GloProfessional or Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics if you are ready to make the change.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Make-up Tips

Sometimes we do things the same way for years and never change our routine. Then someone mentions a little trick and we wonder "Why didn't I think of that?" We've put together eight make-up tricks and tips. If you have one, comment below and share with the rest of us!

Use eyeliner that has the undertones of the opposite color of your eyes to help each stand out and make your eyes pop! Blue eyes use copper eyeliner. Brown eyes, use navy blue. Green eyes, use purple.

Adding a wing to your eyeliner: place your pen at the outmost part of your nostril, then angle it upward to meet the outer edge of your eye. Start the wing at that spot and draw down toward your lash line.

Mascara goes on more smoothly if it is warm. Stick it in your bra while you do your other make-up or point a warm air dryer at it for a few seconds.

Use your hair dryer to SLIGHTLY heat up your eyelash curler (be sure to hold it against your wrist to make sure it isn’t too hot), and then curl your eyelashes while holding the curler horizontal to the floor rather than perpendicular.

Make your eyes look brighter: Use white eyeliner on your lower lash waterline, and then also white liner with a tad of shimmer on the inner corners of your eyes.

Brush your lips with a toothbrush and Vaseline. Do it before you apply lip color and it makes dramatic lipstick look smoother.

Make lips look fuller: Put highlighter on your cupid’s bow and in the center of your bottom lip. It gives more lip definition and makes them look fuller.

Moisturize 5 to 10 minutes ahead of applying foundation. Your makeup will be easier to apply and It will rest better on your skin. It’s so simple, yet many people don’t do this.