Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A little tip for blondes using foundation

The struggle to effectively blend foundation is a real.  We have a trick that helps partially solve the problem ― and does it on the cheap.

When putting on foundation,  use an eyebrow brush or toothbrush to brush it into your hairline so that it all blends.  This works for everyone, but especially for those with blonde hair and tanned skin.  If it doesn’t blend,  you can see the foundation in your hair.

Might we just recommend keeping your foundation toothbrush far, far away from the one you use to brush your teeth?

Monday, June 26, 2017

It's a Brow How-To!

Brows are one of the most focused on features for makeup artists everywhere. While there are so many ways you can shape your brows, today we want to give you the run down on one of our personal favorites. This brow shape has been made popular by aesthetician Kristie Streicher. Her signature "Feathered Brow" has been featured in magazines like Allure and Vogue and has been seen on celebrities like Cara Delevingne and Lilly James. This look is very natural and is a great rehabilitation for anyone that has over-groomed arches.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Micellar Water

Everyone, including beauty experts, is raving about the benefits of micellar water.  The gentle cleansers can seemingly do it all.  Micellar waters are no longer exclusive to skincare. They are now available for your hair!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Keeping control of coarse, thick hair.

It's true...we often want what we can't have.  Those of us with fine, thin hair wish it was thick.  Those with thick hair, wish it were thinner.  Curly hair wants it straight...straight hair wishes for those gorgeous curls.  So, while we have to accept what we have, each type presents challenges to get the beautiful hair we all want.  Here, we provide some useful tips for those with thick, coarse hair.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Little "Hacks" that make hair styling easier!

1. Tame frizz with a toothbrush and hairspray.
Using hairspray to control frizz is a delicate balancing act: use too little and it doesn’t make much difference, but spray too generously and you’ll end up with unpleasantly stiff hair. In order to make sure you have just the right amount to tame frizz, spray an old toothbrush with hairspray and run it over those pesky flyaway strands. It’ll hold your hair in place without turning it into a helmet.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy Father's Day!

And congratulations to Katrina from Washington!  She won the Baxter's of California giveaway.  Katrina wrote "Thank you so much!!! I'm so excited! My husband is a stay at home dad to our 4 kids, so I think he's beyond amazing and totally deserves this!!!   Well, we think so too! 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Don't think your eyes are perfect? Fix the flaw with eye shadow!

We all look in the mirror sometimes and, after critical examination, wish your eyes were bigger or our nose smaller or ....!  Well, we can't change our actual features (unless we want to opt for surgery), but we can camouflage our flaws.  Below, we have some expert advice for making the most of our eyes.  Try the right one for you and see the difference!

Monday, June 12, 2017

Create wavy hair without using heat!

We all know heat is damaging to your hair...a necessary evil that we need to create our style!  Need a break from the heat???  Here, Sexy Hair shows you how to create those sexy waves without a heated styling tool! 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Thin Hair Hacks - Style it right for big volume!

If you've been dealt the "thin hair" card, we have some great tips.  Even the thinnest haired-girls can reach supermodel hair heights with our "hair hacks"!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Did you know.....?

I just learned something everyone in world probably knows but me, but here it is in case there is one other person who has glass shower doors and is constantly cleaning them (and HATES it every time!).

Bar soap has a binding agent that causes that film on the glass.  Liquid body washes do not!  This means no film on the glass and no cleaning it off!

I was told this by a friend, bought body wash instead of bar soap a month ago and haven't had to clean the glass once.  It dries clear and clean every time!  So worth it and body washes come in so many luscious scents, contain moisturizers and even exfoliates.  No more bar soap for me!

Need a good body wash? Click here to find yours. Beauty Care Choices has some of the best! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Hair Myths...the real truth!

Myths about hair exist in amazing abundance. The roots of some hair myths may be pure flights of fancy while others contain a kernel of truth.  Some myths, it seems, are inversely related to how hare-brained they are. So, it is time for facts and real answers.

1. Styling products dry out hair. – Wrong!This statement is untrue. The alcohols used in styling products are highly volatile. Consequently, the alcohols evaporate the moment the product settles on the hair or even sooner.
2. Frequent shampoos lead to an oily scalp. – Wrong!
Sebaceous glands in the hair roots regulate how much sebum (fat) is produced. The sebum production depends solely on the skin type and the person’s age. As a general rule, the sebum production decreases with age. Frequent shampoos will remove the sebum from the hair and scalp. However, professional  shampoos are designed to keep hair supple.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Achieving a hair look that is unique as you calls for balayage!  This is a term you’ve probably heard  a lot lately. Balayage isn’t a specific color or look, but rather the actual technique that stylists use to apply highlights. The name means “paint” or “sweep” in French, so with balayage, the dye is applied to the hair freehand, using vertical strokes and no foil (think of Picasso strokes on a canvas). This way, the stylist can easily build the level of color from the mid-shaft to the ends so that the results are softer, more natural-looking.  It also means, as your hair grows it doesn't scream,  “I haven’t been to the salon in a while.”  It’s not really something that non-pros can achieve at home; balayage is positively


The method isn’t just used for getting those sun-kissed highlights that have made celebs fall in love with it—balayage can also be a little wild. When the technique is combined with mermaid colors, you get a rich ombre that blends two or three (or five) vibrant hues seamlessly. Plus, because balayage haircolor is never harsh, it turns out amazing on all base colors and hair textures.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Snail Essence for Fabulous Youthful Hair

Introducing Kenra Platinum's new Snail Collection.  You're going to be hearing a lot about these anti-aging hair products, so we thought we'd give you a first look!  Snail essence is a phenomenon sweeping the beauty industry.  Korean snail essence is that slimy stuff snails produce to repair the cuts on their bodies. Yuk! may be your first reaction, but it is a highly concentrated blend of proteins demonstrated to have amazing results for anti-aging hair and skin care.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Cuticle Care...Essential for health nails & perfect manicures!

We often show you nail art videos and how-to steps.  They are fun and with practice and experience, you'll get better and more creative.  However, you can't create beautiful nails without caring for your cuticles.  Essie's video below gives you tips and facts to insure your cuticle care is done correctly and safely.  (Warning: Incorrect cuticle cutting can lead to infections.)

Essie Apricot Cuticle Oil   For cuticle pushers and nippers: Manicure/Pedicure Tools

Friday, June 2, 2017

Dry Shampoo Tips

Dry shampoos let you extend your style and prolong the time between regular shampoos.  Sometimes, no matter how hard we try, time just gets away from us and we roll out of bed with ten minutes spare before work or the kids can't find their homework or the dog is telling you he desperately needs to go for a walk!  Still, you need to look great for work.  That's when dry shampoo becomes your best friend.  The video below, from Oscar Blandi shows you how to use dry shampoo properly.  Even if you have another dry shampoo you love, the tips he provides will help you make sure your using it effectively.

(Everyone should have dry shampoo in their beauty arsenal. That's why almost every professional hair care brand has one. If you need it, click here.  You'll find a dry shampoo from all your favorite brands.)

Thursday, June 1, 2017

One hair cut...three great looks!

Our new giveaway features Baxter of California men's grooming products.  Here is "Seth".  He has one hair cut with 3 great looks created using Baxter styling products.

Paste Pomade gives him medium hold and can be easily re-worked during the day and into the night.

His "class act" (middle image) look sweeps his hair to the side and it's kept in place all day with Cream Pomade.  This give him low shine, soft definition and hold.  It also has Kaolin clay and beeswax to nourish his hair!

The effortless, tousled look is finger-styled forward using a mix of Grooming Cream which tames hair, adds a light hold and a little extra moisture and Cream Pomade for an unfinished texture!

You can find all men's grooming products and great Father's Day here for your Men's page.