Friday, December 29, 2017

BIGGEST Product Launches of 2017

Many, many new beauty products are introduced each year.  So how do you know which ones are really something new you might want to try?  We've got the 411 on the new innovative and top selling products of 2017. These are the BIGGEST product launches of 2017 that the beauty world can't stop talking about. After all, it's a beautiful occurrence when a product works exactly as it should; but, when a product blows all your expectations out of the water, it can change the game completely. 'Tis the season to try new trends to see what can enrich your life. So, indulge with these HOT products!

Color Wow Dream Coat Supernatural Spray

Experience immunity from humidity with this guard serum that sheathes every strand in a lightweight "raincoat" to repel moisture. The heat activated polymer works to compress, seal & tighten, leaving your hair sleek, smooth and touch-ably silky. With effects lasting 2-3 shampoos, it won't build up or become greasy. Featured on the Today Show, Dream Coat has been an instant success and everyone who tries it is blown away by the literal supernatural ability this product possesses to defy humidity and keep your locks seriously smooth for days. 
DIRECTIONS: Dream Coat is heat activated, so spray each section of hair to completely saturate. Comb product through, then blow dry in sections.

Dermalogica AGE Smart Daily Superfoliant

This re-surfacer transforms your skin into the softest, smoothest yet. It fights the biochemical and environmental triggers proven to accelerate aging. Featuring an advanced formula that is H2o activated to release powerful enzymes that work to smooth with alpha hydroxy acids & anti-pollution technology. Formulated with Active Binchotan Charcoal to purify the skin to absorb and remove toxins from deep within the pores. Also includes Niacinamide, Red Algae & Tara Fruit Extract to protect against further environmental damage.
DIRECTIONS: After cleansing, dispense a half- teaspoon into very wet hands and create a creamy paste by rubbing hands together. Apply to face in circular motions, avoiding the eye area. Massage gently for one minute, then rinse thoroughly with warm water.

Earthly Body CBD Daily Intensive Cream

Infused with a signature blend of essential oils this daily intensive cream provides instant, long
lasting pain relief to areas of distress & soreness. Rave reviews have been poring in about this product not just from customers, but from our beauty staffers as well. We highly recommend giving this cream a try if you suffer with chronic pain. CBD or Cannabidiol is the primary ingredient, which is a NON-PSYCHOACTIVE Cannibis compound ingredient with absolutely no THC and a long list of health benefits that include relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms and so much more. DIRECTIONS: Massage a small amount directly onto areas of soreness 3-5 times daily.

K-Beauty Charcoal Mask

This carbon black mask is designed to remove blackheads, whiteheads & fine hairs on the forehead, nose & chin area (keep off your eyebrows). Clears up clogged pores to ensure your face is left purified and fresh, your skin tighter and brighter than ever before. This Mask works exceptionally well but when you pull it off you will discover it's not for the faint of heart, as it is designed to remove fine hairs and genuinely feels a lot like waxing your face. 
DIRECTIONS: After cleansing, open pores with a steamed towel, then take the proper amount of product and apply on dry skin. After 15-20 minutes and product is completely dried, peel off slowly starting at the edge.

Kenra Snail Anti-Aging Hair Products

Designed with Snail essence to infuse your hair with natural proteins that restore radiance to your locks. As it smooths, softens & fills in cracks of hair to restore & prolong youth. This particular ingredient has the power to fight numerous problems such as breakage, dryness, frizz, scalp irritation, thinning and manageability. No snails were harmed in the making of these products.   

DIRECTIONS: See individual product directions - For the Snail CC Creme - Apply evenly through damp or dry hair then style as desired.

Tried any of these products? Tell us all about it in the comments down below. May your eyes be bright, your skin glow and your hair stay gorgeous - From all of us here at Beauty Care Choices have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Did you save a little for the after Christmas sales?

I did.  So yesterday I cleaned the chaos of the holidays and put my house in some kind of order.  Today, I'm heading for the stores one more time.  I love the post-holiday sales.  Certain things are on my list every year's wrapping paper, ribbons & bows, light sets and really pretty bulbs for the tree that are too expensive before, but perfect at 75% off!  Then there is the special "me"'s that time of year after all.  I am always surprised by the "me" gifts, but I always love them!  If you are looking for "me" sales, check out our Blow Out up to 75% off sale!   Hair, skin nail and cosmetic products all at 30% off or more, plus many brands come with a FREE extra item.  When you get to the page you can view everything on sale, or look to the left and click on the type of "me" items you want! 

Friday, December 22, 2017

Dewy Skin DIY

Dermalogica is bringing you the dewy skin day and night! Facial oils have not only the ability to smooth fine lines but they also boost radiance and help to maintain your fountain of youth by restoring your skin's natural protective barrier. 

Look dewy throughout your busy day. 
Phyto Replenish Oil is a feather-light treatment oil. It contains Camellia and Tamanu oils that rapidly absorbs and strengthens skin. It can be worn alone or even mixed in with your foundation.

Stay glowing all night.
Overnight Repair Serum. This powerful, age-fighting peptide serum uses Argan and Rose oils to reduce fine lines and give you luminous skin overnight.

dewy skin DIY
Step-by-Step Massage Instructions

Gently press 4-6 drops of Phyto Replenish Oil or Overnight Repair Serum onto your cheeks, forehead, nose, chin and last (but not least) neck. Then, using a bit of firm pressure, perform the following movements three times each.

Forehead Wrinkle Release. Using your fingertips, lightly press into the forehead and glide toward your temples. Firmly press then release.

Revitalize Eyes. Press between brows. Then, slide your index fingers around the brow bone and under eyes making an "S" shape between the brows. Firmly press bridge of nose and release.

Glow Point Detox. Press and glide between points at sides of nostrils, under cheekbones and front of ears. Make sure to stop and press at each of these pressure points.

Jawline Stress Release. Using small, upward circles massage your jawline beginning at the chin. Make sure to press at points below the ears, then glide down to the neck and collarbone. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

HAIRtamin, Feel The Power

Hair is a powerful part of our self-image. We may realize how much until something starts to go wrong. Whether it be balding, thinning or excess shedding, there are few experiences more discouraging than losing your hair. So, let us help you with that!

Beauty Care Choices is proud to introduce HAIRtamin, a superior hair nourishing supplement with clinically studied all natural ingredients designed to support longer, stronger, thicker hair. 100% drug free, HAIRtamin works as a dietary supplement that delivers crucial nutrition without compromising the rest of the body in trade for growing healthy hair. 

Ingredients focus on Vitamin B-Complex, Biotin & other organics that enhance and support healthy hair growth. Real people have seen real results with HAIRtamin, so we highly recommend that you give it a chance if this is happening to you or someone you love. Don't suffer and agonize over something that might be out of your control, particularly when you have the option to inspire yourself to live the healthiest lifestyle possible by taking action. Here are some very real results from people who took fate into their own hands:

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Little tips for Perfect Polish!

We all love beautifully polished nails...especially for holiday events.  They give your look an elegant touch.  If you're doing you manicure yourself, here are some tips to help you achieve a beautiful polish.

Painting your OTHER hand:  This is always the tough one.  We'll here's the trick...don't move the brush...move your hand.  Holding the brush still, move each finger, gliding on the polish down the center of the nail, then rolling the finger to the left and then right to complete the sides.

Removing Dark Polish:  It always seems to leave color on the sides and in the cuticle and leaves color on the skin.  So, before you apply the remover, apply a lotion/cream to the finger tip; the cuticle and skin, covering completely.  Now, remove the polish gently.  Wow! Clean skin & cuticle!

Less is better when applying polish.  We all know a big glob of polish runs - it's liquid after all.  First, run the brush stick along the bottle edge to remove any excess (especially when the bottle is full).  Then run one side of the brush along the bottle's edge about half-way down the bristles.  Turn the brush, and run this side of the bristles all the way down.  This creates a perfect polish bubble on the brush with just the right amount of polish.

Never try to "fix" the first coat of polish while it is still wet.  Let the polish dry completely before apply the second coat.

Finally, always apply a thin line of the base coat, polish and top coat to the free edge of the nail.  This "capping" will help keep polish from chipping.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Take a little "me" are worth it!

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!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Brrrrrrrr! Cold Weather changes you need to make 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!

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Protect yourself & your hair!

How can you make sure you're not purchasing outdated, expired product? Here are some things to watch out for the next time you're looking for your favorite hair care product:

  • Differences in ingredients, instructions, and logo. No explanation needed. If you see anything questionable, or changes in ingredients, check with the manufacturer directly. They will advise you on any recent repackaging or reformulations. 
  • A barcode sticker. Counterfeited products will  have a stickered bar code  over the original barcode printed on the bottle. 

  • Dirty, dented, or sticky. More than likely, this little guy fell off a truck somewhere during shipment.
  • Missing batch code. If you see batch codes missing on the bottom, that’s another red flag.
  • Higher price or significantly reduced. We can understand why they would be marked down. However, you can bet if the price is 10x higher than what your salon sells it for then the product has recently been discontinued. 
  • Doesn’t work as well. If the product you bought doesn't smell or make your hair feel like it did when your stylist used it on your hair, then it's probably not the real deal.
You can always count on BeautyCareChoices to deliver quality, authentic products backed and guaranteed by the manufacturer.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Want to feel a little Royal?

Ballet Slippers (a pale pink) by Essie is your ticket to royalty perfection when it comes to your nail color.  It's the only color choice of Queen Elizabeth II of England.  When she takes off the white gloves, on her nails, this timeless pale pink color is seen each time her job requires hand waving and hand shaking!   The stylish and always appropriate color has been around since 1982 and is delivered directly to Buckingham Palace!

Here in the good, ole USA, this color is so popular, 30 bottles are sold every hour (according to Essie).  This iconic color has been seen on the red carpet hands of stars, including Barbara Streisand, Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez.  Back in England, as Meghan Markle and Prince Harry announced their engagement, her nails were also a very subtle pink (no need for flashy nails with that engagement ring!).

Click here to get your own bottle, then...ready, set, paint ...
and begin to  practice your own Royal Wave!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

This History of Lipstick

Almost all of us have one. Most of us have 12, or at least here at Beauty Care Choices, we do. It goes from place to place with us, ready to help out any time of the day. It's our BFF, "best face fix". It's about three and a half inches long and comes in every color of the rainbow. Do you know what we are thinking of? It's LIPSTICK!! Do you know the history though? Where did this little bestie come from? Well, we have the answers!

Lipstick has been around since 2500 BC! The first know wearing of lipstick was by the men and women of ancient Mesopotamia. They would use precious gemstones on their lips, but not in the way we do today. The gemstones weren't adhered to their lips like jewelry but more used as an epidermis scratcher to cause bleeding. Then the gemstones would get lodged in the small scapes to reflect drying blood. Say hello to our first red lipstick.

Cleopatra brought more suitable lipstick into high society in her days as Queen, 51 - 30 BC. This Egyptian lipstick was made out of crushed bugs, dried clay, and seaweed. Occasionally, they added fish scales for a shimmery gloss.

Fast forward to the European Dark and Middle Ages, when lipstick enters its own dark age. The Catholic church had banned the use of lipstick due to thoughts of it being related to satanic rituals. This lead to lipstick only being worn by harlots. It wasn't until Queen Elizabeth I brought lipstick back into the hands of the rich and powerful. Her powder white face and stark red lips were admired by nobles everywhere. Though it didn't last and with the end of Queen Elizabeth I's reign, lipstick went back to being a signal of women of the night.

Fun Fact: This didn't mean that women didn't want 'naturally' bold lips. To get the color without the use of lipstick women were known to bite their own lips or rub them against anything bright in color.

In 1884, lipstick got its big break. A French cosmetic company called Guerlain started producing the first commercially sold lipstick. It was formulated with deer tallow, castor oil, and beeswax. They would wrap it in silk and it was to be applied with a brush. It wasn't until 1915 when Maurice Levy introduced the cylindrical tube that women really started snapping them up.

By the roaring 20's lipstick was here to stay for women of all classes. The actresses of silent films were what everyone wanted to look like. Actresses tended to wear dark color lipstick like brown, plums and deep reds, that stood out in the black and white films.  They focused on making a prominent cupid's bow, often with the use of stencils.

As the depression hit in the 1930s, lipstick was one of the few items women simply refused to give up. While the color schemes of deep plum and burgundy were still everywhere, the finish changed to matte for a more sophisticated look.
The 1940s are remembered by the wartime efforts of World War II. The war made many things scarce, or even unavailable, but lipstick was not one of them. The metal tubes had to be replaced with plastic or paper tubes but they were still in every woman's household. The color or the era was bright beautiful red. The government even backed the color because they thought it boosted morale.

By the 50s war was over and the lipstick industry was still growing. In fact, lipstick was gaining, even more popularity because style icons were starting to cross lines from films into magazines and back. People were drawn to emulate their signature looks.

1960 era was marked by a changing society. The world looked to Mother Earth for trends and out went bright red lips, despite red coming from bright clay and bugs in the beginning. In came browns, neutrals and the first popularization of lip gloss. Despite the trends being all about breaking the norms and away from traditional roles, lipstick was still a necessity.  Much the same can be said about the 70s. Lip Smackers were released in 1973 and was the first big step towards pushing makeup to the teen girl market.

Woman in the work force was the tone of the 1980s. This era shifted back into big and bold lips (and everything else). Makeup was often seen as war paint women wore into the office to let men know they are just as big of the working class and meant business.  The color schemes often matched with whatever outfit they were wearing to enhance the power dressing trends.

By 1990 the subculture of gothic and punk was making its way main stream. The bold of the 80s were out and the conservative style was in. These subcultures created a time of very interesting lip trends. Things like dark lip liner with lighter lipstick or matte browns and black was highly sought after. The 90s also brought along the first consumer need for natural and chemical free lipsticks.

Shimmery, glossy, shiny was all about the 2000's. Skin went from being pale and ghostly to spray tans galore. Glossy lips helped bring the beach casual look together so cosmetic makers listened. Every girl of every age carried lip gloss with them at all times. As the 00s turned into the 10s lipstick moved to be more self expressive than world-wide trends. Of course trends still arise like the Merlot trend or the matte trend but thanks to social media they change faster and more often.

We love our lipsticks, they are a part of our everyday life. They express our moods, conveying times of sultriness or sadness. They can provide a level of confidence to any woman. So here's to another wonderful 4000 years of lipstick!

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Why Be a 10 When You Can Be a 15?!

The Super Heroes line from Schwarzkopf's Osis+ is beyond super-natural! Now, we remember when we had to have the "Ten" benefits in all our hair care products, well that's just so yesterday. The future is here and we've found a new favorite product with super-human hair power magic! The Super Versatile Miracle 15 can definitely perform up to any critic's standards. This unique styling balm is made with Silk Extract; giving it 15 magnificent benefits for preparation, styling and finishing for all hair types.

Super Versatile Miracle 15
Here are the 15 advantages to using this AMAZING product: 
1. Optimal care balance.
2. Moisturized hair feel
3. Helps prevent hair breakage
4. Instantly detangles
5. Sensational structure equalization
6. Delivers anti-static discipline
7. Heat protection (230°- 450°)
8. Mechanical damage protection
9. Helps to protect against UV exposure
10. Improves manageability
11. Light styling control
12. Creates silkiness
13. Up to 96 hours of anti-frizz control
14. Adds light texture
15. Adds shine

Just imagine how much money you're saving by switching to Miracle 15. As great as those "10" products were, you still had to purchase a few other items for results you get with this one! The Miracle 15 is one out of several other outstanding products in the new Osis+ Super Heroes line. They all deliver outlasting results when it comes to shape, hold, volume and jaw dropping transformations. To check out these other SUPER products click here.