Monday, November 19, 2018

Salt vs. Sugar - which should you use?


Sugar and salt scrubs offer great exfoliation as well as a variety of other benefits for your skin. But many people are unsure what the difference is between the two or why you would use one over the other.  Below, we explain the difference.

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Choosing the right shade of Nail Polish for your skin tone.

 


Unless you are a fashionista when it comes to your nails and polish, then you're like most women and have to make a tough decision during your weekly manicure...choosing a single polish color. So, to help you in making this momentous decision, we've gathered together some tips to help insure you will like the color for the whole week!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Sand Swept Nails!

Do you have a fan brush?  Then you might want to get one because this look from Essie is so simple and fun!  Best of all...it will work with any two colors!

Friday, November 16, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Bodyography


Bodyography is a boutique professional makeup line for amateurs and professionals alike, conceptualized and manufactured in the USA. But they are more than just your traditional makeup line, their products are consistently chosen by Hollywood make-up artists because of their highly colored pigments, weightless feel and gentle ingredients.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Parting with your part!

Almost everyone parts their hair...even if they don't, most hair will fall into a natural part. But where the hair naturally falls and where the part should be can really change up your look. The right part can frame a face, highlight features or simply add an extra layer of interest to your style.  So, give each part a try and see the change it makes!


The Middle Part
The signature style of ’70s beauties, this straight-down-the-center look is a chic option for any occasion or face shape. It’s a classic. For the most precise part with less risk of snagging, use the tip of a rattail comb to divide hair. If you try to part hair using the comb’s teeth, you'll encounter more tangles.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Volume

So many of us try to achieve a full volume look or work to keep our hair looking fuller than it really is.  There are also ways to achieve volume without using products.  

How do volumizing products work?
When it comes to shampoos and conditioners there is no "magic bullet" volumizing ingredient that can be added to amp up the volume. These products actually work by NOT weighing hair down. Some shampoos, and all conditioners, work by leaving a residue on hair which is great if you need conditioning, but this residue can weigh hair down and rob it of volume and body. Volumizing products are designed to leave less "stuff" on your hair so you keep more of the volume you have.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

A holiday party-worthy style!

Paul Mitchell stylist shows you how to diffuse and naturally style fine to straight hair.  So pretty!




Find all your Paul Mitchell Hair Care Product at Beauty Care Choices!

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Cold Water Rinse!

Before we take a look at some of the reasons why splashing cold water is a wonderful idea, make sure that you have thoroughly cleansed your face prior to using cold water on it.  Cold water causes those open pores to close. And if your face is soiled before you rinse it with cold water, all the dirt and grime will get trapped inside those pores. We all know that clogging up the pores can be disastrous as it can cause pimples to show up!

So...what are the benefits to splashing the cold water on your face after washing it?

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Washing a face with sensitive skin!


The care of sensitive skin is important and starts with a daily routine of keeping your face clean. There is a right and wrong way to wash your face, whether you have sensitive skin or not. The skin of your face is always exposed to many elements and is affected by sun exposure, debris, environmental pollutants, and the ingredients in your skin care products or makeup. 

Understanding what your skin needs to stay healthy and to combat the harmful things its exposed to daily, is the key to managing sensitive skin starting with how you wash your face.

1. Know Your Sensitive Skin Type

With sensitive skin, it's not only important to know if you have dry, oily, combination or normal skin, but also what type of irritation you're prone to. For example, you may have dry but acne-prone skin which requires special needs, or oily skin with flaky patches.. No matter which type or skin condition, choose as few products as possible for your daily routine. Using too many products or constantly adding or trying new ones, can exacerbate your delicate skin.

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Hair Resque...help for damaged hair!


An extra hot blow-dry, skipping that overdue trim, morning straighteners and evening curlers – we’ve done it all to our locks. Using too much heat and not caring for our hair can damage it. If you've noticed that your hair has become a bit dry, dull and lifeless, read our guide on hair repair for tips on how to make it shine again.

How to Tell if I Have Damaged Hair

If you notice a change in your hair early enough, it will be easy to prevent further damage. Having said that, once your hair is severely damaged, you will be able to improve its appearance and make way for healthy hair growth but you won’t be able to repair it completely.

Think of it this way – both hair and nails are made of keratin. You can’t fix a broken nail but you can certainly condition, buff and apply strengthening product to make sure it still looks great and prevent further breakage. Hair is the same – there are products out there that can help your hair look fantastic but the way to truly repair the damage is hair growth.

Friday, November 9, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: ThermaFuse


ThermaFuse Hair Products are activated with heat so they protect and actually repair hair when using blow dryers and irons. The "HeatSmart" Complex stays on the hair AND in the hair.

Their Classic Line offers a complete range of hair care. Thermafuse shampoos are sulfate-free and sodium chloride-free, and cater to the three most popular demands of consumers – Color Care, Volume, and Moisture. Each with its complementary Conditioner mate. The full assortment of styling products let you use your creative inspiration.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Glam yourself up for the holiday season with Wow lashes!

How to apply false strip lashes! This video makes it easy!


Applying false eye lashes is easy once you watch this video. Think big, full thick lashes for a night on the town or the soon-to-be upon us holiday parties. I-Envy lashes are available at Beauty Care Choices.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Collagen

We've all heard anti-aging skin cream claims of "improving collagen" or "reducing fine lines with collagen". So, what is collagen and how effective is it?

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Get the look! Get curls, waves or straight hair all with your flat iron!

Get straight, shiny hair.  Use the flat iron by sectioning your hair into at least 4 layers.  Use clips to keep the layers separated.  Then straighten a layer of your hair at a time. 

Add longer lasting curl to straight hair by rolling a strand into a coil, wrap it in foil and press it with a flat iron.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Autumn Nail Design


Autumn is full of the bright hues of red, orange, gold and brown.  Twilight comes early, apples are crisp and leaves shimmer in the morning light.  Give your nails a touch of the fall season with this easy-to-do nail design.

1.  Paint nails a matte shade of white or ivory.  Let dry.  (Hint: using quick dry drops like Essie Quick-E or Zoya Fast Drops can really speed up the time you spend on manicures.)

2.  Using a black polish (or black nail pen), paint tree "branches" on a couple of nails of each hand.

3.  Pick out your best autumn color polishes...golds, browns, oranges, yellows or corals...and add dots (leaves) in various sizes in each color you've selected to each nail.  Make sure your brush has only a minimum amount of polish at the tip so colors don't run.  It's better to add a few at a time until you achieve the look you want.  (Hint:  a small, inexpensive paint brush, like from a child's watercolor set, makes great dots!  Just clean between colors.)

4.  Apply a clear top coat to seal! 

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Choose the best dark lipstick for your skin tone.

Fall & winter...fashion shades take a turn to the darker side.  If you've decided that you are actually ready to take a walk on that dark side, here’s how to find the best dark lipstick for your skin tone:

If you have fair skin…opt for rich berry tones. Contrary to what you might think, dark lipstick can look amazing on fair skin. Many people shy away from using these vampy hues because they’re afraid of the lipstick acting as major contrast against their skin. If you have cool undertones, opt for lipstick that has a blue base, like a dark berry hue. On the other hand, if you have warm undertones, go for something that has a yellow base to it. Overall, follow this rule: Stick to lipsticks that are in the berry family, like raspberry or blackberry. Avoid any shades that have too much brown in them because they could make your complexion look muddy—not vampy.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Gorgeous, glittering eyes!

Glitter eye makeup has been making an appearance everywhere from our social media feeds to the red carpet. There’s just something undeniably glamorous about a sparkling eye. See how to make this glamorous look your own.

Friday, November 2, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Well


Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is the hot new product 
Now Available at BCC

Well is known for their CBD products containing ZERO THC. Their CBD is derived from industrial hemp and produced in GMP compliant facilities. All products are vegan, gluten and GMO free and not tested on animals.

What is CBD Oil
Cannabidiol is extracted from the flowers and buds of marijuana or hemp plants. It does not produce intoxication; marijuana's "high" is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).


How Does CBD Work for Pain Management?
The human body has an endocannabinoid system that receives transmissions signals from cannabinoids in the body. In fact, there are more than 65 molecular targets of CBD in the body. A CBD rich product with NO THC, like WELL Products, provide therapeutic benefits without getting a "high" out of it.

There are CBD receptors all over our body including our skin, organs, joints, and brain. CBD naturally calms these receptors, easing and relaxing the pain we are feeling. Again, without messing with our brains.

At least 30mg of CBD, per ounce, are suggested to relieve this pain. All WELL Products have 50-100 mg of CBD per ounce, thereby assuring that pain will be relieved in a matter of minutes!  Some of the most common uses are soreness, muscle tension, inflammation, eczema, psoriasis, joint pain, TMJ, and headaches.

*****
The non-intoxicating marijuana extract CBD is being credited with helping treat a host of medical problems -- everything from epileptic seizures to anxiety to inflammation to sleeplessness.  There are numerous clinical trials currently being conducted, however, the FDA has only approved CBD for two specific types of epilepsy at this time.


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Find your best concealer shade

Instead of reaching for a thick, peachy color corrector or a brightening concealer, use this color-matching technique.  Look to the area between the nose and apple of the cheek when picking your shade of undereye concealer.  This little section of the face is the key to making concealer look seamless with the rest of your makeup and not like ghostly pale rims around your eyes.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Liposomes

Liposomes are a popular ingredient in anti-aging products because of their ability to capture and deliver active anti-aging ingredients through the layers of skin right down to the cellular level where they can be most productive. They deliver nutrients directly to aging cells and have been shown to improve skin hydration, reduce fine lines, diminish wrinkles and improve texture.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Make-up Tips for Older Women

We’ve all seen the tutorials, so we know that makeup has the power to transform. The question is, can it transform you into a younger version of yourself? Yes, with the right tools and tips. Even if you’re a beginner with no makeup expertise to speak of, there are a few things you can do to effortlessly wind back the clock. Get started today and look as young as you feel with these makeup tips for the mature among us.

Forget the powder:

The very nature of powder is it coats and mattifies our faces. If you’re oily, this can be great, but oil production slows as we age. As we get older, powder starts looking dry, ashy, and dusty on our skin, which visually ages us. What we really want is a youthful glow.

Monday, October 29, 2018

A Voluminous Blowout by Kenra

Kenra has two products you are going to love if you blow dry your hair and want some gorgeous volume!  Kenra Platinum Voluminous Touch Root Mousse and Spray Lotion.  Watch the video to see how to achieve the look!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Time for a little Beauty DIY


Sometimes selecting the right lipstick, foundation or blush color can be an overwhelming choice.  Every shade looks different on every person.  This is even more difficult if we are trying to find new, more flattering shades as we age.  What looked great at 30, looks garish at 60 and vice versa! 

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Dandruff Facts & Fiction

Dandruff, a common chronic scalp condition, is incredibly annoying and unsightly. Take it from anyone who has it! Unfortunately, the problem can represent more than just pesky white flakes falling from your scalp like a mini blizzard. Dandruff can sometimes lead to itchy, red patches that can scab and even bleed. 

Friday, October 26, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Jane Iredale - the Skin Care Make-up


Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics are carried by salons, spas and medical clinics throughout the world. Based on micronized minerals; made without fillers (talc or mineral oil), chemical dyes or preservatives. Quality formulas with skincare benefits enhance your natural radiance while highly pigmented pure mineral powders offer superior, long-lasting coverage and multitasking makeup maximizes and simplifies your beauty routine.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Notch up your style!

We all get bored with our hairstyle. Girls with long hair want to cut them short for a change, and when they cut it, they miss their long hair. Happens with all of us. Doesn’t it!  You can rock whatever hairstyle you like!! But, if you have a few little tools, they could save you from that boring hairstyle everyday and as a bonus, do it without damaging your hair with heat or chemicals.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Non-comedogenic

In order to understand what "non-comedogenic" means, it may be helpful to break the word down. A comedo (or comedones, if more than one) is a type of pimple, or lesion that can form on your skin. Pimples differ according to their appearance and what causes them. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

7 Make-up Hacks you should know



Cover your eyelid with white liner to make any eyeshadow shade pop. To make a sheer or less pigmented eyeshadow appear more colorful on your eyelid, take a white eyeliner pencil and run it over your entire eyelid. The opaque consistency of the liner will intensify any eyeshadow shade and make it pop instantly against your skin.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Fall in love with your skin

When it comes to skin care, we've all experienced disappointment. Quality skin care products can be expensive so the more you know before you buy can better the investment. Getting the right formulation for your skin will help to insure the product you buy is the product you use and not just another jar or bottle that ends up in the back of the cabinet because you paid for it and don't want to throw it away.

Selecting the formulation (delivery system) is not just about what you are partial to but what benefit that particular formula has for your skin. Today's products have lots and lots of science behind them. You can use the chart below as a good guide for choosing what will work for you.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Help! Grey roots are showing!

L'Oreal Professional saves the day!  Their Hair Touch Up - Root Concealer spray is so easy to use!  Take a look!



Get your root rescue super hero today!

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Essie's Black & Gold

It's easy and oh so chic!  If you can draw a line and make a dot, you can do this.  Need the colors?  Shop all Essie colors with our easy to use nail color finder.


Friday, October 19, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Matrix



Matrix haircare products provide everyday solutions. Ultimate versatility and specialized ingredients deliver healthy-looking hair for every need and hair type.


Thursday, October 18, 2018

Cover up the imperfections!

Learn a simple process to camouflage the appearance of acne and acne scars or other skin blemishes with the help of Global Makeup Educator Shawn Towne. This quick video will show you how to cover blemishes and manage the appearance of shine using Jane Iredale's Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer, Disappear Full Coverage Concealer and PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Hydroquinone


Hydroquinone is used to lighten the dark patches of skin (also called hyperpigmentation, melasma, "liver spots," "age spots," freckles) caused by pregnancy, birth control pills, hormone medicine, sun damage or injury to the skin. It is found in skin lighteners, facial and skin cleansers, facial moisturizers, hair conditioners, finger nail coating products.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

8 Signs that you need a hair cut.



Some of us love to get haircuts; others are shy of the shears, usually because of fears, like facing a dramatic change in appearance or using excessive length as a security blanket. But we all need to get hair cuts to maintain healthy-looking and strong strands. Frequent trims or mini trims combat breakage, as well as refresh the style. Plus, a change every now and then is a great way to perk yourself up, feel revitalized, put a spring in your step. So read on...you may find yourself in one of the 8 signs!

Monday, October 15, 2018

Should you break-up with your Hairdresser


Going to the hair salon should be a pleasurable experience. Whether you're getting your routine maintenance, transitioning your look for a new season or dramatically changing your style, you are trusting another person with one of your most important beauty assets.

First, let us say that most stylists are hard-working and dedicated.  They want you to be happy with their services and re-book.  Return clients make up a lot of their business, so keeping clients satisfied is essential.  That being said, watching out for a problem stylist is important, because no one wants to leave the salon looking worse than when they went in.  So...if you see any of the signs below, it's time to run...there are too many good hairdressers available for you to put up with one who doesn't give your hair their full attention.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Split Hair Dye - Simply Gorgeous!



Two tone hair has taken a gorgeous new twist.  The subtle colour blending of highlighted or ombre styles has been morphed in our affections by an altogether tougher, more dramatic look: The split dye.  This 'half and half' hair technique involves dyeing the hair on either side of your head two

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Is short hair right for you. Grab a pencil & ruler and let's find out!



Ever head to the hairdressers determined that this time you will finally get a pixie cut or bob, only to chicken out at the last moment?   Going for a dramatically different hairstyle is a big decision, especially if you are unsure it will suit your face shape - trust us, we've tried using hair pins to fake a shorter look and it just doesn't work.

Friday, October 12, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Suavecito - Suavecita


The brothers who created Suavecito didn't want to change the world; they just wanted to look good.

Suavecito means a smooth guy. 
It can also mean "that guy is a smooth player."
Growing up in California, the siblings loved everything about their local barbershops, except for the cost of pomade. Their favorite brand cost more than $20 a container, which made it too expensive for them and most of their friends.  So, brothers Pete & Tony Adame, along with their buddy "J-Bird" got busy.

Combining raw materials in a five-gallon bucket in their garage, the two inventors experimented until they developed something that gave them the look they wanted for a better price. At first, they just gave it away to their friends, but soon barbers started buying it to sell to their customers.

Now, Suavecito sells to customers around the world, but their mission hasn't changed: Quality products at a price that works for everyone.

All Suavecito products are water-soluble, giving them a wax-like sheen that washes out easily and doesn't leave a sticky residue. Building on the popularity of their original pomade, the brand offers a range of men's hair care products, everything from combs to aftershave.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Do's and Don'ts for Dry Shampoo


DO spray at least six inches away from the roots. This will lightly and evenly distribute the product without creating buildup. If you spray dry shampoo very close to your roots, it’ll make your hair look crispy, chalky and discolored.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Dry Shampoo


Are you a dry shampoo addict or just use it in a pinch? It is one of the most handy items in your beauty arsenal. It can be great on a hectic day or for added lift & texture on 2nd or even 3rd day hair. There has been a dry shampoo explosion in the past few years. Like most fads, this one’s a repeat—Victorians sprinkled powdered arrowroot on their locks. Today’s formulations are a little more complicated, but they do basically the same thing: soak up grease.

However, not all dry shampoos are created equal.  Some of the cheaper ones may contain harmful ingredients like talc!  Below are the most common ingredients in dry shampoo.  The really good quality salon products can be a life/time saver.  Be a knowledgeable consumer...read the label!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Hair Spray Holds & Tips

Hair spray products can set a style, hold a style and help you style. They are categorized by how strong of a hold that they provide.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Your face shape should determine how you apply blush!

There is no one right way to apply blush, but there are some general guidelines you can follow to get the best contours for your face.  Application of blush depends on the shape of your face. 

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Ten trending colors for fall 2018!

It's not your usual color palette for fall!  This year's runway colors (and hence what you'll see in the stores) has both more vibrant hues and some pastel surprises.


Saturday, October 6, 2018

Bangs!

The right bangs...full & strong or short & wispy can frame a face and highlight eyes and cheekbones.  Here, Joico Hair Care stylist gives you some expert advice!

Friday, October 5, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Loma

Renewable and Sustainable Beauty


Loma philosophy is to maintain a renewable and sustainable process. All of their packaging is recyclable and they require a minimum of 25% post-recyclable plastic in our bottles. Their manufacturing facility generates very little waste because they recycle everything they can, from raw material drums to cardboard and plastic.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Bombshell Bob

The Bob...it's classic, iconic, and many women's favorite, easy to do style.  We love the bob because if it's cut right, it is one of the easiest styles to manage and maintain.  But if you like to "glam" it up once in a while and are not sure how to do it with a bob cut, this video from Moroccanoil will have you looking WOW!


Wednesday, October 3, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Triclosan


Triclosan is an ingredient added to many consumer products. It is intended to reduce or prevent bacterial contamination. It is added to some antibacterial soaps and body washes, toothpastes, and some cosmetics—products regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Time to Glam it Up!

Practice makes perfect!  Especially when it comes to make-up.  We all have our normal daily routine.  It looks good for daily life.  But...what do you do when you want to really shine, when you want to take your natural look and glamorize it?  Jane Iredale Skin Care Make-up shows you how.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ready to apply gorgeous polish...uh oh...a snag!


You've diligently grown, filed, and buffed. Finally, all your nails are the same length. But then you feel a little snag and just like that, your on-point manicure dreams are smashed. Fortunately, we've got an oh-so-easy trick to fixing that tear in your nail: a tea bag. Here's how it's done.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Keep pastel hair beautiful!

Pastel hair has been on the rise for the past several years, and it's showing no signs of stopping. From pretty purples to bold blues to dramatic pinks, going with a milky bright shade in an unnatural hue is still totally on trend. There have even been a ton of sub-trends incorporating pastels, including underlights, opal hair, and colombre.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: AG Hair


AG Hair is a luxurious hair care line that restores hair to optimal condition with all shampoo and conditioners being PH balanced to restore hair's health. With a full line of styling products for sleek or textured looks, you'll have no problem reaching your hair goals with AG Hair

Friday, September 28, 2018

Think Pink...and more!

It's time to Think Pink!  This annual Breast Cancer Awareness event has improved the cure rate for women.  But when it comes to our health, thinking PINK may be a great time to reassess our overall health.  Never mind the New Year's resolutions...do it now!  Your health is your most important

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Air dry your style!

Air drying your hair as often as possible is a great way to keep your tresses healthy.  But what do you do and how?  Below, are great tips for air drying into gorgeous!