Saturday, March 31, 2018

Hair How-To: Festival Season!

Spring is Festival Season!! From Coachella to Comic-Con & even Renaissance we have found the hairstyles that will have all eyes on you. So check out these inspired looks from ghd that we couldn't resist sharing with you:

Dusty Pink Dutch Braids

  1. Create a center part using a comb.
  2. Use your Curling Iron or Straightener vertically into the root of the hair and twist the styler 360 degrees as you push through the hair. Moving away from the face to create gentle & soft waves.
  3. With your comb create a triangular section from the center parting to the crown then braid this section using Dutch Braid Method. *Dutch Braid Method : Inside out braid, taking small sections from underneath as you braid through the hair. Then secure with a clear elastic hair tie. 
  4. For the Dusty Pink drama, spray braids with temporary hair color of your choice. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

NEW Saints & Sinners Haircare Line

Introducing a new & much loved brand:  Saints & Sinners  -  A 100% Vegan, cruelty-free hair care brand that focuses on putting the stunning back into your hair no matter how damaged.  It almost supernatural how these luxurious products turn dry, frizzy, chemically treated, unruly hair to healthy and glorious. Take a look at some of their potions!

Thursday, March 29, 2018

FAQ: Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup is not just a hype! It is here to stay for a long, long time. Mineral makeup provides promises of a more gentle and natural approach to your moring routine. But hesitation ensues when you realize things like poison oak and arsenic are also natural. We are constantly getting questions about why people should make the switch to one of our outstanding mineral makeup brands. Well below are some of our most asked questions answered.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Mousse - You'll love it if you use it correctly!

Mousse.  It's so underrated, so misused and yet it is the perfect styling product for that perfect at-home blowout (or artfully disheveled waves.  Used correctly, it can give you incredible lift and weightless texture.  It comes in formulas from light to extreme hold.   But it all comes down to application and styling tools.  You need a vented brush.
Give the can a good shake. Then pump a tennis ball-sized puff directly onto the brush (not your palms!) before combing it through damp (not sopping wet!) strands. Get into your roots with the mousse. It’s meant to boost volume there the most.

The mousse will slowly seep through the vented slots so that it gets evenly distributed as you brush (as opposed to uneven application from your hands). For extra lift, pull your hair at ninety degrees from the head with short, repeated strokes will you dry it.  You get zero crunch once dried. It also helps to perk up limp, day-two strands. Just re-wet, reapply and blast your roots with a dryer.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Fish Tail Braids

So fun! So cute! And now, so easy!  GHD shows you how to take your hair from straight to adorable!  If you've never created a fishtail braid, this video shows you how-to, and since it is two braids toward the front (rather than one down the back), you can see what you are doing.

Monday, March 26, 2018

New from ColorProof! Thicken while you blow dry!

It's here! BioRepair-8 is a blow-dry spray that will add thickness to your hair as you blow-dry.  The heat-activated spray will really help those with thinning hair create a style that is full of volume.  It weightlessly increases the diameter of each strand of hair.  Plus, it does it all naturally.  This spray is actually good for your hair, nourishing it and your scalp as you can see from the chart below.  So, if you have thinning hair or suffer from hair loss, this could be your hair styling best friend!  Buy it now!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Saturday, March 24, 2018

YonKa - Skin Care for Super Stars & You!

It's time to brighten up that winter skin and YonKa Paris is here to help!  Their products range from cleansers & facial masks to Age Correction products that work!  Specially formulated to satisfy the many exacting needs of mature skin, AGE EXCEPTION products offer the epidermis a new vital force in an exceptional formulation: the combination of extraordinarily powerful active ingredients to ensure excellent results, sensorial textures and fragrances refined down to the last note for unequalled refinement.
This Spring, discover EXCELLENCE CODE Global Youth Eye-Lip Contours and Sleeping Mask.

Friday, March 23, 2018

Glam up that pony tail!

Today's styles are all about texture.  A simple pony tail is quick & easy.  But, you can glam up your pony tail using just your flat iron and some bands.  GHD shows you how!  TIP:  if you have thin or fine hair, spray in a little root lifter at the roots on the top of your hair and blow dry, lifting the hair as you dry.  Then gather the hair for the pony tail.

You can find the best root lift sprays here and they're now up to 40% off!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

KMS Style Matters!

Start to finish KMS has your style in mind - from prepping Shampoos, Conditioners & Treatments to bringing your look to life with creative styling products that build, boost, mold & shape. Down to the finish line products that define your unique style statement & maintain that mane. Follow these two unique style equations to acheive these perfect looks!

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Little Changes for a big Impact

Most everyone has their set beauty routine and once you get it established, it rarely changes.  Color may change, products may change, but what you do and the order to you it in, stays set.  Well, below are five common beauty mistakes.  If you are doing any of them, it may be time to make a change!  They're small changes, but have a big impact.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Joico's NEW Beach Shake

Beach Shake Texturizing Finisher by Joico will give your hair beautiful, carved out separation that will mimic the modern day beach look. Lightly lifts layers to give your hair an airy feel and leaves it feeling soft and full of bounce! Here's how!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Nail Rescue! The non-manicure!

Spring is upon us.  That means we're back to yardwork, digging, and trimming.  My Grandma is a gardener and her hands are always handling dirt (and other items I shudder to imagine) so her nails are often chipped, cracked and discolored.  I found the perfect solution and she loves it!  Even if you're not someone who digs in the dirt, you may have other demands on your hands that make it hard for your manicure to survive.   Zoya Naked Manicure was the Editor's Favorite in the August, 2015 issue of Allure magazine.  "These polishes do for your nails what a great BB cream and highlighter do for your skin.  The beige evens nails, the sheer white brightens tips, and together they look like you're wearing nothing at all."  I totally agree.  There are four perfectors; lavender, pink, nude and mauve.  You use them alone or together to get a perfect color and tone that matches your nail bed.  I've included some info below on this and I can totally recommend it!

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Are You Using The Correct Foundation?

With So Many Types of Foundations, How Do You Know Which One is Best for Your Skin Type?

The struggle is real and can be totally confusing; especially with the ever-evolving make-up industry. Remember the old days when your only options were liquid or powder? If only it were that simple now. And what if you're actually adding years to your age by using the wrong product, then you're defeating the whole purpose of make-up! Don't worry, we're here to help!

Pressed Powder Foundation- Matte finish, medium-full coverage.
A powder is the least hydrating foundation and is great for oily skin. It also photographs nicely. Can cause your skin to look flat.

Friday, March 16, 2018

You're not going to believe it, but you're going to love it!

We show you a lot of different nail art ideas, tips and tricks and we always get one or two comments about how much you love the idea, but don't think you have the skill.  Well!  Now you do! Anyone can create these metallic nail effects with OPI's new Chrome Effects powders.  The video below shows you just how easy it is. 
They use a black nail polish and blue metallic.  You use your imagination to create your own look. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Slumber your way to skin perfection!

Infused with tamarind, wu-zhu-yu and Persian silk tree extracts to promote restful and regenerative sleep, Dermalogica's Sound Sleep Cocoon is totally new!  It's the perfect night cream. 

The essential French lavender oil (with sandalwood and patchouli) is motion activated to both help you sleep soundly and to renew your skin. 

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Slow Passion Fruit Beauty

The days can become longer & longer, if it's been a while since you took time to pamper yourself. Everyone deserves a moment where they can turn their back on the chaos of the daily grind. So get ready to  quiet your mind, calm your senses & indulge in a greater awareness of caring for yourself.  SpaRitual calls this the world of 'slow beauty', which is a return to simple wellness.  It is only when we slow down that are we able to experience our true selves. This brand is fully committed to creating Earth Sustaining products that relax, nourish & reconnect your body, mind & soul.

Introducing SpaRitual's NEW Passion Fruit Agave Vegan Nourishing line, which will give you the 'slow beauty' day you deserve. It will send you back into that fast world feeling deeply pampered & reconnected.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

From Work to Drinks in Minutes!

Ring-Ring, your ladies just called! And they said it's time for Girls Night Out - Drinks, laughter & lady shenanigans are the absolute best.
But we know the struggle. You grind all week and when the moment comes to take your look from Work Chic to Glamazon, it can leave you feeling like a tired, hot mess. 
So, whether you have minutes or hours to primp for partying, here are the best tricks to get you out the door and looking flawless. 

The Secret Weapon:

Taking into account your hair texture, type and desired end look - You really only need one product to carry with you or for keeping at the office to primp post-work.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Sunday, March 11, 2018

How To: 2018 Oscar Look with CHI

Recreate Lupita Nyong'o's Red Carpet Hair
by CHI Artist Anna Cantu

Step 1. You will want to start out by making a diagonal zig-zag part from your left eyebrow to the opposite ear, this will be Section A. Then, you will create Section B by using the point where you left off with in section A and part directly across to the other side of the ear. The remaing hair will become Section C.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

3 classic styles updated for 2018!

Looking to update your style?  These three great looks are a modern version of the classic shag, bob and pixie!

The Shag, a staple hair style since the 1960's has always been associated with effortless, street-smart style.  Updated...keep your length, but add a structured shape, blunt bangs and pronounced layers. This version will give you limitless styling versatility!

Friday, March 9, 2018

911: Gray Coverage!

Does life have you running around like a chicken with your head cut off?! Ok, maybe it's not that bad but if you're half as busy as we are, we know you have to shave time off of some of your routines. Unfortunately, our hair can take the back burner at times and before you know it that hair appointment you meant to reschedule is now 2 weeks overdue. Don't worry though, we have you covered! You can literally conceal and camouflage unwanted greys in seconds.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Dry Skin??? Hydrate from the inside out with these foods!

These food are both yummy and great for your dry skin!  Using lotions on the outside will hydrate your skin for the day, but if you really want to help improve your skin's health, you need to nourish it from the inside too!  

Sweet Potatoes are you skin's best friend!  
These tasty tubers are not only delicious but they're super healthy and are a great for dry skin remedy. This root vegetable—don't forget to eat the skin—packs a double dose of skin-protecting nutrients, including vitamin A and beta carotene,  How it works: Vitamin A aids in skin repair, while beta carotene strengthens the skin's protective barrier, helping to moisturize and plump up skin cells.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Your best SKIN Tone

A perfect complexion is the ideal, yet hardly anyone actually has the genetics to achieve this goal, without a little help anyway. That's where Corrective Concealers come in and we have the perfect palette of helpful hues to take your complexion correction to the next level:

glo Skin Beauty Corrective Camouflage Kit

This easy to apply formulation expertly conceals & neutralizes skin discoloration, along with complexion imperfections. Comes in a glamorous matte black palette that's perfect for carrying with you. Each shade is a blendable cream, designed to give you the best coverage possible.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Toning At Home - Get Your Best Blonde or Brunette!

We all know that amazing feeling walking out of the salon. Our color is perfect, exactly like that picture we found in the magazine. Fast forward to one week later and... well it's just not the same. Where did the shine go and how did the brassy orange and yellow tones appear? And why? Follow along as we answer these questions and explore one of the easiest ways to prolong your salon perfect color.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Weekly Trending Product Pravana Perfect Blonde

The Perfect Blonde

Let's kick some brass!!! Pravana delivers THE Perfect Blonde with their highly pigmented Purple Toning Shampoo. If you're blonde, grey, or even if you have only highlights throughout darker hair, you know that after time it will start to pick up a not so nice yellow color. This is due to environment mainly but minerals from your water may also be the culprit. Either way, purple/blue shampoo will counteract those yellow/orangey shades of yuck, giving you brighter blondes or greys! Cosmopolitan has dubbed The Perfect Blonde as "The One Wash Wonder"; you will see immediate results after only one wash! 

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Don't let your beauty products put your health at risk!

"... counterfeit cosmetics have been found by federal agencies to "contain hazardous substances, including cyanide, arsenic, mercury, lead, urine, and rat droppings..."  

The above quote is from a Government Accounting Office recently released report on counterfeit products being sold on Amazon, E-Bay, Wal-Mart and other on line marketers.  Most of these products are knock-offs from China. 

Every major news outlet has been reporting on this story and warning consumers.  That is why Beauty Care Choices wants to assure their customers...We never have and never will purchase our products from any source other than the manufacturer or their authorized wholesaler.  

Through the past 16 years, Beauty Care Choices has worked to develop strong relationships with the major salon beauty products companies.  When we first began on-line sales, many did not want their products sold on line and we honored that.  We did not go looking for knock-off sources to increase our bottom line.  Instead, we spent our time demonstrating to these brands that on-line sales were good for both them and the people that loved their brand but liked the ease and convenience of on line shopping.  We maintained Customer Service staff who were and are licensed cosmetologists to provide the best advice on product use and selection.

Bottom line:  You can trust Beauty Care Choices to sell only top quality cosmetics & skin care products that are purchased only from the actual manufacturer or their authorized wholesaler.

This video from CBS this Morning shows the problem!

Friday, March 2, 2018

Help for Tired, Puffy Eyes

We all get them...puffy eyes, tired eyes, dark circles.  They can be caused by allergies, eye strain, lack of sleep or even (if you are lucky) a great night out!  No matter the why, the how to fix is the important part and ToGoSpa is the answer.  You may never have heard of this brand, but believe us when we say they can be your best friend.  ToGoSpa makes Collagen Gel Masks for under your eyes, as well as for your face and even your lips!  So next time your shopping at Beauty Care Choices, check out these little wonders.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Yon-Ka Time Resist Day & Night

Your skin has different needs between day and night, and it's rare to find a single product that really does it all.  When you do, you want to celebrate!

Yon-Ka has created two innovative creams, so your skin is covered with the 24 hour care it deserves & the nourishment it needs.