Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Lice Prevention

As the months of fun in the sun come to an end, it is time we start to get backpacks ready. School is just around the corner. Excitement of new classes and teachers and friends hang in the air. Shopping for new crayons, notebooks, and folders is fun and a great way to get pumped up for the new year. However, as with most things there is always a cloud in the sky.

As kid's go back to school there is always a fear of head lice. Lice is an issue almost every child & parent has had to deal with at one time. After a parent gets a call from the school confirming your

Monday, July 30, 2018

Delightfully soft skin with a Candle!

Have you ever viewed a product and thought, "Well that's interesting", but not really understood how to use it, so you just moved on.  Well that's often the case with the Earthly Body 3-in-1 Massage Oil Candle.  That's is, until you know how to use it.  Then you'll love it.  For many customers, it's their go-to bath time candle.  Delightful aroma (there are 12 different scents) while bathing...with a warmed oil for after.  Just watch!


Sunday, July 29, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: Original Sprout Miracle Detangler


Miracle Detangler


Original Sprout...it's all about safe products for children and babies.  The no tears, extra gentle and naturally organic products work their magic on all hair types.  

The champion of detanglers, Original Sprout's Miracle Detangler quick release formula makes tough tangles history. It is no wonder it gets a 5-star rating from every Mom whose ever had to fight the morning hair combing tears.  Combing is fast, painless & safe without formaldehyde (Hydantoin DMDM) found in most children's detanglers. Use on dry or wet hair any time for a freshly washed feeling.
  • With Organic Rosemary to Help Repel Lice & Insects 
  • With Natural & Organic Ingredients 
  • Free of Fruit Extracts & Honey 
  • No Citrus Oils (Photosensitizers) 
  • Free of Hormone Disrupters 
  • Calms & Smooths Dry Hair 
  • Soy Free, Gluten Free, Cruelty Free, Biodegradable, 100% Vegetarian & Vegan, E.U. Cosmetic Directive Compliant.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Contour & Highlight correctly

Many of us have one "blush".  Most of the time, it's because when we buy the kits with 2 or 3 shades, we end up using just one of the shades anyway.  Well, to contour correctly, we need all of the shades. So, we need to know how and where to use each one for that flawless look we admire.  The video below from Jane Iredale Skin Care Make-up shows you just how easy it really is!


Friday, July 27, 2018

Hot for Summer Hair 😍

SUMMER 2018 BOLD HAIR COLOR TRENDS
OMG are we in LOVE with this season's hair trends and kudos to the ladies who are daring enough to pull it off! From the vivid hues to flawless blending, this style-craze is truly a unique work of art! Mermaid, Unicorn and Rainbow hair color has been trending since last year, and in our opinion is one of the best things to have happened to the hair industry.  

Thursday, July 26, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Organic Nation

Organic Nation - Founders Vanessa and George Jilly, who launched the much beloved Aveda brand to Australia in the 1990's with great success, also dreamed of producing positive change for the skin with truly organic products that could break modern standards. It took 25 years of experience and learning to create this ideal skincare line dedicated to trackable, sustainable and organically powered ingredients with a soil to skin philosophy; that means Vanessa and George have gone to incredible lengths to know where their ingredients grow so they can ensure their products produce naturally beautiful effects every time.
Organic Nation Science
Green Chemistry from Soil to Skin
Made in Australia for the World
Organic Nation calls it superfood for your skin when referring to the organic ingredients from all over the globe that produces potent healing and nourishing effects. Some vital key actives that can be found in various products are:

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Hard Water

If your home has hard water, which 85% of American homes do, then you also find yourself thinking, my shampoo isn't working like it used to!  It is doing the same work, it's just your hair has a problem.  Read on!
Hard water contains dissolved minerals, usually carbonates of the metal ions calcium and magnesium. Calcium sulfate and iron deposits are also not unusual. Hard metal ions found in water are positively charged. Hair is negatively charged.  Positive and negative charges are attracted to one another.  The result is hard water’s metal ions will attach itself to the most negative charged areas of
the hair, which happens to be the damaged areas.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Glitter Nail Polish; are you applying it right?

Glitter, glitter, glitter. Who can't live without it? We're all obsessed, especially when it comes to glitter nail polish. While it may look gorgeous on our nails, I think we can all agree that applying glitter polish can be a huge pain and many times, very messy.
Well worry no more, we are here to help! Check out our quick 5-step guide to perfect your glitter-mani!

Monday, July 23, 2018

Key Things for Your Hair Type

Are You Picking the Right Products to Use for Your Hair Type?
With so many options and varieties of hair care products, it can be very confusing trying to decide what is best for your hair. With 89% of us feeling dissatisfied with our hair, we can't help but think that this might be due to not knowing what option is the best for our individual hair type. So, we wanted to break down a few basic keywords to look for the next time you're buying product.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: DevaCurl No Poo Original


NO-POO ORIGINAL
NO-POO ORIGINAL
Time to celebrate CURLS! If you want an honest review, just ask @hifelicia or @itscurlypenny. They love their Deva Curl No-Poo Shampoo; there is no way they'd attend #CURLFEST2018  without it! For a limited time, get your liter size bottle during our semi-annual liter sale. Be sure to check out DevaCurl's full line @Beauty Care Choices


Saturday, July 21, 2018

Yes! Temporary Color even for Brunettes!

You don't have to be a platinum blonde, for those fun, temporary colors to give your hair a dose of whimsy or glam.  Check out how Joico's stylist create this "mermaid" style using their InstaTint Temporary Haircolor Sprays!  So easy!  13 Colors!



So if you're in love with vibrant colors but a bit bashful to dive hair first into committing to them; they last a perfect three days and easily wash out with your normal shampoo. On top of all that, Instatint Temporary Color Shimmer Sprays fight frizz and add glorious shine to your hair. What more could you ask for!   (They're also the perfect start for your teen whose been nagging about getting a wild hair color.)

Friday, July 20, 2018

Fun & Easy "Invisible Roller"

You could easily fall in love with this fab Alterna Caviar Style Invisible Roller Contour Setting Spray product when you watch how easy and quick it is to create those loose curl looks that really last.


P.S. Alterna's CAVIAR line lets you turn back time, with all of their anti-aging hair care products.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Choosing Eye Shadow: Powder or Liquid

Have you ever envied someone whose eye shadow looks gorgeous and perfectly blended with clear colors?  Then, when you try to copy it you end up with a smudgy mess.  Well we have some tips for you that might just make your shadow the envy of others.
A good powder eye shadow is heavily pigmented. The color reveals itself with the first stroke and will not fade. As a rule, matte eye shadow has a more sheer texture, while shimmer (in the form of mica particles) gives eye shadow a rich texture that intensifies its color.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Antioxidants

Collagen - the substance that holds the body together - is the most abundant protein of the human body and is found in the skin, bones, muscles and tendons.  As we age, our body's collagen production declines...the result to our skin (which is 70% collagen) is the sagging, loss of firmness and wrinkles. 

It is a result of free radical activity in the body. Free radicals are molecules that are produced by environmental exposures like tobacco smoke and radiation, including radiation from the sun and other sources of UV rays, including tanning beds. Free radicals are also produced when your body breaks down food.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Curling Mistakes to Avoid!

Want the perfect curls but don't know how to achieve them? Tired of your curls falling flat? It just might be that you are committing mistakes when curling your hair.
 
Don't worry, we are here to help. Check out our list to make sure you are not committing these mistakes so you can have the the best curls possible!

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: ColorProof CrazySmooth Extreme Shine Treatment Oil


CrazySmooth Extreme Shine Treatment Oil
@alishajaredhairartistry and @thestarvingartist are no strangers to the hair game. They simply can't get enough of this Shine Treatment Oil and we can see why. This 100% vegan oil is feather-light, making it ideal for all hair types, and won't leave your hair feeling greasy. Be ready for a shine like no other while having hair that feels like you just walked out of the salon every time you use it!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

BRAND PROFILE: Onesta


Onesta - From their family to yours, Onesta perfects clean formulas with honest ingredients that nourish your hair by way of Nature to enhance your life experience with safe hair care products. This groundbreaking company leads the way by harmonizing with nature and delivering high-performance salon hair care products in an effort to make the world a little more beautiful.
Onesta Science
Onesta strives to create naturally based products that are safe and free from harmful chemicals by sourcing sustainable, organic ingredients that deliver naturally beautiful results. These incredible green ingredients, among many others, can be found in Onesta formulations:

Friday, July 13, 2018

Bangs or NO Bangs

If you are considering updating your style by cutting bangs, stop for a moment!  While bangs can be high maintenance and while hair does grow back, the grow out process can be painful. On the other hand, bangs can make your style more dramatic, draw attention to fabulous eyes or be very flirty and cute.  Here are four tips before you or your hairdresser grab the shears:

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Pretty, soft and kiss-able lips!

Our lips take a lot of abuse but we often forget to protect them like we do our other skin.  Lips have no oil or sweat glands and we are constantly exposing them to things that irritate...like spicy foods, citric acids, hot drinks, etc.  Plus, during the summer we go from dry, heated air to cold frigid air and back.  We are also our own worst enemy to our lips when we "lick" our lips.  Saliva evaporates quickly, so while it may feel good, licking your lips can make them drier than before and the enzymes that help your saliva clean your mouth and digest food are much too harsh for your lips.

So what do you do if your lips are feeling dry or chapped to get them kiss-ably soft and keep them that way?

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Toluene


Toluene is a petrochemical derived from petroleum or coal tar. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) considers toluene to be one of the most toxic ingredients on the market. You may see it on labels listed as benzene, toluol, phenylmethane, methylbenzene. It can be found in nail polish, nail treatments and hair color/bleaching products.


Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Age appropriate make-up tips for your 'Tween

Age Appropriate Makeup for Pre-teens 
Do you have a tween daughter preparing for their first day of middle school? Have you noticed her sudden interest in the make-up aisle at your local drugstore?  It might just be that time then to start considering how you want to handle the issue of make-up for your preteen. Many parents do not want their tween wearing make-up; no "ifs, ands or buts" about it. We're afraid our daughters will look older than their age or attract attention they're not quite ready to handle. Not to mention their inability to properly apply the stuff while taking care of their skin. Don't worry, we're here to help.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Gel-Styled Looks

Gel: One of the most innovative hair care products that we all seem to either love or hate.
Many times, we may tend to stray away from hair gel because we are not sure how to apply properly to achieve a certain look.  But gel can help you mold, shape and hold your style all day!  
 
No Worries, we are here to help. Check out our guide to help you perfect and create those gorgeous gel-styled looks!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

WeeklyTrendingProduct: Alterna Caviar Resort Sun Reflection Shine Spray


NEW 
Caviar Resort Sun Reflection Shine Spray

Caviar Resort 
Hot off the press... Alterna just dropped their new Caviar Resort line;  @maggiemh and @konstantinos_hair are raving! Quickly becoming a best-seller, the Caviar Resort line is proving to be even more amazing than the packaging! Bring home a few treasures from the sea.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Best Hair Spray Tips

Innovative hair sprays prevent hair strands from sticking together. To take advantage of these formulations you must however hold the spray nozzle at least 12" away from your hair and keep the spray can in constant motion.

Friday, July 6, 2018

BRAND PROFILE : Schwarzkopf

SchwarzkopfIn 1898 Berlin, inside a small drugstore owned by Hans Schwarzkopf, a qualified chemist who began his incredible career in the world of beauty by featuring a popular perfume section in his store. Hans would become the man behind the curtain of a modern-day haircare giant that by 1903 would become the most inventive cosmetics company when Hans Schwarzkopf created the 'powder shampoo', a new, improved and very popular solution for cleansing the hair.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Achieving the perfect foundation with GloMinerals


Glo Professional GloMinerals are classic mineral color cosmetics that contain antioxidants and other pharmaceutical grade ingredients with firming, toning, healing and moisturizing benefits.  This video shows you how to easily create a flawless foundation in 3 easy steps.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

BEAUTY SCIENCE: Charcoal

Activated charcoal draws bacteria, poisons, chemicals, dirt and other micro-particles to the surface of skin, helping you to achieve a flawless complexion and fight acne. First, let's be clear. The charcoal in question isn’t the stuff you put in your barbecue grill. The charcoal used for skin care is what’s known as activated charcoal. It just means it has been treated to increase its absorbency. Activated charcoal isn’t anything new—it’s been around for years. It got its start in the emergency room as a treatment for accidental poisonings. because the charcoal absorbs the foreign substance before it has a chance to enter the bloodstream.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Ultra Smooth, Shiny Hair



Love the look of sleek, shiny hair?  Follow the expert tips below for achieving ultra-smooth tresses.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Break-Up With Breakage

Breakage Got You Feeling Incomplete?

Here are some tips to follow to get your hair back on the road to recovery

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Weekly Trending Product: Pureology Strength Cure System



Strength Cure
Designed for strengthening and repairing damaged, color-treated hair.
Did you know Pureology's AntiFade Complex protects your color with its full spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen? This is exactly why you should be using strength cure, along with models @jocelyn and @ashleyvasicek . Not only that, their products are also sulfate-free, vegan, and provide superior color protection!