If you D.I.Y. color your hair at home and I know many of you are with the uncertain times were in. You need to be armed with not only the box of color but this! Vaseline is a gals or guys best friend in so many ways!
Apply a thin layer of Vaseline at your hairline.The petroleum jelly will form a barrier so the color doesn’t seep into the skin and creates a protective barrier. YOU DON’T WANT your face and skin to be shades of red,brown,chocolate and or a pink hair color hue. Stay safe and protect your skin too.
In a pinch and don’t have any Vaseline? Try a bit of coconut oil and apply it the same way.
I finally ventured out and shopped. Shopping 🛍 not for groceries but for FUN for a change. I have not shopped since March. But this 5 Minutes for ME shopping time felt good! WOW! I forgot what that feels like. But definitely remember what it looks like. A couple of stores I visited are NOT the same. The experience is so different and the mood is cold. It is a new shopping frontier with this pandemic.
It was hair raising.
Since I own a beauty business I ventured down the beauty aisle. So empty …so different.
What caught my eye since I am lip 💋obsessed was a hair brush with fuchsia lips. I HAD to have it! It was by the company called Wet Brush. The brand is NOT new to me.
I love their detangling hair loving and protecting brushes. Wish I had these brushes in my teen years too as I have always had long hair and struggled with tangles. Only in the past couple of years have i lightened it up and got my hair cut a bit shorter. My hair loves to tangle so these brushes protect and love my hair too. Since I get a lot of compliments on my hair and people wonder whats my secret to healthy looking haircare I highly recommend these brushes and allow your hair to AIR dry naturally. No heat damage for me or over drying by a blow dryer.
I also was drawn to another brush on the rack that was called a SHINE enhancer brush by Wet Brush.
Detangles hair and brings natural shine.
Detangles with less force and less damage.
Made from natural boar and exclusive IntelliFlex bristles.
This brush is AMAZING and does what it says on the package above. I AM IN ❤️LOVE. By the way, the Shine Brush also works beautifully with DRY shampoo too!
If and or when you venture out shopping and have some time for you.Masked up andhandsanitizer in handcheck out these brushes and give them a whirl. I know you will enjoy them too.
I love ❤️ ALL my clients and those who are girls of color too. So, I thought you’d like to learn some tips for a pretty awesome complexion,makeup and hair.This post addresses three beauty issues.
Since I am Eurasian I usually mix two foundation colors to create my look. Same is true for women of color.
Things have changed in the world of beauty with beauty brands like Fenty Beauty and other brands you can find a foundation. But at times or if you’re a mixed chick like me or not sometimes you’ll find foundation for you may be too pink, too pale, too red… so you’ll look better if you play chemist and mix two. It’s fun actually.
Mixing one foundation from a brand and a few dots of another brands color you will look even more even toned. That’s the goal… Right?
For applying foundation I like to use my Makeup Magic Wand sponge on a stick damp with a dash of water. This way it spreads easier and you can sheer the colors out as you give them a whirl.
I apply a lighter color on the inner part of the face and a darker on the edges, forehead and chin. Black or brown skin is usually two-toned. So I have learned to play with makeup and mix.
For feet, soft elbows and knees I highly recommend one of Oprah’s favorites.
Farmhouse Fresh Honey 🍯 Heel Glaze. It has an aromatic scent with hydrating loveliness that takes away an ashy look to your soles,toes, elbows and knees. It smells like grandma baked an awesome pie! Instant soft skin gratification. Beyond yum!
As for the eyes. I show my clients how to create a one color all over the lid look with a highlighter. Or how to apply several shades of highlighters …all over the lid. Champagne, gold, copper… and at the outer corner a smidge of a deeper matte shade to pull it all together for even more definition.
As for hair I recommend what clients tell me they use for a hair hydrating treatment it is Clarified Butter. Yes, a spa hair treatment awaits you at the grocery store. You just need to go buy it. Do this once a week and leave on at least 20 minutes. Your hair will say… Thank You!!
My clients teach me and I teach them. Caring is sharing!I hope you’ve enjoyed my tips and tricks!
When you plan your wedding large or small you need to put your hair,makeup and skincare close to the top of that list of things to do too. You want to look your best. Don’t you?
Several months before the big day you need to get your skin ready and for it to look the best it can be. If you don’t already do it get a Deep Cleansing Facial. Getting a facial is like getting your teeth professionally cleaned by the dental hygienist but for your skin. The photographs you take on your special day and leading up to your wedding day last a lifetime.
The esthetician at a spa or clinic analyzes your skin and makes a plan so your skin will look its absolute healthiest.
She or he will spend time exfoliating, toning, hydrating and skin tightening your face with various products and devices. Whatever they think your skin needs. Times have changed and technology is so advanced. So many wonderful things available to us now than ever before.
The skin therapist will set up a skin care routine and products for you to do at home as well. She may just become your new best friend!
If you don’t have an esthetician ask a friend or do a Google search. There is nothing like your friends referral. Right?
If you would like to try someone else rather than your regular hairstylist …DO IT. Especially if you need someone to do some up dos and elaborate hair styling. There are stylists who cut hair, color hair and some who specialize in … just doing brides!
It all depends on the LOOK you are looking for. “Country Charm, Snow Princess or Earth Angel”. I know you have a vision. Let them know what it is. Book a consultation first to see their work and ask to see their look book.
They usually have photographs of their work on their website or on Instagram. Many celebrities work with fashion stylists,hair stylists,makeup artists that not only do great work they select ones who they FEEL comfortable with. Not just your regular haircuts and trims but by a hair treatment so your hair will not look dull, lifeless,split ends and frizzy. The stylist will recommend professionally a hair product plan for you to use at home too. Think of this routine like they are like a gym for your hair. Get your hair in the best shape it can be.
Lastly, you will need to find a makeup artist. Time to decide if you want one for your wedding day or do you want to do your own makeup the day of your wedding. A makeup artist can make you look your best in person and in photographs by a photographer or iPhone camera.
You don’t want your skin to look shiny, blemished, your eyes look tired or your blush obviously overdone. It is all in the details.
If you typically don’t wear false eyelashes or don’t like them.Don’t do it. If you are not comfortable in them or they are not your style it is best to stay away from them. Same is true of makeup. You don’t want your makeup to be over the top. You have to let the hairstylist and makeup artist know what you want. Bring them photos from bridal magazines or from photos and looks you like online. This will help them to help you.
Next time I will share with you and we will explore the …
Must Have Beauty Essentials &more for your wedding day.
Don’t let this pandemic get in your way. Make plans for your beautiful day!
There’s something about a hair makeover that’s so hard to look away from. Whether it’s your BFF, mom or favorite celeb, seeing their new look can inspire your own. The best celebrity hair makeovers of 2020 (so far) are both subtle and exciting and just might make you want to try a new look this…
While you’re adding Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You and Ariana Grande’s Santa Tell Me back on your Spotify playlist, Katy Perry has a new song you just might want to include. Perry’s Cozy Little Christmas comes with a festive music video featuring over-the-top holiday makeup, too, as expected from Perry. Girl…
Is your skin feeling tight,dry, have a bit of red patches and flaky? Is your skin acting up?
You’re not alone. It is the fall season and headed into the dreaded cold long winter.
This morning I will be on TV on The Saturday edition of the Morning Show on WJXT4 you will find today’s video link there later this morning. http://www.news4jax.com
Here are the deets on skin care right now:
Is before you moisturize you have to make certain that your skin is exfoliated. CURENatural Aqua Gel has got you covered. This I have a feeling is going to be my new beauty go to a friend told me about. One bottle is sold every 4.5 seconds in Japan. Girls and women can’t get enough of this gel. No chemicals!
Keep calm and moisturize on. Your skin needs it now! Keep a large bottle or jar handy in your home or at your desk or add a travel size one in your purse. There are so many to choose from. There is no excuse for not using moisturizer. *Even oily skin needs it!
Don’t wash your face with deodorant soap.enjoy the beauty of a goat milk soap Beekman 1802 in honeyed grapefruit is my fav’!
The skin on your body needs LOVE too. TherapiSpa has some deeply moisturizing lotions for hands and body.
Repair Balm Balm by Eminence Organics can rescue your red irritated skin. Or choose the Aveeno with oatmeal.
Kocostar Eye Rescue mask capsulesare the latest and greatest serious to give you the 911 for your skin. Eye areas need moisture too. But NOT moisturizer you use on your face. This delicate area needs an eye gel or a mask.
Besides the above Aveeno has a body wash that you can use in the shower or bath. Bye Bye to feeling very dry and itchy and red skin. It too works wonders and is gentle.
Got fly aways and having a bad hair day? Your hair needs moisturizer too. Give it a treatment with not only conditioner but a hair treatment too.
If your skin needs EMERGENCY relief NOW and FAST.
Try any of the face,lip,eye area and body care with a sheet mask or a gel mask. Not only are they the latest trend that isn’t going away. They REALLY work.
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