5 More ways to add volume!

Here is 5 additional ways to add volume to your flat lifeless hair.

1. Use Dry Shampoo! In between washes or to rock a style from the day before use a little dry shampoo. It will remove the excess oils and give your hair extra lift. Just spray on your roots and rub in with your fingers.

2. Match hair texture to the right product! To get the best looking hair use products for your hair type. If you have thinner hair use light weight products like a mist or light serum to give added volume. For medium textured hair use a mousse to add bulk to the hair without weighting it down.

3. Feed your scalp! A Healthy scalp leads to healthy hair growth. If your hair seems thin and straggly, use a vitamin enriched treatment. It will give the nutrients your scalp needs to help grow healthy hair.

4. Tease it! When you tease your hair it creates a padding of hair that the rest of your hair sits on. Thus giving it volume. When you tease your hair be sure to fully remove the teeth from the hair after each stroke.

5. Add some curls! After you ruff dry your hair roll in curlers. Let them sit until the hair is completely dry then remove. Not only will you have loose waves or curls, but it will give you added volume on top.

~aphrodite

5 ways to boost volume.

Here are 5 simple tricks to help your flat lifeless hair.

1. Lose the part! Keeping your hair parted the same way tends to flatten the hair. Switch your part to the other side for an instant volume boost. You can also lose the part completely by pulling your hair straight back. Use hairspray to keep the hair in place.

2. Condition first, Then Shampoo. While most people shampoo their hair before they condition it, that causes your hair to become weighted down reuslting in a flat look. By conditioning  your hair before you shampoo you will remove excess build up, and result in fuller hair.

3. Get the right cut! If you have thick hair avoid getting a one-length cut. This will cause your hair to look weighted down. Instead use longer layers to give your hair the movement it needs. With thinner hair try a shorter more layered cut to give and appearance of thickness.

4. Blow up, Not out! When blow drying first ruff dry your hair, then blow dry in an upward motion to create volume. Use the cool shot at the end to freeze the hair. 

5. Add oils! Use an all natural plant oil to help remove the heavier oils on your scalp. When you wash your hair it will be healthier and cleaner.

~Aphrodite

3 More Easy Make-up Saving Fixes

In the last post about make-up saving fixes, we told you how to fix clumpy mascara, cakey foundation, and chipped polish. Today we are going to help you out even more by telling you how to fix an oily t-zone, smudged eyeliner, and runny lipstick. After these tips you will no longer have to throw away your favorite make-up.

1. Oily T-zone. When you have a oily t-zone, you can use a large powder brush to apply powder as needed to absorb oil. It will keep your make-up looking great, while getting rid of the excess oil on your face. If your face is prone to becoming oily, try use an oil free moisturizer, and try using a once a week oatmeal scrub. It is great for exfoliating your skin, and it helps to decrease the oil.

2. Smudged Eyeliner. Not everyone loves to rock the smudged eyeliner look. If you do just evenly smudge both eyes with a make-up sponge. If you do not want the smudged eyeliner look, take a cotton swab to blot and lift way the streaks the best you can. You can prevent the smudged eyeliner look by staying away from heavy moisturizers around your eyes, and use a gel-based liner. They go on much smoother than liquid eyeliner, and do not run. Also try using eyeliner just on the top lid.

3. Mussed/Runny Lipstick. Lipstick that doesn’t stay in place is not a good look for anyone. To clean up runny lipstick, dip one end of a cotton swab in make-up remover and wipe off the area. Use the other side of the cotton swab to remove any access remover. Use a small dab of concealer to cover up any left over discoloration. To prevent lipstick bleeding, use a clear of color close to your lipstick as a liner. Or you can use a matte lipstick. They have fewer moisturizers, so it is less likely to bleed. To add shine, just use a simple lip gloss.

I hope this simple make-up fixes give you beautiful, long lasting make-up. Come back to see our next blog post.

~ aphrodite 

3 Easy Make-up Saving Fixes

Everyone has a morning beauty routine that can be mastered, but what happens when you come across an unexpected make-up problem? If your make-up is starting to go bad, instead of throwing it away and running to the store, try these tips to help make your make-up last longer.

1. Problem- Clumpy Mascara. Anytime you have clumpy mascara you think, its time to get a new one, well now you you can wait a few more weeks to get that new mascara. To get rid of the clumps, run the brush over a microfiber cloth until the brush is clean. When you apply the mascara, put the wand at the base of the lashes, and twirl up as you separate the lashes. You can prevent clumps by swirling the wand as you remove it from the tube, to keep from getting mascara on the wand. Then wipe the access mascara on the top of the tube, as you finish pulling it out. You should replace your mascara every three months.

2. Problem- Cakey Foundation.  If your foundation is drying out and you don’t have time to buy a new one, apply a dab of lotion on your hand and apply to dry areas to smooth it out. You can prevent cakey foundation by using a make-up primer before your foundation, or you can skip the foundation and just use a concealer on the areas needed. You can change your foundation at anytime. 

3. Problem- Chipped Polish. If you get a manicure, and the next day you notice a chip, instead of removing the polish, put a dab or polish on the chipped spot. Once the polish dries, seal it with a top coat. The top coat will smooth out any unevenness you may have, and give it an extra shine. To keep polish from chipping wear gloves while cleaning, try typing with the pads of your fingers, and file your nails round. If your nails are more pointed, there more able to chip. Also if you have problems with your nail polish becoming to clumpy, add a few drops of nail polish remover and gently shake polish. It will help extend the use of the polish, but does not always work. If it does not work, then its time to throw the polish away. Some polishes can last years, while others only last a year.

I hope these tips helped you, stay tuned for more easy make-up saving fixes.

~aphrodite 

Moisture, Moisture, Moisture!!!

Moisturizing your skin and hair is very important in the cooler months. Your skin and hair tend to become dry and brittle from the cold and dry conditions of winter. Here are some tips to help your skin and hair return to there normal states.

1.The moisturizer you are currently using for your skin, may not be the right one for the cooler months. Switch to a moisturizer that is for dry skin such as Dermologica’s Antioxidant Hydramist. It is a spray on moisturizer that will give your skin all it needs to keep it from drying out.

2.Your skin isn’t the only thing that loses moisture in the colder months. Your hair does as well. You can switch to a shampoo and conditioner that will keep your hair and scalp healthy such as Schwarzkopf Rescue Repair Shampoo, and Schwarzkopf Hair-therapy Moisture Kick Spray on Conditioner. It will help to restore your hair and give it that soft and shiny effect. Or come in once a month for a scalp treatment, guaranteed to improve the health of your hair.

3. To go along with your back to summer feeling hair, you should go back to your back to summer glow. Everyone loves there summer glow, but it tends to fade as fall comes. To keep up a bronzed tan without looking overly tan, try a lighter colored self tanner, but add your moisturizer in to help prevent streaking. It is guaranteed to give you that sun kissed look. You can also try Dermalogica’s Sheer Tint Moisture. It comes in light, medium, and dark so you can use the perfect amount of tint to match your skin tone. It will give you a beautiful glow.

Thanks for reading. See you soon.

~aphrodite

Make-Up Tips & Fall Trends

The key to having great make-up, is using great products, and the right colors. You should use colors that match your eye color, and skin tone. These tips are made to help you switch from the perfect summer look to the perfect fall look. From the lips, to the foundation, to the eyes, you will have all the advice you will need to give you that just stepped out of a magazine look.

1. Foundation. When switching up your make-up from summer to fall, be sure to change up your foundation to one that is going to give you the moisture and glow you are looking for. Try a liquid or cream foundation such as Be’s Whipped Souffle Foundation. Apply evenly to the areas that need it most such as eyes, nose, and chin. And apply a lose powder after foundation.

2. Bronzer.While summer might come to an end, your use of bronzer doesn’t. If you really love your bronzer, try switching up the application. Use it to contour your face, instead of on your cheeks and nose. Try a lighter bronzer such as Smashbox’s Halo Hydrating Perfecting Bronzer. It will enhance your skins natural glow, without over whelming. 

3. Lips. Deep Lips are in! Use a dark lip liner and a matching dark lipstick, then put a light color or gloss over it. It will make your lips look fuller and more desirable. Try Be’s Oh So Red Lipstick with matching red liner. You can also use Be’s Maple Sugar lip gloss, for the finishing touch.

4.Eyes. Everyone has the certain type of eye look they go for. It can be natural, dramatic, or even playful. Here as some tips to master the look you are going for. Natural. You can enhance the browns by adding a shimmer. It makes your eyes look bright and more awake. You can also mix gray with green, brown, or black to amp up the natural look without going to over board. Dramatic. Tone down the black and gray smokey eye by using dark browns. It will give you the same smokey effect with out being over done. Also metallic colors are in! So you can use gray metallic eye shadow or a colored eye shadow with a metallic base. You can also mix it with blues, greens, and purples to give that stand out look. Playful. You like to use bright and fun colors, well you can but in a more toned down approach. Instead of using bright blues and purples, try for more of the pastel colors. You will still have the playful approach, with out being too over done. 

 

I hope you liked our fall make-up tips, and look out for our next post.

And always remember, LESS IS MORE.

~Aphrodite

Protecting Your Skin & Hair, While Updating Your Nails For Fall

The sun may not be shinning as much, your polish is beginning to fade, and the humidity may not be as high, but that doesn’t mean your body is safe. The colder weather can effect your hair, skin, and nails just as much, if not more. 

1. In the summer, everyday you are sure to use suntan lotion or tanning lotion to help prevent sunburns, and skin cancer because the UVB rays (burning rays) are very strong. When fall comes around, you usually put the sunscreen in the cabinet and forget all about it. WELL YOU CAN’T! All though the UVB rays are no longer as strong, the UVA rays (aging rays) are still just as strong. You should use an spf of 30 or higher everyday. It will help to prevent premature aging. For your whole body you can use an Epionce: Active Shield Lotion spf30+, and if you are looking for something for just your face, try Dermalogica’s: Dynamic Skin Recovery spf30.

2. As the weather gets colder, your hair becomes dry and less able to hold humidity. Switch to a deeper-conditioning conditioner, or come in once a month and get a deep conditioning treatment. It will have your hair looking healthier and feeling silky smooth, in a matter of minutes!

3. You may love getting manicures and pedicures in bright pinks and oranges, along with fun designs, but those trends are not necessary for the fall. Try dark metallic’s such as red and gray for the fall. They are the in colors for fall. Come in and get a manicure and pedicure to try out these in colors for fall, and if your looking for polish that isn’t going to chip, get a shellac manicure. They are great and can last up to 2 weeks.

 

Use these tips, and you will be sure to have beautiful skin, hair, and nails for the fall season, while having everyone guessing what you have been doing. 

More tips to come!

~aphrodite