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

Tips For Keeping Your Skin Healthy In The Winter

As the weather is beginning to change, so is the health of your skin. We have found some great tips to help you and your body prepare for the harsher weather ahead.

1.Use exfoliates (chemical and physical) to help unclog pores and remove dead skin. This will help your skin return to its natural soft feel, and even texture. We recommend using a lufa, which can be used over your entire body and a face exfoliant like Dermalogica’s ChromaWhite TRx Power Foliant.  

2.  People with oily skin commonly use an astringent to help reduce the oil. It does reduce the oil on your skin, but also causes a build-up of dead skin cells that can lead to acne. You should try Epionce Purifying Lytic Toner for Combination to Oily/Problem Skin. It will get rid of the excess oil without drying out your skin.

3. Cleansing your face everyday is very important. Foaming cleanser can strip moisture from the skin and cause drying out of the skin, which can lead to acne. Try a cleanser that won’t dry your skin out such as Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser, or if your looking for something to help prevent aging try Dermalogica Age Smart Skin Resurfacing Cleanser.

If you would like to purchase any of these products, you can just give us a call. 

More tips to come!

 

~aphrodite