Friday, January 28, 2011

Paraffin to the Rescue

A paraffin dip does wonders for your dry hands!  A paraffin treatment is a fabulous salon treatment to help soothe and moisturize your hands and feet. Paraffin is hot wax like candle wax and usually contains oils such as Vitamin E. 

No worries, it is not hair removal wax! It is apply to your hands by dipping your hands into the wax or via wax in a plastic bag.  It coats the hands like a moisturizing glove conditioning and making them sweat bringing water to the surface of the skin.  It stays on for 10-15 minutes them peels off easily. Your hands feel warm and hydrated.  Paraffin helps soothe arthritis, too!

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Thanks for reading! 

Jill

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Sunday, January 23, 2011

Q&A: Toe Nail Fungus Remedies

Q.  My big toe has a fungal infection.  Can I get rid of it without taking that oral medication?
A.  Those toe nail fungal infections are really tough to get rid of! Oral medications can work well but they require regular blood work to check on liver function. Your doctor can prescribe a topical treatment so you can avoid oral medication.  

There are a few home remedies you can try that some of my clients have had some success with.  You must be diligent with any fungal treatment to get rid of that nasty fungus.
   
Vicks Vapor Rub- apply to the infected toe 3-4 times per day
Listerine- soak the infected toe 2 times per day
Bleach- mix 1part bleach to 3 parts water and soak the infected toe 2 times per day
White Vinegar- soak the infected toe 2 times per day
Tea Tree Oil- Apply 1-2 drops under the infected toe nail 3-4 times per day
Fungi Nail- Find it in your drug store for about $14.00

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Salon Secret for Polish Removal: Headbands

headbands roll of cotton
We hate cotton fibers that stick on the nails when removing nail polish at the salon.  Those nasty fibers can get stuck in the polish ruining a beautiful manicure!  Our solution?  We use these handy rolls of cotton.  They are called headbands.

They are designed to be used with chemical hair services, like perms, to prevent chemical drippage on the client's face. The cotton is compacted, nice and tight leaving no fiber behind. It's perfect for removing nail polish. You can find a box of Webril 100% Cotton Bands at Sally Beauty Supply for $8.99.


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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Travel Bag for Liquids


Don't you just love little bags! Makeup bags and travel bags with bright colors and patterns. But, a problem always occurs when I'm packing my cosmetics for travel.  It's that plastic bag for my 3oz.size liquids!  It messes up my whole cosmetics organization.  Everything is all together except for those liquids. I came across a great remedy. 

It's travel bag that contains a removable clear plastic bag for the 3oz. liquids.  I can organize everything in one bag and just pull out the liquids bag at security then, put it back so everything is together nice and neat. I love it! Find it at jimeale.com. The bag is #704, Expandable Bag. It comes in great colors and patterns.


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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Zodiac Sign Reassignments

In case you haven't heard, the stars are no longer in the same positions as they were thousands of years ago when the zodiac signs were created. According to the chart, I am no longer Aquarius. Now, I am Capricorn. It seems strange but, I have traits of both signs. So, I guess it doesn't matter much to me! There is something I don't get with this chart, though. What if you are born on February 16? Are you Capricorn or Aquarius? And what's up with that new sign, Ophiuchus? I'm glad that's not my new sign! Here is the new zodiac chart.
NEW ZODIAC SIGN CHART 

Capricorn
    January 20- to February 16
Aquarius  February 16- March 11
Pisces  March 11 to April 18.
Aries  April 18 to May 13
Taurus  May 13 to June 21.
Gemini  June 21 to July 20
Cancer  July 20 to August 10
Leo  August 10 to September 16
Virgo  September 16 to October 30
Libra  October 30 to November 23
Scorpio  November 23 to November 29
Ophiuchus  November 29 to December 17
Sagittarius  December 17 to January 20
Here is a link for beauty according to your sign.  It uses the old zodiac chart, but it is still fun to read!

Monday, January 17, 2011

The no no hair remover

Q. Jill: Since you are so up on all the latest products, have you heard anything about no no hair? I am wondering if it is an option for the hairs on my neck that just won't disappear! thanks for your thoughts! 


A. I have never tried the no no hair remover and I don't know anyone who has used it so, I did a bit of research on it, though.  This hair remover uses Thermicon Technology. Heat is transmitted from the device to the hair, sending it down the follicle into the root, thereby disrupting cell communication responsible for hair growth.  

The company, Radiancy, claims this process will reduce hair growth in 4-6 weeks. I checked totalbeauty.com for reviews. The product rating average was 5.2.  Most of the reviews said the device did not work and was a big waste of money.  Only a few people liked it.  Next, I check the reviews on amazon.com.  These reviews also were not good.  

The people who tried it said it didn't work and some people said they were actually burned by the device! Only a few people said they saw some hair reduction.  Over all, it doesn't sound like the product works. Electrolysis is a great option for getting rid of a few random hairs and it is the only truly permanent form of hair removal. Waxing is also a great form of hair removal but it is not permanent. Laser hair removal offers long term hair removal. Hope this helps!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

CND Solar Oil

So many of my clients are experiencing dry splitting nails and dry cuticles with lots of hangnails at this time.  The dry winter air is to blame, of course!  

Remember to keep your hands out of water as much as possible, apply lots of moisturizer throughout the day and wear your gloves, warm winter gloves outside and rubber gloves for cleaning and doing dishes.  

You can also try some oil. Solar Oil By Creative Nail Design is a fabulous nail and cuticle oil you can also try.  I use it on my clients all the time when doing their nails. It contains nourishing oils, Jojoba, Almond and Vitamin E, that penetrate and protect the nails and skin.  Find it in salons and websites such as Amazon for about $6.00. 


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Monday, January 10, 2011

Hand warming Tip

It snowed again......
there is more on the way!

It is beautiful but, I hate the cold winter and the cold hands that go along with it!  

For a fast hand warm up, put your arms at shoulder height and do large arm circles then, shake your hands down.  You can also put your arms up and out even with your shoulders. You know, like a t. Then twist back and forth from the waist. This forces the blood to the hands to help warm them up.

This is great to do before giving someone a massage. Cold hands, warm heart...not so good when you give a massage!

Try to stay warm!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

YonKa Creme 11

Yonka Creme 11
Sometimes, especially in the winter, you find your skin gets red and irritated.  You need to calm it down. My very favorite cream to calm skin down is YonKa Creme 11. 

Creme 11 is a treatment cream to use under a moisturizer.

This is a botanical cream containing Horse Chestnut, Feverfew, Arnica, White Nettle, and Wheat Germ Oil to soothe and calm the skin.  It also contains Yon Ka's signature blend of essential oils Thyme, Lavender, Rosemary, Cypress and Geranium.  It has a light clean fragrance and feels good on irritated skin. 

It works great to calm redness after a waxing, too!

Find YonKa products at salons and spas, amazon and at yonka.com


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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Prestige Eyeliner Pencils


Need a new eyeliner?  I like to use eyeliner pencils that are the classic wooden pencils that can be sharpened as needed.  Not only does it keep them fresh and clean, it gives you a nice sharp point to really get that liner into the lashes and make nice fine lines.
I find that Prestige pencils work great and they available at Ulta stores and prestigecosmetics.com  Get the classic basic pencils. Not the mineral pencil and not the automatic pencil. They sell for about $4.00!  
What a juicy bargain!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Foods that contain high pesticide residue

It's the new year and many of us have started those resolution diets.  We are supposed to be eating lots of healthy fruits and veggies, 5 or more servings per day, to get our vitamins and anti oxidants.  The problem is, all those healthy fruits and veggies are covered in pesticide. 

Organic produce is the better choice, but it can get expensive. Some foods tend to be "dirtier" than others therefore, it is better to buy the foods on the list organic. The following fruits and veggies are list as "dirty" because they have a high level of pesticide on them:

Apples,  Bell Peppers,  Carrots,  Celery,  Cherry Tomatoes,  Collard Greens, Cucumbers, Grapes, Hot Peppers, Kale, Nectarines,  Peaches,  Pears,  Potatoes,  Snap Peas, Spinach,  Strawberries 


They say, foods with thick skins that we peel, like bananas, are okay to buy non organic. We can same a little money that way. There is also a list of the Clean Fifteen. Click here to see more about food, pesticides & the Clean Fifteen.

Need some food ideas? Click here to visit the Healthy Recipes page.


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