Thursday, January 29, 2015

OPI Spring/Summer 2015 Hawaii

Here is the Spring/Summer 2015 from OPI, Hawaii.
I like the happy colors!

opi hawaii collection

That's Hula-rious    (Love it!)
My Gecko Does Tricks
Do You Take Lei Away?
Is Mai Tai Crooked?
Go with the Lava Flow
Aloha from OPI
Suzi Shops & Island Hops    (Makes me think of the beach!)
Just Lanai-ing Around
Hello Hawaii Ya?
This Color's Making Waves    (This will be on my toes!)
Lost My Bikini in Molokini    (My clients will love this purple!)
Pineapples Have Peelings Too!

This collection will be available February 4, 2015. Find OPI nail lacquer at salons, spas and Ulta stores and online.


Have a beautiful day!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

OPI Fifty Shades of Grey

opi fifty shades
The OPI Fifty Shades of Grey Collection. 

Shine for Me is a silver shimmer with a subtle blue sparkle. 
Romantically Involves is a deep creamy red.
My Silk Tie is a silver shimmer.
Embrace the Gray is a gray cream.
Dark Side of the Mood is a deep charcoal.
Cement the Deal is a creamy gray.

The colors are nice but...
Sorry OPI, it doesn't excite me. 
There is nothing original here.
I have seen these colors before.
I am looking forward to the Hawaiian themed Spring/Summer Collection! 


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Monday, January 26, 2015

2015 Miss Universe Makeup and Hair

I had to watch it. I always do. The Miss Universe Pageant. I love the hair, the makeup and my very favorite, the evening gowns! The hair, for most of the women, was long with soft curls. The usual. Miss Jamaica, Kaci Fennell, was the exception to the rule with her super cute short do.
miss jamaica

The makeup, for most of the women, consisted of matte yet luminous skin, soft blush, bold eyebrows, neutral eye shadow, dark liner, long lashes and glossy, glossy lips, a pink nude or a peach nude. Beautiful. Not over done.
pageant makeup

pageant makeup

pageant makeup
Look at the little bit of glitter on Miss Ukraine's, Diana Harkusha, face. It makes me not feel so bad about getting a little glitter fallout on my own face:)

The gowns were gorgeous! Lots of red and white.
miss universe gowns

miss universe pageant 2015
 Look at Miss USA's, Nia Sanchez, fabulous red dress! She is the last one on the right.
evening gowns
I just loved the sexy back of Miss Jamaica's dress!

The winner? Miss Columbia, Paulina Vega. A dark haired beauty. But, the audience clearly wanted Miss Jamaica to win. I was rooting for her myself! I was quite surprised that she was the last runner up.
miss universe 2014
Last year, it was Venezuela, Gabriela Isler, who won. Another dark haired beauty. 

Here she is this year before she crowned the new Miss Universe. Heavy dark lashes and red lips. Old Hollywood glamour style. Gorgeous!
Gabriela Isler
Geez, I better go peel my skin, apply a mask, whiten my teeth, put on lots of night cream and go to bed early!

Have a beautiful Day!
xo
Jill

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

The 3 Minute Moisturizing Rule

Quick Tip:
Did you know there is a rule when it comes to applying your moisturizer?
skin on back

Experts say, your face and body moisturizer should be applied within 3 minutes after showering or washing your face. 

The top layers of the skin absorb water while showering. Moisturizer seals in that water keeping the skin hydrated. 

Pat your skin dry after showering or cleansing your face then lotion up within 3 minutes.

Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
Jill
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Friday, January 16, 2015

Dry, Brittle Nails that Snap Off!

Help! My nails are just snapping off! I went grocery shopping and came home with two broken nails. What's happening to my nails?
brittle broken nail
Your nails are probably dry and brittle from the dry winter air. Outside the air is dry with low humidity and inside the air is dry with low humidity from the heater. This lack of humidity will cause the nails and skin to become dehydrated.

You need to oil up! Use hand lotion and nail/cuticle oil on your nails several times a day to keep the nails moist and flexible. Oil creates a protective barrier against dry air.

Too much water exposure is the enemy for nails. It will make the nails flatten when wet then curl when dry causing the nails to become brittle. Wear waterproof gloves to protect your nails (and hands too!) from exposure to water when cleaning or doing dishes.

Wear warm winter gloves when you are outside.

Biotin is a key vitamin for healthy nail formation. Eat more foods containing biotin to help your body make strong healthy nails.

Foods that are a good source of Biotin (Vitamin B7 aka Vitamin H)

Nuts- Peanuts, peanut butter, walnuts, almonds, filberts, pecans, cashews
Brewers yeast and nutritional yeast
Whole grains, oats, wheat. brown rice
Swiss Chard
Carrots
Eggs
Dairy Products- Milk: cow and goat, cheese, yogurt
Berries- strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, black berries
Onions
Cucumbers
Cauliflower
Cabbage
Bananas
Papaya
Avocado
Sweet potatoes
Soybeans
Black eyes peas
Mushrooms
Sunflower seeds
Spinach

Click here to read about Hair, Skin and Nail Vitamins
Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
Jill




Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer

My skin has that dull winter look about it. So I headed to Sephora to pick up a bottle of Josie Maran Argan Illuminizer.
Josie Maran illumiinzer
I just love a luminizer to add life to the skin. It brightens, highlights and helps blur away flaws. You can use it alone as a highlighter and apply it to specific areas, such as the tops of your cheek bones, on your brow bones, on bridge of your nose and your cupid's bow, or add a drop to your foundation to give your face an all over glow. I use it both ways depending on my mood and the look I want to create.
Josie Maran illumiinzer in palmJosie Maran illumiinzer mixed with foundation

Here is what it looks like by it's self. A gorgeous shimmering golden bronze.
Josie Maran illumiinzer on skin
It creates a beautiful golden glow with a little sparkle. There is less sparkle when it is mix with foundation. Many Josie Maran products contain Argan oil. It's a fabulous anti aging ingredient full of Vitamin E and fatty acids to beautify the skin.

Note: Since I wrote this post, this product has been replaced with Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illuminizer. It gives your skin a beautiful champagne shimmer. A 15 ml, 0.5 fl oz. bottle is $26.00.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water)**, Glycerin**, Tricaprylin, Butylene Glycol, Stearic Acid**, Pentaerythrityl Tetraethylhexanoate, Steareth-20, Dimethicone, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil*, Acrylates/Palmeth-25 Acrylate Copolymer, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenyl Trimethicone, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil**, Sodium Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum**, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Mica (CI 77019)**, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891)**, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)**, Narcissus Poeticus (Narcissus) Extract**, Lilium Candidum (Madonna Lily) Bulb Extract**

For more on how to use luminizers click here

Think Spring!
Have a beautiful day
xo
Jill
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Friday, January 2, 2015

Out with the Old Makeup

old makeup
January, the new year, is a good time to clean out that old makeup.  Some cosmetics have a longer shelf life than others.  Toss cosmetics that have passed their shelf life and buy new.

Opened Makeup Shelf Life

Mascara: 3 months
Cream Blush and Cream Eye Shadows: 6 months
Concealer: 12 months
Liquid Foundation: 12 months
Lipstick: 12-18 months
Lip and Eye Pencil: 3 years (sharpened regularly)
Powder Shadows and Face Powders: 2-3 years


Always use clean brushes and applicators when dipping into your cosmetics.

 Start your year with healthy clean makeup!


Have a Beautiful Day!
xo 
Jill
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