Friday, February 27, 2015

Red Lipstick to Cover Dark Circles

There is a video trending on using red lipstick to cover dark circles. Does it work? It does! It needs to be an orange red. However, lipstick is not formulated for use around the eyes. It can cause irritation when used around the eyes, the heavy waxes and oils in lipstick can cause puffiness and clogged pores under the eyes, and some red lipsticks contain a small amount of lead.


orange concealer
A better option is to use a orange or salmon color concealer to cancel out the blue/purple color of dark circles. 
orange concealer
I have used it for years and it works great. Apply the orange concealer to the dark circles. Pat on a concealer and/or foundation matching your skin color on top of the orange concealer.
nyx dark circle concealer
NYX makes a nice orange concealer that comes in 4 shades. It is only $6. Find it at Ulta and nyx.com.
NYX Dark Circle Concealer on Amazon

Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
Jill

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Monday, February 23, 2015

Prom Makeup Trends

It was a bustling weekend for us at the salon. We did the hair and makeup for a prom fashion show. Crazy busy and lots of fun! It felt like preparing the beautiful young women to get in their gowns and go to the Oscars!

There are 4 big makeup trends to look for prom. The focus is on bold brows, bright lips, dewy moist skin and lashes.
prom makeup idea

To get the look....

Brows

Let your brows grow in. Then, have them professionally shaped. Use a brow powder to darken them and fill in the sparse areas. Choose a brow color close to the color of your eyebrow hairs.

Lips

Choose a bright rose, pink, coral or red lipstick. Use a lip liner to define your lips. Your lip liner color should be similar to the lipstick color to keep the bright color bold and clear.

Skin

Get your skin looking moist and dewy with a good skin care regimen. Use a facial cleanser formulated for your skin type, followed by a toner and moisturizer. BB creams are fabulous for creating a dewy look. I am loving Physician's Formula Super BB Cream right now. Luminizers are also great creating a dewy look.

Lashes

I like to place a lot of focus on the eye lashes, stretching them as long as possible with mascara and lash fibers. There is nothing more alluring than beautiful fluttery lashes! It's time to schedule your brow shaping and prom makeup appointment to get the time you want. 

You can find me at Styling Point in Media, Pa. for your prom makeup.

For more info on BB creams click here!
For more on Luminizer's click here!

Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
Jill

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Yon Ka Eau Micellaire

yonka micellaire

My favorite spa skin care line, Yon Ka, has come out with another new product. It is an instant cleanser and eye makeup remover called Eau Micellaire (Micellar Water) that does not required rinsing. It also tones, contains a nice dose of anti-oxidants and is good for all skin types. A great product when you are on the go.

It looks like water and has a nice light scent that is distinctively Yon Ka. It contains micelles which are described as micro-bubbles, small cleansing particles that gently capture oil, dirt and makeup on the skin that are wiped away with cotton. These are non abrasive particles. You can't feel them. Sounds good, but does it work?

I had to try it, of course! I applied the Eau Michellaire to a round cotton pad to cleanse my face at the end of the day. The directions say to apply the product again until the cotton is clean. I used 4 cotton pads. 
cotton makeup remover pads
It removed my makeup very well (even
my stubborn Too Faced Better than False Lashes Mascara!) and left my skin feeling fresh and clean. There was a nice cool sensation. I then gave my skin a quick spray of Yon Ka Lotion and applied moisturizer. Some eye makeup removers make my eyelids puffy. This did not. It's good, I like it. 

Use it twice a day morning and evening. Sensitive skin types can rinse after using to avoid any possible chance of irritation. It comes in a 200 ml./6.76 fl.oz. size ($42) and a handy 75ml./2.53 fl.oz. size ($24) for travel. I did see it for less for less on Amazon! 


Yonka Eau Micellaire Micellar Cleansing Water Ingredients: 

Aqua/Water/Eau, Polyoxamer 184, Polysorbate 20, Glycerin, Propandiol, Sodium PCA, Biosaccharide Gum-2, Limonium Narbonense Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Lavendula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Leaf Oil, Rosemarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Supressus Sempirvirens (Cypress) Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Anthemis Nobilis (Chamomille) Flower Oil, Mentha Arvensis Leaf Oil, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower Oil, Chlorahexidine Digluconate, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl Propandiol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Parfum/Fragrance, Sodium Hydroxide, Linalool, Citronellol, Geraniol.

Go to Yon Ka Eau Micellaire to check it out and find a YonKa salon or spa .


Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
Jill

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Hives from Waxing

Once in a while, I have a client who experiences hives immediately after a waxing. They can be small itchy bumps right where hairs were or larger welts that look like mosquito bites. The hives only last a short time. An hour at most. Typically, hives on the area that was waxed first, are already fading by the time the waxing service is completed. 
hives from waxing
This is a histamine reaction. The body is reacting to the hairs being pulled out. The body is perceiving the hair removal as a threat. The immune system springs into action producing histamine to fight the threat, like an allergic reaction. Does this mean my client was allergic to the wax? No. The body is reacting to the irritation of the hair being pulled out not the wax itself, producing inflammation and hives as a defense mechanism.

There are some things you can do to calm the reaction. You could take an anti histamine before you get waxed or after waxing, apply a thin layer of an anti histamine cream such as, Benedryl Cream, to help stop the histamine reaction. You can also try a thin layer of a cortico steroid cream, such as hydrocortizone cream, to help calm the inflammation. 


I have also heard that hives and excessive redness occur when there is too much acid in the body. Taking an antacid, such as Tums, about 20 minutes before waxing will help calm this type of reaction. A salt water compress after waxing will also calm the reaction.


You can choose to wait it out. The hives will go away on their own.

Have a Beautiful Day!
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Jill
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Monday, February 9, 2015

Katy Perry. Do you know the makeup you represent is tested on animals?

Katy Perry Covergirl Cosmetics
There is something that has been annoying me for a long time. Maybe it annoys you too. There are celebrities that claim to be animals lovers. They won't wear fur. Some are even vegan, yet they are models for Covergirl cosmetics. What's the problem with that you ask? Covergirl products are tested on animals. Many people have no idea that their new mascara was smeared into the eyes of caged rabbits or it's ingredients were force fed to them in the name of safety.

Covergirl is a Proctor and Gamble brand. The company will tell you that most of their products are not tested on animals or they are working to end the use of animals in product testing or that they only test their products on animals when required by law. There is no law in the US requiring cosmetics to be tested on animals. China, however, requires cosmetic products to be tested on animals. If a company sells their cosmetics in China, the cosmetics are tested on animals.


So somebody tell me why Katy Perry, Pink and Ellen DeGeneres are Covergirls? These women proclaim to be animal lovers. They won't wear fur. Ellen is vegan. I just don't get it. Don't they know about animal testing, do they think it doesn't matter or is it the money and prestige of being a Covergirl that makes them look the other way?


I have read that Ellen claims she checked to see if Covergirl makeup and Olay products were tested on animals before she signed on. She even contacted PETA to make sure the products were not tested on animals. She claims PETA gave her the thumbs up. I have never seen Covergirl products on any of the cruelty free lists. Just checked again. Nope. I don't see Covergirl on any cruelty free list. 

Leaping Bunny and Beauty Without Bunnies
Besides Covergirl, Ellen also does advertising for Proctor and Gamble on her show.

I do my best to research the makeup I use to make sure it is cruelty free. I don't want an animal in a cage, in a lab, to suffer so my clients and I can look prettier. These animal loving celebrities have a real opportunity to make a stand against animal testing and increase public awareness that would persuade the big companies to make changes. I don't understand why they don't.


Please go to the cruelty free lists and check your makeup brands. If you find your makeup brand is tested on animals, contact the company and let them know you are not happy about it. When your makeup item is used up, replace it with one of the many fabulous brands that are not tested on animals.



Have a beautiful, cruelty free day!

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Jill
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Friday, February 6, 2015

Fun Hair Colors

Creative hair colors. 
I don't want them on me, but I appreciate them on others. It's hair art. Here are a few I just love.

blue hair color

purple hair color

rainbow hair color

burgundy hair color


pink hair color
Fabulous
Let your creativity shine!
Shop for Manic Panic Semi Permanent Hair Color

Have a Beautiful Day!

  xo 
Jill
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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Can I use alcohol as a toner?

isopropyl alcohol

Q. My skin is breaking out. My friend uses rubbing alcohol on her face as toner. Will it help clear my skin up?

 A. Don't do it! Rubbing alcohol, which is Isopropyl Alcohol, is not a good toner. It will over dry your skin and create a tough dead cell layer of skin which will actually clog the pores more.


Use a toner containing salicylic acid to gently remove dead skin cells and calm inflammation.


A toner is used after using a facial cleanser to remove any left over cleanser and treat skin conditions.


Try Burt's Bees Natural Acne Solutions Clarifying Toner. A bottle of it is $10.00. It is gentle, effective and easy to find. Go to burtsbees.com to see the store locator.


Shop for Burt's Bees Toners

Have a beautiful day!
xo
Jill

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