Tuesday, April 6, 2021

New Anti Aging Products: Yonka Glyconight 10% and Yonka Nude Perfect

I absolutely must share with you these two new anti aging skin care products from Yonka Paris. My skin hasn't looked this good in years. It looks younger, more even and has a soft natural glow... for real!

I can just use some concealer now and skip my foundation and have glowy, beautiful skin! I'll show you a no touch up, no filter pic after I tell you about these amazing new anti aging products.

If you are not familiar with Yonka, it is a French botanical skin care company that is celebrating its 65th anniversary. These are high performing, luxurious products made with many active natural ingredients that create beautiful, healthy younger looking skin. Plus, they smell fresh and clean with Yonka's signature blend of essential oils.

We have used the brand exclusively at the salon for years so I know how well it works.  The products are on the expensive side but a little goes a long way. Plus, I'm okay with paying more for products that really make my skin look better.

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Meet Yonka Glyconight 10% and Yonka Nude Perfect!

Yonka Glyconight 10% Yonka Nude Perfect

Let's begin with the Glyconight 10% Mask.

Yonka Glyconight 10%


Yonka Glyconight 10% is a smoothing yet potent peel mask. This creamy anti aging mask is a sleep mask. It is applied to face and neck at bedtime and is rinsed off in the morning to reduce signs of aging and wrinkles. It is a peel but it will not leave your skin looking flakey, peely or irritated.

It is for all ages and most skin types. Those whose have sensitive skin should do a patch test before applying this mask to the entire face.

It is a clean peel mask containing 10% glycolic acid with natural and organic ingredients. Glycolic acid is magical for eliminating dead skin cells, accelerating cell renewal and creating a luminescence. That's what I'm looking for, luminescence! 

It also contains brown algae and certified organic apricot kernel oil to amplify the radiance. Vegetable glycerin and polysaccharides soothe and hydrate the skin.

There are 3 recommended ways to can use this mask. Always use facial cleanser then toner so you have nice clean skin before the mask application. You will feel a mild stinging sensation when the mask is first applied. It doesn't last long and the stinging decreases the more you use the mask. 

How to use Yonka Glyconight 10%

Intensive Course of Treatment
Use Glyconight 10% for 1-2 months as intensive treatment. Do this intensive treatment 2 or 3 times a year.

Week 1- Use every other night. 
Cleanse skin and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of Glyconight 10% to your face and neck at bedtime every other night rinsing it off in the morning.

Following weeks- Use every night. 
Cleanse skin and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of Glyconight 10% to your face and neck at bedtime every night rinsing it off in the morning.

Maintenance Treatment
Use every other night for 1 week to maintain the effects from the intensive treatment.
Cleanse skin and pat dry. Apply a thin layer of Glyconight 10% to your face and neck at bedtime every other night rinsing it off in the morning.

Radiance Boosting Treatment
Cleanse skin and pat dry. Apply a thin layer Glyconight 10% to your face and neck at bedtime for 1 night anytime you want boost up your skin's radiance.

Ingredients:
AQUA/WATER/EAU, GLYCOLIC ACID, GLYCERIN, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, METHYL GLUCOSE SESQUISTEARATE, PROPYLENE GLYCOL, SODIUM HYDROXIDE, GLYCERYL STEARATE, PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL*, CETYL ALCOHOL, BORON NITRIDE, XANTHAN GUM, CAPRYLYL GLYCOL, SCLEROTIUM GUM, LECITHIN, PULLULAN, CAPRYLHYDROXAMIC ACID, BIOSACCHARIDE GUM-2, HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL, ASCOPHYLLUM NODOSUM EXTRACT, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, PELARGONIUM GRAVEOLENS LEAF OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, CUPRESSUS SEMPERVIRENS OIL, THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) FLOWER/LEAF OIL, SILICA, SODIUM BENZOATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, LINALOOL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, COUMARIN.

*ORGANIC

Glycolic acid will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Always use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 daily. A hat with a nice brim is a great idea too.

This product is dermatologist tested, vegan and, of course, cruelty free or I wouldn't be using it! Yonka Glyconight 10% sells for $79.00. Worth every penny!

Yonka Nude Perfect

Yonka Nude Perfect is a multi perfecting, blur effect, light weight fluid. It is suitable for all ages and skin types. Use it as a light moisturizer or as a makeup primer. It contains no silicones so there is no slippery film and it magically blurs imperfections! My skin looks amazing with this product.

In addition to blurring lines, wrinkles and imperfections, this product brightens the skin, refines skin texture and tightens the pores. 

Its ingredients are of 96% natural origin. The anti oxidants, Sophora japonica flower, Kakadu plum and Vitamin C, E & A, fight free radical damage. Hyaluronic acid, jojoba and organic prickly pear cactus soothe and hydrate the skin. Rice powder and amino acid powder (lysine) create the soft focus blur effect and help control oil.

Nude Perfect also protects the skin from the blue light from our screens and carbon particles in the air. It has a light, fresh scent of Yonka's signature blend of essential oils.

How to use Yonka Nude Perfect

Apply Nude Perfect morning and evening after cleansing and toning the skin. If you are using an anti aging serum, apply the serum first then the Nude Perfect. It can be applied all over the face or to areas that need extra oil control and pore tightening such as the T zone.

Note: You don't need to apply Nude Perfect at night if you are applying the Glyconight mask at night.

Ingredients: 
Aqua/Water/Eau, Opuntia Ficus-Indica Stem Extract*, Glycerin, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Propanediol Dicaprylate, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate, Propanediol, Coco-Caprylate/Caprate, Undecane, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetyl Alcohol, 1,2-Hexanediol, Alcohol, Cetearyl Alcohol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ascorbyl Tetraisopalmitate, Jojoba Esters, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tridecane, Bentonite, Lauroyl Lysine, Fructose, Parfum/Fragrance, Sclerotium Gum, Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax, Xanthan Gum, Methylpropanediol, Iris Florentina Root Extract, Olive Oil Decyl Esters, Ethylhexylglycerin, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Withania Somnifera Root Extract*, Citric Acid, Hydrated Silica, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Terminalia Ferdinandiana Fruit Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Zinc Sulfate, Michelia Alba Leaf Oil, Cellulose Gum, Sodium Hydroxide, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Lactic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Squalene, Sodium Citrate, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Leaf Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Cupressus Sempervirens Oil, Thymus Vulgaris (Thyme) Flower/Leaf Oil, Chlorella Vulgaris Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sophora Japonica Flower Extract, Maris Sal/Sea Salt/Sel Marin, Tocopherol, Limonene, Linalool, Geraniol, Citral, Citronellol. *Bio/Organic

Yonka Nude Perfect sell for $89.00. I absolutely love it!

Here is my skin, no retouching and no filter. Some concealer is hiding the dark circles, red areas and shadowy areas. Otherwise, it's my skin. I can't believe how good it looks!!!

Nude Perfect Skin

This is why I recommend Yonka anti aging skin care products. Especially these two new anti aging products!!!

More Yonka posts you may also like:


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       Stay Healthy, Be Kind and Have a Beautiful Day!
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Spring Nail Colors 2021: The Zoya Darling Collection

Are you looking for the latest nail polish colors for spring? I've got some to show you. It's time to lighten up and brighten up our fingers and toes to chase away the winter blues. Flowers are peeking up through the cold ground and will be blooming their brilliant colors in no time.

Zoya has given us a lovely batch of nail colors to wear this spring. They have a soft pastel feel about them. You can't go wrong with any of them.
 
Here is the beautiful Zoya Darling Spring 2021 Collection.
zoya darling spring 2021
There are 6 soft creamy colors in this collection that perfectly represent the colors of spring.  Sorry shimmer lovers, there are no shimmers in this collection but I have the perfect glimmering topper to recommend for you a little later in this post.

Each of the Darling colors are very opaque. Light colored opaque creams can sometimes be a little tricky to work with. I have applied three coats of polish in my swatches to achieve the most intense glossy color. I have included affiliate links to some of my favorite products in this post for you to try.

Polish Application Tip: A very opaque polish color may steak on the first coat especially if the color contains a lot of white pigment. Don't try to fix the streaks on the first coat.

First, apply a good base coat. I recommend Zoya Get Even to help smooth out nail ridges.  Next, apply a thin first coat of polish. Apply a thin second coat. The second coat will lay down more coverage and fix the streaks. You can always add a third thin coat if desired. The trick is thin coats! Top it all off with your favorite top coat.
Let's get to the swatches and color descriptions.

The Zoya Darling Collection Spring 2021


Zoya Val
Zoya Val
Think blue spring sky! 
Zoya Val is a beautiful pastel mid tone sky blue cream.
Of course I love it, it's blue!

Zoya Kayleigh
zoya kayleigh
Think beautiful fragrant spring lilacs! 
Zoya Kayleigh is a lovely soft light lavender purple cream.
Did someone say perfect wedding color?


Zoya Mara
zoya-mara
Think mauvy magnolia blossoms! 
Zoya Mara is dusty rosy toned mauve cream.
Mara will look amazing on just about any skin tone.


Zoya Tweedy
zoya tweedy
Think pink primrose! 
Zoya Tweedy is a happy bubblegum pink cream.
It just has spring written all over it!


Zoya Ella
zoya ella
Think orange tulips! 
Zoya Ella is a sunny medium coral cream with pink undertones.
This just may be the perfect coral for spring and summer as well!

Zoya Joyce
zoya joyce
Think bright red tulips! 
Zoya Joyce is a gorgeous bright red rose cream.
I am in love with this vibrant shade!

Aren't they just perfect for spring? I'm having trouble choosing a favorite. Good thing I have them all! Find the Darling Collection on zoya.com.

 

Now for you shimmer fans. I recommend Zoya Leia. She is a great sheer topper on any of these colors adding fabulous multicolor shimmer. 
zoya leia
Leia's sheer opalescence with pink, green and gold shimmering flecks adds dimension and shine to any color nail polish.

ILPN Free Spirit has a similar iridescent look. 

 

spring flowers
Zoya is our favorite nail polish brand at the salon for its beautiful colors, its durability and the fact that it has non toxic ingredients.


Zoya professional nail lacquer wears quite well on natural nails and is free of the harmful ingredients formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene, camphor, TPHP, parabens, xylene, ethyl tosylamide and lead. 

You can find Zoya products at salons, spas, zoya.com and on Amazon

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xo
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yellow tulip


Tuesday, February 9, 2021

10 Tips to Get a Great Pedicure

get a great pedicure

It is so luxurious to go to the salon or spa for a nice relaxing great pedicure. 

I've been giving people pedicures for more than 30 years and I want to give you some tips  to make your pedicure experience a great pedicure experience! I included some Amazon Affiliate links to help your find the product to make your pedicure the best!

10 Tips for a Great Pedicure

1. Wear the right shoes
Wear the right shoes to the salon when having a pedicure. Be sure that all of your toes stick out of the shoe. 

A flip flop or any thong type sandal works the best. 

Putting a closed toe shoe on just after a pedicure just doesn't work out. It will smoosh or make prints in nail polish that isn't dry all the way. 

There is an oil and plastic wrap trick we use at the salon if it's the dead of winter and you want to put your Uggs on to head outside. But, we usually say to wait at least 2 hours before putting any closed toe footwear on after a pedicure.

Toeless Yoga Socks are a great option during cold weather. You can wear them with your flip flops to help keep your feet warm and your toes pretty while they dry. 

The yoga socks that fit around each toe also help keep your toes separated while nail polish is applied.

Toeless yoga socks

It's fine to put any type of shoe on if you have had light cured gel polish applied during your pedicure. It is instantly cured dry from the light.

2. Put those flip flops on before polish
Put your flip flops or sandals on before your polish is applied. 

That way you won't wreck your polish trying to put your shoes on and you don't have to wait hours at the salon for your polish to dry.
zoya maren in boho thongs


3. Avoid shaving before a pedi
This is important! 

Don't shave your legs before a pedicure. I know, you want nice smooth legs for your pedicurist but, shaving may cause a tiny nick for bacteria to enter it.

This is especially important when you are having a pedicure in a whirlpool pedicure bath. Those inner pipes and jets may not be as clean as they should be. They may be harboring bacteria, fungus and more.


We only use foot baths with disposable liners at the salon to provide the cleanest, safest pedicure.

Besides the infection threat, your skin may be sensitive to any scrub used on your legs.
foot bath with liner


4. Try a Toe Waxing 
Have your toes waxed during your pedicure for a super clean hair free look that lasts. 

Shaved toes can feel stubbly and dark hairs show through the skin. Not so with waxing. The hair is pulled out from the root so the skin is super smooth and there is no hair to show through the skin.

A toe waxing is an inexpensive add on service that is well worth it. No Hobbit Feet, Please!

5. Mention your Health Issues 

It is important to tell your pedicurist if you are diabetic or have any other circulatory problem.

You need extra special care such as the appropriate water temperature and an extra gentle touch!

6. No Foot Fungus! 

Do not get a pedicure if you have athletes foot!!!

It is contagious fungal infection plus, your feet will most likely feel sore from the infection. The scrubbing involved in a pedicure will only cause more irritation.

See your podiatrist for the appropriate anti fungal treatment. You will be free to get a pedicure after the infection clears.
zoya walker
7. No Ovals 
Have your toenails trimmed straight across with smoothed corners to help prevent ingrown toenails.

Oval shaped toenail may look pretty but ovals increase the chance of the sides of the nails growing into the skin.

8. No Razors!

Do not let your pedicurist use a razor on you. 

A razor may be great for removing calluses but, a razor can also cause serious injuries and they are illegal for salons and spas to use in most states.

Have your callouses smoothed with a foot file or disposable pumice. Better safe than sorry.

9. Pick a Color that Looks Great on You 

There are so many great colors to express your individuality. But, choose a fun nail polish color that flatters your skin tone. 

Warm skin tones look best wearing warm colors such as warm yellow greens, coral, orange, orange red, warm reds, peach, yellow, tan, warm browns, gold and warm plums. 

Cool skin tones look best wearing cool colors such as blue toned pinks, blue reds, blues, blue greens, purple, wines, cool browns, and silver.

My favorite nail polish brand is Zoya. It is a 10 free healthy polish with tons of amazing colors. I have lots of posts on Zoya's beautiful collections and polish color swatches.
Zoya Harbor


There are so many gorgeous colors it's hard to choose one!

10. Get a Quick Drying Top Coat

Have a quick dry top coat applied for a super glossy finish. It speeds up drying time and reduces the chance of smudges.

My very favorite fast dying top coat is Seche Vite. There's nothing better for a super fast drying, glossy top coat! $5.99 on Amazon.

Take good care of your feet! I find most of us take our feet for granted. When they hurt, it makes us feel miserable.

I hope these 10 tips to get a great pedicure help you get your best, safest pedicure ever! 

Stay Healthy and Beautiful! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Home and Fashion Color Trends for 2021, The Pantone Color of the Year

I always look forward to seeing what the folks at Pantone choose as the color or colors of the year. It is always interesting to see how fashion, nail color, makeup and home decor follow the Pantone color trend.

pantone colors of the year 2021

There are 2 Pantone colors for 2021, Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. I just love the combination of yellow and gray!

Ultimate Gray is a warm, rock solid gray representing strength.

Illuminating is sunny yellow representing positivity. 

Thank you Pantone. We certainly need lots of strength and positivity for 2121!!! 

See the Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Let's get into the colors and how to use them in your home and on your person. I have included Amazon Affiliate Shopping links in this post to help you find the perfect items to add strength and positivity your life!

The Gray Color Trend for 2021

Gray has been a huge home decorating color for years now and it shows no signs of stopping especially with the farmhouse decorating style remaining so popular. 

gray furniture

Gray is always right on point for clothing and nail color, too. Who doesn't love a cozy gray oversized sweater?

oversized gray sweater

My clients have been loving their gray nail polish for years. They will be happy to know gray is trending for 2021.

Zoya Dove, Zoya Bee, Zoya Tao
Here are Zoya Dove, Zoya Bee, and Zoya Tao. 
These favorite nail polish colors are right on trend.

The Yellow Color Trend for 2021

As for yellow, it is the best accent color in home decorating to instantly create a happy vibe. Color psychology shows us that colors can cause certain emotions. The properties of yellow include warmth, 0ptimism, brightness, energy, and attention. 

Yellow stimulates the left side of the brain bringing clarity to decision making. Add it to your home decorating to help create a happy environment for your family.

I saw this happy garden stool at Homegoods. It's so bright and cheery!

yellow garden stool

In fashion, you can never go wrong with a bright, sunny yellow T shirt or a pop of yellow jewelry for an instant pick me up. 

great yellow t shirt

I have to admit, I also love some yellow polished toes in the summertime!

zoya bee on toes

Lots of lovely colors, such as blue, green and coral, pair beautifully with both yellow and gray so you don't need redo everything in your house to get with the trend, unless you want to!

If you want to change everything and get a fresh start, I recommend using a professional interior designer to help you create your dream home using just the right colors.

Andrea Krill Interiors LLC

Easy Yellow and Gray Home Decorating Ideas on a Budget

It's easy to do a quick trendy color update in your home. A visit to your local Homegoods or Amazon will provide you with tons of inexpensive home accessory options to instantly change the look of your home. 

Here are my favorite home decorating ideas on a budget.

Pillows 

Pillows are my very favorite way to update the look of my living room. We love pillows at our house! These pillows from Amazon are absolutely perfect!!! $18.99

yellow and gray pillows

Fake Flowers

Fake Flowers are the ultimate home accessory to add an easy pop of color. These beauties are $16.99.

fake yellow tulips in vase

Buy on Amazon

Throws

Add a soft furry throw to your sofa, chair or bed to add some quick trendy color. 

furry yellow and gray throws

Area Rugs
Area rugs are another great way to incorporate color into your home. I love this Moroccan Trellis Area Rug in yellow, white and gray! $99.54

Art
Change out the art on your walls to get with the color trend inexpensively. 

yellow and gray art

yellow and gray art

Or Add these cool rattan balls to a vase for $8.99,

 Or add a unique yellow vase. $15.99
yellow heart vase

I love these silicon flower trivets! Remember Spirogragh? That's what these remind me of. So fun! I might just hang them on a wall! $11.99
yellow silicone trivets
 
There you have it. Some fun trendy items for you and your home.

I hope this year's Pantone Colors of the Year inspire you to decorate and brighten your home and freshen up your fashion looks with these inspiring colors for an optimistic 2021. 

        Here's to Fresh Starts and Optimism! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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