Tuesday, December 31, 2013

How to Apply Face Gems

A few gems add some sparkly drama to your makeup for a party or special event.

The rhinestones and gems used for nails designs work great on the skin. They are not sticky so you will need some glue to apply them.


How to Apply Face Gems

Lash Glue
Stick rhinestones and other nail gems on your skin with a little eyelash glue. 

If you are allergic to latex, read your labels on the eyelash glue. Most contain latex. Look for a non latex lash glue.

Petroleum Jelly
You can also use a little petroleum jelly, but gems are brushed off more easily than with eyelash glue.

Find nail art rhinestones and gems in dollar stores, drug and super stores and beauty supply stores. Amazon has a fantastic variety of nail art supplies.


       Have a Beautiful Hair Day! 
xo
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Monday, December 30, 2013

New Cat Blog

Do your love cats? Check out this new blog that follows the lives of two feral kittens.


 

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How to open a stuck bottle of polish

Don't you hate when you try to open a nail polish bottle and it's stuck? Here are some remedies to get it to open.

Run the bottle under hot water for a couple minutes to loosen it up, dry it off and you should be able to open it.
nail polish bottle under running water
Still stuck? Try a rubber jar opener or a rubber glove.

No luck? Turn the bottle upside down. Use a Q-tip saturated in polish remover to get between the neck of the bottle and the lid letting drops of remover drip inside the lid. Wrap a tissue around the bottle to catch the remover that will drip out when you turn it right side up. That should do it!

Now, clean up the bottle so it doesn't get stuck again. Use polish remover on cotton to clean up the old hardened polish on the bottle. Then, clean up the old hardened polish that is inside the top by using a Q-tip or an orangewood stick tipped with cotton soaked in polish remover.

Have a Beautiful Day!
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Jill
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Are Tresemme Products Tested on Animals?

I recently noticed something different on the labels of Tresemme products. The magic words "not tested on animals" are missing! Alberto Culver was the manufacturer. It is now Unilever.
 
 
I always liked Tresemme. The products were good, inexpensive and not animal tested. I won't use them now.  I contacted Tresemme by email to let them know my displeasure. The response from Unilever was a link explaining how they are working on alternatives to animal testing. Here is the link if you would like to read it.
 

If you too are unhappy that Tresemme is no longer not tested on animals, contact Unilever and let them know. Go to Tresseme.com to the contact us page and send them a message. We all need to speak up letting manufacturers know we don't want our beauty products tested on animals!  Here is a link to the contact page.

 
There are many other brands of hair products that are not tested on animals to choose from. I always loved Paul Mitchell products. Also, Organix hair products are a good alternative Tresemme products. You can find them right in your drug store, super store and grocery store.
 
Important!!! Please share this post to spread the word.

ox
Jill

Monday, December 9, 2013

The 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid

pantone radiant orchid

I love this color!!!!
It's the 2014 Pantone Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. I look forward to seeing lots of clothing, accessories and makeup in shades of purple in 2014!
pantone radiant orchid nail polish

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Eufora Color Revive Review

My natural brunette hair color can get a dull ashy cast that I don't like. 

So, the girls at salon, Styling Point in Media, PA, decided to try Eufora's Beautifying Elixirs Color Revive on my hair to see if it would give it a richer color.

The product is designed to keep colored hair more vibrant between colorings. 

It can also be used to give natural hair color a little lift. 

It contains a color concentrate that stains the hair a bit. It contains plant essences of sage and thyme to soothe and nourish the scalp and rapeseed oil, an antioxidant, to condition and add shine to the hair. 

Eufora is a clean beauty brand that is gluten free, paraben free, vegan and cruelty free. They use the best ingredients that do the least harm to people and our planet.

We used Bold Brunette on my hair.

The Eufora Color Revive Review

color revive before and after pic
Here is a before and after of my hair.

The Color Revive gave my hair a richer color and lots and lots of shine! It also made it look smoother. 

The color it added was subtle but I would definitely use it again. I an really impressed with the amount of shine I got from this product.  

It is temporary though. It washes out of the hair in about 3 shampoos. But if you use if every three washes, your hair will always look fresh.

You should wear gloves when using this product at home to avoid staining your hands. 

How to Apply Color Revive

While in the shower, put the amount of your conditioner that you usually use in your hand. 

Add the 2-4 pumps of Color Revive to your conditioner. 

Apply it to your hair and leave it on for 5 minutes and rinse.

Use it once a week to refresh your color.

This product is available in three colors Blonde, Red, Copper, Brunette and is available at salons.
eufora beautifying elixers color revive
The Red adds vibrancy to reds.
The Copper richen copper tones.
The Blonde eliminates brassiness.
The Brunette adds depth and richness to brunettes.


 Eufora Color Revive is an easy way to keep your color fresh looking and shiny!

       Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Peppermint Beauty Products


I love mint. Peppermint is cool and refreshing. It is in some of my favorite things mint tea, mojitoes, thin mint Girl Scout cookies and mint chocolate chip ice cream.

I also love mint in my beauty products. Hair products, body products and essential oil. 

Peppermint is uplifting and produces a cooling effect. It has many beneficial healing properties. It is anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and decongestant.

I use peppermint's cooling effect when I can't get to sleep because my feet are too hot. First, I chill my feet with cold water, then massage on some peppermint foot lotion. It is deliciously cooling!
 
I also use peppermint essential oil to relieve sinus congestion.

I'll share some of my favorite products with you. 

Peppermint Beauty Products 

Aveda Rosemary Mint Shampoo and Conditioner! Aveda also has Rosemary Mint Hand and Body Wash and Body Lotion. I must try them. Find Aveda products at salons

Burts Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Body Wash, Peppermint Foot Lotion and Lip Balm with Vitamin E and Peppermint. At drugstores

Archipelago Botanicals Morning Mint Body Wash and Hydrating Lotion.


       Have a Beautiful Brow Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Trick or Treat! Candy Corn Nail Designs

Halloween nail designs Candy Corn
Here are my Candy Corn nail designs. I think they are super fun and cute! I will give you a step by step guide to painting them along with some Amazon Affiliate links to help you find the right supplies.

They look great on every nail but my clients usually get just one or two as accent nails. They look super with a manicure done with bright orange nail polish. Zoya Paz is perfect!

The Candy Corn nail design is a good nail design choice because it can be worn anytime for fall not just for Halloween.

 How to Paint Candy Corn Nail Art


Shape the Nail
I start the design by shaping the nails in an almond shape to resemble the Candy Corn shape. You can also apply some artificial nails so you don't have to change your nail shape.

Apply the Base
Applied a base coat and let it dry. 

Paint the Design
Paint the design using white, orange and yellow acrylic craft paint and a small paint brush.

I like using acrylic paint for nail designs for many reasons. It's water based so it's easy to mix colors and thin the paint to the right consistency, it doesn't clump up like nail polish can when painting a design and it's opaque. Acrylic paint applies easily over nail polish and it dries nice and fast.
 

Start with the orange. It is the largest section in the middle of the nail.

Next, add the yellow to the cuticle end of the nail.

Then, add the small white top of the candy corn to the tip of the nail. 

Don't worry about your lines being perfect. The lines on the actual candy corn aren't perfect.

Seal the Design
The acrylic paint does need to be sealed with nail polish so it doesn't scratch off. All the my designed nails were sealed with Sech Vite, my favorite top coat.

There you have it. Some easy, hand painted candy corn nail designs. Have fun with them!

Click here to see my ghost nail designs!

Add a little whimsy to your nails!

  xo


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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Creepy Cosmetic Ingredients


Vomit of Whale, Slime of Snail, Excrement of Nightingale

Ahh, the makings of a fine witch's brew.  

Sorry to disappoint!  These are cosmetic ingredients!

Whale vomit, aka ambergris, has been used as a fixative in perfumes. Purified snail slime is used in a Columbian made moisturizer.  Nightingale poop is used in the elite New York Geisha facial.  

People will try anything in the name of beauty!

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Duct Tape Those Warts!


It sounds crazy, but duct tape can help heal warts! The duct tape is an occlusive covering that helps break down the warts dead cell build up and it seems to cause a irritation that causes the immune system to fight off the virus causing the wart. Here is the process:

1. Cut a piece of duct tape that is 1/4" larger than the wart.
2. Cover the wart for six days. You can shower with it on.
3. Remove the tape after the 6 days and soak the wart with warm water.
4. Now file the wart down using an emery board or a pumice stone. Toss the emery board. Clean the pumice with bleach.
5. Leave it uncovered overnight
6. Reapply the duct tape in the morning to begin the cycle again.

This can be done for up to 2 months.
 


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Make your hair shinier with negative ions

hair collage

Q. Can an ionic blow dryer really make my hair shinier?

A. It can! Ionic hairdryers emit negative ions. The negative ions break apart water droplets into small pieces allowing the hair to absorb the moisture and also allowing water to evaporate faster. 

This means less hot air blowing on your hair which reduces damage to your hair from the heat. The negative ions also reduce frizz by compressing the cuticle making hair shinier and softer.
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xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Makeup Artist

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