/> The Juicy Beauty Word: October 2013

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! 

        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Duct Tape Wart Remedy

Cure a wart with duct tape

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. 

How to get rid of warts with duct tape:

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 the wart uncovered overnight.

6. Reapply the duct tape in the morning to begin the cycle again.

This can be done for up to 2 months.

I hope it works for you!
 
        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Make your hair shinier with negative ions

ionic blow dryer

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.

You don't have to pay a lot for a good negative ion blow dryer unless you want too! 

You may also like The Good Hair Diet


        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Zoya Hazel

Zoya Hazel Nail Polish collage
Are you looking for an amazing blue green metallic nail polish? I am obsessed with this fabulous nail color. 

Zoya Hazel 

zoya hazel indoor light
 Hazel is a blue green with a fabulous silvery metallic finish and a lovely brightness about it. It also has a bit of gold in it so it looks like it changes in different lighting just like hazel eyes change in different light! 

Sometimes, Hazel looks more blue. Sometimes, it looks more green. Sometimes, it looks very silver and sometimes, a bit more gold. The picture above was taken in indoor lighting.

It applies smooth and easy with opaque coverage in 2 coats. The glittery particles are smooth on the nails. You can't feel any roughness even without a top coat. Some of my clients hate the feel of rough nail polish.

Here is Zoya Hazel outside during the afternoon in the shade.
Zoya Hazel outdoor light
And here is Zoya Hazel sparkling in the afternoon sun!
zoya hazel in sunlight
Isn't it so gorgeous! 
I love it! 
It's a summertime favorite with my clients as well.  
Find it at salons, spas, Zoya.com and Amazon for $10.00.


        Have a Beautiful Day! 
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Homemade Mascara Recipe

I came across this recipe to cook up your own mascara. I haven’t tried making it but it sure does look interesting. The ingredients are basic items that should be easy to find in stores. You can always go to Amazon and find just about anything you need.

This homemade mascara gets it dark color from charcoal, activated charcoal that is used medicinally to treat stomach problems. It is available in drug store and health food stores.

Coconut oils and aloe are available in drug store and grocery stores.

Beeswax is used in candy making and in available in the candy making section of craft store such as Michaels.

You will need some other supplies too. I have provided a few Amazon Affiliate link to help you find them.


applying mascara

Homemade Natural Mascara Recipe

This recipe makes one tube of mascara

Ingredients

2 teaspoon Coconut Oil

2 tablespoons Aloe Vera Gel

½-1 teaspoon Grated Beeswax (you will need more if you live in a hot climate)

1 or 2 Capsules Activated Charcoal

Empty Mascara Containers/Tubes

Cake Decorating Piping Bags

Directions

In a small saucepan over low heat, add the coconut oil, aloe vera and beeswax. Stir until melted. Open the activated charcoal capsule, add it to the mixture and stir until evenly combined. You can add another capsule if you want a deeper color and stir until evenly combined.

Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool to room temperature.

Scoop the mixture into a piping bag and squeeze the mascara into a mascara container.

The shelf life of an open mascara is three months. This freshly made mascara has no preservative and will definitely follow the three month rule.  

Let me know how it come out if you try it!



    Have a Creative Day! 
 
xo



Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Monday, October 7, 2013

Chocolate is a Beauty Food!

dove chocolate hearts
Chocolate is loaded with flavonoids due to its cocoa content.

The darker the chocolate, the higher the cocoa content.

Flavonoids are antioxidants found in plants. They give us the beauty benefit of fighting destructive free radicals that cause our skin to sag and wrinkle prematurely.

Only 1 ounce of chocolate per day is recommended even though you may want to eat the whole delicious bag! 

Dove dark chocolate is especially good for you because Mars has patented a process called "Cocoapro". This causes Dove's Dark Chocolate to retain more of its healthy cocoa flavonoids. 

It is genetically modified cocoa though. It's so good, I have to indulge anyway!

Have a Yummy Food Day!

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

7 Tips to Make Your Hands Look Younger

Tips to make your hands too younger
We all want to look younger. 

We have lots of options to help our faces look younger and that's important since people look directly at our faces everyday. 

We can get facials, use anti aging skin care products, or have a little Botox and dermal filler done to keep our faces looking younger. We also have makeup to hide a multitude of sins.

But what about the hands? 

I have heard people say, if you want to know how old a person really is, look at their hands. Hands can really show our age with age spots, prominent veins and crepey skin. 

The hands receive a lot of sun exposure causing hyperpigmentation and breakdown of collagen. Lasors can help treat the pigmentation if you have some extra money in your beauty budget. 

Our skin gets thinner as we age and those blue veins look so much more obvious than when we were younger. It is possible to plump the hands up with dermal filler to hide the veins. It is a temporary pricey endeavour, though.

Then, there is the arthritis causes the joints to swell. Ugh!!!!

What can we do to make our hands look better? 

I have a skin care routine with some great tips to make your hands look younger and prettier!

7 Tips to Make Your Hands Look Younger

Wear sunscreen 
Wear sunscreen on your hands everyday. We need it the most on the tops of our hands that are so often exposed to the sun daily. It's an area very susceptible to age spots.

Sunscreen is the best anti aging cream there is. It helps keep the sun's UV rays from penetrating the skin and causing damage and pigmentation spots. You may find the spots that you have will lighten a bit when they are continuously shielded from the sun.

Exfoliate 
Exfoliate your hands with a sugar scrub once or twice a week to remove the dead cell buildup that makes the skin look dry and dull.


You can also use a facial peel on your hands. 

Try getting a manicure at the salon that includes a peel. Professional peels are a higher strength than products for home use.

Lighten Dark Spots
Use a dark spot corrector treatment products to lighten sun spots.
Admire my Skin Ultra Brightening Serum

Admire my Skin Ultra Brightening Serum
Try Admire My Skin Ultra-Potent Brightening Serum. It helps fade dark spots with 2% Hydroquinone, Kojic Acid, Vitamin C, Salicylic Acid, Azelaic Acid, and Lactic Acid.


Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize
Apply hand lotion or hand cream frequently throughout the day.
 
It not only hydrates, the massage you give your hands as you apply your hand cream or lotion is great for stimulating circulation. Better blood flow = better skin color!
Dr Teal's Coconut Oil Body Lotion

 Dr Teal's Coconut Oil Body Lotion 
I love this lotion. It feels good on the skin and heals dry skin with Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter and Vitamin E.

Use a heavy moisturizer or petroleum jelly on your hands at night and then, wear cotton gloves to keep the cream in place. It's an old remedy that works wonders.


Keeping your hands hydrated means keeping them out of water. Excessive water exposure dehydrates the skin. Wear waterproof gloves for cleaning and use cleaning tool that have handles.

Add Some Makeup
Apply a little foundation concoction.  Mix foundation with a bit of hand cream and bronzer. Apply it to the tops of your hands to hide dark spots and the blueness of veins. 

The foundation used on the hands will most likely need to be a shade or two darker than the foundation you use on your face.

Be sure to keep it natural looking with just a thin coat.

A CC cream is also a great product to make your hands look pretty and younger. 
too faced born this way foundation
Too Faced Born This Way
This is one of my favorite foundations! It creates a smooth natural finish and can be build up or full coverage
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Medium to Short Nails
Keep your nails a mid length or short in a modern shape either oval or squoval. Avoid pointy nails.

Use Right Polish
Wear nail polish in a color that compliments your skin tone.

Try a medium shade beige pink, rose or coral pink in a cream or soft shimmer finish. 


Avoid highly frosted polish. 

Hide ridgy nails by applying a ridge filling basecoat before the nail polish.
seche base ridge filling base coat

Seche Base Ridge Filling Base Coat
This is my favorite base coat. It smoothes nail ridges and also adds a soft pearlized finish that looks beautiful on the nails. You can skip color and just add tops coat for a clean natural look.

These 7 tips are easy to do and will have your hands looking younger and feeling better the more you do them.
I always recommend professional manicures for keep your hand looking beautiful. 

See me at Styling Point in Media, Pa for a manicure full of TLC!

       Have a Beautiful, Younger Looking Day!  
xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist

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