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Dry Nails from Gel Polish

The soaking in acetone removal of gel polish leaves the nails and the skin dry and dehydrated. What those dry nails need is a good manicure with lots of oil and moisturizer.  Here is a nail after gel polish removal. The nail and the skin are very dry. There is some cuticle stuck on the nail. Ridges are very obvious. Here is the same nail after a moisturizing manicure with an oil treatment and a light buffing. The cuticle area is cleaned up. The ridges are less noticeable. It looks hydrated and healthy. Keep your nails in good shape by taking breaks from wearing gel polish. Use nail/cuticle oil  and hand lotion regularly.  Some gel polish brands are easier to remove than others. I find the original Shellac is very easy to remove and, as a result, is less damaging to the nails.           Have a Beautiful Day!  xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist,  Esthetician,  Makeup Artist PS: Thanks for using my amazon 💋 As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost

Easy Smoky Eye Shadow

Everyone talks about dark sexy smoky eye shadow, but so many people tell me they can't get it to look right. They look like they have black eyes. An easy way to get the smoky look is to keep the darkness on the eyelid not in the crease or above the crease.  Use 2 colors on the lid to create a more dimensional less heavy look. Keep the brow bone clean looking with a neutral creamy colored shadow or foundation.  This will give you a nice smoky look without looking too black. How to do an Easy Smoky Eye Here is what you will need: a black eye liner pencil a neutral cream color shadow a charcoal or black shadow a medium gray shadow a light gray shadow black mascara Here are 7 easy steps : Step 1 Apply  neutral cream colored shadow to the brow bone. Step 2 Apply light gray shadow to the inner half of your eyelid. Step 3 Apply medium gray shadow to the outer half of your eyelid. Step 4 Use an eye shadow brush to blend the colors. Step 5   Line the eyes with a

Pantone Color of the Year 2015: Marsala

Marsala is the Pantone Color of the Year for 2015. It is a deep red with a bit of brown in it . It's a beautiful color for a nail polish, clothes or for your home decorating. A Marsala sofa is beautiful....until your white cats have a nap on it! Meow! Click here for the Pantone website           Have a Beautiful, Colorful Day!  xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist PS: Thank you for using my amazon affiliate links 💋 I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you that keep my blog running and supports the care of animals in need!😸   

Ways to Remove Chin Hair: Hair Removal Options

Those nasty chin hairs! They can be dark, coarse and wirey. So many women get them as they get older.  There are a number of ways to remove them. All hair removal methods have their good points and bad points, however. Most involve a bit of pain. No pain, no gain! Ways to Remove Chin Hair Shaving   Shaving cuts the hair off at skin level. It is quick and easy, but the problem is, those coarse hairs are sharp and stubbly. That's not the way we want our faces to feel. Tweezing Tweezing pulls the hair out from the root so it has to regrow. The problem with tweezing is the hair needs to grow long enough to be pulled with tweezers. Many women end up with sore torn or pinched skin from trying to get hairs that are just too short. There is a little pain when pulling the hair. Tweezing will discourage hair growth over time. Threading   Threading is very similar to tweezing. String is twisted grabbing several hairs at once and pulling them out. The hair needs to be long,

Zoya India

I am wearing the perfect color for Autumn on my toes.  Zoya India  It's a color from the Fall 2014 Ignite Collection. The gold metallic shimmer warms up this deep rich red. It's just beautiful. Perfect for the holiday season. Find it on Amazon for $10.00. What's on your toes? Have a Beautiful Day! xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist PS: Thank you for using my amazon affiliate links 💋 I earn from qualifying purchases at no cost to you that keep my blog running and supports the care of animals in need!😸   

Waxing Burn or Raw Skin after Waxing: Skin Abrasion

I have had clients say sometimes when they have their eyebrows waxed, they get a sore strip of skin that feels like a burn. It's raw, shiny and weepy.  Why does this happen sometimes? Was the wax too hot?  This post includes my Amazon Affiliate Links to help you find the great products I love. What causes a raw, burn like skin abrasion from waxing? It may feel like a burn but what actually  happening is too many skin cells are being lifted during the waxing process causing a skin abrasion. It is unlikely that the wax was too hot because the wax pot is controlled by a thermostat and shouldn't get too hot.  Experienced waxing technicians keep their wax pots set at a comfortable temperature.  The skin abrasion is usually due to a topical skin treatment you are using on your skin or from a medication you are taking and commonly occurs on the eyebrows or upper lip. Acne treatment products and anti-aging skin care products are examples of topical skin treatment products

Zoya Pixie Dust Nori

Look at this gorgeous sparkling blue! I just love it! It's Nori part of Zoya's 2014 winter/holiday collection. An amazing sapphire blue. If you are not familiar, Pixie Dust is Zoya's glittery, textured, matte finish polish. Nori has glitter and holographic hexagon shaped glitter in it giving it fabulous sparkle. The finish has a gritty feeling to it, but doesn't feel jagged like some glitter polishes feel. Zoya Nori I wore it on my toes to Jamaica. It was a hit. It glistened in the sun and in the beautiful clear water of the  Caribbean Sea. I was afraid it would not hold up well since no top coat is applied to Pixie Dust. Needless worry! It stayed perfect all through my vacation.  A top coat can be applied to shine up the matte effect and increase durability if you want.   Look at my sparkling toes in the sand! Find Zoya Polish at salons, Ulta, and on Amazon for $10.00. Have a Beautiful Day! xo Jill Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup A