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Showing posts from August, 2019

Feathery Brows and Brow Gel

Eyebrows have been very bold, thick, filled in, defined, arched, and clean in recent years. Many people actually use a brow stencil to get the well defined symmetrical look. Those clean bold brows work well with dramatic makeup but require time at the makeup mirror and are not casual or natural looking. In case you haven't noticed, we have had a bohemian hippie influence that has been trending for the past few years with flowy dresses and tops reminiscent of the 60's and 70's. Those stenciled sculpted brows just don't jive with the free and easy bohemian style.  A softer, more natural look is needed for a proper boho look. Try the softer feathery brow look. The brows are still thicker and softly arched but they don't have a hard clean stenciled line. Visible hairs soften the line. I want to call them stray hairs, but they are more like controlled strays that soften the edges of the brows.  The brow hairs are brushed up to get a soft feathery look. The

Lotion YonKa, It's a toner.

Let's talk about one of my favorite skin care products,   Lotion  YonKa. 💖 It's literally a magic potion!!! I'll tell you all about it and give you some of my Amazon Affiliate links so you can do some shopping.  It's not a lotion at all. It is an alcohol free healing mist used as a toner after cleansing your face. Spray it on after cleansing your face and lightly massage or pat it in. Apply your moisturizer right over it. The smell is divine! Clean and fresh, not perfumy. It is extremely soothing and balances skin conditions. There are two formulas, one for normal to oily skin or combination skin (it's white) and one for dry and sensitive skin (it's pink).  Both contain YonKa's signature blend of essential oils which are lavender, geranium, rosemary, cypress and thyme.  Essential oils are oils extracted by distillation or cold pressing from various parts of a plant, the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, seeds or peels. The oils are aromatic and r

Fall Nail Colors 2019: The Zoya Sensual Collection, Swatches and Review

I always look forward to the next season's nail polish colors and am excited to open my box of Zoya nail polish when it arrives on my doorstep. Once again, Zoya has created another sensational collection of nail colors for the 2019 fall season.  It is the Sensual Collection.  There is a nice variety of 12 rich pigmented colors in cream, metallic and glitter finishes  from soft pink to deep shimmering gray. The richness of the colors represents well the rich warm colors of autumn and truly gratifies the senses.  The Nail Trends for Fall Colors Purples and blues remain trendy for fall 2019 along with  nudes, neutrals, reds and glitter. We love our glitter! 💜  Zoya is right on trend as usual! Artsy Style Nails polished in ombre using deep colors and half moons boldly polished or decked out in glitter continue to be all the rage. An emerging nail art trend is letters painted on the nails. It can be as simple as your initial on one nail or it can be an actual word spe

Natural Mosquito Repellents & Mosquito Bite Remedy

My daughter just returned from a lovely vacation in Topsail Island, North Carolina. It looks so serene and that water is so gorgeous with hints of turquoise blue.  It reminds a little bit of the water in the Caribbean and my favorite vacation place Jamaica where the water is aqua, turquoise and deep blue green. See my Caribbean Colors post! She said it was wonderful except for all nasty the mosquitoes. They were really biting! They were biting during the day around the pool and were even worse in the evening which was quite inconvenient when it was time for them to make s'mores!  Not only do mosquitoes cause those itchy bite welts that we are all familiar with, they can carry diseases including West Nile Virus and the Zika Virus.  Some people are allergic to the proteins in the mosquito saliva and have a severe reaction which creates large red swollen areas that are hot to the touch and take a long time to heal. I remember one time in Sea Isle