/> The Juicy Beauty Word: 2022

Friday, April 22, 2022

Zoya Earth Day Polish Exchange 2022 & Dispose of Old Nail Polish

 zoya thrive collection spring 2018

Hi Everyone!

Here is your yearly Earth Day reminder to get rid of your old nail polish in an earth friendly way and get beautiful new discounted colors from Zoya.

See the Zoya Splash Collection Summer 2020!

If you haven't heard, Zoya is offering new nail polish in exchange for your old polish, any brand of old polish. They are offering 50% off brand new Zoya nail polish. It's an awesome deal!!! 

Simply choose a minimum of 6 bottles of Zoya polish and enter their Earth Day Code when you check out on Zoya's site.

When you order a minimum of 12 bottles of polish, you get free gifts along with the 50% off deal when you enter their Earth Day Code!

The code is on their site.

Hurry! This Earth Day deal ends April 30, 2022.

Click here for Zoya Earth Day Exchange details!

How to Dispose of Old Nail Polish


There are special guidelines when throwing away paint to prevent contamination of soil and water sources. For instance, a can latex paint needs to be a solid, not liquid, to be thrown in the trash. The paint can should be opened to allow the liquid to evaporate. The can is okay to put in the trash when the paint is dried.
old nail polish
We don't think about it, but nail polish is paint. Most of us just toss an old unwanted bottle of nail polish in the trash. This creates the possibility of contamination of soil and water if the bottle is broken in a landfill. Here is what we need to do:

1. Pour the polish out of the bottle on to a paper towel and let it dry.
pouring out old polish
2. Leave the top off of the polish bottle to allow the polish remnants to harden.

3. Once the polish is all dry, the paper towel and polish bottle can be tossed safely in the trash.


It's an easy way to help protect our environment everyday.


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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Over Exfoliated Dehydrated Skin

Exfoliation. It's a big deal in skin care. Exfoliation removes dead skin which makes our skin look younger, helps prevent clogged pores and promotes collagen production. There is an enormous emphasis on exfoliation in the skin care industry right now. Maybe too much emphasis. 

Can exfoliation be over done? It can indeed be over done.

Especially in the winter when the skin is in a dryer, more delicate condition.

dry skin

Signs that your skin is over exfoliated:

Dehydrated, dry and tight feeling skin
Skin has a burning sensation
Skin care products burn when applied
Sensitive, irritated, rashy areas
Flaking
Redness

If your skin is feeling this way, stop all forms of exfoliation and use a gentle, minimal skin care routine to let the skin calm and heal.


Skin Care Products to heal Over Exfoliated Dehydrated Skin

Use No Exfoliation Products, at All! 
There are a lot of exfoliating products and exfoliating ingredients hidden in skin care and makeup products.

Exfoliation products include ultrasonic facial cleansing brushes, grainy scrubs, liquid exfoliators such as salicylic acid and alpha hydroxy acids, Retin A, Renova, loofahs, washcloths, even most facial masks do some exfoliation.

Foundations, bb creams, cc creams and moisturizers can contain anti aging ingredients, such as retinol, that have exfoliating properties. Check your labels.

There are many gentle products, cruelty free of course, I recommend for over exfoliated dehydrated skin. My Amazon Affiliate links are included to help you find these great products.

Morning Cleansing 
Just splash with warm water, pat dry and spray on a healing toner. I love YonKa Lotion PS to soothe and heal dehydrated skin. It is an amazing healing mist toner that contains essential oils and glycerin which attracts water to the skin from humidity in the air.

YonKa Lotion PS
Yonka Lotion PS
YonKa Lotion PS is a soothing healing mist. It is called lotion but it is actually a toner full of a Yonka's signature blend of essential oils. It's scent is devine!

Morning Moisturizing
Use a gentle, basic moisturizer that contains a minimal amount of ingredients. Make sure it does not contain retinol, salicylic acid or hydrox acids. Apply it right after your toner to seal in moisture. 

Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Sensitive Skin Daily Calming Moisturizer
yes to cucumber calming daily moisturizer
This gentle moisturizer contains zinc oxide which is both a sunscreen and skin healer. It also contains healing aloe, cucumber extract, sweet almond oil and green tea to calm and heal sensitive skin.

Click here to read about the Yonka Sensitive line

Nighttime Cleansing 
Use a gentle moisturizing facial cleanser that contains a minimal amount of ingredients. Make sure it does not contain retinol, salicylic acid or alpha hydroxy acids. 

Use your cleanser in the evening to remove dirt and makeup. Wet your face, apply the cleanser with your hands, massage it over your face to loosen dirt and makeup. Rinse it off well and pat dry. Do not use a washcloth. Spray on a healing toner.

 Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Gentle Milk Cleanser
Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Gentle Milk Cleanser
This is a very gentle facial cleanser containing aloe, green tea and cucumber extract to gently remove makeup dirt and excess oils without stripping the skin.

Nighttime Moisturizing 
Slather on the emollients! Try shea butter, coconut oil or avocado oil. Apply your emollient product generously right after cleansing and toning for overnight skin healing.

Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
Drunk Elephant Protini Polypeptide Cream
This fragrance free healing cream calms, heals and restores sensitive skin with glycerin, peptides and amino acids.

Makeup
It will be difficult to find a liquid makeup, bb cream or cc cream that doesn't contain some sort of exfoliating ingredient like retinol. Also, foundation doesn't apply well to dehydrated flaky skin. It tends to cake up. 

Use your fingers, not a brush, for gentle foundation application. Pat with a soft sponge to blend. Avoid applying powder makeups at this time. They with make your skin look even more dry.

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30

Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream SPF 30
 Complexion Rescue is a tinted moisturizer which makes it a lightweight product that improves the look of the skin without looking cakey on dry, flakey skin. 

More Help for Over Exfoliated Dehydrated Skin

Use a Humidifier 
A humidifier is a great device for adding moisture to the air in your living space. The moist air will help the skin retain moisture and heal.

No Hot Water 

Hot water dehydrates your irritated skin even more. Quick warm showers are your best option.

Eat Healing Foods

Add healthy skin healing foods to your diet.

Flax seed oil


Take Vitamin D


Omega 3 Fatty Acids:  Soybeans, walnuts, flax seeds and salmon


Omega 6 Fatty Acids:  Cereals and grains, oils: flax seed, soybean, corn, sunflower, cottonseed, black currant and evening primrose and egg yolks

Mono-unsaturated fats- Avocados, olives, olive oil, nuts


Give your skin time
Give your skin a good month of healing time. You can go back to exfoliating once your skin is healed but with a less zealous routine. Your old exfoliation routine will only cause a problem again.

Gentle Exfoliating Products
Use only gentle exfoliating products once your skin is healed. No physical exfoliating products meaning products with grains. Grains scratch the skin causing micro abrasions which lead to inflammation, sensitivity and dehydration. The abrasives in a physical exfoliating product include rice, almonds, seeds, salt and sugar. 

Use only liquid or cream exfoliating products on your face.

Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant
Aveda Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant
This is an all time favorite product for me! This liquid exfoliant contains Salicylic acid (beta hydroxy acid) to gently remove dead cells. Use it in the evening instead of your toner. Pour a small amount on a cotton ball and apply it to your face. It is suitable for all skin types. For very sensitive skin types, I recommend using it every other day.

Water, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Melissa Officinalis (Balm Mint) Extract, Spiraea Ulmaria (Meadowsweet) Extract, Alcohol Denat., Ethyl Lactate, Salicylic Acid, Fragrance, Geraniol, Linalool, Citronellol, Limonene, Polysorbate 20, Disodium EDTA

I hope my tips help your over exfoliated, dehydrated skin become moist and beautiful again!

Brides, I can help you get your skin glowing, beautiful and healthy for your wedding day makeup application! See me at Styling Point in Media, Pa for a healing YonKa facial.

xo
Licensed Cosmetologist, Esthetician, Makeup Artist
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Thursday, March 24, 2022

Spring Nail Colors: Zoya Abundance Spring 2022 Swatches

Spring has indeed sprung and so has the new spring polish collection from Zoya. It is the Zoya Abundance Spring 2022. It is cool. It is fresh. It is spring!

Zoya Abundance Spring 2022

There 6 colors in the Abundance Collection, 5 creams and 1 glitter. 

For my swatches, I applied Zoya Naked Manicure Base, 2 to 4 coats of polish depending on the color and topped them all off with Zoya Ultra Glossy Seal.

zoya naked manicure glossy seal

Let's get them on!!!

The Zoya Abundance Spring 2022 Collection
Zoya Tyler
Zoya Tyler
Zoya Tyler swatch
Zoya Tyler is a deep indigo blue cream with a fabulous glossy mirror like finish. Just one coat provided beautiful smooth coverage. Apply two coats to make it perfect. Love it!
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Zoya Ellis
Zoya Ellis
Zoya Ellis swatch
Zoya Ellis is a gorgeous berry cerise cream. It goes on smooth and easy with opaque coverage in two coats. I love this one too. I can't wait to get it on my toes!
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Zoya Kit
Zoya Kit
Zoya Kit swatch
Zoya Kit is a pretty cool dusty rose cream. I found that I needed 3 coats to get the most opaque finish. I also had the most trouble photographing this color for some reason. Still, it is a soft color that will look pretty on many skin tones.
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Zoya Gwen
Zoya Gwen
Zoya Gwen
Zoya Gwen is a soft cool toned pale pink. I found I needed 3 coats to get a smooth even finish. A beautiful spring pink!
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Zoya Lena
Zoya Lena
Zoya Lena swatch
Zoya Lena is a cool toned wisteria purple cream. Bright and happy! I found this color went on a bit thin and steaky. I needed 3 coats to achieve a smooth finish. I also found that this color dried with a slightly matte finish the same way a neon color dries.
Zoya Lena finish
It's not a problem though. A coat of Zoya Ultra Glossy seal gives it a beautiful shine.
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Zoya Elsa
Zoya Elsa
Zoya Elsa swatch
Zoya Elsa is a shimmering cool blue with a purple shift and rainbow glitter creating a beautiful periwinkle which just so happens to be the Pantone color of year! It is a bit sheer but builds up easily. I used 4 coats for an opaque finish. Elsa also is a beautiful topper and looks amazing over Tyler.

Zoya Tyler with Zoya Elsa


There they are! The beautiful Zoya Abundance Colors. If you can't choose just one, you can get them all! Zoya has a super bundle deal going on right now so you can have them all and more! The bundle includes the 6 colors in a magnet box plus 

FREE BONUS

Manicure Essentials Kit ($15 Value)
Pink Cosmetic Travel Bag
2oz Remove
Nail File
Cuticle Pusher
Cotton
6 x ZWide Brushes

Visit zoya.com to get your deal!

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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Saturday, February 19, 2022

How to Apply and Remove Strip Eyelashes #NationalLashDay

False lashes are one of the easiest ways to create huge drama with your eye makeup. They aren't difficult to apply. You just need a steady hand and patience!
strip lashes on bride
There are many styles of strip lashes to choose from simple, natural looking to thick, long and dramatic. 

There are demi length lashes which accentuate the outer portion of the lash line and full length lashes which cover the full length of the lash line. 

Some have bands that are "invisible" and some have thick black bands that look like eye liner. 

You can even apply two layers of strip lashes for a spectacular effect!
double layer of strip lashes
Some have lashes that are uneven lash hairs lengths. 
uneven length strip lashes
Some have lash hairs that are more even in length. 
natural strip lashes
Some are fine and delicate looking some are thick and bold. Most strip lashes come in black but you can find them in colors including blue, green and wine. 
wine strip lashes
Then, there are fancy glittery lashes!
glitter strip lashes
There are even magnetic false lashes! I can never get these things on right!!! That's a post for another day.
magnetic false lashes
There are also different lash glues you can use. 

The original strip lash adhesives contained latex. 

Many people are allergic to latex and cannot use them. 
latex lash glue
There are some good non latex adhesives that hold the lashes just as well as latex adhesives. 
non latex lash glue
I like Ardell Duo Brush-On Striplash Adhesive in white/clear. It's latex free and holds the lashes on very well. 

Duo Lash Glue comes in white/clear and dries clear and black as well that dries black. 

The strip lashes I use most for brides and their bridal party are Ardell Strip Lashes 110. They have lash hairs that are uneven lengths and create a natural yet flirty look. Ardell lashes are made of sterilized human hair.
ardell 110 lashes

How to Apply Strip Lashes



Fit the Strip
The band on the strip lash may be too long for your eye. The lash band will be slightly tacky when you remove the lash from the packaging. It will stick in place on your eye to fit the lash to your eye length. 

Line up the band of the lashes on the inner part of your eye so it looks good and feels comfortable. Use your fingers to hold the outer end of the lashes to mark where the band should be shortened. 

Remove the lash from your eye. Trim the band of the lash strip from its outer edge. Hold the lash to your eye again to check that the length is right.

Shadow
Apply your eye shadow.

Liner
Apply black pencil liner to your upper lash line to help 
conceal the false lash band. Get the pencil in between the lashes to create a nice solid line. Tight lining is a great way to get good eye liner coverage in the lash line. Tight lining is applying eye liner from underneath the lash line instead of on top of the lash line.   

Curl & Mascara
Curl your lashes, apply a coat of black mascara and let it dry. I prefer waterproof mascara because it tends to hold the lash curl better than non waterproof mascara.  This creates the perfect guide to lay the strip lash on. My favorite waterproof mascara to Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara.

Click here to read Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof Mascara Review

Apply the Lashes  
Hold the strip lash with tweezers or your fingers. Apply a thin layer of lash glue to the lash strip and let it become tacky. Wait 30 seconds to a minute.  Apply the lash strip to the skin close to your upper lashes, press it gently in place, and hold  it for a few seconds to set. 

If the lash is not in the right place and feels uncomfortable, it will easily peel off so you can reapply it. You may need to touch up your shadow and liner before you reapply the lash.

Liner
Once your lashes are comfortably in place and dry, use an eye liner brush to apply black or dark brown powder eye shadow on top of the lash band to hide it.


How to Remove Strip  Lashes

The lashes will peel off fairly easily when you are ready to remove them. 

To create a more gentle removal with less tugging at the lash line, you can soften the glue with a hot wash cloth. Apply a hot wash cloth for a couple minutes to the lashes to soften the adhesive. Now peel the lash from the outer edge inward.

The lashes can be used again if they are not damage in the removal process. Gently peel the softened glue off of the lash band. Store the lashes in their original packaging.

Many stores carry Ardell lashes and adhesives. Find them at your local drug store, Sally Beauty, Bed, Bath and Beyond and Ulta. You can also find them at great prices on Amazon delivered right to you door.

Shop for Ardell Lashes on Amazon

That's all there is to it. Easy big eye drama!


       Have a Beautiful Lash Day! 
xo
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