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Showing posts from January, 2023

How Long is Makeup Good for | Makeup Brush Cleaning | Keep Makeup Fresh

If you are like me, you have a vast collection of makeup.  The problem with our beloved makeup is, it doesn't stay good forever. Some items actually have a very short shelf life once they have been opened. Opened, used makeup can be vulnerable to bacterial growth even though the product contains preservatives. Mascara is most notorious for having a short shelf life. I'm surprised how many people don't realize this. I had a client come into the salon to have her makeup done. She brought her own mascara for me to use on her. I asked her how old her mascara was. She wasn't sure but said it was at least a couple years old.  In the trash it went!  There was no way I would use possibly contaminated mascara on her. It could cause an eye infection.  Where does mascara contamination come from? Mascara contamination comes from bacteria, fungi, or Demodex mites from your own self that enter the mascara tube each time you apply the mascara. Most mascara contains water that bacteria

Pantone Color of the Year 2023: Viva Magenta Nail Polish | Lipstick | Fashions

Ahhh, magenta! It had to be one of my favorite, if not the favorite, Crayola crayon colors growing up. Pantone, the fashion industry's go to color matching system, has chosen Viva Magenta 18-1750 as the color of the year for 2023. What color is Magenta? Magenta is a pinkish purplish red. There can be many variations of magenta. Some can be more purple. Some can be more red. Never-the-less, all shades of magenta are mixes of red and blue.  Magenta is a similar color to fuchsia. Fuchsia is more purple than magenta. Magenta is redder than fuchsia just to give you a clearer visual. The Viva Magenta color may not look quite the same color as the Crayola magenta.  I think it is a bit redder than the crayon. Pantone refers to Viva Magenta as a nuanced crimson red tone. It is an empowering, fun, joyful color. Just think of red lipstick and how good you feel wearing it. Bold and confident. We need a strong positive color for 2023 after dealing with the pandemic and all its fallout. Viva Mag

How to Soften Callused Feet | Foot Remedies: Updated

How do we get rid of calluses on feet? Honestly, dry callused feet aren't pretty or sexy in any way, yet hard, dry, even cracked, callused feet are a common problem.  Let's look at why feet get callused in the first place then, I'll show you what products do wonders to soften callused feet. Believe me, I know. I'm the poster child for callused feet with my high heels and notorious bare footin'! I am wearing Zoya Dagmar from the Classic Leathers Collection on my toes. This post contains my Amazon Affiliate Links to help you find the great products I love and use. I earn a small amount from qualifying purchases at no cost to you which helps me keep my blog running. Thank you for using them! 😊 What's a callus? A callus is thicken skin that is hard and becomes very dry and sometimes cracks. The body builds up more skin as a defense mechanism. The body is trying to give the feet more padding to protect against something that is irritating to the feet. The