Friday, December 31, 2010
Here's a quick & easy tip for applying faux lashes:
Use individual lashes for more control & better application. Use tweezers to grab the lash and apply a small amount of glue to the end. Add the lashes to the base of the lash line starting on the outside working in. 3 or 4 on each end will do the trick!
Curl your lashes first- 3 seconds per eye
Add lash primer (white mascara)
Apply faux individuals
Add a final touch of mascara
Stand back & smile because you look fabulous!
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
- Off-the-shoulder. I'm a huge fan of off-the-shoulder looks at this age because it's a way to dress sexy without really showing anything. And all women have sexy shoulders.
- Draped necklaces. Not only are they chic, they are a way to create a long, vertical line that draws attention to the bodice without the obvious bareness of exposed cleavage.
- Layered looks. You can give the illusion of cleavage by opting for a peek of a lace camisole under a shirt or jacket; you can also layer a tank or T-shirt in a lighter color (white or nude) under a sweater or top that has a deep V neck to suggest cleavage without showing anything
Friday, November 19, 2010
Now these aren't the answer for daily cleansing, but they do a good job of getting makeup off, and for an after-work lipstick change or cleaning yourself up after the gym, they're perfect. And if you have price or ingredient concerns, they're also cheap ($3 at most drug stores), paraben-free, not tested on animals, and the packaging is certified sustainable.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
- Pick the right shade for you.
- Use a bold eye liner
- Easy on the eye shadow
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Yogurt is a highly effective treatment for the common skin condition rosacea. It has the ability to soften the skin while calming the redness. Simply apply it as a mask, and leave on for about 15 minutes. Rinse, and apply a light layer of olive oil. Here a couple other yogurt masks to try:
* 1 cup cold natural yogurt (Stonyfield Greek Organic is best)
* ½ cup oatmeal (any type of basic oatmeal works here)
Mix the ingredients together.
Apply to the skin for 10-15 minutes.
Wash off mask with a washcloth steamed in the microwave (careful that it's not too hot).
Monday, November 8, 2010
Who knew that honey is equally effective for treating colds and improving your looks? Applying honey all over your face is beneficial, since it contains vitamins and moisturizes. It's also a natural antibiotic that can kill bacteria just like fresh Aloe. Honey is also very healing when dealing with acne. Add a little white sugar and exfoliate with it in the shower, too. See our last blog entry for the deets on white sugar!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Bringing new skin cells to the surface is a great way to have healthy feeling and looking skin. How do you bring them to the surface? Let's say it together: Exfoliation. Keep a jar of it in your shower. You can also add your favorite scented oils such as rose or lavender to create a rich body scrub. Take a handful and gently massage your entire body with it, using a soft washcloth. Rinse and the sugar crystals simply melt away down the drain. So much better than eating it!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Puffy eyes can be caused by many factors. These include fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors as well. When we cry, it is often accompanied by swollen eyes. This is due to the fact that are body reacts to emotions and causes more blood to flow through the eyes which leads to swelling. Also the production of too many emotional tears can strain the eyes. Also, we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by different factors such as too much sodium in a diet causing water retention, tossing and turning and not getting enough sleep, excessive drinking of alcohol, and others as well.
For normal puffy eyes that are not caused by other eye conditions, there are many ways to get rid of puffy eyes. The following is a list of what to do for treating puffy eyes:
- Wash face with ice cold water
- Limit alcohol & sodium intake
- Drink plenty of water to clean out your system
- Place two slices of cool cucumber on the eyes for several minutes
- Moisten two tea bags in cold water, chill them in the refrigerator and place them over closed eyelids for several minutes
- Elevating your head when you sleep
- Lighting pressing cold spoons over closed eyes
- Applying crushed mint under the eyes
- Using cold (from the fridge) fresh cut Aloe under the eyes. Slice the leaf in half and apply directly.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Have you ever had a huge mountain of a pimple on your face right before an important event? I hear this a lot from my brides the week before their wedding. It's underground, painful, & doesn't seem to be going anywhere! "How do I get rid of this?!" is the question I often hear. Well going to the Dermatologist can help almost instantly. Cortisone injections can dramatically reduce inflammation and speed up healing. With cystic acne lesions in particular, healing usually begins immediately. But going to the Derm isn't always the easiest on the budget, especially when it's for a pimple. (Just keepin' it real.) Also getting an injection doesn't sit well with everyone. Cortisone shots can be very painful, worth it, but painful. So what else can you do?
Here's an easy & effective home remedy for the next time this happens to you or someone you know.
Ingredients you'll need:
1. Clean washcloth
2. Hot water
3. 1% Hydrocortisone cream - I like Aveeno ($6 at any drug store)
Take your washcloth and moisten it with water that's as hot as your skin can stand. But please be smart & don't burn yourself. Fold it up and apply it to the pimple. As the outer folds of the washcloth start to cool, refold it so the warmer inside layers are exposed and reapply. After 10 or 15 minutes when the washcloth has cooled off, run it under more hot water to get it hot again and repeat. After you have done several cycles, add a lot of the hydrocortisone cream directly to the area & let it sit for 2 hours.
How to prevent:
Make sure to wash off your makeup every night and cleanse your face every morning.
Wash your hands thoroughly.
Don't touch your face!!
Up your water intake.
Use an oil-free moisturizer daily.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Mix all ingredients together with an electric beater. Add to the bath water when the tap is running. Why gelatine you ask? Gelatin's high collagen protein content helps keep your skin smooth and firm. Many creams contain collagen to moisturize the skin but it is more effective when taken through food. So eat some Jell-O after your bath! Curious about the egg now? Raw eggs contain natural proteins that greatly improve the appearance of tired skin. The shampoo is just for bubbles! Use your favorite but a moisturizing one will make your skin feel softer.
Have a nice relaxing Hollywood style bath with a nice glass of vino and a couple of cucumber slices over your eyes. Make sure to let me know how it worked for you! Until next time dolls...
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This cult-favorite, multitasking miracle balm is now in a convenient tube format! This beloved multi-purpose essential not only moisturizes and soothes dry lips; it also calms and heals irritation, soothes the sting of minor burns, helps heal cuts, tames mangled cuticles, helps fix ashy elbows and knees, and minimizes diaper rash.
What it is formulated WITHOUT: - Parabens - Sulfates - Synthetic Fragrances - Synthetic Dyes - Petrochemicals - Phthalates - GMOs - Triclosan Whether in a tube or a tin, Rosebud Salve is a mini moisturizing miracle. The .5 oz is $6 & available at Sephora.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Out of the brands listed, this is my absolute favorite. Why is it my fav? This mascara is amazing with or without curling and primer. I don't always have even time to do all the steps or the want... I know, I'm a bad makeup artist! Love the full brush. It doesn't smear or run despite the record breaking humidity. For $22, this mascara is worth every penny!
I really like the mascara because it creates volume and you can easily build up the lashes. I also love that it is smuge-proof. For $14, this is a great buy!
#3 Smashbox- Hyperlash
This mascara comes in at #3 on my list because it is beautiful with curling & primer. If you don't have the time or the want, this one won't give you the VaVa Voom you are most likely looking for. But with the extra help, it is really nice. It has more of comb applicator vs. a brush. I tend to favor a full brush. This is a good buy at $21.
#4 Naked Minerals Black Out Mascara
Now you all know I LOVE Naked Minerals Pressed Foundation but I do NOT love this mascara. The reason is because smudges! And smudges bad. I tried it 3 days in a row. I tried with & without primer to find the same result. It is all natural, but for $15 it's on the bottom of my list.
I hope this helps you find a great match. I also love Avon's Wash Off Waterproof & L'Oreal Double Extend in the gold package. My top 3 are found at Sephora.com.
For primers: Try 1000 Lashes from Hard Candy or Layer from Smashbox.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
An all-in-one, non-sticky moisturizer for your face, scalp, forehead, neck, and ears that contains broad-spectrum UV protection.
What it is formulated to do:
Matte For Men Complete Head Care Lotion is the first product to combine the three most important benefits that men want in a lotion: sun protection (SPF 25), superior moisture delivery, and oil and shine control.
What else you need to know:
Unlike other sunscreen-containing products, this formula is non-sticky and odor free. It is safe for sensitive skin and won't clog pores. Available at Sephora. 2.5 oz $30
Friday, July 30, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
Wondering about the products I recommended? Well here's a list to get you started:
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Enzymion is ideal for controlling oily, shiny skin.
Lush has worked to get the skin balance right by carefully blending papaya with deeply calming aloe vera. They also use grapefruit and lime oils to liven up congested skin and clear the way for a smooth make-up application. Vegan friendly & simply amazing.
1.5oz is $36.95
Thursday, June 10, 2010
The Alice + Olivia Tour are looking for a well deserving woman for a magical makeover! Taylor Swift, January Jones, and Kate Hudson among others are all fans of Alice + Olivia, and so are we!
If you know someone who is in need of having their spirits lifted or you need a "new you", please send compelling makeover requests to email@example.com. Hair: Ony Salon & Makeup: Dollface by Jules. Hosted by our favorite posh boutique, @BleuBelleSAV on June 24th!
Friday, May 28, 2010
I've always know how great and necessary aloe vera is after a day in the sun, but recently I learned how amazing it is for your face. Did you know this miracle plant is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory? This means aloe can actually heal your skin and help with acne. It also helps with:
* Dryness, Scaling and Flaking
* Chaffing and Chapping
* Allergic reactions
Aloe Vera also helps with facial edema, which is swelling. Applying the natural gel of the aloe under your eyes can help with any puffiness. It helps improve overall circulation and blood and oxygen flow to the skin. Why is this important? This helps with synthesis and strength of your skin tissues. Simply put, your skin will look and feel better! Visit your local nursery or garden store and pick some up just in time for summer!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Not only does makeup build up make application difficult since you won't be able to get a true color if there's an old color already on there. The brushes are also filled with bacteria and germs. If they are your personal brushes, you still need to deep clean them once a week to avoid and skin problems. Skin breaking out but you haven't changed your skin care routine and there's no real reason it should be happening? Check your brushes.
Now how to clean: I like to use a few different products to deep clean. Brush cleaner, Clinique's Rinse Off Foaming Cleanser, and sometimes baby shampoo since it is really gentle. I like to add a small amount of cleaner to each brush and massage into a lather to work the old product out. Be easy with your brushes, you don't have to fray the hairs or destroy them. Rinse, lather, repeat as needed until the water runs clear.
After they are clean and you have squeezed the excess water out, allow proper time for the brushes to air dry completely. Normally this will be an overnight process. The key is to hang the brush over the edge of your counter so air can circulate all the around the hairs.
Hope this was helpful!
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I switched from using a daily moisturizer to vitamin E oil (which I love!) Now I need something to use daily with SPF protection. Any suggestions?
Answer from Jules:
So happy to hear you are loving the vitamin E oil! I love Wexler's Oil Free Hydrator SPF 30 (sold at Bath & Body Works) & Cetaphil's UVA/UVB Defense SPF 50 (sold at any drug store). Both won't clog your pores and aren't greasy. Both are between $6-$10.
Thanks for the question!
Monday, April 19, 2010
Have you ever purchased a great lip gloss but the wrong shade that you'll never use? Loved a gift with purchase bag but didn't really care for the products it came with? Instead of adding more clutter to your makeup bag or drawer, see if a friend can use it. Chances are she has a few items she'd love to trade too. This is a great way to organize and also clean out your makeup.
When I do a makeup bag overhaul for clients, the first step is to toss what is old and keep what you actually use. I know sometimes it's difficult to part with that eye shadow that was $20. Or the fancy name brand blush that you think one day you might use. Swapping is a great way to not lose but gain!
My best friends and I swap makeup, perfume, and even clothes. Everyone brings bags full of goodies and trade. It's a gulit-free shopping trip! Add some wine and you've got an instant girls night! Just give everything a quick once over w/ an anti-bac wipe and you're good to go!
Monday, April 12, 2010
If you are in need of brow shaping, waxing, two eyebrows instead of one, tips on how to filling your brows from the pros who know- this event is for you! And ladies if your beau is in need of some "man-scaping", bring him along too!
I can't emphasize enough how important it is to have nicely shaped & groomed eyebrows. In many ways, the perfectly shape eyebrow draws attention to the eyes & enhances your overall appearance. Not to mention it will make your makeup look so much better! Here's a great example of what brow shadow can do to finish your look & frame your face.
Directions to Ony Salon:
1145 W Hwy 80 in Pooler.
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Skin Care Tip: Apply your skin moisturizer after a bath or shower so that you can lock the moisture into your skin. Vitamin E oil is wonderful!
Eyebrow Tip: Your eyebrows should be about two shades lighter than your hair color, never darker. The opposite is true if your hair is blonde or gray.
Beauty Foods Tip: Sweet potatoes contain lots of vitamin A, which is a remarkable anti-aging and anti-wrinkling vitamin.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Try tweezing your eyebrows right after a shower. The heat from the shower helps to loosen hair follicles, making plucking easier and less painful. You can also try Baby Anbesol to numb the area. Baby bc it won't burn your skin like the others. Just make sure not to get it in your eyes, that will burn like ...
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Friday, March 26, 2010
Now with a titanium disk & even longer work days, I still depend on my Crocs to get my through those long days. Which brings me to the point of this entry: new styles!
I'm going to buy all 3 styles pictured. I'm sure my partner in beauty, @onysalon, will do the same! She's down w/ the C too! Visit www.crocs.com for all the deets! Images below from Crocs ad in People's Style Watch April 2010 issue:
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
If you have trouble with your lip gloss or lip stick not looking smooth due to lip lines or dry skin, this will take care of it. Dry, cracked lips or skin are no match for the product. If nothing else has worked, you must try Aquaphor. You can pick this up and any drug store for around $6.
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Check out what Dr. Oz had to say:
The Price of Beauty
"We’re paying more and more attention to the food and drink we put inside our bodies, but everyday we slather products on our bodies that are unregulated, made from hazardous substances, and potentially harmful to our health. In the pursuit of beauty (or, let’s face it, just covering up the circles under our eyes), we cake on makeup, rub on moisturizers, and spray on perfume – and not one of those products is subject to FDA approval. What’s worse, labels that seem to indicate healthy choices – natural, organic, hypoallergenic – don’t actually mean anything, because there are no regulations for using those terms. Here’s what you need to know about the 3 most dangerous beauty products.
The Problem with Powder is...
Mineral makeup is a big trend. Made from minerals such as mica, which are used for industrial purposes as well, these tiny particles are a thousand times smaller than predecessors from even 10 years ago. Their small size makes for a smoother, more flawless look, but it has one serious unintended consequence. The particles are so tiny they fall quickly through the air and can be inhaled easily into your lungs. When construction workers use mica in products such as spackle, they wear masks to protect their lungs from scarring over time. Though there are no studies showing damage from makeup use to date, experts say the long-term use and inhalation of minerals in makeup can lead to inflammation, irritation, and lung disease in women and girls."
--- from Dr. Oz's website
For makeup newbies try: L'Oreal HIP & Hard Candy (both are at wal-mart $7-$10)
Some of the Pro lines I use include: MAC, Smashbox, Ben Nye, & MUFE.
Just make sure to use an eye shadow primer to prevent creasing & to make the color stay on longer.
I love to use a dual fiber brush. (it has white hairs that stick out) It gives great coverage but with a smooth finish. Then using a concealer brush, I go under the eye & where I need more. I love Eco Tools brush set by Alicia Sliverstone. Yes, from Clueless :)
Monday, March 15, 2010
What a great question!
In the art world, stippling is a method of drawing or painting with a series of small dots to create texture and depth.
In the beauty world, stippling is a method of blending out creamy makeup products, like concealers, foundations, and lipsticks, to create a seamless, soft finish. To stipple, just apply the product a makeup sponge and use short strokes to lightly dab onto your face until blended.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Friday, March 12, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Monday, March 8, 2010
My favorite drug store mascara is L'Oreal Double Extend ($10) in the gold & white tube. The white side is a primer which can double as an eyelash conditioner. Conditioning your lashes will help them grow just like conditioning the hair on your head. Let me know how you like it!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This multi-purpose restorative dry oil for the face, body & hair utilizes Moroccan Argan Oil & naturally-derived emollients, enriched with antioxidants & essential fatty acids. Applied to skin, our instantly absorbed dry oil leaves a silky feel and helps improve its appearance and texture.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
What perfect Eco friendly favors to give your wedding guests! If you have ever tried a Lush bath bomb before you are freaking out right now about how awesome this is... if you haven't tried them, you may still be freaking out since they are so cute! Bath bombs are "the bomb" because the all natural ingredients indulge your body & your senses. You feel rested, calm, & a smooth after a bath. What a fresh favor to give! Not only do you get bulk discounts, but they are also wrapped in cello w/ a ribbon & personalized tag! Two wedding "flavors": White Wedding & Butterfly. For more information on ordering visit: Lush Weddings
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
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