Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Cuticle Care | Tip Off Tuesday

This is a quick step to help keep your cuticles soft and pushed back.  Dry, cracking and over grown cuticles can be a problem year round but as the months get colder it gets harder to maintain pretty fingers.

When you step out of the shower your hands are softened from the steam.  Take this oppurtunity to gently push your cutlicles back when you dry off.  All you have to do is use your towel to quickly push them away from growing up the nail.  Add your moisturizer generously.  I make the most of my facial cream in this step, read my method here.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

How To Lessen the Appearance of Wrinkles with Makeup

A common question I get is how to lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.  The quickie makeup fix uses concealer and highlighter.  The resulting look softens the lines, especially diminishing their appearance in photos due to the light reflecting pigments found in highlighter.

1.  Even your skin tone as you normally would.  Always start with a moisturizer.

2.  Dab a concealer that is not drying along the lines you are targeting.  Dry concealer will settle in the lines making them more obvious so choose wisely.

3.  Using a highlighter pencil draw on top of the lines, dab with your finger to soften the edges.  Use your pinky finger to apply on top of the lines if your highlighter is not in the pencil form.

Simple, quick and easy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pretty in Pink | The Nail Files

I polished this Mani in a few shades of pink and added the breast cancer ribbon on my thumb.  The salon in which I work is all a buzz with fund raisers and promotions in support of Breast Cancer awareness. My mani joined the decor and cause this week, of course my thoughts did as well.

Joining The Nail Files this week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Exfoliate for Better Hydration | Tip Off Tuesday


For your moisturizer to penetrate beyond the skin's surface and provide softening, supple moisturization don't forget to exfoliate 2-3 times per week.

Slough off the old skin cells so all your ingredients and hydration aren't just laying on the top layer of your skin.  The benefits of proper and regular exfoliation  include:
  • Increased penetration of all your other products.
  • Toning of the skin.
  • Brightening of your complexion.
  • Increased cellular turnover, revealing more youthful and healthy skin.
Many exfoliation products are on the market.  Choose one that works for your skin type and add it into your regular routine if you are not already doing so.