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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Steam is the ingredient for a Radiant Complexion.

Nourish the inside to enrich the outside. Water (steam)is the secret to eternal beauty.

Hydrating skin is the most important and a primary concern of an aesthetician such as myself. The fluctuating temperatures in our homes, office, cars are very drying to our skin.
A professional facial includes steam, which is the most effective and beneficial hydrating and skin cleaning procedures. Steam stimulates blood flow because it promotes perspiration. The importance of this step in your facial intensely cleanses the impurites from your skin, which enhance circulation, giving you a healthy, radiant glow. This results in a softer and more hydrated complexion.
Here are the benefits of an N2Beauty Facial with Steam
  • Helps pores eliminate toxins.
  • Softens dead surface cells, for easy exfoliation.
  • Increases blood circulation & Improves cell metabolism.
  • Softens superficial lines.
  • Penetrates deep into the follicles enabling proper cleansing.
Ahhh the wonders of a facial. You should be getting a professional facial cleansing every 4-6 weeks. We spend a lot of time and money on the external, hair as a great example and nails are another. Start investing the same amount of time and care on your FACE...it's the only one you have. What shows on the outside is a reflection of what's on the inside.

Contact the spa for your facial  whether you are a 1st timer or been doing this for years.
You have not experienced the N2 Beauty way.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Take it Off... Like the Pros.

Be good to your skin, and it will be good to you. Makeup can deliver wonderful results, but taking good care of your skin goes beyond any beauty benefit makeup gives you. You know my motto,"Beauty is as beauty does... Be Beautiful." Well beauty begins with good skincare habits.
If you wear a full face of make-up or just mascara and lipstick/gloss, your cleansing system without a doubt should include a makeup remover.
Putting on make-up like a professional is great but you need to know how to remove it like one -Okay.

All you Diva's, coming in late at night...No excuse! You must remove your make-up before going to bed or your skin will tell on you as you age.
You already  have a skin regimen especially if your a client of mine :), your cleansing, toning , exfoliating and moisturizing. Cleanser alone should not be the only method you depend upon to take off your makeup totally.
You need to include a makeup remover.  Find a formula that first suits your skin type then allow it to penetrate, make-up needs to be dissolved so that when its removed it glides off your skin easily.

You should use a cotton round if your remover comes in liquid form and use a Qtip on the eyelids to prevent tugging in the delicate eye area.(There is a make-up remover designed with the eye area in mind)

Tugging and pulling along with stretching areas of the face whether applying or removing make-up will result in wrinkles and crows feet later on. Trust me I have seen the damaging effects on clients.  
Afterwards clean your skin as normal but remember to apply your nightcream.

The benefits of a night cream is like your daytime moisturizer with the exception that it's not combating UVB/UVA rays or protecting you from the free radicals. The purpose is to replenish needed nutrients while moisturizing your skin overnight and  increasing cellular turnover. Allowing your skin to be hydrated and healthier.

Be good to your skin, and it will be good to you.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Lashes Galore

Like your Amex card you should never leave home without MASCARA! Yes even you beauties that claim you don't need to wear makeup...umm hum I said it. Black mascara looks beautiful on all women regardless of hair color or eye color hands down. Just like eyebrows frame the face when they are done and defined. Lashes enhance the face naturally even when you have nothing else on it.
Women of Beauty in the old era would not have been caught dead without their nails polished (red) and their mascara (black) on their lids batting flirtatiously with whomever.
Mascara automatically draws the focus to the eye. Curling the lashes makes them look sexy and alluring. It brings uniformity to them while giving your eyes an instant lift. After mascara is applied combing them helps seperate them and removes any clumping that may happen after mascara is applied.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

For The Bride

The Wedding Season is about to begin. Congratulations to all our 2010 Brides.

If you want to look your absolute best on your wedding day…plan ahead.
You will need to start thinking about your skincare regimen around the same time you secure the hall for your big day! That’s right ladies months in advance, get facials regularly and practice with different make-up colors prior to your big day.
Your wedding day is not the day to wear a new color for the first time. If you do not have a make-up artist or a make-up line that you are comfortable with you will need time to try out several before the big day by having trial makeovers with a professional.
If you are going at it alone get the makeover from the counter girls at your favorite dept. stores and feel the makeup on you…walk around a bit then go home & see how your skin responds and what reactions you receive from your friends.
Quick tips:
-Powder eye shadow will last longer than cream eye shadow and is less likely to crease.
-If you are curling your lashes practice curling prior to your wedding day, curled lashes makes the eye look wide awake.
-Apply mascara immediately before and after curling.
-If you are not use to wearing false eyelashes, your wedding day is not the time to start as you will feel like you have something in and around your eyes. You don’t want to have to
re-take pictures because you were blinking.-If you do not get facials regularly do not get one within two weeks of your wedding. Facials deeply cleanse the skin, bringing impurities to the surface and sometimes will result in an unsightly pimple or two and we don’t want that for your wedding day, the same goes for a facial mask. -Waxing should be done at least 5-7 days before the big day as it can cause redness in the area and you don’t want to apply a ton of concealer to hide red marks if it’s not necessary.
Be smart and start your skincare routine early, when your skin is soft, smooth & hydrated your makeup will stay on longer and you will truly be radiant!

Be Beautiful

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Begin with a Clean Canvas.

Hello Beautiful,
I wanted to talk to you about your business card. The one you show the world without exchanging anything but an expression. Yes beautiful ones, I am talking about your Face. Do you put makeup on without cleaning your skin? Are you wearing makeup to cover up blemishes and bumps? Are you covering up your skin with makeup instead of enhancing it due to "bad" skin syndrome? 

Come into my facial clinic, yes this is a FREE consultation beautiful. We need to talk...

  • Proper skincare is very important in achieving a beautiful makeup look. Start by cleansing, toning & moisturizing your skin. This allows a nice canvas to apply your makeup. You’ll feel better about yourself too…it’s all about loving our skin.

  • Cleansing the skin is on the top of my list for proper skincare. If you don’t keep the skin clear of makeup & free radicals (pollution/debris) you can’t have a smooth looking complexion. Be sure to wash with a cleanser (not soap) in the morning and evening.
  • For dry skin I recommend the hydrating cream cleanser w/olive oil, for normal to mature skin we love the age defying milky cleanser and for combination/oily/acne prone skin the foaming facial cleanser or pore clarifying cleanser gets deep down. 
  •  Before bedtime it is important to remove your makeup from the day and clear skin of debris even if you did not wear makeup. In the morning we cleanse away the residue from the night cream or just natural oil & perspiration while sleeping.

  • The 2nd most important step in your skincare regimen is

Monday, March 1, 2010

What inspires you to Be Beautiful?

Inspiration comes from different energy. My 2 daughters inspire me first because I want them to see the true beauty within me and have that inspire them. I want them to BE beautiful. My husband inspires me to be beautiful by his constant motivation. He is my biggest cheerleader and his constant belief in me supports my dreams.

Journaling inspires me to dream and get it down on paper so that I can make it a reality. I write my thoughts, feelings and express myself privately. There are no judgments & no laughter at my dreams, visions, goals and what I expected or wanted out of life. I thank God for my 5th grade teacher Mrs. Greico whom inspired me to be an avid reader. She also taught me how to journal.
It made me glow inside because it was like a secret.

Keep a list of quotes that inspire or speaks to you in some way.
The motto of my company is "beauty is as beauty does…Be Beautiful." It’s a twist from Forrest Gump the movie. In my industry I see and work with a lot of beautiful people on the outside but sometimes their actions make them ugly.
True beauty comes from within and there is no amount of make-up to help a person who is ugly on the inside.
Buy a beautiful journal, pad or notebook. Express your hopes and dreams for your future.
I’d like to know what inspires you to be a beautiful person… email me and share or comment.
Be Beautiful