Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dry skin brushing

Spring is a time for renewal...

It is WELL known that the Skin is the LARGEST Organ on the body making it, one of the most IMPORTANT Elimination Organs! Dry Skin Brushing will HELP your Lymph System to CLEAN itself of the TOXINS that COLLECT in the Lymph Glands. This is a Simple Technique to IMPROVE the circulation on the Skin and keep the Pores open, encouraging your Body's ability to eliminate metabolic wastes, combat bacteria, and HELP your Skin to look and feel HEALTHIER and more RESILIENT!

all you need

Natural Bristled Bath Brush with a quality long wooden handle

Benefits:
TIGHTENS Skin.
HELPS Digestion.
REMOVES Cellulite.
STIMULATES Circulation.
INCREASES Cell Renewal.
CLEANS Lymphatic System.
REMOVES Dead Skin Layers.
STRENGTHENS Immune System.
STIMULATES the Glands
How To Do Skin Brushing:
Buy a NATURAL, NOT synthetic, body brush with a long handle
Skin Brush, before showering at least ONCE per day
Do LIGHTER Strokes over and around your breasts, but don't brush the nipples.
Brush each part of your Body several times VIGOROUSLY, COMPLETELY brushing your WHOLE body.
Brush the soles of your feet FIRST
ALWAYS skin brush towards the heart.

Wash your brush every few weeks in water and allow it DRY.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

A-List Beauty Secerts

Of course its normal for celebs to look utterly flawless on film,videos, and at award ceremonies; But how is it they manage to look pretty much perfect when caught off guard-taking a stroll down the street , playing with their kids at the park or even getting off a flight ? While yes , part of the reason might be that they seem to have an unlimited amount of time,money and experts on hand to keep them looking pristine,there are nevertheless a few key products the A-Lister's can't do without. Here are a few of their secrets

CATHERINE ZETA JONES

To keep her hair healthy looking she brushes castor oil through it.I wonder if Catherine knows her ancient beauty secret was used by the Pharaohs to prevent hair loss


CAMERON DIAZ

Complete with futuristic technology !Blinc's waterproof mascara creates tiny tubes around every lash increasing staying power. It has fans that includes ...Cameron Diaz,Lucy Liu,Jennifer Hudson and Sienna Miller www.blincinc.com/


GWYNETH PALTROW

Always thinking green Gwyneth swears by fresh organic food to keep her complexion glowing and regularly wears Sunscreen outside to protect her skin. Try Arbonne's Before Sun Save Face Sunscreen SPF 15 www.arbonne.com/

JULIA ROBERTS
This one is my favorite. Julia always sports beautiful nails, Her tip; she soaks them in olive oil for a few minutes every week . Olive oil is very beneficial to your nails moisturizing the nail and softening cuticles. It also prevents hang nails that are caused by dry skin

ANNE HATHAWAY
Make-up artists, models and actresses alike bulk buy Chanel Vitalumiere Satin Smoothing Make-up SPF 15 swearing by it's age defying properties "it glides on skin so smoothly and leaves skin looking radiant and young" says make-up artist Kay Montano. Salma Hayek , Thandie Newton and Anne Hathaway love it.www.chanel.com/

Monday, April 13, 2009

Bikini Wax Theater


Brazilian bikini waxes have been "all the rage" since the late 90's,(This is how I paid my bills for the better part of the 90's) But they're certainly not new in the United States. Brazilian waxing was introduced to New York in 1987. So how does it differ from a regular bikini wax? Basically, with the Brazilian, hair is removed in the front, back and everything in between. Most of the time a "landing strip" is left in the front, but some clients opt for everything removed.


Difficulty: Average
Time Required: 15-30 minutes

Here's How
Most waxings occur in a private room with a door (although I have heard of some with just a curtain between you and others). You'll be left alone to remove your pants and underwear and you'll be asked to lie on a table with clean paper or sheets. It is possible that you may be provided with a paper thong and you can certainly ask for one.
Because you only need about a quarter-inch of hair for the wax to grab onto, your waxer may trim pubic hair to the correct length.
The waxer will then liberally apply talcum powder to the skin. Talcum powder keeps hot wax from sticking to skin.
The best waxers are fast, which means less discomfort for you. The waxer will dip a waxing stick into a pot of hot wax and then spread it onto your skin and hair. She will then apply a cloth strip over the still-warm wax, pressing firmly so the cloth, hair and wax adhere to one another. When the wax has cooled, she will pull the strip off, in the opposite direction of your hair growth, pulling the hairs out by the root.
Most likely, your waxer will tweeze any stray hairs.
Waxing usually starts in the front and moves toward the back. You'll likely have to move around in all sorts of odd positions in order for the waxer to do her job. You may be asked to help hold skin taut.
Once the waxing is complete, the waxer may trim the remaining landing strip, or even create designs (if there are patterns for this, I do not know where they exist). Some women even opt to dye the remaining pubic hair.
The waxer will spread soothing lotion over the waxed areas(sometimes ice packs). You should ask what to do in case of bumps, redness or ingrown hairs. Your waxer should be trained in this.
Don't forget to get the name of the waxer so when you make another appointment you can get the same person so you don't have to bare all for another complete stranger (wink).
Tips:
The procedure, like any waxing, can be very painful at first, but frequent visits usually cuts down on the pain . I suggest taking a couple Advil at least 15 minutes (preferably an hour) before your procedure or have glass of wine ,beer or any cocktail. As for the embarrassment factor - I say getting a Brazilian can't be any more embarrassing than a typical visit to your gynecologist's office. Aestheticians have seen it all before. Like I said... when I was living in L.A. in the 90's I must of waxed every exotic dancer in town. Talk about seeing it all ...I'm talking piercing ,tattoos,bright pink muffs ect...!!! ( I'm not even mentioning the "BRO"ZILLIANS)Done a few of those too .

The downside of a Brazilian wax... while it lasts as much as 3 weeks, the hair will grow back and you'll have to do it again.
Hair has to be a certain length before it can successfully waxed.
You might experience red bumps or ingrown hairs.

Monday, April 6, 2009

The Beauty Diet , What to feed your Hair and Skin

So much thought has gone into this topic . Nutrition is another passion of mine . I have read countless books on reversing the Aging process . Beautiful skin truly starts from the inside out ( for most of us... anyway ) It doesn't matter how well you care for your skin with beauty product's if you're not eating right!!! Living a healthy lifestyle will improve your skins health and appearance. This includes a tobacco free lifestyle, Sorry smokers -Hmmm like I am one to talk-Luckily wine is a beauty food (Red Wine Polyphenols RWP - compounds derived from grape tannins and anthocyanin pigments that belong to the most powerful antioxidants in the world) But really the foods listed below are from one of my favorite Anti- Aging Authors Dr. Perricone . I am a loyal reader (and user of his skin care line too) Eating " Super Foods " are essential to maintaining beautiful skin tone and color as well keeping your hair shiny and strong. In addition, they have been shown to lower or help regulate blood sugar levels—an extremely important factor for all of those concerned with slowing the aging process and preventing cancer, diabetes, obesity, wrinkles and a host of degenerative diseases .
Açaí
The Allium Family
Barley
Beans and Lentils
Buckwheat
Green Foods
Hot Peppers
Nuts and Seeds
Sprouts
Yogurt and Kefir













Thursday, April 2, 2009

Big luscious lips with Too Faced

Common question
I have small lips ..what is the best way to make them larger without getting too expensive?
My answar
Lip Injection
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Lip Injection is a cosmetic lip treatment that plumps your lips for lasting fullness without a needle!

Apply Lip Injection to a clean dry lip.
Leave on for 5 minutes then wipe off. If you want to wear a matte lip color the plump will last.
Lip color or gloss can also be applied after Lip Injection.

Techno Glow is my fav $18.50
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