Jersey Shore Yourself for Halloween

25 Oct

Jersey Shore…you either love it or hate it, but you can’t deny that this crazy, over-the-top cast of spray-tanned boys and girls are clearly succeeding in their quest to take over TV land.

Not to be outdone by their wild behaviours, their signature looks seem to scream for spotlights of their own and the audience is savouring every morsel of this bizarre phenomenon. We’ve even had some random clients coming in lately requesting spray tans and major back combing to imitate their favourite characters like Mike “The Situation” and little miss Snooki! Although we don’t offer spray-tanning services, all of this has inspired me to put together a collection of tips and tricks for you to dress up as your misbehaving Jersey Shore twin for this wicked Halloween.

For all you inner Snookis out there

Time to exercise make-up knowledge amnesia! Toss all your expertise out the window and think: What would I do to my face if I had less than two minutes and more than two drinks? The answer is: an overload of bronzer and a thick coat of spray tan all over; a pair of messy, dark smokey-eyes offset by lips drenched in shiny light-pink or clear lipgloss. Put some elbow grease into that back comb to achieve that famous Snooki “bump”. Secure your hairstyle with lots of pins and blast that hairspray, but make sure you take a deep breath before you unleash the chemical cloud. Read the rest of this entry »


VIDEO: Lady Gaga “Vanity Fair” Inspired Nail Tutorial

27 Sep

Hello Beauty Goddesses!

Several weeks ago I saw Lady Gaga on the cover of Vanity Fair and I instantly fell in love with her nail color. After a little research I found out Deborah Lippmann was the genius behind this nail color. The lacquer is called “Waking Up In Vegas”. I had to bring it into the salon. It’s NOW available and we’re doing a special manicure and “Waking Up In Vegas” lacquer treatment this month.

I also thought this would be a good time to do a video on pampering yourself with a DIY manicure featuring the Lady Gaga lacquer. If you’re not a do-it-your-selfer then book an appointment in the Salon and have Yuli create the look for you!


The Skin Rx: 5 Tips To Great Skin

17 Sep

As we make the transition into fall, sometimes our skin can take on a life of its own with crazy blemishes, dryness or sensitivity. Don’t panic. With the right products, proper skincare routine combined with good habits, you’ll be able to extinguish those skincare woes in no time!

beauty face washDon’t believe me? I urge you to try the following tips for three weeks and let me know if you see a difference.

1.     Bottoms Up! That is water of course. Body cells need plenty of water to function properly and eliminate toxins that zap the life out of our skin; depriving them of this vital substance means you get lazy cells, and the result? Dull, tired looking skin. If you think chugging eight glasses of water is boring, there are many other ways to sneak H2O into your diet such as drinking broths, real fruit/vegetable juices, or eating fruits such as watermelon that contain high water content. The point is to keep your body hydrated and working at its peak so your skin can shine.

2.     Slough Off. Exfoliation will effectively remove dead skin cell buildup and speed up cell renewal. It also improves blood circulation in your face and draws impurities from deep within your pores. Look for gentle products with small exfoliating beads that are not too jagged or if you’d like to use ingredients from your pantry, try mixing a spoon of sugar to some moisturizing lotion, rub the mixture into your skin in circular motion and then rinse. Although diligent exfoliation is commendable, you can have too much of a good thing; because your skin can become sensitive and raw when you go overboard, exfoliating once a week is often enough.

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6 Steps To The Perfect DIY Manicure

11 Sep

Are you a manicure maniac? Love to DIY? It’s time to roll up your sleeves and get your hands dirty…I mean clean and pretty with a DIY manicure. Brew a cup of tea, turn on the music and treat yourself to a relaxing, salon-quality experience right at home! Because let’s face it, nothing beats the joy of you spoiling yourself in the comfort of your own couch.

manicure toolsBefore we start, here are the items you’ll need:

  • Polish remover
  • Nail Clippers
  • Double sized nail file (one side coarse/one side fine)
  • Cuticle Softener
  • Cuticle Remover
  • Cuticle Pusher
  • Cuticle Oil
  • Non-greasy hand cream
  • Base coat
  • Top coat
  • Nail lacquer of your choice
  • Finger bowl
  • Nail buffer
  • Hot towel

Now let’s get down to business!

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No Pain, No Gain – 7 Reasons Why You Should Wax

27 Aug

Surprised_Spa_Woman WaxingGirls, we’ve all done it before—wrestled with a razor in front of our bathroom mirror as we fervently removed those stubborn stubbles, usually in an early morning frenzy or right before an important date. No matter how hard we try, the hairs just kept coming back, each time quicker than the last and more determined to reclaim their turf. I used to believe shaving everyday was just part of life, a nuisance, but tolerable. I thought that once you entered the nightmare cycle of shaving, there was no way out. Well I’m telling you now, there’s IS a way out — waxing!

Sounds painful? It is. I’m not going to lie. Waxing is not for the faint-hearted; it is a deliriously painful experience for “waxing virgins”—one that makes you shed a tear or two, or downright sob like a baby in a dirty diaper. I suggest you find yourself a professional who knows what she’s doing and if you happen to find a well-trained Esthetician whose skills greatly reduce your discomfort, cling onto her!

For those who want to try waxing at home, I recommend taking a hot shower beforehand just to soften the hairs, open up the pores and in turn, reduce the amount of pain you’ll experience. You can also place a bottle of body lotion in the fridge and slather the chilled cream onto your skin immediately after to calm and soothe the areas you’ve just waxed. Don’t forget to exfoliate regularly to remove dead-skin buildup that could lead to ingrown hairs.

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Smokey Eye Makeup Video Tutorial – Summer Night Out

11 Aug

Hello Beauty Goddesses!!! Here’s the first of many video tutorials that I’ll be posting on my blog and Youtube page. I was a little nervous at first, but once I got rolling with the tutorial everything went pretty smoothly.

I wanted to do a smokey eye look for the summer since I get so many questions about this look. I’ve found that mastering one smokey eye look that you like is a great start to getting more adventurous. Give this one a try and tell me how it goes!!!