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Trend alert! Blue eye makeup is a must-try this spring. We saw it all over the runways last fall, and the statement look has picked up steam with models, celebrities and trendsetters ever since.
The thing is, blue eye makeup, especially blue eye shadow, can be a little intimidating. It’s much brighter than our go-to blacks, browns and tans, and we all remember the early 90s when blue eye shadow went oh-so-wrong.
Fear not, beauties! Blue eye makeup isn’t always gaudy or kitschy; if done right, you can create extremely sophisticated and (dare I say) work-appropriate looks. We promise, after reading these tips, you’ll understand why we say this trend isn’t just for models and celebrities, real women can wear blue too!
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Blue Eye Makeup for Day
Our daytime or work makeup is fairly standard. Neutral eye shadow, black or brown eyeliner and mascara and a soft lip. When we want to add a pop of color, we normally trade our pink lipstick for a bold red or sultry wine-hue. Lately, we’ve decided to mix it up and keep the focus on our eyes. The easiest way to do so is by applying Midnight Blue Eye Pencil to our lower lash line. Pair this look with shimmery brown or gold eye shadow and a nude lip.
Pro Tip: If you want to make your liner a little brighter, trade your eye pencil for Magic PurePressed Eye Shadow and an Angle Definer Brush. First, wet the brush using D2O Hydration Spray, then dip it in the eye shadow to turn the powder into a long lasting cream eyeliner.
Blue Eye Makeup For Night
One thing we love about going out on the weekends is that anything goes on the makeup front. So, if you’re hesitant to try out the blue trend during the day, then try this midnight smokey eye look the next time you go on a romantic dinner or have happy hour drinks with your girls. The key to creating this sultry eye makeup is toning down the Blue Hour PurePressed Eye Shadow with Ebony PurePressed Eye Shadow in the outer corner and the crease of your eye.
Pro Tip: Keep the eye liner in place by lining your lower lid with Midnight Blue Eye Pencil, then layering Blue Hour eye shadow on top.
Practice Makes Perfect
Have you tried the blue eye makeup trend yet? Share your best blue-eyed look with us on Instagram, tagging @janeiredale and #BeautyWithBrilliance.
Using Cannabis For Psoriasis Relief
Psoriasis is a painful, itchy and burdensome skin condition affecting 7.5 million Americans today. Up to 40 percent of people with psoriasis experience joint inflammation that produces symptoms of arthritis. This condition is called psoriatic arthritis.
There is no cure for psoriasis. Usually when someone is diagnosed with psoriasis they are treated with a pharmaceutical based cream from their doctor with the warning that the condition can come back at any time and relief is temporary. Or in more severe cases, conventional pharmaceutical drugs used to treat psoriasis are typically systemic immuno-regulating agents that involve many side effects such as fever, diarrhea, liver dysfunction, and increased chance of infection.
Because psoriasis is caused by problems with the immune system, cannabis is an especially effective treatment. The cannabinoids in cannabis respond to CB1 and CB2 receptors located in the endocannabinoid system of the human body and are concentrated in the brain/central nervous system and the immune system.
Cannabis infused topicals are able to treat numerous skin conditions including psoriasis. Cannabis, specifically cannabidiol (CBD) effectively deals with the significant cause of this skin condition while avoiding the negative side effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Furthermore, CBD based topicals do not produce a psychoactive effect and are safe to use.
A study conducted in 2007 and published in the Journal of Dermatological Science determined that cannabinoids help prevent the buildup of dead skin cells and other symptoms of psoriasis. Concluded the researchers: “Our results show that cannabinoids inhibit keratinocyte proliferation, and therefore support a potential role for cannabinoids in the treatment of psoriasis.”
A Satisfied Cannaisseur Brands Customer
Over the course of three months, a Cannaisseur customer began using Aryn’s Essentials Massage Oil on her legs that have been plagued with psoriasis for decades. She became used to wearing pants 12 months out of the year because of the unsightly scaly patches. As you can see from the photos submitted, her psoriasis dramatically improved with just a few drops of the Aryn’s Essentials oil used daily over the course of a few months. Needless to say, CBD infused topicals provide bonafide therapy and relief for psoriasis patients. For more information on Aryn’s Essentials products, please visit www.cannaisseurbrands.com.
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Relationships come & go but your skin is with you forever. Show your skin some love & give yourself the special devotion you deserve! While this month is all about showing how much you love others…don’t forget about loving yourself too!
For the LOVE of your skin!
Your skincare routine is a sacred time to be at one with yourself & devote to self-loving moments. Implement these two ritualistic experiences a few times a week to indulge during your me time.
2-Step Face Ritual
Step 1 | Hydrating Mineral Mask
enhanced with restorative mineral complexes
A creamy mineral complex mask designed to restore the skin’s vitality and moisture levels. This versatile mask provides a necessary protective barrier, leaving the skin soft and supple from head to toe.
Apply after your cleansing & exfoliating step. Leave on 10 -15 minutes, then remove with warm water.
Step 2 | Bulgarian Rose Otto
enhanced with pure Bulgarian Rose Oil
A fine blend of exquisite moisturizing oils designed to richly hydrate the skin, providing a resilient, luminous glow. This product may also be used as a spot treatment around the mouth and eye area, or mixed with your daily moisturizer as a moisture ‘boost’.
Apply Bulgarian Rose Otto generously as your decadent moisturizing treatment following the Hydrating Mineral Mask to leave your skin with a radiant glow.
Step 1 | Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish
enhanced with pure Tangerine Oil
Renew your skin with this uplifting citrus scrub that gently exfoliates the body using softly honed walnut shells and apricot kernels to refresh your skin and spirit.
Polish away dull skin with Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish as a prep-step prior to drenching your skin in luxury with Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil.
Step 2 | Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil
energetically infused with the attracting vibrations of Rose Quartz
Rich & supple, yet lightweight, this deeply moisturizing oil awakens romantic devotion while restoring a sense of peaceful splendor. Energetically infused with the attracting vibrations of rose quartz crystals, tender white jasmine and deep pink pepper and vanilla, fuse with spirited red mandarin, inciting unconditional love, joy & light without limitation.
Following your prep-step with Sweet Mandarin Walnut Body Polish, replenish the skin while illuminating your ageless brilliance & drench in luxury with Amour Universél Exquisite Body Oil as your finale. TIP: A healthy alternative to perfume, this fine body oil is hand-crafted to also assist with nourishing devitalized spirit.
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Aesthetic/Cosmetic Lasers Market worth USD 1,132.7 million by 2021: Top Companies, Trends and Growth Factors Details for Business Development
The report “Aesthetic/Cosmetic Lasers Market By Type (Standalone (Co2, ER:YAG, Diode, ND:YAG, Alexandrite, Pulsed-Dye), Multiplatform), Application (Acne, Scars, Tattoo Removal, Varicose Veins), End User (Hospitals, Medical Spa, Private Clinics) – Forecasts To 2021” analyzes and studies the Key market drivers, opportunities, Trends, Regional Outlook, Market Segmentation and challenges in the developing nations.
The global Aesthetic/Cosmetic Lasers Market is anticipated to extent USD 1,132.7 million by 2021 from USD 697.6 million in 2016, growing at a CAGR of 10.2% during the forecast period.
www.tennessean.com – The Nashville area’s second The Woodhouse Day Spa will open by this summer at the Aertson Midtown mixed-use development that’s nearing completion at 21st and Broadway near Vanderbilt University’s campus.
Planned next to the new boutique Kimpton Aerston Hotel, the more than 4,000-square-foot luxury spa will feature more than 70 spa services and a wellness sanctuary. It will also include 10 treatment rooms, a hydro therapy room and a retail lobby.
The Nashville area’s first Woodhouse Day Spa opened in 2008 in Franklin.
“Following great success at our Franklin location, we look forward to filling the evident void in this market,” said Calina Burns, regional director for Tennessee and franchise owner of The Woodhouse Day Spa in Franklin and Chattanooga.
A glass of champagne is a nice treat to help your clients relax, but it can also cause problems. Here’s what you should consider before serving your customers!
Is It Legal?
Beginning in 2017, California now exempts salons and spas from obtaining state liquor licenses before serving alcohol to their customers. This means you can serve complimentary beer or wine to customers over the age of 21 during business hours, as long as you don’t charge extra for the drinks. For more information and requirements, you can view the new law HERE.
For salons and spas outside of California, the legality of serving alcohol to your customers can get a bit murky. Some state, county and city laws outright ban offering alcohol to your customers, while others may require that you obtain a liquor license first. So before offering your clients any bubbly, make sure to check with your state and local licensing authorities. To find out more, NAILS Magazine has compiled a list of government offices and telephone numbers for each state, which you can view by clicking HERE.
Should Your Salon or Spa Serve Alcohol?
Once you determine whether you CAN serve alcohol to your clients, you need to determine whether you SHOULD serve alcohol to your clients by considering pros and cons like the following:
-Offering Perks: With intense competition, clients are being wooed by special perks and freebies that offer more bang for their buck. Offering a complimentary glass of champagne or sangria could set you apart from your competitors.
-Relaxed Clients: Serving alcohol can provide a relaxing ambiance where people can unwind and relax, making for an inviting environment at your salon or spa. Better yet, research shows that clients who drink are likely to spend more money on products, services and even tips!
-Loyalty: Studies show that clients are more loyal to service providers with whom they have made a personal connection. With complimentary alcohol, clients are more likely to engage in conversation and relay personal stories to your stylists. This creates bonds that may increase the client’s loyalty to your business.
-Wellness: For years, many spas have been trending towards health and wellness, focusing on toxin removal and revitalization services. Serving alcohol at these spas would not only be counterintuitive, but you could also lose legitimacy as an expert in your field and alienate your clients.
-Kids: Alcohol and children don’t mix. If your salon or spa has a kid friendly policy, you may want to think twice about serving your customers.
-Liability: It’s not fun to talk about accidents and lawsuits, but alcohol can increase your risk of slip and falls, over-served/drunk-driving clients, etc. Your insurance rates may also be affected by your decision to serve alcohol to your customers.
Before You Serve:
-Have a discussion with your insurance agent about alcohol liability.
-Develop an alcohol training program with your staff and have a policy in place about serving customers.
-Set up a formal system to track distribution of your alcohol and keep tight inventory controls.
-If your business is in an area with confusing alcohol laws/regulations, try to get your approval in writing to avoid misunderstandings.
-Be prepared for a background check if you need to apply for a liquor license.
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