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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Osmosis "Shimmer Me" Holiday Gift Set




Your Osmosis Holistic Holiday Survival Kit


'Tis the season for late nights, libations, and loads of sweet treats! We love all of the festivities this time of year brings, but it can tend to overwhelm our schedules as well as our health and wellness habits. Osmosis Holiday Kits are the perfect tools to pamper your skin, internal wellness, and makeup looks so you can stay holly jolly all season long without skipping a beat!
Loaded with glamorous Mineral Makeup from Osmosis, you can spice up your look for any event while feeding your skin with vitamins and nutrients! Boost your confidence with a little extra glitz and glam. That's the spirit!

  • Contour Duo - A matte bronzer alongside a shimmering highlighter that helps define and flaunt your best features.
  • Water Colors - Hydrating loose minerals with a radiant glimmer on high pigment color that will transform your eyes. Includes: Pewter, Opal, Azure and Pink Champagne.
  • Dome Powder Brush - Perfect for color formulas of all t types.  The full rounded brush is great for a light base, blush or bronzer application.
  • Smudge Brush - Use to apply the brilliant colors of the Water Color collection across the lids. 
Combat dull winter skin with this super-star lineup of top-selling skincare products. Complete with products to plump, hydrate, smooth, and nourish, your skin will radiate a youthful glow all season long!

Whatever brings you joy this holiday season, there's a Kit to help you achieve it. Shop your Holistic Holiday Survival Kits .








Friday, October 20, 2017

Tales From Behind The Makeup Chair: Make-up Hacks - The Mascara Edition

Hack #1 

So, you have somewhere special to go – A special date, wedding, portraits, or an awesome party…you know what I mean. Or you just simply are getting ready for your daily grind. Either way, there is the occasional dreaded threat of the unintentional mascara smear. Getting rid of it quickly without having to start all over IS possible. It’s amazing so get ready….you simply wait for the mascara to dry. Once the mascara is COMPLETELY dry, you should be able to take a clean makeup brush and simply brush it or Q-tip it away! That’s it. This also works with waterproof versions of products, but may require a little more Q-tip power. Occasionally you might need to put a little more eye shadow or powder on once you’ve brushed it away, but that’s about the extent of work that needs to go into this correction. No need to start over and do massive reapplications! This trick also works with liquid eye liners.



Hack #2

You’ve finally found a mascara that is absolutely perfect (I adore the PUR Big Look Mascara as well as Revitalash Volumizing Mascara) and does everything you want it to do. Before you know it, it’s drying up well before its expiration time. Here’s something you may not realize and a possible hack to solve your problem. Every time the mascara wand is put back into the tube it brings in some air, which over time can dry your mascara out prematurely. As long as the mascara is NOT past its healthy use by time, you can add a drop or two of sterile eye saline solution to bring your mascara back to life. Voila!


Hack #3

This last mascara hack is a very old trick among many a make-up artist. If you are looking to had a bit more volume to your lashes, try applying baby powder to them - In moderation of course. After applying one layer of mascara, gently apply a slight amount of baby powder using either a Q tip or a clean eye shadow brush. I prefer the latter due to the risk of getting Q tip fibers in your eyes.  Afterwards, since your eyelashes will look pale, apply additional coats of mascara. If you aren’t a fan of using this technique there are a few wonderful mascara primers to help boost volume and length to your lashes. Not only do they help amplify your lashes, but they also help keep mascaras from flaking. I love the Revitalash Volumizing Primer, Blinc Black Eyelash Primer in Black, and Glo Skin Beauty Lash Thickener and Conditioner.
  

If you feel like your lashes are just lackluster and you would love to longer fuller lashes, I have had wonderful results with the Revitalash Advanced. I cannot speak highly enough of this product. I’ve never had lashes so long in my life. GrandeLASH is also very effective in helping eyelash growth and enhancement. 


Stay tuned for foundation and powder hacks in the next edition of “Tales From Behind the Make-Up Chair”. Until then – Happy Beautifying! 

XOXO
Jenna

Who’s Jenna anyway?? 

Jenna is a Professional Makeup Artist with over 28 years doing every kind of makeup there is for television, film, stage and print. She learned everything she knows about Makeup, Special Effects Makeup from books, the Internet, and trial and error. This self-taught makeup artist was also a competitor on Season 4 of the Syfy Channel’s Special Effects Make Up Competition, “Face Off”. Her work has been seen in many films, television shows,  magazines and stage productions. She aspires to learn something new about beauty and makeup products each and every day. Aside from her makeup jobs she also works as a customer service representative/beauty makeup expert for Beautystoredepot.com!



 





Friday, August 18, 2017

Osmosis Skincare: A Holistic Protocol for Dark Circles and Puffiness

This week's blog is courtesy of Osmosis Skincare.



Back-to-school season is upon us which means early alarm clocks, fast-paced mornings, and long, jam-packed days. We live for the hustle too, but sometimes the delicate skin under our eyes just can't keep up (we're all guilty of rocking the "indoor sunglasses" look). Luckily, we have just the tools you need to combat those dark circles and puffy eyes! Read on to discover the causes behind your "raccoon eyes" and which Osmosis products can help you can tackle mornings like a boss and go confidently without those shades all day long.

There are many more causes of dark circles and puffiness than just lack of sleep, and contrary to what you may think, excess caffeine can actually make it worse! So even though you may need multiple cups of coffee to make you feel more awake, it won't necessarily make you look as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. This common skin condition can also be caused by kidney strain, use of NSAIDs (a.k.a. aspirin, ibuprofen, etc.), anxiety, or heavy stress. So how in the world do we get rid of these pesky "bags"? Our super-simple protocol will do the trick!








Choose a Vitamin A Serum for your skin type.
Vitamin A will help firm and tighten loose or "puffy" skin and is gentle enough to use on the delicate skin around your eye. It increases nutrients, collagen production, and elasticity for overall healthier skin.










Reinforce with a specialty Eye Serum.
Refresh or Refresh PM will serve as back-up to your vitamin A, helping to firm and effectively reduce puffiness, lines, and dark circles. Refresh PM provides an intensely-moisturizing affect to help restore a healthy barrier to the skin around the eye.








Go Internal.
The next step to gaining long-term results and change with your dark circles and puffy eyes is to target the internal source. Inner Harmony helps to harmonize toxins in the organs, such as the kidneys, as well as brings balance to your overall internal functionality. Restore is another excellent tool targeting internal wellness that will repair and replace lost oxygen over time which contributes to those pesky dark circles and other signs of aging in the skin.



Pair these products with a mega increase in your water intake and watch those dark circles fade and the puff deflate! Shop your protocol HERE.


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