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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Falling for Pumpkin Products

Now that it's officially fall and getting closer to Halloween, we've got pumpkin on our minds!  Pumpkin isn't just for recipes or decorations, it provides great skincare benefits too!

Some of these benefits include:

  • Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients
  • Contains natural enzymes that break down and remove dead skin cells
  • Aids in exfoliation and deep cleansing

If you're noticing increased oil, pigmentation, uneven skin tone or texture, just add a pumpkin product to your routine!

For a good, deep clean feeling, especially for combination skin, Bioelements Flash Foam Cleanser instantly dissolves makeup and dead skin cells.  It provides gentle exfoliation and an awesome foaming lather, not to mention, it smells incredible!

Are you an exfoliant junkie like me?  Get your hands on glotherapeutics Pumpkin Enzyme Scrub!  This client favorite utilizes a combination of natural exfoliants (pumpkin enzymes, rice extract, date seeds) to give you instantly smoother and softer skin.  It makes for a great gift this time of year!

For a truly pampering at-home spa treatment, your pumpkin product is Sircuit Skin Youth Accelerator Pumpkin Enzyme Peel.  Its all natural, potent anti-aging ingredients will not only rid your skin of dead skin cells, but also minimize sun damage, wrinkles, blackheads and blemishes.  Since a little goes a long way, this treatment can be your little secret all year round!

Don't forget to pamper your body too!  For new and expecting moms (or anyone really!), your body will love Mama Mio Megamama Super-Rich Omega Body Lotion.  Its pumpkin seed oil relieves tense muscles, normalizes oil and improves skin strength.  It's full of so many other beneficial and organic ingredients that your skin will love as it goes through its 9 month stretch!  (Also makes a great gift!)

What are your favorite pumpkin products, recipes or crafts?  Share them with us on Pinterest with #beautystoredepot

Until next time...stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Classy Effects for Your Specks: Makeup Tips for Glasses

Applying and wearing the correct type of makeup is hard enough, but if you are a fellow glasses wearer, now that's a whole other story! It is hard to achieve the perfect makeup look when you have an object going right over the center of your face. With our special tips, you can achieve a comfortable and classy look with your specks!


Powder

Does your makeup always manage to make its way to the under side of your glasses? When you use liquid or cream base it sticks to the bottom side of your glasses and can create a line of make up build-up on your nose. The best type of base for glasses wearers out there is mineral or powder foundation to give you flawless, smooth skin.
Dermablend Intense Powder Camo



Dermablend Intense Powder Camo, with its high level of pigments and ultra-plush powder formulation, goes beyond coverage to camouflage for natural looking, flawless skin!




Curl

Do your eyelashes rub against your glasses? If you are having trouble with your eyelashes getting in the way, you need to curl your lashes and use a volumizing (**NOT lengthening**) mascara. Volumizing mascara will thicken them up and they will curl better and stay longer.  Also, thick eyelashes look great with almost any style of glasses and will help frame your eyes along with your eye liner.



gloMinerals gloVolumizing Mascara utilizes natural fibers and an expertly designed brush to add volume and separate lashes.  It's also clump and flake free!
 




Liner

Do your eyes seem to get lost behind your glasses? You need to line your eyes with soft liner on bottom and a bit thicker on top. Also, you can add a tad bit of white on the inner corner of your eye to help brighten the eye area and give the contour a little pop.



Colorescience Pro Eye PencilColorescience Pro Eye Pencil, is enriched with moisturizing plant extracts, features a soft tip and smooth texture that glides along your lid without pulling. High pigment adds major definition and contour to your lash line.



Pop

When wearing glasses, your lips are the prefect place to have some fun! If you want to add a pop of color, this is where you can rock it. You take the traditional pop of the eye shade and move it down to the lips. This maybe a little scary for some, but bring out your pop. Every one has a little sassy in them, somewhere!


Pur Minerals Chateau Kisses Plumping Lip Gloss hydrates and plumps lips, and even reverses the signs of aging.  The luscious formula is never sticky or tacky, and comes in all the perfect shades of POP!



Have any makeup questions for Elizabeth?  Feel free to ask in the comments section!

Until next time... stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Spotlight on: Dermablend

Many of our products make us all oooh and aaah, but we are especially excited to now carry Dermablend!  If you haven't heard of this amazing makeup line, let us introduce you!

Brief Background:
  • Created in 1981 by an American dermatologist
  • Allergy tested, non-comedogenic, non-acnegenic, fragrance free
  • Water-resistant, smudge-resistant and offers up to 16 hours of wear when combined with Setting Powder!

AMAZING Before & Afters:
Dermablend Before & After


Products we can't wait to try:
...ALL OF THEM!

The Dermablend Cover Creme SPF 30 has really caught our eyes.  The fact that it features a high UV protection of SPF 30 is amazing.  Combine that with the creamy, full coverage formula that covers any discoloration or imperfection, and it sounds like a dream come true!  If you've been searching for the product to cover up your pigmentation concerns, rosacea, burns, post-op bruising or scars without caking on heavy foundation - you gotta try this!

If you're looking for that must-have concealer, check out Dermablend Quick-Fix Concealer SPF 30.  It has the same great SPF strength and full coverage plus it blends really well so you can camouflage those undereye circles, blemishes or freckles without emphasizing pores or wrinkles.

You gotta check out:

Most makeup lines usually offer different foundation formulas, some powder and concealers...but what about body makeup?  Dermablend offers the Leg and Body Cover SPF 15 and the Quick-Fix Body.  Both offer coverage of tattoos, varicose veins, spider veins, stretch marks, scars and more!  Choose the Leg and Body Cover if you need to conceal large areas of the body or the Quick-Fix Body for smaller areas.

Need help color-matching or figuring out if Dermablend can help conceal your concerns?  Let us know or contact our Beauty Experts at beautystoredepot.com!

Until next time... stay tuned and stay beautiful!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

After Summer Hair Care Tips

Last week we discussed skincare tips to get your glow back after the summer.  If you spent a lot of time in the sun or slacked off on your hair care routine over the summer, chances are you're left with dry, dull hair.  Follow our tips to replenish hair with moisture and shine.
After Summer Hair Care Tips

First things first...when is the last time you got a haircut?  If you can't remember and your split ends are out of control, then it's time to book an appointment!  While you're there, ask your stylist about a deep conditioning treatment.  If you have color treated hair, you may want to think about darkening the color for fall or getting a gloss treatment to restore shine.

Add moisture:
  • If your hair is super dry, you may want to switch over to a moisturizing shampoo and a deeper moisturizing conditioner until you see improvement.  When applying conditioner, focus on mid-shaft to the ends.  Your roots already get moisture from your natural oils.
  • A hair mask, like Alfaparf Semi Di Lino Reconstruction Reparative Mask, provides intense moisture to rebuild and strengthen hair.
  • Another option is a hair oil or serum.  The key is to find something that won't weigh your hair down but still provides enough nourishment.  For ultra dry hair, we recommend Phyto Subtil Elixir Intense Nutrition Shine Oil.  When used before shampooing your hair, this weekly treatment restores shine and softness.  A great lightweight treatment for all hair types is Rock Your Hair Moringa Dry Oil Mist.  Apply it to damp or dry hair to repair split ends, restore shine and smooth your hair.

Treat with care:
  • Besides dry ends, my main hair issue right now is the forever-long process of brushing!  Cut down on brush time, making it easier on you AND your hair, with a detangler.  Phyto PhytoSpecific Integral Hydrating Mist is a great multi-tasker that detangles, protects against heat damage and preps hair for styling.  Pair that with the goKnots Detangle Brush and you're sure to cut down on your getting ready time and ease a little stress. :)
  • Ease up on the heat.  Rinse your hair with cool water to seal the cuticle, helping hair look healthier.  Watch the heat dial on your styling products too.  Use just enough heat to for your hair type, not the highest setting available.
Replenishing your hair after the summer is easy with moisturizing treatments, detanglers and cutting down on heat treatments.

Until next time...stay tuned and stay beautiful!
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