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Spa Facial at home
Spa Facial at home
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010

The number one DYI service that can really compete with a high end spa treatment is a deep facial moisture wrap.  This is a treatment that exfoliates the epidermis gently, dissolves visible debris like black heads and white heads while intensely moisturizing and providing a natural glow. 

This DIY treatment can be achieved by using simple ingredients like oatmeal (gentle exfoliate) mixed with honey (a natural skin antibiotic) massage the mixture into the skin with your forefingers.  If you can, safely use a vaporizer or pot of boiling water with a towel holding in the steam for 3 minutes. This will open up the pores just like at a traditional spa and soften the debris in the skin so it can easily be massaged out.  You would then rinse with warm water to obtain a glow. You can then paint on a combination of Greek yogurt and buttermilk onto the surface of the skin.  Both of these ingredients have high concentrations on lactic acid (gentle yet as effective as glycolic acid at low levels to smooth out the skin) and the viscosity of the Greek yogurt will allow it to adhere to the skin better.  Let that macerate on the skin for 10 to 15 minutes. 

You can't forget those tired eyes! Pack two new coffee filter cups with freshly brewed coffee grounds on eyes and it will help the puffiness around the entire eye area to look well rested.  You can then gently rinse with warm water again.  Then to finish out the facial and hydrate the skin at the same time, break open 5 liquid gel vitamin E capsules and combine them with aloe Vera gel (this combo won't make you break out).  Massage the mixture gently into skin and poof...a professional DYI facial in your own home.  If you want extra hydration, add a pearl size amount of your favorite day or night moisturizer.

For over a decade, Scott-Vincent has been a renowned innovator in the beauty category and has worked on such esteemed brands such as Hard Candy Cosmetics, Johnson & Johnson®, P&G/Wella-Sebastian, Shiseido/Joico, and Dr. Murad. Scott-Vincent helped found E.L.F. Cosmetics with the idea that quality color cosmetics shouldn’t be limited to high-end department stores. Aside from contributing to the monthly blogs, he oversees new product development and leads the brand with head-turning innovation. He founded BORBA, and continues to use his creative thinking to push the envelopes of skin care as we know it. 

 


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Want to Recover From Crying Eyes?
Want to Recover From Crying Eyes?
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2010

Have you ever had a cry fest and now your eyes are suffering? No worries combat those puffy eyes with a few little pick me up tricks! 
-To treat puffy eyes take an ibuprofen (Advil) right away as it reduces swelling and it will help with any headache that you probably got from all the sobbing.  You can also try crushing an Advil in some milk and then soak cucumbers in it. Take the cold cucumbers and then apply them to your eyes for about 5 minutes.
-To treat redness around the nose and mouth try a drop of Visine and rub in, this will help to constrict the blood vessels.
-To disguise the discoloration around the eye, use a light concealer and blend in. You can also apply a pearl eyeliner in the inner corner of the eye to help make them look more awakened.
-To help your eyes from looking droopy, apply mascara on the bottom lashes and curl your top lashes, avoid putting dark mascara on your top lashes, opt for a clear or a light brown to make your eyes look natural and not to dramatic as this can draw too much attention to them
-To minimize red lips apply a nude lipstick and apply gloss over or try applying a little concealer to your lips prior to lip color
Here’s a couple tips from our e.l.f. fans:
-belles_boutique @askelf- Visine eye drops are a must followed by tea bags soaked in ice water for 5 mins on each eye to reduce puffiness of the eye area
-look up! look up if you feel like you might cry... it works, not sure why or how, but it does. If it happens and you end up crying... i always take a cool wet paper towel (@work) or a real hand towel (@home) and apply it to take out the heat and redness and then use some quick red reducing eye drops.-Shannon K
 
And don’t forget it’s ok to grab some tissues and shed a tear but try to then hug it out and smile! What do you do to combat against crying eyes?  :)

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So What if I go to Bed with Mascara On?
So What if I go to Bed with Mascara On?
THURSDAY, JANUARY 07, 2010

We all spend a ton of time on e.l.f. and other sites pouring over the perfect makeup. We all want to look glam and I’m no exception. I’ll do ANYTHING to diminish lines, cover dark circles, make my eyes pop and give my cheek that girlish glow. Even if prep time takes a little longer than it used to, I’m happy to say that most times I’m still at least ‘satisfied’ with the results- especially with the help of  e.l.f. studio line brushes.  They are fab at making any application top notch!  At the end of the night, though, I’m not quite as good as I used to be at takin’ out the old cold cream, toners and cleansers and taking off the layers. Who cares? I’m just ploppin’ into bed. I’ll deal with the damage in the morning. C’mon ladies. You know what I’m talking about!  Over at GALTime.com, we wondered,  is it a big deal to stay dolled up when you dream? We asked a top dermatologist from New York City. Here’s her expert advice.
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Charlene Bert and Susan Krivelow are co-founders of GALTime.com. They are both broadcast journalists with two decades of experience in television news both at the local level as well as national news syndication. GALTime.com is their passion. Their goal: to combine magazine-quality content with a comprehensive empowering community for women where members can stay savvy, informed, and connected. In addition, Susan and Charlene both work with NewsProNet, a leading syndicator of news content both on-air and online. Susan is the Executive Vice President and Charlene is the Vice President of News.

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