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Hide My Gray!

Not exactly what you hoped you had in common with Kate!

You go to the hairdresser and spend good money on getting your hair colored only to have your grays peak out in less than 2 weeks.  You think, did my color not take? Did my hair really grow that fast? Am I getting grayer thinking about this problem? The answer is probably a combination of all three.

Here are 4 products that will completely mask those nasty gray hairs between color services.

1)      Gray Disappear – mascara type hair color applicator http://www.beautycarechoices.com/gray-disappear

2)      Mimic – pressed powder colored coverage http://www.beautycarechoices.com/mimiccolor/mimic-hair-color-make-up

3)      My Secret – spray on color http://www.beautycarechoices.com/my-secret/my-secret-corrective-root-touch-up-spray-2oz

4)      Jonathan Awake Root Touch up – loose powder in brush applicator http://www.beautycarechoices.com/jonathan-product/awake-color-root-touch-up-014oz

These products will help with gray blending to extend your color service even longer!

5)      Goldwell Soft Color – color depositing foam http://www.beautycarechoices.com/goldwell/colorance-soft-color-42oz

6)      Tressa Watercolors – color depositing shampoo http://www.beautycarechoices.com/tressa

7)      Pure Blends – color depositing shampoo http://www.beautycarechoices.com/pure-blends

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Amazing Face Wash and Hydration Mist -Summer Must Have

Malibu C has wonderful hair products but did you know they also have skincare! The Purifi Pure Blend Facial Cleanser is sulfate-free, paraben-free, and gluten free and its vegan! It removes make-up easily and smells amazing! I have access to hundreds of thousands of beauty products as owner of Beauty Care Choices. My reviews are honest, based off of my using the products at home and in my salon. If I suggest you try it… that means it has really impressed me!

After cleansing, I tried the B5 by Malibu C. This is a face and Body hydration mist. It is now my new best friend. We travel everywhere together and it is always my poolside pal. I love this so much more than lotion. It makes my skin feel so good. It wakes me up in the afternoons when I start feeling sleepy. It is loaded with good vitamins and is also free of sulfates, parabens, and gluten.

If you have not tried Malibu C skin care, you should. It will be one of your favorites!

Shop Malibu C products at www.beautycarechoices.com/Malibu-C

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Lift Your Star Style! See what’s hot for beauty this month in the press.

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Wonderful Glorious Spring - New 2014 Colors

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It’s just around the corner and after the harsh winter, as you watch the miracle of reblooming life, add a little life and color to your life too with new spring make-up and nail color! Lift your spirits and feel the warmth of the sun.

Feel the glow with bright orange lipstick. It was on every runway during Fashion Week 2014 include Donna Karan, Nanette Lepone and Christian Siriano. Mirabella’s Missed Opportunity is just the right bright to try. Long wearing and a superior blend moisturizers in a paraben and lead free formula makes them good for the lips too!

Blue eyeshadow…again. You may hear no, but 2014 trend setters will be wearing a solid blue from lash line to crease. Start with Bodyography’s Pure Pigment Eyeshadow in Bondi Blue. It can be used either wet or dry so it is perfect for the look. After drawing the line using the product wet, gently pat the blue powder on the lids to just above the crease to create a disco-like look.

The perennial cat-eyes are back again this spring. Tigi Cosmetics Perfect Eyeliner will let you achieve the look with minimal effort. Here are the steps:

  • Step 1: Start from the inner corner of your eye and draw a line to the outer corner.
  • Step 2: Create the wing by drawing a line starting from the last last outwards. You decide on the length and angle.
  • Step 3: Draw a line from the tip of your wing back to your upper lash line. This will create an empty triangle.
  • Step 4: Color in the triangle. Make your eyeliner thicker by drawing a bigger triangle. Make it subtle with a smaller triangle.

Tip: A thin cotton swab dipped in makeup remover is the key to getting a clean line.

Time to update the nails. All white nails with precision details, crisp stripes, and sexy metalics are hot! Be sure to start with a good base coat to insure a long lasting, chip resistant look. Apply an all white or barely white polish to your nails. Zoya’s Purity is perfect. Once dry, add your detail…swarovski elements crystals or a band of sterling silver are hot right now. Apply your elements with a dab of top coat (not glue) to adhere them. Use a nail color pen and add a distinctive color tip, with a thin line of a contrasting color right below the tip color. Try white nails, with black tips and a thin neon yellow line.

Metalics are a must for spring. Try the bright shimmer of silver with Zoya’s Trixie, the shinny coppery Penny or the multi-dimesional yellow gold of Goldie. Beauty Care Choices has over 300 Zoya Polish shades. Best of all, they do not contain formaldephyde, tuluene or DBP.

Make life easy on yourself. Finish your polish with Zoya Fast Drops. Use the dropper to apply and put an ends to long drying times and polish bubbles. This fantasic product dries all layers of polish from topcoat to casecoat in just 5 to 10 minutes!

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Add some temporary COLOR to your hair

Temporary Hair Colors are fun and easy. Today, there are so many options available to add spark, interest and/or glamour to your style. Whether you want bright neon or subtle highlights, you can apply these temporary colors yourself and they will last until your next shampoo. Choose the right color and method of application for you. We’ll give you tips you need to make it effortless.

The color generally will only last one shampoo; however, if the hair is more porous, such as color-treated blonde hair, it can last a couple shampoos. You can use a clarifying shampoo, such as Moroccanoil Clarifying Shampoo or Joico’s K-Pak Clarifying Shampoo, to remove the color more quickly.

COLOR SPRAYS

  • Start with washed and dried hair. Style the hair as you wish.
  • Wear a clean towel and hold the bottle about 12 to 18 inches from the strands you want to coat.
  • Isolate the hair you want to colour and shake the can well and spray hair. Hold the can further away if you want to coat the entire head. It can be easy to overdo colour, so don’t over spray. Try to apply in very short bursts; it’s always easier to add more product than to remove it later. Have a friend spray hard to reach areas.
  • To create streaky effect, take an old, but tight fitting plastic shower cap and poke small holes into it, where you want to colour your head. Section out your hair into the holes, piece by piece and spray each chunk separately. After colour dries, touch up the top roots or any other areas you might have missed.
  • A good color spray: Touch Up Color Spray by JKS International.

COLOR CHALK

  • Prep your hair. Make sure to wet the hair first so the color will attach to it. However if you’re blonde, do not wet the hair before chalking unless you want the color to stay in longer.
  • Apply the chalk to the strand of hair in a downward motion, twist the hair as you chalk. You can try for a fun ombre look, or just do a couple strands.
  • Let it dry. You can blow-dry your hair, but we recommend air drying so that you don’t blow off the chalk.
  • Seal the color in with a flat iron or a curling iron to add waves. Apply hair spray as a final step.
  • A good chair chalk with vivid colors: Babe Hair Chalk.

COLOR WAX

  • Recommend you wear gloves with application. Wax gels are water based and comes with an applicator bush.
  • Squeeze a small amount of wax onto finger tip and run application brush through product.
  • Apply to hair using narrow or wide strokes, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Let dry.
  • A good color gel wax: Tribal Pigments by ELC Dao of Hair or Zach’s Wax.
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Applying Make-up that says “Trust Me”

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Psychological studies have shown that people have a preconceived image of persons they trust.  As with all stereotypes, there is never a sound basis, but the image may persist.  Trust is a big part of making a connection with another person, so if you have a big presentation or a job interview, you might want to try a few of these tips. 

Brunettes are more automatically trusted than blondes.  While no one is going to change their hair color for a single presentation, keeping your blonde hair in a clean, simple style will help minimize the impression.

Complexion should be warm and bright.  Both soft eyebrows and lack of facial hair contribute to the “trust me” first impression. 

  • To soften eyebrows: 
    • Brush upward and outward using a brow brush. 
    • Wash with soap and warm water using a soft cloth.  Rinse and blot.
    • Add a dab of hair conditioner to each brow, rub in and leave on for a minute.
    • Remove conditioner an rinse.
  • To brighten your complexion
    • Use a concealer to lighten dark spots.  If you’ve never use one before, Youngblood’s Ultimate Concealer is a good one that comes in many mineral shades.
    • Use spring tones of peach, coral or pink on your cheeks.
    • Sweep a shiny lip gloss in the same summery hue across your lips.

Eyes that are wide-set inpire trust.  If your eyes are set closer together, you can create the illusion of wide-set eyes by keeping the inside corners of your eyes light and the outside corners dark.

  • Apply concealer one shade lighter than you skin in the inside corner of you eyes.  Don’t forget the shadow areas on the side of your nose.  Blend well.
  • Use a matte eyeshadow in a medium-dark shade outward and slightly upward from the middle of you lip to the outer of your eye.
  • Apply eyeliner from just slightly in the from corner of the eye and extend just slightly past the outside corner.

Lips that are thin with a slight upward smile convey trust.  If you have large full lips, you can play them down by applying foundation all over your lips, then using a lip liner. Apply on the inside of your lip line and fill in with a soft color.

A softer jawline conveys reliability.  Apply soft blush along the cheekbones and on the apples of the cheeks and highlighter along the top edge of the applied blush on the cheekbones.  It will take attention from the jaw.

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Yikes! My Hair is Falling Out!

Don’t Panic…Check your medications.

Normal hair sheds about 100,000 hairs in four years or about 500 a week. When shedding rate is faster than replacement rate it results in thinner hair. Faster shedding during spring and autumn is normal for up to six weeks. For anyone to notice hair loss, you would have to lose about 15% of your hair.

Never stop taking your medication because of hair loss or avoid taking it because you are concerned about hair loss. Discuss the problem with your doctor. There are, however, some steps you can take to help your body resist hair loss when using medication.

MEDICATIONS

Aspirin can lower hemoglobin levels which results in a mild anemia. Iron is essential for hair growth and a deficiency may cause thinning or shedding hair. Your doctor may suggest iron supplements. You should include more iron rich foods, such as spinach or lean red meat, in your diet.

Thyroid drugs can result in hair loss or hair being brittle, dry and dull. When you have a hyperactive thyroid, the reproduction of hair follicle cells speeds up and hair falls out faster than they can be replaced. If you have hypothyroid, hair does not grow back as quickly leaving thinning patches. Your doctor may need to adjust your medication. You need to be sure to discuss the problem with the doctor when you first notice the problem. You can also use shampoos, conditioners and other hair products that work to add volume and luster to your hair.

Hormone Replacement Therapy drugs and Contraceptive Drugs are androgenic, meaning they contain male hormones. This can lessen hair growth. Natural microscopic shrinking of hair follicles occurs naturally as we age. This results in smaller hair. You and your doctor can decide if a drug that is anti-androgen would be an effective right choice for you.

Cholesterol inhibitors may be the thinning hair culprit in about 1% of cases. It’s the same for anti-depressants. If taken regularly for over three months, anti-inflammatory painkillers can also cause hair thinning in about 3% of cases. Again, discuss it with you doctor. Do not stop the medication.

Psoriasis Drugs may slow down the product of new skin cells but may have the side effect of changing the hair color or making it curly. The reasons are unclear, but it is thought the drugs interfere with the structure of the hair’s root. Hair returns to its normal state when treatment ended.

Acne medications containing retinoid, which is derived from vitamin A, may cause hair loss. Vitamin A protects hair follicles, but too much may temporarily shut down the follicle. They affect the cells that produce keratin so can cause changes in density, appearance and color. In all cases these changes were temporary and hair returned to normal within a few months once treatment ended.

Antibiotics reduce hemoglobin and can lower vitamin B levels that make hair fall out faster. You can take a vitamin B supplement while you are on the antibiotics. Remember, the illness you’re being treated for may also be the culprit so discuss it with your doctor.

VITAMINS

Vitamin A is essential for healthy hair. However, taking more than 10,000 IU’s a day can make your hair fall out as it increases cell reproduction in hair follicles. This means they reach the end of their growth phase faster. You should lower your dosage.

Vitamin C can be over-used. Many people take large doses of vitamin C, especially when fighting a cold. Although the body may flush out excess Vitamin C, there are side effects. Vitamin C affects skin cell reproduction and increases the levels of pityrosporon ovale yeasts which cause flaky, inflamed scalps. You need to reduce your dosage.

Vitamin E used to excess can lower the absorption of iron in the body. Brittle, thinning hair results when your body does not have enough iron. Taking both vitamin E and iron counteract. If you are taking both, take one in the morning and the other in the evening.

HAIR CARE

Using a shampoo, conditioner and styling products designed for fine or thinning hair will help keep your hair at its possible best while taking a medication that is causing hair problems. A couple of favorites worth mentioning are Alterna’s Caviar Brand Line and L’Anza Healing Nourish. Both help extend hair growth cycle and prevent hair breakage.