I am generally patient and polite to sales people, even though my personality doesn’t like being cold called or appreciate being told that “I can’t live without” something. I understand local advertisers calling me looking for more ad sales, and they aren’t pushy. Multi-level Marketing (MLM) sales people on the other hand: holy hell I just can’t handle it.
With the dark days ahead I am fighting to stay awake more so which also means I have been having restless nights. I have opted to change my nighttime baths for myself to using products that are mixed with lavender to help!
So I want to explore more into the lazy English and French fields of lavender.
The days are shorter, colder, windier and darker: what a bummer. The winter blues are starting to come about, maybe held off with the excitement of halloween but will still start effecting us.
Want to help boos your fall and winter routines? Make sure to take stock in what you have for your skin care and makeup routines.
“Are you finding that your skin is flaking more from the dryness? Shedding its cells like all the trees around you without the benefit of the beauty of the changing of the leaves?”
So next in my newest fascination of “why would you put that on your face?” I want to talk about the “Vampire Facial”.
If you were in my esthetics class at Everest college, you’d be surprised I am still conflicted on this skin care. I went on a pretty big rant when it first came out. I imagined the science behind it to be inspired by Elizabeth Bathory.
But now after really looking into the science and ideas behind the Vampire Facial it sounds like it could be a great alternative to more invasive procedures.
Somehow Placenta Facials has come up more then a few times in the past month in talking with friends and clients. My job inspires odd conversations which is great!
So why would you want to stick a placenta on your face?
The idea is that because its so clean and pure and highly packed with stem cells that it will have many benefits. It is associated with many different cultural practices and also is apart of a new esthetics trend called “live cell therapy”.
In memory of my beloved Grandmother(who passed away 3 years ago) I would like to do a whole post about rose oil.
My Grandi loved roses, growing them, and their smell. Her perfumes were rose based and every beauty product that she could get in rose scent she would.
“I have these hard little bumps on the palms of my hands, I get them on my feet too. They aren’t contagious, the Doctor told me what they were once but I can’t remember.” – M
It is a very hard word to pronounce: Pompholyx / Dyshidrosis
“When they blisters aren’t as hard and dry and the surrounding skin is plump and moisturized it helps keep the itch away.”
“Going green at the salon” used to be words that my Mum would roll her eyes at: because it meant that I was dying my hair another weird colour. But that isn’t what it means anymore!
The Green movement is picking up in Thunder Bay and the trend is becoming a business savy way in one of the most waste producing business: Hair Salons.
- we do our weekly recycling, even if its just our empties because we can get money back
- we use energy efficient appliances
- when buying a new phone, laptop, tablet, etc we pay the electronic recylicng fee
- we turn down our heat or air conditioning
- use the hydro off and peak times chart to do our laundry + using only cold water
- some of us compost for our gardens
- use LED light bulbs (which you can get great coupons for online now as a incentive program)
- walk, roll, bike to work or school / using public transport
- bring your own bags or ask for paper bags instead at the store
I know we all know the main use for talcum powder aka baby powder : to keep wet/sweaty areas dry. But googling quickly can get scary, what is it made up of and how did it become such a common house hold beauty product?
Glycolic Acid is known for exfoliating skin, improving texture and revealing a fresh, smooth, more youthful complexion.
But aren’t products with Glycolic acid only to be used by dermatologists and highly trained estheticians? Don’t they just acid burn off your face and if you mess up you will look like two-face?
No and yes… it all depends on the percentage and pH levels of the glycolic acid in your products and who is using the products. And don’t worry this kind of acid isn’t the same kind from Batman.
Read more to find out what you should be using and how it can benefit your skin…