Archives for June 2015

June 4, 2015

Now Is The Time To Take A Fashion Risk

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As most fashion followers know, June is not only the first month of summer, but its fashion month. It’s a time for people to show up and show out. Whether going to the grocery store, dinner, or red carpet events, June is a time for the conservative and sloppy dressers of the world to throw their style inhibition to the wind and take fashion risks.

Let’s be honest, wearing the same look day in and day out is boring. The problem is, too many people are afraid of what others think about what they wear. The little voice in our head is constantly questioning our outfits, “is this too tight” or “is this too loose”, but what’s tight for one person may be loose for another. That’s why June is all about finding fashion trends that people can actually wear in their everyday lives. Let’s discuss the latest Summer 2015 trends that can take people for blah to BAM!

Shirtdresses

Designers are reimagining this classic shape with drop waists, double high slits, and different width belts. It’s hard to figure out what to love more about this look: the sleeve, the collar that frames the face ever so perfect, or the comfortable yet flattering length. One things for sure, It’s a one stop shop for effortless chic.

Yellow

Before you roll your eyes and say “not for me,” hear me out. From amber and canary to saffron and marigold, trust that there is a shade of yellow for everyone. The tricky part is figuring out your skin’s undertone, then finding the hue that best complements it. Keep in mind that yellow is a happy color, and has been known to attract positive vibes

Gingham

Fall may have brought us proper plaids, but for summer it’s all about the tiny well organized check. Whether you opt for a fitted or loose look, those little checks have a sexy written all over them. Check Please-

Black and White

The trend’s not groundbreaking, but black and white is everywhere. Always has been and always will be. Some people just need to be reminded how to keep it fresh. To keep this classic color combination interesting, one must mix various textures, patterns, and silhouettes.

Kimono-Style Light Weight Trench Coats

Slouchy, lightweight trench coats—belted just so—were spotted all over the runways this season. I’m a sucker for a good layer, and why wouldn’t I be? This look is comfortable, stylish  and a mix between a robe, a proper coat, and a kimono. It’s a win any way you look at it.

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Head-to-Toe White

At this point, it isn’t about the rules of when you can wear all-white; it’s about how you wear it. New styling tricks include mixing textures, layering multiple pieces, and teaming various shades. All white everything is a statement that we should all be attempting to make. It oozes confidence.

Flats, Slides, and Sneakers

Thank the fashion gods, comfortable shoes are here to stay! So whether you’re a sneakerhead, appreciate minimal two-strap sandals, or love plain slides—there’s something cute and comfy out there for you. Feet around the world are saying thank you.

What’s most important is having fun with the looks, not wearing them all at once, and remembering that clothes are temporary ways of expressing yourself, they’re not life changing. Just think of June as a one month pass to try different styles and not worry about anything but how each piece makes you feel.

 

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June 3, 2015

Live Your Life in Texture

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Are you living your life in color? With Sally Hansen Velvet Texture you can now not only live in color you can now live in texture! You can just see the texture on your nails, this polish goes on so thick and rich. It dries quickly so that you can pop a little texture into your day without a huge delay. Check out Sally Hansen Velvet Texture line, http://www.sallyhansen.com/nails/nail-color/special-effects/velvet-texture%E2%84%A2 so that you can find your texture.

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June 2, 2015

Premiere Orlando photo recap

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June 2, 2015

Premiere Orlando 2015!

Peter Coppola, RUSK, CHI, Michael O’Rourke, and a room full of beauty industry professionals it an only mean one thing…PREMIERE ORLANDO has returned. Its like Christmas every time you walk in there. This year was really the best year ever. From all the posts on Facebook and seeing many of my friends there, I could tell everyone was having an amazing time. That really is what Premiere Orlando is all about. Meeting people, getting educated, seeing old friends and making new ones.

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Premiere Orlando is seriously my most favorite time of the year. Its a chance for all hairdressers to meet up and be around those who love the industry. We all get a “high” from the show. I got many new products to try out for my blog and cant wait to share them with you. But the greatest thing for me is getting to hear and learn about everyone’s walk of life. How they got to were they are, we all have to start somewhere 🙂 Stay tuned for more info on the products and check out all the pics from the show! Cannot wait for next year 🙂

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June 1, 2015

DOES A COLD SORE MAKE YOU WANT TO RUN FOR COVER?

The Carmex® “Let’s Get Closer” Survey Reveals How People Really Feel

If you are one of more than half of Americans between the ages of 21-54, who say they have ever had a cold sore, you may also share the attitudes and behaviors of people who know how these unattractive and unwelcome cold sores may make you feel.

Carma Laboratories, the company that has been manufacturing Carmex® lip balm for over 78 years, recently introduced Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment, a product that works on contact to block pain and itch while minimizing the appearance of a cold sore1. Cold sores can be inconvenient, embarrassing and always seem to happen at the most inopportune time. In order to better understand the social challenges cold sores create, Carma Laboratories recently completed a Harris Poll of over 1,100 adults age 21-54.

So, just how do Americans feel about cold sores? According to the Carmex “Let’s Get Closer” survey*, almost half of adults ages 21-54 would be very to somewhat likely to cancel a date if they woke up with a cold sore. This feeling was more prevalent among women and men between the ages of 21-44. A geographic breakdown shows this to be more of a reality among people from the South (56%) or Midwest (49%).

More than 1 in 4 Americans said they would be very to somewhat likely to postpone a job interview. Interestingly, men were more likely to say that they would be somewhat likely to take a day off from work because of a cold sore.

Twenty nine (29%) percent acknowledge that they would wonder if the cold sore was contagious and (26%) percent would wonder if it was herpes. Close to 2 in 5 said they would be very to somewhat likely to cut short a date if their date showed up with a cold sore.

It would seem obvious that no one really wants to kiss someone if they have a cold sore, yet surprisingly, men might still consider it! Sixty seven (67%) of women said they would be very unlikely to do this, while (57%) say they would be unlikely.

If you do have an occasional or frequent cold sore, do you ever wonder what people are thinking when they see you? Gratifyingly, (68%) of those ages 21-34 and (67%) of those ages 35-44 think “That must be painful.” Forty nine percent (49%) of ages 45-54 share this reaction. On the other hand, caution prevails.  Thirty one percent (31%) between 21-44 wonder if it’s contagious versus (22%) of ages 45-54. Herpes is on people’s minds too when they see a cold sore with (29%) of 21-34 year olds and (28%) of 35-44 year olds wondering if the cold sore might be herpes. Interestingly, men (13%) are more likely than women (7%) to think that the person with a cold sore isn’t clean.

Only NEW Carmex® Cold Sore Treatment works on contact to block pain and itch while minimizing the appearance of a cold sore. 10% Benzocaine blocks pain and itch, while the TriPLEX™ Formula technology smoothes and fills to make the cold sore less noticeable. And, it works on contact – so you see and feel results fast. While no product can cure a cold sore, this breakthrough product may help sufferers feel more comfortable and confident while managing through a cold sore outbreak.

 

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About Carmex® and Carma Laboratories, Inc.:

For more than 78 years, Franklin, Wisconsin-based Carma Laboratories, Inc., has manufactured Carmex® brand lip balms. Carma Laboratories, Inc. is a family owned and operated business that was founded in 1937 by Alfred Woelbing, the inventor of Carmex® lip balm. Today, the company continues to produce its original lip care formula in its trademark jars, and has expanded the line to include flavored lip balms, ultra hydrating lip care formulas and soothing skin care products. The carefully crafted lip balm has been #1 pharmacist-recommended for 16 years in a row.2 For more information, visit www.mycarmex.com or www.carmexcoldsore.com

 

1  When used to help conceal. Individual results may vary. For treatment of symptoms associated with cold sores. Product does not treat viral infections. Use as directed

2 Pharmacy Times: Survey of Pharmacists’ OTC Recommendations (1999-2014)

 

*Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States from January 13-15, 2015 among 1,100 adults ages 21-54, by Harris Poll. Respondents for this survey were selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Harris Poll surveys. The data have been weighted to reflect the composition of the adult population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in the Harris Poll panel, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

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June 1, 2015

Accentuate Those Eyes

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Pencil Me In Cosmetics uses a high concentration of pigment in its formula. When pigment (the color) is saturated and blended properly into a formula, the color will be more vibrant and it will glide on easily. It feels very similar to applying mineral powders, wet or dry they glide on effortlessly. Our color lasts a long time & will not fade away. It will stay where you put it and not melt away. However, it is important to note that make- up remover residue, creamy rich eye & face creams can and do leave a film on the skin. If color cosmetics are applied on top of this film, there is a good chance that color, any color will not last.

A great trick to keep your color true and keep from fading is to gently dust translucent loose powder all over your face and neck before & after applying your color cosmetics. This technique gives the color something to adhere to. Like an artist’s canvas, you need to prepare it before you paint. Setting your color will help it to last.

To buy the Healthy Eyeliner Pencils talked about here, Visit www.PencilMeInCosmetics.com.

ABOUT: I’m Linda Eisner, the founder of Pencil Me In Cosmetics. I have over 30 years of experience designing, developing & creating cosmetics brands. If you are looking to create our own brand, I can help you. I created Pencil Me In natural eyeliner pencils for salons, spas, boutiques and healthy stores to be able to sell a quality product at a reasonable cost. We offer 2 display styles and 30 great colors to choose from. Our goal is to be partnering with establishments that understand the value of offering their clients quality and value.

 

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