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Monthly Archives: November 2018

Ombre Hair Color

The Ombre look is really popular in the salons these days. Here is a simple fail-safe way of achieving the classic ombre hair look:

For the Base. You need to caramelize the base. For this, use a natural color fairly close to your customer’s hair coloring level, but with some added reflects and make sure that it is 1-2 levels lighter. Mix with developer and apply on the mid-lengths only using your dye brush, but do not color the ends.

For example, if your customer has a natural level 5, you can choose any color at the 6 level.

For the Ends. Now you can deal with the ends. If you are looking for the classic ombre hair color result, use a highlift color (100 series). These are available at most professional hair color brands and they offer up to 5 levels lift. So these give really good ombre results.

Mix with 30 Vol. developer to get some lift (the mix ratios for highlift colors is typically 1 part color to 2 parts developer) and apply using foil. Apply fairly thickly so that you get a nice dramatic difference between the mid-lengths and the ends.

For More Original Ombre Looks. These days, stylists and consumers are pushing the boundaries more and more with ombre. Try the following hair color combinations, they do work well and are surprisingly wearable!

For a Purple Ombre Hair:

Base: Chestnut Blonde 7Br

Ends: Violet

For a Pink Ombre Hair:

Base: Dark Blonde 6N

Ends: Fuscia Pink and Copper Blonde mixed

For Ombre on Long Hair

Use Bleach for the ends mixed with 30 Vol, and use a balayage technique to get flowing ombre locks. Beautiful!

What kind of hair works well with Ombre?

Ombre works very well on mid-length hairstyles, especially if they are curly or wavy. The ombre helps to add depth and dimension to such hair styles.

But Ombre works well with long hair as well. When doing ombre on longer hair, balayage techniques can give a really gorgeous, sexy hair color result.

Styling Ombre Hair

Ombre is a fairly informal style and works well when it looks fairly natural. So use leave in creams and only a little spray to create a fairly natural look.

About Homemade Face Wash

One of the main ingredients I use is Coconut Oil, I do have oily skin so I was pretty hesitant on using it. You would think that when you have oily skin, you NEVER want to use oil on your skin. But, it actually has helped counter act the oil my body makes, so that my skin is really soft and not oily throughout the day.

Second ingredient is Honey! Honey has many anti-bacterial traits and is good for treating acne. If you’re like me, you have tons of break outs and scars, and just when you think you finally have clear skin again, you have a totally new break out ALL OVER your face. My skin is really sensitive and if I even touch my face once, I have a break out.

A third ingredient you can use is pretty much any type of Essential Oil. Tea Tree is really good for spot treatments, as well as Rosemary. The oil I like to use is Lavender, not only because Lavender also is great for treating new or old break outs, but because when I use it at night it puts me in a great relaxed state after using it.

The last ingredient that I use is great for exfoliating your skin, nut. I don’t recommend putting it in your cleanser every day because exfoliating your skin is taking layers of skin off your face and isn’t always good to do every night. The last ingredient is Oatmeal! Most people take the oatmeal and ground it so its finer, but I just use it how it is because I feel like I get the best clean that way.

Using your wash. Most days throughout the week I will use my wash with just Coconut Oil and Honey, I’ll put the Lavender in after a long day. I massage it onto my face for a few minutes, then I will take a washcloth under the hottest water I can handle, ring it out, and hold it on my face to open and warm everything up. I massage my face with the washcloth as well to get the oil off and then that’s it! The process is the same with the Oatmeal, I just use that about three times a week to help get rid of dead skin.

Vegetables for Eyelash Growth

• Spinach – This vegetable is a nutrient powerhouse and lash-friendly in so many ways. It is classified as a dark leafy green, and it provides an abundance of iron, which is critical for hair health. A cup of boiled spinach, for instance, provides 35 percent of your daily recommended amounts of the mineral. Spinach also offers vitamin B12 and B6 for hair health, where one cup gives you 26 and 22 percent of your daily requirements of the said vitamin. Its other offerings include vitamins C and E, antioxidants that assist in iron absorption.

• Carrots – This common cooking superstar contains large amounts of vitamin A and moderate levels of vitamin C. When you eat a half-cup serving of raw carrots, you get more than 200 percent of your daily recommended intake of this the vitamin. As a guide: the brighter the color of the carrot, the higher the nutrient content. Choose from orange, red, or yellow carrots, and juice or cook them if you don’t like them eaten raw.

• Winter squash – Varieties of winter squash can encourage eyelash growth, as this vegetable contains amounts of vitamins A, B, C, and E. There is a rich assortment of hair-healthy nutrient sources of winter squash, including varieties like pumpkin, butternut, sweet potatoes, spaghetti, banana, buttercup, Hubbard, delicate, carnival, zucchini, autumn cups, and yams. Incorporate them in your soups, stews, casseroles, or imply consume them as side dishes or in their entirety, such as the flesh, seeds, and root. When cooking, you can bake, boil, grate, or grill squash. Try to replace pumpkin with winter squash in your everyday cooking.

• Dark green vegetables – Both hair-health agents vitamins C and E are found aplenty in dark greens. Your options are almost limitless, which include romaine, red leaf, butter lettuce, dandelion greens, mustard greens, kale, collards, turnip greens, and bok choy. There’s also broccoli, watercress, and endive. Make sure to source them from clean, preferably organic sources.

Of course, it takes time to nourish, condition, strengthen, and lengthen your lashes. This is why it’s best to combine your dietary efforts with supplementation, where there are eyelash growth products that can combine these nutrients for maximum enhancement with regular use. You can see the effects from a number of weeks of months, with the results varying by individual. Make sure to get the highest quality and purchase only from a reputable brand or manufacturer.

Tricks for Eye Makeup

The purpose of eye makeup should be, first and foremost, to make your eyes look brighter. It should make your eyes stand out among all other face features. This is achieved by using the correct eyeshadow color and making sure to blend it correctly around the eyes.

Use a color that either matches your eye color or one that contrasts so your eyes stand out. You’re trying to avoid blending your makeup in a way that makes your eyes disappear.

Your eyeshadow should consist of at least 3 shades-a lighter base color, a slightly darker color for the shadow, and, finally, a dark color highlighter for the creases around your eyes. To make this all work, most important tip to remember is to blend all the colors. This takes time, patience, and practice.

Apply the makeup for your eyes first and then apply the foundation to your face. Start from the eyes and work your way down. That way you know where you’ve already applied makeup and which areas to avoid so you don’t smear your face.

After you are done with the foundation, apply the eyeshadow base color. Then apply the main color for your eyelids. Finally, apply the highlighter. But be careful. If the highlighter is applied incorrectly, your eyes will look too big which is a look you want to avoid. Blend all three eyeshadow shades to the transition appears seamless.

After you are done with your eyeshadow, you can start putting on the other elements of your eye makeup, applied to the eyebrows and the eyelashes. Your eyebrows give character to your eyes, so you should not neglect them when you are putting on eye makeup. Brush them with a brow brush and then shape them with eyeliner. Make sure that your eyeliner pencil is sharp and matches the shade of your mascara.

If you apply mascara correctly, your eyelashes will help your eyes stand out considerable, especially if you have smaller, more beady eyes. Mascara lengthens and thickens the eyelashes. But be sure to use an eyelash curler first so you don’t mess up your carefully blended eyeshadow. As with a lot of makeup tips, a little goes a long way. Try to use just enough mascara so you’re not wiping away the excess which can cause your lashes to clump together. It’s always good to use smudge and waterproof mascara if you plan on being out and about, especially in the summer when sweat can ruin your makeup. Use eyeliner just under the eyelids to add a nice finishing touch.

You can add shimmer to your eye makeup if you have darker eyes to make them appear brighter. But be careful, using shimmer can draw attention to the wrinkles around your eyes. Special occasions require special touches on your eye makeup, though, and in that case, you can put a little amount of shimmer on your brow bone. You can further brighten your eyes by drawing a dot or two with white eyeliner or eyeshadow on the inner edge of your eyes.

Another important makeup application tip is to aim for balance. We’ve all seen the woman with a lot of makeup, lipstick, and eye shadow. It just doesn’t balance out correctly. If you’re wearing bright red lipstick, keep the makeup toned down. Red lipstick stands out considerably so you may want to just use mascara and eyeliner if you insist on wearing red lipstick. You don’t want to look like a clown.