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D.I.Y. Spa Pedicure

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Just because summer is over that simply is no excuse to neglect your tootsies. Give your feet the tender loving care they deserve! Here is how to give yourself a spa-like pedicure in the comfort of your own home.

Before we begin here are the items you will need:

1. Remove any old toe nail polish with a cotton swab soaked in nail polish remover.

2. Dip your feet in a basin tub filled with warm water and foot soak bath crystals. The crystals will help to soften rough patches on your heels and soles. Soaking will aid in calming and soothing tired achy feet. Soak feet for 5- 10 minutes. Try finding Foot Soak Bath Crystals that contains essential oils; Many essential oils have antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.

3. Exfoliate the rough patches on your heals by using a foot file or foot scrub. This will leave your skin smoother and much softer. The exfoliation will aid in allowing the skin to absorb creams much more effectively.

4. Pat feet dry with a clean dry towel. Apply a rich, creamy foot cream. Massage the cream into the soles and pads of your feet. Make sure you are paying extra attention to tense muscles. When choosing a foot cream, you may want to select one that contains Peppermint oil. Peppermint oil may help to ease any pain or tension you might have. It also acts a stress reducer. Next, you want to dab cuticle oil onto your cuticles and massage in. Afterward, gently push cuticles back with an orange stick.

5. Clip and file nails into a rounded square shape. I recommend using a Glass nail file. Glass nail files deliver a very smooth finish, which is hard to achieve with traditional nail files. They are incredibly easy to use and will never become dull.

6.  Dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and wipe over each toe nail to remove any excess oil or moisture that may remain.

7.  Paint each toe nail with a nail polish primer base coat. This will help to keep your nail polish from chipping as well as help keep the polish from staining the toe nail itself.

8. Paint on your favorite nail lacquer shade. Many colors that are popular for fall are rich reds, bold burgundy’s and passionate plums. Or go wild and explore your playful side and with an electric cobalt blue. Brush on two coats; wait a few minutes between each coat.

9. Apply a clear top coat and allow nails to fully dry before applying shoes or socks.

10. Enjoy your fresh and gorgeous pedicure.

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Day to Night Makeup

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Do you have a social occasion to attend right after you clock out at work? No problem! Here are a few tips to take your daytime makeup look from the office hours to cocktail hour.

  1. Dust on Jane Iredale Moonglow Golden Bronzer for a “Golden Goddess” look. This is an all over bronzer, made with 24-Karat gold flakes will liven up your complexion and create a flattering, natural glow.
  2. Punch up the color in your cheeks with Stila Custom Color Blush. This amazing one-shade-fits-all powder blush compliments every skin tone.
  3. Add some drama by lining the lower inner rim of your eyes with Jane Iredale Eye Pencil – Basic Black.
  4. Curl your lashes with Blinc Heated Lash Curler. This simple to use lash curler shapes lashes in seconds. It’s perfect for the girl on the go.
  5. Paint on Too Faced Lash Injection – Pitch Black for thick voluminous lashes.
  6. No evening look would be complete without a vivid lip stain. Stila Raspberry Crush Lip and Cheek Stain is just what your pout needs for a night on the town. Lastly, Top lips with Stila Lip Glaze Angel Food and you are ready to go!

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Lighten Up with Vitamin C

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As we say goodbye to summer, why not say goodbye to sun spots and uneven skin tone as well?! Dr.Dennis Gross Hydra-Pure Vitamin C Brightening Serum unites three forms of Vitamin C with a strong peptide to provide supreme brightening and anti-aging benefits. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that plays a vital role in the production of collagen. You will see an improvement in sun damage, an increase in skin’s luminosity and a visibly firmer, more youthful appearance. For best results use daily followed by your favorite moisturizer. As with any Vitamin C serum you always want to wear SPF, as this product will make skin more sensitive to the sunlight.

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Osmotics Inner Light Instant Complexion Enhancer

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During the warmer months it can be liberating to ditch the thick foundation and go au naturel. Although, it can feel a little like going out in public naked. Osmotics Inner Light Instant Complexion Enhancer glides on your skin and gives your face a fresh, healthy-looking glow without the heaviness of foundation and without the nakedness of going without makeup. Optical diffusers smooth lines and wrinkles, while enhancing the skin’s natural tone. This versatile cream can be even used as a additive to your favorite moisturizer, sunscreen or even foundation for added glow. You can use it alone or add bronzer and/or blush for a fully finished look.

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How To Get The Perfect Cat Eye With Stila

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Retro makeup looks are in full swing. The cat eye is at the pinnacle of this major trend. This is a gorgeous, fun, and flirty look that is complimentary on every eye and face shape. Achieving it however can be slightly challenging so here are a few sure-fire tips to get the cat eye you desire all on your own.

  1. First you need a quick drying liquid liner pen. Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner is ideal for this look as it dries in seconds and doesn’t flake or crack. (If you choose  to wear false lashes this eyeliner is perfect, as it is waterproof so it won’t smear from the lash glue).
  2. Starting from the inner corner of your eye make a thin line across your lash line. Do not pull your eyelid taut as this can make the line uneven.
  3. At the end of your lash line make a thin line upward that has a slight angle, similar to a check mark.
  4. Now slightly build the line upward at the point where the line meets the lash line. Build it to the thickness that is desired or add width to the liner at lash line for an extra retro look.

Finish off with a matte red lip for ultra sexy pin up glamour!

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Alterna Caviar 3 Minute Shine Boost

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Is your hair looking dull and in need of a pick me up? This quick treatment will take those dull lifeless locks from humdrum to vibrant. This weekly Alterna Caviar 3 Minute Shine Boost will recharge your hair’s shine and hair color in just a few short minutes. This Paraben, gluten, mineral oil and phthalate free formula is perfect for natural or color treated hair. The light weight formula will not weigh hair down; instead you will have silky manageable voluminous hair.

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Alchimie Forever Gentle Refining Scrub

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Is your skin looking dull and congested? Brighten and polish your skin with Alchimie Forever Gentle Antioxidant Refining Scrub. It contains cranberry and jojoba beads which brighten and exfoliate, while the added Shea butter hydrates, leaving your skin feeling rejuvenated and supple. Safe for all skin types this scrub helps to keep blackheads, inflammation and acne at bay. Follow with your favorite moisturizer and SPF in the daytime!

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