I was drinking my morning coffee when two beauty blogs caught my attention. The first, by Vicki Archer was entitled “How to Get Out of the Door in 5” and featured lickety-split suggestions for putting on a more-than-presentable game face in five minutes flat. I can do these – and so can you!
The second article, “Pinterest Predicts the Top 5 Beauty Trends of 2017” was chock full of suggestions that are, frankly, just too impractical for my everyday routine. But you can look forward to experimenting when your schedule permits…
Last May, Gigi Hadid flouted a futuristic $2,000 chrome manicure at the Met Gala. Who has that kind of money? Luckily, you and I can test-drive the silver nail look with affordable brands like Nars and Sally Hansen. Bring a bottle to the salon; our manicurists will be happy to apply it for you…for much less than 2K.
Take your eyebrows to the next level with microblading, which applies a semi-permanent pigment under your skin to create shape and definition. The results are fuller and more defined than tattooing or makeup achieves.
Cut Crease Makeup
The 80s called and they want their makeup back. To cut crease your look, apply eye shadow or liner to the crease of the eye and blend outward to create definition. Not as easy as it sounds, so check out one of the YouTube tutorials. See you at the disco, Dancing Queen.
This is one that I can attest to: I’ve tried it and it works. Activated charcoal is a wizard at absorbing impurities. What started with the advent of charcoal clay masques (highly recommended) is now popping up in charcoal soaps and sponges, too.
Ash Balayage Hair Color
Another winner! Andre Chreky salon has been creating gorgeous ombre effects with Balayage long before it became a rage. The trend now is to use Balayage for dark-to-light highlights, which grow out naturally and only improve over time. Check out our Instagram feed (@andrechreky) for Balayage inspiration!
Ash Balayage photo: instagram.com/josievilay