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OUR TOP FOUR EYE CREAM TRICKS

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

If I could come hang with each one of you and pass down words of wisdom to keep your skin young as long as possible, it would be to make eye cream a twice a day habit. Then apply it with these four tips in mind.

MY FAVORITE EYE CREAMS:

  • $$$ — I always use Awakening Eye Cream on my clients because it instantly makes the skin around the eyes look more rested.
  • $$ — I personally use this Magic Eye Cream because I feel like I need a really heavy one now!
  • $ — I love this Hyaluronic Eye Cream because it replenishes the Hyaluronic Acid that we lose as we get older.

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TOP FOUR TIPS:

  1. Use your ring finger (your least strong digit) to dot it along the eye socket. Not closer than that because it will travel up inside your eyes and irritate them (making puffy bags).
  2. Now tap it in like your playing the piano to increase circulation and blood flow while you’re stippling it in.
  3. Then tap the excess along the perimeter of your upper lip as that’s an area that needs extra TLC.
  4. And swirl the remainder on the back of your hand.

LIP SERVICE

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

Matte lipstick has been huge for a few years now. But there’s something we can do to make it a little more alive! I promise you will still enjoy the effect of a matte lip. But there will be more life to it if you do this:

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. You can skip this step but I’m a big fan of a lined lip so I start by lining the perimeter with the lip pencil.
  2. Next fill in the lip area with the matching lipstick.
  3. Now here’s the trick: apply the lip gloss to the center of the bottom lip. It instantly adds volume and dimension with its little hint of shine. And don’t worry if you rub your lips together and it gets onto the middle of the top lip because that’s pretty too!

 

JUST A LITTLE SPRITZ

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

TUTORIAL + PHOTOGRAPHY BY AMY NADINE, GRAPHIC DESIGN BY EUNICE CHUN

This is one of my favorite tricks to make me smile and chillax throughout the day! You should already have all of the ingredients and it only takes a second.Here’s how!

TOOLS:

STEPS:

  1. Grab your favorite parfum and spritz it a few times onto the cloth that comes with your sunglasses. You could also use a handkerchief if you inherited one from a grandparent!
  2. Plop it into your purse.
  3. The scent will travel and every time you pull out an article from your handbag, it will smell like your favorite scent! It makes me so happy!

HAIR DRYING GLOVES ARE A THING

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If you know me, you know I love trying gimmicky things because sometimes you end up finding a diamond in the rough! Enter hair drying gloves. I got these out of curiosity and they ended up being a fast favorite. I don’t use them on my clients but I do use them at home. Often I go to put mousse, curl cream, leave-in or wave spray in my hair and end up with more dried onto my hands than my hair. Not only do these help with that, but they also helped me cut down on drying time. Here’s what I know for sure about these handy things…

There are a couple kinds on the market. For finer hair or anyone wanting to add some soft texture to their curls/waves I would recommend THESE GLOVES because they’re more like a towel which tends to build texture. But if your mane concern is to keep curls or waves calm, cool & collected, THESE GLOVES are your best bet because they are made of microfibers which we know helps with frizz.

By trial and error, I’ve discovered the best way to use hair drying gloves is to apply the product with your bare hands first, rinse your hands, then put the gloves on. Begin scrunching at the ends and work your way up into the root. These are so absorbent and remove surface moisture quickly. These would be particularly good for anyone wanting to cut back on their heat styling time. Think about it… if you get into the roots with these gloves and absorb a bit of the moisuture before blowdrying, you’ll definitely trim down the time you’ll spend pointing hot air at your hair and scalp, without having to wait for the hair to air-dry. And it’s 100000 times easier to get in there with “towel fingers” than an actual towel. Feel me??

Have you tried anything gimmicky or gadgety lately which ended up working well that you want to share? If so spill the deets in the comments below please!