Makeup Mondays Vol. 13 – De-Stress your face

Stress, not only is it bad for your health but it also creates visible tension lines.

Follow these four masages to De-Stress your face.

1) Put your parlms on your temples and your fingers in your hair. Move your palm in curcular motion while letting your fingers massage your scalp

2) With your index and your thumb, pinch your eyebrows starting from the inner corner of your eye out towards your temples

3) Using your thumb and index fingers again, pinch your earlobes

4) Run your fingers through your hair and gently massage your scalp

Till next time,

Sylva K

Picture from: http://www.massagewilliamsburg.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/Images/migraine-headache.jpg

Makeup Mondays Vol. 11 Healthy Hands and Fingers

They say the best way to guess someone’s age is to look at their hands. Most people don’t think of this but your hands and fingers are very important and should be maintained very well.

Keep your hand beautiful with gentle exfoliation and daily massages using special hydrating creams that nourishes and helps prevent wrinkles. The sun is your worst enemy, so don’t forget to apply protection on your hands as well as your fingernails.

Go for frequent manicures or just do it yourself at home.

If your hands are super dry, use a gentle hand mask, apply a thick layer on the skin and them put on a pair of cotton gloves.

If your nails are very week, use a straightening base coat and protective polish

If your nails are seriously damaged and  is peeling, try placing your hand in a bowl of warm almond oil for about 15 minutes.

If your hands are always cold, this means that your circulation is poor, raise your hands in the air and massage from the tips of your fingers down to your wrists.

Till next time,

Sylva K

Makeup Monday Vol. 10 – Skin Care Products

Hi Everybody,

Here is a quick guide to the TEXTURES of skin care products.

Serums

Serums are highly concentrated in active ingredients and quickly absorbed by your skin. For best results apply it before your mask. You can use serums all year round, they are the best cure fore fatigue skin.

Masks

Usually used at home,  it gives you a nice long relaxing break. Masks have powerful active ingredients.

Oils

Oils are best for making your skin look glossy and satiny.

Creams

Crams come in different textures and ingredients. It is most popular for hydration and anti aging treatments. Normally creams are very thick and rich in texture. Best used for the winter

Lotions

Lotions are more liquid than creams, best used for the summer. Lotions penetrate quickly into the skin. Ideally used for the body.

Gels

Gels are usually transparent and provide a cool sensation

Sprays

Always light and fresh and easy to use. Can reach difficult areas, such as your back.

Till next time,

Sylva K

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Makeup Monday’s Vol 9- Make Your Makeup Last

It’s your wedding day, the most important, exciting and memorable event of your life and of course! You want to look gorgeous all day long.

Here are 6 easy steps to keep your look fresh until the last guest has left the reception.

1)  Prep your face with primer

2) Follow with foundation

3) Top it off with an oil free powder

4) Swipe on blush/bronzer

5) Long wearing lipstick

6) and waterproof eye makeup (mascara and liner)

Till next time,

Sylva K


Makeup done by yours truly and photography by Christina Esteban http://www.christinaestebanphotography.com/

Makeup Monday Vol 8- Eye Care

ATTENTION: For your very fragile areas – your eyes.

As we all know the most sensitive, extraordinarily thin, and complex part of our face is the skin on and around our eyelids.

The skin on our eyelids truly deserves special treatment, such as anti-wrinkle, anti-dark shadows, anti-bags and anti-sagging.

These treatments must always be used in small quantities. Place a drop of the product on the tip of your finger and gently massage, in circular motion your eyelids and around it.

The anti-dark circles and anti- bag treatments help drain water retention around the eyes, therefore when applying these products, gently massage from the outer corner of the eye inward. Repeat a couple of times.

When removing makeup, first thing you should do is remove your contact lenses (if you have any). Place a little amount of the remover on a pad. Very gently pass it on your eyes, wait a few seconds, to allow the product to penetrate and them sweep the pad (always upward) until there is no more makeup left.

+ A quick tip for those who use Eye Pencil every day.

Instead of pulling your eye lid to draw that perfect line, I suggest you use a powder color (of your choice) and apply in with an angled brush! This will help you maintain the elasticity on/around your eye lids and will prevent/delay wrinkles.

Till next time,

Sylva K

Makeup Mondays Vol. 5 – Luscious lips

Here are a few tips to make your lips full and luscious!

Lining your lips is a useful trick for balancing out your lips. If your upper lip is thinner than the bottom lip or if you want to make your lips appear fuller than they really are, simply line your lips directly on the border but never outside the lips! Trust me you do NOT want to look like a clown! And make sure you blend in your liner with your lips stick or gloss! You want it to look natural.

Always choose bright colors. Don’t try to compensate for thinner lips by applying a darker color lipstick to make your lips stand out. Applying dark color on your lips will actually make your lips look smaller. Don’t be afraid to use nice bright pinks and oranges, and of course bring on the lip gloss!!!

Until next time,

Sylva K