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The cleanliness of your Clarisonic has everything to do with its effectiveness! A dirty brush can result in clogged pores, breakouts and allergic reactions. In this blog, we are going to tell you how to take care of your Clarisonic in order for you to reap all of its benefits and ensure a proper cleaning!
You should be cleaning the brush head after each use by removing the brush head and soaking it in warm soapy water to get rid of any dirt. A deep clean should be done once a week, and you can use household items to create your own cleanser. This can extend your brush head lifespan for almost 8 months! You will need these ingredients:
Mix a few drops of hydrogen peroxide and enough baking soda to create a yogurt-like consistency. Squeeze two or three slices of lemon into the mixture until you see it fizzing. Place the brush head into the mixture and turn on low setting for about a minute. Continue to spin the brush on a rougher surface, like the back of your hand, for another minute or two while rinsing with water. Make sure to clean your brush once more with your normal facial cleanser to ensure all of the homemade cleanser is completely gone.
It’s important to avoid using harsh cleansers or chemicals to clean the brush. This can cause the bristles to become fatigued quicker. How often you use the Clarisonic can affect the life of the brush head as well. Although it depends on skin type, you should typically only be using the Clarisonic twice a day at most.
-Oily Skin: Twice a week
-Dry Skin: Once a week
-Sensitive skin: Once a week
(use sensitive brush head!)
We never seem to leave ourselves enough time to do our makeup before we walk out the door in the morning. We want to introduce you to a quick and easy morning routine that uses only 5 products, each taking less than a minute to apply!
Lips: Cecilia Wong Lip Healer
Moisturized and plumped lips are easy to achieve with Cecilia Wong’s lip healer balm. The extremely silky-smooth texture is a luxurious experience in itself. One swipe is all you need with this one! Having smooth and plumped lips will give you that little extra oomph to help you feel refreshed and flirty.
Face: Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
This tinted moisturizer will be sure to replace your current foundation! This product is light to medium coverage to perfectly even out skin tone and get rid of any redness and dark spots. The super light formula does not look caked on and keeps your skin smooth, hydrated, and dewy, even in the summer heat.
Brows: Anastasia Brow Wiz
You have definitely heard of this amazing brow pencil before! This pencil is so smooth in texture that it barely takes any pressure at all to apply the product. A light application is especially important when filling in eyebrows. This brow pencil is all you need to achieve perfect, natural brows that do not look harsh.
Blush: Milani in Luminoso
This blush is the most gorgeous pink/peach color combo that compliments all skin tones. The color adds a very natural, healthy looking glow to the cheeks without making it obvious that you’ve applied blush.
Mascara: Maybelline Lash Stiletto
Long lashes are everything! This mascara adds just the right amount of length to your lashes to help open them up and look more awake. Of course, you could always skip this step and stop into Evolution Lash Studio for a set of natural eyelash extensions, saving you the hassle of applying mascara all together!
What’s your 5-product face?! Do you currently use any of the products listed above? Tell us in the comments!
Let’s face it, smelling great is an amazing confidence booster. We love scents that last all day without having an overpowering smell. Evelyn narrowed down three fragrances that she loves for summer and wants to share them with you! She made sure to keep all price points in mind, so no matter your budget, she has you covered!
Evelyn’s first pick is Nollie by PacSun. The best part of this one is the price, only $20 (in-store and online)! This fragrance has sweet fruit scents with floral undertones and hints of pink rose petals and white jasmine. Sounds amazing, right? Well… it is. This will be your go-to for the summer, trust us!
Our next pick is Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. We have one word for this perfume… classy. The packaging for this fragrance is super cute, we love the pink and gold combo! Although this one is a little pricier ($75 chanel.com), we truly believe you get what you pay for. This scent can be described as feminine, fresh and luxurious. It smells as heavenly as it sounds!
We saved the best fragrance for last... Bella by Vince Camuto ($85 ulta.com) is Evelyn’s all-time favorite! This scent is the number one compliment receiver. The scent can be described as the most amazing fresh citrus/earthy combo. Conveniently, this one is also available in a roller ball form for those on-the-go touch ups!
Two to three sprays of these on your pressure points will be sure to last all day long, otherwise, what's the point? We think it is one of the most important aspects of a perfume besides smelling great. Evelyn chose ones that would not need to be repurchased too often, and of course, smell amazing too! We hope you love these perfumes just as much as we do. Tell us your favorite scent in the comments!
Are you looking for a way to get your eye color to pop?! Of course, us here at Evolution Lash Studio always recommend a full set of lash extensions to really stand out from the crowd. But, sometimes you may want a little extra oomph! So, we asked our makeup artists to create a list of eye shadow colors best suited for specific eye colors!
For our blue eyed beauties, cool toned shadows and earth toned shadows will give you that eye catching look! The cool toned shadows include pale blues, pale pinks, violets, purples, and deep midnight blue. These colors will effortlessly bring out the natural cool tones of your eyes! Earth toned shadows include copper, peach, coral, bronze and rust. Although some may see orange as an unflattering color, the orange base within the earth tone colors provides an extraordinary contrast to blue that will be sure to catch everyone’s attention.
For our green eyed gems, shadows with a red tone will accentuate green beautifully! Some other great colors to help bring out your beautiful greens are: beige, charcoal, and plum. Beige not only compliments, but enhances your eye color. You can use this in the daytime and even add a beige base to create more depth in your next girls’ night. If you like a more dramatic look, charcoal is your absolute go-to! The classic smoky eye utilizes charcoal mixed with other neutral tones. Finally, plum! The plum vs. green contrast is to die for. It can even make your eyes look larger and more vibrant!
Last but certainly not least, our brown eyed babes! Now, our brown eyed ladies are very lucky, any shadow you swipe across your lid will look beautiful! But, if you’re looking to make them really pop, majority of the same colors used for green eyes also apply to your eyes. The plum will compliment your eyes the best. The contrast between the green of your eyes and the plum will brighten your eyes and make them look larger as well. You can also try shades of mossy green to make your eyes lighter and brighter!
We hope this guide will help you achieve your dream eye shadow look! Stop in and treat yourself to a makeup application for a special upcoming event, or just for your next night out!
All of us here at Evolution Lash Studio and Spa love Mother’s Day! It gives you the chance to get creative and show how much you appreciate Mom with personalized, thoughtful gifts. Although, coming up with great gift ideas can often be challenging, we came up with this useful guide to help you create the most unique gift this Mother’s Day!
This gift idea gives you the power to be creative and thoughtful while giving yourself a gift as well! Decorate a mason jar with flowers and other items along with a cute note to mom to leave in a safe place that is easily accessible to both of you. Both of you can put loose change and extra money inside to create a small savings. When the jar fills up, buy something or plan a trip- something you can do together. Maybe a Deep Cleansing facial at Evolution Lash Studio and Spa to get your skin ready for summer!
Create a bucket list of things you want to eventually do together. You can design a board where you post each bucket list item and you can keep adding additional notes as you come up with more. You can plan to accomplish at least one of these goals each month! It can be the perfect opportunity for you to spend time together as well as conquer personal goals.
A memory jar is a jar in which you write down memories and keep them in a jar. In a year, you read the notes in the jar to reflect on the memories of the past year. For example, getting ice cream with mom on the boardwalk during the hottest day of the summer and it falling on the floor. Small memories like that will be the ones you will remember most, and it’s something you and mom can do together.
Of course, a spa day at Evolution Lash Studio will be relaxing and will give mom some time for herself. Stop in anytime to get mom a gift card, or book her a surprise appointment! What mom wouldn’t want some time away?
We hope these sparked some ideas for your Mother’s Day gift!
Evolution Lash Studio and Spa prides itself on top of the line skin care treatment. That is why we are overly excited to share this week’s blog with our clients on LED Light Therapy Treatment for rejuvenating skin. What is all the hype you may ask? It is an effective way to get that healthy glow and younger-looking skin without needles—plus, celebrity facialist Joanna Vargas famously created an LED light bed that's Vogue-approved and sought-after by A-listers, so Evolution had to bring it to you!
First off – LED stands for: Light Emitting Diode. An LED is a light source that emits infrared light (and thereby, heat) when activated. LED lights come in different spectrums, including red and blue infrared. What are the difference in LED light colors? Red is the most universal LED light, which stimulates collagen and accelerates healing. This is a great treatment for improving skin texture, tone, acne, and aging. The blue light goes the deepest into the skin, it penetrates a few millimeters deeper than the others. This also tightens and tones skin while reducing inflammation. This is great for those of us with inflamed acne. When receiving the LED treatment, you will be under the light for about 20 minutes, fully relaxed (most of our clients fall asleep!)
When the 20-minute light therapy is over, the treatment is completed with a high-frequency tool to “zap” bacteria and those blemishes our esthetician can visibly see coming through your skin. "If the therapeutic light energy is in the correct wavelength, the cells in the dermis layer of skin will convert that light energy into ATP (adenosine triphosphate), which is the fuel that the cell uses to do its job. The fibroblast cells in the dermis layer have the job of producing collagen (which gives the skin fullness or that plumped look) and elastin (which give the skin the ability to bounce back). Thus, LED gives the cells a 'full tank of fuel' and these fibroblast cells start to produce collagen and elastin like when one was 20-25 years old," said Steven Marchese, product developer for LightStim told The Huffington Post Australia.
As the new craze of facial injections takes over, one has to ask... what is Botox? How do lip injections work? Why so pricey and is it really worth it? Evolution has your answers! First and foremost, fillers and Botox should not leave you looking “fake” or unnatural in any way!
Dr. Robert Guida, a leading facial plastic surgeon in Manhattan who does these procedures daily, says "If people start looking the same, the surgeon is doing it wrong," he says. "Fillers should enhance one's facial expressions, natural appearance, and individuality." Dr. Guida continues with, "An inexperienced surgeon will inject in areas that deflect the natural movement of the face. For instance, fillers placed on the top of cheeks cause the eyes to move upwards, which gives the appearance of unnatural tightness. When fillers are placed on the fullest part of the cheeks, they give a natural supple look, which also lifts other features, such as the jaw line and corners of the mouth."
Botulinum toxin – aka Botox - is a natural, purified protein that is used to temporarily relax facial muscles that cause lines and wrinkles. It can also be used to treat medical conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating). Botox is the original and best-known brand name and the most tested product on the market. It is the safest product, and it is certified in the medical and cosmetic field.
Botox is the top facial injection. An interest in lip injections (we can thank Kylie Jenner!) has increased over the past few years. There are very few side effects to lip injections and are almost entirely painless. Some bruising on or around the lips can occur, especially in patients who have indulged in alcohol or taken aspirin or other blood thinners prior to the procedure. As for the rest of the recovery process, it's hassle-free. Patients can expect to debut their new puckers within just a few hours. If swelling occurs it goes down the next day. The effects of lip injections can last months and sometimes even years depending on how quickly each individual's body breaks down the injectable solution.
Come join us January 20th and meet Dr. Patel for a free consultation from 6-9PM at Evolution Lash Studio & Spa for our second Injectable Party!
Khloe Kardashian summed up 2016 perfectly... "The new year is a good time to reflect on the baby steps I've taken, and how I've evolved. Not everything is a f--king race — it's the marathon of life! I think it's so important to acknowledge the evolution." Well said Khloe, and that’s exactly what I want to dedicate my last blog of 2016 to – Evolution.
I opened my new location exactly a year ago December 1 and as many of you know, 2016 has been filled with many ups and downs along the way. Although I am happy I don’t have to relive many of the lows of this year, looking back from where I am today I wouldn’t change anything; I’ve learned so much more for 2016’s life hard lessons. Most of all, I am so grateful for continuing to move forward with my dream and my wonderful amazing clients.
Through Evolution Lash Studio and Spa, I have been blessed to meet such amazing people who brighten my days. They have all taught me so much, gave me honest advice when needed, and most importantly loyal support and encouragement throughout my journey. Truly I appreciate my clients who bring me such positivity and have become dear friends. Thank you to everyone from the bottom of my heart who has believed in me and Evolution Lash Studio and Spa.
Have you ever spotted a red lipstick you loved on your friend, but when you tried it on yourself, it just didn’t look quite right? We’ve all been there! I love the classic bold red lip especially this time of year! It just makes the colder days that much warmer! But the struggle of finding that perfect shade of red to make it YOUR RED can be a bit frustrating. Here is a simple guide to help pick your perfect red, based off of your skin tone!
FAIR WITH COOL UNDERTONES complexion
Think of Cameron Diaz’s complexion. The goal is to pick the perfect shade of red that “complements and warms up the cool pink undertones found in very fair skin,” says Cameron Diaz’s makeup artist Robin Fredriksz. A raspberry lipstick like Bite’s Cashmere Lip Cream in Sancerre would be perfect and won’t break the bank! ($28; sephora.com)
FAIR complexion WITH RED HAIR
Don’t believe the lies! Redheads can rock a bold red lip! The trick is to look for a red with orange undertones. You can even try a coral based red, especially those with fair skin. It adds a flash of color to the milky tone that wasn't there before. My top pick is NYX Cosmetics' Butter Lipstick in Hot Tamale ($6; ulta.com).
A pinkish-red, like Lipstick Queen’s Velvet Rope in Private Party ($50; spacenk.com), is best suited for medium-light complexions. I also like to use Tarte’s Amazonian Butter Lipstick ($16) and Flower Kiss Stick in Rosey Garden ($7) on my clients with Medium-Light complexion.
A deep vivid berry like NARS’ Satin Lip Pencil in Luxembourg ($26; narscosmetics.com) brings warmth and radiance to golden skin tones. My other top picks for clients with golden complexion are Soap amp Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Lacquer in Riot ($24; sephora.com) and my all time favorite Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Volupte-207 ($32; barneys.com)
MEDIUM WITH YELLOW UNDERTONES
Olive skin, let me introduce you to orange! Complexions with yellow undertones turn a glowing tan with a little help from a tangerine-tinged bullet. I love to recommend Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color in Blazing Red ($26; bobbibrowncosmetics.com)
MEDIUM WITH NEUTRAL UNDERTONES
A warm natural undertone complexion is the perfect match for a blue-red! I love CoverGirl's lipstick in Garnet Flame ($7; covergirl.com), a perfect shade of red to compliment a medium with neutral undertone complexion for this holiday season! My other favorites are NARS Audacious Lipstick in Carmen and Laura Mercier Creme Smooth Lip Color in Hollywood.
TAN WITH WARM UNDERTONES
Think Rihanna! There's not much those with a similar complexion can’t pull off! However I would suggest narrowing it down to an orange-based red such as Tom Ford Lip Color in Wild Ginger ($50; tomford.com)
DARK WITH WARM UNDERTONES
Taking a note from Jennifer Hudson’s makeup artist, Yolonda Frederick-Thompson, “An opaque blue based red like MAC’s Ruby Woo ($16; maccosmetics.com) creates a gorgeous contrast with dark caramel complexions.” Another one of my favorites is Dior’s Diorific Haute Couture Long Wearing Lipstick in Dolce Vita ($36; dior.com)
With the holidays around the corner and the colder weather setting in, our skin needs extra TLC more than ever! What better way to look after your skin than with a Hydrating Facial at Evolution Lash Studio & Spa? Hydrating Facial, also known as the HydraFacial, is the answer for all skin types infused with pure, nurturing moisture which makes this the perfect gift to treat yourself or someone special.
Skin care specialists recommend having a professional facial every three weeks. This is because your skin moves through the full life cycle of skin cell growth and exfoliation within a 3 week time period. Think of facials as our skin’s way of working out, without the sweat!
I’m so excited to declare Evolution Lash Studio & Spa HydraFacial the IT facial of the season because the results last! Yes, that’s right – one treatment results will have you glowing, even days later! I especially love how smooth your makeup applies and sets to your skin once receiving this facial! Everyone will be asking you what you're wearing! You can tell them that your foundation is your own flawless skin!
Evolution Lash Studio & Spa offers an amazing procedure that combines cleansing, exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection simultaneously. There is no discomfort or downtime and the treatment is non-invasive, and non-irritating. So ladies, no need to clear your schedule or have to miss out on any holiday get-togethers this season! HydraFacial will leave you feeling fresh and beautiful, along with hydrated skin and a long-lasting healthy glow you can’t wait to show off!
In addition to the immediate benefits of the HydraFacial, the long term effects for your skin is what makes this the IT facial of the season!
-Nourishment of dull, lifeless, and rough skin
- Reduces Fine Lines & Wrinkles
-Removes Blackheads, especially from hard to reach areas
-Removes Dry Skin Cells allowing the rich face treatment oils and long-lasting, replenishing products to deliver hydration deep into the skin
-Allows makeup to look smoother and set better when applied
-Healthy Skin Glow