Cleaning Your Clarisonic

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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:

Baking Soda

Lemon

Hydrogen Peroxide

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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.

Exfoliation schedule:

-Oily Skin: Twice a week

-Dry Skin: Once a week

-Sensitive skin: Once a week

(use sensitive brush head!)

 

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5-Product Face

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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!

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A Summer Scent

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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!

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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! 

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 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!

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Thank You 2016

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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.

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Ev's Favorite Hair Product

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ORIBE SHAMPOO AND CONDITIONER

By far, this is my top favorite product line for my hair. Everyone who knows me knows by my work alone. I will always pick quality over quantity – and my hair is no exception to this rule. Oribe hair line is heaven sent, especially if you dye your hair like myself. These products are definitely on the pricier side. However, I don’t mind the splurge, and here’s why. The shampoo formula blends centuries-old healing oils and extracts with modern technology to rejuvenate and strengthen damaged locks from the inside out. Yes I said the inside out! Therefore, every wash revitalizes tired hair, returning it to a healthier, younger state, and simultaneously shields tresses from future damage.

In addition to the rejuvenating and strengthening treatment I get from every wash, I’m obsessed with the scent it leaves on my hair! It never leaves my hair feeling weighed down or dried out. After falling in love with this line, I wanted to try their Gold Lust shampoo. I found this to be the perfect daily shampoo for color treated hair. I have been using this line for years and never has it left my hair color looking dull or faded. Oribe conditioner is just as amazing! For those with dry or damaged hair and split ends, this is what you’re looking for.

 

TEXTURIZING HAIR SPRAY ouai

Like dry shampoo and hair spray had a baby! This ultra-lightweight hair spray builds incredible volume and texture. Its' formula absorbs oil and leaves your hair looking refreshed. Best part – no animal testing! I love recommending this to my clients because it’s the perfect fit for all hair types.
✔ Straight
✔ Wavy
✔ Curly
✔ Coiled
✔ Tightly Coiled

The key benefits are that it builds volume and texture, absorbs oil, and refreshes hair. This talc-free multi-tasker is the ultimate go to product to achieve innately cool model-off-duty hair. The formula keeps hair looking full all day and night with more hold than a dry shampoo.

*Style tip: mist it on dry hair and scrunch strands out with your fingers for a loose, lived-in look. Flip hair upside down and spray for instantly fresh-looking hair. This product is scented with Ouai No. 3 Fragrance, containing notes of Italian bergamot, water lily, and white musk.

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What Beyoncé really meant when she said she woke up like this – Flawless Skin!

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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

-Minimize Pores

-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

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