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

Small bowl

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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A Guide to: Making your eyes POP!

 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! 

 

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All About Mom: A Guide to Gifting

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?   

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We hope these sparked some ideas for your Mother’s Day gift!

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See Your Skin In a New Light …

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.

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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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Seeing Reddddddd

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).

MEDIUM-LIGHT Complexion

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.  

GOLDEN 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)

 

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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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