Friday, March 23, 2012

How to Restore the health to Damaged Hair

As women we tend to be quite ruff on our hair. Bleaching. Dying. Streaking. Chemicals. Hot Irons. I shudder to think of the damage. And it does cause damage, especially if you are not taking the steps and using the products to rehydrate and preserve the shine to your hair so you aren't stepping into the salon every week!

If you have highlights then more than likely you used bleach to make the strands lighter. Bleach can dry out your hair, making it loose hydration and that luscious, healthy shine. To give your hair a hydrated boost that it desperately needs I'd recommend the Intense Hydrating Masque by Moroccan Oil. A rich, creamy treatment, designed to hydrate and repair damaged hair. With continued use, this highly effective mask revitalizes hair, restoring shine and manageability.

But restoring the health and shine to your, is more than just using a treatment. You also need to make sure that you are using a shampoo and conditioner that also helps. Moroccan Oil offers the Moisture Repair Conditioner; Gently detangles and reconstructs hair while infusing it with argan oil, keratin, fatty acids and proteins. This formula is safe for color treated hair and free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens. This luxurious cream helps restore moisture and repair chemically damaged hair, conditioning hair back to its natural health. And also, Moroccan Oil has the Moisture Repair Shampoo to gently cleanses while infusing hair with argan oil, keratin, fatty acids, proteins and other nutrients. This formula is free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens and is safe for color treated hair. The creamy lather helps repair chemically damaged hair, leaving it soft, shiny and full of body improving the hair's overall health.
And if you really love Moroccan Oil, and want a little something extra to your hair, I'd recommend the Moroccan Oil Treatment. Moroccanoil Oil Treatment has unique quality of instant absorption into hair, creating an instant shine and long term conditioning without leaving residue. The patented, weightless formula heals and nourishes the hair and scalp while protecting it against UV damage and other environmental stresses.
The Benefits Moroccan Oil gives you are:
  • Instant absorption.
  • Restores shine and softness.
  • Strengthens brittle hair.
  • Promotes healing.
  • Argan oil enriched.
  • Provides nourishement to damaged hair.
  • Creates optimal balance for hair and scalp.
  • Alleviates itchy, dry scalp.
  • Protects against UV damage and other environmental factors.
  • Reduces drying time.
  • Speeds up styling time.
  • Amber glass bottle protects oil from ultraviolet rays that cause oxidation and degradation.
  • Alcohol free.
All these Great Products by Moroccan Oil can be found at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Color Blocking Your Make-up

A really popular trend that tends to pop out in the Spring and Summer months, is Color Blocking. It first made it's appearance on Spring 2011 runways. Color Blocking is strategically placed, contrasting, yet complimentary, bold and bright colors paired together to create a unique look. To fully grasp the full, bold color effect you match choose three different colors to play with. Not sure what colors blend well with eachother? Try using the rule of two-thirds theory. What's the rule of two-thirds theory? According to the theory, start by making a triangle on a color wheel. Then, you can pick the three colors that the points of the triangle touch. These colors almost always look beautiful together! All though, we mainly see Color Blocking in the form of Fashion and Clothing. It can still be used in other ways. What ways? You might ask yourself. Simple. Your makeup.

When applying makeup we normally use between two to three shades of eyeshadow when blending and contouring our eyes. By using the Color Blocking technique as inspiration you can play with any part of your makeup regime to add bold splashes of bright, fun colors that work for Spring and Summer!

Still not getting it? Well Today we are going to show you how to create the look from the above picture! now this color combination was obviously inspired by a peacock feather, combining gold, blue and green.

The first step, is picking what eyeshadows to use! GloMinerals is an amazing make-up line that offers a wide range of products from eyeshadows to lipsticks. The GloEye Shadow by GloMinerals, offers shadows in rich hues and timeless color to deliver crease-free coverage in a base loaded with antioxidants, perfect to highlight and contour any eye shape. To re-create this Peacock Feather Color Block Look, you are going to want to use the Twinkle, Rain Forest and Ocean GloEye Shadows.

Using the Eye Base Brush by GloMinerals, brush on the Twinkle GloEye Shadow along the inner corners, and lid of your eye. Using the Angled Eye Brush, apply the Rain Forest GloEye Shadow over the middle part of your lid. Also, using the same tool, brush the Rain Forest along your lower lash line. Using the Eye Contour Brush, apply Ocean in the crease of your eyelide, brushing right under your brow bone. Use the brush to perfectly blend the bright blue so that you can see the your eyeshadows fade from gold-green-blue for a perfect replica of a Peacock feather.

Next, apply an eyeliner along your top lid only, staying close to the lash line. The GloCream Eye Liner in Ebony would be the perfect choice! Luxurious cream pigments enable easy precision lining at the lash line. glominerals GloCream Eye Liners can also be smudged for a smoky look. Apply on a few coats, of GloLash Lengthening Mascara is formulated to deliver nutrients and help the lashes to grow to their potential.

Complete the Look, by swiping on the Imperial Pink GloRoyal Lip Crayon by GloMinerals. A crayon-inspired, chunky pencil that shades the lips with a moisture rich, long-lasting sheer gloss, and has the precision of a pencil. These sharpen-able crayons are available in five gorgeous shades. If GloMinerals is not the makeup for you, Check out Mission Beauty Salon & Spa to see what other greta maekup lines we provide!

Beauty Luver

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Five New Hairstyles for Spring

With Spring, comes change. As the weather changes, so does your hair. You've been sporting that Winter look for months, and now is the time for change. So at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa, we've put together Five New Hairstyles fo Spring, and the products you need to create these amazing looks.

Hairstyle #1 For this look you want volume!
This look is a thick, roughed-up side braid. For this look, it's great if you are running late, and don't have time to straighten or curl. Using a comb tease hair, in thick sections adding hairspray to create a gritty texture. Searching for the ultimate hair styling aid? One product to replace the five it's taking you to create your current look? You've been looking for Aerogel by Tri. It's a hair spray in a gel base. It works as a fixative, gel spray and root lifter all in one. Aerogel turns every design idea into natural looking reality! After applying a generous coat of hairspray, pull everything to the side and braid away! Don't try and tame your hair, Bumps and flyaways are welcome for this look.

Hairstyle #2 For this look you want sleek, shine!
You can never go wrong when twisting your hair into a bun. It is a simple, classic look that can go with any occasion. Whether you are going to a business meeting, or just relaxing at home. The Bun is a classic, chic look. This new, low-slung, twisty bun is a cool look for Spring. The key is to create that "wet" look, and your hair moist with a liquid gel or mousse. After washing your hair, blow-dry until hair is slightly damp. A great styling gel is the Esculpt Gel by Thermafuze. Esculpt is a protein-rich creme gel that produces long lasting, truly gorgeous, natural-feeling results. This pliable formula allows for extraordinary creativity and design. After running product through hair, pull hair back into a ponytail, twist the length of your ponytail, wrap it around into a bun and jab in some bobby pins to anchor the look. 

Hairstyle #3 For this look you want perfect, spiral curls!
Curls are always fun! And like the bun they can easily be teased into working for a casual or formal event. But whats really been hitting the runway this Spring is hair accessories with curls! Sparkly barrettes, silk flowers or blinged out pins. Before you insert whatever accessorie that you desire, use the Hydrating Cream by Moroccan Oil. This leave- in styling cream eliminates frizz, adds definition and brilliant shine, while the pure argan oil conditions and hydrates the hair. An effective and versatile product for all hair types. using a comb, create a part on the side of your head, draping hair, and curls across your head arranging them at eye level. Then insert sparkly barrette or gigantic, glamorous silk flowers to add a little polish to your curls.

Hairstyle #4 For this look you want Messy, Texture!
The styles that seem to be trending this Spring is messy hair, with accessories and texture! For this look you want to get that windblown beach look. Deconstructed waves are in full effect everywhere you turn. for this look, you want to curl your hair in thick sections. Then using a brush, brush out your curls so that your hair lays in subtle waves. Get the beachy look with Brocato Back to the Beach Texturizing Mist. This texturizing mist creates a sexy, wind-swept appeal while keeping hair protected. Brocato Texturizing Mist adds tousled texture and provides playful style. It works great with Brocato Moveable Hold Hairspray to get that slept in, bed head look.

Hairstyle #5 For this look you want Thick, Luscious Hair!
A new look that is taking the fashion world by storm is the new tucked-under bob. This look creates the illusions of lopped off locks, when in reality the hair is tucked under. To create this minimalist faux-bob, just secure your hair into a low-hanging ponytail and roll the length of the tail up and under itself, pinning it in place with bobby pins. For this look Volume is your best friend, and to get the full effect of this look, you want your hair to look thick. Brocato Swell Full Body Serum takes full body to a new dimension in volume. Brocato's unique blend of hybrid proteins and micro particle sized clays help achieve huge, over the top results when styling.

Beauty Luver

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Make-up trends for Spring!

As we celebrate the first, official day of spring it is now time to ditch those winter make-up and hair trends and make the switch to spring! "Spring-time" refers to the season and broadly to the ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. these terms can be applied to our makeup! When I think of Spring, I think of sunshine, flowers in bloom and colors! Lots & Lots of colors! So say goodbye to sultry red lip shades, and dark smokey eyes. Spring is the time to embrace color like you've never embraced it before! Be Bold. Be Adventurous. Just like the meaning of "Spring-time" now is the time for rebirth, renewal and regrowth when it comes to your Fashion Sense.

Eye Colour--When it comes to Eye Shadow you want to use color! If your style clashes with pale pinks and soft lavenders you can still find ways to add that splash of color while still keeping those darker tones. For Example, use a bright colorful shade like the Haute Eye Colour by Mirabella. Apply the color closest to your lash line, for a bright colorful backdrop for your lashes. If you prefer darker shades when applying make-up you can use the Seduce Eye Colour by Mirabella as a highlighter, by brushing the color in the crease of your lid, right underneath the brow bone. so you combine dark versus bright. It is an excellenct way to take baby-steps into the world of color! If you are brave enough and you want that POP! Mirabella's Eye Colour is an alluring array of intense shimmer, sheen and matte pressed mineral eye shadow, available in 36 amazing colors.

Blush & Lips--When it comes to picking out Cheek of Lip Color  don't be afriad to be adventurous, now is the time where you can get away with bright lips, and pink cheeks! and thanks to GloMinerals with their Pucker Up & Blush you can get corrisponding Lip and Cheek Color. This Spring keep your lips looking luscious with GloMinerals Pucker Up & Blush Kit! Each kit is paired with a Gloss and a complementary Cream Colour for Cheeks & Lips to keep each kiss sweet and your cheeks blushing.

And if you are not into the matchy matchy look, with corresponding cheeks and lips, never fear! Mirabella Colour Sheer is a beautiful sheer lip color that you can wear all day and night. Mango butter base nourishes lips. Available in a wide range of fashionable shades.

whatever your style. your desire, or the colors you crave; Mission Beauty Salon & Spa has all the products you need to keep up with the Spring Trends.


Monday, March 19, 2012

Girl on Fire Hunger Games Inspired Look

The Hunger Games, has hit the Fashion World by storm! With the release of the movie, many people have been inspired to recreate hairstyles, clothes, and even make-up to recreate some of the drama the movie and the books inspire. The make-up artists from Mirabella have created this look, called Girl On Fire, it is inspired by a character from Hunger Games. And thanks to Mission Beauty Salon & Spa, you can get all the products you need to create this look!

Application Tips:

1. Begin by applying Prime for Face and Eyes to the face, to smooth the skin in preparation for make-up.
2. Apply Skin Tint Creme all over the face using the Foundation Brush. Use downward strokes to apply an even layer onto skin.
3. Apply Conceal to the eyelids, the under-eye area and to any skin imperfections using the Liner/Camouflage Brush.
4. Apply Kristique Eye Colour from the inner corner of the eye to approximately half way on the lower eyelide up to the crease with the Blending Brush. With the Crease Brush, apply Steele Eye Colour from the middle of the lower eyelide to the outer corner of the eye pressing into the skin for full saturation of color. Then apply Shade Eye Colour to the crease using the Small Crease Brush. Highlight the brow bone with Chenille Eye Colour. Blend Shade and Steel together using the Eye Blender Brush.
5. Line the top and bottom lash line with Smoke Eye Definer. Do not forget the bottom water line as well. Smudge Steel over the lower lash line with the Detail Brush.
6. Curl lashes and apply Lash Definition Primer, followed by two coats of Lash Essential Mascara. Add false lashes, for extra drama.
7. Fill in brows with the appropriate Eye Colour using the Angle Brow Brush.
8. Dust a light layer of Pure Press all over the skin using the Powder Brush.
9. Fill in lips with Hypnotic Lip Lustre Liner. Top with Caught-Red-Handed Lip Colour using the Covered Lip Brush.
10. Balance the face by applying the highlight shade of Pure Finish softly using the Blush Contour Brush.


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

New Age Corrective Collection by Eminence

This spring, discover instant results and lasting beauty with exotic coconut, bamboo and neroli flowers plus two new revolutionmary, clinically-proven age correcting ingredients. Eminence is thrilled to announce the new Age Corrective Collection with the collagen-boosting Natural Retinol Alternative Complex and PhytoCellTec Swiss Green Apple stem cell technology! Turn back time with organic skin care that repairs the visible signs of aging instantly-skin appears tightened and firm in as little as 5 minutes-and restores collagen levels abd cell vitality over time for skin that appears, and acts, naturally ageless. The secret is in the science.

Hydrate and firm skin throughout the day with the refreshing Neroli Age Corrective Hydrating Mist, and invigorating blend with coconut water and fragrant neroli oil. Follow with a light veil application of the Bamboo Firming Fluid for an immediate tightening effect and lasting collagen boost, plus the strengthening and protective power of bamboo. Next for the delicate skin around your eyes-which is 5 to 10 times thinner that the rest of your face, and deserving of special care-apply our first deeply nourishing serum, the new Neroli Age Corrective Eye Serum, and watch crow's feet disappear. Skin will feel deeply moisturized and visibly firmed with the Coconut Age Corrective Moisturizer, a rich formula with shea butter and grape seed oil. Finally, treat your skin with the Coconut Firming Body Lotion, a full body anti-aging lotion with the fresh exotic scent of coconut and the added firming and replenishing power of plant-based hyaluronic acid.

Each and every product in this new exciting collection is packed with incredible Natural Retinol Alternative Complex and PhytoCellTec Swiss Green Apple for a collagen boost that lasts. Restore and rejuvenate skin to be naturally ageless with the Age Corrective Collection by Eminence Organics. Which is now available at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

What's your type?

Before using skin care products, it is extremely important to know your skin type! But how do you know? Dry, Oily or Normal/Combination Skin? If you have no idea what these words mean, then this Blog is for you! It is important to identify your persnoal skin type before choosing your products. To ensure the perfect match, and to properly care for your skin, choose your skin type based on the below descriptions:

Dry Skin
If you have Dry Skin, your skin feels dry and tight, and sometimes you can see flakes on your cheeks, chin and forhead. fine lines may be present around your eye and lip contour areas. it is important to use moisture-rich products such as a daytime moisturizer, and a moisturizing treatment at night to repair your skin while you sleep. weekly moisturizing masques will keep your skin soft and supply and will reduce fine lines and signs of aging.

Eight Greens Whip Moisturizer: Age-defying moisturizer for normal to dry, mature or hormon-ally-imbalanced skin types. Incredibly firming and balancing organic ingredients, including algaem flax seed, yucca extract and pure hungarian thermal waters, target hormonally-imbalanced skins resulting from menopause, stree or monthly hormonal fluctuations. Skin will regain elasticity, saggin areas will bounce back, and all over skin tone will regain a youthful texture. Use the power of natural greens to fight the signs of aging!

Normal/Combination Skin
Your skin has an even tone, and is not overly dry or oily. from time to time you may experience oiliness on your chin, nose and forehead or dryness on your cheeks, lips and around your eye contour area. To keep the condition of your skin even and toned, a good skin care routine including cleansing and moisturizing is a must.

Sweet Red Rose Cleanser: hydrating, soothing rose milk cleanser for normal/combination/sensitive/rosacea/large pored skin. A delicious light cleansing milk with the fresh juices of fragrant roses and maize germ oil. a bouquet of roses for your skin! In one step, thoroughly cleanse your eye and face area, as well as hydrate and revitalize your complexion.

Oily Skin
Your skin is shiny, has visible pores and is prone to spots and blemishes. makeup seems to slide off your skin as soon as it is applied. Oily skin has the benefit of not showing lines easily, but needs to be maintained to prevent breakouts and to control shine.

Quince & Ice Wine Masque: toning and healing masque for oily to normal skin types and seborrhea. Enrich and firm your skin's texture with the healing properties of Tokay grapes, quince and echinacea. Ripe with antioxidants, this creamy puree restores youthful radiance and helps calm inflammation without excessive oil.

No matter what your skin type may be or the skin issues you are dealing with, at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa we have all the tools you need for soft, youthful, healthy looking skin!


Friday, March 9, 2012

How to play up your natural beauty.

Sometimes caking on the makeup can seem a little to much. like short mini skirts, and push-up bras its obvious when you are trying to hard. the same can be said for makeup. the purpose of your makeup is to enhance what was god given, you don't want to put on so much that people don't know if you are wearing makeup, or if it is wearing you!

The first rule of thumb, no matter if you apply heavily, or lightly you need to take care of your skin. Because lets face it, whether you are 50 or 15, when we reach a certain age we want to look good. So always cleanse and exfoliate your skin. it removes impurities in your skin, removes blackheads, and dead skin cells giving a smooth soft feel to your face.

Step One Enhance your natural radiance by balancing, lightening and protecting skin naturally with Eminence's Stone Crop Collection. These rejuvenating, organically based formulas are comprised of a unique blend of healing, plant-derived ingredients that work together to restore and maintain skin's youthfulness. The Stone Crop Collection Tube includes:

  • Stone Crop Gel Wash (1/2 oz.) - This gentle, hydrating cleanser eliminates impurities while calming and smoothing skin
  • Stone Crop Masque (1/2 oz.) - An antioxidant-rich mask designed to heal and renew photo-damaged or easily dehydrated skin
  • Stone Crop Serum (1/2 oz.) - This potent, effective moisturizing and brightening formula minimizes visible signs of aging while repairing skin
  • Stone Crop Hydrating Gel (1/2 oz.) - An active, age-defying hydrating formula that instantly penetrates skin to to eliminate blemishes and impurities
  • Stone Crop Whip Moisturizer (1/2 oz.) - This fortifying, lightening formula delivers intense moisture to skin while calming and protecting it from the inside out

Step Two once you have treated your skin, you need to protect it. os if you have perfect skin, or you need to fake it apply the Caramel Latte Tinted Moisturizer SPF25 by Eminence. Great for all skin types - soften and protect your skin with this antioxidant rich, non-clogging daily tinted moisturizer.  Linden tea and shea butter nourish and hydrate the skin while aloe heals and calms irritated skin. This tinted moisturizer delivers lightweight sheer coverage and a natural light to medium finish with the added benefits of zinc for SPF 25 sun protection!

Step Three when applying your makeup, choose one feature you want to stand out. For example if you want to be bold with a dark lip, use neautral shadow. Or if you want to highlight your eyes, choose to wear a soft, subtle lip colour. If you choose to play up your eyes, a nuetral eyeshadow trio that works for any skin tone or eye color, is the Palm GloEye Shadow Trio by GloMinerals. Looking to make color combination selections in a hurry? GloEye Shadow Trio is all you need. Complete with contour, highlighter and liner shades, this all-in-one eye shadow compact supplies you with a color coordinated palette for any occasion. Each color-rich trio is precisely matched to achieve timeless beauty with crease-free coverage and beautiful hues.

Step Four by using the Palm GloEye Shadow Trio by GloMinerals you have many different choices for lip and cheek colour. For your lips, you can combine these gorgeous colors with a coral colour lipstick, or even be a little bold with a sultry red. GloMinerals offers the GloRoyal Lip Crayons, A crayon-inspired, chunky pencil that shades the lips with a moisture rich, long-lasting sheer gloss, and has the precision of a pencil. These sharpen-able crayons are available in five gorgeous shades. I would recommend the Countess Coral and Regal Ruby GloRoyal Lip Crayon to combine with the Palm GloEye Shadow Trio, creating a subtle look, with a hint of flavor.
Whatever mood you are in, whether it's bold eye makeup, or bold lip subtle makeup is always a better choice.  But whatever style is choose, Mission Beauty Salon & Spa has all the products and tools you will need to continue looking beautiful everyday!


Thursday, March 8, 2012

Create the Look, "Fat Tuesday" by GloMinerals

Sometimes I like to suprise myself, by switching up how I apply my makeup. Unfortunately like many others I am a creature of habit, and stray away from change. To me, using the same products, applying it the same way everyday is safe, I always look the same and that's comfortable. Switching to a new look with new techniques and products is intimidating. But thanks to the make-up artists for GloMinerals the've created a look, Fat Tuesday that can be applied in Four Easy Steps. So whether you are on the go, and need a new look fast, or you want to take a stroll on the wilder side of makeup this look can be for you.

Step One Cut color combination selections in half with the Amethyst GloEye Shadow Trio by GloMinerals. Complete with contour, highlighter and liner shades, this all-in-one eye shadow compact supplies you with a color coordinated palette for any occasion. Each color-rich trio is precisely matched to achieve timeless beauty with crease-free coverage and beautiful hues.
  • Before you apply color, smudge on the GloCream Eye Liner in Expresso along the lash line.
  • Smudge & Smoke out your lid with the darkest purple shade in the Amethyst GloEyeShadow Trio creating a colorful smokey eye.
  • Blend the two lightest shades of purple along the crase line of your lid, creating a lighter texture.
  • Complete your eyeshadow application with a swipe of GloMineral's GloEye Shadow in Diamond along your brow bone, creating shape to your eyes.
Step Two To add a pop of color among the smoldering purple smokey eye, smudge the Mermaid GloEye Shadow along your lower lash line. These rich glominerals hues and timeless color favorites deliver crease-free coverage in a base loaded with antioxidants, perfect to highlight and contour any eye shape.

Step Three Add gorgeous color to your cheeks, creating the perfect flush, with GloBlush by GloMinerals in Paradise. GloBlush is a highly pigmented, mineral powder blush. Its soft, easy to apply formula glides over the cheeks for a flawless, ''just blushed'' look. Ideal for any occasion or skin color, GloBlush contains antioxidant vitamins and broad-spectrum sun protection, helping your cheeks to stay soft and beautiful. Bare is an ultra-light, barely-there shade.

Step Four Create the perfect pout, with Fiji GloSheer LipstickGloMineral's island-inspired GloSheer lip collection offers an ultra moisturizing formulation that delivers the perfect amount of color for the breezy summer months. Providing a subtle lip tint for a sexy summer pout, these colors ensure this product will be an instant classic.

All of these products from GloMineral's can be found at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Weekly Skin Maintenance

Lets be honest, not everybody has the time or desire to give your face the dedication it deserves, when applying skin care products. Especially every day! But the stresses we put our skin through daily by applying makeup daily, not cleaning your face, or not protecting your skin from sun rays can start to take its tole on your face. And I don't mean just by more wrinkles, and dry patches on your face; but the overall health of your skin. So if you are to busy or tired to take the time out of your schedule to apply face products daily, you can still find one to two nights a week, where you can use the below skin regime to rejuvenate the health of your skin, by using products available at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa:

Step 1--Cleanse

Select a Cleanser suited to your skin type. Place a small amount of cleanser into your hands and emulsify with lukewarm water. Apply to the face in a circular motion, covering the entire face for 30 seconds. Remove from the skin while gently scrubbing with a damp face cloth or sponge and rinse thoroughly, alternating with warm and cold water. This action will remove dirt, pollution and impurities from the skin's surface and prepare it for the next step. As we start the beginning of spring, and summer is only a few months away a skin problem most of us will face is dry, dehydrated skin. So I recommend the Lemon Cleanser by Eminence, a hydrating cream cleanser for normal/dehydrated/dry skin types. A refreshing one-step cleanser for all skin types. Lemon, a great antioxidant, and herb oils preserve moisture balance while gently cleansing your skin, leaving it soft and velvety. The scent is absolutely marvelous!

Step 2--Exfoliate

It is important to exfoliate your skin at least once or twice per week to help remove dead skin cells and dirt that can dull your complexion. to exfoliate, first cleanse the skin in Step 1, then apply the exfoliate suited to your skin type and allow to dry for 5-10 minutes. Use a face cloth moistened with lukewarm water to gently scrub off the dried exfoliate  masque using a circular motion while scrubbing. Rinse thoroughly with clear water. Using the Pear & Poppy Seed Microderm Polisher by Eminence, a gentle exfoliating masque for all skin types. Polish your skin to perfection with the natural microdermabrasion action of poppy seeds and fine walnut. Scrumptious pear and apple pulp infuse your skin with bioflavonoids and antioxidants. all signs of roughness and dryness will be smoothed away to leave a smooth and glowing complexion.

Step 3--Masque

Find a masque suited to your skin type or to the condition that you are treating. Emulsify a small amount of the masque in your hand with a few drops of water and apply evenly over the entire face and neck areas as well as the decollete, if desired. Allow the masque to dry for 5-10 minutes. Use a face cloth or sponge moistened with lukewarm water to gently scrub off the masque using a circular motion. rinse thoroughly with clear water. The Gingko Biloba Masque by Eminence, is a cellular regenerating masque for dry/dehydrated/mature skin. Pure gingko extract increases collagen production while reducing free radicals. Skin's elasticity and texture are improved with wheat germ oil, honey and lavender oil. Complexion is left vibrant, youthful and soft.

Step 4--Tone

Apply one to two sprays of toner, suited for your skin type, over the entire face and leave on. Toners are important to balance the natural Ph of your skin and to infuse your skin with natural vitamins and minerals. Your skin will feel rejuvenated with each spray and you can enjoy the aromatherapy benefits of the real fruits and herbs. A oxygenated toner for fatigued/devitalized/dry skin is the Wild Plum Tonique by Eminence.

Step 5--Treat

Treat specific skin care concerns, such as a lack of firmness, acne or rosacea, with an active serum. although optional, once you experience the clarifying, and age-defying benefits of this step you will want to continue to include this essential step in your regime. Apply the serum after the toner in a thin layer and leave on. Replenish and hydrate your skin with the Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum by Eminence. Reawaken your skin with the fountain of youth thanks to the restoring pwoers of vegan-friendly hyaluronic acid and vitamin rich strawberried and rhubarb. Repairing and hydrating, this renewing serum will help skin bounce back to a fresh, youthful glow.

Step 6--Moisturize

Hydrate and soften the skin with a moisturizer suited to your skin type. Even oily skins need a light moisturizer to keep skin soft and supple. Apply a layer of moisturizer over the entire face and neck area and leave on. For a lighter application, emulsify a small amount of moisturizer in your hand with a dew drops of water. for extra hydration, apply a thick layer in dry areas. A great Eminence Moisturizer is the Black Perlette Grape Moisturizer that is revitalizing, rejuvenating, Ester-C moisturizer for normal/combination/sensitive/dehydrated and aging skin. Finally a moisturizer that helps return elasticity and smoothes fine lines at the same time. Made from pure grape juice extracted from the "King of Grapes", this whole fruite concoction, including pulp and seeds, packs one of the widest ranges of antioxidants, vitamins, fruit sugars and minerals available. Formulated to turn back time for more youthful looking skin. its revolutionary Ester-C complex base ensures the best possible penetration. for normal, dehydrated, combination, sensitive and aging skin types. Can you say Wow!?

Step 7--Protect

Apply Sun Defense Minerals as per instructed to finish and protect the skin. Suitable for both men and women, The Sun Defense Minerals by Eminence,  is an easy-to-use brush allows you to control the application of the loose minerals from sheer to more oaque. Available in 6 different skin tone shades.

Step 8--Body Care

Emulsify a small amount of body wash with warm water and apply in a circulation motion to the body. Rinse thoroughly. Apply a layer of the sugar scrub to damp skin, preferably during the last part of a shower or bath. Massage in a circular motion on legs, hands, arms, elbows and any part of the body that needs smoothing. Rinse well with warm water and pat dry. Follow with a body lotion according to skin type, massage into the epidermis and leave on. Thanks to Eminence you can use the richness of blueberries with the Blueberry Soy Sugar Scrub, a rich body scrub for all skin types. The antioxidant richness and deep blue nutrition of blueberry pulp gives your skin an extra special treat this summer. Smooth your skin from shoulders to toes with raw sugar cane and enjoy the sexy dewy finish that lasts all day and into the night. Finish your skin maintenance with the Blueberry Shimmer Body Lotion, the moisturizing and smoothing hydrator for all skin types. Sparkle and shine with this vitamin-rich skin smoother featuring the amazing healing action of blueberries and shea butter. skin will not only feel firmed, lifted and soft but a hint of natural minerals will highlight your skin with a subtle shimmering glow.

All of these great products by Eminence, and much more can be found at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Perfect Loose Bun!

In a world where time is money, a girl's gotta learn all the tricks, and short-cuts to look fabulous in record time! Whether you are a full time student, or working a full-time job we all would do just about anything to cut morning primping time in half! The perfect hairstyle that can work in casual and not-so-casual environments is a messy bun. Chic-And-Easy you can do this hairstyle in a snap by following these simple steps:

Step One Apply a healthy amount of straightening hair to barely damp towel dried hair. The Smooth Hair Straightener by Tri is the perfect product. This amazing product works as a Straightening Creme for Smooth, Sleek Looks! Take control over curl and frizz. This temporary straightening creme relaxes curl and adds a smooth silky feel with a reflective shine. Use your fingers to evenly distribute product evenly from roots to tips.

Step Two Using a blow dryer, blow-dry 4 inch sections of hair with a paddle brush. making your hair straight and smooth.

Step Three Pull your hair into a loose ponytail at the crown of your hair with a clear elastic band. Twist and wrap your hair into a messy bun, tucking strands into the elastic band, leaving hair loose.

Step Four By running your fingers through the front of her hair, loosen strands from the elastic, adding texture to your hair. Slide a hair band two inches from your hairline.

Step Five Slide a second hairband three inches behind the first one, creating a chic wave. finally spray your entire head with hairspray holding the can eight inches away to secure your new hairstyle. Searching for the ultimate hair styling aid? One product to replace the five it's taking you to create your current look? You've been looking for Aerogel by Tri. It's a hair spray in a gel base. It works as a fixative, gel spray and root lifter all in one. Aerogel turns every design idea into natural looking reality!


Friday, March 2, 2012

The Popular Shades for Spring this Year

According to fashion experts, the most popular shades for this spring are bold reds, deep purples, bright blues & coral cheeks. At Mission Beauty Salon & Spa it is our goal when it comes Beauty to always know the current trends, and to offer you products and advice that works with that trend. Today, we are going to combine these popular shades, for a chic, fun look saying that Spring has arrived.

Face At this time of year it's to warm to be pale, but not hot enough to sport a full bronze tan. The current trend is a light ginger bronze, that gives color, and a hint to the beginnings of a tan. Your goal is to make your skin appear dewy and fresh, so stick to cremes versus liquid or powder face makeup. Swirl your way to the perfect bronze in one step! With the One Step Bronze by Stila. This innovative triple-swirled helix serum instantly illuminates, bronzes, primes and nourishes the skin. One Step Bronze immediately improves the skintone, evens out your complexion and helps smooth fine lines and wrinkles!

Cheeks It is always good to add a touch of color to those cheeks, to give you that natural flush. This year a popular color, that we see many people sporting is Coral. Stila's Custom Color Blush in Coral includes a hint of golden shimmer, and gives your cheeks a youthful flush. This perceptive one-shade-fits-all powder blush reacts with your skin tone to create a one of a kind customized glow perfect for you.
Lips there are many choices for Lip color depending on your style. you can be bold with Bright Reds, or Demure with Bubble Gum Pink, or Adventurous with a Deep Purple. But with all those choices out there, it is hard to pink a Lip product. Whether you prefer Stains, Glosses or Lipsticks Stila offers many differnt options when it comes to Lip colour. To Look dewy and fresh I would recommend Stila's Long Wear Lip Color. This long-lasting lip color formula glides on lips and stays put, delivering hours of intense moisture and rich, stunning, bold color with a matte, creamy finish. Enriched with ultra-conditioning Vitamin E and avocado oil, Long Wear Liquid Lip Color hydrates and seals in moisture so your lips look and feel irresistibly soft all day.

Eyes With all of the bright colors, and warm sunshine of Spring now is the time to be bold with color, and embrace the brightest hues. the time for subtle dark shades, like winter is over. Get Three eye shadow shades in one - base, crease and liner - make your eye shadow a breeze and create a complete eye look in minutes! With Stila's Eye Shadow Trio. Wear colors alone or together for countless combinations. For a Spring worthy look I'd recommend the After Hours Trio! With Bright Teal, and soft Purple to add a Pop of color to your eyes!


Thursday, March 1, 2012

How to Look more Bronze for Spring.

As we start the beginning of March, the closer we come to Spring Time. This is the time of year, where the sun starts to peak out and flowers hint towards blooming. In the world of Fashion and Beauty, we ditch winter's dark colors and start to embrace bright hues that make you think that Spring has arrived. But, it's still to early in the year to get a good tan. Lucky for us, a bronzed makeup look gives the perfect illusion of tan, glowing skin.

Step One To create the perfect bronzed look, it is more than just adding a bronzer to your routine. First you need to moisturize and cleanse your skin, to make your skin appear healthy and fresh. First cleanse your face with the Sweet Red Rose Cleanser by Eminence. A delicious light cleansing milk with the fresh juices of fragrant roses and maize germ oil. A bouquet of roses for your skin! In one step, thoroughly cleanse your eye and face area, as well as hydrate and vitalize your complexion. Next you want to apply the Sweet Red Rose Whip Moisturizer, also by Eminence. Sweet red rose petals moisturize and rejuvenate, minimize fine lines and make the skin velvety, smooth and hydrated. Created with fragrant sweet red rose petals, pectin and lemon juice. After you moisturize and cleanse your skin, you want to then apply your face makeup.

Step Two First apply a concealer on your eye area, and on any dark spots that appear on your skin. A good concealer to try is the Circle Delete Under Eye Concealer by Jane Iredale. An eye treatment as well as a concealer containing conditioners such as jojoba esters and avocado oil, both high in vitamins A, C, D and E. Contains green tea extract, a potent antioxidant. Next with a sponge, apply a liquid bronzer over your skin. To Create the perfect bronzed look, avoid using fake tanning products. Create an all over sun-kissed glow with the GloBody Bronzer by GloMinerals. This luxurious lotion can be used on all skin types to create a subtle, immediate, all over tan or enhance your own natural tan while giving just a hint of beautiful shimmer.

Step Three Next you want to apply your eye makeup. for this look you are going to want to stick to bronze or natural colors. before you apply eyeliner, use the Mulberry GloEye Shadow Trio by GloMinerals. A complete shadow application trio, complete with contour, highlighter and liner shades. Complete with contour, highlighter and liner shades, this all-in-one eye shadow compact supplies you with a color coordinated palette for any occasion. Each color-rich trio is precisely matched to achieve timeless beauty with crease-free coverage and beautiful hues.

Step Four Your final step to complete this Amazing Bronzed Look for Spring, is to apply a nude, or bronze color to your lips. I would recommend the Juicy Lip Crayon by Jane Iredale; A creamy, mineral-based crayon for enhancing the shape and color of the lips. Top the color with a coat of clear Lip Gloss to give your lips a iridescent, dewy look.