Wednesday, April 25, 2012

What does your makeup say about you?

Unfortunately we live in a world where people judge the book by the cover, I do not condone this stereotype, but you can't change the facts. People want to be friends with indivuals that have the same taste and style. Our mind is convincing us, this person has a bedazzled purse, and I have a bedazzled purse, so we like the same clothes, which means we probably like to do the same things. this is completely and utterly false.

In the world of Fashion, everything from the way we cut and style our hair, and the clothes we wear is a form of expression. We dress in a style, to project the type of person you are, or the type of person you want people to think you are.

Personally, my look doesn't project me in the way that I am, I like to think my look is a mixture of different set "styles". With my black eyeliner, dark eye makeup, unpainted lips, colorful nails, casual clothes I can give people a certain image depending on the day, and to be frank my mood. the dark makeup and eyeliner gives off an "emo" vibe, especially in the months I like to wear black nail polish. but do I think of myself as "emo" no, I do not. There is also the unpainted lips, and the fact I do not wear foundation, if you ask the "experts" they say the unpainted lips and face hints towards insecurities, or just not "caring" about my look. which isn't true, I do care about my looks, foundation makes me feel like I'm trying to cover myself up and I don't like the "i'm trying so hard" feeling it gives me, and the lack of lip colour, It's sticky and feels wierd when I eat breakfast. The bright colorful nail color sends of the picture that I'm young, and immature. Which I think we all have those moments, but picking the same nail colors as a kindergardner (which I do) does send off the wrong image (to guys), I know you ladies understand when I say the bright colors are fun, and make me feel like summer has arrived!

I'm comfortable with who I am, and what my style is. But, sometimes it does bug me when people get the wrong impression. So I've listed several makeup trends, and what it tells people about you!

Red Lips Women who paint their lips that bold shade of red, send off the image of extremely confident, super sexy and in control woman. According to studies, women who wear red lipstick have better careers. On an internet survey, over 3,000 women buy red lipstick because it gives them a sense of control and confidence, and make them feel more successful.

Mirabellia Lip Colour--Ruthless--Rich, high-pigment fashion shades go on smoothly and stay put with no bleeding. Available in 18 shades. Lead-free; Paraben-free.

Pink Lips Women who choose pink lip colour, especially light pink, send off the sweet, innocent, romantic image. It also indicates happiness, and a fantastic love life. Hence, we see alot of this color on wedding days!

Mirabellia Lip Colour--Vineyard--Rich, high-pigment fashion shades go on smoothly and stay put with no bleeding. Available in 18 shades. Lead-free; Paraben-free.

Bright Eye Shadow Women who rock those bright shades, give people the impression of having a flamboyant personality. People naturally think, the more severe the shade, the more bold the person.

GloEye Shadow--Ocean--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.

Smoky Eyes The smoky eye is the most classic, popular eye makeup look. Sooty eyes exude a sense of mystery and tons of sexiness. The eyes become the unmistakable focal point of the face, but in a very sultry, come-hither sort of way.

GloMetallic Smoky Eye Kit--Smoky eyes are always on trend and now a simple look to create. The gloMetallic smoky eye kit includes four essential colors for creating a sultry, metallic smoky eye in a sleek, mirrored compact and an easy five step application guide. Can be applied dry or wet to increase pigment; great if using as an eye liner.

Barely there Makeup Women who have a less-is-more attitude towards makeup are essentially self-confident and very comfortable in their own skin.You may be a makeup minimalist, but you're religious when it comes to skincare-- your glowing complexion speaks for itself!

Energizing Pomegranate Cleanser--Wake up call on the double! Dual-action foam cleanses and tones. Contains Murad's powerful Energizing Pomegranate Complex™, a vitalizing blend of artemia to help stimulate healthy cell function and pomegranate antioxidants to help defend skin.

Manicured Nails Perfectly manicured nails -- especially if yours are long and lacquered with colorful varnish -- are synonymous with a pretty leisurely life, as to keep up a look like this you can't use your hands much. Dark polishes are more high-maintenance than lighter shades since any chips will be more obvious.


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Basics for All Skin Types

We've all been told that to achieve perfect, healthy skin that you need to cleanse, tone and moisturize on a nightly or weekly basis, depending on your routine. But, have you ever asked yourself the reason? Why should we also exfoliate, use a masque and a serum?

Why Exfoliate? Exfoliation is the key to vibrant skin. Hungarian estheticians have long known that regular exfoliation to remove the hard keratin layer build-up brings luminosity and clarity to the skin. For younger skin, exfoliation unplugs pores and keeps the skin clear and smooth. For mature skin, exfoliation is essential to help minimize fine lines, remove dry flakes and to revive sluggish skin.

Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant-daily use rice based dual action exfoliant for all skin types-
Gently buff and smooth your skin for a bright and radiant complexion with this mild daily use organic cleansing exfoliant from Eminence. Designed to activate when combined with water, oil absorbing rice powder along with lactic and salicylic acids remove dead skin cells and soften skin while antioxidant rich strawberries and rhubarb cleanse and tighten pores. Results oriented gentle enough for sensitive to mature skin types.

Why use Masques? Using a face masque once or twice per week will dramatically increase the elasticity and health of your skin. Eminence masques contain high amounts of concentrated vitamins and nutrient-rich ingredients. When used consistently, once or twice per week, masque applications allow the active ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin giving additional hydration and firming benefits. Treatment masques can be used to control acne, rosacea, dryness or oiliness.

Strawberry Rhubarb Masque-hydrating and replenishing masque for normal to dry skin types- Plump and replenish skin for a renewed youthful flush with juicy strawberried, calming rhubarb and restoring vegan friendly hyaluronic acid. Moisture is returned when these hydrating ingredients penetrate the deepest layers of your skin while the gentle exfoliation of salicylic acid found in refining strawberries ensures an overall refreshed appearance and beautiful sweet cheeks.

Why use Serums, Oils and Concentrates? Serums, oils and concentrates are beauty elixirs that infuse skin with pure vitamins and herbs. They are applied as the last step before moisturizing after your skin has been cleansed and toned. The light liposome of a serum and concentrated oil base of  luxurious oils ensure deep penetration into the skin to impart a healthy glow from within. The active ingredients plump and smooth skin to give it a youthful look. Serums, oils and concentrates are often a neglected step since their use is not clearly understood.

Strawberry Rhubarb Hyaluronic Serum-replenishing and hydrating serum for all skin types especially dehydrated- Reawaken your skin with the fountain of youth thanks to the restoring powers of vegan friendly hyaluronic acid and vitamin rich strawberries and rhubarb. Repairing and hydrating, this renewing serum will help skin bounce back to a fresh, youthful glow.


Friday, April 20, 2012

The Look of Spring by Stila

Let me just first start out by saying, I'm addicted to makeup! And I will never claim to being a makeup guru! Like most of you out there I had a terrible ugly duckling stage when I was thirteen. braces, pimples, ick! When I was thirteen I thought cover up and black eyeliner would solve my delima. I also thought that my eyeshadow needed to go all the way up to my eyebrows. I'm happy to say, I grew up, and let me just say my taste has severely improved, as well as my application skills.

Working with makeup, skincare and haircare products my knowledge has significantly improved. especially when it comes to makeup. my first love. At Mission Beauty Salon & Spa we carry several different makeup lines, I won't lie to you, I love all of them for different reasons and different products. one of my Top Three, is Stila Cosmetics.

The genius's of Stila Cosmetics have created a look, that I find the perfect look for spring. it's bright, and cheerful without being to much. Which in my mind is perfect!

To Create this look you need a couple of products by Stila:

  • Stila's Lip and Cheek stain is a must for the spring. Used as a sheer blush, or a lip tint this revolutionary formula is easy to build and blend. The best part?  All of the Crush stains react to your personal pH to give you a beautiful, fresh-faced flush in your perfect shade of pink. 
  • When I need an extra pop of color I go straight for Stila’s custom color blush.  This perceptive one-shade-fits-all powder blush reacts with your skin's pH to create a one-of-a-kind, customized shade perfect for you! The weightless powder can be layered to achieve just the right amount of color and coverage. Beware, a little goes a very long way, and gives a strong shot of color. The blush contains a spherical silicone elastomer treated powder that provides a soft focus effect and diffuses light. The effect is youthful and glowing. 
  • To finish the look, I use the Stila All Over Shimmer powder duo.  This gorgeous all over shimmer powder combines the soft champagne Kitten and a pale iridescent pink. This multi-purpose powder instantly enhances the complexion with a fresh, radiant glow. This powder can be used as an eye shadow, highlighter, cheek color and to enhance the décolleté.
  • And last but not least, to complete the easy look I suggest using the Eye Shadow Trio in Goddess. Three eye shadow shades in one - base, crease and liner - make your eye shadow a breeze and create a complete eye look in minutes! Wear colors alone or together for countless combinations.

  • XOXO

    Thursday, April 19, 2012

    How to create the Perfect Nude Lip

    Do you see other women with perfect nude lip colour, and think, I wish I could do that? Well you have come to the right website. At Mission Beauty Salon & Spa we offer all the tools and advice you will need to create the Perfect Nude Lip. And the great thing is, is that you can create the Perfect Nude Lip in three fast, unbelievably east steps, using only three products!

    Step One Before you try this look make sure your lips are well exfoliated. The gloExfoliating lip wand by gloMinerals exfoliates and conditions all in one step! Nourishing wax microcrystals melt on contact and lock in moisture to prevent dry skin from returning, leaving lips soft and moisturized. Jojoba conditions the lips and a light peachy scent delights the senses.

    Step Two Next, use your finger or a lip brush to blend a light layer of concealer onto your lips. When applying the concealer to your lips, don’t go overboard or your lips might end up looking a bit muddy. Whether covering an occasional blemish, scarring, hyperpigmentation or a visible skin condition, herein lies the solution. gloCamouflage oil-free by gloMinerals offers rich pigments to conceal and clinically advanced treatment ingredients to help improve dark circles and hyperpigmentation.

    Step Three To complete the look add a layer of clear lipgloss for a basic, lush, nude lip look. If you want color with shine and antioxidant benefits, without annoying flavor or fragrance use the gloGloss by gloMinerals. For the Perfect Nude Lip, use the Shine gloGloss, or if you want a hint of color try the Whisper gloGloss.


    Tuesday, April 17, 2012


    gloMinerals is a makeup system uniquely formulated for skincare professionals and their clients. These advanced formulations combine pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, natural high-pigment minerals and the power of antioxidants. The result is clinically advanced mineral makeup that covers and helps correct and protect. gloMinerals offers the hottest hues and color favorites, all rich in pigment and ready to wear. Colors that represent a blissful union of fashion and timeless offering the perfect glo.

    Base Basics all makeup starts with the basics. and the first step is creating that perfect, smooth canvas. Use the gloFace Primer creates an even, ideal canvas for foundation by filling in wrinkles and large pores so that foundation goes on looking porcelain smooth. gloMinerals even offers gloCamouflage to camouflage blemishes, scarring, hyperpigmentation or visible skin conditions on the face. Available in Golden, Beige, Golden-honey, Natural. Want something easier? more compact? travel worthy? Get the same great coverage with the gloCoverz-it stick, covers and helps heal blemishes with chamomile and salicylic acid. Available in two shades light and medium. Once you've created that perfect canvas, you can apply your foundation. when you use gloMinerals you have many different options when it comes to your foundation. gloMinerals has gloPressed base, a compact mineral foundation; gloProtective Liquid Foundation, a sheer liquid foundation available in Satin or Matte depending on your skin type; gloLoose base, a light loose powder foundation. so whatever your preference, powder or liquid, gloMinerals has all you need when it comes to foundation. Once you've applied foundation you can finish with a spritz of gloMoist hydration mist. A blend of antioxidants and anti-aging benefits that hydrates instantly. Spray the skin before or after makeup application to set makeup and to refresh the skin throughout the day.

    Cheeks & Glo now that you've created a perfect canvas, complete with your shade of foundation we need to add some face colour. while its one thing to want a natural even tone with your foundation, it is important to add some blush and color to those cheeks to make you appear more natural. Now that we are in spring, I don't know about you but I lost some of my tan over the winter. so get a jump start to that summer tan and choose a good bronzer. the gloBronzer is an easy to use bronzer created to help achieve a natural, healthy glo. Can be worn alone, on top of or underneath base. And because we are girls, we have an unatural obsession with glitter. So to add a little sparkle use the gloDust 24k, a clever color and shine enhancer that delivers a range of effects from a subtle sparkle to glided skin tone. Use on the face, body, in the hair or wherever shimmer is desired. If you want to illuminate your skin, minus the glitter, gloMinerals offers the gloHighlighter. This pink luminescent cream adds a subtle radiance to instantly brighten the complexion. Once you've added that glo-ing tan, you can add some blush to those cheeks. whether you want a cream blush, powdered blush or a duo blush gloMinerals has what you need. But, for me personally you can't beat the classic. the gloBlush by gloMinerals is a high pigment blush with a wide variety of colors for expert shading and highlighting.

    Eyes This is personally my favorite part of being a girl. The eye makeup! The colors! the sparkle! and can I just say how somwthing as simple as color can makes your eyes POP. The first step is the gloLid primer, it prevents oil from interfering with eye makeup application, allowing for more vibrant color and longer wear. No matter your personal style, or how you like to apply your eyeliner gloMinerals has what you need. The gloCream eye liner has luxurious cream pigments to enable easy precision lining at the lash line. Or, the gloPrecision eye pencil, formulated for even the most sensitive eyes, the colors glide on and never run. Each pencil has an artists' tip to help smudge and blend pigment. And then the really amazing part of the process, the color! the gloEye shadow rich hues and timeless color favorites deliver cease-free coverage to highlight and enhance eyes. 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. Finish your eyes with a swipe or two of the gloLash lengthening mascara, add definition and extend lashes to their fullest length with a simple swipe.

    Lips now that we have done all of this, don't insult your reflection by ignoring your lips. First, use the gloLip filler pencil, a liner that smoothes fine lines around the lips and prevents feathering. don't forget to exfoliate with the exfoliating lip wand, a nourishing wax microcrystals gently exfoliate and then melt to lock in moisture and prevent dry skin from returning, leaving lips soft and moisturized. Jojoba conditions the lips and a delicate peach scent delights the senses. Outline, and create lip shape with gloPrecision lip pencil, a long wearing water-resistant liner to define lips and help keep color in place. Each pencil has a lip brush to make blending easy. If you're looking for the perfect combo of a gloss and a lipstick, look no further than the gloRoyal lip crayon. A crayon-inspired, chunky pencil that shades the lips with a moisture rich, long-lasting sheer gloss, and has the precision of a pencil. If you want more plump, kissable lips without changing your color try the gloLip plumper in clear, contains marine collagen filling spheres, which swell with the body's natural moisture, and safflower oil to hydrate and nourish, leaving lips plump and protected.

    gloMinerals formulations deliver unsurpassed coverage, broad spectrum UV protection and assist in combating free radical damage. gloMinerals offers innovative new products in a rich color palette of the hottest hues and timeless color classics. Our clinical skincare makeup line is embraced by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and leading skin care professionals worldwide. you can find all that glo offers, and much more at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.


    Thursday, April 12, 2012

    The Perfect Makeup Look for Spring

    Springtime makes us think of Flowers. Flowers make us think of Easter. and Easter, besides making us think of candy and easter eggs, makes us think of Easter Colors. In our last blog we talked about the Neon Makeup Trend that was hitting the runways by storm this year, but not all of us want to strut down the sidewalk with bright pink lips, and shockingly vibrant yellow eye shadows.

    But, Spring is the time where your makeup should be more colorful. It's the time we throw out those Burgundy Lip Colours and Dark Dusky Shadows, and add a little pinch of color. While those dark shades work splendidly during Winter, in Spring, it just makes you think of death. If you are unsure what colors to stick to, and still wanna be in the current trend these colors are the ones for you: Light Pink, Lavender, Baby Blue, Beige, Light Green. And if you are still confused, think of the colors you see during Easter as a color guide.

    GloMinerals is a skin nurturing mineral makeup for beauty with a higher purpose. Advanced formulations combine pharmaceutical-grade ingredients, natural high-pigment minerals and the power of antioxidants. The result is clinically advanced makeup that covers and helps correct and protect. glominerals cosmetics deliver unsurpassed coverage, broad spectrum UV protection and helps combat free radical damage. This clinical mineral makeup line is preferred by dermatologists and leading skincare professionals worldwide. Perfect skin isn't a matter of luck, it's a matter of science. GloMinerals makes science beautiful.

    The GloEye Shadow Trio in Napoli, is the perfect color palette that screams spring. A complete shadow application trio, complete with contour, highlighter and liner shades. 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. The pale pink shadow looks good on any skin tone, while the light blue, and beige shadow are just dark enough to ad contrast to your eyeshadow, without appearing to dark, and keeps the light pink from being to dominating.

    Define your eyes with GloLiquid Eyeliner and watch the heads turn. Long-lasting and easy to apply, GloLiquid Eyeliner glides along the lash line to create a look that's uniquely you. Apply a thick, dark line for a bold, evening look, or a thin, fine line for a softer, daytime appearance. The GloLiquid Eyeliner is available in three shades, but to channel Springtime, I would recommend using the Mocha GloLiquid Eyeliner.

    The GloBlush in Bare, is a subtle pink that works well with the Napoli GloEye Shadow Trio by GloMinerals.
    High pigment blush for expert shading and highlighting. 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.

    Complete the Look, with a swipe of Color. The GloMinerals GloLip Filler Pencil a liner primer that leaves lips looking smooth, soft and professionally defined. Smoothes and fills fine lip lines to prevent feathering and fading while supporting hydration of the lips. Once you apply the GloLip Filler, you can apply your color. The GloRoyal Lip Crayon in Imperial Pink is a personal favorite of mine. 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. Check out the other amazing products offered by GloMinerals at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa!


    Tuesday, April 10, 2012

    Neon Beauty Trend: 5 Ways to Wear

    The Latest and Hottest Trend this Spring is Neon Makeup! I know what you are thinking, Neon? How do you make Neon Makeup look good? Neon colors create a bold statement. So If you're not afraid to be bold, and turn heads in the process, this new trend is for you! It works great on every skin tone and compliments almost ever look, if worn properly. You can wear this colorful trend in five different ways:

    Lips Electricly Bright Lips can work great, especially if you couple it with classic black eyeliner and a stunningly porcelain complexion. Keep your other makeup minimal, to really give your Lips that POP of Color! This Spring, the colors that are hot, is Vibrant Fuchsia to Neon Tangerine Lips. A great Lip Colour, that works great with all skin tones is the Moi Lip Colour by Mirabella. Rich, high-pigment fashion shades go on smoothly and stay put with no bleeding. Available in 18 shades. Lead-free; Paraben-free.

    And if you reallly want to make that bright, hot pink stand out you can also try pairing the Moi Lip Colour with the Hypnotic Lip Lustre Liner by Mirabella. heer, brilliant lip liner is easy to blend and layer. Aloe Vera keeps lips soft and application comfortable. Long-wearing shiny finish creates the perfect base for lip gloss formulas. Available in six shades.

    Eyes Neon Eyeshadows can look elegant and gorgeous! Even though that seems kind of unbelievable, It's true! IF you wear it properly (Nicki Minaj doesn’t count). In order to look bright, but not vulgar wearing neon eyeshadow shades, you need just to pair your fave neon color with a natural one to get a perfect beauty balance. For example, you can apply a bit of yellow eyeshadow to the inner corners of your eyes and neutral brown to the lid.

    Banana and Mink GloEye Shadow by GloMinerals is the perfect example of making neon eyeshadows chic, and elegant. Using the Banana GloEye Shadow, brush on the bright yellow along your lash line, as well as the inner corners of your lid. Then using, the Mink GloEye Shadow, sweep the colour in your crease, below the brow bone. Make sure to blend well, so that you see the change from yellow to brown perfectly!

    Eye Liner If you can’t venture to apply a shocking eyeshadow shade, start your neon beauty experiments with a vivid liner color. Luckily there is great variety to choose from. Try pairing green, blue or purple liner colors with a clean face. It will make your eyes pop like nothing else. This look is great for the office, it keeps your other make up minimal, and gives just a touch of color, that ensures people will be looking at your eyes! Great for business meetings!

    Bright Yellow or Bright Pink might still be a little scary for those of us, myself included, that never really tried bright neon makeup before. So a nice baby step, would be a light blue eye liner. The Peacock Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner by Stila is an amazing choice! You'll go crazy for Smudge Sticks! This highly pigmented, waterproof eye liner glides on to deliver intense, vibrant color with staying power.

    Nails In search of an appropriate accessory for your neutral outfit, neon painted nails will do the job. Try coral, orange or bright pink if you have a warm skin tone or go for purple, yellow or blue if your skin tone is cool.

    Cheeks Not actually neon, but heavily blushed cheeks are among the hottest ways to wear bright makeup colors this Spring! Hot Pinks, Bright Oranges...bright blush gives you that gorgeous face color, and is a great way to use the bright shades to highlight and contour your face to make those cheek bones stand out!

    the Rouge Crushed Mineral Blush by Youngblood is amazing! A nice bright, yet subtle pink that works for all skin tones. Our Crushed Mineral Blush offers a hint of luscious color that can be applied to the cheeks, temples, eyes, or lips for a healthy natural glow. Our exclusive sifter component makes dispensing easy and precise; with a tap of a finger, you get just the right amount--no mess, no waste.
    All these great products listed, and much, much more can be found at Mission Beauty Salon & Spa.