eHOW Style: Facial Brush Cleansing Systems to Remove Blackheads


Vanessa Elese and eHow Style: Facial Brush Cleansing Systems to Remove Blackheads

What is it with Blackheads! They creep up right after you swore you just looked! It’s not fair….Let’ make it right. With these handy gadgets of your choice you can optimize your cleansing routine resulting in a flawless, glowing, poreless and a Blackhead-Free complexion. Try it out. Don’t just take my word for it. You will love the results you feel after your very first trial.  

Here’s a little insider advice– when starting an exfoliating program it is best to follow your Unique face- jumping into a daily routine might be a bit much for some skin types, so start with a 2x/week schedule then gradually build from there. The results will speak for themselves! Your moisturizers and serums will become more effective not to mention your makeup which will glide over your skin! Just wait and see! 

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eHOW Style: Home Remedies to Smooth

Smooth, exfoliated and moisturized is the path to camera ready hands. With a few home remedies you can create your own luxurious moisturizing scrub. Keep in mind you can use your favorite essential oils to make a perfectly tailored blend that is Uniquely You! Have fun, enjoy a great remedy that you can keep sink side for an in-the-moment treat!

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EHOW STYLE: Use Aloe Safely?

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Using Aloe Vera leaf in lotions is a great way to soothe pain from burns and calm irritation from some of the most common dermatological stressors AND help ease angry stressed skin. Whether you are using aloe naturally or buying it in your favorite products, here’s a few things to keep in mind and they just might surprise you!


These tips will help you get the best for your buck!

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Photos Courtesy Rain Africa

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It’s Raining Men, Hallelujah!

CELEBRATING DAD!
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Sometimes singing along with the nursery rhyme “head, shoulders, knees and toes”, Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose are forgotten! So… Dad’s seem to naturally forget them too! DAAAADDD! Gross! Let’s resurrect the neglected areas and pay some special attention just in time for Father’s Day!

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Image Courtesy: Zazzle.com

 Eyes: “Eye goo” is not a cute way to say “I do”! No way! Make a habit, get rid of the gunk! Take a Q-tip and lightly wet it with warm water, then trace the inside tear duct for a truly refreshed perspective.

 Ears: Teen Wolf may be the new primetime TV sensation however, we do not want Dad to become one. Grab a gadget and start to excavate. Ear and Nose trimmers are handy little things that come battery operated, no strenuous machinery involved here! Grab one at your local drug store or department store. 

 Mouth: Dad’s often forget lip care is not just for women. Chapped lips be no more! Try a product that moisturizes without the slippery feel,  glossy finish or strawberry taste: Peter Thomas Roth’s Matte Lip Balm packs antioxidant care into a flavor-free antioxidant lip treatment. Plus-with their no fuss packaging they will really become hooked. 

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 Nose: “Two for the price of One!” Dad’s love saving a pretty penny-An ear, nose, and brow trimmer has multiple functions making it a “good investment”! ( I use this on all of my guys! )Go ahead take it for a spin, Wahl’s ear, Ear Nose and Brow Trimmer

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School’s IN!

The neverending pursuit to refine our beauty bags continues. How do you transport without worry, and travel in consistent luxury without diminishing one iota of your fabulousness? Try some of these tips, tricks and my product picks to help navigate your way through security with your beauty — and beauty essentials — intact.

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* Multi-Range Creams

* Multi-Use Products

* Multi-Tasking Compacts

 

 

 

For more of my tips, tricks and product picks for paring down your travel beauty routine, check out

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Holiday Shopping Blunders

HOLIDAY MAKEUP SHOPPING BLUNDERS

The Holidays are here! Hooray – it’s one of my favorite times of the year.  Anticipation is high with people filled with joy, graciousness and GERMS!!! (HUH?! Cue record skip…)

Ever wander through aisle by aisle of your favorite beauty counters reaching for that SO amazing moisturizing, plumping, lasting, courage granting, diva guaranteeing lipstick that you simply MUST try… and you MUST plant that sweet color on your lips or decadently swirl your fingers around in that sumptuous new concealer perfectly sweeping it under your eyes?    Wait, You have?  NOOOOO!!!!!!

One of the fastest ways to land a bummer of a holiday is to end up with someone else’s nasty germs!  No need to fear,  you can have that amazing holiday look but, with some precautionary shopping tips, learn to really celebrate the holidays with sheer abandon.

WHEN SHOPPING TRY THESE TIPS:

*LIPSTICKS:  can be the worst!  First ask that the lipstick be sprayed down with alcohol, then twist the tube to the top. Take a disposable lip brush at the base, whisk a touch of lipstick to test on your hand, then try matching it in front of your lips.

*EYE SHADOWS:  First allow the cosmetic associates to alcohol the palette, then with a clean makeup brush dust off the first layer of product then try the colors on your hands or if you dare, take a q-tip and dot just between your temple and eye. (Never on the eye when testing!)

*FOUNDATIONS & CREAM BLUSHES:  Pump Bottles are the safest keeping the product in safe harbor while dispensing in a more sanitary way.  However, a quick alcohol rub of the nozzle never hurts prior to jaw line test.

*EYELINERS:  A bit easier than most.  Disinfect with alcohol, have the tip sharpened to a fine point then repeat alcohol rub down. You can test this on your hand as well or dare to try it on your eye. Steer clear of the twist dispenser eyeliners as they can easily be contaminated and should never be used directly on the eye.

*CLICK PEN (concealers, eyes shadows and lips):  Here’s a tip: skip the click!  There’s no way to safely test these handy products. This is a hand test only if you actually want to try it… but beware!!

HERE’S WHAT I FOUND ON MY LATEST VISIT TO MY FAVORITE BEAUTY STORE: 

(Ooey Gooey Lip Gloss, Chunky Monkey Concealer, Pop Goes the Lip Glop) No, these are not the latest names of Ben and Jerry’s newest ice cream flavors.

Were you really going to see if these were your match???!!!!

I ADMIT, AT FIRST GLANCE THIS MAY SEEM LIKE A BIT MUCH, BUT WITH PRACTICE YOUR HEALTHY HABITS WILL KEEP YOU PARTYING LIKE IT’S 1999! (THANK YOU, PRINCE!)

Everyone knows how much of a hygiene stickler I am, so to really err on the side of caution, the only way to truly be a safe tester is to buy the product and try it at home!

HAPPY SHOPPING!