Spring Cleaning

If you follow me on Instagram (@thereallifebeauty), you may have seen portions of this newest YouTube video in my Instagram story last week. I get asked this question often, how do I clean my makeup brushes, so here is a short little how-to.

This is a crucial step that I make sure to cover with my Beauty School Drop-In students. If you are interested in Beauty School Drop-In sessions, there will be 5 available for Mother's Day. Subscribe to the email list here to get the first chance to snag one.  Contact me for more info on these 3 personalized sessions.

There are SO many people who confess to me that they rarely or never clean their brushes. This is not good! Brushes are expensive and they are tools you are using to create a flawless face. You want to wash them with a gentle cleanser and let them air dry. Ideally, you would do this weekly but you should at least be doing it 1-2 times per month.  

Proper cleansing and care will insure your brushes are not harboring yucky bacteria and they will last you a good, long time. 

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Think Green in March!

Happy March!

I couldn't help myself, ya'll! Having the month themed by color has be so fun and I'm having so much fun curating content around the idea of color. 

I couldn't help myself, ya'll! Having the month themed by color has be so fun and I'm having so much fun curating content around the idea of color. 

We are going to start this month off by featuring one of the most important items in the Kevin Murphy line....the Maxi.Wash.

Maxi.wash is a detoxifying shampoo that breaks down fatty acids for a clean, clear scalp. The balancing essential oils penetrate the scalp to brighten hair and purify an oily or flaky scalp. It contains anti pollutant ingredients that remove build-up of unwanted products and chemicals. 

How to use: Apply to wet hair and gently massage into hair and scalp (do not scrub), leave for 1 minute then rinse.

Benefits: Sulphate free, grapefruit and citrus, Paraben free, Removes unwanted product and mineral build-up, Brightens grey, limp or dull hair, Detoxifies sluggish or flaky scalp, Prepares hair to absorb nutrients, Pre colour treatment, Soothes irritated scalps, pH 5.5 – 6.5

Thankfully, I found out about this tool!

It's the Product Matchmaker. Check it out here.

Once I wrapped my head around the line and starting thinking of each product with the same mentality as skin care, it totally clicked into place and it was much easier to understand that Maxi.Wash was the exfoliant step in the cleansing process!

Now I used it weekly on myself and always before a color client or a treatment. This is a take home product that you can buy and use yourself weekly and before your chemical appointment.  It is the first step in the Treat.Me Experience, which I am excited to be offering now. You will be seeing a lot of this on social media and the blog. 

This is a luxury add on to your styling session, haircut or color service. 

More info to come soon! If you are seeing me this week, make sure to ask about this experience!

The Treat.Me experience has been likened to "Botox for your hair!". Add this to your list of self-care to dos this month! Its a little luxury that will make you feel so polished and ready to take on the world! 

Don't forget about the importance of self-care! I have been running myself ragged but I did manage to hide out in my bathroom for a little while and do some exfoliating, cleansing and moisturizing of my body and hair. Did you see this little snippet on Instagram/YouTube/Facebook?

In this video, you will see some of my favorite things to use in hair and skin care. If you have any questions about Younique makeup or skin care, please let me know. I am happy to help you choose any Younique products or shades, if you are ordering before March 11, please use this link!