Fall Beauty Tips & Trends

Today is the first day of fall, and even though it doesn't feel like it in most parts of the country, it does start today!  In honor of the change in season, we are devoting this week's beauty tip post to changes in your beauty routine that should revolve around the change in temperature. When the season and temperature changes, so should your beauty routine.  Your hair and skin react differently to cooler climates, so you need to redefine your regimen to get the results you want to see. If you want to adapt when the weather gets colder, take note of these fall beauty tips to keep your skin healthy and your hair looking beautiful.

Prevent Chapped Lips

Many women only experience chapped lips in the Fall and Winter months. Avoid licking your lips and use a moisturizing lipstick in the daytime hours and apply lip balm before you go to bed. If you're a teen, enjoy the many lip products on the market for your age group and dazzle your smile.

To remove any unwanted dry skin off of your lips, you can exfoliate them with your toothbrush when you brush your teeth. In a pinch, add a dab of Vaseline to protect them.

Now that we are just past the autumnal equinox, it is time to shake up your beauty routine to adjust for the cooler months coming. The Fall is a time of change. Making small and subtle changes now will help you look and feel your best this season.

Here are some Fall beauty tips that are easy to incorporate into your routine.

Skin

As the winds change, it is likely that your skin will be exposed to dryness and chapping. Look to the produce of the season to prepare a nourishing mask for your skin. Pumpkin is ideal – not only is it high in vitamin A, C and antioxidants, it has wonderful moisturizing properties.

Prepare a mask of 2 Tbs cooked pumpkin and 1 Tbs honey. Apply it all over your face and leave for about 10-15 minutes before washing off.

Hair

Just as the trees shed their leaves you also tend to shed more hair during this season. Condition your scalp to strengthen fine, new hairs right at the beginning of their growth period.

Nails

Your nails are likely to become brittle as the weather changes. Keep them well filed to avoid snags that lead to ripping and breakage. Also avoid fast drying nail polishes as they contains isopropyl alcohol (IPA) which causes them to become even more brittle and flaky.

Moisturize your nails and hands with a thick natural moisturizer. Sesame oil is wonderful, you need just a few teaspoonfuls. Add a few drops of tea tree oil to help keep harmful bacteria away (especially from your toenails).

Body

It’s likely you will have put away your summer shorts in favor of jeans, trousers and stockings. Even though you cannot see the dry skin on your legs, it exists and will probably increase through the season. It’s an ideal time to exfoliate.

Prepare a scrub from 1/2 cup cooked, pureed pumpkin and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Apply to your body using gentle, circular motions and then rinse off with warm water.

We hope that these simple beauty tips help inspire you as you prepare for fall.  Check back next week when we talk tips for spray tanning.

Have a great weekend!

Top 10 Wedding Beauty Tips-Part 2 of 2

It's Thursday, which means it is time for another beauty tip!  This week, we continuing our Top 10 Wedding Beauty Tips series we started last week.

6. Make sure you drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. This is easier said then done, but, trust us, it works. It keeps your complextion refreshed, vibrant, & healthy looking. If you just despise water, throw a little lemon or lime in it or for a crisper taste, toss in cucumber slices. It is also really important to not drink too much alcohol the night before. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! 7. Schedule your spray tan 2 days prior to your wedding.   Ladies, it’s SO important that you schedule your spray tan 2 days before your big day so that you have time for the tan to settle into your skin.  It is also very important to exfoliate your entire body prior to getting your spray tan.  You will end up with better overall results.  Spray tanning is also a good way to cover-up unwanted blemishes, and in some cases, pesky tattoos. 8. Makeup Setting Spray- Setting your makeup is so important, that we had to mention it twice!  A Florida bride must! Urban Decay All Nighter & Model in a Bottle are go-to’s.  A light mist of hairspray also works well...we know it sounds crazy, but it works.  After attending an event this past weekend where everyone was sweating and their makeup was running, we kept getting compliments on how flawless our makeup looked! 9. Faux eyelashes...opt out for strip lashes- If you want false eyelashes, individuals or clusters look more  natural.  We recently triple-lashed a bride with individual lashes and it added some much drama to her overall look.  Individual lashes look more natural too. 10. Lip exfoliant before applying lip color! Jane Iredale Sugar Butter Lip Exfoliant is a  favorite.. and it’s edible!  We also prefer to use a lip liner and a gloss instead of a lipstick to prevent the lip from flaking or drying out.

 That's it!  If you follow these simple beauty tips, you will be sure to look flawless on your wedding day and beyond!

Check back next Thursday when we feature our top fall beauty trends.

Have a great weekend!

Second September Promotion

Since September is one of our favorites months, we figured that instead of offering just one promotion this month, that we would offer two!  In preparation for wedding season (and Homecoming, Fantasy Fest, the Navy Ball, Holiday parties and all of the other upcoming events in Key West), we are offering a great package for hair and makeup services.

Starting today, any new client that books a package for hair and makeup services for 3 or more people (bridesmaids, mothers, friends, sisters, etc.), will receive $30 off each package.  This brings the package down to $175 each, which is an amazing deal for professional, on-site hair and makeup application. 

To take advantage of this promotion, you must book services and pay in full no later than September 30, 2011.  Appointments can be made in advance for dates after September 2011, as long as the packages are paid in full by September 30, 2011.  For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards (a small processing fee applies), as well as checks and money orders.  To schedule your  beauty appointments or for more information, please email Kelly (beautyboutique@comcast.net)

Be sure to check out our wonderful September Spa Promotion for information on how you can get a manicure, pedicure and spray tan for FREE.

Happy Fall Y'all!

September Spa Promotion

September generally ushers in the beginning of all things fall...back-to-school shopping, football season, the crisp chill in the air, and for us, it is the time before the busy season starts.  We didn't want September to come and go without offering a special promotion for all of our loyal fans (and new customers too). For the entire month of September, when you book 5 or more Spa Combination Packages (manicure, pedicure and spray tan), you will receive 10% off the manicure and pedicure and 50% off the spray tan.  This brings the package down to $125 each.  PLUS, the bride (or the person doing the booking for the group) will receive their package for FREE!  This promotion isn’t just for brides!  Grab your some of best girlfriends and spend an afternoon pampering yourselves at home.  This is a great way to say goodbye to summer and hello to fall.

To take advantage of this great promotion, please email us at beautyboutique@comcast.net or call us at 305.879.2846.

Appointments can be made in advance for dates after September as long as payment is received by September 30, 2011.  This promotion is only around for a limited time, so contact us today!

Happy Fall Y'all!