On a never ending search for the most practical, economical, and of course the best skin care and make-up products.
Can I buy a kit and wax myself, I don't want people seeing parts...what kits are good?
Sure you can! Sally’s has a starter kit by Gigi with a wax warmer, and all the essentials you need.
BUT. Have you ever had anything waxed? It hurts! Like….. alot, I’m not even going to sugar coat it. It’s much easier to let someone else hurt you than to hurt yourself. Also, anyone who does this for a living sees about 15 “parts” a day. We really don’t actually look at it, we just try to get the hair off as quickly and painlessly as possible. Professionals also use products that are much much better than anything you’ll find at Sally’s.
So, go take a shower, pop a Xanax, and have a friend take you to a wax center to have someone do it for you! (I recommend finding a European Wax Center close to you)
To motivate myself to update this blog more often, I’m going to attempt to do the thirty day makeup challenge.
Day one: When did you start putting makeup on?
I started wearing makeup in sixth grade! My parents were extremely against it, so I had my best friend buy my makeup for me, and I put it on in the school bathroom before my first class. I remember being obsessed with this awful pink and blue cream eyeshadow palette, and frosty baby pink lipgloss that I wore every day. I’m so glad I’ve evolved since then!
Excuse the dumb duck face, but I really liked my makeup yesterday. 100% of it is NYX! I went on a NYX buying spree at Ulta the other day, and finally bought the HD Foundation, and it works great! Definitely compares to Makeup For Ever’s HD foundation. For anyone looking for a great brand of professional, quality make up, that’s about 1/2 the cost of department store brands, try NYX!
Edit: The eyelashes are not NYX, they’re Eylure Katy Perry lashes in “Oh My!” They’re the best lashes I’ve worn thus far!
I have a ? I am 20, med asian yellow skin, and moderate acne on both of my cheeks w/ red scarring, some on my chin & a few red bumps on my forehead. The regime i use is clarins cottonseed cleanser, bodyshop teatree toner, peter thomas roth aha/bha acne clearing gel(am) or estee lauder's night repair(pm), and either shiseido advance revitalizer or philosophy hope in a jar moisturizer + neutrogena sunscreen & nothing has happened to my skin in the past 2 months. Is something wrong?
Wow, okay here we go!
- Clarin’s Cottonseed cleanser is for normal skin, and it seems like you have oily skin. Switch your cleanser to something for oily/acne prone skin!
- The tea tree toner is probably fine since tea tree is an antiseptic, but make sure to read the label to see if alcohol is an ingredient. If it is, find something without alcohol.
- The night cream you’re using is probably too thick for your skin. Acne prone/oily skin doesn’t need cream moisturizers, so switch to a lotion type moisturizer.
- Your regimen is ALL OVER the place!!! Find a line of skincare that is geared specifically toward clearing up acne. I recommend Aveda’s or Dermalogica’s acne specific lines. Stay away from Proactive or any duplicate of it.
I hope this helps! Your current regimen is not going to do anything to help your skin!
She wax it all off.
I recently began a job as a “Waxing Specialist” at a European Wax Center location in Dallas, and it’s already been an adventure. I’ve heard way too many horror stories about people who have gotten bad waxes before, and had been afraid to get waxed for a long time after that. So if any of you out there are who are skeptical about waxing, I have a few tips for you on what to look out for when getting waxed!
- To get the best wax, go somewhere that specializes in waxing! I just want to hit people when they say they went to a strip mall nail salon to get a Brazilian. Really? Waxers at places like EWC and Pretty Kitty do anywhere from 5-10 bikini waxes (in addition to other body parts) a day, whereas a nail technician might do a few a week. I would definitely only trust my lady parts to someone who specializes in waxing them, and not someone who would rather do your nails.
- YOU SHOULD NEVER GET BURNED. If you’re getting a wax, especially on the face or bikini area, and you feel like you’re getting burned…. that’s because you’re getting burned. Wax that is too hot is a sign that you’re waxer is inexperienced, and the whole waxing process is going to be unnecessarily painful. Hot wax can not only burn your skin, but it can also melt into your skin, making it easier for the waxer to actually rip patches of your skin off. So, if your waxer lays down one strip of too hot wax, let them get it off, hop off the table, and leave.
- If you see your waxer dip the same stick into the wax pot more than once, get up and leave. And report them to the Health Department. If they’re putting wax all up on your lady parts, then putting the stick back into the same wax…. that means all kinds of lady part nastiness is infiltrating the wax. And you’re probably not the only person they have waxed or will wax with that same wax pot. Disgusting. Watch them to be sure every stick is thrown away after one use.
- There’s no reason you can’t get a perfect Brazilian in 15 minutes or less. When you’re booking an appointment, ask how long it will take. If they say 45 minutes (like many places do) that’s another reason to turn around and walk out.
I hope I didn’t scare anybody with the possibilities of what can happen if you get a bad wax, but these are all extremely important things to look out for!
Heyyy everyone! Obviously I’ve been a little absent lately, and I apologize. I’ve been busy and stressed out, and lacking inspiration. Plus, I just have a lack of confidence and feel weird putting my face on the blog. Anyway, I made a personal blog and would love for you all to to follow if you want!
Love your make-up! I'm an esthetician but I'm deeefinitely more into the skin care, less into the make-up... good thing the industry has people like you! haha
Thank you thank you! I’ve been feeling kind of unsure about my abilities lately:)
asked you: Hi! I just wanted to say congratulations! You finally got your license!!!! I want to become an esthetician and I’m so thankful to have found you. After everything you’ve gone through, what would you recommend for someone who wants to attend esthetics school in regards to preparation?
Thank you so much! I’m excited to finally get to working. Esthetics school is a big commitment, even though it’s only 6 months (depending on the state you live in). If I were you, I would definitely tour EVERY school that offers Esthetology, and choose the one that you think is the most professional, friendly, clean, and seems the most like a “real” spa. Do not just go somewhere because that’s where everyone you know goes, but pick out the place that is going to really impress future employers EVEN if it means driving a bit farther than you want to every day. Next, figure out how your work and school schedules are going to correlate. If you have to find a new job for whatever reason, do it before you start school, because if you go to a good school, you will probably feel overwhelmed the first few weeks and you won’t want to deal with finding a job/figuring out your schedule.
Before you start school as well, you really need to aquire some studying and sales skills. Studying at home is going to be crucial for your almost daily tests at school as well as for the state exam. SALES are important becasue the more treatments you upgrade, and the more product you sell, the more likely it is that you’ll be hired at the best spas in your area. Skills aside, sales are the biggest thing employers look for.
I hope this helps! Feel free to ask any more questions! Good luck:)
White and purple, my favorites!
I might seriously want you to wax all of me. I hate body hair.
If you can get a ride up there, I’ll do it! Hehe:)
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