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Beauty & Wellness...Time Well Spent!
Beauty is not just looking great, it’s about feeling that way also. You see looking beautiful is about what everyone else notices about you. But feeling beautiful is how you feel about yourself. I always grew up hearing "Pretty is as Pretty Does". So you might look pretty on the outside but inside you are not really what you appear.
Beauty and wellness services have a way of connecting you to yourself. So treating yourself to some pampering is a great thing! By enhancing your own beauty it will elevate your self esteem. Making sure to take time for beauty and wellness services is a way to not only appreciate, but to also lift up and reward yourself.
Everyone deserves to be appreciated and admired. When people improve their appearance something wonderful happens. People pay more attention to you. People listen to you and even ask more of your opinion when you are put together. I believe this is due to an increase in confidence! One that you evoke and that they also pick up from you.
When someone sits in my chair and tells me that what I have achieved is beautiful, I always make sure that they also recognize that they also feel better! Part of what I provide is beauty care. The other part is self confidence and appreciation of ones self. So giving the visual change is important, building confidence and self assurance is really the reward.
One easy way to look and feel better is sleep. Or what some people call "Beauty Sleep". A good quality of sleep and quantity makes you refreshed and you wake up with more energy. Looking tired on the outside may change how people perceive you. It is good for your health in general and is good for the health of your skin. A lot of people spend thousands of dollars on Botox or fillers for wrinkles and fine lines. But getting a good nights sleep is totally free!
Taking care of your body and image starts from the inside out. What one puts in one gets out. There is no shame for wanting to feel pretty and confident, you just need to know what makes you feel better about yourself and do it. Many people base their beauty on what they see on television, websites and in fashion magazines, never realizing that those looks are often unattainable. Trying to imitate someone else does not help you to connect with yourself. So be your personal best and avoid trying to fit in someone else's mold. You are uniquely Beautiful!
For the first time Pantone introduces two shades, Rose Quartz and Serenity as the PANTONE Color of the Year 2016. Pantone describes Rose Quartz as a "persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure. Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and relaxation even in turbulent times".
This is a softer take on color compared to 2015 color of the year Marsala that I reported on last year, which was a rich, earthy red. Together, the colors "demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace," according to Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute.
The blending of these two shades together create a calm and relaxing sense that is appealing to all types of finishes, matte, metallic, and glossy on soft or hard surface material.
When I viewed the shades they are definitely softer and exude a sense of calm and relaxation, which is something we all long for!
As it happens every year, expect to see Beauty Industry companies like Lancôme, Sephora, and CND Nail Polish to undoubtedly release products that will include these tones.
Visions come to my mind of pink and blue eye shadow blended in a more subtle way, and lipstick mimicking baby doll pink, along with soft blending of the two shades for a fresh look in nail polish. Add in silver for more splash and sparkle!
We already see the trend of perfect pastel shades in hair coloring. Creating these colors can be tricky to achieve being that you need to bleach your hair to pale blonde to be able to apply a toner over the hair to achieve the soft kiss of color. These are also the hardest hair colors to not only achieve but to maintain.
So let me explain. When you "dye" or tint hair you can only add color. If your hair is dark and you apply a pink or baby blue tone it's not going to do much. So to get a nice pastel shade your hair needs to be light as the color you are trying to achieve. When lightening the hair with bleach you may also get a lot of yellow tones depending on your natural level which will affect the final color. So if you do not lighten the natural hair color to the correct level you will end up with a distorted shade because the yellow that might remain will interact with the tone you are trying to achieve. Best to leave this type of coloring to a professional!
Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said in a release. “This more unilateral approach to color is coinciding with societal movements toward gender equality and fluidity, the consumers’ increased comfort with using color as a form of expression which includes a generation that has less concern about being typecast or judged, and an open exchange of digital information that has opened our eyes to different approaches to color usage.”
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