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Summer Makeup with a Glow

Make up in the mail is like Christmas so when Sephora sent us some Lancome samples to try out, we were pretty excited.

The make up in this line was pretty light and comfortable to wear.  Our favorite one to try was the Click & Glow that highlights your face.  A 2017 summer trend is a glowing face and the Click & Glow makes skin shimmer like sun kissed skin.

Get the look:

  1. Teinte Idole Ultra Wear Foundation-apply with a brush or sponge evenly on moisturized face.  Apply lightly for a natural look.
  2. Ultra Wear Camouflage Concealer– softly add to dark circles under eyes brushing out toward your cheekbones for a natural blend.
  3. Click & Glow– dab little dots over your cheekbones and the bridge of your nose and dab with your finger to blend.
  4. Metallic lip gloss– finish with this shimmery nude gloss for a summer beach look.

Try it out and tell us what you think!  #lancome #TIUCamo #DontGlowItAlone

Lancome at Sephora GLOW

These products were sent to us complimentary by Influencer & Sephora.

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Beauty, Health & Fitness

7 Hair & Skin benefits of Argan Oil

We have a fun guest post today by Beth Martel.  Here’s some fun info she’s shared with us about Argan Oil.  Tell us what you think!  Have you tried it?  Do you agree?  

Are you tired of purchasing endless products with the hope that they might bring your silky hair and youthful skin back? After reading this article, you will realize what you have been missing out on for so many years.
Do you ever wonder if there could be just one potion for all your problems? If yes, argan oil is the one. It is also known as liquid gold by many because of its infinite benefits and golden color. It is used as an organic cosmetic product by famous makeup artists around the world.
Here are the few out of many benefits of argan oil for hair and skin:

Friendly to All Skin Types:
You do not have to worry about your skin type while using argan oil. It benefits the dry skin by reducing dryness and itching, and keeps it hydrated at all time.
Argan oil is non-greasy yet moisturizing enough to keep skin hydrated. Therefore, it is also best for those with oily skin. As it is an organic product, it has zero side effects, making it equally best for sensitive skin too.

Treats and Prevents Acne:
Excessive oil is the major cause of acne. Argan oil controls the natural production of oil,  It is high in linoleic acid content that helps to condense inflammation and remove the dead skin cells.

Prevents Aging:
Argan oil consists of anti-oxidants that prevent oxidative damage from pollution and UV rays. Fatty acids present in the oil such as Linoleic acid help to improve firmness and elasticity of the skin.

Treats Nails, Hands and Feet:
Argan oil has clear softening properties which benefit wrinkled and hard skin on hands and feet. It also heals brittle nails. You can make it a permanent part of your mani-pedi routine.
Prevents Flaky and Dry Lips:

Argan oil also works as the best balm for sore and cracked lips, especially during winters. You can also make a lip exfoliator using argan oil and a teaspoon of brown sugar.  Apply it before going to sleep every night. This quick remedy will keep your lips soft and supple.

Treats Dry and Damaged Hair:
Argan oil also works as a hair softener and shiner and is used by many hair stylists. It also treats frizzy hair and split ends.  Applying a few drop through your fingertips in the roots of your hair can help it grow stronger and more voluminous.

Speeds Up Healing of Wounds and Burns:

Argan oil consists of anti-oxidants that reduce inflammation and help in healing wounds, dry patches and burns. It speeds up the healing process and immediately soothes the pain.
Author Bio:

This post was written by Beth Martel. She is a mother of two, a medical professional and a humanitarian. She blogs at HealthyRecharge.com. Check out the three best hair oils for women that can treat your hair like no other product.

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Beauty, Deals

Eyebrow Microblading from a Pro

Because we are totally into eyebrows, we wanted to learn more about microblading.  We went to pro, Eliza Guzy, for all the things we needed to know, and then Samantha the brave one tried it out.

We love the before and after pic!   Here is the step by step process from the appointment.

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MICROBLADING STEP 1: Consult/Shape

Pro Eliza Guzy-

“We start your appointment by discussing all your wants and addressing any potential concerns or questions. We will snap a few before pictures, go over some quick paperwork, and begin designing your brow shape exactly how you want. Your shape is drawn with a wax pencil, so it’s very easy to make changes. The goal is to ensure you feel completely confident in both the color and the shape. This consult could take 20 minutes or 2 hours, as much time as you need to be excited about moving forward. :)
For Sami’s consultation, we went over the clean shape that she wanted. She didn’t like how far in towards her nose she had let her brows go. Another point that we tried to fill in was through her arch and tail. Naturally, most of us do not have much of a tail, filling this in helps open our eye sockets beautifully.”

Microblading: everything you should know
MICROBLADING STEP 2: Numbing

“Everyone’s first question to me is, “Does it hurt?!” I always chuckle and say NO! I use two types of topical numbing on your brows throughout the full blading process. If you ever feel you need more numbing, just let me know and we can add more as we go!
Sami was not worried about the pain, she said she is tough, and that she is! We added no additional numbing, and it went smoothly and pain free.”

Microblading: everything you should know

MICROBLADING STEP 3: Blading

“The fun begins! A single use hand tool is used to create the strokes and deposit the pigment. I keep the pigment cup on my finger at all times and use my free hand to pull the skin taut so the strokes are deposited precisely. I move slowly and steadily to assure the hair strokes are being placed correctly and to ensure you are comfortable along the way.
Skin type will help determine which type and size of blade I will move forward with. Sami had standard to dry skin. We started with a regular 12 FLEX blade and moved on to a smaller 11 blade halfway through for the inner, smaller strokes.”

Microblading: everything you should know

MICROBLADING STEP 4: Finishing Touches

“Once the majority of strokes have been deposited, I will have you sit up to remeasure your corners and shape to verify your brows are looking On Point! Then we are ready to finish, and I apply the pigment over your brows for 10 minutes or so. This helps give the fresh strokes the perfect coat of color.
Up, down, up down, up down… those last 20 minutes or so I sat Sami up multiple times to get all our edges and corners and make sure we were perfectly even. Once I loved where we were, I deposited the pigment over her brows for 10 minutes. While the pigment was sitting in, I went over the aftercare process with Sami.”

MICROBLADING STEP 5: Aftercare

“Following proper aftercare instructions is the most important of all! I believe in a dry heal. This means no water, no sweating or over heating. Take baths, low intensity workouts, and sunglasses/hats when outside!  I will give you a special cream to apply to your brows 3-5 times a day during the two week healing period. The more oily you naturally are, the less times during the day you need to apply. You follow these strict aftercare instructions for 2 weeks and then you are good to go until your touch up!
Following the aftercare is the hardest, but also the most important! Sami did really well. She got a little itchy and flakey, which is totally normal. I give everyone a day to day breakdown of what will happen with their brows. Everyone’s skin turns over at such a different rate that you will fall somewhere between the given days. Days 2-5 after procedure, your color will darken. Don’t be alarmed, you will fade 40-50% from the darkest point. Days 5-10 post procedure you will start to flake and itch. The cream I give you will help a lot with this. Don’t pick! Let them naturally flake. Week 3 post procedure, the color almost feels like it completely disappears and the full process didn’t work. Don’t be alarmed! Color will resurface that 4th week. This is why I wait a minimum of 4 weeks to do the touchup. I want to see exactly what pigment retention we have and where we need to add more strokes etc.”

MICROBLADING STEP 6: Touchup

“4-6 weeks after your initial appointment we will do a touchup (perfecting) session. This is where we can make minor changes to shape and color. Most people always ask to go darker at the touchup! Depending on your skin type will determine how long you can go before your next touchup. Oily skin will need a touchup sooner than later, around 9-12 months. Normal skin will last 12-18 months. Dryer, aged skin will retain the longest.”

 

Here’s what we have to say about this.  First of all, do research when it comes to your microblading expert.  See their work, ask lots of questions and be comfortable with them since this is a semi-permanent procedure that will last for a couple years.  Eliza really impressed us and Sami’s brows look beautiful.

2nd, make sure you feel comfortable and confident about your color and shape.  Just because you find a photo of brows you love, it doesn’t mean that it’s best for your face.  The last thing you want are fake looking brows.  Fit them to your face.

If you are in the Salt Lake City, Utah or Walnut Creek, CA areas, we have a special offer for you from Eliza Guzy.  Mention SALT SKY when you book your appointment and get $150 off your microblading, regularly priced $450, for our followers, $300! Thanks Eliza!  Offer expires January 1, 2017.

To book your appointment:

Call or Text On Point Brows:
801-860-4396

OR Direct Message on Instagram, @onpoint.brows

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Beauty, Deals

It’s All About the Brows

We’ve learned a lot about eyebrows lately.  If there’s only one thing you could do for make up in a day, it should be brows.

A brow done correctly will give you that natural glow and beauty that you’ll love.  Plus, filled in brows not only give you a younger look but make your face look softer and I think, friendlier.  No more angry brows. Here are some tips:

  • Tweeze less.  Start to grow fuller brows.  Sliver brows are out.
    • In the meantime, fill your brows in the shape you want them to be.  I love brow pencils because they give a natural look, have a little bit of wax in them to keep brows shaped and the best part, it lasts all day.
  • How to fill in brows?
  1. Line the bottom of your brow lightly.
  2. Fill in with pencil with upward strokes throughout brow; lightly at first and then darker if desired.
  3. Brush through eyebrows.  Brush usually comes with the pencil. This will shape your brow and blend in your pencil.
  4. Finish by highlighting under your brow with the wonder pencil (my favorite).  Gives extra definition to brows.
  • Choose a color that isn’t too dark.  Extra dark brows look fake.  You’ll want to choose a color that is the same as your brow or a little lighter, don’t go darker…unless your brows are blonde, then you’ll want to add a shade darker.  If you are in between colors then choose both and fill in and blend both colors together.

So what to buy?  Here are my favorites that I can’t go without!

NYX brow pencil: (This is what I use and love it.)

NYX brow pencil

Wonder pencil: LOVE this!

NYX highlighter

Brow wax pencil:  Good for brows that need a little help staying in place.

brow wax

Bare Minerals pencil:

bare minerals brow liner

Some people like to fill in with a powder.  This is a great one if you want that option.  Same technique as above but brush on and fill in brows:  Cake Powder

cake powder

YES, you do need to give your brows a little love!  I promise that you’ll be so happy you did and you’ll find that you will probably wear less make-up… win, win!

XOXO

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Woodland Nymph style hair  for an everyday look
Beauty, Fashion

woodland fairy hair

A big trend in 2016 is the woodland nymph, fairy look and we are in love with it. This look is not only a hit for weddings but you can wear it out in the town on a fun night out with friends.  But the trick is keeping it casual, Paulina, our hair expert advises to avoid overstyling your hair so that it doesn’t look too bridal if you are wearing it on a more casual setting.

Here are some favorite styles!

Woodland hair on Salt Sky     Woodland hair on Salt Sky   Woodland hair on Salt Sky

Woodland hair on Salt Sky    woodland fairy hair on Salt Sky     

woodland fairy hair on Salt Sky

woodland fairy hair on Salt Sky  

From clips to flowers, pearls and headbands, you simply can’t go wrong!

Photo credit: Pinterest

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Beauty

Luccablu

When we discover something wonderful, we like to share it with our Salt Sky friends. LuccaBlu is a new mask that we recently tried and loved.

Here are the benefits of it and why we love it.

  • It is a bio-medical collagen moisturizing mask (collagen is the substance that holds the whole body together). This mask contains the highest quality of active collagen for best possible results.
  • Winter weather dries your face. This mask will help retain moisture for continued intense hydration.
  • The blend of active collagen and beta-glucan gives the skin a silky smooth feel. Yes, please!
  • It rejuvenates skin, promotes epidermal cell growth and improves elasticity, and who doesn’t need that.

LuccaBlu offers two different masks. The Firming and Lifting Facial Mask and the Moisturizing Facial Mask.

And lucky for us, they are giving all our Salt Sky followers a 20% discount. Simply click here and enter SALTSKY1 at checkout.  Offer expires on February 12, 2016.

LuccaBlu is also giving away a box of 5 masks to a lucky winner AND a friend!  Go to our Instagram @SaltSkyUtah to enter.

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THANKS LUCCABLU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hair and makeup class 101
Beauty, Community Event

Hair & makeup 101 class

This season with Christmas parties and events it’s so fun to get all dressed up for a night out. Make up pro Kristen Packard and Hair stylist pro Kali Wengreen are holding classes in December to teach you all the tips and tricks to look fabulous.

Details:
Date: December 4th from 6-9 pm
Location: The Garden Studio- 2nd floor
678 South 700 East
Salt Lake City
Class cost and sign up, click here

Some of the awesome things you’ll be learning:
  Braids, holiday hairstyles, how to add volume to your hair, how to add stay power to your styles, which styles look best for your face shape.  Choosing the right lipstick, smokey eyes, color theory, eyebrows, false eyelashes, highlighting and contouring, and more!

 

Schedule:
6:00-6:45 pm: Jamberry manicures (how to do an inexpensive manicure at home) with Megan Mann.

7:00-8:00 pm  Beginner makeup class

7:00-8:00 pm  Advanced hair class

8:00-9:00 pm  Advanced make-up class

8:00-9:00 pm  Beginner hair class

Extras: Raffle to win a free makeover, drinks & treats served, classes catered to skill level so sign up for beginning-intermediate or intermediate-advanced.

We hope you have a great time at this event!

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Your face will love this

At Salt Sky, we love to share with our readers when we discover something wonderful. Today, we want to introduce you to an anti-wrinkle serum that we’ve have been using for a month now and love its results.

The company Live Life 360, is based in Utah and does not test its product on animals.

Here’s why this product works:

This Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Serum contains the ingredient ProVital-K2, to support vascular health to deliver more nutrients to the skin. This concentrated formula is super-charged with essential nutrients, vitamins, collagen stimulating peptides, herbal extracts, and powerful antioxidants for boosting elasticity, cellular rejuvenation, and skin hydration.

It leaves no residue. It is super concentrated so you only need one pump at night over clean face.

The difference in fine lines is what we are most excited about and are sold on it because it’s affordable, the skin feels and looks healthier and we love to support our local economy because we all benefit in the end.

We invite you to try it, you’ll be so glad you did.

The company is giving all Salt Sky readers $20.00 off their first order plus free shipping!

To order:
1. click here
2. Click on the Age Defying Anti-Wrinkle Serum and add to cart.
3. Checkout and add code “salt sky special” in the field next to apply coupon.

we love it, read all about why and why its a must use! age defying anti-wrinkle system

This offer expires October 26, 2015.  Happy day to you and your beautiful radiant face.

The Salt Sky Team

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Shiny hair for Fall and Winter
Beauty

Super shiny hair for fall and winter

As the seasons change, so does your hair, it just gets dull. One of my favorite things is going to the salon and having  a clear coat or a high gloss hair treatment applied to my hair. Here are some reasons it’s a must and totally in for fall.

It will help restore that once beautiful shine that the summer sun, chlorine and the environment have damaged.

If your hair is colored it will help lock in the color. It’s also a great option for anyone who doesn’t color their hair. It isn’t harsh like color and won’t change your natural hair. It’s also a great conditioning treatment. If you have frizz, it can help tone that down.

Shiny hair

Shiny hair

Shiny hair

I recommend having it done professionally, but if you want to do it yourself, John Frieda has a clear shine you can buy at a drug store such as Target. Buy it here.

Clear shine

The benefits go on but I don’t need anymore convincing! Go get it done. I promise you won’t regret the beautiful shine your hair will have. Plus who doesn’t want gorgeous shiny hair?

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The right hair brushes for beautiful hair

My clients often ask me about hair brushes and which are the best ones to be using. Brushes make all the difference, so I thought I would tell you my favorite ones and why they work.

The brush I like to use for wet hair is a wide toothed comb. This will help get out the tangles and be less damaging to the wet hair. You can find this type of comb at Sally Beauty.Detangler comb

To get the best volume in your hair, use a large round brush that is vented. That will help heat up the brush faster. If you are wanting to add shine, use a large boar bristle brush. It takes a little longer to dry but the results are amazing. Find it at Ulta.

Large round brush

 

Boar bristle brush

To achieve the sleek straight look I recommend using a paddle brush. This will get your hair looking nice and sleek and you may not even have to use a flat iron after (depending on your hair if you have curl). Find it at Target.

Paddle brush

For back combing I like to use this little tool. It has boar bristles and it works wonders! I have long hair and it is hard for my hair to hold volume, this helps a lot! Find this or something similar at Sephora.

Back combing brush

The brushes you own make all the difference on how your hair is going to look. The good thing is that brushes can last a long time if you take care of them and clean them often.

Nobody likes a bad hair day. I hope that from now on you have more great hair days !

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Lexi Rae Photography
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New tip for gorgeous hair

I have some good news for you… Some genius invented dry shampoo! For those of you who have never used it, or heard of it, it will change your life.

Have you ever had a day where you simply don’t want to wash your hair?

Dry shampoo is designed to minimize grease in your hair so you can go another day without having to wash it. I recommend that my clients wash their hair every other day.  The dry shampoo will help your hair look and feel clean, because it is. This spray is applied at the roots.

There are several ways you can use your dry shampoo. You can use it for instant volume. I struggle with having enough volume and it has been nice to have this product work so well. It also helps hold back comb if you want that extra volume. And with this heat, it helps keep your bangs from sticking to your forehead. Lastly, it removes static. I don’t know why you wouldn’t jump all over this.

Here are a few of our favorite picks:

1. Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning Spray

Kevin Murphy Fresh Hair Dry Cleaning

This dry shampoo is fantastic! It smells great and doesn’t leave your hair feeling like there is a bunch of gunk in it. It’s a very high quality shampoo. We all love it here at Salt Sky. Find it at h2blow Blow Dry Bar

2. Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo

Big Sexy Hair Volumizing Dry Shampoo

I am a big fan of Big Sexy Hair products. They give my hair great body that lasts all day long. This dry shampoo is obviously the best one if you are wanting the volume.

3. Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

Not Your Mother's Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo is a great value for the price. You can get it at the grocery store for about $5. I really like this one because it works well and lasts all day.

You can’t go wrong with any of these dry shampoos. I encourage you to give this incredible product a try. You won’t regret it. Let me know what you think or if you have a favorite dry shampoo!

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Photography by Lexi Rae Photography

Our top picks on the longest lasting nail polish
Beauty

our picks for longest lasting nail polish

In the industry that I am in, I am lucky enough to try all sorts of nail products.  I have tried a whole bunch,  I want to share with you my 3 favorite lines.  Nail polish is so fun but a pain when it chips away after just a few days.  These lines don’t just manufacture beautiful colors but will last way longer than most.

OPI Infinite Shine

OPI Infinite Shine

OPI has 30 shades in this particular line alone. It’s high definition gel that lasts 10 days without curing with a light. Plus Soak free removal, which means you can do it yourself with normal nail polish remover.

CND Vinylux

CND Vinylux

CND has 90 colors to pick from, dries in minutes and has no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. It’s a fast drying two step application that doesn’t need a light to cure.  Lasts over 7 days which is so nice!

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

Sally Hansen has a two step application that lasts up to 14 days. It’s easy to remove and no light needed for drying.

Try these products out and let me know if they work for you. I have had fun wearing a variety of colors. And, I have also been happy with the way it lasts on my nails. Happy painting!

Xoxo

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