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Jul 17, 2019

The Best & Worst Skincare Habits

Hi, I’m Monica, a licensed Skin Therapist and mom of 4. I want to look good and feel good and I know most likely, you do too. So I compiled a list of the Best & Worst Skincare Habits to help you out. The Worst Skincare Habits Are… Too much alcohol. This is one of the worst things you can do for your skin! More than a glass, a night or two a week can really jack up your skin. And the bad thing is, it can take 3 days at minimum to recover! This is what too much alcohol can do to...Read More 

Jul 15, 2019

How to apply liquid foundation, concealer and powder

This blog is all about how to apply liquid foundation, concealer and powder. I get asked frequently how I apply my foundation, what products I use, and how my skin looks so flawless. I’m gonna share all that with you now! I will show you  how to apply foundation, concealer and powder, step-by-step in the video below. So here is the order of application: Cleanse, Tone & Moisturize Prime Foundation I love to use the Original Beauty Blender Concealer Powder Set Then apply any other color...Read More 

Jul 10, 2019

Sunscreen info you need to know, from an Esthetician.

What is the difference between Sunblock and Sunscreen? How much SPF Rating do I need? How long will my sunscreen protect my skin when I’m swimming? If you have these questions, then stick around to learn sunscreen info you need to know from an Esthetician, me! Sunblocks vs. Sunscreens Sunblocks reflect the sun’s rays from the skin, blocking the rays from penetrating the skin. They use titanium oxide or zinc oxide as the active ingredient. These are called physical sunblocks. Sunscreens...Read More 

Apr 10, 2019

Facial Hair Removal

As an esthetician, I get lots of questions about facial hair removal. There seem to be new facial hair removal devices all the time on infomercials, at the drug store and of course there is also waxing, tweezing, bleaching creams and even home wax kits (use those at your own risk)! I have been waxing upper lips, chins and entire faces since I got my esthetic license nearly 11 years ago, but not everyone is a candidate for facial waxing or even has the time to make it in for a wax. A lot of ladies...Read More 

Feb 27, 2019

Wintertime Pick Me Ups

I used to really like the Winter. But after we had kids, and the yucky germs that get them and us sick, we have had a little different perspective on cold weather. I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been looking for some wintertime pick me ups. So I thought I would compile a list! Wintertime Pick Me Ups Fresh flowers in the house. After the festivity of Christmas and Valentine’s Day, things just seem really dreary. I normally pick up an inexpensive bouquet of flowers from...Read More 

Jan 31, 2019

How To Use Essential Oils In A Bath

Stress relief in the form of a bath? Yes please! I need this at times, and chances are, so do you. Sometimes for clearing my head, other times for easing aches, and some times just to help calm me after a stressful day. Here is how I use essential oils in a bath for myself and my family. How to use essential oils safely in a bath. If you want to learn more about my fav line of essential oils, click here . Bath salt recipes are below, so keep reading! 1. Fill with half salts and half baking soda. I...Read More 

Nov 30, 2018

Winter Skin Care Tips From A Skin Therapist

Cold weather has descended upon us and with it, dry, flaky and chapped skin is showing up. Many of my clients have noticed a change in their skin and women are flocking in for creams and serums. So since I help clients in my skincare practice, I wanted to share this info I would give you if you were seeing me in person for a facial, or seeking my advice for skincare products. Here are my cool weather skin care tips! Thanks for reading! Important! These tips are for women with combination, dry or...Read More 

Sep 16, 2018

Cleansing Basics – Double cleansing to get clean and clear skin

Cleansing is THE first step in your skin care routine morning and night, so I want to make sure you know how to do it properly. If you wear any cosmetics then you absolutely positively need to be doing a double cleanse. A double cleanse is a two step skin cleansing process. I first learned about this process in esthetics school back in 2007, and implementing this changed my skin for the better. I do this every. single. night. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id...Read More 

Aug 13, 2018

Monica’s Reading List

Monica’s Reading List. What I’m currently reading. I enjoy the escape and imagination that books bring to my life. I’d love to read more frequently than I do, but here is what is on my nightstand currently. I’d love to hear your comments. Each picture is a link to Amazon, should you want more info, just click on the book covers to see the prices and if they are on Prime. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "true"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "shopmonica198-20"; amzn_assoc_search_bar_position...Read More 

Aug 12, 2018

Self Care. What does that mean?

Self care. What does that mean? Maybe you have never heard it before, and that’s ok. I’m here to tell you all about it. I got you girl. Self care is managing your life and body with purpose and intention to take good care of yourself. It is not a reward, but a healthy way to take responsibility for your own life and body. Self care done well increases your quality of life, and the quality of the lives of those closest to you. Here are a few examples of Self Care. Getting the rest you...Read More 

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