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NEUTROGENA’s Microclear Liquid Foundation Product Review

I was wondering a few days ago why my skin began clearing up and I simply couldn’t find the answer. I used to diet religiously (Dukan, Atkins, etc…and the results were great). Now, I took a loooong break from dieting and exercise. Which is unfortunate actually. However, I’m thinking…I used to eat healthy, exercise regularly, I quit smoking, didn’t consume alcohol. Yet, my skin was just all kinds of messed up. I have combination skin, meaning it’s outrageously oily at times and dry in the winter.


So I was thinking, now that I don’t exercise, don’t diet, smoke, and consume alcoholic beverages at times…how in the world is my skin better than it used to be?! I didn’t find an answer that night. I realized this literally just now. My foundation is called Microclear by Neutrogena. HELLO! This baby contains salicylic acid, duh! That’s the reason I bought it. My shade is called Soft Beige #50. I’ve been using it since the end of summer when my skin was darker and still have the same bottle today. And I must say, the shade blends in beautifully. The consistency is great and allows me to spread it evenly. I can’t tell that I have make up on at all, which is great because with other foundations I felt awkward being in bright lights where people could see I had layers of makeup on.

The price is on the higher end of other drugstore liquid foundations, I think. It was about $13 at Rite-Aid (think Duane Reade if you’re in New York). But so worth it. It lasts a long time and apparently does work to clear up skin. The coverage can be built up by adding more layers if needed, which is also lovely. What I do, is I apply a thin layer to any post-acne blemishes to cover them up..and then I add an overall layer to my face by patting it on with my palm. No rubbing! In the end, you find up with a smooth and clear look. I definitely recommend it 🙂

Keratin Hair Treatment for Curly Frizzy Hair

One of life’s paradoxes: Women with gorgeous curly or wavy hair are envious of women with silky straight hair and vice versa. What gives? I have naturally straight hair with a hint of wavy and I’ve always admired women with curly locks. They’re so bouncy and flirty, how can you not like them? Yet, I constantly have girls telling me how much they love my smooth flowy hair. Don’t get me wrong, I do too! However, a little curl wouldn’t hurt 😉

So for those ladies who are tired of their curly hair and the frizz that goes along with it, there’s a special treatment…and it’s called KERATIN.

What is Keratin Straightening?

Keratin is a protein that is found in our hair follicles. It helps fill in the gaps of dry or cracked hair. Now if you mix it with a chemical called formaldehyde and run a hot flat iron through it, then your hair will become straight and will actually stay that way. For how long? Usually it lasts up to three months. Although it depends on how quickly your hair grows out. Because the hair that does grow out will of course look like your natural hair since it wasn’t keratin straightened. The good news is that you can go for maintenance or use a hair product if your hair is easily manageable. In terms of price, in most places, the average cost of having your hair straightened is $300. At Euphora Salon & Medi Spa, the price starts at $150 and goes up depending on the length of your hair. So you don’t have to worry about dishing out the big bucks…unless of course your hair is like Rapunzel’s. Can you color your hair after the treatment? Yes. However, we recommend doing so before you get the treatment. This is because the keratin straightening will help seal in the color.

How to maintain your new ‘do.

For some this may come as good news, and for others not so much. Ready? You can’t wash your hair for 3 days after receiving the treatment. This may mean calling out of work for some of you. The reason is that the solution takes some time to really start working. Also, if you’ve ever seen sulfate-free shampoos in a local drug store, then go back and invest in it. They cost about the same as any other shampoo. The only difference is that sulfate-free shampoos will protect your hair and will not strip the treatment off your new gorgeous hair. We recommend using Chroma Sensitive by Kerastase (can be purchased at Euphora Salon & Medi Spa). It is often used with color treated hair since it’s sulfate-free!

Before you go for a Keratin Hair Straightening, make sure you look into the formaldehyde factor. If you have a certain scalp condition, then this treatment may not be for you. Just do your research so that you come prepared. Knowledge is power 😉

Discovering Kérastase for long & damaged hair!

Discovering Kérastase for long & damaged hair!.

Now Hiring: Hair Stylists Looking for Booth Rentals in NY

Great News!

Our upscale L’Oreal & Kerastase hair salon is looking for motivated hairstylists to rent a booth. This is a great opportunity to start your own business or take your current business to new territory! Booth renters must have their own clientele and looking to build on current clients. The salon is large, clean, and newly built with onsite parking. We are conveniently located only six blocks away from the Queens Borough Bridge and two blocks away from the M & R trains. Also, we’re only a 10 minute drive from Manhattan. Euphora Salon & Medi Spa is located in a currently developing area where numerous condomeniums and businesses are opening up. So there is great potential here 🙂 Please call 917-846-9341 for further information.

What we offer:

  • Service of receptionist for scheduling, cancellations, confirmations, etc.
  • Your own booth and chair
  • Access to wash stations and towels
  • Onsite parking
  • Wi-fi

There are various options in terms of weekly/monthly pricing, which will be discussed via phone or upon meeting.

You’re living in the wrong time zones.

Lately, I’ve been finding myself smiling like an idiot (to myself) while remembering things that have happened in the past. Memories. Jokes. Ideas. Pain. Yes, pain. I now laugh at the bad times in life. The times I was upset and cried. Of course in the moment of my hysterics I did not find it funny at all and it felt like everything was going to shits. I mean, come on, when you cry it HAS to be dramatic 😉 But now…now it’s funny. And that’s the best feeling ever. It means you’ve grown and are able to look back on it and say, “Two tears in a bucket…motherfuck it!” Or maybe that’s just what I say…

What I’m trying to say is–life is full of ups, downs, laughs, tears, love, heartbreak, disappointments, accomplishments, and a lot of other great things. They’re all great. They make us learn, they make us think. The problem arises when you let what has happened to you affect you and your future decisions negatively. I’m a strong believer in living in the moment. That does not mean I will snort a line of coke if it’s presented to me. It means that you focus on the five senses you posses (or six, if you’re special) and go with it. Right now, you are reading this article. What’s around you? What do you smell? What does your body feel? What do you taste in your mouth? What sounds do you hear? Answer those questions to yourself and stay in the moment, because nothing outside of that exists. Forget anything negative that happened to you today, or yesterday, or when you were 5. It ALREADY happened. It does not exist RIGHT NOW. Stop thinking of the future. It has not happened YET because it’s only an expectation. Of course this doesn’t mean you should forget that you owe $20,000 on your school loans because the bill is not due for a week. I wish. Please, don’t put your life completely on hold. We all have responsibilities that shouldn’t be forgotten about. But just stay mindful of them. That’s all. The rest…the rest is YOU. You make your day and you make your life.

For me, I can’t help but smile when I see the sun. When I see the trees, clouds, children, animals, water (not bottled). They are all so pure and simple. Nature is still and it is present. Right now and always. Unless of course you’re a strong believer in December 21, 2012. Children…they have the attention span of a goldfish. It’s fantastic! They don’t know the meaning of past and future (with the exception of remembering that you promised them ice cream if they behaved). Animals…they live off of their instincts, which only arise in the moment. Sleep, eat, play, hunt, protect, and repeat. Don’t even get me started with birds. How cool is their life? They fly above all of us. They go wherever they want to. And when it gets cold they go somewhere warm for vacation! Smart creatures. They just really need to pay more attention to their surroundings. Pigeons, I’m talking about you. Your death rate is high my friends.

So I challenge you. Just try it for one day. Stay in the moment. When your mind wanders off to the past or the future, slap yourself…mentally! Just enjoy what you have. And smile to yourself. Remember, even the fact that you’re reading this right now is great in itself. Someone out there would give a lot to be able to see.

The past is an experience. The present is an experiment. And the future is an expectation.