Here we are in the middle of January 2019.
As we run our heaters in our homes and vehicles, our skin becomes dehydrated.
64 oz of water a day is not too much.
When we share our intake I am even coming up short.
Let’s work on hydrating our skin with Dermalogica products such as Intensive Moisture Balance with a touch of Phyto Replenish Oil.
Let’s give our skin the moisture it’s lacking.
Our intake of water and what we put on our skin are key this time of year.
Happy New Year everyone.
I look forward to another year of walking through life with a good attitude.
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I have faithfully used Dermalogica products for over 17 years.
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I am excited to layer these peels.
Let me address your personal needs with these powerful new peels.
A series or a single?
Have an excellent day. Patti
I thought it would be interesting if I wrote about some of the products that I have tried in 2017.
I try to use everything before I offer it as a service or product at “Clouds”.
I decided to try microblading as my brows were not as significant as they once were.
I researched the mechanics of microblading and checked out the classes to offer this service if I was impressed.
I went to Boulder, CO to try microblading.
My eyebrows did not numb. So the complete process was torture. I do understand that many have numbed but I did not.
The process is that you are given little slices that represent hair with a blade. The dye is then placed into those cuts.
The first three months I loved my brows. The service tech that did my brows did inform me that I would need a touch up.
I thought to myself are you kidding. I couldn’t take the pain of not numbing.
The brows heal much the same as tattooing. A few weeks later I dyed my brows as without it the microblading looked brown with gray threads of hair through it.
My brows have faded and now look like a smudge.
On the left brow my tech made a small error and the brow has a smudge in the corner. It has significantly faded, but that is probably the best it will become.
I will not offer the service nor have that touch up.
Several of my clients/friends have tried this and even with a touch up they don’t like them within the first year.
This leads me in to…what do I do with my brows now.
First I tried
Seems somewhat like candlewax and has a tint.
Liked how it looked, couldn’t get it off without force.
Looking back at photos it wasn’t a very natural color and I tried two.
So hard to get off in fact that my brows seemed to thin as I had pulled out several hairs trying to scrub that off.
3 Second Brow
This looks natural and gives me a nice thick brow which I haven’t had since high school skinny tweezing.
This is a brow sponge that is stamped on.
I use a moist q-tip to clean up the edges.
I like this product.
I had taken the class for lash extensions when they first came out years ago.
I knew when I walked away that this would not be a service I would offer.
Each lash is glued to your exiting lash. The process is a couple of hours and regardless if your natural lashes dropping off is a “normal” thing, this is similar to hair extensions on your head and will damage your natural lashes.
I cannot say this enough!
So many of my clients and friends were getting lash extensions I decided to try them before I continued to give an opinion.
I tried them for three sessions. I had them put on in Broomfield.
The first session they were the same size as my natural lashes. (I use Revitalash so my lashes are long).
You need a filler as the lashes shed in the three weeks between visits.
Second visit the tech lengthened them. The fill in process took about an hour.
When I went to the bathroom I saw an area that looked as though she had missed placing the new longer lashes.
She did spend the time to fill them in.
My lashes seemed thicker but not necessarily where I wouldn’t use mascara.
The third visit I was over it.
It took my lashes with Revitalash 9 months to recover.
Short and broken off. The weight alone harmed mine.
Oh how I looked forward to these arriving.
I at times am sensitive to the glue of lashes but like to wear them on special occasions.
The set of lashes that extend across the full length of your lashes I purchased out of Boulder. They are cheap and ill made.
Hard to get apart.
The second pair are the original manufacturer that thought this up in the first place.
They are from the center to the outer corner of your eye.
These are well made, but don’t seem to change the look of my lashes enough for the hassle of the placement.
Also they seem a bit heavy after a few hours.
Lash Curling and Dyeing
After my lashes recovered, I learned of a process known as lash curling and dyeing in one treatment.
I offer dyeing, but liked the idea of curling my lashes.
A permanent solution is put on your lashes as they are glued to a rod (much like your hair on your head being permed).
Eyes stung and the solution burned my lash line. It was brutal and my eyes teared.
My lash line on the left had to heal for several days after that experience.
They looked good for ten days. After that they were bent in an odd way, 10 weeks out and it is finally gone.
No permanent harm done.
I hope this has helped with decisions you may make.
Have a wonderful 2018.
I heard on the radio over the week end a very disturbing message. A product claiming it is so “pure” you can wear this foundation to bed.
I have spent many years telling my clients just the opposite.
Your skin needs to breathe overnight. There is not a foundation on the market that can allow your skin to breathe overnight.
Please do not wear any makeup to bed ever!
On Wednesday and Sunday I do not wear foundation or blush during the day. I let my skin rest and it needs to.
I prefer mineral make up but never would I sleep in it.
Have a wonderful day.
“Always keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart”.
Standing at the buffet table snacking on probably the most fattening, deep fried, or creamy concoction that your best friend laid out. This is the Holidays.
We all eat and drink a variety of goodies that normally we would avoid.
Cleanse your face, neck and chest with a professional cleanser (I prefer Dermalogica), twice a day. Your complexion needs moisture with our furnaces
running. Use a medium weight. If you tend to be oily use a light, grease less formula such as Oil Control Lotion.
Get a facial. You will need the exfoliation and moisture a professional such as myself can provide.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year everyone.
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
I am now offering Thermo Clear Pro. The digital system designed to upgrade and surpass Thermo Lo.
Many of you are familiar with Thermo Lo and have significant results from the minor current.
I have removed numerous sun lesions, age spots, skin tags and unwanted hair.
I am having great success with the new updated Thermo Clear. Treating spider veins, cherry hemangiomas and hair removal is at a much faster rate of improvement. Acne is dehydrated in moments. In as little as one treatment a sun lesion is gone.
Book your appointment today. 1/2 hour $150.00. Thank You~Patti
Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow.”
-Mary Anne Radmacher
Sandal season requires that we pay extra attention to our feet.
Baby Foot has 17 Natural Extracts that will not only peel off the dead skin cells, but will provide you incredible moisturizing power, helping maintain your skin’s texture. The main ingredient is fruit acid.
It has been used as a folk remedy for the elimination of bacteria, inflammation and psoriasis for several hundred years. Helps to eliminate odor.
Baby Foot is simple to use, effective, effortless, and after 7-9 days the dead skin cells start to peel off. The skin on your feet will be as fresh as a baby’s.
Booties with the ingredients inside are in your kit. Simply cut off the tops and place your feet inside the 2 booties. Tape each side closed (tape is provided). Stay near where you will be rinsing your feet. Wait one hour. Don’t hurry this part. In that hour the ingredients are working through that thick skin. Rinse thoroughly and lotion your feet with something that doesn’t contain fragrance. Keep that moisturizing up.
I am on day 10 of this process. The sides of my feet and the tops are slightly peeling. The bottoms are finished. I have exfoliated with a pumice for three days. (Rinse your pumice stone under cool running water). A loofah works well too. My feet are soft and fresh.
This product is offered for $25.00. Available at Clouds by Patti.
Shipping is available at a minimal additional charge.
Thanks for stopping by.
A well-spent day brings happy sleep. -Leonardo da Vinci
My clients are so excited about Dermaplaning. The surface of their skin is silky and smooth. Their make up is gliding on with ease.
After a winter that has been harsh on your complexion, Dermaplaning is a wonderful way to eliminate the dead, dry cells remaining on the epidermis. Leaving your skin bright and ready for spring.