3 Tips To Finding The Best Beauty School In Your Area

Hey guys <3

If you are on the job market and are determining what your next move should be, consider doing something that you truly enjoy. Are you interested in hair care or makeup as a career? Perhaps it has crossed your mind but it is not something that you have chosen to pursue because you do not know where to begin? The first step is to look in your local area for Beauty Schools Listings as you will need to get certified to be a beautician. This article will highlight some tips to helping you find the best beauty school in your local area.


  1. Consider your budget. Before you start to look at schools, determine how much money you have in savings to be able to pay for schooling. The reason that this is important is because you need to know how much funding you currently have in order to be able to pay for your classes. If you do not have any funding, you will want to look for programs that offer scholarships, grants, or loans. This is important to know before you begin to look for schools so that you know what questions to ask of admissions advisors before you submit an application.

  1. Make a list of schools in your area. When you have a list of schools in your area, begin to conduct some research. Look for things such as the teacher to student ratio. How long is the program and what does it entail? Does the program require internships and on the job experience? If so, do they have a placement program to help you find a salon where you can conduct your on the job training hours? Do some additional research and see if you can find out any feedback or any information from former students and alumni. It is also a good idea to look and see if they have a social media presence and if the school is offering an open house so that you can attend and get a vibe for the program before you put in the work to submit an application.

  1. Consider looking outside of your local area. If you are not completely sold on any of the beauty school programs in your local area, consider looking outside of your home town and in a bigger city that may have more programs. For example, if you live in a suburb outside of Philadelphia, you may want to consider looking at programs into the city and researching the costs of commuting versus living in the city. Larger cities will often offer better programs with more experienced and trained instructors. In addition, more training opportunities with well-known beauticians may be available to you because of the larger city locale.

There is much to consider when choosing any school, but especially a beauty school. Conduct a great deal of research on the beauty schools in your area to determine if the right fit is nearby. If not, consider looking at larger cities in the vicinity of your home town for an even richer experience.

Source: google.com


I'm always looking for more opportunities and one day I'd love to join the beauty school as well.

Hope you enjoyed today's post, till next time, xx
Katja

Essence "Winter Dreamin" - PREVIEW


Let's head to the mountains! From mid December 2017 to January 2018, the new trend edition "winter dreamin" is sure to put you in the mood for a day in the snow - with crisp, clean air and the sun's rays gently warming your face. And we're bringing along lots of pampering beauty products in pastel shades with cute snowflake designs and Norwegian style patterns.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Eyeshadow Palette

Twelve highly pigmented nude tones with matt, metallic and shimmering effects in a top-quality packaging.  The included eyeshadow brush makes it easy to apply and blend creamy textures.

Available in 01 Warm Blankets & Hot Chocolate.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Inner Eye Rim Pencil


The longlasting eye pencil is applied along the waterline for an instant wake-up effect.

Available in 01 Snowflake Kisses, 02 Sleigh Rides & Snowball Fights.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Sheer Lipstick



The lipsticks in a wintery packaging come in soft colours and offer a light shine.

Available in 01 Hot Cocoa & Fuzzy Socks, 02 Girlstalk At The Fireplace.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Nail Sticker


Norwegian-style patterns, hot chocolate and sleighs are here to adorn the nails - thanks to the cute nail stickers.

Available in 01 Sprinkle Me With Snowflakes.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Snow Ball Topcoat


Applied on top of nail polish, the top coat conjures-up a cute snowflake look on the nails. A donation will be made to the charity Off Road Kids for every instagram post of a wintery snowflake designs with #mynails4charity.

Available in 01 Ready, Set, Snow.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Nail Polish


The wintery nail polish colours in pine green, dark purple, ice blue and rosewood are fast-drying and create a longlasting manicure with a high coverage.

Available in 01 Cozy Mountain Mornings, 02 Hot Cocoa & Fuzzy Socks, 03 Sleigh Rides & Snowball Fights, 04 Girlstalk At The Fireplace.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - 2 in 1 Highlighter And Blush Powder

This highlighter and blush comes in an innovative duo packaging and creates a fresh complexion like you've just taken a walk in the cool morning air.

Available in 01 A December To Remember.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Fluffy Snow Touch Hand Cream


The innovative hand cream texture feels as light as fresh powder snow and makes the hands feel soft and supple.

Available in 01 Ready, Set, Snow.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Heat Pack

The reusable mini heat pack provides warmth for 60 minutes after activation to keep hands nice and warm in the wintertime.

Available in 01 Cold Days, Warm Hearts.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Colour Correcting Powder


This correcting powder made up of three colours optimizes the complexion, reduces redness and conjures-up fresh accents for a flawless look - even at sub zero temperatures.

Available in 01 Footprints In The Snow.


Essence "Winter Dreamin" - Lip Butter


Dry lips are a thing of the past thanks to the rich, pampering lip butter.

Available in 01 Snowflake Kisses.

The top 3 ways that LED light therapy can help you

Hey guys, a little bit different topic today, but very interesting indeed!

With the advancement of technology, numerous solutions to beauty and skin related problems are on the rise. The use of LED light therapy, which was previously used for speeding up the healing of wounds and muscle regeneration by NASA and Navy Seals is currently used in beauty therapy and has become quite common among celebrities and many women. Light Emitting Diode is a light treatment used to rejuvenate skin. The LED releases infrared light which come in different colors is directed to the skin benefiting your skin in the following ways.

1. Reduces acne

LED light therapy offers an affordable and painless method of getting rid of acne and scars. The blue light spectrum destroys the bacteria located deep under the skin which causes acne. The light activates porphyrins, which destroy acne producing bacteria (P. acnes) preventing acne. Both blue and red light are used in acne treatment. Red light penetrates deeper into the skin reaching the sebaceous glands, shrinking them, which reduces the amount of sebum that is released. Acne is a stubborn skin condition, but with repeated sessions and exposure to LED light, P.acnes is destroyed.
LED light therapy is different from laser treatment and since no chemicals are involved, it is one of the ideal ways to prevent and reduce acne breakouts.

Source: Google.com

2. Anti Aging effects

Many women are looking for effective ways to maintain a healthy and young skin to improve their appearance. Collagen production reduces with age and elastin fibers which hold the skin together diminish affecting the skin’s elasticity, causing the skin to sag. With the use of the red light therapy, which boosts blood circulation in the skin, allows nutrients into your skin, improving your overall skin health, you can improve your overall skin appearance.
Aside from that, the red light repairs cells that cause discoloration resulting in an even skin tone, reduce photodamage from harsh sun rays. It also increases the production of elastin and collagen smoothing wrinkles and frown lines resulting in a flawless youthful look. The green light inhibits the production of excess melanin smoothing out your skin.

3. Boosts the healing process

Scars, bruises, and marks from other treatments make many people uncomfortable. LED light therapy is one of the treatments that can boost your body’s healing process and reduce the redness and bruises left after undergoing other treatments such as laser therapy. Red light therapy offers the best wavelength for the healing process.
Pure Smile offers you skin rejuvenation treatments and an opportunity to attain flawless skin with led light therapy. LED light therapy is one of the easiest and quickest treatments for the skin and is a great choice. The different wavelengths that are used in light therapy can improve your body and skin in various ways depending on which skin problem you would want to be treated.
Blue, green and red lights have different functions and effects, but they both activate processes in the skin that helps in detoxification. Detoxification improves blood circulation, allowing nutrients to be transported into cells, giving the skin a glowing and healthy look.


Source:google.com

Hope you enjoyed and learned something different today :)

Best,
Katja

New In - October

Hey guys :)

Finally a post about what I bought in the month of October :))


Balea Mizellen Augen Makeup Entferner Pads
Balea Mizellen Reinigungs Tucher


Balea Tuchmaske Cool Melon
Balea Tuchmaske Fancy Pomegranate
Balea Tuchmaske "Born To Be Lazy" LE
Balea Tuchmaske mit Aktivkohle


Kiko CC Cream Cushion System 
Kiko Eyebrow Fiber


Balea Extra Dry Deodorant
Balea Sensitive Deodorant


Parodontax Classic Toothpaste


Subrina Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
Balea Sweet Berry Rasiergel


Balea Chai Tea Vanilla Maske
Balea Anti-pickel Warme Maske
Balea Anti-pickel Pell Off maske


Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara
Maybelline Superstay Matte Ink


Balea Milde Seife
Balea After Sun Dusche

And that's all guys, really just some everyday things I needed to pick up and some new products that hit our stores ;)

Have a lovely day <3
Katja

REVIEW: Illamasqua Gel Sculpt

Hey everyone!

Today's review is about the product that I got in my LookFantastic beauty box.  It's about the Illamasqua gel sculpt in shade Silhouette. It's not a full size.


You get 8g of product with a full size and it costs 32,50€, which is expensive, I know. 


The first ingredient is water, second one is a moisturizing ingredient and many others. Palmitic acid can be acne causing ingredient as well as stearic acid. It also contains yellow, red and blue pigments. All in all there are actually good ingredients in this product.


Take off the cap and you’ll find a cylinder of solid gel (it reminds me of roll-on deodorant) with a fresh floral smell. I sometimes apply it directly on my face and sometimes I take a brush, both work just as fine. In the tube, Silhouette looks a terrifying black colour but this actually translates to a soft grey/brown when on the skin.


The only thing is that it's very sheer, so I don't think it would show up on darker skintones, although Illamasqua claims it's universally flattering It's amazing for everyday, natural contour and it's easy to build it up.

It's also very light, almost creamy in texture. It is a one shade only product but I've seen it being used on all sorts of skin tones and somehow it just seems to work on everyone. I have no idea what magic powers they've put inside Silhouette but I'm loving whatever it is! 


Because of the gel formula, this seems to sink into the skin making it look really natural, like you're not wearing any makeup at all. It's  also great if you have dry skin as it doesn't leave a powdery residue, but also lasts well on oillier skins due to the water resistent formula.



CONS:
- only one shade, darker tones may not find it suitable
- expensive


PROS:
- blends easily
- you can build it up
- looks very natural
- lasts well (water resistant)

To conclude, I never found a product for contouring that looks as natural as this gel sculpt from Illamasqua. It's perfect and I would totally buy it when I finish this one that I got in my LF box. Thank you LF for introducing me to one amazing product again!

Have you tried this, what do you think about it?

Happy Monday <3
Katja

Essence "Counting Stars" TE - PREVIEW

Reach for the stars! The sky shines in a purple blue, the stars sparkle and the sound of last night’s party still echoes softly in the distance. The new trend edition “counting stars” by essence whisks you away to the big city and its dreamy atmosphere at dawn. The sparkling beauty pieces with shimmer effects and star prints are inspired by that special moment when night turns into day.



Essence "Counting Stars" - Highlighter & Eyeshadow Trio

A trio palette consisting of eyeshadow and highlighter with a soft texture for radiant eye make-up styles.

Available in 01 Make Your Own Magic, 02 A Sky Full Of Stars.


Essence "Counting Stars" - Star Shot Lip Topper


Iridescent pigments reflect the light, sparkle like the stars and create full, voluminous lips. Applied as a topper or on its own, it makes the lips look ready to party without feeling sticky.

Available in 01 Live, Love, Sparkle.


Essence "Counting Stars" - Star Lipstick


The lipstick with a high coverage and a soft formula creates a glamorous look in red or purple – also a visual highlight thanks to the cool star-shape of the lipstick.

Available in 01 Bring The Glam On, 02 Shine Bright.


Essence "Counting Stars" - Glitter Nail File


The glitter nail file is ideal for shaping and shortening the nails – and it adds a touch of glamour to any cosmetics bag!

Available in 01 Glitter Is My Favourite Colour.


Essence "Counting Stars" - Water Based Top Coat



    Transparent top coat; absolutely essential for fixing the magic mirror effect nail pigments in place to create a long-lasting look.
    Available in 01 Dance Till Dawn.

    Essence "Counting Stars" - Magic Mirror Effect Nail Pigment



    The ultra-fine, metallic pigments create trendy duo-chrome styles or iridescent effects on the nails – as magical as a starlit night. Fix in place with the water-based top coat.

    Available in 01 A Sky Full Of Stars, 02 Shine Bright, 03 Holo, It's me.


    Essence "Counting Stars" - Jelly Highlighter


    The highlighter with a special memory jelly texture practically melts with the skin to create a shimmering glow.

    Available in 01 Stars In A Jar.


    Essence "Counting Stars" - Silicone Makeup Sponge


    Innovative silicon sponge in a star-look for the smooth application of liquid or creamy make-up textures. Washable and reusable.

    Available in 01 Reach For The Stars.


    Essence "Counting Stars" - Star Hair Swirls


    The pretty golden stars can be twisted into the hair with ease to create a look with star appeal. Easy to remove again

    Available in 01 Rising Stars.

    REVIEW: Avon Mark Liquid Lip Lacquer

    Hey everyone :)

    Avon recently launched their first liquid lipsticks in both, matte and shine versions. I decided to buy one of the matte shades since I wanted to try them out. I got mine in shade Dare To Be Bare.


    In each range, shine and matte there are 10 shades to chose from. The packaging is transparent plastic with a black matte top. Reminds me of nail polish packaging. You get 7 ml of product for the regular price of 9,50€, but they're on sale for 4,90€.


    The applicator has a petal shape and I do like it. It has quite thick formula and you need just one swipe for full opacity.


    The finish is definitely true matte and it also doesn't feel sticky at all. I like the fact that it feels very lightweight and you really forget you have it on. It's not drying like many other liquid lipsticks are.

    I like the shade range since you can get some beautiful reds, violets, pinks or nudes. It also has slightly fruity scent.


    Shade Dare To Be Bare is a darker nude and it's perfect for everyday wear. The only thing I really hate about it and I can't get over it, is the fact that it's not longlasting at all. It stays on my lips for about an hour but that's the longest I've gotten with it. It's not kiss proof either. For the price, I expected more since you can get some Essence lipsticks that are better.


    PROS:
    - nice range of colours
    - matte and shine
    - lightweight
    - doesn't dry your lips


    CONS:
    - not longlasting at all
    - not kiss proof

    All in all, it depends on you. If you don't mind the fact that you will have to take it everywhere with you since it disappears off your lips very soon after applying, than go for it, it's perfect for you then! It's unfortunately not for me and I won't be buying more.

    Have you tried this already? Let me know :)
    Katja