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Bold Lips. Yay, or Nah?

Ah yes, the lip craze. Big, bold lips are in right now, and we have Kylie Jenner to thank for that, but is it for everyone? I wore bold lip colors for a work week, and here’s what I found out.

Day 1. Port by GloMinerals. This is one of my favorite colors! For those of you who aren’t familiar with GloMinerals lip colors, first what is wrong with you, and second you don’t know what you are missing. Port is a deep red color and comes in a long black skinny tube. It applies like any other lipstick, and I recommend lining your lips before applying. The feedback I received was amazing! Multiple people commented and told me that the color was beautiful, not to dark and not to vibrant. Not only did the people I saw love it, I did to. It gave me life and put a pep in my step. I wore it to work, and wore it out to dinner with my friends. The best part was, I didn’t even need to touch it up. I applied it in the morning and reapplied before dinner, only to make it darker. My skin tone is olive, but this lip color would look good on just about anyone. 

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Day 2. Punch by GloMinerals. Sticking with the same side of the color wheel, Punch is in the same lipstick family, coming in the long skinny black tube, but is Bright Pink. It’s the perfect summer color. The spring was all about nude lips, but the summer is totally taking over with the vibrant colors! This color would be perfect for your summer vacation, or a shopping day with your girlfriends.

 

 

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Day 3. Orange Lips. Pop by Glo Minerals. I started the week off doing great! I was getting compliments about my lips and even people wanting to buy the lipstick out of my purse. But then day 3. I decided to try an orange color, something I wouldn’t normally do. Lets just say it wasn’t the best color on me. A few of my friends said remarks like “interesting choice of lipstick” and my true friends said “Wow J,  really not your color”. Although I appreciate the honest remarks from my sweet friends, it made me feel self conscious all day. The only time I would ever put this color back on my lips, is for Halloween. Unlike my deep red and bright pink that made me feel extra confident, this orange did the reverse for me.

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Day 4. PURPLE. Sorbet from Glo Minerals. Man, did I love this color. After day 3, I was ready to call it quits, but I knew that wouldn’t be fair to the rest of my newly bought, unopened bold lipsticks waiting to be used.  I paired this purple with a t shirt dress and a pair of white converse. This color had just enough shine that I didn’t have to pair it with anything else, and lasted all day. Although I would not wear this color everyday, it was a nice switch up, and ended up being really really pretty.

 

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Luckily I am off on Fridays, so my week of bold lips ends here!

 

If I have learned anything from my week of bold lips, it’s that with the right color, I could conquer the world. The only downfall I found was if I wasn’t totally comfortable with the color, it made me second guess myself, and feel insecure. So my advice for everyone to scared to try the newest bold lip fad, DO IT! If anything it’s a fun experience, and you won’t know if you don’t try. Who knows, maybe you end up getting proposed to in Port, or meet your new niece or nephew in Punch. And maybe you were able to rock the orange lips and got your dream job. Don’t underestimate the power of lipstick, and don’t get stuck in a rut. Change your look and have fun! Life’s too short to always have nude lips.

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Get that Summer Glow, without Going on Vacation

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Can’t get away this summer, but want to have that bronze goddess look? We’ll make it happen! Sorelli is adding Air Brush Tanning to our menu, and we have all the answers to your tanning questions!

How long is the appointment?

The appointment is a half hour. It takes about 5-10 minutes for the full body pray, 10 minutes to dry, and a 5-10 minute consultation

Who will be doing my spray tanning?

MaryAnn Hughes will be the airbrush technician. She is a fully licensed, certified, tanning technician-esthetician.   She’s been a spray tan technician for 19 years – in fact, her very first job was with a tanning salon!  She will be applying your flawless tan, and afterwards – wow!  you should also book her for the most beautiful eyelash extensions ever! (and we have eyelash specials going on right now!)   

What is the main ingredient in the tanning products?

DHA, (dihydroxyacetone) which is a colorless chemical derived from plant sources such as sugar beets, sugar cane and glycerin.  It interacts with your own amino acids in your surface skin cells to produce your tan color. The ingredients and the tanning process are FDA-approved.  Now what does all that really mean? In simple terms, it is safe. The tan does not absorb into the body and is 100% non-toxic. This sunless tan will leave you with a smooth, even, non-sticky glow

How should I prepare for my Sunless Tan?

We recommend that you shave or wax 24 hours before your service. It’s super-important that you exfoliate your entire body and shower immediately before your appointment.  DO NOT put on any lotion, perfume, makeup/foundation, or deodorant. These products can cause a barrier to the tanning solution. As far as what to wear, we recommend you wear loose, dark, clothing to the appointment and old undergarments. While the tanning solution should wash out of clothing, we don’t recommend wearing your newest or favorite undergarments, especially white. Bathing suits can be worn if you wish. A shower cap will be provided.

How long will my tan last?

Anywhere from 6-10 days, depending on your skin type and post-tanning activities. Your tan will fade as your skin naturally sheds cells, just like a tan created by the sun.  Moisturizer is essential to keep your tan alive –  we recommend using a moisturizer after a few days to help the tan fade evenly. After your tanning session you should wait a minimum of 6-8 hours before you shower, 24 hours is optimal. When you do shower, DO NOT exfoliate or scrub your skin. Make it a quick shower, no long hot baths. Pat yourself dry and coat your skin in a light moisturizer.

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– Right after your tanning session, for at least 24 hours , do not exercise or do anything that will make you sweat. You don’t want drip marks in your beautiful new tan!

– Refrain from any skin-to-skin contact until you have showered

– Sleep on dark colored sheets and use dark towels for the first day or so.

– Make sure your moisturizer is alcohol-free. You want to use a hydrating moisturizer.  We have the perfect ones here in the salon to keep your tan smooth and even –  you may purchase one after your session.  Ask MaryAnn which one she recommends!

– Remember, the spray tan treatment has no SPF in it. So if you are going to be out in the sun, please wear sun block to protect your beautiful skin!

We are very excited about our new service, and to get you and everyone else excited too, we are offering 20% off your first spray tan!  Get that perfect summer glow, safely and in just a few minutes, without leaving town!

 

 

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