Friday, 28 February 2014

Smart Snacking

Snacking is often the downfall to any diet or eating plan one might have set up. Snacks seem to be the easiest way to derail an otherwise good eating day. So having good snacking options ready and in mind are key to curbing your hunger in a healthy way.

Have you ever tried kale chips? Sure, they’re green and perhaps a little odd looking. But they’re healthy, nutritious, and downright delicious!

Kale Chips

1 bunch of any kind of kale
1 TBS Vinegar (apple cider, white, etc.)
3 TBS olive oil
Sea salt

Preheat oven to 150 C.

Wash kale and tear leaves into bite sized pieces. Discard stems. Dry in salad spinner or on a towel.

Combine olive oil and vinegar in a small bowl and pour over kale. Use hands to gently coat the kale with dressing.

Spread a single layer on baking sheet, sprinkle with sea salt and bake for 10-15 minutes. Flip leaves once during cooking. Cool enough to eat and enjoy!

Monday, 24 February 2014

Priori Wellness Facial

We’re offering 50% off our wonderful Priori Wellness Facial for a limited time. It was 2011 last time we held this sale, and we sold out in two hours!

An incredible deal on an amazing facial is simply too good to last long. This facial will give you firmer, brighter skin.

Coffeeberry works to brighten your skin, while other active ingredients turn over cells, and moisturize for an effect that lasts. This is one deal you don’t want to miss, an opportunity to pamper your skin should never be overlooked.

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Listen 360 Client Reviews

Bronzalicious salon has recently upgraded our review options to make things easier on you, the client. We’ve integrated Listen360 into our systems to manage customer reviews.

“Listen360 provides an efficient way to manage feedback and use your customers’ direct and honest comments to improve business operations, correct shortcomings, and deliver outstanding customer service.”

We believe this new service will be a wonderfully convenient way for our customers to rate our services effectively and quickly. We know time is of the essence, and want to take no more of yours than needed. Your reviews mean the world to us, because we truly care what our clients think, and we appreciate you taking the time to let us know how your experience in our salon was.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Treating scars

Scars, like the accidents that often cause them, aren’t intentional. Many of us with scars would love nothing more than to do something that could help them fade or look less apparent. Turns out, there are a few things that experts believe truly do make a difference.

Sunscreen can help minimize the appearance of scars and protect them from hyperpigmentation. Use SPF 30 or higher, and use a sunscreen with zinc to block UVA & UVB rays.

Microderm or dermabrasion treatments can help reduce the appearance of different types of scars. It’s best to speak with an expert to learn the best treatment for your scar type.

Lotions with vitamin E or cocoa butter are extra nourishing to your skin. If you’ve got an injury that’s scabbed but not scarred, use petroleum jelly to keep it moistened and avoid itching.

Scar reducing creams and patches work to create an ideal environment for skin re-growth and a varied amount of success has been found with these products. Of course, for a temporary fix, you can turn to every gal’s pal. The tube of concealer.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Date Night 101

If you’re headed out for a first date your nerves might be high already. Lessen your own stress by packing a few date night essentials that will have your back, no matter how the evening unfolds.

A lip color that stays. Pretty self explanatory, if you start the evening with lipstick on, it’s sure nice to end the same way. Most lipsticks aren’t known for their lasting power, so do your research and find what works for you.

A mirror. Pack a double punch by using a mirror in your foundation compact. Then you’ve got both at hand at a moment’s notice for a quick glance or touch up opportunity.

Travel sized perfume. A little spritz mid-way through the evening will give your confidence a boost.

Blotting papers. In case you get a little oily, these will help you blot it away in an instant.

Concealer. Just in case. Cause you’d rather not be caught without it, right?

Breath mints. Hello. This is a date ;)

Every girl can walk into her next date with a little extra confidence in her step knowing she’s got these perfect side-kicks stored in her purse-just in case.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Does your nail color say something about you?

Going to the salon to get your nails done is a relaxing experience for most. We leave feeling pampered, refreshed, and pretty! Did you know you were making a statement each time you select your new mani color? Some say that the nail color you choose speaks volumes about who you truly are. Here’s the color breakdown:

If you choose a bold color: you’re confident, and not afraid to be the center of attention. Women wearing bold colors generally know what they want, and aren’t afraid to admit it.

Subtle toned hue:  down to earth, natural, and soft. An ‘easy going’ personality.

Neon/funky colors: a free spirit, you’re full of fun and whimsy. Letting your playful side show is just the beginning of the adventures that await.

Glittered & glitzed: you’re festive and social. You’re all about making memories with those you love- as you realize those moments of laughter and fun are the true gems of life.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Battling under-eye bags

They come from many causes, sleep deprivation, genetic inheritance, or just a long rough night, but at one time or another we’ve all had a few dark under eye circles hang around. Dark under-eye circles have the ability to age even the youngest face, which is why they’re one of the top woes in the beauty world to this day.

The skin under and around our eyes is the thinnest skin on the body. This also means that it’s transparent enough for the blood vessels to show through.

Avoiding alcohol and cigarettes are always a great bet when it comes to your skin health, and avoiding under-eye circles is no exception. If you’re looking for an under eye cream be sure to look for one containing caffeine because it constricts the blood vessels under your eye.

If you’re wanting to cover them with concealer, look for one in an apricot tone that is a shade lighter than the color your skin tone. The yellow tone of the concealer works to cancel out the purple under the eye. Ensure you use a concealer with a creamy texture, avoid powder as it simply settles into the fine lines around your eyes-making things worse. 

Monday, 17 February 2014

Cleaning nail polish from carpet

Mistakes happen. When you’ve just spilled a bold colored nail polish on the floor, it probably seems like things can’t get much worse. If you’re stuck in this clean up situation, don’t despair, here’s how to handle it:
Absorb as much of the polish puddle with a paper towel as possible-ensure you’re blotting not rubbing, which will set it in and spread it around.

Then get an old towel and blot the carpet using some acetone remover on the towel. If you’ve gotten the stain saturated with the acetone, use a dry part of the towel to press hard atop the stain. Ideally a lot of the color will be extracted thanks to the acetone treatment.

Once the towel isn’t picking up colour any longer, use a traditional carpet cleaner to finish things off.

Sunday, 16 February 2014

2014’s Makeup Trends

We’re nothing if not lovers of all things beauty-and makeup is a huge part of that.  A quick flip through a magazine, or a few moments browsing on pinterest and you’re sure to find heaps of inspiration. Here’s the makeup trends of 2014 that have caught our eye so far:

Orange lips- a trend that we saw pop up at the end of 2013, it appears orange lips are here to stay for awhile. A fun and flirty way to mix things up from the traditional red or pink lip.

Blue of a certain hue- We mentioned it being a great color for brown eyed beauties, but cobalt blue eye shadow (and liner) have been popping up everywhere. It’s undoubtedly this season’s trendiest color- so deep and moody!

Petal pink lids- a light pink eye shadow, no liner, and mascara gives an amazing soft ethereal look.

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Brown Eyed Beauties

There is something so lovely about a pair of chocolaty brown eyes. So sweet and seductive, you should play into that! Here are a few eye shadow options that are perfect for the brown eyed beauties out there.

Because your brown eyes are mix of all the primary colors, you’re lucky to have lots of option! For a fun change, a vibrant blue shadow (like cobalt blue) will bring out the richness in dark brown eyes, and will really help them to pop.

Try applying eggplant colored mascara next time you’re headed out for the night. The purple shade enhances your brown eyes and makes the whites of your eyes look whiter. Other great options include green, gold, or copper shadow. The warm metallic colors make brown eyes glisten and highlight a hint of sparkle.  

Thursday, 6 February 2014

Beauty Myth De-bunked

Have you ever heard the myth that eating chocolate gives you skin spots? If so, we’re guessing you’ve wondered if it’s true. Who could say such shocking things about chocolate!

Plenty of studies have shown that there is no direct link between chocolate consumption and pimples (whew!) yet it could be the sugar to blame. Dermatologists now believe that rapid fluctuations in blood sugar levels affect the function of sebaceous glands, which could potentially cause acne.

Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Detox Bath

Have you ever tried a detoxifying bath at home? It’s soothing and easy- making for a great way to incorporate a little ‘self care’ into your evening.

To begin: Fill half your bathtub with warm water. Add 1 cup of Epsom salts and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar to the water. This combination will draw dirt and grime from your pores and also works to relieve joint pain.

Try lighting a candle and dimming the lights to increase your level of relaxation. Ahhh, does a body good.

Monday, 3 February 2014

Valentines Va-jazzle

Have some fun this Valentine’s day with a free Va-jazzle! From now until Valentines Day, we’re offering a free Swarkovski crystal heart shaped bikini gem tattoo with the purchase of listed waxing treatments. Valued at $30, this treatment will glitter and delight for 4-6 days.

The waxing treatments that include a free Va-jazzle are: G-String, Catwalk, or Smoothie options.

So what are you waiting for? Call us today to get your dazzle on!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Be a Knight in Shining Armour

We’re offering a wonderful Valentines Special this year. So guys, no need to delay-stop in today and purchase our Knight in Shining Armour package for your Valentine. It’s sure to please! Get $229 worth of treatments for only $129

This wonderfully relaxing package includes: a decadent aromatherapy facial, smoothing lime & ginger body polish, and a heated body cream infusion.