<![CDATA[ The Informed Makeup Maven - Blog]]>Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:27:49 -0500Weebly<![CDATA[DIY Beauty: Deep cleaning Hair spritzer]]>Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:31:00 GMThttp://theinformedmakeupmaven.weebly.com/blog/diy-beauty-deep-cleaning-hair-spritzerMake your shampooing more effective by loosening up build up with this DIY spritzer.  This spritzer helps achieve healthy looking hair and clarifies the scalp.  No need to double shampoo!  Try this recipe concoted by Kattia Solano, owner of Butterfly Studio Salon in NYC. 
1/2 cup of sparkling water
1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar
Lemon Juice (1 tablespoon)

  • Add a few drops of your favorite oil (coconut, olive, almond) for a hit of extra moisture.
Combine and mix the ingredients in a spray bottle and apply to dry hair from roots to ends until fully saturated. Lightly massage scalp for a couple of minutes, allowing the spritzer to absorb. Rinse thoroughly and follow with your favorite shampoo.

<![CDATA[Makeup Inspo: Stila X Clover Canyon]]>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:28:22 GMThttp://theinformedmakeupmaven.weebly.com/blog/makeup-inspo-stila-x-clover-canyonNeed to refresh your bronzy makeup mid-season?  Why not try the look Sarah Lucero, Stila Cosmetics' Global Director of Creative Artistry, designed for Clover Canyon at Miami Swim Week 2015. 
For this look, it's all about sheer colour that looks natural and skin like.  Start by warming up skin with a sheer liquid bronzer.  Define cheeks with a cream or bronze tint, careful to blend quickly.  Smudge a deep brown/bronze hue, and line eyes with a gel or liquid liner.  Balance the entire look with a sheer deep lip gloss or tinted balm.  
<![CDATA[DIY Beauty: Raw Honey Hair Mask]]>Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:07:43 GMThttp://theinformedmakeupmaven.weebly.com/blog/diy-beauty-raw-honey-hair-mask
Photo credit: The Huffington Post
Honey.  Nature's liquid gold.  The ultimate food that heals, nourishes and soothes.  The nectar derived from flowers is touted as a super food and the ultimate skin salve.  A featured ingredient in several beauty products that range from acne treatment to anti-aging, raw honey is a natural humectant, moisturizer, anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory. 

Youbeauty expert, Julie Ricevuto, shares her Raw Honey Hair Mask, which hydrates and soothes a parched and irritated scalp.  Perfect after a day at the beach or post-pool dip.

Photo credit: Listovative
Comb mask through hair with a wide tooth comb, then massage scalp for five minutes then cover hair with a shower cap for 30 - 60 minutes.  I prefer to use cling wrap as the occlusive nature of the film helps generate heat and allows for better penetration of the mask.  Rinse well using a mild shampoo, and voila` a calm scalp and lush soft, shiny hair.
Combine two tablespoons of coconut oil with a tablespoon of honey.  Heat gradually in the microwave for 10-20 seconds (depending on wattage - best start with short increments to avoid burns!) until the mixture is warm and has the consistency of a thick lotion.