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5 Beauty Treatments You Should Have Before Fall

  • By Guest Contributor Brigitte Evans

Well, summer is slowly coming to an end, and with it our cozy dreams of long, warm vacations and lazing around the house without a care in the world. It’s time to focus on the fall, with its rainy skies, hot coffee and beautiful warm-toned colors of fallen leaves. Fall usually means back to school or work for the most of us. Thus, we want to make sure we begin the new season ready for the new challenges, looking better than we ever did before. Want to know how to start off fall in the best way possible and look like a stunning bombshell? Here’s a few secrets.

New hair for new you

New Hair for New You - Beauty Chaos


There’s nothing like a new haircut to update your look. Since fall is coming, a visit to the salon is a must. If you want, you can stick to just trimming the ends to give it a healthier appearance. But why not be bold and try something different? A sexy, voluminous lob is all the rage. You could go for more layers and volume, or even try a pixie cut. Talk to the hairdresser and let them give you tips about what kind of cut would suit your face shape. Another thing you definitely want to do is visit your colorist. Butterscotch blonde, honey tones, and pastel strands are popular. So try something new and fun to wow people around you.

Manicure for perfect hands

Manicure for Perfect Hands - Beauty Chaos


Technically, you can do this all on your own. But there’s just something nice about going to a salon and letting the professionals take care of you. Get a pretty manicure and pick a fall-inspired nail polish color, like burgundy. Once that’s done, go home, and right before bed indulge in some easy hand care. Grab a pair of old cotton gloves, slather on a thick amount of hand cream, pull the gloves on and go to sleep. When you wake up, you’ll have gloriously soft, lush hands.

Weight loss shortcuts

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Most of us pay attention to our diet right before vacation, but as soon as we’re back home, we treat ourselves to a bit too much candy and greasy food. Unwanted pounds are a common issue, and we’re often too busy to figure everything out as we rush to readjust to the hectic September days. Worry not, because there are shortcuts you can take that provide excellent results and can help you shape up in no time. Cavitation treatments are non-invasive and effective, and less risky and costly than liposuction. Paired with a healthy diet and some cardio, you’ll be that va-va-voom bombshell that draws sighs all around her.

Multitasking skin treatment

Multitasking Skin Treatment - Beauty Chaos


The best thing about this is that you can do it at home. We want to look good, but using twenty different products every night to help us deal with our skin issues is just exhausting. That’s why finding the right treatments is critical, preferably ones that target more than one problem and ensure you have supple, amazing skin. Kiehl’s Turmeric & Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask or similar products can help you get rid of wrinkles, dullness, and even help soothe your skin and give it a smoother appearance. DIY masks are also a good choice, and can give you incredible benefits without having to visit the salon or spend tons of money.

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Clean up your brows

If you’ve done it before and are sure you can do it well, just grab some tweezers and clean up your brows for a neat, fresh look. Or go to a salon and let them shape and pluck your brows to perfection. If your brows are too thin and sparse, microblading is all the rage these days. It will give you a fuller look, it’s semi-permanent, and it’s an easy way to get those perfect, Instagram-worthy eyebrows.

Beauty treatments help us feel good and beautiful. Whether it’s something as simple as doing a hand mask, or something more complicated like Botox, it’s on us to decide what we need. We hope these easy little tips help you so you may start this fall fresh, gorgeous and happy.

Brigitte Evans is a Cosmetic Skin Care Consultant and a writer from Australia, with a sweet tooth for makeup and everything sparkly. When she is not drooling over the next big thing in the beauty industry, she reads mystery novels and makes plans for her next trip. She is the proud aunt of Sophie, age 2, who has rounded her Chanel lipstick, but she loves her anyway.

Tricks for Painting Nails – White Polish as Base Coat

Good day, beauty lovers.  I recently read a blurb that suggested using white polish as base coat.  The article claims that it will make your polish stand out better than a regular base coat, and protect your nails in the same way a traditional base coat does.  I am skeptical about the protection angle, but why not?

Tricks for Painting Nails – White Polish as Base CoatI happen to have some white nail polish laying around.  Not long ago, the white nail polish trend hit and I decided I could probably do a white manicure on my own.  Boy, was I wrong.  The problem inherent in the white manicure is that the polish around the cuticles must be impeccable. Since I am more of a “wear light polish, flaws disappear” kind of person, the white nail polish experiment didn’t work out well.

Interestingly, white nail polish shows flaws around the cuticles even more prominently than colored or even black polish.  I know, it seems counterintuitive, but it’s true.  Hopefully, this experiment won’t end in me having wasted an hour just to dump a bottle of remover on my hands and restart.

I started off with Essie’s Blanc as my base coat.  Just a classic white, nothing fancy, probably meant for French tips.  The base coat goes on a little less than perfect, which I think negates the point of a base coat.  This does not bode well for the rest of my experiment.

Tricks for Painting Nails – White Polish as Base CoatThe next two coats are my personal favorite New York manicure standby, Essie’s Hi Maintenance.  I usually use two coats of Hi Maintenance with a regular base coat.  Hi Maintenance ordinarily hides flaws very well, and when I use it with the gel top coat, can last for up to two weeks, depending on how fast my nails are growing.

Finishing up, I apply a nice, thick coat of Seche Vive Gel Effects Top Coat.  If you’ve read any previous blog posts, you’ll know that this is one of my absolute favorite products.  It preserves a manicure like a dream.  I seldom even have chipping, which is amazing because my nails take a beating during the week with all the typing I do.

Tricks for Painting Nails – White Polish as Base CoatAfter the gel top coat, I wait for about a minute and apply a drop of Orly Flash Dry to each nail.  This product is another awesome time-saver, as it sets nails immediately.  Though it doesn’t harden the polish completely, it does dry it, making nails less susceptible to smudges. The polish hardens within about 15 minutes.  It’s a life saver.

At the end of the day, I can safely conclude that I prefer a regular base coat. Though I might try the white nail polish trend again now that I have a bit of a steadier hand.

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Cost and Where to Buy

You can find Essie’s Blanc and Hi Maintenance on the Essie website for $9.00 each.  Essie polish is also carried at Ulta, although there’s no guarantee that they will always have these colors in stock.  See my previous post for Seche Vive Gel Top Coat for a review and where to buy.  Orly Flash Dry is available at Ulta for $10.00.  It’s a little expensive, but at one drop per nail, one bottle lasts for a long time.

Summing Up

Ultimately, this experiment using white polish as base coat didn’t work out that well.  My nails chipped a lot, as white polish is likely not meant to be used as a base coat.  But it was worth a try!

Got a nail experiment for me?  Leave me a comment or message me here!