WELL HELLOOOOO SPRING!!!! ')

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IT’S OFFICIALLY SPRING WHEN…..??? ‘)

What are some of the little things you do to celebrate the official arrival of SPRING??

Well, let me go first!

~ First, I chant:  “mmmmm….SPRIIIING… I welcome you with smooooth shaved legs, painted toes, exposed arms and a smile fit for bright pink gloss and sunniiiies!!! mmmmm….” LOL…😉

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~ Second: I just love cracking my window super early in the morning before I get up and listening to the birds while that energizing, crisp, fresh air creeps in.

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~ Third: When I can pack away sweaters and most of my vast array of jeans that have faithfully assisted my ensembles for the past 6 months; AND actually break out a RAZOR for a proper and thorough LEG SHAVING…….???

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OH YES DARLING, RING THE ALARM……IT’S SPRING!!!! 🙂

~ Fourth: It’s truly official when I can relieve these poor little toes from the torture and confinement of panty hose, lined tights, sock upon sock and boots.

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 Note: Those were all being worn at the same time most days!  

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 ~ Finally: One of the most exciting for me, is taking my princess for our FIRST SPRING PEDI!!!!

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I would love to hear some of your Spring Rituals! 

Before I go, I leave you with some SUPER important SHAYZON PEDI POINTS and REMINDERS.

* Have fun with your polish colors, there are NO RULES!!

* If you bump into a color you love while out shopping, take it with you to your next appointment.  Spas/salons don’t usually mind using your personal polishes.

I’m sure we’re all selective on wear we choose to lay our heads, well so should we be selective on wear we place our feet. 

* Remember to always wait at least 2 days after shaving your legs before going for a pedicure. Don’t stress about the stubbles or hairs you haven’t gotten around to YET! 😉

WHY? (Shaving creates micro openings/tears in the skin, making you susceptible to bacteria making its way into the legs. That can become a nightmare experience.)

* I know it feels good, BUT it’s best to keep your toes away from the jets, especially if they are on while soaking your feet.

WHY?  (Jets can harbor bacteria and fungus from prior clients and improper cleaning.)

* Be sure, especially on a busy day in the salon/spa, that they are properly sanitizing the foot baths between clients and/or before it’s your turn for relaxation. 😉

WHY? (Evenings, weekends, and days with mani/pedi specials, can become very hectic, leaving it challenging for the technicians to thoroughly sanitize the basins between clients. Let them know you don’t mind waiting a few extra mins for them to have a chance to properly prepare the basin for you.)

* Secret recommendations from the spas: “If possible, clients should go for morning appointments or Monday-Wednesday evening appointments.”

WHY? (Slower days and times allow you to receive the best pampering, thoroughly sanitized stations, a quieter environment and undivided attention on you.)

 HAPPY SPRING AND PRETTY FEET TO YOU HONEY BUNNY’S!  MUAH 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE PERFECT LBD

WHAT IS THE PERFECT LBD????

SINCE IT’S SUPPOSE TO BE “PERFECT“, DOES THAT MEAN WE ONLY NEED TO HAVE ONE???

IMG_20140119_052300-624x1181Some may not be familiar with the acronym LBD, so let me start with that… ‘)

LBD is short for Little Black Dress.

 The LBD is one of my recommended “must haves” for every fashionista/womans closet.  You may be wondering, what makes a little black dress the “perfect oneAND how much should this “perfectLBD cost you?

20140119_090845-e1396020237520-576x1024There really is a “perfect” little black dress, but I believe there is a perfect one for each and every occassion! 😉 You can have one that’s sophisticated, one that’s simple, fun, sexy, spunky and/or funky…… get my drift? ‘))

In other words, NOOO you don’t have to have just one and YES there is definitely more than one “perfect” LBD for each of us!

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** A few CHICified things to keep in mind when LBD shopping or hunting:

1)  ALWAYS try it before you buy it. Many times it can look drab, boring, ill-shaped or down right ugly on the hanger, but sometimes those odd little gems are the “perfect” ones. Believe me…that’s what happened to me with my “hanger ugly” little gem. ‘)

LBDedit-488x1024I passed it and passed it and passed it, but something about the fabric and the neck line was very appealing.  I decided to take my own advice to just try the darn thing on! To my pleasant surprise, I was blown away by the cute style, incredible fabric, flattering fit and then….THE PRICE!!!!  Holy Canoly!!

Let’s just say I most certainly did the FAB FIND HAPPY DANCE in my dressing room!! 🙂

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I accessorized my LBD this time with a vintage leather purse, a gold bangle and necklace. I added some spice to my ensemble with burnt orange tights and black suede pumps. I did a topknot to accentuate the neckline and topped it off with a bold red-orange lipstick.

OK, I know you’re thinking…there’s no way SHAYZON is going to leave us hanging on the price! LOL… Of course not!!! It was……… $8.00!! I kid you not!!

Totally DEAL GURU Worthy!

2)  When selecting an LBD, keep the type/s of occasions in mind that you are purchasing it for.

3)  An LBD is an asset because that one dress can become a multi-event garment.  By adding different jewelry, shoes, bags, tights, hairstyles, scarves etc. your one LBD can look like 10 different dresses.  ( Don’t shy away from adding color to your ensemble.)

4) Select styles that are timeless vs trendy , well tailored and most importantly, styles that accentuate your most flattering features and assets. Stay away from styles and cuts that make feel self conscious and/or insecure. ( There isn’t one particular style that’s recommended for an LBD, go with what looks amazing and makes you feel confident. )

5) SHAYZON’s RACK ATTACK recommendation is to shop and scout department store sale racks, resale stores, boutiques, consignment shops and definitely thrift stores. ( Usually we find the most fabulous things when we don’t need them, so always keep an eye out for that gem before you actually have an event that may require it. )

You most certainly don’t have to break the bank to have “THE PERFECT LBD“.

 

 

 

 

GIVE 'EM LIP! ')

IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR FOR SERIOUS

LIP SERVICE!!

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Pucker up ladies!

Burgandy, Wine, Deep Plum and Oxblood lips

are smeared all over this Fall/Winter season.

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Holiday reds are timeless and quite captivating, BUT…

it’s time for a walk on the darker side. ‘) You don’t even have to say a word, these lips speak for themselves.

tumblr_mu85iqc2Q91rdlmloo1_1280-300x260What’s the secret approach to achieving this look successfully?

First, you must, must, must exfoliate and moisturize your pout.

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Second , line your lips and fill them in entirely with a comparable lip liner.

Last, but definitely not least, using a stain or lipstick , coat or apply that gorgeous lip color, being ever so careful to stay inside the lines.

OOPS!! Redo please! ‘)

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Here are a couple useful SHAYZON QUICK TIPS to keep in mind:

~ The final look should be a soft satin finish or matte (the glossy touch isn’t necessary this time around).

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images-61~ For even coverage, after applying your moisturizer, apply a light layer of concealer to the lips then follow the steps above.

~ After you’ve applied your lipstick or stain, apply a bit of translucent powder around the outer edges of the lip with a sponge or flat makeup brush, gently wipe away the excess powder and this prevents the lipstick from bleeding outside of the lines.

Voila

A Picture Perfect Pout!! ‘)

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