Key to Eternal Youth?

 

 

For those unable to afford the pricier medical-type treatments, day spas all over Redondo offer facials, peels and treatments—many under $100.

At the Beauty Bird Lounge on Artesia Boulevard in North Redondo, Lorraine Rodriguez offers a litany of treatments: chemical peels, body scrubs, brow design, lash extensions/tints and full body waxing.

Once a commercial production coordinator, Rodriguez trained at the Aesthetics Training Institute of California, obtained her medical aesthetician’s certification, and later “went through Aveda’s complete training course … so I know 27 different facial massages,” she said. “That why I customize, depending on what (the client) needs.” 

Patterned after practices in the Orient, the majority of her facials are accompanied by arm and foot massages, reflexology and aromatherapy: tangerine for oily skin, tea tree for acne, lavender to create calm.

“I do one facial that is an organic alternative to microdermabrasion,” Rodriguez said, explaining how she manipulates the skin with her fingers in a way that mimics a machine. “It helps to minimize wrinkles, smooth out the pores, and lighten up darker pigment spots.”

She first cleanses the face, using a “clarifonic brush” that oscillates and helps exfoliation, and then paints the skin with White China Clay and bamboo shoots, which dry like a mask. A facial massage removes the dead skin and is followed by oil and warm towels.

The manual microdermabrasion treatment—including a hydrating mask, firming toner, eye cream, sunscreen and moisturizer—is $85. (Rodriguez offered a 20 percent discount for any service to anyone who mentions this article.)

She also offers a variety of peels, including pumpkin and glycolic, all between $65 and $100.

“Most are sent home with samples of products used and a home-care routine,” said Rodriguez, who lives in the Holly Glen section of Hawthorne with her cinematographer husband. She opened her Beauty Bird Lounge just seven months ago.

SPRING COLORS!

  • Bold is Beautiful! 

maccosmetics:

Jeremy Scott, AW12 New York Fashion Week

Stay Safe in the Sun
Excessive sun exposure can cause sunburn, skin damage, skin cancer (the most common form of cancer), cataracts, uneven pigmentation of skin and heat stroke. Take the right precautions to avoid these hazards and enjoy the sun safely.

Look for both UVA and UVB coverage. This means that the sunscreen will block both kinds of damaging ultraviolet light. Do your research into the brand though; a number of US brands, for example, do not have adequate UVA coverage when compared to European brands.
Be careful about what is in your sunscreen. Some chemicals are allergens, potential hormone disruptors or just plain unnecessary. Here are some key ones to watch for:
Look for a PABA-free sunscreen. Para-aminobenzoic acid, or PABA, was used in sunscreens for a long time, but it can stain clothing and cause an allergic reaction in some people.


Avoid sunscreens containing vitamin A (retinyl palmitate). The FDA has warned that this may make your skin photocarcinogenic, namely, skin covered in it is at greater risk of turning cancerous when exposed to sunlight.[1]

Avoid sunscreens with added insect repellent. Choose a sunscreen because it protects you from the sun; choose a different product for insect repelling.
Choose a water-resistant sunscreen, if you’re going to be swimming or sweating a lot. No sunscreen is truly waterproof, so you should reapply the sunscreen frequently, according to package instructions.
Be especially careful with sunscreens chosen for children and people with sensitive skins. Zinc and titanium sunscreens are considered safest and least likely to cause an allergic reaction in children and people with sensitive skin.[1]In general, sunscreen is unsuitable for babies under 6 months of age. Read the label for more advice.
Apply the sunscreen generously. If you’re using a cream, the amount of sunscreen you should use is about the size of a regular golf-ball, or 1 ounce.

Stay Safe in the Sun

Excessive sun exposure can cause sunburn, skin damage, skin cancer (the most common form of cancer), cataracts, uneven pigmentation of skin and heat stroke. Take the right precautions to avoid these hazards and enjoy the sun safely.


Look for both UVA and UVB coverage. This means that the sunscreen will block both kinds of damaging ultraviolet light. Do your research into the brand though; a number of US brands, for example, do not have adequate UVA coverage when compared to European brands.

Be careful about what is in your sunscreen. Some chemicals are allergens, potential hormone disruptors or just plain unnecessary. Here are some key ones to watch for:

  • Look for a PABA-free sunscreen. Para-aminobenzoic acid, or PABA, was used in sunscreens for a long time, but it can stain clothing and cause an allergic reaction in some people.
  • Avoid sunscreens containing vitamin A (retinyl palmitate). The FDA has warned that this may make your skin photocarcinogenic, namely, skin covered in it is at greater risk of turning cancerous when exposed to sunlight.[1]
  • Avoid sunscreens with added insect repellent. Choose a sunscreen because it protects you from the sun; choose a different product for insect repelling.
  • Choose a water-resistant sunscreen, if you’re going to be swimming or sweating a lot. No sunscreen is truly waterproof, so you should reapply the sunscreen frequently, according to package instructions.
  • Be especially careful with sunscreens chosen for children and people with sensitive skins. Zinc and titanium sunscreens are considered safest and least likely to cause an allergic reaction in children and people with sensitive skin.[1]
    • In general, sunscreen is unsuitable for babies under 6 months of age. Read the label for more advice.
    • Apply the sunscreen generously. If you’re using a cream, the amount of sunscreen you should use is about the size of a regular golf-ball, or 1 ounce.

(Source: google)

DON’T OVERDO IT

Resist the urge to gob on tons of eye cream at night. Too much can lead to itchy eyes the following morning—and it can actually make bags look even puffier.
For the perfect Eye cream…. www.lucrece.com 

Skincare No No…

As important as the right skincare products are for your face, many women never bother to consider what they use for everyday washing and actually use the same bar soap they use to wash the rest of their skin!

Why is this such a beauty no-no? Soap has many ingredients that are meant to strip away everything on the surface of the skin; this is how you get clean. However, the skin on your face is especially delicate and needs a good supply of natural oil in order to stay healthy.

Those natural oils are what keep your skin from getting dry and developing wrinkles, and washing them away with bar soap is going to lead to tight, dry, flaking skin on the face, and to those dreaded premature wrinkles.

The right cleanser for your face should also add back the moisture it takes away. Regular moisturizing soaps don’t have these ingredients, or will have ingredients that are too harsh for the face. You may see more breakouts and skin irritation if you use bar soap on your face, even if it claims to be gentle and to add moisture to your skin.

Use a gentle cleanser meant for the face when you wash; some days you may not even need a cleanser. If you’ve gone without makeup and don’t have a buildup of oil and dirt, a cool wet cloth can clean your skin adequately.

For a Free consult Book a complementary 15 minutes with Lorraine www.beautybirdlounge.com 

(Source: rusticbeauty)

For Beautiful Eyes, Look for the good in others. For Beautiful Lips, Speak only words of Kindness: and For Poise, Walk with the knowledge that you are never alone! - Audrey Hepburn
Any if you need help with anything else…. www.BeautyBirdLounge.com
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For Beautiful Eyes, Look for the good in others. For Beautiful Lips, Speak only words of Kindness: and For Poise, Walk with the knowledge that you are never alone! - Audrey Hepburn

Any if you need help with anything else…. www.BeautyBirdLounge.com

For all of your Hair care Services… www.theparlourhairsalon.com

Sexy Arch + Spring Make up (Night)

Sexy Arch + Spring Make up (Night)

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DID YOU KNOW? * Argan oil is a highly effective skin moisturizer with antimicrobial properties. It is a lot more than a simple moisturizer because it does not contain any cholesterol. Argan oil is more effective than other natural skin moisturizers such as shea butter and olive oil due to high content of fatty acids.* It also helps to restore the natural pH of the skin.* Argan oil helps in reducing the wrinkles and softening the skin.* Argan oil has a sebum regulating action on the oily skin that reduces the oiliness.* It has also shown to increase the elasticity and tightening of the skin.* If you are suffering from acne or chicken pox scars, application of argan oil is very beneficial to reduce these blemishes.* Argan oil is also known to neutralize free radicals, treat acne, eczema and psoriasis.* Argan oil has regenerating properties on skin by revitalizing the cell functions that prevent early skin aging due to sun, pollution, stress, smoking, etc.* By application of argan oil on nail, brittle nails can be made stronger.* It can help to reduce skin inflammation and skin irritation, helping to cure numerous dermatological disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and even acne.* Pregnant women can apply argan oil to prevent the onset of stretch marks.* Mineral make up tends to dry skin. Application of 1 – 2 drops of argan oil for 5 minutes, before applying the mineral make-up this problem can be avoided.In short, Argan oil benefits on skin are:* Prevent loss of moisture from the skin* Diminish wrinkles* Anti-aging* Stimulate skin cells* Reduce scarring* Give you softer skin* Prevent stretch marks* Relief for eczema and psoriasis* Restores nutrient content to skin cells

DID YOU KNOW? * Argan oil is a highly effective skin moisturizer with antimicrobial properties. It is a lot more than a simple moisturizer because it does not contain any cholesterol. Argan oil is more effective than other natural skin moisturizers such as shea butter and olive oil due to high content of fatty acids.

* It also helps to restore the natural pH of the skin.

* Argan oil helps in reducing the wrinkles and softening the skin.

* Argan oil has a sebum regulating action on the oily skin that reduces the oiliness.

* It has also shown to increase the elasticity and tightening of the skin.

* If you are suffering from acne or chicken pox scars, application of argan oil is very beneficial to reduce these blemishes.

* Argan oil is also known to neutralize free radicals, treat acne, eczema and psoriasis.

* Argan oil has regenerating properties on skin by revitalizing the cell functions that prevent early skin aging due to sun, pollution, stress, smoking, etc.

* By application of argan oil on nail, brittle nails can be made stronger.

* It can help to reduce skin inflammation and skin irritation, helping to cure numerous dermatological disorders such as eczema, psoriasis and even acne.

* Pregnant women can apply argan oil to prevent the onset of stretch marks.

* Mineral make up tends to dry skin. Application of 1 – 2 drops of argan oil for 5 minutes, before applying the mineral make-up this problem can be avoided.

In short, Argan oil benefits on skin are:

* Prevent loss of moisture from the skin

* Diminish wrinkles

* Anti-aging

* Stimulate skin cells

* Reduce scarring

* Give you softer skin

* Prevent stretch marks

* Relief for eczema and psoriasis

* Restores nutrient content to skin cells

The Ultimate Beauty Gift for the Girls

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If your BBF is a sucker for vintage chic then she will adore these retro style hairdryers from Corioliss. Light weight, and pretty to look at, these fabulous floral hairdryers are lovely and portable making them a great gift for girls on the go.



Why we love them:


They come with their own baby blue leather protective case, so they’re perfect for ladies who love things to look neat and tidy. No trailing wires to be seen. Bliss.



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We do Vintage we do Beauty!

LOW-DRYERS  

Skincare
Brazilian Waxing
Eyebrows
Smooth, Healthy, Radiant, Glowing New You… starts here.
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  • Skincare
  • Brazilian Waxing
  • Eyebrows

Smooth, Healthy, Radiant, Glowing New You… starts here.

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Twitter @lorraine213

Brazilian Waxing is strictly for the ProfessionalsNot the Kardashians!

  • Do not let this happen to you! 

Khloe Kardashian receives an at-home bikini wax from sister Kourtney on Sunday’s episode of ‘Kourtney and Khloe Take Miami,’
“I can see that you need a bikini wax from here,”
Kourtney says as Khloe prepares for a photo shoot.
“I wasn’t paying attention, I was so busy,”
Khloe says. “I’m freaking out, because Lamar’s never seen me without a bikini wax.”
Luckily,
Kourtney has given herself “the best bikini wax in town” and she gives Khloe a hand.


PROFESSIONAL BRAZILIAN BIKINI WAXING www.facebook/beautybirdlounge.com
Brazilian waxing tips and Tricks on Pinterest: http://bit.ly/xbjZD1
Appointments Available
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Hair Chalking
Encouraged by the season? Update your  lady locks or Transform your Ombre temporarily with this Spring’s new trend. 
Hair Chalking If you haven’t heard of hair chalking, here’s the deal: you wet your strands, rub chalk all over them and then heat style to lock in the color. It’s down and dirty and probably doesn’t smell awesome but it looks pretty cool. And you can wash it out on Sunday night before returning to work which is, well, sensible. 

Hair Chalking

Encouraged by the season? Update your  lady locks or Transform your Ombre temporarily with this Spring’s new trend. 

Hair Chalking If you haven’t heard of hair chalking, here’s the deal: you wet your strands, rub chalk all over them and then heat style to lock in the color. It’s down and dirty and probably doesn’t smell awesome but it looks pretty cool. And you can wash it out on Sunday night before returning to work which is, well, sensible.