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Baking Soda

www.ilonashine.comBaking soda is a chemical compound that appears as a fine powder. It releases bubbles of carbon dioxide when it interacts with an acid and a liquid. It’s most commonly used in baking, where it acts as a leavening agent. Baking soda is truly a miracle product, whether it is used for baking or not. The most amazing thing about baking soda is that it is very cheap, a 1 lb box is $1.40. You can do all these things for a very small cost. The following are 60 other uses for baking soda aside from making muffins.

Health Uses

1. Use it as underarm deodorant by applying it with a powder puff.

2. Mix half a teaspoon with peroxide paste and use it as toothpaste.

3. Use it as a face and body scrub. Read More

5 Best Face Scrubs

body scrubMost of us tend to stick to the same skin care routine: cleanser, moisturizer and sun protection (if we remember). Sure, a lot of women splurge on expensive masks but there is one important step many tend to forget too often: exfoliating. If it’s a radiant skin you are after, then just cleansing and moisturizing is not enough. By adding exfoliation to your skin care routine helps the natural shedding process of the skin and encourages healthier, smoother, more even-toned, and clearer skin. So, what are the benefits of exfoliation?

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Ombre Hair Color

Arin

 

I know, I know, I am writing about my client’s hair color two times in the row. But lately I’ve been on the roll and wanted to share with you all the fun I’ve been having at work doing all kinds of hair transformations. This time I took Arin’s hair from a virgin brunette into a full-on ombre. It took three full hours from start to finish to achieve this gorgeous look. Arin was flying to Turks & Caicos the following morning for a much needed vacation, and my job was to get her hair -paradise ready. Sometimes sunshine, bikini and ombre-beach hair is all a girl needs to feel amazing. She sure looks beautiful!

If you’d like to learn more about how achieved this look please contact me by going to my website.

Hair Color Transformation

www.ilonashine.comMy client and a good friend Elena came to me with dark brown hair and a desire to go blond. I couldn’t agree more, she was born to be a blonde!  I knew that in order to go lighter I had to lighten her hair gradually (3 appointments to be exact) thus minimizing damage to her hair and her mental state. Yes, I know to some people changing hair color can be a bit of a shocker but not in this case. My anti-aging philosophy has always been simple: “Clean-tan-free skin, lighter hair and clean make-up will take years off anyone wanting to look a little younger”. With this in mind I went to work to create a refreshed version of Elena. As you can see, the end result was well worth the wait. Very Pretty!!!

Pore Strips & Baking Soda

www.ilonashine.comI like pore strips between facials and appreciate the fact that they get rid of blackheads without any painful squeezing. I just wish they worked a little better. Strips never even come close to removing all of my blackheads. So when I came across a video describing how to effectively use pore strips, I was intrigued and had to share it.

First, you have to make a (desincrustation solution) which makes blackheads easier to remove by loosening up clogged pores using only baking soda and water. Then use the actual pore strips- Read More

Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

www.ilonashine.comOdds are when you think of apple cider vinegar you think of an all-purpose household cleaner or something that you would mix into your salad dressing, but it actually has a slew of benefits if you drink it or put it on your skin. I have never done a post devoted solely to this magic elixir..until now. Lately I have been hearing more and more about the benefits of this stuff and I have made a decision to write about this magic potion. Before I get started let me emphasize that in order to get the benefits (raw enzymes and gut-friendly bacteria), you’ll need to use raw organic apple cider vinegar. Clear vinegar is processed and does not have any of the benefits of raw ACV. I will talk about Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, which you can find at your local grocery store. So here are top 10 health and beauty benefits of natural apple cider vinegar. Read More