How to Prevent Oily Eyelids!

www.ilonashine.comEver wonder why your eye makeup won’t stay in place? You apply and reapply only to have it end up under your lids, creasing and melting throughout the day. You just might have oily eyelids and not even know it. But, if it’s any consolation, you are not alone. Oily eyelids has always been one of my beauty culprits but I am here to tell you what you can do to keep that eyeshadow in place! Read More

Bye Bye Ombre! New Hair Color Trend for 2015

sofiaWhile ultra vibrant hair and dramatic ombre ruled 2014, we’re starting to see a shift in the hair forecast. As we step into 2015 we’re beginning to see a more natural trend in hair. The leading force toward this minimal vibe: balayage, increasingly popular highlighting technique that mimic those sunkissed highlights you got as a kid. And now, piggybacking off balayage, we’re seeing another similar, albeit darker, smoother technique that we’re sure is about to go mane-stream called ecaille ( “tortoiseshell” in French).

The ecaille technique is a slightly richer and darker version of your natural color paired with golden highlights and a whole lot of shine. The look, which began trending in Paris, tends to also be darker at the roots and lighter at the ends – consider it a much more sophisticated version of the ombre we know. Pop some balayage highlights on top of this rich shade and and a gloss to keep it rich, and you’ve got this multidimensional, demure look. Read More

What You Need To Know About Going Platinum Blonde

Yes, the trend is in but are you willing to go to such measures to get the dramatic icy-blonde makeover?  I came across this amazing article written by Augusta Falletta on going platinum blonde. It is so informative that I had no choice but to share with you. Lets see exactly how much time, money, and maintenance platinum-blonde hair takes.

We asked BuzzFeed employee Peggy Wang to walk through the process of going platinum from start to finish.

Done by  Jan-Marie Arteca, a colorist at Jeff Chastain Parlor salon in New York City.

First things first, there are a few things to consider. One main concern is the potential damage your hair will face. Read More

Nail Stains: Get the Yellow Out With These Easy Solutions

Stained nails are an embarrassment every manicure maven eventually faces. Badly mixed nail color, poorly cleaned claws, or simply painting too often can lead to yellowed nail beds. Instead of doubling the damage by covering up with more polish, try one of these at-home solutions next time you’re caught yellow-handed.

LEMON JUICE

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Just as lemon juice bleaches summer strands, the citrus fruit also lightens and brightens nail beds. Dab a few drops of fresh lemon juice onto stained nails and let set for several minutes. Then, buff the surface with a dry washcloth, and massage a few drops of olive oil for extra moisture. Read More

Is your body getting enough minerals?

www.ilonashine.comMineral deficiency can wreak havoc on your whole body. Yes, that includes your hair, skin, nails, and bones. Minerals are the catalysts for all the vitamins and other nutrients your body uses for developing and maintaining good health and proper cellular function. Our mineral and nutrient depleted soil produces crops that are void of essential elements that are extremely important for the bodily functions.
Mineral imbalance is by far the most common cause of several diseases, hair and bone loss. Minerals have to be in balance with each other because too much of one in some cases can cause an imbalance in another.
Hair is one of the best medium for mineral analysis of the body. Just recently I had done such hair analysis by testing my hair for mineral deficiency. According to my doctor I was lacking certain minerals and was recommended ConcenTrace drops. Read More

How To Keep Your Hair Healthy

www.ilonashine.comMany of us obsess about health of our skin, but how many pay the same attention to the health of our hair? We color, brush, style and blast it with heat and chemicals. Our hair takes on a significant amount of abuse all in the name of vanity. So here are top 5 rules to keep your tresses in tip top shape.

  1. 1.  When using (blow dryer, flat or curling iron) keep it on the medium setting to prevent damage and drying of the hair shaft. Hair in the weakened condition is more susceptible to damage leading it to lose elasticity and eventually break. Read More