Monday, November 4, 2013

Benefits of Out of the Ordinary Beauty Ingredients

For years, beauty enthusiasts and experts have worked hard and discovered hundreds of breakthroughs with ingredients you and I may find extremely out of the ordinary and even strange! However, these natural ingredients that will be soon mentioned are some of the most beneficial and full of nutrients for your well-being, particularly your skin. Take a read!


Salmon 
Ummm..
We all know that salmon is a very healthy choice when it comes to eating! By eating salmon, you are adding luster and softness to your complexion. 
Fish itself, particularly salmon has one of the richest concentrations of omega-3 acids which helps to nourish the body's production of inflammatory substances which help to decrease clogged pores, darkness in skin and the appearance of fine lines!

NOW, imagine if all those nutrients came in a form that is applied directly to the skin. One of the newest and most exciting lines has arrived to Pretty&Cute - the Skinfood Salmon Brightening collection. Choose from an eye cream or eye serum and see the results rapidly. The ingredient of Haloxyl strengthens skin and decreases hemoglobin production to prevent the formation of dark circles under the eyes. 

Snail Extract 
Say what? 

How could snail serum possibly improve human skin? The fact is that snails and humans share many of the same skin elements. The balance between collagen  and elastin in the skin of snails is almost the same to that of humans. When snails face hardship, they naturally produce a serum that is packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatories, immune modulators, proteins, co-enzymes, and cell-communicating ingredients. This is the principle ingredient in snail creams and products.


Snails never have skin infections or inflammations. A snail can come across a blade and not experience any cuts. Snails never have any issues with the balance between their collagen or elastin components because of their ability to biologically produce the only solution in the world solely made for the objective of renewing skin and keeping it healthy.


Marine/Mammalian Placenta
Ok, now this one is just plain weird..  right?


Placenta facial creams and masks provide proof effect of skin rejuvenation, nourishing and treatment of problem skin. This type of product is perfect to be used by a teenager with acne problems, a woman who wishes to improve the appearance of wrinkles and a man with sensitive skin can quickly get rid of after shave skin inflammation. 

This special ingredient does not only provide you with a quick cosmetic effect, but also psychological satisfaction after the treatments because the results will be seen practically immediately. Placenta has been shown to reduce the appearance of wrinkles,  hydrate skin, reduce skin sagging, and reduce the appearance of freckles and blemishes.



Now that you're informed of some of the most natural and good-for-you ingredients, which will you take a look into? Do you know of any other "out of the ordinary" beauty ingredients? Let us know!


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Park Bom Inspired Makeup


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Park Bom, one of the most well-known and influential Korean pop artists on the market today. Along with her amazing style of music, she is an icon when it comes to beauty and fashion. If you are a fan of Park, you probably are able to recognize her just by snapshots of her eyes. Why, you say? Lets start with the amazing eyelid fold she possesses that millions worldwide envy! 

Typically, Asian eyes are "mono-lid" meaning that they do not have a fold. To achieve a Park Bom signature look, an affordable and effective way to begin is with eyelid tapes or glues. How it works:

Eyelid tapes are cosmetic tapes that are placed onto the eyelid and pushed upwards into another fold of the lid to achieve a double fold. It is even possible to achieve a semi-permanent to permanent fold of the lids in this way with continuous usage. Find the ones pictured below demonstrated by the one and only Michelle Phan, a fan of these tapes > Video: How to Even Out Eyelids Without Surgery

Of course, the next step to the iconic Park Bom look is the deep black cat-eyed/winged eyeliner. Use a gel formula for best results as the look requires more of a Kohl and chalky look rather than a smooth liquid eyeliner type of look. Use one with a thick liner brush for best results such as the one featured here. Find this Gel Liner by Clicking Here

You will notice that another signature feature of the Park Bom makeup look is the adorable pop of silver or a shimmery white which makes the eye appear larger and really "pop"! Use a pencil type for best results. Using a liquid type may make the look appear too made up and too much of a club-scene look. Draw this directly underneath the outer corner of the eyeliner you had just applied. 
Find this Eyeliner by Clicking Here
Of course, the staple of this look are falsies! Park enjoys to use natural looking lashes that aren't too overpowering of her already bold makeup look. Find a lash that has great volume of lashes all around it. This will help to circle the eye portion more and give the overall look just what it needs for that adorable Park Bom look! Find these lashes by Clicking Here

What did you think of this? Let us know below! 


Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Back to School Beauty Tips

It's that time again, time to head: BACK TO SCHOOL!


Have you already or will you be heading back to school in the near future? Going to school can be tough and stressful as it is. As you probably will deal with stacks of homework, tedious group projects, sports and rushed and hectic schedules in general, the last thing you want to have to deal with is worrying about your makeup in between. Use the breaks in between your classes to catch up with friends or grab a cup of coffee instead! 

As you head back to school this Fall, take some of our beauty tips with you.

DO'S 


  • First, Consider TIME. Figure out an every day look that is quick and easy to put together (10 min max).
  • Consider the season. You had probably spent a bunch of time in the sun this past summer, so take into consideration how your skin tone might've changed and find the appropriate shade of foundation.
  • A subtle cat eye.  Use liquid eyeliner and create a minimal wing at corners of your eyes. A liquid formula will ensure your look to be longer lasting.  
  • Keep nail polish subtle. The less bold the color, the less frequency of maintenance for you as chips will be more noticeable with darker and more pigmented colors. Use shades like baby pinks and nudes - they also go with everything!
  • Use lip stains. These last longer than any kind of lip product yet give off a natural look. Even if it begins to fade throughout the day, the color still looks great and effortless and does not necessarily require touch ups. 
DON'Ts
  • Go bold with "loud" colors. The reason for this is a collaboration of some of the elements in the above section. Using more bold colors will typically take more time to work with (blending evenly, finding complimenting colors, etc). It may require more maintenance throughout the day which of course will take even more time! 
  • Piling It On. Using excessive makeup; foundation and eyeshadows in particular will not only take more time but it can also end up costing you more than you need to spend on beauty for school.  Lastly, having too much makeup for long periods of time in class won't let your skin breathe fully.
  • Forget about skin care. One of the most important elements of keeping up with personal beauty starts with skin care. With school in session, stress levels can rise which can then result in skin exhaustion. Be sure to use a daily cleanser and toner each day to ensure healthy skin. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Makeup: How to Make it Last Through the Night

Going out this weekend or have a special event to attend in the near future? As girls, we all can agree that one of the worst things that can happen is looking or feeling like a hot mess! Make sure your look stays in tact all night and be confident that you'll look fabulous in photos with these beauty tips:

During Prep...

1) Foundation Primer - The first step after moisturizing is to apply a primer that works with your skin type. What a primer does is a few things which are all essentials for going out: it keeps your makeup on, it smooths out any fine lines and wrinkles for a flawless canvas and has the ability to absorb any excess oils or even provide moisture in areas needed. This will be one of the top essentials for your special night out or event you're attending!


2) Eyeliner - this tip is most useful for those who use gel eyeliners but will work with any kind of eyeliner. For long lasting, pigmented color when it comes to lining your eyes the trick is simple - apply a thin layer of a cream eyeshadow on the lid. Use colors of your choice as your eyeshadow look or use a nude/white for a sweet shimmer

3) Moisturizing Lips
Keep those lips kissable and the color on them long lasting for hours without cracking and crumbling by simply applying your favorite lip balm first underneath any kind of lip color product you will be using such as lipstick or lip gloss. Your lips will feel free and not so stiff as if you were to just apply color alone. You'll feel the difference, trust us!











Finishing Touches/ Tips Through the Festivities 

1) Eyebrow Finisher
Using an eyebrow product that comes on a mascara wand is such an awesome tool. Not only does it keep the hairs in place throughout the night but it seals in the color and products used before it. If you use a tinted eyebrow mascara, the color will seal any missing hairs that might have been missed and create the most polished look.

2) Finisher Spray 
Now to really make sure your makeup stays put and stays fresh all night, try a makeup finishing spray. Use it after you have finished applying makeup to seal in your look immediately and bring it with you while you are out to give yourself a refreshing moment of rejuvenation as it provides you with gentle breeze of moisture. Find makeup sprays in several types including those specialized for dry or oily skin.

3) Blotting Papers 
Perfect if you have oily skin. Get rid of the excess and unnecessary shine that can become the unwanted highlight of a photo whenever you need to with these papers. Keep a pack with you and use whenever you feel the need to touch up your look. 












And so now you know! During your next outing, remember these steps to keep your look beautiful and long-lasting and of course, to ensure a fabulous and unforgettable night out with your loved ones.
Find all the items featured and more by Clicking Here

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stick-Straight, Lifeless Lashes?


Short, straight, frustrating lashes? No worries. 

If you have lashes that tend to be stick-straight and on the shorter end - you know how frustrating it can be when it comes to finding a mascara that works for you. This is why we'd like to introduce the all new Skin79 Kick It Side Hedwig Lash Mascara which makes what you thought was impossible into reality. 

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We'd like to introduce firstly, the Kick It Side Poseidon Lash Mascara. This mascara has an ultra black color that expresses bold eyelashes with deep, rich pigment. What's even better? The brush that comes with it - with a slight S-shaped curve that perfectly fits with the lash line. Its bristles neatly curl and lift up short lashes for a boost. 

This mascara is both waterproof and smudge proof so you can enjoy your day, worry-free!


No image editing or fooling around here! 


The second mascara in this collection is the Kick It Side Hedwig Lash Mascara. Using a similar formula as its mascara-cousin, Poseidon, this mascara is capable of also providing you with curled, deep pigmented black and full lashes for long periods of time. The difference between this mascara and Poseidon is the brush shape included in the tube. This mascara's brush has a flat bottom section and a slightly curved opposite section. This allows for it to really grip onto each of the hairs to give your lashes the best boost from root to tip. 


Now that you know, what else are you waiting for? Transform straight, short and dull lashes to voluminous and full looking lashes now! This amazing formula won't do you wrong and with two customized brush designs, you'll be sure to find your ideal lashes with one or the other.

Find these mascaras at our store here!



Sunday, August 11, 2013

It's the Perfect Time to Take Advantage of our Refer a Friend Program

We receive several e-mails from our customers requesting a permalink for the refer-a-friend program. Our program offers 50% of their friend's purchase in reward points for everyone who refers a friend. If your friend makes a second or even third purchase, you will gain 50% of the reward points from his/her total purchase. 

We are reminding our customers of this program in honor of our SEMI ANNUAL SALE being hosted now through August 13 because there is no better time than now to earn those extra reward points! Both you and your friend will benefit and grab the goodies you love. 

Pretty&Cute offers permalinks to customers. However, with our current system, the permalink is not visibly displayed . I have spoken with our developers about this issue. In time, we will work this into our system and make it easily to navigate around.  Here is a simple tutorial on how to obtain your permalink with our current system:


Step 1
Login to your Pretty&Cute account. 
This will bring you to "My Account" section.
Once you're there, click on the link "Refer friends."




A window will pop up with text fields for you to insert your "friend's email address" and a message. Enter your own e-mail address in its place, do not enter in your friend's email address.
This will allow our system to send you an e-mail with your permalink in it.




Within the e-mail there is a link to the website. 
That is your permalink for the referral program.
The e-mail should look like this:



Click on the link. This will take you to www.prettyandcute.com. If you look on the address bar, you will see it has the words "referral_ID" with your customer number behind it. In this example, the customer number is "437". This is how we keep track of your referrals. 





With this link you can refer us to your friends however you would like.
Link it to our banner and post it on your blog, YouTube channel or any other social network of your choice. Just replace the highlighted link to your own Identification link.


This is what the banner would look like if you put it on your blog. Whenever someone clicks on the banner and makes a purchase, you will be able to view your points in "My Account" section on www.prettyandcute.com



You can use the link on Twitter.com





You can use it on Facebook.com





Or you can shorten the link to Bitly.com and track your link clicks.






From http://bit.ly/ you get a detail statistics on your link count.