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Introducing Beautytube

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Hey Guys,

We’re soooooooo excited to introduce Beautytube to you all. It has been an emotional ride getting this dream to reality.  To think it was once a just thought, but now we have developed an easier way to produce and film content for all things in the beauty world for women to enjoy and learn best use of tools, right application of products and some great tips & advice from professionals.  A huge thanks to all those who collaborated on this journey for all your time and efforts, all the knowledge that was passed on to us, “I could not of done this with out you all!!! So thank you again and happy beautytuben…

October 2015 was the release of  Beautytube.
After so many hurdles and endless roller-coaster ride’s developing the format for Beautytube was hard. But with lots of  photo-1testing and grinding we have nailed it, you can expect to see quick 90 second tutorials on all things beauty, including hair, beauty and nail-art lots of creative colour, learn to style your hair, do your own makeup, tips on nails and do a manicure on yourself.  Stay up to date with the latest trends, quick tricks for best eyebrows, eye makeup, splash on some eye shadow make those green eyes pop. Tutorials on long hair to short hair, to tell you the truth we are going to cover it all. We will be keen to hear what you would like to see next…

 

Find our channel on Youtube, with a weekly release the playlist grows on, with product giveaways across beautytube’s facebook and instagram.
You can slow that motion down to pictorials on our pinterest page. Dont forget to subscribe on our Youtube channel we are forever adding to our library of beauty videos.

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Ninety seconds: half a pop song; a Facebook check; a bathroom break. Or instead, you could learn how to style your own hair do your nails or slap on some makeup into a salon-worthy do. Hollywood glam waves, rockabilly quiffs, ombre nails, sexy sleek cat eyes are all just a click away with Beautytube’s new how-to videos.

 

LOOK GOOD – FEEL GREAT!!

Jax & Aleks

BT. Xx

Tips on Age cheating!

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Want to learn how to cheat your age like Gwen?  Can you believe she is 42!  Amazeballs!

From your hands to your lashes and brows there are a multitude of small areas that will give away your age!

When cheating on your age, it’s important to pay attention to the small details.
We tend to forget about our hands when going in the sun or just out and about.  If you drive its usually this side that is worse!  The sun is the devil when it comes to aging.  Surely if I had know back in my school days I would have worn my gloves and hat when my school teachers bellowed at me to do so!

old handsSadly, the way to draw attention to your less-than-youthful-looking hands is to have a remarkably fresh face. The contrast immediately draws attention.   Your hands can tell your age more than your face these days! Check out Madge and Sarah.. YIKES!

Thankfully, it is reasonably easy to rejuvenate them. Age spots can be zapped away by Jax and her IPL machine. You will only need a couple of these to make your hands look 10 years younger!  IPL will not only remove the pigmentation it will also stimulate collagen and elastin and make your skin super soft!

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Once you have the back of your hands looking younger, you may want to show off your fingers – not so easy when your nails are also showing the effects of ageing, including dryness and uneven surfaces like ridges and splits.

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Have a Deluxe mani that will exfoliate and moisturize your hands as well as your nails.  This will also fix the ridges by buffing them out and making your nails super smooth!  Clipping all the dry cuticles off will work wonders!

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Makeup – the trick is to appear as natural as possible and not too heavy on your eyes as this will highlight those wrinkles!  One of the latest craze is semi-permanent eyelash extensions. They will last providing you care for them properly, which includes brushing them and not using oil-based anything on your eyelids, you’ll still look great without any other eye make-up at all.  Its recommended to have regular 2 week infills to keep them looking perfect.  Check out our previous post on lashes!

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Eyebrows – Sadly the hair does get less as we age!  One of my elderly clients quotes “the hair from my brows fell to my chin” haha. These days there are heaps of products out there that will help with this.  You can purchase products that actually can help your brows and lashes grow!  Then there is makeup to help.  Draw your brows in with a similar colour pencil while brushing with  a clean mascara brush at the same time.   This will help smooth out hard lines from the pencil.  You can also fill in with shadows.

So here are a few tips to help with aging… There are many many more too!  Why not come in for a facial and I can give you some tips!

Jax xox

 

 

Bridal Beauty Part 2

So your skin is glowing, you have the flawless complexion down pat now lets talk about your Bridal do’!

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First DO NOT under any circumstances ditch your usual 6 week visit to your stylist for your trim. DO NOT DO THIS! Because you know what will happen, your ends will get so ratty and brittle and split and a week before your wedding when you finally come in to have a “trim” before your big day,  we will have to chop 3 inches off your hair that you have been growing for 6 months. Yep that’s what we will have to do !

So continue your 6 weekly visits and its time to play with some colour options. Its all about playing until we get the perfect colour for your day. Maybe you like it lighter or darker or more natural looking highlights. Talk to your stylist about what vision you have of yourself walking down the aisle and then we can make a plan of how to achieve your vision of beauty!  There is also an option for clip in hair extensions for extra length and thickness.
We use really good quality REAL hair.  These can look absolutely fab.. and then you can keep them for ever if you look after them well.  Aleks at Esstudio will hand sew these for you.

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The options on how to style your hair are endless! like literally endless! so let me inspire you with some visuals…..

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Have a look at your dress and show your stylist images of it so you both can pull together ideas for the creativity of your hair do!  Make a board on Pinterest and follow others to get ideas.  We have hair and makeup inspiration on our pinterest page so check it out!  We’re also always posting stuff on our FaceBook page too so LIKE us to keep informed!

Whether it’s up or down, half up, to the side or however you want to wear your hair. Your going to look fabulous and don’t stress out too much.

Bring on the Champas!

Get ready for make up next!

Jax xx

 

Nasty Polish

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Are you aware of the potential dangers of your pretty named nail polish ?
With cute names like bubble bath or Strawberry shortcake,  are you blinded from the potential dangers of these polishes?  With some scary ingredients that are known cancer causing chemicals and those toxic to the nervous system.

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The top three worst chemicals of concern are toluene, dibutyl phalate (dbp) and formaldehyde – the TOXIC TRIO.

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DBP is now banned from cosmetics in the EU, but the other two are still allowed.
It is a commonly used to make plastic.  It is also used as an additive to adhesives or printing inks.  It is a suspected endocrine disruptor.  Meaning its bad for your hormones! 

Toluene, a solvent and pain thinner, is a potent neurotoxicant ( toxic to the nervous system) that acts as an irritant, impairs breathing and causes nausea, according to EWG. It’s especially hazardous if your pregnant, as breathing in toluene vapours can harm your unborn baby.

Formaldehyde, on the other hand, is commonly found in nail-hardening formulas and is a known allergen classified as “carcinogenic to humans”.  We’ve all heard of formaldehyde.
I’ve had a few clients that have said their nail has fallen off using nail hardeners.  It is the main ingredient in hardeners. Formaldehyde is highly toxic to all animals, regardless of method of intake. Ingestion of 30 mL (1 oz.) of a solution containing 37% formaldehyde has been reported to cause death in an adult human.[28] Water solution of formaldehyde is very corrosive and its ingestion can cause severe injury to the upper gastrointestinal tract.  There is so many wrong things with Formaldehyde.

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Fortunately, a number of beauty brands, including some mainstream ones, are now phasing out these chemicals, and are proudly 3 free already. A few have gone 4 and 5 by also excluding Formaldehyde resins from their formulas and / or camphor, a strong smelling plasticizer that can be an irritant in large amount.

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Our favorite polish that we use at Esstudio is Hello Darling which is 5 Free! (meaning absolutely NO toulene, formaldehyde/formaldehyde resin, DBP or camphor) and are animal testing & cruelty free. They didn’t stop there – it is also  free of parabens, phthalates, SLS and SLES, and source low-toxicity & biodegradable ingredients to make it as safe as possible to humans, with minimal impact on the environment and other living beings.

 

The Barber shop.

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We are seeing more out’a control beards than one can handle! Lets just sort one thing out, put it this way… How would you like us to walk around with long untamed hairy muff’s, eewwww… Mmm I don’t think so, take a trip to your local barber and have a clip and a shave… You may even enjoy it! The Barbershop is so trending right now.  It’s ok to grow that beard.. just not out of control.  It doesn’t look or feel nice, especially when your going in for a good old pash.  The esstudio crew is doing fab old fashioned style shaves and clipper clean ups, nourishing those beards chemical free (that’s right no nasties ingredients) Handsome devil Co these products are awesome.

 

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A bit good ol’ history.

Do you know what the red, white and blue pole represent?. Well that is associated with bloodletting and was a representation of bloody bandages wrapped around the pole.  In the Medieval times early 1900’s your local barber and physician were one and the same man.  Barbers performed surgery on customers as well as tooth extractions and cut their hair too!  This went on for 6 centuries.  Next time you come in for a hair cut maybe we will pull that tooth out too!! YIKES! Only men visited barber shops, originally all hairdressing on women was done in the home, usually by the wives and daughters of barbers.  Wow how things have changed.

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Soon in the salon you will be seeing our restored barber chairs appear.  These chairs have a lot of history.  If only they could speak.  Made in the early 1900’s by Louis Hanson there aren’t too many of these around anymore.  Here is one pictured above…Look closely though… .. Are they having a shave or his he having a tooth removed???

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Guys and Gals stay tuned for our video tutorials to go live soon.   Were doing everything from women’s styling to make up and nails and men’s styling too!! We may even show you how to tame your own beard!