Skin

Ever Try Counting Sheep to Sleep? Yeah doesn't work! See my fav things to help me catch Zzzzz's

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1. My all time favorite is my eye mask! I been wearing one forever. I actually use the brand buckys from Amazon. You can still move your eyes and it's great for woman with lashies! It blocks all the light and just shuts off the brain. There is also studies that it puts you in a deeper sleep. Your R.E.M.(rapid eye movement the most important restorative sleep)and it's so true for the occasional night I misplaced them I feel the difference.

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2. This is maybe equal to my first essential oils. I give myself a little neck massage. Rub some peppermint on my belly to soothe me. On my head after a long day and if I have a headache. Lavender on my chest. I'm literally a essential oil junkie. Also inhalation taking deep breaths and inhaling lavender or stress relief. Not the peppermint!! That will not put you asleep. Make sure to keep the peppermint away from your eyes.  

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3. Taking a nice warm bath with Epsom salt. Epsom salt will help ease your muscles, and detoxify your days negative energies away. A great cleansing.  

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4. Washing my face using my Image cleanser, also using a great nighttime retinol mask. Knowing I will wake up looking fresh and hydrated! Brushing my teeth, and always have h20! Stay hydrated always.. 

5. Stay off phone and electronics and read usually I'm fast asleep in about 10 minutes. 

I hope this helps you to a better night sleep! 

 Xo,  

Lexie

Are Lash Lifts for you?

After attending an all day class. Look at the separation and the ends. Ahh puurrrfection!! Love it! I get so excited.. 

After attending an all day class. Look at the separation and the ends. Ahh puurrrfection!! Love it! I get so excited.. 

What's all the craze about these lash lifts these days!! Well I have to say they are pretty amazing.. I think it's a great way to give the look of having natural lashes without all the fuss of getting them maintained every 2-3 weeks. They will last 6-8 weeks.  

I mean look at the eyelid lift that's unreal!! Magic happens at EmbellishU!! 

I mean look at the eyelid lift that's unreal!! Magic happens at EmbellishU!! 

One part I love about the lash lift,  is it's giving woman a chance to see themselves bare and natural. It's nice to get use to yourself "naked". You don't need it all your beautiful just the way you are. We just choose to embellish more with lash extensions, and such casue it does save us time during the day. 

This lift looks amazing, but this is before I attended class. This is what you see around not bad but could be better! 

This lift looks amazing, but this is before I attended class. This is what you see around not bad but could be better! 

Ok, so the part that is a little tricky about lash lifts is the growing out/shedding phase. They do get a litttle wonky! (I like that word) You have different shedding cycles same as extensions. They are at 3 different phases. So some will still be curled, straight and it does make it harder to put mascara on.

To my last final thought. EDUCATION. I have been redoing clients lifts. You can't just learn online, it gives you and overall understanding of the procedure but you need to go to a class. Ask them if they were certified with a school they attended. It makes a huge difference. The placement of the hair is everything. A good lash lift takes about 45-75 mins. Longer if I have to fix wonky lashes. Again ask your questions, don't go to the cheaper place, see where they went to school. It's your eyes. I hope this helps!!   Schedule your lash lift for the summer go 6-8 weeks without maintenance!! Follow this link http://bit.ly/2ex2g0a  See you around! 

Xo, 

Lexie

Feels like Fall, Foundation Goes A Shade Lighter, Lipstick Goes A Shade Darker

Fall is officially here ladies and so is my favorite month of all, October. While I'll certainly miss bronzed skin and breezy hairstyles, the new season has me in the mood for exciting beauty trends it comes with. 

The trend - fresh, highlighted skin  

Loving the new highlighter kit from Anastasia also Mario master palette!! Great fall colors

Loving the new highlighter kit from Anastasia also Mario master palette!! Great fall colors

Radiant, glowing skin is back. "Non-touring" is what many people are calling it; the look of heavily covered and overly contoured skin is gone and creamy, dewy skin is here.  

How to get the look - opt for a lightweight foundation to even out your skin then apply a concealer around the noose and under the eye to help camouflage any imperfections and blend. Finish the look with a highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones and Cupid's bow of the lips.  

The trend - peachy lids  

The new neutral that everyone can wear. You can go as bright or as subtle as you like. Pair it with a nude lip for day and for some added drama, with a deep crimson shade for evening.  

How to get the look - Use a cream color at the lash line and blend up until you reach your desired look. Then, finish with a light sweep of powder shadow.  

The trend - glitter eyeliner  

Think of leaves as they turn colors, all the shades they turn too!! Use that for inspiration:)) 

Think of leaves as they turn colors, all the shades they turn too!! Use that for inspiration:)) 

While unexpected for fall, glitter on the eye has been popping up all over the runway for fall. For an everyday look you can pair it with black eyeliner for a edgy, fun look.  

How to get the look - Apply a black liner around the entire eye. Then you can add the amount of glitter you like by patting it on with a small round brush. Use a cream for a softer look. Make it neutral and wearable with colors like copper, rose and gold.  

The trend - berry stained lips  

Great fall highlighter!! 

Great fall highlighter!! 

A true fall classic that anyone can rock. From deep, dark berries and purple to black, darker colors can be extremely flattering and make you standout. It also works well with all lip shapes and comes off very romantic. If you're feeling adventurous. Go for a darker berry, blue, or even black shade.  

How to get the look - For a soft lip, apply a darker shade to the center of your lips and then use your fingers to draw the color out to the lip line. Always make sure your lips are exfoliated and moisturized beforehand.  

The trend - dramatic lashes  

Volume lashes!! Great for woman who want a deep more full look! Or someone who doors not have a lot of lashes it's a great way to give the illusion of having more!!  

Volume lashes!! Great for woman who want a deep more full look! Or someone who doors not have a lot of lashes it's a great way to give the illusion of having more!!  

Lashes are more popular than ever this season and are the most luxurious way to dramatize any look. Wear them alone or with light illuminated eyes for a high contrast look.  

How to get the look - Customize your look with individual lashes or load up on your mascara. Or for more permanent drama you could get your lashes done with me 😉 

What's your favorite fall makeup trend? Leave your comments below!  

XO, 

Lexi

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10 Best Things About Yana

2016 is all about improving beauty from the inside out! 

2016 is all about improving beauty from the inside out! 

Stop by EmbellishU come taste how great this is! Get your complimentary shot!!  

Stop by EmbellishU come taste how great this is! Get your complimentary shot!!  

Introducing Yana!  Image Skincare's newest innovation. Yana is the path to radiant skin that begins from within. Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and gives skin its strength and structure. As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin begins to decrease leading to: fine lines, wrinkles and loss of radiance. After the age of 25, we begin losing collagen at a rate of 1% per year. This means the average person has lost almost half of the collagen in their skin by the age of 50. With Yana's unique formulation, we can combat the signs of aging from the inside out, and restore beautiful, youthful skin.

What Makes Yana Unique

  • revolutionary beauty liquid
  • highly concentrated
  • tastes great
  • increases collagen by up to 65% in just 60 days
  • higher bio-availability
  • rebuild and repair skin on a cellular level
  • reduction of fine lines and wrinkles in as little as one week
  • increases skin moisture by up to 40% in as little as three weeks
  • sugar free, dairy free, soy free, gluten free
  • non gmo

  So easy to use, you can mix with water or drink on its own. Even mix it with your favorite juices, shakes, or teas! You can also order online at imageskincare.com just use code PS06

Now available at EmbellishU!! Regularly $99 plus tax for 16oz of Yana! On sale this week for $85 plus tax. Get yours today limited quantity!! 

Xo,

Lexi

What's New at Embellish U!

Come see me at my new place!! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a reality!!  

Come see me at my new place!! Thank you to everyone who helped make this a reality!!  

Hi all! I'm super excited to say I've officially been in business for a full week! I absolutely love my new location on Arnold Avenue and I couldn't be happy to be in my dream spot. It's so rewarding to be here after creating EmbellishU a little over 4 years ago. All of my neighbors, local shops are super cute too!! 

To go along with my brand new business, I have launched a new website. There, you can find all my services (plus a few extra new ones) including Raindrop Treatments, Angel card readings, and more! All of my services also include all vegan/organic products. You know my motto, I want nothing but the best for my guests. 

Through my website you can book with me or download my app, EmbellishU, and it will prompt you on how to make an appointment. Reminder* we offer by appointment only to maintain a serene atmosphere, keep exclusivity and maintain my clients privacy. I'm so looking forward to having all my existing and new clients in my space.   

Your inner goddess awaits 💖 

Love,  

Lexi

Narrow Down Your Beauty Routine

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In this day and age, there are so many different beauty products out there. From creams to lotions and serums and every form of foundation under the sun, it can be all a little overwhelming. Here I want to list the bare essentials that can get you through your morning routine while still looking young, fresh and glowing.  

  • Coconut oil - the miracle worker. Use it as a moisturizer, hair mask, a head to toe salve, even a teeth whitener. Make sure it's refined though  
  • Essential oils - these you may have a few of, but for different purposes. Tea tree for blemishes, lavender for anxiety, peppermint for energy or skin refresher, just to name a few. You can even make your own scents  
  • BB Cream - evens out your skin tone and masks imperfections while still being lightweight, what more could you want  
  • Powder palette, one of those with a highlighter, blush, bronzer and a skin tone. You could even use some of the shades for your eyeshadow  
  • Eyeliner - in whatever form of your liking, liquid, pencil, gel etc  
  • Mascara - lashes frame your eyes and make them standout more
  • Lipstick/gloss/liner - find your signature shade of lipstick, a nuetral liner, and a light gloss. Perfect  
  • Dry shampoo - make your blowout last a little extra while giving your hair some volume  

While these are just essentials, you might add a few items you love here and there, for a special occasion or whatever it may be. Or even if you just feel like treating yourself to a new lipstick. Hopefully this list will have you try something new, maybe you'll even find your new favorite product. 

 

Love and light,  

Lexi  

Style Essentials

Let's talk a little about some fashion tips. Individual style is very important especially for us women. It allows us to be creative and express who we are as a person. I've curated a list of some essentials that everyone should have in their closet that you can mix and match with your own unique pieces for the perfect look. 

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Great easy coats to wear and super cute! 

Great easy coats to wear and super cute! 

Black and brown belts fun detailed work too. For that sexy but edgy look. 

Black and brown belts fun detailed work too. For that sexy but edgy look. 

  • the ever popular, LBD (little black dress) if you ever have somewhere important to go, you can't go wrong with one of these. 
  • black pumps, what better to go with your LBD than some cute little heels. Here you can have some fun and go with a patent leather, or maybe a classic pointy toe, the choice is yours. 
  • black skirt, if you're not one to choose a dress as a first pick, a skirt can do just as well, a nice mid length looks good on everyone 
  • white collared shirt, this you can dress up with your skirt, or even a nice pair of slacks, or you can totally dress it down and pair it with some distressed jeans
  • black/brown belt, for those outfits that are just missing a little something 
  • structured blazer, another item that you can dress up or down, a black or navy goes well with mostly everything, or you can have some fun with it and choose a statement color to go with a black outfit for a pop of color 
  • dress jeans, in a black or gray, still office appropriate but still comfy 
  • button down cardigan, a neutral color is best so you can wear it with anything, you can choose or more fitted style or opt for a long loose style for a different type of look
  • rain coat or denim jacket, for when you need something lightweight, but still want to look chic and put together at the same time, yet still practical 
Love the tailored flare pant, very slimming. Also a good pair of boyfriend jeans, you dress up or down!  

Love the tailored flare pant, very slimming. Also a good pair of boyfriend jeans, you dress up or down!  

These are a must to have! The staples of your wardrobe! What is one piece of clothing you can't live without?  

Love and light,  

Lexi

We Are Moving!

We are all lovingly guided by our angels and masters. 

We are all lovingly guided by our angels and masters. 

Hi all! Just wanted to share some exciting news with all of you. This has been long awaited for me...Embellish U is moving to a new location! Now I will be able to better serve my existing clients and make room for new ones. I will be right in the heart of Point Pleasant Beach, not far off from where I am now. I will still be performing all the same services, and possibly a few more! That's all still a secret, for now (; I can not wait to reveal the exact location and final product with all of you. This has been a dream of mine for a long time and I want to thank all of you for making it possible. Stay tuned for more info! 

 

Love and Light, 

Lexi

Volume Lashes, The Ultimate Luxury of Eyelash Extensions!

2/3D Volume Lashes

2/3D Volume Lashes

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Cat Eye 2/3 D

Let's face it the lash industry has really boomed over the last eight years. It's not a cheap service and you get what you pay for!! It truly its a luxury service, and a really amazing experience too. My main priority after the health and safety of your lashes, is making you feel comfortable. I want you leaving relaxed, rejuvenated, and revitalized. The atmosphere and my crystal warm bed will heal you from within. Now lets go on to explain what Volume Lashes are!

Volume Lash extensions is a new technique that can offer great volume, so many lashes up to 360 per eye! Seriously it’s like POW! It is unique in itself to also offer to woman that are not able to wear classic lash extensions, due to having sparse thin lashes. Whether it is from a medical condition, hereditary or with age, as we know things change.  Let me tell you a little history about the two techniques so you can understand them a little better.

This is the Premier lash of them all! kardashion lash 3/4 D

This is the Premier lash of them all! kardashion lash 3/4 D

Classic lash extensions are done with one single lash extension that is applied to one of your own natural lashes at the base of your eye, but before your skin. Myself or another technician does this by using two long stainless steel sanitized tweezers. One tweezer holds the lash extension and one tweezer isolates one single natural lash. Now if you have sparse hair we cannot fill in any gaps. We can apply hair where hair is. There are different weights and lengths in lashes and all that is based on the health of your own natural lashes. 

Full on Glamour! 3/4 D

Full on Glamour! 3/4 D

Now we get to Volume Lash Extensions. So as far as the technique goes and isolation of the lashes its all the same. Volume lashes is a technique that you will pick up very fine eyelash extensions 2,3,4,5,6 lashes at one time. You create small fans. This technique really is for technicians that are already advanced in there lash career. I say this cause you really have to know how much glue and the weight of the lashes. Health and safety first, always!! The lashes are much more fine this way you can use more lashes on one eye and fill in gaps and give the illusion of having longer, thicker, and more full lashes. Without compromising the integrity of your lashes. The price of volume lashes is anywhere from $350 to $400 for a full set. The maintenance is $100/$125. It takes up to 3hrs to put them on. The fill can take up to 2hrs. Usually about 1.5, but when you go full on it takes longer. If anyone says it should be quicker trust me it's not a good reputable place. 

So that is the difference between the two lash techniques. I hope you understand a little more and know there is something for everyone! If you want to hear more or have any questions subscribe and be in touch!

Love and lots of Light,  

Lex

New Offerings for May!! Premier EyeLash Extensions and Bronze Tan Bodies!

April is coming to a close, and I want to personally thank you for all your support, the animals will be happy and you were part of that. So thank you for everyone who got a service with me. you helped a little furry friend smile:)) We still have some time left so book your appointment online!

Now the weather is FINALLY breaking we all want to dress a little lighter, wear less makeup, and just be on the go. Not to mention feeling good and sultry with a pair of eyelash extensions and a good spray tan. EmbellishU has the best premier lashes in the area and the best spray tan color around if I may add. If you live locally the jersey shore area, ocean, momouth, manasquan, brielle. Then EmbellishU! is the place to be.

If you needed a sign! Here it is:)) 

If you needed a sign! Here it is:)) 

My mission is to make woman feel amazing, touch them on a soulful level while providing them the attention and pampering they deserve. I am meticulous as it shows in all my work. I was blessed with a gift and I intend on using it to my full advantage.

Volume set:) Kardashian Lashes

Volume set:) Kardashian Lashes

If you visited another lash location and have been somewhere else for lash extensions, chances are you left and just think that's the way the experience should be. Maybe your happy which is great, there are amazing talented woman out there. Unfortunately that's not the case for some. That my friend, is my favorite type of client experience. Then you can see top quality work and product. Finally the most important is the health and safety of your eyes!!

Flawless!!  

Flawless!!  

So for May I want to give all New Clients that get a full set of lashes with me, A complementary spray tan to go with your new lashes! For my Existing customers you can also get in on this bundle of fun and you will receive 30% off of a regular price spray tan!!

Best Sunless tanning Solution! I have other colors too depending on your skin! 

Best Sunless tanning Solution! I have other colors too depending on your skin! 

I have been trying to give back in some way every month. I think its important for our souls our beings. So many people helped and guided me, you have to give back pay it forward. it feels good. I hope you all have a great Sunday and a amazing week!

P.S. I'll keep ya posted on the animal shelter stuff..I'll take some videos

Love and Lots of white Light,

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Lexi

A Quick Guide To Music Festival Makeup

Festival season is here! With events like SXSW, Coachella, and much other like events, you may want to stand out and amp up your look. But how do you best plan for when the weather can change on a dime and your makeup might melt off after hours in the sun? 

The key is to be simple yet bold (a philosophy all in its own.) Maybe try a brightly hued eyeliner, like an electric blue or hot pink, and get a little geometric with the shape. Just be prepared for smudging later on in the day, but don't fret! Embrace the eventual decay of your eye makeup instead of trying to stop it before it happens. Organic is the way to be. Add a couple stick on gems a-la 90"s Gwen Stefani for a bedazzled look. 

Highlighting is another big trend this year, if you're not super into the tribal-y look.Take a shimmery powder and keep the focus on the highest points of your face; top of the cheekbones, brown bone, tip of the nose, cupids bow. Add a little to the inner corners of your eyes if you'd like. Remember, skin and lips are completely bare. Keep it breathable, people. And don't forget the SPF. Throw your hair up in a done yet undone looking braid, add a flower crown or another accessory, and there you have it. 

The main thing with any look is pure creativity. If you think it's weird, people are going to like it. It's a festival, something eccentric is basically required. 

 

🌻🌷April Services brings lots of Treats! Not for us but our furry friends with 4 feet!!

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to share what's going on with EmbellishU for this month of April. As some of my guests already know, I am donating a portion of my income for the month of April to Ocean County Animal Shelter also a dear friend of mine, has a friend down in Virginia. I will be sending some proceeds there as well.  http://www.healingheartsanimalrescue.com/ 

This is Bentley! Old English Bulldog who loves his HaloCouture Extensions!! 

This is Bentley! Old English Bulldog who loves his HaloCouture Extensions!! 

In a busy world and building my business there is not much time left over for much to do socially. Over on Instagram 5 weeks ago I made the announcement. I had an ah-ha moment that giving back is a great way to be involved for a greater cause and to help whichever cause I feel passionate towards. I don't need a lot of time socially to make a difference.  

We all have our dear animals that we love so much. I know I have colored my dogs hair with manic panic when I was about 9. Polished my dogs toenails, put sunglasses on him, and some people go all out. Look at Lisa Vanderpumps dog Giggy. (Lol) he has a skin disease that's why he gets fully dressed. We give so much love to our animals. Even if it makes a small difference it's still a positive shift in the world.  

So I want to thank you to all my clients coming in and making this possible for me. If you want to be part of this come in and book a service... Let's spread the love and good cheer. Also, if you have pics of your animals dressed up post them!! I want to see!! Please share!!  

Thank you,  

A. 

Detox Your Skin with Charcoal

Everyone's been all about cleansing and doing detox's for your body. I want to introduce another "detox" that's also very important, for your skin. Activated charcoal is one of the buzziest ingredients in skincare right now. So, how exactly does activated charcoal (also known as activated carbon) work? Opposed to absorbing toxins, it adsorbs them. Meaning that, instead of soaking up dirt, all of the positively charged debris sticks to the negatively charged charcoal. This process erodes the charcoal to create a more even surface area, allowing it to adsorb 1,000 times its weight. Science! 

Good to know! A quick at home recipe!! 

Good to know! A quick at home recipe!! 

EmbellishU Derox Mask

EmbellishU Derox Mask

According to The International Dermal Institute, most women only spend about 20 seconds washing their face. With such a short amount of time, the binding and attraction properties of charcoal can really work for most people! Start incorporating charcoal into your skincare routine for noticeably softer, smoother and less-lined skin; vibrant, even tone, renewed clarity and a healthy glow. Who doesn't want that? 

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For spring I'm introducing a detox clay mask with activated charcoal to address dullness that your skin can have after these winter months. Also I have a balancing moisture mask for those with dry skin. Book your detox today and get glo-ing! 

Love and Light,

Lexi 

Guide To Crystal Elixirs

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Morning! I want to introduce to you a new product here at EmbellishU, crystal elixirs! We all know the benefits to your well-being crystals can provide. A crystal elixir, essentially is a water based essence containing crystal energy. Water absorbs the crystals energy pattern, potentializes it, and stores it. These elixirs bring the healing power of a specific crystal to you. As with all spiritual practices, your intent is everything. It is best to set your intention before taking an elixir, for example, if you are using Ametrine to open your third eye, before taking the drops, state either in your head or verbally, "My third eye is now open, and so it is." This energy stated in the present tense is imprinted in the dosage and the desired outcome is manifested more quickly. Healing processes are magnified when the person is an active participant in their healing. 

Here is a list of some of the combinations I'll be providing!

  • love- rose quartz, moonstone, jade
  • money- citrine, jade, aventurine
  • protection- amethyst, hematite, snowflake obsidian
  • peace- amethyst, jade, blue lace agate 
  • healing- quartz, bloodstone, jade
  • good luck (good for gambling, or when you need a little luck on your side) - jade, citrine, quartz
  • emotional healing- rose quartz, blue lace agate, amethyst
  • purification - quartz, citrine, amethyst
  • weight loss- rose quartz, snowflake obsidian, jade
  • blessing and consecration- quartz, citrine, amethsyst
  • fertility- rose quartz, jade, unakite 
First Homade crystal Elixer!! Washed appropriate crystals, then boiled them. Intensifies the energy! We will see!! 

First Homade crystal Elixer!! Washed appropriate crystals, then boiled them. Intensifies the energy! We will see!! 

Remember always look to Facebook or Instagram for more info on upcoming things here at EmbellishU! Check out my app as well (:

 

Love and Light

Lexi 

Summer Bliss Ball

Happy Summer! Always on the go and no time to stop for a healthy snack? Well, I have you covered.  Bliss balls are a perfect snack that's raw, gluten free and vegan.  Make them in a large batch so you'll always be prepared for the week.  The ingredients aren't just healthy but specifically almond butter promotes flawless skin! Almond butter contains Vitamin E, which is key in healthy skin. 

Ingredients (Try to use all organic if possible):

  • 20 Dates
  • 1 cup of Almond Butter
  • 4 tablespoons of chia
  • 3-4 tablespoons of cacao 
  • 2 tablespoons of vanilla

Step 1:

Blend dates till broken into small pieces 

Step 2: 

Add 1 cup of almond butter & blend

Step 3:

Add cacao, chia & vanilla. Blend and then Roll into small bite size balls!!

Step 4: 

Enjoy!!

These are the best treats, and so healthy, keep your skin glowing, and keep you toned at the same time. Great treat when you want something sweet but don't want junk food!! 

Have an amazing day!