I’m Pregnant! Can I still spray tan?

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It’s starting to get colder outside, and your baby bump isn’t likely going to be seeing much sun (and even if it was you should be wearing SPF.) So the big question is can you spray tan while pregnant? This is a question often asked, and it is very important to have a thorough understanding of precautionary measures, and possible contraindications for the safety of the expecting mother. With proper approval, expecting mothers should have no problem spray tanning.

A doctor knows best:  ALWAYS consult their doctor prior to scheduling their spray tan. Technicians can supply you with an ingredient list of the product which will be utilized in the service, this way the doctor can fully understand the product being applied.

 

Take into consideration, pregnancy can cause many hormonal imbalances which may affect the spray tan. Be sure you are aware this could cause spray tan unevenness, light development, or no development. It is best to avoid rapid solutions while pregnant because of this reason, as the client may not see optimal results. To avoid, a trial spray may be beneficial especially for events.

Follow safety regulations

FDA currently approves and regulates DHA for external use only and does not approve for internal consumption. To comply with FDA regulations, Brushed Artistry offers mucus membrane protection in the form of nose filters, eye protection, disposable panties and bras, and an extraction system.

 

Are you breastfeeding? DHA and cosmetic bronzer is transferable during development.  Avoid breastfeeding during the development period. Ideally, it is best to wear a bra or bikini top during the sunless service, this way the nipple is not exposed allowing for the infant to ingest.
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The PERFECT things to do before you spray tan!

Everyone has the questions. What do I do before? What should I avoid doing before? I want to answer all of those questions and MORE, and provide you with all of the recourses needed for a PERFECT tan!

Many clients first questions involve waxing, and shaving. What in the heck do I do with all this hair? Personally, I will ALWAYS choose to wax over shaving, because when waxing you are starting with an extremely clean canvas. If you choose to wax be sure to do so at least 48 hours before your appointment to give your pores enough time to close. ( This includes brow waxing!)

For all of your waxing, and brow needs Brows by Wink is INCREDIBLE, and conveniently located next to our Windermere Studio.

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Visit www.browsbywink.com to book!

Next Lashes! Always get your spray BEFORE your lash extension appointment, if you get it after that it has the possibility of causing the glue to break down, resulting in a loss of lash extensions that your lash artist worked so hard to put on. If living locally in the Orlando area we Recommend to use Bella Lash Lounge. Bella Lash Lounge is also located conveniently next to our Windermere Studio.

To book call 407-909-0775 or visit www.bellalashlounge.com.

Be sure to schedule all nail appointments, pedicures, and massages BEFORE your spray.

Exfoliate your body using our amazing exfoliating mitt by Dermasuri 24 hours before your Spray Tan, if you skipped the wax this is when you should also shave.

Immediately before getting sprayed, you will want to make sure your skin is clean of all oils, lotions, and deodorant.

Now you are ready for your Brushed Artistry Spray Tan!

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Spray by: @therobinlove using our Premium Glow!

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We have mobile, and in studio, appointments to accommodate all of your needs.

New Year, New Tan Routine

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I feel like this is the perfect time to talk about the ever so dangerous topic of Skin Cancer. An estimated 9,940 people died of melanoma in 2015. That is a pretty big number. As we know many of these cases could not have been avoided, due to lack of knowledge and studies about the subject. Although there could have been a few in there that could have been avoided, we will never know as it is just a statistic. Science has proven that overexposure to UV rays produces skin cancer in your cells. This does not mean you have to hide under an umbrella in a hazmat suit walking around all day outside. All this means is that you should be aware of the weather, and the activities that you are participating in. I ALWAYS wear sunscreen on my face. Every day, because this woman does NOT want wrinkles. That’s the other terrible thing about baking in the sun… the wrinkles.

Another important thing that EVERYONE needs to do, is to be checked regularly by a dermatologist. If you catch the precancerous cells early it will be much easier to treat. So go get tested!

Always remember though, just because you can’t bake in the sun does NOT mean you cannot be tan. I am here for all of your tanning needs, it requires no sweating, no sunburns, and no skin cancer. The answer is Spray Tanning, and I come right to you. The color always looks natural and fades evenly as a normal man would. Call me anytime if you are in Orlando for an Appointment at 321-276-0863, or e-mail me at info@brushedartistry.com if you are interested in purchasing a tan can (a great at home alternative.)

Hope everyone has a nice, and healthy new year!

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How to keep your glow this holiday season!

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Happy Holidays from Brushed Artistry

Holiday parties, events, and photos are soon approaching. If you are anything like me, I inhaled quite a few extra calories already over this past Thanksgiving weekend. From all the deserts, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, and so many more mouth-watering foods I just could not resist! Now I am right back into the busy holiday season, and just like many of you others out there the gym is the last place I have time to get to. Thankfully, there is a resolution to this problem. It is temporary, and by no means am I saying to drop your workout habits BUT if you get a pinch, and need that extra boost of color (and confidence) not only will a spray tan give you a slimmer appearance, there is also the magic of contouring.

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To sum up contouring, I can give you the illusion that you went to the gym when well… you really did not. Nobody has to know that though, it will be our little secret 😉

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Be sure to book ahead for any special events you have throughout the month. It is best to get the spray a day or two before the event. We do book up quickly so reserve your spot.

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Also if you are someone who is loving your spray tans, and have a friend that you know would love them as well consider a Brushed Artistry gift certificate. The gift of an at home spray tan is one of the most original, luxurious gifts that they will never expect, but absolutely love. Ask your Spray Tan Artist about these at your next appointment.

To keep a consistent color during these colder months we recommend to book weekly or bi-weekly depending on your skin. Always be sure to exfoliate the old tan off completely before getting a new one. Our Dermasuri product works GREAT for this.

Let one of your errands come to you this Holiday season, and get your Spray Tan at home by the #1 Spray Tanning Company in Central Florida.

Happy Holidays!

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Applying Makeup Properly Without Ruining your Lash Extentions

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I have been holding off on posting this for quite some time now because honestly, I feel like it needs a video tutorial. I am going to do my best with what I have at the moment though, and try to explain in words how to properly apply makeup while wearing lash extensions. I have heard many people tell me lash extensions do not work for them due to the everyday makeup they use. This is NOT true. You just have to learn different techniques, that way to keep your new lash extensions untouched, and most importantly still on your face. I am going to explain step by step how I apply heavy makeup with extensions, these techniques have kept my extensions flawless, and absolutely stunning. These new techniques may get some getting used to, as you will have to step outside the box but I promise you that your lashes and a lash artist will thank you!

Step 1: Applying Eye Makeup

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When applying eye makeup the most important advice that I can give you is that you need to avoid touching the actual lashes with any tools that you are using to apply your makeup. I highly recommend using high-quality brushes (only due to the fact that they do not shed, and will not get stray hairs stuck in your lashes) , as these are the easiest to manipulate around the eye area. Also, a magnified mirror helps SO much, it is worth the investment.

  • Primer: When applying your eye shadow primer to your lids, tilt your head backward. Use a synthetic brush to apply the primer all over your lids, keeping your head tilted backward, and using the brush pointing downwards will avoid your lashes. Always be sure to be very gentle around your lash line. You can also use your fingers to apply this product by keeping your head tilted backward, and apply the product gently from your lids to your brow with your eyes closed.
  • Eye shadow:  After applying the primer be sure to set it with a bone, or natural colored shadow to make the blending process easier. Use a fluffy blending brush (example: Sigma E40) and tilt your head backward again, looking up towards the sky. Take your brush, and gently apply the shadow holding your brush in a downward angle away from your lashes blending from your lids to eyebrows. Do the same with the crease color, except to be sure to only keep the color in the crease I would use a pointed crease brush for this application (Example MAC 217). When you get to the lid color we will need to switch the technique a bit. To give a more defined lid you are going to want to tilt your head DOWN slightly, stretch your eyelids, and pull the outside skin of your lid slightly. This will make your lid flatter, and easier to get a defined look without touching your lashes. Using a flat shadow brush (Example: MAC 224) pack your lid color onto your lid with the brush still pointing downwards. Blend as necessary. IMG_4329
  • Eyeliner:  Did you know that when you are rocking your lash extensions you are not able to wear waterproof makeup products? I could hear some of you gasp at the sound of that all the way from across the internet! Thankfully there are many products available to you that are not only safe for your extensions but also help to improve the quality of your lashes. Ask your lash artist about these products at your next appointment. FullSizeRenderAnother trick I like to use (if I am going for a bold wing or a look with thicker liner) is that I will very thinly line my lash line with the Lash Food product, and then use my normal products on top of where I placed the thin line. I know everyone has their favorite eyeliners out there, and don’t think you have to give that up when you get your extensions. I also like to set my eyeliner with shadow, if you do not own any lash safe liner products you can always use the shadow to line your eyes near your lashes instead. Now when applying the eyeliner I like to use the same technique as i use while applying my lid. Tip your head downwards, and stretch out your eye to the side. Keep the product facing downwards, and away from your lashes.
  • Mascara: ALWAYS USE A MASCARA INTENDED TO USE WITH EYELASH EXTENSIONS, NEVER USE ANY OTHER KINDS OF MASCARA AS THEY COULD CAUSE CLUMPING, AND WILL DAMAGE YOUR EXTENSIONS.

Step 2: Foundation and Concealer

  • Foundation and Concealer: When applying your foundation be sure to stay away from your lashes, sometimes we do this step so quickly we are not aware that we may actually be getting makeup on the eyelash extensions them self.  I like to use a beauty blender or a small kabuki brush since they are both very precise.

                           Step 3: Eyebrows, Contouring, Blush, Bronzer, Highlighter,       Lipstick, and Setting Spray

  • When it comes to the finishing touches on your makeup, these things should not have much effect on your lashes. You can apply these products just as you would with your own natural lashes, as they stay clear of the lash area.

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I hope that this blog entry has helped you to better understand how to put on makeup properly when you are rocking your gorgeous lash extensions. Always remember, the more gentle, and careful you are with your extensions the longer they are going to last!  If you are in the Orlando area and looking for THE BEST Lash Lounge around be sure to check out Bella Lash Lounge. They also carry all these awesome products that are SAFE for your lash extensions so get to shopping ladies! May your lashes be beautiful, healthy, and long-lasting.

Stay tuned for an upcoming blog post on how to REMOVE makeup properly with lash extensions. If anyone has any questions feel free to leave them in the comments below. 

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In a pinch for time? Use the Rapid Glow!

Want a Spray Tan, but do not have the time to sit around to wait for it to develop? Brushed Artistry offers a Rapid Tan! With a regular spray tan, you have to wait at least 8 hours to shower. With the Rapid, you can shower in as little as 2 hours depending on the darkness of the tan that you would like! This is a fantastic option for last minute tans, rainy days, last minute plans, and tanning emergencies. You know that 5-hour warning before you are told you have an event? We got you girls (or guys)! Our solution will leave your skin looking naturally bronzed. ALWAYS remember with these kinds of tans to keep an eye on the time.

The longer the solution is on your skin, the darker the tan will be. You will notice quite a bit of bronzer come off in your shower, but do not worry it is only the bronzer rinsing off, not your tan. Allow 24 hours for the skin to reach its peak level of darkness. Even after the solution is rinsed off, the tan will still continue to get darker on most skin types for the next 12-24 hours.
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Please keep in mind that all tanning solutions are different! Just because you rinsed with a certain companies Rapid in a certain amount of time does not mean you will get the same results with every rapid solution on the market. For our Brushed Artistry Rapid Glow, these are the times we recommend to rinse off for each level of darkness:

2 Hours for a LIGHT tan

4 Hours for a MEDIUM tan

6 Hours for a DARK tan

8 Hours for an EXTRA DARK  tan

Having a Rapid tan makes it easier to go about your day. It is much easier for you (or your client) to set aside 2-6 hours rather than 8.  Happy tanning, and hope everyone is having a great week!

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Beginners Guide to Lash Extensions

I am sure you all have heard (or already have) LASH EXTENSIONS! I am a busy person, and we all know that being busy, and looking your best all the time is not the easiest thing to accomplish. That’s why I am forever grateful for the invention of Lash Extensions, and Spray Tans. For me, Lash Extensions go hand in hand with a spray tan. You can literally roll out of bed, throw on an outfit, and head out the door. Don’t forget to brush your teeth, hair, eyebrows, and all that good stuff but you get the idea. These two services make getting ready every morning SO much easier, and every night easier too. You won’t be spending 30 minutes in the bathroom trying to remove your waterproof mascara with every makeup remover in your beauty cabinet, only to STILL wake up with raccoon eyes the next morning. Oh, how I do not miss that!

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When choosing a Lash Artist to do your extensions, be sure to do extensive research. A quick internet search could save you your lashes because the LAST thing you want is to go to an inexperienced artist and end up with a damaged set of natural lashes. In most cases, you get what you pay for. I have been lucky enough to find the BEST Lash Lounge in Central Florida, and it is located in the beautiful town of Windermere. Bella Lash Lounge has over 20 years in the industry so if you are in Orlando (or surrounding areas – it is worth the drive trust me!) this is your place! Giving you healthy, beautiful eyes, and lashes are their priority. You can even book online HERE, how convenient!

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Now we all know that with beauty comes maintenance. You cannot just expect to get these gorgeous extensions, and them last beautifully without any care on your end, do you? Well, if you did then you have a lot to learn. Thankfully, I am here to share my knowledge and all the things I have learned on my Lash Extension journey in order to help protect your new investment.

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What should I do after my lash extension appointment?

*Copied Directly off the Bella Lash Lounge Website

Following these important after-care instructions will aid in extending the life of your lash extensions. The first 48 hours following your application are most crucial. Care must be taken not to rub your eyes, pull your lashes, or scratch. Also, any creams, eye makeup removers, lotions, or cleansers containing oils can loosen the bond of the lash extensions. Care must be taken to apply eye cream sparingly with avoidance of the lash line area. In the shower, you should avoid direct water pressure on your extensions. Do not allow the use of a steam bath, swim or wash your face directly with hot water during the initial 48 hours after application. It’s not necessary to use an eyelash curler. Your lashes will curl naturally. The use of a traditional eyelash curler may break both the lash extensions and your natural lashes. Do not pull on your lash extensions, it may take out your own natural lash as well.


Now, these are just the basics, if you follow these instructions your lash extensions will last longer, and your natural ones will stay healthy in order to keep being able to achieve the look you desire.

If you are interested in learning even more secrets be sure to keep an eye out for my next post, it will be all about how to properly apply makeup while you have eyelash extensions. I have had a lot of people express to me that they have difficulty applying makeup without damaging the extensions. I am excited to share with you all the proper techniques, and how I keep mine looking flawless in between fills while still caking on a bunch of makeup every day 😉

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One more thing, but its a BIG ONE! DO NOT get a Spray Tan the day you get your lashes done, if you do I will be unable to spray your face. Your new lashes need to stay DRY, so call me the day before your lash appointment or the day after.

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Taking the crown with a Brushed Artistry Spray Tan

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When it comes to pageants a spray tan is a very important part of your pre-pageant routine. Not just any spray tan, a flawless spray tan. I would also recommend full body contouring for this type of event.

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We were honored to spray some AMAZING ladies this pageant season. We would like to congratulate ALL of them for winning the crown! We are happy to have Miss Orlando, Miss Princess America, and Miss Lake Eola in our Brushed Artistry family. You girls deserve it, and it is always a pleasure working with you.

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Brushed Artistry’s mobile services make it easy for these girls who are constantly on the run. Prepping for the pageants, and living their normal day to day lives. For ladies competing in pageants I ALWAYS recommend to book a trial appointment before they need to be tanned for the actual event. I do this because everyone’s skin is different, some people can achieve darker colors than others when applying the exact same solution. This way the girls know the exact color and can customize it to be lighter or darker (if they would like to, most of the time nothing needs adjusting) before the big day. What I love most about Glowing Skin’s Sunless Solutions is that they ARE customizable. Other solutions I have worked with in the past have been either one color for everyone, or a light, medium, and dark. With Brushed Artistry, I can create the absolutely perfect, most natural looking color for my clients. NEVER Orange, NEVER streaky, ALWAYS flawless. Continue reading

What is this Contouring thing everyone has been raving about?

Brushed Artistry now offers Contouring as an add on to your Spray Tan. Contouring uses a darker color to create a shadow and bring out certain features.

This is how it works: Before your overall spray, I use a paintbrush to contour certain areas of your body with the solution. These parts include muscles, stomach, chest, shoulders, arms, calves, and any other areas that can be accentuated. Then I spray the solution on top of the areas I used the paintbrush on like a regular spray tan. Contouring can help to give you a leaner appearance, and a more defined figure. It is great for photo shoots, and special events. Image

One thing that is misunderstood about contouring is that it can make you appear to have certain muscles that are not already there. It is possible, but it will not look natural. We work with your body shape, muscles, and figure to accentuate any areas we can. It really is awesome! Ask about it when scheduling your next appointment and take that glow to the next level 🙂

Book your next tanning appointment today by calling us at (321)276-0863 or by going to our website at  Brushed Artistry