A makeover is renewing. A trip to the salon or a DIY makeover will have you feeling and looking great. You might be pressed for time but you will amaze yourself with just how little it takes to go a long way. So get the luxe treatment with a mini makeover at home. Get started with high-quality American made beauty products and these tips for a fresh blow out, glowing skin and shiny manicure.
We all know there is NO replacement for our trusted professional stylists, makeup artists, and skin therapists but we can do our best in between visits by stocking up with the good stuff.
Salon Makeover At Home With American Made Beauty Products
Start with a great shampoo and conditioner, like Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Special Shampoo and Special Conditioner. Follow up with a frizz fighter, like Not Your Mother's Smooth Move Frizz Control (don't miss the list of my favorite American made products for frizzy hair). Use a vented round brush with a hair dryer to create some height and smooth hair as you dry. Once your hair is dry and smooth, set the look with hairspray, like Paul Mitchell Extra Body Firm Finishing Spray. To get more body, use dry shampoo or volumizing powder along your roots and tease the underside of your hair for the Victoria's Secret runway look.
A glowing complexion
Cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate to create a dewy canvas on which to apply your makeup. Try a serum or facial oil to get the fresh-faced glow of a facial. Healthy skin is beautiful skin and requires much less cover up! For American made facial products we love check our list of the Best Natural Face Care Products: All Made in USA
Fashion forward manicure
Well-polished nails always look brilliant and manicures are at the forefront of fashion these days. Pick a trendy color for the season, and apply. It adds pop to your classic staples or complements an adventurous style. Check our list of Best Nail Polishes Made in USA for our favorite brands. For a quick mani slather on a hand cream, like Supergoop Handscreen, and massage in. Push back cuticles with a damp washcloth and shape with a file if needed.
These little updates can make a big impact on your look. A few steps can pull it all together for a polished and current look. What do you do to step out of a style rut?
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Teal nails are a great concept. I’m not a big fan of manicures, but if I did, I’d want something with a lot of color!
This is great information. I can’t afford a salon unless it’s at home, lol. Thanks for posting!
To step out of a style rut I try something new. It doesn’t have to be trendy just something out of the ordinary for myself.
I swear by Dermalogica!
I could definitely do with a makeover of some kind. I’m pretty bored with my hair, makeup, etc.
To step out of a style rut, I visit Pinterest for ideas!
Paul Mitchell products are some of the BEST!
Loving the Essie polish. I don’t have much time to paint my nails but a cute new color like this one might be an inspiration!
I’m an exfoliation nut (please tell me my beloved Clarisonic is made in the USA – I need to check) and it really does make a difference. Thanks again for this series – it really helps me make more conscious decisions when I’m choosing beauty products.
I will check into myself but this is what I found for now. http://www.madeinusablog.org/2012/10/13/clarisonic-made-in-usa/ YES it is!
The tea tree shampoo & conditioner sounds divine… And I’d never heard of Repechage, but am looking it up now!
It’s so important to exfoliate in the summer, especially. I try not to do it too much in the cold weather (and dry out my skin) but I guess I’d better get started! Thanks for all the great tips!
Love the idea of teal for nails. I am not much of a manicure girl but if I am going to do it, I would want a great pop of color!