S.McKoi Beauty Blog

Ready for The Bridal Season?

By June 4, 2018 Pre-Bridal

Are you part of a Bridal Party, or attending a Wedding this season?

I’ve been asked to be a part of this beautiful experience, and boy it isn’t easy!  A bridesmaid can get just as stressed about this occasion as the Bride.  With so much to do, you can tend to neglect yourself, and when the time comes, you feel like you look a mess!  Now what?

Even though you’re NOT the bride, there is no reason you couldn’t be photo ready.  Here are some ideas you may want to use to start your beauty prep.

  • Makeup Trials– When the Bride gets her makeup trial, you should get one too.  Especially, if a Makeup Artist is going to provide service to you on that day.  The investment will be worth it, for you to see how you will look on her Big day.  FYI- very helpful if YOU are getting hitched soon after.
  • Why not get a facial– That’s right, get a facial… recommend to the Bride as well, and maybe you can make it a Gurlz day. When your skin is healthy, your makeup will not only look flawless on the Big Day, but on the days after the nuptials.
  • Bring your own bridal day kit– If you are in the bridal party, sometimes things do not go according to plan. The Bride has a lot to think about, so why not bring somethings along that she may need, and you may need as well, like: Lotion, deodorant, moisturizer, eye-drops, tissues, bobby pins, safety pins, and a small sewing kit.  You may also want to bring some lip balm, blotting paper, and a lip gloss, for your photo touch ups. (the may already have her own) 😉

Just remember a wedding is a blessed occasion, so don’t beat yourself up, enjoy and be happy, this is what it’s ALL truly about.

Until next time, stay Beautiful!

Please visit me at www.smckoibeauty.com, facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

Peace & Love,

S.

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Facials for Beginners

By May 30, 2018 Facials For Beginners

What you should look for in choosing a facial Spa

I’m a professional Skin care specialist and I have facials often.  It’s important to maintain appointments to keep your skin looking and functioning at its absolute best.

In choosing my Spa, I look for these key elements:

  • Cleanliness– You would assume that a facial Spa would be CLEAN, but rest assure some may not be as clean as they appear. Make sure utensils are sterilized with the UV machines and hands are cleansed or gloves are worn during extractions.
  • Certifications– Also look around the Spa for the Certifications of the person performing your Facial. There should be a photo with the license of that individual.  No license.. No Facial!!  This is very important because a licensed Professional has to undertake, many hours mandated by the State, and pass a State regulated exam.
  • The ambiance– I like when the facial spa has an inviting and warm atmosphere. The room is at a comfortable temp and a sensuous aroma is filling the air.  With these combinations, I know my facial will be sweet and relaxing.
  • Lastly, I also like personal attention. I like feeling special when I get a facial… The gentle massage, the enriching treatments… That’s just ME.

What about you?

Have YOU been thinking about a facial lately?  No time like the present. Take some time out of that busy day and get that natural glow….so you can cut down on the makeup and let your Beauty shine through.

Book a facial today and tell me about your experience.

Join me on my next post, for more Beauty tips and more… also visit me at www.smckoibeauty.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

Peace & Love

S.

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Calling All Men!

By May 6, 2018 For the Men

MEN… You too can care for your skin, and should, without shame or judgement!

This message goes out to the Men in our lives..  Weather that’s your Hubby, Brother, Father, Uncle, close Cousin, Friend or that special Man.

Let them know that they aren’t off the hook for taking care of their skin.

So, Fellas, you should also take care of your skin just like us, as if your life depended on it, and it does.  By now everyone knows how important wearing sun screen is, RIGHT?  It’s NOT just for the ladies or the kids..

I feel our Men should be following these simple steps for healthy skin care also:

  • You must wash your face every night, with a cleanser, that’s right for your skin type (You may get the ones for Men) preferably not soap, that’s used on your body. Cleansing is important because if you knew how much guck is in the air, you wouldn’t want to sleep with these nasty particles sticking to your face and staying on your sheets!
  • You must put a moisturizer on your skin after this wash. Ok, ok, I will call this, “ lotion” if that makes you feel better.  I would prefer a “lotion” that’s best for your skin type, but we will get into that, at a later date. (again you can choose one that is for Men)
  • In the morning, wash your face again, and repeat the “lotion”… This time after the lotion, apply a small amount of sun screen, with a SPF of at least 15, if you are just walking from car, train, or bus.  If you work outside or spend most of your days outside, a SPF of 30 is recommended.  The lighter your skin, the higher the SPF, about SPF 30 is key.

A lot of men will work out, and take care of their bodies, why not do the same for the skin that protects the outside of this body?

Once you follow these simple steps, (which is only the beginning) you will start to look as young as you feel.

For more Skin care tips follow my Wednesday Blogs , and visit me on Facebook , Instagram,  and my website; www.smckoibeauty.com.

Until then, stay Beautiful!

Peace,

S.

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Hey Aging, slow down!!

By May 4, 2018 Anti-Aging Gracefully

Age gracefully with these wonderful tips to help you

Getting older is something that we all hope we will do with style and grace. Aging isn’t the end of the world and if you do it properly, each new year can be the best of your life. Use the tips provided here to keep yourself feeling and looking young and alive:

Aging is a worry for many people, but can be slowed down by remaining healthy.

Daily exercise. No one hates to exercise as much as me, but once you make it part of your daily routine, it doesn’t feel like exercise. A healthy diet can reduce aging effects,  especially by drinking water. There are a lot of ways to make water more tasty, (I have a Soda Stream machine, and of course the favor packs) so drink up and stay hydrated.   Getting plenty of sleep and taking care of your skin is another way to make sure you reduce wrinkles. I love my facials, and rest!  Book your facial today.  Everyone ages, but that doesn’t mean you can’t age well!

One of the best things that you can do, in order to slow down the aging process in your body is to get your omega 3 fatty acids, and eat plenty of green leafy vegetables.

Special note: If you can, make sure you’re including a decent amount of fish in your diet. The omega-3 fatty acids that are most commonly found in fish have been shown to aid in skin development. This can keep your skin looking smooth and young much longer. If you’re allergic to fish, try omega-3 supplements.

Leafy green vegetables, particularly spinach, are rich in nutrients and antioxidants. This particular vegetable is packed with lutein which helps to keep your eyes sparkling white. This healthy vegetable is also a great source of vitamin B, C and E as well as potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium and omega-3 fatty acids. Swapping your normal lettuce for spinach will work wonders for your skin.

Be sure to protect your skin from the sun

Getting a bit of sun each day can be very beneficial but be sure to wear sunscreen while you do it. Overexposure can lead to wrinkles and even skin cancer. Taking care of your skin is vital to living a long and healthy youthful life.

Get enough sleep nightly.

It is said that each person needs an average of eight hours daily. Not getting adequate sleep can cause depression, heart problems, and more.

If you feel tired REST! Get the amount needed that’s right for you.

One of my thoughts on the biggest culprit of aging is the STRESS factor.  If you can, find a way to lessen the amount of things that you stress over, you are sure to feel much better about your life each day. Do not let the little things bring you down which can be detrimental to your health and age you quicker.

So, RELAX and find joy in life!

Join me on my next post, for my Best Beauty tips and more… also visit me at www.smckoibeauty.com; Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

Until next time..,,Stay Beautiful!

S.

 

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Here Comes the Bride

By May 4, 2018 My Beauty Tips, Pre-Bridal

Start with the Pre-Day skin prep

As a Skin Care professional, I know that Big Day can be highly stressful, planning and scheduling can be grueling.  You know what STRESS can lead to…  In some cases, this can be the recipe for minor skin breakouts, and irritation.

So, you must take precautions and tackle this problem head on!

Make your skin the center of attention

Visiting a facial spa is always recommended so that we can analyze your skin, treat your skin with proper skincare, and recommend some at home facial routines. I recommend a calming, relaxing facial 2 weeks before that special day, to get your skin deeply cleansed and prepped.

Once your skin is prepped and nourished, you will notice that nice glow from within.  Your makeup will look Flawless with a natural glow shining through.  You’ll start feeling less stressed, knowing that your face will be look and feel at its best.

So, Brides don’t let YOUR Big Day be ruined by that little pimple and their friends, or a dull and lackluster appearance.   Make an appointment with a professional Skincare Specialist ASAP!  Your pictures will thank you. 😊

Join me on my next post, for my Beauty tips and more… also visit me at www.smckoibeauty.com.

Until next time my Beauty,

Peace & Love

Stacey.

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Is Getting a Facial Really Important?

By May 4, 2018 Facials For Beginners, My Beauty Tips

Why Should I get a Facial?

For as far back as I can remember, I have been curious about the skin.  I would always wonder WHY I would break out on my back, of all places, and not my face, as much.  A good thing, right?  But that wasn’t enough for me.  I had to investigate further and find out why my back was so prone to breakouts.

It wasn’t long until after a few years and I was in my thirties when the breakouts started to appear on my FACE!  Now, I was really concerned… So, I had decided to seek help from a professional.  I went to get a facial.

I didn’t just get a facial, but the whole works.  I went all out… I got a sugar scrub on my body, a deep tissue massage, and finally a nice relaxing facial.

The Esthetician was so thorough, she examined my skin (skin assessment), told me my Skin Type, and began to explain why I was breaking out in my Thirties.  She said I was suffering from Adult Acne, but I had a mild case.  This was contributed from my hormones changes, and from me using the wrong products for my skin type.  Who knew back then!

Now, as an Esthetician and Makeup Artist, I cannot stress enough, about getting a facial.  They can be a little intimidating at first, but once you understand the process, and experience the treatment, you won’t be able to get them enough.

Here are a few reasons I feel it’s important:

  • When you get a facial you are getting a massage on the face. This aids in lymphatic drainage and helps with circulation.  It will also help tighten some facial muscles. This is also very relaxing, which can help with stress.
  • It removes impurities that get embedded in the pores, that can clog and cause inflamed and irritated pimples, or pore congestion. You know, the blackheads, white heads, and huge pimples, that you DO NOT want on your face.
  • You get a customized treatment for you, with a Mask that will restore and nourish your skin, giving you that Hollywood glow.
  • Who doesn’t like to be pampered! This will be YOUR time to relax.  Some of my clients go to sleep… this is allowed. 😉

So what are you waiting for get that facial ASAP..

For more information, visit me at, www.smkoibeauty.com, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

You may also want to read my post about Facials for beginners. (If you haven’t already.. 😉)

Until next time, Stay Beautiful!

Peace & Love

S.

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Welcome to my Beauty Blog

By October 2, 2017 Home

Hello there, Beauty Cutie!

Thank you, and Welcome to my Beauty Blog…

I’m Stacey from S.McKoi, Beauty, a beauty company that I started in 2010, that helps professional women embrace their inner beauty as well as their outer beauty.

I have always loved BEAUTY, everything from Fashion, to Art, to Nature.  You can say BEAUTY is in my blood.. I also love to share information.  If I can share something I know and love, I want to do that. This blog will give me that platform to share with you, somethings you may know and somethings you may not.

I like to sample a lot of different beauty products, like makeup and skincare, before use with my clients, so I will know if it could be right for them.  This will allow me to know if there are any negative reactions or if there are great results. I know everyone is different… But if it works for me, (with my sensitive skin) chances are they will work for other women.

I’ll be sharing with you what I use, and how and what you can use too.

I’ll be talking about my:

~ Pre- Bridal,

~ For the Men,

~ Facials for Beginners

~ Slowing Down The Aging process, and more..

So, until my next post, Stay Beautiful!

Peace & Love,

S.

Stacey McCoy, CEO S.Mckoi, Beauty

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