AP® Monthly Archives: June 2016
Two words: Liquid lipstick! These two words simultaneously bring me jubilation and tears! This year’s hottest lip trend is also the most transparent of lip texture. The ultra matte and velvet matte consistencies leave nothing to the imagination. Every crevice, flake, and roughness you may have on your lips (no matter how insignificant) will stand out like a sore thumb. In all honesty, I don’t drink nearly enough water to combat the summer heat combined with the drying texture of liquid lipsticks, so I regularly depend on AP’s lip care power products to get me through.
Balm Up™ and Buff Up™ Lip Care
These little workhorse products go everywhere with me. The containers are compact enough to just toss in my purse, keep in my nightstand, toss into my nail kit, and take up minimal room in my medicine cabinet. There are 5 flavors of the Balm Up™ and 1 of the Buff Up™. There are also fun seasonal ones released throughout the year.
All Natural, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and Edible!
These little jars are filled with the best ingredients around! Coconut oil, Shea butter, Olive oil, Wheat germ oil, and Jojoba seed oil mimic skin’s natural oils and lock in moisture forming a breathable barrier on the lips. Sugar smooths away the dead skin without any damage to the freshly exposed skin underneath.
But, these beaut’s aren’t just for your lips! Check out the top 3 other ways I ALWAYS use Balm Up™ and Buff Up™ below.
Confession: that lack of water combined with a love of nail color leaves my cuticles a bit worse for wear. The set that’s in my nail kit is perfect for this. After removing my nail polish, I do a nice 2-minute scrub of my nails. I then remove the scrub with a warm face towel and massage in a generous amount of the Balm Up™. Let sit overnight and by the next day, your nails are manicure-ready!
We aren’t just Sugaring aficionados. Many of us are mothers as well! Whether in a diaper bag or a purse, Balm Up™ has saved me on many occasion. It’s been used as a quick fix for chapped winter skin, scrapes and “ouchies.” It has also been used as a chapped-nipple balm on a rare occasion (always remember to wipe off before nursing.) While sitting and waiting for dance rehearsal to end, take a minute and rub some on your knuckles and finger joints for ageless hands. A little goes a looong way!
Both Balm Up™ and Buff Up™ are great additions to your nighttime routine. Before cleansing your face, use Buff Up™ to scrub away any remnants of your liquid lippie and smooth out the texture. Continue your nighttime routine as normal, then finish with Balm Up™ as a lip mask! Put a tad bit more on your lip than you normally would and just let it sit. It works miracles as you sleep with it on. Another nighttime use is to rub just a scotch on your cuticles right before bed. I like to massage my cuticles nightly with it.
With this winning combo, liquid lipstick is only terrifying during application! But, we‘ve got you covered there too! Check out this tutorial and apply like a pro (once your lips are smooth, of course!)
Have more ways to use BUBU? Comment below! We’d love to hear them! Also, check out our June Promos for a great deal on BUBU!
AP® Monthly Archives: June 2016
We applaud you for the hard work you’ve done. You’ve managed to grow both intellectually and emotionally as young adults. You are entering a world ready for the changes you will bring it. Some of you are going off to college, some of you are traveling, some of you are jumping right into the workforce, and some of you are freaking out right now wondering what to do! Many of us in the beauty industry were in that last category as graduates when we decided to become aestheticians.
Graduate… To Aesthetician?
Starting out as an aesthetician is an amazing option! The spa and wellness industry is a 16 billion dollar industry that grew 2.7% between 2010 and 2015. The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor and Statistics projects a 12% job growth rate by 2024, which is a 5.5% increase over the overall growth rate in the US. The average school length is about 600 hours (or about 4 months, full time.) The starting salary is, on average, $32,000 annually with the top ten percent making over $56,000 (and that’s before tips in some cases!)
Once you become an aesthetician, there are many ways to make yourself extremely marketable. An extra 600 hours of education, in many states, grants you the title of Master Aesthetician. You can work in medical facilities, move into Makeup Artistry, or work in niche locations doing single services. Also, taking CEU (Continuing Education Units) throughout your career gives you a leg up on the most recent trends, hones your skills and makes you extremely marketable. Some CEU’s lead to different career paths or helps you to find a new passion.
… To Sugarist?
Alexandria Professional® is proud to support schools and education within this industry! We offer both CEU’s and school partnerships. Our NAPPA program is a partnership with various schools across North America to utilize AP’s revolutionary technique of hair removal as a training supplement to aesthetics education. Going to a NAPPA school leaves you as not only a licensed aesthetician, but also a certified Alexandria Professional® Sugarist.
NAPPA isn’t the only way to become certified. If NAPPA isn’t an option for you, once you become an aesthetician, you can take an Advanced Body Sugaring Class and become a certified practitioner with Alexandria Professional®. Once a sugaring practitioner, we offer 13 other short courses tailored to specific body parts to perfect your craft.
… To Educator?
Another option is to become an Educator. Alexandria Professional® offers different career paths ranging from part-time On-Call Educator, to full-time, market-driven Executive Educator. All options allow you to take control of your career, time investment, and monetary gain.
…To taking charge of your life!!!
Becoming an aesthetician is a fabulous option for those graduates that want a non-traditional career path. Becoming a Sugarist makes that path soar! For those interested in soaring to the next level, check out the video below and see our class schedule for a class near you!
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