Adjusting to Changes: Hair, Skin, & Nails

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

Change is Coming...

adjusting to change: hair, skin, and nails

The weather is changing and depending on where you live, your hair, skin, and nails are probably feeling those changes now. It’s time to listen to your body! Nights are growing colder and the mornings are getting frostier as the days go by, which can feel brutal on our hair and skincare, especially.

Changes in the weather mean changes at home and also changes in your body. You don’t need to wonder when or how either because your body will literally show you what’s going on with it! As it grows cooler your hair and skincare may start to show you what’s happening by becoming drier, itchy, etc. You might experience worsening rosacea, acne, and other skin irritability on your face and/or scalp. Winter hair & skin issues may be inevitable but they are still preventable!

As the weather gets colder, drier, & more harsh, our hair, skin, and nails are in need of lots of extra TLC! The extra layers, turned up heaters, and cold air/winds outdoors can all be contributing factors to unwanted changes elsewhere. Sometimes all that is needed is an easy adjustment in adding a step or two to your regular hair and/or skincare routine. You may even need to implement a new product for the season to keep things balanced.

Listen to Your Body!

I recently had the opportunity to go LIVE on Instagram with my good friend and amazing esthetician, Racquel Frisella. I came across Racquel after seeing a friend and noticing how incredible her skin looked – who doesn’t want great skin?! From there, I got in touch with her and she gave me a free skin consultation (similar to how I do free color matches to Seint makeup) which led to where I’m at now. I love the products Racquel has recommended for me and I’ve seen such a huge change in my skin – it all came down to finding the right skincare routine and products for me. If you missed the LIVE, make sure to watch it below for some solid tips regarding skincare and hydration as well as what to expect in your hair, skin, and nails as winter creeps in.

The following are products either mentioned during the LIVE  or products that I believe are a great place to begin with Racquel’s skincare products!

HA Peptide Serum | Face Oil & Cleanser | Gentle Cream Cleanser | Radiant Vitamin C Serum | Growth Factor Serum | Lux Pads | Koji-C Pads

Expectations, Solutions, & Hydration

One of the biggest culprits to unhappy skin as the weather changes is lack of hydration. All that harsh cold winter air and lower humidity can cause your skin to try to make up for the lack of moisture. Your skin will do this by either overproducing more oil to hydrate the surface or it could become flaky/prone to inflammation. 

Hydration Tip (for body): Apply moisturizer IMMEDIATELY upon stepping out of the shower and towel/pat dry – your skin may be a little damp still but the level of hydration you get is night and day difference from applying to dry skin. I’ve been doing this with my Aveeno body lotion and wow has my skin been hydrated longer thanks to it. Try it out! 

Hydration Tip (for your face): You might instinctually reach for your exfoliator when you start to notice the dryness, inflammation, or redness. Let me STOP you there! Ask yourself, “When was the last time I exfoliated?” Now is the time to reflect rather than react quickly & it is the prime time to focus more on hydration! If you don’t use a Hyaluronic Acid of some sort, below is one of my favorites by Racquel Frisella, her HA Peptide Serum. Hyaluronic Acid is one of the easiest ways to start adding more hydration to the skin; to read more about the benefits of HA, click here.

Don’t forget to give the rest of your hair & skin extra TLC, not just the skin on your face! Below are a few lotions and potions I use, especially in the wintertime, for any dry hands or cracked skin on my body. These are also great to keep handy next to your bed or to take on the go for those hands! If you’re loving what you currently use for your hair, but you’re finding it could use a little more love, incorporate a hydrating hair masque to your shower routine. Whether it’s a homemade masque or your favorite one from the salon/shop, nourish those locks as much as your skin. Make sure to drink lots of water and if your hair is just feeling dull, spruce things up with a hydrating oil. I linked a couple that I love below as well!

 

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Seint Beauty FAQ’s

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Get Started with Seint Beauty!

The best place to start is with a custom color match - I'm here to help! Submit a makeup free photo on my home page and I can get you matched to your Seint foundation colors within 24-48 hours!

Here are some Seint Beauty FAQ’s that you may have with all the answers in one place! If you’re on the fence about getting a custom color match to Seint makeup, hopefully this can answer whatever questions you have and bring some clarity regarding Seint official and their makeup!

Throughout all my years as a Seint artist, I’ve had the opportunity to color match and work with countless incredible souls. I’ve recorded so many tutorials regarding how to use Seint makeup and covered so many topics; I figured it was time to answer some of the most frequently asked questions all in one place to hopefully help answer any questions that you may have. Whether you’re new to Seint or a long standing customer, here are your questions answered!

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What is Seint makeup?

Seint makeup is a cream-based product which includes cream foundation, contour, blush and lip colors (aka lip & cheeks), and more. While most of Seint’s products are cream-based, they do have an assortment of mostly powder eyeshadows, with a handful of cream colors.

Is Seint makeup good for mature skin?

Seint beauty is truly incredible for most if not all skin types. It is a cream-based foundation which means it works especially well for those with mature skin. Seint makeup can be used to achieve a light application to a full coverage look.

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How do I choose my Seint foundation colors and build a custom palette?

Building your custom makeup palette with Seint official is easier than ever before, just get started with a color match HERE! As a trained Seint artist, I can color match your skin tone to the right shades of Seint foundation and give recommendations for your contour, eyeshadows, and more. All you have to do to get started is submit a makeup free photo here on my website and I’ll send over your custom Seint color match within 24-48 hours!

Why do I need more than one Seint highlight color?

Everyone’s skin tone is different, but more often than not, our skin is not one color/tone. You may see darker tones, you might see lighter tones. The IIID foundation is named accordingly as the makeup is meant to enhance the beauty that’s already there and provide a more natural look in comparison to other foundations within other makeup companies.

Why is my Seint contour hard?

The formula for the Seint Official contour colors is a little different than the other cream products but a trick I’ve used for years now is letting my palette warm up in direct sunlight to help the longevity of the makeup last all day as that is an area that can get rubbed on more. I warm it up in sunlight until my colors are soft enough to be applied. You can also run a blow dryer lightly over the top of your tin to warm up the cream and soften the contour for application. If you ever need to melt down your tin to soften it out or refresh it, using a candle warmer works great as it’s not too hot and is easy to use. 

Is Seint makeup TSA approved?

Yes! This is yet another reason I love Seint makeup – no more worrying about measuring out your liquid foundation when traveling. Since the makeup comes in a palette and most of the products are cream, you don’t have to worry about being stopped in airport security! It’s all in one compact – foundation, contour, lip colors, eyeshadows, etc. and it’s that easy.

Does Seint have a skincare line?

Yes! The Seint cleanser, toner, and creme are sold separately or they can be purchased in a bundle along with Seint microfiber cloths. If you are new to skincare and looking for somewhere to start, the Seint skincare collection is the perfect place for you to begin. You can shop Seint’s skincare HERE. To learn more about skincare and how it goes hand in hand with your makeup, check out my Skincare Blog Post here!

Do I have to buy Seint makeup brushes?

Seint Official makeup brushes are specially curated to go hand in hand with the cream-based makeup. They make all the difference in the world and can help you achieve the makeup look you want depending on how it’s used, which brush is used, and what methods you use to apply Seint makeup. You can start off with a couple brushes or you can get the Brush Collection! Keep your brushes safe using the Brush Holder and cleaning them regularly.

How often should I clean my Seint makeup brushes?

I recommend cleaning your Seint beauty makeup brushes at least once a week and giving them a good deep clean once a month. Using the Seint Brush Cleanser, spray a paper towel or washcloth directly and lightly sweep/swirl your brushes over the towel to remove product build up. I use Dawn dish soap to disinfect my brushes once a month during their deep cleaning, making sure not to soak the brushes or press down too hard onto any brush mat that I use to clean them.

Photo of Seint Official makeup brushes

How do I become a Seint artist?

I always recommend trying the makeup before signing up to be a Seint artist – it’s important to know and love the product before sharing it with others! If you’ve tried the makeup and have decided to become an artist, all you need to do is sign up on the Seint Official website. There’s no experience needed and becoming an artist is all about creating the business YOU want! This can be a side business for you or it can become a full time occupation, depending on how much time you commit to building it. Click HERE to read the 2022 Artist Income Disclosure Statement for more information regarding compensation.

Do you use a primer with Seint makeup?

Primers aren’t always necessary but choosing the right products to prep your skin for your makeup is! You can use a sunscreen, setting spray, or normal primer before your makeup application – it doesn’t matter which one you use, but it does matter whether or not it’s made for your specific skin type! The key is less is more –  the more product you layer on your skin before applying your Seint makeup, the harder it will be for your makeup to adhere the way you want. 

I’ve put together some of my recommendations for primers categorized by skin type; for COMBINATION – OILY SKIN options, click HERE. For NORMAL – DRY SKIN options, click HERE. For dry skin, I also recommend the Seint Setting Spray!

Should I moisturize before applying Seint makeup?

The cream-based makeup contains ingredients that help moisturize and lock in moisture so not much else is needed, however if you have skin that is typically more dry, you can definitely moisturize before applying your Seint makeup.Make sure to only apply it to your driest areas and give it time to fully absorb into your skin before continuing with your makeup application. 

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What are Seint Demi Correctors?

Seint said it best:

“Demi Correctors is a carefully calibrated saturation of cream color that is strategically applied using a featherlight technique. Most of your skin remains untouched, resulting in an undetectable makeup that reveals the magic of your face.”

“Analyze the colors present in areas of your face you want to correct for, then utilize color solving to select shades from your palette to filter out any excess colors you don’t want, and infuse your skin with a natural luminosity.” 

“Using a Seint brush, apply a light touch of Demi Corrector directly to the places on your skin that need color correcting to achieve a flawless finish without layering and add texture with makeup.”

Graduation Guide

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I’ve put together a graduation guide below full of gifts that worth the money and that your graduate will actually use as they transition to life after high school soon! I still can’t believe that this time has come and what’s more, I can’t believe one of my own babies is going to be walking across that stage in mere weeks. Where has the time gone?? That being said, I wanted to put together a graduation guide for gifts that I felt would be worth the money and that could be utilized both now & when they head off to brave the big world!

 You might remember that I made a similar guide last year, but I wanted to have some fresh ideas that are up to date with what’s trending now and what I’ve found while preparing for my own daughter to graduate in a couple weeks. Whether it’s your own child, another family member or a family friend, if you know a soon-to-be graduate in need of a solid graduation gift, this guide is going to be a big help. There’s great gift ideas for those headed to college, starting a new career, or ready to go out and explore the world!

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1. All Night Festival bag by LuluLemon – This bag is perfect to wear over your shoulder or across the body, especially when going out with friends to lunch, traveling, etc. It’s the perfect bag for a day on the town and it fits all the essentials needed! It comes in such cute colors and is simple yet sophisticated. This is a gift that can easily be used over and over again.

2. Kodak Mini Wireless Instant Photo – Your new graduate is going to be making lots of memories over the next few years, whether at college, studying abroad, or even everyday life. I considered sharing a Polaroid camera, but I love that the Kodak mini is wireless and compatible with any device to print photos directly from your phone’s camera roll! This makes it easy to print off those memories and add them to a scrapbook or bulletin board.

3. Mini Gold Hoop earrings by JBD – These cute hoops are a favorite of mine because they pair well with just about any outfit! They are 14k gold filled so they don’t tarnish & they can be worn day to day. Mini hoops are perfect for your graduate as they go into the busy adult life. They’ve become a must have in Joce by Design and make for the perfect graduation gift!

4. PURA Smart Home Scents – Some college dorms/apartments don’t allow candles due to hazards, housing rules, roommate allergies, etc. PURA is currently my favorite smart home fragrance device that is perfect for any high school graduate who’s all about scents. Their company even carries popular fragrances like Volcano by Anthropologie and others so your graduate can still have their favorite scents and then some. You can purchase the device and a couple scents to get them started, then have your student replenish as needed at a low price!

5. Tile Mate Tracker – No longer will mom be around to tell them where their keys are or if anyone’s seen their backpack; this is where Tile Mate comes in! Simply attach it to your backpack, keychain, purse, etc. and when your kid is looking for something while away from home, they can tune into the app and find what’s missing. This is similar to Apple Tags, however I love that Tiles will emit a loud beeping noise to help locate the missing items quicker!

6. Airpod Pros – Life after graduation can get pretty busy but one thing post-high school graduates are sure to love are Airpod Pros. Music is a huge part of our lives and whether your kid is headed to college or to explore the big world, they’re most likely going to appreciate a solid pair of headphones to take their music with them wherever they go!

7. Kootek Camping Hammock – Here in southern Utah, the university’s slogan is “active learning, active life” & the students here live by that for sure! If you have a graduate leaving the nest, you probably want them to continue to live a healthy lifestyle. If they’re someone who enjoys the outdoors, they’re going to love this gift! Hammocking is such a fun activity and one that I’ve noticed teens & young adults these days enjoy doing when out on hikes or going camping. This is a great portable gift to have that they can use no matter where they’re headed!

8. Homesick Candles – The name of this company is so fitting & the concept is so creative. I know this one says Texas, but did you know Homesick Candles are available in most if not all of the 50 US states? If you’ve got a fresh graduate leaving home soon, give them a little piece, or rather scent, of home to take with them as they branch out! These are also available in different cities, each one a unique scent representing a different location.

9. Nike Sportswear RPM backpack – In need of a solid backpack after high school that’s going to last years? Here’s one by Nike that has plenty of pockets, zippers, and storage space for the everyday college class essentials. There’s lots of space for laptops, accessories, water bottles, and more PLUS it’s cute & stylish!

10. Apple Watch – One thing I love about Apple watches is that you can track your steps/physical activity throughout the day. It’s also super handy for new graduates who are about to learn what it’s like to multitask in the adult world! They can keep track of their health, notifications, and other apps from their watch.

11. Things They Don’t Teach You in School card game – Have you tried this game yet?? I have yet to try it but have heard good things about it and how funny the trivia is! It’s a bit pricey, but your soon-to-be graduate is going to love the game nights to come with friends and/or roommates in college after graduation. What’s more is when they do visit home, they can bring games along to share with the family!

Minky Couture

I've shared Minky Couture before and yes I am an affiliate, but these truly make for a life-long graduation gift! If you don't have a Minky, you need one because it will seriously last for years to come. It's the best gift for any occasion and I promise your graduate will LOVE it! Give them a hug in a blanket to take with them as they move on into the world & use code JOCELYN45 for a discount!

Facebook Recap

Covid knocked me out good for about a week so I’m excited to be back! Last week I went LIVE on Facebook doing a bit of a Q & A about SEINT makeup. If you have questions about it and are on the fence to get started, the best thing to do is to start with a color match by me for free! Be sure to check out the LIVE from Tuesday and watch the comments in real time to see what people asked as you might have the same questions.

Thursday I talked hair using L’ange and also showed how I style my hair using the L’ange Le Cinq wand set! If you don’t have the Le Cinq, it’s a solid set to have on hand for mixing up those curls. You can create different styles using the different attachments! 

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Shade of the Month: Audrey

Audrey Lip

In case you missed it last week, the new Shade of the Month has been announced for May and she is BEAUTIFUL! Say hello to AUDREY! Sophisticated, timeless, and the perfect shade of soft pink, Audrey is an all around classic beauty. With a satin/matte finish, wear this neutral shade on your lips & cheeks for a subtle, elevated look!