Monday, November 30, 2015

Safe Eyelash Extensions what you should know about lashes


Eyelash Extensions demand has increased substantially since the treatment captured the public’s attention and was catapulted into the global limelight a decade ago. For this reason, it’s important to make sure that clients know the ins and outs of this delicate procedure and the key factors that ensure not only a successful eyelash treatment but also a goal of creating better healthier lashes in the long run instead of more damaged lashes. This also includes providing appropriate eyelash aftercare program. Long, thick, luxurious eyelashes have long been a key element of a woman’s beauty since the beginning of recorded history.However, most people don’t realize how delicate and fragile natural eyelashes really are. Aging, heredity, false lashes, injuries, illness and obsessive hair pulling can result in permanent weakening or hypotrichosis of the lash follicles or total loss leading to lash baldness. While certain long-term topical treatments like prostaglandin analogs (bimatoprost/Latisse, Allergan) can help to boost the length of weak lashes, only eyelash extensions can create a look of real thickness and length. About Eyelashes what you should know: Eyelashes are the primary mechanism by which the eyes are protected from dust motes and debris. Eyelash Extensions (when done properly) do not pull out lashes people do never pull out a lash trim if you must. Once you pull a lash out about 20 times it never grows back. Eyelashes provide symmetry and beauty to the eye area and face. Eyelash Extension procedures can be used to enhance the cosmetic appearance of the eyes or to restore lashes to a less damaged look when done properly and mascara is not worn. Clients who may benefit from a eyelash extensions are those who have lost their eyelashes through trauma or alopecia, as well as those who are looking for an increase in the number or length of their eyelashes.

Spray Tan Contouring:Fake a toned Butt, Hide Cellulite with a Self Tanner Contour


Make-up contouring became all the rage ever since Kim Kardashian began showing the world how her make-up artist effectively sculpted her face with cosmetics. We all love the look of flawless imperfection. The thought process was that creating darker shades in areas like the hollows of the cheeks and lighter shades such as the temples made her face appear more contoured than it actually was in real life. Since make-up contouring is still popular and only barely fading as it gives way to other styles, spray tan contouring is still heating up and can be done at home as easy as the makeup is. As reported by Google, a good spray tan contouring session can both hide cellulite and make a butt appear lifted, without needing to do 1,000 squats to achieve such a look. On Instagram, spray tan contouring experts like “ChristineReedLa” show off her “Platinum Premium Tan Can” an on the go spray tan you throw in your purse. Also, the “contour tanning” hashtag on Instagram shows real-life pics and provides tips on the whole process of using self-tanners in order to make your abs, legs and biceps appear more toned than they really are in real life. Most of those instructions include getting an airbrush tan on the entire body. Next, you can order your own airbrush tanning machine and product through Platinum Image Services if you want to go that extra mile and save money and time. The “contour tanning” can give legs great definition, as reported by Essence, and can be a great asset to have anytime you feel the need to have a little help in that area — be it on a special date night donning short shorts, or on a trip to the beach. Cosmopolitan calls contour tanning the new way to have flawless skin all over your body — and not just your face. The publication offers a unique DIY “S” curve type of motion for the upper arm that shows how folks can place a swoop of spray-tanner down their upper arm to create the look of more toned biceps and deltoids. Instead of thinking of spray-tan contouring as cheating, those who get the special spray tans instead view it as a way to enhance the feature they already have. Similar to contouring the face to make it appear a little slimmer or more highlighted in certain areas, body spray-tan contouring can be just the boost needed to feel even more comfortable in your own skin. To get your own contour tanning kit call (310)967-7701 or

How to safely remove bad Eyelash Extensions and find someone that can do it wherever you live in the United States


First of if your eyes hurt from having eyelash extensions they need to be removed a.s.a.p. you can get an eye infection. If you went somewhere and paid less than $100 chances are you don't have one by one eyelash extensions. More and more I am getting clients coming with these hard as rock glued lashes clumped in 5 and very hard to remove without losing your own lashes so the faster it is removed the better. Go to a place that has been certified with Novalash or Extreme Lash. (The reason I say one of these companies is they have been in the industry since I first started doing lashes over 13 years ago.) I am sure there are other great companies but these are strict companies that only train someone with a cosmetology license. My company offers removal in home if your in Los Angeles If you are in any other part of the United States there may be a Blushington in your area you can also check out the Novalash site http://novalash.com/find/ Do not attempt to pull on them because once you pull a lash out 20 times it does not grow back. Call me if you have further questions or need a person in your area. (310)967-7701 emergency lash line 24/7

Monday, September 21, 2015

If you are a teen suffering from acne I can help...


If you or your teen suffer from acne, I can help. Thankfully, there is a wide range of options for different varieties of Acne and skin types. At Platinum Image Services I can examine and recommend a treatment, or combination of treatments, for your unique needs. In addition to medical treatment there are things you can do daily that will help to minimize the effects of acne. Acne Treatment Tips 1. Wash twice a day and after sweating with the medical grade facewash I recommend. Perspiration, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, can make acne worse, so wash your skin as soon as possible after sweating. 2.Use your fingertips to apply a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser. Using a washcloth, mesh sponge or anything else can irritate the skin.(do not over exfoliate or use a clairisonic this just moves bacteria around and can push it further into the skin.) Be gentle with your skin. Use gentle products, such as those that are alcohol-free. Do not use products that irritate your skin, which may include astringents, toners and exfoliants. Dry, red skin makes acne appear worse. Scrubbing your skin can make acne worse. Avoid the temptation to scrub your skin. 3.Rinse with lukewarm water. Shampoo regularly. If you have oily hair, shampoo daily. Let your skin heal naturally. If you pick, pop or squeeze your acne, your skin will take longer to clear and you increase the risk of getting acne scars. Keep your hands off your face. Touching your skin throughout the day can cause flare-ups. Stay out of the sun and tanning beds. Tanning damages you skin. In addition, some acne medications make the skin very sensitive to ultraviolet (UV) light, which you get from both the sun and indoor tanning devices. Using tanning beds increases your risk for melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, by 75 percent. Use the Platinum Premium Airbrush Tan in a can if you need a glow or look red from acne. Its natural and better than clogging the pores with makeup. 4. Tone the skin twice a day every time you cleanse this will help to ph balance the skin and prepare it for the medical grade treatment.(needeling at this point may be necessary if severe acne scars are present.) 5. Apply treatment with a brush make sure to cover problem areas well and to clean the brush each time you use it. 6. Apply moisturizer and wait 5 minutes and apply medical grade sunblock.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Natural Airbrush Tanning You can do yourself


Platinum Image Services a business based in Los Angeles, California is now offering a wide range of natural sunless tanning products. As can be seen on, these products are made up of nourishing, skin firming ingredients, which means that they will not harm the skin in any way. "Many fake tan products contain huge amounts of chemicals, including parabens, alcohol, artificial fragrances and DMDM," says Christine Reed . "All of these chemicals are harmful to the body and the environment. People often feel they can use it safely because they put it on the skin, rather than ingesting it. However, the skin actually absorbs all these nasty chemicals and sends them to various parts of the body. Our products are completely natural and therefore do not cause damage to either the body or the planet as a whole." Platinum Image Services products are vegan approved. The method of creating the self tan product is such that it has little to no smell. This is in stark contrast to other self tan products, which often smell for a number of days. Additionally, moisturizing agents have been added to the product for further benefit to the skin. The product also contains jojoba oil and hibiscus flower extract. These ingredients have been shown to help protect the skin from UV damage, encourage further collagen growth, and even provide the body with antioxidants. Antioxidants fight free radical damage, which has the potential to cause cancer. These products have also been positively reviewed. "These are by far the best tanning solution products I have used!" says Christine Reed. "I had the privilege of coming up with a way people can tan themselves at home with a can that sprays just like a airbrush tan. No sticky feeling, very quick drying, lovely natural glow and lasts over a week with no patchy appearance as it has faded! I am enjoying using the products on my clients." Contact us for your very own tan can (310)967-7701 www.platinumimageservices.com

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The On-Demand Services That Los Angeles Women Love


Los Angeles women don’t waste pre-event time sitting in traffic—they have the beauty team come to them. Here’s whom they call to get red carpet–ready. Tone Up Didn’t have time to get to the gym before the big night? We can re-create yoga-inspired workout in your home. Book 24 hours in advance, but if you really want to plan ahead, I suggests starting two months before an event, doing yoga three to times per week to be in top form for the evening. Whether you’re a yogi or a first-timer, this sweat session will have you believing in the power of a your body. Shop Savvy Solve the age-old problem of having “bad skin” and order medical grade skincare products at www.platinumimageservices.com under the store section. I started using Environ about 10 years ago, when I was 27. I wanted products which would improve my overall skin condition and reduce the chances of further damage. I am fair-skinned with a bit of sun damage. The RAD sunscreen is wonderful and I use it every day whether I am going outside or not. UV rays can get you everywhere! I am now using the Classic products in the range and have noticed over the last 12 months that my skin is firmer and clearer, I have less blackheads and I've only had about 5 large pimples in the last year. Amazing! Stay Relaxed If the lead-up to the event had you running around all day, book some much-needed relaxation. Platinum Image Services, which has been offering in-home massage services in Los Angeles since the app launched 2003, has extended its menu to include a the most effective type of massage therapy for lower back pain neuromuscular therapy. Neuromuscular therapy is also called trigger point myotherapy. The American Academy of Pain Management recognizes this form of massage therapy as an effective treatment for back pain caused by soft tissue injury (such as a muscle strain). Neuromuscular therapy consists of alternating levels of concentrated pressure on the areas of muscle spasm. The massage therapy pressure is usually applied with the fingers, knuckles, or elbow. Once applied to a muscle spasm, the pressure should not vary for ten to thirty seconds. Get Glam Nothing quite sets the mood for a glamorous evening more than having your own hair and makeup team to help you prep, feather, and fluff. Enter https://www.vagaro.com/platinumimageservices, an on-demand beauty services app that has taken Los Angeles by storm with its team of expert hairstylists and makeup artists who bring to life any look. We look forward to meeting you!!

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

What is the difference between 3d Eyelash Extensions and Regular Eyelash Extensions


For those of us that want more ump than they have already there is 3d Lashes! 3d Lashes are tiny clusters of lashes (4 to 5 lashes usually) attached to one lash creating a very glamorous look. Lashes should never be glued together just like with eyelash extensions so the process can take a little less time if the lashtician knows what they are doing. These clumps of lashes are not like the spider clumps you buy at the drugstore they are more together and facing up and the knot is close to undetectable. When getting these lashes applied be sure not to go more than a third longer than your current lashes as the weight on a daily basis could be to much and cause damage to your real lashes.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

How to get rid of stretch marks and wrinkles at home


No-one needs to have stretch marks or wrinkles for life now that there is a simple technique and its something you can do at home. One thing I must be clear about is I am tallking about the Environ Face and Body Rollers and you have to know that it is really Environ as there are alot of knock off companies pretending to be Environ. I am a Environ distributor so let me know if you are serious about taking care of your stretch marks or wrinkles and we will go from there. Not all rollers are created equally so take that into consideration if you have a roller now. Needling or CIT (collagen induction therapy) is an interesting, low-tech technique that is actually very effective in treating the following skin conditions: wrinkles, loose skin, skin aging, stretch marks (striae distensiae) cellulite, hyperpigmentation and scars. There are basically two types of needling depending on the length of needle utilized. A doctor utilizes 2.5 to 3 mm long needles, whereas 0.02 to 2 mm needles are employed for home use and by nurse practitioners, respectively. All parts of the body including the face as well as all skin types can be safely treated with this technique. I has found that the more aggressive the treatment, the more impressive the results. The results can be seen with as little as one treatment, I recommend using the roller (especially the body roller) at night before bed. The device consists of a roller with up to 200 needles attached to it in an evenly spaced and perpendicular manner. When you apply pressure and roll the device over the treated area to penetrate the associated dermis thousands of times with the needles. This in turn induces an "avalanche" of collagen production within the dermis, resulting in skin tightening and stretch mark diminishment. This process is often referred to as Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT). When using the roller the products applied first are very important. Call me for a full skin evaluation and we can make sure to get you on the right Vitamin Products for you. Ablative skin treatments such as dermabrasion, chemical peels and laser treatments involve removing various amounts of the outer protective covering of the skin (epidermis) in order to force the body to produce a new tissue skin covering. Certain risks maybe associated with these procedures including long-term discomfort, prolonged inflammation with associated redness, light sensitivity and possible irreversible pigment changes and scarring. However, there are no known significant risks of permanent skin damage with needling treatments since the outer layer of the skin remains intact with this methodology. When performed in conjunction with antioxidant vitamin A and C fat-soluble oil application, the penetration of these latter substances is vastly increased. I enjoy helping people take care of there skin if you have any questions please call me (310)967-7701!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Safety first how Supermodels look great without tanning


After my client asked me again today what was the most important thing to think about with taking care of her skin I realized why I gave her the advice I did. All the super models I had worked with always had one thing in common they wore a hat during daylight hours. I mentioned it was more important than sunblock as sunblock has to be applied every 2 hours and driving in the sun is damaging to the skin. She could keep spending money on the products but without protecting her skin from the sun the skin will continue to get worse. To reverse the signs of aging it is more important than applying any products. I than apply an organic custom airbrush blend to my face arms and kneck without any makeup looks so great and natural. As a recommendation, don't have your face in the sun for more than around five minutes at a time, and avoid this period during the hottest time of the day. Yes something as simple as a hat can save your skin. To buy this alternative to tanning go to the store at www.platinumimageservices.com

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Platinum Image Services brings beauty and health needs to the customer at home or the office


At least that’s what Christine Reed, CEO and one of the founders of the company, has noted. The company allows customers to use a smart phone application or email to make an appointment, but instead of traveling to the beauty salon, the beauty experts will travel to the client’s office or home to fulfill hair, health, and makeup needs, depending on the occasion. “The people who seek out this service are mostly professional women with a hectic work schedule or stay-at-home moms with young children who don’t have much time to go to a hair salon, as well as women with a busy social life or brides,” said Christine Reed Hair styling services start at $100 and makeup services at $75. Platinum Image Services began in 2004 in Los Angeles, where the company is headquartered. The idea for Platinum Image Services actually came from working on clients at previous salon "Christine Reed Lash Salon" "There were many clients that would come into the salon so stressed and than get relaxed and have to drive in traffic again." "Plus it made it to where I can spend more time with one client if they need it and not feel like there is another client waiting in the hall for me." Professionals interested in becoming a part of the Platinum team must complete a selection process including interviews, a background check and verification of personal information.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Are eyebrow extensions the next big beauty trend? I think so!Everything You Need to Know About the Celeb-Tested, Luxury Service


Los Angeles – Drop your tweezers and step away from the wax! Big, bushy and bold eyebrows are once again fashionable – and you can even get extensions to help you achieve the look. I have been doing eyebrow extensions for over 10 years but now they are actually popular! Have you ever watched a movie and noticed an actor's eyebrows look totally different on screen than they do in real life? Perhaps it's great film editing or makeup magic? Or maybe you just saw the grand effects of really good eyebrow extensions? You may have already heard of eyelash extensions—the process in which one synthetic or mink hair is hand-glued to one natural eyelash for a more dramatic effect. Well, now, brows are only an appointment away. Some celebs even opt for eyebrow extensions to change their look for specific roles. Eyebrows are so inherently important for the symmetry of you face. They provide a youthful lift to the eye area (where many of us age first) and correct many over-tweezed, over-waxed and generally thinned out brow lines. Eyebrow extensions are arguably one of the biggest beauty trends currently available, however, they aren’t exactly new. Eyebrow Extensions do not last as long as Eyelash Extensions and can fall out in 2 weeks. They are great for pictures or the red carpet or special event as they can get quite costly. The service takes anywhere from an hour to 2 hours to complete, and costs between $175 to $300. Once completed, the brow extensions will last a couple of weeks. “It looks so real. You can’t tell the difference between the Brow Extensions and a natural hair.” The adhesive can attach to existing hairs, or directly onto the skin. Because of this, it’s a viable option for women who have lost eyebrow hairs for medical reasons, like cancer treatments or alopecia. “We’ve had people tear up, because they can’t believe they look like they have eyebrows again.” So, what exactly does the luxury service entail? Here's everything you need to know. Prep for the Appointment: "Come without any eye makeup or eye cream," Shower and wash your hair too. "These products can interfere with the adhesive's bond and ultimately the life of the eyebrow extensions. It's also a good idea to let the client's natural eyebrows grow out as much as possible to allow for as much of the extensions to be directly placed hair to hair." It Takes Patience and Money: A technician glues 200-400 singular strands of hair to either your existing brow hair or skin. "The process usually takes approximately an hour give or take, depending upon the request or needs of the client," said Charity. "The average rates also depend upon the request or needs of the client, but you can expect to spend between $150-$300 nationally." They Aren't Permanent: "Eyebrow extensions can last between 1-3 weeks with the proper care and maintenance. The best way to care for your extensions is to be as gentle as possible—meaning don't brush through them with too much vigor, avoid using oils around the brow line and keep your shower steam to a minimum. Excessive sweating is also a no-no,".

All Brides-To-Be! How To Do Pre-Wedding Facials (And Look Amazing In Those Photos)


Your wedding day - it's the one day of your life when your skin needs to look flawless. Between seeing everyone you've ever known since you were a little and having a bazillion and one photos of your face taken it can be stressful. When planning your wedding a great skincare plan should be included. Whenever I am preparing a client for wedding makeup I think A pre-wedding facial is the most important part of looking great on that special day. 'For a bride, the worst thing to do is wait until the last minute to tackle any skin issues, even if your concerns are mild. Having a series of professional skin treatments and facials in the run up to the wedding is ideal in preventing blemishes and skin conditions as well as to give your skincare professional a chance to check that your home care products are suitable to your skin. Treatments should coincide with skin’s renewal, which happens every five to seven weeks to aid this process and to keep congestion and puffiness under control. For new treatments and those new to facials, it’s important to leave at least six weeks before the wedding to see how the skin reacts. If all is well, the treatment should be repeated the week before the wedding. I recommend nightly treatments and advanced skincare to those who suffer from specific skin care concerns, such as rosacea or pigmentation. I would advise starting these kinds of treatments at least six months before the wedding day. It can take a few treatments to get the skin to good condition and there can be some reaction during the course, so it is best to have the stronger corrective treatments early on and the maintenance treatments closer to the big day. If you can't wait an Oxygen facial is perfect 2 days before as it is no ebrasive and plumps up the skin. Try a mild chemical peel or Ultra Sonic facial to brighten skin before your wedding day. I would recommend six to eight treatments at one to two week intervals with the last one a few days before the big day. At home, make sure you’re using a moisture binding humectant like the Revival Mask in conjunction with a mild daily Vitamin A product like Cquence! and a Gentle Cleanse, £7. If you've got…mild acne/occasional breakouts You should try the Medical-Facial, or a mild chemical peel (especially one with salicylic acid). I would recommend you have six to ten treatments at seven to ten day intervals, the last one a few days days before. For home use, look for Sebu gel, which is a great topical product for acne prone skin, but it can be a little drying so always use a light oil-free moisturizer too.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Ultra Sonic Medical Facial from Environ and an Organic Facelift together at last in a beauty and wellness app


The Ultra Sonic Medical Facial and Organic Facelift have been two of our most popular services this year so far!! With summer on the way getting your skin clear and face looking amazing with less stress is always the goal. Here is how it works and more about these amazing treatments. First you will get to enjoy the Ultra Sonic Medical Facial (this is 60 minutes and does not hurt a bit.) During an Ultrasonic Medical Facial, high level sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. While using 12 step Medical grade products that will be introduced into the skin. Next the Neuro Muscular therapist (Micah Skye) will arrive when your facial is complete and start the organic facelift. It is best to prepare by drinking alot of water and not eating anything acidic 24 hours before getting the treatment. This is a sequence of neuromuscular releases that clear all the memory patterns from all your expressions and micro expressions that you accumulate in your face over your life. This release clears the tissue for the creation of new memory expressions while giving the epidermal and dermal layers time to heal. It also activates the body to produce its own natural releases of collagen which lifts and tones the muscles of the face. This is 45 minutes long and will be face changing for you. For this limited introductory time both services will be at a discounted price. Normally $800 for both treatments from July 15th to July July 23rd 2015 there will be a $200 discount for both of these services. Call me with any questions (310)967-7701 I hope you have a great week! Christine Reed

My new Favorite Facial The "Ultra Sonic Medical Facial "


What Is Ultrasonic Facial Treatment? Ultrasonic Facial During an Ultrasonic Medical Facial, high level sound wave technology is used to penetrate deep below the surface of the skin promoting cellular renewal and repair, toning muscles, increasing blood circulation, encouraging lymphatic drainage, combating puffiness and swelling and improving skin care product penetration. Ultrasound may be used on most parts of the body, including the face, neck, arms, breasts, stomach, waist, hips, buttocks, and legs. How Does The Ultra Sonic Medical Facial Work? The application of ultrasonic frequency to increase cellular turnover, plump up and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles, tighten sagging skin, relieve puffy eyes, reduce the appearance of cellulite, improve acne, tighten enlarged pores, fade dark eye circles, freckles and old age spots and even repair scar damage. The process is safe, painless and gentle and is can even be used by sensitive skin types such as those with Rosacea. Used with a 12 step medical program (depending on the clients skin type.) It takes an hour and results are imediate. This antibacterial cleansing action also helps prevent the onset of acne and blemishes and the skin is left feeling instantly energized, rosy, firm, refreshed and noticeably softer - even after just one application What Are The Benefits Of The Ultrasonic Medical Facial Treatment? These facials offer a safe and gentle alternative to dramatic plastic surgery procedures, laser resurfacing, chemical peels, Collagen and Botox injections and other invasive skin rejuvenation treatments. I do not recommend this if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, heart disease history or other medical condition. Stimulates Blood Circulation Aids in Lymphatic Drainage Gently Exfoliates Away Dead Skin Cells Increases Cell Metabolism Cleanses Away Toxins Enhances Skin Care Product Performance Tightens and Tones Neck, Body and Facial Skin Diminishes Wrinkles and Fine Lines Reduces The Appearance of Congested, Puffy Eyes Refines Large Pores Improves Upon Skin Texture and Tone Clarifies Acne and Blemishes Lightens Dark Under Eye Circles Reduces The Appearance of Cellulite and Fat Deposits Fades Scars, Freckles, Age Spots and Redness Are Ultrasonic Facials Safe? The Ultrasonic Medical Facial is considered a safe, easy and gentle skin rejuvenation treatment however the following precautions should be taken:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Facelift in a bottle is the best new product from Environ

The Environ Intensive Revival Masque perfects the art of creating visibly luminous, radiant, smoother, younger and revitalised skin.It is an exciting ground breaking product from Environ. The brainchild of Dr Fernandes who wanted to develop a product that literally was like a “face lift in a bottle”, Revival Masque has been extensively trialled for over 4 years with a 99% satisfaction rate. Revival Masque works because of this unique combination of 3 acids (Asiatic Acid, Lactic Acid, Mandelic Acid) at this PH and % which work together to trigger the release of growth factors from the keratinocyte cells. This product will lighten pigmentation marks, reduce lines and wrinkles making skin tighter, smoother, more radiant and younger looking. Stimulates skin cells to produce growth factors that are important in the regenerative processes of the skin. Powerful promoter of the natural moisturising factors of the skin (GAGS) Lifts and firms the skin – dramatically tightens Lightens pigmentation and gives skin radiant quality Reduces size of open pores WHO IS IT FOR First time users to Environ (You don’t have to be on the Environ skincare range to enjoy this product..however, it’s amazing if you are.) All skin types.Photo damage. Scarring. Loose lax skin. Open pores. For maximum benefits use in conjunction with Environ vitamin A creams. The shelf life of the product once opened is 12 weeks, however unopened is 24 months. Use for 4 – 6 months for maximum benefits Recommended to be used during winter months, but may be used all year round provided a broad spectrum sunscreen is applied daily HOW TO APPLY First Week -10 minute application ( 2 applications in first week depending on skin sensitivity) Use in the evening ONLY. Pre-cleanse, Cleanse, Tone. Then using the spatula apply a small 20p size into the hands and apply a thin layer to the face, neck and décolleté. Leave on the skin for 10 mins and then remove with tepid water. Follow with your Environ regime Advanced Use Below is a Step-Up Programme Please read this before progressing on to advanced use through the Step-up programme. This WILL NOT be suitable for all skins and you must call us to get a more bespoke direction on progressive use.This is dependent upon your reaction to previous application. Do not progress onto the next step until the skin is completely comfortable. Do Not use other exfoliating products. DO NOT USE CLARISONIC or other types of brush cleanse. DO NOT apply just before a facial (Or the night before) Do NOT apply in the evening after a facial or the night after (if your skin is sensitive) HOW TO USE The STEP UP ROUTINE WEEK 2 Use 2/3 x per week (either 2 x for 20 min or 3 x for 10 min, based solely on your skin sensitivity, Please ask for bespoke advise on your particular needs for your skin if you are in doubt) WEEK 3 Use 3/5 x per week for 20 min (or 10 min if sensitive) WEEK 4 If you have been successful at using 5 x in this week at 20 min applications, then try using 5 x a week overnight using the overnight application (See Below) Overnight application. Pre-cleanse. Cleanse Tone. Apply Environ boosters and moisturisers first.Leave to absorb for 20 minutes. Follow with a thin layer of Revival Masque. Leave on overnight.Remove with water in the morning WEEK 5 ONLY FOR ADVANCED ENVIRON USERS (if you are not using Environ, please maintain your application from week 4 ) Use 3 TO 7 times a week at night only.Use the cosmetic roll cit for 5 – 10 minutes. Leave on the skin overnight (as described above) COST= It cost $85 and stock is now available. Priority is given to those who pre-order. Book a free Revival Mask when you book any service in July at www.platinumimageservices.com

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The best way to really get rid of acne scars


Since I was a teenager I had acne. I tried Acutane twice it worked for a while but came back about a year later each time. (Its really bad for your live I do not recommend this option.)I than discovered Environ in my early 30's and my acne completely went away and my skin was looking more alive. But I still had scars and they really bothered me. A series of Environ peels only on the scars has changed the look of my skin.(This can be caused by picking old acne bumps.) You can call (310)967-7701 for a free consultation and get started on changing the look of your skin!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

The drought in California How my Beauty Routine can help save water


After seeing the water shortage in my lovely state of California I knew there must be some small ways I can help. First I got a bucket and I put it in my shower and all the water I use to water my plants. I have decided to wash my hair less and wear my hair up with deep conditioner and I get a keratin treatment so my hair stays looking clean and straight longer without needing to wash it. I use my hair towel at least 4 times and when I am done with it I use it to dry my dog after his bath. I save dirty towels in a pile and use them to stand on when I do my own custom airbrush tan instead of dirtying a new one. I always make sure I have a full load of laundry before putting them in the washer. If your interested in trying the keratin treatment for straightening the hair book www.platinumimageservices.com

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Best Eyelash Experience and tips from the Best Person In Los Angeles For Eyelash Extensions


Okay, we'll admit it, we are totally hooked on eyelash extensions. The new fad has officially taken over our beauty regiment because they look THAT good, like Angelina Jolie-pregnancy-glow good. I decided to document the entire extension process AND give you some new tips, Voted Best Eyelash Extensions by Celebrities - Beverly Hills lash extension expert from Los Angeles. So here's everything you need to know! Can anybody get eyelash extensions? Expert: "There are some circumstances when someone may not be able to have lash extensions, for example if a person suffers from alopecia that affects the eyelashes. You need natural lashes present to be able to wear lash extensions. "If someone is receiving chemotherapy treatment we recommend leaving 3-6 months from the end of treatment before having extensions. The natural lash cycles must be given time to re-establish growth prior to any lash application. Or if someone is suffering from certain eye conditions or an eye infection then we would not be able to perform the service." Our experience: Even if you wear contact lenses you can get extensions, but we recommend that you take them off during the eyelash application process so your eyes don't get dried out. Also, we have never had a allergic reaction from the eyelash extension process, but if you are going to get them done before a big event, we recommend giving yourself a couple of weeks beforehand so you know your eyes won't react. Nobody, and I mean nobody, wants to show up on their wedding day with puffy eyes. How long do the treatments take and how long will the eyelashes last? Expert: "The initial lash application can take up to 2 hours and infills every 2-4 weeks takes 1 hour. The extensions will last the cycle of the natural lash and so will be lost when the natural lash sheds. To maintain the fullness of your lashes it is recommended to infill around every 3 weeks." Our experience: Depending on how well you treat the lashes, they should look full for at least two weeks. A touch-up every three weeks should keep them from ever looking sparse. The first appointment does take two hours so be SURE to bring headphones and a long playlist for your entertainment. Although the application process is not painful, it can be uncomfortable, especially near the end of the application, so try fall asleep or make sure your playlist is relaxing. Don't panic! You will look faboosh afterwards, keep your eyes (closed) on the prize. Can you wear mascara with them? Expert: "You shouldn't need to wear mascara, but if you wish to, you will need to use a water based mascara recommended by your lash artist. Regular and waterproof mascaras are not suitable for use on lash extensions." Our experience: Our eyelash technician did not recommend that we wear mascara, but you honestly will not need it. Your new eyelashes are going to look so fabulous mascara would just be overkill. How should you safely clean your eyelash extensions? Expert: "The extensions will be waterproof instantly. You may use a longer life coating which helps to maintain the bond of the adhesive. You will need to use an oil and alcohol free eye make up remover on your lashes as these ingredients will weaken the adhesive bond. "To clean the lashes, use an oil free foaming cleanser, using a little and mixing with warm water on the sides of fingers, clean down over the eyelid and lashes in an upward,downward motion, never side to side. Never tug or pull at the extensions as you could lose them and are likely to damage your natural lashes. Avoid wiping with cotton wool pads or buds as the fibres will catch.You will be given a lash brush and we recommend you brush lashes daily to keep them neat and tidy." Our experience: Since you probably won't be wearing mascara, it is fairly easy to keep the eyelashes clean, but they should be dried after you get out of the shower or a pool. Lightly use a towel to dry off the lashes so they don't clump together when they are wet. Your eyelash technician should give you an eyelash brush that you should use in the morning and at night to keep your eyelashes looking fresh and lustrous. Just remember, whenever you brush your hair, give your eyelashes a little combing too. How do they apply the eyelashes? Expert: "We do not just lay or place the extensions onto a natural lash, but bond flush the extension at the very base of the natural eyelash for a seamless strong connection. We do this so there is better adhesion to the natural lash leaving no gaps where dust and make up particles can become trapped, and a lack of bonding can allow the extension to pull away from the natural lash and become easily caught." Our experience: As we said earlier, the process takes around two hours the first time, they will keep your eyes closed by using special collagen pads on your bottom lashes to your cheeks. Your eyes can get dry and you can't move, so just try and keep yourself as relaxed as possible. The Verdict I offer lashes either in your home or for cheaper if you come to my lash studio. Depending on what type of lashes you want, the lashes are made with silk, mink, plastic feather hair or even real human hair. This means the prices can vary from $60 up to $500 for the initial treatment and retouches can range from $60 to $200. We recommend that you take your time during your first consultation so the technicians can help advise you what type of lashes and what length would best accentuate your look. Start out on the conservative side and go from there, you can ALWAYS go longer at your touch-up. We would definitely recommend checking the lashes with a toothpick as clumped lashes can be improperly applied lashes and can cause damage. Book you lash consultation now at www.platinumimageservices.com