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20 Aug

Inside the Secret Botox Society

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / August 20, 2015 / 0 Comments

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Botox is marked one of the biggest revolutions in beauty, but few talk about it.

Many, if not most of my girlfriends are hitting 30 and are starting to see those small forehead lines or wrinkle between the brow. Often they come to me for advice on skin care routines or different regiments to help and all I can say is “Girl go get some Botox!”  You don’t have to be embarrassed for bettering yourself, embrace your best self.  For those of you who are shy about getting it, admitting you want it or confessing you get it, you are not alone.  A unnamed cosmetic company did a survey that found 72% of women keep non surgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox from their friends and family.  Why do we have to be on this secret Botox bandwagon. Some Botoxers fear what the procedure may portray to others. Many women want to present themselves as naturally beautiful and that they are the real thing, that perhaps, that’s more attractive to others.  Admitting to others your saying you are not beautiful soley on your genes or good health or perhaps you are not satisfied with yourself as you are, that’s where the taboo is.

Lets get real. Botox has become a staple in my beauty maintenance routine- somethings as essential as keeping my grey away, whitening my teeth or always having perfect french tips. My trips to the office DO NOT remain silent I walk in there proud and walk out looking fresh. Some may refer to this as superficial or vain.  So be it then I am Vain!  You don’t have to go all Real Housewives you can simply walk in and ask for the I just woke up like this illusion.

I have outed myself from the Secret Botox Society who’s with me?

 

 

 

30 Mar

BODIFY

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / March 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

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 Sisters Jessica Johnson and Melissa Mickelson opened Bodify in Jan 2015. Bodify is the first and only CoolSculpting dedicated boutique in Arizona that specializes in non-invasive fat reduction. When you make the decision to have CoolSculpting and permanently remove unwanted fat, it’s a big deal. I had the pleasure of meeting both these amazing women they are so passionate about BODIFY.  I feel honored they had me out to tour their medical spa, it is gorgeous.

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 There are other medical spas in Arizona that offer CoolSculpting along with a variety of other services.

While a full service clinic may seem like the logical choice, Bodify is adamant that focusing on ONE technology will give you the best results.

 There is validity to the old adage “jack of all trades, master of none”.

 Offering multiple services requires technicians to understand the nuances of each and every service at any given time. We believe this stretches a technician too thin and puts your CoolSculpting results at risk. Successfully administering a CoolSculpting treatment requires focus, attention to detail, and the knowledge and confidence that comes with successfully administering thousands of CoolSculpting treatments.

 You’ll be happy to know our CoolSculpting certified team has performed over 5,500 treatments to date and that number keeps growing. Day in and day out, CoolSculpting is all we do, and to say we know it like the back of our hand is an understatement.

 It would have been easy to create just another run of the mill medical spa. It would have been simple to do the “same old same old”. But that’s not who we are or what we stand for.

Every decision we made regarding Bodify had our clients’ best interest at heart and we know you’ll appreciate it.

 We asked ourselves, what results do our clients want to achieve, how do they want to feel, what type of experience are they looking to have? Bodify didn’t take answering these questions lightly because your body is our business.

 Our sole purpose is to offer our clients an exceptional experience, top notch CoolSculpting technology, and unparalleled results in body transformation.

Just a few of our differentiators:

CoolSculpting Only Boutique Because we wanted to be the first and only

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Beautiful Results Promise™ Because we stand behind our results

DualSculpting Because your time is valuable, get CoolSculpted in 1/2 the time

Man Cave Because men have fat too

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CoolSculpting

 Fighting the battle of the bulge? Pinching more than an inch?

 Most people, when asked, will admit to having something to lose. Pure, unadulterated, makes-you-sick-to-even-think-about-it FAT. We spend countless hours at the gym, tweaking our nutrition and even having self-defeating conversations that damage our self confidence.

 No matter what we do, the bulge doesn’t budge and we are left frustrated and feeling hopeless. Enter CoolSculpting, a non-invasive, highly effective and safe procedure that makes it possible to achieve lasting fat reduction.

In this non-invasive procedure, a precisely controlled cooling method called Cryolipolysis freezes fat cells to initiate a natural cell death process. Each CoolSculpting treatment yields a 20-30% reduction in the fat cell layer in the area(s) treated. In the weeks and months to follow, your body naturally processes and eliminates the treated fat cells. Once the fat cells are gone, they’re gone for good, leaving a more sculpted you.

Unlike other technologies, CoolSculpting does not harm the surrounding tissues and only damages fat cells. The cold-infusion also provides a simultaneous benefit, it stimulates both collagen and elastin production to help tighten the skin in the area(s) treated. One of the many advantages of CoolSculpting is that the reduction of the fat layer is gradual, producing lasting yet natural looking results.

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1. Many of us have stubborn fat despite diet and exercise.

2. CoolSculpting technology uses controlled cooling (Cryolipolysis) to target and kill only these fat cells.

3. In the weeks to follow, these fat cells are naturally eliminated from the body.

4. CoolSculpting results are long-term, as treated fat cells are gone for good.

Pricing

CoolSculpting packages start at $800 and go up from there depending on the number of areas treated. On average, clients pay $1,200-$3,200 for a package.

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05 Feb

Want to learn more about Clinical Aesthetics?

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / February 5, 2015 / 0 Comments

I want you to meet Brandie Barclay

A Licensed Clinical Aesthetician, Injectable Specialist, Certified Permanent Makeup Artist

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Brandie been a Clinical Aesthetician for over 16 years and still get excited when she knows a patient has left feeling more beautiful and confident! Her  passion for understanding products and procedures, paired with her artistic background, gives each patient customized care. In this fast-paced world of ever-changing skin care and anti-aging procedures, she takes pride in being a knowledgeable and trusted resource for her patients.

We all adore her. 

Since she began her career, she has been dedicated to continued education to stay current with trends and techniques. she specializes in advanced facial treatments, such as Dermal Fillers/Injectables, Chemical Peels, Dermalplaning and Microdermabrasion. As a Certified Laser Technician and Laser Safety Officer she also specialize in Photo-Facials, Laser Hair Reduction and cutting-edge Fractional Laser Resurfacing . Brandi is also a Permanent Makeup Artist for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes as well.

DERMAL FILLERS/INJECTABLES

 O Fillers one of my favorite things ever! I love luscious lips. I have been getting my lips done for many years almost 8 to be exact.  What I find best for me is a half of a syringe of Juvederm every 6 months.  This keeps them looking full but not overdone.  Say no to duck lips! Brandie is a true artist when it comes to shaping the perfect pout. 

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Restylane is a crystal-clear, non-animal, biodegradable gel based on a natural substance present in the human body called hyaluronic acid. The gel is injected into the skin in tiny amounts with a very fine needle, helping to visibly reduce moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds or add fullness to your lips. The result is instantaneous and produces a long-lasting, natural enhancement that is gentle and safe to your skin.
Restylane is very effective for diminishing wrinkles around the corners of the mouth, the lips, the nasolabial folds (commonly referred to as “parentheses”), and the frown lines (between the eyebrows). Results will last from 6 to 12 months.

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Perlane® is composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the body. The hyaluronic acid in Perlane® is a crystal clear gel that is chemically cross-linked (the long chemical strands are tied together) to delay breakdown by skin enzymes. Perlane® is non-animal-based and free from animal protein. Perlane® is used to smooth moderate to severe facial folds and wrinkles such as the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth (nasolabial). Perlane®’s water-loving nature attracts and binds water molecules to help maintain volume. Perlane® generally lasts for about 6 months.

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Juvederm ® Ultra XC injectable gel is a colorless hyaluronic acid gel that contains a small quantity of local anesthetic (lidocaine) and is injected into facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the human body. The role of hyaluronic acid in the skin is to deliver nutrients, hydrate the skin by holding in water, and to act as a cushioning agent. The role of lidocaine is to reduce the pain associated with injections into the skin. Most patients need 1 treatment to achieve optimal wrinkle smoothing, and the results last about 9 months to 1 year.

JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC injectable gel is indicated for injection into the mid to deep dermis for correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds (such as nasolabial folds). JUVÉDERM® Ultra Plus XC, a robust formulation for volumizing and correcting deeper folds and wrinkles in the skin, allows our physicians and medical aestheticians to better tailor treatment to your unique skin volume needs.

JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC injectable gel is the first and only filler FDA-approved to instantly add volume to the cheek area. It gives you a subtle lift, helping to restore contour and a more youthful profile, for up to 2 years, in patients over the age of 21. It’s different than JUVÉDERM® XC and works on a different area of the face. JUVÉDERM® XC smoothes out moderate to severe wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth, like parentheses. JUVÉDERM® VOLUMA™ XC, however, adds volume to the cheek area.

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RADIESSE® Volumizing Filler is an injectable wrinkle filler that works by immediately restoring facial volume to smooth out the signs of aging. Once injected, not only does it immediately add volume but over time, RADIESSE Volumizing Filler begins to stimulate the production of the body’s natural collagen for results that may last up to a year or more in many patients.

RADIESSE Volumizing Filler can be injected in the following locations*:

Smile lines: also called the nasolabial folds, are the lines that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Marionette lines: the lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth.
Corners of the mouth: also called the oral commissure, if these are turned downward it can make you look as though you’re frowning.
Pre-jowl: the area on either side of the chin, where skin can sag due to loss of facial volume.
Chin wrinkles: horizontal lines that can form on your chin and distract from your smile.

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Sculptra Aesthetic is the first facial injectable that can give you noticeable results that emerge subtly. It replaces lost collagen to give you a more natural-looking appearance without giving you away. A full treatment of Sculptra Aesthetic — on average, 3 injection sessions over a few months, can last for more than 2 years. Sculptra Aesthetic replaces lost collagen in the mid to lower face and chin area. It treats these 3 areas:

Deep folds between the nose and the mouth (nasolabial folds) also called “smile lines”.
The lines framing your mouth (marionette lines).
Chin wrinkles.

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Belotero is an HA dermal filler, made of the same volumizing and moisturizing component of your skin, so it is the natural choice for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. As we age, our skin inevitably loses its youthful appearance as the production of natural dermal volumizers and moisturizers such as hyaluronic acid (HA) diminish, leaving lines and wrinkles where our skin was once youthful, even and radiant.

When injected, it instantly plumps and adds volume to the areas where it has been lost. Even the finest lines can be treated with confidence with Belotero.

Another one of my loves for the past 10 years BOTOX… Prevention is key in my opinion. Start using it at the first sign of aging. Once you have the creases it becomes more costly to correct.  The injections are quick easy and painless. 

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BOTOX® Cosmetic, introduced in 2002, is the first botulinum toxin to be approved by the FDA to temporarily treat moderate to severe glabellar lines between the brows. BOTOX® Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into muscles and used to improve the look of moderate-to-severe frown lines. BOTOX® Cosmetic is administered by a physicians or medical aestheticians as a simple, nonsurgical treatment. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles. This reduces muscle activity that causes moderate to severe lines to form between the brows.

Although the results are visible, a treatment with BOTOX® Cosmetic (onabotulinumtoxinA) will not radically change your facial appearance or make you look as if you’ve “had work done.” The muscle activity that causes frown lines between the brows is temporarily reduced, so you can still frown or look surprised without the wrinkles and creases between your brows.

I have tried Dysport BUT I prefer BOTOX  

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Prescription Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of your moderate-to-severe frown lines without changing the look of your whole face. The untreated facial muscles still work normally, allowing you to freely show facial expressions, such as smiling, in untreated areas. Long-lasting, natural-looking results up to 4 months.

SKIN CARE SERVICES

Although I have yet to experience the skin care services list below I am looking forward to receiving the Obagi Chemical Peel and The Perfect Peel to help with my hyperpigmentation. 

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UltraPulse TotalFX is a revolutionary factional treatment that combines DeepFX and ActiveFX procedures for total solutions in one treatment with minimal downtime. Fractional treatments treat only a fraction of the skin, leaving bridges of untouched skin that aid in the healing process and reduce healing times, enabling you to return to normal activities quicker.

UltraPulse TotalFX is an excellent procedure that improves fine lines, wrinkles, scars, tone, texture and pigmentation, all at once. UltraPulse TotalFX achieves dramatic results in only one treatment, with minimal down time.

High Speed LightSheer Duet Laser is a state-of-the-art system specifically designed to remove unwanted hair faster, with less discomfort and more reliably than other methods. The light emitted by the LightSheer diode laser is well absorbed by the pigment located in hair follicles. During the procedure, the light pulses for a fraction of a second, long enough to heat up the hair and significantly impede the follicle’s ability to re-grow. This process also treats numerous hair follicles simultaneously. Therefore, High Speed LightSheer Duet Laser is appropriate for treating even the largest areas of the body both quickly and effectively.

IPL Photofacial is a safe, gentle approach to smoother, more radiant skin. An IPL Photofacial is a cosmetic procedure for reducing or eliminating the appearance of sun damage, pregnancy mask, rosacea, enlarged pores, broken capillaries, and many other skin problems. IPL Photofacial can treat your face, neck, chest and hands with no downtime. IPL stands for intense pulsed light, and refers to the unique type of laser our aesthetician uses to perform this procedure. The IPL laser shoots out a broad beam of lasers into the skin at a very rapid pace. These lasers penetrate the inner layer of the skin, but do not typically affect the outer layer. For this reason, most IPL Photofacials require little to no recovery time.

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Obagi Blue Peels are in-office facial chemical peel to help accelerate the transformation to beautiful, healthier-looking skin. The procedure takes less than an hour and does not usually require sedation.

A mild burning sensation will occur that generally lasts only a few minutes. Then you may experience a bluish tint to your skin that usually washes off in 12 to 24 hours. Brandi will advise you on how many peels are needed to give you the desired results.

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Perfect Peel Originated in Beverly Hills, this peel works from the inside to repair and nourish the skin by giving it a radiant glow. The Perfect Peel refines pores, improves skin hyperpigmentation, lifts melasma, controls acne and prevents fine lines and wrinkles. Brandi advises her patients that they must stop all retinol products at least 5 days prior to treatment.

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The Transformation Peel by Jan Marini utilizes a high concentration of multiple acids to lift pigment and aggressively resurface the skin for overall skin rejuvenation. Retinol, peptides and antioxidants enhance efficacy and overall results. The Transformation Peel addresses pigmentation, photo-damage, texture, fine lines and wrinkles and overall skin rejuvenation. The Retinol Activator enhances results and jumpstarts the healing process by delivering retinol and beneficial peptides and antioxidants to the skin. The skin appears noticeably firmer, brighter, softer and more supple. The Transformation Peel also improves skin tone and uniformity, lessening the appearance of acne scarring. Our aesthetician recommends the use of Jan Marini skin care products to enhance the results of the Transformation Peel.

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SkinMedica® products are scientifically formulated and clinically tested to rejuvenate skin and help rekindle your skin’s youthful appearance. As we age, collagen production diminishes, skin thins and elasticity decreases causing facial sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. SkinMedica® chooses scientifically proven ingredients such as growth factors and other compounds to formulate advanced skin care products with antioxidants and retinoids that enhance the natural appearance of your skin by helping to prevent free radical damage. All SkinMedica® products are part of a medically supervised skin care regimen. For optimal results, you can consult with Brandi to help you determine which treatment regimen is best for you based on your skin condition, previous procedures and lifestyle.

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Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical, non-invasive procedure for treating superficial and deep skin damage resulting from trauma, aging or sun exposure. A lightweight hand-piece directs a targeted stream of crystals and mild suction onto the treated area. The gentle action exfoliates the epidermis and uncovers the skin’s smooth under-layer to accelerate collagen production, resulting in healthier, firmer rejuvenated skin. Brandie administers microdermabrasion treatments to patients of all Fitzpatrick Skin Types. Since no anesthesia is required and treatments result in no downtime, patients can immediately return to their daily activities. Optimal results can be seen after five to eight sessions, depending upon skin type and skin condition.

PERMANENT MAKEUP

Wake up with makeup! Permanent makeup, also known as micropigmentation or cosmetic tattooing, can eliminate the daily hassle of applying makeup. Permanent cosmetics never run or smear, and are great for people with allergies to traditional cosmetics as well as for those who have a difficult time applying makeup. The most popular types of cosmetic tattooing include permanent lip, eye, and eyebrow makeup. Cosmetic tattooing can also be used to redefine weak facial features and camouflage scars on any part of the body. To produce the desired results, permanent makeup usually requires one or more touch-up procedures after initial application. Initial permanent makeup application typically takes one to two-and-a-half hours to complete, and touch-ups take significantly less time. Cosmetic tattooing can also be used to redefine weak facial features and camouflage scars on any part of the body.

SKIN CARE LINES 

Brandie recently put me on Obagi Nu-Derm System which includes a cleanser, toner, clear ( for Hyperpigmentation ) day/night cream and a sunscreen. LOVE!

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With the Obagi Nu-Derm System you’re on your way to younger, healthier-looking skin. The Obagi Nu-Derm System is an anti-aging therapy that penetrates below the skin’s surface to transform skin cell functions at the cellular level and correct the damage within…revealing healthy, younger-looking skin. Skin aging is a natural process, but daily sun exposure can contribute to premature aging, slowing down the turnover of skin cells between healthy new cells and old damaged cells. The Obagi Nu-Derm System combined with tretinoin is clinically proven to help address the signs of aging in all skin types.

The Obagi Nu-Derm System is ideal if you have:

Age spots
Fine lines and wrinkles
Rough skin
Skin laxity (loss of elasticity)
Erythema (redness)
Sallowness (yellowish complexion)
Hyperpigmentation (discoloration)

The Obagi CLENZIderm MD System is a three-step acne treatment with clinically proven ingredients that penetrate deep into the skin’s layers to help control adult acne for a clearer, healthier-looking complexion. The Obagi CLENZIderm M.D. System is a clinically proven acne skin care system that contains a unique formulation of ingredients, including 5% benzoyl peroxide (BPO) and salicylic acid, that penetrate deep into the skin and target acne where it starts. This clinically proven acne treatment is available in 2 customized sets, Normal to Dry System and Normal to Oily System, based on skin type.

The first and only complete perscription-based system developed specifically for treating the signs and symptoms of Rosacea. The all-in-one system provides gentle non-comedogenic skin care to calm and protect inflamed, irritated skin. It is designed to effectively reduce redness and flushing along with treating papules and pustules, to help rosacea patients achieve a clearer and more balanced-looking complexion. Delivers immediate benefits with continued improvement.

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While you may have diligently maintained the skin on your face for years, you may not have paid as much attention to the skin on your chest and neck. However, the skin on your décolletage is particularly vulnerable to visible signs of aging, since it tends to be thinner, less moisturized, and often overlooked in the sun protection regimen. Revitalize your décolletage skin with the ELASTIderm Décolletage System for flawless, younger-looking skin. The ELASTIderm Décolletage System is a Complete system with 2 effective products to help improve the signs of skin aging on your chest and neck- Skin Lightening Complex and Wrinkle Reducing Lotion.

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Elastiderm is not a moisturizer. Rather, it uses a bi-mineral complex that has been clinically proven to help replenish elastin and build collagen to restore the elasticity in your skin. It’s clinically proven to help reduce visible fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes.

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Jan Marini professional products are used to address fine lines and wrinkles from aging and sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation, acne, and rosacea. Jan Marini cleansers, creams, gels and scrubs improve upon traditional glycolic acid formulas, targeting issues like acne, dullness and discoloration. With daily use, your skin will continue to improve over time for sustained long-lasting benefits. Jan Marini products and their award-winning Skin Care Management System with synergistic layered technology are used and trusted by physicians and skin care professionals worldwide to ensure optimum results for their patients.

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SkinMedica professional skin care products are the result of almost two decades of research and clinical experience to offer cutting edge products that improve the appearance of the skin. TNS Recovery Complex™ with Nouri-Cel MD, the multiple growth factor product, is the cornerstone for SkinMedica™.

TNS Hyperpigmentation System™ by SkinMedica

Get young healthy skin. This system was created specifically to improve visible signs of aging, including hyperpigmentation, sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles and sallowness. Get glowing, firm and youthful skin without any downtime, redness or peeling.

The Science behind the beauty

TNS is the acronym for Tissue Nutrient Solution, a unique gel formulation containing the revolutionary ingredient, NouriCel MD, an unparalleled combination of growth factors, soluble collagen, matrix proteins and antioxidants found in young healthy skin.

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Clarisonic’s soft gentle brush oscillates back and forth 300 times per second. It cleanses so well that products absorb better, pores appear smaller, fine lines and wrinkles appear reduced, and your skin tone and texture improves. Completely waterproof and removes makeup six times better than using a wash cloth. Kit includes spot therapy body brush. Just one minute a day, for the best skin of your life!

Combining breakthrough sonic application technology with a specially formulated Anti-Aging Sea Serum, Opal erases the years and hydrates the delicate area around your eyes. Opal starts working immediately with results that last for hours and build over time. Scientifically shown to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, as well as puffiness.

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Advanced Mineral Makeup is made with pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that allow your skin to breathe and feel like you are wearing no makeup. The all-natural ingredients contain no perfumes, dyes, talc or preservatives, allowing your skin to look beautiful and radiant all day. Advanced Mineral Makeup is also the perfect solution for sensitive, acneic or rosacea-prone skin.

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LATISSE® is a prescription treatment for hypotrichosis (inadequate or not enough lashes) to grow eyelashes longer, fuller, darker. LATISSE® solution is a once-nightly treatment you apply topically to the base of your upper eyelashes. Then, gradually, the results come in. You may start to see more length in as little as 4 weeks and you should achieve full growth in 16 weeks.

Schedule your consultation today

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30 Dec

New Years Resolutions

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 30, 2014 / 0 Comments

Thank you for a 2014 filled with beauty, laughter and inspiration. You have all given me so many reasons to be proud and smile, I am truly looking forward to 2015.

Setting a New Years resolution had been a tradition for many…  In the past I have not really set New Years resolutions for myself BUT this year I am!

I came across a sample work sheet then added a few of mine own to help me set some goals…

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Ok Here goes

Place I want to travel:  I have a long list this year. I want to visit my girlfriends all over Tennessee, New York and California for some much needed girl time.

I am going to work harder at:  Staying organized, with so much to manage between my business, the magazine,  kids schedules and day to day life…  This is my number 1 goal

Bad habits I am going to break:  Not replying to emails right away. I am so bad at this!  I always say I’ll do it when I get home or later tonight and then a day goes by… not done.

I’d like to spend more time doing: Trying to relax, I am very high strung and I can not be bored, I have to be on the go-go-go.  I’d like to slow down and relax

( just for a minute of course)

Project I would like to finish:  Re-doing my bedroom and Bathroom, mostly painting…

I want to wear  more of: O gosh everything, I want to vamp up my wardrobe and have fun with it.

A class I’d like to take: Sounds Silly but I love taking makeup classes, I didn’t attend very many in 2014 but I want to take more in 2015, somewhere fun though like Vegas

There you have it!

Happy New Year may 2015 bring you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, and joyful experiences!

XOXO Ashlee

Fill out the Questionnaire yourself  post on Ashlee Miller Artistry Facebook!  I would love to hear your goals.

19 Dec

Skin Laundry

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

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 I had the pleasure of attending Skin Laundry’s Grand opening in Scottsdale Quarter Wednesday December 17. If you haven’t heard about skin laundry don’t worry I will tel you all about it.   I went in for my first treatment today and had a wonderful experience. Jordan who checked me in was so cute and sweet.  I am very insecure about my bare face and despite my imperfections she made me feel beautiful in my naked skin. Ashley the nurse who administered my treatment went through each step very thoroughly, explaining exactly what she was doing with no surprises. I have had laser treatments before but this was a very different experience. Skin Laundry has a spa inspired atmosphere, the aroma when you walk in is very calming. I look forward to my future visits.

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What is Skin Laundry:

Skin Laundry is a simple, smart and safe laser skin treatment solution designed to make maintaining healthy skin both accessible and convenient. The signature 10-minute medical-grade treatment delivers a deep down skin cleaning and improvement with no down time.  Using modern technonlgy and advance non-invasive laser and light therapy, Skin Laundry’s proprietary system vaporizes the dirt, debris, pollutants and toxins in the skin deep within pores resulting in brighter, clearer and cleaner skin.

Overall Results:

Just as one’s physical health is improved with ongoing fitness, Skin Laundry believes that it takes commitment to improve a persons skin-the body’s largest organ.

Immediate Benefits:

*Vaporizes dirt and removes bacteria leaving skin clean, clear & glowing

*Improves dull complexion

*Tightens & Brightens

Long-Term Benefits:

*Reduces the signs of sun damaged skin & early signs of ageing

* Noticeably reduces fine lines and wrinkles

* Stimulates collagen & elastin production leaving skin smoother, more subtle and firmer

* Reduce overall redness

* Clears acne and helps prevent future breakouts

* Reduces the visible appearance of pores

*Evens skin tone & texture

* Reduces the visible amount odfscarring on the sin fro acne lesions & cysts

* Reduces Hyper-Pigmentation, evenness, sunspots, age spots and Melasma

* Diminishes visible broken capillaries

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Products:

Skin Laundry has developed an essential line of everyday skin products aimed at helping maintain and improve a person’s results between Skin Laundry treatments. Available for purchase at all clinic locations.

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Skin Laundry was founded in Santa Monica, CA in 20113 by Yen Reis. Yen’s vision of improving overall skin health by making state-of-the-art laser technology  more affordable to the mass market.  The Arizona location at Scottsdale Quarter is the beauty brand’s sixth clinic in the U.S.  I had the pleasure of meeting Yen, she is such a joy to speak with. Yen extrudes wonderful energy , enthusiasm and passion for Skin Laundry.

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Location:

Skin Laundry @ Scottsdale Quarter

15037 N Scottsdale Road Suite 160

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

480.300.7217

**Call for Treatment Plans**

Website:

www.skinlaundry.com

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10 Dec

Gift the Perfect Palette

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 10, 2014 / 0 Comments

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Smashbox

On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette

$42.00

Add a touch of luxe to your eye look with Smashbox’s On The Rocks Photo Op Eye Shadow Luxe Palette! 28 party-perfect shades of Smashbox’s best-selling, super blendable Photo Op Eye Shadows – from runway-inspired jewel tones to lush neutrals.

FREE Try-Me-Size Smashbox All For Eyes with any $35 Smashbox purchase (offer valid 12/2/14-12/24/14 or while supplies last) 2276589

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Anastasia Beverly Hills

Contour Kit

Light To Medium

$40.00

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The premier contour and highlighting palette for professional makeup artists and makeup enthusiasts alike. Features 6 perfectly crafted highlighting and contouring powders for sculpting and defining your features.

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Lorac

Unzipped Palette

 $40.00

Get Unzipped and unleash your natural beauty with LORAC¿S universally flattering nude eye shadow palette. Create unlimited head-turning looks with the mini Behind The Scenes Eye Primer for long-lasting color and 10 ultra-rich, shimmering and matte shadows in a super sexy, nude palette. LORAC: Unzipped, Uncensored and Unbelievable!

FREE mini Lip Lustre Lipgloss with any Lorac purchase (offer valid 12/2/14-12/24/14 or while supplies last)2278453

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Too Faced

Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Collection

$49.00

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Indulge your craving for chocolate with these 16 antioxidant-rich cocoa powder infused matte and shimmer shades of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums – that smell like sweet chocolate. Inspired by Too Faced’s best-selling cocoa powder infused Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, the collection of decadent shadows is the perfect complement to any skin tone. Includes Too Faced’s signature how-to Glamour Guide with three looks to get you started.
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It Cosmetics

Limited Edition Holiday Naturally Pretty Celebration Matte Palette

$42.00

Limited Edition Holiday Naturally Pretty Celebration Matte Palette contains 14 luxe, antiaging, silk-infused eye shadows that are all matte, but can transform into pearl shades with the tap of a brush, thanks to the Transforming Pearl shade. This beauty must-have includes all the universally flattering shades you need to take you from day to night, no matter what the occasion. Developed with plastic surgeons, these shadows are formulated with lid-loving ingredients, including peptides, collagen, silk, and antioxidants

I found all these Palettes at Ulta.com

Happy Holidays

Ashlee

08 Dec

Beauty Stocking Stuffers Under $25

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 8, 2014 / 0 Comments

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Bite Beauty

Mix N’ Mingle Lip Minis

$12.00

What it is:
A limited-edition lip collection with Crème Lipstick Duos, Matte Crème Lip Crayons, and Lush Fruit lip glosses—all in head-turning hues and packaged in bright red ornaments for the holiday season. 

What it does:
Featuring Bite Beauty’s deluxe lip minis, ranging from Crème Lipstick Duos to Matte Crème Lip Crayons to Lush Fruit lip glosses, they’re the perfect holiday gift for all skintones. The Lush Fruit Lip Gloss is a mini lip gloss with high pigments and fruit ingredients that are delicious enough to eat. The Matte Crème Lip Crayons offer timeless matte shades that give lips intense hydration. The Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo is a bite-sized lipstick with two contrasting shades.These festive shades come in an array of colors—from vibrant and bold to demure and subtle.

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Ciaté

Tree Trinket Nail Duo

$10.00($16 value)

What it is: 
A two-piece nail polish tree ornament set. 

What it does: 
Add twinkle to your tree and your fingers with this duo of festive goodies. These delightful, limited-edition, pro-formula polishes feature a high-gloss finish and come in a pair of giftable holiday ornaments. Use them to decorate the tree or use the included gift tags to give them to your nearest and dearest and share the love. This set features an exclusive, limited-edition glitter finish. 

This set contains: 
– 2 x 0.1 oz Mini Paint Pot nail polish and effects in Tinsel Town and Wrap Star 
– 2 x Ornament, bow, gift tag

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SEPHORA COLLECTION

Gold Star Eye Brush Set

$22.00

What it is: 
A basic five-piece eye brush set in a compact box with a luxe golden finish. 

What it does: 
Portable, sleek, and perfect for travel, this brush set is on trend for this holiday season with a champagne gold finish. The set includes all the brushes needed for almost any eye look and the tube keeps the brushes together and protected while saving space in your carry-on or on your vanity. 

This set contains: 
– Shadow brush 
– Smudge brush 
– Angled shadow brush 
– Angled liner brush 
– Cream shadow brush 
– Gold case

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Chloe

Chloé Mini Travel Gift Set

$15.00

Capturing the spirit of women, the Chloé vision is not about one singular woman, but rather about the rich and varied personalities of all Chloé women. This fresh, smooth floral fragrance evokes sublime powdery rose. The effect is chic, comfortable, and entirely addictive. Top notes of pink peony, freesia, and lychee embody subtle freshness. At the heart, midnotes of magnolia flower, lily of the valley, and rose rise to sublimated femininity. A base of velvety elegance comes to fruition through cedarwood, amber, and honey. 

Roses de Chloé is an invitation to grace. Luminous and subtle, it inspires and evokes a unique facet of the signature Chloé rose, capturing the spirit of the Chloé woman. The fragrance exudes an immediate and incredible freshness, derived from the top note bergamot. This sensation is gradually joined by a heart of Damascena rose essence, modernized with a magnolia accord. The trail on the skin is of white musk and amber, the signature base of the Chloé house. 

This set contains: 
– 0.17 oz Chloé Deluxe mini 
– 0.17 oz Roses de Chloé Deluxe mini

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Sephora Favorites

Give Me Some Lip

$25.00($90 value)

What it is:
A six-piece lip sampler set with coveted glosses, sticks, tints, and lacquers—including one full-size product—in pink and nude shades. 

What it does:
Match up with your perfect lip shade with this multibranded lip set that lets you choose your favorite or gift the perfect stocking stuffers to those you treasure most. Experiment with different formulas to achieve the perfect everyday lip. 

This set contains: 
– 0.03 oz Urban Decay Mini Naked Revolution Lipstick 
– 0.12 oz Nars Deluxe Orgasm Lip Gloss 
– 0.07 oz Buxom Mini Full On Lip Cream in White Russian 
– 0.02 oz Marc Jacobs Mini Lust for Lacquer in Kissability 
– 0.05 oz Deluxe Bite High Pigment Lip Pencil in Meritage 
– 0.20 oz Full-size Smashbox Be Legendary Gloss in Pout

03 Dec

‘Tis the season! Holiday Makeup Sets

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

‘Tis the season! It’s time to dust off your sparkly dresses and glam-up your beauty routine. To help get you in the spirit, I’ve rounded up a few of the makeup holiday set—from subdued to all that glitter.

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Smashbox
Rock A Legendary Lip!

$39.00($99 value)

What it is:
A set of nine deluxe lip colors in reds, nudes, and pinks for getting any lip look for the season. 

What it does:
Let lips impart a pop of color—whether it’s a subtle sheen to seriously shiny. Mix and match the formulas and shades to create a custom lip color that’s all your own. 

This set contains: 
– 3 x 0.13 oz Be Legendary Lip Gloss in Legendary, Cognac, Promise 
– 3 x 0.04 oz Be Legendary Lipstick in Legendary, Cognac, Pout 
– 3 x 0.10 Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Firecracker, Off-Duty, Flamingo 

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

Redefining Red

$15.00($20 value)

What it is:
A duo with the bestselling Rouge Artist Intense red lipstick and Lip Line Perfector for creating the perfect red lip look. 

What it does:
Bring glamour to your holiday looks with this bestselling red lipstick and colorless lip liner set. Line lips with Lip Line Perfector, which works with any lip color to prevent lipstick from feathering, and it fills in fine lines around the lips. Swipe on a vivid color with Rouge Artist Intense, a highly-pigmented lipstick. The iconic red shade pairs with warm and cool undertones to flatter any skintone. 

This set contains: 
– 0.018 Lip Line Perfector lip liner 
– 0.05 oz Rouge Artist Intense 43 lipstick

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MAKE UP FOR EVER

Makeup Station

$300.00($662 value)

What it is:
A makeup artist’s set for creating backstage looks and glamorous holiday style with 30 iconic bestsellers for eyes, lips, and the complexion. 

What it does:
This ultimate Makeup Artist’s collection lets you create infinite looks for the holidays—and beyond. Featuring 30 professional must-haves for the makeup love, this set lets any artist explore and indulge in all the backstage essentials. Housed in a reusable, professional backstage Makeup Artist’s Case, this set includes primers, powders, eye, cheek and lip favorites, and Artisan Brushes. 

This set contains: 
– 0.5 oz Travel HD Primer 
– 0.07 oz Travel HD Pressed Powder 
– 0.09 oz HD Blush in #210 Cool Pink 
– 1.01 oz Travel Mist & Fix setting spray 
– 12 x 0.07 oz Artist Shadows eye shadows in M-500, I-544; ME-108, I-414, D-320, M-100, D-236, ME-216, I-922, S-748, ME728, M-630 
– 2 x 0.04 oz Aqua Eyes eyeliner in #21L, 25L 
– 0.23 oz Smoky Extravagant mascara 
– 0.40 oz Aqua Seal makeup sealer 
– 0.09 oz Star Powder highlighter #926 
– 0.14 oz Glitter #3 
– Faux Lashes 
– 2 x 0.04 oz Aqua Lip lipliner in 8C, 14C 
– 2 x 0.08 oz Aqua Rouge lip color #14 
– 0.12 oz Rouge Artist lipstick in Intense 43

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Sephora Favorites

Glitz & Glam Party Essentials Sampler

$45.00($156 value)

What it is:
A nine-piece day-to-night makeup collection with our most glamorous party essentials, packed into a festive metallic clutch. 

What it does:
Vamp up your makeup with this set that takes you from day to evening looks. It features nine makeup must-haves to create the perfect glam look, or to incorporate into your every day look. Stay organized when you store all of your beauty necessities inside the included clutch for touch ups throughout the day. 

This set contains: 
– 0.1 oz Smashbox Be Legendary lipstick in Infrared Matte (matte true red) 
– 1.4 oz Drybar Detox dry shampoo 
– 0.5 oz Deborah Lippmann Good Girl Gone Bad nail color 
– 0.03 oz Laura Mercier Caviar Stick eye color in Rose Gold 
– 0.049 oz stila Cosmetics Magnificent Metals Foil Finish eye shadow in Metallic Dusty Rose 
– 1 Pair of SEPHORA COLLECTION false eye lashes in Astonish 
– 0.08 oz Benefit Watt’s Up! highlighter in Luminous Champagne 
– 0.035 oz Make Up For Ever HD High Definition Microfinish Powder 
– 0.04 oz Lancome Artliner eyeliner in Noir 
– Festive metallic clutch

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SEPHORA COLLECTION

All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette

$15.00

What it is: 
An impulsive, giftable palette of four wearable blush shades, eight glamorous eye shadow shades, and a universal highlighter. 

What it does: 
This sleek, chic palette is portable and giftable and is the perfect purse companion for any holiday party. The univeral highlighter and four blushes compliment every skin tone and add just the right amount of color and sparkle. The variety of eye shadows are designed to complement the glamorous gold and sultry silver top coats for multiple glittering looks that can be taken from day to night. The included full-size mirror is perfect for touch-ups on the go. 

This set contains: 
– 8x 0.05 oz Eye shadows 
– 4 x 0.06 oz Blush 
– 0.14 oz Universal highlighter/luminizer

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SEPHORA COLLECTION

Mini Glitter Liner Set

$16.00

What it is: 
A set of five mini bold glitter eyeliners. 

What it does: 
Add seasonal sparkle or transform your eyes year round with this limited-edition set of mini party eyeliners. The pocket-size format means they can be taken anywhere or given as stocking stuffers. The ultra-glitter finish ensures hours of carefree sparkle without the mess. 

This set contains: 
– 5 x 0.05 oz Mini Glitter Liner in Evening Blue, Mystic Teal, Majestic Purple, VIP Gold, Sweetheart Pink

What it is formulated WITHOUT: 
– Parabens

01 Dec

Preparing for your Boudoir session

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / December 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

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It is never too early to start planning for your  Boudoir photo session, and this planning should be a fun part of the process!  Think about what kinds of outfits you’d like to wear and get them together.  Pick out your sexiest heels.

Find clothing, sexy heels, accessories and props to use in your shoot
Lingerie is nice, but sometimes a tight t-shirt, soft sweater or over-sized button-down shirt can be even sexier
Using something meaningful to your significant other is a great way to personalize your shoot
military dog tags
musical instruments
a favorite tie or button-down shirt
sports fan jerseys, hats and gear

Five Days Before

“Ladies, it’s time to pamper yourself”

If you wax, do so a few days before your shoot
Make sure your eyebrows are nicely shaped and groomed
If you’re planning on getting a haircut or color, give yourself a few days to make sure you are happy with it
We highly recommend a salon manicure and pedicure for a flawless finish
Stay out of the sun – while a base tan will be nice in photo’s, red skin will not
PLEASE – NO SPRAY TAN unless you have done a test run prior too
Drink plenty of water for luminous skin
Lower your salt intake if you’re worried about retaining water
Try on your outfits and lingerie to make sure they fit properly; remove all tags and labels

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The Day Before

“Get ready for a wonderful experience…”

Shave and moisturize
Double-check everything you will be bringing the night before and make sure that you leave plenty of time to get to the studio without stressing – heels, jewelry, accessories and props
Have a nice and relaxing evening with no stress
Get a good night’s sleep – eight hours is ideal

The Day of your Photo Shoot

“Relax and Be Ready”

Use clear deodorant
Wear loose-fitting clothing to your session to avoid red marks on your skin (no jeans, tight socks or tight clothing)
Eat something light but filling before you leave the house
Finally, RELAX – it is completely normal to be nervous, but don’t worry because you are in very good hands. Our hair stylists and make-up artists ( me )  are the best in the area, and they will make you look amazing. Lisa has been shooting boudoir photography for several years, and she knows exactly how to coach you, pose you and make you comfortable throughout the shoot. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for most clients – Kick up your heels and embrace your best self!

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For more great ideas check out my Boudior Board on Pinterest

26 Nov

Bite-Sized Challenges

In Uncategorized by ashleemillerartistry / November 26, 2014 / 0 Comments

I challenge you to make small changes in your  beauty routine.

Sometimes its the smallest steps in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life tip toe if you must but take the steps.

I encouraged a friend about a month ago to start taking care of herself, take that extra 15 mins in the morning to throw some curls in her hair, put on a little lipstick.  The following day she did and thanked me. Really she should be thanking herself, I simply just gave her the idea and she was the one who made the effort and with that she felt better about herself, more confident and it set a mood for her positive day.

So with that being said I have a few small challenges for you:

Part your hair differently:

 As much as we like the idea of makeovers, major changes can be intimidating. Its ok to take the less committal route by switching your part. You’ll be surprised  at the difference a new direction can make.

Get out of your color comfort zone:

We all love bold reds, pretty pinks and french tips, they define feminine, sophistication . I say  put those back in the draw and try a fresh new looks with  glitters, a bold accent index finger, maybe even deep blues and plums for the fall. Don’t be afraid

Sit and stand tall:

Slouching can zap your energy and your mood.  The act of  standing tall can truly boost your confidence no to mention helps build your core muscles

Skip the mirror:

Dodging the mirror can keep you from criticizing yourself, Try to focus on how you feel through the day not how you look.

Go on a blue streak:

In addition to the basic black or brown eye liner blue liner has the tendency to disguise tired eyes. Cool hues work to tone down any redness and will also make the whites of your eyes look brighter.

Drink Water:

I know you have heard it before but drink at least 1/2 your body weight in water, this will improve your skins texture and tone reduce the appearance of wrinkles, brighten dark circle and is great for your over all health.

Drink your Veggies:

If you don’t have time to eat your veggies there are many alternatives such as drinks & mixes.

Take that extra 15 mins

To do something fun or cute with your hair, throw in a sassy headband, apply a little makeup pink cheek and lips in the morning. promise you will walk out your door standing taller.

What small changes have made a difference for you?