Lionesse Beauty Bar Is Where your Essence and Beauty Merge

Lionesse Beauty Bar Is Where your Essence and Beauty Merge

Fun at Lionesse Beauty BarWalking into a Lionesse Beauty Bar is like entering into a universe of beauty. Your beauty. Enter our Makeover Metropolis, where we have all of your styling needs met, and offer tips on how to create the perfect look. We know makeup, and every time our future beauty queens buy one of our fabulous products, they get a free makeover. Come experience the excitement.

The Beauty of Lionesse

Lionesse Beauty Bar - Beautiful HairAt Lioness Beauty Bar we know flair. Uncover hair care products you have always wished for, while delighting in a professional makeover. There’s nothing like the Lionesse experience. While we help you to discover your best beauty, try our classy refreshments and enjoy the music of our in-house D.J. 
Call us in advance for an appointment, or just stroll on in. Either way, your hair is in for a treat. 
We massage your head while giving the style you desire. Our Beauty Bar comes with styling options from the top looks in the trendiest places.

Party time 

Lionesse - Beautiful hair done by professionalsThe serene feeling of a gentle stream, cascading down a regal waterfall, as your hair sings your praise. For your next party, invite your friends to some nice, relaxing, beauty time with the girls of Lionesse. It’ll be a styling adventure that will leave them smiling for days. Monthly memberships are available so you can keep on looking fabulous.

Always a great hair day

Your hair will thank you when you introduce it to its new best friend.  Our Red Tourmaline hair straightener by Lionesse Beauty Bar will have you living your dream hairstyle in no time. Feel the difference in your hair.

The Fabulous Four-One-One

We are your one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs. Our beauty guests receive their own personal glamour guards, who lend their expertise to personally tailor a cosmetic wonder for you. Whether for intensive makeover treatment or just some beauty advice, our stylists are standing by to show you how to make your beauty shine.

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Lionesse Basic Everyday Tips for Skin Care

Everyday Tips for Skin Care

Our skin forms the outermost layer on our body and protects all the organs inside. There are a number of reasons as to why you need to take care of our skin on a regular basis. While most of us have those beauty creams and moisturizers with us, it’s important to develop habits that help us clean our skin regularly. While skin care products can be a necessity, do not forget your basic skin care hygiene. Lionesse is here to help!

Not taking care of your skin can lead to different complications including:

-        Skin diseases like acne

-        Your skin looking dirty, dull and lifeless

-        The pores might become clogged preventing the skin from breathing normally.

All you need to do is keep these simple and basic everyday skin care tips in mind and you will get bright and radiant looking skin very soon. After all, glowing skin gives your personality a complete makeover without any added effort.

Basic tips for skin care lionesse

  • Scrubbing your body well

During your morning shower, scrub the body with a loofah well enough to remove dead skin cells and do away with them. Use warm and not hot water or else you skin will incur an oil loss. Once you are done with the shower, pat your body dry and apply an all-day moisturizing lotion on your whole body before putting on clothes.

  • Drinking plenty of water will help

Drink at least 12 to 14 glasses of water every day as keeping the body hydrated is not only good for the inside but the outside too. Water helps to flush out toxins and waste materials from the body and skin. Avoid aerated drinks and sodas as much as you can.

  • Which skin exfoliating pack are you using?

Use a good skin exfoliating pack, preferably homemade, once every week to get rid of all the accumulated dead skin cells. One great and easy homemade pack is that of mixing 2 tablespoons of organic white sugar with 6 to 8 drops of virgin olive oil. Make a thick paste out of these two ingredients and apply on the skin. Rub for 10 minutes and then rinse off with cold water.

  • How much do you exercise a day?

Exercise for at least 30 to 45 minutes every day as this will do your skin a world of good on both outside and inside. Not only will you lose those extra calories and get a good physique soon but it will also allow good amounts of oxygen and nutrients to get delivered to the skin cells which will in turn make your skin younger looking, rejuvenated and brighter than before.

  • Using light makeup can always help

Use light makeup whenever possible as too heavy a makeup that includes various cosmetic brands can make the skin look dull and also make it prone to breakage. Always prefer skin care cosmetics that contain natural ingredients in them and not harmful chemicals.

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  • Using a fruit facial pack

Apply a fruit facial pack once every 2 weeks on your face. Use any fruit such as banana, pineapple, peach, kiwi or papaya and mash in the blender. Mix 1 tablespoon each of honey and yogurt to it. Mix thoroughly, apply on face and let it rest for 15 minutes. Do remember to rinse off with cold water. You will get fresh, glowing and soft skin immediately.

 

How to Host an Ugly Sweater Party

 

Couple wearing holiday sweaters to an ugly sweater party

Ugly sweaters for the holidays have become somewhat of a cult classic. Every year, millions of people across the globe dig out the old, ugly sweaters grandmother knitted for them in high school, putting them on for laughs and taking pictures to share with friends. With it being such a fad, a great idea to incorporate into your Holiday party theme would be an ugly sweater party.

 

Lionesse thinks it’s a great idea to host an ugly sweater party, and would like to help you sort out the details with tips on how you can get ready to host one of your own!

 

Tell Your Friends

Tell all of your friends about your idea to host an ugly sweater party, and chances are you will be met with a positive response. Everyone always looks for a reason to poke fun of their unbecoming sweaters, and to have a reason to wear them for laugh’s sake.

 

Send out Invitations

Send out invitations for the big day. Depending upon how big you want to go, you can mail out paper invites as well as digital invites online. You can also utilize other forms of technology such as text message invites while also being kind to the earth, and the message may even be able to spread further than expected and reach many more invitees.

 

Plan fun Ugly Sweater Contests

Just because you think your ugly sweater is the most hideous of them all, doesn’t mean there isn’t one worse off than yours. Organize an ugly sweater contest at your party with various prizes and levels of ugliness. It will surely be the highlight of your party and will have people talking for a long time to come!

 

Take lots of Pictures

Be sure to take loads of pictures of everyone, perhaps in a group format with all of the sweaters in view, or hire a professional photographer to create individual cheesy sweater pictures with laser-esque backgrounds which resemble the 1980’s, complete with a cat to hold as a prop.

 

Host a Bonfire for Sweater Burning

To top off your party’s ending; host a bonfire to artistically destroy your ugly sweaters. Everyone will definitely get a kick out of it – and will also thoroughly enjoy tossing their sweaters into the abyss of the flames, never to be seen again.

 

It’s All in Fun

Using your creativity to think up fun games and ideas for your party’s activities is what this fun theme is all about. Different, festive, and fun, the Ugly Sweater Party is sure to get lots of laughs, build great memories, and put somewhat of a peaceful ending to the sweater, once and for all (especially when including a burning session at the end)!

 

Do you have an ugly sweater you would love to wear and destroy? Tell us your ugly sweater stories. We would love the opportunity to laugh along with you as you share your experiences with us in a comment below.

DIY Hair Bow

Hair Tutorial: DIY Hair Bow Hairstyle

Learning to do new hairstyles and revamping your hair is always a fun experimental pastime. It can be a bit scary to learn to do new hairstyles, but sometimes all we need is a look at how its done, step by step. Lionesse Beauty Bar is here to the rescue to bring you a series of new hairstyles that are trending right now. This will be the first of many in this series.

Many teens, young girls, and women have wondered how they can do the fancy new hair bow hairstyle everyone is talking about. It’s actually extremely simple, and only takes just a couple of minutes to do yourself. Today, this tutorial serves as a self-help guide on the hair bow how to. All you will need is a mirror, some hairspray, bobby pins, and two elastic ponytail holders. Get ready to wow yourself and be amazed at how simple and adorable this style will look. If you’re in a rush, this is a quick, easy fix for hair you have no time to straighten or style any other way.

 

How to Create a Hair Bow Updo

Many teens, young girls, and women have asked how they can do the fancy new hair bow hairstyle everyone is talking about. It’s actually extremely simple, and only takes just a couple of minutes to do yourself. Today, this tutorial serves as a self-help guide on the hair bow how to. All you will need is a mirror, some hairspray, bobby pins, and elastic ponytail holders. Get ready to wow yourself!

 

  1. Begin with clean, dry hair.

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  1. Gather your hair into a high ponytail on top of your head with an elastic. Take a piece of hair from the middle and top of the ponytail, about one inch in size, and pull forward in front of your eyes.

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  1. Create a long sort of bun from the ponytail as if you were creating another ponytail, but not pulling it through all the way. Secure with another elastic.

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  1. Grasp the hair between two hands and separate as if splitting it in half. Pin each section to your head using bobby pins, and pinning forward.

 

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5. Take the hair in which you pulled forward over your face and bring back through the center of the hair you just pinned. Then, secure the hair from sides of bow with bobby pins to hide the hair elastic.

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6. Ensure everything is smooth and secure. Spray with hairspray, and enjoy!

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There you have it. Simple, easy, beautiful, and fun. Stay tuned to Lionesse Beauty Bar for more innovative, trendy hair styles that you can do yourself – we make it simple and take the guesswork out of it for you! Be sure to tell your friends, and check back regularly for more.

Wardrobe Makeover: Revamp Your Fashion Style

Woman looking through her closetIt’s Friday night, and you’re filing through the clothes in your closet, unhappily reviewing the selection at hand. Again, you pass through all of your clothes, unable find anything suitable to wear tonight. What do you do? Time for a fashion makeover!

 

Undertaking a fashion makeover isn’t difficult, and can make any girl smile. It can be a bit intimidating and daunting for those who aren’t very skilled on putting new outfits together, and who don’t know what the current trends are. In this case: the internet is your best friend.

 

There are so many websites dedicated to fashion. There are also store flyer inserts you can get in your Sunday newspaper or even pick up from the stores themselves which show pictures and give you a visual you can hold in your hand that give you a general idea of what to wear, and how to wear it. Sometimes, the styles that are in right now are not styles you could see yourself wearing, and that’s okay. Ultimately, you should never sacrifice what you are comfortable wearing for the fashion that is in right now. Find your own style, and create your own look. It’s as easy as identifying who you are and what your personality is like.

 

It can be so refreshing to update your wardrobe with some new articles. Jeans are a great piece to obtain for a quick update. Jeans can pretty much be worn with any type of shirt or accessory, and are extremely versatile. You can even modify them and make them your own by adding rips and tears, and bleach to give them a destroyed look – which is still raging!

 

Adding new accessories can be so much fun, and might be all you need to revamp your wardrobe for a quick fix. Costume jewelry is great because it’s inexpensive, and usually very trendy. You can use costume jewelry to draw a focal point to whatever area you wear it on, dressing up an old outfit to make it look new.

 

Going for a whole new look is something else entirely. If you are sick of being the outcast and want to fit in, a great place to start is through the methods mentioned above. Obtaining some sort of fashion sense will allow you to make all the right decisions when the time comes to pull out the plastic and make the charge.

 

Overall, creating a new look and revamping your wardrobe should be all about you, and your style. If it makes you happy, go for it. It’s not a good look (mentally or physically) to find yourself wearing something you just can’t stand for the sake of being a fashionista. It’s a no brainer: if you’re paying for it, love it. And if you don’t love it, don’t buy it. Simple!

 

Go ahead, revamp your wardrobe and create a look that’s all your own. Adding a friend to the mix and going half on clothes you can both trade out is also another great option. Just wear what you love, and have fun!

Happy Halloween from Lionesse

Pumpkin and Halloween decor on stoopHalloween is upon us, and we at Lionesse would love to wish you and your families a Happy Halloween!

Halloween is such a fun time of year. It is the one day out of 365 where we can dress and act like someone we are not. It’s seemingly the only day out of the year where people are, for the most part, typically non-judgmental about things like hair color, clothing, and showing a little skin. It’s also the only day out of the year where you don’t have to feel embarrassed or bad about over indulging in the leftover Halloween candy, and can watch Halloween movies on the couch with candy in tow and scare yourself silly. Brilliant!

 

The History of Halloween

Halloween, originally known as All Hallows Eve, or Samhain (pronounced as Sah-win) is celebrated on October 31st every year around the world. Halloween got its beginning in Ireland, where at Celtic festivals – also known as Samhain – people would celebrate the ending of the harvest season. This is typically when the people of each village would stock up on food to last through the long, cold winter months. People during that time believed October 31st was the day in which spirits, both evil and good, would resurrect from their graves and steal crops and cause immeasurable sickness. At these festivals, there would be a lot of bonfires. People would dress in costumes to confuse the spirits and sometimes, to please them.

It has become commonplace for children to knock on doors every Halloween, while adorned in costumes of their particular liking, asking the question, “Trick or treat?” If no treats are given, sometimes tricks are played on the unsuspecting door-answerers, which can to some be funny, and others stressful. Children await this day all year, and are usually hopped up on more sugar on that one night than any other day of the year.

 

Fun Things to do on Halloween

Some of the fun things you can do with your family, children, friends, or significant other on Halloween are:

  • Make a bonfire or campfire in the backyard. Tell scary ghost stories as you roast marshmallows, and drink hot chocolate.
  • Watch a Halloween movie. There are many great Halloween movies to choose from (but none as great as ‘Hocus Pocus’ or ‘Halloween’!)
  • Make candy apples or caramel apples
  • Have a Halloween sleepover with your friends, or your kids friends
  • Make some Halloween crafts
  • Bake some Halloween themed cookies and decorate accordingly
  • Take a walk through a graveyard at night to give yourself a terrible fright!
  • Attend a Halloween party and dress up like something completely different than the normal ‘you’

 

There are so many things you can do on Halloween to have a good time and celebrate the day. Have a blast, and tell Lionesse about your Halloween plans below!

 

Lionesse Brings You Halloween Makeup Ideas

Scary & Fun Makeup for Halloween 2014

Halloween is less than a month away, and it’s time to decide what you want to be this year. With so many choices, the act of choosing one costume can be daunting. Makeup and makeup tricks are a huge part of setting your costume apart from the rest, and not to mention application is incredibly fun as well, especially with friends! This is the time to get creative and step outside the box of what you look like in your day to day life. Get daring with colors and practice the look you want to achieve for the ultimate look you desire.

 

Eye Makeup Ideas

There are various ways in which someone could choose to apply eye makeup for Halloween. This all depends on what it is you want to be for Halloween, first and foremost, and aside from that you will need to choose the colors and techniques you want to use based upon what you’re going for.

Here are some various visual ideas for eye makeup to consider for this coming Halloween – all of which look great, but vary in difficulty:

Halloween eye makeup that resembles a siderweb

Scattered eye makeup, Photo Credit to Listal.comInteresting Halloween eye makeup; looks like unzipped skin with galaxy makeup below

Galaxy Eye Makeup, Photo Credit to Couture Makeup on Pinterest

"Nightmare Before Christmas" eye makeup

‘Nightmare before Christmas’ eye makeup, Photo Credit to AboutFashionBeautyAndMore on Blogspot

Creepy graveyard at night Halloween eye makeup

Photo Credit to EyesMakeupIdeas.com

Aside from eye makeup, there are other important aspects of applying Halloween makeup such as lips and cheeks. Again, depending on what you’d like to be this Halloween, angles, and tricks just might make (or break) your costume.

Defining lines, bright colors, blending and smoothing are all important factors to consider during the application process.

Lip Makeup Ideas

Below are some pictures of lip makeup application for Halloween. Perhaps this list can give you an idea as to how to craft and create a design all your own!

Cartoon lips Halloween makeup

Photo Credit to LetzMakeUpBlog.com

With flying over creepy castle Halloween lip makeup

Photo Credit to Eva Senin Pernas

 Black widow spider lip Halloweenmakeup

Photo Credit to Eva Senin Pernas

 Joker from Batman Halloween lip makeup

Photo Credit to Eva Senin Pernas

Even if you don’t have a costume to wear for Halloween, utilizing some of these makeup ideas will have you looking Halloweentastic in no time at all!

 

Cheek Makeup Ideas

Your cheeks are the defining point of you face. If done right, makeup can be used to completely modify your facial structure’s appearance. It’s not overly difficult to apply makeup to your cheeks – and with a little practice, you’ll soon be applying like a pro!

Here are some fantastic cheek and facial makeup strategies and ideas you can use to develop your look for your upcoming Halloween parties, or even just to practice and have fun with any time of year!

Half face Halloween check makeup

Photo Credit to LadyArtLooks.com, Alana Dawn

Dead doll bride Halloween cheek makeup

Photo Credit to LadyArtLooks.com, Alana Dawn

Butterfly on the face cheek makeup

Photo Credit to Melissa Foster, Pinterest

As you can see, the pictures shown are some incredible depictions on transforming your face into your artist’s canvas. Halloween makeup application should be about having fun, being creative, and finding the beauty in makeup.

What are some of your favorite Halloween makeup styles? Leave us a comment below, and fill us in!

Lionesse Shows You How to Use Foundation

Beautiful woman applying foundation to her faceFoundation serves multiple purposes. It is something some women can’t live without, and others are actually intimidated by it. Some women just don’t quite know what foundation is, or why they need it. This article serves to inform, educate, and help you understand how to use it.

If you’re like most women who roll out of the bed and look in the mirror in the morning, you probably cringe at the sight of yourself in the morning. Makeup can work wonders to change that uneven skin tone, hide the blemishes, and correct discoloration. This is where foundation comes in. This little miracle product is fantastic for so many reasons – these are just a few!

Foundation serves to provide even coverage, helps to even out the skin tone, hide blemishes, allow makeup to ‘stick’, helps to conceal dark circles under the eyes along with concealer, and provides a smooth look to the entirety of the face. Used with a good moisturizer and cleanser, foundations can work wonders for your face – and finding the right one for you may take some time and preparation, however you will notice a remarkable difference when you apply it and have a look in the mirror. ‘Who’s that chick!?’ will be the first question that crosses your mind when you see the difference it can make!

 

How to Select the Right Foundation

There are various types of foundation available. From liquid foundation, the most popular, to whipped/creamy foundation, to mineral powder foundation, there is a selection available for every texture you can think of. There are also myriad colors to select from to perfectly match your skin tone. Play around with different types of foundation to find the one that works for you. Be sure to invest in a good quality product to avoid breakouts! You can normally match the color of the inside of your wrist to the color on the palette at the store to find the color which would best work with your skin. If no palette is available, you can match the bottle up to your inner wrist, and match the color that way.

 

How to Apply Foundation

Foundation application is dependent upon which type of foundation you decide to use. If you are working with a liquid foundation, using a spongy makeup wedge is probably your best bet for even coverage and smooth application. If you are using a whipped foundation, you could use your fingers, or again, a wedge. If you are using a mineral foundation, it will be in powder form and therefore you would use either a foundation brush or a Kabuki brush. When applying the product(s), you would need to ensure you put enough of the product to cover your face, chin, and neck, without using too much or too little product. This is done through practice. Too much will make your face look cakey (and honestly, we love cake as much as the next chick, but wearing it on our faces? Not so much) and just…gross. So, be sure to incorporate the right amount of product.

After applying the foundation to your face, you can then use concealer, blush, and other makeup. Foundation really ties your look together. Think of it as a canvas waiting for a painting.

After getting acquainted with how to use foundation properly, you will see what a difference it will really make in your makeup regimen, and wonder how you ever did without it!