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Want to look put together but don’t have the time or know-how (or just want a really great gift idea)? We found just the beauty pro for the job.

We all have that forgotten drawer full of cosmetics and skincare we have no idea how to use. What if there was a simplified, curated combo of products that’s easy to use and take on the go? There is, and it’s called Woosh Beauty.

Andrea Abraham, Founder and CEO of Woosh Beauty

“I created Woosh for the women we affectionately call the ‘makeup underachiever.’ She likes makeup, wants to look good, but doesn’t have a lot of time as she is busy doing things that are more important to her, like family, work, fitness…you name it. While some women enjoy watching YouTube makeup tutorials and following the latest trend, many women don’t have the time or patience,” says Andrea Abraham, Founder and CEO of Woosh Beauty. “Rather, they want a natural face or to do a little more with their makeup, like perfect their eyeliner, contour their face, fill in their brow and enjoy a natural eye shadow look without having to watch social media and buy 20 items. Our curated product line offers women easy makeup and tools so they can get their makeup on effortlessly and beautifully and get on with their life!”

With the help of a team of 10 people plus agency help for about five years, Woosh Beauty is making a name for themselves. The inspiration behind starting the business came from Abraham’s passion for makeup and wanting to make high quality products. “I wanted to put everything I loved into one place to make life easier. Makeup palettes are always just eye shadows or just blush and lip gloss and I wanted a palette that had everything for a full face of makeup and to put it in a slim book that I could take with me in my purse easily vs. a bulky makeup bag -so we named it the ‘Fold Out Face,’ as the book folds out to have s generous-sized mirror and 13 full-size pans of makeup,” she says. “This led to developing application tools to help women get their eye makeup on flawless- my favorite is our Corner Brush Eye Stamper where you can just stamp on your eye shadow and line your eyes in three easy steps.”

The name, Woosh, was inspired by the way they want people to do their makeup. “You can do your face in under five minutes with our Fold Out Face and woosh! You’re done,” Abraham says. “You can stamp on your eye shadow and woosh! You’re done!”

There are a variety of products offered through Woosh and they include:

• Fold Out Face Palette: Comes with six shades that match every skin tone. 
• Corner Brush Eye Stamper: “Dual-ended to provide gorgeous eye looks that you can just stamp, blend and line all-in-one brush,” she says.
• Even Eye Stencils: “Made of medical grade silicone to be gentle under eyes to capture eye shadow fall out and line eyes perfectly,” Abraham says. 
• Spin-On Lip Glosses: “We made them in eight perfect nude shades so they provide a pop of color that is never sticky, since we formulated them with shea butter to glide on and moisturize. And they are vegan as well,” she says.
• Flex and Curl Mascara: “Has a bendable wand that helps you coat each and every lash,” Abraham says. 
The Woosh Beauty “Fold Out Face” is designed to be easy to take on the go.

There are also deals that Woosh Beauty has for the holiday season. “On our website, Wooshbeauty.com, we have some amazing holiday bundles at a great value, as well as fun stocking stuffers like our Secret Brush Set (four brushes that nest together and fit into your purse easily), or our Mascara Shield(so that you never end up with smudged mascara on your lids),” she says. “We are also doing a fun daily giveaway of these bundles from 12/2-12/8, on our Instagram.”

For the holidays, there are new products that Woosh Beauty are going to be offering. 

“One of my favorites is called The Minimalist, as we all have a friend or family member who is a makeup minimalist and just wants the basics -in this bundle, we sell our Fold Out Face Palette, Mascara and Lip Gloss, so that you can give the perfect gift to the woman in your life seeking simplicity,” Abraham says. “She can throw those three items in her purse, suitcase, makeup bag and be done! Our Bloss Gloss set is an amazing value as well, featuring all eight shades of our Spin-On Lip Gloss at 25 percent discount.”

A product that Abraham suggests are the Spin-On Lip Gloss shades. “They look beautiful over lipstick to provide a little shine and moisture and they are gorgeous alone, providing a nice pop of color. My favorite shade is Glam Peach, but I also like to mix it with Pink Natural too…makes a rich pinky peach,” she says. “Our Fold Out Face is a great gift as it’s a unique gift, since no other palette has coverage and color and people get hooked by the amazing coverage of our concealers and the rich and smooth pigments of our shadows and blushes.”

The Fold Out Face comes in six shades

Woosh Beauty is different from other brands out there. “Woosh is different as we created never before seen items — Most are patented or patent-pending — that exist to help women with makeup, not scare or complicate things. Each of our products come with simple to understand instructions and tutorials,” Abraham says. “Unlike most brands, we launch new products constantly with very little differentiation , which leads to consumer confusion, we curated our line to be simple and understandable.”

Abraham says she loves that the product makes lives easier. “We hope to bring people more time to do what’s important to them and to not stress when they travel or go to the gym, that they forgot one piece of their makeup routine – the Fold Out Face has everything you need in one place so you’ll never forget anything,” she says. “You can focus on what is really important each day and less on makeup.”

What gets Abraham to come back to work every day is the fun she gets to have. “Our work is really fun, so I am always psyched to come back to work each day. I’ve always had an entrepreneurial drive to me and I like solving problems (and there always seems to be a challenge or two with a small business), so I find I’m constantly challenged in that way,” she says. “I also really like the creative side of the business and enjoy developing new ad campaigns and videos for our website.”

If you want to keep up with what’s going on with Woosh Beauty, follow them on FacebookInstagram and you can subscribe to their emails on their website. “We are very choiceful about when and what we email to our subscribers, so I promise you, no spam,” Abraham says.

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Learn about Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa’s new pedicure that brings more comfort and relaxation to the senses than ever before.

Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa is offering a brand new pedicure product with Hemp in it. 

“Our new Pedi in a Box 4 Step Deluxe is infused with Hemp-derived Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil and Organic Virgin Olive Oil to deliver an intense dose of moisture and instantly soothe irritation and calm skin, bringing comfort and relaxation to the senses,” Wendy Wesley, Nail Department Manager, says. “Hemp Relax contains non-intoxicating Hemp Seed Oil mixed with Natural extracts and Organic Virgin Olive Oil that give this pedicure a unique signature scent to enhance the calming experience. Hemp Relax is non-psychoactive and does not contain THC.”

Voesh New York is the brand that the product is. “Voesh is the innovative creator of the single use pedicure packets,” Wesley says. “The products are individually packaged to let our guests choose which aromatherapy scent they would enjoy most during their pedicure service.”

The Voesh product contains CBD. “Cannabidiol is a compound ound in cannabis plants,” she says. “Although CBD is a compound that is found in cannabis, it does not contain the THC compunds that will get you high.”

There are health benefits for this product. “The health benefits from having pedicues alone takes care of your feet abd keeps them in optimal working shape because they are overused and abused,” Wesley says. “CBD-infused products have become popular to promote relaxation. Many people say that the aromatherapy properties of the CBD pedicure improved their mood.”

This Voesh product is unique. “The clients get to experience aromatherapy in the most convenient and thoughtful delivery system in spa service,” Wesley says. 

Wesley hopes that her clients get to feel relaxed with this new product. “In this crazy, busy world, we just want to help our guests relax, even if it is only for an hour,” she says.

If you want to keep up with what Mitchell’s Salon and Day Spa is doing, follow them on Facebook and check out their website.

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From eyelashes and waxing to a hydro vacuum facial and detox sauna therapy, learn about the Tri-State’s newest beauty mecca.

Jonae Tye, owner of The Beauty Lounge

Whether you just need a quick pick-me-up last lift or a full-blown spa day, a new local beauty studio offers an array of options.

“The Beauty Lounge is a full-service salon where upscale meets beauty,” says owner Jonae Tye, adding that her idea behind the concept is to offer every client who walks through its doors a seat in any chair that offers nothing but the best service. 

“We want clients to unwind and relax while receiving the highest quality of service and indulge in the most up-to-date products that promise glamorous results,” says Tye.

Hair, skin, and beauty services are available from the Beauty Lounge and range from eyelashes and waxing to microdermabrasion and even a detox sauna therapy.

“The sauna blanket uses radiant heat to reach fat deposits and break them up,” explains Tye. “Sweating then occurs from the sauna blanket helps remove fatty waste from the body.”

Tye says that the most effective way to remove fat and cellulite is through diet and exercise, but the sauna blanket is a way to help fat loss occur faster. 

There are also a variety of eyelash services available from the Beauty Lounge including full sets, mink sets, and hybrid sets. 

One of the more popular services is the lash lift. “The lash lift is an eyelash procedure that curls, lifts, and shapes natural lashes,” says Tye. “Your lashes are extended upward from root to tip, creating a longer lifted appearance that opens up the eyes if you are lucky enough to have a good number of eyelashes that lengthen easily with mascara. If this is the case, it may be that you don’t actually need lash extensions.”

Other services include a hydro vacuum facial and extractions to help clear out pores and brighten your skin. 

In addition to these beauty services, the Beauty Lounge offers classes on microblading and eyelashes. 

The Beauty Lounge is located at 9880 Springfield Pike in Cincinnati. To learn more, visit https://beautyloungecincy.com. You can also check out special offers and last-minute availabilities on Facebook and Instagram.

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Give the gift of wellness this holiday season with a locally based apothecary that offers herbal and homeopathic products.

What is now Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary is a story that goes back to 2012 and what was known as Phoenix BodyWork & Apothecary, launched by Lindsay Hastings. 

She started her business in 2012 after becoming a licensed massage therapist. Then, in 2018, she received her practitioner certification in BowenWork, a bodywork modality she uses for rehabilitation, pain management for Ehlers Danos and connective tissue disorders, and sports injuries. 

“Since then, I’ve branched out into herbalism and started my formal education with the Science and Art of Herbalism with Rosemary Gladstar,” she explains. 

Now, she’s branching out the brand that was Phoenix BodyWork & Apothecary into Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary. 

“Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary will be launching in 2020, now that we have acquired our property to grow our herbalism and heirloom produce business,” Hastings explains. 

The inspiration for Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary date back to way before 2012. Hasting’s mother is a holistic practitioner now, but as a child Hastings learned, along with her siblings after her sister became seriously ill, how to care for their bodies in a complementary way. 

“We focused on diet, homeopathics, herbs, emotional wellness, and bodywork,” she says. “We found this to be highly beneficial and as people who love education and teaching others it was a natural fit to become a practitioner myself and then an herbalist.”

Hastings gets help running Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary from her family, as they all play a part in creating products, growing the homestead, and offering general support. 

All of the products offered from Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary are made by Hastings and her family. 

“We create personal care products such as tinctures, balms, salves, and flower essence blends; personal adornment in the form of gemstone therapy jewelry and hand-crocheted items; heirloom produce grown without toxic chemicals and using sustainable practices coming in 2020; and cottage foods such as elderberry syrup and fire cider,” Hastings says.

In addition to the new launch coming up for Green Feather Homestead, there is an Herbal Community Supported Agriculture coming in 2020. While there was a soft launch in 2019, Hastings says she plans to grow the CSA in the coming year. 

“An Herbal CSA works similarly to a farm CSA, but instead of a weekly produce share you receive a seasonal herbal share,” explains Hastings. “Green Feather Homestead + Apothecary offers a box every season to support, nourish, and help you transition from one season to the next with good health as the goal.”

To learn more about Green Feather Homestead, follow along on Instagram.

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Look and feel your best without the downsides of surgery at this Cincinnati-based beauty practice. Click here to learn more.

Want to look your best without going under the knife? DermaLounge wants to help you do just that. 

“DermaLounge is a beauty practice specializing in results-driven, minimally invasive, cosmetic derm treatments, IV hydration, and vitamin and antioxidant therapy,” explains Co-Founder Santrina Fletcher. 

Although many people associate DermaLounge with the increasingly popular med spa, Fletcher says her business is nothing like that. 

Fletcher has a background as a nurse practitioner dating back 10 years. Throughout her career Fletcher has had a focus in cosmetic dermatology, neurology, and primary care as well as health care management. 

And a passion for caring is what helps to inspire her business. “DermaLounge was created to raise the bar with not only providing top notch procedures, but to do it within a caring environment,” she adds.

Fletcher isn’t the only one behind the scenes at DermaLounge. Avery Martin serves as a Nurse Practitioner and Danielle McGraw is an esthetician for the practice.

DermaLounge operates under a “if it doesn’t glow, it doesn’t go” motto when it comes to its procedures, which include: Laser Hair Removal, Skin Resurfacing, Laser Facials, Skin Tightening, Botox/Dysport, Dermal Filler, Microdermabrasion, Dermaplaning, Microneedling, Sun Spot laser treatments, and Vitamin/Antioxidant IV hydrating drips. 

Fletcher says that what makes DermaLounge stand out from other beauty practices is that they take a “no pressure” approach to educating patients and helping them to feel comfortable about the procedures they are receiving. 

“Our prices are realistic and designed for [budgets] of every size,” she adds. “We will always provide services that are results driven to make the patients look and feel refreshed.”

As for what’s next at DermaLounge, Fletcher says the practice plans to add PDO thread lifts and PDO filler. 

To learn more about the services offered at DermaLounge, visit www.mydermalounge.com. You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram or call at 859-360-5842.

DermaLounge is located at 723 Buttermilk Pike in Crescent Springs, Kentucky. 

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Learn about a local makeup artist who provides on-location makeup for brides with special occasions, makeup lessons, permanent makeup, and eyelash extensions.

Natalie Ramirez is a freelance makeup artist specializing in traditional makeup, on-location makeup for brides, special occasions, production, and makeup lessons, permanent makeup, and eyelash extensions. 

Her story, she says, began about 30 years ago. “Ever since I was a little girl I have always had a love for makeup,” she says. “I got my first makeup palette when I was 6 years old. It was $2.99 from Walgreens. It had the brightest blue and green eye glitter shadows and deepest orange blush. I painted my face over and over again and my little brother’s too.”

As Ramirez grew older, she says that she was always doing makeup for herself and her friends as they turned into teenagers. In high school, she did her makeup before school and applied makeup to her friends in the bathroom between classes. “I loved having a brush in my hand but more than that I liked making other girls feel beautiful,” she says. “Although, let me be clear, as I tell all my students: makeup is simply here to enhance our own natural beauty.” 

Ramirez spent several years in retail before traveling an an artist and climbing the corporate ladder to become an executive in the cosmetic world. Then, last year, she decided that she wanted to go back to her artistry roots and launched Natalie Ramirez Makeup Artist.

Currently, makeup offerings include on-location for bridal and special occasion, makeup lessons for groups and individuals, eyelash extensions, and permanent cosmetic makeup. 

Ramirez says that to her, what makes her business feel unique is the versatility in her artistry skills. She can offer traditional and permanent makeup. “I am essentially a one-stop-shop,” she says. “I pride myself on taking the time to educate my clients, listen to their concerns, and eliminate any worry they may have, all while giving them the perfect look.”

She also wants to put her skills to use as she plans to launch a non-profit artistry organization to provide permanent brows and lash extensions to cancer survivors while also preparing to announce a collaboration project with local photographer Steph Keller Photography.

Ramirez is offering an exclusive offer to Cincy Chic readers who are new clients: Mention this story and get $50 off any permanent makeup service. Plus, follow Ramirez on Instagram to learn more about how you can enter to win a free permanent makeup session.

Natalie Ramirez Makeup Artist is located at 915 Monmouth Street in Newport, Kentucky. To learn more, follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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A local beauty guru specializes in permanent makeup, microblading, ombre powder brows, lash extensions and lip blush. Read on for more!

For ShaTerra Jenkins, making others feel beautiful is a passion and profession. Jenkins Is the owner of Dayton Powder Brows, an upscale permanent makeup studio located in the heart of Oakwood near downtown Dayton. 

“We specialize in powder brows, ombre brows, microblading, permanent eyeliner, and velvet lip blush,” she says. 

The goal and mission of Dayton Powder Brows is to share a passion and talent with clients to help them achieve their maximum beauty and confidence.

The story behind Dayton Powder Brows dates back to 2011. 

“I constantly had clients asking me if I did or planned to do permanent makeup,” she explains. “I was honestly not interested at first. After many of my clients kept asking me and stating they would come to me if I did, I started researching microblading and permanent makeup training – the rest is history!”

ShaTerra Jenkins, Owner of Dayton Powder Brows

Dayton Powder Brows offers permanent makeup including microblading, ombre powder brows, eyeliner, and lip blush. She also offers lash extensions and makeup services for bridal and special occasions through her other business ShaTerra Jenkins Beauty Studio, which she operates separately from Dayton Powder Brows.

While it may feel like the beauty industry is over-saturated with microblading services, Dayton Powder Brows helps itself stand out. 

“We offer an array of services to give clients options and [we excel] at each one,” she says. “We take our time in educating clients and helping them figure out their best fit. We are also very adamant about continuing our own education to be the best for each client by keeping up on the newest styles and techniques.”

Dayton Powder Brows is making a name for itself in more than just the services it offers. The studio has also started offering affordable permanent makeup training options for those who have considered learning permanent makeup. 

“We accommodate each student, we are keeping our class sizes small, around 4 people, so that each student can receive individual assistance,” says Jenkins.

Visit www.daytonpowderbrows.com to learn more, or check them out on Facebook and Instagram. You can also learn more about the training sessions by clicking here

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This local blogger wears all her hats - from gospel singer to makeup artist - with style, while documenting each adventure one post at a time.

 

Olivia Collingsworth loves to blog about fashion and beauty, and she’s dedicated to her family’s gospel singing group – The Collingsworth Family. 

Collingsworth is no stranger to the road, and because of all the places she gets to see and the people she’s able to meet, she thought there was no better way to showcase that than on her Instagram account

On her account, you will find outfit details, beauty tips, and even a bit of home decor ideas as she shares her adventures as a touring musical artist. 

The passion for fashion is something that Collingsworth has always had and she enjoys sharing what she’s wearing and where she got it with her more than 22,000 followers. 

The beauty tips offered on her account come from her love of all things beauty. In fact, Collingsworth is the founder of Timeless Beauty, a makeup business located in Cincinnati that travels to where her clients need her. “I’m trained in air brush technology as well as standard makeup application,” she explains. “My passion is to make you look like the best version of yourself by naturally enhancing the beauty that you already have. My goal is to make you feel beautiful for your wedding day, photo shoot, or special event.”

Collingsworth travels around the country with her musical family sharing their love for Jesus through music, which has previously earned them a Grammy nomination for Best Roots Gospel Album at the 2018 awards for their album Mercy and Love.

When asked how she enjoys working with her family, she says that her mother and her sisters are her best friends. “Something I’ve been learning recently is to make sure that I’m nurturing my family relationships,” she says. “Of course it’s super important to have close friends outside of your family, but there’s nothing more special than a mother/father and sibling friendship.”

To learn more about Collingsworth, click here, and visit timelessbeautybyolivia.com for more information on her makeup business.

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New cosmetic procedures are emerging on a daily basis, and one of the newest treatments (which is already making noise in professional circles as well as amongst celebrities) is AquaGold therapy. Dr.Numb, the leading anesthetic cream brand, is getting up close and personal with this new trendy procedure.

In short, AquaGold Therapy is the new, revamped, and upgraded microneedling. It uses the same principle, with one significant difference: the AquaGold needles hollow and filled with a cocktail of revitalizing substances, to be precise Botox, Hyaluronic Acid and patient’s PRP. During the procedure, the dermatologist makes thousands of microscopic punctures in patient’s skin, which itself generates collagen, and the additional ingredients are being delivered directly into the skin through hollow needles.

This sounds like dream for a skin, honestly. 

Just like with any microneedling procedure, it is important to prevent any painful sensation for the patient. Therefore, it is absolutely necessary to apply a numbing cream before the procedure.  Dr.Numb Topical 5% lidocaine cream is a perfect choice for numbing during any cosmetological treatments. Due to its unique formula, it takes only 15-20 minutes to fully numb the face, with strong effect lasting for about 3 hours – just enough to finish the treatment. This product also contains Vitamin E and a moisturizer for a maximum comfort of the skin.

Any microneedling procedure involves skin-pricking, which is why the highest level of hygiene must be preserved at all times. In case drops of blood appear, it is recommended to use Dr.Numb Topical Anesthetic Disinfectant Foam Soap with 4% lidocaine, which effectively cleans the skin and renews the numbing effect as well. The formula amplifies the use of benzethonium chloride, a powerful antiseptic and anti-infective agent synergized by aloe vera leaf juice, well known for its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, intensified by leuconostoc-radish root ferment filtrate, an ingredient capable of restricting the growth of other microorganisms by acidifying its environment.

The end results of AquaGold treatment may be seen around a week after the procedure. In the meantime, remember that the skin is very sensitive after any cosmetology treatments, so the patients have to be very gentle to it all days following their visit to aesthetician.

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A local makeup artist is helping your beauty shine with her wedding makeup and new tutorial classes. Read on for more.

Wedding days are stressful between hair, makeup, photos, and the celebration. However, they don’t have to be with Shivali Gaba Makeup Artistry.

Shivali Gaba Makeup Artistry offers makeup services for brides, but it’s about much more than just doing makeup for business owner Shivali Gaba. 

“Often wedding days are stressful, rushed, and all about timelines,” she says. “But for the 30-40 minutes that the bride is in my chair, my goal is to bring her calm and make her feel like the most beautiful woman, who is about to have the best day of her life.” 

This small makeup business takes on 30 clients a year and is headed by Gaba herself. She’s been the one-woman show behind it all for 7 years and aims to make a small difference for every woman she crosses paths with. “I have been and always will be a very hands-on artist,” she adds. 

While her heart belongs to wedding, Gaba says there’s nothing more that she loves than teaching women how to do makeup themselves so they have the tools they need to feel their best whenever, wherever. 

That’s why she started offering lessons and classes on Sundays, which can be paired with makeup merchandising.

“I will spend time with you at Ulta or Sephora to play with products to find what works best for you,” she explains. “This includes foundation matching, basic skincare consults, and technique training.”

She says that what makes her business unique is that she doesn’t look for the imperfections in clients. “I see beautiful smiles and glimmering eyes and all the things that make a woman beautiful,” she says. “This helps me focus on what is amazing about you and highlight that.”

Makeup is personal, and Gaba helps the beauty of all clients shine with her “your kind of beautiful” approach that she provides. 

In addition to makeup tutorials and consults, she also offers pro courses for aspiring makeup artists. 

All-in-all, she wants to help everyone shine – whether they’re the client or the artist. She says that anyone who is interested in one-on-one time or getting a group of girls together for an evening of bonding in a masterclass can reach out to her directly via email.

The website for Shivali Gaba Makeup Artistry is currently under construction, but you can still follow along on Facebook and Instagram.