Choosing a Beauty Trolley

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Ask a professional beauty worker what their most prized tool is in their job and the likely response would come back loud and clear: their beauty trolley. Now, you may be wondering, what is this wonderful sounding item and just why is so loved? The answer is that in the makeup and beauty industry, time really is money.

The key to why this type of beauty case is so loved is in the amount of styling products and accessories it can contain. It is not inconceivable for a beauty trolley to be able to hold all of a technician's tools in its case. It is made up of several pockets,handy compartments, and removable trays, with each having the possibility of holding a different type, color or shade of makeup. The ability of a trolley to organize these items effectively make it a no-brainer to own. Word of the advantages of beauty trolleys started to spread, so if you are looking to purchase a trolley for yourself there are several key factors to consider:

Getting a suitable size of beauty trolley should be one of the first considerations. Too large and you will be carrying around a lot of empty space, but if it's too small then you will have to change the trolleys contents depending on the client. This is not much better than using a regular cosmetic case, so why bother short-changing yourself?

Next, select the right kind of outer shell depending on how the case will be used - if you are only going to use it for light, personal work then a soft nylon or leather lining should be all that you need. On the other hand, selecting a hard-body case will give you more versatility when it comes to long distance travelling - an aluminum shell or plastic case should protect your case's contents while in enclosed luggage compartments or similar places. While the tougher protective cases are more expensive, the chances are that its contents are worth doubly so - or even more!

The last, but by no means least, factor to consider is the layout of the beauty trolley itself. The most popular models have many smaller drawers and compartments on the top, with deeper pockets at the base of the container. This will let you place all your commonly used items at the top where you can easily reach them, and the rarer items at the bottom - handily kept out of sight until that inevitable time when you need them.

Buying a beauty trolley or cosmetic case is simple really, but deciding what type matches your personal usage is a little bit trickier. If you want to make a good decision with long lasting benefits, consider all of the above facets first!

Selling Cosmetics And How To Be Successful

Monday, November 17, 2014

One of the most universal traits of us women is in caring for our beauty, not all, but in the majority of cases, we will do whatever it takes just to be beautiful in so many ways. Cosmetic products are considered anything that is used to enhance our face and body. Many women today are in the business of selling cosmetics to fellow women. There are hundreds of ways in which you can market your makeup, creams or other skin care and cosmetics to get it into the hands of potential customers. But it is always crucial to consider what products you are selling; your complete success depends on proper selection and adequate know how.

Research shows that most women have heard of Mary Kay, Avon and Virgin Vie cosmetic companies. Such companies allow women to operate their own home business selling cosmetics, skin care products, as well as ready to wear dresses and jewelry. These companies and many others, require their distributors to purchase a small starter pack, which will include a number of products, marketing catalogues or brochures, order forms and other items. You are then ready to go! Earn some money, earn customers, and earn more friends and most of all get the feel of being independent.

There are different ways to get the business rolling; you can give out catalogues/brochures, leave copies in various locations where women tend to frequent most of the time. Set up your website, or start a fan page in Facebook, you can post your products and set up an order form for them to fill out, or possible meet-ups. Or you can do some colour coaching sessions; give facials and advice on colours and cosmetic application. If you are confident and comfortable teaching others how to apply makeup properly, selling cosmetics becomes easy and so much more fun. Influencing and helping women to enhance their beauty, through selling cosmetics can become a rewarding and fulfilling business for you!

Whether you join an established cosmetics company or decide to venture out on your own, it is important to keep track of all of your expenses and return of investment in order to monitor progress. Selling cosmetics is a lovely way to be able to get in touch with your feminine side and of course the best part of all; you'll be earning money at the same time!

Are Preservatives Used In Beauty And Personal Care Products Safe?

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Preservatives are not only used in food. They are also used in everything from shampoo to makeup to help make these products last for a longer period of time. All commercial bath, beauty, and personal care products use chemical preservatives.

While these chemicals work effectively to prolong the shelf-life of products and to prevent products from developing things like mildew, bacteria buildup, and mold, some are actually believed to have negative health side effects that can cause long-term trouble. Often, it is because of chemicals like these that many people decide to make the switch to organic beauty products.

Even though further study is needed to determine the full effects of the chemical ingredients in commercial products, many people do not wish to subject themselves to chemicals that could possibly be dangerous. Especially when they are contained in products that are used on the skin on a daily basis. When chemicals are absorbed by the skin they are taken into the blood stream and can affect vital organs.

Some common preservatives in commercial products include:

- DMDM Hydantoin
- Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
- Imidazolidinyl Urea

DMDM Hydantoin
This preservative works by releasing formaldehyde into products. The formaldehyde is preserves the products, but it is also well known for being an irritant. Formaldehyde releasing preservatives like DMDM Hydantoin are largely restricted in Europe and Asia, and are more commonly used in America. One major reason for their restriction is that formaldehyde is considered by the EPA to be a probable carcinogen.

Strangely, even though it is used in many skin care products it is known for causing skin irritations including dermatitis. Along with this, it is believed to be an immune system toxicant and an eye, ear, and lung irritant.

Imidazolidinyl Urea
This is also a formaldehyde releasing preservative. It actually works with parabens--chemicals that are also believed to have negative health benefits--to provide an antibiotic front against things like yeast, mold, and bacteria. But again, the formaldehyde it releases is a known irritant and probable carcinogen.

Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate
This ingredient is actually used often in skin care products labeled as being "gentle." Yet, in many cosmetic ingredient reviews this chemical preservative has been shown to be a toxicant and skin allergen. For example, it is known to be a skin irritant that can cause contact dermatitis in many of its users.

Next time you are buying beauty or personal care items, take a look at each products ingredients labels and try to avoid using products that contain ingredients that could be hazardous to your health.