got little bumps on the back of your arms?

here is a great article written by paula begoun Keratosis Pilaris: Solutions for Bumps on the Back of Arms Bye-bye, Chicken Skin! If you have little red bumps in patches on your upper arms, backside, or thighs that resemble chicken skin and occasionally itch, you probably have a genetic skin disorder called keratosis pilaris. Much like acne, this skin disorder affects 50-80% of adolescents and roughly 40% of adults though no one knows exactly why. [...]

Organic Navajo Skincare and Tinctures are Now at Magic Hands Skin & Body

This past April I went to Sedona, Arizona for a much needed vacation.  It was 5 years since my last vacation and all I wanted to do was escape.  Being a business owner, that’s pretty impossible.  On my first day in Phoenix, I went to the American Indian Museum which was beautiful.  In the gift store I couldn’t resist the organic, wildcrafted herbal skincare, tinctures, teas and salves from local Native Americans called Medicine of [...]


Zones 1 & 3: Traditionally, this zone is regarded as the “sister” to the bladder and digestive system. If you breakout frequently in this area, it might mean that you need to improve your elimination by drinking more water and eating more “whole” foods. Zone 2 The middle of the forehead, between the eyebrows, is related to the liver. Congestion in this zone can indicate over-consumption of alcohol, rich foods, and possibly a food allergy [...]

Help For Those Suffering with Eczema and Psoriasis

HELP FOR THOSE SUFFERING WITH ECZEMA AND PSORIASIS   As an esthetician I have clients on almost a daily basis with skin issues that require more than an exfoliator, moisturizer or peel.  Certain skin conditions require a whole body overhaul and most doctors and lower level estheticians are not equipped to help you get to the bottom of your skin condition and on the road to better skin.  While you might not always be able [...]

My Favorite Mascaras and How To Use Them For Maximum Length and Volume

I LOVE MASCARA AND I’M OBSESSED WITH LASHES!! Here is how I apply almost all mascara’s to get the biggest, longest, lushest lashes around. First I “roll” the brush through the lashes on the top part of the lashes. This is the part of the lash that is facing the eyelid. Make sure to coat all the lashes and separate them well. Then I redip the mascara wand and roll the brush through the front [...]

Shedding Some Light on Sunblock

SHEDDING SOME LIGHT ON SUNBLOCK   The number one anti-aging ingredient is SUNBLOCK.  UVA and UVB rays destroy collagen, which is the protein that keeps our skin plump and young looking.  Sorry people, but there is NO SUCH THING as safe tanning.  It doesn’t exist.  There are no safe tanning beds and getting a base tan to protect the skin is a delusional magic trick that would even impress David Copperfield.  So here are the [...]


MARCH MADNESS – YES IT’S SHECKY’S BEAUTY JUNKIE EVENT   For those of you who are truly beauty obsessed, get ready to indulge your inner goddess.  March madness has arrived and I’m not talking basketball girls.  I’m talking everything beauty under one roof at Shecky’s Girls Night Out.  This fabulous event features trendy clothes, new beauty products, tons of samples, and spa services.  No party is complete without a goodie bag and this one is [...]


Taking Care of Your Xtreme Lash Extensions   1.      Avoid getting your lashes wet for the first 24 hours to allow the adhesive to dry. 2.    Remove contact lenses for the application and you can put them back in right after. 3.    Try to sleep on your back so you don’t crunch your lashes in the pillow. 4.    Avoid hot steam, saunas, jacuzzis, swimming and tanning salons for the first 48 hours.  Try to keep [...]


HEAL ON, MR. MIYAGI Just what was Mr. Miyagi doing when he healed Daniel’s leg in the Karate Kid movie?  He was doing reiki.  Reiki is a Japanese healing technique that transfers energy from one person to another.  It was started by Mikao Usui, and brought to America in the 1970’s.  I know it all sounds hokey, pokey, but modern science has now proven that the transference of energy from one person to another exists.  [...]


GIVE GOOD FACE With so many skin care products on the market, how is the average person supposed to know what products are best for their skin type? It’s really not that confusing once you have a few basics down. There are a few myths I am going to dispel, as well as a few tips I’m going to share. The skin is the largest organ of the body and the least respected. In your [...]