Hudson Valley Parent

HVP May 2017

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Page 10 of 39 n Hudson Valley Parent 11 Flip flop ready feet With summer just around the corner, it's time to break out those sandals, but not without a fresh pedicure, whether at a professional salon or a DIY job at home. According to Jerry Ling, the owner of Fancy Nails on Main Street in Cornwall, nudes and pastel colors are all the rage right now. The plus sides of going to a salon are the comfortable massage chairs and someone doing all of the sloughing and polishing while you sit back and relax. But done at home, you can save some money by soaking your feet in a warm Epsom salts bath and using a pumice stone to buff your feet. Some tips for toenails stained by months of being cooped up in boots and sneakers: use a little whitening toothpaste or lemon juice to remove any discoloration. Bringing Hudson Valley families home. 845.256.8868 STEVENS REALTY GROUP e. beauty & fitness Keep makeup brushes clean "Cleaning your brushes is a major key alert!" says local makeup artist Jaid McGue-Jones of Twinno- vations Salon & Beauty-Bar in New- burgh. Over time, the natural oils from our skin and the cosmetics we use begin to build up on the bristles of our makeup brushes. Not taking the time to clean them periodically might put you at a higher risk of a breakout or clogged pores. "How I take care of my skin, is how I clean my brushes, because they're going on my face," she says. Jaid advises using warm water and a mild soap - one that won't irritate or dry out the skin - maybe baby shampoo or an acne cleanser that will help with any bacteria build-up. "Adding just a drop of baby oil or olive oil to the soapy water also helps to soften up the brushes," McGue-Jones says. She cleans the brushes she uses professionally much more frequently, but recom- mends others do it at home once or twice a month.

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