Friday, January 31, 2014

DIY Caramel Face Scrub

Hey, Barbizon of Akron! Is your face getting dry and flaky from this crazy winter that we're having? Well, we have found a pretty great natural remedy! Check out this Caramel Facial Scrub. We're sure that once you try it, it'll become a part of your monthly routine. 

How it works:
  • Brown sugar exfoliates and hydrates the skin.
  • Honey prevents skin dehydration and is also a natural antiseptic.
  • Oatmeal removes dirt and oil from the pores.


1 tsp. Plain Oats
1 tsp. Honey
1 tsp. Whole Milk
2 tbsp. Brown Sugar


1 – Mix all the ingredients together and apply to the face in circular motions to exfoliate the skin.
2 – Leave the mask on for 15 minutes then rinse with warm water.
3 – Follow with a mild cleanser.

We would recommend doing this scrub right before you get in the shower. It can get a bit sticky if it gets in your hair! For more great health blogs, check out Shine on, Barbizon of Akron!

Friday, January 24, 2014

2014 Makeup Color Trends

Hey there, Barbizon of Akron! The spring runway shows have been simply dazzling for next season and we're so excited to review some of the trends with you! For this blog post, we are sharing the top trends in makeup color. Some of them may seem pretty shocking, but with the accompanying tips, you just might find your next fashion statement!

Electric Orange Lips- Orange lips have actually been on the scene for a while now, but this season, they are brighter than ever! Gucci Westman used orange lips to help offset the muted white, cream and pastel clothes he was showcasing. "We needed a pop of color, but orange is cooler and more gritty than red," she said.

Gold Eye Shadow- Gold is the ultimate metallic: It brightens the eyes and gives any skin tone—from ultrapale to superdark—a sunny glow. (Though darker tones should go for a bronzy gold rather than a yellowish one.) Use gold shadow on lids as a base for dark liner, like Pat McGrath did at Dolce & Gabbana.

Chocolate Brown Nail Polish- Want dark, delicious nails without a hint of goth or emo angst? Two glossy layers of 70-percent-cacao-colored brown polish does the trick.

Berry Cheeks- Berry-colored blush imparts a deeper flush than delicate pink, which "gives the face
freshness," says makeup artist Charlotte Willer, who used it on models at DKNY. You can use a cream or a powder; the key is to dot it on just the center of the cheeks, blending out to make the apples glow.

Petal Pink Lids- Petal pink lids are soft, ethereal, and—with just mascara—surprisingly cool. To create the "psychedelic, pre-Raphaelite, romantic" rosy eyes at Anna Sui, makeup artist Pat McGrath used blush as eye shadow, sprinkling it with a touch of glitter.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Give your Water a Makeover!

Hey, Barbizon of Akron! We've said it before and we'll say it again! Beauty comes from the inside out. While this can mean your personality, it also can mean, more literally, your insides. That is why we found it important to share this information from with all of you!

Drinking water is of the utmost importance when it comes to staying young, keeping your skin clear, feeling healthy and staying slim, or trying to lose weight.  The only problem is, sometimes water can get boring, and you might want to reach for that sugary soda instead! Here are some healthy and tasty additions you can add to spruce up your water to keep you hydrated while loving the new taste!

Options to add to your water:

  • Crushed mint leaves
  • Sliced cucumber with the skin left on
  • Splash of 100% juice
  • Orange, tangerine, or Mandarin oranges
  • Sliced nectarines or peaches
  • Crushed berries such as strawberries, raspberries or blueberries
  • Flavored tea bag such as blueberry, peach, lemon or mint
  • Ice cubes containing fruit pieces
  • Lemon, orange, lime zest
  • Thin pear slices
  • Kiwi slices
  • Thin slices Granny Smith apples
Give some of these a try and get drinking, Barbizon of Akron! Comment on our post on Facebook and let us know which healthy flavors you'll be trying!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Confidence Tips from Celebs!

Happy New Year, Barbizon of Akron! Today we are sharing this great article from that gives advice on confidence from some of the most confident people in the world- our celebs! Everyone has days when they wake up and don't feel so hot, but these celebs know how to feel confident, no matter what. Steal their self-esteem secrets and apply them to your own life!

Demi Lovato-
"I'm not a model — I have curves. I find things that accentuate my body, a woman's body, and I always wear things that I feel comfortable in."

Troian Bellisario-
"I believe in waking up every day and taking a good step toward health and honoring your body. Remember that you are young, beautiful, individual, and unique — that is worth everything in this world."

Victoria Justice-
"Recently, I started realizing that not everything about my body, or my face, or my hair has to be perfect. I should just wake up and be grateful every single day that I have two arms and two legs, that I'm healthy, and that my family is healthy. Those are the things that you really need to be thinking about and be grateful for."

Josie Loren-
"If you are happy with how you're living your life, then it will show on the outside."

Zendaya Coleman
"The best thing is to realize that you are who you are and you have to work with what you've got. Everybody has features they don't like about themselves, but at the end of the day, it's what makes you different and separates you from everyone else in the world."