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What Is Clean Beauty?

What Is Clean Beauty?

The phrases “Clean Beauty” and “Natural Beauty” are thrown around quite a bit when marketing skincare these days. But what does it mean? This very controversial topic essentially means that the product relies on only natural ingredients. Many beauty and skincare products can contain toxic ingredients that are made to increase shelf life, contain artificial colorants to create those bright and bold colors, artificial fragrances, or contain heavy metals like lead and arsenic. These toxic ingredients have been known to cause headaches, migraines, and skin irritation but in extreme cases, they can cause even more damage to our bodies like...

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GLO UP BRIDES

GLO UP BRIDES

           GETTING MARRIED? You've found the right place!  Glo Up Chicago is a one-stop-shop for brides looking for makeup servicesand a naturally gorgeous spray tan.  WANT TO SEE MORE OF OUR BRIDAL BABES? CHECK OUT OUR INSTAGRAM HIGHLIGHTS FOR CLIENT LOVE AND OUR FAVORITE BRIDAL LOOKS! GO TO GLO UP IG

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Are You Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes?

Are You Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes?

3 Reasons To Clean Your Makeup Brushes At Least Weekly. 1. Dirty makeup brushes can wreak havoc with your skin and can cause much more damage than just a simple breakout or skin irritation. Daily use accumulates sebum, impurities, pollution, dust, product buildup and dead skin cells that can include harmful bacteria like staphylococcus, streptococcus and E. Coli.  I find that brushes for powder products clean easier than those used for cream products, ie. foundation.  I usually wash my foundation brush every 2-3 days as it's so much quicker and easier to keep it clean - and I don't get...

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Spray Tan Questions

Spray Tan Questions

How long does a spray tan last for? Although the average spray tan is advertised to last up to 10 days, it really depends on how dark you're trying to go. For example: Lighter shades may last up to five days. Medium shades typically lasts seven or eight days. How often should you go spray tanning? Although you can get a spray tan as often as you want, we recommend coming in every 9-12 days to give you time to enjoy your current tan, exfoliate, and prepare your skin for your next appointment. Maintaining a proper spray tan care routine...

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What You should Know About Spray Tanning

What You should Know About Spray Tanning

1. Sunless tans are safer than UV tans. UV tanning is unsafe- it’s a significant factor in the formation of many types of skin cancer. Sunless tanning should be the sole option for achieving a bronzed look. The active ingredient in sunless tanning products is coloring agent DHA, which combines with amino acids in the skin to achieve the faux glow, only browns the outermost, dead cell layer of the skin whereas UV rays seep into deeper layers of the skin. 2. The active ingredient (DHA) comes in different strengths.All spray tans contain DHA, but when it comes to all sunless tanning...

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Nicole Farsalas - Found Glo Up Life Style

About Us

Nicole Farsalas is the Founder of Glo Up Chicago which is the leading spray tanning and makeup brand in the Chicago land area. It is no surprise that Glo Up is much more than just a tanning destination. Nicole studied esthetics in Massachusetts and worked and lived in Boston for two years.
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