Mystical Makeup Monday

The Fool

Deck: The Muse by Chris-Anne

I see a light but bright almost pastel color scheme in this version of The FOOL. To me this appropriately symbolizes the push and pull of The Fool card. The colors melt together but also seem to abstract which is the perfect way to describe a path forward into the unknown. It is no one thing so it can be both good and bad. There is potential for great things but also a distinct possibility that you will face trials and tribulations. 

The woman crossing the desert can’t see what is ahead. There is a point in the sand where the ground becomes thin and the light shines brightly. To me that could be symbolizing that even in the darkest times when things are most difficult or treacherous there is a purpose and meaning to your path. I appreciate that the woman is a blank canvas in this portrayal of The FOOL. She is not wearing bright clothing, she is not naked but she is rather nude. I take it to mean that she is any woman. There is no type of person when it comes to taking the first step towards the rest of your life. There is only bravery, and the willingness to fail. 

Mystical Makeup Monday: The Fool by Heather Leslie Tabor

What is interesting about this card are the paths. If you look around you will find another possible path. There is a ladder in the bottom left hand corner of the picture. I believe it is an example of human nature’s astute refusal to learn from our loved ones mistakes. Our children often have to forge forward making their own mistakes to learn the biggest lessons. You can tell them about the other path until you are blue in the face but you can’t make them actually look around for it much less take it. 

Most entertaining of all is the galaxy beneath the path that could represent all possibility. When you’re taking a leap of faith you have no idea where you might fall, and the possibilities for your life are absolutely endless just like space. This is well depicted in this rendering of The FOOL card.

Keywords

Beginnings, innocence, spontaneity, adventure

Basic Meaning

This card is number 0 of the Major Arcana. It is said that The Major Arcana is often considered the Fool’s journey through life. Nobody is excused from the fool’s journey. It has a place in every story. Since the fool is always present it needs no number.

Have you ever heard the saying “ A fool for LOVE “ often used to describe falling quickly in love and maybe often? It can be said that those butterflies in your stomach put you in a foolish state of mind. It can cause you to make blind decisions. That is appropriate considering the woman in this photo can’t see what lies beneath her path or how difficult it will be. 

Of course this card doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with love. It is also about the butterflies we feel when we are about to embark on a new adventure. Start a new job, have new goals. That excited feeling when we know we’re going somewhere but that’s about all we know. This is entirely appropriate because my research suggests that for the most part this card appears in a reading when you are about to embark on an unexpected, and exciting adventure. 

The FOOL card when drawn uprigght can signify that your experience will contribute to your growth as a human being. It can also be interpreted as a call to risk taking. If you play it safe all the time not much can be lost but there is very little to gain. The sighting of The FOOL should be an inspiration to you and can be read as  your blessing to do whatever it is you may have considered but been too scared in the past. 

Reverse Meaning

As always I am here to report the unbiased facts so even though I do not believe in reverse Tarot. I will share the meaning of The FOOL when pulled in reverse for those of you who do use them in your practice….

Per the usual the reverse meaning of this card is quite the opposite of the upright version we already discussed. It can symbolize the emptiness of the journey before you. The idea that taking the risk would not be worth it and that you will gain nothing from the experience.

Career 

When The FOOL is spotted in matters of career, and work it can be suggesting that it is time to go for it. The new job, the promotion, your own business. Whatever that may look like in your life. This might mean you will have to take risks such as moving or a potential for loss of some kind but it means you are attracting bright, innovative, new ideas that are worth something. Chasing after a huge dream can seem silly  and may be considered an unwise decision when it comes to stability, but if you’re pulling this card consistently it may be time to follow your heart. 

LOVE

In matters of love, The FOOL can lead to a number of possibilities depending on your current relationship status… 

If you are single it may mean that a new romance is on the horizon or that you may need to take a leap of faith when it comes to opening your mind to a new relationship. I feel like this can mean considering partners that you may not have in the past. So what if he is not your type. It might be time to do something new. You might find it exciting and fresh in the end. 

If you are in a relationship this card can be a milestone coming up. Depending on where you are with your partner it could be something as simple as a new puppy or a new joint experience or it could mean big things like marriage, a house etc. 

Be open to whatever may occur and let your love shine bright and positive things are sure to follow. 

Health

The FOOL can often symbolize something fresh to those of you who have been struggling with something health wise. It can be prevalent in mental health and can come with a free feeling from struggle with difficult mental health issues such as depression, and anxiety. Of course every situation is different so the meaning of this card in conjunction with your health will depend heavily on what you have been going through personally. 

When it comes to health the one recommendation I would be comfortable sharing in regards to this card would be to allow yourself some honest Self Care. Being focused on your needs will help to improve your life in every aspect. 

Thanks for taking the journey into the wild world of Tarot with me on this Mystical Makeup Monday. See you next week.

Xoxo, H

The Truth About Beauty Oils

 

The Truth About Beauty Oils

By Heather Leslie Tabor

If you are still using coconut oil for everything from cooking to deep conditioning your hair raise your hand? The trend hit like a freight train, and most people never got off at the station. The hard truth? Coconut oil is NOT a cure for everything. If you read on I will give you all the information you need to select the appropriate oils for your beauty routine.

Have you ever wondered why they do not make a one size fits all beauty oil that you can apply from head to toe for hair, skin, and nails? There are 3 foundational reasons. 1. Molecular makeup matters! I am going to get all scientific on you in the next paragraph so “bare” with me. (Yes that is a skincare pun). 2. Build up is bad for many reasons which we will discuss. 3. The product’s weight plays a huge part in how your hair looks, and feels.

Some of my favorite products for smoothing and healing hair.

1. Molecular make up matters because to work the oil has to be able to penetrate your hairs cuticle layer or you skin’s pores. If you use an oil with a large molecule it will sit on top of your hair rather than seep into the cuticle layer. Oils do more good from within. If they can’t get in they simply coat the outside of the hair strand. It might make it feel better immediately, but as soon as you shampoo it will be dry again. If the oil can get inside it can heal deeply rather than make it feel better temporarily. The same is true for your skin. It must be able to penetrate the skin surface.

2. Build up is bad. Large molecules that sit on the surface of your hair, and skin tend to build up over time. This build up can stop your expensive professional products from doing their job. Pro products are usually designed with the correct size molecule to penetrate your hair shaft or your skin, and work really well. If they are blocked by a build up of larger molecules they will only be semi effective. This applies to the build up you get from drug store brand products as well. They block the good stuff from doing it’s job! Detox your hair with a maxi wash or exfoliate well before you switch to your new professional brand products for better results.

3. Choose the right weight. Your products oil or otherwise NEED to be the appropriate weight for your hair and skin. Finding the right weight is tricky because everyone is different. If your hair is course or wiry you can use a heavier weight oil. If your skin is already oily you may need a lighter weight oil based product. The absolute BEST way to determine what product you need is to ask your Hairstylist or Esthetician. At my salon we do FREE consultations and skin assessments.

My personal favorite beauty oils….

Leneor Greyl Magnolia oil( great for hair & skin )

Keune Argan Oil Light ( hair )

Pur Erb Deep Cleansing Oil ( skin )

Blossom Cuticle Oil ( nails )

Kevin Murphy Young.Again Oil (hair)

I wish you the best of luck in your beauty journey. We are always here for your at Pomme Salon & Spa. Visit our website for more information on our products and services. Feel free to comment with questions! We personally respond to every one.

xoxo

Heather

 

 

Why I chose ORANGE lipstick (and what you should choose)

Hey there ORANGE lipstick here. Just checking in with all my bright and shining glory. Ever thought about slipping a little bit of this magic right on those perfect lips? No. Oh. That’s really sad. Lets talk about that…

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Orange Lipstick

There are a lot of choices out there when it comes to your lips. Most people choose to shy away from colors that are very bright or obvious. I am going to shine a light on your choices by breaking it down for you technically because there is a science to your color choices.

Introducing the color wheel. A basic color wheel consists of your primary colors. Red, blue and yellow. All other colors come from mixing these three OG’s. When you start to put these colors together you can see that you get your purples greens and oranges. The colors on either side of any specific color are called complimentary colors. This means that they look good together.

The next thing to know is that there are different tones. They can really be categorized into 3 areas. There are cool tones, warm tones and neutral tones. The key to finding your PERFECT LIP COLOR is to figure out what your skin’s under tone is. I have a pink undertone in my skin. This is why I flush easily and have some skin sensitivities. This is common in people with fair skin.

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Color Wheel

The next tidbit is that anything on the yellow, orange and red side are warm tones. Pink is actually red and white which means there is a warmth to that tone as well. Since pink is basically red that means I actually have a warm undertone despite how fair-skinned I am.

Are you totally bored yet? Hang in there because I promise you will really appreciate this when you find your signature color. So if you look at the color on either side of red which we have established is my skin’s undertone you can see that the complimentary colors are purple and orange. So you have seen me in Orange lipstick. Let’s test the theory with a little photo of my lips decked out in purple. The key here is to select a purple on the warm side. Anything to blue will actually be cool which is the opposite of my skins warm undertone. Blue is fun and I rock it on occasion but I admit it does not look as good as the purple and orange lipsticks I use.

Screenshot_20180522-205732Surprise! Doesn’t it look good. I know you had your doubts. I’m not mad. Now that you know you can determine what your skin’s undertone is you can try out all the lips shades you never thought you could wear! For example if you have that olive skin it is actually a green undertone. Try a golden lipstick shade or you will be surprised to find that a blue or teal lip color might look good on you! I know it’s daring but you can try it out at home on  a Sunday when nobody is watching.

Ultimately determining your undertone is key to finding your complimentary colors. If you don’t know how to start all you have to do is book a consultation with your stylist. They can help you discover all kinds of fun things about your look. This same concept is transferable to your hair and clothes to. You can book your consultation on our website at http://www.pommespa.com with any of our amazing stylists. Until then Peace. Love. Pomme.

xoxo

Love

5 Reasons Why you should get your hair and makeup done on NYE.

There are a million reasons I believe we should be getting our hair and makeup done professionally at least 4 times a year but New Years Eve is especially important. The truth is that it has much less to do with they way you look and a lot to do with the way you feel. How you feel on New Years Eve really sets the tone for the entire year. My personal advice would be DO SOMETHING. Anything really. Even if your plan is to stay home and put your kids to bed on time, try to make it special. Maybe a New Years bed time book, a new tradition with your kids or a home date with your partner after the kids are down for the night. Maybe you need to make more time for yourself and a little alone time is just the ticket… All of these options are more than viable and can catapult you into a succesful and happy year ahead.

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If you are going out I would like to suggest a New Years Eve pampering sess. Hair, Makeup, Nails WHATEVER makes YOU feel good. New Years Eve should be about self-care. There are a hundred holidays for everybody else. Hell. Even on your birthday there is usually friends and family who want to celebrate your life with you. New Years Eve though, is an unclaimed holiday. Take it for yourselves!

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With that in mind here are 5 reasons why you should get your hair and makeup professionally done if you are going out on New Years Eve.

  1. New Year Beautiful You. It’s important to feel like the most beautiful version of ourselves every once in a while. While we can get busy with life, kids, commuting, careers, hobbies, friends and families it is really important to just feel good about YOUrself. Let a professional help. They know what they are doing. If you have a regular hairstylist you already trust then start there. They know your style and what you think is beautiful. Let them make your inner beauty shine out and start the year off right.
  2. You can often use your shampoo / blow out as an opportunity to learn something. Ask your stylist for some tips on how to recreate the look yourself. Whenever you take the time to put some effort into your appearance you give the impression to the world that you give a sh#@. Sometimes that can prove invaluable. When you are trying to advance in your career or teach your kids about self-care and hygiene for example. I know it is easier to roll out of bed and let your hair air dry and trust me I do myself at least 95% of the time but this year I’m thinking I can try to take care of me a little bit more. That starts with giving myself the sleep I need to get up early enough to take care of my body.
  3. The salon is a really valuable networking tool. It might not pop into your head as the first place you would go to meet people but I can’t tell you have many bonds have been forged in a hair salon. You would be surprised who you can come across by spending a couple of hours at the salon. Are you in real estate? Somebody the next chair over might be desperate to sell their house and looking FOR YOU! Need family photos taken? Your hairstylist or Makeup Artist knows everybody. Strike up simple, friendly conversations with kindred spirits and let that carry you right into the New Year.
  4. Good Energy. If you love your local salon then that place should be full of good energy which is the best place to be when you are getting ready to ring in a New Year. Good conversations, good vibes, great hair, beautiful makeup and a PERFECT New Year. Let it all rub off on you and then carry that to your party or date and revel in all that is good as you celebrate your way through New Years Eve.
  5. Relaxation. The salon experience can be as relaxing as it is fun. There is nothing better than entering one of your favorite places and feeling completely relaxed and at home. Let your stylist take you into their hands while you sit back and enjoy the company while you relax it out. Emerge beautiful, bright and totally chill. So ready to take on another year.

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Makeup by Ashlyn Brandenburg. Hair by Heather Leslie Tabor.

My last piece of advice is to choose a stylist that you trust. It might not be the night to use that Groupon you bought on a whim for a really cheap haircut. If your going to get the most out of the experience you have to feel comfortable enough to let your stylist take care of you. A really good stylist should be doing an in-depth consultation the first time they see you. If you’re visiting someone new on NYE just take your time talking with them before hand and get comfortable with their plans for your look.

Other than that have fun, party hard, enjoy your life and Happy New Year!

XOXO

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