Handmade Bird Houses

It’s all in the family! 

My brother-in-law, Bill, hand crafts really fine outdoor birdhouses following with correct hole dimesions, etc out of western white cedar, so birds really can live in them.  My sister, Julie, hand paints each one.  They are sold direct at Etsey.com by going down the left hand bars to ‘by location’ and putting in Silverdale WA.

Just scrole down the rows of pictures a little until you hit Jules Garden Accessories where they have several to view.   They are really well priced and sturdy as Bill is a perfectionist. Plus the birds like them and they are super easy to clean as well as pretty!

The birdhouse above is a special order complete with windows and curving cedar shake roof.

How to contact Linda at AuraCosmetics.com

Linda Rocheleau

Sometimes people don’t wish to order over the website using the shopping cart with Paypal or Major cards like American Express or Discover, MC/Visa.

Linda is generally in and out all throughout the day & on Sat.   

Most mornings someone is here by the phone but, we get so much telephone spam, we generaly screen calls first before picking up.   We are on Pacific Time here in WA state so no one picks up before 11 am East Coast Time but we can answer calls up to 8 p.m. East Coast Time.

Linda or Mandie cannot return your call if you don’t leave a clear message.  Please leave your name &  Phone # slowing  with good  time to call you back.  

E-mail us to be called back-if you remember to include your name & phone # and a good time to call.  You can use either e-mail:  auracosmetics06@yahoo.com  or linda@auracosmetics.com     Do not put your charge card # in an e-mail but you can write down the items you are interested in or the samples you wish to try. 

You can  order over the phone, however by phone we can only accept Mastercard or Visa debit or credit cards, checks or money orders.   It may take a little longer than ordering on site.

 www.Auracosmetics.com checkout site online also accepts MC/Visa debit or credit , Paypal, Discover & Amex.   

 Aura Cosmetics  26848 Downing Ave.  Kent, WA 98032    

owner:  Linda Rocheleau

Mascara Tips

Aura Cosmetics mascaras kind to lashes and sensitive eyes.  They do not contain harsh coal tars that can actually cause lashes to fall out and thin out.

1. When applying your mascara, do not pump the wand into the barrel. Twist the applicator brush back and forth sideways (If you pump, you will jam all the mascara into the bottom and cause it to clump) 

2. Sometimes new mascara will come out too generously because it’s been under pressure from altitude changes.  Wipe excess off onto a tissue and don’t worry, there is plenty more.
3. Keep your mascara in a cool dark place and if you can’t remember or if it’s 6 mos old, it’s time to change it.  Our Indelible Mascaras are just the right size to use everyday without getting going old. Remember, if you don’t use mascara everyday, it still has a use date. Bacteria can thrive, whether or not you use it.  Women come in all the time with year old mascaras or worse!   Try dating it somewhere handy.
4. Aura has colored mascaras as well as black. If your coloring is warm, your lashes will look more natural in our Brown/Black, Brown, Eggplant Plum, Indelible Dark Fudge or Indelible Chocolate Mascaras. If your coloring is cool and black seems too intense, try our Ultra Volumizing Plum Mascara. 

5.  Try our Lash guard when applying mascara to those tiny lower lashes. 

Applying Blush Correctly

Applying blush is easier than you think! Use a soft brush like our contoured cheek brush with the shorter end facing upwards. Start blush on your cheek bone right up near the ear and sweep curving to about an inch from nose (We are already pink enough in the center of the face) Practice first with you eyes closed and nothing on the brush so you can feel your bone just under the skin. If blush goes on too heavy and scares you then read below:   Such as Crushed Apricot Blush

a. You don’t want blush up too high or too low or all the way to your nose, just follow the shape of your own cheekbone.

a. If blush is too strong or too dark on you, you may need to go to a softer color especially if you are fair skinned or mature.

b. Blush may be the wrong colortone for your skin (blush should look like you only better after light exercise) Check our our 4 Seasons color selection to find colors most natural to your coloring. 

Blush for warm or cool tones [My cheeks are naturally lavender pink (cool) My friend blushes bronzey tan (warm) and my niece a light coppery pink (warm) tone]

c. You may be using the wrong brush size. Perhaps the brush is too large or too small to fit your cheekbone. A tiny person can use a small blusher while a larger person needs one at least 1 ½ inches wide to blush in one or two strokes. Dabbing on blush makes it look blotchy.

d. If blush leaves a hard edge, try using our bamboo goat hair blush brushes. They are extra soft to leave no edge lines. If I apply too much blush I just use a tiny dab of foundation on a sponge wedge and ‘gently’ stroke downward to lift off a little color.

e. Never apply blush up near your brow or down below your cheek bone. It is O. K. to dust a bit onto your forehead and tip of chin.

Aura Cosmetics has a press release

Just click here to see press release:  http://www.prlog.org/10920564-skin-care-and-cosmetics-enthusiast-starts-new-beauty-blog.html 

p.s. We have a replacement for Proactiv as seen next to press release that is less drying and comes in a larger size called AHA/BHA Cleansing Mousse that is most effective for oily blemished skin.

Transformations Unltd just received an achievement award! for our Our Color & Image work in the Greater Seattle Area.

I am pleased to announce that Transformations Unlimited has been selected for the 2010 Best of Kent Award in the Color Consultants category by the US Commerce Association (USCA). 

I’m sure that your selection as a 2010 Award Winner is a reflection of the hard work of not only yourself, but of many people that have supported your business and contributed to the subsequent success of your organization. Congratulations on your selection to such an elite group of small businesses. In recognition of your achievement, a special 2010 Best of Kent Award has been designed for display at your place of business. You may arrange to have your award sent directly to Transformations Unlimited by following the simple steps on the 2010 Best of Kent Award order form. Simply copy and paste this link into your browser to access the order form:
http://kent.uscommassoc.com/ACWU-LPQN-GJS

The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community.

Also, a copy of the press release publicizing the selection of Transformations Unlimited isposted on the USCA website. USCA hereby grants Transformations Unlimited a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, distribute, and display this press release in any media formats and through any media channels. 

Transformations consultants use Auracosmetics.com  Makeup to find your best colors on your face and how to apply.

Article from ThirdAge.com Newletter

Gray Eyebrow Pencils: Where Can We Find Them?

You never had to think about these things when you were young. But it’s inevitable: Just like the hair on your head goes gray, so do your eyebrows. And yet, who in the world makes gray eyebrow pencil? Get the scoop….

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QUESTION: I finally got my mother turned on to the right shade for her eyebrows about two years ago, Maybelline Charcoal Gray. I bought her a package of two. Now that she has used them, we’ve exhausted ourselves looking for it. I know that Maybelline discontinued this product (great mistake on their behalf). Not all gray-haired people can use the light blond the company suggests. Any ideas?

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ANSWER: Searching for the brow pencil turned up a lot of complaints that Maybelline discontinued this shade. However, Amazon.com (via the Makeup Warehouse) does have the Expert Eyes Twin Brow and Eye Pencils in charcoal gray. It’s a bit pricey $18.38 but this is the shade you’re looking for.

Another option is Aura Cosmetics’ pro pencil, which is available for $8.95 at www.auracosmetics.com, which is based in Kent, Wash. You can also call (253) 854-1366. The website says “this is a light-medium gray and is terrific for gray and silver hair.” It can also double as a smoky eyeliner.

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Read more: http://www.thirdage.com/beauty-tips/gray-eyebrow-pencil#ixzz0ysEtAMGE

Gray Eyebrow Pencils for Women over 50!

Older women want great eyebrows, too!  Pass the Word…

Leigh Grogan, a super columnist at the Sacramento Bee Newspaper locates hard to find Cosmetics.  She recently wrote about us in her article on hard to find medium gray eyebrow pencils to replace the discontined Maybelleine gray eyebrow pencil. 

Auracosmetics.com sells a pencil called Charcoal Grey Pro Eyebrow Pencil  (7″ long) that is a nice medium gray color with a soft tip that can double as an eyeliner @ $8.95.   It is easy to apply.  Hold it like you would a pen at an angle and making short strokes going outward. 

If your hair is white, we also have a pale silver pencil to add to the Charcoal Gray pencil named Silver Pro Eyebrow Pencil only $8.95.

[Silver pencil is too light to use alone.  

It is for use over or under  Charcoal Gray or Gray Brow Powder]

Some women prefer to use or combine Gray Eyebrow Powder  with our medium charcoal gray pencil.   

*For darker brows, we have a Gray Pro Eyebrow Pencil that is deeper than our Charcoal Gray  (why they name it that way, beats me-our Dove windup brow pencil is named Dove Indelible Eyebrow Pencil yet  it’s a very deep charcoal gray).          

      

Eyebrow Accessories: A sturdy metal pencil sharpener is available that is perfect for sharpening theses pencils and  Brow Stencils if you have trouble making a nice shape.  We also carry a clear sealer called Brow Fix to keep brows in line & give them a sheen. 

Our flat rate priority shipping box holds several pencils & accessories for $4.95

What are ‘Warm’ Make-up Colors?

Aura Cosmetics come in so many colors that we organized them into 4 color groups.   Two colors groups are ‘Warm’ (that is to say they have a Golden Yellow or Amber cast in the basic colors) 

Warm Colors are often referred to as Autumn or Spring colors.

‘AUTUMN COLORS’  Think hot spices, earthy bronzed tones and autumn leaves .  Very warm Autumn Colors are rich and warm and often muted (which means it took three or more colors blended together to make a hue)  Winter colors are firey like Tomato & Brick Red,  Saffron & Egg Yolk Yellow, Coral, Cinnamon & Tabasco.  They are also rich & elegant like Ivory tusks, Jade, Green Teal , Green Turquoise,  Dijon Mustard,  Maple, Topaz & Garnet & Peacock Blue.  Many Autumn colors are muted like Bordeaux, Pumplin, Salmon, Salmon Pink,  Mulberry, Pea Green, Moss, Tan, Tea, Cordovan, Mahagony, Marine Blue (greenish cast) Pewter, Olive, Khaki, Pine, Avocado & Olive Green.

‘SPRING COLORS’  Think of colors at the equator, mediterranean blue, aquamarine swimmining pools, & lots of clear sunshine,  flower colors like Periwinkle, Daisy, Sunflower, Cornflower, sherbet colors like Lime, Tangerine & Orange.  Spring colors are cheery yellow based colors like Beige, Apricot, Champagne, Coral Pink, Dusty Pink, Peach, Light Coral Red, Chocolate, Hot dog Mustard, Kiwi, Kelly Green, Cadet Blue & Sunshine Golden Yellow. 

Warm Colors do NOT have silver-gray in them.  All Warm colors always blend with Gold & Ivory Beige.

What are ‘Cool’ Make-up Colors?

Aura Cosmetics come in so many colors that we organized them into 4 color groups.   Two colors groups are ‘Cool’ (that is to say they have a Blue or Violet cast in the basic colors)  There are also two ‘Warm’ color groups that have a Golden or Amber cast in the basic colors). 

Cool Colors are often referred to as Winter or Summer colors.

‘WINTER COLORS’  Think Cold Snow, Icy Water & Gray Black Sky.  Very Cool Winter Colors are Hi-Contrast, Vivid & Bold with hints of Violet & Cobalt Blue like Blue-Blood Red, Icy-Pink, Mauve, Magenta, Fushia.  Winter colors include icy pastels & blue-base high contrast colors like black & white, Deepest Navy, Blue-Red,  Deepest Amethyst,  Deep Emerald & Evergreen,  unpripe Banana & Royal Blue,  Burgundy, Silver & White Gold & Platinum as seen on our Winter Wardrobe Color Chart #1.

‘SUMMER COLORS’  Summer colors are cool like an ocean breeze:  Think of a cool blue lakes, baby blue sky,  lots of pastels & soft, powdered colors:  Lavender, Soft Powdered Magenta, Raspberry,  Powder Blue,  Light Silver Gray,  Pastel Green & Blue Spruce,  Cocoa & Soft Lemon-Banana Yellow, Pastel Mauve, Petal Pink Rose, Blue Gray,  Silver & White Gold & Platinum.  Many Summer colors look like Winter colors but with baby powder sprinkled over them in a soft mist.   

Cool Colors include very few yellows and all of them look like lemon,  unripe banana or lemon-lime.  They do have a lot of blue, blue gray, gray and silver in them. 

Cool colors do NOT have any orange, tangerine, peach, coral, mustard, bronze, true ivory or gold in them.