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Do you know WHAT IS MICROCURRENT?The Non-Surgical Facelift

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Do you know WHAT IS MICROCURRENT?The Non-Surgical Facelift


Microcurrent, a popular treatment for aging skin, uses low level electrical current to trigger the body’s natural skin enhancement chemicals at a cellular level, giving skin therapists an effective tool against the signs of skin aging. While alternative medicine practitioners use it for injury recovery, skin therapists note that it provides firming and toning benefits that continue to improve with subsequent treatments.

Microcurrent treatment is used to dismish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving texture and appearance of skin and reducing the overall visual of aging.

Skin care therapist use microcurrent to tone and firm the skin. Muscle re-education is mostly related to the term "facial toning".
Microcurrent acts like a personal trainer to tone and shorten, reprograming the muscle fiber.

It is a gentle electrical stimulation at very low level (microamps) that triggers the body's natural skin enhancement chemicals at a cellular level.

Clinical studies have shown that after twenty days of treatment collagen production increases by 14%, elastin increases by 48%, and blood circulation increases by 38%.
Scientists have also found that microcurrent facelift treatments trigger the body's production of amino acids and adenosine triphosphate (ATP) which accelerate cell repair and promote healthier cell production.

When a muscle lengthens or shortens, the skin lifts and firms. Working from the belly of the muscle outward will have a lengthening effect on muscles that have become increasingly contracted from years of making facial expressions. Working a muscle from the origin and insertion point inward will have a shortening effect that is necessary for those muscles that have become elongated over many years of age and gravity.

Results are inmediately seen after the first application and continue to improve with each subsequent application. It has cumulative effect.

                                      Microcurrent benefits:

                                    Improves facial and neck muscle tone
                                    Raises eyebrows and cheeks
                                    Rejuvenates the skin
                                    Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
                                    Reduces swelling
                                    Evens skin tone
                                    Improves facial circulation
                                    Helps skin exfoliation
                                    Increases lymphatic drainage
                                    Increases product penetration
                                    Improving the body's natural collagen and elastin production
                                    Re-hydrates the skin
                                    Increases cell metabolism (ATP)
                                    Acts as a treatment for sun damage

                           Recommended Treatments

The number of sessions depends on the client age and skin condition.The effects of microcurrent are immediate and cumulative. Clients go through a series of treatments followed by regular maintenance to keep a more youthful appearance.Each time a treatment is performed the new contour maintains its position better and longer.Typically clients will notice to a 5 to 7 year reduction in facial aging.

The equipment:

Usually Microcurrent is a built-in function in multifunction devices or it comes accompanied with another function as the picture above that has Microcurrent and Ultrasound.
This equipment has also a pair of globes to perform a facial massage with microcurrent.


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How I Plan and Implement Project/Inquiry Based Learning In My Class

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Project/Inquiry Based Learning has been a passion of mine ever since I discovered it about 5 years ago.  Since then, I have stepped out of my comfort zone and transformed the way I teach from a typical Thematic Based style through baby steps taken each year and with the help of an amazing on-line community of teachers with the same passion (you all know who you are!).  My first baby step was taking themes and science/social studies standards and making them more student lead and project based. I got rid of the two week time limit each theme had in the past and allowed more time for students to dig deeper.  I found that students would take my broad theme (oceans) and desire to dig deeper into more specific parts of the theme (sharks, jellyfish, ect.).  As time went on, I was able to take the biggest step and totally let go of my themes and allowed the children's interests drive my instruction, incorporating the standards through those interests.

I am blessed enough to also teach in a district that does not mandate the curriculum I use.  Curriculum programs are purchased to use as tools for our toolbox but not required. Us teachers are trusted and encouraged by our superintendent to write our own curriculum as long as the standards are met.  My building principle also has that kind of faith in us as professionals!  They know that when it comes to children learning what they need to learn, we are the experts!  Project/Inquiry Based Learning is highly encouraged in all grades Pre-K through 12.

Some wonder how I plan for this style of teaching and how it flows. Here are some of the tools that I use.

Once I notice an interest from the students (usually found out through experiences set up for them to explore during play) , I find out what their knowledge and misconceptions are about the subject.  Kind of like a KWL chart! I list all that they know about the subject we will dive into. Then I ask what they wonder.  I list all of their questions. NOW I can plan!

I take their wonderings and create a web map showing the different directions they want to take the inquiry and possible experiences that will help them find answers to their wonderings. I got this web map from the amazing Joanne Babalis and her amazing blog http://myclassroomtransformation.blogspot.com. On the back I have all of the Literacy and Math Standards listed so that I can highlight the ones we will focus on through the inquiry and project. I add any Science and Social Studies Standards to the bottom of the web map. 

Once I organize my thoughts, I create my inquiry plan using a template I created based on one I found from a Texas school district. It was so long ago I have no memory of which district but if I find out I will add them to give them credit. Their form was 3 pages long. I tweaked it to fit it all on one page. I use this to show the objectives and vocabulary, plan the investigations and materials I will need, show how they will organize the data about what they have learned, possible projects that could result from the inquiry and how we will present the project to the community. 

The next step is to start the investigation phase. In early childhood I set out experiences for them to explore and document what they notice. We also do whole group and small group investigations through books, videos and hands-on experiences. As we answer questions, we add the answers to our wonder chart to show our new learning. We organize this data in a web map format for all to see.

The start of an inquiry wall.  Information is added to it as we learn.

Once we have investigated we use organizational maps to show what we learn. In kindergarten it usually consists of web maps, circle maps, tree charts (can/have/are maps), and brace maps (to show part to whole). We will chose one or two to organize our data.

The next step is the project. We take what we learn and create something to show it! The projects can be individual, small group, or whole group.
Some examples of projects in our room have been turning an area of our room into an ocean, forest and sky to show how animals adapt in the winter. The kids signed up to be on the migration team, adaption team or hibernation team.  They each became experts on their part during the investigation and worked on their part of the project. 

A cave, forest, sky and ocean were created to show what animals do in the winter.

Animals were created, labeled and added to the habitats.

A group interested in map making and migration created this map showing migration patterns of monarchs, geese and grey whales.
Another project was our The Sound Exploration Area created for our school. They saw a need (an area to explore sound) investigated different ways of creating sound, organized the data and designed a Sound Exploration Area! 

An area for everyone in our school to explore sound which is in our science standards.
They have also turned the inside of our room into a great hall and medeival kitchen and the outside of our room into a castle wall complete with moat and drawbridge after investigating castles!

The outside of our castle.
A map created by a group interested in maps and where different castles were found in the world.
A big book created by a small group about who lived in castles. 
A small group project during our castle inquiry.
They have created murals and big books to show their learning also. 

A mural planned and created by Kindergartners.
The last step is the presentation to show what they had learned. The kids LOVE this part and I've never had a child refuse to present! They are so confident of what they have learned and proud of what they have done that they cannot wait to share it!  I am always so impress with their speaking and listening skills during these presentations! Sometimes small groups go to other classrooms and present what they learned, sometimes we invite parents or other classes to our room to see our presentation, and sometimes we create a video to share with others. They create maps, big books, and, get to show off the projects created at this time! Showing what they have learned through these projects gives the projects an even bigger sense of purpose! They can't wait to show others what they have learned and done!

Presenting different weapons used during medieval times.
I have never had so much fun teaching in my 22 years as I have he past four years!  I could never go back to the way I had done it I the past. The benefits of this way of teaching are not only meeting the standards (the old way did that too) but the 21st Century Skills they are forced to develope when they learn in this type of environment. When inquiring, investigating and creating within thier own interest, they are motivated to collaborate, problem solve, handle frustration, persist if things don't work the first time, and learn from their mistakes. They have to use critical thinking skills and develope research skills.  When kids develop these skills, they can learn ANYTHING!  

My new passion that I am learning to incorporate in my classroom is Playbased Learning! I have been amazed by the learning taking place in this way also....but that's another post!

Beauty Salon Decor: SCORING WITH COLOR

Friday, October 24, 2014

          Beauty Salon Decor: SCORING WITH COLOR 

Color is a language. Color is one of the most fulfilling elements in our lives. Color can attract your attention or change your mood. It speaks to who you are, how you feel and where you're going.  

Color is one of the first things you notice when you walk into a room. Is it any wonder that color, and how you use it, is one of the most important decorating decisions you'll make, the latest colors and the way they're applied give
voice to your personality and d├ęcor.

Color sets a mood. From floor to ceiling, paint color reflects your style. 
Color unites one-of-a-kind accent pieces with manufactured items throughout your Beauty Salon.

The quickest, the most dramatic and the most reasonable way in which to create instant change in a room is through the use of color. A fresh coat of paint will instantly revitalize an interior, camouflage cosmetic problems, and minimize architectural defects. Paint can completely change the atmosphere of a room, establish harmony within a decor, create illusion, and accent an interior with personal style.


Paint is one of the great mood creators. Put Chinese red lacquer on white walls and suddenly the feeling is hot and sassy. Opt for butter cream for saturated, sunny hues that bring warmth inside on even the grayest days. Calm the mood with blues and greens. Or ground the space with earth tones.

Are you seeing red? Feeling blue?  In the pink? Is everything golden?

The reason you're feeling that way may have something to do with the color of the room you're in or of the clothes you're wearing.
The effect that color has on our emotional and mental state is a popular topic -one that holds particular interest for marketers, many of whom consider color to be a powerful communication tool that can be used to signal action, influence mood, and cause physiological reactions.

BASIC BLACK                                                                                                                                          
 Considered to be a very formal, elegant and prestigious color, black denotes strength and authority. Black contrast well with bright colors, but when combined with powerful red or orange, black is regarded as a very aggressive color. Decorating with black can result in a dramatic look.


An emotionally intense color, red increases respiration rate and raises blood pressure, giving an energetic advantage to its wearers.
Try it in small bites as an accent color red adds warmth and a visual pop to any color scheme.

In conclusion we can say that we should not fear the color in the Beauty Salons and thanks to them we will make our customers feel comfortable, but also we will be comfortable.

Visit our Spectacular Blason International Miami Showroom where you can get inspired!!! Or get some advices....

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Get a flawless face with Microdermabrasion

Monday, October 20, 2014

             Get a flawless face with Microdermabrasion

 If you want a smoother, brighter, and more even-toned complexion, dermatologists will often suggest a series of microdermabrasion treatments, during which the top layer of skin cells are sloughed off .

Microdermabrasion is one of the latest techniques that men and women can benefit from. It is painless, and affordable. It can facilitate your skin looking younger, glowing and healthy. Microdermabrasion system is remarkable for its ability to make the persons get their age back!

Microdermabrasion (also known quite often as "Microderm") is a set of cosmetic processes that helps in making the skin healthier and clearer. It involves partial or light abrasion of the uppermost layer of the skin so as to reveal the clear, fresh and healthy skin that lies underneath it. Usually microdermabrasion is used in order to reduce scars or other such dermatological anomalies in the most effective and permanent way possible. However the process has gained a steadily growing demand in the market, since it helps one look considerably younger, aiding them to look better without showing any visible signs of ageing as such.

Since your status in this world depends quite a lot on what you look like, it becomes extremely important that you present yourself in the most impeccable manner possible, and your skin is a very important asset that you can use quite effectively, so long as you know how to. Clear, beautiful, glowing skin is very much in demand and it will certainly help you quite a lot in terms of popularity and appreciation, if nothing else. Besides that the biggest advantage of having completely flawless skin is the extent to which your self confidence will increase, and the way your entire attitude and personality, both will change simultaneously with it, making you a lot more outgoing and confident than before.

This process is relatively painless it usually involves a sort of exfoliating procedure, called: diamond microdermabrasion, the tip of the wand is made of diamond, which naturally abrades the skin and removes the dead skin particles .

Getting a microdermabrasion facial is the best thing you can do to your skin, considering the cost factor, of course as this is something costly but is also totally worth it. With microdermabrasion skin you can achieve almost anything you want. Also it really works for acne scars treatment, it helps to reduce acne marks, anti-aging signs and dark spots from your face. So also try it for acne treatment and anti-aging .

Microdermabrasion Facial 

 Microdermabrasion refers to a dermatological procedure that helps rejuvenate skin cells and improve the overall health, texture and appearance of the skin. the dead skin cells, are abraded or grazed off and the newer, healthier skin hiding beneath them is uncovered, giving your face a more youthful and radiant look.

While you may not really be needy of a microdermabrasion procedure to help undo any damage done to your skin, you may also want to consider the fact that getting a microdermabrasion facial would be a really good idea for you. It is important for everybody’s skin for a simple reason, that is, not all kinds of damage can be seen easily through the naked eye, but would be quite easily visible when it is magnified and microdermabrasion facials help you get rid of such issues at the snap of a finger. For instance, troubles such as crow’s feet or wrinkles occurring probably prematurely on your skin may not be visible immediately, but as soon as they manifest, your skin will look much worse instantly.
 Microdermabrasion facials would help you gain victory over such issues and say goodbye to them most effectively.
The most basic problem when it comes to skin troubles is the very fact that we are not able to clear our skin properly of excess oils and dirt or even the unhealthy layer of dead skin cells that covers it making it look dull and lifeless and allowing it to be prone to various infections and maladies such as acne and the likes.  One of the most recent treatments that many skin specialists suggest for dull and acne prone skin is a procedure known as microdermabrasion

Choosing the right brush for the rigth job

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Choosing the right brush for the rigth job


Whether at home or behind the chair…your choice in comb or brush can dramatically impact the end result of any style. Here’s a quick reference guide to make sure you reach for the right tool for the job!

BRISTLE BRUSH: For all hair types. Boar bristle brush is ideal…gentle on hair, smooth’s the cuticle. Great for blowouts.

SYNTHETIC BRISTLE BRUSH: Avoid. Non-absorbent…don’t distribute oils or help condition hair. Can cause damage.

MIXED BRISTLE BRUSH: Ideal for normal or thick hair. Combine the benefit of boar bristles with nylon quills that help detangle coarse hair.

PADDLE BRUSH: Great for smoothing naturally straight hair…and for straight styles. Also great before flat ironing.

ROUND BRUSH: A must have for any blowout. Can create body and bend. Easier to control tension while styling…a key to a blowout that will last.

METAL BRUSH: A perfect tool to use as a finisher as they can smooth down a final look. Not recommended on wet hair as they can cause damage

VENTED BRUSH: Decrease blow-drying time by allowing air to flow through the brush. Great for creating and enhancing texture. Perfect for creating volume and as a setting brush.

WIDE TOOTH COMB: Ideal for detangling without damage.

FINE TOOTHED COMB: Perfect for styling bangs or to separate and smooth the hair will flat ironing. A matte comb is recommended as it gives you more control so your sections won’t fly around everywhere. Combs with shine won’t give you the grip you’re looking for.

Exploring Color and Collaborating to Create a Work of Art Together

Saturday, October 11, 2014

We had a mini inquiry of color through a collaborative art piece we created for our room.  I set out red, yellow, blue and white paint and some corks to see what they would discover!

They had to learn self control in order to squeeze just a little bit of paint on the plate in order for us to have enough paint for others to explore color mixing.  We have been focussing on self-regulation. Being aware of and controlling our bodies, our mouths, and our impulses to be more deliberate about our actions!  They have come so far with self-regulation since the beginning of the year! 

They discovered a lot about color and shades as they would create a color, paint a cork, then add another color to it to see how it changed! There was a lot of talk about lighter and darker shades as they created new colors and made changes to those created colors!

We practiced sorting skills and data collecting skills as we started graphing the colors in order to see what colors we needed more of. After graphing the corks and getting the information we needed, the kids would pick a color we needed more of and try to figure out how to make more shades of that color.  They had to think and recall and experiment to figure it out!

After creating the graph some would create a color, then take it to the graph to figure out which color it would go with.  The friend below was trying to figure out if his color was more pink or more purple!

Next the kids sorted the colors into groups and ordered the colors from the lightest shade to the darkest shade. This promoted a lot of discussion and collaboration as they asked friends their opinion about whether a color was darker or lighter and which group a particular color might go.  I loved hearing them verbalized their thoughts to each other!

Next they transferred the corks to the base we would be gluing them on to. We looked at a picture of a rainbow on the promethium board and put the colors in the same order. 

We hot glued the corks with a not-so-hot glue gun onto the base. They were very careful using this tool under supervision, though the glue was warm, but not hot.

Here is our finished art piece to remind us of all the colors we could create by just using red, yellow, blue, and white!

Now we have a new problem to solve! They want to hang it in our reading corner! But it is a whiteboard wall! They came up with the idea to use duct tape! Some had the designed duct tape with pictures on it and others had the traditional gray kind. I asked if one kind was stronger than the other. They have decided to bring in their duct tape and we will experiment to see which is the strongest! Whichever duct tape is the strongest will be the one we use to hang up our beautiful art! I can't wait to see what they find out!  I will make sure to post a picture of the finished wall in the reading corner after the art and documentation of the project is up!

October is here! Memory Mix and Creative Box! plus a freebie!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Hi everyone! October is here and I have some new products for you!

Check all the post, see what I have this week, I hope you like it some stuffs, and grab your freebie :)

First I have is FALLEN LEAVES complete kit, is available at both of my stores Mscraps and DC, and this is some special because have an original fall fairy made by my very own daughter Ana Victoria (she is so talented), this beautiful autumn kit includes:
93 elements format png, 300 dpi, no shadow.
2 paper pack with 17 papers 3600x3600, jpg, 300 dpi.
1 alpha, each character in separated png files, 300 dpi, no drop shadows.
4 quick pages 12x12, 300 dpi, no shadows.
This products are for personal use.

Second I have is my Memory Mix October packs, this is named "PLAYING CARDS" and I love it because is a a little funny, with nice elements, I think is a very cute and versatyle pack you can use not only for play cards :) I

Element pack: 30 png files, 300 dpi, no drop shadows.

Paper Pack 1: 10 papers 12x12 (3600x300), 300 dpi, jpg.

Paper Pack 2: 10 papers 12x12 (3600x300), 300 dpi, jpg.

Quick Pages: 4 qp png, 30 dpi, 12x12.

Third I have my October Creative Box Collection at Digital Crea, named "GREEN IMPRESSIONS", I really love this palette, enjoy a lot using green in almost all elements and papers, and hope you like it too.

Elements Pack: 30 elements png, 300 dpi, no drop shadows.

Paper Pack 1 and 2: each pack inlcudes 9 papers 12x12, 300 dpi, jpg.

Last I have is a little freebie for you, made with Green Impressions Creative Box, includes 1 quick page, 1 cluster frame, 1 cluster border, and 1 word art.

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