April In-Home Spotlight: Arizona Airbrush Studio

Every year, the Junior League of Phoenix provides members the opportunity to gain exposure and insight into various businesses throughout the Valley during in-home meetings.

On April 2nd, to kick-off the April edition of in-home meetings, Junior League members met Donna, owner of the Arizona Airbrush Studio. Arizona Airbrush Studio is located in Scottsdale, and Donna’s clients include the Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders.  The studio has even been nationally recognized in Allure Magazine as one of the best Spray Tan Studios!

Donna uses Norvell products in her studio, and her and her staff help clients with selecting which service and desired tan level works for their needs and skin tone.

Donna educated JLP members on the “do’s and don’ts” of airbrush tanning.  Some of the top tips Donna provided are:

  • EXFOLIATE before receiving a spray tan.
  • MOISTURIZE after you tan.
  • Tans can last 5-7 days.
  • If you are booking a spray tan for a special event, recommended reservations are 1-4 days in advance.

For the entire month of April, Donna is offering Junior League of Phoenix members a discount on spray tans.  Book now through her website www.arizonaairbrushstudio.com or call (480)874-8311 and mention Junior League of Phoenix with your reservation to receive your discount.  For more information, please call the studio.


 

by, Liz Goldstein

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November In-Home: Formal Etiquette and Tea

Junior League of Phoenix In-Home Meetings offer a fun, informal way for members to learn about a variety of topics and socialize outside of GMMs (General Membership Meetings) and volunteer placements.  Held in the fall and spring, topics can range from leadership ethics to belly dancing, and everything in between.  In this series we’ll give highlights from a few of the November In-Home trainings.


 

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The definition of etiquette is, “proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.” Our etiquette and decorum are the first thing people notice about us. Jo Gemmill is trained by the American School of Protocol and teaches etiquette classes at her tea house, the English Rose Tea Room, in Carefree. As part of the November In-Home trainings Jo taught a refresher class on formal etiquette for entertaining and high tea.

While learning proper use of a napkin, the role of a good hostess, and proper host/hostess gifts, Jo also shared how to properly dress a table.

Here are a few quick tips to help with your formal etiquette this holiday season.

  • A handy way of remember where to put your fork and spoon. The word LEFT has 4 letters in it. As does the word FORK. So the FORK always goes to the LEFT of the plate. It works for spoons as well. The word RIGHT has 5 letters just like the word SPOON. Therefore, the SPOON goes to the RIGHT of the plate.
  • When eating you start from the outside and work your way in, with dessert fork and spoon being above the plate.
  • Napkins should be fold in half and set on your lap with the fold at your knees. When wiping fingers on your napkin use the inside of the napkin so when your hands are folded on your lap they aren’t on a dirty napkin.
  • If you need to leave the table before you are finished set your napkin on your seat, not on the table.
  • Don’t start eating until your host is served and ready. You will know they are ready when they place their napkin on their lap.

 

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Image edited to better show teachings.  Original image care of One Kings Lane.

To learn more about Jo’s etiquette classes or her tea room please visit www.carefreetea.com or visit Jo at the English Rose Tea Room:

English Rose Tea Room

201 Easy Street, Suite 103

Carefree, AZ 85377

Phone: 480-488-4812

 

Thank you to Dana Wayne for opening her beautiful home for this event, as well as taking these photos. And thank you to Jo Gemmill for putting together a lovely tea.

November In-Home: The Sparkle Bar

Junior League of Phoenix In-Home Meetings offer a fun, informal way for members to learn about a variety of topics and socialize outside of GMMs (General Membership Meetings) and volunteer placements.  Held in the fall and spring, topics can range from leadership ethics to belly dancing, and everything in between.  In this series we’ll give highlights from a few of the November In-Home trainings.

sparklebar2As an avid makeup lover and applier I always find it fascinating to learn about different techniques and tricks of the trade makeup artists have to offer. Being Asian, I’ve sometimes found a lot of the tips offered tend to lend themselves more closely with Caucasian facial features. However, today I was able to learn some things that could be applied to all races and skin types. Let’s take a deeper dive into some of these helpful tips the professionals at The Sparkle Bar had to offer our group!
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One thing I’ve learned over the years is to always extend the foundation line below the jaw line and even to continue it down the neck a bit so an obvious line doesn’t appear. Today, I learned that if you’re going for a lighter look, you can actually just apply your foundation or foundation powder to the bottom of the jaw line and taper off the color by applying less product. By doing this, it seems you not only have to use less makeup, but you also create a lighter and more natural base.
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Applying eye liner is often one of the most dreaded tasks when applying makeup. However, you don’t have to be a professional makeup artist in order to successfully accomplish the application. One of my favorite eye liners is a liquid eyeliner in Point Black by MAC. This liner uses a small brush for application and lasts all day! This may sound intimidating for some, but today we also learned that a straight edged brush can be a great way to apply eye liner and can be dabbed on instead of painted. I tend to also use a lot of my eye shadows as an eye liner by getting the end of the brush wet and have never thought of using a straight edged brush, something I’m going to have to try out!
Keeping It Clean
I’ll be honest, I’m the worst at cleaning my makeup brushes! When I clean my foundation brush I typically use a dab of face wash and run the brush under warm water while gently rubbing the bristles with a towel. This technique works well for liquid product brushes but I’ve never really known the best way to clean brushes that are used for dry/powder products such as: powder foundation, blush, eye shadow, etc. Today we saw how easy brush spray cleaners are and something I think may work quite well for brushes used on dry product applications. Now I can make sure both my liquid and dry product brushes are always clean!
Tips such as these are helpful no matter what your ethnicity or skin type may be. Just remember, makeup application can be fun if you let it : )
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by, Min Skivington