...is where it all begins...
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Welcome to ICU the Salon Bar and Day Spa
I've created what I consider to be the perfect,
results oriented Salon Bar and Day Spa you will enjoy.
Our expert staff is trained to give you what you
really want and need during each visit:
Results & Relaxation
At ICU, again there is no ‘fluff' and we'll never
make you feel like you're being "processed".
What you find are down-to-earth staff members who see you!
What you will also find is warm hospitality, infectious beauty and amazing results that will help make you look your best, feel wonderful, and provide you with a
much-needed escape from everyday life.
There are a few other approaches to ICU that you'll find different with us.
For one, we offer a Salon Bar Lifestyle Memberships.
The membership allows you to receive the most popular
beauty services like makeup applications, lash extensions, eyebrow arching and more at a surpisingly affordable price.
More importantly, ICU helps enhance
your life, your health and your well-being,
by making these services part of your regular routine, instead of just for special occasions.
The Salon Bar Lifestyle Membership is completely customizable to fit your life style and is available for individuals as well as corporate accounts.
the Salon Bar Parties and Events for Beauty
We don't just specialize in nails and esthetics,
we specialize in enhancing and educating you on your individual beauty...we live for them!
The director personally handles your events,
including full concierge services for beauty bridal parties,
business outings, Sunday Brunch events,
graduations and much more.
We can set up food, drink, flowers,
or just about any other special requests that you may have.
For larger groups, we close down the salon studio
to the general public and it becomes a real
party to remember!
What a great way to celebrate something special,
or to impress out-of-town guest!
Try it once with your family, friends or with a group
and you'll never go back to the ordinary!
We use various products to achieve varying results
or based on the individual client needs.
These products are among the best on the market.
This will ensure that your completed service will look fabulous or natural. Perhaps more important than others is our good old fashioned service.
Are you important or do you feel like a number when you visit some salons?
"I know that if I'm not treated as a valued client or customer
when I pay for a service"
then I find another place to spend my money.
I apply this principle to all of my clients and customers
and at ICU everyone is special!
We go to great lengths to make you
the client or customer feel so.
If you are not getting the service you expect
with the salon you patron currently,
then simply find your way to:
ICU the Salon Bar and Day Spa
118 S. Cockrell Hill Road,
Studio Suite 110,
DeSoto, TX 75115
And we will make you feel right at home!
"If I accept you as you are, I will make you worse.
however, if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming,
I help you become that"
Just call or email us for more details.
Cover FX #160 Cream Foundation Brush:
• Short, dense stippling and
blending foundation brush
• Ideal for building cream
and powder coverage
• Effortless application of
foundation without streaking
• Natural, soft goat hair provides flawless, buildable foundation coverage.
NARS Cosmetics Night Series Eyeshadow
High-pay off signature shades with tone on tone sparkling pearl that creates beautiful dimension for the eye. Ultra pigminted, longwearing, crease resistant colors that can be worn for subtly shimmering or seriously smoky effects.
Color glides on smoothly, evenly and blends effortlessly. True Color Application can be applied dry or with a dampened brush for stronger intensity.
Multi-funtion use for shading,
highlighting, and lining the eyes.
The No. 1 Rule to Remember
When Wearing a Super-Bright Lip!
Sporting a super pigmented lip is one of the hottest trends for Spring and, for good reason!
It’s a universally flattering look with just one rule: make sure your bright lip color takes center stage. There is something quite classic yet trendy about keeping the bold, bright lip your focus and the rest of your makeup subtle. Make your lip look an attention grabber (in the right way) with these simple steps.
Smooth the Canvas
Your lips are an extension of the skin on your face so you need to exfoliate them in the same way to remove any dry skin. Use finely granulated scrub (or sugar mixed with face lotion works) and rub it around your pout in a circular motion.
Then, apply an SPF lip treatment for conditioning.
Lock in the Look
When applying your color, press it into your lips with your finger and then add lip liner to the outer edges. This lipstick-locking move will keep the lacquer in place for the long haul. For extra assurance, dust with powder (Loose Powder) over your lipstick and then reapply the color. The layering affect will keep your loud mouth going strong for a couple of extra hours.
Embrace au Naturel Eyes
Remember, your bold lips are the focal point of your look so keep the rest of your makeup minimal.
Try beiges on the eyes and a few sweeps of mascara
to complete the look.
Clean brushes at least every week, especially those used for blush, foundation, or powder. These are your most often used brushes, making them a breeding ground for bacteria that can cause breakouts.
How to Look Pretty in 5 Minutes
What do? A last minute lunch meeting
or an impromptu date have in common?
They both require you to look pretty
Achieve a universally flattering, versatile look when you’re racing against the clock
with this minute-by-minute breakdown.
Set-up: Start by getting your foundation, powder, mascara, eyeshadow, blush and lipstick ready.
Set products out so they’re at an arm’s reach.
You’d be surprised how much time is wasted looking for things in a bottomless makeup bag!
• Minute 1
Apply your foundation with your fingertips, the same way you would apply your moisturizer. Blend well. Next, use a big brush to dust powder over your face. This will set your makeup.
• Minute 2
Use a deep shade of eyeshadow to contour the outer corners of your eyes. Blend it outward along the lash line with your fingers so the eyes look soft and elegant.
• Minute 3
Apply mascara. Instead of finishing one eye completely and waiting for coats to dry in between, and then moving on to the second, go back and forth from one eye to the other until you’ve applied the necessary amount of product.
• Minute 4
Apply blush to the apples of the cheeks. Apply a touch of lipstick directly from the bullet. Most lipsticks have a pointed tip which allows for precise application.
• Minute 5
Use the last minute to go over everything you’ve just done. Touch-up any imperfections and most importantly, make sure everything is blended.
Looking stunning on film is just another day at the office for runway models. But among us mere mortals, saying cheese is hardly enough to ensure a photo worth sharing…much less tagging and posting.
Here are the three hottest ways to be photogenic in a flash:
1. Modern chic–healthy, fresh & effortless, Natural
“Use your fingers to work a lightweight base into skin, applying like you would moisturizer to create the most natural effect.” For a satin finish, dust on a bit of Powder. Next, create an understated flush by blending a warm peachy bronze blush into the apples of the cheeks.
To recreate the graphic-inspired liner, use a liquid liner, like Carbon Black. Extend two straight brush strokes across eyelid: the first drawn from the inner corner to the center of eye, and the second starting at the center to just beyond the outer corner of each eye. Opt for a clean moisturized lip with a touch of natural pink color.
2. Glamazon Cherry Red Lips and Strong, Sculpted Brows
After evening out skin tone with a lightweight foundation, contour the face by blending two shades of blush into the apples of the cheeks: one a true, warm pink and one in a bronzey peach. Try a Fresh Pink and Coffee Cake.
The delicate touch of color creates structure and the look of a healthy flush.
Next, use short strokes to fill in brows with a brow pencil. This is not a look for the overplucked, so allow your natural brows to grow in. Keep eyes clean and neutral with one coat of mascara. Finish the classic, pretty look with a vibrant red lipstick applied with a lip brush for precision.
3. Vintage Sexy with Bedroom Eyes à la Brigette Bardot
For a sultry feline eye, draw a thick black line from the inner corner outward, smudging ever so slightly for a smoldering effect. Continue the deep black color into
the crease for extra intensity. Finish the eyes, by creating masses of lashes. Curl clean lashes and apply a set of
falsies like Strips. Then coat top and bottom lashes with thickening, volumizing mascara. Blend bronzer just
under cheekbones to give an instant lift. Since eyes are
so dramatic, keep lips neutral with a creamy beige.
Is Natural the New Bold?
While it may seem like a simple look to replicate, the key to achieving this
"I’m naturally flawless face" lies in strategic blending, contouring, and some insider tips.
1. Go heavy on the Bronzer.
While you don’t want to look like a cast member of the Jersey Shore, it’s important to build a good bronzer base to define your face. Start with a matte product, swirl a large brush into the powder, and tap off the excess on the back of your hand. To begin contouring, start in the middle of your forehead and trace the brush down your hairline to your ear. Gently drag your brush from the ear to your inner cheek
(make sure to stay ever-so-slightly below your cheek bone), follow the line back out to the ear, and finish by tracing down your jaw line to the middle of your chin.
Follow the same motion on the other side of your face, layering until the contouring is apparent, but not overdone. Follow the bronzer with a soft pink blush, applying only to the apple of the cheeks.
2. Stick to Brown.
Black eyeliner and mascara are typical go-tos, but using brown will create a softer eye that draws attention while not overpowering your face. Begin by lightly lining the top of your eyes, hugging close to your lash line and smudging with your finger at the end. Follow by applying liner to the water line of the upper lashes. It creates the illusion of a fuller lash line.
Finish the eye by blending a matte earth tone shadow in the crease of your lid
Tip: only apply powder to the top side of your brush so the shade doesn’t go below your crease during application, and follow with a neutral shade on the entire eyelid, blending with both your fingers and brush to create a “seamless and edgeless eyeshadow, without looking heavy.” Finish the eye with a few strokes mascara in brown, focusing only on the upper lashes.
3. Foundation goes Last.
This may differ from your everyday beauty routine, but adding foundation and concealer last will ensure your bronzer and blush aren’t too predominant. Pick a thin, matte formula and dab it into your T-zone using a large brush. B lend outwards, making sure coverage is light and even, and address trouble areas (like dark circles and acne) if needed.
4. Finishing Touches.
If your brows need definition, fill in with powder and shape with a clear brow gel. When applying gel, make sure to remove excess goop from the wand and lightly brush your brows in the direction of their natural shape. For the ultimate final touch, apply a pinkish beige lipstick.
Tip: Use a little bit of concealer as a base so you can see the true color of the lipstick. This will also make the shade last longer.
In order to understand the constantly changing trends in cosmetics,
it is interesting to take a look at the evolution of makeup.
Women and yes men, have been wearing cosmetics for centuries, although the styles have certainly undergone some dramatic changes over time. Today's trend seems to have reverted to the more natural look with a blending of styles from the past.
In today's world, a woman has literally hundreds of cosmetics to choose from, with
a wide variety of colors and uses. For a younger look, the options available are as simple as skin hydrators and rejuvenators, advancing to chemical skin peels, the now-popular Botox, collagen injections, and ending with the more-drastic surgical facelift. However here at ICU we encourage a makeup applicatin to enhance the beauty that already exits.
It is important to reflect on one's inner beauty as the real beauty of a woman.
Outer beauty will not remain forever, no matter what drastic measures are taken. We have all heard the saying, "The eyes are the windows to the soul."
Look into your own orbits, take stock of the woman inside, and be
happy with who you are. This will reflect on your outlook on life,
which will send a message to others, and will be
returned to you through their reactions to the
LORAC AquaPRIM Oil-Free
aquaPRIME™ is a
lightweight water-based makeup primer that moisturizes and prepares
your skin for silky smooth,
long-lasting makeup application.
to hydrate and help diminish the appearance of fine lines. aquaPRIME™ is oil, silicone, paraben and fragrance free especially good for sensitive,
acne-prone skin types.
GET THE LOOK
Choose black mascara and apply it after you have curled your lashes.
Choose Physicians Formula
Plump Potion Lash Plumping Mascara for a more dramatic result and Physicians Formula Mineral Wear® Talc-Free Mineral Mascara
for sensitive eyes.
Color is Beauty. Pure Beauty is Caring!
"Where do we begin with Makeup?" Let's begin by saying,
"Kiss N Makeup"
"i love some of the simplest things life has to offer, but i do so enjoy
if we did not have color,
we as humans,
would not know
our range in life.
live life unlaced and love it!
Bring a touch of natural beauty to your eyes with these soft, translucent shades that add subtle highlights for daytime or increased drama for night.
With key vitamins A & B, these eyeshadows hydrate and minimize the appearance of fine lines. Available in an array of light-reflecting color options they can be worn wet or dry, together or alone, for countless shimmering looks and trends. The all natural consistency makes them incredibly
easy to apply and blend for a flawless finish. All our mineral makeup is
100% mineral based with no parabens,
no preservatives and no chemical dyes.
Makeup - Lashes and More!
"EXPRESSION IS EXPRESSED"
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