Tuesday, October 11, 2016

6 DIY Fall Nail Art Ideas
Amy the Esthetician

Nail art is kind of a big deal right now. If you need proof just google the latest New York Fashion Week and check out the runway models nails… Like I said, it’s pretty big and a fun way to show off some personality.  There are some crazy talented nail artists out there that can do anything from intricate floral detail to realistic Star Wars characters and everything in between. However, that’s not why we’re here. This post is all about do it yourself nail art. Specifically for fall, because well, it’s fall. Now before you roll your eyes and think there’s no way you can do this on yourself, just wait. I’ve listed the top 6 trendy nail art that look bomb but is really simple to do. I’ve explained the simple steps under each photo. Check it out!

Triangle Cutout

Take a basic nail color and make it work appropriate edgy!

It’s easier to accomplish this look by taking a small brush first and outlining the triangle at the base of the nail. Then use the normal polish brush to paint the rest of the nail. 

Reverse French Tip

I love this bold yet classy look and it's so easy to do!

Paint your base color on the whole nail. Next take your top color and start painting slightly above the cuticle so your base color peaks out.

Bold Lines

Trust me on this; You need to invest in a good matte top coat. Matte is so “in” right now and will be for a long time. What’s even more “in” is mixing matte with shiny.

Now listen closely. Paint your base color, put down your striping tape (what’s in the picture) or use a glittery polish. Top the whole nail with the matte top coat. Take your regular shiny top coat and only paint a thin line directly over the striping tape. Gorgeous, right?


You cannot tell me you haven’t noticed the marble trend. Nope, I wont believe you. Pair marble nail art with some neutral colors with a splash of glitter; OH MY, my heart's racing!!

First pick out some coordinating neutral colors. Next you’ll need a thin brush to do that marble lines. Don’t worry, the shakier your hands are the better. Marble’s imperfect lines are what makes it so beautiful.

Matte with Glitter

Here we go again with mixing matte and shiny. I told you I love it!

There’s not much to explain here other than the theme is fall. So I painted some gorgeous deep fall colors. Also, gold goes with everything.

Holiday Theme

This is where you can get all sorts of crazy with your designs.

Don’t freak out! This is easier than you think. Look at the art in layers. For the spider: draw the body first then the line/web coming from the top. Last the legs. For the web: draw 4 lines coming from the corner of the nail. Connect each of the lines with smaller swooping horizontal lines. I told you, easy!

Nail art does take practice but hopefully now you see that you can easily do some of the most trendy designs. Nothing beats looking FAB while saving some money! If you’re dying for more inspiration, check out my Instagram account @amytheesthetician. It’s been real you guys. Thanks for listening to me. 

Sunday, April 10, 2016

~CONTEST~ Snap, Post, & WIN!

Contest Overview: “Contest Period” begins Monday April 11, 2016 and ends Saturday April 30, 2016 at 11:59 pm EST.

How To Enter: During the contest period, follow Sodeë Naturals on Facebook and Instagram (@sodeenaturals) and post an original photo of the Sodeë product you love either taken in-store or from home using the tags/hashtags #mysodeelove & #contest. Each photo shared will receive one (1) entry into the contest.

Entry Restrictions: Limit of one (1) entry per Instagram/Facebook user per day, provided that each entry includes a photo that is different than photo(s) previously submitted by such person as Contest entries.

Judging: Winner will be randomly selected from all entries received during the Contest Period. Winner will be announced on Sodeë Naturals Facebook and Instagram account on May 1, 2016. It is the entrant’s sole responsibility to make sure that his/her account settings allow for Sodeë Naturals to view and/or post on his/her photo if they are to be selected as a winner.

Prizes – One (1) Grand Prize: One lucky winner will receive a $75.00 Gift Certificate to Sodeë Naturals which can be used online at www.sodeenaturals.com or in-store at our Downtown Scottsdale, Arizona location. Winner will be required to submit his/her e-mail address to Sodeë Naturals to receive their prize. 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

DIY Skin Brightening Toner

One of my favorite things about Sodeë Naturals is research & development; getting to "play" with new recipes is my kind of fun. Downtime is spent browsing for do-it-yourself skin care recipes using natural ingredients to try and share. 
Here is a great simple facial toner recipe from shwinandshwin.com using only three ingredients!

link to recipe: Skin Brightening Toner by Shwin&Shwin

I tried this recipe and loved it! Though it is a simple recipe it has many benefits for your skin.

 Some of this toners natural benefits are:

  • Helps diminish discoloration caused by scars, skin disorders, and age spots .
  • Natural antibacterial properties to minimize black heads and prevent further breakouts.
  • Gently exfoliates removing dead skin cells promoting new cell growth.
  • Effective yet gentle astringent.
  • Shrinks blood vessels, reducing redness and inflammation.
  • Tightens skin and minimizes large pores.

I found these cute colorful bottles at IKEA for less than $2 for a pack of four :)

The acids in the lemon juice may be irritating to some people, I suggest to do a test spot on your neck (just under your right/left jaw). Apply toner to spot, let sit, wash off if any irritation occurs. You can also dilute the lemon juice with water before mixing with witch hazel for a gentler solution.

Want to keep the glow going all day? After cleansing & toning, follow with Sodeë Naturals 24 Hour Face Lotion. Made with Orchid Flower Extract for flawless, even tone skin.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Benefits of Orchid Flower Extract

Did you know that the beautiful and unique Orchid flower is more than just a pretty face?
 It has been used for centuries in Asia for its repairing and protective properties and today flower extracts are big news in skin care. Often considered the "perfect plant" for the skin, with complexion enhancing benefits its no wonder orchid extract is becoming a popular ingredient in cosmetic products.

Benefits of Orchid Extract:
  • Contains minerals that exist naturally in the skin; such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc that help nourish skin.
  • Counteracts the signs of aging, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, improving the skin's overall appearance.
  • Helps regulate skin pigmentation allowing natural coloration.
  • Increases cell production improving skin's strength, smoothness, and elasticity.

At Sodeë Naturals we strive to use the most beneficial ingredients that nature supplies. Links to where you can find our skin products made with Orchid Flower Extract:

24 HOUR FACE LOTION- For an all day healthy glow.
NORMAL-DRY FACE LOTION- Adds much needed moisture for all day soft skin.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Benefits of Dead Sea Mud

 Hundreds of thousands of people each year visit the Dead Sea and take advantage of it's mud rich in over twenty-five different minerals and nutrients. The beauty secret to Dead Sea Mud isn't anything new; Cleopatra and King Herod used the rich mud to add extra life to the skin. Today Dead Sea Mud is used worldwide to naturally improve skin and body functions.

Here are just a few of the amazing benefits of Dead Sea Mud:

  • The main minerals found in the mud are: Calcium, Magnesium, Bromide, Chloride, and Potassium Sodium which are responsible for accelerating cell growth and increasing skin's water capacity.
  • Kills acne causing bacteria and assists in drawing out skins toxins.
  • Contains Zinc to help heal damaged skin, naturally balance skins PH and stimulate collagen giving skin a better tone and natural radiance.
  • Helps to relieve stress in the skin and indirectly soothes sensitivities.

Minerals play a very important roll in correct skin functioning, a deficiency of one of these minerals can disrupt skin cell activity leading to dryness, inflammation, and early aging. The skin absorbs minerals applied externally so add a product rich in Dead Sea Mud to your beauty routine to restore skin's healthy glow. We recommend using  Dead Sea Mud Soap  both morning and night to cleanse skin and draw out impurities leaving your skin glowing and gorgeous!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Benefits of Red Raspberry Seed Oil

Picking fresh red raspberries are one of the many reasons we love the summertime. Red raspberries are not only delicious but they are also loaded with Vitamins and Minerals. Just like you would add them to your diet for a strong,healthy body, you'll want to add them to your beauty regimen to promote beautiful skin and hair.

Red Raspberry Seed Oil is wonderful in skin care products with ant-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Benefits of Red Raspberry Seed Oil for SKIN:

  • Concentrated source of Vitamin A to provide moisture retention and support the aging process slowing down cellular damage. 
  • High in Vitamin E, assisting in repairing cellular damage and combats free radicals.
  • Aid in the relief of itchy, red, irritated skin caused by eczema, skin lesions and psoriasis.
  • Rich in Omega 3,6 and 9 Essential Fatty Acids to keep skin hydrated, plumper, and younger looking.
  • Reduces inflammation which minimizes the appearance of broken capillaries.
  • Improves skin's elasticity, diminishing fine lines and premature wrinkles.
  • High antioxidant and phytosterols offering the skin a natural broad spectrum protection from UV-A and UV-B rays.



Benefits of Red Raspberry Seed Oil for HAIR:
  • Vitamin C prevents moisture loss, promoting a healthy scalp.
  • Nurtures hair strands and helps to mend split ends.
  • Full of B Vitamins to reduce hair loss and generates new growth.
  • Promotes silky, soft hair and adds elasticity and suppleness.
  • Gives hair a beautiful shine and luster.
At Sodeë Naturals we strive to use the most beneficial ingredients that nature supplies. Links to where you can find our skin and hair products enriched with Red Raspberry Seed Oil:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pucker Up!

Lips need help at times to stay soft and in puckering condition.

 Exfoliate with our all natural lip scrubs followed by our moisturizing lip balms containing Tamanu Oil & Lanolin will keep your lips soft and kissable. 

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