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Carino Massage: A Private Sanctuary Studio In WeHo

May 12, 2017

  ca·ri·ño – m. ~ (esmero) extreme care/meticulousness, attention,
(
caricia) caress, (afecto) affection, (amor) love, tenderness.

I just tried a wonderful therapist called Cariño Massage by Johnny Ray. Ray is more than an experienced technician with over 25 years behind him. He’s a true healer. He tunes in and becomes one with what your body is aching and crying for. It was a deeply healing and relaxing experience from the moment I walked into this delightful warm, candle lit studio. It really was  a whole-being, therapeutic vacation. I suggest you go for at least a 90 minute massage, my hour massage felt like just the warm up – I wanted more!

Cariño Massage brings massage out of the day spa and into an exclusive “massage-only” space, making it an accessible part of your healthy life ritual. Modern massage techniques combined with Ancient Mayan practices makes Cariño Massage a place to heal your body and center your mind.

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Cariño Massage
8350 Melrose Ave, Suite 9
West Hollywood, CA 90069323.782.0585
CarinoMassage@yahoo.com

ORIGINS OF THE “CARIÑO” MASSAGE

Meet the creator of the “Cariño” technique ~ Johnny Ray Nelson, CMT of 20 years

In the two decades since Johnny Ray first obtained his massage certification, he has studied a wide range of therapeutic techniques that serve as the foundation for his signature style called the “Cariño Massage.” These techniques include Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Sports, Reflexology, Thai, Pre/Post-Natal, Lomi Lomi, Reflexology and Integrated Breathing. He mastered these techniques through the many hours he has spent working with chiropractors, physical therapists, geriatric therapists, and at exclusive spas in Beverly Hills and West Hollywood.

The birth of the “Cariño Massage” stems from a terrifying incident in 2003 when an airplane crashed into Johnny Ray’s apartment building in Hollywood. A three-story fall from his apartment left Johnny with life-threatening injuries, among them a broken back that required immediate surgery.

Professionally, physically, and financially devastated by the accident, and told by physicians in Los Angeles that he would never be able to practice massage again, Johnny Ray sought low-cost rehabilitation in his family’s home country of El Salvador.

In El Salvador Johnny Ray’s path to recovery was facilitated by a blind healer who used Ancient Mayan and Papil Indian traditions and beliefs for healing, centering, and realigning the body. These Ancient principles forever altered Johnny Ray’s approach and attitude towards healing and would ultimately form the foundation for the “Cariño Massage” technique.

Cariño is a Spanish word used to express deep caring for someone or something, and it was the “Cariño” that was gifted to Johnny Ray in Central America that restored his body, mind and spirit. This new understanding of healing gave him the faith in himself to start massaging again.

After four challenging years rebuilding his business and fully developing the “Cariño Massage,” Johnny Ray has expanded his private practice into a high-end massage boutique in the heart of West Hollywood. It is here that he keeps the Ancient traditions passed down to him by the blind healer alive by sharing the gift of Cariño with his exclusive client base, and training other licensed, certified massage therapists in his trademark “Cariño” style.

ARTIS Makeup Brushes

May 10, 2017

It’s no secret that celebrities, influencers and makeup artists can’t get enough of Artis. So, why would it be a surprise that everyone’s favorite celebrity makeup artists, Sir John (responsible for achieving Beyonce’s flawless looks), and Ana Marie Rizzieri (behind Rose Byrne’s gorgeous looks in Henrietta Lacks on HBO), have one major thing in common – they both love using the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7!

Sir John was recently spotted in the Byrdie.com “Just Five Things” series, calling out that he “can’t live without” the Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7, and credits it for creating Beyonce’s perfect contoured complexion in Lemonade! He also shares his love for fan-favorite, Artis Palm Brush. And if that wasn’t enough excitement for today, Ana Marie posted this photo featuring Rose Byrne and the Elite Mirror Oval 7.

Artis Elite Mirror Oval 7 ($62 at ArtisBrush.com):

This patented, perfect size face brush brilliant applies foundation, blush, highlighting, bronzing, skincare, and setting powders. Artis brushes are made exclusively with CosmeFibre, a revolutionary engineered fibre made for applying cosmetic and makeup products.

 

What’s all the rage about #Kbeauty?! SMD Cosmetics has the answer

May 9, 2017

We got wind of an amazing skin care line and had to look into this #Kbeauty trend ASAP!  What’s all the hype about? Why is it such a topic of conversation?

The trend is referred to as K-beauty, and it’s all about the ingredients. Celebrity make up artists are using it more and more too. We got to speak with 2 notable celebrity MUAs that shared with me their favorite #Kbeauty product and also gave us some tips on trends to watch for this summer!

Here is Elizabeth Hoel-Chang Celebrity Make Up Artist for the hit TV show This Is Us, on her summer skin care tips and tricks:

“I spritz a spray of rose water on my clean face before I put on my favorite natural Korean skin care products from SMD Cosmetics. I use Khiel’s SPF 50 facial sunscreen everyday under my makeup. I’ve been using SMD Cosmetics religiously since November, and now I’ve completely stopped wearing any foundation, because I don’t need it. The SMD Cleansing Oil is the perfect cleanser because it doesn’t strip my face of all the oil and disrupt my PH balance. It has been a life-saver for breakouts. Usually I’d have 4X the hormonal or summer breakouts using a stripping cleanser. I then apply a dusting of mineral powder on my face, concentrating mainly on my cheek area to correct my rocesa. Simple eyeliner and mascara, and fill in my brows. I apply a bit of bronzer or light pink blush on my cheeks and am on my way. I will sometimes blot my face with a light blotting powder, otherwise just let my face be as it is. Even if my mineral powder wears off over a long day at work, it doesn’t bother me now because my skin has repaired, plumped and become so hydrated from the help of SMD Saromae Snail Serum I also make sure I drink plenty of water and implicate more organic avocadoes in my diet since they are in season and are SO GOOD for your skin!! Along with strawberries, grapes and kale.”

So we did a little bit of digging and found out, SMD Cosmetics produces one of the most popular prestigious skin care lines in South Korea, formulated on over 2,000 years of herbal medicine wisdom! It’s a natural (which I LOVE) premium herbal medicinal-based line that is fairly new to the US.

We heard that SMD products are being used by top celebrity make-up artists, and are also now being sold at Nigel’s Beauty Emporium in Hollywood.

We also interviewed celebrity make-up artist and photographer, Troy Jensen, to give us this summers hottest skin care and make-up tips and this is what he had to say:

“I like my “muses” to come to me with radiant glowing clear skin…I love SMD Cosmetics, a K-beauty brand new to the US…some of my clients and I use the Saromae Snail Serum on the skin under make-up for radiance. I ease my clients (Jordan Sparks, Giuliana Rancic, and Mariah Carey to mention a few) into summer make up by first warming up their complexion. I choose a sheer foundation that will give them a warm wash of color. At the moment I’m obsessed with Dior Skin Nude Air Serum foundation. It’s so sheer, it literally looks invisible on the skin. Next I will add a peachy glow to the skin with Two Faced Cosmetics “sweet peach glow” pallet… it has a bronzer, a highlighter and a beautiful peach blush, to give you that instant beach babe look! I even dust a little highlighter and bronzer on the eyes and top of with this seasons IT beauty trend: tinted mascara (I love Benefit Cosmetics “there real mascara” in Beyond Blue. On the lips this summer, shimmer is a big trend and rose gold is really hot. Jouer Cosmetics has created a beautiful rose gold collection for the lips: I love “the long wear lip cream liquid lipstick in rose gold” and I go over it with Jouer’s lip topper in rose gold, focusing on the center of the lip and upper bow of the lip.”

After speaking to Elizabeth and Troy Groomed LA wants in!

I can’t wait to get my INHYUNJIN anti-aging set for myself! #Kbeauty !!! WOOT!!

SeabuckWonders – The Hot Omega On The Block

May 8, 2017

Ultimate Hair, Skin & Nails–the only product of its kind that contains Omega-7 AND Biotin. 

Why SeabuckWonders for your skin?  

Antioxidants, vitamins A, E, beta-carotene, phytonutrients, and, of course, the all important omega fatty acids, such as Omega 3, 6, 9, and the rare 7 are all crucial components for beauty from the inside out.

Sea buckthorn oil is a treasure chest of these nutrients and has been used as a secret beauty aid in Eastern Asia for over 1000 years. Taken internally or applied topically (or both!), sea buckthorn oil provides the necessary elements for ever-lasting beauty.

SeabuckWonders Sea Buckthorn Oils, Supplements and Skin Care Products

SeabuckWonders is proud to offer the first and ONLY full line of products made with 100% USDA Certified Organic Himalayan Sea Buckthorn. We’ve been the Sea Buckthorn experts for 20 years, offering supplements and personal care products with the highest concentration of sea buckthorn and Omega-7 for better results.

The SeabuckWonders Difference – What separates their products from other brands?

SeabuckWonders products contain the highest amount of sea buckthorn oil compared to competitors.

SeabuckWonders products are available at select retailers or online at:  http://www.seabuckwonders.com/products/ or on Amazon!

Rossano Ferretti Salon and Parma Product Line

May 4, 2017

Already dreaming about my haircut with Rossano Ferretti at this BH salon. I keep waiting for the right day when I can make it an event, because getting one’s hair cut by him deserves that level of specialness.

 

 

 

 

 

Beverly Hills-L.A.345 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210


Italian-born Rossano Ferretti, with his natural instinct for beauty, has founded more than 20 Salons around the world, from Milan to Madrid, Los Angeles to Mumbai, New York to Paris, London to Rome. The creation of the The Method –Rossano Ferretti’s personal beauty concept –led to a revolution in understanding the style of hair: the“invisible haircut” that falls naturally, enhancing the individual beauty of every client. For more than 20 years, Rossano Ferretti has driven the hairdressing industry with his interpretation of individual beauty. He has changed the way people perceive haircutting and hair salons with his Hairspas, combining the most beautiful worldwide locations and ‘The Method’. Become, in 2008 , the international spokesperson for L’Oreal Professionel Luxury Brands, participated, as a testimonial, in press conferences for the launch of their new best products, in the top country in the world. In 2012, Rossano Ferretti, in collaboration with L’Oreal, developed a format for a worldwide tour, beginning in Shanghai, with a tailor-made seminar inspiring the best hairdressers in the world. This series of seminars will enable Rossano to present his keys to success, all while sharing and teaching his passionate vision of “the next future of luxury experience concept in the hair business”.

And then, there is the Rossano Ferretti Parma product line…

  All products in the Rossano Ferretti Parma collection are made with a high concentration of the finest raw materials from plant and vegetable oils, optimized in durability and stability by a minimum use of the most advanced biopolymers. All products are made in Italy, for you, with love. Benefits include:

Long-lasting effect / Superior Conditioning /Softening Action /Lipid Repair/ Extraordinary Shine