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Awaken Med Spa provides a luxurious day spa experience with the latest in medical, and aesthetic treatments. Let our professional, certified staff help you unwind with spa treatments, or consult with you on the latest technologies and skincare, to achieve the cosmetic goals you desire. Our goal at Awaken Med Spa, is to collaborate with you on a path to a lifetime of beautiful skin.
When you first enter our spacious, beautifully designed med spa, you're not just keeping an appointment; you're starting a relationship with our highly trained, compassionate staff that will be tailored to achieve your aesthetic goals. You'll feel supported and cared for through every step of your journey towards a lifetime of beautiful skin.
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Awaken Spa and Laser Center offers laser treatments, including IPL, YAG, and vein therapy, using the M22 laser. Micro-needling with PRP corrects texture; including scarring, tone, and tightness of the skin. Permanent hair reduction with the Lumenis Light Sheer Duet laser guarantees undeniable results.
We offer a complimentary consultation regarding any of our services, including Botox and Juvéderm. To compliment these services, Awaken offers massages, facials, body treatments and much more, by our trained and certified therapists, and aestheticians. Many of our treatments are also performed by a nurse practitioner or a physician.
Take your spa experience home with medical grade skincare, including ZO by Dr. Zein Obagi, SkinMedica, SkinCeuticals and Jane Iredale cosmetics. Awaken stays on the cutting edge with knowledgeable staff and physicians.
Our Mission at Awaken Med Spa, is to be the Panhandle’s trusted leader in the aesthetic industry, by providing a professional, relaxing atmosphere, by highly trained, and certified staff members. Our client’s goals are our top priority, and we aim to accomplish these goals in a compassionate and safe way.
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20 AMAZING NATURAL HOME REMEDIES
The eyes are the most striking feature of a person's face and they are the first thing that people look closely at, so perhaps that's why everyone wants beautiful, thick and long eyelashes. You could, of course, use false eyelashes or expensive thickening mascaras to enhance the look of your lashes, but with so many natural home remedies that will help your lashes grow; why would you? If you want your lashes to grow longer and thicker fast, take a look at these 20 great home remedies that will encourage your lashes to grow.
1. CASTOR OIL
Castor oil has amazing hydrating properties and it is well known as a home treatment to make lashes grow longer. For the best results, apply caster oil to your lashes when you go to bed and leave it on overnight. If you do that every night, you should start to see some results in a couple of weeks.
2. GROOM YOUR LASHES
Brush your lashes daily and that will keep them clean and it will encourage them to grow. A daily brush for about five minutes will clean off dust and dirt and it will help promote better blood circulation to the follicles. Just make it a regular part of your daily beauty regime and you will soon start to see an improvement in your lashes.
3. COCONUT MILK
Coconut milk contains essential fats and protein that will nourish your lashes and help make them grow faster. Soak a cotton wool ball in coconut oil and then apply it to your lashes. Leave it in for about ten minutes, then wash it off with Luke warm water. This is best done after you brushed your lashes first, because the coconut oil will be absorbed better into clean lashes.
4. TAKE A BREAK FROM FALSE LASHES
While false lashes do provide an instant touch of glamour to your look, putting them on and taking them off again can break your lashes. You might just have to give the false lashes a break while you are trying out some of these home remedies for longer lashes, so that you give your eyelashes a chance to grow naturally.
5. MASSAGE YOUR EYELIDS
Massaging your eyelids will improve the blood flow to your follicles and that will help encourage growth and strengthen the lashes. Stronger eyelashes will mean fewer breakages, so massage your eyelids in a circular motion for about five minutes a day with a bit of olive oil on your fingertips. Be gentle, though, or you will see stars!
6. SHEA BUTTER
Just like the hair on your head, if your lashes become dehydrated, they will become brittle and more prone to breakage. Shea butter is wonderfully hydrating and it contains vitamins B and E, which are perfect for nourishing eyelashes. Apply shea butter with a cotton wool swab and leave it to sit for five minutes before you rinse it off again with cool water. If you do that, two to three times a week, your lashes will have all the nourishment they need to grow thick and long.
7. DON'T RUB YOUR EYES
Half the battle with growing long lashes is not damaging the lashes that you have. Be gentle with your lashes, because they can easily break, and avoid rubbing your eyes hard with your fingers. If you have got into the habit of rubbing your eyes when you are tired, it might be difficult to stop, but try to remember that every time you rub your eyes, you run the risk of breaking a few lashes.
Eggs are a wonderful natural home remedy for encouraging the growth of eyelashes. They are full of protein that will nourish your lashes and they also contain biotin and vitamins that will improve the texture and strength of lashes. Beat up one whole egg with a tablespoon of glycerine until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Apply that mixture to your lashes with some cotton wool and leave it to sit for 15 minutes. Regular application of eggs to your lashes will usually have an effect after a couple of months.
9. OLIVE OIL
Olive oil has so many different uses in home beauty treatments. It works wonders on hair and skin and it can also make your lashes grow too. As well as being incredibly hydrating, olive oil also contains antioxidants and vitamins that protect your lashes and make them grow faster. The easiest way to apply olive oil to your lashes is to use a clean mascara brush. If you brush your lashes with olive oil every night before you go to bed, you will soon start to see an improvement in the length and thickness of your lashes.
10. DON'T RUB YOUR EYES
Eating a healthy, well balanced diet is so important for your health and it will make your skin, hair and lashes look great as well. If you want long and thick lashes, you will need to give them the vitamins and minerals that they need to grow and you will find those vitamins in fresh fruit and vegetables. Your lashes also need protein to stay healthy, so eat plenty of fish, eggs and other protein rich foods.
OF EMMA STONE
Few actresses are more likable than Emma Stone. She is spunky, talented, self-deprecating and slightly goofy. But unlike some approachable actresses, who stick with the pretty if bland aesthetic, Ms. Stone is as soignée as they come.
“She’s very spirited when it comes to fashion,” said Petra Flannery, her stylist for the past decade. “She’s a very animated person, and my goal is to make the clothes complement all of that, whether it’s through color, or a material that makes it unique, or an interesting design.”
It helps that like the variety of characters she inhabits — Ms. Stone is nominated for an Oscar in the best actress category for the feel-good musical film “La La Land” — she has range. She comes alive in marigold (a flirty, floral-printed Gucci creation at a W magazine party last month, which Ms. Flannery called “the ultimate party dress”); sky blue (a crystal-encrusted Prada dress at the Los Angeles “La La Land” premiere in December); and even pale sea foam (a shimmering Atelier Versace gown at the Venice Film Festival in September, which seemed to have gone through a very expensive shredder).
Strange proportions are also fair game. At the EE British Academy Film Awards, familiarly known as the Baftas, this month, Ms. Stone managed to make a tea-length embroidered smoke gray organza dress over above-the-ankle pants (Chanel haute couture, mind you) seem like kismet. “The look was so cool because of the pants, but also it was a little Lucille Ball because of the ’50s shape of the dress,” Ms. Flannery said.
It was not the first time Ms. Stone carried off a tricky Chanel design — or pants on the red carpet, for that matter. While an ornate embroidered jacket and a heavy silver and gold column skirt, both in tweed, might have sapped the youth out of some, Ms. Stone was a sophisticated jeune fille in the Chanel Métiers d’Art outfit she wore to the Paris premiere of “La La Land.”
Yet Ms. Stone doesn’t overdose on opulence. Like a palate cleanser, the actress peppered her red carpet look with minimal slip dresses (a rich burgundy number by the Row for the London premiere of “La La Land” in January and a strappy black Stella McCartney design at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival this month). Another Stella McCartney, a midnight blue jumpsuit worn to the Oscar Nominees Luncheon a few days later, was also relatively spare, though the puffed one-sleeve cut had plenty of quirk.
“I always want to keep it fresh and fun,” Ms. Flannery said. To that end, she works with a combination of custom and runway pieces. “I love doing custom, because it’s nice to know you’re really surprising people,” she said, pointing to the glittering star-bedecked Valentino gown Ms. Stone wore to the Golden Globes last month. Sourcing directly from the runway used to be the gold standard, but, Ms. Flannery said, “it’s different today with social media.”
“Instagram images pop up all over,” she continued, “and by the time a dress comes from the runway, it can feel like you’ve seen it already.”
Luckily, Ms. Flannery has such access — Ms. Stone, after all, is a red carpet score for any designer — that she can nab a collection piece before it has ever left the studio. Such was the case when she secured the remarkable Alexander McQueen dress with lily pad embroidery that Ms. Stone wore to the Screen Actors Guild Awards in January. With asymmetrical draping and a lace bodice, the design was a visual feat: Ms. Stone looked as though she was partially undressed.
Ms. Flannery said the gown was from the label’s 2017 pre-fall collection, which “had not been viewed by anybody yet.” She reserved the piece a couple of weeks before the awards ceremony as she was passing through London with Ms. Stone.
“It’s true designers love her,” Ms. Flannery said, “but also Emma appreciates fashion from an artist’s point of view. Style is innate. It’s in her bones.”
INSIDE ACTRESS MINNIE DRIVER'S HOLLYWOOD HILLS HOME
House Tour: Minnie Driver's Hollywood Hills Home Echoes her "English Gypsy" Upbringing.
She may be a longtime Los Angeles resident, but actress Minnie Driver can't help bringing English wit and charm - and just a touch of eccentricity - to her new home in the Hollywood Hills .
A Couple of years ago, Minnie Driver sold what she calls the "big old Spanish-style house in the hills", where she'd lived for 18 years, and bought a 1940's ranch house, also in the Hollywood Hills, with less square footage but a larger garden and a pool. She would soon begin filming the ABC comedy series Speechless, in which she plays a feisty mom of three, including a teenage boy with cerebral palsy. (The show debuted to raves and has been renewed)
Driver new she wanted to enlist a designer to help with her new home. " i simply didn't have the time to do it myself," she says. "But I had a clear idea of what I wanted." Her mother, English interior designer Gaynor Churchward, suggested she look through decorating books and magazines in search of ideas.
"It turned out that every drawing room or bedroom or chair that I loved was by Peter Dunham." says Driver. "I thought, there's no way he's going to American - he must be European." her hunch was correct: Dunham, like Driver, was born in England and moved to Los Angeles in the 1990's.
The actress and the designer share an eclectic aesthetic, Dunham says, because "we're English gypsies." Driver was raised by well-traveled parents and spent much of her childhood in Barbados; her mother, who recently turned 80, is now a consultant for a Turkish Textile firm. Dunham was brought up in Spain and France and returned to England for boarding school, where many of his friends had parents and grandparents who had been colonial officials during the last days of the Raj.
“The English have always had a fascination with other cultures, whether Mediterranean, Far Eastern or African,” Dunham explains. “We brought all these different influences back with us when we returned from the colonies.” Those influences have informed Dunham’s line of spirited and colorful fabrics, which are adorned with paisleys, Indian florals and tribal motifs. And yet Driver was initially drawn to this house for its quintessentially English feel.
“Everyone who walks in here says that they expect to find the queen in the loo,” she says. The garden has herbaceous borders, a maypole and a gazebo, “which is so set up for tea, it’s not funny.” It’s also English in that “it’s not scared of being odd,” she says. “You wouldn’t necessarily put a chintz chair with a suzani in a living room and expect it to work, but I grew up in houses like that, and that’s what I’ve done here.”
The living room sofa is covered in a Schumacher fabric, the cocktail table, the 1940s Italian walnut side table, the lamp and the jute rug are all from Hollywood at Home. The ’50s French bergère is covered in a Lee Jofa floral and vintage French armchairs are upholstered in a 1960s suzani.
Nowhere is this fearless eccentricity more apparent than in Driver’s bedroom, previously a white box. When Dunham presented her with some vintage textiles, Driver picked out an Indian block print and zeroed in on the border. They blew it up on a laser printer and created a new fabric, which Dunham used more or less everywhere in the room — as wallcovering, as curtains, as Roman shades. “It was a huge leap of faith,” says Driver. “I was terrified that I was going to hate it.” Driver’s boyfriend, curator Neville Wakefield — “who has a wonderful design aesthetic himself, and would much rather the room stay a white box,” she says — told her that it was the moment to try something extreme. “And it’s exquisite. It’s like being inside a kaleidoscope.”
In the master bedroom, the bed by Hollywood at Home is dressed in Deborah Sharpe Linens, the antique George IV settee retains its original leather and the wall covering and shade are of Minnie Maharani by Peter Dunham Textiles.
In the family room, the actress’s own artwork hangs over a sofa re-covered in a paisley by Peter Dunham Textiles, a custom sofa is upholstered in a Schumacher performance fabric, the armchairs are from the ’70s and the cocktail table base is from an antique Chinese opium bed. The custom rug is from Dunham’s shop, Hollywood at Home, the pendant light is vintage and the walls are in Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White.
Dunham has since introduced the fabric as part of his linen collection, dubbing it Minnie Maharani. Throughout the house, vintage pieces are mixed with furnishings from Dunham’s Hollywood at Home line and a few items from Driver’s past — often spruced up with Dunham’s fabrics. A love seat between the living room’s two bookshelves was covered with a Berber rug that she had custom made over two months when she was filming The Red Tent in Morocco.
A sofa that she spent a summer building with a furniture-maker friend was recut to fit the more casual family room and reupholstered in a faded cream paisley on a blue ground.
Driver was inclined to get rid of a set of old dining room chairs, the legs of which her late dogs had chewed when they were puppies. Dunham encouraged her to rehabilitate them: “It will remind you of your beloved dogs.” Driver suggested that they re-cover the seats with mismatched Islamic and African fabrics. “As opposed to a lot of my other clients, Minnie loves the participatory part,”says Dunham. “I would bring her options, and she would twist them around. She has an instinct for it.”
The chairs in the dining area came from Driver’s former house and were re-covered in vintage Islamic and African textiles, the banquette is covered in a Pindler stripe, the chandelier is by Hollywood at Home, the vintage rug is from Jamal’s Rug Collection and the watercolors are by Konstantin Kakanias.
For all of its exotic touches, the house is “multipurpose,” says Driver. “It has to be, because I have an eight-year-old son, which means there are often kids running around. The playroom is in the garage, and they’re not allowed in my lovely grown-up living room with sticky fingers.” Wakefield is often joined by his two teenage sons.
In Driver’s son’s bedroom, the bunk beds and cabinetry are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Poolside and the bedding is from Driver’s home collection for HSN.
“The house gets full,” she says, “but there are lots of places to get away from everybody. It’s nice to have communal areas, and it’s also nice to have places to disappear to.
The master bath features a Venetian mirror, a 1950s bar cart by Mathieu Matégot, and a vintage rug, the flooring is oak and the walls are painted in Benjamin Moore’s Navajo White.
This story was originally published in the April 2017 issue of ELLE DECOR.
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