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Community Highlight: Downtown Brea

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A few years ago Brea revamped their downtown area to the perfect spot for any date night or a family day. With a great variety of different restaurants and shops, there is a perfect spot for everyone!

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Dining

With almost 19 different places to eat no one is going to go hungry here. There is everything from a trendy Mac and Cheese spot to a classic Irish pub. Here are our top three delicious picks:

Cha Cha’s Latin KitchenThis energetic Mexican restaurant in Brea Downtown is always bustling with the sounds of its popular happy hour, live Latin bands, and the conversations of friends and family.

Ferrell’s-Step back in time over 100 years to see servers dressed in pin-striped vests, old fashioned ties, and cane hats. The restaurants feature the distinctive “old Farrell’s” appearance of a century past ice cream parlor. The newspaper type menu, old fashioned candy and delicious food and ice cream will let you experience or re-experience what made Farrell’s famous all across the U.S.

Taps FishhouseThe restaurant offers a celebration of seafood and steaks, along with award-winning ales and lagers handcrafted in the European tradition.

Shopping

Whether you’re just running errands or in need of serious shopping spree–Downtown Brea has something for you. Besides Old Navy, White House Black Market, and Bath & Body Works, there are several shops unique to the strip.

Sarah Bain Gallery-Sally Waranch Rajcic, owner and director of Sarah Bain Gallery, has developed a comprehensive group of emerging artists with a primary emphasis on figurative painting with strong conceptual themes.

SUO Boutique-A trendy boutique full of chic clothes and great prices.

Zen N Fit Yoga

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Entertainment

Downtown Brea has two Edward’s theaters to ensure you won’t miss any upcoming blockbusters. Or if you’re looking for laughs chek out the Brea Improv.

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Winter Heatwave

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How amazing has this weather been?! While the rest of the country has to escape to the Islands to get some sun, all we have to do is head to the backyard. Here our must-have items for this winter heatwave:

Straw fedora– A chic and easy way to keep the sun off of your face is with a hat. It is also a lifesaver for unruly beach hair. Check out our favorites at Nordstrom and ASOS.

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Sporty bikini-We are obsessed with Lululemon’s bikini line. Perfectly constructed to keep you stylish and ready for any adventure that comes your way.

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Shirt dress– Whether it is pullover or a button up, a shirt dress is so versatile! Throw it on over your bathing suit a the pool or style with wedges and bold earrings for margaritas with the girls.

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Weekend bag– A chic weekend bag is a must! We love Cleobella’s bags for function and fun boho-inspired style.

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Beach skin– Being in the sun and water can reak havok on your skin. Make sure you are keeping moisturized, wearing SPF and keeping up with your monthly facials.

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Summer here we come!

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Contour Craze

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Everyone is contouring now of days! It may look great in pictures but how do you avoid looking like a clown in person?! Here of our favorite tips to keep you looking flawless:

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DO use the right blending products. We love The Original Beauty Blender and a Kabuki brush.

DON’T use shades that are too light or dark. You should be using a color that is two shades ligher than your skin and a color that is two shades darker than your skin. Any more will be too hard to blend and leave you with a harsh look.

DO know your face shape and apply makeup accordingly to achieve the best individualized look. (image credit makeup.com)

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DON’T skip the blush. Your face has many different colors on it. When you cover it up with one solid color it can look unnatural and flat. That is where the beauty of blush, highlighting and contouring comes in.

DO use a highlighter. This is an easy way to add dimension to your face. Use it on all the high parts of your face, the bridge of your nose and cheek bones.

DON’T neglect your lips. While a nude lip looks great with a smokey eye, leaving them untouched will make them disappear. If you don’t want a dramatic lip, try a matte lip product like NARS matte lipstick pencil.

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Hydration Station!

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It is vital to keep your skin hydrated in the brutal months of winter. Here are some ways to keep your skin glowing:

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Water-The #1 way to keep your skin looking amazing is from the inside out. If you find drinking 8 glasses a day is difficult, change it up! Green tea, hot or cold, will keep you hydrated and has amazing additional benefits! Benefits such as antioxidants and is proven to boost your metabolism. Make a game out of drinking your 64 ounces by labeling a water jug with encouraging messages or challenge a friend!

Foods-Walnuts, pumpkin seeds, chia seed, cantaloupe, strawberries, watermelon, avocado, kale, olive oil and coconut oil all have incredible hydrating properties.

Daily care- Make sure you moisturize every morning and night. At night use a heavier cream or serum so your skin can soak it in while you sleep. Don’t forget to give extra attention to the skin around your eyes as that skin is very thin.

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Avoid-The sun can be even harsher in winter. Do your best to avoid it but if you must be outdoors always use additonal sunscreen. The sunscreen in your make-up or moisturizer won’t cut it. You need another layer, at least SPF 40. Stay away from alcohol. Alcohol is a heptotoxin-meaning it is a toxin to the cells that detoxify your body. That’s why after a night of drinking you may feel like you’ve aged 5 years. Skip the long steamy showers. Long, hot showers are known to strip skin of its moisture and wash away protective oils.

Matianence- Facials aren’t just for relaxing. They keep your skin healthy, youthful and most importantly, fresh. It is suggested to go once a month to maintain your beautiful skin.

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Best Brow Practices

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A good brow look should anchor the face and complement your features, acting as the frame of the canvas that is your face.

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Follow the “Golden Ratio”What is the Golden Ratio? If you want the full-on mathematical explanation you can see the Wikipedia here, basically it has been used in both art and nature as an aesthetically pleasing proportion. (image credit Anastasia):

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1. The beginning of the brows goes from a straight line from the side of your nose
2. The arch should be from the tip of your nose through your pupil
3. The end is a line from your outer nose through the outer eye corner

 

Brush your brows

Brushing your brows will help you visualize where they need to be filled in. Make sure to brush the hairs up, starting from the front working towards the tail of the brow.

 

Shade in your brows

Now that you can see which hairs need to be filled it, go ahead and lightly shade in your brows. It is important not to over shade the brows or else they will become darker than your natural brow color.

 

Outline your brows

Outlining your brows will give them a little bit more detail and fullness. To achieve that perfectly detailed look, outline the hairs starting from the front and ending at the tail. Much like shading, outlining the brow is most effective with a gentle touch.

 

Set your brows

To achieve that perfect finish, apply a brow wax or gel to lock the brows in place and comb the hairs up. Brush the hairs up will show the hair texture, which is important for natural looking brows.

 

Consult the experts

Make an appointment to come see one of our amazing brow experts at California Wax. They will help you with the perfect brow shape for your face and can teach you how to fill them in. Giving you that effortless look you are looking for.

 

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