Health & Skincare

Do this tonight, for better hair tomorrow

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Our relationship with our hair can be quite a tricky one. Some days it looks great, but more often than not, we find ourselves frustrated with frizz, dryness, or breakage.

Here are a few quick tips and products that will have your hair looking better in no time!

Step 1: Use a wetbrush! The Wetbrush effortlessly brushes through wet or dry hair, without any harsh pulling. When your hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable state. The Wetbrush gently loosens knots, so it won’t cause any breakage.

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Step 2: Stop wrapping your hair in a bath towel! Instead, use a rapid dry towel. Regular bath towels rough up your cuticle which leads to frizz and breakage. The Aquis rapid dry towel absorbs water more quickly and it doesn’t cause any friction on the hair cuticle.

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Step 3: Take your vitamins! Vitamins are great at promoting strength in your hair. We love these ones from HUM Nutrition. They are packed full of all natural supplements that promote hair growth, shine, and color protection.

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All Images Via Google

Best Skincare with Pumpkin

 image via Maximum FX Salons

image via Maximum FX Salons

Fall is finally here! We couldn’t be more excited for the cooler temperatures and all the fun beauty trends to try.

For most people fall means swapping your shimmering pink lip gloss for a matte berry lipstick, but it’s also a great time to switch up your skincare routine. What better way to transition into fall with some pumpkin infused skincare?

Pumpkin is a great source of enzymes that can help smooth out your skin by supporting your cell turnover. Pumpkin is also packed full of vitamin c and vitamin a. By incorporating some pumpkin into your skincare routine, you’'ll notice a huge improvement in the tone and texture of your skin. We hope you try out this fall trend and remember that pumpkin is great for pie and your face!

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  1. Peter Thomas Roth Pumpkin Enzyme Mask: This dual exfoliator mask contains both a physical and chemical exfoliant, for maximum resurfacing. The enzymes will help to removed dead skin build up so that serums and moisturizers can fully absorb into the surface your skin. The best part about this mask is that it smells just like pumpkin pie!


  2. If facial scrubs aren’t your thing, we recommend trying the Too Cool For School Pumpkin 24K Gold Sheet Mask. This mask contains all the benefits of pumpkin but is designed to hydrate your skin as well. If you’re more on the dry side, we highly recommend this decadent mask to plump up your skin and restore its natural glow.


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Why You Should Be Rolling Your Face

 Image via: Anthropolgie.com 

Image via: Anthropolgie.com 

 

By now, you've probably seen or heard about gemstone facial rollers.  These dual-ended facial massagers help to release facial tension, help with the absorption of oils and serums, and according to crystal healers have the ability to ward of stress and bad energy.  Whether you believe the claims or not, gemstone rollers are a fun beauty trend to try.

The first step to trying a facial roller is choosing your gemstone.  There are many different options to choose from.  We recommend trying jade or rose quartz.  If you opt for a jade roller,  you'll see a reduction in inflammation and water retention. This stone is known for its healing properties and is great for those with easily irritated skin. 

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Image via: Anthropologie.com 

If rose quartz seems more like your style, you'll notice the smoothing out of your fine lines and wrinkles.  Rose quartz is known for reducing the signs of stress and promoting circulation.  

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Image via: Herbivore.com 

Gemstone rollers are super easy to use.  Simply apply your favorite oil or serum to your skin and roll upward along the contours of your face.  You can even chill your roller in the fridge, before you use it on your face.  The cooler temp will help to reduce puffiness.

Once your skincare is massaged in, you can complete the rest of your daily routine.

We hope you enjoyed this article.  Gemstone rollers can be found at Sephora, Amazon, or other online retailers.

Happy Rolling Friends!

Best Sunscreens

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With the arrival of warmer weather, it's time we start getting more serious about sun protection.  Finding the right formula of sunscreen, can be tricky.  There are plenty of options on the market, from creams, sprays, and even powders.  One of our favorite lines of spf is, SUPERGOOP!  

We love SUPERGOOP for their incredible formulas, commitment to non-toxic ingredients, and great range of products.  We've hand selected a few of our faves, from the line.  We hope you get around to testing SUPERGOOP, for yourself!  

1. The City Sunscreen Serum tops our list because it's perfect for year round sun protection.  Remember, just because the sun isn't out, doesn't mean you shouldn't be wearing your spf.  We like to layer this serum under our day to day makeup.  It's lightweight but leaves the skin feeling soft and smooth.

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2.  Don't forget to protect your lips, from the harmful summer rays!  We love that SUPERGOOP has developed a lip and cheek product that not only looks great but provides you with plenty protection from the sun.  The Perk Up Lip and Cheek Tint is great for all skin tones and is the perfect way to transition your beauty look from picnic at the beach to drinks at the pier.

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3. Lastly, we are loving the Invincible Setting Powder!  This powder is great for setting your makeup or can be used throughout the day, to touch up.  It comes in four different shades and has a retractable brush head, for easy application.  Toss it in your beach bag or makeup bag and you'll be good to go.

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* All images via supergoop.com 

Biossance Skincare

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Looking to switch up your skincare routine?  Then look no further than Biossance.  This Northern California based skincare line creates products that protect and nourish your skin without the use of any harsh chemicals.  Not only do their products work exceptionally well, but- Biossance is committed to giving back.  All of the ingredients used to make their products are sustainably sourced and they never test on animals.  So, what do you have to lose?  Here are some of our favorite Biossance products below.

1. Squalane and Antioxidant Cleansing Oil

 This antioxidant-rich cleanser gently removes makeup and impurities without stripping your skin.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

This antioxidant-rich cleanser gently removes makeup and impurities without stripping your skin.  It will leave your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

 

2. Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil

 What's not to love about this oil?  It's the perfect way to add a bit of glow to your skin, as well as improve its texture and tone.  Try it alone or under makeup to get the most radiant skin.   

What's not to love about this oil?  It's the perfect way to add a bit of glow to your skin, as well as improve its texture and tone.  Try it alone or under makeup to get the most radiant skin.

 

3. Squalane + Peptide Eye Gel 

 There's a reason why this eye gel is a best seller.  It packs a punch by reducing dark circles and puffiness all at once. Dap a small amount under your eyes and before your concealer.  You'll be looking fresh and awake all day.

There's a reason why this eye gel is a best seller.  It packs a punch by reducing dark circles and puffiness all at once. Dap a small amount under your eyes and before your concealer.  You'll be looking fresh and awake all day.

You can check out more Biossance products at https://biossance.com/ !

DIY Beauty - Homemade Hair Care

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Homemade Hair Care

"Shampoo is one of those “necessary evils” in life. No one wants to go around with an oily mop, but the products designed to clean said mop are usually full of unhealthy ingredients that can pollute your scalp and your local ecosystem. The solution? Homemade shampoos made with natural ingredients. And before you write off the idea of homemade shampoo as the domain of hippies, rest assured that these DIY recipes really do get your hair clean and shiny, whether your hair is oily, dry, or somewhere in between!" Check out this list of homemade haircare products from Rodale's Organic Life!

All Natural Anti-Aging

 "In anti-aging skin care, there are many alternative treatments you'll come across, from skin-needling to Ayurvedic medicine to a diet detox, but all of them aren't created equal." If you've been experiencing the unpleasantness of dry/dull skin or wrinkles, and miss that youthful glow, why not shake up your routine from the inside out? Shelve the special creams or potions and see what mother nature has to offer.   Rodale's Organic Life  examines and explains the science behind some of today's biggest anti-aging natural skincare trends.  Check out the 4 regimens that made the cut!     

"In anti-aging skin care, there are many alternative treatments you'll come across, from skin-needling to Ayurvedic medicine to a diet detox, but all of them aren't created equal." If you've been experiencing the unpleasantness of dry/dull skin or wrinkles, and miss that youthful glow, why not shake up your routine from the inside out? Shelve the special creams or potions and see what mother nature has to offer.

Rodale's Organic Life examines and explains the science behind some of today's biggest anti-aging natural skincare trends. Check out the 4 regimens that made the cut! 

 

DIY Beauty: Apple Cider Vinegar For Hair And Skin

Move over coconut oil, there's a new sheriff in town and it's right around the corner in your very own pantry -- apple cider vinegar. This cooking staple also happens to be an oft overlooked nutritional powerhouse, chalked full of probiotics, acetic acid (which kills acne causing bacteria), polyphenols, magnesium, and potassium. This combination of nutrients make ACV especially effective at keeping skin clear, getting rid of stubborn dandruff, soothing sunburn, and so much more! Check out some of these ideas on POPSUGAR BEAUTY!

The Secret to Perfect Skin

The secret to any perfect makeup application starts with your skin. Through the combination of a nourishing skincare regimen and seamless foundation application, you get the most out of any other products you apply and bring out that natural, healthy glow.

Delicious Beauty Tricks For The Foodie In All Of US

We're big believers that a healthy, youthful glow starts on the inside with a wholesome (but still yummy) diet, comprised of a wide variety of ingredients straight from mama nature. But better still, these same items can be used to great benefit on our skin and hair, making them stronger, softer, and all around more resilient. For the low-down all the delicious and nutritious foodie beauty tricks you haven't thought of, head on over to The Knot!

Organic Skincare For Chilly Winter Days

Brrrrrrrrr! Along with the chilly turning of the season comes that not-so-pleasant, persistent dry skin. Luckily, there are some incredibly nourishing lotions out there that bodylotioningredients-sheabutter-1000skip the chemicals (which can dry your skin out even more) and use only the gentlest organic moisturizers out there. Check out this list from Rodale's Organic Life, and get some ideas on how to keep your skin glowing all year round!

Color Correcting For All Skin Types

Ever wonder what you do with those strange pastel colored makeup sticks & concealers, and where to use them? This handy guide from Racked breaks it all down in gorgeous and simple detail. When used properly, color correctors can be your skin's best friend, and smooth out any and all discoloration;colorcorrection_colorwheel-0 helping you to put your best face forward!

Bridal Beauty Prep!

AIMG_2989 little preparation can go a long way, especially when it comes to your wedding day! We love these beauty prep tips from The Knot, covering everything from healthy hair prep to skin care and immune boosting supplements. Check it out and check bridal beauty prep off your list!