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Rinse Away Your Woes

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Stress can wreak havoc during the week for any of us. Between work, kids and other life activities, we work ourselves into the ground. We can become easily tired and neglect to keep our health in priority. Luckily you can obtain your worth back within not more than your daily shower or pampered bath time. Raise your spirits and rinse away the day’s filth by incorporating one of your favorite scents in your cleansing routine. Between fruits, flowers, sweets, spices and musks, there are a variety of choices that Philosophy provides in bath and shower products. I mean, wouldn’t you like to splash away in some Melon Daiquiri shampoo, shower gel and bubble bath?! What about indulging yourself in romance with their Falling in Love Perfumed shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath?! You can even dream about that tropical vacation with the Coconut Frosting shampoo, shower gel, and bubble bath. So why wait? Pick your favorite scent and enhance your mind, body & spirits!

Conceal & Combat Blemishes

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On top of our daily stresses, women have crazy hormones which contribute to breakouts. Instead of just crossing your fingers and hoping for a quick fix, do something beneficial for your face!

Quickly hide your imperfections and zap the pesky bacteria that causes your skin to become irritated. There are a couple of great products that not only cover up, but will treat the area as well.  Within some of these products you may find Green Tea leaf Extract which has anti-inflammatory benefits or Willow Bark Extract for anti-microbial benefits. Another ingredient you may see is Bisbolol which is used to help soothe your skin. Two great products to take a look at are the Acne Treatment Concealer by Murad and the Zap & Hide Blemish Concealer by Jane Iredale.  The best part is that both of these are so easy to toss into your purse for on-the-go use! Go grab one and arm yourself against blemishes.

A Quick Daily Swipe to Youth

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Want a brighter skin tone? Want more radiance to your skin? Or a better texture with fewer fine lines & refined pores? There are doctors who listen to these needs and want to offer the best results in products that are quick and efficient. With a few swipes a day, you can almost instantly be on your way to a more youthful looking complexion. The Dr.Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Peel addresses multiple concerns and pave the way to a healthy, glowing skin.  Also available in an extra strength version here. Watch how you can use these pads daily to achieve better skin!


Winter Lip Care

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Quick Tip: Winter Lip CareWinter… It comes around every year and brings us those windy, cold, and rainy days. As your skin is affected by these weather changes, so are your lips. Lips can easily become dry, cracked and even more sensitive during this time. It’s important to remember to tend to them just as you would with your normal skin care regimen especially during seasonal changes.

You can easily prevent your lips from drying by following a few simple steps. First exfoliate your lips about one to two times a week. This will remove the dry, rough skin sitting on the surface of your lips to reveal soft, smooth lips. We suggest Philosophy’s Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub. Follow up with a lip treatment or conditioner. For already damaged lips we recommend NUXE Reve de Miel Ultra Nourishing Lip Balm made from natural ingredients with a delicious taste of honey and grapefruit.

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Back To School Beauty Guide

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It is that time again, school is back in session for our young ones! That means that our schedules become crammed and our free Klorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milktime is drastically reduced. Time is money and finding shortcuts to your beauty needs is always in demand. So slide on your glasses, organize your schedules and look to some of the most convenient products to get you through the busy school season.

If you are stressed out, your hair is usually up in a mess or down and out of control. Who has the time or desire to do hair with so little time?! If your schedule is not too overloaded your hair is most likely styled and pretty. Bottom line is, the way your hair is styled and the time you have to manage it will be the determining factor to how it looks. We suggest trying products like dry shampoo (which absorbs the oils in your hair and adds instant volume to your style without having to wash everyday) and revitalizing/conditioning mists (which condition, detangle, and refresh hair to style or re-style). Some must have products in these categories include: Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk, Oscar Blandi Pronto Dry Shampoo and Ojon Revitalizing Mist.

Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Day SPF 18Back to school season means more exposure to germs and dirt. Make sure you pack some portable cleansing wipes into your supply kit. They can be used to remove dirt/ debris from during the day or makeup from late nights. Many different companies now make cleansing wipes and are easily accessible. A good eye product is also a necessity. Use an eye product which addresses multiple concerns such as puffiness, dark circles and dehydration. We absoluelty love Kerstin Florian Brightening Eye Creme. To keep your face hydrated, combat aging and provide sun protection try Vichy LiftActiv Retinol HA Day SPF 18 (hydrates, instantly smoothes out fine lines hydrates and has SPF).

Have some make-up kits or palettes close at hand! Palettes offer different color combos for quick last minute makeup application. To top off your time saving product arsenal look for all your favorite fragrances in roller ball bottles which are easy to apply and very travel friendly. You can’t go wrong with any of these products! With less worry in beauty regimen you can focus on all of the daily tasks at hand!


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Which Clarisonic, you ask?

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ClarisonicSince there are quite a few Clarisonic models & colors, picking one out can be difficult! It’s actually easier then it seems to figure out which one would be best for you. All you have to do is keep reading…

The Mia Clarisonic Cleansing System– Has a 1 year manufacturer warranty. It comes with a Compact pLink International Charger, a sensitive brush head, the standard speed and a 1 oz. Clarisonic Cleanser. It’s compact size makes it very easy to travel with!

The Mia 2 Sonic Cleansing System– Has a 2 year manufacturer warranty. It comes with a Compact pLink International Charger, a protective travel case, a sensitive brush head, two speeds and a 1oz. Clarisonic Cleanser. It also has the same compact size as the Mia, which means super easy to cleanse on the go!

The Clarisonic PLUS Skin Care System with Spot Therapy– Has a 2 year manufacturer warranty. It has a Universal Charging Cradle, 1 oz. trial size of a Clarisonic cleanser, 2 oz. trial size of the Refining Skin Polish, a protective travel case, 3 speeds (one for the body), one deep pore cleansing brush head, one normal brush head, and one body spot therapy brush head.

The ARIA Sonic Skin Cleansing System– Has a 2 year manufacturer warranty. It has a drying stand, a USB-enabled Universal Voltage pLink Charger, 3 speeds, a battery life indicator,  a wall adapter, a sensitive brush head and a 1 oz. refreshing gel cleanser. The ARIA is the newest model in the Clarisonic family and doesn’t disappoint! The newly shaped handle is now covered in a modern high-gloss finish.

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Pucker Up to Pink

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It’s that lovely time of year… Valentine’s Day. And that means pink & red everywhere!

It is said that the color Pink can affect us both mentally and physically. The color has been associated with feelings of passion, happiness, and friendliness. Physically, brighter pinks can stimulate energy and encourage confidence. Personally when I think of pink, I think of fun, flirty, happy, and strong willed girly girls. We see the color around the world… in nature, fashion, and in many beauty products. Instead of looking at flowers or wearing your favorite pink scarf, why don’t you explore your options and opt for a new daring pink lipstick! Maybe even use skin care products that incorporate the inspirational pink color in them. Here are some of our favorite pink products:

Peter Thomas Roth Lips to Die For Pink Bombshell Lip Balm: Protect and maintain your lips with this invigorating daily lip conditioner. Lips to Die for Pink Bombshell Lip Balm delivers a natural, rosy glow and leaves lips soft, supple, sexy and kissable.

Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Blush- Something About Berry: This  baked blush was developed with easy application and a no-fail color in mind,  taking the guesswork out of creating a sweet, romantic glow. Contains 3 individual shades baked together on one adorable palette. Choose a single color to brighten and highlight or blend all three colors together and apply.

SpaRitual Infinity Loving Kit: This set allows you to try an affectionate crème or a heartfelt shimmer, or you can use both to create your own nail looks. Brighten your smile and add maximum moisture to your lips with vegan, gluten-free mini lip gloss included. Kit includes: Idylic Nail Lacquer- Sheer Pink Crème, Infinitely Loving Nail Lacquer-Sheer Hot Pink Glitter and Infinitely Loving Lip Gloss- Sheer Pink, mini size.

Colorescience Pro SPF 35 Sunforgettable Lip Shine Pink: Give your lips a hint of perfectly pink shimmer and shield from the environment with Lip Shine Gloss Colore SPF 35 by Colorescience Pro. This chemical and dye free formula provides instant UVA and UVB sun protection and long lasting moisture.

So when you are ready to make your next beauty move, remember to think PINK! What are your favorite pink products?!

Glow into the Holidays

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Who says after the season’s change, that you can’t glisten as golden as the sun? We might lose a bit of light at the end of each day but we can remain bright and gain the appearance of warmth. Allow me to introduce a little helper into your beauty regimen called Hampton Sun.

Not only does the line specialize in all of your SPF protection needs, they also offer different specialty products to heat up your life during the last few months of the year! Treat yourself to a self-tanner, facial treatment lotion, body lotion, fragrance, and even a body shimmer spritz.  The self-tanner is a gel formulation with no scent and easy streak free application. Who doesn’t love to add a bit of color to their days? The SPF 15 Hydrating Face Cream is a daily moisturizer with SPF protection and great anti-aging benefits. The body lotion is very glamorous and offers a quick absorbing application for a great feel. My personal favorites include the Privet Bloom Eau de Parfum and the Serious Shimmer Cooling Sprays in bronze or pearl! The fragrance is very unique and has a calm, clean scent your nose will fall in love with. The Shimmer Cooling Sprays apply very fine with just a hint of shimmer, leaving you feeling sensual and ready for what your day brings to the plate. I suggest you take a look at any of their products if you need a little pep or just some personal pampering!

Staff Favorites: Nadyne

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NadyneSince we usually always talk about what products are great for customer’s concerns at, I wanted to talk about or actually rave about my personal favorite products. These products are tried and true!

First off I wanted to start with hair. I feel that other than your skin, your hair is what shapes your face and also defines your personal style. It is most definitely a part of me I wish to take care of and maintain. A few years ago I had stumbled upon the Alterna brand and fell in love. I’ve now been using their shampoo & conditioner for about 2.5 years.  It doesn’t strip the color out of my hair or the shine and also doesn’t weigh it down. Aside from those amazing benefits their products avoid harsh chemicals, artificial colorants, chemical preservatives, synthetic fragrance and chemical sunscreens wherever possible. I highly suggest trying Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging Replenishing Moisture Duo if you haven’t already. You can thank me later!

Next up is a newer addition to my skin care regimen by Peter Tomas Roth. It’s the Camu Camu Power Cx30 Vitamin C Brightening Serum.  I adore the consistency of the product because it’s a very lightweight liquid serum. It absorbs into the skin very quickly and doesn’t leave any residue behind. I noticed results within the first week of using this product, which is almost never the case. It contains Vitamins C, A, D, & E which is a powerful combination of the exact ingredients my skin craves. I would most definitely recommend this product to others, it’s amazing!

Lastly is a natural product line that is on the rise in popularity, ARCONA. If you like a product that you can immediately see results, then you should take a look at ARCONA Peptide Eye Serum. It feels refreshing and has a very thin consistency. Upon the first application you can feel it firm and tighten the area around the eye. It leaves you with a smooth, toned and hydrated eye area. It’s good for prevention and the first signs of aging.

I urge you to try one of my tried and true favorites. It may be just what you’ve been looking for!

Beautiful Brows

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What defines your face more than your eyebrows?! Eyebrows not only frame our eyes they also display emotion on our face. The length, color and width all play a huge role in definition of your face.brows

If you’re in need of a little brow guidance there are products to help! Stencils are a great tool that help give shape to very thin or sparse eyebrows. It’s easiest to line the eyebrows first and then fill in with the product of your choice. If you have thick brows, then you may be able to just fill in any areas needed without lining the brow shape. I recommend looking at the Anastasia product line for different brow tools depending on your specific needs. If you are going to use a brow pen or pencil you will want to use it in light handed, short wispy motions. If you are using a gel, mousse, or powder you can use it more liberally as it applies lighter, but still in the same short wispy motions. The following video using Anastasia products will better display how to bring those eyebrows to life! Enjoy! Click here to view.

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