Here I am wearing Bangs to Go at CosmoProf North America 2014! Check them out at www.bangstogo.com
Here I am wearing Bangs to Go at CosmoProf North America 2014! Check them out at www.bangstogo.com
Gretchen really loved the products I brought to the set. I will miss seeing her when I visit the Good Things Utah set.
Six of my summer “Must Haves”Here are six of my Summer Beauty Must Have products that I think you will love. There is something for everyone this summer.
1.) Adonia TummyTone – Adonia TummyTone is an oxygen-base body-wrap treatment, with a gentle blend of organic ingredients, that helps reduce the appearance of your love handles and waistline in less than 60 minutes! You can do it at home. It is hypoallergenic and safe and effective for all skin types. TummyTone is a body wrap system that is used with your own body wrap material (any plastic wrap will do).
2.) Tattoo Junkie Los Angeles Cosmetics offers Total Lip Art Kit “Smooch”, “Hott Kiss” Lip Art Kit, Ombre Blast Lip Stencils, Ombre Liner Lip Stencils, Lip Paint Pucker Up (Red, Pink and Lilac) & more.
3.) Skin MD Shielding lotion w/Sunscreen & without. The beauty and softness of your skin is constantly attacked by both natural and artificial factors in the environment which lead you to ask a most common question : Why is my skin dry? Skin MD Shielding lotion duplicates and enhances your skin’s natural and protective barrier. Just a small application of Skin MD Natural daily protects your skin from damage and delivers hours of soothing moisture, and for those of you who have excessive dry skin . The ingredients in Skin MD Natural are 6 times more effective than those typically used. It is Hypoallergenic, non-greasy, fragrance and colorant free, paraben and petrochemical free. Will not clog pores. it is a Vegan product manufactured in the U.S. using 100% solar power.
4.) Bo-Po peel off nail polish is the brush on peel off nail polish that lets girls “glam”ify themselves with a special quick drying formula that peels off in a snap. The spill proof bottle lets girls paint their nails in 10 sparkling tints and colors that will match every mood. Remember the 80’s Brush-On Peel-Off nail polish? Worx Toys has acquired this unique, proprietary formulation and improved it! Hot new colors, improved drying time and smoother peeling make the new BoPo better than ever!
5.) Pursecase, is not your typical phone case, pursecase doubles as a purse! This petite clutch is elegantly designed with just your phone and essentials in mind. Keep your phone, credit cards, ID, and cash all at your fingertips in the most stylish way. Makes life simple with a compact mirror, a pocket to carry some cash, ID & credit cards, and all with a stylish chain handle – which doubles as a bracelet – just in ‘case’ of a fashion emergency.
6.) Indulge yourself with refreshing luxury bath accessories and body washes from Kama Sutra. Let these silky-smooth, sensual bath and body treats awaken your morning or relax your evening. Kama Sutra’s Luxury Bath collection is just one of the many Kama Sutra products which also include, massage oil, massage lotion and massage candles gift sets and more
International Beauty Show (IBS) 2014….one word WOW!
The past three days were filled with the best in Beauty/Nail/Hair products.
I have been attending this show for a few years now and it just never
disappoints. In the nail side of things, I found www.frenchtip.com and
www.bo-po.com that really caught my attention with their innovative peel off
polish and easier way to do your own French manicure at home. What I really
liked about both these products…affordable!! There were amazing artists
there providing nail art, and many easy ways for us less talented artists to
do some stamping of designs and nail pens.
On the Beauty front, I was grateful to learn about www.BarSkinandbody.com,
whose packaging and smell of products caught my eye, to these innovative and
must try products: www.bufferher.com (exfoliating food powder)
www.ilovemymuff.com (for personal hygiene needs) www.lemieuxcosmetics.com
(iso-cell recovery solution) www.rubberduckysunscreen.com (Sunscreen stick
that is actually made here in the U.S., and not oily) www.prttypeaushun.com
(Hollywood favorite body lotion) www.silcskin.com (say goodbye to chest
wrinkles) and www.cherylleemd.com (whose products are ground breaking for
skin issues). For the guys..check out www.dollarshaveclub.com (you now have
that gift for that guy who has everything)
I was happy to see www.hipssister.com return as there products are great for
working out, innovative new diffusers for your car and home, and
www.gbodyartpro.com who showcased Tattoo Junkee whose lip products change the game in a standout smile!
The hair shows and artists were outstanding and another amazing event put on
by the hosts of IBS. Check their site for more information..
www.IBSlasvegas.com Till next year!
My Fathers Day segment on Arizona Midday yesterday.
Watch the video here: http://www.azcentral.com/
Father’s Day is June 15, there are plenty of unique and special gifts to order online and buy in-store that will make your Dad a happy Dad this Father’s Day and her are some that are my favorite Dad’s Day picks…
LifeProof’s premium smartphone cases, tablet cases and accessories are designed to deliver complete confidence and total freedom for Dad. They take the worry out of Dad’s living lifestyle. Whether Dad’s adventure or accident prone, the hazards of everyday life are no match for LifeProof. The iPhone5 cases, iPad Air cases and more quality products prove this is an award winning line of tech accessories.
Mantry is the food gift that brings months of surprise and excitement to any foodie Dad. Each Mantry box includes 6 full size artisan food products delivered to Dad’s door. Packed in a Handmade Wooden Crate they come with custom detailing product stories and recipes.
For the new Dad, the Dadgear brand offers an extensive line of parenting products including: Billboard Messenger bags, Backpacks, Courier Bags, Diaper Vests, Wipe Cases and more. New Dads will love any gift from Dadgear.
For the sports Dad, the perfect accessory for the game is the Oniva Seat Support. Football fans will love the football seat support. It’s the perfect portable, recreational recliner seat. There are stadium seat, tranquility setas and more to choose from for Dad.
Tommy John Wear has a bevy of items Dad will love including: Liner Socks, Second Skin Trunk, Second Skin Crew NecK, Sport Trunks, Sport Boxer Briefs, Cool Cotton Deep V Neck, Cool Cotton Boxer Brief and more. With Tommy John Wear, Dad will stay cool and confident all day long. As seen in Esquire magazine, Fortune magazine and The New York Times, these are quality items for sure.
Today – my “Double Duty” products segment on Arizona Midday – Enjoy!
Watch the segment here: http://www.azcentral.com/
So, in honor of being Skin Cancer awareness month, I waited till the last day possible to get a skin body check last night at the Center for Dermatology http://www.dermatology-center.com/ . Below is the information they provided about this horrible disease that takes so many lives. I had no excuse and neither should you as The Center for Dermatology offered a FREE screening. I am sure if you check with your local dermatologist in your area, you might just find that they offer a night every now and then as well.
I was seen by Binh T. Ngo, M.D. as Dr. Kaufman who owns and runs the facility, was also booked up seeing patients. At the end of the night, I was told by one of their staff they did find Melanoma on a few people. Wow, I thought, someone’s life was saved tonight as early detection is the key to survival. I was very impressed that the Center provided me with paperwork of other Doctors in the area that I could see if I needed follow up, since many people may have had to travel for this free body screening. I waited as I was scared like most I assume that they will find something. I am a sun lover living here in California and so close to Malibu and outdoors all the time. The good news, I take care of my skin, and it does make a difference.
Now to sun products. Personally, I always wear a visor on my walks or while working out on a sunny day or overcast morning. I always keep sunscreen by my front door so it’s ready to apply, and I have no excuse. I use Hydropeptide in the morning which has a spf of 30, and any mineral make-up I wear such as Youngblood Mineral Cosmetics, have sunscreens in them as well. I also can always find skin savings solutions on HSN.com. You have to love being able to just make a call or press a button on your T.V. and get products delivered right to your door. The joy of online shopping! Bottom line, be mindful when the sun is out our not and lather up with sunscreens, and make sure to re-apply and always get checked by a Doctor once a year.
Know the ABCDE’s of skin cancer by http://www.dermatology-center.com/
May has been designated National Skin Cancer Awareness Month by the American Academy of Dermatology.
Skin cancers are virtually 100% curable if identified and treated early, but some skin cancers (e.g. squamous cell carcinoma and malignant melanoma) can metastasize or spread to lymph nodes or other organs in the body. The key to survival is early detection and treatment.
Malignant melanomas (MM) tend to have features described as “ABCDE”. “A” stands for asymmetry. Melanomas tend to be asymmetric in size and shape. “B” stands for borders. The borders of MM tend to be irregular, jagged or blurred. “C” stands for color. Any of the colors red, white, blue, black or variations in color are features more suggestive of MM. “D” stands for diameter, larger than 5 or 6 mm in diameter (the size of a pencil eraser). And “E” stands for evolving. Any evolving or changing pigmented lesion should be evaluated by your dermatologist. While not all melanomas share all of the characteristics of ABCDE, this is a good way to start examining your skin and a good starting point for discussion with your dermatologist.
|Understanding Inflammation: The Root Cause of Skin AgingWhat’s really aging skin? Is it possible there’s one root cause responsible behind skin aging, diseases and other challenges? Much of the available research says yes-pointing to inflammation as the common denominator.Although inflammation is often thought of as an infection or wound, it’s actually the body’s response mechanism to those two factors, or it could mean there is a deeper systemic issue present. It’s the body’s natural response to trauma and, in fact, it is a very complex biological process.
Inflammation is a signal to the body to begin the healing process. Without it, wounds and infections would not heal. It’s an important and necessary part of skin rejuvenation, but in chronic situation, inflammation becomes destructive. It’s important to understand the difference between acute and chronic inflammation, and how it impacts the aging and rejuvenation process.
There are two classifications of inflammation: acute and chronic.
Acute inflammation generally lasts for up to several days and is essential to the healing process. This is simply the body’s way of sending internal support to the wound site by increasing the flow of plasma and leukocytes to eliminate pathogens. Swelling indicates the area is full of plasma and leukocytes, and pain draws awareness to the damage, prompting gentle care be taken. This is normal inflammation and is a good thing.
When inflammation persists or serves no purpose, it damages the body and this, the skin. Chronic inflammation is when the immune system mistakenly attacks normal tissues. Prolonged inflammation has been linked as a major underlying factor in most of the challenges that plague the skin. In fact, according to an article published in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, “chronic inflammation appears strongly linked to many preventable and treatable skin diseases and conditions, such as visible skin aging.
Inflammation: the good and the bad
There are five principal signs of inflammation-pain, heat, redness, swelling and loss of function-all of which are essential to regenerating the skin. When the skin barrier is disrupted during the inflammation stage, platelets release pro-youth growth factors and other pro-inflammatory molecules to heal, rebuild and renew the area.
Certain esthetic treatments trigger the acute inflammatory response. For example, when performing a skin peel, the first sign of wounding is an inflammatory response. This controlled, short-term response initiates the rejuvenation process and can help restore skin to optimum health. It’s critical, however, to replenish the skin with skin-building antioxidants and growth factors.
Protection is key
Of course, one of the biggest contributors of inflammation and aging is the sun. Remember the best defense against aging is prevention, and to use an SFP 30 or higher containing natural sunscreens, such as zinc. Although not all causes of inflammation can be avoided, this is one stimulus that is absolutely avoidable and avoidance will protect the skin from irreversible damage and disease. Keep in mind that yearly body checks is still the best way to stay on top of your skin care concerns.