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Nail Polish: Scary Findings & a Solution | Featuring Londontown

Nail Polish: Scary Findings & a Solution | Featuring Londontown

YES, Londontown reached out to me about their nail products but when I started researching the reason they're not using "traditional nail polish ingredients" I was shocked. 

Researchers at Duke University found these chemicals in the bodies of more than two-dozen women who participated in a biomonitoring study. This is insane!! These chemicals are endocrine disruptors, meaning they can cause birth defects, cancerous tumors, and other developmental disorders controlled by hormones.

I've been polishing my nails since as far back as I can remember. This information is not only alarming, but it makes me furious. The sad part is that it's not even new! I feel like I've been living under a rock. How did I not know this? MUST READ.

 

My Sassoon Experience | Featuring Sassoon Salon

My Sassoon Experience | Featuring Sassoon Salon

We believe that perfect beauty is different for every woman and that achieving it need not be a daily struggle.

That's why we never mass produce but always tailor the look: Considering the individual's unique features and needs when conceiving their cut and colour.

We never concoct styles that just wash out, but cut a shape that stays in the hair, making it quick and simple to recreate every day.

Realising perfect beauty - individual and practical - is our goal.

This is Sassoon. This is Hair Design.

Throw Your Old Deodorant Away | Featuring Native

Throw Your Old Deodorant Away | Featuring Native

Constantly sick? It could be your deodorant. Read more to find out why I waited so long to write this article, even though I'm extremlely passionate about the topic. 

LUMAPRO-C: Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum | Product Review

LUMAPRO-C: Brightening Pigment Corrector Serum | Product Review

Clinically combat hyperpigmentation by safely fading existing dark spots, age spots, and inhibiting future discoloration with the latest in drug-free technology. This facial serum is ideal for anyone wanting a brighter complexion while improving overall skin radiance. Achieve a more even appearance with a resurfacing peptide DermalRX SRC (to enhance skin texture and fade pigmentation), combined with the latest, most stable forms of Vitamin C and Resveratrol.

Maldives, Tokyo, Singapore | My Honeymoon

Maldives, Tokyo, Singapore | My Honeymoon

One extra romantic night at Cheval, Kevin coordinated a private beach showing just for us of Eat, Pray, Love. We even had a private chef who set up a kitchen on the beach and cooked us barbecued seafood and dessert (with extra Cloudy Bay) - I still drink this wine to this day. 

Poor Anwar had to take me to pee like 6 times. I was fine popping a squat right there in the ocean but it would've embarrassed Kevin and we were trying to be romantic. #marriage

Studio Gear Prime Objective | Product Review

Studio Gear Prime Objective | Product Review

PRIME OBJECTIVE is a silicone based face primer that acts to “re-touch”, or visually diminish, imperfections in the surface texture of the skin. PRIME OBJECTIVE contains a sustained release liposome system with retinol that can help support cell turnover and reduce the appearance if fine lines and wrinkles, as well as a milk protein complex that can help to balance and protect the skin against environmental stresses. The “skin perfecting” effect of this state-of-the-art formula is further enhanced with optical diffusers.

Exuviance Performance Peel | Product Review

 
 

My favorite face wash company just created an awesome glycolic peel that cannot be missed!! Just check out this line-up of STAR ingredients!


About the Product


The creators of the original Glycolic Acid peel introduce a high performance peel that is safe and easy to use at home. Take the #peelchallenge! The Performance Peel AP25 contains a 25% blend of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Polyhydroxy Acids (PHA) including Glycolic Acid, Mandelic Acid and Gluconolactone. Performance Peel AP25 not only works at skin's surface to exfoliate dead, dull surface layers, it also enhances cell renewal to reveal fresher, healthier-looking skin. With regular use, up to twice a week, this peel has been clinically proven to:

Refine pore size and smooth texture


Visibly diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Improve clarity and brightness
Brighten and even skin tone
Provide an all-over healthy glow, suppleness and smoothness to skin
Percentage of respondents reporting. Data on file, NeoStrata Company, Inc.

Product snapshot


• 25% AHA/PHA blend including Glycolic Acid, Mandleic Acid and Gluconolactone
• Exfoliates dead, dull surface layers
• Encourages the process of cell renewal to reveal healthier cells
• 100% of users saw improvement in fine lines and wrinkles after one month of twice weekly use with a PHA regimen
• Peel can be used up to twice a week on face, back of hands, neck, chest and body

How to use


First, cleanse the face with a gentle, effective cleanser.
Step 1. Apply a Step 1 Activator Pad over the entire face, avoiding eye area, lips and any area of sensitivity. Then discard pad. Carefully monitor the skin’s response to the Peel by observing any redness or discomfort, including stinging, burning, itching, tightness, tingling and peeling.

Step 2. Apply a Step 2 Neutralizer Pad to the face after 10 minutes, or sooner if you experience bothersome redness or discomfort. Apply over entire face (avoiding eyes and lips), and then rinse the face thoroughly with water.

You may leave the (Step 1) Activator Solution on your skin for up to, or as long as 10 minutes, and no longer than 10 minutes. Some people may experience some bothersome dryness or stinging during the 10 minute time frame the activator solution in on their face. For those skin types we suggest applying the (Step 2) Neutralizer Solution earlier than 10 minutes, or as soon as you experience the stinging sensation if you find it bothersome. As with all Hydroxy Acid peels, a slight tingling sensation is expected, but if this sensation is too much, we recommend neutralizing the peel sooner than the total 10 minute time.

Recommended usage: Twice weekly

Size: 12 peels plus 1 sensitivity test peel (6 week supply)
Price: $77 at Exuviance.com


Learn About the Brand


EXUVIANCE® is created by Drs. Van Scott and Yu, widely recognized as leaders in the field of cosmetic dermatology. They discovered the antiaging benefits of Glycolic Acid and created and patented the first Glycolic Peel. Since their ground-breaking discovery, the creators of Exuviance have continued to develop many new patented antiaging ingredients backed by evidence from numerous scientific and clinical studies. Recognized around the world, Exuviance formulas are expertly developed to visibly transform skin by combining their patented innovations with the best, state of the art technologies available in dermatology today.

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HASK Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Collection | Product Review

 
 

This shampoo and conditioner set is so amazing. In addition to making my hair feel very soft and light, the scent is unisex so my husband can even use it. 

About the Product


Chia seeds have been all the rage lately – we add them to our smoothies and bake them into recipes to up the health factor. HASK is now bringing this powerhouse ingredient to your haircare routine.


Introducing the HASK Chia Seed Oil collection, which features a Shampoo and Conditioner that are formulated with HydraBoost to help enhance and enrich your strands every time you suds up. Cultivated in South America, the tiny seeds of the chia plant are fortified with proteins, antioxidants, calcium and nutrients like omega-3s to boost shine, increase volume and lock-in moisture without weighing hair down. Getting va-va-voom volume is now as simple as lather, rinse and repeat. All products are free of: sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, drying alcohol and artificial colors.

Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Shampoo


Add fullness in a flash with HASK Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Shampoo. Cultivated in South America, the tiny seeds of the chia plant are known to be enriched with hair-volumizing proteins, antioxidants and shine-enhancing nutrients like omega-3s. HydraBoost helps enhance every wash to lift lifeless locks and add moisture without weighing hair down. How up-lifting!

Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Conditioner


Get instant body and bounce with HASK Chia Seed Oil Volumizing Conditioner. Cultivated in South America, the tiny seeds of the chia plant are known to be enriched with hair-volumizing proteins, antioxidants and shine-enhancing nutrients like omega-3s. Our weightless, hair-plumping formula with HydraBoost, conditions every strand with extra luster and lift – and no frizz!

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Rodan + Fields Enhancement Lash Boost | Product Review

Rodan + Fields Enhancement Lash Boost | Product Review

After years of using Latisse and other unnatural products to grow my lashes, you can imagine my excitement when I heard that Rodan + Fields had created a lash enhancer. I quickly called my friend, who I know sells this line of products and asked her to send me some ASAP. 

The Pei Wei Test Kitchen

The Pei Wei Test Kitchen

Pei Wei is rolling out some new menu items soon and we got a sneak peek of several of those dishes today. We were blown away by how fresh the ingredients were and the innovative spin they put on traditional Asian dishes. Honestly, if we were blindfolded we would have never known we were at a fast/casual restaurant. 

Rosehip Oil - Everything You Need To Know

Rosehip Oil - Everything You Need To Know

I love using a dry oil on my skin, especially on my face. This one you can literally use all over your body and also in your hair. It's kind of magical. 

MyChelle Skincare Solutions | Product Review

MyChelle Skincare Solutions | Product Review

Clinical studies show that L-Ascorbic Acid, is an anti-aging superstar and essential for skin health. The ONLY ACTIVE form of Vitamin C, L-Ascorbic Acid enhances skin’s natural renewal process, protects skin against environmental damage, reduces irritation, reduces the appearance of dark spots, and helps to improve the look of acne scarring.