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Three fantastic “Must Have” time saving beauty products from Dimitri James & Skinn Cosmetics

Posted on: March 28th, 2015

Author, international makeup artist, and television personality Dimitri James is the founder and man behind Skinn Cosmetics. From his innovative Skinn treatment products for face and body, to his Skinn color and makeup creations, Dimitri is always spot on with treatments to keep your skin healthy, vibrant, and beautiful, along with cosmetic solutions that are portable and easy to apply, just like a pro !
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Skinn’s Wake up Big Bright Eyes-$28.00:
This one of the best palettes I’ve ever used personally and as a makeup artist. I’m amazed at how quickly I can achieve a finished and balanced eye look. When I’m on location doing makeup, this palette saves me a lot of time! It also imparts a flawless lovely appearance on all different types of eyes. As a result, Skinn’s Wake up Big Bright Eyes Palette contains four products that I’m able to apply on just about everyone! It’s a small slender palette that you can take along with you wherever you go!
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Products Left to Right:
Brow Gel: My eyebrows are sparse. Using the brow gel, I’m able to shape and fill my brows. Not only do they stay put all day but have a very natural appearance and NEVER look “penciled in”! The gel is a very versatile color you can apply as needed to suit your particular eyebrow needs! Use the angle brush that’s included in the palette to enhance your brows.
Eye Highlight Color: Apply the light soft pink shadow over the upper eye area from lid to brow. You may use the other side of the included brush for the shadows. Be sure to wipe off the brush before you use each of the other two colors in the palette.
Shape & Contour Color: This neutral mauve shadow is an excellent color to define the crease of your eye. I like to feather the color just a touch above the crease for a real eye opener.
Line & Define Color:: The Cocoa liner provides a really nice eye line. You can use the angle brush that comes in the palette or a liner brush. Smudge the line a bit for an attractive softly defined shaping. You may also enhance the crease of your eye and outer corner for some additional definition, and still maintain a look that’s natural. What’s so remarkable about the Wake Up Big Bright Eyes Palette is that the colors work so well together!

Purchase your Wake Up Big Bright Eyes at:
http://store.skinn.com/Wake_Up_Big_Bright_Eyes_p/fg-bep-023.htm
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Skinn Bright Eyes-$12.00:
Skinn Bright Eyes is a perfect complement to your Wake Up Big Bright Eyes Palette ! Skinn Bright Eyes has been a staple in my professional case for years! It provides a hydrated pick me up under the eye area that diminishes darkness. It’s also a
lightweight product so you won’t have to worry about creases that often appear with other heavier textured concealers. Skin Bright Eyes will wake up your tired eyes on those mornings when you haven’t had enough sleep. It’s a must have for an afternoon touch-up, and just what you need for a little lift before an evening out on the town! You’ll find many uses for this versatile highlighting brightener!

Skin Bright is available at:
http://store.skinn.com/Bright_Eyes_Eye_Enhancing_Treatment_p/fg-bec-012.htm
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Skinn Contour Pro-$48.75
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Dimitri’s Skinn Contour Pro gives your face a natural sculpted look. Apply the deeper color where you’d like to define, and the lighter color where you want to highlight. The cheek & jawline area are two of the places that I like to contour. I’ll then highlight from the outer corner of the eye area to the temple for a lifting effect! Once again, the word subtle applies to the Skinn Contour Pro. I like to use my fingertips to apply and blend, but there are brush options as well. The Skinn Contour Pro palette is another must have to achieve that picture perfect finished look.

The direct link to purchase Contour Pro on EVINE live is:http://www.evine.com/skinn-cosmetics-contour-like-a-pro-highlight-sculpting-compact-collection/308-270.aspx

Take a moment to view this terrific video and watch Dimitri James apply Skinn Contour Pro on a model!
Go To: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxjv0fl306Y
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Other Related Links of interest:
•Visit Dimitri’s website and learn more about Dimitri James and ALL of his wonderful Skinn products at:

http://www.skinn.com (Press the “Skinn Store tab” on the website page to view the Skinn products.)

•Dimitri also makes live appearances in the USA on the Shopping Television Network, EVINE Live. Here you’ll be able to watch Dimitri in action as he shares tips, tricks, does makeovers, and sells his Skinn Cosmetics Products.
Go To :
http://www.evine.com
• Click – Watch Us Live to view Dimitri’s live shows right on your computer.

For Dimitri’s EVINE Live Television Schedule:
•Go to:http://skinn.com/showdates/

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from www.skinn.com. and www.evine.com. Personal commentary is my own opinion from using the products in this article.)

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Today is World Oral Health Day

Posted on: March 20th, 2015

We all know that caring for you teeth is essential! Why not celebrate World Oral Health Day and Brush Up in Style with Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrushes!

Violife's Slim Sonic Toothbrush

Violife’s Slim Sonic Toothbrushes

You’ll care for your teeth with confidence as this sonic powered, portable toothbrush delivers a sparkling smile with it’s 22,000 brush strokes per minute. It’s slim, mascara-style vented cap design is perfect for your handbag, gym bag or desk drawer.

I love the variety of bright colors and patterns that are available to suit your individual style. Plus, the Slim Sonic comes with a free replacement head and AAA battery so you’ll be all set to go as soon as you open the package!

Treat yourself and your teeth this World Oral Health Day by getting the Slim Sonic Toothbrush!

It retails for $15.00 online via http://www.violife.com

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a PR-Fact sheet. )

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Experience “real ingredients, real science, and real results” with Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skincare!

Posted on: March 15th, 2015

Let me introduce you to:

Dr. Cindy Jones  CEO &  Founder of Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care

Dr. Cindy Jones
CEO & Founder of
Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care

Dedication is a great word to describe this consummate self learned herbalist. Always a student of the life sciences“, Dr. Jones has worked as a research scientist, a college instructor teaching anatomy and physiology, and is a published author.

Achieving her Ph.D in biochemistry, she also spent time working in cancer biology, and excelled in “toxicology, microbiology and physiology”.

By merging her dedication to both her fields of expertise in science and herbalism, Dr.Cindy Jones formulated the extremely beneficial line of skin care products produced with all natural ingredients called Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care.

Caring for my skin, and learning as much as possible about the products that I use has always been very important to me! It’s great to know that the herbs in Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care are actually grown on Dr.jones farm in Longmont, Colorado! Her farm is a Certified Naturally Grown Farm near Long’s Peak and has a 5,000 foot elevation where the herbs are stimulated to create more “active components”.

If you enjoy outdoor activities, you’ll feel very confident about these skin care products! They were formulated for “the extreme Colorado Climate”, and as Dr. Jones says, “If it works here, it will work anywhere!”

Here’s what Colorado Aromatics Cultivate Skin Care products were formulated to do for your skin:
• Support cellular regeneration
• Reduce redness and irritation
• Build the Skin barrier function to retain moisture
• Reduce fine lines and dull skin tone
• Keep your skin healthy and glowing with a youthful bliss

Find out more about Dr.Cindy Jones and Farm-based Cosmetic Science by visiting:
http://www.sagescript.com

Razz Skin Tightening Serum ColoradoAromaticscultivatedskincare<br

Razz Skin Tightening Serum
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I had the opportunity to try the Razz Skin Tightening Serum pictured above. I loved the name of the product and couldn’t wait for this firming serum to arrive.

Since my first application of Razz Skin Tightening Serum, I’ve used it on a daily basis. It’s a very light, oil-free moisturizer and has some terrific ingredients. I apply it as my first step on a clean face, and work it upward from under my jaw and in circular motions around my face and forehead. Under my eye area, it’s great for my morning “puffiness”. What’s nice about this product is that it goes right to work on your skin and penetrates. Your skin gets the treatment benefits! The price is $15.95, and I will continue to use this product.

Some of the Key ingredients in Razz Skin Tightening Serum include:
Hyaluronic acid - A super moisturizer that hydrates, aids in tissue repair, and encourages elasticity, firmness and hydration.
Raspberry Leaf- This is grown and raised right on Dr. Jones’ Farm. It’s mineral and vitamin rich to feed the skin and as it tightens and tones.
Gota Kola - An Ancient herb that promotes circulation, supports collagen, thickens the skin and repairs cell damage.

These are just a few ingredients…. Check out and learn all about Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care, and view all the products and their valuable ingredients at:
http://coloradoaromatics.com

In Closing:
I also received a few additional samples to try from Colorado Aromatics and my husband, and I like them all!
Here’s a brief review of each item, and yes, they are also on my “to get” list!

1. Colorado Aromatics Coolness Aftershave Lotion $14.45
Here is my husband Bob’s review:
My skin is very sensitive, especially after shaving. Colorado Aromatics Coolness After Shave Lotion went on very comfortably there was no tingling or stinging. I look forward to my next shave followed by this soothing after shave lotion. It feels terrific on my neck!

2. Colorado Aromatics Angel Falls Shampoo $6-$16
We both enjoyed this gentle shampoo that really didn’t need a conditioner. We also agreed on the ease of styling and look of our hair after drying. The scalp conditioning benefit of Angel Falls Shampoo is a real bonus!

3.Colorado Aromatics Lavender Soap $6.00:
I still have the sample of this Lavender soap. As a makeup artist, I often wash my hands, and they always feel dry. The Colorado Aromatics Soap has a totally different feel. It cleans, yet also hydrates, and when I dry my hands they feel moisturized.

4.Sole Pleasure Foot Butter $9.75 -$15.95:
What a fantastic foot saver!! Dry, cracked heels always seem to be a problem. The first time I tried Sole Pleasure, I couldn’t believe that the next day my heels looked better, and though I’m not “summer sandal ready” yet… I know I’m going in the right direction. This product has eucalyptus oil for pain relief and tea tree oil as an antiseptic. There are other ingredients you’ll want to read about, that are in Sole Pleasure, if your feet aren’t happy!

Once again, here are the websites you’ll want to peruse:

Dr.Cindy Jones information & Farm Based Cosmetic Science Information :http://www.sagescript.com

Colorado Aromatics Cultivated Skin Care :
http://www.coloradoaromatics.com

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article obtained from provided Fact Sheets from Colorado Aromatics. Any personal commentary was my opinion from using the provided product reviewed. Additional commentary was the opinion of the person who used the provided sample product. Additional sources: http://www.coloradoaromatics.com/, http://www.sagescript.com, and many thanks to Dr.Cindy Jones)

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Expand your awareness regarding skin cancer and melanoma in a very informative interview with Joel Schwartz, DO

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015

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Recently held, World Cancer Day 2015 took ” a positive and proactive approach to the fight against cancer.” I was thrilled when the opportunity came about for me to ask some questions, and get the viewpoint regarding skin cancer and melanoma from:
Joel M. Schwartz, DO
Board Certified in Radiation Oncology
Illinois Cancer Specialists, a practice in The US Oncology Network

http://illinoiscancerspecialists.com/physicians/profile/joel-schwartz-d.o/

Here is my interview with Dr.Joel M.Schwartz:

#1: VICKI: Dr. Schwartz, a lot of people want to know: what is melanoma and who is prone to getting this type of cancer?

DR. SCHWARTZ: Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than breast, prostate, lung and colon cancers combined. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. There are about 120,000 new cases of melanoma each year and melanoma kills an estimated 9,710 people in the U.S. annually. These tumors originate in the pigment-producing melanocytes. Melanomas often resemble moles and some develop from moles.

There are several factors that can put someone at a higher risk of developing a melanoma.
Early sun exposure - a research study involving nurses reported in 2014 found that white women who get five or more blistering sunburns between the ages of 15 and 20 have an 80 percent increased risk for melanoma.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/behindtheheadlines/news/2014-06-04-just-five-sunburns-increase-your-cancer-risk/

Tanning bed usage – A 2014 study estimated that more than 400,000 cases of skin cancer may be related to indoor tanning in the United States each year—causing 245,000 basal cell carcinomas, 168,000 squamous cell carcinomas, and 6,000 melanomas. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24477278
Moles - atypical moles, (also known as dysplastic nevi) can be precursors to melanoma, the more moles you have, the greater your risk for melanoma.
Skin type – Fair-skinned people are at much greater risk than those with darker skin. This is because darker skinned people produce more melanin, the pigment that gives color to skin and hair, and protects the skin from damage from ultraviolet radiation.
Eye and hair color – people with blue or green eyes and red hair or blond hair are at increased risk for developing melanoma.
Genetics - About one in every 10 patients diagnosed with the disease has a family member with a history of melanoma. Each person with a first-degree relative diagnosed with melanoma has a 50 percent greater chance of developing the disease than people who do not have a family history of the disease.
A person with both an atypical mole and a family history of melanoma is at “high risk” for melanoma.

#2: VICKI: Other than melanoma, are there other types of skin cancers people should be aware of? How common are they?

DR. SCHWARTZ: The most common types of skin cancers are Basal Cell Carcinomas (BCC) and Squamous Cell Carcinomas (SCC). They are much more common than melanoma. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer with an estimated 2.8 million diagnosed annually in the U.S. Squamous Cell Carcinoma is the 2nd most common form of skin cancer. An estimated 700,000 cases of SCC are diagnosed each year in the U.S. About 2% percent of SCC patients – between 3,900 and 8,800 people – died from the disease in the U.S. in 2012
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23375456

#3: VICKI What are the common warning signs and symptoms that people should bring to their doctor’s attention?

DR. SCHWARTZ: For melanoma, there are the classic “ABCDE signs.”
This includes moles with:
Asymmetry
Uneven Borders
Multiple Colors
A Diameter greater than an eraser
and
An Evolving or changing appearance.
Also, any mole that appears to be different or is changing differently than other moles, may be a warning sign for melanoma (this is referred to as the “Ugly Duckling” sign).

With regard to BCC and SCC, these cancers often appear as:
An open sore that does not heal
A shiny-pearly bump
or
A pink bump with edges that are rolled in appearance.

#4 VICKI: Why do malignant skin lesions and other skin spots seem to suddenly appear as people get older?

DR.SCHWARTZ: As people age, two things happen. First, the body becomes less able to police itself and correct genetic mistakes (i.e. mutations) which occur all the time as the body is making new cells. Since the body of an older person is less savvy at correcting these genetic mistakes, they are more likely to survive, become incorporated into our bodies and develop into cancers.
In addition, sun cumulative exposure is a risk factor for skin cancer. The longer a person lives, the more sun exposure he/she has and the possibility of developing skin cancer increases as well.

#5 VICKI: Other than regular use of sun protection, are there any other preventatives that we can do to lessen the chance of getting skin cancer?

DR. SCHWARTZ: This is a very interesting topic since risky and voluntary over-exposure to the sun (or a tanning bed) is very preventable. This is particularly concerning regarding teenagers and young adults. With regards to the prevention of skin cancer, I believe society has a real responsibility to help individuals enhance their self-esteem and thereby help people appreciate their unique, tremendous inner value.
There is a growing body of evidence that for many people, tanning has become an addiction.
Like other addictions, it is often associated with:
A”high”
A desire to escape
and
A dissatisfaction with one’s self-image
http://www.skincancer.org/prevention/tanning/tanning-addiction

Research suggests that this self-destructive behavior (i.e. excessive sun or tanning bed exposure) is correlated with low self-esteem scores and an unhealthy self-image.
http://www.mmu.ac.uk/news/news-items/2948/

By helping people improve their self-esteem, an individual’s obsession with a “beautiful dark tan” will hopefully be replaced by solid feelings of inner self-worth and a life of purpose and meaning.
As I see it, improving someone’s self-esteem is an important avenue of skin cancer prevention.

#6 VICKI: That certainly is a very interesting point, Dr.Schwartz!Are there any new medical breakthroughs in dealing with melanomas or skin cancers?

DR. SCHWARTZ: For a long time, we have known that early-stage melanoma can usually be cured with surgery. With regard to more advanced and metastatic melanomas, the prognosis had been much more bleak.

In the last few years however, we have seen enormous breakthroughs in the area of new pharmaceuticals for advanced melanoma. This includes drugs which are targeted to specific genetic mutations (i.e. BRAF inhibitors and MEK inhibitors) which attempt to “turn off” the growth process within melanoma tumors.

Another group of new drugs are “immunotherapy” drugs. These medicines (T-cell simulators and anti-PD1 agents) try to activate and recruit the body’s own immune system to recognize and to destroy melanoma tumors.

In the area of BCC and SCC, surgery has also been the traditional mainstay of therapy (with a 90-98% cure rate). An exciting new area of treatment for BCC and SCC is non-surgical Skin HDR radiotherapy. Skin HDR treats BCC and SCC with a tiny radioactive seed that briefly rests on top of the skin cancer.
These treatments are:
Fast (5-10 min) they are
Precisely targeted and very effective (they have a 90-95% cure rate)
Since these treatments are non-invasive, there are no surgical scars, they require no anesthesia, and there is no need for subsequent plastic surgery to repair a hole left by prior cancer surgery.

Recent research indicates that surgeons commonly underestimate the importance which patients attribute to their appearance. This same researcher has found that scars (especially on the face) tended to have a negative impact on patients’ psychosocial functioning.
www.healio.com/aesthetics/practice-management/news/online/%7B655b33f8-1070-4cdd-b5bd-07500c98a1c2%7D/surgeons-should-take-psychosocial-impact-of-scarring-from-skin-cancer-surgery-into-account

I believe that surgery will always be used for the treatment of BCC and SCC. In the current era of “minimally invasive procedures”, Skin HDR offers people an effective and less disfiguring skin cancer treatment option.

#7 VICKI: Do you recommend that your family physician, internist or PCP provide regular skin check-ups? Should you ask for a referral if they do not provide them, and how often should you have your skin checked?

DR. SCHWARTZ:
Patients with:
Multiple moles
Atypical moles
A history of melanoma
A 1st degree relative with melanoma
or
A known genetic predisposition for melanoma should perform self-examinations and should be checked regularly by a Dermatologist. Dermatologists have special tools and training to track and follow patients at high risk for skin cancers. These tools include Dermatoscopy and Total Body Photography.

At this point, the CDC and the US Preventative Task Force have concluded that there is not enough evidence to recommend for or against routine screening (total body examination by a doctor) to find skin cancers early..

In my experience, patient’s always know their bodies better than anyone else. If a person feels that he/she has a skin lesion that has changed or is acting strangely, I believe that one should trust their instincts and have it evaluated.

#8 VICKI: Is there anything else that you’d like to share? This a very important and interesting topic.

DR. SCHWARTZ: Medicine is entering a new era that demands a more holistic approach to patient care. The field of skin cancer treatment is certainly no different. Physicians need to use the best, state-of-the-art-treatments to target and cure skin cancers. This is just the tip of the iceberg however. We also need to be looking for the root causes and behaviors that promote skin cancers. We need to spend more time focused on “preventative medicine” (including sunscreen education, tanning bed education, taking preventative medicines such as aspirin, as well as providing psychological support and addiction support to our patients when necessary). We need to do dietary assessments of our patients and provide advice for supplementation (i.e. Vitamin D supplementation) when necessary.
http://consumer.healthday.com/general-health-information-16/aspirin-news-46/common-painkillers-may-help-prevent-certain-skin-cancers-694783.html#.VLv0REYj3oc.twitter

In addition, patients are looking for treatments that are less invasive and less destructive. Just as the lumpectomy has allowed women with breast cancer to avoid the disfigurement of a mastectomy, some patients with skin cancer will benefit from the completely non-surgical treatment delivered with Skin HDR. I believe that a holistic approach in medicine should attempt to leave every person as whole as possible.

We know that skin cancer patients aren’t always given all of their treatment options.
http://archinte.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1785955#.VLsTb7GwLZ0.twitter Accordingly, I feel a responsibility to provide my patients with ALL of their treatment options including options which allow them to keep their entire ear, nose, finger, etc.
“Survivorship” is a new word in the lexicon of cancer medicine and it is a very important word in the eyes of patients. It’s a term that describes how each person is going to live and survive with the lifelong effects of their cancer and with the effects of their cancer treatment. Survivorship has to be important to physicians too.
http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/story/life/2015/01/24/cancer-recovery-story/22199867/

Thank you, Dr. Schwartz, for taking time to provide the readers with such valuable information and websites to further educate, empower, and expand their cancer awareness regarding Skin Cancer, Melanoma and “Survivorship”!

For more information about Dr.Joel Schwartz visit:
http://illinoiscancerspecialists.com/physicians/profile/joel-schwartz-d.o/

(Commentary and websites within this interview were provided by Dr.Joel Schwartz. Quoted Reference to World Cancer Day, and additional data at: http://www.worldcancerday.org)

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Move over toners! Heaven Skincare’s self healing hydrogels deliver an innovative alternative!

Posted on: February 20th, 2015

We’ve all used toners in conjunction with our skincare regimes. They’re usually applied after you cleanse your face to ready your skin for additional treatment products.

I’m happy to share a state-of-the-art product with you that goes beyond traditional skin toners!

Deborah Mitchell, “known as skin therapist to the stars” , has developed Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Hydrogels. “This self-healing hydrogel is technically made up of a cross-link network of organic polymer type molecules with a netlike composition!”
What this means for your skin is that hydrogels will:
clean
calm
prime
soothe
firm
nourish,
&
hydrate your skin!
!
"Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Hydrogels do everything a toner does and much more." “Heaven by Deborah Mitchell Hydrogels do everything a toner does and much more.”

Heaven Skincare’s self healing hydrogels provide so many benefits, and are available in three formulations to choose from for your particular skincare needs.

Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel

Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel

Hydration is the key in this anti-allergenic, desensitizing and anti-inflammatory hydrogel. Your sensitive skin, with Chamomile and Rose essential oil, will feel smooth and calm , while organic Witch Hazel freshens your skin as it improves the appearance of enlarged pores. As a “red-reducing” hydrogel, the Chamomile Desensitising Hydrogel is a great choice for extremely sensitive skin!

Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel

Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel

This hydrogel is appropriate for all skin types including oily and dry. It’s offers a boost while cooling distressed skin and helps refine the pores. The effect of peppermint and spearmint essential oils is very calming to the skin, and while lavender will soothe the skin, coconut will moisturise. Peppermint Clarifying Hydrogel is a good blend to normalize oil and encourage a Ph balance.

Orange Flower Cell Renewal Hydrogel

Orange Flower Cell Renewal Hydrogel

This was the product that I had the opportunity to actually use. I’m always looking to keep my skin as youthful as possible, and I certainly was not disappointed with the Orange Flower Cell Renewal! It has a cooling and firming feel after I apply it each morning and evening after cleansing. It’s an anti-aging and pigment scar hydrogel! It also speeds cell renewal addressing exactly what I like to target in skin care products. One of the benefits listed is an “increase in firming action”. After applying the Orange Flower Hydrogel, the product penetrates my skin quickly, and I’m able to apply any other products or cosmetics that complete my finished look.

The hydrogels come in three sizes to fit any budget, and the smaller size is a perfect “travel size” or “Try Me” option to experience how well this product works! $78 (120ml)• $37.50 (30ml) • $19.50 (10ml)!
You may purchase them at the website listed below and find out more about Deborah Mitchel and her Heaven Skincare Products by going to:
http://america.heavenskincare.com

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided fact sheet. My personal commentary is my opinion about the Heaven Skincare Hydrogel product from using the product that was provided to me.)

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Medicine Mama’s Apothecary has a “must have” nourishing Ultra Beauty Balm for all skin types

Posted on: February 12th, 2015

Ultra Beauty Balm is a thorough hydrating and moisturising product. After I cleanse my face, I take a small amount of the Ultra Beauty Balm on my fingertips. Using my normal routine of upward motions, I start applying Ultra Beauty Balm on my décolletée, working the product up my neck, jaw, and face. I then lightly apply some product to my under eye area, and on my lips.

My dehydrated skin took very well to the Ultra Beauty Balm. It penetrated my skin yet maintained a soft, moist feel all day long. I like the look of my makeup now, as it doesn’t become dry looking in the afternoon! It’s also nice to see on the packaging, all of the positive results you can look forward to from Ultra Beauty Balm:
Instant deep nourishing moisture
• Addressing redness, acne and irritation
• Toning and smoothing appearance of fine lines
• Safe for all skin types

Ultra Beauty Balm gets a 5-Star review! Not only does it impart an ongoing hydrated feeling on your skin, but its natural healthy glow provides you with an enviable youthful appearance! It also uses healthy ingredients!
“No Perfumes • Chemicals, Dyes or Synthetic Additives • 100% Bio-Active Biologique • & No Animal Testing” (Also on the packaging)

You’ll find Ultra Beauty Balm ($32) and all of the other great Medicine Mama’s Apothecary products at: http://www.medicinemamasapothecary.com

Be sure to visit and “LIKE” Medicine Mama’s Apothecary on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SweetBeeMagic

In conclusion: The whole concept and ideas behind founder, Donna Steinmann’s Medicine Mama’s Apothecary and their products is very interesting. Take a moment to read the backstory that addresses the topics listed below at: http://medicinemamasapothecary.com/pages/about-us
Learn about the:
• Philosophy
• Founder
• Miracle
• Apothecary and
• Ingredients
Then meet founder, Donna Steinmann, as she shares a lovely video that takes you:
Inside Medicine Mama’s Apothecary

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from www.medicinemamasapothecary.com., and information included with the product. Personal commentary was my opinion from using (provided) Ultra Beauty Balm.)

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Jessie J and Rihanna work the Red Carpet at the 2015 Grammy Awards with help from JERGENS® Skincare

Posted on: February 9th, 2015

Jergens® BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream with Suncsreen

Jergens® BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream with Suncsreen


Celebrity manicurist Kimmie Kyees turned to Jergens® BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream with Sunscreen to beautify and give top artists Jessie J and Rihanna, who’s hands are always in the spotlight, red-carpet worthy skin at this year’s Grammy Awards!

To create flawless looking hands for these two women as they waved for the camera, raised a glass to the evening’s winners, and showed off their custom manicures, Kyees made sure to start with a base of youthful, luminous looking skin.

To create five times more youthful looking hands on any skin tone, Kyees first applies Jergens® BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream with Sunscreen before beginning her manicure routine. Since hands are the first place to show signs of aging, Kyees relies on Jergens® BB Hand Perfecting Hand Cream with Sunscreen to hydrate, smooth, and protect skin instantly. and evens, refines and corrects , over time, ensuring that the hands seen on the world’s biggest stages always look their best.

WHAT IT COSTS: $6.99

WHERE TO FIND IT: Grocery, mass retailers and drugstores nationwide

(Any Quoted or Paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)

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A Valentine’s Day Hair “How-To” from Celebrity Hairstylist José Eber

Posted on: February 4th, 2015
A Valentine's  Day  Hair  design from José Eber

A Valentine’s Day Hair design from José Eber

We all know that sometimes love can get a little messy. This Valentine’s Day, keep your love life on track and your hair a little undone. Combining a romantic and casual feel, the Undone Knot beautifully frames features, while drawing eyes to your face.

Get this perfect Valentine’s Day hairstyle with a step by step from celebrity hairstylist José Eber.



STEP 1: Create a side part with your fingers. 



STEP 2: Curl your entire head loosely. Pick whichever size iron works best for your length of hair.



STEP 3: Tease the crown, starting from the back 1/3 of your head. Then smooth the top layer.



STEP 4: At the nape of your neck, off to the side, pin medium sections to create a loose, imperfect knot. 



STEP 5: Arrange loose pieces in the front around your face.

STEP 6: Spray all over with hairspray to hold style. 
 
José Eber has a full line of professional quality hair tools for salon quality results at home. For more information, please visit http://www.joseeberhair.com.

(Quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet.)

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Welcome To New York – Topganic Transformation Giveaway

Posted on: February 3rd, 2015

image001Topganic is offering one lucky fan the chance to win a TOPGANIC TRANSFORMATION from a leading New York City stylist and beauty loot worth $1000!

Kicking off the first installment of their “Where’s Topganic Transformation Giveaway” series, is the hair care line’s hometown, New York City!

Topganic, http://www.topganic.com the first hair care line to effectively combine natural oils, extracts and minerals from the Dead Sea, provides a truly natural approach to protect and nourish hair. The brand’s luxurious range of shampoos, conditioners, masks and oils work to prevent further damage from chemicals, heat styling and pollution.

For the chance to win, simply become a fan of Topganic’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Topganic/683158355090692
and comment on the corresponding contest post. Be sure to check back frequently for additional Topganic Transformation city contests. “Travel not included.”

(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-Fact Sheet)

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Support iPAW at Fashionistas for Fur-babies on Saturday , April 11, 2015

Posted on: January 30th, 2015

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Save the Date: April 11, 2015 11:00 am – 3:00pm

Attend Fashionistas for Fur-babies to support iPAW (Integrating People for Animal Wellness)

Fashionistas for Fur-Babies is a Fashion and Costume Show with food and fun for people and pets to benefit a charity that saves special needs pets from unwarranted euthanasia!

There’s going to be a very special bonus: the Brewers will be there to sign autographs and sports items!

You can participate by attending, becoming a vendor/sponsor, or by providing silent auction items.

Do you have a creative fashion-related business and love pets? Then this is the event for you!

Costumed models and pets in need will walk the runway to entertain and inspire you to donate to this worthy cause.

Also… Only participant pets are allowed; please do not bring your own pets to watch this event.

Visit http://www.iPAWaid.com for more information, and “Like” us on Facebook: Integrating People for Animal Wellness.

Fashionistas for Fur-babies – Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 11 am til 3 pm…

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(Any quoted or paraphrased information in this article was obtained from a provided PR-promotional fact sheet.)

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