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May 25

Flawless Skincare Routine – Simple Measures to a Exquisite Face

By KellyWil

https://justasktrisha.wordpress.com/2013/08/21/flawless-skincare-routine-simple-steps-to-a-flawless-face/

Hello Gorgeous!

Great skin is smooth, even toned, and dewy. To get those results, you need an effective daily skincare routine in place.

My journey to flawless skin is an evolving process. People ask me often what products I use so I thought I would share my current routine and products with you.

Everyone’s skin type and concerns are different and I know that I probably put a lot of products on my skin (I am a total product junkie), but I am really loving my current results from my nightly routine and I hope you will too.

Nightly Skincare Routine – Simple Steps to a Flawless Face:

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  • To deep clean and improve skin texture and prepare for product absorption, I use Ulta’s Dual Action Cleansing System (I bought this instead of the Clarisonic cleansing system to save some money and I LOVE it–highly recommend it). This little gadget really minimizes pores and helps to improve so many other skin concerns.

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  • You want to use a gentle face wash/cleanser with the cleansing system. You can use any product you like as long as it is gentle (you do not want to use an exfoliating face product with the cleansing system because it will be too harsh when paired together). I am currently using Soap & Glory’s Peaches and Clean 4-in-1 wash off deep cleansing milk.

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  • I wash off the extra product from my face by using an extra gentle cleansing sponge (the cleansing system tends to get messy and the face sponge really comes in handy).

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Now it’s time for the fun stuff… Skincare products! My new favorite line for face care is Kiehl’s!

  • Once my face is squeaky clean, I apply two products together.

First I add Kiehl’s Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate to my face

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Second, directly after I apply the above concentrate, I apply Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

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When I pair these two products together, I achieve amazing results! It feels great on my skin and the next morning my face always looks flawless!

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And there you have it, my flawless skincare routine. Just stick with it and the results will be well worth the extra five minutes each day.

XOXO

Your beauty addict,

Trisha

 



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Mar 02

This Natural-Beauty Guru Wants to Give You the Best Skin of Your Life

By KellyWil

Posted From http://stylecaster.com/beauty/cindy-diprima-cap-beauty/

Think back to the last time you and your best friend made a pact to get “healthier.” Maybe you actually made it to yoga three times that week, or you bought a vegan lipstick and silently patted yourself on the back, or maybe you even lasted the full four weeks of Whole30. Hey, every little bit counts, right? But that also means your best friend definitely isn’t Cindy DiPrima, co-founder of CAP Beauty, because the last time DiPrima and her best friend decided to live a healthier life, they created one of the coolest natural beauty shops in New York City, and ever so swiftly established themselves as the new leaders of the beauty and wellness community.

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Unlike you and your best friend, though, DiPrima and her business partner, Kerrilynn Pamer, didn’t just randomly decide to jump on the wellness train after finishing off a bottle of merlot and a bag of pita chips. “I’ve always been into natural beauty and holistic health, but all of those interests were really amplified when I had kids,” says DiPrima, whose two children are ages five and seven. “Babies lick you and kiss you, and I realized I didn’t even know what they were ingesting, because I didn’t know what was in my skin-care products. And that was kind of when I realized I needed to take ownership over my health and what I was putting on my body.”

Photo: CAP Beauty

Photo: CAP Beauty

So when Pamer, who was already the owner of the fashion and jewelry boutique Castor and Pollux, which already carried a small collection of natural products, asked DiPrima in 2014 if she wanted to help her create a store solely devoted to natural beauty, her answer was easy. Within a year, the duo founded CAP Beauty (“it stands for clean and pure, though my very French husband pointed out that it also means destination, which is fitting”), an all-natural beauty website with a hyper-curated stock of hand-picked products, and in 2015, they opened their first brick-and-mortar store in the West Village in New York City.

“Kerrilynn and I decided early on that we were going to have high standards and a really tight edit with our selection of products,” says DiPrima. “Every product we carry has been tested by someone on our staff, and even then, we’ll only include it if it’s really, really excellent and is also filling some sort of void. Like, we’re not going to bewilder you with 20 choices of the same type of product—we’re going to give you the best ones at different price points, so you know you’re going home with the right product for you and your skin.”

Photo: CAP Beauty

Photo: CAP Beauty

The rigorous vetting process, though, is somewhat necessary in a world of miscommunication about natural beauty. “People either think that natural beauty products are the less-effective stepsisters of mass-market products, or that they’re over-priced DIY recipes they could make in their own kitchen,” says DiPrima. “But a really excellent natural face oil, for example, wasn’t just slapped together; it’s been intelligently formulated to treat different skin types and issues using truly effective ingredients.”

And those ingredients really do make a difference. “99-percent of the time, synthetic ingredients in mass-market products aren’t actually making the product more effective—they’re generally just preserving the formula so it can sit on shelves for years without spoiling,” she says. “So maybe only 20-percent of the ingredients in your anti-aging cream are benefiting your skin, while the other 80-percent are fillers used to stabilize the product—all of which can be awful for your face in the long run.”

The ingredients in natural products, however, all serve a purpose: to better your skin. “Every single ingredient in the natural products we carry is there for a reason—whether it’s radish root ferment, which is both a natural preservative and an anti-inflammatory, or a botanical active that stabilizes the formula, while producing collagen in your skin,” says DiPrima. “Some of the best ingredients in the world are natural because they’re loaded with excellent nutrients, which makes them wonderful products on their own merit, even when stacked against drugstore favorites.”

Photo: CAP Beauty

Photo: CAP Beauty

And if none of that sways you to try the natural-beauty life, maybe the fact that DiPrima’s own skin and hair now shine with the light of a thousand moons will entice you. “I have honestly never looked better since using all natural beauty products,” she says. “I’ve been using an oil treatment that turned my frizzy hair into this shiniest, silkiest hair I’ve ever had, and despite the fact that I’m always trying out new products, my skin-tone has totally evened out, my complexion is brighter, and I just look way glowier overall.”

Still, if you’re skeptical about sweeping your entire vanity into the trash can, DiPrima recommends starting small, but staying consistent. “The best way to adopt a natural lifestyle is to just be mindful and doing little things every day,” she says. “You don’t have to do a 21-day juice cleanse, but maybe try to have a green juice each morning. And you don’t need to abandon all of your favorite beauty products, but maybe try to swap two of them out for natural options.” In the end, though, DiPrima acknowledges that everyone needs to find a system that works best for her—“though I’m biased and think that system should be natural,” she says with a laugh.

Luckily, we got DiPrima to tell us her absolute favorite, holy-grail natural products, so you can test the natural life without feeling completely overwhelmed by the choices (or without buying a plane ticket to fly to New York and ask the CAP Beauty founders yourself). Click through to see her MVPs, and then get slathering. Your ridiculously perfect hair and skin will thank you.

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Feb 24

People Are Tattooing Freckles on Their Face, and This Is What It Looks Like

By KellyWil

 

Posted From http://stylecaster.com/beauty/freckle-tattoos/

As the old saying goes, if you’ve got a face, tattoo stuff on it. Alright, we made that up, but it seems to be the rampant sentiment as of late, with every new, emerging beauty trend being some form of tattoo (lookin’ at you, microblading). And now, it appears that the latest trend to hit social media is freckle tattooing. Yup. It’s exactly as it sounds.

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Just like the brow-product obsession turned into a semi-permanent microblading obsession, the freckle craze of 2015 and 2016 has now turned into tattooed freckles. According to NewBeauty, who interviewed cosmetic tattoo artists Gabrielle Rainbow on the trend, the freckling process (which, at her shop, can cost about $250) generally takes about an hour to do, with results lasting up to three years.

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“When [the freckles] are ‘freshly done,’ they will appear swollen, almost like bee stings,” said Rainbow, noting that the swelling does go down after a few hours, and the intense color will soften after a few months. And, after a few years, the spots will fade away, leaving you with your natural-born skin again. Of course, we feel the need to remind you that these are still tattoos on your face, and that there’s no turning back once you get them done.

Still, if you’re in love with your freckles (which you should be!) and want to enhance them, or want the spent-all-summer-in-the-sun look without the skin cancer, tattooed freckles could be the way to go. Just, like, think really hard about it first, and find a reputable tattoo artist who won’t make you look like you’re suddenly covered in blackheads.

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Feb 07

Self-care Sundays: DIY Organic Skincare with Oleum Vera

By KellyWil

Posted From http://livingprettynaturally.com/self-care-sundays-diy-organic-skincare-with-oleum-vera/

I love Sundays. I would argue they are my favourite day of the week, namely because I try not to plan much and instead just hang around the house with a cup of tea, a good book, my journal and of course, try out some new skincare.  This week was Oleum Vera, an organic, non-GMO, DIY skincare kit.

DIY Organic Skincare Oleum Vera

Today was as little more exciting, as I finally got to try Oleum Vera’s DIY skincare system. Why is it exciting? Because it is DIY organic skincare. It comes with a fantastic set of ingredients (to help you blend and combine to your hearts content – and comes with instructions so you can be sure to create the perfect “system” for your skin type.

DIY Organic Skincare Oleum Vera

Combining the different ingredients made for a good learning experience, as did testing out the products when I was finished.

DIY Organic Lemon & Cucumber Toner Recipe

DIY Organic Skincare Oleum Vera

First thing I created was the toner. Oleum Vera stocks you with the Vegetable-based glycerine, the non-GMO vitamin E and you just add the rest of the ingredients from your fridge or cupboard.

This toner is for normal to combination skin. Since most of the toners I use are floral waters, I thought it would be nice to have something a little more clarifying for days leading up to my moon cycle. Great for the odd hormonal breakout, or just keeping things feel fresh post cleanse.

DIY Organic Skincare Oleum Vera

Ingredients

  • ½ large organic cucumber, diced small (cooling on the skin)
  • 3 tbs (45 ml) organic witch hazel oil (helps to tighten the skin and get rid of bacteria)
  • 2 tbs (30 ml) organic green tea (antioxidant rich and cooling)
  • 1 tbs (15 ml) organic lemon juice (a glow-getter ingredient)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) non-GMO plant-based glycerin (attracts and retains moisture)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) non-GMO vitamin E oil (natural preservative)

Blend all ingredients together in a blender. Then, use a piece of cheese cloth or a coffee filter to strain the mixture so you’re left with just the liquid. Pour it into the glass bottle provided.

DIY Organic Skincare Oleum Vera

DIY Organic Face Serum with Geranium and Pomegranate

This serum I made was for dry or sensitive skin, and since it is snowing outside and the heat is pumping in here, I can’t  help but think my skin could use a little extra moisture.

This was by far my favourite part. I absolutely love facial oils and serums, so getting to create my own was fun (I also learned something new). I focused on healing oils, and wanted something for dryness and anti-aging. I decided to opt for a pomegranate and geranium oil face serum with a base of jojoba and marula oil.

DIY Organic Skincare Oleum Vera
  • 1 tbs (15 ml) organic marula oil (light but big source of fatty acids – so great for skin elasticity)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) organic jojoba oil (has similar structure to human sebum, so it is great for balancing)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) organic pomegranate seed oil (deeply penetrating and full of antioxidants)
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) non-GMO vitamin E oil (a natural preservative)
  • 6 drops organic geranium essential oil (cooling and balancing effect on the skin, also great for wrinkles)
  • 6 drops organic frankincense essential oil (protects skin, helps to lift and tighten)


DIY Organic Skincare Oleum Vera

I hope you can get your hands on this, and have as much fun as I did. Oleum Vera also has organic DIY kits for hair, facial cleansing, body and at home spa.

The whole kit retails for $75 USD – which is a fantastic price when you consider you’re getting two facial oils and a toner from the box. Not to  mention the fun.

The facial kit comes with two bottles for the moisturizing serum, perhaps consider creating one for a friend (or with a friend).

Happy Sunday, loves.

X
K

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Jan 19

The Ultimate Simple and Easy Beauty Makeover Tips

By KellyWil

Simple Beauty Make Over Tips Checklist

Your personal beauty routine doesn't have to be a huge undertaking. By simply tailoring a beauty schedule to suit your wishes, you should have a really nice and enjoyable beauty experience. Continue reading to understand the inside techniques regarding easy beauty makeover tips by way of suggestions to present you with the natural beauty basics.

In case you have a hard time getting your eyeliner to remain put, you can apply eye shadow as soon as you put on eyeliner. It is best to gently put your shadow over your eyeliner with a cotton ball. This will seal off the employment of eyeliner and will also last much longer and not run.

To play up green or hazel eyes and make a candlelit result, decide on eye colors which spotlight the gold and green hues in your irises. A number of typical colors to give this look include things like light brown, purple, lavender, along with pale.

Beauty Makeover Styling Tips

Look at making use of some coconut oil as a substitute of brand name moisturizers for the face. Virgin coconut oil swiftly moisturizes the skin and can help to smooth away wrinkles and also lines on the face. Coconut oil is also a natural anti-bacterial in addition to anti-fungal agent, making it useful in combating skin conditions, this includes eczema,psoriasis and acne.

Look at making use of some coconut oil as a substitute of brand name moisturizers for the face. Virgin coconut oil swiftly moisturizes the skin and can help to smooth away wrinkles and also lines on the face. Coconut oil is also a natural anti-bacterial in addition to anti-fungal agent, making it useful in combating skin conditions, this includes eczema,psoriasis and acne.

Incorporate volume to your personal hair. You will be able to very easily do this by simply blow drying your hair upside-down for at least 10 minutes. When your hair is dried out,give it a cool blast of air to set the volume in. You can make your hair have much more bounce along with volume just by means of doing this.

Make use of a misting spray to set makeup products. After you are finished fully making up your face, lightly mist yourself by using a sprayer. This approach will set your makeup,keeping it in place longer before requiring you in order to touching it up. This is ideal for long nights out or gatherings such as wedding ceremonies.

Stay replenished with water to assist the youthful vigor of your skin. Dehydration can just take a toll on your own skin, resulting in it appearing dull or boring, dry and also wrinkly.You may re hydrate your skin by means of ingesting a minimum of 8 - 10 glasses of water everyday. You might include some lemon, lime or cranberry fruit juice to your water if it is going to be far more appealing to you that way. You'll appear dazzling in virtually no time.

Try this trick out by making use of small pieces of any teabag for torn nails. First of all,empty a teabag of its leaves. After that, cut a small bit of the bag that covers the tear of your nail. Last, place the cut material on the damage, and make use of clear nail polish to paint over it.

If you are planning to make use of false eyelashes, you would by no means want to find out that you actually have allergies to the adhesive. To be able to find out if you happen to be allergic,apply a modest amount of eyelash adhesive to your arm. Place a band-aid over it, and permit it remain for a day. If there isn't a rash, in that case it won't be an problem.

There is actually a great deal more involved with beauty makeover routines than the the vast majority of people would like to assume. Despite the fact that you may will need to work and study in order to perfect them, the end results will pay great rewards. By pursuing the information that has been presented here you will be able to develop self-assurance and draw in a lot of personal awareness.


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Jan 17

Head Rush: Why Aromatherapy Oils Can Power Up Your Workout

By KellyWil

Posted From http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/freepeoplefeed/~3/6iUbncPmYYI/

The potent botanical elixirs that can motivate your mind—and body…

 

This post comes to you from beauty contributor Kari Molvar.

Inhaling aromatherapy oils has long been known to alter your mood—but the spiritual, centuries-old ritual can influence your physical abilities, too. Depending on the blend, a fresh whiff of these botanical elixirs can rev up your body before a 10-mile run or calm your senses during a 6o-minute restorative stretch class. So no wonder modern wellness experts have been tapping into the potent benefits for their daily workouts lately. Here, two fitness pros talk about how to incorporate essential oils into your own practice.

Learn the key moves:

“I use essential oils in my daily life,” says Eve Lynn Kessner, a cult-favorite instructor at SoulCycle who concocts her own custom blends. She recommends mixing essential oils into a carrier oil, like jojoba or sweat almond, before applying to your skin to prevent any irritation (note: it’s a good idea to talk to your dermatologist if you’re sensitive or prone to reactions). “I’ll put anywhere from five to 15 drops of essential oils into an ounce of my carrier oil, depending on how potent I want the blend to be.”

Pre-workout warm-up:

“In the winter, I use a spicy blend of rosemary, clove and orange to perk me up and get me emotionally ready for my work ahead,” says Kessner. “It’s especially great for any sweaty spin workout or hot yoga.” New York City-based trainer Angela Hubbs, is similarly obsessed with aromatherapy. “I’ve been using oils for about two or three years now,” she says. “I was intrigued by having a healthy natural way to take care of my health, deal with pain and adjust my mood.” For instant energy, she likes a blend of eucalyptus, peppermint, laurel leaf, melaleuca, ravensara, cardamom, and lemon. “This support your respiratory system, so I use it before I do any cardio.” Or for a ready-made alternative, try dabbing Flora Remedia’s Uplifting Treatment Oil on your wrists.

Stay focused while you sweat:

To sharpen your concentration during yoga, Pilates, meditation or any rigorous activity that requires mental attentiveness, reach for a grounding assortment of botanicals. Hubbs recommends a mixture of lavender, majoram, chamomile, ylang ylang, sandalwood and vanilla. “This calms and slows the nervous system,” she says, adding that, as a bonus, “it helps relieve stress.” We also like Soul Sunday’s Inhale & Exhale Aromatherapy Oil Set, which includes a set of two yoga-inspired medleys (a centering earthy floral and a bright, spirit-boosting citrus).

Wind down post-workout:

Kessner is a firm believer in the power of the cool-down after a tough workout. “If I don’t recover well, my body is achy for the next. If I’m achy, my head isn’t in the game. Recovery is key and essential oils help my body recovery successfully,” she says. “Mints revive tired muscles. Arnica gets blood flowing to areas that need healing from soreness. Lavender heals and let’s me sleep at night.” You can apply those oils individually or reach for Living Libation’s Sweet Sleep Serum [LINK TK]—rich in vanilla, hemp blossoms and spikenhard—to lull your body into relaxation.

Master the application techniques:

The best place to apply any blend of oils? The bottoms of your feet, which helps increase absorption, says Hubbs. She also likes to put a drop of her pre-workout oil under her nose and on her chest to help open up her airways. Or try rubbing your mixture between your palms and breathing it in, then massaging a tiny bit on the pulse points behind your ears, so you’ll subtly inhale the scent (but not be overwhelmed by it during rounds of planks and burpees). Kessner, for her part, targets the muscles that she works the hardest. “Areas for me that need most attention are my upper back, and my quads and glutes because of all the cycling!”

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