May 19, 2018

Want to Grow Younger? Here Is How

Attitude determines the level of everyone’s success. Aging is something that no one can overturn and so you can only embrace it. The effects that come with age like the sunken face and the wrinkles are what many loathe. It is crucial to adopt behavior that will make you look young, as you grow old.

What to keep off:

Quit smoking. When the cigar smoke is exposed to the skin, there are chemical changes that alter the skin cells. Both the collagen and elastin found in the skin layers are damaged. That leads to the sagging and wrangling of the skin. The smoke also thins the blood vessels supplying nutrients with oxygen to the skin tissues. Thus, there is the low production of the skin cells. The behavior of puffing the cigar will lead to seemingly deformed appearance, manifested in the eyes and the lips.

Watch your diet. Food rations and nutrients concentrations vary, as you grow old. Some foods combat the aging process by the nutrients they contain. One needs to take foods rich in antioxidants like vitamin C, E, and carotene. Because these are consumed through food, there is a less chance for the free radicals to damage the skin cells. Foods rich in these antioxidants are colorful vegetables, cold water, trout, and salmon.

Avoid too much exposure to direct sunshine. A key neurotransmitter called melatonin is produced from vitamin A when stimulated by ultraviolet (UV) rays obtained from the sun. However, too much of this radiation will lead to the destruction of collagen and elastin resulting in skin wrinkles. Therefore, it is recommended that you use sun block when going out to the sun.

What to embrace

Treat acne. Acne is a skin disease caused by inflammation of skin gland and hair follicles. Different supplements that can treat acne are available in the market and you read their reviews on Gradedreviews.Com.

Massage your skin with Sesame oil: This enables the blood to circulate freely. The oil is useful for hydrating the skin hence making it look healthy. This oil is applied a few minutes before going to bath. It naturally washes away the dead skin and therefore giving you a smooth sensation and a glowing look.

Consider Omega 3: This is an anti-inflammatory agent, which is found in fish oil. It is known for repairing skin tissues. It makes the skin look supple. When choosing one, consider the brands that are molecularly distilled for purity or pesticide free.

The list of the things you can do to age gracefully is endless. However, one’s behavior in response to live and daily occurrences is essential. Adopt a positive attitude toward everything and everybody. Even in the difficult of the situations, take it easy and move on. Avoid things that will lower your esteem. Above all, smile. When you smile, a glow of beauty surrounds you. You look more attractive and younger. Smile all the way; the world is watching and smiling back at your beauty.

 

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May 17, 2018

Jasmine Tookes Really Loves Gabriel NY Jewelry!

Jasmine Tookes shared a photo on Instagram, stacking her Gabriel NY 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle ($825) and 14K Yellow Gold Diamond Bangle ($965) from the Bujukan Collection (www.gabrielny.com). The model also wore the same Gabriel NY bangles out for a dinner date in West Hollywood last week, and at the airport in Cannes, France recently.

 

 

 

 

 

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May 17, 2018

Coffee Concerns: Q&A With Dr. Ehsan Ali, Concierge Doctor to the Stars

 

Does coffee actually have an effect on your mood?

Yes, coffee is a stimulant, which typically elevates your mood, making you feel good. However, with some patients, overstimulation of the nervous system can cause a boost in adrenaline, leading to anxiety.

Why does coffee make some people’s stomach hurt?

For the same reason it boosts adrenaline, coffee’s stimulant effect causes the stomach to contract and squeeze. In large amounts, this can cause stomach pain. Also, coffee increases the acidity in stomach, which can be painful for those with acid reflux.

If you’re like us, you can’t get by without that cup! Is there a way to drink coffee that’s easier on the stomach?

Absolutely! Drinking it very slowly – and with small sips – can make it easier on your stomach. Taking an antacid prior may also help.

Is there any other beverage that could wake you up that wouldn’t hurt your stomach as much?

Tea, especially green tea, is much milder and less likely to cause stomach issues. Matcha lovers, rejoice!

Does a regular coffee habit affect your sleep habits over time?

Regular caffeine users can develop tolerance over time, so though it might not immediately affect your sleep, you will find yourself needing more and more cups! However, caffeine can cause insomnia in some patients.

About Dr. Ehsan Ali: 

A house-call specialist to the stars, Beverly Hills Concierge Dr. Ehsan Ali is board certified in Internal Medicine and fellowship trained in Geriatric Medicine. Recognized as a Top Health & Wellness Expert byAngeleno Magazine, Dr. Ali has been named to several ‘Best of Beverly Hills’ lists and has appeared on Khloe Kardashian’s Revenge Body, as well as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Dr. Ali  has active hospital privileges at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA. He also spends his spare time volunteering at free medical clinics in the area.

 
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May 16, 2018

Royal Beauty Predictions with YouCam Makeup

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May 16, 2018

The DOUX is A MUST DO! New Indie Hair Care Line Now Available at Target

THE STORY:

There’s something NEW and worth telling people with curls of all types and textures about. The Doux® (pronounced The Do) is a “new school” modern hair care system with an “old school edge.” With packaging that is bold and bright and product titles inspired by 90’s hip hop, The Doux is poised to kill it with those seeking a way to smoothing curly, kinky, and wavy hair into both, curly or straight styles.

Created by Maya Smith, a 25-year celebrity stylist and International Curl Master, The Doux was first launched in Europe in 2011 in response to her passion for helping people master the hair they were born with. STRAIGHT, NATURAL, CURLY, or RELAXED, according to The Doux, if you grew it, it’s ALL GOOD. “I was living in Germany at the time, had my own salon there and my specialty was helping clients to transition to a relaxer-free lifestyle. I’m obsessed with people maximizing the potential of the hair they were born with. Mastering curls is my passion and purpose,” explains Smith.

The people felt her passion through her products. The Doux blew up overseas so much so that it caught the attention of media in the USA. “Once we started getting press in the states the demand for The Doux was incredible. I had to return to the states and see this vision through,” Maya Smith explains. In 2014, Maya opened The DOUX Salon™ in Macon Georgia’s historic Downtown district and started selling her professional grade products at her salons and on-line.

Fast-forward three years and a lot of work and dedication, The Doux will arrived in Target stores in the winter of 2017 into 2018; no easy feat for an indie brand. “We are so excited to bring The Doux to the masses. It’s 20 years in the making. We listened to 20 years of feedback from actual clients from Minneapolis to Morocco. We listened to what people wanted, a salon grade, high quality product that delivered on its promises. Helping people to manage and maintain their natural hair and celebrate their own bold, unique style is what the last 25 years of my professional life has been about,” Maya Smith shares.

The Doux also redesigned its packaging, with the intention to disrupt the category. Maya did all the of the package design herself bold with bright colors, which is the opposite of the more subdued look you see on the shelves currently. “I’m a fan of 90’s rap so I wanted to incorporate lyrics and titles in the packaging,” adds Smith. With titles such as Bonita Afro Balm, Mousse Def, Sucka Free, Fresh Rinse, and The Light, The Doux will most definitely catch the eyes of Millennials and Gen X’ers alike.

THE PRODUCTS: (Products & Images Available Upon Request)

Shampoo and Conditioner

*SUCKA FREE™ Moisturizing Shampoo, *FRESH RINSE™ Conditioner

Sulphate & Paraben-free Shampoo and Conditioning Duo with Shea Butter & Sea Silk. A gentle cleansing system for thick, dry, or color-treated hair. Ultra-hydrating conditioner has amazing slip for easy detangling. Sea silk smooths the cuticle, leaving hair frizz-free and full of body. MSRP: $12.99 each.

Stylers:

*BONITA AFRO BALM™ Shine Enhancing Texture Cream Delivers shine and manageability for pixies, Afro’s, tapered cuts, and twist/braid/coil sets. Certified organic botanicals, alcohol & paraben free. MSRP: $15.99.

*MOUSSE DEF™ Texture Foam Non-flaking mousse gives definition to curly styles without stiffness, cloudiness, or crunch. Soy proteins and natural humectants make this humidity-resistant styling aid ideal for thermal styling as well. MSRP: $14.99

*THE LIGHT™ Shine Mist Preserves color and protects hair from heat styling. Reduces drying time and delivers weightless shine to finished looks. Adds natural luster to natural styles. Infused with Black Cacao, Passion Fruit, and Palm Oil. MSRP: $14.99.

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May 16, 2018

5 Ways to Turn Over a New leaf and Start Afresh

There often comes the point in your life when you feel like you want to start over. This could be because you’re tired of the chapter you’re currently at or because growth has pushed you to a new level. Whatever the case, starting afresh is something that you willingly or unwillingly end up doing at different points in your life. No matter what the reason is, starting over can be good in many cases as it gives you the chance to hit the reset button and do things differently. It also creates the opportunity for you to experience life in a new way whether it’s by moving to a new place, mingling with different people, or spending more time getting to know yourself. In light of this, you will find five ways to turn over a new leaf in the following article.  

Make Peace with Your Past

One of the first steps that you should take when turning over a new leaf is making peace with your past. Sometimes you can find it difficult to move on because you’re still holding on to things that have happened to you and may have had a major impact in your life. Some of these things may include heartbreaks, losing a friend, death, or other disappointments. They could even be things that you’ve done wrong to others or mistakes that you’ve made that you can’t seem to forgive yourself for. However, if you truly want to move on, letting it go and moving forward is key. Some ways to let go of the past include picking up the habit of meditating, understanding your past so that it becomes easier to move on and then accepting your past. Some other things that may help are loving the process, being grateful, and believing in yourself. You should try and always remember that you are not your past and the future has many beautiful things in store for you.

Set New Goals

Another important way to turn over a new leaf and start afresh is by setting yourself new goals. Sometimes this gives you the motivation and stamina you need to start over and soar higher. Setting goals should be about first evaluating where you are and then determining where you want to go from there. You may decide that you want to set new targets for some long-time dreams and aspirations that you’ve had. On the other hand, it may be that you have a new-found passion that you want to pursue and map out how you’re going to go about it. You should also note that setting new goals don’t have to be career-related. You could resolve to start eating better, work on improving your relationships, or set targets for any other aspect of your life that you’d like to improve. When setting goals, some steps you can take include writing down your goal, making sure it is realistic, and achievable, developing an action plan that tells you how you’re going to achieve it, then following it up. This should help you feel positive about your fresh start and give you a little more motivation along the way.

Let go of Bad Habits

Turning over a new leaf often means letting go of the past as mentioned above. Sometimes this also implies letting go of bad habits that may keep you from moving forward. Some that you may want to leave behind is bad eating habits and not getting enough exercise. This is because when starting over, you want to feel both mentally and physically intact. Some ideas for a healthy diet change if you aren’t already doing them are eating more goat cheese, trying to snack on popcorn, eating more coconut, grass-fed beef, and canned salmon in case you don’t have the time to cook it from scratch. Some other things you can eat are tofu, purple potato, oysters, blackberries, and spaghetti squash. In addition to changing your diet and staying active, you should also try and get rid of any habits that may be damaging your health like drug and alcohol abuse. You can do this by looking for some of the best rehab centers in your local area and seeing how they can help you recover. Looking for ways to replace bad habits with good ones should be your ultimate goal when turning over a new leaf.

Get a New Look

When starting afresh, it may be time to change your physical look as well. It might imply getting a new hair-cut, changing your style of dressing, or just adding something new to your overall look. Doing this can make you feel like a new person as well as make you feel like you’re entering a new phase. It is also a way of self-expressing and depicting how you feel outwardly. Some ideas for new looks may be going short if your hair is long, trying a new color, or a completely different style than what you’re used to. Regarding clothing, if you’re a safe dresser, why not think of something a little more daring and edgy. You can look for ways to make statements with your clothing and try different color combinations than what you’re typically used to. It is important that your look makes you feel comfortable but pushing your boundaries a little could prepare you for a fresh start.

Improve Your Inner Circle

The people that you spend the most time with can significantly impact your ability to move forward with your life. For this reason, it is imperative that you choose to spend time with people who push you to be better and have a positive influence on you. If you already have such people around you, then you should look for ways to nurture those relationships. On the other hand, if you find such relationships are lacking in your life, consider looking for mentors that are where you would want to be as well as networking and forging natural friendships with people that you admire.

Change is inevitable in most cases, so changing on your terms could be a good decision to make. There are always opportunities to right your wrongs and retrace your steps to navigate your life in the direction you want it to go. Turning over a new leaf and starting afresh is just one of many ways to do it.

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May 13, 2018

Birdies Garden Party Collection Introducing a New Silhouette

San Francisco, CA (May 9, 2018) – Birdies, the company that is creating a new category in footwear – slippers for the entertaining space of the home – announces the Garden Party Collection launch today. Birdies combines the structure and style of designer flats with the comfort and softness of the most luxurious slippers. The collection focuses on a new slide silhouette infusing style and luxury with ease and versatility, featuring nine new styles including The Songbird which is influenced by longtime fan of the brand, Meghan Markle.

The interior-design-inspired lifestyle brand celebrates the love of hosting at home in style. Each pair is made from the finest materials including Birdies’ signature champagne satin quilting and 7-layer responsive cushion technology, for extra comfort and bounce. Rubber soles provide for indoor and outdoor versatility. Each slipper is designed with premium handmade details that embody an effortless style. Design elements include suedes, velvets and satin fabrics in blush, gold, navy, and berry tones with expressive embellishments like decorative pom-poms and tassels to provide an elevated look.

Birdies is passionate about elevating the experience at home. The slides are for the modern and busy woman who takes care of everyone and everything around her while wanting to look and feel her best. She is independent, effortlessly chic, wears many hats, and loves to entertain and bring people together. Combining innovative design and classic style, this new take on slippers is fashionable, luxurious, and incredibly comfortable. Each pair is available for women in half sizes from 5 through 12 with retail price at just $140 and available on www.birdiesslippers.com and the flagship store on Union Street in San Francisco.

Co-Founders, Bianca Gates, and Marisa Sharkey have always believed that everything is better when people come together. With the mission – “More Together,” the duo believes that the more we help each other, share with each other, and open our doors to each other, the further we can all go. “We founded Birdies to encourage and inspire people to create more together. To give people the confidence to open their doors and their hearts to invite the world in.” Says Bianca Gates, CEO and Co-Founder of Birdies.

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May 13, 2018

Two halos are better than one

Two Halos are better than one, and I don’t mean the orange kind. I’m talking about headbands that are exclusively created by Urbanhalo. If you wear headbands all the time like I do, you will especially love Urbanhalo Headbands. these Headbands serve a purpose, to keep hair away from your face and neck. It’s even more important to have your hair properly contained when exercising. Urbanhalos Headbands are the perfect hair accessory for both.

I love my headbands but the major drawback to metal or tight fitting headbands is that headaches can occur. Headbands will also leave a dent on the side of your head which isn’t noticeable but extremely uncomfortable.

Urbanhalo Headbands do not give you headaches. As a matter of fact, I can’t even feel them around my head, that’s how comfortable they are. They keep your hair in place, the sweat off your forehead and they don’t slip off. Did I mention they are nylon free and come in an array of fashionable colors. My daughter and I wear ours to spin class and we love them.The two styles shown above are Avalance (left) and Serendipity (right).

Urbanhalo Headbands are an exercise fashion “must have” and a stylish hair accessory for anytime. They are made of superior sweat-wicking fabric to keep you cool and dry throughout your daily activities. Urbanhalo Headbands measure 9 x 5 x .25 in so you can adjust the width of your band to fit your style and activity. The fabric is super soft and stretchy giving you the comfort you want.

Urban Halo Headbands are a loyal brand that’s handmade with love in the fabulous USA.

ABOUT THE CREATOR:Urbanhalo was created out of need when founder Jen Joas couldn’t find the ideal headband for her daily jog. Hoping to find something that looked good and kept sweat off her face without causing a headache, she started her quest to find the perfect fabric combination and Urbanhalo was born! Unique fabric blend
Created in the US.”

Urban Halo offers headbands in mens and childrens sizing si the whole family can enjoy them and a great price of $15 – learn more at Urbanhalo.com

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May 9, 2018

Pretty and Powerful Innovations in SPF’s from Jane Iredale

From left to right:

Hand Moisturizer: HandDrink® Hand Cream ($29, janeiredale.com)

NEW antioxidant-rich Lemongrass HandDrink® provides broad spectrum SPF 15 while smoothing and protecting skin without feeling greasy. Lemongrass Oils refresh and revive skin, Liposomal encapsulated Apple Extract brightens and evens the appearance of skin tone and White and Green Tea Extracts provide nourishment and antioxidant protection.

Blurring Cream: jane iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer ($41, janeiredale.com)

Dream Tint is a hydrating, lightweight, water-resistant tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 that gives a soft-focus effect that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores. It’s formulated with lightweight minerals and is a tinted moisturizer that not only hydrates and provides sheer to medium coverage, but helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss.

Lip Tint: jane iredale LipDrink ($17, janeiredale.com)

LipDrink provides SPF 15 and powerful blend of antioxidants, green tea extracts and Vitamins C and E, to help protect against future damage. LipDrink is lemon scented and available in four shades including: Flirt a peachy pink, Crush a tinted sheer berry, Buff a sheer nude, and Sheer, the original translucent shade.  A fifth shade, Tease, a shimmery plum brown, will be launching July 2018.

4-in-1: jane iredale PurePressed™ Base Mineral Foundation ($42, janeiredale.com)

Semi-matte with a weightless feel, it provides broad spectrum SPF 20 that’s water resistant for up to 40 minutes while protecting the skin and minimizing pores and fine lines. Available in 24 shades and also has an eco-friendly refillable compact!

 

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May 8, 2018

Sol de Janeiro New Glow Oils On The Met Gala Red Carpet

Sol de Janeiro’s NEW Glow Oils debuted  at the Met Gala on celebs including Kate Upton, Lily Aldridge, Yara Shahidi, Tiffany Haddish, and Scarlett Johansson.

 Tracy Murphy for Kate Upton

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/p/BifuuTaA66B/?hl=en&taken-by=tracymurphymua

o   “I used the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil on Kate’s arms and legs, really blending it in for an even all over glow. I used a foundation brush and buffed it in around the collarbones, neck and décolletage. The result is stunning!!”

·         Quinn Murphy  for Lily Aldridge

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bifi1Y0gOWH/?taken-by=quinnmurphy

o   “Before Lily was dressed I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil all over her body. Then I added the Ipanema Sunset Glow Oil to the places where the sun hits/highlight like the collar bone and center of the chest. The combination gave her that bronze glow that makes a red carpet!”

·         Emily Cheng for Yara Shahidi

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/emilychengmakeup/?hl=en

o   “Once Yara was fully dressed I used a large fluffy eyeshadow brush and applied the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on all the high points like her shoulder, collar bone and arms. Then I used my hands to spread and blend.”

·         Dionne Wynn for Tiffany Haddish

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bifq0iGAlBT/?hl=en&taken-by=makeupbydionne

o   “I used the Copacabana Bronzing Glow Oil on Tiffany’s jawline, face and forehead for a super glowy look!”

·         Frankie Boyd for Scarlett Johansson

o   Final Look: https://www.instagram.com/frankieboyd/?hl=en

o   “Scarlett’s glow was achieved using the Ipanema Sunset Oil Glow applied with a buffer brush all over her body”

 

 

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